Megan Kelly didn’t strike me as the kind of woman who considers herself a victim. Yet it appears that her autobiography Settle For More paints the Fox News anchor as the focus of a sexist boss and a real estate tycoon cum President. Here’s an excerpt from Ms. Kelly’s tete-a-tete with a strangely sympathetic interviewer at NPR.
“It was my year of guards and guns — you know, thanks to Trump. I was under security threat for most of the nine months he was really coming after me. I had strange people showing up at my house. I had strange people casing my house. I had my children looking out the windows afraid. … Every time he would come after me, he would release — as I describe in the book — a torrent of nastiness in my life, and I had to sort of just be steady at the helm, because I was going to cover this race come hell or high water.” Did Ms. Kelly apply for a New York City pistol permit, a document so rare it’s featured in the next Da Vinci Code saga? Roger Ailes and Sean Hannity have one. Still, doubtful. Methinks MK prefers to whine.
Speaking of rich, white, politically connected New Yorkers who somehow manage to get a Big Apple pistol permit . . . Doctor who threatened to kill wife wants his 18 guns back – “Dr. Peter Kaplan (above), a child psychologist affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center, had warned his estranged fashion-designer wife, Andrea Karambelas, in July 2013 that he had ‘access to guns’’’ and ‘she would be dead,’’ the woman says. She filed a domestic-incident report and got a restraining order against him, according to court records. Kaplan was convicted of violating the order when he told his brother to ask his wife to drop the claim. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail, a year of probation and his guns were taken away.” Look for more of this misegos as Gun Violence Restraining Orders spread statewide.
A court has granted Public Justice’s request for the release of tens of thousands of Remington documents regarding its defective trigger. They go way back . . . “In 1947, a year before it introduced the Model 721 (the predecessor to the Model 700), Remington knew the unique trigger connector in its Walker Fire Control was ‘very dangerous’ and that it was ‘possible to fire the gun by pushing the safety to the ‘off’ position.’ A safer alternative was proposed as early as 1948, but Remington kept using the defective trigger and made no change until 2006, almost 60 years later. More than 5 million Remington rifles with the defective trigger had been sold by then, with an untold number of consumers injured or killed.”
Who says Guiness is good for you? Guinness refuses to acknowledge NRA’s world record, gun activists say – The National Rifle Association tried to set a world record Monday for the number of people firing two rounds at the same time — but they claimed the Guinness World Records committee shot it down. NRA spokesman Jason Brown said Guinness World Records emailed him to say the organization did not have such a record — and had no plans to create it. Still, he told USA Today it wasn’t too big a deal, saying the NRA was the ultimate authority on gun-related record-keeping.” Sarcasm much?
The same liberals who consider voter ID laws voter suppression want blood tests for gun owners trying to buy . . . wait for it . . . ammunition. N.J. should require photo I.D., electronic tracking for ammo sales, commission says – “On several occasions, the report said, ‘investigators successfully purchased ammunition using another individual’s firearms credentials because the seller neglected to ask the investigators to provide a second form of identification with a photograph, such as a driver’s license, to verify the buyer’s identity.’ The commission recommended updating the state’s firearms purchaser ID to include a photograph, or to require a second photo identification when purchasing ammunition.” Yeah, that’ll stop firearms-related crime. [/sarc]
The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (And Really Big Fires) is changing Ye Olde Form 4473. Not a lot to get excited about — unless you’re a pot smoker in a state where the herb has been legalized for recreational or medicinal use. In that case, the ATF wants to make it PERFECTLY CLEAR you’re still a prohibited person if you’re a user. Will the ATF ever compare 4473’s to states’ lists of licensed dope users? Once they figure out how to get out of a paper bag (English expression similar to “they couldn’t organize a piss-up in a brewery”).
I spent election night watching MSNBC. Speaking of schadenfreude, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America jefe Shannon Watts (above left) penned the following for The Huffington Post: Donald Trump Won’t Silence Us – “Disappointed. Sad. Angry. Outraged. I have been pinned to the floor by a panoply of negative emotions after the shocking results of this year’s elections. So many women and activists had hoped to elect the first female president – a gun sense champion – to the White House.” How great is that?
I’d like conclude today’s digest by sharing this image from my afternoon at Best of the West Shooting Sports. Silencer? I just met her! And yes, that’s JWT’s FNX 45. Or at least it is for now . . .