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  • Constitutional Provision for Right to Arms Likely for Iowa

    02/21/2017 5:35:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland ^ | 17 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-Iowa is one of only six states that does not have some sort of protection of the right to keep and bear arms in the state Constitution. The other five states are California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Minnesota. One of the reasons for this lack is the difficult process that a state constitutional amendment has to undergo to be passed in Iowa.  First, the amendment must be passed by the General Assembly. Then an election must occur. Then the amendment must be passed a second time. Finally, the amendment is to be presented to the people,...
  • Trinidad and Tobago to Consider More Gun Permit Reform

    02/20/2017 4:30:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    ammoland ^ | 14 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Trinidad and Tobago is a small island nation just off the coast of Venezuela. In Trinidad and Tobago, legally obtaining a gun is not easy. The problem is that much power is vested in the Chief of Police, and there is a long tradition of delaying permits or ignoring appeals.  In 2011, a reform was passed to create a Firearms Appeals Board. The appeals board was finally appointed in October of 2012. It had yet to meet as of February of 2013.  From the guardian.co.tt: Getting a gun licence is not that easy. Chairman of the Firearms Appeal Board...
  • Group wants to eliminate 'human black silhouette' targets

    02/19/2017 7:31:24 AM PST · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    Guns.com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Chris Eger
    The No More Black Targets campaign argues that shooting ranges and instructors should not use "menacing" black targets, and is petitioning to end the practice, citing trigger bias. "Young black men are 3X more likely to be shot by trained shooters than their white peers," notes the site for the campaign. "A disturbing potential correlation: The most popular target for shooters to learn to use their firearm is a black silhouette. Unconscious bias can be deadly."
  • National Concealed Carry Reciprocity - not the Way You Deal with Those who have Usurped Your Rights!

    02/18/2017 2:19:08 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 30 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 02-18-2017 | Tim Brown
    HR 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, appears to be a good bill for Second Amendment supporters. However, could I ask that we take the premise that if we actually believe in the protections of rights contained in the Second Amendment and knowing how government usurps its authority quite often in order to control the people, that we take a step back and consider a few things about HR 38? While I agree with the premise of the legislation that Americans do have a right to keep and bear arms across state lines, it's the problem of obtaining...
  • Morning Spin: U.S. Rep. Kelly writes Trump letter on Chicago violence

    02/17/2017 7:08:36 AM PST · by csvset · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 Feb 2017 | Katherine Skiba
    <p>Democratic U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson has written a letter to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence calling on them to do something about violence in Chicago, and included photos of the 38 children age 16 or younger whom her aides determined had been shot and killed in the city since February 2016.</p>
  • Column: Let's try extreme vetting for gun owners (barf alert)

    02/17/2017 6:21:00 AM PST · by rellimpank · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 feb 2017 | Zorn
    What if — and it's a crazy thought, I know, but stay with me — what if it actually isn't a good idea to allow nearly everyone to buy all the guns they want with minimal to nonexistent background checks? What if it's not just poverty, joblessness, illegal drugs, wimpy judges and fractured families causing the sort of mayhem that recently saw three kids die of bullet wounds in just two days in Chicago? What if the glut of guns is a part of it?
  • The NBA, tourists, and Mardi Gras are here, so gunplay will not be tolerated in New Orleans

    02/17/2017 6:18:45 AM PST · by tekrat · 12 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 2/17/2017 | Tim Morris
    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Police Superintendent Michael Harrison have made the city -- or at least certain tourist-friendly parts and for a limited period of time -- safe again from ill-intentioned gunfire. How did they achieve this? They have declared "zero tolerance" for anyone bringing illegal firearms to Carnival parades, to the French Quarter, and to all activities connected to this weekend's NBA All-Star Game. "Do not bring firearms to the French Quarter or parades," Harrison said at a City Hall press conference Wednesday (Feb. 15). Not yet equipped with radiation scanning devices, NOPD will deploy plainclothes officers...
  • AL: Luther Strange, New Senator, is pro Second Amendment

    02/17/2017 3:27:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On February 9th, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange was sworn in as a replacement for Senator Sessions.  Senator Sessions joined the Trump administration as Attorney General of the United States. From al.com: "This is truly a remarkable time in our state's history," Bentley said in a press release this morning. "Alabama has surely been well represented by Senator Sessions, and I am confident Senator Strange will serve as a fine representative for our people. His leadership on a national level, service as a statewide elected official and long record of taking on tough federal issues are the very qualities...
  • (9th Circus) Court Says Californians Need (10 days) to Cool Off After Gun Buy

    02/16/2017 10:39:41 AM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | February 14, 2017 | David Lombardo
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower-court decision that would have struck down a 10-day waiting period for certain firearm purchases. The lower-court decision would have allowed existing gun owners and people with concealed-weapons permits to immediately take possession of a lawfully purchased firearm. [Snip] 9th Circuit Judge Mary Schroeder ... said someone who already owns a hunting rifle may want to buy a larger-capacity weapon that will do more damage when fired into a crowd. "A 10-day cooling-off period would serve to discourage such conduct and would impose no serious burden on the core...
  • NBC News Incorrectly Says Criminals Can Legally Manufacture Their Own Guns

    02/15/2017 11:54:22 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 24 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 02/15/2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    NBC News ran a segment during their Nightly News program last week that incorrectly said criminals can legally manufacture guns for their own personal use. "This is a real gun and anyone can buy it, no background check required," Jeff Rossen, NBC News national investigative correspondent, said as the segment opened. "It's perfectly legal." {..snip..}
  • Thug Sh00ts & K!lls Own Brother During A Gang Hit Thinking He Was Someone Else! #iS***UNot

    02/15/2017 9:30:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | Feb. 15, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Thug Sh00ts & K!lls Own Brother During A Gang Hit Thinking He Was Someone Else! #iS***UNot Video only, Tommy's news/commentary on shooting.
  • One Shot Takes out a Grain Silo

    02/15/2017 6:40:20 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/15/2017 | J Hines
    What does 120 pounds of Tannerite do to a grain silo? See the explosive outcome in this video from Larry Enright, as Tannerite takes out a grain silo way out at 520 yards away. This old grain silo packed with 120 pounds of Tannerite explosives goes out with a mighty boom. One skilled rifle shot sets off the Tannerite and pieces fill the air. The best part of the video is the chuckling camera man. He thoroughly enjoyed the show with the best quote ever: "where there was something there is no more." See the kaboom footage here.
  • Las Vegas law firm seeks public records related to Question 1

    02/14/2017 3:23:27 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 6 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/14/2017 | By WESLEY JUHL
    A Las Vegas law firm hired to represent Nevadans for Background Checks filed a massive public records request Monday in pursuit of communication between several state agencies, police departments, the FBI and the National Rifle Association. The firm Greenberg Traurig was hired to represent the campaign after the gun background check measure was blocked from its planned Jan. 1 implementation because the FBI refused to perform the background checks. Nevada voters in November approved the initiative to expand firearm background checks to private-party sales and transfers.
  • Six Self-Defense Handguns Under $350

    02/14/2017 8:03:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 13, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    A dependable self-defense handgun can be a literal lifesaver not just for the wealthy, but for Americans of all socioeconomic classes. For that reason, Breitbart News presents a list of six self-defense guns that people may purchase for less than $350.
  • Tracer Round vs. 5 Gallon Propane Tank

    02/13/2017 4:37:57 AM PST · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/13/2017 | J McAdams
    If you've ever wondered what shooting a propane tank at night it looks like, you came to the right place. That explosion really lit up the desert! If shooting a 1-pound propane canister with a compound bow is impressive, shooting a 30 pound propane tank with a .50cal incendiary round during the day is awesome, and shooting a similar-sized propane tank at night must be out-of-this-world cool. Please don't try this at home! Leave that sort of stuff to guys like Uncle Rob. Watch the video to see just how impressive the resulting spectacle was.
  • How Untraceable ‘Ghost Guns’ Are Bought and Sold Online (Reporter is a wimp)

    02/09/2017 4:57:59 PM PST · by Ouderkirk · 35 replies
    Nothing But Crap (NBC) News ^ | 2-9-2017 | Some commie POS at NBC
    THe entrenched democRAT hacks who remain in their jobs at BATF are trying to give the democRAT Party a topic they think has legs. Ghost Guns. In the video you see the nitwit reporter cringe when the shooter pulls the trigger. What experienced shooter cringes like a little girl when that big nasty black rifle discharges? Watch the video at 1:22...this reporter it s TOTAL fag.
  • John Lott: Gun-free zones easy targets for would-be killers

    02/09/2017 4:47:37 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 9 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | February 9, 2017 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Would you post a sign in front of your home announcing that you live in a gun-free zone? Would this make you feel safer? To criminals, gun-free zones just look like easy targets. But in a recent column for the News Sentinel, Mark Harmon argues that killers pay no attention to gun-free zones. He incorrectly claims that this is the “consensus view” of academic research. Since 1950, more than 98 percent of public mass shootings in America have taken place where citizens are banned from carrying guns. In Europe, every mass public shooting in history has occurred in a gun-free...
  • Senate confirms Sessions, gun groups react

    02/09/2017 12:58:23 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 31 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 9 Feb 17 | Brian Seay
    Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions talks to reporters Wednesday after the Senate voted 52-47 to confirm him as the next attorney general. President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, was confirmed Wednesday night in a near-party-line vote in the Senate, finishing off a contentious process and leaving pro-gunners cheering, and gun control groups jeering. The Senate voted 52-47 to confirm Sessions. Democrat Joe Manchin III broke the party line and voted for Sessions, something he said he’d do back in November. No Republican voted against the senator from Alabama, and while he could have voted to confirm himself...
  • Sako M92S based on the AK

    02/09/2017 7:26:22 AM PST · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/9/2017 | J Hines
    Larry Vickers gets a chance to take this ultra-rare Sako M92S Rifle down range, which was based on the Soviet AK and Valmet Rifles. The semi-automatic only Sako M92S rifle fires the 7.62x39mm cartridge. This model has a folding stock, a grenade launcher adapter and gas cut off switch. With many other add-ons, this rifle with a milled receiver is quite the shooter. The magazine release is very slick. According to Larry, the shooting feels soft and thinking that the Fin’s did not overload the gas like the AK-47, most AK’s are overloaded with gas. This sweet-shooting Finnish rifle is...
  • Anyone here buy ammo from "luckygunner.com"??

    02/08/2017 3:29:35 PM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 41 replies
    8 Feb 2016 | Eric Pode
    Saw them recommended on Instapundit and went to take a look at their webpage. I shoot mostly 9mm, .223 and a little 30-06 and their prices beat anything I can get locally. Any pros/cons from freepers who've used them??
  • Germans buy Guns Through the Mail ... Oops

    02/08/2017 4:24:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Graphic from Zweit Online Hundreds of illegal guns have been sent into Germany through the postal system, with websites offering the service. The following summation was sent to me by a source who compiled it from a number of English language translations. Germany’s largest newspaper is reporting that hundreds of people have been caught buying illegal firearms in order to protect themselves from migrants. The largest of the websites selling guns has been shut down and its user data has been handed over to the police and journalists. According to claims elsewhere in the German media, people who were...
  • Winchester Proto-M14 Rifle

    02/07/2017 11:26:27 AM PST · by w1n1 · 47 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/7/2017 | J Hines
    In the aftermath of World War II, the United States spent 12 years looking for a successor to the M1 Garand rifle. The new standard infantry arm was expected to be select-fire, lightweight, accurate, controllable, and fire a heavy .30-caliber projectile. It would replace not just the M1, but also the BAR and perhaps the M1 Carbine as well – a true universal weapon. Of course, these requirements were complete fantasy, unachievable in the real world – but that did not prevent Remington, Springfield Arsenal, and Winchester from trying to meet them. Winchester produced a proto M14 with select fire...
  • Brussels Is Wrong on Guns

    02/06/2017 4:38:11 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 3 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 27, 2017 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Strict new European gun-control regulations will take another step on Thursday when a committee of the European Parliament votes on a set of measures. The Parliament and the European Commission already have agreed to the proposal in principle. Prompted by terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, these regulations would prohibit the civilian use of most semiautomatic firearms. As is typical of such laws, however, they will do nothing to prevent the kind of attacks being used to justify them.
  • Ending Obama's Ban On Some Retirees From Owning Guns

    02/06/2017 1:36:31 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 6, 2017 | Dr. John R. Lott
    Do you know anyone who has decided to let someone else manage their finances? Just before Christmas, Obama finalized new rules banning Social Security recipients from buying a gun if they have trouble managing their finances. On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 235-180 to overturn that rule, with just two Democrats voting with the majority. This week, members of the Senate will face the same vote. Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress has 60 days to pass a resolution overruling the regulation. About 10% of all people 65 and older risk being classified as "financially incompetent" — about 4.2...
  • Brussels Is Wrong On Guns

    02/06/2017 1:27:02 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 27, 2017 | Dr. John R. Lott
    Strict new European gun-control regulations will take another step on Thursday when a committee of the European Parliament votes on a set of measures. The Parliament and the European Commission already have agreed to the proposal in principle. Prompted by terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, these regulations would prohibit the civilian use of most semiautomatic firearms. As is typical of such laws, however, they will do nothing to prevent the kind of attacks being used to justify them. The proposed Firearms...
  • Trump’s win spurs new push on gun rights

    02/04/2017 11:58:53 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3 Feb 17 | Reid Wilson
    President Trump’s election has encouraged gun rights advocates to mount a new legislative push in states across the country. Legislators in more than a dozen states have introduced bills to allow residents to carry guns in the open, roll back licensing requirements for concealed weapons and limit the number of facilities where guns are prohibited. Measures in several states would allow those with licenses to carry firearms in schools, airports and churches. Those backing more expansive gun rights largely embrace Trump’s claims — many of which are disputed by federal and local law enforcement statistics — that crime is...
  • The Rate of Fatal Firearm Accidents is at an All Time Low in the U.S.

    02/04/2017 4:58:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Chart by David Scott.  The rate is number of fatalities per 100,000 population. It is not simple to determine the rate of fatal firearm accidents in the United States over the long term.  In this article three sources were used. Rates and numbers from 1933-1987 are  available from Kleck, Point Blank Page 306 Table 7.1. Numbers of 1981-2000 were found in An Analysis of Firearm-Related Accidents in the United States(pdf). Rates were calculated using Census figures.  From 1999-2015 numbers were available in WISQARS, population for per capital rates was taken from U.S. Census figures. For the overlap cases, the...
  • RIGHT-WING EXTREMISTS ARE A BIGGER THREAT TO AMERICA THAN ISIS [Laughing Out Loud Alert!]

    02/03/2017 8:59:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    NewsWEAK ^ | 2/4/17 | Kurt "Humiliated by Tucker" Eichenwald
    .....right-wing militants who, since 2002, have killed more people in the United States than jihadis have. In that time, according to New America, a Washington think tank, Islamists launched nine attacks that murdered 45, while the right-wing extremists struck 18 times, leaving 48 dead. These Americans thrive on hate and conspiracy theories, many fed to them by politicians and commentators who blithely blather about government concentration camps and impending martial law and plans to seize guns and other dystopian gibberish, apparently unaware there are people listening who don’t know it’s all lies. These extremists turn to violence—against minorities, non-Christians, abortion...
  • BY MY SPIRIT[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2017 12:36:23 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-17 | Holy Spirit
    My corpuscles are the youth of your future endeavors in me therefore as you receive communion by My Spirit and declare it in tongues truly I shall overcome the arsenals and attempts of the enemy to thwart My Will in you for you do not work for flesh and blood or a church Made out of Stone nor a shepherd born into sin but it is My Righteousness that saves you in an eternal manner not mankind or a shepherd’s staff and your True charity is to merely do My Will for in these footprints of obedience is where we...
  • NRA Applauds Neil Gorsuch's Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

    APPEARS IN News Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association (NRA) applauds the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the United States Supreme Court. “President Trump has made an outstanding choice in nominating Judge Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. He has an impressive record that demonstrates his support for the Second Amendment,” said Chris W. Cox, Executive Director, NRA-ILA. “We urge the Senate to swiftly confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, just as it did in confirming him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit by...
  • Black Panthers Disarmed By Tactical Officers At NC Courthouse

    02/01/2017 5:33:07 AM PST · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    Bearingarms.com ^ | January 30, 2017 | Bob Owens
    The Revolutionary Black Panther Party pledged legal action Sunday against local officials for their response to a planned armed march at a news conference interrupted when law enforcement officers arrived to remove their weapons. The news conference was taking place on the steps of the New Hanover County Courthouse when members of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the Wilmington Police Department arrived. New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Donald Warnick told party leader Dr. Alli Muhammad they were not allowed to have their weapons on courthouse property. Tensions heightened when some party members noticed officers with the Wilmington...
  • Think Twice before Robbing this Store

    01/30/2017 6:19:20 AM PST · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/30/2017 | S Morstan
    What happens when you bring a fight to a gun store When two men entered the Dixie Gun and Pawn at 11 am to rob the place, it's hard to tell what they were thinking. Were they aiming for a store next door? Did they really think they had a foolproof plan? Were they just bored and looking to spice up their lives? They tried to wave guns, and one man even tried to pull a second handgun, but they neglected the thought that maybe, just maybe, the store clerk at the Dixie GUN and pawn might also be carrying...
  • Brooklyn gun broker secretly recorded conversations with corrupt NYPD cops

    01/28/2017 2:24:10 PM PST · by RC one · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, January 26, 2017, 9:46 AM | Victoria Bekiempis & Graham Rayman
    A crooked gun broker secretly made thousands of recordings of conversations with corrupt NYPD cops, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The revelation likely will send shock waves through the department. In a letter filed in Manhattan Federal Court, prosecutors said Alex (Shaya) Lichtenstein secretly recorded some 70,000 conversations, including many with cops. In November, Lichtenstein pleaded guilty to bribing NYPD officers to obtain pistol licenses. Lichtenstein saved the conversations to an e-mail account, “many of them contemporaneous memorialization of dealings of questionable legality with members of the NYPD,” according to the letter written by Assistant U.S. Attorney Martin Bell. “During our...
  • NH: Democrats Propose Voter Suppression for Second Amendment Practitioners

    01/28/2017 5:30:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A bill has been introduced into the New Hampshire legislature. It is designed to suppress the exercise of the Second Amendment and voting. The bill to discourage Second Amendment practitioners from voting is HB350. It is unlikely to pass in Second Amendment friendly New Hampshire. It shows the Democrat mindset to suppress the votes of people they disagree with. The bill requires that people who are going to vote divest themselves of their Second Amendment rights while they are voting.  In New Hampshire, no license is required to carry a firearm openly; it is fairly simple to obtain a...
  • Most Armed Man in America

    01/27/2017 3:49:21 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 17, 2016 | Hot Brass and Bullets
    Check out this old guy's arsenal and toys.
  • Sessions Promises to ‘Properly Enforce’ Current Gun Laws, Endorses NRA-Backed Project Exile

    01/27/2017 7:02:12 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Freebeacon.com ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Sessions Promises to ‘Properly Enforce’ Current Gun Laws, Endorses NRA-Backed Project Exile Stephen Gutowski January 10, 2017 Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) said Tuesday he would prosecute gun crimes that fall under federal jurisdiction during his confirmation hearing for attorney general. Sessions’ views on gun crime prosecutions were made clear during an exchange between him and Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas). Cornyn framed the question in terms of violence against police and gun violence against minority communities. He specifically focused on gun crimes committed by felons who were already prohibited from possessing firearms. “We ought to hold our police and...
  • Black Trump Supporter Educates Libtard With Truth About Gun Violence And Black Lives Matter

    01/27/2017 6:57:57 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/27/17 | Freedom Post
    Black Trump supporter educates libtard with truth about gun violence and Black Lives Matter. Statistically, blacks compose of 13% of population but commit 52% of homicide, and 93% of blacks are killed by other blacks.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNt9ZpQrfi4      
  • 10 Questions With Trayvon Martin’s Parents

    01/27/2017 4:31:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Five years after their son's death, the parents of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, reflect on grief, faith and their commitment to justice...
  • Don't Blink, Jerry Miculek Broke another Shooting Record

    01/25/2017 9:12:40 AM PST · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/25/2017 | j
    History was made this week as Jerry Miculek set a new world record at SHOT Show 2017 by shooting the SLT drill in an amazing 1.59 seconds. During the Spread The Love (STL) drill, the shooter has to shoot 10 shots; first four to the chest and two to the head of the center target, followed by two to the chest on the right target and then the left target. Take a look at the record-breaking shoot here.
  • Anti-Trump Activists at UT-Austin (Univ. of Texas) Too Afraid of Campus Carry to Protest Trump

    01/23/2017 7:06:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | January 22, 2017
    Friday afternoon, as college students in other states took to campus quads to protest the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, the campus of the University of Texas at Austin was eerily quiet. Although the university is home to several activist groups that have publicly denounced the new commander-in-chief, the groups cited the state's almost six-month-old campus carry law as their reason for staying home. [Snip] As the inauguration played out in D.C., only a single person was spotted walking across the UT campus in Central Austin. He refused to give his name but identified himself as a professor of...
  • Obama Official Issues Ammunition Ban for Federal Lands on Last Day in Office

    01/22/2017 7:33:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 20, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe, an Obama appointee, ordered a new ammunition ban for certain federal lands on Thursday–his last full day in office. The ban, which took effect immediately, eliminates the use of lead-based ammunition on federal lands like national parks and wildlife refuges, as well as any other land administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service. The ban is expected to have a major impact on much of the hunting that takes place on federal lands across the United States as lead-based ammunition is widely legal and used throughout the country. Ashe said the order...
  • Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) IN FAVOR of the HEARING PROTECTION ACT!

    01/19/2017 10:08:04 AM PST · by WorldWarGames · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/19/2017 | WorldWarGames
    Video of me talking to my Congressman, Rep. Kevin Brady, about the Hearing Protection Act. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7rmPUXbdBo
  • Gun silencers are hard to buy. Donald Trump Jr. and silencer makers want to change that.

    01/18/2017 3:23:48 PM PST · by RC one · 73 replies
    washington post ^ | January 9, 2017 at 3:50 PM | Michael S. Rosenwald
    The federal government has strictly limited the sale of firearm silencers for as long as James Bond and big-screen gangsters have used them to discreetly shoot enemies between the eyes.Now the gun industry, which for decades has complained about the restrictions, is pursuing new legislation to make silencers easier to buy, and a key backer is Donald Trump Jr., an avid hunter and the oldest son of the ­president-elect, who campaigned as a friend of the gun industry.The legislation stalled in Congress last year. But with Republicans in charge of the House and Senate and the elder Trump moving into...
  • A roundup of illegal guns in Washington, D.C. proves telling

    01/18/2017 12:24:39 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 5 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 1-18-17 | Jazz Shaw
    (Skip) Back in 2015 we had a similar discussion after Joe Scarborough did an interview where he pointed out that only a tiny fraction of guns used in crimes were purchased legally. (Skip) There have been some studies that peg the number at around three percent, which is the one Scarborough quoted. Others have put it as high as 11% but that seems to be an outlier. It’s a difficult problem to put an exact figure on, but the general consensus is that somewhere between three and eight percent of gun crimes are committed with legally purchased and owned firearms....
  • Officials have duty to Nevadans to make background checks work (barf alert)

    01/15/2017 7:12:09 AM PST · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 15 jan 2017
    Christmas just kept coming last year for the NRA crowd in Nevada. Three days after the holiday, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt gave them another gift when he announced that the November ballot measure on universal background checks had hit a roadblock. Cue the Charlie Brown music. Based on the chorus of smug comments about how opponents of the initiative had warned voters all along that it was flawed, the types who can’t drink enough NRA Kool-Aid had quite a celebration. Here’s hoping they had plenty of fun, because now it’s time to get back to the important job of...
  • Colt is Bringing Back The Cobra in 2017!

    01/13/2017 1:17:59 PM PST · by NRx · 30 replies
    Guns America ^ | 01-01-2017 | Max Slowik
    Send to Kindle The new Colt Cobra is a small gun with gigantic expectations. (Photo: Colt) Colt has a big announcement for 2017. The company is getting back into double-action revolvers starting with the new Colt Cobra. The 2017 Cobra features a matte stainless frame and cylinder, wraparound rubber grip and fiber optic front sight. True to its heritage, the 2017 edition is chambered for .38 Special and has a 6-round capacity.The new revolver weighs a little more at 25 ounces unloaded. That extra weight will help shooters load up with really hot overpressure loads. This gun is built for concealed-carry...
  • The Try Guys shoot Guns for the First Time

    01/13/2017 6:26:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/13/2017 | J Hines
    If you're not familiar with who these "Try Guys" are, they are four hilarious men who will throw themselves into any scenario, just to try it out. You can’t say they’re not open minded, however, when it came to the topic of guns. Well this is what their opinions on guns were before getting a taste of blasting some hot lead downrange, by the way they are our "millennial generation". Guy 1: I don't like guns. at all.Guy 2: I don't have a negative opinion about guns, I do have negative opinions about people.Guy 3: I've been invited to a...
  • Trooper Shot in ‘Ambush’ Attack on Arizona Highway; Passerby Fatally Shoots Suspect

    01/12/2017 12:33:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    ktla ^ | 01/02/2017
    An armed passerby fatally shot a suspect who had opened fire on a trooper in an apparent ambush attack as the law enforcement officer, who was responding to a shots fired call, stopped to investigate a car crash along Interstate 10 near Tonopah on Thursday. The incident started shortly before 4:30 a.m. with a 911 call from a driver east of California who said somebody shot at his car from the median, television station KPHO in Phoenix reported. According to Col. Frank Milstead, the director of DPS, the trooper was responding to the shots fired call when he came upon...
  • An Austrian Assault Weapon Positioned as a Possible Successor of the German G36 Rifle

    01/12/2017 12:09:05 PM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Defense Update ^ | January 12, 2017 | Tamir Eshel
    The German defense company Rheinmetall has teamed with Austrian arms manufacturer Steyr Mannlicher to manufacture and market the RS556 – a German version of the 5.56mm x 45 cal. modular assault rifle system based on Steyr’s STM556. The Austrian weapon was first unveiled in 2012. Eying the German market, Rheinmetall positions the new weapon as a candidate for the German “System Sturmgewehr Bundeswehr” – the planned replacement of the G36 – the standard German military assault rifle made by Heckler & Koch. This project is set to begin in 2019. Rheinmetall will offer the new assault rifle as a joint...
  • He is headed to the UN ![Charismatic Caucus]

    01/11/2017 8:11:48 AM PST · by Jedediah · 7 replies
    A voice in the distance a wave in the air, But bearing no fruit except despair, A leader once of a country beloved, But now he attacks the messenger from above, The Dove of freedom he claims to hold, But truly in his hand is a hammer not gold, Denying The " T " ruth of "I AM "(JESUS), Causing grief to sacred land ! Soon he shall be revealed as that angel of old, That fell to the earth being vane and bold, His heart is black as his soul, But soon every one shall know, The Abomination about...