In 2011 Iowa became a shall issue state, and the amount of carry permits today has gone from 40,000 in 2010, to more than 220,000 last year. Legislation has made it so that people can now renew their license every 5 years instead of annually. Women have also shown more interest according to a gun dealer in this story from Lauren Blanchard at Fox.
The allegations by Senior Judge Francis M. Allegra of the United States Court of Federal Claims, in Jay Dobyns‘ civil suit look to be damning, for BATF and DOJ defendants. The judge also unsealed case documents which are available on the PACER system. When a judge bars seven government attorneys, from filing any more documents in the case, something’s wrong.
The actions against retired federal agent Jay Dobyns by government, are said to include concealing evidence, threats against witnesses, and surveillance of attorneys and witnesses.
Dobyns was awarded in his suit, until the judge voided his own judgement, in light of the fact that “…the government challenged that ruling in the 11th hour.” I guess they feel they have the power to get away with anything.
“[T]he court … issued an order voiding the prior judgment based upon indications that the defendant [ATF], through its counsel, had committed fraud on the court,” Allegra wrote. “[F]raud on the court consists of conduct: 1. On the part of an officer of the court; 2. That is directed to the ‘judicial machinery’ itself; 3. That is intentionally false, willfully blind to the truth, or is in reckless disregard for the truth; 4. That is positive averment or is concealment when one is under duty to disclose; 5. That deceives the court.”
Here we have a couple of videos showing the great projectile stopping abilities of AR500 steel. It pretty much stops everything as far as small arms are concerned. Though if you watch near the end of the FPSRussia video, you’ll see a .50 BMG round penetrate through the armor, like it’s butter. But notice the sparks. Is Dmitri using an armor piercing incendiary round? Not that I don’t think a standard ball round wouldn’t penetrate. I just wish he would expand on the particular choice of ammo.
Eric from Moss Pawn & Gun conducts a similar test but no .50 BMG. A 500 Magnum instead. The spall protective fragmentation coating is very impressive. Check out ar500bodyarmor.
Today’s zero tolerance policies in schools have wreaked havoc on common sense in education. A case in point is in South Carolina. Where a high school student was arrested for writing a fictional essay that included shooting a dinosaur. South Carolina state Rep. Alan Clemmons says that this inspired him to create the Second Amendment Education Act. Which is long overdue.
Under his proposal, high school students would receive three weeks of instruction on the Bill of Rights with a special emphasis on the Second Amendment during a state-mandated grading period focused on the U.S. Constitution.
SHOT Show is still as popular, or actually, even more so than ever. This year’s attendance was down to 64,000, which is 3000 less, than last year. Still a good indication of the show’s overall success.
NSSF Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Chris Dolnack, says that the industry is in good health. The SHOT Show is the fifth largest trade show in Las Vegas.
Central Coast Ceasefire Oregon, probably didn’t plan for number of gun owners, that where willing to show up to their anti-gun dog & pony show. Some individuals took it upon themselves to intercept, a gun turn in, and acquire themselves some good gun deals. Others reportedly got rid of their problem firearms with the hope of purchasing new ones.
The going rate was $175 for an “assault weapon,” and $25 for a “high capacity” magazine, in the form of superstore Fred Meyer gift cards. You should understand the enthusiasm, by which gun owners flocked to said buyback, because Fred Meyer is a retail seller of guns and ammo.
“A $25 gift card for “high capacity magazines – like the ones you can buy for $8?” questioned one forum member.
According to a now released affidavit featured at The Blaze, D.C. police wanted to arrest David Gregory after his stunt in pulling out a 30 round AR magazine, in front of Wayne Lapierre on Meet the Press back in 2012. Which is an offence worthy of being arrested in the nation’s capitol. Thanks to Legal Insurrection and Judicial Watch, we now know, that David Gregory came very close if not for the attorney general.
D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan, made sure David Gregory, didn’t meet the same fate as Mark Witaschek. The man charged with “unregistered ammo,” for an inoperable dud round of 12 gauge hunting ammo, that he kept as a souvenir. Believe it or not, he was eventually charged with possessing muzzle loader projectiles, that are supposed to be legal.
Just like other complicit big wigs in the district, Irvin Nathan doesn’t look to care to much for the regular people, that reside there. Then again, if he’s willing to enforce questionable gun laws, that tells you all you need to know.
Geissele is releasing both an AK and Tavor trigger this year. Here’s an overview from Eric of Moss Pawn & Guns.
From Gunbroker, 10 Cool Pistols From SHOT Show 2015. Yes, that’s ten. Century Arms, Smith & Wesson, and more. Check it out.
This looks exactly what Governor Cuomo and fellow Democrats hoped for. While gun sales have reportedly increased, in New York with its SAFE Act, gun business look like they’re struggling to stay afloat. The very reason that New York gun prohibitionists, pushed the extreme gun controls, in the first place.
“The SAFE Act was the straw that broke the camel’s back” in the decision to open stores in a different state, said Handgun Manager Ryan Farnung. “Sales dropped off almost entirely in 2013, and 2014 wasn’t a great year either.”