The Department of Public Safety at Ohio State University has acquired an MRAP. For free. An OSU rep told The Daily Caller that some potential foreseen uses include “officer rescue,” “hostage scenarios,” “bomb evaluation” and active killers loose on campus. They’re removing the top turret, if that makes you feel any better. . .
Much like the open carriers in Texas that were featured in this space yesterday, an Illinois man who was discovered carrying a gun at a golf tournament was issued a citation for obstruction of justice because the police aren’t in the habit of just throwing up their hands and saying, “I got nothin’.” You see, due to the recent legislative and judicial flux in Illinois gun laws, while prosecutors want to charge him with felony weapon violations for possession of the gat, apparently they can’t figure out if they still can. Meanwhile, the supporting information for the obstruction charge? “He made up one or more stories for the officers to attempt to justify why he was carrying a gun.” So the obstruction isn’t because he was carrying a gun, it’s because he wouldn’t tell the officers why. Because that’s their business. Makes sense to me.
Customs and Border Patrol is issuing an RFP (Request for Proposal) for delivery of four million rounds of 12 gauge slug ammunition per year for an indefinite delivery contract. Half of that is to be of the “reduced recoil” variety. This is just normal day-to-day business, but certainly someone can come up with something suitably conspiracy-minded if they put their minds to it. So come on, surprise me.
A short diatribe from a Florida open carry advocate about how our side snatched defeat from the jaws of victory with regard to the recent Starbucks decision, describing it as a “fairly big loss that is almost completely self inflicted.” I think the guy’s preaching the gospel. But as big as a loss as it may appear, for we people of the gun, it really doesn’t change business as usual because until they hang signs, status quo remains. As one comment over there said, “it didn’t look to me like a ‘No guns’ policy, it looked more like they are requesting people to ‘please quit setting up your soapbox in our lobby’ policy.” [h/t: Dan M.]
Dugan Ashley, the genius behind the Carnik Con YouTube channel, put together a response over at Funny or Die to Sarah Silverman’s “Black NRA” video. If you’re not familiar with Dugan or Carnik Con, I recommend you check out their channel. Unless you don’t like fun.
Urge California Governor Jerry Brown to VETO gun control bills here: https://www.firearmspolicy.org/the-issues/california/2013-2014/askbrown/