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  • Plastic 3D "guns" Confiscated in Australian Raid

    08/15/2018 6:00:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 18 July, 2018, on the Sunshine Coast of Eastern Australia, in the town of Mudjimba, police raided a house and found some 3D printed plastic guns, some printed false identification, and a small amount of drugs. From news.com.au: "They are all polymer and all they needed was a pin and a spring-type assembly pushed into it to make it work. For all intents and purposes they would look like a gun." Police allege that three 3D-printed handguns, along with weapon parts, a knuckle duster, false licences and drugs, were found at a house at Mudjimba on Wednesday. The...
  • Kentucky Man Keeps Committing Crimes… Gets Shot and Killed

    08/14/2018 5:17:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 8 August, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky, at about 06:30 a.m., Shawn Michael Woods is reported as breaking into multiple apartments in an address near Martin Luther King Dr.  He is said to have broken into one woman's apartment and tried to crawl into bed with her.  A business owner in the area said he had multiple problems with Woods. From wkyt.com: Lexington police say the shooting happened around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday. The person who shot Woods lived in the apartment complex.Investigators believe Woods was breaking into multiple apartments throughout the morning after talking to witnesses. A neighboring business...
  • Four Homemade Submachine Guns Confiscated in Sydney, Australia, 2018

    08/13/2018 8:44:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Four homemade submachine guns found during a drug raid in Waterloo, Australia. Imager from twitter.com/7newssydney: When extreme restrictions are placed on the acquisition of legal firearms, one of the easiest repeaters to make at home or in small workshops is the submachine gun. The four homemade submachine guns shown above were discovered with a number of other firearms, drugs, and 2.75 million Australian dollars, about two million in U.S. dollars. From facebook.com/nswpoliceforce: Acting on information received, Strike Force Raptor, assisted by the Drug and Firearms Squad, executed a search warrant a storage facility at Waterloo in the early hours...
  • State Department Spokesperson Gives Facts on 3D Gun Settlement

    08/12/2018 5:17:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 31 July, 2018, Heather Nauert briefed reporters on issues at the Department of State. She answered questions about the settlement of the First Amendment lawsuit with the Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed. The State Department Press Briefing was posted by the Department of Defense videos. The pertinent exchange is from 5:59 to 10:54.  Link to Defense Department videoA reporter asked this loaded question: ..given the amount of public opposition to this and the amount of concern on Capitol Hill that's been raised, is the Secretary planning to do anything to stop these downloads from becoming available, as they...
  • Constructing Truth: the FBI's (non)recording policy

    08/11/2018 6:11:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 55 replies
    Forbes ^ | 27 July, 2011 | Harvey Silverglate
    Instead of electronically recording its interviews and interrogations, the FBI’s policy is to rely on agents’ typewritten “section 302 reports,” crafted to reflect the supposed substance of the exchange. At such sessions, one agent takes notes by hand while the second agent—in the traditional two-agent FBI interviewing team—conducts the interview/interrogation. Tape recordings are almost never done because such recordation is – believe it or not – against formal written FBI policy. Therefore, the 302 report becomes the sole arbiter of what was, and was not, said; moreover, as we will see below, any interviewee who contests its accuracy risks prosecution....
  • Free Speech And Banned Books

    08/11/2018 4:33:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 11 August, 2018 | John Richardson
    There is a long history of banning books both here in the United States and abroad. Books that come to mind are D. H. Lawerence's Lady Chatterley's Lover, Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, and a whole host of others. In more recent times, the Supreme Court has rejected efforts to ban books just because someone didn't like it. See Island Trees School District v. Pico (1982) Here is a book that you need to buy that many in the gun control industry would like to see banned. It is called The Liberator Code Book: An Exercise in Free Speech. The book...
  • Trump Era July NICS Continues Trend of 2018 as Second Highest Year on Record

    08/11/2018 4:39:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The National Instant background Check System, NICS continues to record near record numbers for July of 2018. During the 2016 election cycle, the fear of a Hillary Clinton presidency pushed gun sales and, correspondingly, NICS background checks to an all time record high. Many people thought the sales and NICS checks would tumble once President Trump was elected. But sales and NICS only fell back a small amount. 2017 was the second highest year on record for NICS checks. Over half way through 2018, the 2018 NICS checks are trending higher than those in 2017. The July, 2018 NICS...
  • Ninth Circuit Panel Rules CA Unsafe Handgun Act not Covered by Second Amendment

    08/10/2018 5:20:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A three judge panel in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the restrictions of the California Unsafe Handgun Act (UHA) do not violate the Second Amendment.  In circular reasoning, the opinion posits the UHA restrictions do not restrict behavior protected by the Second Amendment. They then apply the least restrictive Constitutional test to determine if the behavior is protected. Unsurprisingly, they find that it is not. The key to the decision is the Ninth Circuit's hostility to a broad reading of the Second Amendment. The Circuit, in it's en banc rulings, such as Peruta, Tiexeira v. County...
  • Retired cop in gunfight during apparent robbery attempt

    08/09/2018 2:16:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5 August, 2018 | Tina Moore and Ben Feuerherd
    Modal Trigger A retired NYPD detective sitting in a Bentley with bulletproof glass got into a gunfight with a man he says tried to swipe his Rolex in Brooklyn Sunday, police said.Former Detective Robert Santos told cops he was in his 2010 luxury ride outside his dad’s home in East New York at about 3:50 a.m. when “a guy walks up, points a gun at him and says, ‘Give me your Rolex,’ ” a high-ranking police source told The Post.Santos, 46, “puts the watch on the seat. He then gets out of the car and gets into a gunfight with...
  • Hawaiian Dad Hopes to Keep a Promise to His Late Daughter by Fighting State's Gun Laws Up to SCOTUS

    08/09/2018 6:04:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Independent Review Journal ^ | 8 August,2018 | Sydney Monduy
    During a conversation with his late daughter, Vietnam War veteran George Young explained the importance of the Second Amendment.However, his daughter, Tim, was shocked to find out that her father could not carry a handgun in the state of Hawaii.“I made the promise that they cannot take your Second Amendment away,” Young said in an interview with Reuters. “So to prove it to her, that's when I started.”After his daughter died in a car crash in 2004, Young decided to keep his promise and began a journey to fight the state's gun laws that may end at the Supreme Court.At...
  • Black Man Holds Naked White Man at Gun Point ~ VIDEO

    08/09/2018 5:13:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In the afternoon of July 24-25, 2018, a naked white man was making a nuisance of himself at Trailblazer Park in Newton County, Georgia.  A father with children at the park, on a church outing, used his legal firearm to detain the man for police.From charlotteobserver.com: A Covington, Ga., dad only wanted to take his family on a trip to feed the homeless. Instead, Tae Lovelace says they were harassed by a naked man and he was forced to pull out a handgun in defense. “Had I not been licensed to carry at that moment who knows what this guy...
  • Jeff Sessions: The DOJ 'Will Not Partner With Groups That Unfairly Defame Americans' Like the SPLC

    08/08/2018 5:41:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 8 August,2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions denounced the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for weaponizing its "hate group" designations against conservative organizations, and pledged that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will not partner with hate groups or groups that defame Americans. He spoke in front of the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Christian legal organization that has won 9 Supreme Court cases in the last seven years and that has been unfairly defamed as a "hate group" by the SPLC."I have ordered a review at the Department of Justice to make sure that we do not partner with any...
  • Free Concealed Carry License for Veterans in Ohio

    08/08/2018 4:47:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 August,2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 1 August, 2018, Governor Kasich of Ohio abstained from his last chance to veto SB 81.  SB 81 requires sheriffs in Ohio to accept application for concealed handgun licenses from current and former military members, without a fee.  From legiscan.com: To amend section 2923.125 of the Revised Code to waive the concealed carry license fee for active members of the armed forces and retired and honorably discharged veterans, to accept military experience with firearms as proof of competency with firearms regardless of when the applicant for a license acquired the experience, to permit a licensee to renew a...
  • Pew Poll Supports High levels of Defensive Gun Use

    08/07/2018 6:39:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The number of defensive gun uses (dgu) in the United States is difficult to measure. Surveys which ask about defensive gun uses have routinely shown numbers between 500,000 and 3 million per year.  A survey, specifically designed to determine dgu in the U.S., the National Self Defense Survey, (NSDS) found about 2.5 million dgu per year in 1993. The National Crime Victim Survey (NCVS), shows smaller numbers, about 80,000 per year. The NCVS does not ask about defensive gun uses, but depends on victims volunteering the information.Numerous other polls have found similar numbers to what the NSDS found.  These...
  • TX: Mystery Man at McAllen Mall Robbery: Armed Citizen or Plain Clothes Police?

    08/06/2018 4:23:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In a video of the attempted armed robbery of a McAllen, Texas mall jewelry store, the seven suspects were captured by three armed people. One of the armed people, in a uniform, is said to be a police officer working mall security. Another one, in a red shirt, is said to be a citizen with a Texas license to carry, in a Fox News Video. The third, showing a badge in his left hand, appears to be another police officer. Link to video The dailymail.co.uk writes that the armed person in the red shirt is a plain clothes police...
  • CDC Corrects Major Gun data Error Uncovered by John Lott

    08/05/2018 5:27:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) made an error in the number of fatal firearms accidents that occurred in 2014. It was so large, it was obvious. The number of fatal firearm accidents had been falling significantly. In 2014, they suddenly and inexplicably jumped by over 25%. Most of the increase was in one state, Tennessee. Dr. John Lott noticed the error in January of 2016, and brought it to the attention of the CDC. From crimeresearch.org: In January 2016, Dr. John Lott contacted the CDC to alert them to a mistake in their numbers for 2014...
  • ROBERT MUELLER: UNMASKED

    08/04/2018 5:01:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 91 replies
    Congressman Louie Hohmert ^ | May, 2018 | Congressman Louie Gohmert
    Robert Mueller has a long and sordid history of illicitly targeting innocent people that is a stain upon the legacy of American jurisprudence. He lacks the judgment and credibility to lead the prosecution of anyone. I do not make these statements lightly. Each time I prepared to question Mueller during Congressional hearings, the more concerned I became about his work ethic. Then as I went back to begin compiling all that information in order to recount personal interactions with Mueller, the more clearly the big picture began to come into focus. At one point I had to make the decision...
  • Seattle Judge Blocks Release of Documents on How to Make Guns

    08/04/2018 5:11:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 60 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Judge Robert Lasnik is a U.S. District Court judge in Seattle, Washington. He has issued a restraining order, forbidding Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed from releasing documents on the Internets that show how to make simple guns and gun parts with 3D printers.The judge issued the restraining order as requested in a lawsuit filed against the federal government, for refusing to prevent the publication of the information. From seattletimes.com: During the Tuesday hearing in Seattle, Eric Soskin, a lawyer for the U.S. Justice Department, said they reached the settlement to allow Defense Distributed to post the material online because...
  • California Magazine Ban in Trouble; California Exempts Retired Reserve Officers

    08/03/2018 5:37:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In November, 2016, California voters passed a referendum that banned the possession of magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds. The ban was immediately challenged in the courts. An injunction against enforcement of the ban was put in effect by a federal district court. The court challenge claims the ban violates the U.S. Constitution on several grounds, including the Second Amendment. The case is one of several where state and local governments contend that magazines of over 10 rounds fall outside of protection afforded by the Second Amendment. The State of California appealed the injunction to the...
  • Five easy Ways to Make AR15 type Receivers at Home

    08/02/2018 5:18:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    There are at least five easy ways to make AR15 receivers at home. 1. Purchase an 80% blank and finish it with a drill, files and patience, it gets easier with a Dremel type tool. Or use a drill and mill and skill. Many videos on how to do it  are available on the Internets. There are numerous sites on the Internets vying for profits, good reviews, and price point. 2. Purchase an 80% receiver and finish it with a programed CDC machine, i.e. the Ghost gunner. Order it on the Internets. The Ghost Gunner has an excellent reputation...