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  • Man Sentenced for Illegally Straw Purchasing Multiple Firearms

    07/14/2020 6:25:59 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 14, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Virginia
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Washington, D.C. man was sentenced today to one year in prison for aiding and abetting the illegal straw purchase of five firearms.According to court documents, Manuel Christopher Thomas, 28, and Paul Laurence Chambers, 21, aided and abetted the straw purchase of five firearms from federal firearm licensees in the Eastern District of Virginia by providing Joni Maria Metcalf, 35, money and explicitly directing her as to which firearms to illegally purchase on their behalf.  Police in Washington, D.C. recovered one of the illegally purchased firearms from Thomas 11 days after it was straw purchased.Previously, Chambers,...
  • GOP Lawmakers Urge Attorney General to Defend St. Louis Couple’s Gun Rights After Firearm Confiscation

    07/14/2020 3:12:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/13/20 | Jake Dima
    GOP lawmakers wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr Friday, urging the protection of the firearm rights of the St. Louis couple that saw their guns confiscated after they went viral for defending their home against demonstrators, according to reports. Mark and Patricia McCloskey were seen in a video brandishing a M16A2-style rifle and small handgun outside of their home as demonstrators broke through a private gate and encroached on their property line in June. Police executed a search warrant Friday and confiscated the couple’s rifle, and later their pistol, despite not yet filing any known charges against the...
  • FL Gun Owner Shoots, Kills Multiple Armed Intruders

    07/11/2020 2:07:13 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 106 replies
    https://bearingarms.com/ ^ | July 10, 2020 | Cam Edwards
    A Pasco County, Florida man who believes he was targeted after posting pictures of his gun collection online shot three men who broke into his home early Friday morning, killing two and injuring a third. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco told reporters Friday afternoon that the victim was awake and alone in his home playing video games when he heard the sound of glass breaking coming from the rear of the home. Grabbing his firearm, the homeowner went to check out the noise. As he was walking down a narrow hallway towards the rear of the home, he spotted an...
  • Matthew Larosiere: Director of Legal Policy at the Firearms Policy Coalition

    07/10/2020 5:12:58 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 6 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 7-10-2020 | Ammo.com
    Our own Sam Jacobs sat down with Matthew Larosiere. Matthew Larosiere is the Director of Legal Policy at the Firearms Policy Coalition and an unashamed supporter of the Second Amendment without exceptions. He is also an early adopter of the 3D printer, something that he has become very skilled at using to make full firearms, firearms components, and other pieces. He believes that 3D printed guns are not just a Second Amendment issue, but also a First Amendment issue. His position in the FPC brings him into close contact with breaking legal issues and emerging attacks on the Second Amendment....
  • Crows can't count

    07/07/2020 6:34:10 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 18 replies
    A VERY good friend | 7 July 2020
    An old farmer had a garden and the crows kept coming and eating his produce. He wearied of trying to chase them off and put up fake owls and such to get them to leave. So, he went into a shed nearby with his shotgun and waited. The crows were not to be fooled. They waited until he walked away and swooped down on his garden. Not to be outdone, the old man got a friend to go with him to the shed with HIS shotgun and then he left and left the friend there to shoot the crows. They...
  • Buy Guns and Ammo

    07/07/2020 5:12:11 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 114 replies
    The American Mind ^ | 07/07/20 | Kyle Kashuv
    In today’s world you can burn down a church, tear down an abolitionist statue, or pour fake blood on the portrait of a founding father, and you’ll be praised. But don’t dare defend your family from a violent mob threatening to kill you, your wife, and your children—that would be wrong. Recently, in St. Louis, Missouri, a married couple successfully defended their home with a rifle and a pistol against a BLM mob allegedly endangering their lives. For this, the city’s lead prosecutor is attempting to press charges against them. The whole episode is perfectly symbolic of the chaos in...
  • Gun sales in Virginia reached historic levels in June

    07/06/2020 11:58:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    AP ^ | July 6, 2020 | Staff
    Sales of firearms in Virginia soared to historic levels last month. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Sunday that the rise in purchases is happening amidst the uncertainty of the coronavirus and protests against racism and police brutality.
  • AMAZING: Florida Sheriff Threatens to Deputize All Local Gun Owners to Put Down Riots

    07/02/2020 7:22:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/02/2020 | Megan Fox
    Clay County, Florida, Sheriff Darryl Daniels is not messing around with rioters and looters. He put out a video on YouTube warning potential trouble-makers that his county will not be a playground for foolishness. “If we can’t handle you, I’ll exercise the power and authority as the sheriff and I’ll make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in the county and I’ll deputize them to this one purpose: to stand in the gap between lawlessness and civility,” said a white cowboy hat-wearing Daniels while flanked by his deputies. Do not mess with this Sheriff “If you come to Clay...
  • America's M2 Carbine: The Rifle That Made the U.S. Military Great on the Battlefield

    07/01/2020 7:41:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    National Interest ^ | June 30, 2020 | Sebastien Roblin
    Here's What You Need To Remember: The M2 simply does not fit neatly into modern weapon classifications, save perhaps as a personal defense weapon. However, it was indisputably the U.S. military’s first portable long-arm automatic weapon to see wide-scale use. It reflected a growing recognition that infantry engagements typically occurred at shorter ranges, and that sheer portability could be a kind of force multiplier, while also demonstrating the shortcomings of using lower-powered cartridges and trusting inexperienced soldiers to refrain from blazing away with automatic fire at distant targets.
  • Witnesses claimed San Diego Police shot unarmed man in the back — Then cops released the video…

    06/30/2020 8:26:37 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 6/30/2020 | Kane
    Two San Diego Police Department officers have been placed on paid leave after they shot and wounded a robbery suspect who pointed a gun at one of the officers during a confrontation in downtown Saturday night. The suspect, Hurtado Ibarra, 25, of San Diego, suffered life-threatening injuries. He was hospitalized in an intensive care unit. The incident remains under investigation by the District Attorney’s Office.
  • Mom of slain Bronx hoopster Brandon Hendricks says gun violence has ‘shattered my heart’

    06/30/2020 10:01:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 30, 2020 | By Lorena Mongelli and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    “We always talked about gun violence, especially in our community,” she added. “And as much as we talk about black power and unity, but it’s like we’re killing each other and there is no one to step forward and say, ‘This is it.’ It just has to end one way or another.” “I just think they should ban guns,” she said. “There is too much opportunity and how do poor people get guns? It comes from somewhere and I think they need to find a better way of handling it.”
  • Video: BLM Protesters Pull Out AK47 Rifle, Curse and Scream At Local Reporter During The Riots At The Home Of St. Louis Mayor – Hardly Any Media Coverage

    06/30/2020 8:46:12 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 20 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 06.30.2020 | Ray Pearson
    Two white males among the more than 500 protesters threatened the couple, The McCloskeys lawyer said. The McCloskeys responded by calling the police, going into their restored mansion, getting their firearms, and protecting themselves along with their property, Watkins said. Mark McCloskey also confirmed that the BLM protesters were armed: “Somebody forced the gate, and I stood up and announced that this is private property. Go back. I can’t remember in detail anymore. I went inside, I got a rifle. And when they … because as soon as I said this is private property, those words enraged the crowd,” he...
  • Domestic Terrorism – Missouri Couple Defends Their Home From Rampaging Mob Who Broke Through Perimeter Gate on Private Property…

    06/29/2020 6:16:31 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 91 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | 29 June 2020 | Sundance
    Coming soon to a home near you. A Missouri mob of looters/protestors was very lucky not to be legally shot as a well-armed couple defend their home from the mob that broke through their perimeter gate. Video shows the armed couple facing down the mob. The important aspect is here the mob was not on a public street; the mob represented a clear threat; and Missouri has strong Castle Doctrine laws that do not require a duty of the homeowner to retreat from the threat. This mob was very fortunate the couple were well disciplined in their use of firearms....
  • Chicago weekend shootings: 61 shot, 15 fatally, in violence across city

    06/29/2020 5:03:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | June 29, 2020 | By Will Jones, Jessica D'Onofrio and Jesse Kirsch
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- For a second straight weekend, violence in Chicago has impacted the lives of dozens of people. According to Chicago police, 61 people were shot and 15 were killed between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Three of those fatal shootings victims were minors, police said. Community activist Andrew Holmes shared a picture of 10-year-old Lena Nunez, who was shot and killed while visiting her uncle's home in Logan Square Saturday night. A stray bullet came through the window. Holmes said the family is heartbroken. The shooting happened just after 1-year-old Sincere Gaston was shot and killed...
  • Mix of guns to purchase

    06/27/2020 2:05:33 PM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 197 replies
    Me ^ | 06-27-20 | Me
    I'm sure (I hope) to get a range of responses to this thread. I've owned hand guns and long guns of all types. Handling them is not an issue. Unfortunately the ones I've had were lost in a boating accident. I'm looking to replace the ones I had with three or four that compliment each other.
  • Best .22 Caliber Pocket Pistols for Personal Defense

    06/26/2020 7:08:48 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/26/20 | C Cocole
    Having a reliable pistol that you're comfortable with is ideal for pocket carrying. If you're a newbie and want to start with a reliable pistol while working on your skillsets before going onto a higher caliber. Why not start with a .22 cal snub nose? Some may argue that the .22 WMR is too small for personal defense. Those that think this way are looking at it from a hunter mindset, that is one shot one kill. However, for self-defense purpose the primary objective is stop the bad guy from doing bad things. There are three ways to stop...
  • ‘People Are Really Scared’: George Floyd Unrest, Pandemic Fueling Minnesota Gun Sales Surge

    06/25/2020 12:19:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 80 replies
    WCCO CBS Minesota ^ | June 24, 2020 | David Schuman
    Health and safety concerns appear to be contributing to a surge in gun sales. Background checks in Minnesota spiked in March as COVID-19 hit the United States, with more than 96,000 filed — the most for any month in 20 years. Kory Krause, the owner of Frontiersman Sports in St. Louis Park, says demand again grew following George Floyd’s death last month, and it is still climbing. “People are really scared coming in here,” Krause said. “We had a three, four hour wait just to get up to the counter during the height of … the rioting.”
  • Check Out The Best 5 Handguns Currently On Planet Earth

    06/23/2020 9:49:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 149 replies
    nationalinterest.org ^ | June 23, 2020 | Kyle Mizokami
    All are excellent weapons for defense, and in some cases offense; they are equally at home in a homeowner’s gun safe or carried as an officer’s sidearm.Here's What You Need To Remember: Locked away behind the Iron Curtain and unable to secure contracts with the Czechoslovakian government, the CZ 75 failed to gain adherents until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Today the pistol is available in an updated form, the CZ 75BD, featuring a firing pin safety, decocking lever and underbarrel accessory rail, and available in a variety of midsized handgun calibers.The bustling global arms trade has...
  • Where are all the guns and ammo purchased under Obama?

    06/21/2020 9:07:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/18/2020 | John Watson
    The SBA loaded up their arsenals with Glock pistols. The Fish folks spent approximately $410,000 on their Glocks and rifles and modified their Glocks with silencers. The Department of Health and Human Services was outfitted with sophisticated weaponry normally carried by Special Forces, stored at an undisclosed location. Others include: Department of Energy: approximately $50,000 worth of M-16 fully automatic rifles General Services Administration: approximately $16,000 in shotguns and Glocks Bureau of Reclamations: approximately $697,000 for firearms and ammunition EPA: almost $70,000 for ammunition Smithsonian: approximately $42,500 for ammunition Social Security: approximately $61,000 for ammunition $426,268 on hollow-point bullets, including...
  • The Anti-Police Rioters Finally Got Me To Buy My First Gun

    06/19/2020 10:39:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2020 | Greg Jones
    With weak mayors and powerless police, we have little choice but to take our safety into our own hands. I bought a gun last weekend. It’s not a purchase I wanted to make, and I pray I never have to use it, but with mayhem recently engulfing cities across the United States, I and many others are biting the bullet and purchasing firearms.Mine is a Springfield 9mm — something small enough to fit in my nightstand or under my driver’s seat should I have to visit one of America’s many war-torn cities. But it’s powerful enough to do the job.I’ve...