TTAG Daily Digest: Government Incompetence, Public Health and The FBI Loses Another One

Blame government incompetence for Devin Kelley's legally purchased firearms.

Courtesy ABC News

Yes, well we’ve been saying this for years . . . Texas shooting: Gun laws aren’t the problem, government incompetence is

It should not matter if these incidences are occurring because of a political correctness stigma around mental health, or just dumb laziness. If federal employees cannot perform the simplest of tasks of enforcing laws already on the books meant to keep people safe, then those employees need to be released and their agencies eliminated. …

If our government cannot perform simple tasks like filling our criminal record forms and entering information into databases, then why in the world would we burden federal employees with new gun laws that do nothing but restrict the constitutional rights of citizens and vendors in full compliance with the law?

Another "public health expert" says gun violence is a public health issue.

Groundbreaking stuff here . . . This public health expert says he has a solution to mass shootings

Slutkin, who now teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, spent a decade fighting AIDS, tuberculosis and cholera in Asia and Africa. When he returned in the 1990s, he noticed that gun violence in American cities spread a lot like infectious diseases. “When you look at a map for example of Chicago or Los Angeles, you will see that in certain places that the amount of … violence seems to be very dense in a center, and then less dense, and then less, and then less,” Slutkin says. “We call these epicenters. This is standard infectious disease epidemiology.”

So he had an epiphany: What if we treated gun violence like we treat infectious diseases, with public health interventions? Slutkin started a group called Cure Violence, which trains community health workers to identify people at risk of committing an act of violence and to de-escalate the situation. They’re called interrupters.

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Michigan moves toward fewer gun-free zones

courtesy freep.com and AP

Reducing the number of gun-free zones . . . Michigan Senate OKs concealed pistol carry in schools, churches, day care centers

The Michigan Senate approved legislation Wednesday allowing the concealed carry of handguns in places that have traditionally been off limits to guns, such as schools, churches, day care centers, bars and stadiums.

The three-bill package, which now moves to the state House, passed the Senate in 25-12 votes, over strong objections from Democrats, one day after it cleared a Senate committee.

Emotions ran high, particularly in light of Sunday’s massacre at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that left 26 people dead and 20 more injured.

It’s been a really bad year for the Fibbies . . . After Night of Drinking, F.B.I. Supervisor Wakes to Find a Woman Stole His Gun

An F.B.I. counterterrorism supervisor is under internal investigation after a woman stole his gun following a night of heavy drinking in a North Carolina hotel, according to documents and government officials.

In July, Robert Manson, a unit chief in the F.B.I.’s international terrorism section, had his Glock .40-caliber handgun, a $6,000 Rolex watch and $60 in cash stolen from his room at the Westin hotel in Charlotte, N.C., according to a police report.

The episode is an embarrassing mishap for the F.B.I. As a unit chief assigned to the bureau’s headquarters, Mr. Manson oversees all terrorism investigations in the Midwest and the Carolinas. An F.B.I. spokesman, Michael P. Kortan, said the incident was the subject of an internal investigation and declined to give additional comment.

Few Remington 700 rifles have had their triggers replaced three years after a settlement was reached.

As the attorneys continue to rack up billable hours . . . Few Remington rifles have been fixed three years after settlement

But nearly three years later, the vast majority of the guns have not been fixed, and it is unclear if they ever will be. This, as another hunting season is underway or about to begin in much of the country.

“We are stalled,” said Houston attorney Mark Lanier, who represents plaintiffs in the class-action case.

A federal judge gave final approval to the class-action settlement in March, but two Model 700 owners promptly appealed the ruling, saying the agreement did not do enough to properly notify the public, and accusing Remington of deliberately downplaying the risks in order to reduce its costs.

MSNBC refused to acknowledge what everyone else sees with their own eyes.

courtesy dailywire.com

When you don’t have the facts on your side, spout unadulterated bullshit . . . FAKE NEWS: MSNBC Panel Lies About Hero That Stopped Texas Church Massacre

New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor and host Chuck Todd falsely claimed that NRA instructor Stephen Willeford did not shoot at the Texas church shooter and did not stop his rampage.

“When I was watching President Trump today, and he was making his argument that [the shooter] was essentially stopped by someone with a gun, I kept thinking, ‘but he killed himself,’” Alicindor falsely stated. “The shooter was not stopped, there was not a big gun fight … and I think there needs to be a fact check on how this got stopped in the first place.”

“The narrative here as you saw with Mike Huckabee and the president is a little bit off the rails,” Todd responded.

The two home invaders who survived.

courtesy wkrn.com

Your feel-good story of the day . . . KSP: Elderly homeowner shoots, kills man during home invasion

An elderly homeowner shot and killed one of three suspects after he was robbed and assaulted, according to the Kentucky State Police.

The story came together after authorities say the shooting victim, 46-year-old Timothy Roper, showed up to the Jackson Purchase Medical Center at 9:30 p.m.

Roper died at the hospital, police said.

comments

  1. avatar Joe R. says:

    “What if we treated gun violence like we treat infectious diseases, . . .” You’d treat us even more like mushrooms and you’re more ‘special’. We know how you d1<K up handling of infectious diseases.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/08/public-health-officials-offer-few-details-about-mysterious-tb-death-in-nebraska-city-at-center-of-immigration-controversy/

  2. avatar Keith in Ohio says:

    Once again the media refers to the perpetrator as the”gun-shot victim”.

  3. avatar Jon in CO says:

    It’s all a conspiracy! That guy didn’t really stop the mass shooter! It was just a media ploy to bring the NRA and gun rights to the forefront and make them look like good things!

    …wait, wrong narrative. Move along.

    1. avatar joetast says:

      Story I heard was some cop, Officer Over I think it was, stopped ” no ears” Kelley,, Good guy with gun, pickup chase an all that just got in the way

  4. avatar pwrserge says:

    $6000 Rolex? Damn. The FBI pays a lot better than I thought.

    1. avatar strych9 says:

      If you peruse usajobs you’ll find a ton of very, very high paying jobs at oddball agencies, some you’ve probably never heard of.

      If you bother to do some research on the OPM website you’ll find that a lot of positions above GS11 or GS12 pay over $100,000 base and can pay more depending on how many people you manage/what you do/if you’re deemed critical/other factors. Career folks do quite well. Especially if they max the “steps” of the pay scale and know how to get all the add-on pay.

      1. avatar pwrserge says:

        I make well over $100,000 and a $6,000 Rolex is still an extravagance I can ill afford. Could I swing it? Yes. But it’s at the bottom of my priority list.

        1. avatar BLoving says:

          Especially when there are so many wonderful things that go “bang” to buy instead…
          …oh the woes of the Gun addict…
          🤠

        2. avatar Stereodude says:

          If you’d stop buying chainsaw attachments for your AR’s you could probably afford a Rolex. 😉

        3. avatar bryan1980 says:

          I’m in the same boat as you; the difference between us and the .gov employees is that they have super-duper benefits packages, company vehicles, etc. That guy probably doesn’t have to contribute a dime to his health insurance or retirement plans. So, a lot more of his $100K per year goes into his pocket.

      2. avatar Geoff PR says:

        “Especially if they max the “steps” of the pay scale and know how to get all the add-on pay.”

        The ‘bonuses’ they seem to accumulate are an outrage.

        It used to be the Federal sector didn’t pay as well as the private sector, but had a decent retirement. Now, ‘Club Fed’ pays far better than the private sector.

        If you want to truly ‘Drain the Swamp’, put the pay rate back to sub-private levels and eliminate the fucking ‘bonuses’…

        1. avatar Klaus Von Schmitto says:

          But if we do that then we’ll fill Government agencies with incompetent morons who cant make it in the private sector.

          Wait…. ah fuck.

        2. avatar Mike in OK says:

          What they should do is fire 1/3rd of the tax feeding bureaucrats tomorrow. One of the things I hate most about the “tax reform” proposals is that everyone acts like the spending level must be maintained. All they’re arguing over is who’s going to pay. Put the bastards in the fucking soup line.

    2. avatar Defens says:

      Probably a gift in return for some activity he overlooked.

    3. avatar TruthTellers says:

      Come on dude, you know that Fed didn’t buy that watch with his salary. He swiped it from a crime scene or just took it as a bribe.

      People need to understand that police, federal agents are literal Tony Sopranos, only they have no sense of honor.

      1. avatar Poge Mahone says:

        Mobster extorts you for “protection” money, and it’s legally classified as “racketeering.”

        US Govt extorts you for “protection” money, and it’s legally classified as “income taxes.”

  5. avatar ATTAG Reader says:

    That the FBI supervisor let a hooker steal his gun is laughable. That she took all but $60 in her fee and then took it as well is laughable. The $6,000 Rolex is not laughable. My deceased father was a fed.gov employee and he wore a Timex. Applying the standard that is applied to gun owners by the Clinton/Pelosi etc. contingent, this guy is without a doubt on the take. No further proof is needed. Although he probably is on the take. And won’t be arrested.

    1. avatar pwrserge says:

      That was my first thought. If a federal officer can afford a watch like that and a night out drinking at a hotel, he’s getting income he’s not supposed to.

    2. avatar No one of consequence says:

      Some people like to collect old cars, some collect watches, some collect guns. (Mrs. C. is quite happy I settled on the latter rather than the former – they take up a lot less space and are occasionally useful.) For all we know he could have married very well, got a decent inheritance, etc. The watch alone doesn’t mean he’s on the take; it may simply mean he’s a guy who likes to wear a really nice watch.

      What gets me, is the sheer magnitude of error in judgment he showed. That, more than anything else, makes me wonder how he managed to get and hold that job position.

      1. avatar Rob "NazyCegroWithAGun" Williams says:

        Mens doodles make them weak, and mixed with drinking they become susceptible to all sorts of nonsense and schemes they wouldnt otherwise even consider…

        1. avatar Kroglikepie says:

          Your racism, sexism, and malformed brain make you weak. Commie go home.

  6. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    The problem with treating gun violence as an infectious disease is that you ISOLATE THE PEOPLE AFFLICTED WITH IT FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC. Something that these fools are totally unwilling to do.

  7. avatar MiketheHopsFarmer says:

    I want a Rolex Submariner so bad, for so long, I can’t see straight. I make low 6 figures and still don’t feel comfortable buying one. How does an fbi unit chief have one?! Any chance he’s dirty? I mean it does sound like he was with a hooker.

    1. avatar How_Terrible says:

      I think that should be the real question here.

      1. avatar Huntmaster says:

        An FBI Unit Chief lets a hooker shake him down for his Glock, his Rolex and his cash. She didn’t get his badge? He doesn’t loose his clearance for patronizing prostitutes? He still works for the FBI? What the hell is going on in our country?

    2. avatar Big Bill says:

      Without knowing how he came to have the watch, it’s interesting to see the theories.
      Did any of you even stop to think it could have been a gift from a rich relative?
      Or that it might have been a “Rolax” bought out of the trunk of a car, but found itself converted into a “Rolex” for insurance purposes?

  8. avatar Darkman says:

    Today’s Main Stream Media is no different than DE STURMER was in the 1930’s/1940’s. Same tactics.Same objective.

    1. avatar Rob "NazyCegroWithAGun" Williams says:

      jwm When is the last time you actually responded to someone who challenged you with anything of substance!?

      Youre a pea brain who cant grapple with what I actually said.

      You are a dunsky who can only resort to these childish slurs ie “antifa” “liberal” “troll” “terrorist” etc

      When is the last time you actually responded to someone who challenged you with anything of substance!?

      1. avatar Huntmaster says:

        Troll

      2. avatar jwm says:

        Say something of substance, comrade more dead soldiers, and I’ll respond to it.

        I see you took my advice and changed your name. But not the crazy. We can smell it on you half a state away.

  9. avatar former water walker says:

    Wow a Rolex…I know my Arabic speaking son is doing well at DoD but I don’t think he could swing THAT😆

  10. avatar Southern Cross says:

    If you think hardly any US Remingtons have been fixed, it is guaranteed almost ZERO exported rifles will be fixed. The Importer/Distributor for Australia has openly stated ANY “negative commentary” from any of the print publications WILL result in immediate and permanent withdrawal of ALL advertising.

    However word-of-mouth has spread advising people to replace the triggers with after-market triggers. Timney is making lots of sales.

    Remington, you need to have a polite discussion with your Australian representative to alert them to the fact that stonewalling on a safety issue is not a good idea and may lead to embarrassing and expensive consequences.

  11. avatar Serpent_Vision says:

    The hotels should put a little safe in each room, so that guests could lock up items they don’t want the hooker stealing. Perhaps they could stick them out of the way in the closet.

  12. avatar N64456 says:

    Well, “Professor” Slutkin; I have a better idea…. Lets just quarrantine those “violence epicenters”, and let that disease burn itself out…

  13. avatar PWinKY says:

    Honestly the $6k Rolex doesn’t faze me at all. I don’t make close to 6 figures but I’ve got a gun collection worth over $6k. I’ve got $2,500 alone in my AR. If I wasn’t a “gun guy” and had saved all that money up I’d have my own brand new Rolex if I wanted it.

    I mean, I enjoy making fun of big government as much as the next guy, but do we have to be so paranoid and judgy? Sheesh.

  14. avatar bryan1980 says:

    So sad that Remington is in the state it’s in these days. The 700 used to be one of the best out-of-the box rifles you could get. I’ve got a 700 in .30-06 that was made in the early 60’s (it might even be a first-run, since -06 was one of the introductory calibers), and I wouldn’t part with it for anything. There’ll never be another 700 like it again.

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