There have been a string of a half dozen robberies in D.C. in the last 10 days where the perpetrators (not shown) threatened their victims with stun guns before relieving them of their belongings. Luckily in the most recent incident, after giving up their bikes, the victims were able to flag down nearby MPD officers, who scooped up the misbehaving miscreants. Whether the two arrestees were responsible for the other recent robberies is still unknown. In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, and in the land of the (legally) disarmed, the law-abiding are the losers . . .
The Second Amendment as a tourist attraction… Forbes contributor Susannah Breslin (“I cover the business of sin”) has a story about gun tourism in Hawaii, of all places. At the Royal Hawaiian Shooting Club — located in a high-end mall that has stores named Cartier, Fendi, and Hermes — guns are tethered by cables and padlocks to keep them pointed downrange, and the clientele breakdown is listed as 60% Japanese, 30% from New Zealand or Australia, and only 10% locals or from the mainland. Check out the link for more, and scroll to the bottom for a photo that will make you cringe.
WJLA in Maryland trots out a big ol’ straw man in their story about a couple Maryland fire departments holding gun raffles when they say that “some are criticizing the timing of the gun giveaway so close to the Navy Yard shootings.” Try as I might, I couldn’t find any examples in either the video or the accompanying story of anyone criticizing anything. I’m sure they just edited those interviews out. Their headline says that the gun raffle “raises questions,” but it seems like the only people with questions are the reporters trying to stir the pot.
A family that said their child was threatened at school sent out an email blast over the weekend, resulting in over 200 absences on Monday. The parents say an 11-year-old sixth-grader at their child’s school threatened last week to bring a gun to school and kill their son because he “hated him.” After the 11-year-old was interviewed, admitting his actions to the principal, he was allowed to return to class. The parents sent out the email in response to an administration that they say is not doing enough to stop an ongoing pattern of bullying by the 11-year-old and others. Police are still investigating.
Citing industry and business changes, MidwayUSA is doing away with their dealer pricing tier as of January 1, and “inviting” all of their dealer customers to become retail customers. Among other reasons listed, “the separation between dealer and retail pricing has narrowed to the point where the prices are predominantly the same.” Full text of the notification letter can be found here.