Man Dies After Kamloops Shooting Competition Accident

Condolences to the family. If the gun falls, do not try to catch — most pistols are drop safe. Better to DQ in the competition than risk your life.

A Vancouver man is dead after an accident at a Kamloops shooting competition.

Kamloops RCMP say the man was participating in a pistol competition at the Kamloops Target Sports Shooting Complex on West Trans Canada Highway yesterday.

Investigators say the man lost control of his firearm and it fired a shot into his torso.

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Ruger Mark IV Recall

Ruger recently discovered that all Mark IV™ pistols (including 22/45™ models) manufactured prior to June 1, 2017 have the potential to discharge unintentionally if the safety is not utilized correctly. In particular, if the trigger is pulled while the safety lever is midway between the “safe” and “fire” positions (that is, the safety is not fully engaged or fully disengaged), then the pistol may not fire when the trigger is pulled. However, if the trigger is released and the safety lever is then moved from the mid position to the “fire” position, the pistol may fire at that time.

More details: https://ruger.com/dataProcess/markIVRecall/

Daniel Defense — Disconnector Safety Recall Notification

Daniel Defense is committed to the highest level of quality and safety. In keeping with that commitment we are issuing a safety notification related to a condition we identified with the Disconnector in the Fire Control Group. This safety notification applies to certain firearms manufactured between April 1, 2016 and March 3, 2017. In a few cases, a double fire condition has occurred with a single pull of the trigger. In the Company’s spirit to always do the right thing, Daniel Defense will correct any and all potential conditions at no cost to the consumer as part of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Does This Safety Notification Apply to My Firearm?
Daniel Defense firearms containing a single-stage Fire Control Group, manufactured between April 1, 2016 and March 3, 2017, MAY fall within the scope of this Safety Notification.

This is an important Safety Notification and should be followed by all owners of Daniel Defense firearms.

Find out if your rifle is affected:
https://danieldefense.com/safety

Firearm Education In High School

A new piece of legislation introduced in North Carolina aims to give high school students a little extra learning: firearms education.

House Bill 612, filed this week by Representative Jay Adams, would give the state room to develop a firearms education course and allow the class, which would include “firearms safety education as recommend by law enforcement agencies or a firearms association”, to be offered as an elective to high school students.

The course, which would be developed by the North Carolina Board of Education, would not allow live ammunition in the classroom and would also cover the history and mechanics of firearms with a firm emphasis on the importance of gun safety.

I would love to see this sort of curriculum in as many schools as possible!

Read the rest of the article: https://bearingarms.com/jenn-j/2017/04/12/north-carolina-high-school-students-receive-firearms-education/