Jerry’s back, this time with a modified VTAC 1-5 drill. Six rounds on three targets in 2.17 seconds from the buzzer, including RT. Time from first shot to last… 1.26 seconds. “Get some!” indeed.
The Gun Rights Across America’s Guns Next Door event in October has been mentioned here previously, as well as Moms Demand Attention’s reaction to it: “As a mother I am outraged that they would try to teach my children that not only should they not be leery of strangers, but they shouldn’t be leery of armed strangers…” Now comes evidence that these loony women are going to try to drag Starbucks into it. An NBC article mentions MDA’s “Skip Starbucks Saturday” on August 24th, an “event” that was met with a collective yawn by, well… everyone, and then follows it with the note that Watts said her group will “double their effort” on Saturday, Oct. 19 to prevent coffee drinkers from purchasing Starbucks’ products. I’m sure Starbucks is both thrilled that MDA has chosen their stores to make its stand and simultaneously indifferent to the impact of their protest. [h/t: DrVino]
Someone came to a man’s house in Monterey, CA on Friday and knocked on the door. The resident didn’t feel like answering. A few minutes later he heard his back sliding door open, and in the dry language of the police report, “He encountered the suspect, at which time he shot the suspect.” Good guy: 1, bad guy (in critical condition): 0. A neighbor said, “We have a message for the crooks, and I hope they are listening. We are becoming more vigilant up here.” Roger that. [h/t: David P.]
The Racine (WI) Interfaith Coalition recently hosted a gun buy-up (I refused to call it a buy-back) during which nearly 100 people showed up to dispose of firearms. A few examples were mentioned, notably “An NRA member who laughed as he traded some ‘worthless’ BB guns for donated cash.” They explained this by saying, “Our decision to buy back BB guns was also a deliberate choice. [A recent event] proved BB guns can be used to commit a crime and are often hard to distinguish from the real thing.” Hmm… The only thing it proved to me is that they’re gullible.
And finally, it remains true: Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight. Even if it’s a really big knife. A man attempted to rob a North Little Rock, AR (or is it AK?) pharmacy recently, but when he raised his machete the shop owner pulled out a .45 GLOCK-brand GLOCK, and the would-be robber (and his lookout) beat feet. Police are still searching. [h/t: Steve S.]
Urge California Governor Jerry Brown to VETO gun control bills here: