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  • Texas set to approve open carry of handguns, seen as win for gun-rights activists

    04/18/2015 6:14:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18, 2015
    Texas is poised to become the largest state in the U.S. to allow citizens to openly carry handguns, a change long sought by gun-rights activists. The Texas House of Representatives on Friday voted 96-35 to allow residents with concealed-handgun licenses to openly carry their guns in public in holsters. A similar open-carry measure passed the Texas Senate last month; the two open-carry bills must be squared before being sent to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has indicated support for the idea. In contrast to its reputation for being permissive on firearms, Texas is one of six states, including California, New...
  • Billy Currington Pulls Out Of Tim McGraw’s Gun Control Concert Amid Fan Outrage

    04/17/2015 9:47:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Country fans were outraged and on April 16, Currington announced he was pulling out of the concert. According to the International Business Times (IBI), the gun control concert got the wrong kind of exposure when Breitbart News reported that concert beneficiary Sandy Hook Promise “is a vehicle through which various relatives of Sandy Hook victims have joined to push gun control until it passes.” Currington announced his decision to pull out via Facebook:
  • Tim McGraw faces backlash from pro-gun country music fans agreeing to Sandy Hook benefit concert

    04/17/2015 10:46:35 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/17/15 | CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
    Tim McGraw is facing a backlash from country music fans who say that his decision to headline a concert for a gun control charity could end his career. The Louisiana-raised singer is scheduled to raise money with a Hartford, Connecticut show on July 17 for the Sandy Hook Promise group, which organized in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in late 2012. However, anti-gun control commenters have said that McGraw, 47, risks losing his career the same way female country trio the Dixie Chicks never bounced back from criticizing President George W Bush. The conservator pro-gun blog Bearing...
  • A Good Day for the 2nd Amendment!

    04/17/2015 7:04:03 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    mngop ^ | 4-17-15 | Keith Downey
    Yesterday was a good day for gun rights in Minnesota. A bipartisan group of Representatives at the State Capitol passed several bills protecting and enhancing the Second Amendment. Bills enhancing the Second Amendment include: ⦁ Emergency Powers Act ⦁ (HF 722) - Protects private property rights by prohibiting government officials from confiscating firearms during a declared state of emergency.
  • Grassley to Holder: Why Is The VA Putting So Many Veterans on Your Federal Gun Ban List?

    04/17/2015 5:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 17, 2015 | Katie Pavlich, editor
    Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder expressing deep concerns over Veterans Affairs evaluations classifying veterans as "mentally defective" and banning them in the federal background check system from purchasing or owning a firearm. According to Grassley's office, the VA "reports individuals to the gun ban list if an individual merely needs financial assistance managing VA benefits," keeping them from exercising their Second Amendment rights. (Bolding is mine) "The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is effectively a national gun ban list and placement on the list precludes...
  • The New York Times's Dumb Second Amendment Argument

    04/17/2015 4:49:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 17, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    I understand that to many people who work at the New York Times, guns are frightening animistic objects. But Andrew Rosenthal, the editorial page editor of the Times, just took the following swipe at Ted Cruz, under the headline "Ted Cruz’s Strange Gun Argument," and it is his argument, not Ted Cruz's, that is strange to say the least: Americans who believe the Second Amendment gives them an individual right to own guns (as opposed to a more general right to bear arms, as our editorial board argues) often make cogent arguments for their position. I believe that allowing people...
  • State Rep. advocates arming domestic abuse victims (IN)

    04/17/2015 4:32:45 PM PDT · by digger48 · 8 replies
    wishtv ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jim Shella
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — State Rep. Jim Lucas is known for his defense of gun ownership and gun rights. Nevertheless, the Seymour Republican raised some eyebrows with comments made on the House floor Thursday. Every week this session, someone in the House presents a domestic violence fact in the effort to increase awareness regarding domestic abuse. Thursday, Lucas felt the need to react. Watch his statement in the video player above by clicking the play button. “There are options out there for women,” he said. “Applications for a license to carry a handgun are up significantly in the state of Indiana...
  • Magpul Glock Mag Update: ‘We Screwed Up’

    04/17/2015 3:38:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    guns.com ^ | 4/16/15 | Max Slowik
    At the top of this year Magpul announced yet another ground-breaking product, the PMAG 17. An inexpensive polymer 17-round Magpul magazine for Glock 17s, the PMAG 17 was guaranteed to succeed even before it hit the market. About the only thing that could go wrong was if some small, but critical step or test was overlooked. A small but critical mistake was made. Just a few days after the public release of the PMAG 17 Magpul has confirmed that some magazines are not feeding correctly when paired with other 9mm Glock pistols, specifically the Glock 19 and Glock 26. “Of...
  • 'Stand Your Ground' Denied in Miami Cop Murder Case

    04/17/2015 2:57:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    The woman charged with shooting and killing her Miami Police officer boyfriend lost her bid to have her case dismissed under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law. A judge ruled Friday that Tiniko Thompson will head to trial in the shooting death of Officer Carl Patrick. Thompson, who has claimed self-defense, will remain behind bars without bond. "What she did, she did wrong," Patrick's mother, Lucille Patrick, said after Friday's hearing. "He was a good man, I'm proud of him in his grave today." Thompson, 46, was arrested on a murder charge in the May 2014 death. At the "Stand Your...
  • St. Charles deputy shooting suspect fired by TSA, lived in motel

    04/17/2015 1:43:04 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/17/15 | Littice Bacon-Blood
    The suspect arrested Thursday (April 16) and booked with attempted first-degree murder of a St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputy, was fired from the Transportation Security Administration for "unbecoming conduct" and was previously arrested and booked with domestic violence and aggravated assault, St. Charles Sheriff Greg Champagne said. The suspect, 58-year-old John Pau Devillier, is a native of St. Charles Parish. However, authorities say his most recent residence was a room at the Value Place Motel in Gulfport, Miss. "We are at this time thoroughly looking into Mr. Devillier's past," Champagne said. "We have learned, what I can positively corroborate about...
  • Anti-Gun Tim Mcgraw’s ‘Shot Gun Tour’ Tramples the 1st & 2nd Amendments

    04/17/2015 10:09:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | 4/16/15 | Ammo Land
    As reported On July 16 2015, country singer Tim McGraw along with Billy Currington will headline a fundraiser for gun control group Sandy Hook Promise in Connecticut. Sandy Hook Promise is a vehicle through which various relatives of Sandy Hook victims have joined to push gun control until it passes. Newtown father Mark Bearden joined the group pledging to “dedicate the rest of his life” to pursuing gun control. McGraw says he supports the Sandy Hook Promise, “Sandy Hook Promise teaches that we can do something to protect our children from gun violence“ and as AmmoLand Shooting Sports News has...
  • Gun owner Tim McGraw takes heat for agreeing to play Sandy Hook show

    04/17/2015 1:07:07 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 2015-04-17 | JOHN VERHOVEK
    Country music star Tim McGraw has found himself in the middle of the nation’s ongoing debate over gun control after agreeing to perform at a benefit concert for the Sandy Hook Promise foundation.
  • Ted Cruz’s frightening gun fanaticism: When a presidential contender encourages armed insurrection

    04/17/2015 11:48:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 127 replies
    Salon ^ | April 17, 2015 | Simon Maloy
    Ted Cruz thinks Americans should arm themselves against "tyranny," and Lindsey Graham thinks that's crazy. As incredible as it sounds, there’s an argument going on right now between two Republican senators (and, potentially, two Republican candidates for the presidency) over whether the American citizenry should be ready to fight a war against the federal government. The two senators in question are Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham, and they can’t seem to agree whether the Second Amendment serves as bulwark against government “tyranny.” It all started with a fundraising email Cruz sent making the case that “The 2nd Amendment to the...
  • Communists Demand Action For Gun Sense In America

    04/17/2015 9:38:14 AM PDT · by HammerT · 30 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 4/16/2015 | Hammer and Loupe
    Yes, we are joining the "Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America" because gun owners are a threat to our children, persons, and government. There are seasons when weapons cause mass genocide to persons. Don't believe me? PETA will tell you. Gun owners should not have guns, even in their own dwelling. Guns may end up killing one or more persons. Think of the children!!! What would happen if Bambi's mother was still alive... If Michael Brown was still alive... If Che was still alive... If.... well you get the picture. Guns are bad. That includes cookie guns, paper...
  • Seventh officer refuses to testify in trial of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo

    04/17/2015 9:23:55 AM PDT · by redreno · 8 replies
    http://www.cleveland.com ^ | 04/16/2015 | Ida Lieszkovszky
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A seventh police officer invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination Thursday in the voluntary manslaughter trial of fellow Cleveland officer Michael Brelo. Officer Erin O'Donnell, who participated in the Nov. 29, 2012 police chase and shootings that resulted in charges against Brelo, entered the courtroom with her attorney, Mark Stanton. Prosecutors asked her if she had told investigators the "whole story" of what happened on the night of Nov. 29, 2012, at which point O'Donnell invoked her Fifth Amendment right. After brief discussion, Judge John P. O'Donnell agreed that since the officer was present and fired...
  • Larry King Slams Gun Ownership: 'Beyond Comprehension' to Civil Brits

    04/17/2015 9:15:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    newsbusters.com ^ | 4/16/2015 | Scott Whitlock
    Some may be surprised at this revelation, but Larry King still has a television show. The former CNN host is now on the propaganda outfit Russia Today, as well as Ora TV. On Wednesday, the reliably liberal host pushed gun control in a segment on the Second Amendment. Talking to Chuck Michel of the NRA, the anchor sneered, "So, when Sandy Hook happens, does the NRA feel bad?" Referencing the British, King mused, "I interviewed the head of Scotland Yard once and he could not believe that Americans own guns. It was beyond his comprehension that you could have a...
  • No, Ted Cruz, the 2nd Amendment doesn’t protect your right to rebellion

    04/17/2015 8:02:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    AMERICAblog ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jon Green
    Yesterday, TalkingPointsMemo reported that Texas Senator Ted Cruz sent an email to supporters urging them to send him money to make him president so that he could, as president, protect their right to violently overthrow the president. As the email read: The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution isn’t for just protecting hunting rights, and it’s not only to safeguard your right to target practice. It is a Constitutional right to protect your children, your family, your home, our lives, and to serve as the ultimate check against governmental tyranny — for the protection of liberty Cruz’s assertion was so absurd...
  • Planned fallen soldier monument in Mich. veterans memorial causes controversy over prominence of gun

    04/17/2015 7:37:12 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 15, 2015 | Fox News
    A veterans group wants to complete the Veterans Memorial in Milford's Central Park with a fallen soldier monument, but the Village Council isn't sure the piece — which features a pair of boots and a helmet atop an M-16 rife — is an appropriate focal point for the park. Bear Hall, founder and chairman of the local Friends of American Veterans (FAV), approached the council earlier this month hoping for approval of the plan. The group wants to place a fallen solder memorial – also known as a battle field cross – at the end of the brick paver walkway...
  • JUDGE OPENS DOOR FOR COPS TO STORM YOUR HOME Rules 3rd Amendment doesn't apply to law enforcement

    04/17/2015 7:22:10 AM PDT · by Altariel · 35 replies
    WND ^ | April 16, 2015 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    The Third Amendment, which guards against the quartering of soldiers in citizens’ homes – and which came into being because of the abuse of British troops against American patriots – has just been dinged by a judge who ruled the provision doesn’t apply to police. In essence, that means police on official business could claim the legal right to bust into a private citizen’s home and occupy it. The determination from federal district court Judge Andrew Gordon was rendered when he dismissed a Third Amendment claim from a Henderson, Nevada, family who suffered that very fate. Anthony Mitchell and his...
  • Note to NRA: We are not a nation under violent siege(barf alert)

    04/17/2015 6:01:08 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 apr 2015 | Francis Wilkinson
    Last weekend’s National Rifle Association annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., had something for everyone. For mainstream NRA members, there were guns aplenty. For the gullible, there was a discussion of “no-go zones” U.S. neighborhoods living under the iron hijab of the Sharia, or Islamic law. For liberals and gun-regulation advocates, there was seemingly endless fodder for snark. There may even have been an answer to a crucial question: Why now? Why are gun-industry sales so robust, and the gun movement so militant, at this particular moment? Sure, the U.S. Supreme Court emboldened the movement with its 2008 decision in District...
  • MS: Governor Signs 90% Constitutional Carry on April 10th (SB 2394)

    04/17/2015 5:15:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    How do we classify Mississippi now?  In Mississippi, you do not need a license to carry a handgun openly.   Under very liberal restrictions, you will not need a license to carry a handgun concealed.  The new law goes into effect on 1 July, 2015, in two and a half months.  From the NRA-ILA: Late Thursday, Governor Phil Bryant (R) signed Senate Bill 2394, a bill prioritized for passage by Lt. Governor Tate Reeves and sponsored by Sen. Terry Burton (R), and Senate Bill 2619, sponsored by Sen. Haskins Montgomery (D), into law.  These two measures make critical pro-Second Amendment reforms, including a clarification that...
  • This Woman Smiled after shooting a giraffe, and the Internet is Outraged

    04/17/2015 12:13:29 AM PDT · by Oztrich Boy · 69 replies
    Mashable Australia ^ | 16-04-15 | Brian Reis
    Real life Big Buck Hunter "Hero" Rebecca Francis thought she had snagged yet another trophy animal when she shot and killed a giraffe in Africa in 2010. The 41-year-old mother of eight, who's hunted and killed everything from bears, moose and bighorn rams to zebras, lynx and antelopes, downed the beast with a bow and took a picture laying next to its carcass. That, it seemed, was that. But she never considered what Ricky would think. Five years later, the comedian Ricky Gervais found the picture and tweeted it to his followers, asking, "What must've happened to you in your...
  • Homeland Insecurity Is Buying Up AR-15 Ammo

    04/16/2015 5:26:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 4/16/15 | Dave Blount
    Liberals haven’t been able to ban all-purpose sporting rifles (or “assault rifles” as authoritarians call them), so they went after AR-15 ammo. But they encountered enough resistance that they had to back down for now. In the meantime, they are trying another tack: buying up the ammo with our money: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends to solicit offers to Request for Proposal (RFP) HSBP1015R0025 for .223 Remington (.223 Rem) Caliber Training Ammunition for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) locations nationwide, including those in the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, the Northern Marianna Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin...
  • My Promise To Ted Cruz: I'll Buy A Gun To Fight Government Tyranny If You Win

    04/16/2015 4:07:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | April 16, 2015 | Karoli
    I really mean that. I think Ted Cruz has about as much chance of winning the GOP nomination as he does of becoming a Democrat in the next six months, but on the outside chance that something about him caught with Republican voters, I'll take the pledge now. As Sahil Kapur at TPM notes, most Republican candidates run on pro-gun stances, but they usually steer clear of suggesting that people should use their guns to revolt against government. This makes sense when you think about it, given that candidates are asking people to vote them into government. "The 2nd Amendment...
  • The legal dilemma posed by pistol-gripped shotguns

    04/16/2015 1:49:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Of Arms and the Law ^ | 14 April, 2015 | David Hardy
    <p>Interesting issue ... and here I'm referring to shotguns which were originally made with a rear pistol grip in place of a buttstock.</p> <p>Under the Gun Control Act, the issue seems simple: they are pistols. Very big pistols, but pistols. Thus they have been treated, and sold in large numbers over quite a few years.</p>
  • Graham Knocks Cruz On Guns And Tyranny: 'We Tried That Once... I'm Not Looking For An Insurrection'

    04/16/2015 12:53:07 PM PDT · by VinL · 128 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 4/16/2015 | Sahil Kapor
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's argument that the Second Amendment provides the "ultimate check against government tyranny" is a bit too extreme for potential 2016 rival and fellow Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). "Well, we tried that once in South Carolina. I wouldn't go down that road again," Graham said, in an apparent reference to the Civil War. "I think an informed electorate is probably a better check than, you know, guns in the streets." Speaking to a few reporters near the Senate floor Thursday, Graham was answering questions from TPM about the Texas firebrand and presidential candidate's argument made in...
  • A Sniper Speaks - Caylen Wojcik

    04/16/2015 10:31:00 AM PDT · by w1n1
    AShooting Journal ^ | 4/16/2015 | Frank Jardim
    Caylen Wojcik was a U.S. Marine Corps scout sniper for eight years as a trainer and warrior. He served as the chief sniper in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II, conducting 100 sniper missions until he was seriously wounded during Operation Phantom Fury. He returned to training duties during his recovery and now works in the private sector for Magpul Industries as its director of training of Precision Rifle Operations. He is a man who knows what it’s like to be behind a sniper rifle in battle. Read the sniper interview here.
  • ZQI Ammunition Factory Tour

    04/16/2015 10:39:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 4/16/2015 | R Rangel
    Military Arms Channel takes a look at the ZQI ammunition factory in Turkey. How their 5.56 is made. It’s very tedious and it’s apparent that it’s very good quality ammo.
  • Mercedes 6-wheeler costars with Michael Douglas

    04/16/2015 10:36:57 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4-16-15 | Charles Flemming
    Producers of the new thriller "Beyond The Reach" needed a villain. Specifically, they needed a bad guy to costar with Michael Douglas, who plays the murderous multimillionaire out to kill an innocent hunting guide played by Jeremy Irvine. Requirements for the role included beauty, speed, agility and toughness, and the ability to withstand long shooting days in New Mexico desert near Four Corners. The casting call led them to a most unusual candidate. Douglas' evil partner in crime is played by a Mercedes 6x6.
  • Chris Christie calls for 'the right balance' on gun rights

    04/16/2015 11:10:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 92 replies
    poltico.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | Adam B. Lerner
    Chris Christie took a centrist tone on guns Wednesday, calling for the “right balance” between gun control and the Second Amendment. “We’ve got to make sure we have public safety, but on the other hand we have to protect people’s rights both as sportsmen and hunters and for self protection too, find the right balance,” Christie told a group of New Hampshire voters at Chez Vachon in Manchester, according to New Jersey newspaper The Record.
  • Sandy Hook Promise Not Anti-Gun? Let’s Check

    04/16/2015 10:59:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    shotgunnews.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | Robert W. Hunnicutt
    Yesterday’s report on country singer Tim McGraw’s pending appearance in a benefit concert for Sandy Hook Promise drew more response than anything that’s ever appeared on shotgunnews.com. By quite a measure. Clearly, this struck a nerve.
  • Report: Firearm Facility Won't have Major Impact on Surrounding Area

    04/16/2015 10:31:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    nbc29.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | unknown
    An independent review says a proposed regional firearms facility for Charlottesville, Albemarle and University of Virginia law enforcement will not hurt the environment. The environmental assessment report from ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC says that the facility would have no major impact on the surrounding area.
  • Country Singers Tim McGraw, Billy Currington Headlining Gun Control Fundraiser

    04/16/2015 10:30:04 AM PDT · by matt04 · 32 replies
    On July 17, country singers Tim McGraw and Billy Currington will headline a fundraiser for gun control group Sandy Hook Promise in Connecticut. Sandy Hook Promise was founded after Adam Lanza stole various firearms then carried out a heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary. NBC Connecticut quoted McGraw as saying: Out of this tragedy a group was formed that made a promise to honor the lives lost and turn it into a moment of transformation. Sandy Hook Promise teaches that we can do something to protect our children from gun violence. I want to be a part of that promise...
  • .223 Rem Training Ammunition(Contract bid)

    04/16/2015 8:16:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    fbo.gov ^ | 4/16/2015 | Unknown
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends to solicit offers to Request for Proposal (RFP) HSBP1015R0025 for .223 Remington (.223 Rem) Caliber Training Ammunition for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) locations nationwide, including those in the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, the Northern Marianna Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. HSBP1015R0025 is scheduled to be issued on, or about, April 30, 2015.
  • National Guardsmen accused of trying to sell guns to Mexican drug cartel

    04/16/2015 8:10:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/16/2015 | unknown
    Jaime Casillas, 22, and Andrew Reyes, 34, were arrested Wednesday in Southern California, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's office in San Diego. Both men worked in the Army National Guard Armory in La Mesa, Calif.
  • 'GunnyTime' premieres: 'If we can’t drive it, fly it or shoot it, we blow that doggone thing up'

    04/16/2015 5:40:20 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    FoxNews: Fox411 ^ | April 15, 2015 | no attribution
    Some people pretend to be tough guys but R. Lee Ermey, a.k.a The Gunny, is the real deal. The U.S. Marine Corps veteran and movie star best known for his role in “Full Metal Jacket” talked to FOX411 about his new series on Outdoor Channel, "GunnyTime,” and why he loves to blow stuff up.
  • Veterans, Dependents - Disproportionate Share of ‘Mental Defective’ Category on Gun Ban List

    04/16/2015 6:47:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Senator Chuck Grassley ^ | Apr 15, 2015 | Senator Chuck Grassley
    Veterans, Dependents Account for Disproportionate Share of ‘Mental Defective’ Category on Gun Ban List Apr 15, 2015 WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is requesting an explanation for why nearly all of the names on the Justice Department’s gun ban list in the “mental defective” category belong to veterans or their dependents. “It’s disturbing to think that the men and women who dedicated themselves to defending our freedom and values face undue threats to their fundamental Second Amendment rights from the very agency established to serve them. A veteran or dependent shouldn’t lose...
  • What Is the State of the U.S. Gun Business?

    04/16/2015 5:48:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | 4-16-2015 | Marcelo Prince and Carlos A. Tovar
    What Is the State of the U.S. Gun Business? By Marcelo Prince and Carlos A. Tovar After several years of strong sales to civilians worried about new regulations, big U.S. firearms makers have recently reported lower sales. The overall number of American households with guns is declining..
  • LA: 40 Shots Required to stop Determined Attacker

    04/16/2015 5:20:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Sometimes, 7 shots are not enough.  10 Shots are not enough.  20 shots are not enough, 30 shots are not enough.  In the case related below, 40 shots were required to defeat a determined attacker. Most predators retreat in the face of resistance.  If a predator faces armed resistance very many times, they will be killed or wounded.  In nature, that makes for a short life.  But there are motives for aggression other than predation.  Defending territory and competing for mates are two of them, often intertwined.  Those conflicts are engaged in with fierce dedication.  Without territory or mates, ...
  • Georgia police chief who shot ex-wife faces misdemeanor charge

    04/15/2015 11:59:51 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    fox news ^ | 4-16-2015 | AP
    <p>ATLANTA –  A Georgia police chief who said he accidentally shot his ex-wife while they slept was indicted Wednesday on a misdemeanor reckless-conduct charge, a prosecutor said.</p> <p>Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom called 911 early New Year's Day to report inadvertently shooting his ex-wife, Margaret, as they slept in their suburban Atlanta home. The shooting left Margaret McCollom paralyzed below the waist. McCollom resigned from the chief's job in March.</p>
  • Ann Arbor schools bans guns with new policies

    04/16/2015 3:58:18 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 34 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Lindsay Knake
    If anyone but a law enforcement official carries a gun into an Ann Arbor school, administrators will ask the person to leave and call the police. Under a new policy, a weapon such as a gun in a school constitutes an emergency. The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education on Wednesday, April 15, unanimously voted to ban dangerous weapons, including guns, from school buildings and property. The vote approved three policies that outline the superintendent's ability to be able to close schools, cancel buses or student and staff events before, during and after school in the case of an...
  • Inside The Army’s Spectacular Hidden Treasure Room

    04/16/2015 1:36:23 AM PDT · by shove_it · 33 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 20 Feb 2014 | Benny Johnson
    Remember that ending scene out of Indiana Jones where the Ark of the Covenant is boxed up and wheeled through an endless government warehouse? Did you know that that place actually exists? It is called the Center of Military History. It is located 30 minutes outside Washington, D.C., at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. The building itself is very nondescript… The room consists of dozens of collapsable “hallways” filled with the richest American firearm collection on the planet...
  • Right to Bear Arms? Gun grabbing sweeping the nation

    04/15/2015 5:27:44 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    Cherished family heirlooms were among the 21 firearms Michael Roberts surrendered to the Torrance Police Department in 2010, after his doctor filed a restraining order against him. The court order was the result of a dispute Roberts had with a member of the doctor’s staff and, after Roberts pleaded no contest, the matter was resolved. Yet, even though he filed the proper Law Enforcement Gun Release paperwork on four separate occasions, obtained clearance from the California Department of Justice and had two court orders commanding the return of his guns, police refused to hand them over. With the backing of...
  • Oregon sheriff says proposed gun background-check law won't be enforced

    04/15/2015 3:50:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    FoxNew.com ^ | 4/15/15 | FoxNews
    An Oregon sheriff said Tuesday that he will not enforce an upcoming state law that expands gun background checks to include private sales, The Herald and News reported. Sheriff Dave Daniel, from Josephine County, which sits on the border with California, told the paper that it appears that the law is not in line with the county’s charter and said he does not have the personnel to pursue violators committing a misdemeanor.
  • Smith & Wesson: Gun orders are picking up again

    04/15/2015 3:36:36 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies
    America's leading gun maker is raising its targets. Smith & Wesson (SWHC) shares soared 13% Wednesday as the company announced that firearm orders are picking up again. Sales in recent weeks have been better than expected. The company now forecasts sales of between $175 million to $179 million for the quarter. That's up 8% from its projection just six weeks ago and will help boost the company's earnings as well.
  • Significant Picture Placement at the NRA Meeting?

    04/15/2015 1:19:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    My war was the Cold War.  I spent a good chunk of my career helping to develop weapons to counter the communist threat.  A chunk of our intelligence effort was spent attempting to determine what was going on inside of the Soviet Union, who might succeed who in the leadership, and what it might mean. Watching the NRA and trying to determine what is happening in its internal politics is much like that.  There are the public pronouncements, that tell us some of what happened, after the fact.  While the NRA elections can have a significant effect on select...
  • Man shoots at armadillo, bullet hits mother-in-law

    04/15/2015 10:39:43 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 40 replies
    walb. ^ | April 14, 2015 | Tara Herrschaft
    LEE CO., GA Authorities say a woman was accidentally shot by her son-in-law while he was trying to shoot an armadillo. The incident had a lot of people scratching their heads- even law enforcement. "Just the circumstances, just all the way around, the whole situation was unusual," said Investigator Bill Smith with the Lee county Sheriff's Office. The shooting happened Sunday night on Gosa Road. Lee County Sheriff's deputies said 54-year-old Larry McElroy was outside when he fired his 9 mm pistol at the armadillo. The bullet killed the animal, but also ricocheted off of it, hit a fence, went...
  • What does gun violence cost? Methodology

    04/15/2015 8:48:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | ted miller
    This is an estimate of the money that police departments spend to respond to and investigate gun-related crimes. It includes police salaries, benefits, and equipment, as well as overhead costs to the police department. Miller based this calculation on the amount of time police spent on initial response and follow-up (based on this sample survey) and the amount of money police departments spend on average per officer (including fringe benefits, equipment, supervision, etc.) using data from the 2006 Census of Governments
  • Advocacy group takes aim at music fest's 'no gun' policy (Oklahoma)

    04/15/2015 6:56:13 AM PDT · by profdeming · 8 replies
    Norman (Oklahoma) Transcript ^ | April 15, 2015 | Jessica Bruha
    A statewide Second Amendment advocacy group said they plan to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Norman regarding the legality of a “no guns policy” at the Norman Music Festival. “That’s an encroachment on Second Amendment rights,” said Don Spencer, vice president of the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association, on Tuesday. “The city is undermining the state’s preemption law.” The free music festival is scheduled for April 23-25 in downtown Norman. The advocacy group is asking the court to either prohibit the enforcement of the “no gun” policy or prohibit the Norman Music Festival from taking place, according to...
  • Rebates For Rifles - Rep. Has List of Weapons To Turn In

    04/15/2015 7:44:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/14/2015 | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) is set to reintroduce legislation this week that would provide a $2,000 tax credit to people who chose to turn in an assault weapon to law enforcement. According to the Support Assault Firearm Elimination and Education of our (SAFER) Streets Act, the term ‘specified assault weapon’ that people could turn in for the tax credit includes a long list of pistols, rifles and shotguns including: