SAFE Act seems to fail at keeping guns from criminals – “Obviously, it’s desirable and worth some degree of government action to keep guns out of the hands of those who would do harm. New York’s SAFE Act was supposed to do that, but by Mr. Schneiderman’s measure, it hasn’t worked. If the out-of-state gun percentage had spiked since the new restrictions took effect, that might indicate criminals were being foiled here and turning more often to other states, but that doesn’t seem to have happened.” Wait…you mean New York’s middle-of-the-night grand do-something-now gun control gesture didn’t work? Who could have possibly predicted such an outcome?
Parents unhappy with response after deputy fires gun in school – “Authorities are releasing few details regarding a police officer’s negligent discharge of a firearm inside a Bay County high school and parents are not happy. The incident in question happened 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, inside Bay City Western High and Middle School, 500 W. Midland Road in Auburn. A Bay County Sheriff’s deputy who acts as the school resource officer, fired a gun inside a room. The deputy was in the room by himself. The bullet passed through at least one wall and struck a female teacher in the neck area, Michigan State Police Special 1st Lt. David Kaiser said.” Miraculously, the teacher wasn’t injured. And no, it wasn’t a GLOCK.
Raahauge shooting range closed temporarily after fire causes $2 million in damage – “The remote facility lacked an onsite water source, requiring fire officials to call three water tenders. Because of the ammunition and water issues, it took 50 minutes to contain the fire, Owen said. Three workers who were in nearby trailers at the time of the fire were safely evacuated, Owen said. Cal Fire estimated the value of the property lost at $2 million, and said $500,000 worth of buildings that were exposed to danger were saved.” Every time a shooting range burns, Jesus cries a little.
Pro-Gun Journalist Faces Felony Counts For Defending Himself – “There is no question that his treatment by the DA and the outrageous bail were a direct result of Multnomah County realizing that they had in their custody, a person who had, for years, exposed leftist politicians for the hypocrites they are. Michael wrote for several conservative websites and maintained a You Tube Channel which exposed the truth about the far left in Oregon. His success at presenting the reality about Oregon’s militant liberals (and gun grabbers in particular) made him an irresistible target for the statists who control Portland and Multnomah County and they are determined to make an example out of him.” We’ve reported on this as well. The particulars of this case are as clear as mud.
The NRA’s dead aim: Working to make concealed-carry the law of the land – “Not for nothing did the National Rifle Association pump $38 million into electing Donald Trump President and another $24 million to secure the grip of Republicans in the Senate. Within grasp now looms a trophy long sought: federal legislation that would, if passed by Congress, extend the right to carry a concealed firearm in any one state, no matter how minimal the licensing standards, to all 50. Including into the five boroughs, where strict gun-safety laws, aggressively enforced under Mayor Rudy Giuliani and others, have been a key ingredient in a historic crime decline.” If taking so much pleasure at the Daily News’ distress is wrong, we don’t want to be right.