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  • Captured alive: Bloodied Orlando 'cop killer' who murdered veteran female......

    01/17/2017 9:15:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 17, 2017 | Anna Hopkins For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Captured alive: Bloodied Orlando 'cop killer' who murdered veteran female officer at a Walmart is arrested by cops after a week on the run Video of a bloodied suspect wanted in the murder of an Orlando police officer has emerged as he was apprehended after a nine-day manhunt on Tuesday evening. The Orlando Police Department tweeted Tuesday night that 41-year-old Markeith Loyd was in custody, ending a laborious search that began with the January 9 fatal shooting of Lt. Debra Clayton outside a Walmart store. Loyd was wanted in connection to the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, and...
  • UW Students Plan to Duplicate Failure of Texas Sex Toy Protest Against Campus Carry

    01/17/2017 11:37:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    ammoland ^ | 17 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>In 2016, students at the University of Texas at Austin staged a protest involving the public carry of sex toys. The protest was supposed to somehow change people’s minds about the exercise of Second Amendment rights on Campus. The protest made national news for a day or two. No discernible effect was noticed at any administrative or legislative level.</p>
  • You'll be Shocked and Amazed at the Speed of this Draw with a Glock

    01/17/2017 8:22:16 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/17/2017 | C Raleigh
    If you watched the late Bob Munden when he did his quick draw and shooting from the hip, it was amazing to watch. What's really kind of neat is that this type of shooting is similar to what law enforcement term “retention shooting”. Retention shooting was taught to the officers when they had to pull the weapon out and fire while in close proximity to a suspect. The history of it goes back to the early 1900's taught by William E Fairbairn the author of several tactical shooting books. Fast forward to modern day, the person in this video blasting...
  • DPS identifies man who shot, wounded trooper near Tonopah (AZ)

    01/16/2017 8:06:30 PM PST · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    AZFamily.com ^ | January 16, 2017 | Catherine Holland
    MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - The Department of Public Safety on Monday identified the man who shot and wounded a trooper near Tonopah last week and confirmed that he was in the country illegally. Leonard Penuelas-Escobar, 37, “is a known drug user but has no criminal history that we can find,” Col. Frank Milstead, the director of DPS, said during a news conference. “We showed that he attempted to cross the border on one occasion and was turned back,” Milstead said. “We also have information that leads us to believe that in 2007 he was actually a federal police officer...
  • Shot Show Industry Day at the Range 2017

    01/16/2017 3:35:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    ammoland ^ | 16 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- The Industry Day at the Range is only open to media by invitation. I have been fortunate to be able to attend the last three or four.  It seemed that attendance was down a bit this year from last.The weather was nicer last year, warmer, but both years had a bit of a breeze. It is always interesting to see the latest tech that is being offered.  I have found that taking the shuttle bus from the Palazzo is worth while.  Parking is limited at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club, which generously allows use of its...
  • Everytown condemns national concealed reciprocity bill

    01/16/2017 1:30:51 PM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    guns.com ^ | Jan. 16, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    Gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety has begun a campaign against the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, claiming the bill is dangerous and urging Americans to oppose it. According to the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, Everytown Chief Strategy Officer Brina Milikowsky issued an email through Daily Kos that condemned the national reciprocity bill, which would allow gun owners lawfully qualified to carry a concealed firearm in one state to conceal and carry in all other states as well. Milikowsky warned that the legislation would “allow dangerous individuals—including convicted criminals, domestic abusers, and stalkers —...
  • 50 cal BMG Incendiary round and 30 gal Propane Tank

    01/16/2017 8:27:34 AM PST · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/16/2017 | J McAdams
    For you all Pyromaniacs out there This is proof that shooting a 30 pound propane tank with a .50 cal incendiary round makes a huge big fire. We all like to shoot at objects and blow up things. While the results is pretty cool, this video is much more impressive. Here’s what happens when you shoot a much larger propane tank with a .50 cal incendiary round. Just as with everything in life, there is always someone eager to see how far you can go with the safety envelope. Whatever you do, don't try this at home! The video is...
  • Anti-Gunner Calls Out Mike Rowe for Speaking at Pro-Gun Dinner. He Sets Her Straight.

    01/15/2017 7:49:06 PM PST · by T-Bird45 · 28 replies
    Tribunist ^ | 1/15/17 | Staff
    Mike Rowe. What else is there to say about the guy? He loves his country and he loves to shoot guns. He is all about hard-working Americans, and once an anti-gun advocate messaged him on Facebook to discourage his decision to speak at the SHOT show he put her in her place. Off The Wall Marla W writes... I just read that you’re speaking at the SHOT show in Las Vegas this week. VERY disappointing. There are already too many guns in this country, and too much faux patriotism surrounding the second amendment. I can’t believe you’d risk your good...
  • Accused Fort Lauderdale airport shooter twice had guns confiscated

    01/15/2017 12:50:17 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/15/17 | ap
    Accused Florida airport gunman Esteban Santiago had his guns seized twice by authorities before the Jan. 6 massacre, including a reported confiscation four years ago in Puerto Rico – but on both occasions investigations were closed and Santiago’s guns were returned to him. Santiago, 26, had a gun or guns taken by Penuelas police in Puerto Rico more than four years ago, The Florida Sun-Sentinel reported on Friday, though the reason for the action wasn’t immediately clear. “It had to be some kind of complaint,” police press officer Edward Ramirez said.
  • Berger Bullets Joins Nammo -- Interview With Eric Stecker

    01/15/2017 12:19:08 PM PST · by Elderberry · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/5/2017 | Eric Stecker
    Leading American bullet-maker Berger Bullets is becoming part of the Nammo Group, which includes Lapua and Vihtavuori. Berger President Eric Stecker explains how this merger will impact operations, specifically how it will allow Berger to increase production, improve technology, and expand its product line, including loaded ammo.
  • Replacing Kalashnikov Rifles Hits a Snag in Ukraine

    01/15/2017 7:04:00 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    Newsweak ^ | January 15, 2017 | Nolan Peterson
    Kalashnikov assault rifles are among the most iconic symbols of the Soviet military. Weapons such as the AK-47, the AKM, the AK-74 and the AK-103 are ubiquitous reminders of the Red Army’s legacy among the modern militaries of former Warsaw Pact countries and Soviet client states.Also, the contemporary use of Kalashnikovs by worldwide terrorists and insurgent groups offers grim evidence of the widespread proliferation of Soviet weapons during and after the Cold War. On January 3, as part of a long-term plan to adopt NATO military standards, Ukraine took a step toward ditching this Soviet military carryover.
  • Officials have duty to Nevadans to make background checks work (barf alert)

    01/15/2017 7:12:09 AM PST · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 15 jan 2017
    Christmas just kept coming last year for the NRA crowd in Nevada. Three days after the holiday, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt gave them another gift when he announced that the November ballot measure on universal background checks had hit a roadblock. Cue the Charlie Brown music. Based on the chorus of smug comments about how opponents of the initiative had warned voters all along that it was flawed, the types who can’t drink enough NRA Kool-Aid had quite a celebration. Here’s hoping they had plenty of fun, because now it’s time to get back to the important job of...
  • Several Good Samaritans Helped Wounded AZ Trooper

    01/15/2017 5:42:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    ammoland ^ | 14 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-Image from 12news.comIt was not just one good Samaritan that helped the wounded Arizona State Trooper.  We now know that there were at least three good Samaritans. The first was the man who was headed to California with his wife when he saw the Trooper, Edward Anderson, with an attacker on top of him, pounding Anderson’s head into the pavement, Trayvon Martin style. His ability to quickly assess the situation and take action is somewhat remarkable. The event occurred at milepost 89 on I-10, at about 4:30 a.m. There are no street lights in this remote area.  That...
  • Yet another case where a concealed handgun permit holder saved a police officer

    01/14/2017 1:40:29 PM PST · by richardb72 · 16 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | January 13, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    A concealed handgun permit holder saved a police officer who was being ambushed in Arizona at I-10 in Tonopah (January 12, 2017). From the UK Daily Mail: When he started to block lanes and put out flares, a suspect ambushed him, opening fire then physically attacking him. The trooper was shot at least once near his chest and fought to the ground by the suspect. The man was on top of the officer and ‘getting the better of him,’ slamming the trooper’s head into the pavement. That’s when the passerby spotted the altercation and asked the officer if he needed...
  • After this year, there will be 16 or 17 States allowing carrying concealed handguns without a permit

    01/14/2017 1:35:53 PM PST · by richardb72 · 32 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | January 14, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    With Missouri, West Virginia, and Idaho enacting Constitutional Carry laws last year, twelve states allow people to carry without a permit in all or virtually all their states. This includes Montana that allows people to carry in about 99.4% of the state. And 2017 is shaping up as a banner year for passing more of these laws. States that are about to pass these laws include: Indiana, Kentucky, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Tennessee is considering allowing “open carry” without a permit, though that is already quite common in most states. Other states that are considering this legislation,...
  • Gun silencers are nothing to fear

    01/14/2017 5:41:04 AM PST · by rellimpank · 53 replies
    fxtribune ^ | 14 jan 2017 | Steve Chapman
    In "The Godfather," a Mafioso prepping young Michael Corleone to assassinate some rivals gives him a pistol for the job. After firing a bullet into the cellar wall, Michael complains, "Ow! My ears!" His friend says, "Yeah, I left it noisy. That way, it scares any pain-in-the-ass innocent bystanders away." The Corleones would have had little interest in a bill that would allow gun owners to obtain silencers without the federal permits required since 1934. Some people like the deafening boom of a gunshot. Most shooters don't, and the National Rifle Association is pressing for enactment of the proposed Hearing...
  • Peruta Team Asking Supreme Court to Hear Appeal

    01/14/2017 5:20:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    ammoland ^ | 13 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Edward Peruta and his fellow plaintiffs have decided to have their council petition the Supreme Court to hear an appeal to the last Ninth Circuit decision in The Peruta case.Edward Peruta applied to the San Diego County Sheriff for a permit to carry concealed. The Sheriff refused to grant him a permit. Peruta’s case was wrapped in with another case making its way through the courts, with other plaintiffs. The plaintiffs were ruled against in the district court and appealed to the Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit ruled that County Sheriffs could not use their discretion to...
  • Colt is Bringing Back The Cobra in 2017!

    01/13/2017 1:17:59 PM PST · by NRx · 30 replies
    Guns America ^ | 01-01-2017 | Max Slowik
    Send to Kindle The new Colt Cobra is a small gun with gigantic expectations. (Photo: Colt) Colt has a big announcement for 2017. The company is getting back into double-action revolvers starting with the new Colt Cobra. The 2017 Cobra features a matte stainless frame and cylinder, wraparound rubber grip and fiber optic front sight. True to its heritage, the 2017 edition is chambered for .38 Special and has a 6-round capacity.The new revolver weighs a little more at 25 ounces unloaded. That extra weight will help shooters load up with really hot overpressure loads. This gun is built for concealed-carry...
  • iPhone Handgun Has Police on Alert, Set to Hit US Market

    01/13/2017 1:39:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    The Australian ^ | January 11, 2017 | Bruno Waterfield
    European police forces have been placed on alert for illegal imports of the “iPhone gun”, a 9mm double-barrelled pistol disguised as a smartphone. The handgun, which folds up so that it resembles an iPhone, will go on sale in America within weeks. With one click it unfolds to become a deadly two-shot pistol, with laser sights. An alert sent to Belgian police at the weekend said that although no copies had yet been found, the weapons were expected to turn up on European streets soon. “To the eye, nothing can distinguish it from a mobile telephone,” said the Belgian police...
  • Bill calls for abolishment of ATF

    01/13/2017 11:50:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 106 replies
    guns.com ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    A bill has been proposed in U.S. House of Representatives that would eliminate the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The ATF Elimination Act, which was reintroduced by Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner on Thursday, calls for an ATF hiring freeze and would transfer the ATF’s current responsibilities to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration. According to the bill, the FBI and DEA would need to submit a plan for scaling down ATF affairs within 180 days of the bill’s enactment into law. Within one year, the FBI would have to issue a report to...
  • Passing driver kills man attacking Arizona trooper on road

    01/13/2017 8:17:09 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    theeagle.com ^ | January 12, 2017 8:02 pm | Associated Press
    PHOENIX (AP) — A man who shot and wounded an Arizona state trooper Thursday along a remote highway and then started slamming the helpless officer's head into the pavement as the two struggled was shot to death by a passing driver, authorities said. Trooper Edward Andersson, a 27-year veteran of the Department of Public Safety, was shot in the right shoulder and chest in what authorities called an ambush and was in serious but stable condition after surgery at a Goodyear hospital. "My trooper would not be alive without his assistance," DPS Director Frank Milstead said of the driver who...
  • The Try Guys shoot Guns for the First Time

    01/13/2017 6:26:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/13/2017 | J Hines
    If you're not familiar with who these "Try Guys" are, they are four hilarious men who will throw themselves into any scenario, just to try it out. You can’t say they’re not open minded, however, when it came to the topic of guns. Well this is what their opinions on guns were before getting a taste of blasting some hot lead downrange, by the way they are our "millennial generation". Guy 1: I don't like guns. at all.Guy 2: I don't have a negative opinion about guns, I do have negative opinions about people.Guy 3: I've been invited to a...
  • FL: Stand Your Ground Immunity for Firefighter who Answered Door with Gun in Hand

    01/13/2017 5:21:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In March of 2016, Captain Nick Marian answered a knocking at his door, and the ringing of his door bell.  He lives in a rough part of town, and answered the door shotgun in hand.  Police say that they saw him pick up a shotgun from his couch and answer the door. Prosecutors contended that he pointed the shotgun at the police officers for "more than a second" and that he knew they were police. The defense was that he had the right to protect himself, his actions were reasonable and prudent, and he had immunity due to the...
  • 2 pit bulls shot and killed after breaking free at Kaufman County park

    01/12/2017 6:15:57 PM PST · by PAR35 · 31 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 1/10/17 | Liz Farmer, Breaking News producer
    Two pit bulls were fatally shot Sunday after breaking free from the person who was walking them at a park in Kaufman County. ... The dogs approached a man, who said he felt that his two children and small dog were being threatened ...
  • Ambushed Arizona Trooper Saved by Armed Passing Motorist Who Shot Attacker Dead

    01/12/2017 9:15:20 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    nbcnews ^ | Jan 12 2017 | nbcnews
    An armed passing motorist was credited with saving the life of an Arizona state trooper by shooting and killing a gunman who ambushed the trooper in the middle of a lonely interstate highway before dawn Thursday. "I would just say at this point, thank you, because I don't know that my trooper would be alive today without his assistance," Col. Frank Milstead, director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, said after he met with the seriously injured trooper at the hospital. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers this morning for our Trooper that was shot. Looks like he will...
  • Officer Shot In Ambush; Citizen Shoots And Kills Gunmen

    01/12/2017 1:43:51 PM PST · by nodwam · 48 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 01/12/2017 | Richard Saunders
    This is why the United States has the 2nd amendment. A police officer was ambushed by a gunmen and someone driving by stopped to help the police officer and ended up having to shoot the gunmen to save the officer. This is the advantage of Arizona having the foresight to allow all of its citizens to own and carry firearms. From ABC7: An Arizona trooper trying to help a motorist in a rollover crash was shot in an ambush-style attack by a random suspect, who was then fatally shot by a Good Samaritan driving by. The trooper with the Arizona...
  • Trooper Shot in ‘Ambush’ Attack on Arizona Highway; Passerby Fatally Shoots Suspect

    01/12/2017 12:33:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    ktla ^ | 01/02/2017
    An armed passerby fatally shot a suspect who had opened fire on a trooper in an apparent ambush attack as the law enforcement officer, who was responding to a shots fired call, stopped to investigate a car crash along Interstate 10 near Tonopah on Thursday. The incident started shortly before 4:30 a.m. with a 911 call from a driver east of California who said somebody shot at his car from the median, television station KPHO in Phoenix reported. According to Col. Frank Milstead, the director of DPS, the trooper was responding to the shots fired call when he came upon...
  • An Austrian Assault Weapon Positioned as a Possible Successor of the German G36 Rifle

    01/12/2017 12:09:05 PM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Defense Update ^ | January 12, 2017 | Tamir Eshel
    The German defense company Rheinmetall has teamed with Austrian arms manufacturer Steyr Mannlicher to manufacture and market the RS556 – a German version of the 5.56mm x 45 cal. modular assault rifle system based on Steyr’s STM556. The Austrian weapon was first unveiled in 2012. Eying the German market, Rheinmetall positions the new weapon as a candidate for the German “System Sturmgewehr Bundeswehr” – the planned replacement of the G36 – the standard German military assault rifle made by Heckler & Koch. This project is set to begin in 2019. Rheinmetall will offer the new assault rifle as a joint...
  • Community draws on freedom Tombstone proclaimed ‘America’s Second Amendment City’

    01/12/2017 6:37:59 AM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies
    TOMBSTONE — This Old West town, known for its legendary shootout at the OK Corral, gun-packing locals and gunfight shows, has been proclaimed “America’s Second Amendment City.” Tombstone Mayor Dusty Escapule read the proclamation at Tuesday’s City Council meeting to a round of applause and an approving council. “The citizens of Tombstone are accustomed to having firearms around,” Escapule said. “Just stop and look up and down Allen Street. Most of the guys are carrying a gun.” The idea of a formal proclamation was pitched to the mayor by local business owner Gordon Anderson. “This represents a great day in...
  • Pew Survey: Police Support Gun Rights over Gun Control by 3 to 1 Margin

    01/12/2017 3:47:26 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 25 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 11 Jan 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    A Pew Research Center survey released January 11 shows that police officers support protecting citizens’ gun rights over passing more gun control by a margin of 3 to 1. The survey also shows that two out of three officers oppose an “assault weapons” ban.
  • Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Gun A Walther PPS?

    01/12/2017 4:26:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The image above has been credited as being the firearm used in the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting on 6 January, 2017.  While the image is a little fuzzy, it appears to be a Walther PPS. You can see the distinctive trigger guard magazine release, the slot above the trigger guard and back of the rail for the serial number, the single finger groove and the shape of the extended magazine.   On the rear heal of the grip is a triangular smooth area that should have the Walther banner in it, and grip is slightly relieved and smooth in a...
  • GUN FIGHT: Breaking Down the Dixie Gun & Pawn Robbery

    01/11/2017 5:23:56 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 10 Jan, 2017 | Bob Owens
    We covered the attempted robbery of a Georgia store just after Christmas. It didn’t go so well for one of the robbers, who was killed at the scene. The other fled. We now have security camera video of that incident. The scene opens with an employee raising his hands as the robbers come through the door with guns drawn. The gun store owner, Jimmy Groover (at the bottom of the screen, white hair), appears to be doing paperwork. Groover turns to see his employee’s hands raised and the robbers. The first robber is currently behind a post. As Groover sees...
  • Florida Democrat pushes expanded gun background checks in wake of airport shooting

    01/11/2017 4:46:36 PM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    guns.com ^ | Jan. 11, 2017 | Brian Seay
    A state senator in Florida is sponsoring a handful of gun control bills, citing last week’s airport shooting as a reason to introduce at least one of the measures. State Sen. Gary Farmer says he plans to introduce a bill that would close the so-called gun show loophole in his state. “Last week horror came to our state and to the Fort Lauderdale airport,” Farmer said, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “That horror came in the form of a deranged man who should’ve never been allowed to buy, own or in any way possess a dangerous firearm.” Florida Carry Executive...
  • Psychiatrists Can’t Predict Mass Shootings — Meanwhile, Let the Public Defend Itself

    01/11/2017 9:56:34 AM PST · by richardb72 · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | January 11, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    Pouring money into mental-health care won’t stop mass public shootings. Unfortunately, psychiatry is far from a perfect science. There has already been a lot of second-guessing about Esteban Santiago-Ruiz, who killed five people and wounded eight at the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport on Friday. Despite extensive psychological evaluations, many psychiatrists had failed to identify Santiago as a danger to others. One of Santiago’s brothers blames the government. In November 2016, local police escorted Santiago to a psychiatric hospital. Relatives say that after being released, he received further psychological treatment at his home in Alaska. Shouldn’t the experts have picked up...
  • Bill Introduced to Repeal Gun-Free School Zones Federal Law

    01/11/2017 4:42:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Representative Thomas Massie, (R) KY, has re-introduced a bill to repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act (GFSZA) of 1990 and its amendments.  It was found unconstitutional in 1995 in U.S. v Lopez. Then it was passed again, slightly modified, under pressure of the President Bill Clinton and the establishment media in 1996. Donald Trump has pledged to eliminate Gun Free Zones, but he will need Congressional help for the GFSZA.  The bill is numbered HR 34 for the 2017-18 Congress. Progress on the bill can be seen at congress.gov. Representative Massie issued a press release on Thursday, January 5th....
  • The moment a quick-thinking gun store owner pulls out his own gun and shoots an armed robber dead

    01/10/2017 4:35:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 10, 2017 | Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
    An armed robber was killed on camera as he tried to hold up a gun store by its 64-year-old owner. Surveillance footage at Dixie Gun and Pawn in Mableton, Georgia, showed the moment the would-be criminal and an accomplice stormed into the store dressed in ski masks. They aimed their guns towards an employee who held his hands up in a plea for mercy before store owner Jimmy Groover opened fire. The 64-year-old grandfather reached for his own gun and shot one of the robbers dead while the other ran for his life. Scroll down for video
  • Idiot tries to rob gun store - receives instant justice

    01/10/2017 4:21:40 PM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2017
    Two armed men chose the wrong place to attempt a robbery Monday morning, when an employee at the Cobb County gun shop confronted them and shot one dead at the scene, Cobb County police said. The two men entered Dixie Gun and Pawn at 11 a.m. and attempted to rob the business. A store employee happened to be armed and exchanged gunfire with the men, striking one of them. The robbery suspect died at the scene, police said. The other suspect fled on foot. Police said Monday afternoon they have no information about him. The worker was not injured and...
  • Can a Bat stop a Bullet? Lucille vs 9mm

    01/10/2017 12:28:43 PM PST · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/10/2017 | D Smith
    In the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead, Negan stopped Rosita's bullet with Lucille, his barb wire wrapped bat. Though we don’t know how under powered the round loaded by Eugene might have been, it was at least powerful enough to cycle the slide on Rosita's Beretta. Here's a video that explores the reality of a scene from season 7, episode 8, wherein Rosita attempts to kill bad guy Negan by shooting at him with a handloaded 9mm. Could this really happen? Could a baseball bat stop a 9mm round? He takes the shot and the bullet goes clean through...
  • Majority back ban on handguns in checked baggage

    01/10/2017 3:09:49 PM PST · by backwoods-engineer · 114 replies
    YouGov Polls ^ | 10 January 2017 | YouGov Poll
    Most Americans, including half of independents and Republicans, support a ban on checking handguns into aircraft baggage In recent years, America has, unfortunately, become used to mass shootings, but the recent mass shooting by an Iraq War veteran in Fort Lauderdale has sparked some concern. In the shooting at the Florida city's airport, the man, Estaban Santiago, had checked a handgun into his baggage. After retrieving it from the carousel he loaded it in a bathroom and then allegedly murdered five people, exposing a weakness in airport security. The latest research from YouGov finds that most Americans (57%) support a...
  • Man shoots at wife after she eats his grilled cheese sandwich

    01/10/2017 1:13:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 108 replies
    kptv.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2017
    DUNDALK, Maryland (AP/Meredith) - A man who got upset when his wife took a bite of his grilled cheese sandwich opened fire inside his home and sparked an hours-long standoff with police, according to authorities. Baltimore County police worked to diffuse the bizarre situation Sunday night. During the standoff, a woman and three teenagers ran outside the home and told officers a man started shooting through the basement floor after he found out someone ate a piece of his sandwich, WBAL-TV
  • Blue Force Quote of the Day: NY AG Schneiderman on National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

    01/10/2017 11:27:04 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 1/8/2017 | Robert Farago
    “The lowest-common-denominator approach proposed by this bill would undermine the core principles of federalism, the traditional police powers of state governments, and the safety of law enforcement officers across the country. It’s absolutely unacceptable for the federal government to dictate that someone can carry a concealed, loaded gun within a state’s border, in violation of that state’s laws.” – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in New Bill Would Force States to Allow Visiting Gun Owners to Pack Heat Without a Permit
  • The CDC’s latest report on firearms might not make many gun control activists happy

    01/10/2017 11:18:34 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    rare.us ^ | 1/6/2017 | Frank Luna
    Gun rights advocates have long defended their right to bear arms out of a need for self-defense. And now they have a new report from the Centers for Disease Control that says they make a darn good point. The $10 million study commissioned by President Barack Obama as part of 23 executive orders he signed in January says “self-defense can be an important crime deterrent.”
  • NM hunting guide wounded in gunfight near border (TX-Mexico border)

    01/10/2017 10:47:54 AM PST · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 9, 2017 | Lauren Villagran
    Five miles north of the Mexican border on a remote West Texas ranch, a New Mexico hunting guide and his client were wounded over the weekend in an alleged gunfight that a family friend described as an attack by “illegal aliens” and an attempted kidnapping. The Presidio County Sheriff’s Office appeared to question that account in a statement Monday, saying “there is no evidence to support allegations of ‘cross-border violence.'” A Border Patrol spokesman called the alleged incident “highly unusual for our part of the border.” The following is an account of the events. Hunting guide Walker Daugherty, 26, of...
  • Has the BATF/DOJ Destroyed the Fast & Furious Files?

    01/10/2017 10:12:30 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    Self | January 10, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    In just 10 days a new administration takes over the executive branch of government. Among the agencies to be taken over will be the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF). Will the infamous Operation & Furious documents be available to the newcomers or has the current BATF already destroyed those files? Ditto for the Department of Justice.
  • Massachusetts gun shop hit with $35K in fines and fees for selling Glocks

    01/10/2017 10:10:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    guns.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2017 | Chris Eger
    State Attorney General Maura Healey’s office and a Worcester gun dealer have settled a case that involved selling handguns that were not Massachusetts-compliant. The Gun Parlor has agreed to end sales of handguns that do not meet state-mandated safety regulations, specifically load indicators and magazine safety disconnects, and pay $10,000 in fees and costs associated with an investigation into the store while $25,000 in fines will remain outstanding and will be waived if the shop remains in compliance for two years. “In Massachusetts, we rely on gun dealers to help ensure responsible gun ownership and use by following the...
  • Did you say 23?

    01/10/2017 6:56:49 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/10/2017 | J Males
    Rockin 'n Rollin' with a Shotgun When it comes to rapid shotgun fire, this is just about as good as it gets! Never mind the XRAIL system that this guy is using on his shotgun. Shotgun fans out there will debate over a better system to use, like one of the comments below and that it has no real world application. (umm, fire power is a huge debate) But other than that, just the pure fun and excitement of shooting it on rapid is exhilarating, you can't argue that. This guy puts some mods (XRAIL System) to his shotgun in...
  • 2016 Record Year for NICS Background Checks (27,538,673) and Firearm Sales

    01/10/2017 5:23:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ammoland ^ | 5 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-Chart done by David Scott2016 has become the year with the most gun sales ever. The 2016 NICS checks have surpassed those for 2015, the previous record holder. In December, 2016 there were 2,771,159 National Instant Checks done.  In 2015, the number done in December was 3,314,594. December 2016, after the election of Donald Trump, slumped to only the third highest number of NICS checks in a month, the second highest being December, 2012, at the height of the Obama push for more infringements on the Second Amendment. There were 2,783,765 NICS done that month. December, 2016 was...
  • VIDEO: Gun Store Owner Shoots Through Counter, Kills Robbery Suspect

    01/09/2017 7:57:45 PM PST · by BBell · 84 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 1/9/17 | by AWR HAWKINS
    The store is Dixie Gun and Pawn and the store owner’s name is Jimmy Groover. Action News 5 reports that Groover was wearing a handgun on his hip when the suspects entered the store. Once under threat, he drew his gun and shot, hitting one of the suspects and killing him on the spot. Surveillance video of the incident has now been released and published by LiveLeak. In it you can clearly see one of two suspects pointing a gun at a store employee and then in Groover’s direction. The next thing you see is Groover shooting and killing one...
  • You'll Never Guess How Many Guns the Average Gun Owner Has

    01/09/2017 6:09:46 PM PST · by Mariner · 97 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | January 9th, 2017 | Rich Smith
    We Americans love our guns -- and apparently, we love them twice as much as we used to. We first twigged to this trend in 2015, when an astounding story on The Washington Post's Wonkblog site revealed that the average number of firearms owned by a "typical gun-owning household" had roughly doubled between 1994 and 2013, to 8.1 guns per household. The trend has only gone up since. How do we know this? A recent Harvard/Northwestern University joint study estimates that America's 319 million citizens own about 265 million guns today. And although from 1994 to 2016 the number of...
  • Wash. Attorney General Begins Push for Gun Ban, Licensing

    01/09/2017 4:01:59 PM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    libertyparkpress.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2016 | Dave Workman
    Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson apparently wants the Evergreen State to have gun laws similar to those in New York and Connecticut, according to the Yakima Herald, as he released details on bills to ban so-called “assault weapons” and require “enhanced” background checks for the purchase of such guns. The measures may be read here and here. “I believe a ban on the sale of assault weapons is the right policy for Washington, and I will keep fighting for that,” Ferguson said in a prepared statement, “I’ve said from the beginning that it would be an uphill battle. My...