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  • AZ: Department of Transportation adds Armed Driver Guidelines

    07/26/2017 1:31:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from https://aztroopers.org/ The Arizona Department of Transportation has added a section to its drivers manual suggesting the proper behavior for an armed driver, when stopped by police. The change was prompted by the tragic Philando Castile case. From fox10phoenix.com, the manual change was requested by Democratic state Representative Reginald Bolding, from District 27. District 27 is a solidly Democrat stronghold in South Phoenix. Bolding was elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2016.  From azdot.gov , page 57 of the Drivers License Manuel : ▪ Inform the officer of any weapons on your person or in the vehicle. In...
  • Smart Gun can be Defeated with $15 worth of Magnets

    07/26/2017 10:25:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/26/2017 | T Smola
    There has been a lot of talk the past few years about smart gun technology as an option for keeping the wrong people from using firearms. Maybe youve heard of the German-made Armatix iP1 handgun. This smart gun can be defeated with $15 worth of magnets. The idea is that the pistol can only be fired by someone wearing a wristwatch-style RFID device. But now, a hacker has found several major flaws with the technology. Watch the fascinating and troubling report in the video from Wired. Interestingly enough, the hacker not only found multiple ways to fire the gun without...
  • Need suggestions for college paper on second amendment

    07/26/2017 12:09:59 PM PDT · by greylurker · 36 replies
    Hey Shipmates, I am writing a paper for an American Politics Class, I am having a hard time finding any scholarly references relating to how crime decreases when the citizenry is armed, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
  • Truck Open Carry Case offers Chance to Validate Wisconsin Constitution

    07/25/2017 4:47:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In Wisconsin, a truck driver, Guy A. Smith, is contesting an arrest for carrying a concealed weapon. The handgun was on the floor of his truck, and was visible to an outside camera. Smith made no attempt to hide the firearm when the truck was inspected by a Wisconsin State Trooper. Open carry has always been legal in Wisconsin, but case law from 2003 found that carrying a loaded handgun concealed beneath a seat or in a glove compartment, was carrying concealed. The Supreme Court found the ruling to be correct, in spite of the passage of the strong...
  • Appeals court blocks DC's concealed-carry law on Second Amendment grounds

    07/25/2017 3:53:25 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7.25.17
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a District of Columbia gun-control measure that the court said is essentially an outright ban in violation of the Second Amendment.
  • Why I bring my gun to school (rare bit of sanity from NYT)

    07/25/2017 9:41:10 AM PDT · by pabianice · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/25/17 | Okafor
    I started fighting for students rights to carry concealed weapons for selfish reasons: I wanted to be able to protect myself. But I quickly found a network of women who felt the same way I did, and we began to advocate for our safety together. I eventually became the Southwest director of Students for Concealed Carry, and am now the founder of the self-defense nonprofit Empowered, which will open its first chapter this fall, at the University of North Texas. (I have also appeared in ads for the National Rifle Association, but I am not employed by the organization.) When...
  • D.C. law requiring good reason to carry handgun rejected by appeals court

    07/25/2017 9:10:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2017 | Andrea Noble
    A federal appeals court has blocked enforcement of a strict concealed-carry law in the nations capital that required gun owners to prove a good reason in order to obtain permits allowing them to carry handguns for self defense. In a 2-1 decision, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ordered lower courts to issue permanent injunctions blocking enforcement of the D.C. law. In rejecting the citys law, the court ruled that while the Second Amendment allows for some limits on gun possession it does now allow for bans on carrying in urban areas like D.C. or bans on...
  • The War on Guns is Designed to Allow Tyrannical Government

    07/25/2017 4:51:08 AM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. The 2nd Amendment is one of the key methods of ensuring a free society stays free. The basis was to prevent tyrannical governance, but the argument of the collective rights theory has been the blade that has undone the stitching to allow far more government intervention in the ownership of firearms and has created back doors to regulation. One of the more recent studies into Gun Ownership and Crime Stats, carried out by...
  • Glock and Beretta dropped the ball on the XM17 project

    07/24/2017 9:21:48 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 33 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/24/2017 | K Felts
    Word (from The Firearm Blog) has it that Glocks cannot get over losing the XM17 Modular Handgun System contract to Sig Sauer. More rumors are getting around stating that Sig Sauer was basically handed the contract. The XM17 tests were a huge differences to the M9 tests of the 1980s. The M9 tests were very in-depth,and the results were talked about for years by various gun publications. From reading everything we can tell the 1980s about the M9 project, there seem to be several major fallacies with the M17 test. If we look at the fallacies, the chances of Glock...
  • Gun Promotions Work Get a Roof, Get a Gun

    07/24/2017 1:07:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- In the video below, the Weatherproof Roofing and Exteriors company is offering guns as an inducement for purchasing their products. With the final payment for a roof replacement and exterior repairs due to a hail or wind storm, you get a free gun.As with all promotions, the free gun is paid for by the customer, one way or another. It is part of the advertising cost of running the business.But people like to get something substantial in their hands, other than money. A promotion helps to facilitate transactions where the buyer wants the promotional item, but is not...
  • Congressman uses recording of GOP baseball practice shooting for gun rights ad

    07/24/2017 12:14:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    An Alabama congressman who survived the shooting that critically injured US Rep. Steve Scalise is using audio of the ambush in a new campaign commercial that promotes his support for gun rights. The ad for Republican Rep. Mo Brooks starts with the sound of five rapid-fire gunshots, screams to Stay down! and wailing sirens as white words appears on a black background. June 14: A Bernie Sanders supporters fires on Republican Congressman. Mo Brooks gives his belt as a tourniquet to help the wounded. Whats the liberal media immediately ask? the text says.
  • Maryland assault weapon ban appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

    07/24/2017 10:51:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 24, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Pro-gun rally in front of Maryland State House in Annapolis on Feb. 6, 2013 protesting the states controversial Firearms Safety Act. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) A long-simmering challenge against Marylands 2013 Firearms Safety Act has been appealed to the nations highest court. Attorneys for the Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association and the National Shooting Sports Foundation on Friday filed the 325-page petition to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Stephen Kolbe and a series of gun stores and shooting clubs asking the court to protect popular semi-automatic rifles and magazines from prohibition. At stake is the 2013...
  • NRAs Dana Loesch Is Not Happy With Scaramuccis Past Position on Guns

    07/24/2017 4:06:34 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 30 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 23rd, 2017 | by Ken Meyer
    National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch has seen Anthony Scaramucci‘s previous comments about guns, and it would seem she’s not very impressed.Shortly after Scaramucci was confirmed as the new White house Communications Director, he went on a Twitter-deletion spree where he erased some of the critical comments he previously made about President Trump. Scaramucci said he was doing this out of “full transparency,” though he also deleted other tweets where he contradicted Trump and mainstream conservatives when it comes to topics like climate change and abortion. On Saturday, the day after he became Trump’s communications director, he announced on Twitter...
  • Women's March Puts Dana Loesch in Its Crosshairs

    07/23/2017 4:04:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 23, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The so-called Women's March, which should be called the March of Liberal Women Only, has called out radio host and NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch for doing promo ads depicting the importance of firearms in protecting our liberties against criminals and anarchists while chiding the hypocrisy of the left on this issue. The Women's March supports abortion as part of the right of women to control their own bodies. Well, if women are in control of their own bodies, why can't they protect those bodies with a firearm? A gun in the hand of a trained and truly empowered woman is...
  • 3 Men Blocked I-80 Ramp Before Early Morning Carjacking (Suburban Chicago)

    07/23/2017 6:30:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 78 replies
    Illinois Patch ^ | July 23, 2017 | Tim Moran
    3 Men Blocked I-80 Ramp Before Early Morning Carjacking A report indicates three suspects carjacked a vehicle on the I-80 ramp to I-355 in New Lenox early Saturday morning. By Tim Moran (Patch Staff) - Updated July 23, 2017 12:41 am ET NEW LENOX, IL -- A reported car jacking took place early Saturday morning on an expressway ramp. An incident was reported on police scanner traffic on the westbound Interstate 80 ramp to northbound Interstate 355. Three men were blocking the ramp and asked the victim to use his phone before one of the men approached on the passenger...
  • America Is Changing One Carry Permit at a Time

    07/22/2017 7:08:21 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | July 22, 2017 | David French
    A recent increase in law-abiding gun ownership bodes well for the countrys future. The great arming is underway, and thats a very good thing for our nation, for our culture, and for the relationship between citizen and state. On Thursday, John Lott and the Crime Prevention Research Center published a comprehensive survey of the growth in concealed-carry permits in the United States. The numbers are stunning not just in their growth, but in their depth and consequence. Heres a sampling. During Barack Obamas presidency, the number of concealed-carry permit holders increased by a whopping 256 percent. The numbers have...
  • NRA spokeswoman questions new WH communications director's gun credentials

    07/22/2017 4:14:34 PM PDT · by VictoryGal · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/21/2017 | Brandon Carter
    National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch on Friday appeared to criticize newly named White House communications director Anthony Scaramuccis opinions on gun control. Loesch resurfaced a tweet Scaramucci sent in December 2012, in which he said he was opposed to legislation that blocked sensible gun laws. I dont support that legalization, never had, I have always been for stronger gun control laws, Scaramucci said in the tweet.
  • NRA and CRPA Attorneys Obtain DOJs Latest 3rd Attempt At Assault Weapon Regulations

    07/22/2017 6:09:46 AM PDT · by Openurmind · 5 replies
    CRPA ^ | 7/21/17 | Ryan Hallenberg
    Recently, without warning or any notification, the California Department of Justice submitted another set of proposed regulations for the registration of newly classified assault weapons to the Office of Administrative Law. As with their past two attempts, DOJ has once again listed these regulations as File and Print Only, meaning that members of the public will not have an opportunity to comment on any of the proposed regulations. As reported earlier today, the California Department of Justice has resubmitted proposed assault weapon regulations to the Office of Administrative Law as File and Print Only, which will prohibit public comment on...
  • Australia Gun Culture, Ownership Increases in NSW and Australia: Part 6

    07/21/2017 8:48:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- In the above chart, the numbers are unclear. Is it 14,542 registered guns, or licensed gun owners in Tamworth, NSW, Australia? Is the increase since 2010 in registered guns, or licensed gun owners?The number of legal guns and likely, licensed gun owners, is increasing in Australia. It is difficult to know exactly how much it is increasing because statistics are not well kept. National statistics are uncertain because of differences in state systems.From an article in abc.net.au from 2011: Today, that national system is in a mess. No federal agencies or crime researchers were able to tell the...
  • George Zimmerman verdict: The jury speaks

    07/21/2017 8:35:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 20, 2017 | Hal Boedeker
    Three jurors from the George Zimmerman trial are going on national television to defend their controversial verdict one that sparked protests across the country and legal analysts say they could perform a public service. People dont understand you have to follow the law, juror Madelin Rivera said in an interview. They give directions to the jury, and you follow that. Rivera (known as juror B-29 during the trial), Amy Tronolone (D-40) and Christine Barry (B-51) appear in The Jury Speaks: George Zimmerman at 9 p.m. Monday on Oxygen. The series also talks to jurors in the trials of...