If you’re planning to attend the open carry rally at the Alamo in San Antonio, TX tomorrow, some tips for your protection and safety have been published over at Sipsey Street Irregulars (and another longer set here). Among the instructions are to avoid individual movement, and probably most importantly, leave your lock-blade knives at home. San Antonio has a prohibition on lock-blade knives, and also fixed-blade knives over 5.5 inches, so don’t make yourself a target for police attention. . .
Students at a North Carolina middle school were reportedly terrified last Friday when they were told there was a masked armed gunman roaming the halls of their school. The alert turned out to be part of a lesson — a school employee dressed up in a ski mask and carrying a fake gun pretended to be a robber — trying to teach kids to be aware of their surroundings. The school system admits it was maybe not the best idea. “In this situation, the exercise in its original intent was appropriate, but in how it was executed it obviously lacked judgment,” said Ken Derksen, Public Information Officer with the Wayne County Public Schools.
With the veto of SB374 in California recently, Senator Leland Yee is fighting on, recommitting himself to passing his legislation to extend and expand the existing California Assault Weapons Ban. His bill, SB47, was tabled when SB374 was introduced, as it covered the same ground. Yee’s SB 47 will prohibit the use of the bullet button and other devices that allow for easily changeable magazines on all military-style assault weapons, such as AR-15s. The bill is currently before the Assembly Appropriations Committee, where it could be heard as early as January.
Want to write a nice letter instead of a nasty one? Consider dropping a note to Mayor John Inks (L) of Mountain View, California. While the mayors of the neighboring cities of Sunnyvale and Palo Alto have been assimilated into the Borg collective that is MAIG, he has refused their overtures on more than one occasion. Members of a local Civilian Disarmament Movement group held a march today to try (again) to get him on board. While his reaction to the latest demonstration is not yet known, group head Josh Wolf notes that in the past, Inks declined joining the coalition as the mayor questioned whether it would truly stem violence and perhaps was more of an “anti-gun” agenda. Sounds like Mayor Inks has his head on straight, and should be commended.
The Yankee Marshall is not a fan of having a manual safety on his carry gun, but he loves his new (for carrying) Beretta PX4 Storm. The PX4 is a DA/SA gun is apparently available in a few different versions, including one with a manual safety and one with just a decocker. Since his has a manual safety, but he’d prefer a decocker, he sets about changing it. I was unaware this was possible, and it’s pretty neat, as manual safeties are frequently the target of “I like everything but…” statements.
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