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  • Man shoots at armadillo, bullet hits mother-in-law

    04/15/2015 10:39:43 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 40 replies
    walb. ^ | April 14, 2015 | Tara Herrschaft
    LEE CO., GA Authorities say a woman was accidentally shot by her son-in-law while he was trying to shoot an armadillo. The incident had a lot of people scratching their heads- even law enforcement. "Just the circumstances, just all the way around, the whole situation was unusual," said Investigator Bill Smith with the Lee county Sheriff's Office. The shooting happened Sunday night on Gosa Road. Lee County Sheriff's deputies said 54-year-old Larry McElroy was outside when he fired his 9 mm pistol at the armadillo. The bullet killed the animal, but also ricocheted off of it, hit a fence, went...
  • Corroborating details emerging on backroom gun deal with ATF

    04/12/2015 11:18:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Examiner ^ | 4/12/15 | David Codrea
    “Sipsey Street Irregulars can now confirm the broad outlines of a story first disclosed two days ago,” colleague Mike Vanderboegh reported Sunday from the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville. “Last week, a secret deal involving the National Rifle Association lobbying arm and brokered by politicians of both national political parties was struck in Washington DC that would save the ATF from the political and legal consequences of its own regulatory errors. “In the process, this deal would broaden the language of the 1968 Gun Control Act regarding ‘sporting purposes’ and allow ATF to extract itself from the potentially catastrophic political...
  • The M-60 Lays Down a Lot of Lead

    04/07/2015 5:48:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 6, 2015 | Paul Richard Huard
    Perhaps no other firearm is so closely associated with the Vietnam War — or pop culture spin-offs — as the M-60 general purpose machine gun. Portrayals of the M-60 in the hands of American soldiers range from the sublime dignity expressed by the “Three Soldiers” statue in Washington D.C., to the over-the-top destruction of the fictional town of Hope, Wash., by Sylvester Stallone’s character John Rambo in the film First Blood.
  • Support for Gun Control

    04/03/2015 9:21:26 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    isidewith ^ | 10/2014
    Congressional District results from 2,360,162 voters since Oct 2014 for the question "Do you support increased gun control?"
  • Quebec is not allowed to preserve gun registry data, will create its own

    03/27/2015 10:19:52 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 13 replies
    CTV Montreal ^ | March 27, 2015 | staff reporter
    The Supreme Court has ruled the federal government is allowed to destroy the long-gun registry data pertaining to Quebec, so the province is going to spend tens of millions of dollars to create its own from scratch. Quebec Public Security Minister Lise Theriault reacted with dismay on Friday to the Supreme Court's decision that the federal government can flush the data it has on long gun owners in the province. She says Quebec had no choice but to create its own database to keep track of weapons.
  • The Fascinating Unexpected Thing That Happened to Kroger After They Told MDA to Get Lost

    03/25/2015 1:53:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 106 replies
    You’ve got to love it when a corporation who’s intimately involved with everyday Americans decides to stand up for their rights.Not all corporations  will, in fact, many large corporations have caved in and told Moms Demand Action they’ll do anything they want so they can keep their gun hating credit cards in their stores.Well the interesting thing is that’s actually not a good way gain business.Check out the story below about what Kroger told Moms Demand Action and then notice the interesting results from their refusal to cave. During a March 25 appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Kroger CFO Michael Schlotman...
  • FBI figures tweaked to show phony increase in mass shootings, report says

    03/24/2015 4:04:35 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 13 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 24, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Crime stats published by the FBI and relied upon by the media distort the gun violence and leave the public with the impression "mass shooting" incidents are a much bigger threat than they really are, according to a criminologist and Second Amendment scholar. The bureau's annual reports tabulating and classifying a wide range of crime throughout the nation have been historically free of politics, but John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, said the latest statistics contain numbers that are misleading at best and deliberately fudged at worst. Lott believes the numbers may have been presented to overstate...
  • What one gun can do against tyranny.

    03/18/2015 6:35:27 PM PDT · by hal ogen · 22 replies
    I searched but am unable to find reference to the article on what one gun can do against tyranny. Can anyone help? Thanks.
  • Canadian Prime Minister, “Guns Important To Safety, And Slow Police Response”

    03/17/2015 10:13:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 3/15/2015 | Tim
    When asked about new firearms legislation at an event in Saskatoon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said there are too many restrictions on gun ownership, which he added is important for the livelihoods of rural people, recreation and personal safety according to CTV. “My wife’s from a rural area and obviously gun ownership wasn’t just for the farm, but was for a certain level of security when you’re a ways away from immediate police assistance,” he said during a question-and-answer session with the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities.
  • LaPierre: 'Next 700 days are the most dangerous' for 2nd Amendment

    03/09/2015 1:13:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    Washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 3-8-2015 | Paul Bedard
    The National Rifle Association is warning that the administration's plan to ban one type of AR-15 ammo is just the first step in taking away all hunting rounds, a backdoor bid to impose national gun control. "He can't ban their guns so he's going to ban their ammo," said Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the NRA, the nation's largest organization promoting the Second Amendment. His warning was the latest chapter on a new bid by the administration to ban the popular 5.56 M855 "green tip" ammunition used by AR-15 rifle. Last month the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...
  • Mayor Danny Jones (WVa) Makes Lewd Comments In Front Of Children About Gun Owners

    03/08/2015 8:20:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    WVWildMan/youtube ^ | march 8 2015 | WVWildMan
    Mayor Danny Jones of Charleston, WV makes lewd comments in front of children about gun rights groups on election night. video only on link
  • 25-year-old robber shot and killed by pharmacist

    02/24/2015 8:20:07 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 21, 2015 - 0:34 | Fox News
    Police say no charges will be brought against pharmacist [Video]
  • 2015 could be year of the gun at Nevada Legislature

    02/23/2015 7:21:15 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 2/22/2015 | SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — A flurry of firearm and Second Amendment related bills introduced in the Legislature have already generated plenty of controversy even though none of the major proposals have even had hearings yet. First there was a dust-up between Senate Democrats and Republicans over a GOP gun measure that includes domestic violence provisions that Democrats said fell short of what is needed.
  • DE FACTO GUN BAN: Ruling Looms On California “Microstamping” Law

    02/22/2015 5:15:57 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 02/22/2015 | Jack Flash
    Excerpted from Fox News: California’s gun laws are among the nation’s strictest, but a looming decision in a federal lawsuit could effectively ban handguns altogether in the Golden State, according to plaintiffs who want a judge to toss out a state law requiring all new handguns to be equipped with technology that “stamps” each shell casing with a traceable mark. The problem with the “microstamping” law, which was signed into law by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007 but only took effect in 2013, is that it relies on an unworkable technology, according to gun manufacturers and attorneys for the Second...
  • MO: Prosecutor drops Gun Charge because of Video

    02/21/2015 6:24:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
         In St. Louis, Missouri, before Ferguson, the police arrested an 18-year-old on gun and drug charges.   An officer turned off the dashcam video of the event, and because of that, the prosecutor dropped all charges. Link to video Here: From kfor.com:  Police drop gun charge because of video. Police say they found marijuana and a loaded handgun in Bufford’s pocket. The police report says an officer noticed it before the tazing and announced, “He has a gun.” The report continues, “In an attempt to prevent (Bufford) from reaching the weapon, (an officer) administered one foot strike.” Schwartz said,...
  • Let’s not be so quick to believe gun-control rhetoric

    02/16/2015 2:32:15 PM PST · by richardb72 · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    People walking the streets with guns pose a danger to others, right? With 12 million Americans across all 50 states now having concealed handgun permits, one would think that this question would have been settled one way or another. In fact, contrary to the rhetoric by gun-control organizations, permit holders almost never use their guns to commit violent crimes. Last Wednesday, The New York Times claimed “there should be no disputing” a new report, which claims there were 722 gun deaths nationwide from May 2007 to February 2015 that were not self-defense. The Times asserts: “The full death toll attributable...
  • Banksville boilermakers union to offer free training to any who surrender a gun

    02/13/2015 3:48:00 AM PST · by RS_Rider · 43 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 02-13-2015 | Megan Guza
    Raymond Ventrone figured there had to be a better way to get people to surrender guns than offering “a few hundred dollars or a Giant Eagle gift card.” “I've never thought that was much incentive to turn a gun in for guys who make $2,000 or $3,000 a week selling drugs,” he said. “Let's go a step further and offer them a career.” Ventrone, business manager of Boilermakers Local 154 in Banksville, convinced his union to partner with Pittsburgh and Allegheny County police departments to establish a “Guns for Opportunity” program that offers anyone who turns in a gun the...
  • Conoy Township pro-gun signs vandalized, leaders hope to profit

    02/12/2015 1:44:33 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    lancasteronline.com ^ | 02/11/15 | RYAN ROBINSON
    After new pro-gun signs were vandalized in Conoy Township, leaders hope to sell similar ones to benefit local nonprofits.
  • Fearing lawsuit, Allentown repeals sections of gun ordinance

    02/11/2015 8:44:13 AM PST · by RBW in PA · 22 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | February 11, 2015 | N/A
    <p>ALLENTOWN, Pa (AP) — The city of Allentown is repealing sections of its gun ordinance in an effort to avoid being sued under a new Pennsylvania law. The Morning Call of Allentown reported that the city council last Wednesday voted unanimously to overturn a ban on weapons in parks, reverse a prohibition on weapons on city property and end a requirement that people report when their guns are lost or stolen. The city also is adding new language to protect the use of weapons in self-defense and to say the ordinance doesn't apply to lawful hunting and trapping. A state law passed last year gives the National Rifle Association and similar groups the ability to challenge illegal gun laws. Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and other cities have already been targeted for legal challenges.</p>
  • UCF student pulls gun on burglar as he breaks through door

    01/28/2015 3:29:11 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    WFTV ^ | 1-28-2015 | WFTV
    Craig ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Channel 9 talked with a University of Central Florida student who pulled a gun on two violent intruders who attacked her boyfriend and threatened her life. The incident happened midafternoon at the Village of Alafaya Club, which sits down the street from the university. The couple, who are both students at UCF, said they got a knock at the door and when they opened it, two men barged in. Victim Nour Skargee said he answered the door and was immediately forced to the ground as one of the men pointed a gun at his head....
  • New York lawmaker wants children banned from gun shows

    01/28/2015 1:32:57 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 41 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | January 26, 2015 | Sam Rolley
    One New York state lawmaker believes that allowing children younger than 12 to attend gun shows increases the possibility that the youngsters will be future perpetrators of firearm crimes. Concerned that the firearms industry is making firearms and shooting sports too appealing to children, Hell’s Kitchen-area New York state lawmaker Linda Rosenthal wants to ban children from entering gun shows. “As the gun industry prepares a public campaign to broaden the appeal of guns, it is important that we establish reasonable age limits for admission to gun shows by children,” the lawmaker said in a memo attached to her proposal....
  • Video shows cop fatally shoot man with raised hands [NJ]

    01/21/2015 4:24:08 PM PST · by Colofornian · 154 replies
    AP/NYPost.com ^ | Jan. 21, 2015
    BRIDGETON, N.J. — Another police killing is stirring anger in another town, this time in New Jersey, where a tense traffic stop captured on video ended with a passenger shot to death as he stepped out of a car with his hands raised at shoulder height. The newly released footage from a police dashboard camera shows Bridgeton officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley in a Dec. 30 stop that escalates quickly after Days warns his partner about seeing a gun in the glove compartment of the Jaguar... [SNIP] Reid, 36, had spent about 13 years in prison for shooting at...
  • 2 IDIOTS, 1 GUN SHOP: Police Officer Suing Gun Store After Shooting Off his Own Finger [VIDEO]

    01/14/2015 6:48:43 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 34 replies
    Controversial Times ^ | January 31, 2015 | Hunter Roosevelt
    A former Kentucky police officer is suing a local gun store after he shot his finger off inside the store in a case of bad gun handling vs. horrible gun handling – plus a complete lack of personal responsibility. According to a civil lawsuit, former Glasgow police officer Darrell Smith went to Barren Outdoors and asked to see a .380 caliber handgun. An employee removed the gun from under the counter and handed it to Smith without checking to see if the gun was loaded. Smith then takes the gun, likewise failing to check if the weapon was loaded, and...
  • Police looking for suspect who robbed dry cleaner in St. Albans, WV

    01/12/2015 1:30:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    WOWK ^ | Jan 12, 2015 | WOWK
    ST. ALBANS, WV - St. Albans police officers are looking for a suspect who robbed a dry cleaner located at 716 6th Avenue in St. Albans, West Virginia. Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers said the robbery took place around 10 a.m. Monday, January 12. According to police officers on scene, the suspect was armed with a silver handgun when he or she walked into St. Albans Dry Cleaners.
  • Wife Shoots Husband Surprising Her With Breakfast

    01/10/2015 10:33:30 AM PST · by Enterprise · 92 replies
    newser.com ^ | Jan 10, 2015 | John Johnson
    A North Carolina man tried to surprise his wife with breakfast in bed, but he wound up surprising her so much that she shot him, reports WTVR. Police say that Zia Segule, 28, left their Fayetteville home about 10am yesterday, picked up some breakfast, and then returned. In doing so, he triggered the house alarm. When he got to the couple's bedroom, wife Tiffany, 27, shot him through the closed door, reports the Fayetteville Observer. He was struck in the upper chest, but, luckily, escaped serious injury. No charges are being filed. "She woke up to the sound of the...
  • VA Offers ‘Free Gun Locks’ in Exchange for Owners’ Info, Addresses & # of Guns

    01/07/2015 1:38:47 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 40 replies
    AMMOLAND ^ | Jan 06,15 | AMMOLAND
    Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- A number of veterans say they’ve received a letter from the Veterans Administration (VA) offering them “free gun locks” if they fill out a form which asks for their address and the number of guns for which they need locks.
  • ATF position on equipment use threatens private gun-making

    01/05/2015 9:36:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    .examiner.com ^ | 1/5/15 | David Codrea
    In its first ruling of 2015, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has held that businesses may not allow individuals to use their equipment to further process incomplete firearm blanks, frames and receivers , attorney Joshua Prince reported Saturday. Such businesses may not assist or provide machinery access to unlicensed individuals without being licensed firearms manufacturers. The ruling, signed by ATF Director B. Todd Jones on Friday, also holds that the businesses must “identify (mark) any such firearm and maintain manufacturing records,” and that Gun Control Act requirements may not be avoided by allowing persons to perform processes...
  • Friends, relative say Idaho mom killed by toddler was a gun person

    01/01/2015 12:28:01 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-31-14 | Terrence McCoy
    Veronica Rutledge and her husband loved everything about guns. They practiced at shooting ranges. They hunted. And both of them, relatives and friends say, had permits to carry concealed firearms. Veronica typically left her Blackfoot, Idaho, home with her gun nestled at her side. So on Christmas morning last week, her husband gave her a present he hoped would make her life more comfortable: a purse with a special pocket for a concealed weapon. The day after Christmas, she took her new gift with her on a trip with her husband and her 2-year-old son. They headed hundreds of miles...
  • Gun Rights Outweigh Gun Control In New Pew Survey

    12/30/2014 12:06:22 PM PST · by catnipman · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/10/14 | Bill Chappell
    The most dramatic shift in opinion took place among black Americans, according to the nonpartisan Pew. In December 2012, only 29 percent of black respondents said owning a gun helps protect people from crime, but this year, 54 percent said so. Many women also changed their view, Pew says, citing the 51 percent who said owning a gun protects people from becoming victims of crime in 2014, compared with only 40 percent who said so in 2012.
  • New York GOP Felon Michael Grimm Shows True Gun-Grabber Colors (NY “GOP” Alert!)

    If there’s a takeaway from this, it’s gun owners must keep in mind that just because a politician is part of the GOP does not mean he is worth any more than a Blue State Democrat when it comes to the Second Amendment. Republicans, like Mark Kirk, Dan Coats and Peter King are every bit the self-made enemies of the right to keep and bear arms as Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein. Politically-active gun owners need to keep that in mind and refuse to financially support the party through the RNC, which expends resources electing and retaining seats for such...
  • Creator of Controversial Gun Violence PSA Defends Herself

    12/28/2014 11:37:57 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 20 replies
    vocativ.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    A viral video that shows a student turning in his parents' gun at school has roiled both sides of the gun debate, with the right out for blood and the left crying conspiracy. The director responds to her haters below.
  • Bar owner: Video supports Texas City police account of shooting

    12/27/2014 6:01:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    The Daily News - Galveston County ^ | Dec 27, 2014 | T.J. AULDS, CHRISTOPHER SMITH GONZALEZ & SHANNON DAUGHTRY
    Bar owner: Video supports Texas City police account of shooting | Updated: 3:22 am, Sat Dec 27, 2014. By T.J. AULDS, CHRISTOPHER SMITH GONZALEZ & SHANNON DAUGHTRY TEXAS CITY — Accounts differ about how Carlton Wayne “Chimmy” Smith, 20, came to be holding a handgun when police responding to a call about a crowd arrived at a notorious nightclub early Friday morning. Police said Smith had been firing into the crowd leaving H.T.’s Lounge, 6204 FM 1765, as a Christmas bash was ending about 1:30 a.m. Some friends and relatives said Smith had taken the gun away from another person,...
  • McDonald’s Gun: Man Pulls Gun At McDonald’s After His Cheeseburger Is Missing From His Order

    12/24/2014 1:45:47 PM PST · by Hugin · 90 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | December 23, 2014
    “Police said Johnson placed a drive-thru order early Thursday, received his food and pulled away. He drove back through the drive-thru, complained about the missing cheeseburger and the manager asked him to park and said he would bring out the missing sandwich.” But Johnson had another idea. He parked his car, and proceeded to walk into the McDonald’s with a pistol, demanding his order be fixed.
  • New surgeon general approved despite remarks on guns, contraception

    12/16/2014 2:54:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    los angles times ^ | 12.15.2015 | Melissa Healy
    Overruling the objections of gun-rights advocates, the U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy, a British-born, American-educated internal medicine specialist, to become the 19th surgeon general of the United States. The 51-43 vote makes Murthy, a 37-year-old graduate of Harvard University and Yale University Medical School, the third-youngest physician to lead the U.S. Public Health Service's 6,800 commissioned officers. Murthy founded Doctors for America, a national physicians group that worked to pass the Affordable Healthcare Act, and has worked to promote HIV/AIDS education both in the United States and India. At Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston, his research...
  • 4 Common Myths About The NRA…Busted

    12/16/2014 9:46:03 AM PST · by HammerT · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/16/2014 | Daniel T. McElrath
    Myth 1: The NRA represents gun manufacturers. One of the most pervasive myths about NRA is that it represents firearm manufacturers. It doesn’t. It represents firearm owners. Firearm manufacturers are represented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Yes, manufacturers often contribute money to the Association or raffle/contest prizes to one of its many programs, but NRA—at its heart—is a non-profit civil rights organization.Myth 2: The NRA’s power rests in how much money it gives out to candidates. Many gun-control advocates seem to have trouble believing that someone would disagree with them on a subject like gun control and that, if...
  • Sandy Hook Families Sue AR15 Manufacturer

    12/16/2014 5:45:02 AM PST · by Cheerio · 46 replies
    Town Hall Finance ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    A handful of families impacted by the Sandy Hook school shooting have decided to ease their grief by suing the manufacturer of AR style rifles. Obviously, a little unnecessary litigation is the most effective way to right the wrongs of a madman. According to CNBC: Ten families touched by the Newtown massacre filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against companies that made, distributed and sold the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary two years ago. The suit argues that the gun is a military assault weapon that never...
  • Police: Man painted gun to resemble toy

    12/14/2014 11:49:20 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    FOX 19 ^ | Dec 14, 2014 8:05 AM CST | FOX 19
    CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Orlando Lowery was in court this weekend for allegedly painting his .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun to look like a toy. Lowery, 23, was arrested in the 9500 block of Wayne Avenue where officials found him armed with the gun. Officials believe Lowery purposefully painted the gun red to mislead law enforcement into thinking it was a toy gun, according to Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil. Nine grams of crack cocaine were also found on Lowery, according to police.
  • TEXAS REP INTRODUCES LEGISLATION BARRING FEDERAL GUN CONTROL 'PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE'

    12/07/2014 2:26:10 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3DEC2014 | AWR HAWKINS AND SARAH RUMPF
    On December 1, Texas state representative Matthew Krause (R-Ft. Worth) introduced legislation barring the in-state enforcement of nearly any federal gun control measure "past, present or future." The legislation, HB422, "requires the state to refuse to enforce" federal gun control measures which infringe on the exercise of the Second Amendment.
  • ‘IF YOU KNOW GUN ENTHUSIASTS, TURN THEM IN': (Shortened title)

    12/04/2014 11:44:18 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 57 replies
    CLASH DAILY ^ | Dec 4 2014 | Doug Giles
    After the shooting in Austin last week, our dear police chief has come up with a plan to curb future shootings, namely … tell the cops about your friends or family members who love guns. Especially if they ‘hate’ anyone. Uh, okay.
  • Obama’s feds hid key data to get Calif. lead ammo ban passed in backdoor gun control move

    12/03/2014 3:12:37 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 2, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Gun control advocates used plight of iconic California condor to push legislation. A pro-hunting group is up in arms after obtaining emails that it says indicate that a federal official withheld critical data on lead blood levels in the California condor until after gun control advocates in the California state legislature used the iconic bird’s plight to help push through a law last year to ban lead ammunition. ... Lawrence Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel, accused the Fish and Wildlife Service of deliberately sitting on the report in order to bolster the chances of passage of Assembly...
  • Good small snake gun?

    11/20/2014 9:48:01 PM PST · by Paul R. · 184 replies
    PaulR | PaulR
    Unlike many Freepers, while I'm pro 2nd Amendment, I'm no expert on guns, so I'm, going to turn to those of you who are more knowledgeable, for some advice. See further "setup" to my questions regarding a good "snake gun" below.
  • Museum nixes WWII guns over background check law

    11/20/2014 11:51:37 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 18 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Nov. 20, 2014 | Ben Hooper
    LYNDEN, Wash., - A Washington state museum said it is removing World War II-era rifles from exhibit to avoid running afoul of a new background check law. The Lynden Pioneer Museum said the 11 rifles borrowed from collectors will be returned to their owners to avoid potential problems caused by Initiative 594, which requires background checks for all sales and transfers of weapons. The law includes an exception for antiques, but museum director Troy Luginbill told the Bellingham Herald the guns aren't old enough to qualify. Luginbill said the law wouldn't cause trouble for the "Over the Beach: The WWII...
  • How to shoot a handgun accurately

    11/19/2014 11:11:33 PM PST · by Hugin · 28 replies
    "I want you to do an article on how to shoot a handgun accurately," Dave Duffy told me. "Make it 2,500 or 3,000 words." Long ago, I would have answered, "Sure, and while I'm at it, how about a history of the world in, oh, 10,000 words or so?" Today, with more than 45 years of handgunning behind me (yeah, I'm old, but I started early, too) I realize that you actually can cover this topic in a fairly short article. The reason is found in the classic statement of Ray Chapman, the first world champion of the combat pistol....
  • Report: Alleged Officer Warns Ferguson ‘If You Do Not Have A Gun, Get One’

    11/19/2014 9:03:13 AM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    Drudge - CBS ^ | 11-19-2014 | CBS
    November 18, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. (CBS ST. LOUIS) - Law enforcement in the Ferguson area are preparing for potential protests and riots following the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown investigation, which is expected sometime this month. Talking to “St. Louis Coptalk” forum, a supposed police officer in the Ferguson area issued a warning to others in the community to “protect” their families with firearms. Many posting in the forum expressed fears that demonstrators will take to the streets regardless of the decision made in the Aug. 9 shooting death of the 18-year-old by officer Darren Wilson. Vocative reports...
  • The Latest Effort to Enact ‘Gun Control Without Legislation’

    11/13/2014 6:29:06 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 19 replies
    The Blaze.com ^ | 10NOV2014 | Jason Howerton
    A “coalition” of local police departments, municipalities and clergy members are pushing for a “form of gun control without legislation” by pressuring gun manufacturers to start utilizing controversial “smart” gun technology, CBS New York reports. The advocacy coalition believes smart gun technology — which makes it so only the owner can fire the gun — and inventory tracking can help reduce gun violence. So far, 59 different jurisdictions have called on Glock and six other gun makers to “produce distribution records,” the report adds. “We want to use the power of the marketplace, the power of the free market,” New...
  • Gun sales spike as Ferguson area braces for grand jury decision

    11/10/2014 6:52:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | November 10, 2014 | Jason Kravarik and Sara Sidner, CNN
    Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- Lately, Dan McMullen has been bringing an extra gun to his office in Ferguson, Missouri. McMullen runs Solo Insurance on West Florissant close to where looting and vandalism briefly broke out in early August after a police officer shot to death teenager Michael Brown. "I bring an extra gun now only because it has a bigger magazine," McMullen says. He began carrying it after tensions increased in the area following the shooting. He says he would never use it to protect his business, but he would use it to save his life. "So maybe I get...
  • Maxim’s Machine Gun Slaughtered Hundreds of Thousands of People

    11/05/2014 6:19:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 4, 2014 | Paul Richard Huard
    During the early morning of Oct. 25, 1893, a column of 700 soldiers from the British South African Police camped in a defensive position next to the Shangani River. While they slept, the Matabele king Lobengula ordered an attack on the column, sending a force of up to 6,000 men—some armed with spears, but many with Martini-Henry rifles. Among its weapons, the column possessed several Maxim machine guns. Once a bugler sounded the alert, the Maxims spun into action—and the results were horrific. The Maxim gunners mowed down more than 1,600 of the attacking Matabele tribesman. As for the British...
  • Man panics after shooting gun for first time

    10/29/2014 5:45:58 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 33 replies
    GrindTV via Yahoo.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | David Strege
    When a man shooting a .500 Smith & Wesson pistol for the first time took aim at a target and fired, he wasn’t expecting the target to strike back, but it did. The result was a very quick and comical exit to the right once someone yelled at him to “Watch out. Move, move!” And move he did! The incident happened earlier this month while a group of guys were enjoying a night out together with food and a campfire, and a little target practice. “My brother, who is featured in the video, was shooting a .500 for the first...
  • 3D Martyr: Imura Gets Two Years for Thought Crime of Gun Design

    10/29/2014 3:12:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Yoshitomo Imura has become 3D printing's first martyr.  He was sentenced to two years in prison for designing and producing blank firing guns on a 3D printer.   From the-japan-news.com: YOKOHAMA (Jiji Press) — The Yokohama District Court sentenced a former Japanese college employee on Monday to two years in prison for producing guns with a three-dimensional printer. I have not seen that any of the guns actually fired a projectile; the only ones that I have seen on videos fired blanks.   Imura stated that he did not believe that he was violating the law.   Building blank firing...
  • The MG42 Machine Gun Was Hitler’s Buzz Saw

    10/28/2014 1:28:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 28, 2014 | Paul Richard Huard
    During World War II, American G.I.s called the German MG42 machine gun “Hitler’s buzz saw” because of the way it cut down troops in swaths. The Soviet Red Army called it “the linoleum ripper” because of the unique tearing sound it made—a result of its extremely high rate of fire. The Germans called the MG42 Hitlersäge or “Hitler’s bone saw”—and built infantry tactics around squads of men armed with the weapon. Many military historians argue that the Maschinengewehr 42 was the best general-purpose machine gun ever. It fired up to 1,800 rounds per minute in some versions. That’s nearly twice...