A pair of Florida state legislators introduced a bill (SB 544) last week to streamline the process of obtaining a Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearms License by letting county tax collectors handle gun permit applications. Currently virtually every other license and tax can be processed in one location, while CWFLs are only processed through eight regional offices, so adding gun permits to the services available only makes sense, right? Predictably, some folks are losing their minds over this, notably the Florida chapter of MDA, who took to their Facebook page to refer to Florida as the “wild west.” If you live here, call your state rep, because you know the pearl-clutching women will be.
Remember last year when several Chicago suburbs rushed assault weapons ban ordinances through under home rule before the state concealed carry law went into effect? Well, the first of those is being challenged in a lawsuit filed by a Highland Park pediatrician, Arie Friedman, with the support of the Illinois State Rifle Association. The lawsuit requests an injunction against the ban on Second Amendment grounds. Mr. Friedman owns several rifles prohibited by the ban, and is now storing them outside the city to comply with the law, which the suit claims infringes on his ability to keep and bear arms for home protection. At the request of the city attorney, the case has been removed from local circuit court and taken before a federal judge.
Miami, Florida held a gun buy-up last Saturday in Liberty City, and hold onto your hats, folks. In four hours, they took in seventy-nine firearms. How many firearms do you think are in Miami? How about in Liberty City alone? What percentage of that number is 79? Does it have 2, 3, or 4 leading zeroes? The link above has a photo of some examples of the truly horrifying implements of death and destruction taken in. Yay rust!
Your Lockdown of the Day™ comes from Watertown, Massachusetts, where students at Watertown High School were dismissed early on Friday after a single round of ammunition was found in a classroom. A teacher found the single cartridge on top of a projector about 8 a.m., at which point students “sheltered in place” for the next four hours while police went through the entire building, including running backpacks through an x-ray machine. Following the search, which (surprise!) found nothing, students were dismissed for the day “out of an abundance of caution.” It’s becoming “abundantly” clear to me that some kids have, as they always will, learned how to work this alarmist Chicken Little system to their benefit.
Jerry Miculek with a Mossberg 930 in slow-mo. I’m pretty sure he had the fifth round off before the first hull hit the ground. The shot pattern hitting the steel plate is one of the cooler camera shots Jerry has done.