Naughty And Nice Lists: Now Via NICS

Wisconsin company gives its employees their choice of handgun (reporter apparently thinks all handguns are “revolvers”) as a Christmas gift:

The business has 16 full-time employees, including several veterans. But the business also has employees who had never fired a gun, he said.

This is the first time his company has done anything like this, Wolfgram said. The father-son business was started in 2015 in a small garage workshop in this village of about 3,000 residents 100 miles northwest of Milwaukee.

Most workers were excited at the prospect of receiving their handguns, he said.

Employee Chelsea Priest of Green Bay said she feels as if the gift will empower her and will help keep her safe.

“I’ve never been a part of anything like this,” she said.

At least two employees initially declined the gift but are considering accepting it after taking a gun-safety course that company executives required before giving the guns, Wolfgram said.

Every time a person, and especially a company, sticks a finger in the eye of the likes of “Protect” MN, an angel gets its wings.

Prescription For Overreach

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

Activist medical doctors want to make public policy as if it were infectious disease policy.  They advocate limits on sale of firearms.  The National Rifle Association advised them to ‘stay in their lane’ and the doctors are indignant that their opinions are not being sufficiently venerated.  The NRA was right.  There’s a reason the Founders didn’t delegate drafting the Constitution to blood-letters and leeches.

Being awarded a medical degree give no special insight into the effect of solar radiation on atmospheric conditions; we need not listen to doctors about laws relating to climate change.  Practicing trauma medicine gives no special insight into whether the Book of Ruth was inspired by the Holy Spirit; we need not listen to doctors about matters of religious doctrine.  Being shot gives no special insight into the historical underpinnings of the rights of Englishmen to keep and bear arms, or the intent of the Founding Fathers in writing the Constitution; we need not listen to doctors about gun control legislation.

Even if medical doctors had special insight, they’re not applying it to this debate.  The public health model of infectious disease control requires doctors to identify the cause of the disease (bacteria or virus), quarantine the carriers to minimize outbreak, and devise behaviors to avoid spreading it (sanitary sewer, wash hands, wear a mask, get a vaccine).

Being shot is not a “disease.”  There’s no virus causing it.  There’s no vaccine to prevent it.  It’s strictly a behavioral problem but doctors are not advocating quarantine of the people mostly responsible for spreading it (longer prison terms) or ‘vaccinating’ people likely to spread it (change the culture of underclass youth).  Instead, they want everyone to give up cupcakes because the obese ate too many of them.

They see coattails to latch onto.

Lie First, Lie Always: Nancy Nord Bence Goes Full-Bore Ghoul (CORRECTION: It Was Erin Maye Quade)

I went to a League of Women Voters’ panel forum on “Gun Violence” in Burnsville last night.

It was actually a fairly even-handed forum; the LWV volunteer who did the initial setup of the topic, “Emily” (didn’t catch the last name) gave an incredibly even-handed presentation on the facts of the “gun debate” – most of which made Reverend Nord Bence visibly hot under the collar, as an even-handed factual appraisal makes her look completely detached from reality.

The forum included Rev.  Nord Bence and soon-to-be former legislator and no-doubt soon-to-be non-profit exec Erin Maye Quade, against Bryan Strawser of the MN Gun Owners Caucus and Rep. Steve Drazkowski of Mazeppa, one of the stronger pro RKBA voters in the legislature.

It went about as expected:   Nord Bence’s record of never having made a statement about guns, gun owners, gun laws, gun facts or gun history that is simultaneously original, substantial and true remains undisturbed.

And she showed the sense of entitlement during the forum, repeatedly interrupting Strawser and Drazkowski, so often and flagrantly that she LWV organizers had to chide her (to a round of audience applause).

But at one point, Bence’s Maye Quade’s bully-girl fabulism collided with her inner ghoul:   when Rep. Drazkowski noted that the best response to a bad guy with a gun was a good guy with a gun,, Bence Maye Quade responded by telling a story about a man who’d responded to a violent attack, and gotten shot for his troubles.

I had to go find  that story    Here it is.    And as usual, it shows that Bence and Maye Quade, like all gun control activists, is lying, wouldn’t know context if it bit them, and are a ghouls to boot.

When police arrived after reports of a shooting over the weekend at a bar outside Chicago, witnesses say Jemel Roberson, a 26-year-old security guard who worked there, had already subdued the alleged assailant, pinning him to the ground.

Adam Harris, who was at Manny’s Blue Bar in Robbins at the time of the incident on Sunday, told WGN-TV that Roberson was holding “somebody on the ground with his knee in his back, with his gun in his back” when officers from neighboring Midlothian got there early Sunday.

Midlothian Police Chief Daniel Delaney said that’s when one of his officers “encountered a subject with a gun” and shot him, according to a statement given to the media.

But the “subject” was Roberson, not the suspect in the bar shooting.

It’s every carry permittee’s worst nightmare – being mistaken for the bad guy when a cop,  arriving at an incident they’ve only heard about on the radio,  under life-or-death stress, decides any gun is a threat and shoots you.

Which happens.

And is vanishingly rare.

And appears not to have even been the issue in this incident – the gun wasn’t Roberson’s so he wasn’t the good guy with the gun; he was the good guy who seized the gun from the actual perp.

For Bence Maye Quade to use this episode to try to impugn the “Good Guy With A Gun” idea is loathsome.  Clearly “shame” is a lot to ask after a career as a serial liar.

I guess we should expect no better for this used car saleswoman in Lutheran minister’s robes.

CORRECTION:  I was wrong.  It was Erin Maye Quade.  Doesn’t change the point.

A Good Guy With A Gun. Maybe Two.

I’ve been a little slow getting to this story – it’s a few weeks old, and it’s been a busy November so far

One Gregory Bush walked into a Kroger in Louisville, KY, and killed one black man, apparently yelling racial slurs as he did so.

There is some evidence – albeit only in an incredibly badly written alt-media story – that he was confronted by one armed man inside the story, after murdering 69 year old Maurice Stallaard:

The suspect is also reported to have said: “Whites don’t shoot whites.”

Busy left the Kroger, went to the parking lot, and shot Vicki Lee Jones, 67, bebore turning his attention to Dominic Rozier and his family.

Dominic Rozier. Hero.

Rozier, however, was also a carry permittee – and he engaged Bush, forcing him to disengage and flee.    He was caught, and has been indicted on two counts of capital murder, with very likely federal hate crime charges on deck.

The racial angle of this story has gotten all kinds of coverage.   Bush was prohibited from owning firearms legally due to a variety of previous violent violations – so clearly the shooting never happened.  His state of mind is certainly in question.

What is not in question is that two good guys – one white, one black – with legal firearms and the right and will to use them – defended themselves, their families (in both cases, literally, then and there), and their community; they did it judiciously (as almost all citizen in this situations do), and they did it successfully.

The Minnesota Democrat “Farmer” Labor party wants to make that impossible.  Don’t ever forget it.

Prudence

Some Jews are learning the right, prudent lesson from the PIttsburgh Pogrom.

Indianapolis talk radio host Tony Katz describes his epiphany:

What happened in Pittsburgh is my nightmare scenario. For a few years now, on my radio shows in Indianapolis, I have said as loud and as clear as I can that any Jew who attends religious services without a firearm is risking their life and the lives of the ones they love.

But, in truth, I’ve never said it so kindly. I’ve said that nothing in America is more of a soft target than a synagogue on a Friday night or a Saturday morning. I discuss all houses of worship; synagogues, churches, mosques – they are all soft targets. I have argued that laws that prevent carrying a firearm in a house of worship where there is also a school are wrong, and should be changed (and, if necessary, ignored.)

The purpose of being trained and carrying a firearm is to protect yourself AND the ones your love. That means children: your children. Why would you ever put yourself in a position not to protect them? Why, as a society, would we ask this of any parent or guardian?

Read the whole thing.

The logical disconnect among the anti-gun crowd in view of episodes like the massacre in Pittsburgh – “helplessness is strength” – is frankly bizarre.

Limited Time Offer

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

The recent synagogue shooting has Jews thinking about buying a gun.  Fine with me; but a gun is not a rabbit’s foot.  Simply having one in your possession doesn’t avert bad luck.  You need to know how to use it.

I’ve been shooting for more than 40 years.  I am a member of a gun club that lets me bring guests, for free.  I offer to teach any new gun owner the basics: how to load your new firearm, how to shoot it, how to clean it, how to store it so it’s quickly available if you need it but not accessible to those who shouldn’t have it.

No politics, no religion, no lectures, and no charge.  Safety and accuracy.  Leave your contact information in the comments.

Joe Doakes

And I’ll do the same.

As You Watch The Next Round Of NRA-Bashing Ads

A majority of American citizens in a Gallup poll oppose banning “assault weapons”.

The current 40% support for an assault rifles ban is below the historical average of 47%. The latest data provide further evidence that public opinion typically shifts to higher support for tougher gun laws in the aftermath of a traumatic national event such as a mass shooting, but gradually reverts to prior levels as the memory of it fades.

Views on the issue are, expectedly, sharply divided along political lines.

They are even more sharply divided along the lines of logical aptitude. Although Gallup didn’t measure that, in particular…

Heads, You’re Guilty; Tails, You’re Not Innocent

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

Mitch wrote on Shot In The Dark about Rhode Island’s gun control recommendations.

The caption under the photo in the linked article Mitch linked to, shows the governor addressing a crowd just before signing legislation making it easier for police to remove guns from “violence prone individuals.”  This looks like an area ripe for abuse.

Historically, a person convicted of a felony-level act of violence loses the right to a gun.  But this law must go further, else there’s no need for a new law.  Are we extending the sanction to conviction for a misdemeanor-level act of violence?  Pushing?  Shoving?  Disturbing the Peace?

Do we even need a conviction?  How about suspicion of having committed an act of violence?  A dozen Democrats claim Justice Kavanaugh has been “credibly accused” of having committing an act of violence against Dr. Ford decades ago.  Is that enough to deprive him of his guns?

Do we need a suspicion that a person has actually committed an act of violence?  What if he’s only threatened an act of violence (“One of these days, Alice, bang, zoom, straight to the moon!”).  What if he hasn’t threatened it, but has considered it (“Somebody ought to belt you in the mouth, but I won’t”)?

What if there’s no evidence that he’s never said or done anything to suggest he might become violent, but a woman in tears says she’s afraid he might become violent and hurt her children.  That’s a common claim in custody battles.  Once the court has made a finding the man is potentially dangerous, there’s no way he’s ever going to get custody of his kids.  Is one party’s self-serving claim enough to deprive a man of his kids AND his guns?

What if someone finds out I’ve snorted derisively at the suggestion cross-dressers should be allowed to use the women’s bathroom – is that “violence” against the trans-gendered?  Are my guns at risk?

Well, no, not right away.  Not in this version of the statute.  It’s like the seat-belt law – in the initial version, there’s no fine.  Until next session, when it’s amended as part of the school funding bill so nobody can vote against it without being accused of hating children.  Until the prosecutor decides to demand your guns for a parking ticket, the judge appointed by the liberal Democrat governor goes along with it, and the judges on the court of appeals appointed by the liberal Democrat governor declare it was a harmless error which should not be overturned.  Next stop, Supreme Court, but how much lawyering can you afford?

Test cases are for other people.

And so will due process be, if the left has its way.

October – But No Surprise

From his initial eledtion in the Democrat wave of 2006, until the 2016 election was all over but the shouting, Tim Walz got, and earned, an “A” rating from the NRA, and good marks from state 2nd Amendment human rights groups as well.

You could see the change, though, as the 2016 campaign wound down; he started cuddling up to the gun grabbers.

Tim Walz, cuddling up to the Dreamsicles and Moms Want action in 2016.
Pass this photo around.

It made no sense – until you remember he was starting his gubernatorial run.

And for any DFLer, the road to the governor’s mansion starts with convincing the bat-splittle crazy Metro DFL that you hate guns worse than rape.

He tried to play both sides, of course; while he spooned with the gun grabbers, even picking lifetime F-rated Peg Flanagan – one of the most “progressive” reps in the House – for a running mate, he also claimed to the press that he, given his shooter bona fides, could serve to “bring both sides together”.

Which did not amuse the Real American movement.   I think we’d rather negotiate with Erin Maye Quade; she’s at least honest about wanting to destroy our ultimate guarantee of liberty.  Also she’s out of office.

But that’s not going to prevent the Media/DFL Complex from trying to flog the charade for the uninformed (aka “Most Democrat Voters”).

The PiPress got smokescreen duty, apparently, this week, and ran this puff piece about Walz:

Tim Walz, the Democrat with the “F” grade from the NRA, wants to ban bump stocks, expand background checks and give courts the authority to temporarily take away someone’s guns if the person is deemed a threat, as well as ban “military-style assault rifles” in Minnesota.

Jeff Johnson, the Republican with the NRA’s “A” grade and endorsement, wants none of that. He opposes any tightening of gun laws.

Election 2018Guess which of the two candidates for Minnesota governor owns more guns.

Walz. He owns three today. The Nebraska native and former Mankato High School teacher grew up with guns and was given his first at age 11.

Unmentioned:  in addition to “expanded background checks” (in reality, a gun registry) and taking guns with no due process on accusation and after ex parte hearings, he also supports an “Assault Weapons” ban.

The article is part of Walz’ effort to appeal to what Real Americans refer to as “Fudds” – people who are dovish on gun control, since nobody is talking about taking their hunting rifles or duck guns or whatever their hobby is.

Yet.

Walz is yet another “camel’s nose under the tent” DFLer – only worse, since he still tries to parlay his revoked NRA cred to appear “moderate”.

He’s the worst form of traitor.

 

The Voice Of Minnesota!

Minnesota’s various gun grabber groups – “Protect” Minnesota and Mom Want Action (A wholly owned and financially a really dependent subsidiary of Every town) held a huge rally out in Excelsior yesterday.

They rented (as I’ve been told) the cities bandshell on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, to gather together the overwhelming force of the Twin Cities gun control movement in one place, to make the foundations of the “gun lobby and proud to Shudder in fear.

Oh, yes they did:

Can you feel the foundations shaking?

The funny part? This picture was taken by a second amendment activist. But “Protect“ Minnesota is on camera and violates the first rules of propaganda videos; “when your people are talking to a tiny crowd, do nothing but close ups“. He penned out to a “wired“ shot… Of a couple of dozen people listening to one of their do ranged speakers

At the event’s “peak “, there may have been 70 people at the “rally”.

Between rental and other costs, the “event” is estimated to have cost $18,000 to produce. That’s roughly $300 per attendee.

In comparison, the Minnesota gun carcasses/NRA rally at the state capital on April 23 cost $500, and drew close to 4000 Real Americans.

That’s right – the total cost of the Real American rally was blessed in the per capita cost of the grabbers event for two people.

Un-Hogged

A Parkland kid realizes he’s been used:

“My whole message is I was propped up as an expert. The whole message was these kids are the real experts,” [Cameron] Kasky told Fox News Radio’s Benson & Harf on Wednesday. “Look, I have some very intelligent friends. Some friends who can intellectually run circles around me, but I’m not the expert in pretty much anything.”

Survivors of the Parkland shooting received wall-to-wall cable-news coverage in its aftermath. Kasky gained national notoriety after telling Senator Marco Rubio of Florida that looking at him felt like looking “down the barrel of an AR-15,” during a town hall weeks after the shooting. Kasky now claims to regret that interaction and says he hopes to meet with Rubio to apologize.

Kasky is also doing something a lot more adults should:

The 17-year-old now plans to start his own podcast, Cameron Knows Nothing, featuring subject-matter experts as part of his mission to change the way he participates in the public debate surrounding gun control and other politically charged issues.

Not tripling down on one’s ignorance (aka “Hogging”) – if this could become a trend…

 

Surge

Big Left wants to believe – or, more proximately, wants the public to believe – that the National Rifle Association – America’s oldest civil rights organization – is on the wane.

It‘s just not so:

The National Rifle Association’s four flagship magazines added nearly 350,000 subscribers between February and June of this year, reversing more than a year of decline and suggesting a surge in recruits following the February school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

The gun rights group does not share detailed information about its membership numbers, and in the past has been accused of inflating its self-reported membership to give an impression of political clout. As a result, media organizations have often used the group’s magazine subscriptions as a proxy for membership.

In other words, in the past few months the NRA has likely gained 2-3 times as many members as all of the anti-gun organizations in America have.  

If Guns Are Banned, Only Occupiers Will Have Guns

Gun control prevents tyranny – and, if heaven forfend, someone tries to tyrannize anyway, it makes it a lot less secure a business.

Conversely?  Gun control not only makes tyranny easier to impose, but easier to sustain.

Robert Verbruggen at National Review on the effects that France’s gun control movement had on making life easier for the Nazis.

The French started out so well:

The French came closer to having a Second Amendment than one might imagine. Indeed, they could have had one more clearly written than ours: Just a month after the storming of the Bastille in 1789, a draft of the Declaration of Rights stated that “every citizen has the right to keep arms at home and to use them, either for the common defense or for his own defense, against any unlawful attack which may endanger the life, limb, or freedom of one or more citizens.”

Alas, it was not to be. That provision did not make it into the final document, though a vague right to “resistance of oppression” did.

Vague, interpretable rights really aren’t rights at all.

As the French found out; political violence in the thirties led to gun control laws.“resistance of oppression” did.

An 1834 law had banned “war” weapons, essentially restricting civilians to shotguns, hunting-caliber rifles, and some handguns. In 1935, amid violent political upheaval, the government required the registration of non-hunting guns. Meanwhile, a French hunting organization estimated that there were about 3 million hunting guns in the country in 1939, when its population was something like 40 million.

Germany occupied the northern half and Atlantic coast of France in 1940, making short work of the French armed forces and taking 2 million soldiers prisoner in the resulting armistice. In France as elsewhere, the Nazis made it a priority to disarm the population when they arrived, hanging signs threatening harsh punishment — up to and including the death penalty — for those who refused to turn in their guns.

So the French resistance started out the war hobbled badly by the lack of meaningful means of fighting the Boche.

One of the movement’s biggest complaints was that the Allies were failing to supply them enough. And even so, one of [author Steven] Halbrook’s interviewees estimated that 85 percent o f the group’s guns came from airdrops, with jut 15 percent being guns that civilians brought themselves, often without ammunition.

The whole thing is worth a read.

And a trip to Fleet Far, if you know what I mean.

For Love Or Money

America’s left has jabbered on for decades about one form of “class warfare” (by many names, but the same idea) or another.    And on the issue of gun control, they have one – but they are the patricians, trying to keep the plucky plebeians down.

The passion gap is immense.  The intensity with with Real Americans defend their Second Amendment rights is something Big Left, in its’ infinitely dubious wisdom, mocks and taunts but can’t seem to beat for love, or…

…well, they’re certainly pouring money into it.

Remember all those “spontaneous student activists” that spontaneously popped up moments  spontaneous after the Parkland shooting spontaneous?

They apparently need more spontaneous activists fast, in time for the elections:

My guess – the first round of activists got new video games.

Gun-Grabber Hilarity: Part MCMCCCLXXXVIII

Moms Want Action sent out a photomeme to their troops yesterday:

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One wonders what bill they defeated in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

But not as much as one wonders what “guns in schools” bill they “defeated” in Minnesota.

Hint:  There was none.

When the gun grabber movement fabricates not only “facts”, but victories, it reminds me of something.

But…what?

Oh, yeah – this:

The gun grabber movement has never once made a single statement that is simultaneously substantial, original and true.

A Good Knight With A Shining Gun

Armed citizen rescues a couple and a child from a would-be carjacker:

LITTLEFIELD, Texas – Littlefield Police said a man with a gun and a concealed carry permit was able to stop a violent carjacking Thursday afternoon.

Police arrested Ruben Garcia Lopez, 25, for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault, terroristic threat and resisting arrest.

Littlefield Police were called to the 900 block of West 4th Street Thursday afternoon.

A police statement said, “A male subject was armed with a knife [and] was assaulting a female and trying to take her car.” Police said Lopez also assaulted the woman’s boyfriend. Her kids were in the car.

Police quoted Lopez as saying, “This was his (expletive) car”.

“Even though she was being assaulted; the woman was trying to get her kids out of the car,” police said.

“A neighbor arrived at his home, saw the attack in progress, and armed himself with his handgun. He has a concealed handgun permit,” police said. “He came to the aid of the victims and pointed his weapon at the attacker.”

Lopez then moved away from the car and went across the street.

When police arrived, “… the attacker dropped the knife and attacked the officer.”

More, faster.

This Is Your Minnesota Tax Dollar In Action

The “Legacy fund” transfers a whole bunch Minnesota taxpayer dollars to wildlife conservation – arguably accetable, maybe – and “the arts”.

And when I say “the arts”, I don’t mean art.  I mean the kind of s**t that Minnesota’s arts bureaucrats find acceptable.

Like this “Protect” Minnesota production. 

Yes, you should treat it as a theft.

Wait For It…Wait For It…

I’ve worked for two companies based in Jacksonville over the years.

At one of them, I stayed frequently at the riverfront Hyatt, along the Saint Johns river, a picturesque estuarial bend that separates downtown Jax from San Marco.

I routinely walked up the promenade to Jacksonville Landing when I had an evening to spare and an expense-account dinner to scare up.

And while it wasn’t really much of an issue for me while traveling, I thought I’d made a mental note that it was a “Gun Free Zone”.

And I was right.   Just like Pulse Nightclub and Parkland High School, the law-abiding citizen is completely disarmed at Jax Landing, where yesterday’s spree shooting took place.

It’s getting too predictable.

This Is Minnesota’s Gun Control Movement In Action

Gun control groups don’t care about saving lives.

It’s true in big ways – you will never see a gun control group, or at least not one of the main line, lily white ones like Everytown Julie one of their protest in any American inner city, which is where the vast majority of the “gun violence” actually happens. In fact, you could hear some of their partisans even trying to change the subject back when the topic strange away from school shootings.

So there’s that.

But just to further illustrate the movements depravity – and I use that term with full knowledge of what it actually means – look at this little bit of social media effluvia from “Protect” Minnesota from the other one

I’m not sure if I have ever seen and less responsible posting – even for a bunch of teenagers.

But this should clarify things; the “Gone Safety” movement hasn’t the foggiest thing to do with saving lives. It’s about controlling society.

And it seems I owe Heather Martens an apology. For years I said, not joking in the most remote way, that she had never, not once, made a single original, true, substantial statement about guns, gun owners, gun control, gun history or anything to do with the subject. And that was absolutely true.

But the Reverend Nancy Nord Bence – who replaced Heather as director of “Protect” Minnesota – Adds a little extra twist to the formula; she seems to generally despise human beings. Which seems an odd trade in a Lutheran minister.

As The Civil Cold War Heats Up

New York Governor Cuomo is popping off shots at the Bill of Rights no less than Gen. Beauregard at Fort Sumter:

The NRA accuses Cuomo of running a campaign of “selective prosecution, backroom exhortations and public threats.” It claims the government seeks to halt its defense of the Second Amendment.

“Simply put,” the NRA alleges, Cuomo and New York regulators “made it clear to banks and insurers that it is bad business in New York to do business with the NRA.

The Government of the state of New York; like the Medellin Cartel, only in cheaper suits.

Shock Poll. In Opposite World.

I noticed it a couple of years ago – whenever anti-gun groups trot out victim stories, one thing that never gets mentioned is the perpetrator – the person pulling trigger.    You can listen to “survivors” (they almost never survived violence themselves; they’ve almost invariably hijacked the legacy of a dead relative) for hours without ever knowing that the firearms involved hadn’t levitated themselves.

There’s a reason for that; talking about perps would confirm everything the good guys have been saying about the issue, forever:

Lawful gun owners accounted for just 18 percent of gun violence, according to a recent studyconducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh.

Researchers analyzed 762 cases in which a gun was recovered by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Firearm Tracking Unit (FTU).

“Most perpetrators (79%) were carrying a gun that did not belong to them,” researchers concluded.

By the way, gun grabbers – how does that bode for “Universal background checks?”

Illiterates Lead

A couple of gun-grabber groups scheduled a protest over the weekend.

The plan was to picket the Minnesota “NRA Office”. 

On the one hand, I say “protest away”.  Especially the groups involved in Saturdays plans – the David Hogg-affiliated student group, and “Survivors Lead”, a new-ish gun grabber group made up of people who found “Protect” MN too sober and rational.

But whatever side of the issue you’re on, whatever your sympathies, there was one…er, flaw with the protest plan:

Oh, not to say that one of the event’s “organizers” didn’t try to defend the plan:

And let’s be honest – when you’re in the echo chamber, all that echoing sounds pretty cool:

Thing is, what the “students” and their adult advisors wranglers had done was go out to the NRA website, and apparently find “Locations”.

And saw that Suite 200 at Spruce Tree Square was listed.

Without bothering to read the link that the office was actually the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training office – specifically, an office that administers a federal program allowing retired law enforcement officers – the ones that most of your gun grabbers think should be the only ones with guns – to get carry permits.  The instructors for the permits are certified by…well, the NRA.

So – is it a wonder they can’t research the law, history, statistics or current events, when they can’t even click a link to find out what’s in an office?

A Good Guy With A Gun At A School

Thug opens fire at a “Peace” event in Titusville, Florida.

Armed citizen with a carry permit returns fire:

The shooting occurred at Isaac Campbell Park on South Street shortly after 5:20 p.m. when the shooter, whom police have not identified, returned to the park after a fistfight and began firing.

A bystander licensed to a carry a firearm then shot the shooter, who was flown to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

All signs so far point toward “he did the right thing”:

After consulting with the State Attorney’s office, detectives do not expect to file charges against the bystander since his actions were within the law, according to the preliminary investigation, police said.

More, please.