AI Is Getting Really Good At Detecting Handguns – “In the end, the researchers say their system successfully activated an alarm in 27 of the 30 scenes they tested, correctly detecting a gun in less than two-tenths of a second each time. Overall, the optimized model achieved 84% accuracy, with zero false negatives (meaning the system never failed to detect a gun when one was actually present) and 57 false positives. Systems like these still have a ways to go, especially since those false alarms could have deadly consequences for civilians being approached by body camera-wielding cops.”
Is that a trick question? . . . Why Is It So Impossible for the Media to Be Honest About Guns? – “Most intelligent people can watch a movie and recognize that much of what’s being depicted is not real. Car chases don’t work like that. Romances based on lies will fail. Val Kilmer isn’t a leading man. But for some reason, despite knowing that Hollywood takes liberties with physics and storytelling, one Hollywood depiction seems to be taken at face value: guns. The latest misrepresentation about guns from the mainstream media revolves around “silencers.” In movies, James Bond or Jason Bourne attach a “silencer” to a gun and are instantly able to shoot anyone without being heard. The gun makes a quiet “pew” that seems to only exist so the audience knows it was fired. Anyone else in the house—or even the room—wouldn’t know a gun went off. In reality, that’s not how “silencers”—more accurately called “suppressors”—work.”
Have you seen this psycho keyboard commando? . . . Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist who threatened the father of one six-year-old victim fails to appear in court to change her plea – “A Florida woman charged with threatening the parent of a boy killed in the 2012 mass shooting of Sandy Hook elementary school was a no-show in court on Wednesday. Lucy Richards was set to appear at a change-of-plea hearing on Wednesday, but did not show up, and now faces a more severe punishment if convicted. The 57-year-old was set to plead guilty to a charge of interstate transmission of a threat to injure for threatening Lenny Pozner, the father of six-year-old Noah Pozner who died in the tragic mass shooting at the Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Connecticut.”
Just an innocent victim of auto-correct? . . . NYPD Officer In Hot Water Over ‘#Blacklivesmatter’ Tweet – “A Brooklyn police officer is facing punishment after she responded to her department’s Twitter post with the hashtag #Blacklivesmatter. According to an exclusive report by the New York Daily News, officer Gwendolyn Bishop replied to February 2016 tweet posted on the NYPD 76th Precinct’s official Twitter page. The tweet announced a gun arrest made by the Special Ops team. Bishop responded to the post on her personal account, which has since been deleted. She wrote: “Sad day for the 76th Pct. #Blacklivesmatter,” the Daily News reports.” If auto-correct was the culprit, why was it a ‘sad day’ for the precinct?
Taylor’s & Company Announces New Lever-Action Rifle – “Taylor’s & Company unveiled a new lightweight carbine built with speed and comfort in mind. The 1892 Taylor’s Huntsman was constructed like a traditional lever-action rifle but with a few modern twists. The most notable features of the 1892 are its manageable size and upgraded sights. The Huntsman now boasts high-visibility fluorescent front sights and deluxe Skinner rear sights.”
Yeah, this is hardly the first time . . . TSA Screener Allegedly Allowed Loaded Handgun Through Security – “According to an Atlanta police incident report obtained by WSB-TV Channel 2, a female passenger from Alabama discovered the handgun as she checked her purse for her passport while at the terminal gate. The report states the passenger then self-reported the discovery to nearby a police officer, who quickly called additional officers to the area before confiscating the weapon and the woman’s bag. She claimed to be a concealed permit holder in Alabama, but allegedly said she had forgotten to bring it with her on her trip. Though, it is doubtful the permit would have made any difference. Federal law prohibits passengers from taking firearms in airport security areas.”
He chose…poorly . . . Tennessee teen tries to steal handgun from gun show, promptly stopped by good Samaritans – “An Antioch teen found himself behind bars on Sunday after allegedly trying to steal a handgun from a gun show at the Middle Tennessee Expo Center. According to the arrest report, Murfreesboro Police arrived to the R.K. Gun Show and found 19-year-old Shenoda Riad being held on the floor by several good Samaritans and the owner of the stolen gun. According to witnesses, Riad was walking around with a black and silver Springfield XD-S holstered on his hip at the show when he took the vendor’s revolver, and tried to conceal it while exiting the premises.”
This is pretty much a full-time job . . . John Lott Q&A: Debunking Vox.com Gun Lies – “A headline at Vox.com last week read: ‘The Cincinnati nightclub shooting shows how more guns lead to more gun violence.’ Since the idea that “more guns lead to more violence” is prevalent in the anti-gun community, we decided to ask author and criminologist John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, about that headline and some other aspects of the story.”
Because gun-free zone laws have always worked so well . . . Rep. Johnson reintroduces gun law for airports – “Continuing his efforts to make airports around the nation safer for the general public and the law enforcement officers who patrol them, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04), has reintroduced the “Airport Security Act of 2017.” The Airport Security Act of 2017 makes it illegal to carry loaded guns onto airport property.” Oh, and here’s who Rep Johnson lists as supporters of his bill: Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, The Violence Policy Center, Center for American Violence, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and the GunSense Georgia Coalition.
There aren’t enough latex gloves in the world . . . Stolen gun falls from inmate’s body cavity during search at north Alabama jail – “It’s not yet clear whether the owner wants it back, but Limestone County authorities recovered a stolen gun when it fell from an inmate’s body cavity during a search at the jail. Jesse O’Neal Roberts, 23, of Elkmont, was being booked into the Limestone County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication when the weapon fell from his body, said sheriff’s spokesman Stephen Young. ‘I immediately considered that he defecated on himself before noticing a familiar shape in the form of a pistol in his boxers,’ a corrections officer said in a report.”
Disagree with someone’s politics? Brand them a Nazi! The media in Canada is every bit as objective, reliable and accurate as it is down here. But they got Kellie Leitch, Conservative Party and the word ‘Nazi’ out there in the same headline. Mission accomplished.