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King cobra is on the loose in Orlando, Florida

Be careful out there...

King cobra is on the loose in Orlando, Florida
Updated 5:49 PM ET, Thu September 3, 2015

(CNN)A word of advice to the people of Orlando: Before you step outside Thursday or send your pet out into the backyard, take a little extra time to look around first.

Especially if you live near the 4800 block of North Apopka Vineland Road.

There's a king cobra on the loose.

The snake's owner, Mike Kennedy, describes him as 8 feet long -- not very big as king cobras go -- but still a very venomous visitor to Central Florida.

Armed citizen helps police


HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Another day, another police chase, but this one had a different ending.

Early Monday afternoon, a man in a red Pontiac ran from Houston police. HPD hasn't provided details on why he was being pursued. The chase began near Highway 59 and Chimney Rock, then extended to Fort Bend County.
The man made it to the parking lot of an assisted living center on the feeder road. SkyEye video shows him approaching a couple unloading their SUV. About that time, a white Jeep enters the picture, driven by Blake Hopson.

He saw the foot chase, saw the man running across the parking lot, and approach the truck.
"I didn't know what would happen if he got to those people," he said. So Hopson opened his glovebox, and retrieved his 45ca. pistol.

Some groups don't think this counts since no one died...

Minnesota Congressman John Kline Will Not Seek Re-Election

This will be interesting. It would be nice to grab that seat back.
U.S. Rep. John Kline said Thursday he is not seeking re-election.

Kline, who turns 68 on Sunday, did not say why he was deciding to end his career in Congress after 2016.

"Public service is an honor. I am proud to have embraced it throughout my life. Despite the serious challenges facing America, it remains the greatest country in the world and we are blessed to call it home. It has been and will continue to be a privilege serving the men and women of Minnesota's 2nd District for the next 16 months," Kline said in a statement.

Kline said a conference call with reporters that it is "just time" to retire. He said his health is good and he has no plans to run for governor or U.S. senate in 2018.

Home invaders pretend to be police

Resident Shoots, Kills Burglary Suspect In SW OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY - A burglary suspect is dead and another on the loose, after police said the victim fired shots at the two.
It happened at about 2 a.m. Tuesday at the Potomac House Apartments near S.W. 59th and May. Crime Scene tape runs all the way through the main building and through the parking lot.

When officers arrived at the scene, they determined that 24-year-old Robert McEarley was inside of his apartment when he heard a knock at the door. When he tried to see who was there, he noticed that the suspects were covering the peephole.

Police said the suspects shouted “Police” and then forced their way into the apartment. During the fight, one of the suspects was shot and killed. The second suspect ran away from the scene.

Trump's appeal explained-

Shootings, Guns and Public Opinion

reality check
Shootings, Guns and Public Opinion

Last week the country was shocked by the on-air shooting of a reporter and cameraman - shocked, but perhaps not surprised. Gun violence has become an all-too-common part of the news, and after each incident, a debate erupts over gun control. Public opinion data over more than fifty years reveals a country ever less willing to restrict gun ownership, even as mass shootings and other high-profile shooting incidents continue to make news. From the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research archives:

Tragedy in the news. Again.

Gun-related homicide deaths have been decreasing in number since the 1990s. But the number of active shooter events and mass shootings have increased in recent years.

Such terrible events make headlines. Pollsters have asked the public about their attention to news stories about these tragedies since 1998. While many stories of national-reported shootings are followed very or fairly closely by half or less of the public, some such incidents gain the attention of eight in ten or more.


Those who hope that changing gun laws can help to prevent shootings incidents like last week's on-air homicide or the murder of nine people in the church in Charleston in June have to overcome significant barriers in American attitudes. Those who argue that gun laws are ineffective, that these events are isolated incidents, and that guns bring more safety than danger appear to be winning the public debate.


Many more charts and analysis at link

Is Gun Violence Due To Dangerous People Or Dangerous Guns?

Is Gun Violence Due To Dangerous People Or Dangerous Guns?

The killings of two journalists in Virginia last week have reignited a national conversation on mass shootings and gun control.

No one wants dangerous people with dangerous guns, but different parties point in different directions when it comes to laying the blame for gun violence or proposing appropriate policies moving forward.

Some point to dangerous people. In an interview with CNN, the father of one of the journalists who was murdered last week called for "sensible laws so that crazy people can't get guns." In a radio interview after the shooting, Sen. John McCain argued that the government needs to identify people who are mentally ill and more effectively keep them from obtaining guns.

Others point to dangerous guns. In an interview in the wake of last week's shootings, a survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre highlighted America's unusually easy access to hazardous firearms: "We don't have a monopoly on people disgruntled at work or people suffering from mental illness. What we do have is unique accessibility to dangerous firearms that we allow in this country to exist."


Worth a read

Image test

Based only on the photo, select who is a good person


-Only A is a good person
-Only B is a good person
-Only C is a good person
-Only A & B are good people
-Only A & C are good people
-Only B & C are good people
-All of them are good people
-None of them are good

Taylor Swift and Phoebe Buffay


So once the Second Amendment is repealed (x-post)

from GD http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027115121

and gun ownership prohibited, who will be entrusted to enforce this?

I am curious how much power we will allow police to have for enforcement. Will police arrest anyone in possession of a gun as they encounter them, will we allow the police to go house to house and confiscate guns or will it be like illegal immigration and left up to Federal enforcement?

Will any additional weaponry be authorized for use in enforcing the new paradigm?
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