Seen over at Joe Huffman’s
It all begins with a dictator taking away your tools if self defense.
When one person begins to curb your specific, enumerated rights, isn’t that person a dictator?
“The president is going to act. Executive orders, executive action, can be taken,” Biden told reporters before meetings with groups representing survivors of mass shootings. “We haven’t decided what this is yet, but we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and all the rest of the Cabinet members.”
A storm is brewing…
I’m a fan of Hornady’s Critical Defense round and carry them in my Sig P238. I have wanted to carry them in my 45, but have not the .45 ACP Critical Defense round uses a 185gr bullet. The Firearm Blog reports that Hornady has now released a .45 caliber Critial Duty round with a 220gr bullet, which is closer to the traditional 230gr.
According to Hornady, the differences between their Critical Defense line and their Critical Duty line are:
Critical DEFENSE® = Personal Protection/Concealed Carry
Critical DEFENSE® handgun ammunition was developed to provide the best performance for DEFENSIVE or PERSONAL PROTECTION SITUATIONS and is the ultimate choice for any short barreled, concealed carry style firearm.
Critical DUTY® = Tactical
Critical DUTY® handgun ammunition is built to meet the needs and requirements of LAW ENFORCEMENT and TACTICAL PROFESSIONALS, as well as those law abiding citizens who prefer a full-size handgun for their personal protection and demand superior barrier penetration and subsequent terminal performance.*
Via Breda comes this video which will make you smile –
It’s unfortunate that some on the Left would rather see this girl injured or traumatized rather than able to defend herself. Good job Alyssa!
Joe Huffman points out one more example of how “Gun Free Zones” don’t really work.
Something I’ve read about from time to time on the interwebz is “weak-hand” shooting. Usually it’s on a message board where some mall ninja is talking about his experiences with spec-ops team that you’ve never heard of because it’s so uber-classified that the President doesn’t even know it exists.
Okay, back to reality. In a self defense situation, do you really need to be able to shoot weak-hand and should you practice? Before Thursday I would have answered that question saying “more than likely not.”
Now, to avoid the appearance and accusations of being a mall ninja, I have not been involved in a self defense situation where I needed to use my weak hand. I was, however, playing flag football at work (yes, I like my job) and I broke the pinky finger on my right (read strong/dominant) hand.
Thankfully the spiral fracture does not require surgery or even a cast, only to be buddy taped using the finger next to it as a splint. But this brings me to the point of my post – weak-hand shooting. I have NEVER practiced shooting weak-handed. I don’t even has a carry rig that will allow me to carry my .45 and draw it left handed. That firearm will now sit in my safe for the next six weeks unless I’m able to get to the range and get some practice in with my left hand.
Thank goodness for the Ruger LCP. A few weeks ago, Impact Guns in Ogden was running a special on LCP’s: $264. I’d been saving up for a pocket pistol and when I saw that deal I had to get it. Carried in a Blackhawk! Inside Pocket holster, I’ve been able to switch Elsie Pea from my right pocket to my left.
I wish I would have done some weak-handed shooting practice before this unfortunate event. Do I think it’s necessary because your hand could become disabled during a fire fight? No. But you never know when game of flag football might force you to change your carry routine.
Yesterday, H.B. 78 was signed into law by Governor Gary Herbert. H.B. 78 “clarifies the use of force or the threat of force necessary to defend a person against another’s imminent use of unlawful force[, and] clarifies when a person may threaten or display a dangerous weapon in self defense….” This bill was necessary because the previous language in the law left small loopholes where law abiding citizens could be snared. The text of the bill is here.
Also, H.B. 380 was signed into law on Monday. H.B. 380 “provides that a private property owner is not civilly or criminally liable for any harm or damages resulting from discharge of a firearm by a person who holds a concealed firearm permit while on the owner’s property; and provides that the exemption from liability does not apply if the property owner solicits, requests, commands, encourages, or intentionally aids the permit holder in discharging the firearm while on the owner’s property.” Basically providing a legal incentive for businesses NOT to ban firearms on their property.
McDonald vs. Chicago oral arguments will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court tomorrow. Joe Huffman points to an article by Alan Korwin where he explains, in simple terms, why this court case is so important. Trust me, it’s more about civil rights and less about guns than you may have previously thought.
They’re called “common sense” gun laws because criminals have the common sense to know how ridiculous they are. Unfortunately for law abiding citizens, you have to jump through the hoops. Good thing the 1st Amendment doesn’t have any common sense laws attached to it!
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Joe Huffman continues his discussion of the Brady Bunch’s bigotry. It is very, very insightful.
The S&W looks more practical as a defense (read stabbing) device. It also looks very similar to the KZ Xtreme Defense Pen.