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  • What Firearms Training Do You Really Need?

    05/16/2016 5:58:58 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 16 May, 2016 | Bob Owens
    You need more than a concealed carry certification to be able to competently carry a defensive handgun. Dave Spaulding tells us what kind of training it really takes to avoid becoming cannon fodder for predators.
  • Help ID this Colt's Pistol.

    05/14/2016 5:32:31 PM PDT · by atc23 · 58 replies
    Vanity | 5/14/16 | self
    ___________________________________________________ Please help to ID my "new" weapon. Backstory: I recently received this beautiful Colt's revolver as an early inheritance from my mother's estate. The accepted mythology is this: My stepfather was a navigator on a B-17 and later a B-24 and it is known that he was crew on USAAF battle missions over Jap held islands in the Pacific - throughout the entire Pacific War. What is less known is a little more about this issued firearm. There is no stamping of caliber anywhere on the pistol. On the top of the barrel is a rather careless stamping...
  • AR-15 -- how much oil is too much?

    05/11/2016 7:46:48 AM PDT · by TheDandyMan · 45 replies
    n/a ^ | 5/11/2016 | TDM
    I just brought home my first AR-15, specifically a Ruger AR556. My understanding, based on the condition of AR-15's I've handled and general hearsay from friends who own AR's has always been that AR-15's, generally speaking, like to be well-lubricated. However, the clerk I bought it from said that the AR556 prefers "not a whole lot of oil" and the videos Ruger puts out on the AR556 say not to go ham with the lube as well...This doesn't gel with what other people have told me, and furthermore, I've always erred on the side of keeping my guns quite well-oiled....
  • HB 2524 Vetoed (Arizona)

    05/11/2016 6:04:49 AM PDT · by barefoot_hiker · 2 replies
    Arizona Citizens Defense League | 5/10/2016 | Arizona Citizens Defense League
    I received this disappointing news in a e-mail from AzCDL: HB 2524 Vetoed Today, May 10, Governor Ducey vetoed HB 2524, the AzCDL-requested interstate firearms compact bill. HB 2524 would have prohibited Arizona and other member states from enacting firearm transfer requirements that are more restrictive that existing federal law. In his veto letter Governor Ducey said that he sees no reason for Arizona to tie ourselves to other states decisions on public policy relating to the transfer of firearms. By agreeing to follow federal law as part of an interstate compact, enactment of HB 2524 would have derailed the...
  • Gun owners should be paranoid about Maines background check referendum

    05/09/2016 9:27:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    bangordailynews.com ^ | 5/8/2016 | Stephen C. Smith
    In November, Maines public will be asked to decide whether lawful owners of firearms should be required to go to a gun dealer, pay a reasonable fee and be required to fill out a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Form 4473 to buy or sell a firearm. The referendums proponents claim that these requirements are easy, will make us safer, and that this will not be gun registration. Such claims are misleading. Who will determine the amount of this reasonable fee? Why should the owner of lawful property, which he or she may have owned for decades, be...
  • Repairing Oklahoman's Right to Arms

    05/06/2016 5:57:45 AM PDT · by profdeming · 2 replies
    Oklahoman ^ | Michael O'Shea
    Because Oklahoma is considered gun friendly, it may be surprising to learn that the Oklahoma Constitution today gives virtually no protection to the right to keep and bear arms. Since our state constitution was adopted in 1907, the courts have weakened its gun rights amendment by ruling that our right to arms is not about personal defense; that it does not protect common self-defense weapons; and that the state can make it illegal to carry a handgun in your own backyard. Shockingly, an early Oklahoma court even stated that it would not violate the state constitution to ban handguns entirely.
  • AR-15; .223 round - info for criminal case. HELP PLEASE!

    05/02/2016 2:25:05 PM PDT · by Chasaway · 154 replies
    Same | 05.02.16 | Chasaway
    I need some general firearms/ballistics information. I'm working on a criminal defense case. The defendant is accused by the state of shooting his girlfriend in the back of the head with an AR-15 at 10 feet...using a .223 round. The defendant is a real scumbag and knows he's going to the pen over this. BUT, he claims he accidentally discharged the gun, it caromed off of a linoleum-covered concrete floor and then struck her. It all occurred in a very small kitchen. My working hypothesis is that this WAS an accidental shooting and that the bullet DID ricochet off of...
  • Harriet Tubman Was A Gun-Toting Republican

    04/22/2016 3:19:19 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There are some knee-jerk reactions to the seemingly "political correctness run amok" move to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. But the replacing of the slave-owning founder of the Democratic Party with a gun-toting black Republican may spark a political debate worth having and unearth historical truths worth learning. As PJ Media described the announcement: The first woman on United States bank notes will be the famous abolitionist and Republican Harriet Tubman, Politico reported Wednesday. She will give the boot to the nation's sixth president and a major figure in the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson,...
  • Beretta is opening new gun factory in Tennessee

    04/12/2016 3:54:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | April 12, 2016 | Aaron Smith
    Gun maker Beretta USA is opening a new factory on Friday, the culmination of generous land and tax offers in Tennessee and restrictive gun laws at its old Maryland location. Beretta USA is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at the recently built facility in Gallatin, Tennessee, on April 15, having moved all manufacturing from Maryland. The new factory is 160,000 square feet, compared to 115,000 square feet if left behind, said Gabriele de Plano, vice president of defense marketing and operations for Beretta USA. "We've got plenty of space to expand as well," he said.
  • More Seniors, Fearing Crime, Flock to Shooting Ranges

    03/30/2016 7:13:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 30, 2016 | By James R. Hagerty
    WSJ More Seniors, Fearing Crime, Flock to Shooting Ranges Gun dealers say personal safety is a priority for older people who want firearms training By James R. Hagerty AUSTINTOWN, OhioOn a recent Monday at the Austintown Senior Center, activities included painting, bingo and shooting guns. Around 9:45 a.m., a dozen people in their 60s and 70s bundled into a van and several cars and headed to the nearby American Range shooting gallery, whose lobby features a portrait of Clint Eastwood over the legend Go ahead make your day. Soon, they were blasting away at paper targets dangling in a dim,...
  • Violence Surges in Chicago Even as Policing Debate Rages On

    03/29/2016 7:51:50 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/29/2016
    Late at night this month, the pastors phone beeped with a text message from an anguished parishioner. Andre Taylor, the church members great-nephew, had been shot and killed. Dre had just turned 16, the message on the Rev. Ira Acrees phone read. I think that its time to call for action and solicit help, have the National Guard to take over and patrol the Chicago streets. Four days earlier, another text had appeared. A different parishioners granddaughter, Daysha Wright, a 21-year-old nursing student, had been shot to death in a car, leaving a 2-year-old son. At his desk at Greater...
  • How Many Peeps Can A .50 Cal Go Through? Part 2

    03/27/2016 3:51:01 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 27 Mar, 2016 | Jenn Jacques
    I sure wish this guy had been around this morning before I shoveled a ton of Peeps in my face. Could have avoided a stomach ache if he would have used them for target practice prior to me eating them for breakfast. ANYWAY, enjoy part two!
  • Obama SCOTUS Pick Is Anti-Gun Zealot

    03/17/2016 8:11:45 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 17, 2016 | Danirl John Sobieski
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz warns as part of his stump speech that we are one Supreme Court Justice away from losing our Second Amendment Right to keep and bear arms. On Wednesday, President Obama nominated for the Supreme Court vacancy created by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia just such an individual -- Judge Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbis, a Bill Clinton appointee.
  • The people who want the UK's gun laws relaxed

    02/23/2016 2:06:30 PM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 2/23/2016 | Benjamin Zand
    But Long-Collins believes semi-automatic rifles and handguns should also be added to the list, and dismisses potential safety concerns. "[For most people] in the UK, you only see guns being used by the police or in video games. People aren't going to know the procedures and the application process," he says. There may be an urban-rural split. Many farmers need shotguns for work. But when I approached people on the streets of London - a far cry from the country farms where guns are part of the furniture - they largely reacted with confusion and disbelief when the subject of...
  • How Scalia and Ted Cruz Saved the 2nd Amendment

    02/19/2016 2:36:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    THe American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Since the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the GOP presidential field has, in a rare show of unity, supported Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's statement that Scalia's replacement should be determined by the results of the November election. Democratic hypocrites like Sen. Chuck Schumer accuse the GOP of obstructionism, the memory of their blocking of George W. Bush nominees having faded. They, while insisting that President Obama has the Constitutional right to nominate a replacement, which he does, forget the Senate's Constitutional role to advise and consent -- or not consent. They can say no -- or even...
  • Sig Sauer P-226 or P-229 Equinox

    02/12/2016 4:21:16 PM PST · by Hot Tabasco · 60 replies
    February 12, 2016 | Me
    I currently have a Sig Sauer P226 9mm and would like to purchase a Sig P229 Equinox .40 Ca.
  • Sig Sauer P-226 or P-229 Equinox

    02/12/2016 4:20:36 PM PST · by Hot Tabasco
    February 12, 2016 | Me
    The new normal for conservatives in Texas is to be attacked by spurious complaints that trigger outrageous misuses of our justice system. This month, Attorney General Ken Paxton joined other indicted conservatives, such as former Gov. Rick Perry, who do not deserve such abuse. Paxton's indictment resulted from a criminal complaint by state Rep. Byron Cook. Cook is one of the handful of Republican legislators who joined with the Democratic caucus in 2009 to oust the last conservative house speaker, Midland's own Tom Craddick. The House has since been ruled by Cook and other Republicans who joined forces to form...
  • Women Are Reshaping the Gun Industry

    02/12/2016 2:45:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | Aaron Smith
    Women are buying handguns in record numbers -- especially weapons that are small enough to conceal. But they are frustrated by the lack of firearm accessories catering to them. So some are starting companies of their own to tailor products to women. "I thought to myself, 'Where's all the women's stuff?'" said Lorelei Fay of Boise, Idaho. Fay couldn't find a suitable holster when she got her own concealed carry license. Her mother had taught her to sew, so she made her own: an elastic belly band with a holster for her Sig Sauer semiautomatic handgun. It also has pockets...
  • Now Among Largest Firearms Investors, Soros in Gun Control Scheme to Dump Stocks

    02/01/2016 8:10:18 AM PST · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | January 29, 2016 | Mac Slavo
    Do you see the puppet strings? The plot to disarm Americans and suspend the 2nd Amendment is working with furious pace. But it is anything but head on. The 2nd Amendment makes gun ownership an inalienable right and guarantees armed and formidable populace. The NRA and other lobbies have gun rights firmly entrenched in the Republican party. So the other side works the back door. Infiltration, sabotage and other dirty tricks. Is that what is happening? By all appearances, Soros, the elite wolf in sheep's clothing has been investing in firearms companies not to profit from them, but to destroy...
  • GAO: 70% of Firearms Seized in Mexico Came From USA(right)

    01/22/2016 6:09:56 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/21/2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    A new federal report reveals that 70% of the firearms seized by Mexican authorities between 2009 and 2014 originated in the United States. In addition, the report shows that the majority of those U.S.-originated guns were bought in California, Arizona, and Texas, southwest states that border Mexico.
  • hickok45 channel termination (vanity)

    01/17/2016 8:47:26 AM PST · by Utilizer · 30 replies
    youtube ^ | Published on Jan 17, 2016 | hickok45
    Hickock45 explains what he thinks might have caused the problem(s) with his popular youtube channel being terminated. Repeatedly. Plus, why it was reinstated -besides a lot of people causing a fuss about its disappearance.
  • Prelates masquerading as policy wonks The clergy should stick to issues of faith, not firearms

    01/14/2016 10:03:45 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/13/16 | Nicholas G. Hahn III
    When President Obama announced executive actions that would require that all firearm sales undergo background checks, he did so with the blessing of more than 50 faith communities. Vincent DeMarco, national coordinator of Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, a coalition of Baptists, Methodists, Catholics and Mennonites among others, said, "Since Congress won't do anything, he's doing the best that he can do, and we think that's wonderful." Archbishop Thomas Wenski said the nation's Catholic bishops "welcome reasonable efforts aimed at saving lives and making communities safer." Mr. Obama's move on guns also marked the reappearance of an old friend....
  • 2015 Record Year for Firearms Sales and NICS Background Checks

    01/11/2016 11:07:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    2015 was a record year for the National Instant Checks System (NICS), and for firearm sales. The previous record year was in 2013, another year in which President Obama put considerable effort into passing strict gun control, and failed. It is one of the few policies that President Obama has not been able to use his allies in the media to ram legislation through Congress. In 2013, there were 21,093,271 background checks completed through NICS, according to the FBI. That amounted to 16,031,210 additional private firearms added to the stocks, according to the ATF. The numbers for NICS checks...
  • News reports making claims of "Glad they didn't have a gun"!

    01/09/2016 7:22:48 AM PST · by CodeToad · 19 replies
    9 January 2016 | CodeToad
    Has anyone else noticed local and national news reports routinely have victims of crime where a gun was NOT used proclaim, "I am glad they didn't have a gun"? I've been noticing this more lately. A local news story had a fist fight over a parking spot and one of the participants proclaimed, "Glad they didn't have a gun!" In another story, someone tried to steal a dog in a park. The person said the same thing, "Glad they didn't have a gun!" Liberals always follow the crowd, so maybe that is what their crowd says about every incident, or,...
  • Obama gun control executive order compromises doctor-patient confidentiality for “mental health”

    01/05/2016 9:40:34 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 38 replies
    Poor Richards News ^ | Jan 5, 2016 | Poor Richard
    Obama gun control executive order compromises doctor-patient confidentiality for "mental health" issues In 2nd Amendment by Poor Richard January 5, 2016 Comment Once again, President Obama is circumventing Congress and the Constitution by issuing decrees and implementing them as if they are law. This time, he's going after a fundamental civil right protected by the Constitution: our right to keep and bear arms. Much of the media focus on Obama's executive orders thus far has been on the background checks provisions that would require private sellers of even a single firearm to register with the Federal Government as a "firearms...
  • Here's Why Shares of Gunmaker Smith & Wesson Are Jumping

    01/05/2016 7:19:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 5, 2015 | Robert Hackett
    Here's Why Shares of Gunmaker Smith & Wesson Are Jumping by Robert Hackett January 5, 2016, 8:58 AM EST The stock is up 6% premarket. Gunmaker Smith & Wesson SWHC 12.11% is projecting an incredible start to 2016, which sent shares up more than 6% in premarket trading. The company raised its revenue and earnings guidance for the current quarter and fiscal year, based on strong sales at recent gun shows as well as an uptick in year-end FBI background checks, an indicator that potential customers are looking to obtain gun licenses. Smith & Wesson now expects sales between $175...
  • Off-duty special agent points gun at a man during road rage incident in Virginia Beach

    12/31/2015 11:41:02 AM PST · by csvset · 44 replies
    Pilotonline ^ | 30 december 2015 | Alissa Skelton
    VIRGINIA BEACH An off-duty Homeland Security special agent pointed a gun at another man during a road rage incident in Virginia Beach, police say. It happened around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of London Bridge Boulevard and Dam Neck Road. Witnesses called 911 to report a man pointing a gun at another man, said Officer Tonya Pierce, a spokeswoman for the Virginia Beach Police Department. The drivers were traveling north on Dam Neck approaching London Bridge when one pulled in front of the other and stopped. The two exchanged words, and a threat may have been made, police said....
  • What To Do After A Shooting (after you shoot in self defense - video)

    12/30/2015 11:43:37 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    Video Link Great advice from Don West, co-defense counsel representing George Zimmerman.
  • “Colored” Guns Are Racist

    12/28/2015 6:18:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-28-2015 | MOTUS
    It’s not lost on anyone that the biggest supporters of gun control are those who have other people with guns employed to protect them. – Bearing Arms Well, it may be lost on “those who have other people with guns employed to protect them.”Take Virginia’s radically anti-gun governor Terry McAuliff for example; his Attorney General recently moved to rescind reciprocal concealed carry permits with 25 states.In retaliation, the GOP legislature is now threatening to pass a bill that would remove the Governor’s armed protection unit.Seems fair, and aren’t we all about being fair? Leveling the playing field? It might...
  • Gun Control 2015: Will Cabela's Stop Carrying 8-Round Magazines?

    12/23/2015 6:35:28 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Ibtimes ^ | 12/22/2015 | Clark Mindock
    Gun Control 2015: Will Cabela's Stop Carrying 8-Round Magazines? Not Likely If Customers Have Their Say On Trinity Church Proposal By Clark Mindock @clarkmindock On 12/22/15 AT 3:03 PM Trinity Church in New York City is using its shareholder status to push major U.S. gun retailer Cabela's to stop carrying firearms with more than an eight round capacity, underscoring the efforts of gun control proponents who continue to look for ways to make the nation safer through stricter limits on weapons and gear. With second amendment politics effectively stopping federal gun control legislation in a calendar year replete with mass...
  • Infamous Anti-gun Sheriff Shoots Himself in the Hand While Cleaning his Gun (Looks like Barney Fife)

    12/21/2015 6:49:08 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 59 replies
    Buzzpo ^ | December 19, 2015 | Eric Reed
    DES MOINES, Iowa – A fairly well-known anti-gun sheriff seems to have shot himself in the hand on Wednesday night while cleaning his firearm. Des Moines County Sheriff Mike Johnstone negligently discharged a round into his left hand, and was subsequently transported to the hospitals emergency room. His injury has been described by medical personnel as non-life threatening, but a hand surgeon was called in to assist. According to the Iowa Firearms Coalition, Johnstone has advocated for more and more gun-free zones. But perhaps Johnstone is most well-known for his statement from 5 years ago. When Iowa’s concealed carry law...
  • ARE YOU KIDDING! Obama Loosened Restrictions on Foreigners Buying Guns!

    Surely, you jest, Obama. Loosening restrictions on foreigners buying guns while demanding gun control for citizens? Even this is below the level of stupid you normally operate at: A little known change was made to gun control laws but nothing that would benefit American citizens. In 2011, the Obama Administration decided to change a 1998 law that forced foreigners to prove they lived in the country for 90 days before purchasing a firearm. For some reason, Obama feels that United States federal law shouldn’t have ‘different gun-control rules for noncitizens.’ SAY WHAT? From AllGov: The Obama administration has decided to...
  • No Charges Filed, But Legal Firearms Confiscated Anyway

    12/14/2015 8:12:39 AM PST · by Torcert · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/14/2015
    [..] The confiscation policy, Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) Department Procedure OPS 10023, Removal and Disposition of Weapons - Domestic Incidents/Threats to Public Safety, authorizes the confiscation of lawful firearms during "domestic incidents" but goes further. It empowers law enforcement officers to confiscate legally possessed guns when these can be viewed as "creat[ing] a threat of violence" or any "threat to public safety" at all. Once confiscated, the firearm cannot be returned to its owner where the reviewing police officer finds the owner "has a relevant Nassau County arrest history" (whatever that may be), or where "other extenuating circumstances" exist...
  • ‘Burglars for Gun Control’: Humorous ‘News’ Video Mocks Second Amendment Haters

    12/13/2015 5:15:45 PM PST · by Torcert · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 13, 2015 | Mike Opelka
    “Burglars for Gun Control,” a video skewering those against the Second Amendment when used by homeowners protecting themselves and their families, has just been released by a west coast comedy group, We The Internet. Resembling a local television news video, the clip tells the story of two would-be burglars who encounter an armed homeowner. The incident ends badly for one of the robbers, as the homeowner shoots and kills him after first calling 911 and warning the bad guys she’s armed and willing to shoot to protect herself and her child. The fake news clip depicts the surviving robber as...
  • The New York Times Has No Clue How The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban Worked

    12/13/2015 5:11:57 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 8 replies
    Federalist ^ | December 11, 2015 | Sean Davis
    Another day, another series of embarrassing errors and obfuscations by gun controllers who are ignorant of how guns, and the laws that seek to control them, actually work. In its quest to drive up gun sales even further and make gun control even less popular, the New York Times published yet another overwrought editorial on Friday demanding more gun control. Here's how the editorial, given the very measured and objective title of "Gunmakers' War Profiteering on the Homefront," began:
  • What to do When an FFL Goes Awry

    12/11/2015 1:28:38 PM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 12/11/2015 | S Morstan
    Ever had things go wrong with your FFL when purchasing a firearm and/or applying for your license? There are many stories of mishaps that we don't normally hear about, but the folks from these forums (AR15, 1911forum) threads had this to say: TexHeim: "I've had a dealer forget to have me fill out the 4473, but they had pissed me off so badly I didn’t remind them of that step." "I thought Taurus had sent me the wrong pistol as I was supposed to get a PT140 and they sent a PT111. Well I called Taurus and they said mine...
  • The N. Y. Times reveals the liberal mindset in an editorial that attacks gun owners

    12/09/2015 9:49:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/9/15 | Doug Book
    Last week, the New York Times published its first front page editorial in 95 years. Did the Grey Lady choose to warn Americans about the continuing dangers of Islam, the most massive national debt in history or the fact that “…the Affordable Care Act [could] cost about $132 billion more than what was expected?” No. The Times editorial staff donned hair shirts and beat their breasts over the “…moral outrage and… national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed specifically to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency.” Back to this in a moment. The article is filled with...
  • Gun Debate Yields Page One Editorial

    12/05/2015 6:08:52 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 57 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Dec. 4, 2015 | Ravi Somaiya
    The New York Times is running an editorial on its front page on Saturday, the first time the paper has done so since 1920, calling for greater regulation on guns in the aftermath of a spate of mass shootings. The editorial, headlined “The Gun Epidemic,” describes it as “a moral outrage and a national disgrace that people can legally purchase weapons designed specifically to kill with brutal speed and efficiency.” It suggests drastically reducing the number of firearms, and “eliminating some large categories of weapons and ammunition.” “It is not necessary to debate the peculiar wording of the Second Amendment,”...
  • [Vanity] CDC 2013 Mortality Data re Guns and Accidental Deaths

    12/04/2015 8:05:29 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 6 replies
    CDC Center for Disease Control 2013 Death Mortality data tables ^ | 4 December 2015 | self vanity from CDC data
    [Vanity] Hi folks, here is some data pulled from CDC data tables. Number of Deaths Rate per100,000 population Cause of Death 130,557 41.3 Accidents (unintentional injuries) 37,938 12 ~~ Transport accidents 35,369 11.2 ~~ ~~ Motor vehicle accidents 1,000 0.3 ~~ ~~ Other land transport accidents 1,569 0.5 ~~ ~~ Water, air and space, and other and unspecified transport accidents and their sequelae 92,619 29.3 ~~ Nontransport accidents 30,208 9.6 ~~ ~~ Falls 505 0.2 ~~ Accidental discharge of firearms 3,391 1.1 ~~ Accidental drowning and submersion 2,760 0.9 ~~ Accidental exposure to smoke, fire and flames 38,851 12.3 ~~...
  • SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ET AL. v. HELLER

    12/02/2015 8:46:46 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ^ | June 26, 2008 | SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ET AL. v. HELLER CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT No. 07–290. Argued March 18, 2008—Decided June 26, 2008 District of Columbia law bans handgun possession by making it a crime to carry an unregistered firearm and prohibiting the registration of handguns; provides separately that no person may carry an unlicensed handgun, but authorizes the police chief to issue 1-year licenses; and requires residents to keep lawfully owned firearms unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock or similar device. Respondent Heller, a D. C. special policeman, applied...
  • Sig 2022, Springfield XD9 or S&W Shield 9

    11/30/2015 7:08:30 AM PST · by skeeter · 52 replies
    Looking for advise on a firearms purchase. Any advise on any of the three mentioned models?
  • NSW [New South Wales] bans possession of blueprints for 3D printing firearms

    11/28/2015 7:27:33 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 12 replies
    computerworld ^ | 23 November 2015 | Rohan Pearce
    Possessing files that can be used to 3D print firearms will soon be illegal in New South Wales after new legislation, passed last week by state parliament, comes into effect. Among the provisions of the Firearms and Weapons Prohibition Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 is an amendment to the Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 stating that a person "must not possess a digital blueprint for the manufacture of a firearm on a 3D printer or on an electronic milling machine." The maximum penalty is 14 years' jail. The provision does not apply to any person with a licence to manufacture firearms or...
  • When seconds counted...(disarmed citizens)

    11/14/2015 8:01:03 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/14/2015 | Russ Vaughn
    The growing body count as of this writing is 120 slaughtered in the Bataclan. We'll never know how much that body count could have been reduced if the foolish French allowed their citizens to go armed. Their imprudent gun control laws contributed to unnecessary carnage. Once again, when seconds counted, the police were just too many minutes away.
  • Drudge is Right About Obama's Gun-Free Zone Hypocrisy

    11/04/2015 9:37:00 AM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In President Obama’s hometown of Chicago on Halloween night Saturday, a robbery was thwarted when a concealed carry permit holder with a valid firearm owner’s ID card under Illinois law shot the thug dead. It showed that even in Obama’s Chicago, more guns mean less crime and, in this case, one less career criminal. It also shows that opponents’ fears that concealed carry laws will mean carnage in the streets as garden-variety disputes escalate into a proverbial gunfight at the OK Corral are false. Since the U.S. 7th Court of appeals struck down Illinois’ ban on concealed carry as unconstitutional...
  • ‘Take a NRA class’: No, Gizmodo, Ted Cruz is not holding his gun ‘backwards’ [gif]

    11/03/2015 1:58:48 PM PST · by Torcert · 52 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 3, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Not even a leeeeetle bit! Wes Siler, who blogs at Indefinitely Wild (part of Gizmodo), can barely contain his glee over footage of Ted Cruz;holding [his] gun backwards:
  • High Murder Rates in Brazil Prompt Push for Gun Law Reform

    11/03/2015 9:50:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Dean Weingarten
    Illegal homemade and small shop submachine guns are common in Brazil. High Murder rates in Brazil have legislators considering reforms of Brazil’s strict gun laws. According to wikipedia: All firearms in Brazil are required to be registered within the state. The minimum age for ownership is 25,[5] and it is generally illegal to carry a gun outside a residence.[6] Brazil only has 6-8 million legal guns, and they are heavily restricted. Brazil’s population is over 200 million. The Homicide rate is 25.2 per 100,000, six times as high as that in the United States. Another study puts it at...
  • How to Argue Against Anti-Gunners

    Ever get into an argument with an anti-gunner and found yourself for a loss of words as how to refute his arguments? You know he's wrong, but he's rattling off supposed "facts" so quick and spouting bullcrap so damn glib and loud, you just can't get a word in edgewise. If only you had all the facts and arguments available on the tip of your tongue, you'd be able to put him in his place. This document can help! It provides a list of quick comebacks to most anything you can expect an anti-gunner to say.
  • Austrian Citizens Rush to Purchase Firearms Amid Influx of Migrants

    10/28/2015 4:08:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Austrian citizens are rushing to purchase firearms out of fear and self-defense amid an influx of migrants coming into their country. Nearly all shotguns are sold out because there is no permit required to purchase them, according to arms dealer in Upper Austria. For all other firearms, however, a license is required, which in turn means courses to become licensed are now taking place weekly, instead of every five weeks. Local media say its the sheer number of refugees, plus the fear of break-ins, thats driving the huge increase in demand. And leading the surge, much like in the U.S.,...
  • Amish man challenges photo ID requirement to buy firearms

    10/26/2015 8:55:32 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 90 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | Oct. 25, 2015 | uncredited
    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. An Amish resident of central Pennsylvania is challenging the photo identification requirement to purchase a firearm, saying his religious beliefs prevent him from being photographed. Andrew Hertzler argues in a suit filed Friday in U.S. Middle District Court that the requirement violates his religious freedom and his constitutional right to possess a firearm. Hertzler said his beliefs as a member of an Amish community in Lancaster County bar photographs being taken of him, but he was prohibited from buying a gun in June for self-defense purposes.
  • Greta Van Susteren Comes Out Fot Bullet Control

    10/16/2015 5:56:02 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 16, 1948 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It is not a novel idea -- the notion that the route to gun control is not by attacking the right to bear arms which the U.S. Supreme Court has declared to be both an individual and a national right, but to use that old standby, regulation, to dry up the supply of bullets. It was that idea that was endorsed by Fox News host Greta Van Susteren when she appeared on ABCs This Week...