Looks like the New York Post reads TTAG . . .
Several gun-related businesses were suddenly — and without warning — disrupted in recent weeks when Intuit stopped processing credit card payments because sales were gun-related, The Post has learned.
Some of the payments stopped didn’t even involve firearms, but simply T-shirts and coffee mugs and gun safety classes, according to small business owners.
As a result, the businesses had to scramble to track down customers to get them pay their bills after Intuit credited back to customers’ accounts the purchases — even if the T-shirt was already shipped or the class already taken, one businessman told The Post.
How to kill your YouTube platform, by YouTube.
— Salt (@PeterWendtWhere) June 11, 2018
Don’t fuc|< with an American Institution . . .
Apparently YouTube felt enough pressure to rethink canceling the company’s account without notice. On Monday, Brownells announced that its channel had been restored.
“We CANNOT thank you ALL enough for your shares, reposts, retweets and positive comments!” the company tweeted. “We are beyond proud to have the finest group of customers and supporters anywhere.”
We’re living in interesting times . . .
With Fix NICS in the books, and with Republicans and Democrats in one accord on gun control, Washington is ready to take the next logical step toward voiding the Second Amendment—a Nazi Germany-style gun registry. If successfully made into law, these proposals will give the federal government complete control over every gun and gun owner in America, thus giving our Big Brother overlords the power they need to eliminate private gun ownership entirely.
Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) has introduced the Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act, a bill that will require the federal government to establish a “searchable, computerized database” of all records pertaining to the sale, importation, production, or shipment of firearms. Though he hasn’t advocated a database system “yet”, Nelson’s GOP opponent, Gov. Rick Scott is equally as dangerous following his strong anti-gun position since the Parkland, FL high school shooting.
In the House of Representatives, Democrats have introduced the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act. If passed, it would prohibit gun ownership without a license and would require a valid firearms license to transfer and receive a gun. The bill would also require the US attorney general to maintain a “federal record of sale” system to track every gun purchase made in America.
A former Salt Lake City cop’s opinion . . .
I once responded to a deadly scene in the heart of the city, where two of my brothers in blue were shot because an assailant attacked them, unannounced that he was armed. That’s right, bad guys don’t announce. I still have flashbacks from it. There are and were already laws that should have prevented the perp from carrying. Should have — if bad guys followed laws, ahem.
More laws, regulations and restrictions will fail. We are at a crossroads, with only two real options left: Confiscate all the guns in America, or have armed security, including teachers. We can’t give up our guns if we care to resist tyranny (the real reason the Second Amendment exists … not merely protection or hunting). Arming teachers who are willing and able, or hiring armed security, just makes sense, and it shouldn’t make you any more nervous than it made me when I found lawfully carrying citizens on traffic stops who told me they had weapons.
Looks like a good time was had by all . . .
21 Savage quickly went from being empty-handed to locked and loaded with a gun this weekend after a fight broke out at a pool party he attended in Georgia.
Savage was partying it up Saturday at an annual rager in the Atlanta area called “Big Ass Pool Party,” when a large group of people crashed the event through the back.
Eyewitnesses tell us Sav appeared uneasy at the unexpected entrance, and that all hell broke loose when a person from the other camp said hi to a girl in Savage’s circle, upsetting his side. We’re told someone from the crashers’ crew pulled out a gun when confronted, which led to Savage arming himself, too. It appears he receives a revolver from a friend.
Better EAR than ITAR . . .
On May 24, 2018 the State and Commerce Departments issued proposed regulations regarding the transfer of export jurisdiction for commercial firearms and ammunition from the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) to the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”).
Specifically, the proposals would amend Categories I, II and III of the U.S. Munitions List (“USML”) to remove certain commercial firearms products, ammunition, and certain parts, components, accessories and attachments and transfer these items to the Commerce Control List (“CCL”) under the EAR.
This is the first step in the long-awaited process under export control reform to transfer firearms products that no longer warrant control as military products from ITAR to the less restrictive EAR. This is welcome news to our clients and many in the firearms and firearms accessory market. The following is a summary of a number of the proposed changes and the impact on companies dealing in these products.
— The Pholosopher 🍜 (@DaPholosopher) June 11, 2018