Is the conventional wisdom all wrong? . . . NSSF-Adjusted NICS Background Checks for March 2017 – “The March 2017 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,356,929 is an increase of 5.2 percent compared to the March 2016 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,289,670. For comparison, the unadjusted March 2017 FBI NICS figure of 2,422,749 reflects a 3.4 percent decrease from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 2,509,065 in March 2016. The first quarter 2017 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 3,693,502 is a decrease of 10.8 percent over the 4,139,791 figure for first quarter 2016.”
Sonic, Chili’s join restaurants with no-guns policy – “Two more restaurant chains are adding their names to the list of eateries that have adopted a no-guns policy. Sonic Drive-In and Chili’s Grill & Bar issued statements Friday asking patrons to leave their guns at home. USA Today reported Saturday that the announcements were prompted by recent demonstrations by open-carry activists who brought rifles and shotguns into Sonic, Chili’s and Chipotle Mexican Grill outlets in Texas.” Wonder if Chili’s will want to re-think this now.
SIG SAUER® Introduces SIG HT Hunting Ammunition in 308 Win – “SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to expand its SIG HT hunting line of premium-grade rifle ammunition with the addition of 308 Win. Featuring an all-copper bullet that delivers deep penetration and maximum terminal ballistic performance, SIG HT ammunition is supremely accurate and ideal for hunting numerous species of game. The 150gr 308 Win features a muzzle velocity of 2,900 fps and muzzle energy of 2,801 ft-lbs. This SIG HT 308 Win cartridge is excellent for mid-sized game such as deer, antelope, pigs and predators.”
On ‘Hollywood Weapons,’ Terry Schappert puts action stunts to the ultimate test – “Terry Schappert was basically born to host ‘Hollywood Weapons’ on the Outdoor Channel. As a former Green Beret with over 24 years of military experience, Schappert has an intimate knowledge of the weapons, explosives and war-time scenarios that most of us have only seen on the big screen — and now, he’s ready to show viewers where fact meets fiction. The show’s producer, acclaimed actor Joe Mantegna, describes ‘Hollwood Weapons‘ as ‘Mythbusters on steroids,’ and he’s not exaggerating. Each week, Schappert and his team recreate the most explosively over-the-top scenes from blockbuster films and TV, all to answer one question: Can that really be done?
It’s about safety . . . Underreported: How Gun Silencers Became a Health Issue – “Most people only know about silencers from what they see in the movies—a stealthy gun accessory that helps criminals more easily kill by suppressing the sound of the gunshot. But silencers, some say, is a misleading way to describe these firearm accessories. Why? Because they don’t actually silence the sound of a gunshot. In a brand new video series, ‘Underreported,’ The Daily Signal digs into the controversy surrounding silencers—or ‘suppressors,’ as gun advocates prefer to call them. We explore why firearm suppressors are so heavily regulated; speak with Sen. Mike Crapo, a Republican from Idaho who’s leading the charge to lift these regulations; and head to the National Rifle Association to see how they actually work.”
STI Introduces The Optic And Suppresor Ready H.O.S.T. Pistol – “The H.O.S.T. (holographic optic slide top) Pistol from STI was designed to be a serious platform for shooters using optics and/or suppressors. The H.O.S.T. Pistol has tall tritium fixed suppressor sights that are designed to co-witness with mounted optics, allowing shooters to see both the target and sights over the suppressor. The top of the slide is milled out to accept a micro red-dot optic. The pistol comes with a cover plate and adaptor plates for Leupold Delta Point, Vortex Viper and Trijicon RMR sights. (Sights not included)”
When seconds count, FOAD . . . Police tell Florida woman to ‘stop calling 911’ hours before her death – “Police told a Florida woman to ‘stop calling 911’ hours before she and her son were fatally shot last week, according to police body camera footage obtained by a local TV station. Sanford police were called twice on March 27 to mediate an altercation between Latina Verneta Herring, 35, and her boyfriend Allen Dion Cashe, 31, WESH-TV reported. Police first responded to the duo, who were fighting over keys at a Wawa gas station at 3:20 a.m., and 20 minutes later responded to a call at Herring’s house.”
Slow progress in a deep blue state . . . Gun owners reflect on three years with concealed carry – “Doug Williams was one of the first in the state to obtain a concealed carry instructor permit and taught his first class in January 2014, the month the program started. Since then, Williams, the owner and founder of Central Illinois Conceal Carry in Peoria, has held monthly classes and has trained about 1,000 people to exercise their constitutional right to carry a firearm. ‘I am not a gung-ho, in-your-face protester guy, but I am passionate about all our rights and having a firearm is exercising your God-given right,’ he said. Williams, 47, is one of nearly 224,000 statewide who have completed training and paid money to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun.”
You might think that after all the great guns he’s shot that Hickok45 might become jaded. That nothing would really make much of an impression on him any more. You might think that, but you’d be wrong.