Keyword: guns

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Sorry: Still No Proof Gun Control Decreases Murder and Mayhem

    03/22/2017 8:23:13 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 9 replies
    Observer ^ | 03/01/17 | Selwin Duke
    In this age of waxing laws and waning freedoms, a notable exception to the pattern of ever-tightening restrictions is gun prohibitions. New Hampshire no longer requires a license for the carrying of a concealed, loaded firearm; Florida is considering eliminating all “gun-free zones” (e.g., at schools); and Iowa may institute a “Stand your ground” provision and lower the age at which children could use handguns, to cite a few examples. [...]All this stokes another fear: that the U.S. will become a gun free-for-all zone of murder and mayhem. But does data justify this concern?
  • Commentary: The NRA's gun market crisis (barf alert)

    03/22/2017 6:49:19 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 22 mar 2017 | Firmin DeBrabander
    The National Rifle Association spent a record amount to support Donald Trump's winning presidential campaign — upward of $30 million. While this investment looks wise now, recall that not long ago it was the height of insanity. Trump's campaign seemed doomed — but the NRA doubled down on its risky bet anyway, which threatened to marginalize it and undermine it politically. I believe this bet testifies to the NRA's desperation. This sounds odd, I realize, when you consider how the gun lobby is racking up legislative victories — expanding "campus carry" and permitless concealed-carry gun laws at the state level,...
  • Water Hazard and Murphy at Ranch in 2017

    03/21/2017 2:21:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    At the Ranch in Arizona, I keep water trickling for a water hole. It is the only reliable water for about three miles in any direction.  I have a game camera there, and sometimes obtain interesting photographs, like the bobcat and coyote interaction above from a couple of months ago.  The water hole is about 15 yards from the backstop of the pistol range.  Some of the water pipe was exposed over the last few years. My bother and I were at the range, shooting 170 grain cast lead .40 caliber projectiles at a half silhouette steel target.   After...
  • Razorback 22LR Beltfed Conversion for the AR15 rifle

    03/19/2017 2:31:57 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/19/2017 | J Hines
    Razorback 22LR Beltfed Conversion for the AR15 rifle – Credits go to LSM1213 Tired of stacking up old magazines on your plinker? Lakeside Guns has the solution for you — a beltfed .22 LR. Correct, the Lakeside Machine has a clever transformation for AR-15 style rifles, called the Razorback. This altered upper receiver allows you go through rimfire ammunition by means of a belt. Maybe best of all, it requires no alteration to the lower receiver to slap one on. In general, the Razorback gives off an impression of being for the most part a novelty but be that as...
  • LGTB group launches campaign against national reciprocity

    03/19/2017 5:01:51 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 77 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 17 Mar 17 | Christen Smith
    Gays Against Guns, an LGTB gun violence prevention group, launched its first ad campaign Thursday against the concealed carry reciprocity proposals pending in Congress. The latest demonstration from the group, founded in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting last year, features 20 advertisements shot in cities across the country depicting a protester holding a sign that reads “Not in my city” or “Not in my office,” among other randomly chosen locations. A second protester stands in the background, covered in a white veil, representing a victim of gun violence, the group says. H.R. 38 and S. 446 would bring...
  • PA: Police Department Destroys $25,000 of Legal Guns

    03/18/2017 9:31:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Image courtesy Abington Police In Pennsylvania, Abington police destroyed 185 guns they had been collecting since 1998. From abingtonpd.org: In January, 2017 Abington Police disposed of 185 guns that had accumulated in secure evidence storage since 1998. The guns were ones that had been surrendered to APD for disposal or that otherwise could not be returned to a qualified owner. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office obtained a court order for APD authorizing the disposal of these guns and on January 26, 2017 these guns were disposed of under the watchful eyes of Abington Police Evidence Custodians. The guns were...
  • Redneck Paradise

    03/17/2017 10:24:17 AM PDT · by lefty-lie-spy · 2 replies
    https://youtu.be/__HPfmvaWRw ^ | See Link | Kid rock
    It's our TIGF in Tokyo. I haven't posted anything lately, so I'm offering this up for you to enjoy on your Friday as we slip into Springtime. https://youtu.be/__HPfmvaWRw
  • Through the House of Pain

    03/17/2017 5:08:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 3/17/2017 | J Hines
    The intense USAF qualification course ensures only the most qualified Security Forces Airmen become Ravens. When fully trained, Ravens are air marshals on the ground who deploy with aircrew members on missions designated by the AMC Threat Working Group. Raven teams protect aircraft and their crews and cargo from criminal and terrorist threats while traveling through airfields where security is either unknown or inadequate. The Air Force has fewer than 150 active Ravens executing AMC's force protection of strategic airlift around the world. The intense qualification course ensures the select few who become Ravens are of an exceptional caliber. Inside...
  • 257,000 Veterans May Get Their Guns Back Real Soon!

    03/15/2017 2:46:13 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 29 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 03-15-2017 | Tim Brown
    On Thursday, the House of Representatives will consider a bill that will restore the rights of over quarter of our nation's veterans to keep and bear arms that were illegally infringed upon during the Obama administration.HR 1181, the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act, will head to the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday.  This bill seeks to "amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the conditions under which certain persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes." The text of the bill states: SEC. 2. CONDITIONS FOR TREATMENT OF CERTAIN PERSONS AS ADJUDICATED MENTALLY...
  • The Rise and Fall of Ex-Reality-TV Star, Gunsmoke Guns' Rich Wyatt

    03/14/2017 1:10:25 PM PDT · by MileHi · 25 replies
    Westword ^ | March 13, 2017 | Michael Roberts
    Rich Wyatt, the star of American Guns, a once-popular Discovery Channel program that showcased him, his telegenic family, including wife Renee and kids Paige and Kurt, and his business, Wheat Ridge's Gunsmoke Guns, has been found guilty of conspiring to deal firearms without a license and multiple tax charges. The verdict completes the fall of a once-prominent TV personality who rubbed shoulders with celebrities such as rock star Ted Nugent and even a former President of the United States, George W. Bush.
  • God's Will and Glory ,your Fruit to take in and bare[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/14/2017 10:25:17 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    You my children have been orchestrated for My will and glory but are you accomplishing my will at this very moment or have you put me on pause for I AM your Redeemer, Lord and God . My yoke is easy there is no striving but a beautiful flowing river of Life and this is the wellspring I call to that abides in you ! My law is Love and My Rudder for your life is intimacy with me . So come even now and walk with Me in the Garden of your Destiny for there is fruit of My...
  • Huge weapons haul seized by Spanish police

    03/14/2017 8:56:56 AM PDT · by CtBigPat · 28 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 3/14/2017 | BBC
    Spanish Police have released striking pictures of a huge weapons haul seized from an organised crime group. It includes over 10,000 assault rifles, machine guns, pistols, revolvers, and 400 shells and grenades. The guns and ammunition were seized in January during an operation against firearms trafficking.
  • Australia Takes Aim at Guns, Again, After Confiscation Scheme Fails to Disarm Criminals

    03/14/2017 7:55:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/13/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    The much-heralded Australian gun confiscation scheme of the late 1990s failed to disarm criminals to such a degree that Australia is going after guns again, beginning in July of this year. In other words, the gun confiscation scheme Hillary Clinton praised on October 16, 2016, as “worth looking at” for gun policy in America actually created an uneven playing field where law-abiding citizens turned in their guns while criminals retained theirs. The NRA-ILA reports: In a tacit admission that criminals and scofflaws have had little trouble circumventing Australia’s National Firearms Agreement (NFA) and the government’s confiscation effort, Australian officials have...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules City has no Authority to Ban Weapons from Buses

    03/14/2017 4:28:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    After nearly four years in the courts, Wisconsin Carry, Inc. won a historic victory for the right to bear arms in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Carry had sued the City of Madison, because the City had refused to remove a rule that had been instituted in 2005 by the City Transit and Parking Commission. The rule forbid the transportation of any weapons on city buses. The case started in 2013. Wisconsin has a strong state constitutional protection for the bearing of arms. Wisconsin Carry did not invoke that protection directly, nor did they cite the Second Amendment.  Wisconsin had passed a...
  • 2016 Guns by the Numbers

    03/13/2017 7:40:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Chart done by David Scott Total private guns in the United States,  404 million Gun Watch Total private guns added during President Obama's two terms, 96 million Gun Watch Murder rate in the U.S. (latest from 2015)  4.9 per 100,000  FBI Murder rate in the U.S.  1993  9.5 per 100,000  FBI Murder rate in Brazil (latest) 24.6 per 100,000  Wikipedia Murder rate in Mexico  2013 15.7 per 100,000  Wikipedia Number of people with Concealed Carry permits in the United States: 14.5 million  CrimeResearch.org study Number of States where no permit is required to carry concealed or openly:  12 No...
  • In 2017 women and minorities are buying guns. Here's why

    03/13/2017 4:25:03 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 13, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    During the 8 years he was president, Barack Obama’s administration experienced an explosion in gun sales, with annual background checks more than doubling between 2008 and 2016. In the eighteen months leading up to the 2016 election, gun sales set one new record after another. So when a pro-Second Amendment candidate won the election most observers figured that gun sales would at last begin to drop. But it hasn’t worked out that way. Conventional wisdom held that the sharp rise in gun sales over the course of Obama’s presidency was supposedly driven, at least in part, by the threat of...
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 35 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • Is Appendix carry safer than a Side carry?

    03/13/2017 8:34:05 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 41 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/13/2017 | J Hines
    There are groups of gun enthusiasts that love to appendix carry while another group of shooters thinks its a safety hazard. This group thinks an accidental discharge can occur while you’re drawing the pistol as the line of sight is toward the pelvic area. Rob Leatham and Rob Pincus goes over some advantages that appendix carry offers such as concealment, speed, and presentation of the weapon. Rob Pincus explains one advantage that appendix carry shine is keeping your weapon in front while drawing and displaying. Where as the side holstered there is more required motion with your arms to get...
  • Gun Permit Demand Surges In City: 'People Are Worried About Crime'(Chicago)

    03/12/2017 9:48:28 AM PDT · by RC one · 11 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | March 10, 2017 | Heather Cherone and Tanveer Ali
    CHICAGO — A spike in demand by city residents saw the state issue 63 percent more permits to Chicagoans to own a gun in 2016 than in 2015, according to data obtained by DNAinfo from State Police. In 2016, some 38,712 Chicagoans got a state-issued Firearm Owners Identification card compared to 23,725 in 2015. About 212,000 people are licensed to own a gun in Chicago, according to State Police. The number of Chicagoans allowed to own a gun has been on the rise since 2015, when it jumped 21 percent from 2014, according to the State Police. In addition, there...
  • ID: Man Carryng Pool Cue Case Shuts Down University

    03/11/2017 6:21:58 PM PST · by marktwain · 55 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Our universities have become hotbeds of paranoia about guns. They have become irrational about guns in the hands of anyone who is not wearing a uniform. The paranoia has spread to any object that might be perceived as similar to a gun. Idaho University at Pocatello showed this paranoia on Monday, the 27th of February, 2017.  A student reported seeing a man carrying what she thought was a gun *case*.  This deserves emphasis.  She did not see a gun.  She thought she saw a gun case. The police were quickly alerted and the school was pretty much shut down...
  • Swift Solution - Scirocco II Ammo

    03/10/2017 5:19:30 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/10/2017 | P Massaro
    Like the hot desert wind of the same name, Scirocco II bullets are powerful and unrelenting. I had been frustrated with the terminal performance of my .300 Winchester Magnum, as the cup-and-core bullets – which flew very well when punching paper – were giving too much expansion when used in the New York deer woods. I needed a stiffer bullet, yet wanted to take full advantage of the flat trajectories and wind deflection characteristics of the spitzer boat-tail bullets. I did a bit of research, and found an advertisement for the Swift Scirocco II. The ad copy touted a newly...
  • POF P416 Meltdown test

    03/09/2017 5:54:06 AM PST · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/9/2017 | J Hines
    In this shoot (no pun intended) Eric Youtuber takes out a the POF P416 for a little fun. The idea is to get a new gun out and start shooting it till it breaks. This is a different approach compared to doing a sand and mud stress test. One of the thing that Eric is testing is "stuck case", this tends to stick more on an AR when the chambers are dirty. Eric will be running Wolf 62-Grain ammunition, using Magpul P-mags and D60 drums loaded with fifty rounds. Eric does mag dump after mag dump until a weapon fails...
  • Obama DOJ Failed to Stop Mexican Cartel Murder of ICE Agent with Smuggled Guns

    03/08/2017 10:32:32 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 7, 2017
    The Obama administration had numerous opportunities to arrest Mexican drug and weapons traffickers before the murder of a federal U.S. agent and the seriously wounding of his partner but opted for the hands-off approach, a new federal audit reveals. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which operates under the Department of Justice (DOJ), should have stopped the traffickers—members of the Los Zetas organization—long before the Immigration and Customs (ICE) agents were ambushed in Mexico with firearms smuggled south of the border thanks to a once-secret Obama administration gun-running operation. Instead, on February 15, 2011, ICE agents Victor...
  • Shooting Sharps

    03/08/2017 6:21:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/8/2017 | Mike Nesbitt
    The gun that made it safe for the Winchester to win the West. Christian Sharps already had some limited experience with breechloaders when he patented his falling block action in 1848. He'd worked at Harpers Ferry where the Hall breechloaders were made, and many people have assumed that that was where the seed was planted in his head to design a better breechloader. But designing that "better mousetrap" was only the beginning for the young gunmaker. Unfortunately, Sharps had difficulty in selling or marketing his idea. Over the next three years, he had a number of different business partners, and...
  • 'Can this be legal?' YouTube Host Fires Submachine Gun From Plane Into Gulf (w/video)

    03/07/2017 5:08:39 AM PST · by Vlad The Inhaler · 26 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | March 6, 2017 | Paul Guzzo and Sara DiNatale,
    TAMPA — Two men and a woman take turns poking a fully automatic submachine gun out the slightly open window of a small plane in flight. They open fire toward the Gulf of Mexico below. The whole thing was videotaped, edited and posted to the YouTube channel, Do It With Dan. "What are the legalities of this," asked Dan, the host, as they walk toward a single-engine plane at Peter O. Knight airport for their flight. Tampa gun maker Mark Serbu, 55, holding a camouflage backpack with the gun barrel sticking out, answers, "I didn't really ask. I'm assuming it's...
  • SD Senate votes to allow handguns inside the state Capitol

    03/06/2017 4:40:47 PM PST · by rellimpank · 6 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 06 mar 2017
    PIERRE | After a strong debate about safety, both with more guns and without, the state Senate on Monday voted to allow people with enhanced carry permits to bring their pistols into the state Capitol. Some senators argued that allowing guns into the Capitol would make things safer from potential attack, while others said having concealed weapons inside the halls of government opens the door to potential accidents and safety issues. The vote was 19-15 in favor of House Bill 1156. It now goes to the governor for his decision whether to sign it into law or return it to...
  • Now is the time for your walk of Faith[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2017 1:33:37 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-6-17 | bible, The Joshua Chronicles
    I wait upon the waters for you in the midst of your storm. Now is the time for your walk of Faith . . . Step out of doubt and find your trust knowing I am The finisher of your faith and come to me even now for I have laid a table before you to eat from, for my showbread "declares" life everlasting "IS" yours right now ! "Come" for I AM The Peace for your heart. I have met you with a Yes and Amen now walk in your answer for you have received your request. Matthew 14:22-33...
  • 20mm Anti-Tank Gun vs 16 Steel Sheets

    03/06/2017 5:03:46 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/6/2017 | FullMag
    Watch as Full Mag Youtuber fires a Finnish Lahti L-39 anti-tank gun at 16 1/4 inch steel plates spaced out between 4 inches. Using armor piercing Tungsten rounds to see how many steel it can punch through. The weapon utilizes skis and a special bipod to stabilize the recoil. The Lahti L-39 is a Finnish 20 mm anti-tank rifle used during the Second World War. It had excellent accuracy, penetration and range, but its size made transportation difficult. It was nicknamed “Norsupyssy” ("Elephant Gun"), and as tanks developed armour too thick for the Lahti to penetrate its uses switched to...
  • Leashes Come Off Wall Street, Gun Sellers, Miners and More

    03/05/2017 6:28:26 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 5, 2017 | ERIC LIPTON and BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
    Telecommunications giants like Verizon and AT&T will not have to take “reasonable measures” to ensure that their customers’ Social Security numbers, web browsing history and other personal information are not stolen or accidentally released. Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase will not be punished, at least for now, for not collecting extra money from customers to cover potential losses from certain kinds of high-risk trades that helped unleash the 2008 financial crisis. And Social Security Administration data will no longer be used to try to block individuals with disabling mental health issues from buying handguns, nor will...
  • Robber Shot Multiple Times After Pulling Shotgun on Barber

    03/03/2017 9:36:29 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 34 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 03-03-2017 | Tim Brown
    A barber in South Omaha, Nebraska is grateful he was carrying his gun after a man with a shotgun attempted to rob him. Jesse Galvan and his brother were cutting hair on Saturday afternoon with a line of people waiting to have their hair cut.  That's when a man entered Fadekings Barbershop around 9:45am, according to KETV. The armed robber came in while Galvan and his brother were taking care of patrons, tossed a backpack on the floor and demanded that they all empty their pockets. "It was so fast, so, so fast," Said Galvan's brother, David.  "When he cocked the...
  • Fake News: NBC Claims Trump Revokes Gun Background Checks for Mentally Ill

    03/02/2017 2:54:30 PM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Mar 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On Tuesday, President Trump signed the repeal of Barack Obama’s gun ban for Social Security recipients. On Thursday, NBC News reported that Trump had signed a repeal of “gun checks for people with mental illness.” This is Fake News 101, inasmuch as it takes Trump’s commitment to defend the Second Amendment and reports it as something that endangers the American people by allowing mentally ill persons to acquire guns.
  • Reportedly Mob-connected Democrat Marty Moylan wants a $100 FOID card (ILLINOIS)

    03/02/2017 7:25:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    GUNS SAVE LIFE ^ | FEB 28, 2017
    Reportedly Mob-connected Democrat Marty Moylan wants a $100 FOID card February 28, 2017 Back when Rod Blagojevich busied himself introducing all manner of radical gun control schemes, Democrat Marty Moylan worked as an Electrical Union enforcer. His job, among other things, involved getting Electrical Union workers "out of jams". He's also got ties to the Chicago mob, per the "Chicago Clout" blog. Marty Moylan later became mayor of Des Plaines. Now, the guy "that will tell you anything to get elected" has wormed his way into the Illinois House. Democrat Marty Moylan stands as one of those Progressive Caucus Democrats...
  • Confirmed: Obama DOJ Failure to Arrest Known Straw Purchasers Led to Murder of ICE Agent Jaime...

    03/01/2017 3:50:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: Confirmed: Obama DOJ Failure to Arrest Known Straw Purchasers Led to Murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in Mexico According to a new inspector general report an illegal gun trafficking program similar to Operation Fast and Furious, which took place under President Obama's Department of Justice, led to the murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in 2011. First, the background: On February 15, 2011, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents Victor Avila and Jaime Zapata were returning to Mexico City from Matehuala, Mexico when their armored SUV came under attack near the town of Santa Maria del Rio,...
  • Report: President Trump Signs Repeal of Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban

    02/28/2017 4:28:32 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2.28.17 | Awr Hawkins
    On a day when legislation benefiting women and black colleges and universities was signed with much pomp and circumstance, President Trump quietly followed through on his pledge to defend the Second Amendment by signing the repeal of Barack Obama’s Social Security gun ban. The U.S, House voted to repeal the ban on February 2 and the Senate voted to repeal it on February 15. The ban was fashioned behind closed doors in the summer of 2015 and Breitbart News reported: The specific details of the ban are unknown, as it is being put together “outside of public view.” But the...
  • 11th Circuit partly Reverses Ruling on Doctors, Records, and Guns

    02/28/2017 5:52:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    ammoland ^ | 18 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The 11th Circuit has released their en banc ruling on Wollschlaeger v. Florida. They partly reversed the three judge panels ruling on whether doctors have the right to interrogate patients on gun ownership, and record the answers in medical records, outside of reasons concerning individual patient care. The three judge panel had asserted that the state had a compelling interest in protecting Second Amendment rights, and could regulate licensed doctors to do so. The legislation in question is the Firearms Owners’ Privacy Act (FOPA).The 11Circuit asserted that doctors were merely private actors. As private actors, they have not legal...
  • Delta Airlines Flagging Bags with Guns

    02/28/2017 3:39:08 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 42 replies
    Self ^ | February 28, 2017 | Self
    Delta Airlines is now putting big bumper sticker size labels on bas with checked guns. Seriously. Flag the bag and passenger as a target. Nice. /s I regularly travel Delta Airlines, Diamond level frequent flier and always check a concealed carry gun. This is first time my bags got tagged, A new policy counter staff said was implemented this past week. Searching their Web site and news on the Internet found no mention of this. I find the move by Delta, and presumably other airlines, to be outrageous. These stickers are big and not easy to remove. Now my bag...
  • Opioid Related Deaths Overtake Gun Fatalities

    02/26/2017 6:05:00 AM PST · by Religion and Politics · 43 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | February 25, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that nearly 5,000 more people died from opioids in 2015 than in 2014. Both heroin and opioid use have exploded in the US, after decades of doctors over-prescribing painkillers in the 1990s and 2000s. A report from the CDC released Thursday found that the drug problem has become so deadly that heroin deaths outnumbered gun fatalities last year for the first time in US history. Until 2007, gun deaths outnumbered heroin deaths five to one, according to the Washington Post. But 2015 saw 12,989 people die from heroin and 12,979...
  • Domestic Violence: More Guns, Less Injury

    02/26/2017 5:50:04 AM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A new study shows that only 17 of 35,413 domestic violence incidents resulted in a gunshot wound. The study was based on police reports collected in Philadelphia in 2013. From psychcentral.com: A new study shows that when guns are part of domestic violence, women actually suffer fewer injuries, but experience greater fear. According to a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, thatÂ’s because when a gun enters the situation, women are more likely to back down than fight back. This is consistent with the use of guns in other crimes, and in self-defense. It is not limited to women....
  • Trump takes first step to building the wall by requesting bids from contractors (Tr.)

    02/26/2017 5:04:59 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-25-2017 | Karen Ruiz
    The Trump administration has taken its first step to building the wall on the Mexican-American border as it has requested proposals from contractors and plans to have a prototype built by mid-March. The US Customs and Border Protection issued the preliminary requests on Friday and said it will accept proposals next month for the design of the wall. The agency also said the it would release requests on or about March 6 asking companies for prototype ideas.
  • Montana Governor Blocks Right to Bear Arms [fake-satire]

    02/25/2017 3:47:42 PM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Feb 2017 | John Semmens
    Montana Governor Steve Bullock (D) vetoed legislation that would have made the state a “Constitutional carry” state. That is, individuals would be permitted to exercise their right to bear arms as defined in the US Constitution’s Second Amendment without having to obtain state or local government permission to do so. In his veto message, Bullock declared that “the idea that an individual is qualified to determine whether he needs to carry a firearm is absurd. Selfish concern for self-preservation at the expense of broader social goals must not derail sensible gun control. Right now, far too many people have guns....
  • Chicago police arrest 81 in overnight raids, mostly for drug and weapons offenses [Feds to Help]

    02/25/2017 6:00:43 AM PST · by GonzoII · 52 replies
    ABC ^ | Feb 25, 2017, 4:24 AM ET | By David Caplan
    The Chicago Police Department conducted a series of overnight raids from Thursday into Friday that resulted in 81 arrests, mostly for drug- and weapons-related offenses, Supt. Eddie Johnson said Friday. The raids, focused on the city's South and West Side neighborhoods, were "focused on the underlying source of crime in these areas: the sale of narcotics," Johnson said at a press conference Friday afternoon. Of the 81 people arrested, Johnson said 61 are previously convicted felons, 49 are documented gang members, 19 have previously been arrested on gun charges, 14 are currently on parole, and 65 have been previously identified...
  • This foam stops bullets cold and pulverizes them to dust

    02/24/2017 1:11:37 PM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | By Allison Barrie
    North Carolina State University Professor Afsaneh Rabiei led the team that created the amazing foam. This is not ordinary foam like the kind used for shaving, for example. This is a special type of foam called composite metal foams, or CMF. The military and law enforcement could use this kind of foam for advanced, ultra light body armor to protect personnel. And this research team has other foams up its sleeve that have the potential to keep military and first responders safe from radiation and extreme heat too. BULLET V. FOAM Sound impossible that foam-based armor could stop armor piercing...
  • Super Drone with Machine Gun

    02/24/2017 6:53:53 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/24/2017 | J Hines
    Audrius Lotuzas of FPS Russia demonstrate this super drone and its capabilities. This Quad Rotor drone is decked out with camera and a submachine gun with 100 rounds of ammo. The type of weapon and ammo is not mentioned. The drone can speed up to 30 mph and climb up to a quarter of a mile in altitude. It is controlled by a program that you use on a tablet. Audrius goes on to demonstrate the firepower on multiple mannequins with tannernite attached and in another setup the drone shoots a gasoline can with mannequins sitting around. Though most of...
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decides the Second Amendment is just a suggestion

    02/23/2017 9:46:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/23/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Law. Made up Liberal politicians who run states and cities have certain habits they come back to again and again. One is the passage of gun bans they know perfectly well are clear violations of the Second Amendment. Why do the do this? Partly because ideologically they can’t help themselves. But also: They hope to create test cases in the courts that, they hope, will produce favorable rulings and thus establish case law that renders the entire Second Amendment null and void. Toward that end, the State of Maryland scored a very big victory today, as the Fourth Circuit Court...
  • Assault Weapons Not Protected by Second Amendment, Federal Appeals Court Rules

    02/22/2017 10:57:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 112 replies
    Maryland's ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent. In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the guns banned under Maryland's law aren't protected by the Second Amendment. "Put simply, we have no power to extend Second Amendment protections to weapons of war," Judge Robert King wrote for the court, adding that the Supreme Court's decision in District of Columbia v. Heller explicitly excluded such coverage.
  • 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 · 6 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>