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  • How Bad is Getting Shot at Point Blank Range?

    03/27/2017 7:01:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/27/2017 | GY6
    Getting Shot At Point Blank Range…How bad is it? Clearly, we all know being shot in any way isn’t a good thing lol! Have you wondered what it looks like to get shot at point blank range? If you’ve invested much energy around firearms, the idea most likely has gone through your head. And if you are one of those people who really need to know "What's the most terrible that could happen?" todays is the day to find out. Might you be able to survive any of these shots? Possibly. Would you be able to take any of these...
  • Confirmed: Obama DOJ Failure to Arrest Known Straw Purchasers Led to Murder of ICE Agent Jaime...

    03/01/2017 3:50:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: Confirmed: Obama DOJ Failure to Arrest Known Straw Purchasers Led to Murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in Mexico According to a new inspector general report an illegal gun trafficking program similar to Operation Fast and Furious, which took place under President Obama's Department of Justice, led to the murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in 2011. First, the background: On February 15, 2011, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents Victor Avila and Jaime Zapata were returning to Mexico City from Matehuala, Mexico when their armored SUV came under attack near the town of Santa Maria del Rio,...
  • Trump takes first step to building the wall by requesting bids from contractors (Tr.)

    02/26/2017 5:04:59 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-25-2017 | Karen Ruiz
    The Trump administration has taken its first step to building the wall on the Mexican-American border as it has requested proposals from contractors and plans to have a prototype built by mid-March. The US Customs and Border Protection issued the preliminary requests on Friday and said it will accept proposals next month for the design of the wall. The agency also said the it would release requests on or about March 6 asking companies for prototype ideas.
  • Weapon for equipment

    02/15/2017 9:36:21 AM PST · by rey · 27 replies
    15 Feb 2017
    I had some one contact me from my ad on Craigslist offering me a trade, an AR 15 for a Shaver post pounder. I thought it very odd, especially as I am in CA and transfer is illegal. Definitely steering clear.
  • Malloy [CT] budget sets huge increases for gun permit fees [up 400]

    02/08/2017 2:22:20 PM PST · by Daffynition · 45 replies
    NHRegister ^ | Feb 0, 2017 | Jack Kramer
    HARTFORD >> Gun owners will see huge increases in permit fees that would raise millions of dollars to help the state combat its two-year, $3.6 billion deficit. As part of his budget, Malloy is proposing to increase the state portion of the pistol permit fee from $70 to $300. He also is proposing the cost of the initial 5-year pistol permit fee from $140 to $370.
  • White House Petition to Repeal the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA)

    01/27/2017 10:19:13 PM PST · by WorldWarGames · 24 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | January 20, 2017 | Unkown
    This petition on WhiteHouse.gov was started by some heroic American by the name of A.Z. looking to repeal the National Firearms Act of 1934. While the president has no ability to repeal laws, he sure as heck can push congress to repeal them. This petition needs 100k signatures by February 19th to get attention from the White House. Everyone who owns a firearms or enjoys freedom should sign this immediately! https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/repeal-nfa
  • Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist'

    01/06/2017 2:41:40 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Local10.com ^ | Jan 6, 2017
    Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist' Suspect identified as Esteban Santiago By Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer Posted: 4:15 PM, January 06, 2017 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Within hours of a shooting that left 5 dead and many injured at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, details emerged about the alleged suspect. Sen. Bill Nelson was first to identify the suspect as Esteban Santiago, 26. Santiago was apprehended without a fight and suffered no injuries. The FBI and Broward Sheriff's Office are interrogating Santiago at the airport and trying to determine his motives. A former member of the military,...
  • Tucker Carlson SHUTS DOWN Joshua Horwitz Defending Gun Control - 1/3/17 - Fox News

    01/03/2017 10:07:25 PM PST · by malvor · 35 replies
    Tucker Carlson vs Gun Control Activist On Chicago Violence 1/3/17. On January 3, 2017 edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight", Host Tucker Carlson takes on executive director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Joshua Horwitz. Tucker Carlson grilled the activist on Chicago vilence and where the guns are coming in from
  • Army recruiter admits funneling guns to drug cartel

    12/14/2016 11:52:44 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | December 14, 2016 | Guillermo Contreras
    A former Army recruiter from San Antonio has admitted he funneled dozens of assault rifles to operatives of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel last year by organizing other soldiers to help him buy the weapons. Sgt. Julian Prezas, who is facing a disciplinary discharge from the military, pleaded guilty in two separate cases Monday to a total of five counts of lying on federal firearms forms and attempting to export defense articles to Mexico. Prezas, 36, acknowledged acquiring 42 guns — 23 of which were seized and forfeited to the government during the investigation. However, a co-defendant who became an informant told...
  • Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data show

    12/09/2016 2:46:14 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday. That marks an increase of nearly 5,000 deaths from 2014. Deaths involving powerful synthetic opiates, like fentanyl, rose by nearly 75 percent from 2014 to 2015.
  • CDC: Heroin Deaths Surpassed Firearm-Related Homicides in 2015

    12/09/2016 12:59:05 PM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Dec 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) numbers show heroin deaths surpassed firearm-related homicides for the first time ever in 2015. The number of heroin deaths was 12,989 and the number of firearm-related homicides was 12,979.
  • German arms company stops supplying weapons to NATO-member Turkey

    11/29/2016 6:00:37 AM PST · by jcon40 · 6 replies
    ARA News ^ | Nov 29, 16 | Not available
    German defense manufacturing company Heckler & Koch will stop providing arms to Turkey. “We only want to deliver to reliable countries, also not countries that are unequivocal democratic, not corrupt, and are part of NATO or close to NATO,” an anonymous employee of the organization told the German newspaper Die Welt. Turkey as a result was removed from the customer list. The change of strategy was justified by the fact that exporting permits to human rights violating countries is difficult or nearly impossible, and also to prevent negative headlines in the media. “The moral criticism of such exports can be...
  • Gun ownership data?

    11/03/2016 9:52:02 AM PDT · by stuck_in_new_orleans · 20 replies
    Hope some freepers can hopefully lend a hand. I am trying to find the best source for gun ownership by state. Is there a reputable source for this that someone can reccomend? Thanks.
  • Democrat Doctors Biased Against Guns in the Home

    10/17/2016 6:37:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A survey done at Yale, based on doctors political party registration, found that there was a significant difference in how Republican and Democrat doctors treated patients who owned guns. From wisconsingazette.com: And Democratic doctors were 66 percent more likely to say they’d urge parents of small children not to store guns in the home — while Republican doctors instead preferred to ask about safe storage of the firearms, concluded the survey, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “This was really an eye-opener,” said bioethicist Nancy Berlinger of The Hastings Center, a nonpartisan research institute. She wasn’t...
  • September 2016 Continues Record Breaking Gun Sales/NICS Background Checks

    10/10/2016 5:30:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In September, 2016 continued on its record breaking pace to become the year with the most gun sales ever.  September has maintained the pace from August. Both months broke records, but by a lower percentage than the rest of 2016.  The 2016 NICS checks are far ahead of those for 2015, the previous record holder. In 2015, the total NICS checks for the year were 23,141,970 .  In 2015, through September, they were 15,607,587 1,992,219 checks were done in September, 2016 making 19,872,694 checks done for 2016 so far.  2016 is about two months ahead of the 2015 record. ...
  • Gun-Show Customers’ License Plates Come Under Scrutiny

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

    09/21/2016 10:29:49 AM PDT · by Deek · 46 replies
    5th Circuit ^ | September 21, 2016 | 5th Circuit
    Plaintiffs-Appellants Defense Distributed and Second Amendment Foundation, Inc. have sued Defendants-Appellees, the United States Department of State, the Secretary of State, the DDTC, and various agency employees (collectively, the “State Department”), seeking to enjoin enforcement of certain laws governing the export of unclassified technical data relating to prohibited munitions. Because the district court concluded that the public interest in national security outweighs Plaintiffs-Appellants’ interest in protecting their constitutional rights, it denied a preliminary injunction, and they timely appealed. We conclude the district court did not abuse its discretion and therefore affirm.
  • Concealed carry without permit becomes law in Missouri

    09/14/2016 11:20:04 PM PDT · by Darth Gill · 62 replies
    Missourian ^ | 2016-09-14 | LUCILLE SHERMAN
    JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri became the latest state to allow residents to carry a concealed weapon without a permit when lawmakers supported the change Wednesday. Tense debate during the legislature's annual veto override session encompassed themes of race and class as lawmakers clashed over whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of Senate Bill 656. In the days leading up to the session the debate drew national attention, with organizations on both sides of the issues working to influence lawmakers. Another controversial part of the bill is its "stand your ground" provision, which will allow residents to use deadly force...
  • Keith A. Fournier: Gun Rights? Guns Have No Rights, People Do! Self Defense is a Human Right

    09/07/2016 10:14:56 AM PDT · by tcg · 6 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 9/07/2016 | Keith A Fournier
    ...We live in a precarious time in the United States of America. Many citizens are concerned about efforts to infringe upon the rights delineated in the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution. As a constitutional lawyer who spent much of my career defending the fundamental Rights to Life and Religious Freedom, I share their concern. However, one of those Rights is found in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which reads "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."......
  • Ever thought of Shooting a First Century Weapon?

    09/07/2016 7:02:38 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/7/2016 | J Hines
    That's right a weapon that was invented in the first century. First Century weapons have to be relics? Not really. Believe it or not, the flame thrower was invented in the First Century. the initial idea for the flame thrower came from the Greeks in the year 1 AD, taking the form of hand-pumped flamethrowers on board their naval ships. Later, the modern flame thrower, or Flamnenwerfer in German, showed up around 1901, and since was used extensively in WWII, Vietnam, and other conflicts. Nowadays, private ownership of flame throwers is not prohibited by federal law, but a few states...
  • A mother shot a 31-year-old man she found kissing her teen daughter, police say

    08/31/2016 4:30:25 PM PDT · by BBell · 82 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | 8/30/16 | Kristine Guerra
    A 31-year-old man found himself running from bullets after a mother found him in her 16-year-old daughter’s bedroom, police say. Valerie Fowler, of Paoli, Okla., shot Brandon Vail twice after she found him and her daughter kissing, according to an affidavit. Vail survived and was taken to a hospital by helicopter, while Fowler was arrested on charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon. The teen, who was identified in the affidavit as K.P., told police that her boyfriend had been coming over three times a week after her mother left for work at 5:30 a.m.But on Monday morning,...
  • Response Time “Zero”: Gun-Free Zones vs. Concealed Weapons

    08/14/2016 8:31:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/14/16 | Gary O. Perkins
    Current laws should be changed to allow concealed carry (CCW) permit holders to be armed in gun-free zones (GFZ). Two scenarios to consider: First, you have a CCW license and are out for a normal day. You find yourself in a GFZ. Therefore, you don’t have your gun as current law prohibits it. A shooting breaks out. Without your gun, what do you do? Do you flee or hide? Being unarmed, your options are limited. The outcome for you and fellow citizens may be completely out of your control. Although law enforcement in our nation is outstanding and officers are...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Tactic: Civil Firearms Forfeiture

    08/12/2016 6:31:32 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 81 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 8-12-2016 | Steven Maikoski
    If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, it is likely that your Second Amendment rights will mean nothing. The constitutional protections we have depended on for years have failed when the liberals control a court; and it is likely that Hillary will redefine all courts. The liberals’ successful record of civil asset forfeitures provides a fine example of how they can get around the constitutional protections provided by the Fifth and Second Amendments. In many civil asset forfeiture cases, the citizen has not been found guilty of any crime, but the government swoops in to seize—pardon me, to force the forfeiture...
  • Veto Gunmageddon (California Civil Rights)

    08/01/2016 8:43:04 PM PDT · by TheDon · 10 replies
    Veto Gunmageddon is a group of volunteers dedicated to overturning the recent draconian gun laws passed by the California legislature and signed by Governor Jerry Brown. We are gun owners from all over California who watched with disbelief as the California Legislature bypassed normal procedure to pass strict and clearly unconstitutional gun laws. We have come together and formed “VETO GUNMAGEDDON, CITIZENS OF CALIFORNIA WHO ARE OPPOSED TO PROPOSITION 63, ASSEMBLY BILLS 1135, 1511, 1695, 857 AND SENATE BILLS 880, 1235 AND 1446.  FPPC#1387279”. We are 100% volunteer, and our primary focus is to exercise the people’s veto (a referendum) to...
  • I Grew Up In A Home Without Guns. Here’s Why I Fought to Bring Them Onto My College Campus.

    08/01/2016 7:44:55 AM PDT · by Carthego delenda est · 20 replies
    The Trace ^ | July 30, 2016 | Antonia Okafor
    "It frustrates me that so many of my peers and professors have reacted so negatively. "I did not grow up around guns. "In fact, I was raised by a single mother who despised guns, in Carrollton, Texas, a relatively peaceful suburb of Dallas. "In grad school, my views evolved. I began to learn more about the prevalence of campus sexual assault in America, and I would sometimes leave class at 10 p.m., only to later hear about an assault on campus that night. I was sick of feeling like a potential victim. I had always been an advocate for providing...
  • PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: BE CAREFUL TO FOLLOW THE LAW ON GUN COMMERCE BOARDS!

    08/01/2016 7:01:16 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 38 replies
    8/1/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    I posted an advert on Armslist for the last firearm I own. These are tough times for me, I am unemployed and had no reserve fund. Thankfully, I just consummated the sale so now I can rest easy financially. I got a message: "I live in TN but work on GA. .....Would you be willing to sell it to me? Also, can you take pictures and send them to me? Thanks." Well THAT would break the law! My response: "I'm afraid not. .....but the law in Georgia (and perhaps federally) is that in order to sell a firearm in a...
  • Police: Man shot by Chicago cop answering call of someone threatening suicide

    07/11/2016 7:16:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 10, 2016 | Megan Crepeau
    Police: Man shot by Chicago cop answering call of someone threatening suicide Megan Crepeau Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune A Chicago police officer shot a man in the leg in Calumet Heights on the South Side early Sunday after getting a call from someone threatening suicide, authorities said. Just before 1:10 a.m., a person called 911 saying he was in a second-floor apartment in the 1800 block of East 87th Street and was going to kill himself, a source said. The caller said he had a 9mm handgun, according to the source. About 1:15 a.m., police arrived to assist with the...
  • House GOP to Promote Muslim Brotherhood, Gun Control Agenda this Week

    07/05/2016 8:20:17 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 05, 2016
    House GOP to Promote Muslim Brotherhood, Gun Control Agenda this Week Daniel Horowitz | July 05, 2016 In case you thought congressional Republicans would be infused with a fresh sense of constitutionalism, patriotism, and moral clarity on the heels of this Independence Day weekend, think again. House Republicans will continue their dyslexic response to Orlando by validating the Left’s entire premise regarding homeland security and guns. Last week, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (A, 97%) conducted a hearing which revealed that the Department of Homeland Security, at the behest of Muslim Brotherhood organizations, is deleting critical counter-terrorism research that would have...
  • Gun control Hypocrites will never end the push to disarm Americans

    07/03/2016 8:30:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/3/16 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Once again the American people are being inundated with the fallacy that more restrictive gun control legislation is necessary to protect us and keep us safe. As usual, liberals are doing all they can to take our guns in order to protect us from us, or rather them from the Constitution. We hear that it’s “for the children,” a standard and thoroughly fraudulent claim by the left to divide the country on the 2nd Amendment. The left champion narratives about “assault rifles” and “weapons of war” to instill fear in those who know nothing of firearms. A week ago, congressional...
  • The FDA is stockpiling military weapons — and it’s not alone

    07/02/2016 2:10:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 63 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 26, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    The FDA is stockpiling military weapons — and it’s not alone AMERICA’S GUN CULTURE has been a subject of intense interest and controversy for years, with concerns frequently raised about shadowy militias, paramilitary extremists, and unstable zealots in possession of alarming quantities of explosives and firearms. Amid the current din over assault weapons and body armor, consider one domestic organization’s fearsome arsenal of military-style equipment. In the space of eight years, the group amassed a stockpile of pistols, shotguns, and semiautomatic rifles, along with ample supplies of ammunition, liquid explosives, gun scopes, and suppressors. In its cache as well are...
  • San Francisco seeks to ban pension fund from investing in gun industry

    06/28/2016 6:07:31 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 23 replies
    KTVU ^ | Jun 28 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a measure that would ban the city employee retirement system from investing in companies that participate in firearm and ammunition manufacturing. The resolution by the supervisors could have a ripple effect throughout the country as the debate about gun control grows in the wake of a mass shooting in Orlando two weeks ago at a gay nightclub that left 50 people dead and several others injured. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is trying to gather support nationwide by asking the mayors of both Boston and New York...
  • After Home Invasion, Kelly McGillis Is Going to Conceal Carry Her ‘Top Gun’

    06/24/2016 8:17:17 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 29 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | June 24, 2016 | Bob Owens
    As a result of the attack, McGillis decided it was finally time for her to obtain her North Carolina concealed carry permit. I have decided to get a conceal and carry permit. And you can be sure I will be setting the alarm from here on out... For those of you on my feed that are telling me that getting a cc permit is not the best choice for me to make, well let me fill you in on a few things that have lead me to this decision. Which by the way, I have struggled over for a long...
  • Family Plans to Destroy Stockpile of Inherited Guns and Ammo Worth Millions, Lawyer Says.

    06/23/2016 5:20:45 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 152 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 22, 2016 | CATHERINE THORBECKE
    Family members set to inherit a stockpile of guns and ammunition, worth millions of dollars, plan to destroy the weapons "to send a message," their attorney Daniel Brookman told ABC News today. "They want these instruments of death to be destroyed," Brookman said. "They don’t want these weapons out on the street." Jeffrey A. Lash, of Pacific Palisades, California, died last summer of natural causes, but left behind a stockpile of more than 1,500 guns, 6.5 tons of ammunition and nearly $250,000 in cash, according to local ABC-owned station KABC-TV. All of the purchases were legally made, KABC reported.
  • Joe Biden To Gun Grabbers: Keep Fighting To Ban "Civilian Ownership" Of AR-15

    06/22/2016 4:37:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    Vice President Joe Biden released a video Monday urging gun grabbers to keep fighting for a ban on “civilian ownership” of AR-15s, regardless of the Senate vote on gun control. Hours later, gun control was voted down in the Senate, but Biden wants the focus on AR-15s to remain.
  • "You are at war and your government cannot protect you"

    06/17/2016 9:01:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/17/16 | Billy Beck
    The First Rate website Sipsey Street Irregulars posted the following Facebook piece written by Billy Beck. The Coach’s Team brings his brief warning to our readers in its entirety. Billy Beck "You are at war, and your government cannot protect you. The enemy is far too committed and nimble for any of the government's force to turn quickly enough and face any given attack until it's upon you: right there in the same room with you. You must integrate the fact that if the enemy attacks, then *you* are at the front, and you must learn to act with every...
  • Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence (UMC goes full retard on guns)

    06/13/2016 8:24:28 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    UMC website ^ | 13 JUNE 16 | A UMC.org Feature by Joe Iovino
    “Pray for Orlando" we read on Facebook and Twitter. Prayer is vitally important, but is there more we can do? As United Methodist Christians, we mourn with the victims and families of those wounded and killed in the shootings on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. We may even pray and wonder if anything could have been done to avert this heinous act. But should we do more? Is there anything that can be done to keep something similar from happening in the future? While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem....
  • Turning Wisconsin orange on National Gun Violence Awareness Day (barf alert)

    06/02/2016 4:46:32 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 19 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 02 june 2016 | Jeri Bonavia
    After the shooting of 9-year-old Za'layia Jenkins, her family, friends and neighbors rallied and marched for peace. It was the children, though, who sent a particularly poignant, powerful message when they joined the rally-cry: "We're fighting for the right to grow up!" In a state where at least 408 children have been gunned down since 1999, we must listen to our children's urgent message, and we must take meaningful action. That is why today, the second-annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Wisconsinites from every corner of the state are joining caring people from across the country in rising up and...
  • 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 · 60 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 state’s 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 Maine’s 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, Maine’s 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 referendum’s 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...
  • AR-15; .223 round - info for criminal case. HELP PLEASE!

    05/02/2016 2:25:05 PM PDT · by Chasaway · 158 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, Ohio—On 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 pastor’s phone beeped with a text message from an anguished parishioner. Andre Taylor, the church member’s great-nephew, had been shot and killed. “Dre had just turned 16,” the message on the Rev. Ira Acree’s phone read. “I think that it’s 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 parishioner’s 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...