The comment period for ATF Proposed Rule 41P ends Monday, December 9th, but there’s still time to make your voice heard if you have not already. The American Silencer Association, a group of silencer manufacturers that have banded together to make their voices heard, has made up some sample letter templates that you can download, modify to match your circumstances, and send in. Note that they have two different sample templates, one for folks who already have a legal entity (trust, corp, etc)…
and one for those who do not. The link above contains both the sample letters and the information on how to submit them. Some people are of the opinion that the proposed changes may make the CLEO in their jurisdiction more likely to be willing to sign, but there are indications that may not be true, including some CLEOs who have made their refusal explicit (pdf warning). Every voice counts, so make yours heard.
The .9 millimeter strikes again, this time in the form of a revolver, as WALB News 10 reports on a convenience store robbery in Cordele, GA. When three masked men burst in, one carrying a gun, Marvin Shanks was in the back filling a bucket with water. He looked up and “seen a .9 millimeter revolver waving it.” Note that he did not say “point nine,” that was whoever wrote the news story, but he did say “nine millimeter revolver.” Does a 9mm revolver even exist?
This isn’t new, but it’s apparently making the rounds again on Facespace and the like. It’s an article with a series of videos teaching a lesson on how insecure those little gun “safe” lockboxes are. I’m still not terribly impressed by the video of the three and four year olds opening the boxes, because they’d clearly been heavily coached on how to do so, but the videos on how easy it is for adults to open them should be a lesson that these boxes are only the thinnest of security, and should not be relied on to keep guns out of the hands of anyone but an infant. Remember that all these videos are available with just a moment’s search on YouTube, and therefore are well within the reach of anyone old enough to reach a keyboard. They might be slightly more effective than simply putting your gun on top of the refrigerator, but only slightly.
If you know anyone in the vicinity of Bushkill Township, Pennsylvania who recently came into possession of a Colt 10mm Stainless Gold Cup or a black Ruger .22 pistol, ask ’em how good a deal they got. It seems a local resident lost a couple of bags off the back of his truck on Saturday. One was a brown bag with the two guns and some ammo, the other was a blue bag with boring stuff like clothes, medication, and a dop kit. The blue bag was found, all pockets opened but contents intact, but the brown bag is still missing.
mattv2099 loves to make gun videos involving food, whether it’s torture testing his GLOCK-brand GLOCK with peanut butter or just blowing up some pancakes. He decided to make a short video spoofing Richard Ryan’s Tech Assassin series, titled “Picnic Assassin,” complete with information screen and way too much detail. Probably the best possible use of Coors that I’ve ever seen.
I thought the tablecloth puffing out below the table before the bullet hit the beer cans was kind of interesting. Some sort of pre-bullet shock-wave?