Clinton’s Missed Opportunity on Guns – “Compared with the rest of the third presidential debate Wednesday night, the opening conversation about the Constitution was practically Lincoln-Douglas-like as the candidates answered questions and didn’t interrupt each other. But the discussion of the seminal gun control case D.C. v. Heller was borderline incomprehensible unless you’ve recently taken constitutional law. And in giving an answer intended to express moderation on gun rights, Hillary Clinton missed a chance to express support for the original meaning of the Constitution.” Support for the original meaning of the Constitution has never been particularly high on Hillary’s priority list.
Guns at polling places worry Virginia election officials – “The Prince William County electoral board, wary of the heated atmosphere of the coming Election Day, considered seeking a one-day ban on weapons at polling places located on private property but was rebuked by a gun-friendly state legislator. Late last week, Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William) sent a letter to the board pointing out that it has no power to ban guns from polling places except for schools and courthouses, where weapons are prohibited by state law.” A temporary suspension of an enumerated civil right…what could possibly go wrong?
West Akron woman describes holding burglar at gunpoint until police arrive, credits Second Amendment for keeping her safe – “The couple could not be reached for comment, but the woman took to Facebook following the incident to express appreciation for the Second Amendment, which gives Americans the right to bear arms.
‘This is why gun control is a bad idea,’ she wrote. ‘We held him at bay until police arrived about 10 after 7. Did anyone die? No. Could anyone have died? Most certainly. Our guns saved our lives today. Responsible gun ownership should never be revoked. If it was, our situation today could have cost both of us our lives.’” And yet the Bloombergs, Watts, Everitts, Giffords, and Kellys of the world are had at work every day trying to exactly bring that about.
Violence Across America Weighs on Voters’ Minds – “Mathew Downing used to view firearms with fear.
Then, a fellow student walked into their Umpqua Community College classroom armed with six guns, including pistols and an assault rifle. He killed nine people but spared Downing. To Downing, guns now symbolize safety. ‘I don’t blame anyone in the classroom for not having a gun, but if somebody had had one, things probably would have gone down a lot differently,’ Downing, 19, said over pancakes on a recent morning in Roseburg, Oregon. ‘It wasn’t a gun that went in there and killed people. It was a person that needed mental help.’” They’ve obviously teaching something worthwhile at Umpqua CC.
Repeat after me: the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun… Island County sheriff was inside mall during shooting — without a gun – “Since that night, Sheriff Brown has replayed what happened and questioned if he should have done something different. ‘It’s an awkward situation. I hindsight I wish that I had been armed and proactively done something in approaching the direction where the shots were fired.,’ he said. He says he was embarrassed after the shootings that he wasn’t armed. But now after talking to fellow officers, he stands by his decision not to carry a gun while out of Island County and off duty.”
Hornady Announces William B. Ruger Commemorative Ammunition – “100 years ago, Ruger founder and firearms legend, William B. Ruger was born. In honor of the man who created one of the most iconic firearms brands in American history, Hornady has partnered with Ruger to offer commemorative ammunition in limited-edition packaging. These collector’s items include the popular 204 32 gr V-Max® load and the 480 Ruger, big-bore hunting favorite. Packaged in soft-touch, suede-like packaging with embossed foil logos and a woodcut-effect image of Mr. Ruger, these packages are sure to grace the shelves and display cases of collectors the world over.”
California man listened to Guns N’ Roses song, then killed girlfriend, prosecutor says – “Minutes before he shot and killed his live-in girlfriend, a prosecutor said, a Costa Mesa man was drunk and listening to a Guns N’ Roses song with the lyrics: ‘I used to love her, but I had to kill her.’ Trial began Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court for Thomas Michael Wilhelm, 52, who is accused of shooting his girlfriend, 45-year-old Christine Marie Murray, in 2012 after their relationship and business partnership soured.”