Category Archives: 015 Guns

Politicians panties in a wad about guns that look like smartphones

The ignorant seem to never mind their own business…

A proposed two shot Derringer type handgun design, which is planned be concealed as a smart phone and will require the same laws and paperwork to purchase as any other; is causing the usual ignorant hoplophobs into a group hand wringing hissy fit.

Not happy with disarming as many innocent people as they can (while they hid behind their body guards), are now looking for new laws and old regulations to prevent people from carrying a newly designed tool to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Note: The kind of a tool you carry doesn’t make you a good or bad person, it’s how the tool is used that matters.

WASHINGTON — Police across the country already have mistakenly shot cell phone-wielding people whose mobile devices were mistaken for guns. Now a Minnesota businessman is trying to bring to market actual guns shaped like smartphones.U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and law enforcement leaders from both ends of the commonwealth say his idea is misguided and they are pledging to do whatever they can to stop him.

They are asking the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to enforce the 1988 Undetectable Firearms Act, which already bans guns that are not shaped like traditional firearms.

“Officers are compelled to make split-second decisions all across this nation each and every day,” and this product will make their jobs harder and endanger lives, said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr., who joined Mr. Casey on a conference call with reporters Thursday.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why the Controversy Over CCW Technology?


The core concept behind concealed carry is to keep the firearm hidden until it is needed. The means of carry, or how it is concealed is secondary to having it on/near you and readily accessible when it is needed.

Keeping the core concept of concealed carry in the front of ones mind, whatever configuration the firearm is, the carrier is under no obligation to make their own true lethality known to those who may wish them harm.

With the numbers of carriers ever growing, it is only natural that those technologies which will serve to help concealed carriers better conceal their weapons and blend into their surrounding environments – will inevitably and thankfully – proliferate.

In light of the new technology boom, it is only logical that CCW holders find transformer guns such as the herein mentioned “Ideal Conceal” as invaluable alternatives when traditional carries may be less practical due to bulk, discomfort, or otherwise less desirable for whatever reason.

In the end, let the carriers make the decision of when and to what extent they want to gear down, it is their lives on the line and no one should make the decision for them.

The two dominant conversations surrounding Ideal Conceal are pretty polar opposite: glowingly optimistic or severely pessimistic. Some people view Ideal Conceal for its curb appeal of convenient to deploy, easy to conceal, and its level of comfort or basically not requiring a holster. The other mindset is that Ideal Conceal creates a horrifying new concern for law enforcement. All cellphones could now be possible weapons used against our men and women in blue. As if their jobs aren’t difficult enough in the heat of the moment they must now decipher and identify if a small object is a possible threat or just another Samsung cellphone.

Source: The Firearm Blog

Is the Worm Turning as Europeans Discover Virtues of Armed Self-defense while EU Bureaucrats Seek New Gun Controls?

Further, the New York Post pointed out in an article titled “Europeans stocking up on guns after mass sex attacks,” actual firearms are also in great demand.

More recently, German state news agency Deutsche Welle noted this trend. According to the article, “most customers want a pistol that can fit easily into a handbag or a small drawer in the night table.” Moreover, a “social media expert” told the news outlet, “There has been an increase of at least 1,000 percent or more in Google search queries for gun permits since January.”

To their credit, rank and file German police officers appear to support the decision many Germans are taking to arm themselves. German Police Union Chief Rainer Wendt told Deutsche Welle that the police do not intend to obstruct citizens in their attempts to lawfully arm and that he does not support new laws that would make it more difficult for the public to obtain self-defense products.

As we pointed out back in November and December, this all comes at a time when the EU is seeking to crack down on firearm ownership in its member states. Pursuant to the European Firearms Directive, EU nations are already required to adopt a minimum threshold of gun restrictions. However, on November 18, in the wake of terrorist shootings and bombings in Paris, the European Commission announced that it was expediting previously contemplated gun control legislation. An extensive overview of current EU firearms law can be found at Library of Congress’ website.

Under EU legislative procedure, typically the transnational government’s executive branch, the European Commission, drafts and proposes legislation. The proposed legislation must then be approved by the European Parliament, which consists of members of parliament (MEPs) elected by the citizens of member states, and the European Council, which consists of the leaders of the various member states, in order to be adopted. These entities may also provide amendments to the proposed legislation.

Source: Read more here — > NRA-ILA

2015: The year of guns – CNN.com

There’s a pervasive belief that any attempt to tighten gun laws would be futile because too many politicians are afraid to defy the NRA. But CNN’s John Blake points out that there are at least four examples from American history — including two snatched from recent headlines — in which ordinary people and unforeseen events defeated a seemingly invincible lobbying group, and hardly anyone saw it coming.

Source: 2015: The year of guns – CNN.com

Attacker steals man’s concealed handgun in Walmart bathroom

Hint: If someone goes for your gun, the fight is on.

File under: Don’t get smoked with your own gun – please.

Interested to hear the story from the victims point of view, his training failed him. Seems that his concealment system failed him, as did his situational awareness, options to avoid, and his assertiveness. 

“A man with a concealed weapon permit was assaulted in a Walmart bathroom Thursday night and had his handgun stolen, Medford police said.

The 25-year-old permit holder entered the Walmart at 1360 Center Drive around 9 p.m., police said. He had a Springfield XD 40-caliber handgun in a holster in the back of his waistband, and his shirt covered the weapon.

The man went into the store bathroom and was followed by a white man in his mid 30s who was about 6 feet 2 inches tall and wearing an Oakland Raiders T-shirt, police said in a news release.

In the bathroom, the man wearing the Raiders shirt unsuccessfully attempted to snatch the gun from the 25-year-old’s waistband, then punched the man in the face, knocking him to the ground, police reports say. The suspect then grabbed the gun, pointed it at the 25-year-old and ordered him to leave. The victim complied and ran into the employee break room. Police were called to the store at 9:17 p.m. Thursday, records show.”

(Via.) MailTribune.com

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