Weekend Digest: Mixed Bag Edition

Because it’s the weekend, I’m leading off with a video. Just a quick one of 22Plinkster neatly severing a piece of swinging dental floss, with slow-mo. We loves the slow-mo, don’t we precious?

Several months back we told you about Liberty Safe’s SafElert system, a small wifi-enabled box that you could install in your safe that would notify you if your safe (any safe) is jarred, hit, pried, moved, opened, over heated, the handle is jostled or most anything else out of the ordinary, as well as sending you weekly humidity reports from inside the safe. Now from The Tactical Wire comes an announcement that Liberty Safe is doing away with the monthly monitoring fee (formerly about $40/year). Once the $199 device is purchased, e-monitoring services will be free for the life of the unit. Most of the objections last time had little to do with price, and more to do with Big Brother, but hey, more money for ammo, right?

BRADENTON, FL (December 2013) – Liberty Ammunition, global leader in high performance, lead-free ammunition for military, law enforcement, personal defense and the hunting markets, has announced a second shift for production of ammunition. Liberty Ammunition’s Civil Defense line of personal defense ammunition for civilians and law enforcement personnel is available in 9mm +P, .45 ACP +P, .40 S&W and .380 Auto. The .223 Silverado ammunition, Liberty’s first round in their new hunting line, is included in the increased production runs. For more info, the rest of the press release is here, or visit their site at the link above.

Embattled farmers met at Concord Bridge to confront British regulars who had marched from Boston in the dark of night in order to seize their firearms. There, they fired “The Shot Heard Round the World.” Patriots in Concord, NY will fire a symbolic shot at noon, Jan. 11, 2014, to protest the first anniversary of the NYS Safe Act, passed in the dark of night. The Springville Field and Stream Club (Springville, NY) is urging gun owners throughout New York state to fire their symbolic shot, The Shot Heard Throughout New York State, at noon, too. All gun owners, hunters and shooters will fire in a legal, safe manner. [Wouldn’t it be cool if there wasn’t anywhere in the state that you couldn’t hear a gunshot at noon on the 11th?] [h/t: John B]

In Redding, CT on Thursday, two images of guns posted to local teens’ Instagram feeds prompted a police response. In the first incident, a 13 year old boy posted an image of two handguns above a caption that read “I think I’m ready to go to school.” Police immediately located the boy and determined that the pictured guns were pellet guns, but the boy was still charged with disorderly conduct and released to his parents. In the second incident, the student posted a photo of a revolver with the caption “Colt Anaconda .357. Damn I love revolvers.” Redding police investigated and learned the boy had pulled the photo from the internet and did not actually have access to it, so crisis averted, I suppose. That teen will not face charges. But… Disorderly conduct, really?

Doug Koenig, champion (over and over again) competition shooter, takes us through the process of crafting a Smith & Wesson Performance Center 1911. It’s thinly veiled advertising, I know, but it’s still interesting to see a little of what goes into making them. [h/t ENDO]

Let’s Bring ‘Em Home has now booked 75 tickets returning service members home for the holidays, having raised nearly $65,000. Please visit the link above or click the banner below for more information.



  1. avatar benny says:

    I’m to the point where I’m starting to care less and less about Newtown or the entire state of Connecticut as a whole. Stupidity makes my brain hurt

    1. avatar Jared says:

      Same here. I’m so sick of it. What about all the children in the Middle East who are killed by drones per Obama? Do brown people in the Middle East not count because last time I checked, they are human beings as well.

      I do feel bad for anyone who lost a kid to murder, so to that extent, I do feel bad for the newtown parents who didn’t go on an anti-gun political rampage.

      1. avatar William Burke says:

        I believe the only place in the Middle East where U.S. drones operate is Yemen. Pakistan and Afghanistan are in Asia. Then there’s Somalia, which is in Africa.

        I’d be much more on board if we were using drones in Saudi Arabia and Israel.

        1. avatar Dave says:

          Come on, how do you know we aren’t? Do you have the ear of Secret Squirrel?

        2. avatar Jus Bill says:

          The Saudis are buying Israeli drones. They’re upset with us.

    2. avatar Matt in FL says:

      Well, in all reality, while Redding is only a few miles from Newtown, stupidity like that happens all across the country, every day.

      1. avatar benny says:

        Which is why I don’t watch the news and why I comment on here so inconsistently. I can only take so much DUMB before I get an eye twitch and wake up days later in the backyard with a shovel. Sometimes… Tom and Jerry is my happy place lmao

        1. avatar rlc2 says:

          ROFL- thank you, you sick pup: “wake up in the back yard with a shovel”!

  2. avatar JImmy Wade says:

    I would love to set off a shot on the 11th. But I can’t do it legally anywhere close to buffalo. And I have work. Ugh.

    1. avatar Barstow Cowboy says:

      People in your situation should just go outside and yell “BANG!!!”.

    2. avatar That Guy says:

      Cap gun?

      1. avatar John L. says:

        Nope. There’s probably a law.

        But maybe get an audio file from the folks who were written up here recently.

        Two good causes for the price of one, and all that.

  3. avatar Mark N. says:

    They seized the pellet guns? On what possible grounds?

    1. avatar AlphaGeek says:

      Because safety. For the children.

      1. avatar Jus Bill says:

        On the Interwebs. It’s scary there. And what the Hell are the cops doing monitoring Instagram anyway?

        CT, CN; pretty much the same…

    2. avatar Cliff H says:

      I realize that this kid is only thirteen and so not entirely in possession of his natural rights as an adult would be, but how is this NOT a blatant violation of the First Amendment right to free speech?

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      Yeah, I saw that, but there’s so little information about the actual altercation that all it would do is serve as a launching point for conclusion-jumping. If there’s something to it, I’m sure we’ll talk about it when that information comes to light.

    2. avatar Sixpack70 says:

      The comments on that article are interesting to say the least.

      1. avatar Matt in FL says:

        They’d be no different here. Just a bunch of unenlightened rattling, because nobody has any real details yet.

  4. avatar Taro Tsujimoto says:

    Not to nitpick, but I will. Why are they calling it “The Shot Heard Around New York State”? Call it “The Shot Heard ’round New York.” Keep the same meter. If you want to evoke something, evoke it.

    1. avatar Cliff H says:

      Want to grab attention, call it “Shot heard in Coumo’s office”.

  5. avatar CK in CA says:

    How is Liberty Safe’s device supposed to communicate inside a safe over wifi?

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      It’s got a “tail” wire that can either just lay out inside the safe, or be trailed out through one of the several small holes that most safes have.

  6. avatar MOG says:

    Redding, Ct: Politically incorrect conduct. Nice thought huh? Being politically incorrect as a crime.

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