Lake Mary, Florida police officer Zach Hudson is running classes to teach teachers how to deal with potential school attack scenarios in ways that don’t involve using guns. He urges them to “tap into that anger” and do whatever is necessary to ensure the safety of their students. With the exception of the HSLD interaction at 1:55, it’s all about taking the initiative to give resistance to the bad guy. Since most of these pathetic individuals give up as soon as they hit any real resistance at all, that can’t be anything but good. Click here for the video . . .
Elliot Fineman, president of the National Gun Victims Action Council, on economic pressure: “We would target a couple of these states — Wyoming for example, where both senators voted against the background check law,” Mr. Fineman said. “We would simply let those senators know that if they didn’t vote for the law, we would call for a boycott of their state. If you don’t vote for it, we’re going to hurt your state, big time. This country runs on money. It’s as simple as that.” Boycott Wyoming? What do they produce that you could effectively boycott? Who goes to Wyoming? Well, except hunters and some skiers, and they’re not going to listen to this ninny or his insignificant organization.
It seems likely that the Izhmash-Kalashnikov AK-12 is out of the running for equipping the next generation of Russian military after all. According to Isvestia (and translated for us by Pavel M.), quoting a representative of the Ministry of Defense, “The AK-12 assault rifle did not pass preliminary trials, and was not even submitted for the final government trials. Instead, we have picked the assault rifle by the Degtyarev plant as the battle component of ‘Ratnik.'” A member of the trial committee said the samples showcased by Kalashnikov did not satisfy the committee neither by accuracy, nor by reliability, nor by ergonomics. It is possible that the AK-12 could make it back into the final trials if Izhmash-Kalashnikov can rectify the issues found, though since it didn’t pass the preliminary trials all further testing will have to be paid for by the factory.
A Pacific Standard editorial has deemed a female zombie target (above) “misogynistic” because apparently only men and animals are allowed to be zombies. The target company’s lineup, which includes clowns, Nazis, aliens, terrorists, and gun control lobbyists (all male) was apparently completely unobjectionable ’til the introduction of “The Ex.” Each zombie target includes a short backstory, and this one is that she cheated on her boyfriend, for which he turned her into a zombie. Bonus points for the (male) author referring to her infidelity as “a woman’s ownership of her own sexuality.” Why do I feel like that argument wouldn’t work if the roles were reversed? [NB: The company has since changed her name from “The Ex” to “Alexa” and given her green skin, because apparently that’s less objectionable.]
A California update… The petition drive by the Firearms Policy Coalition to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to veto the 14 gun control bills on his desk is taking action tomorrow, October 3rd. At 9 a.m., Brandon Combs, managing director of the FPC, and a representative of the California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees will deliver 65,000 pages of petitions in 13 boxes to the office of Gov. Brown. Which he will likely ignore. It’s highly unlikely he’ll veto any or all of the bills, and also unlikely that he will sign them, preferring to continue to ride the fence by allowing them to become law without his signature.
This video is titled FULL AUTO. That’s all I’m gonna say. OK, I lied. Can someone identify the gun at 1:10 with the (comparatively) slow rate of fire?
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