Mississippi Abolished Pre-Arming Jury Instructions

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In the case of Dante Taylor v. State of Mississippi, NO. 2017-CT-01596-SCT, the Mississippi Supreme Court abolished "pre-arming" jury instructions. Read for yourself here: https://courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO143121.pdf What does this mean? A pre-arming instruction is an instruction to the jury that " one cannot arm himself in advance when he is not in any physical danger, go […]

Why You Might Want to Make Your Own Suppressor

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First, is it legal? Yes, so long as you follow the proper procedure and obtain Form 1 approval before you begin the build. Second, how hard is it? Relatively speaking, not that hard. A suppressor must be properly built and has some demanding tolerances, but there are no moving parts. But why? Because theATF eForm […]

Why You Might Want to Make Your Own Suppressor

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First, is it legal? Yes, so long as you follow the proper procedure and obtain Form 1 approval before you begin the build. Second, how hard is it? Relatively speaking, not that hard. A suppressor must be properly built and has some demanding tolerances, but there are no moving parts. But why? Because theATF eForm […]

Tennessee’s New Permit System Starts Tomorrow, Jan. 1, 2020

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Tennessee is a “shall issue” state, meaning that an applicant who meets all statutory criteria must be issued a license to carry a concealed pistol, revolver, or stun gun. The basic criteria for issuance of either Tennessee handgun licenses are: being a Tennessee resident and either a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; at least […]

Tennessee now accepting instructor applications for online CCW training

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Effective January 1, 2020, Tennessee will have a bifurcated permit process. The standard/basic license can be obtained via online training while the "enhanced" license still requires in-person training and a demonstration of shooting proficiency. More details about how to become an instructor can be found here: https://www.tn.gov/safety/tnhp/handgun/become-an-instructor.html

Reed Martz to Appear on SuperTalk MS Re: Sandy Hook Lawsuit

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Attorney and firearms law expert Reed Martz will appear again on The JT Show on Super Talk Mississippi to discuss the recent decision by the United States Supreme Court not to intervene in the case against Remington Arms Co. filed by families of victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre. Reed will explain what this […]

FBI 2018 Crime Statistics

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A few highlights: Both violent crime (3.3%) and property crime (6.3%) fell in 2018 from the previous year; The 2018 violent crime rate is still higher than 2014 and 2015; There were about 1.2 million violent crimes in 2018; The only category of violent crime increased was rape (2.7%); In 2018, the estimated number of […]

Not My Problem

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I am a general adherent to the principle that "Not My People = Not My Problem." While there are absolutely situations under which I would intervene in on behalf of a stranger, my default position is not to get involved when I do not fully understand the circumstances. Right after the photo above was taken, […]

Reed Martz to appear on Super Talk Mississippi – The JT Show

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Attorney and firearms law expert Reed Martz will appear again on The JT Show on Super Talk Mississippi to discuss the recent announcements by Wal-Mart and Kroger concerning ammunition sales (Wal-Mart) and open carry of a firearm (Wal-Mart and Kroger) in their stores.

H.R. 1296, the Assault Weapon Ban of 2019

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I just read a summary of the provisions of this bill. Unlike the 1994 AWB (which did nothing to affect crime), the new proposal provides a firearm is allowed only one cosmetic feature instead of two. That means a rifle with a detachable magazine cannot have any of the following: pistol grip; forward grip; folding […]