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  • 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...
  • AK: Campus Carry; Senate Moves to Grant Power to Disarm Alaskans to Board of Regents

    03/07/2016 5:55:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Campus carry is moving in Alaska.  Many would argue that the campus regulations that forbid campus carry are already illegal.  The State Constitution and the Alaskan preemption law are clear.  Here is the opening paragraph of AS 29.35.145:  (a) The authority to regulate firearms and knives is reserved to the state, and, except as specifically provided by statute, a municipality may not enact or enforce an ordinance regulating the possession, ownership, sale, transfer, use, carrying, transportation, licensing, taxation, or registration of firearms or knives. The Statute appears to have been in force since 2006. The current rule by the...
  • Salmon spawns on Obama in Alaska

    09/03/2015 7:39:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | September 3, 2015 | Deena Zaru
    During his historic trip to Alaska, President Barack Obama spent some time fishing at Kanakanak Beach in Dillingham and in a comical moment, a salmon spawned on his shoes. Wearing a pair of orange gloves, Obama examined some of the fish that he caught. The second one he picked up began squirting at his shoes. "Uh-oh, what's happening there?" he asked.
  • (D'Rat) Berkowitz headed to victory over Demboski in runoff race for (Anchorage) mayor

    05/06/2015 12:39:59 AM PDT · by balch3 · 10 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 6, 2015 | Devin Kelly
    Ethan Berkowitz headed to victory with a big lead over opponent Amy Demboski in the Anchorage mayoral runoff election Tuesday night. With 93 percent of the vote counted, Berkowitz had nearly 60 percent of the vote to Demboski’s 41 percent, a margin that was insurmountable. Berkowitz had held a commanding lead over Demboski throughout the counting Tuesday night. As his margin over Demboski held strong, Berkowitz stood on a chair at his campaign party in a downtown restaurant to wild applause and waving signs. He asked his supporters’s to continue to help after the night’s celebration to work on unifying...
  • Energy Department says it’s time to start drilling in the Arctic

    03/27/2015 9:08:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Get ready for the White House to ignore their own science experts again. The Department of Energy commissioned a study by the National Petroleum Council which was meant to help determine our long range energy strategy. Their conclusion? We need to head on up to the Arctic basin and drill baby drill.
  • Latest Obama executive order: 12 million acres of ANWR now off limits

    01/27/2015 8:24:08 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 1/27/2015 | Dan Calabrese
    President Obama announced Sunday that he’ll use his executive authority to designate 12 million acres in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as wilderness, walling it off from resource development. This abrogates a 1980 deal in which Congress specifically set aside some of this acreage for future oil and gas exploration. It’s also a slap at the new Republican Congress, where Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski has been corralling bipartisan support for more Arctic drilling.
  • AK: Girls just like to have Guns

    12/13/2014 6:29:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Tia and pistols near Yuma, AZ In Alaska, a couple is not content with teen age girls learning how to shoot .22 rifles and pellet guns.   Not that their is anything wrong with that.  Air rifles and .22 rifles are excellent tools for teaching beginners to shoot, and for target practice and hunting small game.   But this course goes further and involves a wider variety of firearms.   From peninsularclarion.com: In addition to safety, the course includes trigger technique, accuracy practice, shooting from a full range of positions, and a chance to gain experience with a variety of guns. Ted...