Springfield Armory Daily Digest: Top Guns, Mouse Guns, and Campus Guns

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Betcha can’t guess what number two is: Top Guns: What Americans Are Buying – “Gun sales are hitting the bullseye. Gun manufacturers, sports retailers, and even the FBI have noted a record numbers of sales and background checks, as reported by FOXBusiness.comOpens a New Window. The firearms industry is worth a whopping estimated $15 billion, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation says the industry accounted for $49.29 billion in total economic activity in 2015.”

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2 Charged With Trying to Bring Guns Into Disney World Parks – Authorities in Florida say two guests who tried to carry guns into Walt Disney World theme parks have been charged with carrying a concealed firearm. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says 61-year-old Michael Langston of Louisiana was arrested at Epcot, and 23-year-old Baleigh Turner of Alabama was arrested at Disney’s Animal Kingdom a short time later on Monday.

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Georgia to New York…GFY: New York to Georgia: Toughen up your gun laws – “In a study released this week, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman blamed lax gun laws in states such as Georgia for much of the violent crime that occurs in New York state. New York has some of the nation’s strictest gun-control laws: It bans so-called assault weapons; prohibits the sale of high-capacity magazines; requires background checks on buyers in all firearms transactions, including private and gun-show sales; and issues licenses to people who legally buy handguns.”

Fear and loathing in the great white north: Maxime Bernier Says People Should Stop ‘Freaking Out’ Because He Likes Guns – “Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier says he wasn’t fundraising off of his support for guns — but now he is. In his latest fundraising note to Tory members, Bernier took aim at some of the pundits on Wednesday’s edition of ‘Power & Politics,’ the daily political show on the CBC News Network. Bernier said the commentators were ‘freaking out’ because he was fundraising from firearms.”

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Students threatening to transfer, faculty saying they’ll retire…it’s Texas all over again: KU students, teacher protest impending change allowing guns on campus – “Students at the University of Kansas are working to keep guns off campus next year. A Kansas law takes effect in July that allows anyone on campus to carry a concealed gun without a license. Some on campus think the change will make KU safer, but others oppose the change.”

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  1. avatar James says:

    So whiny faculty who barely teach any classes and propagandize when they do, snowflake students that get offended at pretty much anything, are going to transfer or quit, this is a problem how?

    Sounds like win win to me. You can get profs actually interested in educating and lose the over sensitive students that do nothing but complain they don’t like things.

    1. avatar nativeson says:

      My thoughts exactly. College campuses throughout the country would be greatly improved if they could rid themselves of the leftists professors and activists who have turned them into Stalinist re-education centers. Unfortunately, I don’t expect any of these leftists to actually leave Lawrence.

  2. avatar bLoving says:

    Okay, so I clicked it…
    Fox Business didn’t say what the number two was in any category, only what the number ones were…

    I missed a joke, didn’t I?

    1. avatar VaqueroJustice says:

      The joke was the most popular handgun “guage”

      1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

        Yes, the correct answer would be .410.

  3. avatar Geoff PR says:

    “Arrest reports say Langston revealed his gun after a Disney security officer selected him for a random metal detector screening, while Turner’s weapon turned up in a search of her backpack, and neither had a valid concealed weapons permit. Both were released from jail, where records didn’t list attorneys.

    Disney bans guns from its parks, and even guests with weapons permits can face trespassing charges.”

    OK, that ‘splaines it.

    I was wondering why they were charged when Florida’s signs have no force of law.

    Carrying without a permit will get you a ride downtown…

    1. avatar GS650G says:

      Neither had CCW permits so there is the problem. Disney will ask you to leave the property and if you refuse they can go the trespass route.

    2. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Gotta wonder how many they catch each day *with* CCL.

  4. avatar former water walker says:

    NY sticks their snout into everyone’s business. Reminds me of a certain large midwest burg…

  5. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

    Not sure I buy it on the Rough Rider. I know they’re cheap but I’ve never come across one or anyone who owned one. Meanwhile Ruger’s cranking out 40,000+ GP 100s every year ( http://www.ruger.com/service/productHistory/RE-GP100.html )

    1. avatar bLoving says:

      If you have a couple of bones laying about, go get one. At less than $200 you can almost afford to not like it, but you probably will because “.22s make people smile”.

      1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

        “.22s make people smile”

        No argument here. On those rare occasions when I find it in stock I find a cheesy grin creeping across my face.

        1. avatar Chris T from KY says:

          We have plenty of 22 in Kentucky and Tennessee. My ruger 10/22 and Henry are well fed here.

  6. avatar Vhyrus says:

    What is that red thing sticking out that guys gun?

    1. avatar Phil L. says:

      My guess: That gun is being held by a beginner student who is still learning grip, stance, etc. You’re seeing a chamber flag, a separate visual indicator that the chamber is empty. Given the squinty look on his face – and the lack of eye protection – the chamber flag is a good reminder for both teacher and student that the gun won’t go “bang” just yet.

    2. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      Nerf dart.

  7. avatar Rick the Bear (now in NH!!) says:

    We’ll, if the parks are _that_ serious about keeping guns out, I guess that they don’t want me there.

  8. avatar CarlosT says:

    #HawksNotGlocks… Has anyone ever looked into falconry as a self-defense option? It doesn’t seem very practical, but I have to admit it would have quite a bit of panache. I imagine the numbers for DHUs (defensive hawk uses) have to be extremely low.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      The panache wears off real quick when scraping up the bird sh!t on a daily basis… 🙂

      1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

        patina is different.

    2. avatar Ing says:

      Hawks are for wimps. The Raptor Club students on campus where I work carry full-sized Golden Eagles around.

      BTW, my daughter says “what’s up bois, get rekt!”

      1. avatar Alex Waits says:

        an English class should be in her future : \

        1. avatar Ing says:

          She’s a very talented writer who just happens to speak in modern Memeglish. One of her books will probably be in your future. Boi. Get rekt. 🙂

  9. avatar Jp says:

    But what happens if the glock your hawk???? Hawks are way more expensive. Food vet training….

  10. avatar PistolPete037 says:

    Georgia to New York: “We have laxened our gun laws. Pray that we do not laxen them any further.”

    1. avatar Vhyrus says:

      We have altered our laws. Pray we do not alter them any further.

    2. avatar Ing says:

      Heh. Georgia’s got NY over a barrel on this one, doesn’t it.

    3. avatar Stinkeye says:

      I think the word you’re looking for is “relaxed”.

      1. avatar Matt says:

        I believe that the term the original poster was intending to use was “Slackened” but his intent was clear enough to pick up on.

      2. avatar Mister Fleas says:

        New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says “lax”.

  11. avatar tearlach65 says:

    Someone should start selling fans and smelling salts to those special students and faculty at the University of Kansas to help them with their “case of the vapours”.

  12. avatar GS650G says:

    The heritage arms is a piece of crap.

    1. avatar Cloudbuster says:

      Nope. Perfectly good, fun gun for the price. You’re not going to be taking it to target matches, but for plinking it’s just fine. I carry one on the farm frequently. In .22 magnum it can take out a groundhog easily, a coyote if you’ve got a good enough shot.

    2. avatar Stinkeye says:

      But it’s cheap as hell, which explains why they sell so many of ’em.

  13. avatar Hank says:

    Typical New York. What a trash heap.

    1. avatar Rad Man says:

      The worst part, imho, is the fact that Manhattan is an absolute blast of a town to live in. Now if the politicians would just stop effing it up…

    2. avatar LarryinTX says:

      How do people reach such high positions while remaining so blind? The laws they have clearly do not accomplish what was intended, so they want to force those same ineffective laws on someone whose laws *are* accomplishing what they themselves want, instead of adopting the laws (in this case of Georgia) which actually work? How can you even approach twisting logic into such a pretzel?

  14. avatar Kendahl says:

    As a K-State graduate, it warms my heart to watch the KUers make fools of themselves yet again.

  15. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    A message from Georgia to the NY Attorney General: Much like yourself guns are only tools. If you don’t like how your subjects are using those tools take it up with them, since they are the fools that elected you. In any case, stop your whiny assed bitching about what we do with our freedom!

  16. avatar pcb_duffer says:

    Walt Disney World (the one in Florida, for those who might not know) is very much a law unto themselves. They are private property, and granted extraordinary, near governmental powers by the Reedy Creek Improvement District Act that essentially created the place. In the end, they can prohibit firearms from their property, just like I can prohibit cell phones from mine.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Right. Do they have the facilities and personnel to arrest and imprison you, as well?

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        Personnel, you bet your ass. The ‘Magic Kingdom’ is kept under constant surveillance, they are paranoid about a terror attack.

        Remember when the Pulse shooting took place? Afterwards it was found that jihaddi-boy’s looking around was picked up on by their security…

  17. avatar I1ULUZ says:

    NY AG is setting up the ground work for a Hitlerary White House to push congress into adopting their rules for all of us. The timing is not by chance, they know that other states will not listen but if they seize control of DC they can force new laws on interstate transporting of firearms, which could affect buying online and having them sent to a FFL, an end around play. Much like a NFA SBR, you have to ask permission to cross state lines with it.

    Note the NY AG shut down Trump’s foundation for taking campaign funds but Clinton Inc, I mean foundation is still sucking in millions.

  18. avatar Brian says:

    Simple two word answer GA’s Attorney General should give: “Bu99er off!”

  19. avatar gargoil says:

    all right guys, put your money where your mouth is. we need to show support for Maxime Bernier.

  20. avatar Alex Waits says:

    Brody: Where is the Ark?
    Maj. Eaton: I thought we’d settled that. The Ark is somewhere very safe.
    Jones: From whom?
    Brody: The Ark is a source of unspeakable power and it has to be researched!
    Maj. Eaton: And it will be, I assure you, Doctor Brody, Doctor Jones. We have top men working on it right now.
    Jones: Who?!
    Maj. Eaton: Top… men.

  21. avatar Docduracoat says:

    Pistol Pete and Vhyrus with “Star Wars” references win the Internet for today!

  22. avatar Luke Yarasheski says:

    If they were gonna make a group that ridiculous they should have thought “Hm we better use a glock in our logo. The gun people will probably spot it immediately if we dont”

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