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  • Now Among Largest Firearms Investors, Soros in Gun Control Scheme to Dump Stocks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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