“If we have to get a warrant, we’re going to come back when you’re not expecting it, we’re going to park in front of your house, where all your neighbors can see, we’re gonna bust in your door with a battering ram, we’re gonna shoot and kill your dogs (who are my family), and then we’re going to ransack your house looking for these people.” — Allegedly said to Eric Crinnian after police asked to search his house and he refused, multiple times, saying they needed a warrant. So. There’s no way to tell if that statement is accurate or Mr. Crinnian is embellishing a bit, but…
…that’s not the point, really, is it? For my part, at least, the point is that I can’t read that and immediately dismiss it. The point is that I can read that and say, “Yeah, I can totally see that happening.” That is a problem.
Here come some numbers, via The Tactical Wire: The NSSF is reporting the NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,308,100 for November 2013 gun sales, down a bit (-14.4%) from last year’s peak, but still 18.8% higher than the next highest November on record, that of 2011. The NSSF-adjusted number is derived by subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Connecticut, Illinois, and Utah for CCW permit application checks as well as checks on active CCW permit databases, thus giving a more accurate number of actual gun transfer transactions.
In case you missed the comment left this morning on last night’s Digest, Alex Peters dropped a link to the police report (pdf warning) on the arrest of William Dong. It seems he was briefly seen outside his vehicle holding the rifle (which later turned out to be a Bushmaster AR-15), possibly transferring it from the front seat to the back, which prompted the MWAG call. He then headed for campus, where he was discovered to have two handguns with him, a GLOCK-brand GLOCK 26 (9mm) and a GLOCK 22 (.40), one on his person and one in a briefcase. The police report doesn’t mention why, but I’ve read reports elsewhere that he was carrying due to fear of being attacked, or alternately that he was going hunting (?), or further alternately because he was an employee of an armored car company. I’m not going to be slightly surprised if this guy turns out to be mentally disturbed in some way, because carrying onto (or even real close to) a college campus is not (currently) the act of a rational individual. To that end, the 2700 rounds of ammo they found at his don’t concern me in the slightest, but the multiple newspaper articles about the Aurora, CO shooting do, a bit.
Silencerco is running a Christmas/New Years promotion that if you buy a Saker suppressor between now and January 31, you get a Saker branded stripped lower receiver gratis. The Saker has an interchangeable front cap that lets you install your choice of muzzle device, as well as quite a few different mounting options. It has an MSRP of $1200, but can be found for down close to $850 if you look around a bit. More info on the Saker and the lower promotion can be found over at Silencerco’s site.
Can you overlube a GLOCK-brand GLOCK? More specifically, when you overlube a GLOCK, how far does it have to go before it affects the ability to function? mattv2099 sets out to find out. (Some NSFW language.)
Much love for the sound it makes when he racks the slide full of oil. Still not as cool as autotune, though.