About a month ago, I told you about an opinion issued by Virginia’s then-Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli which said that trusts were unable to register machine guns in Virginia as is required by state law. Shortly thereafter, Delegate David LaRock introduced legislation (HB 1266) to clear this oversight. Now the Virgina State Police has weighed in. According to attorney John Pierce, the VSP has no issue with the ownership of machine guns in VA. VSP’s practice was to have one of the trustees register machine guns owned by the trust in their own name (as trustee) when submitting the state registration form. This allowed the trust to still own the machine gun, while having it registered to a person according to VSP’s rules. The opinion from AG Cuccinelli came about when a trustee challenged the policy . . .
demanding to only provide the name of the trust on the document, not his own. Pierce summarizes the issue thusly: “while it is absolutely true that machine guns may not be currently ‘registered’ to trusts in Virginia, the VSP are more than willing to let a trust ‘own’ the machine gun so long as it is registered at the state level to a trustee of the trust.” Presumably, LaRock’s bill, if passed, will alleviate this situation.
Delegate David LaRock also introduced another bill this session, HB 878, which would require Virginia CLEOs to sign NFA applications for qualified applicants within 30 days. That bill has now been killed in committee. Though passing the republican-controlled House of Delegates 64-32, last Tuesday the Senate Courts of Justice Committee killed the bill for this session on a 9-5 party-line vote. The 9 Dems who voted against it were Senators Marsh, McEachin, Saslaw, Howell, Lucas, Edwards, Puller, Petersen, and Wexton.
About a month ago I told you about a school lockdown prompted by a TV reporter’s efforts to test school security in Kirkwood, MO. Now state Rep. Stacey Newman has proposed a bill that would actions like those of the reporter a felony. She said that information about school security needs to be private to ensure that procedures are effective. Some other legislators are not convinced however, like Rep. Brandon Ellington, who questioned why this law was needed. “We want to pass a bill to stop people from exposing the holes in the system when there shouldn’t be holes in the system,” Ellington said. Newman said her bill would also deter vigilante parents, saying that there have been incidents around the country where not just the media but parents have decided to test the security of schools. “This is a loophole,” she said. “There is nothing to make this criminal.” Perish the thought. If it’s not forbidden, it’s allowed, so by all means, let’s forbid it.
Gunny firing the GLOCK 41, filmed at high-speed by Richard Ryan. Check out that teacup grip! Go ahead. You tell him he’s doing it wrong. [The good part’s over in the first 20 seconds.]
From The Tactical Wire: Cabela’s, Inc. announced the passing of Cabela’s co-founder Dick Cabela on Monday. According to the release, “Dick, along with his wife, Mary, and brother, Jim, founded Cabela’s somewhat inadvertently in 1961 when he purchased $45 worth of hand-tied fishing flies while in Chicago on a furniture and housewares buying trip with his father for the family’s Chappell, Neb., furniture store.” Today, Cabela’s is a huge catalog and internet sales organization with fifty retail locations.
An armed confrontation at a Walmart in Flagstaff, AZ last week led to a man’s arrest. According to witnesses, the man became angry when one of a group of teenagers rotated a jewelry display the man’s wife was looking at. The teenager apologized, but an argument ensued, and one witness said he heard the man suggest they “take this outside.” When the man and the four teens went out to the Garden Center, the man pulled out a gun and a knife and said, “Have you ever killed someone? Well, I have.” One witness said he saw the man briefly point the gun at the teens, at which point the teen told one of his friends to call police, and a Walmart employee told the man to leave immediately. Police pulled the suspect and his wife over a short time later, and the man blamed the whole incident on the teenager, saying that the teen had disrespected the man’s wife and that going outside was the teen’s idea. The suspect was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct. Save money, live better, Walmart.
Jerry Miculek’s brother-in-law’s wife is taken hostage, and Jerry takes out the trash with a KRISS Vector.
I think my favorite part was the triple-tap on the popper in the first string.