Shannon Frattaroli, an associate professor with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, apparently thinks senior citizens shouldn’t be trusted with the right to keep and bear arms. “When I think about older adults and access to guns, the thing that immediately springs to mind is their incredibly high rates of suicide—and suicides from guns in particular,” said the Bloomberg-backed nabob of nanny-state prohibition, according to New America Media.
But the suicide rate of elderly Americans is only marginally, and only sometimes, higher than any other age group except those under 20. Nonetheless, Frattaroli urges that seniors—who often are more frail and vulnerable to violent attack than younger people—could be disarmed through schemes like California’s “Gun Violence Restraining Orders.”
We hope that Frattaroli’s call for disarming law-abiding American seniors falls on deaf ears. After all, there’s no indication that our Founding Fathers believed the Second Amendment-protected right to keep and bear arms should have a maximum age limit.
Anti-Gun Senator Makes The Case For Supporting Trump
In explaining why gun-ban advocates should vote for Hillary Clinton this fall, a Democratic U.S. senator actually made the perfect case for why gun owners and other freedom lovers should vote for Donald Trump.
Speaking of Clinton’s push for more restrictive gun-control laws, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said: “If Donald Trump wins, it will be a pretty dramatic setback. Not just because how terrible he’ll be on the issue, but the fact that a presidential candidate who ran asking for a mandate on guns lost.”
However, Murphy seems to be hedging his bet, adding: “I’m not sure that our movement is ready yet to beat the gun lobby.”
It’s the job of all gun owners to make sure that, once the votes are counted this November, Murphy and those like him learn just how weak they truly are when compared to Americans who vote freedom first.
Gun Shop Kicked Out of Wizard World Comic Con
Since March, DS Arms owner Dave Selvaggio had been looking forward to exhibiting at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago. The event, which began Thursday and runs through Sunday, welcomes tens of thousands of fans as they celebrate the best in pop culture. But as it turned out, that welcome did not extend to Barrington, Ill.-based DS arms.
Selvaggio set up his booth on Thursday—displaying both real and replica guns—and was 90 minutes into the show before a Wizard World staff member noticed the guns and requested the booth be taken down. Despite the fact that Selvaggio had properly secured the space from the show promoter, he was still shut down.
Wizard World Comic Con claims to celebrate “movies, comics, toys, video gaming, games, TV, horror, wrestling, MMA” and more. But apparently it’s all just for show. As Selvaggio noted, “Just because people are fans of comic books and sci-fi doesn't mean they're not interested in protecting themselves."
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Broadcast Live On NBC Sports
Bristol, Tenn., is the place to be this weekend as one of racing’s most anticipated events—the 2016 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race—roars into the Bristol Motor Speedway this evening. But if you’re stuck at home, you can still catch all the heart-pounding excitement from your living room.
Starting at 8 p.m., tune in to NBC Sports Network to see a race like no other in motorsports, as NASCAR’s best go head to head around Bristol’s famed half-mile banked oval. Watch last year’s champion, Joey Logano, as he tries to defend his title against challengers Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart and others vying for the checkered flag.
It’ll be 500 laps of fuel-injected fury you won’t want to miss, so make plans to watch tonight!
Store Clerk Stops Robbery With A Single Shot
A man entered a corner store in Pennsylvania intent on leaving with a sack of stolen cash. Instead, he left with a gunshot wound.
Harrisburg police Capt. Deric Moody told pennlive.com that an armed, masked male tried to rob the establishment around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, approaching a clerk who was standing behind the counter. However, another employee was able to grab a gun and fire a single round that hit the suspect—who immediately fled. A trail of blood was found inside the store, but a steady downpour had washed away any blood trail or evidence outside.
The suspect has still not been located, but both clerks were unharmed and the robber left empty-handed. Store surveillance cameras captured the attempted robbery, and the investigation is ongoing.