A Minneapolis sh!tstorm in the making . . . Woman was fatally shot through door of Minneapolis police car, sources say
A 40-year-old woman who family members said called 911 to report a possible assault in the alley behind her home Saturday night was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer. . . .
Three sources with knowledge of the incident said Sunday that two officers in one squad car, responding to the 911 call, pulled into the alley. Damond, in her pajamas, went to the driver’s side door and was talking to the driver. The officer in the passenger seat pulled his gun and shot Damond through the driver’s side door, sources said. No weapon was found at the scene. . . .
The shooting was called “tragic” by Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, who held a news conference about it at City Hall late Sunday afternoon, appearing with assistant Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and Linea Palmisano, who represents the 13th Ward on the City Council.
OMG! Politically incorrect targets! OMG! . . . Israeli Shooting Range Offer Tourists Chance to Shoot Down Targets Designed to Look Like Palestinians
Caliber 3, which is based in the West Bank and run by a former member of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), calls itself “the premier academy for counter terror and security”. It offers six programs for tourists, including desert “Survival Training”, krav magna martial arts, and “Combat Rappelling” using paintball guns.
Its “Ultimate Shooting Adventure” has raised eyebrows for its use of real guns and simulated terror attacks – with targets dressed up in Palestinian keffiyehs.
If it saves just one life . . . Breast implants can lessen gunshot injuries by slowing bullets
Who needs a bulletproof vest when you’ve got a bulletproof chest? Breast implants seem to provide some protection against gunshots, altering the speed and shape of bullets as they hit the body.
It has previously been claimed that breast implants have saved women from gunshots, stabbings, and even kangaroo attacks. To see if there’s any scientific credibility to this, Christopher Pannucci, a plastic surgeon at the University of Utah, and his colleagues have analysed bullets shot through breast implants into ballistics gel – a substance designed to mimic human tissue.
They used a handgun to fire shots at 300 metres per second into blocks of ballistics gel 2.5 metres away. When these blocks were placed underneath large saline breast implants, the distance the bullets travelled into the gel was reduced by an average of 8 centimetres, or 20 per cent.
We’re running out of popcorn . . . NRA attacks Washington Post: You should say journalism dies there
In the video, released weeks after a recruitment ad that received widespread criticism, conservative talk show host Grant Stinchfield attacks The Post for “tarnish[ing] gun owners in an effort to take away our Second Amendment freedoms,” calling them a “fake news outlet” and accusing the newspaper of running a “blatantly false” story.
“The Washington Post isn’t mad about the lack of guns, it’s mad about an abundance of truth — the truth about their role in the organized anarchy of the violent left by spreading lies about those who disagree with their radical agenda,” Stinchfield said.Later in the video, Stinchfield tells The Post not to “worry about how many guns are in our videos — worry about how many facts are in your articles.”
But gun control laws totally work . . . Police blotter: Felon accused of making homemade gun in Largo
Officers arrested a 26-year-old man with a prior felony conviction on charges that he made a “homemade shotgun” from a PVC pipe, copper tubing, and a galvanized steel cap, according to arrest reports.
Police found the gun in Emiliano Fernandez’s backyard at 115 Cleveland Ave. on July 7, as well as 23 shotgun shells.
We’re thinking of applying for a genius grant for our continued, unceasing support of an enumerated civil right in the face of establishment opposition from the intransigent mainstream corporate media . . . MacArthur Foundation Gives $10M In Grants To Combat City Gun Violence
Among the ten organizations receiving money is Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI).
The non-profit believes the old saying that “nothing stops a bullet like a job,” so it has worked to bring a Whole Foods store to Englewood, as well as a Walmart and a Method soap factory to Pullman.
CNI President, David Doig, says their work has helped lower violent crime in Pullman by 45 percent over the last seven years.
With the $1 million grant that will be spread over four years, Doig says CNI hopes to build on successes in Pullman, Englewood and Bronzeville — and even expand.
Former Sons of Guns reality star William Hayden pleaded no contest to two rape charges in Livingston Parish on Wednesday.
Judge Robert H. Morrison III sentenced Hayden to life in prison for aggravated rape and 10 years for aggravated incest. Both sentences will run concurrent with his rape convictions in East Baton Rouge Parish. The 21st Judicial District Court in Livingston Parish noted if the 19th Judicial Court in East Baton Rouge reversed Hayden’s sentence on an appeal, then he would be allowed to withdraw his plea and have a right to trial.
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Never interrupt your enemy when he (or she) is making a mistake . . . The Women’s March is now taking on gun control. It could be a huge mistake.
For all the root causes of gun violence, the history of gun control research has never conclusively shown evidence of progressive gun legislation working. Instead, gun control has had a measurable effect on the Democratic party: it loses them elections.
The history of Democrats jeopardizing elections on a gun control platform is long and well-documented. In 1994, President Bill Clinton marshaled Democrats around his infamous assault weapon ban. The effort is credited with alienating voters enough so that Republicans took back Congress in the midterm elections that year, ceding the House to Clinton’s opposition during the second half of his term.
Ten years later, the ban expired with little fanfare, as studies demonstrated that it had no conclusive effect on gun violence.
Could Cerberus’s masters of the universe have managed the Freedom Group acquisition binge any more ineptly? . . . Cerberus’s Remington Debt Fizzles as Trump Cools Firearms Fervor
Steve Feinberg’s investment in Remington Outdoor Co. is misfiring again.
The billionaire’s buyout fund, Cerberus Capital Management, controls gunmaker Remington, which ironically has struggled ever since Donald Trump, the gun industry’s self-proclaimed “true friend,” was elected president. That wiped out fears of a Hillary Clinton crackdown on firearms, tempered gun sales and drained as much as 36 percent from the value of Remington’s bonds. With almost $1 billion of debt maturing over the next three years, the company has warned it might need to restructure if it can’t refinance at reasonable terms.
It’s the latest headache for Cerberus in its decade-long relationship with the oldest U.S. weapons manufacturer, whose setbacks have included an aborted public offering and an investor revolt after one of its rifles was used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting. More recently, the post-election sales slump has left retailers glutted with too many unsold guns and manufacturers with too much capacity.
“Lemme show you what I brought!” . . . Man shot ‘accidentally’ in the leg at Denver gun show
Witnesses told local media the man was shot accidentally by another attendee at the Tanner Gun Show on Saturday afternoon.
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said a vendor “had a gun discharge and strike another employee”, according to The Denver Post.
Officials would not say how the weapon went off.
Just a guess, but some numnutz broke at least two of the four rules of gun safety. And hurt every other law abiding gun owner in the process.