A rather daring and unusual string of robberies took place at three gun sellers in Mississippi last Friday night. A man (not shown) rammed his truck through the front door of Cook’s Gun Shop in D’Iberville (De-eye-berville), smashed several display cases and grabbed up several handguns. Minutes earlier, the man tried the same tactics at pawn shops in Gautier (Go-shay) and Ocean Springs (Oh-shun Springs). He got away with several guns in Gautier, but was unsuccessful making it inside the Ocean Springs store. One source told reporters that as many as 20 guns are now in criminal circulation. Click here to see the video, and note the guy’s not dumb; he used the back end of his truck. . .
A challenger for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) seat is going to use a gun to try to get it. State Sen. Lee Bright of Spartanburg will be raffling off an AR-15 in a drawing set for February 15th. Entries are free, but require entrants to provide their name, phone number, and email address as 2A-supportive voters. Bright said the giveaway is to raise awareness that “we are more pro-gun than Lindsey Graham.” (In my opinion, not a terribly high bar to step over.) The gun comes from Palmetto State Armory, and will be paid for with campaign cash. I assume you have to be a SC resident to win, but if you want to try your hand, go here.
AM-TAC Precision introduced their new .416 Hushpuppy round at SHOT this year, with the concept of having a suppressed round with a maximum point blank range of 200 yards on a man-sized target, and creating a wound channel larger than a 12 gauge buck or slug due to the yawing characteristics of the bullet when it encounters a soft target. The Firearm Blog has details and pictures on this stubby little round. It’s comical looking. Whether or not it’s effective, I guess we’ll have to find out.
SilencerCo goes night-vision hog hunting with their new Saker 762. The more videos I watch, the more I want one, which I suppose is the point.
The Washington Secretary of State’s office has officially certified one gun-related initiative to the Legislature, and is starting the review of a second. The certified measure, Initiative 594, would require universal background checks on all firearm sales in Washington. The second initiative now being certified, Initiative 591, would prevent Washington state from adopting background-check laws stricter than the national standard, which requires the checks for sales by licensed dealers but not for purchases from private sellers. It would also prohibit confiscation of firearms without due process. If you’re thinking those two are diametrically opposite, you wouldn’t be wrong. If the legislature takes no action, both proposals will be on the ballot in November for the voters to decide. I wonder what happens if they both pass…
Jerry Miculek hauls a S&W .500 Magnum out to the range, and rips off five shots in 1.14 seconds. My hand hurts just thinking about it.