Two couples are suing the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services over the department’s reported demands that foster parents not exercise their Second Amendment rights.
According to a story at Guns.com, William and Jill Johnson agreed to foster their grandson; when William arrived to take him from the MDHHS, caseworkers searched him and demanded the serial numbers to his firearms. He protested that this was illegal and was allegedly informed, “If you want to care for your grandson, you will have to give up some of your constitutional rights.” Johnson says the department staff further threatened to take the child back into custody if he failed to comply. He also reports that the county judge who placed the child in their home further warned the couple not to violate the department’s gun policy although he recognized it was unconstitutional.
Brian and Naomi Mason, the other couple bringing the lawsuit, are interested in fostering but feel that they are expected to deprive themselves of their right to bear arms.
John Lott Blasts Media Silence On Women’s March Hypocrisy
In an editorial published at thehill.com, researcher John Lott draws attention to the duplicitous behavior of the leaders on the Women’s March, who were guarded by private armed security while protesting against the NRA. He points out that the media is predictably unwilling to hold the anti-gun protestors accountable for their hypocritical actions.
Lott lists a number of anti-gun activists and politicians, along with sympathetic figures in the media, who have relied on firearms to protect them while campaigning to keep them out of the hands of law-abiding citizens. Michael Bloomberg and former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley make the list, as well as David Brock of Media Matters and celebrity pundit Rosie O’Donnell.
“All too often gun control advocates really do understand the safety benefits of gun ownership—when it comes to their protecting their own personal safety,” Lott concluded. “Remember that the next time you see them calling for gun-free zones as a way to protect people.”
Armed California Man Stops Knife-Wielding Burglar
A California homeowner on Saturday morning shot and wounded a knife-wielding thief whom he found in his garage.
According to local media reports, the Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., man heard noises in his garage and went to investigate. When he got to the garage he saw a man burglarizing his car.
When the burglar saw the homeowner, he jumped out of the vehicle and advanced toward him with a knife. The homeowner then drew a handgun and shot the burglar.
Police report that the suspect was on post community release supervision and was also in possession of drugs.