Virginia Tech to Mark 10 Years After Deadly Campus Shooting in April – “Virginia Tech says the 10th anniversary of the shooting on its campus that killed 32 people will be marked with three days of events. The school says in a statement that events and tributes will culminate on April 16, the shooting’s tenth anniversary. The school says that on April 14, a campus arts center will host a “Performance in Remembrance” with student performers including a wind ensemble, choirs and dancers.” Perhaps legalizing campus carry would be a fitting tribute.
Who’s a good boy? . . . Duck dog learns patience is first rule of waterfowl hunting – “Lesson one for a duck dog is to become very good at what is 90 percent of duck and goose hunting; that is, sitting and waiting and being what we all want our dogs to be — a good companion. Whiskey came to us with plenty of desire to get birds, to go fetch stuff, and to get very — very — excited at the report of a shotgun. That natural desire to hunt and catch birds is ingrained, and his association of the sound of a gun with fun is set in stone.”
“Ruger is pleased to announce the new Ruger LCRx 5-round revolver in the hard-hitting .357 Magnum cartridge. This durable and reliable revolver is equipped with a 1.87″ barrel and features an exposed hammer that allows it to be fired in either double-action or single-action mode.”
Dead bills walking . . . Washington: House Committee to Hear Restrictive Anti-Gun Legislation Next Week – “This proposal has little to do with making children safer and everything to do with making it safer to be a criminal. HB 1122 would be virtually unenforceable and in addition to these concerns, there are also safety concerns to consider. The mandatory use of a locking device can greatly diminish reaction times under duress. Being forced to fumble with a lock and key in a self-defense situation could mean the difference between life and death.”
Standing by their man . . . Sheriffs, NRA threaten war with Dems who don’t back Sessions – “Both the NRA and the National Sheriffs’ Association told Secrets Wednesday that the vote for the Alabama senator will be used in their 2018 voter’s guide and will likely be a determining factor in whether they will support, or attack, those up for reelection in 2018.”
Keeping your head when all about you are losing theirs . . . Man ID’d after being fatally shot by CMPD officers during apparent road rage incident – “An undercover police vehicle was reportedly in traffic when a vehicle with two people inside side-swiped the vehicle and then refused to stop. The detective followed the driver, later identified as Diaz, and called in the incident to CMPD. ‘Then at some point the vehicle that was immediately in front of the undercover officer’s car stopped, driver got of out of vehicle, produced a handgun, and shots were fired from the undercover detective, unfortunately striking and killing the driver,’ Deputy Chief Jeff Estes said. Estes said the incident was an apparent case of road rage.”
Hope and change . . . OpenCarry.org Proposes 2-Pronged National Firearm Carry Enforcement Statute (NFCES) – “NFCES will deploy Congress’ Power to Enforce Civil Rights under Section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment to Enforce the Second Amendment’s Right to Openly ‘Possess and Carry Firearms in Case of Confrontation.’ NFCES shall Set Forth and Fund a Federal Concealed Handgun Carry Reciprocity Grant Program to provide an annual grant to all states, districts, and other federal possessions that accept all states’ concealed carry licenses just as the federal government has provided grants to states in exchange for state action enacting primary seat-belt enforcement laws.”
Liberty Doll on ‘assault rifles’: