Impro Guns Seem to Be Getting Better

Russia’s gun control is breaking down. Semi-auto pistol with suppressor seized in Russia.

What appears to be a small caliber DIY sheet metal type pistol which was seized last month by police in Russia.

Can’t tell much about the quality of the suppressor, but the workmanship seems to be first-rate.

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.

An Article Extolling the Virtues of the 2nd Amendment?

No surprise it isn’t in the mainstream media. Why are Indian American convenience store workers easy targets? Is not owning guns a factor?.

Working in convenience stores is a dangerous thing. Late-night hours. Cash. Few employees and few customers.

Then there is the lack of firearms.

He said that another reason maybe because most Indian Americans don’t keep guns. “Even though I haven’t studied the statistics for that could be that most robbers know that often Indians do not keep guns with them,” Patel said. “Among white or Chinese store owners, it is more likely that you would find them with a gun in their business. Robbers may take advantage of this fact, too.”

That’s not the only reason, of course and the article covers a lot of those other factors. But treating the lack of firearms and training as an issue is something you would never seen in the mainstream press.

Anti-gunners Really Do Think Guns Have Magical Properties

We know that, but they rarely put it in writing.What Guns Do to Our State of Mind.

Three men, in a dangerous community, in a dangerous nation, owned a gun, and all three died. The reason? The gun was magic – cursed, even

When I asked Belairians why these deaths occurred, they often surmised that the gunmen fell victim to maji, or “magic.” In Haiti, magic refers to an unethical use of spiritual power, distinct from ceremonial forms of Vodou, which call on ancestors to heal and protect the family. (Vodou is the preferred spelling, rather than Voodoo, which some practitioners view as derogatory.) This form of magic entails engaging with secret powers that allow a person to advance at the expense of another. To many, the men died because the occult forces they had been using for unethical gain had ultimately turned against them—opening them up to conflict and failing to protect them.

So I wonder what other inanimate objects are imbued with magical, mind-altering powers.

We Should Make It Illegal for a Felon to Have a Gun. Oh, Wait a Minute…

I’m shocked to discover that criminals don’t obey the law. OK, not that shocked. Parolee with burglary conviction accused of several armed robberies on Near West Side.

Suggs was released on parole in December following a burglary conviction, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections. Other convictions include aiding, abetting, possessing or selling a stolen motor vehicle; manufacturing or delivery of cannabis; and an additional burglary, IDOC said.

Is parole mandatory, or is there some process to decide who does, and who doesn’t get parole?

When officers caught up with him, they learned Suggs was wanted on an active warrant for earlier alleged crimes on the Near West Side last month.

Wouldn’t that crime from last month have been a violation of that parole? The Criminal Justice System (and by that I mean the State’s Attorneys office) seems to be broken in Cook County and Chicago.

How Can This Be? Someone Shot in a Gun-free Zone

I thought it was impossible to shoot someone in a campus-near gun-free zone. UNCC on high alert after two violent crimes near campus within 24 hours.

University Crossings sent Channel 9 a statement reading in part, “Firearms are not permitted on the property. We ask that residents notify the police immediately by calling 911 if they see anyone with a firearm.”

So how is it that firearms are not permitted when the place in question is NOT on a college campus? I guess the Constitution doesn’t apply wherever college administrators decree it doesn’t apply. Or something.

And while the advice that the college administrators give is almost sensible, letting law-abiding students protect themselves is of course out-of-the-question, given the gun-hating, constitution-hating, liberty-hating attitudes of colleges.

I’m Shocked – Shocked! – To Discover Criminals Don’t Follow the Law

OK, I’m not that shocked. New Zealand Gang Leader: We Will Not Give Up Our Guns.

Mongrel Mob leader Fatu told Stuff, “Will gangs get rid of their weapons? No. Because of who we are, we can’t guarantee our own safety.”

And also

Black Power member Denis O’Reilly echoed Fatu’s sentiment when asked if his gang would hand over their guns.

So you outlaw guns, and only the outlaws are left with guns. Apparently the New Zealand .gov is happy with that situation. (Hat tip to This Ain’t Hell, but you can see it from here.)

Guns Can Equalize the Playing Field

An actual balanced piece on gun ownership and guns on campuses. Who’d have thought it was possible. ‘My gun serves as an equalizer’: Raped as a Temple student, she now fights for gun rights.

A disturbing story of a campus rape on Temple University’s campus.

Public universities in Pennsylvania make their own rules about campus carry. Some allow firearms in certain open spaces on campus; Temple prohibits them everywhere.

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Temple University declined to comment about campus carry or Lindquist’s case.

It is fairly long, and it isn’t perfect, but it tries to tell the truth about a painful subject. And paints the fact that disarming people puts the small and the weak at the mercy of strong and the violent.

Guns as Art

A post from 2014 on the NRA Museum has been active in my stats, for reasons that aren’t clear to me, but I thought I would revisit it, since the links have changed in the past few years. (I hate it when people do that.) Crown Jewels.

This part of the gallery includes Annie Oakley’s Stevens pistol, The Holland and Holland side-by-side shotgun, pictured (click the image for a larger view) and a Purdey .600 Nitro Express, Double Rifle with deep relief engraving and gold background inlay.

These are works of art, as much as they are firearms.