Does this mean the law applies to everyone? . . . Tucson can’t destroy confiscated guns, Arizona Supreme Court rules
The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that Tucson does not have the right to ignore state law when it comes to what they do with confiscated weapons.
The ruling broadly affects the state’s 19 charter cities, who have argued that the Arizona Constitution gives them control over local matters, regardless of state law. The court narrowed that control, saying it doesn’t apply to police matters such as weapons.
The ruling sidestepped Tucson’s attempt to overturn a law that allows the Legislature to punish cities by withholding millions of dollars in aid if local officials enact policies that conflict with state law.
Lawmakers have been pushing for laws that would allow students to carry guns on campus.
“I have two daughters, there’s been instances that have happened on campus around our area and around the nation and the more we limit them from having the legal right to protect themselves, we more do harm to them than we do to those who would carry out those instances,” said Helms.
But some students say guns freak them out. They do not need it.
Then don’t carry one.
That’ll get someone’s attention . . . Navy Rail Gun to Test Rapid Fire & Move Closer to Combat
The promise of this seemingly futuristic weapon system is no longer a thing of mystery, speculation or sci-fi movies but rather somehing nearing operational use in combat. The weapon brings such force, power and range that is the kind of thing which could hold enemies at risk from greater distances and attack targets with a fire and kinetic energy force equivalent to a multi-ton vehicle moving at 160 miles per hour, developers have said.
The Office of Naval Research is now bringing the electromagnetic rail gun out of the laboratory and into field demonstrations at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division’s new rail gun Rep-Rate Test Site at Terminal Range.
“Initial rep-rate fires (repetition rate of fires) of multi-shot salvos already have been successfully conducted at low muzzle energy. The next test sequence calls for safely increasing launch energy, firing rates and salvo size,” a statement from ONR says.
Wait, wasn’t that against the law? . . . Officials: Employee brought loaded gun to Turkey Foot Middle School
A Kenton County School District employee brought a loaded firearm to Turkey Foot Middle School officials said Thursday
School Principal Ray Stanley said no one was injured and the school building in Edgewood has been secured in a message to parents. The gun was discovered at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, officials said during a news conference.
Officials said the employee was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the incident. Edgewood Police Chief Tony Kramer declined to say if the employee was placed under arrest.
Someone knew what to say to the police . . . He woke up to three teens robbing his cars — so he shot one of them with an AK-47, police say
A man in Panama Beach City, Florida, thwarted an attempted robbery outside his home this past Sunday when he shot one of the three suspected burglars with an assault rifle, police say.
The homeowner, whose identity was not revealed by police, awoke early Sunday morning when his wife told him she had heard a loud noise in their front yard. The man investigated and found three teenagers robbing their cars in the front yard. According to the Panama City News Herald, the homeowner told authorities one of the cars the teens were burglarizing had a firearm in it.
Per WTVY, the homeowner was armed with an AK-47 as he investigated the front yard, and at one point, the homeowner says, one of the robbers turned towards him in a way that made him fear he was about to be shot. The owner then opened fire with his rifle.
Coming to a public transit station near you . . . Metro Tests Firearm, Explosive-Detecting Body Scanners
Passengers boarding subway trains in Los Angeles may soon be shuffled through airport-style body scanners that are aimed to detect firearms and explosives.
A two-day pilot program by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority began Wednesday. But officials quickly experienced a hiccup when a scanner being demonstrated Wednesday morning at Union Station malfunctioned before passengers could be put through the machine.
No better now than they were then . . . 50th Anniversary Flashback: Taking on Guns
On election night 2016, I was finishing a cultural and political history of the AR-15 – “All-American Killer” – expecting a Hillary Clinton presidency might cement modest restrictions around weapons bred for war. Instead, the nation was upended anew by the political muscle of the NRA, which spent $30 million to elect Donald Trump, helping target rural gun owners in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. (Rolling Stone Publisher Jan) Wenner, who remains committed to pursuing the subject, acknowledges the frustration of the beat. “You really feel,” he says, “like you’re shouting against the wind.”
Anyone see a problem here? . . . ASU students return to campus with new gun law in effect
Chief Fields said it’s up to gun holders to know the law in and out, including the restrictions in place on where they can carry. They can’t be in residence halls or athletics facilities, or at athletics events. They can be in classrooms, unless a high school student is enrolled in that class, such as a move-on-when-ready student.
Chief Fields said it’s up to the gun holder to contact the registrar to find out if there are any high schoolers in their classes.