The mainstream media managed to find a rancher who supports gun control. It’s cute that he thinks Beto won’t mess with the guns he currently owns . . .
Texas cattle rancher Bill Martin is a lifelong Republican who owns more than 20 firearms and has been shooting guns since the age of 6.
He is now considering the once-unthinkable: voting for a Democratic Senate candidate who wants tougher gun laws.
Martin, 72, has a simple explanation for his change of heart: He is sick of the gun violence plaguing America and his gun-loving state, where 26 worshippers died in a church massacre last year.
“Even as conservative as I am, there has to be a middle ground on guns,” said Martin during an interview on his ranch near the city of Carrizo Springs.
Martin’s nuanced view on firearms – he loves them but wants to see tougher restrictions – is one U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke hopes is gaining traction in Texas.
Well, it’s Washington State, so…
Why was it determined by the state Department of Natural Resources to ban all outdoor target shooting statewide for two months, regardless of possible rainfall? We now have a precedent to repeat this annually.
How many fires, (of 20 in 2017), were larger than one square yard, an acre?
How many fires in 2017 were caused by ignorant smokers, 100, 200, more? Why is there no campaign to educate smokers to use an ashtray?
So…tighter gun laws in Calfirornia didn’t stop a criminal? You don’t say . . .
A 38-year-old man on probation for a gun crime has been accused of killing a sheriff’s deputy and wounding another in a shootout that started with an argument at an auto parts store in the Sacramento area, authorities said Tuesday.
Anton Lemon Moore of the city of Rancho Cordova, just outside the capital city, was hospitalized after being shot multiple times during gunbattles with deputies Monday, the sheriff’s department said.
Deputies responded to a report of a dispute between a customer and an employee at a Pep Boys in Rancho Cordova in a “routine call” that gave no indication the customer had a gun, Sheriff Scott Jones said.
Oh, the outrage that he CCed a gun there. Is he competent? Probably not. But this was Tacoma, WA, gang-banger central for Western Washington. I carried there, too (without incident) . . .
Chuck E. Cheese has long billed itself as the place where “a kid can be a kid,” but the restaurant clearly draws the line at gunplay.
On Sunday, a 22-year-old Chuck E. Cheese’s patron in Washington state needed to be hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself in the leg inside the restaurant.
The incident took place shortly after 5 p.m. at the Tacoma location, according to KOMO, causing adults and children alike to begin panicking upon hearing the gunshot.
“A bunch of people started running down towards the end and then they said somebody has a gun, so everybody starts running,” Nick Jones, the father of a 4-year-old who was attending a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese, told the outlet.
How about we all put our degrees away and debate this based on our knowledge of firearms, statistics and related laws? No?. . .
Although they stood just yards away, even the best and brightest trauma experts at Stanford Hospital were no match for a small single bullet.
Inside the doors of the hospital’s Emergency Department on a routine day this summer, the award-winning team of surgeons, emergency physicians, anesthesiologists, nurses and technicians scurried about, helping fix and heal.
Just outside, sitting in a chair and unnoticed, was a man with a gun. He put it to his head and fired — one of nearly 100 gun-related deaths in the U.S. that day – and died instantly.
“Terrible,” said Dr. David Spain, chief of trauma at Stanford Health Care. “Senseless. Just senseless.”
On Monday, angry and frustrated by gun violence, over 2500 medical students and healthcare professionals at Stanford Medical Center, UC San Francisco and over 30 other leading medical centers are holding events to treat firearm violence as a public health crisis.
Just an interesting aside . . .
Burt Bacharach isn’t mellowing with age.
At 90, this multiple-Grammy and Oscar-winning songwriter seems more socially and politically engaged than ever in his storied career. His pointed comments lamenting global warming during his recent August concert with the San Diego Symphony led to fisticuffs between at least two attendees.
“I told the audience,” Bacharach recalled, “‘If you’re a non-believer in climate change, maybe I’d ask you to look at something else about the water that your children will drink, the air that your children will breathe. Your grandchildren, what they will have? What (are) we leaving them? I mean, we’re burning up the planet.