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    The Ongoing Battle in California: To comply with California’s ridiculously ineffective SB 880 gun law, AR-15 owners must use a fixed magazine. With this configuration, shooters must disassemble the firearm in order to load a second magazine. Gunsmiths across the country have been developing new concepts to sidestep these backwards laws. Mean Arms went the other direction and looked to past technology for inspiration. Meet the MA Loader, a detachable polymer loading device that attaches to the weapon’s ejection port. What’s basically a 10-round stripper clip in a plastic guide lets the shooter rapidly feed fresh rounds into the fixed magazine. After the MA Loader is removed the bolt slams shut and chambers the first round... (Sadly, as with all the other loophole exploitations, the net effect of the introduction of this device is likely to be the acceleration of a total ban on private ownership of autoloading rifles in the Urine-Colored State.)

    https://americangg.net/19th-century-...ight-gun-laws/

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    One More Gun Maker Flees Connecticut: After more than 15 years in New Britain Connecticut, AR maker Stag Arms said they are pulling stumps for somewhere with “significant support for the firearms industry.” The announcement, posted last Friday, said the move is part of the company’s “strategic initiative to significantly improve the overall customer experience.” While the new location has not been selected, Stag says their Board of Directors has “narrowed down the options to a short list of vibrant communities where there is significant support for the firearms industry.” Local media in Connecticut described the pending move, to be accomplished in coming months, as being out of state...

    https://www.guns.com/news/2019/06/10...are-relocating

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    Closely Related in NYC – and Beyond: On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court conference will consider whether to hear an important case on vagueness, Copeland v. Vance... As an earlier post by Eugene noted, the case arises from unusual knife control laws in New York City and New York State. This post provides some background about the case... A switchblade or automatic is a knife that has a "bias towards open." When the blade is folded into the handle, the blade is under constant pressure (from a spring) towards opening... Common folding knife (CFK). A common folding knife has a bias towards closure. The closed blade stays in the handle until the user applies force to move the blade to the open position... Gravity knife. Technically speaking, a gravity knife is one with no bias towards open or closed. Being neutral, the knife can be opened by gravity. So if the knife is held in a certain position, gravity will take over, and the blade will slide out of the handle... New York's odd definition. In the late 1950s, the New York legislature enacted a law that, among other things, banned gravity knives. But the legislature wrote an unusual definition, backed by a confusing legislative history. At least arguably, the definition is broad enough to encompass a common folding knife that can be flicked open when the user snaps his wrist... Recently, the New York legislature passed and Governor Cuomo signed a bill repealing the State's gravity knife ban. Amending the statute that prohibited possession of certain weapons, the bill simply removed every occurrence of the words "gravity knife." However, the bill did not remove the definition of "gravity knife" from a separate statute in the New York Penal Law. Unhappy with the repeal, the administration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has pointed out that the NYC Municipal Code contains a provision against carrying a "gravity knife" on the subway or busses. He has announced that the City will prosecute people who violate this law (that is, people with a common folding knife that at a single police officer has been able to flick open). According to the New York Police Department, the folding knives that tradesmen buy at Home Depot are actually "rapidly-deployable combat knives." ...Copeland v. Vance, at the Supreme Court stage, involves only a single and very important issue of criminal law. In a facial vagueness challenge to a statute, does the challenger have to prove that the statute is vague in all possible applications? The Supreme Court so indicated in the 1987 U.S. v. Salerno. But more recent cases, namely Johnson v. U.S. (2015) and Sessions v. Dimaya (2018), have taken a different approach. Four federal circuits have followed the newer rules while the Second Circuit clings to the old Salerno standard...

    https://reason.com/2019/06/10/knife-...rt-conference/

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    Brewing in Ohio: A gun safety [sic] group has taken the first step toward changing Ohio law to require background checks on virtually all guns sales, including those done privately. The petition filed Monday with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office by Ohioans for Gun Safety would close a loophole that allows sales without background checks at gun shows and between private individuals. The measure would require such sales and background checks to be handled by a federally licensed firearms dealer. Gun transfers or sales between family members or involving antique guns, or gun transfers specifically for hunting, would be exempted. Should the petition advance, it would first ask Ohio lawmakers to enact the universal background checks. Should lawmakers decline, the petition would be presented directly to voters.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...-gun-show-loo/

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    A Reprieve in Vermont: Vermont’s Republican governor vetoed legislation Monday that would have established a 24-hour waiting period to buy handguns, a move that came about a year after the state imposed its first significant gun ownership restrictions following what police say was a near-miss school shooting... Last year, Scott, a gun owner, who had previously said he felt Vermont’s gun laws were sufficient, changed his mind and signed restrictions into law... Scott invoked the previous bill in explaining his veto Monday. “Last year, I called for and signed a package of historic gun safety reforms because I believe they make schools, communities, families and individuals safer, while upholding Vermonters’ constitutional rights,” he said. “With these measures in place, we must now prioritize strategies that address the underlying causes of violence and suicide. I do not believe S.169 addresses these areas,” he added, referring to the waiting-period bill by its official number...

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...ait-period-fo/

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    Emerging in Virginia: Kate Nixon had considered taking a gun to work on May 31, the day a co-worker killed her and 11 others in the country's deadliest mass shooting this year, a family attorney said on a radio show Monday. The public utilities engineer was concerned about DeWayne Craddock "as well as one other person," said Kevin Martingayle, an attorney working with Nixon's family. So on the night of May 30, Nixon had discussed with her husband, Jason, "whether or not she should take a pistol and hide it in her handbag," Martingayle said. She decided against it because of a city policy that prevents employees from bringing weapons to work. The next day, Craddock, who had worked as a city public utilities engineer for nine years, used a .45-caliber handgun with a legally purchased silencer to fire at colleagues in Building 2 of the city's Municipal Center in Princess Anne. On Monday, Martingayle revealed the detail about Nixon's worries on WHRV's "HearSay with Cathy Lewis" radio show... The New York Times has reported that Craddock had recently begun acting strangely and got into physical "scuffles" with other city workers, including a "violent altercation on city grounds" in the week before the shooting. The Times also has reported he had been told that disciplinary action would be taken. The Pilot has heard conflicting reports of such scuffles when interviewing city employees, and three said the information was inaccurate. (I suspect that I'm not the only one reading this report who has decided that it would have been easier to find a new job if terminated for violating an employer's gun ban than to survive an attack without a gun.)

    https://pilotonline.com/news/local/v...87b2a3b42.html

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    Emerging in Virginia: Kate Nixon had considered taking a gun to work on May 31, the day a co-worker killed her and 11 others in the country's deadliest mass shooting this year, a family attorney said on a radio show Monday. ...........................(I suspect that I'm not the only one reading this report who has decided that it would have been easier to find a new job if terminated for violating an employer's gun ban than to survive an attack without a gun.)

    That last statement is a big part of the problem facing those like Kate who: 1) see a problem and know it can be significant, . . . and 2) have no real option to "fix" the problem.

    Having years invested in a position and the financial security it provides can tempt people to try to ride out whatever worries or anxiousness they might have concerning a co-worker or a situation.

    I know for a fact many people I worked with years ago left their protection at home rather than bring their legally owned and fully licensed (conceal carry license) hand guns in their vehicles to our work place. Some wide eyed dingbat in the upper management had put out an ultimatum that an employee found with firearms on company property would be immediately fired, . . . and the order was written to include private vehicles parked in the parking lot. Guns were NOT ALLOWED at all on the property.

    I understood the ban in the factory, the maintenance areas, the trailer lot, etc, . . . but felt we should have been at least allowed to bring them with us to our lockers.

    It made everyone leaving the parking lot, defenseless until they got home.

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    No guns at work was a standard at many places as it is where I work. One time when an employee was fired tempers flared. Calm was restored but later the Vice President made a comment that if thing got ugly he was going to get me for back up. He knows I live close by and have guns. It still would have been a "when seconds count" thing.

    I wonder how the Kate Nixon discussion will play out.
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    I wonder how the Kate Nixon discussion will play out.

    Most likely the socialist media will not distribute the story, the socialist politicians will ignore it or intentionally misstate it, as will the various socialist anti-gun groups.

    Like many other things, it does not conform to their dogma.
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