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Why do I have a gun? So I’ll be alive when the police get here.

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Litigation

I do not have experience with these pistols, but it is my understanding that the striker remains fully cocked after the slide reciprocates, and while it has a “striker safety,” most of the civilian models have no manual safety. I am not a proponent of carrying around a loaded and cocked firearm without applying a positive manual safety. I further do not recommend a loaded, cocked pistol in a pocket, even with a manual safety.

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Interesting.

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ATF

  • A really good place for a big fire.
  • More on anti-gun President Biden’s anti-gun ATF nominee, former U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach, now also backed by the anti-gun American Pediatric Surgical Association.
  • Also, more than 140 former Justice Department officials, including extremely anti-gun former attorneys general Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, are throwing their support behind Dettelbach’s nomination.

NRA

An NYAG vs. NRA amended complaint no longer seeks to dissolve NRA as a corporation, but doubles down on holding the individuals in charge accountable for their mismanagement and crimes. I have not read the amended complaint, but judging by this report, I’m liking it a lot.

Meanwhile, NRA board member Philip Journey joined former board members Bill Dailey and Rocky Marshall in a campaign to draft retired Lt. Colonel, former congressman and former NRA director Allen West to run in the upcoming Executive Vice President & CEO election against (probably prison-bound) Wayne LaPierre. That is a Board vote, not a membership vote, and the Board has historically been in Wayne’s pocket.

Lt. Col. Alan West

DGUs

How often are firearms used defensively in the United States? According to the most-recent study, about 1.6 million times annually. Over a lifetime, about a third of gun owners will use a firearm defensively at least once. You might want to read that again. This recent data is broadly consistent with decades of social-science research.

Newsletters

2022-05_RFTS-Newsletter

Stand, Move, or Seek Cover

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The Only Ones

Don't shoot in this direction

At least three unidentified Los Angeles [CA] Police Department officers inadvertently fired their weapons during just one week in late April, the police chief said on Tuesday, May 3. Two shootings occurred when the officers were inside their apartments, each firing the weapon and sending a round into the unit next door. The third shooting was inside an LAPD division station, where the officer who fired it was handling a coworker’s gun.

An unidentified U.S. Capitol Police officer fired a gun inside a break room in a House office building on Tuesday and was promptly suspended.

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By Massad Ayoob, about Ryan Busse, a former vice-president of Kimber.

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Enemies

This week President Biden visited Lockheed Martin’s facility in Troy, Alabama, which manufactures Javelin antitank missiles. Many of those are now going to Ukraine. The weird thing is Biden didn’t dissolve like a slug in salt.

Dienne Feinstein quote

An honest sheriff

  • It appears that Mississippi has seven sheriffs who are overpaid. One of them, Martin Pace of Warren County, is both aware and honest.

Canada

We have a report that people are flying handgun-laden drones from the U.S. to Canada. That had not occurred to me outside of a prison situation, but now I’m wondering if it’s possible to drone your guns from Washington state to Alaska.

Alec Baldwin

If you’re into that sort of thing. Meanwhile, we have a report that Baldwin, who’s always been anti-gun, is calling for more gun control, Instagramming “We regulate many things in this country in the interest of public health and safety. Drugs, cars, professional licenses, etc. We need gun control reform. Now.”

I suppose he IS now an expert on out-of-control guns. I do have one gun control reform for him – don’t give guns to idiot actors who kill people with them.

Political meme

Department of Idiocy

Every single day the stupid get stupider.

Robbing a CCW class in a gun shop? I understand that most of these classroom events don’t “allow” loaded weapons, but still not smart. He won’t try it again.

Obit

Author John Ross. Unintended Consequences. Perhaps the best book I’ve ever read, and I’ve read a LOT of books.

Army Ammo

For the second time in two months, Oxford-based Olin Winchester has been awarded a contract to provide ammunition for the U.S. Army, this time with a $51.8 million modification to a contract to manufacture 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm and .50 caliber ammunition at the Oxford plant. It is the company’s fifth military contract in five years.

Sales

  • April 2022’s adjusted NICS gun sales number of 1,359,908 was the third highest April in NICS history, behind 2021 and 2020.

VISTA spinoff

Vista Outdoor, itself a spinoff from Alliant Techsystems or ATK in 2015, announced plans to split itself into two separate publicly traded companies. One company will be devoted to the non-ammo outdoor brands, including hunting and reloading products, while the other company will be composed of the ammunition companies including Federal, Remington, CCI, and Speer. The new company names have not been announced.

Buckshot Issues

Products

I have three of these: The Streamlight Nano is not nearly as bright as other stuff in the same class. The Surefire is overly bulky and fragile. The OLight i1R 2 EOS is very nice. Where else can you get 150 lumens of rechargeable light in a package 1″ x 1/2″ for under $20? I plan to get a Streamlight Pocket Mate one day and will report when I do.

We have a report that the Beretta PMXs is coming to the USA. Classified as a pistol in Italy, but a short barreled rifle in the U.S.; perhaps the new import will be a “braced” pistol.

The Kimber Hunter Pro Deolve Blak bolt rifle is available chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, .280 Ackley Improved or .308 Win., is capable of well under 1 MOA accuracy, weighs just 5.9 lbs. and retails for $1,005. Sounds like a deal.

Quotes

“No one has ever successfully underestimated the knowledge level of the average lawmaker when the subject is guns.” – Grace Stevens

Morgan Freeman was giving an interview once and the interviewer stated, “You can live anywhere in the world. Why do you live in Mississippi?”

Freeman replied, “I live in Mississippi BECAUSE I can live anywhere in the world.”

“I’m making gumbo; can I borrow your pepper spray?” – Tom Gresham

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