Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $69,645
81%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $15.5k to go!! We can do this. Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: gunsandammo

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Clown With a Gun Reported in Southwest (Bakersfield, CA)

    10/12/2014 5:25:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | Saturday, Oct 11 2014 | The Bakersfield Californian
    Clown with a gun reported in southwest The latest in a series of creepy clown sightings came shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday when Bakersfield police officers near Valhalla Drive and Belle Terrace responded to a report of a person in a clown suit holding a firearm. Officers checked the area but were unable to find the person. The incident came after a week with numerous calls to police from residents reporting seeing scary or mischievous clowns. "We've had multiple of these clown sightings all over town," said Bakersfield police Lt. Jason Matson. "He was gone by the time we arrived."
  • (Odd WWII Relic) This Steampunkish Nazi Belt Buckle Pistol Packs A Deadly Surprise

    09/07/2014 3:08:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Tyler Rogoway
    This Steampunkish Nazi Belt Buckle Pistol Packs A Deadly Surprise The Nazis had some pretty wild engineering ideas, and some of them, like the jet engine, ended up being a vision of things to come. Yet others were just over-engineered, strange, and in some cases, downright creepy. This steampunkish Nazi belt buckle four-shooter is one of those things. The whole idea was to give high-ranking Nazis a way to kill their captors should they be captured on the battlefield. The concept was said to have originated from known German inventor, Louis Marquis, who designed the contraption while he was held...
  • Arresting Photo of Sultry Lady Dutch Cop Sweeps the Internet

    08/31/2014 10:47:17 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 113 replies
    Nw York Daily News ^ | Agust 27, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    Internet users begging for arrest after photo of hot Dutch cop flares passions The sultry officer, armed with a pistol on her waist as she investigates a burglary, has gone viral again more than two years after the photo was originally snapped. The head-turning law enforcer's outfit of tight white pants and cowboy boots prompted users on Reddit to exclaim love at first sight. Her looks alone are arresting. A smokin’ hot female Dutch cop has the Internet swooning as a two-year-old photograph of the sexy officer has once again swept the web. The stunning law enforcement officer was snapped...
  • Liberal Crime Victim Asks Left-Wing NY Village Voice Columnist ... Should I Buy a Gun?

    04/24/2014 8:14:15 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    Village Voice ^ | Wednesday, Apr 23 2014 | Andrew W.K.
    Ask Andrew W.K.: Should I Buy a Gun? Dear Andrew, I’ve always been a staunch opponent of guns, but my home has been broken into twice in the last six weeks. Now I’m think- ing about purchasing a gun to protect my family and home. My wife is very much against this idea, and we fight about it of- ten. I completely understand where she’s coming from, as her views on the dangers of owning a gun used to be my own. What do you think? Should I get a gun? One Shot Dear One Shot, Guns are intense. They...
  • Man Wants to Open a Bar in His Gun Range (Oklahoma City)

    04/16/2014 6:26:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Man wants to open a bar in his gun range Generally speaking, the combination of alcohol and weapons sounds like a bad one. Jeff Swanson of Oklahoma City doesn’t see it that way, however. KFOR NewsChannel 4 reports that the entrepreneur, who is in the process of building an “upscale” gun range in OKC, wants his establishment to offer its patrons a drink after they’re finished shooting. KOKH FOX 25 News reports that Mr. Swanson will have customers scan their driver’s license before they partake in either firing guns or drinking alcohol. Mr. Swanson told KOKH, "Once your order a...
  • Medical Marijuana Dispensary Guard Shoots Self in Foot (San Bernardino, CA)

    03/16/2014 4:37:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    San Bernardino County Sun ^ | March 15, 2014 | Greg Cappis
    Medical marijuana dispensary guard shoots self in foot SAN BERNARDINO - A medical marijuana dispensary guard shot himself in the foot for unknown reasons Friday night, according to police. Just after 9 p.m. officers went to the 3300 block of East Highland Avenue to investigate the shooting. “On our arrival, we found that the security guard for the business, for some reason, had his weapon out, discharged his firearm, striking himself in the foot one time,” said Lt. Travis Walker. The security guard was transported to a hospital to be treated for the gunshot wound, according to Walker. “We plan...
  • CA Gun Store Owner Refuses to Give Feds Customer List (ATF Seeks Buyers of AR-15 Lower Receivers)

    03/13/2014 7:42:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | March 12, 2014 | Misha DiBono
    Gun store owner refuses to give feds customer list OCEANSIDE, Calif. – The owner of an Oceanside store that sells various gun parts to build a rifle from scratch refused to turn over his customer list to federal agents. Dimitrios Karras, owner of Ares Armor, said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents were investigating their business, not for what they sell, but for the people who purchase their products. Karras said the ATF threatened to shutter their business if they didn’t hand over the names of 5,000 customers who have purchased an 80 percent lower receiver (the...
  • FBI Report: Early 2013 Crime Decrease Coincides with Gun Sales Boom

    02/22/2014 4:27:43 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Outdoor Hub ^ | February 21, 2014 | Daniel Xu
    FBI Report: Early 2013 Crime Decrease Coincides with Gun Sales Boom The FBI released the Preliminary Seminannual Uniform Crime Report for the first six months of 2013 on Tuesday. According to the statistics found in the report, all of the offenses in the violent crime category—including murder, forcible rape, assault, and robbery—showed a significant decrease in early 2013 from the same period in 2012. This drop in violent crime coincided with one of the largest booms for gun sales in recent history. The FBI report was compiled with data submitted by 12,723 law enforcement agencies in the United States for...
  • Criminologist: 'More Youngsters Killed in Bicycle Accidents' Than with Guns

    02/17/2014 7:58:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | 17 Feb 2014, | AWR Hawkins
    Criminologist: 'More Youngsters Killed in Bicycle Accidents' Than with Guns Responding to a recent report that Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA) and Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) conducted about the dangers of guns in public schools, Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox said the annual risk of gun-related death in school is "well below one in two million," and "many times more youngsters are killed annually in bicycle accidents." Because of this, Fox said he "trusts [MDA and MAIG] would support a national helmet law as quickly as a gun restriction." According to USA Today, the...
  • Former Guns & Ammo columnist speaks out on becoming 'a pariah'

    01/05/2014 4:33:04 PM PST · by driftdiver · 66 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Jan 5, 2014 | Staff
    The ex-Guns & Ammo Magazine writer fired after penning a column in favor of limited gun control is speaking out, bitterly saying, “I’ve been vanished, disappeared. Now you see him. Now you don’t.” “Compromise is a bad word these days,” Dick Metcalf, 67, told The New York Times of what he believes is the unyielding, give-no-ground ethos adopted by Second Amendment supporters in the U.S. today. “People think it means giving up your principles.” Metcalf, a longtime writer on firearms and U.S. gun culture, saw his association with Guns & Ammo terminated in November -- he also had a T.V....
  • Banished for Questioning the Gospel of Guns (consider the source)

    01/05/2014 6:04:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/05/business/media/banished-for-questioning-the-gospel-of-guns.html?_r | Ravi Somaiya
    The byline of Dick Metcalf, one of the country’s pre-eminent gun journalists, has gone missing. It has been removed from Guns & Ammo magazine, where his widely-read column once ran on the back page. He no longer stars on a popular television show about firearms. Gun companies have stopped flying him around the world and sending him the latest weapons to review. In late October, Mr. Metcalf wrote a column that the magazine titled “Let’s Talk Limits,” which debated gun laws. “The fact is,” wrote Mr. Metcalf, who has taught history at Cornell and Yale, “all constitutional rights are regulated,...
  • Senior Navy Civilians Investigated in Alleged $1.6 Million Fraud Scheme w/ Rifle Silencers

    11/14/2013 7:24:19 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/12/2013 | Craig Whitlock,
    Senior Navy civilians investigated in alleged scheme to defraud military for $1.6 million Federal authorities are investigating three senior Navy intelligence officials as part of a probe into an alleged contracting scheme that charged the military $1.6 million for homemade firearm silencers that cost only $8,000 to manufacture, court records show. The three civilian officials, who oversee highly classified programs, arranged for a hot-rod auto mechanic in California to build a specially ordered batch of unmarked and untraceable rifle silencers and sell them to the Navy at more than 200 times what they cost to manufacture, according to court...
  • Man Shot During Bigfoot Hunt in Oklahoma; Man's Friend and Two Others Arrested

    11/09/2013 11:56:21 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | Nov. 5, 2013 | UPI Odd News
    Man shot during bigfoot hunt in Oklahoma CATOOSA, Okla., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Authorities in Oklahoma said one person was shot and three were arrested in an apparent sasquatch hunting mishap. Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton said Omar Pineda, 21, shot his friend in the back accidentally while the two were out hunting for the legendary ape, but it took a lot of questioning before deputies could uncover the truth, KXTV, Oklahoma City, reported Tuesday. Pineda, 21, was arrested for reckless conduct with a firearm and obstruction. The wounded man is expected to survive. Perry Don James, 53, Pineda's father-in-law,...
  • (Dick) Metcalf Responds (Guns & Ammo)

    11/08/2013 3:21:54 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 50 replies
    At the same time, how can anyone deny that the 2nd Amendment is already regulated by innumerable federal, state, and local statutes, and always has been? Even the Supreme Court's widely applauded Heller and McDonald decisions affirming an individual right to keep and bear arms, and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals' Moore ruling overturning the Illinois ban on concealed carry, specifically held that other firearms laws and regulations do pass constitutional muster. Do we all agree with every part of those rulings? Of course not. I personally do not. But these are laws; now part of the organic fabric...
  • Shakeup at Guns & Ammo after gun control column backfires

    11/08/2013 6:06:15 PM PST · by servo1969 · 46 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11-8-2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The top editor of Guns & Ammo became the second employee of the venerable firearms magazine to lose his job after a column advocating gun control backfired, prompting rifle-toting readers to unload on the publication. In a statement posted Wednesday on the InterMedia Outdoors-owned magazine’s homepage, Jim Bequette apologized to “each and every reader” of the magazine for Dick Metcalf’s column that appeared in its December issue, which generated “unprecedented” controversy and left readers “hopping mad” in regards to the magazine’s commitment to the Second Amendment. ********** In his column entitled “Let’s Talk Limits: Do certain firearm regulations really constitute...
  • STUDY: White Racists More Likely To Be Gun Owners

    11/07/2013 6:45:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 56 replies
    The Washington Times) ^ | Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | Andrea Noble
    White racists more likely to be gun owners: study Are gun ownership and racism linked? Researchers have found that the more racist beliefs held by a white person, the more likely the person is to own a gun — conclusions that have rankled gun rights advocates. A team led by Kerry O'Brien, of Monash University in Australia and The University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, examined white Americans’ negative perceptions about blacks and compared the rates of both gun ownership and opposition to gun control to discover the correlations. Researchers based their conclusions on the results of a multiple-choice...
  • Guns & Ammo Fires Editor After Publishing Editorial Calling for Gun Control

    11/07/2013 9:39:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 84 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/7/13 | Andrew Kirell
    Guns and Ammo Magazine, the “world’s most widely read firearms magazine,” has fired contributing editor Dick Metcalf after the publication received immense backlash for its December 2013 issue featuring his editorial advocating for gun control. “Way too many gun owners still seem to believe that any regulation of the right to keep and bear arms is an infringement,” Metcalf wrote in the column titled “Let’s Talk Limits.” “The fact is, all constitutional rights are regulated, always have been, and need to be.” “All U.S. citizens have a right to keep and bear arms,” he added, “but I do not believe...
  • Dick Metcalf (Guns & Ammo) has stepped down......

    11/06/2013 5:29:51 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 61 replies
    As you all know Dick Metcalf recently wrote an article in Guns&Ammo which was intended to be controversial. It was more than that, and in my opinion crossed over the line. In our fight for our rights, there is only black and white, there is no shade of gray. You are either wholly with us, or you are against us. Since that article was published many have vocally protested it. Some have done it on the internet. Other have done it behind the scenes. The end result is Mr. Metcalf is no longer with Guns&Ammo In addition The editor who...
  • Guns & Ammo Official Response to Metcalf Article

    11/06/2013 10:14:11 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 49 replies
    Military Arms Channel blog ^ | November 6, 2013 | MAC
    Guns & Ammo Official Response to Metcalf Article I just received the official response from Guns & Ammo regarding the Dick Metcalf article in the December 2013 issue. This is an exclusive breaking story.
  • Guns and Ammo Editor Supports Gun Control in Editorial Feature for December Issue

    11/03/2013 12:54:47 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 83 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | November 3, 2013
    Time to cancel your subscriptions, Guns and Ammo Editor Dick Metcalf has penned an editorial for their December issue that will be leaving fans in shock; he’s supporting gun control. Metcalf claims there is a large difference between regulation, (well-regulated militia) and a direct infringement of civil rights, he has made this distinction the premise of his claims. “I bring this up,” he wrote, “because way too many gun owners still believe that any regulation of the right to keep and bear arms is an infringement. The fact is that all Constitutional rights are regulated, always have been, and need...
  • Guns & Ammo Supports Gun Control

    11/03/2013 8:14:32 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 32 replies
    Technical Editor Dick Metcalf [above] penned the editorial for the December issue. Metcalf, a writer whose technical knowledge (or lack thereof) has earned him brickbats before, bases his editorial on a distinction between “infringement” and “regulation.” “I bring this up,” Metcalf writes, “because way too many gun owners still believe that any regulation of the right to keep and bear arms is an infringement. The fact is that all Constitutional rights are regulated, always have been, and need to be.” That, dear reader, is a major WTF moment. One of many . . . Metcalf’s dietribe [sic] turns to the...
  • Vintage Photo 1899 ... Armoured Quadricycle

    09/17/2013 7:15:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1899 | Retronaut
    1899: Armoured quadricycle
  • HISTORICAL PHOTO: President Ronald Reagan aims a rifle through a window from Air Force One, c. 1983

    09/10/2013 6:56:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 63 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1983 | Retronaut
    40th U.S. President Ronald Reagan aims a rifle from a window onboard Air Force One; circa 1983
  • Historical World War I PHOTO: Harley Davidson Motorcycle with Mounted Machine-Gun

    08/04/2013 12:33:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    Retronaut ^ | (est. 1917) World War I | Retronaut
    In 1917, the United States entered World War I and the military demanded motorcycles for the war effort. Harleys had already been used by the military in the Pancho Villa Expedition, but World War I was the first time the motorcycle had been adopted for combat service. Harley-Davidson provided about 15,000 machines to the military forces during World War I. - Wikipedia
  • ‘Come and Take It, Motherf--kers!’ PA Police Chief Curses Liberals, Sprays Auto Fire in Viral Video

    07/24/2013 7:58:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    NYDN ^ | Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | Philip Caulfield
    SEE IT: ‘Come and take it, motherf--kers!’ Police chief curses liberals, sprays automatic weapons in foul-mouthed viral videos In a series of provocative videos, Gilberton, Pa., top cop Mark Kessler curses Secretary of State John Kerry and rants about 'libtards' and 'cry babies' before spraying automatic weapons into the distance. City officials say he won't be disciplined because he's not breaking the law. A Pennsylvania police chief is getting heat for appearing in a series of foul-mouthed YouTube videos ranting about liberals, cursing Secretary of State John Kerry and firing automatic weapons. Despite the backlash, Gilberton Mayor Mary Lou Hannon...
  • "Dear Thug ... Please Be Law Abiding" ... Report: Chicago To Fight Gun Violence With Letters

    07/23/2013 6:45:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Fox Nation
    Report: Chicago To Fight Gun Violence With Letters Chicago police are going to hand deliver letters to people suspected of committing or being victims of gun crimes in an effort to stem violence in the city, according to a new report. Starting Friday, a district commander will be delivering letters warning certain targets in that district not to commit violent crimes, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The pilot program is targeting individuals off a “heat list” developed by a Yale professor, who studied murders on Chicago’s West Side between 2005 and 2010 and found a small network of people was responsible...
  • Man charged with ‘illegal aiming or discharging a firearm’ after taking Joe Biden’s advice

    07/18/2013 7:35:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | July 18, 2013 | Jennifer Cruz
    Man charged with ‘illegal aiming or discharging a firearm’ after taking Joe Biden’s advice A Vancouver, Wash. man has found himself in the midst of a legal battle after following the advice of good old Joe “just fire two blasts” Biden. Apparently Jeffrey Barton suspected that there were prowlers on his property early Monday morning. So “I did what Joe Biden told me to do,” Barton said. “I went outside and fired my shotgun in the air.” Now Barton is facing charges of illegal aiming or discharging a firearm, to which he plead not guilty. Deputies stated that the law...
  • 'Baseball Wife' Anna Benson arrested for pulling gun on husband, reports say

    07/09/2013 7:15:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 9, 2013
    Anna Benson and former major league pitcher Kris Benson have been working through a divorce for the past year, and apparently its not going very well. The “Baseball Wives” star was arrested on Monday after she allegedly donned a bulletproof vest, barged into her estranged husband's Marietta, Ga. home, and threatened him with a gun and a metal baton unless he ponied up some cash.
  • (Backtrack) Jim Carrey to Assault Rifle Fans: I Love You and I'm Sorry I Called You Names

    07/07/2013 3:07:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 79 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 7, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Jim Carrey to Assault Rifle Fans: I Love You and I'm Sorry I Called You Names As NewsBusters previously reported, actor Jim Carrey back in March called gun owners "heartless motherf--kers." On Sunday, Carrey tried taking it back writing on Twitter: Asslt rifle fans,I do not agree wth u,nor do I fear u but I do love u and I'm sorry tht in my outrage I called you names.That was wrong. 3^{ Carrey followed that up with: Btw I don't need a crisis mgr, just a conscience. Calling ppl names is inappropriate but my position on assault weapons hasn't changed....
  • Vintage 1938 Photo: .38 Colt Revolver with Camera That Photographs When the Trigger is Pulled

    07/06/2013 10:31:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1938 | Retronaut
    Circa 1938: Revolver Camera “A Colt 38 carrying a small camera that automatically takes a picture when the trigger is pulled. At the left: six pictures taken by the camera. New York.”
  • Vintage Photos, 1925 - 'Girls' with Guns (College Women's Rifle Teams)

    06/30/2013 4:03:25 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 65 replies
    Shorpy ^ | 1925 | Shorpy
    1925. "Girls' rifle team, University of Maryland." National Photo. Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Girls' rifle team of Drexel Institute." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. (NOTE: Photos above are beleived to have been taken at George Washington University's Corcoran Hall rifle range in March 1925, the location of the competition)
  • ‘Zombie Obama’ Target maker debuts ‘Gun Lobbyist’ and ‘Al Sharpton’ models

    06/28/2013 8:20:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | June 28, 2013 | Aaron Samsel
    ‘Zombie Obama’ Target maker debuts ‘Gun Lobbyist’ and ‘Al Sharpton’ models According to their website, Zombie Industries, the same company whose reactive targets resembling President Obama made a “big splash” at this years National Rifle Association’s convention in Houston, has debuted two new products: Gun Control Lobbyist and ‘Al Sharpton’ target mannequins. Riding the crest of the billion dollar ‘zombie wave’, this San Diego based company has brought shooters life-size targets that bleed for the past couple of years, routinely turning heads at gun shows and offending delicate sensibilities (the target maker recently renamed a female target, “Alexa”, originally called...
  • 1956 Vintage Photos: Armoured Vespa Scooter with Cannon

    06/18/2013 7:45:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1956 | Retronaut
    “The Vespa 150 TAP is a Vespa scooter modified for use with paratroops. Introduced in 1956 and updated in 1959, it had a U.S.-made light anti-armour cannon. Roughly 800 of these scooters were deployed in the Algerian War.”
  • (Academia for Rape) University Advises ‘Nodding’ at an Assailant Will Prevent Attack

    06/08/2013 3:29:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | June 7, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    University advises ‘nodding’ at an assailant will prevent attack Women who are about to be raped at or near the University of Arkansas at Little Rock should nod at their attackers as an alternative to using deadly force, according to that university’s safety expert. Huh? The Arkansas legislature recently gave schools the authority to opt out of the state’s concealed carry laws and thereby ban guns on campus. Most schools have chosen to do so, including Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas, as reported by The College Fix. The ban extends to even professors and staff members, leaving...
  • Obama the Zombie? Just a Coincidence, Says the Company (Obama Zombie Range Targets)

    Obama the Zombie? Just a coincidence, says the company In response to the controversy over a Zombie-target resembling President Obama that was displayed at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting this weekend, Zombie Industries released a statement to MSNBC explaining that they sell the product in part to prove that they do not “discriminate against African-Americans.” They said, “any resemblance to actual persons (living or dead), events or locales is entirely coincidental.”
  • (Oops ... Unintended Consequences) Hollywood Film Studios Say New York Gun Law May Ban Gun Props

    05/02/2013 7:26:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 1, 2013 | THOMAS KAPLAN
    Film Studios Say New York Gun Law May Ban Props ALBANY — The sweeping gun control measure signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and hailed by Democratic leaders has a surprising critic: Hollywood. Officials in the movie and television industry say the new laws could prevent them from using the lifelike assault weapons and high-capacity magazines that they have employed in shows like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and films like “The Dark Knight Rises.” Twenty-seven film and television projects, including programs like “Blue Bloods” and “Person of Interest,” are now in production in New York State using assault...
  • San Francisco’s Black Talon Ban Comes a Little Too Late (Ammo Discontinued 20 Years Ago)

    04/16/2013 7:03:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 4/16/13 | Max Slowik
    San Francisco’s Black Talon Ban Comes a Little Too Late In the massive surge to draft new gun control legislation across the nation, you could be forgiven for not noticing the local San Francisco push to ban hollowpoint ammo. Specifically, the new law bans Winchester Black Talons. This is interesting if for only the fact that Winchester hasn’t made Black Talon ammunition for two decades. Why ban the sale of practically nonexistent ammo? California’s history of shooting sprees is at the heart of the issue. Following the 101 California Street shooting, where Gian Luigi Ferri used a blend of ammo,...
  • Mayhem Ensues as Gun Shaped Cloud Forms over Baltimore School: Community Looking for Answers

    04/01/2013 7:18:56 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Guns.com ^ | April Fools' Day, 2013 | Guns.com
    Mayhem ensues as gun shaped cloud forms over Baltimore school: Community looking for answers Park Elementary School in Baltimore is at it again—the same institution that suspended one of its grade schoolers for chewing his pop tart into the shape of a gun, is looking for answers in another ‘firearms’ incident that has shaken this fragile community. Last Friday, on a mildly overcast spring day, students in the progressive parochial school were enjoying their lunch recess when out of nowhere all hell broke loose. During a school wide game of kickball at roughly 12:30 in the afternoon the weather and...
  • (Hmmmmmm ...) The Walking Dead Is All About Blood, Gore – & Gun Control

    04/01/2013 2:33:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 1 April 2013 | Alan Yuhas
    The Walking Dead is all about blood, gore – and gun control • Despite its violence, The Walking Dead mirrors moderate US attitudes on gun ownership and background checks The Walking Dead finished its third season in a flourish of gunfire and guts, sticking to the pillars of its ratings dominance. While nobody's much surprised by the extreme bloodiness of a show that merges two violent genres – post-apocalyptic horror and the classic western, – what is surprising is that The Walking Dead actually reflects moderate, popular US views on gun control. That might seem like a ridiculous statement for...
  • Dad Says Facebook Photo of Son with Gun Brought Cops to House (A Century 21 Christmas Story BB Gun)

    03/19/2013 8:04:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    CNET ^ | March 19, 2013 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Dad says Facebook photo of son with gun brought cops to house A New Jersey man says that, on the basis of mere hearsay about a Facebook photo of his 11-year-old son with a .22 rifle, police and child protection arrive at his door and demand entry. I am sure there are several 11-year-old boys who are terribly proficient at handling a gun. But, given that I wouldn't trust an 11-year-old boy with a popsicle, I would just as well not be anywhere near them. This, however, doesn't appear to have been the policy of the authorities in New Jersey....
  • SWAT officer attracts ridicule after he’s pictured with his rifle sight on backwards

    03/16/2013 12:35:50 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A SWAT team in upstate New York is being mocked as an example of the difference between military and police training after an officer was captured peering through a backwards sight on his combat rifle. As users on the military Reddit were quick to point out when the image was posted, the reverse sight makes it effectively useless. Users mocked the SWAT officers training and some went so far as to question the motives of some of the men serving in local law enforcement.
  • World's Biggest Revolver Fired Successfully (Polish Hog Leg Fires 5 oz. Bullets)

    03/03/2013 4:05:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 1, 2013 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    World's Biggest Revolver Fired Successfully So this is fun. A guy in Poland built a gigantic revolver. Then he fired it. RT reports that "It took Mr (Ryszard) Tobys around 2,500 hours to construct, since most of the parts had to be built by hand." The revolver fires 5 oz. bullets and is supposedly certified by Guinness World Records. The Pentagon has not yet contacted Tobys for potential contracts. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/worlds-biggest-pistol-fired-2013-3#ixzz2MWWHiVe9 (FR Note: Link to the original story to access video of pistol being fired.)
  • "Shotgun Joe" ... Shooter Takes VP Joe Biden’s Advice — and Lands in Trouble with Cops

    03/02/2013 1:09:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Shooter takes VP Joe Biden’s advice — and lands in trouble with cops Vice President Joseph R. Biden told a Field & Stream reporter in a published report on Monday that if “you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” That same day, a 22-year-old man in Virginia Beach, Va., did just that — and was charged with reckless handling of a firearm. WAVY 10 reported that the man was in his bedroom when two armed masked men leaned through the window and warned him to close the bedroom door. The 22-year-old...
  • Researcher Claims to Have Shot and Killed a Sasquatch

    02/17/2013 3:03:52 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | Friday, February 15, 2013 | Trent Law
    Researcher Claims to Have Shot and Killed a Sasquatch Nevada - (Ammoland.com) - Our regular readers will know that I love the story or idea that Bigfoots (or is it Bigfeets, as in more than one) could exist. So regular readers on AmmoLand never mind when we detour and take a break from all the serious news coverage to speculate on the idea that we have a giant man sized, wood booger, hunting the same woods as me and you. The recent gossip is, a controversial big foot researcher, named Rick Dyer, has shot a large bigfoot while filming a...
  • Photographs - GIANT Shotguns (Punt Guns), circa 1900

    02/16/2013 7:29:35 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies
    Retronaut ^ | circa 1900 | Retronaut
    A punt gun is a type of extremely large shotgun used in the 19th and early 20th centuries. A single shot could kill over 50 waterfowl resting on the water’s surface. The hunter would maneuver the entire boat in order to aim the gun. In the United States, this practice depleted stocks of wild waterfowl and by the 1860s most states had banned the practice. “Since Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 there has been a punt gun salute every Coronation and Jubilee in Cowbit, Lincolnshire, England” - Wikipedia
  • War Elephant - Photograph of Elephant with Mounted Machine Gun, circa 1914 - 1918

    02/15/2013 8:38:17 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 73 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1914 - 1918 | Retronaut
    The gun is John Moses Browning’s M1895 Colt-Browning machine gun, aka ... Potato Digger.
  • Gif of the Day: Tank Skeet Shooting

    02/02/2013 8:29:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | 2/02/13 | Chris Callahan
    Gif of the Day: Tank Skeet Shooting
  • EDITORIAL: ‘Assault Weapons’ are popular with the young. Are gamers key?

    02/02/2013 8:09:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Max Slowik
    EDITORIAL: ‘Assault weapons’ are popular with the young. Are gamers key? In a recent Reason-Rupe poll a slim majority of American supported the private ownership of “assault weapons” (51 percent in favor, 44 opposed) and a slightly larger majority of Americans believe that the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School is being exploited for political means (52 percent see it as politicking, 41 as responsible governing). But there were some other findings that are sure to surprise many people, especially politicians. Specifically that age, not politics, has a greater bearing on whether or not a person has the right to...
  • White House Issues Warning Not To Manipulate/Photoshop Image of President Obama Skeet Shooting

    02/02/2013 9:13:10 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 255 replies
    President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House
  • Combat Cutlery - Flintlock Dining Utensils Dated From 1715 (PHOTOS)

    01/26/2013 7:26:55 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    A celebration of lethal flatware. A new set of deadly eating-irons added for your pleasure and delectation. The knife, fork and spoon shown in the picture all have built-in flintlock pistols. Note that the barrels point backwards, towards the user, so they're not designed for plugging your host if he makes impertinent remarks about your table manners. It is difficult to imagine a social gathering where it is appropriate to shoot off your own elbows. The fork follows the pattern of the time; it looks pretty lethal on its own account. These weapons carry the maker's mark F X RICHTER...