And we were lead to believe that Canada’s strict gun control regimen was a model to be emulated down here below the 49th parallel . . . A young person is shot every day in Ontario, Sick Kids study finds – “A child or youth is shot in Ontario every day and three out of four of the incidents are accidental, according to a groundbreaking study that attempted to identify at-risk groups for firearm injuries. Based on government health and immigration databases, a team of Toronto researchers found Canadian-born youth, particularly males, have the higher rates of unintentional firearm injuries compared to immigrant youth. Canadian-born males suffered 12.4 such injuries per 100,000 people, 72 per cent higher than the 7.2 among immigrant males between 2008 and 2012, during which almost 1,800 firearm injuries were reported among children and youth in the province.”
OMG! A Cabela’s! Near D.C.! OMG! New Cabela’s megastore in Virginia is a monument to gun rights – “This opening, many shoppers said, was proof that Donald Trump‘s America is thriving, even near the nation’s capital. The megastore – about 35 miles up the road from the White House – is the company’s 86th location and its closest to Washington. Among its offerings: an indoor archery range, a gun library with antiques that cost as much as $6,500, and a display of special firearms donated by the National Rifle Association. Opening weekend festivities included an all-ages BB gun shooting range in the parking lot.” Sounds like every other Cabela’s we’ve ever been in. Abha Bhattarai needs to venture out of Panem’s capitol a little more often.
This, after they’d cut custom shop jobs recently . . . Colt Manufacturing to buy West Hartford facilities, add 100 jobs – “Colt Manufacturing Company plans to add 100 jobs in West Hartford over the next five years. Governor Malloy announced Friday that Colt plans to buy its West Hartford headquarters and manufacturing facility. The company emerged from Chapter 11 reorganization in 2016 and says it’s now positioning itself for growth.”
Christensen Arms Releases new CA-15 and CA-10 Gen 2 Rifles – First debuted at Shot Show 2017, Christensen Arms is proud to announce the official release of the CA-15 and CA-10 Gen 2 rifles. These rifles are available with either stainless steel or carbon fiber barrels and feature newly designed, billet 7075 receiver sets that were engineered to mate seamlessly with a slim-profile, aerograde carbon fiber handguard. Both rifles feature a true free-floating barrel and boast the Christensen Arms Sub-Moa Accuracy Guarantee.
A silly millimeter longer . . . An Inside Look at Cullman’s Highly-Anticipated, Record-Setting Gun Range – “When Cullman Shooting Sports (CSS) opens its new state-of-the-art facility, it will likely be the only one of its kind in the country. Its 110-yard indoor rifle range will be the longest indoor gun range in the Southeast the longest, above-ground, public range in the nation (the current record-holding indoor above-ground range is 101 yards); and its equipment will allow activities from digital video game style shooting in a simulation room, to tactical live-fire exercises against programmable moving targets on the pistol and rifle ranges. Manager Doug Long foresees CSS helping Cullman become a regional or even national center for shooting sports.”
If you’re asked to take it outside, take it outside . . . Cops Powerless After Father Jumped on Trampoline with Gun in Holster, Report Says – “A Georgia dad faced the cops March 19, when he actually brought a handgun into a trampoline park. The general manager at Skyzone, in North Fulton County, told WSB-TV that the man walked right in with a gun in the holster. Then jumped on the trampolines with the weapon still on his person. Cops were called to the scene after this father refused to leave the firearm in his car, but officers could do nothing: They said he wasn’t breaking any laws since it was up to each business to post any handgun prohibitions.”
You’re not going to argue with doctors, are you? . . . Firearm suppressors prevent hearing loss and should be made readily available to the public – “Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership strongly supports making firearm suppressors readily available to the public as a critical health intervention to prevent Americans’ hearing loss. Reducing barriers to firearms suppressor ownership and decreasing the likelihood of gunshot blast noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus in tens of millions of U.S. firearms owners will have no material impact on criminal firearms use.” The science is settled.
iPhone App Promises to End Gun Violence – “Every act of gun violence in America, searchable and mappable from your smartphone. Shot Spot, a visionary new app whose creators are changing the conversation on firearm use by putting it directly in the crosshairs of the American people, shows just how powerful shootings can be — whether far away or right around the corner. Currently available for free in the App Store, Shot Spot is revolutionizing the way Americans think about gun violence. The app, which lets users plug in their addresses and view every place in the United States someone has been shot, displays the data through a simplistic, straightforward user interface. In order to keep users up to date with the violence in their communities, the app updates every 24 hours and provides links to detailed journalistic stories on the shootings.”
Officer killed after stun gun fails to subdue fleeing suspect, police say – “(Tecumseh, Oklahoma Assistant Police Chief J.R) Kidney said (Officer Justin) Terney was working with dispatchers to verify information given by one of the vehicle’s passengers, a man, after becoming suspicious that he might have been giving Terney false information. As dispatchers were telling Terney that it appeared the man had an active warrant for his arrest, the man ran from the stopped vehicle and toward nearby woods, Kidney said. Terney fired a stun gun at the man. ‘The (stun gun) doesn’t have any effect on (the suspect) and he continues running through a wooded area, over a fence,’ Kidney said. ‘About 25 yards inside that fence area, the officer and the suspect both exchanged gunfire.’”
Speaking of what could possibly go wrong, police edition . . . Corvallis police convert shotguns to use less lethal rounds – “The shells of the new ‘pancake bullets’ have a clear casing and orange band and label to differentiate them from standard rounds. The shotguns themselves are still able to fire standard lethal ammunition, so in late February, department officials completed a clean sweep and removed all standard shotgun ammunition from every officer and vehicle.”
Pro-gun = pro-choice leaves Glenn “Americans Aren’t Ready for Constitutional Carry” Beck no choice . . . Conservative pundit Tomi Lahren has now been banned permanently from The Blaze after she being suspended for saying she was pro-choice – “Some were particularly offended that she made a comment that saying she would be a hypocrite for being pro-life. ‘I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say I’m for limited government but I think the government should decide what women do with their bodies,’ she said. According to TMZ, the decision to bench Lahren came from Glenn Beck, who was ‘incensed’ at her comment, claiming that it was a betrayal of the network’s core values.”
Good advice . . . Don’t Get Hit by a Nerf Dart Traveling at Twice the Speed of Sound – “On impact with a hard surface like a wooden board, the dart disintegrates into scraps of foam shrapnel. Replace that board with a person, and it’s going to do a lot worse than just leaving a massive bruise. Given the size of the dart’s soft tip, and the light weight of the foam, it might not break the skin, but that’s why Giaco Whatever is already working on a second version of this cannon. Please, keep it away from us.”
Gangstas really do hold their guns sideways.