Taurus Curve recalled…already?

From Tooele Shooting Supplies’ FB Page:

Got a couple of the new Taurus Curve pistols today. Before they arrived, someone from Taurus called us to tell them we…

Posted by Tooele Shooting Supply, LLC on Friday, March 27, 2015

Got a couple of the new Taurus Curve pistols today. Before they arrived, someone from Taurus called us to tell them we couldn’t sell them, and had to send them back to the factory… due to issues they refused to discuss.

Just one more reason why we are phasing out Taurus products here.

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Hickenlooper to Bloomberg: Shut up and stay out of Colorado…you’re not helping!

OK, that’s not exactly what was said. The except below is exactly what was said by Hickenlooper in a recent interview with USA Today.

“Colorado is a state that people like to be themselves and solve their own problems,” the Democratic governor said in an interview with Capital Download, USA TODAY’s weekly video newsmaker series. “They don’t really like outside organizations meddling in their affairs, and maybe the NRA gets a pass on that.

via Colo. governor suggests gun-control groups stay away.

Hickenlooper made the statements above in an interview about looming recall efforts against Evie Hudak. Hudak famously or infamously dismissed/contradicted rape survivor Amanda Collins during Collins’ testimony before Veteran and Military Affairs Committee meeting. Collins explained that had she been able to carry a gun, she might not have been raped but, Hudak insisted Collins was better off being unarmed saying, “…statistics are not on your side.” Hudak went on to say that had Collins had a gun the night she was raped, Collins’ attacker would have taken her gun from her and used it to kill Collins. Even if Hudak has statistics on her side, common sense says there is little to be gained from publicly rebuking a rape victim and basically telling her, “You would have been raped anyway…having a gun just would have meant, he’d kill you too.” For all the talk of a Republican “War on Women,” Hudak (a Democrat) doesn’t seem to be interested in helping women much at all and is as sexist as it gets. There just might be enough steam left in the recall engine to burn her to the ground.

Opinion: Gun control is not the answer – CNN.com

Read that headline again. CNN.COM! And it really does read, “Opinion: Gun control is not the answer…”

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
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  • We’re hearing more knee-jerk rhetoric about gun-control measures
  • …the folks spraying our cities with bullets are not NRA members or even legal gun owners…
  • He says there’s not enough information about Navy Yard shootings to figure out solutions
  • More gun-control measures are unrealistic and won’t prevent the carnage, he says
  • Granderson: Many different factors lead to gun violence

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I think the planet’s poles are shifting or something (Geek alert: they really are shifting, it’s normal, and it’s happened before but, that’s another story). But seriously, we had the Colorado recalls last week, an earlier article/blog at ABC-Yahoo News and now this, “Gun control is not the answer” by LZ Granderson of CNN…of all people. Nearly everything I’ve ever read from this man (and CNN in general) led me to believe he and nearly every else at CNN would let the President tea bag then given the chance. That’s not really a joke, I think this guy really would do go for it. All that aside, I have simply discounted all liberals and Democrats as being emotional, anti-gun, illogical, windbags.  Like many others, I usually don’t even look at CNN but, in an effort to know what the enemy is saying about current events, they remain in my news feed. Imagine my surprise then when, “Gun control is not the answer” popped up in the feed and it wasn’t from any of the usual sources. My interest was piqued. I had to follow the link. An admitted liberal who seemingly had nothing but praise for all things liberal was suddenly showing what appeared to be logic and reason. Read it for yourself. You might be surprised.

-Gary

(all photos courtesy of cnn.com)

Wasserman Schultz on Colo. recall results: ‘This was voter suppression, pure and simple.’

 

So anytime Democrats get their asses handed to them and lose even in districts they control, it’s voter suppression/oppression. News flash Wasserman-Schultz; your buddy Giron sponsored the Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act. It was passed by the legislature and signed into law by Hickenlooper in May. The law was specifically written by Democrats to make it EASIER to vote in Colorado than it ever has been before. If anything, Giron enabled the very voters who fired her! But, Wasserman-Schultz says it was all the fault of the NRA and other “outside interests.” Well let’s see who brought bigger “guns” to the fight.

The National Rifle Associations Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) spend a total of $108,667 through August 28th to buy TV, billboard, and print ads. The Koch brothers, through Americans for Prosperity, bought and distributed “door hangers” for an undisclosed amount. Knowing folks in the printing business, when you buy in bulk, there’s a substantial discount but, let’s just be goofy and spent another $100,000 on that.

Meanwhile, Michael Bloomberg donated some $350,000 Taxpayers for Responsible Democracy, which supported Morse and Giron. In total, the group raise some $708,000 on Morse and Giron’s behalf. But that was before Eli Broad gave them another $250,000 check as Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York issued a fundraising call for Giron in an email to supporters. May be I’m wrong but, At best, I can come up with $250,000 spent by out of state pro-gun, conservatives while out of state anti-gun, liberals spent closer to $1 million. A three to one advantage in favor of liberals at worst. It would seem the majority of money spent by “outside interest” was spent by liberals supporting the Democrats who ultimately lost even after passing laws to make it easier to vote. I fail to see the voter suppression going on hear but, I do find it interesting that most of the people photographed crying and comforting each other at Morse’s concession speech weren’t even residents of Colorado! And yet, Wasserman-Schultz maintains the election result was anything but the will of the people of Colorado.

– Gary

Sandy, left, and Lonnie Phillips, of San Antonio, Texas, comfort each other as Colorado Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, concedes defeat in his legislative recall race in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. The couple, who lost their 24-year-old daughter Jessica Ghawi in the Aurora, Colo., theatre shooting of July 2012, came to Colorado to campaign for Morse, who with Sen. Angela Giron, of Pueblo, voted for new firearms restrictions in the state and ended up facing the first legislative recalls in state history. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Sandy, left, and Lonnie Phillips, of San Antonio, Texas, comfort each other as Colorado Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, concedes defeat in his legislative recall race in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. The couple, who lost their 24-year-old daughter Jessica Ghawi in the Aurora, Colo., theatre shooting of July 2012, came to Colorado to campaign for Morse, who with Sen. Angela Giron, of Pueblo, voted for new firearms restrictions in the state and ended up facing the first legislative recalls in state history. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

M&P Shield Safety Alert – Smith & Wesson

M&P Shield Safety Alert – Smith & Wesson.

Head’s up folks! Smith & Wesson has issued a safety recall of ALL M&P Shield pistols manufactured prior to August 19, 2013. Full details of the recall can be seen here:

The description of the problem reads as follows:

Smith & Wesson has identified a condition where the trigger bar pin could damage the lower trigger in certain M&P Shields in a way that may affect the functionality of the drop safety feature of the firearm, potentially allowing the pistol to discharge if it is dropped.

Any unintended discharge of a firearm has the potential to cause injury, and we ask that you STOP USING YOUR PISTOL IMMEDIATELY UNTIL IT HAS BEEN INSPECTED AND, IF THE CONDITION IS FOUND, REPAIRED.

This Safety Alert applies to all M&P Shield pistols manufactured before August 19, 2013. We believe this condition is largely limited to recently manufactured M&P Shield pistols. However, out of an abundance of caution, we are asking all consumers of all M&P Shields manufactured before August 19, 2013 to immediately inspect their pistols for this condition.

If you’re not comfortable with inspecting your gun on your own, you can have a certified armorer do it for you. Lots of local dealers have certified armorers on staff who will be able to assist you. I inspected my M&P Shield (manufactured in March of 2012) today. No repairs are necessary for my personal copy of this gun.

– Gary