Some Thanksgiving dinners turn out worse than others . . . Virginia youth pastor guns down family in Thanksgiving triple murder
A domestic dispute turned deadly when a man shot and killed his wife, her daughter, and the daughter’s boyfriend at their Virginia home on Thanksgiving evening, police said.
Christopher Gattis, 58, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
His victims were Jeanett Gattis, 58, her daughter, 30-year-old Candice Kunze, and Kunze’s boyfriend, 36-year-old Andrew Buthorn.
All three victims died of gunshot wounds.
Facebook is not a friend of ours . . . Facebook Removed This Small Town Business’s Ads For American Flags Because It Sell Guns
The Sportsman’s Shop, a small town business that has been in operation since 1954, says it can no longer advertise products like American flags or outdoor clothing on Facebook because its Facebook page promotes the sales of guns . . .
But the American flag sale promotion, which was purposefully removed, didn’t contain any such content; it’s a benign ad for a benign, patriotic product. And why would one post cost the shop all of its Facebook-granted ad functions?
Keffer said she was told it’s due to their Facebook page, which also incorporated a link to their gun store’s website, not the particular American flag advertisement.
Check out the gun (above) the dailyrecord.co.uk used as an example of the handgun it thinks Scottish cops want to use . . . Two thirds of Scottish police officers want access to HANDGUNS
Almost two-thirds of Scotland’s police officers want access to a handgun, according to research.
A survey by the Scottish Police Federation found that 64 per cent of officers support such a move.
The finding came as about an eighth of the workforce said they believe their existing personal protective equipment is “ineffective”.
Federation bosses said officers feel “vulnerable and ill-equipped”.
And for good reason! U.K. Begins Another Gun Surrender Initiative Amid Increase in Gun Crime
The United Kingdom’s National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) is conducting a new gun surrender program from Nov. 13 to Nov. 26 after gun crime in England and Wales increased by more than a quarter in the past year.
The Office for National Statistics found a 27 percent increase in crimes involving firearms during its most recent review of crime data. Despite a near ban on the civilian ownership of handguns the review found crimes committed with handguns increased by 25 percent and accounted for the majority of gun crimes. The agency said the increases in 2016 were part of a multiyear trend.
OK, that IS an arsenal.
Jon Wayne Taylor loves him some The Punisher. Gun control fan Caroline Siede not so much . . . The Punisher tries and fails to start a conversation about gun control
After Lewis plants some bombs as part of his anti-government, pro-gun agenda, Karen is brought onto the Ricky Langtry’s radio talk show alongside Senator Stan Ori, who is pushing for more gun control laws. But rather than let the characters have an actual debate about the nuances of the issue, the show reduces Karen and Ori’s positions to a simplistic pro- vs. anti-gun debate.
The problem is, that’s not actually the debate people are having in the real world. Mainstream politicians aren’t asking to repeal the Second Amendment, they’re asking for common sense gun laws—like banning the kind of assault-style semiautomatic weapons and attachments that allowed the Las Vegas shooter to fire more than 1,100 rounds in less than 11 minutes. Or they’re asking to close loopholes in background checks in order to prevent domestic abusers from purchasing weapons.
Uh, you might want to check that with the NRA . . . Need registration of guns, similar to that of cars
By merging gun control with the existing vehicle registration system, Missouri would be able to feed data to all 50 states forming a single car/gun database. The yearly process would include the registration of all personal property, including purchase, sale, and theft or confiscation.
This should satisfy the National Rifle Association that they still have all their Second Amendment rights.
NOTE: We’re running the Daily Digest today as the Morning Digest. Do you prefer our gun news compendium last thing at night or first thing in the AM?