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  • Giffords calls on women to highlight gun violence

    10/21/2014 3:47:34 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 39 replies
    yahoo ^ | 10/21/14 | STEVE PEOPLES ap
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords charged Tuesday that "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women" as she worked to rally female voters across Iowa and inject gun control into one of the nation's marquee Senate contests. "Women can lead the way," Giffords told domestic violence leaders gathered in Iowa's capital city during a 43-second speech that was halting and slurred at moments, but largely clear. "We can change our laws. We can change elections."
  • Sheriff's Office: Clerk feared for life, shot robbery suspects (ABQ NM)

    10/21/2014 4:02:53 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    KOB-4, Albuquerque ^ | October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Reed
    Fearing for his life, a clerk shot at two robbery suspects at a South Valley store on Monday night, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department. One of the suspects [20 year-old Christopher Garza ]died as result, but the clerk is not facing any charges at this time. According to Sgt. Aaron Williamson, the other suspect, 20-year-old Ruben Lucero, has been charged with an open count of murder. Sgt. Williamson said because the two men conspired to commit the armed robbery that led to the murder, Lucero will face the murder charge. In addition to the open count of murder,...
  • Pennsylvania Senate passes last minute gun preemption measure (Woohoo!)

    10/21/2014 2:30:49 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    After earlier versions of an amendment to allow individuals and concerned groups to take cities and counties into court over gun laws stronger than the state’s were derailed, a version added to a metals theft bill passed late Wednesday. The measure, entered as an amendment to House Bill 80, had drawn complaints from gun control advocates due to its structure. As outlined in the language of the act, which passed by a 32-16 vote, groups such as the National Rifle Association can stand in for local citizens in challenging ordinances in court. Lawmakers backing the move argue that it’s a...
  • 10 yr old competitive shooter seeks to inspire others

    10/21/2014 11:36:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    This isn’t the sort of breaking news, horror show healine which generally makes the rounds when talking about kids and guns, but it’s a nice story which deserves a little more visibility. An “iReport” feature on CNN describes the education and competitive record of ten year old target shooter Shyanne Roberts of New Jersey. Meet Shyanne Roberts, a 10-year-old competitive shooter who is out to prove something: Children with guns don’t always mean disaster.“I want to be an inspiration to other kids and be a leader,” said the girl. “Kids and guns don’t always mean bad things happen.”The Franklinville, New...
  • PA:Barbershop Shooter Acquitted, Case in Shirt Pocket

    10/21/2014 12:04:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A jury recently found Albert Dudley not guilty of aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, and possessing an instrument of crime. In 2012, Dudley become involved in an altercation with another barber at the shop where he worked.   Dudley had a concealed carry permit, and during the altercation, his firearm was fired, striking his opponent.  Versions of the event vary considerably.   From the article about the arrest: Later, Dudley gave investigators a written statement saying he had been at work when the victim arrived, appearing intoxicated. He claimed the other man became physically aggressive during the argument.   Originally,...
  • Police: Alleged serial killer tied to 7 slayings ‘basking in the glory’

    10/21/2014 9:16:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Fox32 Chicago ^ | Oct 21, 2014
    Police: Alleged serial killer tied to 7 slayings ‘basking in the glory’ Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:05 AM CST Updated: Oct 21, 2014 9:41 AM CST GARY, Ind. (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Darren D. Vann led Gary police on a bloody scavenger hunt this weekend. He pointed them to seven bodies of his alleged victims scattered in basements and empty, run-down buildings all over northwest Indiana's Steel City, authorities said. To the body of Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville. And Teaira Batey, 28, of Gary. And others whose identities are still unknown. The Mayor of Gary Indiana said Tuesday morning...
  • Restored P-51D Mustang with Real Browning M2 .50cal Machine Guns

    10/21/2014 8:19:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 10/21/2014 | Ray I
    Ever since I was a kid I’ve been fascinated with WWII warbirds, my favorite being the P-51 Mustang. The North American P-51 Mustangs were armed with six .50 caliber M2 Browning machine guns, a good amount of firepower for the day. If you’ve been to airshows around the US I’m sure you’ve seen a P-51 at least once, but there’s something different about Ron Fagen’s P-51 Mustang named Twilight Tear. His actually has six functioning M2 Browning machine guns, kind of, read on.
  • GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons Speaks Out Against Gun Control

    10/21/2014 8:14:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    inc.com ^ | 10/20/2014 | Maria Aspan
    GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons rarely shies away from controversy--even when wading into the contentious debate over gun violence in this country. Parsons, a gun owner and member of the National Rifle Association, says that firearms aren’t to blame for mass shootings. That’s a hotly-debated and emotional topic, especially after a gunman killed 20 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
  • Man accused in Washington shooting spree says he wanted to die, but officers are bad shots

    10/21/2014 7:53:20 AM PDT · by dware · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.20.2014 | AP via Fox News
    EVERETT, Wash. – The man accused of shooting at police stations, patrol cars and officers in three Washington cities told detectives he wanted to be killed and was disappointed in their marksmanship. Police say the 43-year-old Granite Falls man told detectives at a hospital: "Your guys aren't very good shots."
  • One Cop’s View On Video Cameras [VIDEO]

    10/21/2014 7:35:20 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10-20-2014 | Deputy Matt
    Video cameras? Yes please! Give me one. Maybe two or three. I am absolutely a HUGE proponent of law enforcement using in-car and body mounted cameras. Some ask why I feel so strongly about the subject, and to them I offer the following personal anecdote. I have personally benefited greatly from the video obtained by a digital video camera, the in-car camera system in my patrol car. A number of years ago, I was involved in an incident where, as I arrived at the scene of a call, I came under fire by a suspect armed with a rifle. I...
  • D.C. Second Amendment Case Moves Forward

    10/21/2014 6:47:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In July of 2014, the ban on carrying guns outside the home in the District of Columbia was struck down as violating the second amendment of the Constitution.   The judge granted a stay to the District government.  In September, the District government passed emergency legislation that it claimed would meet Judge Scullin's requirements for a constitutional law.   The law contained numerous absurd restrictions.   On 2 October, Alan Gura filed a motion asking that the court block the implementation of the emergency law.  From wamu.org: In a blistering court filing, attorney Alan Gura argues that the Council's bill — which limits...
  • Holder: Failure to Pass Gun Control Is My Biggest Failure

    10/20/2014 4:57:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Attorney General Eric Holder said that his biggest failure during his time as head of the Justice Department was failing to pass expanded gun control laws and criticized former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for his negative characterizations of the president during an interview aired on Monday’s broadcast of “The Lead” on CNN. “I think the inability to pass reasonable gun safety laws after the Newtown massacre is, for me, something that I take personally as a failure, and something that I think we as a society should take as a failure” he stated when asked what he considered his greatest...
  • Dems Use Ebola To Push For Anti-Gun Surgeon General

    10/20/2014 4:15:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: More than two dozen House Democrats are pushing the Senate to revive and ratify the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to a critical post, but helping to fight deadly disease is not what they have in mind. The question of the day is why we have or need an Ebola czar in the form of political operative/hack Ron Klain when we have an unfilled surgeon general's position that physician emeritus serving as America's doctor is supposed to fill. We have an acting Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, but he is seemingly just a placeholder instead of the force...
  • Supreme court to decide whether US government can 'strip' felons' gun rights

    10/20/2014 12:55:55 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 301 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/20/2014 | Staff
    Former border patrol agent, convicted on drug charges, appeals to high justices after lower courts bar him from selling weapons. The Supreme Court will decide whether the federal prohibition on firearms for felons terminates all ownership rights. The US Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide whether a Florida man convicted on drug charges and forced to give up his firearms under federal law could sell the guns or transfer ownership to his wife or a friend. The court agreed to hear an appeal filed by Tony Henderson, a former US border patrol agent who was convicted of distributing marijuana...
  • Well, well. I had forgotten about THAT. Ebola Czar Ron Klain was Janet Reno's Chief of Staff at the

    10/20/2014 9:47:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 10/20/14 | Dutchman 6
    A couple long-time friends and readers brought this to my attention from 1994:In a city where name recognition is synonymous with success, Ron Klain has made a virtue of being unknown. As Attorney General Janet Reno’s chief of staff, he is all but invisible to the public but recognized in Democratic circles as the man to have on your side in a political or legal fight. A rare mix of top-flight lawyer and savvy politician, Klain shepherded the nominations of Reno and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg through the Senate and steered the omnibus crime bill through the...
  • New York bans gun ownership for 34,500 citizens without due process

    10/20/2014 7:46:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/20/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    This is one case where I have to give the New York Times full credit. They have managed – at least in part – to dredge some information out of the New York State government which I have been unsuccessfully trying to obtain since May of this year. (More on that saga below.) The paper has now released details of a database kept by Empire State law enforcement of people who have had their Second Amendment rights terminated on the basis of being “mentally unstable.” The number of people in this database – created as a result of the...
  • The Unsavory History of Gun Control

    10/20/2014 7:10:49 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    TownhallFinance.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve written extensively about gun control, but mostly because of practical and moral objections to the notion that government should have the power to disarm law-abiding people. But I hadn’t realized that some of the earliest gun control initiatives were designed to oppress blacks. As Dave Kopel explains in Reason, the white power structure in many post-Civil War states was very anxious to disarm former slaves.
  • Stealth Gun Control Initiative Too Close To Call In Washington State

    10/20/2014 7:48:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/20/2014 | Rachel Alexander
    I-594 has been cleverly drafted to sound like it merely makes small changes to gun laws, not a flat-out ban or gun registration scheme. This is why it is so dangerous. People are less likely to oppose it; in fact, polls show that even a majority of gun owners - 54 percent of the 35 percent of Washington residents who own a gun - are in favor of it.
  • Man Jailed For Legally Owning Gun Publishes Book

    10/20/2014 6:56:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    progressivestoday.com ^ | 10-19-2014 | Pat Kane
    While Brian Aitken’s The Blue Tent Sky: How The Left’s War On Guns Cost Me My Son And My Freedom is written is an unassuming and accessible way, it is by no means an ‘easy read.’ In fact, it will likely be the most difficult book you’ll ever read.Brian Aitken is a man who was forced into a tragedy thought inconceivable in the United States — being stripped of his family and his freedom all for owning a gun in New Jersey. When Brian was pulled over in 2009 he had not committed any crimes, the guns he would...
  • London Calling: UK Gun Owners Now Subject to Surprise Warrantless Firearm Storage "Inspections"

    10/20/2014 6:15:12 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 15 replies
    NRA ILA ^ | October 17, 2014 | unknown
    A new firearm policy from the United Kingdom Home Office, put in force on October 15, has accelerated the once-proud nation's devolution into a police state. The Home Office's October 2014 "Guide on Firearms Licensing Law" adds a new rule allowing for police to conduct warrantless surprise inspections of a gun owner's firearm storage practices. As bad as that is, what's far worse is that the President of the United States cites England's gun control policies as a model for America to follow.
  • FL: Woman Arrested for Protecting Children from Water Moccasin

    10/20/2014 4:49:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Who would have thought that it would be illegal to defend children from a poisonous snake?  This is where the insanity of extreme gun restrictions have brought us.   In Florida, a mother was at a school event during a football practice session.  A water moccasin was discovered on the practice field, but attempts to kill it with sticks were not successful.  From newsherald.com: April Dawn DeMarco, 30, was arrested for discharging a .380-caliber handgun on the practice football field of Bay High School, 300 E. 15th St., during practice last week for the local Pop Warner football team. Demarco...
  • Liberals Try Shooting Guns For The First Time

    10/19/2014 7:41:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 8/18/14 | Henry Goldman
    As you might expect, they weren’t that into it. Before they entered the shooting range we got a little insight into their thoughts on guns, particularly gun control in America. Across the board, it seems, they felt we need more gun control. That being said, there were also some conflicting feelings about the experience.
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, October 19th, 2014.

    10/19/2014 5:03:12 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 57 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, October 19th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Armed American Radio (10-19-14)

    10/19/2014 4:03:49 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 3 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 10-19-14 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming to you live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen LiveThe AAR iTunes podcasts are usually available the following Monday Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on...
  • Not all of us in Newtown want to take your guns away (Vanity)

    10/19/2014 3:37:59 PM PDT · by ModernDayCato · 37 replies
    Me | 10/19/14 | ModernDayCato
    The governor of Connecticut is a tool. He ran one of our biggest cities (Stamford) into the ground, and now has managed to run this liberal paradise of a state into the ground as well. Aside from the personal attacks on the GOP candidate that is running against him that come from the so-called media here in Connecticut, all we keep hearing about this election season is "common sense solutions to gun violence." I live in Sandy Hook. On December 14, 2013 a young man who was pretty much insane murdered 26 people in an elementary school a few miles...
  • How does Banning Citizen Carry of Guns in Kroeger's Stop Armed Robbery?

    10/19/2014 3:26:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Bank Robber in a Kroeger's On freerepublic.com, a discussion about the Moms Demand Action push for a gun ban following an armed robbery of a bank inside of a Kroeger's, brought this commonly expressed question.  This one was from rktman: "Uh, how would this have stopped the robbery again? Please 'splain that to us." I will explain it.  MDA is playing a very long game.   In order to be effective, they have to reduce the number of guns in society by large, large, amounts.  They have to avoid considering any benefits gained from gun ownership.  Here is how I...
  • Lawyers Band Together To Fight Gun Violence

    10/19/2014 9:57:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    npr.org ^ | 10/18/20143 | unknown
    A new group called Prosecutors Against Gun Violence has formed to find solutions to gun violence in the U.S. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with attorneys and co-chairs Cyrus Vance Jr. and Mike Feuer.
  • MS:Supreme Court Rules in favor of 71-Year-Old Harvell Richardson in Self Defense Case

    10/19/2014 9:30:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Harvill Richardson I recall this case from 2009.  The couple let a homeless man into their home, to help him.  Things quickly went bad.  The couple became fearful as he bragged about his past murders.  From Findlaw.com: ¶ 2. Because Rudy Quilon was homeless following his release from prison, Harvill Richardson permitted Quilon to move into his home while he got back on his feet. Over the next five months, Quilon became increasingly unwelcome as he bragged about having been convicted for murder and armed robbery, his previous experiences as a gang member, and killing a “snitch” in prison....
  • Lack of spare parts triggers the end for old reliable Lee-Enfield rifle

    10/19/2014 7:55:46 AM PDT · by fso301 · 57 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 10/18/2014 | Joseph Hall
    The foe now has four legs. But a century on, the rugged reliability and brute firepower that made the Lee-Enfield rifle the standard-issue weapon for entrenched Canadian troops during the latter half of the First World War makes it an ideal choice still for a modern group of this country’s soldiers. The Canadian Rangers — a component of the armed forces reserves — conduct sovereignty patrols and assist search and rescue missions in the Far North and in remote coastal regions across the country.
  • ID:Court Knocks Down Corps of Engineers Ban on Guns

    10/19/2014 4:55:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Senator Coburn of Oklahoma has been attempting to remove the ban on carrying guns on lands managed by the Army Corps of Engineer for several years.   Perhaps the Obama administration should have agreed to the legislative compromise before the ban was challenged in court.   Now the Corps  is faced with a court decision citing Peruta in the Ninth Circuit, that declares that carry outside of the home is a constitutional right.  On 10 January, 2014, Judge B. Lynn Winmill of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho, issued a preliminary injunction against the Army...
  • Weirdest gun law of any state! (My pick is Ohio)

    10/18/2014 6:34:03 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    For a relatively historical red state, I could not believe what I recently learned about one of Ohio's laws regarding AR's. You can use 30 round AR's all day long, and you are good to go. But insert a mag containing 31 or more cartridges into the gun, and the state considers this a machine gun. WTF? If any law ever needed to be changed, this is it.
  • Database of New Yorkers deemed too 'mentally unstable' to carry guns grows to 40,000+ names...

    10/18/2014 6:03:01 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 30 replies
    Drudgerport.com ^ | Oct 18, 2014
    On Drudge now.
  • Vanity - CZ 2075BD RAMI 9mm Lugar

    10/18/2014 5:30:59 PM PDT · by dead and gone · 86 replies
    me | 10/19/14 | dean and gone
    I'm considering getting one of these for daily carry. In the extremely unlikely chance that a FReeper owns one, I'd like their opinions and advice...
  • NY Police Department Asking for Facebook Password, Profile when Registering Pistol

    10/18/2014 4:41:59 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 25 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/18/14 | Aurelius
    A member of New York Firearms posted both a statement and a picture that claims the city of Watervliet, New York is asking for their Facebook profile and password when registering their pistol. The post, made Wednesday evening, recounting this story: I had the form filled out with all my references, notarized, photos taken, driving record, and safety course. I went in and the officer took my folder in the back and came out and told me I have a lot more work to do and hands me a new packet including the main form except this one is on...
  • Ammo pulled from Walmart shelves in Ferguson amid violent clashes over police shooting of Brown

    10/18/2014 4:02:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2014 | Mia de Graaf
    * Two Walmart stores have locked away bullets as violent clashes escalate. * First time bosses have done this since pulling guns after Sandy Hook. * Protests in Ferguson over Michael Brown's shooting show no sign of ending. * 43 people were arrested in and around the Walmart stores on Monday. * Renewed outrage expected today over leaked report of the officer's account. Ammunition has been pulled from the shelves of two Walmarts in Ferguson amid violent clashes over the police shooting of Michael Brown. Employees were ordered to lock all bullets in a store cupboard on Monday after demonstrators...
  • Federal panel here to discuss 'stand your ground' law

    10/18/2014 12:22:35 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 24 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 16, 2014 | Jeff Weiner
    The fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford ignited a nationwide debate on gun rights, profiling and Florida's controversial self-defense laws. That debate continues today, when a panel of experts convenes in Orlando to discuss the "stand your ground" law as part of an investigation the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights launched after the teen's death became a cause célčbre. Florida was the first state to adopt "stand your ground," and the killing of Trayvon shone a harsh light on it. Though Zimmerman's lawyers disputed that the controversial law played a role in his acquittal at trial last year,...
  • AZ:Armed Citizen Thwarts Bank Robbers, Kills One

    10/18/2014 10:55:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    After being shot, one robber dropped the stolen money. An armed citizen in Arizona has stopped a bank robbery in a dramatic and effective fashion.   It appears that he determined what was happening, took action, and fired on the armed robbers when they resisted.   One robber was killed, the other is in custody.   It reminds one a bit of the famous Arkansas bank robbery that was thwarted by armed citizens in 1922.  From abc15.com: "He took the keys out of the car because they left the car running. And so he took the keys out of the car and...
  • Infographic: Washington's competing gun control initiatives

    10/18/2014 7:02:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    crosscut.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | unknown
    When fall ballots land in mailboxes this week, Washington voters will be asked to vote on two opposing gun control initiatives — one calling for expanded background checks, the other keeping the current system of background checks in place. Below, we explore the dueling initiatives, some of Washington's existing rules around gun ownership and what gun laws have meant in other states.
  • PA:Bill to Hold Scofflaw Governments Accountable Passes Senate

    10/18/2014 6:18:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    HB1243 passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on October 6th, 143 to 54.   The bill adds teeth to the Pennsylvania preemption law that has been on the books for years.   Over 50 local governments have made a mockery of the rule of law by passing restrictive and illegal local ordinances.  The bill allows member organizations to sue municipalities on behalf of their members, so those who push citizen disarmament (disarmenters?)  are claiming that it gives authority for the NRA to sue local governments. That is true, just as the ACLU sues local governments over first amendment issues, or the...
  • Democrat Gun Control Candidate Distances Herself from 'Aggressive' Gabby Giffords

    10/18/2014 6:05:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    As gun control proponent Gabby Giffords gets more "aggressive" in her push for gun control candidates, at least one of those candidates is distancing herself from the ads Giffords is running. New Hampshire's WMUR 9 ABC reports that though incumbent Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH 1st District) is thoroughly in favor of gun control, the tone of attack in Giffords' new ad is simply too much for her. The video on the outlet's website clearly demonstrates Shea-Porter's desire to move away from being associated with the former representative's ad.
  • 10-year-old shooter (girl): 'I want to be an inspiration'

    10/17/2014 9:58:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Christina Zdanowicz
    Meet Shyanne Roberts, a 10-year-old competitive shooter who is out to prove something: Children with guns don't always mean disaster. "I want to be an inspiration to other kids and be a leader," said the girl. "Kids and guns don't always mean bad things happen." Shyanne competes alongside junior shooters, who are participants younger than 18, and even adults. Last year, she beat out adult women to place second in the Women's Division of the New Jersey Ruger Rimfire Challenge.
  • Michael Dunn Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Loud Music Killing

    10/17/2014 7:25:00 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/17/14
    A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for shooting a teenager to death over loud music was sentenced to life without parole Friday. Michael Dunn, 47, was convicted of killing Jordan Davis, 17, in November 2012 after he shot into a SUV of four teenagers 10 times when an argument broke out over loud music coming from the teens' vehicle. Dunn was sentenced to an additional 90 years in prison for three attempted murder convictions and another 15 years for firing into an occupied vehicle. “Our justice system works. This case demonstrates that our justice system does work,” said Judge...
  • ATF involved in Friday Ferguson shooting at apartment complex

    10/17/2014 2:59:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KTVT-TV ^ | October 17, 2014 | Joe Millitzer
    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County police confirm there has been a shooting near the intersection of Ferguson Road and Sharondale. The shooting occurred on Friday afternoon near the Park Ridge apartments. The Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms are involved in the incident and police are on the scene. They are looking closely at a black Chevy car parked on the grass near the apartments. Officers can be seen taking pictures of the vehicle and looking inside. FOX 2 reporter Chris Hayes says law enforcement was involved in the shooting at the vehicle...
  • .22 Teaser in Oklahoma

    10/17/2014 1:57:16 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I was traveling South on Highway 75 in Atoka, Oklahoma, when I saw the sign pictured above.   I couldn't resist stopping and finding out if it were true.  I have been saying that  the ammunition bubble was going to pop, and I have been seeing a bit more .22 ammunition available than a few months ago. The sign was for  The Pawn Ticket, and it was open. Once inside, I was informed that they had run out of .22 ammunition the day before.   They were selling it for $85 a brick (500 rounds) or $10 for a box of...
  • Mother Jones Claims the Rate of Mass Shootings Has Tripled Since 2011. Is That True?

    10/17/2014 10:53:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    reason.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jesse Walker
    Two years ago, Mother Jones published a "Guide to Mass Shootings in America," which claimed to show that such slayings happen more often now than in the past. The feature, whose data have been updated periodically since it first went up, has been both widely cited and harshly disputed. This week the outlet has published a new analysis claiming that mass shootings occur far more frequently than they did several decades ago and that the rate has tripled since 2011. Whether you buy that depends on whether you buy into the previous piece, because the new article has essentially the...
  • Florida's 55 anti-Second Amendment mayors(Florida MAIGgot alert!)

    10/17/2014 10:26:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    thegunwriter.blogs.heraldtribune.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | Lee Williams,
    Florida's 55 Bloomberg Anti-Second Amendment Mayors If your Mayor is on this list, please take a moment to ask why your elected officials are fighting against your right to bear arms. As unlikely as it may seem to those of us who pay attention to Second Amendment issues, there may still be some Florida Mayors Against illegal Guns (MAIG) Mayors who have been mislead by lies fed to them by Bloomberg's anti-gun group. We have the emails sent to Florida Mayors from MAIG claiming that they support the Second Amendment, we even have emails from known anti-gun Police Chiefs and...
  • Democrat Lawmaker Credits Concealed Carry With Saving Two Lives

    10/17/2014 10:20:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | Bob Owens
    A pair of Pennsylvania State Democratic Representatives are alive today because one of them was able to draw and fire his concealed weapon, driving an armed robber away: A Pennsylvania state lawmaker who got into a shootout with a 15-year-old boy who was trying to rob him near the Capitol said Wednesday the experience proves the value of packing a gun. State Rep. Marty Flynn, a former prison guard who is licensed to carry a handgun, said he believes he probably would have been killed if he had not used the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 pistol that he conceals...
  • The SIG P320 Army Modular Handgun System edition - Friday Gun Porn)

    10/17/2014 9:26:09 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 24 replies
    Guns.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Max Slowik
    This is the SIG P320 MHS, a key competitor in the hunt for the Army’s next sidearm. With the Army’s many Beretta pistols showing their age, the military is considering a completely new sidearm that meets today’s standards and compensates for some of the issues they’ve run into with the M9 series, including the open slide, slide-mounted safety and oversized grip. The SIG P320 MHS solves all the problems and delivers a modern pistol to replace it. Key differences between this edition and current commercial versions of the P320 Compact include a new color scheme, an ambidextrous manual thumb safety,...
  • Eric Holder's Top Deputy Resigns Amid Revelation Fast and Furious Guns Used in Phoenix Crime

    10/17/2014 9:46:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 17 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The top deputy to Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday amid revelations that Operation Fast and Furious scandal guns were used to harm Americans in Phoenix in 2013, a development top congressional Republicans say President Obama’s administration sought to cover up. ... Holder, the attorney general, has failed to cooperate with the Fast and Furious congressional investigation led by Issa and Grassley. Holder was voted, on a bipartisan basis, into both criminal and civil contempt of Congress—a first in the history of the United States for a Cabinet-level official—after he failed to provide documents to Issa’s committee...
  • The German Army Is Getting a New Machine Gun

    10/17/2014 7:08:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 106 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 17, 2014 | Joseph Trevithick
    Last year, the German armed forces announced they would purchase Heckler and Koch’s MG-5 machine gun to finally replace a World War II-era weapon. The new machine gun should put the Bundeswehr’s existing weapons to shame—and make up for past failures. “Its main feature is that it is much more accurate than its predecessor,” German army colonel Christian Brandes told U.S. Army reporters at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona during testing of the new gun on Oct. 14. The predecessor Brandes was referring to is the MG-3. That aging weapon is essentially just an upgrade of a machine gun Adolf...