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  • ATF Elimination Act Re-introduced in the House

    01/22/2017 6:17:20 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 24 replies
    The New American ^ | 20 January 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    In re-introducing the ATF Elimination Act on Thursday, January 12, Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) explained one of the primary reasons why: “The ATF is a scandal-ridden, largely duplicative agency that has been branded by failure and lacks a clear mission. It is plagued by backlogs, funding gaps, hiring challenges, and a lack of leadership.”Not once did he explain the real reason the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF for short) should be eliminated: There is no provision anywhere in the Constitution that grants the federal government the powers the ATF exercises.Sensenbrenner’s original bill was introduced on March 4,...
  • (Flashback): Obama Executive Order Bans Sale and Importation of AK-47 Rifles

    01/22/2017 6:42:15 PM PST · by vannrox · 21 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | July 17th, 2014 | Mac Slavo
    (Pictured: Russian President Vladimir Putin shows off AK-47’s now banned in the United States)A new round of sanctions by the United States targets Russia’s financial, energy and defense sectors.The Executive Order signed on Wednesday by President Barack Obama is being called “evil” by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and bans, among other things, the sale of all Russian-made AK-47 semi-automatic rifles, Saiga-12 shotguns, and all other firearms and parts manufactured by Kalishnikov Concern.According to the U.S. Treasury Department, Americans will still be able to purchase AK-47’s in the secondary market, as long as Kalishnikov Concern does not have a direct...
  • Actress Kristen Stewart: My New Gun Control Movie is ‘Going to Kick *ss’

    01/22/2017 4:55:23 PM PST · by drewh · 54 replies
    Newsbusters/Media Research Center ^ | January 21, 2017 | 8:30 AM EST | By Geoffrey Dickens
    Actress Kristen Stewart is really excited about her next project and she swears it’s “going to kick ass.” But given the topic matter, it’s bound to be a flop. While promoting her new movie Come Swim at the Sundance film festival, the Twilight star, on Friday, told The Hollywood Reporter: “My next thing is going to kick ass. It’s about gun control.” Before she starts shooting this anti-gun flick, Stewart might want to ask her fellow thespian Jessica Chastain about well her gun control movie Miss Sloane did. According to The Washington Free Beacon’s Stephen Gutowski, that anti-gun screed had...
  • BREAKING: Man killed trying to stop robbery at Rolling Oaks Mall in San Antonio

    01/22/2017 3:42:14 PM PST · by milford421 · 42 replies
    News4SA ^ | 1/22/17 | KABB WOAI
    LIVE OAK, Texas (KABB/WOAI) – A Good Samaritan was shot and killed trying to stop a robbery. Two armed men attempted to rob Kay Jewelers in Rolling Oaks Mall just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday. An unarmed man attempted to stop the robbery and was shot and killed. A second man pulled out his concealed weapon and shot one of the suspects. The second suspect fled the scene, shooting as he ran. Their conditions have not been released. The second suspect is still on the run.
  • Liberal Preppers Stock Up On Guns, Food As Trumpocalypse Looms

    01/22/2017 12:33:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Voactiv ^ | January 17, 2017 | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    Colin Waugh bought a shotgun four weeks before November’s election. An unapologetic liberal, he was no fan of firearms. He had never owned one before. But Waugh, a 31-year-old from Independence, Missouri, couldn’t shake his fears of a Donald Trump presidency — and all of the chaos it could bring. He imagined hate crimes and violence waged by extremists emboldened by the Republican nominee’s brash, divisive rhetoric. He pictured state-sanctioned roundups of Muslims, gays, and outspoken critics. “I kept asking myself, ‘Do I want to live under tyranny?'” said Waugh, who supported Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary and later...
  • Obama Official Issues Ammunition Ban for Federal Lands on Last Day in Office

    01/22/2017 7:33:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 20, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe, an Obama appointee, ordered a new ammunition ban for certain federal lands on Thursday–his last full day in office. The ban, which took effect immediately, eliminates the use of lead-based ammunition on federal lands like national parks and wildlife refuges, as well as any other land administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service. The ban is expected to have a major impact on much of the hunting that takes place on federal lands across the United States as lead-based ammunition is widely legal and used throughout the country. Ashe said the order...
  • Shot Show: Kel-Tec Still at Max Capacity for PMR 30

    01/22/2017 6:27:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Making a reliable .22 magnum semi-auto has always been a challenge in the industry.  Doing so with a pistol is even more difficult.  Kel-Tec has had the most successful design with their PMR 30.  The PMR 30 has been a success for several years now.  Kel-Tec is running at top production capacity of a thousand a month out the door.  A lot of people like the idea of a 30 shot, lightweight, .22 magnum pistol.  Quite a few like the significant muzzle flash and blast. Reports from industry insiders at the show are that most reliability problems with the...
  • Army: Your new handgun will be a Sig Sauer

    01/20/2017 7:09:32 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 52 replies
    Army Times ^ | 1-19-17 | Meghann Myers
    SIG SAUER, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Army has selected the SIG SAUER Model P320 to replace the M9 service pistol currently in use since the mid-1980’s. Released in 2014, the P320 is a polymer striker-fired pistol that has proven itself in both the United States and worldwide markets. The P320 is the first modular pistol with interchangeable grip modules that can also be adjusted in frame size and caliber by the operator. All pistols will be produced at the SIG SAUER facilities in New Hampshire. The MHS Program provides for the delivery of both full size and compact...
  • Nevada Gun Control Referendum Ruled Unenforceable

    01/20/2017 6:09:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    ammoland ^ | 20 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- The FBI has stated that it cannot and will not comply with the mandate prescribed by the “universal background check” referendum that was passed in November in Nevada.  The referendum was Ballot Question 1, a complicated eight page referendum that required private sales to be conducted through federally licensed dealers. From the Nevada Secretary of State archive.org: You can see that explicitly in subparagraph 3., the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, (NICS) is required to do the check, and *not* the Central Repository in Nevada, as is done according to Nevada law, currently. Nevada law allowed...
  • Army Picks Sig Sauer's P320 Handgun to Replace M9 Service Pistol

    01/19/2017 10:22:37 PM PST · by iowamark · 72 replies
    Military.com ^ | 1/19/2017 | Matthew Cox and Hope Hodge Seck
    The U.S. Army on Thursday awarded Sig Sauer a contract worth $580 million to make the next service pistol based on the company's P320 handgun. Sig Sauer beat out Glock Inc., FN America and Beretta USA, the maker of the current M9 9mm service pistol, in the competition for the Modular Handgun System, or MHS, program. "We are both humbled and proud that the P320 was selected by the U.S. Army as its weapon of choice," Ron Cohen, chief executive officer of Sig Sauer, said in a statement to Military.com here at SHOT Show, the world's largest gun show, taking...
  • Silencerco CEO Invited to Trump Inauguration

    01/19/2017 10:34:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    At the Shot Show Industry day at the range, I stopped at the busy Silencerco exhibit, range lanes.  I chatted with Matt Pinner, a public relations specialist for Silencerco.  I was working to obtain another interview with Josh Waldron, CEO of Silencerco and one of the founders of the American Suppressor Association (ASA). The ASA has had tremendous success in removing state legal barriers to Suppressor ownership and use in hunting. Before the election, Josh had told me that Donald Trump's two oldest sons,Donald Jr., and Eric, had used Silencerco products. Silencerco was an early and vocal endorser of...
  • Mexican Border State Governor Destroys 500 Fast and Furious Guns

    01/19/2017 9:54:35 AM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/18/19 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    According to Nuevo León officials, the weapons had been seized from criminal organizations and from crime scenes. Rodriguez Calderon stated that the weapons had been smuggled into Mexico by criminal organizations from other countries. More than 500 of the seized weapons were traced back to the failed Fast and Furious Operation where the U.S. Department of Justice allowed Mexican cartels to illegally purchase weapons in the U.S. in order to move them into Mexico. The weapons were supposed to be traced to high ranking cartel figures, however the U.S. Department of Justice lost track of thousands and bolstered the arsenals...
  • Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) IN FAVOR of the HEARING PROTECTION ACT!

    01/19/2017 10:08:04 AM PST · by WorldWarGames · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/19/2017 | WorldWarGames
    Video of me talking to my Congressman, Rep. Kevin Brady, about the Hearing Protection Act. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7rmPUXbdBo
  • California ‘Accidentally’ Releases Info of 3,500 Firearms Instructors

    01/19/2017 7:54:13 AM PST · by bkopto · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/19/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    The state of California “accidentally” released the private information of nearly 3,500 firearms instructors in October 2016. The information was released as part of the response to a Southern California Public Radio (KPCC) reporter’s Freedom of Information Act request. The reporter was seeking information on state Firearms Safety Certifications. Fox News reports that information on “3,424 firearms instructors” was inadvertently released. That information contained “dates of birth, driver’s license numbers and California identification numbers.” On December 28, 2016 — over two months after the release of information was discovered — “the California Department of Justice sent out a letter to...
  • Long Range Precision Shooting Discoveries

    01/18/2017 10:34:50 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/18/2017 | J Hines
    In this segment on precision long range shooting conducted by Larry Vicker and spotted by Walt Wilkinson of Gunsite. They will be pushing the range limits on the Lapua 338. Though the video states debunking myths on long range shooting, the results is what is significant. Larry will be using a 338 Lapua/250 grain bullet with Schmidt&Bender scope, Atlas bipod and with a Armament suppressor. A fact that most long range shooter understands when shooting out to beyond 1000 yards the bullet starts to drop like a rainbow. Thats due to (getting a little technical here) the environmental factors of...
  • The Phony ‘Public-Health Crisis’ of Gun Violence

    01/18/2017 9:46:00 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 1/16/2017 | Vik Khanna
    Two major medical journals have decided to renew the academic medical establishment’s assault on gun owners. The first shot across the bow appeared in the November 8 Journal of the American Medical Association, where esteemed Stanford University health economist Victor Fuchs published a paper on the problem of life expectancy in the black community. Near the end of his lamentation, Fuchs asserts that increasing life expectancy in the black community “depends more on public health measures such as gun control than on medical care.” The second shot came with the release of the January issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, which...
  • Good Samaritan who saved trooper says God put him there

    01/18/2017 9:36:03 AM PST · by Rio · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/16/2016 | Phil Gast and Steve Almasy
    A good Samaritan being hailed as a hero in Arizona is not quite ready to speak with reporters. He's trying to reconcile taking a life, even when it was the right thing to do, officials said Monday.
  • Pew Poll: Urban Officers favor People’s Right to Arms

    01/18/2017 9:15:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    ammoland ^ | 18 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-Pew Research has released a poll taken in the middle of 2016. Note that the Orlando night club massacre and the massive media hype calling for a ban on “assault weapons” occurred one third of the way through the survey period for police.  The shooting of five police officers in Dallas, with a rifle, occurred half way through the survey period.The public survey was conducted two months after the Orlando Pulse shooting, at the height of the establishment media demonization of “assault weapons”, and one month after the shooting of five officers in Dallas. The poll is more...
  • White Gun Shop Owner Sh00ts & K!lls Would Be Thug Who Tried To Rob His Store & We Have The Footage!

    01/18/2017 8:04:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | Published on Jan 18, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    White Gun Shop Owner Sh00ts & K!lls Would Be Thug Who Tried To Rob His Store & We Have The Footage! (Tommy Sotomayor give his opinion on this shooting)
  • Captured alive: Bloodied Orlando 'cop killer' who murdered veteran female......

    01/17/2017 9:15:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 54 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 17, 2017 | Anna Hopkins For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Captured alive: Bloodied Orlando 'cop killer' who murdered veteran female officer at a Walmart is arrested by cops after a week on the run Video of a bloodied suspect wanted in the murder of an Orlando police officer has emerged as he was apprehended after a nine-day manhunt on Tuesday evening. The Orlando Police Department tweeted Tuesday night that 41-year-old Markeith Loyd was in custody, ending a laborious search that began with the January 9 fatal shooting of Lt. Debra Clayton outside a Walmart store. Loyd was wanted in connection to the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, and...
  • UW Students Plan to Duplicate Failure of Texas Sex Toy Protest Against Campus Carry

    01/17/2017 11:37:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    ammoland ^ | 17 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>In 2016, students at the University of Texas at Austin staged a protest involving the public carry of sex toys. The protest was supposed to somehow change people’s minds about the exercise of Second Amendment rights on Campus. The protest made national news for a day or two. No discernible effect was noticed at any administrative or legislative level.</p>
  • You'll be Shocked and Amazed at the Speed of this Draw with a Glock

    01/17/2017 8:22:16 AM PST · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/17/2017 | C Raleigh
    If you watched the late Bob Munden when he did his quick draw and shooting from the hip, it was amazing to watch. What's really kind of neat is that this type of shooting is similar to what law enforcement term “retention shooting”. Retention shooting was taught to the officers when they had to pull the weapon out and fire while in close proximity to a suspect. The history of it goes back to the early 1900's taught by William E Fairbairn the author of several tactical shooting books. Fast forward to modern day, the person in this video blasting...
  • DPS identifies man who shot, wounded trooper near Tonopah (AZ)

    01/16/2017 8:06:30 PM PST · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    AZFamily.com ^ | January 16, 2017 | Catherine Holland
    MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - The Department of Public Safety on Monday identified the man who shot and wounded a trooper near Tonopah last week and confirmed that he was in the country illegally. Leonard Penuelas-Escobar, 37, “is a known drug user but has no criminal history that we can find,” Col. Frank Milstead, the director of DPS, said during a news conference. “We showed that he attempted to cross the border on one occasion and was turned back,” Milstead said. “We also have information that leads us to believe that in 2007 he was actually a federal police officer...
  • Shot Show Industry Day at the Range 2017

    01/16/2017 3:35:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    ammoland ^ | 16 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- The Industry Day at the Range is only open to media by invitation. I have been fortunate to be able to attend the last three or four.  It seemed that attendance was down a bit this year from last.The weather was nicer last year, warmer, but both years had a bit of a breeze. It is always interesting to see the latest tech that is being offered.  I have found that taking the shuttle bus from the Palazzo is worth while.  Parking is limited at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club, which generously allows use of its...
  • Everytown condemns national concealed reciprocity bill

    01/16/2017 1:30:51 PM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    guns.com ^ | Jan. 16, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    Gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety has begun a campaign against the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, claiming the bill is dangerous and urging Americans to oppose it. According to the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, Everytown Chief Strategy Officer Brina Milikowsky issued an email through Daily Kos that condemned the national reciprocity bill, which would allow gun owners lawfully qualified to carry a concealed firearm in one state to conceal and carry in all other states as well. Milikowsky warned that the legislation would “allow dangerous individuals—including convicted criminals, domestic abusers, and stalkers —...
  • 50 cal BMG Incendiary round and 30 gal Propane Tank

    01/16/2017 8:27:34 AM PST · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/16/2017 | J McAdams
    For you all Pyromaniacs out there This is proof that shooting a 30 pound propane tank with a .50 cal incendiary round makes a huge big fire. We all like to shoot at objects and blow up things. While the results is pretty cool, this video is much more impressive. Here’s what happens when you shoot a much larger propane tank with a .50 cal incendiary round. Just as with everything in life, there is always someone eager to see how far you can go with the safety envelope. Whatever you do, don't try this at home! The video is...
  • Anti-Gunner Calls Out Mike Rowe for Speaking at Pro-Gun Dinner. He Sets Her Straight.

    01/15/2017 7:49:06 PM PST · by T-Bird45 · 28 replies
    Tribunist ^ | 1/15/17 | Staff
    Mike Rowe. What else is there to say about the guy? He loves his country and he loves to shoot guns. He is all about hard-working Americans, and once an anti-gun advocate messaged him on Facebook to discourage his decision to speak at the SHOT show he put her in her place. Off The Wall Marla W writes... I just read that you’re speaking at the SHOT show in Las Vegas this week. VERY disappointing. There are already too many guns in this country, and too much faux patriotism surrounding the second amendment. I can’t believe you’d risk your good...
  • Accused Fort Lauderdale airport shooter twice had guns confiscated

    01/15/2017 12:50:17 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/15/17 | ap
    Accused Florida airport gunman Esteban Santiago had his guns seized twice by authorities before the Jan. 6 massacre, including a reported confiscation four years ago in Puerto Rico – but on both occasions investigations were closed and Santiago’s guns were returned to him. Santiago, 26, had a gun or guns taken by Penuelas police in Puerto Rico more than four years ago, The Florida Sun-Sentinel reported on Friday, though the reason for the action wasn’t immediately clear. “It had to be some kind of complaint,” police press officer Edward Ramirez said.
  • Berger Bullets Joins Nammo -- Interview With Eric Stecker

    01/15/2017 12:19:08 PM PST · by Elderberry · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/5/2017 | Eric Stecker
    Leading American bullet-maker Berger Bullets is becoming part of the Nammo Group, which includes Lapua and Vihtavuori. Berger President Eric Stecker explains how this merger will impact operations, specifically how it will allow Berger to increase production, improve technology, and expand its product line, including loaded ammo.
  • Replacing Kalashnikov Rifles Hits a Snag in Ukraine

    01/15/2017 7:04:00 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    Newsweak ^ | January 15, 2017 | Nolan Peterson
    Kalashnikov assault rifles are among the most iconic symbols of the Soviet military. Weapons such as the AK-47, the AKM, the AK-74 and the AK-103 are ubiquitous reminders of the Red Army’s legacy among the modern militaries of former Warsaw Pact countries and Soviet client states.Also, the contemporary use of Kalashnikovs by worldwide terrorists and insurgent groups offers grim evidence of the widespread proliferation of Soviet weapons during and after the Cold War. On January 3, as part of a long-term plan to adopt NATO military standards, Ukraine took a step toward ditching this Soviet military carryover.
  • Officials have duty to Nevadans to make background checks work (barf alert)

    01/15/2017 7:12:09 AM PST · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 15 jan 2017
    Christmas just kept coming last year for the NRA crowd in Nevada. Three days after the holiday, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt gave them another gift when he announced that the November ballot measure on universal background checks had hit a roadblock. Cue the Charlie Brown music. Based on the chorus of smug comments about how opponents of the initiative had warned voters all along that it was flawed, the types who can’t drink enough NRA Kool-Aid had quite a celebration. Here’s hoping they had plenty of fun, because now it’s time to get back to the important job of...
  • Several Good Samaritans Helped Wounded AZ Trooper

    01/15/2017 5:42:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    ammoland ^ | 14 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-Image from 12news.comIt was not just one good Samaritan that helped the wounded Arizona State Trooper.  We now know that there were at least three good Samaritans. The first was the man who was headed to California with his wife when he saw the Trooper, Edward Anderson, with an attacker on top of him, pounding Anderson’s head into the pavement, Trayvon Martin style. His ability to quickly assess the situation and take action is somewhat remarkable. The event occurred at milepost 89 on I-10, at about 4:30 a.m. There are no street lights in this remote area.  That...
  • Yet another case where a concealed handgun permit holder saved a police officer

    01/14/2017 1:40:29 PM PST · by richardb72 · 16 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | January 13, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    A concealed handgun permit holder saved a police officer who was being ambushed in Arizona at I-10 in Tonopah (January 12, 2017). From the UK Daily Mail: When he started to block lanes and put out flares, a suspect ambushed him, opening fire then physically attacking him. The trooper was shot at least once near his chest and fought to the ground by the suspect. The man was on top of the officer and ‘getting the better of him,’ slamming the trooper’s head into the pavement. That’s when the passerby spotted the altercation and asked the officer if he needed...
  • After this year, there will be 16 or 17 States allowing carrying concealed handguns without a permit

    01/14/2017 1:35:53 PM PST · by richardb72 · 32 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | January 14, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    With Missouri, West Virginia, and Idaho enacting Constitutional Carry laws last year, twelve states allow people to carry without a permit in all or virtually all their states. This includes Montana that allows people to carry in about 99.4% of the state. And 2017 is shaping up as a banner year for passing more of these laws. States that are about to pass these laws include: Indiana, Kentucky, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Tennessee is considering allowing “open carry” without a permit, though that is already quite common in most states. Other states that are considering this legislation,...
  • Gun silencers are nothing to fear

    01/14/2017 5:41:04 AM PST · by rellimpank · 53 replies
    fxtribune ^ | 14 jan 2017 | Steve Chapman
    In "The Godfather," a Mafioso prepping young Michael Corleone to assassinate some rivals gives him a pistol for the job. After firing a bullet into the cellar wall, Michael complains, "Ow! My ears!" His friend says, "Yeah, I left it noisy. That way, it scares any pain-in-the-ass innocent bystanders away." The Corleones would have had little interest in a bill that would allow gun owners to obtain silencers without the federal permits required since 1934. Some people like the deafening boom of a gunshot. Most shooters don't, and the National Rifle Association is pressing for enactment of the proposed Hearing...
  • Peruta Team Asking Supreme Court to Hear Appeal

    01/14/2017 5:20:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    ammoland ^ | 13 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Edward Peruta and his fellow plaintiffs have decided to have their council petition the Supreme Court to hear an appeal to the last Ninth Circuit decision in The Peruta case.Edward Peruta applied to the San Diego County Sheriff for a permit to carry concealed. The Sheriff refused to grant him a permit. Peruta’s case was wrapped in with another case making its way through the courts, with other plaintiffs. The plaintiffs were ruled against in the district court and appealed to the Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit ruled that County Sheriffs could not use their discretion to...
  • Colt is Bringing Back The Cobra in 2017!

    01/13/2017 1:17:59 PM PST · by NRx · 30 replies
    Guns America ^ | 01-01-2017 | Max Slowik
    Send to Kindle The new Colt Cobra is a small gun with gigantic expectations. (Photo: Colt) Colt has a big announcement for 2017. The company is getting back into double-action revolvers starting with the new Colt Cobra. The 2017 Cobra features a matte stainless frame and cylinder, wraparound rubber grip and fiber optic front sight. True to its heritage, the 2017 edition is chambered for .38 Special and has a 6-round capacity.The new revolver weighs a little more at 25 ounces unloaded. That extra weight will help shooters load up with really hot overpressure loads. This gun is built for concealed-carry...
  • iPhone Handgun Has Police on Alert, Set to Hit US Market

    01/13/2017 1:39:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    The Australian ^ | January 11, 2017 | Bruno Waterfield
    European police forces have been placed on alert for illegal imports of the “iPhone gun”, a 9mm double-barrelled pistol disguised as a smartphone. The handgun, which folds up so that it resembles an iPhone, will go on sale in America within weeks. With one click it unfolds to become a deadly two-shot pistol, with laser sights. An alert sent to Belgian police at the weekend said that although no copies had yet been found, the weapons were expected to turn up on European streets soon. “To the eye, nothing can distinguish it from a mobile telephone,” said the Belgian police...
  • Bill calls for abolishment of ATF

    01/13/2017 11:50:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 106 replies
    guns.com ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    A bill has been proposed in U.S. House of Representatives that would eliminate the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The ATF Elimination Act, which was reintroduced by Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner on Thursday, calls for an ATF hiring freeze and would transfer the ATF’s current responsibilities to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration. According to the bill, the FBI and DEA would need to submit a plan for scaling down ATF affairs within 180 days of the bill’s enactment into law. Within one year, the FBI would have to issue a report to...
  • Passing driver kills man attacking Arizona trooper on road

    01/13/2017 8:17:09 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    theeagle.com ^ | January 12, 2017 8:02 pm | Associated Press
    PHOENIX (AP) — A man who shot and wounded an Arizona state trooper Thursday along a remote highway and then started slamming the helpless officer's head into the pavement as the two struggled was shot to death by a passing driver, authorities said. Trooper Edward Andersson, a 27-year veteran of the Department of Public Safety, was shot in the right shoulder and chest in what authorities called an ambush and was in serious but stable condition after surgery at a Goodyear hospital. "My trooper would not be alive without his assistance," DPS Director Frank Milstead said of the driver who...
  • The Try Guys shoot Guns for the First Time

    01/13/2017 6:26:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/13/2017 | J Hines
    If you're not familiar with who these "Try Guys" are, they are four hilarious men who will throw themselves into any scenario, just to try it out. You can’t say they’re not open minded, however, when it came to the topic of guns. Well this is what their opinions on guns were before getting a taste of blasting some hot lead downrange, by the way they are our "millennial generation". Guy 1: I don't like guns. at all.Guy 2: I don't have a negative opinion about guns, I do have negative opinions about people.Guy 3: I've been invited to a...
  • FL: Stand Your Ground Immunity for Firefighter who Answered Door with Gun in Hand

    01/13/2017 5:21:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In March of 2016, Captain Nick Marian answered a knocking at his door, and the ringing of his door bell.  He lives in a rough part of town, and answered the door shotgun in hand.  Police say that they saw him pick up a shotgun from his couch and answer the door. Prosecutors contended that he pointed the shotgun at the police officers for "more than a second" and that he knew they were police. The defense was that he had the right to protect himself, his actions were reasonable and prudent, and he had immunity due to the...
  • 2 pit bulls shot and killed after breaking free at Kaufman County park

    01/12/2017 6:15:57 PM PST · by PAR35 · 31 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 1/10/17 | Liz Farmer, Breaking News producer
    Two pit bulls were fatally shot Sunday after breaking free from the person who was walking them at a park in Kaufman County. ... The dogs approached a man, who said he felt that his two children and small dog were being threatened ...
  • Ambushed Arizona Trooper Saved by Armed Passing Motorist Who Shot Attacker Dead

    01/12/2017 9:15:20 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    nbcnews ^ | Jan 12 2017 | nbcnews
    An armed passing motorist was credited with saving the life of an Arizona state trooper by shooting and killing a gunman who ambushed the trooper in the middle of a lonely interstate highway before dawn Thursday. "I would just say at this point, thank you, because I don't know that my trooper would be alive today without his assistance," Col. Frank Milstead, director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, said after he met with the seriously injured trooper at the hospital. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers this morning for our Trooper that was shot. Looks like he will...
  • Officer Shot In Ambush; Citizen Shoots And Kills Gunmen

    01/12/2017 1:43:51 PM PST · by nodwam · 48 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 01/12/2017 | Richard Saunders
    This is why the United States has the 2nd amendment. A police officer was ambushed by a gunmen and someone driving by stopped to help the police officer and ended up having to shoot the gunmen to save the officer. This is the advantage of Arizona having the foresight to allow all of its citizens to own and carry firearms. From ABC7: An Arizona trooper trying to help a motorist in a rollover crash was shot in an ambush-style attack by a random suspect, who was then fatally shot by a Good Samaritan driving by. The trooper with the Arizona...
  • Trooper Shot in ‘Ambush’ Attack on Arizona Highway; Passerby Fatally Shoots Suspect

    01/12/2017 12:33:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    ktla ^ | 01/02/2017
    An armed passerby fatally shot a suspect who had opened fire on a trooper in an apparent ambush attack as the law enforcement officer, who was responding to a shots fired call, stopped to investigate a car crash along Interstate 10 near Tonopah on Thursday. The incident started shortly before 4:30 a.m. with a 911 call from a driver east of California who said somebody shot at his car from the median, television station KPHO in Phoenix reported. According to Col. Frank Milstead, the director of DPS, the trooper was responding to the shots fired call when he came upon...
  • An Austrian Assault Weapon Positioned as a Possible Successor of the German G36 Rifle

    01/12/2017 12:09:05 PM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Defense Update ^ | January 12, 2017 | Tamir Eshel
    The German defense company Rheinmetall has teamed with Austrian arms manufacturer Steyr Mannlicher to manufacture and market the RS556 – a German version of the 5.56mm x 45 cal. modular assault rifle system based on Steyr’s STM556. The Austrian weapon was first unveiled in 2012. Eying the German market, Rheinmetall positions the new weapon as a candidate for the German “System Sturmgewehr Bundeswehr” – the planned replacement of the G36 – the standard German military assault rifle made by Heckler & Koch. This project is set to begin in 2019. Rheinmetall will offer the new assault rifle as a joint...
  • Community draws on freedom Tombstone proclaimed ‘America’s Second Amendment City’

    01/12/2017 6:37:59 AM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies
    TOMBSTONE — This Old West town, known for its legendary shootout at the OK Corral, gun-packing locals and gunfight shows, has been proclaimed “America’s Second Amendment City.” Tombstone Mayor Dusty Escapule read the proclamation at Tuesday’s City Council meeting to a round of applause and an approving council. “The citizens of Tombstone are accustomed to having firearms around,” Escapule said. “Just stop and look up and down Allen Street. Most of the guys are carrying a gun.” The idea of a formal proclamation was pitched to the mayor by local business owner Gordon Anderson. “This represents a great day in...
  • Pew Survey: Police Support Gun Rights over Gun Control by 3 to 1 Margin

    01/12/2017 3:47:26 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 25 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 11 Jan 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    A Pew Research Center survey released January 11 shows that police officers support protecting citizens’ gun rights over passing more gun control by a margin of 3 to 1. The survey also shows that two out of three officers oppose an “assault weapons” ban.
  • Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Gun A Walther PPS?

    01/12/2017 4:26:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The image above has been credited as being the firearm used in the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting on 6 January, 2017.  While the image is a little fuzzy, it appears to be a Walther PPS. You can see the distinctive trigger guard magazine release, the slot above the trigger guard and back of the rail for the serial number, the single finger groove and the shape of the extended magazine.   On the rear heal of the grip is a triangular smooth area that should have the Walther banner in it, and grip is slightly relieved and smooth in a...