Students, Guns and Politics: New legislation in Arizona, Texas, Florida, Nebraska, New Mexico and Oklahoma would legalize the “concealed carry” of weapons on college campuses, and many student governments in those states are mobilizing against the bills. Meanwhile, the few other campuses that already allow weapons are waiting to see whether this year marks a […]
Joe’s Crabby Shack is closing up shop: After years of badgering, watchdogging, and challenging the state’s political leaders, they have called my bluff. I can’t get into the details, but I have accepted a position that will allow me to carry on the effort to protect Nebraskan’s legal ability to own and carry firearms on […]
Via the NRA-ILA: On June 11, the top law enforcement officials of nearly half the states signed a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, expressing their opposition to reinstatement of the federal ban on semi-automatic firearms. “We share the Obama Administration’s commitment to reducing illegal drugs and violent crime within the United States. We […]
Nebraska: Acknowledging state law trumps a local ordinance, the Kearney City Council has repealed the city’s 51-year-old total ban on carrying concealed firearms. The council’s 4-1 vote came in the wake of an opinion issued by Attorney General Jon Bruning which said cities and towns cannot effectively override a 2007 statute which allows qualified Nebraskans […]
Joe’s Crabby Shack on a string of armed robberies in a local strip mall: Now, can anyone tell me why armed thugs pick these properties to rob? Here’s a hint: When I’m hungry, I go to where the food is. Really, next to the “no guns allowed” signage, they strip mall owners should just put […]
Those watching things closely may have noticed a trend: Gun sales jump (Utah) Area gun sales spike (Alabama) Gun sales rise in Ohio, stay flat in Ross County (Ohio) Gun sales shoot up after Election Day (Colorado) Gun sales up, supplies down (Texas) S.D. gun shops see rise in sales (South Dakota) Gun, ammo sales […]
Joe’s Crabby Shack points out Another Unpossible. Why is it that criminals keep bringing weapons into gun-free zones? Aren’t the signs large enough?
Suspect held after 3 swimmers killed in Wisc. Sheriff’s authorities said a man armed with a military-style assault rifle shot and killed the three Michigan teenagers and wounded a 20-year-old Michigan man Thursday evening. The group had gathered to go swimming near the Wisconsin-Michigan border near Niagara, Wisconsin… The victims had gathered near a railroad […]