Be sure to thank an Indian tomorrow . . . The American Indian foundation of American gun culture
It is widely agreed that the United States has an exceptional gun culture. Although Great Britain is America’s “mother country,” the two nations have very different arms cultures. Why so? Historically, two reasons were especially important in the early colonial period:
1. The practical differences between conditions in America and in Great Britain.
2. The influence of American Indians.
What today is called “American gun culture” is founded on American Indian arms culture. The convergence of Europeans and American Indians produced a new, hybrid arms culture. Although that culture has changed over the centuries, we can still find in 21st century arms culture the influence of the Anglo-Indian convergence along the 17th century Atlantic seaboard.
Life in a state where you need permission to own firearms . . . SAFE Act: Deadline approaches to re-up pistol permits
Those with New York pistol permits dating back prior to 2013 will soon have re-certify or face having their license automatically revoked.
State Police on Monday warned pistol-permit holders of the quickly approaching Jan. 31 deadline to re-up their license with the state, which is required as part of the SAFE Act, the state’s 2013 gun-control measure.
State law requires permit holders outside Westchester, New York City and Long Island to file with the state every five years.
Those who were issued a pistol or revolver permit before Jan. 15, 2013 — the day the SAFE Act became law — will have to complete the recertification process by Jan. 31, 2018, according to state law.
He won’t drive for Uber any more, but at least he’s alive . . . Uber driver shoots customer in self-defense after attack: Sheriff
According to the incident report, (42-year-old Geoffrey) Ruscher got out of the car and walked away but came back making threats and walking towards the driver in an aggressive manner.
The victim pulled out a gun and tried to push Ruscher away several times, according to deputies. Ruscher punched the driver in the face and told him, “I will kill you.”
Deputies say the driver shot one round into Ruscher’s leg and immediately called 911.
Witnesses told deputies Ruscher was the aggressor, and detectives say the victim was in fear of his life.
In the UK? But that’s unpossible! . . . Two machine guns handed into police during amnesty
Two machine guns were along more 140 firearms handed in during an amnesty in London.
The second world war era guns were shown stood on a police station table after they were handed into officers.
Both weapons, which had been deactivated, were among five automatic guns handed in to the Metropolitan Police.
Officers were also given 31 shotguns, 11 pistols, 10 handguns, nine revolvers and six rifles.
Anyone seen a GLOCK 19 laying around an Arizona bathroom stall? . . . Prescott Valley offers $500 for help finding police chief’s missing gun
Prescott Valley is asking for the public’s help to find a missing handgun that belongs to the Chief of Police, and is now offering a reward for its safe return.
The Prescott Valley Police Department said on November 9, after attending a town council meeting, Chief of Police Bryan Jarrell entered the restroom at the Prescott Valley Library to change his clothes.
According to police, Jarrell accidentally left his gun in a restroom stall.
Same as it ever was . . . Gun control: The assault on Congress by the medical journals
In the wake of the heinous Las Vegas shooting, the medical politicians of the American Medical Association and the public health establishment — which is to the left side of politicson just about any topic even remotely related to medicine — have rallied to the cause of gun control political propaganda, rather than science. Toward the cause, they have resumed drumming up arguments that have been thoroughly refuted in the past. And this is true for the most prestigious medical journals, The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the British Lancet.
Incidentally, this repetition of hackneyed and refuted data, I suppose given the prestige of the journals, is not due to ignorant negligence but to deliberate academic hubris because they consider themselves above the academic standards they tout but do not practice, such as the importance of the exchange of ideas so essential to intellectual freedom. But in truth, there is no such academic freedom but a monolithic establishment, and articles that have had the temerity of describing the beneficial aspects of guns are not published; their authors marginalized, ostracized and censored.
OMG! Raffling off a rifle! A scary black one! OMG! . . . AR-15 raffled off by youth football league in North Carolina
A raffle to give away an AR-15 was streamed live on Facebook with the Optimist pee wee football team from Stanley, North Carolina.
The money was to help the team go on a trip and players were encouraged to thank those who bought a ticket to possibly win the AR-15.
“It just blew my mind, right,” a father, Brandon Jenkins, said.
Willard Whitted is a gun owner, but he said this was a bad idea.
“Thought it was terrible that they would even think of doing something like that,” Whitted said.
He said scores of people are killed when a gun of that type gets into the wrong hands.
YOU KNOW YOU’RE A GUN NUT WHEN . . .