In the report, Alison R. Parker wrote about the federal effort to deregulate firearm suppressors: “Without the need to pass a background check, violent felons, domestic abusers, terrorists, and other dangerous people would have largely unfettered access to silencers, and thus the capacity to commit deadlier crimes without the sound of gunshots to alert bystanders.”
Parker, a freelance writer who specializes in reproductive justice and LGBTQ rights, apparently didn’t feel the need to do any actual research on the topic of suppressors. Just in case she wants to address the issue again, we’ll refer her to none other than that anti-gun bastion The Washington Post, which wrote: “There is little that’s quiet about a firearm with a silencer, unless one also thinks a jackhammer is quiet.”
Congresswoman: Don’t Say “Gun Control” When Talking About Gun Control
When it comes to gun control, anti-gun advocates want more of it, they just don’t want gun owners to know what their real goal is—control.
We see more proof of that this week as Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., called on those wanting more restrictive gun laws to use more politically correct words, according to a report at pjmedia.com.
“I’d never say gun control; never ever, ever say that. Do you want the government taking control of your life, anybody in this room?” Esty asked while discussing gay issues at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. “We want the respect and rights and privileges and responsibilities of every other American. That's what we want, right? That's what we want and so that's why we really should be talking about gun safety.”
Whether she calls it gun control or gun safety, Esty is still talking about the same thing—making laws more restrictive for law-abiding gun owners instead of actually addressing the issue of violent crime.
NFL Player Will Hunt Until He “Can’t Anymore”
Players on the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles team have been outspoken advocates for hunting. It was well documented—and criticized by the gun control crowd—when rookie quarterback and avid hunter Carson Wentz presented his offensive linemen with Beretta shotguns for Christmas last year.
The gifts were well received. “This is an awesome gun, I’m excited about it,” raved fellow hunter Allen Barbre. “I was looking for one of these,” said Brandon Brooks.
Last month, Wentz took his linemen out hunting and, after sharing some images on social media, the backlash was fast. But wide receiver Torrey Smith was having none of it. He responded by tweeting, “I love the outdoors and will fish and hunt until I can’t anymore … your comments fall on deaf ears.” Wentz chimed in with a “What he said” tweet, and tagged Smith’s comment.
Wentz isn’t the only avid hunter on the team. In March, SilencerCo took defensive lineman Fletcher Cox out to the plains of Texas with LG Outfitters in search of nilgai.
Maine Governor Signs Bill Outlawing Gun Registry
Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage recently signed a measure outlawing gun registries in the state.
The measure, Legislative Document 9, sponsored by Republican state Rep. Patrick Corey, will prohibit a government agency or political subdivision of Maine from keeping a list or registry of privately owned firearms, or a list or registry of the owners of those firearms.
According to NRA-ILA, while federal law prohibits a universal national gun registry, there are eight states which prohibit state-level gun registries as well. Maine will be the ninth state to prohibit such a registry.
Armed 82-Year-Old Fights Off Home Invader
82-year-old Jerry Wolfe was alone in his Owen County, Ind., home when he was awakened by noises downstairs. He got up and grabbed his gun to investigate, but when he got to the top of the stairwell, he heard a sound that made his blood run cold—the home invader was emerging from a room right behind him.
“… I turned around with my pistol and I started firing,” Wolfe told Fox 59. However, neither of Wolfe’s shots stopped the assailant, and after a short struggle, he managed to escape.
According to the Owen County Sheriff’s Dept., the suspect had gained entry by pushing in a window air conditioning unit. The incident has prompted Wolfe to take further precautions to protect his home—he has plans to install an alarm system—but he says his primary form of self-defense will still be the firearm on his nightstand table.
“If somebody comes in there, I’ll shoot them right through the covers,” Wolfe said.