Remember, we live in a land governed by our Constitution, and only our Supreme Court has the final say on exactly what the individual parts of the Constitution mean. It doesn’t matter what any of us thinks as an individual, or if we do or don’t agree with a court ruling. Any law, as interpreted by this highest court in the land, is a law we must all obey. The only way the Constitution can be legally altered is via amendment. Therefore, if individuals or groups don’t agree with any segment of the Constitution, they should either accept it or try to change it via an amendment. — from Gun control: Watch out for that first step at blueridgenow.com
BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys for Glock, Inc. have filed an amicus curiae brief supporting the Second Amendment Foundation’s case in California, Pena v. Lindley, a lawsuit challenging the state handgun roster requirements that include microstamping and magazine disconnects. Read the rest of the press release here.
Some local officials in the tiny town of Exeter, Rhode Island are feeling the heat for what some perceive was a Second Amendment infringing measure, and may lose their jobs over it. Four of the five town council members are facing recall after asking the state’s General Assembly to allow the state attorney general to process the applications for concealed weapon permits. Under current law, those seeking a permit may apply to either the attorney general or their local police. Since Exeter doesn’t have a police department, the job now falls to the town clerk. The four council members argued that the clerk — also the town’s lone elected sergeant — lacks the resources to conduct proper background checks. Gun owners say the change will make it harder to get permits, and are angry. The difference is that by state law, local authorities “shall issue” permits, while the attorney general “may issue” permits. This certainly seems to be one more example of gun owners who are sick of giving up their freedoms, and are determined to do what they have to in order to keep them.
OK, I’m going to warn you. This story doesn’t have guns in it. But it’s pretty funny. KTAR, the Voice of Arizona, reports that two men are in custody following a high speed chase in Pinal County Sunday night. Officers got a call about people loading marijuana into a car near I-8. When officers arrived, the vehicle sped away, reaching speeds of 100 mph. The car eventually stopped. Sherriff’s spokesman Tim Gaffney says the driver, 25-year-old Ruben Soto-Gonzalez, ran through a nearby dairy farm and was tripped by a farm worker, causing him to fall face down in manure and to be stepped on by a startled cow. The passenger, 40-year-old Daniel Aguilar-Alvarez, was found hiding under a bush. Inside the vehicle, deputies found 160 pounds of marijuana worth $120,000. The cop probably had a gun. That’s my hook to TTAG.
Guns.com has a recap of a series of tests done by Ballistics By The Inch (BBTI) to see if polygonal rifling is really as good as its proponents insist. They took two 18″ barrels, one of each type, and tested several types of ammo in it. They then chopped an inch off, recrowned, and tested again, repeating this process until there was only 2″ left. The goal was to see if at any point polygonal rifling delivered higher muzzle velocities than traditional rifling, and with what consistency. Go here to read the guns.com writeup, and for that test plus brain-melting amounts of additional data, the full BBTI site.
Richard Ryan torture tests a Samsung Galaxy Gear watch and then puts a hole in it with an HK417. As far as a destruction video goes, it’s not terribly interesting; he’s done much better ones. However, what I did find interesting was how much the scope and mount walked around under recoil during the slow-motion part of the video. You can see the front end of the cantilever mount flex down toward the top rail, the whole scope pushes forward and down, and I seriously expected the top turret to come flying right off. Pretty crazy.