Protecting those 2A rights one ban at a time?. . .
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his administration is just a few weeks away from finalizing a regulation that would ban so-called bump stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns.
“We’re knocking out bump stocks,” Trump said at a White House news conference. “We’re in the final two or three weeks, and I’ll be able to write out bump stocks.”
A year ago in Las Vegas, gunman Stephen Paddock used bump stocks on 12 of his weapons in a mass shooting that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds.
Not exactly surprised by this one . . .
Police and The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are investigating after hundreds of firearms were stolen from a UPS facility in Memphis.
Officials say the suspects, using a U-Haul van, committed the robbery on September 30th—the facility is located at 1803 East Brooks Road.
Approximately 400 guns were reported stolen.
ATF Special Agent Marcus Watson said, “ATF’s Crime Gun Intelligence will leverage investigative resources combined with the community partnerships to solve this violent criminal act.” We feel better already.
A new line of logic from the Left…
Shane Hooper, a 31-year-old Army veteran, doesn’t call himself pro-gun anymore. But he still owns firearms, including the handgun he keeps for home protection, a semiautomatic .40 caliber pistol with a Superman shield emblazoned on the slide.
“Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it,” explained Hooper.
A few months ago, Hooper moved to Eugene from Las Vegas, hoping the eclectic college town would provide a change of pace. He now lives in a duplex apartment with his dog, Bear, a fluffy 5-year-old Schipperke mix and licensed emotional support animal.
The handgun is among the few things Hooper brought with him to Eugene so far. He stores it unloaded in a case beside the air mattress he’s been sleeping on while he waits for the rest of his things to arrive from Las Vegas. Needing a gun for protection “sucks,” said Hooper, and wouldn’t be necessary if “everyone was just a decent human being.”
Washingtonians and the National Rifle Association for Freedom today commented on the announcement by the Washington State Sheriffs Association (WSSA), the Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Association (WSLEFIA), and the Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs (WACOPS) opposing I-1639, the extreme gun control ballot initiative.
“The people of Washington deserve to know that the sheriffs and police officers throughout the Evergreen State believe that Initiative 1639 is an attack on every law-abiding citizen’s constitutional rights,” said Keely Hopkins, NRA Washington state director. “After learning that Washington’s premier law enforcement associations oppose this initiative, we hope the Washington voters will finally realize that 1639 is nothing more than a feel good measure that will have zero impact on crime.”
After failing to find support in the Washington state legislature, Michael Bloomberg’s front group, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility, filed a poorly drafted 30-page ballot initiative that strips lawful gun owners of their constitutional rights. Initiative 1639 classifies ordinary, recreational firearms in common use as “assault weapons,” mandates the collection of personal data from all gun owners, and allows the government to authorize the surrender and confiscation of firearms as part of a verification process – all without doing anything to meaningfully address violent crime.
Gun control would not be an effective way to cut down on crimes. Think about it — who is it that are using these guns the wrong way?
Most people would title these people as criminals. Criminals do whatever they want, not obeying the law. What makes you think, “Oh, let’s take everyone’s guns away. The criminals will definitely obey this law?” What you are actually doing is taking away good people’s ability to defend themselves in a case of emergency.
The Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights is the right to bear arms. To be exact, it says that, “A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.” The right to bear arms is as old as this country itself, so now we’re just supposed to overwrite that law?
A Miami man was arrested Saturday after police said he shot and killed a 8-month-old puppy with a “sniper rifle” from a second-floor balcony in Davie.
Johansen Concepcion De La Ros, 19, faces a charge of felony cruelty to animals.
According to the arrest report, Roshelle Parson was taking her daughter’s dog, Princess, for a walk along a trail in the 2800 block of Southwest 73rd Way around 6:30 p.m. when the dog was shot.
When police arrived, Parson was covered in blood and holding Princess’ limp body, the report said.