South Philly Diner Takes On the NRA, Pro-Lifers, and Donald Trump – Would you like a serving of anti-gun agitprop with your omelet, sir? . . .
And inside Morning Glory, the message is very much the same. The specials board doesn’t advertise the frittata of the day. No, the chalked proclamation it bears is: “No more condolences. We need background checks. No more thoughts and prayers. We need assault ban!”
“Everybody who works here is on the same page with this stuff,” my server at Morning Glory told me on Thursday morning, a few minutes after he got a fist-bump from an older, well-dressed African-American man, who said he couldn’t agree more with the restaurant’s position on firearms.
“If we were in Arkansas, we’d probably have no windows by now,” says Morning Glory owner Carol Mickey, who took the restaurant over from her daughter Sam, who died of brain cancer in 2012.
US interest in concealed carry permit training jumps 100 per cent after Parkland: ‘We’ve never seen a spike this big before’ – David Hogg…spreading the gun culture with every media hit . . .
The number of Americans interested in obtaining concealed carry permits to secretly bear arms in public has jumped dramatically since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February – with some states having seen as much as a 250 per cent increase in training requests for this type of permit.
In the 50 days since the Parkland, Florida shooting, companies and networks of firearm instructors that provide training for the permits in dozens of states have seen enquiries spike. One company said it had even received more requests for training than after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
“There’s been a lot of shootings, unfortunately, in this country, but we’ve never seen a spike this big before, even with Newtown,” Chris Schultrop, the CEO and co-founder of Minnesota-based concealed permit training network National Carry Academy (NCA), which works across 27 states, told The Independent.
Volunteer Church Member Stops Attacker in Church Gunfight – Wait. We thought good guys with guns stopping bad guys with guns was just a delusional fantasy . . .
A man exchanged gunfire with an armed robber Wednesday evening inside a West Garfield Park neighborhood church, leaving both men wounded.
A 57-year-old man was sitting in a the church at 8:09 p.m. in the 4400 block of West Maypole when a 27-year-old man walked in and announced a robbery, according to Chicago Police.
The two men then started shooting at each other, police said. The older man was struck in the left arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition. The robber was shot multiple times in the chest and was in critical condition at Stroger Hospital.
Gun shop owner remembers selling YouTube shooter a firearm – It can be hard to spot the crazy ones . . .
Three months before opening fire at the YouTube campus, Nasim Aghdam strolled into a San Diego-area gun shop and bought a 9mm Smith & Wesson — the same model the store had featured in a “12 Guns of Christmas” sale in October, according to a report.
Aghdam, who shot three YouTube employees and killed herself Tuesday, bought the gun from The Gun Range on Jan. 2 and picked it up after a mandatory 10-day waiting period, a source told the Mercury News.
She walked out with the pistol on Jan. 16, the same day YouTube announced a larger revenue crackdown on content creators like her.
“It’s not like she stood out,” Manny Mendoza, the store range master and a retired law enforcement officer, told the newspaper. “I wish we could look into someone’s soul. It’s as tragic as can be.”
Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley has a message for visitors: the citizens are armed, and if you commit murder in his county, well, the citizens might just kill you back themselves.
Jolley posted a sign outside his department warning visitors that Harris County residents have concealed weapons – and would use them. “If you kill someone, we might kill you back,” the sign reads. “We have ONE jail and 356 cemeteries. Enjoy your stay!”
Jolley said he changes the signs outside his office every seven or eight months, and pays for them himself.
Buy guns and ammo. These people want you dead. pic.twitter.com/Dje4hQcyDs
— Scott (@ScottInSC_) April 6, 2018