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  • The media plays dishonest numbers game with guns

    06/24/2017 8:54:27 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    A brand new PEW Research Center survey last week shows that gun ownership by households is up to 42 percent — an increase of 5 percentage points in the past four years. Yet, few mainstream media outlets announced the increase. In fact, the media goes out of its way to find polls claiming that Americans are turning away from guns. In my book, "War on Guns" the impression, the impression given by the media is that gun owners are a small, fringe group. Maybe they are hoping that this will have an impact on policy. As General Social Survey director...
  • UK: Deputy Chief Constable: Do not Arm Yourself, Run and Hide

    06/23/2017 5:49:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 50 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    English gun store In the U.K., the mere idea that licensed gun owners could be considered a resource to defend against terrorist attack, is off the table. A caller to a BBC radio show, a gun store owner and gun owner, asked Alison Hernandez, the Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner, a question.  What would be the repercussions of legal gun owners using guns to defend themselves in a terrorist attack? The Commissioner suggested that the idea should be examined. From “If there should ever be a terrorist attack, what happens if I and other people try to defend...
  • Ammo Storage Tips for Reliability When It Counts

    06/22/2017 5:25:26 PM PDT · by upchuck · 46 replies
    The Lodge ^ | June 15, 2017 | David Lewis
    Proper ammo storage can be the difference between function and failure. Use the tips in this guide to rest assured you can rely on your ammo when it matters most. Awesome, you have ammo. Now, if you’re not shooting it all in one range trip, how can you keep it to make sure your ammunition will fire reliably the next time you need it? Whether you’re keeping some hunting rounds on hand, stockpiling hard to find calibers or just want to be prepared for an end of the world scenario, it’s always great to have a stash of some sort....
  • For under $10 you can break into the Best Gun Safes

    06/22/2017 5:02:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 29 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/22/2017 | M Reeber
    When you spend lots of money on a gun safe, you’d imagine if it was theft proof. I can’t even begin to count the number of different gun safe brands out on the market right now. From super inexpensive options that are perfect for the hunting cabin, to extremely high-end super heavy duty safes that are a work of art on the outside, there's a gun safe for every application. As sad as it is, watch Tom from Secureit Gun Storage using a tool which only cost 10 bucks can get you into some of the heaviest gun safes. One...
  • The NRA Shuns a Second Amendment Martyr

    06/21/2017 9:19:40 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 79 replies
    Reason ^ | June 21, 2017
    Philando Castile did what you are supposed to do if you have a concealed-carry permit and get pulled over by police: He let the officer know he had a gun. Had Castile been less forthcoming, he would still be alive. Last Friday a Minnesota jury acquitted the cop who killed Castile of second-degree manslaughter, demonstrating once again how hard it is to hold police accountable when they use unnecessary force. The verdict also sends a chilling message to gun owners, since Castile is dead because he exercised his constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Jeronimo Yanez, an officer employed...
  • Review of “The Discovery and Conquest of Mexico” by Bernal Diaz

    06/21/2017 7:17:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 72 replies
    ammoland ^ | 20 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The American edition, published in 1956, 468 pages, Translated by A.P. MaudsleyThe Diaz account is the best history book that I have read. It has all the advantage of a first person account and reads like a well written adventure novel.The Discovery and Conquest of Mexico by Bernal Diaz del Castillo is the only extant first person account of the campaign under the command of Hernando Cortez from 1519 to 1520. The campaign resulted in the discovery and conquest of the Aztec civilization in Mexico.Cortez himself wrote five long letters to Carlos V in Spain. Parts of them are...
  • 6 Military Weapons you won’t believe are Real

    06/20/2017 5:57:01 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/20/2017 | C Bailey
    The Internet and video games like "Call of Duty" often have us questioning what's actually real when it comes mind-boggling firearms and weapons. Although unbelievable, these six military weapons are real… and awesome. Everything you see on the Internet is true, right? Unfortunately, that isn't always the case. So what about these amazing military weapons? These six incredible weapons all are actually real, and amazing all in their own way. Some had very few made, and one isn't technically a military weapon, but nonetheless, they will all blow your mind. See the rest of the 6 military weapons here.
  • The Heidar Is Iran’s Weird-Looking .50-Caliber Sniper Rifle: Look at that grip

    06/19/2017 12:15:03 PM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    War is Boring ^ | June 18, 2017 | Robert Beckhusen
    Iran regularly over-hypes its military technology, and in some cases, shows off bogus equipment for propaganda purposes. Iran’s military industry is also resourceful and produces interesting weapons which the Islamic republic then proliferates into very real conflicts. As a latter example, Iran in April 2017 revealed the .50-caliber, semi-automatic Heidar sniper rifle to coincide with the annual Iran Army Day, an event for showcasing new hardware. The odd-looking weapon is an anti-material rifle primarily designed to destroy equipment and vehicles.
  • Jeronimo 'The Cowardly HispanicCop' Yanez, Acquitted Of Mvrd3r Of Black passenger Philando Castile!

    06/19/2017 9:32:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    TNN NEWS RAW 2 ^ | June 19, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Jeronimo 'The Cowardly HispanicCop' Yanez, Acquitted Of Mvrd3r Of Black passenger Philando Castile!
  • U.S. Surveillance State Leads to Gun Arrests in Australia

    06/19/2017 6:51:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Australia has no Second Amendment, no Fourth Amendment, no Fifth Amendment, no First Amendment.  There is strong tradition and law that searches shall require warrants, and that people will not be forced to testify against themselves. There are only a few rights actually protected by the Australian Constitution, and they are weakly protected. In the following story, the information that lead to the searches and arrests came from the United States.  It wasn't about people purchasing anything illegal. It was about solvent traps. From More than 80 illegally imported guns have been seized during raids across the country...
  • Dems Respond to Attempted Massacre of GOP Lawmakers [semi-satire]

    06/17/2017 11:47:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 June 2017 | John Semmens
    This week's rifle assault by former Sanders for President volunteer James Hodgkinson on Republican members of congress practicing for the annual charity baseball game with their Democratic colleagues severely wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La) and injured several others. The assault had apparently been planned after the New York Times published the location of the GOP practice back in April. Law enforcement authorities profess themselves baffled and unable to conceive of a motive for the attack. Hodgkinson's Internet post asserting "Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It's Time To Destroy Trump & Co." and the fact...
  • Violent Liberalism Strikes Again

    06/16/2017 7:44:01 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 4 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 6/15/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    As I noted in 2015, almost all deadly gun violence in the U.S. occurs in large cities where liberal politics, policies, and personal practices reign supreme. And as I (and subsequently others) recently noted, most violent criminals in the U.S.—especially those with the largest body counts—have two things in common: broken homes and/or sexual deviancy. Again, as they preach “Do What Thou Wilt” in the sexual realm and wage war on the biblical family model, we find liberals and liberalism complicit. In addition, another act of dramatic gun violence leaves modern liberals longing for the ever-elusive gun- and religion-clinging right-wing...
  • Seattle gun tax failure? Firearm sales plummet, violence spikes after law passes

    06/16/2017 6:03:05 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15, 2017 | Dan Springer
    But since the tax took effect, those costs have only risen as gun violence in the city has surged. And the tax has apparently brought in much less than city leaders projected it would. “How much data do you need?” asked Dave Workman, senior editor of and member of the Second Amendment Foundation. “The data says the law has failed to prevent what they promised it would prevent.” [Snip] Seattle City Councilman Tim Burgess introduced the tax in 2015. It puts a $25 tax on every firearm sold in the city and up to 5 cents per round of...
  • NBC News Explains the Difference Between a Pistol and a Rifle

    06/14/2017 7:51:25 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 14, 2017
    NBC has a firearms "expert" on explaining "difference" in rate of fire in semi-auto pistols and semi-auto rifles. NBC News special reportAnd now you know ...
  • The Confederate Flag was blamed for Charleston SC shooting, but Bernie not blamed?

    06/14/2017 2:44:28 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    I remember that the entire nation was in an uproar when that scumbag who murdered innocent Christian worshippers at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. The media and politicians made it an even bigger deal when the scum was pictured with a Confederate flag. Amazon quit selling anything with the image, Nikki Haley took the flag down from the state capitol, and the flag was demonized. Yet today, a wannabe killer with MULTIPLE ties to liberal causes is found to be wishing DEATH to Republicans, conservatives, and President Trump. No one is calling for a ban on his symbols.
  • Shooter of Congressional Republicans rifle already being called "high-powered."

    06/14/2017 2:25:02 PM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 180 replies
    Fox News | 14 June 2017 | Ralph W. Davis
    Listening to Fox News, the gun the shooter used has been identified as an SKS with 7.62 X 39 ammo, with a scope, and called a "high powered rifle." Of course an SKS is not high powered, or particularly accurate....but the ignorance, fear, and bias of the Media--even on Fox--is already coming out--to pound the drum against the 2nd Amendment.
  • Would you take your Friends Shooting?

    06/14/2017 10:46:13 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/14/2017 | E Nestor
    So you're the guy thats referred to as the “armorer” by all your friends because you have all the guns. But if all your friends ask you to take them shooting, would you? As you know this can be quite costly. This video shared on Facebook by Themanspot shows what happens when we let friends shoot our guns. We go broke. You'll feel the pain of this hysterical video. This is what can happen when your friend has friends in town that want to shoot your guns. Well you stand back and watch the dollar bills get blasted out of...
  • Congress baseball gunman was a Trump-hating Bernie supporter: Hero cops kill...

    06/14/2017 9:27:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 14, 2017 | Jennifer Smith and David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor For
    FULL TITLE: Congress baseball gunman was a Trump-hating Bernie supporter: Hero cops kill white Illinois man, 66, who opened fire on Republican lawmakers with an assault rifle, leaving four injured The gunman who opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball practice session this morning has been identified as a Trump-hating Bernie Sanders supporter. Sixty-six-year-old James T. Hodgkinson from Belleville, Illinois, was killed by Capitol Police after firing up to 100 rounds from an assault rifle at a baseball park in Alexandria, Virginia, leaving four injured including House Majority Leader Steve Scalise. Hodgkinson was a staunch Bernie Sanders supporter and campaigned...
  • Florida Expands Legal Protections for Those Who Fire a Gun in Self-Defense

    06/13/2017 12:57:22 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 12 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/13/2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    NRA says law 'restores the right of the presumption of innocence and the right of self-defense'! On Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed into law new legal protections for individuals who defend themselves with firearms. Senate Bill 128 shifts the burden of proof requirement from the accused to state prosecutors during certain legal proceedings when someone claims he fired a gun in self-defense. The law, which goes into effect immediately, requires that state prosecutors present evidence to overcome a defendant's claim that they employed a justifiable use of force. If the prosecutors can't show "clear and convincing evidence" that...
  • Experiencing "Real Gun Culture" is what Chinese Tourists wants

    06/07/2017 4:50:23 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/7/2017 | D Maccar
    You don't hear too many tourists coming to the United States to shoot firearms. But it is a fact according to the U.S. Travel/Trade, its in many of the wealthy Chinese tourists buckets of things to do in the U.S. In China, you cannot own a firearm, air rifle or even a toy gun. Having a toy gun can land you some jail time. Which obviously has created an odd tourism opportunity here. Enter Dickson Wong, who is a marksman with a deep interest in firearms. He arranges tours for groups of chinese tourists who are gun enthusiasts to travel...