A usual jeep door handle with a gun attached to it.

The Usual, Plus a Study

2A News: May 13, 2016 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman

Training for citizen gunfights, by Tom Givens. Read this.


The full US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit met en banc this week to rehear the case challenging the legality of Maryland’s ban on certain semiautomatic firearms after a three-judge panel of the Court previously cast doubt on the constitutionality of the law.

The law bans semiautomatic long guns with certain military-style features that the law erroneously calls “assault weapons” and prohibits magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

State defenders of the law admitted that handguns, which are not banned, are used in more crimes but said the long gun ban was appropriate because the Maryland General Assembly had determined that such firearms are “used disproportionately in mass shootings and result in more shots fired and more people injured.”

The US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit has upheld similar, more restrictive bans in New York and Connecticut as constitutional.

We see no exceptions in the Second Amendment for types of guns that are used in crimes, whether disproportionate or not.


The Michael Bloomberg-funded Demanding Mommies group had a march on Brooklyn Bridge to protest guns. Again. They were protected by armed cops. Again. If they have minds, they should make them up. The Mommies claimed that 1200 people marched, but we understand that the group has never been able to document more than 130 at a rally. However, they have attempted to doctor photos and ask photographers to shoot their events in a way that gives the appearance of having more supporters than they actually have.

Here’s a pic of the 1200 people:


first million mom march

Watch out for Tweedledee and Tweedledum

6 self-defense tips learned from a German shepherd


In Taunton, MA, this week a 28-year-old man with a history of mental health treatment crashed a car outside a home, walked inside and stabbed an 80-year-old woman, who later died, and another woman. The man then drove to a mall and crashed the car through the front of a store, and then assaulted multiple people inside the store before running to a restaurant and stabbing two more people, including a 56-year-old man who later died. The murder spree stopped after a good guy with a gun fatally shot the perp.

Actual headline: “Dad shoots, kills man who held gun to teen daughter’s head.”

Because you don’t mess with dads. And mom also fired a shot. Don’t mess with them either.

In Lexington, KY, William J. Redd, 40, was found with multiple serious gunshot wounds at approximately 7 a.m. Wednesday, less than 24-hours after violating a domestic violence order and was charged with that violation and with fourth degree assault stemming from an attack of his ex-girlfriend. Apparently the girlfriend is still alive and well.

In Hazle Township, PA this week, three people were injured when they were attacked by a wild “psycho” fox. While state police were hunting for the possibly rabid fox, a news crew spotted it first and warned two men in a pickup truck the animal was approaching them, and the men killed it. We don’t know if guns were involved, but it appears that we do have a couple of rednecks in PA.

Dept. of Idiocy

Paper gun lockdown.

The Only Ones

Eulalio Tordil, 62, a federal Protective Services officer (the part of the Dept. of Homeland Security that guards federal buildings), is in custody after last week’s two-day shooting spree in a string of suburban parking lots in Maryland that left three people dead and three wounded. Apparently the spree began with the man fatally shooting his estranged wife last Thursday at a school parking lot. A bystander who tried to intervene was wounded. Then on Friday, the spree continued at two different mall parking lots in what are suspected to be botched carjacking attempts. At the first, one man was killed and his friend was wounded while coming to the aid of a woman, who also was wounded. At the second, a woman was shot and killed in her car.

The wife had recently obtained a protective order against Tordil due to domestic abuse, which ordered him to turn in his guns. He voluntarily turned in the 7 that his wife had listed. The feds report that he had also turned in his badge and service gun, and “officials didn’t suspect” that he had other guns. Yet he recently purchased two other 40 caliber handguns from a gun dealer, which match ballistics at all three Maryland crime scenes. Under federal law it is illegal for someone with a domestic violence restraining/protective order to buy a gun.

28-year-old Travis Anthony Holland, a part-time jail guard, “accidentally” shot himself in the leg while reloading his “derringer revolver” (sic) as he waited to interview for a janitorial job at a Panama City, FL, elementary school. Police initially said the incident didn’t warrant criminal charges because law enforcement officers are exempt from a state law barring guns on school grounds, but the department is still investigating, along with the county sheriff’s office, which apparently runs the jail at which the man works. No word yet on whether he got the janitor job or kept the guard job, or neither.

From mercurynews.com: “[Former LAPD Officer Enrique] Chavez was off-duty and his son, Collin, was in the back of the family truck in 2006 when the 3-year-old grabbed his father’s gun and fired. “Chavez was shot and paralyzed from the waist down. Chavez and his wife sued, arguing the gun lacked a grip safety and was too easy to fire. Glock noted that Chavez acknowledged leaving the gun near his child, who wasn’t in a car seat.”

Glock has settled the suit for an unknown amount.

Facts, as reported:

  1. “Sane” adult cop bought or was issued Glock pistol (a wildly popular police issue gun), and presumably received an owner’s manual and/or department instruction on its correct operation
  2. Cop failed to secure his own toddler in a child safety seat
  3. Cop negligently left HIS own loaded gun in HIS truck with HIS loose 3-year-old
  4. 3-year-old did what everyone knows 3-year-olds are liable to do
  5. Gun functioned perfectly, with no defects
  6. Cop blames gun maker for making functional gun, while perpetrator says it’s not his fault

Now, if Glock had made the gun hard to operate like Chavez apparently wanted, and Chavez had gotten injured in a cop shootout because he had trouble making the gun work, who do you suppose he would have blamed?

And DGUs by citizens to save cops



California: Concealed Carry = Open Carry

And, they say you hunt with a knife, but not a gun.


Study — Gun Prevalence and Crime Rates: Is There a Relationship?

by Clayton E. Cramer
College of Western Idaho
May 6, 2016


Does gun ownership increase crime rates? Analyzing national gun firearm purchase data and crime rates provides strong evidence that the number of guns in America does not increase crime rates; indeed, the evidence suggests the opposite.

More about Jonathan Mossberg, purveyor of a “Smart Gun” from iGun Technology Corporation

As we’ve previously discussed, it’s basically an electronic version of the old MagnaTrigger. But the point here is that Jonathan Mossberg is apparently still connected to the O.F. Mossberg & Sons company.

Military Special Forces Glocks

We have a report that for several months now, US Special Operations Command units (Naval Special Warfare Command, MARSOC and AFSOC) have been getting Glock 19s. Some Army Special Forces have been using the Glock 22 and are now getting the Glock 19.

“Cop Leg” assistance device

As if folks need more help shooting themselves.


GIF of the Krieghoff Semprio “reverse pump” rifle in action.

Krieghoff Semprio "reverse pump" rifle
(Source: TFB)

If you get your Jeep “loaded,” is this what they mean?

loaded Jeep

The new Kimber Hunter rifle is American made and features a lightweight polymer stock, match-grade adjustable trigger, 3-round removable box magazine, Sub-MOA accuracy standard, Mauser-claw style controlled round feeding, a 3-position wing safety and weather resistant stainless steel action. 6.5 lbs. with a 22″ barrel. Available in five short action calibers and starting at $885.

Lehigh Defense 32 ACP 50gr Xtreme Cavitator Ammunition. Check out the FBI protocol performance.

Quote of the Week

“Trying to kill all the coyotes (or pigs — JP) on your property is like trying to dip a hole in the ocean.” — Tom Gresham

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