Ralph isn’t happy . . .
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) denounced Wednesday a rural school district’s controversial plan to arm staff members on campus and said the state’s attorney general was investigating the legality of the proposal.
The five-member School Board in Lee County, a small system in Virginia’s far southwest, voted unanimously earlier this month to select an undisclosed number of teachers and staff members to carry concealed weapons or store them in safes on school property.
But Northam said in an interview Wednesday on WTOP radio’s “Ask the Governor” show that school districts shouldn’t be arming teachers.
To be fair, he’d have been criticized just as much for showing a photo of his son holding a baseball glove, so . . .
Donald Trump Jr. is facing backlash again for a social media post, this time showing a picture of his 9-year-old son holding a gun.
As Yahoo News reports, the president’s eldest son took to Instagram this week to share photos that he apparently snapped at some point last year. According to captions of the photo and others from the same trip, Donald Jr. and “the best hunting buddy ever” went to Texas last year to hunt ducks.
Fred is not a friend of ours . . .
The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) has recently updated the candidate ratings for Florida’s 6th Congressional District.
The previous endorsement for Fred Costello has been rescinded and his rating has been changed from an “A” to a “?” due to his recent statements in support of Florida’s gun control bill, SB 7026.
Isn’t that unpossible? . . .
Armed police were in a shoot out with three men following a car chase in east London.
Three people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after shots were fired towards officers. …
The suspects were arrested in Bective Road, Forest Gate, more than a mile away from where officers were initially called.
Scotland Yard said “a number of shots were fired towards officers” during a pursuit, and police also fired weapons.
Achtung! . . .
German authorities say a forest fire near a village southwest of Berlin is under control, but the situation remains precarious because of unexploded World War II ammunition that’s buried in the ground there.
The German news agency dpa reported Friday that it was difficult for firefighters to get inside the pine forest near Fichtenwalde, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from the capital, because there were indications that some of the munitions may already have detonated due to the fire and that the safety of the firefighters might be at risk.