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  • Barret M107 50 Cal BMG QDL Suppressed with Subsonic Ammo QUIET

    02/28/2017 11:28:12 AM PST · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/28/2017 | C Buckner
    Usually when you are anywhere nearby when a 50 BMG is being shot you would be aware of its presences by the loud sound, but thanks to a suppresser, you may not recognize the sound of this rifle. Many know the 50 BMG shot to be one of the loudest and most painful out there. Whether you are are the shooter or not, if you are anywhere in the vicinity you will hear, and most likely, feel the shot go off. Unless, that particular firearm is both suppressed and shooting subsonic ammo. Then you might just think someone is out...
  • What happens when you have a 50 Cal and a Taxi?

    01/26/2017 12:05:07 PM PST · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/26/2017 | J Hines
    and Binary Xplosives = Kaboom! Any day where you get to blow up a car is a GREAT day for us that likes to see things go KaBoom! Of course what is the best way to make things go kaboom? Sure you can do it the traditional ways that a demolition expert would do it, but the easier and funner way is shown next. Just shoot at it with a gun like Demolition Ranch Youtuber here, recently they got some range time down in Las Vegas. Here’s what they did to setup their molotov cocktail. D Ranch hooked up 50...
  • Ever wonder what happens when you shoot a .50 cal bullet with an arrow?

    11/08/2016 8:33:06 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/8/2016 | D Prievo
    Cameron Hanes from Youtube places a perfect shot on a .50 cal bullet. Most of us as kids had the thought: what would happen if I hammer the primer on a bullet with a nail? What if I shot a bullet with another bullet? I'm sure many of us have had these questions in mind. Regardless, never before have I questioned what would happen if I shot a bullet with a bow and arrow. Watching Cameron Hanes make that shot is a amazing! With that, we are all able to witness in slow motion exactly what happens when you hit...
  • The agency that brought you the Internet has created a self-guided bullet

    07/14/2014 10:37:12 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 14 replies
    COMPUTERWORLD ^ | July 11, 2014 03:23 PM ET | Lucas Mearian
    The U.S. government says it has developed the first ever self-guided bullets that can lock onto a target more than a mile away and maneuver midflight in order to hit its mark. The .50 caliber target tracking bullets, dubbed Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO), are designed for military snipers, who must deal with changes in wind, light and ambient heat as they fire on a target. The EXACTO technology is being developed by Teledyne Scientific and Imaging with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which researches new military technologies and is known as a key developer of...
  • Hunter shoots shoots foot, loses toe in Shutesbury

    12/30/2013 7:49:08 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 39 replies ^ | 12-30-13 | Chris Curtis
    SHUTESBURY — This weekend was the end of black powder deer hunting season, and an Amherst resident shot more than he was looking for Saturday when he put a .50-caliber bullet through his foot. The 50-year-old man was hunting in the woods east of the Town Hall on Cooleyville Road with a group of other hunters when the accident occurred, said Shutesbury Police Chief Thomas E. Harding. “(He) was unloading his black powder, .50-caliber rifle when it discharged into his left foot,” Harding said. The man ultimately lost his toe. The mechanics of the accident were unclear.
  • Stop That Tank! Disney Training Film on the Boys Anti-Tank Rifle

    11/29/2013 12:59:35 PM PST · by Kolath · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | 05/31/2013 | Forgotten Weapons
    During World War II, the Disney company joined in the Allied war effort by producing animated movie material at cost for the US government (they also created insignia mascots for hundreds of aircraft and warships by request). These films number well over one hundred - although most are only partially created by Disney - and cover topics from antenna tuning to Beechcraft airplane maintenance to anti-German and Japanese propaganda. However, one piece in particular is of interest to us here at Forgotten Weapons: Stop That Tank! Produced in 1942 for the Canadian military, it is a training film on the...
  • Statists as alarmed by Ronnie Barrett's large caliber beliefs as by his rifles

    11/07/2013 1:14:13 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 15 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | November 7, 2013 | Kurt Hofmann
    Back in the spring, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (RINO) proposed banning .50 caliber rifles as part of his plan to "curb gun violence." The fact that he could not point to any "gun violence" committed with .50 caliber rifles apparently did not concern him. His about-face veto in August of a bill that would do precisely that is a far greater indicator of his political ambitions beyond largely anti-gun New Jersey than of any Second Amendment epiphany on his part (he has clearly had none).At the time Christie was pushing such a ban, this column noted a peculiar phenomenon:...
  • New Jersey Gov. Christie vetoes .50-caliber rifle ban.

    08/17/2013 4:44:59 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/17/2013 | AP
    TRENTON, N.J. – Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Friday vetoed a ban on .50-caliber rifles that was vigorously opposed by firearms rights advocates and gutted a proposal overhauling the state’s gun permit law. Christie said the permit changes adopted by lawmakers were impractical because they rely on technology that hasn’t been developed. “None of the technology necessary for this system exists. … the smartcard called for by this bill cannot be implemented now or any time in the foreseeable future,” Christie said in his conditional veto message.
  • Videos of Near Death Experiences While Target Practicing

    01/29/2011 10:19:21 AM PST · by OneVike · 59 replies
    Anyone who has ever used a firearm of any kind understands the dangers involved. Unlike most liberals who want to blame guns for all the violence they are used for, most conservatives understand the dangers involved in using guns.  After the recent shooting in Tucson, the media and the left came out attacking guns and right wing rhetoric for what one crazy leftist did. Yes, it was a deranged individual who had gotten himself involved with a movement that is so far left he thought his Democrat Congresswoman, Gabrielle Gifford, was a conservative nut that needed to be eliminated....
  • Sniper Teams to Increase Accuracy with Guided Rounds

    10/18/2010 9:29:49 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 26 replies
    Defense Talk ^ | 10/18/2010 | Defense Talk
    Sniper teams remain the most lethal force on the battlefield and have been credited with many successful engagements. As effective as sniper teams are however, their accuracy is fundamentally limited by random variables such as changing winds, muzzle velocity dispersions and round-to-round variations. The DARPA EXtreme ACcuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program aims to maximize the effectiveness of sniper teams while improving their safety. Through EXACTO, DARPA is developing a guided round capability in a .50 caliber platform. It is currently intended to provide snipers the capability to engage targets moving at much greater speeds, in tougher environmental conditions such as...
  • Driver working on broken down vehicle in Colleton Co. shoots armed robber (50 cal Desert Eagle)

    The vehicle pulling the trailer started having mechanical trouble and they pulled off onto the exit ramp at McLeod Road. They called for a tow truck and began to transfer the U-haul trailer from the disabled vehicle to the second vehicle. The two women stood near the other vehicle and trailer while the man was down near the bumper trying to wire the trailer lights into his truck. Malone said that’s when a silver colored sedan with three people inside pulled up. An armed man stepped out and pointed the gun at the older woman, as he covered his face...
  • Army Sniper Recounts Amazing Shot

    04/23/2010 5:19:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 70 replies · 2,558+ views
    FORT POLK, La., April 23, 2010 – It was April 2007 and the early-morning sky was clear as Army sniper Sgt. 1st Class Brandon McGuire and his spotter scanned for insurgents near Forward Operating Base Iskandaryia in Iraq. "We were observing a stretch of road that had recently been cleared of IEDs [improvised explosive devices]," said McGuire, now the first sergeant of Alpha Troop, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment that’s based here. "The area had also seen a lot of mortar activity,” McGuire recalled. “We had several soldiers killed and severely wounded along that stretch of road by IEDs...
  • More jobs moving into Hancock County (Mississippi)

    04/22/2009 12:29:11 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 12 replies · 639+ views
    WLOX - TV ^ | April 4, 2009 | By Al Showers
    HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Instead of a traditional ribbon cutting, MAC opened its business with a bang as gunshots rang out. MAC Chairman Robert Gagne' said, "That was our ribbon cutting." MAC produces a light weight 50 caliber bullet for machine guns. The ammunition is made of a high tech plastic polymer casing. "In about 1960, our military tried to really focus on reducing the load for our military men and women. After 50 years of development, the soldiers are still carrying too much stuff," said MAC President Nick Maljkovic. "It didn't change a whole lot. In fact,...
  • Ma Deuce Replacement Stumbles

    08/06/2007 5:37:38 PM PDT · by Renfield · 86 replies · 1,976+ views
    Strategypage ^ | 7-31-07 | Jim Dunnigan
    July 31, 2007: Two years ago, field testing of the XM-312, the replacement for the eighty year old, .50 caliber (12.7mm) M-2 ("Ma Deuce") machine-gun, began, in the United States and overseas. Then, nothing. That's because the test results were not encouraging, the biggest shortcoming being the low rate of fire (about 260 rounds per minute). This is about half the rate of the M2, and was believed adequate for the 25mm smart shells the XM312 was originally designed for (as the XM307). But for 12.7mm bullets, it didn't impress the troops. There were some reliability problems, which could be...
  • Serbu bfg50 - .50 cal Rifle, OMG I want it!

    05/09/2006 7:25:17 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 6 replies · 3,391+ views
    www.serbu com ^ | 05/09/2006 |
    While the price of this gun is incredibly reasonable, the low quality that one usually expects with a low price is not a fact of life with the BFG-50. How can this be done? Low overhead, and a design that's optimized for manufacturability as well as performance and quality. Plus a labor pool made up mostly of illegal immigrant children toiling in a hellish environment, subsisting on a diet of water, rice and cockroaches. The BFG-50 is a perfect gun for the enthusiast who has always wanted to have a .50 BMG rifle, but doesn't want to spend $3,000+ to...
  • Anyone Care to Comment on the Condition of This BMG?

    03/02/2006 8:07:19 PM PST · by fso301 · 75 replies · 2,376+ views
    US Navy "Eye on the Fleet" Photo Gallery. ^ | Oct. 12, 2005 | US Navy Photographer
    Can someone comment on this picture of this M2 and it's ammo?
  • Bullets pierce shed near shooting range [.50-cal penetrates concrete?]

    12/06/2005 11:04:34 AM PST · by TChris · 22 replies · 1,252+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/6/2005 | Nate Carlisle
    Gale Peckham says he was looking outside his kitchen window when he heard the second ping. "We've been hit," he told his wife. There are two bullet holes in Peckham's shed that he believes came from the firing range behind his house in Kearns. The range's manager said he doesn't know whether the bullets came from the range, but has voluntarily ceased shooting there as the business ponders whether to renovate the range or turn it into retail space. "We've been shooting here for five years with .50-caliber [Browning machine guns] and .30-06s and we don't know of a bullet...
  • Weapons Evaluations From A Marine Iraqi Vet

    11/14/2005 2:57:02 PM PST · by IonImplantGuru · 51 replies · 3,064+ views
    Web BBS ^ | 11/14/05 | Retired Gunny
    The note below is from one such friend who did West Point, retired after 23 years as an Army infantry officer (06) and then taught math at the Academy for several years. It's a weapons and tactics assessment note from a Marine Gunnie friend of my friend. I found it interesting and useful and trust you will too. - Dan Hello to all my fellow gunners, military buffs, veterans and interested guys. A couple of weekends ago I got to spend time with my son Jordan, who was on his first leave since returning from Iraq. He is well (a...
  • 'Fiddy-Cal' Becomes Weapon of Choice in Iraq [Using WWII Rounds]

    11/02/2005 2:55:08 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 165 replies · 3,716+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 11/1/2005 | David Wood
    'Fiddy-Cal' Becomes Weapon of Choice in Iraq BY DAVID WOOD WASHINGTON -- U.S. troops in Iraq are firing .50-caliber machine guns at such a high rate, the Army is scrambling to resupply them with ammunition -- in some cases dusting off crates of World War II machine gun rounds and shipping them off to combat units.In the dangerous and unanticipated conflict that has intensified in Iraq since the U.S. invasion in March 2003, the gun that grunts call the "fiddy-cal" or "Ma Deuce," after its official designation, M-2, has become a ubiquitous sight mounted on armored Humvees and other heavy...
  • ANOTHER VIEW: Scare tactics and gun control

    07/18/2005 2:51:33 PM PDT · by holymoly · 22 replies · 722+ views
    Daily Press ^ | July 18, 2005 | Orange County Register
    The fight to maintain our rights is a never-ending struggle. We were reminded of this recently when we received a postcard from an organization called the Freedom States Alliance. This is an outfit that uses scare tactics about terrorism to push its anti-gun agenda. Pictured on the front of the card was a civilian airliner with an illustration of a rifle scope's crosshairs centered to the nose of the plane and the Web site listed across the top. On the back was a listing of why .50 caliber rifles should be banned. The reasons might seem reasonable, but a...
  • CCRKBA Says Congress Was Right to Reject Moran Amendment to Ban .50-Caliber Exports

    06/17/2005 6:09:37 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 9 replies · 491+ views
    CCRKBA ^ | 6-17-05 | Alan Gottlieb
    CCRKBA Says Congress Was Right to Reject Moran Amendment to Ban .50-Caliber Exports Distribution Source : U.S. Newswire Date : Friday - June 17, 2005 To: National Desk BELLEVUE, Wash., June 17 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The U.S. House of Representatives acted properly this week to overwhelmingly reject an amendment to a spending bill that would have banned the export of .50-caliber rifles, said the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA). The amendment, by Rep. James Moran (D-Va.), would have blocked exports of the rifles to "non-governmental entities." The House turned it down 278-149. "This amendment...
  • Anti-gun amendment (50 caliber) defeated in the house. Roll call here. Some shockers.

    06/17/2005 3:59:09 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 11 replies · 825+ views
    thomas ^ | 6-16-05 | Jim Moron
    H.AMDT.292 (A045) Amends: H.R.2862 Sponsor: Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] (offered 6/16/2005) AMENDMENT PURPOSE: An amendment to prohibit funds in the Act from being used to pay administrative expenses or compensate an officer or employee of the United States in connection with licensing the export of a nonautomatic or semiautomatic rifle capable of firing a center-fire cartridge in 50 caliber, .50 BMG caliber, any other variant of 50 caliber, or any metric equivalent of such calibers, or any nongovernmental agency. STATUS: 6/16/2005 1:17pm: Amendment (A045) offered by Mr. Moran (VA). (consideration: CR H4592-4593, H4603-4604; text: CR H4592) 6/16/2005 3:17pm: On...
  • NBC/ VPC .50-cal Story Sunday Night (BARF ALERT)

    06/17/2005 12:56:17 PM PDT · by gieriscm · 19 replies · 1,046+ views
    VPC Email Alert | 6-17-05 | VPC
    Dear Violence Policy Center Action Network Member: This Sunday at 7:00 PM Eastern time, NBC News' Dateline is scheduled to run a story on the threat posed by 50 caliber sniper rifles. The VPC worked closely with Dateline on the piece. Also, yesterday by a vote of 278 to 149 the U.S. House of Representatives defeated Representative Jim Moran's (D-VA) amendment to ban the export of 50 caliber sniper rifles. Thank you to everyone who called their Member of Congress this week in support of the Moran amendment. To see how your Representative voted, click here:,0,3424527.story While disappointed in...
  • House Rejects Effort on Rifle Restriction

    06/17/2005 9:25:39 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 14 replies · 568+ views
    AP/Newsday ^ | 6/16/05 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    House Rejects Effort on Rifle Restriction By ANDREW TAYLOR June 16, 2005, 4:18 PM EDT WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association and its allies in the House beat back an effort Thursday to restrict gun manufacturers' exports of high-powered, .50-caliber rifles that can bring down jet airliners from a mile away. By a 278-149 vote, the House killed an amendment by Rep. James Moran to block .50-caliber exports to civilians. He said the guns are dream weapons for terrorists. "These are unparalleled weapons, and I'm not trying to restrict them in the United States," said Moran, D-Va. "I just don't...
  • .50 caliber terror news news from new york

    06/14/2005 12:50:28 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 63 replies · 2,337+ views
    email | 6 14 05 |
    June 14th, 2005 Dear ****** We have important news to share with you to keep 50 caliber sniper rifles out of the hands of terrorists. Congressman James P. Moran (D-VA), author of the 50 Caliber Sniper Rifle Reduction Act, will be offering an amendment this afternoon during House consideration of the Science, State, Justice and Commerce (SSJC) Appropriations bill (HR 2862) that would prohibit the exportation of the 50 Caliber Sniper Rifle. Congressman Moran wrote the following letter to his House colleagues today about this important homeland security public policy measure: "Capable of inflicting a devastatingly accurate impact from well...
  • Group Targets .50-Cal. Rifle-(NY Rifle Ban... enjoy)

    05/28/2005 6:22:28 PM PDT · by Flavius · 44 replies · 1,826+ views
    Syracuse Post Standard ^ | May 27, 2005 | Marnie Eisenstadt
    A .50-caliber rifle can shoot down an airplane while it's taking off or landing, bust a hole in half-inch steel and set an oil refinery on fire, according to Andy Pelosi, executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. And an 18-year-old can buy one in New York state. "There's no place in civilian society for this gun. This gun is a weapon of war," Pelosi said. Advertisement Pelosi was in Syracuse Thursday as part of a statewide push to ban the .50-caliber rifle, which uses a bullet that's six inches long and can hit a target from more than...
  • State Legislature Backs Six Pending Gun Bills

    03/17/2005 2:40:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 627+ views
    NBC5 ^ | March 16, 2005 | NBC5 I'm just including a link, since the website indicates that the material cannot be "published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed."

    02/24/2005 2:29:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 643+ views
    NEWS RELEASE Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms12500 N.E. Tenth PlaceBellevue, WA  98005CCRKBA BLASTS CNN REPORT ALERTING TERRORISTS HOW TO OBTAIN .50 CAL. RIFLESFor Immediate Release: February 22, 2005 The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) today condemned a sensational report on CNN that not only alerts potential terrorists on possible misuses of .50-caliber sporting rifles, but also literally provides a "road map" on how to obtain one of these cumbersome and very expensive firearms. "In yet another media attempt to demonize a particular firearm, which CNN's own reporter, Drew...

    01/06/2005 6:49:26 PM PST · by Happy2BMe · 144 replies · 2,577+ views
    (CBS) A military rifle capable of piercing armor from over a mile away is too readily available to civilians, and could end up in terrorists' hands, say critics of the .50-caliber weapon that is for sale in 49 states. Correspondent Ed Bradley reports on the big gun that was recently banned in California for 60 Minutes, Sunday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. "I think it's a great thing on the battlefield," says one of the weapon's chief critics, Tom Diaz of the Violence Policy Center in Washington, D.C. "I just think there are certain occasions when we say in our...
  • Machine guns found near Kansas creek

    12/31/2004 3:00:06 AM PST · by csvset · 150 replies · 5,159+ views
    Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | 31 dec 2004 | AP
    Machine guns found near Kansas creek The Associated Press MILFORD -- A fisherman found a heavy machine gun on the ice of a creek near Fort Riley, and Geary County sheriff's deputies later found two more. The three Browning .50-caliber guns were all in working condition, Sheriff's Lt. Sandy Popovich said, but none was loaded. Sheriff Jim Jensen said he didn't know how the guns got there, and the Army's Criminal Investigation Division is looking into the matter. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers owns the land, Jensen said, and soldiers from Fort Riley have used it for training. The...
  • U.S. National - Reuters Schwarzenegger Bans Rifle in Support of Gun Control

    09/14/2004 6:29:35 PM PDT · by glasseye · 74 replies · 1,065+ views
    yahoo ^ | Tue Sep 14 | Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Breaking with Republican lawmakers who oppose gun control and a Hollywood film career filled with gun play, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (news - web sites) has signed a bill banning .50-caliber BMG rifles, an aide said on Tuesday. Reuters Photo The large-caliber, high-powered rifle is used by the military and police to shoot at long-range targets, including ones more than a mile away. Civilian owners of the weapon typically use the rifle at firing-ranges and for big-game hunting, but with armor-piercing ammunition the rifle can penetrate concrete shelters and lightly armored vehicles. Critics of the rifle...
  • [The AB50 in May, '03] Descent Into Madness: 48 Hours In The California Legislative System

    08/27/2004 1:59:07 AM PDT · by risk · 22 replies · 633+ views ^ | May 2003 | Michael Marks May 2003 Descent Into Madness: 48 Hours In The California Legislative System by Michael Marks Stereotypes are a common part of American culture. Often as not they are based on a grain of truth wrapped in a mile of exaggeration. While most of us enjoy a good laugh at the wacky world of California politics, a rational man might think that accounts of strange thinking on the Left Coast, like any good bass fishing story, were a little larger than life. After spending two days in the halls of California state government in Sacramento, it is apparent that the...
  • ATK Awarded $38 Million Under Long-Term Small-Caliber Ammunition Contract

    06/05/2004 8:00:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies · 204+ views
    Press Release ^ | Wednesday June 2, 8:43 am ET | Press Release
    MINNEAPOLIS, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK - News) has received a $38 million order from the U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command (JMC), Rock Island, Ill., to supply 50-caliber ammunition to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The ammunition will be produced by ATK at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo. Mark DeYoung, senior vice president, ATK Ammunition and Related Products Group, said, "ATK is meeting the call to provide the U.S. armed forces with the high quality small-caliber ammunition needed by the nation's warfighters for both training and combat." DeYoung added that ATK has nearly...
  • California targets new S&W handgun cartridge

    05/10/2003 4:53:36 PM PDT · by Redcloak · 55 replies · 1,182+ views
       * * *   Please Distribute Widely To All Gun Owners/Groups   * * *-----------------------------------------------------------------------NRA MEMBERS' COUNCILS OF CALIFORNIA                          05/10/2003-----------------------------------------------------------------------            California targets new S&W handgun cartridge Continuing his vigorous career in authoring oppressive firearms legislation, thereby restricting law-abiding citizens instead ofcriminals, CA State Senator Don Perata is trying to pass SB 601,which would ban sale/possession of .50 caliber handguns. This bill is positioned to target the new S&W .500 Magnum cartridge... Once again firmly under American ownership, Smith & Wesson isstriking back in a big way.  At recent hearing in Sacramento,Smith & Wesson's legal team addressed the Senate Public...
  • Dianne Feinstein Introduces .50 ban in U.S. Senate

    04/30/2003 9:29:47 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 154 replies · 1,122+ views
    Senator Dianne Feinstein has once again introduced a Senate bill that would essentially ban 50 caliber rifles, similar to federal bans on machine guns. Feinstein is joined by the usual cast of gun banners, including Schumer (D-NY), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Kennedy (D-MA), Corzine (D-NJ), Durbin (D-IL) and Levin (D-MI). Feinstein's efforts seeks to scare the public with all manner of exaggerations about the rifles, including the suggestion that the guns can hit targets from 4 miles away. Feinstein's press release announcing the bill failed to mention that these rifles have been around for nearly 20 years and have never once been...
  • John Burtt to speak at NRA Westside Members' Council meeting this Thursday

    11/13/2002 10:00:58 AM PST · by gc4nra · 6 replies · 197+ views ^ | Tue, 12 Nov 2002
    The NRA Members' Council of Westside Los Angeles will meet this Thursday, November 14th, 7pm, for its regular monthly meeting (2nd Thursday of every month.) As usual, the meeting will be held at the American Legion Hall, 5309 S. Sepulveda Blvd. in Culver City. Our featured speaker this month will be John Burtt, chairman of the Fifty Caliber Shooters' Policy Institute. The Institute exists to protect the rights of people who enjoy shooting .50 caliber firearms. Mr. Burtt has been at the forefront of the national fight against know-nothing efforts to ban these firearms. One such proposal is currently before...
  • Huge rifle at center of king-sized controversy

    08/28/2002 10:05:22 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 18 replies · 403+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 8/27/2002 | (up)CHUCK MURPHY
    <p>A Pinellas deputy removes a .50-caliber rifle from the Seminole townhouse of Dr. Robert Goldstein on Thursday.</p> <p>SEMINOLE -- Picking through a pile of firearms and explosives in a Seminole townhouse, Pinellas sheriff's deputies and federal agents found dozens of legal weapons, several suspected bombs and one rifle that has raised hackles from Washington to California.</p> <p>The .50-caliber rifle, like the one discovered late Thursday at the home of Pinellas podiatrist Robert Goldstein, is one of the most-discussed legal weapons on the market today.</p>
  • 50 cal. Rifle and Ammunition Ban in Calif.

    04/02/2002 8:09:23 AM PST · by JDoutrider · 62 replies · 4,415+ views | 4/02/02 | Jon Dougherty
    By Jon Dougherty © 2002 A committee of the California Assembly is set to consider a bill that would outlaw the sale and ownership of .50-caliber rifles in the state. The measure, known as A.B. 2222, was introduced Feb. 28. Sponsored by Assemblyman Paul Koretz, D-Hollywood, chairman of the Assembly's Select Committee on Gun Violence, the bill would also outlaw "small-arms armor-piercing ammunition." "Existing law requires, except as specified, for the destruction, as a nuisance, of a machine gun possessed in violation of law. This bill would similarly require, except as specified, for the destruction, as a nuisance, of...