Everytown and Moms less than honest? Get outta town! . . . Florida: Bloomberg Groups Falsely Claim Credit for “Defeating” Second Amendment Bills – “In a celebratory email blast yesterday, NY Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-gun groups, Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety falsely took credit for “defeating” pro-gun bills in Florida. They said: “After months of heated debate in Tallahassee, we’re closing out the 2017 legislative session with BIG wins for gun safety in Florida.”
Science confirms what most of us already knew through experience . . . Murder Isn’t a Nationwide Problem – The worst 1 percent of counties have 19 percent of the population and 37 percent of the murders in 2014. The worst 2 percent of counties contain 47 percent of the population and accounted for 51 percent of the murders. 68 percent of the murders occurred in only 5 percent of counties.
Protecting the weed . . . Would-Be Robber Shot In The Chest By Marijuana Dispensary Guard – “A would-be robber is hospitalized Thursday after being shot by the guard of a West Adams (Los Angeles) medical marijuana dispensary. Police say the armed man was shot in the chest by a security guard just after 11 p.m. Wednesday at the West Adams Collective, 4856 West Adams Blvd. Surveillance video matched up with the guard’s account of the shooting, so he has not been arrested, police said.”
Culture eats strategy for lunch . . . The Pro-Gun Thing Anti-Gunners Fear Most – “Gun sales aren’t the only thing that have generally risen over the past decade or more;participation in the shooting sports has also been surging. A recent report by the National Sporting Goods Association found that ‘segments experiencing growth’ include ‘Open Water Sports (+3.6 percent), Shooting Sports (+0.8 percent), Fitness Activities (+0.7 percent), Team Sports (+0.3 percent) and Outdoor Activities (+0.3 percent).’ Meanwhile, participation in the nationwide 4-H Shooting Sports Program has nearly tripled since 2009, and last year drew 336,558 program participants throughout the country. Now, some of these participants likely did more than one of the activities, but nevertheless the overall trend is clearly one of growth.”
San Francisco May Have a Gun Problem – “But one area where crime did not decline was rates of gun violence. In 2016, homicides by firearm increased by 15 percent, people shot non-fatally increased by 27 percent, and 12 percent more firearms were seized from people than in the year prior. In 2016, 451 people were arrested for having a firearm. And in a depressing turn, the city’s gun buyback program — where SFPD offers cash for the public’s guns — dove a dismal 36 percent, with only 212 guns being taken off the streets last year.” Another anti-gun bastion of disarmed law-abiding civilians with a gun crime problem. Go figure.
People who fail background checks for guns to be reported to police – “Felons and other people who have lost the right to own a firearm will be reported to law enforcement if they try to buy a gun in Washington. A bill signed Wednesday requires gun dealers to report anyone who fails a background check to local law enforcement, who can then seek prosecutions. Victims of domestic violence can ask to be notified if their abuser fails a check. The law, which goes into effect this summer, closes a loophole in state gun laws, Gov. Jay Inslee and supporters said.” How many convicted felons are dumb enough to fill out a 4473?
This is the kind of chaos that motivates the pro-campus carry movement . . . The Real Chaos of Campus Gun Laws – “But apart from the question of whether guns really make campuses safer, there are other reasons to squint at college gun laws—even for those who support the concept of campus carry. Among them: The ambiguities in these laws makes implementation confusing, enforcement difficult, litigation likely, and the resulting costs to university systems, campuses, courts, and citizens burdensome.”
Gun disguised as smartphone made by US based Ideal Conceal about to go on sale – “The idea of a concealed gun came to (Kirk) Kjellberg after an incident at a restaurant in his home state of Minnesota. ‘I just decided there’s probably gotta be a better way to carry and I was just looking around and noticed everyone had a smart phone so why not make a pistol that would look like that?’ Kjellberg said. He took a year engineering the gun and got an approval from the US’ Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.”