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  • Gun Review: Aero Precision .308 M5E1

    02/12/2016 6:41:50 AM PST · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 2/12/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Aero Precision's M5E1 is an evolutionary improvement on the basic AR-10 theme. The Aero Precision M5E1 is a logical development from their more basic M5 .308 autoloading rifle. It is positioned as a firearm that's practical in the field, yet more accurate and capable of sustained fire than typical hunting or defense rifles. The main upgrade is the strengthened receiver designed to give monolithic-rail effects without its logistical disadvantage, namely the difficulty of changing the forend. The area where the free-floated hand guard and the barrel attach to the receiver has been beefed up relative to the typical AR-10-style guns....
  • Ted Nugent Isn’t Just an Anti-Semitic Halfwit. He’s Also Bad for Guns.

    02/12/2016 5:31:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 63 replies
    Tablet ^ | 2-12-16 | Liel Leibovitz
    The rocker’s latest vile campaign targets Jews, but it hurts Second Amendment supporters most Mark Twain, who knew a thing or two about idiots, famously warned his readers not to argue with fools; do that, he quipped, and onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. So it's with much trepidation that I'm addressing Ted Nugent's latest outrage: having previously written a song that advocated handcuffing and raping underage girls, and having allegedly put his passion for prepubescence into practice by engaging in sexual conduct with a twelve-year-old--illegal, immoral, inconceivable to any conscientious human being--the degenerate rocker posted anti-Semitic...
  • TX: Brooks' Place BBQ Offers Discount for Open Carry

    02/12/2016 6:04:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The award winning Texas BBQ place in Houston, Brooks Place, LLC, offered a 25% discount for open carriers on the first effective day of open carry reform.Brooks says that it is "not a political thing". I suspect he is right. It is a business thing. After the initial surge, the discount was reduced to 10%. From yourhoustonnews.com: There is a place where Houstonians can get BBQ at a discount simply for exercising their right to openly carry their gun. The BBQ trailer located in the parking lot with ACE Hardware and Kroger on FM 529 is owned and operated...
  • Thief Who Stole More Than 85 Guns Receives Probation In Plea Deal

    02/12/2016 3:30:15 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    Guns and Patriots ^ | February 8, 2016 | Bob Owens
    Don't talk to me about passing a single new gun law if you aren't fighting to make sure criminals are being prosecuted to the fullest extent of our existing laws. Criminals who commit crimes involving firearms are routinely allowed to cut plea deals on every level, even after people are killed with stolen or straw-purchased weapons. A gun thief in Minnesota who is receiving probation after stealing more than 85 guns is just the latest example of our nation's continued failure to put those committing gun crimes behind bars.
  • Economists' and Criminologists' Views on Guns: Crime, Suicides & Right-to-Carry Handgun Laws

    02/11/2016 6:26:30 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 3 replies
    Social Science Research Network ^ | 02/06/2016 | Dr. John Lott & Gary Mauser
    Economists' and Criminologists' Views on Guns: Crime, Suicides & Right-to-Carry Concealed Handgun Laws Abstract: Economists and Criminologists have very different models of human behavior. A total of 74 out of 130 academics who published peer-reviewed empirical research on gun issues in criminology and economics journals responded to our survey. That was a 57% response rate. Looking at their views on gun control, our survey finds that these two groups have very different views on gun control that vary in systematic ways that we expected. While economists tend to view guns as making people safer, criminologists hold this position less strongly....
  • Dr. John Lott (Even liberal academics are turning pro-gun ownership)

    02/11/2016 5:23:46 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/11/2016 | Dr. John R. Lott Jr.
    John Lott: Even Liberal Academics Are Turning Pro-Gun Ownership From the left and right, people are bombarded with diametrically opposing claims on guns. But most of this bombardment isn’t coming from the National Rifle Association. Michael Bloomberg is spending far more money — hundreds of millions of dollars — trying to convince Americans that guns should be kept out of the hands of even law-abiding citizens. And yet, by double-digit margins, Americans say that they feel safer if more people in their neighborhood own guns. The answer is the same on concealed carry. Most of the media are doing their...
  • Mounted Shooting: Horsemanship is King

    02/11/2016 4:29:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    While I was in Texas this past December, I attended a mounted shooting competition about 50 miles from Fort Worth. The competition was organized by Texas Smoking Guns. I had not attended one before. The event was held at Salt Creek Arena and Stables, on FM 51, just south of Boyd, Texas.Several things are different about Mounted Shooting compared to more conventional shooting competitions. The most obvious is that they do not use conventional ammunition. They use blanks. Special blanks, that are not provided by the shooters, but are issued to them by the organization holding the meet. This...
  • ‘I would do it all over again,’ says hero fired for using handgun to save woman’s life

    02/11/2016 3:25:18 PM PST · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 11, 2016 | Peter Holley
    Didarul Sarder lost his job for pulling a gun to rescue a woman who was being stabbed to death, but he never regretted his split-second decision. "I would do it all over again,"he told Fox affiliate WJBK. "If I could save this woman's life over a job. I can get another job." The 32-year-old has been offered his job back after his bosses at a General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Mich., reversed their unpopular decision, allowing the valet service supervisor to return to work. The decision was praised by Warren Mayor Jim Fouts, who called Sarder a "hero" in...
  • Poli-sci: 101 The Real political spectrum

    02/11/2016 12:02:09 PM PST · by Torcert · 37 replies
    This is a short dissertation on the Real political spectrum, Each step of the way will be confirmed by the dictionary definitions of the various political ideologies and how they relate to the spectrum. In order to properly set it out in a logical manner we need to base it on the metric of governmental power since this should be the clearest method of distinguishing where the ideologies fall on the spectrum. 1. Government Control scale. For the sake of simplicity we will use a scale of %0 to %100 with zero for no governmental control and ranging up to...
  • Woman Tries to Shoot Barber Who Cut Her Hair (Gun Jammed)

    02/11/2016 12:48:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    CBS8 ^ | Feb 10, 2016
    A woman upset about a haircut she'd gotten at a North Park barber shop on Wednesday returned a few hours later and allegedly tried to gun down the barber, who escaped harm only because the weapon jammed. Adrian Blanche Swain, 29, allegedly tried to open fire on the barber with a pistol at the barber shop in the 3900 block of 30th Street shortly before 12:30 p.m. She allegedly pulled the trigger three times to no avail, according to San Diego police Sgt. Ray Battrick. ``The gun had bullets but malfunctioned,''
  • Queens man arrested for huge stockpile of weapons including 17 guns, 225 pounds

    02/11/2016 10:18:07 AM PST · by rktman · 91 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 2/11/2016 | Reuven Blau
    A Queens man was busted with a stockpile of guns, ammunition and bullet proof vests inside his one-bedroom apartment, authorities said Wednesday. Guo Shou, 33, of Rego Park, had 225 pounds of gunpowder, tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition, bullet-making equipment, assault rifles and several bullet proof vests, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. The arsenal was discovered when officers conducted an administrative pistol licensee review at Shou's home Monday. The officers spotted the gunpowder and some of the ammunition lying in plain sight.]
  • Worker who pulled gun to stop stabbing attack at GM Tech Center says he was fired ( Detroit )

    02/11/2016 8:24:21 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    WJBK ^ | Feb 11 2016 | Hannah Saunders
    WARREN, Mich. - An employee at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren stabbed by someone visiting the plant Wednesday. The 52-year-old victim was hospitalized and suspect arrested by police - but the valet service supervisor with a valid CPL who pulled his gun to stop the attack, says he was fired. Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor was heading into work Wednesday morning at the General motors technical center in Warren, when he heard the cry for help. The lady kept saying 'I'm dying, someone help' and it was just natural reaction," said Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor. "I just...
  • Cleveland wants Tamir Rice's family to pay $500 for his final ambulance ride

    02/11/2016 8:17:38 AM PST · by redreno · 20 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | 02/11/2016 | Dylan Stableford
    The city of Cleveland wants the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by police 15 months ago, to pay for his ambulance ride. According to a creditor's claim filed Wednesday in Cuyahoga County Probate Court, the city is asking to be reimbursed $500 "for emergency medical services rendered as the decedent's last dying expense." An itemized bill from Cleveland EMS includes $450 for "ambulance advance life support" and $50 for mileage, according to an invoice filed with the claim. "The callousness, insensitivity, and poor judgment required for the city to send a bill — its...
  • Cliven Bundy arrested in Oregon; federal agents close in on 4 remaining militia occupants

    02/11/2016 7:32:42 AM PST · by redreno · 17 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | February 11, 2016 - 1:02am | By Colton Lochhead and Matthew Crowley
    Cliven Bundy, the father of the man who helped start the protest at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, was arrested by the FBI late Wednesday night in Portland. Details of the arrest, including charges and location, were not immediately available. The FBI said those details would be released Thursday morning. Reached early Thursday at the Bundy ranch house near Bunkerville, Cliven Bundy's daughter Bailey confirmed that Cliven had been arrested but wouldn't provide details. "That's all we know at this time and we're not commenting tonight," she said. Meanwhile, federal agents closed in on the four remaining militia occupants...
  • Gun 'buyback' Transfers Guns to Legal Market, uses Funds to get more Guns 'off the streets'

    02/11/2016 5:17:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Photo courtesy of Charles Tassell I have often written that gun turn in programs, also known by the propaganda term 'gun buy back' (you cannot 'buy back' a gun you never owned), would benefit by including private buyers so that more guns could be purchased from people who do not want them, and the proceeds recycled into more gun turn ins. The program would then be self sustaining and perpetual, serving to give people who do not want guns an easy way to legally dispose of them, while saving valuable resources and directing the guns into the legal market....
  • Ted Nugent defends anti-Semitic message on gun control (barf)

    02/10/2016 8:11:26 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    NY Daily Skews ^ | 2/9/16 | Stephen Rex Brown
    Right-wing rocker Ted Nugent defended his anti-Semitic post slamming prominent supporters of gun control, bizarrely claiming that anyone with sense knows that "Jews for gun control are Nazis in disguise." In the original post on the Motor City Madman's Facebook page, the Nuge shared an image of prominent politicians like Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Charles Schumer and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel under the banner "So who is really behind gun control?" Each photo was accompanied by an Israeli flag. TED NUGENT'S RECENT HISTORY OF OFFENSIVE REMARKS The Daily News’ coverage of the post even prompted a backlash among people who normally...
  • Police: Gun owner saved cop from attack by kids (40 "kids" surrounding cop)

    02/10/2016 6:28:15 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 28 replies
    POLICE ARE crediting a vigilant gun owner with saving the life of an Upper Darby cop Friday after he saw the officer being attacked and surrounded by a large group of teens "There were 40 kids. If it wasn't for the good Samaritan stepping forward, he'd have been dead meat," Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. "There's no doubt they would have attacked him." About 3 p.m. every weekday, from six to eight township police officers patrol the area near Upper Darby High School as nearly 4,000 kids pour out of the building on Lansdowne Avenue near School Lane.
  • Mass Shooters Prefer Gun-Free Zones (Study)

    02/10/2016 4:09:38 PM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | Feb. 10, 2016 | Patrick Tyrrell
    An analysis of mass shootings in the United States since the year 2002 shows that gun wielding mass killers are more likely to strike where the Second Amendment right to bear arms has been supplanted by "gun-free zone" ordinances; be they federal, local, or specified by the owner of the property. The Stanford University Libraries' dataset of mass shootings ("Stanford Mass Shootings in America, courtesy of the Stanford Geospatial Center and Stanford Libraries") was analyzed for mass shootings over the past 14 years.The definition of a mass shooting for the Stanford database is three or more shooting victims injured or...
  • House panel OKs tax credit for concealed carry permit

    02/10/2016 9:05:31 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Arizona taxpayers could be on the hook for up to $240 million to help convince adults to get state permits to carry concealed weapons. Members of the House Ways and Means Committee voted 5-4 Monday to give individuals a dollar-for-dollar income tax credit for the cost of the required course, up to $80. House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro, sponsor of HB 2494, said it will encourage people, who already can carry a concealed weapon without any training at all, to attend the eight-hour course. The Litchfield Park Republican said police officers have told him the first-line of defense...
  • Senate panel OKs bill blocking feds from arresting, detaining Az on domestic terrorism charges

    02/10/2016 8:59:21 AM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — State lawmakers are moving to protect Arizona citizens from being hauled off in the middle of the night by the Department of Homeland Security. The measure approved Tuesday by the Senate Committee on Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility makes it illegal to "arrest or capture'' any citizen "with the intent of detention under the law of war.'' It also would bar executing anyone who has not first been convicted in a federal court. Sen. Judy Burges, R-Sun City West, said SB 1437 is aimed at the heart of the National Defense Authorization Act. She said that law is...
  • San Diego woman killed by stray bullet in Chicago

    02/10/2016 8:24:08 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 30 replies
    10 News ^ | 02/09/2016 | 10 Digital News TEam
    SAN DIEGO -- A 25-year-old University of San Diego graduate who had recently moved to Chicago for a new job was killed by a stray bullet last week.   According to WLS-TV, Aaren O’Connor was sitting in her car in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood Friday night speaking on the phone with her sister in San Diego when the line went dead. When her father called O’Connor back, he said she sounded confused.    "She was incoherent, didn't know where she was, and kept saying that her head hurts. Her head hurts," David O’Connor told ABC7. "I wish I could have...
  • Fourth Circuit Gets The Second Amendment Right: Americans Can Choose How Best To Defend Themselves

    02/10/2016 7:16:20 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 10, 2016 | George Leef
    In an extremely important decision on Feb. 4, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of Maryland’s 2013 “Firearms Safety Act.” That statute (like so many supposed gun control laws) banned a wide range of “assault weapons” and prohibited the sale of magazines that can hold more than ten rounds. Crucially, in Kolbe v. Hogan, the majority held that courts must use “strict scrutiny” when they evaluate laws that impinge upon the Second Amendment rights of Americans. If the decision is upheld (and enemies of the Second Amendment will try desperately to get it...
  • What is a Reasonable Upper Limit on Gun Ownership in the United States?

    02/10/2016 4:51:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 69 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    January of 2016 had the highest number of NICS checks for any January on record. There were 2,545,802 million checks, which translates to a bit less than 1.9 million new firearms. The industry is producing firearms as fast as they can, and they are being purchased just as fast. The demand side is crowded with first time buyers, women, and young urbans. Where will it end? Disarmists, those who wish us to be disarmed, constantly talk about "need". Need is something they seem to think that they are the only ones qualified to define. The idea of "need" is...
  • How long for the Peruta En Banc Process in California?

    02/09/2016 5:18:25 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Edward Peruta v. County of San Diego is a closely watched case in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Originally, a three judge panel ruled that Sheriff’s did not have the authority to arbitrarily refuse to grant permits to most citizens who applied for them, invalidating the “good reason” excuse that Sheriffs were using.The case is particularly important because the panel ruled that there is a Constituitonal right to carry a gun outside of the home, and that government entities may not effectively ban the carry of firearms outside of the home for self defense. At least one judge in...
  • MYTH BUSTED: Actually, Yes, Hitler Was a Socialist Liberal

    02/09/2016 2:07:44 PM PST · by Torcert · 60 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | January 28 2016 | Courtney Kirchoff
    A favorite tactic employed by leftists is to describe the Nazis as “right wing,” with Adolf Hitler, their leader, as the grand leader of this “right wing” movement. Rewriting history is pretty common for leftists, as their history is littered with injustice (the KKK was founded by Democrats, did you know?). Injustices they claim to fight against today. Awkward. But thanks to this nifty thing called “history” in combination with “the internet,” we can bust this myth once and for all. Thoroughly. Or until a leftist insists on ignoring it. Then we’ll hold them down and tape their eyes open....
  • Ted Nugent Facebook Post Targets Prominent Jews for Supporting Gun Control

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned a Facebook post by rock musician and gun rights activist Ted Nugent suggesting that prominent Jewish Americans are behind the advocacy for stronger gun control laws. Earlier today, Nugent shared a graphic titled “So who is really behind gun control?” on his Facebook page. The visual featured thumbnail photos of prominent Jewish Americans, including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Senator Chuck Schumer, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz and several others, with each photo emblazoned with the Israeli flag. The post was accompanied by a written message from Nugent:...
  • TX: Houston Video Shows Disarm of Robbery Suspect

    02/09/2016 10:27:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from click2houston.com In the video, you see the armed suspect bring the pistol very close to the victim. It is just the opportunity for the victim to successfully attempt a disarm. The victim uses both hands to grab the pistol to lever it away from the suspect. Eventually, the suspect flees the scene, chased by the now armed victim. From click2houston.com: The man then pulled out a gun and demanded money. The owner, who asked to be called Enrique, and the man began to struggle, and the man punched Enrique multiple times in the face. The two men...
  • Bloomberg Suggests Banning Young Minority Males from Gun Ownership

    02/09/2016 10:12:46 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Feb 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Speaking to the Aspen Institute on February 6, Michael Bloomberg said cities should ban young minority males from owning guns, both as an effort to reduce crime and to keep those minority males "alive."
  • Germans rush for weapons licenses amid public anxiety (non-lethal)

    02/09/2016 8:36:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 09 Feb 2016 12:22 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The number of Germans holding licenses for non-lethal weapons rose sharply over the last three months, as the refugee influx appears to have unleashed a wave of public insecurity. Between November and January the number of non-lethal weapons licenses rose by 21,000, bringing the total to 301,000 nationwide. The numbers come from a request made to the interior ministry by Green Party MP Irene Mihalic. [...] These licenses allow holders to carry blank-firing guns, pepper spray and other sprayed deterrents. ...
  • TX: Benbrook Police Chief opts for Controversial 30.06, 30.07 Signs

    02/09/2016 4:46:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In January of 2016, on the first day of the restoration of some open carry rights in Texas, I stood in front of the Benbrook Police Station, looking at the recently placed 30.06 and 30.07 signs. I noticed that the signs were not of the required dimensions, so they are likely not enforceable in a court of law. But police, like fire in the quote attributed to President Washington, (employed in various forms since the 1500's) are "dangerous servants and a fearful master". I tread lightly around police, just as I do around high explosives or high powered machinery....
  • Charges dropped against soldier who ran through Brisbane suburb with gun-shaped object

    02/08/2016 9:14:39 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 10 replies
    ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) ^ | 9th February 2016 | Josh Bavas
    Police prosecutors have dropped a charge against a soldier who caused panic after jogging through suburban Brisbane with a gun-shaped object last year. A full-scale police response was launched after 26-year-old Nicholas Paul Latham was spotted running through Rochedale South wearing camouflage clothing and carrying the object in December last year. Several schools were shut down and Mr Latham was eventually tackled by police. He told police it was all a misunderstanding as he was training with a metal object shaped like a gun, but was charged with public nuisance. His matter went before the Holland Park Magistrates Court on...
  • Anyone on Gun District?

    02/08/2016 3:20:08 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 49 replies
    Gun District ^ | 2-8-16 | RandallFlagg
    Since Facebook seems to be happily ejecting gun folks from it's site (some after years of generating ad revenue for FB), the folks in my gun-related podcasts and radio shows have talked about seeking out alternative social media more friendly to gun owners and freedom loving people. There was talk about MeWe and Gun District. Just a heads up.
  • Arkansans react to Facebook gun sale ban

    02/08/2016 3:17:32 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Facebook users can't buy and sell guns on Facebook itself, but can post their guns, then make the sale in person. House says that sort of sale is no different than posting a classified ad in the newspaper. "It has a lot to do with political correctness. I think it has a whole lot to do with the current administration's views on guns and their crusade against guns." Facebook won't actively search for users violating the policy, but will rely on its users to ‘report’ the activity. The new policy also applies to Instagram which is owned by Facebook. The...
  • Yet more evidence that terrorists pick gun-free zones to attack

    02/08/2016 11:03:35 AM PST · by richardb72 · 12 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | February 8, 2016 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Could this statement be any clearer? From ClickonDetroit: Abu-Rayyan posted. “It’s one of the biggest ones in Detroit. I had it planned out. I bought a bunch of bullets. I practiced reloading and unloading.” . . . “It's easy, and a lot of people go there. Plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church. Plus it would make the news. Everybody would've heard. Honestly I regret not doing it. If I can't do jihad in the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here." He had also told the undercover agent that a church would be an...
  • Firearm-Related Hospitalizations in California 1992 to 2010

    02/08/2016 8:37:10 AM PST · by MeganC · 6 replies
    Full title: Trends in Firearm-Related Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations in California, 1992 to 2010 A friend of mine who works for a Republican legislator in California sent me this link which I saved as a pdf. According to her there are some Democrats who want this report suppressed because it isn't helping them with making the case that gun ownership is a "health care crisis" in California. The actual statistics in this report show an absurdly huge (74%) decline in people getting injured by guns in California between 1992 and 2010. In that same time gun ownership went through...
  • Guns Are Virulent Viruses: Wipe Them Out!

    02/08/2016 6:27:23 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 2/8/2016 | Roger J. Katz
    Clinical psychologists and political propagandists know very well that, how a person perceives reality - how a person perceives the world around him - becomes the world a person lives in. No one knows this better than members of the antigun movement and those that support its efforts, including antigun legislators and billionaire globalists, all of whom see, in America's Second Amendment, something incompatible with the new pan-Western ethos. They unabashedly seek not only to repeal the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but to debase it, to demolish it, to obliterate it.
  • Reagan Packed Heat. Now Everyone’s In on The Gun-Toting Fantasy(Eleanor Roosevelt?)

    02/08/2016 6:14:23 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 2/6/2016 | Rick Perlstein
    This past June, pulp novelist Brad Meltzer revealed that while he was touring Secret Service headquarters for research on a White House thriller, agents shared with him what Meltzer called a "secret." President Ronald Reagan packed heat. "It's true," they said. "A .38. Reagan used to hide it in his briefcase and take it on Air Force One." Not a secret, actually. Edmund Morris said the same thing in Dutch. And Ronald Kessler's In the President's Secret Service reported that "Reagan confided to one agent that on his first presidential trip to the Soviet Union in May 1988, he had...
  • Governor Herbert Continues to Block Utah Constitutional Carry in 2016

    02/08/2016 5:43:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Herbert of Utah continues to be the main blocking force preventing the passage of Constitutional carry in Utah. Utah is a gun friendly state. There are open carry rights; the state constitution is strong.Utah Constitution, Art. I Section 6, enacted 1984: The individual right of the people to keep and bear arms for security and defense of self, family, others, property, or the state, as well as for other lawful purposes shall not be infringed; but nothing herein shall prevent the legislature from defining the lawful use of arms. Utah also has one of the lowest crime rates...
  • Semi-Automatic Pistol Made on 3-D Printer

    02/07/2016 11:14:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | February 6, 2016
    A West Virginia carpenter by the name of Derwood has developed a small 3D printed semi-automatic 9mm weapon which only requires metal for the steel barrel, springs and bullets. Three years ago, the first 3D printed gun was fabricated, a simple weapon called "The Liberator," and since that time the weapons have been evolving. The United States Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968 allows citizens to manufacture their own guns, as long as they do not sell or transfer them without first obtaining a federal license. "This gun has been a work in process for about a year now," Derwood...
  • Oh Yeah: Gun Permits Are Surging In Minnesota

    02/07/2016 7:28:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Minnesota residents are lining up to obtain gun permits, with an uptick of 6,000 permits last month. Fears over terrorism and President Obama's recent executive actions on gun control are responsible for the rush, though the Star Tribune added that some of their numbers might be permit renewals. Regardless, there still was a drastic increase in Minnesotans who wish to exercise their Second Amendment rights: Since the beginning of the new year, there have been at least 221,712 active permit holders — a 6,189 increase from December 2015, according to a monthly data report from the state's Bureau of Criminal...
  • Don Davis, owner of Don's Guns, dies

    02/07/2016 6:50:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The Indianapolis Star | February 5, 2016 | Michael Anthony Adams
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  • ICYMI: January Set Another Record For Gun Sales

    02/07/2016 6:46:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Last December, we saw 3.3 million background checks being conducted by the FBI on firearm purchases. That's a record number. In all, 23.1 million total checks were run through the National Instant Criminal Background Checks (NICS) system, making 2015 a record year for gun sales. Again, the reasons for the dramatic increase are straightforward. We have a pro-gun control Democratic president; we’ve seen a rash of horrific terrorist attacks; and said president has enacted a series of executive actions on gun control. For January, it was yet another record year, as Stephen Gutowksi of the Free Beacon wrote earlier this...
  • Bill Aimed at Ending Operation Choke Point Passes House

    02/07/2016 6:03:30 PM PST · by Cheerio · 8 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | February 5, 2016 | NRA-ILA
    On Thursday, a bi-partisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 766, the ‘‘Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015,” sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO). As we reported last year, this bill targets the abuses of Operation Choke Point (OCP), an Obama administration “enforcement” program that lumped together legal and illegal businesses into a “high risk” category and threatened the banks with intense regulatory scrutiny. The goal of OCP was to deter the banks from forming or continuing relationships with the targeted industries, thereby driving them out of business. Included on this list were firearm and ammunition...
  • Obama’s Lofty Plans on Gun Violence Amount to Little Action (MOLON LABE!)

    02/07/2016 5:27:19 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    WASHINGTON — The centerpiece of a plan for stemming gun violence that President Obama announced last month largely amounts to this: an updated web page and 10,000 pamphlets that federal agents will give out at gun shows. In a tearful display of anger and sadness in the East Room of the White House, Mr. Obama ordered steps intended to limit gun violence and vowed to clamp down on what he called widespread evasion of a federal law requiring gun dealers to obtain licenses. But few concrete actions have been put in motion by law enforcement agencies to aggressively carry out...
  • Washington University and United Way join forces on gun violence prevention

    02/07/2016 7:45:41 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    source.wustl.edu ^ | 2/5/2016 | Julie Hail Flory
    Washington University in St. Louis and the United Way of Greater St. Louis have formed a joint partnership that aims to provide support and resources to local initiatives that are uniting in their efforts to combat gun violence in the region.
  • Active Shootings Are Just This Fast

    02/07/2016 7:54:30 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    bearingarms.com/ ^ | Bob Owens
    How do you think you'd respond in the event of a so-called "active shooter" situation? Most of us like to think that we'd be able to respond quickly, decisively, and dare I say, it, heroically. The reality of the matter, however, is that the vast majority of people who haven't been properly trained to react would be standing there when the bullets start flying, thinking "this can't be happening to me," as they start taking rounds.
  • Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault

    02/07/2016 8:10:45 AM PST · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Daily News ^ | February 6, 2016 | Laura Bult
    FULL TITLE - Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault weapons in rejection of Maryland law A federal court said that assault weapons are in such "common use" that owning them is a "fundamental right" in a decision that could force the Supreme Court to rule on whether the firearms are legal. On Thursday, a three-judge federal panel dealt a blow to anti-gun violence advocates when they rejected portions of a Maryland gun reform law. The legislation was passed following the Sandy Hook massacre which claimed the lives of 20 children and...
  • WI: Governor Walker Signs Constitutional Carry for Knives

    02/07/2016 3:27:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Knife Rights and Wisconsin Force worked together to pass a significant reform of antiquated knife laws in Wisconsin. Wisconsin knife laws date back to the muckraker days, when the media was able to pass nonsensical laws based on "trendy", "progressive", emotional notions rather than on common sense, or any consideration for the the Constitution. Wisconsin’s silly and dangerous switchblade ban dates to 1956. It has been used to fine, convict and incarcerate hundreds, if not thousands of people who were only exercising their Second Amendment rights.In 1998, Wisconsin finally finished the arduous process to pass a right to keep and...
  • DPMS G2: A Better AR for Hunting

    02/07/2016 12:23:45 AM PST · by RC one · 32 replies
    Field and Stream ^ | January 16, 2014 | The Editors
    When DPMS was founded, one of the core principals was getting ARs into hunters' hands. While the original AR design wasn't ideal for most hunting scenarios, the DPMS G2 is certainly another step in the right direction. Chambered in .308, this gun is light and should handle extremely well. The gun features a carbon fiber handguard, a plunger ejector on the bolt, and will retail for about $1,699.Video at link
  • D.C. City Council Passes Measure to Pay Criminals to NOT Commit Crime

    02/06/2016 6:22:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 5, 2016 10:16am ET | Nick Kangadis
    The District of Columbia (D.C.) City Council has passed a measure that would pay people $9,000 a year to NOT commit crimes. The mafia has a word for this: extortion. Except in this case, the mafia are the potential criminals, and the neighborhood business owners are the D.C. government. Under the measure, which still has to be approved by the mayor, city officials would choose 200 people a year that they consider to be at high risk for committing or becoming a victim of a crime. ...