October 26, 2018 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman
Fast and Furious update
FBI = FIB — John Lott
CCW permit holders stopped 11.5% of active shooter incidents from 2000 to 2017.
I have received notice from Bank of America that they are sending me a new credit card (which I did not request) to replace my old Bass Pro Shops branded BOA card. BOA and BPS recently parted ways, presumably because BOA doesn’t do business with gun companies or dealers and BPS sells guns and all of its customers/cardholders are gun guys. I can’t wait for the card to arrive so I can send it back with a nasty letter telling them I don’t do business with evil bigoted institutions such as theirs.
Hunter Pollack’s sister, Meadow Pollack, was among those who died in the Parkland school shooting. He told The College Fix that while March For Our Lives organizers may have started out with good intentions, they “now seem more concerned about selling books and making careers out of this rather than finding solutions.” “I think they should be ashamed of themselves,” said Pollack, calling their book tour “a scam and fake.”
Meanwhile, “David Hogg [and his ilk — JP] needs to come to understand that just because some people he went to school with were shot, he’s not an expert on anything relating to guns, gun control, the Second Amendment, or anything else. Tragic as Parkland was, it didn’t mystically convey wisdom to either him or any of his cohorts…” — Tom Knighton
Who wants to take away your guns?
The Student Gun Violence Summit (consisting of about 100 children), sponsored by Gabby Giffords’ gun ban group, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, among others, has proposed an alternate “Bill of Rights” (sic) with 14 points; No. 10 reading: “Require all gun dealers, sellers and owners to report stolen guns; prohibit the sale under the National Firearms Act (NFA) of semi-automatic military style (sic) weapons that fire velocity (sic) rounds, bump stocks and other accessories that alter the original firing capacity of a firearm.”
A budding gun ban group, the “Gun Safety Alliance,” includes support from AT&T, Budweiser, Clear Channel Outdoor, HULU, YouTube, VMLY&R (a major ad agency), SMG (owner of multiple arenas and venues), EKO, Young & Republican, Picture Motion (a PR agency), and others.
Facebook is evil and incompetent. Get off it. Your life isn’t in there.
Among the “celebrities” encouraging folks to vote specifically for anti-gun candidates in the upcoming mid-terms are are Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kevin Bacon, Michael J. Fox, Tracy Pollan, Julianne Moore, Lily Aldridge, Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon and Padma Lakshmi.
Wrangler jeans got a wardrobe credit in a Bloomberg anti-gun video. The jury is still out on whether Wrangler actually intended to support gun control.
Terrorists have repeatedly used food stamp fraud to finance attacks in the US and abroad, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Institute.
The Only Ones
Judge acquitted of gun charge. Wanna take bets on how we regular people will be treated?
“The use of a Taser can be considered deadly force,” testified Michigan State Police First Lt. Barry Schrader, a “Taser expert,” during a trial this week. Then why does your department issue Tasers AND pistols?
Williamsburg, VA Police Lieutenant Richard Frederick Drab Jr, 50, has been charged with shooting within an occupied dwelling, domestic assault, brandishing a firearm and reckless handling of a firearm, after an alleged domestic incident where he shot his AR-15 rifle once inside a residence and barricaded himself inside the home in James City County (that is the correct name).
Dept. of Idiocy
PSA (sic) encourages kids to steal parents’ guns, smuggle them to school, and give them to teachers.
We hear from John Farnam that the Pentagon has officially announced that US armed forces will be moving away from the 5.56×45mm cartridge in favor of the 6.8 SPC. We’ll see.
Dept. of Logic
“If gun companies should pay when criminals use guns, then should gun companies be paid when defenders use their gun to save lives?” — Rob Morse
A.G. Russell, III, namesake of A.G. Russell Knives, died October 12 during “routine” angiogram surgery. He was 85.
Rossi is issuing a voluntary safety warning on .38 Special and .357 Magnum revolver models R351, R352, 461, R462, R851, R971, and R972 with serial numbers beginning with the letter Y, Z, or A through K, made between the years 2005 and 2017 that may have a condition that could cause, under certain circumstances, the revolver to fire if dropped.
Notable products from Hornady for 2019 include Critical Defense loads in .25 ACP (35 GR FTX®) and .32 ACP (60 GR FTX®), and a LEVERevolution load in .348 Win. (200 GR FTX®).
An AR pistol that folds to 9″ long. Really.
Buck Knives has introduced “slim profile” additions to the 110 Folding Hunter and 112 Ranger lines, in two quality levels each, all available with various handle colors. The Slim Pro (~$100) features a premium S30V steel with Micarta® and G10 handle options, while the Slim Select (~$40) features Buck’s standard 420HC steel and lightweight nylon handles.
“It’s often been said ‘violence never solved anything.’ The simple truth is that when you are slammed up against the wall and the knife is at your throat, when a circle of teenagers is kicking you as you curl into a ball on the sidewalk, or when the man walks into your office building or school with a pair of guns and starts shooting, only violence or the reasonable threat of violence is going to save your life. In the extreme moment, only force can stop force.
‘Violence never solved anything.’ This platitude is so patently and obviously false that it takes some pretty special mental gymnastics to say it, much less believe it. The fact is that some things, especially dangerous things happening very fast, can ONLY be solved by violence.” – Rory Miller, martial artist, instructor, and author, Violence: A Writer’s Guide