Jesse Hughes, lead singer for Eagles of Death Metal—the band onstage during the Paris concert terror attack—is continuing to speak out for gun rights.
“I think the only thing that stopped it was some of the bravest men that I’ve ever seen in my life charging headfirst into the face of death with their firearms,” Hughes told French TV channel iTélé. “I know people will disagree with me, but it just seems like God made men and women, and that night guns made them equal. And I hate it that it’s that way. I think ... that maybe until nobody has guns everybody has to have them.”
Hughes sees that the American Second Amendment is a better system than the gun bans in place in many European countries, including France. “I want everyone to have access to them (guns), and I saw people die that maybe could have lived, I don’t know,” he said.
In the wake of the sudden death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia—with Republicans urging President Barack Obama to let the next president nominate Scalia’s successor to avoid politicizing the issue in an election year, and Obama vowing to nominate a replacement “in due time”—a leading Supreme Court analyst says Attorney General Loretta Lynch is “the most likely candidate” to replace Justice Scalia.
Tom Goldstein, who hosts the authoritative SCOTUSblog.com website, said “The fact that Lynch was vetted so recently for attorney general also makes it practical for the president to nominate her in relatively short order.”
VPC Can’t Back Claim That Silencers Pose “Threat To Public Safety”
The Violence Policy Center (VPC) has released a “study” claiming, “Silencers are military-bred accessories that make it easier for criminals to take innocent lives.” On the report’s cover, they used a photo of a newspaper headline about a murder—from 1915.
However, Guns.com writes that ATF finds no evidence that any crimes were committed with registered NFA items (including suppressors) between 2006-2014. The website also analyzed the eight crimes involving suppressors VPC listed: No shot was fired in three of the cases; one serial killer used a homemade device; and two of the cases were in California, where suppressors are already banned. VPC demonstrates their alarm by featuring images from suppressor catalogs and a graph showing the rise in suppressor sales.
The VPC is a gun-control advocacy group, not an unbiased research firm, and their “studies” are never peer-reviewed. The correct term for this sort of “study” is “propaganda.”
Delaware Gun Sales Jump
Gun purchases in Delaware dramatically increased in December and January, jumping by 26 percent from the same time a year ago. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 12,556 federal background checks were conducted for people buying guns in Delaware during these two months—an increase fueled by nontraditional gun owners seeking protection, firearm sellers and advocates say.
“Much of that was due to an increase in handgun sales used for personal safety,” said Bob Miller, owner of Miller’s Gun Center in New Castle. “There’s a concern (about safety) that’s media-driven.” The increase in Delaware firearm purchases is just one more aspect of the ongoing debate over whether more guns in a community make people safer. Despite the ever-vocal anti-gun agenda, people in Delaware are taking it upon themselves to ensure their personal safety.
NRA Sponsors National Hunting & Fishing Day
On May 2, 1972, President Nixon signed the first proclamation of National Hunting and Fishing Day, ushering in an official day of thanks to sportsmen and women. “I urge all citizens to join with outdoor sportsmen in the wise use of our natural resources and in ensuring their proper management for the benefit of future generations,” he wrote.
Now held on the fourth Saturday of September, this year’s celebration will mark the event’s 44th anniversary. The 2016 National Hunting and Fishing Day will take place on Sept. 24 and is sponsored by the NRA.
“The NRA couldn’t be more proud to partner with National Hunting and Fishing Day in their mission to celebrate the outdoor lifestyle and traditions that are enjoyed by millions of Americans, while highlighting the fact that sportsmen and women are essential to conservation and wildlife management efforts,” said Kyle Weaver, Executive Director of NRA General Operations.
Home Intruder Picked Wrong Doggie Door
A crook that failed to break into a Las Vegas home earlier this week decided instead to try a neighbor’s house. That turned out to be a bad mistake.
According to police reports, a man approached a woman’s home and began banging on the door, trying to break it down. When he had no luck there, the man, who was carrying a 12-inch knife, tried to enter the neighbor’s house through the doggie door. The neighbor, hearing the commotion, grabbed his gun and shot the intruder in the face.
“I think it was very brave,” the woman whose house was first targeted told local media. “I’m glad he did it. It made me feel better—that he’s armed. The detective told me the neighbor very well could have saved our lives.”