Based on social media threats, the FBI and the US Army have issued a warning of possible mass shootings at theaters showing the upcoming new Batman-themed movie “Joker.” Army Criminal Investigation Division officials said it received “credible” intelligence from law enforcement in Texas about “disturbing and very specific chatter” on the dark Web regarding “the targeting of an unknown movie theater during the release.”
Warner Brothers, producers of the movie, blamed “gun violence.”
Marked “For official use only,” the Sept. 18 Army e-mail advised service members planning to watch the movie in theaters to “identify two escape routes” and to “run, hide, fight” in the event of a shooting.
So, the US Army is advising soldiers to run away and hide. God help us. If I was the general, my orders would be significantly different.
Last weekend’s record-breaking 34th annual SAF Gun Rights Policy Conference in Phoenix, AZ was recorded and can be watched, I presume on their official Facebook page.
Pres. Trump continues work on the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals. That’s why he was elected.
Mr. Trump also announced four other nominees for California District Court posts last week. Trump’s 150th federal judge was confirmed this month.
Some of Mr. Trump’s nominations are meeting opposition from Republicans.
Not coincidentally, House Democrats announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump this week. Well, you know the old proverb about living in glass houses…
Trump’s ATF nominee sidelined?
In a recent court filing, the BATF reportedly stated that it does not possess the authority to legislate the banning of bump stocks. However, it says what it did was “interperative,” (sic) not “legislative.” Still a felony to possess.
So, how many of the “banned” bump stocks were surrendered to ATF? 582, nationwide (through April). That is about 0.1% of the devices believed to be in existence. We note that it took ATF 6 months to respond to the FOIA request.
US Supreme Court has scheduled a gun control case for the first time in nearly 10 years.
The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) has reached a settlement with the Housing Authority of the City of Menomonie after it challenged on Second Amendment grounds the agency’s lease provision banning its residents from keeping firearms in their homes. WILL Deputy Counsel Tom Kamenick wrote, “We are aware of no ban on firearm ownership by residents of public housing that has survived a legal challenge. The Authority’s ban plainly violates the constitutional rights of [our plaintiff and all] residents of the Authority’s housing.”
FPC argues that magazines are intrinsic parts of all semi-automatic firearms. I would argue they are intrinsic parts of all magazine-fed repeaters. Ninth Circuit case Duncan v. Becerra.
“We’ve been assured by Democrats, and their media lackeys, that it is absolutely impossible to find and deport eleven million illegal aliens, and that any discussion of the subject is absurd.
Yet, from these same mouths we’re asked to believe that finding, and forcibly confiscating, sixteen million ‘assault weapons’ can be easily done!”
We’re assured by Democrat presidential aspirants that the vast majority of American gun-owners favor government confiscation of our legally-owned “assault weapons,” as part of our national journey to socialist paradise.
“Upwards of eighty percent,” we’re told!
If American gun-owners just can’t wait to turn-in their guns, why aren’t they?
Why haven’t they?
What are they waiting for?
In fact, far from turning them in, Americans are currently buying ARs and AKs, and normal-capacity magazines, as fast as they can be produced!
Red Flag Laws
Did you know?
Most so-called “red flag” laws violate the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Fourteenth Amendments, no matter what certain illiterate “courts” say.
The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Fast and Furious. No word on how many more deaths have occurred. To my knowledge, no complicit government agents, employees or officials have been arrested, let alone tried for their crimes.
More from Gabe Suarez on defensive shotguns.
- Our Thoughts on Shotgun Magazines, Capacity, and Reloading
- Stuff for Your New TAC-13 Weapon
- Proactive Loading of the Shotgun Under Duress
- Reactive Loading of the Shotgun Under Duress
AR tips. 2 minutes.
The Only Ones
Super cop. Really.
The Jackson, MS, Police Dept. has invented a new class of firearms: “Rifle-style weapons.”
Tarpon Springs, FL, Police Detective Steve Bergren made a mass shooting threat, and was then forced to resign from the department. Apparently no criminal charges were filed. No “red flag,” no arrest. But what if someone who wasn’t an “Only One” made such a threat? Would we be allowed to resign our job with no other consequences?
Former Broward County, FL, Sheriff Scott Israel reinstated.
An unidentified off-duty Alhambra, CA, police officer drew his gun while driving when an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy tried to pull him over, allegedly to discuss his erratic driving. The Alhambra officer then managed to shoot himself.
An unidentified Hernando County, FL, sheriff’s deputy “accidentally” discharged his weapon during the “un-holstering” process in a training exercise at the range this week and suffered a gunshot wound to the leg as a result. Fire Rescue, Forensics Specialists, Major Case Detectives and Internal Affairs all responded to the scene to see what happened and participate in the sanitizing of the story. The deputy, whose identity will not be released, has been employed by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office for nearly 15 years. Prior to becoming a deputy sheriff, he served in the USMC.
“Who’s most likely to shoot you? You! Why? Because you and your gun are always there.” — John Farnam
Dept. of Idiocy
“‘Ghost guns’ are guns manufactured at home without serial numbers, which makes it much harder for law enforcement to track bullets fired by those weapons.” — Bristow Marchant, a writer for “The State,” a Columbia, SC, “newspaper”
“You can’t get the semiautomatic ammunition here in California.” — California law professor-Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
(You can’t make this stuff up. — JP)
We have a report that Instagram is now blurring out images of people legally and safely shooting at gun ranges, saying the photos violate its “violence or dangerous organization guidelines.”
Giant Eagle, a supermarket chain with 216 stores primarily in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and Wendy’s are requesting that customers other than LEO’s not openly carry a gun in their stores.
NASCAR, which recently refused sponsors’ use of black rifles in advertising and programs, ran a race this week called the Whelen Series Musket 250. Go figure.
The Giffords gun ban group has issued a report claiming that “gun violence” nationwide costs the economy $229 billion a year in direct and indirect costs. Their numbers are suspect. But freedom is priceless. Therefore, the cost of crime and others’ irresponsibility is irrelevant to our civil rights. But feel free to send the criminals the bill.
A Chinese government panel recently invited gun control activists from the United States, along with diplomats and human rights activists for a hearing in Beijing on gun violence in the U.S. This is an example of what was meant by the term “enemies, foreign and domestic” in our military and congressional oaths of office.
Charlottesville, VA, Chief of Police RaShall Brackney said during a stacked-witness House hearing this week on gun bans that she was in favor of a ban on “any weapon that could be used to hunt individuals.”
Leftist media bias
You remember the shooting massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand (March 15, 2019, 51 dead, 49 injured). Maybe you remember the arson massacre in Kyoto, Japan (July 18, 2019, 35 dead, 33 injured). A study of US newspaper and wire service reports revealed that the Christchurch massacre received five (5) times as much coverage as did the Kyoto massacre. This is because, in the words of James Alan Fox, professor of criminology, law and public policy at Northeastern University, “we couldn’t demonize guns” in the Kyoto killings.
“Mass shootings account for less than 1 percent of all gun deaths annually, yet they dominate the debate on gun violence and distort the search for solutions.” — Thomas Abt, research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Remember our report that NRA’s outside counsel, William Brewer III, had made donations to Hillary, O’Rourke, and Obama? It turns out that, going back to 1998, all but three recipients of his 56 listed donations were to Democrats, many of whom are extreme gun banners.
DGUs and should-have-been DGUs
The Jackson, MS, Police Department reported this week that a man broke into a home and was shot multiple times. He ran from the scene and was caught a short distance away. Charges are pending against the burglar. I’m guessing the victim didn’t use enough gun.
Illinois child escapes coyote
As it happens, I missed a shot at a coyote here at my house this week. Don’t hang around outside (or inside) unarmed.
Only recently Maryland State Police arrested six (6) men and charged them in a violent home invasion in Cecil County back in April. Police said during the home invasion a pregnant woman was assaulted and needed an emergency cesarean section due to her injuries. During the armed home invasion a man was held hostage and a pregnant woman was violently assaulted. A seven-year-old child was also present during the crime.
School Emergency Plan Guide
The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center has a new guide (.pdf document) to support administrators, educators and planning teams at schools and school districts in developing high-quality school emergency operations plans (EOPs). It’s a bit cumbersome as one might expect in such a bureaucracy.
A Gallup poll claims that the highest rate of gun ownership in the country is among married men in the South. Probably true enough, but they also claim a margin of error of +/- 1 percentage point while at the same time saying that 64% of Southern married men own guns. 64%. I think that poll is in error by a lot more than 1%.
I have been a fan of Barbara Mandrell since she first appeared on the national country music scene and was opening shows for the Statler Brothers back in the 70’s. I knew that her father was a policeman, that her sister, Louise, put on a clay bird shoot for the Boy Scouts in which Barbara sometimes participated, and that Barbara designed her Nashville-area mansion with an indoor shooting range. But just last week I learned that her younger son, Nathan Dudney, attended Ole Miss and is now the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Dynamic Research Technologies, an ammunition company.
The Browning M2 “Ma Deuce” machine gun was born 101 years ago. All five US military service branches still use it. The only US military weapon in longer use is Browning’s 1911 pistol.
Report on benefit shoot for Lauderdale Co., MS, Sheriff’s daughter
Florida wants to hire 50 Python hunters. Minimum wage plus bounty.
Mossy Oak GO! now has Season One of the Outdoors with T.K. and Mike videos up on their website. You can watch free. You don’t have to set up an account, just scroll down and click.
Lew Horton Distributing Co. Inc, a 40+ year wholesale distributor of firearms based in Westborough Massachusetts has just announced that they will be winding down operations. Lew Horton plans on tentatively ceasing operations entirely by December 31st of this year.
More on Colt’s rifle production.
Springfield Armory’s new Hellcat micro 9mm pistol. Claimed to be “The world’s highest capacity micro-compact.” I’m not sure when 11 rounds became more capacity than 12 rounds. It must be that new math. DeSantis and CrossBreed have a bunch of holsters (including belt holsters for this pocket pistol), and Viridian has a trigger guard laser sight.
Hellcat: 11 round (flush) magazine, 4″ high, 6″ long, 1″ wide, 17.9 oz.
Kel-Tec P11: 12 round (flush) magazine, 4.3″ high, 5.6″ long, 1″ wide, 17.1 oz.
Glock 40-round magazines. $27.
Russian ammunition manufacturing company Techcrim has introduced a saboted buckshot load for the 9.6x53mm Lancaster cartridge for oval bore (a.k.a. Lancaster rifled) firearms.
You can still buy .22 Long ammo.