Firearms Friday – New Gun Laws And Small Caliber Hand Carry
In addition Glenn also discussed:
- A new gun law in California
- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
- Two states considering firing squads as opposed to lethal injection
- The recent S.H.O.T. show in Las Vegas
Starting our discussion with a safety tip we asked what a hunter should do if a 'live' round gets jammed in a weapon? Fleming responded,
Well, you can't just leave the gun there. If you can't get it unstuck for whatever reason you have to bring the gun to a gunsmith. You need to plan for this. I'm a big fan of plans in general because that way you don't twiddle your thumbs going 'what do I do'? Talk to your gunsmith beforehand and ask if you have a problem with a gun and it's loaded can you bring it in? Nine times out of ten they'll say 'yeah' but they'll charge you a little extra because it's dangerous.
During the past week we had received calls wanting to question Glenn about the smallest caliber handgun he would recommend for personal protection. He answered,
I'm a fan of starting off small and working your way up especially when you're a new shooter or carrier. The smallest caliber you realistically want to go is .380. Some people say a .22 is fine and for them that might be true. For me, the smallest one I'm going to carry is a .380.
Recently the state of California passed a law calling for 'micro-stamping' all new guns sold there to reduce crime. According to Fleming,
Basically what 'micro-stamping' is, when you fire the gun the firing pin or the bolt face has a little indentation in it or little engraving that's microscopic and it leaves a number or whatever to identify that gun shot that round. California passed a law saying all new guns have to have this. Pistols at least. What's happened is Ruger and Smith & Wesson said, "To hell with you. We're not going to sell new guns there anymore". California originally said this would fight crime. I have no idea how this would fight crime...This is about taking guns out of the hands of normal, everyday, law-abiding citizens.
Glenn had interesting comments about the botched lethal injection of an Oklahoma inmate, observations about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and talked about highlights of his recent trip to the S.H.O.T. show in Las Vegas. You can hear those comments and more by listening to this week's 'Firearms Friday' by clicking the link on the blue arrow below:
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