The Indian army recovered 40+ weapons and a whole pile of ammunition a few days back in a place most of you have never heard of. It doesn’t really matter. Just look at that artistic layout. Our cops are really behind the times with their “toss it on the table” photo ops. . .
A clerk at a Seattle convenience store was ringing up a customer when two men entered the store wearing masks. One approached the counter and demanded money, pulling a gun. The clerk thought the gun “didn’t look real,” so he told the guy, “I have a bigger one than you do.” When he turned to reach for his own gun, the robbers took off out the door, hopped in their vehicle, and hauled ass. Many people would say the clerk acted stupidly, but he kept the money in the register, and doesn’t have any new holes, so I figure it worked out alright.
Our friends over at Wonkette waved the bloody shirt a little bit just after Christmas, recounting the stories of a couple-three accidental shootings that have been covered here and elsewhere. But the interesting part to me was the story contained a photo of “Dad with his new gun” from Christmas morning, and the author opined that “We don’t really begrudge Dad his rifle up there — looks like an actual hunter, at least.” I know for a fact that myself, Nick, and Dan have all hunted, and none of us looks like the guy in that photo. So my question is, what does an “actual hunter” look like?
Following the recent appeals court ruling that the University of North Florida cannot prohibit the storage of firearms in vehicles on campus, the rest of the schools in the state seem to be falling in line like dominoes. USF and FSU have already formally rewritten their policies, and though UF hasn’t said anything publicly, their language was identical to FSU’s, so it’s likely only a matter of time. It’s a small step, but it’s a step forward.
Apparently there’s some confusion about the new gun laws in California, and when the different measures take effect. The one causing the most confusion seems to be the law that bans lead ammunition for hunting, which doesn’t take effect until 2019. A ban on the sale of magazines holding greater than 10 rounds passed and took effect on January 1, but an accompanying bill banning the possession of those same bills did not pass, so owning them is still legal. Magazine conversion kits, a popular workaround for the mag limits, are also banned as of the first of January. Don’t you just love “insta-criminal” laws? Can anyone name another consumer item for which you have to be continuously aware of its legality for potentially years after you purchase it?
The boys over at Moss Pawn & Gun are here with their latest Gun Gripe videos, and this one is about dry firing. When it’s OK, when it’s not OK, when to ask permission… It’s a little on the long side for what I normally post here, but it seems to have some good information. Got anything they didn’t cover?