We’d grab a Benelli Nova Pump, but that’s just us . . . Watch this woman pull gun on drone hovering over her home – “The drone’s-eye video shows the drone hovering close to a house. A woman appears on the porch and throws stones at the UAV, which flies higher to avoid the projectiles. The video then shows the woman entering the house before re-emerging with a gun, which she aims at the drone. At that point, whoever is piloting the drone gets the message that the UAV is unwelcome and the drone quickly flies away from the house.”
There’s room for everyone . . . Gun sales have dropped since Trump’s election, except among people scared of his administration – “Sales of guns and ammunition in the United States have dropped precipitously since Election Day, according to FBI statistics, trade groups, gun shop owners and corporate reports, what many say is the result of electing a president who has vowed to protect gun rights. But that overall decline has been accompanied by some unusual growth: Gun clubs and shops that cater to black and LGBT clients say there has been an uptick in interest in firearms since November among those who fear that racial and gender-based violence could increase during Donald Trump’s presidency.”
Animals kill animal in captivity . . . White rhino shot dead in French zoo, horn sawn off – “Poachers broke into a French zoo, shot dead a rare white rhinoceros and sawed off its horn in what is believed to be the first time in Europe that a rhino in captivity has been attacked and killed. The four-year-old male white rhino called Vince was found dead in his enclosure by his keeper at the Thoiry zoo and wildlife park about 50 km (30 miles) west of Paris on Tuesday morning after an overnight break-in, the zoo said.”
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Oh FFS . . . Nearby homes evacuated after 75 rounds of ammunition found underneath house – The San Antonio Police Department’s Bomb Squad was called to a Southwest Side neighborhood Saturday after dozens of rounds of ammunition were found underneath a home. The ammunition was discovered on the 7900 block of Dempsey Drive, near Old Pearsall Road and Southwest Military Drive, around 2:45 p.m. Saturday. Capt. Troy Balcar of the San Antonio Fire Department said a family member found a sealed box with about 75 rounds of decades-old ammunition underneath the house. He said the rounds were about 40 years old, based on a date written on the box. Half a dozen nearby homes were evacuated for about three hours.” In Texas, no less.
Everyone’s a comedian . . . Police confiscate vintage gun, internet travels back in time – “The gun is a vintage single-shot pistol with the grip missing and the handle covered in electrical tape. It looks like it could have been excavated from an archaeological dig. Social media users are having a field day with comments referencing the American Civil War, the assassination of US president Abraham Lincoln in 1865 and old-timey speech patterns.”
Anti-gun advocacy and criminality seem to go hand-in-hand . . . Another Bloomberg Mayor against Guns Arrested (Again) – “Adding to a long list of mayors supporting Michael Bloomberg’s citizen disarmament agenda who have been arrested for criminal activities, former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva was taken into custody at San Francisco International Airport Sunday, KCRA News and other outlets are reporting. ‘According to jail records, Silva was booked into San Joaquin County Jail on felony charges of money laundering, embezzlement by a public officer, grand theft and embezzlement worth more than $400,’ the report notes. ‘His bail is set at $1 million.’”
It’s always good to know before you press the ‘publish’ button . . . ‘Can this be legal?’ YouTube host fires submachine gun from plane into gulf – “‘What are the legalities of this,’ asked Dan, the host, as they walk toward a single-engine plane at Peter O. Knight airport for their flight. Tampa gun maker Mark Serbu, 55, holding a camouflage backpack with the gun barrel sticking out, answers, ‘I didn’t really ask. I’m assuming it’s okay.’ The Tampa Police Department agreed with Serbu on Monday, but only after taking the matter under advisement. Law enforcement agencies were alerted to the video by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, owners and operators of Peter O. Knight. The Federal Aviation Administration also is investigating, but would not elaborate Monday.”
Behold the Puckle Gun: