Let’s see how accommodating schools are for this walk-out . . .
On March 14, 2018, students walked out of their classes demanding more gun control. Left-wing politicians and the media heaped praise on the kids for using their First Amendment right to protest our Second Amendment right.
Teachers and school administrators refused to discipline the students for the walk out. They claimed that the lack of discipline wasn’t because the students shared the same anti-gun belief as themselves, they said that they didn’t punish the students because they were just exercising their rights on a topic they believed was important the country.
Many people on the right wondered if the students were pro-life or other issues that were important to the right if the administration would be as understanding. It looks like we will get to find out.
The next big thing in home defense . . .
The U.S. Army is pushing ahead with plans to field railguns on the battlefield of tomorrow, awarding a leading railgun developer a contract to mature a ground-based railgun system. Rapid progress in miniaturizing railguns technology has transformed the hypersonic weapons from laboratory curiosities to potential weapons that promise tremendous increases in range and energy.
According to National Defense, the Pentagon’s Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium awarded a contract to General Atomics, developer of the U.S. Navy’s railgun system, to “evaluate and mature railgun weapon system capabilities in support of U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Command.” The contract specifies the construction of railgun prototypes that could be used by the Army in the ground combat role.
We don’t recommend going for the gun disarm, but credit where it’s due. It’s hard to walk around legally armed in Monterrey, Mexico. Nicely done . . .
The woman behind the checkout counter is the first to have the gun pointed at her. She gives a few waves of the notebook she is holding — but otherwise barely moves in the face of the threat. Only after about 40 seconds do we see her reach for a phone.
The next target is an older gentleman standing in front of the cash register, sporting a gray mustache and the second-most distinctive hat to make it into a viral video this week. He seems to remain even calmer as the gunman demands something — presumably cash — from him. The “cowboy” shakes his head and at one point even removes his glasses, perhaps to get a better look at the confounding text (“BROWNERS”) running down the side of the gunman’s hoodie sleeve.
As all this is unfolding, the world’s most oblivious customer has legitimately been perusing refrigerated beverages at the back of the store. Just as the cowboy is taking off his glasses, the female customer makes her selection. She turns and begins striding toward the checkout counter and soon catches the attention of the gunman, who makes her Target No. 3.
Far left attacks left-leaning mayor who’s attacking a serious crime problem. Popcorn time . . .
Thus far in 2018, 34 homicides have been committed in Birmingham, 53 countywide.
“We have a full breach of public safety in this community,” he said. “If we don’t attack crime, nothing else matters.”
(Mayor) Woodfin and U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town have been developing a plan to reduce violent crime in the city. Earlier this month, they convened aPublic Safety Task Force, comprising 11 state and local law enforcement and public agencies.
The group came under criticism, however, by representatives of the Birmingham Chapter of Black Lives Matter, which, in an article published last week on Medium, said the lack of grassroots activists and organizers on the task force was a “hard pill to swallow.”
What’s the Homicide Capital of America? Murder Rates in U.S. Cities, Ranked.
The result of decades of one-party rule . . .
The data is clear: America is a much less murderous place than it once was.
Following its peak in the early-’90s, the national murder rate has declined steadily. The rate for big American cities — those with populations greater than 250,000 — follows a similar pattern, though with more dramatic fluctuations.
Look closely at the above graphic, and you’ll see a more recent trend that has some crime analysts alarmed: since 2015, the murder rate has been ticking up. In 2016, the last year for which federal data is available, the national rate was 5.4 killings per 100,000 people, a year-over-year increase of 8.6 percent. While the overall murder rate still remains far below those recorded in the ’90s, that’s a significant jump — the greatest recorded in nearly two decades.
The upward trend in the national murder rate is attributed to sharp increases in crime in a handful of American cities. In Chicago, for example, the murder rate nearly doubled between 2014 and 2016. Milwaukee and Louisville, Kentucky, saw comparable spikes.
It’s probably tough to drive when you’re being showered with beer bottles . . .
Vermont’s stock-car-racing governor is questioning whether to race this season at a local speedway where many spectators are hunters after an outcry over gun restriction legislation he signed.
A spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Phil Scott says the governor is checking with the owners of Thunder Road and other drivers to see if they have any concerns about whether the animosity about his signing of the legislation might affect the atmosphere at the speedway.
The recent Waffle House shooting you probably *didn’t* hear about:
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) April 26, 2018