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Proof the UK is more dangerous than the US

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Northampton Clown Terrorizes English Town Just By Standing Around
The Huffington Post | By Sebastian Murdock
Posted: 09/16/2013 10:05 am EDT | Updated: 09/19/2013 11:01 am EDT

It doesn't speak. It doesn't juggle. It has balloons but doesn't hand them out. It probably doesn't even sleep. It just stands there, haunting our dreams with that sinister smile.

An anonymous man has been striking fear into the hearts of the Northampton, U.K., community by ominously standing around in creepy clown apparel.

The Northampton Herald & Post first reported the sightings earlier this month. The clown has allegedly been spotted all over town, and sometimes is seen carrying a clown teddy.

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It is unknown at this time whether or not the clown feeds on the souls of children.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/16/scary-clown-northhampton-england_n_3934290.html

Why not start here...

I am reminded of the old saying "Everyone complains about the weather but no one does anything about it". Well the weather is beyond human control, mostly, but human influences are not.

For various reasons- and no need to throw stones- post Sandy Hook has been more of the same. Likely post Navy Yard will be more of the same. What can we brainstorm here to do about it?

IMO Universal Background Checks are the closest goal in reach. UBC has wide spread support, even among the majority of gun owners and NRA members, the exact percentage is quite irrelevant. Yet every attempt at strengthening the law is stillborn. How can we as Democrats, many of us in this group gun owners and others who do not own guns but have beliefs as passionate, start the change.

Congress would be best but we see 'it ain't gonna happen'.

So state level... Is it possible to form petition groups to get referendums on the ballot? With the wide support base, the People should be able to make their voices heard. What to do about non-referendum states? We like to think we are a smart group, let's have ideas.

We know the law will not be perfect, it will not catch everything, but it will help.
My concept:
-All sales of guns must pass an NCIS check.
-It can be done by dealers at a set rate or county level LE
-It will include sales to family members and inheritances.
-Gift transactions must be done within 60 days of the gift
-Loans do not need to go through a check
-a transfer of possession is considered a loan if the duration is less than 60 days. After that it is a gift and must be submitted to NCIS on day 60
-during the duration of the loan, the possessor of the gun is solely liable for any civil suit arising from negligence or misuse
-the owner of the gun may be held criminal liable as an accessory, or other applicable state law, for any criminal use of the gun by the borrower
-stolen guns must be reported within 7 days of the theft, or face a fine set by the state
-an owner of a stolen firearm is liable as if it were a loan until it is reported stolen or the owner is able to prove they could not have known it was stolen (House robbed while out or country or other verifiable extenuating circumstance)

Does anyone think this could start at the grassroots or am I wishing for a rainbow and a unicorn?

Is this good or bad for the First Amendment...

Senate panel Oks measure defining a journalist
By DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press
Updated 9:54 am, Thursday, September 12, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) A Senate panel on Thursday approved a measure defining a journalist, which had been an obstacle to broader media shield legislation designed to protect reporters and the news media from having to reveal their sources.

The Judiciary Committee's action cleared the way for approval of legislation prompted by the disclosure earlier this year that the Justice Department had secretly subpoenaed almost two months of telephone records for 21 phone lines used by reporters and editors for The Associated Press and secretly used a warrant to obtain some emails of a Fox News journalist. The subpoenas grew out of investigations into leaks of classified information to the news organizations.
http://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Senate-panel-Oks-measure-defining-a-journalist-4808643.php

I can see it going either way, helping a free press by protecting sources or inhibiting a free press by limiting who is a "covered journalist"

If you have 49 minutes and 37 seconds

to ignore politics, patriots and all of the other aftermath, you will give 1 second to each of these people, and the 92 not pictured, who left their homes for 'just another day'

Jon Lewis Alexander, Store Clerk And Veteran, Prevents Robbery

MARIONVILLE, MO (SPRINGFIELD NEWS LEADER) -- The guy with a gun picked the wrong clerk.

How wrong?

A veteran of four tours in Iraq. A 30-year military man. A former prison guard, private investigator, professional extraditor of federal prisoners and - perhaps most important on this particular Sunday night - a proud owner of a Walther PPX 9 mm handgun.

Loaded, with one in the chamber, like he always carries it.

http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=273467 video at link

Crime stopped, no one hurt; sadly the criminal has not been apprehended.


*Cross post from GD. Put in here for discussion as these type threads seem to get locked there*

Jon Lewis Alexander, Store Clerk And Veteran, Prevents Robbery

MARIONVILLE, MO (SPRINGFIELD NEWS LEADER) -- The guy with a gun picked the wrong clerk.

How wrong?

A veteran of four tours in Iraq. A 30-year military man. A former prison guard, private investigator, professional extraditor of federal prisoners and - perhaps most important on this particular Sunday night - a proud owner of a Walther PPX 9 mm handgun.

Loaded, with one in the chamber, like he always carries it.
http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=273467 video at link

Crime stopped, no one hurt; sadly the criminal has not been apprehended.
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