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This Week in Guns 417 – We Told You So & Other Activities From The Evil Side

Hello everyone and welcome back to This Week in Guns, powered by Second Amendment Foundation and brought to you by Patriot Patch Company, VZ Grips, MAF Corporation, 4 Patriots Food 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 joined by the high ratman.

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Senate Rejects Pistol-Brace Ban Repeal in Party-Line Vote

This week the Senate, in a not too terribly surprising move, rejected the CRA repeal of the ATF’s pistol brace rule in a party-line 50-49 vote.

It is ATF’s position that the rule-an effective ban on braced firearms-is how the law always was. Which you and I know is absurd. Only declaratory and injunctive relief from the courts can tie ATF’s hands and put an end to this class of overreach.

All that to say, try not to be too bummed about the stalling of H.J. Res. 44.

Notable Las Vegas STALLED

“Homberto, who works in receiving is a hero,”

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People are FREAKING OUT Over the PSA 5.7 Rock

Montana Politicians Demand Answers for IRS Gun Shop Raid

Tennesseans: Pweese Enfowse The Laws WE ALREADY GOT!!!


Third Circuit Court of Appeals Stays Portion of New Jersey Carry-Killer Injunction

Concealed carry is one of the most active fronts of litigation in the post-Bruen world. As a litany of states passed manifestly unconstitutional laws right after the Bruen case was decided, most focused on carry in “sensitive spaces.”

It’s kind of fascinating watching this chess game play out. Certainly less-so if you’re a New Jersian.

Chesterton’s Fence, or Why Gun Control Bulldozes the Needs (and Rights) of the Average Person

“The case for gun rights is pretty simple: if someone’s trying to hurt you, you have the right to stop them. And by extension, you’re the person who’s in the best position to say how to stop them.” and use code FRN to get 10% off.

Matrix Arms MXI Steel Frame Glockoid Pistol

My critique, though, is in the liberties the company has taken. They went with a 1911 grip angle, and to accomplish that made the grip limousine long. It looks stupid and you’ll probably need massive meat hooks like mine to wrap a paw around it. That it’s made of butter-soft 1018 and has polymer grip inserts kind of makes one question the superpremium price point.

The AK-12 Model of 2023

The AK-12 is a fascinating bit of AK lore. Adopted in 2018, it had American AK-enthusiasts drooling over it. Over the years, gray market parts kits made their way to the US, where it was discovered that the AK12, with its AR-style stock and miserable pic rails, was kind of rough.

To be frank, the redesign it is also kind of handsome.

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Handgun Defenses Against Bears – 170 Documented Incidents, 98% Effective

The availability heuristic can lead to some false associations. Here, many journos are touting how effective handguns have been in defense against a bear. It’s good to hear that handgun deployments in bear defenses were effective in 98% of reported incidents. But it shouldn’t lead one to ditch their trail carbine.

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