CSGV cannot distinguish explosives from propellants

CSGV Explosive taggants

I remember this one. There was a big push to tag propellants as it is done with explosives but the coup de grace did not come from the NRA but from the military and police.  Propellant manufacturers warned Congress that they could not guarantee proper and/or safe burning of the propellant if taggants were added and that they could not afford to make special batches for LEO & Military.  I recall Police Chiefs at the time protesting loudly about officer safety and the bill pretty much went to die a stupid death.


Washington D.C. is now Constitutional Carry

Effective immediately – since DC has no other laws in effect concerning carrying a firearm except the one just struck down – DC is legally a Constitutional Carry area for non-residents at this time. Non-residents will be able to legally carry in DC under the same rules that we currently see in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Wyoming, Vermont, and 99.4% of Montana. Residents appear to still be required to have a legally registered gun, though once they have that they will be able to carry without any additional license.

via Federal District Court decision striking down DC’s ban on concealed handguns: Copy and analysis – Crime Prevention Research Center.

This is atomic-type news. I am still digesting the decision (click here) but I can only imagine heart attacks happening across every gun-control group based in DC.

I also imagine that the DC Council will soon come up with some Illinois-Cook County type of regulation but I also don’t know what kind of word Congress may have in the matter.

This one is monumental folks…monumental.

US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of the State of Florida and Law Abiding Gun Owners

The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has ruled that doctors do not have the right to ask patients if they own a firearm when unnecessary to a patient’s care. This ruling is a significant defeat for the gun control lobby and its allies. The Florida chapters of the American Academies of Pediatrics and American College of Physicians, along with a number of other groups and individuals backed by the anti-gun community, filed this lawsuit against the State of Florida after Governor Rick Scott signed a bill backed by the National Rifle Association in 2011.

In the ruling, the three judge panel ruled: “In keeping with these traditional codes of conduct—which almost universally mandate respect for patient privacy—the Act simply acknowledges that the practice of good medicine does not require interrogation about irrelevant, private matters. As such, we find that the Act is a legitimate regulation of professional conduct. The Act simply codifies that good medical care does not require inquiry or record-keeping regarding firearms when unnecessary to a patient’s care.”

via NRA-ILA | US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of the State of Florida and Law Abiding Gun Owners.

I know that some people think this law was bad to begin with regarding Freedom of Speech, but I am gonna disagree on that point. We are not talking about the free flow of ideas or even advice from one individual that is trained on the subject but a couple of medical associations with long-standing political views about guns.

The opposition was not happy:

A main attorney who filed the appeal said the decision would cause Florida physicians to curb their own speech on safe gun ownership.

“We strongly disagree with the panel majority’s holding that Florida doctors have no First Amendment right to ask patients about potential dangers in their lives, including the presence of guns in the home,” Douglas H. Hallward-Driemeier said in an emailed statement.

The ruling, if it stands, “will prevent patients from receiving critical truthful information that protects not only themselves but their families and others,” he said.

I am an NRA Instructor but you would not take professional advice from me on how to treat gall stones, yet we are to believe that a doctor without any firearms instruction training is perfectly able to give “critical truthful advice” on firearms safety because he just happens to have an M.D. appended to his name.

The losing side is mulling about continuing the fight.  So it is not over yet.

Remington R51 9 mm Pistol Recall/Return.

The full text of Remington’s announcement is as follows:

“Earlier this year, we launched the innovative R51 subcompact pistol to critical acclaim. During testing, numerous experts found the pistol to function flawlessly. In fact, they found it to have lower felt recoil, lower muzzle rise and better accuracy and concealability than other products in its class.

However, after initial commercial sales, our loyal customers notified us that some R51 pistols had performance issues. We immediately ceased production to re-test the product.  While we determined the pistols were safe, certain units did not meet Remington’s performance criteria. The performance problems resulted from complications during our transition from prototype to mass production. These problems have been identified and solutions are being implemented, with an expected production restart in October.

Anyone who purchased an R51 may return it and receive a new R51 pistol, along with two additional magazines and a custom Pelican case, by calling Remington at (800) 243-9700.

via Breaking: Remington R51 9 mm Pistol Update – American Rifleman Mobile.

It had to happen. Remington was catching a boatload of crap for being too slow and not necessarily because they came out with a gun that was not reliable as that will happen to any gun company.

I hope there has been a serious shake up within Remington as people are complaining not about theR51 but many of their other guns plus they are also recalling their two models of their most popular rifles.

Time to step up.

Colorado New Gun law not giving the numbers promised.

Lawmakers drafting the background check requirement, aimed at keeping firearms away from those with a criminal history, relied on information from a non-partisan research arm of the Legislature that predicted about 420,000 new reviews over the first two years. Accordingly, they budgeted about $3 million to the agency that conducts the checks to handle the anticipated surge of work.

But after a year of operating under the new system, Colorado Bureau of Investigations officials have performed only about 13,600 reviews considered a result of the new law — about 7 percent of the estimated first year total.

via APNewsBreak: Gun law based on flawed estimate – Yahoo News.

The article goes on to say that the original estimate was based on the infamous “40 percent of gun sales nationwide are made by private sellers and thus not subject to background checks. ” so-called study so what we probably have here is a case of GIGO not unexpected in cases like this.

Then again it may just be people not giving two craps about the law and conducting business without telling the State they are doing it…you know…like Free Citizens.

F’ them if they can’t take a joke.