McMillan followup.

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As chronicled here on Monday, the McMillan companies were told by a VP of Bank of America that their business was no longer desired by the bank – specifically because they manufactured firearms. Several things have happened since then:

– The story went national on the Cam Edwards and Glenn Beck shows, as well as all over the internet. Everyone, it seems, is talking about this. McMillan has garnered a lot of ...

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Bank of America: just say “no”.

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In case you’ve missed the flap, last week Kelly McMillan (of the companies which bear the family name) posted to Facebook that he’d been visited by a senior VP of Bank of America, the company that’s handled his company’s banking needs for more than a decade. Seems that they no longer want his business because he makes evil guns. In Kelly’s words (which I copied from his FB page, but I don’t think he’ll care):

McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing, ...

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The open carry debate rages anew, and a different way to look at the question.

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On Monday, Rob Pincus posted a note on the I.C.E. Training Facebook page about his opposition to open carry (OC). This is one of Rob’s personal ‘hot button’ issues, and he doesn’t shy away from the debate. (Rob doesn’t shy away from much, actually, but particularly so with regards to this topic.) It garnered a lot of attention, making the cut at both Gunnuts and Say Uncle (amongst others.)

Given my association with Rob and I.C.E., it wasn’t ...

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RFID, PR, and SHTF: are the feds really implanting tracking chips in your guns?

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You’ve probably heard about the flap MKS Distributing caused last week. MKS, a former promoter of Charter Arms, is the primary distributor for Chiappa guns – including the Rhino revolver.

Chiappa disclosed that starting in 2012 all their guns would carry an RFID chip. The chip is attached at the time of manufacture, and presumably contains information such as the gun’s serial number, place of origin, lot number, and that sort of thing. Because it’s applied at the factory, it can’t ...

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Another company that apparently doesn’t want your business.

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The Fear And Loading blog alerted me to this story from the Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner. Seems that with the NRA Convention in town, the local Marriott decided to take conventioneer’s money and then slap them in the face for the privilege. Interesting read, and it looks like the Marriott manager has bitten off more than he can chew.

(This is in stark contrast to the Virginia Beach Resort in which I ...

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Gun-free school zones: the research (as usual) is on our side.

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David Kopel at the Independence Institute has a new research paper forthcoming in the Connecticut Law Review. Titled “Pretend ‘Gun-Free’ School Zones: A Deadly Legal Fiction”, it deals with the subject of concealed firearms carry on school campuses. From the abstract:

Most states issue permits to carry a concealed handgun for lawful protection to an applicant who is over 21 years of age, and who passes a fingerprint-based background check and a safety class. These permits allow the ...

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She “gets it”.

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Tamara K., over at her blog The View From The Porch, says this:

“For what it’s worth, I don’t carry a gun to protect me from muggers at the mall. I don’t even carry a gun to protect me, period. I carry a gun every day despite living in an area where I’m more likely to be hit by an asteroid than attacked by a mugger as a symbol of my refusal to buy into this culture of ...

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