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May 18, 2018 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman

Open Your Eyes

Exhaustive Study: Murder Rates Rise Every Place that Bans Guns

Again.

Litigation

NRA sues state of New York.

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by three men who were denied a permit to open a gun store in northern California. The ultra-liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision said the Second Amendment doesn’t protect the rights of would-be firearm sellers and that potential customers could buy guns elsewhere in the vicinity. The case, Teixeira v. Alameda County, 17-982, was filed by the Calguns Foundation and the Second Amendment Foundation on behalf of the store owners.
But see this commentary.

Two Florida state appeals courts are at odds over constitutionality of so-called “stand your ground” law, regarding which branch of government has the authority to determine how such a provision is applied. The issue may go to the Florida Supreme Court.

Boulder, CO, passes gun ban on Tuesday, get sued on Wednesday.

Amalgamated Local No. 376 and United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America have filed a civil lawsuit against Colt’s Manufacturing Co. in the US District Court District of Connecticut. The labor unions claim that Colt’s has laid off large numbers of workers and are outsourcing production of all major rifle components including bolts and barrels. The resulting job losses allegedly break a memorandum of understanding reached between the unions and Colt’s in December 2015, as Colt’s emerged from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy and reorganization. We understand that Colt’s must maintain an average of 615 jobs for 60 consecutive months ending 31 December, 2021 under the terms or it could face a penalty of $16,259 per job. The unions are seeking a ruling to force Colt’s to reverse the layoffs until a proper arbitration case can be heard.

Of course the reason Colt’s went bankrupt in the first place is largely due to the terminal economics of dealing with union labor — an anathema to capitalism, freedom and free enterprise.

Courts

President Trump has nominated leftist anti-gunner Mark Jeremy Bennett for a seat on San Francisco’s far-left US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved that nomination. Bennett, while he was Hawaii’s attorney general, opposed the SCOTUS recognition in the Heller case that the Second Amendment is an individual right, and opposed Gun Owners of America’s right to participate in the legislative process, which was affirmed in the Citizens United decision.

You can take action here.

Fudd Report

Liars

CNN busted. Again.

Dept. of Idiocy

Unidentified officials at Jepsen Magnet School in New Haven, CT, called police last week because an unidentified child was pointing a “gun” he made out of Legos at other students. Will Cook, a spokesperson for New Haven Public Schools said, “School leaders and local police partners were able to investigate and resolve the issue internally with use of restorative practices.”

A 12-year-old autistic boy at Conroe Independent School District’s Bozman Intermediate School in Texas was arrested for allegedly PRETENDING to fire an IMAGINARY rifle at his unidentified art teacher. I wonder how the fart teacher knows what an imaginary “rifle” looks like.

Seriously? Is it even possible for anyone to be more moronic than these nitwits?

An unidentified caller falsely notified 911 in Springfield, MA, that a choir member sitting on his car in a church parking lot playing his bassoon was instead displaying a rifle.

And from my neck of the woods near Terry, MS, the sheriff’s department reports that a 45-year-old woman trying to shoot a snake accidentally shot herself in the arm. That’s all I know.

Texas

Texas residents seeking to obtain a License to Carry (LTC) can now take the required classroom training online, which must be administered by a Texas DPS-Approved course provider; the students will also be required to attend an in-person range instruction session to demonstrate shooting proficiency.

News reports breaking as I write this indicate that there is a school shooting with multiple fatalities at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, TX, which is about 36 miles southeast of Houston, near Galveston. One early report indicated that a student who witnessed the attacker pulled a fire alarm and some students had evacuated outside before the shooting started, and then when the gunshots rang out inside a classroom and the students already outside attempted to flee, faculty stopped them and kept them gathered in one area. Student Angelica Martinez reportedly told CNN, “So we followed the fire drill procedures, and then we went outside and we were all standing there. But not even five minutes later, we all start hearing gunshots, and everybody starts running. But, like, the teachers were telling us to stay put because we were all just running away.”

It’s a lot easier to count the bodies that way. Eight so far. If you have to, RUN OVER the teacher. Apparently all of the students that fled the school, jumped a fence and took shelter at a car wash survived.

Gun free zone.

Arkansas

College administrators from the University of Central Arkansas, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and at Pine Bluff, Arkansas State University and a handful of other colleges from around the state say guns haven’t caused any notable problems since being allowed on school grounds, but some lawmakers and police are inexplicably “still concerned” about campus safety. No word on any concern about automobiles, alcohol, drugs, pencils, dogs, lightning, or sex on campus.

Attagirl

Recent Kent State University (Ohio) graduate Kaitlin Bennett tweeted a graduation celebration photo of herself posed in front of the Kent Student Center with an AR-10 rifle slung over her back and holding a mortarboard with the message “Come and take it” and the image of an AR rifle. Turns out it’s against the “rules” for a student, faculty or staff to carry on campus, but not for non-students, who are protected by state law when open carrying outdoors. Kent State University is not only an anti-freedom institution, but is also where the Ohio National Guard shot 13 unarmed and nonthreatening students, killing 4, who were protesting the US bombing of Cambodia during the Vietnam war. Better hang on to that rifle, Kaitlin.

Enemies

Actress Alyssa Milano, who was one of the few recognizable faces protesting the NRA in Dallas this month (not that the NRA had ever done anything to her), recently revealed that she is living with an anxiety-related mental illness for which she had herself committed to a hospital’s public psychiatric ward.

That explains a lot.

Costco Rejects Money For Children’s Miracle Network Because It Came From Gun Seller

DGUs

How to handle an armed attackmy kinda girl.

When a 19-year-old student headed to his graduation rehearsal opened fire at a high school in Illinois this week, a school resource officer “charged towards the suspect and confronted him, head on,” and shot and arrested the suspect. “Because of his heroic actions, countless lives were saved,” said the police chief. The local sheriff said “He saved an enormous amount of lives.” Apparently there were no other injuries. Now imagine if an armed defender had not been in the vicinity; let’s say across campus. And imagine if your child had then been in the hallway with the attacker. Armed response works. But the defender has to be there.

A Memphis man carrying his baby was attacked at a fast food restaurant by four men this week. He put down the baby and fought back, shooting at his assailants and hitting at least one.

Also in Memphis, two men who attempted to rob another man at a bank were instead shot at and arrested.

Jefferson Parish Calls Out SWAT Team For Vermin

The Only Ones

The US Air Force lost a box of MK19 machine gun grenade launcher belted grenade rounds that fell off a Humvee earlier this month on an Indian reservation in northwest North Dakota, and now is seeking the public’s help in locating the explosives. Apparently the same base, Minot, has since then also “lost” an M-240 machine gun.

An unidentified Bainbridge Island, WA, police officer fired his AR into a casino floor last month while hurrying to a call for backup from other agencies. Apparently no one knows how the rifle, found to be non-defective, went off while “the safety was activated and the officer’s finger was off the trigger.” Police Chief Matt Hamner said “I want to get to the bottom of this and regardless of the findings the weapon will not be used again.” Hey chief, what if it wasn’t the rifle? What if it the officer lied about the trigger finger and safety switch? Then what will you not use again? There’s a reason officers aren’t identified.

Army Scopes

The US Army has announced its selection of the Sig Sauer TANGO6 1-6×24 riflescope for its Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDMR). The TANGO6 1-6×24 riflescope includes a 762 Extended Range Bullet Drop Compensation illuminated front focal plane reticle, an ultra-bright red horseshoe dot, locking illumination dial, Power Selector Ring Throw Lever, and a laser-marked scope level indicator for mount installation. The TANGO6 1-6X24 SDMR optic is a variant of the Sig Sauer Electro-Optics commercially available TANGO6.

Trump Administration Shifts Some Small Arms Export Authority From State to Commerce (pdf document)

Now go do the imports….

Remington

Remington Outdoor Company has successfully implemented a reorganization plan that brings it out of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. Remington’s previous $775M in debt has been “converted” to equity and the company can resume normal business. All shares of Remington’s prior common stock were cancelled and new common stock issued. The company’s creditors have taken over ownership of the company from Cerberus Capital Management. All previous board members’ terms have been cancelled and the creditors will be appointing new directors.

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Products

Charter Arms’ new Bulldog XL is a large-frame version of its popular Bulldog, but chambered in .45 Colt, while its new Mag Pug is chambered in .41 Rem. Mag. I may have to get one of each.

Bulldog XL Specs

  • Caliber: .45 “Long” Colt
  • Weight: 22 ounces
  • Frame & Cylinder: Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Stainless Steel
  • Grips: Combat Full Rubber
  • Hammer: Standard (spur)
  • Sights: Fixed
  • Barrel Length: 2.5 inches
  • Capacity: 5 rounds
  • MSRP: $433

Mag Pug .41 Rem. Mag. Specs

  • Caliber: .41 Rem. Mag.
  • Weight: 23 ounces
  • Frame & Cylinder: Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Stainless Steel
  • Grips: Combat Full Rubber
  • Hammer: Standard (spur)
  • Sights: Fixed
  • Barrel Length: 2.5 inches
  • Capacity: 5 rounds
  • MSRP: $433

Krytos Titanium Glock slides. 40% lighter than steel. 60% more expensive.

Grabagun.com has Remington RM380 pistols for just $179 + $8 shipping.

Want a 17-round 1911 pistol? Guncrafter Industries has them.

These give “shot glass” a new meaning.

Also available as grenades

Quote of the Week

‘”It is a false choice to choose between a disarmed society and an armed society. There are no disarmed societies. There are only societies in which more or less (sic) people are armed.” — Dean Weingarten

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