The Un-Named Trucker & Nick talk Stoopid Safety: things that are supposed to make you safer but don’t.
Bystanders in Empire State Building murder shot by NYPD: Gunman Dies After Killing at Empire State Building, additional links & commentary from Miguel over at Gun Free Zone.
The dishonestly-titled CBS San Francisco scare piece ‘Bullet Button’ Used To Get Around California Gun Laws prompted State Senator Leland Yee to introduce SB 249, which would have retroactively made thousands of law-abiding California gun owners felons with the stroke of a pen. The actual assault weaons law explicitly permits devices like the Bullet Button magazine release, which the bill sought to ban.
The case of Jackson v San Francisco challenges San Francisco’s “safe” gun storage laws, prohibition of discharging a firearm for any purpose (including self defense), and ammunition restrictions. It’s one of many brought by the NRA Institute for Legislative Action and the California Rifle & Pistol Association Foundation, which is one of the many reasons it’s so important to support these organizations and others like them: they’re out there getting our backs, and it aint free.
Gun control in general is really a safety program for people who want to hurt other people with impunity – see the JPFO Genocide Chart (PDF).
Not mentioned in the episode, but also ridiculous: in Lousiana, only full-time law enforcement officers can have “rescue knives”:
As used in this Subsection, a “rescue knife” is a folding knife, which can be readily and easily opened with one hand and which has at least one blade which is designed to be used to free individuals who are trapped by automobile seat belts, or at least one blade which is designed for a similar purpose. No blade of a rescue knife shall exceed five inches in length.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mark Craighead of Crossbreed Holsters, who recently passed away.