Add to the list of federal agencies buying ammunition: the U.S. Postal Service. The notice of intent to solicit proposals was actually posted back in February, and the USPS does have the Postal Inspection Service (who I’ve always heard are some of the least-fun federal employees to interact with), so it’s not that outlandish an idea that they’d need ammo, but I like the idea of mail carriers in their shorts and socks and pith helmets going about armed. Hey, wait… what if we armed all the postal carriers, and then in a year’s time, they’ve managed to not shoot a single dog? Kinda puts some cops’ behavior towards our four-legged family in perspective, wouldn’t it? . . .
“According to a complaint filed by prosecutors last week, [officer Julio Cesar] Martinez claimed he saw a man take part in a drug deal and reach for a gun in his shorts pocket,” latimes.com reports. “The deputy said he then saw the man discard the gun near a trash bin inside the dispensary. Before he got a search warrant, Martinez kicked a wall outlet and shut down power to the room, according to the complaint. Paez then allegedly opened a drawer, pulled out a gun and put it on a chair. The complaint alleges Paez also planted a gun on top of an office desk, next to some ecstasy pills. At some point, Paez allegedly crawled under the desk and disabled the security camera system. Prosecutors said the deputies claimed in their report of the incident they found one gun near the trash can and the other on the desk.” Which they did. Speaking of dopes, or dope . . .
Illinois regulators are working on the conditions of the state’s new medical marijuana laws, and have made a change to the proposed regulations that will make Illinois gun owners happier. They’ve removed the proposed rule that would have barred legal gun owners from becoming legal medical marijuana patients. The rule would have forced those folks to choose between their guns and their ganja, and some patients had said they would rather continue to use marijuana illegally rather than give up their FOIDs. The rule would also have affected caregivers applying for medical marijuana cards. Under the language of the now-stricken rule, both patients and caregivers would have been required to certify their understanding of the conflict between gun ownership and medical marijuana use. Personally, I don’t see the conflict, so how could I certify my understanding of it? Kudos to the people who are doing it right.
Jerry Miculek puts lead on steel at 200 yards with a .380 Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard pistol.
I’ve said it before, but when I was shopping for a .380, I thought the Bodyguard looked really neat, but it turned out to be easily the least comfortable of the dozen or so I shot. I know the point of a tiny pocket pistol isn’t to be the best range gun ever, but if it beats my hand up, I’m not going to want it to take it to the range at all. Since a couple of the tiny .380s I shot were as comfortable as my full-sized SIG Mosquito, the contrast was rather striking.