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  • Should You Own an AR-15?

    08/21/2016 5:48:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 203 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    After the massacre of gay Americans having a good time at an Orlando nightclub by an Islamic terrorist there were vivid discussions about people owning an AR-15 -- the principle long gun in use in America -- despite the fact that it was not the firearm used by the murderer. For some the discussion immediately lurched to gun control, but a lot of people had very little knowledge to support their arguments. I thought we should take a look at the AR-15. (Note: I am neither a gun owner or member of the NRA.) Another issue about the gun came...
  • Turn your AR-15 into a mini-Gatling gun

    08/12/2016 8:54:30 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/12/2016 | J Hines
    If you're craving to shoot a gatling gun, well you can now turn your AR-15 into one. Just by installing this conversion kit from Two Z Precision, this will allow you to fire 3 rounds per turn once installed. Watch Jerry Miculek take the ordinary gat and turn it into a mini Gatling Gun! Complete with mini crank and all, able to fire almost 700 Rounds per minute on a standard semi-auto AR-15. After watching Jerry shoot, it obviously doesn't look like a practical way of shooting and handling the AR, obviously its more for shoot and laughs. There are...
  • Restaurant Spurns Those Who Are O.K. With AR-15s

    08/01/2016 12:19:42 PM PDT · by DFG · 56 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 08/01/2016 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    After a gunman killed 49 people in June at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., Anne Verrill, a prominent Maine restaurateur, swung through a range of familiar emotions: frustration, anger, helplessness. She reflected, too, on her typical response to the nation’s litany of gun massacres. “We write Facebook posts, we copy and paste, and we talk about it with people who basically agree with us,” Ms. Verrill, 38, said the other day. “We’ve never really done anything outside the box with regard to gun control.”
  • Massachusetts gun shops redefine business after assault weapons ban

    07/31/2016 5:45:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 74 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | Jacki Billings
    Massachusetts gun stores are attempting to redefine their businesses in the weeks since the state’s attorney general effectively ended the sale of all AR-15s and AK-47s in the state. Per the measure, any vendors who continued selling the so-called “copycat” firearms violated the ban and could face fines, prison time and/or lose their Federal Firearms License. Greg Malany, owner of GFA ArmsTec, said the outright ban sent his shop into utter chaos as he had only a few hours to move his remaining inventory. “There was no warning,” Malany told The Milford Daily News. “It came completely out of...
  • AR-15 vs Mini-14

    07/27/2016 1:12:46 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 70 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/27/2016 | J Hines
    Depending on what the AR's or Mini's are used for, we can all agree that the AR's is better for most situations. (SHTF, home defense, hunting, etc..) But, if we talk talk about the costs to have either a low end or tricked out piece of hardware, I guess the discussions can go on almost forever with the die hard AR’s and Mini-14 folks. Or, better yet which one is most accurate? Here's what some are saying from Reddit and AR15Forum:Poison_Tequila: the truth is a little different. An AR can be picky or reliable, a mini is probably more accurate...
  • Tactical Use of the AR-15

    07/21/2016 11:55:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/21/2016 | J Hines
    Everybody has an AR because of its reliability, durability and flexibility. Besides owning a shotgun an AR is the next best thing for a home defense. This video highlights Richard Nance (GunsandAmmo Editor) and Dave Spaulding (Handgun Combatives) discussing tactics and techniques using an AR-15 which any lawful citizen can learn. They talk about best ways to enter and clear a room while not extending your AR out there. But if you do there are some weapon retention methods that can be used to retain your AR. See the video here. How bout you all, do you use your AR-15...
  • AG Maura Healey Takes Aim at Copycat Assault Rifles

    07/20/2016 10:23:54 AM PDT · by Harry Pothead · 17 replies
    boston magazine ^ | 7/20/16 | Spencer Buell
    No more knock-off AR-15s in Massachusetts, says Attorney General Maura Healey. The state’s top prosecutor on Wednesday announced she has sent a directive to gun makers to no longer sell weapons in Massachusetts that are similar enough to assault rifles to kill like assault rifles, but not similar enough to trigger the statewide ban—or so they thought.
  • A Modest Proposal: Democrats Want To Ban Anyone Under The Age Of 16 From Being Near AR-15 Rifles

    07/13/2016 2:57:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    With Democrats unable to sell their awful ideas on gun control policy, they’re becoming more and more irrational in their future proposals. Right now, there’s a piece of legislation that’s destined for legislative death, which would ban people under the age of 16 from firing AR-15 rifles ("weapons of war"), or any firearm considered to be “military-style” because that’s totally enforceable, said by no one ever (via The Hill): The proposal—from Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.)—would ban people younger than 16 from having or firing a machine gun or assault weapon. “The small hands of...
  • Antique SKS rifle used by Dallas Killer (No Ar-15 used)

    07/09/2016 4:35:43 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 232 replies
    https://thearmsguide.com/8805/sks-used-dallas-killer/ ^ | Published on July 9th, 2016 | by Mark Miller
    Initial reports from Dallas described multiple snipers with AR-15s #weaponsofwar. The ongoing propaganda theme among the tabloids is that the AR-15 has become the weapon of choice for terrorists and mass shooters. It turns out that the terrorist in Dallas question used an antique, the SKS, (according to CBS News) but the facts never keep the press from a good propaganda theme. The SKS was designed in the 40’s in Russia. It is such a basic rifle that it is legal in California with no modification. With its fixed ten round magazine, the SKS is everything that the gun haters...
  • Noveske - Back with a Bang

    07/08/2016 9:24:59 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/8/2016 | Troy Taysom
    The AR-15 is arguably the most popular rifle platform ever. It has been around since the late 1950s when it was created by Armalite. AR actually stands for Armalite rifle, and I can only imagine that their designers, back in 1959, had no idea they would create a platform that would transcend the civilian gun market place. When it first appeared it was chambered for .223/5.56, but today one can find calibers from .22LR all the way up to .50 Beowulf. With all of the options out there, building one’s own rifle has also become a popular pastime, because no...
  • NH: Veteran Car Dealer Cashes in On Popularity of AR15 rifles

    06/27/2016 3:01:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A New Hampshire business is cashing in on the high popularity of the AR15 style rifles. Owner Mike Hagan is a combat vet of Afghanistan.  His company offers a veterans' discount as well.  He isn't intimidated by political correctness. From nh1.com: Owner Mike Hagan, of Hagan's Motor Pool Auto Repair and Sales, told Fox25 that several people have taken him up on the deal so far. “I have given away four AR-15s and one 9mm handgun, which is the other option if you don't want the AR-15,” he said. Hagan has partnered with a nearby gun store for the...
  • EPA spends millions on military-style weapons, watchdog group reports

    10/10/2015 10:56:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    The Environmental Protection Agency has spent millions of dollars over the last decade on military-style weapons to arm its 200 “special agents” to fight environmental crime. Among the weapons purchased are guns, body armor, camouflage equipment, unmanned aircraft, amphibious assault ships, radar and night-vision gear and other military-style weaponry and surveillance activities, according to a new report by the watchdog group Open the Books. “Protecting the environment just got real. With millions of dollars spent on military style weaponry, the EPA is now literally ensconced with all institutional force,” said Adam Andrzejewski, founder of Open the Books and the author...
  • Why Does the IRS Need Guns?

    06/26/2016 8:12:31 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 65 replies
    Open the Books ^ | 16 June 2016 | Tom Coburn, Adam Andrzejewski
    Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services "Special Office of Inspector General Agents" being trained by the Army’s Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20 years, the number of these federal officers with arrest-and-firearm authority has nearly tripled to over 200,000 today, from 74,500 in 1996....
  • Why Does the IRS Need Guns?

    06/19/2016 7:57:56 AM PDT · by chuckee · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 18, 2016
    After grabbing legal power, bureaucrats are amassing firepower. It’s time to scale back the federal arsenal. Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services “Special Office of Inspector General Agents” being trained by the Army’s Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20 years, the number of these...
  • Why Does The IRS Need So Many Guns?

    06/17/2016 7:51:41 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal op-ed: Why Does the IRS Need Guns?, by Tom Coburn (former U.S. Senator) & Adam Andrzejewski (Founder, OpenTheBooks.com): Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services “Special Office of Inspector General Agents” being trained by the Army’s Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20...
  • Why Does the IRS Need Guns?

    06/17/2016 5:52:00 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6/16/2016 | Tom Coburn and Adam Andrzejewski
    Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services “Special Office of Inspector General Agents” being trained by the Army’s Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20 years, the number of these federal officers with arrest-and-firearm authority has nearly tripled to over 200,000 today, from 74,500 in 1996....
  • Gun Store sells 30,000 AR-15's in 5 days after Orlando (Birth of an Internet Hoax or Joke on MSM?)

    06/24/2016 9:03:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Vanity | June 24, 2016 | Perseverando
    Apparently many are being fooled by this outrageous story of how one gun store in "Podunk" Pennsylvania sold 30,000 AR-15's in 5 days after the Orlando shooting. This is an amazing feat of 21st century commerce since their "web presence" looks like something from the early 1990's. I've seen this Fox Business News story repeated on The Blaze, Washington Free Beacon, etc. This is patently absurd that no one from any reputable source has questioned this. Does no one fact check anymore (besides FreeRepublic)? The Hunters Warehouse owner, Tom Engle, told Stuart Varney of Fox Business News on June 17th...
  • Facebook scraps GOP congressional candidate's AR-15 giveaway posts

    06/23/2016 6:45:05 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    A Florida congressional candidate said Wednesday his contest to give away a semi-automatic rifle is still on despite the original post being taken down by Facebook. Greg Evers, who is running in the Republican primary for the open seat in Florida’s 1st District, announced Monday he’s giving away a “Homeland Defender” AR-15 rifle on July 4. But Monday night, Facebook pulled a post about the contest showing the rifle after receiving numerous complaints for "promoting graphic violence" and "describing the purchase or sales of drugs, guns or regulated progress." Facebook flagged another post sowing the rules for entering the contest.
  • Cops were ordered NOT to pursue Orlando gunman during massacre: Officer says he was told to wait

    06/22/2016 9:10:50 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 67 replies
    daily mail ^ | 6/22 | summers
    A police officer who was one of the first to arrive at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando has claimed he was made to wait while Omar Mateen wandered around the club gunning people down. The FBI said this week that police first responders 'engaged the shooter' inside the club at 2.08am but Officer Brandon Cornwell said he had been told to wait for a SWAT team to arrive. It is known that Mateen, who was heavily armed with an AR-15 assault rifle and a handgun and was feared to be carrying explosives, had an exchange of fire with a security...
  • Speaking different languages on gun control

    06/22/2016 4:37:11 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 15 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 22 jun 2016 | Christian Schneider
    We've all heard former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan's admonition that "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." Yet the public debate about guns in America takes Moynihan's warning to the next level: Each side not only has its own facts, it has its own language. For instance, take the rush after the recent Orlando shootings to ban "assault" or "military-style" weapons like the AR-15 rifle. Gun control advocates immediately jumped to regulate sales of "automatic weapons" and "assault rifles" like the AR-15, which they deem too deadly for one individual to need. Scary stories about...
  • Media Screwing Up Reports On The AR-15 During Mass Shootings Isn’t New,

    06/19/2016 12:39:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The Orlando attack was horrifying. A sick individual who pledged allegiance to ISIS over the phone and on social media senselessly gunned down 49 people inside Pulse nightclub in what has become the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. He used a Sig Sauer MCX semiautomatic rifle, which is an AR-15-style rifle that has similar features, but uses a different operating system. It was not an AR-15 rifle as originally reported. Nevertheless, it didn’t stop members of the media from bashing the AR-15 because that’s the firearm liberal want to ban. More importantly, it’s the firearm that President Obama wants to ban, despite...
  • NRA Hits Hillary Clinton in Powerful Ad after Orlando ISIS Massacre: “Stop Talking!”

    06/19/2016 10:01:16 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | June 19, 2016
    Last weekend Islamist extremist Omar Mateen slaughtered 49 innocents at a gay club in Orlando. The Democrat party’s response to the massacre was to punish ordinary Americans and push for the immediate ban AR-15s, a gun that WAS NOT used by the terrorist during the attack. The NRA released a video attacking the Democrat party on their refusal to face the threat of radical Islam. NRA spokesman and former Navy SEAL Dom Raso went off: Let me say something that every political hack pretending you know an AR-15 from a double-barrelled shotgun in the wake of the Orlando terror attack.
  • Former USN Seal Pro-Second Amendment/AR-15 Anti-Ophonybama/Hitlery rant

    06/19/2016 11:09:20 AM PDT · by Taxman · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | UNK | UNK
    A former USN Seal’s epic rant trashes Ophonybama and Hitlery’s call for disarming American citizens! http://video.dailymail.co.uk/video/mol/2016/06/19/8840663677568566951/480x270_8840663677568566951.mp4
  • Debate about the AR-15 has raged for years; here's a Q&A about the gun

    06/19/2016 6:20:22 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 37 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Bostian | Kelly
    ...The firearm used in the Orlando massacre was not an AR-15 but a Sig Sauer MCX... They are a class of firearm the National Shooting Sports Foundation calls “Modern Sporting Rifles” or, causally, MSRs. ... Is an AR an assault rifle or isn’t it? “AR” stands for the original designer “ArmaLite Rifle,” which makes model numbers AR-5, AR-7, AR-10... you get the idea. Civilian AR-platform rifles are not, in fact, “assault rifles” nor are they “automatic rifles” or “weapons of war.” Only military selective-fire rifles designed for battleground use like the M16 and the AK-47 are accurately described as “assault...
  • What is it like to fire an AR-15? It’s horrifying, menacing and very very loud

    06/14/2016 6:35:59 PM PDT · by digger48 · 174 replies
    Daily News ^ | June 14, 2016 | GERSH KUNTZMAN
    It feels like a bazooka — and sounds like a cannon. One day after 49 people were killed in the Orlando shooting, I traveled to Philadelphia to better understand the firepower of military-style assault weapons and, hopefully, explain their appeal to gun lovers. But mostly, I was just terrified. Many gun shops turned down our request to fire and discuss the AR-15, a style of semi-automatic rifle popular with mass killers such as San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook and similar to the Sig Sauer MCX rifle used by Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen. Killers in mass shootings used AR-15, thanks to...
  • What is it like to fire an AR-15? It’s horrifying, menacing and very very loud (LOL/Barf!)

    06/18/2016 6:21:53 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 157 replies
    But Frank Stelmach of Double Tap Shooting Range and Gun Shop invited me, videographer Michael Sheridan and reporter Adam Shrier to come down. Stelmach is not like many gun lovers. He admires his weaponry, yes, and has difficulty explaining why law-abiding citizens need a gun that can empty a 40-round magazine in a few seconds. But he also hates the idea that “bad people” get a hold of a gun like this and use it to kill without difficulty. “There should be expanded background checks — extending into your family, friends and associates,” he said. “And there should be a...
  • Dick Durbin Says No Self-Respecting Sportsman Uses an 'AR-47' to Hunt Deer in Illinois

    06/18/2016 12:59:53 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 190 replies
    BuzzPo ^ | 6/15/2016 | BY ERIC REED
    If you haven’t been keeping up with the gun control debate following the Orlando terrorist attack, many democratic senators are conducting a filibuster of sorts to demand banning certain types of weapons. Illinois senator, Dick Durbin, apparently couldn’t resist speaking on the topic either. Ironically, every word that left Dick Durbin’s mouth made him look like a complete jackass. He claimed that no self-respecting sportsman in his home state of Illinois would ever use an ‘AR-47’ to hunt deer. Senator Durbin is actually correct for two major reasons. First of all, there’s no such thing as an ‘AR-47.’ There’s an...
  • Bought My First AR-15 Yesterday (vanity)

    06/18/2016 6:28:03 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 111 replies
    Vanity ^ | 6/18/16 | Drew68
    After reading that Academy Sports was pulling their AR style rifles off the shelves, I headed to my neighborhood Gander Mountain here in Jacksonville, Florida to see if they had wussed out as well. If Gander Mountain is pulling their AR rifles off the shelves, it is only because they are putting them in boxes and sending them out the door with customers. I approached the hunting department around 7:00 pm. I hadn't planned on buying anything, though I hadn't dismissed the idea either. I was just there to look around. AR-styles have always interested me. I am familiar with...
  • Car dealership giving away firearms with purchase of vehicle

    06/17/2016 3:42:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    ajc.com ^ | June 17, 2016
    ROCHESTER, N.H. — A New Hampshire car dealership is running a special promotion where everyone who buys a car will get an AR-15 as well. Owner Mike Hagan said so far several people have taken him up on the deal."I have given away 4 AR-15's and one 9mm handgun, which is the other option if you don't want the AR-15," he said. Hagan has partnered with a nearby gun store for the promotion. "They go to the dealer and pass their background check. If they don't pass they don't get the weapon it's that's simple," he said.
  • Fox News Anchor Joins Left in Calling For Assault Weapons Ban(gretchen)

    06/15/2016 5:58:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/15/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Calling for more gun control in the wake of mass shootings has become the norm for the president, politicians, and pundits alike—and Orlando has been no different. This time, however, a more surprising face has joined the bandwagon: Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson. “Yes, the Orlando massacre was terror,” she said, “But there’s no doubt that Omar Mateen was able to kill so many people because he was firing an AR-15, a military style assault weapon, a weapon easier to buy in the state of Florida than buying a handgun.” Let’s break for a moment here to point out that right...
  • Rainbow Flags With #ShootBack Written on Them Found in West Hollywood

    06/16/2016 8:22:16 PM PDT · by cll · 48 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 06/16/2016 | Ted Chen
    Rainbow flag signs with "#ShootBack" written on them were found plastered across West Hollywood on Thursday morning, causing a stir among residents and condemnation from city leaders, less than a week after the shooting rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The flags, blending a snake symbol used by the Tea Party with the symbol for gay pride, were found all over the Southern California city Thursday morning, including in front of City Hall and one of the city's most popular gay bars, the Abbey. Crews worked all afternoon to remove the signs. City leaders say even though they're still...
  • Why Democrats aren't pushing an assault weapons ban

    06/16/2016 5:54:13 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/16/16 | Sarah Wheaton and John Bresnahan
    In a private meeting of Democrats on Wednesday, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) begged his colleagues to push a measure that might have actually prevented Sunday morning’s carnage in Orlando: an assault weapons ban. Cicilline was answering the call of President Barack Obama and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, to keep “weapons of war” off the streets. But Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi nixed it. Better, she said, to focus on barring terror suspects from buying guns. That measure’s a no-brainer for Democrats, she reasoned, and easier to explain to the public. "It’s not that we’re not strong enough to make the...
  • Nancy Pelosi Rejects Gretchen Carlson’s ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

    06/17/2016 11:57:45 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/17/2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    During a private meeting on Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rejected the “assault weapons” ban being pushed my Democrat colleagues and Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson. Pelosi said Democrats should focus on fights that are actually winnable, and she does not see an AR-15 ban as one of those fights. According to Politico, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) put forward the “assault weapons” ban, and Pelosi shut it down. She said, “It’s not that we’re not strong enough to make the fight. It’s just that we want to win the fight.” Breitbart News reported that Gretchen Carlson took time on air...
  • Navy Seal Reveals TRUTH About AR-15…Obama And Hillary Are PISSED!

    06/17/2016 7:59:17 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 3 replies
    Headline Politics ^ | 6-17-16 | Wayne Dupeee
    Saudi Arabia has paid more than 20 percent of the cost of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for presidential elections, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was quoted as saying Sunday in a news report by the Jordanian Petra News Agency. This is outrageous, if true, as it is illegal in the U.S. for presidential candidates to accept funding from foreign governments. Please don't hold your breath waiting for the FBI or the Dept. of Injustice as you could be dead a long time! She should already be in prison, along with many other politicians! https://twitter.com/DRUDGE_REPORT/status/743439538970726400
  • Breaking: Wife of Orlando terrorist is now missing

    06/16/2016 12:39:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 198 replies
    RedStatewatcher ^ | 6/16/16 | ???
    At a Fort Pierce home owned by members of the Mateen family, Seddique Mateen — father of the Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen — said Omar's wife Noor Salman is "no longer here" and that she was no longer in the area. He would not say where she had gone.
  • Family of AR-15 Inventor Eugene Stoner: He Didn't Intend It for Civilians <hit piece>

    06/16/2016 5:00:47 AM PDT · by mykroar · 54 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 6/16/2016 | Tony Dokoupil
    The AR-15 is the most talked about gun in America. But the AR-15's creator died before the weapon became a popular hit and his family has never spoken out. Until now."Our father, Eugene Stoner, designed the AR-15 and subsequent M-16 as a military weapon to give our soldiers an advantage over the AK-47," the Stoner family told NBC News late Wednesday. "He died long before any mass shootings occurred. But, we do think he would have been horrified and sickened as anyone, if not more by these events." The inventor's surviving children and adult grandchildren spoke exclusively to MSNBC by...
  • Rep. Alan Grayson: An AR-15 Rifle Can Fire ‘700 Rounds In A Minute’

    06/14/2016 4:09:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    No, Rep. Alan Grayson—an AR-15 rifle cannot shoot 700 rounds per minute. And CNN’s Erin Burnett did nothing to press him on this outrageous claim during her on-camera interview with him Sunday. Now, the AR-15 wasn’t the rifle used in the Orlando attack, which left 49 people dead in the worst mass shooting in American history. It also was a likely terrorist attack, but let’s discuss these remarks by Grayson because it shows how the anti-gun Left has no clue what they’re talking about.Alan Grayson claims AR-15 can fire 700 rounds per minute, which is ridiculous “If I may just say...
  • About that Orlando AR-15… it wasn’t

    06/14/2016 3:33:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 14, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Some day, in a far off, idealistic future, we may yet live to see a time when the media reports on a story involving guns and gets the details right. But that day has apparently not yet arrived. After the news of the Orlando shooting broke, the focus of the anti-gun press immediately settled on the long rifle legally purchased by the ISIS aficionado for the terror attack. (He wasn’t on the terrorist watch list at the time, Hillary, just in case you were wondering.) It was immediately announced that an AR-15 was once again at the center of the...
  • GOP Lawmaker To Give Away Two AR-15 Assault Rifles As Door Prize At Fundraiser (Tennessee)

    06/14/2016 11:14:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | June 13, 2016 | Laura Bassett, senior politics reporter
    One day after the worst mass shooting in American history, Tennessee State Rep. Andy Holt (R) said he plans to give away two AR-15 assault rifles — the same kind of weapon used in the massacre — as a “door prize” at an upcoming political fundraiser. Holt, a self-described conservative Christian, had announced last week that he would give away one AR-15 at “Hogfest,” a barbeque fundraiser on his farm that has a petting zoo and hay rides. But when reporters asked him after the Orlando, Florida, shooting on Sunday whether he still planned to give away the assault weapon,...
  • NY Daily News Reporter Complains Shooting an AR-15 Bruised His Delicate Shoulder (LOL Alert)

    06/14/2016 2:30:38 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 156 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 14, 2016 | Kemberlee Kaye
    "It feels like a bazooka - and sounds like a cannon." How do we know AR-15s are the single most lethal weapon on the planet? Because they're SO LOUD. LOUD, YOU HEAR ME?! LOUD!!!! This is one of those things that must be read to be believed, and no, this was not found in The Onion, amazingly. New York Daily News reporter Gersh Kuntzman set out to test shoot an AR-15. “It feels like a bazooka — and sounds like a cannon,” he writes. A cannon. And Bazooka? The same bazooka also known as a "recoilless rifle"? I would like...
  • Conan O’Brien: No One Should Be ‘Allowed’ To Own A Semiautomatic Rifle

    06/14/2016 1:47:03 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 14, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    During the June 13 monologue on Conan, host Conan O’Brien referenced the Orlando terror attack and said no one should be able to own “a semiautomatic rifle.” He described semiautomatic rifles as “weapons of war” that “have no place in civilian life.”
  • Oh, The Orlando Killer Didn't Use An AR-15 Rifle...

    06/14/2016 11:55:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Folks—the demonization of the AR-15 rifle has begun in the media. The usual talking points about its lethality, its rate of fire, and its scariness are coursing through the veins of the anti-gun Left following the Orlando attack. Omar Mateen committed the worst mass shooting in U.S. history on Sunday morning, which will likely be reclassified as a terrorist attack, when he murdered 49 people at a gay nightclub (Pulse). As Bob Owens and Streiff noted at Bearing Arms and RedState respectively, Mateen didn’t use an AR-15 rifle, but the media has a narrative to dole out (via CBS News):...
  • NARRATIVE FAIL: Orlando Islamic Terrorist Did NOT Use An AR-15

    06/13/2016 7:07:24 PM PDT · by detective · 91 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | June 13, 2016 | Bob Owens
    The anti-gun politimedia wasted no time at all demonizing the most common rifle in the United States as being the real villain of the Islamic terrorist attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Newsweek screamed, “ORLANDO SHOOTING PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON AR-15 RIFLE.” Judd Legume of Think Progress squeaked, “The NRA’s Love Affair With The AR-15, Weapon Of Choice For Mass Murderers, In 22 Tweets.” Always wrong Christopher Ingraham of the Washington Post whined, “The gun used in the Orlando shooting is becoming mass shooters’ weapon of choice.” Here’s the thing. The rifle used by the Islamist terrorist in Orlando was not...
  • Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence (UMC goes full retard on guns)

    06/13/2016 8:24:28 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    UMC website ^ | 13 JUNE 16 | A UMC.org Feature by Joe Iovino
    “Pray for Orlando" we read on Facebook and Twitter. Prayer is vitally important, but is there more we can do? As United Methodist Christians, we mourn with the victims and families of those wounded and killed in the shootings on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. We may even pray and wonder if anything could have been done to avert this heinous act. But should we do more? Is there anything that can be done to keep something similar from happening in the future? While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem....
  • ISIS fanatic died in a hail of bullets as he burst through hole in the wall made by cops(T)

    06/13/2016 7:40:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 6/12/2016 | GUY BIRCHALL and ELLIE FLYNN
    ISIS maniac Omar Seddique Mateen, 29, fired indiscriminately inside gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida after shooting the doorman dead early Sunday morning. Police used explosives and a BearCat armoured vehicle to smash a hole in the wall, allowing some trapped clubbers to escape. Mateen emerged from the hole shooting moments later and was shot dead by a team of "eight or nine" officers. The killer is thought to have been armed with the same gun used by the Sandy Hook school shooter. The AR-15 semi-automatic rifle has left dozens dead in multiple shootings this decade, calls for a nationwide...
  • AR-15 -- how much oil is too much?

    05/11/2016 7:46:48 AM PDT · by TheDandyMan · 45 replies
    n/a ^ | 5/11/2016 | TDM
    I just brought home my first AR-15, specifically a Ruger AR556. My understanding, based on the condition of AR-15's I've handled and general hearsay from friends who own AR's has always been that AR-15's, generally speaking, like to be well-lubricated. However, the clerk I bought it from said that the AR556 prefers "not a whole lot of oil" and the videos Ruger puts out on the AR556 say not to go ham with the lube as well...This doesn't gel with what other people have told me, and furthermore, I've always erred on the side of keeping my guns quite well-oiled....
  • Universities Embrace "Assault Weapons" on Campus

    04/27/2016 4:40:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Over a hundred universities and colleges have embraced the concept of having "assault weapons" on campus.  It is worth noting, that when the university administrations buy the weapons for their own use, the menacing nomenclature of "assault weapon" is magically transformed into "semi-automatic rifles". Campus administrations all over the country who have been claiming that allowing adults who have concealed carry permits on their campus will chill free speech and academic freedom, have no such concerns with having "assualt weapons" on campus, as long as the weapons are in the hands of the people they command.  From abcnews.go.com: Once...
  • John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View

    03/13/2016 5:51:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/7/15 | The View
    John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View Video at link
  • North Carolina Pastor Disarms Vet During New Year's Service

    01/03/2016 4:34:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 3, 2016 | Tim Stelloh
    Bishop Larry Wright had been preaching for about 20 minutes on New Year's Eve when he saw the front door of his North Carolina church swing open. In marched a young disheveled man whom he'd never seen before. In one hand the man had a semi-automatic assault rifle; in the other, a magazine. He wasn't. Wright, 57, is a City Council member. But he was also a career military man a former paratrooper and drill sergeant who retired in 1997 so his training kicked in as he descended the pulpit's three steps: Was there a bullet still in the chamber?...
  • Hump Day Remedial Training: Field Stripping and Cleaning an AR-15

    12/30/2015 7:19:41 AM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Cal Sportsman | 12/30/2015 | C Cocoles
    Here's your Hump day humor and education on remedial training on disassembling and cleaning an AR-15. For you AR owners this is a breeze, but it doesn't hurt to learn this subliminally by watching this video here. Here's some screen capture: