Yesterday in Maine, David beat Goliath – “Mainers weren’t supposed to defeat Michael Bloomberg’s agenda on the ballot yesterday. His propaganda was too powerful, his budget was limitless and his paid “grassroots” army was unstoppable. The media seemed to be with him at every turn, echoing his talking points as fact and endorsing the question, one after another. And all along, the polls were in his favor. But Mr. Bloomberg made one fatal mistake: he underestimated the power of the ‘little guy.’” It seems a lot of people did that recently.
5 Things You Might Not Know About the Marine Corps on its Birthday – “The United States Marine Corps celebrates its 241st birthday on Nov. 10, 2016. The day marks the anniversary of the approval of two Marine battalions to join the American Revolution, and today the occasion serves as a “yearly reminder of the brave spirit that has compelled young men and women to defend our nation and its interests for more than two centuries,” according to Marines.com. To honor service members past and present, take a moment to learn five things you might not know about the military branch.” Oorah.
Brazilian Politician Guns Down Man Who Complains To Him About Unfulfilled Election Promise – “A politician in northeastern Brazil has been arrested for shooting and killing a man on Monday after the victim approached him at a club to complain about his unfulfilled election promise. José Alberto Carvalho Pereira, the city counselor of Campo Formoso in the state of Bahia, was reportedly arrested as he was attempting to enter Bonfim, Roraima state, after fleeing the crime scene.”
Mec-Gar® USA is proud to announce the reintroduction of a ten-round 9mm 1911 magazine to its product line. The follower and spring have been redesigned from the previous version to improve functionality and reduce malfunctions.
According to Mec-Gar USA national sales manager David Larson, the magazine has the high quality and attention to detail expected of Mec-Gar magazines, with the following attributes:
- Body manufactured from carbon steel and heat treated for strength
- Upgraded anti-tilt polymer follower and spring
- Spring manufactured from Type D music wire
- Removable High-impact polymer baseplate for ease of cleaning and tapered to fit standard and tapered magwells
- Numbered witness holes for remaining-round calculation
Anti-Friction coating reduces the force needed for the slide to load a cartridge from the magazine into the chamber and has superior anti-corrosion properties
We hear more about homicides, but gun suicides outnumber murders in Pennsylvania – “Most Pennsylvania counties have either zero gun murders or totals you could count on one hand. That’s not the case for suicides, which account for nearly two-thirds of the state’s gun deaths, largely in towns like Greensburg and the surrounding rural areas. Eighty-five percent of these suicide victims are white men. ‘Everything you read about in the paper is always homicides,’ said Laurie Barnett Levine, who heads the Ray of Hope suicide prevention task force, which Bacha addressed in Greensburg. ‘Nobody talks about suicide.’”
Will more gun support in Washington hinder sales? – “According to the New York Times, gun sales spiked with each election of President Obama and with recent mass shootings that garner political attention. So, will more gun support in Washington, now with Trump and a Republican majority in the house and senate, actually hinder the gun business?”