Links for Monday, 12 March 2012
The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department says a gruesome crime lead them to open up a free concealed weapons class for women.
According to Sheriff Jim Matthews, the department opened up the course and waived an $80 fee to sign up in response to the brutal murder of Beverly Hope Melton.
Thinking Canadians end government waste
By ending long-gun registration. From John Lott,
Despite spending a whopping $2.7 billion on creating and running a long-gun registry, Canadians never reaped any benefits from the project. … Even though the country started registering long guns in 1998, the registry never solved a single murder. Instead it has been an enormous waste of police officers’ time, diverting their efforts from patrolling Canadian streets and doing traditional policing activities.
Non-thinking gun-control advocate San Francisco Sheriff arrested for domestic violence
AND he surrenders over 3 of his handguns. From David Codrea,
“Although San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi was a strong advocate of gun control while on the Board of Supervisors, he surrendered 3 handguns when police recently booked him on misdemeanor domestic violence charges,” KCBS reports.
Mirkarimi apparently owned them while sponsoring legislation last summer to bolster San Francisco gun control laws against a lawsuit by the National Rifle Association.
What was that about trusting only the police with possessing firearms?
No! 4 year-old shoots his 3 year-old brother to death
Gun Safety. Gun Safety. Gun Safety. From KDFW,
Police say the woman had put the handgun on top of a chest of drawers, thinking the weapon was out of the children’s reach.
Police say the 4-year-old boy managed to get the gun and shoot his little brother.
Have a firearm and have kids? Then you make sure that the firearm is secured at ALL times (which either means locked away or secured on your person). Kids WILL find a way to the firearm. Also, you teach children about firearms – especially the kid’s rules of gun safety if they happen across an unattended firearm: STOP! Don’t touch! Leave the room! Tell an adult!
ND = Negligent Discharge. In this case, deadly.
Authorities say a Florida pastor’s daughter who was accidentally shot in the head in a church died Saturday at a hospital.
The round came from a gun owned by a CCW carrier in the church. From the article (emphasis added),
Investigators have said Moises Zambrana was showing his gun in a small closet to another church member interested in buying a firearm. The St. Petersburg Times reports that the other church member, Dustin Bueller, was Hannah Kelley’s fiancee.
Zambrana reportedly removed the magazine from the Ruger 9mm weapon but did not know that a round was still in the chamber. The gun went off, firing a bullet through a wall. Kelley was struck in the head.
Guns don’t just go off. The firing pin or hammer of the handgun must strike the chambered cartridge and that happens when the trigger is pressed, either by one’s finger or by any object that is situated inside the trigger guard.
And stupidity is not limited to those “trained” to work with firearms.
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