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Does San Jose mayor Sam Laccardo (sp. ?) really think he can get away with taxing a right guaranteed to the citizens by the Constitution? Lawyers are going to be all over this and I don’t see how this could ever become law.
 

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Does San Jose mayor Sam Laccardo (sp. ?) really think he can get away with taxing a right guaranteed to the citizens by the Constitution? Lawyers are going to be all over this and I don’t see how this could ever become law.
He absolutely believes it along with his gun grabbing buddies.
Probably will catch on nationwide if it holds up.
 

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If car companies got inundated with lawsuits from DWI and accident fatalities, judges would change their tone as it would bankrupt the industry and/or make vehicle prices unaffordable to the majority.

The PLCAA was specifically passed to stop these lawsuits.

The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) is a United States law that protects firearms manufacturers and dealers from being held liable when crimes have been committed with their products. However, both manufacturers and dealers can still be held liable for damages resulting from defective products, breach of contract, criminal misconduct, and other actions for which they are directly responsible in much the same manner that any U.S.-based manufacturer of consumer productsis held responsible. They may also be held liable for negligent entrustment when they have reason to know a gun is intended for use in a crime.

Biden Administration has made it a goal to circumvent if not destroy this law!
 

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Latest from Streamlight



The TLR-7 sub is intended for use with subcompact pistols including GLOCK 43 and 48 models as well as SIG P365 models. Powered by a single CR123, this weapon light features an ambidextrous rear switch and offers 500 lumens at up to 1.5 hours.



The Polytac X USB is a 600 Lumen, polymer construction, dual fuel handheld light. It is offered in Black, Coyote and Yellow. It can be powered by a USB chargeable SL-B26 power cell or 2 x CR123 batteries.
 

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USAF First to Order on Army’s Direct View Optic Contract

According to a source close to the program, the US Air Force has placed the first order on the US Army’s Direct View Optic program, obligating $49 million. This fulfills an Air Force requirement for a variable power optic that has been on the books since at least 2018, although at the time, the service stated that it desired a 1-8 optic rather than the 1-6 capability of DVO. DVO will replace the M68 Close Combat Optic and other systems within the service’s ground combat forces which number nearly 50,000 including the Special Warfare enterprise and around 40,000 Security Forces Airmen.
The Army’s requirement is reportedly still in draft status.
The DVO contract was awarded at the close of Fiscal Year 2020 to SIG Sauer Electro Optics for the 1-6×24 TANGO6T. There are currently three different versions of the TANGO6T adopted by the US military. The initial buy was for the Squad Designated Marksmanship Rifle, next was USSOCOM’s Squad-Variable Power Scope and finally, DVO.

The SDMR and S-VPS variants feature a standard tube length, but the DVO version is slightly shorter based on the Army’s OAL requirement. Some of this length is made up via a narrower diopter.

Each one of the optics features a different reticle. Here’s the breakdown:

DWLR-6 First Focal Plane: Dual Wind, Long Range 6 is currently fielded on the SDMR. Calibrated for the M118LR fired from the SDMR, the DWLR6 provides users with range estimation capability, holdovers for various distances and 5mph and 10mph wind holds out to 1000m.

DWLR-556 First Focal Plane: Dual Wind, Long Range 556 will be the DVO reticle. Similar in design to the DWLR6, the DWLR-556 is calibrated for M855A1. The reticle provides users with range estimation capability, holdovers for various distances and 5mph and 10mph wind holds out to 800m.

FL-6 Second focal plane: This is the SVP-S reticle. The FL-6 is calibrated for M855A1 fired from a customer specific rifle. The reticle provides similar range estimating capability as the others by using horizontal bars equivalent to 20” targets at various distances. When zeroed at 300m these holdovers represent 400, 500, 600 and 700m drops. The horizontal stadia provides directional indictors and holds for engaging moving targets of various speeds.
 

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Someone is ready for the new Texas law.
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July 5th, 2021
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Sinter Silencer Specs
The SINTER is one of the lightest, most durable suppressors on the market to date. Tested on everything from .22 WMR to 300 WM, all calibers are hearing safe. The internal design creates a robust superstructure unachievable through traditional manufacturing methods. Constructed wholly of Titanium 6Al-4V, the SINTER has a high strength-to-weight ratio creating a durable and the lightest weight commercially available suppressor for everyday use.
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OD: 1.75”
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Sinter Spec Sheet: Sinter Spec Sheet
 

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Interesting...


SIG SAUER Statement on CANSOFCOM Incident
February 5th, 2021
Yesterday, a Canadian news outlet, CBC News, published a story regarding the unintended discharge last year of a SIG P320 by a Canadian Special Operator, resulting in injury and his unit withdrawing the pistol from service. After the accident the unit returned to using the SIG P226 they had planned to replace with the P320.

Unfortunately, the story is not well researched. For example, they edited it after publication, removing an inaccurate description of how the pistol operates. Rather than critique it all here, we leave it up to you to read it.
However, we will point out that the story alleges that the pistols in question do not feature the drop safety upgrades found in the US Military Modular Handgun System M17/18 and current production P320s. Considering they were procured from SIG after the changes were made to the design, this is false and severely undermines the narrative offered up in the article.
While the story was shared in various corners of the web and social media, it didn’t gain near the traction that we had expected. Reactions ranged from confirmation bias from those who don’t like 320s and just read the headline and not the full story; to others who brushed the issue off as a Negligent Discharge; to those who questioned the timing of the story as a hit piece placed by SIG’s competitors.
The last factor is worth examining, considering that the Canadian Department of National Defence is poised to release a tender for a replacement for their long-serving Browning Hi-powers, a firearm which should have been replaced years ago.
In a similar fashion to US “Buy America” directives, the Canadian government requires “Canadian Content.” For small arms, this means Colt Canada, a company which doesn’t manufacture modern, polymer, striker fired pistols.
In 2011, DND tested the waters, surveying industry’s willingness to sell their pistol Technical Data Packages to the Canadian government so that Colt Canada could be involved in the procurement. As you can imagine, the notion fell flat. Almost a decade has gone by and they’ve finally refined their requirement, deciding to open it to international contenders. Word is, they also homed in on a modular design inspired by MHS, with different frame and barrel sizes along with a common trigger mechanism. If true, this gives SIG a serious leg up on the competition.
But back to the firearm. Apparently, the pistol and holster made it to SIG where they attempted to replicate the malfunction. They couldn’t. What they did find odd was that the P320 was paired with a P226 holster which had modified, possibly with a Dremel tool, and heated and reformed. The fit is reportedly, far from optimal.
Naturally, the Canadian government is reticent to address the entire issue, considering the sensitivity of the unit in question. Since it made the papers and a point was made in the story to politicize the weapons purchase (it is categorized under politics for good measure), the Minister of Defence was assuredly briefed.
Absent an official statement from DND, we can only imagine how this affair might affect the upcoming pistol tender. Only time will tell.
However, we do have SIG SAUER’s statement on the matter:

What caused the malfunction? That’s still up in the air, but the actual pistol doesn’t seem to be the culprit. That leaves poor holster choice or operator error. Regardless, the article served its purpose, to disrupt pistol procurements. If not for DND, at least for LE Agencies in Canada.
Follow up on this story….

Canadian Special Operations Forces Command Statement on the Summary Investigation into a Small Arms Weapons Incident that occurred on November 5, 2020
July 1st, 2021
After an investigation into the incident, CANSOFCOM just released their statement on the November 5, 2020 unintentional discharge of a holstered SIG P320. The statement concludes that debris in the holster caused the incident and verifies that the holster was not the proper holster for the weapon. However, they go on to say that a properly fit holster would not have prevented the incident. I’m sure holster manufacturers will have something to say about that. Investigation into the incident will apparently continue.
As a reminder, here is our article containing SIG’s statement on the incident after it was disclosed by CBC on February 5, 2021.


June 30, 2021 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
The Summary Investigation into the unintended discharge of a holstered pistol during a Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) training event on November 5, 2020 is complete.
The investigation found that the procurement process and execution of the training event were not contributing factors to the incident, and that no technical failure occurred within the pistol. The pistol functioned as per the requirements as demonstrated by the weapons technical experts who trialed thousands of rounds without a reoccurrence. The probability of this same incident reoccurring is assessed to be extremely low.
The investigation concluded the primary probable cause of the incident was due to a partial depression of the trigger by a foreign object combined with simultaneous movement of the slide against the pistol frame that then allowed a round to be fired whilst the pistol was still holstered. The investigation also determined that the previously issued holster employed at the time had not been modified for the new pistol. While the investigation concluded the use of a holster not specifically designed for the new weapon was found to be a contributing factor, it determined the use of any other holster would not necessarily have prevented the incident.
The investigation made several recommendations in the areas of further improvements to the process when procuring leading-edge equipment, fielding improvements and weapon system modification.
Central to the decision on the way forward is ensuring our members’ utmost confidence in the effectiveness and safety of their equipment and weapons. As such, the Command assembled a working group consisting of operators, weapons experts and procurement specialists to develop and assess a number of options.
CANSOFCOM leadership has directed a safety/risk assessment be conducted by a third party before taking a final decision on a way forward. This safety/risk assessment will take a number of months to complete.
 

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego city officials announced a new slate of law enforcement strategies Wednesday designed to curb a recent “surge” in local violent crime, and address a worrisome proliferation of unregistered “ghost guns.”

“Our city is experiencing an increase in violent crime — specifically gun violence — that has to be addressed,” Mayor Todd Gloria said. “This plan is a commonsense approach to reduce crime and protect San Diegans in every neighborhood.”

Spurring the changes in San Diego Police Department policy, according to SDPD officials, is a rash of violent crime that has plagued the city this year, a series of offenses that include:

  • Seven gang-related homicides, compared with four in 2020;
  • Three attempted-homicide cases, compared with one at this time last year;
  • A total of 34 assaults with a deadly weapon, compared with 19 in 2020; and
  • Nine drive-by shootings, compared with two in 2020.
“The increased violence our communities are experiencing is cause for new measures to address it,” Police Chief David Nisleit said. “Our Violence Reduction Plan and new Ghost Gun Team will combine proactive policing with special investigations to use knowledge and expertise to find those who are causing this violence and stop it before it happens. Every San Diegan deserves to feel safe, and we believe these efforts will help us in reaching that goal.”

The new policing measures, according to Nisleit, include:

  • Assigning additional investigative personnel and specialized teams to violent and firearm-related crimes;
  • Gathering information and performing “intelligence-led” enforcement of suspected problem areas;
  • Sharing intelligence and maintaining contact with outside agencies; and
  • Utilizing added investigative techniques to monitor, locate and arrest wanted suspects and those illegally possessing firearms.
The plan, which officially went into effect last Friday, will be reassessed monthly, according to police.

City Councilman Raul Campillo praised the SDPD for its upgraded and targeted enforcement plans.

“I have personally seen the lifesaving effects that commonsense firearm-safety measures can have as a former member of City Attorney’s Gun Violence Response Unit,” Campillo said. “We urgently need to take action to protect our neighborhoods from untraceable ghost guns, which have sadly been used in numerous homicides in San Diego.”


Councilwoman Marni von Wilpert asserted that city officials “must do everything possible to protect our neighborhoods from rising gun violence.”

“In San Diego and around the country, gun violence is fueled by the spread of non-serialized, untraceable ghost guns, and San Diego must do everything we can to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals,” she said. “Now is the time to act to protect our communities, and I commend the San Diego Police Department for their efforts to combat gun violence with the creation of the newly established Ghost Gun Team.”

The specialized firearm unit will serve as a resource to patrol officers, detectives and specialized policing units when ghost guns — homemade, kit-built firearms that lack serial numbers — are discovered during an arrest or investigation, according to SDPD officials.

The department has already recovered more ghost guns in the first half of this year than it did in all of 2020, police said. The vast majority of the weapons are seized from people who cannot pass state or federal background checks because of a criminal conviction involving a felony or violent misdemeanor.

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It’s a gun problem not a criminal problem because demographics are problematic.😉
 

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They will never admit the real problem is their lack of leadership, the gang violence, and the Democrats/BLM/Gangs’ efforts to defund the police.
Yep. Bad leadership.
I used to live in a CA city that was secretly (unbeknownst to the public) bussing in "troubled youth" from Los Angeles to take advantage of that sweet, sweet money. Guess the state paid them "disposal" fees or something. Unsurprisingly, crime went up quickly in the area. Eventually, the truth became known and council members faced charges/jail time. Not much you could do at that point - the damage was done. Sadly, not an isolated incident
 

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Those Sinter suppressors look really nice, but at $900.00 they’re for folks with more “play” money than I have. If I were going to spend that kind of money I’d get another gun (or 2) instead.
 

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