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  • New Jersey Gun Owners Beat Back Ammo Ban

    01/31/2012 6:20:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 January, 2012 | Scott Bach
    Trenton, NJ --( After a massive outcry from the Second Amendment community against A588 (backdoor ammo ban) and A1013 (defacing firearms – unintended consequences), the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee “held” A588 and amended A1013 in response to gun owner concerns. The effect of holding A588 is to send it back to the drawing board for further review and amendment, and this legislation that would have opened the door to a sweeping ammunition ban will not advance in its present form. The amendments to A1013 are still under review, but it is very apparent from the actions of the...
  • Constitutional Work Around: New Jersey Legislators Move To Ban Ammunition

    01/30/2012 1:45:21 PM PST · by blam · 64 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1-30-2012 | Mac Slavo
    Constitutional Work Around: New Jersey Legislators Move To Ban Ammunition Mac Slavo January 30th, 2012 While the second amendment protects our right to bear arms, some anti-gun advocates think they may have found a loophole. This afternoon the New Jersey Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee is set to consider two bills (Assembly Bill 588 and Assembly Bill 1013) that would essentially ban all handgun ammunition in the state, as well as some (or potentially all) rifle ammunition.Sponsored by Assemblyman L. Grace Spencer (D-29), A588 is cleverly disguised as police safety legislation aimed at armor piercing ammunition (which is already...
  • NJ Assembly Committee To Consider Ammo Ban In The Name Of Police Safety

    01/28/2012 6:10:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 January, 2012 | NJRPC
    A588 would enable the Attorney General to ban handgun and rifle ammunition by executive fiat. Trenton, NJ --( Common hunting, target, and self-defense ammunition would be subject to ban under A588, along with BB’s, airgun pellets, and plastic airsoft pellets! Additional legislation being considered (A1013) could land gun owners in jail for refinished or damaged firearms that might be deemed “defaced” On Monday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. the New Jersey Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee is scheduled to consider A588, legislation that would enable the Attorney General to ban all handgun and most rifle ammunition if he unilaterally...
  • Free Americans Buy 10,800,000+ Guns in 2011 ~ Message Don’t F-with USA

    01/04/2012 2:16:24 PM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 January, 2012 | Fredy Riehl
    Manasquan, NJ --( Recent statistics released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) report that for nineteen straight months, and that includes all of 2011, American men & women bought over 10,800,000 plus firearms. This number based on the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System, better know as NICS, and is the adjusted NICS data derived by the NSSF research division subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Kentucky, Iowa and Utah for carrying concealed weapon (CCW) permit application checks as well as checks on active CCW permit databases. The final number, of...
  • What Was Your Firearm Christmas Present?

    12/27/2011 12:41:12 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 126 replies
    12-27-2011 | Jeff Chandler
    Share your Christmas joy with your FreepFriends. Tell us what firearm related Christmas present you received.
  • Iowa soldiers win Army award for their invention

    12/05/2011 8:27:27 AM PST · by Free Vulcan · 55 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | 12.3.11 | Dar Danielson
    Sergeant Winkowski says they didn’t have an ammo carrier to lug the extra bullets and there was a lull when they had to reload. He says they’d seen ammo carriers in movies and decided to gather up some spare parts to build their own. They took an old rucksack frame and stripped it down, welded together a couple of ammo cans and added a speed loading shoot. “We took it out to the range and gave it some testing and it worked out pretty good for us,” Winkowski says, “And so we took it into combat, and we got into...
  • Iowa National Guard Unit Watches Predator One Too Many Times, Makes Jesse Ventura’s Ammo Backpack

    10/20/2011 4:30:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 19 October, 2011 | Robert Farago
    Who doesn’t love Predator? Two juiced up governors-to-be on screen simultaneously throwing lead at a common enemy and taking out bad guys. Its a typical late-80s action film, but the reason that it always stuck in my mind was Governor Ventura’s handheld M134 minigun. Nevermind that (if real) the weapon would only have enough ammunition for less than 5 seconds of firing, I thought it was a great concept. Apparently an Iowa National Guard unit (1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa National Guard) thought so too, and that’s why they built one. Well,...
  • Alabama company turns gun lovers' ashes into ammunition

    10/01/2011 7:22:38 AM PDT · by xp38 · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 30, 2011 | Kelli Dugan
    (Reuters) - There's something to be said for going out with a bang. Two Alabama game wardens have devised a smoking send-off for avid hunters and gun enthusiasts: For a small fee, the pair will turn cremated ashes into ammunition that the deceased's loved ones can fire at will. Holy Smoke LLC has serviced only two clients since launching in July, but founders Thad Holmes and Clem Parnell said they have seen an uptick in prearrangements thanks to word-of-mouth and a recent flurry of international press. "It's about celebrating life," Holmes, a 16-year state conservation officer, said on Friday. "We...
  • Officials investigate missing ammo at Fort Bragg

    09/11/2011 3:35:34 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 24 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | sept 12, 2011 | staff reporter
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Officials at Fort Bragg say an investigation is under way into the disappearance of nearly 14,000 rounds of ammunition at the Army base. Staff Sgt. Joshua Ford, a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division, says the ammunition went missing from the 1st Brigade Combat Team at Fort Bragg.
  • Fort Bragg MPs investigate loss of 14,000 rounds of ammo

    09/10/2011 5:36:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Fay Observer ^ | 9/10/11
    Fort Bragg MPs investigate loss of 14,000 rounds of ammoA staff report Published: 07:02 AM, Sat Sep 10, 2011 Military police are investigating the disappearance of nearly 14,000 rounds of ammunition from Fort Bragg, according to a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division. **SNIP** The missing ammunition can be used in an M4 or M16 assault rifle, he said.
  • Any FReeper changing their personal/home DEFCON level due to UK (and US) riot/pre-riot situations?

    08/10/2011 8:59:15 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 107 replies · 1+ views
    Mrs. MindBender and I keep a secure home; passive IR lights, alarm, long weapons in closet, hand guns close, planning, drills, etc. Due to worldwide "problems," we have gone to more lights on, long weapons next to bed, and taking the Glock 23s with extra mags with us whenever out of home 20. Anyone else?
  • All citizens entitled to possess weapons: HC [INDIA]

    08/07/2011 3:04:45 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 7 August, 2010 | The Hindu
    MADURAI: Revenue authorities or police officials cannot refuse to issue arms licences by citing the likelihood of law and order problems as all citizens of the country are entitled to possess weapons, under licence, for self-defence unless their antecedents or propensities do not entitle them for the privilege, the Madras High Court has ruled. Justice D. Hariparanthaman passed the ruling while allowing a writ petition filed by an agriculturist who was denied licence by the Commissioner of Revenue Administration as well as the Theni District Revenue Officer in 2005 and 2004 respectively to possess a double barrel (DBBL) gun. The...
  • An Alternate Look at Handgun Stopping Power

    07/09/2011 6:01:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 162 replies · 3+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 8 July,2011 | Greg Ellifritz
    I've been interested in firearm stopping power for a very long time. I remember reading Handguns magazine back in the late 1980s when Evan Marshall was writing articles about his stopping power studies. When Marshall's first book came out in 1992, I ordered it immediately, despite the fact that I was a college student and really couldn't afford its $39 price tag. Over the years I bought all of the rest of Marshall's books as well as anything else I could find on the subject. I even have a first edition of Gunshot Injuries by Louis Lagarde published in 1915....
  • Study draws link between gun carriers and risky behavior

    06/28/2011 5:23:58 PM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies ^ | 6-28-11
    As Wisconsin heads toward lifting a ban on carrying concealed weapons, researchers at the University of California-Davis have turned up some unsettling information about those who may take advantage of the law. In a study using 15-year-old data -- the most recent available -- published online in the journal Injury Prevention, the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program says those who carried concealed weapons or who had confronted someone with a gun were twice as likely to be heavy drinkers than non-gun owners. Gun owners who drove with loaded weapons were four times more likely to hop behind the wheel...
  • The Uninvited Ombudsman Report, No. 100 - NICS Background Checks Expensive,

    06/09/2011 4:37:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 7 June, 2011 | Alan Korwin
    1- "Guns Save Lives" Censorship Opposed -- in Court The lamestream media told you: The city of Phoenix has censored 50 ads for the educational program of a local gun-safety training association, We oppose censorship in all its forms. The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: Although the "news" media steadfastly censors news about firearms, self-defense cases, new firearm products, the shooting sports and basically anything that confirms that guns are good, save lives, stop crime, and help keep America free -- the media is intolerant of censorship by government, and in this case it's a good thing. On May...
  • New Army Ammo Puts Mean in ‘Green’

    05/11/2011 7:14:14 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 74 replies · 1+ views ^ | May 05, 2011 | Christian Lowe
    ABERDEEN, Md. --- Tell a Soldier he's loading "environmentally friendly" ammo into his M4 mag and he might be skeptical about whether it's as effective as its lead counterpart. But Army officials here say the new M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round -- with its steel core instead of a toxic lead slug -- is far more effective than the current round, doubling the effective range and for the first time giving M4-wielding Joes the ability to penetrate barriers once reserved for higher-caliber rounds. "There's a stigma among Soldiers about something that's 'green,' " said Lt. Col. Jeff Woods, the Army's small...
  • Lead-free bullets to be tested at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    05/04/2011 12:21:58 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 60 replies
    ABC ^ | 4 May 2011 | AP story
    ABERDEEN, Md - The Army will be demonstrating new "green" ammunition at the Aberdeen Proving Ground. The military began providing the lead-free round last June to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. It replaces ammunition used since the early 1980s. A live-fire demonstration will be held Wednesday morning at the post. Soldiers will fire the new and old rounds, as well as a third type, to compare the performance of all three on identical targets.
  • SB 371 Rerouted(MT ammo components)

    04/09/2011 9:36:08 AM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 8 April, 2011 | Gary Marbut
    SB 371, the powder, primer and brass bill has been reassigned to the House Appropriations Committee to review the fiscal consequences of the bill. It is scheduled for a public hearing before Appropriations at 9 AM this morning (Friday). This reassignment caught me off guard or I would have been there. If you want to look at the Fiscal Note attached to SB 371, there is a link to it from the Legislature’s Web page for SB 371 (or HERE). Here is my email from late last night to members of the Appropriations Committee. Gary ===================== Dear Committee Members, I...
  • 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
  • Republican Rep. Thad Viers Selling Out Gun Ownrs in South Carolina

    03/04/2011 8:36:11 PM PST · by Big Labor Hater · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-5-11 | NAGR