If you’ve ever worried about what might happen to your firearm when you check it in your baggage before leaving on a trip, that concern might not be unfounded.
According to a Friday report on Fox News, a former baggage handler at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has been arrested for stealing multiple handguns from checked luggage, then trading the guns for marijuana.
The complaint alleges that Ja’Quan Johnson stole numerous handguns from inside passenger bags between November 2016 and February of this year. According to Fox News, Austin police have recovered seven stolen firearms and seized illegal drugs in warranted searches, which led to the arrests of two of Johnson's alleged accomplices.
Johnson could face up to 10 years in a federal prison for theft from an interstate shipment and for possession of each stolen firearm.
Michigan Senior Citizen Shoots Dog Attacking His Wife
A 73-year-old Woodhaven, Mich., woman was walking her Labrador when the dog was attacked by two pit bulls. While she succeeded in pulling the pit bulls away from her dog, they soon fixed upon another target—her.
According to local media reports, the woman’s husband, a retired police officer, was approaching the house when he heard his wife screaming. He pulled his gun and shot one of the pit bulls twice, then finally had to use a brick to break the dog away from his wife. The dog later died.
Thenewsherald.com reported that the woman suffered gashes and about 40 puncture wounds, mostly to her hands and arms. The husband told police it was fortunate he came home when he did, because his wife otherwise might have been killed.
Important RTC Bill Moves To South Carolina House Floor
An important Right-to-Carry measure under consideration in South Carolina has passed out of the Judiciary Committee and will be considered this week by the full House of Representatives.
H. 3240 is one of NRA’s top priorities this session in South Carolina. The measure would establish that South Carolina recognizes all valid Right-to-Carry permits issued by other states.
The bill was amended in the Judiciary Committee to clarify that the recognition of permits issued by other states applies only to those permitees who are at least 21 years old, unless they are members of the United States Armed Forces.
Use Your Power!
South Carolina gun owners are encouraged to contact their state representative and ask them to support H. 3240 without any amendments that would weaken the measure’s goal of establishing true RTC recognition in the state. Contact them byclicking here.