Category Archives: FIREARMS

DISTRICT ATTORNEY SCOTT THOMAS’ STATEMENT ON DEPUTY SHERIFF OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING

New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas issued the following statement regarding a deputy sheriff officer-involved shooting incident: The Craven County Sheriff’s Office notified me just before midnight, June 7, 2018, that one of their deputies was in an officer-involved shooting. Per standard procedure in any officer-involved shooting, we contacted the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) to conduct a full investigation. SBI agents arrived at the scene around 1:30 a.m. on June 8, 2018. Those agents thoroughly processed the scene, and interview…

Better for government to fear the people . . . and not the other way around!

By Eric Noevere Last week, Mike Donnes of Australia offered his critique of an article written earlier this year by Pamlico County resident, Eric Noevere. The following is a response from Noevere: USA — I enjoyed reading the article by Mr. Donnes on why we Americans should adopt the Australian model of firearm confiscation to end gun violence. His article was a rebuttal of a previous article I had written against infringements of the Second Amendment. Donnes perhaps should have started with more original comments than using the line: “I’ve always believed there are lies…

Aussie says ‘buy back’ of guns worked in his country. Recommends it to us!

By Mike Donnes AUSTRALIA — I was recently in the USA on a holiday with friends — who are originally from the y’all state of Georgia — and had a great time in South Carolina and North Carolina! It was whilst in North Carolina that I had the chance to pick up a copy of the County Compass, and read the front-page article by Mr. Eric Noevere. The headline was a beauty: IF THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO SEIZE ALL OF YOUR RIGHTS, SECOND AMENDMENT WILL BE FIRST TO FALL. In his article, Mr. Noevere referenced some information about Australia and its gun laws. This, of course, perked up my inte…

If government wants to seize all of your rights, Second Amendment will be first to fall

By Eric Noevere Editor’s note:  Mr. Noevere is both a medical professional and a firearms expert. We appreciate his regular contributions to this newspaper. USA — Why the media hysteria to severely curtail the Second Amendment?  Media pressure no doubt made the Republican-controlled Florida legislature, Senate, and Governor Scott cave.  They passed a law raising the age to buy firearms (NRA has already filed a lawsuit) to 21, and imposing a three-day waiting period. The process to arm teachers in Florida that was passed, is now so limiting and difficult that it won…

Recent mass shooters weird, scary in different ways

By Eric Noevere Editor’s note: In Part 3,  Eric Noevere, who is both a firearms expert and medical professional, concludes his series with a close-up look at the psyches of recent mass shooters. USA – Let’s now look at the three pathetic individuals who committed the recent atrocities.  In Las Vegas, the killer, age 64, had no history of past violence or criminality himself, but had a father who was described as a “psychopath” by the FBI when dad was on the Most Wanted List as a bank robber. The killer had two previous marriages and was in a serious relationship at the time he c…

Mental health of mass shooters explored

Sociopaths versus psychopaths By Eric Noevere | Guest Commentary Editor’s note: Eric Noevere is both a firearms expert and medical professional. We think our readers will appreciate Mr. Noevere’s three-part opinion piece, which examines the mental health problems of those who wantonly kill fellow human beings. USA — In the wake of three mass shootings in our country over just the past two months, many of us are wondering who could do such a thing!? How can we stop them? Mass murderers are not homogeneous.  Did these killers have psychiatric conditions? I have some medical train…

Firearms expert argues against more gun laws

Better to outlaw pants! Belt loop as effective as ‘slide fire’ device! By Eric Noevere Editor’s note: Thanks to local firearms expert Eric Noevere for tbis two-part series in which he theorizes that the Las Vegas killer differs from the New York City terrorist and from the Texas church shooter. “It hurts when we already have laws for background checks,” notes Noevere. “The Texas shooter should have been disqualified from firearm ownership based on his conviction for domestic violence while in the Air Force. Somehow the system failed to be updated to reflect this, and he was allo…

Lone Wolves? Las Vegas nutcase differs from Manhattan crazy!

By Eric Noevere First of two parts Editor’s note: Thanks to local firearms expert Eric Noevere for his analysis of the Las Vegas tragedy. Next week, Noevere concludes with suggestions about what an informed, rational response to mass killings will require. LAS VEGAS – Unlike the Manhattan killings perpetrated Oct. 31 by an apparent Muslim terrorist, the Las Vegas shooting Oct. 1 differs dramatically. It is a riddle inside an enigma — if there ever was one! Looks like a solo nutcase more than some crazed religious fanatic, but . . . ? Clark County (Las Vegas) Sheriff Lombardo state…

Back to the 1960s?

Riots, violent radicals, official corruption, chaos, left wing nonsense In today’s world, we need firepower — not flower power! By Eric Noevere News Analysis CAMPAIGN TRAIL – Just a few weeks have passed since the Orlando ISIS attack, while another ISIS attack has occurred at Turkey’s Ataturk airport; a lone wolf attack in Nice France; and two separate attacks by black militants against Dallas and Baton Rouge police officers. At every turn there have been calls for restrictions on the right to bear arms by law-abiding citizens. Much theater has been done by President Obam…

Peletier Man charged in Domestic Shooting

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office On 06/19/2016 Carteret County deputies arrested William Byron Mitchell, 37, of 110 Little Kinston Rd, Peletier in connection with an early morning domestic shooting. Deputies responded to Mitchell’s residence at 2:00am and discovered his 32 year old girlfriend, Nicole Blevins, shot in the face with a 9mm handgun. Blevins was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville where she is currently in stable condition. Mitchell was charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury and placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $1…
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