Hence the EU’s stance on guns and, well, everything else . . . Danish lawmaker calls for ban on jet skis after fatal crash – “A Danish lawmaker called Tuesday for a ban on jet skis off the country’s coast after two American students were killed in a crash last weekend. Kenneth Kristensen Berth told The Associated Press that Denmark’s 98 municipalities should be able to forbid jet skis but a 2010 Supreme Court ruling allows them, citing European Union rules.” Because every societal problem is just one more law away from a solution.
Forget about that whole Trump Slump thing . . . U.S. gun stocks surge, Sturm Ruger results give bulls fresh ammo – “Shares of gun makers surged on Tuesday after Sturm Ruger & Company Inc’s (RGR.N) quarterly results suggested demand is recovering following a steep sales drop after the election of Donald Trump as president. Sturm Ruger shares jumped as much as 16 percent and were still up 10 percent at $63.15 in afternoon trading. Shares of Smith & Wesson’s owner, American Outdoor Brands Corp (AOBC.O), were up 4.4 percent at $21.95. Vista Outdoor Inc (VSTO.N), which reports results for the March quarter on Thursday, were up 1.4 percent at $19.35.”
This is what happens to a disarmed populace in end-stage socialism . . . Venezuelans prepare fecal cocktails to throw at security forces – “Venezuela’s opposition protests on Wednesday may be the messiest in a six-week wave of unrest as demonstrators prepare to throw feces at security forces, adding to the customary rocks, petrol bombs and tear gas. The new tactic has been dubbed the “Poopootov” in a play on the Molotov cocktails often seen at streets protests in Venezuela. ‘They have gas; we have excrement,’ reads an image floating around social media to advertise Wednesday’s ‘Shit March.'”
OMG! Ghost guns! OMG! ‘Build your own gun’ hobby growing in popularity – “It only takes a few pieces of metal, some screws, and pins and you can make a gun. And did you know that the process is perfectly legal, and is becoming a popular hobby. Jonathan Hirsch owns Adelbridge Company and Firearms in San Antonio. The store has been in business for 4 years and has more than 1,000 new and used guns for sale or trade. But, a growing part of Hirsch’s business is parts he sells that allow you to build your own gun.”
Woman rushed from bedroom with gun blazing, killed robber, officials say – “Two alleged robbers who were pretending to sell guns door-to-door met their match at a Lincolnton home Saturday afternoon, when a woman emerged from a bedroom firing a gun of her own. Within seconds, one of the suspects, 51-year-old Marion Palmer Yarborough, was dead and the second was on the run, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office told the Gaston Gazette. The gun-toting woman was not identified and investigators told the Gazette they believe she likely won’t be charged, because it was a matter of self-defense.” Sam Colt made her equal to her two uninvited guests.
SkyNet development continues apace . . . This Machine Gun Robot Will Probably Lead the Uprising One Day – “Do you ever wonder what tomorrow holds? Some people are pretty convinced that the future will be filled with flying cars and jetpacks and robot butlers. But here in the year 2017, I’m not so sure anymore. I have a suspicion that our future might be filled with more machine gun-toting robots, like the one seen above, than robotic butlers. This particular robot is called a multi-utility tactical transport (MUTT) and was demonstrated by the General Dynamics Land Systems and the US Navy during an event at Camp Pendleton late last month. And despite its adorable canine-inspired acronym, it’s a killer. Yes, that’s a machine gun on top.”
Horse, barn door . . . Railroad says it has taken steps to thwart Chicago gun thieves – “A leading U.S. railroad says it has implemented new security measures at a Chicago rail yard where thieves in recent years have stolen about 150 guns, most of which The Associated Press found had ended up in the hands of drug dealers and gangs. Norfolk Southern wrote in a May 4 letter to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., that among the measures it put in place at its 69th Street Rail Yard as of April 1 are rules requiring better train cargo locks. The senator’s office provided the railroad’s letter of response to the AP this week.”
Woman records man pulling gun on boyfriend during road rage incident – “‘It’s hard to imagine even going back home,’ Ewing told Willis. ‘I should feel safe in my home, especially in my own driveway.’ She said she was backing out of her driveway on Whitehaven Park Lane last Saturday when she said an impatient driver swerved around her. She honked. Ewing said the driver cursed. Then Ewing said she shouted back and said her boyfriend stepped out of the car. That’s when she said the driver pulled the gun. ‘It wasn’t until after he said ‘take one more foot and I will blow your effing brains out’ that I pulled my phone out and took a few pictures,’ Ewing told Willis.” Stay in your car.
This from Scotusblog’s Relist Watch “There is only one new relist this week – but oh, what a relist it is. Peruta v. California, 16-894, asks whether the Second Amendment entitles citizens to carry handguns outside the home for self-defense – including concealed carry when carrying firearms openly is forbidden by state law. Under California law, openly carrying a handgun outside the home is generally prohibited, but concealed carry is permissible with a license. Applicants for concealed-carry permits must demonstrate “good cause” to obtain a license, which some county sheriffs (the relevant decision-makers) interpret to include a desire to carry a handgun for self-defense. The San Diego County Sheriff, however, defines “good cause” to require a showing of a particularized need for self-defense.”
The Ninth Circus doing what it does best . . . Appeals court backs HPD in denying man a gun permit – “A federal appeals court has upheld the Honolulu Police Department’s refusal to grant a firearm permit to a man who was convicted of petty misdemeanor harassment. One of the three judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel that ruled Friday in the case against Kirk Fisher, however, criticized Hawaii law for imposing a lifetime ban on a person’s constitutional right to bear arms for committing a misdemeanor. Fisher’s lawyer, Donald Wilkerson, said he is encouraged by the criticism and that he and Fisher will continue to pursue the case. ‘We’re not going to give up on this,’ he said.”