It’s time to enact a constitutional brewing law in the Old Dominion: This Couple Is Having an Easier Time Selling Guns Than Coffee – “Bullets & Beans—which the couple opened in August in the Loudoun County hamlet of Hamilton—was designed as a hybrid coffee shop and gun store. Except, for now, Bullets & Beans can sell only one of the items in its name. In this corner of Virginia, it turns out, it’s less complicated to get permission to sell guns than to sell coffee.”
When the Shooting Stops: The Emerging Risk of Active Shooters – “Aside from recovering from the physical and emotional harm, and potential loss of life, the affected entities must pick up the pieces and respond to the situation. There is also the likelihood of lawsuits from allegations of negligence that allowed the incident to happen in the first place. Currently, says John Powter, president of GDP Advisors in McKinney, Texas, there is a misconception among clients that their insurance policy covers an active shooter event. Insureds may also believe that active shooter incidents are automatically covered by terrorism insurance, all of which can lead to a debate between insureds and their carriers.” Will the policies also cover lawsuits stemming from insureds who choose to make their establishments gun-free zones?
We’re all civilians: California police officers required to lock up guns after bill signed into law – “Law enforcement officers must lock up their guns left in unattended vehicles or face fines of $1,000, under a bill signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The new law – which had been in the works for months and puts officers in the same camp as civilians in storing weapons – came a day after a Register investigation found that at least 329 police firearms were reported lost or stolen from Southern California law enforcement agencies during the past five years.”
As we all do: Donald Trump Jr. Talks Guns and His Wife’s Concealed Carry Permit: ‘She Needs It’ – “She has a concealed weapons permit. She practices with me and she enjoys it. It’s a big part of our lifestyle. And we need to be able to defend ourselves. My wife, as athletic as she may be, she realizes she’s not going to go – she can’t go one-on-one with a criminal looking to do her harm. But the fact that she knows it’s there, and the fact that she knows how to use that, lets her sleep a little bit easier at night when she’s at home and I’m not.”
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Government is just another word for the things we choose to do together: More than 2,000 illegal gun sales have gone forward due to dispute over what a ‘fugitive’ means, audit finds – “Federal law ostensibly bars fugitives from buying firearms — but the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives disagree over who falls into that category. An audit from the Justice Department inspector general found that the dispute resulted in hundreds of transactions between 1999 and 2015 that otherwise should have been denied, according to a release from the Office of the Inspector General.”
I spent some time with the folks at Remington this week seeing some of the new products they have in store. If I told you about them now, I’d have to kill you (and they’d probably kill me). In the mean time, here’s a video our friends at SHWAT.com filled at Big Green’s 1200 acre ammo plant in Arkansas. Enjoy.