Think you know who permit-to-carry holders are? Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum, with the generous help of Crucible Arms, put together this short documentary showing a cross section of Minnesota’s permit-to-carry holders. . .
Chris had a post earlier today about George Zimmerman’s “large ammo stash” from his recent arrest. That arrest was for allegedly pointing a gun at his girlfriend. From legalinsurrection.com, this: “George Zimmerman’s girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, who called 911 accusing Zimmerman of pointing a gun at her, has been shopping around for a national media interview for weeks, but none of the national media would pay her the money she was seeking.” This is my surprised face.
Gun-rights advocates asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to overturn the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in striking down the 2009 Montana Firearms Freedom Act. The federal government regulates firearms under the auspices of the Interstate Commerce Clause, and the 2009 MFFA attempts to declare that federal firearms regulations don’t apply to guns kept in the state where they were manufactured. The law was struck down by a district judge and that ruling was upheld by the 9th Circuit. The case is MSSA v. Holder and you can find the Petition for Writ of Certoriari here (pdf warning). A decision on the petition is not expected until early next year.
In a nice change of pace from what we’ve come to expect from the media, al.com has a good quick article for new gun owners (guns being all the rage for Christmas gifts this year, apparently) about how to care for your new pet. To their credit, they get the important stuff out there first. After the introduction, it only takes three short sentences to get “all guns are always loaded” rule stated. They then stress it, saying “make sure the chamber is clear” two more times in the next three lines. The article might be a good one to save for use in future “newbie” encounters.
Chicago police officers watched a drug dealer sell to three people in Gage Park last Monday night, then swooped in and arrested him. He’d been stashing the drugs under a nearby garbage can, and when they looked there, they found nine bags of marijuana and a revolver. They’d also seen him going in and out of a nearby apartment, and when they searched that, they found it “empty of furniture” and “vacant” except for 156 bags of heroin in 12 bundles of 13 bags each and 260 small bags of marijuana tied together in 21 bundles, and a Sten MKV submachine gun. Christian sent us the story and quipped, “Was the guy at the corner all out of Chauchats?”
mattv2099 has done quite a few GLOCK-brand GLOCK torture tests in the past, testing their legendary reliability with everything from bananas to strawberry jello to mashed potatoes, but he hasn’t done one in a while. They’ve always survived (and functioned) pretty well. (Well, except for the marshmallow GLOCK. That one had to go to the armorer.) He’s back now with a GLOCK-brand GLOCK deep fried in Twinkie batter, and this one takes the cake.
I’m actually surprised at the result. Those Twinkies didn’t look that tenacious.