Moms demand the ability to take action . . . IMPD: Mother kills intruder trying to break into apartment on Indy’s east side – “The shooting occurred around 1:10 p.m. in the 2800 block of White Knight Boulevard near East 30th Street and Mitthoeffer Road. Police say the mother heard someone breaking into her apartment. That woman then came face to face with the armed suspect, identified as 19-year-old Michael Hawkins, before she opened fire. Investigators say Hawkins died inside the doorway of the apartment after being shot. Neighbors say while it’s sad the suspect got killed, they don’t blame the mother for using deadly force. ‘I hate to see that it happened, but that’s what happens when you go into people’s home trying to take their stuff,’ said neighbor Julius Radcliff.”
The horror that’s gradually dawning on the anti-gun media . . . Why Americans Will Never Give Up Their Guns – “The researchers conducted their survey just before last year’s massacre at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub. Curious to see if the news coverage of that tragedy moved any minds, they assembled another group of 495 American men and asked the same questions. The answers were essentially unchanged, which suggests beliefs about guns and protection are so deeply held that they are not swayed one way or another by news of a mass shooting. This is frustrating news for gun-control advocates. Clearly, many American men learn early on life that a.) it’s a nasty world out there, and b.) the best way to protect yourself is with a gun. Change may require the coming of age of a new, better-educated generation.” Uh huh. Good luck with that.
OIG Documents Reveal Issues with the ATF’s National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record – Leave it to the Government to require individuals to register National Firearms Act firearms and screw up the registry leaving a number of individuals with firearms that were possibly registered with no proof or obtaining criminal convictions against those who had firearms that were possibly registered in accordance with the law. Of Arms and the Law editor David Hardy has a pending Freedom of Information Act Request against the United States. Yesterday, his attorney Stephen Stambouleih won a partial motion for summary judgment which resulted in the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General having to turn over documents (note the documents themselves are from 2007).
Crazy doesn’t seem to adequately describe her . . . Sandy Hook shooting conspiracy theorist sentenced for threat – “A Florida woman pleaded guilty and was sent to prison Wednesday for threatening a man whose 6-year-old son was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a Connecticut school, which she contended was a hoax. Senior U.S. District Judge James Cohn sentenced , 57, to five months in prison, followed by five months of home detention. She pleaded guilty to interstate transmission of a threat to injure in communications with Lenny Pozner, the father of Noah Pozner, who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.”
Sky News Poll: Most Brits Want Police to be Armed – According to the poll, roughly 72 percent of those surveyed said police should be regularly carrying firearms, while 20 percent opposed police routinely carrying firearms. If those who answered “neither” or “don’t know” are excluded, the number of those in favor of arming police increases to 78 percent while 22 percent oppose. The numbers were similar among categories such as age, gender and region. Londoners were least in favor of police officers routinely carrying firearms; however, 68 percent were still in favor. More than 90 percent of police officers in the United Kingdom are not armed.
Trigger detail shot of the latest Cabot Guns special edition pistol by master engraver Otto Carter.
Firearms: Because You Can – “I honestly believe that this is how it is for a lot of women. As hard as we fight to normalize gun ownership, guns are still not accepted by everyone as a tool for everyone. Of course, these people aren’t necessarily against firearms; they just don’t know anything about them. And they probably have never taken the time to think much about guns. Firearms just weren’t — or aren’t — a part of their lives or their lifestyles. And in this situation, it truly is a case of ‘out of sight, out of mind.'” Happily, this is changing more and more every day.
Life is so much easier when the morons self-identify . . . Teens arrested on their own live video after posing with guns, starting fights – “Three teenagers were arrested on Friday after posting a “Facebook live” video of themselves driving around Mobile and allegedly trying to start fights. All three of the boys are 19-years-old – Hisham Richardson, Johnny Vail, and Reginald Square. They are all charged with harassment and carrying a pistol without a permit. The trio recorded a 40-minute live video that showed them posing with guns, encouraging fights, and then eventually getting arrested.”