It’s getting harder and harder to take the FBI seriously . . . The FBI’s Briefing On The GOP Baseball Shooting Couldn’t Have Been More Bizarre
The FBI’s briefing appears so contrary to the facts as to be insulting. When a man with a history of hating Republicans cases a location, takes pictures, verifies the targets are Republicans before opening fire, has a list of Republican politicians in his pocket, and shoots and nearly kills Republicans, it’s hard to swallow the FBI’s contention that the shooting was “spontaneous” with “no target.” The agency should reconsider whether it wants to troll Americans about something this serious.
May they achieve the same level of success the rest of the Democrat Party has enjoyed so far this year . . . Gun Safety Advocates Hope to Make Early Impact on Statewide Elections
Guns are expected to play a central campaign theme for the upcoming statewide election in Virginia, and advocates for gun safety are making an early move to make their case.
Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action are endorsing all three Democrats on the statewide ballot, a ticket led by Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam.
“We want to emphasize that we support the second amendment. We’re not here to take people’s guns away from them. We’re just here to talk about responsible gun ownership. And that’s what we’ll do in 2017.”
How about we don’t limit any enumerated rights and call it even? . . . Opinion: After shooting, calls for free speech limits but not for guns
The U.S. Supreme Court has recognized very few exceptions to free speech. They include: obscenity, child pornography, defamation, incitement to violence and true threats of violence.
While I agree with the exceptions to our precious right to free speech, I also long for common sense limits to our Second Amendment rights. Limitations that would keep guns out of the hands of people that shouldn’t have them like domestic abusers, felons or people who are dangerously ill or even suspected terrorists.
There have been numerous calls made for sensible restrictions, but those were always blocked by Republicans. In fact, there were unsuccessful efforts to restrict the type rifle used in this recent assault.
Tough mothers . . . These Moms Are Taking Up Guns To Fight The Taliban And ISIS
Female members of the Afghan National Police train the local women in small arms and basic tactics, specifically in the northern reaches of Afghanistan.
“Every week, around 40 or 50 people join,” said Najiba, a female police officer.
Some Afghans do not approve of women fighting in the army or police, but the increasingly desperate situation has forced the security forces to take desperate measures. Afghan forces only control or influence approximately 60 percent of the country’s districts, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).
Maybe you don’t have to be a highly trained operator to effectively defend yourself with a firearm after all . . . Elderly homeowner shoots 21-year-old intruder at Red Bird home, Dallas police say
An 83-year-old homeowner shot an intruder in the leg in his Red Bird home early Sunday, police say.
The homeowner, whose name was not released, told police that Robert Facundo, 21, threatened him about 1:45 a.m. in the 900 block of Glen Oaks Boulevard, near South Polk Street and West Laureland Road.
The resident said Facundo was advancing toward him and he shot because he was in fear for his life.
When nature calls . . . Man caught with bag of powerful weapons while publicly urinating at Pasadena Gold Line station
A search of the suspect’s bag turned up a loaded AR-15-style rifle, fitted with two 30-round magazines and a suppressor, as well as a .40-caliber pistol with a high-capacity magazine and a suppressor and a large machete-style knife, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said. The bag also contained a notebook full of writings and a Bible. He was booked for weapons violations.
Sheriff’s officials also said that markings on the handgun indicated the weapon was to be used by “restricted law enforcement or government only.”
Investigators said they were looking in to how the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Christopher Harrison Goodine, of Union City, Georgia, came to possess the weapons, and what he may have ultimately intended to do with the weaponry.
Or they could just enact shall-issue concealed carry and recognize out-of-state permits…but that would be insane . . . Christie pardons 2 more out-of-staters on gun offenses
Gov. Chris Christie on Monday pardoned two more out-of-state residents — both military veterans — who were convicted of carrying their legally owned firearms into New Jersey.
Christie has now signed 14 gun-related pardons in his seven and a half years as governor. Most have come in the years since he announced his bid for the Republican nomination for president in 2015. During the campaign, Christie vowed to pardon any legal gun owner ensured by New Jersey’s notoriously tough gun laws, which are among the strictest in the nation.
We guess they meant ‘ensnared,’ but you get the picture.
Lead is subject to myriad state and federal laws and regulations governing the proper use, handling, storage and disposal of lead. Shooting range operators who fail to adopt proper practices and compliance programs do so at their peril. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regularly cites and fines range operators who fail to take appropriate steps to protect employees and customers from lead exposure.
Just last year, OSHA cited shooting ranges in Pennsylvania and Louisiana for failing to implement proper lead mitigation programs and issued combined fines totaling $213,000. Additionally, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state agencies regularly fine range operators who fail to properly mitigate or dispose of lead waste.
Yes, yes it is . . . It’s Time To Allow Concealed-Carry Permits In Washington DC
Not only do our representatives and other government officials deserve to feel safe while doing their civic duty on our behalf, but the rest of us who enjoy DC regularly have a right to protect ourselves while visiting a hotspot for crime.
If any area of the country should expand gun laws, it’s Washington DC, where power is centralized, crime is rampant, and more guns will save lives. As the hub of political activity where our political leaders gather and work, there’s often hardly enough police or security to go around for representatives and their aides. Many work, attend meetings, and travel accompanied by a staff member and no protection whatsoever.
It should have been a defensive gun use . . . Durham PD: Man robs family, forces them to take him shopping at Target
A Durham man was arrested Tuesday morning after he allegedly asked a family for money and then at gunpoint, forced the family members to take him shopping at Target.
It all started when a man knocked on the door of a house in the West End neighborhood in Durham about 7 a.m. Tuesday and asked for money. A resident gave the man money, but the man displayed a gun and then forced the residents – an adult man and woman, and two young children – out of the house and into the family’s vehicle.
And your defensive gun use day . . . Woman would-be robber shot by Quiznos employee, police say
“They came in, locked the door behind them, produced two guns and then attempted to enter the back room,” said Salt Lake police detective Greg Wilking. “This is a takeover-style robbery. We don’t see many of these, a very scary situation.”
There were two employees in the store and no customers. One of the robbers went to the employee by the counter and two others attempted to enter a back room where the second employee, a woman, was, Wilking said.
The employee tried to barricade the door. She tried to use her body to push back on the door to keep the people out, Wilking said. Eventually, she pulled out a handgun that she was carrying and fired two to six shots around the door, striking the woman intruder, he said.