Two weeks ago, a Georgia bill that would have allowed concealed carry on public university campuses finally failed, after languishing in limbo for more than a year. But those who supported it haven’t given up the fight, not by a long shot. Rep. Rick Jasperse has introduced and sponsored HB 875 which would simply decriminalize concealed carry on campus entirely. Under the terms of the bill, licensed carriers found to be carrying on campus would no longer be subject to arrest, but only face a civil fine of up to $100. The bill would also. . .
lift the existing prohibition on concealed carry in bars and houses of worship. Both establishments would be able to prohibit weaponry if they chose to, but it would be a criminal trespass matter, not a firearms violation. The bill passed out of Committee on a voice vote, and will be considered by the full House soon.
A high-ranking leader in the Chicago Latin Kings gang wants to carry a concealed firearm, and he filed an application to do so. He already has a FOID, which allows him to own a gun. He’s legally allowed to have it because he has no felonies on his record. However, his application for a carry permit is being held up because the Cook County Sheriff’s office is allowed to file an objection any time they believe an applicant poses a public safety threat. Now, the gang leader’s record does have a dozen arrests on such charges as aggravated assault, burglary, and failure to register a firearm, but he has no convictions. So there is nothing that legally prohibits his permit from being approved. Except that someone “has a funny feeling.” Capricious application of a subjective standard is an awesome thing, innit?
Guess I’m gonna have to find a new place to get my tires rotated. There’s always been a sign behind the counter, but it was mostly hidden by the laser printer it was tucked behind, and this is Florida, so I ignored it. I was there on Thursday, and the sticker on the window is new.
Good thing I was carrying my SIG P238 and not a revolver. Dodged a bullet there.
Meet the GATOR Shotgun Spreader. It’s not a new concept; apparently it was used by the Navy SEALs in Vietnam, but was prone to fracturing after heavy use. Now Paradigm SRP has re-engineered the design, and well, here you go. They’re getting a couple hundred bucks for them over at Paradigm SRP. [h/t ENDO]
A bill designed to stop overreactions under academic zero-tolerance weapon policies passed out of a Florida state House panel Wednesday. The bill would bar school districts from suspending students for “brandishing a partially consumed pastry or other food item” bitten into the shape of a weapon or “possessing a toy firearm or weapon made of plastic snap-together building blocks.” The bill is sponsored by Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, who refers to it as the “Pop-Tart bill.” Several other states, including Maryland and Oklahoma, have introduced similar legislation, designed to return some discretion to school administrators in petty matters.
Not even going to try and explain it.
The weekend long-form video this week (as in many weeks) is from Hickok45. He finally got a KRISS Vector out to the compound, and he takes it for a spin.
Nice to know even he messes up and forgets to chamber a round once in a while.