How does your life change when your father’s elected president? Here’s how . . . Big Guns Come Out for Play Date – “Barron Trump’s going to have seriously high caliber play dates from here on out … courtesy of the Secret Service and the U.S. Coast Guard. The 10-year-old and his friends were hanging at Mar-a-Lago over the Thanksgiving weekend, and the lawn was fully covered by several badasses with BIG guns — by sea, ground and, we’re guessing, air.”
After OSU Attack, Ohio Legislature Rethinking Guns on Campus – “After Ohio State University was dealt with an attack on its campus, leaving 11 students hospitalized and the attacker killed, the Ohio legislature may pass a bill reducing the penalty for carrying a gun on campus. HB 48 reduces the penalty for bringing a gun to campus grounds from a felony to a misdemeanor and would allow universities to make their own policies regarding concealed handguns on campus. It also permits concealed-carry licensees to carry guns inside certain public areas such as day-care centers and designated areas in airports and police stations. State Rep. Ron Maag is the bill’s sponsor.” – How about cutting out the middle man and legalize campus carry like 30 other states have done?
Were you expecting a post-Trump slump? . . . Black Friday 2016’s big seller? Guns – “Guns were apparently on the list of many Black Friday shoppers. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed a record-setting 185,713 transactions the day after Thanksgiving, according to the FBI. That number tops the 180,000 background checks forecast by the FBI and the previous record of 185,345 set during Black Friday 2015. Before that, the previous record for single-day background checks was 177,170 conducted on Dec. 21, 2012.” Go figure.
Here’s a match made in heaven . . . David Petraeus, Mark Kelly launch gun control group – “Retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, who has long resisted calls to run for political office, is teaming up with retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly to create a new group urging greater gun control. The two announced on Friday that they were launching Veterans Coalition for Common Sense to encourage elected leaders to ‘do more to prevent gun tragedies.’ The group will feature veterans from every branch of the military who are urging lawmakers to toughen gun laws, the organization said in a news release.”
Why the M-60 ‘Pig’ remains one of the best US machine guns ever – “Other than the M-16 rifle, perhaps no firearm is as closely associated with the Vietnam War as the M-60. Portrayals of the M-60 in the hands of Vietnam War soldiers range from the sublime dignity expressed by the “Three Soldiers” statue to the over-the-top destruction of the fictional town of Hope, Washington, by Sylvester Stallone’s character John Rambo in the film ‘First Blood.'”
Kansas State And Federal Government Agencies Deliberate Over Constitutional Right To Homemade Silencers – “This case brings forth many questions. Can the Internal Revenue use their taxing authorities to regulate firearms that stay within state borders? Advocates contend such guns do not fall under Congress’ power to regulate interstate commerce. Kettler says that he bought the unregistered silencer “because of a piece of paper signed by the governor saying it was legal.” He says Kansas is “setting up its citizens to be prosecuted” by the federal government.”
They weren’t prepared for that! Burglars steal grenades, body armor, 12 machetes, five shotguns, a pellet gun and a sniper rifle that can shoot through CARS from Ohio doomsday preppers – “Teena Brayen and her family were prepared for a military invasion and the end of the world – but they weren’t prepared for burglars. The Brayens are doomsday preppers who hoarded weapons, armor and food to fend off anything from an invading army to full-on Armageddon. But last week their arsenal and survival gear was taken when unknown criminals broke into their Cleveland home. ‘These guys are prepared for war now,’ Brayen told Fox 8. ‘They have seven guns, seven.'”
Men who left shotgun shell at French consulate won’t face charges – “Montreal police have met with the two suspects who left a shotgun shell at the French consulate last October, but Crown prosecutors won’t file criminal charges in the matter. ‘We can’t discuss specifics but there was no danger posed by their action,’ said police spokesperon Benoit Boisselle. ‘Other than that, all we can say is investigators met with the men.’ It’s unclear why the men left an unused 12-gauge shotgun shell at the consulate on McGill College Ave. But police had been trying, for weeks, to identify them.”