In a really good move that couldn’t come soon enough, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke did away with, former President Obama’s lead ammunition and fishing tackle ban in national wildlife refuges. Yes, elections have good consequences.
Issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on January 19, 2017, Director’s Order No. 219 bans the use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle on lands, waters, and facilities managed by the Service. Today’s action demonstrates Secretary Zinke’s commitment to protecting our country’s treasured outdoor legacy.
A California judge, has decided that the state of California has gone too far, with its law prohibiting the posting of private information of public figures. This was in response to the state’s action following a post by the therealwritewinger blog, of the names and addresses of California legislators readily available on the internet. In protest to gun rights infringing legislation passed by said legislators.
Here’s a pistol that might be flying under your radar. The FK BRNO 7.5 Field Pistol that made an appearance across the gun media in 2016. A departure from what most gun owners are used to. With its proprietary 100 grain round cartridge derived from a necked down 10mm, that is designed for farther than usual ranges in a threat environment, to its low style recoil system.
The 7.5 terminal ballistics are certainly impressive. It has a muzzle velocity of over 2000 fps that stays 1500 fps at 100 meters. If you can get your hands on one soon, the lack of ammunition on the market, will be a given. Cost? More than $5000 dollars.
With all of the statistical proof, not to mention age old wisdom, that self defense works. There are still plenty of naysayers like Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s Kerry Drake. Who makes bad arguments that criminals ignore “gun-free zones,” when it’s actually true that they target such places for their attacks, because it’s safer for them. John Lott Jr. lays the smack down.
These killers might be crazy, but they aren’t stupid. Picking defenseless targets means being able to kill more people. A long list of killers have explicitly stated this reasoning, including the 2015 Charleston, South Carolina, church shooting, the 2012 theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, and the 2015 attack in San Bernardino, California.
In December, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals bizarrely ruled that even a person legally carrying a concealed handgun as he buys another gun at retail needs to be ‘cooled off’ for another 10 days before exercising his Second Amendment rights and taking possession of a constitutionally-protected firearm.
We believe that the Ninth Circuit’s panel opinion was wrong as a matter of law. Not only did the panel incorrectly decide the Second Amendment issues in favor of the State of California, but in doing so it ignored important legal rules that govern the review of a lower court’s judgment after a trial.
Here’s an interesting new rifle offered by Tikka. Parent company Sako, is behind Tikka and the T3X Arctic in .308, created exclusively for the Canadian Rangers. It’s one great rifle, if you ask me, and now it’s available to the public. Sako has an outstanding reputation when it comes to their rifles and you know this one is no different.
The California DOJ run by Attorney General Xavier Becerra, has withdrawn new “assault weapon” ban proposals, written in accordance with California’s new ban on bullet button rifles. This does not mean the new laws have been withdrawn, only that new proposals on the details of what the new law means, are on the way. You may recall the criticism, because the proposals went far beyond what is necessary, for the required registration process. Ideas that were influenced by the gun ban lobby no doubt.
The regs here at the Office of Administrative Law.
Update: Here’s a good write up by the Firearms Policy Coalition on the CA DOJ withdrawing the regs.
A recent “White Paper” written by BATFE Associate Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, Ronald Turk, outlines several changes that could make life easier for gun owners and businesses. One of the points made, is that the “Sporting Purpose Test” used to ban firearms from import, does not advance a public policy goal when such arms are already legally available to the public. We all know this ban has been abused. There are points made on suppressors, loosening business requirements for federal firearms licenses, and more.
The document correctly concludes that “There are many regulatory changes or modifications that can be made by or through ATF that would have an immediate, positive impact on commerce and industry without significantly hindering ATFs mission or adversely affecting public safety.”