So it looks like the Coalition to Stop Gun
Violence Ownership has gotten back the keys to their Twitter account. In less than 45 minutes they’ve managed to use it in to display their ignorance of the NFA laws.
They link to a CNN story that points out what almost every gun owner knows already, that local Sheriffs will arbitrarily refuse to sign NFA forms.
The CNN story even has a BATF spokesperson lying, so I guess I shouldn’t be so hard on CSGV
They actually pay this person to speak to the public? Or is CNN misquoting her? The BATF spends something like 6 to 9 months looking at a person before they approve a transfer of an NFA item, so pretending that there is a “lack of background check” is wrong to the point of malfeasance.
Last September a Franklin County man was shot and killed, his shooting causing a fiery crash at a gas station. Now the DA is considering a plea bargain from First to Second Degree Murder.
The only good thing that happened out of this is the actions of Jason Cox. Back when the shooting happened, Cox, a Franklin County Magistrate, happened to be working across the street. When the mortally wounded victim crashed his still moving car into a gas station, the Magistrate rushed in to save the day.
You can see him in this security camera video
Well done on the Magistrate’s part.
At a certain point you start to wonder if a person can ever be trusted in free society.
Here’s a hint. So many of these murders are drug related. If you avoid the drugs, you might avoid the murder as well.
The Charlotte Observer would have us believe that a 17 year old is responsible for shooting another person in a park!
We all know that is impossible! First off, a person must be 21 years old to buy a pistol, and also 21 to receive a NC Concealed Handgun Permit. At 17, he’s not even old enough to legally purchase a rifle! So clearly this crime is impossible. Second, the location of the shooting is LC Coleman Park, a Mecklenburg County park. According to their rules and policies, (PDF)
SECTION 29: No person except duly authorized local, State or federal law enforcement officers, and duly authorized County employees or officers shall carry, possess or discharge any type of firearm, explosive device, air guns of any description (BB guns, paintball guns, pellet guns etc.), or bowie knife, dirk, dagger, slung shot, sling shot, leaded cane, switchblade knife, blackjack, metallic knuckles, razor, shurkin, stun gun, or deadly weapon as defined in the North Carolina General Statutes within any park unless authorized by permit issued by the Director.
So someone please explain to me how they can possibly believe that this crime has actually occurred. Of course, there is a different interpretation. It’s possible that there exist a class of people who will murder you, even if they have to break a whole bunch of laws in order to do it. Maybe it’s time to end this “no guns in parks” farce once and for all.
From the portrait department of the Cumberland County Detention Center comes this photo.
Well surprise, surprise, surprise. The alleged shooter isn’t clean himself. Drugs, Receiving Stolen Vehicle, Assault With a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury. It’s all here.
Criminals killing criminals. Leopards don’t change their spots.
Correlation does not imply causation
I’m not saying that this caused a drop in crime, but in June 2010, the SBI reported 195,553 active Concealed Handgun Permits in the State. As of a few weeks ago that number is now above 224,000. More concealed carriers does not necessarily mean less crime. But the fact that there is less crime and more people carrying sure busts a hole in the theory that more concealed carriers will lead to more violent crimes.
NCGV, are you listening?
Recap from the previous post on this story, man walks into pizza place in north Raleigh, asks for the owner, and shoots him dead. Now he gets his first day in court. We already knew his convictions. We just didn’t know the rest of what he did. Now it’s all coming out.
Watch this video and tell me if you agree with the mother that had this been handled properly, he wouldn’t have been free to murder the pizza shop owner.
NBC17 has this
Leopards don’t change their spots.