We don’t know who manages the Oconee County Georgia Sheriff’s MyFace page, but if he/she ever wants to write for a gun blog, we know one that’d be happy to have him/her: “The Party City was not robbed. Nothing close to that happened. What happened was two idiots fought over pills in the parking lot of the Epps Bridge Center. One of them got hit in the head, and the other ran off with the pills. The loser of this tête-à-tête not only refused to cooperate, he left the scene prior to the investigator arriving. He even made some sort of comment about a hot dog being worth more than the deputy’s salary. Two guys fighting over pills in a parking lot is not a store getting robbed.
Now, here is something that the paper didn’t have: The party of the first part struck the party of the second part in the head with a pistol. He left the pistol behind. Pistols aren’t much use if the ammunition is loaded in the magazine backwards. That’s been turning shootings in pistol-whippings since 1892. No yet-to-be-made balloon animals were harmed in the writing of this post.”
Video: Shootout With Baton Rouge Gunman – “The investigation into what led Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City to kill three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers continued Tuesday as funeral arrangements were announced for two of the slain men. Also Tuesday, a newly seen video from the shootout, taken by a man who found himself trapped in his truck at a car wash, was posted online by ‘Inside Edition.'”
Raise your hand if you saw the venerable Browning Hi-Power leading GunBroker’s June sales race for semi-auto pistols. Check out the rest of the category winners here.
It’s come to this: Glenville Festival and Parade canceled over fears of gun violence – “The Glenville Festival and Parade planning committee and myself, for the first time in the seven years I have been Councilman, have doubts about our ability to prevent the violence from coming into the two events this year. I feel that the boldness and randomness of gun violence occurring weekly in Cleveland, including our area, creates too much uncertainty for the safety of citizens and for law enforcement officers and others working to protect us. I believe City Hall and other city leaders must do more to stop gun violence in our neighborhoods so that community events can occur without fear of participants becoming victims.”
Matt totally gets it:
Why It’s Consistent To Be Pro-Gun And Pro-Life – “Proponents of gun control legislation are often staunch supporters of the nebulous “right to choose” an abortion. Conversely, those who staunchly defend the right to keep and bear arms also frequently take the pro-life position. But to gun control proponents this is an untenable, even contradictory, position; ‘Guns kill people! They’re dangerous and deadly! Their only purpose is to kill! Yet you say you’re ‘pro-life’? You’re a hypocrite!’”
“And so I think a lot of people are not into shooting because of the noise of shooting. And suppressors help take that away. I California it’s not even an option.”
Police Provide Details of Shootout at El Centro – “Micah Xavier Johnson started his rampage by pulling his SUV onto Lamar Street. The street was empty, cleared out in anticipation of the police protest march that was just concluding downtown. He parked his vehicle sideways in the street, grill facing El Centro’s east entrance. There, El Centro College Police Chief Joseph Hannigan said Tuesday, he started a conversation with three Dallas police officers. ‘He got out and, we believe, engaged three Dallas police officers in a short conversation, then pulled his rifle and shot them,’ Hannifin said.” Where exactly was Johnson hiding the rifle when he was talking to the officers?