Job 1: confirm Neil Gorsuch . . . Gun Groups Evaluate Options After Court Upholds Maryland Assault-Weapons Ban – “The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) says it’s “evaluating all legal options” after a federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld Maryland’s 2013 ban on assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines, which legislators passed in the wake of the 2012 shooting massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. The full 4th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Virginia found that military-style assault weapons—like those used in the Newtown; Orlando, Florida; San Bernardino, California; and Aurora, Colorado, massacres, among others—and large-capacity magazines are not protected under the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms.”
The Next Generation of Super Gun Ranges – “Super Ranges: The trend in indoor ranges today is the “Super Range” Three I’m familiar with are: Nexus Range, Davie, FL, The Range, Austin, TX , Liberty Firearms Institute (LFI), Loveland, CO. There are doubtless more that I haven’t yet visited, and I apologize in advance for not mentioning them by name. These are upscale, modern indoor range complexes, combined with attractive retail sales areas, that are bright, well-staffed, well laid-out, and designed to attract upscale clients, particularly women.”
You make the call . . . Worth it? $105 Radian Raptor SD Charging Handle vs. Brownells Standard $20 Charging Handle – “If you own an AR-15 you can pick from a virtually infinite catalog of options to set up your gun. A few years back there was an explosion of new charging handle designs that made various promises at various price points. Now that the designs have matured I wanted to compare one of the highest priced charging handles with a standard charging handle. Is one of these really worth 525% of the other? Off to Brownells I went.”
After yesterday’s incident . . . What are the gun rules for off-duty cops? – “Can law enforcement officers shoot their guns while off duty? Are the rules for cops different than the rules for civilians? What happens to off-duty officers or deputies who shoot their guns? Orange County attorney John Barnett, noted for his work in police cases and the lawyer for one of the LAPD officers charged with beating Rodney King, and Samuel Walker, a nationally recognized expert on police accountability, offered their thoughts on the confrontation.”
Officer Dom isn’t down with the Anaheim cop’s approach to lawn maintenance.
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A dispatch from the exotic Grand Canyon State . . . ‘Let’s go shoot guns,’ he said, and then it got real – “That’s when Virgil asked, ‘Do you want to go shooting?’ This wasn’t a random offer. Virgil is an Infantry Marine who’s now a firearms instructor teaching classes in home defense, gun safety and how to shoot. He had a class scheduled called “Trigger Therapy,” a recreational shoot where participants shoot all sorts of weapons. ‘Sure,’ Theresa said. ‘We’re in Arizona!’ Oh, Arizona, home of the world’s most famous shoot-out, the one at the OK Corral, the still Wild West, where there is a passionate gun culture. I laughed.