Gun-toting Democrats bristle at firearms limits in California – “Between eight and 11 million Californians are gunowners, according to estimates, about a quarter of the population — the second-highest number after Texas. A Pew Research study found that 40 percent of gun owners across the United States are Republican, twice the number of Democrats. But in California, the share of gun-toting Democrats is larger. “We believe there’s an immense number of Democrats among California gun owners,” said Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California, noting there were no official statistics on that.” Here’s an idea…maybe they should stop voting Democrat.
Chris Brown: Sayonara, Japan! Gun Case Holds Up Tour – “Chris Brown fans in Japan are getting screwed by LAPD’s investigation into his gun case … which is preventing the singer from boarding a jet plane to perform there. CB has shows scheduled in Tokyo next week and sources close to Chris tell us he applied for permission to enter the country on a working visa. However, we’re told Japanese officials flagged Chris and denied him entry due to the investigation into claims he pulled a gun on a woman. A Japanese consulate official tells TMZ the country has a very low tolerance for admitting visitors with criminal backgrounds and open cases. Brown faced this same kind of scrutiny in Australia over his probation due to the Rihanna case.” Maybe the answer is to avoid pulling guns on other people unless you’re, you know, defending your life.
OMG! A gun store! Near a school! OMG! New gun store near school drawing attention – “’I’m a little upset that whoever backed up the owner would think it was cute to put a gun store across from a middle school,’ said Treasure Neal, who has a sister who goes to Manor Middle School. ‘Do these people want us to kill each other? With all the gun killings going on, why would you even bring another gun store into Killeen? I guess its because of the money. Seems like those who support this store don’t care about the lives being lost.’”
Constitution Check: Might the Supreme Court overrule its own gun rights ruling? – “The Supreme Court has told the nation that it does not lightly overrule one of its decisions. In 1992, when it declined to overrule its abortion rights ruling (the 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade), the court said that it was not enough that the members of a current court believed that a prior ruling was wrong. The decision to overrule, it said, should be guided by prudence and pragmatism. It gave several examples of the influencing factors: whether the prior decision had become unworkable as a legal precedent; whether and how much the public has generally come to rely on the precedent; whether changes in legal principles have undermined the prior ruling; and whether there has been a change in the facts that bear on the constitutional question.” Most gun owners have no faith that the Supremes wouldn’t reverse themselves given a re-aligned ideological post-election composition.
The Five Best Guns To Buy In Destiny: Rise of Iron – “Whenever Destiny gets an expansion, the vendors in the tower finally get new weapons in stock. Those of us who obsess over perks and rolls and stats promptly have an anxiety attack deciding which one to buy first. If there’s one thing I’ve learned after two years of Destiny, it’s that I’ll be able to buy everything I want in due time. We’re still in the early days of Rise of Iron,however, so it pays to be choosy. (As a side note, if you’re looking to level up as fast as possible, it’s probably smarter to spend your marks on 350-light armor and a 350 ghost shell before you buy any weapons.)”
Troopers allegedly sold several hundred State Police guns – “An investigation that led to the recent suspension of three state troopers involves allegations that they sold several hundred used State Police guns to a Greenfield firearms dealer on behalf of the department, then received more than a dozen of those weapons, free of charge, for their personal use, according to two people familiar with the probe. The attorney general’s office is focusing on how the guns — an assortment of pistols, rifles, and other firearms — were tagged as surplus and traded to Jurek Brothers during the summer of 2015, according to several people with knowledge of the case.” This happens regularly in lots of other jurisdictions.
Smith & Wesson has announced a recall on virtually Thompson/Center Compass rifles:
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., September 21, 2016 — Thompson/Center Arms has identified a condition that may exist in Compass rifles. We have determined that there may be some instances, depending on the height and position of the rifle and other factors, where a chambered round may fire if the firearm is dropped with the safety in the fire position. Safety is paramount to us, so we are taking this measure to further enhance performance and to meet our customer expectations, with the goal of reducing the chance of an accidental discharge should the rifle be dropped.
Not that he’d ever make that connection: Watch The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah Accidentally Destroy The Case For Gun Control – “Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, accidentally destroyed the case for gun control during his show on Wednesday night. Noah’s accidental broadside against gun-free zones came during a portion of his opening monologue in which he made fun of a Minnesota man fed up with Islamic terrorism. The target of Noah’s ire was an ice cream shop owner in a small town southeast of St. Cloud, Minnesota — the site of a mass stabbing at a mall last weekend — who put up a sign outside of his restaurant that read, ‘Muslims Get Out.’”
As always, the NRA is to ultimately at fault: The Problem With Leaving a Gun in Your Car – “Cars are a bad place to keep valuables—especially if those valuables are weapons. But every day, U.S. gun owners store their Glocks, their Smith & Wesson 9mm pistols, their .22 rifles, and plenty more firearms in their cars as they go to work or the grocery store. A jimmied door, a broken window, and someone can steal a gun that can later be used to commit more crimes.” Or maybe the problem is too many businesses that ban lawful concealed carry, forcing law-abiding gun owners to leave their firearms in their cars.