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  • Bear Attacks & 20 Instances of .22 Rimfire Used for Survival

    10/21/2020 4:51:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 71 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 19 October, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Bella Twin Word Record Grizzly Skull killed with .22 long from a Cooey Ace 1 single shot rifle. Screenshot from North Shore Homestead video, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)-When researching incidents of firearms used to defend against bears, the surprising deadly potential of the common .22 rimfire cartridge becomes apparent. The most famous incident involving the .22 rimfire cartridge and bears is the 1953 world record grizzly bear. It was collected by Bella Twin of Slave Lake in Alberta Canada. From my article at ammoland.com: On 10 May, 1953, Bella Twin was hunting small game with her...
  • Federal Judge Allows 21 Businesses to Sue Seattle Over Harms Caused by CHOP ( formerly known at CHAZ )

    10/18/2020 8:45:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/17/20 | DANIEL VILLARREAL
    Friday, a federal district court judge allowed a lawsuit brought by 21 businesses against the city of Seattle to proceed, despite the city's attempt to have it dismissed. The lawsuit accuses the city of harming local business owners by allowing the existence of Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP), a self-declared autonomous zone that was established and occupied by racial justice protestors from June 8 to July 1. The occupied zone blocked all car traffic, reducing the businesses' access to customers, vendors and revenue, the lawsuit says. The lawsuit further alleges that city police largely neglected the zone, allowing protesters and...
  • MI: Grand Rapids Plans Two Cheap Gun Opportunities

    10/20/2020 6:00:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 18 October, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Cincinnati Gun “Buyback” Program Puts Guns Back In Right Hands U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The Grand Rapids Michigan Police Department has announced they will be running two gun turn-in events in Grand Rapids, two weeks apart. From woodtv.com: The police department said it will be holding two buyback events where people can get rid of firearms in exchange for a prepaid gift card with no questions asked.The first will be held Saturday, Oct. 24 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 1534 Kalamazoo Ave. SE. Then on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Genesis Non-Profit Housing Corporation.Participants...
  • Well, they're not really common sense gun rights restrictions

    10/14/2020 5:40:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    New Jovian Thunderbolt ^ | 14 October, 2020 | New Jovian Thunderbolt
    From your lips to God's ear, Dick, that Barrett brings some rationality to the system I mean I could write some gun control. It wouldn't be "Shall not be infringed" like it should be, but it would be a great evolutionary leap in that direction. As the enemy likes to point out "Heller said the right isn't absolute!" Well it is a lot closer to that than the current nonsensical 'common sense' gun right violating regulatory regime allows. - First, ditch are state laws with Federal preemption and the Supremacy Clause. We are talking about a right under the 2nd...
  • California Sues to Force Federal Government to Violate Second Amendment

    10/09/2020 6:36:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 October, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    From Wikipedia, Government image Public Domain, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten  On 29 September, 2020, the State of California, the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and others, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court in the Northern District of California. The lawsuit is an attempt to force the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, to change current federal regulations so as to render illegal much of the current manufacture of firearms by individuals for personal use. The Court is in the Ninth Circuit. It is a fools errand. Practical experience, in numerous countries around the...
  • Philadelphia officials announce legal action against Pennsylvania over gun laws

    10/07/2020 3:56:38 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 32 replies
    Fox 29 ^ | 10/07/2020
    The City of Philadelphia has announced legal action against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania over gun safety laws. City officials, including city council leaders and Mayor Jim Kenney announced the lawsuit during a press conference Wednesday afternoon. ---snip--- The lawsuit comes as gun violence reaches historic levels in the city with shooting incidents up 57% over 2019, and the number of shooting victims up 47%. The city also says the number of shooting victims under the age of 18 is up 67% over 2019.
  • Democrats Are Coming for Your Guns

    10/05/2020 4:58:10 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 43 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 5, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Joe Biden’s campaign website contains a long list of gun-control proposals: national gun licensing; red-flag laws, which let judges seize guns without a hearing or mental-health evaluation; and bans on semiautomatic guns that look like military weapons.
  • Interesting Maps

    10/05/2020 8:12:44 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    Second City Cop ^ | 5 Oct 2020 | SSC
    Our Statistician has been at it again. Take a look at his latest project... Here's another may - this time, it's shootings in the city. We'll let you make your own correlations between where shootings happen as compared to the make up of the city. So the people (and folks) who are getting killed at the highest rate are the ones who put Crimesha into office? Someone want to contact Eric Holder and see if we can't have that discussion he was always whining about?
  • Firearm Microstamping Bill Signed By Gov. Newsom

    10/02/2020 8:17:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies
    California Globe ^ | 1 October, 2020 | Evan Symon
    Earlier this week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill that requires newer model handguns in California to be microstamped.Gun manufacturers and firearm advocates denounced the decision, noting that it not only violates Second Amendment rights and would increase black market activity and  and non-registered weapons in the state, but would also hurt economically during a time of economic downturn.Controversial AB 2847 signed into lawAssemblyman David Chiu. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for California Globe) Assembly Bill 2847, authored by Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco), specifically notes that microstamping, which imprints tiny markings on cartridges that had been fired from the...
  • Gun-Control Group Dodges Guns in Swing State Attack Ads

    09/30/2020 5:50:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Stephen Gutowski
    The nation's largest gun-control group dodged guns entirely in a new swing state ad campaign that abandons the group's core issue to focus on health care. Documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, supported in large part by donations from billionaire Michael Bloomberg, is funding ads that assail Republicans on health care rather than gun control. The ads target state-level politicians in Pennsylvania, Iowa, North Carolina, Arizona, and Minnesota. The postcard-style ads, copies of which are posted to the back end of the group's website, have nearly identical wording. In an ad against...
  • Amy Coney Barrett Thinks the Second Amendment Prohibits Blanket Bans on Gun Possession by People With Felony Records. The SCOTUS contender's 2019 dissent will alarm gun control supporters

    09/25/2020 3:18:11 PM PDT · by karpov · 119 replies
    Reason ^ | September 23, 2020 | Jacob Sullum
    Rickey Kanter, who owned a Wisconsin company that sold therapeutic shoes and footwear inserts under the brand name Dr. Comfort, pleaded guilty in 2011 to one count of mail fraud for shipping inserts he falsely claimed were approved by Medicare to a podiatrist in Florida. Kanter received a prison sentence of a year and day, followed by two years of supervised release. He also paid a $50,000 fine and agreed, in a separate civil settlement, to pay Medicare a $27 million reimbursement. But that was not the end of his punishment, since his felony conviction meant that he permanently lost...
  • Gun Control Puts Your Life at Risk. In the 20th century, far more people were murdered by genocidal governments than by armed criminals.

    09/22/2020 1:51:45 PM PDT · by karpov · 11 replies
    Reason ^ | October 2020 | David B.Kopel
    According to gun prohibitionists, Europe is much safer than the United States, because Europe has stricter gun control. In fact, the historical record shows that excessive gun control (as in Europe) is about a hundred times more deadly than "insufficient" gun control (as, supposedly, in the U.S.). While a lone criminal with a gun can be very dangerous, a criminal government with a disarmed population is the deadliest thing on Earth. Let's start with the data. If U.S. gun homicide rates had been as low as European rates in the 20th century, how many lives might have been saved? According...
  • For $25, Senator Murphy Details Distrust of Americans and Freedom

    09/19/2020 3:53:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2020 | Lawrence Keane
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) encapsulated in 384 pages of his new book “The Violence Inside Us” one central theme: America can’t be trusted with freedom. “You know, it’s called ‘The Violence Inside Us’ because the conclusion I come to is that America is a violent place. We have always been a violent place,” Senator Murphy explained to MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt.The problem is Senator Murphy didn’t arrive at that conclusion, he started with it. He got there by cherry-picking historical facts, isolating them out of context, and wedging them to fit a narrative that American freedom is bad and must...
  • 21 Dead in Ohio: Governor Calls for Gun Control

    09/18/2020 5:22:52 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 49 replies
    Guns America Dugest ^ | 9/9/2020 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine called on lawmakers in the Buckeye State this week to pass a series of reforms aimed at blunting the spike in gun-related violence. The reforms are part of a larger plan called “STRONG Ohio” that DeWine introduced in October of 2019 in the wake of the Dayton massacre. “I’m going to keep saying it. We have to, in Ohio, get tougher on repeat violent offenders,” DeWine stated on Tuesday, according to local media. “We have to get tougher on those who are convicted felons who have absolutely no business having a gun. We need to do...
  • Biden's Gun Control Claims at Odds With Crime Stats

    09/16/2020 6:04:05 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 16, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    A handgun, not an assault rifle, was used to shoot the deputies. But it seems that Biden never misses an opportunity to deceptively complain about “weapons of war.”
  • VP hopeful Kamala Harris- who says she supports defunding police - is seen in Miami being protected by dozens of cops as well as a Secret Service agent carrying an assault rifle, a weapon she's vowed to ban

    09/15/2020 7:49:01 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 15 2020 | KAYLA BRANTLEY
    Kamala Harris was seen leaving an appearance in Miami where she was guarded by a Secret Service officer armed with an assault weapon - the same type of gun she vowed to ban. In the photos exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com, the VP hopeful is seen leaving Florida Memorial University on Thursday, ironically being protected by the same assault rifle that she promised to ban within the first 100 days of her term. It's worth noting, however, that Secret Service agents are trained and equipped to handle such a weapon.
  • Biden’s Response to the Los Angeles Shooting Is Cynical Scaremongering

    09/14/2020 11:56:34 AM PDT · by karpov · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | September 14, 2020 | David Harsanyi
    Despite his promise to name Beto “Hell Yes, We’re Going to Take Your AR-15” O’Rourke as gun czar, Joe Biden claims he doesn’t support confiscation of firearms, merely a friendly “voluntary buyback program” and a national registry for law-abiding owners of so-called “assault weapons.” After two cops were ambushed in Los Angeles by gunmen this weekend, Biden promised that he’ll take “assault weapons and high-capacity magazines” and “weapons of war” off the streets. Setting aside the fact that the AR-15 isn’t a “weapon of war” and it is seldom used in criminality, why is Biden even talking about them now?...
  • Weapons of war have no place in our communities.

    09/13/2020 6:19:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 134 replies
    twitter@JoeBiden ^ | 9/1/20 | JoeBiden
    Weapons of war have no place in our communities. We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
  • Australia: Corona Cops Arrest Grandma Sitting in Park For Not Wearing a Mask

    09/09/2020 3:37:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Summit News ^ | 9 September, 2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Draconian enforcement of COVID-19 lockdown accelerates. Yet another shock video out of Australia shows police enforcing coronavirus rules by arresting an elderly woman sitting on a park bench for not wearing a mask. “This is unlawful, on what grounds am I under arrest?” asks the woman. An officer then walks around the back of the bench and snatches her friend’s phone away, preventing her from filming the encounter. The woman is told that she is being arrested for failing to provide her name and address. ... Once a person has been targeted for not wearing a mask or violating any...
  • Review: ‘Gun Control Myths’ by John R. Lott, Jr, PhD

    09/04/2020 2:23:03 PM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 6 replies
    DRGO ^ | 9-1-2020 | Doctors for responsible gun ownership
    Doctor of Economics John Lott, Jr. is the expert on gun research because he’s done most of it. His Crime Prevention Research Center is the central repository of answers to all questions about the wrongness of gun control and how in truth guns save lives. More Guns, Less Crime (his classic introduction) and his previous book The War on Guns are the perfect foundations for Gun Control Myths—together these form a compendium that addresses most of the fraudulent claims that have been made about how guns surely (but don’t) cause “gun violence”.