links for 2010-10-24

  • The Sam Houston State University KatSafe alert system is the subject of student criticism because it was not immediately initiated following reports of a campus gun scare on Friday.

    Around 2:30 p.m., the campus was put on lockdown by the University Police Department after they received an anonymous phone call about several individuals carrying what appeared to be guns near the University Theatre Center.

    (tags: guns)
  • And though state law does allow concealed carry weapons, including on college campuses (with exemptions for K-12 schools, federal buildings and buildings with metal detectors), the constitutional language should give regents the authority to allow or ban concealed weapons on campus, should they decide that. The point is that responsibility for what happens on campus should rest with those who have been given that responsibility by voters.

    Want guns on your college campus? Vote for the regent candidates who support it.

  • However, by 4 p.m. Saturday, some had to. The Pleasantville drop-off location had run out of money and was asking program participants to drop off their weapons in Atlantic City.
    Many of the guns didn’t fire, and some were from the 1800s, he said. There was one World War I-era M1 Garand, he said.
    (tags: guns)
  • This is funny stuff from Dave in Winter Park…

    MIKE

    Loved your column on the legal battle for open carry moving to Florida. As a strong Second Amendment supporter, it is a discussion worth having.

    My REAL concern however, is how this may impact the fashion world. Consider the following situations-

    – It SHOULD be obvious to anyone that you would never mix a black leather holster with brown shoes. But how can we easily or tastefully introduce Kydex or ballistic nylon into our apparel? Is there hi-tech chic?

    – On a more formal note – is it proper etiquette to wear a black gun before dinner?

    – What about wearing a stainless steel handgun with gold jewelry?

    – And how do you address the effect a Galco Miami Classic shoulder rig will have on the contours of a linen sport coat?

    – FINALLY – is the open carry just for handguns or would it also apply to shoulder fired weapons? If it does – would locking a bayonet onto ones Springfield M1A be just accessorizing, a display of surviva

    (tags: guns opencarry)
  • GREENE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – A Greene County Sheriff's Deputy, who is also a member of SWAT, reports someone stole two weapons from his home.

    The weapons reported missing were an AR-15 and a HK MP-5.

    If you know where those guns are or have any information please call 562-4819.

  • Witnesses at a military hearing Thursday said the suspect in last year's Fort Hood shooting rampage told a gun shop he wanted the most technologically advanced handgun available and one with large-capacity ammunition magazines.
  • In that moment, I understood the phrase, "blood turning to ice." I'm afraid of guns. When you get right down to it, I abhor them. I used to date a guy who owned a handgun and regularly trekked into the woods with his friends to shoot. I made him move the small gun safe from beneath the bed to another room before I'd agree to stay overnight.

    But that morning was like a perfect storm of firearms. The first thing Mike had said to me when I opened my eyes — hours before the officer made his suggestion, before my neighbor confided she'd been thinking of getting a gun for hiking and kayaking trips, before my retired military uncle e-mailed to say that arming myself probably wouldn't be a bad idea — was, "Maybe you should get a gun."

    Apparently, the Universe really wanted me packing heat.

    The officer saw the dismay on my face. "Most bullet wounds don't kill people," he assured me. "And it would be self-defense."

    I spent the rest of the day in a general freakout.

  • f you have a Florida License to Carry a Concealed Weapon or Firearm, take a moment to take it out. Study it for a second. That laminated card lets you carry a concealed handgun, but it is not a license to use it. It doesn't even give you any tips on what it means to "use" a gun. So what does it mean to use a gun? When we are hanging around at the gun range it means one thing as in, "Can I use your .45 for a few minutes?" When used in the context of self-defense and concealed carry, it means something very different.

    "Lethal force", also known as "deadly force" can be used only if the person reasonably believes that serious bodily injury or death is imminent.

  • Frank Adams, executive director of the Nevada Sheriffs and Chiefs Association, said Thursday that the group supports exempting the names of people who hold concealed carry weapons permits from Nevada's open records law. He said the association will back a bill to do that in the 2011 Legislature.
  • Dear neighbors,

    There have been a rash of six break-ins on the East Side within the past 36 hours, two of which were on President Avenue. My own house was broken into a noon yesterday while I was in the house. The intruder broke a first floor window with a brick and cut the screen with a knife. This morning, REDACTED was broken into at 8am. There have also been break-ins on Taber, Weymouth, Doyle and Loring, all between the hours of 8am and noon. The police want us to spread the word to as many neighbors as possible. In half the cases, people were in their homes during the intrusion. The police are very concerned about this and will be increasing patrols.

  • Six people – dressed in camouflage and carrying shotguns, handguns and knives – approached a Lakebay house Thursday night. Inside the home, at least three men – also armed with guns – were ready for them.

    After the two groups fired 50 to 100 rounds at each other, one man was dead and two were wounded. Five people ended up in jail, and another three were on the run.

    The showdown left neighbors rattled and many questions unanswered.

    “All we know is everybody was armed on both sides,” Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. “The real victims here are the neighbors.”

    (tags: guns shootings)
  • A California student got a visit from the FBI this week after he found a secret GPS tracking device on his car, and a friend posted photos of it online. The post prompted wide speculation about whether the device was real, whether the young Arab-American was being targeted in a terrorism investigation and what the authorities would do.

    It took just 48 hours to find out: The device was real, the student was being secretly tracked and the FBI wanted its expensive device back, the student told Wired.com in an interview Wednesday.

  • A new gun court has been introduced in the Cambridge District Court, aiming to reduce the amount of gun crime in Cambridge, Arlington and Belmont, officials announced today.

    The court will become effective this month and separates all prosecutions involving guns from other crimes, said a press release from the Middlesex District Attorney’s office. The designation will move the cases through the court more easily, thus more quickly prosecuting guilty parties, the release said.

    (tags: guns)
  • "I feel like I have been violated and my 2nd Amendment rights infringed," the soldier wrote. "Last year Homeland Security said that veterans are a potential threat to the country, now I and many others in my unit are on a watch list because we own guns."

    The soldier said the actions were taken against soldiers throughout the brigade. Further, the soldier reported the lists of those with guns were assembled and passed out to various individuals on the base.

    "My platoon sergeant is very upset because he does not want everyone to know what he has in his private residence," the soldier said.

    Fort Hood officials did not respond to specific WND questions about the "lists" that were compiled and to whom the lists were given.

    (tags: guns)
  • As I pointed out in yesterday’s anti-ATF post, the The Firearms Owners’ Protection Act of 1986 specifically forbids the federal government from maintaining a database of firearms sales. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ eTrace system is a clear and ongoing transgression of the Act. And now the U.S. Army’s getting into the act. (Or out of it.) “The U.S. Army command at Fort Hood, where Muslim psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly shot and killed 13 people and an unborn child, now is demanding that its soldiers confess whether they have any guns in their off-base homes, what kind of guns they are and what are their serial numbers.” wnd.com says the Army says it’s all perfectly legal . . .
    (tags: guns)
  • An argument over a woman sparked a gun battle on a Southwest Philadelphia street early Saturday, leaving one man dead and four others wounded.
    (tags: guns)
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