July 5, 2019 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman
Extensive NRA update from Ammoland. Language warning. Authored by an anonymous “MJP” on Facebook over the weekend.
Jason Ouimet, the NRA-ILA’s Director of Federal Affairs, has been named the interim head of NRA-ILA to succeed Chris Cox.
NRA Board Member Punished for Criticizing King Wayne.
The NRA meltdown has made the Trump Administration and GOP nervous.
“No organization has been more important to conservative voter education and engagement than the NRA,” said Gregg Keller, a former American Conservative Union executive director.
Petition to straighten out Pres. Trump
A new lawsuit filed by parents of a woman who was murdered in the 2017 Las Vegas massacre against the manufacturers and dealers of guns used in the killings, argues that AR-15-style rifles are illegal because they are compatible with bump stocks. The plaintiffs argue that bump stocks like the ones used in that attack convert semi-automatic rifles into illegal machine guns – an extralegal position that has been erroneously endorsed by the Trump administration. Therefore, they argue, AR-15s are themselves illegal, since the federal definition of machine guns includes firearms that “can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.” (That definition does not encompass bump stock equipped semiautomatic firearms.) Claiming that the guns are illegal is probably aimed at an exception in the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act for “an action in which a manufacturer or seller of a qualified product knowingly violated a State or Federal statute applicable to the sale or marketing of the product.”
Meanwhile, a Delaware judge has ruled that Cabela’s is not responsible for the death of a woman killed with a firearm that the retail giant had sold legally, including an FBI background check clearance. The gun was later traded to the woman’s killer. The suit was brought by the Brady Bunch on behalf of the victim’s family.
Democratic presidential debate details. Reports indicate that none of these aspiring US presidents has ever held a real job or ever actually produced anything of value. All are wealthy career socialist politicians.
More about anti-gun Ford Motor Co.
Pop-tart Madonna has released a new disturbing music video called “God Control” recreates a scene right out of the Pulse nightclub massacre, including a lot of simulated death, and calls for a lot of unconstitutional gun control. She also “performed” in front of a crowd of thousands at the WorldPride NYC 2019 concert in New York City and closed her set with calls for more gun control.
- That nightclub was a gun free zone.
- Madonna has ARMED security guards, at least one of whom has shot someone who trespassed into her yard.
CBS “News'” “60 Minutes” program, which has been anti-gun for at least several generations, aired another fraudulent hit piece on guns last week. I didn’t watch. I pretty much only watch cartoons on Saturday morning.
CNN, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The Austin American-Statesman, all reportedly publicized a false account of the 2018 massacre in Texas at the Houston-area Santa Fe High School.
The Whataburger restaurant chain has reportedly been sold to an Illinois firm and is posting anti-gun signs at its restaurants.
Oreo cookies now has a special LGBT edition of its cookies, urging pride in making people use one’s “preferred pronouns,” issued in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).*
*The NCTE affects millions of teachers nationwide and helped write the controversial, left-leaning Common Core curriculum. The NCTE is against allowing trained teachers to legally defend themselves and your children from active shooters.
Another one of Chicago’s anti-gun Catholic Father Pfleger’s assistants charged with a gun crime. Murder this time.
A Texas newspaper, The Liberty County Vindicator, had been publishing the entire Declaration of Independence a few paragraphs at a time as a way to encourage historical literacy. They also posted these to their Facebook page, where Facebook’s algorithm for “hate speech” eventually flagged it for a violation of the policy. I hate Facebook. Put that in your algorithm, you leftist donkey droppings.
Twitter has locked Dr. John Lott’s account for an unspecified “rules violation,” for a tweet which factually stated,
“New Zealand killer’s manifesto says that he did attack to get more gun control/gun bans in New Zealand and the US, Killer was a socialist, environmentalist show hated capitalists and trade https://t.co/8q7Kv4S5vd#NewZealandTerroristAttack“
Remember that — Twitter literally bans the truth.
Dept. of Idiocy
Paul A. Ransom, a resident of Valdosta, GA, penned an opinion piece in the local paper in favor of gun control and said that we have the “right to own guns, but we do not have the right to own bombs, which is what bullets are. The explosive in a bullet is the same as the explosive in a bomb. Just a smaller amount. Bombs are under tight control. Bombs can be purchased, but not without the proper credentials. We as American citizens have the right to bare (sic) arms, but nothing in the Constitution gives us the right to have a bomb or bullets.”
Gun-banning US Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) says that people who are “making fun of members of Congress” online “should be prosecuted.” Well, if you don’t want to be ridiculed, stop being ridiculous. Or build more prisons.
An armed 19-year-old “man” walked up to the a fireworks stand in Texas and started demanding money. When an employee brought out the cash, the would-be robber put his gun down on the counter so he could pick up the money. That’s when another employee grabbed the gun and shot the crook in the face. I suggest brain damage was unlikely.
The Only Ones
Doral, FL, Uniform Patrol Sgt. Eric Fernandez was conducting a firearms exercise at the Miami-Dade Public Training Institute training facility when he was accidentally shot in the upper torso Wednesday morning during an exercise that was not supposed to include live ammunition. Details on the “accident” and identity of the shooter were not disclosed.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has fired veteran Officer Cordell Hendrex, who froze in the hallway of a Las Vegas Strip hotel during a 2017 mass shooting as a gunman on the floor above opened fire on a country music festival.
The St. Louis County Police Department’s SWAT team conducted a violent home invasion via a no-knock warrant for an unpaid gas bill. Really. Execution is not too harsh a penalty for the jackbooted thugs complicit in such atrocities.
The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation voted 13-0 last week not to renew the Broward Sheriff’s Office’s (BSO) law enforcement accreditation, criticizing the agency’s handling of last year’s Parkland school massacre and a 2017 shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The accreditation is optional and means an agency meets more than 250 professional standards. The BSO has 5,400 employees and its former sheriff, Scott Israel, was suspended by the governor earlier this year over the Parkland debacle, but is running for re-election to his old job.
Walmart is ceasing firearm sales in the state of New Mexico because of the state’s new universal background check law. Walmart is reportedly afraid of having to do checks for folks walking in with guns to have checks done for private sales. Of course, many folks would never set foot in a Walmart unarmed in the first place…
More about the FBI’s elastomer-tipped ammo
We just reported the FBI’s replacement of the 147 gr. Speer 9mm G2 load with Hornady’s 135 gr. Critical Duty load. Now we have unconfirmed word that it was because at high ambient temperatures (100+ deg. F) Speer’s elastomer softens nearly to the point of liquefaction. Our source has not seen nor heard similar reports about the elastomer that Hornady uses.
1911 School — Feeding. 3 short parts.
Everything Grant says here is spot-on. I (an Eagle Scout) am continually astounded at supposedly mature, responsible adults who don’t do this.
A 1987 study by the US Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics revealed that among US citizens who were 12 years old at that time, 83% would be the victim or intended victim of a violent crime in their lifetime. In 2017, the BJS found that you have a 1 in 49 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in any given year. Remember that the next time an ignorant person opines that it’s somehow paranoid to be prepared for such exigencies.
Mexico reached a record number of murders in the first six months of the year, with an average 94 killings each day, according to the Mexico News Daily, which cited figures from the Secretariat of Security and Citizens Protection. June had the most murders of any month on record, with more than 3,000 people killed.
Infrared laser heartbeat recognition
Study: NINE TIMES as many students killed in “active shooter” events at schools after schools became gun free zones, compared to before the Gun-Free School Zones Act
Back in the days before school shootings
Customers who purchase select Springfield Armory XD® or 1911 pistols will receive 5 magazines, a holster, double mag pouch, range bag and a hard case packaged with the firearm. This additional gear, valued up to $230, is offered as part of the company’s Instant Gear Up program, which will run for a limited time only while supplies last.
I’ve seen several name brand electronically amplified shooting earmuffs on sale recently at very discounted prices — in the neighborhood of 50% and one as low as $15! Getcha some. And they make great gifts.
Israel’s ReCover Tactical now has its Browning/FN Hi-Power grip and rail system available for order in the US. $50.
Taurus has released some of its Judge pistol/shotguns with engraving. Well, it ain’t a silk purse.
Sig Sauer’s ew P320 XFive Legion pistol has a “TXG Tungsten Infused Heavy XGrip Module,” which amounts to a heavier polymer frame for a heavier, better balanced gun, with “the weight of steel and the flex of polymer, reducing muzzle flip by up to 50%.” The 5″-barreled 9mm weighs in at 43.5 oz.
Cold Steel has a walking cane and a cane sword with a 1911 pistol grip. You can customize with your own 1911 pistol grip scales, or I suppose even a laser grip.
Interesting target system