Wait, you mean cops aren’t really against suppressor deregulation? . . . In Case You Missed It: Head of FOP Debunks Gun Control lobby’s Main Argument Against the Hearing Protection Act

Jim Pasco, the head of the Fraternal Order of Police – the nation’s largest police union – debunked the gun control lobby’s primary argument against the Hearing Protection Act in a recent POLITICO article. Here’s what he said:

“With respect to the silencer provision, we have taken a position that we do not object to that provision,” said Pasco. “The reasoning is because silencers are not — and have not been in the recent past — a law enforcement problem.”

Let’s hope so . . . ‘Concealed carry’ ruling could help put gun issue on Supreme Court agenda

“Sometimes the most important thing a court does is not do anything,” Adam Winkler, a University of California, Los Angeles, law professor who has written extensively on the Second Amendment, told the Times. “Because of what the D.C. Circuit didn’t do today, the Supreme Court is now far more likely to take a concealed carry case.”

Second Amendment advocates said the law was too restrictive, and would make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to obtain concealed carry permits. As of June, D.C. police had granted 126 such permits and denied 417 since the law took effect in 2014, the Washington Post reported.

Attorney Alan Gura, who represented some of the gun owners involved in the lawsuit, said Thursday’s ruling exposed flaws in the city’s law.

You’ve seen TruckNutz. Now there’s the TAC-SAC for the AR that has everything.

It’s almost as if those designated gun-free zone laws don’t really work . . . Parents plea for metal detectors after guns brought into school

A North Charleston couple is making a plea for metal detectors to be put in all schools after guns were brought into their kids’ school.

Gerard Caldwell and Tajuana Manners’ 15 and 16 year olds attend North Charleston High School.

Recently police say two students brought guns to that school. One of them accidentally shot himself in a classroom.

Police say another student posted a photo to Facebook that shows him pointing a gun in a bathroom at Stall High School.

New Tenzing TX 7.2 Waist Pack is Ideal for Localized Sits on Stand Or In the Field

Hunters striking out for their favorite stand or blind often travel light. Grunt call, flashlight, knife, rangefinder, ammo, wallet, keys, smartphone, bottle of water, snack and perhaps an extra set of gloves; these are the kinds of essential items that get the nod.

Anyone frequently heading out for morning or afternoon hunts will be thrilled to discover the new Tenzing TX 7.2 Waist Pack. This pint-sized powerhouse waist-pack design has room to spare, with additional, clever features that make it the ideal pack option for localized sits on stand.

 

As a reminder, please don’t harass the elderly and infirm with difficult questions on politics and current events. It’s terribly unkind. Better to let them enjoy their dotage in relative peace and quiet.

Another reason to promote concealed carry . . . Concealed handgun permit holders much less likely to drive recklessly than other drivers

Some public health researchers have attempted to link permitted concealed carry to aggressive or reckless driving.  Before turning to two of the papers by public health researchers, let’s look at some of the data on driving behavior.  Just as handgun permit holders are incredibly law-abiding, they also drive much more responsibly than the general public. . . .

The table shows that, compared to permit holders, permitless individuals are 2.4 times more likely to drive drunk. They are 34.1 times more likely to drive under the influence of a controlled substance, and 10.6 times more likely to drive recklessly.  Across these three types of driving violations, non-permit holders were 12.2 times more likely to be violating the law.

32 Responses to Vedder Holsters Daily Digest: Cops Are OK With Suppressors, Metal Detectors for Gun-Free Zones and Concealed Carriers are Safer Drivers

  1. Nancy is well into her dotage. she keeps calling Trump President Bush. She knows that the Dems don’t have the votes to block the SHARE Act, but still has to spout nonsense. Not that her successor will be any better (after all, it will be a Democrat), she needs to retire. I think she is in a competition with DiFi to see who will be last to go. Sad, sad, sad.

  2. [From the Politico ad mentioned up top, deregulating suppressors and 50 state carry reciprocity]

    “Both proposals are almost certain to pass the House, despite intense opposition from gun-control groups.

    In the Senate, Democrats will likely block the measures. Trump would almost certainly sign such bills if

    they ever got to his desk.”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/21/congress-republicans-gun-rules-silencers-conceal-carry-242988

    Do they know something we don’t?

    • We control the Senate, do we have traitor RINOs that will sink it? (Yeah, I know, RINOs are traitors by default.)

      The best move we can make is to wait until the Progs have a bill they *really* want passed, and tack it on to that.

      And do the same on 50-state carry…

      • As much as I would like to suppressors deregulated, if it means passing a bill that the Democrats *really* want, I’d rather wait. Anything they want is almost by definition a bad, bad thing for the country.

    • They know that the GOP’s ability to pass things in the Senate on a simple up or down vote (the so-called nuclear option) expires at the end of this month (it’s been in place since Reid put it in place back in 2013) which is why they gave up on repealing the ACA and are moving on to taxes where they can probably peal off some Democrats who are up for reelection in competitive states next year.

    • Let’s see if a comment will get through here… mine have been disappearing all day.

      Harry Reid put the “nuclear option” in place back in 2013. It expires at the end of this month and the Senate rules go back to normal. That’s why Republicans gave up on ACA repeal as easily as they did and decided to move on to taxes.

        • You’re correct that I confused the two. Getting more than four hours of sleep a night might be a good idea.

          However, there is no such thing as a “permanent” change of rules in the Senate. In many cases presiding officer can change the procedural rules of the Senate while in others the Rules and Administration Committee can do so (though I don’t think they have the kind of leeway to do such a thing in the way that the House Rules Committee does but I could be wrong about that).

          There’s about a zillion parliamentary tricks in the Senate that change the rules for a Bill, set of Bills or for some level of Bills dealing with something. It’s one of the reasons people hate the Senate. It’s also a reason why having someone with significant experience in the Senate in your leadership is absolutely crucial, so as to make as sure as possible they’re not outmaneuvered by a more experienced person in the other party which has happened even to the majority party when the minority had a shrewd leader.

        • By permanent I meant it is an existing rule that does not expire. No rule or law is permanent in the sense of everlasting.

  3. I’m not gonna grip a pair of nuts at the base of a long shaft… I mean I guess the pink pistols have AR owners too though, so…

  4. [From the Politico ad mentioned up top, deregulating suppressors and 50 state carry reciprocity]

    “Both proposals are almost certain to pass the House, despite intense opposition from gun-control groups.

    In the Senate, Democrats will likely block the measures. Trump would almost certainly sign such bills if

    they ever got to his desk.”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/21/congress-republicans-gun-rules-silencers-conceal-carry-242988

    Huh. What do they know that we don’t?

    (Slightly sarcastic)

    We control the Senate, do we have traitor RINOs that will sink it?

    The best move we can make is to wait until the Progs have a bill they *really* want passed, and tack it on to that.

    And do the same on 50-state carry…

  5. I think I’m gonna get a tac sac for my friend for Christmas. He was Navy so it ought to bring back fond memories of life at sea for him.

  6. TAC-SAC. Even stupider than Truk Nutz on a Dodge. Hey, mister? Is your truck named Caitlynn? Cause you have nuts on the trailer hitch and a uterus on the tailgate!”

  7. Police say another student posted a photo to Facebook that shows him pointing a gun in a bathroom at Stall High School.

    But what’s the name of the rest of the school?

    (3rd try, previous posts evaporated)

  8. Apparently, Florida is changing it’s drivers licences. Certain information about you will now be on the license, including if you have a CCW. I purposely keep my carry permit in my money-carrying wallet, separately from my DL. This way, if I’m stopped, I don’t need to go through questions about ‘do you have a firearm?’, ‘where is it ?’, ‘step out of the car please’, etc., etc. I can only envision not-so-good things happening because of this.

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