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  • 2 Sought After Apparently 'Random' Shooting Spree Leaves 1 Dead in La Mirada, Other Injured: LASD

    04/30/2017 10:14:49 AM PDT · by Yogafist · 25 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | April 29, 2017 | Tracy Bloom and Steve Kuzj
    Authorities were searching for a man and woman who killed one person and injured others during an apparent shooting spree... A description of the two wanted individuals has not been provided.
  • Gun Activists Focus On National Concealed Carry Push

    04/30/2017 8:19:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 4/29/2017 | Kerry Picket
    The National Rifle Association has made national concealed carry a primary cause for the organization, and without President Obama in office to go after for enacting routine gun control measures, the pro-gun lobbying group is focused on a cause to rally its members and donors around. President Trump spoke before the NRA Friday afternoon telling members at their annual convention, “No longer will federal agencies be coming after law-abiding gun owners. (Applause.) No longer will the government be trying to undermine your rights and your freedoms as Americans. Instead, we will work with you, by your side.” Trump’s appearance at...
  • On the Way to Atlanta, NRA Meeting 2017

    04/30/2017 5:18:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    I drove to the NRA Meeting in Atlanta yesterday, the 26th of April, 2017.  I had been visiting family in Dallas, Texas, so it was only 800 miles. On the way, I reflected on the last time I was in Atlanta for more than a flight change. It was over 40 years ago, when I was in the Army. What happened then was not important. But what has happened in the last 40 years has been phenomenal for Second Amendment Supporters. In 1974, the Gun Control Act of 1968 was only six years old. It had not been improved...
  • "Moms Demand" Planned a Protest at #NRAAM, But Nobody Showed Up

    04/30/2017 5:13:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 4/29/2017 | Jennifer Van Laar
    A Friday press release from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America promised "hundreds" of gun safety advocates would rally with Shannon Watts, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) in Atlanta, protesting the NRA's "extremist" agenda. As Bob Owens at Bearing Arms reported, the crowd was almost nonexistent. The @MomsDemand / @Everytown protest at #NRAAM2017 is clearly exciting. Security estimates just 75-100 attendees. — Bob Owens (@bob_owens) April 29, 2017 Unwilling to admit defeat, Watts tweeted a picture designed to show a much larger crowd. Per security at the park, actual count was 75-100. @MomsDemand ALWAYS grossly inflates their actual...
  • Bloomberg's Gun Control Rally Against NRA Fizzles In Atlanta

    04/29/2017 9:54:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | April 29, 2017 | Bob Owens
    Michale Bloomberg's purchased gun control groups Mom's Demand Action and Everytown promised to "confront" the National Rifle Association in Atlanta (GA) during the NRA's Annual Meetings and Exhibits. It was a less than impressive event. According to an officer providing security at the event, Mom's Demand and Everytown brought just 75-100 people to Woodruff Park to "confront" the NRA, at a venue 7/10ths of a mile away from the Annual Meetings. The twinned gun control groups appear to have attempted to pad their numbers by handing out tee shirts to the many homeless people inhabiting the park, though most...
  • The Importance of the Second Amendment

    04/29/2017 5:02:15 PM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    Friday marked the first day of this year’s annual gathering of the National Rifle Association convention. NRA leaders and members are meeting at the Georgia World Congress Center on April 28-30 to admire the plethora of guns that embody America’s beloved Second Amendment. I was privileged enough to attend the event today and broaden my horizons. In addition to briefly scoping the exhibit hall, I shot mock air-guns and listened to phenomenal speeches delivered by Chris Cox, Ted Cruz, President Trump, Antonia Okafor, and many others who value the sanctity of life and the innate right to defend oneself. The...
  • U.S. Marine Corps Fielding Improved M2 .50 Cal. MG

    04/29/2017 9:01:09 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 30 replies ^ | 28 Apr, 2017 | MATTHEW COX
    Marine Corps Systems Command is equipping Marines with the updated M2A1 .50-caliber machine gun, increasing Marines’ survivability and lethality on the battlefield. The M2A1 is an upgrade to the legacy M2 machine gun currently used by Marines across the Corps. The updated M2A1 is easier and safer to use due to three major changes: a quick-change barrel, fixed headspace and timing, and a flash hider that reduces the weapon’s signature by 95 percent at night, according to a recent Marine Corps Systems Command press release. “M2s are the most reliable heavy machine gun,” said Maj. Harry Thompson, team lead for...
  • 'I got 2 clips!' Impatient mom pulls out gun, threatens barber cutting son's hair

    04/29/2017 12:53:10 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 66 replies
    WIS-TV ^ | 4/28/2017 | Sia Nyorkor
    Police are looking for a woman who pointed a gun at a barber all because her son's haircut was taking too long. Security video captures her pulling out a gun in at Allstate Barber College on Lorain Avenue in Cleveland on April 14. Police say she threatens the barbers for taking too long to cut her son's hair. While she pointed the gun at the victim, she allegedly said, "I got two clips. I'll pop you!" The victim finished the cut and the suspect left with her two children. Student barber, Al Pugh, says he was shook. "You don't know...
  • Moms Demand Action Goes Toe-to-Toe With the NRA(BARF ALERT!)

    04/29/2017 9:37:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 4/28/2017 | shannon watts
    As Atlanta prepares for leaders from the National Rifle Association (NRA) to descend on the city for its annual meeting, volunteers for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America are also arriving from across the country. For the fourth year in a row, moms, women, gun violence survivors, elected leaders and everyday Americans will show up and speak out as a counterweight to the nation’s largest gun lobby. While NRA leaders deliver a desolate message of fear and paranoia to convention-goers, Moms Demand Action wants leaders in corporate boardrooms, in statehouses, in Congress and in the White House to...
  • ATF Clarifies Legality of AR Pistol Arm Brace Use

    04/29/2017 8:33:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ammoland ^ | 25 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Late in 2012, the ATF approved of a device that fit on the buffer tube of AR-15 style pistols. It made one handed shooting of these firearms much easier, and hence more accurate.The SB15 was invented by a disabled veteran, Alex Bosco. He quickly sold the rights to produce the arm brace to Sig Sauer. As you can see, the device can also be used as a very short stock for the AR-15 pistol, even though that is not what it is designed for.  Many people have put the brace to this use, as it is much easier to...
  • Gun-friendly Trump may be slowing gun sales

    04/28/2017 8:27:35 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 29 replies
    ABC 15 ^ | 28 APRIL 2017 | TODD WALKER
    DENVER - Even during his candidacy, President Trump was seen as a gun-friendly candidate. He picked up the National Rifle Association's endorsement at the 2016 NRA convention. As Trump spoke to the NRA on Friday, there was some evidence his friendly stance towards gun owners may be leading to slowing sales. It is well documented that when gun owners feel their 2nd Amendment rights are threatened, gun sales skyrocket.
  • Senator Responds to Trump’s N.R.A. Speech With Photos of Shooting Victims

    04/28/2017 7:44:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 59 replies
    As President Trump took the stage to champion the Second Amendment at a National Rifle Association convention on Friday, a United States senator sought to counter his message by unleashing a Twitter storm using the names, ages and pictures of gun violence victims. Senator Christopher S. Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, who has fought for increased gun control since the 2012 school massacre in his home state, posted on Twitter on Friday morning to urge his followers not to watch Mr. Trump’s speech and instead, “think about who we are fighting for.”
  • President Trump Sends Out WARNING To NRA- ‘WATCH YOUR BACK, SHE’S COMING!’

    04/28/2017 7:13:09 PM PDT · by Mafe · 52 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 4/28/2017 | Sierra Marlee
    As the first President to speak to the NRA (actually speak to them, not call them “gun nuts” or “bitter clingers”) since Ronald Reagan, Trump had some pretty big shoes to fill. While he didn’t give out many specifics, Trump did make sweeping promises to defend the Second Amendment while in the White House. He also gave an ominous warning. During his speech, Trump discussed the 2020 Presidential election. While it might seem a little premature given that he is just barely approaching his first 100 days as President, but when you’re defending the Constitution, you need to be prepared...
  • US Army to Search for New 7.62mm Rifle

    04/28/2017 4:07:00 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 68 replies ^ | 27 Apr, 2017 | Matthew Cox
    The U.S. Army soon will begin searching for a 7.62mm rifle to become its formal squad designated marksman rifle for combat platoons and squads. A recent directed requirement from Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn prompted Army weapons officials to write a new requirement, and most likely they will conduct a competition that will result in the service equipping each combat arms squad with a new 7.62mm squad designated marksman rifle, Matt Walker, deputy for the Lethality Branch at the Maneuver Center for Excellence at Fort Benning, Georgia, told Equipping units with SDM rifles so they can shoot...
  • Full Transcript: President Donald Trump’s Speech Fires Up the NRA

    04/28/2017 3:36:33 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/28/2017 | Michele Gorman
    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Chris, for that kind introduction and for your tremendous work on behalf of our Second Amendment. Thank you very much. (Applause.) I want to also thank Wayne LaPierre for his unflinching leadership in the fight for freedom. Wayne, thank you very much. Great. (Applause.) I'd also like to congratulate Karen Handel on her incredible fight in Georgia 6. (Applause.) The election takes place on June 20th. And, by the way, on primaries, let's not have 11 Republicans running for the same position, okay? (Laughter.) It's too nerve-shattering. She's totally for the NRA and she's totally for...
  • On May Day, Pro-Trump Group Bracing For Conflict In Seattle

    04/28/2017 3:50:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Patch ^ | April 28, 2017 | Neal McNamara
    SEATTLE, WA - A group of conservative, pro-Donald Trump activists will gather in Seattle on May Day as a counterpoint to planned leftist demonstrations, and the group is preparing for possible confrontations. As Seattle gears up for May Day - which typically brings large, sometimes violent, protests to the city - police say there is a potential this year for "crowd on crowd" conflict. The organizer of the pro-Trump rally says that some members of his group will be armed with guns, but he is asking everyone to remain nonviolent. About 50 members of the Vancouver, Wash., group Patriot Prayer...
  • Donald Trump is the best troll in all of politics

    04/28/2017 2:22:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | April 28, 2017 | Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    President Trump did what he does best on Friday afternoon in a speech to the National Rifle Association: He trolled other politicians. Here's Trump on Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) "I have a feeling that in the next election you're going to be swamped with candidates," Trump told the crowd. "You'll have plenty of those Democrats coming over and you'll say 'No sir. No ma'am, perhaps ma'am. It may be Pocahontas, remember that. And she is not big for the NRA that I can tell you." ("Pocahontas" is Trump's derogatory nickname for Warren who faced a major controversy when she ran...
  • Trump at NRA convention: 'Eight-year assault' on gun rights is over

    04/28/2017 12:56:13 PM PDT · by suthener · 26 replies ^ | April 28, 2017 | Fox News
    On the eve of his 100th day in office, President Trump rallied a convention of the National Rifle Association by vowing to "never, ever infringe" on Second Amendment rights and declaring his predecessor's alleged "assault" on those freedoms is over. “I am here to deliver you good news: the eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end,” Trump told the cheering crowd. Trump is the first sitting president to address an NRA convention in more than three decades. The last president to do so was Ronald Reagan in 1983. Trump started his address with a...
  • Concealed carry pants shopping issue and question (Vanity)

    04/28/2017 11:56:39 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 126 replies
    Me | 4-28-17 | RandallFlagg
    I have a weird clothing style. When I'm not wearing my work uniform, I wear black slacks and a long, button down short sleeve shirt with breast pockets. I have a few pairs of the exact same kind so I can rotate them out through the week. I like the simplicity, and don't really care if people think that I never change my clothes. Being a concealed carrying fella, I always seem to have a problem with my gun making my pants droop down as I'm walking, and I always have to keep pulling them back up. My white crew-neck...
  • Watch Live: Trump to Address NRA Leadership Forum in Atlanta

    04/28/2017 11:02:54 AM PDT · by Syncro · 21 replies ^ | Updated 28 Apr 2017 at 12:32 PM | PoliZette Staff
    President Donald Trump will address the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association on Friday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia. Watch the live event here: Link