HB 910 passes House vote, one step closer to open carry

The Texas House of Representatives on Friday voted 96-35 to allow residents with concealed-handgun licenses to openly carry their guns in public in holsters. A similar open-carry measure passed the Texas Senate last month; the two open-carry bills must be squared before being sent to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has indicated support for the idea

Read more via Texas set to approve open carry of handguns, seen as win for gun-rights activists | Fox News.

This isn’t the last step. The Senate version of this bill includes amendments requiring training for retention. These two bills must be squared with each other and be approve by the Legislature before moving on to the Governor’s desk.

-GM

California Implements Statewide Ban On All .45 ACP Ammunition – NYTimes

Edited to add…I really meant to tell you guys I thought this had to be a joke and yet, given the fact it’s California, it’s believable. Sorry for letting my fingers get ahead of my brain.
-GM

“…The time to make clear cut changes surrounding our current gun laws is here. The ban on this unnecessary ammunition is a major step towards a safer society for our children. There are no obvious or justifiable reasons for one to own or use semi-automatic handgun ammunition of that caliber, if 9mm and .40 S&W rounds are sufficient for our police force to protect us with, they are sufficient for any private citizen’s personal protection.” -Joshua Lancaster, spokesperson for the office of Governor Jerry Brown.

Read more via California Implements Statewide Ban On All .45 ACP Ammunition – NYTimes.

MagPul statement on Glock mags

OK we screwed up.

After initial release of the Glock 17 PMag (GL9) a few days ago we started seeing random issues of failure to feed with the new magazine in other Glock models primarily the Glock 19 and 26. Of all the challenges of building a Glock magazine with single new composite, issues like drop free, impact strength and feed lip retention were foremost on our mind. The failure to feed came as a bit of a surprise to us and we immediately headed out to the range to investigate.

In short order found the problem. Without getting into technical details, some small, but critical geometry changes did not make it into the initial production molds. We should have caught this but no failures showed up on our factory guns during live fire testing and flaws in our internal processes of checks/balances did not flag the oversight as it should.

So as I said before, we screwed up and here is what we are going to do about it.

Molds are being updated with the correct geometry as we speak and a replacement magazine body with the correct geomentry should be available by May 4th 2015. These will be date coded 5/15 and later and will replace any magazine bodies in service of earlier manufacture. Just use your existing spring, follower, and floor plate with the new body.

-If you purchased your magazines direct from Magpul, Brownells or Midway, you do not need to do anything, replacement magazine bodies for the magazines (1 for 1) ordered will be shipped to you automatically.

-If your purchased your magazines from a gun store, replacements will be sent out to the store in question for you to pick up.

-If neither of the above works for you then Magpul customer service will handle the replacement directly.

In short, we are updating ALL of the affected magazines released as quick as we possibly can.

Richard Fitzpatrick
President/CEO -Magpul Industries Corp

Walmart Beats Out Church In Court Fight Over Gun Sales – Forbes

Walmart has emerged victorious in a court battle against one of the country’s oldest churches over the retailer’s sale of assault weapons.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a previous ruling that would have required Walmart to let its shareholders vote on a proposal for tighter oversight of firearm sales at this June’s annual meeting.

New York City’s Trinity Church — a Walmart shareholder — had taken issue with the big-box giant’s sale of guns with high-capacity magazines of the sort used in mass killings.As Trinity’s recently retired rector Rev. Dr. James Cooper explained to Forbes in February, the church wasn’t seeking a ban on the sale of assault weapons at Walmart.

Rather, their shareholder proposal sought to require Walmart’s board to oversee the sale of “products that especially endanger public safety and well-being, risk impairing the company’s reputation, or offend the family and community values integral to the company’s brand,” as the document first filed with the Security and Exchange Commission last year read.

Read more at Walmart Beats Out Church In Court Fight Over Gun Sales – Forbes.

GOTR20150412 Podcast

Today’s podcast is up. We’ve been out a couple weeks. Covered today are quick updates on campus and open carry bills currently in the Texas House. FN announces a semi-auto M249. And in the other bucket of “why?” Gary stumbled across a Standard Manufacturing DP-12 Shotgun this week.

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