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  • 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. · 182 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...
  • Solid Concepts 3D Prints Another Metal Gun, ‘Reason’, a 10mm Auto 1911

    10/26/2014 8:32:55 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 47 replies
    3D Print.com ^ | 26OCT2014 | BRITTNEY SEVENSON
    In yet another move which may send shivers down the spines of law enforcement agencies around the world, while at the same time exciting techies and firearm advocates, Solid Concepts has revealed yet another 3D printed metal gun. Just under a year ago, the company, which has since been acquired by 3D printing giant Stratasys, revealed the world’s very first 3D printed metal handgun, the 1911. Although there had been a number of interesting plastic firearms 3D printed up until that time, this metal firearm was the first capable of shooting several rounds of ammunition flawlessly. In fact the original...
  • Lack of spare parts triggers the end for old reliable Lee-Enfield rifle

    10/19/2014 7:55:46 AM PDT · by fso301 · 57 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 10/18/2014 | Joseph Hall
    The foe now has four legs. But a century on, the rugged reliability and brute firepower that made the Lee-Enfield rifle the standard-issue weapon for entrenched Canadian troops during the latter half of the First World War makes it an ideal choice still for a modern group of this country’s soldiers. The Canadian Rangers — a component of the armed forces reserves — conduct sovereignty patrols and assist search and rescue missions in the Far North and in remote coastal regions across the country.
  • Pa. legislator exchanges gunshots with would-be robber near Capitol

    10/15/2014 11:49:56 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 18 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | 10/15/2014 | uncredited byline
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state legislator exchanged gunfire with a would-be robber near the state Capitol in Harrisburg, city police said Wednesday. Rep. Marty Flynn and another lawmaker were walking to their residence after a late dinner with other legislators when two males accosted them and demanded their wallets just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Flynn is a former Lackawanna County prison guard who is licensed to carry a handgun. He drew his pistol and fired during the attempted holdup. At least one of the two would-be robbers was armed, police said, but neither Flynn nor the...
  • The Burp Gun Was Ugly—But Damn Did It Spray Lead (Soviet PPSh-41)

    10/15/2014 6:54:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 15, 2014 | Paul Huard
    For nearly 30 years, soldiers heard an unforgettable sound coming from a weapon firing from behind the rubble in Stalingrad. Or echoing in the frozen hills of the Korean Peninsula during human-wave attacks. Or even rattling the jungles of Vietnam during firefights with the Viet Cong. BRRAP-PAP-PAP-PAP-PAP-PAP-PAP-PAP-PAP! Before the AK-47 became the symbol of Soviet armed forces, there was the “burp gun”—officially, the PPSh-41. It’s an ugly gun that makes an ugly sound during extended fire. Looks aside, the burp gun sure did work.
  • California drought dries lake, reveals lost ATF gun

    10/12/2014 7:59:02 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 23 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Oct. 11, 2014
    CASTAIC , Calif., A badge and pistol lost by a law enforcement officer over two decades ago was found by a fisherman in the receding waters of a drought-stricken lake. Jay Poore told KCAL that while fishing at the dam on Castaic Lake, he noticed a backpack that became exposed after a drought made water levels drop by roughly 150 feet. "As I opened it up a gun fell out," he said. "I opened the wallet and there was a badge." Poore, who has fished at the lake since the age of 2, turned in the items -- which also...
  • Goodbye Gun Control: The $1,200 Machine For 3D-Printing Guns Has Sold Out In 36 Hours

    10/06/2014 12:37:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 10/6/14 | tyker dyrdeb
    Last May, I covered the work of Defense Distributed with regard to its building of tools for individuals to 3D-print their own firearms in the post. Meet “The Liberator”: The World’s First Fully 3D-Printed Firearm, In it, I noted: 3D-printing, like decentralized crypto currencies, have the potential to change the world in which we live in extraordinary ways. Ways that are almost inconceivable at this point given we are so early in the game. More than anything else, these technologies can empower the individual like never before, and I think that is generally a very good thing. While all sixteen...
  • Exclusive: Top Secret Service agent had gun stolen from car [how 'bout a TS/SCI Service agent?]

    10/06/2014 10:08:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/6/2014 | Susan Crabtree
    A top Secret Service agent who has regularly served on President Obama’s protective detail had his gun stolen out of his car at his house after leaving it there overnight and was never disciplined for it, according to two sources with detailed knowledge of the incident.Internal Secret Service records show that the agency reported that the agent in question lost a semi-automatic handgun in 2009, but he was never punished for it, the two sources said.At the time of the gun theft, the agent was assigned to the Secret Service’s inspection division, which collaborates with the Office of Professional Responsibility...
  • Teacher accidentally fires gun at Technology Center of DuPage

    10/04/2014 5:12:28 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 42 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 10/3/2014 | Christopher Placek
    A criminal justice instructor at Technology Center of DuPage in Addison accidentally discharged a handgun during class Friday afternoon, striking a file cabinet and hollow wall, officials said....
  • Employee with gun arrested at Elgin water reclamation plant

    10/01/2014 2:12:37 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 7 replies
    Chicago Sun Times (Newsfeed beta) ^ | 10/1/14 | Jordan Owen
    An armed employee who was trying to shut down water filtration equipment at a northwest suburban water reclamation plant has been taken into custody. 911 callers reported an armed man, possibly with a hostage, trying to shut down equipment just before noon at the Fox River Water Reclamation District at 875 Dana Dr. in Elgin, according to Elgin police. Officers found the man, armed with a handgun, near the building and attempted to negotiate with him, police said. The man refused to surrender and officers used a rubber bullet, similar to a bean bag round, to incapacitate him. The man...
  • Arkansas Gun Range Is 'Muslim-Free Zone'

    10/01/2014 2:04:41 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 25 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 30 Sep 2014 | Jason Devaney
    The owner of an Arkansas gun range has banned Muslims from visiting her facility. Calling it a "Muslim-free zone," Jan Morgan, the owner of the Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range in Hot Springs, Ark., said she will no longer allow Muslims on the premises. "Why would I want to rent or sell a gun and ammunition to someone who aligns himself with a religion that commands him to kill me?" Morgan wrote in a blog post that has since been removed from her website. Several media outlets reported on the post before it was deleted, including The Blaze. Morgan cited...
  • Girl, 11, shoots man attacking mother

    09/25/2014 7:26:57 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 21 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | September 24, 2014 | Jonathan Sutton
    An 11-year-old girl was called a hero by neighbors Wednesday after she used a handgun to shoot a man who was attacking her mother. About 4 a.m. Tuesday, Oklahoma City police were called to a home at 3308 SE 89 and found Brandy Moreno, who said she was stabbed by her ex-boyfriend, Leo Henry. Police said Henry broke into the house and began to attack Moreno until her daughter, Jayda Milsap, 11, shot Henry twice with a handgun. Henry tried to flee from the home after being shot and was found down the street, police said.
  • With ISIS arrests, Australians wishing they had guns

    09/21/2014 8:39:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 72 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Nick Adams
    Never before have I felt so naked. Now more than ever, I wish I was armed. And I’m not alone. Any and all home-grown Islamic terrorism should be able, if need be, to be met by a well-armed civilian militia. The United Kingdom has had two beheadings of members of the public in the last two years, with neither police nor civilians able to prevent it. It has prohibitive gun laws. With news of the ISIS plot to randomly abduct members of the Australian public and behead them, Australian sentiment on guns is dramatically shifting. It appears Australians are finally...
  • Where to draw the line? Part Two. "When someone publicly announces his appetite for your liberty,

    09/18/2014 7:34:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 9/18/14 | Dutchman 6
    Judah walked among his brothers and fellow rebels and spoke to them of the thing for which they fought; “Oh my fellow soldiers, no other time remains more opportune than the present for courage and contempt of dangers; for if you now fight manfully, you may recover your liberty, which, as it is a thing of itself agreeable to all men, so it proves to be to us much more desirable, by its affording us the liberty of worshiping G-d. “Since therefore you are in such circumstances at present, you must either recover that liberty, and so regain a happy...
  • Obama administration forcing new gun buyers to declare race, ethnicity

    09/16/2014 8:36:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/16/14 | Kelly Riddell
    The Obama administration quietly has been forcing new gun buyers to declare their race and ethnicity, a policy change that critics say provides little law enforcement value while creating the risk of privacy intrusions and racial profiling. With little fanfare, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2012 amended its Form 4473 — the transactional record the government requires gun purchasers and sellers to fill out when buying a firearm — to identify buyers as either Hispanic, Latino or not. Then a buyer must
  • THE ARSENAL OF DESTRUCTION: HOW ANTIGUN GROUPS SEEK TO DISMANTLE AND DESTROY THE SECOND AMENDMENT

    09/04/2014 6:09:59 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    arbalestquarrel.com ^ | Sept 04/2014 | Towne Criour
    Suppose someone wishes to destroy the Second Amendment. How does someone do that? Antigun groups and their allies in Congress, in local and State Governments around the Country and Globalist antigun cabals around the world have devised myriad ways to do this. Yet, when giving thought to the means the antigun establishment employs to undermine the Second Amendment, you may fail to realize how vast in scope this is. We have, in the past, provided our readers with an inkling of the methods the antigun establishment employs to undermine the Second Amendment. But we wish now to deal with this...
  • Coast Guard Fires on Iranian Boat

    08/27/2014 3:20:37 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 21 replies
    Newser ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    An Iranian boat that pointed a machine gun at the crew of a US Coast Guard cutter took off after the Americans fired a warning shot in response, the Navy says. Military officials say the Monomoy, one of the Coast Guard vessels patrolling international waters in the Persian Gulf, dispatched an inflatable boat to investigate the Iranian-flagged dhow—a traditional sailing vessel used for fishing and trading—and fired in self-defense after the dhow's gunner charged and aimed his weapon, Stars and Stripes reports. The Navy says no Americans were injured in the incident and it's not clear whether the dhow was...
  • TX: Good Guy With Gun Stops Attempted Murder outside of School

    08/25/2014 8:22:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    During the last media push for laws to disarm the population, NRA executive VP Wayne LaPierre said that a good guy with a gun is what is needed to stop a bad guy with a gun.   A recent shooting outside the Harry Stone Montessori school in Dallas is a perfect illustration of his point.  In this case, an armed citizen was present.   He happened to be an off duty police officer.   The "Gun Free School Zone" law would have worked perfectly to assure the attacker of an unarmed victim if the legally armed citizen had not been...
  • BREAKING REPORT – Dorian Johnson Recants Media Statement ?

    08/19/2014 8:30:44 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 145 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-19-2014 | sundance
    Bear with us – and proceed with caution – as we give you breaking news and source out the information:
  • Vanity: Need help choosing home invasion shotgun

    08/18/2014 9:57:48 PM PDT · by DRey · 171 replies
    8/18/2014 | DRey
    I carry concealed a nice glock .40. Fits female hand great, but want a short barrel home invasion shotgun loaded for bear. Any recommendations on a reliable, relatively light-weighted weapon? Brand? Model? Thanks!
  • Fresh violence in riot-hit US town, new autopsy ordered

    08/17/2014 2:17:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    yahoo ^ | Loic Hofstedt
    Ferguson (United States) (AFP) - Fresh violence in the riot-hit US town of Ferguson left one person shot and seven people arrested Sunday as authorities ordered a second autopsy on an unarmed black teenager gunned down by police. A week of racially charged tensions following the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown flared anew overnight Saturday as police confronted around 200 protesters who defied an overnight curfew.
  • FL: Gun v. Car: Gun Wins

    08/14/2014 6:31:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Hummers are very capable vehicles, but like all machines, they are not more capable than  the people operating them.  In Fort Worth, Florida, a man spent all day drinking and getting a tattoo done.  When he decided to leave, he started driving erratically over the lawn and neighbors driveway.   When the lawn's owner started screaming, the neighbor grabbed a firearm of unidentified make and caliber/gauge. The neighbor fired one shot that deflated the front passenger tire; Gonzolez-Lopez backed up, then started toward them.   The neighbor then shot out the passenger side rear tire.   The Hummer driver retreated and drove...
  • Breaking: Obama VA Is Trolling Veteran Community For Gun Owners

    08/13/2014 4:58:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 67 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/13/14 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama VA may be running a back door gun registry under the guise of a “free gun lock” program. A Progressives Today reader sent in this letter they received with the following worrisome comment attached: Is this a backdoor way of the VA attempting to create a gun registry on vets? I think it is… (Click to enlarge) Dear Veteran:The James E. Van Zandt VA Medial Center is extending the opportunity to request free gun locks to the Veterans we serve. We are providing this opportunity because, as your partner in health care, we are committed to keeping you...
  • Sheriff David Clarke Defeats Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Money, Wins Milwaukee County Primary

    08/13/2014 8:18:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's dollars have been defeated again, this time in Wisconsin. Despite Bloomberg dumping $150,000 into the Democrat primary for Milwaukee County Sheriff on behalf of anti-gun Milwaukee Police Lt. Chris Moews with a goal of defeating pro-self defense incumbent Sheriff David Clarke, Clarke was victorious last night. Clarke defeated Moews 52 percent to 48 percent. The race was called Wednesday morning after results were too close to call Tuesday night. Here are Clarke's remarks from last night, before the race was called this morning.
  • Do It Yourself Homemade Railgun

    08/12/2014 9:16:51 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 39 replies
    Do It Yourself Gadgets ^ | Friday, October 4, 2013 | Ameres Valentin
    Homemade Railgun Experiment Yes, that's right. After gathering all the materials I built my first little railgun experiment. Read the whole article after the break! Let's first take a look at how a railgun works, a video about the whole topic can be found here. Similar to a coilgun, a railgun works by magnetic propulsion. A basic railgun consists of three parts: A set of parallel, metal rails, a huge powersource like a capacitorbank and a metal projectile. Here is a railgun's schematic for your convenience. What happens inside a railgun? There's a huge current flowing through the rails and...
  • Reciprocity Mix-Up Leads to Felony Charges for Philadelphia Mom

    08/11/2014 6:50:06 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 27 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | August 8, 2014 | Staff
    On Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Michael Donio declined to dismiss a case for unlawful possession of a firearm against Philadelphia resident Shaneen Allen. Allen was arrested during a traffic stop last October after she volunteered to the officer that she had a firearm in her car. She mistakenly believed her Pennsylvania license to carry firearms was valid in New Jersey. This was hardly an unreasonable assumption, considering that Pennsylvania concealed carry licensees can lawfully carry in over 30 other states. Nevertheless, Judge Donio sided with prosecutors in deciding that Allen was not covered by a 180-day gun amnesty period for...
  • AZ: Unanimous Supreme Court: No Stop and Frisk for Being Peacably Armed

    08/08/2014 6:38:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a case that brought shock-waves to the judicial establishment, an Arizona appeals court ruled that an officer could stop and disarm someone merely because they were armed. Now the Arizona Supreme Court has reversed that ruling in a unanimous decision.   From azcapitoltimes.com: Police cannot frisk someone they stop and question absent some “reasonable suspicion that criminal activity is afoot,” the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday.  While this ruling applies only to Arizona,it was the United States Constitution and the fourth amendment that was cited, not the Arizona Constitution.  In a related event in Wisconsin, an open carry...
  • Tulsa officers Shannon Kepler, Gina Kepler arrested for murder after Tuesday night shooting

    08/07/2014 3:47:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    KJRH ^ | staff
    TULSA – Two Tulsa police officers are behind bars for the murder of a 19-year-old man Tuesday night. Homicide detective Sgt. David Walker says 54-year-old Shannon Kepler, a 24-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department, turned himself in following the shooting around 9:15 p.m. He was arrested for first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill. Kepler's wife, Gina Kepler, who is also a police officer, was arrested for accessory to murder after the fact. Police say Shannon Kepler confronted his daughter's boyfriend, 19-year-old Jeremey Lake, who was walking with Kepler's daughter near the northwest corner of the Inner Dispersal...
  • Married Cops Busted in Shooting of Daughter's Beau

    08/07/2014 9:27:32 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 58 replies
    Newser ^ | 7 Aug 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    In another interview with KJRH Tulsa, the couple's 18-year-old daughter, Lisa, says her parents kicked her out a week ago and dropped her off at a homeless shelter, where she met 19-year-old Jeremy Lake and the two began seeing each other. "He was my everything," she said. They spent the week at Jeremy's family's house, which is where her father tracked her down. "We were outside for five minutes and that's when my dad pulled up," she said. "There was no argument. I walked away and Jeremy tried to introduce himself and my dad shot him."
  • Dartmouth, I am one of your students, I am being stalked, please let me carry a gun

    08/06/2014 11:21:04 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    ver the last four years, I have lived with the constant threat from a stalker – a stalker who is now in jail for the third time for violating a restraining order. Every day I live with these questions: What if today is the day that my stalker posts bail? What if today is the day that he discovers my parents’ new address? What if I go to a lecture on campus and he shows up there? I feel that I have no control over my life. My family was forced to move. I have had stay indoors, keep drapes...
  • Ivy Leaguer plagued by stalker may drop out over school’s anti-gun policy

    08/06/2014 9:33:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 06, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A 20-year-old Dartmouth student says she may have to give up her Ivy League dream and drop out of school because the prestigious college won't allow her to carry a gun—to protect herself against a predator. Taylor Woolrich, a junior, says Dartmouth administrators told her they won’t let her carry a gun on campus, even though she lives in fear of a man who has been stalking her since she was a high school student in San Diego. “It’s absolutely unfair,” Woolrich said about her attempts to have the school make an exception to its weapons ban. “It’s one of...
  • How Military Guns Make the Civilian Market

    07/28/2014 9:57:54 AM PDT · by SLB · 55 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 28 July 2014 | By Matt Valentine
    This week, the U.S. Army will brief arms manufacturers on the design requirements for a new standard-issue handgun. Several gun makers will compete for the lucrative contract, developing weapons that are more reliable and more powerful than those currently in service. Officials say the upgrade is overdue—it’s been nearly 30 years since the Army adopted the Beretta M9. But the last time the military challenged the industry to make a better handgun, all the innovations intended for the battlefield also ended up in the consumer market, and the severity of civilian shootings soared. Studying gunshot injuries in the D.C. area...
  • The Ordeal of Shaneen Allen [Faces 10 years in jail in NJ for carrying legal concealed gun]

    07/24/2014 2:29:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/24/2014 | The Editors
    In October of 2013, a Pennsylvania resident named Shaneen Allen drove into New Jersey’s Atlantic County and was pulled over by police for an “unsafe lane change.” When the detaining officer arrived at her car window, Allen informed him that she was carrying a concealed firearm, and presented her Pennsylvania carry license as proof of eligibility. Unbeknownst to her at the time, however, was that New Jersey is among the 20 states that do not recognize Pennsylvania’s permit. In consequence, she was arrested. If convicted of the charges that the state has elected to bring, she will be locked in...
  • Beretta leaves Maryland over gun laws, heads for Tennessee

    07/22/2014 9:20:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/22/14 | David Sherfinski
    Citing Maryland’s recently enacted firearm laws and the prospect of more restrictions, the U.S. arm of legendary Italian gunmaker Beretta announced Tuesday that it would move its manufacturing operations to Tennessee next year. The move makes Beretta the latest maker of guns or ammunition to move all or part of its operations to another state because of tightened gun control laws. General Manager Jeff Cooper said an early version of a statute passed last year by the Maryland state Senate would have prohibited the company from manufacturing or storing products in the state. “While we were able in the Maryland...