Because guns . . .
An online retail platform terminated the account for gun rights activist Cody Wilson’s company without explanation on Monday.
Shopify shut down Wilson’s Defense Distributed storefront at 7:07 am EDT according to an email from the company’s legal team to Wilson. The email said the account, which had been operating in good standing for over two years, was going to be shuttered in the next week and the storefront it was operating would be immediately inaccessible to the public.
“This email is to inform you that your Shopify store, defdist.myshopify.com, has been closed,” the email said. “Your Plus Agreement with Shopify dated March 29, 2016, is terminated as of the date of this email (“Termination”). Public access to your storefront has been disabled. You will continue to be able to access your admin for 5 business days if you wish to export your store data. On August 17, 2018, your account will be permanently closed and you will have no further access to your store or its data. We note that the limited access to Shopify’s services post Termination, as described above, is governed by Shopify’s Terms of Service.”
Nightstand gun . . .
Police were called about 3:30 a.m. to a home at 2727 San Vincente St., near Pecos Road and Carey Avenue, according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Gordon.
The man was home alone when he woke up to a noise and saw another man in his bedroom, Gordon said. He grabbed a handgun and fired three shots at the other man, who ran away.
Gordon said police didn’t find any evidence inside the home that indicated the would-be burglar had been shot, but are still searching for him.
Translation: urban gang violence is bad for your health . . .
Finding distinctions between urban, rural, and micropolitan settings could “ensure that public health approaches to the prevention of firearm injuries appropriately address variations across different populations,” researchers wrote.
Using cause-of-injury codes, researchers identified eligible hospitalizations in patients aged 19 years or younger for fatal and nonfatal firearm injuries. They also specified incidents by the intent of injury: assault, self-inflicted, unintentional, and undetermined. Using the 2006, 2009, and 2012 reports, researchers identified a combined 21,581 hospitalizations due to firearm injuries.
According to the data, 19,819 (91.8%) of the hospitalizations were of urban patients; 1044 (4.8%) were micropolitan patients; and 718 (3.3%) were rural patients. Across all backgrounds, the majority of patients were male (89.3%; 86.9%; 88.6%, respectively) (P < 0.05). The predominate race of patients was African American (9807; 45.4%), but they were only the majority of hospitalized patients in the urban category (9520; 56.2%) (P < 0.001).
A Vice reporter ventures more than 50 miles from the coast, deep into the heart of flyover country . . .
I’m at the conference to learn about these women and why they feel like they needed to be armed at all times.
I’m a Canadian with a gun licence. In 2016, I travelled to the NRA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky while working on a documentary comparing America’s gun culture to Canada’s. There, I met Vicki Kawelmacher, who was running a women’s shooting school out of Reno.
“I’m armed every day. But I’m not always armed with a gun. I have a knife, I have a kubotan, I have a taser, I have a stun gun… You name it,” she told me. She asked me what I was doing to keep myself safe.
I was stumped. I told her that it wasn’t something I thought about on a day-to-day basis. After all, Canada doesn’t allow its citizens to carry guns in self-defense—here, we buy guns for hunting and sport shooting.
Yeah, why would any Canadian need to worry about self defense?
A mother of three and a father of four – both police officers – have been identified among four victims killed Friday in an early-morning shooting at a Fredericton apartment building.
Lawrence Robert Costello, 45, served with the Fredericton Police Force for 20 years. He leaves behind a common-law partner and four children.
Costello’s common-law partner, Jackie McLean, told the Canadian Press that she learned the devastating news this morning from a police inspector.
“He used to always say to me that it did not matter what happened, that he would always come home and this is the first day that he has not home,” McLean said.
The second officer, 43-year-old Sara Mae Helen Burns, was on the force for two years, police confirmed. She is survived by three children and her husband.