Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Shooting Guns Out of Hands

Shooting a gun out of someone's hand or "shooting to wound" is a bad idea for a number of reasons. Yet the New York State Assembly was trying to mandate that officers do just that.

Commissioner Ray Kelly invited City Council members to the range to show them how hard it is to do what they are considering.

This is what it comes down to when people who know nothing about guns try to write laws to govern them.

In related news, microstamping just passed the Assembly.

UK Spree Shooting

PDB has some thoughts on the spree shooter in the UK. Guy ran around with a shotgun for three and a half hours capping people. While the gutless bobbies followed him around and didn't engage him.

The police aren't responsible for your safety. You are. Carrying isn't a cure-all, but it sure helps.

Restaurant Carry

First Virginia (takes effect 1 July) and now Tennessee passes restaurant carry reform.

Over the governor's veto.

Again. (H/T Sebastian)