Chilling Sandy Hook PSA warns of subtle signs of gun violence – “Gun violence is preventable if you know the signs, but can be easy to miss if you don’t know what to look for. A chilling new public service announcement conveys a powerful message, concealing and then revealing signs that may lead to gun violence. In the video, we find ourselves busy following the life of a student named Evan — while a darker tale is unfolding in the background.” Subtle signs like reading a gun mag, watching a YouTube video, or flipping off another student.
Call the NRA’s bluff, enforce gun laws: Feds must throw the book at offenders – “Now there’s a new sheriff in town. Donald Trump won the presidential election, and he’s picked Sen. Jeff Sessions, a former federal prosecutor, to serve as America’s next top cop and attorney general, pending Senate approval. Sessions, too, has long called for stronger enforcement. So here’s the roadmap for calling the NRA’s bluff. This is how the Department of Justice can use the tools already available, better enforce existing gun laws and make America safer.” Oh, NOW Everytown wants current gun laws enforced. I wonder what’s happened that caused the change in their approach.
As Emily Litella used to say, never mind . . . Dylann Roof Wants His Lawyers Back to Begin Trial – “The white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church asked a judge on Sunday if he could have his defense team back, at least temporarily. In a handwritten request, the defendant, Dylann S. Roof, asked Judge Richard M. Gergel of Federal District Court to return his defense team for the guilt phase of his federal death penalty trial, which is scheduled to begin in Charleston within days.”
Turnabout is fair play . . . Culpeper County Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder With Suspect’s Gun – “When the homeowner answered the door, Jones and Eley asked for help with their car. The resident refused and as he tried to shut the door, police said Jones forced himself into the house and struck the man with a gun. After a struggle, the homeowner took control of the weapon and fired at Jones, hitting him in the stomach. Neighbors told News4 they heard multiple gunshots.”
Pizzagate claims another one . . . Man ‘investigating’ conspiracy theory brandishes guns, surrenders to police at popular DC pizzeria – “A man who said he was investigating a fake news story about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place was arrested after firing a rifle inside the Washington, D.C., restaurant, police said. Edgar Maddison Welch, 28 of Salisbury, North Carolina, was arrested Sunday afternoon at Comet Ping Pong on Connecticut Avenue in an affluent neighborhood of the nation’s capital, police said. No one was injured in the incident. Welch told police he’d come to the restaurant to ‘self-investigate’ the fictitious online conspiracy theory that spread online during Clinton’s unsuccessful run for the White House, a police statement said.”
Art made from decommissioned guns meant to start a conversation – “Jonathan Ferrara is a modern art gallery owner driven by an old-fashioned idea: He wants the pieces he has gathered at his gallery in New Orleans to hold a mirror up to society and reflect an issue that has become a touchy one for Americans. He wants Americans to see our relationship with guns for what it is.”