Ithaca Gun Company, currently located in Ohio, has announced they will be expanding to a new facility in Horry County, SC (near Myrtle Beach) in the next few months. The new factory will create 120 new jobs, and will nearly double Ithaca’s production capacity. The Cool Springs Business Park that they’re building in will also shortly be home to PTR Industries, when they’re done remodeling their new home, and Stag Arms is currently deciding whether to relocate from their current home in Connecticut to either Horry County or Houston, TX. . .
A New Hampshire gas station clerk has been fired from his job of 10 years after pulling a gun to defend himself against a would-be robber with a knife. Saying that “I had every reason to believe that regardless of whether or not he got the money out of the till, he was still going to attack me,” Bear Cothran pulled out his gun and told the guy it was a bad idea. According to Cothran, the robber said, “Alright, alright,” and ran off. He said despite the firing, he’d do it again. “My boss and my district manager both went to bat for me. (They) tried to save my job for me. It came down to a corporate decision.” Kudos to him for clearing his weapon before showing it to the reporter in the video.
A Tulsa man said he had no regrets about shooting the burglar he found inside his home on Monday. Returning from a walk, he saw a drawer open and immediately knew something wasn’t right. He grabbed his gun, saw the guy in his bedroom doorway and “I didn’t even hesitate,” he said. “I had the gun in my hand, flicked off the safety, got my finger on the trigger and I started shooting him in the chest.” He went on to say he’d do the same if it happened again. “I’m not going to talk to (the intruder),” he said. “I’m just going to start launching lead.”
Utah concealed weapons permits applications have surged to an all-time high this year, with the Bureau of Criminal Identification reporting 31,000 more permits issued through August than it had in all of last year, projecting in excess of 138,000 permits issued by year’s end. Utah currently lists over 325,000 valid permits, with 62% of those being held by non-Utahns. Utah’s concealed weapons permit is recognized by 35 states.
The march to disarm Americans continues in Utica, New York this week, with another gun buy-up scheduled for Saturday. This one’s paying $25 for non-working guns, so there’s that, I guess. Take ’em a couple of paperweights, laugh at the stupidity, and buy yourself a nice lunch.
A mother staying at a southeast Oklahoma City no-tell motel discovered a revolver wrapped in a bandanna tucked under the mattress in her room when she was packing to leave. Being stereotypically gun-ignorant, Mom had this to say, “We were dancing and jumping on the bed and stuff, and I don’t know, we could’ve made that go off, and then it had five bullets in it, so it was already loaded.” She called the office and a maintenance worker came and put the gun in a trash bag and walked off without calling police. A Plaza Inn employee said the managers are out of town, so maintenance will keep the gun secure in a drawer for police to come pick up. Oklahoma City Police said on Monday dispatchers never received a call about the gun and they should’ve been notified. Whaddya want to bet that call never comes through?