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Politics, Liars, Only Ones, Obit, Last Day

Politics, Liars, Only Ones, Obit, Last Day

September 21, 2018 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman

Vote

Michael Bloomberg, 76, a former mayor of New York City with a personal fortune of more than $50 billion, and rabid gun ban proponent, is reportedly preparing to run for president as a Democrat.

Mississippi Republican candidate for US Senate Chris McDaniel has announced that he has received the endorsement of Gun Owners of America in the special election to replace Senator Thad Cochran. (The NRA has endorsed Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith, who temporarily holds that seat.)

Fast and Furious, a refresher.

YOYO

Canada has serious gun control. But last week there was a shooting in Toronto, then calls to 911 were put on hold for up to four minutes. You do the math.

Gun Control for Dummies

Liars

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a new gun control study prefaced with the claim that “semiautomatic rifles were banned in 1994 under the federal assault weapons ban but were reintroduced to the public marketplace in 2004.”

That is a lie and you should never believe anything JAMA says.

Enemies

Elon University (NC) anti-NRA?

Dept. of Idiocy

Professor says there are biological differences between men and women. Liberal snowflakes go bonkers. Probably the same one who wish to disarm you.

A Fairfax County (VA) focus group this summer found many college students who have gotten an absentee ballot simply fail to send it back because they don’t know how stamps work. “One thing that came up, which I had heard from my own kids but I thought they were just nerdy, was that the students will go through the process of applying for a mail-in absentee ballot, they will fill out the ballot, and then, they don’t know where to get stamps,” Lisa Connors with the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs said.

I suggest we really don’t want those folks to vote anyway.

Parkland student Emma Gonzalez, who needs to remain a student for quite some time:

“…if I’m able to communicate one thing to adults, it would be this: it should not be easier to purchase a gun than it is to obtain a driver’s license, and military-grade weapons should not be accessible in civilian settings.”

  1. There’s no constitutional protection for your ownership or use of a car.
  2. The whole point of the Second Amendment was to arm the CITIZENRY with military weapons.

The Only Ones

The Kansas City Police Department on Monday rescinded a certificate of commendation that had been awarded to two officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man who they claimed to be armed.

An unidentified Missoula County (MT) Sheriff’s school resource officer, believed to be Rebecca Birket, is on administrative leave after reportedly leaving a duty weapon in a school’s faculty bathroom last week, the department said in a release on Monday. Birket, reported to be the department’s only SRO, was previously reported to have accidentally fired a weapon she was unloading in the parking lot during an active resistance training for officers and school staff.

A federal jury has convicted former Boston police officer Adarbaad Karani, 38, of using his professional credentials to illegally buy two handguns for civilian acquaintances. Karani was found guilty of two counts of making a false statement during the purchase of firearms and two counts of making a false statement in a record.

A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier playing with his “unloaded” pistol shot and wounded his girlfriend at an off-base apartment in Pierce County, Washington. The 21-year-old was charged Thursday with one count of third-degree assault, and was released on his own recognizance with orders to live on base. The soldier was identified only as a specialist (equivalent to corporal) in the 7th Infantry Division.

Cops break in to wrong house to serve a warrant. Occupant shoots two cops, is not charged with a crime. Note the chief’s reaction.

Juan David Ortiz, a 10 year veteran US Customs and Border Protection Agent, has been arrested and charged with four counts of murder and one count of aggravated ADW in Texas after a string of deadly shootings over 12 days.

Kids and guns

A Morgan County (TN) man was fatally shot by a 12-year-old boy during a domestic dispute with his wife in what authorities say appears to be a justifiable case of the child defending his mother. The district attorney said, “It appears that this is going to be a situation of the juvenile coming to the defense of his mother, who was a victim in this and the other incidents of domestic violence… …we wouldn’t charge him — it’s defense of a third party.”

Online financial security

Nothing to do with guns but there’s some good information in this webcast. It’s worth the time.

More.

Message received?

A decapitated corpse that was found slumped against an unidentified judge’s front door in Aurora, Illinois has been identified as belonging to a notorious pedophile who was recently allowed to walk free on bail by the judge after being arrested for the rape of an 8-year-old girl, according to reports.

They might as well identify the judge — the folks who they’re worried about obviously already know who it is.

Help the NRA

Do your same-household family members all have NRA memberships? They should, as it gives the association more clout. But you don’t want more magazines or to pay the extra dues? Then I suggest associate memberships. Just $10 per year with no magazine and no NRA voting rights. Do it.

We have news that popular five-term NRA Board of Directors member and actor Tom Selleck has abruptly quit the board (but not the NRA) due to his work schedule. Selleck reportedly didn’t attend many board meetings and actually did very little as a board member, so his time may not be the real reason for the departure.

Mississippi’s Pat Cronin becomes first person ever to win the NRA’s Distinguished Production Badge.

Congrats, Pat.


The last day in the life of a Deputy US Marshal: “Pray with me.”


Obit

Former CEO of Sturm, Ruger & Co., William B. Ruger, Jr. passed away last weekend at the age of 79. William Jr. first joined Ruger in 1964 and took over leadership of the company from his father, William B. Ruger, Sr., the founder in 2000. William Jr. himself retired in 2006.


Rossi .38/.357 revolver safety warning


Article about holsters for women.

Because I’m a man and I don’t know.


Products

We mentioned Ed Brown’s new Performance 1911 magazines last week. Now we learn that Brown is allowing customers to send old magazines of any make to upgrade to an Ed Brown Performance Magazine of their choice for only $10 (Black Nitride magazines for $15), up to 20 magazines per exchange. Go to their website, https://www.edbrown.com/magexchange to print and complete the form and send in with your old magazines.

Western Powders’ first complete reloading manual, the “Western Powders Handloading Guide, Edition 1,” including Accurate, Ramshot and Blackhorn 209 powders with data for metallic cartridges and muzzleloaders, is now available. This is not the little paper reloading guide, but a full hardcover manual.

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