In Defense of the Second Amendment

Atomic Fireball

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Ummm

Four people were killed and another five were injured in a shooting at a private Kansas City bar overnight, police said.

Officers were called to the Tequila KC bar in Kansas City, Kansas at 1:27 a.m. (2:27 a.m. ET) and four shooting victims were found dead inside the bar, police spokesman Thomas Tomasic said.

The four, all Hispanic males, were identified as a man in his late 50s, another in his mid-30s and two in their mid-20s, Tomasic said.
#a_feature_not_a_bug
 

weeniewawa

it's a man, baby!!!
Dick's has destroyed $5 million worth of weapons, its CEO says

and expects all the shooting victims to be reincarnated any day now.

https://www.kcci.com/article/dick-s-has-destroyed-5-million-worth-of-weapons-its-ceo-says/29398590#

After finding out that Dick's had sold the Parkland shooter a shotgun, CEO Ed Stack decided last year the company would no longer sell firearm to anyone under 21. Dick's announced it would destroy its inventory of weapons, rather than allow them to be sold by another retailer.


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Since then, about $5 million of the chain's gun inventory has been turned into scrap metal, Stack said in an interview with CBS.

"All this about, you know, how we were anti-Second Amendment, you know, 'we don't believe in the Constitution,' and none of that could be further from the truth," he said in the interview. "We just didn't want to sell the assault-style weapons that could inflict that kind of damage."

The shooting
Stack is a hunter and gun owner who believes strongly in the Second Amendment. The company, which his father started as a fish-and-tackle shop in 1948, has sold guns since long before Stack started working there in 1977.

But the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, on February 14, 2018, changed that. Seventeen people were killed in the attack.

Though the gun sold to the shooter was not the AR-15-style rifle used in the shooting, Stack said he couldn't stand being part of the narrative of mass shootings.

"We had a pit in our stomach," he told CNN soon after the shooting. "We did everything by the book that we were supposed to do, from a legal standpoint, we followed everything we were supposed to do. And somehow this kid was still able to buy a gun from us."

The decision
Stack told CBS the controversial decision cost his company about a quarter of a billion dollars in revenue.

Dick's is not the only national chain to be grappling with gun sales.

Walmart announced in September that it would reduce its gun and ammunition sales significantly, also requesting that customers no longer open carry guns into their stores, even in states that allow open carry.
 

Ballbuster1

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5 mil is peanuts. Nobody was going to them to buy guns any way.
This is nothing more than a publicity stunt.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
They'll write off the current retail value and every penny of employee time and equipment value used to prepare them for disposal.
They might turn a bigger profit than if they were sold.
Yep, that’s exactly what they are going to do, they claim that they had 5mil in firearms, that’s retail value not actual value, dicks used to buy so many guns they could request manufacturers to build specific for them and their retail price point, I have a “dicks’ stoger condor O/U that I bought for $299 back in 2002, the cost on that gun was probably $100 because if you comparing my Dicks gun to a “non dicks” the difference is glaring, even on the outside.
So figure they are destroying less than 2mil in actual stock, if you dig into their books I would bet good money they throw away that many deflated basket balls and rotten bait a year.
What’s going to fuck them is the millions of guys like me who would spend a few hundred bucks a year there depending upon the season and not just on guns, I would buy a lot of clothes and fishing shit. Now? I won’t spend a Dime there.
 

Atomic Fireball

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Stack is a reader and book owner who believes strongly in the First Amendment. The company, which his father started as a newsstand 1948, has sold books since long before Stack started working there in 1977.

But the murder of John Lennon, on December 8, 1980, changed that. Killer Mark David Chapman identified with the book "Catcher in the Rye" so much that he considered Lennon's murder to be the 27th chapter in the 26-chapter book. He quoted a line from the novel at his trial and wrote "this is my statement" on the inside cover of a copy recovered during his arrest.

Though the book sold to Chapman is not carried in Dick's Book Emporium, Stack said he couldn't stand being part of the narrative of book-motivated shootings.

"We had a pit in our stomach," he told CNN soon after the shooting. Dick's announced it would burn its inventory of books, rather than allow them to be sold by another retailer. Since then, about $5 million of the chain's book inventory has been turned into ash, Stack said in an interview with CBS.



Holy shit this is a publicly traded company - DKS
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
Stack is a reader and book owner who believes strongly in the First Amendment. The company, which his father started as a newsstand 1948, has sold books since long before Stack started working there in 1977.

But the murder of John Lennon, on December 8, 1980, changed that. Killer Mark David Chapman identified with the book "Catcher in the Rye" so much that he considered Lennon's murder to be the 27th chapter in the 26-chapter book. He quoted a line from the novel at his trial and wrote "this is my statement" on the inside cover of a copy recovered during his arrest.

Though the book sold to Chapman is not carried in Dick's Book Emporium, Stack said he couldn't stand being part of the narrative of book-motivated shootings.

"We had a pit in our stomach," he told CNN soon after the shooting. Dick's announced it would burn its inventory of books, rather than allow them to be sold by another retailer. Since then, about $5 million of the chain's book inventory has been turned into ash, Stack said in an interview with CBS.



Holy shit this is a publicly traded company - DKS

Holden Caufield was an asshole
 
California adopts nation's broadest gun seizure laws

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed 15 gun-related bills into law Friday, tightening the state's already-stringent Second Amendment restrictions.
One of the bills, which expands a so-called "red flag" law to allow co-workers, employers and educators to seek gun violence restraining orders against firearms owners they fear are a danger to themselves and others, was vetoed twice by Newsom's predecessor, Jerry Brown.
Newsom also signed a companion bill allowing the gun violence restraining orders to last one and five years, although the gun owners could petition to end those restrictions earlier. The bill also allows judges to issue search warrants at the same time as they grant the orders. The warrants can be used immediately if the gun owners are served with the relinquishment orders but fail to turn over the firearms or ammunition.
California has outperformed the rest of the nation, because of our gun safety laws, in reducing the gun murder rate substantially compared to the national reduction," Newsom said as he signed the measures surrounded by state lawmakers. "No state does it as well or comprehensively as the state of California, and we still have a long way to go."
Between 1993 and 2017, the latest available, there was a 62 percent decline in the gun murder rate in California, nearly double the 34 percent nationally, Newsom said.
Co-workers who want to request a gun violence restraining order will have to have "substantial and regular interactions" with gun owners, and co-workers and school employees will need to get approval from their employers or school administrators before seeking a restraining order.
Those seeking the orders will be required to file sworn statements detailing their reasons for doing so.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) opposed the bill, saying it "poses a significant threat to civil liberties" because a restraining order can be sought before a gun owner has an opportunity to dispute the request.
Additionally, those making a request under the new law may "lack the relationship or skills required to make an appropriate assessment," the ACLU said.
The bill's author, Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco, cited a recent study finding that gun restraining order laws may have helped prevent 21 mass shootings, though the University of California, Davis, researchers cautioned that "it is impossible to know whether violence would have occurred."
The National Rifle Association (NRA) and its state affiliate, the California Rifle and Pistol Association, opposed the new restrictions, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The laws will take effect Jan. 1, 2020.
The Democratic governor also signed a law that will limit Californians to purchasing one long rifle per month, according to The Sacramento Bee.

This law expands the current legislation that applies to handguns, and it will prevent people under 21 from purchasing semi-automatic rifles and other similar firearms.
The collective measures "tweak" the state's current laws and "improve implementation," according to Amanda Wilcox, spokeswoman for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Ting also has a companion bill that would allow gun owners starting next September who are the subjects of restraining order requests to file a form with the court saying they won't contest the requests and are surrendering their firearms. Under current law, even those who agree to give up their guns must go through a court hearing, which Ting says wastes time and resources
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
California adopts nation's broadest gun seizure laws

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed 15 gun-related bills into law Friday, tightening the state's already-stringent Second Amendment restrictions.
One of the bills, which expands a so-called "red flag" law to allow co-workers, employers and educators to seek gun violence restraining orders against firearms owners they fear are a danger to themselves and others, was vetoed twice by Newsom's predecessor, Jerry Brown.
Newsom also signed a companion bill allowing the gun violence restraining orders to last one and five years, although the gun owners could petition to end those restrictions earlier. The bill also allows judges to issue search warrants at the same time as they grant the orders. The warrants can be used immediately if the gun owners are served with the relinquishment orders but fail to turn over the firearms or ammunition.
California has outperformed the rest of the nation, because of our gun safety laws, in reducing the gun murder rate substantially compared to the national reduction," Newsom said as he signed the measures surrounded by state lawmakers. "No state does it as well or comprehensively as the state of California, and we still have a long way to go."
Between 1993 and 2017, the latest available, there was a 62 percent decline in the gun murder rate in California, nearly double the 34 percent nationally, Newsom said.
Co-workers who want to request a gun violence restraining order will have to have "substantial and regular interactions" with gun owners, and co-workers and school employees will need to get approval from their employers or school administrators before seeking a restraining order.
Those seeking the orders will be required to file sworn statements detailing their reasons for doing so.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) opposed the bill, saying it "poses a significant threat to civil liberties" because a restraining order can be sought before a gun owner has an opportunity to dispute the request.
Additionally, those making a request under the new law may "lack the relationship or skills required to make an appropriate assessment," the ACLU said.
The bill's author, Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco, cited a recent study finding that gun restraining order laws may have helped prevent 21 mass shootings, though the University of California, Davis, researchers cautioned that "it is impossible to know whether violence would have occurred."
The National Rifle Association (NRA) and its state affiliate, the California Rifle and Pistol Association, opposed the new restrictions, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The laws will take effect Jan. 1, 2020.
The Democratic governor also signed a law that will limit Californians to purchasing one long rifle per month, according to The Sacramento Bee.

This law expands the current legislation that applies to handguns, and it will prevent people under 21 from purchasing semi-automatic rifles and other similar firearms.
The collective measures "tweak" the state's current laws and "improve implementation," according to Amanda Wilcox, spokeswoman for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Ting also has a companion bill that would allow gun owners starting next September who are the subjects of restraining order requests to file a form with the court saying they won't contest the requests and are surrendering their firearms. Under current law, even those who agree to give up their guns must go through a court hearing, which Ting says wastes time and resources
You were wondering where the next ruby ridge was going to happen? California.
 

whiskeyguy

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And again, most gun owners in America do not belong to the NRA.
I of course don't own or believe in firearm ownership. <cough>. That said, if someone else wanted to support these organizations, I think the smart way would be via anonymous donations. Not the best time to be voluntarily added to any type of list as a firearm owner.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
I of course don't own or believe in firearm ownership. <cough>. That said, if someone else wanted to support these organizations, I think the smart way would be via anonymous donations. Not the best time to be voluntarily added to any type of list as a firearm owner.
If I’m at a gun show i will toss in the donation bucket sometimes usually only the VFW guys though
 
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