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“I firmly believe that if that man hadn't walked by when he did and had his gun on him, things could've gone VERY differently,” she said on Facebook.
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Governor Inslee sinks to new level of petty by refusing to sign certificates for marksmanship champs
Cody Wilson was arrested this week for having sex with a female under the age of 17. Details are still developing. We reached out to the founder of Defense Distributed and are awaiting his reply.
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The gun rights advocate who has led a multi-year legal battle against the government to publish plans for 3D printed firearms has been charged with having sex with an underage girl.
Cody Wilson, 31, of Austin, Texas, has been charged with sexual assault of a minor, according to an arrest warrant filed in a Travis County court. The victim — a female under the age of 17 — told investigators that Wilson paid her $500 for sex at an Austin hotel on Aug. 15.
Wilson, using the screen name “Sanjuro,” met the victim on the dating website SugarDaddyMeet.com and they exchanged phone numbers. Via text message, Wilson described himself as a “big deal” and told her his name. She searched his name and found news articles about him. He also sent her an image of his penis and in return she sent a nude photo.
Then, the two met at a coffee shop in Austin and Wilson drove her to a hotel where he had a room registered in his name. The victim said inside Wilson’s room they engaged in “sexual intercourse and oral sex.” Afterward, he gave her five $100 bills and drove her to a Whataburger.
According to court documents, Austin police investigators took up the case after a counselor notified them about the incident on Aug. 22. They were able to corroborate the victim’s story using surveillance video from the locations she had listed. Also, the video captured Wilson’s vehicle and license plate number. They confirmed the number was registered to Wilson’s business, Defense Distributed.
In 2013, Wilson became the face of 3D printed firearms. While in law school at the time, the self-described crypto- and free-market anarchist launched the initiative to create the first functional 3D printed firearm with the intention of making the plans available for free online. However, once he succeeded, the U.S. State Department forced him to remove the plans in order to comply with international arms controls.
In response, Wilson and his company filed suit against the State Department, arguing the forced removal of the plans violated their First Amendment rights. Then, in July, the State Department under the Trump Administration backed away from the case. Despite the government’s change in attitude, Democrats holding seats at both the state and federal levels launched efforts to continue to block the plans.
Wilson’s legal effort on 3D printed guns had gained the support and backing of mainstream gun rights groups like the Second Amendment Foundation, which expanded a federal lawsuit against states that continue to block downloadable plans as recently as Sept. 17.
Under Texas state law, sexual assault of a minor is considered a Second Degree felony. If convicted, Wilson could face between two and 22 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. He would also lose his right to own a firearm.
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Kent State 'gun girl' rally changed to walk after university charges security costs, bans guns at rally
A concealed carry permit holder is being praised by Chicago-area police for helping stop a shootout between officers and a suspect that took place last week near a busy interstate.
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GSM Outdoors announced its recent acquisition of AmmoPal — a new product designed to easily dispense shotgun shells.
AmmoPal, created for shotgun hunters as well as target shooters, will take up residence under GSM Outdoors’ Shooting Made Easy brand. The AmmoPal is constructed from high-impact Geon PVC and holds up to ten 2/3-inch 12-gauge shells.
The shells are housed in the UV and oil resistant dispenser. The dispenser functions either up or down, depending on the shooter’s preferences. the AmmoPal also features no-fumble dispensing paired with a spring and follower that retains cartridges even in difficult field conditions. Rounding out its attributes, the AmmoPal introduces a removable base plate with drain slots to prevent water form building up inside the dispenser while also offering an easier means of cleaning and maintenance.
Capable of working with left or right-handed shooters, the AmmoPal includes two sets of dual mounting clips — a short and a long variant. These mounting clips grant users a range of carry configurations on both belts and MOLLE equipped gear.
“Ideal for target shooting, upland bird hunting, waterfowling, or tactical shotgun work, the AmmoPal is the most convenient and reliable shotgun shell dispenser on the market today,” GSM Outdoors said in a press release.
The AmmoPal, now available through GSM Outdoors, comes in the shooter’s choice of green, FDE or black and retails for $30.
The national gun control organization backed by former New York Mayor Micheal Bloomberg is digging deep this election year.
The group, which has already endorsed incumbent Democrat Governors Andrew Cuomo in New York and Gina Raimondo in Rhode Island, announced Monday that they will be spending as much as $10 million in targeted races in Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and New Mexico.
“The American people know gun safety isn’t a right-or-left issue — it’s a life-or-death issue that our leaders need to address immediately,” said John Feinblatt, Everytown’s president. “Voters of all stripes want stronger gun laws — and Everytown is going to redraw the electoral map in November.”
Among those Democrats — there are no Republicans or Independents– backed by the group are gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams in Georgia, Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan, Nevada’s Steve Sisolak, and Michelle Lujan Grisham in New Mexico. All of the endorsed candidates have run on strong anti-gun platforms to include expanded background checks, waiting periods, and bans on some semi-auto firearms and bump stocks. Sisolak has even gone so far as to promise to work for a ban on suppressors.
Gun violence has taken too many lives, including the 58 lost on 1 October. As governor I will stand up to the @NRA & enact commonsense reforms like enforcing background checks & banning assault weapons, bump stocks, high capacity magazines & silencers #EnoughisEnough #VegasStrong pic.twitter.com/RejAYzLh3Y
— Steve Sisolak (@SteveSisolak) April 13, 2018
Going past the governors’ races, Everytown is writing checks to support two Dems running for state attorney general spots: Aaron Ford in Nevada and Dana Nessel in Michigan.
The $10 million promised is beyond the $1.2 million already spent by the group to secure the Democratic primary for Lucy McBath in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. McBath has been a senior leader for Everytown and Moms Demand Action for the past half-decade following the high-profile murder of her son and the group has promised to fuel her drive for Washington.
Besides funding ads in support of their endorsed candidates, the group says they are ready to lend feet on the ground as well.
“Across the country, Moms Demand Action volunteers are showing up for candidates who support gun safety,” said Shannon Watts. “We’re registering voters, knocking doors and making calls to get people to the polls to vote for gun sense candidates in November. Make no mistake: a wave of gun sense candidates who support common-sense gun laws is coming.”
On the other side of the spectrum, the National Rifle Association has been involved in a number of campaigns at the federal level, including a six-figure TV ad campaign against U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, a Montana Dem seen as being in trouble, and a similar effort against West Virginia’s Joe Manchin. Playing the long game, the pro-gun group has also spent over $1 million advocating to put Judge Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.
The Birmingham Police Department is trying out a new piece of less-lethal gear that may become standard issue in the future.
Las Vegas-based Wrap Technologies bill their Bola Wrap 100 device as a safe and effective remote restraint system that does not use pain compliance to bring results. The handheld device about the size of a TV remote discharges an 8-foot “bola style” Kevlar tether that is designed to hobble a subject at ranges of between 10 and 25 feet. Barbed grapples on each end of the tether are designed to catch and hold on clothes.
“The whole idea here is to create better options for law enforcement. So we could take people into custody even in a diversion, so officers can take them into custody without harm,” said Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith.
Birmingham’s training unit is testing the device for now, but other departments are also fielding the device.
Mike Rothans with Wrap Technologies talks more about the Bola Wrap in the below video from the Salt Lake Tribune, where the Park City police department became the first in Utah to test the system.
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