A giant anti-gun billboard in Boston is coming down. The 250-foot-long billboard (above) has occupied the side of a parking garage near Fenway Park for 19 years, displaying various gun control messages. Most recently, it promoted a federal assault weapons ban, and had an electronic counter displaying the number of Americans killed by guns (45,000, irrespective of method/mode, of course) since the December 2012 Newtown shooting. The billboard is coming down because the parking garage was sold to the parent company of the Boston Red Sox, and part of the sale . . .
agreement was that the billboard must be removed by March of next year. The owner hopes to find an equally visible place to relocate the billboard, which is currently seen by some 150,000 vehicles per day.
Your Lockdown of the Day™ comes from Fairfield, Stockton, England, and it’s actually an evacuation. A student brought in some old ammunition to show his history class, and police were called and the building cleared. But this wasn’t any old ammunition. He’d been diving over the weekend and found some old military ammunition on the seabed. That stuff can be pretty unstable, so the precautions would seem to be warranted in this case. The ammunition was discovered upon investigation to be damaged wartime shells, and was removed safely. Still, made for an interesting afternoon, I’m sure.
A gun buy-up in Freehold, NJ over the weekend yielded 359 firearms, including 59 semi-automatic handguns, 157 revolvers, 52 shotguns, 56 rifles, and best of all, five assault weapons. You ready for the list of assault weapons? A MAC-10 with sound suppressor and high-capacity magazines; an SKS Soviet military-style semi-automatic weapon with fixed bayonet; a Marlin Model 99 .22-cal. Rifle; an Arsenal SLR-95 AK-47 reproduction model; and an M-1 carbine military assault rifle. Scary stuff, those.
From The Tactical Wire – Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP), one of the most respected names in law enforcement products, is now shipping the innovative new LockWrite Pen. This patented, fully funtional writing instrument is combined with a heat treated, ASP quality, handcuff key. The LockWrite Pen is the brainchild of Officer Travis Roemmele, a working police officer in Riverdale, NJ and an ASP Handcuff Instructor. Roemmele’s innovative idea combines two commonly used tools of the public safety professional into one safe, convenient means to carry and access a handcuff key.The handcuff key is ASP’s strongest. It’s made with heat treated, polished and plated 4140 steel – the same alloy used in ASP’s most durable batons. The unique design of the LockWrite Pen makes it easy to switch between the tactical and practical functions. With just a click, police officers can slide the cartridge to write or retract the ink cartridge to use the handcuff key.
tnoutdoors9 is one of my top go-to sources for ammo reviews, but occasionally he branches out and looks at other things. Here’s his review of the SureFire P2X Fury Tactical flashlight. This review shows the same attention to detail that those of you familiar with his ammo videos will recognize and appreciate.