The Fatherland can sleep soundly tonight knowing this threat has been neutralized . . .
German police said on Wednesday they had seized about 100 Nazi-era rifles, over a dozen grenades and other munitions components from a German man who is suspected of violating gun laws by planning to clean the weapons and sell them.
The man, who comes from the eastern German town of Schkopau, is believed to have found the weapons – most of which were rusty and covered with dirt – using a metal detector, police in the state of Sachsen-Anhalt said in a statement.
He was released in consultation with local prosecutors, but faces potential charges of violating strict German laws on the possession of weapons. Officials had no immediate comment on when or whether he would be charged.
The Effingham brushfire seems to have caught on . . .
“We’re telling the state they cannot pass laws that impinge on our Second Amendment rights,” a Mercer County board member told Guns.com.
The “sanctuary” declarations are considered largely symbolic, but the idea is popular, especially among Illinoisans who live outside of the Chicago metropolitan area. By November, more than 25% of Chicago’s 102 counties will be “gun sanctuaries” and more are considering draft legislation.
Illinois has long been a flash point for gun rights. The iconic Heller Supreme Court decision originated with a Chicagoan who challenged the city’s position that gun ownership was not an individual right to be curtailed at will by local governments.
I am at a loss for words. Thank you to my supporters, friends & family. And I want to thank my dear Jordan, my rock & inspiration. We deserve better representation in DC, and I intend to show the good people of #GA06 what a tough, determined mother can do. On to November! pic.twitter.com/OqXCbw53cu
— Lucy McBath (@LucyWins2018) July 25, 2018
Lucy McBath, lost son to gun violence wins Democratic nomination in Georgia: ‘To not do anything is a tragedy’
Oh look, Michael Bloomberg and Everytown are trying to buy themselves a Congresswoman (with $1.2 million so far) . . .
A former flight attendant and spokesperson for Everytown for Gun Safety, McBath decided to run for Congress in March, after the shooting in Parkland, Florida. Over the course of her campaign, she received influential endorsements of several prominent Democrats, including Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.
On Tuesday, she beat fellow Democrat Kevin Abel by about 2,000 votes in a runoff election after no candidate hit the 50 percent mark in the Democratic primary race in May.
McBath will now face Republican Rep. Karen Handel in the general election.
The SMAW is one of several modern weapons light enough for one person to carry but powerful enough to blow up a tank.
Daniel and Chris say they felt like their brains had been rattled every time they fired the SMAW. And they fired it a lot.
“Chris and I were incredibly good shots,” Daniel says.
“We never missed,” Chris adds. “We were always selected by our sergeant and our leaders to do the firing because they wanted to see the explosion, you know, they wanted to see the target get hit.”
But as the two men fired the SMAW again and again, some of the thrill began to fade.
Every shot “felt like the world was caving in on you,” Chris says.
Some candidates give away rifles. Austin Petersen is giving away a Ghost Gunner 2. . .
“I think the new prize may trigger a few more liberals and mainstream media than it did last time,” Petersen said in a release.
The candidate was briefly banned from Facebook after advertising giveaways of AR-15 rifles earlier in his campaign, as the social media network prohibits the exchange of firearms or ammunition between individuals. Petersen, a longtime libertarian, is running as a Republican on a pro-gun platform.
The Ghost Gunner 2 and similar devices have been touted by gun supporters as a possible “end” to gun regulation. The giveaway comes days after the government reached a settlement with gun rights activists that will allow them to post and sell plans for 3D printed firearms online.
“This technology has the potential to send gun control into the ash heap of history,” Petersen said. “The government’s ability to control or ban guns will be obsolete.”
For a truly frightening experience, look at the Kavanaugh writings on gun control from his time on the DC Appeals court. He opposes all controls including assault weapons restrictions. This man SHOULD NOT BE CONFIRMED. Those who support him will have blood on their hands
— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) July 23, 2018