This Gun Maker Wanted Safe Guns – A descendant of Daniel Wesson himself calls for more gun control . . .
I would start by asking the parent company of Smith & Wesson, American Outdoor Brands Corporation, to push for gun-violence research. Since 1996 the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been severely restricted in researching gun violence. If gun manufacturers are truly responsible organizations, they should wholeheartedly want to back this research as a public health concern. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the C.D.C. from 2009 to 2017, asked Congress repeatedly to fund research in gun-violence prevention but never succeeded. …
I would also ask that the company publicly endorse the Brady Campaign’s Gun Dealer Code of Conduct. It should support requiring universal background checks and a national registry for tracking its products, and indeed all firearms. These measures would help prevent weapons from falling into the hands of the wrong people and make it easier for law enforcement to trace guns used in illegal activities. The refrain that criminals will always get their hands on a weapon, no matter what a gun manufacturer does, is apathetic and unacceptable. What will you do to make it better?
Most obvious of all, Smith & Wesson should be pushing to require that all people who buy firearms undergo formal weapons training. Why would any responsible gun manufacturer not want a buyer trained extensively in how to properly use its very dangerous weapon?
New rifles for the Canadian Rangers now being delivered – Apparently the idea of carrying a semi-auto rifle is to abhorrent for the Canadian brass . . .
The Canadian Rangers will soon get their new rifles to replace their existing Lee Enfields.
The .308 calibre C19 replaces the Lee-Enfield .303 rifle which the Canadian Rangers have used since 1947. The C19 is lighter, shorter and more precise, according to the Canadian Forces.
The new C19 rifles are an improved version of the FTC Tikka T3 developed by SAKO (Finland), and manufactured under license by Colt Canada. They are more robust, and operate more reliably at temperatures well below freezing, an essential feature to ensure the smooth operation of Canadian Rangers in the Arctic, according to the Canadian Forces. “The C19 has security features which will be easy to operate for both right-handed than left-handed shooters,” it added. “The C19 trigger guard is wider, which facilitates the effective use of the rifle with winter gloves.”
This is why you can’t ban guns – You can’t stop the signal . . .
I did not say you should not ban guns. I did not say you must not ban guns. No, this is why you cannot ban guns: it is impossible.
Gun shop hero: SU student was ‘on the edge,’ ready for mass shooting – FFL spots a hinky customer . . .
When a Syracuse University student came into his Madison County gun shop four weeks ago, John Laubscher didn’t think much of it.
It didn’t faze him that Xiaoteng Zhan, 22, was an international student or that he wanted a gun, Laubscher said. Foreign SU students were regular customers for Laubscher’s archery business. And he knew a non-citizen could get a gun with a valid hunting permit.
But in talking to Zhan, Laubscher said the hair began to stand up on the back of his neck.
“This guy’s on the edge,” Laubscher thought.
After refusing to sell Zhan a gun, Laubscher copied down his license plate number and called the sheriff’s office. That set in motion a weeklong investigation that led to Zhan being deported to China March 20, authorities said.
Why Can’t Getting a Gun Be Like Getting a Driver’s License? A Conversation With NRA TV’s Colion Noir – This is pretty much what you’d expect from an interview with The Root . . .
“Guns are a constitutional right,” (Noir) argued “Cars aren’t.” This sounds like a strong retort, but it’s not actually true. The Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms. That’s any type of arms—throwing stars, a light saber, a baseball bat with barbed wire. The Constitution does not give you the right to own a gun, any more than the right to free assembly guarantees you a Dodge Ram or freedom of speech gives you the right to a Fox News cable talk show.
To Noir, the gun control movement is an attack on our rights, not just as Americans but as African Americans, because it makes us dependent on the government for protection instead of on our own weapons. He returned to his oft-quoted talking point about giving teachers access to guns if they were qualified and placing more trained guards in schools.
As a college professor who has also taught high school, I laughed at this suggestion. Not only would arming teachers disproportionately harm black kids, who are already over-policed and over-punished in school, but as I pointed out, he clearly has never sat in on a faculty meeting. You don’t want to see what happens when Ms. Gayle in the math department accuses Mr. Singh for the umpteenth time of stealing her lunch, which was clearly marked in the faculty lounge. And if she’s packing heat? No bueno. So I kept pushing.
Brad Thor and Michael Ian Black had a nice, polite conversation on guns tonight. Then Twitter threatened to ban Brad Thor over it – Huh. Why does it seem that Twitter only sanctions users with right-leaning viewpoints?
Tonight on Twitter, if you can believe it, Twitchy favorite Brad Thor and Twitchy regular Michael Ian Black had a nice, polite discussion on guns and the second amendment. No personal insults were issued. No trash talk. No attacks of any sort. Just two guys arguing their respective positions, passionately at times . . .
YouTube shooting: Attacker reloaded handgun during shooting, police say – It’s almost as if magazine capacity limits really don’t slow an active shooter down at all . . .
Under a California law designed to limit the possible carnage from shootings, Aghdam was limited to 10-round magazines. Caldwell said a second magazine was found at the scene, indicating she had squeezed the trigger numerous times.
“The suspect began firing the pistol until it was empty, dropped the magazine, reloaded a new magazine into it, continued firing and then turned the gun on herself,” Caldwell said.
Joel Payne on town’s assault weapon ban: “This is a locality that’s coming together to do something for the safety of their community…Because our national leaders have failed to act meaningfully on gun control.” @IngrahamAnglehttps://t.co/ppPdWFHjMnpic.twitter.com/YmrCVvZeNO
Pro-gun event provokes hysterics from liberal students – Bless their hearts . . .
Controversy ensued at the University of Toledo when the school’s chapter of Young Americans for Liberty hosted Larry Pratt, Executive Director Emeritus of Gun Owners of America.
The chapter, one of about 900 nationwide, invited Pratt to give a lecture Wednesday entitled “Eliminate Gun Free Zones” as a way to provide balance to the debate on gun control in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting that left 17 dead.
Some students, however, were apparently uninterested in balanced debate, preferring to accuse the group of racism and white supremacy.
“Good afternoon. Just a reminder that @ToledoYAL is bringing white supremacist @larrypratt to speak on @UToledo ‘s campus today,” Connor Kelley, a member of the school’s College Democrats chapter, tweeted the day of the event.
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