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At Fighting Sheep Dog, there are a few things that our Clients KNOW about us.
They know we’ll go to the ends of the Earth for them.
They know we will support their 2A rights with our dying breath.
They KNOW we will call bullshit when we see it.
And today? We call it. Continue reading
I probably answer the “What’s going on with silencers?” question a dozen or more times a day. Literally. With the Governor of Tennessee passing the “Tennessee Hearing Protection Act”, what does that mean? Can we all run out and make/carry suppressors now? The short answer is no. Well, not yet. Here’s what I mean by that… Continue reading
“…an NFA firearm has not necessarily been made when the device is not re-configured for use as a shoulder stock – even if the attached firearm happens to be fired from the shoulder. To the extent that the January 2015 Open Letter implied or has been construed to hold that incidental, sporadic, or situational “use” of an arm-brace (in its original approved configuration) equipped firearm from a firing position at or near the shoulder was sufficient to constitute “redesign,” such interpretations are incorrect and not consistent with ATF’s interpretation of the statute or the manner in which it has historically been enforced.”
That’s ANY brace. Sig, SB Tactical, Thordsen, you name it.
Ready to grab your Pistol Stabilizing Brace? Let us know at Fighting Sheep Dog! We’ve got an order we’re placing tomorrow (Wednesday) and need to know how many to grab!
So many folks come into the shop at Fighting Sheep Dog to find out about suppressors, but want to wait until the Hearing Protection Act of 2017 is passed before purchasing one.
The BAD news is that the House won’t even begin to vote on HPA until the END of 2018. But wait! The GOOD news is that… Continue reading
We’re on a mission this week. Maybe because of our extreme distaste for Lane Kiffin. Maybe we just aren’t Alabama fans. Maybe, we just love our home team. Either way, we’re going to do everything we can to keep Bama from winning.
Skill on the football field and a good coach are key to winning games. However, there IS something that UT fans can do help the team along. Here’s how:
Call it Black Magic. Call it Voodoo. Call it Simple Superstition.
- Some have figured out that if they don’t watch the first half of the game, the 2nd half is always more exciting.
- Some fans claim that if they only watch the game on a certain television, that their team will win.
- Some fans have a certain chair that they HAVE to sit in the entire game.
Either way, we’ve done some digging and found Bama’s biggest fears. We thought it’d be fun to spend the next 2.5 days exploiting them before the game:
Superstition: Bama fans refuse to sing the school’s fight song, “Rammer Jammer YellowHammer” until a Crimson Tide victory is assured. If another team sings it or if it’s sung too soon, it’s BAD LUCK.
So We Will: Sing the either/both fight song (UT or Bama) with each purchase from today until kickoff on Saturday. The only thing better than sending bad luck to Alabama…is sending good luck to Big Orange! All singers (regardless of which song, UT or Bama) will receive an additional 10% off your purchase from Thursday 10/13 to Saturday 10/15 (and yes, that includes birthday sale items if you’re on our email list).
Superstition: Bama fans pick ONE article of clothing to become their outfit of choice each time Bama plays. Of course, UT fans do the same.
So We Will: Wear your UT clothing of choice any (or every) day between Thursday and Saturday before the game (we don’t care how it smells). Ours is a UT hat that belonged to Rachel’s late uncle. It’s tattered and needs to be washed, but UT has won every game that she’s worn that hat for. So…every UT fan who comes in wearing orange gets a special discount that we aren’t publishing here. And don’t ask. If you aren’t wearing orange, you don’t get it.
Superstition: Halloween is Bama head coach Nick Saban’s birthday. Typically, Bama fans dress up as Saban for the holiday.
So We Will: There isn’t really a superstition involving Saban’s birthday. Or Lane Kiffin, for that matter. But we dislike Kiffin more than Saban, so you’ll get 10% off your Cerakote job by saying, “Lane Kiffin is a douche” when you drop off a firearm (or accessory) to be refinished.
So, whether you’re a die-hard UT fan (or just love a good discount), stop in today or tomorrow and take advantage of these great deals! They sure won’t last long!
Sometimes, you gotta remember that due diligence trumps it all. Contrary to popular belief, if you read it online, it is not always true (Bonjour!) Continue reading
An ATF update: Due to so many customers wanting to know the status of their suppressor stamp, I thought it prudent to create a blog post about it so everyone can be updated at once. Continue reading
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or suppressors/SBRs aren’t your thing) you know that the deadline for the new ATF regulations (41F) is looming.
Lemme back up and ‘splain: Continue reading
By Alec Dent, freebeacon.com
President Obama suggested the equivalent of a no-fly list for guns on Wednesday, saying that people who are suspected of being terrorist sympathizers should be denied the right to bear arms even if they are not convicted or accused of a crime.
“We’ve got people who we know have been on ISIL websites living here in the United States, U.S. citizens,” Obama said during a PBS NewsHour appearance, using an acronym for the Islamic State terror group. “And we’re allowed to put them on the no-fly list when it comes to airlines, but because of the National Rifle Association I cannot prohibit them from buying a gun.”
President Barack Obama’s statement came in response to an audience member who asked why he supported policies to restrict firearm access for law-abiding citizens.
“Why then do you and Hillary want to control and restrict and limit gun manufacturers, gun owners, and the responsible use of guns and ammunition to the rest of us, the good guys, instead of holding the bad guys responsible for their actions?” the man asked.
The man pointed out that Chicago, Obama’s former home town, has some of the highest levels of gun violence in the nation despite its stringent gun laws.
Obama responded that Democrats do not want to limit access to firearms, although many of the policies they support would in fact have that effect.
“First of all, the notion that I, or Hillary, or Democrats, or whoever you want to choose, are hellbent on taking away folks’ guns is just not true. And I don’t care how many times the NRA says it.”
The president compared gun control laws to rules of the road that reduced the number of fatalities from car accidents. He did not address the dramatic decrease in gun violence and gun accidents that has occurred the past few decades despite relaxed gun control in many jurisdictions.
Obama said the only way to pass common sense gun laws is “if we don’t have a situation in which anything that is proposed is viewed as some tyrannical destruction of the Second Amendment.”
By Alec Dent, freebeacon.com
We get asked daily about “registering” a firearm when doing a background check. Until now, the background check has only been to verify that the gun isn’t stolen, and that the person purchasing/transferring the firearm isn’t a felon.
…until now, that is.
Reposted from Denverpost.com
HONOLULU — Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.
Most people entered in the “Rap Back” database elsewhere in the U.S. are those in “positions of trust,” such as school teachers and bus drivers, said Stephen Fischer of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Hawaii could be the first state to add gun owners.
“I don’t like the idea of us being entered into a database. It basically tells us that they know where the guns are, they can go grab them” said Jerry Ilo, a firearm and hunting instructor for the state. “We get the feeling that Big Brother is watching us.”
Supporters say the law would make Hawaii a leader in safe gun laws. Allison Anderman, a staff attorney at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said the bill was “groundbreaking,” and that she hadn’t heard of other states introducing similar measures.
Sen. Will Espero, who introduced the bill, and the Honolulu Police Department said Hawaii could serve as a model for other states if it becomes the first to enact the law.
Yet others say gun owners shouldn’t have to be entered in a database to practice a constitutional right.
“You’re curtailing that right by requiring that a name be entered into a database without doing anything wrong,” said Kenneth Lawson, faculty at the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law.
Legal experts say the bill could face challenges, but would probably hold up in court. Recent Supreme Court rulings have clarified states’ ability to regulate gun sales, said David Levine, a law professor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
The bill will undergo a legal review process by departments including the Attorney General’s Office, which supported the bill, before Gov. David Ige decides if he will sign it into law, said Cindy McMillan, a spokeswoman for the governor.
The cost to enter names in the database will be covered by a fee paid by gun owners, which wasn’t defined in the bill.
Even though other states don’t enter gun owners in the database, Honolulu Police Department Maj. Richard Robinson said it will still benefit Hawaii police. Right now, Hawaii gun owners undergo a background check only when they register a gun, so police have no way of knowing if they’re disqualified from owning a gun in the future unless they try to register a new firearm.
“We were only discovering things by accident,” said Robinson, who helped draft the bill. “They happen to come register another firearm, we run another background check, and then we find out they’re a prohibited person.”
That happens about 20 times each year, he said.
Some local gun owners say the law confirms their fear that the government would know exactly who and where people keep their firearms.
“This is an extremely dangerous bill. Exercising a constitutional right is not inherently suspicious,” said Amy Hunter for the National Rifle Association. “Hawaii will now be treating firearms as suspect and subject to constant monitoring.”