“Peaceful Communities” sounds like a harmless enough name for an organization, but the phrase that jumps out at you when you visit the organization's website—“Repeal the Second Amendment”—gives you a pretty good idea of what “peaceful” means to them.
This anti-Second Amendment organization plans to protest outside the NRA Carry Guard Expo today, as reported in the Wisconsin Gazette. “Guns are a plague that is doing great harm to Milwaukee and communities all across America,” said Lee Goodman, identified as the organizer of the event. (The Peaceful Communities website is largely focused on plugging Goodman’s book, which makes us wonder how many members there are besides him.)
Hopefully this protest won’t detract from the enjoyment of NRA Carry Guard Expo attendees, but extrapolating from the roughly 75 people who showed up to protest the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Atlanta—or the 17 people who attended the only other Peaceful Communities protest we could find a record of—there shouldn’t be too much of a disturbance.
California FFLs Striking Back Over Proposed Regulations
It’s no secret that living in California has been no picnic for law-abiding gun owners. The Left Coast has prided itself on harsh gun controls and strict regulations that make it difficult to even own a gun. The draconian laws also threaten the very livelihood of gun dealers. In response, the California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees (CAL-FFL) is fighting back.
A report from the Gun Feed notes that CAL-FFL has asked the state legislature to reject SB 497, SB 464 and AB 1525. These measures, respectively, call for a limit of one gun purchase a month and mandate cost-prohibitive storage, security and signage requirements.
“These bills add to the ever-increasing number of unnecessary laws and regulations that restrict how, when and where we are able to engage in the business of facilitating the exercise of a constitutionally enumerated right,” said Mike Baryla, president of CAL-FFL. “By limiting how many firearms we can sell to our customers and putting costly mandates on us, the legislature is hitting us from both ends.”
Kansas Convenience Store Worker Fires At Robber, Sends Him Running
A robber who evidently targeted Circle K stores in Wichita last Sunday had one successful attempt—and one spectacular failure.
Wichita police said a man went to the convenience store at 9 p.m. and bought an item. When the register opened, he leapt over the counter and lunged at the cash. However, the employee behind the counter had a firearm, which he drew and fired at the suspect. The attempted robber ran from the store with no money, however police have not apprehended the man so they don’t know if he was hit by the gunfire.
Then, about an hour later, an identical incident occurred at another local Circle K. When a man made a purchase and the register opened, he demanded money, took it and fled the store. Investigators are still trying to determine if both robbery attempts are connected.