Because a “smart gun” mandate has been such a smashing success in New Jersey . . . Rep. Maloney Introduces Legislation to Reduce Gun Deaths, Make Guns Safer – “In an effort to improve gun safety, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) has reintroduced The Handgun Trigger Safety Act, forward-thinking legislation to use new and emerging technology to prevent gun deaths. The bill would promote the development of new ‘smart gun’ technology that only allows an authorized user to fire a gun. It would also mandate that all newly manufactured handguns use this technology within five years, and that existing handguns be retrofitted with this technology within ten years. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) will introduce a companion version in the Senate.” Retrofitting. As if.
Keep an eye on this one . . . Cop fired for not shooting armed, suicidal man sues city – “(Officer Steven) Mader said his Marine and police training kicked in and he determined Williams was not a threat to anyone but himself. He decided not to shoot. ‘He’s like, ‘Just shoot me.’ I told him, ‘I’m not going to shoot you brother,’’ he said. ‘I thought I was going to be able to talk to him and deescalate it. I knew it was a suicide-by-cop situation.’ When two other officers arrived on the scene, Williams walked toward them waving the unloaded gun. One officer fired a shot, killing Williams. The shooting was found justified after an investigation, the publication reported. The department fired Mader on June 7, 2016 for “failure to eliminate a threat.”
The power of a Hi-Point . . . Pawn shop gun sale helped lead police to ‘Serial Street Shooter’ suspect – “The ‘Serial Street Shooter’ suspect may have unwittingly sold his freedom for $90. That’s how much a local pawn shop paid to purchase Aaron Juan Saucedo’s Hi-Point 9mm, a gun that police say he used to kill his mother’s boyfriend in August 2015. That transaction would, 14 months later, help lead police to Saucedo, effectively taking him off the streets. Investigators used the time to gather evidence to link him to the series of shootings that terrorized the Phoenix area for four months in 2016.”
NBC marvels at the oddity that is a NYC gun range . . . At Manhattan’s Last Public Gun Range, Darren Leung Calls the Shots – On the morning NBC News visited, members declined to be interviewed. Leung explained that some of the guys felt burned by a previously published article they thought misportrayed them. Others didn’t speak because they serve in law enforcement. There were also those who came to fill out paperwork to apply for New York City gun permits. It’s a service that Westside provides for a fee in preparation of submitting the forms to the NYPD, the agency that grants the licenses. Those applicants, too, politely declined to talk.
Man accused of making homemade gun to kill neighbor appears in court – “Prosecutors said a neighbor fashioned a homemade air gun and metal projectiles, then shot a Lower Macungie (Pennsylvania) woman in her driveway. Josef Raszler was charged April 5, 2017, with homicide in the 2016 killing of Stephanie Roof. Lehigh County Detective Mark Garrett is shown with a facsimile weapon similar to the one they believe Raszler fashioned.” Criminals always seem to find a way.
Smith & Wesson Introduces New M&P 15 MOE SL Rifle Series – “Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that through a collaboration with Magpul Industries, it is introducing three new firearms to its popular M&P15 series of modern sporting rifles. As the newest additions to the market leading M&P15 rifle platform, the M&P15 MOE SL rifles integrate Magpul’s MOE SL accessories, while delivering the performance and dependability that consumers have come to expect from Smith & Wesson.”
OMG! A new gun range! OMG! Final OK to Elgin gun range, both sides inflamed – “Opponents said the gun range and shop would be detrimental to the neighborhood and to kids in a building across the street taking part in programs by Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley and Elgin Area School District U-46. U-46 CEO Tony Sanders said a preschool program will move when the lease ends July 31, 2018. Easter Seals CEO Theresa Forthofer said a committee will assess whether to stay within the next few months. The decision also will hinge on whether children’s families leave the program, she said.”
From the place formerly known as Great Britain . . . Ban Avocados! Physicians seeing uptick in “Avocado-hand” injuries – “It is time to ban the avocado, to protect people from themselves. Apparently inexperienced home-cooks are maiming themselves while making guacamole and ceviche. From FoxNews.com: In fact, “avocado hand” has become so common that doctors at the St. Thomas hospital in London reportedly ready themselves for a “post-brunch surge” of avocado-related injuries on Saturday afternoons. One particular surgeon at the city’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital says he stitches up an average of four “avocado hands” per week.” And of course UK docs want to add a warning label to every avocado sold.
Repeat after me…Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act . . . Gun maker to state Supreme Court: deny Sandy Hook families’ appeal – “The nation’s oldest gun maker has asked Connecticut’s highest court to deny an appeal by 10 families of Sandy Hook massacre victims to revive their lawsuit in trial court, where it was dismissed in 2016. Remington argues in a 50-page document filed in state Supreme Court that the Sandy Hook families are trying to hold the gun maker liable for actions of a criminal that have nothing to do with the lawful manufacturing, distribution and sale of the AR-15-style rifle in question.”
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It’s for real . . . Verify: The get a roof, get a gun promotion from Castle Rock company is real – THE QUESTION A viewer emailed to ask whether a roofing company’s advertisement was ‘for real.’ The ad, which is wrapped around a company car, says you can get a gun if you get a roof. WHAT WE FOUND We called Weatherproof Roofing and Exteriors and spoke with the owner, James Webb. ‘Yes, ma’am. It’s absolutely real,’ Webb said. ‘We started it last year, and the response has been overwhelming.’”