Gun Dealers File for Summary Judgment in First Amendment Lawsuit Over State of California Ban on Handgun Advertisements – “(A)ttorneys for 5 gun California dealers have filed a motion for summary judgment to strike down a state law that bans the on-site advertising of handguns outside of gun store in a federal First Amendment civil rights. California Penal Code section 26820, first enacted in 1923, bans gun stores from putting up signs advertising the sale of handguns — but not shotguns or rifles. Tracy Rifle and Pistol, a firearm retailer and indoor shooting range located in San Joaquin County, was cited by Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Department of Justice for having pictures of three handguns in window signs that can be seen outside the store. An adjacent window image at Tracy Rifle, which shows a photograph of an AR-15 rifle, was not cited by the DOJ.” Arbitrary and capricious. But the First Amendment is just another enumerated civil right. Why should the state of California respect this one any more than it does the Second?
17-year-old accidentally shoots friend while deer hunting in Charlotte County – “A 17-year-old mistook his friend for a deer and shot him while hunting in Charlotte County, according to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Two teenage boys went hunting Friday around 5:20 p.m. on private property on Mt. Carmel Road in Charlotte County. While hunting, a 17-year-old boy mistook his friend for a deer and shot him.” Let’s please be careful out there. And wear your orange.
On a happier note . . . Nebraska: Seward Girl’s Bull Elk More Than Just a State Record – “A bull elk harvested by a Seward girl in September is not only the new non-typical record for Nebraska, it also ranks 16th in the all-time world records maintained by the Boone and Crockett Club. Hannah Helmer’s bull, harvested on the Sept. 24 opener of the elk season in the Hat Creek Unit near Crawford, was officially scored at 430 6/8 on Nov. 30 by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wildlife biologist Randy Stutheit. That topped the previous mark of 409 7/8 taken by Dana Foster of Ogallala in Garden County in 2008.” Hope she has a lot of wall space in her room for that rack.
Temple, Texas-based Hudson Manufacturing is slowly dropping the veil on their new pistol, the H9 From their press release: “For the past three years, Hudson has been working on an innovative new pistol to be launched at SHOT Show 2017. This new design combines a striker fired system with a 1911 style single axis trigger. The culmination of the countless hours of design and testing resulted in a product that has never before been successfully created. This new pistol design boasts multiple new patents sure to disrupt the standards and expectations of the firearms industry.” They tell us it’s a striker fired pistol with a single-axis 1911-style trigger. Can’t wait to get our hands on one.
Heavily armed ‘Mannequin Challenge’ video leads to felon gun arrest – “A gun-strapped “Mannequin Challenge” video led to an Alabama man’s arrest for criminal possession of a weapon. The clip made in Huntsville adheres to the rules of the video craze, with its participants standing still as statues while a roving camera pans over them.”
Disarmed UK homeowners encouraged to turn to shrubs for personal defense . . . Defensive planting helps combat crime – “Residents and businesses are being encouraged to enlist the help of Mother Nature in the fight against crime. Colchester Borough Council and the Safer Colchester Partnership (SCP) have joined forces with Essex Police and Poplar Nurseries to launch a Defensive Planting Initiative. The drive aims to help residents and businesses choose the best shrubs and other living barriers to plant, in order to boost security and deter crime such as burglary.”