Stroke of luck and gun laws kept Washington state mall shooting from being much worse, police say – “’I suspect,’ said Burlington Police Det. Adrian Kuschnereit, ‘that this theater room and the people inside of it may have been a planned target for a shooting.’ But because of Cetin’s strange behavior and reluctance to go through a background check, a gun store clerk refused to sell him a .45-caliber handgun hours before the suspect went to the mall. And Cetin’s cellphone, wedged in the theater exit door, was spotted by a moviegoer and removed.” Funny that the LA Times story doesn’t give much credit to the responsible FFL who refused to sell a gun to a questionable individual.
Flip or Flop’s Freshly Separated Hosts Clarify That Gun Incident – “On Monday, Flip or Flop’s hosts, Tarek and Christina El Moussa shocked the home-improvement television-watching public with news of their separation. Today, they clarified some details in People Magazine. The outlet traces the break in their marriage to an incident that went down back in May of this year, during which Tarek hopping the fence in his backyard and wandering into Chino Hills State Park with a gun in his backpack. TMZ released some particulars from the police report, which stated that 11 Orange County deputies and a helicopter responded to a call regarding ‘a possibly suicidal male with a gun.’” He apparently just wanted to “blow off some steam.”
Tis the season . . . When gifting a gun, ‘do your homework’ – “Some might question whether it’s legal to buy another person a firearm as a gift, given rules about straw purchases. The short answer: ‘You can purchase a firearm as a gift legally,’ Kolisek said. ‘You cannot purchase a firearm for someone who cannot purchase a firearm for themselves legally — that becomes a straw purchase,’ he said. ‘It becomes a little convoluted, especially with ATF regulations. It has to be a legitimate gift. If you receive money for it, it’s no longer a gift.’”
TTAG’s resident war hero Jon Wayne Taylor [not shown] managed to get the Tavor X95 to shoot a 1.05″ MOA group at 100 yards, sending IWI match ammo downrange. His average group: 1.75 MOA. His groups with other match grade ammo: a bit over 2.5 or more MOA. In the video above, Steve Fisher and Tom Alibrando have a go at accuracy testing the X95, shooting at a steel plate two hundred yards distant. “Two hundred’s fine,” the duo pronounce after ringing steel. Good enough?
The last thing we need is guns at sporting events – “Current Washington law prevents possession of firearms at ‘any stadium or convention center, operated by a city, town, county, or other municipality’ unless an individual has a concealed carry permit. But most stadiums are operated by public facilities districts or private entities, and thus, can make their own rules on weapons. The bill proposed by McCaslin, Shea and Taylor would expand the law so it specifically prohibits public facilities districts and public stadium authorities, or any private group that leases a stadium or arena from them, from banning pistols for those with concealed carry permits.” If it’s owned by a private entity, they make their own rules. But in a publicly owned facility, the laws of the state and Constitution should apply.
The case for expanding campus gun carry – “The most common objection to campus carry is the increased danger of allowing firearms on campus. Opponents of campus carry present a gruesome parade of horribles if individuals can carry guns on campus—heated classroom discussions will break out into gunfights, students will shoot professors who give them bad grades, partying will turn dangerous with the mix of alcohol and guns, and unintentional shootings will multiply. It is extremely unlikely that this parade will ever materialize.” Not to mention that it hasn’t yet at any of the campuses where carry is now allowed.
Cops shoot and kill someone about 1,000 times a year. Few are prosecuted. What can be done? – “Jurors’ unwillingness to convict police officers may seem baffling — if not infuriating. But it’s not difficult to understand their reluctance. They don’t want to second-guess the split-second life-or-death decisions of a police officer who used deadly force. They understand that policing is violent and that sometimes police officers have to use their guns. Some jurors don’t believe a police officer could be a murderer. It is also possible that jurors are afraid to find a police officer guilty, because they think his or her colleagues might retaliate against them.” Or the vast majority could actually be good shoots.
Voodoo does that GLOCK voodoo that they do so well. In this case, a complete GLOCK slide with suppressor height sights and a new recoil spring. Agency Arms G43 drop-in trigger will delight mouse gun owners who want to perfect perfection (perfectly). Critical Capabilities AR-15 lower receiver takes GLOCK mags because who wants to carry two different mags when you’re doing two-gun. And while we know many of our readers consider “smart guns” a government plot to switch off the Second Amendment, ZEROBRAVO’s S.M.A.R.T. Card is a great way to zero your gun. I wonder if Instructor Zero uses it.