Google Bans Gunbroker App, Dynamite Isn’t a Candle, and Dallas PD LEO Enters Wrong Apartment, Shoots Man: TTAG Daily Digest

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Google’s App Store Removes ‘Gunbroker’

Another one bites the dust . . .

Google informed on September 3 that its mobile app would be blocked from the app store Google Play.

Google explained the decision to block the app in an email obtained by Breitbart News.


Psychiatrists and Trainers Voiced Concerns Over Charged Officer Before Shooting

Continuing the tradition of ignoring the professionals until Bad Things happen…

Psychiatrists and training officers voiced concerns about a former Minneapolis police officer’s fitness for duty long before he fatally shot an Australian woman according to court documents. Former Officer Mohamed Noor is charged with third degree murder and second degree manslaughter in the July 2017 shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in an alley near her south Minneapolis home.

KARE reports that Hennepin County prosecutors filed documents revealing Noor was flagged by two psychiatrists during a pre-hiring evaluation in early 2015. They said he seemed unable to handle the stress of regular police work and exhibited an unwillingness to deal with people.


Woman Mistakes Dynamite for Candle During Power Outage

I have so many questions…

Authorities say a Connecticut woman mistook a stick of dynamite for a candle during a power outage and suffered severe hand injuries.

Assistant Bridgeport Fire Chief Michael Caldaroni says the woman was looking to light a candle in her home at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday after the power went out during a storm.

The dynamite went off in the woman’s hand.


(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Police Find No Motive – Yet – for Cincinnati Shooting

Sometimes people forget “Evil” is a real thing…

Police say they’re trying to learn why a gunman carrying a large amount of ammunition began shooting in a downtown Cincinnati high-rise building, killing three people and wounding two others before four officers all opened fire on him.

Police Chief Eliot Isaac says they will study footage from the officers’ body cameras and security from the 30-story building that headquarters Fifth Third Bancorp. Police say the suspect had never worked at Fifth Third and don’t have any information linking him to other businesses in the building.

courtesy University of Missouri

Judge Rules MU’s Gun Ban Doesn’t Violate State Law

Changing current laws is going to take serious persistence . . .

In a case involving a professor who wanted to carry a gun on MU’s campus, a Boone County Circuit Court judge ruled Wednesday that the campus ban on firearms doesn’t violate state statute.

The case dates back to 2015 when MU School of Law professor Royce Barondes sued the University of Missouri System over its policy prohibiting the concealed carry of firearms.

The state statute in question, 571.030, deals with the unlawful possession of weapons, according to previous Missourian reporting.

Botham Jean, the man whose apartment the LEO mistakenly entered.
courtesy Harding University

Dallas Officer Goes Home to Wrong Apartment, Kills Man Inside

Could you take more than two steps into someone else’s home or apartment and not realize you’re in the wrong place? . . .

An off-duty Dallas police officer shot and killed a man after walking into the wrong apartment in her building just south of Downtown Dallas.

It happened around 10 p.m. Thursday. The Dallas Police Department said the officer had just finished her shift and entered what she believed was her own apartment at the South Side Flats. The complex is near the department’s headquarters on Lamar Avenue.

Responding officers found 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean badly wounded.


The Bullet in My Arm

Where i’m from, we like guns. They are as much a part of our story as Jesus, “Roll Tide,” and monograms. Even if you’ve never shot one, you appreciate the romance.

That appreciation begins when you’re young. Here is what I remember: November air, stadium lights, cut grass. We cheerleaders would stay after school to practice our halftime routine. On Friday nights, we’d crowd in front of the small bathroom mirrors to touch up our makeup—glitter eyeshadow if it was a big game—and emerge in a fog of hair spray.

The cheerleaders who were most envied were the ones who had their alarm clock set for 4 a.m. the next day. It meant they had a boyfriend who was taking them hunting, and that meant things were getting serious. When you were 15 or 16 or 17 years old, all you wanted to get was serious.


  1. avatar Rick the Bear says:

    “… entered what she believed was her own apartment…”

    Same key? Door unlocked or open? WTF?

    I’ve gone to wrong doors before (hotel, dorm, etc.) and when the key doesn’t work, I figure that I’m at the wrong door. Duh.

    1. avatar FedUp says:

      Geez, something that lacking in detail would have been fitting for last night’s digest, but so much more is known now.

      She got home after a 12hr shift at work.
      She had the key in the door and was trying to gain entry.
      He heard her, and opened the door in his underwear.
      She shot him. He died. They don’t seem to be saying whether she shot him on sight or if anything transpired between him opening the door and her killing him.
      Investigation was kicked to the Rangers, and they were going to arrest her for manslaughter.

      1. avatar Chris Morton says:

        I’m sure the union will say he had it coming.

        1. avatar DrewN says:

          This kid was a literal choirboy,worked for PriceWaterhouse and his family has been in government in Lucia forever. She well and truly screwed the pooch here.

        2. They would probably say that even if she was caught on tape pledging allegiance to ISIS before sawing his head off with a rusty butter knife.

      2. avatar Alexander says:

        What is the permitted blood alcohol level for police officers on duty?

        1. avatar cgray says:

          “Qualified” infinity.

        2. avatar CZJay says:

          What about off duty?

        3. avatar Hannibal says:

          Usually within a margin of error of zero- so like .02

      3. avatar CZJay says:

        How is that manslaughter? She tried to make entry into his home, she drew a weapon on him when he was clearly unarmed, she shot him dead after she committed a crime herself. He was minding his business in his own home.

        What the hell is he supposed to do when a cop is trying to break-in and is now threatening to end his life for being in his own house? Does he jump out the window? Does he run to his gun and get in a firefight? There is an armed agent of the state in body armor coming after him for just existing in his own space.

        I wonder if he did what a lot of gun owners say to do…

        1. avatar anonymoose says:

          Just follow orders (and die like a bitch)?

          No bad things would ever happen if you just complied with the officer’s orders! :^)

        2. avatar Hannibal says:

          The question of 1st degree murder or manslaughter is entirely based on mens rea- the intention and state of mind of the accused. If they were to find that she shot this guy to steal something or that they had a disagreement prior, then yes, it’s premeditated murder. But if she’s an idiot, or drunk, or whatever, it does not meet the criteria and only an idiot prosecutor would endanger his case by trying to overshoot.

    2. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      That’s her story and she’s sticking to it.

    3. avatar California Richard says:

      Everybody commenting above seems to be assuming that SHE was a competent, well liked, average, above board cop…. She could just as easily be an other “Mohamed Noor” type of hire, that all the regular cops keep at arms length. Nobody likes a political hire, especially when they can’t do anything about it.

      1. avatar New Continental Army says:

        Yep. More democract/union political policies at work by forcing jobs to hire unqualified or even dangerous candidates as some twisted form of “social justice.” This crap effects both sectors of work, but public sector work is far more susceptible to it.

        1. avatar Chris Mallory says:

          Then you have the Republican/ Law and Order bootlickers who refuse to ever hold a government employee responsible for their crimes. “Muh make it home safe” “Muh just doing their jobs” “Muh follow orders and you won’t be hurt”

      2. avatar AK says:

        More like a hire because she was a woman and in the south at least they train female officers with a very light hand. I know because I worked with one that constantly said the “n”word and was overly aggressive for no reason but they never fired her.

  2. avatar Troubled Soul says:

    Off topic I know.
    If you are in WA this is where you need to be.

    SEP 13
    Organize to Defeat 1639 Presented by NRA ILA & Sporting Systems
    Public · Hosted by Sporting Systems

    Thursday, September 13 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

    Hilton Vancouver Washington
    301 W 6th St, Vancouver, Washington 98660

    I know there are several of us here that are in WA

    1. avatar rosignol says:

      Are there events up around King/Pierce/Snohomish counties? Vancouver is a 3-4 hour drive from where I am.

      1. avatar Troubled Soul says:

        Not that I know of now.
        I hope so.
        Check out Gun Right Coalition
        If I hear about them I will post them up as well as long as Dan doesn’t object

      2. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

        Come on! Thursday? Vancouver is about a 2 1/2 hour drive for me, and I work till 5.

        What’s wrong with weekends?

    2. avatar CarlosT says:

      I won’t be able to make that, since it’s a Thursday, in Vancouver, right during my work hours. Thanks for posting the info, though. If there are any central Puget Sound events, I would really like to know.

  3. avatar Ranger Rick says:

    The Dallas officer has a serious situation from a head up her *$$ moment.

  4. avatar Freeheel says:

    “Authorities say a Connecticut woman mistook a stick of dynamite for a candle during a power outage and suffered severe hand injuries.”

    Ummm….. not dynamite. Try fireworks. The whole ladyman authorities have no clue. Dynamite doesn’t look like what they saw in cartoons as a kid. I find it super hard to believe some one out a detonator with a couple of inches of canon fuse sticking out and then tossed it in with a bunch of candles. Not to mention that dynamite weeps nitroglycerin over time, usually after about a year of storage. So this “dynamite” sat unused and unknown for how long before she got into it? BS

    1. avatar ACP_armed says:

      Yeah, If you just lost your hand it ain’t dynamite and candles don’t use wicks that sparkle when you light them.

      1. avatar surlycmd says:

        Yeah, I know now. But my dumba$$ kid self didn’t know better.

    2. avatar surlycmd says:

      I think you are correct. I read else where it was a quarter stick of dynamite. We used to call it a M80. Something similar would be my guess. Left over from a previous resident if I recall correctly. Whoopsie!

      1. avatar ACP_armed says:

        “Contrary to urban legend, an M-80 that contains 3,000 mg of powder is not equivalent to a quarter-stick of dynamite. Dynamite generally contains a stable nitroglycerin based high explosive, whereas M-80s or any other kind of firecracker contains a low explosive powder, like flash powder or black powder.”

      2. avatar drunkEODguy says:

        nitrocellulose based powder vs. nitroglycerin based explosive makes a huge difference. Plus modern dynamite these days don’t use cannon fuse, but a time fuse attached to a blasting cap. And dynamite will begin to exude nitroglycerin which will crystalize unless it’s stored properly and literally rotated in its storage container regularly. I’m guessing this is just a press moment and it was actually a firecracker.

        1. avatar Matt(TX) says:

          PVC pipe bomb? Sorta looks like a candle.

        2. avatar LarryinTX says:

          Fact is, if she was holding just a blasting cap, without any dynamite attached, it would probably have killed her, would definitely have blown off her hand above the wrist. Fireworks, OK, that could be.

    3. avatar TheUnspoken says:

      “In other news, a pedestrian is in critical condition after being crushed by a falling piano at the corner of West and Main Street.”

      1. avatar Gralnok says:

        Witnesses described a large X having been drawn on the concrete…

    4. avatar Alexander says:

      Was the lady wearing a burka when she lit up that common household item?

    5. avatar Troubled Soul says:

      Blasting Cap, maybe?

    6. avatar Kendahl says:

      According to the story, she lost her fingers. If it really had been dynamite, she would no longer be here. If she had been in or near a building, there wouldn’t be much left of it, either.

  5. avatar Missouri_Mule says:

    Well that sucks!
    Once again our tax money is being used to deny us our Constitution rights. Concealed carry permittees are 6 times more law abiding than the police but are left defenseless at work. Never mind that campus carry has been just fine at 10 other states including the University of Texas where the campus police now say legally armed students make the campus SAFER.

  6. avatar Jim Bullock says:

    Well, it turns out that there’s other “app stores.” The job Google’s done with their app store quality control, there’s a built-in market for a better one. Now plus a market for the ones Google has booted. Non-political, transparent, accountable, responsible, they say. I hadn’t realized that Vizzini was running Google these days.

    1. avatar Sheep dog says:

      Screw Google they probably think gunbroker ships guns via mail to your home with no BG check; gotta perpetuate that lie about “gun show loop holes”.

      1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:


      2. avatar GunGal says:

        There was a News chick in my favorite FFL Shop.
        After they finished filming I approached her to set her straight on two things
        1) no such thing as Gun Show Loop, most seller’s at these shows are Gun Shops clearing out excess inventory that didn’t sell.
        2) Even “kitchen table” seller’s have to have FFL and have to do a NICs check
        Reporter chick asked if I would let them film me as part of their News at 10:00 pm report
        Told her “nope, rather not have my face on the News”
        I have only purchased a handgun from an individual. Late 1970’s Colt Detective 38 Special Revolver for $200.00 cash. Guy with a little dog who inherited it from an uncle. Was trying to sell at Gun Store I frequently pick up a GunBroker item I purchased. Owner was not interested but pointed me out as possible interested.
        Watched a lot of Crime TV programs with my Dad and recognized it as the backup revolver of the most popular shows.
        Rarely buy a handgun for the cool factor but couldn’t resist due to fond memories of my dad.

    2. avatar Ing says:

      Vezzini would be doing it better.

  7. avatar former water walker says:

    Seriously was on Gunbroker today. No problems(except normal glitches). No ap either. My memory is full with the BS bloatware preloaded on my $30 phone…damn I soooo don’t believe that copchick. Death penalty deserved. Neither do I buy that dumbazz gal who blew her hand up(don’t people at least have a flashlight on their phone?!?)

  8. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

    If you’ve got 20 minutes to kill and were wondering what to do with your 3 week vacation, all that spent brass you’ve got laying around and a shop full of machining tools, you might find this interesting.

    1. avatar former water walker says:

      What is this vacation you speak of?!?😄😎😢

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        AH! “What’s a weekend?”, right?

  9. avatar Ragnarredbeard says:

    Noor was a diversity hire from go. He should never have been hired after the shrinks saw him. But no, we have to have false diversity at the price of public safety.

    1. avatar anarchyst says:

      Noor will not spend a day in jail. You see, police have special “rules” that give them 72 hours in which to formulate their stories (lies and fabrications), police-friendly prosecutors and grand juries (guided by these same prosecutors). “I feahed fo ma life” is the most common excuse used to justify a murder by cop.
      All one has to do is look at the Las Vegas cop who shot a man who was crawling on his stomach for not putting his hands behind his back. How in hell does someone crawl while having his hands behind his back? To add insult to injury, the cop had the phrase “you’re f#cked:” on the dust cover of his weapon. The cop was absolved of all charges. If an ordinary citizen had that same inscription on his weapon, a prosecutor would have a field day with it. Conviction for intent would almost be assured.
      If, by chance the cop is convicted, he will spend his time in a “country club” prison under an assumed name.
      Special rules for our “enforcers” is the norm. Some people are more equal than others…

      1. avatar FedUp says:

        You forgot that he was begging for his life immediately before he was murdered.
        Not to mention, he was alleged to have been pointing a long gun off the balcony, and there was obviously not a long gun in his shorts when he moved his hand around a purse on the floor and Mitch You’re Fucked decided that constituted a furtive movement worthy of summary execution.

      2. avatar Hannibal says:

        “You see, police have special “rules” that give them 72 hours in which to formulate their stories (lies and fabrications)…”

        Someone who is on a pro-2nd Amendment site should learn a little about the rest of the Constitution. You, as a non-cop, have infinite hours to formulate your story. There is an absolute right not to incriminate one’s self. Cops, on the other hand, do have to testify if they want to keep their job. Which is perfectly reasonable, but don’t pretend like they have some magical ’72 hours’ that you don’t. You don’t have to talk at all.

  10. avatar Ralph says:

    “An off-duty Dallas police officer shot and killed a man after walking into the wrong apartment in her building”

    So, how drunk was she?

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      I have 2 bets; 1) totally shitfaced hammered, and 2) except nobody knows, because nobody checked.

    2. avatar Hannibal says:

      Assuredly the first question asked whenever one of these “tried to go in the wrong apartment” stories pops up.

  11. avatar Ansel Hazen says:

    We can have an impact on credit card companies that try to hold gun industry businesses hostage. Paying for your purchase in cash denies them their processing fees. Their lifeblood.

    Not sure how to impact Google directly and this is where the NRA could be a help but nowhere can I find direct contact information in order to start a dialogue.

  12. avatar jwm says:

    I drove the generic 90’s model, white, toyota camry for years. I was forever losing it amongst the hundreds of other, identical, cars in parking lots and on the street.

    Nobody ever got shot because of us befuddled camry owners trying to enter each others cars. It was kinda funny on a couple of occasions.

    And not that it means nothing, but I’ve never went to my front door in my underwear. Must be a generational thing.

    1. avatar frank speak says:

      can see this happening when people continue to live in “anthills”….

  13. avatar M1Lou says:

    Well, the good thing is Goolag can’t erase the Gunbroker app from your phone if you already have it, yet.

  14. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    “Google informed on September 3 that its mobile app would be blocked from the app store Google Play.”

    Leftist’s can’t ban guns so they are picking up their toys and going home,

  15. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    I normally just download a bookmark to a website I want to visit.
    That way, nobody controls what I can see.

  16. avatar Docduracoat says:

    Where is the conservative credit card, bank and web site?
    I am certain everyone here would immediately switch to a card that donated to youth target shooting clubs
    I know I would!

  17. avatar Joseph says:

    This businesses banning shit they don’t agree with politically is out of control. Got to be something done about it, but I don’t know what.

    1. avatar Bob999 says:

      Vote! And if so inclined, run for office. Once in office, work to declare these giant tech company as monopolies, which they are, and have them split apart like what they did with ATT and the Bells some years ago.

    2. avatar DaveL says:

      One thing that I think would make a difference is changing the way shareholder proxy voting works. You probably hold stock through a 401K, mutual funds, etc. You don’t get to vote those shares you own, the plan manager does, or appoints a proxy to do so, possibly a board member. The point is, a whole lot of corporate shares are being voted by a small clique on Wall Street, even though the money actually belongs to ordinary folks across America. If we could change that, it would change the face of corporate governance in a big way.

  18. avatar DaveDetroit says:

    Snowy day in Detroit I’m waiting for a friend’s wife to pick me up in a car I don’t know. We are on the phone as I guide her to my location- the snow covering car windows. Just as she says she’s pulling up I can make out a female driver on the phone wearing a hooded coat. Car stops, I hop in the passenger door, buckle up, turn to day “hello” and this strange women says “hi, who are you and why are you in my car?” 😂

    I apologized profusely and felt lucky that the driver wasn’t like this idiot (drunk?) cop. It’s a reminder that being in the wrong place isn’t a reason to shoot someone. Can’t help but wonder if she had a relationship with the guy or if her blood alcohol level was tested after the shooting.

  19. avatar Agreed says:

    A stick of dynamite? Been awhile since I did demo but if that was a real stick a mangled hand would be the least of your concerns.

  20. avatar ozzallos says:

    “The dynamite went off in the woman’s hand.”

    Is she okay?

  21. avatar sound awake says:

    hes not right about everything but hes right about this:

  22. avatar Gabe says:

    The Mpls. mayor at the time (Hodges) wanted to bring Somali cops into 5th precinct because of a growing Somali population in the area. Crime rates are up in the 5th and in the other Somali areas bringing in Somali cops has worked well. But there were none in the 5th so she pulled him through. It was purely political and everyone (officers) knew he was not fit to be a cop, but he was forced on them.

  23. avatar Ark says:

    Really interested in that Dallas officer’s tox screen and when, exactly, the blood draw was performed. She must have been drunk as a skunk to stumble into the “wrong apartment” and waste the occupant on sight.

    Either that, or she’s just a liar and she murdered the guy for a reason.

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