Wait, you mean the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex has been lying to us all along? . . . Just one in five Americans obtains gun without background check, survey finds – “Just 22% of current gun owners who acquired a firearm within the past two years did so without a background check, according to a new national survey by public health researchers at Harvard and Northeastern universities shared in advance with the Trace and the Guardian. For years, politicians and researchers have estimated that as many as 40% of gun transfers are conducted without a background check – a statistic based on an extrapolation from a 1994 survey. Gun rights activists had decried that estimate as outdated and inaccurate.”
California gun owners brace for shortages, price hikes under new ammo regs – “Several of the new laws specifically target ammunition purchases. Among the changes coming as of January 2018: Californians who want to buy ammunition online or through catalogs will have to ship their purchases through a licensed dealer. And for the first time, state residents will have to undergo a background check when buying ammunition. Although the restrictions on ammunition purchases don’t take effect for another year, retailers say gun owners have been buying more ammo amid uncertainty and confusion over the new laws.” Or they could just move east to a more rights-friendly locale. Just be sure to leave your politics on the coast.
Fake news . . . The Media’s Dishonest Reporting on Firearms – “The best course of action would be for reporters and copy editors to commit an act of journalism and actually convey some accurate, relevant information about what is being discussed. The most straightforward way to do this would be to describe firearms by their caliber and action: .223-caliber semiautomatic rifle, .308-caliber bolt-action rifle, 9-mm semiautomatic handgun, .44-caliber revolver, etc. If the brand name is known and seems relevant, there’s no reason why that couldn’t be included, too: 5.56-mm semiautomatic Colt rifle, .40-caliber semiautomatic Glock handgun, etc. That a crime was committed by a man wielding a “high-powered Bushmaster” tells us almost nothing; better to tell us that a crime was committed by a man wielding a .223-caliber semiautomatic rifle with a 15-round magazine.” Don’t hold your breath.
What gun for a Tegu lizard? Lawmaker calls for hunting tegu lizards in Everglades “The hunts would occur in the Everglades and the Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area, along with other commission-managed areas where the lizards are breeding, according to the proposal. The lizards, which can grow to 4-feet-long and threaten small wildlife species, are believed to have arrived in South Florida as an exotic pet around 2002.”
Magnum Research® Introduces Combo Caliber Package for the Desert Eagle®
Presser: “If you have 15 seconds, you can swap out a Desert Eagle .44 Magnum caliber barrel for a .50 AE caliber barrel. Next, swap out the magazine from a .44 Magnum to a .50 AE magazine and you are ready to launch .50 AE rounds down range. Magnum Research is proud to introduce their brand new DE44WB6 combo caliber package.”
‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star Kenya Moore pulls gun on three suspects who trespassed onher property – “Kenya Moore gave intruders a dose of reality. ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star whipped out a gun on what appeared to be two men and one woman after she spotted them trespassing her home. ‘If you come over here, you are going to get a motherf–king cap in your a– … I will shoot and I will ask questions later,’ the 45-year-old warned the public in an angry Instagram video following the scare.”
‘Insecurity’ Drives Soaring Number of Belgians to Apply for Gun Licenses – “The number of Belgians applying for firearms permits has skyrocketed, with applications in one major province more than doubling in just five years, according to the authorities. ‘The trend is clear, the number of applications we’ve received for gun licenses has more than doubled in five years’, said Divisional Commissioner of the province of Liège, Thierry Brasseur.” The question is, how many of those applications will be approved?
You may have seen Jeremy’s full bore review of the new Tailhook brace. SHWAT’s done a great quick and dirty overview of the MOD 1. Enjoy.
Police: Gun Range Employee Accidentally Shot Himself In The Hand – “A gun range employee was hospitalized after police say he accidentally shot himself in the hand in New Jersey. It happened around 4: 30 p.m. Monday at the Garden State Pistol Range located in Lakewood. Police say the 61-year-old employee accidentally shot himself in the hand while retrieving a rental gun from a storage cabinet.” How many of the four rules did he break?