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May 26, 2017 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman

Memorial Day

Monday we observe Memorial Day. Remember what it means.


The Tenth US Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a misdemeanor conviction of domestic violence under a city ordinance doesn’t disqualify one from owning guns under the federal law that prohibits someone from owning a gun if they’ve been convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence “under federal, state or tribal law.” Apparently the court correctly distinguished between a municipal ordinance and a state law. Not that the federal law itself is constitutional.


Meanwhile, Trump administration lawyers are urging the Supreme Court to reject a 2nd Amendment claim that would restore the right to own a gun for two Pennsylvania men who were convicted more than 20 years ago of nonviolent crimes.

Remington has been ordered to pay $500,000 in a personal injury lawsuit involving an allegedly defective rifle trigger.

A woman who dropped her purse containing a gun causing it to go off and injure another woman at a University of MS Medical Center clinic, has been charged with “felony carry of a concealed weapon in a non public sensitive area,” according to several reports, in spite of the report that she had an enhanced CCW permit. Another report indicated that federal charges were filed, which we doubt. Another report indicates that she was also charged with possession of a stolen firearm. Ignoring the “stolen firearm” charge for the moment, we note that if that had been a “standard” permit, then she would have been in violation, due to the signs and possibly due to it being a university facility, but if it really is an “enhanced” permit, the law says she was legal, no matter what the university says or posts (see linked opinion below). Further, we are aware of no MS statute creating the “felony carry of a concealed weapon in a non public sensitive area,” violation and suggest the university is making that up. There may be a bit more to this story. MS attorneys, please weigh in and educate us.



The New American reports that a British police web site sponsored by the British government’s Police National Legal Database includes the following: “Q589: Are there any legal self defence products that I can buy? The police answer: The only fully legal self defence product… is a rape alarm.”

Here in Mississippi, you can use a machine gun for that. No need for alarm.

Your pick.

Some Perspective on Orlando, by Barrett Tillman

Formerly liberal MS woman learns the hard way

“I was always anti-gun. … I wasn’t really scared of them, I just decided I wanted to be anti-gun, and what a difference 24 hours makes.” — Lori Shelton

Did you ever notice how many pro-gun folks turn into anti-gunners after a violent or threatening encounter? Me neither.

Jeff Gonzales: The Folly of the “Press Check

Advice from Farnam

Cylinder chokes for defensive shotguns?

Brady Bunch to visit FFL dealers

Secret Service Failure?

The Only Ones

Diane Sinclair, a Stone Mountain, GA, police officer, was arrested on charges of reckless conduct after she cut off another driver in traffic while her son, Terrence Sinclair, threatened the other driver with a gun. They then followed the victim to his destination and the son threatened him with the gun there too. Terrence Sinclair was also arrested on numerous charges, including aggravated assault, pointing a pistol at another and possession of a pistol by a minor.

Off-duty 5-year Manhattan city correction officer Mario Carrillo, 56, pulled out his gun in a Hell’s Kitchen restaurant to impress two women — then accidentally shot himself in the finger and one of his companions in her right foot. He was charged with assault and reckless endangerment. More than 40 of his co-workers packed the courtroom for his arraignment Wednesday night, applauding when a judge ordered him released without bail. The Department of Corrections suspended Carrillo, who made $93,757 last year, according to city records.

We have a report that police officers responding to the San Bernardino terrorist massacre in December of 2015 had a shooting hit rate of just 10%. Yet they are the “only ones.”

Handloading — about reading pressure

SAS Sniper records 1.5 mile shot

SAS sniper ‘killed ISIS terrorist from almost 1.5 MILES AWAY’ using the world’s most powerful rifle with bullet taking three seconds to strike target.

CCI’s famous .22 Stinger ammo is now 40 years old.

New Record

Raniero Testa, a Winchester team shooter, used a Winchester Super X4 shotgun to set a new record of individually breaking a group of 13 self-thrown clay targets in 1.6 seconds.

Barnes .300 Wby. ammo recall


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