Friday, May 29, 2015

DC Road Rage Incident - 1 Dead, 1 Wounded

Local news

Gun Violence in Cincinnati at 10-Year High

Local news with video

Kory Watkins Calls for the Death of Those Opposing Open Carry - Guns Dot Com Downplays What He Said

Open carry activist calls for arrest of lawmakers following vote

kory watkins

Where’s The Coverage Of Heroes Who Stop Mass Killings?

Ammoland by John Lott

Heroic citizens stopping someone from killing a large number of people don’t seem to be considered news worthy.

Don’t people want to read about a brave soul risking his life by running towards the sound of gunfire while others run away?  Yet, such stories never get national news coverage by the national mainstream media.

While accidental gunshots get national coverage, few people have any idea how often concealed handgun permit holders stopping mass killings.

The lack of news coverage allows left wing media outlets, such as Mother Jones which should know better, to falsely claim: “In not a single case was [a mass public shooting] stopped by a civilian using a gun.”

The truth is that the more successful these heroes are in preventing people from getting killed, the less media coverage they receive, but the lack of fatalities doesn’t explain the lack of news coverage.  And if the heroes hadn’t been there, the attacks would have been successful and the national mainstream media would have been talking about the attack for days.

It's thoroughly dishonest, as we've come to expect, for John Lott to pretend the lack of coverage of stopped mass killings is because of media bias. It's simply and obviously because there's no proof that something which hasn't happened yet, would have happened.

Having said that, it's also unfair for Mother Jones to imply that no mass shooting has ever been thwarted.

It seems to me that the handful of anecdotal cases cited in the article are just that, a handful of anecdotal cases. The numbers would not add up to much - but of course, no one knows.

North Carolina Students Charged for Senior Prank

Local news with video suggested by George Jefferson with the following remark:

Alarm clocks equal terrorism in America welcome to the police state‏


South Iredell High School was evacuated Tuesday morning after police say a senior prank prompted a bomb search.

Dan Farrell's daughter Shannon Farrell is one of two students arrested.

He said, "I was called by my younger daughter saying my older daughter was taken away by the cops."

Farrell says his daughter told him about the prank to put alarm clocks in the unused locker and have them go off at different times. He said he thought it was harmless.

Troutman Police Chief Matthew Selves said, "We take this pretty seriously."

Seniors Shannon Farrell and Lekia Hall now face a felony charge of hoax by use of a false bomb in a public building, a "Class H" felony and obstruction of justice.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Virginia 2-Year-old Dies - Still No Charges

Local news

A 2-year-old boy has died from injuries sustained when he accidentally shot himself at a home in Lunenburg Monday morning, according to the sheriff's office.

The boy was shot just before 9:30 a.m. at a somewhat secluded home along Doswell Town Road in Meherrin. His family was visiting from out of town for the Memorial Day holiday when he was left alone in a bedroom. Sheriffs say he reached up, grabbed a loaded handgun off a dresser and pulled the trigger, shooting himself.

He was flown to VCU Medical Center in Richmond in critical condition, but died on Wednesday morning. Officials say the family is cooperating with police and officials haven't said whether any charges will be filed.

Colorado Gun Magazine Ban Goes Unenforced, Good People Don’t Care & Shouldn’t

AK Rifle Magazine

Ammoland

Yesterday, I visited a local gun retailer and purchased several 30-round MagPul AR magazines that were on unrestricted display on store shelves. I asked the clerk about the “law,” and he indicated that it was universally, contemptuously ignored and that nobody cared.

When the law was first signed, retailers simply sold normal-capacity magazines dissembled. The purchaser subsequently put the parts back together and went his merry way.

Today, even that cynical pretense has apparently been discarded!

The problem with stupid, intelligence-insulting “laws,” passed by sleazy politicians who never even read them, is that the universal contempt they invariably generate eventually casts a pall of disrespect over the entire body of law!

When one law is disrespected (and should be), and is thus ignored (and should be) and thus largely unenforced (and should be), because even the authorities generally recognize it is stupid and unbeneficial to anyone, the societal glue that holds together our entire Civilization weakens.

When we can’t respect certain laws, we certainly can’t have any respect for politicians who passed them. Likewise, we can’t respect the electorate who put those politicians into office. Suddenly, our entire Civilization no longer deserves our respect!

Excuse me, but aren't those good reasons to obey laws, even those you don't like? Wouldn't truly patriotic citizens want to sacrifice in order to  protect "the societal glue that holds together our entire Civilization?"