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  • Florida Activists Fight For Campus Carry

    05/05/2012 7:52:58 PM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 3 May, 2012 | dabneybailey
    Florida Carry Inc. has filed an appeals against a judge's attempt to uphold a Florida university's ban on guns. There's been quite a bit of back-and-forth over the issue, but one thing is certain: lawmakers and gun rights activists are waging a war, and the territory they're fighting so hard to claim are the parking lots of Florida universities. In order to understand this battle fully, we need to look a few years back. In 1985, Florida made it legal for adults to store guns in their cars, even if they didn't have a state license. Two years later in...
  • Cross-State Gun Carry Bill Under Fire

    05/05/2012 7:44:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 3 May, 2012 | dabneybailey
    A bill that would allow citizens to carry concealed handguns over state lines is catching harsh criticism from opponents in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting. The bill is the brainchild of Senators David Witter and John Thune, Republicans of Louisiana and South Dakota, respectively. They call it the "Respecting States' Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act," and what the bill does is pretty much all right there in the name. Basically, if you're allowed to carry a concealed gun in your home state, then that alone should be enough to let you carry a weapon in just about...
  • Buckeye Firearms Association Responds to Attack on Representative Conditt's "Shooting" Fundraiser

    05/05/2012 7:34:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 3 May, 2012 | cbaus
    Several Democrats have joined with a gun control group to publicly attack State Representative Margy Conditt (Liberty Township, District 55) because of a fundraising event she has scheduled for May 12 at the Middletown Sportsmens Club where participants will have the opportunity to shoot GUNS. The group linked her fundraiser to a recent Ohio shooting where three students died and called her fundraiser "absurd" and "highly inappropriate." In response to these attacks, Buckeye Firearms Association today announced the fundraiser to their hundreds of thousands of supporters in Ohio and are pledging to match any donations made to this event, up...
  • Stenberg visits N. Platte, discusses gun rights(NE)

    05/05/2012 7:26:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 4 May, 2012 | Andrew Bottrell
    Nebraska Treasurer and Senate candidate Don Stenberg voiced his pro-second amendment views at a town hall forum hosted by the Gun Owners of America Thursday. John Velleco, the GOA's director of federal affairs, also spoke at the town hall forum at the North Platte Pawn Shop. Velleco and Stenberg both questioned Stenberg's Senate opponent Jon Bruning and his support of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. "Had I been a senator, I would have voted against [Holder's] confirmation," Stenberg said. Bruning, the Nebraska Attorney General, along with 18 other state attorney generals, supported Holder through a letter submitted to Congress in...
  • Florida Carry Hails Gov. Scott for Standing Up For Gun Rights

    05/05/2012 6:22:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 May, 2012 | Florida Carry
    Tampa, Florida - -( On behalf of Florida Carry’s over 9,000 members and supporters, we applauded the leadership displayed by Governor Rick Scott in his immediate and resolute response rejecting a request from Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn that the constitutional rights of Florida’s nearly one-million active concealed carry license holders be suspended under the Governor’s emergency powers. Last year, the legislature passed a bill adding penalties for local governments who enacted, enforced, or promulgated ordinances in violation of state preemption of the field of firearms and ammunition (F.S. 790.33). Despite the fact that the preemption statute had declared all such...
  • Gun ban at RNC too logical for Florida Gov. Rick Scott(barf alert)

    05/05/2012 6:18:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 4 May, 2012 | Sue Carlton
    The mayor's letter to the governor was all prudence and sensibility, a reasonable request for a temporary ban on guns at a potentially combustible, extremely crowded, very political event. Emphasis on political. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn asked for a ban downtown during the Republican National Convention that will bring 50,000 people to town in August. Four days in a small and defined part of the city seemed no more an affront to the Second Amendment than, say, a three-day cooling-off period to buy a gun — a prudent rule that has no doubt saved lives. The potential for saving lives...
  • Glow Ammo Cold Tracers: Non-Incendiary Ammo with Much Training and Tactical Potential (VIDEO)

    05/05/2012 1:38:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 3 May, 2012 | Max Slowik
    Glow Ammo is a new company that makes cold tracers. Cold tracers are small disks that can be pressed against the base of a bullet and after being shot, emit light. The cold tracers don't use phosphorus or other incendiary substances to emit light, they use a triboluminescent light source. Triboluminescent candyTriboluminescence is a poorly-understood phenomena, but not uncommon just the same. Triboluminescence is the phenomena you see when you peel some kinds of tape off a roll quickly, or when you chomp on a Wint-O-Green Life Saver, you know, in the closet. With someone, hopefully. Anyway, it's caused by...
  • Feds to review shooting death of ailing veteran in New York

    05/04/2012 5:13:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies ^ | May 4, 2012 | Rose Arce
    New York (CNN) -- Federal prosecutors will investigate the case of a white police officer who shot and killed an ailing 68-year-old black veteran in his own apartment, a spokeswoman said Friday. "Consistent with our office's practices in cases of this kind, we will review all of the available evidence with respect to the death of Kenneth Chamberlain, including the evidence collected during the state's investigation, to determine whether there were any violations of the federal criminal civil rights laws," said Ellen Davis, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. She spoke one day...
  • Seniors and Guns: Goldilocks Gun Control

    05/05/2012 1:23:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 4 May, 2012 | revjen45
    A friend of mine describes the antis’ crusade against specific guns as “Goldilocks” gun control. This is the idea that some guns are too big (“vest busters”), some guns are too small (“pocket rockets”), some guns don’t have a “sporting purpose” (“assault” weapons), some guns are too cheap (Saturday night specials), etc. ad infinitum. I say ad infinitum instead of ad nauseum because, unlike Goldilocks, the antis will never find the “just right” gun. I see that Johnathon Purtle of is now trying to apply this same illogic to the age of gun owners. But of course, this isn’t...
  • CBS intentionally violated posted gun show rules in phony undercover stunt

    05/05/2012 1:06:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 May, 2012 | David Codrea
    “‘Bullet Button’ Used To Get Around California Gun Laws,” CBS 5 San Francisco reported Tuesday. “CBS 5 went undercover to a recent gun show at the Cow Palace in Daly City and found ‘California legal’ assault rifles throughout,” they claim. It’s a non-story, really, as their undercover team found nothing illegal—they weren’t even looking for that—or that couldn’t have been obtained openly. The entire purpose of the “investigation” appears to be to gin up public frenzy about a legal device that allows for changing magazines on semi-automatic firearms that comply with California’s specific model and cosmetic features bans. “I've emailed...
  • Why is the NJ State Police Allowing Prohibited Persons to Get Guns?

    05/05/2012 11:57:49 AM PDT · by Revtwo · 9 replies
    Website ^ | 5-4-12 | Evan Nappen
    Is the NJ State Police incompetent or is this a conspiracy to criminally entrap unsuspecting gun owners? Although this law has been in effect for over eight years, the NJ State Police has failed to ask about it on New Jersey’s gun permit application forms and Certificates of Eligibility.
  • 2nd Amendment still MIA in Maryland as federal judge refuses to enforce his own ruling

    05/05/2012 10:04:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/5/2012 | Doug Book
    In early March, Federal Judge Benson Legg ruled unconstitutional the provision in Maryland law requiring a “good and substantial reason” be provided by anyone applying for a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Such a contingency “impermissibly infringes on the right to keep and bear arms” wrote the Judge in his opinion. (1) The ruling had come down in the case of Woollard v Sheridan. In 2010, Plaintiff Raymond Woollard attempted to renew his permit to carry concealed but was refused because he had not provided to Maryland State Police “…sufficient evidence ‘to support apprehended fear’…” therefore failing the “good...
  • (Sasquatch In The Crosshairs!) It’s Officially Legal To Kill Bigfoot In Texas

    05/05/2012 9:01:19 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    IO9 ^ | May 5, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    It’s officially legal to kill Bigfoot in Texas Cryptid conservationists, be on the alert; it's officially open season on Sasquatch. According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, if you can find Bigfoot in the state of Texas, you can kill it. Cryptomundo reader John Lloyd Scharf sent a letter to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department about whether it would be legal to kill Bigfoot, and apparently department Chief of Staff L. David Sinclair replied that killing an indigenous cryptid would be legal since it isn't listed as a game animal: The statute that you cite (Section 61.021) refers...
  • Mexico drugs: 23 bodies found in Nuevo Laredo

    05/05/2012 8:30:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | May 4, 2012
    At least 23 people have been killed in gruesome circumstances in the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, on the US border. Nine bodies with signs of torture were found hanging from a bridge. Hours later, 14 decapitated bodies were discovered in a vehicle, police said. Their heads were found in ice boxes dumped outside the mayor's office. Nuevo Laredo is the scene of a feud between two of Mexico's biggest drugs gangs, who are fighting for control of smuggling routes into the US. A message left with the hanged bodies said they were members of the Gulf drugs cartel who...
  • Worst Case Scenario: The Trayvon Martin Case

    05/05/2012 1:14:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Guns and Ammo Handguns ^ | May 4, 2012 | James Tarr
    At the request of my online editor, I am very hesitantly going to discuss the Trayvon Martin case, only because it has huge teachable potential to anyone thinking about carrying a gun for self defense. The Trayvon Martin case is just about the ultimate Worst Case Scenario, a “Perfect Storm” if you will when it comes to a concealed carry confrontation (one where the shooter survives). I am not talking about the actual physical confrontation, but rather the aftermath. I don’t know what happened that night in Florida, and neither does anyone else. The only person who knows exactly what...
  • Ted Nugent - Why I endorsed Mitt Romney

    05/05/2012 12:11:00 AM PDT · by Tarantulas · 30 replies
    Phoenix radio station KFYI ^ | 5-4-2012 | Mike Broomhead
    Ted Nugent always stops by radio station KFYI here in Phoenix when he's in town, and we have the privilege of listening to this great American. Today he was on the Mike Broomhead show prior to his concert in Phoenix tonight. Among other topics, Mike asked him to explain why he endorsed Mitt Romney. Here's his answer (6 minutes 10 seconds): Ted discusses his recent interview with CBS (6 minutes 14 seconds): Ted talks about Barack Obama, illegal aliens, dead ranchers, OTMs, law enforcement, and slovenly booger people (8 minutes 48 seconds): Ted talks with a fan...
  • Portage police: Woman with gun held man who broke into her apartment(IN)

    05/04/2012 4:25:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 30 April, 2012 | Jeff Burton
    PORTAGE | Police said a 32-year-old man had the right apartment number but wrong building when he entered a unit in the Park Place Apartments early Monday, and an armed woman inside made sure he knew it. Portage police were called shortly after 3:30 a.m. to an apartment in the 5900 block of Old Porter Road for a disturbance. Officers found Carlos Rodriguez, 32, of Portage, lying on the ground with his hands above his head and a 28-year-old woman standing nearby with a handgun. Police said Rodriguez smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech. He told officers he came...
  • Gun Sales Surge in Central PA as Election Day Nears

    05/04/2012 1:05:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    WPMT-TV ^ | May 4, 2012 | Amber Miller
    GLEN ROCK, YORK COUNTY — Gun sales are on the rise as fear connected to the upcoming presidential election, along with crime rise. Freedom Armory in Glen Rock, York County has seen a 25% increase in sales since November, during the 2012 Presidential Republican Primary debates. Handguns make up the bulk of the sales. Some believing President Barack Obama will win re-election and implement stricter gun laws.
  • Eric Holder’s contempt of Congress citation takes shape - It’s go time.

    05/04/2012 12:02:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 81 replies
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 05/03/2012 | John Hayward
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is preparing contempt of Congress charges against Attorney General Eric Holder for his failure to cooperate fully with the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama Administration’s deadly gun-running program. Warnings were issued, deadlines have passed, and it’s just about “go time.” To this end, Issa has prepared an extensive staff briefing(PDF) on the case, along with a draft of Holder’s contempt citation. A press release from the House Oversight Committee says the briefing paper “explains what happened in Operation Fast and Furious, the hardships faced by the family...
  • The View From the N.R.A.: ‘We’ll Fight for You’ (CHRIS W. COX is the NRA's chief lobbyist.)

    05/04/2012 10:01:48 AM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 3, 2012 | CHRIS W. COX
    To the Editor: “I Hunt, but the N.R.A. Isn’t for Me,” by Lily Raff McCaulou (Op-Ed, April 25), is another desperate, but predictable, election-year stunt to try to marginalize National Rifle Association members. The N.R.A. not only represents four million N.R.A. members, but polls also indicate that tens of millions more support us, and a healthy percentage of the population takes our positions into account before casting a vote. Whether liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat, man or woman, we’ll fight for you because at its core, the Second Amendment isn’t about hunting. It’s about self-defense and freedom. The claim...
  • The Battle of Athens (Tennessee)

    05/03/2012 1:47:32 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 19 replies
    PatriotPost.US ^ | Mark Alexander
    A Case Study in Grassroots Restoration of the Rule of Law"The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation ... forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of." -- James Madison (1788)Vets firing on McMinn JailAs a direct descendent of Tennessee Patriots who were veterans of every major conflict in defense of American Liberty from the American Revolution forward, I stand in awe of my home state's distinguished list of Patriot sons and daughters. From 19th-century notables like...
  • Obama Misses Movement! Arrives One Year Late for bin Laden Mission!

    05/03/2012 7:58:45 PM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Bloggers and Personal | 3 May 12 | Xzins
    Obama: All right guys, I'm here. Let's get this thing done. Seal Cdr: Sir? Obama: Show me the equipment room, Lieutenant. I've gotta get cammied up. And we're in a hurry if you don't know it. Seal Team Member: Sir, the equipment room for what? Obama: The bin Laden mission. We've got to mount up on those choppers and take down that compound. (Seal Team 6 members in the back of room begin looking at the floor. Obviously trying not to smirk.) Seal Cdr: Uhhhh...Sir...did you notice how bad the weather is today? Obama: What? This is a critical moment,...
  • Tales from Fast and Furious Part 5: Obama Reveals His Contempt for U.S. Gun Dealers

    05/03/2012 6:24:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/3/12 | Obama Files
    Obama Files has discovered a recording from 2007 of then-Senator Barack Obama ranting against U.S. gun dealers, blaming the Virginia Tech massacre that had occurred a few months earlier on 'unscrupulous' gun dealers, and throwing in for good measure gun dealers being responsible for the rampant gun violence in Chicago's public schools. This sheds light into the Obama Administration's program to demonize and falsely blame U.S. gun dealers for arming the Mexican drug cartels, while at the same time 'encouraging' them to hand over thousands of weapons to individuals that they knew were planning on transferring them over the border....

    05/03/2012 5:49:52 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies ^ | 17 April 2012 | Publius Huldah
    Harvard Law School was embarrassed recently when one of its graduates, the putative President of the United States, demonstrated that he was unaware that the supreme Court has constitutional authority to declare an act of Congress unconstitutional.[1] And after reading a recent paper by Harvard law professor Einer Elhauge, one wonders whether the academic standards (or is it the moral standards?) of that once great school have collapsed. Professor Elhauge says in “If Health Insurance Mandates Are Unconstitutional, Why Did the Founding Fathers Back Them?” (The New Republic, April 13, 2012), that Congress may force us to buy health insurance...
  • CALIFORNIA: Assembly passes bill to ban open carry of unloaded rifles

    05/03/2012 3:36:32 PM PDT · by SmithL · 45 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 5/3/12 | Jim Sanders
    Legislation that bans carrying unloaded rifles in public was passed Thursday by the Assembly. The measure, Assembly Bill 1527, cleared the lower house 44-28 with no Republican support. Proposed by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, the bill is similar to a new state law banning the open carry of handguns that took effect Jan. 1. AB 1527 takes aim at a movement that encourages people to show up at public places with unloaded weapons. Supporters contend that openly displaying firearms can startle onlookers, scare children and provoke violence. Portantino said the appearance of gun-wielding people in public can escalate...
  • Shooting reloads U.S. gun control debate (Bucket suggested)

    05/03/2012 1:16:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Kearney Hub ^ | May 3, 2012 | Jay Omar, junior journalism major
    The Trayvon Martin tragedy has given gun control activist new ammo. Another American is dead because we don’t exercise enough control over who carries guns, and few Americans want to admit this is a problem. Guns seem to be everywhere, including many places where they should not be. Inevitably they end up getting people killed. The Trayvon Martin death would not have happened if the man accused in his killing, George Zimmerman, had not been carrying a firearm. There was no need for Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watchman of a gated community, to be armed. There is no need for...
  • NH bill on optional gun licenses tabled

    05/03/2012 11:01:24 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    Foster's Daily Democrat ^ | May 3, 2012 | NORMA LOVE
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Citing a spate of violence that included the shooting death of a police chief, New Hampshire's Senate killed a bill Wednesday that would make permits optional to carry concealed, loaded guns anyplace where gun possession is legal. The Senate voted 17-7 to table the House-passed bill that Gov. John Lynch had promised to veto. Senate President Peter Bragdon said no further action is expected on the bill this session. Under the bill, gun owners could still have gotten permits so they could travel to states with reciprocal permit agreements. The bill also would have increased from...
  • House GOP to distribute draft contempt citation against Eric Holder over "gunwalking."

    05/03/2012 7:31:27 AM PDT · by struggle · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/3/12 | Sharyl Attkinson
    May 3, 2012 6:32 AM * Print * Text House GOP to distribute draft contempt citation against Eric Holder over "gunwalking" By Sharyl Attkisson Topics Congress Attorney General Eric Holder Attorney General Eric Holder (Credit: AP) (CBS News) Republicans on the House Oversight Committee were to take the first formal step Thursday toward contempt proceedings against Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious "gunwalking" operation, CBS News has learned. The case for a citation declaring Holder in contempt will be laid out in a briefing paper and 48-page draft citation distributed to Democrats and Republicans on the committee....
  • Slain teen Ja'Quares Walker's mom in shock at shooting

    05/03/2012 7:30:57 AM PDT · by JustaDumbBlonde · 249 replies
    The Birmingham (AL) News via ^ | May 2, 2012 | Carol Robinson
    The mother of a 13-year-old boy fatally shot when police say he tried to rob a couple said she is in shock that her son is dead -- and even more so at the circumstances surrounding his death. "I don't want it put out like he was a bad person or a mean person, because he wasn't," Latonya Walker, 38, said Tuesday. "This is not him, not who he was. Anybody that knew Ja'Quares knows that." Birmingham police said Ja'Quares Cortez Walker was in a car that pulled into the parking lot of the gated Skyview Condominiums at 407 Skyview...
  • Florida governor rejects gun ban for Republican convention

    05/03/2012 3:38:44 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 2, 2012 | Michael Peltier
    Tallahassee, Florida (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott has shot down a request by Tampa's mayor to allow local authorities to ban guns from the city's downtown during the Republican National Convention in August. Citing Second Amendment protections in the U.S. Constitution, Scott told Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn that conventions and guns have co-existed since the nation's birth and would continue to do so during the four-day event beginning August 27. "It is unclear how disarming law abiding citizens would better protect them from the dangers and threats posed by those who would flout the law," the Republican governor said...
  • Pack and Go - Traveling with Heat

    05/02/2012 9:47:20 PM PDT · by BookaT · 18 replies
    Here is a nice little tool to plan your summer vacation with. If you don't have solid summer plans this might aid you in planning, to make sure you patronize states that get it.
  • Conway 14-year-old uses shotgun to scare off armed intruders

    05/02/2012 4:29:46 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 20 replies ^ | May 1, 2012
    CONWAY – A teenager is being called a hero by the family he protected from armed intruders early Monday morning.Brady, 14, is a trained trap shooter who used his own shotgun to intimidate two black males who he says broke into his family's house just after midnight Monday morning."They both had silver revolvers pointed at me, and we just kind of pointed at each other for like three seconds and then I yelled, ‘Hey!'" said Brady, "And they and they took off running."Nothing has been reported stolen from their house.The full names of Brady's family are being concealed for safety...
  • Water Guns Banned, Handguns Allowed at GOP Convention

    05/02/2012 2:37:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/2/12 | Amy Bingham | ABC OTUS News
    In the politically-charged and likely protest-filled streets of Tampa, Fla., during the Republican National Convention in August, water guns will be strictly prohibited. Concealed handguns, on the other hand, will be perfectly legal. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said this week that banning handguns from downtown Tampa during the convention, as the city's Mayor Bob Buckhorn requested, "would surely violate the Second Amendment." ... Buckhorn said last month that the state law, which prohibits the city from temporarily banning handguns, makes the city "look silly" because officials can prohibit water guns but not real ones, The Associated Press reported. "There is...
  • New Hampshire: Permitless Carry Scheduled for Senate Consideration Today

    05/02/2012 2:54:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | May 2, 2012 | NA
    House Bill 536, important permitless carry legislation, is scheduled for consideration by the state Senate today. Introduced by state Representative J.R. Hoell (R-13), this Right-to-Carry legislation would repeal the existing law that requires a person to have a concealed firearm license in order to carry concealed. However, HB 536 would not eliminate the current carry permitting system, which will still be required for those who wish to 1) participate in reciprocal concealed carry permit agreements when traveling to other states, 2) be protected in "gun-free school zones" and 3) be exempt from NICS when purchasing a firearm. In New Hampshire,...
  • Constitutional Carry under attack from Republicans (NH)

    05/02/2012 12:38:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    National Association for Gun Rights ^ | April 19, 2012 | NAGR Staff
    This is it! The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Constitutional Carry on Thursday, April 26th! Unfortunately the lying politicians in Concord are ready to follow through with their threats to kill Constitutional Carry. Inside sources are now saying that the next scheduled vote on HB-536 is only a part of a scheme to kill it. Yep, that’s right. Despite SIGNED pledges to support and pass Constitutional Carry from a majority of the Senate — Republican Senator Peter Bragdon is still leading the anti-gun crusade at the capitol. He’s even ready to take a page out of former...
  • A Second Look at the Mosin-Nagant Rifle

    05/02/2012 8:44:25 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 80 replies ^ | 5-2-12 | "Frog"
    My rifle is a round receiver Tula, 91/30. I was lucky enough to get one with an excellent bore, bolt, and all the accessories (oiler, tools in cloth wrap, sling, bayonet and two ammo pouches), while paying only $90 in-person. $80 online is still a perfectly fair price, even after transfer and shipping -- though I would advise anyone purchasing multiple specimens, or other qualifying weapons, to consider a Curio and Relic license, if that is in your interest. The rifle's main detriment that I've determined thus far? The sights. They're not bad -- though I'm biased, and apparently an...
  • Suspect Tries to Rob the 'Wrong Guys'(TX)

    05/02/2012 7:13:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 19 April, 2012 | FORD ATKINSON
    HOUSTON - A robbery suspect with a gun chose the wrong place at the wrong time to threaten three men who were meeting behind a restaurant. He learned the hard way that they guns of their own. Three undercover narcotics officers, who were dressed in shorts and baseball-style caps with no badges visible, were meeting around 11 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot behind the Luby's Cafeteria on the Gulf Freeway frontage road near Telephone Road when a man wearing a ski mask jumped out from behind a bush, approached the group of undercover officers, pointed a gun at them...
  • Prosecutor Files Charges in Deadly Home Invasion(MO)

    05/02/2012 7:09:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 30 April, 2012 | DeAnn Smith
    The terrified homeowner was on the ground with a gun pressed to her head. She managed to shoot the burglar. Now Jackson County prosecutors have charged his alleged accomplice with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and two counts of first-degree burglary. Dominique D. Richardson, 20, faces the murder charge because Missouri law allows accused accomplices to be charged with murder when a death occurs during the commission of a felony. The homeowner acted in self-defense and did not face any charges, authorities say. According to court documents, Richardson and Trevor Garms, 17, broke into a home in the 5800 block of...
  • A Hit To Carry Reciprocity In The Southwest (NM)

    05/02/2012 6:57:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 1 May, 2012 | John Richardson
    The State of New Mexico has stopped honoring carry permits from 13 other states in the last two weeks according to a report on I don't see much good that will come of this especially for the residents of the Land of Enchantment. Notice: New Mexico has stopped honoring 13 other states Permit/Licenses in the last Couple weeks. Many of those states will stop honoring a New Mexico Permit/License. If you are a New Mexico Permit holder advises you to call ahead to make sure your New Mexico Permit is honored. Below is the list of states that...
  • Jimmy Kimmel makes 'Gunwalker' joke; much of the crowd doesn't get it

    05/02/2012 6:34:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 30 April, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    It was only for 14 seconds, and one might question the appropriateness of joking about a government plot that has resulted in hundreds of deaths in Mexico, and two dead federal agents, but comedian Jimmy Kimmel is now one of the few people to have publicly referenced the "Project Gunwalker" scandal in President Obama's presence. This was Saturday night, at the White House Correspondents' Dinner (see sidebar video): Even some of your fellow Democrats think you’re a pushover, Mr. President. They would like to see you stick to your guns, and if you don’t have any guns, they would like...
  • 13-year-old suspect killed during robbery(AL)

    05/02/2012 6:24:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 136 replies ^ | 1 May, 2012 | Melanie Posey, Melynda Sides
    BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham police say a 13-year-old robbery suspect was shot and killed by the person he tried to rob in Birmingham Friday night. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office confirms the teen's identity as Jaqures Cortez Walker of Birmingham. He was a 7th grade student at Martha Gaskin Middle School and the quarterback for the football team, according to a family member. BPD Sgt. Johnny Williams said the teen suspect approached a couple as they pulled into their home at the gated Skyview Condominiums in the 400 block of Skyview Drive around 11:10pm. Friday, April 27. Skyview Drive...
  • EXCLUSIVE: The End Game(Gun Control)

    05/02/2012 6:16:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 1 May, 2012 | David Codrea
    For some time now, particularly after changing their name from Handgun Control, Inc., the Brady Campaign has been assuring Americans they don’t want to ban guns. The idea of a “slippery slope” is something they ridicule as “gun lobby” paranoia. They acknowledge since the Heller decision this will be an unlikely goal (for now), claiming, “Now that the Court has struck down the District’s ban on handguns, while making it clear that the Constitution allows for reasonable restrictions on access to dangerous weapons, this ‘slippery slope’ argument is gone.” It’s true that a narrow 5-4 decision by the high court...
  • Bloody battle between neighbours sees man's arm almost severed with a chain saw...

    05/02/2012 5:24:49 AM PDT · by TYVets · 21 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | Richard Shears
    In a bloody battle between two warring neighbours in Australia today, one man's arm was almost severed with a chain saw, while another had a finger chopped off with a Samurai sword.
  • Campbell mayor seeks probe of gun discharges

    05/01/2012 9:51:00 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 34 replies ^ | 2 May 2012 | Jeanne Starmack
    Mayor Bill VanSuch has asked the Campbell Police Department to investigate how a handgun discharged in the police chief’s office. The incident happened April 17 as Chief Gus Sarigianopoulos was checking the gun to see if it was loaded. Van Such said he intended to ask a detective-sergeant to investigate, and he is asking the chief to cooperate. In a letter to VanSuch dated Thursday, Sarigianopoulos said he was attempting to clear the gun, which was pointed down toward the floor, when it discharged. The police department had recently acquired the Vietnam-era handgun from state-government surplus. The gun, one of...
  • Two burglars dead after breaking into the home of two Marines.

    04/30/2012 3:24:10 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 90 replies ^ | 23 April 2012 | Unknown
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C.– Two Camp Lejeune Marines returned home early Sunday morning to find two men in their house. The intruders didn't make it out of the house alive. 33-year-old, Maurice Skinner and 33-year-old, Diego Everette were identified by police as the men killed in the burglary attempt. Both men are from Jacksonville. Skinner and Everette were pronounced dead at the scene, but according to Jacksonville Police Chief, Mike Yaniero it is unlikely that anyone will be charged in the shooting. "The investigation is ongoing, however at this time there is no evidence to suggest that criminal charges be filed." Chief...
  • Two burglars dead after breaking into the home of two Marines.

    05/01/2012 6:28:25 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 22 replies ^ | 4/23/2012 | unknown
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C.– Two Camp Lejeune Marines returned home early Sunday morning to find two men in their house. The intruders didn't make it out of the house alive. 33-year-old, Maurice Skinner and 33-year-old, Diego Everette were identified by police as the men killed in the burglary attempt. Both men are from Jacksonville. Skinner and Everette were pronounced dead at the scene, but according to Jacksonville Police Chief, Mike Yaniero it is unlikely that anyone will be charged in the shooting. "The investigation is ongoing, however at this time there is no evidence to suggest that criminal charges be filed." Chief...
  • Trayvon Martin case garners support from students, W-S community

    05/01/2012 2:27:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The News Argus - Student Newspaper of Winston-Salem State University ^ | May 1, 2012 | Jordan Holloway, Sports Editor
    The cry for justice for Trayvon Martin reached Winston-Salem State March 28 as students and others from the Winston-Salem community participated in a march to bring Martin’s killer to justice. A protest march started at the Clock Tower and ended at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Cromartie Street. Participants were lined along the street waving Skittles’ bags. “Trayvon Martin is the inspiration for it [the march],” said Larry Little, associate professor in the Department of Social Sciences. Martin was the unarmed 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old community watch coordinator of...
  • Happiness is a warm gun: ‘Totalitarianism with a human face’(Why are so many Americans buying guns?)

    05/01/2012 6:06:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 1, 2012 | Bernie Quigley
    I was invited via an email from Cabela’s to trick out my AR. It took a minute to figure that they were talking about an automatic rifle. The picture looked like the M-16 I carried 40 years ago in military service, but more upscale. I don't own an AR. I don't even have a gun. It is usually nice shirts and camping equipment I get from them. So it was a little surprising. I like Cabela’s. When we lived in Michigan I'd take my kids to see their beautiful four-story displays of bears, coyotes, foxes in hinterland settings. It seemed...
  • Commentary: Balancing personal safety and potential violence (Zimmerman vs Trayvon)

    05/01/2012 4:59:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | May 1, 2012 | John Ramano
    With three children under the age of 13 in his home, a father has a message for the task force that on Tuesday began reviewing the state's public safety laws: "Nobody in this house will be a victim in the middle of the night. If you break into my home, someone else will carry you out. "I love the idea that the law allows us to protect ourselves." •With a son recently shot to death during a traffic confrontation gone horribly wrong, a father is hopeful that the governor's task force will take a long, hard look at the state's...
  • Concealed carry: Why the uproar?

    05/01/2012 3:39:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | April 30, 2012 | Ken Hanson
    April 8, 2012, marked the anniversary of a law that affects the lives of more than 270,000 Buckeyes. Ohio’s concealed-handgun license law turned 8 years old on that Sunday afternoon. Notably absent from the festivities were blood in the streets, Wild West reenactments and an epidemic of accidental gun injuries. To understand the significance of this event and why today it seems completely unremarkable, simply Google “Ohio concealed carry 2003” and prepare to be astonished. • “The widespread carrying of concealed handguns, however, will result in far more cases of senseless killings that occur simply because a loaded gun was...