Here is the text of my letter to the editor warning against Red Flag laws in Tennessee:
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Friday, September 15, 2023
In a previous post I made the case for a small, discreetly carried .22 caliber pistol. While that concept certainly still holds, I will discuss the Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Compact pistol here. It is too large to be so discreetly carried, but may still be a good choice for some. It is similar in size to the Smith & Wesson M&P 9 M2.0 4.0" Compact and weighs about half what that full caliber gun weighs.
Some desirable features of this gun include-
- The controls mimic the controls of the 9 mm, so the manual of arms is the same.
- It is omnivorous, that is to say, it has eaten everything I have fed it. This certainly can't be said for every 22 caliber pistol.
- As mentioned above, it is light weight.
- It has a threaded barrel, so a silencer could be attached.
Why get this gun?
Sunday, July 30, 2023
Sometimes allies are found in strange places. You may recall that President Obama signed into law a bill effective in 2010 that legalized handgun carry in national parks. He did not do that out of a love for the Second Amendment, but because it was attached to something he really wanted passed.
Fast forward to July 26, 2023, when Hunter Biden pled not guilty to all the charges in a Delaware court:
THE COURT: All right. So Mr. Biden, . . . . . I'm just going to ask you, without the Plea Agreement, without me saying that I would agree to the Plea Agreement, how do you plead to the charges that we have been discussing?
THE DEFENDANT: Not guilty, Your Honor.
THE COURT: Thank you. . . .
- Hunter is convicted on the gun charge. In due time, The Big Guy pardons him. End of story.
- Hunter beats the rap using the Supreme Court's Bruen decision of 2022.
Friday, July 21, 2023
In 2011 I joked about Ruger introducing a .22 Magnum pistol - (Ruger to introduce new .22 Magnum pistol?) I spoke with a Ruger representative in 2015, and suggested it to them. Here is how I noted his response, "Ruger tells me that to have soft enough brass for reliable ignition, there is too much danger of a blown case."
It seemed to me that if Kel-Tec could produce a viable .22 Magnum pistol, one of the big manufacturers could, too.
Fast Forward to 2023. Smith & Wesson has done it. Here is a picture, and a link to its web page.
|M&P 22 MAGNUM|
I am glad to see that S&W has stepped up and done this. I am pleased, too, that they are moving to Maryville, TN.
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Meanwhile, here's a pic of the first bloom on our new perennial hibiscus. It has about an 8" diameter:
Monday, June 19, 2023
Tennessee's Governor Bill Lee wants a Red Flag law so bad he can taste it. My friend Rob Morse suggests focusing on what has actually worked to eliminate school shootings everywhere it has been tried. . . .
'Tennessee politicians left our students defenseless, and we have to save them. A celebrity-seeking mass murderer killed students in a Nashville private school. That should be a wakeup call that the Republican controlled legislature and Governor have failed us again.
We need angry parents to change the status quo and save our kids. As grim as this sounds, there is plenty of good news. We also know how to reduce and to prevent mass murder in our schools. Tennessee parents have been ignored for too long.' Read the rest HERE.