Somerset man files NRA-backed suit against the commonwealth – “At issue in the suit — which has drawn the attention of the National Rifle Association — is whether the commonwealth should able to bar individuals for life from possessing, using, controlling, selling, transferring or manufacturing firearms if the person is recommended for an evaluation under Section 302 of the Mental Health Procedures Act. The Somerset man’s situation is that, at age 16, he was suffering from depression brought on by bullying and a relationship break-up. His mother, according to the suit, took him to Somerset Hospital in September of 2011 because she feared he might harm himself. A doctor at the hospital recommended that he be committed under Section 302, but the mother took him home instead.” Keep your eye on this one.
Another challenge to the feds . . . “’They’ve been used as a tool to intimidate the sovereign State of Kansas,’ said Jay Atkin, who came from Kansas City for a federal court hearing in a case that pits state law against federal law. Two Kansans face up to a decade in prison for making and selling silencers without registering them with the federal government or paying the special taxes. They say it’s allowed under state law. But a federal jury says it’s illegal. That jury convicted Jeremy Kettler and Shane Cox on multiple counts of illegally possessing, making and selling the silencers under the National Firearms Act.”
Would guns work in space?
Sure, unless they’re wielded by Imperial Storm Troopers.
Voters’ perceptions of crime continue to conflict with reality – “Despite double-digit percentage decreases in U.S. violent and property crime rates since 2008, most voters say crime has gotten worse during that span, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The disconnect is nothing new, though: Americans’ perceptions of crime are often at odds with the data.”