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  • Nebraska senator won’t back down or apologize for saying he’d shoot a cop

    03/26/2015 11:46:50 AM PDT · by redreno · 75 replies ^ | March 26, 2015 | By Deena Winter
    LINCOLN, Neb. — State Sen. Sen. Ernie Chambers isn’t backing down. The state lawmaker froma Omaha defiantly stood Thursday on the floor of the Nebraska Legislature and rejected many of his colleagues’ calls for him to apologize — or even resign — for comparing cops to ISIS terrorists and suggesting he’d shoot a cop if he weren’t nonviolent and had a gun. “I meant what I said and I said what I meant,” Chambers said. He said the irony is that lawmakers were discussing freedom of expression on Wednesday, and said it was ignorant and “idle talk” to suggest taking...
  • The Fascinating Unexpected Thing That Happened to Kroger After They Told MDA to Get Lost

    03/25/2015 1:53:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 86 replies
    You’ve got to love it when a corporation who’s intimately involved with everyday Americans decides to stand up for their rights.Not all corporations  will, in fact, many large corporations have caved in and told Moms Demand Action they’ll do anything they want so they can keep their gun hating credit cards in their stores.Well the interesting thing is that’s actually not a good way gain business.Check out the story below about what Kroger told Moms Demand Action and then notice the interesting results from their refusal to cave. During a March 25 appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Kroger CFO Michael Schlotman...
  • Operation Choke Point could be used to stop abortions as soon as 2017(payback time?)

    03/25/2015 10:07:32 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 2 replies
    SOL | 3/25/2015 | sickoflibs
    We know that the Obama administration is using their Operation Choke Point invention to intimidate a number of banks to cut-off funding of loans to legal small businesses like payday lenders and gun shop owners, businesses that libs like Obama and Holder frown on. Its not even clear where they get the authority to do this, we know of no law passed that gives the justice department authority to do this. An independent source writes :" It did this through subpoenas issued under Section 951 of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA), which authorizes the...
  • Texas GOP Lawmaker Introduces Bill Abolishing Gun Free Zones

    03/25/2015 8:17:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies ^ | 03/25/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 24 Texas state representative Drew Springer (R-Muenster) introduced legislation to abolish gun free zones throughout the state of Texas. Springer argued that so doing would not only protect but also “advance” the rights of Texas’s approximately 826,000 concealed handgun license holders.
  • Boy, 10, dead in Miami shooting

    03/25/2015 1:52:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/25/15 | Liane Morejon
    A 10-year-old boy is dead after being shot in the head in Miami, police said. The shooting happened around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 1900 block of Northwest Fourth Court. Miami police found the boy lying on the walkway in front of the home.... The boy is not the only child to be shot Tuesday within Miami city limits. Earlier in the evening, two 16-year-olds were shot in the 2000 block of Northwest 18th Terrace. One of those teens died at Ryder Trauma Center and the other was listed Tuesday night in critical but stable condition.
  • Women and Guns Data - Reasons why they carry

    03/24/2015 8:12:00 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/24/2015
    Almost every feature of gun proprietorship for women have been looked at with the exception of an exceptionally key inquiry: What are the reasons that motivates women to buy and own guns? In this last segment of NSSF’s report, we look at the driving variables of a women enthusiasm for owning guns. According to NSSF’s survey, the biggest motivation for a woman’s purchase is personal defense. Almost half of the women in the poll stated either self-defense (26.2%) or home defense (22%) as the “most important reason to own a gun.” Another significant motivator was hunting at 15.3 percent. To...
  • NRA disputes report that questions if Scott Walker is 'pure' on gun rights

    03/23/2015 11:59:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 23, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    Bloomberg Politics is drawing fire from the National Rifle Association over a recent story claiming there is a potential rift between likely presidential candidate Scott Walker and the Second Amendment advocacy group. A recent Bloomberg Politics article floated the idea that Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely presidential candidate as well as a favorite of gun rights activists, may not be as "pure" as other White House GOP hopefuls, citing a 1995 bill that failed in the Badger State's legislature. The NRA also says Bloomberg's reporter failed to contact the group for comment. "Now that Walker is preparing to...
  • Are school surveys about gun ownership legal in NY?

    03/23/2015 2:26:28 PM PDT · by Dutch Boy · 50 replies
    Is it legal in NY for a school to issue an "anonymous" survey to students asking about their family's gun ownership, access to firearms and other questions? This was given to my son today. I am furious about the intrusion, the manipulation of our children and the sliminess of how it was done. I am collecting information to formulate a response to the school. Anyone out there know if this kind of survey is even legal?
  • Let's Ban Political Parties From the Political Process

    03/23/2015 9:39:45 AM PDT · by HammerT · 15 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 3/20/2015 | Karl Marx Treatment Center
    “Universal voting would counteract money more than anything,” makes as much sense as anything else Obama has said. The idea that people utilizing their freedom of association to pool resources in order to influence politics is somehow corruptive of the political process stems from the unspoken idea that the country is one big commons owned collectively by us all and the government's purpose is to decide how to fairly allocate the commons. In an actual free country there is no such problem. The country isn't one big socialized commons. But in a socialized country where the presumption is that everything...
  • Wal-Mart Fights Bid to Curb Gun Sales

    03/23/2015 6:16:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | Mar 22, 2015 | Joann S. Lublin and Paul Ziobro
    Wal-Mart Fights Bid to Curb Gun Sales New York’s Trinity Wall Street Church Challenges Assault-Rifle Sales By Joann S. Lublin and Paul Ziobro March 22, 2015 7:38 p.m. ET A U.S. appeals court showdown looms next month for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in a case with potentially broad impact on how much influence investors can have over their companies. The dispute concerns Wal-Mart’s sales of assault rifles with high-capacity magazines. New York’s Trinity Wall Street church wants shareholders to vote on a resolution calling on Wal-Mart’s board to review management decisions to sell the weapons, as well as other products that...
  • WV Governor Vetoes Gun Bill [semi-satire]

    03/22/2015 10:04:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 March 2015 | John Semmens
    West Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have broadened the scope of concealed carry of guns by law-abiding citizens. “The notion that the citizen is the best line of defense against crimes against himself is one I can’t support,” Tomblin said. “Citizens aren’t properly trained. Allowing them to arm themselves only complicates matters for legitimate law enforcement personnel. If both the perps and their victims are armed how will the police know who to shoot when they arrive on the scene?” The governor also expressed skepticism about the adage “that when seconds count, the...
  • Dozens of Guns Turned In at Gun Buyback in San Francisco

    03/21/2015 8:53:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    People dropped off dozens of unwanted guns at a buyback event Saturday in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood, no questions asked. Organizers said it was more important to get guns off the street, as part of the city’s ongoing effort to curb violent crime. “The police, they can't do it alone. so we have to step up as a community and work with the police department to make sure we're doing to do everything we can to get guns off the street," San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed said. Most people turning in guns received $100 cash. Assault...
  • New Bullet Proof Homes

    03/21/2015 6:09:20 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 26 replies
    News Fix ^ | April 29, 2013 | AOL On
    News segment of live demonstration, including machine guns, of new bulletproof plaster.
  • Ohio Lawmaker Proposes Ban on Fake Guns

    03/21/2015 11:13:43 AM PDT · by rightistight · 19 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/21/15 | Aurelius
    Democrat state Rep. Bill Patmon of Cleveland, Ohio has authored and introduced a bill aimed at banning fake firearms, even if they do not shoot projectiles. House Bill 119 proposes that any toy that could be reasonably considered to be confused with a real gun should be outlawed. Manufacturers, sellers, and owners (which may include minors) could face first degree misdemeanor charges. The bill specifically bans display of such toy guns from “a street, alley, sidewalk, driveway, or parking lot; a bridge; a plaza or park; a front yard; a motor vehicle… whether moving or not; a building open to...
  • Gun Control Advocates Will Deliver Petition Calling For Emily Miller's Firing

    03/21/2015 7:20:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 3/20/2015 | Matt Cohen
    “By the standards of her profession, Emily Miller has no business calling herself a journalist," Ladd Everitt, communications director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said in a statement. "Miller’s crusade against popular gun laws has been a professional one since the beginning. At this point, area residents can have no reasonable expectation that she will provide objective, impartial coverage on matters of concern to them. If Miller wishes to behave like a pundit and activist, then WTTG should replace her with an actual reporter.”
  • WV Gov. Tomblin Vetoes Gun Bill, Citing Public Safety Concerns

    03/20/2015 11:46:33 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 22 replies
    TheNewsCenter ^ | 30/20/2015 | AP
    Citing public safety concerns, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill to eliminate requirements for people carrying concealed handguns to have permits. The National Rifle Association-backed Democrat said Friday's veto responds to an outcry by law enforcement against the bill.
  • Scott Walker to address NRA in 2nd day of South Carolina push

    03/20/2015 4:48:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | March 20, 2015 | Patrick Marley
    Greenville,S.C.—Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will spend a second day Friday campaigning in this crucial southern state as he looks to connect with a full spectrum of voters....After hosting events Thursday for the South Carolina Republican Party in Columbia and Greenville, the Republican governor will attend two more Friday in Rock Hill and Charleston. He'll also speak to the National Rifle Association in Charleston.The two-day important because the state holds the third presidential nominating contest in the country. It follows recent trips to the states that hold the first two, Iowa and New Hampshire.In his Thursday speeches, Walker spoke of...
  • Should IRS Have Guns? How About Email?

    03/19/2015 3:13:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/19/2015 | Robert W. Wood
    How would you like seeing gun-toting IRS Agents at your door? In comparison, a correspondence audit doesn’t sound so bad. Only the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS gets to carry guns, and they say they need them. The IRS has a hard job to do, and being charged with collecting taxes isn’t easy. Yet some people are extra worried about having this already very powerful organization waving weapons around. For one thing, even this elite unit doesn’t have a perfect safety record. According to one government audit, IRS Agents accidentally discharged their guns 11 times between 2009 and 2011....
  • Bill eliminating 48-hour wait period for handguns moving to Senate [next stop Gov. Walker’s desk]

    03/19/2015 4:53:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Badger Herald ^ | March 19, 2015 | Tanisha Sabhaney
    A bill that eliminates the 48-hour waiting period for handguns purchases is now moving to the full Senate, the last step before landing in Gov. Scott Walker’s desk. The bill, which would eliminate the 48-hour waiting period between getting a background check and purchasing a handgun, passed through a Senate committee last week and is now headed to the full chamber. The Assembly approved the bill Tuesday. The bill would instead allow dealers to give the handgun to the person buying it right after the state’s Department of Justice says the person is allowed to buy a handgun, according to...
  • Straight Talk from Senator Knox

    03/18/2015 1:41:25 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 9 replies
    Forest Knox - State Senate ^ | 3-15-2015 | Senator Knox
    Straight Talk from Senator Knox Dangerous Tools March 15, 2015 What’s the most dangerous thing you will do today? You will drive your car. Today I drove about 150 miles on two lane highways. Multiple times I came within a few feet of a head on collision with another vehicle, traveling at relative combined speeds of well over 120 miles per hour. A car is a tool, an object used to help us accomplish a given purpose. Why do we use such a dangerous tool that puts us so often, so close to certain death? We consider the risk worth...
  • Gun Control Extremists Set Up Fake Gun Shop To Talk People Out Of Buying Guns

    03/18/2015 7:19:55 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 32 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | Kimberly Morin
    In what is probably the most disgusting and outrageous stunt of the scumbag gun control extremists yet, they set up a fake gun shop in New York City. They actually had a huge advertisement on the front of the store claiming to help first time buyers. But that’s not what they were actually doing.
  • War Heroes Weigh in on Islamic State

    03/18/2015 6:29:10 AM PDT · by w1n1
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/18/2015 | Tom Sileo
    Two Medal of Honor recipients and a prominent ex-Navy SEAL are using social media to push for a tougher anti-terror stance. Two of America’s recent Medal of Honor recipients and the former Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden are taking to Facebook and Twitter to advocate for a tougher stance against the Islamic State terrorist organization, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Kyle Carpenter Wounded ex-U.S. Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, who received the nation’s highest military honor for diving on a grenade to save a fellow Marine’s life in Afghanistan, had this to say about the ongoing...
  • Gabby Giffords Visits State To Promote Gun Law Changes

    03/18/2015 4:38:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | March 18, 2015 | Daniela Altimari
    HARTFORD — Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona came to the Capitol Tuesday to press for a new gun control law designed to help victims of domestic abuse. "We can change our laws, we can win elections," said Giffords, who left Congress after she was shot in the head by a mentally disturbed gunman four years ago. "
  • Canadian Prime Minister, “Guns Important To Safety, And Slow Police Response”

    03/17/2015 10:13:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 3/15/2015 | Tim
    When asked about new firearms legislation at an event in Saskatoon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said there are too many restrictions on gun ownership, which he added is important for the livelihoods of rural people, recreation and personal safety according to CTV. “My wife’s from a rural area and obviously gun ownership wasn’t just for the farm, but was for a certain level of security when you’re a ways away from immediate police assistance,” he said during a question-and-answer session with the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities.
  • Diagram of a Gun Fight

    03/17/2015 8:51:41 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/17/2015 | Robert Campbell
    An Overview Of Close-range Dynamics For some folks, the worst experience is a breakdown on a macadam road. A close brush with death is another thing. You think much differently and more clearly afterwards. If we escape death, we are pleased with the results, ideal or not. Others have commented that before a near death event, nothing was important, and afterwards, everything was. Training gives us preparation and practice keeps us sharp. When an assailant who is roughly the size of a tree is bearing down on you, weapon in hand, you may regret a lack of tactical repertoire....
  • Kenosha officer who shot and killed an armed man had just returned to duty after shooting another.

    03/17/2015 7:44:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    NBC15 ^ | Mar 17, 2015
    <p>UPDATED: Tuesday, March 17, 2015---9:05 a.m. KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- Police say the Kenosha officer who shot and killed an armed man had just returned to duty after shooting another man about two weeks ago.</p> <p>Authorities have identified the 26-year-old fatally shot on Saturday as Aaron Siler, of Kenosha. Police say he had armed himself with a weapon before he was shot by Officer Pablo Torres. Siler was wanted on a felony warrant and led police on a vehicle chase and a foot pursuit before he was shot.</p>
  • Fact-Checker Takes Obama to Task for Gun Claims

    03/17/2015 6:36:38 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Fox ^ | March 16, 2015 | Staff
    President Obama is under fire from The Washington Post’s fact-checker over a series of recent far-fetched gun claims, including suggesting the country’s homicide rate is higher than that of other industrialized nations “by like a mile.” The comments, made during a stop in South Carolina last week, earned the president three out of four "Pinocchios" -- the fact-checker's scale for measuring inaccuracy.
  • RCMP’s Draft plan for towns declaring a State of Local Emergency

    03/16/2015 9:08:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/16/15 | Dennis R. Young
    Commentary #3 - RCMP High River Report -- Do you want a repeat of what the RCMP did in High River for your town? The RCMP Public Complaint’s Commission published their long-awaited report on the High River Gun Grab on February 12, 2015. Their 122-page report included fifty-two findings and ten recommendations. RCMP PUBLIC COMPLAINTS COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION NO. 5 reads: “The RCMP should review its emergency management policies at the national and divisional level to ensure that they provide clear and comprehensive direction with respect to the legal authorities and duties of its members in emergency situations, taking into consideration...
  • The .577 Snider Conversion - Guns of our Fathers

    03/16/2015 7:10:08 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/16/2015 | Bob Shell
    The 1860s were an interesting and exciting time in firearms development. Countries were transitioning from muzzleloaders to cartridge rifles. The American Civil War highlighted everything from muzzleloaders to Gatling guns. Many European countries utilized various conversions, including Great Britain, which used the Snider conversion designed by an American, Jacob Snider. The military quickly saw the advantages of breech loader (a firearm loaded via a chamber from the rear) versus front loader models. Besides being faster to load, the ability to do so while in the prone position meant the shooter presented a much smaller target for enemy marksmen. The British...
  • Tiny Gun Huge Heart

    03/15/2015 9:08:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/15/2015 | D Breteaus
    North American Arms (NAA) was created from the ashes of Rock Mountain Arms, the former manufacturer of firearms designed by Dick Casull. Casull was known for reducing and expanding the single action revolver and a few of his treaured models would include a 3.5-inch revolver, chambered in .22 short and a hand cannon chambered in .450 Magnum-express. NAA is located in Provo, Utah and currently produces some of America’s finest tiny guns. They even manufacture the world’s smallest production model with their revolver chambered in .22 short (leaving respectful room for the few, even smaller custom models). Some may wonder...
  • Pistol Ice Drill

    03/14/2015 7:14:30 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/14/2014
    Instructor Zero of Spartan 360 Tactical Defense explores how vasoconstriction affects accuracy by submerging his hands in ice water for prolonged exposure to cold. This drill is designed to allow the shooter to understand and adapt to behavioral changes under thermal stress. Watch as he puts his hands in the ice water for over 3 minutes in this pistol ice drill.
  • So I just bought a Mosin Nagant

    03/14/2015 6:27:53 PM PDT · by Rides_A_Red_Horse · 82 replies
    14 Mar 2015 | Rides A Red Horse
    This morning I bought a surplus 1942 Mosin Nagant Russian made Sniper Rifle. The purchase included a double leather pouch with a weird device for oiling the rifle, a cloth ammo pouch that attaches to the butt stock (stashed in the double leather pouch), a bag of assorted metal pieces (I assume tools) and a bayonet. The seller had inspected the rifle and removed some of the cosmoline (there's still a LOT left) and made sure it was in good working order. I downloaded a manual and I'll break it down, clean it and oil it as soon as I...
  • Mathews: I Don't Know If Criminals Actually Buy Guns At The Store

    03/13/2015 6:23:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | March 13, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews said that “I don’t know whether criminals actually buy guns at the store” and that murders are committed “oftentimes without any use of a gun” on Thursday.
  • Obama AR-15 Bullet Ban Lifted, Gun Rights Still Target

    03/12/2015 3:25:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 12, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    un Control: Fifty-two senators, 238 House members and 80,000 public comments have forced the ATF to pull back for "more study" its proposed ban on ammo for the AR-15, the leading gun for hunting and self-defense. The Second Amendment, written in the era of muskets, does not mention what arms we have the right to keep and bear. But we have an idea, based on how they were used: to protect their owners' homes, businesses, farms and families, and to resist the tyranny of government, which during the American Revolution was the British crown.
  • How to Disarm a Pistol to Your Face

    03/12/2015 11:28:23 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/12/2015
    Shawn Davenport from Funker Tactical demonstrates how to disarm a pistol pointing to your face. Basic principles are get off line of sight, control the muzzel of the pistol and execute the disarm. View the pistol disarm here.
  • Obama’s commitment to gun regs ‘as strong as ever’

    03/12/2015 9:22:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 3/11/2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama remains committed to “common-sense” gun regulations, even though his administration backed off a proposal to ban a popular type of armor-piercing ammunition. “The president’s commitment to putting in place common-sense rules that will protect Second Amendment rights, but also prevent those who shouldn’t have firearms from getting them, is as strong as ever,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on Wednesday.
  • GWRAPS - Close Quarter Positioning

    03/12/2015 8:55:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/12/2015
    GWRAPS was coined by Sgt. Don Gulla of King Co. Deputy Sheriffs Dept of WA as Gulla Weapon Retention and Positional Shooting. This method is also called “brace contact” in certain tactical groups. The original concept is still hazy but was originally dubbed by the British SAS. The point of this technique was that it was a last desperate technique when someone else has a hand on your pistol. Using this method gives you more leverage to regain the weapon possession by fighting or shooting. See the rest of this GWRAPS story here.
  • OPINION: Gun violence is a health crisis

    03/12/2015 6:01:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | 03/12/2015 | William D. Bezdek , M.D.
    The American College of Physicians, combined with the American Bar Association and eight other professional organizations, has issued a call for action to stem the national crisis in firearm deaths and injuries. In a white paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, they point out that more than 32,000 deaths a year are the result of gun violence. The United States has the most gun deaths of any industrialized nation. In addition, the number of injuries caused by guns is more than double the death number. The Children's Safety Network estimated that in 2010, gun violence cost $174 billion....
  • UPDATED: Retired Correction Officer Shoots Man During Dispute In Brooklyn Subway

    03/11/2015 9:41:53 AM PDT · by redreno · 59 replies ^ | 3/11/2015 | Mark Hirshberg
    A 68-year-old retired correction officer shot and killed a 32-year-old person of color and wounded another, after a short dispute in Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn Tuesday night, police sources said. EMS spokesperson told JP they responded at 6:36 pm to a call of a shooting at the Brooklyn Borough Hall Subway Station located at Court Street and Joralemon Street, and treated two men for serious gun shot wounds. According to police, the three men got into a verbal dispute on the 5 train. When they got off at Borough Hall station, Gilbert Drogheo, 32 spat at the retired...
  • 6 Life Saving Rules to Survive a Serious Fight

    03/11/2015 8:30:03 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/11/2015
    Doug Marcaida a military Contractor in Edge Impact Weapons systems and weapons of opportunity. Doug goes over some principles of things to be aware of if you're caught up in an fight, the main theme to all this is "awareness", have a look here to see the rest.
  • ATF Hand In the Cookie Jar Slapped Down

    03/11/2015 6:52:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | March 11, 2015 | Bob Barr
    Yesterday, March 10, 2015 was a Red Letter Day. No; it had nothing to do with Hillary’s e-mail “coming out party” at the United Nations. And, no, ISIS has not forsaken its bloodlust ways. It’s perhaps even more remarkable. A federal government agency has backed down! Specifically, on Tuesday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (affectionately known simply as “ATF”) publicly admitted failure and backed away from its misguided and disingenuous attempt to ban one of the most popular ammunition rounds in civilian use. However, before we break open a bottle of The Bubbly, it must be kept...
  • ATF shelves controversial bullet ban proposal

    03/10/2015 2:15:23 PM PDT · by Plainsman · 25 replies
    Fox News with Associated Press ^ | March 10, 2015 | Staff
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is shelving a proposal to ban a popular but highly lethal type of bullet, amid opposition from gun-rights advocates and hundreds of members of Congress. The agency said in a statement on Tuesday it would not seek to issue the final guidelines "at this time." The proposal pertained to M855 "green tip" ammunition, used in the AR-15 rifle, which regulators looked at banning because it can pierce police body armor. The ATF said it would instead wait until Americans have finished commenting on the federal regulations and evaluate their comments and suggestions...
  • Gun ownership among Americans at a record low, survey finds

    03/10/2015 9:45:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 61 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Mar 10, 2015
    Gun ownership among Americans at a record low, survey finds By Tribune wire reports contact the reporter The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it's ever been, according to a major American trend survey that finds the decline in gun ownership is paralleled by a reduction in the number of Americans who hunt. According to the latest General Social Survey, 32 percent of Americans either own a firearm themselves or live with someone who does, which ties a record low set in 2010. That's a significant decline since the late...
  • Grab the Slide and Fire

    03/10/2015 9:07:04 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/10/2015
    There's been talk of while fighting to retain your pistol that if your hand is on the slide and the pistol goes off. Your hand would receive burns or cuts. These guys from PoleNar Tactical shows us otherwise, have a look.
  • Gun Ownership at Lowest Level

    03/10/2015 8:00:31 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 78 replies
    The Newser ^ | 5-10-15 | Newser Editors and Wire Services
    " The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it has ever been.."
  • Fast Gun Disarming

    03/10/2015 7:15:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/10/2015
    This is a compilation of fast gun disarm performed from multiple positions using multiple methods by Instructor Zero of Spartan 360 Tactical Defense. Go here to view the fast disarming compilation.
  • 52 senators warn of sweeping ammo bans, say Second Amendment 'at risk'

    03/10/2015 6:29:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/10/2015 | Paul Bedard
    A majority in both the Senate and House — 52 senators, 238 House members — have joined to oppose the Obama administration's move to ban a popular type of ammo used in the top-selling AR-15 rifle and pistol because it pierces police body armor. A week after the House members, led by Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, sent a letter of opposition to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley echoed that in his own letter signed by 51 others.In their letter, the senators said that the 5.56 M855 "green tip"...
  • Who's Faster on the Draw? Gun or Knife

    03/09/2015 8:13:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Who's faster on the draw? Gun or knife? This segment highlights a person with a gun against another with a knife, both are holstered. At the sound of the signal, each draws to hit their target. (balloons). The person with the gun targets vary from 5-7 yards out and the knife guy balloons is only 4 feet away. This demonstration shows the gun prowess from varying distances and the time it takes to hit the target, which is more impressive than watching the guy draw his knife. Don't know what do you all think? View the who's faster on the...
  • LaPierre: 'Next 700 days are the most dangerous' for 2nd Amendment

    03/09/2015 1:13:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies ^ | 3-8-2015 | Paul Bedard
    The National Rifle Association is warning that the administration's plan to ban one type of AR-15 ammo is just the first step in taking away all hunting rounds, a backdoor bid to impose national gun control. "He can't ban their guns so he's going to ban their ammo," said Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the NRA, the nation's largest organization promoting the Second Amendment. His warning was the latest chapter on a new bid by the administration to ban the popular 5.56 M855 "green tip" ammunition used by AR-15 rifle. Last month the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...
  • Mayor Danny Jones (WVa) Makes Lewd Comments In Front Of Children About Gun Owners

    03/08/2015 8:20:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    WVWildMan/youtube ^ | march 8 2015 | WVWildMan
    Mayor Danny Jones of Charleston, WV makes lewd comments in front of children about gun rights groups on election night. video only on link