For Those Who Say All Gun Buyers Should Be Screened, the Data Don’t Matter – “But it turns out that whatever the actual number is, it reinforces the case for mandating a background check every time someone acquires a gun. Duke University criminologist Philip Cook, who co-authored the 1997 study that was the source of the claim that “as many as 40 percent of all gun purchases…take place without a background check” (as President Obama has repeatedly asserted), says the new, much lower estimate shows that the goal of universal background checks is eminently achievable.” All data reveal the need for more gun control laws. Because shut up.
An island of sanity in a sea of denial . . . Czech Gov’t: Placing Weapons in the Hands of Citizens is Best Defense Against Terror – “The Czech Republic has resisted calls by the European Union’s executive Commission to tighten gun controls in response to terror attacks, forcing the E.C. to alter its proposals, allowing for the private ownership of semi-automatic weapons.
“The Czech interior ministry now wants to loosen its own laws a step further, proposing a constitutional amendment on Monday that would allow its citizens to bear legally-held firearms against the perpetrators of terrorist attacks, such as those in Nice or Berlin, the Czech news agency ctk reported.”
Presser: A Night Vision Revolution is Here: ColorTAC Opens the Eyes of Existing NVGs to a World of Color – For all of night vision’s advantages and the many improvements made since its introduction in WWII it has had one glaring disadvantage. The “green glow,” monochromatic image denies the NVG viewer critical visual information: color. … Thankfully, this important deficiency of current monochromatic night vision has been addressed. The future is here and Chromatra is bringing it. Chromatra, LLC, established in 2014, is ready to introduce to the world its first product; ColorTAC. ColorTAC, when used in conjunction with any of the over 1-million night vision devices already on the market today, provides the user with, simply, a color image at night. For those who rely on NVG’s to perform their mission, the ability to See What’s Missing can be the difference between life and death.
Another one of those defensive gun uses that never happens . . . Fatal home invasion: ‘He grabbed me and pushed me into the apartment’ – “‘As soon as he took me to the bedroom, I looked over and the gun was sitting there – and I was like, there’s a reason the gun was sitting there,’ (Kay) Dickinson said. ‘I was just hoping he wouldn’t see it because if he saw it he might take it and I knew that was my only chance.’
“Dickinson was able to wiggle loose from the belt. She jumped on the bed, grabbed the gun and pulled the trigger. (Willie Franklin) Stith ran towards the front door and then collapsed. She called 911 and took the gun out of his hand.”
“Adjustable, adaptable, and smart. Securit’s Cradle, the Grid, and the Stock Base work in unison with one moving part that promotes straight line access to each firearm without the need to move any other gun. The system also amplifies organizational awareness, meaning the gun owner has full view of all firearms and gear.” RF needs to work on his organizational awareness. Just sayin’ . . .
Custodian finds gun on Chesterton church grounds – “The man pointed the gun into the ground and began to test what he thought was the manual safety to make sure the revolver would be safe to carry to the Chesterton Police Department, according to a police report. ‘To his surprise, he accidentally fired a round into the ground,’ the reports states. ‘That is when he realized the tab on the left side of the frame was the cylinder release, not a manual safety.'” Too bad he didn’t know what that curved thingy hanging down under the cylinder was, either.