Some sneaky gun control legislation out of Illinois… I know, you’re surprised. Democrat Sen. Don Harmon (above) has proposed Illinois Senate Bill 2669, which is being touted by myfoxchicago.com as a positive thing. They say that Harmon is “proposing that signs be put up that say businesses do allow guns inside.” They further say that the proposal “would allow business owners to post clear signs at building entrances and other places on the premises indicating they do allow concealed firearms.” Sounds good, right? For gunnys, that’s like a “shop here” sign. However, my curiosity was piqued when I saw a quote from a local rep of MDA praising the measure. So I went and read the actual bill information. The current concealed carry law says . . .
that private property owners can prohibit carry on their property, and specifies signage requirements for that prohibition. The assumption being that if it’s not specifically prohibited, it’s allowed. Harmon’s bill would reverse that situation, but there is not a single mention of that fundamental reversal in the news story. It would amend the Firearm Concealed Carry Act such that “a person shall not carry a concealed firearm onto private real property of any type without prior permission from the property owner.” It then says that the owner can give that permission by placing a sign indicating that is the case. See how that works? That’s them “allowing” the placement of the sign. Sneaky backdoor anti-gun legislation, combined with a (deliberately?) misleading news story. Quite a trick.
The Mississippi state legislature will soon consider a bill that will offer a sales tax holiday on outdoor gear the first weekend in September, near the start of hunting season. The bill, House Bill 1539, was voted out of committee on Tuesday, and would let residents save the 7% tax on hunting supplies such as guns, ammunition, ATVs, animal feed, tree stands, and boats. Now that it has passed committee, the bill will go to a vote in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
I generally keep it pretty light in the Digest, but as the rhetoric has increased over that last few months, you often find commenters talking about, and almost seeming to lust after, a revolution of sorts. My guess is that many have no idea of what they speak. This guy knows, and my guess is he’d tell you to be careful what you wish for. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Interior Minister said police are prepared to use live ammunition, if necessary. Click the photo for more.
From L.A.G. Tactical via ENDO, “This is our Dianne Feinstein rig. Its approved by CA and NY DOJ for CCW. It is extremely impractical, unnecessarily large and would leave the wearer unable to access their firearm.”
Following a carjacking at the Florida Mall in Orlando Wednesday night in which a shot was fired, my local NBC affiliate WESH had some tips on avoiding a carjacking. Among them were obvious things like “park in a well lit area,” and “check to make sure no one is hiding in or under your car,” and “have your keys in your hand,” and even “if someone is loitering around your car when you approach it, keep walking, then wait until they leave before returning.” Since I’m telling you about it, I’m sure you can guess what wasn’t anywhere on the list: any hint of preparedness to defend yourself, if necessary. Much like the active shooter cards to go on your namebadge that we highlighted yesterday, try to avoid it, but if it happens, just lie back and think of England.
Short and sweet. Jerry Miculek, GLOCK 41 (.45 ACP), and an 18×24 steel plate at 215 yards. ‘Nuff said?
The CZ 75 came up in conversation recently, so here’s Iraqveteran8888 with a pretty good walk around the P07 Duty model. Ryan Finn reviewed a P07 Duty for TTAG back in 2012.
At that price, I may have found my next handgun.