Why would ABC put scare quotes around “graduation”?
Amid a youth-driven gun control debate that has swarmed social media, a college senior in Tennessee is defending the provocative photo she posted of her packing a handgun with the caption, “I don’t take normal graduation photos …” …
Spencer’s tweet prompted positive and negative responses from pro-gun users, some of whom took issue with her “brandishing a firearm for a photo shoot or showing it off to try and look cool.”
The public response has surprised her, Spencer said. “I did think that it would get a little attention but not to this degree,” she said. “It was really, really surprising to see the amount of hate that I got.”
Franz Kafka, please call you office . . .
A man whose guns were seized when he was committed to a Mississippi mental hospital asked for his guns back nine months later, saying doctors had cleared him of any mental issues. So Pascagoula police, backed by a court order, handed over his AK-47 assault rifle and Glock pistol.
Now Steven Drew Montana is jailed without bond on federal charges of possessing weapons after being committed to a mental institution and is headed to trial in May.
Ex-doctor’s terrifying arsenal of weapons with ‘assassination list’ of people he blamed for losing hospital job
From the land formerly known as Great Britain . . .
Passing sentence, Lady Stacey said: “I entirely accept you have served the community in the past.“It is sad to see a man who has held the positions you have in this situation.”She added: “Nothing has been said that explains why you acquired a stock of weapons and ammunition.
What health insurance card is in your wallet? . . .
Kaiser Permanente announced Monday that it will begin studying gun violence — a long-ignored issue because of the political pressures surrounding firearms in this country — by investing $2 million in research that will involve doctors and other professionals across its hospitals and centers nationwide.
Officials at the giant health system said they hope the move will encourage other systems to wade into this field of research, which has had lack of funding and data in the more than two decades since the federal government virtually abandoned such studies.
“The problem now is we really don’t have evidence to know what’s effective and what works” to prevent gun-related injury, said David Grossman, a doctor and senior researcher who will help lead the new task force.
They say nothing good happens after midnight . . .
Floyd Mayweather’s bodyguard was reportedly shot outside of a Atlanta hotel Monday morning in what is believed to have been a targeted attack.
The man, who claimed to be the retired boxer’s bodyguard, was shot in the leg during the 3am attack outside the InterContinental hotel in Buckhead.
Three vehicles were returning from the hotel from a nearby nightclub when a vehicle pulled up beside them at the intersection of Peachtree Road and Highland Drive, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
That’s how they got to be older Texans . . .
…(A)round 80,000 Texans in their 60s, 70s and 80s picked up gun licenses or renewals last year, as did more than 150 people between 90 and 97.
“With all the turmoil in the world going on, I think people are more aware of the violence,” said Curtis Van Liew, an instructor and owner of EZ Concealed Handgun Licenses. “You can’t watch the news any given day without seeing more violence.
“The odds are that something is going to happen to them sooner or later.”
This comes 23 years since state lawmakers signed off on letting Texans carry handguns across the state.
Now, more than 1.2 million Texans have licenses to carry. That’s less than 5 percent of the state’s 28.3 million residents.
Hey, aren’t those considered weapons now in the UK?
The King Center gathering was the first large public demonstration for Lead to Life, a group launched by California-based activists Kyle Lemle, 28, and Brontë Velez, 24.
“It’s the ultimate transformational act, from something that takes life from the planet to something that gives life on the planet,” said Lemle. “We’re liberating the guns’ histories of violence and giving the metal a new purpose.”
The revolver King carried was meant for such a symbolic change. After walking past the crypt where her parents were laid to rest, she and the other family members came to an open area in which a furnace roared with bright orange fire. A man wearing fire-resistant coveralls and a welder’s mask approached King. She gave him the gun, which he affixed to a rod and placed in the heart of the flame.
Within moments, the weapon had melted away completely, disappearing into a ladle of molten iron. A team of metalworkers then poured the liquid metal into casts of a shovel handle and a peace sign.
An Indianapolis city councilor’s newly proposed ban on high-capacity magazines and the class of semi-automatic rifles commonly referred to as “assault rifles” would likely have little impact on gun crime in the city, according to an analysis of IMPD gun trace records conducted by RTV6.
Indianapolis City-County Councilor William D. Oliver (D) announced plans to introduce a special resolution this week that would urge state lawmakers to enact a ban on high-capacity magazines and assault rifles similar to the Federal Assault Weapons Ban that was in effect from 1994-2004.
Banning weapons is the most white privilege idea ever. Rich liberals scoffing at the idea that a person might need to defend their own life is a tower so ivory you can’t look at it in direct sunlight. It’s the personal safety equivalent of “just have the maid do it.”
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) April 9, 2018