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  • Updated privately owned firearms policy in effect(DoD New Policy)

    07/10/2020 5:58:48 AM PDT · by devane617 · 24 replies
    Tyndall Air Force Base ^ | 0710/2020 | enior Airman Cheyenne Larkin, 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
    “This new policy does not allow…privately owned firearms onto the installation for the purpose of concealed carry,” Wright continued. “It cannot be stored in your vehicle.” The POF may only be transported to an individual’s residence to store if residing in Privatized Housing or Fam Camp. Those residing in the dormitories or billeting may transport on base to store the POF in the 325th SFS Armory.
  • Buy Guns and Ammo

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

    07/06/2020 5:24:11 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 1 replies
    Freedom's Lodge ^ | 2020-07-03 | Ima Nidiot
    But what about BWANIIs?Ima is a gun-grabbing guest contributor to Freedom’s Lodge, and a friend of our regular columnist Trace Munson. She occasionally gives us insight from the anti-gun side of the aisle, in an effort to help bring us all together (and maybe have a laugh or two). It’s recently come to my attention that there are people out there who call me and folks like me “gun grabbers.” The sheer unmitigated gall of them to act as if I want to take their guns away—that’s just asinine, and I’m even more offended than usual! All I’m asking for...
  • Why You Have a Constitutional Right to a High Capacity Magazine

    07/03/2020 9:29:48 AM PDT · by upchuck · 41 replies
    American Greatness ^ | July 2, 2020 | Adam Mill
    With no police or security within sight, Mark and Patricia McCloskey stood with their backs to their house wielding a small pistol and an AR-15. The “peaceful protest” featured a screaming scrum of hundreds smashing down the gate to a privately-owned neighborhood as they poured onto the privately-owned street just a few feet from the McCloskey residence. Considering the many buildings the mobs in recent weeks have burned, the victims they have assaulted, and the neighborhoods they have destroyed, the McCloskeys determined to remain physically safe, if terrorized. The mob screamed at and taunted the McCloskeys. But it dared not...
  • America's M2 Carbine: The Rifle That Made the U.S. Military Great on the Battlefield

    07/01/2020 7:41:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    National Interest ^ | June 30, 2020 | Sebastien Roblin
    Here's What You Need To Remember: The M2 simply does not fit neatly into modern weapon classifications, save perhaps as a personal defense weapon. However, it was indisputably the U.S. military’s first portable long-arm automatic weapon to see wide-scale use. It reflected a growing recognition that infantry engagements typically occurred at shorter ranges, and that sheer portability could be a kind of force multiplier, while also demonstrating the shortcomings of using lower-powered cartridges and trusting inexperienced soldiers to refrain from blazing away with automatic fire at distant targets.
  • Purchase of AR-15 - What and Where Recommendations? (Vanity)

    06/30/2020 8:18:11 AM PDT · by KevinB · 153 replies
    Self | 06/30/20 | Me
    Looking for recommendations from the knowledgeable folks on this board on what would be a good AR-15 to purchase and where would be a good place to purchase it. (Asking for a friend.) Thanks in advance.
  • NRA has shed 200 staffers this year as group faces financial crisis

    06/29/2020 9:17:37 PM PDT · by upchuck · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 29, 2020 | Peter Stone
    After spending over $30m to help elect Donald Trump in 2016, the National Rifle Association faces a deepening financial crisis with over 200 staff layoffs and furloughs in 2020, according to three NRA sources, gun analysts and documents. The situation is likely to hinder efforts by the gun rights group to help Trump and other Republicans win in November’s election. The 200-plus layoffs and furloughs, which have not previously been reported and were mainly at NRA headquarters in Virginia, were spurred by declines in revenues and fundraising, heavy legal spending, political infighting, and charges of insider self-dealing under scrutiny by...
  • St. Louis Homeowner Speaks Out 'The Only Thing That Stopped the Mob Was my Rifle'

    06/29/2020 9:10:27 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 77 replies
    TGP ^ | June 29, 2020
    Mr. McCloskey explained during his on-camera interview on Monday that he announced to the Marxist mob that they were on private property and that’s when they became enraged. “Somebody forced the gate, and I stood up and announced that this is private property. Go back. I can’t remember in detail anymore. I went inside, I got a rifle. And when they … because as soon as I said this is private property, those words enraged the crowd,” he said. McClosky said one of the militants pulled out a loaded pistol magazine and clicked them together and said ‘you’re next.’ “We...
  • Check Out The Best 5 Handguns Currently On Planet Earth

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

    06/02/2020 2:38:27 PM PDT · by MrChips · 120 replies
    June 2, 2020 | Mr. Chips
    I do own a gun, but it doesn’t get much use, and I am not up to speed on what the law allows. Here’s my question: Am I right to conclude that the right to shoot someone attacking you or your property depends on the state in which you live? For example, I have heard that in North Carolina, where I have friends who carry, an intruder must be inside the door of your home for you to have the right to shoot him; if he is taking an ax to your front door but he’s not inside your home,...
  • After a Vote to Cancel the Cops, Minneapolis Sees Its First Mass Shooting(what now??)

    06/22/2020 5:57:14 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 40 replies
    RedSate ^ | June 21, 2020 | Alex Parker
    Maybe sometimes having police is better. In Minneapolis — where law enforcement as we know it may be on its way out — a mass shooting occurred Saturday night. As reported by CNN, the melee — which took place on Hennepin Avenue South — saw 12 people shot. One has died, while the others have non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. The motive remains unclear, and no arrests have yet been made. Arrests may be part of the Old World, anyway — as I covered previously, on June 12th, the Minneapolis City Council made the announcement that cops were canceled. The...
  • LA Times Editorial Board: Surge in Gun Sales Is ‘Madness’

    06/17/2020 10:40:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 89 replies ^ | 6/17/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    The Los Angeles Times editorial board suggests the current surge in gun sales is “madness.” It delivered this observation after describing month after month of record breaking firearm background checks during coronavirus shutdowns. They noted: Since the start of the pandemic, Americans are buying more guns. The FBI says it conducted a record 3.7 million background checks for would-be gun buyers, a loose proxy for firearm sales, in March as lockdown orders spread across the nation. In April the checks dropped to 2.9 million but rebounded to 3.1 million in May. The monthly average for 2019 — itself a record...
  • Report: 1,797,910 Firearms Sold in April 2020, a 71.3% Increase Over April 2019

    06/16/2020 4:39:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies ^ | May 20, 2020 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews) -- A report by Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF) estimates that in April 2020 there were 1,797,910 gun sales, an increase of 71.3% over the April 2019 sales. As the SAAF estimated, "April 2020 U.S. firearms unit sales [were] at 1,797,910 units, a year-over-year increase of 71.3% from April 2019. Likely single handgun sales (1,085,046) increased year-over-year by 83.1% whereas single long-gun sales (560,353) increased year-over-year by 51.7%." "All other likely background check-related sales (152,512) increased year-over-year by 74.6%," said the SAAF. "This includes so-called 'multiple' sales where the allocation between handguns and long-guns cannot be determined from...
  • A Champion Of Our Rights Has Passed (Gun Rights Pioneer)

    06/14/2020 8:28:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies ^ | June 14, 2020 | Massad Ayoob
    I was deeply saddened to learn from Alan Gottlieb that Joe Tartaro passed away this week. I consider Joe the Grand Old Man of the gun owners’ civil rights movement. He was pushing 90 and still amazingly active. The longtime president of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), which he had helped to foster with Alan, Joe was also one of the prime movers of the Cincinnati Revolt in 1977. That was the profound sea change in which Joe and other activists turned the National Rifle Association from a group of hunters and target shooters into the gun rights activism powerhouse...
  • Donald Trump Jr. says Dems calling for police to be defunded should first call for security details to be cut

    06/09/2020 1:05:16 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 08 2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    Donald Trump Jr. on Monday called out Democrats looking to defund police departments in the wake of George Floyd protests should start by cutting their own security detail. Trump said that the entire country has called for the end of police brutality but said calls to cut funding for police departments would do little to stop abuses and would make the most vulnerable communities more vulnerable. “Will those same anti-cop Dems call for their security details to be cut?” Trump asked.
  • Just Like That, Gun Control Support and COVID-19 Died This Week

    06/07/2020 8:15:06 AM PDT · by upchuck · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 7, 2020 | Clarice Feldman
    After watching hundreds (including Michigan Governor Whitmer and other political figures who placed the rest of us in lockdowns) marching, screaming shouting -- without social distancing and often without masks -- it’s going to be hard to persuade us that even normal social contact will infect us and those around us with COVID-19. After watching the police hamstrung by these same politicians as their cities were looted and burned and they and civilians were severely injured and killed, gun sales are soaring. Without law and order it’s each man for himself. With our biggest cities boarded up and devastated, flight...
  • SIG Sauer to shutter German weapons factory

    06/04/2020 10:02:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.04.2020 | ipj/rt (dpa, KNA)
    SIG Sauer, long the target of disarmament campaigners in Germany, announced Thursday it intended by year’s end to close its factory at Eckernförde near Kiel, capital of Germany’s northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein. It blamed “locational handicaps” hindering its diverse pistol and sports guns sales, claiming a “few other local producers” were preferred in government purchases for Germany’s police forces and Bundeswehr military. Public broadcaster NDR quoted manager Tim Castagne as saying the workers’ council at the Eckernförde site, established in 1951, had been briefed about some 125 job losses as well plans to fulfil purchase orders. ”Due to its international...
  • What a difference a day makes

    06/04/2020 9:10:17 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 4, 2020 | Myself
    Saturday, was a great day. With friends and family we celebrated my wife’s birthday. it was a delight to be amongst loved ones after 10 weeks of isolation. On Sunday, my wife and I were standing in line at a local gun shop to buy our first gun. What a difference a day makes. I never have been anti-gun. Dad owned a British Enfield, my brother and I tagged along when he went shooting. I had also kept a Browning Superposed for many years for a friend, who lost his way. It was a pleasure to return his father’s gun...
  • Gun-toting members of the Boogaloo movement are showing up at protests

    06/04/2020 5:14:04 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 83 replies
    CNN-LOL ^ | 4 June 2020 | Robert Kuznia, Drew Griffin and Curt Devine
    Benjamin Ryan Teeter was at his home in Hampstead, N.C., when the call to action came. It was an alert from the heart of the raging protests in Minneapolis, posted on an online forum by a fellow member of the Boogaloo movement, a loosely knit group of heavily armed, anti-government extremists. The "alert" was from a man who had a run-in with the Minneapolis police while on the frontline of the police-brutality protests set off by the death of George Floyd. "He caught mace to the face," said Teeter, and "put out a national notice to our network." After Teeter...
  • Armed ‘Patriots’ patrol Coeur d’Alene (Idaho)

    06/02/2020 11:32:32 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 54 replies
    Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | June 2, 2020 | Bill Buley
    Reports and rumors that groups bent on rioting and violence in Coeur d’Alene brought out men and women with guns on Monday determined to stop them if they arrive. Dan Carson was patrolling Sherman Avenue with an AR-12 automatic 12-gauge across his chest, an AR-15 strapped to his back, two 9mm handguns holstered and a .38 special, too. “I heard there are some people on the way who shouldn’t be here,” he said early Monday evening. Those people, he said, were Antifa and Proud Boys, militant far-left and far-right groups. Carson said he was in Spokane Sunday night helping protect...