I feel a Great Disturbance in the Narrative

Two videos from the Virginia 2A protest.

Media’s Virginia Fears Unfounded

But then it was drummed up by the media to justify the anti-constitutional moves by Virginia government. FAKE NEWS: CNN, MSNBC Spread Fear of ‘White Nationalists’ Causing ‘Violence’ in Virginia.

Fortunately for the sake of the truth, CNN correspondent Sara Sidner didn’t engage in the nonsense her colleagues (and competitors) engaged in. During At This Hour and CNN Right Now, she engaged in real journalism by explaining that not one of the concerns heading into the rally came to fruition

Click thru for a video montage of the MSNBC/CNN insanity. (Hat tip to Weasel Zippers.)

New Air Force Aircrew Survival Weapon

I thought I had written about this, when it first came to my attention, but apparently I only commented on it. US Air Force Survival Rifle: GAU-5A ASDW.

The GAU-5A ASDW is a 5.56x45mm M4 based platform. The chief difference is the QD barrel/handguard and folding pistol grip. These allow for a substantially smaller foot-print. The GAU-5A utilizes a Quick Release Barrel (QBR) system from Cry Havoc Tactical and a FAB Defense AGF-43S Folding Pistol Grip.

What follows is a video from Cry Havoc Tactical, the folks who developed the quick-release barrel setup for the AR platform.

I’m not sure where I saw this first. I know it came up in the comments at Chant du Départ, but I don’t think that’s where I first encountered this. I find the quick-disconnect fascinating, especially knowing that the Air Force put it thru tests. If I had a need for a backpack rifle, this would be an interesting option.

Protecting Houses of Worship

Because that’s the world that we live in. ‘We believe this is a ministry’: Ozarks-based company offers active-shooter training for churches.

The guy they interview, Roger Moore, of Peacekeepers Training, said that average response time to an event like this is 7 minutes.

“Most of these incidents are over in four minutes or less,” Moore said. “What that tells me is that if you do not have an armed, intervention-capable person on the scene prepared to intervene, then the likelihood is they are going to carry out the assault until the police arrive.”

The training sounds pretty good, for a 3 day course.

Instructors cover a broad range of topics including keeping the church property safe and secure, how to identify threats, how to deal with the chaotic environment that happens when there is an active shooter, how to communicate with law enforcement and how to treat gunshot wounds.

I wish more organizations would take security seriously.

Is the Jewish Community In New York Arming Up?

In NYC it is a “permit to own” not a permit to carry. Gun Permit Applications Surge Nearly 1,000% in New York Jewish Community.

And if it went from 1 to 10, or from 10 to 100, that would be 1000 percent. That is the trouble with small numbers, they don’t lend themselves to statistical reasoning.

And until NYC and New York State get rid of their insane gun laws it won’t help. They can’t carry guns on the street, so they will continue to be disarmed when they are attacked by the antisemitic monsters in NYC.

Still, it is a beginning. (Hat tip to New Jovian Thunderbolt.)

This was completely predictable

It begins: Virginia forms active militia to protect sheriffs, citizens from unconstitutional laws.

Virginia – Earlier in the week, we reported on how lawmakers over in Virginia were threatening to use the National Guard if members of local law enforcement refused to enforce laws passed in the state that they felt violated the second amendment.

Well, looks like Tazewell County isn’t going down without a fight. On top of calling themselves a second amendment sanctuary county, they’re also crafting a militia as well. The Virginia county has taken the movement that has swept across the state and added an element that is sure to trigger pro gun-grabbing politicians in the state.

This is really not going to end well. But then as the saying goes… TINVOWOOT. (Hat tip to The Daley Gator.)

Dan Crenshaw: Red Flag Laws, And Limiting Free Speech

Two videos. I have not watched all 17 minutes of the 2nd video. MUST WATCH: Dan Crenshaw’s Wife Allegedly Steals Phone From Activist to Delete Gun Control Rant by Husband.

At first, Crenshaw attempted to explain that although he does not support any red flag laws that are currently in place, he would theoretically support a red flag law to deprive U.S. citizens of their firearm rights if it was written up to his standards.

Then the Congressman’s wife tried to delete the video. And failed, so he’s on record, even if an iPhone video in a crowded area isn’t the best audio.

Illegal Firearm Factory in the UK

When they outlawed alcohol, criminals went into the alcohol business. Same with drugs. What do you think happens when you outlaw guns? FN 1922 Pistol Copies Produced in Illegal Gun Factory in Sussex, UK.

It sounds like these guys were making high-quality weapons, and they only got caught because they were careless.

Pictures released by the UK Crown Prosecution Service show the handguns produced in an illicit workshop shut down in a well-publicized raid on an industrial unit in Hailsham Sussex to be copies of the Browning FN 1922 7.65 (.32 ACP) self-loading pistol. This is quite an unusual choice and appears to be the result of the group having access to an original as a guide to copy. The FN 1922 was a longer barreled 8 round version of the FN 1910.

But don’t worry. I’m sure that this is the ONLY machine shop in all of the UK that was engaged in such nefarious activities.</sarcasm>

Pistols and chocolates. Belgium makes some fine items. And apparently these guys were making fine copies.

Homeowner Uses AR-15 to Defend Himself From 4 Intruders

You could almost file this under “Good Guys 4, Bad Guys 0,” except that they did wound the homeowner. And you meet the nicest people on Craigslist. Or not, as the case may be. Two dead, two jailed following Craigslist-related Summerfield home invasion.

But… the gun-hating Left is always telling me that I cannot use an AR-15 for self-defense. Impossible they say. I guess they’re wrong.

Jackson’s body was found in the home’s dining room floor. He was wearing a “Jason” mask on top of his head and gloves on both hands, with a semi-automatic pistol with the slide locked near his head, the report says.

Doyle was found outside the home with a shotgun lying on the ground next to him. And the wounded homeowner was located in his bedroom with an AR-15 assault rifle lying across his legs, the report says.

Whenever someone goes on about how many bullets should be permitted in a magazine, I always ask, “How many people are going to attack me at one time, in the future?” Since they seem to know what the future will hold when they say “You won’t need more than X bullets.” The follow up question is, “How often can I miss?”

The first guy died at the scene. The guy with the shotgun died in a local hospital. Two other miscreants were apprehended by the police. The homeowner was shot, and is in a local hospital.

The Craigslist connection? The homeowner had dealt with one of the 4 previously.

The homeowner told detectives that about an hour before the incident one of the suspects knocked on his door. He said he didn’t answer it and then saw the man peering through his back sliding glass door. He said the man mentioned the previous Craigslist transaction and said he needed help with his vehicle. The homeowner told him he was disabled and not able to help and the man left, the report says.

Then when they crashed front and back doors, he grabbed his AR, which was next to his bed.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Florida, it is mostly your legal right.

Dr. Lott Schools a Radio “Host” on Gun Crime

A 16 minute recording that is worth your time. At least I think it is. Worth a listen: On KSRO to talk about the gun control debate.

Dr. John Lott was on KSRO’s Pat Kerrigan Show to debate general gun control issues. Kerrigan is a gun control advocate so it was a lively discussion. Among the issues discussed was that gun bans have always been associated with increased murder rates.

Teenager or Legal Adult?

Those Eeeevil gun-owners. Defending themselves from teenagers. Police: Georgia homeowner kills teenager who broke into home.

Does that headline conjure up an image of a legal-adult committing a felony?

At a news conference, authorities identified the suspect as 18-year-old Jayven Jackson, of Paulding County, Georgia. They say they had had past dealings with him when he was a juvenile but didn’t release further details.

“When he was a juvenile.” Past tense. Did any of these reporters take 5th grade English? Or would that be 4th grade?

But then, “Law-abiding homeowner defends himself and his family from an adult felon” just doesn’t put the gun-owner in a negative light. And reporters are nothing, if they’re not determined to libel (or is it slander?) gun-owners.

This is actually old news.

A Victory for Gun Owners in the PA Supreme Court

JusticePeople are calling this “major,” but however you slice it, it is a win. MONUMENTAL Decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court regarding whether the Open or Conceal Carrying of a Firearm is Reasonable Suspicion of a Crime.

Cops can no longer stop someone just because they are open carrying or concealing a weapon. Both activities are legal, and absent some other specific reason to believe a law is being broken, they can’t harass people.

The Court then went on to agree with the primary argument that I made in the Amicus Brief that just as the police cannot stop an individual who is driving to see if he/she is licensed, police cannot stop an individual with a firearm (without more) to see if he/she is licensed to carry.

That’s my favorite bit of the argument, because it is the most common-sense.

So, one step forward in Pennsylvania. Hat tip to PA Gun Blog, and From the Barrel of a Gun.

I Don’t Think He Passed a Background Check

So how do those on the Gun-hating Left think this should have played out? Should there be no armed security anywhere? Suspect takes security guard’s gun, shoots woman at Cathedral City restaurant, police say.

According to police, the armed security guard got into a fight with several customers as the business was closing and the suspect took his gun during the altercation

He threatened to shoot the security guard, who was calling 911. He did shoot one woman and pistol-whip another. Eventually the cops caught up with him.

Witnesses followed them and called police, who tracked the vehicle to the Arco gas station on Palm Drive, north of Interstate 10.

Law enforcement officials from several agencies converged on the vehicle and took the suspect into custody around 3 a.m., according to Riverside County jail records.

Bail was set at 1 million dollars. Why grant it at all, I wonder?

Texas Passes Carry Bill In the Event of a Disaster

The Left is not pleased. Texas Passes Bill to Let People Open Carry Firearms in the Wake of Natural Disasters.

hen society’s infrastructure has broken down, there’s nothing like a firearm to make sure people stay in line. An armed society is a polite society and all that good stuff.

The Left (and the Progressive Right) are not happy of course.

3D-printed Gun Seized in Connecticut

Leftists screeching in three, two, … Waterbury Police Seize 3D-Printed Gun During Arrest.

“It’s one scary thought. Somebody can print up a gun in their own home,” said Chief James Cetran, President of the CT Police Chiefs Association.

Welcome to the 21st Century.

Oh, and while he wants to ban them, he does acknowledge that criminals don’t follow the law.

“Banning them is good, but having to run across them by people who don’t follow the laws well in the first place, is a scary thought,” added Cetran.

Hat tip goes to Impro Guns, who had this to say.

This pistol seized appears to be a variation of the Songbird model with a steel tube inserted to serve as a stronger barrel. The fame was possibly intentionally broken before arrest.

So would scaredy-cat Chief Cetran be happier if the guns were made out of metal? I doubt it.

David Yaname Speaks at the National Firearms Law Seminar

From April of this year in Indianapolis. How a Card Carrying Liberal Professor Became a Card Carrying Liberal Armed American.

And note: He’s still a liberal college professor. Too many people make the mistake that if you believe in the 2nd Amendment, there are a whole list of other things you have to believe in.

He just posted the link to the video today. It is a 35 minute video, so plan accordingly, and get a cup of coffee, or your beverage of choice, and enjoy.

“We have someone (armed with a hand gun) in every building”

In deep blue Washington? WA school district arms staff to deter campus shootings.

“We have someone (armed with a hand gun) in every building”, says Toppenish School District Superintendent, John Cerna. “In some buildings we have multiple people…and nobody knows who they are except me.”

In the event of a school shooter, the first thing you do is call for people with guns to come to the campus. This short-circuits a lot of wait time.