If I had a dime for every time this has happened to me… He lost his gun at the strip club — then told cops he thought it was a sex toy – “Staff at Teasers, 218 Duval St., called police early Thursday morning after a dancer found the loaded magazine on the club’s floor and brought it to another employee who asked Putnam if it was his. Meanwhile, a bouncer spotted part of a handgun in Putnam’s pocket as the tourist sat near the service bar. ‘Putnam was not sure how the magazine ended up on the ground,’ Officers Jesse Hammers wrote in his report. Putnam responded by saying he thought it was a sex toy and later told police he really didn’t know what it was at first.”
Non-Fudd Mainers to Mayor Mike – GTFO: Big-city money, hunters clash over gun background checks in Maine – “The idea of imposing burdensome regulations on other states isn’t sitting well with opponents like Tammy Walter, president of the Spurwink Rod & Gun Club. ‘It’s offensive to me that someone can come into our state from the biggest city in the country and buy us,’ she said, referring to Bloomberg. David Trahan, executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, said people support background checks, just not the version that will be on the ballot.”
Sometimes you can’t even make this stuff up: Man in wheelchair guns down victim in the Bronx – “A 28-year-old man was gunned down in the Bronx by a man in a wheelchair. The shooting occurred outside the Mott Haven Houses on Willis Ave. just before 2 a.m. Sunday. Police reportedly believe the shooting was a drug-related killing. According to the NY Daily News, Thomas was carrying crack cocaine in his buttocks.”
Leupold & Stevens, Inc., introduces the LTO (Leupold Thermal Optic) Tracker, a hand-held thermal observation and game recovery tool, one that no hunter should be without. As their PR person puts it, “the LT is “a hand-held, heat detecting device designed as a multipurpose hunting tool. From checking your ingress path to your stand when you first hit the field, to helping track wounded animals, the LTO Tracker is high-performance thermal device built in Leupold’s Beaverton, Oregon, facility. With an MSRP of $874, the LTO Tracker is a feature-filled thermal product.”
The LA Times has the sads that California’s failed microstamping law hasn’t gone nationwide: ‘Microstamping’ technology could help police crack down on gun crimes — if the gun lobby allows it – “But only California requires microstamping technology today, which has led gun manufacturers to simply stop selling new semiautomatic handgun models in the state. That has effectively negated California’s law; according to the state Attorney General’s office, there are no new models with microstamping technology on its list of handguns certified as safe for sale. Clearly, a nationwide requirement is needed to compel gun makers to adopt the identifying technology.”
Texas State Rifle Association Foundation (TSRAF) Texas Youth Action Shootout (TYAS) Match 1 a Great Success
AUSTIN, TX: The TSRA Foundation Texas Youth Action Shootout (TYAS) series is off to an amazing start for the 2016-2017 competitive year. Our first match was hosted in Corpus Christi and was attended by youth shooters from around the state.
Thank you to all of the parents, coaches, contributors and sponsors for making this event the success it was. Please take a moment and visit our sponsors website or Facebook accounts to say thank you.
Title Sponsor: Magpul Industries Corp.
Bronze Sponsor: KNS Precision Inc.
TSRA Jr. Membership Sponsor: Dr. Ruiz of Brownsville, TX Program Partner: Scholastic Action Shooting Program
Range Hosts: Texas Carbine
Food Service: Leticia’s On Wheels
Water Donor: Bee Fit – Silver Sneakers Flex
Ammo Rep: Ammunition Armory
Team Endowment Supporter: MidwayUSA Foundation
We look forward to our next match of the series on December 3, 2016 at Copperhead Creek in Marble Falls, TX. To learn more about Sponsorship opportunities, match details or about the Foundation in general, please visit our website at www.tsrafoundation.com
What passes for English humor, apparently:
Oh, and at this important time of the year, don’t forget to thank a famous actor for taking time out of their busy schedule to educate the rest of us: