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  • Open Carry at The Vertical Church with AR15 and Radio

    12/14/2017 4:25:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry at The Vertical Church in Yuma is common. It is not so common to see a rifleman outside of the front entrance. The Church takes security seriously. There is a dedicated security team that has several members at each service. Some members carry openly, some carry discreetly. There is nearly always double coverage as most security team members serve at one service and attend worship at another. Team members switch between open carry and discreet carry as is convenient. Members of the security team have a high percentage of active, former, and retired military and police. The...
  • Double Barrel AR-15 – the Snake

    12/05/2017 9:29:49 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/5/2017 | L Brien
    Chambered in .223 Rem./5.56 NATO, the Snake SBR was created by Armos Gulan from Israel. The reason for such an extreme design lies in the challenge that the Israeli tactical team had face while encountered in their missions. That is the “window of opportunity” to lay down more lead towards a target within that milisecond. For instances some scenario such as spotting a target crossing a path or goes through a window. So how do you deliver the maximum amount of fire power at that instances? Use the “Snake”, this was the main reason for its creation. This AR incorporates...
  • 110 Years of Semi-Auto Hunting Rifles

    12/02/2017 4:26:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Semi-automatic rifles have been common in the hunting fields in the United States for a hundred and ten years and more.  I picked up the Remington model 8 above at a gun show in Tucson a few years ago. The design has been popular for a long time. The rifle pictured was manufactured early in 1907. It was called the Remington Autoloading Repeating Rifle at the time. The Model 8 designation was applied in 1911. The rifle pictured was one of the first chambered in the .30 Remington caliber, Remington's ballistic equal to Winchester's .30-30. Unfortunately, the Remington model...
  • VIDEO: Gun enthusiast destroys assault rifle in wake of mass shootings

    11/26/2017 8:13:13 PM PST · by Antioch · 40 replies
    wfla ^ | November 18, 2017 | WFLA Web Staff
    RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. (WFLA) — A gun enthusiast from southern California says he is taking a step to help destroy gun violence. One of Chad Vachter’s prized possessions was a thousand-dollar AR-15 assault rifle. After seeing the growing number of mass shootings in the country, Vachter said he was fed up and decided to take a hammer to his gun, destroying it. “I can’t do it,” he said. “I can’t have something in my house that so easily could become a part of another situation like that, and I’m not going to be desensitized to it. I refuse to.” Last...
  • NRA Commentator Defends AR-15 Rights for Protection

    11/21/2017 4:52:18 AM PST · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/21/2017 | D Rasso
    An NRA commentator and former Navy SEAL stands up for the right to bear an AR-15 despite the negative sentiment that media is portraying the AR. Former Naval special warfare operator Dom Rasso speaks in the short video from the National Rifle Association. Rasso says if the founding fathers had known about the AR-15 they “wouldn’t have rewritten the Second Amendment — they would’ve fortified it in stone because they knew the only way for us to stay free was by having whatever guns the bad guys have.” Supporting that the AR platform is accurate and reliable, Rasso also adds,...
  • Why hunters are trading in traditional hunting rifles for the AR-15

    11/18/2017 6:57:29 AM PST · by Simon Green · 107 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 11/17/17 | Jack Billings
    AR-15s have long been a symbol of the tactical world, but black rifles are slowly creeping their way past military and law enforcement applications and into the world of hunting. Touting more caliber options, efficiency and modularity, the versatile platform is transforming the way hunters down prey, but what’s causing hunters to ditch traditional rifle set-ups in favor of modern sporting rifles? The biggest benefit to the AR, or modern sporting rifle, platform has always been its modularity. Unlike traditional bolt-action setups, gun owners can easily swap between an almost endless sea of uppers and lowers. This ability to...
  • 'They were not going to be victims': Cheektowaga police hail shooting bystanders as heroes

    11/16/2017 8:51:59 AM PST · by metmom · 32 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | Nov 15, 2017 | Aaron Besecker
    When gunfire erupted Tuesday afternoon outside a Dollar General store, two men at a neighboring business jumped into action. And now they're being called heroes by police. As a man started firing a pump action firearm into the discount store at Union Road and Gardenville Parkway West, Christopher Kaufmann, a manager at Daryll's Car Audio across the street, called 911. Mark Pinnavaia, the owner of Daryll's, grabbed his cellphone and keys and hopped into his Ford Focus in the parking lot. His initial intention, he said, was to maintain a good vantage point so he could be "the best witness...
  • Sandy Hook Gun Case Heads To State Supreme Court (Connecticut SC)

    11/14/2017 4:57:25 AM PST · by CGASMIA68 · 59 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 11/14/2017
    Families of nine victims who were killed and a teacher who survived the Dec. 14, 2012 massacre filed the lawsuit in January 2015 seeking to hold Remington Outdoor Co. liable, arguing it marketed the AR-15 to the public even though it knew the weapon was designed for military use. Full story at the link
  • Joe Biden: AR-15 Used to Stop Texas Church Massacre Should Not Be Allowed

    11/13/2017 11:24:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 13, 2017 | A.W.R. Hawkins
    During a November 13 appearance on NBC’s Today, former Vice President Joe Biden answered a question on Texas church attack hero Stephen Willeford by saying, “Well, first of all, the kind of gun being carried he shouldn’t be carrying.” His response came in response to an audience member who was asking how Democrats can justify pushing gun control when it was clearly the presence of a gun in the hands of Willeford that ended the attack. On November 6 Texas officials credited Willeford with ending the attack. Willeford, who is a former NRA instructor and current NRA member, ran out...
  • Trump's DOD Nominee: It Is 'Insane' That 'a Civilian Can Go Out and Buy an AR-15'

    11/09/2017 7:12:21 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-09-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    President Trump's nominee for Assistant Secretary of Defense For Health Affairs, Dr. Dean Winslow, told the Senate Committee on Armed Services on Tuesday that it is "insane" that American citizens can "go out and buy" an AR-15 rifle. He admitted that this statement could get him "in trouble with other members of the committee," but he felt it necessary to speak out against the Second Amendment nonetheless. Winslow gave this opinion after being asked about the Air Force's failure to report that mass killer Devin Kelley had been court-martialed for domestic abuse, which bans him from possessing a firearm. Rather...
  • The heroes of Sutherland Springs

    11/06/2017 9:48:26 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 6, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    Before the Texas church shooter encountered any police officers, he was run off a highway and dead. He had been shot and chased by two private citizens who took it upon themselves to respond to a heinous crime when no one with a badge was anywhere to be found. The church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, is another heart-breaking chapter in the country’s epidemic of mass shootings. Devin Patrick Kelley shot and killed 26 people and wounded another 20, accounting for nearly everyone in the small church. Dressed in black tactical gear, he killed the pastor’s 14-year-old daughter and eight...
  • Texas Officials Credit Armed Citizen with Stopping Church Massacre

    11/06/2017 4:29:07 PM PST · by libstripper · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Nov. 6, 2017 | AWR Hawins
    During a November 6 press conference, officials credited an armed citizen with stopping the church massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The citizen who stopped the Texas church attack is described as a man who grabbed his AR-15 before he grabbed his shoes. (My emphasis) Witness Johnnie Langendorff said the good guy with the gun–identified as Stephen Willeford–ran out of his house without any shoes, holding his rifle determined to end the attack on the church.
  • Air Force 'mistake' kept Texas shooter's conviction off background check database: Report

    11/06/2017 3:22:22 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 132 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11-6-2017 | Kara Zupkus
    The man who police say shot and killed 26 people in a Texas church was able to purchase firearms because the Air Force failed to enter his assault conviction into a federal database, according to a report.........
  • Shooter’s weapon described as AR-15 variant

    11/06/2017 1:29:53 PM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    www.expressnews.com ^ | 11/05/2017 | By J.p. Lawrence
    The 26-year-old man who walked into a Sutherland Springs church and opened fire did so with a variant of the AR-15, a popular rifle that is based on the military’s M-16, police said Sunday. The rifle used by Devin Kelley was the Ruger AR-556, Texas Department of Public Safety Regional Director Freeman Martin said in a news conference. The AR-15 is more of a category than a specific weapon. It is known for being customizable, with hundreds of variants, each with its own characteristics. Ruger’s AR-15 variant, the AR-556, comes with a suggested retail price of $849 and weighs 6.5...
  • Las Vegas shooter's laptop missing its hard drive

    10/25/2017 9:50:07 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 199 replies
    ABC go ^ | Oct 25, 2017, 12:15 PM ET | Jake Date, Mike Levine, Pierre Thomas
    A laptop computer recovered from the Las Vegas hotel room where Stephen Paddock launched the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was missing its hard drive, depriving investigators of a potential key source of information on why he killed and maimed so many people, ABC News has learned.
  • Leftists Hate Church Charity Raffle (Because Guns)

    10/14/2017 6:04:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In a virtue signaling display common on the left, the Washington Post published an article critical of a church for raffling two rifles for charity.  Amy B. Wang, a writer for the post, made a national story of the dislike of a leftist for the raffle of two AR-15 type rifles.Image from oxfordeagle.comFrom jacksonville.com: “I had a kid approach me: ‘Would you like to join a raffle? We’ve got two AR-15s.’ And I’m like, whoa,” Belden-Adams said. Just the Sunday before, a gunman had opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and wounding...
  • 3 in custody after assault-style rifle found in vehicle leaving O’Hare

    10/07/2017 8:58:33 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 121 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 10/07/2017, 07:20pm | Matthew Hendrickson
    Three people were taken into custody Saturday after a driver was pulled over as he left O’Hare International Airport and an assault-style rifle and handgun were found inside his vehicle. A pressure cooker was also found during the traffic stop, which happened shortly after 8 a.m. as the vehicle exited O’Hare Airport, according to Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Neither the guns nor the pressure cooker were believed to have been intended for any acts of violence in the city, which will see enhanced security measures during the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, police said. The vehicle was stopped after the...
  • Anamosa police chief shoots self in foot after responding to man threatening another person with gun

    10/07/2017 4:27:40 PM PDT · by iowamark · 37 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 10/7/2017 | Lee Hermiston
    Anamosa, Iowa — Anamosa Police Chief Bob Simonson was injured last month when his rifle accidentally discharged during a call for service. According to Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver, Simonson and a Jones County deputy responded to a 911 call at 2376 County Road E28 on Sept. 23. The caller reported a man was threatening another person with a gun. Graver said when authorities arrived on the scene, the suspect, 68-year-old Marvin Hunter, of Martell, was still on the scene. Hunter was taken into custody and now faces one count of first-degree burglary, a Class B felony. While the deputy...
  • Proof That A M240 Machine Gun Used In Las Vegas Shooting @ Mandalay Bay

    10/04/2017 5:55:25 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/04/17
    The rate of fire and waveforms match almost exactly. If you have ever used a bump fire you know they are finnicky at best and certainly not capable of firing a perfect 74 round burst as shown in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mXe9dk77bk&feature=
  • Make an AR-15 Lower from soda cans – Extreme recycling!

    09/29/2017 10:56:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 42 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/29/2017 | J Langenegger
    Want a new AR, but can’t afford it? No problem. Just collect soda cans and make one. Everybody loves getting new guns. Unfortunately for some of us, they are just aren’t in the budget. If you don’t have the cash for a new AR, you can always just start collecting soda cans. No, you don’t sell the cans; you melt them down and make your own AR. This guy is dedicated and pays attention to detail. After all the time and effort put into making an AR out of aluminum cans, you could probably buy one several times over, but...