Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Conflating Two Good Ideas - Disqualifying Those on the Terror Watch List and Universal Background Checks

‘NRA’s Sick Jihad': N.Y. tabloid declares war on the NRA

(New York Daily News)

The Washington Post

A New York tabloid is calling the National Rifle Association's platform "sick jihad" and the organization's leader "Jihadi Wayne" after the organization fought legislation that would prohibit people on the government's watch-list for terrorists and suspected terrorists from purchasing guns.

The New York Daily News, a longtime NRA adversary, has published two front-page stories during the past week calling out the NRA and its "gun-loving Republican cohorts" for opposing legislation that would block people on the watch-list from purchasing firearms.

The tabloid's response comes after The Washington Post and others reported that, over the past decade, more than 2,000 terror suspects legally purchased guns in the United States — and a bill to put an end to it had hit NRA resistance. 

"These bills have rarely made it out of committee, in part due to vehement opposition from the National Rifle Association and its allies in Congress," Wonkblog's Chris Ingraham wrote last week.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Concealed Carry Shootings Now Part of Chicago's Gun Reality

Chicago Tribune - an interesting article about concealed carry guys acting properly - then there's this:
Later that month, a man attempted to help police foil an armed robbery at a south suburban Crestwood phone store by firing at the fleeing suspect. A police officer had to duck for cover when the unidentified license holder fired at the suspect.
None of those shooters was charged. Illinois law says firearms can be used in cases of imminent danger and in defense of self and others.