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June 21, 2019

Gun case at the SCOTUS

Supreme Court ruling on intent under the Gun Control Act

More here.

More on the NRA shakeup

John Richardson has some details.

The rules

And why they are important.

Gun Porn

.380 Pocket Pistol Roundup Review

June 20, 2019

And speaking of the Dallas shooting

Once again, a mass murder stopped by someone with a gun.

Known wolf

Dallas News:

A relative of the man who opened fire outside downtown Dallas federal building this week warned the FBI in 2016 that he shouldnt be allowed to buy a gun because he was depressed and suicidal, his mother said Thursday.
Brian Clydes half-brother called the FBI about his concerns, their mother Nubia Brede Solis said. Clyde was in the Army at the time.

News you can use

Pepper spray laws by state.

Things just got more sporty at the NRA

It’s the NY Times so the hyperbole may be a bit much. But it seems they have suspended Chris Cox for his part on a coup attempt. Cox is denying it.

Good question: Is anyone running NRA?

And here’s a story about a lawsuit alleging that unpaid bills could shutter NRA TV.

Does LaPierre have a plan? Or is this some sort of scorched-earth move?

A civil rights victory

Good:

California may not legally prohibit the Crossroads of the West gun show from taking place on state-owned fairgrounds, a federal judge ruled this week.

U.S. District Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo said the First Amendment means a state agency in Southern California may not single out gun showswhich host discussions of gun politics, safety, and how to comply with legal requirementsfor a preemptive ban on future events. Bencivengo, an Obama appointee, granted a preliminary injunction on Monday after oral arguments.

This is why The Second Amendment Foundation is important.

Registration leads to confiscation

Fortunately for New Zealand, they weren’t required to register them.

This seems like a big deal

U.S. Marine Corps Adopts SIG Sauer M18 Handgun

I’ve actually pondered getting the M17 just to have an Army gun. Odd I never felt that way about the Beretta 92.

LOLwut

Noted Gun Expert Joe Biden wants to require guns to only be operated with DNA or fingerprints. Because he saw it in a movie:

If I get elected president of the United States of America with your help, if that happens, guns, we have the capacity now in a James Bond-style to make sure no one can pull a trigger unless their DNA and fingerprint is on it,” Biden told roughly 180 donors in an Upper East Side penthouse Monday evening. “We have that capacity to do it now. You know it.”

God bless Texas

New Texas law will allow handgun owners to carry weapons in church

Gun Porn

A magazine-fed shotgat from Wilson.

June 19, 2019

Is that the tolerance . . .

or the diversity:

NRA social media manager William McLaughlin is a pro-gun, gay American expressing bewilderment over his observation the gay community does not see the value of gun rights.

Well, some do. And here’s training for them.

Good

Trump has opened up 1.4M acres of federal land to sportsmen.

Bump stock lawsuit

The Firearms Policy Coalition has an update.

They’ve mislabeled “dumbfounded” at least once

The dumbest thing you’ll read all week is right here.

An interesting read

It’s from 2011 but Ben left it in comments: An Alternate Look at Handgun Stopping Power.

Basically, it asserts that handgun rounds mostly suck. A rifle is the way to go. But good luck carrying one.

On speed holstering

The sheriff says it’s a bad idea. I concur. Also, not a fan of no-look holstering. Oh it may look cool in the movies. But in the real world the only people who might need to do this are the police. If you have a subject to cuff, you may not want to take your eye off him. Or, better, wait for help.

Life in the future

Former ‘Mythbuster’ Adam Savage builds flying Iron Man suit in new show

Sometimes, the future is pretty cool.

Gun Porn

Looks painful

June 13, 2019

Tragic

The Virginian Pilot:

Kate Nixon had considered taking a gun to work on May 31, the day a co-worker killed her and 11 others in the country’s deadliest mass shooting this year, a family attorney said on a radio show Monday.

The public utilities engineer was concerned about DeWayne Craddock “as well as one other person,” said Kevin Martingayle, an attorney working with Nixon’s family. So on the night of May 30, Nixon had discussed with her husband, Jason, “whether or not she should take a pistol and hide it in her handbag,” Martingayle said. She decided against it because of a city policy that prevents employees from bringing weapons to work.

If she had been armed, the guy would likely have stopped shooting much sooner.

A civil rights victory

In Illinois:

The Second Amendment Foundation has posted yet another victory in Illinois, as the Second District Appellate Court has dismissed an attempt by the Village of Deerfield to challenge a permanent injunction against the communitys ban on so-called assault weapons and large-capacity magazines.

SAF was joined in the case by the Illinois State Rifle Associationits partner in the landmark 2010 U.S. Supreme Court victory in McDonald v. City of Chicagoon behalf of Deerfield resident Daniel Easterday. Deerfields appeal was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction, the court ruled.

Where Great Britain Used To Be

Police handing out blunt knives to domestic violence victims to reduce stabbings in the home.

Good lord.

Lobbying expenditures

The NRA doesn’t spend all that much compared to other organizations.

Rare bit of journalism

On the gun issue, they got one right.

Pocket guns

Considering the .380

Gun Porn

Nagant Model 1877 Gendarmerie Double Barrel Rolling Block Pistol

June 11, 2019

Assault avocado

A robber used an avocado to rob a couple of banks. He claimed it was a grenade. Good thing it was Glockacamole.

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