Tom Gresham, who does the great GunTalk call-in radio show and Personal Defense TV (which will be on the Sportsman Channel and assorted other cable venues, instead of its old home on the Outdoor Channel, when its third season airs beginning next month) was doing an interview with Alan Gura, the masterful attorney who orchestrated the free people’s victory in the Heller decision.
It occurred to Tom that this was an occasion suitable for a fine commemorative firearm. He approached Paul Pluff, the public relations guru at Smith & Wesson, and Paul was as excited about the idea as Tom. The Second Amendment Foundation got into the act, and voila: the commemorative is here.
It’s a Smith & Wesson Model 442, the “hammerless” Centennial Airweight, a short barreled five-shot .38 Special revolver. It’s an excellent choice for concealed carry, and particularly apropos since Washington, DC is fighting the Supreme Court’s decision tooth and nail. The city’s initial response was that it would register only revolvers instead of semiautomatic pistols.
This neat little pocket-size gun would fit even DC’s registration standards. I can think of no better way to thumb one’s nose at anti-rights Washington mayor Adrian Fenty…and, God knows, some well-deserved nose-thumbing is certainly due in that direction.