SciFi author Larry Correia has some advice for left-leaning newfound admirers of Second Amendment rights . . . A Handy Guide For Liberals Who Are Suddenly Interested In Gun Ownership – “That title isn’t joking. This post is aimed at my liberal readers. I’m a libertarian leaning Republican and gun expert, who thinks you are wrong about a lot of stuff, but I’m not writing this to gloat about your loss. For the record, I disliked all the presidential candidates. Judging by your social media over the last few days many liberals have been utterly terrified that your government might turn tyrannical or that evil people will now be emboldened to hurt you. I’m going to let you in on a little thing the other half of the country is familiar with to keep those unlikely, yet catastrophic, events from happening.”
Gun control advocates target Del Mar gun show, wants fairgrounds to cancel it – “(A) group of gun control advocates lobbied the Del Mar Fairgrounds board to end the shows. They say the venue is inappropriate for a gun show. ‘They glamorize the gun culture and help put more guns and more ammunition into the society. We don’t believe the public facilities of the fairgrounds should be used for a purpose that is harmful to the public health and welfare,’ said Wayne Dernetz, of a group called Advocates for Gun Safety.” The long march through California continues.
‘Lie And Try’ To Buy A Gun In Washington? Little Risk Of Arrest, Prosecution – “What happens when someone who’s not supposed to have a gun lies about their background and tries to buy one? In Washington state, the answer is not much. FBI records show that between January and August of this year, 3,259 would-be gun buyers in Washington failed a federal background check. But police and prosecutors rarely, if ever, pursue these people. Denials happen about 90,000 times a year nationally. Lying on the federal background check form is a felony. But a recent Inspector General report found that in 2014, federal prosecutors pursued fewer than 50 of these cases — a 10-year low.”
Newtown families seek to reinstate lawsuit against gun maker – “The families of some of the victims killed in the 2012 Newtown school shooting have asked a court to reinstate their wrongful-death lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the massacre. Lawyers for a survivor and relatives of nine killed in the shooting filed the appeal Tuesday, asking the Connecticut Supreme Court to immediately take the case from a lower appellate court. In October, a Superior Court judge dismissed the lawsuit against Remington Arms, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products.” This is only likely to result in these families being saddled with Remington’s legal fees.
Good move . . . Man who shot deputy’s assailant gets a replacement gun – “Shoot Straight, a Fort Myers gun dealer and firing range, gave the unidentified bystander who shot and killed a man assaulting a deputy on I-75 Monday a replacement handgun Tuesday. ‘We reached out to the Lee County Sheriff,’ said Mark Williams, who has managed the Fort Myers Shoot Straight location since it opened in 2010 off Colonial Boulevard. ‘He had to impound the gun for evidence. We wanted to donate a gun so this man’s not unarmed.’”
Today’s Chicagoland murder excepted, drive by shootings aren’t the most effective way to perforate a given gang banger. Considering the lack of muzzle rise of the machine pistol in the video above, that could change . . . ATF documents from Fresno raid: How a toy became a machine pistol – “The ATF document alleges that Velazquez negotiated the sale to Latimore of a fully automatic handgun that originated in Turkey as a toy that fires blank ammunition . . . According to the document, the weapon was a Zoraki 925 9 mm. The document states that the gun had been modified and would fire live ammunition. Additionally, as manufactured and advertised, the Zoraki 925 pistol functions as a machine gun.”
Speaking of drive-bys . . . Suspended UMd. Players Accused of Firing Airsoft BB Guns at Students – “Two University of Maryland football players who were suspended from the team earlier this month have been charged with shooting three students with airsoft BB guns on campus. Standout running back Lorenzo Harrison and receiver DJ Turner have been charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and threatening bodily harm. According to charging documents, two airsoft BB guns that look like AK-47s were found in Harrison’s backpack, along with six containers of BB pellets.” No pizza for you!