Making California’s gun-free schools even gun-free-er . . . Law that would expand firearms ban on California campuses goes to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk
A measure that would expand a firearms ban on school campuses in California won final legislative approval Monday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, a rifle owner who has been skeptical about some gun control measures.
The measure approved by the state Assembly on Monday eliminates the power of school district administrators to give people with concealed weapon permits permission to have firearms on K-12 campuses.
Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) said the state’s gun-free-zone law was amended two years ago to allow superintendents to authorize guns to be carried on campuses in rare situations, including when someone is the victim of domestic violence.
OMG! An adult! Posing with a guns! OMG! . . . Former child star Ariel Winter, 19, sparks debate among her followers as she celebrates her firearms license by posing provocatively with large guns
Ariel Winter exercised her right to a firearms license in California on Sunday, one year after reaching her 18th birthday.
The Modern Family actress took to social media to celebrate by posting glamorised pictures of herself with series of weapons, which prompted debate among her fans.
On Snapchat, the often controversial star, 19, posted a photo of her newly issued license and joked with her followers that she was ‘ready for the zombie apocalypse’.
Clearly excited, Ariel simply captioned one other images, ‘F*** yes!!!!!’
That gives Kentucky windage a whole new meaning . . . What Actually Happens When You Shoot a Bullet Into a Hurricane
After 500 yards, the first bullet — contending with 1 mph wind — will have strayed only 5.9 inches from its path. This is a big difference if you’re aiming for a tiny target, but in terms of safety, this is not such a big difference if you’re shooting in an open field, indoor range, or some other area that you know is safe to shoot. The second bullet, on the other hand, will have strayed nearly 30 feet from its initial path. This is a huge difference, and it suggests that you really have no idea where a bullet will end up if you fire it into hurricane-force winds.
If you’re reckless enough to fire a gun at a hurricane, the good news is that it will likely hit the ground before it kills someone. After 500 yards, both bullets will have fallen 79.1 inches from their initial heights, which will hopefully be enough to make them hit the ground. But if you fired them at an upward angle, they may still be in the air.
Are you tired of winning yet? . . . Poll: More Americans Have a Gun in Home Than Ever Before
A new poll published on Thursday found more Americans report having a gun in their home than ever before.
The Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey of 1,200 adults found 48 percent of Americans said they or somebody else in their household owned a gun. That’s 3 percentage points higher than when the same question was asked last year. It’s 9 percentage points higher than when the question was asked in 2011, the low point of the poll’s findings for self-reported gun ownership.
Browning has added new electronic and behind-the-ear muff models to their excellent line of hearing protection products.
The new Cadence Electronic Hearing Protector has an omnidirectional microphone with adjustable volume control to amplify ambient sound. Amplification shuts off when sound levels reach a harmful 82dB. This low-profile electronic hearing protector has a compact earcup design with a textured, soft cushioned headband. The Cadence provides 24dB NRR passive protection and meets ANSI S3.19 standards. Two AAA batteries (not included) are used to power the unit. Suggested retail is $64.99.
A budding Adam Lanza? . . . Teen fatally shot mom after argument over puppy: cops
Ingham County Sheriff’s detective Charles Buckland said the mom told her son Thursday evening that dog would have to live at his father’s house in Dansville, not hers.
The 19-year-old admitted to police that he went into his mom’s room with a .33 Magnum rifle and shot her while she slept, according to the Lansing State Journal. He then allegedly drove away to get rid of the firearm, which was recovered by police.
Because he’s not talking about restricting them…yet . . . Why Donald Trump Is Bad for Gun Sales
[F]ederal data underscores just how much of a downturn 2017 could prove for the industry. The most recent FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) data, which tracks the number of federal firearm-related background checks made every month, shows that there were about 16.3 million checks performed this year through August 2017. There were more than 27.5 million checks (an all-time record) in 2016; at the current pace, 2017 NICS checks will clock in under 24.5 million, or a nearly 11% yearly decline. While background checks aren’t a perfect 1:1 indicator for gun sales (you can buy more than one firearm under a check, depending on state and local laws), they are a fairly good bellwether.
Note to the left wing ADL: the Nazis didn’t just disarm Jews, they disarmed everyone . . . ADL alarmed by author speaking to Congress who links gun control and Holocaust
“We have long been concerned about facile comparisons of gun control legislation in America to policies upheld by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust,” Jonathan Greenblatt, the ADL’s national director, said in an email to JTA. “The national debate over gun control is a divisive issue with many strong opinions. While there are legitimate arguments on both sides, the notion that Jews could have saved themselves from the Nazi onslaught is not one of them. It is historically inaccurate and deeply offensive to bring the Holocaust into this debate where it simply does not belong.”
You can read RF’s review of Gun Control in the Third Reich here.