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  • The $1,200 Machine That Lets Anyone Make a Metal Gun at Home

    10/01/2014 9:26:49 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 20 replies
    W I R E D ^ | 10.01.14 6:30 am | Andy Greenberg
    WIRED.COM can not be linked to or excerpted according to 'Da Rulz', but I wanted to pass on that the site has an article up about how the creator of the 'plastic gun' has now come up with a computer-controlled milling machine that can create an AR-15 lower receiver. More details at site... Ignore the link above, it only leads to the FR index page. The link to read the article is here: http://www.wired.com/2014/10/cody-wilson-ghost-gunner/
  • For Gun Shop Owners, It’s No Longer Hip to Be ‘Square’ (Operation Choke Point at it AGAIN)

    09/25/2014 5:06:50 AM PDT · by MikeinMotley · 23 replies
    DailySignal.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Jennifer Kerns
    It’s white. It’s square. And at 1-by-1 inch in diameter, it is the perfect accoutrement to any entrepreneur’s smartphone. With its quick swipe capability and ultimate portability, the high-tech Square Reader credit-card processor has become an invaluable tool in today’s economy. How high-tech credit card vendors and customers get their Second Amendment rights infringed. Taxi drivers use it—as do trade-show vendors, online retailers and home contractors. It is, as the company’s slogan says, a “small credit card reader” that offers “big possibilities.” But some of those big possibilities are apparently being foreclosed by the Obama administration. Last summer, around the...
  • Washington DC Maintains Its Prohibition on the Second Amendment

    09/19/2014 1:19:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Washington DC has been ordered to allow concealed handguns… But, c’mon, let’s not get carried away. I mean, why on Earth would we rush to allow such American freedoms in America’s capitol, right? Following in the footsteps of liberal enclaves like Boston, New York, and the People’s Republic of California, Washington DC is paying lip service to the Second Amendment by crafting a “May Issue” concealed carry rule.Essentially, the rule amounts to an arbitrary case-by-case determination of concealed carry applications, where applicants will be asked to provide a “legitimate” reason for carrying a gun. According to WJLA:The District is seeking to...
  • After 30 Years Of Lies, NY Times Admits “Assault Weapons Are A Myth”

    09/15/2014 3:34:10 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 21 replies
    Bearing Arms via Ace of Spades ^ | Sept 13, 2014 | Bob Owens
    In a stunning op-ed released Friday, the NY Times finally admitted that “assault weapons” are a made-up political term fabricated by anti-gun Democrats. Op-ed writer Lois Beckett also admitted that once the term was manufactured and used to outlaw a class of weapons that dishonest anti-gun Democrats had used to con an entire nation, nothing happened . It was much the same in the early 1990s when Democrats created and then banned a category of guns they called “assault weapons.” America was then suffering from a spike in gun crime and it seemed like a problem threatening everyone. Gun murders...
  • Why does the left keep aiming at our guns?

    09/13/2014 10:58:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/13/14 | Doug Book
    In 1996, Washington Post reporter and FOX News’ faux-conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer wrote “…the [Clinton Administration’s] assault weapons ban will have no significant effect either on the crime rate or on personal security. Nonetheless, it is a good idea . . . . Its only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation.” Of course, Krauthammer soon learned that the American people cannot be “desensitized” to the left’s arrogant enterprises of would-be gun theft. On the contrary, recent in-your-face efforts by gun control zealots to...
  • U.N. gun resolution defeated but 46 Senators voted in favor of gun confiscation!

    09/10/2014 8:44:11 AM PDT · by klb99 · 52 replies
    Received this email today......speaks for itself. HOORAY a 53-46 vote. The U.N. Resolution 2117 lists 21 points dealing with firearms control, but perhaps of most interest is point number 11. It: "CALLS FOR MEMBER STATES TO SUPPORT WEAPONS COLLECTION and DISARMAMENT of all UN countries". By a 53-46 vote - The U.S. Senate voted against the U.N. resolution. HOORAY. This is that brief, glorious moment in history when everyone stands around...reloading. Now, Which 46 Senators Voted to Destroy Us? Well, let their names become known ! See below .. If you vote in one of the states listed with these...
  • CA SB808 Need Help from Fellow Gun Owners Here

    I have been going across forums associated with gun owners in CA (i.e. Calgunst.net) with other fellow members seeking support from the firearms community in regard to a situation we have in CA. Recently, the overzealous anti-gun DeLeon had put together a bill called SB808, which requires us to register any home-built firearms and 80% receivers as firearms regardless if they are complete or not. This includes applying for serial numbers from the ATF. It's currently not a federal requirement to register a non-serialized firearm built from an 80% receiver. California is seeking to not only require any and all...
  • A Gun-Loving Farewell to Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    09/05/2014 5:57:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Bloomberg seems to be throwing in the towel. Apparently the financially savvy former Mayor of the Big Apple is saying “no mas” to continued attacks on the Second Amendment. With fully armed security, the East Coast Nannycrat is retreating to his private business at Bloomberg LP. Most gun rights activists are lifting a glass in celebration. A man of Bloomberg’s fame (and fortune) certainly deserves a personalized send-off into anonymity… And so, I offer this humble eulogy to his avid disrespect for my personal safety:Dear Ernst Stavro Blofeld Michael Bloomberg;It’s been fun, Mikey. Thanks for the laughs, the entertainment, and the...
  • Chicago Crime Rate Drops, Thanks To Concealed Carry

    09/03/2014 8:13:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    More Guns, Less Crime: Since Illinois began issuing concealed-carry permits this year, robberies, burglaries, car thefts and, yes, even murder, are down significantly. Last month, when an 86-year-old Crestwood, Ill., man decided to visit his local phone store, he arrived to find a robbery underway. After staying outside to keep others from entering the store, he saw the suspect fleeing through a back door. He pursued the suspect, legal firearm in hand, stopped him, then held him until police arrived to make the arrest. The actions of the unidentified law-abiding citizen were made possible by Illinois becoming the 50th and...
  • Autopsy Finds 6 Shots Killed Teen; Ferguson Protest March Ends in Chaos

    08/17/2014 10:45:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old whose shooting by a police officer set off more than a week of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was struck by at least six bullets, including two to the head, according to a former New York City medical examiner. The autopsy results came as a march protesting Mr. Brown's Aug. 9 death erupted in chaos Sunday night when police forced back demonstrators in a cloud of smoke and a hail of sizzling canisters. Michael M. Baden, who conducted a second, private autopsy Sunday for the Brown family, said wounds to the head and brain were the...
  • Autopsy: Michael Brown Was Shot 6 Times

    08/18/2014 3:41:30 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 97 replies
    Newser ^ | Aug 18, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    The results of a private autopsy on Michael Brown may escalate tensions in Ferguson, Missouri even further: The examiner says the unarmed teenager was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, and all the bullets came from the front, reports the New York Times. Pathologist Michael Baden, New York City's former chief medical examiner, says all the bullets were fired from at least one or two feet away, and one bullet—apparently the last one fired—hit the top of the 18-year-old's head.
  • DC Defines Pepper Spray as a Firearm

    08/04/2014 7:17:24 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 04, 2014 | Crystal Wright
    Just when I thought the District of Columbia government couldn’t stoop to new lows of incompetence and non-sensical behavior, it does. Apparently, self-defense spray is defined as a firearm in DC and must be registered by its owner with the Metropolitan Police Department. I kid you not! You heard me correctly. The DC Police wants to make it even more difficult for people, especially women, in a town where it’s tortuous to purchase a gun to use in self-defense. Recently, US District Judge Frederick J. Schulling Jr. ruled DC’s ban on people carrying guns in public was unconstitutional. Yet, DC...
  • Officer takes cover as man with concealed carry permit fires at suspect

    07/29/2014 1:08:02 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 07/29/2014 | Carlos Sadovi
    A man with a concealed carry permit shot at an armed robbery suspect who was running from a cell phone store in Crestwood, prompting an officer who was also chasing the suspect to take cover, police said. The man with the permit told police he was about to step inside an AT&T store at 4756 W. Cal-Sag Road around noon Saturday when he noticed the store was being robbed, Crestwood police said in a statement. The man said he stayed outside to prevent anyone from entering, police said. After he saw the suspect leaving through a back door, he entered...
  • Axelle Despiegelaere: World Cup Fan's Model Gig Ends After Hunting Pic

    07/11/2014 5:47:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11 Jul 2014 | Morgan Chilson
    Axelle Despiegelaere, the Belgian teenager who landed a modeling gig with L’Oreal after pictures of her at the World Cup went viral, filmed one video and was apparently released by L'Oreal.. after a controversial Facebook post of her apparently big-game hunting came to light. Despiegelaere shot to international notoriety when photos of her in Red Devil gear on June 22 as she cheered on her team went viral. She announced the deal with L'Oreal this week. But just as quickly, things turned the other direction when she posted a photo of herself with a hunting rifle next to a dead...
  • 3D Printed Semi-auto Ruger Pistol is Assembled and Fired – ‘If you take my gun, I’ll print another!’

    07/10/2014 10:31:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    3D Print.com blog ^ | July 7, 2014 | Whitney Hipolite
    When 3D printing is discussed, one of the most debated topics is that of 3D printed weaponry, specifically guns. Last year, Solid Concepts created a 3D Printed replica of a 1911 pistol. At the time, it brought up quite a bit of debate, as the 3D printing of guns could severely undermine national and world-wide security. If anyone with a 3D printer could print an operational gun, then what good are laws that prevent people from obtaining guns? TodayÂ’s consumer level 3D printers can, for the most part, only print in plastic or plastic-like materials. Many people argue that guns...
  • Target Joins the Anti-Gun Movement

    07/03/2014 7:28:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Well… I’m starting to run out of places to shop. Target Corporation (TGT) made the announcement on Wednesday that they have acquiesced to the Bloomberg fanatics who believe no-one should be armed while shopping. The company (politely) asked customers to keep their guns at home the next time they wander in for a DVD or Cuisinart. Of course, it’s not all bad news. After all, a Target store in San Antonio recently booted anti-gun activists from its store. The Bloomberg inspired group, Moms Demand Action (moms I know carry .380 automatics), was asked to leave the premises as they petitioned...
  • This 4th of July, Forget the Fireworks, Safely fire Your Weapons Instead: 1776 Protest

    07/03/2014 4:31:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 80 replies
    Vanity ^ | 3 July 14 | Xzins
    Obviously, the safety issue is very important. But, I don't know a single gun owner who doesn't know when and where he/she can safely fire their weapons. Why do it? 1. America’s revolution was an armed revolution -- and not a fireworks display -- that led to the freedom of this nation. People died. People gave 'their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.' 2. Fireworks are nice, pretty, a crowd pleaser. And, for a country that understands their past, present, and future freedom, fireworks are a good reminder. When our own Veterans Administration can't remember that "Independence Day" is...
  • More Job Killing Policies from the Anti-Gun Crowd

    06/09/2014 6:53:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Most gun control schemes do little, if anything, to positively effect change in criminal trends. In fact, such schemes have largely proven to be economically illiterate attempts to restrict and regulate the private ownership of firearms. And examples of the bad economics of gun control just keep piling up. I know, I know: Not everything is about the bottom line; but when the bottom line suffers in a misguided attempt to forward useless gun bans, I think it starts to matter a little bit more. In the latest example of gun-control killing private businesses, Century International Arms is laying off...
  • Should You Threaten the Use of Deadly Force and Fire Warning Shots?

    05/31/2014 9:23:36 AM PDT · by FlashBack · 54 replies
    USA Carry ^ | May 21, 2014 | Col (Dr) Benjamin Findley
    Should you fire a warning shot when confronted by an attacker? In some states it is legal to fire a warning shot and in others it is not. For example, California Penal Code 246.3 (negligent discharge of firearms) prohibits firing a gun in a grossly negligent manner, like a warning shot. As a felony conviction, it provides for up to 3 years in prison and a maximum of $10,000 fine. It is also a felony in New Hampshire, Tennessee, and several other states to fire a warning shot with similar penalties, if you are not justified. A friend in North...
  • California's Strictest Gun Laws Didn't Stop ElliotRodger

    05/28/2014 9:48:11 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 28,2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Guns: The Santa Barbara shooter had legally purchased and registered firearms, and passed prior questioning by the police who saw no danger to himself or others. More gun laws won't stop the next such shooter, either. It is eerie how the mental health of the shooter consistently seems to emerge as a key factor in mass shootings such as the rampage by Elliot Rodger, who killed six and wounded 13 on Friday. The shooter had been in therapy since age 8 and police had been warned by his parents to check him out. Yet few liberals cry for tougher mental...
  • Can Colt Firearms Survive?

    05/24/2014 8:35:48 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 54 replies
    I recently had occasion to read through the S.E.C. 10Q filing for the newly formed Colt Defense, which is a limited liability corporation comprised of New Colt Holding, Colt Manufacturing, Colt Defense Technical Services, Colt Canada, Colt Finance, & Colt International among others. The merged company has brought the manufacture of Colt long guns and Colt hand guns together into a single enterprise, however the company reported a loss in the most recent quarter and the sale of long guns was reported down more than 50% from a year ago (~24million in Q1 2014 vs ~52million Q1 2013). Some of...
  • Bureau of Land Management Bids for Submachine Guns

    05/15/2014 6:59:35 AM PDT · by ZULU · 45 replies
    Federal Government ^ | May 7, 2014 | Linda F. Josey,
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, located in Washington, DC, pursuant to the authority of FAR Part 13, has a requirement for the commerical acquisition of submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W, ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot burts trigger group, Tritium night sights for front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore grip) and scope (top rear), stock-collapsilbe or folding, magazine - 30 rd. capacity, sling, light weight, and oversized trigger guard for gloved operation.
  • What prompted Hillary to threaten America’s gun owners?

    05/13/2014 9:00:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 66 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/13/14 | Doug Book
    On May 7th, an apoplectic CNN attempted to provide cover for Hillary Clinton after her unprovoked assault on 100 million American gun owners. Speaking before the National Council for Behavioral Health, Hillary stated that the nation’s “gun culture” had gotten “way out of balance.” “We’ve got to rein in what has become an almost article of faith that anybody can have a gun anywhere, anytime” added Clinton. “I don’t believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people.” “She’s talking in the context of mental health,” claimed CNN talking head John King in the hope of...
  • "Nobody Wants to Take Your Guns"

    05/06/2014 10:37:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/6/14 | Doug Book
    There is nothing so dependably disingenuous as a liberal who proclaims a willingness to have an honest debate or engage in a legitimate compromise. For decades spent in the practice of calculated deceit have made truth a foreign concept to these unprincipled vermin. And no subject has been the cause of more outright dishonesty from the left than the right to keep and bear arms. For decades, liberals have begun each new call for “common sense” gun legislation by reassuring gun owning, 2nd Amendment supporting Americans that nobody wants to take their guns. “No one is seriously proposing to ban...
  • ATF, Chicago Columnist Whine About Alpha Girls Firearms Fashion Show

    05/05/2014 12:16:20 PM PDT · by rjsimmon · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/5/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Karen Bartuch is a former Chicago law enforcement officer (police work runs in the family, her brother is a cop too) who has worked everything from patrol, gang and tactical teams, undercover, surveillance, intelligence and counter-terrorism to serving as a policy advisor to the superintendent of police. She's also the founder and CEO of Alpha Girls LLC and the Women's Tactical Association, a self-defense training company specifically focused on teaching women the skills they need to defend themselves.
  • What is the Legal Risk of Buying a Gun at a Turn In (aka a buy back)?

    04/27/2014 11:19:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    AmmoLand blog ^ | April 27, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In most of the United States, it has always been legal to buy and sell firearms privately without any paperwork. \Private sales are not required to go through a Federal Firearms License (FFL). It is against the law to build or maintain a Federal firearms registry. One of the purposes of this restriction is to insure against firearms confiscation by the Federal government. There are a few states that have effectively banned private sales. California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, and Rhode Island, are six states that require that private parties have a background check conducted by the government before...
  • Liberal Crime Victim Asks Left-Wing NY Village Voice Columnist ... Should I Buy a Gun?

    04/24/2014 8:14:15 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    Village Voice ^ | Wednesday, Apr 23 2014 | Andrew W.K.
    Ask Andrew W.K.: Should I Buy a Gun? Dear Andrew, I’ve always been a staunch opponent of guns, but my home has been broken into twice in the last six weeks. Now I’m think- ing about purchasing a gun to protect my family and home. My wife is very much against this idea, and we fight about it of- ten. I completely understand where she’s coming from, as her views on the dangers of owning a gun used to be my own. What do you think? Should I get a gun? One Shot Dear One Shot, Guns are intense. They...
  • 2 former LA deputies accused of planting guns

    04/24/2014 7:46:04 AM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies
    AP ^ | April 23, 2014 | Wire
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were charged with planting guns at a medical marijuana dispensary, resulting in the arrest of a man who was sentenced to six months in jail, authorities announced Wednesday. Julio Cesar Martinez, 39, and Anthony Manuel Paez, 32, were charged last week with conspiracy and alteration of evidence by a peace officer while on duty in 2011. Martinez also is charged with perjury and filing a false report.
  • Watch & Learn From These Epic Gun Failures (VIDEO)

    04/13/2014 8:36:45 AM PDT · by TheProducer · 26 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/13/14 | Austin Petersen
    Everyone has the right to keep and bear arms in the United States, but that doesn’t necessarily mean everyone should. This collection of gun failures is a lesson in gun safety for anyone who thinks that guns are some kind of toy. From gangbangers to glamour girls, this video is a “how-not-to” lesson in gun safety 101. Listen ladies and gentleman, don’t make it easier for the liberal gun grabbers to try and deprive us of the right to bear arms by behaving like the people in these videos. Always treat every gun as if it’s loaded. Never, ever point...
  • CNN’s Piers Morgan Signs Off With Final Blast At U.S. Gun Laws

    03/28/2014 8:57:48 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 61 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Lisa De Moraes
    Piers Morgan wrapped his three-year CNN run tonight with (gasp!) a full hour of discussion about the missing plane. But in his four-minute final remarks, he couldn’t resist taking a parting shot at the NRA.
  • Alabama congressional candidate shoots up Obamacare bill in new ad

    03/26/2014 7:13:09 PM PDT · by Radio Free Tuscaloosa · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 26, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    An Alabama congressional candidate uses a .40 Glock pistol, a .270 Cooper rifle and an AR-15 to destroy a copy of the Obamacare bill in a new video released by his campaign. The message in candidate Will Brooke’s video, shared first with The Daily Caller on Wednesday, is clear: Republicans have been successful in taking shots at Obamacare, but it’s going to take “more extreme measures” to get rid of it. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/26/alabama-congressional-candidate-shoots-up-obamacare-bill-in-new-ad-video/#ixzz2x7nwK5ha
  • The National Knife Association

    03/25/2014 7:55:35 PM PDT · by Noremac · 40 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | March 25, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    Since the sensationalized reports in American mass media of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the earlier movie theater killing in Aurora, Colorado and the rampage at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C., there has been a renewed focus on passing new legislation making acquiring a firearm more difficult and building a bureaucratic paper trail on citizens purchasing them. So far none of it has gotten any traction, but we're only another sensationalized event away from a new salvo against gun owners. The rationale for the proposed hindrances of average citizens and their lawful rights to own firearms is that some...
  • Ninth Circuit Makes Hawaii a Shall-Issue State

    03/21/2014 12:09:59 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 18 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | March 20, 2014 | Dan Zimmerman
    The Peruta dominos continue to fall. In an earlier decision in Baker v Kealoha, a District Court refused to rule in favor of the plaintiff, Christopher Baker. Baker had moved for an injunction against various Hawaii state agencies that had denied him a carry license. As a Ninth Circuit panel summed up the District Court’s rationale, the District Court denied the motion because, “Baker was not likely to establish that Hawaii’s restrictions on carrying firearms in public were unconstitutional under the Second Amendment, and therefore, Baker was not likely to succeed on the merits.” But that was pre-Peruta . ....
  • IL Democrat Introduces Bill to Register All Firearms

    03/12/2014 6:08:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    The Gateway Pundit | 3/12/14 | Jim Hoft
    Gun owners know that registration always leads to confiscation. Joseph Stalin’s firearms confiscation was a tremendous success for the Socialist state. Under the Tsar, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. That all changed when Stalin and the communists took control. Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people… after he took their guns. (Zinnfigur)
  • Deputies Shoot, Kill Man Armed with Guns Along Antelope Road

    03/03/2014 12:11:27 AM PST · by RC one · 38 replies
    Fox40.com ^ | 3/2/2014 | Sam Cohen
    Around 2:15 a.m., Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies got several calls from people living near Antelope and Walerga Roads who heard gunshots. While deputies were on their way to check it out, they got more calls reporting a man walking near Antelope Road with a gun. The man, in his late 20s, was walking near Don Julio Boulevard with an assault rifle when deputies asked him to drop the weapon. According to the deputies, the man refused to drop the rifle, and pulled a second gun from inside his jacket, and pointed it at them. Both deputies shot at the man;...
  • Ugo Beretta: Maryland Disrespects Us And Gun Owners

    02/21/2014 4:46:34 AM PST · by Renfield · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2-4-2014 | Ugo Beretta
    My family has operated our business from the same small town in northern Italy for 500 years. This means that when we make a commitment to a local community, our hope is to do so for decades, if not centuries, to come. We apply this same philosophy to all of our factories and locations throughout the world. Such a commitment is not a one-way street, though. In return for our investment in jobs, facilities and assistance to the local economy, we ask for respect and a supportive business climate. We deserve such respect. We make the standard sidearm for the...
  • Achieved My Illinois CCW Firearms Certification Today

    02/16/2014 4:06:38 PM PST · by usconservative · 52 replies
    Self ^ | Feb. 15th 2014 | USConservative
    In Illinois, we're required to have 16 hours Classroom and Firearms training in order to achieve Certification, required to apply for an receive a Conceal/Carry Weapons permit. Today my wife and I completed my training by achieving my Firearms Certification, scoring 100% on the firearms portion of the test. All shots center mass / kill shots. Upon getting home this afternoon, we scanned in our Certification paperwork and uploaded to the Illinois State Police, completing filing of our CCW Permits.
  • Hartford Courant demands blood in the streets if that's what it takes for firearms confiscation.

    02/15/2014 8:13:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    sipsey street irregulars ^ | 2/15/14 | Dutchman 6
    Hartford Courant demands blood in the streets if that's what it takes for firearms confiscation. Only thing is, they don't seem to believe that it will be THEIR risk they're running. Silly sods. "State Can't Let Gun Scofflaws Off Hook -- Gun Registration: Break the law, pay the price." I don't think they appreciate the dimensions of the problem Lawlor and Malloy have made for themselves.But the bottom line is that the state must try to enforce the law. Authorities should use the background check database as a way to find assault weapon purchasers who might not have registered...
  • Annie Get Your Gun a symbol for America’s armed women

    02/13/2014 1:22:49 PM PST · by usalady · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 13, 2013 | Martha
    While some American women have fallen victim to the idea that the government will take care of them from the cradle to the grave there are others who have learned how to use firearms to protect themselves and their families.
  • Gun Control: More Bad Economic Policy from Liberal Democrats

    02/10/2014 5:35:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    States that have adopted gun control are now, in addition to killing the freedom to which Americans have grown accustomed, killing jobs. More than simply being bad public-safety-policy, gun control is shaping up to be bad economic policy. Beretta has announced that they will be moving their Maryland manufacturing facility to a state more amicable to firearm production. In an open letter, the CEO of the world famous firearm manufacturer articulated his reason for leaving Maryland in no uncertain terms: My family has operated our business from the same small town in northern Italy for 500 years. This means that...
  • Megalast Ball (Perfect bounce target)

    01/24/2014 6:03:07 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 18 replies
    JW Pet ^ | Today | Self
    Megalast Ball Our big idea with the Megalast Ball is that it’s made in the USA with innovative, tough Megalastomer, our TPR, Thermo Plastic Rubber.
  • Gun Auction Site GunBroker.com Marks Industry Milestone with $3 Billion in Sales

    01/11/2014 8:06:01 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/10/2014 | Kerry Picket
    GunBroker.com, the world's largest gun auction website, announced Friday it reached a historic occasion since its launch in 1999. The online firearms and shooting gear auction site reached $3 billion in online sales.
  • Dallas Store Manager Shoots at 5 Armed Robbers Police Arrive 74 Minutes Later

    01/02/2014 6:27:59 AM PST · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 1, 2014
    Dallas Store Manager Fends Off 5 Armed Robbers with .38 Revolver, Wounding One; Police Arrive 74 Minutes LaterA Dallas store manager using his handgun to fend off an attempted robbery by five armed robbers. There's also audio of the 911 call from the Dallas store manager asking for police help because of the robbery. Reports indicate he asked for police to come because the armed men had tried to rob his store. The store manager shot at the men with a .38 Caliber revolver, sending the robbers scurrying away, and wounding one of them twice. But his call was misclassified...
  • Christie declines to defend N.J. gun laws, sparking criticism

    12/31/2013 6:35:48 AM PST · by ZULU · 41 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | December 31, 2013 | Salvador Rizzo
    Gov. Chris Christie’s administration declined to defend two of New Jersey’s toughest gun laws in a high-profile case decided Monday by a state appeals court.
  • EPA Pushes Gun Control Through Green Ammo Mandate

    12/27/2013 9:36:07 AM PST · by raptor22 · 49 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 27, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: Thanks to government regulations, the closing of the last U.S. lead smelter and a push for "green" lead-free ammunition, ammo prices will skyrocket. Does the Second Amendment threaten the environment? Having been stymied by court defeats such as the Supreme Court's deciding that the Second Amendment does indeed confer a right to keep and bear arms on individuals throughout the United States, advocates of a gun-free America and a disarmed citizenry are taking a different approach: Go after the ammunition through regulations that stifle domestic production and force the use of more expensive and eco-friendly substitutes. Expanded regulations...
  • Tens of Thousands of D.C. Gun Owners Forced to Re-Register Firearms (within 90 days)

    12/18/2013 5:30:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 12/17/13 | Mark Segraves
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Big changes for gun owners in the nation’s capital will impact tens of thousands of law-abiding citizens, many of whom have no idea the change is coming. The new requirement for gun owners in the District goes into effect next year and failure to comply could mean jail time. Starting Jan. 1 all registered gun owners in D.C. must re-register their firearms within 90 days. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says notices will start going out to gun owners soon.
  • Second Amendment Resurgence

    12/18/2013 5:30:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2013 | Bob Barr
    John Cooke holds two 30-round magazines in his hands. In one hand is a 30-round magazine purchased before July 1st, when Colorado’s new gun laws took effect and banned purchases of magazines larger than 15-rounds. In his other hand is a 30-round magazine that “maybe” (Cooke is not getting into specifics) was purchased after the deadline. Two magazines, virtually identical in every aspect, except one is legal and the other is not. Cooke, who serves as Sheriff of Colorado’s Weld County, says that’s exactly his point. His deputies cannot enforce the law if the law is so vague as...
  • North Florida Coed Wins Second Amendment Victory

    12/13/2013 4:33:54 PM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 13, 2013 | IBD Editorials
    Second Amendment: A Florida appeals court rules that colleges can't ban students from having guns on campus for self-protection, bringing us one step closer to the day schools are predator-free, not-gun-free zones. Alexandria Lainez won't be able to carry her firearm around campus in her purse or book bag, but she can keep it in her car parked on campus, available for self-protection, or in case a madman decides to shoot up the University of North Florida. Florida's 1st Court of Appeals ruled that the school was violating a 2011 state law that pre-empted the regulation of guns by local...
  • Newtown anniversary: US schools keep trying wrong fixes...

    12/11/2013 2:10:19 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/11/2013 | Bill Dedman
    Full Title: "Newtown anniversary: US schools keep trying wrong fixes to deter school shootings, experts say." It happened after Columbine, after Virginia Tech, and after Newtown, too. After every massacre in a school, Americans grasp at quick cures. Let's install metal detectors and give guns to teachers. Let's crack down on troublemakers, weeding out kids who fit the profile of a gunman. Let's buy bulletproof whiteboards for the students to scurry behind, or train kids to throw erasers or cans of soup at an attacker.
  • Smith & Wesson Can Still Defy the Odds

    12/10/2013 4:58:06 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 10, 2013 | Spencer Jakab
    Ahead of the Tape Smith & Wesson Can Still Defy the Odds By Spencer Jakab Updated Dec. 10, 2013 12:17 a.m. ET America's largest gun maker will get some extra attention this week. Four days after it unveils fiscal second-quarter results on Tuesday, the nation will mark the anniversary of last December's school massacre in Newtown, Conn. The shooting's effect on Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.'s SWHC -0.08% financial fortunes shows how wrong the market's initial reaction was. The stock fell sharply as the grisly details of the rampage emerged, but it has bounced back by 58% since its trough...