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  • Maine Has the Chance to Lead on Gun Rights

    03/28/2015 12:35:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Red207 ^ | Jim Fossel
    In the coming days, as many Mainers scramble to finalize their tax returns, the Legislature will begin debating what has already become one of the most bipartisan bills of the session. Sponsored by freshman Republican Sen. Eric Brakey of Auburn, this legislation seeks to bring constitutional carry (already the law in Vermont) to Maine. Currently, if one wishes to carry a concealed firearm in Maine, one needs to apply for a permit to do so, through either the Maine State Police or your local police department. This bill would repeal that requirement, allowing anyone who can legally purchase a firearm...
  • Quebec is not allowed to preserve gun registry data, will create its own

    03/27/2015 10:19:52 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 4 replies
    CTV Montreal ^ | March 27, 2015 | staff reporter
    The Supreme Court has ruled the federal government is allowed to destroy the long-gun registry data pertaining to Quebec, so the province is going to spend tens of millions of dollars to create its own from scratch. Quebec Public Security Minister Lise Theriault reacted with dismay on Friday to the Supreme Court's decision that the federal government can flush the data it has on long gun owners in the province. She says Quebec had no choice but to create its own database to keep track of weapons.
  • Well, I would have finished my first AR15 build, but.....

    03/27/2015 10:23:07 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 32 replies
    None | 3-27-15 | RandallFlagg
    I was tightening the barrel nut onto my upper receiver, and I got 'er up to 30 foot pounds. Loosened it up and tightened again, wash, rinse, repeat... During the final tightening, the nut lugs would not line up with the gas system. Tighter... And, tighter..... And, TIGHTER......... And.... I started snapping the teeth off of my barrel nut! I have to go to the gun shop tomorrow morning and get a couple more barrel nuts, and start all over again. I'm so sad!
  • You Can 3D Print A Heavy-Caliber Gun — And It’s Totally Legal

    03/27/2015 3:34:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | March 27, 2015
    With a 3D printer and enough thermoplastic, you can mass produce deadly plastic guns from the convenience of your own home without going through a rigorous background check. Advanced 3D-printing technology now allows for people to make durable guns. And as far as current federal laws are concerned, it’s totally legal. Medium writer Keith Mizokami documented his experience building not just any regular firearm, but a full-on assault rifle. All it took was three hours and some light tools. “I was an AR-15 grease monkey,” Mizokami wrote. “During the course of several projects, I’d built an entire rifle from scratch....
  • Student Paper Claims Concealed Carry Reinforces Rape Culture

    03/27/2015 4:23:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    The self-proclaimed champions of women’s rights, the political left, is once again insisting that a woman’s right to protect herself from sexual attackers should be regulated, restricted, and in some cases banned. After all, only American Liberals would believe that a woman being raped is morally superior to a rapist being shot. Arguing that concealed carry on college campuses would actually “reinforce rape culture” on campus, an editorial in the University of North Carolina’s student’s newspaper argued against arming young (law abiding) women.Concealed weapons would not significantly reduce sexual assault and would create inadvertent risks within other forms of interpersonal violence…...
  • Germanwings pilot behaved like a 'mass spree-killer'

    03/27/2015 3:01:15 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Mar 27, 2015 | Jay Akbar
    Germanwings pilot behaved like a 'mass spree-killer': Psychologist says Lubitz acted like a 'US school shooter' who commits atrocity then kills himself Andreas Lubitz locked pilot from cockpit before calmly crashing the plane Behaviour suggests he had a plan and executed, a psychologist has said Compared it to type of people who go on 'mass killing sprees in schools' Co-pilot who downed the A320 postponed his training due to 'depression' Reveals 'psychological weakness' according to Professor Craig Jackson Lubitz 'deliberately' brought the plane down in French Alps and killed 150 By Jay Akbar For Mailonline Updated 27 March 2015 The...
  • Kansas to allow concealed guns without permit

    03/27/2015 12:42:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    KETV.com ^ | 03/27/2015
    Gov. Sam Brownback expected to sign bill Kansas will join a handful of other states that allow their residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit after a bill backed by the National Rifle Association was approved, The Associated press reported. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is expected to sign the bill despite some lawmakers' apprehensions about the state dropping its requirement that anyone seeking to carry a concealed firearm undergo at least eight hours of training. According to the NRA, Kansas would become the fifth state to allow concealed carry without a permit everywhere within its borders. The House approved...
  • Republican Senator Introduces Ban on Federal Gun Control

    03/27/2015 8:57:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/27/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    With the Senate focused on the 2016 budget, Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) has proposed an amendment that would ban federally mandated gun control. Lee’s amendment would ban any future gun control from lawmakers that fails to garner “two-thirds of senators” in support. It would also ban regulations issued by agencies like the ATF.According to The Hill, Senators David Ritter (R-La) and James Inhofe (R-Okla) have also introduced their own amendment. More narrowly drawn, theirs focuses on the ATF by prohibiting that agency from “attempting to ban bullets that are primarily used by hunters and sportsmen.”
  • Firearm Background Check Bill Surfaces In Salem (Oregon)

    03/27/2015 9:40:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    boisestatepublicradio.org ^ | 3/27/2015 | Chris Lehman
    Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for another round of debate over firearm regulations. Democrats introduced a measure Thursday that would require criminal background checks for most private gun sales. If the proposal sounds familiar, it's because similar measures were introduced and failed in the last two legislative sessions. The difference now? "It's all about the votes,” said bill co-sponsor state Senator Ginny Burdick, a Democrat. "We have the votes now and we did not have the votes before. That's the main difference."
  • What Gun Control Advocates Don’t Understand About Mass Shootings

    03/27/2015 9:20:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 3/27/2015 | Tom McHale
    I had a really weird conversation with an old friend from High School shortly after the Naval Yard facility shooting. It’s been festering in the back of my brain ever since. It went something like this. Me: These gun free zones are dangerous. They’re encouraging exactly the sort of behavior that they claim to prevent. Old Friend: I’m just thankful that other people didn’t have guns in there. Can you just imagine the carnage that could have resulted from a crossfire?
  • Breaking: Peruta to be Heard En Banc

    03/27/2015 7:26:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The commonsense ruling that the second amendment applies outside of the home in the Peruta court case in the Ninth Circuit will now be decided by a hearing of an en banc panel of the justices of the Circuit. Decided in favor of the plaintiff, procedural motions eventually led to a at least one judge calling for the en banc hearing, sua sponte.  Thought to be unlikely because of both the clear ruling and the rarity of en banc hearings, the Ninth none the less voted to hear the case en banc.  The notice of the vote was published...
  • Officer (NO BILLED) who killed UIW student yelled “Stop .. Stop” repeatedly before shooting him

    03/27/2015 5:56:53 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies
    SA Express News ^ | 03/26/2015 | Drew Joseph, Michelle Casady
    Before former University of the Incarnate Word police Cpl. Christopher Carter fatally shot Robert Cameron Redus in December 2013, he told him repeatedly to stop resisting and warned the 23-year-old student that he would shoot him if Redus did not stop, according to an audio recording of the incident released Thursday. But Carter radioed an incorrect location to the dispatcher when he first made contact with Redus and back-up units still did not know where Carter was even after Carter opened fire on Redus. At one point during the 11 minutes that led up to the shooting, Carter asked Redus...
  • Honing the Concealed-Carry Mindset

    03/27/2015 4:58:59 AM PDT · by thackney · 21 replies
    National Rifleman ^ | March 11, 2015 | . Gil Horman
    We live in an amazing modern world of turn-key solutions. Especially in America, we have an astounding variety of tools, technology and instant access to information at our finger tips for solving our day-to-day problems. While many of these assets are convenient, they can make us mentally lazy if we let them. We could start to think that being in possession of the "right" or "best" equipment will solve our problems for us. To help shake off this mass media languor, here are a few tips to consider when sharpening up your concealed-carry mindset: Concealed Firearms Do Not Make Us...
  • Some Guys Just Made a Heavier-Caliber 3D-Printed Gun

    03/27/2015 12:34:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    War Is Boring ^ | March 26, 2015 | Kyle Mizokami
    In March, a Website dedicated to 3D-printing firearms announced one of its members had developed a lower receiver for a Colt CM901 rifle. It’s a small — but evolutionary — step toward the development of firearms that pretty much anyone can download off the Internet. The CM901 is the bigger, badder brother of the ubiquitous AR-15. The CM901 has a similar design, but fires the heavier and more powerful 7.62-millimeter bullet, resulting in greater range and killing power. A group of gunsmiths associated with PrintedFirearm.com developed the CM901 lower receiver and uploaded an animated gif of a live-fire test. The clip is five seconds...
  • BREAKING: Ninth Circuit Orders En Banc Rehearing in Peruta v. San Diego CCW Lawsuit

    03/26/2015 7:14:48 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    In orders released moments ago, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered en banc rehearings in the landmark right-to-carry cases Peruta v. San Diego and Richards v. Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto. From the filed orders:
  • Nebraska senator won’t back down or apologize for saying he’d shoot a cop

    03/26/2015 11:46:50 AM PDT · by redreno · 83 replies
    http://watchdog.org ^ | March 26, 2015 | By Deena Winter
    LINCOLN, Neb. — State Sen. Sen. Ernie Chambers isn’t backing down. The state lawmaker froma Omaha defiantly stood Thursday on the floor of the Nebraska Legislature and rejected many of his colleagues’ calls for him to apologize — or even resign — for comparing cops to ISIS terrorists and suggesting he’d shoot a cop if he weren’t nonviolent and had a gun. “I meant what I said and I said what I meant,” Chambers said. He said the irony is that lawmakers were discussing freedom of expression on Wednesday, and said it was ignorant and “idle talk” to suggest taking...
  • Monte Frank: Team 26 for Newtown -- Why we ride

    03/26/2015 8:27:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    newstimes.com ^ | 3/25/2015 | monte frank
    We ride for everyone tired of gun violence and demanding change. Team 26 will stop in big cities and one-traffic-light towns to spread the message of peace, hope and love.
  • Terrifying the Republican Establishment From Within

    03/26/2015 8:30:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | March 26, 2015 | Alan Caruba
    Would you vote for a man who openly says he would repeal ObamaCare? Would you vote for a man who openly says he favors a fair tax and wants to abolish the Internal Revenue Service? Would you vote for a man who opposes Obama’s efforts to offer illegal aliens amnesty and promises to secure the borders? Would you vote for a man who decries a federal government “that wages an assault on our religious liberty”? Would you vote for a man who wants a federal government that “works to defend the sanctity of human life” and would “uphold the sacrament...
  • Some Republicans want to throw the feds in jail?

    03/26/2015 7:20:11 AM PDT · by redreno · 18 replies
    There came a time during the Assembly Judiciary Committee’s hearing Monday when Las Vegas Republican Michele Fiore wondered — out loud — why it was that county sheriffs weren’t arresting federal law enforcement officers (she called them “thugs”) for impersonating police officers. Oh, yes, that happened. Fiore recounted her experience at the Bunkerville ranch of Cliven Bundy in April 2014, when hordes of well-armed, self-styled militia types showed up to confront federal Bureau of Land Management officers who were there to serve a duly issued court order to seize cattle that Bundy had been illegally grazing on federal land for...
  • Florida 'PolitiFact' Shows its Bias on Gators and Guns

    03/26/2015 5:40:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A recent article by a person on a web site misnamed "PolitiFact Florida" did some interesting checking of a claim in the current debate about allowing people with concealed carry permits to carry on Florida campuses, as they do in most other places in Florida.  As part of the testimony for the bill, Florida Students for Concealed Carry made the following claim: "According to the state of Florida, you are almost twice as likely to be attacked by an alligator than by someone who happens to carry a conceal-and-carry permit." PolitiFact Florida's Amy Sherman decided to check out the...
  • Colorado GOP moves to repeal new background checks for guns

    03/25/2015 4:29:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Aurora Sentinel ^ | 03/25/2015 | Associated Press
    The Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that would undo an expansion of background-checks for private and online gun sales. One more vote in the chamber will send it to the House. DENVER | Colorado Senate Republicans notched a symbolic victory in the gun-control debate by giving initial approval to repealing new background check requirements.
  • The We Like Shooting Podcast is live @19:30 Mountain Time (3-25-15)

    03/25/2015 4:16:14 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 2 replies
    We Like Shooting YouTube Channel ^ | 3-25-15 | RandallFlagg
    Hilarious panel discussion about safety, guns, gear and gadgets and the issues that affect responsible shooters everywhere. Our guest tonight is Molly Rae, owner of Valkyrja Arms. It's gonna be a great time!
  • Kansas House Passes Constitutional Carry (Vanity)

    03/25/2015 4:09:40 PM PDT · by demshateGod · 10 replies
    Kansas Legistlature ^ | 3.25.2015 | Me
    Kansas House just passed Senate Bill 45 "authorizing the carrying of concealed handguns without a license under the personal and family protection act." Several Republicans voted against it. Here they are. John Barker Email:johnbarker2012@yahoo.com Barbara Bollier Email:barbarabollier@gmail.com Stephanie Clayton Email:stephaniesawyerclayton@gmail.com Diana Dierks Email:dierks@salinahomes.com Linda Gallagher Email:LJGallagher@kc.rr.com Don Hill Email:donhill70@hotmail.com Mike Kiegerl Email:jus4smk@aol.com Marvin Kleeb Email:marvin@marvinkleeb.com Peggy Mast - Speaker Pro Tem Email:pmast@me.com Tom Moxley Email:tmoxley@tctelco.net Tom Phillips Email:tphillips3@cox.net Melissa Rooker melissa@melissarooker.com Don Schroeder dnjschroeder@gmail.com Tom Sloan Email:glsloan_ks@yahoo.com Charles Smith Email:chuck.smith@house.ks.gov Susie Swanson svswan@twinvalley.net Let's hope Brownback signs it.
  • The Fascinating Unexpected Thing That Happened to Kroger After They Told MDA to Get Lost

    03/25/2015 1:53:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 89 replies
    You’ve got to love it when a corporation who’s intimately involved with everyday Americans decides to stand up for their rights.Not all corporations  will, in fact, many large corporations have caved in and told Moms Demand Action they’ll do anything they want so they can keep their gun hating credit cards in their stores.Well the interesting thing is that’s actually not a good way gain business.Check out the story below about what Kroger told Moms Demand Action and then notice the interesting results from their refusal to cave. During a March 25 appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Kroger CFO Michael Schlotman...
  • Brave New Films Declares War on NRA’s Push to Arm Women for Self-Defense

    03/24/2015 7:12:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/24/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Brave New Films just launched a new film and campaign series against Campus Carry in response to the NRA’s push to arm women for self-defense on America’s college campuses. The film company launched the series by announcing, “Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films are taking on the National Rifle Association (NRA) and gun companies in force.” They say their work against the NRA and other supporters of Campus Carry will last throughout the year and will be focused on “telling stories about how guns…affect the lives of every day Americans.”It is clear from the announcement the stories will not include the...
  • Colorado Gun Rights Activists Just Chopped Anti-Gunners Off At the Knees When They Did This

    03/25/2015 1:22:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    You might recall a few years ago that Colorado moved to become of the more liberal states in regards to gun laws.While most people think of Colorado as ski resorts and professional sports in Denver, what most people forget is most of Colorado is made up of wide open spaces where farmers, hunters, and outdoorsmen range.That means it  the whole state isn’t made up of liberal anti-gunners.Now it’s doubtful Magpul is going to return to Colorado because of what just happened, but the good news is Colorado Republicans have made some serious inroads to ending ridiculous background checks for gun purchases.The...
  • Concealed Carry Holder in Utah Risks His Safety to Save Man From Knife Attacker [VIDEO]

    03/25/2015 10:53:45 AM PDT · by Rio · 9 replies
    Wide Open Spaces ^ | 3/24/2015 | David Smith
    On March 17 in Salt Lake City, a good samaritan going by the name of Nick (he declined to give his last name) witnessed a man pull a knife on another man. He recounted that a the knife-wielding suspect began attacking the other individual, who was unarmed, swinging the knife at him several times. Nick, a concealed carry permit holder, got out of his car and pulled his handgun on the suspect, stopping the attack and possibly saving the unarmed man’s life.“I told him to lay down on the ground and he stayed there,” said Nick.While Nick held the attacker at...
  • NV: Expanded Reciprocity Bill Passes Senate

    03/25/2015 10:41:40 AM PDT · by rktman
    /gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 3/25/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In Nevada, SB 175 passed the Senate. The bill is a general gun law reform bill that passed 14 to 5 with 2 excused. The bill changes the reciprocity law in Nevada in a significant way. From SB 175 (pdf):
  • 'Without my gun I am not an American' - PennLive readers respond to columnist Jamar Thrasher

    03/25/2015 10:32:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | 3/25/2015 | John L. Micek
    PennLive columnist Jamar Thrasher provoked one of our most intense discussions to date with his column Monday suggesting revising the Second Amendment to ban civilian gun ownership. At more than 1,000 comments, readers on both sides of the issue had plenty to say. In case you missed it, here's what Thrasher wrote:
  • OPERATION CHOKE POINT: Tipton Questions FDIC Cutting Off Bank Accounts Gun Stores, Small Businesses

    03/25/2015 8:39:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | March 24, 2015
    The head of the FDIC faced tough grilling today from members of a House Financial Services subcommittee including U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on a rogue policy that essentially directed banks not to deal with businesses the Obama administration found objectionable. Dubbed “Operation Choke Point,” the Justice Department essentially directed the nation’s top financial regulator to intimidate banks into cutting off accounts or doing any business at all with a list of 30 different types small business owners. The list included gun shops, ammunition dealers ... Tipton also got the old DC song and dance when he asked if the federal...
  • Texas GOP Lawmaker Introduces Bill Abolishing Gun Free Zones

    03/25/2015 8:17:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 24 Texas state representative Drew Springer (R-Muenster) introduced legislation to abolish gun free zones throughout the state of Texas. Springer argued that so doing would not only protect but also “advance” the rights of Texas’s approximately 826,000 concealed handgun license holders.
  • SD: Constitutional Carry Killed by Senate Committee

    03/25/2015 6:56:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On the first of February, 2015, I wrote about a gun law reform bill introduced in the South Dakota House.   The bill included a number of reforms, including removing the restriction on the legal carry of concealed firearms by people who could legally own firearms.  The bill passed the House 44 to 23 on the 10th of February, 2015.   The bill looked like a shoo in to pass the Senate, with Republicans in the majority in the South Dakota Senate, with 27 Republicans and 8 Democrats. But there have been a number of Republicans who are not interested in...
  • Four Frankfort, Illinois Men Jailed After Alleged Tinley Park Road Rage Attack

    03/25/2015 5:56:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    patch.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Joseph Hosey
    Four Frankfort Men Jailed After Alleged Tinley Park Road Rage Attack The men denied attacking a driver but video showed otherwise, police said. By Joseph Hosey (Patch Staff) March 24, 2015 The four men, along with a 16-year-old, were in a Chevy Tahoe that pursued a 21-year-old man and his girlfriend into Tinley Park, police said. The Elabeds and the other driver then reportedly headed over to the Tinley Park Police Department to accuse each other of wrongdoing. The Elabeds claimed they were actually “threatened and followed by (by the other driver) and his girlfriend,” police said, and while at...
  • Napa Winery Owner Executes Investor

    03/24/2015 9:48:30 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies
    Wine Searcher ^ | 3/17/15 | W. Blake Gray
    Businessman chased through a vineyard and shot dead by his partner after a dispute over money turned deadly.It sounds more like a Hollywood movie than a sunny afternoon in pristine Napa Valley – a man, shot once already, runs through a vineyard screaming for help on his cellphone while his business partner chases him in an SUV, shooting at him the whole time. Emad Tawfilis, 48, made it to the road Monday and could see sheriff's deputies arriving. But Robert Dahl got out of his black Toyota SUV, walked up to Tawfilis, and shot him in the head, killing...
  • Sandy Hook shooter’s home destroyed

    03/24/2015 6:51:45 PM PDT · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 98 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 24, 2015 | Associated Press
    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Connecticut home of the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school has been demolished, Newtown officials said Tuesday. The 2-acre lot where the 3,100-square-foot house once stood in a leafy, suburban neighborhood will be left as open space under a plan approved by town officials. Several neighbors had asked for the building to be taken down, describing it as a constant reminder of the tragedy. Among them, Dave Ackart said in a letter: “Not only is the property a constant reminder of the evil that resided there – those of us...
  • Small business owners victimized by Operation Choke Point decry government overreach

    03/24/2015 7:19:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | Maggie Ybarra
    Allison Deguisne, the owner of a small chain of Westshore Cash and Loan, says she will stop running the two-shop operation by the end of the month, and she blames federal government regulators. Ms. Deguisne can’t find creditors to help keep her California-based payday loan business afloat.
  • Army Wants Upgrades to Improve M4A1 Carbine's Performance, Accuracy

    03/24/2015 6:35:39 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 59 replies
    Military.com new ^ | 03-18-2015 | Matthew Cox
    The U.S. Army is considering several upgrades to the M4A1 Carbine that could improve its accuracy and performance and change the weapon's appearance. Army weapons and contracting officials recently launched a market survey to see what the small-arms industry has to offer as far as better rails, triggers, charging handles and sights for the M4A1. "The government is seeking to procure M4A1-Plus (abbreviated as M4A1+) components as non-development items ... for improvements to the M4A1 Carbine," according to the March 13 document posted on FedBizOpps.gov. "It is anticipated that the M4A1+ components will be evaluated as a system. The system...
  • Army and Marine Corps Still Disagree over M16/M4 Bullet

    03/24/2015 6:35:31 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 33 replies
    Military.com News ^ | March 20, 2015 | Matthew Cox
    U.S. lawmakers recently questioned Army and Marine Corps leaders on small-arms and why the two services buy completely different bullets for the M16A4 rifles and M4 carbines. "You guys are using two different rounds, and you have procured several million rounds to date and you have used them in combat," Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., said at a March 19 House Armed Services Committee hearing. Sanchez, the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, wanted to know why the Marine Corps uses the M855 5.56mm round and the Army uses the M855A1.
  • New Black Panther Party wants to ‘arm every US black male’

    03/24/2015 5:05:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    RT ^ | March 19, 2015
    Around 40 New Black Panther Party members took to the streets of Austin, Texas to condemn recent killings of black civilians. Armed with high caliber weapons, they said they aimed to patrol their own communities and encourage the taking up of arms. The protest in the state capital of Texas on Monday coincided with the SXSW (South by Southwest) festival, which celebrates music and film. However the heavily-armed New Black Panther members, who were carrying Kalashnikov rifles and AR-15’s caught the attention of many, as they chanted songs in their display of force. Showing off their weapons was not the...
  • One dead, two shot in 17-person battle in Walmart parking lot

    03/24/2015 4:44:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    WGHP-TV ^ | March 22, 2015 | CNN Wire
    COTTONWOOD, Ariz. — One of the nine suspects was killed. Another was shot in the stomach. All eight responding officers were injured, including one 10-year veteran who required surgery. It’s the aftermath of an all-out melee in a Walmart parking lot in Cottonwood, Arizona, a town of 11,000 people about an hour’s drive south of Flagstaff. But details are murky outside of the injury and arrest reports....
  • FBI figures tweaked to show phony increase in mass shootings, report says

    03/24/2015 4:04:35 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 13 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 24, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Crime stats published by the FBI and relied upon by the media distort the gun violence and leave the public with the impression "mass shooting" incidents are a much bigger threat than they really are, according to a criminologist and Second Amendment scholar. The bureau's annual reports tabulating and classifying a wide range of crime throughout the nation have been historically free of politics, but John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, said the latest statistics contain numbers that are misleading at best and deliberately fudged at worst. Lott believes the numbers may have been presented to overstate...
  • Utah governor signs 55 bills into law, brings back firing squad as method of execution

    03/24/2015 2:45:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 03/24/2015 | Lee Davidson
    Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law Monday a bill to make firing squads the state's back-up method of execution — used whenever the state is unable to obtain drugs needed to perform lethal injections. The Republican executive signed the firing-squad bill despite international attention on the state as it becomes alone in allowing that method of execution. (Oklahoma authorizes execution by firing squad only if lethal injection and electrocution are found unconstitutional, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.) Numerous groups called for a veto, but Herbert signaled last week that he was leaning toward signing it. "Those who voiced...
  • Moms Demand Gun Action wants stricter gun laws to reduce violence against women

    03/24/2015 10:18:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    http://michiganradio.org ^ | 3/19/2015 | unknown
    Kristen Moore of the Michigan Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America wanted to continue the conversation by exploring the role that firearms play in violence against women. According to Moore, the presence of a gun in domestic violence situations increase the risk of homicide of women by 500%.
  • Gun bills progress in Nevada Legislature

    03/24/2015 10:11:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 3/23/2015 | SEAN WHALEY and SANDRA CHEREB
    The Nevada Senate on Monday passed legislation prohibiting domestic violence abusers from possessing guns and making it easier for gun owners in other states to carry a concealed weapon in Nevada. Senate Bill 175 also adds an occupied vehicle to Nevada law involving justifiable homicide. It passed on a vote of 14-5 with some Democratic support and now moves to the Assembly, where passage in the Republican-controlled chamber is likely. State Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, twice tried unsuccessfully to amend the bill on the floor. He wanted to ensure adequate training in other states before Nevada recognizes their concealed...
  • Obama and Democrats Now Targeting Lawful Business?

    03/24/2015 9:46:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/24/15 | Leigh Bravo
    Operation Choke Point, Is this the United State of America, or Obama's Nation? Is the Obama Administration now targeting lawful businesses? Mike Hawkins, owner of Hawkins Guns, LLC received a notice from his bank on November 13, telling him his business account was going to be closed because he was a gun dealer. Upon visiting the bank, he was able to record a conversation with the bank official who said, “We don’t do firearms, ammunition, Uhm, (unintelligible), (unintelligible), auctioneers and check cashing companies.” Hawkins also owns a private investigative business and as a result was able to look deeper into...
  • State Senator Circumvents Bloomberg In Nevada With SB 240

    03/24/2015 9:36:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 3/24/2015 | RRangel
    Senate Bill 240, introduced by Senate Majority leader Michael Roberson, would allow for free background checks for private party gun sales. Thus circumventing the push for “universal background checks,” by the Michael Bloomberg astroturf groups, such as “Everytown for Gun Safety.” Of course they’re not happy, and they’re calling the legislation, a “fake backgrounds check bill,” because its purpose is not registration.
  • The “Peace-Loving,” Anti-Gun Groups

    03/24/2015 9:29:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    usconcealedcarry.com ^ | 3/24/2015 | Beth Alcazare
    Does anyone else find it disturbing and completely unacceptable that many women who have guns for self-defense or recreation are receiving death threats from people who do not support gun ownership? These allegedly “peace-loving” folks are so hostile (about things that are none of their business, mind you) that they’ve taken to social media to publish threats to harm, debase, and even kill gun owners and their families.
  • Tracer round injures four people, shakes windows in Lindenhurst

    03/24/2015 6:01:04 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 3-23-2015 | Mick Zawislak
    Four people were injured Saturday when a .50 caliber tracer shell exploded as a military reservist tried to heat it with a torch outside his home. Police received several emergency calls about 9:45 p.m. regarding an explosion and need for medical attention at the 50 block of Timber Lane. "We found several injured people suffering from lacerations, mostly minor -- face, hands, legs -- the injuries were not life-threatening," police Cmdr. George Moravec said. Moravec said Garrett Rogers, 25, a military reservist, apparently brought the shell home from Afghanistan. "They're quite large," Moravec said, estimating the length at about 4...
  • Women and Guns Data - Reasons why they carry

    03/24/2015 8:12:00 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/24/2015
    Almost every feature of gun proprietorship for women have been looked at with the exception of an exceptionally key inquiry: What are the reasons that motivates women to buy and own guns? In this last segment of NSSF’s report, we look at the driving variables of a women enthusiasm for owning guns. According to NSSF’s survey, the biggest motivation for a woman’s purchase is personal defense. Almost half of the women in the poll stated either self-defense (26.2%) or home defense (22%) as the “most important reason to own a gun.” Another significant motivator was hunting at 15.3 percent. To...
  • A modest proposal - how about we ban all civilian gun ownership?: Jamar Thrasher

    03/24/2015 8:46:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | 3/24/2015 | Jamar Thrasher
    When I was 15 I was almost murdered. That's what I was told by another teenager who rode his rusty BMX bike to the McDonald's in my Pittsburgh neighborhood to confront me. "I'm going to kill your black a**!" he screamed, wobbling his bike between his legs. I chuckled, as I often do when another black person calls me black, because, well, they're black as well.