An armed Texan has stopped another criminal scumbag from commiting a robbery and the good people in Houston are pleased.  The behavior of the felon led directly to his death. We discuss this in detail during our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters.

In case you missed it, the 5th Circuit Court has ruled that the “AFT” overstepped their authority by declaring bump stocks to be the same as machine guns. This ruling is about far more than a gun part. 

We have a Duracoat Finished Firearm segment for you as well as a Brownells Bullet Points moment. Professor Paul will talk about AR triggers and why which one you choose matters. 

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The Houston Police Department announced that an attorney who reportedly represents a customer who shot and killed a man who robbed a southwest Houston taqueria last week informed them over the weekend that his client is now ready to speak with investigators, per a report from KHOU 11. The shooting happened just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday at Ranchito Taqueria on S. Gessner near Bellaire Boulevard.

HPD has been searching for the customer who was captured on surveillance video shooting the robber, a clip that was widely shared on social media over the weekend. On Friday, HPD released photos of the man and his pickup truck in the hopes that the public could help identify him. The man is not charged with a crime at this time, but police said they want to speak with him about his role in the shooting.

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A U.S. appeals court on Friday struck down a rule the Trump administration had adopted following a 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting that banned “bump stocks,” devices that allow people to rapidly fire multiple rounds from semi-automatic guns.

In a 13-3 decision, the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that despite “tremendous” public pressure to impose a ban, it was up to the U.S. Congress rather than the president to take action.

While the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms (ATF) and Explosives had interpreted a law banning machineguns as extending to bump stocks, U.S. Circuit Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod said the law did not unambiguously prohibit them.

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[Q] What is a 2 Stage Trigger?

[A] A 2-stage trigger is when you pull the trigger without the rifle firing immediately. It allows you to pull the slack out of the trigger before dropping the hammer. This can be beneficial for precision rifle shooting, due to the high power optics that are likely on the rifle. If you are “fast” shooting, like 3-gun competition, you will want a single stage trigger. A single stage trigger is a trigger that drops the hammer with a pull of the trigger, no slack is available.
What about a fighting rifle? We do not recommend putting match triggers in fighting rifles because the spring tension is reduced which means the hammer strikes are more likely to be light. Fighting ammo is specifically made with hard primers because it needs to be robust.

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