You know how we have joked on here about the lycra force field protecting cyclists or, as we more humorously call them, road maggots? Well, it looks like the Swedish police have taken our humour seriously and decided to protect Swedish women with rubber wristbands emblazoned with the words “don’t touch me.” This news story is so bad you would assume that it was satire but, unfortunately, it isn’t. This is a serious police initiative to try to cut down on the many sexual assaults in Sweden. I can’t help but wonder if the words “don’t touch me” are in Swedish or in Arabic. Either way, the only way they would be effective at stopping a sexual assault would be if they were used like a docking ring on the assailant.
Sweden’s police chief unveiled the force’s latest weapon in the fight against sexual assault: wristbands reading “Don’t touch me”.
Barack Obama has sold more guns than any other person in history. His continued attacks against the Second Amendment mean that people seek to get in before he tries to ban them.
The good news is that his time is almost at an end; the bad news for citizens is that Hillary Clinton will continue and escalate his attacks.
Gun sales are on a pace to break last year’s record of more than 23 million, a boon to the U.S. industry and gun stores thanks to election-year worries about gun control and recent terror attacks, according to government figures and experts.
Under Obama, background checks for guns reached 141.4 million through the end of May, amounting to sales of about 52,600 a day, according to the FBI. Last year, the FBI conducted more than 23 million background checks, which are generally used to figure sales of new and used weapons.
Domestically, manufacturers have reported producing about 21,000 guns a day, or more than 46 million in Obama’s first six years in office.
And should Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton continue to best Republican Donald Trump in the polls, sales could hit new highs, according to industry experts. Read more »
There is a solution to the problem of drones peeping in your windows.
Tech-savvy peeping Toms are taking to the skies to peer into people’s homes using drones.
Peeping and peering incidents involving drones figure numerous times in information on drone-related incidents released by the Civil Aviation Authority under the Official Information Act. Read more »
In a move so poorly thought out that they may as well have painted a bullseye on their foreheads, organisers of the Houston Pride celebration have declared their parade to be gun-free. They made this extraordinary decision less than two weeks after the slaughter at the Orlando gay nightclub. Their decision has served them up as defenceless targets to any would-be an Islamic terrorist. As we all know, terrorists are cowards and like their targets to be unarmed and defenceless. If terrorists do decide to take up their invitation to slaughter them like the incredibly naive turkeys they are, I hope that the other citizens of Texas observing the parade are able to defend them with their concealed firearms.
As reported by Breitbart Texas, organizers have remained steadfast to their declaration that no one can carry firearms.
This decision comes less than two weeks after the Orlando Islamic terrorist attack at a gay nightclub which killed almost 50 people and wounded more than 50 more. This tragedy happened at another “gun-free zone.”
HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher criticized liberals “who don’t know sh*t about guns” for speaking about gun control and criticized recent gun control pushes as “a little bit elitist and a little bit racist,” on Friday.
Maher said, “[D]oes it really matter if we are banning certain guns? Because, I see that the liberals, they talk about guns — now, I’m not a gun expert, but I see a lot of people talking about guns who don’t know sh*t about guns. I know a little about — it’s like when the pope talks about vaginas, you know. And that’s when the conservatives stop listening. Like, I know a lot of them think that AR-15. ‘AR’ stands for ‘assault rifle.’ It doesn’t. and it’s not an assault rifle. It’s not an automatic weapon. Those are illegal. There are a lot of weapons they’re not even talking about banning that basically do the same thing as an AR-15, because you have to squeeze each round.”
Maher added, “[T]he Washington Post says in 2015, 39 deaths from mass shootings. Now, of course, we should say, any death is too many, blah, blah, blah. But, let’s get real. A lot of this is a little bit elitist and a little bit racist, like you were starting to say. It’s like when shootings happen to white people in nice places.”
Maher later said that there is gun control legislation he supports, and that he stops listening, “When it starts with the democrats with, ‘Well, I’m a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.’” And agreed the “glorification” of guns should be taken out of the American psyche.
The same applies to Greg O’Connor. He should be ignored. His submission on the gun inquiry was ridiculous. It was probably ghostwritten by Rob Ngamoki, the fool the Police use as their “expert” witness.
You can’t stop criminals obtaining guns through legislation. They are criminals because they ignore laws.
The NZ Herald has done a nice hit job on Gun City in their continued and wonky jihad against guns.
I’m pretty sure that David Tipple will be very pleased because they have reproduced his ad in full colour, adding the Herald readership to his reach…and all for free.
A New Zealand gun shop is selling and promoting the AR-15 rifle, the firearm synonymous with American mass shootings.
Gun City is New Zealand’s largest firearms dealer, boasting the largest range of guns, ammo and accessories.
The AR-15, a semiautomatic rifle, is being advertised on Gun City’s website for $1999, with free shipping.
To obtain an AR-15, buyers must have a standard, current firearms licence and an approved police order form.
The NZ Herald has become a left-wing rag in the past decade. They’ve run hit job after hit job on anyone and everyone who is right of centre.
But today, bless, they basically told Labour they are wrong to want to pull out of Iraq.
The Government’s decision to extend the service of New Zealand soldiers in Iraq beyond next February’s deadline is the right one, even though the Prime Minister had previously indicated the troops were on two-year deployment due to end next May. The extension means 143 men and women from the Defence Force will be rotated through Iraq until November 2018.
It is a significant commitment, and was forecast to cost about $57 million by the time it was due to wind up next year. The longer stay will probably double the bill. A heavily-censored review of the deployment considered by the Cabinet in March said the work undertaken by New Zealand Defence Force personnel had been successful.
Since May last year, NZDF soldiers at the Taji Military Base near Baghdad, where they work with Australian forces, had trained some 4000 Iraqi troops. Instruction included weapons training, conflict first aid, human rights and planning for combat operations. Three junior leadership courses were completed and Iraqi medics attended a six-day course.
The review said the military training was having a “tangible and positive impact” on the ability of Iraqi Army units to wage war against the Islamic State or Isis. Groups which had completed training performed better than those which had not been through a programme. Read more »
When reporters write about guns they are mostly wrong and sometimes they are very very wrong.
Take the ironically named Gersh Kuntzman from the NY Daily News. This little cupcake thinks AR15 rifles are horrifying, menacing and very very loud, so loud one gave the princess “temporary PTSD”.
I’m not kidding.
Stelmach doesn’t think it should be easy. But he thinks it should be allowed. “Guns don’t kill people. The wrong people kill people,” Stelmach added. “We can’t blame the weapon.”
He loves the AR-15 for cops, soldiers, hunters and target shooters. “It’s fun to shoot something like that,” he said.
Not in my hands. I’ve shot pistols before, but never something like an AR-15. Squeeze lightly on the trigger and the resulting explosion of firepower is humbling and deafening (even with ear protection). Read more »
It seems reporters the world over do dumb stuff to try to prove they are smarter than everyone else.
Here in NZ Heather du Plessis-Allan-Soper thought she was revealing a “loophole” and broke five laws in order to obtain a gun.
Now in the US a reporter tried to do the same thing and got pinged for failing the background check.
In an attempt to show how easy it is to buy a modern sporting rifle, Neil Steinberg, of the Chicago Sun-Times, was denied by the store owner’s because “it was uncovered that Mr. Steinberg has an admitted history of alcohol abuse, and a charge for domestic battery involving his wife.”
Mr. Steinburg tried to allege that wasn’t the real reason. According to him it was because, “they knew I planned to immediately sell it back to them.”
He further complains that people who have yet to commit a crime, unlike him, are able to buy guns. “Would-be terrorists can buy guns…But reporters . . . that’s a different story.”
On his Twitter account, he states that domestic battery is a flimsy reason for a gun store to deny a sale.
Thank you to all the gun trolls who said, without even realizing it, “We believe guns should be kept from people for the flimsiest reasons.”
— Neil Steinberg (@NeilSteinberg) June 20, 2016
This is not the first time an attempt to show how easy it is to buy gun has back fired. The Free Beacon reported how a CBS News employee committed a straw purchase, which is a federal crime.
The store, SpecDive Tactical in Alexandria, Virginia, said that when CBS News’ Paula Reid purchased the rifle she told the store’s general manager the gun was for her own use. However, when CBS reported on the story they revealed the gun was purchased for the story and transferred to a third party a few hours later.
The store owner has since filed a report with the Virginia State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.