More ATF Changes

The ATF continues the war on gun ownership in general, and self made firearms in particular. Since they can’t get traction for changing the law through Congress, they are using the bureaucratic apparatus to pass new laws. If you don’t already have the means for making your own firearms, I would suggest you do so soon, or your window of opportunity will close for good.

Important Update Regarding ATF Regulations and Easy Jig Sales Due to recent changes in ATF regulations, 80% Arms and 5D Tactical can no longer sell or support jigs directly.
Support and Warranty Service: For all Easy Jig and Pro Jig customers, will now handle support. Modulus Arms will honor warranty services, provide technical support, and offer replacement tools and parts for all Easy Jig and Pro Jig products.
Manufacturing and Sales: While Easy Jigs will continue to be manufactured by 80% Arms and Pro Jigs by 5D Tactical, all sales must now be conducted through their independent dealers to comply with the new regulation. They are no longer permitted to sell jigs or distribute manuals via their websites under these new ATF rules.
Legal Challenges: Both companies are actively challenging this government overreach in court. They are optimistic about a favorable ruling from the Supreme Court in 2024, as both the District Court and the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals have ruled decisively in our favor.
Availability through Dealers: In the meantime, both jigs are still available through their dealers, despite the inability to sell them directly.

Permission Slips

I’m sure that all of you have seen the video of the LA homeowner who was trying to enter his home when armed robbers attempted to force him to allow their entry into his home at gunpoint. The homeowner produced his legally carried CCW and got in a gunfight with them, driving them off and protecting his family.

“I guess they decided to try to come at me and come in the house but I have a five-month-old baby and a wife and a nanny in the house and that wasn’t going to happen,” the man said.

One of the cleanest self defense shootings you will see. The guy was defending his family from would be home invaders that wanted to enter his home where his wife and 5 year old daughter were sleeping.

That can’t be allowed in the fucked up failed state of California. No, the city of Los Angeles has revoked his concealed weapons permit because, according to them, he was rude to the arriving police officers.

What really happened was that he was openly critical of the poor response and sloppy police work of the LAPD on local and national news channels.

During a local news interview, he had blasted the LAPD for ‘sloppy police work’, including their negligence in picking up casings scattered near his home as evidence because they missed a bunch of them and left them behind.

Tyrants can’t stand to be called out and criticized, as we talked about yesterday. I would also point out that this is yet another example of police being worse than useless. They didn’t prevent the crime, they didn’t respond to the crime in time to shalt the crime in progress, and when they DID arrive, they didn’t even do a good job of investigating the crime.

The only thing that they DID do was abuse their power.

I’m on the verge of siding with the “defund the police” crowd.


Remember that the courts are allowing the government to censor social media. That’s why these pictures:

Are being pulled down and censored by social media just as quickly as they can, IMO. We are living in a dictatorship where the government is using intermediaries to censor the speech of its citizens.

POP Charges

Edgardo Cancela of Davenport, FL in Polk county was charged with possession of child porn after detectives claimed that they found “files depicting child pornography with pre-pubescent victims” that Facebook claimed had come from an IP address associated with Mrs. Cancela (Edgardo’s wife). The issue here is that the IP address was for a cell phone account that the Cancelas had stopped using when they moved from Puerto Rico to Florida more than a year before.

The cops secured a search warrant for the Cancela’s home, and in May of 2020, they executed that warrant. In the process of searching the home, they used electronic means to scan every electronic device in the home, looking for evidence of child porn. None was found. Also during that search, the couple’s children (ages 10 and 13) were taken by DCF and interviewed. Both children denied ever having been improperly touched or photographed by either parent.

The couple returned home from work while the search was underway, police took them into custody and brought them in for questioning. Even though the cell phones were not named on the search warrant, the police confiscated their cell phones. The cops applied for a second search warrant, covering the cell phones, and the couple was asked to provide passcodes for their cell phones so that cops could see for themselves that they had “nothing to hide.” The couple told them that they wanted to talk to an attorney first.

Despite the fact that the only piece of evidence was the Facebook claim that the wife’s IP address was associated with child porn images, it was the husband who was then arrested and charged with possession of child pornography. The terms of his release were that he was not allowed to see his wife or children and could not even live inside of his own home. The cops then released his name and address to the media, along with information about the alleged crime.

The cops, in filing the child porn charges, made a number of factually incorrect statements. In other words, they lied on the charging affidavit. That’s a felony.

The charges were dropped a year and a half later because police didn’t actually have the evidence that Cancela was the person who possessed or posted the images, despite the charging affidavit claiming that they did. Here is the odd part- all of the video and audio recordings of the search of the home and the interrogation of Mr. Cancela- recordings that show he was being railroaded- are mysteriously missing.

So he is suing. The problem here is that police can’t be held personally liable for their conduct. It’s the taxpayers of Florida that will pay for this. It’s time to end immunity for cops. Let’s force them to get malpractice insurance.

LAPD Only Ones

LAPD has sent out a memo notifying officers that they can no longer carry any handgun magazines with a capacity of more than 18 rounds, on or off duty.

It seems to be an oddly specific number, until you remember that the LAPD has been armed with the FN 509 MRD-LE for over a year and a half now, a pistol which is being sold by FN for LEO use only. The FN 509 is considered by California to be safe for cops to own by the state, but not for the subjects that they rule over. The FN 509 can accept FN’s 24 round magazines, which is where I think that this memo came from.

The handgun is being restricted by FN to Law Enforcement only, but the only differences that I can see with this handgun and the FN 509 MRD are that the LE version has a flat trigger face, the LE handgun ships with 17 round magazines, while the “normal” version’s magazine capacity is only 15 rounds, 10 in CA.

I also want to note that LAPD uses the Speer G2 ammo as their duty ammo. I have blogged on that ammo before, it’s quality stuff. (They used to use Winchester SXT)