""Unfortunately, trails have become soft spots for crime," Silva told the OSAWA board. "They're considered 'blueberry patches' now—easy places to go to commit crime and get away with it." (The Wake County Sheriff's Office reports zero incidents in the trails surrounding Falls Lake since January 2015.)"
Two things. #1. WCSO needs to consult with Durham about all the problems they have on the American Tobacco Trail. #2. Carry a gun on the trail. What kind of idiot would go where there is no police services, little if any likelihood of witnesses to a crime, and not carry a gun? That's just stupid.
Bob Owens is exactly correct. The trace process is pretty straightforward.
The bigger question is, "why do you care?" We know that prior to the shooting, the killer had no criminal record serious enough to prevent him from purchasing any firearms he wanted. That means all of his firearms were legally purchased. End of story.
Basically, all you're doing here is complaining that the law doesn't allow you to gratify your curiosity. There's a reason for that. You have no business inquiring how a citizen exercises their Constitutional rights.
"Why would moms demand "illegal" mayors for everytown?"
Michael Bloomberg uses his billions to fund the activities of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Given that they have more criminal members than they should, they were widely dubbed "Illegal Mayors Against Guns." When he stopped being the mayor of NYC, he mostly shifted the organization into "Everytown for Gun Safety." This is the current umbrella organization. He also funded Moms Demand Action for Gunsense In America, usually shortened to Moms Demand Action. When it came time to fill out all the tax reports, MDA realized that they would have to confess to being almost totally funded by Bloomie, so they folded the organization into Everytown. So it's three organizations but it's really one organization.
Rather than try to figure out which name I should call Bloomberg's latest Astroturf attempt, I've just decided to call them "Moms Demand Illegal Mayors for Everytown, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc." I recommend you do the same. It has the virtue of being honest, something that they consistently fail to be.
"while we don't know all the details..."
We do know that according to the acting Wake County District Attorney, Ned Mangum, the suspect has twenty-eight Felony convictions. Twenty-eight. He had only been out of prison for 20 days when he was caught with a gun, having shot an innocent boy.
Yet Kaaren Haldeman, figurehead leader of Moms Demand Illegal Mayors for Everytown, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc, thinks Just One More Law™ will make the difference. She thinks that maybe, just possibly, in the less than three weeks of freedom that this walking menace to society enjoyed between release and re-arrest, he stopped into a gun show and bought a gun privately. You and I both know that it's much more likely that he bought a gun from one of his criminal associates, but GUN SHOW LOOPHOLE™!
Kaaren knows that a new law will do absolutely nothing to stop criminals from buying guns from each other. She just wants to make it as difficult as possible for us peasants to get guns and she's willing to dance in the blood of a dead child to make that happen.
I guess my question for Kaaren is, "after you get done dancing in the blood of innocent victims, do you have to get your shoes professionally cleaned? Or can do you clean them yourself?"
"But Haldeman, a liberal-leaning public health worker from Durham, had found her cause."
She was active in gun banning circles long before Newtown. She was a member of NCGV before they basically went bankrupt. I think it's far more likely that she got to the end of her term as a post-doctoral researcher in cultural anthropology and saw an opportunity to take Michael Bloomberg's money. Moms Demand Action is, of course, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc.
You can't blame her. She already hated guns, so why not make a buck while attacking our rights?
I would encourage Sarah to call Kaaren and ask her to contact all of their North Carolina supporters and have them all leave a comment. Assuming she hasn't already done so and Sarah was all they got. It should be illustrative of the difference between how many gun rights supporters there are vs. how many gun banners there are.
Chapel Hill can squirm and wriggle all they like. In the end they will be required to follow State law. Concealed Handguns, carried with a Concealed Handgun Permit are perfectly legal in parks with only a few exceptions. Chapel Hill is free to ban them in those few areas, but what they will not do is violate the law. The only question is, will they pass an ordinance abiding by State law before or after they get sued? Will they waste taxpayer money to "make a statement" or will they just follow the law?
My dad always said I could do what I was told with or without a spanking. I always ended up doing what I was told. The only question for Chapel Hill is, will they demand the spanking first?
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