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Pistol Braces, NRA, Chipman, Misc.

About those pistol braces

I don’t care if you don’t care about those pistol braces, typically for AR pistols. You need to know what’s up. Listen to the first half of the second hour of Gun Talk Radio from last Sunday. They’re proposing to outlaw the pistols WITHOUT braces too.

And it turns out that SBRs were erroneously included in the National Firearms Act in the first place.

How to comment.

U.S. Reps. Michael Guest (R-MS), Trent Kelly (R-MS) and Steven Palazzo (R-MS) joined 138 other members of Congress in signing a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and BATFE Acting Director Marvin Richardson opposing the proposed pistol brace regulations.

Chipmunk’s nomination

Even a former ATF director opposes him.

The Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Chipman has been postponed until Tuesday. Please stay in contact with your U.S. senators, encouraging them to oppose the nomination.

NRA

The NRA is currently offering friends & family discounts to members buying gift memberships, until July 16. $30 Annual (regular $45) or $600 Life (regular $1500). See NRA2021.org. In spite of the NRA’s problems, strong membership numbers is a good thing.

NRA Board of Directors election

As usual, or more than usual this time, the ballot is fixed. There are no petition candidates. On your ballot, you have 28 candidates to fill 25 seats. You can vote for up to 25 names, but you are not obligated to vote for that number. Voting for fewer than 25 amounts to a vote against the other candidates. That is what we want to do. Jeff Knox (my main go-to guy for this stuff) endorsed only two candidates whose names appear on the ballot:

  • Owen Buz Mills of Paulden, Arizona, and
  • James Tomes of Wadesville, Indiana.

Jeff Knox asks you to mark your ballot for ONLY those two and no one else, then turn the ballot over and WRITE IN the following three names, EXACTLY as written (check your spelling):

  • Frank C. Tait of Wayne, PA
  • R.B. Rocky Marshall of Boerne, TX
  • Duane Liptak, Jr. of Austin, TX

(Mr. Liptak withdrew his name from Nominating Committee consideration, presumably to divorce himself from the establishment.)

Ballots are due at the accounting firm no later than Aug. 15.

Legislation

Texas has (finally) enacted constitutional carry legislation, effective Sept. 1. The signing ceremony was at the Alamo. Cool. I believe that makes 21 states to have permitless carry. Remember that “constitutional” or permitless carry may have legal variations between states. Do your homework.

Weapons of war

In the first public accounting of its kind in decades, an Associated Press investigation has found that at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were lost or stolen during the 2010s, with some resurfacing in violent crimes. Because some armed services have suppressed the release of basic information, AP’s total is a certain undercount.

Prediction: Calls for more gun control laws applying to retail sales and civilians, but which do not apply to military supply chains.

Assault weapon?

Reuters reported last week “Vehicle rams into Pittsburgh building, several dead.”

Nothing further except that it was traveling fast and penetrated some 200 feet into the building, which was not identified. No details whatsoever. No identification, not even a faulty one, of what kind of assault vehicle was used, whether it was an evil black vehicle, what its gas tank capacity is, or whether it was an automatic assault vehicle. Inquiring minds want to know.

Also no report of calls for government restrictions on vehicles of any type.

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A bit about cryptocurrency, related to gun buying — I do not understand this, so don’t ask.

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Enemies

ATF abuses veteran, missionary

Disney. Still.

Fakebook says it’s “hate speech” to criticize David Chipman and the goals of gun control. They probably also say it’s hate speech to criticize their hate speech policies. So be it. Fortunately, Fakebook didn’t write the First Amendment.

Nordstrom is now posting “no guns” signs in its stores, which they say is simply publicizing its existing anti-gun policy. I’ve never been in a Nordstrom store (apparently they don’t sell any good stuff), and now I will never go in the future.

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Gun-grabbers get federal handouts. Your tax dollars at work.

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The Only Ones

Former Hoover (AL) Police Department officer Jason McIntosh, 46, shot and killed his estranged wife just days after getting his gun back – in spite of a restraining order – nine months after it was seized for shooting her in the arm.

Bears

In Colorado, there were 484 vehicle break-ins by bears between 2019-2020.

The Verminator

I have to admit if we didn’t have pets I would build one of these.

The making of a Mississippi school shooter

Or, why you should always carry a gun in school.

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Back to basics

Products

Guns.com has announced that, all summer, Guns.com will be offering their customers free shipping on all firearms.

Beretta USA is offering a brand-new generation of Sako Cartridges to the US market. The six new and innovative cartridge families developed by Sako are the TRG Precision, the innovative, lead-free Powerhead Blade, Gamehead Pro, Gamehead, Speedhead, and Super Hammerhead.

Rock Island Armory’s new aluminum-framed striker-fired pistol.

S&W’s M&P9 M2.0 OR Spec Series Kit includes an M&P9 M2.0 OR pistol, M&P knife, and challenge coin, ships with a Crimson Trace CTS-1500 red dot sight, and appears to be directly competing with FN’s excellent FN 509. But check the features and options before deciding.

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