This is how well California’s vaunted system of strict gun control is working . . .
Fernandez, 60, was arrested after the raid, during which investigators found 432 guns. A search the next day uncovered 91 firearms concealed in the house. Investigators also seized electronics used to purchase the weapons.
The investigation led detectives to a woman linked to the firearms purchases. While she was not home, detectives recovered 30 guns from her home, officials said.
“The case is a testament to the community’s involvement in reducing crime and taking guns out of the hands of criminals,” Sheriff Jim McDonnell said, citing it as a positive example of the department’s “see something, say something” campaign.
The EPA would have shut this range down a long time ago if it weren’t owned by the county . . .
The backstop berm – the raised strip of land behind the targets that catches all the bullets fired – is packed with lead. The department has been asking Williamson County Commission for the funding needed to remove the lead since 2015. The funding has never been approved.
With the funding the department has received, it has gone to pay for new positions and equipment to keep deputies safe – both of which have been a higher priority than addressing the lead.
“You’re only given so much money, and that might not fit into the amount you’re given by the commission,” Sheriff Jeff Long said.
Neither Long nor Elliott are aware of any previous professional lead removal from the gun range.
It’s made of Humanium which is right next to Unobtanium on the periodic table . . .
The metal case on a new watch might have once been part of an AK-47 owned by a gang member in El Salvador. The watch, made by the Swedish brand Triwa, is the first product to use a new material branded as Humanium–a metal made by melting down guns that have been confiscated by police.
“The watch industry is very focused on precious metals and status, and we saw with this metal we could use the symbolic value of a watch for something bigger,” says Ludvig Scheja, cofounder and creative director of Triwa.
Any “solutions” for the 200,000+ people who die from medical mistakes and malpractice every year? Hmm . . .
Inexplicably missing from (AMA’s former president, David O. ) Barbe’s comments was any mention of victims of car crashes being treated in emergency rooms (more than 37,000 die every year as a result of them in the United States), poisoning (more than 47,000 a year die from overdoses), or unintentional falls (more than 33,000 deaths). Perhaps it’s because automobiles are already registered, bottles of rat poison are commonly available at Amazon and recipes for making it are available on the Internet, and ladders aren’t considered “assault weapons.”
But the AMA persists in offering its anti-gun “solutions” anyway, including 1) expanding ERPOs (extreme risk protection orders) and GVROs (gun violence restraining orders) to include not only family members but household visitors and dating partners; 2) prohibiting anyone under a domestic violence restraining order, convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence crime or stalking from possessing a firearm; 3) those under such orders have their data entered into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System; and 4) demanding that every school in the country be a “gun free zone” while opposing any school board’s requirements or incentives offered to teachers to carry weapons on campus.
That would be a nice gesture if anyone thought an MTV award was still worth anything . . .
“Receiving an award for playing a superhero is amazing, but it’s even greater to acknowledge the heroes that we have in real life,” Boseman said. “So I just want to acknowledge somebody that’s here today. James Shaw Jr. Where are you? Stand. If you don’t know James Shaw Jr., he fought off a gunman in Antioch, Tennessee at a Waffle House. He saved lives. Come on up here.”Shaw then took the stage and Boseman handed him the golden popcorn award, “This is gonna live at your house.”
Shaw was grazed by a bullet while grappling with the gunman and burned his right hand grabbing the barrel of the weapon.Shaw also created a GoFundMe page to assist the victims of the shooting.
Is Patinkin’s book on your summer reading list? . . .
However, political inertia is not the only obstacle to success; the gun regulations that can be advanced by the Congress may not be effective. There is debate over whether the Federal Assault Weapons Ban had an appreciable impact on gun violence in America. Further, leading researchers question whether existing federal background check laws save lives. Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center on Gun Policy, points out that “the federal Brady Law, which mandates background checks for firearm sales but exempts sales by private parties, has not been strong enough to reduce homicide rates.” So it appears that the best Congress can do may not be good enough.
These failures and shortcomings do not preclude efforts to address gun violence at the highest levels. However, they do emphasize the importance of considering other ways to move forward. If we want to devise and implement effective strategies, we must keep our eye on critical underlying factors. Although I would not describe myself as an expert on gun violence, I spent 18 months recruiting and interviewing individuals who have shot someone for my upcoming book, “The Trigger: Narratives of the American Shooter.” (Read an excerpt here on Salon.) This experience has afforded me a somewhat unique perspective on various factors that contribute to the problem.