Tim Kaine: Ban 15-Round ‘Clips,’ Hold Gun Dealers Liable for Misuse of Firearms – “Consider the scenario–(Vester Lee) Flanagan passed a federal background check for his gun. He passed the very same check that Hillary Clinton, Gabby Giffords, and others assure us will reduce crime and/or make us safer. But after passing the check and acquiring the gun, Flanagan carried out an evil deed. Background checks will never stop a latent criminal from getting a gun; they only stop actual criminals. Yet even though the law was followed regarding Flanagan–a federal background check completed and passed–Kaine’s response was to push for more liability on the licensed gun dealer. In other words, he wants the gun dealer held responsible for what a buyer does after exiting the store with a firearm the FBI allowed him to purchase.” He is the very model of the modern civilian disarmer.
Which has something to do with…
Gun CEO worries about Hillary Clinton as president – “‘Certainly, this is a unique time in our history, because for the very first time ever, we have the nominee of a major political party, one with a very reasonable likelihood of winning the presidency, overtly stating that the Supreme Court got it wrong…. and actively campaigning against the lawful commerce in arms,’ (Mike) Fifer said in an earnings call. ‘That’s unprecedented, and it will be hard for any of us to believe that didn’t have some impact, but it can’t be measured,’ Fifer said. One way of possibly measuring the impact is Ruger’s 19% spike in sales.” Fifer’s keeping his eye on the long term.
And speaking of CEOs who are paying attention to November and beyond…
S&W sends a big check to the NSSF: Smith & Wesson gives $500k in gun rights drive – “We are honored to support this effort on behalf of our employees and especially the law-abiding firearm owners of Massachusetts, who have so recently been denied their fundamental rights through arbitrary government action that threatens to turn lawful gun owners and dealers into criminals.”
WOW Wednesday: Why Shooting is an Olympic Sport – “In the introduction to Olympic Shooting by Col. Jim Crossman, two-time Olympic Champion and Vice President of the International Shooting Sports Federation Gary Anderson wrote: ‘It is to the credit of the Olympic movement that a wide range of athlete attributes are tested by many different sports and individual events in the Olympic program. Those events are not limited to testing speed or strength or endurance. Many Olympic events also test precise motor control skills and the athletes’ mental abilities to continue to perform those skills under the pressure of competition. Shooting is that kind of sport and has been an important part of the Olympic sports calendar since the modern inception in 1896.’”
The Islamic State likes America’s ‘dumb’ gun laws, defector says – “Speaking to the New York Times’s Rukmini Callimachi, Harry Sarfo was characterizing how the group would approach attacks on foreign soil differently in the United States than in Europe, where strict gun control meant they favored using recruits with access to criminal networks. ‘For America and Canada, it’s much easier for them to get them over the social network, because they say the Americans are dumb — they have open gun policies,” Sarfo said from a prison in Germany. ‘They say we can radicalize them easily, and if they have no prior record, they can buy guns, so we don’t need to have a contact man who has to provide guns for them.'” And yet the worst ISIS attack so far have taken place in Europe where they have “smart” gun laws.