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  • The 1950s Embodied: The AR-10 Converted to Belt-Feed

    04/30/2016 10:26:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 4/29/2016 | Nathaniel F
    The mid-late 1950s… Could there be a more optimistic time in United States history? I feel there’s no better rifle to illustrate the industry, innovation, and unbridled optimism of that time than the Armalite AR-10 7.62x51mm select-fire military rifle. Made of aerospace materials, using an advanced operating mechanism, and weighing in at an inadvisably light 7 pounds and change, unloaded, the AR-10 was an exercise in logic of the type best said “we have defeated Germany and Japan, and split the atom, why shouldn’t we do this?”
  • More U.S. gun regulation is inevitable (dumbasses)

    04/30/2016 10:18:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Francis Wilkinson
  • Inside Amy Schumer takes on gun violence in exclusive preview(Yewwwwww)

    04/28/2016 10:46:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    ew.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | Madeline Boardman
    Never one to shy away from controversial topics, Amy Schumer found her latest fodder for Inside Amy Schumer in gun laws. The Emmy winner and former Entertainment Weekly cover star spoofs loopholes in gun laws in the episode airing Thursday – a subject that is close to Schumer’s heart after the 2015 shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana at a screening of her hit movie Trainwreck. “This was a sketch that Amy personally felt really strongly about,” Dan Powell, executive producer for Inside Amy Schumer tells EW. “The whole writers room piped in with jokes and ideas and things like that but...
  • Missouri Passes Bill Allowing Citizens To Open Carry Without A Permit

    04/27/2016 8:30:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/27/2016 | Christian Datoc
    The Missouri House of Representatives passed a “Constitutional Carry” bill Monday, protecting the rights of citizens to carry handguns without a permit. House Bill 1468 — introduced by Representative Eric Burlison — passed by an overwhelming 112-37 vote and will now head to the state Senate.
  • Target: Men in Girls’ Restrooms Okay, Armed Law-Abiding Citizens Not Okay

    04/26/2016 10:49:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/25/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Target allows men to use the same restrooms as ten-year-old girls and has made it clear that it would prefer law-abiding citizens to enter its stores unarmed. On April 20, Breitbart News reported that Target released a statement in which they equated opening girls’ restrooms to men as part of “equality.” The statement said, “Inclusivity is a core belief at Target. It’s something we celebrate. We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected and welcomed in our stores and workplaces every day.”
  • ATF Soliciting Comments on Proposed Revisions to the Firearms Transaction Record “4473”

    04/26/2016 10:43:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    blog.princelaw.com ^ | 4/12/2016 | Adam Kraut
    ATF opened the comment period to the proposed changes on the 4473 on April 7 and is accepting comments until June 6, 2016. Link to the Official Document. The proposed ATF 4473 can be found here. I encourage you to review the proposed 4473 and submit comments to help improve the form. You may submit comments by emailing Carolyn King, Firearms Industry Programs Branch FederalRegisterNoticeATFF4473@atf.gov.
  • Poll says Nevadans favor gun control for those on terror watch, no-fly lists(HUH?)

    04/26/2016 10:23:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | WESLEY JUHL
    A new gun control campaign is targeting Nevadans. A group founded by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, is pushing for new laws that would bar people on the terrorist watch list and the no-fly list from purchasing firearms. However, gun rights and civil rights groups continue to raise concerns about due process over those lists. The group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, said a majority of Nevadans would support a federal law prohibiting people on the FBI’s terrorist watch list or the no-fly list from buying firearms, according to poll results released Tuesday. Public...
  • Poll: 72% of Americans do not support lawsuits against gun manufacturers

    04/26/2016 9:55:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The issue of nuisance lawsuits against gun manufacturers has moved well beyond the courtroom drama playing out with the Sandy Hook families. Bernie Sanders has managed to drive Hillary Clinton further to the left as she seeks lines of attack against the Vermont Senator, coaxing her into calling for the repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) in recent campaign stops. That may serve her purposes in the primary, but how well does such a position play nationally as we look forward to the general election in November? A new survey conducted by Harper Polling indicates...
  • Gun Control and Background Checks

    04/24/2016 4:41:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/24/2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    President Obama has had enough with Congress not bending to his will regarding essential points in which he wants to contour the Second Amendment rights of citizens having guns. He started the year with a bang having his team scour the thousands of pages of federal laws to find “loopholes” they could fill. He proposed a new executive action to which we all must react..... As we stated, President Obama has used this as an attempt to force laws down the throats of the American people. The president has said in effect ‘if you don’t like what I did then...
  • Harriet Tubman Was A Gun-Toting Republican

    04/22/2016 3:19:19 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There are some knee-jerk reactions to the seemingly "political correctness run amok" move to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. But the replacing of the slave-owning founder of the Democratic Party with a gun-toting black Republican may spark a political debate worth having and unearth historical truths worth learning. As PJ Media described the announcement: The first woman on United States bank notes will be the famous abolitionist and Republican Harriet Tubman, Politico reported Wednesday. She will give the boot to the nation's sixth president and a major figure in the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson,...
  • Oklahoma Senate Concurs with House: Second Amendment Is Your Open Carry Permit

    04/22/2016 9:41:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 20, the Oklahoma Senate voted 37-9 to pass legislation recognizing that the Second Amendment is a sufficient open carry permit. The legislation, HB 3098, had already passed in the House by a vote of 73-15. According to News 9, the Senate passed the bill via “a procedural move that forces the bill into conference committee” for one final look before it heads to Governor Mary Fallin (R). If changes are made to the bill while in committee, it will be brought back to the Floor for another vote. The decision to return to committee came after some senators...
  • New Orleans City Council to consider 5 gun-control measures(DOH!)

    04/22/2016 8:55:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    nola.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | Ben Myers
    The gun-control proposals that Mayor Mitch Landrieu will publicly announce on Friday (April 22) include restrictions on who can carry guns, as well as the places and manner in which guns can be carried. The measures would also outlaw guns without serial numbers and require gun-theft victims to notify police within 48 hours, according to a draft ordinance.
  • Clinton Vows to Spend 'Every Single Minute' as President to 'Change Gun Culture'

    04/22/2016 7:26:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    At a meeting with families of gun-violence victims in Hartford, Conn., today, Hillary Clinton vowed to use "every single minute of every day" to "change the gun culture" in America.
  • TX: Dallas Wal-Mart Has .22 LR in Stock Below 7 Cents per Round (Is it gone yet? LOL!)

    04/18/2016 8:40:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 4/17/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wall-Mart .22 rimfire has been uncommon for three years now. When President Obama pushed for more infringements on the Second Amendment, starting in 2013, the demand for .22 rimfire skyrocketed. Instead of raising prices on the ammunition sufficiently to bring demand down to reasonable levels, manufacturers tried to keep prices stable to earn customer good will. It failed as a strategy. With the demand so high, less public entrepreneurs purchased all the .22 they could obtain, then offered it over the Internet, at gun shows, and other venues, at three to four times the price purchased. The producers stayed with...
  • We Have A Thug Culture Problem, Not A Gun Problem(Continued)

    04/18/2016 8:05:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 4/18/2016 | Bob Owens
    A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in a shooting in Knoxville Saturday night after a “anti-gun violence” basketball tournament. Add his small body to the sacrificial pile at the Alter of Failed Culture.
  • Hillary Kissing Al Sharpton’s ***: ‘The Man Who Killed Trayvon Martin Should’ve Never Had A Gun(T)

    04/18/2016 7:35:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    downtrend.com ^ | 4/14/2016 | Brian Anderson
    If there was ever any doubt that Hillary Clinton’s real agenda is to completely disarm all Americans, it was removed on Wednesday. The democratic frontrunner actually said that a law-abiding citizen with no felonies who passed two background checks should not have been allowed to have a gun. Hillary was continuing her shameless pandering of the black vote by speaking to Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in New York yesterday. This entire video is as puke-inducing as it gets, but let’s focus on what she said at the 26:50 mark: “The man who killed Trayvon Martin should have never had...
  • Advocates: Vegas woman slaying illustrates findings of study(UBC)

    04/17/2016 12:57:12 PM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 4/17/2016 | unknown
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The shotgun killing of a Las Vegas woman on a neighbor’s doorstep as she fled from her ex-husband and pleaded for help illustrates a deadly trend found in a study of the link between firearms and domestic violence-related homicides, gun-control advocates say. Everytown for Gun Safety and the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence released a survey this week that they said shows women in Nevada are far more likely to be fatally shot by an intimate partner than women in other states.
  • Nevada: Secretary of State Assigns Bloomberg Gun Control Initiative, Question #1 on the November

    04/12/2016 8:45:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 4/11/2016 | unknown
    Today, April 11, the Nevada Secretary of State announced that the Bloomberg gun control initiative will be Question #1 on the November ballot. This initiative would make common firearm transfers illegal unless conducted through a federally licensed firearms dealer, absent limited and narrow exceptions (so-called "universal" background checks). This November, Nevadans will have the opportunity to vote down this unnecessary and unenforceable proposal which Governor Sandoval already vetoed in 2013. Bloomberg’s NYC propaganda may say this is a gun safety measure, but we all know that this measure has nothing to do with safety or addressing crime and would only...
  • Hillary Clinton Swells ‘Gun Violence’ Numbers 66% During NY Speech

    04/12/2016 7:46:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/11/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    According to FOX 10 Phoenix, Clinton took the mic at GVPD by stating her admiration for Rep. Israel then quickly turned her attention to gun control. Once on the topic, she wasted no time in restating a false claim her campaign has been pushing throughout the current presidential primary season: namely, that approximately “90 people a day die from gun violence.” She added, “That is 33,000 people a year.”
  • NFL Coach Sean Payton: ‘I Hate Guns,’ It’s ‘Madness’ We’re ‘Hanging Onto’(stick to fball coach)

    04/12/2016 7:31:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/11/2016 | Dylan Gwinn
    In the wake of the murder of his former player, defensive end Will Smith, this weekend, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton issued a challenge to Black Lives Matter, to stand-up and protest black-on-black violence, the same way they protest white-on-black violence. Actually, he’s not. That would be helpful. Instead, he’s calling for a gun ban. In a USA Today Sports article, Payton let fly:
  • Alaska Senate votes to allow concealed guns on UA campuses

    04/11/2016 11:32:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 4 replies
    Alaska Dispatch news ^ | April 7, 2016 | Rashah McChesney
    The bill's sponsor, Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, said gun-free zones on campuses make them targets for killers. He highlighted the growing number of mass shootings in the United States in recent years. "I don't want the students and the faculty at the University of Alaska to be a soft target as the dial seems to be ratcheted up over the last few years," he said. The measure passed by a vote of 13-5.
  • Shotgun, nearly 200 rounds of ammunition recovered at Holland Tunnel: police

    04/10/2016 1:48:10 PM PDT · by arl295 · 96 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | 4/10/2016 | Caitlin Mota
    JERSEY CITY -- A traffic stop near the Holland Tunnel yesterday evening lead to the recovery of a shotgun and nearly 200 rounds of ammunition, a police spokesman said. At about 6:30 p.m., a police officer saw a blue plastic drum in the back up a pickup truck that had just passed through the Holland Tunnel toll plaza. The officer stopped the vehicle driven by a Pennsylvanian man to make sure there were no hazardous materials in the drum, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. Police asked the driver Marlon Murphy, 45, of Easton, if there were any weapons in...
  • The Folly of Suing Gun Manufacturers

    04/10/2016 9:17:52 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10 Apr, 2016 | Jay Caruso
    It is somewhat amusing watching two Democrats battle it out over firearms. Hillary Clinton has been attacking Bernie Sanders over his answer regarding lawsuits against firearm manufacturers due to the criminal acts perpetrated by others. Currently, firearm manufacturers and firearms dealers are covered under the Protection of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act which became law under President George W. Bush in 2005. It became necessary when states and cities began filing lawsuits against the manufacturers. Critics said they were attempting to make law through litigation, and they were right. The lawsuits were punctuated with demands that dealers track guns they...
  • Gun Show Held At Wisc. High School Draws Protesters

    04/09/2016 5:26:16 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 46 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 4/9/16 | WCCO
    An annual gun show held at a school in western Wisconsin sparked protests on Saturday. The Indianhead Rifle and Pistol Club held their day-long gun show at Spooner High School. The event is one of the group’s major fundraisers and drew in hundreds of people. Some of those people showed up in protest to voice their concerns about holding a gun show at a school. “Many people in our community do not believe this is a good idea. It’s not safe,” said Sherrie Wiegand, the protest organizer. “It’s hypocritical for vulnerable adolescent students who see that they can’t come even...
  • Home Depot security guard about to be attacked by tire iron is saved by armed citizen

    04/09/2016 4:11:19 PM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 9, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    Another example of a concealed carry citizen saving the day unfolded in Texas last week. At a Home Depot store in Amarillo, a man suspected of stealing power tools was confronted by the store’s loss prevention officer in the parking lot, reported KVII-TV. The two ended up in a struggle after the officer caught the suspect, 35 year-old Ricky Solis, when he tried to flee. Another man stepped in and tried to help Solis escape, police said, kicking the loss prevention officer in the face. The second suspect then retrieved a tire iron from his car and allegedly returned to...
  • FRAUDS: "Nevadans" for Background Checks making up facts

    04/09/2016 1:12:09 PM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    emailmarketing.grassroots20.com ^ | 4/9/2016 | Don Turner
    Patriots, I want to share with you the propaganda coming from the instigators of Bloomberg’s Background Check initiative. They are claiming to report “facts” when in reality they are making up data. Help us stop these criminals in Nevada. Here’s a screenshot of the message I was forwarded:
  • What Does the Second Amendment Mean?

    04/09/2016 7:24:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/9/2016 | David Deming
    It's one of the most controversial passages of the Constitution. Allegedly, it's also one of the most obscure and unintelligible sections. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, "a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Prior to the Supreme Court's decision in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), we were told for decades that the Second Amendment did not guarantee or even refer to an individual right. Based on the wording of United States v. Miller (1939), the theory...
  • Mariana Islands Pass $1,000 Handgun Tax After Outright Ban Declared Unconstitutional

    04/08/2016 4:01:52 PM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 8, 2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    The legislature in the Mariana Islands moved to impose a $1,000 excise tax on all handguns sold in the U.S. territory on Wednesday. The legislation comes after a federal court struck down its handgun ban late last month. . . . The bill also included a number of other gun control measures including establishing a number of gun free zones, gun storage requirements, and waiting periods
  • Medical Groups Seek Funds for Gun Research While Fire, Water Kill More Children

    04/08/2016 10:56:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/7/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    More than 100 medical groups are pressuring Congress to fund more gun-control research even though fire and water lead to far more accidental child-deaths than do firearms. According to The Guardian, “a coalition of more than 100 medical groups” sent Congress a letter Wednesday and requested money to fund gun research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Funding research that portrays gun-legislation as public health was disallowed in 1996, via the Dickey amendment. The amendment prohibits the CDC from using research money to “advocate or promote gun control,” and that prohibition has been applied to bar funding...
  • No license needed to carry handguns in Oklahoma under bill

    04/07/2016 9:01:07 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    KOCO/AP ^ | 04-06-2016
    Oklahomans would be allowed to openly carry firearms without a license, training or background checks under a bill that has easily cleared a Senate committee. ~SNIP~ The bill would allow anyone over the age of 21 to carry a firearm openly, unless they have been convicted of a felony. A license would still be needed to carry a firearm concealed.
  • What Miranda Lambert Wore to the Country Music Awards Will Outrage Leftists(ankle holster?)

    04/05/2016 5:56:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    politistick.com ^ | 4/4/2016 | Greg Campbell
    We are fighting a very cultural war that will determine how future generations view gun ownership. Because of this war, the left is likely to be none-too-pleased with country music star Miranda Lambert’s choice of attire at the Country Music Awards on Sunday. The country star won Female Vocalist of the Year at the awards for the sixth consecutive year. She came to the awards show with a tasteful dress, but with a small gun and holster attached to her pink stilettos. Predictably, the left was not amused with the subtle stance.
  • A Most Violent Year: Chicago is on track to having 500 homicides for 2016

    04/02/2016 9:41:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/1/2016 | Matt Vespa
    As the first quarter of 2016 nears an end, violence in Chicago has reached levels unseen in years, putting the city on course to top 500 homicides for only the second time since 2008. As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, homicides totaled 135, a 71 percent jump over the 79 killings in the same year-earlier period, official Police Department statistics show. That represented the worst first quarter of a year since 136 homicides in 1999, according to the data. Shootings have jumped by comparable numbers as well. As of Wednesday, at least 727 people had been shot in Chicago so far...
  • Florida dropping CCW costs for its 1.5 million carriers

    03/31/2016 8:40:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    guns.com ^ | 3/31/2016 | Chris Eger
    Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday signed a measure into law that, among other changes, drops the fees for Florida concealed weapon licenses. The 80-page appropriations bill dealing with Commerce and Tourism for the state was crammed with everything from exempting water-related amusement rides to authorizing tax collector offices and passed the state legislature without a single “nay” vote in either chamber. Relating to concealed carry permits, it reduced the license fee from $70 to $60 on the initial application and from $60 to $50 for renewals.
  • In Wake Of The Shooting, Should The Capitol Remain Gun-Free?

    03/31/2016 8:36:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    johnrlott.blogspot.com ^ | 3/30/2016 | John Lott
    Like so many mass public shootings, the gunman who attacked the U.S. Capitol on Monday first tried shooting a uniformed officer. Fortunately, the lone gunman was quickly subdued and no one other than the attacker was seriously injured. But it raises questions of what would have happened with a more coordinated terrorist attack. With terror attacks occurring regularly around the world, we can’t ignore the fact that the Capitol would provide a primary target for terrorists. Indeed, an FBI informant foiled such an attack in January. Police are crucial – probably the single most important factor in reducing crime. But...
  • 260,000 Vets Stripped of Their Gun Rights With a Single VA Gun Regulation

    03/30/2016 7:51:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    independentsentinel.com ^ | 3/26/2016 | S. Noble
    Two Senate Republicans are trying to find out why 260,000 vets have been stripped of their gun rights. The Veterans Affairs office has made it a practice to report veterans to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check system. If veterans need help doing paper work, they lose their rights. It’s clearly a violation of the Second Amendment. Any veteran who is assigned a fiduciary trustee to act on their behalf is automatically declared “mentally defective” and is reported to NICS, the database Federal Firearms Licensees use to determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy guns.
  • Unconstitutional: US Federal Court Strikes Down Restrictive Gun Law on Mariana Islands

    03/29/2016 8:52:02 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 29, 2016 5:00 am | BY: Stephen Gutowski
    A United States federal court ruled on Monday that the gun licensing law in the Mariana Islands Commonwealth violates the Second Amendment. The U.S. territory bans the possession or importation of handguns and handgun ammunition. It requires that all residents obtain a special license if they wish to possess a firearm. Those applying for the license, called a Weapons Identification Card, or “WIC,” are required to be either a U.S. citizen or U.S. national and to prove they have a good reason to possess a firearm. Self-defense is not among the acceptable reasons. Ramona Manglona, chief judge of the District...
  • Violence Surges in Chicago Even as Policing Debate Rages On

    03/29/2016 7:51:50 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/29/2016
    Late at night this month, the pastor’s phone beeped with a text message from an anguished parishioner. Andre Taylor, the church member’s great-nephew, had been shot and killed. “Dre had just turned 16,” the message on the Rev. Ira Acree’s phone read. “I think that it’s time to call for action and solicit help, have the National Guard to take over and patrol the Chicago streets.” Four days earlier, another text had appeared. A different parishioner’s granddaughter, Daysha Wright, a 21-year-old nursing student, had been shot to death in a car, leaving a 2-year-old son. At his desk at Greater...
  • ABC’s 'Quantico': Firearms a Privilege, Not a Right

    03/29/2016 5:31:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 3/28/2016 | Erik Soderstrom
    In last night’s episode of Quantico, "Turn," before a terrorist attack against the FBI Training Academy has even concluded, a visiting senator (Marcia Cross) rails against firearms, declaring their use a “privilege,” not a right. At least ABC’s Quantico got it right about how quickly opponents of the Second Amendment rush to politicize any shooting. Sen. Claire Haas: I'd like to acknowledge the brave men and women who defended our campus today. That includes one of our own -- trainee Perales. 330. That's the number of mass shootings in this country in 2015, an average of almost one per day....
  • Dear NYT Editorial Board, The AR-15 Does Not Fire In 'Rapid Bursts

    03/28/2016 5:04:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/27/2016 | Matt Vespa
    The Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this month almost made me forget about this fancy piece of fiction from The New York Times editorial board, which is that the AR-15 is an automatic weapon. The board was voicing their support for Americans to sue the gun industry; it’s a position that would certainly be abused by anti-gun liberals to litigate the gun manufacturers out of existence. We cannot let that happen. This nauseating March 4 op-ed was written as the families of Sandy Hook wait to hear if their lawsuit against Remington Arms can move forward:
  • Background check law blocks 50 gun purchases(hmmm)

    03/26/2016 7:06:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    king5.com ^ | 3/25/2016 | Chris Ingalls
    FBI records show that a total of 3,948 felons were caught trying to buy a firearm in Washington state last year. Almost all of those cases involved sales by licensed firearms dealers. Workman said the initiative is an inconvenience to more than a million Washington gun owners and it’s not been effective in punishing felons who break the law. “Have there been 50 arrests and 50 prosecutions?” Workman asked. State court records show there have been no prosecutions related to I-594.
  • ID: Governor Otter Signs Permitless Carry, Idaho Becomes Ninth Constitutional Carry State

    03/26/2016 6:49:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 3/26/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor C.L Butch Otter reluctantly signed SB 1389, the permitless "Constitutional carry" bill that was passed by the Idaho legislature. His office sent the transmittal letter(pdf) to the President of the Senate today, the 25th of March, 2016. Idaho becomes the eighth state to restore permitless or "Constitutional" carry. Vermont never restricted concealed carry from those who were not felons or mentally defective. Governor Otter stated that he signed the bill with some reluctance, because the bill did not have a training requirement for the carry of firearms. There has never been a legal requirement for training in order to...
  • Five Reasons To Reconsider The Ruger Mini-14

    03/26/2016 5:51:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 111 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/23/2016 | Brian Sheetz
    When it comes to .223 Rem. semi-automatic rifles, Ruger’s Mini-14 has long been one of the obvious choices. And it’s no wonder, considering it offers nearly the same handiness as the M1 Carbine, the ballistics of the AR15, and the feel of the classic M1 Garand and M14. The Mini’s popularity confirms its strong perceived relevance among a wide range of users, and sustained sales for more than 40 years is evidence of its sound design—even if it’s unfairly judged by the same criteria as today’s predominant platform, the AR, which enjoys the huge advantages of U.S. military adoption and...
  • Tennessee Lawmaker Buys Assault Rifle Online and Brings It to Work(So?)

    03/25/2016 7:53:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies
    time.com ^ | 3/23/2016 | Daniel White
    Hoping to prove a point about the ease of buying guns online, a Tennessee lawmaker brought a newly purchased assault rifle to work Wednesday. Rep. Mike Stewart said he found the AR-15 style weapon online Tuesday and picked it up in a restaurant parking lot without submitting to a background check, according to The Tennessean.
  • Sandy Hook Promise Mom Flags Warning Signs for “Gun Violence”

    03/25/2016 7:01:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 3/24/2016 | Robert Farago
    Sandy Hook Promise Mom Flags Warning Signs for “Gun Violence” By Robert Farago on March 24, 2016 Nicole Hockley is the founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise, a “nonprofit working to end gun-related deaths.” In the intro to Ms. Hockley’s TEDx talk she declares “On December 14, 2012, a mentally unwell young man with unrestricted access to high-powered firearms went to an elementary school in Sandy Hook, Connecticut and killed 20 first graders and six educators.” Unrestricted access? Adam Lanza shot his mother in the head and stole her guns. High-powered? As opposed to? You see, the thing...
  • Louisiana: Gun Control Measures Introduced in Louisiana Legislature

    03/23/2016 10:39:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 3/22/2016 | unknown
    The Louisiana Legislature convened for its 2016 Regular Session on Monday, March 14. Last week, NRA-ILA reported that important pro-self-defense measures were pre-filed in advance of session. Several restrictive anti-gun (and anti-private property rights) bills have also been introduced. All four of these bills have been referred to the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee. Please contact the members of the committee and politely urge them to OPPOSE these restrictive measures! Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact the committee members with your opposition!
  • UPDATE: Entertainment Industries Council Removes Anti-Gun “Depiction Suggestions”(Nuh uh)

    03/23/2016 10:14:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 3/21/2016 | Robert Farago
    In a recent post — The Entertainment Industries Council: Hollywood’s Anti-Gun Star Chamber — the NRA revealed a low-profile Hollywood-based anti-gun rights org. “The EIC provides those in the entertainment industry with a list of ‘Depiction Suggestions’ for how firearms should be portrayed on television and in film. Of the more than 30 ‘suggestions,’ a handful target the criminal misuse of firearms. However, the vast majority seek to portray legitimate firearm ownership as destructive and dangerous.” You can read the “best” of those suggestions at the link above. Meanwhile, know this: the EIC has pulled the webpage. Somehow I don’t...
  • VA: Program Offers $250 Reward for tips on Illegally Possessed Guns

    03/21/2016 7:54:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Richmond Police Department is trying an innovative approach to reduce violent crime.  Because the policy targets people who are not allowed to own guns, it might have positive effects.  David Kennedy has shown that most murders are committed by a very small group of violent individuals, usually associated with gangs and/or drug trafficking.  Identifying and focusing on those individuals has been shown to drastically reduce the murder rate.  One of the methods used to do this is to encourage people to turn in violent felons who illegally possess firearms.  Richmond Virginia has decided to run with this idea....
  • The Entertainment Industries Council: Hollywood’s Anti-Gun Star Chamber(Moron this initiative)

    03/20/2016 9:07:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 3/19/2016 | Robert Farago
    Does it ever seem like the entertainment industry needlessly interjects biased and politically-charged content into otherwise entertaining television programs or films? If so, rest assured you’re not unreasonably suspicious. Aside from the biases already attendant to the industry, the truth is that Hollywood is engaged in a concerted effort to propagandize unsuspecting Americans on certain political issues; and one of their chief causes is gun control . . . This is an important point noted earlier this week by Daily Caller writer Dan Griffin, who brought much-needed attention to the work of the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC). Core to EIC’s...
  • Why is this Anti-Gun, “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” Candidate still Running for President?

    03/18/2016 8:45:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 18, 2016 | Guest Columnist
    Tim Macy, Chairman of Gun Owners of America, wrote an open letter to Second Amendment supporters exposing Republican presidential candidate John Kasich’s real anti-gun agenda.Labeling Kasich the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” still in the presidential race, Macy points to Kasich’s close relationship with Leftist, Communist, billionaire George Soros. In fact, the Soros Fund Management is one of John Kasich’s top financial contributors.“This can hardly be a surprise,” Macy writes. His full letter can be read here. An abbreviated version is below.Kasich and Soros share two important traits: (1) their desire to mess up the Republican selection process for devious motives,...
  • Propaganda: Hollywood instructed to demonize gun owners on screen

    03/18/2016 12:26:00 PM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    personalliberty.com ^ | 3/15/2016 | unknown
    A Hollywood industry group is encouraging film entertainment producers, executives and writers to include anti-2nd Amendment propaganda in television and film plots. The Entertainment Industries Council (EIC)is providing Hollywood insiders to include scenes that make gun ownership look like a bad idea. EIC claims this is part of its mission of: “Encouraging the entertainment industry to more effectively address and accurately depict major health and social issues.”