A number of sheriffs around the state, including those from Spokane, Chelan, Stevens, Douglas, Benton, Adams, and Lewis counties, have refused to enforce the law because, in their view, it violates the Second Amendment. In response, threats to kill these sheriffs and all Republicans were posted on Facebook.
A NJ housing developer issued a notice to its renters advising them that “No one will be permitted to store, or carry a gun or rifle, or any other type of firearm of any kind in the building, or on the grounds.” If a firearm is discovered, they say they will evict. [Before you say that the owner can set whatever rules he wishes on his own property, would you approve if the owner ordered you to speak only a certain language or to refrain from reading certain religious books while on his property?]
Rapper, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, made a music video called This Is America that features him shooting a black choir with an automatic rifle. It’s not clear exactly what the message of the video is supposed to be – if there even is a message – but the take away is that bizarre body gyrations and random murder is … well, America. We are waiting to see if YouTube or Go Daddy will feel moral outrage by this normalization of murder and close down Glover’s Internet access.
Travis Reinking, 29, was arrested for shooting and killing four people with an AR-15 style rifle at a Waffle House restaurant in the early morning hours on Sunday. Reinking was mentally unstable, stole a BMW from a dealership days before the shooting and was arrested last year by the Secret Service for trying to access a restricted area at the White House. After that, his firearms authorization was revoked at the request of the FBI, and four weapons were seized, including the AR-15 that was used in the shooting.