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This Week in Guns 382 – Attack of the Journalism Lizards

Hello everyone and welcome back to This Week in Guns, brought to you by Patriot Patch Company and Primary Arms. This show offers commentary on the latest firearms industry news, information, and buzz. I’m your host Matthew Larosiere and I’m here with my co-host Benjamin Allread.

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  • California lawmakers unveil plan to hold gun makers liable for shootings
    • the governor called on the Legislature and Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta to model legislation after a Texas law that bans most abortions after six weeks and gives private people the ability to sue providers and clinics as tool to help enforce it.
  • Are Ammo Prices Finally Stagnating?
    • A user on Reddit periodically compiles ammo prices based on ammoseek data. His latest was from Sep, but based on my experience with 5.56, 223 and 9mm it looks like we’re stuck around the same prices that we were at in Sep.

“I don’t expect ammo prices to drop back down for a long, long time.”

  • Man Uses Excavator to Rob Gun Shop
    • 46-year-old Billings, Montana, man
    • Stole excavator from a nearby construction site
    • He stole five pistols and one antique rifle
    • Investigators learned the man had been in the store before the theft and “behaved oddly,”
    • The stolen guns were found in his garage
    • faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine
  • S&W Answers a Dumb Question Nobody Asked
    • micro-metal pistol
    • 3.1 barrel .95 inches wide 
    • ambidextrous manual thumb safety
    • enhanced grip texture with two interchangeable backstraps
    • 10rd and 12rd magazine capacity
  • Pennsylvania Journalism Lizard: Gun Pictures Cause the Shooting, or Something
    • There have been more than 20,000 non-suicide gun deaths throughout the country in 2021, according to the Gun Violence Archive. That’s the most in at least seven years
    • we must also recognize how gun glorification on the right whets the country’s appetite for slaughter.
    • Last month, five people were killed as a result of the latest paroxysm of gun violence in Colorado,
    •  December, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., posted a Christmas-themed photo of herself with her four boys, who were brandishing assault weapons. The youngest is 8. Fetishization of guns is the main theme of Boebert’s political persona (not unrelated to sedition being the main theme of her political identity).
    • Boebert might take Second Amendment zeal to buffoonish extremes, but she typifies the childish proclivity of conservatives who are desperate for people to see them shooting things
  • Seattle Journalism Lizards: BAN GUN & MAG
    • “I just don’t understand when people say, ‘well, that’s not going to really get at all the gun violence.’ Of course, it’s not,” said Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. “But it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel if we can’t even get bills like these across the finish line in Olympia.”
    • Side show bob Ferguson has been pushing for these bans for years and believes that restrictions on high-capacity magazines are within reach this session.
    • There is also the recent decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld California’s ban on the sale of high-capacity magazines.
    • Nine states and the District of Columbia already ban high-capacity magazines, and seven federal courts of appeal have upheld the laws. There is no reason for Washington not to follow.
  • Arms Race of the Rich & Connected in Los Angeles
    • The city’s only gun store, Beverly Hills Guns, is a “concierge service” by appointment only, for a largely affluent clientele. And business is booming.
  • Hardly Any Canadians Have Turned in Their Now-Illegal Heaters
    • A whopping 120 guns have been turned in to the government following the May 2020 ban, down slightly from the government’s 105,000 estimate.
  • Rhode Island Politick Lizard to Credit Card Lizard: Pls Banning Ghost Gun
    • In a bid to deepen the insignificance of Mastercard, RI’s General Treasurer Seth Magaziner (lol) announced his filing of a proposal to get the Mastercard board to prevent the sale of ghost gat kits.