Women, interested in firearms... in California?
Yes! On March 24th the Women on Target event, held at an outdoor shooting range in southern California drew 100+ women for 100 slots. The event was designed to familiarize women with the sport of shooting - and was taught by women, with the men delegated to workhorse duties.
There is still hope for Kalifornia.
Do as I say, not as I...
Evidently, Bill Cosby has weighed in on the Trayvon Martin case. From ABC (emphasis added),
"We've got to get the gun out of the hands of people who are supposed to be on neighborhood watch," Cosby said in his first public remarks about the case, published today.
"Without a gun, I don't see Mr. Zimmerman approaching Trayvon by himself," Cosby added. "The power-of-the-gun mentality had him unafraid to confront someone. Even police call for backup in similar situations.
"When you carry a gun, you mean to harm somebody, kill somebody."
Flash back to 2005, in this New York Magazine article titled, New York's Gun Culture (emphasis added),
Who’s Packing Heat?
Taxi Driver star Robert De Niro is one of New York’s most famous gun owners, as is his friend Harvey Keitel. Others on the list include Arthur Ochs Sulzberger (a former Marine), Don Imus, Bill Cosby, Joan Rivers, Howard Stern, Tommy Mottola, and Donald Trump (just one pistol, says his spokeswoman, who didn’t know the make).
Let's hope that Bill doesn't ever carry his gun.
Of course, if we can't trust Neighborhood Watch members to carry, then at least we can trust the police?
Only until their guns "accidentally fire". From CBS Chicago (emphasis added),
An off-duty Chicago Police officer was wounded Thursday night when her gun accidentally fired.
Police say the female officer was in the 2100 block of East 71st Street when her gun went off around 7:20 p.m. Thursday.
Again: guns don't "accidentally fire" nor do they "go off" all by themselves.
Not heeding the fact that guns don't accidentally go off can be deadly
From South Carolina,
The Charleston County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed following an accidental shooting that occurred Monday at a North Charleston gun range.
According to witnesses at the gun range, Patteron was shooting on a lane when he stopped to inspect the weapon. He turned the handgun toward himself when it discharged, striking him.
"That is what you get. If you out doing something you ain't supposed to be doing, that is what happens"
Another homeowner protects herself by using her firearm.
More young people are killed in Chicago than any other American city
Yet, Chicago had a ban on handgun ownership from 1982 until 2010 (and still tries to make it difficult to own a firearm).
So much for the notion that banning guns reduces crime.