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  • FL: "Straw Purchase" v. Discrimination Crossfire Demonstrated

    11/29/2016 4:13:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Two teenagers go into a gun store. One is white. The other is black, and a Muslim. The white teen is advising the black teen on what to buy. Is it a "Straw Purchase"? Several stores have been sued for millions of dollars because they legally sold a gun to someone who later committed a crime. Gun retailers have been exhorted to be careful in who they sell to. They have been told to exercise judgment. They have been told that when in doubt, refuse to sell. The Reese family in New Mexico, had their lives ruined, and spent...

    08/01/2016 7:01:16 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 38 replies
    8/1/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    I posted an advert on Armslist for the last firearm I own. These are tough times for me, I am unemployed and had no reserve fund. Thankfully, I just consummated the sale so now I can rest easy financially. I got a message: "I live in TN but work on GA. .....Would you be willing to sell it to me? Also, can you take pictures and send them to me? Thanks." Well THAT would break the law! My response: "I'm afraid not. .....but the law in Georgia (and perhaps federally) is that in order to sell a firearm in a...
  • 10 Things NOT to do in a Gun Store.

    04/09/2016 7:28:40 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 99 replies
    The Firearms Blog ^ | March 22, 2016 | Adam Scepaniak
    Another list of "thing not to do", this time in a gun store. Feel free to add your own "nos-nos" to the list...
  • The War on Gun Dealers

    01/16/2016 10:04:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 1968 Congress passed the infamous Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968. The act banned the sale of guns through the mail except to federally licensed dealers. One purpose of the act was to weaken and defund the National Rifle Association. A great deal of advertisement funding for the NRA magazine, The American Rifleman, came from ads for the mail order of firearms.The mail order of pistols had been regulated since 1927. GCA 1968 banned mail order of rifles and shotguns, guns that were used in only a small percentage of crimes, and created a whole new class of...
  • ‘Expert’ talks about Regulating FFLs… Does not Know what They Are

    01/09/2016 6:08:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin Public Radio has the Joy Cardin Show that invites guests to talk on subjects of the day. On 5 Januray, 2016, the show was about Obama's potential executive orders to regulate guns through Federal Firearms License requirements, and others. The guest that was invited to the show was Timothy Noah, a journalist from Politico. Noah wrote a piece in Politico about executive orders.An activist from Hayward, Wisconsin calls in to the show. He makes this comment:These regulations are not necessary and are just grandstanding by the President. At one time in the Country, getting a Federal Firearms License,...
  • What to do When an FFL Goes Awry

    12/11/2015 1:28:38 PM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 12/11/2015 | S Morstan
    Ever had things go wrong with your FFL when purchasing a firearm and/or applying for your license? There are many stories of mishaps that we don't normally hear about, but the folks from these forums (AR15, 1911forum) threads had this to say: TexHeim: "I've had a dealer forget to have me fill out the 4473, but they had pissed me off so badly I didn’t remind them of that step." "I thought Taurus had sent me the wrong pistol as I was supposed to get a PT140 and they sent a PT111. Well I called Taurus and they said mine...
  • BATFE to Submit new Regs on Stolen and Missing Guns

    11/20/2013 3:45:03 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) is expected to release a draft rule dealing with stolen firearms. The rule is under review by the White House, which has 90 days before it is required to release it to the public for comment. No one knows what the rule will do or what purpose it would serve, other than to make already burdened gun dealers subject to more bureaucratic snares and tripwires. Since this process started in 1992 in the Clinton era, the number of gun dealers has plunged from 248,000 in 1993 to a bit less...
  • Defense Distributed has its Federal Firearms License (3D printed Guns)

    03/18/2013 5:40:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 March, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    Defense Distributed has now obtained its Federal Firearms License for manufacturing. Cody Wilsons has said in an arstechnica article, that he will wait for the add on license that allows for manufacture of fully auto firearms before selling some of the guns - or at least receivers - that Defense Distributed prints. Link to arstechnica article
  • Feds seized nearly 1,500 guns in raid

    02/01/2013 3:16:43 PM PST · by ronnyquest · 48 replies
    KRQE ^ | 31 Jan 2013 | Crystal Gutierrez Crystal Gutierrez
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A federal search warrant affidavit outlines the massive raid that seized nearly 1,500 firearms from the home and business of an Albuquerque man and why the feds were after him. Last week rifles lined the lawn of a northeast Albuquerque home that belonged to Robert Adams. Homeland Security Investigations was also busy loading hundreds of handguns into boxes. It took federal agents days to log every weapon seized into evidence. Four search warrants filed Thursday show the HSI investigators seized nearly 900 firearms from Adams' home. There were 548 handguns and 317 rifles listed in the warrant...
  • Firearm dealers told to ignore federal law, begin de facto registration of gun owners

    01/19/2013 10:38:52 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 63 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/19/13 | Doug Book
    Barack Obamas Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has sent an open letter to all Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders/licensed gun dealers in the United States, recommending they enhance public safety and assist law enforcement by encouraging and facilitating transfers of firearms between private individuals through their business. In short, FFL holders are being told to perform background checks and keep records of private gun sales between American citizens, EVEN THOUGH federal law may NOT require that they do so! (1) According to current federal law, gun sales between private individuals must be...
  • So youve decided to run away and join the French Foreign Legion? Heres how.

    12/08/2012 1:18:07 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    IO9 ^ | Dec 7, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    So youve decided to run away and join the French Foreign Legion? Heres how. It's Earth's version of taking the Black and heading for the Wall, the way Jon Snow does in Game of Thrones. Joining the French Foreign Legion granted men a safe haven for many for decades. But what does it actually take to join the French Foreign Legion? Joining the Legion The Foreign Legion, unfortunately, is portrayed in pop culture as packed mercenaries and vagrants even Jean-Claude Van Damme takes up the cause in one film. A safe haven for men looking for a new...
  • Court grants hearing to FFL day before scheduled ATF revocation meeting(Brinks)

    09/15/2012 6:52:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 September, 2012 | David Codrea
    In a move that may at least temporarily thwart attempts by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to revoke the Federal Firearms License of Brinks, Inc., the security company has won a Monday hearing with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division, the court ordered Friday. Pursuant to the order of reference dated August 15, 2012, this matter has been automatically referred for pretrial management, the order explains. A hearing has been scheduled concerning this matter, including all pending motions, for Monday, September 17, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. in courtroom 1566, the...
  • ATF creating legal injustice for FFL fighting revocation

    09/13/2012 4:36:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 12 September, 2012 | David Codrea
    By improperly causing a hearing to be removed from the court calendar, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives prevented a Federal Firearms Licensee from seeking discovery crucial to its case for a scheduled revocation hearing, a motion filed on behalf of Brinks, Incorporated, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas at Dallas asserted Monday. Requesting either to reinstate [the court] hearing date or, in the alternative, to reschedule [the] FFL revocation hearing, the motion points out it serves as Brinks only opportunity to obtain discovery for the purposes of defending its license. This...
  • Spring Hill residents take aim at home gun-sales plan(FL)

    01/09/2012 6:22:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 8 January, 2012 | MICHAEL D. BATES
    SPRING HILL -- County Commissioner Jim Adkins said he is a strong supporter of a person's right to keep and bear arms. But there is a limit, he said. And that limit may be reached when it comes to someone extending that constitutional right to selling firearms out of his home. "I'm a very strong Second Amendment person," Adkins said. "I just don't think residential areas are good for that type of business." But, he added, "I can be convinced either way" and awaits more information on Tuesday. That's when a contingent of neighbors who live in a quiet cul-de-sac...
  • D.C. wants to open gun shop in police facilities

    07/15/2011 4:53:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 14 July, 2011 | Freeman Klopott
    D.C. Mayor Vince Gray's administration is asking for a zoning change that would allow a gun dealer to set up shop in police headquarters and other police facilities. Zoning rules and a small gun market have left the city without a licensed federal arms dealers since April, making it impossible for District residents to legally buy guns. Earlier this week, D.C. Councilman Phil Mendelson chose not to introduce a bill he wrote that would have created a city agency to play the role of gun dealer, because Mendelson said the Gray administration was close to finding a solution for the...
  • Protest Causes Emmaus man to Drop Plan to Sell Guns(Pa)

    06/25/2011 9:58:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 24 June, 2011 | Matt Poulter
    David Gardner appeared before the Emmaus zoning board on Thursday to request a special exception that would allow him to use his residence on State Road to sell firearms over the Internet. By the end of the hearing Gardner withdrew his request in response to the comments and protests from the audience, his neighbors. Gardner had wanted to set up an Internet-based business where he could sell antique firearms and CNR firearms. CNR firearms are any gun that was manufactured 50 years from the current date. According to Gardner, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives requires firearm dealers...
  • Feminists for Life remembers pro-life supporter Sargent Shriver

    01/19/2011 4:53:44 PM PST · by oneprolifewoman · 8 replies
    Alexandria, VA. - Feminists for Life of America remembers the many contributions of Sargent Shriver who died in a Bethesda, Maryland, hospital on January 18, 2011, at 95 years old. Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., graduated from Yale in 1938 and Yale Law School in 1941. After Shriver married Eunice Kennedy in 1953, they settled in Chicago. Shriver was a strong advocate for civil rights and integration, who persuaded then-candidate and U.S. senator "Jack" Kennedy to personally call the King family after Martin Luther King, Jr., was jailed in Georgia. Shriver was appointed the first director of the Peace Corps by...
  • Mauser Model 1934 - Just Arrived At My Front Door! (Gun Porn Vanity)

    11/25/2009 9:00:12 AM PST · by GL of Sector 2814 · 48 replies · 2,912+ views
    11/25/2009 | GL of Sector 2814
    Here's a Mauser model 1934 I just purchased. It's the nicest one I've ever seen, and I couldn't resist.
  • Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden Speaks at Project Gunrunner Press Conference

    10/03/2009 8:39:53 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 461+ views
    US - Speech ^ | October 1, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home Briefing Room Justice News Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden Speaks at Project Gunrunner Press Conference HOUSTON ~ Thursday, October 1, 2009 Good morning. I am happy to be here today with ATF Acting Director Melson and our partners in state and local law enforcement to highlight the real successes of Project Gunrunner and announce our plans to build upon those accomplishments. This administration and this Justice Department have made protecting the integrity of our Southwest Border a top priority. That means stemming the tide of illegal drugs and illegal...
  • OPINION: Stimulus Bill Includes Massive Money for Anti-Gun Radicals

    02/11/2009 7:57:45 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 18 replies · 978+ views
    GOA ^ | 2-4-09 | Wobbly Bob
    The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), the far left anti-gun group under investigation for voter fraud, could be eligible to receive millions, if not billions of dollars from the economic bailout bill that passed out of the House of Representatives. ACORN was an aggressive supporter of Barack Obama -- who had served as the group's legal counsel and even trained ACORN in "community organizing" -- in the presidential election. The Obama campaign even paid the group $800,000 for "voter turnout," the very activities that came under scrutiny by the FBI. In October 2008, ACORN's Las Vegas office...