U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom – “A federal air marshal on a flight earlier this month from England to New York left her loaded service weapon in the aircraft’s bathroom where a passenger found it, four marshals familiar with the incident said. The passenger gave the weapon to a member of the flight crew, who returned it to the air marshal. But the marshal, who is based in the New York region, failed to report the incident to her superiors, as required by agency policy, until several days later. The incident happened on April 6, aboard a Delta flight from Manchester to Kennedy International Airport.” Looks like Delta will have to start zip-tying air marshals’ guns into their holsters.
Pelican Gun Cases Bans Guns? – “Virginia Citizens Defense League member Carter Garnett, sent me a photo of a “no guns” sign which says, “No concealed weapons allowed on this property,” which is posted on the door of Pelican Products in Front Royal, Va. Pelican Products produces custom cases and inserts for guns and other items. The cases are designed on the Internet by the client and the resulting inserts are then shipped to the client. I contacted a manager, who was polite and professional. He said that Pelican is not open to the public the way a store in a mall would be. Generally the only customers who come into the facility are larger clients with an appointment. The sign is there because they’ve had problems with people from ‘agencies’ leaving loaded guns on their property.” Which “agencies” do you think were the offenders?
Well, that depends . . . .357 Magnum Recoil: Is It Too Much? – “There is a cost for getting that superior bullet penetration and expansion we see with the magnum loads, and the price has to be paid in recoil. A lot of people seem to think that recoil management is simply a matter of pain tolerance. Well, you can grit your teeth and shoot your way through the discomfort, but you can’t defy the laws of physics. At some point, the recoil and muzzle flip and muzzle blast are going to have an adverse effect on your ability to hit the target. So the question is, ‘Where do we draw the line?’ How much recoil is so much that it is no longer worth the potential gain in ballistic effectiveness?”
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How about starting with the four rules? . . . NFL To Broncos Aqib Talib: Take A Firearm Safety Course – “Members of the Denver Broncos ‘No Fly Zone’ secondary are relieved that star Aqib Talib won’t face a suspension over the shooting in Dallas last year in which the All-Pro cornerback admitted he accidentally shot himself. … Talib received a letter from the league recently informing him he wouldn’t be suspended or fined over the shooting. However, the NFL also notified Talib that he ‘must complete a firearm safety course and must supply the league a list of all firearms he owns,’ NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said.”
Call Alabama’s FFLs Deacon Blues . . . Alabama is No. 1 … for losing guns – “The number of guns reported lost from federally licensed firearm dealers and pawn shops in Alabama is the highest in the country, according to a new government report. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives report shows Alabama’s number of lost weapons in 2016 more than tripled from the previous year, going from 277 to 842. Four years ago, the number of lost guns in the state was 119. The report also shows thefts of firearms from licensed dealers in Alabama has gone up significantly, too — from 204 in 2015 to 340 in 2016.”
What, he couldn’t have just gone to a whore house or bought a Corvette like every other middle-aged guy? . . . FBI: Austin man with 13 guns plotted mass shooting for 50th birthday – “Steven Boehle wanted to celebrate his 50th birthday last week with a mass shooting and had obtained 13 firearms and more than 1,100 rounds of ammunition to carry out the plan, a federal agent testified Thursday. Boehle, of Austin, called his April 13 birthday ‘Holy Day,’ according to a confidential source who tipped off authorities to the scheme and described the defendant as someone who ‘exhibits sovereign citizen extremism ideology.’ The source also revealed Boehle requested that the source videotape the attack, FBI agent Bryant Berthold testified in U.S. District Court.”
Apparently? Police: 2 Boys Accused in School Shooting Plot Had No Guns . . . “Police say two students accused of planning to carry out a shooting at their suburban Chicago middle school didn’t have any weapons nor apparently any access to guns. Police in Skokie said in a statement that a student at McCracken Middle School learned that she was a possible target and told school officials. Police responded Wednesday and took two boys, ages 13 and 14, into custody. Police announced Thursday evening that no weapons were recovered and that the boys, who are from Skokie, have been released pending possible charges as juveniles.”
Racking a pistol with your finger on the trigger? I think Mr. Fournet’s students here have more problems than just racking.