Shyanne Roberts, 9 years old, was to be in Trenton, NJ today, to testify against the proposed New Jersey legislation limiting magazine capacities to 10 rounds. The reason she’s going? Because this fourth-grader is a nationally-sponsored competitive shooter who won second place at the New Jersey State Ruger Rimfire Challenge Competition in October, beating not one, but two retired police officers, and the proposed law would prohibit two of the guns she uses in competition. She currently uses a GLOCK 19 9mm, which comes standard with a 15-round magazine, and her sponsor is currently building her a fully custom AR-15. . .
which also comes standard with a 15-rounder. “If this proposal becomes law, both guns will essentially be worthless for competitions,” said her father, Dan Roberts, also a columnist for Ammoland.com. “Her season starts in just a few weeks and there is currently no ‘grandfathering’ language or exemptions for competitors in the proposed bill.”
Do you know this man? Investigators in Lee County, Georgia are seeking a gun thief who was caught on camera. The man was filmed walking around Backwoods Outdoors around 3 a.m. on Friday. After unsuccessfully attempting to get into the building, he ended up breaking into a nearby truck and stealing about $10,000 worth of guns, knives, and night vision hunting equipment, as well as some cash. So what do you think? You know him? I think saying he was “caught on camera” is being pretty generous.
“I don’t think this has anything to do with the second amendment rights when you have the right to carry a weapon off your property. An automobile is not a part of your home. It’s a part of the public property when you get out on it.” That’s from Bobby Timmons, Executive Director of the Alabama Sheriff’s Association, speaking out against a bill that would allow the carry of loaded handguns in vehicles without needing a concealed carry permit. [I messed up and dropped this into the Weekend Digest, which generally gets fewer views than weekday posts, and I didn’t want you weekday folks to miss out on the fun.]
James Yeager gives his take on the situation in Connecticut. Short version: He sees three possible outcomes, two bloody, one the repeal of the law.
We’ve talked several times recently about the pending bill in Idaho that would allow concealed carry on public college campuses in that state. In a recent memo, Jon Uda, executive director campus security and police services at Boise State claims that the new law could cost the university nearly $2 million a year to implement additional security measures. “Officers will now have to be trained in ‘good gun v. bad gun’ situations and, most importantly, be expected to handle the results of ‘bad gun’ situations,” said Uda. Additional weapons checkpoints would be needed, he said, as well as metal detection equipment at certain campus venues. So for my part, I’m trying to figure out why additional training is ever a bad thing, and I’m unclear why more checkpoints and detectors would be needed if the law became more permissive. Can someone explain it?
The U.S. Senate Health Committee is going forward with the next step in the confirmation process of President Obama’s nominee for U.S. Surgeon General, by scheduling a roll-call vote in the full Senate for tomorrow. This is being done over the strenuous objections of the NRA, who sent a letter to Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell saying in part, “Dr. Murthy’s record of political activism in support of radical gun control measures raises significant concerns about his ability to objectively examine issues pertinent to America’s 100 million firearm owners and the likelihood that he would use the office of the Surgeon General to further his preexisting campaign against gun ownership.”
Demolition Ranch asks “What does it sound like to get hit with a .50 cal?” Based on the conversations in the comments, I’m not sure this is actually representative of what you’d hear, but hey, stuff blows up a bit.
And just because it’s fun… President Obama shooting an MP5 at an Action Targets PT Hostage.
Let me be clear… I’ll never get tired of high-speed video.