Vandalized Las Vegas billboard says ‘Shoot a School Kid’ – Donald “Counterpuncher” Trump would have had something to say about this desecration of a perfectly good billboard, although God knows what . . .
An activist art collective, INDECLINE, claimed the vandalism and provided a video showing two people making changes to the sign. “This protest piece is in response to America’s longstanding obsession with gun culture and our government’s inability to honor the victims of mass shootings by distancing themselves from the homicidal policies of the (National Rifle Association),” the group wrote in a news release. The NRA did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Battlefield Vegas declined comment.
How to Buy a Gun in 15 Countries – Cherry picked data, incomplete and misleading information, lack of context. If it’s Friday it must be an anti-gun article in The New York Times . . .
School shootings prompt more teachers to consider carrying guns – If The People of the Gun didn’t have Fox News they’d have to invent it . . .
“The general public thinks that we’re just standing outside the doors of schools handing out guns,” Dean Rieck, the executive director of the Buckeye Firearms Association, told Fox News. “But we’re not trying to turn teachers into cops. We’re looking to give them the tools to save lives before the professionals arrive.”
Rieck and other pro-gun advocates noted the training teachers receive goes far beyond that of most local law enforcement agencies. The training includes not just basic gun skills and target practice, but everything from how to make a tourniquet and stanch a bullet wound to unorthodox shooting stances and SWAT team maneuvers.
Depending on the school district, teachers undergo between 40 and 150 hours of training before they can carry a concealed weapon on campus. They must also be able to hit a target with 90 percent accuracy. Most local police forces require only a 70 percent rate.
“If people could see the training we do and the depth of what we learn, I think that they would think differently about arming teachers,” said the Ohio language arts teacher.
At 11:21 a.m. Eastern, co-host Ruhle read the NRA’s response to President Donald Trump’s comments supporting more gun control, in which the NRA indicated a desire to make American schools “safer.” Velshi then jumped in to introduce his list of studies: “So that’s just not what’s true. The NRA keeps saying that more guns keep people more safe, and study after study empirically proves it’s just not true.”
He then made a simplistic straw man characterization of the NRA’s views on how more gun ownership could protect Americans from crime. Here’s Velshi: “A key point of the NRA’s plans to make our schools and communities safe is simple: more guns.”
As he went through a list of studies claiming a number of dire consequences of owning guns, he then got to a study on suicides: “Many — most gun deaths in America are suicides. Nobody else in the world has numbers like American suicide deaths because of the number of guns we have.” . . .
Without citing any studies to the contrary, the MSNBC host concluded the segment: “All of the data shows that more guns do not mean more safety.”
Slate Explains Why Conservatives Are ‘Obsessed’ With Gun Rights. It’s As Insulting As You’d Expect. – Some good old-fashioned fisking from dailywire.com. Here’s the bottom line (literally) . . .
So, there you go. Conservatives’ various psychological afflictions add up to a group of overly paranoid, repressed, anger-filled, group-think prone folks who can’t help but be “obsessed” with guns. Thanks, Slate.
Another, less “nuanced” explanation: Conservatives actually believe that the U.S. Constitution enshrined citizens’ rights to defend themselves and are generally realists about human nature and the limits of authorities to protect individuals when faced with immediate threats.
Pasadena Police Lieutenant Accused Of Selling More Than 100 Guns Without A License – Straw purchasing, no less . . .
Gourdikian was also indicted for allegedly making false statements during two gun purchases. Prosecutors say he claimed he was the actual buyer of the weapons even though he had already agreed to sell them to someone else.
He was also charged with possession of an unregistered, modified Sig Sauer model MPX 9mm short-barreled rifle.
According to the indictment, Gourdikian repeatedly requested law-enforcement waivers of 10-day waiting periods for the purchase of weapons and sold so-called “off roster” weapons that are only available to law enforcement officers or military personnel.
Authorities say he sold guns via the Calguns website, but despite not being a “licensed importer, licensed manufacturer or licensed dealer of firearms,” Gourdikian allegedly advertised “off roster” weapons.
“In these days of escalating gun violence, it is important to enforce our firearms laws vigorously,” said U.S. Attorney Nicola T. Hanna said. “Those who sell guns illegally need to be held accountable, especially those who abuse a position of public trust.”
JOHANN FANZOJ´s unbelievable “Four-Barrelled Rifle-Shotgun” – I’d rather have two shotguns . . .
The customer required that the Vierling fire four times in succession, with “hot” barrels; The platform should be a robust, reliable mechanism that would guarantee inherent quick handling characteristics – then quickly reload and continue in the same sequence, which in other words demands that the sporting weapon have ejectors for all four barrels!
“At this point it was definitely time to hold up the STOP sign – and run,” recalls Daniela Fanzoj, which the firm did not do, but rather “we took the bull by its horns, dug into this challenge and built this incredible weapon”. The result is a stunning and unsurpassed intricate mechanism, also being an object of culture and worth(value), which exhibits an amazing level of performance.
Four barrels, H&H style sidelocks, 4 individual automatic ejectors, did little to lessen this impressive sporting arm’s responsiveness and wonderful balance. Massive, without a doubt, but not “heavy” at all with a weight of 3,8kg this sporting weapon handles magnificently.