Deadline for Fast & Furious Docs Passes. Where’s the Info?

Carlos Canino (courtesy miamiherald.com)

“On Jan. 19, federal Judge Amy Berman—an Obama appointee—ordered the administration to produce the [ATF’s Fast & Furious gun running] documents demanded,” the NRA’s americas1stfreedom.org reminds us. “The deadline Berman set for the administration to comply was this past Tuesday, Feb. 2.” And . . . ? Crickets chirping. I wouldn’t hold my breath for news of the big reveal. As we reported, Judge Berman . . .

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LWRC SMG-45 Coming to the Civilian Market… Eventually

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Last year we talked a little about LWRC’s 45 ACP caliber submachine gun, dubbed the SMG-45. The gun was still in the prototype phase and LWRC didn’t even know if it was going to be produced at all, let alone for the civilian market. One year later and the production version was sitting on the shelf at SHOT Show, and LWRC has confirmed that they will indeed be producing a semi-auto civilian version . . .

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ISIS Terrorists and Fighters = Drugged-Up Pain-Impervious Zombies?

As the video above reveals, the idea that a violent criminal/terrorist may be too drugged-up to feel pain is nothing new. Back when PCP was the bête noire of the anti-drug set, Rhode Island cops advised aspiring gun owners to empty their guns into an attacker, just in case. So when thesun.co.uk trumpets REVEALED: Factory that makes ‘Terror Potion’ turning ISIS fighters into drug-fuelled Jihadi junkies, it’s best to understand that plus ça change, plus c’est la meme chose (same sh*t, different day). It’s still shoot — and keep shooting — until the threat stops. That is all.

[h/t DP]

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Obscure Object of Desire: CZ P-09 Modular Handgun System Trials Pistol

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As you’re likely aware, the U.S. Military is holding a competition for a new pistol. It’s called the Modular Handgun System, or MHS, and the winning gun is slated to replace the Beretta M9 to the tune of up to a $586MM contract. As I’d guess few were aware, CZ was thinking of throwing its hat into that ring and went so far as to manufacture a very limited number of P-07s and P-09s, in 9×19 and .40 S&W, for MHS submission . . .

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Everytown for Gun Safety Attacks Former Ally VA Gov. McAuliffe for Restoring Gun Rights

(courtesy Everytown for Gun Safety Facebook page)

“Everytown for Gun Safety, a group bankrolled by a former New York mayor, poured $2 million into TV ads last fall in a failed bid to help McAuliffe’s party take back the state Senate,” washingtonpost.com reports. “On Wednesday, Everytown launched a social media campaign against McAuliffe, who last week stunned gun-safety advocates by announcing that he had struck a gun deal with Republican legislators and the National Rifle Association. It shows side-by-side photos of McAuliffe and the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre.” Here’s the accompanying text . . .

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D.C. Paying Criminals Not to Shoot People

DC murder scene (courtesy eurweb.com)

NOTE: this is not satire. “The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a bill that includes a proposal to pay residents a stipend not to commit crimes,” the AP reports. “It’s based on a program in Richmond, California, that advocates say has contributed to deep reductions in crime there.” How deep is D.C.’s hoplohobic love? This deep . . .

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Quote of the Day: The Semiotics of Tactical Training

“In the tactical mindset there are good guys and there are bad guys, and they are always perfectly easy to tell apart. Who are the good guys? The semiotics of tactical websites make it pretty plain. Eagles and American flags. Invocations of 9/11. The pictures featured on the Northwest Suburban Tactical Training Center website include a self-assured business-man. And women: a teacher, a mom, and an apparent college student. All the females are blond. The proverbial good guys with guns, said to be the only thing that can defeat a bad guy with a gun. The bad guy is represented on the NRA’s ‘Don’t Be a Victim’ site as a black silhouette looming at the corner of the screen. I always want to ask these tactical instructors: how do you know you’re not training him?” – Rick Pearlstein in Ronald Reagan pointlessly packing heat as president only makes sense in gun nut fantasyland [at rawstory.com]

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Gun Hero of the Day: Virginia Republican Del. Todd Gilbert

Republican Del. Todd Gilbert (courtesy washintonpost.com)

“Virginia’s Republican-led House of Delegates has approved a bill that would allow people who are protected by a protective order to carry a concealed handgun without a permit,” wdbj7.com reports. “The House approved Republican Del. Todd Gilbert‘s bill with a 68-29 vote on Wednesday. It heads to the GOP-controlled Senate. Genius! If Michael Bloomberg’s anti-ballistic BFF, Virginia Governor Terry McCauliffe, vetoes the bill, he will be seen as anti-gun in a War on Women kinda way. If he doesn’t, even better. HB 766 — Concealed handguns; carrying with a valid protective order — stipulates . . .

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