Via bearingarms.com: What’s wrong with this picture? (click to embiggen) “Mr. Polen exited the passenger-side rear seat, and pointed an AK-47, which is very similar to this weapon here, at the officer…” Answers after the jump . . .
A M1 Carbine underfolder (.30 Carbine or 7.62x33mm) with an AKM magazine (7.62x39mm) and what appear to be 5.56mm rounds, plus a random unexplained pistol caliber cartridge. Original story (with video) at palmbeachpost.com.
Over the weekend I noted the story of the Raleigh, NC Parks Department dragging their feet on removing the outdated “no-guns” signs around town, citing expense as the primary reason. Now comes news that in response to a lawsuit threat by gun rights group Grass Roots North Carolina, the signs will be coming down. In a statement sent out Tuesday, Parks Dept Director Diane Sauer said, “By the end of the business day tomorrow – October 30 – all individual signs that bear language prohibiting concealed handguns will have been removed from City parks.” The multi-rule signs will remain for now, but the word “firearms” will be removed (possibly with some black duct tape).
The strategists behind the successful Colorado recalls are bringing their tactics to California, in response to the measures passed by the legislature earlier this year. Under the gun are five Democratic incumbents — Assembly Speaker John Perez, Assemblywomen Lorena Gonzalez and Sharon Quirk-Silva, and state Sens. Ben Hueso and Norma Torres. The number of signatures necessary to meet the 12% requirement to get the measure on the ballot range from nearly 16,000 for Quirk-Silva to as little as 3,000 in the case of Gonzalez. If the recall measures make the ballot, it will still be an uphill battle, but the fight to retain (or regain) our freedoms goes on.
There’s a pilot program being launched in Los Angeles to have reports of ammunition sales be sent electronically to the LAPD. Ammo sellers already have to keep records, but they’re on paper, and LAPD has to physically go look at them if they have questions. The new electronic logs would be transmitted to LAPD on a weekly basis. Officials say the logs have paid off, as in one recent instance, police were able to find 14 people buying ammunition who had been prohibited from owning weapons. And?
I saved my two favorite pumpkin destruction videos for last. Richard Ryan brings the pain at 30,000 frames per second. First up, a little det cord and C4 action.
Death Star Pumpkin v. Rebel .50 cal at 30k and 100,000(!) frames per second (0:21 Twin suns!)
I promise, no more pumpkins for a while.
Reading-all-the-way-to-the-end bonus: As of this writing (1930 ET), MidwayUSA has 1400 round buckets of Remington Golden Bullet available for backorder for $59.99 + shipping. Limit 1. Expected delivery date is 12/31. My shipped price worked out to 5.4 cts/round. http://goo.gl/ZNFT6n