Note to Ms. Zarrell: There was already maximum gun control in that theater. The only one who appeared to have a gun was the criminal. Rachel my dear, if you haven’t noticed, criminals don’t abide by the law – that’s kind’a the definition of ‘criminal’. Might I ask, how would you suggest we get the criminals to comply with your proposed new gun control laws?
 July 24, 2015 at 5:45am
I go nowhere unarmed. A concealed firearm is what I call my life ‘assurance’ policy.
As one of the relatively few licensed California CCW holders I abide by the law and renew my permit every 24-months, as required by state law. This I’ve done now for many decades. But if for some reason all California CCWs were repealed this would not change my daily ready condition one iota. After all, my life, and the lives of my loved ones, are worth infinitely more than any law.
Now that every state in the union has at least some form of CCW there’s no excuse for YOU, the unarmed Blaze readers, not to get a permit, training, and carry everywhere and all the time. Once you’re armed I suggest even more training than is required by your state. Participating in IDPA ‘International Defensive Pistol Association’ events are great fun and training. You meet some of the best people at the range. ( http://www.idpa.com )
Roger that, S2S... I'd say you're preaching to the choir, but carry on!
Roger that. My 14 year old and I left the range just a few hours ago. put a good 400 rounds of 223 downrange and 500 rounds of 9mm downrange. holster drills, low ready, weak hand strong hand, weaver , el presidente ...... He is a great kid. not a minute of angle (MOA) shooter, but every bit a "minute of bad guy" shooter ( MOBG) ;)
we had fun, and ditto on IDPA matches and training. way better than IPSC and the people are awesome.
stay 2A strong and carry everywhere
 July 24, 2015 at 4:59am
Helpful hint: If you’re ever involved in the lifting of a car, and there are few to do the job, open the door on the side to be lifted and lift from the outstretched open door. Depending on the weight of the car the longer lever-arm can enable just one or two people to lift a vehicle clear of a victim.
 July 12, 2015 at 6:04pm
Yes, I understand that but – How in the heck do you sell beautiful garb by making those who sport it look like they hate what they are doing? To me it reeks of wine snobs. I suspect if someone started showing happy and smiling ladies parading their wares they’d start a trend, and sell a heck of a lot more merchandise.
 July 12, 2015 at 5:37pm
Bang – Bang, “Stop – Stop” Most witnesses, when interviewed after the fact , will swear they heard you say Stop – Stop BEFORE they heard the Bang – Bang. Anyone presenting a weapon, in a threatening manner, around this old man will not be able to contradict that reverse order.
 July 12, 2015 at 5:16pm
Great story, and wonderful results for that young girl and her struggling family, but I just have to ask… Why, in all things beautiful, do all these very attractive models have to strut the ramp with such a sour look on their face? There’s nothing more attractive than a good looking young lady, sporting a nice outfit, and a light-up-the-room smile on their face. They even walk like they’re about to spit in your eye. I just don’t get it. I assume the designer wants all eyes on the cloth, and the model is supposed to be just a mannequin, but if I was a buyer, or seller, I’d want the lady to light up the dress and the room. After all, you never see a TV commercial, selling anything, with the presenters looking like they hate their jobs.
“….airport fire fighters used protective suits while emptying and filtering the waste tanks….”
Well hell yeah, I would have worn mine too when dealing with the “blue water”. Not because of the bullets. This reporter probably thought it was for the bullets and made a big deal about it. idiot.
i just want to know what ammunication is
yep........in Germany it is against he law to even have a slingshot with any kind of sight on it...............only the muslims will have weapons in Europe
What if those bullets had decided to fire themselves at someone? See, who's the dummy now?
If a round explodes outside of a barrel the bullet travels about 4ft and the cartridge travels about 15 ft. Really dangerous stuff boy, it can maybe bruise exposed skin. Idiots.
What danger do they even pose in the first place? Barring of course, someone actually having a gun on board that can use that ammo which is highly unlikely. Panic and overreaction for a non-issue.
I’ve been accused of dropping a couple of bombs into the airline toilets. Especially on those long over the Pacific flights.
 August 14, 2014 at 5:32pm
Some sharp eyed folks there. I’m more concerned about the blatant mishandling and use of firearms in the movie industry. Things like dropping the mag from an autoloader, then acting on screen as if it’s safe, have caused numerous incidents in the real world.
On point! My pet peeve is the omnipresent fingers-on-the-triggers, especially when the characters are NOT engaging.
My pet peeve is the way they throw away a perfectly good working high dollar firearm in movies because it ran out of ammo and became totally useless for future use and there are no bullets left in the world for it.Also irks me when you see an actor put the muzzle of his gun in the dirt.
 August 5, 2014 at 5:20pm
LibertarianSocialist, just how in he!! can you call yourself a Libertarian and Socialist? Simply incompatible. Libertarians believe in the individual – Socialists believe in the collective.
 August 5, 2014 at 5:15pm
Idiocracy 2014: Idiots lead by more idiots.
 August 5, 2014 at 3:59am
@Pantheraxe, apparently you know nothing of California’s gun laws. Granted, Cal has some heavy handed gun laws, but not all are bad. Take a CCW class and you will learn that if someone, other than a relative or roommate, breaks into your domicile it’s not illegal to shoot them, in some cases whether they’re armed or not. You are no obligated to retreat in, or from, your home.
The one downside in California, we’ve got no protection from a civil suit, after we’ve terminated the dirt-bag, so it’s best to have a good homeowner’s policy. (Some cover this possibility.)
 July 28, 2014 at 9:12am
I don’t mind spending a little more for a quality item while supporting small American businesses, but when an item is priced two to three times higher, on the Blaze Marketplace than many others, I’ll spend my dollars elsewhere thank you.
Shoot that's sad, but the little log sets are comparable to Lincoln Logs which (if not less in some cases) and I'd rather have the American ones. Not only are Lincoln Logs made in China now but they aren't even wood anymore.
July 26, 2014 at 8:47am
Neil is obviously a New York liberal, but does defend conservatives for their government spending on science.
Seriously? Because this moron NEVER would've done that with a 1911!?!?
Face it. Any handgun in that man's hands would've resulted in the same outcome. Example (cuz you'll probably bring it up) Colt 1911 - external safety AND it has to be "cocked" before firing (single action)... You think he wouldn't already have it cocked? You think it wouldn't already be OFF safe at that point?
You don't like Glocks? that's fine, but don't turn attention away from the idiot's actions or the Department's lack of training because you don't like the brand name.
I hate S&W but their guns DON'T cause any accidents or incidents (short of catastrophic malfunctions). It's the buffoons wielding them.
 July 18, 2014 at 5:23pm
I would have stopped him forever – or, at the very least, neutered that predator. Once he gets out of jail, and we know he eventually will, statistics tell us he’ll do it again. :-(
I can't argue with what you said. At least this guy will remember this beating everytime he gets the urge, and he will remember it much more vividly than whatever he hears from counselors in his journey through the so called justice system. Whether that is enough to reform him or not I can not say, but I will hope against the odds that it is.
 July 13, 2014 at 9:06am
Wrong! If Israel disappeared tomorrow those folks would soon find someone else to hate. Their idiot superstition predisposes them to hate.
Sounds an awful lot like, NO, exactly like, the Liberal, Progressive, Communist Democrat "useful idiot" right here in America doesn't it? I mean finding someone to hate...
 July 11, 2014 at 6:04pm
These cops, and I suspect many others, need a class in remedial law. The SCOTUS ruled that’s it’s perfectly legal for We the People to record authorities in action, as long as We the People are not interfering. Obviously, recording from one’s porch is far from interfering.
 July 9, 2014 at 9:34am
Beautiful story. Made my monitor all fuzzy.
 July 6, 2014 at 3:56pm
“…We immediately fled, and I went to alert the security forces, but they arrived half an hour late.”
What? You can drive across nearly the entire country in 30-minutes. Where the heck was security?
I have to ask; in the ‘very’ long view of humanity, the next several thousand years, would humanity be better off if all families of two or more children were paid to trade at least one of their kids to another country for a year or three?
Communication between people minimizes mistrust and misunderstandings – Isolation does precisely the opposite. Do I want my country of the west to become another Europe or China? No, and certainly not another Middle East. But do I want humanity to progress to the stars one day? Emphatically YES! I doubt we’ll ever make it if we keep warring with each other, so we may be better off, in the very long run, by homogenizing.
I fully realize many on this board don’t want to hear this but… Superstitious beliefs seem to be the pivot point around which nearly all our current troubles revolve. I suspect that the kid who said, “I’m not a terrorist just a Muslim”, will be far less inclined to kill us after his stint in America.
Maybe it’s time for a true ‘United’ Nations, not of bureaucrats but of children. A few billion dollars each year spent to transport children around the globe might be money well spent in the long run.
How well did "homogenizing" work out for the people building the tower of babel?
We don't need another united nations. The current one is evil and should be kicked out of our sovereign nation.
Warren Beaty sai.d it perfectly in a movie, "The human race will never be at peace until the total deconstruction of the races has been accomplished. In other words everybody screws everybody until there's one race.". The entire wold has to be one race before it can evolve.