Passively Constructed Negligent Discharge Quote of the Day: Rookie NYPD Cop Edition

Regular readers know that TTAG abhors the term “accidental discharge.” There is no such thing. It is a negligent discharge. So when we hear NYPD Commissioner William Bratton say an officer’s gun “accidentally discharged,” we call bullshit. But that’s what Billy Boy had to say about this tragic tale [via nydailynews.com] . . . Akai Gurley had just entered the stairwell near his steady sweetheart’s seventh floor apartment at about 11:15 p.m. when Liang fatally shot him in the chest, said the source and the girlfriend. The two only used the stairs because the building elevator was slow . . . Officer…
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New York’s Big Gun Smuggling Haul Not the Victory They Claim

Reader H. writes: From foxnews.com: “What you see here are illegal guns that will be never be used to rob or murder innocent New Yorkers.” Uh…no.  What we see here are legal guns unlawfully purchased to fulfill demand created by New York ‘progressive’ statist statutes, and particularly NYC laws which create the scarcity vacuum that entices and encourages bad actors to import otherwise legal guns for profit. And if not Florida, they’d come from somewhere else, the only variable being the cost of purchase and  importation (or theft from lawful owners or government inventory) and the price for which they are…
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Update: Guns & Ammo Backs Down, Won’t Sue Guns Save Life Over Taurus Curve Post

Yesterday John Boch, president of Illinois gun rights org Guns Save Life received a threat of legal action over his strongly-worded post that took a dim view of Taurus’s latest product, the Curve .380 ACP pistol (as well as G&A’s alleged pimping of the new gun). Today the Intermedia mother ship called John and assumed a much more conciliatory tone than the initial foot-stamping by online editor Dusty Gibson. Here’s John’s latest post, reprinted here with permission . . . Todd Smith, the VP of Content Development for Intermedia called from New York this morning around 9:30am or so to discuss a resolution…
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Washington’s I-594 Forces Museum to Close WWII Exhibit

Washington State has been patting themselves on the back after passing I-594, a sweeping invasive law that makes universal background checks a reality. The law is ridiculous and is already having unintended consequences. Here’s a quick review of the law: Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 9.41 RCW to read as follows: (1)  All firearm sales or transfers, in whole or part in this state including without limitation a sale or transfer where either the purchaser or seller or transferee or transferor is in Washington, shall be subject to background checks unless specifically exempted by state or…
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D.C. Could be Held in Contempt of Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. — If you recall, the District of Columbia was sued because of their laws infringing upon the Second Amendment, specifically the right to bear arms in public places. In the case Palmer v. D.C., Judge Frederick Scullin ruled in favor of the plaintiff, requiring D.C. to have a provision for the bearing of arms. The city council “complied” with the judge’s order and created a provision for applying for a carry permit. But, as with most political groups, the city council pulled a fast one on its citizens. The council passed a law which allows for the application…
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CT Office of The Child Advocate Sandy Hook Slaughter Report Calls for Gun Control

The Connecticut’s Office of The Child Advocate report on Adam Lanza (AL), the spree killer who murdered 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, starts with a call for gun control. “The conclusion cannot be avoided that access to guns is relevant to an examination of ways to improve the public health. Access to assault weapons with high capacity magazines did play a major role in this and other mass shootings in recent history . . . Our emphasis on AL’s developmental trajectory and issues of mental illness should not be understood to mean that these issues…
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It Should Have Been A Defensive Gun Use: KS Woman Set On Fire Edition

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player “Wichita police say a woman was sexually assaulted, hit on the head, and set on fire Monday night in Fairmount Park,” stlouis.cbslocal.com reports. St. Louis, eh? While the mainstream media’s busy gawking at the Gateway City’s surging gun sales (ahead of the Michael Brown grand jury ruling), the daily affront of criminal predation continues. Yes, there’s less of it, statistically speaking. But what do stats mean when you’re being raped, beaten to death and set on fire? If the antis can wave the bloody shirt to argue for civilian disarmament, The People of the Gun can use this…
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