Vedder Holsters Daily Digest: Silencers on the Down Low, a ‘Monument to Murder’ and Whipping it Out in NYC

Quiet? Mother Jones does everything she can to make this sound like some kind of furtive, secret plan . . . The Gun Industry’s Quiet New Push to Boost Silencer Sales

The new legislation “assaults the interests of our nation’s law enforcement officials and threatens our public safety and security,” David Chipman, a retired ATF special agent and senior policy adviser at Americans for Responsible Solutions, said at a recent congressional hearing. “When silencers are used in crime, the results are particularly deadly.”

Metaphor alert! . . . Police firearms officer accidentally shoots himself in foot while on call

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Firearms officers attended an address in Old Oak Common Lane to carry out a welfare check on an occupant there.

“After completing the call and leaving the address, a police firearm was discharged by one of the officers causing an injury to his foot.

“He has been taken to a central London hospital for treatment – his condition is not life threatening.

Wait, when was the last time the NYT editorial board dis-approved of anything the Soviets did? Walter Duranty must be spinning in his grave . . . Moscow’s Monument to Murder

Like many a statue in the United States that we have struggled over of late, the towering monument to Mikhail Kalashnikov, unveiled in a highly visible spot in Moscow on Tuesday, seems to have been put up for mostly the wrong reasons. The statue was promoted by the Russian culture minister, Vladimir Medinsky, a nationalist who spends much of his time glorifying Russian military history and who described the familiar assault weapon General Kalashnikov invented, which is widely known by his name, as “a true cultural brand of Russia.”

Common Shotgun Malfunctions – Shotgun 101 with Top Shot Chris Cheng

Top Shot Champion Chris Cheng demonstrates some common shotgun malfunctions and how to clear them. Firearm instructors and experienced shooters are encouraged to watch and share these tips with newcomers to the shooting sports.

That’s a lotta GLOCKs . . . Ontario man faces 337 charges after fire call leads to discovery of 33 guns in home

A man is facing 337 charges after police seized 33 guns from a Pickering, Ont., home.

Durham regional police say firefighters responding to a carbon monoxide alarm at the home on Wednesday noticed a suspicious substance in the basement.

Officers, aided by the provincial police clandestine lab team, located an unidentified substance along with 33 guns and other prohibited devices, such as overcapacity magazines.

Politics has always been a dirty business . . . For Trump Aides Caught in Russia Probe, Legal Bills and Paranoia

Four months as a communications adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign have turned Michael Caputo’s life upside down.

Since congressional investigators decided they wanted to interview Caputo as part of an investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, he’s drained his children’s college fund to pay more than $30,000 in legal fees. He bought guns for his home and office after receiving death threats. He worries about the stress on his wife and daughters.

Pro tip: don’t drive to high school with a machine gun in your car.

From the wilds of New Jersey . . . Congress always has time for guns

Tax protection for the middle class? Too taxing. Addressing the rights of voters to actually vote? Not really. Taking President Trump’s finger off the nuclear button? Stopping the decimation of Roe v. Wade? Undoing the Citizen’s United debacle? Showing compassion for the oppressed and beleaguered? Stop bothering me.

But please be sure to tell all those from Columbine to Sandy Hook, from Gabby Giffords to tomorrow’s Gabby Giffords that our legislators are busy saving the hearing of those with a weapon of permanent destruction in their hand, that there is nothing so important as being a nation of citizens who carries weapons, and that extending the unintended consequences of the Second Amendment seems our infinite national obsession.

Machining an AR-15 Lower from a Solid Block – Part 1

In this series, I’ll take a solid block of aluminum and produce a functional AR-15 lower receiver. I won’t use a drill press, router or store bought lowers or jigs. I decided to use real machinery and start with raw stock, and see how it went. I’ll make the digital models, drawings, fixtures, setups, gages and write some programs to get it done.This will take a few videos to complete, but I’ll send some rounds down range when I’m done. This is bucket list stuff. Even if you’re not a gun guy, you’ll enjoy this one. Take a look.

Yeah, that usually doesn’t fly in New York City . . . Man pulls gun out in Manhattan restaurant, pretends to be a cop when police arrest him

A man clad in body armor sparked panic in Flatiron District Japanese restaurant when he brandished a gun — and claimed to be a cop as he was arrested, officials said Thursday.

Police say they found an assault rifle and eight loaded high-capacity magazines stashed in Kai Ting Yin’s blue MINI Cooper after they arrested him inside the Snow Fox Cafe on E. 23rd St. near Madison Ave. about noon Wednesday.

Yin, 36, of Elmont, L.I., is accused of pulling a gun out of its belt holster inside the restaurant — but didn’t appear interested in shooting it. He was wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying handcuffs.


  1. avatar DaveL says:

    a police firearm was discharged by one of the officers causing an injury to his foot.

    Does anyone know if Lee Paige emigrated to the UK?

  2. avatar Rokurota says:

    “When silencers are used in crime, the results are particularly deadly.”

    As opposed to somewhat deadly? Is that like being somewhat pregnant?

    I’m not clicking on the link, but I’m sure it’s full of citations and case studies of all the times silencers have been used in crimes — sorry, partiicularly deadly crimes.

    1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      Particularly pregnant.

    2. avatar Rincoln says:

      Yup. Silencers will kill you deader

    3. avatar J says:

      Find an instance of a silencer being used in a crime in the past 50 years

      Might find a mob hit or two with a suppressed 22……..not much other than that

    4. avatar Soylent Green says:

      If you can’t hear the shot that kills you, are you really dead?

      1. avatar Lost Down South says:

        If a tree falls in the forest from a self-inflicted SILENCED gunshot wound and no one is there, does it make a sound?

  3. avatar g says:

    ‘Since congressional investigators decided they wanted to interview Caputo as part of an investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, he’s drained his children’s college fund to pay more than $30,000 in legal fees. He bought gu ns for his home and office after receiving death threats. He worries about the stress on his wife and daughters.’

    So the investigations are achieving the results they were intended to…

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      He’d be better off asserting the fifth and waiting to hire attorneys until he gets charged (which seems kind of unlikely).

  4. avatar Nanashi says:

    Funny the NYT is complaining about a statue of an enginner when they STILL haven’t renounced their Pulitzer for covering up Soviet genocide.

  5. avatar Geoff PR says:

    “Machining an AR-15 Lower from a Solid Block”

    That sound you hear?

    Why, that’s the combined sound of rosary beads being clutched, gnashing of Leftist teeth, and muffled “crump” sounds of Progressive heads exploding in utter frustration.

    It’s the glorious sound of *Freedom*… 🙂

    1. avatar BLoving says:

      Freedom has many sounds: the loud squeal of aluminum being machined. The staccato of more than ten rounds being fired from a magazine. The blissful indifference as an open carrier completes their transaction at a store counter and peacefully goes about their business…

  6. avatar Mark N. says:

    P.S.: California bans blow guns. Must be them poison darty thingies. (And they are weeelly weeellly quiet.)
    A lawyer here in town got disbarred after he was convicted of possessing one (a real authentic African blowgun proudly displayed on his mantle). Well, that and the convictions for possession of meth and domestic violence may have had something to so with it….

  7. avatar former water walker says:

    That IS a lot of GLOCKS😆…Do you think the Russians will ever tear down their monuments like those who want to erase OUR history? I kinda’ doubt it seeing Lenin’s corpse is still in full view. All hail comrade Kalashnikov!!!

  8. avatar dan543 says:

    David Chipman: from his LinkedIn profile: Led North American Sales for ShotSpotter during period of explosive growth while demonstrating the true nature of gun violence. Nice job plugging your (former?) employer’s failed product. And back during his “public service:” Responsible for execution of ATF’s operational budget in 25 Field Divisions. Manager of Asset Forfeiture Program charged with oversight of evidence seized by field agents and properties forfeited as a result of criminal investigations.

    True patriot and freedom lover. And an expert in siphoning money and property from taxpayers.

    1. avatar FedUp says:

      My first thought was “An ATF Special Agent took his retirement at 20 years and now he’s an ARS(e). What a surprise.”
      You dug a little deeper and found that he’s a special kind of Special Agent. I wonder if ATF agents get a commission on the money and property they steal like many local cops do. And then I wonder if the commissions on stolen property figure into their last 3 years’ pay when they draw their retirement.

      1. avatar Rincoln says:

        Maybe, but they also made millions illegally selling tobacco. You know, one of the things they supposedly were created to stop.

  9. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    “…extending the unintended consequences of the Second Amendment seems our infinite national obsession.”

    Would that Congress did in fact spend whatever time necessary to dismantle the stupid and unconstitutional infringements on the rights of Americans. Instead many members spend an amazing amount of time trying to find ways to create more road blocks to the ownership of arms.

  10. avatar Weskyvet says:

    I do believe the leftists have bypassed full retard, full potato, and particularly potato salad and hit super mega ludicrously plaid levels of insanity in their push to turn us into commies er nazis er… Whatever the hell their end goal for this crap is.

    1. avatar Ironhead says:

      What was that?????
      The leftists…..
      Theyve gone to plaid!!!!!

      1. avatar Weskyvet says:

        They’ve gone past normal plaid… They have hit Super Mega Ludicrously Plaid!!! Now with 76% of your daily allowance of pastels and 89% of your suggested amount of tassels in each 30 minute serving.

    2. avatar Cliff H says:

      Speaking of potato salad silliness:

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        Grandma! 😉

      2. avatar Ing says:

        That was one of the weirdest things I’ve ever seen.

        1. avatar AdamTA1 says:

          Huh… and I was going to say it was one of the hottest things I’ve seen.

        2. avatar Huntmasrer says:

          Yes and yes

    3. avatar FedUp says:

      This is Mother Jones. Always trying to stay one step ahead of the Dailykos in the race for lunacy.

  11. avatar TrueBornSonofLiberty says:

    No surprise at all to see a retired ATF agent opposing civilian Second Amendment rights. I’ve always been amused by the filthy leftists when they suggest “folks with rifles will never be able to stand up to America’s military”. What these subhumans fail to realize is that if/when there’s a civil engagement, the military won’t fire on the citizens. They will be more likely turn and fire on those that gave the order. Law enforcement, on the other hand, is a different story. Forgive me for stereotyping, but for the most part, they are statists and will enforce unconstitutional policies during emergencies. There will most likely be a necessity to kill a large percentage of them in their beds whilst they sleep, early on in a civil war. Fwiw.

    1. avatar Cliff H says:

      “folks with rifles will never be able to stand up to America’s military”

      It’s pretty obvious that no one in government, either ours or anywhere in the world, actually believes this nonsense or they would not be trying so hard to disarm their subjects.

      I’m pretty sure Venezuela has tanks, and airplanes, and helicopters, and machine guns, and yet they are very afraid of letting their citizens have guns. Why?

    2. avatar johnny108 says:

      My usual discussion with a lefist:
      “Why do you have guns?”
      “For protection.”
      “You don’t need an assault rifle if someone breaks into your house!”
      “I don’t have it for that. I have it in case my country decides to put me in some sort of camp.”
      “That’s insane! That would NEVER happen here.”
      “Go ask a Japanese American who was interred during WW2 about that.”
      “OK, fine, what are you going to do against drones, artillery and tanks with your single assault rifle?”
      “The same thing the North Vietnamese, Afghanistan and Iraqi militants did to the US military: Fight them to a
      standstill until they leave.”

      1. avatar Snatchums says:

        Exactly, everyone who claims that an armed public stands no chance against the combined might of our military forces are willfully ignorant of wtf has been going on in the sandbox for the last 15 years.

  12. avatar Larry Cowen says:

    Chipman is FRACKING LIAR ON ALL ACCOUNTS! He has NO fracking experience with silencers in the shooting sports or hunting! His personal business bias towards restricting or denying citizens their 2nd Amendment rights is particularly disturbing. And his aggressive actions towards the seizure of citizen’s property under existing law without arresting, charging, or prosecution for felony crimes makes him the worst sort of scum to ever hold an office. If you catch him in the crosswalks, HIT THE GAS and don’t look back! You’ve done the public a favor!

    1. avatar JDH says:

      Yes he does. He watched James Bond movies 100 times where they off someone with a silenced revolver that goes pffft pffft.

      1. avatar Big Bill says:

        I love silenced revolvers!

  13. avatar strych9 says:

    “When silencers are used in crime, the results are particularly deadly.”

    Someone’s a moron and/or has no basic English skills. This might as well read “Hurr Durr Durr derp a herp derp derp”. It would be about a sensicamal or something.

  14. avatar ColdNorth says:

    I see some prohib Glocks in that Ontario pic, smuggled in. The antigunners will still try to use this against licensed owners, however.

  15. avatar Peter says:

    ‘overcapacity magazines’ LMAO! 😀

  16. avatar Cloudbuster says:

    We need some big honkin’ statues to John Moses Browning.

    1. avatar MyName says:

      Well, I have three personal mementos of JMB and I know a lot of people with more than that. I’d like to think Mr. Browning would see that as a fitting monument.

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