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  • US appeals court upholds Maryland assault weapons ban

    02/22/2017 6:47:08 AM PST · by PROCON · 75 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 22, 2017 | AP
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland's ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent. In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., said the guns banned under Maryland's law aren't protected by the Second Amendment.
  • CA Gun Sales Surge Ahead of 'Assault Rifle' Ban

    12/21/2016 6:14:28 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 12/20/2016 | Liz Sheld
    Californians are rushing to purchase the evil AR15 semi-automatic "assault" rifle before a new ban goes into effect on January 1, 2017. Governor Jerry Brown signed the gun-control measure into law back in July and with a 10-day waiting period for all gun sales, time is running out to purchase the gun and take possession before next year. All of these newly purchased guns must be registered with the state before the deadline kicks in on Wednesday, December 21.

    12/16/2016 1:17:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 74 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 16, 2016
    OCEANSIDE, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York couple was horrified when a UPS delivery that they thought was a Christmas present turned out to be an assault rifle. Newsday reports ( ) that Joel Berman opened the keyboard-sized case in front of his wife and 6-year-old granddaughter Wednesday night in Oceanside, on Long Island.
  • Support for “Assault Rifles” Ban at all time Low Gallup

    11/07/2016 1:30:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland ^ | 28 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Gallop released results of a poll taken on the 5-9 of October, 2016.  The last time they had asked the question was in 2012.   Support for a ban is the lowest it has ever been, since the question was first asked.I am not surprised at the drop.  It indicates that the population is becoming more educated about crime and “assault rifles”.  Gallup notes that the drop in support for an “assault rifle” ban correlates with a general decline in trust in the government. Historically, people who own guns have been far, far less in favor of placing more infringements...
  • Guns that shoots around corner

    09/15/2016 8:00:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/15/2016 | J Hines
    Without leaving your Head out in the Open Guns that shoot around corners are more than grist for the mill of an old Bugs Bunny plot in a Saturday morning cartoon. They’re real, and were first used, with limited success, by the German army in World War II. The weapon in question was the STG44 Krummlauf, a variant of the standard STG44 assault rifle. Why on earth would you want to shoot around a corner? The better question is why on earth wouldn’t you? It’s a lot safer than standing out in broad daylight where the enemy can take shots...
  • Be the Salt and Light of change for Jesus [charismatic caucus]

    09/08/2016 1:15:17 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My opposition is you, the enemy has no chance against Me in any arena! So do not fear or give in to them but continue to take back My land for this land is the hearts of those yet to be saved. I am not found where a talent is wasted for it shall be given to another . . . My Kingdom is expanding not lukewarm and so as My Mighty Ones push right through the enemy lines, you will find me with those that press into ME for as they gather together to hear ME speak it is...
  • Forensic Expert Jennifer Lee Barringer. Hunting Rifle + Scope = Assault Rifle

    07/11/2016 9:13:20 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 106 replies
    Gun Free Zone ^ | 7-11-16 | Miguel
    “The difference between a hunting rifle and an assault rifle is, frankly, the scope that one puts on it. Scopes can be purchased online.” “Double shot weapons” “They can do it very easily with something you could purchase at a grocery store.”
  • Cops were ordered NOT to pursue Orlando gunman during massacre: Officer says he was told to wait

    06/22/2016 9:10:50 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 67 replies
    daily mail ^ | 6/22 | summers
    A police officer who was one of the first to arrive at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando has claimed he was made to wait while Omar Mateen wandered around the club gunning people down. The FBI said this week that police first responders 'engaged the shooter' inside the club at 2.08am but Officer Brandon Cornwell said he had been told to wait for a SWAT team to arrive. It is known that Mateen, who was heavily armed with an AR-15 assault rifle and a handgun and was feared to be carrying explosives, had an exchange of fire with a security...
  • Speaking different languages on gun control

    06/22/2016 4:37:11 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 15 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 22 jun 2016 | Christian Schneider
    We've all heard former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan's admonition that "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." Yet the public debate about guns in America takes Moynihan's warning to the next level: Each side not only has its own facts, it has its own language. For instance, take the rush after the recent Orlando shootings to ban "assault" or "military-style" weapons like the AR-15 rifle. Gun control advocates immediately jumped to regulate sales of "automatic weapons" and "assault rifles" like the AR-15, which they deem too deadly for one individual to need. Scary stories about...
  • You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/21/2016 10:33:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come , Zion lays before you blessed daughters and sons, So now the "real awakening begins", Truly you ARE worthy free from all sins, Look you are dressed in righteousness for you wear my gown, I have bestowed on you and a clean turban as your crown, Your feet shine at the mention of My WORD, For Now they Know it IS the Path of Righteousness they have heard, Holy ! Holy ! Holy ! Is the sound, That you hear now echoing all around, Voices that sound like...
  • Debate about the AR-15 has raged for years; here's a Q&A about the gun

    06/19/2016 6:20:22 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 37 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Bostian | Kelly
    ...The firearm used in the Orlando massacre was not an AR-15 but a Sig Sauer MCX... They are a class of firearm the National Shooting Sports Foundation calls “Modern Sporting Rifles” or, causally, MSRs. ... Is an AR an assault rifle or isn’t it? “AR” stands for the original designer “ArmaLite Rifle,” which makes model numbers AR-5, AR-7, AR-10... you get the idea. Civilian AR-platform rifles are not, in fact, “assault rifles” nor are they “automatic rifles” or “weapons of war.” Only military selective-fire rifles designed for battleground use like the M16 and the AK-47 are accurately described as “assault...
  • Bought My First AR-15 Yesterday (vanity)

    06/18/2016 6:28:03 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 111 replies
    Vanity ^ | 6/18/16 | Drew68
    After reading that Academy Sports was pulling their AR style rifles off the shelves, I headed to my neighborhood Gander Mountain here in Jacksonville, Florida to see if they had wussed out as well. If Gander Mountain is pulling their AR rifles off the shelves, it is only because they are putting them in boxes and sending them out the door with customers. I approached the hunting department around 7:00 pm. I hadn't planned on buying anything, though I hadn't dismissed the idea either. I was just there to look around. AR-styles have always interested me. I am familiar with...
  • Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence (UMC goes full retard on guns)

    06/13/2016 8:24:28 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    UMC website ^ | 13 JUNE 16 | A Feature by Joe Iovino
    “Pray for Orlando" we read on Facebook and Twitter. Prayer is vitally important, but is there more we can do? As United Methodist Christians, we mourn with the victims and families of those wounded and killed in the shootings on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. We may even pray and wonder if anything could have been done to avert this heinous act. But should we do more? Is there anything that can be done to keep something similar from happening in the future? While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem....
  • Request for the next time someone posts about those attacks on German women (vanity)

    01/19/2016 10:27:09 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 15 replies
    I'd appreciate it if someone posts downthread a few pictures of those Israeli women at the beach carrying assault rifles. Because there is a real lesson there, one that the Germans will probably ignore, but it's worth a try. Plus, those pictures are nice distractions during this cold spell we've having.
  • Man caught stuffing assault rifles down his pants at pawn shop

    05/31/2015 9:48:14 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies
    wrcbtv ^ | May 29, 2015
    A 19-year-old man faces grand theft charges for allegedly trying to steal assault rifles from a pawn shop in Davie by stuffing them down his pants. Marlon Paul Alvarez of Fort Lauderdale made his first court appearance Wednesday. The Sun Sentinel reports that Broward County Judge John Hurley, reading from an arrest report, said Alvarez was seen Tuesday taking an AK-47 from a display and sticking it down his pants. Hurley said Alvarez removed the weapon, then took another assault rifle off another display, put it down his pants and then limped out the door. Police say the owner of...
  • OPD terminates officer who fired 23 times at suspect into parking garage

    05/02/2015 1:22:56 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | 5-1-15 | David Harris
    The Orlando Police officer accused of shooting through a parking garage has been fired, the department announced Friday. Johnston opened fire 23 times on a suspect fleeing from a downtown Orlando apartment complex with nearly 90 feet and closed metal gates separating him from his target, documents said. OPD fires officer who shot 23 times into parking garage OPD Officer David Johnston has been fired after an internal investigation found he violated department policies. (Video from Fox 35) He is facing the following charges: shooting into an occupied vehicle and discharging a gun in public. The incident started as a...
  • 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...
  • Tribute to Mikhail Kalashnikov and the AK-47

    03/09/2014 7:54:04 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 5 replies
    Military Arms Channel ^ | Jan 5, 2014 | Staff
    Blizzards and AK's go together like baseball and hotdogs. Since we're in the middle of another snow storm and given the recent passing of Kalashnikov, I decided to talk about a few of the things that make AK's so unique. The AK featured in this video is a Polytech Legend in 7.62x39 which I bought back in the late 1980's. The bull-pup I affectionately call the "Hebrew Hammer" is a IWI Tavor with a Mepro MOR red-dot sight.
  • CNN Reports Aaron Alexis Had An “AR15 Shotgun”

    09/18/2013 11:15:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    The Dana Show ^ | September 16, 2013
    Yes, we must ban those “AR15 shotguns.” I heard about this from a few folks on Twitter tonight. h/t Sharky *Edited to add: We all know that the same network forgot Ft. Hood, whose contributor Charles Blow once used “assault handgun” in a debate with yours truly on 2A, and whose 9 pm eastern host thinks AR stands for “assault rifle” wasn’t talking about the MKA 1919. Just because the sheer style is similar, the platform is not. **I’m told by a handful of folks that there exists audio of this being said. ***Twitter reminds me how their 9pm...
  • 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...
  • Jim Carrey to 'Assault Rifle Fans': 'I Love You and I'm Sorry I Called You Names'

    07/08/2013 7:07:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 07/08/2013 | Noel Shepphard
    As NewsBusters previously reported, actor Jim Carrey back in March called gun owners "heartless motherf--kers." On Sunday, Carrey tried taking it back writing on Twitter, "Asslt rifle fans,I do not agree wth u,nor do I fear u but I do love u and I'm sorry tht in my outrage I called you names": Asslt rifle fans,I do not agree wth u,nor do I fear u but I do love u and I'm sorry tht in my outrage I called you names.That was wrong. 3^{ — Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) July 7, 2013 Carrey followed that up with: Btw I don't need...
  • (Backtrack) Jim Carrey to Assault Rifle Fans: I Love You and I'm Sorry I Called You Names

    07/07/2013 3:07:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 79 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 7, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Jim Carrey to Assault Rifle Fans: I Love You and I'm Sorry I Called You Names As NewsBusters previously reported, actor Jim Carrey back in March called gun owners "heartless motherf--kers." On Sunday, Carrey tried taking it back writing on Twitter: Asslt rifle fans,I do not agree wth u,nor do I fear u but I do love u and I'm sorry tht in my outrage I called you names.That was wrong. 3^{ Carrey followed that up with: Btw I don't need a crisis mgr, just a conscience. Calling ppl names is inappropriate but my position on assault weapons hasn't changed....
  • 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, 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...
  • Police: B-Ball Player Disputes Foul Call with AK-47

    06/17/2013 8:19:22 PM PDT · by redreno · 12 replies ^ | 06/17/2013 2:50 pm | Ryan Smith
    A Glennville man was cited for disorderly conduct June 11 after allegedly brandishing an AK-47 assault rifle at a Hinesville basketball court during a dispute over a foul call. Hinesville police were dispatched to the Liberty County Recreation Department basketball courts after receiving a report that a man had pulled an AK-47 out of the trunk of his car and threatened another man with it. When police arrived, they found the area “very crowded,” according to the report. They were told that the man who had produced the gun was sitting on the bleachers. Police made contact with the man,...
  • SWAT-clad man uses assault rifle in chaotic Santa Monica shooting spree

    A semi-automatic assault rifle is again being tied to a US mass shooting, this one a chaotic series of events led by a body-armor-clad man who killed four and wounded five people before being shot and killed by police in a college library in the iconic beachside city of Santa Monica, Calif. The attack marked the first major mass shooting since a bipartisan gun control bill failed in the US Senate in April. The shooting may help efforts to revive the debate about gun control, as well as put focus on ongoing legislative action in some states around allowing students...
  • Shun Knee-Jerk Reactions (guns)

    02/13/2012 9:03:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 13 February, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    We are all susceptible to the occasional knee-jerk reaction. We hear something and immediately jump to a position of opposition or support with little or no evidence to support the position. Sometimes such gut responses are correct and are subsequently validated by additional information, but often they are completely off base. As a Second Amendment advocate I run into a lot of jerking knees and gut feelings that can be very difficult to overcome. They usually hit me as questions – like “why should anyone be allowed to have a gun like that,” or “why should anyone be allowed to...
  • Jim Carrey: 'Assault Rifle' Owners Have 'Very Little in Their Body or Soul Worth Protecting'

    03/25/2013 10:58:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies ^ | February 4, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( – Actor Jim Carrey said Saturday that anyone who has bought an “assault rifle” since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School retain little that is “worth protecting.”
  • Dad Says Facebook Photo of Son with Gun Brought Cops to House (A Century 21 Christmas Story BB Gun)

    03/19/2013 8:04:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    CNET ^ | March 19, 2013 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Dad says Facebook photo of son with gun brought cops to house A New Jersey man says that, on the basis of mere hearsay about a Facebook photo of his 11-year-old son with a .22 rifle, police and child protection arrive at his door and demand entry. I am sure there are several 11-year-old boys who are terribly proficient at handling a gun. But, given that I wouldn't trust an 11-year-old boy with a popsicle, I would just as well not be anywhere near them. This, however, doesn't appear to have been the policy of the authorities in New Jersey....
  • EDITORIAL: ‘Assault Weapons’ are popular with the young. Are gamers key?

    02/02/2013 8:09:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies ^ | January 31, 2013 | Max Slowik
    EDITORIAL: ‘Assault weapons’ are popular with the young. Are gamers key? In a recent Reason-Rupe poll a slim majority of American supported the private ownership of “assault weapons” (51 percent in favor, 44 opposed) and a slightly larger majority of Americans believe that the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School is being exploited for political means (52 percent see it as politicking, 41 as responsible governing). But there were some other findings that are sure to surprise many people, especially politicians. Specifically that age, not politics, has a greater bearing on whether or not a person has the right to...
  • Why Young Women Want AR-15s

    01/23/2013 6:50:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 23, 2013 | Celia Bigelow & Aubrey Blankenship
    Why Young Women Want AR-15s Americans have the right to an efficient weapon for home defense. Sorry, President Obama. As young women, we prefer an AR-15 “assault” rifle with a 30-round magazine for self-defense. In fact, we wouldn’t want to be stuck at home without one. In the wake of mass murders like Sandy Hook and the horrific rapes and murders of thousands of women each year, pepper spray, mace, or five-round handheld pistols aren’t going to cut it. So what’s a girl to do? When choosing our tool for home defense, we want the best — in accuracy, handling,...
  • (TX - Gay, Black Democrat Gun Shop Owner) Gun Shop Owner Auctions Off Bushmaster Rifle for Charity

    01/20/2013 10:04:37 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies ^ | Jan 08, 2013 |
    Gun shop owner to auction off Bushmaster rifle for charity A local gun shop owner is auctioning off one of his guns to help out one of his employees in need. "Buy a gun, annoy a liberal." That's a T-shirt you can buy at Central Texas Gun Works in Austin. The owner, Michael Cargill is pro-gun but what he is a conservative. "Hey, I'm a Democrat and I support the second amendment. If someone wants to come in here and buy a gun, annoy a liberal, that's fine. They can do that!" Cargill said. That's what makes the following...
  • [Month old story] Investigation is "very complex" (No "assault" rifle was used at Newtown shooting,

    01/19/2013 8:15:04 PM PST · by Ron/GA · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | Week of December 11, 2012 | Pete Williams, NBC News - Justice Corespondant
    NBC News Special Report is now reporting that NO assault rifle was used in the Newtown school shooting. The AR15 rifle WAS left in the car and not used. For weeks now, who knew this and when? What then is the agenda for the attack on "assault rifle" or AR15 that was not used. Why the extreme effort to get effective defensive weapons out of the hands of citizens using whatever lies necessary?
  • 15-Year Old Boy Uses AR-15 to Defend Himself, Sister Against Home Invaders

    01/13/2013 6:50:41 PM PST · by grundle · 53 replies ^ | January 10, 2013 | Mary Chastain
    A 15-year old boy used his father’s AR-15 to defend himself and his 12-year old sister against two burglars at their home just north of Houston, Texas. Their father is a Harris County Precinct 1 deputy constable, and the boy knew what he had to do to keep himself and his sister alive. Around 2:30 PM, two men tried to break in, with one going through the front door and the other in the back. The boy grabbed the AR-15 and shot at them. The two later showed up at a Tomball hospital. The adult was hit three times and...
  • Volunteer Firefighter to NY Gov. Cuomo: Why I Own an “Assault Rifle”

    01/11/2013 1:32:16 PM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 10 January, 2013 | Kevin
    I am a 19-year-old volunteer firefighter living in New York. I also own an AR-15 rifle that is ban compliant. This means that I have spent well over a thousand dollars buying and modifying the rifle to make it legal in NY State, something that people in other states with less violent crime do not need to do. My AR-15 is the best home defense weapon possible for me to own in NY. As I am not yet 21, I cannot apply for a permit to purchase a pistol. Even so, I believe that my rifle is perfect for me....
  • “Assault Rifle” Saves Teenagers from Home Invasion Burglars (AR-15 with "High Capacity" Magazine)

    01/10/2013 1:14:52 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Human Events Blog ^ | 1/10/2013 | John Hayward Follow
    “Assault rifle” saves teenagers from home invasion burglars No sooner do I finish explaining to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo why people might need 10 bullets for something other than blowing away deer, than the headlines burst with an example, courtesy of The Right Scoop and Poor Richard’s News. Not only was a “high capacity magazine” involved, but the story involves a teenage boy in Texas defending his even younger sister from a couple of thugs with one of those dreaded AR-15 “assault rifles”: • The teenage son of a Harris County Precinct 1 deputy shot a home intruder Tuesday...
  • More Murdered with Hands and Feet than "Assault Rifles"

    12/30/2012 3:40:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 December, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    In the media and Administration’s push to use the recent school shooting to advance their political agenda, they are careful to couch their words in vague emotionalism and obscure terms that avoid any facts or rational discussion. The rifles that they are most keen on banning are exactly those firearms that are least used in murders, but the most protected by the Constitution. Modern sport utility rifles, which are included in the vague term “assault weapons", are used so seldom for murder that many states do not see a single case in a year. In 2010, there were 12,996 murders....
  • Dianne Feinstein’s renewed outrage over assault “weapons of war”

    07/22/2012 10:13:43 PM PDT · by no-s · 44 replies
    sfgate San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2012-07-22 | Carla Marinucci
    Nearly two decades before the Aurora Colorado massacre, an assault weapon-toting madman’s massacre of eight people inside the 101 California highrise in San Francisco sent shock waves around the nation. In the aftermath of that bloody day in 1993, California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein became a leader in calling for an assault weapons ban. This week, 19 years to the month later, Feinstein is speaking out on assault weapons, calling for a national “conversation” about their dangers — though she admits that politically, any reforms are unlikely to happen. “Weapons of war don’t belong on the streets,” she said Sunday....
  • Man Ordered to Dance “Moonwalk” at Gunpoint, Police Say

    04/27/2012 7:13:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    NBC NY (From Drudge) ^ | Friday, Apr 27, 2012 | DANIEL MACHT
    Man Ordered to Dance “Moonwalk” at Gunpoint, Police Say Just remember always to think twice before ordering someone to dance the “moonwalk” at the barrel of a gun. An Idaho man has been hit with a felony assault charge for allegedly forcing another man to perform Michael Jackson’s signature “moonwalk” while having a rifle pointed at him, the Bonner County Daily Bee reported. Police accused John Ernest Cross, 30, of using an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle while issuing the bizarre order to mimic a dance the late King of Pop debuted back in 1983. Cross said during an initial court appearance...
  • 9 L.I Gun Shop Employees Charged With Selling Assault Weapons

    02/17/2011 5:29:40 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 34 replies ^ | 17 Feb 2011 | unattributed
    Nine people on Long Island have been accused of illegally selling assault weapons that had been modified to appear as if they were no longer semi-automatic. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said Thursday that five Nassau gun shops sold assault weapons to undercover officers during the course of a 10-month investigation. Four store owners and five employees of the stores have been arrested and charged, Rice said. One suspect, Martin Tretola of Bellmore, "went so far as to demonstrate to undercover officers how to remove a temporary fixed stock and replace it with a collapsible one," Rice said. Under...
  • Police: Man Stole Assault Rifle From Greensburg Store

    11/17/2010 11:06:16 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    thepittsburghchannel ^ | 18 Nov 2010 | unattributed
    GREENSBURG, Pa. -- Police are looking for a man who stole an assault rifle from a Greensburg store Wednesday. Gander Mountain surveillance video showed a man removing a security tag from an AR .223 Bushmaster rifle and then quickly hiding the weapon inside his jacket and pants before walking out the door. Store employees said they quickly noticed that the rifle was gone and called police. "I want the word to get out there. I want the person to get out and I want them go to jail. I want to get my gun back. I don't want anybody hurt...
  • New military rifle lighter, more powerful

    09/04/2010 8:10:09 AM PDT · by em2vn · 104 replies
    NBC13 ^ | 09-29-2010 | Staff
    It was designed with input by U.S. Special Operations Command warriors for special ops missions to be lighter, more maneuverable and longer lasting. Earlier this month, the MK-17 – dubbed the SCAR by its Belgian manufacturer FNH – went into "full rate production" making it the first new assault carbine to be purchased by the U.S. military since the M-16 and M-4 rifles went online four decades ago. The rifle is expected to be particularly valuable in situations like those faced by soldiers fighting in Afghanistan, where the weapon's additional range will provide a significant upgrade.
  • Teenage murder suspect shot victim, dragged him from a truck

    06/02/2010 6:20:07 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 12 replies · 913+ views
    POMARIA, SC (WIS) ... Sheriff Lee Foster, calling the crime scene one of the worst he's ever seen, said 19-year-old Gregory Ashton Collins was arrested at the Orchard Park trailer park for the gruesome act after authorities used tear gas to force Collins out of his mobile home. ... A deputy saw something on a parked pickup truck linking the vehicle to the body. Deputies went to the house and Collins answered the door, but refused to come out. Newberry County CIRT team members and the SLED SWAT team surrounded the trailer. At the time, Collins was considered "armed and...
  • U.S. Army Agrees That The M-4 Sucks

    11/28/2009 2:11:52 AM PST · by myknowledge · 45 replies · 7,633+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | November 25, 2009
    The U.S. Army has finally addressed years of complaints about the M-4 and M-16 assault rifles. The M-4 is a short barrel M-16, and has become very popular with the troops. The army has asked the Department of Defense for permission to spend a few hundred million dollars on upgrades for its 400,000 M-4 assault rifles. The big change is replacing the main portion of the rifle with a new component that contains a short stroke piston gas system (to reduce buildup of carbon inside the rifle) and a heavier (by five ounces) barrel (which reduces barrel failure from too...
  • The Right Weapon for the Job

    04/20/2008 2:17:59 PM PDT · by a_chronic_whiner · 52 replies · 1,203+ views
    The AnarchAngel ^ | March 16, 2005 | Chris Byrne
    Lots of folks hate the AR, or they THINK they hate the AR. Of those people, probably half just don't care for the caliber, and we'll definitely address that. Another quarter just hate black plastic guns, or the design of the AR specifically (the gas system especially), which I disagree with, but I understand their aesthetic issue, and the gas system IS a pain to clean. It's the rest of the AR haters I want to talk about. They don't like the AR/M16/M4 either because they don't like the entire concept of the assault rifle, or because the assault...
  • Can you modify an AR 10T to make it legal in CA

    11/13/2005 12:59:25 AM PST · by vitalemj · 17 replies · 1,973+ views
    I'm looking at buying an AR-10T but live in CA. It seems all info I find says you can't own a weapon with a detachable magazine and a pistol grip. The new bushmasters AR-15's have a lower receiver with the magazine well blocked off and a 10 round magazine welded in. Is there any law stating you can't have a qualified gunsmith weld the magazine (six round) in the lower receiver so it functions the same as a these new CA legal lower receivers? I would appreciate anyone with any knowledge, and hopefully documentation, either for against this procedure. Thanks,...
  • AK-47 assault rifle raffled at rally - in Illinois

    04/01/2005 10:57:53 AM PST · by Gene Vidocq · 37 replies · 8,904+ views
    Leo Buchignani, junior in communications and president of The Orange and Blue Observer, calls the winner of the AK-47 raffle Thursday afternoon on the Quad. The Orange and Blue Observer, a conservative journal at the University, will use the raffle money to buy the gun and to help fund their paper. The Orange and Blue Observer (OBO), a conservative political journal at the University, staged a controversial raffle Thursday - first prize was an AK-47 assault rifle. Michael Hooper, a police officer from Mattoon, Ill., was announced the winner of the firearm by OBO members at a booth outside the...
  • Brady/MMM: Will the NRA Tell the Truth about Military-Style Assault Weapons?

    12/04/2004 4:34:26 PM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 81 replies · 3,507+ views
    Join Together ^ | 12/3/2004 | Brady Campaign
    "This is not a gun you go deer hunting with."Lawrence Keane, senior vice president and general counsel National Shooting Sports Foundation New York Times, 11-23-04 "They can be used for hunting. They are not any morepowerful, and they're not... you can hunt anything. Peoplehunt everything from deer to any type of game."Wayne LaPierre, PresidentNational Rifle AssociationHardball with Chris Matthews, 9-8-04 Washington, DC - The SKS rifle apparently used by the hunter to kill six other hunters in Wisconsin wasn't banned under the Federal assault weapons ban that expired September 13, but it should be banned for civilian use. Designed for...
  • Wisconsin Town in Shock Over Shootings

    11/22/2004 12:41:19 PM PST · by Mr.Atos · 72 replies · 4,454+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | November 22, 2004 | Duluth News Tribune
    Wisconsin town in shock over shootings Duluth News Tribune RICE LAKE, Wis. - The community where eight people were shot, five of them fatally, after a hunting dispute Sunday was trying to absorb the horror of the incident today. "The community is in shock," said Glen Ruie of Rice Lake. "These people weren't murdered. It was a massacre. We're all just trying to cope with it." Mike Neil, a salesman at Link Motors in Rice Lake, where two of the shooting survivors work, said, "This is insane. This doesn't happen around here." He predicted that the incident would lessen hunters'...
  • Lost My Machine Gun Clips

    11/08/2004 1:39:21 AM PST · by LouAvul · 19 replies · 840+ views
    self ^ | 11-8-04
    I downloaded some machine gun video clips. My OS is windows XP for home and I use Windows Media Player. I thought since I viewed them on the Windows Media Player that I would be able to view them again. Only now I can't find them. I know they're in my computer somewhere. Any suggestions?
  • John F'n & Momma T, hypocrits? (Vanity)

    10/23/2004 10:08:09 AM PDT · by JusticeTalion · 307+ views
    Self | 10/23/04 | JusticeTalion
    Okay. I am sitting in my living watching the History channel (sweats, no pajamas. Sorry) program Tales of the Gun on the AK-47. They were showing its history and evolution and they got to one point in the program and showed this:The flag of MozambiqueNow is it just me or are John F'n and Mama T two of the biggest hypocrits to ever come down the pike! He owns a Chinese AK-47 assault weapon and she, by an accident of birth and claiming to be African-American, claims allegance to a country that has an AK-47 on its national flag.Both of...