Maybe selling arms to Islamist thugs isn’t such a good idea after all . . . Gun Deal in Jeopardy for Turkish Guards Who Beat Protesters – “The day before armed guards from the Turkish president’s security detail violently attacked a group of peaceful protesters here last month, the State Department notified Congress of its intention to license the sale of $1.2 million worth of semiautomatic handguns to the security force. Two weeks later, with mounting outrage over the episode among American lawmakers and a continuing investigation by the State Department that could lead to criminal charges against some of the guards involved, the future of the sale now appears to be in question.”
God bless Texas . . . Countless Gun Control Measures Pushed by Bloomberg-Backed Groups Fail – “During a session marked by inaction on issues and public disagreement between the two legislative chambers, the Senate and House still managed to approve a number of pro-Second Amendment measures (the Governor has until June 18 to act on bills he has not yet signed).”
Meanwhile on the other end of the political spectrum . . . California: One-Gun-a-Month Bill Passes Senate as House of Origin Deadline Approaches – “The deadline to pass bills from their house of origin is this Friday, June 2. Yesterday, May 30, the Senate passed anti-gun bill, Senate Bill 497, which extends California’s one-handgun-a-month limitation to all guns, by a vote of 25 – 13. It is obvious this legislation is another attempt to place more barriers on those exercising their rights and does nothing to address the criminal misuse of firearms or firearm trafficking. Criminals who generally acquire their firearms through illicit means will continue to ignore California’s stringent laws including limitations on the number of firearms that can be acquired within a 30 day time period. SB 497 will now move to the state Assembly.”
The GOA sees problems for hunters . . . Gun owners fear regulation from unlikely place: Hearing aids – “A proposal designed to make hearing aids more affordable has generated resistance from an unlikely quarter: gun owners. A gun rights group is organizing opposition, because it believes the measure would change the way certain hunting products are regulated. A bipartisan group of senators introduced the measure. It would allow hearing aids intended to compensate for mild to moderate hearing impairment to be sold over the counter, rather than by prescription.”
It’s so much easier when the morons self-identify . . . Stockton Teen Arrested With Gun On Campus After Snapchat – “It was the social media app Snapchat where students saw pictures of their fellow classmate with a handgun and quickly notified the principal. Jadin Sharma, 18, a student at Plaza Robles High School is now facing charges after bringing a loaded gun to school. ‘The principal called the student in, a search was done and they located a loaded a 9mm handgun,’ said Officer Joe Silva with the Stockton Police Department.”
Fun at the Stop ‘n Rob . . . Fight involving gun caught on convenience store surveillance video – “Tattoo artist David Calk said he had just walked across the street and into the store when a guy at the counter gave him a look and the two exchanged words. ‘He looked at me like, what’s up? And I was like, ‘What’s up?’ And he was like, ‘You got a problem?” Things quickly escalated, Calk said, when the other guy pulled a gun on him not just once, but twice.”
An Open Letter to Everytown Authors Council – “As a supporter of freedom of speech and the Second Amendment, I was disturbed to hear about the Everytown Authors Council, wherein writers are encouraged to peddle propaganda against firearms. Over 130 writers have stated, “we pledge to use our voices wherever and whenever we can, doing our part to help mobilize more Americans to help save lives from gun violence.” This video presents an opportunity for those writers to honor that pledge and to discuss their views on firearms.”
Don’t expect Julianne to take Eric up on his offer . . . How Julianne Moore’s 10-Year-Old Daughter Inspired Her to Speak Out Against Gun Violence – “When the Sandy Hook shooting happened on Dec. 14, 2012, my daughter was 10 and was coming to work with me on a movie set. I asked hair, makeup, crew and other actors, ‘Please don’t mention this to her.’ I was going to wait to tell her with her dad. But somebody posted something about it on her monitored Instagram account. She said, ‘Mommy, did a bunch of little kids get shot today?’ It occurred to me that I wasn’t protecting my daughter by trying to keep the news away from her, so I wanted to get involved.”
The New York Times sees California as a model for us all . . . Disarming the Domestic Abuser – While Congress ducks this life-and-death issue, laws that could disarm domestic abusers before they can kill have been enacted in New Jersey, North Dakota, Tennessee and Utah. Those states join 19 others that have shown a bipartisan resolve to keep guns from domestic abusers. California’s law is particularly important because it gives standing to concerned family members, not just the police, to seek a court ruling against possession of a gun by a violent abuser.
Your Gunbroker listing of the day . . . Leopard 1A5BE Main Battle Tank, king of the DD’s – “This listing is for a Leopard 1A5BE. Not every day you see something like this come up for sale, and with the current climate in Germany this may be the last chance you’ll ever get to buy something like this. This unit is in full operational condition, all systems work, the tank has working fire control units, optics, thermals, etc. You have to be very careful when you look at units like these, some sellers are offering a unit that has been demilled and as part of that process they remove ALL fire control units and optics. That’s a huge waste, you loose all the cool parts of the tank. The first photo is to show what a restored tank will look like. We can arrange to have your unit repainted if you would like for an added cost.” I’m thinking Muddy Girl camo would work well.