Shortage of ATF investigators to complete gun dealer inspections – “By law, gun dealers can be inspected once a year by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Last year, the ATF made more than 8,600 inspections, just a fraction of the gun dealers nationwide. The budget allows for only 620 inspectors; Not nearly enough to go around. ‘Unfortunately, we can’t get to everybody. But we try to.’ Bart Mora runs the San Antonio ATF field office where his 11 inspectors are responsible for checking gun dealers in 50 counties.” Um, that’s only 14 FFLs per inspector per year. What else are they doing? And maybe if the ATF devoted more manpower to compliance and less to hairbrained undercover “sting” operations, they’d be able to complete more inspections.
Fake Gun, Real Crime: Police Notice Uptick In Replicas – “Whether they shoot BBs, pellets, paintballs or nothing at all, imitation guns can be indistinguishable from the real thing — it’s one reason why some criminals gravitate toward them. Plus they’re cheap and easy to get.” And yet cop-haters and the media go insane when these same criminals are shot by police officers while waving these things around.
Here’s an evergreen post title if ever there was one: The New York Times’ Lack Of Gun Knowledge Is Embarrassing – “Nobody—not even the editorial board of The New York Times—is free from the moral responsibility to do a little research before commenting on a matter of public import. If you are going to talk about a contentious public issue, you should learn a little bit about it beforehand to avoid misleading others and making yourself look profoundly foolish.”
Gears of War 4’s Campaign Mixes Guns and Gore with Storytelling and Atmosphere – “My demo also contained an impressive selection of new firearms. The Overkill is a four-barrel shotgun that fires both when you pull the trigger and when you release it, allowing to create either a wall of pellets or a concentrated cone of death depending on the speed at which you fire. It only seems to hold 12 shots, though, so I frequently passed up Overkills in favor of keeping my classic Gnasher. I did, however, seize every opportunity to use the COG bots’ Embar rifles, an effective mid-range precision rifle that requires to you hold the trigger until the two halves of your reticule meet in the middle.” I think they call ‘storytelling and atmosphere’ the fast-forward in the porn video world. Is it the same in video games?
Your shocker of the day: Grisham: Anti-gun group misleads public and is out of step with Texas – “Open Carry Texas and Come and Take It Texas have never claimed responsibility for making this video because we didn’t make it. We support the video for highlighting the absurdity of thinking that a sex toy is a better defense against an armed intruder than a handgun, but we never took responsibility for it. This is another example of how Moms Demand Action continues to mislead the public. Another instance is claiming that Open Carry Texas showed up at one of our regular meeting locations with rifles to intimidate members of Moms Demand Action. Finally, Keown misleads readers in failing to mention that shooting at mannequins predates both Open Carry Texas and Moms Demand Action and is in no way meant to represent women. Most mannequins are feminine by design.”
These are the last days of summer. Are you ready for fall?