January 11th marked the one year anniversary of the passage of the NY SAFE Act, and Second Amendment advocates across New York marked the anniversary with a “Shot Heard ‘Round New York.” Opponents of the SAFE Act gathered at multiple locations around the state and fired a single shot in unison to protest the law and send a message to Albany. WHEC Rochester did a surprisingly evenhanded job of reporting the story, however, I got a decidedly FUDD-ish vibe off the man interviewed that left me with a bad taste. What possible points could he be referring to?

Your Lockdown of the Day™ comes from Henrico, Virginia, where Glen Allen High School was placed on a two hour lockdown on January 7th and searched room-to-room by SWAT for a student who was reportedly “distraught” over a relationship and may have a weapon. Police said the student threatened to hurt himself or others, but didn’t say how they obtained that information. The student was taken into custody at a home in a nearby neighborhood; police later said the student was never seen on campus, and no weapons were found in the home the student was in. He was released later that day, but then arrested three days later and charged with threatening to commit serious bodily harm to a person on school property.

GunBroker.com has reached the milestone of $3 billion in online sales, according to a media alert TTAG received recently. They reached $1 billion back in September, 2009, and it took them over three years, until November of 2012 to reach the $2 billion mark, but the latest milestone has come much more quickly. The NSSF presented GunBroker CEO Steve Urvan with a plaque in commemoration of the milestone at SHOT Show on January 14th.

In the latest twist to the Wesley Chapel, Florida theatre shooting, a Pasco County, Florida couple has come forward to describe having a run-in with a man in the same theatre just a few weeks earlier, and she says it’s the same man involved in the shooting, Curtis Reeves. She said she was texting on her phone as the movie started, and the man became enraged, speaking to staff about her, pointing at her and acting irritated. Amusingly, the woman with Reeve in the theatre that day got a phone call, ringing out loud and clear. When the movie was over, she says, the man’s wife went to walk arm-in-arm with him, and he shook her off and stormed out. The couple has been in touch with law enforcement to let them know about the incident.

A home with flammable liquids and ammunition inside burned to the ground recently in Promontory, Utah, with the flammable liquids reigniting the fire and the ammunition reportedly “keeping the firefighters hopping.” The good thing is the news story didn’t go the “everyone’s gonna die!” route that normally happens in these cases, with the county Fire Marshal saying that “the bullets weren’t exactly whizzing around, since they were in containers, not gun barrels, so they just exploded in place.” A hole was found in one ammo can, indicating the bullet escaped, but “It didn’t hit anybody, so that was good.”

Nick had a post yesterday about Greg Jordan winning the 3-Gun Nation Championship, and briefly mentioned the the shootout between Lena Miculek and Dianna Liedorff for the women’s division. Lena took the top slot for the women’s division and a $25,000 check. Kirsten’s enthusiasm has been mentioned a number of times around here, but I think Lena could give her a run for her money in that area. Here’s her recap.

She sure can make that shottie sing.

Primary Weapons Systems has released the second installment in their Half Cocked animated series, SHOT Show. (nsfw language)

Getting better. “World’s biggest mouthbreather magnet” made me laugh right out loud.

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25 Responses to Daily Digest: Gimme The Free Gear Edition

  1. It really sounds as if Curtis Reeves is one of the “I-wish-a-muthaf#cka-would” guys that Colion warned us about. It blows my mind that people can live day to day wound so tight.

    • He is for sure a WAMFWG, almost looking for a reason at this point it seems. As to the tightly wound part, some of us are unfortunately just wired that way, its all about learning to manage it, and adhering to the cardinal rule: D.B.A.D.

      The “Be Polite, Be Professional …” quote is something I try to always keep in mind.

  2. Ms. Miculek, the student, has passed the teacher. In this case, coming ahead of her mom in the match.
    Can she make a shotgun earn it’s keep or what? Dayum

  3. The mouth breather magnet made me laugh also. In uniform I seem to attract all of the mouth breathers who want to get into a loud discussion with me about President Obama is a (insert: muslim, socialist, grey alien comment here) and how the government is going to (Insert: 9/11 Hoax, Birther, conspiracy theory here) and other fun things. I GTFO as fast as I can while trying to not attract attention. This was in MA of all places.

      • How they do it. Their assumption that because he’s in uniform, he’s going to agree with whatever wharrgarbl off the list above they spout off.

        Many of us who don’t wear a uniform have had a similar experience while standing at the counter in a gun store. “Look, dude. I want to look at that gun, and possibly purchase it. I don’t care about your opinions on Obama, 9/11, or ‘Mescans.'”

        • Assumptions are the mother of all fuckups 🙂 Oddly enough, I have NEVER had anyone talk politics with me when I went to buy a gun,a LGS, Cabelas, a gun show or walmart, nothing. Do you give off a chatty vibe or what matt? 🙂

          Im starting to think that people must be mistaking me for a fudd out in public sometimes haha

        • Yeah, I probably do. But wanting to talk guns != wanting to talk about Obama, so it’s still pretty irritating when the conversation goes that way. Maybe it’s my fault. Maybe when they make their first foray in that direction, my noncommittal response isn’t being received noncommittally enough. Maybe they’re taking it as agreement and encouragement to continue that line of chatter. I’ll have to experiment with that.

        • I know that feel bro. I think customers sometimes confuse “gun store salesman” with “bartender/shrink.” My favorite so far has been a “former CIA special agent” who told me that Obama was keeping the existence of Atlantis under wraps for his own nefarious political plans.

    • I’d have to agree. There’s a reason that “professional voice actor” is a real job. It turns out that just having a larynx and a microphone doesn’t always yield great results…

      I didn’t watch the first episode, but if this one represents “getting better”, it must have been abysmal.

  4. That one was better than the 1st episode, did TTAG see any of “that guy” floating around SHOT?

    So 3 gun noob question here, I assume theyre shooting buckshot at that range with the shotgun. Seems like birdshot could potentially change course after hitting a T-Post.

    You would think that guy learned a lesson after killing someone over a cellphone in a movie, but like Einstein said:

    “”Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”

    • How isn’t he in jail? Didn’t he shoot someone earlier? Or does being police grant you the “right” to shoot someone?

      • “…describe having a run-in with a man in the same theatre just a few weeks earlier…”

        They couple reported the run-in with the jack wagon before the shooting incident. So here we have a history of barely contained “cell phone rage” leading up to a murder. I hope they bury the shooter under the jail.

        • Actually, they only just reported it after the shooting. The incident occurred weeks ago, but they didn’t think it was a big deal until the same guy shot someone over the same kind of incident, so they came forward to add their story to the overall picture of this dickhead’s mental state.

          Depending on how often this idiot went to the movies, there are probably dozens of people with similar stories out there…

  5. FREE STUFF… pretty much most conventions attract that kind of attitude. I’ve never berm to SHOT, but the annual PAX convention swarms with nerds clamoring for free goodies.

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