It would appear that bureaucratic non-responsiveness and stonewalling will be handled a little differently in the 115th Congress. That’s the ATF’s number two functionary, Ronald B. Turk, learning the hard way who holds the oversight (and purse) strings. Pop some popcorn and enjoy.
Oops . . . Man Accidentally Shoots Himself at NRA Headquarters: Police – “A National Rifle Association employee accidentally shot himself while doing firearms training at the organization’s headquarters, according to police. The 46-year-old man’s pistol accidentally discharged Thursday afternoon as he holstered the gun in Fairfax County, Virginia, police said. The accidental shooting happened at the NRA’s National Firearms Museum at 11250 Waples Mill Road in Fairfax.” Actually, it happened at the NRA range, not the museum. But you probably knew that.
Booze, guns and party buses: Emanuel’s proposal won’t solve the problem. This will. – “Since 2015, party buses in Chicago have been the scene of at least 11 shootings, three of them fatal. Something’s wrong with this picture. The city has tried to rein in party buses before. In September, the City Council passed an ordinance requiring party bus drivers to call police if someone on the bus throws a bottle out the window, smokes pot or fires a gun. That hasn’t solved the problem. Now Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposes an ordinance that would require party bus companies to install security cameras on buses and have security guards on board if passengers are drinking.”
Silencer Shop including a free NFA trust with a purchase. Looks like suppressor sales are, uh, challenging these days.
Nordic countries discover the importance of armed self defense (for the cops, anyway) . . . Police in Norway to carry weapons after Stockholm attack – “Police in Norway who usually do not carry guns on duty are being armed following a truck attack Friday in Sweden’s capital that killed three people. Norwegian police said in a tweet that the order to carry weapons would be in effect until further notice. The order was directed to police in Norway’s largest cities and the Oslo airport. Oslo Police spokeswoman Marita Aune confirmed to The Associated Press that officers in Oslo already have started carrying weapons. Police in neighboring Sweden typically are armed.”
Empty gestures from the usual suspects . . . Senator Markey & Rep. Maloney Introduce Legislation During National Public Health Week to Reduce Gun Violence – “As community advocates, doctors, elected officials, and public health professionals gather for national public health week, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation today to address the issue of gun violence across the United States. The bill would set aside $10 million in funding each year for FY2018-2023 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct or support research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention. Last year, more than 100 medical and public health groups sent a letter to then-President Obama and House and Senate leadership in support of federal gun violence prevention research. “
Tyler has one of these now; look for his review soon . . . Wilson Combat Rifles in 6.5 Creedmoor -The Logical Choice for Long Range – When seeking the best extended-range shooting or hunting performance in an AR platform rifle, the 6.5 Creedmoor is the logical choice. Available in two different models: Recon Tactical and Super Sniper.
Oh, Canada . . . True Story of Gun Laws Keeping Us Safe – “The political system in Canada uses a placebo effect to create the impression that our regulations reduce gun violence. Specifically, the current Liberal government promised in their election platform to restore the requirement to have a permit to transport restricted and prohibited firearms, reversing changes in the previous government’s Bill C-42 (The Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act). In reality, Bill C-42 did not eliminate the need for a permit whatsoever. All of the same transportation conditions still exist post C-42 with one exception; you can now also take your firearm to and from a gun show. The bill simply made it unnecessary to carry the physical piece of paper with you during transport.”
For when you need to reach for a higher power . . . Diversion Books,Black – Set of two books. The small book(61/4″x81/4″x2″) accommodates small to medium firearms. The large book (8″x101/2″x23/4″)easily fits most full-sized handguns. Sold as a nestled set, one book of each size.
‘Monumental’ gun bill heads to Branstad for final approval – “A bill making sweeping changes to Iowa’s firearms laws cleared its final legislative hurdle Thursday and is headed to Gov. Terry Branstad for final approval. ‘Iowans deserve their freedoms back. They deserve their liberties back,’ said the bill’s author, Rep. Matt Windschitl, R-Missouri Valley. ‘And while this is not everything that me, personally, would like to see advanced here today, it is the most monumental piece of Second Amendment legislation this state has ever seen.'”