Chicago-style wisdom . . . When kids have guns, parents aren’t doing their job
When a 12-year-old kid is arrested with a gun, you can’t blame the child. It’s the parents’ fault.
The child police took into custody Tuesday night after finding him in a West Side alley with a handgun in his possession deserves our compassion. But more than that, he needs help — because his parents aren’t doing their job. …
When parents don’t do their job, gangbangers step in to take their place. And kids tend to do what they’re told, regardless of who is giving the orders.
Maybe not a lost cause, but it’s close . . . Since passage of Prop. 63 the process seems irreversible.
Gun-rights activists often express the view that Americans will not easily give up their rights to gun ownership even if the laws eventually outlaw — or at least greatly restrict — the freedom of individuals to own firearms. The scenario they depict is bleak but simple: When armed agents come to their doors to confiscate people’s arsenals, some of those people can be expected to fight back.
Advocates further assume widespread public support for private gun ownership and expect prominent Second Amendment organizations and Republican legislators to raise hell whenever gun regulations start approximating confiscation.
The experience in California, in particular, suggests an entirely different scenario.
And none of the predicted blood in the streets…go figure . . . Tennessee cities adjust to law letting guns in buses, hubs
The four biggest cities in Tennessee are now letting guns on their buses due to a new state law, but the change might not be obvious to riders from the vaguely worded rules posted by cities that opposed the law.
Transit policy changes in Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga rely on riders to know beforehand, or at least look up on their own, who can carry a gun. Memphis officials are still changing the wording of their policy on guns on buses and in stations, but have started letting permit holders carry their guns.
To comply with the law, which took effect July 1, Nashville changed its transit system’s code of conduct, which had banned all weapons, to banning only those that are “unauthorized.” No mention is made of the new law.
Not all of them . . . A Women’s March on the NRA – but do they represent a woman’s view on guns?
Is there a women’s view on guns? The organizers of the massive Women’s March — which took place the day after President Trump’s inauguration — are holding a protest against the National Rifle Association on Friday. After a 2.6 million strong turnout in January, they have high expectations to live up to.
But Donald Trump received a respectable 42 percent of the women’s vote, so it’s hard to say that there is “a women’s view” on guns.
Smith & Wesson still is still acquisitive . . . American Outdoor Brands Corp. to Acquire Bubba Blade
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 12, 2017 — American Outdoor Brands Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: AOBC), a leading manufacturer of firearms and a provider of quality products for the shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiast, today announced that its accessories business, Battenfeld Technologies, Inc., has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of Fish Tales, LLC (“Fish Tales”), a provider of premium sportsman knives and tools for fishing and hunting, including the premium knife brand, Bubba Blade™.
This is a day that ends in a ‘y’ which means . . . Everytown claims state wins on gun control
“When you look at what’s happening in statehouses across the country, the gun safety movement is winning in state after state — even in this challenging political environment — because volunteers and gun violence survivors have become the counterweight to the gun lobby,” said Shannon Watts, who founded Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown.
Nerd alert! . . . Real-Life ‘Monster Hunter’ Gun Replica Is Very Long
This is a full-scale build of the Monster Hunter Aquamatic “Longshot” sniper rifle.
Twitter user Killer 927 posted photos of this recreation, which was made with foam board, PVC pipe, and wood.
From America’s Dairyland . . . Vigil calls for end to gun violence in deaths of Pleasant Prairie residents
For the second time this summer, people gathered Wednesday to mourn two people killed in a murder-suicide.
“We are always saddened by the unnecessary loss of human life, but especially devastated by those lost to violence,” said the Rev. Erik Carlson, pastor of Bradford Community Church Unitarian Universalist during the candlelight vigil, organized by Congregations United to Serve Humanity.
“We’ve lost several such loved ones in Kenosha recently and have been struck by the rash of gun violence that continues here and elsewhere around the country,” he said.
Words to live by! And a great way to spend a lot of money on ammunition.