The Experts Agree: The 1911 Sucks!

Mind...Blown

Mind…Blown

I promised Crapgame that I wouldn’t gloat.

But a very well-known gunblogger and 1911 gunsmith has come out against the 1911 design:

Hilton Yam: My Personal Path Away From The 1911

SaysUncle picked up the story, and it’s going to get a lot of attention.

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Big Brother is Watching (Updated)

big-brother-insetJust a quick post, without a lot of opinion.

You may have heard the story about the Florida gun owner who was pulled over while driving through Maryland:

http://tbo.com/list/columns-tjackson/jackson-gun-owner-unarmed-unwelcome-in-maryland-20140112/

A troubling story on all counts, but disturbingly vague on specifics.

Well, you really need to read the background on how/why it happened:

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/01/16/driving-through-maryland-how-the-lawful-florida-gun-owner-was-targeted-hint-maryland-coordination-and-analysis-center/#more-75456

So, to sum up: legally owning a gun in your home state is considered probable cause for arresting you in other states despite, not breaking any laws in those other states.  Gun ownership = the new scarlet letter.  Another step towards stigmatizing gun owners.

The other lesson to be drawn from this incident (and all of the NSA stories, and the IRS attacking anyone that disagrees with 0bama, etc.) is that the noose of government is getting tighter around all of our necks.

For years, I avoided buying an EZ-Pass (remote toll-deduction widget for your car) due to privacy concerns.  Looks like technology has leapfrogged me.  It is only a matter of time before speeding tickets are issued automatically.

Rather than simply be outraged at this story, I hope you are going to get more involved in the political process to try and reverse the disturbing mission creep of our government.

And, I hope that you start paying attention to the cameras you see attached to municipal vehicles and near roads.  And to the roads where you don’t see them.  And to the gun laws of the states you drive through.

Update 2/15/14

Interesting new development in this story:

The Department of Homeland Security is set to activate a national license plate tracking system that will be shared with law enforcement

“Were the feds using Maryland to establish the protocols ?   It sure seems that is a very strong possibility…… and, if so, the denial of the FOIA would make even more sense.”

 

Dick Metcalf Goes Full Retard

Enjoy the fishing, Fredo

Enjoy the fishing, Fredo

Wow.

Dick Metcalf really REALLY doesn’t ever want to work in the gun industry ever again.

Sebastian discusses it here: Dick Metcalf Triples Down

But there is so much deception and so much fail in Dickie-boy’s fuddy-duddy whining that I am going to have to fisk it thoroughly.  A lot of hidden issues reveal themselves.

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First CT Gun Registration Rejection

You know it!

You know it!

And here is that other shoe that we were all waiting to hear drop:

Registration rejected due to lack of postmark

Well, I do not know the circumstances of this particular situation (i.e. how/when the registration was submitted), but the person who got that letter is up a creek without a paddle.

They are now a felon, with a choice of several bad options for dealing with their situation.

God help them if they get pulled over for a broken tail-light on the way to someplace to take action on one of the options available to them, because they are committing a crime by even attempting to perform them!

Some state legislator was trying to get an extension of the registration deadline, but I haven’t heard anything concrete about that.

The rejection letter:

Attention Citizen: you are screwed!

Attention Citizen: you are screwed!

I hope you gun owners have a plan to retain your weapons despite this idiotic law.

Read the law carefully and the potential wiggle room should become obvious.

 

First CT Gun Law Arrest

We have a winner!

We have a winner!

6 days!  The first arrest under the draconian and pointless “assault rifle” and “high-capacity magazine” law took place on the morning of January 6:

http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/bridgeport-man-gets-norwalks-first-ticket-under-states-new-gun-law

“The handgun was loaded with 11 bullets, and had a magazine capable of handling 15 rounds, police said…The gun owner told Norwalk officers that he was unaware of the law or the deadline, according to the police report.  He was issued an infraction for possession of a large-capacity magazine and having a mutilated license plate.  The weapon was returned to the owner, under the condition that he keeps the magazine separated from the handgun, and he was released at the scene, police said.”

Read the whole thing, especially the reason that the man was pulled over.

Now, if you are a handgun permit holder, and you carry a gun that can accept a high-capacity magazine, you have the option to do so provided that you only load 10 bullets in it.  And perhaps you carry an extra magazine, as recommended by many self-defense experts.

But what happens if the arresting officer decides to take a bullet out of your spare magazine and load it into the magazine that was in your gun.  You are a felon, that’s what.  There’s probably no way to prove that is what happened, and you are left holding the bag.  Or the mag.

My advice to Connecticut permit holders is to avoid carrying a gun with a high-capacity magazine in it, and eliminate the chance that this could happen to you.  Carry extra magazines, and be sure to tell people why.  And also, practice reloading drills.  You might not become Jerry Miculek but you can certainly improve your time.

Think I am being paranoid?  You might be right.

But if the police feel entitled to shoot 90-pound children who have been tased and restrained, what wouldn’t they do?