The war on white gun owners continues, as reported by The Trace . . .
A new study from two Baylor University sociologists finds that when white males have lost financial stability — or think that they soon will — they find moral and emotional solace in their firearms.
The study, published in the journal Social Problems, used a “gun empowerment” scale to analyze which groups of American gun owners feel emotionally strengthened by their firearms. Froese and his co-author found that white men equate guns with heroism and consider stricter gun laws to be attacks on their masculinity.
White men who are highly religious are less likely to hold these beliefs; their religiosity tends to counterbalance, rather than enhance, the emotional significance of guns. Race is also a significant variable: Compared to their white counterparts, male gun owners from other racial backgrounds do not derive the same degree of empowerment from their weapons.
We have at least three more years . . . Supreme Skepticism for the Gun Lobby
Has the Supreme Court grown gun-shy? Ever since recognizing an individual right to bear arms almost a decade ago, the court has been skeptical of a series of claims from promoters of gun rights.
On Monday, the court declined to hear two such cases. The result is that a Maryland ban on semi-automatic rifles such as the AR-15, along with a ban on large-capacity detachable magazines, will be allowed to stand, as will be Florida’s ban on the open carry of firearms.
Paradoxically, the case that established the individual right to bear arms — 2008’s District of Columbia v Heller — helps to explain Monday’s rulings. In Heller, Justice Antonin Scalia explicitly stated that the right “is not unlimited.” That acknowledgment has helped bolster sensible regulation in the years since his precedent-breaking opinion in a 5-4 decision.
Either this means North Yorkshire, UK is an effective “gun free zone” or gun buybacks are just as much of a joke in The Land of Hope and Glory as they are in The Land of the Free. No prizes for guessing . . . Final results from weapons surrender revealed
In total 229 weapons and a significant amount of both shotgun and conventional firearms ammunition have been handed in to North Yorkshire Police in addition to four flares and a fork. They included:
74 replica / imitation handguns / air pistols
34 air rifles
A replica Thompson submachine gun
A replica AK47
Two shotguns disguised as a walking stick
One antique firearm
One gun used in connection with animal slaughter
Other non-firearm weapons
Eight ornamental swords
46 knives (including basic household knives, hunting knives, ceremonial daggers)
One cross bow
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Australia is a gun free zone. Except that it isn’t . . . Vic gun lover had 14 unregistered firearms
Police searched Stephan Glumac’s Tullamarine home in February 2016 and found 52 guns, of which more than a dozen were unregistered.
These included a semi-automatic rifle and handgun, while 16 home-made silencers and thousands of rounds of incorrectly-stored ammunition were also found . . .
Prosecutors had pushed for a jail sentence but the judge, satisfied the guns had been for recreational use, opted for a community corrections order.
“I accept this offending has had a significant impact on you and your capacity to engage in your passion,” the judge said.
Glumac surrendered all of his guns after police searched his home, and will be prohibited from using firearms for at least a year.
Just so you know, Hawaii hasn’t issued a single concealed carry permit in the last eighteen years . . . Surrender Your Guns, Police Tell Hawaiian Medical Marijuana Patients
The Honolulu Police Department has sent letters to local medical marijuana patients ordering them to “voluntarily surrender” their firearms because of their MMJ status.
The letters, signed by Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard, inform patients that they have 30 days upon receipt of the letter to transfer ownership or turn in their firearms and ammunition to the Honolulu Police . . .
Hawaii maintains an electronic database of both firearm purchasers, who must complete both the federal ATF and a state permit application, and medical marijuana patients. That allowed the Honolulu police to cross-check and compile a list of MMJ patients in the state’s firearms registry.
Have times really changed or have churchgoers simply wised up? . . . ‘Times are different:’ Nash County sheriff holds forum on guns in churches
Stone said the conversation he had with the group Monday night was in direct contrast to what his dad taught him as a child.
“My dad was a sheriff in Robeson County as I was coming up as a young boy and he taught me to never wear your gun in church,” Stone said.
Now, Stone is telling church leaders and members that, in the right circumstances and with proper training and planning, having armed people in church is OK. In many cases, it is even encouraged.
“The environment’s different, times are different and we’ve just got to change with the times,” Stone said.
Yes, let’s all emulate bankrupt California, where civil rights go to die . . . A way to save lives from gun violence
California is a leader in passing gun violence prevention laws like the Gun Violence Restraining Order that more people ought to know about, which can help save lives.
GVRO creates a mechanism for family and household members to work with law enforcement to temporarily remove guns and prevent the purchase of new guns by individuals who pose a potential risk to themselves or others. Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America, The Brady Campaign and others fought hard to pass GVRO.
I encourage readers to visit speakforsafety.org for more information. This law can save lives from gun violence.