Aero Precision Inc. floated this on their Facebook page a few days ago. Here’s the video where they dumped a bunch of dirt on it, shook it out and fired it. Would operate with? [h/t ENDO] Read on . . .
There was a very brief Lockdown of the Day™ at Michigan State University yesterday. About 1 p.m. students and staff received a text message warning them of a man with a gun and instructing them to “secure-in-place immediately.” About ten minutes later, another text was issued saying that MSUPD found a person using a “training weapon” and no threat existed. It turns out the MWAG was an ROTC cadet who was handling a replica drill rifle in the parking lot, and who later took the inert piece of wood into the building. MSU police Chief James Dunlap said his department will review MSU’s Air Force ROTC’s protocol when handling rifles outside of ROTC events. “We are trying to determine what their (ROTC) protocols call for, but certainly it wouldn’t be for an un-uniformed person in a lot with a rifle,” Dunlap said. Great. Now those folks will have to put on class A’s just to move a practice rifle around so they don’t panic the bunnies. “Where’s your reflective belt, soldier?”
A group of gun control activists gathered Thursday outside Visa’s Washington office to protest the credit-card company’s “affinity” program with the National Rifle Association. The NRA, like hundreds of other organizations, has an associated Visa card which kicks back a small percentage of the dollars spent on it to the affiliated organization. An NRA web page indicates that “over $20 million” has been raised to date through this system. Representatives from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence met briefly with Visa officials to hand off petitions signed by more than 5,100 people and press their case. Lori Haas, whose daughter was shot at Virginia Tech, was part of the protest, and said after the meeting with the Visa folks, “They listened, but made no comments of any substance. No commitment.”
Apparently, even the thieves are proper in the UK. Unknown burglars broke into a home in Flitwick, Bedfordshire on Wednesday, and after rummaging around and stealing some jewelry, they found the victim’s locked guns and ammunition cabinets. They removed a bolt action rifle and a self-loading rifle, both of which had silencers. Finally, they also stole two firearms certificates before leaving the house. In case you’re unaware, firearm certs are the piece of paper that you get that says you’re allowed to own a (specific) gun. So presumably, they have paperwork that on first blush would indicate they were the lawful owners of the stolen weapons. Pretty handy, that.
Jury selection began today in a New York case that’s being billed as the “first person in Chautauqua County charged under the SAFE Act.” Benjamin Wassell is charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor under the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act after he allegedly sold modified guns, which were illegal under the SAFE Act, to an undercover officer, even after being told the officer was a felon. But here’s the kicker: at his arraignment last April, “people from across the state attended … to show their support of Wassell and their opposition to the SAFE Act.” Regardless of whether the guns were “illegal under the SAFE Act,” they were guns, and he sold them to an admitted felon. So while I appreciate the sentiment, I think those folks are backing the wrong horse.
Richard Ryan makes a short video of a Daniel Defense MK18 SBR in full auto mode. Note that second muzzle brake flash. That’s the guy that always ends up next to me at the range.
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