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  • FBI Agent's Gun, Badge Stolen During Vehicle Break-In at San Francisco's Alamo Square: Police

    05/31/2016 12:28:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | May 30, 2016 | Michelle Roberts
    Police say the FBI agent's 40 caliber Glock 27, identification badge and credentials were taken. An FBI agent's gun and badge were stolen during a vehicle break-in at San Francisco's Alamo Square over the weekend, police said. San Francisco police Officer Carlos Manfredi said the FBI agent reported his vehicle was broken into on Hayes and Pierce streets between 12:30 and 12:40 p.m. Sunday. Manfredi said the FBI agent's .40 caliber Glock 27, identification badge and credentials were taken. Police did not have any details about possible suspects, and no other information was immediately available. Neighbors who live near the...
  • Justice Department Documents:Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Mexican Drug Cartels

    05/31/2016 1:44:34 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    judicialwatch ^ | MAY 25, 2016
    Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at least 69 Killings From December 2012 to March 2016, 94 Fast and Furious weapons were seized; Fast and Furious weapon found in “Chapo” Guzman hideout (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels. According to the new records, over the past three years, a total...
  • BREAKING: EPIX Pulls Katie Couric’s Fraudulent Documentary “Under The Gun”

    05/31/2016 10:34:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | May 31, 2016 | Bob Owens
    Just two weeks after first airing and one week after director Stephanie Soechtig and executive producer/narrator Katie Couric were caught in a scandal where Soechtig replaced the answer to a question with footage shot at a different time, the streaming media channel EPIX has pulled their original film.
  • EPIX CHANNEL IS PULLING KATIE COURIC’S GUN CONTROL MOVIE WITH ITS FRAUDULENT EDITING

    05/31/2016 10:33:26 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 57 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 31, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    Katie Couric's gun control movie has gotten a lot of criticism for fraudulently editing a discussion with the Virginia Defense League. Just earlier today apologized today for the misleading edits. EPIX has just announced that it is no longer showing the movie here. The two might not be unrelated. Will Apple now pull the movie from iTunes?
  • After screams of racism over gorilla being shot for a ‘white kid,’ meet his parents

    05/31/2016 8:06:50 AM PDT · by MNDude · 65 replies
    here are an awful lot of people who ended up with egg on their face late Monday. The Daily Mail revealed Facebook photos of the couple who they reported as the parents of the inquisitive little four-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla habitat Saturday, resulting in the shooting death of the gorilla in order to save the life of the child. This happened at the Cincinnati Zoo, and one of the zoo-goers captured heart-pounding video of the boy’s life-and-death struggle with the gorilla. Liberals and Black Lives Matter activists took to social media to call the shooting of the...
  • The Huffington Post Embarrasses Itself

    11/04/2015 7:23:54 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/4/15 | Colion Noir
    Colion Noir calls out The Huffington Post for their recent factually inaccurate, deliberately inflammatory anti-NRA hit piece. The article, which can be read here (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-we...) , claims Wayne LaPierre's video "How To Stop Violent Crime" inaccurately identifies De'Eris Brown, a thug
  • Katie Couric says sorry for 'misleading' edit in gun rights documentary

    05/31/2016 7:38:34 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 31, 2016 | Lois Beckett
    Katie Couric apologized on Monday after days of criticism about a “misleading” edit in her new documentary that made gun rights advocates “appear to be speechless” when asked a simple question about gun control. “I take responsibility,” the news anchor wrote in a statement on the website for Under the Gun, a documentary about gun violence in America that she narrated and produced.
  • AZ: Governor Ducey Vetoes HB 2524, Protection Against Bloomberg Referendum

    05/31/2016 7:46:55 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    For two years, the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AZCDL) has been pushing to pass a bill to enact a compact between states.  The purpose of the bill is to prevent a billionaire funded referendum from imposing Universal Background Checks (UBC), a precursor to firearms registration in Arizona.  Compacts between the states take precedence over state statutes; if another state signed on the the Compact created by SB2524, a Bloomberg funded referendum would not be able to impose UBCs on Arizona.  That, at least, is the theory. A few weeks ago, SB2524 passed the Arizona legislature. If it had become...
  • Chicago’s Invisible Shooters Wreak Havoc

    05/30/2016 4:05:44 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 25 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 29 May 2016 | justin Glawe
    Some police officers who have spoken to The Daily Beast blame arduous paperwork required for street stops—Chicago’s version of stop and frisk—for this year’s uptick in gun violence. Fewer street stops mean fewer guns being taken off the street. One officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity blamed this system for the shooting spike, saying his fellow cops want nothing to do with the spider’s web of legalities involved every time they stop someone they think might be a shooter... ...“Chicago is dead,” Simmons said staring blankly at the street, the lights, the cars, the scene. “I got a...
  • Shooter identified in west Houston mass shooting

    05/30/2016 3:31:37 PM PDT · by eastforker · 24 replies
    click2houston ^ | 5/30/16 | Kelci Johnston
    HOUSTON - The Houston Police Department is investigating after an officer-involved shootout Sunday morning left two dead and several others injured, including multiple innocent bystanders, in the west side of town. Among the victims is Byron Wilson, 30, and Denise Slaughter, 59 and Eugene Linscomb, 57, who was shot to death inside a black Mercedes. Investigators found a military-style backpack Monday at the Conoco gas station that caught fire after being hit by a halo of gunfire Sunday. The backpack contained bullets, a birth certificate and several other items. Police are working to confirm who the bag belongs to and...
  • Gun control hypocrite Barack Obama allowed Secret Service to shoot armed man outside White House

    05/30/2016 1:46:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 30, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Gun control hypocrite Barack Obama allowed Secret Service to shoot armed man outside White House When Barack Obama was an Illinois state Senator, he voted against allowing people in their own homes to use guns to protect themselves and their families from rapists and murderers.However, as President, Obama allowed one of his Secret Service agents to shoot an armed man who was outside the White House.In other words, Barack Obama is a gun control hypocrite.
  • GunGate – Katie Couric Alters VCDL Responses in “Documentary”

    05/30/2016 12:11:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gadsten Guns Blog ^ | 27 May, 2016 | Kitty
    GunGate – Katie Couric Alters VCDL Responses in “Documentary” By Kitty on May 27, 2016 Katie Couric has been exposed as a fraud over the current GunGate debacle, and since Gadsden Guns owner Pat Webb was one of the parties whose answers were altered in the so-called documentary, we feel it’s our duty to speak out and share the truth about what really happened.GunGate – How it Happened Under the guise of documentary journalism, pro-gun activists were interviewed by Katie Couric in order to “provide varied viewpoints.”In fact, those are some of the exact words that were included in the...
  • Katie Couric And The Anti-Gun Documentary: Not Just Vanishing Journalism Ethics, But Vanishing

    05/30/2016 8:58:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ethics Alarms ^ | 27 May, 2016 | Ethicsalarms
    Just in time for the Presidential campaign, old friend Katie Couric has been kind enough to remind us just how little we can trust journalists, how arrogant they are regarding their unethical methods, and how the profession that is supposed to protect democracy is now a threat to it.Having failed in her effort to be a network news anchor and a talk-show host, the former “Today Show” star  is now biding her time at Yahoo News waiting for a comeback opportunity. She served as executive producer and narrator of “Under the Gun,” an anti-gun documentary written, produced, and directed by...
  • Yes, pack the guns for your trip

    05/30/2016 6:20:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/30/2016 | Barbara Simpson
    Were you set for the weekend? It is Memorial Day: Another government-sanctioned three-day holiday wonder that enables Americans to forget the reason for the holiday – honoring our war dead, those who lost their lives fighting in defense of their country and for freedom and liberty for our allies – and concentrate on getting out of town for picnics, barbecues and sports. So, patriotic thoughts or not, I hope the holiday and picnic gear was packed in the van or camper, there was a full tank of gas and everyone was set to go Oh, except this year there’s something...
  • Knife Check at NRA Meeting in Louisville, 2016

    05/30/2016 4:31:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 May,2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry is unrestricted at the NRA annual meeting in Louisville, Ky, this year.  But with presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking at the Leadership Forum, the Secret Service set up a system to stop the entrance of people with guns and knives.  Doug Ritter of Knife Rights realized that the carry of pocket knives is common with people across the United States, and that it is a major inconvenience to trudge a half mile back to a parked car to deposit a pocket knife after walking through a quarter mile line to hear the speakers.The procedure was simple.  Hand...
  • First look at Navy's experimental railgun that can fire at 4,500 miles an hour

    05/29/2016 11:12:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2016 | The Wall Street Journal
    A warning siren bellowed through the concrete bunker of a top-secret Naval facility where U.S. military engineers prepared to demonstrate a weapon for which there is little defense. Officials huddled at a video screen for a first look at a deadly new supergun that can fire a 25-pound projectile through seven steel plates and leave a 5-inch hole. The weapon is called a railgun and requires neither gunpowder nor explosive. It is powered by electromagnetic rails that accelerate a hardened projectile to staggering velocity—a battlefield meteorite with the power to one day transform military strategy, say supporters, and keep the...
  • VIDEO: Bank Robber’s First Mistake Was Loading The Wrong Ammunition, His Second Was …

    An Ohio criminal made the mistake of robbing a bank that had an armed, off-duty police officer inside — and loaded his gun with the wrong kind of ammunition. The now-deceased 20-year-old Terry Frost III timed his robbery perfectly Wednesday, and knew the exact moment the teller withdrew $90,000 from the ATM. Police have now released surveillance footage of the shooting. Frost sprinted into a Madison, Ohio bank and within seconds jumped the front desk, grabbed the bag, and then found himself on the receiving end of Officer Kevin Hankerson’s weapon. Frost pointed his weapon, wrapped in a plastic shopping...
  • Shooting the Browning BAR, Full-Auto

    05/29/2016 8:30:47 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 40 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 29 May, 2016 | Bob Owens
    I’m jealous. Hickok45 has a circa 1919 full-auto Browning BAR that has been upgraded to World War II standards. It remains one of my two favorite machine guns of all time (the other is the late 1960s-early 1970s Smith & Wesson M76 9mm submachine gun).
  • RTD Manufacturing - The Great Challenge

    05/29/2016 2:30:39 PM PDT · by w1n1
    A Shooting Journal ^ | 5/29/2016 | Dani Breteau
    The American Shooting Journal sat down with Tony Hook, owner and founder of New Hampshire’s RTD Manufacturing, who shared how he went from fixing cars for a living to manufacturing guns, as well as the trials and tribulations of what it takes to start, own and operate such a company, one that prides itself on extremely low tolerances. American Shooting Journal: How did RTD Arms get started? Tony Hook: It was started due to a question my 14-year-old stepson Robby asked. I had just purchased a brand-new AR-15 made by one of the more recognizable manufacturers. I brought it home...
  • Two dead, 6 injured after terrifying shootout in west Houston

    05/29/2016 1:05:49 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 65 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 5/29/2016
    HOUSTON (KTRK) --A terrifying shootout in west Houston left two people dead and six more injured. One of those deceased is a suspect and the other is a citizen. Houston Police Department 2 hours ago Update on active shooter situation on Memorial Drive: The scene is still active; continue to avoid the area. The latest information is that 1 suspect is dead at the scene and 1 suspect was wounded and has been transported to an area hospital. ... According to Houston police, it started as a shooting in progress call at 13200 Memorial Drive at around 10:15am. When an...
  • Police promise more patrols as West Side bears brunt of Memorial Day gun violence

    05/29/2016 10:23:36 AM PDT · by DFG · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 05/29/2016 | Peter Nickeas , Grace Wong and Joe Mahr
    A string of nearly two dozen shootings on the West Side has pushed the number of people shot during the Memorial Day weekend to at least 40, with two more days to go. As of early Sunday morning, the toll stood at four dead and 36 wounded across the city, including a 15-year-girl shot to death as she rode in a Jeep on Lake Shore Drive near Fullerton Avenue, police said. Last year, 12 people were killed and 44 people were wounded over the holiday weekend.
  • Chicago Tribune: NRA Exaggerating Hillary Clinton's Threat To Gun Rights

    05/29/2016 10:33:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 26, the Chicago Tribune published an editorial in which it claimed the NRA is exaggerating Hillary Clinton’s threat to gun rights. Focusing on the Supreme Court, the Tribune claimed there is no guarantee that Republicans would confirm Clinton’s appointees to the highest court, and even if they did, there is no guarantee those justices would revisit landmark decisions like District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) or McDonald v. Chicago (2010).
  • They Think We’re Stupid…And Maybe They’re Right

    05/29/2016 4:58:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    No question, the deterioration of modern society is a subjective thing. What some consider problematic, others cheer. What some see as economic stagnation, others call “recovery summer.” But some things are, or at least should be, beyond refute. They aren’t, not anymore.Katie Couric, formerly of the Today Show and now apparently host of a web show on Yahoo News (which, seriously … who watches it? Did you even know about it before you read it here?) produced a “documentary” about guns in America. I know what you’re thinking, “Finally, someone is going to cover the gun issue from a liberal...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Columbia U blocks NYPD’s effort to expand ShotSpotter gun detection technology

    05/29/2016 9:27:46 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 12 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 29, 2016 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA, CHAUNCEY ALCORN, STEPHEN REX BROWN
    The NYPD is eagerly expanding the use of ShotSpotter technology to detect gunfire around the city, but one institution isn’t on board: Columbia University. Police sources say the Ivy League school declined a request from the NYPD to install the unobtrusive sensors on campus, without giving a reason. “Columbia is an ideal location because of how it’s situated,” a police source told the Daily News. “We have no idea why they said no. Do they not want to be seen as cooperating with law enforcement?” A Columbia spokesperson said the university is “continuing to review this proposal.” The ShotSpotter sensors...
  • Report suggests Fast and Furious tied to 69 killings

    05/29/2016 7:33:16 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 10 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 5/28/16 | Daniel Terrill
    Guns sold through Operation Fast and Furious were possibly connected to 69 killings, according to findings by a conservative government watchdog group. Judicial Watch devised the report from internal documents recovered from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — the agency behind the operation — through a Freedom of Information Act request. The FOIA documents contain a spreadsheet that reveals details about firearms recovered through the operation from December 2012 to February 2016. Details include date sold, date recovered, location of incident (in Mexico), and type and caliber. Redacted from the spreadsheet are name of buyer, serial number,...
  • What I discovered as a pro-gun-control member of the NRA (beyond barf alert)

    05/29/2016 5:05:02 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 35 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 may 2016 | Charles M. Madigan
    If the Republicans had nominated a skunk in the contest against Hillary Clinton, the National Rifle Association would have heartily embraced the odoriferous Mr. Stinky. A week ago, the NRA, which has millions of members and is eager to target congressional races in which guns are an issue, endorsed Donald Trump for president. He spoke, of course. Hand in the air for emphasis, he told the NRA that Clinton would try to "abolish" the Second Amendment. How does one "abolish" anything in the Constitution? It takes many steps. It's not going to happen. But that doesn't matter. It was what...
  • Armed Citizens Saving Police Officers

    05/29/2016 3:46:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    This list was originally published by Ohioans for Concealed Carry PAC and then by the Kentucky Concealed Carry Coalition.  It has ceased to exist on those pages.  I found it on learnaboutguns.com, where it was republished. It is a compilation worth keeping.  The list was originally published before February 8th, 2009.  It has not been updated since then. I know that it is only a partial listing.  For example it does not list the case of Rory Vertigan, who shot, then captured one of three drug dealers who ambushed and killed Officer Marc Atkinson of the Phoenix Police Department...
  • More harassment of gun owners by Sacramento

    05/28/2016 10:06:59 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | May 28, 2016 | Steve Greenhut
    SACRAMENTO – The latest round of gun-control bills speeding through the Legislature should offer a reality check to those of us who own firearms: Democratic leaders will never be satisfied closing the latest round of “loopholes.” Every year they push new rounds of “reasonable and common sense” gun laws, few of which seem reasonable given they target law-abiding owners. To many legislators, the Second Amendment is the real loophole. Most Register Opinion readers already know this, of course, but they might not understand some other dismal realities: Law enforcement is generally not on our side on this. For instance, Assemblyman...
  • New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones, 23, shot dead after breaking into Texas apartment

    05/28/2016 6:09:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 86 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Seth Walder
    A rising NBA rookie was shot to death after breaking into a Dallas apartment he believed belonged to a friend, according to reports. New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones died from a gunshot wound to his abdomen early Saturday after he “kicked open the front door” to a Dallas apartment and the man sleeping inside woke up and shot him, the Dallas Morning News reported.
  • Pleading for Peace in Chicago: 'We Could Be Looking at a Blood Bath'

    05/28/2016 12:27:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 28, 2016 | Monica Davey and Mitch Smith
    The holiday weekend is often seen here as the start of heightened violence ... That has been particularly worrying this year to community leaders and city officials, as they grapple with a rise in gun violence that has traumatized some neighborhoods and left city officials searching for new ways to subdue street crime. "If something doesn't change, if we don’t get jobs for these kids, if we don’t change the economic situation, I'm worried that we could be looking at a blood bath," said the Rev. Corey Brooks, a pastor on the city’s South Side, a mostly African-American area where...
  • AmmoLand Exclusive: Donald Trump Promised Terry Brother Answers on Fast and Furious

    05/28/2016 2:42:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 May, 2016 | David Codrea
    The brother of a slain Border Patrol agent says Donald Trump has promised answers about the Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking” program leading to Brian Terry’s death. Kent Terry met with Trump, and says the presumptive Republican nominee will use his authority to act if he’s elected president, Terry said in a Twitter post Tuesday.“Mr. Trump said ‘It’s a shame Fast and Furious started and shame on them for what they are doing about it,” Terry explained to this column, referring to an event at a community college in Michigan (see photo).  “When I become president I will open the books...
  • Legally-armed citizen won't be prosecuted in fatal Mandeville shooting

    05/28/2016 12:38:08 PM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/28/16 | Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A legally-armed citizen who fatally shot an attacker at a Mandeville convenience store in April will not be prosecuted, St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Warren Montgomry said Friday (May 27). Mandeville police investigators concluded Shawn Breland, 42, of Folsom, was the aggressor at the Shell gasoline station and convenience store at 3959 Louisiana 22. "Although Mr. Breland's death is a tragedy, this office agrees that the shooting was legally justified under the circumstances and will not pursue criminal changes based on the evidence submitted to date," Montgomery said in a news release that included surveillance camera video of the incident....
  • Donald Trump to NRA: We Will Get Rid of Gun Free Zones

    05/28/2016 6:23:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Donald Trump attended the annual NRA meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.  The local news carried pictures of rain and record crowds, three hour waits to get into the meeting room, thousands of attendees, and traffic snarled as people overflowed the Kentucky Expo capacities.  I saw lines stretching for a quarter mile or more.  The local press described the crowds waiting to register for the NRA events as even bigger, but they were moving faster.  At the Leadership forum, before Trump spoke, a polished NRA VP Chris Cox made the announcement: The NRA is endorsing Donald Trump for President! It was...
  • The scandal in Washington no one is talking about

    05/27/2016 5:58:39 PM PDT · by russbart · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | Paul Sperry
    The deadly-but-forgotten government gun-running scandal known as “Fast and Furious” has lain dormant for years, thanks to White House stonewalling and media compliance. But newly uncovered emails have reopened the case, exposing the anatomy of a coverup by an administration that promised to be the most transparent in history.
  • SF Moves to Require Long Guns to be Locked up in Home

    05/27/2016 6:28:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    San Francisco is posed to pass an ordinance to require all guns not carried on your person to be unloaded and locked up.  It would be very close to the Washington, D.C. case of District of Columbia v. Heller, where the Supreme Court reaffirmed that the Second Amendment was a fundamental, individual right to keep and carry arms for self defense.  The difference with this ordinance is that it allows a person to carry a loaded handgun on their person, in their home, but requires all other firearms to be unloaded and locked up.From sfexaminer.com: The proposal comes after...
  • Katie Couric: Unbalanced and unfair journalism practices to push anti-gun agenda

    05/27/2016 3:05:12 PM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a
    The Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | 5/20/16 | The Crime Prevention Research Center
    Interesting, I am 77 years old, born and raised without parents. All my adult life I have been trying to get a birth certificate. Finally, 4 years ago I managed to get my delayed birth certificate. When I tried to get a passport card to go on a short cruise to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary I was told I cannot get one unless I have someone who can attest to my birth that was there. At my age, good luck on someone who is still alive. This is what is happening to our freedom. Paperwork upon paperwork just to...
  • Obama just got one giant step closer towards creating a national gun registry

    05/27/2016 12:34:49 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    President Obama is taking a big step towards creating a national gun registry. Hawaii looks like it is about to provide the federal government with the list of all the gun owners in the state. Supposedly, keeping a list of gun owners’ names will enable the FBI to tell police if a gun owner ever gets arrested. But a national gun registry isn’t necessary to do this check. The FBI isn’t the only organization that can do background checks on already existing gun owners. Hawaii already has a gun registry, and can regularly run its list of names to see...
  • Freep this concealed carry poll. (anti gunners winning)

    05/27/2016 10:54:04 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 28 replies
    Should the UA (University of Arkansas) system allow concealed-carry at it schools?
  • WI: Record Rat Hunt in Wisconsin in 1957

    05/27/2016 10:38:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image of rattus norvegicus from youtube A close friend and mentor revealed details of a world record rat hunt that he accomplished in 1957.  It was casually mentioned, but as I showed interest, the details were clear and extraordinary.  In the 1950's, dumps were unregulated in Wisconsin.  It wasn't until the 1970's that sanitary regulations and increased affluence led to the end of dumps as breeding grounds for rats and other vermin.  Hunting rats at dumps was a common pastime.  I shot rats at dumps into the early 1970's. It helped keep the rat population down and increased hunting and...
  • AL: Free Carry Permits for Retired Military Veterans

    05/27/2016 5:30:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In Alabama, Governor Robert Bentley signed HB98, which provides for retired veterans who qualify, to obtain free pistol permits.  The bill was popular with the legislature, passing nearly unanimously. HB98 passed the House 93 to 4 with 3 abstentions. It passed the Senate 30 to 2 with no abstentions on 3 May, 2016, and was signed into law by Governor Bently on 13 May, 2016. The bill applies to retired military veterans who are non-disability retirees from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard or Marines, or any reserve component thereof. From the HB98(pdf): 24  (b) Any retired military veteran who...
  • When ‘Smart-Gun’ Laws Are Not So Smart

    05/27/2016 3:34:58 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | May 26, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    At a White House conference on Tuesday with representatives of state and local law enforcement from all 50 states, Vice President Joe Biden asserted that an “overwhelming majority” of Americans fully support so-called smart guns — firearms that can only be fired by a particular person. Biden claimed that this technology “could have gigantic payoff for us” in saving lives and reducing gun-related violence. Now, President Obama wants to use federal grants to encourage police departments to buy “smart guns” for officers. The idea is to prevent officers’ guns from being used against them. In reality, this technology is more...
  • Breaking: Jim Sullivan, AR-15 Designer, Makes Some Controversial Statements on HBO Tonight

    05/26/2016 8:47:26 PM PDT · by DarthVader · 34 replies
    The Firearms Blog ^ | 5/24/2016 | Steve Johnson
    Jim Sullivan helped design the AR-15 back in 1957, and later the Ruger M77, the Stoner 63, Ruger Mini-14 and the crowd favorite Ultimax 100. Most recently he was the brains behind Surefire’s 60 and 100 round quad-stack AR-15 magazines.
  • Katie Couric Regrets ‘Poor Decision’ to Insert Pause in Gun Documentary Interview

    05/26/2016 5:55:56 PM PDT · by McGruff · 92 replies
    The WRAP ^ | May 26, 2016 | Beatrice Verhoeven
    Katie Couric is upset that an eight-second pause inserted into an interview she did with gun rights activists in the documentary “Under the Gun” has drawn criticism, calling the edit an “unnecessary mistake,” according to an individual with knowledge of her thinking. The individual spoke to TheWrap and said that director Stephanie Soechtig inserted the pause, which critics are calling an example of “deceptive” and “appalling journalism.” “This was an unnecessary mistake,” the individual told TheWrap. “It did not represent editing someone’s sentences, there was no factual error, this is not a mistake that is a substantive mistake. It could...
  • Donald Trump in Anaheim: Tensions flare outside Convention Center

    05/25/2016 1:56:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | May 25, 2016 | By DAVID MONTERO
    They've tossed the first protester out of the Trump rally in Anaheim. As Trump launched into a speech that would touch on issues such as gun rights and the wall he'd like to build at the U.S./Mexico border, a protester tried to interrupt him. "Get him out of here. Out. Out. Out. Out," Trump, from the podium, told security officials. "Don't hurt him," he added. "I say that for the TV cameras, but don't hurt him." It's unclear what happened to the protester.
  • AZ: Governor Ducey signs HB2338, Removes Gun Ban of Right of Way near Universities

    05/26/2016 10:00:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On the same day, Governor Ducey signed two bills that help to restore Second Amendment rights in Arizona.  HB 2338 stops educational institutions from banning the legal possession or carry of firearms on public right of ways that pass near or through the educational institution. From cqstatetrack.com: I. NOtwithstanding section 15-341 and subsection D of this section, the governing board of an educational institution may not adopt or enforce any policy or rule that prohibits the lawful possession or carrying of a deadly weapon on a public right‑of‑way by a person or on or within a person's means of...
  • D.C. ignoring court order to issue concealed-carry permits, columnist says

    05/26/2016 7:27:15 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    NOLA ^ | 05/26/2016 | Todd Masson
    Despite a recent court order, Washington, D.C., is still refusing to issue concealed-carry permits to its residents, according to Devin Watkins, who attempted to obtain a permit last week. Watkins, a columnist at the federalist.com, wrote that when he went to apply for the permit, police officers at the station told him they had been ordered by D.C.'s attorney general to ignore the court order and continue to deny applications.
  • 'Daily Show' Dedicates Entire Episode To Gun Control

    05/26/2016 7:17:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    gothamist.com ^ | 5/25/2016 | Rebecca Fishbein
    This election season has truly suffered without Jon Stewart behind The Daily Show desk, and Trevor Noah's tenure thus far has been tepid at best. But Noah & Co. did good last night, dedicating an entire episode to gun control thanks to the NRA's recent endorsement of Donald Trump and general stranglehold over any gun control policy proposed, no matter how small. Noah dug into Trump's hypocrisy when it comes to sucking up to the gun-clutching masses, considering he's voiced support of gun control in the past—even pointing out how at the NRA meeting last week, Trump said he gets...
  • Audio Shows Katie Couric Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Activists

    05/25/2016 4:20:24 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5-25-16 | Stephen Gutowski
    The makers of a new Katie Couric documentary on gun violence deceptively edited an interview between Couric and a group of gun rights activists in an apparent attempt to embarrass the activists, an audio recording of the full interview shows. At the 21:48 mark of Under the Gun a scene of Katie Couric interviewing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights organization, is shown. Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the group, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?” The...
  • Gun Review: The Walloper

    05/25/2016 12:04:37 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/25/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Handguns are almost always inferior to rifles in terms of accuracy and stopping power. Since defensive fighting usually happens up close, those qualities are important, but casual carrying of long guns is not socially acceptable in much of the world. The solution is to use the most powerful handgun that’s still practical for unsupported firing. Guncrafter Industries Model No. 4 Hunting pistol attempts to create exactly that kind of weapon by combining 6 inches of barrel with a .50-caliber bore, the largest legally possible without National Firearms Act paperwork. That way, the projectile already has an impressive frontal area, 23...
  • DOJ Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels

    05/25/2016 12:38:38 PM PDT · by russbart · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch announced today released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels. According to the new records, over the past three years, a total of 94 Fast and Furious firearms have been recovered in Mexico City and 12 Mexican states, with the majority being seized in Sonora, Chihuahua and Sinaloa. Of the weapons recovered, 82 were rifles and 12 were pistols identified as having been part of the Fast and Furious program. Reports suggest...