Amusing FUD from a small-minded small-town township supervisor in Williams Township, PA, where two men want to open a handgun ammunition manufacturing facility adjacent to The Heritage Guild shooting range. Supervisor Vincent Foglia objected on safety grounds, saying he feared that people — including those “who want to build pipe bombs” — would break into the facility. He added that the township doesn’t have a full-time police department to patrol in case a situation like that occurred. It’s not always enough to be right, you often have to be tolerant of ignorance as well. . .
What does 50 years at a police firing range get you? The city of Albuquerque, Colorado (who knew?) recently found out when they contracted to have their firing range rehabbed. MT2, LLC of Colorado came in and spent two weeks cleaning and rebuilding the berms, recovering 55,000 pounds of lead from the soil there. That’s an estimated 3,500,000 bullets, or approximately 70,000 a year.
In a great example of “scraping the bottom of the barrel” to support his case, Piers Morgan had Kerry Kennedy (who?) on his show for an interview Wednesday night. If you don’t know, Kerry Kennedy is the daughter of Bobby Kennedy, and the real reason she was on the show was remembering her uncle, JFK, on occasion of the 50th anniversary of his assassination. At the end of the segment, however, Piers turned the conversation toward gun control, and he got the money shot quote of her calling Wayne LaPierre “an assassin.” In truth, she demurred by saying “some people” had referred to WLP that way, but if she didn’t agree, she probably wouldn’t have said it. Still, who?
“Legal gun owners are polite. There are more than 200 million of them in the US. If they weren’t, do you really think anyone would really have the temerity to promote, much less legislate gun control?” Comment under Fired up: Gun owners gather to grouse about a slew of new laws over at the Humboldt County, CA North Coast Journal.
I continue my quest to find the proper definition of an arsenal, with a story out of Temple, Texas. Police spotted a vehicle parked illegally outside the VA center (that’s federal property, I believe) in Temple, looked in the window and saw several boxes of ammunition on the rear seat. They contacted the owner, who gave officers permission to search the vehicle. (Oops, I accidentally Fourth Amendment.) They found (deep breath) “Smith and Wesson Air Lite .357 revolver with a laser grip, a S&W .45 APC Thunder Ranch revolver with a SureFire flash light, a Colt Army special .38 revolver, a S&W DA .45 revolver model 1917, a S&W .45 revolver model 1950, a Browning 9 mm semi-automatic pistol with magazine, a Makarov 9 mm semi-automatic pistol with magazine, a Heckler and Koch semi-automatic 9 mm with magazine, and a S&W .45 revolver model 1989.” They also found “5,883 rounds of various brands and calibers of ammunition and a Kershaw knife with a 5.25 inch blade.” So, eight handguns, a pocket knife, and a pile of ammo. Arsenal? Cache? Fun afternoon?
Richard Ryan continues his quest to make the fanboys whine, nuking a brand new Sony Playstation 4 with his Barrett. I love how the case plastic ripples like the surface of a pond when you throw in a pebble. The pebble in this case just happens to be ~700 grains and pointy at one end.
LBEH is up to a touch over $12,000, with 9 expensive international tickets booked, and another 4-5 still in progress. Domestic requests open up next week. Click the banner for more info, and Let’s Bring ‘Em Home!