Hard to argue with members like the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Steve Miller already in there . . . Ted Nugent Says NRA Ties Cost Him Spot In Rock Hall
Ted Nugent believes his political views have kept him from being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Specifically, he believes it’s his support for the Second Amendment (the right to bear arms) that has led to his exclusion.
“Jan Wenner, the founder of Rolling Stone and the boss hog at Rockand Roll of Fame, he hates freedom, he hates the Second Amendment, he hates me, because I’m on the board of directors — quite proudly — of the National Rifle Association for, like, twenty-six years with some of the highest votes except for Charlton Heston,” Nugent told an Albany radio station. “I couldn’t be more proud of that, ’cause the NRA is the ultimate family, grassroots organization that fights for the right to defend ourselves.”
Trump slump? . . . Illinois concealed-carry permit applications declining
Authorities say applications for concealed-carry permits have been generally declining in Illinois since the program launched three years ago.
Numbers provided by the Illinois State Police show nearly 104,000 people applied for the permits in 2014, and about 32,900 have applied so far this year, the State Journal-Register reported. There was an increase between 2015, when 60,000 applied, and last year, which logged 76,000 applications.
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Because who wouldn’t believe a Violence Policy Center study? . . . Study Shows Firearm Silencers Threaten Public Safety
A push by the firearms industry and gun lobby to make it far easier for private citizens to buy and possess firearm silencers will only place the police and public at increased risk warns a new and expanded edition of the Violence Policy Center’s (VPC) study Silencers: A Threat to Public Safety. In detailing this marketing push, the study also documents examples of lethal attacks and criminal activity involving silencers.
Silencers are devices that when attached to the barrel of a firearm reduce the amount of noise generated when the weapon is fired. In recent years, the gun industry has aggressively marketed silencers as a new potential profit center.
Chicago defensive gun use of the day . . . Man tells police he shot and killed 3 people who broke into his Southeast Side home
A man told police he shot and killed three people — a man, a woman and a teenage boy — who broke into his home on the Southeast Side Sunday evening, according to authorities.
The man, in his 30s, said the three entered the home in the 10200 block of South Ewing Avenue through the basement around 5:30 p.m., police said. The man shot them, then locked himself in his bedroom, police said.
Responding officers found a 17-year-old boy, a 22-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman dead from multiple gunshot wounds, police said. Their names have not been released.
The few, the proud, the transparent . . . Armed police in London to get head-mounted cameras
Armed police in London will be given head-mounted cameras to boost transparency – more than three years after the idea was originally put forward.
The Metropolitan Police said around 1,000 officers working for armed response units will have the devices attached to baseball caps and ballistic helmets.
The plans were first suggested by previous Met commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe in 2014, in the wake of the death of 29-year-old Mark Duggan, as a way of ensuring speedier justice for victims and greater accountability.
This is why we can’t have nice things . . . ‘Bang, you’re dead’: Man pulls gun at church during self-defence argument
A Port St. Lucie police report says martial arts instructor Christopher Lasala was at Grace Christian Academy on Sunday discussing with parents an afterschool class he is starting. When one asked about guns, Lasala replied they aren’t always the best choice for self-defence.
Lasala and witnesses told police that 61-year-old George Meyer overheard Lasala and said martial arts are useless. They say he then pulled a handgun, pointed it at Lasala and said, “Bang, you’re dead.” Meyer soon put his gun away and left.
There’s room for everyone . . . Japanese women are entering the male-dominated world of hunting — at the government’s request
In Japan, it was once considered taboo for a woman to speak with a man before he went on a hunt. But a rising number of female hunters are taking up arms, at their government’s behest.
Over the last decade, Japanese farmers have lost up to $170 million annually because of a booming deer and boar population, among other animals that nosh on vegetable crops. The Ministry of Agriculture enlists hunters to help control the pest problem and protect the farms.
At the same time, there are fewer male hunters in Japan due to age and rural depopulation. Hunting groups and local governments are now recruiting women to get the job done.