Another argument against the general? . . . What David Petraeus as Secretary of State Would Mean for Gun Owners – “(E)arlier this year Petraeus joined with Gabrielle Giffords’ husband, Mark Kelly, to form a gun control group, Veterans Coalition for Common Sense. That’s been widely reported. But the Secretary of State doesn’t have anything to do with gun policy, right? Wrong. The State Department interprets and enforces the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, which ‘control[s] the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List (USML).’ ITAR’s regulations implement the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act.”
SIG SAUER Electro-Optics Partners with Applied Ballistics to Build the Ultimate Long-Distance Ballistic Rangefinder – SIG SAUER, Inc. and the SIG SAUER Electro-Optics Division is proud to announce the arrival of the KILO2400 ABS rangefinder. The KILO2400ABS is the world’s most advanced rangefinder, featuring an embedded Applied Ballistics calculator, onboard environmental sensors and Bluetooth for synchronizing custom profiles with a free, downloadable ballistic app for both iOS and Android smartphones.
They don’t like it when you fight back against lawfare . . . Massachusetts AG Maura Healey asks for dismissal of Remington gun suit – “Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is asking a judge to dismiss a complaint by gun manufacturer Remington challenging Healey’s request for company documents. Healey filed the motion in Suffolk County Superior Court weeks after a judge ruled in her favor in a similar case. Glock and Remington had both filed lawsuits challenging Healey’s requests for documents in court. Healey has been conducting an investigation into whether the gun manufacturers are complying with the state’s consumer protection laws as they relate to gun safety.”
What If the M2 Browning Had Become a Tank Killer? – “As it would turn out, all anti-tank rifles became quickly obsolete once World War II got into gear. Tank armor increased in thickness very quickly, and by 1942 virtually all new tanks were impervious to the anti-tank rifles of the 1930s. This would relegate those rifles to use again targets like pillboxes, light vehicles, aircraft on the ground, fuel tanks, etc. New technologies like shaped-charge explosives would be developed to counter the stronger tanks. Those roles continue to exist to this day, with explosive missiles being the primary infantry weapon against armored vehicles and large-caliber rifles being used for attacking light vehicles and installations.”
Stevens Adds Four Enhanced Over-Under Shotguns to its 555 Lineup – “Stevens by Savage Arms is pleased to announce its extension of 555 over-under shotgun product line by adding four upgraded and laser engraved models priced less than $865. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers. Stevens has dovetailed performance and value in its new 555 over-under shotgun. Its light aluminum receiver is scaled to gauge and incorporates a steel insert that reinforces the breech, minimizing weight and maximizing strength. The fast-handling 555 Enhanced features upgrades that include Imperial walnut stock and forearm, auto shell ejector and laser-engraved Filigree ornament receiver.:
They’re scraping the bottom of the barrel to find reasons to hang onto Obamacare . . . Why Gunshot Victims Have Reason to Like the Affordable Care Act – “The three bullets have been inside Mr. Berry, 41, for more than two decades, pumped into him when he was a teenager near St. Louis. Now, after years without health coverage, besieged by untreated nerve painand hunched over a cane, he finally has the golden ticket to get the medical procedures that will bring relief: a Medicaid card. This is a surprising effect of the Affordable Care Act, the landmark health care law that now faces an uncertain future given the Republican Party’s victory in the presidential election and its control of both houses of Congress.”
Life in the Big Apple . . . Four arrested at luxe hotel after flashing BB guns on Facebook – “The Emergency Service Unit personnel responded to the posh Lexington Avenue hotel in bulletproof vests with NYPD dogs. Police entered the room, where they found six BB guns along with drug paraphernalia, and arrested those inside. The individuals had allegedly been livestreaming video of themselves on Facebook while posing with the faux weaponry. The investigation was ongoing. It was unclear what laws were broken, or if the individuals would face any charges.”