The Los Angeles Police Protective League has thrown its support behind a national effort to ban certain gun accessories and encourage police and professional sports teams to work together to improve encounters between officers and residents.
The union that represents thousands of rank-and-file LAPD officers has joined several other big-city police unions and the San Francisco 49ers in the effort, which will formally be unveiled at a news conference Thursday morning.
And by “gun accessories,” they mean armor-piercing ammo, suppressors and bump fire stocks.
You probably thought the NFL couldn’t possibly do anything more to drive away its fans . . . San Francisco 49ers Pledge $500,000 to Push Suppressor Ban, Other Gun Control Measures
The San Francisco 49ers pledged $500,000 Thursday to secure a suppressor ban and other gun controls.
The push comes in the weeks after the Las Vegas attack. Suppressors were not used in that attack, but the 49ers are dedicated to banning the devices anyway.
According to ESPN, the 49ers presented the gun control pledge as part of creating a “more understanding and safer America.” The $500,000 will also be used to push a ban on bump stocks and armor-piercing bullets.
The ban on armor-piercing bullets is somewhat ambiguous, but appears similar to a ban which was unsuccessfully pushed by the Obama administration in 2015. The Obama-era actually targeted bullets that would have to be re-categorized as armor piercing in order to be banned.
Looks like the international gun control push is about as successful as the effort here in the US . . . A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Arms Trade Treaty
A funny thing happened on the way to the attempted disarmament of sovereign nations, in Geneva, this past September 2017. The UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) began to show the spider cracks of failure. We knew it would happen, but not as rapidly as it appeared during the third annual meeting.
The mutiny of member nations against the ATT proponents has begun.
The idea of a global treaty emerged because of the early failures in the 90’s of civil society peace and disarmament groups, called Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), to disarm civilians and reduce violence. Their theory goes, fewer weapons, less crime, and violence. They repeatedly failed to panic or coerce people into disarming.
Three weeks after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, efforts to pass even scaled-down gun-control legislation have effectively stalled on Capitol Hill.
Congressional aides and issue advocates say they see no viable path for passing even the most promising bill: an effort to ban the manufacturing and sale of bump stocks, which were used by the Las Vegas shooter to essentially turn his semi-automatic weapons into fully automatics ones.
“Depressing but not surprising,” is how one senior House Democratic aide put it.
“It’s pathetic,” said another.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (October 25, 2017) – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that the company’s popular M&P M2.0 pistol is now available with front and rear TRUGLO TFX sights. Chambered in both 9mm and .40 S&W in the popular Flat Dark Earth finish, the M&P M2.0 pistol features a 4.25” barrel, no thumb safety, and ships with TRUGLO TFX sights for enhanced visibility in a variety of conditions.
Jan Mladek, General Manager for Smith & Wesson® and M&P® brands said, “The M&P M2.0 pistol in Flat Dark Earth with TRUGLO TFX sights provides the consumer with an out-of-the-box solution for enhanced visibility in all lighting conditions. The TRUGLO TFX pistol sights feature encapsulated Tritium and Fiber Optic technology that improve both daylight and nighttime sight visibility, and are a perfect complement to the M&P M2.0 pistol.”
It’s about time . . . The Doomsday Prepper’s Time Has Finally Come
I am unprepared.
When the world goes to shit, women are going to face our own set of unique and terrifying problems in the fight for survival. “You will be raped. You will be assaulted. Your belongings will be stolen.”
The person dispensing this litany of horrors is Eva Gonzales, a “disaster zone specialist” and survivalist who’s addressing a sparsely furnished, fluorescent-lit room of fellow preppers and survivalists gathered in a drab strip mall in Bowling Green, Ohio. In her 50s, with a shock of red hair, Gonzales is sitting cross-legged on a table, jabbing a finger in the air to hammer home a point.
“Women have different needs from men, and you need to know what to do to protect yourself.”
Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords are very good at raising money. At convincing legislators that gun control is the way to go…not so much . . . Mark Kelly personally lobbied Rep. Steve Scalise on guns
“We talked about a few things,” Scalise said of the private phone call, not wanting to get into specific details of what was discussed. “He obviously has some things that he’s promoting, but it was a very cordial conversation.”Even though Scalise and Giffords are members of a tragic and exclusive club — lawmakers who have survived mass shootings — Scalise has made clear he won’t be joining Giffords’s push for expanded background checks and other gun-control measures.
His conviction for the Second Amendment and gun rights is unwavering, he said.
Mobile Police have arrested a man accused of shooting at a robbery suspect. The robbery happened one week ago Wednesday night at the Riverside Food Mart on Riverside Drive.
Tyrone Taylor was arrested and charged with firing into an occupied dwelling. Police say Taylor saw the robbery in progress and suspect running away on foot when he fired his gun. The bullet went through a home across the street and hit the family’s TV. Fortunately no one was injured inside the home.
However, there were two clerks inside the store at the time of the robbery. Surveillance video shows the suspect came in the store armed with a gun and pointing it at the clerk near the cash register. Moments later one of the clerks retrieves a gun from under the counter and fires a shot. The suspect bolts out the door, but the bullet went through the glass door and hit a 15-year-old girl in the parking lot.
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The USA High School Clay Target League, the nation’s largest high school clay target shooting sport program, is very pleased to announce that 2018 will be the inaugural year for the USAHSCTL National Championship!
The exciting event will take place July 12th-15th, and will feature a trap shooting competition for the highest-qualifying student athletes and teams throughout all affiliated state high school clay target leagues in the nation. Over 2,000 student athletes will represent their schools in the unique event, and over 5,000 spectators, along with dozens of exhibitors, are also expected to attended.
The National Championship will be hosted by the MTA Homegrounds in Mason Michigan, which is also the home of the Michigan State High School Clay Target League’s State Tournament in June. Mason is just 20 miles south of Lansing, MI, and the facility features 44 trap fields, along with a large clubhouse, RV and camping areas, and beautiful natural scenery.