I don’t normally do the “new product press release” thing here, but the Chamber-View looked somewhat interesting to me. One of the ranges I shoot at regularly has RSOs that can be real hardasses about downing/clearing rifles on cold range. For only ten bucks, this seems like it might help avoid confusion. It’s big enough to not be “fiddly” like a lot of chamber flags and the orange color will help keep it from getting lost. Press release and regularly scheduled non-commercial Digest after the jump. . .
MERRIMACK, NH – Chamber-View®, innovators behind the highly visual firearms safety products, is pleased to announce the introduction of the AR Type Chamber-View® safety block, available in November for purchase through Brownells.com and in stores. The AR Type Chamber-View® safety block is designed to fit most AR style rifles accepting .223 caliber, 5.56mm and 6.8mm SPC ammunition. Made of 100% silicone that won’t harm the firearm surface and is inert to cleaning chemicals.
We’ve talked recently about the efforts by the County Commission in Leon County, Florida to implement gun control and the resistance of residents to those efforts. Now comes news that the Leon County Commission voted 6-1 to end discussion of an ordinance that would restrict gun sales in public places such as gun shows. After being inundated by emails and phone calls, the Commission was forced to conclude that the proposed ordinance was not feasible. Score (another) one for the good guys.
In an example of how far the anti-gun folks will go in their delusions, Kevin O’Holleran, who managed Mark Herring’s campaign for Virginia attorney general, writes an editorial in the WaPo titled Support for gun control helped a candidate win in Virginia. In it, he claims that Herring’s support for gun control helped him defeat* Mark Obenshain, but then turns around and says that they never really talked about guns much at all, instead spending virtually all their time and money talking about Obenshain’s “abysmal record on women’s health.” So which was it? Did he win because of his support for gun control, or did he win because he never talked about gun control, thus preserving votes that may have gone against him had he hit it harder? [*Note that the election is far from decided, as Herring is ahead by 165 votes out of 2.2 million, with a recount scheduled and several hundred provisional ballots in doubt. This fact is never mentioned in the editorial.]
Paul Alton, of Bacup, Lancashire County, UK, is facing five years behind bars after being found with a home-made pistol and “exploding cartridges” stashed in his loft. I can’t tell exactly what is meant by “exploding cartridges,” as they are also described “.22 bulleted rifle cartridges” and “expanding ammunition, which explode on hitting flesh.” I’m thinking they may have just been what we know as hollow points. Two countries separated by a common language, indeed. He was also cited for possessing a .22 pistol “with a barrel of less than 30 cm.” That’s an 11 inch barrel, to you and I. On a pistol.
A quick video from mattv2099 of him trying to limpwrist a GLOCK-brand GLOCK. It’s a Gen4 G19, if that matters. It’s actually a lot harder than I thought it would be. He basically has to hold it so loosely I’m surprised he doesn’t drop the thing.
Let’s Bring ‘Em Home now has 70 trips ticketed for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines (still no Coasties this year) to be headed home to see their families for the holidays. They’ve raised over $60,000 from more than 450 donors, but are presently running about a $4,000 shortfall to pay for it. Please click the link above or the banner below for more information.