Archive for March, 2013:

Beans, Bullets and Band-aids

That was a common expression in the military.  Well, today, 2 out of three isn’t bad.  We can get the beans, we can get the Band-aids…the ammunition is a little tougher.  When you can find it, the economic laws of supply and demand are in full effect.  Prices are going up with the demand, while availability is, well, challenging. So, what is happening?  According to various sources, people are nervous about pending legislation and are stockpiling ammo.  You would think that would account for a shortage of high powered riffle ammunition, but now, 9mm and .22LR are also really hard Read More >>

Upcoming Event – Bryan Ciyou Live on Fox59AM

03.16.2013 Live on Fox59 AM - from the Indy 1500 Gun & Knife Show Attorney, Bryan L. Ciyou, will be live on the air with Fox59 on March 16th, 2013 starting at 6AM at the Indy 1500 Gun & Knife Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. Read More >>

The Formidable Tony Aleo of Tony’s Customs, LLC

As general counsel for the firearms network, I am sometimes privileged to personally visit with some of my friends in industry, and even luckier, in getting to tour their factories and facilities. Despite the frenzied pace of firearms manufacturing in the current state of affairs, where there is a threat to owning AR-15s, our friends’ Tony and Donna Aleo took the time on Monday, February 18, 2013, to let us tour factory in Wauseon, Ohio. The Aleo’s make each part with love, care, and attention and ship each and every AR part as soon as possible. In a world where everything is mass Read More >>

Introducing Elite Defense to Our Readers

As General Counsel for and, I had a chance to become acquainted with the fine folks at Elite Defense by the 2013 Shot Show in Las Vegas in January. This included an invitation to visit their HQ in Michigan, the focus of this blog post. Elite Defense is a leading exporter for EOTech and other tactical, high-quality military and police supplies, including other ITAR controlled products. On the domestic front, Dennis Finnegan, President, and Frank Moss, Domestic Sales Manager, invited us to tour their new facilities in Chelsea, Michigan. The breath of Read More >>

When is a Finger Just a Finger?

Apparently not when it is being pointed in a “threatening” manner, implying a gun, by a six-year old.  Once again, Zero Tolerance triumphs over Common Sense.  A Maryland First Grader was suspended for pointing his finger and saying “Pow”.  He was also forced to pay a visit to a counselor.  Gee, what is the penalty if instead of “Pow” you say “Pull”?  Would you be forced to visit a zoo and watch animals releasing noisy noxious fumes into the air?  Just to be clear, we are talking about the index finger here. How many of us grew up outside from dawn to dusk, running Read More >>

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