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  • You Can Get Charged With Murder For Defensive Gun Use -- Even In A 'Stand Your Ground' State

    05/21/2017 10:46:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 70 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 21, 2017 | George Leef
    Since American citizens have the right to keep and bear arms (not just law enforcement officials, as gun control advocates maintain), it would seem to follow that they’re entitled to use their weapons when they are threatened. More than a century ago, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that in Beard v. United States, where the first Justice Harlan wrote that the defendant, who had been convicted of manslaughter for killing a man in a violent dispute, was not obliged to retreat, not to consider whether he could safely retreat, but was entitled to stand his ground, and meet any attack...
  • A Light Case of Shell Shock

    05/19/2017 5:03:25 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/19/2017 | Bob Shell
    By developing a lighter, two-piece case with steel and aluminum, Shell Shock Technologies has begun to capture a share of the factory ammunition and reloading market. We live in an age where all types of novel ammo and reloading components are coming to the market. That is good news for shooters, as many of these products are legitimate improvements over previous offerings. One company, Shell Shock Technologies, has recently released 9mm cases using manufacturing methods not previously used, at least to my knowledge. What sets Shell Shock apart is that the company produces a two-piece case made from nickel steel....
  • Sons of Guns reality star who raped two underage girls is sentenced to life in prison

    05/12/2017 5:01:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 11, 2017 | Staff
    Former reality TV star Will Hayden has been sentenced to life in prison for raping two girls in Louisiana. The 51-year-old was sentenced on Thursday to two life sentences, plus 40 years to run consecutively, and he will not be eligible for probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.
  • Caught on Camera: Concealed Carrier Shoots and Kills Armed Car Jacker [VIDEO]

    05/11/2017 8:53:02 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    tribunist.com ^ | May 11, 2017
    An unnamed motorist at a gas station in Elmwood Park, Illinois, shot and killed a would-be carjacker in early April, the whole event being caught on the station’s security cameras. However, police say the motorist acted in self defence and will not be charged for the incident.
  • Parents slam Ohio middle school after they suspended their seventh grade son for 10 DAYS....

    05/09/2017 2:24:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 9, 2017 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Parents slam Ohio middle school after they suspended their seventh grade son for 10 DAYS because he 'liked' an Instagram photo of an airsoft gun A seventh grader in Ohio was suspended from his middle school for 10 days after liking a photo of a gun on Instagram. Zachary Bowlin was given the harsh punishment from staff at Edgewood Middle School in Trenton after he liked the social media post showing an airsoft gun that shoots pellets with the caption: 'Ready'. 'I liked it, scrolling down Instagram at night about 7, 8 o'clock I liked it,' Zachary told...
  • As Chicago gangs escalate to rifles: Answering a new danger to cops and civilians (barf alert)

    05/09/2017 4:36:26 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 09 may 2017
    Chicago police are used to facing the possibility of death every time they put on their badges. But it's safe to assume they paid special attention to the alert on police radio channels Monday advising them to "expect a heightened presence of Satan Disciples" in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the city's Southwest Side. The real news: "This gang is in possession of numerous military-style rifles that are capable of piercing police protection." Shootings in Chicago, as in most places, are usually done with handguns, which have the advantage of being relatively inexpensive and easy to conceal. But in recent...
  • Texas Senate OKs allowing guns in parked cars at schools

    05/08/2017 2:19:27 PM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    keyetv ^ | May 8, 2017 | AP
    The Texas Senate has approved allowing concealed carry permit holders to have guns in their locked cars parked outside schools... It is aimed at teachers who have licenses to carry concealed handguns and want to keep guns in their cars while at work. State law bans guns on school grounds.
  • Penebaker: Concealed carry bill would make Wisconsin a more dangerous place (barf alert)

    05/08/2017 10:13:30 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 29 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 08 mmay 2017
    --(snip)"In Wisconsin, we experienced more than 600 gun deaths in 2015 alone, and nearly 70% of those gun deaths were gun suicides like my mom. Southeastern Wisconsin, particularly Milwaukee, has experienced a deadly amount of gun violence that claimed the lives of 250 people from 2015 to 2016, according to the Journal Sentinel. These aren’t just statistics, these numbers represent the pain that nearly 600 families have endured, families that now join the loneliest club. When you see these numbers and then you meet the families behind the statistics, you understand that the deadly epidemic of gun violence is more...
  • When burglars tried to break in, he grabbed his gun – and snapped a pic

    05/07/2017 8:25:06 AM PDT · by Baynative · 50 replies
    Yourcentralvalley ^ | 5/3/17 | DOUG CRISS
    (CNN) - A California homeowner exercised his right to bear arms -- and take pictures -- after a group of people tried to break into his home. Yan Zhang of Chino Hills was at home with his wife and children when five people tried to enter the house through a balcony in the back. Zhang grabbed his gun, told his wife to hide the kids and then went to work.
  • The NRA Is Selling Insurance To Gun Oowners Willing To Shoot In Self Defense

    05/06/2017 4:46:07 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-6-2017 | Alex Yablon and Mike Spies, The Trace
    (The Trace) — First, the National Rifle Association worked to let gun owners carry firearms in public. Then it fought to pass laws that say gun carriers can open fire to stop a perceived threat, even when retreat is possible. Now that the NRA has expanded the legal right to armed self defense, it’s muscling into the niche industry that’s arisen to help Americans deal with the costly consequences of actually exercising it. This week, the group unveiled insurance plans that it says will help defray the legal costs that can arise from shooting another person. As the NRA prepares...
  • Dems Oppose Concealed Carry Reciprocity [semi-satire]

    05/06/2017 3:05:59 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 May 2017 | John Semmens
    Legislation backed by Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) known as “national concealed carry reciprocity,” would require states that issue permits allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons to recognize such permits from other states. “The intent is to simplify the process for law-abiding gun owners when they travel to other states,” Cornyn said. “A gun permit issued by a state would be valid in other states just like a state-issued driver’s license.” Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va) announced his opposition, saying that “families have been torn apart by gun violence. Enough is enough. This tragic...
  • GUNNING FOR GATORS (Guns & Swamp People)

    05/06/2017 1:52:58 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies
    tactical-life ^ | Mar 17, 2013 | Jay Langston
    Since 1948, there have been more than 275 unprovoked alligator attacks on humans in Florida, of which at least 17 resulted in death. There were only nine fatal attacks in the U.S. throughout the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s, but alligators killed 12 people between 2001 and 2007. In May 2006, alligators killed three Floridians in less than a week. Those statistics were the furthest from my mind as I sat cross-legged with my elbows resting on my knees in the bow of a slowly moving jon boat. Trying to paint the gator’s eye with the EOTech MRDS as he floated...
  • Hearing Protection Act on the move but facing uphill struggle (video)

    05/06/2017 12:04:24 AM PDT · by RC one · 23 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 5/04/17 | Chris Eger
    A campaign on Capitol Hill to remove suppressors from National Firearms Act regulations is tracking but still has a long way to go before becoming law.Guns.com spoke with industry insiders about the Hearing Protection Act on the eve of the 146th National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta last week, who argued the measure has a fighting chance.“The Hearing Protection Act is alive and well in both the House and the Senate,” said Knox Williams, executive director of the American Suppressor Association. “It’s made tremendous strides, but it still has a long way to go.”The bill was introduced...
  • Cinco de Mayo, the U.S.A, and the NRA

    05/05/2017 10:05:59 AM PDT · by E-Mat · 10 replies
    Me | Quatro de Mayo | Me
    Maybe we should be celebrating Cinco De May more like this: Whereas Batalla de Puebla (Cinco De Mayo, 1862) was inconsequential to its eventual fall to the French and to the ultimate fall of Mexico. And whereas "the Congress of the United States are unwilling, by silence, to leave the nations of the world under the impression that they are indifferent spectators of the deplorable events now transpiring in the Republic of Mexico; and they therefore think fit to declare that it does not accord with the policy of the United States to acknowledge a monarchical government, erected on the...
  • 2nd Amendment Advocates, The Onus is On You, PROVE the Govt Can't Confiscate

    05/05/2017 9:14:08 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 86 replies
    Freep | Cinco de Mayo | CharlesOconnell
    If you believe that the government can't confiscate 200 million guns in a single year, you have never seen The Minority Report, you don't take account of high-tech that can locate your guns wherever they're locked away, technology that can see through walls as if they were open to air. I'm in the middle, I admire the self-reliant yeomanship of gun owners. At the same time, I listen to the other side. I knew of Gabrielle Giffords before she was shot. (I was reading about her because I wanted to understand the thinking of pro-abortion libertarians.) I got rid...
  • Texas House Committee Passes Landmark Constitutional Carry Bill

    05/05/2017 1:55:51 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 30 replies
    The Orange Leader ^ | May 1, 2017 | Orange Leader
    House Bill 1911 passed with a vote of 6-2 in the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety, allowing for the carry of handguns without a permit. Often called “Constitutional carry”, permitless carry is one of the eight priorities outlined by the Republican Party of Texas and is currently legal in fourteen states... HB 1911 will now move to the Calendars Committee where it will await scheduling for debate on the floor of the Texas House. Text of the legislation along with a record of actions taken can be found at www.capitol.state.tx.us.
  • Brace to Shoulder, BATFE no bolder

    05/04/2017 7:08:41 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/4/2017 | S Morstan
    Are you a fan of redesigning weapons? Let's re-phrase that, are you a fan of shouldering a pistol stabilizing brace? Such as the Sig Brace LoopHole. According to one open letter from BATFE just post SHOT Show 2015, those two were one in the same. Now, 72 hours before the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting, we can all breathe a sigh of relief: It’s not really considered a redesign, shifting the gun’s weight up the distance of your arm to peer down the sights. Here's a short excerpt of that letter: "These items are intended to improve accuracy by using the...
  • Nevadans for Background Checks shifting blame for its $20M mistake

    05/03/2017 10:33:27 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 14 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | May 2, 2017 | Victor Joecks
    It’s much easier to look for a scapegoat than admit you made a $20 million mistake. That’s what Nevadans for Background Checks tried to do during a Friday news conference that called on Attorney General Adam Laxalt to enforce its background-check initiative. Last fall’s Question 1 ballot initiative mandated background checks for private-party gun sales and transfers. The initiative writers could have required that Nevada perform the background checks for those transactions. Instead, they required licensed dealers to do them through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. “The reason it was written saying that NICS was going to...
  • Everyone Needs a good .22

    05/03/2017 5:08:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 58 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/3/2017 | Larry Case
    The new Savage A22 impresses with its accuracy and volume. Dotzie was telling me to hurry. Treed at the base of a big white oak, my little mountain cur barked impatiently to inform me there was a squirrel up above that required my undivided attention. Out of breath from hurrying to her side, it took me several minutes to spot the gray squirrel pinned to a limb. Still a little shaky, I pulled a miss on my first shot and the squirrel darted through the upper limbs to begin his high-wire act. I settled down by the third shot, and...
  • Live Fire Training

    05/02/2017 10:21:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/2/2017 | C Raleigh
    This live-fire exercise may use lethal ammo or just 'simunition' rounds. Now ask yourself if you'd be willing to stand in the line of fire. In this amazing look at what many tactical training exercise groups do to simulate performing under the incredible strain of live fire and worse, possible human shields, you'll get to see not only some great shooting, but alternately some brave men acting as warm bodies in "harms way." Simunition, or non-lethal training ammunition, has its place in military, law enforcement, and even civilian training. What do you all think? See the live fire training...