Gosh, wonder what else we’ll unearth at the ATF under the new administration . . . Obama DOJ Failed to Stop Mexican Cartel Murder of ICE Agent with Smuggled Guns – “The Obama administration had numerous opportunities to arrest Mexican drug and weapons traffickers before murdering a federal U.S. agent and seriously wounding his partner but opted for the hands-off approach, a new federal audit reveals. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which operates under the Department of Justice (DOJ), should have stopped the traffickers—members of the Los Zetas organization—long before the Immigration and Customs (ICE) agents were ambushed in Mexico with firearms smuggled south of the border thanks to a once-secret Obama administration gun-running operation.”
Is this the hope or the glory? . . . Armed police will no longer be automatically suspended for using their guns – Armed police will no longer be automatically suspended for firing their guns, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced. She told MPs that firearms officers would only be suspended from duty in “exceptional circumstances” – and emphasised there was no rule preventing them from shooting first. Her announcement came after a Tory MP claimed the current rules were “not fit for purpose” as many officers feared they would spend years under investigation just for using their guns.”
Oooh! A rice-colored RONI . . . LIMITED EDITION White Micro RONI® Stabilizer Pistol Conversion Model – No NFA Paperwork, No Tax Stamp, or No Wait Period – “CAA, developers and manufacturers of advanced battle-tested firearms accessories, developed a limited number of the Micro RONI Stabilizer pistol carbine conversion in an interstellar White for a clean, futuristic look.”
The Gun Lovers No One Talks About – “’I don’t really like that kind of traditional gun store experience where you go in, you’ve got Islamaphobic shit, really, really right wing stuff. Just the whole kind of, ‘Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge. Fuck the other guys,” he said. ‘That’s also part of the reason I felt like I wanted to start my own store.’ Seifert isn’t alone. Membership increased by 10 percent since election for the Liberal Gun Club, which provides ‘a voice for gun-owning liberals and moderates in the national conversation on gun rights.’ Vocativ found an entire subreddit dedicated to Liberal Gun Owners, a four-year old community that has close to 7,000 subscribers and includes a thread dedicated to liberal gun stores.” And yet these “liberal gun store” owners vote for politicians who want nothing more than to curtail their rights…and their business.
The Hunting Plot that Keeps On Giving – “Evolved Harvest, the industry leader and expert in wildlife nutrition, offers hunters and professional wildlife managers a variety of high-performance forage-grade Brassica seed blends. New for 2017, Evolved introduces Shot Plot, an exceptionally fast-growing, high protein forage turnip / forage rape blend that’s ideal for late-season hunting plots, while providing loads of critical nutrition for deer during the winter hardship period. When properly planted and managed, each 10-lb. bag of Shot Plot seed is capable of producing an astounding 16 tons of forage”.
Massive gun bust is biggest in Brooklyn history: authorities – “They were running guns — and their mouths. Brooklyn cops broke up a huge, Virginia-based weapons-smuggling outfit and seized 217 weapons — the biggest firearms bust in the borough’s history, authorities said Wednesday. Gun runners were caught on tape boasting about the commonwealth’s weaker gun laws that allowed them to easily assemble their cache of weapons, which they sold up north, according to police and prosecutors.”
NY state settles with 7 toy sellers over realistic fake guns sold in Central NY – “Seven toy wholesalers have agreed to pay fines to New York state and stop shipping toy guns that look too real. A total of 1,936 of the realistic toy guns were sold mostly online in New York state, including in Central New York, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman annnounced today. The wholesalers were selling the toy guns as third parties on Amazon.com on the internet, Schneiderman said. The guns were sold in nearly every part of the state, he said.” Of course, now a plastic river of toy guns will begin flowing into New York from lawless states like Virginia.
Brownells Seeks A Few Good Gunsmiths For Cover of Big Book #70 – Grinnell, Iowa — Brownells is issuing an open casting call to gunsmiths for the cover of the next “Big Book” catalog to celebrate the 70th year of its publication. Long regarded as the unofficial “Bible” of the gun industry, the Big Book is famous for its amazing selection of thousands of the best gunsmithing tools and products, and its large, horizontal format. Some lucky gunsmith will see a photograph of himself and his shop splashed across the 12″ x 9″ cover of Big Book #70, which will be distributed to gunsmiths and dedicated hobbyists across the United States and around the world. Contestants can enter for their chance to grace the cover of Big Book #70 two different ways. They can email their best photos of their gunsmith shop or work area to Contests@Brownells.com, or post the photos on social media and use the hashtag #BB70.
Ramsey gun range vote postponed – “The council was slated to vote to amend a 1961 ordinance that prohibits the firing of “any pistol, shotgun, rifle or other type of firearms anywhere in the borough.” The ordinance currently contains an exemption for gun ranges, which the council wants to remove. Per Borough Attorney Peter Scandariato, the ordinance was tabled so he and international law firm Troutman Sanders – which was hired by the borough on a pro bono basis – could review recent Second Amendment cases around the country and possibly modify the council’s ordinance.”
JAGDHUND’S Traditional Hunting Clothing Now Available in the U.S. – “Steeped in tradition, quality and innovation, the Austrian-headquartered JAGDHUND clothing line is now available to U.S. consumers exclusively through Steyr Arms. JAGDHUND offers a full line of stylish yet functional men’s and women’s jackets, shirts, pants, boots, hats and accessories rooted in the classic European design traditions for hunting and shooting. Combining all-natural materials such as wool, camel hair, and cotton, the company offers the U.S. consumer a classic design and appearance for both hunting and social occasions without ever having to compromise on details or design.”