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  • IL: Private Pistol Packer Praised for Participation in Police Gunfight

    09/17/2018 5:18:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from NBCchicago.com On Thursday, about 5 p.m., 13 September, of 2018, police in Cicero, Illinois engaged in a gunfight with a suspect after a traffic stop. One officer was hit four times.  A legally armed citizen came to the aid of the police and engaged the suspect. The suspect was hit once and taken into custody.  From chicagosuntimes.com: The suspect kept running and shooting at the officers as Duarte and his partner returned fire, officials said. That’s when someone sitting in traffic on Cicero Avenue got out of his car and began shooting at the suspect as well,...
  • New Jersey Gun Turn-in “Buy Back” Event 22 September, 2018

    09/16/2018 7:28:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A firearm turn-in event is scheduled in New Jersey for 22 September 2018. The term “buyback” is an Orwellian propaganda word. The government cannot ‘buyback” something it never owned before. These events have been fading away in most of the United States. In most of the country, private gun buyers attend these events and purchase expensive firearms at a higher price than the event offers.This destroys the propaganda value of the event. It shows that guns are a valuable property that many law-abiding citizens find desirable and useful. In states that have either outlawed private sales or made them...
  • Man Stops New Mexico Bear Attack with a Glock 10mm

    09/15/2018 6:38:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 78 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On morning of 25 July, 2018, Bridger Petrini was keeping his dogs in shape for the upcoming bear season in New Mexico, near the Colorado border. Petrini purchased his professional guide service eight years ago, from his father, who started it in 1985.  The bear season would open in less than three weeks, and the dogs had to be in shape for it.  He had made some important appointments in Raton, the nearest town, for the afternoon. He was within a quarter mile of the house, when the dogs unexpectedly found a bear and took off. He and the...
  • Democrat Party Pushing Gun Restrictions in 2018 Midterms

    09/14/2018 5:39:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Democrat party has moved considerably to the left for the 2018 midterm elections.  As part of that strategy, they have wholeheartedly embraced gun control as a winning issue. Here is a Democrat strategist explaining their thoughts on July 6th. Opinion from usatoday.com: Since 1994, Democrats have shied away from gun safety believing that this fight is nearly impossible for Democrats to engage in and win because NRA supporters are more organized, energized and monetized. 2018 could finally be the end of 1994 Now, less than 125 days to another midterm election, the times they are a'changing. Obviously, there...
  • ACLU Sides with NRA in New York Lawsuit

    09/13/2018 6:02:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Several New York politicians, particularly Governor Cuomo and Maria T. Vullo, have verbally attacked the National Rifle Association (NRA), written letters to state regulatory agencies, industries regulated by New York State, and advised the industries to evaluate whether they should keep the NRA as a customer. The NRA has filed a lawsuit on First Amendment grounds. The issue is whether the state government can single out a particular entity it politically disagrees with, and use its regulatory power against that entity.Such use would effectively silence political foes, nullifying First Amendment protections.  The New Republic, a leftist publication, noted the...
  • Court Orders no Posting on Internet; Cody Wilson Sells Gun Code for Donations

    09/12/2018 5:38:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 August | Dean Weingarten
    A Seattle court prevented Cody Wilson from publishing 3D files on the Internet for free. Wilson obeys. Now he sells the 3D files in thumb drives instead. Cody Wilson, while complying with a court order requiring the State Department to retreat from a First Amendment legal settlement, has taken another route showing the irrationality of the court decision.Here is a brief history of this interesting, if silly, attempt to stop the flow of information. In 2013, Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed showed the technical potential of using 3D printers to make a simple, plastic, one shot pistol. They called...
  • New Record for August 2018 NICS Background Checks (gun sales indicator)

    09/11/2018 6:21:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The National Instant background Check System (NICS) checks performed in August, 2018 numbered 2,073,296. This is the highest number for August since NICS was started in 1998. The NICS checks for August of 1999, the first on record, were 703,394. The previous record for August was last year, in 2017, when NICS checks totaled 1,925,146. The 2018 checks are a 7.7% increase over last years. More and more of NICS checks are being used for purposes other than firearm purchases. In August of 2018, 1,059,500 checks were done for permits or permit rechecks. Some of the permit checks are...
  • Toronto Canada Police Union: Handgun Ban Would Have no effect on Murder Rates

    09/10/2018 5:37:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from the CBC Canada's leftist government is considering a complete ban on handguns, similar to the one that exists in England.  It is a precise example of the "slippery slope" that United States supporters of the Second Amendment say they wish to avoid. Canada instituted mandatory registration of handguns in 1934. In  the entire history of the Canadian handgun registration, not one case has been found where the handgun registry solved or prevented a crime of violence. In 1993, Canada outlawed about half of the handguns on the handgun registry. The police in Toronto do not believe a...
  • Police Sergeant Pontificates on .40 vs 9mm "cartridge ignition pressures"

    09/09/2018 5:05:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Two police departments in Michigan are trading in police guns for new ones. The Valparaiso police department is trading in .40 caliber Glocks that are a few years old for 9mm Glocks that are new. The trades should happen this year, in 2018. The public often look to police for firearms expertise. Unfortunately, some police feel the need to demonstrate their lack of knowledge.  When asked about a trade-in of Glocks, Sergeant Michael Grennes is reported as giving this response. From nwitimes.com: The difference between the 9mm and the .40-caliber guns, he explained, is one of cartridge ignition pressures....
  • Levi Strauss Doubles Down on Anti-Second Amendment Virture Signaling

    09/08/2018 3:29:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Chip Bergh CEO Levi Strauss Image from YouTube Levi Strauss & Co. CEO and president Chip Bergh has jumped into the debate over the Second Amendment and American rights to self defense with both feet. He has come down on the side of those who want population disarmament.  In 2016, Levi Strauss asked gun owners not to bring guns to their stores. They claimed they were not against gun owners, they just did not like people exercising the Second Amendment in their stores. From splinternews.com: Citing a recent incident in which a customer was injured after the gun they...
  • The Wreck of the Hillary Clinton - Gordon Lightfoot parody

    09/07/2018 8:20:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 31 December, 2016 | Jack Butler
    This is an audio parody of the 2016 presidential campaign, based on "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald". In spite of the fact that the sing/producer has only a mediocre voice, it is a well done parody, and entertaining. I laughed out loud!
  • Tasmanian Gun Law Reform at Risk

    09/07/2018 5:01:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | Sept 7, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Promised reforms to extreme firearm restrictions in the Australian state of Tasmania appear to have stalled. In the March general election of 2018, the ruling Tasmanian government had promised some commonsense reforms to the extreme gun laws.  The Liberal party in Australia is a center right party. Here is a summation of reforms promised by the Liberal Tasmania government: Establish the Tasmanian Firearms Owners Council made up of firearms owners and other stakeholders.Improve the interaction between Firearms Services and firearms owners – and higher service levels. Includes a digital platform where every Tasmanian firearms owner can manage their license and...
  • New Dove Season and New Dove Hunter in Yuma, Arizona

    09/06/2018 5:47:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona dove season starts on 1 September. This year, 2018, I took a new dove hunter out on on opening day. My policy is to introduce new hunters to hunting as often as I have opportunities presented. Jesse had fired a few shots with a .22 rifle before; but had never fired a shotgun at a moving target. He had to learn nearly everything from scratch. Jesse understood basic gun safety. I reinforced the four basic safety rules.  I told him while actually hunting for dove, to have his finger on the safety of the old Remington 20 gauge...
  • Fake News: Media and Politians Get 3D Printing Gun Stories Upside-Down

    09/05/2018 11:00:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Glock frame being completed with files not covered by federal injunction More Fake News from the ignorant and biased media. A brief recap: In 2013, the State Department, in the Barack Obama administration, unilateraly declared that posting computer code that could be used to print 3D firearm components, violated the vague International Traffic in Arms Regulations. This was new law, and had not been done before. In 2015 Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation filed a lawsuit against the State Department for violating their First Amendment rights. In 2018 the State Department agreed to a legal settlement of...
  • Shipments of AK-47s Confiscated from Dhows in Arabian Sea

    09/05/2018 6:31:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Another shipment of AK-47 type rifles was seized in the Arabian sea on August 27th, 2018. The dhow carrying the cargo was in distress. It was not under power or under sail. It had no papers from any nation-state. This seems to be fairly common in the area. The boarding team  from the USS Jason Dunham found a thousand AK style rifles. No mention was made of ammunition or Rocket Propelled Grenades, another common small arm in the area. From navy.mil: The skiff was determined to be stateless following a flag verification boarding, conducted in accordance with international law....
  • Dick’s Sales Drop After Dissing Second Amendment Supporters

    09/04/2018 5:01:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Dick's Sporting Goods is reaping the results of entering politics as a corporate entity. The purpose of public corporations is to make money for their stockholders. Fortunately, over half of Americans own stock. If you want some corporate profits, add stocks or an index fund to your 401k or other retirement accounts.When corporations move away from their basic purpose, and into the political realm, they cannot help by alienate some potential customers. When you reduce potential customers, you reduce profits. Dick's Sporting Goods decided to alienate a significant number of potential customers. They decided to take sides in an acrimonious...
  • Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd Explains "classic" Self Defense Shooting by Uber Driver (video)

    09/03/2018 3:43:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In this YouTube video, Sheriff Grady Judd gives a detailed explanation of what happened in a recent self defense shooting in Polk County, Florida.  "This is justifiable homicide all day long," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said. "You have the right to protect yourself. This is a textbook stand your ground case. This is a classic. This was the intent of the law." The shooting occurred in the early morning hours of 28 August, 2018. The Uber driver, Robert Westlake, had picked up his fare at a bar. A young woman, Jessica, had helped the inebriated woman get into...
  • Oregon Walmart Violated Civil Rights When it Refused Sale of Rifle to 18-Year-Old

    09/02/2018 3:44:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In Oregon, a young woman has won a civil rights case against Walmart. A Walmart in Helena, Oregon refused to sell a rifle to young woman because she was not 21 years old. She sued Walmart and won under  the Oregon Civil Rights law on age discrimination.  From wweek.com: The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries found this week that a Walmart store in St. Helens violated the state's nondiscrimination laws when it refused to sell a rifle to a woman who was not yet 21 years old. Hannah Brumbles, 18, of Deer Island, Ore., filed a civil rights...
  • District Judge Issues Decision on 3D Guns, Ignores Executive Power & First Amendment

    09/01/2018 3:57:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Judge Robert S. Lasnik, United States District Judge of the Western District of Washington, at Seattle, issued a permanent injunction against the Trump Administration State Department. The injunction is to prevent the State Department from implementing a court settlement with Defense Distributed, allowing them to exercise their First Amendment rights. The permanent injunction was issued on the 27th of August, 2018, in Seattle, Washington State.  The temporary restraining order had been issued on 31 July.   Judge Lasnik has taken the power of deciding what may or may not be lawful, based on the principle of potential harm. Potential, or irreparable...
  • New Mexico Principal Accused of Discriminating Against 2A Student Supporters

    08/31/2018 5:16:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Will Riley graduated from Carlsbad High in May of 2018. He organized a student walkout for students to show support of the Second Amendment  on May 2nd of 2018. Will Riley graduated from Carlsbad High in May of 2018. He organized a student walkout for students to show support of the Second Amendment  on May 2nd of 2018. The walkout was in response to previous student walkouts organized to call for infringements on Second Amendment  rights, including bans on some guns, raising the age of legal gun ownership, and restricting the ability of people to sell guns without government permission....