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  • Celebrities Urge Americans to Reject NRA, Concealed Carry in Wake of Vegas Shooting

    10/18/2017 8:07:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | October 18, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, and Sheryl Crow are among a number of celebrities urging Americans to “reject the NRA” and concealed carry of firearms in the wake of the shooting at a Las Vegas country music concert this month. Laura Dern, Bill Hader, and Adam Scott are also taking part in the anti-gun campaign, as is noted gun control advocate Julianne Moore. The celebrities are part of the Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety PSA against the NRA specifically, and against gun rights generally. In typical Everytown fashion, the PSA does not present real solutions to the attack in Vegas–after...
  • The NRA's Dangerous Alternative to a Bump Stock Ban

    10/18/2017 4:07:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Jacob Sullum
    Thomas Massie, the Kentucky Republican who leads the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus, and Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who is one of the Senate's most persistent gun controllers, do not agree on much. But the congressman and the senator both see the folly of the National Rifle Association's position on bump stocks, the firearm accessories that Stephen Paddock used in his deadly October 1 attack on country music fans in Las Vegas. The NRA opposes a legislative ban on bump stocks but wants the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to reconsider the question of whether they are legal....
  • Hollywood: ‘Call Congress’ To Reject The NRA [VIDEO]

    10/18/2017 9:02:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | Amber Athey
    In the wake of the Vegas shooting, Hollywood actors are urging people to “call Congress” and ask them to oppose any gun measures backed by the National Rifle Association. In a video for Everytown for Gun Safety, Emma Stone, Bill Hader, Melissa McCarthy, and others voice support for gun control legislation and ask viewers to text Everytown for Gun Safety so that they can be connected with their congressmen. “The mass shooting in Las Vegas has all of us grieving, scared, and angry,” Stone begins in the video. “Knowing what to do about it can be confusing,” Bill Hader continues....
  • ATF Association: Bump Stocks Do Not Convert Semiautomatics into Automatics

    10/18/2017 8:48:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    In a letter dated October 12, the ATF Association informed lawmakers that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) approved bump stocks because they do not turn a semiautomatic rifle into “a machine gun.” The letter contains explanations of basic points for lawmakers–like the fact that a semiautomatic only shoots one round each time the trigger is pulled and bump stocks to not change this basic action. And it also seeks to defend the integrity of the ATF by explaining that the body of laws governing machine guns has been in place since 1934 and that body of...
  • Pass Good Gun Laws and Prevent Bad Ones: Slow Down

    10/18/2017 5:54:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    How does the United States pass good gun laws and prevent bad ones? President Trump had the best response.From washingtonexaminer.com: “We'll talk about that later,” Trump told reporters at the White House when asked about gun reform Tuesday morning. A nation has to have good laws if it is to survive and thrive. Since nations came into existence, it has become obvious that a ruling authority, or government, is necessary for people to survive and thrive. Without a ruling authority, force becomes the only law.The strongest, the best with weapons, survive as long as they can fight, defend, or...
  • Illegal Gunsmiths cranks out Bootleg 1911 Pistols

    10/18/2017 4:52:55 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/18/2017 | E Nestor
    Handmade, bootleg 1911 pistols are all the rage in the Philippines. Illegal gunsmith families crank out these pistols in secrecy. This video shows us how bootleg 1911 pistols are made and distributed in the black market in the Philippines.. In a video by Underworld Inc., we learn what a real ghost gun is. In the Philippines, whole families are employed to illegally manufacture Colt Model 1911 pistol clones. They work in hidden workshops with crude tools to turn out descent pistols for paying customers. Their work is surprisingly good, and they do this to feed their families. Buyers line up...
  • Chaffetz subpoenas ATF agents who skipped hearing on death of ICE officer

    03/09/2017 8:25:16 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | 03/09/2017 | By Jennifer G. Hickey
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued subpoenas Thursday to two ATF agents after they failed to show at a hearing examining the 2011 murder of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Jaime Zapata. “I'm tired of hearing from just [Justice Department] management, I want to hear from the people that actually are on the front lines doing this,” Chaffetz, R-Utah, said.  Chaffetz complained ATF “continues to insist” the committee should not speak with Turk and Temple.  The one other witness, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, did not escape unscathed when he contended he was not prepared for the hearing....
  • Fast and Furious scandal: Last remaining fugitive in border agent's murder arrested

    10/17/2017 3:08:57 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 17-Oct-2017 | FoxNews
    Mexican law enforcement officers last weekend arrested the man believed to be the final fugitive from the “rip crew” that engaged in a 2010 gunfight between Border Patrol agents that resulted in the death of agent Brian Terry. Jesus Rosario Favela Astorga was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the killing of Terry. "The arrest of Favela Astorga resulted from the unwavering commitment of the United States and our law enforcement partners in Mexico to bring to justice those responsible for the murder of Agent Brian Terry, who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving his country," Alana Robinson, the acting...
  • Dana Loesch, latest victim of the lunatic left

    10/17/2017 11:11:19 AM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, October 16, 2017 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Dana Loesch, familiar face of Second Amendment activism, says she’s been driven from her home, forced to move, because lunatics on the left have threatened — repeatedly — to harm her. “One guy hunted down my private cell phone number, called when police were here, threatened to shoot me in my front yard,” the National Rifle Association spokesperson tweeted over the weekend, as noted by Fox News. Another tweet: “Another guy created a string of social media accounts, posted photos of my house, threatened to rape me to death.” Oh, how nice. This is the fringe left — the same...
  • Young Guns: Quality Time Together

    10/17/2017 11:20:29 AM PDT · by w1n1
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/17/2017 | B Fawbush
    This is Baret Fawbush, here’s a short clip of him and his son spending some quality time together. Read the excerpt below on how he juggles training, spatial awareness, gun safety and its purpose into quality time with his child.. “Here’s my son Knox. He’s 4 years old. I REALLY want to get him into guns but the key is not to be forceful, so when he wants to go shooting with daddy, this is typically what we do. He stands behind me and holds on to me or just watches and tells me if I hit my target. You...
  • Deputy accidentally shot himself in Onondaga County Justice Center (Syracuse, NY)

    10/17/2017 4:41:03 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 34 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | 10/17/17 | Samantha House
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A deputy accidentally shot himself Monday night inside an Onondaga County Justice Center locker room, deputies said. Deputy Justin Brannock, 28, was taking his personal firearm out of its holster at 10:28 p.m. when the gun fired, said Sgt. Jon Seeber, an Onondaga County Justice Center. Brannock was in the employee locker room in an unsecured section of the jail, he said. Seeber said Brannock was expected to be released from the hospital early this morning. Initial police scanner reports indicated a bullet grazed the deputy's leg.
  • Handgun waiting period laws save lives, study says

    10/17/2017 5:08:28 AM PDT · by Puppage · 35 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 10/17/2017 | CNN
    (CNN)– Over 33,000 people in the United States die each year from firearm injuries, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, delaying the purchase of guns by a couple of days could save nearly 1,700 lives a year, according to a study released Monday. Researchers at Harvard Business School analyzed waiting period laws for handguns in 43 states and the District of Columbia from 1970 to 2014. Their results showed that waiting periods were associated with a 17% decrease in gun homicides and a 7% to 11% decrease in gun suicides per...
  • Zipline Target Shooting is up and Beyond

    10/17/2017 5:43:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/17/2017 | E Nestor
    Are you bored of doing your shooting practice at an old range?, need a shot of adrenaline? Well, why not shoot from a zipline? In a video FourGuysGuns posted on Facebook, we see a different way to approach competition shooting. But for those familiar with the MGM Ironman competition, its part of the norm. These competitors don’t just do the ziplining, they get to climb up an obstacle just to shoot at another target from a far. Strange as it may seem, a zipline allows shooters to fly along and engage targets. This shooter fires at targets as he zips...
  • ATF group rebuffs criticism over bump stock approval

    10/17/2017 8:12:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 17, 2017 | Daniel Terrill
    A Slide Fire bump stock in action. (Photo: Slide Fire/Facebook) The association representing current and former ATF employees has pushed back against critics blaming the agency for approving bump stocks. The ATF Association said the agency “does not have the legal authority to regulate” bump stocks, which allow semi-auto rifles to mimic full-auto fire. “The bump slide, and several other similar after-market accessories that increase the rate at which a shooter can pull the trigger, are engineered to avoid regulation under Federal law,” said Michael Bouchard, ATFA president, in an open letter last week. “The notion that ATF chose not...
  • The USAF's AC-130W Gunships Are in Desperate Need of Special Ammunition

    10/17/2017 6:50:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    thedrive.com/ ^ | 10/12/2017 | Joseph Trevithick
    The U.S. Army has made an urgent purchase of a specific type of 30mm cannon shells on behalf of U.S. Special Operations Command. Without the ammunition, the service said the U.S. Air Force’s AC-130W Stinger II gunships would be forced to use alternative rounds that would be unacceptably inaccurate and dangerously unreliable. In June 2017, the Army approved a plan to purchase up to 200,000 PGU-46/B 30mm cannon rounds from Orbital ATK. The service did not publicly disclose the total potential dollar value of the contract, but had to issue a so-called justification and approval document to explain why they...
  • Trump Era NICS Checks Close to Record in September

    10/17/2017 5:24:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Trump era of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) has been showing robust numbers for nine months now. Two of the nine months are all-time records.  The overall numbers for the year are on track to be the second highest year in the history of NICS.NICS checks for September 2017 have been 1,967,104, almost identical to the record number in 2016, of 1,992,219.  That is just short of 99% of the record. The total for the year to date is 18,235,898, more than the entire year of 2011. It is 92% of the 2017 NICS at...
  • FBI: Over Four Times More People Stabbed to Death Than Killed with Rifles of Any Kind

    10/16/2017 7:11:28 PM PDT · by blueyon · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/16/17 | by AWR Hawkins
    The FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for 2016 shows more than four times as many people were stabbed to death than were killed with rifles of any kind. And because the category of rifles covers every type of rifle, this means there would be an even greater divide between the number of people stabbed to death versus those shot to death with an AR-15 or similar rifle. According to FBI: UCR Table 12, there were approximately 374 people shot and killed with rifles of any kind. There were 1,604 people killed with “knives or cutting instruments.” Table 12 also shows...
  • Appalling: NRA Spokeswoman's Family Forced to Abandon Home Due to Violent Threats From Leftists

    10/16/2017 6:34:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 10/16/17 | Guy Benson
    Galvanized by the uglier-by-the-minute Harvey Weinstein scandal, women across social media are sharing their personal stories about sexual harassment and assault, using the "#MeToo" hashtag.  Among those speaking out is National Rifle Association spokeswoman and prominent conservative personality Dana Loesch -- who, for full disclosure, is also a friend of mine.  She revealed to the world on Sunday that she and her family are abandoning their home under serious duress, stemming from a whirlwind of violent threats from anti-gun leftists, a number of which have been explicitly sexual in nature.  No matter where one stands on the NRA agenda (I'm...
  • NRA Spokeswoman Forced to Move After She Received Death Threats

    10/16/2017 11:50:29 AM PDT · by Boomer · 29 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/16/17 | Jack Heretik
    National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch announced Sunday on Twitter that her family had been forced to move suddenly after she received multiple death threats from gun control advocates. Loesch, a conservative commentator and syndicated talk radio host, followed the announcement of her family's move by condemning the way politically progressive society has treated not just her, but conservative women as a whole.
  • Dems add 3-day pistol waiting period, Tannerite regulations to House bills

    10/16/2017 8:51:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 16, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Legislation to set a mandatory three-day waiting period for handgun transfers and establish licensing and registration guidelines on the sale of binary target markers have been introduced. The bills — HR.4018 and HR.4064 — were introduced by House Democrats last week and join a growing number of gun control proposals filed in the days immediately after a mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 dead. U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., debuted his handgun waiting period bill Thursday to mandate that three business days elapse from the time a handgun transfer was initiated between a federal firearms licensed dealer and...