Man steals NYPD officer’s gun, fatally shoots Bronx deli clerk as second cop’s return fire fells attacker — all over $2 – “A crazed Bronx panhandler yanked a cop’s gun from its holster and opened fire Tuesday, killing a bodega worker in a 15-shot fusillade shortly after the victim refused to give him $2. Oft-arrested Efrain Guzman, who swiped the officer’s service weapon, was shot and wounded by the unarmed cop’s partner after gunning down Wali Camara, sources said. Camara — an immigrant who supported his mother in Mali with his salary — was shot to death mere minutes after chasing the killer out of N&A Food, police said.” Really? No retention holsters for New York’s finest? Apparently even scumbags like Guzman can negotiate those 12-pound triggers. Meanwhile, elsewhere in Gotham . . .
Cosplayer Arrested For Bringing Fake Gun On Train – “Cosplayer William “Billy” Morris was on his way to a movie premiere in NYC on Saturday when, planning to cosplay at the event, he hopped onto a train. He probably shouldn’t have taken his fake rifle with him. Dressed as Suicide Squad’s Col. Rick Flag, Morris had the very real-looking modified air rifle (pictured above) out and in the open when he got on the train, a move he immediately regretted.” Next time, may we suggest a Wonder Woman get-up? Magic bracelets and a lasso of truth should be much less alarming to the other subway riders.
Tune in to the Outdoor Channel Wednesday, August 10 to watch the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit in action at the SASP Nationals 2016 covered by ShootingUSA. Teams from all over the Nation will be competing for the number one spot. Follow them on Facebook here.
Facebook Shuts Down Law Enforcement/Veteran-Based ‘Tactical Sh*t’ – “On August 7, Facebook shut down ‘Tactical Sh*t’–an online community for military, veterans, law enforcement, and supporters of the Second Amendment. Tactical Sh*t took years to build and had recently reached the point of attracting approximately 59 million viewers a month.” We’re going to have to start a new feature…Facebook Gun Page Ban of the Day.
“I wouldn’t say I’m a gun enthusiast. Operated correctly by, you know, sane people, they’re fine. But to be able to, in the state of Washington, go into the gun store, hand over my license and fifteen minutes later walk out with this, it’s not, you know, exactly the best system to allow people to purchase these willy-nilly. That’s why I think the smart gun concept is important.” OK then. Please explain how a smart gun…no matter how it’s actuated…would change that at all?
Man charged with breaking into ex-girlfriend’s home using sledgehammer – “A man ordered to stay away from his ex-girlfriend after being convicted of assaulting her twice is now charged with trying to break down her door with a sledgehammer. Justin Douglas Sipe, 30, appeared Monday in Yellowstone County Justice Court and was charged with burglary for attempting to break into his ex-girlfriend’s house while she was sleeping.” Yeah, that order should do the trick. Time for the ex to buy herself an 870.