July 7, 2017 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman
An unspecified number of British Royal Navy Special Boat Service sailors were surrounded and ambushed by about 50 ISIS fighters in Iraq when the sailors found that they were out of ammo after killing about 20 of their attackers. So they “went off” on the enemy, vowing to go out fighting hand-to-whatever. After dispatching 12 more by using knives, drowning one in a puddle, bashing skulls with rocks, and fatal beatings with a rifle, the remaining terrorists ran away. All of the Brits were wounded, but survived.
Arkansas club melee
You’ve heard about the mass shooting last week at a Little Rock, AR, rap club concert (by a wanted fugitive) in which some two dozen people were shot. A promotional video advertising the concert showed a man pointing a gun at a camera. Mayor Mark Stodola seemed to think that guns caused the violence, while the lamestream media harped on the passage of a state law this year which allows concealed handguns in bars, with permission of the businesses’ owners and if the gun permit holder completes additional training. That law doesn’t take effect until Sept. 1. So much for lamestream media.
A couple of thoughts:
- Remember the rules about not going stupid places or hanging out with stupid people? This qualifies.
- The whole thing was reportedly over in about 11 seconds. Even though it occurred only a mile from the state capital, where “first responders” are stationed throughout the area, it was all over long before the cops showed up. No matter where you are, the cops will take more than 11 seconds unless already present.
French police are reportedly confiscating legally owned guns from about 100 people who are suspected of being Islamic militants and have been identified on the “terrorist watch list.”
Then they’re apparently letting the suspects go.
Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said they are “able to take action and treat these problems” in order for the country to “return to a normal state.”
Might wanna re-think that procedure.
The New York Slimes says that the .223 Rem. is a “powerful,” “large” round, and that the shooting of several doctors in NYC by another doctor in a gun free zone is somehow due to a lack of gun laws instead of a failure of their precious gun free zones. Oh, and the NRA is anti-Semitic or something.
Also last week the Liverpool Echo reported that “Police fear a rise in handgun shootings is making gun crime more lethal due to increased power packed by the weapons compared to shotguns.”
While we’re talking about the media…
Writer David Petzal, who ironically was properly castigated for his vocal and unrepentant support of Dianne Feinstein’s proposed massive gun ban (Field & Stream, June, 1994), has now teamed up with NRA’s American Rifleman magazine to explain his ilk. It’s a good read. Even a blind pig…
Kids and guns
An 11-year-old Alaska boy saved a fishing party from a charging brown bear by shooting it with the shotgun he was carrying at the time.
*Pro tip: Use buckshot, not birdshot.
US Reps. Mo Brooks (R-AL) and Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), said that they could have stopped the man who shot up their unarmed GOP baseball practice in a D.C. suburb.
Brooks, who took cover in the first-base dugout during the shooting, said that if he had had his pistol he would have fired at the gunman “with a surprise short-range attack,” while Loudermilk, who was also present, told a group of reporters that if the attack had happened back in his home state of Georgia, he or his staff may have been armed and able to help stop the attack themselves. “If this had happened in Georgia, he wouldn’t have gotten too far. I had a staff member who was in his car, maybe 20 yards behind the shooter. Back in Georgia [he] carries a nine millimeter in his car. I carry a weapon. He had a clear shot at him. But here, we’re not allowed to carry any weapons here.”
Gee, I wonder who’s responsible for making and repealing laws, Representatives?
Well, here it is — Rep. Brooks has introduced HR2940 — the “Congressional Self-Defense Act” — which would make it legal for congressmen (and no one else) to carry guns nationwide, except where the Secret Service is protecting the President or Vice President. Brooks should change his party affiliation from Republican to fascist or somesuch. Did you ever think that maybe, just maybe, someone other than precious politicians might sometimes use that Virginia ball field?
Should have been a DGU
Why home carry? Actual headline: “Georgia Teens TASE, Scald, Rape Homeowner in Front of Her Children”
(another stupid place)
The Only Ones
You may have heard about the Gettysburg demonstrator who accidentally shot himself in the leg when he temporarily rested the bottom of his flag pole against his holster. But you may not have heard that later the gun was accidentally fired a second time when US Park Police were trying to unload the weapon, which was at least pointed at the ground. The unidentified officers apparently explained that the gun was “bad.”
Pretty cool ricochet video
Smith & Wesson has purchased Idaho silencer manufacturer GEMTECH.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved the sale of Cabela’s to Bass Pro Shops. The merger is contingent upon approval from Cabela’s shareholders next week, as well as the sale of Cabela’s bank (credit card) unit to outside financial services corporations.
The June 2017 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,016,213 is a decrease of 10.9% compared to the June 2016 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,140,088.
- O. F. Mossberg & Sons has announced a line of retrofit kits to upgrade existing shotguns to use the company’s FLEX technology.
Quotes of the Week
“… a life threatening event which calls for immediate gunfire to save your life or the life of a loved one may be a low probability event, but the negative impact of losing is so high that we cannot afford to be wrong. The odds of your needing your handgun to stay alive might be one in four, or one in four hundred, or one in four thousand, but if you are the one who needs it today, you’ll need it very badly! … It’s not the odds; it’s the stakes!” — John Farnam
“Staying situationally aware and not acting like a victim will keep you safer than any weapon.” — Larry Vickers, former Delta Force member and tactical firearms instructor