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  • 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 · 61 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 · 14 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 · 34 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 · 99 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 · 73 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 · 29 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 · 16 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 · 5 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?
  • $2 million in fake Glock magazines seized at Savannah port

    02/19/2017 10:55:51 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 68 replies
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Savannah Port of Entry inspected a container of manifested firearm magazines and discovered 591 cartons of pistol magazines bearing the Glock trademark. The importation of the magazines with the Glock trademark on the packaging was found to be unauthorized and in violation of the registered trademark, said Mark Varga, CBP spokesman.
  • Officers Kill Pellet Gun-Wielding Robbery Suspect in Bushwick

    02/19/2017 9:10:39 AM PST · by csvset · 25 replies
    NY1 ^ | 19 feb 2017 | Staff
    Officers Kill Pellet Gun-Wielding Robbery Suspect in Bushwick By NY1 News Updated Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 10:55 AM EST Police responding to a report of an armed robbery at a Brooklyn deli early Sunday morning shot and killed the suspect after he pointed a pellet gun at them. NYPD officials say a 911 call came in shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday reporting an armed robbery at the Garden Deli at the corner of Starr Street and Irving Avenue in Bushwick. Officers arriving on the scene encountered the suspect walking away from the deli, and directed him to stop. Instead...
  • Group wants to eliminate 'human black silhouette' targets

    02/19/2017 7:31:24 AM PST · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    Guns.com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Chris Eger
    The No More Black Targets campaign argues that shooting ranges and instructors should not use "menacing" black targets, and is petitioning to end the practice, citing trigger bias. "Young black men are 3X more likely to be shot by trained shooters than their white peers," notes the site for the campaign. "A disturbing potential correlation: The most popular target for shooters to learn to use their firearm is a black silhouette. Unconscious bias can be deadly."
  • MT: Constitutional Carry Sent to MT Governor for Third Time

    02/19/2017 3:34:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Montana has "permitless" or Constitutional carry, for areas outside of city and town limits, which is more than 99% of the state.  Bills to extend Constitutional carry to the entire state have passed the legislature three times. The first time was in 2011. Democrat Governor Brian Schweitzer vetoed HB 271, and the legislature was not able to override the veto. The second time was in 2015. Democrat Governor Steve Bullock vetoed HB 298. The third time happened on February 15, 2017. The Senate passed HB 262, which will now go to Governor Bullock again. HB 262 passed the house...
  • House Overturns Obama-Era Law to Protect Alaskan Bears and Wolves

    02/19/2017 2:09:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Feb 18 2017 | Dakshayani Shankar
    Hunters could once again go after bears, wolves and other predators in national wildlife refuges across Alaska if an Obama-era federal law is overturned by Congress and gets the president's approval. Supporters of repealing the rule, which was issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in August, got a boost Thursday when the House voted 225-193, mostly along party lines, to undo the law. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, is behind the resolution to strip away some of the federal government's control over Alaska's 76 million acres worth of federal wildlife refuges. Under the federal law, hunters are prohibited from...
  • NRA Ballot: Tips and Recommendations

    02/18/2017 5:12:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Every year,  there are elections for the NRA board members. There are 76 NRA board members. One third of them are elected each year, plus enough to fill existing vacancies. I have been pleased with the direction the NRA has taken in the last decade. As an organization, they are more protective of our rights than they were in the 1980's and 1990's.  Before 1976, the NRA board was and exclusive club. The board members selected any new board members. The NRA revolt at Cinncinatti in 1976 changed that Board members could be selected by the membership. Those reforms...
  • Trump supporters rally with semi-automatic firearms (Atlanta, Georgia)

    02/18/2017 4:24:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | February 18, 2017 | WSB-TV
    ATLANTA - Gun rights advocates openly carrying firearms gathered in downtown Atlanta Saturday for a rally in support of President Donald Trump. The crowd, which includes part of an area militia group, III% Security Force, met outside Centennial Olympic Park, according to the Facebook event. The group also served as security for the event. Members of the militia group say they are there to protect Trump supporters. "We're using our Second Amendment rights to protect the First Amendment rights," Chris Hill said. "Throughout the day, we're going to have more people, more Trump supporters come to this corner, showing their...
  • National Concealed Carry Reciprocity - not the Way You Deal with Those who have Usurped Your Rights!

    02/18/2017 2:19:08 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 30 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 02-18-2017 | Tim Brown
    HR 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, appears to be a good bill for Second Amendment supporters. However, could I ask that we take the premise that if we actually believe in the protections of rights contained in the Second Amendment and knowing how government usurps its authority quite often in order to control the people, that we take a step back and consider a few things about HR 38? While I agree with the premise of the legislation that Americans do have a right to keep and bear arms across state lines, it's the problem of obtaining...
  • Sniping The ‘Mythical Head Shot’ and why is So Deadly

    02/18/2017 10:28:39 AM PST · by w1n1 · 30 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/18/2017 | J Hines
    Anyone that has trained as a marksman in the military or law enforcement will remember that to quickly neutralize a bad guy. Was to aim your weapon at their facial area inside the T area. Firing any caliber in the T area of the face will pretty much shut you down. This T section wasn’t just taught to only snipers but to operatives and street cops, using your assault rifle and handguns. Drills were devised called “double tap” to the T box to quickly stop the threat. One drawback from this type of implementation is that it is an extremely...
  • Goodbye, Brass?

    02/18/2017 11:32:03 AM PST · by MileHi · 40 replies
    ssusa.org ^ | February 13, 2017 | Art Merrill
    Let’s skip the appetizer and get right to the meat and potatoes of a manufacturer’s claims for a new cartridge case technology to replace the 150-year reign of brass. Here’s what Shell Shock Technologies (SST) says about their two-piece, nickel-aluminum-stainless steel 9mm Luger NAS3 cases: •Stronger, cheaper and half the weight of brass. •Greater corrosion resistance. •More internal volume. •More consistent ignition. •+P velocities without +P pressures. •Cases won’t stretch, no trimming required. •Withstands 40 or more reloadings. •Picks up with a magnet. •Can be anodized different colors for instant ID.
  • Court Rules Doctors Can Ask Patients About Gun Ownership

    02/18/2017 10:51:05 AM PST · by kevcol · 128 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 17, 2017 | Sarah Hurtubise
    A federal appeals court has ruled that a Florida law restricting doctors from asking patients whether they own guns restricts the right to free speech. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the law violated doctors’ First Amendment right to free speech, and concluded that the state failed to prove that physicians were infringing on patients’ Second Amendment rights. A previous decision by a three-judge panel by the 11th Circuit upheld the law, but those suing the state asked for the full circuit court to re-consider the case. ... The Republican-controlled Florida state legislature passed a law in...
  • Opponents Of Permit Fee Increases Say Gun Owners Being Targeted [Connecticut]

    02/18/2017 6:12:21 AM PST · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | Chris Keating
    Legislators and advocates charged Friday that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is specifically targeting gun owners for a fee increase that they said is not justified by an increased workload. Rep. Rob Sampson, a Wolcott Republican, said the proposal represents an unreasonable jump from the current $70 to $300 for a five-year permit renewal and $370 for an initial permit for first-time gun owners, up from the current $140. "I just don't understand why he would single out this particular group and increase it by an exorbitant amount," Sampson said of the Democratic governor.
  • Interview with Josh Waldron of SilencerCo on the HPA

    02/18/2017 5:04:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Hearing Protection Act (HPA) is the main bill now in the Congress to remove gun mufflers (silencers/suppressors/moderators) from the National Firearms Act.  The HPA is getting a lot of attention from the public, Congress and the media.  It has been the in the top ten of the bills viewed at the Congressional web site for many weeks.  For a while, both the 2015 version and the 2017 version, which are identically worded, were both in the top ten. Josh Waldron, CEO of SilencerCo, was instrumental in getting the bill introduced into Congress.  He is one of the founders...
  • Most Armed Man in America

    01/27/2017 3:49:21 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 17, 2016 | Hot Brass and Bullets
    Check out this old guy's arsenal and toys.
  • Thug Pulls Out Rifle – Threatens Trump Supporter For Having MAGA Flag (VIDEO)

    02/17/2017 8:29:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | February 16, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    A video has surfaced of a thug yelling at a Trump supporter for having a MAGA flag on his truck before he pulls out a rifle. It was posted to Facebook under the name ‘Neal YsdalHothead Norles’ and has since been removed. "Thug: “Hey boy, you voted for Trump?” Man: “Yes, I did vote for Trump” Thug: “Oh ya, that’s how you feel? That’s how you feel? Deport all of us huh? You want us deported back over there or somethin?” Man: “No” Thug: “We don’t like that sh*t! You gotta take that sh*t off your truck bro!” The thug...
  • The Most Armed Man in America , Weapons Tour

    02/17/2017 7:46:55 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    Published on Feb 13, 2017 Dragon Man takes us on a tour of just some of his arms. On face book check us out at HOT BRASS AND BULLETS also DRAGONMANS
  • The Marine Corps Wants To Buy 11,000 M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles

    02/17/2017 1:54:33 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 35 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | February 16, 2017 | By Matthew Moss
    Last week, the U.S. Marine Corps released a Request for Information to manufacturers enquiring about their capacity to produce 11,000 more M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles. This stoked rumors that the Marine Corps is looking to replace its M4s with the M27, which were first sparked last November when 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines was equipped with the M27 instead of the M4 during pre-deployment exercises as an experiment. The RFI for 11,000 M27s could indicate a possible push to replace the M249, which continues to be used by weapons platoons. However, I believe it is more likely that the Corps is...
  • 'Hunting Is Not About Killing for Me': Trophy Hunter Sees Shooting Big Game as Form of Conservation

    02/17/2017 9:17:01 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    CBC ^ | Feb 10, 2017 | Lisa Mayor
    Controversial practice attracts widespread criticism but also limited support from some nature groupsA British Columbia woman well-known for her trophy hunts of lions, bears and giraffes says she sees the killing as an ethical form of wildlife conservation. Jacine Jadresko of Victoria has found herself a target of online hatred for her trophy hunting around the world. Watch the fifth estate on CBC-TV Friday at 9 p.m: The Hunter and The Hunted Jadresko, who appears in the fifth estate's "The Hunter and The Hunted," said that after being on a show like the fifth estate, "I'll get up to 200...
  • Group wants to eliminate ‘human black silhouette’ targets (VIDEO) {Racism}

    02/17/2017 9:51:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    guns.com ^ | Feb. 17, 2017 | Chris Eger
    The No More Black Targets campaign argues that shooting ranges and instructors should not use “menacing” black targets, and is petitioning to end the practice, citing trigger bias. “Young black men are 3X more likely to be shot by trained shooters than their white peers,” notes the site for the campaign. “A disturbing potential correlation: The most popular target for shooters to learn to use their firearm is a black silhouette. Unconscious bias can be deadly.” A Change.org petition by the group intends to call upon the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors to end the use of...
  • Interview: Martha Salomaa Talks About the Night She Defended Her Family With a .38

    02/17/2017 9:26:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 2/15 | Dave Maas
    DM: First, it’s an absolute pleasure to meet you, and congrats on your recent marriage. Even though your last name has changed from Lewis to Salomaa, I’m guessing that not everything has changed . . . including your belief in the right to defend your family and home? Martha: Thank you, Dave. I certainly still believe in the right to defend my home and family. My husband is an immigrant from Finland, and he respects and admires the Second Amendment of our Constitution. He counts it among one of the great aspects of American life. My daughters continue to practice...
  • Alumide Shotgun Slug – "the Needle"

    02/17/2017 7:12:18 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/17/2017 | J Hines
    For the shotgun user, we all like to try out different types of slugs, maybe you've come across the "needle". The needle slug is a 3D printed Alumide shotgun projectile. Alumide is a mixture of nylon and aluminum powder. It makes a pretty strong structure, the load was only 4 grams so its a light load. This was based on a "pen shank" created by Michael Yeh. Greg from TAOFLEDERMAUS Youtuber gets a chance to shoot this needle at a clump of clay and jelly down range. Check out the results below. You can see the needle footage here.
  • Hawking The Hawken

    02/17/2017 5:09:58 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/17/2017 | Mike Nesbitt
    When Jacob Hawken first began making his "mountain" rifles, he incorporated features into each gun that were well thought of based on his experience. Hawken wanted his rifles to be the very best available and, therefore, desired by the most people. His strategy worked, because these days, they are the rifles we remember the most from the early to mid-1800s. Dan Phariss, a highly regarded gunsmith and black powder historian, may have said it best: “The Hawken, the fully evolved mountain rifle, be it full or half-stock, was the final evolution of the American muzzleloading hunting rifle.” In my opinion,...
  • AL: Luther Strange, New Senator, is pro Second Amendment

    02/17/2017 3:27:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On February 9th, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange was sworn in as a replacement for Senator Sessions.  Senator Sessions joined the Trump administration as Attorney General of the United States. From al.com: "This is truly a remarkable time in our state's history," Bentley said in a press release this morning. "Alabama has surely been well represented by Senator Sessions, and I am confident Senator Strange will serve as a fine representative for our people. His leadership on a national level, service as a statewide elected official and long record of taking on tough federal issues are the very qualities...
  • Bulletproof vests proposed banned in Sweden

    02/16/2017 5:38:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Speisa ^ | 2/16/17
    Allan Widman, chairman of the Swedish parliamentary defense committee, demands that individuals are prohibited from wearing bulletproof vests to protect themselves from the increasing violence, which he believes will increase further without a ban, reports Sydsvenskan. Widman has written a bill to the parliament in which he demands that it should be illegal and punishable for individuals to wear body armor - which is classified as military equipment - in the public place. The reason for this is that many young criminals wear bulletproof vests, and Widman believes that that the protective vests contribute to escalate the level of violence...
  • Richmond Woman's Sentence Ruled Unconstitutional, Shortened

    02/16/2017 12:43:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Deyanira Cuiriz was celebrating her birthday in August 2012 when two men beat her father. As they drove away, she fired a gun into their truck, striking one of the men in the spine and paralyzing him.A state appeals court has ruled that the mandatory life sentence handed down to a Bay Area woman who shot and gravely wounded a man who had just beaten her father is unconstitutional. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Deyanira Cuiriz had been sentenced to 27 years to life in prison for attempted voluntary manslaughter, mayhem and shooting at an occupied vehicle
  • (9th Circus) Court Says Californians Need (10 days) to Cool Off After Gun Buy

    02/16/2017 10:39:41 AM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | February 14, 2017 | David Lombardo
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower-court decision that would have struck down a 10-day waiting period for certain firearm purchases. The lower-court decision would have allowed existing gun owners and people with concealed-weapons permits to immediately take possession of a lawfully purchased firearm. [Snip] 9th Circuit Judge Mary Schroeder ... said someone who already owns a hunting rifle may want to buy a larger-capacity weapon that will do more damage when fired into a crowd. "A 10-day cooling-off period would serve to discourage such conduct and would impose no serious burden on the core...
  • Is it the weight or the velocity that makes it quieter?

    02/16/2017 8:49:12 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/16/2017 | J Hines
    James Yeager of Tactical Response demonstrates how different projectile weights affect overall sound suppression, and he uses a YHM Phantom. Maybe suppressor owners already know this or not, its worth looking at how the higher grains affect the sound. The higher the grain the quieter it got, simply due to the velocity not the weight. Very interesting video! Check out the footage here.
  • Elderly SC man shot to death while delivering newspapers in Uptown Charlotte

    02/15/2017 8:46:51 AM PST · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    The State ^ | 2/15/2017 | Mark Price and Adam Bell
    CHARLOTTE, NC — A newspaper carrier was found dead in the road and a second person was reportedly found wounded early Wednesday in a typically peaceful part of uptown near popular Romare Bearden Park. Police are focusing their investigation on the 300 block of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The man found dead was identified as Walter “Wes” Scott Jr., 65. He lived in Lancaster County, S.C., south of Charlotte. Scott worked delivering newspapers in uptown for more than 40 years. He was under contract with a company that is also under contract to deliver The Charlotte Observer in...
  • Man with five prior arrests charged with murder of SC newspaper carrier

    02/16/2017 6:58:02 AM PST · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    The State ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2017 | MARK PRICE
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have charged a man in connection with the killing of a newspaper carrier in uptown Charlotte Wednesday. Roger Best, 22, is accused in the murder of Walter “Wes” Scott Jr., 65, who was shot Wednesday at 2:20 a.m. while delivering newspapers to a convenience store near Romare Bearden Park. Investigators believe he was killed during an attempted robbery. The suspect is charged with murder, attempted armed robbery, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Police said he was shot during the encounter with Scott and is being treated for gunshot wounds at Carolinas Medical Center. Once released,...