What would the NYT do without guns to inveigh against? . . . Ban the Open Carry of Firearms
Plain and simple, public terror is not protected under the Constitution. That has been the case throughout history. And now is the time to look to that history and prohibit open carry, before the next Charlottesville.
Historically, lawmakers have deemed open carry a threat to public safety. Under English common law, a group of armed protesters constituted a riot, and some American colonies prohibited public carry specifically because it caused public terror.
During Reconstruction, the military governments overseeing much of the South responded to racially motivated terror (including the murder of dozens of freedmen and Republicans at the 1866 Louisiana Constitutional Convention) by prohibiting public carry either generally or at political gatherings and polling places.
Later, in 1886, a Supreme Court decision, Presser v. Illinois, upheld a law forbidding groups of men to “parade with arms in cities and towns unless authorized.” For states, such a law was “necessary to the public peace, safety and good order.”
Good that they consulted an expert . . . Why Nail Guns Make Disappointing Weapons, According To Ryan Reynolds
There are certain makeshift weapons that action movies have effectively adopted as go-to killing machines, and nail guns are some of the most common examples of that phenomenon. Factoring into awesome scenes in everything from Lethal Weapon 2 to Casino Royale, the handyman tool has become a fixture on the silver screen. However, they are apparently not nearly as effective or efficient as you would think, as Ryan Reynolds recently told me during the press junket for The Hitman’s Bodyguard when I asked him about the film’s showstopper tool shop fight. The actor explained:
“I actually fired one though, and it loses all of its velocity like three feet out. So if you fired it at somebody ten feet away, [the nail would] just sort of bounce off of them.”
Along those lines . . . Wisconsin man accidentally shoots himself in the heart with nail gun, then drives to the ER
A Wisconsin man had a scary brush with death after accidentally shooting himself in the heart with a framing nail.
Doug Bergeson was doing repair work on a fireplace in a home he’s building when he fired a nail gun before he was ready. The three and a half inch nail bounced off some wood and pierced his heart, ABC 11 reports.
“It didn’t really hurt. It just felt like it kind of stung me,” Bergeson told the outlet. “I felt OK. I wasn’t worried about the injury. I couldn’t feel any pressure or blood building up.”
Why let inconveniences like due process get in the way of the ABA’s anti-gun agenda? . . . ABA House backs adoption of gun violence restraining orders
A measure addressing gun violence won approval from the ABA House of Delegates on Tuesday, despite some opposition by those who raised due process issues.
Resolution 118B urges state and local governments to enact laws and regulations authorizing courts to issue gun violence restraining orders, including ex parte orders that don’t require the presence of the targeted person.
Those petitioning for a restraining order should provide documented evidence that a person poses a serious threat to himself or to others, according to the resolution. There should also be a verifiable procedure to ensure surrender of guns and ammunition pursuant to a restraining order, the resolution says.
Where else but Florida? . . . Delray man pulled fake AR-15 at McDonald’s when denied ice cream
A Delray Beach teen was arrestedMonday after pulling an AR-15 air-soft gun out of the trunk of his BMW after learning that a local McDonald could not serve him ice cream, according to a city police report.
Jerry Henry, 19, is facing a charge of improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon or a firearm after the confontation late Sunday at the restaurant, on Linton Boulevard just east of Interstate 95.
He and another man were ordering from the drive-thru window at about 11 p.m. when an McDonald’s employee told them that the machine wasn’t working and that he could not fill their order. Over a video camera inside the restaurant, the employee watched Henry retrieve the weapon from the trunk of the white BMW, according to the report.
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Apparently the coat, hat and scarf in August didn’t tip anyone off, either . . . Gun-toting bank robber’s style is so laid-back bystanders don’t realise he’s walking away with thousands of pounds
A ‘calm’ crook is being hunted by police after carrying out six raids on banks and shops – and walking out with a sum total of around £20,000 so far.
Despite his laid-back style, he leaves his victims terrified by pointing a gun at them and asking to hand over the cash.
He’s was apparently so calm, in at least one raid, people at the counter next to him had absolutely no idea there was a robbery going on just feet away.
Early Thursday morning, a veteran Lithia Springs High School teacher walked to his classroom, pulled out a handgun and shot himself, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Few details have been released.
However, officials said the teacher is stable, students are safe and the gun the teacher used has been secured. No one witnessed the shooting, which occurred before the start of the school day.
Classes were canceled and frantic parents scrambled to pick up their children from the school.
There’s no shortage of made members of the civilian disarmament industrial complex . . . With a Friend in the White House, the NRA Scrambles to Find Other Targets
Without a bogeyman in the White House to inveigh against, how does the gun lobby keep busy? That’s an urgent question for the National Rifle Association.
The NRA and its allies in the gun industry thrive on battling enemies, real and imagined. The Obama years saw rising firearm sales responding to NRA-stoked fears that the former president would clamp down on gun purchases. That Obama didn’t sign a single significant gun control measure mattered not one bit; his eight years in office were good times for the NRA and gun makers.
Now, though, with Donald Trump in the White House, the NRA has to train its sights elsewhere. The first sitting president since Ronald Reagan to address the group’s annual convention, Trump told the NRA faithful in April: “You are my friends, believe me.”
Yippee ki yay! Despite the Western theme, that’s the only gun you’re gonna see in a Victoria’s Secret hand. At least officially. . . Back in the saddle! Romee Strijd flashes her derriere in denim chaps as lingerie-clad Taylor Hill hugs a horse for racy cowboy-themed Victoria’s Secret shoot in Aspen