Title 18, USC 241 - Conspiracy Against Human Rights
"If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or
If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured—
They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death."
Spread the word
Eric Holder has just told state Attorneys General that they do not need to enforce laws they disagree with. His example was gay marriage. But he said something along the lines of "..especially with regards to core constitutional matters." Doesn't this lend credence to the motions by Missouri and other states to end prevention of enforcement of federal gun control that they disagree with?
So a question and a confession, all in one, and even though I'm almost never on LJ anymore I figured you guys could answer the one and mock me appropriately on the other.
My every day gun is an RIA 1911, the GI model. I've had a professional trigger job done, bobbed hammer and beavertail grip safety and sights. It shoots better than I do. I used to shoot IPSC before multiple injuries made me non-competitive, whch made it no fun anymore, but while I was doing that the guy who got me started raved about Chip McCormick mags, so I have several. I went to far as to replace the springs and followers in the OEM mags that came with the pistol with the same parts that were in my old "race" mags.
Yesterday, at my local indoor range, one of those OEM mags failed beautifully. After firing the last shot not only did the pistol not lock open, it stripped the follower out of the magazine and chambered it. Well, almost, anyway. When I hit the magazine release the mag popped loose but didn't fall, when I pulled it out the spring stayed, it also pulled out with no effort. I had to take the slide off the frame to get the the follower out of the chamber, and pitched the pieces in my bag for later inspection. The feed lips are quite obviously spread, the other OEM mag is the same but to a lesser degree... So question is, can I bend these back into shape, or should I just pitch them? I've not dealt with this before, so I don't know if a "fixed" magazine will be reliable at all...
And confession time. Got home from the range and my buddy and I are cleaning pistols, just a quick clean before dinner is ready. I finish, load and holster and start looking at magazines. The one in the pistol had not been used - I always keep one filled with my defensive ammo on me on the range, in case someone decides to go stupid - and I decided I wanted to check that one too, so I unholstered, cleared the pistol and laid it on the table. I was still fiddling with magazines when I got the "dinner's ready, clear the table" call. I reached out, not looking, picked up my pistol and ... "Click". Yup. Finger on the trigger as I grabbed it, and I'd dropped the hammer on a fortunately empty chamber. *hangs head in shame*