A woman, dressed elegantly in black, confidently takes the stage with a powerful rifle in her hands.

MS carry, Army, recall

2A News: April 8, 2016 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman

MS Church Protection Act, HB 786

The House has concurred in the Senate amendment and the bill now goes to the governor, who I think will sign it. It retains the open carry provision that allows unlicensed carry “upon the person in a sheath, belt holster or shoulder holster…” (”…or carried in a purse, handbag, satchel, other similar bag or briefcase or fully enclosed case”).

But the bill still has the questionable language in it which I think conflicts with the current open carry law in the list of places that are prohibited to carry concealed with a standard CCW permit. Now those same places will be off-limits to open carry as well, as I read the bill. Under current law you can open carry in those places.

Also, SB 2313, which removes the state silencer registration requirement from state law, has passed the legislature and been signed into law by Governor Bryant. It is effective immediately.


A judge in the case of the shooting of John Crawford III in an Ohio Walmart has found probable cause to prosecute Ronald Ritchie on charges of making false alarms for placing the 911 call that brought police to the store.

Ritchie called 911 and said, allegedly falsely, there was a black man waving a rifle at people, including children, which led Beavercreek police to respond. Officer Sean Williams shot Crawford twice, resulting in his death, after Crawford allegedly twice did not respond to orders to drop the BB/pellet gun he picked up from store shelves. Williams has not been charged with a crime in the case. Another shopper died of a heart attack during the excitement.


Reminder about the Humane Society of the United States.


Miranda is becoming my favorite current female country music star (although it’s hard to compete with Holly Dunn wearing my NRA cap and making favorable comments in mid-concert).

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And let’s not forget her microphone stand.

Miranda's microphone stand


“You can go down to a gun show at the local convention center and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle, without a background check, and most likely without having to show an identification card.” — Al Quaeda lie repeated without correction by Space Cadet Mark Kelly, Gabby Giffords’ husband representing Americans for Responsible Solutions gun ban group

The Only Ones

  • In Oakland, CA, the SWAT team was called out in response to a 13-year-old girl who refused patrol officers’ orders to exit a house along with the other occupants, who did exit. Residents were evacuated from the surrounding area as the SWAT team surrounded the residence. If it had been a 27-year-old man, who would they call? The Army?
  • Oak Harbor, WA Police Chief Edgar Green forgot his personally-owned Glock .40 pistol in a grocery store restroom. When he went back to retrieve it, it was gone (but was later turned in by a local resident).

Dept. of Idiocy

On Monday, students at Indiana University Bloomington mistook a priest for a Ku Klux Klan member. They reacted as children of all ages today so often do, by actually doing nothing, but instead getting on social media to express their fear of the alleged Klansman, who they claimed was carrying a whip, and dressed in “white robes.”

But it turns out that the “Klansman” was actually a priest innocently making his way through Bloomington.

These children can vote. Wanna guess how they vote?

Feckless Army chief of staff Gen. Mark Milley testified this week that CCW would not have helped stop the Fort Hood massacre. Milley said that in that incident, “police responded within eight minutes and that guy was dead. So, that’s pretty quick and a lot of people died in the process of that, but … I am not convinced, from what I know, that carrying privately owned weapons would’ve stopped that individual.”

Eight minutes. Shooting and killing for eight minutes.

Then, what did stop it? Good guys with tin stars and government-issued guns. But only after 8 minutes, three deaths and 16 injuries. You know, I can take a magazine full of fired, empty cases, resize and deprime them, reload them with primers, powder and bullets, load them in my gun and fight back in less than 8 minutes.

People like Milley are the reason I never considered joining the military.

Massacre stats (not confirmed)



We have a report of a 15-foot, 800 lb. gator recently killed in Florida.


We continue to see some folks, including some “experts” tweaking the 4 basic gun safety rules. This is not necessary. If you just follow the rules, you won’t need to tweak them and won’t cause a problem.

New Army sniper rifle

The Army has awarded a contract to Heckler & Koch to supply a “shorter, lighter, more accurate, more ergonomic and more reliable” precision rifle to replace the M110 made by Knight’s Armament. The M110 has been reported to have “reliability issues” in the sandbox. The contract includes a maximum of 3,643 rifles over 24 months, OSS suppressors, spare parts and depot support, at a max contract value of $44.5 million.


IMR has announced a product safety warning and recall for six lot numbers of IMR 4007 SSC propellants. The lot numbers are 10130139, 10131139, 10429139, 10430139, 80425139 and 80426139. The lot number can be found on the rear label on the right edge.

According to the notice, IMR has received reports that this particular powder in 1-lb and 8-lb containers may have become unstable due to possible rapid deterioration. Use of unstable/deteriorated powder may be dangerous. IMR will replace your recalled powder.


  • I now have some limited field experience with the Streamlight ProTac HL Headlamp. It works very well, just as advertised. The light output and the straps/hardware are far superior to my similar generic headlight.
  • Why do I like Liberty safes? Because they’re bomb proof.
  • Caldwell’s Ballistic Precision Chronograph G2 is inverted from the industry standard, such that the sensors are positioned above the bullet path, facing down. This is an effort to better control light sensitivity issues. The system includes built in LEDs to boost light levels when ambient brightness dips. It is Bluetooth capable and will work with your phone or tablet for remote control. $270 with tripod and carry bag.

Quote of the Week

“Ladies, Do not fear dating a man because he exercises his Second Amendment rights. Fear dating a man who thinks yours should be taken away.” — Kimberly Corban

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