Here’s a man bites dog story . . . Artist recycles old typewriters into beautiful guns
The Art of War takes on new meaning in Canadian artist Eric Nado’s evocative typewriter-guns. Inspired by the old adage “the pen is mightier than the sword,” these beautiful and futuristic Typewriter Guns are fully recycled from colorful vintage typewriters. The powerful pieces explore the impact of words, over arms, in shaping history.
New York Times discovers that gun control laws never seem to work . . . Despite Strict Gun Law, Troubled Doctor Was Able to Buy Assault Rifle
Dr. Bello passed the federal background check, which includes determining whether a buyer belongs to any of nine categories of people prohibited from owning firearms. Among them are felons, illegal immigrants, active drug users, people with dishonorable discharges from the military, people with orders of protection in family disputes and people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence.
Dr. Bello had a criminal record, but he had been convicted of a misdemeanor, which would not have kept him from buying the gun.
While the weapon did not have some of the features it might have before the SAFE Act was passed, it was just as powerful.
Just think of the damage he could have done if it had a pistol grip . . . Assault rifle used by Bronx-Lebanon Hospital shooter was purchased 8 days before rampage
The assault rifle a deranged doctor used to blast his former co-workers at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital had been purchased less than two weeks earlier from an upstate gun store, police sources said Sunday.
The AM-15, carefully concealed under Henry Bello’s white lab coat as he entered the building Friday, was bought from Upstate Guns and Ammo in Schenectady on June 20 — just eight days before the rampage that left one doctor dead and six other people wounded.
Yes, he bought it legally.
There may be a little more going on here . . . Shotgun shooting, seller’s regret: 70-yr-old charged with attempted homicide
Paul Harper, 70, of Portersville, Butler County, faces charges he tried to kill Christopher Galbreath, to whom he sold a used car 1 1/2 years ago, because the man was now trying to resell the car at a profit.
“I’m kind of surprised. I thought he’d calmed down. Years ago, he had problems with one of the other neighbors, but that neighbor’s long since gone,” Ken Klinger, a neighbor of Harper’s, told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4. “I thought he was a little more mellow. I guess not.” . . .
The criminal complaint said Harper had sold Galbreath a car for $5,500 a year and a half ago, and was angry Galbreath was trying to resell it on Craigslist for nearly $30,000.
That depends who’s doing the combining . . . Social Media and Shotguns Prove Bad Combination
A Hayden teen was placed on probation Monday after a Facebook fracas ended in gunplay and an aggravated assault conviction.
Colton M. Mayberry, 18, who was convicted on one count of aggravated assault, a felony, was placed on supervised probation for two years and First District Judge Lansing L. Haynes withheld judgment, allowing the teenager to successfully complete probation before deciding if the conviction will appear on Mayberry’s criminal record.
“This is a kind of social media disaster,” Haynes said at Monday’s sentencing. “People can say and act and do things on social media that they wouldn’t do in a personal situation.”
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Obama executive orders = GOOD, Trump executive orders = BAD . . . The Problem in Reversing President’s Order
Several issues result from efforts by sitting presidents to do away with the initiatives of the former one. It allows the president to govern the country in a way that they feel would allow them to deliver their promises to their supporters better, but it does not acknowledge the needs of the country as a whole. Limitations to this power is necessary because millions of people’s lives are being altered for the worse just to please one person and their supporters.
American citizens do not deserve to have their basic human rights taken away from them because one group of people feel it would benefit them better. Every time a new president comes into office, they should not be able to disrupt the lives of millions without there being some sort of guidelines or limitations. As a president, I think your main concern should be making sure the majority of citizens are content with their government and trying to make changes to benefit and help them, not harm them.