No. Next question . . . Can Jeff Duncan silence opposition to his gun bill?
Growing up, Rep. Jeff Duncan didn’t wear earplugs or muffs when he went out to shoot guns with his dad.
Now 51 years old and hard of hearing in his left ear, the South Carolina Republican can’t help but think it might have been prevented.
This isn’t the only reason he’s pushing legislation to make it easier to buy suppressors, accessories that screw onto the barrels of guns to muffle the sounds of bullet shots. But it’s one of them.
Must have been really hangry . . . Irate customer shoots up Marseille kebab shop because service too slow
A customer who got into an argument with the owner of a kebab shop in Marseille after complaining of slow service returned a short time later and sprayed the restaurant with bullets, injuring one worker.
The shooter was one of four men who arrived on Sunday evening at the Istanbleu fast food restaurant in the north of the city, where young men are regularly shot dead in drugs-related gangland killings.
When their order failed to materialise as quickly as they would have liked, they got into an argument with the owner about his establishment’s allegedly slow service before walking out and vowing to settle their scores with the staff later.
This shouldn’t still be necessary, but . . . Affirming Americans’ right to concealed carry
Justice Gorsuch recently vocalized his dissent, along with Justice Clarence Thomas, when the court refused to take up an appeal of the ruling in Peruta v. California, from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which maintained citizens of San Diego County must show a “special need” for obtaining a concealed carry permit. Blatantly a violation of Second Amendment rights, Justices Thomas and Gorsuch issued a statement saying, “For those of us who work in marbled halls, guarded constantly by a vigilant and dedicated police force, the guarantees of the Second Amendment might seem antiquated and superfluous, but the framers made a clear choice: They reserved the right to bear arms for self-defense.” Clearly displeased that the Supreme Court decided not to hear the case, this statement demonstrates Justice Gorsuch is willing and ready to stand by the Constitution and the everyday citizens who want to defend themselves.
The Supreme Court should not shy away from any Second Amendment case, especially in the next few years. This is a crucial time frame that could determine the status of Second Amendment rights in this country for decades to come, and with a pro-Second Amendment majority on the bench, those who respect the Constitution should not pass up this opportunity to strengthen and protect one of America’s most sacred rights.
If you’ve never shot sporting clays, you have no idea how much fun you’re missing . . . Providence Hill Farm Sporting Club Hosts 2017 NSCA South Central Regional Sporting Clay Championship
Over 500 competitors are expected from around the world
JACKSON, Miss. (September 5, 2017) – Providence Hill Farm Sporting Club will host the NSCA South Central Regional Sporting Clay Championship beginning Wednesday, September 6, through Sunday, September 10, 2017. Sporting clay shooting is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, and the NSCA South Central Regional is one of the largest sporting clay events in the world, expecting to draw over 500 competitors and more than 1,000 visitors from across the nation. The 2017 Championship marks the first time an NSCA regional tournament will be held in Mississippi.
But that’s illegal. Especially down there . . . Guns used in series of Perth home invasions overnight
POLICE have appealed for information after a succession of home invasions in Perth overnight, which may be linked – two of them involving the use of guns.
The first robbery occurred in Garratt Road in Bayswater at 9.15pm Sunday, when two men forced their way into a house, knocked the occupant unconscious and stole a Mazda 3, a replica-style firearm and other property.
A little more than two hours later, men armed with a firearm forced their way into a home in Marlee Court in Langford armed with a firearm. Money was stolen and the men left in a Mazda 3.
Well, it appears to be a military academy, so . . . Take a look inside a Russian school where middle-schoolers learn to shoot assault rifles along with normal classes
At The General Yermolov Cadet School in Stravropol, Russia, academics and military training occur side by side.
The state-run school, named after Alexei Yermolov, a former Russian general and hero of the Caucasus War, blends a normal academic course load with physical drills, weapons training, and overnight camp-outs.
Information about the school is sparse, but images in a Reuters photo package offer a unique glimpse into the daily lives of students, also referred to as cadets.
The survey found—based on the percentage saying “yes” to the question about whether they are NRA members—that more than 14 million Americans consider themselves NRA members. That’s far higher than the actual NRA membership of about 5 million, even accounting for any statistical error the survey produced.
What this means in terms of polling—and one thing that Pew and others simply do not make clear to the public when reporting on the survey results—is that Pew did not survey actual NRA members. Any views, beliefs or opinions ascribed to “NRA members” is a simple guess on the part of those writing the report. Pew does not know what percentage of NRA members support one law or another, how many guns they own or anything else for that matter. At best, Pew can claim to have the responses of Americans who say they are NRA members, but they certainly cannot say much beyond that.
It was just common sense . . . Here’s How Ubisoft Convinced Nintendo To Let Mario Use Guns
So much about Kingdom Battle is surprising, but the thing that I still can’t get over is that in this game, Mario shoots his enemies with a gun. This is Nintendo’s mascot we’re talking about, and the game wasn’t developed internally. How the hell did anyone get Miyamoto to sign off on that?
Very carefully, Davide Soliani, creative director at Ubisoft Milan, suggested in a recent interview with IGN. When Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto challenged Soliani to make a Mario game without jumping, Ubisoft decided to give the plumber some weaponry. It was, from the sounds of it, a tricky subject internally at Ubisoft—but it worked out.
“It was of course, not an easy topic,” Soliani told IGN. “But we used common sense. We said, ‘as this will be the only—the first game—with Mario, with weapons, we should come up with something which is colorful, joyful, not scaring at all.’”
Try not to drool.