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Tue Jul 21, 2015, 07:24 AM

 

The Mystery of Milwaukee’s ‘Human Holster’

Darrail Smith may have been a public relations nightmare for gun-rights advocates, but he was also a bizarrely loyal friend.

Last August, the state of Wisconsin granted Smith a concealed-carry license. It had to: Wisconsin is a “shall issue” state, meaning that because the 23-year-old had no felony convictions, provided evidence of training, and paid $40, he was entitled to a 5-year license. But starting in October, Smith began showing up at crime scenes at the same time as shootings went down — though he never appeared to be committing them.

In the early hours of a Friday morning, two brothers, Carrington and Marquis Smith — apparently unrelated to Darrail despite the shared last name — left a nightclub where they’d been drinking champagne and chatting up women. Darrail and two other friends, who also had been at the club, followed in another car, and the caravan stopped for late-night takeout. A short time later, a silver minivan pulled alongside Carrington and Marquis’s car at a stoplight. Its passenger door slid open, and someone inside opened fire.

Marquis returned fire and tried to drive away but crashed in front of a public library. He’d been shot in the stomach. Carrington had been hit in the leg, but told police that when he saw the Glock pistol on his wounded brother’s lap, he had to get rid of it. Carrington had been convicted of a second-degree gun felony in 2007. Knowing Darrail was licensed, Carrington grabbed the Glock from Marquis and took it to Darrail, who later told police that Carrington said, “Here’s your gun.”

http://www.thetrace.org/2015/07/concealed-carry-wisconsin-human-holster/

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 08:20 AM

1. Now you are dumping Bloombergs

 

astroterf blogs here.

"We bring an admitted bias to our beat:"

The Trace is organized as a nonprofit corporation and is in the process of applying for tax-exempt status with the IRS. Our seed funding was provided by the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund and the Joyce Foundation; individual donors include Ken Lerer and Nick Hanauer.

http://www.thetrace.org/about-the-trace/

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 08:51 AM

3. The full mission statement

 

The Trace is an independent, nonprofit media organization dedicated to expanding coverage of guns in the United States. We bring an admitted bias to our beat: We believe that this country’s rates of firearm-related deaths and injuries — an average of 88 lives lost per day, with another 196 people suffering nonfatal bullet wounds — are far too high. But as journalists, our work is focused on a second, related problem. There is a relative shortage of information on the issue, a shortage caused in part by the gun lobby’s efforts to squash gun-violence research and limit law-enforcement data. We take it as our mission to address that information deficit through daily reporting, investigations, analysis, and commentary on the policy, politics, culture, and business of guns in America.

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Response to SecularMotion (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 10:40 AM

5. "There is a relative shortage of information on the issue..."

Only the willfully ignorant believe that.

If they want to reduce unnecessary deaths and injuries they would focus on shoring-up NICS, gun safety education and subsidizing safe storage.

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Response to SecularMotion (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 02:12 PM

10. "It's a Gas!" This outfit of "journalists" says there is a "shortage of information???" In MSM?

 



MSM has been a virtual go-to, in-house organ for the gun control outlook for almost two generations!

So the big bad NRA is quashing research, now. The Trace might consult criminologists if they can't seem to get "information" -- they've been doing it for years.

Incidentally the Trace's bias is little different from that of Time magazine when some 30 years ago it sent letters to complaining readers that it would no longer treat the subject of gun control as a debatable controversy, but as a cause. My how times have changed.

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 09:00 AM

4. But they're not even good at contorting stories. It's more like "astro-derp"

I sure hope Bloomberg kept his receipt.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 08:22 AM

2. So, what Bloomberg paid to have published is a story about a man who legally obtained a gun

and because of that we're supposed to question "shall issue" laws.

But then the story centers on that man holding a gun for a man who could not legally possess a gun.

How did the second man get a gun if the point of the story is about shall issue being the problem?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 11:45 AM

6. For my CC pistols I always go with OWB pancake holsters.

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Response to ileus (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 11:54 AM

7. OWB for Fall and Winter, IWB for Spring and Summer

 

It's a personal preference thing.

I tell all my classes that they will probably wind up with a drawer full of seldom used holsters.

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Response to DonP (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 01:34 PM

8. I have several holsters

 

Prefer OWB but do have a couple of IWB.

You are right on rarely used extra holsters in the drawer, lol.

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 02:47 PM

11. OWB -- IWB?

*presses 1 for English*

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 05:03 PM

12. OWB = Outside Waist Band/Pants IWB = Inside Waist Band/Pants

 

Many IWB holsters (Crossbreed, Alien Gear, Galco etc.) can also have the shirt/blouse tucked in and be totally invisible.

That's why they are popular for summer wear, no covering garment needed.

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 10:30 PM

14. Yup got a drawer full of unused holsters.

Lot's of them are Kydex.

My main four are all leather and belt slide types. 3 of those four are non gun specific so I can put the CZ 75 or p220 or even the Shield in them if needed.

I'm thinking about a kydex holster for my new G2

http://tacticaljustice.com/collections/gun-holsters-and-mag-carriers/products/owb-fold-over-holsters

^I'd really like one of these, but they only make two that I have models for. I've read the G26 will fit the G2 but that's a lot of scratch to experiment with.

Several years ago I invested a bunch of clams in everything needed to make kydex holsters, (press, bandsaw, oven, sander, all the raw materials) I built several for different guns I had, then realized all that fun just didn't jive, I can order cheaper. LOL



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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 01:58 PM

9. It is best to change your vehicle's engine oil when it is as hot as you can safely handle...

 

This allows the thin hot oil to more completely drain from the oil pan. When changing the filter (use an appropriate filter wrench if needed) be sure to first wipe the engine's mating surface free of dirty oil and debris. Then, wipe the surface with fresh oil. If your filter hangs vertically, you should fill the filter 3/4 full with fresh oil and coat the rubber gasket with fresh oil before hand-installing (no wrenches!). Now, install the pan plug and tighten just firmly. Next, add the requisite amount of recommended oil, accounting for the amount you have installed in the filter. Start the engine and immediately check the oil warning system: An "idiot light" should immediately go off, a gauge should pump up to the recommended specs for cold start conditions. Now, immediately check the oil filter area and drain bolt for dripping oil. It is recommended that these areas be wiped clean so you won't be fooled by false leaks.

Filling new, vertically-mounted filters with oil allows the lubricant to reach bearing surfaces immediately; not filling the filter means the oil pump must first work to fill the container before it pushes oil to bearings. If an empty filter is installed, you will hear evidence of this "dry period" when the engine knocks and rattles for a few seconds before quieting. A filled filter allows the engine to start and run as it would under normal use, free of internal engine noise.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 06:20 PM

13. Thank you

 

For that good information.

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 02:06 PM

15. You bet. Just bought 5 gals. & a filter in time for the wk. end!

 

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