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  • 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...
  • Majority back ban on handguns in checked baggage

    01/10/2017 3:09:49 PM PST · by backwoods-engineer · 114 replies
    YouGov Polls ^ | 10 January 2017 | YouGov Poll
    Most Americans, including half of independents and Republicans, support a ban on checking handguns into aircraft baggage In recent years, America has, unfortunately, become used to mass shootings, but the recent mass shooting by an Iraq War veteran in Fort Lauderdale has sparked some concern. In the shooting at the Florida city's airport, the man, Estaban Santiago, had checked a handgun into his baggage. After retrieving it from the carousel he loaded it in a bathroom and then allegedly murdered five people, exposing a weakness in airport security. The latest research from YouGov finds that most Americans (57%) support a...
  • 2016 Record Year for NICS Background Checks (27,538,673) and Firearm Sales

    01/10/2017 5:23:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ammoland ^ | 5 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-Chart done by David Scott2016 has become the year with the most gun sales ever. The 2016 NICS checks have surpassed those for 2015, the previous record holder. In December, 2016 there were 2,771,159 National Instant Checks done.  In 2015, the number done in December was 3,314,594. December 2016, after the election of Donald Trump, slumped to only the third highest number of NICS checks in a month, the second highest being December, 2012, at the height of the Obama push for more infringements on the Second Amendment. There were 2,783,765 NICS done that month. December, 2016 was...
  • You'll Never Guess How Many Guns the Average Gun Owner Has

    01/09/2017 6:09:46 PM PST · by Mariner · 97 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | January 9th, 2017 | Rich Smith
    We Americans love our guns -- and apparently, we love them twice as much as we used to. We first twigged to this trend in 2015, when an astounding story on The Washington Post's Wonkblog site revealed that the average number of firearms owned by a "typical gun-owning household" had roughly doubled between 1994 and 2013, to 8.1 guns per household. The trend has only gone up since. How do we know this? A recent Harvard/Northwestern University joint study estimates that America's 319 million citizens own about 265 million guns today. And although from 1994 to 2016 the number of...
  • Anchorage police returned gun to Florida shooting suspect after ‘mental health crisis’

    01/08/2017 9:26:23 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 42 replies
    Alaska Daily News ^ | January 7, 2017 | Annie Zak & Suzanna Caldwell
    The Anchorage man accused in the mass shooting at a Florida airport Friday did not have ties to a terrorist organization when he was investigated last year, the FBI said at a news conference Saturday in Anchorage. Law enforcement said he had exhibited mental health problems during an incident at the Anchorage FBI office that led local police to take his gun. ... the Anchorage Police Department said it later returned the gun to Esteban Santiago, 26, after the weapon had been logged into evidence for safekeeping. "I want to be clear, during our investigation, we found no known ties...
  • Here Are The TSA's Rules For Transporting Guns And Ammunition Through US Airports

    <p>A mass shooting at Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport Friday left five dead and dozens wounded, and the suspect apparently kept the gun used in the attack in his checked luggage.</p> <p>The TSA allows passengers to carry firearm while traveling through US airports, but strict rules govern how passengers are supposed to handle them.</p>
  • Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist'

    01/06/2017 2:41:40 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Local10.com ^ | Jan 6, 2017
    Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist' Suspect identified as Esteban Santiago By Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer Posted: 4:15 PM, January 06, 2017 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Within hours of a shooting that left 5 dead and many injured at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, details emerged about the alleged suspect. Sen. Bill Nelson was first to identify the suspect as Esteban Santiago, 26. Santiago was apprehended without a fight and suffered no injuries. The FBI and Broward Sheriff's Office are interrogating Santiago at the airport and trying to determine his motives. A former member of the military,...
  • Official: Suspected Gunman Told FBI He Was Being Forced To Fight For ISIS

    Law enforcement said he was found with an active military ID and is an American citizen, born in New Jersey. Previous known addresses include Penuelas, Puerto Rico and Anchorage, Alaska. They add that in November 2016, he walked into an FBI office in Anchorage claiming that he was being forced to fight for ISIS. He was sent to a psychiatric hospital. In 2011 or 2012, he was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations for child porn. Three weapons and a computer were seized, but there was not enough evidence to prosecute, according to law enforcement sources.
  • Walker finds two guns in a violin case along Potomac River in Washington D.C.-leading cops to locate

    01/05/2017 9:43:02 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 91 replies
    Daily Mail | AP ^ | 4 January 2017
    Woman found two guns in a violin case along Potomac River in Washington D.C.Police found more guns and ammunition stashed in pails and bags nearbyAuthorities were trying to work out why the weapons were left there The D.C. police bomb squad conducted a sweep of the area soon afterA number of weapons, including two guns in a violin case, have been found stashed along the Potomac River in Washington D.C. U.S. Park Police said a woman walking in the woods near the C&O Canal, which runs along the river, found the case on Wednesday. When police arrived they found...
  • BREAKING: Campus-carry activist at Ohio State shot dead near campus

    01/05/2017 10:12:06 AM PST · by b4its2late · 35 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 5, 2017 | Greg Piper - Associate Editor
    Tarak Andrew Underiner wanted Ohio college students to have the right to carry guns on campus so they could defend themselves in dangerous situations – say, leaving the library late at night and traveling home alone. Now he’s the first homicide of 2017 in Columbus. The Lantern reports that the Ohio State University campus-carry activist was “found dead from gunshot wounds” at a residence near campus when police responded to a shooting around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The police report says investigators don’t think the shooting was “random in nature.” Underiner, the treasurer of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, testified in November...
  • How much do you trust your Shooting Buddy?

    01/05/2017 12:12:12 PM PST · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/5/2017 | J Hines
    We've all have read and heard of elite hostage rescue team practice shooting live rounds at targets next to a real live person sitting or standing there. The rationale is to instill confidence in the skills of these elite marksman and a pony show for the distinguished visitors who are observing. But other than that, would you trust your shooting buddy to stand next to the target while he takes a shot? Would you really stand downrange so he can practice his shot? Well thats exactly what this guy did in the video from Weapons World Facebook. This shooter did...
  • Chicago's Record Violence Spills Into 2017 With 28 Shot on New Year's Day

    01/04/2017 12:03:30 PM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 3, 2017 | Julia Jacobo
    The record-setting violence Chicago saw in 2016 extended into the New Year -- with 28 people shot in the city on the first day of January alone, according to data from the Chicago Police Department. The first shooting of 2017 happened at 1:05 a.m. Sunday, when two men were taken to the hospital after one man was shot in the chest and the other in the back in a drive-by, according to the Chicago Police Department. Three men were killed in the shootings. Of those shot, five victims were women and three of the victims were minors. [Snip] Chicago saw...
  • Texas lawmaker pushing for Constitutional Carry

    01/04/2017 8:44:30 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 17 replies
    Fox 4 ^ | January 4, 2017 | FOX4News.com Staff
    DALLAS - A state lawmaker from Bedford wants to make it legal for all Texans to pack a pistol, with or without a permit... He has authored House Bill 375, or the Constitutional Carry bill, to give all Texans the right to openly carry a handgun... “Right now what HB 375 is looking to do is make the CHL program right now optional for folks. We don’t think that Texans should have to take a required class or pay a fee to exercise their Second Amendment rights to defend themselves,” Strickland said... Stickland said criminals by nature do not obey...
  • Boom: Record 27 million guns bought in 2016

    01/04/2017 7:27:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 4, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Driven by terror threats and a potential Hillary Rodham Clinton administration, sales of guns in America soared to record levels in 2016, according to the FBI. Just released FBI background check numbers, which roughly equate gun sales, totalled some 27,538,673, 4 million more than in 2015 and nearly double the number in President Obama's first year.
  • GOP Rep Introduces National Concealed Carry Reciprocity On Day One of New Congress

    01/04/2017 7:24:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 3, 2017 | Awr Hawkins
    On January 3–the first day of the 115th Congress–Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC-8) introduced national concealed carry reciprocity legislation. Hudson's office published this summary of the legislation: Rep. Hudson's bill, which is supported by major pro-Second Amendment groups, would allow people with a state-issued concealed carry license or permit to conceal a handgun in any other state that allows concealed carry, as long as the permit holder follows the laws of that state. It also allows residents of Constitutional carry states the ability to carry in other states that recognize their own resident's right to concealed carry. Note: Hudson's legislation not...
  • Tucker Carlson SHUTS DOWN Joshua Horwitz Defending Gun Control - 1/3/17 - Fox News

    01/03/2017 10:07:25 PM PST · by malvor · 35 replies
    Tucker Carlson vs Gun Control Activist On Chicago Violence 1/3/17. On January 3, 2017 edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight", Host Tucker Carlson takes on executive director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Joshua Horwitz. Tucker Carlson grilled the activist on Chicago vilence and where the guns are coming in from
  • Army Builds New Lightweight .50-Cal Machine Gun

    01/03/2017 11:12:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 87 replies
    Scout.com ^ | January 2, 2016 | Kris Osborne
    The Army is creating a new, lightweight version of its iconic .50-cal machine gun designed to better enable Soldiers to destroy enemies, protect convoys, mount weapons on vehicles, attack targets on the move and transport between missions. The new weapon, engineered to be 20-to-30 percent lighter than the existing M2, will be made of durable, but lighter weight titanium, Army officials said.
  • ‘Insecurity’ Drives Soaring Number of Belgians to Apply for Gun Licenses

    01/03/2017 6:32:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 3, 2016 | Virginia Hale
    The number of Belgians applying for firearms permits has skyrocketed, with applications in one major province more than doubling in just five years, according to the authorities. “The trend is clear, the number of applications we’ve received for gun licenses has more than doubled in five years”, said Divisional Commissioner of the province of Ličge, Thierry Brasseur.
  • 1911 Build project

    01/02/2017 4:13:30 PM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 36 replies
    1/2/2017 | Vanity
    Soliciting input on color scheme for 1911 build.
  • The Keefe Report: Colt Cobra—A New Factory Double-Action Colt

    12/31/2016 10:32:10 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 65 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | January 1, 2017 | Mark Keefe
    To do this job right, one has to keep secrets. And Colt dropped the biggest secret of 2017 on me, then told me to keep my yap shut—until now. Finally, the biggest news in new gun introductions is out. Colt is back in the double-action revolver business... If you haunt gunbroker.com, odds are you have seen the prices of Colt revolvers skyrocket. Anything with a snake name has been going for big money—sometimes ridiculous money. My friend Steve Fjestad from Blue Book of Gun Values recently wrote about this. While some of the lunacy has subsided, it is clear...
  • Rookie NFL quarterback gifts shotguns to offensive linemen, gun control group sends gun locks

    12/30/2016 7:40:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Guns.com ^ | December 29, 2016 | Brian Seay
    Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz bought personalized shotguns for his offensive line this Christmas, and now a gun control group says they'll be sending the players gun locks. The 23-year-old rookie quarterback is a North Dakota native and a hunter. He bought the Beretta long guns for his teammates with their numbers engraved on the butt of the guns, according to ESPN. Offensive guard Allen Barbre, a fellow hunter, says the guns are the Beretta model known as the Silver Pigeon, which retails for about $2,000. "This is an awesome gun. I'm excited about it," said Barbre. "I don't...
  • Nevada’s new gun background check law ends before it begins

    12/29/2016 4:57:56 AM PST · by rellimpank · 38 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 28 dec 2016 | SANDRA CHEREB and WESLEY JUHL
    CARSON CITY — A new Nevada law requiring background checks for private party gun sales was deemed unenforceable Wednesday, days before it was to take effect because the FBI refuses to conduct them and the state lacks authority to do so. The opinion issued by the office of Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt left gun enthusiasts elated and proponents of background checks reeling from the blow of another setback — the second since 2013 when a bill requiring universal screenings was passed by the Legislature but vetoed by Gov. Brian Sandoval. Backers are now turning their sights to the 2017...
  • Indiana bill seeks to eliminate requirement for gun permits

    12/25/2016 4:41:07 PM PST · by digger48 · 21 replies
    WISH ^ | December 25, 2016, | ap
    <p>NDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gun rights advocates view the upcoming legislative session as their best bet to get rid of an Indiana law that requires a license to carry handguns.</p> <p>The controversial legislation didn’t advance during the 2016 session, but supporters believe this time could be different after sweeping Republican wins on Election Day and the appointment of Republican state Rep. Ben Smaltz to the House Public Policy Committee, which acts as a gatekeeper on such bills.</p>
  • Hollywood’s Gun-Control Dud [Miss Sloane] [ed]

    12/24/2016 2:55:36 PM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | December 23, 2016 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Miss Sloane, a highly anticipated movie demonizing the NRA and calling for gun control, has bombed. The movie succeeded only in emphasizing the top-down nature of the gun-control campaign and how little intensity there is for more regulations. The movie seemed to have everything going for it. Liberal movie critics loved it, and it was backed by a hefty ad budget along with heaps of favorable news coverage. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has already nominated the movie’s star, Jessica Chastain, for a prestigious Golden Globe, considered a strong predictor of the Oscars.
  • Police: Subway employee shoots would-be robber; 2 in custody in related SWAT incident

    12/23/2016 9:00:18 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 13 replies
    WPXI ^ | 12/23/2016 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - An armed man who was attempting to rob a business Friday morning on Pittsburgh’s South Side was shot by an employee, authorities told Channel 11 News. The incident was reported just before 8 a.m. at the Subway restaurant in the 2700 block of East Carson Street. Authorities said the armed man entered the Subway and demanded money. One of two Subway employees told officers that he felt threatened and shot the man in the chest. "One of the employees who has a concealed carry permit and has a firearm apparently felt threatened for him and the other employees...
  • Why America's Marines are Turning Their MV-22 Ospreys Into Assault Gunships

    12/23/2016 5:50:07 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 80 replies
    Scout Warrior ^ | Dec 22, 2015 | Kris Osborn
    The U.S. Marine Corps is progressing with a new project to arm its MV-22 Osprey aircraft with new weapons such as laser-guided 2.75in rockets, missiles and heavy guns - a move which would expand the tiltrotor's mission set beyond supply, weapons and forces transport to include a wider range of offensive and defensive combat missions, Corps officials said. "Currently, NSWC (Naval Surface Warfare Center) Dahlgren explored the use of forward firing rockets, missiles, fixed guns, a chin mounted gun, and also looked at the use of a 30MM gun along with gravity drop rockets and guided bombs deployed from the...
  • Sarcastic Rant Video on Guns

    12/22/2016 9:22:21 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/22/2016 | C Bailey
    BUT MOST DIDN'T CATCH THE DRIFT Matt Walsh's sarcastic video rant about his shopping experience and the toy gun he saw generated a lot of social media attention. Apparently, most people didn't catch the sarcasm. Guns, guns, and more guns. Seems to be a big topic of conversation these days. With two sides of the parties that see stuff very differently, debates get heated. Social media feeds the monster, and people join the controversial conversation and often say whatever they feel when hiding behind a keyboard. Walsh takes a ridiculously sarcastic approach with a video that is quite humorous. But...
  • Each One, Teach One

    12/22/2016 5:40:44 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/22/2016 | Rob Reed
    There's never been a better time to train new shooters. As a shooter, there will likely be a time when someone asks, "Can you teach me to shoot?" If you aren't used to working with new shooters, you might not know the best way to introduce them to the sport. With that in mind, here are some tips on how to provide newbies with a safe, fun and educational range trip. Once you've scheduled the trip, let the new shooter know what to expect. Discuss how to dress for the range, and why they should avoid low-cut tops and open-toed...
  • The New York Times’ Fictitious Image of Gun Carriers

    12/21/2016 5:30:39 PM PST · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 21 dec 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Sometimes someone inadvertently performs a public service by bringing an unbelievably stupid and dangerous idea to the surface, where it can be exposed for what it is. The New York Times can be credited — if that is the word — with performing this public service in a recent editorial against proposals to allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed guns. They refer to what they call the National Rifle Association’s “fantasy that citizens can stand up to gunmen by shooting it out.”
  • Federal Appeals Court In Fresno Overturns Bullet-Stamp Ruling

    12/21/2016 10:31:25 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 44 replies
    ReLoad1 ^ | 12/3/2016 | ER1C
    From AP — Gun manufacturers have the right to present evidence supporting their claim that technology does not exist to comply with a California law requiring new models of semi-automatic handguns to stamp identifying information on bullet casings, a state appeals court said Thursday. The ruling by the 5th District Court of Appeals in Fresno overturned a lower court ruling rejecting a lawsuit by two firearms trade associations that challenged the law.
  • 1958 Surplus Guns; Cheap for Good Reasons

    12/21/2016 5:24:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 45 replies
    ammoland ^ | 12 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    By Dean Weingarten The above ad is from 1958 Guns magazine(pdf).  In constant dollars, one dollar in 1958 would be worth about $8.36 today. Let’s see how the 1958 prices look in 2016 dollars.Total of prices listed for the four rifles, $41.76.  If you bought all four at once, they only cost $27.84 total. The equivalent in 2016 calculates at $232.74. These rifles were far from “excellent” or “like new”, which is why they were so cheap.Some excerpts from Group A, top to bottom: “All guns practically complete“, “You can see light through the bore”, “worn, but serviceable“, and ...
  • Gun Sales Surge in CA Ahead of Sweeping New Gun Control Laws

    12/20/2016 12:42:00 PM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 20, 2016
    California is seeing a big surge in gun sales as the Golden State gets ready to enact sweeping gun control measures. Some Californians are rushing to get their hands on the AR-15, which is America's most popular rifle and a longtime target of gun control proponents. Gun sales, including handguns, are up 40 percent this year in California, while sales of semi-automatic rifles have doubled. The new laws, set to take effect January 1, will ban so-called "assault-style rifles" with easily-detachable magazines. ... today is the last day to make a purchase, since the state has a 10-day waiting period...
  • Ghost Guns: Illegal Hand Made Colt 1911 Pistols

    12/20/2016 7:41:22 AM PST · by w1n1 · 47 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/20/2016 | S Morstan
    Under World Ghost 1911 We’ve all heard of the quasi-mystical ‘Gun runners’ and ‘illegal gun trade’, but if you’ve ever wondered where those illegal guns could come from, wonder no more. The Philippine city of Danao has a few manufacturers, making copycat Colts and other 1911s with templates and hand tools. Unfinished though they are, they get handed off to finishers that make these guns look like the real deal. They fire, they're dangerous, and they're being imported. At $230 a sale, these illegal guns aren’t all that expensive, but they are massively illegal. They're even given fake serial numbers...
  • Five Machine Guns for Your Last-Minute Christmas Shopping

    12/20/2016 7:30:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 19, 2016 | AWR Haskins
    Christmas is closing in fast, and many of us could use some last-minute shopping ideas. Breitbart News, therefore, wants to promote five machine guns that would make great Christmas purchases.
  • Gun Culture Christmas Tree

    12/19/2016 3:33:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    My far ranging missionary friend was in Northern Wisconsin a few days ago.  He noticed this gun culture Christmas tree and sent me some photos. The book is John Lott's famous "More Guns, Less Crime". The belted ammunition appears to be 7.62 NATO linked blanks. Probably left over from a National Guard exercise. This is a good, environmentally friendly way to celebrate Christmas. No live trees were harmed to create this display. ©2016 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included. Link to Gun Watch
  • 4 dead in Fernwood attack, 15 others wounded in shootings

    12/18/2016 6:05:06 AM PST · by rellimpank · 42 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 18 dec 2016 | Deanese Williams-Harris, William Lee, Rosemary Regina Sobol and Elvia Malagon
    Four people were shot dead during an attack in the Fernwood neighborhood and 15 other people, including a 9-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings from Saturday to Sunday. The quadruple fatal shooting marked the third time in less than 24 hours that a single shooting incident left at least four people wounded. It happened about 12:40 p.m. in the 100 block of West 105th Street at a home in the Fernwood neighborhood, said Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago police spokesman. At least five ambulances were sent to the home after officers were alerted by an anonymous call that several people...
  • President Obama's Biggest Failure: Gun Control

    12/16/2016 9:33:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 43 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    President Obama was recently quoted as saying to Fareed Zakaria that his biggest failure was his inability to impose gun control on the United States. It was a bridge too far. Even the leadership of the Republican Party, who had done little to seriously oppose President Obama's agenda, feared the backlash from the voters more than they feared the establishment media.  Enough politicians feared the clout of  gun culture voters to stop the irrational bills fueled by raw emotion. That is not the way President Obama saw it. From washingtonexaminer.com: "If you ask me where has been the one...
  • The Myth of Over-Lubrication

    12/16/2016 9:29:08 AM PST · by w1n1 · 66 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/16/2016 | J Hines
    Many school of thoughts talk about over lubricating your firearm is taboo. Many seem to think a weapon with too much lubrication can jam up your weapon, attract too much dirt or sand, etc.. Some of these come from LEO's and military personnel. Larry Vicker and TAC-TV setup a test to debunk this myth. They place an M9 pistol and DDM4 (AR15) in a large plastic container and filled it with regular car oil, the whole canister. All the weapons were soaked and when pulled out of the oil container, its like oil slog every where. Larry goes onto firing...
  • M1911 takes down an Enemy Plane

    12/15/2016 9:32:17 AM PST · by w1n1 · 57 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/15/2016 | S Morstan
    A War Story for the Ages. March 31st, 1943, British India. Headed to Pyinmana, Burma, to destroy a bridge, the American B-24 bombers were intercepted by Japanese fighter pilots. With the plane going down and Japanese fighter pilots attacking the parachuting airmen, Owen J. Bagget did what no man had done before or since. It must take some sharp shooting and nerves of unbending steel to keep straight aim in the face of certain death, but he managed to shoot and kill the enemy fighter pilot with none other than a .45 caliber M1911 pistol. Whether a testament to sharp...
  • IL: Surprise! Criminals fear Death more than Arrest in Chicago

    12/15/2016 5:54:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from greanvillepost.com In Chicago, the rule of law has broken down. There have been 749 homicides  homicides so far this year, according to the web site HeyJackass.com. Those are all withing the city limits of Chicago. Chicago's population is 2.7 million. Given that we have over three weeks to go to the end of the year, the annual homicide rate for Chicago will be over 28 per 100,000.  That falls into the rates typical for places where the rule of law has failed. Places like South Africa (32), Brazil (25), the American Virgin Islands (33), Puerto Rico (24),...
  • Pro-Gun Control Movie Released, You Won’t Believe How Much it Made at the Box Office

    12/14/2016 6:52:14 AM PST · by xzins · 75 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | December 13, 2016 | John S. Roberts
    The American people don’t want to condescended to. They don’t want to go to the movies and watch some flick about the far left political agenda. They want to be entertained; to escape reality. What a concept! Miss Sloane was just released and it’s all about gun control. It earned $1.9 million while playing in 1,648 theaters. That’s insanely awful. From Fox News: Movie goers weren’t too interested in “Miss Sloane,” a film that explores the gun control debate from the perspective of a lawyer who is lobbying for universal background checks for gun ownership. Still, the film’s leading lady,...
  • Book Review—The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies

    12/13/2016 3:19:33 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | December 13, 2016 | R.H. Varchetto
    While attacks on the Second Amendment are all-too common in today’s politically charged climate, advocates fighting for our right to self-defense and the right to bear arms now have a powerful new tool in The War On Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies, the latest book by John R. Lott Jr. Lott, who holds a doctoral degree in economics and has established himself as a peerless investigator on the topics of gun use and gun rights, once again provides decisive analysis and careful research of current studies and government data to prove there really is an effort to limit,...