January 2017 Gun & Gear Contests

At the risk of reducing my own chances to win, http://www.weapon-blog.com/contests/ has been updated with all the gun and gear related contests that I am aware of for the month.

Go forth and win… As always, feel free to share wherever you can.

If you are aware of any that are not on the list, please use the contact form to get it added to the list.

U.S. Representative Massie Proposes Repeal of Federal Gun-Free School Zones Act

On Monday, U.S. Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced H.R. 34, the Safe Students Act, which would repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990.

The bill, originally introduced by Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) in 2007, repeals the Gun-Free School Zones Act (GFSZA) of 1990, which makes it “unlawful for any individual knowingly to possess a firearm at a place that the individual knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, is a school zone.” In 1995, the Supreme Court held the GFSZA unconstitutional, which prompted Congress to amend the bill in 1996. The Supreme Court has not ruled on the constitutionality of the amended Act.

“Gun-free school zones are ineffective. They make people less safe by inviting criminals into target-rich, no-risk environments,” said Massie. “Gun-free zones prevent law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves, and create vulnerable populations that are targeted by criminals.”

The Safe Students Act has garnered the support of three major gun organizations: National Association for Gun Rights, Gun Owners of America, and the National Rifle Association.

Representative Massie concluded: “A bigger federal government can’t solve this problem. Weapons bans and gun-free zones are unconstitutional. They do not and cannot prevent criminals or the mentally ill from committing acts of violence. But they often prevent victims of such violence from protecting themselves.”

As John Lott, author of The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies, writes in The Columbus Dispatch, “Would you feel safer posting a sign announcing your home is a gun-free zone? Criminals don’t obey these signs. In fact, to criminals, gun-free zones look like easy targets. So why do we display these signs in public places?”

Cosponsors include: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Rep. James Comer (R-KY), Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA), and Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX).

Representative Massie is Chairman of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus in the 115th Congress.

Triggersafe

Triggersafe is a unique, innovative, patent pending device designed to safely and completely cover the trigger of AR-15 rifles made entirely in the United States. It was designed to help avoid negligent discharges, when we do not have positive control of the rifle that can occur during training, range time, dry handling, transportation or storage. Triggersafe is inexpensive, quick and easy to use by snapping on or off the trigger guard of AR-15 platforms in a second or less, providing security for the rifle professional. Triggersafe is in use by Indianapolis PD SWAT, Indiana State SWAT, other departments, trainers and citizens in 25 states around this great country.

Learn more information at http://www.triggersafe.us or email at james@triggersafeteam.com


It appears to me that the Triggersafe is akin to a kydex pistol holster, effectively covering the trigger to prevent discharge of the firearm when not in use. Looks like this could be a great way to make your rifle safe when competing or in the field until ready to fire.