January 11th, 2014, Bullet Talk, Episode 5: Bullet Proof Baseball Hats
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In the News
Michigan passes two pro-gun bills, removing ‘gun boards’ and turning the state into a shall issue state
Michigan use to require gun boards for each county, carry permit applicants would have to apply through the board and the board would review and accept or deny. While applicants weren’t necessarily required to be seen by the board, Traverse County’s board requested all applicants to appear in front of the board.
Bills SB789 and SB790 work together to mandate an end to the review board process.
Similar to PA, going forward, county clerks will issue carry permits after the applicant passes the appropriate background checks.
As the new process is literally cheaper, the cost of the permits are also decreasing from $105 per permit to $90.
The law is effective now, requiring counties to move over to their new systems by October 1st.
Chris Christie is at it again, tightening restrictions for gun shops, wholesalers, and manufactures in New Jersey
New rules would require dealers to immediately notify state police if their security systems fail.
If the system can’t be fixed in 24 hours, the dealer may move the firearms to another licensed location with approval from the state police
Also requires that no guns or ammo be stored at a location other than licensed premises preapproved by the state police
Lost and stolen regulations down from 48 hours to 24 hours
Also will require dealers and manufactures to make maintained records available for inspection by the state police
The new rules would also require employees to maintain retail licenses in order to access any records of gun buying and selling kept by a dealer, and that the employee must maintain a separate retail license for each location the employee works
According to the article, “Public comments on the proposal can be submitted by Feb. 13 to the State Police Firearms Investigation Unit”
Colorado is ground zero for second amendment fight, again
With a new state legislature in session, Colorado is expected to see bills looking to loosen the restrictions added previously
This may include the high capacity magazine limit, fees added to background checks, mandated universal background checks, required mental health reporting, and others.
Of course, there is also the question of if citizens must respond on the permit application as a pot smoker, as we discussed in episode 4
Gun shop aimed at lady shooters was robbed, four people shot
Owned by Becky and Jon Bieker, Becky opened the store as a place women could go for top notch instruction, knowledge, and equipment.
No one has anything bad to say about this couple, or the store. These are some of the good guys.
The robbers were shot at, at least three of them hit.
The husband (Jon) passed away two hours later at the hospital from gun shot wounds. Becky is still with us.
Details are still being flushed out by the investigation. But the take away here are a few:
Becky and Jon were, according to friends, neighbors, and the community, awesome people who ran an upstanding business aimed at empowering women through what they knew – firearms.
Becky put up a statement on the Facebook page:
“Thank you to my friends, family, and community for their love, prayers, and support during this very difficult time. I have lost my husband in this senseless murder. Although tragic, he saved my life because he carried a firearm. Guns are not evil. I would not be able to make this statement if private citizens such as Jon and I were banned from owning them. Please respect my husband’s memory by refusing to turn this tragedy into a political statement in support of banning firearms.”
We should all do well to respect this.
Robbers who think it’s a good idea to rob a gun shop are deadly wrong. Unfortunately, no one comes out the winner here.
Please say a prayer for Becky and Jon, as well as their friends, family, community, and the police as they investigate this tragedy.
As many of you already know, there have been a number of ‘small scale’ attacks on the French people by Muslim extremists over the last week.
In so far as the firearms issue (and there are many issues here, aside from the fact that this is a tragedy for the victims) is concerned…
First responding police do not have access to firearms in Britain, and France
And it’s been like that for a long time. I’m surprised that American’s are shocked by this. If you haven’t and you like Simon Peg, go watch Hot Fuzz… as they even make fun of this fact.
The majority of citizens do not have access to firearms, and those that do certainly can’t get to them quickly.
With as strict as the firearm regulations are there, this is a big huge wakeup call that shows, absolutely, that the bad guy with a gun will still get the gun and use it regardless. All those laws and regulations do is disarm the law abiding citizens, leaving them helpless in a situation like this.
The gun issue likely won’t become an issue after this event, though it absolutely should be an issue on the citizens minds. I don’t mean that to be a political statement, but rather, something I personally see as fact. They were left helpless, and they should not be so helpless. So what tools can they employee to not be helpless. It’s that simple.
Just for Fun
TacTissy interviewed for NRASharp
Krystie has built a following online through Facebook, the use of YouTube videos, and her own website
She is fun, beautiful, smart, and absolutely knows her guns
Check out the interview over at NRASharp
You can also follow TacTissy:
Dedicated Website: http://tactissy.com/
Julie Golob interviewed on podcast Student of the Gun
The podcast show Student of the Gun brought on world renouned shooter, captain of the Smith & Wesson shooting team, and military vet Julie Golob to talk about ladies, the difficulties of carry, and that horrible tragedy of the 2 year old who shot his mother in a Walmart after pulling her gun from her gun purse
You can listen in and catch other episodes of the show here:
If you want to subscribe to Student of the Gun via iTunes, you can do so here:
A new CZ branded gun being made FIRST here in the USA
CZ is making a new 1911 style handgun, and it’s being made first here in the USA, being called the 1911A1
It will be showed off at the 2015 Shot Show
According to ‘the Firearm Blog’, it will have walnut grips and taller sites, no lanyard loop, stainless barrel and the frame and slide will be carbon steel.
MSRP will be $849
Glock to be offering optics-ready models soon in stores
Glock will be launching certain models of their existing firearms as an MOS series
These are the same as existing Glock’s, but with optics-ready-cut-out on top of the handgun
Confirmed models are the G34 (9mm), the G35 (.40), G40 (10mm), and the G41 (.45)
Check out ‘the Firearm Blog’ for additional details
Springfield XD-S to be coming in at a lower price point
The Springfield XD-S is changing their ‘Essentials Kit’ that comes with their XD-S so as not to include the additional holsters
This will help lower the price of the firearm by as much as $100
The essentials kit that comes with the XD-S will include the pistol, a flush fit magazine, an extended magazine, two sizes of backstraps, grip extensions, cable lock, bore brush and a hard locking case.
This includes the 3.3inch and 4inch models in all offered calibers and finishes.
Kickstarter for a bullet proof…. Baseball hat
Bulletproof hat is bullet proof along the front of the hat, using a panel insert
Testing so far successful for 22lr rounds and .40cal
Their goal was initially $3500, it’s already nearly tripled
$99 pledge will get you the cap
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