“You look like you have money, I’m having a bad day.” That’s what a panhandler on a bus in Brooklyn, New York said just before he opened fire with a 9mm yesterday morning. He fired four rounds, striking one man, Jowainza Moloney, in the hand and nearly hitting a pregnant woman sitting nearby. After the panhandler asked Moloney for money and then moved on to a mother with a young child, Moloney stepped in, telling the beggar he needed to get a job and leave other people alone. The beggar then threatened and cursed at Moloney before pulling out the gun. Despite being hit with one round, Moloney wrestled the man to the floor of the bus while the driver drove a couple blocks to the nearest police precinct, where the gunman was arrested. [h/t JaxD] Read on . . .
Attorneys for the retired Tampa cop who shot a man in a movie theatre last month are saying he acted in self-defense. They say that after he left the theatre to complain to management, Curtis Reeves returned and the argument continued. Witnesses say that the deceased, Chad Oulson, threw a bag of popcorn at Reeves, and Reeves’ attorneys say that their client was hit by an unknown dark object and feeling threatened, pulled his .380 from his pocket and fired. Reeves’ attorney went on to say in his motion that “Oulson committed one, possibly two felony crimes against Mr. Reeves prior to the use of deadly force.” One of those is a state law that elevates battery to a felony when the victim is 65 or older. Reeves is still in custody, having been denied bail on his second-degree murder charge. The comments above were made as part of a motion to reduce that charge to manslaughter and grant him bail. That motion has not yet been ruled upon.
New York state officials have touted the SAFE Act as revolutionary legislation, but once you get out of the Big Apple, there’s actually very little love for it. Allegany County prosecutors have brought zero SAFE Act-specific cases since its passage, because, according to DA Keith Slep, “there’s still a second amendment in Allegany County.” He went on to say that “I told (law enforcement agencies) early on don’t even bother bringing me a case if somebody’s not a felon who has eight bullets — I don’t want to hear it; I’ll dismiss it because it’s nonsense.” Kudos to Mr. Slep for understanding what this country is about.
This popped up on my Google Alert for ‘ammunition’ and I’m including it to show you the Aussies know how to party. Also, they talk funny. Police seized weapons, ammunition, and animals at the home of a man associated with the Finks bikie gang. In addition to a rifle, replica firearms, BB guns, ammunition, handcuffs, knives, a baton, and electronic control devices [shock collars], they seized cannabis, cocaine, and methylamphetamines, a 50cm saltwater crocodile, a South American Bird Spider, and an Albino Python. The owner was arrested and taken to the Dee Why Police Station. Yes, that’s an actual place.
A couple weeks ago, MattV2099 introduced his first firearm purchase of 2014, a Draco AK47 Pistol. Here he gives us a quick walkaround.
If that video was a little dry, here’s his first normal (for him) video with that gun. Cooking bacon on the barrel. Yum.
Gotta love the muzzle flash off that Dynacomp. Don’t take it to a crowded range, though, unless you like dirty looks.