Firearms Friday – R.I.P Ammo And Stupid Gun Laws
This week on 'Firearms Friday' the show moved to its new afternoon time slot at 5:35 p.m. so Glenn Fleming thought he would start the show with the first rule of gun safety. According to Fleming,
Always treat every gun as if it's loaded even if you know it's not. Always treat it as if it's loaded. Never point it at anything you don't intend to destroy.
We noted that in the past Glenn had said there are no accidental shootings, and he reiterated that point,
It's all due to negligence. There can be problems with the gun itself. It can go off if parts are worn but if you have that gun pointed in an unsafe direction it all boils down to you being unsafe with it.
R.I.P. or Rest in Peace ammo has gotten a lot of publicity as of late so we asked if the product lived up to its hype and Fleming said,
They're super high velocity and they're actually 'milled rounds' so they're designed to break apart on impact which really sounds great, but I've seen some tests on them finally. Here's what happens: The parts break apart and you don't get a very clean wound cavity so you don't have that very big wound channel that you regularly do with a expanding hollow-point round of some variety. You're probably thinking why do I want to do that much damage? It all boils down to if you have somebody attacking you and you're in fear for your life, which is when you should use this kind of round. You want to put the guy or person down. You don't want them coming up. You don't want them attacking any more. You want it to stop right then.
Fleming went on to discuss some turmoil surrounding a new gun law in Illinois, confiscation of firearms in California, Beretta moving some operations from Maryland and the U.S. Post Office buying ammo. To hear all of the program click on the blue arrow below:
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