Saturday, May 10, 2014

I like this advert.

I hear he wears a kilt as well:

Missouri Gun Rights

from ssgmarkcr

 I ran across this news item regarding a proposed change to the Missouri State Constitution. 

"The amendment would define the right to bear arms as "unalienable" and require the state to defend against any "infringement" of that right. It would also include keeping ammunition and defending one's "family" with a firearm as guaranteed constitutional rights.The state constitution already protects the right to bear arms in defense of an individual's home, property and person. Supporters contend the measure would force courts to use a higher standard of review when considering the constitutionality of gun controls."

One thing I found interesting was the mention of a failed initiative vote to require a shall issue permit system which even though spending in favor of the initiative greatly outspent its opponents, it still failed.  After the failure to pass the legislation by initiative, it ended up being passed through the legislature. 

    It will be interesting to see how this fares when it comes up for a vote. 

Verb sap

the right of the people peaceably to assemble
--First Amendment to the US Constitution

To quote Lennon: "You go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow".

Japanese Man Arrested for Possession of 3D Printed Guns

A twenty-seven year old Japanese man was arrested on suspicion of printing and possessing guns. This is the first instance of such an arrest being made in Japan. P
According to ANN News, Yoshitomo Imura allegedly downloaded gun blueprints from a foreign site and then printed the resin guns with his 3D printer. P
Imura had apparently uploaded videos to YouTube in which he fired off what looks to be a 3D printed pistol. Last month, police seized five 3D printed guns from Imura's Kawasaki City home. 
According to authorities, it was possible with two of the guns to pierce over ten pieces of plywood by firing rounds, and thus, the police deemed it was possible to use the guns to kill. P
"I made them myself," Imura is quoted as saying, "but, I didn't know they were illegal."
It is possible to own guns in Japan, but the country has incredibly strict firearms regulations. It's not clear whether others will be also arrested for printing guns, but we're pretty sure this wry Twitter user will evade the law with his printed "gun."

Vermont Veteran with PTSD Shot and Killed by his Son - Prosecutors Call It Justified

This undated photo released by the Vermont National Guard shows Kryn Miner, an Army veteran who was shot and killed by a relative on April 26, 2014 in Essex, Vt., after Miner had threatened family members with a gun. No one has been charged in the shooting. Miner, who had suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, held the position of chief warrant officer 2 and was assigned to the headquarters company of the Guard's 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Photo:        Vermont National Guard, AP / Vermont National Guard

This undated photo released by the Vermont National Guard shows Kryn Miner, an Army veteran who was shot and killed by a relative on April 26, 2014 in Essex, Vt., after Miner had threatened family members with a gun. No one has been charged in the shooting. Miner, who had suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, held the position of chief warrant officer 2 and was assigned to the headquarters company of the Guard's 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Houston Chronicle

No charges will be filed against the child of Kryn Miner, 44, a veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, who was shot and killed inside the family's Essex Junction home last month. Miner had threatened to kill his four children, physically assaulted his wife and threw a loaded handgun to the teen who came to her aid. "Do you want to play the gun game?" Miner — who served in the 82nd Airborne Division and was sniper qualified — asked the teen, according to authorities. The teen said no, but fired six shots when Miner pulled another gun from a bag. Miner was hit five times.

Montana killing: Deadly clash of teenage mischief, pot, and self-defense?

This is the title of an Article from the Christian Science Monitor where this is revealed that the killer of a German exchange stusdent:
Kaarma’s live-in girlfriend told neighbors that someone had stolen marijuana from the firefighter’s garage stash on several occasions. Investigators say they removed a glass jar full of pot during the course of their investigation.
What the fuck?  Marijuana possession is a crime in Montana, and it could be a felony or federal crime if there was enough for it to be considered enough for possession with intent to deliver.

But, it gets even better:
Some self-defense experts say the shooting may become a limit-tester for a new breed of self-defense laws debated ferociously since the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., in 2012.
Seriously, can you actually lure someone and kill them while claiming self-defence?  Especially if they are unarmed?  How can people seriously defend the luring and murder of someone? Have people in the US completely lost it?

And you wonder why I have no interest in what you have to say.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Gun Nut the Gathering

Of course, they left out "Dickhead who fancies himself to be a wild west gunslinger"

Tennessee Lawful Gun Owner Gets Drunk and Shoots at the Wife and Kids

Rogersville man charged after allegedly firing pistol during domestic dispute
Miguel Angel Salinas

Local news reports (via Southern Beale)

A Rogersville man was arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly firing a handgun in the proximity of his wife and three children during an alcohol-fueled argument.
Around 3:37 a.m. Saturday, Hawkins County Sheriff's Office Deputy Gary Lawson was dispatched to 312 Arrow Head Drive in Rogersville on a complaint of a domestic dispute involving a firearm.
Upon his arrival, Lawson reportedly observed a woman and three female children running from the residence screaming.
Through her daughter Mrs. Salinas stated that her husband, Miguel Angel Salinas, 31, of that address, had been drinking that night and started arguing with her.
"Then he pulled a pistol out and pointed it at her, and told her he would kill her," Lawson stated in his report. "Griselda stated they went outside where he fired one shot into the air. Griselda said she went back into the residence, where Miguel then fired the weapon inside the residence close to where she was standing."
Mr. Salinas turned over the Beretta .25-caliber handgun, which was hidden in a couch cushion.
The pistol had a spent shell casing stuck in the chamber, and Lawson reported observing that the barrel of the pistol was still warm to the touch.
Salinas was charged with aggravated assault.

Hillary Clinton: It's Time to Rein In Gun Rights

Hillary Clinton is pictured. | Getty


Hillary Clinton on Tuesday offered her most detailed comments on domestic policy in months, calling for tighter gun restrictions while also going to bat for Obamacare and warning that rising economic inequality is contributing to “social collapse.”

As to whether she’ll run for the White House, however, Clinton said she’s still mulling it because there’s “a cost to everything.”

The former secretary of state, who would be the Democratic frontrunner in 2016 should she run, was delivering the keynote address at a conference held by the National Council for Behavioral Health, an organization that focuses on mental health.

“We have to rein in what has become [an] almost article of faith, that anybody can own a gun anywhere, anytime. And I don’t believe that,” she said, as applause drowned her out.

Sarah Palin's Convoluted Justification of her "Waterboarding is Baptism" Remarks

Charisma News

"Perhaps hypocritical folks who only want Freedom of Speech to apply to those who agree with their liberal agenda might want to consider that the evil terrorists who were the brunt of my one-liner would be the first to strip away ALL our rights if given the chance. That’s why we do whatever we can to prevent them from killing innocent people. And for that, we should NEVER apologize."

Thursday, May 8, 2014


 And while you morons were being distracted with some serious non-issues, you end up with climate (and other) disaster while you were paying attention on other things:

Warming 'increasingly disruptive' across US - report

Feel fucking brilliant as you were guided into disaster by not having enough brain power and critical thinking skills to tell the difference between your arse and a hole in the ground.

Sheeple?  You morons ever been on a farm?

Old Common Law treatises on carrying of firearms and arms

Think the common law gave people the right to carry weapons or that walking about with a weapon is in someway not something the cops should investigate?

Here are some old legal texts about carrying weapons in public:

The Country Justice, by Michael Dalton, from a facsimile of the 1655 edition, as produced in 1996 by The Legal Classics Library, Special Edition Copyright, Division of Gryphon Editions, New York.
So of such as shall carry any Gunnes, Dagges, or Pistols that be charged; or that shall go apparelled with privy Coats or Doublets, the Justice may cause them to finde sureties for the Peace, and may take away such weapons.
William Rawle, A View of the Constitution of the United States 125--26 1829 (2d ed.)
This right ought not, however, in any government, to be abused to the disturbance of the public peace.
An assemblage of persons with arms, for an unlawful purpose, is an indictable offence, and even the carrying of arms abroad by a single individual, attended with circumstances giving just reason to fear that he purposes to make an unlawful use of them, would be sufficient cause to require him to give surety of the peace. If he refused he would be liable to imprisonment.
By the way, the First Amendment right is:
or the right of the people peaceably to assemble
I know that the term "conservative" has come to have a meaning of something along the lines of being out of touch with reality, or just plain off insane in United States usage, but that shouldn't have changed the meaning of the term peaceably to mean people who are armed.

I don't care what planet you are from or what universe you inhabit in your diseased minds, but carrying weapons and peaceably are incompatible.

As for people calling the cops on open carriers, people are immune from prosecution if 
you have a valid belief that a crime might be committed. As one site said, criminals feel free to commit crimes, damaging more communities and individuals if no one reports suspicious activity or reports a crime.

If anything, these idiots are a godsend for a mass shooter since they will hope that people will not notice them and do anything.

I think most police departments would rather investigate a person with a gun than have a massacre.

If anyone should get shit for wasting police time, it's the open carriers. But, they want to attract police attention.

And the actual standard would be that the activity "Raises a reasonable concern for public safety."  In other words, the cops would be justified in checking out the open carry person in Georgia where he was intimidating the people at a little league game would not be based upon his merely carrying, but because he was acting in a way that was disturbing the peace.

After all, wouldn't you want to be certain that someone you didn't know who was carrying
a gun wasn't a threat?

Or would you prefer that you are enabling someone who slaughters in a mass shooting?

See also:

Alan Gottlieb's Advice - Take the Lead on Background Checks

Understanding the New Face of Modern Warfare

Top Computer Science Degrees


The Famous Deju Vu Album Cover Photo

The photo story

The backyard where the Déjà Vu photo was taken The owner of the house further writes to 4WaySite: "My parents somehow got in with the local rock & roll network, as our house was also leased by members of The Grateful Dead, and Dave Mason. Steve Miller lived up the hill from us for a time during the late 70’s. Neil Schon and another Journey band member also lived nearby. My parents bought the property in the early 60’s (c. 1962) as a second home and winter rental property. I can remember my father talking about the lease for the house to CSN. He had a 'NO CROSBY' clause built into the lease preventing David from setting foot on the property. Crosby had a reputation for trashing places and my father wanted to keep the house in tact. Well, as you can see, that clause was ignored. However, all our living room furniture was removed and placed in the open air car port during the time they were there. Needless to say the furniture did not do well in the car port."

Graham Nash: "We tried to look like we thought our ancestors might have looked one hundred years ago". 

After visiting a costume store, they congregated in Crosby's backyard. Each member had been transformed: Crosby into Buffalo Bill Cody (complete with rifle), Stills into a Confederate soldier, Nash into a pipe-smoking worker, Young a cagey gunfighter. Again the owner of the house: "The chest used as a prop in the photo, belongs to us and is still in the house."

Wisconsin 3-Year-old Dead - No Charges - It Was Just an Accident

A 3-year-old Milwaukee boy remained in critical condition Monday after shooting himself with a gun he found in the glove box of his mother’s car.
It happened after Kevin Donald’s family returned form a shopping trip on Saturday, WITI reports. While adults weren’t looking, Kevin somehow got a hold of the gun and shot himself in the head.
Police are still investigating, but so far the shooting appears to be a tragic accident. No arrests have been made..
“He thought it was a toy, like we say. Accidents happen, and this was one of the times that it was a major accident,” grandmother Jane Triplett told the station.
Triplett said that her daughter began carrying the weapon after she got carjacked three years ago.

Lying Kurt Hofmann Calls Maryland Gun Dealer Andy Raymond a Quisling, Thereby Supporting and Encouraging the Death Threats

St. Louis Examiner

Strong enough, indeed, that Raymond soon beat his own hasty retreat, ending his "smart gun" sales plan before it had begun--but not without posting a rage-filled, whiskey-fueled, obscenity-laden rant on video (see sidebar video if extensive use of very strong language does not offend you) condemning gun rights advocates who had expressed their objections to his plan.

Kurt is so passionate about the cause, he feels no need to constrain himself within the bounds of honesty.  Anyone who watched the video knows that Mr. Raymond was not railing against "gun rights advocates who had expressed their objections to his plan."  He was railing against the fanatics who THREATENED HIS LIFE because of his plan to reach fence sitters and gun control folks by selling smart guns.

By calling the man a quisling, Kurt, who has an exceptional grasp of the English language and its nuances, is purposely supporting those fanatics and encouraging others to act similarly. 

Lawful Pennsylvania Gun Owner Unintentionally Shoots and Kills his 11-Year-old Nephew

Local news reports

Last, he took out a Glock 27 .40-caliber handgun that has a laser sight. Olm said there was no magazine in it, but he did not work the action to check or clear it.
He was holding the pistol and showing the boys the laser on the ceiling and the wall.
Then, Olm pointed the laser at his nephew.
One of the boys (Olm could not recollect which one, according to court papers) said: “Look, you have a red dot on your forehead.”
His nephew reached out for the gun and Olm pulled the trigger.
The gun went off.
The bullet struck the child in the forehead, above an eye. He began bleeding and fell over.

Open Carry Texas Idiot

Freak Out Nation

"Guns for self-defense are just fine by me, but when you use them simply for ‘perversion’ then I have a problem with that."

Marine Veteran Hopes for Release from Tijuana Prison

Andrew Tahmooressi is being held at Tijuana's La Mesa Penitentiary. The 25-year-old Marine Corps combat veteran was arrested on weapons charges.

Link provided by Flying Junior, who lives in San Diego, with the following comment:

Just heard about this one.  Should fire up the faithful.  The consensus around here is the guy most likely had been drinking because it is very difficult to miss the border into Mexico.  Still, some claim it is plausible.  Interstate Freeway Five terminates at the Mexican border, but there are numerous signs warning of the approaching border, a sign that warns last U.S. exit and even a last ditch U-turn that leaves you in U.S. soil.

This guy just blew right up to the Mexico-U.S.A. border at San Ysidro and actually told Mexican Customs that he had three guns in the car.  Languishing in the Tijuana Penitentiary System awaiting trial.  They will no doubt figure out a way to send him home once he appears before a judge.  One funny thing about this story.  He actually tried to escape by climbing a wall and the Mexican guard was able to scare him back by firing into the wall instead of trying to kill him.  I think he wants the American Embassy to save him.

Andrew Tahmooressi said he was hoping for a new beginning when he drove from Florida to California in March, with all of his worldly possessions inside his Ford F-150 truck. The 25-year-old Marine reservist had dropped out of college, broken up with his girlfriend, and was uncertain of his future.
But a trip to Mexico certainly was not part of his plan, he said.
Tahmooressi is being held in a Tijuana prison on federal weapons charges — all the result, he said, of missing the last exit on Interstate 5 and accidentally crossing the border with three firearms.

Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi --- is being held at Tijuana's La Mesa Penitentiary. The 25 year old Marine Corps combat veteran is being held on weapons charges. Alejandro Tamayo

“I never meant to be in Mexico,” Tahmooressi said in an interview Saturday afternoon at the La Mesa State Penitentiary. “I had no bad intentions, I had no intentions of smuggling my weapons, I had no intentions of selling them or anything of the sort.”
The charges include possession of two firearms meant for exclusive use of the Mexican military; bail is not permitted. If convicted, he faces six to 21 years in a Mexican prison, said his Tijuana attorneys.
Tahmooressi’s arrest in Mexico came less than two weeks after arriving in San Diego from Daytona Beach, where he had most recently been living. He had abandoned studies to be a pilot, then a mechanical engineer, and had recently broken up with his girlfriend. He had driven across the country with everything he owned, including a motorcycle, bicycle and three firearms: a 12-gauge shotgun, a .45 caliber pistol, and an AR-15, all registered.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Vive la France!

One way France is light years better than the US:  Poop scooping Parisian motorcylists!

A better look at what's going on above:

 See also:

Saul Cornell on Heller

I may not agree with him on everything, but he is pretty bang on in the American Constitution Society blog post History and 'Heller': The Past as a Two-Edged Sword. I thought about excerpting it, but it's pretty good:
In District of Columbia v. Heller, Justice Scalia engaged in a revisionist exercise, rewriting history to further his ideological agenda. If you have any doubts about this proposition, just consider the following: according to Heller’s logic, it would have been okay for the first Congress to pass a law making muskets illegal in the District of Columbia, but Congress would have been prohibited from banning dueling pistols. Such a conclusion is pretty hard to reconcile with the Amendment’s text and history.
Scalia’s majority opinion is an example of the new originalism. Following the wacky logic of this theory, Scalia argues that the Founding era would not have treated the Amendment’s preamble as the “key to open the mind of the makers” of the text. Instead, Justice Scalia believes that the average competent speaker of eighteenth-century American English would have looked at the text and said, “Yep, we should read this backwards.” (Just try to find a John Marshall decision where he reads a text backwards.) Where does the evidence for this novel technique come from, you may ask? The answer: from legal treatises written in the middle of the 19th century. Either Justice Scalia does not understand that legal thought changed in the tumultuous decades after ratification or he believes in time travel. (I hope it is the latter, since that would be crazy but interesting. The former claim is just intellectually embarrassing.)
Heller’s misuse of history borders on the scandalous, but we are pretty much stuck with it. The decision also points to history as the starting point for evaluating gun laws. Of course, this raises the thorny question about which history matters most when seeking to understand the meaning and scope of the right: Founding era, Reconstruction, the last century (or the future—Heller already assumes the existence of time travel—why not)?
Some gun rights advocates interpret Heller’s assertion that “constitutional rights are enshrined with the scope they were understood to have when the people adopted them" to mean only laws on the books in 1791 count. This claim about original meaning is seriously flawed. The original meaning of a text is not the same as the original expected application of the text. Indeed, Scalia’s opinion mocks the idea that the right to bear arms would only apply to Revolutionary era muskets; so, if that it is true, it is hard to see how only laws regulating muskets are legal from a constitutional perspective.
Finally, gun rights champions ought to be a bit more careful about what they wish for, because sometimes wishes come true. If we froze the Second Amendment’s meaning and scope as of 1791, it would mean no right to stand your ground; no right to carry, in most cases; required government inspection of privately owned firearms; and a host of other regulations. Perhaps we should turn the clock back to 1791 and give gun rights extremists the real historical Second Amendment they crave.

I trust Saul Cornell on this subject far more than some asshole in the internet.

More truth in advertising

And while we're at it, this one from the February 2014 issue of Guns & Ammo.

No, they're just cosmetic features. It's the firearm features that kill you.

Gallup Poll on People Who Would Like to Move to Another State

Gallup - on TTAG Farago saw all kinds of implications for the gun debate.U.S. State Residents' Desire to Move to a Different State, 2013States Where the Most Residents Would Leave if They Could, June-December 2013States Where the Fewest Residents Would Leave if They Could, June-December 2013

Minnesota Mass Shooting Narrowly Averted

Star Tribune

John David LaDue had it all figured out. He would kill his mother, father and sister and then create a diversion to keep first responders busy while he went to Waseca Junior/Senior High School to wreak havoc.
There, the 17-year-old planned to set off pressure-cooker bombs full of nails and metal ball bearings in the cafeteria. Students who weren’t maimed or killed would be gunned down in the halls, he told police.
After his arrest Tuesday, the high school junior said he intended to kill “as many students as he could,” before he was killed by the SWAT team, according to charging documents filed in Waseca County District Court.
LaDue was charged Thursday with four counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree damage to property and six counts of possession of a bomb by someone under 18. Police found seven firearms and at least six completed bombs in his bedroom and in the storage unit where he was arrested.
The criminal complaint said LaDue told police that he originally planned the attack for April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre that killed 13 people in Littleton, Colo., in 1999.
That was thwarted because that day was Easter Sunday and there was no school.

Tacoma Background Checks

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Cenk Uygur on the Rejuvenated Benghazi Nonsense

Wichita Safe Storage Repealed - Accidental Shootings Increased

There was a time in Wichita when an ordinance required adults to properly secure guns around children.

Some people, including the mayor, wish it was still that way. Others say that a law is not the solution to protecting children.
For 12 years, Wichita had an ordinance regulating gun storage around children. The Wichita law required that guns be properly secured if someone under 18 could have access and required that adults keep guns unloaded, locked away or secured with trigger locks. The City Council adopted the ordinance – punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and up to a year in jail – in 1993 after a rash of accidental shootings involving children. In a little over two years, from January 1991 through April 1993, police recorded 69 firearms accidents in Wichita that resulted in death or injury. In 26 of the cases, the victim was under 18.
In 2005, the Wichita gun storage ordinance was repealed because a state law nullified it.
After the ordinance was repealed, from 2007 through 2013, Wichita police recorded on average eight accidental shootings at homes each year, according to numbers Lt. Dan East provided Friday. In 2013, 10 shootings were reported. No other details of those accidental shootings, including whether they involved children, were available, East said.
On the state level, there is no law specifically involving safe gun storage, said Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett.
Last month, the governor signed into law a bill that will prohibit local governments from enforcing local gun ordinances and will make gun laws uniform across the state.

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Mass Shooting in Arkansas - Not a Gun Free Zone - 3 Dead, 4 Wounded


A gunman shot six people at an Arkansas home Saturday, killing a man and a teenager and critically wounding two boys, before fatally shooting a worker at a nearby business, police said.
The suspected gunman was later found dead of a gunshot wound in the driver's seat of a stopped car, Jonesboro police Sgt. Doug Formon said at an evening news conference. It was not immediately clear if the gunshot was self-inflicted.
Formon said a man and a 13-year-old girl were killed Saturday afternoon inside the home in east Jonesboro, Arkansas, where it appeared a family was having a party or gathering.
Four other people were injured and were taken to hospitals in Memphis, Tennessee. Formon said the children, ages 8 and 10, were transported in critical condition.
Police received a 911 call about the shooting at the home around 1:00 p.m. Police responded at 1:22 p.m. to a report of a second shooting at a business near a U.S. highway. Forman said the worker was found shot to death at the second site, where construction and lawn work had been ongoing.
Around 3:30 p.m., Formon said, a farmer or passing motorist called 911 to report a car parked in the middle of a county road. A deputy responded and found the stopped car with the suspected gunman inside.

Georgia Religious Leaders Opt Out of Guns in Churches

Global Post

Leaders of two Christian denominations in Georgia said this week that guns had no place in their churches and they would opt out of a new state law allowing firearms in houses of worship as part of a broad expansion of gun rights.
The law, which takes effect on July 1, permits lawful gun owners to bring weapons into public places such as churches and bars, but allows church officials and bar owners to ban guns from their buildings.
Atlanta's Catholic archbishop, Wilton Gregory, wrote in the diocese's newspaper on Wednesday that he opposed the measure, which was passed by the state's Republican-led legislature and signed last month by Republican Governor Nathan Deal.
"The last thing we need is more firearms in public places, especially in those places frequented by children and the vulnerable," Gregory said, adding he will allow only police and military officials to bring weapons into diocesan churches.
The state's two Episcopal bishops have announced similar decisions for that denomination's churches in Georgia.
"My judgment and this policy are based on the normative understanding of the teachings of Jesus as the Episcopal Church has received them," the Reverend Robert Wright, bishop of the church's Atlanta diocese, wrote on Monday.

The History of Mental Health Therapy

Best Counseling Degrees


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Drunken California Man Shot by Homeowner after Trying to Enter the Wrong House

Guns dot com has the biased version of events. San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 -

Bid Disappointment for Gun Rights - The Supremes Refuse to Hear Drake

Guns dot com

After postponing debate on the important Second Amendment case for two consecutive weeks, the Supreme Court declined to hear Drake v. Jerejian in orders released this morning.
The proposed case would have challenged strict ‘may-issue’ practices. At the center of it was John Drake, a New Jersey ATM business owner, who was denied a concealed carry permit because he could not satisfy the state’s definition of “good cause.”
The Second Amendment Foundation, the National Rifle Association, 19 states and 34 congressional representatives supported the lawsuit.
The Supreme Court did not comment on reasons why it denied the case and is not required to. The orders released today, from Friday’s conference, denied certiorari for more than 100 cases including Drake, while granting to hear two.

South Carolina Domestic Murder - He Was a Lawful Gun Owner in Spite of his Illness and Medication

Susan Mayfield
Susan Mayfield

Local news reports 

A Jackson ophthalmologist is accused of shooting his wife in their home on Wednesday night. 

Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green said Bill Mayfield, 68, was charged with murder after he shot Susan Mayfield, 67, during what appears to have been a domestic disturbance at their home on St. Andrews Drive. 

Susan Mayfield reportedly was transported by ambulance and died at the hospital. Susan Mayfield's brother-in-law, Tom Davis, said Bill Mayfield has Parkinson's Disease, and had been on medications that had made him act erratically in the past, including one other time in which he thought Susan was threatening him. 

"I have never known two people more loving and devoted to each other. This is just a tragic accident that has ruined the lives of two wonderful people," said Davis, of Inman, SC.

The Byron Smith Audio

New Hampshire Double Murder and Suicide - Lawful Gun Owner? Concealed Carry Permit Holder?

Local news reports

A man linked to a double shooting in Nashua, N.H., late yesterday afternoon died last night of what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head while sitting in a car parked near Market Basket at 700 Essex St.
Police would not release the name of the man, who was described as being in his early to mid-30s and with possible ties to the Lawrence area.
About 9 p.m., Lawrence Police Sgt. Shawn Quaglietta spotted a car matching one mentioned less than an hour earlier in police bulletins in connection with the double shooting in Nashua hours earlier.
Soon after Quaglietta spotted the car, the man shot himself. Quaglietta called for an ambulance as other detectives and patrol officers converged on the scene. 

NRA Hypnosis

NRA Hypnosis from MarkFiore on Vimeo.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Louisiana Teen Dead - No Charges Because it Was Only an Accident

Local news reports

A teenager died Thursday afternoon in an accidental shooting in Tioga, authorities reported today.

The victim was Tony Lawson, 17 of Tioga, according to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.

“The victim and some friends were mishandling a firearm that they presumed was unloaded, and it discharged, striking the victim once,” Sheriff William Earl Hilton said in a news release.

The release states that "it appears this was an accidental shooting."

Kansas City Woman Dead from Accidental Shooting - Teen Shooters Charged

Local news reports

Two teenagers are charged in what authorities say was an accidental shooting death of a Kansas City woman.

Jackson County authorities say 40-year-old Tina Castor died Tuesday after she was shot while sitting in a friend's car.

The two suspects, both 16, were playing with guns in the back seat of the car. Investigators say one of the teenagers, a relative of Castro's, touched a trigger of a gun and fired a single shot into her back. She died at the scene.

The Kansas City Star reports the teenagers have been charged as juveniles with involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Too Much Truth in Advertising

It seems some open carry idiots activists actually caused workers at a Jack in the Box in Fort Worth to lock themselves in a freezer for safety.

The problem is that these laws were meant for sportsmen in the wilderness: not morons in developed areas to walk around armed scaring the crap out of people.

Florida Bill to Allow People to Carry Weapons During Emergencies Appears Dead

Naples news reports

After more than an hour of discussion Thursday, it appeared legislation creating an exemption to state concealed weapons laws during a mandatory evacuation might be dead this legislative session.

The Senate bill (SB 296) allows for those without a permit to carry a concealed weapon when the governor calls for a mandatory state of emergency like a hurricane. An amendment that passed 23-15 limited the exemption to 24 hours after the evacuation is declared.

That didn’t sit well with the bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, so he “temporarily postponed” his bill. With just one day left in this year’s legislative session, it means the bill likely won’t pass.

State Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, the amendment’s author, said the underlying bill didn’t give clear enough parameters to when the exemption ended.

“Where I have a little difficulty is the lack of specificity in what your language means,” he said of the amendment, which was written by the Florida Sheriff’s Association.

Brandes said he opposed the amendment because he didn’t want people to get in trouble during the “25th hour.”

Gun Show vs. Gun Shop

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