What would we do without The Trace to explain oddities like open carry for us? The Rise of Open Carry Explained – “Open carry is part of a broader effort to normalize the presence of firearms in every corner of American life. Last July, there was even an open carry demonstration at a zoo in St. Louis, which did not permit the practice. The demonstration was led by Jeffry Smith, a middle-aged man from Ohio. He told The Trace, “I carry as an ambassador for gun owners and gun rights. It’s a form of outreach.” The same year, after a man carried out a series of shootings at military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, open carriers fanned out around the country to defend recruiting stations, where guns are not permitted.”
Kansas City Police Officer Killed After Drive-By Shooting, Suspects on the Run – “A police officer in Kansas City, Kansas, was killed Tuesday afternoon after pursuing suspects wanted in a drive-by shooting, authorities said. A manhunt continued for the shooters hours after gunning down Capt. Robert Melton, who was pronounced dead at the hospital.”
A little sanity in the UK: No ban on lead ammunition – “Risks are there to be managed and it is quite clear from current evidence that by following FSA advice and trimming meat of shot-affected areas, the risk can be eliminated. Unfortunately, the lead ammunition debate has been hijacked by campaigners who are looking to damage shooting as a whole. This puts them back in their box.”
The scandal in Washington no one is talking about – “The deadly-but-forgotten government gun-running scandal known as “Fast and Furious” has lain dormant for years, thanks to White House stonewalling and media compliance. But newly uncovered emails have reopened the case, exposing the anatomy of a coverup by an administration that promised to be the most transparent in history. A federal judge has forced the release of more than 20,000 pages of emails and memos previously locked up under President Obama’s phony executive-privilege claim. A preliminary review shows top Obama officials deliberately obstructing congressional probes into the border gun-running operation.” The most transparent administration in history.
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LaMear calls for action on guns – “’It doesn’t matter if you’re for gun rights or for stricter gun controls,’ LaMear said at Monday’s night’s City Council meeting. ‘As human beings, we share these feelings of horror, sadness, fear and helplessness. Would a gun resolution make any difference? Do letters to the editor and posts on social media help address the problem? I don’t know. But I do know that I must do something,’ she said, her voice breaking. ‘We must do something to put a stop to this madness.’” Oregon has a preemption law, so LaMear can’t get anything done in Astoria on her own.
Government compliance with its own laws in one photo: Andreatta: Dinolfo shelved gun opt-out forms – “Law-abiding gun owners have always had a healthy mistrust of the government’s ability to protect their rights. What’s in Room 101H of the Monroe County Clerk’s Office should give them — and everyone else — even more pause. There, stuffed in seven drawers of a black metal filing cabinet, are the unprocessed “opt-out forms” of some 20,000 pistol permit holders who sought to shield their names and addresses from public disclosure under the state’s SAFE Act.” Not that anyone will ever be held accountable for this.