Archive for June, 2017

June 30, 2017

Illegal transfer

If you’re in America and loan someone a gun, it’s not big deal. But in Connecticut, that’s a crime:

Detectives continued to investigate and found that the gun was owned by Nicolas Cappiello, 38, of North Haven. He said he gave the gun to Abriola to keep in her house, police said.

He turned himself in on an outstanding warrant June 29 and posted a $10,000 bond.

In California: Judge strikes down magazine ban

Seen at SFGate:

The right to bear arms includes the right to keep and carry ammunition and magazines holding more than 10 rounds for those arms, for both self-defense and to be ready to serve in a militia

Good. And also there’s this:

Disarming Californias law-abiding citizens is not a constitutionally permissible policy choice

I like this guy.

Ammo plant in West Virginia

An odd story

10 Things I Hate About Concealed Carry

A list

Gun Porn

93R airsoft edition.

June 29, 2017

I support amnesty

For machine guns.

The right to bear arms

Is coming to the Czecks.

Hey, I know what let’s do

Let’s draw our guns on each other. Because training.

That dude is gonna get someone killed.

Ballsy

If you’re shot at and kind of laugh it off, that’s awesome.

Speaking of Glock

The GAO issued a statement on Glock’s protest of Sig winning the contract. They say the Sig performed better, had a better price, and Glock only submitted one gun.

Darwin

If you’re going to make someone open their gun safe at gun point, you really should be prepared for when they open it.

Gun Porn

Wilson EDC X9

New Glock 19 MHS 9mm & Glock 23 MHS .40 S&W. It has a manual safety. A 17 frame and a 19 slide. I’d dig it more without a manual safety. Now, it has four safeties. Seems redundant.

June 27, 2017

Good advice

A Florida sheriff: If You Need to Shoot Somebody, Shoot Them a Lot

This is good advice. Knockdown power is a myth. And the best way to double the effectiveness of any gun is a follow up shot.

In Chicago

ATF has rolled out a van that can test guns and shell casings on the spot:

Six months after President Donald Trump threatened to send the feds to Chicago to fix the horrible carnage going on, city officials announced on Monday that theyve been getting some more federal crime-fighting aid in the form of a mobile firearms forensics van thats been roaming the streets for three weeks. The van, which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) first rolled out in May, makes it possible to immediately test guns and shell casings at a crime scene. Its aimed at helping police departments around the country, an ATF spokesperson told Mother Jones.

It’s Chicago. They’ll be busy.

Interesting numbers

About gun ownership and NRA influence. A majority believe NRA has just the right amount or not enough influence.

Most guns can fire without magazines

Sadly, some people don’t realize this:

Edwards … admitted to officers that he pointed a gun at his friend’s head and pulled the trigger. But he told officers that he “did not believe the firearm would discharge without the magazine inserted.”

Also, don’t point guns at people.

Gun Porn

Two Rugers

Scorpion EVO. Kind of want. Would definitely want if it took Glock or M&P mags.

Carbine time.

June 26, 2017

Tragic

LA cops who were shooting at a pitbull managed to hit a teenager and kill him.

Guns at the Supreme Court

SCOTUS denied cert in Peruta. One good thing to come of that is we now know where Neil Gorsuch comes down on guns, as he and Thomas dissented saying it’s time to put the issue to rest definitively.

And it wasn’t all bad, as the court did not grant cert in Binderup:

The case involved the loss of gun rights for individuals convicted of non-serious misdemeanors. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that it violated the Second Amendment to deny such individuals their right to possess and purchase firearms. The Justice Department under former AG Loretta Lynch appealed that ruling.

That is a log of weapons

A guy in Colorado has 3000 guns.

Shenanigans

County declared an old basement a courtroom so they could ban guns.

Is that all?

Man has 200 rounds of ammo. Press thinks it’s a big deal.

Nifty resource

Sure, it’s got a little bit of the crazy but it has instructions on building silencers. Of course, if you’re going to pay a $200 tax, you might want it made out of more than a drinking bottle.

Gun Porn

A Czech Bullpup Anti-Tank Rifle for the SS

Purple Pixie Power

Review: Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Pistol. I’m very tempted but I’ve got a lot tied up into my M&P collection.

June 22, 2017

Suppressed Hi Point taken from arrested man in Pasadena

The story is here. Here’s a screen grab:

Yup, that is a suppressed Hi Point.

Speaking of gun control fail

The FBI’s report on the baseball shooting debunks the gun control talking points rather handily.

Gun control fail

20 years ago, I’d have never thought this would be the case.

Clipazine

Magazine clips

Novel idea

Rand Paul Proposes Giving Senators Time to Read It

NRA Carry Guard on the 1911 banned: We were wrong

From Guns.com:

In response to clear feedback surrounding the NRA Carry Guard Level I course announcement, we have modified the required firearm platforms as well as our site language to clearly articulate how firearms will be used in the class, said Jason Brown, NRA media relations manager, in an email to Guns.com.

Bottom line: our decision to not include 1911s and revolvers as primary firearms in our initial Level I course was a mistake, and we appreciate the feedback we have received from the firearms community, he added.