Doctors and gun clubs to report potential killers to the police under proposed firearms laws following the slaying of two teens by their father
And who will decide who the “potential killers” are? . . .
Doctors and gun clubs could soon be asked to report potential killers to stop a repeat of the brutal slaying of two teenagers carried out by their father.
John Edwards, 67, gunned down Jennifer, 13, and Jack, 15, at their West Pennant Hills home in Sydney’s north-west on Thursday.
Edwards had been turned away from three gun clubs just months before brutally shooting his children.
Despite those rejections, he was able to join St Mary’s Indoor Shooting Centre, where he kept two handguns before the murders.
The “good guy with a gun” narrative is a myth meant to scare people into buying guns for self-defense.
The truth? People rarely use guns for self-defense. Read more: https://t.co/JiRK3zkvkl
— Giffords (@GiffordsCourage) July 6, 2018
Shhh…don’t tell Gabby Giffords . . .
There is no denying that lawful gun owners use their firearms in self-defense far more often than those decrying the “myth” of a good guy with a gun would care to admit. Firearms are, in fact, used for self-defense often and effectively.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, notorious for its anti-gun bias, acknowledges as much in its 2013 report on gun violence research.
There, in conjunction with the National Research Council, the CDC concludedthat almost all national, comprehensive studies on the subject find that firearms are used for lawful defensive purposes between 500,000 and 3.5 million times every year in the United States.
Even assuming that the actual number of defensive uses is on the low end of that range (and there’s good reason to believe that, in fact, it falls at the higher end), firearms are used to protect life and property more often than they are used to commit crimes, according to the CDC.
Gunman blasts car driven by woman, 51, three times as she sits stuck in morning rush hour traffic but amazingly she was not injured
Fortunately this kind of thing can’t happen in the UK . . .
Shocking footage shows a gunman running up to a car in a rush hour traffic jam in London and repeatedly shooting at a 51-year-old woman at the wheel.
In a clip which looks more like something from an American gangster film, the BMW is seen waiting in traffic at 8.40am before a man in a balaclava runs up to it from the pavement.
The dirver’s side window shatters at the first bullet strikes the car. The gunman then fires twice again into the car before fleeing the scene in Kingsbury, near Edgware, north London.
This is why so many churches allow and even encourage concealed carry . . .
A group of quick-thinking churchgoers tackled an Alabama man to the ground after he tried to pull a handgun in the building, police said, according to the Decatur Daily.
The man, 34-year-old Thomas Zebulun Lewter, had reportedly gone up to the pulpit of the O’Neal Church of Christ in Athens, Ala., and had begun speaking about his pending divorce when people became uncomfortable, AL.com reported.
A spokesperson for the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office told WHNT Lewter “called out” his wife and father-in-law, who were at the service.
“His actions made congregants uneasy, and many of them left the sanctuary while he was speaking,” the spokesperson told The News Courier. “Other congregants approached the pulpit and tried to convince Lewter to stop talking and sit down, but he refused and attempted to grab a handgun he had on his person.”
The entire state is a pretty good reminder . . .
The California Supreme Court just gave people who believe in self-defense a timely reminder of the importance of who replaces Justice Anthony Kennedy. At the end of June, the California court banned the sale of any semi-automatic handgun models made since May 2013. Since 2013, there are 50 percent fewer handgun models available for sale in California. It is just a matter of time until no more new semi-automatic handguns can be legally sold.
The California court decided that even if a gun control law is “impossible” to obey, that doesn’t invalidate it. It ignored the state’s Civil Code that declared, “[t]he law never requires impossibilities.” The court raised no concerns about its decision eventually leading to gun bans.
In a closely related case in federal court California argued that “safety” regulations could ban all guns but one handgun and it would still be Constitutional.
Southwest Florida gun owners’ opinions on gun control ran the gamut:
Restrict handguns, AR-15s
“Handguns should not be carried by civilians. They are not a legitimate means of self-defense, which would require years of training to be effective,” wrote Estero resident Bruce Castka, 71. He spent 30 years in the U.S. Army reserves. “It is an embarrassment to me that most of the civilized world has reasonable gun control laws but we must remain a nation of cowboys governed by the tyranny of the NRA.”
No new laws needed
“This country has thousands of gun laws on the books that would, if enforced, reduce somewhat the access to firearms by dangerous or bad people,” wrote David Southall, 73, a retired museum educator of Bonita Springs. “Why not enforce the existing rules fairly and strictly?”