You mean these political theater, let’s show voters we’re “doing something” shams aren’t on the up-and-up? . . . GBI to probe possible gun thefts from Savannah buy-back program
Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap on Friday asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to probe “possible theft of firearms” from a Savannah grassroots gun buy-back initiative.
The request sent to GBI Agent-in-Charge Bill Bodrey in Statesboro came in response to a formal request from County Manager Lee Smith for a “criminal investigation into the allegation” involving the Savannah Youth City Inc. “gun buy-back program, process of buy-back, securing of firearms etc.”
In a press release Friday, Smith identified “circumstances surrounding the surrendered firearms collected by Savannah City Youth Inc.’s gun buy-back program.”
“The firearms were surrendered to Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team to be secured while the matter is being investigated,” the press release said.
Armed self defense is for everyone . . . Ohio Judge Returns Fire After He Is Ambushed on Way to Court
The shooting took place just after 8 a.m. at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville when Judge Joseph J. Bruzzese Jr. was walking toward the building, the city manager, James Mavromatis, told a news conference.
Two suspects were waiting for the judge in a car at a bank parking lot, he said. One of the men got out of the car and opened fire, hitting the judge, Mr. Mavromatis said in a news conference that was broadcast live on WTOV.
The judge returned fire, and a probation officer nearby also opened fire at the attacker, killing the man, Mr. Mavromatis said. The other suspect was taken into custody.
That’ll show those crazy gun bullies . . . Bookstore counters ‘tax-free guns’ with ‘tax-free books’
A historic Oxford bookstore is offering “tax-free books” in response to Mississippi’s upcoming Second Amendment tax-free weekend that alleviates taxes on guns.
“It’s not anti-anything. It’s all about trying to support our other rights too,” Square Books general manager Lyn Roberts said. “We thought, ‘Why not the First Amendment?’ We wanted to celebrate the rich tradition the nation has of free expression.” …
Roberts said they’re not trying to make a political statement, but they are hoping to make a political impact.
It’s nice when the morons self-identify . . . Dozy Holywell burglar caught after photographing himself with stolen shotgun
A burglar who stole two 12-bore shotguns from a house in Flintshire provided police with an excellent clue – a photograph of himself holding one of the weapons.
Officers who seized Jordan Daniel Chandramohan’s phone found him posing for the photograph holding a shotgun in a wood.
Chandramohan told a jury he was not the burglar and that the shotgun in the photo was a toy plastic – one he had come across in the woods behind Tesco in Holywell.
Meanwhile, the intelligent ones are coming over here . . . British specialist carries on traditional shotgun craftwork stateside
In the early 1990s, (Dale) Tate realized that gun laws in England were becoming more and more strict. That meant less of a client base for the traditionally-trained gunmaker. It was then that Tate and his wife Sharon decided to make the move to the U.S.
“I decided there and then, England is not the place for a gunmaker anymore,” Tate said. “I sold all the stock I had and accumulated tools to come to the United States for a visit, and I bombarded the United States with faxes.”
The next morning, Tate said, there were “reams” of fax paper on the floor with requests for his services. He ended up in Gonzales, Calif., in Monterey County, giving lessons at a place called River Roads Sporting Clays.
Don’t try this at home, kids.
Speaking of stupid human tricks . . . Man ‘tied his penis to shotgun and then shot himself in the head’
A man tied his penis to a shotgun and then used the weapon to shoot himself in the head, according to reports.
Authorities found the unnamed man, in his 30s, at his home in Murcia City, Spain, on Saturday.
His two housemates had apparently called the emergency services after returning from holiday and noticing a strange smell coming from his bedroom, La Opinion de Murcia reported.
Fortunately this kind of thing is illegal in Germany . . . Islamist extremists hide huge stockpile of weapons near German mosque
The weapons arsenal was discovered during a top secret raid by a SWAT team in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Local politician Ismail Tipi revealed details of the raid and warned of “the danger of fundamentalists”.
The weapons were found in a cold room of a greengrocer near a mosque.
The state is the most populous state in Germany with nearly 18million people in the area, which includes Dusseldorf.
Hold on…does this means more guns can actually mean less crime? . . . Women kicked out organized crime in this Mexican town
More than 180,000 people have been killed in Mexico since then-President Felipe Calderon sent the army to fight organized crime groups in his native state of Michoacan in 2006.
But one small town in that state says it hasn’t had a homicide since 2011 because its residents – led by women – took up arms to kick out groups who had expanded from drug trafficking into illegal logging.
While overall in Michoacán, federal authorities say 614 people have been killed this year, a 16 percent increase from 2016, the people of Cherán say they’ve become immune to serious crime. They expelled the politicians and local police, and community members now patrol the area wearing uniforms emblazoned with the slogan “For Justice, Security and the Restoration of Our Territory.”
And finally, your feel-good story of the day . . . Spanish police shoot dead Barcelona attack fugitive
Spanish police on Monday shot dead Younes Abouyaaqoub, the suspected driver of a van that mowed down pedestrians in Barcelona, in a dramatic end to a massive manhunt for the Moroccan national who was wearing a fake suicide belt when he was killed.
“We confirm the death of Younes Abouyaaqoub shot in Subirats,” police in Catalonia tweeted.
The Moroccan was the last remaining member of a 12-man cell suspected of plotting last week’s deadly vehicle rampages in Barcelona and the seaside resort of Cambrils that were claimed by the Islamic State organisation (IS) — its first in Spain.