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January 12, 2014

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Well done, Redditor. Well done.

This may be the best use of 3D printing ever.

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If there’s one thing the anti-gun zealots at Mother Jones hate, it’s firearms in the hands of law-abiding American citizens. If there’s another thing Mother Jones hates, it’s probably the ability of those same law-abiding citizens to manufacture their own means of self-defense from the comfort of their own homes via a 3D printer.

One gun lover at reddit decided to 3D-print his own homage to Mother Jones: a homemade lower receiver for an AR-15-style rifle, complete with serial number. And just for kicks, he made sure the serial number matched the phone number for the main office at Mother Jones. The redditor even printed the Mother Jones logo on the receiver.


ZOMFG!!11! Florida Is Going To Allow 'Warning Shots'! Or Not.

Any time a news story about self defense law hits, I check to see what Andrew Branca has to say about it.

Florida’s misnamed “Warning Shot” bill, Senate Bill 448, has advanced another step, with a 5-to-0 vote in favor by the State Senate Criminal Justice Committee, chaired by State Senator Greg Evers [R]

...


In fact, [there is no] mention of “warning shots” whatever. [The bill and its companion in the Florida House] are, in fact, really merely efforts to fix an apparent glitch in Florida’s current self-defense law framework (hence their overwhelming support).

A close reading of Florida’s various self-defense statutes — including 776.012 Defense of Persons, 776.013 Home Protection, and 776.031 Defense of Others, and 776.032 Immunity — can result in the interpretation that they address only the actual use of force against another, and not the mere threat of the use of such force.

This has resulted in cases where a person who has merely threatened the use of force — e.g, displaying a defensive firearm to an attacker — finds himself with less legal justification than if he had taken the next step of actually using that force–e.g., shooting their attacker. The seeming result would be to encourage the use of deadly force, even in circumstances where the use of such force could have been avoided.

Read the whole thing. You'll likely hear a lot about this bill in the MFM, and most of what you hear will be wrong.


Gun Of The Week

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Marksmanship Award


Gun Of The Week - Answer

That's the Finnish Jatimatic submachinegun. Why a Russian invader of the US was carrying one in Red Dawn, I'll never know.


Ariel Sharon, RIP

He knew his way around a gun.

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