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2A News: September 2, 2016 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman


The Libertarian candidate for vice president this time, who will not be named here, appears to be both an idiot and anti-gun. But I repeat myself.

“Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it [terrorism] quite as much. People wouldn’t know what’s going on.” — then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

“According to recent statistics, the ATF found that about one in three gun dealers were not compliant with federal gun laws. Yet, less than 1 percent of these stores had their licenses revoked. We need federal action on guns, and shutting down the major suppliers of illegal guns will be one of my priorities as president.” — Hillary Clinton

(By far, the majority of FFL “noncompliance” issues are “incorrectly” — according to ATF — filling out the Form 4473, typically consisting of a typo, a “Y” instead of “Yes,” etc.)

Angela Corey, the bogus grand-standing Florida prosecutor who prosecuted George Zimmerman despite a total lack of evidence, has lost her reelection bid by a margin of 26% to 64%. I bet a blind pig could get 26%. But I repeat myself.

The Mississippi Republican Party has endorsed three candidates running in this year’s statewide judicial elections. Mississippi judges and judicial races are non-partisan. The endorsees are:

Kenny Griffis, District 1, Place 3
Dawn Beam, District 2, Place 2

Jack Wilson, District 3, Place 1


A three-judge panel of the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled unanimously this week that a federal ban on the sale of firearms to holders of a state medical marijuana card does not violate the Second Amendment. Marijuana remains a controlled substance under federal law. The court also said that the card holder “could acquire firearms and exercise her right to self-defense at any time by surrendering her registry card, thereby demonstrating to a firearms dealer that there is no reasonable cause to believe she is an unlawful drug user.”

John Farnam has a good read on this. He’s apparently smarter than a lot of judges and lawyers.

Active killers, DGUs

Aptly named Liberty University gets it.

Virginia Tech graduate and massacre survivor Nicholas Roland is now a Ph.D. candidate in US history at the University of Texas. He said the “worst situation is to have no defense back” against an active killer. Addressing the April 16, 2007 Virginia Tech attack — where 32 innocents were shot and killed in a gun-free zone — Roland said, “The police were not fast enough and 32 people died.”

“If an [school resource] officer has access to weapons and other items, for example a first aid kit or a go bag, that initial contact is going to happen much quicker. Even if an officer is able to exit the school and get to his vehicle and return, those two minutes could result in a significant amount of shooting by the person or persons.” — Los Alamos, NM, Police Chief Dino Sgambellone

Police in Paoli, Oklahoma arrested a 34-year-old mother for assault and battery with a deadly weapon after she reportedly shot a 31-year-old man she discovered in her 16-year-old’s bedroom (some reports say actually in bed with the girl). Apparently the man and mother were acquainted, and the man had been “visiting” the daughter several times a week for a long time. Now I ask you, if you found a middle-aged man in bed with your minor daughter in your house, what would you do? And if you were on the jury, what would you do? I bet I know.


“One of the most dangerous places often visited by normal, everyday people is the Wal-Mart parking lot.” — Tom Givens

ATF attempts change to gunpowder reg

In a June 2016 newsletter, the ATF suddenly gave notice of its significant reclassification of wetted nitrocellulose (also known as flash paper, flash cotton, guncotton, and flash string) containing greater than 12.6% nitrogen as a high explosive under the federal explosives laws. Prior to that date, ATF private letter rulings stated that nitrocellulose wetted with water not less than 25% by mass is not subject to regulation under the federal explosives laws, and the industry is set up to comply with the earlier standard.

This probably ain’t good. The change would radically impact the ammunition industry, making possession, transportation and storage virtually impossible in the current supply chain, and therefore stunting or stopping ammunition manufacturing generally.

After an outcry by folks in the industry, ATF issued an addendum to the June newsletter delaying the change, stating that the input “has brought to our attention issues that were not fully addressed in the Newsletter and require further consultation and consideration with the industry. Accordingly, ATF has and will conduct further industry outreach concerning wetted Nitrocellulose. In the interim, previously authorized industry practices concerning wetted Nitrocellulose will not be affected.”

Stay tuned.


Gun banning space cadet Mark Kelly says that background checks for gun purchases “absolutely work.” (The guy who shot former US Rep. Gabby Giffords (Kelly’s wife) and ignited their silly gun control crusade PASSED a background check before buying his guns.) As best I can figure, Kelly thinks it’s OK to go around shooting people, as long as the perp first passed a background check. But it’s not OK to legally and peacefully own or carry a gun and never hurt anyone, if you didn’t first pass his background check and receive government permission to exercise your rights.

On Tuesday, President Obama commuted the prison sentences of another 111 federal convicts, including 16 convicted of firearms violations. The commutations bring to 325 the number of convicts granted clemency in August alone by Mr. Obama. The White House said it was the most commutations by a president in one month in history, and in fact is more than any president granted in a whole year for nearly a century. Mr. Obama plans to keep commuting sentences through the end of his presidency in January (and especially before the November election, apparently). To date, Mr. Obama has granted 673 commutations, which is more than the previous 10 presidents combined.

We have a report that University of Missouri head football coach Barry Odom enforces a total ban on gun ownership against all of his team’s student-athletes, including on their own time, off-campus, in their own homes. We are unaware of any authority for any coach to implement any such rules. Note that the University of Missouri runs 4H shooting programs and law enforcement firearms training programs. Mizzou should fire Odom, TODAY.

It seems the Swiss don’t like the EU telling them to give up their guns.

The Only Ones

Clayton County, GA, Sheriff Victor Hill pleaded no contest to a reckless-conduct charge Tuesday in the case we previously reported where he negligently shot and injured a female real estate agent while they were practicing police tactics inside an empty model home in Gwinnett County. Hill entered the plea under the state’s first-offender statute and was ordered to serve 12 months on probation and pay a $1,000 fine.

Cherry Valley, Arkansas, Police Officer Larry Jones shot himself in the foot with his Glock 19C pistol back in June 2013, while he was trying to attach a tactical light. He is now suing Glock for making unreasonably dangerous pistols and not providing enough warnings.

I’ve never heard of a Glock that could be cocked, and therefore could discharge by itself IF something broke or failed. Glocks use a partially cocked striker system. Something (like this nimrod’s finger) MUST pull the trigger to complete the cocking and release the striker.

So here’s your warning: If you pull the trigger on a loaded gun, it is likely to go bang. Oh, and don’t point it at yourself.

A Fulton County, GA grand jury indicted former Atlanta police officer James Burns with felony murder, aggravated assault, making a false statement and two counts of violation of oath of office in the June 22 shooting death of an unarmed man who was driving a car. There are apparently racial allegations in the case. The driver was black and Burns is white.

Botched Orlando Police response

The Real Ones — Sheriff Chad Day: The Second Amendment Protects You From Me

Deaf victim not a victim?

You may have heard about the fatal shooting of a deaf motorist by a North Carolina State Trooper. It has been widely reported that the deceased was unaware of the police’s pursuit and simply afraid, and that the officer shot him for trying to use sign language to communicate. Apparently not.

What to say after an incident

NRA’s Refuse To Be A Victim seminars scheduled in Hattiesburg and McComb, MS

Recommendedlearn more.


Chicago’s August numbers are in: 472 people were shot, 90 fatally, in the leftists’ gun control utopia. That brings the year-to-date totals to 2,829 and 468, respectively. Obviously they need more background checks — for their leaders.

Roll Tide

We have a report that the number of NICS checks more than doubled in Alabama from 2010 to 2015, from 308,607 to 737,509 (an increase of 139%).


A New Carlisle, Ohio man was under nitrous oxide at his dentist’s office when he thought he heard his phone ring, went to grab it, but accidentally grabbed his pistol and fired the weapon, sending a bullet through his hand and grazing his stomach.

Folks, I am a big fan of concealed carry, but if you’re going to be under the influence of something, don’t do it there. When you go to any doctor for any procedure which involves disrobing, sedation, or the like, you are not in control of your weapon. Leave it in a secure place, or with a trusted, responsible adult.

Mississippi has a new rule on transporting cervids from other states.

I wonder if this rule runs afoul of the US Constitution’s interstate commerce clause?

New shooting range coming to north Mississippi

The 300-acre McIvor Creek Shooting Facility at the Charles Ray Nix Wildlife Management Area near Sardis will have a 15-station sporting clay range, two skeet ranges with a trap range overlaid in each, a 5-stand range, a pistol range, 100-yard and 300-yard rifle ranges, and a 3-D archery range.

The range is a result of a partnership between the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, Winchester Ammunition (major donor) and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks.

Officials said the project is expected to be complete within two years.

Forest, MS gun range open to public

Beginning in September, Precision Shooting Center in Forest, MS will be open to walk-ons and anyone with an Annual Membership. Walk-ons will be welcome on the days that are listed on the center’s calendar. Cost is $15 per day with no time limit and no limit on the number or types of guns. An Individual Annual Membership will be $150. A Family Annual Membership will be $200 for a maximum of 4 members. The days for members to shoot will be the same as the Walk-on days listed on the calendar. Tell Clyde I sent you.


  • Blue Bell’s new Camo ‘n Cream ice cream consists of pistachio almond, milk chocolate and cream cheese ice creams swirled together in a camouflage design.
  • Diamondback Firearms has the new DB9, a micro-compact 9mm pistol made entirely in the USA. 5.6″ long, 11 oz. 6+1, 9mm. $431.
  • Freedom Ordnance belt-fed 9mm AR upper. $1300. If you have a giggle switch, you need this…
  • O.F. Mossberg and Sons, Inc. has two new sub-compact “Compact Cruiser” NFA shotguns, based on its 12-gauge 590A1 and 500 pump-actions. These are ATF classified as AOWs (Any Other Weapon) and require a $5 tax stamp for transfer, as well as the required NFA transfer paperwork. The 590A1 CC AOW (51664) has a 10.25″ heavy-walled, cylinder bore barrel with front bead sight; convenient cleanout mag tube with 3+1 capacity; metal trigger guard; metal safety button; and anodized aluminum receiver with Parkerized steel finishes. The 500 CC AOW (51697) has a 7.5″ cylinder bore barrel with front bead sight; 2+1 capacity; anodized receiver; and Parkerized finish on barrel and mag tube. $910 – $980.

Quotes of the Week

“The gatekeepers had been assigned to their positions of trust by David and Samuel the seer. They and their descendants were in charge of guarding the gates of the house of the Lord — the house called the tent of meeting. The gatekeepers were on the four sides: east, west, north and south.” – 1 Chronicles 9:22b-24 (NIV)

“The history of liberty is the history of the limitations placed on the government.” — Woodrow Wilson

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