Teacher told me guns kill people

Litigation, NRA, Special Ones, Industry

Litigation

SCOTUS to cops: Stop trespassing into houses and seizing guns without warrants.

NRA Report

Some insiders are saying the NRA is on its deathbed. Others say not quite. We have a report that paid staffing is down to around 10-15% of what it was a couple of years ago. My blatantly amateur and outside opinion is that LaPierre will go to prison, and some other staffers/former staffers and board members/former board members will join him. And rightfully so. That can’t happen soon enough.

This link is an important read. Also KICK IN A FEW BUCKS to get a trustee appointed by the court to oversee the NRA, instead of the current corrupt leadership.

New Super PAC

The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), which boasts nearly 600,000 members, formed a Super PAC in May to influence federal elections and legislation.

But before supporting them, consider this.

Legislation

Pres. Biden moves against pistol braces. Given the history of the product, this move is likely an ADA violation. The proposed regulation is expected to redefine any pistol with a barrel under 16 inches equipped with a shoulderable brace as a short-barreled rifle subject to the (unconstitutional) National Firearms Act, although the $200 fee for a tax stamp may be waived. But the gun owner would still have to go through the lengthy and confusing process of applying for the NFA tax stamp, and the newly created “rifle” would also be registered with the ATF, something many gun owners will refuse to do.

The Special Ones

After the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, some lawmakers from both parties, who refuse to allow lawmakers to protect themselves, began requesting federal security – not just on Capitol grounds, but to and from their districts and even to vacation spots.

The Transportation Security Administration, which runs the Federal Air Marshal Service, began reassigning agents from “high risk” commercial flights to accompany members of Congress instead, at their request.

Some of the traveling lawmakers already have security details, while others who requested the service skipped their scheduled flights.

Virulently anti-gun U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), for instance, was specifically identified as one of the “special ones.”

U.S. House members are also boosting security measures to protect themselves and their families (but presumably not the rest of us) with a broad $1.9 billion spending bill that the House will vote on this week.

Elected politicians in North Carolina who hold concealed weapons permits — including General Assembly members — would be allowed to bring their guns into places that are currently prohibited, under legislation a House judiciary committee approved Monday.

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FBI quietly admits 2017 GOP baseball shooting was domestic terrorism after all

In other words, you can’t believe the FBI. But you knew that.

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The Only Ones

Department of Idiocy

NBC affiliate KSBY reporter Melissa Newman reported that Santa Barbara, California’s new police dogs are “the only K9 in the county trained to detect” unserialized “ghost guns.” Riiiggghhht.

Enemies

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Mobs

Kabooms

Watch your ammo.

Safety

Sadly we have a report this week of a 13-year-old boy accidentally fatally shooting an 8-year-old boy in Washington state. Remember that all airguns are potentially deadly. Treat and supervise them accordingly.

Where guns are made

Based on BATFE data analysis of five categories of firearm production (pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns and others), in 2019, New Hampshire accounted for the most firearm production of any state, with 1.2 million guns, followed by Missouri, Florida, North Carolina and MISSISSIPPI. Those five states made up more than half of all licensed firearms produced in the country. New Hampshire produced the most rifles, at nearly 328,000, and pistols, with more than 700,000, in 2019, while Florida manufactured the most revolvers: nearly 190,000. Texas produced the most shotguns, at about 191,000, while Mississippi followed closely behind with 188,000. The two states made up 79% of all shotgun production in 2019.

Factoid

According to John Taffin, Colt chambered at least one Python in .256 Winchester, one in .41 Remington Magnum, one in .22 Long Rifle, and one in .38/45, as well as a few in .38 S&W Special. I have always wanted one in .41 Magnum.

Wingshooting

Tom (last name redacted) tells us about a shooting competition he once attended in Texas in which live pigeons were launched from a pneumatic cannon and then fired upon by shotgunners. Sort of a pigeon shoot shoot.

I guess I still have a couple of redneck things yet to do.

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Remington updates

  • RemArms, LLC Model 700 Bolt-Action Rifle & Model 870 Pump-Action Shotgun
  • Production Timeline – “on the shelf well ahead of hunting season”
  • Speculative Price-Point – “mid to high end of their respective categories” (We presume that means no more “affordable” versions.)
  • Shotguns will be explicitly labeled as “Remington 870” even with the company name now being RemArms, LLC.

Products

  • Springfield Armory has a new 15-round (15+1) magazine for its compact Hellcat pistol. Available in black or FDE trim. It’s just “a little” longer. $40. (We note that Sig Sauer has filed a lawsuit against Springfield Armory, alleging that SA infringed upon Sig’s intellectual property in the form of patents on their pistol magazines, specific to the P365 and Hellcat model mags. SA has denied the allegations.)
  • Interesting holster – the Ritchie “Gaylord Cross Draw,” or GXD.
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