In the lead-up to last month’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, gun-ban advocates declared that Ohio’s open carry law would result in massive problems. In fact, they predicted nothing short of Wild West shootouts in the street, and suggested that the governor should temporarily suspend the law (which he did not).
And as usual, they were wrong. A recently released review of arrests and police activity during the convention shows that there was little problem with guns, period. In fact, on Wednesday authorities told guns.com that of 23 RNC-related arrests made by Cleveland Police during the week of the convention, there were no open carry arrests or issues.
Once again, law-abiding gun owners weren’t a problem to anyone—just like they aren’t every other day of the year.
Two-Thirds Of Americans Believe Record Gun Sales Are For Self-Defense, Not Crime
A new Rasmussen poll reveals that a whopping 66 percent of respondents believe Americans are buying guns at a record pace for self-defense, and only 5 percent believe they are buying them to commit criminal acts.
“Most Americans remain unconcerned about their safety around those who have legal permits to carry concealed weapons,” the report added. A full 40 percent say the presence of more Americans with concealed weapons will decrease the number of people killed in violent incidents, versus 31 percent who believe it would increase them.
In addition, only 28 percent of respondents trust the federal government to fairly enforce gun laws. In the long run, it seems lawful Americans want to keep guns out of the hands of criminals … but they have little faith in politicians and bureaucrats who wish to whittle away at the Second Amendment in the name of “public safety.”
Colorado Company Offers Free AR-15 With Roof Replacement
It’s a fact of life—if you want to protect your home from the elements, you’ll eventually need to replace your roof. Now one company, Castle Rock, Colo.-area Weatherproof Roofing and Exteriors, is making that process a little less painful by offering another form of home protection—a free AR-15. The promotion, which lasts until Oct. 1, also offers a choice of a handgun, self-defense shotgun or $500 gift certificate to Cabela’s.
When asked why they chose the AR-15 as the basis for its promotion, the company explained, “It symbolizes, at our core, who we are: true American patriots. … Just like the AR-15 we’re promoting, our roofs were built for Americans, by Americans.”
While the promotion has been criticized by anti-gunners, the company emphasizes that it promotes safe firearm ownership and encourages gun owners to enroll in a training class. And of course, every eligible firearm recipient will be required to pass an NICS check.
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Ruger CEO Says Hillary Clinton A Threat To Gun Rights
During a Sturm, Ruger & Co. earnings call Wednesday, the gun manufacturer’s CEO Michael Fifer took a strong political stance in support of the Second Amendment and against Hillary Clinton, according to Business Insider. “This is a unique time in our history because for the very first time ever, we have the nominee of a major political party—one with a very reasonable likelihood of winning the presidency—overtly stating that the Supreme Court got it wrong in the Heller case, and actively campaigning against the lawful commerce in arms,” Fifer said during the call.
To counteract the current anti-gun fervor by Clinton and other Democrat candidates, Ruger also announced that the company has pledged to donate $2 for every firearm sold and match donations to the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action up to $5 million through the November election. Fifer added, "We hope this call to action inspires our customers and all freedom-loving Americans to take action in support of the Second Amendment, especially in the months leading up to the November election.”
Man Fights Off Violent Attack By Son-In-Law
When Luling, La., resident William Canada Jr. decided he had had enough of his estranged wife and her family, he grabbed a gun, two cans of gas and a Molotov cocktail, and headed for his in-laws’ home. Before leaving, he sent his wife a text message saying, “Bye bye, a-holes.”
It was a sure tragedy in the making—that is, until his father-in-law fought back. According to local media, Canada began shooting his pistol into the doors and windows after he realized his father-in-law had seen him on the porch. The father-in-law fired four or five shots in response before he was struck in the chest by one of Canada’s bullets.
Canada, who fled, was later apprehended by police. The father-in-law is expected to make a full recovery, as the bullet that struck him had already passed through a wooden door and a sofa, so didn’t fully penetrate his chest.