Wait, you mean cops aren’t really against suppressor deregulation? . . . In Case You Missed It: Head of FOP Debunks Gun Control lobby’s Main Argument Against the Hearing Protection Act
Jim Pasco, the head of the Fraternal Order of Police – the nation’s largest police union – debunked the gun control lobby’s primary argument against the Hearing Protection Act in a recent POLITICO article. Here’s what he said:
“With respect to the silencer provision, we have taken a position that we do not object to that provision,” said Pasco. “The reasoning is because silencers are not — and have not been in the recent past — a law enforcement problem.”
Let’s hope so . . . ‘Concealed carry’ ruling could help put gun issue on Supreme Court agenda
“Sometimes the most important thing a court does is not do anything,” Adam Winkler, a University of California, Los Angeles, law professor who has written extensively on the Second Amendment, told the Times. “Because of what the D.C. Circuit didn’t do today, the Supreme Court is now far more likely to take a concealed carry case.”
Second Amendment advocates said the law was too restrictive, and would make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to obtain concealed carry permits. As of June, D.C. police had granted 126 such permits and denied 417 since the law took effect in 2014, the Washington Post reported.
Attorney Alan Gura, who represented some of the gun owners involved in the lawsuit, said Thursday’s ruling exposed flaws in the city’s law.
It’s almost as if those designated gun-free zone laws don’t really work . . . Parents plea for metal detectors after guns brought into school
A North Charleston couple is making a plea for metal detectors to be put in all schools after guns were brought into their kids’ school.
Gerard Caldwell and Tajuana Manners’ 15 and 16 year olds attend North Charleston High School.
Recently police say two students brought guns to that school. One of them accidentally shot himself in a classroom.
Police say another student posted a photo to Facebook that shows him pointing a gun in a bathroom at Stall High School.
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As a reminder, please don’t harass the elderly and infirm with difficult questions on politics and current events. It’s terribly unkind. Better to let them enjoy their dotage in relative peace and quiet.
Another reason to promote concealed carry . . . Concealed handgun permit holders much less likely to drive recklessly than other drivers
Some public health researchers have attempted to link permitted concealed carry to aggressive or reckless driving. Before turning to two of the papers by public health researchers, let’s look at some of the data on driving behavior. Just as handgun permit holders are incredibly law-abiding, they also drive much more responsibly than the general public. . . .
The table shows that, compared to permit holders, permitless individuals are 2.4 times more likely to drive drunk. They are 34.1 times more likely to drive under the influence of a controlled substance, and 10.6 times more likely to drive recklessly. Across these three types of driving violations, non-permit holders were 12.2 times more likely to be violating the law.