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Burr slays Hamilton in duel – Jul 11, 1804 

In a duel held in Weehawken, New Jersey, Vice President Aaron Burr fatally shoots his long-time political antagonist Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton, a leading Federalist and the chief architect of America’s political economy, died the following day.

Alexander Hamilton, born on the Caribbean island of Nevis, came to the American colonies in 1773 as a poor immigrant. (There is some controversy as to the year of his birth, but it was either 1755 or 1757.) In 1776, he joined the Continental Army in the American Revolution, and his relentless energy and remarkable intelligence brought him to the attention of General George Washington, who took him on as an aid. Ten years later, Hamilton served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, and he led the fight to win ratification of the final document, which created the kind of strong, centralized government that he favored. In 1789, he was appointed the first secretary of the treasury by President Washington, and during the next six years he crafted a sophisticated monetary policy that saved the young U.S. government from collapse. With the emergence of political parties, Hamilton was regarded as a leader of the Federalists.

Aaron Burr, born into a prestigious New Jersey family in 1756, was also intellectually gifted, and he graduated from the College of New Jersey (later Princeton) at the age of 17. He joined the Continental Army in 1775 and distinguished himself during the Patriot attack on Quebec. A masterful politician, he was elected to the New State Assembly in 1783 and later served as state attorney. In 1790, he defeated Alexander Hamilton’s father-in-law in a race for the U.S. Senate.

Hamilton came to detest Burr, whom he regarded as a dangerous opportunist, and he often spoke ill of him. When Burr ran for the vice presidency in 1796 on Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic-Republican ticket (the forerunner of the Democratic Party), Hamilton launched a series of public attacks against Burr, stating, “I feel it is a religious duty to oppose his career.” John Adams won the presidency, and in 1797 Burr left the Senate and returned to the New YorkAssembly.

In 1800, Jefferson chose Burr again as his running mate. Burr aided the Democratic-Republican ticket by publishing a confidential document that Hamilton had written criticizing his fellow Federalist President John Adams. This caused a rift in the Federalists and helped Jefferson and Burr win the election with 73 electoral votes each.

Under the electoral procedure then prevailing, president and vice president were not voted for separately; the candidate who received the most votes was elected president, and the second in line, vice president. The vote then went to the House of Representatives. What at first seemed but an electoral technicality–handing Jefferson victory over his running mate–developed into a major constitutional crisis when Federalists in the lame-duck Congress threw their support behind Burr. After a remarkable 35 tie votes, a small group of Federalists changed sides and voted in Jefferson’s favor. Alexander Hamilton, who had supported Jefferson as the lesser of two evils, was instrumental in breaking the deadlock.

Burr became vice president, but Jefferson grew apart from him, and he did not support Burr’s renomination to a second term in 1804. That year, a faction of New York Federalists, who had found their fortunes drastically diminished after the ascendance of Jefferson, sought to enlist the disgruntled Burr into their party and elect him governor. Hamilton campaigned against Burr with great fervor, and Burr lost the Federalist nomination and then, running as an independent for governor, the election. In the campaign, Burr’s character was savagely attacked by Hamilton and others, and after the election he resolved to restore his reputation by challenging Hamilton to a duel, or an “affair of honor,” as they were known.

Affairs of honor were commonplace in America at the time, and the complex rules governing them usually led to an honorable resolution before any actual firing of weapons. In fact, the outspoken Hamilton had been involved in several affairs of honor in his life, and he had resolved most of them peaceably. No such recourse was found with Burr, however, and on July 11, 1804, the enemies met at 7 a.m. at the dueling grounds near Weehawken, New Jersey. It was the same spot where Hamilton’s son had died defending his father’s honor in 1801.

There are conflicting accounts of what happened next. According to Hamilton’s “second”–his assistant and witness in the duel–Hamilton decided the duel was morally wrong and deliberately fired into the air. Burr’s second claimed that Hamilton fired at Burr and missed. What happened next is agreed upon: Burr shot Hamilton in the stomach, and the bullet lodged next to his spine. Hamilton was taken back to New York, and he died the next afternoon.

Few affairs of honor actually resulted in deaths, and the nation was outraged by the killing of a man as eminent as Alexander Hamilton. Charged with murder in New York and New Jersey, Burr, still vice president, returned to Washington, D.C., where he finished his term immune from prosecution.

In 1805, Burr, thoroughly discredited, concocted a plot with James Wilkinson, commander-in-chief of the U.S. Army, to seize the Louisiana Territory and establish an independent empire, which Burr, presumably, would lead. He contacted the British government and unsuccessfully pleaded for assistance in the scheme. Later, when border trouble with Spanish Mexico heated up, Burr and Wilkinson conspired to seize territory in Spanish America for the same purpose.

In the fall of 1806, Burr led a group of well-armed colonists toward New Orleans, prompting an immediate U.S. investigation. General Wilkinson, in an effort to save himself, turned against Burr and sent dispatches to Washington accusing Burr of treason. In February 1807, Burr was arrested in Louisiana for treason and sent to Virginia to be tried in a U.S. court. In September, he was acquitted on a technicality. Nevertheless, public opinion condemned him as a traitor, and he fled to Europe. He later returned to private life in New York, the murder charges against him forgotten. He died in 1836.

Source: Burr slays Hamilton in duel – Jul 11, 1804 – HISTORY.com

Rhode Island Is Latest State to Pass New Gun-Reform Laws


Rhode Island on Friday became the latest state to pass new gun restrictions after several high-profile mass shootings over the last year.

Democratic Governor Gina Raimondo signed two provisions into law. One bans bump stocks, the devices that modify semiautomatic rifles into automatic-fire weapons. Though bump stocks rarely make an appearance in shootings, they were used to deadly effect by Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 people in Las Vegas last year. Since then, the federal government has moved to ban them, though that process could take years.


The other bill is a so-called red flag law, which lets authorities seize firearms from those whom they deem a risk to themselves or others. Rhode Island’s law allows state police to petition a state court for an “extreme risk protection order.” A judge can then permit authorities to take a resident’s firearms temporarily. The law allows the person in question a hearing within two weeks to assess whether such a seizure is warranted. Eight other states have similar laws on the books, including Florida, which passed one in the aftermath of the Parkland shootings in February.

The state’s House and Senate passed both bills overwhelmingly before Raimondo’s signature on Friday.

The new laws may seem like relatively piecemeal measures, but as the Providence Journal notes, “they were almost unimaginable as recently as two years ago at the Rhode Island State House, where the gun lobby has powerful supporters and lobbyists, including a former House speaker whose portrait literally loomed, from the wall, over past hearings on stymied gun-control measures.”

But the shootings in Las Vegas, Parkland, and Santa Fe, Texas, changed the equation.

The National Rifle Association fought against both bills, warning that the bump-stock provision was “poorly crafted” and “would put law-abiding competitive shooters in jeopardy of prosecution,” and that the red-flag law lacked due process.

The Parkland shootings, in which 17 people were killed at Stoneman Douglas High School, have had a particularly strong effect on gun-reform advocates nationwide. Over the last three months, at least eight states have toughened their gun laws.

The state banned bump stocks and set up a process to seize firearms from those deemed a risk.

Source: Rhode Island Is Latest State to Pass New Gun-Reform Laws

Springfield Armory | XD-E™ Announcement-MTR Custom Leather is making holsters for them!

With a huge selection of pistols and rifles, Springfield Armory is the premier manufacturer of quality handguns for protection and competitive shooting.

Source: Springfield Armory | XD-E™ Announcement

Ruger EC9s – All You Need to Know in 90 seconds – Yes MTR is making holsters for this weapon. Purchase yours today! 

MTR Custom Leather is custom designing, hand boned, hand making all new leather holsters for the new Ruger EC9S.

Purchase your holster today from www.mtrcustomleather.com or call today for more information (336)879-2166. Feel free to shoot us an email at: sales@mtrcustomleather.com.


Caliber: 9mm Luger

Capacity: 7+1

  • Barrel Length: 3.12″

HP22A – Phoenix Arms-MTR Custom Leather is making holsters for them>IWB, OWB, Dual Carry, Magazine Pouches and More! 

MTR Custom Leather is now crafting and engineering holsters for the NEW Phoenix Arms HP22A 3″ barrel. Order yours today www.mtrcustomleather.com


Source: HP22A – Phoenix Arms

Exclusive: FMK New Elite Race Pistols For 3-Gun Shooters | American Handgunner


You remember the fine folks of FMK — For My Kountry? They’re the gun manufacturer ornery enough to base its headquarters in the hostile “anti-gun” territory of California. They brought us the 9C1 9mm compact. This year, they’ve released a new series of pistols with 3-Gun shooters in mind.

Elite Race Line Pistols

Called the “Elite Race 9mm Pistol” series for obvious reasons, this new class of pistol is built with the competitor in mind. The Elite series features a textured grip providing comfort for hands of any size, while promoting a secure hold on your pistol while shooting.

The backstrap design reduces felt recoil and the effects of muzzle rise with a palm-filling hump, which acts as a shock-absorber by transferring energy straight back to the meatiest part of your hand, allowing for quicker follow-up shots and target acquisition.

FMK pistols are known for their smooth, easy triggers with quick reset, which also contributes to faster follow-up shots while keeping sights “on target.”

The Elite Race 9mm Pistol line comes standard with a beveled mag-well for easier magazine insertion assuring faster “hot” tactical reloads during high stress situations in competition, or urban settings.

FMK custom slides are manufactured to accept all GLOCK compatible sights. The Elite Pro Plus slide comes fresh from the factory milled for Vortex Viper, Vortex Venom or Trijicon RMR optic sights.

All models come standard with a loaded chamber indicator for both visual and physical proof your pistol is loaded/unloaded. Slides have both front and rear serrations ensuring positive grip for slide manipulation and press-check. Stylish cutouts shave weight and add good looks to the slide.

All Elite Race 9mm Pistol frames come from the factory with Picatinny rails for any laser/light accessories.

Some Specs

The FMK Elite Race Pistol weighs in at 23.05 oz., and is 6.85″ long. Height is 5.09″ and width is a slim 1.14″. The barrel is 4″ of stainless steel and the Plus Model is a threaded 4.5″. The frame is polymer.


ELITE: Custom Trigger, night sights
Elite Plus: Add threaded barrel
ELITE Pro: No threaded barrel, add red-dot sight
ELITE Pro Plus: Same as Pro, add threaded barrel

All FMK pistols are manufactured in the U.S. The Elite Race Pistol series is available with either a 10+1 or 14+1 magazines to keep state requirements in check.

If the FMK Elite Race performs flawlessly in competition, it will perform flawlessly for you in the street.
MSRP varies on model from $475.95–679.95.

Source: Exclusive: FMK New Elite Race Pistols For 3-Gun Shooters | American Handgunner

New Weapon, Lasers & Optics for Holsters 

New Weapons:

  • Beretta 84 FS Cheetah Image result for beretta cheetah 84
  • Beretta APX RMR and Threaded Barrel
  • Colt Cobra Gen 2
  • Kahr ST9
  • Rex Zero 1S Image result for rex zero 1s
  • Sig Sauer P229 Legion RX Image result for sig p229 legion rx
  • Sig Sauer P226 Legion RX
  • Sig Sauer 1911-3.3 RMR Sight
  • Smith & Wesson M&P Shield .380EZ
  • Smith & Wesson L-Frame 2-¾”
  • Springfield Armory Range Office Elite Compact 45-4”
  • Walther PPQ SC Image result for Walther PPQ SC
  • Wilson Combat 1911-5” with Rail C&L
  • Wilson Combat 1911-4” with Rail C&L
  • Wilson Combat EDC X9 C&L

New Lasers and Optics:

  • All RMR, Romeo-1 sights, red dots, in all brands (lucid, truglo, vortex, tacticon and all others) Image result for vortex red dot
  • All Viridian E-Series lasers: lcp, lcp2, glock 42/43, glock 17/23/32/19/22/26/27, tcp, xde, G2, 709s, xds, 238, bersa thunder and ccp. Image result for Viridian E-Series
  • Lasermax LCP2 GS-LCP2-GImage result for Lasermax LCP2 GS-LCP2-G


Coming soon:

Viridian X5L Gen 3

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California teachers put new pressure on gun sellers – CBS News

Their $222 billion pension fund threatens to sell its shares in any that resist its push to limit sales

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – One of the largest public pension funds in the nation voted Wednesday to use its financial might to pressure gun retailers across the country to stop selling military-style assault weapons and accessories like rapid-fire “bump stocks” used at the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting.

The $222.5 billion California State Teachers’ Retirement System said it will try to unseat board members at companies that resist and could dump their stock if they still refuse to conform to laws already in effect in California.

The fund plans an accompanying publicity drive to leverage the student-led nationwide push following the February massacre at a Florida high school. Fund officials also are lobbying other pension funds and investors to join their campaign. The system funds pensions for more than 900,000 public school educators and their families.

Aside from outlawing bump stocks and restricting assault-style weapons, California bans sales of magazines holding more than 10 bullets and assault rifles that can rapidly be reloaded.

Opponents said the board is setting a dangerous precedent.

If Congress and other states won’t act to prevent schools “from becoming killing fields, then let’s take the battle to where the money is,” said state Treasurer John Chiang, a Democrat who led the push and is running for governor in next month’s primary election.

The board acted as Democratic state lawmakers introduced legislation that would require the nation’s largest public pension system to similarly pressure retailers to stop selling military-style weapons and attachments. The $350 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System declined to do so in March.

Both the teachers and public employee funds had already divested from assault weapon manufacturers after the 2012 slayings at a Connecticut elementary school.

San Diego area teacher Jessica Moore told board members Wednesday that her job now includes plotting exit routes and comforting children during lockdowns. “I think in terms of taking a bullet for them,” she said tearfully.

Retired teacher and San Diego gun control advocate Carol Landale urged the board to “hit the gun industry in the pocketbook.”

“I do not want my dollars invested in an industry that sells weapons that kill children,” Landale said.

Gun Owners of California Executive Director Sam Paredes in an email called Chiang’s support “a desperate move by a desperate politician trying anything to gain attention.”

Firearms Policy Coalition spokesman Craig DeLuz said: “Lawmakers are moving beyond unconstitutionally regulating guns and toward using the force of government to bully and coerce the market. This isn’t a slippery slope. It’s a cliff that hostile government actors are forcing people and businesses to walk off.”

The teachers’ fund invests about $465 million in 10 retailers, but the bulk — $344 million — is in Walmart (WMT), which did not respond to a request for comment.

Walmart is among retailers that already stopped selling assault weapons and bump stocks, and Chiang could not say what more he wants the company to do. Sen. Anthony Portantino of La Canada Flintridge, who is carrying the related legislation, said recent changes by Walmart and other retailers show the power of public pressure.

Board member Paul Rosenstiel said the fund’s investment represents less than 1 percent of Walmart’s stock and questioned devoting $280,000 for two staff members to coordinate the fund’s lobbying effort. But he went along when the fund’s chief investment officer, Christopher Ailman, said he’s working to recruit other funds to join the effort.

“We are going to do our part,” said the fund’s investment committee chairman, Harry Keiley. “Sadly, it will not end the horrific violence in America’s public schools but … we did what we could.”

Source: California teachers put new pressure on gun sellers – CBS News

DUMP YETI-Anti-Gun, Anti-NRA 

Suddenly, without prior notice, YETI has declined to do business with The NRA Foundation saying they no longer wish to be an NRA vendor, and refused to say why.They will only say they will no longer sell products to The NRA Foundation.

They are refusing to support the NRA Youth gun and safety programs. I will not support them in any way.

I wrote them a letter, you can to:





Source: DUMP YETI | Texas Gun Talk – The Premier Texas Gun Forum

New Weapons and Lasers Available for Holsters :) March 2018 

  • COLT PYTON 6″ .357
  • CZ 75 COMPACT P-01(C&L)
  • CZ 97B (C&L)
  • CZ P-07 (C&L)
  • CZ P-09 (C&L)
  • Taurus PT111 Gen 2 Compact
  • S&W M&P Shield 40 performance center porter
  • GLOCK 37
  • H&K VP9SK
  • S&W M&P 9 M2.0 4.25″
  • S&W M&P 9 M2.0 5″(AMBI SAFETY)
  • S&W M&P M2.0 .40 COMPACT 4″
  • SPRINGFIELD 911 .380
  • 1911-6″ RAILED
  • SIG SAUER P365
  • TAURUS 66-4″
  • Coonan .357 Magnum Classic 5″
  • Sig Sauer P220 Long Version Hunter 5″ 10mm
  • STI 2011 Nitro 10
  • Sig Sauer P320 X Carry
  • Sig Sauer P320 X Five Fullsize
  • Wilson Combat EDC X9 (Railed/Nonrailed)
  • S&W TRP 8
  • Crimson Trace LG-485
  • Crimson Trace LG-485 G
  • Crimson Trace LG-482
  • Crimson Trace LG-497 G
  • Crimson Trace LG-362 G
  • Crimson Trace LG-807 G
  • Crimson Trace LG-497
  • Insight Laser for S7W Bodyguard 38
  • Inforce -APL-light (Fullsize only)
  • Truglo Micro Tac
  • Truglo Tru Point
  • Streamlight TLR-7
  • Streamlight TLR-8
  • Viridian RM 380
  • Lasermax SPS-C-G






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