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  • 50,000 MORE H&K M27s for Marines: USMC Releases M27 IAR Sole Source Notice

    08/21/2017 10:15:19 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    The Firearm Blog ^ | August 12, 2017 | Nathaniel F
    Original caption: "Marine Cpl. Alfredo Ibarra from Laredo, Texas, attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires an M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR) during a combat-marksmanship program weapons exercise on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48)." Image credit: US Navy, Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay, public domain. The United States Marine Corps has issued a new acquisition notice for up to 50,814 M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles (IAR), to be sole sourced from Heckler & Koch. The notice is technically not a solicitation in and of itself, but a pre-solicitation notice,...
  • Suspected Shooter Named in Shooting of Jefferson Co. Judge

    08/21/2017 6:21:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | August 21, 2017 | WOWK
    THE LATEST: Officials have confirmed that Nathaniel Richmond allegedly ambushed and shot Judge Bruzzese Monday morning in front of the court house. Nathaniel Richmond is the father of Malik Richmond, who was convicted during the Steubenville rape trial in 2013, but Prosecutor Hanlin says there is no connection between the two incidents. Richmond has reportedly been in Jefferson County court many times, and has a criminal history.
  • Slight, 61-Year-Old Musician with Carry Permit, Shoots Big Teen Robber

    08/21/2017 1:06:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On July 30, 2017, a 61-Year-Old, mild mannered musician, Darius Summers, walked down to the local gas station for a cup of coffee. He had recently obtained a concealed carry permit. Darius is not a large man.A local miscreant “made” Darius, and saw that Darius was armed. He decided that he would rob Darius of his gun. It was a terrible mistake in the victim selection process. The store video shows what happened. It did not turn out well for the large, armed, thuggish teenager. Darius lulled the suspect into a false sense of security. Then he accessed his...
  • Woman beats robbery suspect with his own gun

    08/21/2017 7:39:36 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/20/2017 | Daniel Prendergast and Emily Saul
    Three thrift store employees overpowered a robber who was wielding a shotgun in Long Island — including a woman who grabbed the weapon and beat the robber about the head with it, cops and witnesses said Sunday. Ronald J. Kelly walked into Island Thrift store carrying the firearm around 8:25 p.m. Saturday, and demanded the store manager empty the til, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. The woman grabbed the gun, and with the help of two other employees managed to wrestle him to the ground. “She grabbed the gun and started struggling with the guy,” store manager Rich...
  • Australia Gun Culture Part 14: Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party

    08/20/2017 4:25:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Extremely restrictive firearms laws were imposed on the Australian population in 1996, after the Port Arthur Massacre.The Australian gun culture is fighting to restore some sanity to firearm law down under. One of the clampdowns put in place in 1996, was to make ownership of .22 rimfire semi-auto rifles so restricted as to be an effective ban. The combined firearms council of Victoria is calling for the return of their bunny guns. From firearmscouncil.org.au: The state’s peak political body for Victoria’s shooting organisations is calling on the state government to allow shooters to use 22 self-loading rifles after a 20...
  • DOJ Halts Operation Chokepoint, Which Targeted Firearm Dealers

    08/20/2017 7:10:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/18/17 | Kerry Picket
      The Department of Justice has ended its Obama-era Operation Chokepoint initiative, which aimed to block some businesses, including firearm dealers and payday lenders, from having access to bank loans. The department made the revelation in response to an inquiry from House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte Thursday. In a letter to Goodlatte and ranking committee member John Conyers, Assistant Attorney General Stephen F. Boyd wrote that DOJ considers Operation Chokepoint a “misguided initiative conducted during the previous administration.” The news was first reported by Politico. “We share your view that law abiding businesses should not be targeted simply for...
  • Suspected Florida Cop Killer Claimed To Be Member Of Black Extremist Group

    08/19/2017 5:25:17 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 90 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7:11 PM 08/19/2017 | Chuck Ross
    The Florida man who allegedly ambushed and killed two Kissimmee police officers Friday night is a self-professed member of a black extremist group who appears to have been upset by last week’s events in Charlottesville, Va. Everett Glenn Miller, 45, was arrested and charged with first degree murder in the killing of Officers Sam Howard and Matthew Baxter. Miller, who goes by the name Malik Mohammad Ali on Facebook, allegedly ambushed and shot the officers as they were responding to a disturbance call.
  • Arizona Court Rules On Cities Destroying Confiscated Guns Good news!)

    08/19/2017 2:49:13 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 08/192017 | Jazz Shaw
    The NRA Institute for Legislative Action picked up a potentially important court ruling coming out of Arizona this week which has mostly flown under the media radar. Under debate is a policy in Tuscon (along with other cities and counties) which mandates the routine destruction of guns which are confiscated from criminals or surrendered during “no questions asked” gun turn-in events. Since guns are items of value, the question is raised as to whether or not they can simply destroy and dispose of them rather than offering them for legal sale to subsidize taxpayer contributions to the city’s coffers. The...
  • Now that .22 LR ammo is available . . .

    08/19/2017 1:54:39 PM PDT · by BipolarBob · 74 replies
    me | today | me
    what kind of 22 revolver would you recommend and why. It would be for plinking mostly. Cottonmouth elimination also. Please tell me of guns that you own(ed) and are familiar with.
  • Australian Gun Culture Part 13: Maxim Memorial, Ben Hall Wall

    08/19/2017 1:19:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Driving south from Quirindi in the Gunnedah Shire in New South Wales, Australia, there is a war memorial.It started as a war memorial for the Great War of 1914 to 1918, World War II and Vietnam were added later. The names of the dead and those who served are reverently listed. On top is a Maxim machine gun. A few parts are missing. I could not determine if it was a captured gun or one used on the side of the British and Australians.It struck me as being remarkably complete, though there were layers of thick paint and I...
  • Media just can't stop telling falsehoods about Trump's views on race

    08/19/2017 10:48:32 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 19, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    The media just can’t stop lying about President Trump’s views on racism and hatred. The media has been awash in praise for the joint statement that former presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush put out on Wednesday concerning the violence in Charlottesville. The statement was viewed as a rebuke of Trump’s statements. The Dallas Morning News headline said, “Former presidents Bush rebuke Trump's neo-Nazi stance.” The New York Times called it “a rare joint rebuke of Mr. Trump.” The New York Times praised George W. Bush for leading the condemnation of former KKK leader David Duke in 1991,...
  • Trump ends Obama's Operation Choke Point

    08/18/2017 7:48:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-18-2017 | Joseph Lawler
    The Trump administration has ended Operation Choke Point, the anti-fraud initiative started under the Obama administration that many Republicans argued was used to targeted gun retailers and other businesses that Democrats found objectionable. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd told GOP representatives in a Wednesday letter that that the long-running program had ended, bringing a conclusion to a chapter in the Obama years that long provoked and angered conservatives who saw Choke Point as an extralegal crackdown on politically disfavored groups. "All of the department's bank investigations conducted as part of Operation Chokepoint are now over, the initiative is no longer...
  • Elizabeth Warren Urges Democrats to Champion Gun Control, Shut Down Debate

    08/18/2017 7:36:09 PM PDT · by upchuck · 44 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | Aug 18, 2017
    Just as many in the Democratic Party are seeking to moderate their message in order to once again compete as a national political party, some high-profile Democrats are urging the party to lurch further left with an even firmer embrace of gun control. On June 13, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) addressed those gathered at the “progressive” Netroots Nation conference in Atlanta, Ga. In her usual frenzied style, Warren used the forum to attack those Democrats who would moderate the party’s message, including those who would temper the party’s stance on guns.Going further than most anti-gun activists and politicians, her command...
  • Charlottesville Mayor: Car Attack Shows Need to Limit Concealed Carry

    08/19/2017 6:25:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18, 2017 | Awr Hawkins
    Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer (D) addressed the August 12 car attack that killed Heather Heyer, suggesting it highlights the need to limit concealed carry. He said he supports the Second Amendment, and is even "friends with many gun owners," but he thinks more restrictions are necessary following the rally in which a car attack took an innocent life. According to the Atlantic, Signer said, "While I am…a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, that right, like all Constitutional rights, comes with limits." He then said, "Just as machine guns cannot be owned by civilians in this country ... it should...
  • Media Bias Can No Longer Be Reasonably Denied

    08/18/2017 4:39:07 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 18, 2017 | John Lott
    The news media wants to tie everything it can to the Charlottesville attack. Wolf Blitzer was worried just a couple of hours after yesterday’s van attack in Barcelona, Spain, which left at least 13 dead and over 100 injured. “There will be questions if what happened in Barcelona was at all, at all a copycat version of what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, even though they may be different characters and different political ambitions. They used the same killing device, a vehicle going at high speed into a large group of pedestrians.” The notion that Islamic terrorists, like those in Barcelona...
  • Why Gun Sales Have Declined Under Trump

    08/18/2017 4:32:29 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 48 replies
    fmshooter.com ^ | 8-18-17 | SAM BOCETTA
    Many of us welcomed Trump to the Presidency with a sense of pride. However, there is one group for whom the new (ish) president has brought some bad news – gun store owners, and gun manufacturers. This is because gun sales have seen a significant drop since the election of Trump. But don’t worry – this does not indicate waning enthusiasm for people to own guns. Quite the opposite. It appears that demand has dropped because people feel that their rights to own guns will be protected under the new administration. The extent to which this is true remains to...
  • Question about .30 Carbine

    08/18/2017 3:57:43 PM PDT · by VR-21 · 55 replies
    I've just become the owner of an Inland Mfg. M1 Carbine (reproduction). I'm familiar with the weapon but I've never owned or fed one and I'd like some wisdom about what might be the best ammunition for it. I want to buy a bulk quantity, but I don't have any knowledge about the going brands (Aguila, PPU, S&B etc.), and what issues there might be with regard to reliability and accuracy. I'd appreciate any input from those more knowledgeable about the weapon. Thanks.
  • Trump Justice Department Ends Operation Choke Point

    08/18/2017 2:18:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 18, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    Republican House members announced Friday that the Justice Department has ended the controversial Obama-era program targeting payday lenders, gun shops, and other legal businesses, in response to several House Republicans who requested Operation Choke Point be shut down. “We share your view that law-abiding businesses should not be targeted simply for operating in an industry that a particular administration might disfavor,” Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote the GOP lawmakers in a letter dated Aug. 16. The letter continued, saying the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation “subsequently rescinded its list of purportedly ‘high risk’ merchants. The Department of Justice (Department) strongly...
  • Gun Store Owner Settles After Five Year Lawsuit by Gun Control Group

    08/18/2017 1:20:46 PM PDT · by marktwain
    Ammoland ^ | 16 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In the spring of 2017, a five year long lawsuit against a Florida gun shop owner was finally settled. It appears the shop owner was able to sell the shop and retire, while the anti-Second Amendment group ended up with a face saving statement. In 2012, a mentally ill man named Benjamin Bishop shot and killed his mother and her boyfriend in cold blood. He was forbidden from owning a gun or ammunition, but a friend, Matthew Schwab, purchased the gun for him at a local gun shop. The Brady lawsuit alleged that Bishop attempted to buy a gun at...
  • So it Begins: Sig Sauer P320 Voluntary Upgrade Program

    08/18/2017 9:22:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/18/2017 | R Curtis
    Yes, Sig Sauer will replace every P320 trigger, sear, and striker assembly in the wild. In addition, every slide and frame in every caliber must be machined to fit the new parts. This will be a huge task and nightmare, considering SIG states there are over 500,000 P320s shipped, with an unknown number of caliber exchange kits and spare grip modules out there. SIG outlines a three-step process for the upgrade. Go to SIG's Voluntary Upgrade page and enter your P320 pistol serial number.Register your upgrade request with SIG.Wait for SIG to get back to you. According to SIG, there...