Yes, he’s being that guy. . . . Letter: Glamorizing guns is inappropriate
I am uncomfortable with the cover image that you selected for this week’s Current in Carmel, as I feel that this particular photograph glamorizes guns in a way that is inappropriate, particularly when there is so much gun-related violence in our society.
I do appreciate Guy Relford’s advocacy for firearm safety, but given that one of the tenets of gun safety is never to point a weapon at anyone unless you intend to shoot them, why on earth does your photo portray a gun pointed at the reader?
Maybe he thought the homeowner had evacuated . . . Police: Homeowner shoots intruder on city’s Southside after Harvey’s landfall
Corpus Christi Police had no new information Saturday about a man who was shot Friday by a homeowner after police say he broke into a Southside home.
About 11 p.m., about an hour after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, police responded to the 7100 block of Ficus Court near Yorktown Boulevard where they found a man who had been shot in the head.
According to officers at the scene, the man broke into the residence and was shot by the homeowner. The man was taken to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline.
Who among us can resist the siren song of a $2180 shotgun? . . . Union Corruption Double Take: The UAW, FCA, Shoes, Shotguns and a Deepening Federal Probe
It is also alleged that King made other purchases, totaling more than $40,000, at the direction of and for the benefit of other UAW officials. According to the indictment, training center funds were used to keep senior UAW officials “fat, dumb and happy.” One of the items allegedly purchased was a $2,180 shotgun given to Norwood Jewell, who was elected UAW vice president in 2014, as a birthday present.
In a follow up article published on Aug. 19, the Detroit Free Press reported that according to the indictment, access to training center funds was, in part, for the purpose of having UAW officials take “company-friendly positions.”
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May issue firearm licensing, AKA a government-created gold mine of graft and corruption . . . Going After The Guns – New FLA Board To Be Mandated To Revoke Hundreds Of Licences Issued Under Questionable Circumstances
The permits of hundreds of firearm holders could be revoked in coming weeks with the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) locking in on its targets as the probe continues into the questionable granting of gun permits by the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA).
The Sunday Gleaner last week revealed that several convicted criminals who were denied gun licences had the initial rulings overturned and their applications approved.
Since then, several other horror stories have emerged about the lax manner in which fire permits have been issued by the FLA.
Among the cases that have left investigators most worried is a man who had his firearm licence renewed on July 29, 2017, despite being in prison in the United States at that time. His firearm licence had previously been renewed in 2014.
It looks like Italians are tiring of the EU’s open borders policy, not to mention its knock-on effects . . . Italian Mayor: We’ll Shoot Anyone Who Screams ‘Allahu Akbar’
In language that would make President Donald Trump blush, Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro has promised to shoot dead anyone who so much as shouts “Allahu Akbar.”
Taking a hard line against radical Islamic terrorism in the wake of the fatal Barcelona attackearlier this month, Mayor Brugnaro proclaimed that those who wish to kill innocents in the name of Islam will be sent “straight to Allah before they can do any damage.”
“In contrast with Barcelona, where they had not set up protection, we keep our guard up,” Burgnaro told reporters, according to The Times. “If anyone runs into St Mark’s Square shouting ‘Allahu Akhbar’, we will take him down. A year ago I said after four steps, now after three. I will say it in Venetian: ‘Ghe Sparemo’ (We will shoot him).”
COD WWII is beta-testing. Despite some concessions to game play over historical veracity, it looks like a return to form . . . Call of Duty: WWII private beta impressions — Incendiary shotguns, Gibraltar map, and bayonet grunts
One of the cool new weapons is the shotgun with incendiary ammo from the Expeditionary Force Division. It certainly doesn’t seem realistic for the Second World War, and it previously appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops from 2012. But there were some incendiary weapons used in both World War I and World War II, and that’s enough to justify the appearance of the incendiary ammo in WWII. When you fire the shells at close range, you can take out an enemy and watch him burn. He’ll scream as flames engulf him, making for a dramatic moment on the battlefield. If you fire from too far away, your enemy may still catch on fire but will only be wounded.
Just so you know, the allies used incendiary ammunition in The War to End All Wars 2.0 — as anti-aircraft ammo. Dragon’s Breath incendiary shotgun ammo — banned in California, Florida, and Illinois — came later. As wikipedia.org reports, “Dragon’s breath rounds qualify as ‘incendiary weapons’ in Protocol III in the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, which would oblige party nations to regulate their military use, if any.”
This week on Ducks Unlimited TV, Ainsley Beeman is in the flooded timber of Arkansas, introducing her best friend to duck hunting. Then she heads south through the Delta to join the Mossy Oak team in Mississippi.
“I was so excited, because I got to bring my best friend, Margot, along with me,” said Beeman. “She’s never been on a duck hunt before, and she’s always wanted to go. So it was a super special moment for both of us.”
Presidential pot shots . . . Duterte fires sniper rifle at Maute terrorists
On his third visit to war-ravaged Marawi City, President Duterte fired a sniper rifle at positions held by Islamic State (IS)-linked gunmen to show solidarity with government troops who have been fighting the terrorists for the past three months, officials said on Friday.
During his visit on Thursday, Mr. Duterte inspected a devastated community where he spoke with troops and fired the rifle twice from a military sniper’s nest, Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said.
“The President wanted to be at the front line, so he went to the main battle area,” Padilla told reporters in Malacañang.