So the Gov is frustrated that pro-gun legislators are being…pro-gun? . . .
Gov. John Kasich is sounding off on the lack of movement on gun regulations that he’d proposed earlier this year, commenting on it in two separate public events.
Kasich talked mostly foreign policy and the NATO summit at the National Press Club in Washington, but he did note his frustration about a package of gun law changes that he hoped Republican state lawmakers back home would take up. “I have a legislature that refuses to consider common sense gun bills,” Kasich said.
The day before at the Columbus Metropolitan Club he brought up one part of his proposal, a so-called red flag law to allow law enforcement to seize weapons from people considered to be dangerous. “I cannot pass that through this legislature,” Kasich said.
Gee, it turns out people all over the world value the right to protect their lives with firearms . . .
Israel will significantly relax its regulations governing gun licenses, a move that would instantly allow hundreds of thousands of Israelis to acquire a firearm.
According to Haaretz, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan will allow any Israeli who underwent level 07 rifle training in the IDF to apply for a gun license. All infantry soldiers are certified as 07, in addition to all combat squad commanders and the majority of IDF officers. The vast majority of IDF soldiers aren’t combat soldiers and are certified as level 02.
While the police do not oppose the move, it requested that the mandatory training course be expanded to four and a half hours from the current two. The updated guidelines are a direct result of efforts by the Knesset’s Gun Lobby head Likud MK Amir Ohana, who has long pressed for Israel to relax its tightly regulated firearms industry in order to allow citizens to protect themselves from terrorism.
These things rarely work when taxpayers have a chance to decline to participate . . .
If you would like to see less violence and fewer guns on the streets, the Essex County Bar Association wants you to put your money where your mouth is.
The group is working with the Essex County prosecutor to launch an unusual kind of gun buyback event that needs community members — from residents to businesses and corporations — to provide the money that will buy the weapons.
Attorney Matthew Adams, who is spearheading the association’s efforts, is hoping donors will raise the $100,000 they expect officials to dole out to everyone who turns in weapons at the no-questions-asked event.
Essentially, your money is melting down firearms.
‘Good guys with guns’ – Two Oklahoma citizens killed an active shooter, and it’s not as simple as it sounds
Actually, it is. The murderer was stopped thanks to two concealed carriers . . .
In a matter of seconds, the two armed citizens became self-appointed protectors, moving to take up positions around the shooter, drawing their weapons and shouting for him to drop his. Time stretched and warped. There was an exchange of gunfire. The gunman was hit several times and fell. As Nazario and Whittle converged over the man to restrain him, police arrived. Unsure who was who, officers handcuffed all of the men and put them on the ground as the shooter bled out into the grass and died.
“I was just doing what I was supposed to do,” recalled Nazario, a former police officer who said he now works as a security guard, always has his gun in the car and usually carries it with him.
“I just reacted,” said Whittle, who has served for nearly 20 years in the Oklahoma Air National Guard and works for the Federal Aviation Administration. “There’s a guy with a gun. I’ve got a gun. Stop the threat.”
Bless her heart, it’s getting harder and harder to pretend you really don’t want to grab people’s guns these days . . .
So two of the teenagers are talking about how Cobb has to keep her feelings on gun bans in the closet and one of them says that the “nice thing” is that when she gets to Washington she can, “vote with her heart.” Does Cobb chastise the youths, reminding them of the need for candidates to be honest and cast their votes the way they indicated during the campaign? Perish the thought. She simply says, “Right.”
Which Tedra Cobb should the voters of New York believe? The one who sends official statements to the press or the one chatting with her teenage supporters when she thinks nobody is listening? Keep in mind that one of the two teenagers quoted above reminded everyone to keep a lid on things, saying, “This is a closed group here. Nobody share this.”