Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. announced Tuesday that it has finalized the purchase of a 220,000 square foot facility in Mayodan, North Carolina. This is the Company’s first major expansion in over 25 years, and the facility is due to be up and running by January of 2014, adding more than 470 jobs to the area. “Mickey Wilson, the plant manager, said the company will shift two production lines from Ruger’s New Hampshire plant, with the other lines being dedicated to new products and designs.” . . .
Baltimore County Police Department selects the new FN FNS-40 LS (long slide) as their new service firearm. FNH USA will deliver 1,920 guns beginning in August 2013. The pistols will be fitted with Warren-Sevigny Carry Night Sights and a 14-round magazine. Nick’s been dying to get his hands on the 9mm version that was announced at SHOT back in January. Tick, tick, tick….
Alaska recently became the latest state to join the nullification movement, passing HB69, which nullifies indefinite detention, gun laws, and parts of the REAL ID Act. “Utilizing the Tenth Amendment — which protects the rights of states to do whatever the federal government can’t do — Alaska has completely cut funding to a number of unconstitutional and illegal federal programs, including programs that violate the Second Amendment. This means enforcing those laws in Alaska is now essentially impossible.” Similar laws enacted by other states haven’t fared well when challenged in federal court. Stay tuned.
Lock up your guns, folks! Especially if you have a few neighbors and your house backs up to a square mile of agricultural land. An AR-15 rifle, a 9mm Beretta (both loaded) and 1,200 rounds of ammunition were taken from a home in Marion Oaks, Florida on Tuesday. Neighbors (there only two houses within 100 yards) say they neither saw nor heard anything.
And finally, Mackenzie Eaton who’s described by thecolumbian.com as a new gun owner, was celebrating Labor Day by playing with his new Glock on Monday when he created a new orifice on what he calls “the chop side” of his hand. Unafraid to own up to the embarrassing mishap, Eaton posted pics of his wound on his MyFace page and managed to peck out the news on, well, someone’s keyboard:
Clean Exit. But i Messed up my computer. BTW.. i damaged almost Nothing! and im So Greatful, i could have shattered my wrist or lost a finger or lost feeling in my whole hand or shot out the window and hit someone else. so go ahead and tell me im dumb, im already in the columbian online. http://goo.gl/mqzSR6 But Yeah.. I Learned my lesson the Easiest Hard-way possible.