A gun dealer (not shown) who was prosecuted and sentenced to federal prison during the aftermath of Fast & Furious may soon walk free. A Federal magistrate ruled that Ian Garland deserves a new sentencing hearing due to errors made in the original proceeding, which saw him convicted because, according to prosecutors, he “had reason to believe the firearms he sold were destined for Mexico.” For his part, Ian is protesting his innocence, saying “I’m nothing more than a scapegoat. I’m here because the ATF let me sell for 18 months to people they knew were smuggling arms to Mexico…. It’s because of that stupid Fast and Furious operation.” His attorney added, “After these guns surfaced in Mexico and a Border Patrol agent was shot dead, they kind of reversed course and started prosecuting this firearms dealer that they were allowing to sell. And I honestly don’t think Ian fully knew what was happening with these guns.” But I bet Holder did…
Add some more dollars to the damage done to Colorado by the passage of their ill-considered gun legislation, with the announcement Tuesday that Maverick Ammunition, also known as Ammo Kan will be relocating from Littleton, Colorado to Laramie, Wyoming, bringing about 50 jobs along the way. Company management sent out relocation feelers shortly after the passage of Colorado’s gun control legislation. This is the second firearms related company to relocate to Laramie since the legislation. Fort Collins, Colorado-based HiViz Shooting Systems, a maker of sights and other gun accessories, announced a move last spring, and has recently approved a contract for construction of a new headquarters.
A group of five burglars got more than they bargained for in Oak Hill, Florida on Tuesday afternoon, when a gun-toting homeowner chased them out of his yard and into the arms of a neighbor, a 44-year-old woman who is a former boxer. She tackled one of them to the ground, and the other four were apprehended later. Two were caught about four miles away in their car, one was caught by a K-9 unit in some nearby woods (and sent to the hospital with dog bite wounds), and the fourth was caught the next morning walking down the road when a resident reported a suspicious person. Homeowner Ira Roberts said, “I knew I couldn’t shoot them. Legally you can’t shoot them when they’re running away. So I pumped one into the ground. Which was good, it alerted all my neighbors.”
A few days ago, I told you about the San Francisco Police Officers Association filing suit challenging SF’s recently passed confiscatory ban on magazines greater than 10 rounds. Well, it seems that their reasons were not entirely altruistic. You see, like the SAFE Act in New York, the authors of the law forgot to leave a hole for their friends in law enforcement. Unlike NY, officers’ duty weapons aren’t affected, but their personally owned weapons definitely are. The San Francisco City Attorney’s office confirmed this, saying the ordinance “does not prohibit off duty officers from keeping their duty weapons because those weapons are issued to them in connection with their official duties.” Police officers who have any magazines over ten rounds in their personal collections, or any magazines they were authorized to purchase for off-duty use, must dispose of those magazines. If they don’t, the officers will become criminals. In theory.
Jerry Miculek shoots three in the body, two in the head with an Open Division M&P-15 through a Vortex Razor red dot. Five shots, 1.1 seconds from the buzzer, 0.51 second RT. So, taking off my shoes to do the math, that’s five shots on target in 0.59 seconds. He makes it look easy. It’s a good thing he had slow motion cameras on him, because my eyes don’t move fast enough to see this at normal speed.