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Fast & Furious, Police, Accidents, more

2A News: April 29, 2016 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman


Recently released Justice Dept. documents concerning the ATF’s deadly Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal have revealed that the Administration, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and his subordinates:

Deliberately claimed the charges of gun-walking by the Fast and Furious operation in Arizona were false and refused to adjust the official position even after documents and evidence showed otherwise.

Politicized decisions about how and whether to comply with the congressional investigation.

Delayed, denied and discredited the investigation. (Still doing that.)

Carefully, methodically, and deliberately withheld relevant information about the scandal from Congress and the public.

Attempted to isolate the fallout from the Fast and Furious scandal to ATF leadership and the US Attorney’s Office in Arizona, in order to insulate the Administration when senior Obama officials knew about the operation all along.

Called itself the most transparent administration in history, while creating and exhibiting animosity towards legitimate congressional oversight. Holder lied while testifying before Congress (which is not what he is held in contempt for).

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It seems like Hillary is now pledging on a daily basis to fight on a daily basis to take away your guns. It sounds like that’s her whole campaign. Note that Hillary has been nowhere in the last 30 years or so without armed guards accompanying her. She should put up or shut up and disarm all of her bodyguards first.

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And on April 11, Clinton said “guns that end up committing crimes…” during a discussion on “gun violence” in Port Washington, NY.

Did you ever notice that when you say the acronym for the Republican party out loud, it sounds like “Go pee?”


  • The Colorado bill to repeal the standard capacity magazine ban has failed. Probably need to roll a few more heads.
  • HR 923, to provide for nationwide CCW reciprocity, has over 65 cosponsors in the US House. Rep. Steven Palazzo (MS-4) is the only congressman from this state who has signed on so far.


We have a report that a federal judge in Georgia has dismissed a challenge to firearm regulations in effect on US Army Corps of Engineers public lands, because the judge thinks that Corps regulations are “not unreasonable” and that the plaintiff gun owners “can freely exercise their right to bear arms” elsewhere. In other words, you can’t be black, female or Christian here, because you have the right to be that elsewhere.

We don’t yet know the case, court or “judge.”

About gun control….

From The Sydney Morning Herald:

Australians now own more guns than before the 1996 Port Arthur massacre, according to new research that shows firearm imports hit a record high in 2014-15 (in spite of VERY restrictive gun laws there — JP).

The surge in gun-buying over the past 16 years, which has seen 1.02 million guns brought into the country, has been largely a “gun swap,” according to Philip Alpers, a University of Sydney public health researcher, gun control expert and founding director of

“The million guns destroyed after Port Arthur have been replaced with 1,026,000 new ones. And the surge only shows upward momentum,” said Alpers.

Gun free zones

At anti-gun Apple computer’s world headquarters in California this week, an employee was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head Wednesday morning inside a conference room. Apple doesn’t even like gun icons or apps. Bet you their campus is “gun free.”


Last week in Wisconsin, two students were injured when another student armed with a rifle opened fire at a high school where a prom was underway. The “bullied” perpetrator waited outside and shot at students as they exited the building. Police officers patrolling the parking lot apparently did not notice the 18-year-old man with the rifle until shots were fired, when they immediately fatally shot him, stopping the massacre.

Just like every other time, this stopped when good guys with guns showed up.


A recent poll designed and conducted by certified Force Science Analyst David Blake revealed that nearly half of patrol officers surveyed nationally say they have cut back on traffic and pedestrian stops, confirming that a suspected “Ferguson Effect” is significantly affecting proactive policing.

But the real question is, were those stops proper and should they have occurred? In other words, are police fearful of repercussions from doing a proper job, or fearful of being caught doing the wrong thing?

I don’t know. But I do know that the last police officer I approached had a less than helpful attitude. Remember guys and gals, you each represent all cops.

Police/defensive training

The Only Ones

  • An unidentified 10-year veteran St. Louis police officer “accidentally” shot himself in the leg last weekend while approaching a vehicle that had fled a traffic stop, when the door opened, either bumping into the officer’s gun or startling the officer, and the weapon discharged one round all by itself, according to the police source. Let me fill in the blanks — the officer, whose finger was on the trigger of his gun, exhibited a startle response when he was startled by the door opening and reflexively clenched his hand (or his hand was bumped), firing a round into his leg, where he had his gun pointed at the time.
  • Baltimore County, MD, police officer James Ward was shot by sheriff’s deputies in Hartford County after deputies responded to a domestic violence incident and Ward, who was drunk, allegedly fired at them.
  • The Washington Post reports that the US Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that NEARLY EVERY EXAMINER in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony IN ALMOST ALL trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.

Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95% of the 268 trials reviewed so far, according to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Innocence Project.

Still think you can trust the FBI?

Think again.

  • Robert Bates, the elderly retired executive who “bought” his way into the Tulsa County, OK, Sheriff’s Department reserve squad with generous donations of cash and equipment was convicted of second-degree manslaughter by a jury this week for the shooting death of a restrained and unarmed suspect a year ago. Former Reserve Deputy Bates claims that he meant to taser the suspect, but instead shot him with a .357 Magnum pistol. Bates was volunteering as a reserve deputy on a department drug task force operation when he shot the suspect in a gun-sale sting whom deputies were restraining on the ground after a short foot pursuit. Many professional critics also say that Bates was under-trained.
  • Recently, an unidentified federal law enforcement agency was conducting shotgun training in the classroom at a local (to them) range. The unidentified firearms instructor brought an ammo can full of unidentified clear dummy rounds with him.

The instructor loaded his Remington 870 shotgun from the ammo can and began to demonstrate its operation, when a dummy round that was not a dummy went off, making an ugly hole(s) in the classroom wall. Fortunately no injuries were reported, as the instructor apparently wasn’t pointing the gun at anyone, though we don’t know how certain/lucky they were that no one was on the other side of the wall.

In this case, it seems that the dummy rounds were clear/white translucent and of similar appearance and weight to live cartridges, including actually being loaded with shot (but no powder or primer). Apparently an unknown person had placed a similar-looking clear/translucent round of live bird shot ammo into the ammo can.

But my understanding is that the clear, shot-filled “dummy” ammo is intended for gunsmith action-proving, not for training. Inert training ammo should probably be obviously NOT live ammo.

Class dismissed.


We’ve learned that anti-gun “comedienne” and exhibitionist (but not model) Amy Shumer (cousin of gun-banning US Senator Charles Shumer), has hired a bodyguard, presumably armed. In a stunning coincidence, she’s also now doing a new pro-gun-control sketch in her show, developed with the assistance and ignorance of the Everytown gun ban group. Because she’s special. Or schizophrenic.

Even a blind pig…

Regular readers know that we do not normally publish the names of criminal perpetrators who seem to have been doing the crime for the publicity, such as many mass/spree killers.

Now we hear that the Brady Bunch agrees with that notion. Go figure.


In Corinth, MS last week, 61-year-old Lewis Boyd died from several gun shots after he broke in to the back of a house a couple of blocks from his own, wearing a bandanna around his face. The homeowner told him that he had a gun and to get out, but he didn’t leave fast enough. The homeowner shot Boyd multiple times with a .22 pistol, killing him. No charges have been filed against the homeowner.

61 years old? Really?

Also in MS last week, a naked man with a history of nude criminal behavior was attempting to sexually assault a sleeping woman in a Pass Christian home when his plan was stopped by the woman’s armed husband. Kenda Casey, 32, of Gulfport, broke into a home while naked and was on top of the woman when she woke up and found him. She threw him to the ground and got on top of him and her husband pulled a gun on him and held him at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

“There are too many guns in our homes.” — Hillary

Remember last week’s report about a Henderson, NV, jeweler who was kidnapped from his home and stuffed into a car with one of his employees, and who fatally shot the two perps while they were moving down the road?

It turns out that the fellow “victim” admitted to police that he planned and staged his own kidnapping in order to deceive and rob the actual victim, who will not be charged with any crime as detectives have determined he acted in self-defense.

The surviving accomplice is being held on charges including conspiracy to commit first-degree kidnapping, first-degree kidnapping, conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon and attempted robbery with a deadly weapon. I’m thinking two counts of murder too.

Another child shoots driver

In Milwaukee County, WI, this week, a 2-year-old child in the back seat of a vehicle in the southbound lanes of Highway 175, found a .40 pistol and fired it into the driver’s back. The 26-year-old driver and mother of the child was pronounced dead at the scene. In addition to the driver and 2-year old, the driver’s mother and other child, a 1-year-old, were also in the car. The car and gun belonged to the mother’s boyfriend, a security guard who had left his “tactical” gear in the car. The child was not restrained in a child seat.

Last month it was widely reported that a Florida woman survived a nearly identical incident.

Don’t be stupid. It can kill you, your children, and people around you.

And, a study of lawsuits against gun owners revealed that most of the successful lawsuits against gun owners did not involve wrongful shootings but unauthorized access, through improper storage, resulting in misuse of the firearm by someone other than the owner.

Why I have a beaver gun

Irate Beaver ‘Takes Man Hostage’

In a similar vein, I noticed a headline in the June issue of Predator Xtreme magazine reading “Airgunning Giant Lizards.” Couldn’t resist. (I might be a redneck.)


Why I have a defensive gun

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency reported that in 2015 it decided not to deport but release 19,723 criminal illegal immigrants across the country, including 208 convicted of murder, over 900 convicted of sex crimes and 12,307 of drunk driving. ICE also said that these folks were convicted of 8,234 violent crimes.

Sights for shooting around corners

A Practical Solution for Shooting Around Corners at Last?

New Army BMG

The US Army is trying (again) to design a lightweight 50 caliber machine gun to replace the M2 Browning, by using titanium to reduce weight by 20-30%. A major requirement is to engineer a 60-pound weapon compared to an 86-pound weapon.”

Well, good luck on improving a Browning.

US Army to Create Lightweight .50 Caliber Machine Gun (Again)

Harris Publications is shutting down after some 40 years due to the competition of online media.

Harris publishes:

  • Combat Handguns,
  • Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement,
  • Pocket Pistols,
  • Survivor’s Edge,
  • Tactical Weapons, and
  • Special Weapons for Military & Police


  • Remington Arms Company, LLC, is now offering a limited lifetime warranty on all Remington firearms purchased January 1, 2016 or after. The warranty provides that the firearm shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for the duration of time that the purchaser originally owns that firearm, but does not warrant against any type of defect to the firearm that Remington did not cause, including but not limited to:
    • Failure to provide proper care and maintenance
    • Accidents, abuse, or misuse
    • Barrel obstruction
    • Hand loaded, reloaded, or improper ammunition
    • Unauthorized adjustments, repairs, or modifications
    • Normal wear and tear
  • The Sharps Rifle Company of Wyoming has AR rifles in 25-45 Sharps (.223 Rem. necked up to .25). 87 grain bullet at 3000 fps. The 25-45 Sharps is 100% compatible with all .223/5.56 magazines, buffers, bolts and other components; a simple barrel change is all that is needed.
  • The Semperio is a new hunting rifle from the Krieghoff of Germany that works as a “reverse pump” action, that is, you push the front end of the rifle forward to extract, eject, and cock the hammer, then pull back in to load, chamber, and lock the bolt. I don’t predict strong sales.

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