Crosby: Ted isn’t in the HOF because he sucks . . . David Crosby says lack of talent, not politics, is keeping Ted Nugent out of Hall of Fame
David Crosby has no time for Ted Nugent whining that he hasn’t been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because of his conservative politics.
After the Trump-supporting rocker told a radio station that he thinks he’s been excluded from the Hall because of his outspoken support for the National Rifle Association, Crosby offered a different explanation, the Daily News reported.
“The a–hole just isn’t good enough,” Crosby responded to a fan on Twitter.
Flaccid performance . . . Dick’s In the Crosshairs as Gun Sales Continue to Disappoint
Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) shares were falling double digits early Tuesday following the company’s second quarter earnings miss, which it blamed on weak results from its hunting segment.
But the truth is, while gun sales have experienced a sharp decline since President Donald Trump took office, the hunting segment has been in a downtrend since the 1980s, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Despite that, the wildlife recreation activities segment experienced a 3% growth rate from 2006 to 2011, with Americans spending a total of nearly $34 billion.
Dick’s said that weakness in its hunting segment will force the company to offer discounts in the back half of the year. Dick’s also lowered its profit expectations.
New Jersey discovers the potential benefits of Chris Collins’ SAGA . . . Bill Introduced in Congress Would Ban NJ’s Gun Control Laws
Now this is a bill we can support – The Second Amendment Guarantee Act, introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), would ban most of NJ’s gun control laws.
Drafted for people living in states like New Jersey, the Second Amendment Guarantee Act (SAGA) would prevent states from being able to ban any weapons that are legal under Federal Law. “This legislation would protect the Second Amendment rights of New Yorkers that were unjustly taken away by Andrew Cuomo,” said Collins.
“I am a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment and have fought against all efforts to condemn these rights. I stand with the law-abiding citizens of this state that have been outraged by the SAFE Act and voice my commitment to roll back these regulations.”
Disgraced former ‘Bama governor gets his 2A rights back . . . Former Gov. Robert Bentley has gun rights restored
Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has won his fight to restore his right to bear arms.
On Aug. 10, District Judge Joanne Jannik ruled that the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office “did not meet its burden of proving, by clear and convincing evidence, that the plaintiff (Bentley) having a concealed carry permit causes a justifiable concern for public safety. Therefore, the revocation of the plaintiff’s permit is reversed and the sheriff is directed to reinstate the plaintiff’s permit.”
Bentley’s permit was revoked days after the former governor resigned on April 10 and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor campaign and ethics charges that arose during the investigation of an alleged affair with a top aide.
There’s no reason to let this continue one day longer . . . Republicans press Trump DOJ to end Obama-era program that ‘targeted’ gun dealers
Top House Republicans are asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end an Obama-era Justice Department program that has ensnared firearms dealers and other legitimate merchants while attempting to cut off credit to sham businesses.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and the other GOP lawmakers said in an Aug. 10 letter that they want the department and related federal agencies to formally “repudiate” Operation Choke Point guidelines. The program attempted to discourage banks from offering financial services to “high risk” customers but was accused of unfairly going after legal businesses including firearms dealers.
Never mind that reports on the ground said the militia members did more to calm things down than the local police did . . . How Charlottesville May Change the Debate Over Armed Militias and Open Carry
As the turmoil escalated in Charlottesville, the Virginia National Guard worried that the public would confuse Guardsmen and militiamen. At 12:04 p.m. on Saturday, not long after Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency, the National Guard tweeted a message alerting people to look for the “MP” patch distinguishing its troops, who had been deployed to try to restore order, from the camouflaged militia members patrolling the scene.
McAuliffe has suggested that the militias constrained law enforcement’s initial response. “You saw the militia walking down the street, you would have thought they were an army,” the governor said during an interview on Sunday. “They had better equipment than our State Police had.”
The king of pew, pew pew . . . Smooth Criminal: Michael Jackson statue given rifle by Rio narcos
Rio de Janeiro drug gangsters gave a famous statue of Michael Jackson a scary new prop in a photo circulating on Brazilian social media: an assault rifle.
Police said Monday that the picture, in which the military style semi-automatic is slung around the King of Pop’s neck, was taken “by criminals.”