Already on our Christmas list: The Little Tank Robot That Carries a Glock “(T)he bot’s weapon is a Glock 26 ‘Baby Glock’ pistol, a popular lightweight version of the bestselling handgun. It’s not actually built into the Dogo. Instead it slots into a holder, sort of like loading a CD into a player, and locks securely. To aim it, the operator would use the company’s ‘Point & Shoot’ interface. He or she simply touches the aim point on the screen of the control unit. A laser dot shows the aim point; in the demonstration video a target wearing body armor is shot in the head, and the robot repeatedly hits the bullseye on a paper target. Given that it provides a stable firing platform, this seems plausible.”
Documentaries, town hall expand PBS’s look at guns in America – “PBS continues to defy bullets with words, resuming a conversation that its programmers hope will gradually bring opposing sides of the gun debate closer together.” Uh huh. Your tax dollars at work.
Blocks From the NRA Convention, Louisville Residents Grapple with Bullets and Bloodshed – “When the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meeting opens in the city on the night of May 19, attendees will gather to celebrate firearms that connect them to their family heritage or serve as a means for camaraderie and release at the range after a hard day’s work. They will cheer their right to bear shotguns for hunting fowl and handguns for just-in-case. But for people in Louisville’s embattled neighborhoods, bloodshed is a reality to hope against, not a possibility to prepare for. Where they live, guns damage more than they comfort.” Criminals with guns. Not the guns themselves. In case you didn’t know.
What’s your Benelli story?
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Set for Clash on Gun Control – “In polls, a majority of voters align with Democrats’ positions on gun control, though political strategists often say that only opponents care passionately enough about the issue to guide their vote. A New York Times/CBS News poll in January found that 57 percent of respondents wanted stricter laws governing gun sales, and a whopping 88 percent favored background checks for all purchases. Mr. Trump goes against that grain. ‘What we don’t need to do is expand a broken system,’ he writes in his policy paper.” Who’s your money on?
Nick Saban: ‘Nothing good happens when you’re around guns unless you’re going hunting’ – Alabama’s football coach reveals that “I always tell players is that there are three bad things: nothing good happens after midnight, nothing good happens when you’re around guns unless you’re going hunting, and you don’t want to mess around with women that you don’t know because a lot of times bad things happen.” So much for personal responsibility, then.
Day two of jury selection in second trial involving Badger Guns ended with a surprise – Cops suing Badger Guns for selling weapons used in cop shooting. Judge suddenly dismisses the entire jury pool without explanation. What’s up with that?
NC congressman wants to strip IRS of ‘guns and badges’ – Wants to move enforcement division to the Treasury Department. “Rep. Holding’s bill is latest in Republican show of animosity toward IRS,” the New Observer observes, observantly.