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  • Erich Pratt: Gun Owners of America Fights for AR-15s Before Supreme Court

    09/28/2017 6:15:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 9/27/2017 | Erich Pratt
    An Oklahoma man uses his AR-15 to kill three armed intruders in his home. A very petite mother chases three burglars out of her home simply by racking the slide of her AR-15. A concealed carry holder, sitting on the front porch of his Houston home, grabs his AR-15 rifle to defend himself against a drive-by-shooting attack — killing two of the goons and hospitalizing the third. Each of these gun owners faced multiple attackers. Each utilized a standard capacity magazine, equipped with multiple rounds. Sounds pretty cut-and-dry, right? Well, herein lies the controversy. Each defender employed a weapon that...
  • Tested: The 22 Nosler

    06/26/2017 10:54:50 PM PDT · by RC one · 15 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | Friday, June 23, 2017 | Aaron Carter
    Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower,” believed the late Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple, Inc. It’s obvious that Nosler, Inc., subscribes to this philosophy as well; since 2014, the year that the 26 Nosler made its debut, the Bend, Ore., company has introduced a total of five new cartridges. Outside of the early 2000s, when Winchester and Remington were embroiled in a frenzied ballistics battle, such a flurry of activity is somewhat unusual—makers of proprietary and wildcat cartridges notwithstanding, of course. Of the new Nosler namesakes, the .22 caliber is arguably the most...
  • .223 Used to Rescue Relatives Next Door, two Invaders Shot, 1 Killed

    05/14/2017 4:19:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 63 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 9 May, 2017, a Houston family underwent a home invasion nightmare. Sometime in the early morning hours, twin 19 year old brothers woke to their parents screaming while being beat and held hostage by four armed home invaders. The stories do not say exactly what the four invaders were armed with. At least one had a pistol, because the father and the twins were "pistol whipped". The mother and 10 year old sister were held hostage.  The robbers demanded jewelry and money. From HOUSTON – A man came to the rescue when his relatives next door were...
  • Ammo ban? NRA warns it's more than bullets ('You're left holding your gun making pew-pew...)

    03/21/2015 8:52:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    WND ^ | March 21, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    The federal bureaucracy, in the form of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, recently announced a ban on ammunition used in AR-15 rifles, which are among the most common firearms in America, but then suddenly backed off. So breathe a sigh of relief and move on? Not if you like the Second Amendment, according to a National Rifle Association commentator. Colion Noir, a practicing attorney who graduated from the University of Houston, has been described by the Los Angeles Times as someone who doesn’t fit the stereotype of NRA members: “Old, fat, white guys.” “At 29, he’s not...
  • ATF raises new concerns about AR-15 ammo (ATF Director: All 5.56 Ammo Pose Threat)

    03/12/2015 11:39:08 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 109 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 12, 2015 | 12:44 pm | Paul Bedard
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Thursday raised new concerns about surplus military ammo used in popular AR-15 rifles and pistols just days after pulling back on a proposal to ban the ammo because it could threaten police safety. In a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, ATF Director B. Todd Jones said all types of the 5.56 military-style ammo used by shooters pose a threat to police as more people buy the AR-15-style pistols. "Any 5.56 round" is "a challenge for officer safety," he said. Jones asked lawmakers to help in a review of a 1986 bill written...
  • Notice to those Commenting on the Armor Piercing Ammunition Exemption Framework

    03/10/2015 11:58:35 AM PDT · by jafojeffsurf · 78 replies
    ATF ^ | 3/16/2015 | ATF
    Thank you for your interest in ATF's proposed framework for determining whether certain projectiles are “primarily intended for sporting purposes” within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(C). The informal comment period will close on Monday, March 16, 2015. ATF has already received more than 80,000 comments, which will be made publicly available as soon as practicable. Although ATF endeavored to create a proposal that reflected a good faith interpretation of the law and balanced the interests of law enforcement, industry, and sportsmen, the vast majority of the comments received to date are critical of the framework, and include issues that...
  • 52 senators warn of sweeping ammo bans, say Second Amendment 'at risk'

    03/10/2015 6:29:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/10/2015 | Paul Bedard
    A majority in both the Senate and House — 52 senators, 238 House members — have joined to oppose the Obama administration's move to ban a popular type of ammo used in the top-selling AR-15 rifle and pistol because it pierces police body armor. A week after the House members, led by Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, sent a letter of opposition to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley echoed that in his own letter signed by 51 others.In their letter, the senators said that the 5.56 M855 "green tip"...
  • Devilish details behind Obama's bullet ban

    02/26/2015 9:11:30 PM PST · by Perseverando · 41 replies
    WND ^ | February 26, 2015 | Jeff Knox
    Jeff Knox explains why latest move by BATF is 'ridiculous' The Obama administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, or BATF, recently announced its intention to ban the manufacture, importation and distribution of popular SS109/M855 ammunition commonly used in AR-15 type rifles, based on the construction of the projectile it uses. This ammo served as the standard issue, 5.56 x 45mm round used by the U.S. military and most NATO countries around the world. It is commonly referred to as “Green Tip” because the military puts a bit of green paint on the tip of the bullet to help...
  • AK-74 Vs AR-15 (Vanity)

    02/12/2013 8:34:58 AM PST · by demshateGod · 106 replies
    Vanity | demshateGod
    It's about time I buy a scary rifle. I've been looking at prices on the local classified and Gun Broker and started thinking an AK-74 would give me the most for my money. I'm interested in hearing from those of you who are much smarter and informed. 5.45x39 is a good round and it's cheap, but will this always be the case? Will I even be able to get it 10 years from now? I'm doing all I can to avoid paying panic prices but if I don't buy one soon, the money I've set aside for it will end...
  • Winchester issues recall for some Ranger 223 ammo

    03/18/2011 5:45:44 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 25 replies
    police one .com ^ | 3-8-11 | Drew Johnson
    Affected lots have last four digits: DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41, and DK51 Owners of Ranger 223 Remington 64 Grain Power-Point centerfire rifle ammunition may want to pause before chambering a round. Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling six lots of the Ranger 223 ammo after determining that the lots may contain incorrect propellant. The last four characters of the affected lot numbers are: DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41, and DK51. Incorrect propellant in the Ranger 223 may cause firearm damage
  • Guns and Gustav

    08/31/2008 10:22:25 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 25 replies · 1,492+ views
    The Gun Shots ^ | August 27, 2008 | John Snow
    Guns and Gustav We just got a call from Devline Rossell, a charter captain based out of Venice, Louisiana. He was shopping in New Orleans to get some supplies before the arrival of Gustav (currently listed as a tropical storm that has left at least 22 dead in the Caribbean) and reported that the item most in demand was not food, clothing or shelter. “I just left a sporting goods store and you would think that the number-one selling item would be plywood or potable water or gasoline right now,” he said. “Apparently it is AR-15s and .223 ammo. I...
  • US uses bullets ill-suited for new ways of war-(the old .223 vs .308 media style)

    05/26/2008 5:13:56 AM PDT · by Flavius · 121 replies · 2,754+ views
    ap ^ | 5/26/08 | ap
    ASHINGTON: As Sgt. Joe Higgins patrolled the streets of Saba al-Bor, a tough town north of Baghdad, he was armed with bullets that had a lot more firepower than those of his 4th Infantry Division buddies. As an Army sniper, Higgins was one of the select few toting an M14. The long-barreled rifle, an imposing weapon built for wars long past, spits out bullets larger and more deadly than the rounds that fit into the M4 carbines and M16 rifles that most soldiers carry. "Having a heavy cartridge in an urban environment like that was definitely a good choice," says...
  • Ruger M-14/5

    06/07/2007 8:08:29 PM PDT · by LukeL · 23 replies · 2,709+ views
    Just purchased a brand new in the box Ruger M-14/5 with a synthetic stock and brushed steel finish from the Assault Weapons Ban era, (circa 1999) got it for $460.00 Just wondering from all the experts here if I got a good deal and what kind of accesories I should get and how to go about properly cleaning it amongst other things.
  • My wife: The new cat has got to go!

    04/30/2007 12:26:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 196 replies · 3,668+ views
    me ^ | 4-30-2007 | me
    OK. A little while ago we adopted a beautiful male cat from the animal shelter. We dutifully had him neutered, got him the required shots and began to care for him. About a week or so ago, the cat is leaving some serious odor from his "marking" (spraying). My wife, is having a major problem with this and says the cat has got to go. We are moving into a new home in a few weeks and she does not want to have to clean after this cat. I know my kids will be heart broken over this, but she...
  • CA: Police Respond To Demonstration Over Police Shootout (Mayor Villaracista urges calm)

    07/14/2005 10:04:45 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 106 replies · 1,688+ views
    NBC 4 News ^ | 7/14/05 | various
    LOS ANGELES -- A crowd assembled around a motorist being forcefully subdued by police eventually dispersed early Thursday, not far from demonstrators protesting an officer-involved shooting that left a baby dead, police said. The gathering of the two groups prompted the LAPD to go on citywide tactical alert, which was later scaled down to a South Bureau tactical alert, a Los Angeles police officer said. The incident involving the motorist started when a man who led police on a short pursuit that ended in his driveway at 84th Street and Towne Avenue shortly after 10 p.m. The man, whose name...
  • Assault Weapons Ban Hasn't Expired, But Sharks Are Circling for Blood

    08/12/2004 3:11:58 PM PDT · by Mini-14 · 43 replies · 1,831+ views
    Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence ^ | August 12, 2004 | Dennis Henigan
    Why wait until something's legal to order it?  One Illinois company is ready to serve America's extreme psychotics right away.  Have your credit cards ready. WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ --  Tomorrow, there will only be 30 days until the assault weapons ban expires, and our nation will face a new era of criminal and terrorist attacks with assault weapons unless President Bush keeps his campaign promise and gets the law renewed. And some Americans are simply drooling at the notion of deadlier guns.  The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence today sent the following letter to the Bureau of Alcohol,...
  • Al Qaeda again threatens America (Thread 3) Daily Terror Threat

    02/05/2004 8:31:17 PM PST · by Mossad1967 · 5,011 replies · 8,961+ views
    World Tribune ^ | Thursday, February 5, 2004
    <p>SANAA, Yemen, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A purported statement by al-Qaida in Yemen warned Saturday of a "major strike" soon in the United States.</p> <p>The statement, distributed by the Yemeni Tagamoo Party for Reforms, said: "A major strike, a big event will take place in America soon," reminiscent of the Sept. 11 attacks.</p>
  • "Police Arrest Witness Accused Of Lying To Sniper Investigators"

    10/18/2002 4:57:12 PM PDT · by Hail Caesar · 49 replies · 694+ views
    NBC affiliate WRC-TV News Ch. 4 ^ | October 18, 2002 | WRC-TV News Ch. 4 / Associated Press
    Police Arrest Witness Accused Of Lying To Sniper Investigators Falls Church Man Faces 6-Month Jail TermFairfax County Police have arrested and charged Matthew Dowdy, 37, of Falls Church, Va., for allegedly making false statements to police.Dowdy was arrested Friday afternoon, one day after police said his account of Monday night's sniper shooting outside the Home Depot store had been discredited.He is charged with "knowingly and willfully make(ing) a materially false statement or representation to a law enforcement officer who is in the course of conducting an investigation of a crime by another". He faces up to six months in jail.Dowdy's...
  • WMAL just said (11:15pm EST) another shooting in Kensington, MD

    10/10/2002 8:58:19 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 14 replies · 262+ views
    WMAL AM630 Radio | 10-10-2002 | Me
    While driving home tonight I heard on WMAL AM630 (Washington, D.C.) that there was another shooting. This time back in Kensington (roughly where the woman vacuuming her car was shot). I haven't seen a verification on the Wash Post or WMAL's web page. Anyone else hear about it? They said they don't know if it's related to the other shootings (obviously if it just happened).
  • shooting of eagle Scout in Maryland [related to current sniper shootings?]

    10/07/2002 1:40:41 PM PDT · by archy · 11 replies · 310+ views
    Free Republic, via Baltimore Sun ^ | 03/15/2002 | Gail Gibson, with Free Republic commentary
    Shooting of an unarmed Maryland man, with a .223 rifle- related to the recent Maryland sniper attacks?