Thursday, December 1, 2016

I Don't Think There Will Be Riots After The Verdict...

...mostly because I cannot see the jury of ex-police officer Michael Slager not guilty in his prosecution for shooting and killing Walter Scott in South Carolina in April 2015. Scott allegedly was shot from behind, multiple times, as he fled from then officer Slager. According to a published report, Slager has claimed that: "...Scott resisted his orders to stop and then grabbed his stun gun as the two men scuffled..." (source).

I saw the video, taken by a bystander, of the shooting and am sure many of you did too. As far as I could tell, Scott posed absolutely no credible threat to Slager when Slager fired at and shot Scott. As I recall, Slager can be seen, in the video, walking over to Scott after he had been shot and then throwing his stun gun on the ground near Scott. Amazingly, Slager is seemingly sticking to his story that it was Scott who grabbed for the stun gun and that he felt threatened by Scott when the video seems to show something very different happened.

Mind you, if there somehow is a verdict of not guilty (or even a hung jury) in this case - there may well be a riotous Christmas season throughout the country.

All the best,
Glenn B

Levi Strauss Takes Aim At Gun Owners

It was bad enough, years ago when Levi Strauss moved production of the dungarees to Mexico, that I almost stopped buying their products. I kept buying them though and truth be told Levi's dungarees are the only ones I have bought or worn since my early teen years and that has been a long time. Now Levi Strauss has taken things a step further in their quest to be politically correct leftists while trampling on the rights of Americans and their CEO has made a "request" that no one, except "...authorized members of law enforcement...", carry firearms into their stores. According to the CEO for Levi Strauss: "You don’t need a gun to try on a pair of jeans...". More here.

The way I look at it though is that I don't have to try on a pair of Levi's unless I am welcome to carry my firearm(s) within their stores. Until such time as the so called 'request' is rescinded and when Levi Strauss makes me, an armed citizen, again feel welcome as a customer - I will cease purchasing their products. I strongly recommend that other RKBA loving Americans do likewise.

All the best,
Glenn B

 
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