Firearms

The world’s greatest gun salesman boosts shares in gun stocks

Obama’s cry-baby speech about gun control has resulted in…more gun sales:

President Obama’s move to tighten gun restrictions follows a string of high-profile shootings and surging sales of firearms — and some experts believe Tuesday’s executive action will only heighten demand.

Gun manufacturers have seen their stocks climb in recent days as sales pick up.

Shares of Smith & Wesson jumped 11 percent Tuesday, to $25.86, when the president unveiled his new plan for expanding background checks on gun sales, while Sturm, Ruger & Co.’s stock climbed nearly 7 percent, to $65.54.

For gun-rights groups, the numbers serve to validate a long-running joke within the industry: Obama is the gun salesman of the year.

Not just of the year…of all time!

“President Obama has single-handedly done more to promote gun ownership than anyone else,” said Erich Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America.

“Gun owners are concerned, and they should be,” Pratt continued. “We see people running to gun stores to buy firearms and ammunition.

If Obama wants to ban it, they want to buy it,” he added.President Obama’s move to tighten gun restrictions follows a string of high-profile shootings and surging sales of firearms — and some experts believe Tuesday’s executive action will only heighten demand.   Read more »

Charges imminent for Mediaworks host?

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THE GUN DEALER at the centre of the Heather du Plessis Allan firearms controversy has agreed to give evidence for the prosecution if the case goes to trial – and says he’s picking the broadcaster will be locked up for her ‘stupidity’.

Gun City owner David Tipple yesterday confirmed he had willingly been cooperating with police about the whole du Plessis Allan matter and would be giving evidence if she was eventually charged.

He believed on the strength of the evidence so far du Plessis Allan could very well be looking at a stint behind bars.

“I doubt very much in this case the courts are going to slap her over the hand with a wet bus ticket. They’ll make an example of her. I’m quite sure of that,” he said.

“The courts take a dim view of anyone who impersonates a police officer. It is a serious offence. I think they’ll take this very seriously.”

Du Plessis Allan is currently the focus of a police inquiry after using fake credentials and illegally assuming the identity of a police officer to purchase a firearm online in what she argued was an attempt to highlight a loophole in the mail order gun system.

This was despite there being no evidence of anyone ever purchasing a firearm illegitimately online.   Read more »

NY Times uses their First Amendment rights to demand citizens have their Second Amendment rights removed

In a bizarre front page editorial the NY Times has demanded that politicians remove the Second Amendment rights of citizens.

They have claimed that the right to keep and bear arms is “a moral outrage and national disgrace”.

All decent people feel sorrow and righteous fury about the latest slaughter of innocents, in California. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies are searching for motivations, including the vital question of how the murderers might have been connected to international terrorism. That is right and proper.

But motives do not matter to the dead in California, nor did they in Colorado, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut and far too many other places. The attention and anger of Americans should also be directed at the elected leaders whose job is to keep us safe but who place a higher premium on the money and political power of an industry dedicated to profiting from the unfettered spread of ever more powerful firearms.

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It’s all a big joke isn’t it Heather, until it isn’t

Heather du Plessis Allan still thinks breaking the law in order to obtain an illegal firearm is all a big joke. Her column in the Herald on Sunday is one big mocking of Police over the execution of search warrants necessitated by her refusing to cooperate with Police.

Our readers have reacted.

One commenter here notes:

Her facetious little diatribe is nothing more than a thinly veiled attack on the cops who have already released a statement that both her and Mediaworks refused to cooperate.
I see the front page still refers to the serving of a warrant as a police raid. A raid is not generally preceded by a phone call making an appointment to meet but there you have it on our sensationalist media. It’s a raid.

Aucky chimes in:

To put it bluntly Sarah, HDPA is taking the piss with that column. The Police did not fly a specialist search squad down from Auckland to look through her supermarket receipts or her recipes. She’s painted herself into a corner with her stupid actions and maybe her flippancy is some sort of self justification. She certainly isn’t martyrdom material and the thought of pending heavyweight legal processes and their possible outcome must be weighing very heavily. Having said that, she’s a grown woman and she made the call. Like you I feel sorry for Bazza – I have little time for his work but at age 63 this is the last thing that he needs in his life. As my old gran used to say ‘There’s no fool like an old fool’.

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Things are getting serious for HDPA and Mediaworks

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The Police aren’t mucking around over the illegal obtaining of a firearm by Heather du Plessis Allan.

And the Herald is going all in as well. I think they smell blood and can see which way the traffic is flowing on this one.

The police inquiry into the gun-buying sting at TV3’s Story show has now seen three search warrants executed, including the one used to search the home of co-host Heather du Plessis-Allan.

One of those was at TV3’s Auckland offices and was carried out with advance warning, with detectives arranging to collect material set out in the search warrant.

One of the other warrants was served in Wellington, as was the one which saw officers access Du Plessis-Allan’s home.

A spokeswoman said: “We have obtained several items which we had been seeking in order to conduct a full and thorough investigation.”   Read more »

How many mass shootings? Why do media believe everything they read on social media?

The left wing media and bloggers have been spreading around a number, obtained from the Washington Post, of the number of mass shootings this year in the US.

There is a major problem though…the number is a lie…and it took a lefty writer from a left wing outlet, Mother Jones, to bust it open.

On Wednesday, a Washington Post article announced that “The San Bernardino shooting is the second mass shooting today and the 355th this year.” Vox, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, this newspaper and others reported similar statistics. Grim details from the church in Charleston, a college classroom in Oregon and a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado are still fresh, but you could be forgiven for wondering how you missed more than 300 other such attacks in 2015.

At Mother Jones, where I work as an editor, we have compiled an in-depth, open-source database covering more than three decades of public mass shootings. By our measure, there have been four “mass shootings” this year, including the one in San Bernardino, and at least 73 such attacks since 1982.   Read more »

Why is the Media Party upset that someone who broke the law had a search warrant executed on them?

If you break the law then expect a visit from the constabulary.

It beggars belief that the Media Party is outraged that Police executed a search warrant on Heather du Plessis Allan.

It is quite simple. She allegedly broke the law, and then went on television to tell us all how great she was at breaking the law.

Worse still she claimed, along with other Media Party luvvies that breaking the law was justified because “public interest”.

That is exactly the same argument they used to justify the illegal hacking of my systems and attempting to destroy my business, my life, my reputation.

“Public Interest”.

Unfortunately they don’t get to claim that and they also don’t get to willy-nilly break the law.   Read more »

Loophole? What loophole?

In what is perhaps the first piece of honest reporting from David Fisher in some time, the NZ Herald reveals that the supposed ‘loophole’ used by Heather du Plessis Alan isn’t in fact a ‘loophole’.

Not a single bogus mail order gun sale was found by detectives checking records at the firearms shop chain from which TV3 current affairs presenter Heather du Plessis-Allan bought a rifle without a licence, says the owner of the chain.

And police have revealed detectives are investigating whether the unlicensed gun purchase by TV3’s Story current affairs programme could lead to a charge of “impersonation of a police officer” or forgery, which carries a 10-year maximum sentence.

Not a single ‘loophole’…and Heather du Plessis Allan can’t claim hers was either because she is now under investigation for crimes committed in making their bogus story.   Read more »

Best gun salesman in the world denounces gun violence. Why not? Sales are booming.

Best gun salesman in the world denounces gun violence.  Why not?  Sales are booming….and they will rocket up again after his latest outburst.

US President Barack Obama has denounced the country’s epidemic of gun violence and renewed a call for tougher controls on military-style weapons after yet another deadly shooting, saying “enough is enough.”

The latest bloodshed came on Friday (local time) when a man entered a family planning clinic in the state of Colorado and allegedly opened fire, killing three people, including a police officer, and wounding nine others.

The motive of the suspect now under arrest was not yet known and police were to interrogate him on Saturday.

The Planned Parenthood clinic located in Colorado Springs performs abortion, and the city’s mayor suggested that deeply divisive issue in America may have been behind the assault.

“You can certainly infer what it may have been in terms of where it took place and the manner in which it took place,” John Suthers told CNN.    Read more »

Obama breaks the record again as the world’s best gun sales man

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Obama has to be on some sort of retainer from gun manufacturers.

How else would you his explain his constant attempts to boost their sales.

Truth Revolt reports:

October marked the sixth month in a row that gun sales have been at an all-time high.

As The Washington Free Beacon notes, last month saw nearly two million background checks performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, beating out totals from October a year ago by nearly 400,000.

So far this year, 17,584,346 background checks have been performed. Last year’s total was 20,968,547 and 2013’s was 21,093,273. With two months left to go in 2015, those two years will likely be bested.

Of course, this isn’t an exact total of guns sold, per se, but “a reliable proxy,” according to the Beacon.    Read more »