Some of you people have a lot of catching up to do . . . Mapped: Gun ownership in the US
Despite neighboring one of the states with the highest number of gun owners (Wyoming with 53.8% of its population), only 19.8% of Nebraskans own guns. Also, Texans, often depicted as trigger-happy people, are below the 50% mark (37.5% to be exact), way behind Hawaii where 45.1% of the population owns guns.
What the hell is wrong with Nebraska?
The Board accepted the resignation of Brady’s immediate past president, Dan Gross, who will remain with the organization to assist with the transition. According to the Chair of the Board, “Mr. Gross has been an important and influential leader in the gun violence prevention movement for many years, has led Brady, and leaves the organization poised for even greater success. We are grateful for Mr. Gross’s service to this issue and organization and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
This is what doesn’t happen in a disarmed populace . . . THREE Taco Bell employees pull out their guns to shoot and kill an armed robber in Cleveland
Three Taco Bell employees who were all carrying guns during a shift put them to use on Wednesday to shoot and kill an attempted armed robber.
None of the male workers at the fast food restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio, have been named. All were armed when two masked robbers stormed the restaurant at 2.45am on Wednesday to demand cash.
The employees, two of whom are 19 and one is 23, opened fire, shooting one of them in the ribs. The other ran away. …
‘Everyone at the store is okay, from my understanding. All the employees and all the customers are safe,’ (franchise owner Arthur) Giles told Cleveland.com.
Restricting Tannerite . . . Supervisors approve limits on the use of exploding targets
On Tuesday the Pima County Board of Supervisors made it illegal to use or sell mixed exploding targets in a number of circumstances, though the revised ordinance allows for a number of exemptions.
As originally proposed, the ordinance banned the use and sale of all exploding targets in unincorporated Pima County and would have made it illegal to even possess “chemical or material intended to be used as an exploding target.”
After changes were made, Todd Rathner, of the Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association, said the approved ordinance accomplishes what the county wanted, but also protects gun owners, retailers and manufacturers.”
More PMAG love . . . The U.S. Air Force, Marines and SOCOM All Love This Piece of Gear
The Air Force has approved Magpul Industries Corps.’s GEN M3 PMAG, a polymer-based ammunition magazine, for use with small arms and light weapons, becoming the second U.S. military branch to adopt the highly popular accessory this year, Soldier Systems reported on Aug. 29.
“We are certainly pleased that another major service component has taken their own look at the test data and come to the same conclusion as the Marine Corps and [U.S. Special Operations Command],” Magpul told Soldier Systems in a statement.
The Air Force formalized approval of the PMAG in July in a document entitled “USAF Authorized Small Arms and Light Weapons (SA/LW) Accessories (as of 28 July 17).” According to that document, the PMAG is now authorized in both black and tan for use with the M4/M4A1 Carbine, GUU-5P Carbine, and the M249 Automatic Rifle.
Mikey the anti-gun guy stuck his head out of his hole again and apparently saw his shadow . . . Sooner Or Later, The Gun Is Coming Out Of The Safe
Let me make one thing very clear. I’m not opposed to any rational or reasonable strategy to reduce violence caused by guns. And despite the fact that I am an Endowment Patriot member of the NRA, I unequivocally reject the nonsense that it’s the “person” and not the “gun.” But the problem with the safe storage strategy is that it flies in the face of how gun owners behave with their guns. Which shouldn’t come as any great surprise, because it’s not as if GVP organizations or public health researchers spend much time talking to people who own guns.
This is why we can’t have nice things . . . Police: Man pointed gun at woman over ‘stupid’ political bumper stickers
A Missouri man faces a felony charge after he allegedly pointed a gun at a local Democratic activist whose political bumper stickers he disliked.
Edward K. Burns, 48, of Ozark has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon after an alleged Aug. 24 road rage incident described in Christian County court documents. …
According to the statement, both drivers “exchanged offensive hand gestures,” and at one point, Umphenour allegedly pulled up alongside Burns and flipped him the bird.
At that point, Burns allegedly pulled a Smith & Wesson .380 handgun from his hip holster and pointed it at Umphenour, police said in the statement.
This was a stolen gun, but the Kansas City Star implies that legal campus carry is at fault…somehow . . . Gun found in bathroom in KU’s Wescoe Hall was loaded .38 reported stolen in Olathe
Two weeks into the fall semester, the first in which Kansas students can legally carry concealed handguns on campuses, an unattended gun turned up Tuesday in a bathroom at the University of Kansas.
KU Public Safety officials said the weapon was removed late Tuesday morning from a fourth-floor bathroom in Wescoe Hall, an academic building on the Lawrence campus.
Officials said the gun was a loaded .38 reported stolen out of Olathe.
And finally, this video was taken today by RF, who’s in the Land of Hope and Glory for his daughter’s graduation. He witnessed this team building exercise — electronic trap shooting — on the quad at the University of Greenwich. With everyone shooting at once, we’re not sure how they know who hit the bird, but whatever. It was shocking enough that even this use of faux firearms was sanctioned on a UK campus.