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  • 4 dead, 6 wounded in shooting at backyard football party in Fresno

    11/18/2019 10:26:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 18, 2019 | Associated Press
    Police in the central California city of Fresno were searching Monday for suspects and trying to determine a motive for the killing of four people at a backyard party and the wounding of six as dozens were watching football on TV. Fresno Police Lt. Bill Dooley said “unknown suspects” sneaked into the backyard at about 6 p.m. Sunday and fired into the crowd. Fresno Deputy Police Chief Michael Reid told the Fresno Bee newspaper and the KSEE/KGPE TV stations that 10 people were shot and that three were found dead in the backyard . . .
  • BATFE Drops 80% Receiver Case in California; Fears Precedent

    10/15/2019 4:49:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 October, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    BATFE Drops 80% Receiver Case in California; Fears Precedent Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- In 2014, Joseph Roh had a business that dealt in firearms parts. As part of the business, he facilitated the production of lower receivers for AR-15 type firearms, from 80% receivers, in California. In the business, he or his employees would set up the 80% receiver in a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling machine. Then, they required the customer to “push the green button”. BATFE believed this made the business one that was manufacturing firearms without a license. Roh was arrested in 2014. From fbi.gov: Through his business, ROHG Industries...
  • Police Find Pipe Bombs in Grass Valley Woman’s Home

    05/22/2019 8:26:03 AM PDT · by MNDude · 34 replies
    GRASS VALLEY – Pipes bombs were found in a woman’s residence after an anonymous tip was called into the Grass Valley Police Department Saturday afternoon. Officials say the call came in around 3:30 p.m. and pointed them to Mary Dalton’s home on the 400 block of Lamarque Court. The pipe bombs were found in her closet.
  • The Rise of Untraceable "Ghost Guns"

    01/07/2018 9:41:41 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 54 replies
    WSJ via MSN ^ | 1/7/2018 | Zusha Elinson
    Axel Galvez had a deal: $7,500 for five untraceable semiautomatic rifles. And he had a buyer: a felon who planned to ship them overseas. Now, he just needed weapons that would be invisible to regulators. To avoid background checks, Mr. Galvez bought rifle parts, then assembled the five guns at the Los Angeles machine shop where he worked. He offered to build his buyer 100 more for $130,000. An underground gun-making industry that enables criminals to elude background checks and bypass gun regulations is creating a growing trade of “ghost guns,” weapons that can’t be traced by police, authorities say....
  • Amazon Caught Selling Illegal FULL AUTO Gun Parts in ATF Sting

    09/18/2017 1:15:35 PM PDT · by Ancesthntr · 66 replies
    Newstarget ^ | September 14, 2017 | Mike Adams
    In addition to the fact that Amazon.com is now the world’s largest marketplace of contaminated, untested dietary supplements and food, a Natural News investigation confirms that Amazon.com has rolled out a “gun-running” sting operation to get its own customers charged with felony crimes by the ATF. Amazon.com, which has always prohibited the sale of firearms, has been openly selling a Glock-compatible full auto conversion device that turns a pistol into a fully automatic weapon. We are not linking to the purchase page for the simple reason that Amazon.com is running a trap, and we don’t want anyone to accidentally fall...
  • ATF Clarifies Legality of AR Pistol Arm Brace Use

    04/26/2017 10:41:29 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 28 replies
    AmmoLand.com ^ | 4/25/2017 | Dean Weingarten
    ATF Clarifies Legality of AR Pistol Arm Brace UsePosted on April 25, 2017 by Dean Weingarten Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Late in 2012, the ATF approved of a device that fit on the buffer tube of AR-15 style pistols. It made one handed shooting of these firearms much easier, and hence more accurate. The SB15 was invented by a disabled veteran, Alex Bosco. He quickly sold the rights to produce the arm brace to Sig Sauer. As you can see, the device can also be used as a very short stock for the AR-15 pistol, even though that is not what...
  • Gun-Show Customers’ License Plates Come Under Scrutiny

    10/03/2016 6:01:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 2, 2016 | Devlin Barrett
    U.S. Gun-Show Customers’ License Plates Come Under Scrutiny Federal agents enlisted local police to scan cars’ plates at shows’ parking lots By Devlin Barrett Oct. 2, 2016 7:35 p.m. ET Federal agents have persuaded police officers to scan license plates to gather information about gun-show customers, government emails show, raising questions about how officials monitor constitutionally protected activity. Emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency crafted a plan in 2010 to use license-plate readers—devices that record the plate numbers of all passing cars—at gun shows in Southern California, including one in...
  • ATF Soliciting Comments on Proposed Revisions to the Firearms Transaction Record “4473”

    04/26/2016 10:43:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    blog.princelaw.com ^ | 4/12/2016 | Adam Kraut
    ATF opened the comment period to the proposed changes on the 4473 on April 7 and is accepting comments until June 6, 2016. Link to the Official Document. The proposed ATF 4473 can be found here. I encourage you to review the proposed 4473 and submit comments to help improve the form. You may submit comments by emailing Carolyn King, Firearms Industry Programs Branch FederalRegisterNoticeATFF4473@atf.gov.
  • Mystery solved! Box on Phoenix utility pole belongs to ATF

    04/09/2016 3:56:26 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    Abc15.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Kim Tobin
    The bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives came forward Thursday, admitting that a box spotted and removed from an SRP power pole on 21st and Glendale avenues belonged to them and was part of an ongoing investigation. ATF officials would not elaborate on the investigation and would not say if they were conducting surveillance in the area. "I don't feel safer," said Brian Clegg, who called ABC15 about the box on the power pole behind his house. Clegg was suspicious there could be cameras installed in the boxes but ATF would not confirm that.
  • Obama Urges Citizens to Stand Up Against the National Rifle Association

    01/03/2016 10:13:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 3, 2016 | Debra Heine
    A hallmark of Obama's presidency since his early days in office has been his habit of pitting American citizens against each other: Democrats vs. Republicans, blacks vs. whites, rich vs. poor, climate change alarmists vs. climate change skeptics, gay vs. straight, etc.It was shocking at first. Seven years in, it is depressingly expected of the Community-Organizer-in-Chief.In his weekly address, released Friday, Obama vowed to spend his final year in office seeking ways to impose gun control policies via executive fiat, and urged American citizens to stand up against groups like the NRA -- which, of course, is made up of...
  • Obama set to unveil curbs on gun sellers (make sure your boating accident occurs before 12/31/15)

    12/31/2015 7:11:20 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    According to gun industry insiders and others familiar with the proposals, the changes include requiring an expanded number of small-scale gun sellers to be licensed—and therefore conduct background checks—whenever selling a weapon. This wouldn’t close the so-called gun show loophole, though it has the potential to narrow it. The administration is also expected to impose tighter rules for reporting guns that get lost or stolen on their way to a buyer.
  • Can we get a gun swap/sale peer to peer/ forum ??????

    12/10/2015 6:32:49 PM PST · by Robe · 31 replies
    Self
    What's the possibility of getting a firearm "Swap Shop " on here. I've noticed from time to time freeper have question and "how much does this cost questions..... What do ya think
  • ATF Offers Reward in Pineville Firearms Theft

    12/04/2015 5:18:04 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ^ | Friday, November 20, 2015 | Contact: Gerod King, Public Information Officer
    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ATF Reward Notice Charlotte Field Division Contact: Gerod King, Public Information Officer 704-716-1843 www.atf.gov For Immediate Release Friday, November 20, 2015 ATF Offers Reward in Pineville Firearms Theft CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry – today announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from a Pineville, N.C. federal firearms licensee (FFL). ATF is offering a reward in the amount of...
  • Police Arrest Man After He Failed Background Check Trying to Buy Gun

    09/17/2015 8:51:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    wnep.com ^ | 9/16/2015 | Bill Michlowski
    PLAINS TOWNSHIP -- Police were called to a gun shop in Luzerne County Wednesday after a potential buyer was flagged in the system. A clerk at United Gun Supply along Route 315 in Plains Township said a man came in to buy a gun around 11 a.m. The red flags went up when he ran a background check on him. Police arrived and arrested Joseph Bagnato of Pittston.
  • NRA Backs Federal Bill to Limit Arbitrary Federal Gun and Ammo Classifications

    06/10/2015 2:20:14 PM PDT · by GregoTX · 2 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | June 10, 2015 | NRA
    Fairfax, Va. –The National Rifle Association today announced support for H.R. 2710, federal legislation aimed at limiting the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) from using executive overreach to undermine the Second Amendment. H.R. 2710 was introduced by United States Representative Rob Bishop (UT-1). "This important legislation would prevent arbitrary ammunition bans like the one attempted earlier this year by the Obama Administration," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "With the support of America's law-abiding gun owners, the NRA was able to beat back Obama's attempt to ban ammunition used by...
  • ATF classification compromise to redefine sporting use, ban certain ammo imports

    04/12/2015 7:47:09 AM PDT · by aragorn · 30 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | April 10, 2015 | David Codrea
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ classification of pistol grip only firearms with 14” barrels that fire shotgun shells and are over 26” in overall length as neither “shotguns” nor National Firearms Act “Destructive Devices” or “Any Other Weapons” has created a situation wherein the agency must either quietly save face or have it exposed that untold numbers of good faith gun owners currently legally possess firearms problematic for the government to allow. In order for that status quo to continue, ATF, in conjunction with certain members of Congress and lobbying interests, is working at “tweaking” its definition...
  • ATF chief steps down after bullet ban controversy

    03/20/2015 9:31:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is stepping down following controversy surrounding the agency’s proposal to ban certain types of ammunition. The ATF announced Friday that Director B. Todd Jones is resigning at the end of the month “to pursue other opportunities in the private sector." “ATF employees are hard-working, dedicated individuals who serve the public to make our nation safer every day,” Jones said in a statement. “I have seen firsthand their extraordinary commitment to combating violent crime, ridding the streets of criminals, and leveraging all available resources to keep our communities safe.”...
  • ATF raises new concerns about AR-15 ammo (ATF Director: All 5.56 Ammo Pose Threat)

    03/12/2015 11:39:08 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 109 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 12, 2015 | 12:44 pm | Paul Bedard
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Thursday raised new concerns about surplus military ammo used in popular AR-15 rifles and pistols just days after pulling back on a proposal to ban the ammo because it could threaten police safety. In a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, ATF Director B. Todd Jones said all types of the 5.56 military-style ammo used by shooters pose a threat to police as more people buy the AR-15-style pistols. "Any 5.56 round" is "a challenge for officer safety," he said. Jones asked lawmakers to help in a review of a 1986 bill written...
  • ATF: Notice to those Commenting on the AP Ammo Exemption Framework(Suspends their M855 Ban)

    03/10/2015 11:23:16 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 83 replies
    atf.gov ^ | March 10, 2015 | ATF Public Affairs Division
    Thank you for your interest in ATF's proposed framework for determining whether certain projectiles are “primarily intended for sporting purposes” within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(C). The informal comment period will close on Monday, March 16, 2015. ATF has already received more than 80,000 comments, which will be made publicly available as soon as practicable. Although ATF endeavored to create a proposal that reflected a good faith interpretation of the law and balanced the interests of law enforcement, industry, and sportsmen, the vast majority of the comments received to date are critical of the framework, and include issues that...
  • ATF Shelves Controversial Bullet Ban Proposal

    03/10/2015 11:08:46 AM PDT · by skams19 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 10, 2015 | Fox News.com
    The ATF is shelving a controversial proposal to ban a popular type of bullet, amid opposition from hundreds of congressional lawmakers.