Couple of cool things happening I wanted to touch on. Back home in Colorado, the Court of Appeals has ruled that the state preemption law prohibits the University of Colorado and other universities from not honoring state CCWs. From the Colorado Daily:
In a ruling issued Thursday, the court sided with Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, a gun-rights group that sued CU and argued that a 1994 university policy banning concealed weapons from its campuses violates state gun laws.
Attorneys for the group pointed to the Concealed Carry Act of 2003, a state law that prohibits local governments from adopting an ordinance to limit state concealed-carry rights. In Thursday's opinion, the judges wrote that the Concealed Carry Act applies to universities.A huge victory for Students for Concealed Carry on Campus...congratulations!
On a more mundane topic, fro The Firearms Blog, TAPCO is now making polymer 30-round magazines for the Mini-14. I've never had much luck with aftermarket Mini mags, and Ruger is now selling 30-rounders. Still, the price is right...I'll probably give a couple a try.
Finally, I've been communicating with folks in the industry on the whole issue of Pittman-Robertson, and I think I may have something to announce as soon as next week (hopefully in D.C.). All I can tell you at this point is that wheels are turning...how fast and how fine they're turning I don't know yet...but you'll know as soon as I do. It is clear that the issue of new range construction has touched a nerve, both with the industry and in certain legislative quarters.