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  • AR-10 vs AR-15

    06/13/2018 9:15:38 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 37 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/13/2018 | J Hines
    We can all agree that ARÂ’s are not only reliable but are great at short ranges from 0 to 300 yards. But what if you want to reach out further to 400 yard or 1000 yards? For the larger cartridge would the AR be able to deliver the same punch as its cousin the .308 or 6.5 Creedmoor? Before making the decision to go with an AR10 or AR15, lets take a look at the comparisons.AR-10 The AR10 rifle is an air-cooled lightweight rifle that is gas operated and comes with the 7.62mm (.308) barrel. uses the standardized 7.62x51mm loads...
  • A Weapon Far More Important Than The AR-15

    06/08/2018 10:54:18 AM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    echnology continues to advance at an unprecedented rate, and the technology of weaponry is no different. The science fiction of ten or twenty years ago is now becoming a reality. Killer robots are on the rise. And no, I’m not joking (as you will see below). There has been a loud debate in recent months over citizens’ rights to own AR-15s. Gun rights advocates are strongly in favor of citizens having the right to own AR-15s and so am I. The government-backed anti-gun groups are against this right for obvious reasons. However, to compensate for rapidly evolving technology, citizens will...
  • ICYMI: Boulder Just Banned Ownership of AR-15 Rifles

    06/05/2018 8:38:53 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4 Jun, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, this is no shocker. Bolstered by the Supreme Court’s inaction on answering the question concerning the constitutionality of assault weapons bans, slices of Blue America have taken it to its limits—and by limits I mean passing ordinances that are totally unconstitutional. In Deerfield, Illinois, the village has banned the ownership of AR-15 rifles and other firearms liberals find scary. Yet, it goes beyond that, because the definition of an assault weapon (yes, I know not a real term) is so broad. Essentially any firearm that uses a detachable magazine that holds more than ten rounds is a so-called assault...
  • Gun groups want a restraining order against Deerfield's assault weapons ban before..

    06/03/2018 8:18:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | June 1, 2018 | Karen Berkowitz
    Full Title: Gun groups want a restraining order against Deerfield's assault weapons ban before it takes effect in 2 weeksGun-rights advocacy groups are asking a Lake County Circuit Court judge to bar the village of Deerfield from enforcing its ban on assault weapons that is set to kick in June 13. The ordinance enacted April 2 by the Deerfield Village Board gives residents until June 13 to turn in any guns that fit the village’s definition of assault weapons, remove them from the village or modify the guns so they’re no longer considered assault weapons. The ordinance empowers the town’s...
  • Molon Labe: State Bans Popular AR-15 Accessory—Not a Single Person Complies

    05/30/2018 9:22:37 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 70 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 29, 2018 | Rachel Blevins
    State police were shocked to find that after banning bump stocks and threatening violators with 5 years in prison, not a single resident has complied. The state of New Jersey has become the latest to ban bump-stocks for firearms, and despite strict threats to owners who refuse to turn their newly illegal devices over to police, not a single resident has complied with the new law. The legislation banning the popular A-15 accessory, Senate Bill 3477, went into effect immediately after it was signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie in January, and it gave residents 90 days to “voluntarily...
  • ... art installation ... in Chicago ... with replica AR-15s 'for rent'

    05/20/2018 2:21:15 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 May 2018 | Staff
    Art exhibit has been dubbed the Chicago Gun Share Program. Each bike slot is filled with an AR-15 to show just how easy it is to get a gun in US. Exhibit was created by the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 'We're hoping the Chicago community can take advantage of this...and learn how simple it is for a civilian to obtain a weapon of war.' Also included in the exhibit is a screen that allows people to donate to the Brady Center. At least 862 people have been shot in Chicago in 2018 and 173 people have...
  • Why Science and Experience Command That You Buy an 'Assault Rifle'

    05/07/2018 8:38:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/7/2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    It must be nice walking through life believing that the paradise the founders built here in North America is the natural state of man, and that we can therefore forgo the difficult and dangerous tasks associated with defending it. But some of us don’t have the luxury of illusions. We know that peace and civilization are not the natural state of man, and that the black swan events that we have somehow convinced ourselves could never happen do happen with startling regularity. And this is why you should buy guns and ammunition. Specifically, you should own, at a minimum, a...
  • A Fun and Useful Rifle for the Woods: Setting Up an AR-15 for Hunting

    05/07/2018 1:05:06 AM PDT · by JayCh · 13 replies
    Minute Man Review | Jay Chambers
    With the bad press the AR-15 is getting lately, even from so-called Second Amendment advocates, it would seem that the future of the Swiss Army Knife of rifles is grim. “They’re not hunting rifles,” they say. “They were only ever designed to hunt two-legged targets, and that’s all they can ever do! They are ASSAULT WEAPONS.”
  • Abington man with AR-15 involuntarily committed for a mental health evaluation

    05/04/2018 2:00:30 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 44 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 5/4/2018 | Erin McCarthy
    The man who was seen earlier this week toting an AR-15 through the streets of Abington Township has been involuntarily committed for a mental health evaluation – not for openly carrying the long gun but for making concerning comments to friends, police said Friday. The man, who has only been identified as an adult resident of the Montgomery County township and a current or former Penn State student, was taken in for an evaluation mid-morning Thursday after friends reached out to police via social media, authorities said. The man’s AR-15 was confiscated as well. “This case illustrates the very complex...
  • Man toted AR-15 in Abington to 'gauge the political climate,' police chief says [PA]

    05/02/2018 8:21:41 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 13 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 5/1/2018 | Erin McCarthy & Joseph A. Gambardello
    Police first encountered the man walking the streets of Abington with an AR-15 rifle slung across his back around 8:30 p.m. Friday. In talking with officers that night, he gave only his first name and explained that he “wanted to educate the public about his right to carry this weapon,” Abington Township Police Chief Patrick Molloy said. “He also wanted to gauge the political climate of Abington Township.” When that same man resurfaced Monday afternoon, carrying the same type of semiautomatic weapon through the North Hills, Ardsley, Glenside, and Abington Shopping Center sections of the township, residents became alarmed. Sightings...
  • What Does AR stand for in AR-15?

    05/01/2018 4:58:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/1/2018 | J Hines
    AR stands for "Armalite Rifle", named after the company that developed this firearm. Contrary to popular beliefs it is not "assault rifle" or even "automatic rifle". Brief History of the AR The rifle was first used during the Vietnam War as an alternative to the M-14 rifle. Ok, lets back up a bit here’s a short history of it. In the late 1950s, the gun manufacturer Colt purchased the rights to the rifle but had difficulty selling it to the U.S. military. The ArmaLite Division of Fairchild is the first phase of the company’s history and where it built the...
  • (Pro-2A Student) Kyle Kashuv Interrogated By Broward County Deputies After Range Trip

    04/23/2018 4:33:59 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 166 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 04/23/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    Kyle Kashuv is a Parkland student who, just like Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg, was at Douglas High School the day Nikolas Cruz murdered 17 of his classmates. Unlike Gonzalez and Hogg and many other Douglas survivors, Kashuv has been a lone, persistent student voice in favor of gun rights and the Second Amendment. Despite his support for the right to keep and bear arms, Kashuv didn’t own a firearm and had never fired one. That changed over the weekend when he went to a range with his father. He tweeted stills and video of the range session. As...
  • AR-15 Effective in Defending against Multiple Home Invaders

    04/24/2018 11:46:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Young Woman Carrying AR15 style Rifle in Yuma Arizona On Sunday morning, April 15, 2018 at about 4 a.m. in Glen St. Mary, Florida, a group of seven masked home invaders barged into a mobile home located on County Road 125. A shot was fired by one invader. Two of the four occupants of the home responded with armed force. One of the residents had an AR15 style rifle. The person with the AR15 said they fired over 30 rounds while repelling the invaders. One invader was killed and others wounded. No resident was injured. As soon as the...
  • Wisconsin Crybullies Fail to Disrupt Charity Gun Raffle

    04/23/2018 12:35:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Even in extremely liberal Madison, Wisconsin, there is a core of Second Amendment supporters. Friends of the NRA is not a political group. The events are meant to raise money for things such as shooting ranges and teaching firearms safety. They are not allowed to endorse political candidates. It is clear that Friends of the NRA are Second Amendment supporters.  The Friends of the NRA in Madison, Wisconsin, held their 26th annual fundraising event on 11 April 2018. The event has been non-controversial for 25 years. This year the event drew some crybullies who want to tell other people...
  • Waffle House Shooter Had Been Arrested in ‘Restricted Area’ Outside White House Last Year

    04/22/2018 1:23:03 PM PDT · by Politically Correct · 106 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 22 Apr 2018 | DAN ZIMMERMAN
    As more is becoming known about Travis Reinking, the suspect wanted for murdering four people in a Nashville area Waffle House this morning, we’re hearing a familiar refrain. Reinking was well known to both federal and state authorities. In July 2017, the U.S. Secret Service arrested Reinking for being in a “restricted area” near the White House, according to the Secret Service. After the arrest, his Illinois firearms authorization was revoked and local Illinois police seized four weapons. The firearms were given back to his family. “Among the weapons seized by those authorities was the AR-15 rifle used at the...
  • US: 4 dead after nude gunman opens fire on restaurant

    04/22/2018 11:01:08 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 45 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/4/18
    Four people are dead and several more wounded after a gunman opened fire on a restaurant in a predawn shooting Sunday morning outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Local authorities launched a manhunt for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, who is believed to be the shooter. “Murder warrants are now being drafted against Travis Reinking,” police tweeted. Nashville police said Reinking had fled the scene naked, and asked locals to report any sightings of a naked man walking the streets to authorities. "If you see a nude guy walking around this morning call the police department," Metro Nashville Police Department’s Don Aaron told WTVF....
  • Guard shoots 3 suspected burglars at Katy Freeway gun store

    04/17/2018 10:18:23 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 27 replies
    KHOU Houston ^ | 4-17-2018
    HOUSTON --- A security guard at a gun store along the Katy Freeway shot three suspected burglars early Tuesday, according to the Houston Police Department. The crime and shooting happened at the Full Armor Firearms in the 11900 block of Katy Freeway. Around 2:07 a.m. the security guard reported an attempted break-in in progress at the store. He then reported he was involved in a shootout with the suspects. The wounded suspects fled the scene and later crashed their car. All three were then transported to the hospital with a police escort. One of the three suspects is said to...
  • 300 Blackout vs 556 – Which Caliber is better?

    04/12/2018 5:13:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/12/2018 | J Hines
    The only drawback from the AR platform is the 5.56 cartridge. Some folks want a little more punch. There have been some cartridges that have come down the pike as an alternative, but the only one that stands out is the .300 AAC Blackout. One of the ways to test out this debate is to do a terminal ballistic testing. Terminal ballistics of a round are the qualities it has when it hits the target. The sectional density, the relationship of its mass and its weight, its ability to penetrate rather than fragment, and the wound channel it creates due...
  • Police: Officer Finds 12-Year-Old Carrying Loaded AR-15 On Philly Street

    04/10/2018 8:47:43 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies
    CBS 3 PHILLY ^ | 09 APRIL 2018 | CBS 3 PHILLY
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For one police officer in Philadelphia’s 15th District, a report involving a 12-year-old boy armed with an assault rifle will be a call he’ll never forget. Police say 19-year-old Michael Mitchell was armed with a handgun when he was arguing with his neighbor on the 2200 block of Kennedy Street over the weekend. During the altercation, police say Mitchell asked his 12-year-old brother to go grab an assault rifle.
  • Michigan Build Your Own AR-15 VFW Class Attracts Professor’s Ire

    04/08/2018 1:12:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post 4073 in Marshall, Michigan was the site of a class to teach people to build AR-15 rifles. The class had been scheduled for months. This was the third year the popular class was held at the post. Chris Walden of Walden's Firearms taught the class to about 60 participants. This year was a little different a professor from Albion College, W. Jeffrey Wilson organized a protest of their peaceful, voluntary activity. No one at the VFW post or Chris buckled under to the bullying of the protesters. The protest drew national attention....