Last week, a coalition of outdoor groups filed a second lawsuit against the State of California in federal district court in Sacramento challenging a recently passed law banning the “marketing” of firearms to minors. The legal challenge by Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, SoCal Top Guns, Safari Club International and Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation seeks to protect youth hunting, shooting sports and education in the state. An earlier lawsuit was filed shortly after the law took effect by a coalition of Second Amendment groups as well as junior shooting associations and the publisher of a magazine aimed at junior competitive shooters. Organized youth shooting is disappearing in California as a result of the new law that bans advertising guns to kids and potentially penalizes any promotion of firearms to minors. The law provides for a civil penalty of $25,000 for any and each instance of firearm-related marketing to persons under the age of 18. That includes the “… use, or ownership of firearm-related products…” as well as “…events where firearm-related products are sold or used.” Some youth shooting organizations have already suspended operations in California.
As far as I know, this newsletter does not go to anyone in California, but perhaps it does. Veni et posside me.
Firearms Policy Coalition announced a victory in its Campos v. Bonta lawsuit in state court, which challenged policies and practices of California Attorney General Rob Bonta and his Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms that intentionally delayed firearm transactions beyond the statutory 10-day waiting period absent a legal basis.
A three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled bump stocks are illegal machine guns. Meanwhile, the 5th Circuit is weighing whether the Trump Administration was legally authorized to ban bump stocks.
More from ATF
About those weapons of war
Senate Judiciary Committee advances federal bench nominees.
The school system in Madison County, N.C., plans to put AR-15 rifles, magazines, ammo, and breaching tools in emergency safes in each of its six schools as a part of a plan for enhanced security in the wake of the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting earlier this year. However, it appears the safes and tools will only be accessible by sheriff’s deputies arriving on-scene, and not by school personnel already there.
That brings up some major questions:
- Why aren’t deputies already armed and equipped?
- What if the attacker they’re “planning” for has cut off access to the safe?
- Most importantly, do they really want to have to wait for deputies to arrive, during which time approximately six victims per minute will be shot during an active killer event, according to statistics?
If I read it right, I call this evidence of a fail. I keep all that sort of stuff in my truck. When I was working I also kept my own personal defense and breaching tools available there, plus things like first aid, emergency lighting, smoke hood, etc. I’m not a teacher or law enforcement or fire/rescue, and am not responsible for trying to save anyone else. Yet I remain prepared. But not those guys. Maybe they need a new sheriff and school board.
A cop’s perspective on Uvaldi. Pay particular attention to the numbered items at the bottom.
- How the FBI Undercounts Armed Citizen Responders to Mass Killers, and Media Play Along, by John R. Lott, Jr.
The FBI undercounts by an order of more than three the number of instances in which armed citizens have thwarted such [mass] attacks, saving untold numbers of lives.
- Post-incident actions: when the cops arrive
- Tap, Rack, Bang. Most of you know this stuff.
- Watch those booger hooks. Technically, he did put his finger on the trigger, albeit involuntarily.
Ayoob on cross-dominance
Ayoob is always interesting.
“I’ve noticed more African-Americans than Caucasians are cross-dominant, far more females than males are cross-dominant and half or somewhat more than half of black females I’ve encountered are too.”
- “Researcher” is actually head of gun control group.
- Just plain liars.
- We continue to get reports of shippers mishandling packages from gun-related businesses. Now it’s the U.S. Postal Service who is throttling back service to gun stores.
- Some New York counties are now requiring gun stores to post warnings about the purported dangers of owning a gun. I want one reading, “This is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and could blow your head clean off.”
- The General Missionary Baptist State Convention of Mississippi wants lawmakers to repeal the state’s open carry laws. (It’s actually the state constitution.) I wonder how they would feel about laws banning preaching in public?
Cloud Defensive has rejected a sale of its lights to the ATF. They issued a statement reading in part:
“We’ll sell to good guys all day long. We’re a for-profit business. But with all due respect, we won’t intentionally facilitate (or be complicit in) a situation that could see our product being used against law-abiding Americans. Period. This is not the only sale we have rejected. Government and international sales are a case-by-case assessment on our end, to be honest.”
- Judge Phillip Journey – One Man’s Fight to Fix the NRA, and Why Gun Owners Should Join the Fight
The Only Ones
Retired D.C. police lieutenant Jesse Porter, 58, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a library police officer during a training exercise last week. Porter, who owns an “Expert Tactical Training” company, was contracted by the Anacostia neighborhood library to provide training for some of its officers on the use of extendible batons. Apparently at the end of the class and while preparing for a group picture, Porter was joking around and shot the victim with a real gun, thinking it was an inert training gun. You have to be very careful of exactly which “experts” you trust.
In Mississippi, Hinds County deputies arrested Jackson Police Officer Jacques Brown this week on a charge of possession of a stolen firearm. Brown was indicted six months ago for possessing a stolen 9mm handgun, but he continued to work for the city police department until county deputies picked him up this week. Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones said Brown was arrested for a “recent” indictment.
Alleged DEA killing and cover-up?
Jones County, MS, sheriff’s department advice. Sorta, kinda right. But not completely. Know the law. Cops mostly aren’t lawyers.
Last Friday, around 5 AM, an Indiana woman called 911 to report that someone was trying to break into her home. The police were dispatched, and the woman stayed on the phone with 911. While police were en-route, the suspect did get into the home and was shot. When the police arrived on the scene, they found the suspect in the front of the residence with gunshot wounds. He was later declared deceased.
If you depend only on 911, you’re taking a chance on there being a different body for them to declare deceased.
In the news this week was the list of “Top Ten” cities (over 200k population) in the nation based on murder rates this year to date. Highest was New Orleans with a rate of 36.8 murders per 100,000 population. But we rush to comment that Jackson, Mississippi’s (pop. ~150k) rate (last year) is about 100 per 100,000, or nearly THREE TIMES that of New Orleans. If you want to see what else all these cities have in common, check into their “leadership.”
Signs, we have signs
The Baltimore man who has painted hundreds of “No Shoot Zones” on sidewalks and buildings around the city was shot this morning in East Baltimore. Police say he is in serious condition…
New: The Baltimore man who has painted hundreds of “No Shoot Zones” on sidewalks and buildings around the city was shot this morning in East Baltimore. Police say he is in serious condition.. pic.twitter.com/d4KZewhXFK— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) August 3, 2022
You can’t make this stuff up. Maybe he should have used some of those official store-bought signs.
The NSSF has announced that firearm and ammunition manufacturers paid a record-setting $300,498,588.23 in federal firearm excise taxes in the first quarter of 2022. That’s the most-ever for the first quarter of any year and brings the total contributions to the Pittman-Robertson conservation fund to over $15.3 billion since the fund was established in 1937. We note that the taxes are an unconstitutional tax on a civil right. (SCOTUS: Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319 U.S. 105 (1943))
How the Left works
CZ 600 Recall
CZ 600 rifles were designed to allow the users to replace the barrels themselves to change the caliber. CZ-USA has learned that if the barrel is improperly installed, it is possible that the rifle could still be fired, but potentially result in a catastrophic failure. CZ-USA will correct this issue by permanently installing the barrels in CZ 600 rifles. As a result, the barrels on CZ 600 rifles will no longer be interchangeable. CZ-USA understands that this solution may not be acceptable to some customers, in which case they will issue a full refund upon presentation of a valid receipt for the purchase of your rifle.
Clyde Morgan’s Precision Shooting Center in Forest, MS, is currently offering training at really good reduced prices:
- Introduction to Handguns, 4 hours, $75/person.
- MS Enhanced Concealed Carry, 8 hours, $75/person.
- Church Security Team Member, 4 hours, $75/person.
- Disaster Survival, 4 hours, $75/person.
Get class dates/appointments and contents by emailing: [email protected] and register by also mailing a check a minimum of two weeks before the class to: Clyde H. Morgan, 66 Glenway Place, Brandon, MS 39042.
Tell Clyde I sent you.
The Sig P365 Macro is now offered with a 17-round magazine, which catches it up with the smallest magazine that comes with the FN 509 Tactical.
C&H Precision Weapons has just announced the introduction of a new full line of adapter plates for select pistols, and pistol-mounted red dots. We are still unaware of ANY .380 pistols now offered in the new alleged “game changing” 30 Super Carry cartridge. It remains an answer in search of a question.
“If you won’t protect yourself, why would you expect ANYONE to come to your aid?” – Tom Gresham
“If you run out of ammo – or don’t have a gun in the first place – during a fight for your life, it will be embarrassing. But not for long.” – me
“The ‘assault weapon’ ban didn’t stop the [World Trade Center/Pentagon] terrorists, Brady checks didn’t stop them, the high capacity magazine ban didn’t. Right to Carry would have. If it had saved only one tower and the people in it, it would have been worth it. GUN CONTROL KILLS.” – LTC Stasski, 9/11/01
“The problem with knowing just enough about a subject to think you’re right, is not knowing enough to know you’re wrong.” – Journalistic Axiom