While at the Gun Rights Policy Conference held last weekend at the Sheraton Crescent Center in Glendale, Arizona, a participant alerted me to this ironic coincidence. The urinal screens at the conference were all Bradys! No, not the gun-grabbing Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, but the legitimate Brady company that produces bathroom products . . .
During his highly-politicized post Umpqua shooting address to the nation, the President challenged the media to forward his gun control agenda. “I would ask news organizations — because I won’t put these facts forward — have news organizations tally up the number of Americans who’ve been killed through terrorist attacks over the last decade and the number of Americans who’ve been killed by gun violence, and post those side-by-side on your news reports. This won’t be information coming from me; it will be coming from you.” In an article entitled Number of Americans Killed by Gun Violence Vs. Terrorism Shows Stark Contrast, NBC (amongst others) answered the call . . .
By Sarah Jane Jacob via wideopenspaces.com
Dry fire practice. We all know it’s an important training for competition or self defense. And it seems not a day goes by without a reminder of that fact from a shooting expert. Or ten. More to the point, if you’re not lucky enough to have the time, access or money to shoot more than once or twice a week, then you’re going to have to get some practice in at home in order to improve. Sure, it’s nowhere near as fun as live fire, but the benefits of dry fire practice have been proven time and again . . .
Speaking at a White House Press conference, the President fielded a question asking what actions he might take to further his gun control – sorry, “gun safety” – agenda. “The main thing I’m going to do is talk about it,” the Commander-in-Chief revealed. There was a bunch of other stuff – complimenting the NRA’s organizational abilities, suggesting that there’s no way to sort out which angry young men might commit acts of violence, laughing off suggestions that he would seek to hold power “forever,” etc. But President Obama returned to the talking point talking point to bracket his remarks. So no Executive Orders then. From my lips to God’s ear. Know what I mean?
bigstoryap.org reports that one Raymond Fryberg [above] was found guilty of illegal possession of firearms by a jury in a federal trial. [Click here for the ruling.] The restraining order used to convict Fryberg was granted in 2002, sparked when Fryberg’s son Jaylen, murdered four classmates then committed suicide. The order was requested by Fryberg’s former girlfriend, Jamie Gobin. The two have a child in common. Originally . . .
I just got my first AR. I know…what the hell took me so long? That’s a story for another day. But maybe I should have waited because Daniel Defense just announced their new DD5V1 rifle in 7.62 x 51. Among other features, it’s ambidextrous, has a cold-hammer-forged barrel and comes with a Geissele SSA 2-stage trigger. Press release after the jump . . .
“Authorities investigating the shooting say they have found a number of firearms at the gunman’s apartment and CBS News correspondent Jeff Peques reports that one of the guns recovered at the scene of the shooting is not registered to the gunman.” The ATF just held a news conference revealing that they’d recovered 13 weapons, including six at the school. CBS reports that the killer’s arsenal included a 9mm GLOCK, a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson pistol. a .40 caliber Taurus pistol and a “.556 caliber rifle” (Del-Ton carbine). CBS also reports – and the ATF confirms – that . . .
The above video is an interview of a veteran who was at the Roseburg, Oregon college campus during the shooting yesterday and who was carrying a concealed handgun. According to his own report, he attempted to leave the vet center to engage the shooter but was prevented by the school staff from leaving the building. We reported on this yesterday as one CNN report mentioned it in passing, but this is 100% confirmed now based on this report from the armed vet himself.
In his stunningly premature, entirely partisan, irresponsibly political post-Umpqua Community College shooting address to the nation, President Obama asserted “It cannot be this easy for someone who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun.” Wait. How easy? We still don’t know how spree killer Chris Mercer obtained the four weapons used in the attack (three pistols and a rifle). Besides, who cares? Unless the person who sold/gave Mercer the guns knew he was going to commit a crime, what difference does it make where he got them? Predictably enough, Bloomberg’s anti-gun agitprop operation – thetrace.org – is already on the case and lost in those weeds . . .
Taking their cue from the President of the United States, the Washington Post isn’t waiting for salient facts to emerge from the Oregon Community College shooting to lobby for increased gun control. “We don’t have to wait to know that one factor in the tragedy that unfolded on this college campus is the all-too-easy availability of guns in this country,” Another infuriating, but unsurprising, gun tragedy they assert. “And we shouldn’t have to wait for Congress to enact laws to combat what is clearly a crisis of gun violence.” Uh-oh . . .
NOTE: Well that’s odd. Colion Noir removed the version of his video that I posted above. I called the man. “I put it on private,” he revealed. “I’ll take it off private at some point.” Despite some gentle interrogation, Noir remained elusive on the reason for his decision – although he insisted the NRA had nought to do with it. “I don’t quite want to discuss it,” he demurred. OK then. “Not” it is. Here’s what I saw . . .