San Hosed: residents may soon be required to keep guns locked and inaccessible…even at home. San Jose City Council Is Sick Of You Defending Your Home With An Accessible Firearm – “Call it ‘keeping illegal guns off the street’ or call it what it really is, it makes no difference to San Jose politicians. San Jose City Council wants to enact a new measure that will further tie homeowners’ hands behind their proverbial backs. Under the ‘gun violence prevention ordinance’, practically hand-drafted by lobbyists for gun control movements in California, gun owners in San Jose will face new severe, strict ordinances that promise to make outlaws of law-abiding, armed citizens.”
Naming and (allegedly) shaming: Activists attack BlackRock investments in gun company whose weapons were used in Aurora theater shooting – “Chanting ‘gun money’s blood money,’ a group of gun control advocates took to the streets Tuesday to rail against BlackRock, the investment management giant which, critics say, holds shares in at least two gun companies. The protesters began in Midtown at the Omni Berkshire Hotel, where Smith & Wesson’s top executive participated in a ‘2016 Best Ideas Conference’ hosted by another investment firm. From there, they headed to BlackRock headquarters one block away.”
How Can Parents, Pediatricians Discuss Guns In The House? – “Many children live in houses with guns, but pediatricians often don’t feel comfortable discussing gun safety with parents — even though most parents say they would welcome that conversation. That’s a key finding from a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Pediatrics.” Docs can always ask, just as parents can always choose to tell them to mind their own business.
Every d-bag wants to be gangsta. Apparently. Alabama Man Apologizes After Facebook Photo Appears to Show Him Holding Gun to Puppy’s Head – “A Sheffield, Alabama, man publicly apologized Saturday amid public outrage over a Facebook photo that appeared to show him pointing a gun at a dog’s head. In pictures posted to social media, Zachary Wade Moore Jr. held what appeared to be a gun to a puppy’s head while holding the dog by the scruff of its neck.”
Cancer Kills More People Than Guns – “About 30,000 of the 2.6 million American deaths each year are by firearms. It is heartbreaking to say, but of this 30,000, about 20,000 are suicides: two-thirds of the victims of gun violence die by their own hand. About 1.5 percent of deaths are by guns, and 0.34 percent are by gun homicides. How many of the more common causes of death get presidential press conferences? Why isn’t heart disease (about 611,000 deaths) a leading political issue instead of constitutionally protected guns? Why can’t we have more Rose Garden speeches on cancer (about 585,000 deaths)?” Do we really have to answer those questions?
Ina’s not happy. Allowing guns on campus is too risky – “As for arming students in the name of safety, there’s this: In the Chronicle of Higher Education, Gary Olson, former provost of Idaho State University, says ‘there is no recorded incident in which a victim — or spectator — of a violent crime on a campus has prevented that crime by brandishing a weapon.’ Having guns in sock drawers, book bags, cars, locker rooms, faculty offices and study labs is asking — no, begging — for trouble.”
They’re tooled up in North Carolina. Popular Carry-on Items at RDU Include Guns, Knives, Grenades – “In 2015, Transportation Security Administration officers at Raleigh-Durham International Airport stopped thirty travelers attempting to bring guns onto their flights. We’re a little over eight months into 2016, and already thirty-seven travelers have been discovered trying to fly with their guns. The majority of those guns were loaded, the TSA noted in a release yesterday.”
FAIL: Democrats Try To Launch Gun Vote Campaign, Get Debunked By Gun Owners Instead – “Earlier this morning, Bearing Arms reported on a leaked memo from Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that urged her constituents and colleagues to support a ‘gun violence prevention day of action.’ The campaign involved using social media starting at 12:30 PM EST with the hashtag #GunVote, in hopes that the trending topic would force a vote from Speaker Paul Ryan. Right on schedule, the tweets began to pour in from anti-gun officials – almost all of them containing factual inaccuracies.” Wait…factual inaccuracies in the service of civilian disarmament? Say it ain’t so!
Any surprises here? The Dominant Forces In The U.S. Gun Market – “According to the Pew Research Center, there are an estimated 270 to 310 million guns in the United States, nearly one for every single person in the country. Given that massive number, it comes as little surprise that the civilian gun market is worth about $15 billion, a number that’s growing steadily.”
This lethal Japanese water gun is nothing like a Super Soaker – “The video is aptly titled ‘I made a super powerful water gun’ and shows the strength of the gun by shooting a bolt of water at a CD that instantly demolishes it. It’s all beautifully paired with some Japanese rock as background music and schematics of the gun’s inner workings that only make sense if you can read the language.”
You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts. Gun Rights Group Files $12 Million Suit Against Katie Couric Over Deceptive Edit – “The Virginia gun rights group whose members were deceptively portrayed in Katie Couric’s documentary Under the Gun filed a $12 million defamation lawsuit against the Yahoo News anchor on Tuesday. The Virginia Citizens Defense League filed the suit in federal court against Couric, as well as the documentary’s director Stephanie Soechtig, Atlas Films, and the cable channel Epix.”