Huge Gun Show Returns To Wilmington On March 23

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) will host a firearm and knife show, featuring 500 tables, on Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9am-5pm, and Sunday, March 3, 2019, 9am-3pm.Participants can buy, sell and trade sporting, antique, and collectible firearms; custom and high quality knives; and various militaria.The general admission fee for adults is $12. Children 12 and under, with an adult, are free. Parking is also free. Learn more HERE. A $1-off coupon can be found HERE.The event is hosted by New Mart Promotions of Massachusetts and promoted by the NRA-affiliated Westchester Collectors Club.(DISCLAIMER: All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed.  New Massachusetts requirement for firearm purchases – a “pin” number is needed to purchase a firearm. Pin numbers can be obtained from the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services by calling 617-660-4722, Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedHuge Gun Show Returns To Wilmington On March 3-4In “Business”Huge Gun Show Returns To WilmingtonIn “Business”Huge Gun Show Returns To Wilmington On November 12-13In “Business”last_img read more

Last session of 10th parliament prorogued

first_imgThe last session of the 10th Parliament was prorogued on Monday after only eight sittings.The 23rd session passed 19 bills, including the Narcotics Control Bill, 2018 and Sarkari Chakori Ain 2018.Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury read out the prorogation order of the president around 10:05pm.Before reading out the prorogation order, Shirin thanked all the MPs, including the opposition ones, for providing all-out cooperation in running the session and reaching a consensus in a unique way to uphold the parliamentary democratic practice in the house.She said parliament got lively with the active participation of the MPs of both the treasury and opposition benches.The speaker praised the opposition MPs for their constructive role in the session by joining different businesses of the house.Parliament during its current tenure sat 23 times that witnessed 410 business days. Some 198 bills were placed and 193 of them were passed.The opposition did not boycott parliament, but they staged walkout for three times, while the opposition leader was present in the house for 242 days.Leader of the house and prime minister Sheikh Hasina was present in the 10th parliament for 338 days.last_img read more

2 killed in separate gunfights

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationTwo persons were killed in what the law enforcers called gunfights in Kushtia and Cox’s Bazar early Sunday.In Kushtia, the deceased Khokon Ali, aka Hatkata Thandu, 45, son of late Aijal Ali of Pukurpara in Alampur of Kushtia, was killed in a reported gunfight between two groups of robbers in Mollaeghoria Canal Para, Kushtia. He was accused in several cases including that of robbery, reports UNB.Being informed about a gunfight between the two groups of robbers, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 1:30am, UNB quoted Nasir Uddin, officer-in-charge of Kushtia model police station as saying.Sensing the presence of police, the gang members opened fire on them and fled away the scene, he said.Later, police rescued Khokon as bullet hit and took him to Kushtia General Hospital where physicians declared him dead.Police recovered a foreign-made pistol and four rounds of bullets from the spot.In Cox’s Bazar, Ziaur Rahman Zia, 32, son of Md Islam of Marine Drive Road in Baharchhora union was killed in a gunfight between the two groups of drug traders early morning, reports UNB.Being informed about a gunfight, when a police team reached there, the drug traders opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight, UNB quoted Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf police station as saying.After a brief gunfight, police rescued Zia as bullet-hit condition, he added.Later, he was taken to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex where physicians declared him dead.Police said to have recovered three local arms and 20,000 yaba tablets from the spot.Prothom Alo, however, could not verify the law enforcement’s version of the incident independently as no version of it was available immediately either from any witness or from any member of the victim’s family.At least 437 people have fallen victims to extrajudicial killings across the country in 10 months from January this year, according to Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK).last_img read more

Bowser Seeks More Police Surveillance in DC

first_imgssherman@afro.com Mayor Bowser’s new crime legislation would allow increased police presence and surveillance by both police and business owners. (Twitter Photo)Mayor Muriel Bowser opened the calendar year touting the benefits of Council and resident support for her reduced crime legislation, “Safer, Stronger D.C.” despite a tenuous relationship between law enforcement and residents in many metropolitan areas.  In a package initially introduced in August to settle community disruption, Bowser’s proposal has yet to be voted on by Council members.Included in Bowser’s proposal are an increased police presence in designated communities, getting tough on repeat violent offenders, offering grants to small businesses to secure video surveillance, reduced time in prison for inmates with good behavior, and providing law enforcement with additional tools.On Jan. 4, Bowser criticized the D.C. Council for not acting quickly to enact her crime bill. “I think the Council just hasn’t acted, and we’re calling on them to act on the public safety legislation,” Bowser said.  “So far as I know, there hasn’t been any robust discussion among the council following the September hearing, and we’re in January.”Critics of the proposal, like Ward 8 resident Gerald Stanton, cite an emotionalism and disconnect in the document that provides scarce data and poor insight into how best to combat crime.“All I’m reading is police presence, manpower, crime lab, and equipping local businesses to identify potential and definite criminals.  Are we supposed to have our entire neighborhood under surveillance and profile?” Stanton asked.  “Bowser wants to add revolving 12-hour shifts and bring in retired police to weed out criminals, something the rest of the nation is trying to move away from.”D.C. Council Judiciary Chairman Kenyan McDuffie said he would not engage in finger pointing regarding the status of the legislation, though he was troubled by certain aspects of the bill, including the ability of law enforcement to conduct warrantless searches of violent offenders on probation or parole.  There was also concern about allowing police to hold some released offenders for 72 hours.“We do plan to take the elements of her proposal that make sense,” McDuffie told the Washington City Paper. “But unfortunately, many elements of the mayor’s plan are not evidence-based or data-driven.”During the last year, the city has witnessed a return to violent crimes, many documented on public transportation.  The 162 homicides in the city, an uptick of 54 percent from December 2014 has left residents and city officials grappling with how best to address crime amid growing concerns over police misconduct.“The continuing problem with the Bowser administration is the belief that they can run the city from the top-down without asking and actually utilizing the residents to address issues.  There are other ways of addressing crime that does not entail the police,” Stanton said.  “When you talk law enforcement in a Black city, you need to ensure you aren’t asking parents to give you license to shoot down their kids.”last_img read more