A professor at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey was suspended after some idiots in the college administration wildly misinterpreted a photo on Google+ of the professor’s 7-year-old daughter. [People use Google+ ?] The girl [not shown] was wearing a tshirt that said “I will take what is mine with fire and blood,” and some idiot saw it as a possible threat against a dean at the school. That slogan, for those unaware, is a quote from Daenerys Targaryen in season 2 of Game of Thrones on HBO. This is just the latest step in a convoluted situation involving contract disputes and allegations of retaliation, and the professor was reinstated with back pay, but you’re reading about it here because in the mind of at least one school official . . .
the word “fire” in the quote above equals guns. The response that nincompoop gave when asked why the slogan was threatening was “when you see the word fire, then someone shows up with an AK-47 here shooting everybody.” And this person is presumably educating others. Also worth noting is the college spokesman saying that since January 1, 2014, there have been “34 incidents of school shootings.” I’d sure like to see that list.
A sheriff’s deputy in Riverside California shot himself in the leg on Wednesday after a “large dog” approached him “aggressively” while he was attempting to serve an eviction notice. The dog was not hit, and no action will be taken against the dog or its owner, who was not the person being served with the eviction notice. The best part of the story is if you go to NBC-LA’s video page, you can see footage of the dog, who is medium-sized by any reasonable definition, playing with three little girls without a care in the world. Notice he’s not even barking at the cameraman who’s filming him from only a half-dozen or so feet away.
A student at Lewiston High School in Lewiston, Maine was suspended this week for bringing a bright yellow squirt gun to school. The toy was discovered after it fell out of his backpack, and he was suspended for 10 days in accordance with the school policy on firearms, whether they be real or replica or toys. However, the Superintendent says this is not just another case of stupid zero tolerance policies. After declining to comment on this specific case, he absolutely commented on this specific case by saying that after a student is informed of the 10 day suspension, they would “then work to get more facts and complete a review that often results in a reduction of the suspension period. Also, it is not uncommon for other factors to enter into the suspension decision, including the level of student cooperation.” Reading between the lines, the suspension may in this case be due in equal parts to the “gun” and to the attitude. Do with that what you will.
SIG Sauer is getting into the ammunition racket with the release of a new line of personal defense ammo called SIG Elite Performance. Initially available in five calibers from .380 to .45, they intend to add more bullet weights, calibers, and even rifle ammo as time goes on. Their intro video is below (with some good high-speed video).
In watching and reading about the ammo above, I was looking forward to seeing the ammo tested by reviewers I trust, like ShootingTheBull410 (whose tests are regularly posted on TTAG) or tnoutdoors9 (who is my go-to). I realized I hadn’t seen much from tnoutdoors9 in a while, and I assumed it was due to the winter weather, but I went to his channel to find out, and found the video below. It’s about 6 weeks old now, but it’s still very relevant. Watch your health, folks. You only get one trip (at least in this consciousness).
And finally, this, because explosions:
I know it’s repetitive, but stay to the end for the good slow-mo.