The NRA’s Chris Cox on Trump’s AG nominee . . . Sen. Jeff Sessions will fight for the Second Amendment: Column – “Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch’s politicization of the Department of Justice over the last eight years will not be reversed overnight. But in Jeff Sessions, we can look forward to an attorney general who will focus the Department’s attention on prosecuting violent criminals and getting them off our streets. He will make our cities and communities safer. Unlike his predecessors, Sessions knows that law-abiding gun owners are not the problem. He strongly supports our Second Amendment freedoms and will work tirelessly to protect them.”
Obama: Going to Newtown was the ‘toughest day of my presidency’ – “As Barack Obama continues to reflect on his legacy in a series of exit interviews, the outgoing president says he still considers the day he met with the parents of the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 the toughest day of his presidency.”
Crises gone to waste . . . Congress blocked Obama’s call for new gun laws after mass shootings – “Part of the reason a new assault weapons ban didn’t gain traction in Congress under Obama was because the prior assault weapons ban, from 1994 to 2004, didn’t stop violent incidents like mass shootings, Schildkraut said. For example, one of the weapons used in the 1999 Columbine shootings, an IntraTec TEC-DC9, was on the list of banned guns, she said.”
And to complete the circle . . . Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) Wants to Repeal Gun-Free School Zones Act – “Gun free zones are clearly not going to prevent anyone with the plan or intent of committing violent mayhem with a gun, and if we assume any rationality on the part of such a would-be spree killer, one can assume on the margin the promise of a zone where the law-abiding have legally been disarmed increases the likelihood of attracting such a killer.”
Canik TP9SF Elite Compact Pistol is Out – Century Arms has announced the release of two new compact pistols to join the Canik handgun line, the TP9SF Elite and TP9SF Elite-S. The TP9SF Elite is the first compact pistol released by Canik and marks the brand’s entrance into the concealed carry market.
Bank Manager Wrestles Down Robber, Thinking Loaded Gun Fake – “According to the criminal complaint, bank personnel told police that (Tarik) Mazhar entered the bank wearing a mask and pulled out a gun when he approached a teller. In response, the teller called for his manager, who tried grab the gun from Mazhar. The manager later told police that he thought the gun was fake.” It wasn’t.
Tijuana homicides hit record high in 2016 – “The total for the year came to 910 for Tijuana, according to figures for the Baja California Attorney General’s Office. That represents a 36 percent increase over 2015, when authorities registered 670 homicides. The 2016 tally surpasses the city’s previous record in 2008, when authorities reported 844 killings.” Look out, Tijuana, Chicago’s coming up fast in your rear view mirror.
Rheinmetall and Steyr Mannlicher unveil RS556 assault rifle “Rheinmetall and Steyr Mannlicher have partnered to offer the RS556 assault rifle in 5.56 x 45 mm to the Bundeswehr as a potential replacement for the service’s G36 standard issue rifle. The RS556 (RS stands for Rheinmetall Steyr in 5.56 mm calibre) is a derivative of the AR-15 and a variant of Steyr’s STM556 rifle, which was announced in 2012 and manufactured since May 2016.” Cheek weld much?