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  • Swiss police take up assault rifles over terror threat

    12/01/2016 7:37:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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.
  • Police chiefs call for ban on assault weapons

    09/20/2007 12:42:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 81 replies · 837+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Sep. 20, 2007 | SUSANNAH A. NESMITH
    The International Association of Chiefs of Police urged Congress to pass `an effective assault weapons ban.' The International Association of Chiefs of Police issued a report Wednesday calling for a ban on assault weapons, arguing it will make officers safer by reducing the ``firepower available to criminals.'' The report hits home this week in South Florida, where law enforcement officials are still reeling from the murder of one of their own. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez, a former police officer and police director, gets angry when he talks about the fact that the gun used to kill Officer Jose Somohano was...
  • Cops At Risk As Criminals Use More Assault Weapons

    09/16/2007 2:28:44 PM PDT · by flattorney · 75 replies · 880+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | Sept 16, 2007 | Robert Nolin
    An extraordinarily violent day in South Florida -- which began with the shooting of four police officers south of Miami, and ended with the death of the gunman in Pembroke Pines -- brought home a disturbing fact of criminal life: More offenders are taking to the streets with high-powered assault weapons. "You can buy an assault rifle for about $200," said Carlos Baixauli, a special agent with the Miami district office of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. "That gives you a lot of firepower with the flick of a finger."
  • Miami Police get OK for more Firepower (Assault Rifles)

    09/16/2007 2:35:18 PM PDT · by flattorney · 39 replies · 592+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Sept 15, 2007 | Jack Dolan
    - - Miami's new policy reflects the growing trend of police departments adding firepower to compete with heavily armed criminals Citing a dramatic increase in the availability of high-powered, semiautomatic assault rifles -- like the one used Thursday to kill a Miami-Dade County police officer -- Miami Police Chief John Timoney has for the first time authorized patrol officers to start carrying similarly lethal weapons. A burgeoning ''arms race'' between police and heavily armed drug gangs forced him to sign the new policy earlier this week, Timoney said. That was even before Thursday's lopsided confrontation between four pistol-toting county police...
  • Mayors Take Aim at Gun Violence

    09/16/2007 2:40:13 PM PDT · by flattorney · 54 replies · 1,222+ views
    The (New Jersey) Times ^ | September 15, 2007 | Eva Loayza
    - - 38 leaders of cities meet in Trenton TRENTON -- Just two days after an AK-47 assault rifle and several other weapons were confiscated from a city teenager and a Miami-Dade County police officer was shot and killed in Florida, mayors gathered in the capital city for the U.S. Conference of Mayors leadership meeting called attention to the country's growing problem with gun violence.
  • GOP's Thompson: No gun limits

    09/15/2007 2:35:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 758+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | September 15, 2007 | Marc Caputo
    On the day South Florida mourned a slain police officer, Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson stopped in Miami and stuck firmly to his guns over what he says is the unnecessary call for limiting the right to bear arms. ''I do not think that abrogating Second Amendment rights is a good idea,'' the Republican said at the Versailles in Little Havana. ''The amount of violence created on the street by these kinds of weapons is very, very small,'' Thompson said. ``It's too bad. It's horrendous. Any kind -- whether it's a knife or an IED [improvised explosive device] or a...
  • 4 Arrested For Helping Suspected Cop Killer (Shawn LaBeet)

    09/14/2007 12:50:54 PM PDT · by flattorney · 53 replies · 4,242+ views
    CBS Channel 4 Miami ^ | Sept 14, 2007 | Staff
    (CBS4) DORAL Miami-Dade police have arrested four people in connection with the shootings of four Miami-Dade police officers, one of whom died.According to CBS4’s news partner The Miami Herald, three of those arrested are charged with aiding the suspected cop killer Shawn LaBeet.. Those suspects are Alba Bello, 47; her son, Alain Gonzalez, 24; and Bello’s boyfriend, Lazaro Guardiola, 35. The Herald reports all three have been charged with accessory after the fact for harboring LaBeet and are being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. Basically, investigators believe, they helped hide LaBeet as he hid from police in...
  • Suspected cop killer Shawn Labeet shot dead in Pembroke Pines

    09/13/2007 10:13:38 PM PDT · by flattorney · 96 replies · 4,876+ views
    Miami Hearld ^ | Fri, Sept 14, 2007 | David Ovalle and Manny Garcia
    The man suspected of killing one Miami-Dade cop and wounding three others Thursday morning in a shootout in south Miami-Dade was cornered and shot dead in a Pembroke Pines apartment complex sometime before midnight, a law enforcement source told The Miami Herald. Miami-Dade police would not confirm the information about suspect Shawn Sherwin LaBeet, but scheduled a news conference for 12:30 a.m. at its headquarters in Doral. After receiving a tip Thursday evening that LaBeet was hiding in an apartment complex in Pembroke Pines, Miami-Dade sent its SWAT team, the source told The Herald.
  • (Miami-Dade) 4 Officers Shot, Suspect (ID'd as Shawn LaBeet) Killed

    09/13/2007 9:05:29 AM PDT · by tdewey10 · 864 replies · 39,515+ views
    CBS4 Miami ^ | 09/13/07 | CBS
    Two Miami-Dade police officers have been injured in a so-called Tactical Operation gone bad in Cutler Bay. This is currently a developing story that began at SW 281st Street and 143rd Court in Cutler Bay where the two officers were possibly shot, reportedly with an assault rifle. Other officers may have also been hurt but only with minor injuries. At least one officer has been transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital. After the shooting, one suspect barricaded himself inside a building at 280th Street and Southwest 143RD Court. The other suspect took off in a White Honda Accord and began driving...
  • (Fred)Thompson Speaks Against Gun Control(Miami,FL)

    09/15/2007 5:08:16 PM PDT · by kellynla · 9 replies · 475+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Sep. 14, 2007 | MARC CAPUTO
    On the day South Florida mourned a slain police officer, Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson stopped in Miami and stuck firmly to his guns over what he says is the unnecessary call for limiting the right to bear arms. ''I do not think that abrogating Second Amendment rights is a good idea,'' the Republican said at the Versailles restaurant in Little Havana. ''The amount of violence created on the street by these kinds of weapons is very, very small,'' Thompson said. ``It's too bad. It's horrendous. Any kind -- whether it's a knife or an IED or a gun --...
  • 'Assault rifles' have a legal and useful place in hunting

    08/14/2007 12:47:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 100 replies · 2,234+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | August 12, 2007 | Bill Monroe
    I bought a new (for me, anyway) rifle this past week. It's black. It has a bipod on the stock, a black banana clip that looks like a handle, a scope with a lot of knobs and a shiny metal muzzle on the special oversized barrel. It looks a lot like an assault weapon. It is a Ruger 10/22, one of the most accurate and most popular sport/plinking rifles produced. I got it, in part, for my granddaughter, who's ready to graduate from a pellet rifle. She's no terrorist, and neither am I. Nor, as many of you have repeatedly...
  • Assault Rifles For Hunters? (by Jim Zumbo-Gun Grabber)

    02/18/2007 11:32:08 AM PST · by TYVets · 73 replies · 7,082+ views
    Hunting with Zumbo ^ | February 16, 2007 | Jim Zumbo
    I call them "assault" rifles, which may upset some people. Excuse me, maybe I'm a traditionalist, but I see no place for these weapons among our hunting fraternity. I'll go so far as to call them "terrorist" rifles.
  • The UN’s war on guns

    06/07/2006 11:09:58 AM PDT · by neverdem · 60 replies · 1,558+ views
    Tonawanda News ^ | June 06, 2006 | Bob Confer
    CNHI News Service — July 4 is the quintessential American holiday. It is a boisterous celebration of the birthing of the U.S. and the wonderful independence which has made our great nation the most powerful and influential country this world has ever known. This independence could never have come about were it not for firearms. Our forefathers were liberty-hungry upstarts who utilized their skills as marksmen to overthrow an oppressive government. Knowing full well that arming of citizens is necessary for the maintenance of liberty and peace by offering the ability to fend off not only potential invaders but future...
  • NJ Bill To Ban More Rifles as "Assault Rifles" (My Title)

    04/24/2006 7:00:37 AM PDT · by ZULU · 54 replies · 3,555+ views
    New Jersey State Assembly ^ | JANUARY 30, 2006 | Reed Guiscora
    ASSEMBLY, No. 2185 STATE OF NEW JERSEY 212th LEGISLATURE INTRODUCED JANUARY 30, 2006 Sponsored by: Assemblyman REED GUSCIORA District 15 (Mercer) SYNOPSIS Revises criteria for determining whether a rifle is an assault firearm. CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT As introduced. AN ACT concerning assault firearms and amending N.J.S.2C:39-1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey: 1. N.J.S.2C:39-1 is amended to read as follows: 2C:39-1. Definitions. The following definitions apply to this chapter and to chapter 58: a. "Antique firearm" means any rifle or shotgun and "antique cannon" means a destructive device defined in...
  • "They all come here to work ..."

    08/20/2005 8:43:24 AM PDT · by Zrob · 36 replies · 812+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 8-19-2005 | Cyndy Cole
    Eleven illegal immigrants from Mexico have been arrested and about 100,000 marijuana plants worth a total of $150 million are being uprooted as a result of several drug busts that culminated with one near Strawberry on Monday.
  • With Ban Lifted, Some Gun Shoppers Find Lower Prices

    09/16/2004 12:55:38 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 34 replies · 14,320+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 16, 2004 | FOX BUTTERFIELD
    Totally Awesome Guns and Range in West Valley City, Utah, has been hopping this week with customers trying to buy guns that were illegal until the 10-year-old ban on assault weapons expired Monday. One man bought all 15 of the Colt M-4 rifles that the store's general manager, Stephen Palano, had in stock. The M-4 is a semiautomatic version of the weapon used by American Special Forces and paratroopers. Until Congress allowed the assault weapon ban to lapse, the gun could be sold in the United States only to law enforcement agencies. Andy Risbeck was disappointed to enter the store...
  • McGreevey Directs Attorney General to Address Lapse of Federal Assault Weapons Ban

    09/13/2004 10:39:07 AM PDT · by ZULU · 26 replies · 652+ views
    New Jersey Governor's Office ^ | September 13, 2004 | James McGreevey
    McGreevey Directs Attorney General to Address Lapse of Federal Assault Weapons Ban New Jersey still has the toughest and most comprehensive ban in the United States, but the availability of assault weapons elsewhere could create an enhanced danger in the Garden State (HAMILTON) – Governor James E. McGreevey today signed an executive order directing Attorney General Peter C. Harvey to convene a task force that will respond to issues raised by the expiration of the federal assault weapons ban. The Federal law, signed in 1994 by President Clinton, included a clause that would allow it to expire today – 10...
  • Ignore the noise: Facts show gun control a scam

    08/27/2004 7:24:24 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 12 replies · 665+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 2004/08/27 | Dr., Dave Samuel
    If you listen to media rhetoric, you get the notion that the more guns people own, the more crime there will be. More husbands shooting wives. More suicides by guns. More armed robberies. More homicides. Recently I viewed a 56-minute CD, "A Question of Balance," summarizing a World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities. The meeting was held May 1-2, 2003, at the Tower of London, and eight scholars presented data on firearms and crime. If more guns in the home lead to more crimes, then Switzerland would be the crime capital of the world. There, all men...
  • 14 arrested in undercover federal probe of Nevada gun shows

    05/22/2004 4:54:17 PM PDT · by TERMINATTOR · 129 replies · 1,403+ views
    Las Vegas SUN ^ | May 21, 2004 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    RENO, Nev. (AP) - Federal agents working undercover at gun shows in Nevada the past year have arrested 14 suspects on a variety of firearms charges that include illegally possessing machine guns and explosives, agents said Friday. The FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and local law enforcement agencies joined to apprehend the 13 men and one woman in five Western states - Nevada, California, Utah, Idaho and Washington - as part of "Operation Over the Line." Nine of the suspects were arrested after search warrants were served Friday, and five others already were in custody as part...
  • Bush AWOL on Assault Weapons

    04/21/2004 3:41:45 AM PDT · by raybbr · 25 replies · 214+ views
    Tribune Media from Rainbowpush's web site. ^ | 4/20/2004 © Tribune Media Services | By Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
    This week, the Bush White House had the chance to send a clear message about how September 11 had transformed our politics. Instead it ducked, preferring pandering to principle. Vice President Dick Cheney, armed with muscular rhetoric, was dispatched to woo the zealots of the National Rifle Association. Cheney looked them in the eye and ducked completely on the issue of the day – whether the White House will renew the ban on the sale of assault weapons. Bush has gone AWOL once more. The assault weapons ban is supported by police chiefs and police officers across the country. It...
  • Anti-Firearms Letter From Berkeley

    03/18/2004 1:43:47 PM PST · by Travis McGee · 72 replies · 278+ views
    Email from Berkeley | March 18th, 2004 | "C_____ J. W______" <>
    "C_____ _. W______" wrote: I represent me only. This is a comment and my opinion. I don't think the "foundering fathers" had AK-47 or automatic weapons on their minds when they gave American citizens the right to bare arms or when you quoted these individuals to sale your book. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them." "What is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials. ~George Mason, 1788 "On every question of construction, let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, and...
  • Aptos Bank Robbery Suspects Captured [they were using banned Assault Rifles]

    12/04/2003 11:03:25 AM PST · by yonif · 25 replies · 387+ views ^ | December 2, 2003
    APTOS, Calif. -- A trio of men armed with high-powered assault rifles help up a Wells Fargo Bank in Aptos Monday. Police said the men -- carrying AR-15 assault rifles -- entered the bank on Soquel Drive before noon. They hit a woman and terrified other bank customers before making off with backpacks full of cash. No shots were fired. "These ARs also had 30-round banana clips in them with 223 rounds, which can penetrate care doors, bodies, windows ... and they travel forever," Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department spokesman Kim Allyn said. As a silent alarm at the bank...
  • XM-8: New U.S. Service Rifle?

    08/07/2003 10:52:17 AM PDT · by Long Cut · 838 replies · 17,632+ views
    Caliber: 5.56x45 mm NATO Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt Overall length: no data Barrel length: no data Weight: 2.67 kg empty Rate of fire: no data Magazine capacity: 30 rounds (STANAG) The development of the XM8 Lightweight Assault Rifle was initiated by US Army in the 2002, when contract was issued to the Alliant Techsystems Co of USA to study possibilities of development of kinetic energy part of the XM29 OICW weapon into separate lightweight assault rifle, which could, in the case of success, replace the aging M16A2 rifles and M4A1 carbines in US military service. According to the present...
  • VIDEO: CNN Fraudulent Assault Rifle Test (Compare The Muzzles Firing)

    05/21/2003 4:59:45 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 45 replies · 1,710+ views
    Check out this VIDEO of the FRAUDULENT Assault Rifle Test perpetrated by CNN last week. I urge all of you to COMPARE the muzzles of both assault rifles as they are fired. In the illegal assault rifle you can clearly see smoke exiting as if real bullets are being fired. In the second assault rifle which is described as the legal one, you see NO expulsion of fumes from the assault rifle. Were blanks used in the second rifle? You be the judge but I sure would like to see this matter investigated further. BTW, did you see how large...

    05/14/2003 5:47:02 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 38 replies · 804+ views
    PortlandPressHerald ^ | Wednesday, May 14, 2003 | MATT WICKENHEISER
    Nearly a decade after Bushmaster Firearms and other gun makers lost their fight to block a federal ban on assault weapons, the Windham company has increased its sales by at least 900 percent, erasing fears that the ban would put some manufacturers out of business. At Bushmaster, revenue is 10 to 15 times what it was before the 1994 law, said Allen Faraday, the company's vice president of administration. "We adjusted our business as to what was allowed and what wasn't allowed, and we've grown since then," Faraday said. "Basically, what we did was, going forward, we eliminated all of...

    04/12/2003 7:11:11 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 26 replies · 251+ views
    Vanity | 12 April 2003 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    A story was just posted about an Iraqi shopkeeper defending his shop against looters when U.S. troops arrived, were lied to and told the man was a Saddam loyalist, and shot the man to death with heavy machine gun fire. That and the battle for Baghdad are the biggest arguments against government interference in citizen ownership of semiautomatic rifles of ANY configuration that I know of. The Iraqis saw their heavy weaponry (i.e. mortars, tanks, APCs, heavy machine guns, artillery, etc., etc.) destroyed very quickly in the recent conflict. That left them with little but AUTOMATIC rifles, portable machine guns...
  • MARYLAND ALERT: MAHA MMM assault our Homeland Defense Rifles

    03/19/2003 7:22:30 PM PST · by drZ · 3 replies · 197+ views
    Delegate Don Dwyer, a member of the House Judicial Committee and strong defender of the 2nd Amendment has asked for your help in countering the propaganda from Leah Barrett of Marylanders Against Handgun Abuse. His e-mail is below - the email he received is the following message >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Fellow Pro- 2nd Amendment supporters, This e-mail was just sent to every member of the Jud committee. I would urge you to fire back with what ever information you have to combat this obvious propaganda. This is what we have to deal with. If you don’t have factual data don’t worry about...
  • Assault rifles offer a bit too much for home defense

    02/16/2003 8:38:11 PM PST · by conservativefromGa · 254 replies · 2,881+ views
    John Strauss Assault rifles offer a bit too much for home defense February 14, 2003 As store shelves throughout the city are emptied of duct tape and plastic sheeting by people concerned about terrorist attacks, other folks think the best defense is a good offense. Don Davis said gun sales at his Westside store have doubled since the latest terrorism alert. He said the $599 AK-47 is a top seller. Davis became locally famous a few years ago with endlessly repeated TV commercials in which he cocked a finger at the camera and cackled, "Folks, I don't want to make...
  • "We have the weapon. It is off the streets." - BAN Assault Sedans

    10/25/2002 9:52:23 AM PDT · by TexasGunRunner · 14 replies · 298+ views ^ | 25 Oct 2002 | Chief Moose
    Excerpt from "Ballistics match rifle to sniper attacks" on ROCKVILLE, Maryland (CNN) -- Ballistic tests on the rifle found in the car of the men authorities believe were involved in the Washington-area sniper attacks matched the weapon to the bullets in all but three of the 14 shootings, law enforcement officials said Thursday evening. The rifle "has been forensically determined to be the murder weapon," Michael Bouchard of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms told a news conference in Montgomery County, Maryland. "We have the weapon. It is off the street," said Montgomery County Police Chief Charles...
  • Man, fearing terrorists, fires at helicopter.

    07/20/2002 11:39:45 PM PDT · by spetznaz · 25 replies · 228+ views
    CNN ^ | July 20, 2002 | Associated Press
    <p>WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia (AP) -- A man armed with an assault-style rifle opened fire on a helicopter landing in a residential neighborhood, thinking the chopper was carrying terrorists, police said.</p> <p>Helicopter pilot John S. Sutton landed his helicopter July 13 at the home of businessman John Peters to pick him up, police said.</p>
  • Which Firearm are You?

    03/10/2002 7:24:08 PM PST · by xm177e2 · 91 replies · 321+ views