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Maxim Defense new products & PDX 300 Blackout at 2019 NRAAM

Visit Maxim Defense at booth #3210 to get a first look at the PDX in 300 Blackout and the 2019 line of Maxim products. St Cloud, MN –-( Maxim Defense, the premier manufacturer in PDW-stocks, pistol braces, accessories, and weapons, is attending the 2019 NRA Annual meeting in booth #3210. Along with highlights of their new products for 2019, and the newly designed PDX, attendees can get hands-on with a preview of the PDX in 300 Blackout. “The NRA Annual Meeting has always been a ...
Tags: Guns, Military, Nato, Gear, Maxim, Nra, PCC, Instagram Facebook, SBR, Shooting Industry News, Rax, Maxim Defense, Maxim Defense SCW, Michael Windfeldt Owner, Maxim Defense SCW Stock System, Stock and Pistol Brace

April 17 roundup

Estonia introduces artificial intelligence algorithms to adjudicate small claims disputes [Eric Niiler, Wired] “The Connecticut Ruling: Another Attempt to Blame the Gun for Gun Crime” [Joyce Lee Malcolm, Law and Liberty on 4-3 Connecticut Supreme Court ruling finding state consumer law not preempted by federal PLCAA (Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act)] “But will the Supreme Court allow Connecticut to circumvent federal law?” [Scott Greenfield] Remington will seek certiorari review at U...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Judges, Estonia, Philadelphia Daily News, U S Supreme Court, Cato Institute, Brian Fitzpatrick, DAVE COLLINS, Connecticut Supreme Court, Opioids

Tim Harmsen Of Military Arms Channel Begins An Interesting Run-To-Failure Test Of AR-15

Like me, Tim is a champion and fan of the AR-15 design.  He begins an interesting test with a BCM rifle. He shot 1000 rounds in 35 minutes.  We’ll see how far this goes before it gives up as he tracks this over time without cleaning or maintenance. The guys at Wanat claimed that their Colts gave up after shooting 800 rounds in 30 minutes.  My bet is that they were firing in 3-round bursts.  Although I still can’t see how they managed to put more rounds downrange than Tim. When Tim posted this...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Tim, AR-15s, Wanat, Tim Harmsen, Bob Scales, Tim When Tim

Why Ballistics Gel Works And Caliber Arguments Are Dumb

Via BRVTVS, this is an interesting video. I have to say that I do have one problem with it.  Mr. Johann Boden speaks as if the only important factor in the high velocity from rifle ammunition (and here he’s speaking of the 5.56mm AR, which is an important distinction in the conversation) is the hydrostatic shock from velocities greater than 2200 FPS. That simply isn’t so.  We’ve learned over the years that the tendency to tumble and yaw (even in flight, but especially in tissue) and break apa...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Ammunition, AR-15s, Johann Boden

“Gravity Knives, Bump Stocks, and Lawless Law Enforcement”

“For years [Manhattan sous-chef Joseph] Cracco had been using his Spyderco Endura 4 folding knife, the sort of tool that is sold openly by retailers in New York City and throughout the state, for mundane tasks like opening boxes and bottles. … According to Cracco and a co-worker who was with him, it took the cop four or five tries before he managed to swing the blade fully open with one hand — a feat that Cracco himself had never attempted. Cracco thus joined the thousands of New Yorkers who are...
Tags: New York, Guns, Law, NYC, New York City, Uncategorized, Manhattan, Paul Crotty, Spyderco Endura, Cracco, Joseph -RSB- Cracco, Jacob Sullum Reason C J Ciaramella

Banking and finance roundup

“In the banking world, with which I am familiar, the general belief has been that you disobey supervisory guidance at your peril. That sounds like law and regulation, but without the open process and accountability. Over many years it has certainly felt that way.” [Wayne A. Abernathy, Federalist Society commentary] Some House Democrats use hearings to badger banks into cutting off clients in industry areas like guns, pipeline construction [Zachary Warmbrodt, Politico] New U.S. Chamber Instit...
Tags: Guns, Law, Banks, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, House, Corporate Governance, Oil Industry, Stephen Bainbridge, Regulation And Its Reform, Hester Peirce, Securities Litigation, Ryan Bourne, Andrew J Pincus, Wayne A Abernathy, Zachary Warmbrodt Politico

Schools and childhood roundup

Stop active-shooter drills in schools: “Preparing our children for profoundly unlikely events would be one thing if that preparation had no downside. But in this case, our efforts may exact a high price.” [Erika Christakis, The Atlantic] “Lockdowns and active-shooter drills have led to officers firing blank rounds to simulate live fire, mock executions of teachers, and students tearfully writing out wills while hunkered down. …Last year, The Post reported an estimate that the odds of a child be...
Tags: Post, Guns, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Uncategorized, Atlantic, Schools, Rodriguez, Western New York, Child Protective Services, San Antonio Independent School District, Erika Christakis, AEI, Colleges and Universities, Illegal Drugs

Former Bag Handler At PDX Pleads Guilty To Stealing Six Guns From Checked Luggage

: A baggage handler who worked at Portland International Airport admitted Wednesday in federal court to stealing six guns from checked bags over several weeks last year. Deshawn Antonio Kelly, 27, pleaded guilty to five counts of possession of a stolen gun before U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon. The fifth count covered taking two guns on one day. Kelly acknowledged he stole the guns from five people who checked their bags at the Portland airport last August and September. All of them repo...
Tags: Guns, Military, Portland, Tsa, Firearms, Kelly, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland International Airport, Michael H Simon, Airport Gun Theft, Deshawn Antonio Kelly, Hannah Horsley

.243 And .30-06 Introduced To SIG SAUER’s Elite Hunting Ammo Line

Sig Sauer has introduced two new offerings in their Elite Hunting Copper Game ammunition line.  The new 80 grain .243 Winchester and 150 grain .30-06 Springfield bullets are made of all copper.  This brings Sig’s Elite Hunting Copper line to seven different calibers, which also include .223 Rem, .300 BLK, 6.5 CM, .308 Win and […] Read More … The post .243 And .30-06 Introduced To SIG SAUER’s Elite Hunting Ammo Line appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Hunting, Winchester, Daily News, Springfield, Sig Sauer, Ammunition, 243 Win, 30-06 Sprg, Elite Hunting Copper, Sig s Elite Hunting Copper

Army Picks 9mm Subgun

Army Times: The Army has selected the sub compact weapon it will arm its security soldiers with and it wasn’t one of the big companies that have grabbed other recent weapons contracts. Brugger and Thomet, USA won the competition over Sig Sauer and four other companies that had been vying for the job. Their APC9K was the winner, according to an update on, a government business website. The small submachine gun is chambered in 9mm and variants of the weapon are in use with police uni...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Military, Army, Firearms, Sig Sauer, Army Times, Brugger, Thomet, Army Picks 9mm Subgun

You Need to Read This

When the decision begins:Individual liberty and freedom are not outmoded concepts. “The judiciary is – and is often the only – protector of individual rights that are at the heart of our democracy.” --Senator Ted Kennedy, Senate Hearing on the Nomination of Robert Bork, KNOW you're in for a good read. Hat tip to Joe Huffman.Edited to add this excerpt from page 62:Ten years of a federal ban on large-capacity magazines did not stop mass shootings nationally. Twenty years of a California ...
Tags: England, Guns, Supreme Court, Law, California, Senate, Gun Control, Kevin, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Lexington, Ted Kennedy, Robert Bork, Minutemen, Concord Massachusetts, Joe Huffman, One Fundamental Right

Professional Shooter Uses ‘Gun Therapy’ To Lessen Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Disease

Fox News: David Smith had long been a competitive shooter, and he wasn’t going to allow a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease to end his hobby. The 46-year-old, now considered by a “powerhouse on the competitive circuit,” and who just scored a spot at the 2019 World Rifle Shoot in Sweden, was first diagnosed with the crippling nervous system disorder eight years ago. But rather than shrinking away, Smith confronted Parkinson’s head-on and developed what he calls “gun therapy” as a means t...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Sweden, Guns, Military, Fox News, Parkinson's Disease, Smith, David Smith, Firearms, Parkinson, Norman Fried

March 27 roundup

U.S. Department of Justice files brief in Kisor v. Wilkie somewhat critical of Auer deference, i.e. of deference to the federal government’s own positions. That’s pretty special, and commendable [William Yeatman, Cato; Jonathan Adler, earlier here and here] Parsonage exemption (i.e., favored treatment of allowance for religious housing) does not violate Establishment Clause, rules Seventh Circuit panel [Gaylor v. Mnuchin; background, Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News; earlier] Showing middle finge...
Tags: Guns, Sixth Circuit, Law, Congress, Hotels, Police, Uncategorized, Missouri, Churches, First Amendment, Administrative Law, Child Support, U S Department of Justice, Jonathan Adler, Pete Clarke, Eugene Volokh

"Mexico has one gun shop. So why all the murders?"

Asks BBC.Short answer: It's the U.S.'s fault.New question: Can't Trump use this in his argument for his wall? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Murder, Crime, Guns, Law, Mexico, Bbc, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump's wall

Is The AR-15 A ‘Weapon Of War?”

Joe Scarorough: As a longtime gun owner and supporter of the Second Amendment, I agreed with the Supreme Court’s “Heller” holding that concluded Americans had the right to keep and bear arms. But that constitutional protection did not, and will not, extend to guns designed as weapons of war. One should expect such things from a mindless dolt like Scarborough, but we should be able to expect better from people who should know better.  Apparently, it has become all the rage to throw around a few g...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Iraq, Israel, Department Of Defense, Military, Scarborough, Vietnam, Firearms, Samuel, Babylon, Jonathan, Fallujah, Saul, Heller, Philistines

Shooting Lessons

Outdoor Life: My first formal shooting lessons came at the hands of an old West Point Major and sniper instructor. Now, almost 30 years later, a young Marine Sniper taught me new and improved position and technique. Rather than the classic, body-offset prone position that I’d learned during my youth, the Gunwerks instructor taught me to lie directly in line with my rifle, butt pad snuggled firmly into my neck-collar bone juncture. Legs should be spread wide, feet almost flat on the ground, with ...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Shooting Lessons

"Forty-nine people were killed in shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday..."

The NYT reports.The police said that four people, including three men and one woman, had been taken into custody....A 17-minute video posted to social media appears to show part of the attack. The clip, ... may have been taken from a helmet camera worn by a gunman.... “There wasn’t even time to aim, there was so many targets,” he says at one point...Before the shooting, someone appearing to be the gunman posted links to a white-nationalist manifesto on Twitter and 8chan, an online forum known fo...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Murder, Guns, Law, Australia, America, United States, Terrorism, New Zealand, Emojis, Second Amendment, Owens, Christchurch New Zealand, Ann Althouse, Unconvincing Arguments

Social media law roundup

Was this an entry in a contest to draft the most unconstitutional bill? “Florida Bill Would Make It a Crime for Minors to Post Pictures of Guns on Social Media” [Eugene Volokh] “Everyone involved in politics has bad days, when one’s interests conflict with one’s ideals.” But conservatives should resist the temptation to call in government to regulate the Internet [John Samples] New Republican interest in antitrust explainable by wish to bust corporations considered unfriendly to Republicans [...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Guns, Law, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, Social Media, Antitrust, Warren, Lafayette, Eugene Volokh, Steven Greenhut, Wrong Right, Scott Shackford, Elizabeth Nolan Brown, John Samples

Second Amendment Sanctuaries and the Constitutional Rule of Law

Michelle Lujan Grisham at a rally. (AFGE) New Mexico/Colorado – -( Recently some very pro-Second Amendment localities have begun to take a page from opponents of the enforcement of immigration laws. That page is to declare their counties to be “Second Amendment sanctuary” jurisdictions. It is very ironic that the very anti-Second Amendment politicians, many of whom also support the “sanctuary city” concept, are now quite irritated about this new development. Look, Second Amendme...
Tags: Guns, Law, Colorado, Reagan, Chris Brown, New Mexico, Madison, Second Amendment, Rhianna, Brown, Harold, Marbury, John Marshall, Grisham, Gun Rights News, Harold Hutchison

In Praise Of The .30/06 Cartridge

Outdoor Life: After more than a century of flattening the world’s biggest, meanest, and tastiest game animals, the .30/06 Springfield remains an incredibly well balanced, versatile, affordable hunting cartridge. With modern ammo it shoots 100- to 200 fps faster than it used to. If it was good enough to stop lions, rhinos, buffalo, and elephants 100 years ago, it’s probably good enough to stop deer, elk, and moose today. He makes his case with unction when comparing the ballistics to 6.5 Creedmoo...
Tags: Guns, Military, Winchester, Firearms, Springfield, Creedmoor, Ammunition

How To Pronounce The Word Carbine

I’ve always pronounced it correctly.  Apparently, folks in the gaming community are a bit taken aback at standard military pronunciation of the word.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms

Constitutional law roundup

You don’t need to be a religious believer to think the Supreme Court should uphold the continued display of the Bladensburg war memorial cross [George Will/syndicated, ] Cato filed a brief in the case [Ilya Shapiro, Trevor Burrus, Patrick Moran, and Michael Finch on The American Legion v. American Humanist Association] “The Second Amendment In The New Supreme Court” [Federalist Society conference with Renee Lerner, Stephen Halbrook, Mark W. Smith, and others; Halbrook on the Court’s decision...
Tags: Taxes, Guns, Supreme Court, Law, Oregon, Court, Uncategorized, Constitutional Law, Religious Liberty, Eugene Volokh, George Will, Bladensburg, O'Keeffe, American Humanist Association, The American Legion, Ilya Shapiro

Out-Of-Round .45 ACP Casings

Recall I said I had some range time, including with the CMMG PSB .45 ACP? I kept some of the brass and noticed something for the second time I shot this particular firearm.  Some of the brass has burn marks down one side, like this. That brass is Federal .45 ACP.  Some of the brass if clean and well-rounded. That brass is from Double Tap 450 SMC. Other .45 ACP ammunition I shot didn’t have the burn mark.  I looked more closely at the Federal brass, and noticed what I think is ovality, even to ...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, ACP, 45 ACP, Federal Ammunition, 450 SMC, ACP Casings

Idaho Open Carry “Tiff”

News from Idaho: BOISE — A freshman Idaho lawmaker, who introduced a controversial guns-in-schools bill Tuesday, is speaking out against a Boise restaurant after he and fellow members of the Three Percenters group were chided for open-carrying guns there. Rep. Chad Christensen, R-Ammon, said he was in a group of five people eating at Bacon when owner John Berryhill told them their firearms were making customers and staff nervous, according to his Facebook post Saturday. He said Berryhill ...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Military, Idaho, Cbs, Bacon, Open Carry, Firearms, Christensen, Boise, Vito Barbieri, Dalton Gardens, John Berryhill, Haley Williams, Berryhill, Idaho Press

Free speech roundup

We’ll pass the bill first, and let the courts tell us later whether it violates the First Amendment. That’s not how it’s supposed to work [my Free State Notes on a Maryland “cyberbullying” bill] Local laws requiring government contractors to disclose/disclaim ties to the anti-Israel BDS movement have rightly come under criticism. Will that spill over to a constitutionally dubious new Los Angeles ordinance requiring contractors to disclose ties with an advocacy group devoted to a different iss...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Bullying, Law, Montana, Israel, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, New York Times, Paris, Wisconsin, Pbs, Copenhagen, Free Speech, ABA Journal, Michael Mann

To Permit Murder When One Could Have Prevented It Is Morally Wrong

On my various travels, I crossed paths with this quote. “…to permit murder when one could have prevented it is morally wrong. To allow a rape when one could have hindered it is an evil. To watch an act of cruelty to children without trying to intervene is morally inexcusable. In brief, not resisting evil is an evil of omission, and an evil of omission can be just as evil as an evil of commission. Any man who refuses to protect his wife and children against a violent intruder fails them morally” ...
Tags: Guns, Religion, Military, Christ, Firearms, Geisler, Norman Geisler, TCJ, JP Moreland Greenwood Publishing

Idaho Senate Opens Door to Gun Confiscation Orders with SJR101 Vote ~ VIDEO

Idaho Senate Opens Door to Gun Confiscation Orders with SJR101 Vote Idaho – -( The Idaho State Senate stunned the citizens of Idaho yesterday by opening the possibility of Idaho implementing Gun Confiscation Orders, better known as “Red Flag” laws. Despite repeated warnings from the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance and gun owners across Idaho, the Idaho State Senate moved forward with their ill-advised resolution known as SJR101 or Marsy's Law. We'll get to who voted for and agai...
Tags: Guns, Law, Bloomberg, Idaho, States, State, Congressional, Idaho Senate, Idaho House, Idaho Second Amendment Alliance, Idaho State Senate, Gun Rights News, Greg Pruett, Gun Confiscation, Marsy, Red Flag Laws

The Case For The 20″-Barreled AR-15

American Rifleman: First, let’s look at the ballistics. The M16’s 20″ barrel has a 200-f.p.s. advantage over the 14.5″-barreled M4 when shooting M855 ammunition. In my testing, using Federal’s XM855 ammunition, a 20″ barrel recorded about a 150-f.p.s. advantage compared with a 16″ barrel, the common length for civilian carbines. For the carbine, that means about a 5 percent loss in velocity. The muzzle energy difference is about 125 ft.-lbs. or 10 percent. For reliability and durability data we ...
Tags: Guns, Military, Nato, Army, Vietnam, Firearms, Stoner, AR-15s, Ezell

Robber Points Gun At Family Dollar Store Employees, Unaware Of Armed Customer Behind Him

The Blaze: A suspected robber is dead after allegedly trying to rob a Family Dollar in Dekalb County, Georgia, and ignoring the customer who was armed behind him during the altercation. The attempted robbery occurred on Tuesday morning when a man walked into the discount store and pointed a gun at two employees. While one employee was handing over money to the robber, a customer walked from the back of the store to the front, and witnessed the robber pointing his gun at the employee’s head. He t...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, DeKalb County Georgia, Sgt Lynn Shuler

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