If aerial hog hunting no longer floats your boat (so to speak) . . . Dubai tour company offers pirate hunting cruises off horn of Africa
Like any proper cruise, you can choose a type of stateroom with offers ranging from the humble sounding “standard inside” to the opulent “Hemingway suite.” The similarities to any other cruise end abruptly when you begin assembling your personal armory. With offerings such as the predictably yielding “bazooka package” and a “mercenary madness” kit, you can personalize your weapons cache almost endlessly. The “mercenary madness” package includes rental of a M107 .50 caliber sniper rifle, an AR 15 assault rifle, and an 18kt gold plated Desert Eagle pistol. Bow and arrows are also available for purists. Flamethrowers can be rented as well, though require a 3 day licensing course prior to departure.Ports of call include the otherworldly Socotra island known for its Dragon’s Blood trees, and Mogadishu – the most dangerous city on the planet.
While this article did not, in fact, appear at cnn.com, the odds seem high that it’s yet another example of fake news.
Why are anti-gun bureaucrats so racist and misogynistic? . . . Problems with Discretion: Few Concealed Handgun Permits Given to Hispanics, Blacks, or Women in Los Angeles County
In 2013, LA Weekly obtained a list of the 341 concealed carry permit holders in Los Angeles County, California. That is only about 0.0045% of the 7.7 million adults living in the county in 2013. As of January this year, there were only 226 permits. By contrast, today over 6.5% of the adult population in the US has permits. LA Weekly pointed out that the people given permits were judges, reserve deputy sheriffs, and a small group who gave campaign contributions or gifts to then-Sheriff Lee Baca.. . . .
(W)e identified the race of 135 people (who were granted a permit): 4 Hispanics (3%), 7 blacks (5.2%), 15 Asians (11.1%), and 109 whites. Only 16 were females (11.9%). Hispanics and women had much lower permitting rates than the general population and the rates that those groups obtained concealed handgun permits in places that don’t allow authorities discretion in determining whether people have a justifiable need to carry a gun for protection. Asians were not as different than their 14.4% of the population in 2013.
Kate Steinle’s murderer says it was the gun’s fault . . . A gun’s history of accidental discharges
Some gun enthusiasts have objected to the Lopez Sanchez defense team’s assertion that the SIG Sauer is known for accidental discharges. They invoke its reputation for quality when fired under ideal conditions. Yet, claims the gun is accident-prone cannot be brushed aside — that’s because the SIG Sauer operates exactly as designed. It’s an elite handgun intended for law enforcement and military personnel who may need to fire it with split second notice. Hence, it has a hair trigger in single-action mode. Even among well-trained users, it has a lengthy history of accidental discharges.
Most police agencies don’t make records public, but those that do reveal disturbing data. In a four-year period (2012-2015), the New York City Police Department reported 54 accidental firearm discharges, 10 involving SIG Sauers. Los Angeles County reported more than 80 accidental discharges between 2010 and 2015, five involving SIG Sauers. From 2005 to January 2011, the San Francisco Police Department reported 29 accidental discharges (a time when it issued SIG Sauers as its primary sidearm).
Don’t like a gun owner in the People’s Republic? Drop a dime on them! . . . Paul Soglin launches immediate gun bounty program for guns used in violent crimes
Mayor Paul Soglin said Tuesday he is launching a gun bounty program, aimed at generating tips about people who use or hoard illegal firearms, using money from his own office budget.
At a news conference Tuesday, Soglin said the city is studying gun bounty programs in other cities, such as Baltimore, but said Madison can no longer wait until those studies are finished. Under the program, which Soglin said is effective immediately, rewards of up to $1,000 will be given to anyone who reports others who possess guns that have been used in shootings or those being stored by people not legally allowed to possess them.
Hogue Knives is pleased to announce the expansion of their automatic knife line to include new EX-A05 models. “Our X5 folder, which was introduced last year, proved to be so popular that our customers wanted to see the same unique design in an automatic version,” said Hogue managing partner and master toolmaker Jim Bruhns. “The result is a lightning fast spring action knife that is a reliable work horse each and every time you need it.”
The EX-A05’s blade is made from cryogenically heat treated CPM154 stainless steel and its edge is hand sharpened and honed for a lasting edge. Available in both spear point and modified wharncliffe styles, the blades are finished with either a tumbled stone wash or a kiln baked black CerakoteTM finish.
The STL has a higher murder rate than Chicago . . . State troopers to begin patrolling St. Louis interstates, freeing up police for violent crime
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is announcing a plan aimed at reducing violence in St. Louis, calling the city “the most dangerous in the United States.”
The plan announced Monday calls for the Missouri State Highway Patrol to help patrol interstate highways in the city, targeting violent felons and saturating areas of high crime. The proposal also calls for the state Department of Corrections to remove what the governor says is 450 criminals from the streets.
Oh, and the Governor’s wife was robbed at gunpoint in the city back in December.
This “research” consisted of interviewing “about a dozen” professors, no doubt selected at random . . . A judge tossed a campus carry suit Friday. But the law’s chilling effect is ‘clear,’ researcher says
At the campus, which he could not identify because of the study’s confidentiality, one professor avoided meeting with a “combative” student out of fear of personal safety.
Another moved office hours to a public space to avoid private conversations with a student who may be carrying. A third said she needed to be “a little more cautious” when she discussed Sigmund Freud and femininity in the classroom. He plans to survey faculty and staff more broadly after these initial results.
Cradit said that future lawsuits against campus carry may be more effective if they are led by students or the institutions themselves. With evidence that teaching changes as a result of campus carry laws, he said, students may argue that they’re receiving a lower-quality education as a result.
News flash: gun owners vote Republican . . . Gun ownership emerges as a divide, can shape political behavior, study finds
Increasingly in presidential elections since 1972, a partisan divide has emerged around guns, as someone who owns one is more likely to support a Republican candidate, according to a new study by University of Kansas researchers.
“While this ‘gun divide’ mimics growing partisan division in the country, it is more than that,” said Mark Joslyn, professor of political science and the study’s lead author. “Gun ownership may include an identity, a long-standing culture that shares identifiable traits and behaviors. The identity appears to have strengthened in recent years, and opposition to it has grown as well.”
FN sure can build ’em. That SilencerCo can, though, wasn’t made for that kind of punishment . . . Suppressor Meltdown! 700 round burst through an M249 SAW!
The suppressor used in this video was a Silencerco SWR branded can. We fired 700 rounds in one continuous burst through a full-auto M249 saw. The can ended up breaking around the 350-400 round mark. The gun itself ran wonderful and had no problems. The only problem we had afterwards was someone was going to have to clean it. We wanted to see how far we could push a full-auto rated suppressor.