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  • Poll: Should Christians Arm Themselves?

    10/05/2015 5:33:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 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“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 couldn’t 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 Browning’s 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. It’s also when some of the drastic developments in machine gun technology occurred. Artillery fire actually killed more men than machine guns, but statistics simply don’t 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 Flanagan’s 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 city’s 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- 15’s 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 Missouri’s 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 ^ | 8/01/15 | By 100% FED Up
    BREAKING: GUN USED IN GARLAND, TEXAS ISLAMIC TERRORIST ATTACK BOUGHT UNDER OBAMA’S ‘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 ^ | 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) “didn’t want the amendment as part of the bill and wouldn’t accept it.” On July 21–just 5 days after the heinous attack in Chattanooga–Senator 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 isn’t 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 Steinle–allegedly shot to death by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez on San Francisco’s Pier 14–and argued that sanctuary cities are not the problem. Pelosi said:...
  • Agency’s 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 that’s prompting questions about the stockpiling of weapons by the federal government’s 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 ^ | 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 state’s income tax. LePage’s...
  • 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 don’t kill people, the Constitution kills people, at least according to Karl Rove, Republican strategist and architect of George W. Bush’s 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 there’s 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 Pinckney’s 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 Chicago’s 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 Chuck’s 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 worker’s 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 Obama’s 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. “That’s 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 TÖTEN
    I'm not sure where I got this, probably one of the firearms forums.PIDGE’S 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 samaritan’s actions. If you can’t break up a fight between teenage girls without a gun, you don’t 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 culture’s 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 Clinton’s Campaign Hires Everytown for Gun Safety Campaign Manager

    04/29/2015 10:17:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 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..
  • California Officially Bans Hunters From Using Lead Bullets

    04/11/2015 3:17:10 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9:21 PM 04/09/2015 | The Daily Caller
    Environmental activists cheered the California Fish and Game Commission’s decision to adopt regulations banning the use of lead ammunition for hunting throughout the Golden State. In a unanimous vote, the Commission opted to phase out lead bullets, which hunters groups are calling a de-facto ban on hunting in the state. Environmentalists, on the other hand, are saying these regulations will save California Condors and Golden Eagles from getting lead poisoning. [....] But conflicting federal and state regulations over non-lead ammo only bolster critics’ claims that the lead bullet ban is a de-facto ban on hunting. The federal government is preventing...

    03/30/2015 7:12:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 30,2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 22 a man who opened fire on children and adults in a Philadelphia barbershop was shot and killed by a citizen with a concealed carry permit. The armed citizen had been walking by the barbershop when he heard gunshots. He ran inside and shot the gunman. According NBC Philadelphia, the incident arose after two men got into a fight in the barbershop. An unnamed 40-year-old man fought with another customer then pulled out a gun and started shooting. Police said the man fired on “customers and barbers,” and some of those customers were children. As the 40-year-old man...
  • Freeper Warning: Avoid Cobra Firearms

    03/14/2015 5:24:28 PM PDT · by DonPaulJonesII · 74 replies
    DonPaulJonesII | 03/14/2015 | DonPaulJonesII
    Freepers, please accept this as a warning to avoid purchasing firearms manufactured by Cobra Enterprises of Salt Lake City UT. I will summarize my experience in the hopes that you will not repeat my experience. In early February 2015 I purchased a Cobra Enterprises Big Bore derringer (CB9) in 9mm. After completing the purchase through my favorite FFL dealer I took my new pistol home only to discover that once loaded the barrels would not lock into firing position. Unable to trouble shoot the problem myself I had to spend $68 to send the pistol back to Cobra Enterprises for...
  • Obama AR-15 Bullet Ban Lifted, Gun Rights Still Target

    03/12/2015 3:25:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 12, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    un Control: Fifty-two senators, 238 House members and 80,000 public comments have forced the ATF to pull back for "more study" its proposed ban on ammo for the AR-15, the leading gun for hunting and self-defense. The Second Amendment, written in the era of muskets, does not mention what arms we have the right to keep and bear. But we have an idea, based on how they were used: to protect their owners' homes, businesses, farms and families, and to resist the tyranny of government, which during the American Revolution was the British crown.
  • Gun ownership among Americans at a record low, survey finds

    03/10/2015 9:45:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 61 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Mar 10, 2015
    Gun ownership among Americans at a record low, survey finds By Tribune wire reports contact the reporter The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it's ever been, according to a major American trend survey that finds the decline in gun ownership is paralleled by a reduction in the number of Americans who hunt. According to the latest General Social Survey, 32 percent of Americans either own a firearm themselves or live with someone who does, which ties a record low set in 2010. That's a significant decline since the late...
  • Around Half A Million 'Ghost Guns' On California's Streets

    03/04/2015 8:40:03 AM PST · by Enterprise · 52 replies ^ | March 3, 2015 | Unknown
    FRESNO (KMJ) -- Federal agents say there could be as many as half a million untraceable guns on the streets of California. They're called 'ghost guns' - firearms with no serial numbers and no means of identifying them. They're turning up at crime scenes - and investigators then have nothing to go on to find out who was involved. "People are buying these knowing there's no paper trial", says ATF Agent Graham Barlowe. "There's no way to trace it back to them - there's no accountability on their part. "When you're asking yourself why would someone spend $5000 on a...
  • ATF Trying to Ban AR-15 Ammo Under Guise of "Law Enforcement Safety"

    02/17/2015 6:41:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies ^ | Feb 16, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    ATF Trying to Ban AR-15 Ammo Under Guise of "Law Enforcement Safety" Katie Pavlich | Feb 16, 2015 In its never ending goal to ban modern sporting rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has proposed new regulations banning common AR-15 ammunition, arguing it's necessary to protect the safety of law enforcement officers. The NRA sounded the alarm late last week: You can read the bureaucratic language justifying the proposal here. The new proposal will allow Attorney General Eric Holder to determine if the ammunition in question qualifies under the broad definition of "sporting purposes." Current law gives ATF...
  • European Law Enforcement Agencies: On Second Thought, Maybe Firearms Would Be Helpful

    01/20/2015 6:05:06 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Jan 20, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    When witnesses in the same building as Charlie Hebdo saw masked men with heavy weaponry enter the building they called police, like anyone in their position would do. But the three unarmed officers on bikes who showed up proved to be most unhelpful in the situation. According to the witness, the officers had to retreat after seeing the men were heavily armed. That wasn’t the only instance during the three-day terror spree where police found themselves utterly unprepared to take on the jihadists. The 27-year-old policewoman who was gunned down just south of Paris while attending a traffic accident was...
  • Jewish Federation President: "Let the Jewish community to arm ' (Belgium)

    01/16/2015 5:41:51 AM PST · by csvset · 5 replies
    Nieuwsblad ^ | 16 January 2015 | jdb
    The Brussels Rabbi Menachem Margolin, president of the European Jewish Association (EJA), asks in a letter to the governments of all EU Member States to their gun laws be amended to assure that the Jewish communities in their territory to defend themselves against potential terrorist attacks. That can be read on the website of the EJA. According to the federation's call is a response to the attacks in Paris and at the increase in anti-Semitic attacks in Europe. " Margolin argues that we the "warning signs around anti-Semitism, racism and intolerance" that lately arise, should recognize. "Jews feel not currently...
  • Firearms Sellers Say They’re Being Choked Off From Payment Processors

    01/13/2015 8:04:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies ^ | Jan. 12, 2015 | Kelsey Harkness
    Go to a gun show, and you won’t find many merchants using PayPal. You’ll also find few vendors using popular payment processors such as Square, Stripe and Spark Pay. That’s because some payment processors explicitly prohibit the use of their systems for online — and some in-store — sales of firearms, ammunition and certain accessories. Retailers in the gun industry say they’re being discriminated against. “Being shut out from mainstream payment processors makes us feel like we are part of some type of shady business when, in fact, there is more regulation and documentation required for federally licensed firearms dealers...