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  • How Bad is Getting Shot at Point Blank Range?

    03/27/2017 7:01:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/27/2017 | GY6
    Getting Shot At Point Blank Range…How bad is it? Clearly, we all know being shot in any way isn’t a good thing lol! Have you wondered what it looks like to get shot at point blank range? If you’ve invested much energy around firearms, the idea most likely has gone through your head. And if you are one of those people who really need to know "What's the most terrible that could happen?" todays is the day to find out. Might you be able to survive any of these shots? Possibly. Would you be able to take any of these...
  • Travel ban makes sense in some cases

    03/27/2017 4:44:54 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 2 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | March 27, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    Last week, government officials banned most carry-on electronic devices from U.S.-bound flights originating in more than a dozen Middle Eastern and African countries. The reason was due to an increase in terror threats. No judges are stopping the ban on electronic devices. No states are suing because the law discriminates against predominantly Muslim countries. Most everyone accepts that our security agencies can look out for us when they perceive a real threat from certain countries. Last February, a bomb disguised as a laptop computer damaged an aircraft taking off from the Somali capital, Mogadishu. But just because we can successfully...
  • Gun-Totin' Left-Wingers Demonstrate at the Arizona Capitol

    03/26/2017 7:44:35 PM PDT · by flamberge · 66 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | Sunday, March 26, 2017 | Stephen Lemons
    Lemons: Gun-Totin' Left-Wingers Demonstrate at the Arizona Capitol: Is Bloodshed on the Horizon? By Stephen Lemons Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 7:15 a.m. Phoenix New Times =================================== Hey, lefties with guns, that's cool. At least, that was my first impression upon seeing about 40 or so assorted anarchists, Brown Berets, and members of a group calling itself the Phoenix John Brown Gun Club across the street from the state Capitol, openly armed to the proverbial teeth. I was late to the pro-Trump "Make America Great Again" march, which began at Cesar Chavez Plaza — after some confusion about the demonstration's...
  • Swedish police with new strategy - drop investigating serious crimes

    03/25/2017 10:47:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Speisa ^ | 3/25/2017
    Investigators have been ordered to investigate traffic violations instead of other more serious crimes, as "Project Alcatraz" has been launched. Police now fear even more crime. Swedish police are becoming less able to solve crimes, which is becoming an embarrassment for the national police chief, Dan Eliasson, who apparently now fears for his job. There is growing internal criticism against the police management, which is believed to engage in a "pinnjakt" to keep Eliasson as the national police chief, writes DN. The National Police in Stockholm, this week launched "Project Alcatraz," which goal is to increase the percentage of solved...
  • TX:Denny's and Gun Signs in Dallas

    03/26/2017 5:32:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On a Saturday morning in Dallas, Texas, my daughter and I decided to eat breakfast out. My grandson mentioned pancakes, so my daughter decided on a Denny's that was reasonably close, at 4567 Frankford Road. It took about five minutes to load up a one year old and a two year old into the car, in the proper car seats, and another five minutes to drive to the restaurant. On the way in, I noticed the 30.07 sign that banned open carry in the restaurant. The 30.07 sign is required by Texas law, if a private property owner decides...
  • Gun Manufacturer Colt To Add 100 Jobs, Buy West Hartford Headquarters (Connecticut)

    03/25/2017 3:49:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | March 24, 2017 | Stephen Singer
    Colt's Manufacturing Co., the gun maker that emerged from bankruptcy last year, is purchasing its West Hartford headquarters and manufacturing plant as part of a $23 million investment in Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday. Colt's intends to keep its workforce of 600 workers and create 100 jobs over five years, Malloy said. The state Department of Economic and Community Development is providing a $10 million loan, with as much as $2 million forgiven if Colt's meets job milestones. The manufacturing facility and the land have a price of $13 million. Colt's, which sells guns to the military, police...
  • Boy suspended for taking (shotgun bullet) shell casing to preschool, mom's Facebook post goes viral

    03/25/2017 7:15:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2017
    An Illinois mom behind a viral Facebook post spoke to Fox 2/News 11 Wednesday. Her son, Hunter, 4, has been suspended from his preschool for bringing a shell casing from a fired bullet to school. He'd been at the preschool for about a year, she said, and now was in tears. Neither she nor Hunter's dad knew it, but he found something he thought was pretty neat and he took it to school Tuesday to show his friends. [Snip] Well....when I was escorted to the office for a sit down. I was handed a tiny .22 empty brass casing. Not...
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity? Romeoville IL April 8th at the PD

    03/25/2017 6:33:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    ammoland ^ | 23 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Two years ago, Romeoville Illinois held a gun “buy back. They took in 73 guns, pictured above. Some of those firearms are very nice indeed, and worth much more than the $60 that police were paying people for them. Third from the left of the middle row of long guns appears to be an M1 carbine and sling. Two over on the left is a classic .22 target rifle, two over to the right a classic hunting tool, a pump action .22 rifle, probably a Winchester 1906.  In the center of that row are two Stevens Crackshot .22 rifles,...
  • Illegal Guns in Russia Traced Back To U.S., Including AR-15 Rifles Shipped in Mail

    03/24/2017 5:50:50 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 44 replies
    Newsweak ^ | March 23, 2017 | Tom O'Connor
    Russian authorities busted an international arms operation Thursday as police staged raids across the nation, finding a number of firearms allegedly smuggled from the U.S. Russia's federal police agency released a video showing what appeared to be numerous arrests of men and women allegedly involved in the arms-dealing ring. According to RT, raids were staged in the cities of Yoshkar-Ola, Irkuts, Ulan-Ude and Moscow, resulting in the seizure of 19 firearms and an assortment of matching components, magazines and ammunition. Weapons including AR-15 rifles and pistols manufactured by Glock and Colt were among those found that were manufactured in the...
  • Gun Range inside your Living Room

    03/24/2017 8:06:03 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/24/2017 | J Hines
    How many of you all thought of making your home into a semi shooting range? Meaning you're not going to completely do a make over. But, you do want to shoot at a target and make sure that it doesn't go through it and into your drywall. Sounds like a doable idea? Well, the guy from Demolition Ranch had the same idea of building something like a mobile steel target embedded in a container that is able to act as a target, can control and catch the ricochet. This mobile steel target in theory can be placed anywhere in the...
  • House Passes Bill to Roll Back Obama-Era VA Gun Regulations

    03/24/2017 7:42:03 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 23, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Hundreds of thousands of veterans could regain gun rights The House of Representatives passed a bill last Thursday to amend the process used to determine whether a veteran receiving benefits from the Veterans Administration should be denied their gun rights. The Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act would change the process the VA uses to determine which of its beneficiaries are mentally incompetent in a way that disqualifies them from owning firearms. The bill would require a finding by a judge or other judicial authority that the veteran is a danger to himself or others before stripping his gun rights. The...
  • The moment a mother-of-two sends a would-be burglar 'running for his life' with a shotgun [tr]

    03/24/2017 8:05:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2017 | Valerie Edwards
    A Florida mom sent a burglar 'running for his life' with a shotgun after he broke into her home. The burglary attempt was caught on surveillance video that shows the alleged thief on the woman's front porch. In the shocking video, the man is seen pulling up on the woman's front lawn. He walks up to the door and appears to knock. After a few moments, he tries to break through the door.
  • Finding Peace with Short Range Hunting

    03/24/2017 5:42:58 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/24/2017 | B Boddington
    I've gotten a lot of questions about where I stand on hunting and shooting from long distances, although I usually tend to stay out of these matters, because I figure that everyone has her or his own reasons to hunt. People always have their own driving motivations and passions, and hunting is a personal experience. It is rooted in being alone in the wild and connecting to Mother Nature. This can be done no matter what weapon you choose to hunt with or how far you choose to shoot from, but for me hunting is all about the stalk and...
  • Colorado Knife Law Reform is on Governor’s Desk

    03/24/2017 6:20:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    ammoland ^ | 19 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Colorado is working hard to reform its antiquated knife bans.  In the late 1950's and early 1960's, a wave of bans on knives swept the nation. The were propelled by emotional tirades of a New York Congressman, and fueled by allegations of widespread use by gangs, in spite of a lack of data. There was no wave of knife violence. But the fake media of the day was able to sweep bans on “gravity” and “switchblade” knives through legislatures across the country.  A federal ban in the interstate shipping of automatic knives was enacted into law in 1958, and...
  • North Dakota: The 2nd Amendment Is Your Concealed Carry Permit

    03/24/2017 6:14:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/24/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On Thursday Governor Doug Burgum (R) signed legislation allowing North Dakota residents to carry a handgun concealed for self-defense without a permit. The legislation–House Bill 1169–passed the House on February 21 by a vote of 83-9. It passed the Senate on March 21 by a vote of 34-13. USNews reports that the permitless carry law allows law-abiding citizens 18 and over to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense as long as they “have a valid ID and notify law enforcement of the weapon during instances such as a traffic stop.”
  • Trump's budget aside, NPR and PBS should not get public subsidies

    03/23/2017 7:00:38 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 19 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 23, 2017 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Whatever original purpose public broadcasting had back in 1969, President Trump is right: The reason for its existence is long gone. With more than 900 cable networks in 2014, it is hard to argue that there is an unmet need for broadcasting. It is especially hard to argue when public broadcasting is costing the federal government nearly a half billion dollars every year. In the face of serious attempts to cut subsidies in 1995 and 2005, the rallying cry to protect government funding was "Save Big Bird!" Of course, Sesame Street is now on HBO anyway.
  • Seattle’s gun-sale tax raises less than $200,000 in first year

    03/23/2017 12:34:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | March 22, 2017 | By Steve Miletich
    Seattle’s tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition raised less than $200,000 during its first year, according to Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess. The city is using the tax to support gun-violence research at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. But the city isn’t spending the money until a 2015 lawsuit challenging the tax is resolved. Burgess spearheaded the tax, which was adopted by the council in 2015 and took effect Jan. 1, 2016. When Burgess proposed the tax, he said the city’s budget office had estimated it would raise $300,000 to $500,000 a year. Though the money from the...
  • Why 1911’s Don't Suck

    03/23/2017 7:24:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/23/2017 | J Hines
    There have been many people talking about the good stuff about owning a 1911. In this segment we want to narrow down certain attributes among all brands that manufactures 1911's that correlates as to why 1911's are good to have, its more than saying 1911's are cool and that they are for EDC, personal protection, etc. Here's what it narrows down to why 1911's are good: Takes your marksmanship to the next level.Single action trigger – short reset, lighter trigger= Speed ShootingSteel gunsCustomizable That’s right with a good piece of machine in your hands, you can get your marksmanship better....
  • SD: Governor Daugaard Vetoes Gun Law Reform

    03/23/2017 6:03:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On Friday, March 17, 2017, Governor Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota vetoed HB 1072, known as the Constitutional Carry bill, and HB 1156, which would have allowed a small number of South Dakota holders of Enhanced Concealed Carry permits to carry inside of the state Capitol. His veto letters reproduced below, sans headers and signature block. From sd.gov: I herewith return to you House Bill 1072 with my VETO.  House Bill 1072 is an Act to repeal and revise certain provisions relating to permits to carry a concealed pistol. The proponents of House Bill 1072 did not testify about...
  • VIDEO: Suspect Flees After Coming Face-to-Face with Mother Holding Shotgun

    03/22/2017 5:22:45 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Mar 2017 | AWR HAWKINS
    Surveillance video from a Miami Gardens, Florida, home shows a home invasion suspect quickly changing his mind upon coming face-to-face on March 4 with a mother holding a shotgun.
  • Gun Owners of America: Paul Ryan’s Obamacare 2.0 Still Contains Gun Control

    03/22/2017 5:36:06 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/22/2017 | Awr Hawkins
    Gun Owners of America (GOA) is warning that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Obamacare 2.o still contains measures that will allow doctors, insurance companies, and the ATF to use medical records to further a gun control agenda. GOA points out that it opposed “the original Obamacare” because it threatened Second Amendment rights and they are concerned about Ryan’s new healthcare push for the same reasons. {..snip..}
  • European Parliament Passes Stringent New Gun Controls

    03/20/2017 2:59:59 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 17 replies
    On March 14, the European Union completed one of the final steps in imposing stringent new gun controls across the political bloc, when the European Parliament approved legislation to alter the EU Firearms Directive by a vote of 491 to 178. The Firearms Directive was last amended in 2008. Passage comes after a deal to significantly alter the European Commission’s initial proposal was struck last December between the European Parliament and European Council. The legislation is now set to be approved by the European Council. Following the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015, the European Union expedited plans...
  • Even after being caught, CDC still hasn't corrected accidental gun death data in database

    03/22/2017 9:32:36 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | March 20, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    In January 2016, Dr. John Lott contacted the CDC to alert them to a mistake in their numbers for 2014 on accidental gun deaths. The total was clearly a 100 larger than it actually was (the error arose because of mistakes in Tennessee’s data, and the mistake was so large it noticeably impacted the national number accidental deaths that year, raising the reported number from 486 to 586). Finally, in October 2016, the CDC acknowledged their error, but they never corrected the data on the website. Unfortunately, since they never made the corrections, others are making mistakes when they use...
  • Nevada Police Union Leader Prioritizes Bloomberg Disarmament Bill over Member Oaths

    03/22/2017 8:46:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    oathkeepers.org ^ | 3/21/2017 | David Codrea
    Not only did Nevadans in all but one county (and most sheriffs) not support the Bloomberg measure, it was written so poorly the FBI said there was no way they could legally cooperate. So why is a police union representing members who took oaths to support the Constitution demanding enforcement?
  • Sorry: Still No Proof Gun Control Decreases Murder and Mayhem

    03/22/2017 8:23:13 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 9 replies
    Observer ^ | 03/01/17 | Selwin Duke
    In this age of waxing laws and waning freedoms, a notable exception to the pattern of ever-tightening restrictions is gun prohibitions. New Hampshire no longer requires a license for the carrying of a concealed, loaded firearm; Florida is considering eliminating all “gun-free zones” (e.g., at schools); and Iowa may institute a “Stand your ground” provision and lower the age at which children could use handguns, to cite a few examples. [...]All this stokes another fear: that the U.S. will become a gun free-for-all zone of murder and mayhem. But does data justify this concern?
  • Commentary: The NRA's gun market crisis (barf alert)

    03/22/2017 6:49:19 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 22 mar 2017 | Firmin DeBrabander
    The National Rifle Association spent a record amount to support Donald Trump's winning presidential campaign — upward of $30 million. While this investment looks wise now, recall that not long ago it was the height of insanity. Trump's campaign seemed doomed — but the NRA doubled down on its risky bet anyway, which threatened to marginalize it and undermine it politically. I believe this bet testifies to the NRA's desperation. This sounds odd, I realize, when you consider how the gun lobby is racking up legislative victories — expanding "campus carry" and permitless concealed-carry gun laws at the state level,...
  • What’s more fun than a .45 cal 1911 auto pistol?

    03/22/2017 5:47:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/22/2017 | J Hines
    How about one that's actually two pistols welded together? Hickok45 does some close range shooting with this double barrel 1911 pistol. Hickok45 got another chance to make double holes with each shot using a double-barreled 1911 pistol. The pistol is actually two pistols in one welded together. Named the 2011 Dueller Prismatic this double barrel beast fires two .45 ACP cartridges with each pull of the trigger. Two large holes appear side by side in targets with each single pull of the trigger. Now, that is pretty slick. Remember, a single full metal jacket .45 ACP slug weighs, on average...
  • NM: "Universal Background Checks" Stopped in New Mexico Legislature

    03/22/2017 4:16:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Michael Bloomberg has continued to pump money into state politics to find ways to infringe on the Second Amendment. His latest attempt was stopped in New Mexico on Monday, 13 March, 2017.  A key vote against the measure came form Representative Eliseo Alcon (D) Milan. From nmpolitics.com: A legislative committee on Monday effectively killed a bill to expand background checks for gun purchases — an issue that drew large crowds to the Capitol as well as big campaign contributions and intense lobbying and advertising. The House Judiciary Committee voted 7-6 to table House Bill 548 after a lengthy hearing....
  • Germany rejects arms exports to Turkey

    03/21/2017 8:03:51 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    KOM News ^ | 21 March 2017 | none stated
    German national parliament Berlin, Germany (Photo: Jorge Royan). Germany has rejected more requests for arms exports to Turkey during the past 5 months than in five years between 2010 and 2015, German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Tuesday.The sharp increase in rejections, mainly handguns, ammunition and parts needed in weapons production, is due to “the risk of a deployment in the context of internal repression or the Kurdish conflict,” according to a written response by State Secretary Matthias Machnig to a question posed by lawmaker Jan van Aken.“Respect for human rights is a matter of particular importance for arms export...
  • Water Hazard and Murphy at Ranch in 2017

    03/21/2017 2:21:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    At the Ranch in Arizona, I keep water trickling for a water hole. It is the only reliable water for about three miles in any direction.  I have a game camera there, and sometimes obtain interesting photographs, like the bobcat and coyote interaction above from a couple of months ago.  The water hole is about 15 yards from the backstop of the pistol range.  Some of the water pipe was exposed over the last few years. My bother and I were at the range, shooting 170 grain cast lead .40 caliber projectiles at a half silhouette steel target.   After...
  • National Safety Council: Accidental Firearm Deaths for 2015 the Lowest Since 1903

    03/21/2017 10:34:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/20/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    The latest “Injury Facts” report from the National Safety Council shows accidental firearm deaths in 2015 were the lowest they have been in any year since 1903. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) published figures from the report, showing that “fatal firearms accidents dropped 17 percent from 2014 to 2015 to 489.” Moreover, the figure of 489 accidental firearm deaths is so low, relatively speaking, that it represents “about three-tenths of 1 percent of the 146,571 total accidental deaths from all other listed causes.” Read it again and think about it — the number of accidental gun deaths in 2015...
  • Sen. Feinstein at Gorsuch Confirmation: NRA an ‘Extreme Organization

    03/21/2017 7:31:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/20/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    During the opening day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) called the NRA an “extreme organization” that stands in the way of getting “military-style assault weapons off our streets.” Feinstein’s NRA comment came after she voiced her expectations that the Supreme Court will have final say on air and water pollution and just before she addressed employers who “[discriminate] against workers.” CSPAN 2 aired Feinstein’s comments: “It is the Supreme Court that will have final word … [on] whether the NRA and other extreme organizations will be able to block common sense gun...
  • Situational Awareness: Clerk has gun Ready When Robber Points Pistol (video)

    03/21/2017 6:26:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In this interesting video of an attempted robbery, the clerk's situational awareness allows him to respond quickly. The shooting occurred on March 10, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The clerk is suspicious of the customer coming in the door with his hand hidden. The clerk draws his semi-auto from his right side back pocket.  The lack of a holster is a good clue to a lack of training. Store personnel armed themselves after three armed robberies in a year. Link to video: In the video, I was only able to detect two shots.  One can be heard as the suspect...
  • Semi-auto Grenade Launcher, Explosions, and the Gunny

    03/21/2017 5:26:44 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 33 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/21/2017 | C Bailey
    Grenade! Everybody loves grenades, things that goes kaboom including the Gunny. But there are usually two separate groups you can fall into when talking about these awesome balls of explosives. One group is that: people whose only experience with grenades comes from video games like James Bond, Call of Duty, and Halo. Realistic, no, but enough to know they are super cool and effective. The other group, of course, consists of military servicemen and woman who have been specially trained and taught on all the actual ins and outs of grenades and anything that will launch them. (M-203) Most people...
  • Massad Ayoob: 5 Things To Know After A Defensive Shooting

    Never forget that when you shoot someone, however necessarily and justifiably, you look an awful lot like a killer and he looks an awful lot like a victim. The stereotype can take hold quickly if you don’t act to let the authorities – from the first responding officer to the designated lead investigator – know what happened. The old saying “You only get one chance to make a first impression” is absolutely true here. Decades ago, I developed a five-point checklist of things I feel the righteous shooter needs to establish as soon as possible in the aftermath. It has...
  • Nazis Are Taking Over. It’s Time For Liberals To Start Buying Guns (Here we go)

    03/20/2017 3:15:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Modern Liberals ^ | March 19, 2017 | Manny Schewitz
    Guns have been a problem for the left for many years. Our country has a long history with firearms, and much of it has been troubling. We have had many mass shootings, and the NRA has pushed guns down our throats for years. They wanted you to believe that President Clinton and President Obama were going to take your weapons away as part of some vast conspiracy to round people up and put them in communist Muslim reeducation camps. Things have changed. We now have a president who is friendly with the authoritarian regime in Russia, and who winks at...
  • Cat M4 cleaning tool - AR15

    03/20/2017 11:21:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/20/2017 | J Hines
    I know that we all love having fun shooting our AR's but when its over, its time to get to the business of cleaning. Having a specific tool like the CAT M4 is an invaluable piece to have so you can get into the nooks and crannies of your bolt carrier group. With this tool you can clean your firing pin and the chamber area where the firing pin sits. It can still be done without this tool, but with a CAT M4 handy it makes your life easier. Has anyone use this or similar AR15 cleaning tool? Read...
  • Report: Sharp increase in gun permits issued in Connecticut last year

    03/20/2017 10:36:09 AM PDT · by Puppage
    WTNH Television ^ | 03/20/2017 | Puppage
    EW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Many more people applied for gun permits last year than the year before. According to the Norwich Bulletin, there was a 73 percent jump during that period. Some believe it’s partly because of last year’s presidential election. The paper reports the increase was for pistol permit applications from 2015 to 2016. The reason is fear…but not fear of violence and crime. The best guess is that all those people suddenly wanted guns because they were afraid of Democrats. At least what Democrats might do to their second amendment rights. That fear made for a big increase....
  • Twitter: NY U.S. Senator Gillibrand Believes Gun "Silencers" Completely Silence a Shot

    03/20/2017 10:39:30 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
  • Judge Claims to Support Second Amendment, Just not the "Bear" part

    03/20/2017 8:35:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S. District Court Judge Walter H. Rice In a recent article in Military.com, senior federal judge Walter H. Rice was quoted. The judge has been with the District Court since 1980.  His opinion about federal jurisdiction over legal carry on federal facilities is correct as to the state of current law, as far as I have determined. At the moment, federal officials can bar the carry of private arms at their facilities with proper signage. But it was the statement of the judge's personal opinion about the Second Amendment that was interesting. Judge Price said he supported the Second...
  • How NOT to shoot a Short Barreled Shotgun

    03/20/2017 5:54:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/20/2017 | R Chastain
    Don't let this happen to you! There are some really short guns in the world, and when you grab one with both hands, there is often a tendency to hold the gun farther forward than you should. In this short video, Hickock45 gives some good advice about shooting short barrel guns, as he demonstrates with a sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun. The cloud of meat (hot dog) spraying away from the muzzle could have been part of his finger, had he been less wise. Even for those of us who know better, this is a good graphic reminder of what not...
  • Brevard maker of American-style AK-47 rifles seeks to expand

    03/20/2017 2:23:28 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 50 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 19, 2017 | Associated Press
    PALM BAY — Just down the road from a Krispy Krunchy fried chicken store, in a nondescript Brevard County business park, a 60,000-square-foot factory produces about 2,500 AK-47 rifles a month. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Ulrich "Uli" Wiegand, a German immigrant who started the company called Inter Ordinance Inc., sees a bright future for the American-made version of the Kalashnikov, the classic Soviet-bloc weapon with the iconic banana-shaped ammo magazine. It is the world's most popular weapon. There were as many as 150 million Kalashnikovs as of 2012, according to Aaron Karp, senior consultant to the Small Arms...
  • LGTB group launches campaign against national reciprocity

    03/19/2017 5:01:51 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 77 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 17 Mar 17 | Christen Smith
    Gays Against Guns, an LGTB gun violence prevention group, launched its first ad campaign Thursday against the concealed carry reciprocity proposals pending in Congress. The latest demonstration from the group, founded in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting last year, features 20 advertisements shot in cities across the country depicting a protester holding a sign that reads “Not in my city” or “Not in my office,” among other randomly chosen locations. A second protester stands in the background, covered in a white veil, representing a victim of gun violence, the group says. H.R. 38 and S. 446 would bring...
  • Video of Black Florida Concealed Handgun Permit Holder Saving life of White Sheriff Deputy

    03/19/2017 5:31:27 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 13 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | March 19, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    On March 15th, 2017, the Florida State Attorney's Office released a video of Ashad Russell, a Florida resident with a concealed handgun permit, fatally shooting another man, Edward Strother, who was attacking a Lee County, Florida Sheriff Deputy Dean Bardes. Prosecutors had cleared Russell of criminal charges on February 15th, 2017. The shooting was found justified because the deputy's life was determined to be in danger. The case stems from an incident that occurred on November 15, 2016. The Florida State Attorney's Office just released cell phone video of the event. Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott wrote this on his...
  • Man killed at Paris airport used lead-shot [sic] pistol to try to take soldier hostage...

    03/18/2017 6:37:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    L A Times ^ | 03/18/2017 | Kim Willsher
    One of France’s main airports was evacuated and flights disrupted for hours Saturday after a man wrestled a soldier to the ground and snatched her automatic rifle, telling her colleagues “there will be deaths.” The 39-year-old assailant, identified by authorities as Ziyed Ben Belgacem, was known to France’s intelligence services as a possible Islamist extremist. Hours before the airport attack, he wounded a police officer with a 9-millimeter lead-shot pistol during a traffic stop and later opened fire in a bar without hitting anyone, Francois Molins, the Paris prosecutor, said at an evening news conference.
  • S.C. Rep. Duncan defends gun silencer bill from New York criticism

    03/18/2017 10:13:37 AM PDT · by upchuck · 2 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | March 14, 2017 | DONOVAN HARRELL
    South Carolina GOP Rep. Jeff Duncan defended his proposal to ease restrictions on gun silencers after a New York senator went on a tweet storm to disparage the legislation. “I’m fighting back against bills (backed by the Trump admin) that’d make it easy for criminals to buy gun silencers,” tweeted Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, with a link to a New York Post story about her comments. Duncan’s Hearing Protection Act, introduced in January, aims to make gun silencers more easily available to hunters and other gun owners. Under current regulations, silencers face a $200 transfer tax and are classified in...
  • PA: Police Department Destroys $25,000 of Legal Guns

    03/18/2017 9:31:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Image courtesy Abington Police In Pennsylvania, Abington police destroyed 185 guns they had been collecting since 1998. From abingtonpd.org: In January, 2017 Abington Police disposed of 185 guns that had accumulated in secure evidence storage since 1998. The guns were ones that had been surrendered to APD for disposal or that otherwise could not be returned to a qualified owner. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office obtained a court order for APD authorizing the disposal of these guns and on January 26, 2017 these guns were disposed of under the watchful eyes of Abington Police Evidence Custodians. The guns were...
  • Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly Target Arizona with New Gun Control Group

    03/18/2017 7:36:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/17/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On Thursday, Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly announced their newest spinoff, Arizona Coalition for Common Sense, which will be in place to push more gun control on Arizonans. The Arizona Coalition for Common Sense follows the Veterans Coalition for Common Sense, the latter of which is currently fighting for a gun ban for military veterans. Giffords and Kelly’s main gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), is currently fighting against national reciprocity for law-abiding citizens and is also fighting against deregulation of firearm suppressors for law-abiding citizens. As part of their fight against suppressors, ARS suggests the devices do...
  • Governor vetoes bills trying to loosen gun laws

    03/18/2017 6:15:05 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 26 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 18 mar 2017
    PIERRE | South Dakota's Republican governor on Friday vetoed a pair of bills that would have loosened restrictions on carrying concealed guns in the conservative state. Gov. Dennis Daugaard had warned he would veto the bills — one to let people carry concealed handguns without a permit, the other to allow concealed weapons in the Capitol building. Daugaard has said the state's current gun laws are reasonable. "As a longtime member of the NRA, I support the right to bear arms," Daugaard said in his veto letter for the permitless carry bill. "It is paramount that our state protect the...
  • Black father livestreams the moment he was KILLED by cops: Tennessee man records...

    03/18/2017 5:44:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 18, 2017 | James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Black father livestreams the moment he was KILLED by cops: Tennessee man records his own fatal shooting on Facebook Live during traffic stop confrontation A Tennessee man livestreamed his own fatal shooting by a police officer on Facebook during a traffic stop on Thursday as his fiancee watched helplessly. Rodney James Hess, 36, was acting erratically and had attempted to hit cops with his car 'at least twice' before he was killed at around 2:15pm, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation told NBC News. In the video streamed on Facebook Live from a roadside in Alamo, Tennessee, Hess can...