Death-To-NFA Update, February 15
As many of us known, there’s been a White House Petitions effort to strike back at Bloomberg and his fellow Anti-Second Amendment Bigots and Victim Disarmers by going after the original “politically-incorrect gun ban,” pushing for the repeal of the 1934 National Firearms Act. The petition’s at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/repeal-nfa, and time runs out in four days, so let’s run up the numbers and make as loud of a statement as we can.
Current score: 152,724 signatures – 153% of goal
Quick Hits, Weird News Edition
- Are we approaching the end of the Jumbo Jet era? Airbus just retired the first museum-bound A380, as airlines defer orders or transfer them to smaller jets.
- When people talk about “lines in the sand,” they don’t mean this kind! $60 mil in cocaine washing up on English beaches is definitely one for the WTF?! Files.
- Westminster Dog Show… gone to the CATS?!
- Stealing a hearse, with a body inside? SERIOUSLY?!
This Week In History
- Sunday, 2/12: Oglethorpe founds Georgia, 1733; Lincoln Memorial cornerstone laid, 1915; start of Vietnam POW release, 1973
- Monday, 2/13: Edison effect discovered, 1880; Hauptmann found guilty in Lindbergh Baby kidnapping-murder, 1935; firebombing of Dresden, 1945
- Tuesday, 2/14: Patriots defeat Tories at Kettle Creek, 1779; St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, 1929; The B-52s perform first gig, 1977
- Wednesday, 2/15: St. Louis, Mo. established, 1764; battleship Maine explodes, 1898; assault on Monte Cassino begins, 1944
- Thursday, 2/16: Decatur torches Barbary-held USS Philadelphia, 1804; silver dollar becomes legal tender, 1874; Haleyville, AL introduces first 911 service, 1968
- Friday, 2/17: Standish appointed Plymouth Colony commander, 1621; CSS Hunley sinks USS Housatonic, 1864; offensive begins against Japanese base at Truk, 1944
- Saturday, 2/18: Sherman’s troops burn SC statehouse, 1865; Lincoln County War begins, 1878; Hubbard establishes first Church of Scientology, 1954
Today’s Birthdays: Astronomer Galileo Galilei, 1564; engineer Cyrus McCormick, 1809; activist Susan B. Anthony, 1820; astronaut Roger Chaffee, 1935
Holidays Around the World: Philadelphia has ENIAC Day and Florida celebrates Susan B. Anthony Day. It’s also National Flag of Canada for our neighbors in the frozen north. Overseas it’s Statehood Day in Serbia, Liberation Day in Afghanistan and Total Defence Day in Singapore.
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 an EAA Witness Pavona .380 pistol package: http://americanhandgunner.com/giveaway/
- *Guns Magazine, for a Franklin Armory M4, Navy Arms 1892 Coyote Killer lever-action rifle, Magnum Research BFR .30-30 revolver or EAA Witness Pavona .380 pistol: http://gunsmagazine.com/giveaway/
- Davidson’s Gallery of Guns, for a Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 9mm pistol or Thompson/Center Compass .30-06 bolt-action rifle: https://ggg.galleryofguns.com/
- *Aero Precision, for a custom AR15: http://gvwy.io/hlkmxgf
- GrabAGun, for a Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P Shield 9mm pistol: http://grabagun.com/giveaway
- *Primary Arms, for $3000 of AR15 upgrade parts: https://wn.nr/njftDY
*Note: FMG Publishing giveaways require you to provide an FFL dealer’s info at entry. Aero Precision and Primary Arms giveaways give me one entry each per person who uses my referral link.
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