Honeoye Falls, NY -(Ammoland.com)- It’s the end of the year, the weather has been freezing all over the country, and we’re still catching up from last month’s sales promotions.
Despite the cold weather, several events have managed to get our blood to boil.
Right here in Texas, a spoiled teen gets out of any jail time after killing 4 during a drunk driving incident because his well-off family never taught him that criminal actions have consequences.
In Colorado, another school shooting. According to the Denver Post, the shooter described himself on facebook as “Keynesian” who was against gun violence and had anti-Republican views. He legally purchased a shotgun and ammunition and openly carried it and several molotov cocktails into his school seeking revenge against a debate-team instructor, asking several students along the way where she could be found.
While an innocent 17 year old was shot, things could have been much worse. No assault weapons ban, or high capacity magazine ban would have prevented this event from happening. A shotgun, glass bottles, flammable liquids and a lighter are within reach of most. The intent to harm another would exist in this case regardless of the weapon of choice.
While many details are still to be released, the quick response of one individual with a firearm ended this tragedy before any more were injured. Why did others not stop him before he got a shot off remains to be seen. Various reports claim that he was seen openly carrying a slung shotgun and even asking about the whereabouts of his intended victim.
Innocent lives were lost, and our hearts go out to the families of the victims. Also, this month we lost one of our members- Jeffry Bryan Reed, 45, lost his bitter eight-month battle with Burkitt’s lymphoma on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at a hospice in Fort Worth. It started with a simple request for a shoulder to cry on, but his thread touched us all, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP Jeff.
As this year comes to a close and we enjoy time with our families and loved ones, remember our service men and women who cannot be with their families, and those that have given there lives so the rest of us can.
Next month is SHOT Show. Until then, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year to all.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE GUNSTRUCTION TEAM!
As 2013 comes to a close the GUNSTRUCTION team is hard at work making sure our online, 3d, customizable, weapon builder is even better for 2014! Our vendor support continues to grow, and our next update, due late December, will include new parts from Black Rain Ordnance, Rainier Arms, Inforce, Mission First Tactical, and the Prezine Group (including Rogers and Wilson Combat, among others).
The next update will also include support for calibers other than .223 / 5.56. We are focusing on 300 blk, 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .22lr, and 9mm, with more calibers being supported as interest dictates.
Your feedback is critical to the success of GUNSTRUCTION, and something we take very seriously. By far the most common requests are related to support for mobile and tablet devices. Fear not! We’re happy to report that GUNSTRUCTION will be available for iOS and Android devices in early 2014. Watch for related announcements around SHOT Show in January.
What better way to put you in the holiday spirit than winning your dream AR? GUNSTRUCTION and Black Forge have teamed up to do just that in our “Build It, Win It” contest! Entering is fun and easy – build your entry in GUNSTRUCTION and email us the result! Complete details can be found here. The deadline is December 19th, so if you haven’t already entered, get on it!
This is just the beginning. GUNSTRUCTION is pleased to announce that every month throughout 2014 we will be holding firearm giveaway contests featuring parts from sponsoring manufacturers! So, come and make them, like you can only do in GUNSTRUCTION!
2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year as we keep adding to and improving GUNSTRUCTION. We appreciate your continued support and feedback and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!
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