Hanging out with JWT, I’ve come across vets who’ve trained Iraqi and Afghan troops in the fine art of firefights. When I ask if our Arab allies are ready to take back Mosul and otherwise kick ISIS ass, well, let’s just say the vets are not entirely optimistic. Still, someone’s got to it, no? [h/t CC]
Reader SAS 2008 writes:
While I agree that M855 should not be classified as armor piercing because its core is not “entirely” composed of the restricted materials, I am concerned that everyone is focusing on M855 and missing the point of the ATF proposal. The title of the document is: ATF FRAMEWORK FOR DETERMINING WHETHER CERTAIN PROJECTILES ARE “PRIMARILY INTENDED FOR SPORTING PURPOSES” WITHIN THE MEANING OF 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(C), So while it may be useful to comment on M855 and U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(B)(i) we had better also comment on the problems with the proposal’s definition of what is primarily intended for sporting purposes . . .
As regular readers know I’ve been hanging out with TTAG writer, combat medic and Bronze Star recipient Jonathan Taylor. (Taylor has just accepted a position creating, establishing and enforcing hiring protocols for veterans seeking gainful employment inside Texas government.) Jon and I have been talking about all sorts of military-related issues, from his service in Afghanistan to the challenges facing returning vets . . .
Seekins Precision kicked off 2015 with two new products; the K20 Incline Grip and the SP Safety Selector Kit. The K20 is an angled foregrip that will be available soon for both Keymod and MLOK attachment. It’s machined from an aluminum billet, weighs only 1.9 oz, has an integrated QD sling socket, comes in a handful of colors, and MSRP will be $49.99. The SP Safety Selector’s barrel can be installed for either a 60 degree or 90 degree throw. It has ambidextrous levers, is available in multiple colors, and its MSRP is $39.99. Photos of both follow. . .
Veteran Outdoors gives back to vets and service members by providing the opportunity to take part in hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. Frontier Justice is a newly-opened “guntry club” range and retail operation in Lee’s Summit, Missouri outside Kansas City. The two recently partnered to surprise an active duty Army sergeant with a trip he’d been dreaming of for years. Their press release follows . . .
“We’re talking about why shouldn’t a woman be able to carry a gun to protect herself. But if you’re going to give her a gun, you’re also going to have to give rapists a gun, and I think we can all realize that’s a really bad idea.” – Alexandra Brodsky in “Campus-carry” bill raises safety concerns [at cbsnews.com]
TTAG reader and lawyer Eric left the following comment underneath our post AG Holder Gives ATF Power to Confiscate Property
I’m an attorney and I represent an FFL dealer/SOT manufacturer. Last fall, about $110k worth of his property was stolen. This included NFA items, 20,000 rounds of ammunition, non-NFA firearms, and other “stuff.” He cooperated with local law enforcement, the ATF, prosecutors, insurance company, etc. Not only did this property constitute his inventory, but many of the items generated monthly revenue for his business. A significant amount of revenue. This was the end of his business . . .
“Patrick Neville was a 15-year-old sophomore at Columbine High School in 1999,” npr.org reports. “He was on his way to a fast food lunch when the shooting started. Two students, armed with guns and pipe bombs, had stormed the Colorado school, on their way to killing one teacher and 12 students — some were Neville’s friends. Neville, now a Colorado State Representative, says that many of Columbine’s teachers and faculty acted heroically that day. But . .
Speaking of manipulating the language, I feel free to substitute the term “civilian disarmament” for “gun control.” That’s because I never met a gun control advocate who didn’t want to disarm someone – by preventing firearms purchases, making it difficult (if not impossible) for citizens to carry a firearm and/or banning certain types of guns (and ammunition). Why? There are three main reasons . . .
Back in December of 2012, I busted out the ol’ snark shillelagh on Dennis Merrill and hit him pretty darn hard with it. He had raised a stink to a local TV station over the wild west shootout reenactments the Ft. Worth Stockyards put on for tourists, claiming that they were inappropriate. Keep in mind that this was only about a week after the Sandy Hook shootings. Well Mr. Merrill just ran across my post and I agreed to give him equal time to present his objection to the rootin’ tootin’ shootin’. Make the jump for his side of the story . . .
Woo hoo! I got a new holster this week. I can now tote my FNS-9 Compact as God intended thanks to my new Gunfighters[INC] Ronin OWB rig (review to follow). There’s only one problem though. I keep all of my holsters in one drawer of a chest in my bedroom and the Ronin put me one toke over the line. I literally couldn’t cram another one in there without breaking something. So out they all came, including that box holding the POS nylon junk (upper right) I bought back when I didn’t know my ass from my ballistic elbow. The tally: including mag carriers, I count 33. How many holsters are cluttering up your drawer?