The location of the next big political battle with implications for gun rights is Virginia, where the money is flowing in fast and furious. Soon-to-be ex-mayor Michael Bloomberg is backing former Clinton bag man Terry McAuliffe, dumping a reported $1.1 million into the last two weeks of the gubernatorial race against the $500,000 the NRA has spent supporting Ken Cuccinelli (left). The other race of concern is for Attorney General, with Bloomberg-backed Mark Herring squaring off against NRA-supported Mark D. Obenshain (right). McAuliffe, if you believe the polls, is the favorite for the governor’s chair, so the People of the Gun can’t afford to sit this one out. Get out, get involved, and get people riled up. . .
With the recent passage of the lead ammo ban in California, tnoutdoors9 did a test of the 223 Barnes VOR-TX 55 gr TSX (Copper). The petal separation is quite interesting. Anyone know why it does that so consistently? The pictures on the box don’t show that happening.
In the wake of yesterday’s story of three teens found in possession with 70 boxes of ammunition stolen from U.S. Air Marshals, the TSA has initiated an investigation to see if storage procedures were not followed which may have allowed it to happen. Officials said ammunition is usually stored more securely, but had been left in the trailer after being used in a training exercise on a firing range.
In yet another of those crimes that couldn’t have actually happened, a Manhattan Whole Foods was not robbed of $60,000 by two men who were not masked and at least one of whom did not have a gun. Police could not (that one’s real) confirm whether it was an inside job or not. The New York Observer observed, “Following the robbery, we expect the two thieves were able to purchase approximately two-and-a-half days’ worth of gluten-free flatbreads and carob powder.” Or not.
Where do you draw the line between “shooter skill” and “equipment calibration?” Taofledermaus takes us on a tour of 6mm PPC Benchrest rifles.