Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Florida Man Shoots and Kills Sleeping Wife in Tamarac Home, Calls it Accidental

Authorities are investigating after they say a man claimed he accidentally shot and killed his sleeping wife in their Tamarac home early Tuesday.

Jason Browdy, 35, told deputies he accidentally shot his wife, Monique Browdy, in the head as she lay in their bed, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sen. Chuck Schumer Vows Major Push to Get Gun Control Legislation Through Congress

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer called for common-sense gun control laws after latest massacre in Charleston, S.C. 

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer called for common-sense gun control laws after latest massacre in Charleston, S.C. 

NY Daily News

Sen. Chuck Schumer vowed Sunday to make a major push to get new gun control legislation through Congress, connecting the Charleston massacre to other mass killings that have rocked the country.

“Everyone in the world scratches their heads and says what is wrong with America here,” Schumer (D-N.Y.) said, listing the Newtown, Conn.; Aurora, Colo., and Virginia Tech mass killings.

Schumer proposed three components of “common-sense” legislation: increasing the strength of gun background checks, particularly to weed out mentally ill individuals; requiring background checks at gun shows, and cracking down on the flow of guns from the South to cities in the Northeast.

Michigan 3-Year-old Dead - Lengthy Investigation Underway

Local news

A 3-year-old boy was killed when he accidentally shot himself in Franklin Township Sunday according to Michigan State Police.

Jonathan Kaufman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accidental shooting happened around 1:30 p.m.

The child was alone inside the home and found a loaded .40 caliber handgun stored in a closet.  His father and older brother were outside.

The incident is under investigation by the Michigan State Police.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

In Japan, Even the Gun Enthusiasts Are In Favor of Gun Control

Washington Post

Here’s how it works in Japan.

If you want to apply for a permit to shoot and own a gun (there are no rentals), you must first attend a class on gun laws and gun safety, then pass a written test.

Next, submit all of the paperwork — including your family, work and educational background, and a medical certificate declaring that you’re not depressed or an alcoholic, among other things — to the police, who will also check out your criminal record and look into whether you’ve had any domestic or neighborhood disputes. A police officer will visit your home to see where and how you intend to store your equipment.

Then you must attend a full-day training course where instructors teach basics such as etiquette at shooting ranges, how to handle guns and how to hit a target.

If you pass the shooting test, you can apply for a permit. Once it is issued, you can go to buy a gun, then take it to a police station for inspection and registration. Only the registered person can fire that gun.

The permit is valid for three years. To renew it, a gun owner must enroll in a refresher course and pass a practical test.

Where would you keep your gun? In your gun locker, of course, which regulations stipulate must be affixed to the wall, have three locks on the outside and a metal chain on the inside to run through the trigger guard.

Your ammunition will of course be kept in a separate, locked safe, per regulations, and you will probably keep the bolt in a yet another safe. This last part is just an advisory to make sure the gun is fully disabled, but almost all Japanese comply.

“This is probably our national character, but people seriously follow the laws and keep their guns and bullets according to the regulations,” said Toshiaki Okazaki, an inspector in the community safety department of the Kanagawa Prefectural Police, which incorporates Isehara.

Okazaki said he had never found a gun owner who was storing his equipment incorrectly. “How they keep guns at home is actually one of the most strictly monitored parts of the process,” he said.
Think such rules sound excessive? Not here, they don’t. In Japan, even the gun enthusiasts are in favor of such restrictions.

Louis Farrakhan's Take

Louis Farrakhan. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The Blaze

“White folks march with you because they don’t want you upset in the city,” Farrakhan said during his speech, a portion which was published online by WMAL. “They don’t give a damn about them nine. When they arrested that skunk …. they took him to the Burger King.”

“Man just killed nine human beings, and you know what they were saying? ‘You did a good job. Kill all them n******!’” he added.

Farrakhan then took aim at the American flag.

“I don’t know what the hell the fight is about over the Confederate flag! We need to put the American flag down because we’ve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag!” he said.

“Who are we fighting today? It’s the people that carry the American flag,” Farrakhan continued. “What flag do the police have? What flag flies over the non-Justice Department? What flag flies over the White House?”

The Nation of Islam leader said that taking the Confederate flag is “easy,” but not enough.

Saturday, June 27, 2015