Negligible Bump

A Bump Stock Ban Is Popular With the Public. But Experts Have Their Doubts.

A ban on the “bump stock” devices that made the Las Vegas attack so deadly would enjoy broad public support, according to a new poll. Yet gun policy experts say a ban would probably have a negligible effect on mass shooting deaths.

“Bump fire stocks” haven’t been used before in a mass shooting. Only in certain circumstances would they be of much help to a would-be killer. They are novelty gadgets.

A lot of gun owners are up in arms about the NRA’s position on this, but Murdoc thinks it’s the best course at the moment. Let the BATFE, the same BATFE that already decided that the devices were not in violation of federal law, review it. Let emotions cool before rushing to do anything.

Knives and Flaming Cats

Saw this: Firefighter attacked by knife-wielding woman; is saved by coat

A Tucson fire captain responding to an apartment fire early Friday morning was attacked by a knife-wielding woman who tried to stab him in the chest, police said.

The firefighter’s turnout, or firefighting coat, served as body armor and kept the knife from penetrating his chest, according to a press release issued by Tucson Fire.

The firefighter wasn’t hurt and was able to get out of the apartment.

But noticed this:

Firefighters were able to see inside and determine the fire was burning on top of a small stove. Officials say the woman had a dead cat on the stove and was burning it.

Burning a dead cat on the stove.

You can’t make this stuff up.

CRIME SOLVED: Wear ‘Don’t Shoot/Rob/Rape Me’ Bracelets

Sweden

Police Launch ‘Don’t Touch Me’ Wristbands to Stop Migrant Sex Attacks in Sweden

Sweden’s police chief unveiled the force’s latest weapon in the fight against sexual assault: wristbands reading “Don’t touch me”.

The press release announced that police intend to equip young women with wristbands with the slogan “don’t touch me”. This will happen over the summer, at festivals and other events for young people. “By wearing these wristbands,” Sweden’s police chief said, “young women will be able to make a stand”.

And

A Swedish police report released last month noted that the country had the worst rates of sexual violence against women in Europe. The report acknowledged migrants were responsible for the bulk of the problem but the police were accused of making excuses for the perpetrators…

Migrant sex gangs are alleged to have been roaming the Sthlm music festival for 12 to 17-year-olds for the past two summers. One leaked police memo indicated that “unaccompanied youth” migrants, from the Middle East, were responsible for most of the attacks.

Murdoc wonders if a young woman who chooses not to wear one of these anti-touching bracelets is touched, was she asking for it?

If this no-touch bracelet idea came from some advocacy group, it would be laughable. But the fact that it’s coming from the government makes it shameful and illustrates just how little the government can do to protect its citizens.

This Just In: Criminals Break the Law

Study Learns Chicago Criminals DON’T Buy Their Guns Legally

The study learned that virtually zero criminals have ever used the internet or gun shows, because that method is easily traceable. It’s much safer for a criminal to acquire firearms on the streets where they’re harder to keep track of, and that’s most criminals method of choice.

Also

Others indicated using “corrupt cops” who seize guns then “put them back on the street.”

This obviously supports the argument that increased regulation on gun purchases will do very little or nothing to reduce gun crime but will infringe on the rights and endanger those who comply with the law and aren’t a problem.

Via Stephen Green at Instapundit, who quips “Studies: What would we do without them?

This concept that those who we need to keep guns away from are exactly those who gun laws will never apply to is such a basic and fundamental truth that Murdoc always feels like an idiot when pointing it out. Telling someone that gun laws won’t deter law breakers feels like explaining something to a five-year-old. A five-year-old who just can’t comprehend what you’re saying.

Three Strikes for LEOs?

The Lost and Found Department: Why Three Strikes May Mean You’re Out

Had a fed been a bit more responsible about where he left his gun, Kate Steinle might still be alive. But, instead, Bill O’Reilly put his focus on Steinle’s shooter, a five-time deported illegal alien who found the gun which had been stolen from a BLM agent’s parked car. Had the post-killing report focused on the gun theft, it might have shone more light on the epidemic of carelessness that points to the often sloppy habits of service gun storage.

Gun theft is a problem. It would be interesting to see how many stolen guns originate from government sources compared to those stolen from private owners. We’ll never see those government numbers, of course.

Read the rest at Gun Pro Plus.

Every Time

Expert: Chattanooga Proves That Military Must Rethink Gun-Free Zones

After gunman Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, a Muslim immigrant from Kuwait, allegedly shot and killed four Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee, former NYPD detective Harry Houck said the military’s “gun-free zone” mindset has to change.

Speaking to CNN Newsroom, Houck said, “I’m a Marine. And this really is hitting me a little harder here than normal that [these Marines] weren’t able to protect themselves at the time this occurred.”

“We need people that are armed,” he added. He also said that even if that means getting armed guards, then so be it; something has to change.

Ask those who disagree whether they are anti-Constitution, anti-Marine, or pro-terrorist so you know where they’re coming from.

Anti-gunners think that guns should only be in the hands of police or military, so they have no reason to think Marines shouldn’t have guns.

Fort Dix. Fort Hood. Chattanooga recruiting station.

How many more?

Every time an attack on military personnel occurs, people are flabbergasted that the military didn’t have weapons to fight the attacker. Stop being flabbergasted every single time like it’s an unbelievable thing. It’s a very believable thing. It’s on purpose. People decided that it’s correct for the military be unarmed.

Decide something different.

Was this guy IS? Seems likely, at first glance, but we’ll see. Either way, he was a coward and so are most of those on his side. Let the good guys have guns. Then the cowards will be more hesitant to attack, and if they do they can be sent to hell more quickly.

Guilty

Colorado movie massacre gunman found guilty of multiple murders

Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes was found guilty on Thursday of multiple counts of first degree murder, a verdict that enables prosecutors to seek the death penalty for the former graduate student who killed a dozen people and wounded 70 at a midnight premiere of a Batman film in 2012.

After a three-month trial in which they were presented with thousands of pieces of evidence and testimony from hundreds of witnesses, jurors deliberated for about a day and a half, then found Holmes guilty on all 165 counts against him. The panel of nine women and three men rejected the defense’s claim that Holmes was legally insane.