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  • Battle Rifle Company

    10/22/2014 4:27:08 PM PDT · by 7thson · 11 replies
    Do any Freepers know anything about the Battle Rifle Company? I saw one of their rifles in the latest issue of America's 1st Freedom.
  • Axelle Despiegelaere: World Cup Fan's Model Gig Ends After Hunting Pic

    07/11/2014 5:47:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11 Jul 2014 | Morgan Chilson
    Axelle Despiegelaere, the Belgian teenager who landed a modeling gig with L’Oreal after pictures of her at the World Cup went viral, filmed one video and was apparently released by L'Oreal.. after a controversial Facebook post of her apparently big-game hunting came to light. Despiegelaere shot to international notoriety when photos of her in Red Devil gear on June 22 as she cheered on her team went viral. She announced the deal with L'Oreal this week. But just as quickly, things turned the other direction when she posted a photo of herself with a hunting rifle next to a dead...
  • Gun of the week

    05/25/2014 10:45:19 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 16 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | May 25 | Maetenloch
    Gun of the week - what is it?See comment for the answer.
  • First ‘smart’ pistol hits shelves in California.

    02/22/2014 4:53:44 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 105 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/20/2014 | Brendan McGarry,
    The first so-called “smart gun” has hit the shelves at U.S. retail outlets, including one of the biggest firearms stores in California, according to the Washington Post. The Smart System iP1, a .22-caliber pistol made by the German gun-maker Armatix GmbH, can only function with an accompanying wristwatch, which is sold separately. When the RFID-equipped watch is activated by a PIN number and placed near the gun — like when a shooter grips the handle — it sends a signal to unlock the gun and a light on the back of the weapon turns green, according to the report. Otherwise,...
  • M1 Garand Armory

    02/05/2014 2:34:11 PM PST · by ZULU · 32 replies
    M1 Garand Armory ^ | Unknown | Alecsarmory
    Do you wonder why that rifle Is hanging in my den? You know I rarely take it down But I touch it now and then. It's rather slow and heavy By standards of today But not too many years ago It swept the rest away. It's held its own in battles Through snow, or rain, or sun And I had one just like it, This treasured old M-1. It went ashore at Bougainville In Nineteen Forty-Three. It stormed the beach at Tarawa Through a bullet-riddled sea. Saipan knew its strident bark, Kwajalein, its sting. The rocky caves of Peleliu Resounded...
  • Time to Repeal The National Firearms Act of 1934

    10/16/2013 9:56:07 AM PDT · by Marine Sentinel · 47 replies
    The Marine Sentinel ^ | 10/16/2013 | Marine Sentinel
    It’s time to repeal the National Firearms Act of 1934. The Second Amendment requires it and the American people demand it be done now! The elite in society don’t want you to know that since 1934, there appear to have been at least two homicides committed with legally owned automatic weapons. One was a murder committed by a law enforcement officer (as opposed to a civilian). On September 15th, 1988, a 13-year veteran of the Dayton, Ohio police department, Patrolman Roger Waller, then 32, used his fully automatic MAC-11 .380 caliber submachine gun to kill a police informant, 52-year-old Lawrence...
  • Contains Loud Bangs - Periodic Table of Videos {video only]

    08/28/2013 5:34:10 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies ^ | 8-28-2013 | Periodic Videos
    It's detonation vs deflagration. More slow motion at More chemistry at us on Facebook at on Twitter at the School of Chemistry at The University of Nottingham: Periodic Videos films are by video journalist Brady Haran: Brady's other channels include: (Physics and astronomy) (Numbers and maths) (Space stuff) (Science and behind the scenes) (Food science) (Big science facilities) (Favourite scientists) (Academic look at the Bible) (Modern language and culture) (Philosophy stuff) Thanks to Destin from smartereveryday for helping us out!!!
  • Comcast Cable Bans All Firearm, Ammunition Advertisers

    03/22/2013 4:54:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/22/13 | AWR Hawkins
    Comcast Cable, "the nation's largest cable provider," has decided it will not accept firearm and ammunition advertisers in the future. This decision comes after Comcast has been running ads for some gun and hunting groups for decades. Comcast chose this new position after purchasing NBCUniversal, which has a long-standing ban against firearm, ammunition and firework advertisements. This move brings Comcast in line with its competitors, Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications. Cox already had a ban similar to the one Comcast has now instituted and Time Warner Cable announced in January that it was banning "ads showing semi-automatic weapons and...
  • Erie-based Magpul set to leave Colorado after magazine-limits bill signed into law

    03/20/2013 12:50:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies
    Colorado Hometown Weekly ^ | 03/20/2013 12:55:09 PM MDT | John Aguilar
    Activity at Magpul, the largest manufacturer of ammunition magazines in Colorado, appeared about as normal Wednesday morning, March 20, as it probably does most mornings. But that industrious calm likely will change soon, after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law this morning a series of gun control measures - most notably HB 1224, which limits ammunition magazines to 15 rounds or less. -snip Magpul declined repeated requests for comment this morning, but posted on its Facebook page that its move out of state will start "almost immediately" after HB 1224 becomes law and that "we will prioritize moving magazine manufacturing...
  • Hawaii’s Favorite Gun - Who Owns It and Why

    03/14/2013 2:16:37 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Thursday, March 14, 2013 | Robert F. Kay
    In the past several months the AR-15 rifle has gone from the most popular firearm in the country to the most infamous. Among many people, it is now the most sought after. Defend Hawaii Logo (courtesy of Defend Hawaii) As has been extensively reported, following the presidential election and Sandy Hook, national (including Hawaii) sales of “black guns” have gone ballistic. A December 23 Star Advertiser story reported that OGC Tactical, a Kalihi gun store that specializes in black guns, had a ten-fold increase in sales in the week following President Barack Obama’s gun control task force announcement. Not surprisingly, the sales...
  • Arizona Moves to Correct Contradictions in Firearm Definitions

    02/16/2013 6:45:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona, as with many states, has numerous definitions of what is legally considered a firearm. The definition of “firearm” is found in several different places in the Arizona legal code. This makes it difficult for citizens and lawyers to determine what is legal and what is not. People have faced prosecution for possessing items that most would not consider to be firearms, such as BB guns, airsoft replicas, squirt guns, or antique guns that are not legally firearms under federal law. One man was prosecuted for possession of a firearm for a collection of parts that experts testified could not...
  • Hawai`i gun lobby shoots down gun bills

    02/01/2013 11:26:34 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    KPUA ^ | Thursday, January 31, 2013 | Associated Press
    Honolulu (AP) — Hawai`i gun enthusiasts are organizing to stop gun control bills from gaining any traction at the state Legislature. Hawai`i Rifle Association President Harvey Gerwig said Wednesday that more than 400 people successfully opposed a bill that would have made firearm instructors liable for accidents that occur during training.
  • How Obama's Gun 'Order' will Backfire

    01/20/2013 11:40:25 AM PST · by paratrooper82 · 64 replies
    WND ^ | January 17, 2013 | David Kupelian
    Among the 23 “executive actions” President Obama announced yesterday amidst great fanfare (and shameless exploitation of children) is this: “Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.” Obama may want to put a hold on that one, until he comes to grips with what happened the last time a U.S. president tried it.
  • Media myths on ‘assault weapons’ and ‘semiautomatic firearms’

    12/17/2012 6:08:49 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 17, 2012 | Timothy P. Carney
    If gun-control advocates and our media want to have a conversation about government restrictions on gun ownership, I think that’s fine. Debating more issues, rather than fewer, is probably good for our politics. But the conversation about guns needs to be a bit more factually precise. Today’s New York Times story on the AR-15 has a lot of good information and aims to be balanced, but the story still manages to perpetuate many of the most stubborn myths about rifles. Some points I would like to make in response:
  • The Myth of Campus Concealed Carry

    10/05/2012 10:19:37 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces | 10-04-12 | CJ
    The Texas legislature failed to pass a bill during the last term that legalized concealed carry on state college campuses. A Texas State University liberal named Ravi Venkataraman recently wrote an op-ed in the The University Star opposing any legislation that would allow students to legally defend themselves on campus. "Concealed carry should be banned from university campuses because it is not an effective shield against mass shooting-type occurrences," said Venkataraman in the opening statement of his gun control diatribe. No weapon will ever be "an effective shield against mass shooting-type occurrences." That's not what concealed carry (or open carry)...
  • Customer kills gunman during armed robbery

    08/28/2012 8:05:26 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 34 replies
    Jacksonville Times-Union, FL ^ | 28 August 2012 | Clifford Davis
    A 57-year-old father and grandfather stopped off on his way home from work Monday night to fill a grocery list his wife left for him that morning. But after entering the Dollar General at 1921 Dunn Ave., he was thrust into an armed robbery that ended with him firing his weapon and one of the two robbers lying dead on the floor. Two men entered the store about 9:20 p.m., both with handguns, said Lt. Rob Schoonover of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. “One of them had the clerk and one of them was at the front cash register,” Schoonover said....
  • 65-yo Granny Squeezes Off a Couple Rounds, has 5 Punk Would-Be Robbers Fighting to Get Out the Door

    08/09/2012 1:02:44 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 9, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Five armed, masked men who attempted to rob a Garden Grove, CA jewelry store last week by swarming-in, waving pistols 'Reservoir Dogs'-style got schooled harshly by the owner -a 65-year-old grandmother- who sent 'em scrambling when she disposed of any unnecessary conversation and chased them right down the aisle of the store whilst letting-loose a couple rounds in their direction. The five scrambled like rats, knocking over jewelry cases and fighting over the door... then their get-away driver took off so fast he left three spawn-of-Satan behind for police to nab soon afterward. This was followed-up by yet another spectacle of stupidity the...
  • Hard Cases Still Make Bad Law

    07/21/2012 2:33:28 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 21, 2012 | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the Colorado movie massacre... It has oft been said, by armchair philosophers and professional politicians alike, that “hard cases make bad law”… meaning that one is better off depending on the other old saw, “it’s the exception that proves the rule.” There are few examples that prove this so clearly as the aftermath of an American massacre. We haven’t had many. For a nation of 300 million free people of every background, age and circumstance, we have relatively few problems. Compared with other civilizations in history, even other good ones, it should be awe-inspiring, how many Americans live...

    06/22/2012 5:50:49 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 37 replies
    American Digest ^ | Vanderleun
    (Just In Case the November Elections Don't Work Out)Video of weapon @ link.
  • Police To Hold Gun Turn-In Event This Weekend

    06/19/2012 11:36:19 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 26 replies ^ | 6.19.12 | Mike Krauser
    Using the lure of $100 gift cards, the Chicago Police Department is encouraging people to get guns out of their homes and turn them in this Saturday, during the annual gun turn-in program. As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, the Police Department is partnering with 20 churches.. First Deputy Supt. Alfonza Wysinger says anyone who turns in a real gun will get a $100 gift card. Replicas and BB guns are worth $10. “No questions asked,” Wysinger said. “Just show up at the church, and hand over the weapons to the CPD officer that will be there, and get your...
  • Obama administration's plan to cut back pilot firearm training raises security concerns

    03/23/2012 5:21:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    fox ^ | 3/23/12 | Catherine Herridge
    Pilots packing heat may soon be a relic of the 9/11 aftermath, as the White House seeks to cut the $25 million budget in half for the federal flight deck officers training program known as the FFDO. “The Obama administration has had an institutional hostility towards the concept of arming pilots, and especially the FFDO program, since the beginning,” Lt. Col. Al Aitken, a retired Marine and now with the Airline Security Consulting Group, claimed at a panel hosted by the conservative Heritage Foundation on Friday. The panel brought together advocates for the voluntary program that trains pilots, co-pilots and...
  • Sweet Kitty and the Forty-Seven Year Apathy (Vanity)

    03/13/2012 5:49:25 PM PDT · by arderkrag · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 27, 2011 | Arderkrag
    Note: I originally wrote this last year. I'm posting it from my personal archives, because today is the anniversary of Kitty's death. Light a candle and remember her. Allow me, if I may, to discuss some serious things for a moment. We’ll start with history. Kitty Genovese. That’s a name some of you may have never even heard before. She was a bar manager in Queens, NY in 1964. On her way home, Winston Moseley attacked her and stabbed her twice in the back. After she stumbled and fell, he continued to stab her, repeatedly. She tried to defend herself....
  • Police kill armed 8th-grader in Texas school

    01/04/2012 1:40:07 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 142 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 4, 2012 | CBS/AP
    Police shot and killed an armed eighth-grader who "engaged" officers in the main hallway of his middle school on Wednesday, the South Texas school district said.
  • Gun Fired at Cheyenne Starbucks- None Injured

    01/03/2012 8:49:09 AM PST · by SLB · 50 replies · 1+ views
    KOWB ^ | Dec 28, 2011 | Wesley Kempton
    Patrons at a Cheyenne Starbucks got more than a shot of espresso Monday morning, when a gun inside a girl’s purse fired inadvertently. Though several people were reported to being inside the coffee shop at the time, there were no injuries. The single bullet, which fired around 7 a.m. Monday morning, reportedly went through a chair and into a wall, narrowly avoiding many customers. Police officers were at the Starbucks at the time and say the girl, who is under 18 and has not been identified, was cited for possession of a firearm by a juvenile which carries a $750...
  • Hammer/Hammerless Pistols

    12/08/2011 1:28:50 PM PST · by CodeJockey · 34 replies
    I am taking my CCW class on 12/17 and am excited about finally making it happen. I’ve been doing so much research (on-line initially) on pistols and really don’t want to jump the gun (no pun intended) and go out and purchase something inappropriate. I will want to own two pistols initially. One for home defense and the other for concealed carry. My question: Striker fired vs double/single action with a good old fashioned hammer. Both have pros and cons, but from what I have read it just boils down to a matter of personal preference. There are tons of...
  • I bought my first gun

    06/06/2011 1:08:04 PM PDT · by Scythian · 175 replies
    I finally broke down and purchased my first gun for home protection. It's the Mossberg 500 12 gauge. It has a short barrel and is great for in the home use. It even comes with a pistol grip but I wont attach that unless it everything goes all "beyond thunderdome" on us. Going to take my wife out and make sure she knows how to handle it. I felt a shotgun was better and safer for an in home protection mechanism in our case. Heck, just the pump-action noise is enough to send someone packing. Anyway, in for a penny...
  • Silly Lib Media – Guns Are For Patriots

    05/15/2011 9:43:55 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-14-11 | CJ
    I love guns. I love guns so much that I can't seem to stop buying them. I love shooting them. I love cleaning them. I love kitting them out. I love buying pretty ammo for them. I love guns. My love of shooting is just one reason of the minor reasons I joined the Army in 1994. It's funny because whenever we have a range coming up for those that need to qualify on their assigned weapons, a lot of Soldiers complain about having to go. Heck, we only have to qualify once a year for criminy sakes. But, not...
  • Gwinnett Co. Woman Shoots, Kills Home Intruder Victim Unharmed

    05/12/2011 4:20:40 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 48 replies
    cbs ^ | 5/11/11 | cbs atlanta
    A Gwinnett County woman shot and killed an intruder Wednesday morning.According to police, the 53-year-old woman was in the shower when the man broke into her home on E. Mount Tabor Circle.The intruder went into the bathroom with a kitchen knife and attempted to assault the woman, according to police. The woman fell in the shower and hit her attacker with the shower rod.Police said the intruder forced the woman into the bedroom where where its believed he was going to sexually assault her.The victim was able to retrieve her .22 cal. pistol and shoot the attacker multiple times.The man...
  • UK Cops Confiscate Farmer’s Shotgun “Just in Case”

    04/27/2011 7:38:16 PM PDT · by Immerito · 23 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | April 26, 2011 | Robert Farago
    “Tracy St Clair Pearce, 50, [above] was confronted by four men carrying a chainsaw and a knife, who warned her they would kill her cattle at her farm in Colchester, Essex,” reports. “She called police late on Good Friday to report the threat, but was left gobsmacked [surprised] when officers took 35 minutes to get to her home, before telling her they would confiscate her shotguns.” The local constabulary confirmed the pre-emptive policing maneuver. “Inspector Jim White of Essex Police said: ‘In order to prevent any public order incidents, and to keep members of the public safe, we obtained...
  • Making your own Desiccant Packs for Long-term Firearm Storage

    10/24/2010 12:59:06 PM PDT · by Immerito · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Scribd ^ | Burt Gummer
    Making your own Desiccant Packs for Long-term Firearm Storage By Burt Gummer “I feel I have been denied critical, need-to-know information!” (Tremors II) With the political climate such as it is today, those of us who had enough for-sight to acquire firearms for the eventual need of preservation and survival have realized that long term storage will become a necessity. It will become a necessity because those in power would like the populous as dependant and passive as possible. This of course includes the right to keep and bear arms which the morons on the left & in the White...
  • Coexist In Firearm Manufacturer Logos

    10/05/2010 9:08:26 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies · 2+ views
    Everyday, No Days Off Gun Blog ^ | April 15, 2010 | Mike
    I’m not one for putting stickers on my cars, in fact I heat gun even the dealership, factory stickers, and models names off. This is a neat idea though:
  • Authorities Took Firearm Permit from One of the Victims (Israel)

    08/31/2010 6:07:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    inn ^ | 8/31/10 | Gil Ronen
    One of the people murdered by Palestinian Authority terrorists Tuesday used to carry a gun for self-defense, but Israeli authorities took away his permit in late 2009 – leaving him defenseless. Attorney Yitzchak Bam of the Forum for the Land of Israel represented the deceased man in his legal attempts to win back his gun permit. “In December, he received a letter according to which the permit is suspended because of closed criminal files regarding disturbance of the public peace,” he related. “The last closed file was from the period immediately after the Disengagement,” he said. The permit was extended...
  • The .380acp – A review of Jimenez Arms and Ballistics

    06/01/2010 5:21:55 AM PDT · by beericus · 45 replies · 923+ views
    Bangicus ^ | june 1 2010 | PaulF
    I've been shooting several compact pistols in the Jimenez Arms lineup, including the JA-380 chambered in 380 Auto, for a number of years. My interest in the pistols really blossomed when I finally got tired of waiting on non-polygonal Glock barrels for my cast bullet design work. These pistols are part of the "Ring of Fire" linage from Southern California, the Bryco-Jennings line-up, but have survived and are doing well as they cycle pistols out of the plant on the outskirts of Las Vegas. You can find a lot of negative stuff about them on-line but after approximately 10.0K rounds...
  • Delta Pilot Accused Of Bringing Gun To Airport (ATL)

    05/17/2010 9:10:35 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 18 replies · 745+ views
    WSBTV ^ | 17 May 2010 | N/A
    CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Clayton County Sheriff’s Office officials arrested a Delta Air Lines pilot for allegedly carrying a concealed weapon inside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Police arrested Matthew Lamar McDaniel on Saturday and he was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Officials said McDaniel is currently a Delta Air Lines pilot and has been for the past 13 years. He was granted a $5,700 bond. The circumstances surrounding McDaniel’s arrest have not been released
  • If you own a firearm and/or believe in freedom and liberty, you are a citizen soldier.

    03/22/2010 8:26:18 PM PDT · by GodSaveAmerica+Israel · 19 replies · 664+ views
    EveryCitizenASoldier ^ | June 1, 2008 | Currahee
    I am not a tinfoil wearing, black helicopter watching paranoid type. I am not a member of an organized “militia group” that sits around and bitches about the government and calls every other person Colonel. I do not advocate the overthrow of the US Government, armed insurrection, racism or any illegal activity. I am a member of “the militia” only in the sense that the founding fathers meant it, to include every single able-bodied man. I am not going to discuss politics or conspiracy theories on this website. I assume that, if you are reading it, you have your own...
  • Minnesota: Anti-Second Amendment Bill To Be Heard in Committee Tomorrow, March 3!

    03/02/2010 7:13:41 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies · 340+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | 3-2-10 | NRA-ILA
    On Wednesday, March 3, the House Civil Justice Committee will hold a hearing on House File 1396. This bill includes a provision that would allow a court that issues a domestic abuse protective order to prohibit the respondent from having any contact with a PET OR COMPANION ANIMAL OWNED, POSSESSED, OR KEPT by a party protected in the order. This new provision could have serious consequences for Minnesotans who exercise their right to keep and bear arms.
  • Military Olympians: Solider Shoots for Olympic First

    02/11/2010 3:13:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 377+ views
    SOLDIER HOLLOW, Utah, Feb. 11, 2010 – Army Sgt. Jeremy Teela has returned to the site of the best performance of his three-time Olympic career with sights set on becoming the first U.S. biathlete ever to win an Olympic medal. Sgt. Jeremy Teela, a biathlete with the Army’s World Class Athlete Program, has sights set on becoming the first U.S. biathlete ever to win an Olympic medal when he competes at the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Teela, a soldier in the Army’s World...
  • Empty Chamber Saves TPD Officer's Life (Officers were in a shootout with a man wanted for murder)

    08/10/2009 10:26:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies · 2,791+ views
    Toledo on the Move ^ | Monday, August 10, 2009 | David Custer
    An empty chamber in a loaded gun saved the life of a Toledo police officer. This, after a man wanted for murder took police on a high-speed chase and an intense shoot-out. "Officer Board came very close to losing his life last night, that's fair to say," said Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre. Navarre says Sunday night's shoot-out at Dorr and Westwood could have been a lot worse. Four officers walked away from the incident unharmed: Eric Board, Diana Trevino, Charles Leroux and Lieutenant Mark Collins. The suspect, 21-year-old Devon Tyrone Woods, was not so lucky. A three mile high-speed...
  • Idaho: “Employer Liability Act” Signed by Governor Otter!

    05/08/2009 11:57:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies · 2,866+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | May 08, 2009 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Idaho: “Employer Liability Act” Signed by Governor Otter!   Friday, May 08, 2009   On Friday, May 1, House Bill 287 was signed into law by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter (R). HB 287, the “Employer Liability Act,” sponsored by State Representative Jeff Thompson (R-33), will remove an employer’s liability for any accident related to a lawfully-stored firearm, provided employer does not adopt a policy prohibiting its employees from keeping their firearms locked in their vehicles while parked on company property.  If the employer were to institute a policy that prohibits employees...
  • NYC Lawsuit Against America's Firearms Manufacturers Denied By U.S. Supreme Court

    03/10/2009 12:17:12 PM PDT · by mojitojoe · 14 replies · 1,337+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | 3/9/2009 | NRA
    Fairfax, Va. – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied consideration of New York City and Washington, D.C. lawsuits, New York v. Beretta and Lawson v. Beretta, respectively, that tried to hold American gun manufacturers responsible for the acts of criminals. The Court 's order leaves standing a pair of decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and District of Columbia Court of Appeals, both of which found that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), enacted in 2005, prevents these types of lawsuits against lawful firearms manufacturers and dealers. “Big city mayors conceived these...
  • I wonder how it is the “People” might alter or abolish their government without the tools necessary

    03/06/2009 8:30:37 PM PST · by Sake Mike · 27 replies · 1,008+ views
    FMK Firearms ^ | James V. Pontillo II
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it… I wonder how it is the “People” might alter or abolish their government without the tools necessary to do so. Liberals will...
  • Under-21-Year-Olds and Guns in Illinois

    12/22/2008 10:24:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1,348+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | December 19, 2008 | Eugene Volokh
    Under-21-Year-Olds and Guns in Illinois: Federal law makes it harder for 18-to-20-year-olds to get handguns, and some states prohibit it outright; yet nearly all states at least allow 18-to-20-year-olds to have long guns. Except, it turns out, for Illinois, where state law bars 18-to-20-year-olds from possessing any gun -- including a stun gun -- unless they (1) have a parent or legal guardian's written consent, (2) haven't been convicted of any misdemeanor other than a traffic offense, and (3) the consenting parent or guardian isn't himself barred from owning a gun. This means that if you're an 18-to-20-year-old and both...
  • State Dep't Proposes ITAR Fee Increase

    08/18/2008 10:58:04 AM PDT · by gieriscm · 10 replies · 804+ views
    Federal Register | 08/18/08 | Federal Register
    Attention Firearm and Ammunition Manufacturers and Exporters! The State Department has proposed raising the annual ITAR registration fee to $2,250. If you have *any* export activity, the minimum fee will increase to $2,750. If you apply to export items more than 10 times, the fee will be $2,750, plus $250 per export application over 10. In the final coup d' grace, State is proposing that the annual registration fee equal 3% of the total annual value of a company's export. If Dillon Aero exported 10 M134's and the export totalled $1.3M, the annual registration fee for the following year would...
  • Disney Employee Suspended After Bringing Gun To Work

    07/04/2008 9:48:35 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 60 replies · 1,350+ views
    wftv ^ | 04-July-2008
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A new state law went on the books Tuesday saying people could bring guns to work if they kept them locked in their car. Disney, though, said it was exempt from the new law and its 62,000 employees needed to keep their guns at home. Friday, a worker who protested the park’s decision told Channel 9 he was suspended. The worker was well aware that he could end up losing his job when he took the gun to work Friday morning, but said that the principle at stake means enough to him that he was willing...
  • The second Amendment, They just Don’t Get it. Do we? (Vanity)

    06/29/2008 12:44:26 PM PDT · by Bowtie52 · 1 replies · 109+ views
    N/A | 6/27/08 | bowtie52
    Among Red White and Blue American’s, the Supreme Court’s decision to validate the Second Amendment was greeted with celebration and fanfare. The issue has been a polarizing and divisive issue ever since crime has taken the spotlight over the last 100 years. In the 1890’s, handguns were banned from the New York docks as the dock workers union was coming into being. The issue is really nothing new. Urban Centers are the primary source of contention regarding this issue as the vast majority of gun violence takes place in them. Asking the Feds to devise a “one size fits all”...
  • Detroit Police Suspend Firearms Testing

    04/26/2008 11:07:14 AM PDT · by Westlander · 8 replies · 294+ views ^ | 4-26-2008 | AP
    The Detroit Police Department has suspended all firearms investigations conducted by its crime lab and ordered it to undergo an independent audit.
  • Gun found in Qantas luggage: claim

    03/30/2008 4:16:52 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 673+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 31st March 2008
    A MAN who allegedly tried to smuggle a gun on to a domestic flight at Melbourne airport has been charged by police. He was arrested as he tried to hail a taxi outside the domestic terminal after screening equipment allegedly detected a pistol in his carry-on luggage. Sources told the Herald Sun the man was trying to board a plane with the loaded gun.
  • Vanity: Requesting FReeper Advice on Friend's Firearms Bust

    02/27/2008 12:31:40 PM PST · by rogue yam · 131 replies · 394+ views
    vanity | 02/27/2008 | rogue yam
    Fellow FReepers, please forgive this, my first-ever vanity post. I am seeking advice for my friend who was arrested at Spokane Airport for going through airport security with a handgun in his carry-on bag. Background: My friend is a responsible, married, small business owner with absolutely no criminal background. He has a valid Washington State concealed carry permit. On the day of his arrest he had been doing some business requiring him to carry cash, so he had also carried (in a small carry bag) a handgun for personal security. He went home and then went to the Spokane Airport...
  • Pistol For Police Marketed To The Public (LAPD SIS - City & Civil Rights Leaders Outraged)

    01/12/2008 5:16:32 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 65 replies · 1,950+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 12, 2008 | Richard Winton
    Pistol for police marketed to the public City leaders criticize the modified version of a gun originally made for an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department that has a history of fatal shootings. By Richard Winton Los Angeles Times Staff Writer January 12, 2008 To the dismay of some city leaders, a gun company is marketing a line of high-end pistols named for the LAPD's Special Investigation Section, an elite group of plainclothes detectives with a history of fatally shooting suspects. The guns for the undercover unit were created at the request of the Los Angeles Police Department....
  • Opposing view: There is no loophole

    07/09/2007 5:35:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies · 683+ views ^ | July 9, 2007 | By Philip Van Cleave
    Let's be clear about gun shows: There is nothing that can be done at a gun show that cannot be done legally outside of a gun show. The terms "gun show loophole" and "unlicensed gun dealer" are fabricated to mislead the public into thinking that gun shows permit gun sales that would be forbidden anywhere else. The intent of this scheme is to villainize gun shows, making the public more receptive to additional restrictions. This is just the first step in a "private gun-sale registration" scheme. Gun banners know they must take small steps, placing more and more hurdles to...