U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith from Virginia is introducing a bill that would simplify transporting firearms across state borders. Currently, federal and state law enforcement doesn’t clearly have the burden of proof in showing that the traveler failed to comply. This results in lots of gun confiscations. HR 131 clearly places the burden of proof on law enforcement, the way it’s supposed to work in an innocent until proven guilty society. The law would also protect transport of the gun to any location incidental to the trip. This is a great law; contact your representative and encourage them to support it in this congressional session.
Kansas may have extended gun rights by the end of their next legislative session. A bill has been introduced to allow Kansas citizens to concealed carry without a license. The bill has 26 of 40 sponsors. We’ll keep you updated on any developments.
Pennsylvania wins the award for dumbest law so far, as a democrat has presented a law to ban silhouette targets. You know, the targets we use to train people to defend themselves, and the ones we use to condition law enforcement to effectively defend others? Someone wants to ban those on the basis that they encourage and perpetuate violence. People encourage and perpetuate violence. Should we ban people from existing? Should we train law enforcement to shoot at deer? If any of those answers are yes, you should seek help, as should Rep. Kirkland, the bill’s sponsor.
Two defensive gun uses we’d like to report from Texas this week. The first in Dallas, where a drive up robbery went terribly wrong: a car drove up to a pedestrian on Chesterfield Drive and demanded money. The would-be robber pulled out a gun, but the pedestrian was a licensed concealed carrier. The man drew and shot the criminal, and he died later of his wounds. Don’t mess with Texas pedestrians.
Finally, the entertaining defensive gun use of the week, right here from Austin. Lawrence Faz, an Austin criminal, broke into an apartment and tried to rob the occupants. However, one of the roommates wasn’t going to take any of that. He ran to grab antique weapons, including a sword and very old gun, and fended off Faz. The criminal had a knife, but it’s well known that you don’t mess with people who are willing to grab swords and go medieval. Faz fled, and was caught two hours later trying to rob another set of people.