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  • Man Tried to Rob Bookies with Cucumber Hidden in Sock ... Sentenced to 3 Years (U.K.)

    03/02/2014 9:04:43 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    NYDN ^ | March 2, 2014 | Lee Moran
    Man sentenced to 3 years for holding up bookies with cucumber hidden in sock Gary Rough claims he was 'only joking' when he tried to rob the Ladbrokes in Glasgow, England, with a cucumber hidden inside a sock, which he tried to play off as a sawed-off shotgun. Rough was given 40 months jail time for the incident. A British robber has been jailed for holding up bookies with a cucumber. Gary Rough, 28, stuffed the lengthy vegetable into a black sock to try and make it look like a sawed-off shotgun. He then demanded cash from terrified staff at...
  • MN:Ford Dealer: Shotguns with Pickup Purchase

    02/28/2014 2:47:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A Ford dealer, Muscatell Burns Ford, in Hawley, Minnesota, is offering a free shotgun with each new pickup truck it sells.    A shotgun costs a few hundred dollars and a pickup truck tens of thousands, so while a nice addition, it is not a big deal. It tells the customers that the dealership supports a constitutional republic, in a way that is willing to make national news and take a little heat from the "progressive" media.  This is a proven promotional idea that savvy dealerships have used a number of times to gain free publicity.  This promotion is scheduled...
  • Police identify shooter in Maryland mall shooting

    01/26/2014 7:02:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 96 replies
    newstimes ^ | Jan 26, 2014
    <p>COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Police have identified the shooter in the Maryland mall shooting as a 19-year-old teenager from College Park.</p> <p>Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon said Darion Marcus Aguilar arrived at the mall after 10 a.m. on Saturday and shot to death two people at a store on the upper level before killing himself.</p>
  • VA:Man pulls shotgun out on would-be car jackers

    01/21/2014 7:29:27 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    wtvr.com ^ | 11 January, 2014 | Rashard Rose, Sandra Jones and Emily Satchell
    HENRICO COUNTY, Va (WTVR) – A Henrico man fired his shotgun into the air Friday, defending himself from would-be carjackers, according to police. Police say the man met the two suspects when he went to the Staples Mill Townhomes complex along the 4100 block of Townhouse Road to look at a car he was interested in buying. Callan Hisle is a resident in the area, and he is surprised by the violence occurring in what is normally a quiet area. “That’s outrageous to be happening in Henrico,” Hisle said. ”This is a pretty…I mean there’s a lot of kids around...
  • Irresponsible Gun Owners of the Day: Austin Police Department Officers

    01/02/2014 9:22:12 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Jan 2, 2013 | Robert Farago
    Irresponsible Gun Owners of the Day: Austin Police Department Officers Shelly Holmstrom and Vincent Giles By Robert Farago on January 2, 2014 I love me some tactical shotguns. They’re as close to a one-stop shot as you can get in a firearm. They’re perfect for making solid objects disappear in an explosion of bits. Don’t try that at home. Or in a police patrol car. OK, Austin, Texas police officers Shelly Holmstrom and Vincent Giles didn’t try to blow the bejesus out of their squad cars with their department-issued scatterguns, but by God they managed it. The video above features...
  • Colorado School Shooter Appears to be Anti-Gun Socialist Based on Reports

    12/16/2013 7:16:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Guns Save Life.com ^ | Dec 14, 2013 | Dan Cannon
    Colorado School Shooter Appears to be Anti-Gun Socialist Based on Reports Karl Pierson is shown in a Facebook photo.The Denver Post appears to have published some interesting information about Karl Pierson, the 18 year old high school student suspected of shooting a classmate yesterday. According to the Post, it appears Pierson did not like Republicans and had strong opinions on several political social issues, Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing “you republicans are so cute” and posting an image that reads: “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun...
  • Washington man sticks with 'Joe Biden defense'

    11/20/2013 4:41:02 AM PST · by djf · 20 replies
    News Tribune ^ | News Tribune
    VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Washington state man who fired a shotgun in the air to scare off car prowlers has refused a plea deal and says he's sticking with what's become known as the "Joe Biden defense." Jeffrey C. Barton of Vancouver told The Columbian (http://bit.ly/1is4B7e ) he will not admit any wrongdoing for the incident last July because he was protecting his family, within his Second Amendment right, and following advice from the vice president. In response to a question about home defense, Biden told an interviewer in February Americans don't need semi-automatic weapons because a couple of blasts...
  • AZ: Another set of Dog Related Killings

    10/29/2013 9:52:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    This Ithaca pump shotgun is typical of the tens of millions used for home defense and hunting in the United States every year A troubled Phoenix man shot and killed a family of four on Saturday, the 26th of October, in a case that is reminiscent of the Peach House Gunfight of last year in Texas. That case also involved a disagreement about dogs.  A couple was killed, but a neighbor made a long range pistol shot that stopped the killer as he was firing at a police officer. In the Arizona case, the armed neighbor did not open his...
  • CA:Pit Bull Shot After Biting Child in San Bernardino

    10/16/2013 5:44:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    nbclosangeles.com ^ | 7 October, 2013 | Brandon Lowrey
    A pit bull attacked at least two children on a neighborhood street, wounding one, before someone fatally shot the dog Sunday afternoon, police said. The dog got loose in the 2400 block of North Genevieve Street (map) and began attacking people about 2:40 p.m., a San Bernardino police lieutenant told NBC4. The pit bull bit a child's thigh. Someone arrived with a gun and fatally shot the dog, the lieutenant said.
  • Women Share Stories of Empowerment from Armed Citizen Project Firearms Training

    09/29/2013 5:18:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 27 September, 2013 | Brandon Darby
    The Armed Citizen Project, a Houston-based nonprofit providing training and arms to women and others for personal empowerment and self-reliance, has provided arms training to 150 citizens as of this month, mostly women.  The group, headed by Kyle Coplen, has released a video showing their most recent training of 50 women and providing personal stories.
  • 12 people murdered with Joe Biden-inspired weapon. One killed with AR 15

    09/19/2013 8:56:37 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-19-13 | DrJohn
    Aaron Alexis seems to have listened to Joe Biden and taken his advice. Back in February Biden said: "You don't need an AR-15," he said. "Buy a shotgun! Buy a shotgun!" And that's what Aaron Alexis did. Back then Bided added: "I have two shotguns at home. No one is going to come and take my guns." Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHZ7zXLvOkYAaron Alexis did buy a shotgun- legally: Aaron Alexis legally purchased the shotgun he used to kill 12 people, the FBI said Tuesday. FBI Assistant Director Valerie Parlave also told reporters that Alexis only had the shotgun -- not an...
  • Navy Yard shooting highlights gun control's failure

    09/19/2013 7:20:59 AM PDT · by sdnet · 13 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-09-19 | Steve Adcock
    Armed with a Remington shotgun and two stolen handguns, suspected shooter Aaron Alexis unleashed a barrage of gunfire on innocent people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, prompting immediate and knee-jerk cries for gun control and “common sense” reforms to curb gun violence. But the details of this case prove once again the ineffectiveness of gun control. Wasting no time and taking full advantage of the emotional climate of yet another highly-publicized gun crime, Diane Feinstein asked “When will enough be enough?”, and accused Congress of “shirking its responsibility” of preventing gun violence. White House spokesman James Carney said...
  • Police identify intruder shot to death by a Northland homeowner

    09/08/2013 4:08:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | September 5, 2013 | CHRISTINE VENDEL and GLENN E. RICE
    Robinson allegedly stole three vehicles in a pre-dawn crime spree that ended with his death inside a residential garage in the 9000 block of North Garfield Avenue in Kansas City, North. He allegedly fought with the homeowner, who killed him with two shotgun blasts after Robinson stole keys and tried to drive off in the family’s vehicle. The homeowner’s wife held their child and hid in a closet while calling 911 after Robinson broke into their home, police said.
  • MO:Kansas City home owner shoots, kills intruder with shotgun

    09/05/2013 6:54:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    fox4kc.com ^ | 5 September,2013 | Staff
    Rheuan Creason was home alone when she heard the man rummaging through her garage. She quickly locked the door leading to the house but she says she wasn’t scared. She figured he just wanted her stuff. “And then he banged on the door trying to get it open and that’s when I decided I better get out,” she said. Creason says the man took a hammer, hatchet and BB gun along with her car. “At the time I didn’t know he was getting into other people houses and property,” she said. Police said when he left Creason’s, the suspect then...
  • old shotgun question (vanity)

    09/03/2013 10:42:57 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 65 replies
    me ^ | 9-3-13 | Turbozamboni
    old western arms (Ithica) sidebyside shotgun question: couldn't find any serial number or make/model. 20 gauge shells fit in it. any recommendations on lower power shells to start with ? if it works well and is reliable, will be looking to keep it bedside.
  • Hilarious Biden "Buy a Shotgun" video

    08/10/2013 9:06:31 PM PDT · by rlmorel · 16 replies
    Darren Criss (via YouTube) ^ | 8/5/2013 | Darren Criss
    This is brilliant. One of the best things like this I have ever seen.Joe Biden-"Fire two blasts" Video
  • GA:Man fires shot, scares away burglar

    07/23/2013 8:38:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    lagrangenews.com ^ | 19 July, 2013 | Asia Ashley
    A man scared of a burglar Saturday morning after he fired off a warning shot. A police report says that an officer was responding to the 900 block of Washington Street at about 3:53 a.m. Saturday for a residential alarm call when he learned that a gun shot had been fired from the residence. Officers arrived at the location where the owner and neighbor of the location was carrying a 12 gauge shotgun. The man told police that when he learned of the alarm going off next door at the area in which he used for storage, he grabbed his...
  • 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...
  • TX:Homeowner opens fire on suspects running from police in southwest Houston

    07/12/2013 4:31:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    khou.com ^ | 10 July, 2013 | Staff
    It was just after 4.a.m. when officers spotted a speeding pick-up they suspected may have been stolen. They attempted to pull it over and four men jumped out. Officers started chasing the suspects on foot in a neighborhood near W. Orem Drive and Buffalo Speedway. Police say the men tried to break into a woman’s home and tried to shoot one of her dogs. The dog wasn’t hurt. The suspects then ran through several neighbor’s yards until one of the homeowners took out his shotgun. "I aimed at one coming that way, and then one coming the other way. I don’t know if...
  • NC:Four arrested, fifth suspect shot after home invasion in Wilmington

    07/03/2013 3:10:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Four suspects are in jail and a fifth is in the hospital after a home invasion overnight in Wilmington. Police have arrested: Angel Domonique Myers, 18, Jay Jawan Cromartie, 23, Jamaar Tyree Walker, 19, and Michael Alexander Betrand 20. Police also have warrants for the fifth suspect Jamar Hakeen Gordon, 27, of Leland. Gordon was wounded during the invasion and is now hospitalized. The suspects face multiple charges, including first degree burglary, attempted armed robbery, second degree kidnapping, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and one charge of firearm by a felon. Police say the suspects broke...
  • 4 shot at N.C. law firm, Wal-Mart; suspect caught

    06/22/2013 5:35:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/21/2013 | unknown
    A man armed with a shotgun shot one person outside a North Carolina law firm Friday before darting across a busy street and wounding three others outside a Wal-Mart before officers subdued him, police said.
  • WA:Homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint for deputies

    06/21/2013 4:12:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    spokanevalley.kxly.com ^ | 18 June 2013 | Staff
    A would-be burglar was stopped in his tracks by a Spokane Valley homeowner armed with a 12-gauge shotgun who said he's had enough with thieves on his property. Homeowner Chris Malloy saw a man walk behind his shed around 9:15 Tuesday morning in the 13600 block of E. 20th. It's the third time something like this has happened to him in three months and he's sick of it. "I was in the house, walked past one of the bedroom windows and just saw him walking across the golf course, the yard, then I knew something was not right," Malloy said....
  • Dude Disarms Guy Pointing Shotgun at his Face (35-second video)

    05/02/2013 10:55:53 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 4/29/13
    Dude Disarms Guy Pointing Shotgun at his Face ****************************************************************************** ..For those who call fake.. http://www.wwltv.com/news/crime ****************************************************************************** NEW ORLEANS POLICE) – Detectives are asking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for an attempted armed robbery which occurred this past Saturday, around 5:05AM, 1900 block of Burgundy Street. On Saturday, 4/27/13 at or about 5:05AM, the victim was walking in the 1900 block of Burgundy when he was approached by an unknown black male. The subject pointed a shotgun at the victim’s face and stated give me your money. The victim disarmed the gunman and then chased him. Moments later...
  • Amazing Video: Would-be victim snatches gun away from robber, turns it on him

    05/01/2013 3:08:11 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    www.guns.com ^ | april 30, 2013 | Chris Mandia
    A shotgun wielding robber was thoroughly humiliated Saturday when his intended victim promptly disarmed him and gave chase. The would-be robber approached his mark in the early morning hours along a deserted street in New Orleans, Louisiana. The suspect quickly shoved a shotgun into the victim’s face and demanded cash, police said. But in a daring maneuver, the victim disarmed the gunman and pursued him as he fled the scene. Moments later, the victim was approached by a sedan — whose driver audaciously asked for his gun back. Instead, the victim smashed out the vehicle’s rear windshield — causing the...
  • Bill Clinton: “You’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon. Trust me.”

    04/30/2013 7:13:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/30/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Been getting our self-defense and firearm-selection advice from our esteemed vice president, have we? Or, would that be just our talking points? Via the Washington Examiner:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO If you live in a city and you think you need protection of your home, you’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon,” Clinton added. “Trust me. It’s not even close. Groan. For the umpteenth time — yes, a shotgun is a very solid choice for in-home self-defense, but for goodness’ sake, stop trying to discount AR-15s and their ilk as an defense option because of...
  • Man grabs shotgun from would-be robber in Marigny: Watch video

    04/30/2013 6:49:54 AM PDT · by BBell · 25 replies
    http://www.nola.com ^ | April 30, 2013 | Stephen Babcock
    A man thwarted an armed robbery early Saturday morning when he disarmed his assailant of a shotgun, then broke the windshield of his assailant's car, according to New Orleans police.About 5:05 a.m., the man was walking in the 1900 block of Burgundy Street when he was approached from behind by a man wielding a shotgun. The gunman pointed the weapon at the man's face and ordered him to turn over his money. Video released by police shows the man pausing for a moment, then quickly disarming the gunman and chasing him down the street.Moments later, the man was approached by...
  • Man turns tables on shotgun-wielding attacker

    04/30/2013 11:12:07 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 30, 2013 | Mike Krumboltz
    A man being robbed at gunpoint at 5 a.m. Saturday morning in New Orleans turned the tables on his attacker when he managed to grab the shotgun, causing the attacker to flee. The confrontation was captured by surveillance footage from a nearby security camera. According to WWL.com, the victim-turned-vigilante wasn't done yet.
  • Biden: If you use an AR-15 for home protection, you can kill your kids

    04/11/2013 5:38:56 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 129 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/11/13 | Charlie Spiering
    “You know, they make fun of my saying about use a shotgun. . . "
  • Texas Organization To Give Away Shotguns In Indianapolis

    04/05/2013 8:27:56 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 13 replies
    Indiana Public Media ^ | April 4, 2013 | Network Indiana
    A group in Texas is giving away free shotguns to residents and they will soon be coming to Indianapolis to do the same. Justin Dupuy with the Armed Citizen Project says they are offering free shotguns to residents in high-crime areas. “There‘s people in their homes that are scared to walk from their car to their house for fear someone‘s going to stick ‘em up and we‘d like that to change,” Dupuy says. “We‘d like someone to be there and empower them with a weapon. Those who want a shotgun must submit to a background check and must go through...
  • Clear Your Airspace with Uranium-Filled, HP Anti-Drone Shotgun Shells!

    04/05/2013 2:52:30 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 April 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Converts any 12-gauge shotgun into an anti-aircraft platform with  1 km vertical range instantly... I honestly haven't done much research on the legalities involved here, but if somebody's bound-and-determined to nip unwarranted snooping/amateur peeping toms in the bud, the ammo's already commercially available- and with specially-formulated propellant and depleted uranium buckshot, no less:  Big Brother is watching, and with modern technology, if Big Brother can see it, he can turn it into a giant smoking crater with just the press of a button. Even your secret remote wilderness bunker is no match for today’s military drones. In partnership with Tacnition Ammo, Lucky...
  • Tim Ralston Reveals The X Caliber Shotgun Gauge Adapter

    03/28/2013 2:35:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/28/13 | GEARUPCHANNELGEARUPCHANNEL
    Tim Ralston, Survival Expert Founder of Gear Up and International Spokesman for NatGeo's Doomsday Preppers, reveals the ultimate survival rifle system...the X-Caliber. WHAT IS X CALIBER?: X Caliber is the most versatile Gauge Adapter system in the world. It allows you to shoot 11 different caliber rounds from one shooting platform: a single-shot 12 gauge shotgun. Each X Caliber adapter is made from 7 inches of 4140 chromoly steel. Each adapter is also rifled to increase accuracy. WHAT GAUGES X CALIBER FIRES: The calibers of ammunition that the X Caliber can fire include: .22LR / 38 special / .357 /...
  • Isle of Wight County store clerk grabs robber's shotgun

    03/28/2013 5:02:14 AM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | March 28, 2013 | Cindy Clayton
    A clerk grabbed a robber’s shotgun during a struggle Wednesday night and the robber fled without getting any cash. Shortly after 8:30 p.m., a man walked into the Rushmere Food Mart at 4761 Old Stage Hwy. and pointed the shotgun at the clerk, who grabbed it, according to a news release from the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office. The clerk gained control of the shotgun during the struggle and the robber fled the store. No one was hurt. The gunman’s description was vague, but the release said he has a medium build and wore a black sweatshirt with a...
  • The Awesome Adapter for Your 12-Gauge Shotgun That Turns It Into an ‘Ultimate Survival Rifle’

    03/27/2013 3:56:33 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 31 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | Liz Klimas
    In an extreme survival situation where the appropriate amount of ammunition for the type of firearm you’re carrying can’t necessarily be guaranteed, what would you do? Carry multiple types of firearms to increase your chances of coming across ammo you can use? You could do that, or you could have an adapter system that comes in a handy pouch that allows one 12-gauge shotgun to take 11 different types of ammunition. The creator of Gear Up’s X Caliber Shotgun Gauge Adapter System, Tim Ralston, told TheBlaze it’s like carrying 11 guns in one.
  • AMAZING WIENER Shotgun Load! (Video)

    03/06/2013 1:21:16 PM PST · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 1-16-2013 | taofledermaus
    For this experiment, we froze Vienna Sausages using dry ice to see if we could shoot them from a shotgun. Using Federal Multipurpose (birdshot) loads, we cut off the crimps, and inserted the frozen wieners in the shell, starting out with small pieces and ending up shooting the whole thing. The results are unexpected and scary.
  • "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...
  • More bad firearm advice from Joe Biden – Shoot through a door

    02/28/2013 8:27:54 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    Radioviceonline ^ | Feb 28, 2013 | Steve McGough
    More bad firearm advice from Joe Biden – Shoot through a door Posted by Steve McGough on February 28, 2013 Actually, this could be criminal. If someone told you it was perfectly acceptable to fire a round through a door at a target you had not identified, how do you think that would go over? More Vice President Joe Biden advice on self-defense strategies. First it was warning shots for the heck of it, and now we have the guy suggesting this? While on the discussion of modern sport rifles… F&S: What about the other uses, for self-defense and target...
  • Biden: 'Just Fire the Shotgun Through the Door'

    02/27/2013 6:41:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/27/13 | staff
    Vice President Joe Biden’s fondness for his shotguns has been documented by the Washington Free Beacon, and he continued to promote the use of these dangerous weapons in an interview with the outdoor website, Field and Stream. F&S: What about the other uses, for self-defense and target practice? BIDEN: Well, the way in which we measure it is—I think most scholars would say—is that as long as you have a weapon sufficient to be able to provide your self-defense. I did one of these town-hall meetings on the Internet and one guy said, “Well, what happens when the end days...
  • Buy a Shotgun Joe Biden Lying AR-15

    02/26/2013 9:58:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/20/13 | aTypicalWhitePersona
    Joe Biden lying about the AR-15
  • Jolted Joe - Biden's Bad Shotgun Blast

    02/25/2013 10:33:55 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 9 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 2/25/13 | Guy Smith
    Who knew that Joe Biden was divinely omniscient on tactical weaponry? This is indeed a Gawd send. For millions of years bad actors have been stalking good folks, and good folks have devised numerous tools with which to defend themselves. In just the field of firearms dozens of categories exist, offering a bewildering choice to people needing to forestall beatings, rapes, riots and hot home invasions in settings rural, urban, suburban and hellish (e.g. Chicago). And yet Old Joe has triangulated all scenarios and concluded that everyone can defend themselves with a single firearm and tactic. “Get a double barreled...
  • 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
  • Seven Reasons Why it's a Photo-opp (Skeet-Gate)

    02/02/2013 11:21:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 127 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/2/13 | Michael Harlin
    I'm sure we've all seen by now the "photo op" of President Obama shooting skeet. If he's shooting skeet then I'm Daffy Duck. Skeet [clay disks of bright colors] are thrown by a machine from two towers erected to the right and left of the shooter. (There are other set ups like ones used for "sporting clays" but that isn't represented in the White House photo release.) Usually, the skeet is thrown about ten or more feet above the ground. The shooters are arranged in a semi-circle at various stations around the semi-circle. The "group" of shooters lines up at...
  • 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
  • W.H. Releases Photo of Obama Shooting a Gun

    02/02/2013 8:09:57 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 156 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 2, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    This morning, the White House released a photo of President Obama shooting a gun: http://www.weeklystandard.com/sites/all/files/images/8436110735_5ec05750a2_b.preview.jpg "President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)," the caption reads.
  • Attn: FReeper Shooters - Help me buy or build a tactical shotgun (Vanity)

    01/27/2013 7:05:07 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 67 replies
    January 27, 2013 | ConservativeInPA
    I have been surfing the web looking at tactical shotguns. I really don't care for the term "tactical", but what I am looking for is certainly not a bird gun. Here are my requirements: 1. Barrel Type: A breacher barrel. Does anyone have experience with a breacher choke tube? Do they work? How much to they extend the length of the gun? 2. Barrel Length: Shorter is better to me as maneuverability is important. 3. Stock/Overall gun length: What are the pro/cons of pistol grip, traditional stock and folding stock? I want something very sturdy, as a primary requirement is...
  • FBI Crime Stats: You are more likely to be killed by hands and feet than by a shotgun or rifle

    11/28/2012 6:48:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 27 October, 2012 | Mike Piccione
    The FBI has released their 2007-2011 “Murder Victims by Weapon” report. The results are contradictory to anti-gun industry claims that relaxing the ban on assault weapons will cause more crime. The report indicates you are more likely to be killed by hands or feet than by a rifle or shotgun. Since 2007 there has been a 16.2% decline in murders committed with personal weapons which are defined as “hands, fists, feet etc.” The number of murders of this type in 2011 totaled 728. While gun ownership has dramatically increased since 2007, murders for both the shotgun and rifle categories have...
  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Helping Sarah McKinley(18 year old mother who shot intruder)

    09/21/2012 10:15:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    GunsSaveLife ^ | February 2012 | John Boch
    From the February 2012 issue of GunNews (Guns Save Life) - At the January meeting, GSL President John Boch brought up the story from New Year’s Eve of Sarah McKinley from Blanchard, OK. This 18-year-old mother lost her husband to cancer on Christmas Day 2011 and less than a week later, two opportunistic, armed thugs try to break into her home, probably to rape her. She barricaded her front door with her couch, then got her shotgun, her baby and her phone and retreated to the back of the residence. For twenty-one minutes she waited for police to arrive as...
  • Two shots scare away would-be thieves

    09/17/2012 8:32:25 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 8 replies
    Fiji Times ^ | 17 Sept 2012 | Nasik Swami
    THE police are investigating an attempted break-in where the homeowner discharged his weapon. Police have confirmed a 12-gauge shotgun was used to scare the two masked men away after they tried to break into a house at Lobau settlement in Nausori early yesterday morning. However, director operations Senior Superintendent Rusiate Tudravu said he could not confirm at this stage whether or not shots fired hit one of the intruders because they had yet to receive a report to this effect. "The home owner has been interviewed by the officers at Nausori Police Station and the gun has been taken in...
  • Attorney Chip Venie Wins Two More Jury Trials: One Aggravated Battery (Clovis NM)

    09/17/2012 7:57:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    prweb.com ^ | 17 September, 2012 | NA
    ALBUQUERQUE- David Chipman “Chip” Venie, one of the best criminal defense attorneys in New Mexico, won two more major cases at trial recently: one aggravated DWI and one aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Criminal defense attorney Chip Venie was able to improve his overall trial record to an astounding 49-6 (16-1 in New Mexico). State v. Holt, D-905-CR-2011- 00640, was an aggravated battery with a deadly weapon case in Clovis, New Mexico at the District Court at 701 N. Main Street, before Judge Ted Hartley. The defendant, R. Holt, was accused of bashing a man’s head in with a...
  • It's real and FPSRussia's got one, the SRM-1216 16-shot automatic shotgun (VIDEO)

    09/15/2012 9:07:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    guns.com ^ | 14 September, 2012 | Max Slowik
    The SRM shotguns, unveiled just earlier this year and designed at the request of the U.S. Marine Corps, are now in stores—these 16-shot 12-gauge semi-automatic bullpup shotguns aren't unicorns. They're expensive, they're high-capacity, and naturally, FPSRussia's got his mitts on one. Don't worry, something's about to explode. We only have one gripe, well, two, first that fake accent is getting a little long in the tooth, and secondly, we do not think it's a smart or safe idea to mix self-defense and less-than-lethal ammunition in the same magazine, that's asking for a lot of trouble. In fact, many law enforcement...
  • New Ammo: Colored and Glowing Shotgun Pellets from Spectra Shot

    08/30/2012 7:05:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    fieldandstream.com ^ | 29 August, 2012 | Phil Bourjaily
    Tired of claimers taking your birds? Spectra Shot was invented specifically to settle duck hunting arguments. The shells contain colored pellets so you can determine, via autopsy, who shot that banded bird.* If waterfowl hunting is a team sport for you, as it is for a lot of people, you might be interested in colored pellets. Spectra Shot was patented by Joe Authement, a duck hunter in Louisiana. As a kid of 10 or 11, he went along on duck hunts and never got credit for birds he was sure he shot. As an adult, a run-in with a claimer...