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  • A Better 9mm? Federal Introduces the 30 Super Carry Self Defense Handgun Cartridge

    01/16/2022 1:02:13 PM PST · by rellimpank · 101 replies
    Field and Stream ^ | 16 jan 2022 | Richard Mann
    Federal has introduced a new cartridge that has been specifically designed for those who carry a concealed pistol for personal protection. They’re calling it the 30 Super Carry. From an external and terminal ballistics standpoint, the 30 Super Carry will run right with the 9mm, but offers some advantages. It generates between 10 and 20 percent less recoil, for one thing. And maybe more importantly, given magazines of the same size, it offers a higher capacity than the .380 Auto or 9mm Luger. How did Federal achieve this? They borrowed from what they learned in 2008 while developing the .327...
  • Exclusive: Smart guns finally arriving in U.S., seeking to shake up firearms market

    01/11/2022 7:47:12 AM PST · by PROCON · 72 replies
    reuters ^ | Jan. 11, 2022 | Daniel Trotta
    Rob Regent of SGW Designworks breaks down the inner working of the 9mm smart gun, which works only for the designated user, during a presentation for shareholders and potential investors in Boise, Idaho, U.S. January 7, 2022. REUTERS/Brian LosnessJan 11 (Reuters) - Personalized smart guns, which can be fired only by verified users, may finally become available to U.S. consumers after two decades of questions about reliability and concerns they will usher in a new wave of government regulation.Four-year-old LodeStar Works on Friday unveiled its 9mm smart handgun for shareholders and investors in Boise, Idaho. And a Kansas company, SmartGunz...
  • Op-ed: Sen. Dick Durbin: Federal law is the missing link in solving Chicago’s gun violence

    01/08/2022 1:30:20 PM PST · by rellimpank · 54 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8 jan 2022 | dick durbin
    --(snip)-- "The tsunami of illicit firearms in Chicago and across America includes too many guns bought from gun dealers in straw purchases. Felons who cannot pass background checks use others with clean records to make these straw purchases. This is the deception reportedly used to buy the gun that killed Officer Ella French. It’s time to prosecute this reckless conduct aggressively. A bipartisan bill I have introduced will move straw purchases from a paperwork offense to a serious federal crime. Second, the outrageous stories of carjacking across the region demand an intervention. I join Sheriff Tom Dart in appealing to...
  • 9 States With Official Firearms

    12/30/2021 4:05:12 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 33 replies
    NRA Women ^ | September 9, 2021 | NRA WOMEN STAFF
    From "The Best of 2021" Utah’s state flower is the Sego lily; the state animal is the Rocky Mountain Elk, and "Utah ... This Is the Place" is the state song. However, did you know that it also has a state gun? In fact, nine states have official firearms that represent their home of the free! Alaska: Pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 Rifle Considered the “rifleman’s rifle,” women and men of the Alaskan bush carried the Model 70 through untamed wilderness and used it to establish themselves from the 30s through the 60s. Governor Sean Parnell signed Senate Bill No. 175...
  • Britain’s Crossbow Rules in the Cross Hairs After Windsor Castle Brea

    12/28/2021 10:38:10 AM PST · by rellimpank · 48 replies
    NYT ^ | 28 dec 2021 | Isabella Kwai
    LONDON — Regulations governing crossbows in Britain are receiving renewed attention after a man was apprehended with one on the grounds of Windsor Castle, where members of the royal family had gathered for the Christmas holiday. “We are considering options to strengthen controls on crossbows,” a spokesman for Britain’s Home Office said in a statement Tuesday, as part of a continuing review of rules on lethal weapons ordered this year by Priti Patel, the home secretary. The renewed scrutiny comes days after an intruder breached the castle grounds on Christmas morning. A 19-year-old man was arrested “on suspicion of breach...
  • Constitutional Carry efforts get a boost in Georgia

    12/23/2021 5:23:51 AM PST · by CFW · 15 replies
    BearingArms ^ | 12/22/2021 | Cam Edwards
    The Republican gubernatorial primary in Georgia is already proving to be bitterly divisive, but the two candidates are on the same page when it comes to at least one issue: Constitutional Carry. Both incumbent governor Brian Kemp and his Trump-approved challenger David Perdue say they support the idea, which could dramatically improve the odds of success when the 2022 legislative session kicks off in early January.
  • How Colt Became America's Chosen Firearm (GUN THREAD!)

    12/18/2021 7:20:28 PM PST · by max americana · 47 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/18/2021 | Timeline-War Factories
    "Sam Colt invented the mass production line, NOT Henry Ford" "Coltsville was the first tech campus to what Google and Apple campuses are today" "Sam Colt sold laughing gas to pay a gunsmith"
  • Ohio Senate approves ending conceal carry permit requirement

    12/15/2021 2:40:59 PM PST · by Daffynition · 34 replies
    Fox8 ^ | Dec 15, 2021 | AP
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate has approved a bill that eliminates the requirement for a concealed weapons permit. The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. Terry Johnson, a Republican from southern Ohio’s Scioto County, would also end the requirement that individuals inform police officers that they’re carrying a concealed weapon.
  • Editorial: Newsom's Texas-style gun ploy is an emotionally satisfying, and very bad, idea

    12/15/2021 1:48:37 PM PST · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | 15 dec 2021
    Perhaps Gov. Gavin Newsom was only joking on Saturday when he called for a Texas-style law that would prod Californians to sue one another over guns, just as SB 8 incentivizes Texans to seek bounties to block abortions. Maybe he was speaking only out of frustration, or maybe he just wanted to buck up fellow blue-staters who are rightly appalled that the U.S. Supreme Court didn’t strike down the Texas law last week and instead appears headed toward embracing further constraints on women’s control of their bodies while loosening restrictions on the ability to carry and use dangerous weapons. (snip)...
  • NBC crew robbed in Oakland

    12/13/2021 3:45:27 PM PST · by george76 · 56 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 13, 2021
    An NBC Sports crew working on assignment in Oakland, Calif., was robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning.. and the robbers got away with a camera from the crew's vehicle. .... This robbery is reportedly the third involving news organizations in Oakland within 2 1/2 weeks' time. On Dec. 3, a San Francisco Chronicle photographer was held up in an armed robbery, and before that a security guard for local news station KRON-TV was shot and killed during an attempted robbery ... "We in Oakland believe in a comprehensive and effective approach to ending gun violence," Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (D) said...
  • Newsom's gun-control stunt – good TV, bad law

    12/13/2021 10:55:55 AM PST · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    msn ^ | 13 dec 2021 | Jonathan Turley
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom thrilled many this weekend by saying that his administration will model a new law on the Texas abortion ban, letting private citizens sue anyone who makes or sells assault weapons or ghost guns. It won't work. Legally, that is. It will be hugely successful politically, but not without costs to the state and potential litigants. Newsom denounced the Supreme Court in Women's Health v. Jackson for refusing to enjoin the Texas law that allows people to sue anyone who "aids or abets" an abortion performed after about six weeks. That led to widespread calls for the...
  • 4 Ghost Guns Facts Showing America's Gun Controls At Breaking Point (barf alert)

    12/05/2021 4:02:03 PM PST · by rellimpank · 29 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5 dec 2021 | Amancay Tapia
    So-called "ghost guns" are untraceable firearms that can be bought online and assembled at home, without background checks (and with the aid of YouTube videos). A homemade firearm that federal agents say was recovered on Feb. 6, 2020, from a home in Edmonds, Washington. © U.S. Attorney's Office via AP A homemade firearm that federal agents say was recovered on Feb. 6, 2020, from a home in Edmonds, Washington. Earlier this week, police said one such ghost gun was used in a shooting at a high school in Arizona. The guns' rise in popularity is a "fast-growing scourge" facing the...
  • Gun capitalism — not ‘ghost guns’ or other trends — is to blame for gun violence (barf alert)

    12/05/2021 9:07:45 AM PST · by rellimpank · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5 dec 2021 | Andrew McKevitt
    If you’ve heard of “ghost guns,” you may have begun to panic about an epidemic of untraceable firearms lacking a federally-mandated serial number and assembled from parts purchased online or 3-D-printed. A recent New York Times article warned that ghost guns “can be ordered by gang members, felons and even children,” and deemed the rising number of seized ghost guns a “crisis.” The head of a gun-safety organization called ghost guns “the biggest threat in the country right now.” The problem? None of this language is new. It echoes 60-year-old rhetoric first used to describe the country’s original post-World War...
  • Democrat Tom Wolf Vetoes Constitutional Carry for Pennsylvania

    12/03/2021 9:56:39 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/03/2021 | Awr Hawkins
    Gov. Tom Wolf (D) vetoed legislation Thursday that would have removed the state’s requirement that law-abiding Pennsylvanians get a permit before carrying a gun for self-defense. On November 17, 2021, Breitbart News reported that legislation to make Pennsylvania the 22nd constitutional carry state was headed to Wolf’s desk. Wolf’s opposition to the legislation was well known, and NBC Philadelphia noted that he vetoed constitutional carry on Thursday. He called the bill “dangerous,” adding, “This legislation, which eliminates the requirement for individuals to obtain a license before carrying a concealed firearm, will only exacerbate gun violence and jeopardize the safety of...
  • Nevada Supreme Court rules gunmakers not liable for One October deaths

    12/03/2021 10:00:38 AM PST · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    KSNV-MSN ^ | 3 dec 2021 | Matthew Seeman
    The Nevada Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that firearm manufacturers cannot be held liable for deaths from the One October mass shooting in 2017. The court filed its ruling Thursday, writing that state law provides gunmakers with immunity in cases involving serious injury or death. "We in no way underestimate the profound public policy issues presented or the horrific tragedy the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting inflicted," the court wrote in an opinion authored by Justice Kristina Pickering. "But this is an area the Legislature has occupied extensively. If civil liability is to be imposed against firearm manufacturers and...
  • GUN OWNERS DEFEAT ANTI-GUNNERS UBC SCHEME (Fantastic Pro 2nd Amendment News!)

    12/02/2021 5:17:56 PM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | December 2, 2021 | Aidan Johnston
    Yesterday evening and this morning, we sent you two URGENT action alerts. And you all responded marvelously. The team here at GOA is so grateful for all of you who took action. Your loud voice makes it known to legislators on Capitol Hill that people back at home are truly watching what they’re doing. Yesterday our team in Washington, D.C., learned that anti-gunners in the Senate were trying to pass Universal Background Checks without a single senator voting. So-called Universal Background Checks are only enforceable if the government has a registry to check if a gun belongs to a gun...

    12/02/2021 12:14:37 PM PST · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | December 1, 2021 | Aidan Johnston
    In response to the recent tragedy in Oakland County, Michigan, what did the anti-gunners do? Following their standard course of action, they are politicizing the deaths of four high school teens in an attempt to undermine your constitutionally-protected rights. In fact, bowing to the will of their far-Left overlords, anti-gun senators are bringing H.R. 8 to the Senate floor—which is a bill to institute Universal Background Registration Checks (UBCs). And to make matters worse, they are trying to do this by unanimous consent—without an actual vote. Please, contact your Senators and make sure they know you’re opposed to H.R. 8...
  • The Supreme Court May Elevate the Second Amendment Above the First

    12/01/2021 11:11:33 AM PST · by rellimpank · 38 replies
    Slate ^ | 1 dec 2021 | Raymond Ku
    During oral arguments earlier this month in the most important Second Amendment case to reach the Supreme Court in years, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito and Amy Coney Barrett seemed especially interested in where lines around restricting guns in public spaces should be drawn. Should the Second Amendment guarantee individuals the freedom to carry concealed weapons in a courthouse or in a stadium? How much weight should the Court give to the density of the community in which the firearms are to be carried? Does the amount of crime favor or disfavor gun owners? Critically, and missed...
  • Top 8 Reasons You Absolutely DON'T Need A Gun

    11/29/2021 12:40:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | November 26, 2021 | The Babylon Bee and
    Are you thinking about buying a gun? Ew. What's wrong with you? Gross! Just... ew. Guns are very problematic, and so are the people who use them. You don't need one. Here's why. #1) You can always count on the police to protect you: That's just a fact. Police are proven 100% effective at protecting innocent people! #2) There's no evidence to suggest the government would ever overstep and try to take away your rights: A government has literally never done this. Don't be so paranoid! #3) Guns make journalists wet their pants: If you live near a journalist and...
  • 'We deserve better': Philadelphia leaders brace for 500 homicides in 2021

    11/24/2021 9:30:06 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies
    More than a dozen Philadelphia and state leaders came together on Wednesday to address the "ongoing gun violence crisis" in Philadelphia as the city nears 500 murders on the year. According to the latest data from the Philadelphia Police Department, the city currently sits at 499 homicides in 2021 which is a rise of 13 percent from this point last year. The tragic rise in deadly violence has included children, teens and a meaningful jump in crimes against women. ---SNIP--- Kenney, a Democrat, called for tighter gun laws to combat the scourge of gun deaths and crimes. The second-term mayor...