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Crime, Enemies, Election, DGU, Army, Indian Country

2A News: June 3, 2016 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman

gun control worked great for usLet’s get guns off the streets. Or not. What happens to crime when the NRA is in town.


We have a rumor that Hillary and Bill Clinton will be the targets of racketeering charges soon to be brought by the FBI, with formal charges supposedly to be be brought against The Clinton Foundation. Charges that are included in a recommendation from the FBI to AG Loretta Lynch include the allegation that “The Clinton Foundation is an ongoing criminal enterprise engaged in money laundering and soliciting bribes in exchange for political, policy and legislative favors to individuals, corporations and even governments both foreign and domestic.” This would be a violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) whose intent is to prevent organized crime.

I’m not holding my breath.

Meanwhile, Bryan Pagliano, the former US State Department staffer who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private email server, will invoke his Fifth Amendment rights at a June 6 deposition in D.C. District Court, his lawyers say. Gee, I wonder why?

Not only is Katie Couric facing a firestorm for her fraudulent TV report, “Under the Gun,” now we learn that the film’s director, Stephanie Soechtig, has admitted sending a producer of the film, who resides in Colorado, to Arizona to purchase firearms, including three pistols, privately. Ms Soechtig apparently erroneously thought these felonious handgun purchases were legal. No word on any criminal charges in this case. Don’t hold your breath on that one either.

More media fraud

The US Dept. of Veterans Affairs


OK, so Hillary has been beating her gun-ban drum for the entire election thus far. But Democrats already knew that was a losing proposition. So why? Because she needs to be “more liberal” than Bernie. Once the primaries are over, she will “move” to the center, to try to pick up average votes in the general election. But we already know what she is.

The Everytown gun ban group has endorsed Hillary. Duh.

And Slick Willie is calling Donald Trump supporters uneducated. But they’re not the ones physically attacking other candidates’ supporters at political rallies. They are the ones being attacked.

Vox (whatever that is) editor Emmett Rensin (whoever he is) even Tweeted advice to his followers to perpetrate violence against Trump and his supporters.

Meanwhile, the Liberal-tarian candidate shot himself in the foot (and he says he agrees with Socialist Bernie Sanders 73% of the time).

“The Second Amendment… does not guarantee the mythical individual right to bear arms.” — US Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), the next President pro tempore of the US Senate, should a Democrat win the White House

There is only one way to vote. The Democrat candidate will be the worst candidate. Any third party candidate cannot win, and will represent a vote against your second choice, who could otherwise win. Mr. Perfect isn’t running. You do the math.


A panel of the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit voted 2 to 1 last week to grant an administrative stay while it considers whether to halt, pending appeal, a May 17 order by US District Judge Richard J. Leon. In granting an injunction sought by the gun rights group Pink Pistols and District resident Matthew Grace, Judge Leon had ruled that the District’s “may issue” gun regulation is probably unconstitutional because it infringes on the Second Amendment’s protection of a “core right of self-defense,” by requiring that individuals show “good cause” to obtain a permit to carry a firearm in public. The current ruling means that the District will no longer be prohibited from enforcing its “good cause” requirement to exercise a Constitutional right, until further court action.

The New Hampshire Supreme Court decided the case Bach v. NH Department of Safety this week in favor of gun owners. New Hampshire requires people to get a concealed carry license to carry a gun, and the license is generally available to law-abiding adults, whether or not they live in New Hampshire. In 2013, the New Hampshire Department of Safety revised its procedures for getting concealed carry licenses, and those procedures required nonresident applicants to show their home-state concealed-carry licenses (which of course may be a problem for residents of states with prohibitive/onerous/discretionary license procedures. The New Hampshire Supreme Court held that these regulations violated the state statute; the state statute included no such requirement that would limit nonresident licenses, and the Department couldn’t add such a requirement.

Maybe Mississippi could learn something from this case. But I doubt it.

Ivory ban

The US Fish and Wildlife Service completed a rulemaking process under the Endangered Species Act this week to institute a near-total ban on the domestic commercial trade of African elephant ivory. Because prohibition works so well….

The Only Ones

  • Former Franklin County, NC, Sheriff’s deputy Richard Bryan Shearin, 51, was charged with two counts of felony possession of stolen property and felony possession of a stolen firearm following a three-month undercover investigation. The officials said that Shearin knowingly sold firearms to known felons, and the US Attorney’s Office will seek federal indictments against Shearin.
  • UN Peacekeepers have been raping children in the Central African Republic, according to an independent report “on the Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by International Peace Keeping Forces.”
  • Yusuf Abdi Ali, a Somali man accused of leading mass executions and torturing people during the country’s civil war in the 1980s, was deported from Canada due to his past but has been found living in Alexandria, VA and working as an unarmed security guard employed by Master Security at Dulles International Airport at Washington, D.C. The Washington Airport Authority says that the suspect cleared a full background check by the FBI and TSA. I feel safer now.

Meridian, MS gun shop burglarized 3 times in 3 weeks


Byram, MS house burglarized 3 times. Third strike.

In Byram one afternoon this week, 18-year-old Samuel Parker Reed, of Terry, apparently was visiting a 17-year-old male acquaintance in the acquaintance’s Byram home, where he lives with his parents (who were not home at the time). While the two were in the home, 18-year-old Cameron Jackson, of Byram, “intruded” (no forced entry) into the home with a handgun to burglarize/rob, and was fatally shot by the resident (reportedly one shot with an AK-47). Police said that the 17-year-old resident did not know Jackson.

Reed was charged the same day with capital murder in the death of Jackson. Police believe Reed and Jackson had conspired to rob the resident of personal belongings immediately prior to the incident. MS law provides for a capital murder charge against a criminal when anyone dies “by any means or in any manner” during the commission of certain crimes, such as burglary and robbery.

The resident has not been charged with any wrongdoing.

The local newsrag identified Jackson as the “victim.” Next up: Much wailing and gnashing of teeth by the late criminal’s “family” about what a good innocent “chile” he was and how it was so wrong to kill him over such a petty crime.

CT: Road Rage

Gun Free Zones

UCLA murder-suicide. 2 dead.
Gun-free zone? Check.
Lockdown? Check.
#1 Brady-rated state? Check.
“Huge” response by HUNDREDS of ARMED police? Check.

We also hear that students in the engineering building where the shootings took place discovered that their classroom doors opened outward and did not lock, so they used their engineering skills to improvise their own locking mechanisms using belts, chairs, and water bottles.

Or just run away.

Europe: Don’t go there.

Atlanta gun school heads-up

Canton Academy Tops First Mississippi Scholastic Shooting Sports State Championship

Army guns

The US Army’s Modular Handgun System is scheduled to move forward to narrow the current field of 12 proposed pistols to 3 in August of this year. Under review are reported to include the Beretta APX, Ceská zbrojovka CZ P-09, FN Herstal Five-Seven Mk 2, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GDOTS)/Smith & Wesson M&P, Glock 17 and 22; and Sig Sauer P320. Caliber has not been specified.

SOCOM chooses .300 Norma

According to Long Range Shooting Handbook, SOCOM has officially chosen the .300 Norma Magnum for their Advanced Sniper Rifle Cartridge. 220 gr .308 bullet at 3,000+ fps.

The .300 Norma Mag. (not to be confused with the 308 Norma Mag.) is derived from the .338 Norma Mag. case necked down to 30 caliber. The .338 Norma Mag., in turn, is a modified .416 Rigby case (the same parent of the .338 Lapua Mag.).

Factory Gun Storage in a 1972 Corvette

Who knew this was an OEM option?


“Walking Tall” marathon tomorrow on El Rey Network. Original versions included.

Industry news

  • S&W shipped over a million M&P Shield pistols between their mid-2012 introduction and December 2015.
  • We have a report that Wal-Mart is getting back into the black rifle business. But I would buy it at a gun shop instead.

Story correction/update

A couple of weeks ago we passed on a report about the New York Post article which said that the non-bulletproof Carhartt jacket worn by an armed Broadway stagehand suspect shot dead by the NYPD stopped four 9mm bullets from penetrating. As many suspected, we now learn that the bullets penetrated the man’s body, but failed to perforate the jacket when exiting the back side.

Women’s Warm Weather Concealed Carry


  • DoubleTap ammo will be producing some of its pistol ammo under the Colt label, and prices should be competitive with other major names; that is cheaper than typical DoubleTap prices.
  • The Kalashnikov Concern has the SK-16, a very modern-looking rifle that works like the SVD but with a gas trap, and is chambered for the .308 Winchester/7.62x51mm NATO round.
  • Colt’s Manufacturing Co., LLC, will be introducing new semi automatic reproductions of their previous military AR-15 and CAR-15 for the civilian market.
  • Sig Sauer has its new ECHO1 thermal reflex sight produced by its Electro-Optics division. It works very much like a conventional reflex sight, but features a “206×156 uncooled VOx microbolometer array.” If you know what that means, you can stop reading here, because you know more than I do. The ECHO1 offers both day and night operation and is equipped with a total of 8 different display modes, 5 different reticles (in 3 colors) and a 1x – 2x digital zoom, and the ability to design and upload additional reticles to the unit. $3,125

Quote of the Day — Jeff Cooper

Indian Country, 1994

Goblin shows up late at hamburger dispensary behaving obnoxiously. Management calls the cops. Cop shows up and challenges goblin, who begins shooting at him. Cop sustains several hits before returning fire and goes down with a broken femur. Goblin runs dry and, bleeding from three wounds, commences to reload. Two Navajos are trying to get their car started on the parking lot. Analyzing the situation, they move in on the goblin and pound him into the pavement, leaving him for dead. They then go back to the car and continue fiddling with it. All manner of cop cars show up, complete with flashing lights. County deputy attorney, who arrives with the cops, approaches the two Navajos and asks if they can use any help. The answer is, “Well, yes. You got a flashlight?” Cops furnish flashlight.

Moral: Always carry a flashlight in Indian country.

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