October 5, 2018 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman
Charity Shoot (MS)
The Dewayne Headrick Memorial Shoot, to benefit the American Cancer Society, will be held all day Oct. 20 at Precision Shooting Center in Forest, MS. See the flyer and contact Mike or Rob with questions. Special thanks to PSC’s owner Clyde Morgan for providing the facilities.
“Judge Kavanaugh is a pro-gun judicial extremist.” — actual Boston Globe headline
Kavanaugh is “a Second Amendment radical.” — virulent gun banner Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)
Kavanaugh holds “alarming views of the Second Amendment.” — Bloomberg’s anti-gun Everytown group’s attorney
The first vote to decide whether Judge Brett Kavanaugh will sit on the Supreme Court was cast today in the US Senate. The final confirmation vote will probably occur over the weekend.
Endorsements for Mississippi races. Revealing.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood (D), has announced his candidacy for governor in next year’s election. Hood has a mixed record on gun rights as AG and will likely continue to identify as a liberal Democrat.
We also note that it seems a majority of politicians who make it a point to claim to be a hunter or support hunting are actually in favor of gun control. There seems to no longer be any such thing as a pro-gun Democrat, and darn few pro-gun Republicans.
President Trump says he and the ATF have a bump stock ban in the works. Never mind that there is no constitutional or statutory authority and they will lose the lawsuits. Mississippi Second Amendment attorney Stephen Stamboulieh said he is poised with a Washington plaintiff to fight for an injunction against the anticipated ban. He said the ATF would break the law and create 500,000 unwitting felons overnight. “I’m going to sue them day one,” Stamboulieh said.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to re-hear its June decision affirming the law that allows enhanced CCW permit holders to legally carry guns in courthouses (but not courtROOMS).
US District Judge John D. Bates of the US District Court for the District of Columbia has sided with the former CEO of a tech company who argues a ban on felons possessing guns should not apply to his white-collar crime of fraudulent backdating corporate stock options, because the federal statute excludes crimes relating to the regulation of business practices.
Chief US District Judge Christopher Conner of the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has ruled that a man’s second misdemeanor DUI conviction was not a serious enough crime to result in a lifetime gun ban. The man previously was still considered a prohibited person and barred from firearms possession under federal law because his second conviction carried a possible sentence of up to five years in prison.
US Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced legislation this week to prohibit federal contracts with banks that end business with other lawful businesses over social policy, such as gun-related businesses.
Dept. of Idiocy
Miami (FL) area ABC affiliate WPLG Channel 10 reported a scoped pellet rifle as a “sniper rifle.”
The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported:
“After attacking a 61-year-old woman and stealing her purse early Monday (Oct. 1), a pair of robbery suspects posed for selfies with the woman’s phone, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
The selfies were then uploaded to the victim’s iCloud account, police said Thursday, as the NOPD circulated one of the photos in a search for the man and woman, now wanted on robbery charges.”
John Lott tells the Chicago Sun-Times what’s wrong with their reporting. They don’t report his corrections. Doesn’t fit the narrative.
LeBron James, who is some sort of ball player, thinks you shouldn’t have any guns and shouldn’t be allowed to carry one even with a permit. But he has a phalanx of armed guards protecting him and his family. I have news for you, LameBron — my family is just as valuable as yours is.
The Only Ones
An unidentified 911 dispatcher in Yazoo County, MS, was robbed at gunpoint inside the sheriff’s department while she was on duty around 12:30 Wednesday morning. Maybe she should call 911.
In Henrico County, VA, an unidentified Capitol Police officer reportedly shot himself in the leg while drawing his pistol this week at Colonial Shooting Academy in Henrico. He was using one of those “shoot yourself” SERPA holsters. Not recommended.
Purse snatching video
For your education.
Are you prepared to deal with these “people?”
Also for your education.
Cut to the chase: how to choose a defensive gun and ammo
Rule #1: Carry the largest mainstream caliber/power, highest-capacity reliable handgun you can AND WILL comfortably conceal on a daily basis. It will probably be smaller than what you want.
Rule #2: Load it with flawlessly functioning ammunition with sufficient terminal ballistics (not necessarily the most powerful load). Carry reloads.
Rule #3: Make sure you are functionally proficient and sufficiently accurate with the above combination.
Smith & Wesson has advised that some higher-recoil loads in the M&P380 Shield EZ Manual Thumb Safety pistol can cause the manual safety lever to move from the “fire” position to the “safe” position.
- The Tourniquet that “Works Like a Zip Tie” [Active Response Training]
Another article about the new Steyr Zephyr II rimfire sporter. If I didn’t already have a couple of high-end rimfires, I’d probably buy one of these sight unseen. You can get them for less than $850.
Bula Defense Systems has left handed “M14” rifles.
Crimson Trace Corporation is adding non-laser red dot optical sights and a triple-tier line of rifle scopes to its product offerings
Bulletproof Everyone (body armor)
“A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.” — Larry Elder