FightBack Fit Ladies Defense Seminar this Saturday, April 26, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Ladies!! Fight Back Fit is hosting a WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE SEMINAR on Saturday, April 26 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. She will be teaching parking lot scenarios and other tactics on how to defend yourself during an attack.

It’s $59 and you must register. All women over 12 years old are welcome to attend!

Highly recommended!

http://fightbackfit.com/#!/womens-self-defense-seminar-april-26th

Chinese police begin carrying guns during patrols

In a society largely devoid of guns, the Chinese police have elected to start carrying them. Why? Because no one in their right mind wants to fight with “even” odds against a knife. You can see details here…

Chinese police begin carrying guns during patrols.

-GM

HPD: Man beaten, another choked to death after road rage incident | News – Home

Police said while the older driver was being attacked, his son got out of the truck and tried to defend his father. Officers said there was at least a 100-pound difference between the young man and Brown,but in that moment, detectives say, the younger man jumped on Brown’s back and put him in a choke hold.

“While the older driver’s son was on the other driver’s back, he was yelling ‘Call 911. Call 911.’ The driver of the Nissan collapsed before emergency crews arrived,” said Sosa.

via HPD: Man beaten, another choked to death after road rage incident | News – Home.

Assuming the son is “no billed” by the grand jury, the lesson here is that if the use of deadly force is justified, the means by which that deadly force is applied is irrelevant.  By all accounts, this is just a son defending a father. The Nissan driver, according to statements, was the aggressor and was using unlawful force against the Ford driver, an elderly man.  The Nissan driver also issued threats to the effect that he would hunt down the other driver’s family. It appears he won’t be hunting anyone going forward.

-GM

Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A. – NYTimes.com

“Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence…”

via Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A. – NYTimes.com.

 

Ugh.  What people need to understand first is that “gun violence” is a made up term. Violence is either lawful or unlawful, regardless of the tool used to commit said violence. Far more people are killed and injured annually as a result of what is actually criminal use of a motor vehicle through driving under the influence, speeding, and (increasingly) distracted driving.  And yet, no one calls it “vehicular violence” even when there are actual criminal charges such as “vehicular assault.” And we certainly aren’t in a rush to ban private ownership of vehicles. Again, this is a completely made up term to suit a political agenda.

Bloomberg and others of his ilk will say they respect the 2nd Amendment. They don’t. At least not as it’s written. They choose to interpret it as a collective right for the rest of us while reserving it as an individual right to themselves by way of a phalanx of armed security personnel. And yet if you point out this hypocrisy, the answer is usually one of two things. They are considered “high profile” or “high risk,” neither of which would apply if they’d just shut up and stopped sticking their noses into other people’s lives.

-GM

Remington Model 700 and Model Seven Recall

Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles which were manufactured from May 1, 2006 through April 9, 2014 and which have an X-Mark Pro® (“XMP®”) trigger. All product manufactured after April 9, 2014 is not subject to recall.

via Remington Recall.

Yup, ALL Remington Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro® triggers, manufactured between May 1, 2006 and April 9, 2014 are being recalled. Why? Because according to Remington, some of these rifles may have had excessive amounts of bonding agent applied to their trigger assemblies.

While Remington stands by the XMP trigger design, they say they are acting out of an abundance of caution and recalling all such rifles.  You’ll want to look at the actual recall notice itself for details.  but, they have created a dedicated website and hotline for the recall.

Remington is providing free return and service of the rifles. Details are provided via the website and help desk. Per Remington’s statement, do not attempt to fix or diagnose the rifle yourself. Owners are asked to stop using their rifles immediately and contract Remington to arrange return and service.  Again, this is FREE. My own Remington 700 SPS Varminter is under recall and will be headed back to Remington soon.

-GM

 

Test, Examination and Classification of 7N6 5.45×39 Ammunition | ATF

Test, Examination and Classification of 7N6 5.45×39 Ammunition | ATF.

April 7, 2014

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Test, Examination and Classification of 7N6 5.45×39 Ammunition

On March 5, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) received a  request from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) to conduct a test, examination and classification of Russian-made 7N6 5.45×39 ammunition for purposes of determining whether it is considered  “armor piercing ammunition” as defined by the Gun Control Act (GCA), as amended. Since 1986, the GCA has prohibited the importation of armor piercing ammunition unless it is destined for government use or testing.  The imported ammunition about which CBP was inquiring was not destined for either excepted purpose.

The Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA), as amended, defines the term “armor piercing ammunition” as:

“(i)      a projectile or projectile core which may be used in a handgun and which is constructed entirely (excluding the presence of traces of other substances) from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium; or

(ii)        a  full jacketed projectile larger than .22 caliber designed and intended for use in a handgun and whose jacket has a weight of more than 25 percent of the total weight of the projectile.”  (emphasis added)

When ATF tested the 7N6 samples provided by CBP, they were found to contain a steel core.  ATF’s analysis also concluded that the ammunition could be used in a commercially available handgun, the Fabryka Bronie Radom, Model Onyks 89S, 5.45×39 caliber semi-automatic pistol, which was approved for importation into the United States in November 2011.  Accordingly, the ammunition is “armor piercing” under the section 921(a)(17)(B)(i) and is therefore not importable.  ATF’s determination applies only to the Russian-made 7N6 ammunition analyzed, not to all 5.45×39 ammunition.  Ammunition of that caliber using projectiles without a steel core would have to be independently examined to determine their importability.