Friday, May 26, 2017

American Authors?????

Can you believe that these authors seem not to believe in the USA Constitution???!!!!!!

The joined: Everytown Author Council 

Here is the member list: 

Everytown Author Council members include:
A.J. Jacobs
A.S. King
Abby Fabiaschi
Aimee Molloy
Alexander London
Alice Hoffman
Alison Buckholtz
Amber Keyser
Amy Brill
Amy Poeppel
Amy Reed
Annabel Monaghan
Anne Nesbet
Anne Ursu
Audrey Glassman Vernick
Brad Meltzer
Brenda Janowitz
Brendan Reichs
Caroline Carlson
Caroline Leavitt
Cathi Hanauer
Chris Bohjalian
Christa Desir
Christopher Healy
Corey Ann Haydu
Courtney Sheinmel
Cynthia Kaplan
Cynthia Leititch Smith
David Lubar
David MacInnis Gill
Dean Gloster
Deborah Copaken
Diana Abu Jaber
Dianne Salerni
Elana K. Arnold
Elizabeth Eulberg
Emmy Laybourne
Erica Jong
Erin Dionne
Gayle Forman
Geoff Rodkey
Hannah Rodgers Barnaby
Heather Bouwman
Heidi Schulz
J. Courtney Sullivan
Jaime Temairik
Janet Carey
Janet Fox
Jason Carter Eaton
Jeanne Ryan
Jen Calonita
Jenn Reese
Jennifer Finney Boylan
Jennifer Gilmore
Jenny Staff Johnson
Jesse Klausmeier
Jilian Medoff
Jimin Han
Jo Knowles
Jo Salas
Jodi Picoult
John Bemelmans Marciano
John Searles
Joyce Maynard
Judith Newman
Julianna Baggott
Julie Hedlund
Julie Klam
Justina Chen
Justina Ireland
K.A. Holt
Kat Yeh
Kate Chell Milford
Kate Messner
Katherine Marsh
Kathryn Craft
Kathy Reichs
Kelly Barnhill
Kim Brown Seely
Kim Turrisi
Kimberly Derting
Kirby Larson
Laura Ruby
Laurel Snyder
Laurie Halse Anderson
Laurie Thompson
Lee Bacon
Lee Wind
Lev Grossman
Lin Oliver
Lisa Genova
Lisa Papademetriou
Lisa Schroeder
Liz Garton Scanlon
Margaret Dilloway
Mark Holtzen
Martha Brockenbrough
Maureen Johnson
Meg Wolitzer
Meredith Maran
Michael Frank
Micol Ostow
Mike Curato
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Nancy Turner Steveson
Natalia Sylvester
Natalie C. Parker
Olugbemisola Rhuday Perkovich
Rori Shay
Roxana Robinson
Samantha Berger
Sara Nickerson
Sarah Albee
Sarah Darer
Sarah Dessen
Sarah McCoy
Sarah Robbins
Sarah-Jane Stratford
Sean Beaudoin
Soman Chainani
Stacey Lee
Stephanie Gangi
Susan Orlean
Susie Orman Schnall
Tara Dairman
Terra Elan McVoy
Tessa Gratton
Tim Federle
Tony Abbott
Varian Johnson
Wednesday Martin
Wendy Wahman
William Alexander

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Report: Juvenile gun arrests double in Boston

Juvenile gun arrests in Boston have more than doubled in the first quarter of 2017, according to police data analyzed by the Boston Herald.

So far in 2017, there have been 19 juvenile gun-related arrests, a more than 100 percent uptick from the first three months of last year. The charges range from warrants for previous gun crimes to illegal possession of a firearm.

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans also spoke to the Herald about the issue.“I don’t know whether it’s part of the gang culture to think carrying a gun is cool, but that’s the culture we have to change,” Evans continued.

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Some things Smith & Wesson SD40VE does better than Glock 23 (and for less money)

In my review of the Smith & Wesson SD40VE, I alluded to the Smith & Wesson perhaps being a challenger to the venerable Glock, in this particular case, the Glock 23. The Glock pistol, in its various forms, has become the standard bearer for “polymer defensive pistol” it seems like. I am uncertain if it is because the Glock was the first polymer pistol to gain widespread use, or if it is really just that good. Everything gets compared to the Glock, so why not the SD40VE. I think what we find may be a little surprising.

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Indiana lawmakers pass bill to allow guns in Statehouse

Lawmakers in the Indiana Senate have passed a bill that would allow staff members to carry handguns in the Statehouse.

The measure, Senate Bill 43, passed Monday on a 39-7 vote in the Indiana Senate and now heads to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s desk for signature, the Northwest Indiana Times reported.

The legislation would allow state lawmakers and legislative staffers with handgun permits to carry their handguns inside the state capitol building, including the Senate and House chambers. Handguns could be carried openly or concealed.

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Despite ban, Baltimore police recover more guns with high-capacity mags

Baltimore police confiscated more guns with high-capacity magazines in 2016 than any period of time during the last seven years, despite a four-year-old Maryland ban on the magazines’ sale and manufacture.

Approximately 22 percent of all recovered guns had high capacity magazines, 4 percentage points greater than numbers from 2013, the bloody year that led lawmakers to pass the high-capacity magazine ban.

Police say criminals prefer larger magazines, as they can fire off more rounds before having to reload. A Baltimore Sun investigation last year showed that corpses with at least 10 gunshot wounds have doubled in the past decade.

So far in 2017, the number of shootings and homicides has increased by 40 percent in Baltimore, coming after an awful 2016 that saw the second highest number of homicides on record.

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Baltimore County votes to repeal Taser ban in wake of lawsuit

The Baltimore County Council on Monday voted to scrap its ban on electronic weapons following a federal lawsuit challenging the prohibition on Second Amendment grounds.

Meeting in Towson, the council voted unanimously to lift the local ordinance which promised to punish those caught with Tasers or stun guns up to a $1,000 fine or six months in jail. The measure comes as a response to a lawsuit filed by six area residents that took not only Baltimore County but the City of Baltimore and Howard County into federal court.

With the action on Monday, all the defendants in the suit have thrown in the towel on their local bans. U.S. Chief Judge Catherine C. Blake in February signed off on an order approved by the City of Baltimore putting its prohibition on electronic weapons on ice while officials work on a more formal legislative repeal of the ban. That same week, the Howard County Council voted 4-1 to repeal its ban.

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