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A staggering 73% increase in pistol permits over 2015 occurred in Connecticut. The two chief motivator’s behind the increase are probably Daniel Malloy (CT’s anti-gun Governor) and of course, Hillary Clinton.

The Blaze gives us the best theory:

According to WTIC-TV’s account of a Norwich Bulletin report, state police issued 30,000 pistol permits last year — an increase of 73 percent — from 2015 when 17,000 permits were issued.

Gun owners told the Bulletin that they attribute the increase to fears that then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was going to win the White House, and that this would embolden Connecticut’s Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to seek increased gun restrictions.

During her campaign, Clinton said that she was going to “tackle the gun lobby” on day one of her presidency. She also praised New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, who would go on to be named the Senate minority leader, for being “one of the most effective legislators in taking on the gun lobby.”

Connecticut has some of  the strictest gun laws in the nation, with a permit being required to obtain not only a license but also to buy and carry a sidearm.

Democrats have a long history of motivating the American people to arm themselves. That’s really the hilarious part of the left’s gun control efforts: the net result is always more people buying guns. By enacting dishonest laws that serve their short term interest, left wing politicians have handed the long game over to gun owners.

Welcome! We are glad to have all 30,000 new pistol permit holders on board. There will be plenty more to come, but thank you bitter partisan blue state politicians. Your inept laws are only growing our base. With each poorly crafted encroachment on liberty, you shred your own credibility, while reminding Americans that the government isn’t always here to help.

 

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A device designed to kill coyotes, injured an innocent boy and killed his dog. The M-44 “cyanide bomb” sprays lethal cyanide on any victim who springs the trap. This isn’t the first time one of these traps has injured a human or a domestic dog, either. Obviously, this incident will impact the practice of using chemical warfare against predators.

Here’s the horrible story:

Fourteen-year-old Canyon Mansfield is lucky to be alive. He says, “It would’ve been clear to see like a wood plank with a sign on it, but there was nothing.” Thursday afternoon canyon and his dog Kacey went to play fetch 10 minutes up the hill from their house. Canyon says, “I see this little pipe sprinkler type thing, sticking out of the ground. I reached down and I touched it. Suddenly there was like a pop and orange gas snooze out.”

While covered in the unknown orange gas, the Mansfield family learned from authorities it was a cyanide trap, a lethal chemical meant for coyotes. The 14-year-old describes what he saw after cleaning himself off with snow. “I noticed my dog was mumbling and so I walked over and see my dog and having a seizure. I’m freaking out.”

By the time, the 14-year-old made it down the hill to get his mom the champion hunting dog died. Mark Mansfield is Canyon’s Father. He says, “They’re small, and they’re lethal. And my son watched my dog die in minutes.”

It’s was actually the government that set the trap. The U.S. Department of Agriculture uses the devices to control the coyote population. By simply labeling the device, this accident could have been prevented. Another problem with these traps, is that they don’t discriminate. Any animal that set it off is pretty much toast, though canines are most strongly attracted to it. This is where old fashioned hunting comes to the rescue. The public should much prefer sportsmen as a means of predator control, to chemical weapons. Of course, animal rights groups will try to ban all means of predator control, while others will be too generous to the M-44. Like any other dangerous device, caution needs to be taken when these things are deployed.

 

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Thugs in Chicago have been robbing freight cars loaded with guns. These robberies aren’t exactly the high drama horseback robberies of western folk lore. Basically, thugs get a tip on which railroad cars have weapons in them, then they sneak in at night and steal them.

As law abiding gun owners have been saying for decades; we need to enforce existing laws not create new ones. The perverse political situation in Chicago leads every conversation about crime prevention to gun control, but banning guns from decent people in rural areas does nothing to stem city violence.

Here’s the low-down on the train robberies:

The guns – boxes and boxes of them – are part of shipments that are destined for gun companies or gun shops across the country. But as gangsters have caught on to the practice, they are ransacking these trains and stealing weapons that eventually make their way to the city’s blood-soaked streets.

“Any time you have individuals who can go in and steal guns from a train, that makes the environment very toxic,” said Pastor Cory Brooks, who leads a church around the corner from the freight yard.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said that since 2013, more than 150 firearms have been reported stolen from freight trains. An Associated Press investigation revealed that some were traced to violent crimes and only 16 were recovered.

The City of Chicago is living proof that gun control does nothing to reduce crime, only crime control can do that. Banning cosmetic features on grandpa’s rifle doesn’t put bad guys in jail.

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Is Michael Bloomberg training bomb squads these days? A bomb Squad in SanAntonio, TX evacuated three houses after discovering a few boxes of old rusted ammo. Apparently they have never watched myth-busters, which has an episode on throwing live ammunition into a fire. When ammo goes off outside of gun, it’s just not that dangerous. Old rusted ammo is very unlikely to fire simply from being moved, even if it did discharge, it would pose a pretty minimal risk to the public.

Here’s the fear mongering from the local bomb squad:

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department’s Bomb Squad was called to a Southwest Side neighborhood Saturday after dozens of rounds of ammunition were found underneath a home.

The ammunition was discovered on the 7900 block of Dempsey Drive, near Old Pearsall Road and Southwest Military Drive, around 2:45 p.m. Saturday.

Capt. Troy Balcar of the San Antonio Fire Department said a family member found a sealed box with about 75 rounds of decades-old ammunition underneath the house. He said the rounds were about 40 years old, based on a date written on the box. Half a dozen nearby homes were evacuated for about three hours.

“This is definitely a big danger, because they’ve been under there so long,” Balcar said. “They’ve rusted, they’ve been exposed to the weather, elements outside so we definitely want to get them disposed of as quickly as possible.”

Family members said a veteran who served for more than 30 years lived at the house until he passed away recently.

This is the second time old ammunition has been found at the home. Just last week, the bomb squad spent about half an hour disposing of shotgun shells found there.

Hmm, that’s reassuring, the spokesperson from the San Antonio bomb squad doesn’t understand the risk of common ammunition. Who on earth would trust these fools near an actual bomb?

Ammunition discharged outside of a gun simply can’t reach a high enough velocity to penetrate walls. Obviously, you wouldn’t want to discharge a bullet in your hand, but lets not act like 911 needs to be called every time someone finds corroded ammo. It’s fine for bomb squads to help citizens dispose of ammo, but evacuating nearby homes is completely insane.

 

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You don’t normally hear of tech companies offering to help the NRA. Snapchat probably didn’t have pro-gun motives when they made this hysterical threat to Bloomberg’s gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety.

Check this out, from A.V. Club:

This comes from a series of leaked emails that indicate that Everytown had approached Snapchat about doing some kind of branded content about preventing gun violence early last year, with Snapchat’s head of political sales Rob Saliterman quoting the nonprofit at least $150,000 for whatever it was planning. Then, separate from that potential deal, Snapchat’s news team approached Everytown about working together to promote gun safety with a big event that would feature videos of families talking about loved ones they lost to gun violence alongside celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Amy Schumer talking about the importance of gun safety. This project also wouldn’t cost Everytown any money, so it gave up on the other deal and moved forward with the free one instead.

Eventually, Saliterman found out that he was losing out on advertising money, so he sent this message to Everytown:

I just learned our News Team is doing a Live Story on National Gun Violence Awareness Day. I would urgently like to speak with you about advertising opportunities within the story, as there will be three ad slots. We are also talking to the NRA about running ads within the story.

How hilarious is that? Snapchat threatened to sell the NRA advertising during a free project for Bloomberg’s astro-turf gun grabber group. Again, Snapchat isn’t pro-gun, they are just greedy. They obviously made the threat to try to grab some extra cash from Bloomberg.

Who could blame them? Bloomberg’s been flushing money down the toilet all decade long, with one after another failed gun control initiatives. Of the few victories Bloomberg did have, many are in the process of being rolled back by state courts or justice departments.

Ohh, and Trump is president. Looks like those campaign donations didn’t do much good, did they Mike? A fool and his money are quickly departed…

 

 

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The shot was incredible! Two hits with one bullet! The problem is that both the people he shot were good guys and he wasn’t trying to shoot anyone.

A French police sniper made a nearly fatal mistake when he failed to put his safety on. As a result, He accidentally shot two people with one bullet. It gets worse; the president of France, Francois Hollande, was nearby when it happened

Here are the details of the shot, from the BBC:

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he shot was fired as the officer moved position on a roof about 100m (328ft) from a tent where Mr Hollande was speaking in the town of Villognon.

The bullet went through the canvas of the tent, where drinks were being made. It passed through a waiter’s thigh and lodged in another person’s calf.

The injuries were not life-threatening.

Mr Hollande was inaugurating a new stretch of railway when a gunshot was heard. He interrupted his speech for a few moments but reports say there was no panic.

Bob Owens from Bearing Arms, makes some valid points:

Precision rifles used by military and police snipers tend to have short, light trigger pulls that makes using a safety and keeping your finger well away from the trigger mandatory until you’re ready to fire.

I think it’s likely that the police sniper in question will likely never work a dignitary protection detail again.

Yep, that pretty much sums it up. That sniper better seek employment as a mime or something, he’ll be a “former” sniper soon.

 

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It’s foam made of molten metal! Ultra light-weight, it breaks bullets up into fragments the size of dust. The foam will most likely be placed in the center of two plates or wrapped in a thin layer of Kevlar. The foam is completely capable of stopping and destroying bullets on it’s own, but from the sound of things, it benefits from having support for multiple hits.

Looking at the photos this stuff might be a little bulky, but it’s weight and strength is totally unmatched.

Here’s what happened when the foam met Armour Piercing bullets: (From The N.Y. Post)

The foam worked so well that an armor-piercing round could only penetrate less than an inch on the weapon-facing side of the shield.

On the side facing the warfighter’s body, the bullet was only able to cause an 8 mm indentation on the back .

Body armor innovation is important because it can save lives.

The National Institute of Justice standard allows up to 44 mm indentation from a bullet on the side facing the user — so the foam performs 80 percent better than the maximum standard.

That’s just insane! It’s not the first bullet proof foam on the block, but it does have some of the best test results. Check out the video below:

It’s going to take some time to see real world applications of this substance. Also, what will it cost to manufacturer a vest out of the stuff? There are still plenty of questions about how it’ll all play out, but bullet proof foam is something to keep an eye on.

 

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Barack Obama’s administration took to anti-gun identity politics so fervently that every little detail of government had to embrace some form of an anti-gun political wedge issue. Perhaps among the most absurd of these policies, was the idea that elderly folks, who are getting help with there finances, should be banned from buying guns.

With the new Trump administration in control and both the house and senate in Republicans hands, Barack Obama’s divisive political wedge issues are being rolled back, at a such rapid pace, that the media doesn’t even have time to protest.

Here’s what the U.S. Senate just did to Obama’s regulations:

On Wednesday morning, the U.S. Senate voted 57-43 in favor of H.J.Res.40, which would block the implementation of an Obama-era rule under which the Social Security Administration (SSA) would report the names of tens of thousands of beneficiaries annually to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in order to prohibit them from purchasing firearms. Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress is permitted to overrule a federal regulation, within a 60 day window, using an expedited legislative procedure that is not subject to the Senate’s filibuster rule. Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed this measure by a vote of 235-180. This important legislation now heads to President Donald Trump.

At issue is a December 19, 2016 SSA rule, set to be implemented by December 19, 2017, that broadly prohibits many with what SSA considers to be a mental disorder from purchasing firearms. Under the rule, those with a mental health impairment, who meet SSA’s criteria to receive benefits and also have a representative payee designated to receive these benefits, would be reported to the NICS database as “adjudicated as a mental defective,” and thus prohibited from possessing firearms.

Sadly, existing laws that could actually help prevent legitimately crazy people from having guns are not being enforced. As has been pointed out time and time again, the FBI knew that the Sandy Hook shooter was mentally ill, and knew that he was trying to illegally buy guns, but they did nothing about it. The vast majority of times a mentally ill person or even a criminal, attempts to buy a gun and fails a background check the government does nothing.

Whether you love Trump or hate him, one nice aspect about the Trump administration, is that Obama era politicized gun regulations are headed for same place that those “ready for Hillary” bumper stickers went: the dust bin of history.

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In the video below, you’re going to see surveillance footage from the 2014 Seattle Pacific University Shooting that could have been a tragedy.

That’s if student Jon Meis hadn’t taken fast action!

But he did take fast action! Now, watch as he takes down the active killer who shot and killed one student and injured others (and also keep reading to see some key points you should think about if you’re ever in a similar situation):

What Are Your Takeaways? Here Are Mine …

* Bad Guy appears to be using a break action shotgun

* At 0:50 the poor girl coming down the stairs doesn’t even NOTICE the bad guy holding a shotgun until he shoots her. Then she seems very confused by the fact she got shot and stumbles off. (Keep your eyes open and head on a swivel people!) – Also notice — this is not Hollywood, even though she got shot with a shotgun, she didn’t fly through the air!

* I don’t know if the hero student planned it, but it was perfect time when he came out of the door behind the killer with pepper spray, which he immediately shot into the face of the bad guy

* The GOOD guy did the right thing after spraying the face of the bad guy. He did not wait to see if it took effect – he immediately tackled the bad guy. The bad guy is using a long gun, good guy closing the distance takes away much of utility of such a weapon.

* Good guy tackles bad guy. Starts to choke him and then takes the long gun from him when the bad guy lets it go. Importance of h2h combatives/martial arts here! Learn and get comfortable with wrestling/taking people down and choking them.

* It looks like good guy took the long gun back to another room and came back to find a knife in the bad guys hand, disarms that too and chokes him some more until more help arrives.

We salute you Jon Meis!

Could You Save MORE Lives In This Scenario?

Also from a news report on the incident (emphasis mine):

“Jon Meis, a student working as a building monitor, pepper-sprayed the shooter as he stopped to reload, then put him in a chokehold and took him to the ground, according to police and a friend who spoke with Meis after the shooting. Then other students and faculty members rushed to hold the shooter down until police arrived.

But until it was clear that only one shooter was responsible, students barricaded themselves, pulled blinds and waited for word that they were safe. Medics were forced to wait outside until police were sure there was no more danger.

Smart work on the students holding up to see if there was more danger … but look at what happened?

I don’t know if this is standard procedure, but the Medics were “forced to wait outside until police was sure there was no more danger”.

Say you’re the hero here …. BUT … 20 seconds before the bad guy shot your friend, or your wife, your daughter, etc …

Are you going to watch your loved one bleed out while you wait for medics to arrive …. or are you going to get some Tactical Medicine training and CARRY that medical gear with you so you can continue being a hero and save the day?

Learn how to save lives too!

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Anti-gun zealotry has infected virtually all levels of our societies institutions, now even the 4-H shooting program is being shunned at the University of Massachusetts. Despite having a fully funded program the University would not allow the program to move forward under the guise of wanting a different program.

Bearing Arms has more:

According to the MassLive article, Deveno asked why they were being passed over, and she received a response from the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at UMass Amherst. The response explained that the University was seeking out a broader program; although, some members of the community think otherwise.

“It’s absolute social bias against gun owners,” Jim Wallace, Executive Director of Gun Owner’s Action League told MassLive. “You’re being handed a successful program that’s been vetted nationwide, and then handed the funding for the program. What’s the problem?”

That’s the crazy part, the funding for the program was already approved. Yet the University of Massachusetts rejected the 4-h shooting program because they supposedly want to different program that also includes fishing.

The fact that the University feels the need to create pathetic excuses shows the extent to which they fear their true motivations being made public. Gun owner need to hold them accountable, and right now gun owners in Massachusetts are doing exactly that. People are demanding answers from the University of Massachusetts.

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