CNN — yes, CNN — gives an excellent accounting of the SIG SAUER P320 drop safety debacle . . .
Callaway initially told CNN he was satisfied with Sig Sauer’s responsiveness.
“They conducted themselves well. I notified them of my demand they fix these weapons, and they complied within six months, which is pretty reasonable,” he said.
But when Callaway was told that Sig pistols had shown the drop fire malfunction in mid-2016 during testing for the Army, and had fixed those guns by April 2017, he was aghast.
On the phone, Callaway could barely contain his anger.
“So why wouldn’t they send us the right ones ahead of time?” he asked. “If they knew about this problem ahead of time, before they shipped these pistols, that’s egregious.”
A decent retention holster could have prevented this from the beginning . . .
Yes, agents often attend after-work social gatherings and would thus be in an armed capacity. Social drinking while armed — while not something the agency condones — may occur under these circumstances. We do not know whether alcohol was a factor in this incident, which occurred just after midnight Saturday morning and could have been far more catastrophic.
FBI candidate appointees are taught early on during their new agent training at Quantico to safeguard their weapons by secreting and securing your weapon farthest from people you encounter. And though it’s been almost 28 years since I attended this training, as I recall, there weren’t many practical application scenarios that involved maintaining positive control of a sidearm while performing ambitious backflips at a bar.
Will their high school have armed teachers and staff? . . .
The entire graduating class at a Pennsylvania middle school was gifted bulletproof backpack plates as they prepare to head to high school next year.
Students at St. Cornelius in Chadds Ford, Pa., were outfitted with the “ballistic shields” thanks to a donation from a local company, according to Fox 29. The report notes that Unequal Technologies developed the ultra-thin shield and designed a 10-by-12-inch plate that can slip into a backpack.
The bulletproof backpack plates were also handed out to 25 faculty members at the school.
Americans don’t have the right to armed self defense in Mexico . . .
“It was an attempted robbery, and an individual went to defend his property, and that’s when they shot him,” Octavio Lopez, a top local government official, told the Union-Tribune. “This is the first time we’ve had something like this happen.”
Neighbors told the newspaper they believe they were killed over a dispute involving a 22-foot-long fishing boat at the property. A neighbor, who asked not to be identified, said they heard gunfire at around midnight and saw an SUV pulling a boat toward the water. However, the thieves were unable to successfully move it.
Another neighbor, identified by the newspaper as former off-road racing champion Roger Mears, discovered the pair’s bodies. Authorities said Ball had 18 gunshot wounds and Butler had two in her legs.