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  • 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...
  • The Power to Regulate Is the Power to Destroy

    10/14/2015 9:52:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    THE SUPREME COURT may soon take up a challenge to a Texas abortion law mandating safety standards so strict that abortion providers claim it will force all but a handful of the state's remaining clinics to close. The case, Whole Woman's Health v. Cole, could lead to the court's first significant abortion ruling since 2007. Under the controversial law, signed by Governor Rick Perry two years ago, abortion practitioners must have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, and abortion clinics must meet the same building and equipment specifications as outpatient surgical centers. Advocates challenging the law argue that such restrictions...
  • Hillary vs. The 2nd Amendment

    10/08/2015 9:58:20 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Hillary Clinton, who served an administration that ran thousands of guns to Mexican drug lords under Operation Fast and Furious, is now fast and furiously trying to resurrect a failing campaign by taking aim at so-called gun rights extremists. In the wake of the shootings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Mrs. Clinton advocated in New Hampshire for a new gun group for responsible gun owners apart from the National Rifle Association, which she considers extremist, even though no NRA member has ever been involved in a mass shooting...
  • Poll: Should Christians Arm Themselves?

    10/05/2015 5:33:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to the pollSome people seems to think that Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey of Tennessee said something controversial when he suggested that these are troubled times; that Christians are under attack, and that it would be wise for Christians to obtain a concealed carry permit and be willing to defend themselves. From the timesfreepress.com:Whether the perpetrators are motivated by aggressive secularism, jihadist extremism or racial supremacy, their targets remain the same: Christians and defenders of the West, he wrote.While this is not the time for widespread panic, Ramsey added, it is a time to prepare. I would encourage my fellow...
  • Obama's wink and nod on gun confiscation

    10/03/2015 5:43:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 3, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    October 3, 2015 Obama's wink and nod on gun confiscation By Thomas Lifson President Obama couldnt be more eager to change the subject of national news discussion away from the catastrophic failure of his Middle East foreign policy. So the shooting in Roseburg, OR offered an opportunity to gin up his base and re-focus his domestic opponents on playing defense against gun control. By framing his goal as the extremely vague phrase common sense gun control legislation, he avoids specifics. And in fact, nobody on his team has yet come up with a concrete suggestion that would have saved the...
  • Packing some serious heat: Jeremy Renner goes shopping for firearms buying a shotgun, pistol [tr]

    09/24/2015 8:51:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 24, 2015 | Zoe Nauman
    He says he used to have a fear of guns. But not anymore if the contents of Jeremy Renner's shopping cart is anything to go by. The 44-year-old was seen with some serious firearms when he left a gun store in Nevada on Monday.
  • Jeb Bush vs. the 2nd Amendment

    09/22/2015 10:04:28 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Daniel John Sobieski ^ | September 27, 2015 | Danirl John Sobieski
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is not a political amateur and has faced questions from many prominent talking heads in the media. Yet in the 2016 he has made multiple gaffes indicating he still might not be ready for prime time, the latest being a question of whether gun ownership is a right guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.
  • John Brownings Automatic Rifle Is a Killing Machine

    09/11/2015 6:59:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 10, 2015 | Paul Richard Huard
    World War I is often called the machine gun war because of the devastating use of automatic weapons such as the Maxim gun. Its also when some of the drastic developments in machine gun technology occurred. Artillery fire actually killed more men than machine guns, but statistics simply dont convey the horror of European armies on the Western Front facing automatic fire. For example, during just one day in 1916 at the Battle of the Somme the British lost 21,000 men many of them killed by Spandau machine guns, the German version of the Maxim.
  • Marines, I need some information. Will you help, please? Vanity

    09/06/2015 12:55:34 AM PDT · by righttackle44 · 30 replies
    9/6/2015 | Jim Porter
    I need a little information, folks. I am not knowledgeable about fire arms. But what is NOW the official U.S. Marine side arm. Is it the Beretta 9? Was it the Glock 9 or Glock 18? Was it EVER the Glock? If it used to be the Glock, when did the change come about? Thanks, folks. I'd really appreciate your help. And, by the way, no, I am not asking because I want to buy one. (In Army ROTC, I was still getting uniform demerits by the beginning of the second semester. Do you think a responsible person would sell...
  • Hillary Taking on NRA in Quest for More Gun Control

    09/03/2015 2:44:27 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 38 replies
    New American ^ | September 3, 2015 21:20 UTC | Bob Adelmann
    (...) Following the on-air shooting of two television reporters in Roanoke, Virginia, she declared: I feel just great heartache at what happened. I want to reiterate how important it is [that] we not let yet another terrible instance go by without trying to do something more to prevent this terrible killing that is stalking our country. She added: "We have got to do something about gun violence in America and I will take it on." She said the same thing back in July, in an obvious shift away from avoiding Second Amendment issues during the presidential campaign to avoid...
  • How Many Guns are Stolen and Destroyed each Year?

    09/01/2015 4:32:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In a recent article discussing how many firearms are lost or destroyed each year, one of the commenters suggested that loss through theft, recovery and subsequent destruction by police, could be a significant number. At TTAG, JSF001 speculated: You forgot to include firearms seized by police as evidence and than destroyed. I would guess that 80% of all firearms that are stolen wind up being destroyed within 10-20 years. There are a couple of fairly good sources of data for the numbers of firearms stolen. The first is the National Crime Information Center, or NCIC. The FBI started the...
  • [VANITY] Firearms advice needed

    08/30/2015 2:01:04 PM PDT · by PinkChampagneonIce · 117 replies
    There is no better place to come for expert advice on firearms than FR! I am thinking of buying my first firearm. I want it for concealed carry, for self-defense, so I want it small. I have done some research and the Smith & Wesson Centennial Airweight Model 642 looks good to me. Am seeking any and all advice/comments. I have small hands, and not a lot of upper body strength. Thanks!
  • Mental Health and the 2nd Amendment - No Excuse For Gun Grab

    08/29/2015 10:36:51 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Daniel John Sobieski
    Despite the undeniable mental issues affecting black, gay Democrat Vester Flanagan, who was not sporting a Confederate flag before he shot and killed his two former KDBJ coworkers, reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward, the fact is that he passed a background check and legally possessed the Glock handgun he used. As much as we all want to prevent the mentally unstable from possessing firearms, the fact is that there was nothing in Flanagans background to prevent him from legally owning a firearm.
  • Fatal Firearm Accidents vs Private Gun Ownership 1965-2013

    08/29/2015 4:44:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The red line is the number of private firearms in the United States, in units of 100,000. At the end of 2013, the estimate was 363.3 million. The green line is the number of fatal firearm accidents, or unintentional firearm fatalities, in the United States. The number in 2013 was the lowest recorded, 505. The number of fatal firearm accidents, or unintentional firearm fatalities, have been falling for more than 50 years. At the same time, the number of firearms in the United States has been steadily rising. The cause of fatal firearm accidents is not correlated to the...
  • Paintball Guns Given To Belgian Cops In Bid To Stop Another Charlie Hebdo

    08/20/2015 6:56:09 AM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/18/15 | Lee Moran
    Police in one Belgian city are now being armed with paintball guns. Rapid response units in Antwerp are being handed the non-lethal weapons, familiar to stag doers and wannabe warriors across the world. Police chiefs say that the new semi-automatic firearms are designed to be used in densely-populated areas. They can also fire pepper spray missiles. And police bosses hope that they will help neutralise dangerous suspects without actually killing them. So far, some four FN 303s have been ordered by the citys fast deployment teams. The special units, which use unmarked cars to patrol the streets, were created following...
  • Oath Keepers to Arm 50 Black Protesters in Ferguson with AR- 15s for an Epic Rights Flexing March

    08/16/2015 1:37:26 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 35 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | August 15, 2015 | Jay Syrmopoulos
    Ferguson, Missouri The Missouri chapter of the Oath Keepers are planning to hold an open carry march through downtown Ferguson, Mo., which will reportedly involve arming 50 black protestors with AR-15 rifles. The decision to hold the event transpired after St. Louis County officials, in violation of Missouris open carry law, insisted that members of the group could not open carry long barrel rifles within the city. In a video uploaded to YouTube, police chief Jon Belmar is seen warning a number of Oath Keepers that open carrying long barrel rifles would be a violation of the law. My...

    08/03/2015 4:47:57 PM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    100 percentfedup.com ^ | 8/01/15 | By 100% FED Up
    BREAKING: GUN USED IN GARLAND, TEXAS ISLAMIC TERRORIST ATTACK BOUGHT UNDER OBAMAS FAST AND FURIOUS You can thank Eric Holder for this. Remember Fast and Furious was a gun running program under Obama and Eric Holder. Hundreds of people have been murdered with these guns. Just another total screwup and coverup from the Obama regime. Five years before he was shot to death in the failed terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, Nadir Soofi walked into a suburban Phoenix gun shop to buy a 9-millimeter pistol. At the time, Lone Wolf Trading Co. was known among gun smugglers for selling illegal...
  • Sen. Heller, John McCain Wouldn't Accept Amendment to Arm Troops on Bases Before Chattanooga Attack

    07/25/2015 12:42:50 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 interview on the Lars Larson Show, Senator Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) said that in June he submitted an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to give military base commanders the authority to allow service members to carry personal firearms. That was weeks before the heinous attack on Chattanooga, but he says the amendment went nowhere because Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) didnt want the amendment as part of the bill and wouldnt accept it. On July 21just 5 days after the heinous attack in ChattanoogaSenator Heller re-introduced his amendment...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Sanctuary City Policies Are Not the Problem, Guns Are

    07/23/2015 2:24:20 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 7-23-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 press conference, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)(D-CA-12th) suggested the problem with sanctuary city policies isnt the sanctuary aspect but the continued the access to guns. An unidentified reporter asked Pelosi if she supports the current GOP push to force cities to comport with immigration laws, and Pelosi made clear that she does not. She then explained her opposition by making nameless references to the July 1 murder of Kathryn Steinleallegedly shot to death by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez on San Franciscos Pier 14and argued that sanctuary cities are not the problem. Pelosi said:...
  • Agencys request for 52,000 rounds of ammo for Hoover Dam prompts an inquiry

    07/09/2015 6:05:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | July 9, 2015 | Kyle Roerink
    In a move thats prompting questions about the stockpiling of weapons by the federal governments nonmilitary agencies, the Bureau of Reclamation wants to buy 52,000 rounds of ammunition for use in law enforcement at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. After learning about the purchase request, Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei vowed to inquire with the bureau about its operations, number of officers carrying firearms and how much ammunition it uses, according Brian Baluta, a spokesman for Amodei.
  • Gun in San Francisco killing stolen from federal agent's vehicle, source says

    07/08/2015 11:14:44 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | July 8, 2015 | By Dan Simon, Sara Sidner and Ed Payne
    San Francisco (CNN)The gun used in the killing of a San Francisco woman in a case that gave new political prominence to the issue of illegal immigration was stolen from a vehicle belonging to a federal Bureau of Land Management agent, a source familiar with the investigation said Wednesday. Kate Steinle was shot to death on July 1 on one of San Francisco's busiest piers. The .40-caliber pistol was a personal weapon, not an official firearm, the source said. Investigators still are trying to determine how Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man accused in Steinle's killing, allegedly obtained the weapon, according...
  • 2 states to see final push for constitutional carry this week

    07/06/2015 8:18:06 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 10 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | 6JUL2015 | Chris Eger
    Governors in New Hampshire and Maine are set to make a decision on if the carry of a concealed handgun without a permit will be signed into law in coming days. In New Hampshire, Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) has promised gun control groups she would veto a narrowly successful measure placed on her desk this week. In Maine, Gov. Paul LePage (R) earlier voiced support for a proposal that passed the state legislature by large margins, but has since vowed not to sign any bills under protest of the lawmakers refusal to act on eliminating the states income tax. LePages...
  • StolenGuns A Commonality In Tampa Shootings

    07/05/2015 1:18:22 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 21 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | July 4, 2015 | Elizabeth Behrman / Tribune Staff
    TAMPA Most of the 21 homicides and more than two dozen shootings Tampa police have investigated this year have several factors in common. The violence primarily is a result of neighborhood feuds among groups of mostly young black men, police say. All of the shootings took place in East and West Tampa. And investigators are struggling to get information from witnesses and victims about who committed the crimes. Another pattern has emerged that has Tampa police and federal authorities working together to put a stop to it: Most of the bullets are being fired from stolen guns. We believe...
  • I Own Guns. But I Hate the NRA.

    07/04/2015 10:49:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Minnesota Star Tribune ^ | JULY 4, 2015 | David Fellerath
    Some time after I bought my first gun, I got a robocall from the National Rifle Association, asking me to join. After the customary Please stay on the line from a pleasant but earnest voice, I recoiled from the barkings of an angry-sounding man: Did I know that Barack Hussein Obama and European leaders are meeting on American soil right now, at this very moment, to plot the confiscation of my guns? The caller continued with his insinuations of an imminent United Nations plot against America, but before I could be handed off to a live operator, I hung...
  • SCOTUS Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Mandates Nationwide Concealed Carry Reciprocity

    06/27/2015 2:06:21 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 46 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 26 June 2015 | Dr. Robert Owens
    By using the Constitution in such a manner, the Court argues that the Due Process Clause extends certain personal choices central to individual dignity and autonomy accepted in a majority of states across the state lines of a handful of states that still banned the practice. The vast majority of states are shall issue on the matter of issuing concealed carry permits, and enjoy reciprocity with a large number of other states. My North Carolina concealed carry permit, for example, was recognized yesterday as being valid in 36 states, which just so happened to be the number of states in...
  • So What Do Liberals Actually Want To Do About Guns?

    06/23/2015 12:21:32 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 58 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    Do something about guns. In his statement on the Charleston shooting, President Barack Obama called on congressional leaders to come to grips with their positions on guns, because it is in our power to do something about it. This is a refrain we hear after every gruesome mass shooting. Today, Eugene Robinson writes that the one thing about which there can be no debate is that he had a gun. The only way we can change things is to hold presidential candidates of both parties accountable to do something about them. Ok. What?
  • Karl Roive vs. the 2nd Amendment

    06/22/2015 10:45:04 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Guns dont kill people, the Constitution kills people, at least according to Karl Rove, Republican strategist and architect of George W. Bushs election and reelection as president. Rove, speaking on Fox News Sunday, and in the wake of the South Carolina church massacre, embraced the liberal mantra that there are too many guns on the street and went a step further and a step too far, saying the way to avoid more such tragedies is to repeal the Second Amendment and its guarantee of our right to keep and bear arms: Now maybe theres some magic law that will keep...
  • NRA board member blames victim for Charleston shooting

    06/20/2015 4:27:34 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 37 replies
    AP ^ | 6/19/2015 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HOUSTON (AP) A Houston attorney on the National Rifle Association's board of directors is blaming the deadly Charleston church shooting on one of the victims, saying the slain pastor had opposed concealed carry legislation as a state senator that could have saved him and his fellow worshippers. Related Stories 1. NRA executive suggests slain Charleston pastor to blame for gun deaths Reuters 2. Slain Pastor Clementa Pinckneys Mission Suited His Storied Church The Wall Street Journal 3. And The First Person To Blame The Charleston Shooting On A Lack Of Guns In Church Is... Huffington Post 4. White gunman...
  • Pfleger and Jackson vs. the NRA

    06/15/2015 10:14:13 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    One would think that Catholic priests like Chicagos Rev. Michael Pfleger, an early supporter of Barack Obama and his push for gun control, would not be bearing false witness against one of his neighbors. Yet there he was standing in front of Chucks Gun Shop in suburban Riverdale, Illinois, to blame it, and other legal businesses like it, along with the National Rifle Association, for the murder spree in the gun-controlled progressive workers paradise of Chicago. Standing with the camera-shy Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence president Dan Gross in front of the gun shop,...
  • Iconic gunmaker Colt is on the brink of bankruptcy

    06/13/2015 10:37:21 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 85 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 6/13/2015 | Aaron Smith
    Colt, the iconic American gunmaker, could be bankrupt within days. The company, that has been making guns for 160 years, has been struggling financially and missed a $10.9 million interest payment on its debt in mid-May. Colt admitted, in a regulatory filing, that its failure to make that interest payment raises "substantial doubt about the company's ability to continue as a going concern." Colt also said it "may seek relief under the bankruptcy code." The company has a 30-day grace period until June 14 to make the interest payment after which it has to find a way to restructure the...
  • 3-D printing with metals achieved (kinda)

    06/10/2015 1:19:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 06-10-2015 | Provided by University of Twente
    A team of researchers from the University of Twente has found a way to 3D print structures of copper and gold, by stacking microscopically small metal droplets. These droplets are made by melting a thin metal film using a pulsed laser. Their work is published on Advanced Materials. 3D printing is a rapidly advancing field, that is sometimes referred to as the 'new cornerstone of the manufacturing industry'. However, at present, 3D printing is mostly limited to plastics. If metals could be used for 3D printing as well, this would open a wide new range of possibilities. Metals conduct electricity...
  • Obama To Circumvent Congress With Gag Order On Firearm Coverage

    06/08/2015 5:59:19 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7 Jun 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Obama To Circumvent Congress With Gag Order On Firearm Coverage by AWR Hawkins 7 Jun 2015 On June 1 Breitbart News reported on Obamas Spring 2015 Unified Agenda. The gun control measures contained therein which were to be passed by executive fiat. Since that time Representatives like Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY-4th) have placed riders on a DOJ appropriations bill to stop portions of the executive gun control push in its tracks. Now the NRA-ILA is revealing that the Obama administration is working behind the scenes to stifle reporting on firearms. From the NRA-ILA: Even as news reports have been highlighting...
  • Hammer Fired vs. Striker Fired

    05/26/2015 7:50:24 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 21 replies
    Firearms History, Technology & Development ^ | Monday, May 25, 2015 | The Editor
    In the world of modern firearms which use centerfire cartridges, there are two major types of mechanisms used to trigger the cartridge primer. One uses a hammer and another uses a striker. Therefore, mechanisms that use a hammer are called hammer-fired and the ones that use a striker are called striker fired. As you can guess, each mechanism has its own group of supporters. In today's post, we will study what this all means. In a hammer fired mechanism, the hammer is a heavy piece that is allowed to rotate about a pivot point. When the hammer is cocked, it...
  • Secret Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans!

    05/23/2015 11:44:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 73 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a trade agreement. So click here to contact your Senators - whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun fast track bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.
  • Maddow Blasts Law Requiring Aurora Shooting Victim's Parents To Pay Gun Manufacturers

    05/22/2015 2:26:38 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 123 replies
    Huff Po ^ | 05/22/2015 | Garbiel Arana
    ~snip~ Maddow opened her show with heart-rending footage of the Aurora trial. She highlighted the testimony of Brenton Lowak, whose friend Jessica Ghawi -- a 24-year-old aspiring sports reporter -- died in the shooting. ~snip~ The parents unsuccessfully sued the retailers who made the firearm that killed their daughter. Colorado state law requires that plaintiffs who sue the manufacturers of gun products pay the companies' legal fees if they lose. Thats not a typo, Maddow said, adding, The mother and father of the victim who died in the Aurora mass shooting have just been ordered to pay a quarter-million dollars...
  • Thugs try to rob a competitive shooter and gravely pay for it

    05/19/2015 6:54:35 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 30 replies
    Firearm User Network ^ | May 18, 2015 | John M. Buol Jr.
    A doctor was leaving home to compete in a shooting competition held at Magnolia Pistol Range in Byram, MS at approximately 7:45 AM. While making several trips to his truck, two males happened upon him, took him captive at gunpoint, and forced him drive to an ATM to withdraw money. When an opportunity arose, the doctor/competitive shooter retrieved a handgun and shot one of his captors. . . .

    05/18/2015 6:04:53 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 7 replies
    Spillers of Soup ^ | Thursday, May 14, 2015 | SPIELEN NICHT NUR TTEN
    I'm not sure where I got this, probably one of the firearms forums.PIDGES RULES Lt. T.C.Pidge Robinson, Texas Ranger 15) Forget about knives, bats and fists. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns. Bring four times the ammunition you think you could ever need. 14) Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammunition is cheap - life is expensive. If you shoot inside, buckshot is your friend. A new wall is cheap - funerals are expensive. 13) If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough or...
  • Cooked or Uncooked? Bacon Magazine Wraps by Rapid Wraps

    05/12/2015 10:42:03 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 4 replies
    The Firearm Blog ^ | 11 May 2015 | Nathan S.
    Just when I think something could not get more absurd -or- wonder how a really cool legit tactical ideal can get bastardized, something comes along and sets a new bar. Latest up is Rapid Wraps a company selling 3-packs of magazine wraps via Amazon. At first, when looking at the page listing, its cool. You have flags (Union Jack, Confederate, and the Star-Spangled Banner), then flames, and then bacon. Heck, you even have the option of cooked or uncooked bacon!. . .
  • How to protect yourself, your family in the event of a home invasion

    05/05/2015 8:08:33 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 81 replies
    KPRC, Click 2 Houston ^ | May 04 2015 10:15:00 PM CDT | Bill Spencer
    HOUSTON - It's the middle of the night and your house is being invaded by armed men with guns who plan to take you hostage and take what they want. What are you going to do now? What you decide to do in the next 15 minutes could save your life and the lives of your loved ones, or end in tragedy and death. A special team of security experts with decades of experience -- Jim Napolitano, a former U.S. Secret Service agent, and Col. Bernie McCabe, former member of United States Special Operations -- is going to teach you...
  • Two Fights, One Gun, Two Outcomes

    05/03/2015 5:44:58 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 35 replies
    The Armed Lutheran ^ | May 3, 2015 | The Armed Lutheran
    When the story of a Missouri man drawing his gun to break up a fight between teenage girls popped up on my Facebook wall, I was intrigued by the responses. Many, including some who claimed to be highly experienced shooters, were critical of the good samaritans actions. If you cant break up a fight between teenage girls without a gun, you dont need to be intervening. Consider these tales of two fights, one gun, and two very different outcomes. The stories are amazingly similar. On April 26 at a skate park in In Farmington, Missouri, a fight broke out between...
  • Women in Gun Advertising, The American Rifleman, 1937

    04/29/2015 2:27:31 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 14 replies
    Gun Culture 2.0 ^ | April 29, 2015 | davidyamane
    Guns and masculinity go together like cornflakes and milk. I see this constantly. I see it among scholars like James William Gibson (whose psycho-sexual analysis of guns and ammo I have recently highlighted), Jennifer Dawn Carlson and Angela Stroud (both of whom highlight the role of masculinity in shaping the understandings of those who carry guns), and Scott Melzer and Joan Burbick (both of whom highlights gun cultures emphasis on frontier masculinity). I see it within gun culture in the form of photos and videos that circulate of bikini clad women holding and/or firing guns (so as not to advertise...
  • BREAKING: Hillary Clintons Campaign Hires Everytown for Gun Safety Campaign Manager

    04/29/2015 10:17:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 4/28/2015 | Nick Leghorn
    Hillary Clinton is no stranger to gun control. When she announced her run for the presidency two weeks ago I posted a little round-up of all the comments she has made on the record about her desire for things like mandatory registration, assault weapons bans, and that gun owners are potential terrorists. It seems that she is taking things a step further now, as her campaign has hired the Minnesota state director of the Michael Bloomberg funded gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety to manage her Minnesota campaign.
  • 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..