Gun Rights Roundup
- Liability for those who require CCW to disarm? A good idea, and a bandwagon Missouri’s teeing up to hop onto.
- CCW Reform, the good kind, may be coming to Iowa and Nebraska–two of the last to come off No Issue–also.
- One more illustration of Grabbers’ moral bankruptcy, stealing a FILM for their cause.
From the Weird Files
- Black cats bringing good luck? If you’re the Ephrata, PA, police, believe it–one helped track down a fugitive.
- Have I got a Grinch story for you… long-ago-jilted ex comes back to try to run over her ex, his family AND their Christmas decorations. Some people!
- Robot racism? Passport-bot rejects New Zealander of Asian heritage’s passport photo for having “closed eyes.”
This Week In History
- Sunday, 12/4: Boss Tweed jailbreak, 1875; WPA shut down, 1943; Flight 19 vanishes in Bermuda Triangle, 1945; Burger King first opens, 1954; Pan Am shuts down, 1991
- Monday, 12/5: Knox begins relocation of abandoned Ft. Ticonderoga guns, 1775; Polk informs Congress of California gold, 1848; Montgomery bus boycott kicks off, 1955
- Tuesday, 12/6: 13th Amdt. bans slavery, 1865; Washington Monument completed, 1884; first human heart transplant in US, 1967
- Wednesday, 12/7: Lafayette joins Continental Army, 1776; Del. first to ratify Constitution, 1787; Day of Infamy, 1941; launch of final Apollo moon mission, 1972
- Thursday, 12/8: Ike’s “Atoms for Peace,” 1953; INF treaty signed, 1987; formal dissolution of USSR, 1991 (GRMF!)
- Friday, 12/9: Battle of Great Bridge drives Redcoats from Va., 1775; Texian Army captures San Antonio, 1835; A Charlie Brown Christmas introduces “Peanuts” to TV, 1965
- Saturday, 12/10: Missisippi becomes 20th state, 1817; Sherman reaches Savannah’s outer defenses, 1864; Grateful Dead first perform under that name, 1965
Today’s Birthdays: Sears, Roebuck & Co. co-founder Richard Sears, 1863; Howard Hawks/John Wayne screenwriter Leigh Brackett, 1915; footballer-actor Terrell Owens, 1973
Holidays Around the World: Not much celebratory mood in America with the black cloud of Pearl Harbor, but it’s International Civil Aviation Day, India observes Armed Forces Flag Day and East Timor has National Heroes Day.
This Week In History is compiled with assistance from History.com and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.
Gratuitous Gun Giveaways
- *American Handgunner magazine, for a Rock Island .22TCM/9mm 1911 or Sig-Sauer P320RX pistol package: http://americanhandgunner.com/giveaway/
- *Guns Magazine, for a Magnum Research BFR .30-30 Winchester revolver, Diamondback Firearms DB9 micro 9mm pistol, or Mossberg Patriot rifle: http://gunsmagazine.com/giveaway/
- Davidson’s Gallery of Guns, for a Ruger Precision Rifle in .308 or Ruger American Pistol in 9mm: https://ggg.galleryofguns.com/
- GrabAGun, for a Ruger LC9S 9mm pistol: http://grabagun.com/giveaway
*Note: FMG Publishing giveaways require you to provide an FFL dealer’s info at entry.
“Fire Mission” Request
Recently, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has been trying to un-Constitutionally “legislate from the A.G. desk” trying to hatch an Ugly Gun Ban, and he’s established a dedicated AWB comment line. From their reply to a Northwest Firearms boardmate’s FOIA action:
The Attorney General’s Office has set up a dedicated phone line for comments related to the proposed assault weapons and high capacity magazine legislation. Those who want to comment can call: 1-800-541-7340.
We trapped behind the lines could use all the help we can get with melting the phones!
Quote of the Day
There is only one ‘retirement plan’ for terrorists.–Gen. James Mattis
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