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  • Biden Calls For Ban On Magazines That Hold '100 Clips'

    11/11/2019 6:39:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    Blue Lives Matter (Defense Maven) ^ | November 11, 2019 | Holly Matkin
    Concord, NH – Presidential hopeful Joe Biden demonstrated his lack of basic firearms knowledge yet again on Friday, when he declared that citizens should not be able to possess “a magazine with 100 clips in it.” Biden’s latest baffling comment came during a campaign stop in New Hampshire. “I believe in the Second Amendment, but nobody says you can have a round – a magazine with 100 clips in it!” he told the cheering crowd. “100 b-bullets in it,” he stammered a second later, recognizing his mistake. Understanding basic firearms knowledge has been a struggle for Biden in the past....
  • FBI: Over 5 Times More Killed With Knives Than Rifles

    10/01/2019 4:55:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    FBI crime stats for 2018 show over five times as many people were killed with knives and/or other cutting instruments than were killed with rifles. The FBI data shows a total 1,515 deaths by knives and/or other cutting instruments vs. 297 deaths by rifle in 2018. This means the gap between murders with knives vs. murders with rifles has grown since 2017, for which FBI stats showed nearly four times as many stabbed to death as killed with rifles. The number of murders with a rifle hovered around 400 for the year 2017, then dropped to 297 in 2018. Ironically,...
  • How Accurate Are Today’s Rifles?

    07/17/2019 11:52:44 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    American Hunter ^ | 7/5/19 | Bryce M. Towsley
    How Accurate Are Today’s Rifles? by Bryce M. Towsley - Friday, July 5, 2019 More SUBSCRIBE The internet is one of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind. It allows us to share the knowledge of the world and to communicate throughout that world. It’s allowed life saving surgery to be performed in remote locations and has brought the truth of freedom to repressed countries. It probably is the single biggest technological and social advancement in the history of man.So why do so many of us use it to argue endlessly with people we don’t know? The internet has...
  • Assault rifles to be banned, says New Zealand Prime Minister.

    03/21/2019 4:33:50 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/21/19 | Sandi Sidhu and Helen Regan
    All military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines will be banned in New Zealand following the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday. "On 15 March our history changed forever. Now our laws will too. We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country a safer place," Ardern said at a press conference in the capital Wellington.
  • Army Serious About Fielding 6.8 Caliber Round

    10/30/2018 12:15:08 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 42 replies
    National Defense ^ | October 29, 2018 | Stew Magnuson
    “Right now, the feedback looks like we are going to a 6.8 caliber round,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said recently. The service has a list of its top six modernization priorities and “soldier lethality” is one of the items. The most high-profile program in that category is the squad automatic rifle. Army Secretary Mark Esper at the Association of the United States Army annual conference — while promising the service is speeding up the way it does acquisition — singled out the program as one that would see prototypes in the near future. “The bottom line is...
  • Police in Paraguay Discover Their Rifles Have Been Replaced With Toy Replicas

    08/28/2018 3:07:54 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | August 28, 2018 | Rhett Jones
    Last week, police officers in Paraguay found that at least 42 battle rifles had been stolen from their armory and replaced with toy replicas. It’s unclear if a flag with the word “BANG!” written on it popped out of the barrels. ABC Color first reported the discovery last Friday, saying officials were performing an inspection at the headquarters of the Department of Armaments and Munitions of the National Police when they found the toy rifles. More details emerged over the weekend when Paraguay’s Minister of the Interior Juan Ernesto Villamayor addressed the situation calling it, “a very serious criminal act.”...
  • Experts are still baffled by 132-year-old rifle found leaning against a tree in the Nevada

    07/20/2015 11:15:44 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/20/15 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    A 132-year-old rifle discovered on a remote rocky outcrop in the heart of the Grand Basin National Park in Nevada is still a mystery as researchers try to find more answers. The Winchester rifle, which was found unloaded in November, has been shipped to the Cody Firearms Museum in Wyoming where it is temporarily on display among 7,000 other guns. Museum workers said there are no records showing who owned the rifle and that its lifter was removed making it able to only fire a single shot at once, according to Fox News.
  • Mystery deepens: Who left 130-year-old rifle in NV desert?

    07/20/2015 11:02:11 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/18/15 | Matt Finn
    A 130-year-old rifle found in the Nevada desert last year is fully loaded with mystery—and some of the questions surrounding it might never be answered. The Winchester 1873 rifle was discovered in the Great Basin National Park leaning against a juniper tree in November. But the strange discovery has triggered more questions than answers.
  • 132-year-old rifle found leaning against tree in Nevada 'where it was left'

    01/16/2015 12:31:29 PM PST · by Phillyred · 57 replies
    It was a moment frozen in time – an 1873 Winchester repeating rifle propped up against the trunk of a juniper tree exactly where its owner had left it over a hundred years ago. Eva Jensen, an archaeologist out scouring the hillsides of Nevada’s arid Snake Mountains for Native American artefacts, let out an involuntary cry of surprise when she stumbled across the find, and then fell into silence. “I recognised it instantly, but it takes your brain a little while to catch up,” she told The Telegraph. “The reality of it, I let out an exclamation and the...
  • ICYMI: Boulder Just Banned Ownership of AR-15 Rifles

    06/05/2018 8:38:53 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4 Jun, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, this is no shocker. Bolstered by the Supreme Court’s inaction on answering the question concerning the constitutionality of assault weapons bans, slices of Blue America have taken it to its limits—and by limits I mean passing ordinances that are totally unconstitutional. In Deerfield, Illinois, the village has banned the ownership of AR-15 rifles and other firearms liberals find scary. Yet, it goes beyond that, because the definition of an assault weapon (yes, I know not a real term) is so broad. Essentially any firearm that uses a detachable magazine that holds more than ten rounds is a so-called assault...
  • Videos: How to Bumpfire Effectively without a Bumpfire Stock!

    03/07/2018 2:00:45 PM PST · by 2harddrive · 66 replies
    Vanity
    Videos: How to Bumpfire Effectively without a Bumpfire Stock! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIC8SMttjjo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9fD_BX-afo No need for a Bumpfire stock. Amazingly fun! Accuracy is naturally compromised, though. Short handgun cartridges have the highest cyclic rate, since less bolt travel is needed. Bumpfiring is 100% legal, and safe in a properly maintained modern sporting rifle. Some gun ranges do not like it, though, because they feel you don’t have adequate control of the firearm. I am sure that could well be the case of you bumpfired a cartridge anywhere from .308 NATO on up.
  • In pictures: US gun-blessing ceremony

    03/02/2018 5:42:47 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | February 28, 2018
    Hundreds of World Peace and Unification Sanctuary church members get their guns blessed in Pennsylvania. Hundreds of couples packed a World Peace and Unification Sanctuary church in Pennsylvania to bless their weapons on Wednesday The church believes the gun is the "rod of iron" cited in the Book of Revelation A woman wears a crown of bullets in the ceremony in the rural Pocono Mountains Guns were blessed with holy water during the event, scheduled before 17 people were shot dead in a Florida school The church believes the Florida shooting could have been avoided had teachers been armed Guns...
  • Local church to hold four-day celebration of assault rifles

    02/21/2018 6:39:35 AM PST · by RBW in PA · 14 replies
    Pike County Courier ^ | 20 February 2018 | Frances Ruth Harris
    NEWFOUNDLAND — A multi-day festival to celebrate assault rifles begins in Pike County just one week after one was used to gun down more than 30 people, 17 fatally, in a Parkland, Fla., school. In recent years, the famous Moon family has brought to Pike County both a company that sells assault rifles and a church that puts them at the center of religious observances. The church's pastor and his followers say their devotion to the AR-15, a weapon of war used again and again in the nation's worst mass shootings, is rooted in Christian love. They do not see...
  • California firearms manufacturer moving to Wyoming

    01/24/2018 12:02:00 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 48 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 01-23-18 | BOB MOEN
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Firearms manufacturer Weatherby Inc. is relocating its manufacturing operations and corporate headquarters from California to Wyoming, marking another catch by Wyoming of a company abandoning a state that isn’t as gun friendly. Weatherby’s move to Sheridan is expected to create 70 to 90 jobs and more than $5 million in annual payroll over the next five years.
  • Are Lever Guns for Cowboys of the Past?

    11/07/2017 6:52:15 AM PST · by w1n1 · 68 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/7/2017 | J Hines
    There was a time when we all thought repeaters were “out,” at least as far as hunting was concerned. Lever guns are for nostalgic geeks, right? Somewhat surprisingly, repeaters are experiencing a kind of renaissance. The truth is, even though bolt action and AR-platform rifles are most common in the deer woods, veteran hunters are increasingly switching to lever action, or back to lever action after a break from it. Newer hunters, too, are drawn to the cowboy style rifle, though not always for the same reasons. One reason is that they know the vast majority of deer are taken...
  • Australian Gun Culture Part 18: Queensland Cattle Station Shooter

    09/02/2017 1:10:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Queensland Cattle Station Shooter While attending the SSAA Shot Show in Brisbane, Australia, I met a shooter who related his experiences on a cattle station in northern Queensland.He did not wish to be identified, but his story was convincing. There was some documentation and corroboration. I will call him Jeff. About a decade ago, Jeff was involved in the development of a cattle station of over a hundred thousand acres, with thousands of cattle. In addition to the cattle, they grew crops. The station was remote.It was described as having considerable area where no European had ever been known...
  • AK-12 assault rifle passes field tests

    07/05/2017 12:48:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Jane's ^ | July 4, 2017 | Remigiusz Wilk
    The Kalashnikov Concern has reported that its 5.45 mm AK-12 assault rifle has passed all military field tests. The military field trials confirm that the weapon meets all the design and operational requirements of the Russian Armed Forces, according to the company.
  • The SKS Is the Cockroach of Weapons

    03/13/2017 6:14:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 12, 2017 | Robert Beckhusen
    The most iconic rifle of the 20th century is the AK-47. One of the most iconic rifles of World War II — granted, this is more debatable — is the Mosin-Nagant. Both were developed in Russia. The SKS, short for Self-Loading Carbine of the Simonov System, is the odd one out. Developed in the interim between the Mosin-Nagant and the AK-47, Sergei Simonov’s semi-automatic carbine had a mere 10-round internal box magazine, an improvement from the fundamentally 19th-century design of the five-round, bolt-action Mosin.
  • 4th Circuit Rules Common Rifles not Protected by Second Amendment

    03/01/2017 5:04:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies
    ammoland ^ | 26 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 21 February, 2017, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that common semi-automatic rifles are not protected by the Second Amendment of the Constitution. The ban includes semi-automatic rifles that can take detachable magazines and have two of these three features: folding stock, grenade/flare launcher, or flash hider.  There is a long list of existing models that are explicitly banned, including all AR15s and variants, and all AK47s and variants. The list of banned guns includes some firearms that are not semi-automatic, such as a version of the Mossberg 500 pump shotgun. The law also bans all detachable...
  • This foam stops bullets cold and pulverizes them to dust

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