“Open carry makes everyday confrontations potentially more dangerous and poses an unnecessary challenge on our law enforcement to determine in the heat of the event who is a good guy and who is a dangerous criminal. Perhaps Sunday’s violence will serve as the necessary wake-up call to our legislators that they should stop taking marching orders from the gun lobby.” – Angela Turner, spokeswoman for the Texas branch of Moms Demand Action, quoted in Gun control groups: Texas biker gang shooting a wake-up call [via thehill.com]
Those of you who live in eastern seabord states are probably very aware of the practice those states use requiring concealed carry license applicants to show a “good reason” why they need to carry a gun. That requirement has enabled law enforcement agencies to grant or deny carry licenses on a whim, often denying them to all except the rich and famous. Such a provision was enacted as part of Washington D.C.’s new court mandated concealed carry licensing law, but now a federal judge has ruled that the practice of requiring a “good reason” is unconstitutional and issued an injunction against that part of the law . . .
Stag Arms is a relatively well-known AR-15 manufacturer with a big presence in the 3-gun community. So it was a bit of a shock when word came that the ATF had seized 3,000 of their AR-15 rifle lower receivers over a legal compliance issue that’s usually covered in the first five minutes of any “Gun Industry 101″ class. The complaint from the ATF alleges that these thousands of lower receivers were just lying around the shop completely un-serialized, which is a huge mistake if true. Stag’s answer to the ATF on that allegation doesn’t fill me with confidence . . .
By Brandon via concealednation.org
A trio of Altoona, Pennsylvania neighbors are credited for helping save a woman from a brutal beating at the hands of her ex-boyfriend. The ex, identified as Henry Yancey, held his girlfriend hostage for 20 hours and allegedly physically assaulted her throughout the night, threatened to kill her and stabbed her in the leg. When she was finally able to escape, he chased her down the street and grabbed her. That’s when neighbors said they witnessed a horrible assault . . .
“Having failed so far to find a buyer, the $20 billion investment firm, Cerberus Capital Management, essentially will let its investors sell their stakes in the company, Remington Outdoor, formerly the Freedom Group, and move the manufacturer out of its funds and into a special financial vehicle,” nytimes.com reports, haltingly. Did you catch that “essentially” bit? Here’s the catch . . .
A TrackingPoint tipster writes:
I cannot give you my name as I was a former employee and still looking for employment and do not want this to bite me in the rear. But I wanted you to know first. As you know TrackingPoint went though a “corporate restructuring” at the end of February, where they laid off between 45 and 60 percent of the company. Fast forward ten weeks, and they had another board meeting on Friday . . .
We’ve been saying it for a long, long time (in Internet terms): all Americans have a natural, civil and Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Some Americans have more of a pressing need to exercise that right than others; entire classes of people are more likely to be subject to violent attack than the average population. Members of the LGBT community, for example. And law-abiding citizens living in crime-infested neighborhoods. They should be armed. The recent “unrest” in Philadelphia and Ferguson has . . .
Beretta released the “Cx4 Storm” in 2003, hoping to compete in the law enforcement market. The case for the Cx4 is strong, since it’s a lightweight, accurate, reliable blowback-operated carbine that allows an officer to use the same magazine as his or her 92 FS or Px4 pistol. Unfortunately for Beretta, most departments have opted for AR-15s and M-4s, so the Cx4 never really achieved the type of US LEO market acceptance that I imagine Beretta would have hoped. But that doesn’t mean the venerable Cx4 isn’t a viable option . . .
As I never grow tired of saying, if the anti-second amendment crowd didn’t have bad arguments, they’d have no arguments at all. A blog called Addicting Info published an article written by someone named Sarah containing the following excerpt, which showed up in my news feed this morning. I hesitate to call this a leftist blog, since it appears to be little more than a partisan screed for the Democratic Party, and I’ve known some leftists who have at least made an attempt to feign intellectual integrity; partisan operatives less so . . .
After spending some more trigger time with my new GLOCK 43, I noticed that one of the magazines was catching when I tried to insert it. Giving the magazine a nice hard tap was to no avail – I had to take it out and re-insert. I also noticed that the plastic at the front of the magazine was starting to mushroom a little bit around the edge. Shortly thereafter, the other magazine started hanging, too. A little investigation with a flashlight revealed . . .
“You always have to be worried if there is more than one person with a weapon. Everyone with a firearm is considered a threat until determined otherwise. It is imperative through concealed carry that the license holder needs to put the weapon down and comply. That’s what’s going to help keep them safe and diffuse the situation.” – TEEX Public Safety and Security Division Director Elizabeth Morris in Police preparing for expected approval of guns being allowed on college campuses [at theeagle.com]