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  • Here’s the Two Republicans Who Voted to Keep Late-Term Abortions Legal

    01/30/2018 6:33:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    While Sen. Orrin Hatch expressed his ‘shock’ Monday that most of his Democratic colleagues could vote against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, it wasn’t just Democrats who opposed the measure. Two Republican senators joined Democrats in voting against the 20-week abortion ban: Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine. Meanwhile, Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania—all Democrats—voted in favor of the ban on abortions at the point which unborn babies can feel pain, with certain exceptions such as rape, incest and to save the mother’s life. With...
  • Retailers Choose Guns for Defense Against Armed Robbery

    01/28/2018 4:54:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Two retailers have chosen firearms as effective means of protecting themselves and their customers against armed robbers.One store was a pizzeria, which had the unfortunate experience of having an armed robber shot and killed by an armed employee in Amarillo, Texas. The other was a drive-thru coffee stand in Anchorage, Alaska. Two sisters own the shop. They are on the left of the photograph.The AK Sweet Cup in Anchorage, Alaska, was the victim of an armed robbery at about 4 p.m. on 8 January, 2018. The shop has a gun in the restaurant, but the employee did not feel...
  • Tsunami alert West Coast, BC, Washington, Oregon, California

    01/23/2018 3:22:06 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 52 replies
    USG ^ | 1/23/18 | USG
    WEAK51 PAAQ 231042 TSUAK1 BULLETIN Public Tsunami Message Number 3 NWS National Tsunami Warning Center Palmer AK 142 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018 UPDATES ------- * Revised magnitude ...THE TSUNAMI WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT... ...THE TSUNAMI WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT... Tsunami Warning in Effect for; * BRITISH COLUMBIA, The Juan de Fuca Strait coast, the outer west coast of Vancouver Island, the central coast and northeast Vancouver Island, and the north coast and Haida Gwaii * SOUTHEAST ALASKA, The inner and outer coast from The BC/Alaska Border to Cape Fairweather, Alaska (80 miles SE of Yakutat) * SOUTH ALASKA...
  • AK:1 year, 4 Months in Jail, Self Defense Shooting, Charges Dropped

    12/03/2017 6:28:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Steve Edward Hannah Steve Edward Hannah had all charges dropped against him after spending a year and four months in jail. Hannah had plead not guilty by reason of self defense in the shooting of his neighbor, Mark Edward Brochu. Brochu had gunshot wounds to his back, and was found on Hannah's property about 30 feet from Hannah's home.  Hannah had called 911 to report the shooting, and flagged down Alaska state troopers when they arrived. Neighbors said that Brochu had repeatedly been trespassing in the neighborhood. Brochu has a criminal history . Brochu assaulted an officer in 2011....
  • Shooter’s weapon described as AR-15 variant

    11/06/2017 1:29:53 PM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    www.expressnews.com ^ | 11/05/2017 | By J.p. Lawrence
    The 26-year-old man who walked into a Sutherland Springs church and opened fire did so with a variant of the AR-15, a popular rifle that is based on the military’s M-16, police said Sunday. The rifle used by Devin Kelley was the Ruger AR-556, Texas Department of Public Safety Regional Director Freeman Martin said in a news conference. The AR-15 is more of a category than a specific weapon. It is known for being customizable, with hundreds of variants, each with its own characteristics. Ruger’s AR-15 variant, the AR-556, comes with a suggested retail price of $849 and weighs 6.5...
  • Island Hopping in the Aleutians with Eva Shockey

    09/28/2017 4:53:08 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/28/2017 | Eva Shockey
    EVA SHOCKEY’S NEW BOOK CHRONICLES A TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO ALASKA AFTER A BRUSH WITH DEATHThe three of us (arrived in) the village of Nikolski, population 18, on the island of Umnak, the third largest island in the Aleutian archipelago. From the start of the trip, the vibe was way different from that of my excursion two years earlier. There’s a stark contrast between hunting with an all-male crew and hunting with your girlfriends. Oh, we were just as serious and hard-core when we needed to be, but when we didn’t, there was a lot more laughing involved. Needless to say,...
  • Bear Kills Teen Runner: It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use

    06/27/2017 5:50:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A 16-year-old was killed by a black bear on a organized race in Alaska yesterday, on 19 June, 2017.  The runner had plenty of time to use a defensive firearm.  He had called family members to text them that he was being chased by a bear. From adn.com: The runner had apparently made it to the halfway point turnaround and was on his way down when he used his phone to text a family member at 12:37 p.m. that he was being chased by a bear, Precosky said. The family member approached Precosky, who was then in the middle...
  • Gay Couples Entitled to Equal Treatment on Birth Certificates, Justices Rule

    06/26/2017 9:10:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 26, 2017 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed its 2015 decision recognizing a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, ruling that states may not treat married same-sex couples differently from others in issuing birth certificates. The decision was unsigned. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr., dissented. The case concerns an Arkansas law about birth certificates that treats married opposite-sex couples differently from same-sex ones. A husband of a married woman is automatically listed as the father even if he is not the genetic parent. Same-sex spouses are not. The case, Pavan v. Smith,...
  • Alaska bear kills teen during race, troopers say

    06/20/2017 5:15:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2017
    A 16-year old boy was mauled and killed by a black bear Sunday while running a mountain race, Alaska State Troopers said. The teenager, whose identity has not been released, was a participant in the juniors division of the Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb race between Anchorage and Girdwood, the Alaska Dispatch News reported. Brad Precosky, the race’s director, said the runner had apparently made it to the halfway point turnaround on Bird Ridge Trail when he texted a family member that he was being chased by a bear. The family member alerted Precosky about the text and a search...
  • Coast Guard pulls man and dog from failing duct-taped boat (in Alaska)

    06/09/2017 8:02:10 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 38 replies
    AP via WRAL ^ | : June 9, 2017 | AP
    KTOO reports the U.S. Coast Guard picked up a 32-year-old man and his dog from an inflatable, duct-taped watercraft when it started to take on water Wednesday in Gastineau Channel near Juneau, Alaska’s capital city. The Coast Guard says in a release that the duct-taped boat was homemade.
  • FBI: Handgun Murders Dropped when These States Abolished Concealed Permit Requirements

    06/08/2017 10:31:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/7/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    FBI crime report figures show that Alaska, Arizona, and Wyoming–three states that abolished their concealed requirement years ago–have since witnessed a decreased in handgun murders. This runs completely counter to the left’s doom and gloom predictions whereby they claim doing away with a government-issued carry permit will mean more bad guys carrying guns, more shootings and violence, etc. FBI figures published by the NRA show that Alaska’s handgun murder rate “declined after the state enacted permitless carry in 2003.” Moreover, in the years since Alaska’s permit requirement was abolished “handgun murders have declined as a percentage of the total number...
  • Brevard maker of American-style AK-47 rifles seeks to expand

    03/20/2017 2:23:28 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 50 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 19, 2017 | Associated Press
    PALM BAY — Just down the road from a Krispy Krunchy fried chicken store, in a nondescript Brevard County business park, a 60,000-square-foot factory produces about 2,500 AK-47 rifles a month. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Ulrich "Uli" Wiegand, a German immigrant who started the company called Inter Ordinance Inc., sees a bright future for the American-made version of the Kalashnikov, the classic Soviet-bloc weapon with the iconic banana-shaped ammo magazine. It is the world's most popular weapon. There were as many as 150 million Kalashnikovs as of 2012, according to Aaron Karp, senior consultant to the Small Arms...
  • Russian AK-107

    01/24/2017 8:37:19 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/24/2017 | J Hines
    Considered one of the most popular counterbalance assault rifle ever developed, is also one of the most well sought after. So basically it means for those that want to shoot a fully automatic rifle with control recoil and accuracy, this is it.AK-107 Info Gas operated with a rotating bolt5.45 roundsMuzzle break up frontBolt carrier comes to the rear a gas piston with a reciprocating rod goes forward. Hooked together by two gears or a cog, this is what stops the recoil. For those that still want to know why the AK-107 has less recoil, here's another explanation when compared to...
  • [Story] of a man who works for the US Forest Service in Alaska, and his trophy bear.

    01/12/2017 3:20:37 AM PST · by Daffynition · 22 replies
    FB ^ | Jan 3, 2017 | Joseph E. Botts
    These pictures are of a man who works for the US Forest Service in Alaska, and his trophy bear. He was deer hunting last week when the large grizzly charged him from about 50 yards away. The guy emptied his 7mm Magnum semi-automatic rifle into the bear and it dropped a few feet from him. The big bear was still alive so the hunter reloaded and shot it several times in the head. The bear was just over one thousand six hundred pounds. It stood 12' 6' high at the shoulder, 14' to the top of his head. It is...
  • Anchorage police returned gun to Florida shooting suspect after ‘mental health crisis’

    01/08/2017 9:26:23 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 42 replies
    Alaska Daily News ^ | January 7, 2017 | Annie Zak & Suzanna Caldwell
    The Anchorage man accused in the mass shooting at a Florida airport Friday did not have ties to a terrorist organization when he was investigated last year, the FBI said at a news conference Saturday in Anchorage. Law enforcement said he had exhibited mental health problems during an incident at the Anchorage FBI office that led local police to take his gun. ... the Anchorage Police Department said it later returned the gun to Esteban Santiago, 26, after the weapon had been logged into evidence for safekeeping. "I want to be clear, during our investigation, we found no known ties...
  • Debunking the "8% forgot to take off the safety" in Bear Attacks Myth

    10/21/2016 9:29:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 78 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    If you have been reading about defensive uses of firearms against bears, you have likely read that bear spray is more effective than firearms, and that a large percentage of people faced with bear attacks failed to disengage the safety.  Both are based on a highly flawed study. In a discussion at The Truth About Guns, a commenter, writing about the subject thought that a high percentage, maybe 20%, of defenders, failed to take off the safety.  The commenter did some research, found the study by Tom Smith and Stephen Herroro and others, and corrected the number to "8...
  • Former AZ Democrat, Felon, Charged with First Degree Murder in Alaska

    06/13/2016 5:50:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the most deadly of assaults is a surprise attack from someone who has gained the trust of the victim.  The Thugee of India perfected this technique over hundreds of years and are believed to have murdered more than a million people.  An attack reminiscent of Thugee, involving a former Arizona Democrat legislator, has been reported in Alaska.  The former Democrat legislator, Mark De Simone or Desimone, resigned from his legislative seat after being accused of domestic violence eight years ago. He was originally from New York.  From juneauempire.com: Mark De Simone, a 53-year-old man couch surfing in...
  • ATF gets Black Eye for Abusive Conduct on Alaskan Highway

    06/08/2016 4:40:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On 19 May, 2016, a member of the ATF, or at least someone driving one of their vehicles at a time that it was supposed to be in service, may have engaged in abusive behavior on the Glenn Highway in Alaska.  From ktuu.com: Police say that at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, a driver on the Glenn Highway said he pulled over for an unmarked white Ford SUV. The SUV flashed red and blue interior dash lights. When the motorist stopped, police wrote that the driver, “sped past him, laughed, and flipped him the middle finger.” The man called 911, and...
  • AK: Board of Regents Refuses Gift of Power over Guns and Knives

    04/01/2016 10:51:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A bill in the Alaskan legislature, SB174, has passed the Senate Judiciary committee.  In the Committee, amendments were added that give the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska extraordinary power and immunity.  The legislation would give the Board of Regents the power to ban the open carry of knives and guns.  No city in Alaska has that power. From SB174(pdf): (c) The Board of Regents may adopt and enforce policies (1) regulating the possession, ownership, use, carrying, registration,storage, and transportation of openly carried firearms and knives; It would grant the Board of Regents, all their staff, and...
  • Alaska Campus Carry; More Power for The Board of Regents?

    03/11/2016 8:10:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Alaska instituted a ban on concealed carry sometime after statehood in 1959.  They reformed the law to a shall issue permit system in 1994.  The University of Alaska instituted a no weapons policy in 1995.  Alaska was the first state to restore permitless carry in 2003.  It added a strong pre-emption law forbidding government entities from enacting law more restrictive than state law, about 10 years ago. The National Conference of State Legislators claims that 23 states allow campuses to decide for themselves whether to ban concealed weapons or not.  They include Alaska on that list.  Their claim does...