Living “behind enemy lines” sucks. Thanks to “assault weapons bans” (AWB), shooters in New York, California, New Jersey and other so-called “slave states” can’t take advantage of their Constitutionally protected right to sample the latest in firearms technology. The only guns [legally] available are often less accurate firearms that cost more money. And so the good folks at Ares Defense set out to enable even those citizens living in those awful places to have access to the very best in modern firearms. Although it looks like the unholy union of a rifle and a shotgun, the result could well be the best AWB-compliant firearm configuration on sale today. But in addition, the Ares Defense SCR might also be a firearm that suits hunters in the rest of America. . .
“The incident began about 11:50 p.m. Friday in the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square,” chicagotribune.com reports. “The Uber driver was parked on the east side of the street, while [22-year-old Everardo] Custodio was on the west side. . . A group of people were walking in front of the Uber driver on his side of the street when Custodio suddenly began firing at them, causing them to scatter. The Uber driver then pulled out a gun and fired six rounds at Custodio, striking him multiple times, according to court records.” So let’s think about this. Gun control advocates say that your average American shouldn’t be armed because he’d, A) have their gun used against them, B) shoot the wrong person or, C) get shot by the police. In this case . . .
Guns are only supposed to fire when you press the trigger. That’s one of the basic principles of a safe firearms design. Unfortunately, as has we noted yesterday with the above YouTube video, Winchester’s new SXP shotgun failed that test. As a result, Winchester has announced a “limited” recall of their SXP shotgun line. Here’s their statement on the matter . . .
“Unfortunately, (doctors who view gun violence as a public health epidemic) don’t see guns as the antibiotic. They see guns as the germ, and they think if you take away guns, you’ll get rid of the disease — and you and I both know that doesn’t work. I sleep better at night … knowing that a few people that are crazy are out there armed rather than thinking that the only people with weapons is an out-of-control government that knows no limitation on its power.” – Dr. Lee Heib in Speakers talk guns, immigration and gas tax at Capitol rally [at desmoinesregister.com]
By Eric Nestor via wideopenspaces.com
It is now officially a law that you may bring your concealed carry into Ohio if you reside in another state. Here’s the official wordage, straight from the Ohio General Assembly Archives:
Provides that if a person who is not an Ohio resident and has a valid concealed handgun license from another state, regardless of whether the other state has entered into a reciprocity agreement with the Attorney General, and the person is temporarily in Ohio, that out-of-state license will be recognized in Ohio during the time that the person is temporarily in Ohio (R.C. 109.69(B)(3)).
TTAG reader Delmarva Chip posted this Constitutional Carry update in the comments section. How are things in your neck of the woods?
Colorado — passed the Senate, died in the House
Idaho — introduced, no progress
Indiana — introduced, no progress
Kansas — ENACTED AND EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015
Maine — still in progress, I think
Mississippi — passed the Senate, killed in the House . . .
The Philadelphia Inquirer will never be mistaken for a pro-gun publication, but even their editorial board found the travails of Shaneen Allen — a single mother of two who ran afoul of New Jersey’s Kafkaesque firearms laws — appalling. “Allen’s case illustrates the danger of relying on prosecutors for restraint, a consequence of any mandatory minimum sentence. Tough gun laws can save lives, but rigid penalties for sometimes minor crimes risk needlessly ruining lives, along with the rationale for those laws.” . . .
As has been widely reported, septuagenarian Tulsa reserve sheriff’s deputy Robert Charles Bates shot and killed gun trafficking suspect Eric Courtney Harris with a .357 Magnum revolver instead of a TASER, killing Harris. The part-time law enforcement officer appeared on the Today Show [above] to apologize for manslaughter. “It could happen to anyone,” Bates declared. Could it? Sgt. Jim Clark of the Tulsa Police Department excused Bate’s negligent discharge, claiming Bates was the “victim” of “slip and capture.” Say what? . .
We initially posted the above video on its own since it really speaks for itself. But Dyspeptic Gunsmith wrote the following comment that’s worthy of note:
I keep telling people that the quality of guns that American gun buyers are receiving from the big companies is often crap, especially the guns “made to a price.” . . .
By shellshocked via concealednation.org
A pressing subject for all those who enjoy the freedom of Every Day Carry: when is the right time to take that firearm from the holster and give it a good cleaning and some range time? Personally, I feel practice on a weekly basis should be a priority; however sometimes work and personal schedules don’t allow this. At the very least, a few sessions of drawing practice should be observed occasionally throughout the week. I see nothing wrong with clearing your firearm and going through a few drawing drills in the morning after you’ve dressed for the day. This will insure you know for certain how to get around your clothing to access your firearm quickly and effectively should the need arise . . .
In a report released Friday by the German Army’s technical team, the ongoing accuracy issues with the H&K G36 rifle (the main battle rifle of the German armed forces) have been officially confirmed. The report states that not only do the accuracy issues crop up after sustained periods of rapid fire, but even the ambient temperature and humidity can negatively impact the rifle’s accuracy such that it no longer functions within the required parameters . . .
“A police officer in Inverness has been photographed carrying a firearm despite assurances that sidearms would only be deployed under special circumstances.” Ewww! We were told we wouldn’t have to see guns unless it was absolutely necessary! Yes, this is very clearly what happens to a disarmed populace. They become such fragile, easily offended flowers that the mere sight of a pistol – even one on the hip of a uniformed police officer – is simply too much for their delicate sensibilities to abide . . .