President Trump’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has revised its guidance of critical infrastructure (.pdf link) to include the firearms industry as part of the Essential Critical Infrastructure. The advisory specifically includes “[w]orkers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges” as part of the Essential Critical Infrastructure. (page 6)
Prisoners being illicitly released from jail due to COVID-19 concerns are doing what criminals do. This ain’t the only such report.
Practical advice for quarantined new gun owners
Beretta, the world’s oldest manufacturing company, is helping in the current healthcare crisis in Italy by switching their machine park, which usually produces 3D printed prototypes of firearms and accessories, to make parts for breathing aids for the extremely hard-pressed Italian healthcare.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program has cancelled all activities until at least May 4.
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks response:
Shooting facilities, state parks and lakes close today in response to coronavirus outbreak and shelter-in-place order.
Mississippi children’s bear hunts
Mississippi Gov. Reeves explains essential gun stores.
If you stay home like you’re supposed to during this epidemic, you probably won’t need much defensive ammo. Meanwhile, I’m contemplating putting blood on the doorposts…
The U.S. Bill of Wrongs
Good read from Alan Korwin
No other right was deemed by the Founders to be “necessary to the security of a free State.”
Mississippi judge Sul Ozerden’s confirmation to the Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals has been abandoned after the Trump White House decided not to re-nominate Ozerden in January when a new Congressional year started and it became obvious his nomination lacked the support it needed from key Senators. We previously posted a bit on Ozerden.
The NRA, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), the California Gun Rights Foundation (CGF), and the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) joined individuals, and retailers in filing a federal civil rights lawsuit (.pdf link) challenging state and local policies and enforcement practices in California that violate Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights.
Grass Roots North Carolina, the Second Amendment Foundation, and the Firearms Policy Coalition jointly filed a lawsuit challenging Wake County (NC) Sheriff Gerald Baker’s refusal to even take applications for pistol purchase permits. Superior Court Judge A. Graham Shirley ruled that the Sheriff’s Office must accept and process applications for pistol purchase permits during the Coronavirus crisis.
The NRA has sued the State of New York and NY Gov. Cuomo over gun shop closures ordered due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
There are quite a few more lawsuits and threatened lawsuits over illegal gun control actions by governments taking advantage of the Coronavirus scare to trample civil rights.
District Court Finds Bump Stock Ban May Constitute a Taking, Because the Federal Government Lacks a Police Power. Well, duh.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) has released an opinion (.pdf link) that even in times of emergency, Texas counties and cities may not restrict or prohibit the sale of firearms.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill did the same (.pdf link).
“These hoodlums make me sick. He’s got a twenty-page rap sheet and he’s over at the hospital, taking up a bed where someone more important, who might have Coronavirus, might need it.” Putnam County, GA, Sheriff Howard Sills
NICS checks; new sales record
The March 2020 NSSF-adjusted FBI NICS checks number was up 80.4% over the March 2019 figure. It is the highest record of gun sales in U.S. history.
CBS News apparently aired a video showing an Italian hospital during a segment on New York’s Coronaviurs crisis. But, that’s what they do.
Ruger 10/22 hacks
Legal suppressors in weeks instead of months. (I am not a lawyer, this is not legal advice and I cannot vouch for its accuracy. – JP)
- JK Armament Solvent Trap + Silencer Shop Form 1 = Fast Suppressors
- RECOIL Exclusive: JK Armament “Solvent Trap” Kit
Speedloader strips update
Federal’s Top Gun line of shotshells now includes two new higher velocity offerings at 1,300 fps in both 1-ounce, 12-gauge 2¾-inch loads in either 7.5 or 8 shot sizes.
Adapter to reliably shoot mini-shells in your Mossberg pump shotgun.
Truck seats made for folks carrying guns.
CMMG has its Banshee line of AR pistols in a host of chamberings, including .308 Win. and 10mm.
Trijicon’s upcoming Ventus™ ranging device uses Doppler LIDAR that can measure headwind, tailwind, crosswind and vertical wind components at six different distances in front of the user in any weather condition.
“I think there are only two kinds of people who don’t own defensive firearms – cowards and fools. So stand up and be counted with your kind.” – Howard Kent