Those things are so tricksy . . . Does A Watched Gun Ever Kill People? We’re About To Find Out.
Liberals love to tell us that guns kill people and should, therefore, be regulated into extinction. To hell with the 2nd Amendment, let’s make sure law abiding citizens are unable to defend themselves against the bad guys!
One small thing, though. Guns don’t kill people. Bad people always have – and always will – find a way to harm others. Because that’s what bad people do. A gun is only as good or bad as the person handling it.
The folks over at 2ndVote, a conservative watchdog group that tracks corporate activism, have decided to find out once and for all if guns kill people.
Meet the GunCam, a livestream of a Ruger LC9. Will it or won’t it commit a crime? You’ll have to watch to find out.
You can click on the image above to help us keep an eye on that damned thing.
On May 31, records show (Detective Zackery) Kowalske (not pictured above) showed up late for a firearms class at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Ga.
Documents said an instructor asked Kowalske why he was late and noted that an odor of alcohol was coming from his breath.
The report said Kowalske admitted to drinking six beers the night before and said that he had “passed or blacked out” in his hotel room and overslept.
Some beautiful photography here . . . These Recovered Bullets Convey the Destructive Power of Guns
“Each one of these images is of a bullet—the vast majority of which were collected from a local gun range” explains Kentucky-based photographer Garret O. Hansen, discussing his series The Bullets,from a larger body of work entitled HAIL.
The US is one of the few countries recognised abroad for the normalcy of gun possession, though there are places where gun culture impacts on the everyday more than others. “Moving to Kentucky, I found myself in a place with a very strong gun culture” explains Hansen. “I grew up in New York, in a place where nobody I knew had guns, so living in a part of the country where many of my friends, neighbors, and colleagues have guns was a real change”.
OMG! A pistol! In New York City! OMG! . . . What was thought to be a Smith & Wesson handgun was found by workers in a Richmond Valley sewer.
Melville, NY (July 11, 2017) – Nikon introduces another member to the recently introduced BLACK riflescope series, a new category of dedicated optics with models engineered for both precision long-range rifle and action-shooting AR enthusiasts.
For the precision rifle shooter, Nikon’s BLACK X1000 is now offered in a 6-24x50SF Matte Illuminated X-MOA tactical-style reticle synchronized to elevated windage and elevation turrets. Accurate and repeatable, the adjustments enable precise dialing of elevation come ups and wind compensation, while the new reticle design presents the shooter with a visually clean, yet highly functional and advanced tool for estimating range or maintaining holdovers.
But a paper published in the May edition of the journal Social Science & Medicine, titled “The enduring impact of historical and structural racism on urban violence in Philadelphia,” adds an intriguing piece of evidence to a growing body of research that links the history of racial discrimination in cities to current problems with gun violence. This research suggests that fighting systematic racism is a better solution to urban crime than the heavy-handed policing tactics prescribed by Trump and his supporters.
Somehow our old pal Amanda Marcotte fails to mention the effects on these communities of gun control laws that were rooted in racism. Bless her heart.
It’s been hours since Mike “The Gun Guy” pounded his little fists and stamped his little feet at the NRA . . . How Many Members Does The NRA Really Have?
Now before everyone in the gun violence prevention (GVP) community gets all hot and bothered about a tidal wave of gun owners out there who are endlessly surging forward to defend their ownership of guns, let me inject a bit of reality into the NRA’s membership claims. In 2015 the organization claims to have received $165 million in dues, which happens to be $10 million less than what they picked up in their biggest year, which was 2013. At the current rate of $40 a year, this works out to slightly more than 4 million members, although there are various multi-year deals which might alter those numbers somewhat.
Forty dollars a year? The link on our front page lets you join for $30. And the NRA regularly signs people up for $25 or less. So we’d guess six million’s a pretty good number. But you keep whistling right on past that graveyard, Mike.
This is otherwise known as “Monday” in the City of Big Shoulders.
This should please Mayor de Blasio . . . Judge Releases Mentally Ill Man Accused of Assaulting NYPD Cop, Trying to Steal Her Gun
Only a few days after a deranged cop-hater ambushed and killed a female officer in New York City, another deranged cop-hater has allegedly assaulted a female officer and tried to steal her firearm. This suspect, however, is already back on the street without bail, thanks to a liberal activist judge, the New York Post reported Monday.
Kurdel Emmanuel, 29, reportedly stormed into a Brooklyn police station house on Saturday and lunged at the officer inside the 83rd Precinct. According to court papers, Emmanuel then violently grabbed her firearm belt and attempted to yank out her service weapon. Now NYPD cops are watching their backs because Emmanuel has been allowed to walk free.
What gun for monkeys? (Not The Monkees.)