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    07/21/2017 5:56:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/21/2017 | J Hines
    YouTube channel TAOFLEDERMAUS encourages its viewers to send in handmade ammunition to practice shooting with. In one of their videos, one viewer called Sam came up with the idea to create glass shotgun slugs and sent them in. Basically they wanted to see whether the glass slugs would survive the intense shock of being shot out of a gun and hit what they’re aiming at. You might think that firing something made of glass wouldn’t work very well. The creator of these glass slugs did a great job and to add to its destructive capabilities, there’s a nail hidden inside...
  • Evan F. Moore: NRA ad nothing but anti-liberal rhetoric

    07/20/2017 6:22:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The La Junta Tribune-Democrat ^ | July 20, 2017 | Evan F. Moore
    When it comes to propaganda, the lines can become blurred rather quickly. And in this day and age where people respond to facts based on their partisan politics, trying to separate truth from lies can have dangerous consequences. In late June, the National Rifle Association, an advocacy group for gun owners and 2nd Amendment rights, released an ad all but calling for an open rebellion against those who opposed their rhetoric. “They use their media to assassinate real news. They use their schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler,” says conservative commentator Dana Loesch in the ad....
  • Australian Government Use Dakota Arms as Amnesty Example – Part 5

    07/20/2017 1:13:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    National Firearms Amnesty Newspaper Ad Arizona -( I was seated in the Eykamp farm kitchen in NSW, Australia when Donald Eykamp stormed in and shoved a paper in my face. “Look at this!” He exclaimed. “That is a Dakota rifle! One of the most expensive production rifles in the world!  They cost $5,000 each. Look at the ebony fore end, the wrap around checkering, the grip cap, the classic peep sight, the short fore end, the inside the trigger guard magazine release, the Model 70 end of the receiver! Not one of these rifles have ever been used in...
  • Australian woman shot by police: This is how U.S. gun control stacks up to the rest of the world

    07/20/2017 10:36:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 7/20/2017 | John Donohue
    An Australian woman living in Minnesota has prompted outrage in her home country, which has among the strictest gun-control laws in the world. As The Associated Press reports, Damond's relatives and friends are demanding answers about her death at the hands of Minneapolis police last weekend. The debate over Damond's death has also shone a light on the way the United States regulates access to guns compared to the rest of the world. Below, Stanford University Law professor John Donohue delves into some of those differences and examines their effectiveness.
  • LA County melted down 4,971 guns into rebar this week (VIDEO)

    07/20/2017 9:58:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies ^ | July 20, 2017 | Chris Eger
    “These weapons will never be on our streets unlawfully in the hands of criminals,” said Sheriff Jim McDonnell as the guns were melted at a Rancho Cucamonga steel mill. The guns, collected across Los Angeles County by 14 different departments included 2,778 from the LASD and 2,193 from outside agencies. Among the total destroyed in the 24th annual event were 3,520 pistols and revolvers as well as 1,451 rifles and shotguns. “The collection of weapons here today can be credited to the solid efforts of law enforcement officers throughout Los Angeles County,” McDonnell said. “They will not be used...
  • Concealed handgun permits surging, blacks, women lead growth

    07/20/2017 6:59:59 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2017
    Concealed handgun permits in the United States soared by 1.83 million since last July, setting a record for the fourth consecutive year, according to an analysis released Thursday. That brings the total number of concealed handgun permit holders in the country to 16.3 million, with some of the biggest increases occurring among women and African-Americans, the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) said.
  • He didn’t like the AT&T trucks parked in front of his home. So he shot them.

    07/20/2017 3:59:28 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 19, 2017 | Carli Teproff
    He didn't like the AT&T work trucks in front of his Hialeah home, so Jorge Jove retrieved his revolver and began shooting out the tires and the engine, police said. Cell phone video rolled as Jove, 64, calmly walked around the first truck and shot at all four tires. The sound of the air coming out of the tires followed the blast. Jove then walked to the second bucket truck and began shooting at the front of it, reloading the gun several times. Meanwhile, one of the AT&T workers could be heard calling police to report the shooting.
  • Lawsuit Alleges Agency Told Grandfather to Give Up Gun Rights to Foster His Grandson

    07/19/2017 5:21:32 PM PDT · by Hadean · 9 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 19, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    A lawsuit filed in federal court on Monday alleges the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) violated the gun rights of foster parents. Caseworkers from MDHHS and a county judge told William Johnson of Ontonagon, Mich., that he had to choose between his Second Amendment rights and fostering his grandson, according to a complaint filed with the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The 54-year-old Johnson is a retired, disabled Marine with a Michigan Concealed Pistol License. He and his wife were asked by the state of Michigan to foster their grandson. According to...
  • Women and Minorities Bear Arms: They are fueling growth in concealed handgun permits

    07/19/2017 3:46:19 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 19, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    Each year brings a new record increase in the number of concealed handgun permits. The rate of growth in permits among women and minorities has far outpaced growth among white men. The data paint a picture of incredibly law-abiding permit holders, the vast majority living outside America’s insular media capitals. A new report from the Crime Prevention Research Center shows that there are now more than 16.3 million concealed handgun permits in the U.S., up 1.83 million since last July. Far more people carry guns today than in 2007, when there were only 4.6 million permits. Thirteen states now no...
  • Australian Gun Culture: “Safe Storage” and Registration: Part Four

    07/19/2017 12:35:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Donald Eykamp in farm shop. Arizona -( The Australian gun law requires two things that are often cited as “common sense” by those without an understanding of everyday gun use.They are universal gun registration and “safe storage”.  Both have been weaponized against gun owners in Australia. They are an object lesson of what to avoid for those fighting for the right to arms in America and elsewhere. Registration does nothing to prevent crime. Both New Zealand and Canada had extensive gun registration schemes similar to Australia's. Both concluded that gun registration is costly and not effective in preventing crime....
  • Don't try this at the Range

    07/19/2017 5:17:44 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/19/2017 | E Nestor
    Well, different strokes for different folks… This shocking gun range fail video will make you cringe. Gun range safety is no laughing matter, although these Russian fellows in a Facebook video shared by Pop smoke sure seem to think so. Watching this video, I just want to scream at the monitor. With fellow shooters downrange, other shooters fire off rounds into their targets. Afterwards, the shooters all have a good laugh. How is this funny?! They are dealing with firearms that need to be used and respected for their power and lasting affects. This is not airsoft. This is high-velocity...
  • Pennsylvania Allows Guns and Knives in Schools for Lawful Purposes

    07/19/2017 2:04:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -( In Pennsylvania, it is illegal to possess a weapon on school grounds. There are broad exceptions. From 18 Pa.C.S. 912(c): (c) Defense.–It shall be a defense that the weapon is possessed and used in conjunction with a lawful supervised school activity or course or is possessed for other lawful purpose. The words are clear. The meaning is plain.  As a father, Andrew Goslin brought a pocketknife to school and showed it to school administrators to demonstrate the silliness of their no pocketknives policy.The police were called, Goslin was arrested. The case went all the way to the...
  • Far-Fetched Suit to Block Concealed Carry On Texas Campuses Gets Tossed Out

    07/18/2017 9:28:05 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 17, 2017 | George Leef
    It is a measure of how entitled many college professors think themselves that a group of professors at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) felt so annoyed that the state legislature ignored their protests and feelings that they filed a lawsuit against a law. The law in question allows people who have permits to carry concealed handguns on campus and inside most buildings on state university buildings. That law (“Campus Carry Law”) was signed by Governor Abbott in June, 2015 and took effect August 16, 2016. Before the law had taken effect, three UT professors (Jennifer Glass, Lisa Moore,...
  • Michigan County Clerk Stops Illegal Weapons Ban at Her Building

    07/18/2017 12:18:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -( – On Friday, June 27th, Karen Spranger went to work as the County Clerk in Macomb County, Michigan. When she arrived at 0730, the metal detection machinery and the armed guards had been removed. She had filed a lawsuit to make this occur.  She had not been notified it would happen.In Michigan, public buildings are not allowed to forbid the exercise of Second Amendment rights, with an exception for court rooms or other official space used for official court business.From Security measures at the Macomb County Clerk and Register of Deeds office at the Talmer building...
  • 17 Year Old Girl Pulls Gun On UNWANTED INTRUDE

    07/18/2017 7:19:49 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July18,2017 | Brock Simmons
    “I fired a shot at him, cause I didn’t want him coming back” says 17 year old Kimber Wood, describing the action when a man on the run from the law KHQ Reports: It’s an unbelievable story that started as a pursuit with Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies. They made a traffic stop in North Spokane County, but they driver they were stopping took off. Deputies spent hours looking for him, and we reported that on the Wake Up Show Monday morning. It turns out Wood’s boyfriend was watching our newscast. He called her to say there may be a bad...
  • 10 Vintage Revolvers to bring you back to the Spaghetti Western Days

    07/18/2017 6:07:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/18/2017 | D Smith
    Here are 10 drool-worthy photos showing old “spaghetti” western revolvers as still-life works of art. Colt Walker Smith & Wesson 29 Colt Peacemaker Teddy Roosevelt’s Smith & Wesson Model 3 What are your favorites?, See the rest of the spaghetti western revolvers here.
  • California struggles to implement new gun-control measures

    07/18/2017 6:25:19 AM PDT · by Hadean · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    California has faced a number of setbacks in implementing the state's latest gun-control measures, causing a number of deadlines to be pushed back and leaving some measures in legal limbo. After passing laws that expand the definition of "assault weapon" and make it illegal to possess gun magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition, the state is facing myriad problems in trying to enforce the new laws. The first trouble came when the California Department of Justice (DOJ) attempted to draft their plan to register all of the rifles in California which have "bullet button" reloading devices...
  • Media shows its true colors on guns at women’s march

    07/17/2017 6:55:52 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/17/17
    Gun control advocates keep claiming that guns are only used to kill people and that people should just rely on the police to protect them. But gun controllers’ actions keep showing that they don’t believe that. When it comes to their safety, they understand that guns save lives. Guns are for them, not the untrusted, unwashed masses. Over the weekend, Women’s March leaders, such as co-president Linda Sarsour, were walking around with private armed security. Given that local police were already present at the demonstration, one wonders why couldn’t police provide sufficient protection? After all, the police were just yards...
  • California Finds That New Gun Laws are Easier to Pass Than Enact

    07/17/2017 12:55:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Trace ^ | July 17, 2017 | Michael McLaughlin
    For advocates of stricter gun laws, a sweeping package of new legislation signed by California’s governor in July 2016 — and a similar set of measures approved by the state’s voters in a referendum four months later — served as rare bright spots in a year that they would otherwise rather forget. The new restrictions included an expanded version of the state’s assault weapons ban, designed to close a loophole that had been exploited just months earlier by ISIS-inspired gunmen; a prohibition on owning high-capacity magazines; and a requirement for background checks on sales of ammunition. California’s beefed-up laws came...
  • Florida Open Carry Case Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

    07/17/2017 12:02:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    ammoland ^ | 13 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Dale Norman open carry case in Florida has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Most cases that are appealed to the Supreme Court are refused. The case started back in 2012, when Dale Lee Norman walked down the street with his pistol showing.  He had recently obtained his concealed carry permit, and did not realize that his firearm was completely exposed.  He was convicted of the open carry of a firearm.  His case was appealed to the 4th Circuit court of appeals. The state Advocate General fought very hard to keep the case from being appealed. The...