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  • AR-15 Question

    12/05/2014 7:31:09 AM PST · by PROCON · 53 replies
    Vanity | Dec. 5, 2014 | Vanity
    Quick question for you gun aficionados.
  • Dr. at Airport with AR15 Cleared: Police said "see if they're willing to be a victim."

    11/09/2014 5:43:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A few months ago, Dr. Steinmetz decided to make a political statement by carrying a slung AR15 type rifle at the Phoenix Airport.  Enforcers at the Airport decided that they would punish his statement.  Because of surveillance video, it became clear that Dr. Steinmetz had not broken any law.   Instead, it was likely that the police had broken the law with false arrest. This did not put Dr. Steinmetz in the clear.  Prosecutors have extremely strong immunity.   They can make your life miserable for months and years, and not face any consequences, especially if they have the backing of...
  • Battle Rifle Company

    10/22/2014 4:27:08 PM PDT · by 7thson · 11 replies
    Do any Freepers know anything about the Battle Rifle Company? I saw one of their rifles in the latest issue of America's 1st Freedom.
  • The $1,200 Machine That Lets Anyone Make a Metal Gun at Home

    10/01/2014 9:26:49 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 28 replies
    W I R E D ^ | 10.01.14 6:30 am | Andy Greenberg
    WIRED.COM can not be linked to or excerpted according to 'Da Rulz', but I wanted to pass on that the site has an article up about how the creator of the 'plastic gun' has now come up with a computer-controlled milling machine that can create an AR-15 lower receiver. More details at site... Ignore the link above, it only leads to the FR index page. The link to read the article is here: http://www.wired.com/2014/10/cody-wilson-ghost-gunner/
  • Nolan blasted for “unsafe and dangerous” handling of firearm

    09/24/2014 5:51:08 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    Politics Minnesota ^ | 9-24-14 | Michael Brodkorb
    The Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee strongly criticized Congressman Rick Nolan (D-MN8) today after a picture was tweeted of Nolan committing a “significant firearms safety violation.” Bryan Strawser, the executive director of Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee, said in a press release: A picture[1] posted this morning on Twitter showed Mr. Nolan holding an AR-15 rifle with his finger on the trigger while in close proximity to others…The basic rules of firearms safety, taught to students as young as 12 in MN DNR hunter safety classes, state clearly that one’s finger should be kept off the trigger until...
  • Police charity raffling semiautomatic rifle, pistol

    08/20/2014 9:19:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 20, 2014 | Teri Sforza
    Perhaps the most important thing to know is this: It’s perfectly legal for a police charity to raffle off a semiautomatic rifle and a semiautomatic pistol. Whether it’s entirely appropriate, however, may be another story. Several deputy sheriffs’ associations – including those in Orange County and San Diego – sold tickets for the rifle raffle on behalf of another organization (one ticket for $5, five tickets for $20). The grand prize: An AR-15 rifle which, in some incarnations in years past, fell under the federal assault weapons ban, and was on the failed 2013 Assault Weapons Ban’s no-no list.
  • Doctor with AR15 at Airport Official Statement

    08/07/2014 6:45:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Open Carry in Arizona Statement made 4 August, 2014 Statement of Dr. Peter N. Steinmetz "I consider myself to be a freedom activist, a man of peace and a responsible American citizen. I fully respect the rule of law and have complied with it my entire life. I am also an educated and responsible gun owner who has earned the legal right to have a concealed weapons permit. I have received extensive training in the safe handling of firearms as well as the substantial legal responsibilities that accompany firearms ownership. I enthusiastically support the rights of my fellow Americans...
  • Sarah Palin’s ‘AR-15 makes a great gift’ tweet sends social media in tizzy

    05/16/2014 1:18:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2014 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    In case you’re wondering, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has some gift-giving advice: Give them an AR-15. In a tweet, she wrote: “Innovation found only in the USA! You know, an AR-15 makes a great gift — what more says, “I love you”? Eh, you …” and then she included a link to her new Sportsman Channel show, “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” airing Thursdays at 8 p.m. Predictably perhaps, social media took to trouncing her tweet. Someone with the handle Monkey Bear Dinosaur wrote: “@SarahPalinUSA You are a terrible person.” Jeff Mandell wrote, The Blaze found: “@SarahPalinUSA you’re a...
  • Armed Thug Taken Down by Homeowner with AR-15

    05/15/2014 8:08:19 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies
    WRAL via Youtube ^ | 5/13/14 | WRAL via AllYouCanEatNews
    Armed Thug Taken Down by Homeowner with AR-15 Jonathan Haith says he was sleeping in his Henderson, North Carolina, home on Monday morning when heard a light knock on his backdoor. He ignored the noise at first — but a second louder noise coming from the "laundry room area" got his attention in a hurry. The loud bang was the sound of an armed thug kicking in his door. Haith quickly grabbed his AR-15 semi-automatic rifle from under his bed and prepared to confront the unwelcome intruder.
  • 13 assault rifles stolen from Chicago rail yard

    05/11/2014 4:52:33 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    My Fox Chicago ^ | May 10, 2014
    13 assault rifles stolen from Chicago rail yard Posted: May 09, 2014 4:16 PM CST Updated: May 10, 2014 3:09 AM CST CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Authorities are investigating the theft of 13 semi-automatic assault rifles from a freight train container at a South Side rail yard, the Sun-Times is reporting. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was notified about the theft of Smith & Wesson AR-15 Sport rifles in the early morning hours of May 4th, said ATF Special Agent Thomas Ahern on Friday. Thieves had broken into a freight train car operated by Norfolk...
  • LOCKED AND LOADED: Assault rifle helps youth baseball team

    04/29/2014 9:17:22 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 37 replies
    kfor ^ | April 26, 2014 | La'Tasha Givens
    ELK CITY, Okla. - An online firestorm over a youth baseball team’s fundraiser, the prize an AR 15 rifle. During practice Catch cultivated his curve ball while Tayte worked on his fielding. They were getting ready for a big Saturday game But the topic sparking the most conversation is the team’s fundraiser. No baked brownies or lemonade stands, the Elk City Outlaws are raffling off an AR 15 riffle. Concerned parents called NewsChannel 4, others quickly showed outrage online. One person wrote: “Why in the world would you have 6, 7, 8 & 9 year olds selling raffle tickets for...
  • AR-15 Piston conversion question

    04/05/2014 7:55:40 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 21 replies
    04/05/14 | Self
    I have been thinking of putting a piston conversion kit on my AR-15. What brand have you used and what is your experience?
  • Freedom in the Sawdust [AR-15 lower receiver made of wood]

    04/04/2014 6:47:53 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 5 replies
    Barking Moonbat Early Warning System ^ | 4/3/14 | Barking Moonbat Early Warning System
    What is this thing? It’s a homemade, custom sized, plywood lower receiver for an AR-15. No permits, no licenses, no serial numbers. No casting, no machining. Not even very much metal. Just precise measurements, very careful assembly, and lots of sanding. And some epoxy. Oh, and quality hardwood furniture grade plywood. And it’s going to work. As a pistol. Follow the progress over at Summer Patriot / Winter Soldier ... John Jay is also hard at work on another wildcat cartridge, this time a .375 shorty.
  • Alabama congressional candidate shoots up Obamacare bill in new ad

    03/26/2014 7:13:09 PM PDT · by Radio Free Tuscaloosa · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 26, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    An Alabama congressional candidate uses a .40 Glock pistol, a .270 Cooper rifle and an AR-15 to destroy a copy of the Obamacare bill in a new video released by his campaign. The message in candidate Will Brooke’s video, shared first with The Daily Caller on Wednesday, is clear: Republicans have been successful in taking shots at Obamacare, but it’s going to take “more extreme measures” to get rid of it. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/26/alabama-congressional-candidate-shoots-up-obamacare-bill-in-new-ad-video/#ixzz2x7nwK5ha
  • Gun enthusiasts build their own weapons [Ares Armor: background from 2013]

    03/17/2014 2:53:59 AM PDT · by deks · 16 replies
    FOX 5 San Diego ^ | January 29, 2013 | Misha Di Bono
    As gun sales skyrocket across the country, an Oceanside shop that let’s you build your own guns says its business is booming too. Ares Armor offers gun enthusiasts a novel way to exercise their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. “Under the Gun Control Act of 1968, an individual can make a weapon for personal use, but not for sale or distribution,” said Ares Armor owner Dimitrios Karras. It’s legal and his business is through the roof. “We are flooded with orders right now,” he said. Ares Armor allows customers to buy all the parts needed to build a weapon....
  • California gun parts store refuses to turn over customer list to federal officials

    03/15/2014 9:49:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 15, 2014
    The owner of a California store that sells gun parts to build rifles from scratch is refusing to turn over his customer list to federal officials. Dimitrios Karras, owner of Ares Armor in Oceanside, told Fox5SanDiego.com that Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents are investigating his business because it sells AR-15 lower receivers, which contain the gun’s operating parts. The company sold thousands of 80 percent receivers in with colors showing where the customer can drill, making it easier and cheaper to build. The ATF said the sales are illegal and demanded the company turn over the products...
  • CA Gun Store Owner Refuses to Give Feds Customer List (ATF Seeks Buyers of AR-15 Lower Receivers)

    03/13/2014 7:42:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | March 12, 2014 | Misha DiBono
    Gun store owner refuses to give feds customer list OCEANSIDE, Calif. – The owner of an Oceanside store that sells various gun parts to build a rifle from scratch refused to turn over his customer list to federal agents. Dimitrios Karras, owner of Ares Armor, said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents were investigating their business, not for what they sell, but for the people who purchase their products. Karras said the ATF threatened to shutter their business if they didn’t hand over the names of 5,000 customers who have purchased an 80 percent lower receiver (the...
  • U.S. Firearm production sets record in 2012: AR-15 production up over 100%

    03/10/2014 8:05:36 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8:39 AM 02/22/2014
    By NRA-ILA The number of firearms manufactured in the U.S. for sale to American customers hit an all-time high in 2012, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (BATFE) new Firearms Manufacturers and Export Report. American firearm manufacturers produced roughly 8.3 million firearms for sale in the U.S., a new record, up 33 percent from the 6.2 million produced for American customers in 2011. The report shows not only that Americans valued firearms in 2012 more than ever before, but also that they particularly valued the kinds of firearms that gun control supporters have tried the hardest...
  • Gunning for God: Troy, N.Y. pastor to hold church raffle for AR-15-type rifle

    03/09/2014 5:04:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, March 6, 2014 9:27 PM | Glenn Bain and Rich Schapiro
    Praise the Lord—and pass the ammunition! An upstate pastor is planning to give away an unholy raffle prize at an upcoming service: an AR-15 assault rifle. “We’re honoring gun owners and hunters,” the Rev. John Koletas, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Troy, told the Daily News. “And we’re being a blessing and a help to people who have been attacked, viciously attacked, by socialists and anti-Christian people—the politicians and the media.” […] “I think it’s sending the wrong message entirely,” said the Rev. Willie Bacote, a pastor of Missing Link AME Zion Church in Troy and a prominent anti-gun...
  • TacCon 3MR Trigger Review [video only]

    02/17/2014 12:29:09 PM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 2-16-2014 | Military Arms Channel
    The TacCon 3MR trigger is a drop in system that allows the user to fire their AR15 rifle more quickly that a standard trigger allows for. The TacCon 3MR requires no modification to your rifle and the result is a very streamline and integrated system. It's an alternative to the popular bumpfire stocks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zCMZSLZwBo
  • Cosmetic tweaks to AR-15 thwart New York's 'ban' on assault rifles

    02/14/2014 10:08:43 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/14/2014 | Maxim Lott
    Simple design tweaks are allowing gun makers to get around restrictions New York put in place following the 2012 school shootings in Connecticut, prompting some critics to say the laws were mere window dressing. New York lawmakers passed the SAFE Act last year, and announced with fanfare that it effectively banned the sale of “assault weapons.” But AR-15s, the most popular type of guns often referred to as assault weapons, are sold in Empire State gun shops, freely and legally. The gun is being marketed by Stag Arms as a "New York-compliant AR-15," and features a slightly modified stock and...
  • Arizona Senate Panel Approves Bill to Nullify Federal Gun Laws

    02/11/2014 6:20:03 AM PST · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-10-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right News Today, an Arizona state senate committee approved a bill that would virtually nullify all federal gun acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations. The vote was 6-3.Along with twelve sponsors and co-sponsors, Arizona State Sen. Kelli Ward introduced the Second Amendment Preservation Act in the Grand Canyon State. SB1294 prohibits the state from enforcing “any federal act, law, order, rule or regulation that relates to a personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition within the limits of this state.” “We’ve sat back and allowed the federal government to trample the Constitution long enough,” Ward said. “We’re going...
  • HISSY FIT: The New AR-15 Design is Compliant with “SAFE Act” and Has Gun Control Activists Pouting

    02/10/2014 11:38:28 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 2/10/14 | Jonathan S.
    Prototypes for the newly designed AR-15 are hitting gun shops across New York, as gun shops and machinists have designed a rifle that complies with the anti-gun law. At least one gun shop has received a letter from state police saying that the new AR-15 style rifles should be legal in the state as long as they don’t have some of the features that the law prohibits. The new gun law bans all kinds of semi-automatic rifles that have been labeled with the “assault” term even though these are very common rifles and are no more powerful than the average...
  • Texas Candidate Giving Away An AR-15 (Legal or illegal? Smart or not smart?)

    01/08/2014 4:36:23 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 30 replies
    Timothy Delasandro for State Representative ^ | 01/08/2014 | Timothy Delasandro
    Win an AR-15! - Timothy Delasandro for State Representativehttp://www.timothyfortexas.com Register below for an AR-15 (Sig Sauer SIGM400 Enhanced)! Contest ends on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Must be a legal Texas resident 18 years of age to enter.
  • Hey! I've got an AR-15 Question

    12/21/2013 1:10:11 PM PST · by Wingy · 69 replies
    Vanity | 12/21/2013 | Wingy
    Well folks, I've got an AR-15 Colt Match with HBar and I'm thinking about changing it from a gas system to a piston and rod system. I don't plan to use a suppressor.
  • FL: Rare, Robber With AR-15 or Facsimile Has Poor Muzzle Discipline(video)

    11/04/2013 7:50:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 5 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Very interesting series of photos from the security camera make for a choppy video.   What is clear is that the robber has virtually no tactical sense, no backup, little situational awareness, and focuses on the money. If anyone there had a firearm and felt threatened, this guy would have been done.   Notice that in the last two or three images, he has his hand off the pistol grip, muzzle pointed away from anyone, and eyes focused on the money.  The video is grainy enough that I cannot be sure if what he is holding is a real AR-15 type...
  • AR-15 80% lower question

    11/02/2013 10:06:47 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 40 replies
    me | 11-2-13 | TZ
    So if someone theoretically has an 80% lower(for personal ownership/use only) and could find a machinist to finish the 20%, is the machinist or owner of the lower in violation of any federal goobermint laws? If not, is there a place to find and print chapter and verse as proof of this? If the the theoretical owner were to press the "start" button on a programmed CNC machine, would the theoretical owner then be considered the maker/manufacturer?
  • ***[YOU MUST SEE THIS PHOTO]*** Suspect in Northern Calif. standoff surrenders

    10/28/2013 8:59:38 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 288 replies
    KNOX ^ | Oct 26, 2013
  • 3 Calif. Kids Hurt as Police Gun Fires at School [police left loaded AR-15 lying around]

    10/24/2013 6:20:20 AM PDT · by grundle · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 24, 2013
    Chino, California Three children were injured by shrapnel after a fellow elementary school student pulled the trigger of an assault rifle mounted on a police motorcycle during a school assembly, authorities said. The AR-15 was locked to the side of the motorcycle that was on display at Newman Elementary School on Wednesday during an anti-drug program when a student managed to fire it, Chino police spokeswoman Tamrin Olden said.
  • Calif. Gov. Brown vetoes bill banning semi-automatic rifles

    10/11/2013 1:01:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 11, 2013 | Don Thompson
    Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned future sales of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, part of a firearms package approved by state lawmakers in response to mass shootings in other states. The governor announced signing other gun-related legislation on Friday but rejected the centerpiece bill, which would have imposed the nation’s toughest restrictions on gun ownership.
  • Gov. Brown Vetoes Centerpiece Bill Putting New Restrictions On Gun Ownership

    10/11/2013 1:46:43 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 43 replies
    CBS 5 KPIX ^ | October 11, 2013 1:16 PM | AP
    <p>SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned future sales of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, part of a firearms package approved by state lawmakers in response to mass shootings in other states.</p>
  • These moronic hunters actually shot and killed a rare albino moose

    10/11/2013 6:25:01 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 276 replies
    My, don't they look proud. But after shooting this rare albino moose near Belle Cote in Nova Scotia last week — and posting the pics to social media — the trio has sparked considerable outrage, particularly among the region's Mi'kmaq indigenous community. These guys breached a kind of unwritten code of conduct that has also upset many in the hunting community.
  • 12 people murdered with Joe Biden-inspired weapon. One killed with AR 15

    09/19/2013 8:56:37 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-19-13 | DrJohn
    Aaron Alexis seems to have listened to Joe Biden and taken his advice. Back in February Biden said: "You don't need an AR-15," he said. "Buy a shotgun! Buy a shotgun!" And that's what Aaron Alexis did. Back then Bided added: "I have two shotguns at home. No one is going to come and take my guns." Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHZ7zXLvOkYAaron Alexis did buy a shotgun- legally: Aaron Alexis legally purchased the shotgun he used to kill 12 people, the FBI said Tuesday. FBI Assistant Director Valerie Parlave also told reporters that Alexis only had the shotgun -- not an...
  • Deadly Combination: Political Correctness in a Gun-Free Zone

    09/18/2013 11:56:08 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-19-2013 | Larry Elder
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., after another mass shooting, predictably wasted no time in demanding still more gun control legislation. This week, a killer with a valid ID entered the Washington Navy Yard in southeast D.C., a military facility where 16,000 people -- mostly civilians -- work. He killed 12 people and wounded several others at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, where 3,000 people work. The suspect, Aaron Alexis, who was killed at the scene, was a 34-year-old former Navy reservist, employed by a military contractor after an honorable discharge. It is unclear which of the three firearms found near...
  • Idiots Against Guns

    09/18/2013 11:51:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-19-2013 | Michael Reagan
    The Idiots Against Guns in the media and Congress overdid it this time. Not wanting to miss a chance to politicize a shooting tragedy, the anti-gun nuts went berserk Monday when news broke that a man had gone on a rampage at a D.C. naval base and killed 12 people. Long before the facts were known or clear, The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN and their liberal cousins launched their latest gun-control jihad. Seizing on an early report from the scene that Aaron Alexis used an AR-15 assault rifle, the Idiots Against Guns pulled out their hymnbooks and...
  • MILLER: New York Times gets it wrong, media obsessed with linking AR-15 with Navy Yard shooter

    09/17/2013 7:42:14 PM PDT · by ltc8k6 · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Emily Miller
    Miller: New York Times gets it wrong, media obsessed with linking AR-15 with Navy Yard shooter The liberal media is so obsessed with linking the Navy Yard shooter with the AR-15 rifle that it is making up false tales of Aaron Alexis trying to obtain one. The New York Times attempts to give the impression that a so-called assault-weapon law stopped Alexis from buying a rifle in Virginia, but that is not true.
  • AR-15 Was Used in Navy Yard Shooting ... by Police to Stop Aaron Alexis

    09/18/2013 5:33:38 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/18/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    It turns out an AR-15 was used after all in the Navy Yard shooting....by police to stop Aaron Alexis from continuing his rampage. From the New York Times: On Monday, Mr. Alexis entered the Navy Yard, a secure military facility near the Capitol, killing at least 12 people before he was fatally shot by the authorities. The police say Mr. Alexis, 34, acted alone. On Tuesday, the authorities said it had taken only two minutes for officers armed with AR-15s to arrive at the navy yard once they received the first of many 911 emergency calls. In case you're wondering,...
  • Media uses false narrative about AR-15 to push gun Control

    09/17/2013 4:03:02 PM PDT · by Red Statements · 22 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Sept 17,2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Multiple liberal news outlets use a false narrative of Washington Naval Yard shooter, Aaron Alexis, used an AR-15 in his attacks. Piers Morgan, the New York Daily News, and CNN, among a host of others having been playing up the AR-15 angle in an effort to revive their gun banning laws. Reliable sources have reported that Alexis had a shotgun and two pistols. it is believed he brought the shotgun and removed the two pistols from his victims. The real question is how could someone with a long history of mental problems get access to such a secure area. That...
  • AR-15: Anti-Gun Narrative Blows Up In Face of CNN, Daily News [ Shotgun used not AR15 ]

    09/17/2013 10:12:15 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 74 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Sept 17 2013 | John Nolte
    The FBI has just confirmed that a shotgun and two pistols were recovered, and that the "gunman was NOT armed with [an] AR-15."
  • The Media on Activist Autopilot with Embarrassing, Preemptive AR-15 Bashing

    09/17/2013 10:24:22 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 17th, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    “This was a model of how we can cover news with both immediacy and in depth, with new tools, traditional skills, and enduring values.” This was Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron’s glowing assessment of his outlet’s performance on Tuesday in the wake of Monday’s horrific massacre at the Washington Navy Yard. This assertion may be a bit premature, considering the paper’s decision to publish an editorial demanding action to address how an ostensibly mentally ill man acquired his guns – including a shotgun, a variety of pistols, and an AR-15. But this call to action is based on erroneous...
  • Gunman did not use AR-15 assault rifle, officials now say

    09/17/2013 10:14:16 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 27 replies
    Philly.com/Associated Press ^ | 9/17/2013 | BRETT ZONGKER
  • CNN: Washington FBI Confirms no AR-15 was used in Navy Yard Attack

    09/17/2013 7:07:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 136 replies
    Twitter ^ | Sept 17th, 2013 | Pamela Brown
    FBI Washington field office just confirmed gunman was NOT armed with AR15. Spokesperson says 1 shotgun and 2 pistols recovered— Pamela Brown (@PamelaBrownCNN) September 17, 2013
  • Navy Yard shooting: AR-15, back in the news -- briefly

    09/17/2013 2:14:44 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 141 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/17/2013 | Ben Brumfield, CNN
    It has been called the most popular rifle in America, and it's back in the spotlight after Monday's shooting at the Navy Yard: The AR-15. Authorities said when Aaron Alexis unleashed a barrage of bullets Monday, he was carrying a rifle and a handgun. But he did most of the shooting with the weapon used in so many other rampages that shocked the nation: List of 4 other shootings. < SNIP> With Monday's incident, the gun will likely be in the crosshairs again. And again, it's likely nothing will change. < SNIP>
  • M16 Full Auto Suppressed [video only]

    08/30/2013 6:01:03 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 8-30-2013 | hickok45
    Shooting and discussing the iconic M16 / AR15 / M4 platform. The upper on this select fire lower is actually my 6920 Colt, which performs flawlessly. Thanks again to Silencerco for bringing by a nice bag of "toys."
  • Retailer Dick's Sporting Goods misses estimates, shares fall (stopped carrying AR's)

    08/20/2013 8:43:18 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 52 replies
    Aug 20 (Reuters) - Dick's Sporting Goods Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly results as fewer customers visited its stores due to cooler and wetter weather and weakness in consumer spending. Shares of the company, which sells footwear, apparel and camping gear, fell 5 percent to $48.25 in premarket trading. Consumers have tightened spending amid higher payroll taxes and gasoline prices and a slowing job market. A host of retailers from Macy's Inc to Wal-Mart Stores Inc have reported tepid sales for the latest quarter.
  • California Representative Henry Waxman Introduces Bill to Ban "Assault Weapons" Parts Kits

    As California Congressman Henry Waxman promised, he has introduced a Bill to ban the sale of “Parts kits” for “Assault Rifles, Assault Shotguns, and Assault Pistols." This also includes a ban on Receiver blanks. The Bill defines an “assault weapons parts kit as: “ any part or combination of parts not designed and intended for repair or replacement but designed and intended to enable a consumer who possesses all such necessary parts to assemble a semiautomatic assault weapon…” Which raised the question of vagueness in the law as to which components of an “Assault Weapons Parts Kits” could be sold...
  • Trayvon Martin Supporters Make Shocking Threats Ahead of Verdict

    06/28/2013 11:41:09 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 191 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jun. 27, 2013 6:57pm | Dave Urbanski
    ‘If Zimmerman Get Off, Ima Go Kill a White Boy’: Trayvon Martin Supporters Make Shocking Threats Ahead of Verdict As the murder trial of George Zimmerman marches on, supporters of slain teen Trayvon Martin are vowing to carry out disturbing and deadly acts of violence if Zimmerman is not found guilty.
  • Rock River Arms versus Armalite for first AR-15 (Vanity)

    06/25/2013 10:47:46 AM PDT · by Patriot95 · 43 replies
    I was just wondering if I could get some Freeper advice on the first AR-15 purchase. I've heard great things about both, but would appreciate any input from those with multiple ARs.
  • The Military-Style Rifle 'Bubble' May Have Burst

    06/23/2013 10:18:12 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6-24-2013 | Rob Wile
    The Military-Style Rifle 'Bubble' May Have Burst Rob Wile June 23, 2013, 6:53 PMDemand for military-style rifles like the AR-15 have peaked, according to one account (as Tweeted by NYCAviation's Phil Derner Jr.). Nick Leghorn, the testing and reviews editor for TheTruthAboutGuns.com, says he recently attempted to sell another assault rifle, a 16" modified 300 Blackout rifle online. But he found the market wanting, and ended up settling for an offer $700 below the list price. He continues: When I walked into the local Cabela’s and saw racks upon racks of AR-15 rifles (pictured above)(Can't post the Getty image) for...
  • GOP Rep. Notices IRS Agents Training with AR-15s During DHS Tour: ‘I’m Looking Into the Issue Now’

    06/12/2013 1:51:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 113 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | June 12, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    This little item could give the IRS’ whole “targeting” conservatives scandal a brand-new twist. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) tweeted that he observed IRS agents training with AR-15s when he toured the Department of Homeland Security: A few weeks ago when I toured a DHS facility I saw #IRS agents training with AR-15's. I'm looking into the issue now. #PJNET