Well-known community anti-gun activist arrested on felony gun charges

Gotta make you smile: Associates defend man who had gun in school

He was a well-known face in the movement for the SAFE Act, the state law that made carrying a gun on school property a felony. He was also a familiar presence in the hallways of the city’s Harvey Austin Elementary School, where he worked in the after-school program and mentored students.

No one imagined that on Thursday he would show up at the school in possession of a gun, touching off an hours-long lockdown, search and ultimately his arrest on two felony charges…

He was among local activists who stood with Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes last year lobbying for a law that would make possessing a gun on school property a felony.

Dwayne FergusonIf convicted, he could serve up to four years in jail. Don’t hold your breath on that.

It’s not clear who called 911. The cynic in Murdoc wonders if it might not have been someone less than thrilled with Ferguson’s anti-gun drama who saw a chance to nail him.

Many of those opposed to open carry, for instance, call the cops with a “man with gun” report every time they see one, using the system to harass people who aren’t doing anything wrong. Total speculation on Murdoc’s part, but this could have been right out of that playbook.

No-Gun Signs are ‘Disturbing’ to School Officials

Via Instapundit, who writes


No Guns Allowed
No Guns Allowed

While complying with state law isn’t a point of contention, some school administrators find the sticker’s image to be a bit alarming.

“One of my biggest concerns as a principal is safety and security,” Tinley Park High School Principal Theresa Nolan said. “It is bothersome to have to post a sticker of a gun that says, ‘Hey, folks, leave your guns at home.’

“I would have appreciated something more subtle, yet still recognizable — a logo, perhaps, not a gun,” she said

She’s worried that parents will think that the new no-gun signs mean guns used to be allowed. And that seeing the image of the gun will remind people of Sandy Hook.

Seriously. Murdoc’s not making that up.

Huge British Retailer won’t sell shooting magazines to kids under 14

WH Smith bans under 14s from buying shooting magazines despite no age restrictions on owning guns

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.

Americans Favor Guns in Schools

Murdoc didn’t watch the news tonight, but he’s positive, positive, that this was the lead story:

Gallup Poll Guns in Schools


An interesting fact somewhat buried is that when you combine the number of people who said a solution would be ‘very effective’ and ‘somewhat effective’, more people favored “arming at least one school offic” officia” over “banning the sale of semi-automatic weapons” by 64 to 63.

Arrested and Strip Searched after his 4-year-old drew a picture of him holding a gun

Canada: Dad arrested over daughter’s gun drawing

Police arrested a Kitchener, Ont., father outside his daughter’s school because the four-year-old drew a picture of him holding a gun.

Jessie Sansone told the Record newspaper that he was in shock when he was arrested Wednesday and taken to a police station for questioning over the drawing. He was also strip-searched.

“This is completely insane. My daughter drew a gun on a piece of paper at school,” he said.

Officials told the newspaper the move was necessary to ensure there were no guns accessible by children in the family’s home.

Officials also searched the man’s home and took his wife and three children down to the police station for questioning by Family and Children’s Services. Officials were especially concerned because the the girl who drew the pictures said her dad used the gun “to shoot bad guys and monsters.”

Via Glenn Reynolds, who calls for tar and feathers for the police and school officials. Murdoc thinks the police and school officials should be glad that the dad doesn’t shoot ALL the bad guys and monsters…

Parents these days…

Via Uncle: Parents outraged that one of their daughter’s spelling words is “gun”:

Many parents are concerned about gun violence, so Lawrence Gillman almost hit the ceiling when his 5-year-old pulled out a surprising homework sheet.

“I looked at it and I seen the word ‘gun’ on it. The first thing I thought was ‘oh no no no,’ I don’t want you reading it, I don’t want you spelling it. I don’t even want you looking at the picture,” said Gillman.

Once you stop laughing at this idiot and think about it for a second, you’ll see the stupidity in his insistence that his daughter never even learn what a gun is.

How can she never touch one? She has no idea what that thing is.

How can she do whatever a criminal with a gun tells her to? He’s just holding some odd-looking thing; maybe it’s an iPhone6.

Isn’t she going to wonder what all those loud noises are in movies and television shows? “Daddy, why did those bad guys just lie down?” “Because they’re tired, honey.”

The mom’s got the best bit, though:

“You’re teaching them that guns are okay because you’re putting it in their homework, you’re teaching them that robbing is okay because you’re putting it in their homework,” said Takiema Reynolds, the girl’s mother.

Takiema needs to realize that just because you learn how to spell a word does not imply approval.

The teacher had to apologize for using that worksheet and the school is now going to monitor things so nothing similar happens in the future.

Parents: Get your kids out of public school if you can at all manage it.