The Truth About Gun Violence in America

How many times have we heard it, “The NRA and Republicans are responsible for gun violence in America!!” Whoa, whoa, whoa – now just hold your horses there one minute, missy – since when does the NRA or the GOP advocate for gun violence? And excuse me but what about the cries to “stop politicizing” […]

Springfield Armory Daily Digest: The Trump Pro-Gun Coalition, the Singing Peshmerga, and Trading Guns for Bail

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.” […]

Bullet Points in Baltimore

Sometimes, my job is just too easy. I mean, when you get handed a story like this one, the bloody thing practically writes itself. I mean, you gotta love it when a Baltimore mayoral candidate in September’s primary comes up with a plan to combat gun violence by slapping a $1 tax per bullet on ammo […]

For want of a pin …

Here’s another story (via The Baltimore Sun) about a criminal going free on technicalities, and an unlucky citizen suffering as a result. “Michael R. Hunter Jr. pleaded guilty to having a .22-caliber revolver loaded with five bullets tucked in his waistband while walking along a city street on the evening of Oct. 25. Two Baltimore […]

Off-duty Officer Carjacked

I encountered this in the crime section of today’s Baltimore Sun: Off-duty D.C. police officer carjacked. “The 44-year-old officer told police he was driving home on Harford Road and East 25th Street at about 11:40 p.m. when a woman stepped in front of his car and a man armed with a handgun ordered him out […]

Baltimore Banks $1.1m for Gun Violence Reduction Initiative

Earmarks. You gotta love ’em. Well, the Baltimore police does, ’cause there’s $1.1 million headed their way as part of The Baltimore City Gun Violence Reduction Initiative. Which was an earmark on H.R. 2847, The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act. In case you’re wondering, “The Gun Violence Reduction Initiative aims to substantially reduce shootings […]