Court weighs review of San Francisco gun control scheme
Despite the Supreme Court’s unequivocal judgment invalidating trigger lock-type regulations for guns lawfully kept at home, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit voted last year to uphold a San Francisco gun control law that requires that any handgun kept at home be “stored in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock.” Will the Supreme Court allow the 9th Circuit to openly flout one of its precedents? We may soon find out.
Army wants invisible uniforms
Camouflage, the art of making troops look like plants or rocks, is a classic approach to increasing survival odds on the battlefield, but the U.S. Army wants to go further than blending in with the background. In the next year and a half, they want to test technologies that can turn soldiers invisibl
A wartime anniversary for planes and memories
The New York Times
The headline act in Washington on a recent Friday was the array of dozens of fighter planes and bombers from World War II that buzzed past the city’s monuments to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe. But the best conversations to be found were with a group that is becoming nearly as rare as the aircraft overhead: the aging veterans of the war who were sprinkled among the crowds that packed the National Mall to watch the hourlong aerial display.
American veterans are cleaning up in the franchise market
A former military veteran is paying it forward by building a national franchising company. Called JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, it franchises exclusively to veterans and military families.
Supreme Court: Convicted felons can sell their guns
The Associated Press via ABC News
A unanimous Supreme Court ruled that the government can’t prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities. The justices sided with Tony Henderson, a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who agreed to turn over his collection of 19 firearms to the FBI as a condition of release after he was arrested and charged with distributing marijuana.
Carrying multiple guns: Why you should
Many people, including those who carry guns every day, think that carrying multiple guns is overly paranoid. A reason for carrying three guns is not that someone would necessarily need three guns in a gunfight, but to ensure having access to one gun when it’s needed the most.
Reloading your own ammunition: Depriming
By Ken Jolly
Primers are small inserts in the base of center-fire cartridges that spark the ignition of the gunpowder. Thus, when working with primers, safety is a primary concern. There is always the possibility of a small bang, and safety glasses should be worn when working with these. Depriming — or removing the expended primer — is accomplished with a die in your set that punches the spent primer out of the cartridge and at the same time resizes the cartridge to bring it back into spec.
Lawsuit filed over NRA T-shirt at middle school
The Charleston Gazette
The mother of a teenager who wore a National Rifle Association T-shirt to school is suing West Virginia’s Logan County Board of Education alleging her son’s constitutional rights were violated. Tanya Lardieri filed the lawsuit in federal court on behalf of her son, Jared Marcum. Marcum was charged in 2013 by police with disrupting an educational process and obstructing an officer after he was asked to turn the shirt inside out or face suspension by Logan Middle School staff. A judge later dismissed the charges.
Women and guns: Changing culture at the shooting range
More and more women are taking steps to protect themselves, starting at the shooting range. Janet Gray is an NRA instructor at Last Resort in Madison, Alabama. When the range opened a few years back, she brought in the idea of creating drills and classes tailored to women.