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California’s bullet button ban sparks historic surge in long gun checks

“Bullet buttons” only needed in fascist states where citizens are considered chattel… so far.

Oh crazy Killifornia, when will you learn?

Already the market finds a new way for the voting mundanes to try and defend themselves through bureaucratic red tape, although it requires a partial takedown (opening of) the receiver to reload. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XedaFH6pC1o

Gun control advocates argue closing the bullet button loophole in California’s assault weapons ban could prevent future mass casualties.

Source: guns.com

Gun Control & Statistics: Gun Owners Safer than Unarmed Americans

David French with some astute observations about hoplophobes.

Yes, yes there is something you can do. You can arm yourself… You don’t have to rely on your laptop or a pair of scissors to save your life and the lives of those around you. You can walk into a restaurant, a mall, or any other place where firearms are permitted with confidence, not as a vigilante, but as an armed citizen capable of defending yourself and others.

Source: National Review

A fast police response takes second place and always will

Depending on where you live sometimes police response is relatively fast, but as this attack shows, any delay still leaves dead and wounded.

When you have only seconds to respond and the police are only minutes or less away you’re still going to get hurt or die if you can’t protect yourself right now.

I hate to be pedantic in pointing out what many of us see as the obvious, but it’s all about Boyd’s OODA Loop.

The simple fact is that until you are able to affect change in the situation and stop the attack or otherwise thwart the attack yourself – you will remain at risk.

Attacks like these are decentralized/distributed problems which can not, at the time, be solved by centralizing the only appropriate solution (decisive violence) into the hands of others. Attempting to do so will only expand your OODA Loop and leave you vulnerable.

Understand – anything that delays your ability to instantly respond will leave you and other innocents critically vulnerable.

While not doing violence yourself may make you feel good now avoidance will only expand your OODA Loop and leave you critically vulnerable when you need to act correctly during the worst time of your life.

If being critically vulnerable is your thing that’s fine, but don’t fool yourself into thinking you can survive because some hired gun will have your back.

It’s a mistake to think that someone else can protect you, there simply aren’t enough paid good guys to do that. Even with 40 cops on your block, it can still happen, and even if you had your own PSD team there are no guarantees.

The time to respond correctly is shorter than most people realize (usually under 5 seconds) therefore, the ability to appropriately respond must be instantly available if you want to end the lethal attack with the fewest number of injuries or death.

This is reality and society will be much better off once people learn to deal with it.

Like it or not, the real “first” responder must be the individual(s) on the scene, because until they are, more lives will be lost.

If you’re hoping for a cop (or anyone else) to save you your going to have a bad day, and it just may be the final one as well.

“Our officer was on the scene in less than a minute, and he ended the situation in less than a minute. He engaged the suspect, and he eliminated the threat. The suspect is DOA.”

Source: WND

Because the police is there to protect you. – Gun Free Zone

A bad guy who ignores the law, and people with guns who stop the bad guy… how crazy is that?

According to Google Maps, the section highlighted in the photo is 334.62 feet long, that comes to one cop every 11.1 feet average or 22.2 if they were paired. And still, a drunk or dope dealer or an armed robber or whatever, ignored that there were cops present, ignored that the law kinda frowns on shooting other people and proceeded to unload on 10 human beings for whatever reason.

Source: Gun Free Zone

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Source: Witt Machine

Women propelling gun sales to all-time highs | kplr11.com

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – FBI figures show the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is running more checks than ever before. Nearly 25 million background checks will have been completed by year’s end. By proxy, that means more guns being sold than before and local shops say their sales are getting better every year. A key group driving sales – women. Women are helping propel firearm background checks and gun sales to an all-time high. Steve King, owner of Metro Shooting Supply, says it’s astonishing how fast women are getting locked and loaded. “If I could open a new store it would cater to women and self-defense and it has been growing the past five years,” he said. King says they have shooting lessons everyday and not only are the classes full, but women make up 80 percent of the class. Anita Farmer, a resident of Red Bud, Illinois, recently armed herself and recommends other women do so…

Source: H/T SayUncle via kplr11.com

John Lott’s Website

Gun control advocates don’t seem to realize how gun control laws primarily prevent law-abiding citizens, not criminals from getting guns.  It isn’t just an issue of smuggling guns.  It is also a question of being able to produce them, even machine guns.  Israel can’t stop domestic terrorists from making their own machine guns.

From The Times of Israel: “The homemade or craft-produced rudimentary automatic weapon has been used in the majority of shooting attacks on Israeli civilians and security personnel. It’s not accurate and it has a limited range, but it’s cheap and more than powerful enough to cause mayhem and death — and it’s nearly impossible to prevent its production. . . .”

Source: John Lott’s Website

It’s already too late for gun control to work | Commentary | Dallas News

John Lott nails it again…

It seems obvious: Restrict gun access, and people will be safer. But theory and practice don’t always match. Too often, gun bans or background checks don’t stop criminals and instead disarm law-abiding citizens, particularly poor minorities. This only makes life easier for criminals.

…Since at least 1950, every single one of Europe’s public mass shootings has occurred in a place where general citizens are banned from carrying guns. In America, there have been only four exceptions to that rule.

Source: Dallas News

Will Donald Trump End The American Unipolar Moment?

The root of this pushback is the concept of multipolarity. In a unipolar model, power and the money is concentrated in the hands of a tiny percentage, producing an imbalance of wellbeing that is the base of common frustration of Western citizens. The success of the multipolar model derives primarily from the ability to choose without without facing unilateral imposition. Whether it is leaving the EU or the victory of a candidate not linked to the political establishment, multipolarity is the most effective way to respect the popular will, a huge difference when compared to unipolarity, where people are left with no alternative. We have been transitioning for nearly a decade into the digital domain, a world where an infinite range of options is available to achieve one’s objectives.

Source: zerohedge.com

WRONG GUN? Why The Most Popular Gun For Law Enforcement Isn’t a Mistake…

The Los Angeles Times has published an editorial this morning that is sure to cause some uncomfortable conversations (and more than a little denial) in law enforcement agencies around the country: In terms of mechanical design, there are few flaws with Glock pistols. If a law enforcement officer, soldier or citizen does exactly what they …

I respectfully disagree with Bob on this one…

I have been carrying a Glock for a long time, yet over my years of training and deploying with various organizations I have carried and conducted a lot of training with a fair number of guns other than Glocks.

The comment “Agencies that switch away from Glocks to more forgiving designs typically see their negligent discharges decrease” is telling, because it doesn’t say “negligent discharges are eliminated.”

In other words, this appears to be a systematic problem, and even with guns that have safeties – negligent discharges are not eliminated.

Having myself trained a lot of civilians, military, local LEA, and federal agencies, I agree with Bob when he states “It has been proven time and again that no amount of training will eliminate the issue.”

However, while it is true that one can’t eliminate all risk associated with firearms and firearms training (not without jeopardizing the essential qualities and benefits of training), one can take actions to significantly mitigate risk.

Having been in and around the military and professionals of all stripes over the past 30-years (many who use Glock at work and at home), I believe, like many of my counterparts do; that proper training is everything, and the safety on a firearm plays no role in the overall safety of the shooter.

I have learned that it is always best to address the core issue in order to fix the symptom. In this case, the core issue seems to be the trigger finger going onto the trigger with a negligent discharge resulting.

If an organization is seeing negligent discharges in around clearing barrels/cleaning rooms, it says more about their proper loading, unloading, and clearing procedures (training) than it does about whether or not the firearm had a safety on it or not when the negligent discharge occurred.

Similarly, having a negligent discharge (with or without safeties), under duress suggest that that that the training program needs to be evaluated.

Furthermore, while proper training in vital stress resistant gun-handling skills and safety habits (like keeping one’s finger off the trigger until ready to shoot), can be taught and practiced the range; the proper application of those skills under the duress of a lethal force encounter can’t be taught on the range, in a shoot house, or on a video game screen.

To make the training stick, the techniques must not only be tempered with a quality stress inducing Reality Based Training program, the training must be ongoing.

From my experience, it seems this article clearly describes a training issue, and I would be willing to put money on that.

The proper fix is most likely a better training program which integrates RBT at various points in the training. Proper scenarios will gain the student “stress inoculation” and help to keep the fingers off triggers and muzzles oriented safely until they no longer need to be, safeties or not.

Source: bearingarms.com

Donnie Johnston: Revealed weapon beats concealed weapon – Fredericksburg.com: Columns

Since it looks like I was blocked of Facebook:

“How about this idea Donnie; you write columns about stuff you actually know something about and leave the your opinions of lethal force encounters to those who actually know something about saving lives…

Wow, look at that, concealed carriers who win a gunfight… imagine that.”

Now I’m not advocating anyone walking around with any gun on his person. You know me. I’m not much on shooting people. But if these folks with concealed weapons permits are really worried about their safety—and not just trying to prove a point—then they should be carrying a double-barrel 12-gauge shotgun loaded with buckshot.

Source: Fredericksburg.com

F.B.I. Treats Minnesota Mall Stabbing Attack as ‘Potential Act of Terrorism’ – The New York Times

A report by a news agency linked to the Islamic State claimed on Sunday that a “soldier of the Islamic State” was behind a stabbing attack on Saturday night at a Minnesota shopping mall, an episode that the F.B.I. said it was investigating as a “potential act of terrorism.” Nine people were injured in the attack before an off-duty police officer fatally shot the knife-wielding man, the authorities in St. Cloud said.

Source: The New York Times

DARPA’s plan for total surveillance of low-flying drones over cities | KurzweilAI

DARPA’s recently announced Aerial Dragnet program is seeking innovative technologies to “provide persistent, wide-area surveillance of all unmanned aerial systems (UAS), such as quadcopters, operating below 1,000 feet in a large city. UAS devices can be adapted for terrorist or military purposes, so U.S. forces will “increasingly be challenged by the need to quickly detect and identify such craft — especially in urban areas, where sight lines are limited and many objects may be moving at similar speeds,” DARPA said.

Source: KurzweilAI

No, New York Times: Pointing out Hillary’s gun hypocrisy isn’t a violent threat

It is a standard rhetorical tack Republicans have been using for as long as I can remember and it is a perfectly reasonable argument. Pointing out that a candidate or government official who favors gun control is a hypocrite because he or she has armed bodyguards is as routine and unoriginal as pledging to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in government.

Source: Capital Research Center

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