This is from April of last year, when the Connecticut gun registration was being debated. A Connecticut citizen facing his elected representatives and telling them, point blank, “I will not comply with this unconstitutional law.” One of the politicians drones on for a bit, but don’t lose interest, because the best part is at the end. Domestic enemies, indeed. . .
Your Lockdown of the Day™ comes from Rifle, Colorado, where Rifle High School was briefly secured yesterday. A man considered a danger to himself caused police to ask school officials to implement a lockdown at 11:15 a.m., and it was lifted at 11:35 a.m. Police Lt. J.R. Boulton said, “The concern was for this individual and the proximity of the school.” The lockdown was lifted after the man was taken into custody.
National Shooting Sports Foundation Statement on Facebook Firearms Policy:
Facebook today acted to provide clarification to its policies on postings concerning firearms and agreed to provide educational messaging on its platform. We are in agreement that all applicable laws should be observed in the private transfer of firearms. We would have welcomed the opportunity to provide our industry’s perspective, however, and regret that we were not consulted. Facebook’s clarification will not affect the lawful commerce in firearm and ammunition products for NSSF members and their customers.
A Nebraska legislator has introduced a bill that would allow teachers and other school employees in that state to carry a concealed handgun in schools. Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial said that the law is necessary as Nebraska schools vary in size, layout, access to law enforcement and ability to afford law enforcement. The bill provides an alternative for schools that can’t afford to hire law enforcement. School boards would have to approve the permits. To qualify for the permit, employees would have to take an additional 24 hours of training beyond the eight hours already required by Nebraska law to carry a concealed firearm. The training would include best practices for responding to a live shooting. The Nebraska Firearms Owners Association offered to subsidize the training costs.
A high school student in Morgan Twp, Indiana was arrested Friday for bringing a firearm onto school property. A student told administrators that a fellow student might have a firearm in his vehicle, and upon searching the car, police found an unloaded .410/.22 rifle and 140 rounds of ammunition in the trunk. The student told police he had it for his own protection. He said he meant to leave the rifle at a relative’s house before coming to school. He did not bring the rifle into the school, nor did he intend to harm anyone with it. He was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on school property, a Class D felony. Under Indiana law, a student in possession of any type of firearm on school property must be expelled for at least one calendar year. “That’s the policy.”
National Shooting Sports Foundation President Steve Sanetti’s latest blog post highlights the release of the latest FBI preliminary Uniform Crime Statistics for the first half of 2013. The report shows that violent crime continued a 30-year-long downward trend, with murders falling by nearly 7 percent versus the same period in 2012, and overall violent crime fell by 5.4 percent. This in spite of the fact that firearms production in 2012 was more than 8.57 million, up 31% from 6.54 million in 2011. If you were to believe the civilian disarmament agitprop, we should all be wearing hip waders to get through the rivers of blood from all those firearms. You can, of course, bet that this report won’t get any play in the mass media, because it doesn’t conform to the party line.
Just a quick video of the new Beretta 1301 Tactical shotgun. Clearly designed for folks who would use it wearing gloves, it features aggressive texturing on the forend and grip area of the stock, as well as oversized controls on the bolt, bolt release, and safety.
A little known feature of YouTube videos is that you can use the numbers on your keyboard to jump around in 10% increments, e.g. hitting ‘5’ will put you at 50% and play from there. It will jump to that point every time you hit the button. Click in the window above while it’s playing and hit 5, and enjoy that sound a few times.
Operators Suppressor Systems (OSS) has a new design for suppressors that’s designed to cut down on the bolt velocity increase and gas blowback from the chamber. I don’t know enough to know if this snake oil or not, but it sure looks cool.
I wanted him to say “weapons system” just one more time.