John Boch at gunssavelife.com doesn’t care for the new Taurus Curve. “By all appearances, it seems to be a striker-fired double action semi-auto. It comes with an integral belt clip and can be stuffed right inside the waistband in the appendix, inside-the-waistband carry mode. That kids, is dangerous . . .Would you stuff a loaded Glock down the front of your pants, sans holster, for everyday carry?” Boch is not enamored with the Curve’s lack of sights. “It’s got a (non-intuitively activated) laser and a flashlight, so you can waste precious time activating and the locating the laser on the bad-guy’s shirt (assuming it’s not bright sunlight and he’s wearing dark clothing) before pulling the trigger.” And, last but by no means least, Boch takes issue with Guns & Ammo’s coverage . . .
The best time to fight back and prevail against a criminal assault: immediately. Before the bad guys have you cornered or restrained. If you can’t fight back against a violent attack immediately, escaping and fighting back may be the next best thing. Washington State was home to two home invasions recently. The first, in Tacoma, involved medical marijuana. The second, in Lakewood, involved fighting back after escape. From q13fox.com . . .
Comely California Attorney General Kamala Harris has just lost another 2A battle in California. The Eastern District Court has ruled that her request of a stay on Silvester v Harris – ditching the 10-day waiting period for handgun purchases for buyers who’ve already passed a background check – shall not be granted. [Click here for the decision.] Unfortunately . . .
Shortly after midnight on the Florida State University campus, a person walked into the campus library and started shooting. The library was packed with students trying to finish their studies and cram for final exams ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, but thanks to a quick response by the local law enforcement (AKA good guys with guns) the shooter was stopped almost immediately. Three people are injured — two critical — and the shooter is confirmed dead following a shootout with the aforementioned good guys with guns. From CNN . . .
Earlier today we posted a piece reassuring readers that they can buy a SIG Brace for their AR pistol without risking ATF blowback. The post clarified a letter sent to Black Aces Tactical by the ATF, regarding their as-yet-unnamed SIG Braced Pro Series 5 short-barrelled shotgun variant (shown above and after the jump). The letter said the shotgun was legal – as long as the owner didn’t shoulder it. That was good enough for Black Aces’ owner and ex-Third Class Petty Officer Eric Lemoine. “We’ll send the gun out with warnings all over the place,” Lemoine told TTAG, “‘not to be shouldered’ will be in big letters and underlined, on the box, on a tag attached to the trigger, everywhere. And we’ll include the ATF letter in the paperwork” Lemoine insists that the warnings are not a legal work-around . . .
COULD THIS MEAN THE END OF THE SIG BRACE FOR AR PISTOLS? the headline at shootingsportsretailer.com asks. “In a letter to short-barreled shotgun manufacturer feds say shouldering an SB15 could be illegal,” the sub-head suggests. “No, it’s not the end of the SIG Brace for AR pistols,” SIG Brace inventor and manufacturer Alex Bosco told TTAG. “The author needs to learn how to read.” Indeed. The ATF letter above addresses an inquiry from Florida gunmaker Eric Lemoine (of blackacestactical.com) about using a SIG Brace on a short-barreled shotgun. And only that proposal. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the SIG Brace and AR pistols. As Bosco makes clear . . .
Back in June we noted Taurus’ patent filing for a body-contoured handgun. Taurus had begun flirting with a curve in their View ultra-small snubbie with its contoured grip designed to hug the body, contributing to its ultra-concealability. Now the reason for that patent filing has been revealed in the announcement of the new Taurus Curve .380 ACP pistol (MSRP $390) featuring a built-in belt clip along with frame-mounted LED headlights and laser. Taurus’s promo info after the jump . . .
“Political power flows from the barrel of the gun, so said Mao,” as regurgitated by timesofindia.com. “But for Maoists in India, guns are increasingly going silent. Maoists are learnt to have instructed their cadres to use their weapons sparingly and rely more on bombs and mines to inflict casualties on security forces. The instructions have been given apparently owing to fast depleting ammunition with the CPI Maoist and the outfit’s difficulty in getting fresh arms.” So all those pro-gun folk who say “even if you eliminated all firearms there’d still be violence, crime, death and destruction” are right? Well according to this article . . .
You may recall that Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America demanded that Facebook prevent netizens from selling firearms via the service. The social media giant agreed to “delete reported posts that indicate that the seller will not conduct a background check or that a buyer is seeking to avoid a background check” and “block all children (under 18) from viewing reported posts from individual gun sellers or gun pages where guns are sold or traded.” The former depends on snitches and the latter is unenforceable. But that hasn’t stopped Facebook from [further] trampling gun rights on the advertising side . . .
“The FBI is warning law enforcement agencies across the country that the decision ‘will likely’ lead some extremist protesters to threaten and even attack police officers or federal agents,” abcnews.go.com reports. “‘The announcement of the grand jury’s decision … will likely be exploited by some individuals to justify threats and attacks against law enforcement and critical infrastructure,’ the FBI says in an intelligence bulletin issued in recent days. ‘This also poses a threat to those civilians engaged in lawful or otherwise constitutionally protected activities.'” Is it me or does that sound more like a domestic terrorism alert than a warning about good old-fashioned rioting? The Fibbies are specific about the threat. too . . .
In a home invasion in Atlanta, a father protected his wife and children by successfully disarming of one of the invaders. That’s Jabari Sadler, above, demonstrating how he did it. You can see the bullet hole in the door. Multiple people were on separate floors of the three-level home when the four invaders broke the door down last weekend. It appears that only one home invader had a gun. He was left guarding the family on a lower floor while the three other invaders rushed upstairs and gathered TVs, cell phones, and other valuables . . .
Thursday afternoon. A woman is walking down the street not far from Milwaukee’s District 4 cop shop. An unidentified dood strolls up and pulls a gun on her. And that’s when she pulls one of her own. Both fired. He beat feet. She wasn’t hit. It’s not clear if he was. According to Shannon Watts and her perpetually demanding moms, incidents like this one just don’t happen. Besides wondering how badly this might have gone for her if she hadn’t been carrying, the question is, would MDA have preferred that the woman were defenseless? . . .