The heartbreak of an older carry gun . . . My Carry Gun Is Outdated and Weird – “For the last few months, I’ve actually been carrying a Smith & Wesson 3953. These were discontinued several years ago along with all the rest of the old Smith & Wesson metal-framed semi-autos. Unlike most of those guns, this one is double action only instead of double action/single action. It’s a compact single stack 9mm with an 8-round magazine. This gun is almost the same size and weight as the PX4 but it holds about half as much ammo. So it would be fair to ask why I’m carrying something outdated like this when there are other options that are obviously so much better.”
Piss poor hiring practices cost The Mistake by the Lake big time (not to mention the life of a child) . . . Cleveland Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice Fired – “The police officer who shot and killed Tamir Rice was fired Tuesday for failing to disclose that he had been forced out of another department before Cleveland hired him, while his partner was suspended for driving too close to the 12-year-old seconds before the boy was killed. Tamir, who was black, was shot outside a recreation center in November 2014 as he held a pellet gun that the white officers mistook for a real firearm. The killing became part of a national outcry about police violence against black boys and men. The officers weren’t charged criminally, but Tamir’s mother settled a federal civil rights lawsuit with the city for $6 million.”
It’s (almost) never too early to learn . . . 10-year-old youngest to train at Las Vegas Gunfights – “Ethan Sanchez is the youngest client in the history of the Las Vegas Gunfights. For some, it might be uncomfortable to watch Ethan shoot and even tackle his own dad. ‘When he was little I never imagined that he would be shooting at me. I don’t think any dad ever thinks that you’re going to be shot at, but I like seeing his intensity and his discipline,’ said Fernando Sanchez, Ethan’s father. You don’t see fear in Ethan’s eyes. Actually, it’s the opposite.”
Avoiding another Berkeley . . . Oregon Republican: Hey, If The Police Won’t Protect Free Speech, We’ll Use Private Militia – “Following the deplorable attack in Portland, Oregon where two men were stabbed to death confronting a white supremacist, Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) said that he wanted a pro-Trump free speech rally canceled, fearing that the rally would foment the same type of hatred espoused by the murderous thug a few days ago. As of today, the rally still has a federal permit; it is scheduled for this coming Saturday. In fear that the police might not provide security for the free speech rally, Multnomah County Republican Party Chairman James Buchal said that he might rely on private militias and security to protect the rallygoers.”
Wonder if we’ll hear any more on this . . . Police: Physician arrested at Trump hotel in DC with 2 guns – “‘I was very concerned about this circumstance,’ DC Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter) Newsham said, ‘and I believe the officers and our federal partners, and in particular the tipster, averted a potential disaster here in our nation’s capital.’ A police report said authorities saw a firearm “in plain view” in Moles’ vehicle and found another inside the glove compartment. Police seized a Glock 23 pistol, a Bushmaster assault-style rifle and 90 rounds of ammunition.”
The big difference: the RKBA is an enumerated civil right . . . What Gun Control and Refugee Admissions Policies Have in Common – “If we knew for sure in advance who would use guns to commit crimes, then we could tailor policies to disarm only those individuals. But we don’t, and we can’t. We can probabilistically identify some people with traits who are more likely to use guns for criminal violence relative to others. Denying guns to felons convicted of violent crimes in the past, for example, seems to be a wise policy, as is denying them to people with manifest psychological traits that put them at obvious risk to themselves or others. But even then, people without these traits, or at least without manifest or sufficient evidence of these traits, will use guns to commit violent crimes. So broadly aimed gun-control policies seek to reduce the number of guns in the population overall.”
This operation went completely TU . . . Bounty Hunters, Fugitive Dead After Shootout At Texas Car Dealership – “The dealership owner said the men, now known to be Bernal and Garcia, waited at the for several hours for the woman and Hutchison to arrive. When Hutchison walked in the pair again made claims that they were federal agents and attempted to arrest him. The shootout between the trio began when Hutchison resisted, pulled out a gun and started firing. Ford said, “I’ve been told that the two gentleman approached him with handcuffs and were going to try to arrest him and that’s when the shooting started.” The Minnesota-based bounty hunting company had better be heavily insured.