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  • Federal Appeals Court Says Assault Rifles Are ‘Weapons Of War’ Not Protected By Second Amendment

    02/22/2017 5:51:23 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 85 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 02/22/17 | JASON SILVERSTEIN
    A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that assault rifles and other so-called “weapons of war” are not protected under the Second Amendment. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decision upheld Maryland’s ban on assault rifles, which was passed in 2013 in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut. It cited a 2008 Supreme Court case, Heller v. District of Columbia, which said that weapons “most useful in military service” are not covered by the Constitution. “We are convinced that the banned assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are among those arms that are ‘like’ M-16...
  • Swiss police take up assault rifles over terror threat

    12/01/2016 7:37:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 30 November 2016 11:20 CET+01:00
    Police in Switzerland are arming themselves with assault rifles to be better prepared in the event of a terrorist attack, according to reports. Stefan Blättler, chief of Bern cantonal police, told Swiss-German TV program 10vor10 that his service had bought assault rifles for its police officers and that “several” other cantonal police services in the country were doing the same, reported news agencies on Wednesday. […] The advantage of assault rifles — a long-range selective-fire gun frequently used by the military — is that “they can be used over a longer distance”, he said. …
  • Newtown victims' families suit against AR-15 rifle manufacturer dismissed

    10/16/2016 4:36:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | October 14, 2016
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the Dec. 14, 2012, school attack, in which a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by...
  • You Can Already Buy a Kit to Circumvent California's Brand-New 'Assault Weapon' Law

    07/07/2016 1:18:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | July 7, 2016 | Jacob Sullum
    California, which in 1989 became the first state to ban so-called assault weapons, has expanded that category twice since then: in 1999, when the legislature added a generic definition to the original list of specifically proscribed models, and last week, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill aimed at a device that legally circumvented the ban. With the ink barely dry on the new law, another workaround is already available. The 1999 law covered any semiautomatic centrefire rifle with a detachable magazine and any of six "military-style" features: 1) a flash suppressor, 2) a grenade launcher or flare launcher, 3)...
  • Reporter's Attempt to Show Ease of Buying an Assault Rifle Backfires

    06/26/2016 11:14:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 22, 2016 | 6:50 PM EDT | Randy Hall
    Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times decided last week to purchase an AR-15 following the Pulse night club shooting in Orlando, Florida. His purpose, he said, was to demonstrate how simple it was and to explore Illinois’ gun laws concerning assault weapons. When he bought the gun, Steinberg planned to sell it back to the store. However, his purchase was stopped by the gun store, which canceled the transaction during Illinois’ required 24-hour waiting period after discovering he had lied on his background check about his history of alcohol abuse and domestic violence. In his article, Steinberg admitted that while...
  • Guns And Homophobia Don't Kill People,Muslim Terrorists Do

    06/17/2016 3:10:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Gun violence did not kill 49 people in Orlando. Guns, no matter whether you call them “assault rifles” or “weapons of war”, do not independently kill anyone. No gun, by any name, walks into a gay bar and shoots people. No more than box cutters slash the throats of stewardesses independently or passenger planes fly themselves into the World Trade Center. When a Muslim terrorist shoots up a gay bar, it’s not gun violence. It’s Islamic terrorism.
  • Paris police to be equipped with assault rifles

    02/29/2016 7:40:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 29 Feb 2016 16:59 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Parisian police will be given assault rifles and Kalashnikov-resistant shields in a first for the French capital's officers nearly four months after a devastating terror attack killed 130 people, the interior minister said on Monday. The weapons, up until now reserved for elite intervention forces, will allow members of certain police units "to intervene as fast as possible to reinforce the first patrols, notably when we are confronted with mass killings," said the minister Bernard Cazeneuve. "Some of the criminals you are confronted with no longer hesitate to use heavy weapons against you, and you must be equipped with the...
  • Do Bushmaster AR-15s/M4s accept polymer magazines?

    03/07/2015 6:44:30 PM PST · by eater-of-toast · 23 replies
    As a .308 guy, and an M-1A and FAL owner, I've never purchased an AR-15 or semiauto M4, but think I'm about to give in. One feature I want is the ability to use polymer magazines, eg the Israeli orlite 30-rounders. I remember it used to be the case that Bushmasters would only feed the first round from a polymer magazines properly. Has Bushmaster rectified this, or no? I want an AR-15 or M4 that'll feed consistently from any aftermarket magazine. I don't wish to be restricted to the gunmaker's propriety magazines, or to aluminum magazines only (which, unless I'm...
  • Will Connecticut choose to ignore or make war against 300,000 gun registration scofflaws?

    03/23/2014 8:38:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 112 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/23/14 | Doug Book
    To date, a reported 50,016 people have guaranteed the eventual confiscation of their firearms by obeying the “Assault Weapons” registration requirements of Connecticut’s new gun law. But according to a 2011 study commissioned by the Connecticut Office of Legislative Research it is estimated that more than 300,000 additional weapons have NOT been registered, their owners refusing to relinquish either their semi-auto rifles OR their liberty to Connecticut lawgivers. (Given recent record sales years that 300,000 could today be 400,000 or more.) So in spite of the threats of Connecticut’s left-wing politicos to imprison those with the courage to defy unconstitutional...
  • 49ers' (linebacker Aldon) Smith charged with felony possession of assault rifles

    10/09/2013 1:29:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    KTVU.com ^ | 10/9/13 | KTVU
    SANTA CLARA CO., Calif. — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been charged with felony possession of assault weapons which were discovered after shooting at his house back in 2012, according to authorities. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s announced Wednesday that 24-year-old Smith has been charged with three felony counts of assault weapon possession, after three rifles that are illegal to own in California were found at Smith's residence back in June of 2012. “The preamble to the assault weapons law states that each assault weapon ‘has such a high rate of fire and capacity for firepower that...
  • Fear and loading in Kentucky: $350 buys bump fire stock to turn a semiauto rifle into a machine gun

    09/19/2013 7:59:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Al Jazeera America ^ | September 19, 2013 | Andy Kopsa
    My first night in Louisville, Jim showed me his guns. The born-and-bred Kentucky boy stores them in a hulking safe with a keypad lock, hidden inside a walk-in closet. Over 5 feet tall and almost 4 feet wide, it easily holds Jim's collection of pistols, rifles and handguns, with room to spare. Lining the back of the door is a leather organizer with more guns snugly tucked in its pockets. One by one, Jim pulled out gun after gun, explaining the provenance of each one. There was his grandfather's Browning SA .22, an antique handgun of gray polished metal. I...
  • Gun lovers gather for build-your-own-rifle parties

    05/24/2013 7:42:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 24, 2013 | Matt Kwong
    Rifle-building parties mix burgers and beer with a chance to sidestep gun laws by building your own weapon. What’s a party without some brewskies, a few burgers on the grill and a group of buddies just kicking back and assembling some of the world’s deadliest assault weapons from make-shift parts? That’s the premise of so-called rifle "build parties" that are spawning across the U.S. and in California in particular, where the gun laws are considered to be among the country’s most restrictive. Although gun ownership makes a person subject to having their firearms registered with the government, build parties provide...
  • Judge Jeanine: "Owning a Gun is My God-Given Right!"

    02/09/2013 11:02:08 AM PST · by Dogbert41 · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 02/02/13 | Judge Jeanine
    "Owning a Gun, is my God-Given Right!"
  • Scarborough: Woman Testifying In Support Of Assault Rifles Looked Like 'Jackass'

    01/31/2013 4:25:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough said that a Senior Fellow at the Independent Women's Forum testifying in favor of assault rifles looked "like a jackass." Gayle Trotter, who holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia and is the co-founder of a D.C. law firm, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. She argued that having an assault rifle could help a woman defend herself and her children against intruders. Immediately after playing a clip of her testimony, Scarborough said: "if you go out and try to defend assault weapons, then you end up looking like...
  • If ‘Assault Weapons’ Are Bad…Why Does DHS Want to Buy 7,000 of Them for ‘Personal Defense’?

    01/28/2013 7:50:21 AM PST · by libstripper · 33 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Jan. 26, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to acquire 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO “personal defense weapons” (PDW) — also known as “assault weapons” when owned by civilians. The solicitation, originally posted on June 7, 2012, comes to light as the Obama administration is calling for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines. Citing a General Service Administration (GSA) request for proposal (RFP), Steve McGough of RadioViceOnline.com reports that DHS is asking for the 7,000 “select-fire” firearms because they are “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters.” The term select-fire means the weapon can be both semi-automatic and automatic....
  • [Old Dec 2012 NBC Video via a few Bloggers] The Big Sandy Hook Newtown Lie...

    01/19/2013 9:24:38 AM PST · by maggiesnotebook · 94 replies
    NBC News via IJRev Blog via Maggie'sNotebook Blog ^ | Week of 11 Dec 2012 NBC | NBC News via Kyle Becker/IJR Blog via Maggie@MaggiesNotebook Blog
    NBC is reporting that Adam Lanza did not take rifles inside Sandy Hook Elementary School. He did not use a rifle, deemed an "assault weapon" by the administration and media to kill and wound. To repeat, no rifles were found inside the school. Lanza reportedly had four handguns with him. How many of those handguns were used in the killings isn't known, or at least is not included in this report. (NBC video linked below) The correspondent [in the video below] makes it clear over and over again that he confirmed this information with federal and state officials. Now, a...
  • Freep a Poll - Daily poll: Should principals and teachers be armed?

    12/21/2012 3:39:08 PM PST · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 39 replies
    Rep. Dennis Baxley is suggesting a novel approach for preventing a repeat of the kind of shooting massacre that occurred last Friday in Newtown, Conn.: arm principals and teachers with guns.
  • Turn Them Over: Feinstein Moves To Ban ALL Assault Rifles, High Capacity Magazines, and Pistol Grips

    11/07/2012 3:27:59 PM PST · by blam · 56 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11-7-2012 | Mac Slavo
    Turn Them Over: Feinstein Moves To Ban ALL Assault Rifles, High Capacity Magazines, and Pistol Grips Mac Slavo November 7th, 2012 The agenda no longer needs to be hidden from public view. With President Obama winning another term and democrats taking control of the Senate, the move to fundamentally change America from within has begun – with a vengeance. We’re all aware of the restrictive gun laws in the State of California which require low capacity magazines for handguns, fixed magazines for “assault” rifles, and a whole lot of running around just to be granted the right to carry a...
  • Mattel Tommy Burst TV commercial 1960s!

    11/14/2009 5:54:59 AM PST · by tlb · 53 replies · 1,877+ views
    Youtube ^ | February 11, 2007 | ctaesque
    Rare early 60s tv commercial for Mattel's Tommy Burst submachine gun detective set. Load in some fresh caps, pull the bolt back, and it made a God-awful noise as it produced a small cloud of smoke around the barrel tip. It was fantastic!! Guaranteed to take your friends & relatives down, one at a time.
  • Shootout kills 16 in Mexico's Acapulco resort

    06/07/2009 7:52:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies · 1,850+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 7, 2009
    A military official says 15 gunmen and a soldier were killed in a two-hour shootout in the heart of Acapulco’s hotel zone. The army colonel ... says the gunmen opened fire with assault rifles and about 50 grenades on soldiers who arrived at the house. The soldiers found four Guerrero state police officers inside the house who said they were being held captive by the gunmen.