Administrative note: with the baby less than two months away, I’m going to spend less time blogging. The regular Tuesday E-commerce Report and Thursday Gun Links will become irregular for the rest of the year.
Olympic Arms makes the case for .223 as a police round, noting its low penetration in domestic settings.
Last week I reviewed the Kel-Tec P3AT and Bersa Thunder, both in .380. If you like the Bersa you’ll want to visit this Bersa Thunder page.
Der Commissar wonders why the U.S. is buying AK-47s to equip Iraqi national security forces, rather than re-issuing the thousands of guns U.S. forces seized.
Right to Keep and Bear Arms
SayUncle has lots of gun rights news. Click and scroll. The two stories about a local TV station segment on the “gun show loophole” are especially good.
Jeff Soyer has the weekly check on the bias.
Bush signed the Law Enforcement Officer’s Safety Act, which allows off-duty and retired policemen to carry concealed in other states. As I’ve said before, I don’t think off-duty and retired cops should have special privileges that the rest of us don’t. This also seems to be an abridgement of states rights.
Election Year Politics
Missouri governor Bob Holden – who vetoed a law providing non-discretionary concealed carry permits – has lost the Democratic primary. It’s possible that veto helped cost him the primary, though it’s muddied by the fact that the primary winner is also against concealed carry laws. We’ll have to wait for the election to see what the voters want.
The NRA excerpts Bill Clinton’s My Life to show what gun control has cost the Democratic Party.
Security moms may be the soccer moms of the 2004 elections.
Hunting Deer with a Double Barreled Shotgun?
This bit from John Kerry’s campaign tour is getting a lot of attention in gun circles: [John Kerry] was in Wisconsin the other day, pretending to be a regular guy, and was asked what kind of hunting he preferred. “I