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  • McAuliffe Attempts to Resurrect Virginia ‘One-Gun-a-Month’ Policy

    03/30/2017 12:01:05 PM PDT · by kevcol · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 30, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) wants the state's legislature to adopt a bill forbidding citizens from purchasing more than one gun per month. McAuliffe submitted the proposal, which includes punishments of up to a year in prison and a $2,500 fine, as an amendment to an unrelated, Republican-backed gun bill that would have prevented other states from obtaining information about concealed-handgun permit holders in Virginia.
  • Alabama man kills home invader: 'I hate that boy dead, but I don't hate I shot him'

    03/30/2017 9:43:36 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 41 replies
    For 21 years, John Croft lived in his Alabama home virtually problem-free until last summer. “I’ve been a prisoner in my house,” he said. Croft, who is 79, says the burglaries began last June. Since then, he says his Center Point house has been broken into 13 times. The most recent case came around 1:15 Wednesday morning.
  • Suspect’s wife says she was shooter outside UW event for Milo Yiannopoulos

    03/30/2017 8:41:14 AM PDT · by SSS Two · 19 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | March 28, 2017 at 5:18 pm | By Steve Miletich
    Elizabeth Hokoana shot a protester because she believed her husband, Marc Hokoana, was in imminent danger of death or serious injury during a Jan. 20 demonstration at the University of Washington, her attorney says. The wife of the man initially suspected of shooting and wounding a protester during a January demonstration at the University of Washington has told police and prosecutors that she was the person who fired, her attorney said Tuesday. In an interview with The Seattle Times, the attorney, Steve Wells, said his client, Elizabeth Hokoana, shot the protester because she believed her husband, Marc Hokoana, was in...
  • SC: Constitutional Carry Advances, Passes House Committee 15-7

    03/30/2017 7:01:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    H. 3930, a Constitutional Carry bill is on the move in South Carolina. On March 9th, it passed the Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee. On 21 March, it passed the full committee with a vote of 15 to 7.  Now it will advance to a vote before the full House. Last year a similar bill passed the House, but died in the Senate. From goupstate.com: The bill by state Rep. Mike Pitts, R-Laurens, calls for what is often referred to as “constitutional carry” by allowing people who are legally permitted to own a firearm to carry one – concealed or...
  • Shoot don't Shoot simulators

    03/30/2017 6:23:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/30/2017 | J Hines
    There have been many controversial incidents that have involve police officers using firearms to neutralize deadly situations. Most of the after math are not desirable as a whole for the community. We take a look at how hard it is in this day and age when it comes to neutralizing a life threatening situation that law enforcement must face on a daily basis. There is more to it than shooting a gun, there is a time and place for it. But the biggest challenge is when to meet that same degree of force when confronted with that life threatening situation....
  • Shannon Watts did move, but not to New York.

    03/30/2017 5:44:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    gunfreezone.net ^ | 3/29/2017 | Miguel
    Reader “Wild” Bill Baldwin dropped this nugget in a comment: “According to the Boone County (IN) tax collector, John or Shannon Watts no longer own property there. According to the Boulder County (CO) tax collector, John and Shannon Watts do own property there. They live in Colorado’s 2nd congressional (deep blue) district. It certainly wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility that she try to unseat Cory Gardner in 2020.” So I checked her Linkedin account: It seems she officially has moved to the People’s Republic of Denver. Apparently Bloomberg feels that Colorado is now under his control and...
  • Zero tolerance craziness on guns: 5-Year-Old Girl Suspended From Kindergarten

    03/29/2017 10:44:47 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 51 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | March 29, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    The video above is from Fox & Friends. The question is: Why do public schools so want to terrify students about guns? Here is the text of a short op-ed that Dr. John Lott wrote for the Los Angeles Times in 2001. The piece is as relevant now as it was then. . . . Here is a local TV station story from North Carolina: HOKE COUNTY (WTVD) — A local mother is outraged after her 5-year-old daughter was suspended from school because of a stick that resembled a gun. Caitlin Miller returned to school Tuesday after her one-day suspension....
  • Center Point home invasion victim: 'I hate that boy dead, but I don't hate I shot him'

    03/29/2017 7:12:05 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 25 replies
    WBRC ^ | 3/29/17 | Janice Rogers
    For 21 years, John Croft lived in his Center Point virtually problem free until last summer. “I’ve been a prisoner in my house,” he said. Croft, who is 79, says the burglaries began last June. Since then, he says his house has been broken into 13 times. The most recent case came around 1:15 Wednesday morning “When I heard the noise, that's when they opened the window from the basement coming to the level where the bedrooms are,” he recalled. Jefferson County deputies say there were two men inside. Another, driving the getaway car, waited outside. “I have three...
  • Stolen gun falls from inmate's body cavity during search at north Alabama jail

    03/29/2017 2:06:29 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 76 replies
    AL.com ^ | March 28, 2017 at 1:05 PM, updated March 29, 2017 at 7:50 AM | Ashley Remkus | aremkus@al.com
    Jesse Roberts (Limestone County Sheriff's Office) It's not yet clear whether the owner wants it back, but Limestone County authorities recovered a stolen gun when it fell from an inmate's body cavity during a search at the jail. Jesse O'Neal Roberts, 23, of Elkmont, was being booked into the Limestone County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication when the weapon fell from his body, said sheriff's spokesman Stephen Young.
  • 79-year-old Jeffco homeowner shoots, kills home invader with gun he kept by his bed

    03/29/2017 9:00:41 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 32 replies
    Birmingham News / AL.com ^ | 3/29/17 | Carol Robinson
    A suspected burglar was killed early this morning when a 79-year-old man shot him during a home invasion in eastern Jefferson County. One of the burglars returned fire and struck the homeowner in the ankle, but he is expected to be OK. Authorities have not identified the dead man. The ordeal began about 1:15 a.m. at a home on Ormond Drive in Center Point. Jefferson County sheriff's Chief Deputy Randy Christian said deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress at the home. They arrived to find the elderly homeowner sitting on the front porch of the home....
  • This is Why You Carry With A Round in the Chamber!

    03/29/2017 6:57:42 AM PDT · by NRx · 47 replies
    YouTube ^ | 06-22-2016 | ASP
    Multiple video clips showing incidents that purportedly demonstrate the need for carrying your semi-auto with a round in the chamber.
  • Is it the Tracer or the Incendiary that I'm liking?

    03/29/2017 5:52:22 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/29/2017 | J Hines
    Instead of napalms in the early morning, guess we can settle for some gun works with tracers and incendiary rounds. Watching this person shooting gazillion of these special rounds seem to be mesmerizing. Don’t know which is better to watch, the tracer hitting its target or the incendiary exploding on target. Hats off to FPS Russia for going demoing the spectacular show. Not really sure what this demonstration of firearms prove, but it was fun watching the kaboom and Star Wars like tracers. See the light show here.
  • GA: Omnibus Gun Law Reform Moves Forward with Knife Law Reform

    03/29/2017 6:15:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    ammoland ^ | 29 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    HB 292 is the Georgia omnibus gun law reform bill for 2017.  It is similar to the reform bill HB 1060, that passed the legislature last year. That bill was vetoed by Governor Deal.HB 292 has a couple of differences. Church carry is not addressed in the 2017 bill, and knife reform has been added as an amendment. Here are some of the features of HB 292, from georgiacarry.org: Will allow for a person moving into GA who has a valid firearms license or permit to carry on that permit for 90 days or upon person attaining a GWL;Allow for...
  • Slain teen suspects identified after Wagoner County shooting (Homeowner w/AR15 stops 3 thieves)

    03/29/2017 6:12:46 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 72 replies
    Fox23 ^ | Updated: Mar 28, 2017 - 10:33 PM | cnn staff
    hree teens are dead after an alleged home invasion attempt reportedly ended in a shooting Monday. It happened near 91st and 241st East Avenue in the Wagoner County part of Broken Arrow. According to officials with the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office, three masked people broke into the house through the back door with the intent of burglarizing the home. Officials say the homeowner's young adult son killed all three with an AR-15. Though they initially believed the son was 19, they now say he was 23-year-old Zach Peters. The homeowner was also home, but officials say he was not involved....
  • VA Governor Just Put a Lot of Innocent Lives at Risk

    03/28/2017 4:31:51 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 9 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 03-28-2017 | Tim Brown
    Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe just put a lot of innocent lives in his state at risk.  On Friday, he vetoed a bill that would have allowed victims of domestic violence, who have a protective order to carry a firearm concealed for up to 45 days without a permit. House Bill 1852 would recognize that a person who has a protective order and is over 21 years of age to carry their gun concealed for up to 45 days after they receive the order.  Additionally, it would give the person another 45 days if they chose to apply for a permanent...
  • Virginia Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Bill Allowing Those With Protective Orders to Carry Guns

    03/28/2017 11:04:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 3/28/17 | Stephen Gutowski
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) vetoed a bill on Friday that aimed to allow victims of domestic violence to carry concealed firearms without obtaining a permit. House Bill 1852 would allow anyone in Virginia who has a protective order and is over 21 to carry a concealed firearm without a permit for up to 45 days after the order is issued. It would then give anyone with an active order an additional 45 days to carry concealed should they apply for a permanent concealed-handgun permit, which can take up to 45 days to process. The person with the protective order...
  • Delta Airlines Changes How You Fly with Guns

    03/28/2017 8:53:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 3/23/2017 | Mark Walters
    It seems Delta Airlines pulled a fast one on this writer, talk radio host, commentator, and more importantly, all of us as the flying public. Last week on these pages I wrote about an emailer’s experience flying on Delta airlines out of Norfolk, VA to St. Louis with a checked firearm. It seems he had been given some information he had never heard before, and the process was different than he had experienced in the past. He was told his bag would be zip-tied before he could pick it up at his destination. Not only was he told it would...
  • Republicans Move to Strengthen Protections for Interstate Travel by Gun Owners

    03/28/2017 8:42:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | 3/26/2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Senator Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) introduced a bill to the Senate on March 14 that would institute new protections for gun owners who travel across state lines with their firearms. The Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act, also introduced by Rep. Morgan Griffith (R., Va.) to the House of Representatives in January, would expand and clarify the interstate firearm transportation rules instituted under the Firearms Owners' Protection Act of 1986. Under that law, Americans are allowed to transport firearms from one state where they can legally possess them to another so long as certain requirements are met, such as the...
  • Wisconsin bill would allow hidden weapons without license

    03/28/2017 8:29:53 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 2 replies
    Wisconsin Statae Journal ^ | 27 mar 2017 | Scott Bauer
    Hidden handguns could be legally carried without a license in Wisconsin under a far-reaching, Republican-backed proposal unveiled Tuesday. The bill would also allow licensed concealed carry permit holders to bring firearms into places where they are currently barred, including school buildings, unless signs are posted prohibiting them. "We're just removing the barrier of the concealed carry permit to give them their constitutional right," said the bill's co-sponsor, Republican Rep. Mary Felzkowski of Irma. She and Sen. Dave Craig, a Republican from Big Bend, began circulating the measure on Tuesday for co-sponsors.
  • Our Fight to Restore Our Freedom is an Uphill Battle, But one We Must Win

    03/28/2017 8:15:11 AM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    America's 1st Freedom ^ | April 2017 | Wayne LaPierre
    [snip] Never before have we seen a change in administration that has been met with such widespread organized hatered. That hatred is amplified by a national media that has thrown out the rules of journalism and has become a part of the mob.[snip]The most troubling aspect of this transformation of orderly democrach into mobocracy is led by ex-President Barack Obama's private political squad, Organizing for Action (OFA)......
  • If you were to only have Three Guns for Survival

    03/28/2017 7:48:50 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 103 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/28/2017 | J Stokes
    What would those three guns be? Jerry Miculek had a chance to voice his response on the subject. Wait, before we get to the guns, just to clarify that we’re talking about having these three guns for survival. Some folks have talked about the .357 revolver as a primary SHTF in many internet forums and this has stirred up the hornet’s nest. Mainly due to the age demographics, for instances, folks that are from the older generation would agree with the .357 revolver. Where the younger millennium generation will stick with the striker based handguns like the Glocks in 9mm....
  • Three burglars entered an Oklahoma home. The owner’s son opened fire with an AR-15, deputies say.

    03/28/2017 6:10:35 AM PDT · by NRx · 107 replies
    WaPo ^ | 03-29-2017 | Ben Guarino
    <p>Gunfire rang out Monday afternoon in a home in Broken Arrow, an Oklahoma city 15 miles southeast of Tulsa. Three intruders were killed after the son of the homeowner fired a semiautomatic rifle in what local law enforcement officers later described as an act of self-defense, though their investigation remains open.</p>
  • TX: Open Carriers Stop Armed Robbery?

    03/28/2017 5:02:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    There are two accounts recorded of the incident pictured above. It happened on 12 March, in Tyler, Texas.  One account is from the eye witness who captured the video.  Audio is included with the video. On the audio, someone joins the videographer. The videographer explains what has happened. From the audio in the video: He tried to knife em, and rob em, and we had two open carrys, and the open carrys took him down. (snip) And that is what an open carry state is all about.Link to video In Texas, one license is required for both concealed and...
  • Homeowner’s son kills three would-be burglars with AR-15

    03/28/2017 1:48:37 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/28/17 | Fox news
    Homeowner’s son kills three would-be burglars with AR-15 Three would-be robbers were shot and killed Monday when an Oklahoma homeowner’s son opened fire on them with an AR-15, authorities said. Wagoner County sheriff’s deputies were called to the home in Broken Arrow, southeast of Tulsa at around 12:30 p.m. local time. When they arrived, they found the three dead suspects and two uninjured residents. Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Nick Mahoney said the suspects enetered the home through a glass back door with the intent to burglarize it. It was not immediately clear why they picked that home. Mahoney said the suspects...
  • Homeowner's son shoots, kills three (former) burglars

    03/27/2017 5:35:45 PM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 135 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 3/27/17 | ukn
    Three would-be robbers were shot and killed Monday when an Oklahoma homeowner's son opened fire on them with an AR-15, authorities said. Wagoner County sheriff's deputies were called to the home in Broken Arrow, southeast of Tulsa at around 12:30 p.m. local time. When they arrived, they found the three dead suspects and two uninjured residents.
  • Three Intruders Killed by Broken Arrow Homeowner's Son, Deputies Say

    03/27/2017 1:49:44 PM PDT · by blackbetty59 · 94 replies
    Newson6.com ^ | March 27, 2017 | Newson6.com
    BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma - The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office said three people are dead after a homeowner's son shot them Monday afternoon. Officers say it happened at a home near 91st and Clearview Drive in Wagoner County. The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office said the homeowner and his adult son were in the home when three males wearing masks and gloves tried to break in at about 12:30 p.m. The homeowner's son shot the intruders with a rifle, deputies said, killing all three. The sheriff's office said both the homeowner and his son are cooperating with the investigation and went to...
  • 1 Dead, 5 Injured in Sanford Shooting

    03/27/2017 7:45:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    One person is dead and five others -- including two children -- are injured in Sanford, Florida after a shooting took place early Monday morning.
  • Army Corps of Engineers Considers Reform of Second Amendment Rules

    03/27/2017 11:47:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    ammoland ^ | 27 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    After President Trump won election in November of 2016, I explained how a Trump administration could eliminate gun free zones in the Army Corps of Engineers. One of the options to do this was with a court ordered settlement agreed to by both sides. Another method available to President Trump is a negotiated Court settlement. The ban on possession of weapons on land administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is being challenged in the Courts. Court cases in both the Ninth Circuit and in the Eleventh Circuit are active. A Trump administration could order the Corps of...
  • A Hell of a Rifle

    03/27/2017 10:50:05 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/27/2017 | D Workman
    Back at Shot Show 2017 on media day at the range once again preceded the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas, and it gave outdoor and gun writers – including yours truly – the opportunity to press a lot of triggers. One experience I won't soon forget is the all-too-brief time I spent at the Browning display because the centerpiece of that exhibit was a brand-new entry in the X-Bolt family they call the Hell's Canyon Long Range rifle. It's a gem. Keep in mind, this is the 100th anniversary of the famous Browning Automatic Rifle,...
  • Firearm choice - Requesting input

    03/27/2017 7:27:37 AM PDT · by nevergore · 77 replies
    Vanity ^ | 3/27/2017 | Nevergore
    It's Spring and time to get a new lightweight semi-auto pistol for carry! I need to get a new carry gun for Summertime! Currently I carry a Para-Ordanance P-12 .45....It's lightweight, high capacity and fairly small....Great for winter carry but not so much for summer in Atlanta....looking for a summer gun.... Caliber no smaller than 9mm and preferably with a hammer but I'm open to stricker weapons.... There are a lot of new small, flat semi-auto's out there from the Taurus to Sig... Corrosion resistance is a plus since the weapon will be up against my body on hot sweaty...
  • How Bad is Getting Shot at Point Blank Range?

    03/27/2017 7:01:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 33 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/27/2017 | GY6
    Getting Shot At Point Blank Range…How bad is it? Clearly, we all know being shot in any way isn’t a good thing lol! Have you wondered what it looks like to get shot at point blank range? If you’ve invested much energy around firearms, the idea most likely has gone through your head. And if you are one of those people who really need to know "What's the most terrible that could happen?" todays is the day to find out. Might you be able to survive any of these shots? Possibly. Would you be able to take any of these...
  • Travel ban makes sense in some cases

    03/27/2017 4:44:54 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 3 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | March 27, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    Last week, government officials banned most carry-on electronic devices from U.S.-bound flights originating in more than a dozen Middle Eastern and African countries. The reason was due to an increase in terror threats. No judges are stopping the ban on electronic devices. No states are suing because the law discriminates against predominantly Muslim countries. Most everyone accepts that our security agencies can look out for us when they perceive a real threat from certain countries. Last February, a bomb disguised as a laptop computer damaged an aircraft taking off from the Somali capital, Mogadishu. But just because we can successfully...
  • Gun-Totin' Left-Wingers Demonstrate at the Arizona Capitol

    03/26/2017 7:44:35 PM PDT · by flamberge · 84 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | Sunday, March 26, 2017 | Stephen Lemons
    Lemons: Gun-Totin' Left-Wingers Demonstrate at the Arizona Capitol: Is Bloodshed on the Horizon? By Stephen Lemons Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 7:15 a.m. Phoenix New Times =================================== Hey, lefties with guns, that's cool. At least, that was my first impression upon seeing about 40 or so assorted anarchists, Brown Berets, and members of a group calling itself the Phoenix John Brown Gun Club across the street from the state Capitol, openly armed to the proverbial teeth. I was late to the pro-Trump "Make America Great Again" march, which began at Cesar Chavez Plaza — after some confusion about the demonstration's...
  • Swedish police with new strategy - drop investigating serious crimes

    03/25/2017 10:47:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Speisa ^ | 3/25/2017
    Investigators have been ordered to investigate traffic violations instead of other more serious crimes, as "Project Alcatraz" has been launched. Police now fear even more crime. Swedish police are becoming less able to solve crimes, which is becoming an embarrassment for the national police chief, Dan Eliasson, who apparently now fears for his job. There is growing internal criticism against the police management, which is believed to engage in a "pinnjakt" to keep Eliasson as the national police chief, writes DN. The National Police in Stockholm, this week launched "Project Alcatraz," which goal is to increase the percentage of solved...
  • TX:Denny's and Gun Signs in Dallas

    03/26/2017 5:32:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On a Saturday morning in Dallas, Texas, my daughter and I decided to eat breakfast out. My grandson mentioned pancakes, so my daughter decided on a Denny's that was reasonably close, at 4567 Frankford Road. It took about five minutes to load up a one year old and a two year old into the car, in the proper car seats, and another five minutes to drive to the restaurant. On the way in, I noticed the 30.07 sign that banned open carry in the restaurant. The 30.07 sign is required by Texas law, if a private property owner decides...
  • Gun Manufacturer Colt To Add 100 Jobs, Buy West Hartford Headquarters (Connecticut)

    03/25/2017 3:49:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | March 24, 2017 | Stephen Singer
    Colt's Manufacturing Co., the gun maker that emerged from bankruptcy last year, is purchasing its West Hartford headquarters and manufacturing plant as part of a $23 million investment in Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday. Colt's intends to keep its workforce of 600 workers and create 100 jobs over five years, Malloy said. The state Department of Economic and Community Development is providing a $10 million loan, with as much as $2 million forgiven if Colt's meets job milestones. The manufacturing facility and the land have a price of $13 million. Colt's, which sells guns to the military, police...
  • Boy suspended for taking (shotgun bullet) shell casing to preschool, mom's Facebook post goes viral

    03/25/2017 7:15:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2017
    An Illinois mom behind a viral Facebook post spoke to Fox 2/News 11 Wednesday. Her son, Hunter, 4, has been suspended from his preschool for bringing a shell casing from a fired bullet to school. He'd been at the preschool for about a year, she said, and now was in tears. Neither she nor Hunter's dad knew it, but he found something he thought was pretty neat and he took it to school Tuesday to show his friends. [Snip] Well....when I was escorted to the office for a sit down. I was handed a tiny .22 empty brass casing. Not...
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity? Romeoville IL April 8th at the PD

    03/25/2017 6:33:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    ammoland ^ | 23 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Two years ago, Romeoville Illinois held a gun “buy back. They took in 73 guns, pictured above. Some of those firearms are very nice indeed, and worth much more than the $60 that police were paying people for them. Third from the left of the middle row of long guns appears to be an M1 carbine and sling. Two over on the left is a classic .22 target rifle, two over to the right a classic hunting tool, a pump action .22 rifle, probably a Winchester 1906.  In the center of that row are two Stevens Crackshot .22 rifles,...
  • Illegal Guns in Russia Traced Back To U.S., Including AR-15 Rifles Shipped in Mail

    03/24/2017 5:50:50 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 44 replies
    Newsweak ^ | March 23, 2017 | Tom O'Connor
    Russian authorities busted an international arms operation Thursday as police staged raids across the nation, finding a number of firearms allegedly smuggled from the U.S. Russia's federal police agency released a video showing what appeared to be numerous arrests of men and women allegedly involved in the arms-dealing ring. According to RT, raids were staged in the cities of Yoshkar-Ola, Irkuts, Ulan-Ude and Moscow, resulting in the seizure of 19 firearms and an assortment of matching components, magazines and ammunition. Weapons including AR-15 rifles and pistols manufactured by Glock and Colt were among those found that were manufactured in the...
  • Gun Range inside your Living Room

    03/24/2017 8:06:03 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/24/2017 | J Hines
    How many of you all thought of making your home into a semi shooting range? Meaning you're not going to completely do a make over. But, you do want to shoot at a target and make sure that it doesn't go through it and into your drywall. Sounds like a doable idea? Well, the guy from Demolition Ranch had the same idea of building something like a mobile steel target embedded in a container that is able to act as a target, can control and catch the ricochet. This mobile steel target in theory can be placed anywhere in the...
  • House Passes Bill to Roll Back Obama-Era VA Gun Regulations

    03/24/2017 7:42:03 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 23, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Hundreds of thousands of veterans could regain gun rights The House of Representatives passed a bill last Thursday to amend the process used to determine whether a veteran receiving benefits from the Veterans Administration should be denied their gun rights. The Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act would change the process the VA uses to determine which of its beneficiaries are mentally incompetent in a way that disqualifies them from owning firearms. The bill would require a finding by a judge or other judicial authority that the veteran is a danger to himself or others before stripping his gun rights. The...
  • The moment a mother-of-two sends a would-be burglar 'running for his life' with a shotgun [tr]

    03/24/2017 8:05:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2017 | Valerie Edwards
    A Florida mom sent a burglar 'running for his life' with a shotgun after he broke into her home. The burglary attempt was caught on surveillance video that shows the alleged thief on the woman's front porch. In the shocking video, the man is seen pulling up on the woman's front lawn. He walks up to the door and appears to knock. After a few moments, he tries to break through the door.
  • Finding Peace with Short Range Hunting

    03/24/2017 5:42:58 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/24/2017 | B Boddington
    I've gotten a lot of questions about where I stand on hunting and shooting from long distances, although I usually tend to stay out of these matters, because I figure that everyone has her or his own reasons to hunt. People always have their own driving motivations and passions, and hunting is a personal experience. It is rooted in being alone in the wild and connecting to Mother Nature. This can be done no matter what weapon you choose to hunt with or how far you choose to shoot from, but for me hunting is all about the stalk and...
  • Colorado Knife Law Reform is on Governor’s Desk

    03/24/2017 6:20:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    ammoland ^ | 19 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Colorado is working hard to reform its antiquated knife bans.  In the late 1950's and early 1960's, a wave of bans on knives swept the nation. The were propelled by emotional tirades of a New York Congressman, and fueled by allegations of widespread use by gangs, in spite of a lack of data. There was no wave of knife violence. But the fake media of the day was able to sweep bans on “gravity” and “switchblade” knives through legislatures across the country.  A federal ban in the interstate shipping of automatic knives was enacted into law in 1958, and...
  • North Dakota: The 2nd Amendment Is Your Concealed Carry Permit

    03/24/2017 6:14:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/24/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On Thursday Governor Doug Burgum (R) signed legislation allowing North Dakota residents to carry a handgun concealed for self-defense without a permit. The legislation–House Bill 1169–passed the House on February 21 by a vote of 83-9. It passed the Senate on March 21 by a vote of 34-13. USNews reports that the permitless carry law allows law-abiding citizens 18 and over to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense as long as they “have a valid ID and notify law enforcement of the weapon during instances such as a traffic stop.”
  • Trump's budget aside, NPR and PBS should not get public subsidies

    03/23/2017 7:00:38 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 19 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 23, 2017 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Whatever original purpose public broadcasting had back in 1969, President Trump is right: The reason for its existence is long gone. With more than 900 cable networks in 2014, it is hard to argue that there is an unmet need for broadcasting. It is especially hard to argue when public broadcasting is costing the federal government nearly a half billion dollars every year. In the face of serious attempts to cut subsidies in 1995 and 2005, the rallying cry to protect government funding was "Save Big Bird!" Of course, Sesame Street is now on HBO anyway.
  • Seattle’s gun-sale tax raises less than $200,000 in first year

    03/23/2017 12:34:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | March 22, 2017 | By Steve Miletich
    Seattle’s tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition raised less than $200,000 during its first year, according to Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess. The city is using the tax to support gun-violence research at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. But the city isn’t spending the money until a 2015 lawsuit challenging the tax is resolved. Burgess spearheaded the tax, which was adopted by the council in 2015 and took effect Jan. 1, 2016. When Burgess proposed the tax, he said the city’s budget office had estimated it would raise $300,000 to $500,000 a year. Though the money from the...
  • Why 1911’s Don't Suck

    03/23/2017 7:24:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/23/2017 | J Hines
    There have been many people talking about the good stuff about owning a 1911. In this segment we want to narrow down certain attributes among all brands that manufactures 1911's that correlates as to why 1911's are good to have, its more than saying 1911's are cool and that they are for EDC, personal protection, etc. Here's what it narrows down to why 1911's are good: Takes your marksmanship to the next level.Single action trigger – short reset, lighter trigger= Speed ShootingSteel gunsCustomizable That’s right with a good piece of machine in your hands, you can get your marksmanship better....
  • SD: Governor Daugaard Vetoes Gun Law Reform

    03/23/2017 6:03:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On Friday, March 17, 2017, Governor Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota vetoed HB 1072, known as the Constitutional Carry bill, and HB 1156, which would have allowed a small number of South Dakota holders of Enhanced Concealed Carry permits to carry inside of the state Capitol. His veto letters reproduced below, sans headers and signature block. From sd.gov: I herewith return to you House Bill 1072 with my VETO.  House Bill 1072 is an Act to repeal and revise certain provisions relating to permits to carry a concealed pistol. The proponents of House Bill 1072 did not testify about...
  • VIDEO: Suspect Flees After Coming Face-to-Face with Mother Holding Shotgun

    03/22/2017 5:22:45 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Mar 2017 | AWR HAWKINS
    Surveillance video from a Miami Gardens, Florida, home shows a home invasion suspect quickly changing his mind upon coming face-to-face on March 4 with a mother holding a shotgun.