This effort is sure to make a big impact in the Empire State . . . Tracing Data to Reduce Gun Trafficking
A new data initiative undertaken by the New York State Office of Attorney General (NYAG) examines the Iron Pipeline’s impact on gun trafficking. The NYAG created the first-of-its-kind project, Target on Trafficking: New York Crime Gun Analysis, and an accompanying online interactive Tracing Analytics Platform to better understand gun trafficking patterns and to assess the efficacy of laws combating illegal guns in New York State. The NYAG report, informed by an analysis of gun trace data, highlights how guns flow into New York from states with weaker gun laws. The platform not only provides data to inform local law enforcement about gun crimes in their own areas, but also carries substantial implications for the future of state and federal gun laws. The data-driven confirmation of the Iron Pipeline’s existence and impact can be used to encourage policy decisions concerning future gun laws in New York and other states, and it showcases the power of data to analyze complex problems.
Another newbie comes into the fold . . . I Went Shooting With A Former ATF Officer, And Here’s What Happened
I spent a day learning techniques to use a handgun to defend myself with Rick Vasquez, a retired Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms officer and professional firearm instructor at a state-of-the-art outdoor gun range in rural West Virginia.
In recent years, a growing number of women in America, particularly black women, are choosing to arm themselves. But when it comes to defending yourself with a firearm, I learned there’s more to it than just being able to shoot a piece of paper well at close range.
Before joining the ATF, Rick trained security forces to keep diplomats safe and embassies secure with the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service. During his time at the ATF, he trained other officers and agents how to shoot and to crack down on illegal weapons-dealing and shady import practices.
What caliber for hammerhead? . . . Jerk fisherman shoots helpless shark to death (click image above to view video)
Disturbing video has emerged of a callous Florida fisherman laughing after shooting a hammerhead shark to death as it dangles helplessly from a fishing rod.
The sickening footage, which is now being investigated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, shows a man in sunglasses and a red cap pointing a small pistol at the helpless shark that was just caught, according to the Miami Herald.
He pumps two bullets into its gills, and chuckles.
Yes. Next question . . . Would Gun-Banners Rather Nicole Carney Had Been Murdered?
What would the gun control advocates, who are really advocates of total firearms prohibition, have wanted to happen in Nicole’s case? What do they think would have happened if Michael had reached the top of the stairs in the snowstorm, with no police on the way to save the day like in the movies? She and her daughter would have only been two more cold, detached numbers to add to the statistics, right?
It is truly disturbing to consider, but many firearms prohibitionists would argue that it would be okay if those “few,” like Nicole, who acted aggressively in self-defense were sacrificed if many others who are killed by abusers who use firearms were “saved.” In their fantasy land, the savage, deranged abusers would magically choose not to kill by all the other means available to them, if only civilian gun possession were permanently prohibited. This is disgusting and ignorant thinking, and it’s getting good women killed.
Some movies should never be re-made. Some cry out for it. Which is this? . . . Death Wish | Official Trailer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents director Eli Roth’s reimagining of the classic 1974 revenge thriller DEATH WISH. Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence when it is rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly vigilante is a guardian angel or a grim reaper. Fury and fate collide in the intense, action-thriller DEATH WISH.
Because it needs doing . . . Why the NRA is going after the media
But then Clinton lost. This was ostensibly good news for the organization, since it meant that even that minor threat to new gun controls was gone. But it also meant that there was no one to push back against.
Or did it? At the Conservative Political Action Conference in February, NRA head Wayne LaPierre gave a remarkable speech during which he offered up a vast, loosely aggregated opposition that was the new threat for gun owners to fear: “leftists,” anarchists, criminals and, of course, “national media machine.”
“For the first time, we also face an enemy utterly dedicated to destroy not just our country, but also Western civilization,” he said — not of foreign invasion, but of liberals and the media.
For those of you trapped in gun-free workplaces:
And yes, this is an actual product.