A few too many: I Have a Few Words for Gun Fanatics Following the Dallas Mass Shooting – “As I sat back on Friday, watching the usual “blame game” go back and forth between the left and the right, I couldn’t help but notice something was missing — the usual pro-gun “macho” propaganda that often goes along with most of these mass shootings. Maybe I’m simply not remembering things correctly, but don’t gun fanatics typically claim that the reason why mass shootings (and even terrorist attacks) happen is because “gun free zones” prevent “good guys with guns” from being able to take out the “bad guys”? Yeah, I’m fairly certain that’s what they usually say.”
So this is why the game’s so popular: Brothers playing Pokémon Go find loaded gun – “The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said the two men found the gun in Hazel Dell. They did not pick it up but called 911. Deputies say the .32 Magnum appears to have been there for some time and had visible weathering and rust. But it appeared the gun could still be fired. Responding deputy Brian Wade said it’s fortunate that two responsible adults, not children, found the gun.”
Man falsely named suspect in Dallas attack questions Paul Ryan on gun control, PTSD – “’We have not reformed our mental health laws in a generation. And mental illness is what we have found in these mass shootings one of the sources of the problems,’ he said. When asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper about whether he would support any legislation that would keep firearms away from potentially dangerous individuals, Ryan said that bills such as one preventing those on the terrorist watchlist from buying guns would violate citizens’ due process rights.”
Democrats propose restrictions on kids’ access to guns – “Congressional Democrats introduced legislation Tuesday to crackdown on children’s access to “military-style weapons” in an effort to prevent accidental gun deaths. The proposal—from Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.)—would ban people younger than 16 from having or firing a machine gun or assault weapon.” Camel’s nose. Tent.
After Dallas, Black Gun Owners Take Stock – “When (Ken) Blanchard heard the news from Dallas, he says it catapulted him back to the racially-charged violence of 1968, when civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, and many black neighborhoods in cities across the country went up in flames. He says the anguish of this week felt similar. ‘I thought, wow. The only thing’s missing was the cities are not burning — but the internet was,’ Blanchard says.”
Another attack averted: 3 Arrested After Baton Rouge Gun Burglary Tied to Plot to Attack Police: Officials – “Six of the firearms, which were all handguns, have been recovered. A BB gun was also stolen from the store. One of the suspects was apprehended while fleeing on foot. A 17-year-old was apprehended on the scene in possession of one handgun and one airsoft BB gun. During questioning, he informed police that he and the three other suspects stole the firearms and were going to get bullets to shoot police.”