The battle to restore the right of California residents to buy new semi-automatic pistols now moves to the California Supreme Court.
The California State Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether gun manufacturers can challenge a 2007 state law requiring microstamping technology on all new semi-auto pistols sold in the state.
A state appeals court had ruled in favor of the National Shooting Sports Foundation who, with assistance from NRA’s California counsel, argued that the technology is not up to the task. The law laid dormant until 2014, when then-Attorney General for California Kamala Harris certified the technology as being “generally available”—despite the fact that it is not being employed anywhere in the country.
The effect of Harris’ decision has been to ban the sale of all current semi-auto pistols in California, as manufacturers have been unable to mass-produce a handgun that microstamps a cartridge any place other than where struck by the firing pin (the results of which are also limited). California law requires each cartridge to be stamped in two places.
When a New Chapel Hill, Texas, grandmother saw two men stealing her parents’ property, she hopped in her pickup with a 12-gauge shotgun to teach them a lesson.
The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports Mary Farmer saw a truck pull into her parents’ yard Sunday afternoon, then two men began taking her father’s belongings. “After I noticed they started to load up stuff into their truck, that’s when I drove over there,” said Farmer. When the two men tried to leave, Mrs. Farmer blocked them with her truck, called 911, and held the men at gunpoint.
“I’m sure the dispatcher enjoyed my lecturing,” Farmer continued. “I had plenty of time to tell them how ashamed they should be. They weren't young men—they were older, so they knew better.” No charges were brought against the men—as Farmer explained, “I would’ve pressed charges, but it is my daddy’s property, and he is a Christian man and decided not to press charges.”
Shoppers Say New Cabela’s Is A Victory For Virginia Gun Rights
On March 9, some 2,000 people were lined up and ready to be the first shoppers at the new Cabela’s in Gainesville, Va. The third Cabela’s in the state, behind Bristol and Short Pump, this new location greets customers with a floor-to-ceiling monument etched with the Second Amendment as they enter. Located just 35 miles from the White House, many considered the store opening to be a victory for gun rights.
“It’s a constant battle, keeping our gun rights,” William Fisher, 71, told the Washington Post. “The fact that Cabela’s is here now, and that they carry firearms, is another step in the right direction.”
Another shopper from Virginia, Guy Arndt, was thankful the election played out the way it did. Much to his dismay, voters in Virginia selected Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. “I really don’t know what would’ve happened had she gotten in there and done what she said she was going to do to,” said Arndt. “It would’ve killed the Second Amendment.”
North Dakota Goes “Permitless”
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Thursday signed house Bill 1169 into law, making North Dakota the 12th state to enact “permitless” concealed carry.
The measure, which eliminates the requirement to obtain a permit to lawfully carry, also makes the current permit system optional to allow North Dakota gun owners to obtain permits and take advantage of reciprocity agreements with other states.
The new law will take effect on Aug. 1.
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Robber Tries To Hold Up Pizza Restaurant With Ammo Magazine
To quote a popular television commercial, “That’s not how any of this works.”
In what might be one of the worst attempted “armed” robberies ever, a man tried to rob a South Carolina pizza restaurant with only an ammunition magazine.
According to a report at foxcarolina.com, the man entered the Myrtle Beach store Tuesday night, pointed the loaded magazine at an employee and demanded he give him all the money. The employee, who apparently understands the void of lethality of a magazine (unlike most in the so-called “mainstream” media) simply slapped it out of the suspect’s hand, police said.
The suspect quickly grabbed the magazine and the two cartridges that fell out of it, then walked out the door.
It seems that magazines, even those that hold many rounds of ammo, aren’t as dangerous as gun-banners would have us believe!