[UPDATE: No Men Found] Two Men Reported to Be Pointing Rifles at Passing Vehicles Near Fortuna

scannerLaw enforcement is headed towards the Kenmar Exit in Fortuna after receiving a report of two males in their early twenties pointing rifles at passing vehicles.

6:02 p.m.: “We checked the area and never found anyone,” reported Fortuna Dispatch.

UPDATE 7:45 p.m.: A reader sent us this photo of an officer clearing his gun after checking the area.




  • Officer clears weapon at Kenmar after searching area.

  • What’s with the paint job on the car?
    Some type of Masonic camo?

  • Good photo dad 🙂

  • 12:39 AM DEC 18, 2012

    Party Identity in a Gun Cabinet


    An American child grows up in a married household in the suburbs. What are the chances that his family keeps a gun in their home?

    The probability is considerably higher than residents of New York and other big cities might expect: about 40 percent of married households reported having a gun in their home, according to the exit poll conducted during the 2008 presidential election.

    But the odds vary significantly based on the political identity of the child’s parents. If they identify as Democratic voters, the chances are only about one in four, or 25 percent, that they have a gun in their home. But the chances are more than twice that, almost 60 percent, if they are Republicans.

    Whether someone owns a gun is a more powerful predictor of a person’s political party than her gender, whether she identifies as gay or lesbian, whether she is Hispanic, whether she lives in the South or a number of other demographic characteristics.

    It will come as no surprise to those with a passing interest in American politics that Republicans are more likely to own guns than Democrats. But the differences have become much more stark in recent years, with gun ownership having become one of the clearest examples of the partisan polarization in the country over the last two decades.

    In 1973, about 55 percent of Republicans reported having a gun in their household against 45 percent of Democrats, according to the General Social Survey, a biennial poll of American adults.

    Gun ownership has declined over the past 40 years — but almost all of the decrease has come from Democrats. By 2010, according to the General Social Survey, the gun ownership rate among adults that identified as Democrats had fallen to 22 percent. It remained at about 50 percent among Republican adults.

  • What the hell is that maniac doing with one of those assault guns? Doesn’t he realize that gun can start shooting random people at any given moment? I’m going to call 911 because that picture scared me.

  • General Motors Co said on Wednesday it is recalling nearly 22,000 of its 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and
    GMC Sierra full-size pickup trucks because of a problem with their seats.

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