OSD 91: The bigger they are, the harder they FAL
If a Monday morning email was 20 rounds of 7.62 NATO.
The past week was chock-full of interesting links, let’s dive right into it.
This week’s links
This is major progress. Normalization is the way.
This longform piece of ours from back in February got rediscovered this week and was making the rounds. Check it out in case you missed it the first time around.
The inertia of bureaucracy and vested interests:
As of 2017, 95 percent of American schools held active-shooter drills. And across the country, students like Vivian have continued to observe and participate in the exercises — over video chat, from their homes.
COVID-19 has sent schools around the world scrambling. Eight months after the first wave of closures, many districts are still offering virtual instruction in some form, through either fully online or hybrid models (like Vivian’s school) with some students in the classroom and others calling in. Students and teachers have improvised to replicate aspects of traditional school over video chat: prom, scavenger hunts, art shows, musicals, even sports. But the cocktail of safety drills that schools usually offer (including simulations of active-shooter scenarios and other events like fires, tornadoes, and earthquakes) could pose a particular challenge when it comes to engaging remote students.
These drills have historically been cultivated by an unfortunate accidental alliance between certain gun control groups and a lucrative security/police consulting industry that has sprung up to run the trainings.
Vista Outdoors: “We currently have over a year’s worth of [backlogged] orders for ammunition in excess of $1 billion”
Vista is the parent company of Federal, American Eagle, CCI, Speer, Blazer, Independence, Estate, Fusion, and Remington.
Rob is bar-none the best source of 2A-related legal updates on the internet. This is a great move for all involved, and for the gun rights world.
Just your run-of-the-mill video of two Swedish dudes in full-face gas masks shooting MP5s in a marsh.
Check out the comments for details on the study sample of shooters and on the methodology. Interesting how quickly the differences open up beyond 100 yards.
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