Flying Unicorns have invaded Washington, D.C. according to Emily Miller

Tongue in cheek with all due respect to Ms. Miller…But I saw this on Twitter and had the same reaction Jason did this morning when I told him I wanted a supply of tampons for my emergency medical kits. If true, I’m floored. And some of that is because I’ve got not so great history with D.C. Metro.

I was threatened with arrest told ,”we can take pictures of people…not infrastructure,” for attempting to take the image below in 2011. Yeah, because terrorists routinely go about openly photographing architectural features with $5000 camera rigs.  It’s a publicly visible space…I had every right to shoot it but, I wasn’t interested in staying in D.C. or going to court to prove it. I was pleasantly surprised to find I’d actually captured this image two days earlier on a previous attempt. Don’t know where that cop or any of his co-workers were a month later when some turd pulled out an AK to shoot at the White House. Clearly, so long as D.C. Metro and the Secret Service are on the case, you can be assured they’ll trample your rights at every turn but, they’ll never protect you. No, I’m not bitter at all.
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Dr. Lee Silverman praised (rather than persecuted) by Mercy Health Systems

We are thankful for the swift action of Dr. Lee Silverman, Dr. Jeffrey Dekret, John D’Alonzo and the other colleagues and visitors who took brave and difficult action during yesterday’s tragic event. We extend our condolences to Theresa Hunt’s family, and we are praying for Dr. Silverman’s speedy recovery. We look forward to Dr. Silverman’s return to serving patients at our hospital. We will do all we can to support the victims during this difficult time.

We continue to work with the Delaware County authorities to understand fully the details of the event. We are reviewing our policies and procedures to ensure a safe environment. We are committed to serving as a compassionate and healing presence in our communities, and we are grateful for the outpouring of community support

via We are thankful for the swift action of Dr. Lee… – Mercy Health System.

The Mercy Health Systems facility in which this shooting happened has a written policy against employees carrying or possessing guns on the premises. With that in mind, it was feared the good doctor would face termination for cause (violation of written policy) but, for the moment, it appears Mercy Health Systems is applying real common sense, recognizing that were it not for doctor Silverman’s actions, the shooter would have killed or injured many more people.

Mom’s Demand Action, the Brady Campaign, and others of their ilk try their best to downplay or dismiss Silverman’s actions because they have long maintained that no such incident ever has or could be stopped by an armed citizen. Even the media are trying their best to find a way, any way, to continue the mantra, “guns are bad,” by finding any psychiatrist they can to confirm what they want you to hear.

“My guess is that arming psychiatrists is more likely to be harmful than helpful,” said DJ Jaffe, executive director of Mental Illness Policy Org…

“I had a holy cow reaction — a psychiatrist with gun in his office!?” said Dr. Stephen Marder, a schizophrenia expert and director of the section on psychosis at the Semel Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. “The idea of a psychiatrist having a weapon in his desk is entirely new to me. I haven’t heard of anything like it before.”

via Psychiatrists With Guns Likely More ‘Harmful Than Helpful’: Experts

I’m no expert but, it would seem Dr. Silverman and his family might disagree with DJ Jaffe. And I’m pretty sure Dr. Marder’s surprise/disgust/shock is of little concern to Silverman as well.  Dr. Silverman made a decision to defend his life and furthermore, made a decision that his employer’s policy was not in keeping with his own right to defend himself. I am not suggesting that one disregard his employer’s policies but, it is clear that sometimes, employers are far more concerned about civil liability than the safety of their employees.

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GOTR20140727 Podcast

I’ll apologize now for the audio quality. It’s rough. Recorded on location at Shiloh rather than a radio studio but, it’s our first post KSEV podcast. There’s more to come next week when Jason and I will discuss what to look for in a quality retention holster.

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Major win for gun rights in DC

While gun rights are facing a continued assault and new threats every day, today was a good day. A federal judge has ruled the District of Columbia’s ban on carrying guns outside the home is unconstitutional.
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Judge Sculin extensively referenced the Supreme Court decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010) to concluding “there is no longer any basis on which this court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny.”

The court ordered the city to now allow residents from the District and other states to carry weapon within its boundaries.

via EMILY MILLER: Federal judge rules DC ban on gun carry rights unconstitutional | Fox News.

SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOLS – Federal Business Opportunities: Opportunities

It appears the FBI is looking for a new pistol…In 9mm Luger. The en masse shift by law enforcement from .40 to 9mm continues. Quite honestly, the details suggest they are already looking very hard at Glock to continue providing pistols but, there are certainly other options available.

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This is a PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE of a proposed requirement for various commercial "OFF THE SHELF" semi-automatic pistols chambered to fire a 9mm Luger cartridge as defined by SAAMI. This notice is issued solely for informational and planning purposes only.

via SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOLS – Federal Business Opportunities: Opportunities.

Douglas McIntyre of Yahoo.com think’s the ARX100 is “unusually powerful.”

It takes a special kind of stupid to be so drawn in by the typical marketing BS of a manufacturer. But his classic media bias shines through in the opening paragraph of his recent financial article for Yahoo.com.

Gun company Beretta is tone deaf when it comes to calls for restrictions on powerful guns sold in the United States. It must be the chance to make money.

Beretta’s website carried an announcement that the ARX100 is "shipping now." Beretta markets the rifle as "Italian Design — American Built." Regardless of its origins, the gun is unusually powerful.

via Beretta’s New Super Rifle – Yahoo Finance.

In reality, there’s nothing revolutionary or extra ordinarily powerful about the ARX100. It’s just another .223/5.56mm, modern, semi-automatic rifle. Beretta USA is doing anything it can to gain new customers after the parent company threw Italian gun owners under the bus a few years back. That bad press translated in the US far better than Beretta USA might have liked and negatively impact sales that were already on the decline, even at the height of the 2013 buying frenzy following the murders at Sandy Hook. At $1,950 it is not “reasonably” priced to anyone who knows the firearms market and most of us know, guns and ammo are separate purchases.

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Follow up to the PA shooting mentioned earlier today….Case Worker Dead, Two Wounded In Mercy Wellness Center Shooting – FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Armed good guy with a gun, stops a mass shooting. It’s not on the mainstream media news because a successful engagement means there aren’t a dozen dead bodies to gloat over. But now, the doctor who saved the day, may face a loss of his job and his medical license.

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Police believe there was a gunfire exchange between the doctor and suspect. According to Whelan, two guns were retrieved from the scene. The suspect did have psychiatric issues and was a patient, according Whelan. Whelan also says various employees wrestled suspect to the ground.

via Case Worker Dead, Two Wounded In Mercy Wellness Center Shooting – FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV.

1 Dead, Multiple People Injured From Shooting At Darby Hospital – FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

There’s a report of a shooting at a wellness center in Pennsylvania. Not much info available yet.

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“…one person is dead and multiple people are injured from a shooting at a Wellness Center.

he incident happened just before 2pm Thursday inside Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital located on the 1500 Lansdowne Avenue. A suspect is reported to be in custody.”

via 1 Dead, Multiple People Injured From Shooting At Darby Hospital – FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV.

Private citizen with a gun holds knife wielding attacker at gunpoint

Gun control advocates say this NEVER happens and never will…

A man was stabbed at a Lynx bus stop Wednesday morning, and a passerby held the alleged attacker at gunpoint for deputies, according to Orange County sheriff’s investigators.

via WFTV speaks to man who held stabbing suspect at gunpoint until… | www.wftv.com.

GOTR is moving forward

By now, most of you know our time at KSEV ended rather abruptly. The timing wasn’t exactly convenient but, the change presented us with new opportunities. And with that, we’ve got great news. New GOTR content is finally in the works and will appear at Red State Talk Radio. Expect new podcasts, YouTube content, and more…Guns Over Texas Radio is coming back!
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