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December 12, 2018

Racism, straight up

Michael Bloomberg wants to ban guns for minorities for their own good.

Where guns are banned

Where Great Britain Used To Be: Figures show 58 percent of burglaries happen at occupied properties, as campaigners said criminals no longer feared being caught in the act.

California has all the gun control and passed more: Firearm homicides up 18%

Shrinking government

The IRS is being gutted

The EPA is getting out of the puddle business.

As far as I’m concerned, both of those are good news.

Good question

What’s going on at NRA?

At some point, an organization can get so large that it’s a hindrance. Do they really need 76 board members?

Gun porn

Shrunk down mini-gun seems redundant.

December 10, 2018

Holiday cheer

My son and I made a Christmas tree ornament:

This as my interest

Smith & Wesson J-frame Versus Ruger LCR. Leaning toward the LCR, to be honest.

You may be dumb

But are you dragon’s breath shotgun shells at the indoor range dumb?

Gun Porn

The guns of Elvis

Mateba MTR-8

December 06, 2018

Trigger Happy Harry

An NRA gun safety video from 1946:

News you can use

The Best Coat Pocket Defensive Pistols. I’ve been eyeing a Ruger LCR for this. Though I don’t really want one in .38 because I don’t need another caliber to buy. I’m leaning toward .357.

Come and take them

The third circuit has ruled that NJ residents need to turn in their regular capacity magazines.

A country of laws

Not so much: Massachusetts Governor Ignores Court Order To Reinstate Gun Permits

Respect

I don’t have any particular nostalgia for the politics of Bob Dole. But as a person, he seems like a good guy. He’s funny and not afraid of self-deprecating humor. He was a war hero. He always seemed to be a class act. And, at 95 years of age, he’s still a class act:

Got a little dusty in here.

December 04, 2018

Coloring books for Christmas

A guide to saps and blackjacks. I’ve never really considered carrying one, honestly. Until now. Anyone carry something similar?

Sort of want

A .22 TCM conversion kit for the Glock 17.

True

There will be no reciprocity coming the lame duck congress. And I doubt congress will ever take up the issue.

In NY

A lawmaker wants to snoop through your social media history in order for you to be approved to buy a gun.

Handy to know

12 foods you can buy in bulk that will last until the end of world

Gun Porn

Barrett to Produce MRAD Rifles in .300 PRC for DoD. I hadn’t heard of the .300 PRC.

December 03, 2018

5.7x28mm is probable cause to search

An opinion from the superior court of Pennsylvania contains this line:

While outside the apartment, Police Captain Ryan Pudik saw a box of ammunition on a coffee table inside the apartment. Captain Pudik identified the ammunition as 5.7 caliber, which he knows to be armor defeating. He and other officers entered the building and conducted a sweep of the home to make sure that there was nobody hidden inside.

The commercially available ammo in the US is not armor defeating. Via reader Richard who qups: The next cop will see a Glock 7 in the window.

We can’t have your kind here

Free Beacon:

A Massachusetts landlord told a Harvard University graduate student that he wanted her to move out of her apartment because her legally owned firearms made some of her roommates uncomfortable.

“Since it’s clear that Leyla wants to keep her firearms, it would be best for all parties if she finds another place to live,” Dave Lewis, president of Avid Management, said in an email to the household obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The request that the student, Leyla Pirnie, move out came after her roommates searched her room while she was not home and found her firearms. That prompted one of the roommates to email Lewis requesting he verify that Pirnie was in compliance with applicable firearms laws.

Pretty shameful.

EMP

The military warns of what one would do to our society. Notably:

18 months or more are required to replace key elements of the electric grid that would be damaged or knocked out.

Could you survive 18 months?

An inside story of Heller

Stevens clings to his obviously wrong dissent in the case. Again. Still.

Gun Porn

Harrington & Richardson .25ACP

Veterinary pistol. Ok, then.

November 29, 2018

Making up law out of whole cloth

Trump Administration Set to Announce Pointless, Legally Dubious Bump Stock Ban

WizardPC:

I was promised National Reciprocity and the Hearing Protection Act.

I got a bumpstock ban.

When seconds count

The police are minutes away. Or two hours.

Alienating your customers hurts business? Who knew?

Apparently, Dick’s didn’t:

Sales at Dick’s Sporting Goods dropped in the past three months amid backlash against tighter gun-sale restrictions following a mass killing early this year at a Florida high school.

Revenue dipped 4.5 percent to $1.86 billion amid challenges in the company’s hunting business during the quarter through Nov. 3. Sales at stores open at least 12 months a key metric for the retail industry fell 6.1 percent compared to the prior year.

In need of training

The Second Amendment Foundation:

In the wake of last weeks tragic mistaken identity fatal shooting of an armed citizen in an Alabama shopping mall, the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms are calling for a national dialogue on how police respond to active shooter reports in public venues, such as malls, restaurants or movie theaters.

Officers responding to a shooting at the Riverchase Balleria Mall in suburban Hoover apparently mistook Emantic F. Bradford, Jr., 21, as the suspected shooter. Mr. Bradford had a carry permit according to his family but investigators have declined to confirm that. He had drawn his pistol and was fatally shot.

All the details have not been released yet but this one seems to stink. I wonder if NRA will be a part of this dialog? The tend to keep mum on bad police shootings.

Social Science

Is more social than science. Seems that 40% of studies cannot be replicated. Yet, they get published in scientific journals.