Police are horrible, racist monsters who want to lock up minorities over even trivial violations of the law! And police are also the only ones who should have guns!
These two beliefs, it seems from my observations, are often held by the same people. Yet there is a conflict: If you favor strict gun control laws, laws that will punish people severely simply for possessing a gun or ammunition, then you will wind up throwing a lot more people in jail. And many of those people will be minorities.
Source: Glenn Reynolds: How gun laws put the innocent on trial
Shocked they published it! Shocked I say!
Gary C. Montgomery, 81, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, with his family at his bedside on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. He was born on December 17, 1933 in Monroe County, Alabama. Gary attended Alabama A&M before being drafted into the Army during the Korean War. After he was honorably discharged, he met his wife, Joyce (Burford) Montgomery, and they settled in the east Houston neighborhood of Pleasantville.
Gary joined the Houston Police Department in 1962, graduating with class #27. Upon graduation, Gary was assigned to the Central Patrol Division and was quickly selected to become an investigator with the Juvenile Division in 1963. During his 32 years of service, he earned numerous awards and citations until his retirement in 1995.
Gary is survived by his wife, Joyce, of nearly 56 years, his two children, Laura B. Montgomery-Barefield and Wayne Barefield of Birmingham, AL; Gary C. Montgomery Jr. and Abena Sandy-Montgomery of Houston; and grandchildren, Alyssa, Jordan, and Maya Barefield.
A celebration of life will be held in Houston at Pleasantville United Methodist Church on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM. The interment will be at the Houston National Cemetery at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Houston 100 Club and the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
…the poll was conducted on the heels of the latest mass-shooting on a college campus. Whether the results will look the same six months or a year from now is anybody’s guess.
Source: Public support for gun restriction grows, passes 50% mark | MSNBC
It seems it was just a few years the claim was “90-percent.” Now they are celebrating a single poll, taken days after the shooting in Oregon while the media was practically celebrating the deaths of the students. And it’s a whopping 55-percent. A majority to be sure but, it begs the question of whether or not those polled even understood the laws currently on the books as so many the statements by anti-gun politicians regarding the purchase of firearms are so blatantly false such as the President’s claim that it’s easier to buy a gun than to buy a book in Chicago. Clearly, the President has never attempted to purchase either item in Chicago or anywhere else if he’s making such a statement.
I believe that being shot should be requirement for gun ownership in America. It’s very simple. You need to have gun, like taking selfies with pistols, can’t live with out it? Then take a bullet and you will be granted the right to purchase the firearm of your choice.
Source: Want a gun? Take a bullet: Take this, gutless NRA cowards — you can have a gun, once you understand the pain of being shot – Salon.com
This is another example of why there is no sensible discussion to be had with the other side. It’s an endless cycle and we always come back to vilifying, punishing, lampooning, and/or killing gun owners, the NRA, and manufacturers. But, it’s stuff like this and Hillary Clinton’s latest call for confiscation and the repeal of the Second Amendment that are the very reason we have said amendment.
MILWAUKEE —A jury found Badger Guns negligent Tuesday in the sale of the gun used to shoot two Milwaukee police officers in 2009.
Milwaukee police Officers Bryan Norberg and Graham Kunisch were shot in the face by Julius Burton in 2009 while on duty.
The lawsuit alleged the store was negligent and should have spotted clear warning signs that the gun was being sold to a “straw buyer,” or someone who was buying the gun for someone who couldn’t legally do so.
The jurors said Badger Guns’ negligence caused the injuries of the officers.
The jury awarded Norberg $1.5 million and Kunisch about $3.5 million, in addition to $730,000 in punitive damages.
More: Jury finds Badger Guns liable in shooting of two Milwaukee police officers | Local News – WISN Home
On one hand, I certainly understand taking issue with wilful negligence and violations of the law. As much as I’d like to readily argue this is a slippery slope with respect to the liability of dealers and a stupid verdict, there’s video of one of the shooters who is a “prohibited person” telling the actual buyer exactly which gun to buy, As in, “I want that one…buy it for me.” That’s a problem. It’s a crime. And it’s a disservice to us all.