TTAG Daily Digest: Death Be Not Proud

The hunt for the killer of FPSRussia‘s Ballistic Best Friend continues apace. reports that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has ID’ed the caliber of the weapon used to assassinate Keith Ratliff [above]. That’s not as easy as it sounds given the wide variety of firearms Mr. Ratliff and Mr. Myers (a.k.a. FPS) fired in the course of their work. GBI spokesman Mike Ayers told Fox there were guns aplenty near Ratliff’s body but “those weapons were not involved in the killing.” FWIW Ratliff and Myers were in the process of branching out from shooting other people’s stuff to manufacturing suppressors. Ayers said his GBI peeps are “actively interviewing people and seeking leads” and that the case is “progressing.” Which is better than passively waiting for leads and calling out for pizza. FPS has said little about the murder; save asking his fans to “show respect to the situation for the family’s sake.” Which could be the first time in [non]recorded history the faux Russian has practiced the fine art of STFU. In other shocking news . . .

Talk about applicable experience . . . Member of Biden’s Gun Control Task Force Has a Son Convicted of Planning School Mass Murder

Harvey Levin of launches an on-air rant about gun control. Looking for the clip. So to speak.

Can’t find popular calibers? Switch to an unpopular one!’s SPS Vista Long Model in .38 Super may not be the ideal bedside gun (the trigger’s a bit touchy) but the ammo’s out there. $2450 for the gun.

Yes, well, there is that. “The eventual arrest by Ogden police of a soldier on a desertion charge went much more smoothly than the botched attempt at the wrong house about an hour earlier, says the soldier’s family.”

Most emailed tip of the day/year/nascent decade: Wyoming bill HB 0104 would nullify any federal restrictions on guns, jailing federal agents attempting to confiscate guns, ammo mags or ammo.

Second most emailed link [above]. No surprise there—except for the burglars. The lack of national coverage also something less than shocking (I was being ironic in the first paragraph).

Who could have seen this one coming, either? “The Trenton police officer who was photographed for allegedly sleeping inside of his police car over the summer lost his gun in a police station parking lot.”

Since mid December NRA’s added over 100k members. But who’s counting?

Mayor Bloomberg? Mayors Against Illegal Guns Membership Skyrockets After Newtown Shooting To the tune of 400k, apparently. Oh and “We support the Second Amendment and the rights of citizens to own guns.”

From the “Whatever Is, Is” School of Willful Ignorance: “After more than 200 years of intense scrutiny by people more versed in The Law than you and I — and in the face of seemingly endless American gun violence — the meaning of the Second Amendment continues to baffle and elude.”

Maybe the Second Amendment has a little something to do with this? “The armored vehicle is also meant to reassure residents, letting them know some heavy artillery is at their disposal.” Armored truck patrolling community after break-ins

Or maybe it’s this [via Judge Andrew Napolitano at]:

The historical reality of the Second Amendment’s protection of the right to keep and bear arms is not that it protects the right to shoot deer. It protects the right to shoot tyrants, and it protects the right to shoot at them effectively, thus, with the same instruments they would use upon us. If the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto had had the firepower and ammunition that the Nazis did, some of Poland might have stayed free and more persons would have survived the Holocaust.

They say those who can’t, teach. Looks like one of the things they’re not too good at is investing.

Major Starsky & Hutch policing moment in dramatic video here and here. The cop jumps out of a moving squad car, onto the pavement, no cover, no concealment, and returns fire. And lives!

Piers Morgan just said it to Tony Robbins: “I’d prefer all guns banned.” This after asserting that he supports the Second Amendment. “The catalyst for the killing is the gun.” No surprise but it’s nice to hear PM admit it. Although “nice” doesn’t seem like quite the right word.

These Guns Protect My Children What else needs saying?