One previously unmentioned facet of the new Illinois gun freedoms is how landlords, building owners and managers will deal with the prospect of tenants and visitors legally toting guns. Private property owners can, of course, prohibit handguns on their premises, so declaring leasing offices off limits to guns is obviously legal, but what about individual apartments? The general consensus is that a rental property can prohibit concealed firearms anywhere on the property, including individual apartments . . .
if the lease contains specific language to that effect. “We are going to be prohibiting [conceal carry], absolutely,” said Victor Rodriguez, property management consultant for Hispanic Housing Development Corp., which handles 3,600 units in the Chicago area. So if you live in or around Chicago, be sure to read the fine print.
“Just give them what they want.” A 19-year-old college student was killed on the South Side of Chicago last month, despite giving his robbers what they wanted. Two men held him up at gunpoint and demanded his cell phone, which he surrendered. Then they shot him. According to his mother, he had resisted joining a gang, despite getting into repeated fights with those who wanted to bring him into their ranks. After handing over his phone, the robbers asked him what gang he was in. When he could not answer, they shot him. I really would like to hear a civilian disarmament proponent explain their way out of this one.
SIG SAUER introduced their 938 .22 pistol at SHOT Show. Available as a standalone .22 (in two barrel lengths) or as a drop-in conversion kit for the 938 you already own. You know, because .22 is cheaper and easier to find than 9 mm.
There’s a bill pending in Tennessee that would repeal bans on concealed carry in government-owned parks statewide, and leaders of the Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action went to a Nashville park on Friday to express their disagreement. A half dozen speakers were heard in what the tennessean.com called a “lightly-attended” press conference, expressing concern that the proposed bill would take decisions about gun control out of the hands of local governments. Tennessee passed a law in 2009 that said people with handgun carry permits could carry in state and local parks. But they included a provision letting local governments opt out and reinstate bans. Several cities opted out. The current bill would eliminate that loophole. [See what I did there?] House Bill 1407 is scheduled for committee hearing on Wednesday; the Senate companion bill passed on February 13th. Sen. Stacey Campfield said he has the votes to override a veto from Gov. Bill Haslam, should he choose to go that route.
From The Firearm Blog: Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI) recently announced a new 5.56 NATO load called the Razor Core. The load is designed to improve stopping power, accuracy and range when compared to standard NATO ball ammo. Contrary to what its name might suggest, the bullet doesn’t expand or have any other overtly “razorlike” properties. In fact, according to one reseller, the bullet is a 77-grain Sierra HPBT MatchKing. However, it is engineered to be very accurate, and succeeds, if the accuracy graphs from the manufacturer are to be believed. $390 per 500.
SureFire Hellfighter 5. I need one of these to walk the dog.
No price listed yet, but a previous (3000 lumen) version went for about $5500.
Yesterday I featured James Yeager’s take on the situation in Connecticut. Here’s The Yankee Marshal’s, and I think it’s worth hearing. I’m fond of saying that the civilian disarmament movement should just quit with the nibbling around the edges and just sack up and try to repeal the Second Amendment, or sit down and shut the hell up. The Yankee Marshal is thinking along the same lines. He wants them to go after the guns in CT, to scare people into noticing what’s happening and “lift the veil.” Listen to what he’s got to say, and tell us what you think.