Everything sells at a (government subsidized) price . . . More than 2,000 guns turned in at Camden buyback
A gun buyback effort in Camden Friday and Saturday, the first since 2012, brought in more than 2,000 guns, and paid the owners of those weapons a total of $222,000. …
Gun owners were given $200 for assault weapons; $120 for handguns and $100 for rifles or shotguns.
Think of what Guns Save Life could have done with that kind of per-gun return.
Cottage industry . . . Lexington-Based Website Counts Gun-Related Deaths in the US
When gunshots make national news, Mark Bryant’s phone rings in Lexington.
Bryant, 62, is neither a law enforcement officer nor a trauma specialist. He runs a private website, Gun Violence Archive, that updates on an hourly basis, with street-level details, most of the gun-related incidents that have occurred in the United States since 2013.
Want to know how many people have been killed by guns so far this year nationally? In your state? In your city? Last year? The year before that? The number of people wounded? How many shooting victims were children? How many mass shootings there were? Police-related shootings? How many times guns were used in self-defense? How many shootings were unintentional?
Operated out of a small home just off Richmond Road, Bryant’s GVA answers such questions for journalists, policymakers, even law enforcement. And despite the public-safety menace of gun violence in this country, few others do this kind of work.
The nine most terrifying words: ‘We’re from the government and we’re here to help’ . . . Deputies confiscate a CNY veteran’s guns. They were wrong. What happened?
When Hall told police he’d never had any mental issues, Hall said, deputies told him he must have done something that triggered the order under the New York state’s SAFE Act.
The deputies left that night with six guns – two handguns and four long guns.
Hall, who lives in the Oneida County hamlet of Taberg, hired a lawyer and secured affidavits from local hospitals to prove he hadn’t been recently treated. At one point, he was told he’d have to get some of his guns back from a gun shop.
Eventually, his lawyer convinced a judge that authorities had him confused with someone else who had sought care and that his weapons should never have been seized.
You’re guilty until you hire an attorney and prove you’re damned well innocent under New York’s SAFE Act.
Because he can . . . A gun that squirts molten metal? Certainly, sir
Technology wants to do things to you. It wants to show you who’s boss. It wants to pierce you and reveal your innards.
But you are that watermelon. Keep your skin thick and let it all roll off your front.
Breaking news: internet tough guy spouts off on Facebook . . . Trump-loving gun nut calls on ‘armed conservatives’ to shoot protesters at West Virginia rally
Police and federal authorities are reportedly investigating a West Virginia man’s social media threats against protesters at President Donald Trump’s upcoming rally.
The president is scheduled to hold a campaign rally Thursday afternoon in Huntington, and one of his supporters warned protesters they would be shot for blocking roads, according to local news website Downtown Huntington.
The website posted a screenshot of the threatening comments posted by Dana Capron, a gun-loving Trump supporter who frequently comments on online news stories.
The wages of corruption (not to mention administrative discretion) . . . Sheriff says revoking Bentley’s pistol permit ‘justifiable’
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff Ron Abernathy has responded to former Gov. Robert Bentley’s appeal of the revocation of his pistol permit.
In a response filed with the Tuscaloosa County District Court, Abernathy said state law gives sheriffs discretion to revoke pistol permits in the interest of public safety.
“The Sheriff believes that justifiable concern for public safety exists in this case because the criminal defendant has not completed the terms of his criminal sentence imposed by the court,” Abernathy attorney Robert Spence wrote.
Bentley pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor violations of the campaign finance law as part of his deal to resign on April 10.
Looky what they found . . . Cops seize cartoonish machine pistol
No, this cartoon-looking gun wasn’t found in some video game — it was taken off the New York streets by the NYPD.
Cops on Sunday put out a tweet saying that officers in The Bronx’s 52nd Precinct seized this bizarre-looking semiautomatic machine pistol over the weekend. …
Cops also showed off the 34 rounds that the extended magazine is capable of holding. It was not clear exactly what kind of gun it was.
OMG! More campus carry! In Texas! OMG! . . . Your community college classmate might have more than a laptop in his backpack
Community college life in Texas changes Aug. 1, when — for the first time — guns will be allowed on campus.
That means anyone with a handgun license will be able to carry concealed weapons into classrooms, libraries, offices and most areas on community college campuses, including parking garages and lots.
Some areas on campus will be off-limits, and colleges such as Tarrant County College have already put up signs designating gun-free zones.
“I have mixed feelings about it,” said Leslie Galey, a 53-year-old Burleson woman helping her son register recently for his first semester at TCC’s South Campus.
And yet, as even the anti-gun Austin American Statesman noted, the first year of four-year school campus carry was problem free.
Don’t bring a fork to a, well, you know . . . Man attacks gun carry permit holder with fork at Nashville hotel and it doesn’t end well
According to arrest records, the gun owner and another individual arrived to the Suburban Lodge on Central Pike after church Sunday afternoon. They then entered the elevator along with 48-year-old James Grisham, who it turns out did not have a room at the hotel.
The victims told police they exited the elevator and went towards their room while Grisham also exited and walked in the opposite direction.
A few minutes later, the victim says he opened the door to the room and found Grisham attempting to stab him with an object. Believing it was a knife and fearing for his life, the victim knocked Grisham down, retrieved his Glock 19 handgun from the table and shot Grisham in the left bicep.