Hunting in Pink: New York Adds Another Color for Safety (and to Attract More Women) – “The law previously required junior hunters — 14- or 15-year-olds — and their adult mentors to wear a shirt, jacket or cap with at least 250 square inches of solid or patterned fluorescent orange visible in all directions. The change allows them to wear solid or patterned fluorescent pink instead of the traditional blaze orange. The new law, which went into effect on July 21, was part of a broader movement to get women involved in hunting, said Bill Gibson, legislative vice president for the New York State Council.” The New York Assembly is always on the ball. This should bring out the Empire State women in droves.
Apple’s Emoji Gun Control – “Apple, Microsoft, Google and other ‘big tech’ companies should not be placed in a position, which they themselves do not want, of having to decide which words or emojis do and don’t represent their brand. Apple should be no more responsible if someone uses a gun image in the abstract than if someone happens to type the word ‘gun.’” Even
The New York Times a stopped clock is right twice a day.
Father ‘utterly terrified’ after trooper points gun at his 7-year-old during traffic stop – “In his Facebook post, Walton said he believed the traffic stop might have ended differently had he not been a ‘scrawny, 48-year-old white guy’ wearing a Mickey Mouse T-shirt, cargo shorts and hiking boots, as he was at the time.”
Is Newsweek having a libertarian moment? Want to Reduce Gun Violence? Halt the War on Drugs – “If concerned citizens want to get serious about reducing gun violence, they should be encouraged to focus less on policies that are ineffective—’assault weapons’ bans, gun buyback programs and outright confiscation—and focus more on ending our failed, four-decade-long, overly militarized, trillion-dollar battle against narcotics.”
More rifles for police? Boston can learn from New York – “As unions representing Boston police push for more protective gear and powerful weapons, New York offers an interesting case study. Like his counterparts in Boston, (Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association president Patrick) Lynch has been calling for more rifles and ballistic helmets and vests that can stop a rifle round. The New York union has been demanding better gear since the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008.” Can you blame them?
Law prof: Investigate NRA for ‘profiting from dead children,’ not PP – “’In recent years, the Constitution has become an article of faith in the worst possible sense,’ Franks told the university. ‘It is increasingly invoked to justify irrational and destructive agendas in a way that strongly resembles the way religious extremists use the Bible to advance fundamentalist views.’ However, she blames both political wings for the “oversimplified interpretation” of the Constitution, claiming that conservatives are obsessed with the Second Amendment, while liberals are obsessed with the First Amendment.” Yes, taking the Constitution at face value is terribly dangerous. Better to let it mean whatever anyone in power at the moment would like it to mean.