Thanks, Hill! . . . How Hillary Clinton Convinced Me to Buy an AR-15 – “Clinton’s strongest argument against Trump, the one she pushed to the very end (one that is still being pushed by the left today) was ‘Trump=Hitler,’ and ‘Trump will cause WW3,’ and ‘we can’t trust Trump with Nuclear Launch Codes’ etc. Slate had an entire section devoted to ‘the Trump Apocalypse.’ I saw countless political cartoons where people are huddling over fires in destroyed wastelands talking about ‘if they only had voted for Hillary.’ All just different ways to repackage the message that Trump is a tyrant. … Now, let’s pretend that the Democrats not only believe this rhetoric, but let’s further pretend that it’s completely and totally true. Is this not the exact case for the private ownership of tools such as an AR-15? If gun ownership is a hedge against tyranny, is this not the exact reason to keep an AR-15 and a few cases of ammunition in your attic?”
Pete Brownell Elected President of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre Reelected Executive Vice President ATLANTA – Pete Brownell of Montezuma, Iowa was elected by the National Rifle Association Board of Directors as President May 1, 2017, following the 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta. An NRA Life Member since birth, Brownell is the Chief Executive Officer of the legendary family-owned firearm and firearm accessory retailer Brownells. He brings a record of leadership, a passion for our outdoors and shooting sports traditions, and vigor to protect and defend the Second Amendment.
Say cheese! . . . When burglars tried to break in, he grabbed his gun — and snapped a pic – “A California homeowner exercised his right to bear arms — and take pictures — after a group of people tried to break into his home. Yan Zhang of Chino Hills was at home with his wife and children when five people tried to enter the house through a balcony in the back. Zhang grabbed his gun, told his wife to hide the kids and then went to work.”
Mike Lamb Comes Clean – “I talked to Michael Lamb of Stoic Ventures tonight. He wanted to tell me he was never actually Recon Marine. Lamb has for many years claimed to be a Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance veteran, and someone who worked for assorted government agencies. Only the latter part of that, he told me quietly, is legitimate. … As for me, I’m conflicted, disappointed, and a little sick to my stomach. I didn’t want to have the conversation, and I didn’t want to break the news. I like Mike Lamb. At the same time I find what he did absolutely abhorrent. How do you reconcile those two things? I don’t know. I’ll start with giving him credit for having the stones to own it. That took a certain amount of testicular fortitude — but I can’t help but wonder when, if ever, this would have happened if no one had finally called him on it.”
Three in custody, others sought after 2 Chicago police officers shot in Back of the Yards – “Chicago police were questioning three people and were searching for others after two plainclothes officers were wounded Tuesday night in the Back of the Yards when gunmen began firing “indiscriminately” at them, authorities said. Both Deering District officers were shot by a ‘high-powered weapon,’ police said. One officer was hit in the arm and hip, the other in the back.” . . . Looks like they used an AR or AK.
We have to keep firearms out of the hands of shady criminals . . . FBI seized shotguns at Sen. Johnson’s house – “Federal Bureau of Investigation agents seized two shotguns during a raid in March at state Sen. Bert Johnson’s house, according to a search warrant inventory unsealed Tuesday. It appears Johnson is not allowed to own shotguns because he was convicted of a 1993 break-in and armed robbery at Oakland Hills Country Club. But it was unclear Tuesday who owned the shotguns — a Western Field 12-gauge and a Remington 16-gauge — and whether they were registered.” I’ve always wanted a sweet 16. Apparently so did he.
51% Of Murders In The U.S. Come From Just 2% Of The Counties – “In 2014, the most recent year that a county level breakdown is available, 54% of counties (with 11% of the population) have no murders. 69% of counties have no more than one murder, and about 20% of the population. These counties account for only 4% of all murders in the country. The worst 1% of counties have 19% of the population and 37% of the murders. The worst 5% of counties contain 47% of the population and account for 68% of murders. As shown in figure 2, over half of murders occurred in only 2% of counties.” What percent of those counties do you suppose are governed by anti-gun politicians?
Despite its image, I can tell you St. Louis is a great place to live. But this doesn’t help . . . Baseball fan grazed by stray bullet during Cardinals game at Busch Stadium – “A woman was grazed in the arm by a stray bullet during Tuesday night’s Cardinals game inside Busch Stadium. Police sources say there had been a call for shots fired near the 14th Street and Chouteau Avenue area moments before the woman was struck, and that the bullet may have come from someone shooting into the air. That intersection is less than a mile from Busch.”
Some good news from our friends at TFB . . . BREAKING: Heckler & Koch Building US Factory In Georgia – “Heckler & Koch is building a US factory in Georgia, a welcome surprise for US gun buyers. The German arms manufacturer is building a 23 million dollar facility in Columbus, Georgia to built pistols, sport, and hunting guns. At this time we are unaware of exactly what lines are to be produced in the new stateside facility, I assume that it will be models that were previously affected by import restrictions.”
Find your safe space! . . . Hot glue gun causes lockdown at Colgate University – “A student carrying a hot glue gun for an art project triggered a four-hour lockdown Monday evening at Colgate University in New York. The lockdown was initiated after witnesses reported seeing a person carrying what was thought to be a weapon into the O’Connor Campus Center about 8 p.m., the university said in a press release. An official tweet said an “armed person” was on campus and told students to ‘find a safe space and remain indoors.’ ‘After thorough investigation, and with the assistance of the person in question, law enforcement identified the individual as a student who was using a glue gun for an art project, confirmed the misunderstanding, and released the campus from lockdown,’ the university said.”
Cleveland police union to file federal lawsuit against toy gun makers – “The Cleveland Patrolmen’s Association announced it will soon be filing a lawsuit against toy gun manufacturers in federal court. CPPA attorney Henry Hilow told News 5 the civil lawsuit will not seek financial damages, but rather seek to restrict the design of toy guns, so they don’t look so realistic. ‘These fake weapons put the community at risk, puts law enforcement at risk, something has to be done,’ Hilow said. ‘The remedy that we’d be looking for is that that gun could not replicate. That that gun would be of such a color have such a tip.'” Maybe the PLCAA needs to be broadened to cover toy gun makers, too.
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