In this episode we talk about Glock handguns as impartially as we can and then we talk about how much energy a gas piston system leaches off of a .223.
Our quote for this episode is: “Rapists just *love* unarmed women. And the politicians who disarm them.” –Eric S, Raymond.
And our Featured firearm is Ray’s Taurus Judge chambered for the three inch shot shell with no fluting on the cylinder.
Followup: Texas officials have closed their investigation into the anti-liberal and anti-Muslim radio advertisement by Crockett Keller. They concluded that he has done nothing that would violate the requirements for an instructors certificate and that Mr. Keller has affirmed that he would not close his class to anyone based on national origin, race, or religion.
Followup: The Canton Ohio man who had been threatened by a Canton Ohio police officer has gone to court and pled guilty to being stopped in the road. All other charges have been dismissed by the judge under criminal rule 29 which means that the prosecution did not make a sufficient case to prove reasonable doubt.
Story: The Memphis Tennessee Police Department is missing a small quantity of ammunition and they are investigating its disappearance. If you happen to be in the general area and happen to find two hundred thousand rounds of ammo the Memphis PD would like to know about it.
Story: In single week in Wisconsin more than 20,000 applications for the concealed carry license were turned in. Of those 879 licenses were already approved and 793 had been printed. In addition to that 117 applications had been rejected for various reasons such as incomplete applications, missing information, missing payment, along with others.
Story: Texas Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman has been working with Jerry Patterson to develop a policy for the Railroad Commission that would allow employees with a Texas Concealed Handgun License to carry a handgun while at work in order to defend themselves against wild animals or criminal elements.
Story: Fifteen current or former members of Mayor Bloomberg’s Mayors against Illegal Guns organisation, which bills itself as wanting to prevent crime, are criminals. I’m going to chalk this one up to them wanting a safe working environment.
Story: A British Spitfire that had crashed over 70 years ago was found with parts of it being recovered Including six of the machine guns as well as ammunition. Parts from six of those Browning Machine Guns chambered in .303 were used to assemble a working gun that was fired using modern ammunition.
Story: In a Story that shows the bias the media demonstrates its lack of knowledge about the subject of firearms by referring to a suspect using a military-handgun. The suspects have not been captured so there is no proof the handgun used was military property so we must assume the Militiary-style-guns comments mean a military style handgun in which case we must point out that all guns are for the most part military style.
Fast and Felonious News:
Story: Eric Holder testified before congress about the Fast and Furious scandal. As expected he reaffirmed his previous statements about when he knew, that more gun control would have prevented it, and he thumbed his nose at Agent Terry’s family.
Story: At least one source in the media has now stated that the Fast and Furious scandal is not a botched operation, except where the whole getting caught thing happened. This is important because the message that this was a political operation to generate support for gun control is starting to get out.
Story: The justice department (read Eric Holder) is refusing to provide 11 witnesses that were requested by Representative Darrell Issa and Senator Grassley. While the article quotes Senator Grassley as saying they requested the witnesses we must assume that they were simply requested, but not subpoenaed as a result of the DOJ promising to work with the congressional investigation.
Seriously ??? news:
Media (audio podcast): On Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk Mr. Tom Taylor announced that Mossberg would be launching a Zombie Version of some of its products including their shotgun and a tactical version of their model 464 lever action rifle.
Story: Not wanting to be left out of the Zombie marketing madness Taurus has let slip that at least a prototype version of the popular Judge pistol called the Zombie Responder exists. This particularly ugly variant is based on the Raging Judge with a three inch chamber, six inch barrel, and accepts .454 Casull as well as the popular .410 shotshell and .45 Colt cartridges.
Story: Mayor Bloomberg of New York City along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns couldn’t resist joining the Zombie craze themselves. Their angle is to get a zombie to sign his name to at least two advertisements, three letters to congress, and one letter to the president. The Zombie in question is Freeland Borough, PA’s Mayor Tim Martin who died in September of 2010. But don’t worry MAIG has an excuse.