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  • Pentagon Admits "Lapses In Accountability" Led To Loss Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of US Guns (Trunc)

    08/24/2016 10:23:14 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 24, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Back in April 2016, the New York Times published an article highlighting a number of Facebook pages in the Middle East being used to sell U.S. military equipment. A terrorist hoping to buy an antiaircraft weapon in recent years needed to look no further than Facebook, which has been hosting sprawling online arms bazaars, offering weapons ranging from handguns and grenades to heavy machine guns and guided missiles. The Facebook posts suggest evidence of large-scale efforts to sell military weapons coveted by terrorists and militants. The weapons include many distributed by the United States to security forces and their proxies...
  • Second Amendment backers arm up with ink and paper to battle California's 'Gunmageddon'

    08/24/2016 8:59:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 25, 2016 | Hollie McKay
    Barry Bahrami went from incredulous to angry last month when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a batch of firearms control laws known collectively as “Gunmageddon.” Then, the San Diego-based CEO became determined to fight back against the laws, which take aim at so-called assault weapons, enforce ammunition background checks, mostly take effect Jan. 1 and outlaw the possession of high-capacity magazines and ban the "bullet buttons" that already require a tool to release the magazine, instead advocating that the rifle is partially disassembled, and that any rifle with a detachable magazine will be defined as an assault weapon. "These laws...
  • New Jersey governor vetoes bill requiring smart guns be sold

    08/24/2016 7:49:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2016 5:32 PM EDT | Michael Catalini
    Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday rejected legislation to increase the sales of smart guns, saying the measure would make the state “inhospitable” to legal gun ownership. Christie, a Republican, conditionally vetoed the measure that would have required state gun retailers to keep an inventory of smart guns, which can be fired only by authorized users. He sharply criticized the Democrat-led Legislature, which sent him the bill for the second time this year in June. He had previously pocket-vetoed the measure. “This bill is reflective of the relentless campaign by the Democratic legislature to make New Jersey as inhospitable as possible...
  • European Gun Sales Surge Amid Terrorist Threat, Refugee Immigration

    08/24/2016 6:24:20 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    A number of European countries have seen their gun sales take off as people feel insecure after the recent wave of terror. Weapon sellers in several countries attribute the rise to terror attacks and the mass arrival of refugees over the past year. Applications for gun permits have gone up significantly in Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic. In places with stricter gun laws, such as Germany, non-lethal guns and pepper spray have become alternatives. “There’s no official explanation for the rise, but in general we see a connection to Europe’s terrorist attacks,” Hanspeter Kruesi, a police spokesman in the...
  • HPD: Son kills teen robber while showing dad new gun

    08/24/2016 4:55:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | KHOU.COM
    HOUSTON - A son fatally shot an alleged teen robber as he was showing off his new pistol to his dad at their home in east Houston, police say. It happened in a neighborhood on Majestic at Market around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Houston Police Department Sgt. Thomas Simmons. Simmons said the son and dad were in their backyard looking at the new pistol when two juvenile suspects, around 15 or 16 years old, approached them.
  • Mexican diplomat urges U.S. to renew assault weapon ban

    08/24/2016 3:39:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Chris Eger
    While speaking at a UN meeting in Switzerland, Mexico’s Foreign Minister said it was as easy to buy a gun in the U.S. as it is to purchase a “liter of milk or a box cereal.” Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu made the remarks to the Second Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty of the United Nations in Geneva on Monday. She advocated for greater controls by each government on the transfer of arms as well as increased accountability. In her speech, she held that Mexico is a peaceful nation committed to an effective, realistic and sensible...
  • New Christie Vetoes Call for Shall-Issue Right to Carry & Clean Repeal of Smart Gun Mandate

    08/24/2016 12:57:32 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 11 replies
    Vetoes Propose Deleting “Justifiable Need” As a Carry Permit Requirement, and Clean Repeal of the Smart Gun Law Mandate with No Strings Attached! “Conditional Veto” Format Would Allow the Legislature To Accept Governor Christie’s Conditions and Immediately Implement Them Please Tell Legislators to Accept Governor Christie’s Conditions! Wednesday August 24, 2016: In a blockbuster announcement today, Governor Christie conditionally vetoed two pieces of anti-gun legislation (A3689 and S816), imposing dramatic conditions that would change them into pro-gun measures establishing shall-issue right-to-carry and repealing New Jersey’s 2002 “smart gun” law mandate with no strings attached. Copies of the vetoes are available...
  • The terrifying moment a woman bystander is caught in the crossfire of terrifying machine gun [tr]

    08/24/2016 10:02:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2016 | Staff
    A woman was shot in the shoulder at an Atlanta gas station on Sunday night as two men opened fire at each other with machine guns. The terrifying incident occurred at the Texaco gas station on Lee Street in Jonesboro around 8.30pm.
  • Car Jacking - Where are you packing your heat?

    08/24/2016 9:19:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 57 replies
    American Shooting Journal ^ | 8/24/2016 | J Hines
    On the hip, in a case, or on the seat next to the driver, where are you packing for easy access? Car jacking happens almost everywhere and one of the question that comes up is where are you packing your firearm for easy access. Here’s some noise taking place on 1911 Forum on the subject. boatdoc: many of my friends are appendix carrying for access while driving seems to me that an extra gun could be placed in an ankle holster( a revolver maybe?) for your protection. A purse or briefcase might give the perps a gun they did not...
  • U.S. Traffic Fatalities Continued to Surge in First Half of 2016

    08/24/2016 8:06:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 68 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 23, 2016 | Beckie Strum
    U.S. Traffic Fatalities Continued to Surge in First Half of 2016 Deaths rose 9%, extending a trend that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel increased Traffic fatalities were up 9% in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year. By Beckie Strum Traffic fatalities rose 9% in the first six months of 2016, compared with a year earlier, as a stronger economy and falling gas prices encouraged Americans to spend more time behind the wheel, the National Safety Council said on Tuesday. Traffic fatalities have been trending upward since 2014,...
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity/Profitable Gun Turn in; Minneapolis 27 August, 2016

    08/24/2016 7:53:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    -(Ammoland.com)- There will be a gun turn in event on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  While these events are commonly labelled with the propaganda term “buyback” the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.The event will be held at two locations: Fire Station 17 at 330 E 38th St. in south Minneapolis; Fire Station 14 at 2002 Lowry Ave N in north Minneapolis.  Compensation will be in the form of Visa gift cards. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The compensation offered at this event is very generous when compared...
  • John Lott, BJS Surveys and ATF Data Undercut Everytown’s Claims about Expanded Background Checks

    08/24/2016 5:40:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | AUGUST 12, 2016
    It’s a good thing for Hillary Clinton that Michael Bloomberg decided against running for president this year. If America’s self-appointed uber-Nanny had thrown his hat in the ring, he would have made Clinton work overtime to retain her title as the least trusted presidential candidate in American history. As the Washington Post reported on July 25, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump “now has a large lead on Clinton when it comes to honesty and trustworthiness.” Bloomberg would also trail Trump in terms of honestly presenting the facts if he were judged on the basis of the claims that his anti-gun...
  • DC Residents Challenge Ban on Stun Guns

    08/24/2016 6:14:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image of Crystal Wright from conservativeblackchick.com On August 2nd, 2016, another case was filed to regain Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia.  This case is likely to succeed, and it may set some interesting precedents.  It is a case that sues to eliminate the unconstitutional ban on stun guns and Tasers in the District. From cnsnews.com: The plaintiffs in this case—Crystal Wright, Brendan Turner, and Traci Dean—have indicated that they have a legitimate need to defend themselves, but each has stated a desire to use a Taser or stun gun against an assailant rather than a gun,...
  • German Politician Supports Arming Citizens to Defend Against Wave of Muslim Refugees!

    08/23/2016 8:04:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Tim Brown
    The leader of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has had enough of her country being under attack by Muslim migrants that have been allowed to invade her country by Angela Merkel’s insane policies. Following violent attacks, some specifically sexual in nature, Frauke Petry backed the arming of the German people against the Muslims. Yahoo News reports:
  • Court refuses Texas professors’ attempt to block campus carry

    08/23/2016 4:34:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Chris Eger
    A federal judge on Monday refused to issue a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit by three University of Texas professors who do not want legal concealed carry in their classes. With the state’s new campus carry law taking effect this month, the professors kept a promise of litigation and filed suit in federal court in July seeking a federal injunction on campus carry naming Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, UT President Gregory Fenves and members of the school’s Board of Regents in their official capacity, as defendants. Paxton, in response, filed paperwork in opposition to the professors’ action earlier...
  • 91-year-old man fights back, shooting suspected armed robber in neck

    08/23/2016 10:47:10 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    Fox2Detroit,com ^ | 8/23/2016 | Staff
    EASTPOINTE, Mich. (WJBK) - An elderly shopper pulls out his gun and fires in a Rite-Aid parking lot. The 91-year-old told police he thought he was about to be robbed by a man who followed him from his car toward the store. That shopper is 91-years old and he says he gave that man a warning -- before he shot him. Now the suspected robber is in custody.Likely just another morning for the elderly Eastpointe man who stopped by this Rite-Aid store at Gratiot and Nine Mile Monday. "He was trying to get into the store when he was approached...
  • America finds its voice on gun safety(Barf X2)

    08/23/2016 9:40:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | mark and gabby
    Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we've founded a gun violence prevention organization, Americans for Responsible Solutions, and criss-crossed the nation, speaking out about the commonsense solutions, like closing loopholes in our criminal background check laws for gun sales, that have been proven to reduce gun violence and save lives. We've met with gun violence survivors, legislators and testified before Congress. We've heard from those on the front lines of our national gun violence crisis. We've worked with veterans, law enforcement, businessmen and women, members of the clergy, and domestic violence prevention leaders.
  • Elderly Florida Man Shoots Fleeing Thief And May Have Ruined His Own Life

    08/23/2016 9:24:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Bob Owens
    The homeowner asked the suspect what he was doing and then the suspect ran across the street, officials said. The homeowner opened fire and shot the suspect several times, Kvalheim said, adding the injuries appeared non-life threatening.
  • Poster Woman for Fatal Gun Accident w/AK Clone

    08/23/2016 7:04:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Pick up a loaded AK clone, point it at your boyfriend's face at point blank range while you pin him to the bed.  The gun just "went off".  He is dead, and the woman is charged with negligent homicide. I wonder if Rosario was right handed.  Are those bruises below her left eye? The articles note that Gabriella does not have any prior arrests.  I found two for a Rosario Soto Leon in the Phoenix area, one on March 7th, another on April 20th, both in Maricopa County. Without further ID, it is impossible to know if it is...
  • What do you think of Spear Hunting?

    08/23/2016 6:24:54 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 51 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/23/2016 | E Nestor
    Spear hunting sounds primitive but lately has come under fire from some who feel it is too brutal. Spear hunter Michel Blanchett has been spear hunting for 7 years. He claims this primitive way of hunting is the most ethical as it pits you against your game at close range with one throw to get your game. This type of hunting is for the elite hunter This allows game to have a better chance against a hunter than it would against a long distance rifle shooter or even a modern archery armed hunter. What is your stance on spear hunting?...
  • Optimizing your 9mm for Accuracy and Effectiveness

    08/22/2016 9:20:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 47 replies
    American Shooting Journal ^ | 8/22/2016 | J Hines
    Choosing the right ammunition can be a difficult task, even for the most experienced of gun enthusiasts. Without taking on the overwhelming hobby of making your own ammunition, and having your significant other hassle you over those exciting new credit card bills, here are a few tips to help you find the right ammunition for your 9mm. Regarding Grain and What That Means for You and Your AccuracyGrain is relatively important when it comes to the accuracy of your carbine or pistol. Truly, most sportsmen can spend an entire lifetime going to the range or hunting and never really worry...
  • Green Party Nominee Wants To ‘Explore’ Disarming Police Officers [VIDEO](wackadoodle)

    08/22/2016 9:15:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Alex Pappas
    Stein spoke of the “need to actually hold police accountable so that we can address this scourge of racist violence.”
  • Buy a Shotgun Song and Video by Flying Robots with Joe Biden

    08/22/2016 8:23:44 AM PDT · by Drango · 7 replies
    Buy a shotgun
  • New Anti-Gun Movie Shows Women Refusing To Have Sex with Men Until They Give Up Their Firearms

    08/22/2016 7:56:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 120 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Matt Vespa
    If there's one thing that the men of Rockford Texas love as much as their women, it's their guns. But when a gun incident at a neighborhood school spurs one stay at home mom, Jenna (Andrea Anders), to rethink Rockford's obsessive gun culture, life in this idyllic town is turned upside-down. Much to the chagrin of her husband, (Matt Passmore), Jenna ignites a movement by recruiting the women to withhold sex from the men until every gun in Rockford is vanquished. A wild and hilarious showdown ensues between the sexes. As tensions and libidos rise, the men and women of...
  • 24 Years Ago Today the Federal Govt Changed its Rules to Launch a Sniper Attack on Off-Grid Family

    08/22/2016 6:10:48 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 57 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 8/21/2016 | Claire Bernish
    Randall and Vicki Weaver and their children wanted nothing more than to be left to live an isolated life in peace in their cabin enclave on a northern Idaho mountain top called Ruby Ridge. Untrusting of the federal government and of the belief society had taken an insurmountable turn for the worse, the Weavers — as many residents in the remote and breathtaking area — taught their children to be self-sufficient and defend themselves with firearms from unwanted intrusions onto the family’s property. But the Weaver’s seemingly idyllic life came to an appallingly violent end over several hours from August...
  • Waller County Texas DA Elton Mathis Files Lawsuit against Second Amendment Activist

    08/22/2016 6:11:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Waller County DA Elton Mathis Image from s-nbcnews.com   A month ago, on 6 July, 2016, Waller County Texas officials raised many eyebrows by using the power of the County to sue an individual citizen. The citizen, Terry Holcomb Sr., threatened to report  Waller County to the Texas Attorney General, as is required by the procedure set up by the Texas Legislature last session.   It is easy to see why the Waller County DA went after the individual citizen.  He does not have deep pockets to defend with, and he does not have the institutional defenses of the Texas...
  • 13 Shot at House Party in Gun-Controlled Connecticut

    08/21/2016 10:35:55 PM PDT · by RC one · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | 21 Aug 2016 | by AWR Hawkins
    Two shooters opened fire on partygoers at a house party in Bridgeport, Connecticut, wounding 13 in the early hours of August 21, according to police. According to the Associated Press, police think the shooters “opened fire…from behind some hedges surrounding the home’s backyard.” Eleven men and two women were wounded. Bridgeport police spokesman Av Harris said the attackers targeted people “both inside and outside the home.” The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence reports that CT has universal background checks, no “gun show loophole,” a ban on “high capacity” magazines, and a prohibition on “the transfer or possession of assault...
  • War Dogs Review: Comedy Tells Outrageous True Story

    08/21/2016 7:05:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/21/2016 | John Hanlon
    The new comedy War Dogs tells the true story of two cynical young men who took advantage of bureaucratic failures to become successful weapons dealers. These two men — who sold weapons to the government during the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq —ultimately secured a $300 million contract with the United States military. The film, which was inspired by a true story, operates as both a comedy and a hard-to-imagine drama that shows how these two guys in their twenties were able to take advantage of a lax governmental policy.
  • Man fatally shot at vigil for gun violence victims

    08/21/2016 11:01:31 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 21, 2016 | Daniel Prendergast
    A man who was attending a memorial for victims of gun violence was fatally shot at a Brooklyn park early Sunday, authorities and witnesses said. Daquan Spencer, 30, was at the event inside Scarangella Park near Stillwell Ave. and Avenue V when someone started shooting around 1:30 a.m.
  • The family that shoots together(Winter Haven FL)

    08/21/2016 10:48:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    sayuncle.com ^ | 8/20/2016 | Unknown
    Intruder Breaks Into Home; Shot By Entire Family
  • New figures show over 900,000 suppressors in circulation

    08/21/2016 10:00:54 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 79 replies
    Guns.com ^ | Aug 10, 2016
    Data released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this week show a big jump in National Firearms Act items to include a 14 percent rise in the number of suppressors and a nearly 18 percent bump in short barreled rifles registered. This includes: 2,545,844 Destructive devices 902,805 Suppressors 575,602 Machine guns 213,594 SBRs. 140,474 Short barreled shotguns 57,777 AOWs
  • Should You Own an AR-15?

    08/21/2016 5:48:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 203 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    After the massacre of gay Americans having a good time at an Orlando nightclub by an Islamic terrorist there were vivid discussions about people owning an AR-15 -- the principle long gun in use in America -- despite the fact that it was not the firearm used by the murderer. For some the discussion immediately lurched to gun control, but a lot of people had very little knowledge to support their arguments. I thought we should take a look at the AR-15. (Note: I am neither a gun owner or member of the NRA.) Another issue about the gun came...
  • Gold Medal Olympian Speaks for Self Defense; Against Second Amendment Infringements

    08/21/2016 4:17:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
     Image from sgvtribune.com When Olympic athletes speak out in favor of "progressive" causes, they make front page news in the United States.  But when a multiple gold medal winner at multiple Olympics speaks in favor of the Second Amendment and self defense, it was the foreign press that covered the issue. Multiple gold medal winner Kim Rhodes spoke out on 5 August in Rio de Janeiro.  From the independent.co.uk: Ms Rhode said she was “becoming more vocal” about her opposition to what she sees as restrictive new gun control measures, including in the context of recent terror attacks. “When...
  • A Calling to Arm: More and more people creating a culture of guns...

    08/21/2016 3:42:30 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 46 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 21 Aug 16 | James Redmond
    Each time there’s another shooting, bombing or killing that gets widespread attention, Kelly Cogswell knows she’s going to have a busy day. As the concealed carry coordinator for Weld County, Cogswell reviews each permit application that comes though Weld County. When she first took the job in 2009, the county had issued roughly 2,500 concealed carry permits. Now the county has issued 17,800. So far this year, the county’s already issued 2,371 permits, almost as many as the county issued in those first 19 years. That’s a lot of people packing guns. Guns aren’t going away, even if some people...
  • Call-to-arms by German populist right AfD [i.e. RKBA]

    08/20/2016 8:50:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08/20/2016 | ipj/rc (Reuters, AFP, epd)
    Populist right-wing AfD party co-leader Frauke Petry has encouraged Germans to carry firearms. She claims the government has lost its state monopoly to protect the public, especially in thinly populated areas. Petry, who caused an uproar January by suggesting German police could use firearms to deter incoming refugees, on Saturday called into question Germany's policing and stringent gun ownership law in the wake of deadly attacks last month. There were no grounds for concern when citizens armed themselves for self-protection in areas where austerity measures by national and regional governments had “systematically ruined” police services, Petry told the Funke Media...
  • 12 Gauge Shotgun Shells - Slug it out

    08/20/2016 12:44:29 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/20/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Modern 12-gauge Shotgun Slugs Can Be An Excellent Choice For Self-Defense Distances And Beyond Shotguns are a perennial home defense favorite. They are generally inexpensive, very common and perceived as being simple to operate. Nearly every gun-owning household has at least one smoothbore. But, since research and anecdotal evidence point towards the relative ineffectiveness of birdshot against large intruders, buckshot is typically used to deliver multiple simultaneous impacts while adding some margin for aiming error. Buckshot, from .35 caliber 000 to .24 caliber No. 4, works fairly well on opponents up close and in the open, but doesnÂ’t penetrate cover...
  • NFL Includes Gun Ownership Conduct in Players' Social Responsibility Training(WTH?)

    08/20/2016 8:20:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    bleacherreport.com ^ | 8/18/2016 | Adam Wells
    The NFL has added gun ownership conduct and safety to its annual social responsibility training for players. Per espnW.com's Jane McManus, the NFL "pared down and changed" elements of the social responsibility training and added videos—including showing "a drunken driver swerving a car all over the road"—with players being "asked to discuss" afterward. The gun conduct portion came about following an offseason in which Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in June and former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Will Smith was murdered in April. NFL vice president of social responsibility Anna Isaacson explained...
  • A Hillary Clinton Loss Would Hobble Gun Reform, Says Connecticut Senator

    08/20/2016 8:08:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    time.com ^ | 8/18/2016 | Philip Elliott
    Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy does not shy away from the fact that guns on are on the national ballot this November. “If Donald Trump wins, it will be a pretty dramatic setback,” says Murphy, who has emerged as the Democratic Party’s most vocal champion of new gun regulation. “Not just because how terrible he’ll be on the issue, but the fact that a presidential candidate who ran asking for a mandate on guns lost.” For Murphy, the fight is personal. He had just been elected to the Senate in 2012 when word arrived that there had been an incident at...
  • Belgian Jihadi Attack on Police Women: Pistol Beats Machete

    08/20/2016 5:29:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A Jihadi with a machete attacked two policewomen at the checkpoint outside of Belgian police headquarters in the city of Charleroi, on Saturday afternoon, 6 August, 2016.  One woman was seriously injured, another suffered minor wounds, and the third shot the attacker with the machete before he could inflict more damage. From the articles that I have read, it appears she was armed with a pistol. From the BBC.com: A man shot by police after he attacked two officers with a machete in the Belgian city of Charleroi has died. The women officers' injuries are not life-threatening. The assailant...
  • Tom Arnold Pens Passionate Essay Arguing for Gun Control After Nephew's Suicide (sob story)

    08/19/2016 10:21:11 AM PDT · by progunner · 58 replies
    ETOnline ^ | 4 hrs ago | Zach Seemayer
    Actor Tom Arnold is arguing for gun control in the wake of his nephew's suicide. The Sin City Saints star penned an emotional editorial, published in The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, detailing his own 52-year history with firearms and the tragic story of his mentally unstable nephew, Spencer.
  • The Unknown Olympic Champion

    08/19/2016 9:25:39 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 42 replies
    WSJ ^ | 18 Aug 2016
    How do you manage to win a medal at six straight Olympics and remain more or less unknown? ... . It probably doesn’t help that Mrs. Rhode is an outspoken critic of gun-control laws and a Donald Trump supporter. ...Even when the press has reported on her achievement, the tone has often been dismissive. An NBC story noted that her medal record is arguably “far less impressive than, say, a gymnast or a swimmer” because shooting “requires fewer physical attributes.” Sure, all it takes is remarkable hand-eye coordination, quick reflexes, steady nerves and dedication over 20 years.
  • Psychology Today: Persuading Minds for Gun Control Like Persuading Minds for Climate Change

    08/19/2016 9:25:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/19/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 17 Psychology Today equated persuading minds to support gun control with persuading minds to support arguments for climate change.
  • MA: AG Healy's Diktat on Gun Ban to be Challenged in Court

    08/19/2016 5:48:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey, will have her dikat baning numerous semi-automatic rifles challenged in court. The National Shooting Sports Foundation has stated it will file a lawsuit against the AG on the measure. The NSSF is the gun industry trade association.  From bostonherald.com: The firearm industry group, based in Newtown, Conn., said it retained former U.S. attorney Michael Sullivan for the lawsuit, which will attack Healey’s interpretation of the 
statute that could be used to ban the sale of all semiautomatic guns. Keane declined to detail the plans for the lawsuit and to name other parties joining the...
  • Optics (scopes) used in the movie 13 hours

    08/19/2016 4:41:32 AM PDT · by bill1952 · 31 replies
    Hello. Nowhere better to ask this than on freerepublic After watching 13 hours (good movie) and noting that the weapons seemed to be accurate and handled correctly, which is rarely the case in Hollywood, I was intrigued by the usage of those infrared scopes and how they were also used as signaling devices. What model/type scopes were those/ I would like to fit up with one of those on a pictanny rail Thanks!
  • Donald Trump’s Florida Rally: Gay Speaker Slams Obama on Guns, Radical Islam

    08/18/2016 8:17:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | August 17, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Former Orlando mayoral candidate Randy Ross lambasted President Barack Obama’s attempt to blame guns for the Orlando terror attack instead of blaming radical Islam. “While victims were in the hospital, families were grieving, funeral arrangement were being made for the victims, our city mourning, [Obama] turned the conversation into one of gun control” said Ross, a gay speaker who was speaking at Donald Trump’s Aug. 11 rally in Kissimmee, Florida. According to the Advocate, Ross said Obama’s speech wrongly switched the emphasis from the threat of radical Islam to a plea for more gun control for law-abiding citizens.
  • Why so shy? Trump blasts M-4 rifle at targets before meeting police – and even hits two bullseyes

    08/18/2016 2:51:27 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 51 replies
    Donald Trump fired off an M-4 rifle on Thursday as he took his 'law and order' appeal to a gun range at a North Carolina police lodge. But his campaign team wouldn't release a photo he took with police officers who joined him at the shooting range, and individual officers weren't allowed to shoot their own pictures with the presidential candidate, an officer told DailyMail.com. Early reviews are that Trump was right on target when he aimed and fired. 'He fired several shots. I saw two for-sure bullseyes. At the distance we were I couldn’t tell you there wasn’t more,'...
  • Why there’s no surge in ammo sales this election year

    08/18/2016 11:30:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 17, 2016 | Daniel Terrill
    In 2008 and 2012 the firearms industry saw a surge in both gun and ammo sales thanks to the presidential election, and while this cycle is no different for gun sales — in fact, this maybe a record year — ammo is a different story. Mark DeYoung, chief executive officer of Vista Outdoor, a conglomerate of shooting and outdoor brands said consumers just aren’t buying up ammunition like they had in those years. “As you’ll recall, we were out of stock,” he said during a conference call with investors last week. He thinks consumers built up a vast inventory...
  • Report Shows No Group of Americans Is More Law-abiding Than Concealed Carry Holders

    08/18/2016 8:58:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/17/2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    “Indeed, it is impossible to think of any other group in the U.S. that is anywhere near as law-abiding" as concealed carry permit holders. So concluded the Crime Prevention Research Center following its new report, “Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States 2016." The center studied the rate of criminal offenses among concealed carry holders in Florida and Texas when coming to its conclusion. The findings speak for themselves.
  • Venezuelan Government Further Disarming Citizens By Crushing Guns, Registering Ammo

    08/18/2016 8:50:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/18/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    "We are going to bring disarmament and peace," Reverol told reporters, while police officers drilled and sawed at rusty shotguns, home made pistols and some newer weapons. While the Venezuelan government and liberal western media will frame this move as an effort to reduce crime, it's about keeping the citizenry defenseless against the government in a time of complete societal breakdown. The government has come for guns belonging to Venezuelans before in the name of "safety," coupled with promises of lower crime. Both lies. Over to you, Gabby Franco:
  • AK: Hiker Stops Charging Brown Bear at 6 Feet with 10mm Pistol

    08/18/2016 5:05:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 89 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The 10mm is becoming increasingly popular as a wilderness defense gun in Alaska.  Fully loaded it is as light, and a bit more powerful than a loaded, small frame .357 magnum. The Glock 20 holds 15 rounds versus five or six for a .44 or .41 magnum revolver.  In this case near Homer, Alaska, on the Kenai peninsula, it did the job in stopping a charging brown bear sow. It happened on 29 July, 2016, a Monday afternoon about 4 p.m.  From homernews.com: A Homer man shot and killed a charging sow brown bear at Humpy Creek last Friday....