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  • Opioid Related Deaths Overtake Gun Fatalities

    02/26/2017 6:05:00 AM PST · by Religion and Politics · 41 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | February 25, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that nearly 5,000 more people died from opioids in 2015 than in 2014. Both heroin and opioid use have exploded in the US, after decades of doctors over-prescribing painkillers in the 1990s and 2000s. A report from the CDC released Thursday found that the drug problem has become so deadly that heroin deaths outnumbered gun fatalities last year for the first time in US history. Until 2007, gun deaths outnumbered heroin deaths five to one, according to the Washington Post. But 2015 saw 12,989 people die from heroin and 12,979...
  • Domestic Violence: More Guns, Less Injury

    02/26/2017 5:50:04 AM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A new study shows that only 17 of 35,413 domestic violence incidents resulted in a gunshot wound. The study was based on police reports collected in Philadelphia in 2013. From psychcentral.com: A new study shows that when guns are part of domestic violence, women actually suffer fewer injuries, but experience greater fear. According to a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, thatÂ’s because when a gun enters the situation, women are more likely to back down than fight back. This is consistent with the use of guns in other crimes, and in self-defense. It is not limited to women....
  • Trump takes first step to building the wall by requesting bids from contractors (Tr.)

    02/26/2017 5:04:59 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-25-2017 | Karen Ruiz
    The Trump administration has taken its first step to building the wall on the Mexican-American border as it has requested proposals from contractors and plans to have a prototype built by mid-March. The US Customs and Border Protection issued the preliminary requests on Friday and said it will accept proposals next month for the design of the wall. The agency also said the it would release requests on or about March 6 asking companies for prototype ideas.
  • Women with guns: The next threat to the Democratic Party

    02/26/2017 1:31:26 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 25, 2017 | Salena Zito
    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Abby Ross never spent time around guns until a little more than a decade ago. "I grew up on Staten Island," she said. "Hunting or gun use was not part of our family traditions." Now she handles guns with ease for hunting, sport and training. And she's one of a growing number of women venturing into the world of guns, either as part of the outdoor experience or for self-defense. Women increasingly have become a profitable new target customer for gun-shop owners and firearms manufacturers.
  • Montana Governor Blocks Right to Bear Arms [fake-satire]

    02/25/2017 3:47:42 PM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Feb 2017 | John Semmens
    Montana Governor Steve Bullock (D) vetoed legislation that would have made the state a “Constitutional carry” state. That is, individuals would be permitted to exercise their right to bear arms as defined in the US Constitution’s Second Amendment without having to obtain state or local government permission to do so. In his veto message, Bullock declared that “the idea that an individual is qualified to determine whether he needs to carry a firearm is absurd. Selfish concern for self-preservation at the expense of broader social goals must not derail sensible gun control. Right now, far too many people have guns....
  • Illinois lawmaker wants to end gun owner ID cards

    02/25/2017 4:23:19 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 47 replies
    KMOV.COM ^ | 24 FEBRUARY 2017 | KMOV.COM
    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) - A Southern Illinois state representative is pushing a plan to end the state's program to register and identify gun owners. Representative Jerry Costello said the Firearm Owners ID program is losing money and creating more bureaucracy for lawful gun owners. "It's very important to my constituents in downstate Illinois," Costello said. Currently the FOID cards are needed to purchase and possess guns and buy ammunition. Applicants must submit to a background check.
  • Chicago police arrest 81 in overnight raids, mostly for drug and weapons offenses [Feds to Help]

    02/25/2017 6:00:43 AM PST · by GonzoII · 50 replies
    ABC ^ | Feb 25, 2017, 4:24 AM ET | By David Caplan
    The Chicago Police Department conducted a series of overnight raids from Thursday into Friday that resulted in 81 arrests, mostly for drug- and weapons-related offenses, Supt. Eddie Johnson said Friday. The raids, focused on the city's South and West Side neighborhoods, were "focused on the underlying source of crime in these areas: the sale of narcotics," Johnson said at a press conference Friday afternoon. Of the 81 people arrested, Johnson said 61 are previously convicted felons, 49 are documented gang members, 19 have previously been arrested on gun charges, 14 are currently on parole, and 65 have been previously identified...
  • NRA Head Compares Anti-Trump Protester Violence to Terrorism

    02/25/2017 8:33:14 AM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Feb. 24, 2017 | ANDREW RAFFERTY
    The head of the National Rifle Association painted anti-Donald Trump protesters as violent extremists and compared their disruptions to terrorism during a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. "Ladies and gentlemen, another definition of terrorism is violence in the name of politics," said Wayne Lapierre, executive director of the NRA. "And criminal violence has no place in political debate." Police have clashed, at times, with crowds gathered to protest the new president. But the hundreds of demonstrations that have taken place around the globe have been largely peaceful.
  • Republican lawmaker who won’t hold a town hall invokes Gabby Giffords shooting...(barf)

    02/25/2017 8:28:56 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Wash comPost ^ | 2/25/17 | Mark Berman
    <p>As Republican lawmakers across the country have faced raucous, chaotic town halls in recent days, a number have refused to have these events. Some cited safety as a reason, while others said they didn’t want their events “hijacked” by the confrontations seen elsewhere.</p>
  • Caetano Inspired Lawsuit against Massachusetts Stun Gun Ban

    02/25/2017 6:12:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    ammoland ^ | 18 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-The last direct action by the United States Supreme Court on the Second Amendment was the decision of  Caetano v. Massachusetts. The case was decided in 2016. The Court unanimously held, in the Caetano PER CURIAM decision (pdf), that: The Court has held that “the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. 570, 582 (2008), and that this “Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States,” McDonald v.Chicago, 561 U. S....
  • This foam stops bullets, cosmic rays, x rays and gamma rays.

    02/24/2017 1:35:52 PM PST · by ckilmer · 47 replies
    foxnews ^ | February 23, 2017 | By Allison Barrie
    Foam body armor? Even armor-piercing bullets cannot get through this foam. And the foam doesn’t just stop bullets. It destroys them…this foam decimates bullets into dust. It also stops x-ray, gamma rays, cosmic rays--thereby protecting astronauts
  • This foam stops bullets cold and pulverizes them to dust

    02/24/2017 1:11:37 PM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | By Allison Barrie
    North Carolina State University Professor Afsaneh Rabiei led the team that created the amazing foam. This is not ordinary foam like the kind used for shaving, for example. This is a special type of foam called composite metal foams, or CMF. The military and law enforcement could use this kind of foam for advanced, ultra light body armor to protect personnel. And this research team has other foams up its sleeve that have the potential to keep military and first responders safe from radiation and extreme heat too. BULLET V. FOAM Sound impossible that foam-based armor could stop armor piercing...
  • Kansas City Bar Shooting: Hero Ian Grillot Says Indian He Saved Is His New Best Friend

    02/23/2017 8:11:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Feb 24, 2017
    It was supposed to be just another evening for Ian Grillot who had walked into his favourite bar to unwind and catch the local football game. Instead, the 24-year-old is now firmly in the spotlight after getting wounded while trying to save two Indians from gunfire. As shots rang through the downtown Kansas City bar on Thursday, Grillot ducked behind a table and when he thought the gunman was out of bullets, he lunged at the man. But as the Kansas City Star reported, the man had still one round left and shot Grillot through the arm and chest. “I...
  • VIDEO: Keith Ellison Caught Lying About Opposing 2nd Amendment

    02/24/2017 6:19:01 AM PST · by davikkm · 20 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    DNC Chair candidate Kieth Ellison was caught lying again regarding his stances on the second amendment. Partial Transcript Bash: Congressman, gun control. In 2014 you told Bill Maher that you wished the Democratic Party would come out against the Second Amendment. How do you reach out to Americans who support gun rights when you don’t support the Second Amendment? Ellison: First of all, let me tell you, I remember that show very well and that is not what I said, at all. What I talked about is my grandfather’s shotgun, the fact I am a turkey hunter, and I didn’t...
  • MT: Governor Bullock Vetoes Constitutional Carry, again

    02/24/2017 5:02:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | February 24, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Bullock (D) of Montana vetoed constitutional carry again. This year,2017, it was HB 262. Bullock vetoed the bill on Thursday afternoon, the 22nd of February. In an nbcmontana.com article, Governor Bullock stated that allowing individuals to decide whether they are eligible to carry concealed weapons is absurd: Bullock noted in his veto letter that he had rejected two bills identical to Harris' measure in past sessions. The governor says the idea of allowing individuals to decide for themselves whether they are eligible to carry concealed weapons is absurd. Governor Bullock did not mention that in Montana, individuals can...
  • House approves bill to allow concealed carry without permit (South Dakota)

    02/24/2017 4:42:46 AM PST · by rellimpank · 5 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 24 feb 2017
    PIERRE | The state House approved a bill Thursday that would allow people who can legally carry a concealed handgun in South Dakota to do so without a permit. South Dakota representatives voted 37-30 to send the bill to the Senate. It's currently a misdemeanor for someone to carry a concealed pistol or to have one concealed in a vehicle without a permit. Republican Rep. Lynne DiSanto, the main sponsor, said her measure is about freedom, adding that requiring a permit penalizes only legal and rightful gun owners.
  • SIX DEFENSIVE GUN USES BY PEOPLE LEGALLY CARRYING GUNS OVER 6 DAYS

    02/23/2017 9:43:04 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 4 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | February 23, 2017 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Case involving law enforcement officer being protected: Rising Sun, February 20, 2017, CBS Channel 4 in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Court Upholds “Assault Weapon” Ban With Incorrect Facts

    02/23/2017 9:27:26 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 23, 2017 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Should “military-style rifles” be banned? On Tuesday, the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia – in a virtual party line vote – upheld Maryland’s assault weapons ban. In the 10 to 4 En Banc decision, Democrats supported the ban while Republicans opposed it. Writing for the majority, Judge Robert King, a Clinton appointee, argued that the Second Amendment does not protect people owning “weapons of war.” His opinion starts out by listing recent mass public shootings that have used AR-15-type rifles, guns that he also refers to as “military-style rifles,” in their attacks.
  • John Lott Q&A: Anti-Gun Lies About Mass Shootings

    02/23/2017 9:15:26 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 3 replies
    America's 1st Freedom ^ | February 23, 2017 | John R. Lott Jr.
    It’s likely nobody anywhere has done more research on, or knows more about, mass shootings than researcher John Lott. Author of the recent book The War On Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies, Lott is also head of the Crime Prevention Research Center, an organization dedicated to providing an objective and accurate scientific evaluation of both the costs and benefits of gun ownership. We recently posed a handful of questions to Lott to learn the truth about mass shootings that the so-called “mainstream” media won’t report.
  • A new gun, and a mystery too! (vanity)

    02/23/2017 6:36:32 PM PST · by Celtic Conservative · 27 replies
    An obscure gun shop in the thumb | 02/22/17 | Me
    Ladies and gents, i think I've lucked out. Every year at this time when my tax return comes in I treat myself to a new firearm. Last year it was a snubby revolver. This year I found myself a Chinese SKS in pristine condition. The bore is spotless. The stock is clear and unmarked, the weapon functions flawlessly. I did some net research and it seems to have been made for the Chinese PLA, circa 1975. Just a really nice piece. But then I noticed something. With every other com-bloc weapon I've ever bought the importer has either laser etched...
  • 'Nuts': Cruz tells Levin 4th Circuit decision to ban guns is insane By: Chris Pandolfo |

    02/23/2017 3:53:43 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 58 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 02/23/2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    Appearing at CPAC 2017, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas (A, 97%) blasted a recent 4th Circuit Court decision upholding a Maryland “assault weapon” ban as “nuts.” Speaking with Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin, the Texas senator discussed a broad range of topics including term limits on members of Congress, the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and the rogue federal judiciary. Cruz criticized the Fourth Circuit court decision limiting the individual’s Second Amendment right to own a firearm. “The Fourth Circuit used to be the most conservative court in the country,” Cruz said. “The Fourth Circuit now, they’ve invented...
  • Holy Shrapnel! Man almost loses his head after blowing up a Truck

    02/23/2017 6:27:33 AM PST · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/23/2017 | J Hines
    Having fun with tannernite, trucks and guns, but this guy took this fun into another level of excitement for the sake of disregarding safety. Be warned, do not try this at home. This fella Audrius Litva from Facebook video taped himself shooting at a truck with tannernite. Looked very cool, but he was very lucky not to get hit with a piece of shrapnel that flew by. Shooting explosives and tannerite is a great way to pass time with some friends, but be sure you run through all safety precautions before pulling the trigger. Always shoot at a generously safe...
  • Exclusive Video – Jackie Mason: ‘You Gotta Be Nuts to Believe that Gun Control Saves Lives’

    02/23/2017 5:00:08 AM PST · by simpson96 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/17/2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    In these trying times, Jackie Mason is the Voice of Reason. In his latest exclusive clip for Breitbart News, Jackie takes gun control advocates to task for actively endangering lives by refusing to allow people to carry guns for self-defense. “Everybody who’s fighting for gun control, you know what they’re doing? They’re causing more and more people to get killed, that’s exactly what they’re doing,” Jackie says. “If you know one person has a gun and the other has a hot dog, who are you more likely to try to shoot?” he adds. “If you miss the guy with the...
  • Protests erupt in LA after off-duty cop was filmed pulling his GUN and opening fire(T)

    02/23/2017 9:19:19 AM PST · by rktman · 65 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/23/2017 | Staff reporter
    Crowds of people gathered on Wednesday night to protest against an off-duty cop who was caught on camera pulling and firing his gun as he scuffled with a 13-year-old outside his home in Anaheim, California. The protests were sparked after a video that was filmed on Tuesday afternoon emerged showing the confrontation between the off-duty LAPD cop and a large gang of teens who he had apparently accused of walking on his lawn. The confrontation ends with the officer pulling his gun out and firing a shot that did not hit anyone as the teens flee. Before that, the officer...
  • So the Fourth Circuit court just basically gutted Heller

    02/23/2017 8:30:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    It looks like Neil Gorsuch is going to have his plate full when he finally takes his seat on the Supreme Court. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has been busy uprooting the Second Amendment this week, delivering a stunning opinion which essentially overturns the Heller decision without so much as a by your leave to SCOTUS. It involves a case out of Maryland where the state’s Democrats decided to ban “assault rifles” and high-capacity magazines. Apparently the idea of precedent is not something they care to have any truck with, as Charles C.W. Cook explains at National Review....
  • New Hampshire Enacts Constitutional Carry

    02/23/2017 5:41:00 AM PST · by jdege · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 23, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    New Hampshire Enacts Constitutional Carry Constitutional carry continues to grow in popularity among states New Hampshire became the latest state to adopt a permitless concealed gun carry policy on Wednesday. Governor Chris Sununu (R., N.H.) signed the legislation that allows anyone in New Hampshire to legally carry a gun so long as they are legally allowed to possess a gun. The measure removes the permitting process that had previously been required for gun carry.
  • Assault rifles are NOT protected under the Second Amendment, US appeals court rules

    02/23/2017 4:10:21 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 69 replies
    Daily Mail Co. (UK) ^ | 23 February 2017 | Associated Press and AFP
    A US appeals court has ruled that military-style assault weapons are not protected under the US Constitution, dealing a blow to gun rights activists. In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the 45 assault weapons banned under Maryland's law are not protected by the Second Amendment. 'Put simply, we have no power to extend Second Amendment protection to the weapons of war,' wrote Judge Robert King, adding that the Supreme Court's decision in District of Columbia v. Heller explicitly excluded such coverage. While the Second Amendment guarantees Americans the right to bear...
  • 6 dead, including pregnant woman, in Chicago shootings (Where's Obama?)

    02/23/2017 4:34:59 AM PST · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/23/2017 | Deanese Williams-Harris, Megan Crepeau and Elvia Malagon•
    Six people were killed and six others were wounded in shootings across Chicago on Wednesday, police said. A 20-year-old man and a pregnant woman in her 20s were shot in Chatham at about 8:15 p.m., police said. Officers got to the 7600 block of South Champlain Avenue to find the woman on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and side. The man was found in the driver's seat of a parked car with a gunshot wound to his neck. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead, police said. (snip) Later, at 8:50 p.m., a 24-year-old man...
  • NH: Governor Sununu Signs Constitutional Carry

    02/23/2017 4:41:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Chris Sununu has signed SB12, the "permitless" or Constitutional carry bill for New Hampshire in a signing ceremony.  The ceremony was held at 10:30 Eastern time, today, 22 February, 2017. From Governor Sununu's facebook page: Signing #SB12 into law is a commitment I made to the people of New Hampshire. I am proud today to fulfill that commitment. Similar bills were vetoed twice by former Democrat Governor Maggie Hassan.  Hassan left the Governor's mansion to become a U.S. Senator from New Hampshire. The bill passed with solid margins in the Senate, 13-10, and in the House, 200-97. Here...
  • Federal Appeals Court Says Assault Rifles Are ‘Weapons Of War’ Not Protected By Second Amendment

    02/22/2017 5:51:23 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 85 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 02/22/17 | JASON SILVERSTEIN
    A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that assault rifles and other so-called “weapons of war” are not protected under the Second Amendment. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decision upheld Maryland’s ban on assault rifles, which was passed in 2013 in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut. It cited a 2008 Supreme Court case, Heller v. District of Columbia, which said that weapons “most useful in military service” are not covered by the Constitution. “We are convinced that the banned assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are among those arms that are ‘like’ M-16...
  • 20+ years of FBI data – “Assault Rifles” pose little threat to public safety

    02/22/2017 2:36:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Knowledge Glue ^ | 21 June, 2016 | Brandon
    AR15s are now by far the most popular gun being sold on the civilian market in the United States. By some estimates, nearly a quarter of all firearms sold in 2014 and 2015 were so-called “Assault Rifles” like the AR15, of this 25% figure, the vast majority were AR15s or variants thereof.Since 1995 (the year after the 1994-2004 Assault Weapons Ban), the FBI has maintained a very detailed list of how many people have died at the hands of assault weapons and/or rifles, which are merged into the same group. Therefore, we can make a solid comparison on what gun...
  • Trying Out DeGroat Minigun Backpack Setup

    02/22/2017 1:23:56 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/22/17 | Youtube
    Text from Liveleak: This Type 10 Destructive Device manufacturer specializes in 7.62mm Miniguns, flamethrowers and artillery, which means they probably don’t have time to bleed. This tactical backpack takes the good old M134 GAU-2B/A six-barrel rotary buzzsaw and adds a power source and enough 7.62x51mm NATO in a backpack to give you one heck of a (short) blast. Read more at https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=84a_1487771245#p0vCSzRYdfg0g6kg.99
  • The Fourth Circuit Runs Roughshod over Heller and the Second Amendment

    02/22/2017 12:26:00 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 22 Feb 2017 | CHARLES C. W. COOKE
    Freed up by the Supreme Court’s ongoing reluctance to engage in depth with the Second Amendment, the Fourth Circuit has taken it upon itself to rewrite Heller en banc. In a 10-4 decision, issued yesterday afternoon, the court upheld Maryland’s ban on both “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines.” By so doing, it deprived the people of Maryland, the Carolinas, and the Virginias of the core protections to which the Constitution entitles them. As Judge Traxler’s dissent pointedly establishes, the majority achieved this transformation by contriving “a heretofore unknown ‘test,’ which is whether the firearm in question is ‘most useful...
  • NH Becomes 12th State for Permitless Concealed Carry

    02/22/2017 12:22:11 PM PST · by calenel · 45 replies
    WMUR ^ | Feb 22, 2017
    Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed legislation Wednesday that removes the requirement that people get a license from local officials to carry concealed guns. The National Rifle Association says that makes New Hampshire the 12th state, including Vermont and Maine, that doesn't require a license or permit in most cases.
  • Assault Weapons Not Protected by Second Amendment, Federal Appeals Court Rules

    02/22/2017 10:57:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 112 replies
    Maryland's ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent. In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the guns banned under Maryland's law aren't protected by the Second Amendment. "Put simply, we have no power to extend Second Amendment protections to weapons of war," Judge Robert King wrote for the court, adding that the Supreme Court's decision in District of Columbia v. Heller explicitly excluded such coverage.
  • Yeah, the AR15 is Now Becoming C&R Eligible

    02/22/2017 11:37:02 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 23 replies
    Forgotten Weapons ^ | 2/7/17 | Ian McCollum
    Given the status of the AR15 as the preeminent military rifle still today, it comes as a surprise to many people to learn just how old the gun really is. Civilian production of the SP-1 model by Colt actually began in 1964, which means that early SP-1 rifles started becoming Curio & Relic qualified back in 2014. Right now in 2017, more than 10,000 C&R AR15s exist – and this is one of them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jowv167KdbM
  • War: NRA announces #CounterResistance targeting Trump attackers

    02/22/2017 10:00:36 AM PST · by kevcol · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 21, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    The National Rifle Association, whose early endorsement bolstered Donald Trump's presidential campaign, is arming up again to attack the president's critics in the media, on Capitol Hill and in Hollywood. "Already, the forces that conspired to keep Donald Trump out of the White House are coming together to sabotage his administration," said NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. "Donald Trump will need every ounce of energy we can muster and he has no more powerful ally than the NRA."
  • US appeals court upholds Maryland assault weapons ban

    02/22/2017 6:47:08 AM PST · by PROCON · 75 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 22, 2017 | AP
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland's ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent. In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., said the guns banned under Maryland's law aren't protected by the Second Amendment.
  • The World's most Powerful Pistol – '1847 Walker Revolver'

    02/22/2017 6:18:26 AM PST · by w1n1 · 34 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/22/2017 | E Nestor
    The iconic Colt 1847 Walker Revolver was the game changer of the old west. Ian from Forgotten Weapons takes a look at an authentic Colt 1847 Walker Revolver, perhaps best known today as Clint Eastwood’s weapon in The Outlaw Josey Wales. Did you know that this massive cap-and-ball revolver was the most powerful revolver until the modern .357 Magnum cartridge was invented? That truth is certainly quite impressive. At the time, the Colt 1847 Walker Revolver would have been unlike anything ever experienced before. The massive .44 caliber revolver was meant for taking out mounted opponents on horseback, or the...
  • Disarming the Population: the Real Facts about Guns in the U.S

    02/22/2017 4:53:10 AM PST · by davikkm · 9 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | Mark Angelides
    As a Brit, it has often baffled me as to the direction that gun control is heading in the U.S. Britain and many other nations have firsthand experience of what happens when stringent gun control laws are brought in: Gun murders rise sharply. If you want the full statistics with tables, check out the report by the Crime Prevention Research Center, here. Here are some key findings: UK gun ban introduced: Homicide rate increased dramatically. Ireland gun ban introduced: Homicide rate increased dramatically. Jamaica gun ban introduced: Homicide rate increased dramatically. Can you see a pattern?
  • .22 at Yuma WalMart in 2017

    02/22/2017 3:52:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been monitoring the local WalMart to see if the .22 bubble shows any sign of deflating.  A heavy winter visitor presence has returned to Yuma.  I have not seen any .22 long rifle in WalMart for months. This afternoon was different.  I stopped at the store, and made my usual inspection of the ammunition counter.  There were thousands of .22 LR cartridges for sale, most of them in bulk packs.  Bulk packs are the preferred purchase of people who are buying the ammunition for resale, or simply to stock up.  All of the .22 ammunition there was...
  • Alabama press conference held to support tougher gun laws

    02/21/2017 2:52:09 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    guns.com ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    Members of the Outcast Voters League and Rep. John Rogers hold a press conference about gun laws in Alabama (Photo: Ivana Hrynkiw/AL.com) Birmingham organization the Outcast Voters League and State Rep. John Rogers held a press conference yesterday to propose stricter gun laws in Alabama. AL.com reports OVL President Frank Matthews was there to push a proposed piece of legislation known as the Sheri Williams Mandatory Gun Changes Act, named for a woman who was shot and killed by a stray bullet in 2013. “We’re not against gun rights… [but] demand accountability and responsibility of gun owners,” Matthews said. Rep....
  • It's not a Sig, but it Works

    02/21/2017 9:29:57 AM PST · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/21/2017 | D Smith
    In the event of a societal breakdown this is a simple DIY gun you can build yourself from pieces found or purchased at a hardware store. If you can imagine a national emergency, societal breakdown, military law, national confiscation or natural disaster when firearm access has been prevented or denied, you can also imagine having to build guns on your own. Well, here’s a SHTF weapon that you can make from hardware store items. And if nothing else, it's a practical and fun hack in upping your McGyver skill, and improving your SHTF know-how. By the way, please, ignore the...
  • Do you really need a Laser/Flashlight on Pistols for Home Defense?

    02/21/2017 5:27:01 AM PST · by w1n1 · 65 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/21/2017 | J Hines
    Having a laser and flashlight on your pistol may be the thing to have and it does look highly cool. Black Scout Survival is a collaboration of all things tactical and survival, goes over the practicality of mounting a laser or combined laser-flashlight on your pistol for home defense. So basically what it comes down to is for EDC (Every Day Carry) is not a practical thing, for a home defense it may be an invaluable tool to have. Before spending time getting a laser, be sure to work on your basic marksman shooting with iron sights. Slapping a laser...
  • Constitutional Provision for Right to Arms Likely for Iowa

    02/21/2017 5:35:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland ^ | 17 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-Iowa is one of only six states that does not have some sort of protection of the right to keep and bear arms in the state Constitution. The other five states are California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Minnesota. One of the reasons for this lack is the difficult process that a state constitutional amendment has to undergo to be passed in Iowa.  First, the amendment must be passed by the General Assembly. Then an election must occur. Then the amendment must be passed a second time. Finally, the amendment is to be presented to the people,...
  • Who Was Paul Revere and Why Should You Care?

    02/20/2017 12:19:29 PM PST · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    PragerU ^ | February 20, 2017 | Eric Metaxas
    Do you know who Paul Revere is? He is one of America's key historical figures. Want to know what he did? Eric Metaxas, New York Times #1 bestselling author, shares the remarkable story.
  • Engineers Develop Origami-Inspired Bulletproof Shield To Protect Police Officers

    02/19/2017 8:38:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 18 February 2017, 6:24 am EST | Alyssa Navarro
    he new bulletproof shield developed by Howell and his colleagues can be folded compactly when not in use. It is also much easier to deploy and transport. When expanded, which only takes five seconds, the bulletproof shield can offer cover for police officers and shield them from bullets such as the 9 mm, .44 Magnum and .357 Magnum. This new shield is also lightweight, weighing only 55 pounds. It was built with 12 layers of Kevlar and a common creasing origami-like pattern, which makes it foldable into a more manageable size. During tests, the bulletproof shield prototype proved to be...
  • Trinidad and Tobago to Consider More Gun Permit Reform

    02/20/2017 4:30:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    ammoland ^ | 14 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Trinidad and Tobago is a small island nation just off the coast of Venezuela. In Trinidad and Tobago, legally obtaining a gun is not easy. The problem is that much power is vested in the Chief of Police, and there is a long tradition of delaying permits or ignoring appeals.  In 2011, a reform was passed to create a Firearms Appeals Board. The appeals board was finally appointed in October of 2012. It had yet to meet as of February of 2013.  From the guardian.co.tt: Getting a gun licence is not that easy. Chairman of the Firearms Appeal Board...
  • Hunters Charged in Texas Shooting Had Blamed Immigrants

    02/19/2017 2:02:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 2/18
    Two hunters accused in a shooting on a remote Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities that they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the country illegally. Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez told Odessa television KOSA that a grand jury indicted Michael Bryant and Walker Daugherty last week on charges of using deadly conduct by discharging firearms in the direction of others. The charges stem from a Jan. 6 incident where police responding to call about a shooting on a ranch near Candelaria found Daugherty and another man in the hunting party, Edwin Roberts, with gunshot wounds.
  • Vermont and Guns

    02/19/2017 11:42:32 AM PST · by ISTHISONETAKEN · 89 replies
    Over on DU someone started this thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1172202601 wondering why Vermont has such low gun violence when there are almost no laws restricting guns - even concealed carry w/out a permit... A quick google shows that Vermont is the 'whitest' state in the country (+/- 96.2%) ...coincidence?