August 2009

Downrange: 08/09

Are you on the ‘Watch List’?

Former U.S. Representative Bob Barr wrote a chilling item in the Atlanta Journal Constitution recently. He said, "The secret government ‘Terrorist Watch List,’ reportedly already swelled to more than 1.1 million names, will have an addendum, if gun control advocates in Congress have their way. This new addendum‚

Todd Woodard

Todd Woodard

also to be cloaked in secrecy‚ would empower the U.S. Attorney General to deny a person the ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights to purchase a firearm.

"While it is not surprising that some members of Congress are again using fear of terrorism to implement a gun-control agenda, the openly unconstitutional legislative language proponents are employing is troubling.

"… the ‘Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009’ … would give the attorney general the power to unilaterally and in secret develop a watch list of persons believed to be unworthy of possessing a firearm or any explosive.…"

Combine this with an earlier Homeland Security document (promulgated by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and then "withdrawn" after severe criticism of it), which said that former military members, constitutionalists, and members of third political parties were likely "domestic terrorism candidates," and you have the makings of an unconstitutional gun grab coming down the pike.

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Colt’s Recall.Colt’s has determined that the slide lock safety and/or the recoil spring guide pad in certain Colt model pistols were not manufactured to Colt specifications and must be replaced. All of the Colt models were sold after March 2007. Only the New Agent model needs replacement of both parts. For all models listed, you must return the pistol to the Colt factory for part(s) replacement. To learn more, Colt’s customer service department can be reached online at

Smith & Wesson Recalls Certain Model 22A Pistols. Smith & Wesson has recalled certain Model 22A rimfire pistols. This recall applies only to 22A pistols manufactured from August 1, 2008 to February 19, 2009. Smith & Wesson has determined that the slides of certain pistols manufactured during the time frame noted may not meet the design specification. This can create a situation where insufficient head space exists, creating a risk of unintended discharge. The pistols fall within the following serial number range: UBW 0000—UBW 9999; UBY 0000—UBY 4104.

If you have a gun in this serial number range, send an email to this address:, and ask for further directions. GT

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