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  • Terrifying Weapons in Wales – Kitchen Knife Described as “Makeshift Bayonet”

    03/20/2018 1:16:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    As with many leftist writers in Europe and the United States, the author appears to glory in their ignorance of weapons and weapon technology. The short spear improvised from a kitchen knife, above, is not a “makeshift bayonet”. A bayonet is a blade that is to be attached to a firearm for use in hand to hand fighting. There is no firearm associated with the blade in the picture above.  From Police raided a home and found two loaded crossbows and a makeshift bayonet.Officers entered a house in Sandfields , Port Talbot on Saturday afternoon, following a complaint...
  • Stop Disarming Willing Teachers

    03/19/2018 5:04:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 March, 2018 | Jeff Knox
    Disarming willing and qualified teachers and other school staff is stupid. There has been a lot of talk about “arming teachers” recently, but that's really never been the issue. The real issue is about disarming teachers who would like to be carrying. Like any other controversial subject, any discussion of school safety must begin with some agreement on basic facts and mutual understanding of terms and definitions.We can't come to a consensus on solutions if we can't agree on what the words we are saying actually mean. When gun owners and politicians talk about “arming teachers,” we are not...
  • KS: Over 10% of Topeka Homicides were Justified

    03/18/2018 1:11:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Topeka Kansas had 30 homicides in 2017. That is a record setting number. Of the 30 homicides, four have been ruled as justified so far.  The Topeka Capitol-Journal published that nine of the homicide investigations were still open at the end of the year.  Presumably, the Cazee-Watkins case was one of those. From Cazee-Watkins was arrested Thursday in connection with criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and interference with a law enforcement officer (conceal/alter/destroy evidence). He is being held on a $20,000 bond. “The death of Kenneth Vetaw was investigated simultaneously with the...
  • Bloomberg Pays for Failed Year Long Effort to Discredit Marion Hammer

    03/17/2018 7:24:52 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Mike Spies recently spent a year investigating Marion Hammer, the legendary NRA board member and Second Amendment proponent in Florida. Michael Spies is no novice. He is a professional writer who was on the editorial board of the New Yorker for over three years. He has a Bachelors in English from the University of Vermont, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Non-Fiction from Columbia University in the City of New York. He spent nearly two years at Vocativ, leaving in June of 2015 to join The Trace, the hard-core anti-Second Amendment blog financed by Michael Bloomberg.Bloomberg's paid...
  • Was Accidental Discharge by Illinois Judge a Dry-Fire Mistake?

    03/17/2018 1:18:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    It happened on 15 September, 2017. An Illinois Judge, Patrick O'Shea, 67, accidentally fired a short barreled Smith & Wesson five-shot in his apartment in Wheaton, Illinois. The bullet went through a mirror, the wall, and into the next apartment. No one was hit, and there was little property damage. He checked to see if anyone was in the apartment. There was not. He may have thought “No harm, no foul”, and proceeded to attempt to lie his way out of the problem. Big mistake. It changed his life. From On Sept. 24, the neighbors told police they...
  • Utah Police Officer Saved by Armed Citizen

    03/16/2018 10:41:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On February 2nd, 2018, just before 2 p.m., a man knocked down a Springville, Utah police officer and was viciously punching him. The suspect had fractured the officer's eye socket when an armed good Samaritan, Derek Myer, saw the situation, did a quick U-turn, pulled his gun and stopped the attack. From SPRINGVILLE, Utah — A man with a concealed handgun is credited with stopping a brutal attack on a Utah police officer on Friday, according to KSTU.A Utah police officer approached the suspect, Paul Douglas Anderson, after he saw him stealing items from a charity's donation bin....
  • Guns of San Diego Sinaloa Money Laundering Suspects

    03/16/2018 10:13:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    For  a month, starting on February 9th, 2018, until March 8th, the FBI has been involved in an operation to arrest people and seize cash, drugs, and guns from a group of suspects who are alleged to have laundered tens of millions of dollars across the United States and Mexico for the Sinaloa Cartel. Six million dollars were seized in cash, 22 lbs of fentanyl, 138 lbs of heroin 209 lbs of methamphetamine, 202 lbs of cocaine, and 554 lbs of marijuana were seized.70 people were indicted and 20 firearms were seized, including semiautomatic rifles and handguns. From
  • Australia considers visas for white South African farmers

    03/15/2018 4:43:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 March, 2018 | BBC
    South Africa has dismissed allegations its white farmers are "persecuted" after an Australian minister said they needed help from a "civilised" country.Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said he was exploring giving South Africa's white farmers access to fast-track visas on humanitarian grounds. The suggestion was made amid calls to transfer land ownership from white to black farmers in South Africa, and fears over the number of farm killings.But South Africa says it is ridiculous.Government spokesman Ndivhuwo Mabaya told the BBC there was no reason for any country in the world to suspect a section of the South African population was...
  • Democrats Flex Political Muscle to Shut Down NRA Event

    03/15/2018 1:37:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    n the United States, politicians are not supposed to be able to prevent the opposition from meeting or speaking.When Progressives dominated the mass media, the left celebrated the First Amendment.  In 1963, the Harvard-Radcliff Democratic Club invited George Wallace to speak, and there were no protests or threats of violence.  Leftists were all for free speech and rights of an assembly when they had little opposition in organs of mass media. Times have changed. The Progressives no longer have an effective monopoly in the media. Now, heavier-handed tactics are resorted to. Democrat politicians in New York pressured a Staten...
  • Tasmania Liberal Party Considers Reform of Extreme Gun Restrictions, Media Attacks

    03/14/2018 1:26:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Liberal Party in the Australian state of Tasmania is planning to reform some of the state's extreme firearms laws. The modest reforms include doubling the term of Class A and B licenses terms from five to ten years and increasing the license term for class C firearms from one to two years. Class A licenses are roughly airguns, .22 rimfire, and break-open shotguns. Class B licenses are most single shot, double, and manually operated center-fire rifles. Class C license holders, can have semi-automatic rifles that hold no more than 10 rounds, and pump action shotguns. The reforms would...
  • WV: Second Amendment Protection in Parking Lots Goes to Governor

    03/13/2018 10:55:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 9 March, 2018, HB 4187 passed the West Virginia senate, 32-1, with 1 senator absent. The bill insures that busnesses may not ban privately owned firearms from vehicles in company parking lots. Summary From HB 4187: The purpose of this bill is to create the “Business Liability Protection Act”. The bill includes the right to limit possession of firearms on certain premises and definitions. It also provides for misdemeanor criminal offense and penalty. It prohibits employers from certain specific actions against a person when that person possesses a firearm legally, including a condition of employment. The bill provides...
  • Open and Concealed Carry are Protected by the Second Amendment

    03/12/2018 1:23:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The natural right to bear arms includes the right to carry them concealed as well as openly. Both types of carry were practiced at the time of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Flintlock “muff pistols” were widely available before 1791. Daggers, dirks and other assorted blades were commonly carried concealed. Sword canes conceal the blade inside of the cane, and are considered concealed weapons. They were commonly available.  They became popular, in part, to avoid any social reproach against the carry of swords, anticipating the condemnation of open carry today. Historic examples of choices for concealed carry.The Second...
  • AR-15 Used to Defend Against Charging Polar Bear (2008)

    03/11/2018 12:59:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Zeb Cadzow and Paul Herbert are experienced hunters who live north of the Arctic Circle in Fort Yukon, Alaska. In late March of 2008, residents of Fort Yukon, Alaska become concerned because a bear was not exhibiting any fear of humans near their town. Peter John originally saw the bear eating lynx carcasses near a cabin on the edge of town. People did not believe the white bear was a polar bear. Polar bears had never been seen in the area. They thought it was an albino grizzly or a grizzly bear covered with frost. The hunters, who depend for...
  • Conservative Activists Martin Sellner and Brittany Pettibone Detained in UK

    03/10/2018 11:37:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10 March, 2018 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Austrian activist Martin Sellner of Génération Identitaire and his girlfriend, American author and YouTuber Brittany Pettibone, have been detained by airport police in England. Sellner was on his way to give a speech that authorities say would cause “tension among local communities and possibly incite hatred.” “Yesterday, Martin Sellner and Brittany Pettibone were detained by the UK Government and effectively declared political dissidents. The government has decided that Martin’s talk about free speech is too dangerous to be heard. Don’t worry, some of our activists will be reading his speech at Speakers’ Corner at noon tomorrow in his stead. We...
  • NRA Meetings Reduce Injuries with Guns | An Obvious Reason

    03/10/2018 11:06:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A study written about in Scientific American found that during NRA conventions, injuries with guns drop. I read the headline and thought, that makes perfect sense. With the NRA making national headlines, more people are thinking about the safe handling of firearms, people have become sensitized about guns and accidents, even briefly, and they are making less mistakes.In addition, people who are considering crimes become sensitized to the danger of armed victims, and likely postpone or change their criminal behavior, if only momentarily.  Most gun injuries are intentional and related to criminal behavior. According to the study, 20% of...
  • Florida Mass Murder Done with 10 Round Magazines

    03/09/2018 12:13:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    It seems the mass murderer in Florida did not use magazines of a capacity over 10 rounds. This presents a minor difficulty for those who want to ban magazines over 10 rounds.From The “weapon and bullets were not high quality and were breaking apart,” one of the legislators, state Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, told the Herald.Cruz went in with only 10-round magazines because larger clips would not fit in his duffel bag, Book said. Given the general ignorance of reporters on firearms technology, and of  Democrats in general, I would not rely on this information until we have...
  • West Virginia Moves to Extend Second Amendment Rights to Parking Lots

    03/08/2018 5:33:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In the trend to restore Second Amendment rights across the United States, 22 states have created statutes to protect the right to have arms inside personal means of transportation.  On 27 February, a bill in West Virginia passed the House by an overwhelming majority of 85-14. Here is the Summary From HB 4187: The purpose of this bill is to create the “Business Liability Protection Act”. The bill includes the right to limit possession of firearms on certain premises and definitions. It also provides for misdemeanor criminal offense and penalty. It prohibits employers from certain specific actions against a person...
  • Parent Arrested for Handing Cardboard with the word "Gun" printed on it to Teacher, Staff

    03/07/2018 12:29:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 65 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Village of Shorewood Hills is an upscale bedroom community on the shore of lake Mendota, surrounded by Madison, Wisconsin, Lake Mendota, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. On 23 February, 2018, Jonathan M. Fitzgerald showed some parental concern. Jonathan, who is a 35 year old graduate student in a Ph.D program of molecular and cellular pharmacology, was buzzed into the school and calmly walked to his child's classroom. There he handed a piece of cardboard with the word "Gun" written on it to the teacher. From Shorewood Hills Police Chief Aaron Chapin said Jonathan M. Fitzgerald, 35,...
  • New Jersey Teacher Brings Loaded Gun to School – No Charges

    03/06/2018 11:59:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 28 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    When you have over 400 million guns in a country with a population of over 330 million, one-in-a-million odds do not look too bad. In this case in New Jersey, a teacher ended up in school with a loaded gun in her bag – by accident. In December of 2017, Karen Horen was 70 years old and teaching at a New Jersey school. It is understandable when you consider her annual salary, as a home economics teacher, is $70,339. She came to work at the school and briefly left her bag outside in the hallway, unattended, for a few...
  • Representative Proposes Repeal of Gun-Free School Zone Act

    03/05/2018 11:14:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Congressman Thomas Massie has proposed repealing the controversial federal ban on guns within a thousand feet of a school. From Massie said the solution to school shootings is putting more than one armed guard at school or allowing teachers to be armed, adding that “98 percent of mass public shootings happen in a gun free zone.” “And we’ve labeled all of our schools as gun free zones. We need to take those labels off, and put our kids in that two percent category of being safe, instead of being in that 98 percent vulnerable category,” he said. Massie...