Security Theater

It’s all for show!

So, I had to help out a friend recently.

This poor guy had an extra ticket to the Rush concert, and had no idea what to do with it.

Out of the goodness of my heart, I offered to relieve him of said ticket.  Anything for a friend, that’s my motto.

The only downside to this act of selfless altruism was the venue: an event center in one of Connecticut’s worst urban areas.  It’s a city I won’t enter without a weapon.

Being a basically law-abiding person, I check the venue’s website for policies.  Not a mention of banning guns on premises.  Fair enough.  I strapped on my Airweight Centennial and head to the arena.

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Charter Arms Pitbull 9mm (Updated)

Charter Arms Pitbull 9mm

OK, let’s try this again.  If you saw my review of the Charter Arms Pitbull in .40S&W, you will understand the background to this review.

The sun actually came out for a while, so I headed to the range to put the 9mm version of Charter Arms Pitbull through its paces.

I had a variety of ammunition to try in it: Remington UMC 115gr FMJ, Remington 115gr JHP, Black Hills 115gr JHP, Federal Nyclad 124gr, Hornady 115gr and 147gr XTP hollowpoints.

The parts seemed to fit fine, and the trigger pull seemed slightly lighter than the .40S&W version.  So far, so good.

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Spokesperson FAIL

Supporting Gun Rights…NOT!

I heard a story on the radio the other morning that bothered me.  Not just the story, but the reaction that people had to it.

Seems that there was an alleged incident of Road Rage in one of the snooty enclaves of dysfunctional nouveau riche that infest Connecticut.  According to the police report, an SUV passed a car in no-passing zone.  At the next intersection, one of the car occupants got out and approached passenger side of SUV and the driver of the SUV pointed a handgun at him/her.  The SUV speeds off, and the car occupants call police.

The SUV driver was arrested later, and charged with Threatening and Reckless Endangerment.  He had a permit, and gun was legally owned.  The story said the gun was registered to the SUV driver.

Much to my surprise, one of the morning show hosts (they both lean softly to the left) sided with SUV driver; based on the limited info in police report, and due to concerns over carjacking.  Then some caller dials in, claims to be a “pistol instructor”, initially harping on the fact that “there is no gun registration in Connecticut”.  Host says, uh, whatever, that’s a small detail.  Caller repeats his “correction” and says he wants to prevent bad information from being disseminated to public. He sounded like a pedantic ass.

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