Four people shot including a LEO in Pennsylvania…
The gunman who opened fire at a Pennsylvania courthouse Wednesday afternoon was scheduled for a hearing on assault charges he received weeks ago, according to authorities.
Four people were shot at the municipal building that houses the Fayette County Magistrate Court in Masontown, Pennsylvania, a spokesperson for the Fayette County Emergency Management told ABC News.
The gunman entered the lobby shortly after 2 p.m. and began shooting with a handgun, said Lt. Steven Dowlin, station commander of the Pennsylvania Police Department’s Troop B, which handles Fayette County.
Almost half a century without guns…about damn time . . .
After 44 years without carrying guns, the University of Nebraska at Kearney police now are armed.
On Aug. 27, eight of UNK’s full-time certified Nebraska police officers started carrying Glock .40-caliber weapons, said UNK Police Chief Jim Davis. It cost about $10,000 to equip officers with weapons and for training.
“Our students and our campus community will be safer with armed officers,” UNK spokeswoman Kelly Bartling said.
A conservative group that describes itself as “Colorado’s only no-compromise gun rights organization” is working to make sure a top Republican state representative loses his seat.
“We love election time,” Rocky Mountain Gun Owners posted on its Facebook page. “It’s when politicians are reminded that their votes have consequences.”
The group spent the weekend delivering flyers to voters in House District 37 that accused Rep. Cole Wist, R-Centennial, of “voting like a gun-grabbing Democrat” and urged people to vote against “Cole ‘The Mole’ Wist.”
The vote that started this campaign against the No. 2 House Republican came at the end of the 2018 legislative session. Wist co-sponsored a bill that gave judges the authority to issue extreme risk protection orders — allowing law enforcement to remove firearms from people determined to be a significant risk to themselves or others.
No Montana hunting license in six years? I’m thinking perhaps he doesn’t hunt . . .
On June 12, 2018, Breitbart News reported Jon Tester’s support of a gun control measure that would have expanded the prohibited persons list for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
The measure failed because it portended a violation of due process rights by forcing forfeiture of Second Amendment rights on accusations rather than convictions via an incorporation of the terror watch list.
Ironically, the Orlando Pulse attacker was not on a terror watch list to begin with, so Feinstein’s push was simply gun control for the sake of gun control. But Tester supported it.
And according to Fox News, although Tester is campaigning on his love for hunting, he has not had a Montana hunting license in six years.
He put out a flier that said, “As we gear up for hunting season, Montanans know that hunting isn’t just a sport – it feeds our families, and it creates lifelong memories with our kids and grandkids. Montanans are lucky to have some of the best access, longest seasons and greatest hunting in the world.”
Am I the only one who feels bad for the guns? . . .
More than 6,000 firearms have been destroyed by melting at the Shaoguan Steelworks in the northern part of Guangdong province after a ceremony in Guangzhou, the provincial capital, on Thursday.
Peng Hui, deputy director-general of the Guangdong Provincial Department of Public Security, said the centralized destruction of the 6,434 firearms demonstrated the police’s determination to fight against gun and related crimes in the southern province.
“Guangdong police have zero tolerance on gun and related crimes, and more special campaigns and operations will be launched to fight against the crimes in the months to come,” Peng said.
The weapons destroyed on Thursday were seized following the busting of major gun and related cases in the province in recent years, he added.
Non-compliance from Broward County? Say it isn’t so . . .
The parents of two children killed in February’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School say public agencies are subverting democracy by stonewalling them in their search for public records related to the case.
The agencies, including prosecutors, the school district and the Sheriff’s Office, are engaging in “an intentional pattern of noncompliance” with the state’s broad public records law, according to a petition filed in the Broward Circuit Court this week.
The legal action was filed by the parents of students Meadow Pollack and Carmen Schentrup, who died in the shooting spree.
The school board, Sheriff’s Office, State Attorney’s Office and Florida Highway Patrol have consistently and repeatedly blocked their efforts to obtain information, ignoring the public’s right to know that has been a part of state law since 1892, according to the victims’ families.