John Farnam asks . . . United States Marine Corps Pistols in Question? – “On pistols for the USMC, from a friend in a position to know: ‘Most of the USMC has been using the 9mm M9 Pistol (Beretta 92F) for the last several decades, but Force Reconnaissance companies and some other special units, who have sufficient political autonomy to be able to get specific equipment, wanted to stick with the 1911 (and the 45ACP round), and were ultimately able to get their way! However, new-production pistols were deemed necessary, because 1911 pistols in the existing inventory date from the 1930s. Most have been ‘rebuilt’ so many times, they are little more than scrap metal!'”
Pissing on our legs and telling us it’s raining . . . Washington senator insists insurance bill is not about gun control – “One senator has introduced a measure that takes on the issue a different way, requiring liability insurance before someone can buy a gun. Sen. Maralyn Chase (D-Edmonds) says people have to buy insurance for their homes, their cars, and other items, so having it for guns makes sense to her. Chase insists her bill is not about gun control, but rather public and private protections.”
When seconds count . . . Detroit police investigating delayed response time to home break-in – “The Detroit Police Department is launching an internal investigation and admitting mistakes were made after a family was stuck in their home with an intruder for more than 30 minutes. Officers didn’t arrive until hours later. DPD isn’t making excuses. They admit things didn’t go as they should have and luckily this family wasn’t harmed.”
Full-auto fun . . . Hasbro Unveils the First Select-Fire Nerf Gun, the Nerf Regulator – “The Nerf Regulator is a carbine-style blaster that uses four C batteries to blast darts from its standard N-Strike magazine. We’ve seen plenty of those before, like the Nerf Hyperfire, Rapidstrike, and Stampede. The Regulator makes its own unique mark with a three-way selector switch in front of the trigger guard. It can fire full-auto (hold the trigger down and darts keep shooting out), semi-automatic (pull the trigger once to fire a dart), and burst-fire (pull the trigger once to fire three darts rapidly).”
Ruger Adds .357 Magnum to ARX Self-Defense Ammunition Line – SAVANNAH, GA – Following successful expansion of its popular LCRx line, Ruger today announced the addition of .357 Magnum to its portfolio of ARX Self-Defense Ammunition by PolyCase. The 86-grain bullet speeds downrange at 1,650 fps with 520 ft-lbs of muzzle energy, offering a lighter, faster, hard-hitting variation of this traditional powerhouse cartridge.
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day . . . ACLU: Gun control laws should be fair – “This month, Congress repealed a rule that would have registered thousands of Social Security recipients with mental disabilities, who have others manage their benefits, into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System to prevent them from owning firearms. The American Civil Liberties Union does not oppose gun control laws. As an organization dedicated to defending all constitutional rights, we believe the Second Amendment allows reasonable restrictions to promote public safety. But gun control laws, like any law, should be fair, effective and not based on prejudice or stereotype. This rule met none of those criteria.”