Even the socialists? . . . In Texas, Even The Socialists Are Carrying Guns
It’s not an unusual scene when politically left and right groups mingle, except it was (David) Smith from the Houston Socialist Movement brandishing a rifle, not the red-hatted and camouflage-wearing protesters.
“Houston Socialist Movement believes that we ought to execute that right to self-defense,” Smith said. “If we’re going to ask our people to come to our events, we’re not going to let participants get hurt.”
Members of the Houston Socialist Movement, who hosted a rally against Texas Senate Bill 4, better known as the “show me your papers bill” that goes into effect September 1, have carried firearms at events before, but Saturday’s gathering in front of City Hall marked the first time the group openly flaunted rifles.
He paid his debt for a non-violent crime . . . Ex-Silicon Valley CEO, Republican Lawyer Launch Missive Over Gun Rights
A Silicon Valley CEO-turned-white-collar-criminal teamed up with prominent Republican lawyer Charles Cooper this week to launch a new offensive in the battle over gun rights.
Cooper filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday on behalf of Gregory Reyes. Reyes, the former CEO of the storage networking company Brocade Communication Systems, was convicted of financial crimes in 2010, including securities fraud and making false filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Reyes, now out of jail and living in Montana, claims the government is using those convictions to prevent him from buying a firearm in violation of the Second Amendment.
Cooper said the filing is one in a series of “second generation” cases designed to clarify the scope of the Second Amendment in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2008 landmark decision District of Columbia v. Heller.
This really shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s paying attention . . . FBI ADMITS Unauthorized Program Against American Gun Owners
We recently scored a major victory in the federal civil rights lawsuit Robinson vs. Sessions, now on appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The US DOJ Attorneys admitted in their Answering Brief that the FBI screens “all” Americans seeking to lawfully purchase a firearm against the Terrorist Screening Database (“TSDB”) upon submission of the ATF Form 4473.
“Since 2004, as part of its background checks for all potential firearms purchasers, the NICS has searched a file containing a list of known or suspected terrorists that is exported by the Terrorist Screening Center from the TSDB into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database.”
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It would never occur to him that the Second guarantees the First . . . Piers Morgan Calls for First and Second Amendment to Be Changed to ‘Ban Nazis and Reduce Gun Deaths’
British personality Piers Morgan has given his hot take in the aftermath of the brutal attacks from white supremacists and members of Antifa in Charlottesville, Virginia.
He suggested both the First and Second Amendments in the Bill of Rights be “amended” in order to “ban Nazis & reduce gun deaths.”
What exactly is a “sub-military” firearm? . . . The Chilling Effects of Openly Displayed Firearms
It could have been so much worse.
Like ISIS attackers in Europe, the Charlottesville murderer used a car as his assault weapon. But Charlottesville this past weekend was crammed with anti-social personalities carrying sub-military firearms. It could just as easily have been one—or more—of those gun-carriers who made the decision to kill. If so, Americans might this week be mourning not one life lost to an attack, but dozens.
As recently as 2009, the nation retained a capacity to be shocked when individuals carried weapons to political events.
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A-10 pilot lands plane with no canopy or landing gear after gatling gun malfunctions . . . ‘No Second Guesses:’ Selfridge Pilots Share Story of Emergency Landing
Two thousand feet up and flying over the forests of Alpena County, Capt. Brett DeVries was running through his mental checklist and most of the options were bad. With his wingman flying just feet away and an Air Force maintenance specialist patched in via a radio set up next to a speaker phone, DeVries made the decision to land his badly-damaged A-10 Thunderbolt II on the runway at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center.
Despite the fact that his landing gear wouldn’t come down. And the canopy had blown off the aircraft 25 minutes before. And his main radio stopped working. Along with the first back-up.
There’s an old saying in the Air Force: Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing.
In this case, DeVries expeditiously exited the aircraft – gulping deep breathes until he was certain there would be no explosion. But yes, it was a very good landing.
Don’t worry, no one wants to take your guns away . . . NY police seize veteran’s guns after order deems him, wrongfully, as’mentally defective’
Don Hall and his girlfriend were sitting in their living room earlier this year when they noticed police lights flashing outside the couple’s upstate New York home.
When the 70-year-old Army veteran greeted Oneida County sheriff’s deputies he was given a document saying that Hall had to hand over his six guns – four long guns and two pistols — to law enforcement because he had been deemed “mentally defective.”
Shocked, Hall told the police he had no history of mental issues. The deputies asserted that he must have triggered the order under New York state’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, and then the officers left with his guns.