State senators John Morse and Angela Giron are becoming the first Colorado legislators ever to be recalled from office Tuesday, caught in the vortex of a national gun rights debate.
Morse has conceded defeat. And with about 24,000 votes counted in Pueblo, Sen. Angela Giron is trailing by 60 to 40 percent and also is in danger of being recalled from office. A total of 14,306 voters backed the recall and 9,581 opposed it.
Morse, the state’s Senate President, says his recall is “symbolic.”
NRA joins ACLU lawsuit, claims NSA starting ‘gun registry’
With only a couple of weeks remaining before Colorado’s recall elections targeting Senate president John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron, the big guns of the anti-gun movement have checked in with their checkbooks.
According to contribution reports filed with the Secretary of State, New York Michael Bloomberg chipped in $350,000 to Taxpayers for Responsible Democracy, the committee organized to fight the recall move by voters in Morse and Giron’s districts outraged at their having played key roles in pushing Colorado’s new gun laws.
Bloomberg’s not the only big-buck contributor. According to the filings, other contributors gave from $20,000 to $250,000 of the $708,000 in contributions raised between April 2 and August 22. In all, more than 17,000 contributions were received, but the bulk of the money came from anti-gun supporters outside Colorado.
West Melbourne, Florida: Pizza Delivery man shoots and kills armed robber
Detectives say 54-year-old Bryon Park of Palm Bay had just returned to his vehicle after delivering a pizza to a room in the motel complex, when he was approached by [32-year-old Fredrick Lorenza] Kelly who had a large knife.
Kelly demanded money from Park and threatened to kill him if he did not comply. Deputies say that’s when Park, the pizza delivery man who happens to be a former law enforcement officer, grabbed a gun from his car and defended himself, by firing one shot towards Kelly.
Kelly was struck and pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies say this wasn’t the first offense for Fredrick Kelly Jr. It turns out he has a lengthy violent criminal history that includes Armed Robbery, Aggravated Battery and False Imprisonment. Brevard County Sheriff deputies also said that the suspect in this investigation, Kelly, was released from prison in 2009, after serving a reduced sentence for similar violent crimes.
The driver works for Domino’s.
A Wisconsin Department of Justice agent who was accused of illegally manufacturing and selling weapons won’t face criminal charges, according to a letter sent Friday to The Associated Press.
Assistant Attorney General Kevin Potter said the agency will now decide whether to launch an internal investigation into Jay Smith.
Smith was a supervisor at a Division of Criminal Investigation office in Superior when one of his agents reported he had been making and selling guns to other law officers, including Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, without a federal permit. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been investigating Smith since December.
The case was being handled by the U.S. attorney’s office in Minnesota.
WH Smith has banned children from buying magazines about shooting – even though it is legal for them to own a gun.
Britain’s biggest newsagent has introduced an over-14s limit on all copies of country sports magazines following a campaign by animal rights activists.
Kids can still buy automotive magazines even though they can’t drive.
It’s almost like it doesn’t make any sense.
The one he liked to shoot in the air on TV.
Seems a bit shady that the CIA gave it to a retiring agent and he is allowed to auction it off.
Because machine guns and surplus M1 Garands are such popular guns among the criminal element.
Three years ago ammo was scarce and the prices went through the roof as shooters, fearful of the economic downturn and politics, bought up anything and everything on retailers’ shelves. This year, the supply—still waning in hard-to-get popular configurations—has expanded to include newer calibers, and prices for most hunting rounds have settled down. In addition, new ammo makers have joined the club with product that is both practical and plentiful.
First, absent sound science of an adverse impact to wildlife populations, there is no justifiable basis to restrict use traditional ammo. If sound science exists then wildlife managers (not legislators) should lead the identification of possible remedial measures available that adequately address the issue and implement the measure that is least costly to the sportsmen.
Despite a 99% compliance rate by hunters, there has been no reduction in condor lead posioning during the 5 years that the lead ammunition ban has been in place within the condor corridor.
Why the change of heart? Christie claimed that the legislation went farther than he wanted by outlawing even current private ownership of the Barrett, which would have required confiscation of those weapons. However, Christie also argued that the Barrett and other weapons in its class has never been tied to crime at all anyway:
“Tellingly, the Legislature points to no instance of this class of firearms being used by even a single criminal in New Jersey,” Christie wrote. “The wide scope of this total ban, therefore, will not further public safety, but only interfere with lawful recreational pastimes.”