Police arrested a Springfield, Oregon man Tuesday on charges of disorderly conduct after he fired a shot into the street in celebration of president-elect Donald Trump.
According to the Oregon Register-Guard, an intoxicated Michael Grant Bratton grabbed a shotgun and fired into the street. Neighbors called the cops to report someone “drunk and paying with a gun” in front of the caller’s house.
Authorities booked Bratton on charges of second-degree disorderly conducts and unlawful use of a weapon. Police recovered the handgun and no injuries were reported.
Trump’s triumph is viewed win for gun rights activists. The NRa endorsed Trump for president back in May, and in a statement Wednesday, the association congratulated the president-elect on his victory. “
Trump’s victory repudiates the assertion by gun control advocates that the political calculus regarding the Second Amendment has changed,” the statement said.
Trump himself has a historically pro-gun record. In an interview with MSNBC’s Katy Tur last year, Trump admitted he has a license to carry, but declined to go into further detail about where he uses his gun.
And at a rally in Iowa during the Republican primaries, the president-elect posited he “could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody” without losing any voters.
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Japan wants to dump Fukushima radioactive water into ocean
Japan's top government spokesman slapped down the environment minister on Tuesday after he said there was "no other option" but to release radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean.
"It is not true that we have decided on the disposal method," Chief Cabinet Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters after Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada's comments earlier in the day.
The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), is storing more than one million tonnes of contaminated water in tanks at the site of Fukushima Daiichi Plant that was wrecked by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.
Here’s one big reason why Trump is having a white-hot meltdown over the Fed not dropping interest rates
President Donald Trump has a personal conflict-of-interest that may be impacting his decisions in his public feud with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.
"President Trump stands to save millions of dollars annually in interest on outstanding loans on his hotels and resorts if the Federal Reserve lowers rates as he has been demanding, according to public filings and financial experts," The Washington Post reported Saturday.
Trump approves of North Korea missile tests: ‘I have no problem’ because they’re just ‘short-range missiles’
On Thursday, in conversation with reporters, President Donald Trump said that he had 'no problem' with North Korea's new round of missile tests.
"Short-range missiles, we never made an agreement on that," said Trump. "I have no problem, we'll see what happens, but these are short-range missiles. They're very standard."
The thought that short-range missiles would still be capable of hitting our allies in the region, like South Korea and Japan, does not seem to have occurred to him.
Trump says he has "no problem" with North Korea testing missiles because they are just "short-range missiles" that are "very standard." pic.twitter.com/fdKtQ6yrBE