80% Arms, who as their name would suggest, make their money selling 80% lowers and milling jigs, has announced a new product that they’re sure will make a splash (if you throw it in a lake). Their new 0% billet AR-15 lower receiver is ready for you to turn into the rifle of your dreams, with just a few easy steps. 80% Arms notes that these solid bricks of aluminum are heavy and have sharp edges, making them a useful weapon if thrown at an attacker. They’re available for only $28.99 (plus shipping) over at their site, and are in stock as of this writing, so don’t miss out. Read on for the Lockdown of the Day™ and other news from around the world and around the web . . .
Your Lockdown of the Day™ comes from Roseville, California. Heald College and a nearby charter school were both placed on lockdown this morning due to a rumor that a student wandering the hallways had a gun. One student was quoted as saying, “They said some girl had a gun looking for a teacher or someone. She was knocking on classroom windows and looking in classes.” The woman wandered her way into a criminal justice classroom where she continued “acting erratically.” She was detained by one of the criminal justice instructors, a former police officer, until law enforcement arrived, at which point she began sticking her tongue out at the cops and “flipping them off.” She was taken into custody and will undergo a psych eval, and while there won’t be any criminal charges, her future at the school is subject to review, due to a student conduct policy that includes threats to the school campus.
The Beaufort (SC) Observer republished an article on traveling with firearms from U.S. Law Shield, originally published on USLS’s blog, the Gun Law Gazette. The article specifically addresses the federal statute that is supposed to cover folks who are traveling, but notes that it’s not always the case with the following paragraph:
To make matters even worse for firearms travelers, even if a person qualifies for protection under the federal Safe Passage provision, New Jersey and New York seem quite proud to treat this protection as an affirmative defense. This means that someone can be arrested even though they were meeting all of the requirements under the federal statute. Then, they would have go to court to assert this defense. In other words, while a person could beat the rap, they will not beat the ride! This becomes even more troublesome in the instance of someone who is legally flying with their firearm, and then due to flight complications must land in New Jersey or New York, as many have been arrested or threatened with arrest.
Isn’t it awesome when entire states can blatantly and flagrantly flout the law with zero repercussions? Makes you wonder why anyone would ever want to have anything to do with them. Well, it makes me wonder.
GunBroker recently released a list of the Top 5 best selling firearms on their site for the month of April, broken out by New and Used condition, as well as combined for some categories. SIG Sauer did well last month, holding 3 of the 5 slots for new semi-auto pistols, with their 1911 holding down the #1 spot. Interesting to me was that the much beleaguered of late Remington 700 held the top Bolt Action Rifle slot for both new and used. It appears that the recall hasn’t hurt their sales yet. The venerable Ruger 10/22 held the top spot in both new and used semi-auto rifles, and the Ruger GP-100 took top honors among new revolvers. You can find the rest of the list here.
From The Tactical Wire – Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR), announces an all-new Predator version of the Ruger American Rifle® – the 100% American-made rifle that set a new standard of excellence among full-featured, bolt-action rifles. The Ruger American Rifle® Predator model includes all the features of the original Ruger American Rifle®, plus a moss green stock, a heavier tapered, threaded barrel and a factory installed one-piece aluminum scope rail. It is available in six calibers – .223 Rem (featuring a 1:8 Twist), .204 Ruger, .22-250 Rem., .243 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Win. The Predator retains the Ruger American Rifle’s three-lug, 70 degree bolt that provides ample scope clearance. The bolt also utilizes a full diameter body and dual cocking cams for smooth, easy cycling from the shoulder. The reliable four-round (five-round for .223 Rem. and .204 Ruger) rotary magazine fits flush with the stock and offers the smooth feed that has become the hallmark of Ruger® rotary magazines.
Demolition Ranch brings us the Manliest Way to Blow Bubbles. Because a 12 gauge makes everything better. And more manly.
More than anyone else on YouTube, these guys remind me of me and my friends, just goofing off and having a good time doing it.