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July 29, 2022


It's been a busy few weeks since my last message, both for me personally and the firearms community. We are facing some of the most severe firearms restrictions in our Nation's history. Today the House passed the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022 with its stated purpose "to ensure the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited." In other words... to infringe. They know it's unconstitutional, they said they don't care, they did it anyway. I told you they wouldn't be happy with red-flag laws... they weren't satisfied in 1934 with the National Firearms Act, they weren't satisfied in 1968 with the gun control act. They weren't satisfied in 1984 with the Hughes Amendment to FOPA, They weren't satisfied with the Brady Act, the Clinton Crime Bill, the executive orders signed into law by Obama... they won't be satisfied now, they will not be satisfied until you and I are disarmed and helpless.

Having witnessed the effects of the "assault weapons" ban from 1994-2004, I can tell you it wasn't fun, and it was a scary time to be a gun owner. The ATF was out of control and their level of force increased in a terrifying way. We are already seeing the ATF using intimidation tactics and violating federal law by compiling lists of gun owners.

Government + lists = bad.

There were unintended consequences, the militia movement, high profile incidents at Ruby Ridge and Waco, the Oklahoma City Bombing, these deadly incidents all had their roots in the Biden-Hatch Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 signed into law by Bill Clinton. Believe me, these laws will not have any affect on the criminals, just like they didn't in the late 90's, except perhaps making them bolder because the laws will only have an impact on their intended victims: law-abiding citizens like you and me.

Don't think things will stop there, the anti-gun politicians are having their moment and pressing their advantage. It will take a lot of effort to stop the anti-gun momentum and even more to reign-in some of the administrative powers that federal agencies... un-elected bureaucrats... are exercising. The NRA, sadly, was nowhere to be found. I don't think we can count on them being a powerful steward of our rights anymore. You are better off supporting groups like Firearms Policy Coalition and American Firearms Association.

We also need to let our politicians know that if they do not represent our interests, they will not have our support. Please do your part and let our "representatives" know that you do not support these restrictions, and consequently, it's going to cost them your support, financially and at the polls. If they demonstrate this level of contempt for one Constitutionally-guaranteed right, we cannot trust them with ANY them.

ADA Carbines

If you were fortunate enough to purchase one of the ADA caarbines, congratulations, if this tyranny passes the senate and is signed into law (which is likely) you will own a "grandfathered assault weapon." The same is true if you own practically any magazine-fed semi-automatic firearm including handguns. The value on these will increase astronomically. During the Clinton Crime Bill years from 1994-2004, "pre-ban" receivers, firearms, and magazines commanded prices double, triple, or more than "post-ban" firearms and accessories.

With these new regulations and the additional scrutiny on FFL's, I don't anticipate applying for an FFL again. That means the ADA Carbines and receivers in circulation now are the only ones there will ever be.

PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT! Don't let it get stolen from your home or vehicle by leaving it unsecured. Use quality ammunition - these are literally irreplaceable.
ADC15 Carbines
Did you purchase one of the ADA carbines? Have you added any accessories? Have you had it out to the range yet? How is it functioning and performing?

I'd like to hear your stories, and maybe share some of them in this newsletter - anonymously, of course.


Because I don't have a lot of faith in the current administration, I would say it is a good idea to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. Invest cautiously. While it may soon be illegal to buy standard capacity magazines, your existing supply is all you may ever have. Magazines break, and replacement parts will be needed. If you had a few bucks sitting around, I would say it is a good idea to purchase magazine springs. Not that springs break often, actually it's the feed-lips on magazines that typically give out first, but springs and followers are a good thing to have sitting around in my opinion.

Magazines for your defensive handguns and carbines will start to dry up, I'm sure Brownells, Midway, Optics Planet and the others are seeing insane traffic on their websites as people are trying to get in their last-minute purchases, especially for standard-capacity magazines.

I strongly recommend you consider having at least 5-10 magazines (or more) for each semi-automatic firearm you have. Magazines wear and break over time, you won't be able to get new ones to replace them. I would say stick with metal mags for your rifles as much as possible, aluminum or steel. The plastic magazines are much more prone to failure and breaking. For your pistols, especially your Glocks with magazines greater than 15 rounds, stock up now, don't wait.

After this bill takes effect, you might be able to find replacement standard-capacity magazines, but you will pay extravagantly for them and it won't take long for the supply to dry up.


Adaptive Defense Armory and Adaptive Defense Concepts New Mexico may not be in business anymore, but they live on through you. I'm going to throw out a suggestion that those of you who have attended my classes use our social media and other means to stay in touch with each other and get to the range. As important as skills with your gear are, it's even more important to build support among like-minded individuals locally, folks you can rely on and support. Help each other out, you will find that by observing and helping each other, you will learn more yourself. These skills are perishable. "Sharpen the saw" as the "7 Habits" folks would say. Besides, it's safer and more fun shooting in a group than individually, especially if you are using a "wild" range on BLM or Forest land.

If you are interested in being a part of an ADC Alumni shooting group, send me an email. I plan on setting up a "Signal" group. If you aren't on Signal yet, let me suggest it - it is a secure end-to-end encrypted messaging app.
Sorry this email isn't more cheerful, but today is a sad day for America and for liberty.

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