Illegal immigrants manufactured illegal guns in California

2 Illegal immigrant brothers were charged and indicted yesterday on charges of manufacturing illegal firearms and components in California including fully automatic firearms and suppressors. 3 of those things are illegal, guess which thing they didn’t get caught for.

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California attorney general tries to overturn gun carry ruling in 9th Circuit

Just when you thought you might be able to get a CCW anywhere in California. Not to say I didn’t see this coming.

This comes just one week after San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore said he would not seek en banc review and would start issuing permits based on self-defense once the appeals court decision was finalized.

Since Sheriff Gore did not ask for review, the only way for a hearing by a larger panel of justices in the 9th Circuit is if one asks to go en banc.

“Obviously, what this tells us is the folks that advocate civilian disarmament are upset about the opinion and want to throw everything they can at it to bottle up the 9th Circuit or get it overturned,” said Mr. Michel, whose firm, Michel and Associates, represented the plaintiffs in the Peruta case up to the appeals court level.

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Jerry Brown to Run for Re-election (awesome… /sarcasm)

Oh great. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown has decided to run for re-election. This nut-job is bad for California and needs to go.

“I promised that there would be no new taxes unless you the people voted for them, and you did.”

Thats just what we need is this guy or another guy asking us to raise taxes in California AGAIN to balance the budget.

http://www.jerrybrown.org/announcement

New Ballistics Calculator from Federal

Federal just released a ballistics calculator on their site for all your loading needs. Register to make an account so you can save your custom loads. Has all the standard bells and whistles that a load calculator should have, and has all the data for Federals factory loads as well as their bullets for all you hand loaders out there. Head on over and check it out.

http://www.federalpremium.com/ballistics_calculator/default.aspx

New “Smart” Handgun

Just announced today, The Smart System iP1, a .22-caliber pistol made by the German gun-maker Armatix GmbH, can only function with an accompanying wristwatch, which is sold separately, according to an article by Michael Rosenwald of The Washington Post.

Armatix_smart_gun
When the RFID-equipped watch is activated by a PIN number and placed near the gun  — like when a shooter grips the handle — it sends a signal to unlock the gun and a light on the back of the weapon turns green. (nothing will ever go wrong with this)

Armatix_smart_gun_watch

 

The pistol, which looks like a cross between Knight Rider, a Cylon, and Meagron, will sell for $1,399 and the watch (which is, of course, sold separately) is $399

-Tim

San Diego County Sheriff will not Seek En Banc review of CCW Ruling!

This will likely go on for a while longer, but Calgunlaws just posted a press release from San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore regarding the 3 judge panel who ruled that the right to bear arms applies to outside the home.  That should translate to a shall issue policy for concealed carry permits.

Judge Gore said he will not seek an En Banc review which basically means that he won’t request that it be reviewed by the entire 9th circuit court.

It’s good news and a step in the right direction certainly, but we still have a ways to go.

Read the press release here

Judge upholds San Francisco gun magazine ban

Frustrating, albeit unsurprising.

A judge on Wednesday upheld San Francisco’s ban on gun magazines that can hold more than 10 bullets, the latest in long series of court rulings grappling with gun rights in the U.S.

Judge Alsup, in refusing the National Rifle Association’s demand to stop the San Francisco ban from going into effect on April 7, noted that four other courts across the country upheld similar bans in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Connecticut and New York.

 

Read the whole article from the SF Examiner