In El Paso County, Colorado—a county encompassing more than 2,158 square miles and the cities of Colorado Springs and Fountain—concealed carry for females jumped “793 percent” between 2005 and 2013. That is not a typo—it was a “793 percent” jump. According to Colorado Springs’ KKTV, area gun instructors have not been surprised by the jump.
A fifth-grade student in Massachusetts was suspended from school for pointing an imaginary gun with his fingers. Nickolas Taylor, who goes to Stacy Middle School in Milford, was suspended for two days for making the fake gun with his fingers and mouthing shooting sounds in the school cafeteria, his dad told the Milford Daily News. “I think this is very slanderous toward Nickolas and his character,” said dad Brian Taylor.
Things are about to get real in Ferguson, Missouri, regardless of the decision of the Grand Jury in the Michael Brown case. So real, in fact, that the governor of Missouri has already declared a State of Emergency and called in the National Guard. So real, in fact, that at least some of the local cops believe citizens need to arm themselves, because they know they won’t be able to protect them from the chaos that is sure to ensue.
The Obama administration quietly has been forcing new gun buyers to declare their race and ethnicity, a policy change that critics say provides little law enforcement value while creating the risk of privacy intrusions and racial profiling. With little fanfare, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2012 amended its Form 4473 — the transactional record the government requires gun purchasers and sellers to fill out when buying a firearm — to identify buyers as either Hispanic, Latino or not. Then a buyer must check his or her race: