As if you needed another reason to vote for him… Donald Trump Jr’s gun rights coalition includes Olympian and beauty queen – “An Olympic gold medalist, an influential lobbyist and a former beauty queen convicted of illegally killing a bear have joined forces for Donald Trump, joining his son’s ‘coalition’ for gun rights and the second amendment.”
Gun and ammo sales up? WaPo says it’s no biggie… Yes, gun sales are up before Election Day. But they’ve been on a hot streak anyway – “Guns have been hot for some time now. Beginning in 2003, gun sales have gone up for 13 straight years, although the numbers rise and fall from month to month, according to the FBI data. Last year’s total of more than 23 million FBI firearms background checks was roughly double the number for 2007, and this year is on pace to blow that away.”
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Kurdish Women Battle IS With Songs — and Machine Guns – “‘We wanted to make them angry. To tell Daesh that we are not afraid,’ said Mani Nasrallahpour, 21, one of about 200 female peshmerga fighters who left behind their lives in Iran to take on the hard-line Sunni militants. A commander said Islamic State — known to its enemies by the Arabic acronym Daesh — deliberately targeted the female unit with 20 mortars when the singing began. Islamic State prohibits singing and music. It has also imposed tight restrictions on women and took hundreds of them as sex slaves since sweeping through northern Iraq in 2014 and declaring a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria.” You go, girls.
Trading guns for bail? One startup’s improbable plan for reducing violence – “The system is built on the premise that people who were arrested and cannot afford bail will trade in a gun to get out. ‘They will value their freedom over their guns,’ (Trevor) Brooks said. Along with getting guns off the street, Brooks believes that offenders are the right population to target to stop violence. Another stat: 55 percent of offenders have access to an illegal gun. ‘They are the guys that have the weapons,’ he said. ‘They are the guys that are going to commit the next armed robbery.’” What could possibly go wrong?
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