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Extreme risk protection order:

Hmmm this is problematic on a LOT of levels, both constitutionally and not (if you ask me).

Here are the details:

What can an Extreme Risk Protection Order do?
An Extreme Risk Protection Order directs a person to surrender their firearms. It would be illegal to purchase or have control of firearms. It restrains the person from obtaining a concealed pistol license and orders them to surrender a license if they already have one.

Who is it filed against?
A person who poses a significant danger of causing personal injury to self or others in the near future by having firearms. Factors that demonstrate such a risk can include violent behavior, threats of self-harm, dangerous mental health crisis, and abuse of drugs or alcohol. The person who is alleged to be dangerous is called the respondent.

Who can request the order?
A family or household member or a law enforcement officer or agency may ask the court to issue an order by filing a petition. The person requesting the order is referred to as the “petitioner.” The law defines a family or household member as:

– person related by blood, marriage, or adoption to the respondent;
– dating partner of the respondent;
– person who has a child in common with the respondent, regardless of whether such person has been married to the respondent or has lived together with the respondent at any time;
– person who resides or has resided with the respondent within the past year;
– domestic partner of the respondent;
– person who has a biological or legal parent-child relationship with the respondent, including stepparents and stepchildren and grandparents and grandchildren, or;
– a person who is acting or has acted as the respondent’s legal guardian.
– If you do not have the necessary relationship, or are not comfortable asking the court for an order, you can tell police about the situation and they can assist in the process.

(Source)

Holy… NOT ideal.  Looks like too much of a potential for grudge reports to be made.

This “Jon” guy in the video is hardly an ambassador of the 2nd Amendment, nor (seemingly) of sober living.  Is that a reason to disarm him though?  Did he do anything that put himself or anyone else at risk?  If he didn’t, I’m really not down with this “having the potential for crime” type garbage.

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Get some tracers…. go inna woods:

smokey-the-bear-memeUgh seriously?  I’ve inhaled enough forest fire smoke on the West coast this summer.  Shooting tracers when it’s this dry is just mad reckless, not to mention illegal.

This video came to my attention from operator extraordinaire Mattv2099, who said forest fire guy and Taofledermaus have some sort of beef going on.  I didn’t get the details from Matt or Taofledermaus yet, but I’m sure it’s an epic tale like nothing we have ever heard before.

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Nothing like videotaping yourself breaking the law and putting it up on YouTube:

That was the Adam Kokesh “March On DC”… yea notice all the people there.  What a huge success hahaha.  That guy gave Yeager such a rough time for not wanting to be involved in that derp-fest and look what happened.

Yeager has a really good video up on the topic:

James-Yeager-Quite-Formidable-ArmyI didn’t think an old guy could grow up… but Yeager really seems to be mature and rational now.  Good for him (bad for the blog :/ haha).

I wonder if the shells Kokesh was loading into the shotgun were even real?  Probably one less felony if they weren’t.  Although “trolling” is definitely a crime of some sort I imagine.

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Hat tip: Walt

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This went down a few weeks ago in Oak Harbor, WA:

Unlike the Newtown parent Bill Stevens video I posted, this one was truly off the cuff so in my opinion it was a lot better.

The pure gold starts at 2:07:

  • Councilman: “The gentleman says he carries a weapon ALL the time for protection, can you please ask him if he is armed right now?”
  • Mayor: “I guess the question is, would it matter?”
  • Councilman: “It does to me.”

Lucas-YonkmanIt basically gets 10x more hilarious from that point on, so just watch the video.  That mayor seems like a really cool guy.

The full story over at Island Politics.

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Well… one guy did accidentally:

D.C. hipster Seth Horvitz says he ordered a flat-screen television from a third party through Amazon.com. He received a package that was left in the hallway outside of his Northeast D.C. apartment Tuesday, but instead of a television, he found a black semi-automatic rifle inside the box.

*GASP*  And reporter Paul Wagner spent the day “investigating”!

Full Story – HERE

What is a hipster to do? I’ll tell you what he does.. he “FLIPS OUT!” as he says in the video.  I’m pretty the main reason he didn’t just pretend like nothing happened and keep the rifle is because Sig Sauer is sooooooo mainstream.

It was a mistake, no one died. Get to the root of the problem quickly, make sure it doesn’t happen again and everyone can move on with their lives.  Despite the fact they mention Amazon.com over and over, the exchange of money was only taken care of by Amazon, and they had nothing to do with the TV/rifle mix-up.

I’m just surprised the hipster wasn’t thrown in jail, seeing as this happened in D.C. and all.

Statement from Caroline Brewer, Spokesperson for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence:

Clearly, it’s a dangerous situation in America when assault weapons are so prevalent and can so easily end up in the wrong hands, especially given that the rifle was left on the doorstep. Thank goodness, Mr. Horvitz and his wife alerted the Metropolitan police right away. This mishap could have led to another tragedy.

LOL Brady Campaign… their statements are so predictably hilarious.  It’s sure lucky the hipster and his wife did alert the police so quickly because those assault rifles get antsy when they are in their boxes too long, and when they get antsy they start killin things!

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Hat tip: Scott, Art, Keith

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Oh wait… never mind, just a couple AR-15s and a 37mm flare launcher *facepalm*:

Source – KING5

Seattle Police said they recovered a grenade launcher and automatic weapons in their Thursday night raid of a house in Eastlake. Officers found two AR-15 assault rifles, one of which was equipped with a military style grenade launcher.

Good work guys… *slow clap* I know i’ll sleep better tonight knowing a recreational firework launcher is off the streets.

Blog reader Sean D. took it upon himself to deliver an email smackdown to reporter Jim Forman from KING5 news.  Here it is:

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