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  • Contradict President and Constitution, No Appointment

    12/29/2017 6:38:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Presidents correctly and rightfully expect their appointees to at a minimum, remain silent about policy differences, especially in areas where they have no expertise. President Trump is not one to suffer fools at high levels. A recent potential appointee seemed to wish to score political points at the expense of the President.  Dean L. Winslow made a basic, rookie error. He lost. From At my hearing, jet-lagged and in mourning over those killed, I was asked by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) about the military discharge status of the shooter. He had been given a bad-conduct rather than dishonorable discharge...
  • Bob Munden Fastest Quick Draw

    12/29/2017 6:07:10 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/29/2017 | J Hines
    When we hear fastest gun draw in the sports and trick shooting world we all think of Bob Munden. If you seen him shoot from the hip with his .45 revolver, its just simply beyond comprehension of how fast he shoots. Matter of fact a while back when the History channel did a special on him. They clocked him on the draw at 1/10 of a second. For the math whiz you understand that’s fast, but for the layman. It means within a blink of an eye and the shot is over. That’s what I mean by beyond comprehension of...
  • ATF Accepting Public Comment on Backdoor Bump Stock Gun Control

    12/29/2017 5:08:13 AM PST · by davikkm · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | AWR HAWKINS
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is currently accepting public comment on their plans for backdoor bump stock gun control. On December 22 Breitbart News reported a Department of Justice announcement that the ATF would be seeking to redefine the term “machinegun,” so as to include aftermarket devices that do not convert semiautomatic firearms into fully automatic weapons. As of now, only mechanisms/alterations that truly convert a semi-action into a full-action are governed by the National Firearms Act (1934). The efforts to redefine the term “machinegun” center on new controls for devices that merely “mimic” full auto fire....
  • California Gun Owners Rush To Stock Up On Ammo Before New Law Takes Effect

    12/28/2017 9:26:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | December 28, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    2018 is upon us and California gun owners are sprinting to stock up on ammunition before a new law bans home deliveries. That’s right. Next year, ammunition can no longer be shipped to your home in The Golden State. It’ll have to be sent to a firearms dealer with a federal firearms license or any other entity that’s been approved by the Department of Justice. And yes, a background check will be required prior to the transfer (via CBS San Francisco): Ammunition sales across California are skyrocketing heading into the end of the year, but the deals have nothing to...
  • 3 Cities Sue Defense Dept. Over 'Broken' Gun Records System

    12/28/2017 12:59:59 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    AP via NBC News (7 San Diego) ^ | 12/26/2017 | staff
    The city of New York, along with Philadelphia and San Francisco, is suing the Department of Defense, seeking to fix its "broken" system for reporting service members who are disqualified from buying and owning guns. The Department of Defense is supposed to report to the FBI the names of service members convicted of crimes or dishonorably discharged from legally buying or possessing guns. The FBI maintains the national background check system for gun licensing and sales. But, the cities contend, the Department of Defense has failed to report "significant numbers of disqualifying records" to the FBI for decades.
  • Armed robbery fails when gas station employee, customers scoff at fake rifle

    12/28/2017 12:31:30 PM PST · by Simon Green · 54 replies ^ | 12/28/17 | Chris Egan
    (The clerk and three customers reportedly took cover when Derringer came in waving the “gun” then soon chased him from the store.) An Ohio man by the name of Derringer cobbled together a “gun” made from household items and furniture legs in an attempt to knock over a Circle K on Christmas. Police in Akron took Jeffrey Derringer, 48, into custody on Monday after customers and staff at the convenience store chased the man into an empty parking lot and detained him, the Akron Beacon-Journal reported. The gun-like piece of industrial art that Derringer used in his failed stick-up...
  • Court finds short mental health treatment doesn’t end gun rights

    12/28/2017 10:19:02 AM PST · by JP1201 · 7 replies
    A federal court last week held that an involuntary emergency treatment of a Pennsylvania man for less than 24 hours did not trigger a lifetime ban on firearms. Deciding in the case of Alton Franklin, the U.S. District Court held that his brief history of mental illness reported by the state did not square against federal gun prohibitions on those who have been committed to a mental institution. According to court documents, in 2002 Franklin appeared at his local police station “needing to talk to someone” in the aftermath of a recent break-up with 20 lacerations on his arms he...
  • Fake News: SELF Magazine Claims Trump Ended Background Checks for the Severely Mentally Ill

    03/04/2017 5:24:04 PM PST · by davikkm · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | AWR HAWKINS
    On February 28, President Trump signed the repeal of Barack Obama’s Social Security gun ban. On March 2, SELF magazine reported that Trump had ended firearm background checks for persons who were severely mentally ill. This is Fake News 101 and it is a mantra that many other mainstream outlets have also pushed. For example, also on March 2, NBC News reported that Trump ended firearm “gun checks for people with mental illness” and during the process of repealing of the ban NYT, NYDN, and HuffPost accused Republicans of helping the mentally ill get guns.
  • 9-year-old boy with pellet gun stops man from stealing truck on Christmas

    12/28/2017 5:25:56 AM PST · by Puppage · 46 replies
    WFSB.COM ^ | 12/28/2017 | Meredith Digital Staff
    (Meredith) -- A man who allegedly tried to steal a pickup truck on Christmas day didn't get very far, thanks to a 9-year-old boy. Police said 32-year-old Ollie Dunn attempted to steal a 2009 Dodge Ram in Kokomo on Monday, according to WTHR. Little did he know, a 9-year-old boy named Larry Larimore was inside the truck. Despite being afraid, Larrimore pulled out a pellet gun and confronted the suspect. “As soon as he opened the door, I got scared,” Larimore told WTHR. “So I pulled out the pellet gun and pointed it at his head.” The suspect took off...
  • Glock 43 vs Glock 26 - Fight of the Baby Glocks

    12/28/2017 6:59:09 AM PST · by w1n1 · 30 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/28/2017 | J Hines
    When it comes to a subcompact Glock, the countless debate seems to be Glock 43 vs Glock 26. Both Glocks have lots to offer the person who carries it which has led to both becoming a very popular CCW gun. which is better? This is going to be hard to nail down. The differences between the two are rather slight on paper, but in the real world can add up to some fairly significant differences. When viewing side-to-side, what do you see? The specs between the two are not much differences in the length and weight. You can acquire after...
  • More Chicago gangs arming themselves with rifles as alliances spread conflict

    12/28/2017 6:07:28 AM PST · by rellimpank · 68 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 27 dec 2017 | Peter Nickeas
    One late afternoon over Labor Day weekend in 2016, near the arches welcoming truck drivers into the old stockyards south of Bridgeport, a gunman in a red minivan leveled a rifle and fired at a motorcyclist. The gunman hit the bike but not the driver. An officer found .223-caliber casings, the kind used in rifles modeled after the AR-15. The rounds leave large, jagged wounds. If used by someone trained to shoot, they can hit a target from 650 yards. A city block is 220 yards. Two gangs — the Saints and La Razas — had been sporadically using rifles...
  • Online retailer says Californians stocking up on ammo ahead of Prop 63

    12/28/2017 6:06:08 AM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies ^ | Dec. 28, 2017 | Jacki Billings
    California gun owners are making a mad dash for ammo, retailers report, ahead of Proposition 63’s looming deadline. Online ammunition retailer said sales have skyrocketed in the weeks leading up to January, with Californians snatching up 50 percent more ammunition than gun owners in other states. “Californians are ordering more than customers in other states right now which suggests that they are stocking up,” Eric Schepps of told in an email. “What is even more glaring is the number of folks coming to our site right now and buying as opposed to just shopping or reading content....
  • Making ammo has turned from a hobby into a nationwide business for this Shepherd Man

    12/27/2017 10:38:37 AM PST · by fella · 63 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | 27 Dec. 2017 | JORDON NIEDERMEIER
    Richard Brown spends hours in his Shepherd basement most days, pulling the lever on his loading press over and over at a steady pace. Each movement drops a brass pistol or rifle casing with a fresh primer onto an assembly line, fills another casing with powder and seats a bullet on a casing already filled with powder to complete the cartridge. The assembly line rotates. The completed cartridge drops into a bin with other finished rounds. Another pull of the lever advances each of the casings to the next stage. It’s a simple procedure and a source of relaxation for...
  • Two Layers of Graphene Make Diamond-Hard Armor That Can Stop a Bullet

    12/27/2017 7:36:05 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 95 replies
    Futurism ^ | Dec 21, 2017 | Kyree Leary
    IAMOND-HARD ARMOR The media tends to depict bullet-proof armor as something that’s thick and heavier than regular clothes. Despite being for bodily protection, the added bulk of that armor might restrict a person’s movements. But scientists at the City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) have found that diamond-hard armor doesn’t need to be thick. The key to less-bulky protection is graphene, a tightly-packed layer of bonded carbon atoms one million times thinner than a piece of paper. The researchers discovered that two layers of graphene stacked on top of one another can temporarily become as hard...
  • Glock 43 vs Smith & Wesson Shield 2.0

    12/27/2017 4:56:58 AM PST · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/27/2017 | J Reeves
    Which is a better 9mm Carry? A Glock 43 or a S&W Shield 2.0? They’re both small, single stack, lightweight, polymer and considered the self-defense premier 9mm for the concealed carrier. Here are some of their plus features.S&W Shield 2.0 S&W Shield is a 7 plus 1 can get aftermarket mags with a 8 plus 1has external safetyGlock 43 More velocitysmaller lighter gun See the full video description of Glock 43 vs Smith&Wesson Shield 2.0 here.
  • Coyotes Are Colonizing Cities. Step Forward the Urban Hunter.

    12/27/2017 5:04:54 AM PST · by x1stcav · 67 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/26/17 | Simon Romero
    Dennis Murphy sniffed the bobcat urine he uses to lure his prey. He checked the silencer on his AR-15 assault rifle and loaded a few snares into his Ford pickup. “Let’s go kill some coyotes,” he said. But he wasn’t heading for the wilderness. Mr. Murphy’s stalking ground is on the contentious new frontier where hunters are clashing with conservationists: cities and suburbs. Coyotes are largely associated with their ancestral bastions in the wild lands of the American West, but they are highly adaptable, and in recent years they have been colonizing large population centers throughout North America. The hunters...
  • 'Hopefully I will be next to Trump signing the bill': Mother-of-two pardoned by Chris Christie (tr)

    12/26/2017 10:15:31 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 27, 2017 | Associated Press via Daily Mail
    The handgun that Shaneen Allen was carrying when she was pulled over on a New Jersey highway could have sent her to prison for years if not for a pardon from Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Now the legal saga that kept the Pennsylvania mother of two in jail for 48 days has helped inspire a measure that could change handgun laws across the country. 'Hopefully I'll be at the White House next to (President) Trump signing this bill,' said Allen, who has become a face of the Republican effort to break down barriers to carrying concealed firearms between states. 'Republicans...
  • Alaskan Hunter Becomes the Hunted, Kills Large Brown Bear That Had Stalked Him

    12/26/2017 7:46:58 PM PST · by Simon Green · 41 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 12/26/17 | Dan Zimmerman
    To paraphrase The Stranger, sometime the you eat the bear and sometimes the bear almost eats you . . . Bear Meets Match After Stalking Sitka Hunter For a few memorable moments, Ryan Wilson was both the hunter and the hunted. “I was hunting deer; (the bear) was hunting me,” he said, telling about his confrontation with a full-grown brown bear in the woods north of Sitka last month. Wilson had time for only one shot, but it was enough to stop the charging bear in its tracks. And what round did Mr. Wilson use to drop that bear...
  • Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failures

    12/26/2017 11:19:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    AP News via ^ | December 26, 2017 | AP News
    NEW YORK (AP) — Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren't reported to the national background check system. New York City, San Francisco and Philadelphia said in court papers that the military's broken system for relaying such information helped spur the massacre of 26 people inside a Texas church last month. "This failure on behalf of the Department of Defense has led to the loss of innocent lives by putting guns in the hands of criminals and those who wish to...
  • Overrated Hunting Guns

    12/26/2017 9:36:54 AM PST · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/26/2017 | J Hines
    There are many guns designed and marketed to the hunting folks that are really good guns and are recognized as such. However, on the other side there are also a number of highly overrated guns that do not live up to their reputations. They used to be great but are now just trucking along on their past reputation or living off their fans nostalgia. Here are the guns for hunting that we see as not measuring up to the media hype due to poor performances. Weatherby Magnum Cartridge Weatherby has some fine high velocity magnum cartridges such as: .270, .300,...