Kevin Brittingham: Quick-Attach Silencers are Dead

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It seems like every silencer manufacturer has their own silencer mount/flash hider thing. AAC has their 51-tooth adapter, Gemtech has their lug-based mount and Surefire has their odd smooth muzzle brake. It’s a necessity in a world where silencers are expensive and the regulatory rigmarole surrounding them is so tedious as to make babies cry, where people generally buy one silencer and use it on all of their guns. But that’s not the world that Kevin Brittingham, founder of AAC and new head of SIG’s R&D envisions . . .

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Quote of the Day: It’s An Industry Problem

courtesy miaminewtimes.com

“This letter in no way reflects any derogatory reasons for such action on your behalf. But rather one of industry. Unfortunately your company’s line of business is not commensurate with the industries we work with.” – BankUnited manager Ricardo Garcia quoted in BankUnited Discriminates Against Gun Dealers, Local Store Owners Claim [at miaminewtimes.com]

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BREAKING: Facebook Removing Regional Pro-Gun Everytown for Gun Safety Pages

 

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And . . . they’re gone. In the last half hour Facebook removed all the Everytown for Gun Safety YOUR STATE HERE pages run by pro-gun peeps. (We barely managed to screen cap Illinois Everytown page for this post.) As Boss Rojak grunted in The King of Comedy, the fighting’s in rounds. Round one went to the guerrilla gun guys who snapped up the Everytown for Gun Safety Facebook page when Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-ballistic bully boys forgot to do so prior to the gun control group’s official launch. Round two went to Bloomberg. Round three? Who knows? But if you think a hoplocidal media magnate can stop hundreds of Internet savvy gun rights advocates from spreading the love, think again. Mainstream media? Sure. The Intertubz? Not a chance. [h/t DrVino]

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Mexico “Reforms” Terrorist Laws to Take Down Citizen Militias

(courtesy borderlandbeat.com)

Over at borderlandbeat.com, we learn that Mexico’s legislature has “reformed” their anti-terrorist laws to do, well, anything they want (Harry Reid is jealous). What they really, really want: reign-in the auto-defensa or citizen militia groups that have taken over large swathes of Michoacan. The ADs (as they are now called) took-up arms, illegally, to stop the rape, torture and murder inflicted on the residents by the Templario drug cartel, under the watchful, well-paid eyes of the local police and Mexican military. While AD infighting reveals the potential for an out-of-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire sitch, anything is better than the horrors perpetuated by the cartels, supported by the government. Which is determined to disarm the ADs and return control to the cartels. Full article after the jump . . .

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Take Your Guns To Town: Expanding the Scope of the Second Amendment Beyond the Home

 

By Jackson Carter

The following article originally appeared in the Mississippi Law Journal and is reprinted here with permission.

Introduction

In 2008, the Supreme Court of the United States concluded that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms as applied to the federal District of Columbia.[1] Two years later, the Court incorporated that individual right through the Fourteenth Amendment.[2] Yet the statutes struck down in these two cases dealt only with the in-home possession of handguns; the question of whether the United States Constitution protects the right to keep and bear arms outside the home remains undecided. In both of the aforementioned decisions, the Supreme Court found that self-defense is at the core of the Second Amendment. While some lower courts maintain that the Second Amendment disappears at the threshold, others argue that the right to carry a firearm extends outside of a residence . . .

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