Worrying about who a President Pantsuit might nominate to the highest court in the land? Relax, gun nuts. The Atlantic wants you to know that your knickers are in a twist over nothing. Why the Supreme Court Won’t Impact Gun Rights – “Even the justices who dissented in Heller now understand that the decision has not proved to be a roadblock to effective gun laws. All the laws at the top of the gun-control agenda—universal background checks, assault-weapons bans, and restrictions on high-capacity magazines—have all survived judicial scrutiny since Heller. Why would justices favorable to gun control vote to overturn a case that doesn’t actually stop lawmakers from regulating guns?” That should make you feel better. Right? . . .
‘Under the Gun’ director Stephanie Soechtig stands by misleading edit: ‘I won’t be intimidated’ – Doubling down on a “creative decision” to misrepresent the facts. “’The focus on this exchange shouldn’t overshadow the fact that the film gave the VCDL a platform to express their views and opinion,’ the director said. ‘It’s really important to keep in mind that this is a group that thinks domestic abusers should have guns and that guns should be allowed in schools and bars. If I wanted to make them look bad, I would have focused exclusively on their radical ideology. But I didn’t do that. I wanted to allow them an opportunity to explain their beliefs. In hindsight, had I known that the NRA would focus on eight seconds of a two-hour film, I might have done things differently. But I made the creative decision and I stand by it.’”
Surveillance video shows men breaking into Butler home with military style guns – “Authorities in Butler are looking for three men armed with military style weapons who were caught on surveillance video breaking into a home Saturday. Butler City police said the break-in occurred Saturday around 9:30 p.m. at a home on Brown Avenue.” Oh, and just for the record Officer Krupke, those were ARs.
Harrisburg, Pa. (June 2016) – IWI US, Inc.,a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., is pleased to announce that the new Galil ACE pistol (GAP39-II) is now shipping to individuals who were part of the GAP39 Recall and opted for a replacement in lieu of a refund. Wholesale distributors will begin to receive the first commercial quantities of the GAP39-II in the beginning of June. The GAP39-II contains the proper receiver with a 2-pin (2-hole) fire control group construction. In addition to the Galil ACE pistol, complete Galil ACE rifles are expected to start shipping by mid to late June, while the Galil ACE pistols with stabilizing braces are expected to begin shipping to distributors within the next 60 days.
GOP lawmaker proposes allowing guns on Capitol grounds – “Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) filed the amendment to the annual spending bill for legislative branch operations, which is expected to get a vote on the House floor later this week. It’s unclear whether King’s amendment will get a vote. Unlike with most other annual appropriations bills, the legislative branch measure has been considered under a limited amendment process in recent years, wherein House GOP leaders decide which proposals get floor time.” In other words, don’t hold your breath.
Parenting tip: dueling with firearms isn’t an effective way to mentor your progeny. Man arrested in Calhan domestic violence shooting “Robert Williams told his daughter to get another gun from the house so that the two could “duel,” the release said. A struggle between the two ensued, and the father’s gun went off. The juvenile daughter fired a round back in his direction. No one was hit or injured.”
Guns ‘N Moses – Learning to protect their flocks: “Attendees must have attended the first session to attend the second. Equipment needed: a hand gun with at least two magazines and sights, 200 rounds of ammunition, a good secure holster, magazine pouch, hearing and eye protection. They will learn the fundamentals of shooting and mental preparation and to basically have a plan. They will learn “shoot or don’t shoot” and select courses of fire. ‘If the guys in the ministerial alliance want to protect their congregation this way, we feel an obligation to get these people the proper training,’ Enzbrenner said.”