Clark County School District officials are complaining about kids bringing guns to school. They rightly blame the parents, but for the wrong reasons. Safe storage (locking them away from kids) is one part of the equation.
The school district wants to encourage and educate families about safe storage, which is a laudable goal and actual gun safety (versus the gun control deceptively branded as "safety"). Safe storage is not the problem. It is trivial to secure a gun against casually putting it in a backpack. Trigger and cable locks are handed out for free. Virtually every gun comes in a lockable plastic case. Small safes are easy to find. All of these steps will prevent a child from simply getting access. Of course, they won't stop a child smart enough to break the lock/case from getting it, but they will serve as a basic deterrent if only through mom or dad noticing the damage.
Poor parenting is the problem. The kind of parents who have kids that take guns to school are going to disproportionately be low-class (behaviorally speaking), who offer their children minimal supervision and discipline, and would are undeterred by the potential of criminal charges for negligently allowing their kid access to a gun. In contrast, parents who would lock up their guns and teach their kids not to mess around with them probably have raised their children in such a way that, if the gun was accessible, the kid wouldn't take it to school.
So what CCSD is facing is a bunch of crappy parents who can't do the right thing in the first place. The root of the problem with guns in schools is with the parenting, not the gun safe. All the education, laws, and locks in the world won't matter a damn if the parent doesn't care, doesn't use them, and won't raise their kid right.
The governor vetoed all three anti-gun bills that were passed by the Democratic majority legislature.
AB 354-Bans firearms within 100 yards of an "election" site.
AB 355-Bans possession of semi-auto shotguns and rifles for those under 21.
SB 171 Misdemeanor "hate crimes" prohibited person gun ban.
As a reminder, there are no good gun bills that are going to pass, like constitutional carry. It's unlikely any other gun bills will be passed this year.
I've been looking into red dot on pistol slides for a while but I didn't want to get anything milled. So when the PSA Dagger came out (Glock Gen 3 compatible) I saw a smoking deal on the above pictured slide and went for it. For the record, it is a complete slide assembly with a Holosun HS507C X2 red dot sight with a threaded barrel.
Why? I wanted to somewhat cheaply test out what all this pistol optic business is about. It's a whole different sighting system that requires new skills to rapidly align the sight and dot on target. Once you learn to do that, it's a lot faster than it seems the first time you pick one up. Also you can make more precise shots at a distant with the optic.
I went with the Holosun because of the price and I like the "shake to wake" function. The threaded barrel has obvious future applications. Another advantage would be using passive aiming with a pistol while using night vision. That's very difficult to do with even tritium iron sights. Perfect for...handgun hunting small game in the dark...or something.
I'll post more about my initial shooting experience, but it is viable but also you may prefer to stick with irons. I haven't decided yet, but I know I will never consider irons as dead, and may consider them primary. If it wasn't for the deal and my ability to review stuff to blog about, I wouldn't have bought it, I'll hint at that much for now.
Clayton E. Cramer
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