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  • U.S. GOVERNMENT LIFTS BAN ON CODY WILSON’S 3D PRINTED GUNS

    07/15/2018 10:34:18 AM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 19 replies
    3dprintingindustry.com ^ | 11 July 2018 | BEAU JACKSON
    In a seismic decision from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and U.S. Department of State (DOS), Cody Wilson’s open-source 3D printed firearm file sharing site Defense Distributed is no longer banned from distributing 3D models of guns. In the legal battle it was deemed that the ban was in breach of the First Amendment – imposing censorship on a gun maker’s rights to expression. It was also decided on the basis that certain types of guns are not “inherently military” and, seemingly, present less of a threat to the population.
  • A Major Reason Gun Sales Remain Strong

    07/04/2018 5:43:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | July 4, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Gun sales have remained strong during the Trump era. Through the end of May, 2018 is trending to be the second highest year on record. The NICS checks through May of 2018 are 97% of those of 2016. Political writers and gun industry writers, and those who are both, have speculated that politics have been the major driver of guns sales for the last decade. The latest Rassmussen poll shows evidence of a deeper reason people would fear to be disarmed. From rasmussenreports.com: Thirty-one percent (31%) of Likely U.S. Voters say it’s likely that the United States will experience...
  • Meaning of Firearm Cartridge Designation Number

    06/03/2018 9:44:42 PM PDT · by txnativegop · 30 replies
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    Do any FReepers know the meaning of the cartridge designation SAA on the European Cartridge Research Association website?
  • Gun Confiscation Measure Slogs Along In Oregon

    05/25/2018 3:18:59 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 25, 2018 | Brock Simmons
    Initiative Petition #43 is slowly making its way through the ballot measure process in Oregon. After a massive response of challenges to the “draft ballot title” were submitted a couple of weeks ago, the state “attorney general” has now issued the “certified ballot title” that reads “Prohibits “assault weapons” (defined), “large capacity magazines” (defined), unless registered with state police. Criminal penalties.” As previously reported, this ballot measure, should it eventually pass, would outlaw 95% of the guns that are currently out there, and instantly turn thousands grampas into felons for having an old tube fed .22 Marlin in the attic...
  • Now Mossberg Cuts Off Dick's!

    05/15/2018 9:08:19 AM PDT · by 2harddrive · 60 replies
    Guns America ^ | May 9, 2018 | S.H. BLANNELBERRY
    Mossberg announced Wednesday that it will be SEVERING its relationship with Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary Field & Stream.
  • A Little Rebellion Is a Good Thing?

    05/13/2018 7:46:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    Defiance . . . nullification. It is a trend. I take it as a sign of our contentious times that we now witness states in open rebellion against centralized control from the Imperial City of Washington, D.C., while cities and counties are also rattling the chains set by their respective state capitals. The sweep of marijuana decriminalization and legalization is only the most obvious. Gay marriage became a legal mandate set by the Supreme Court only after several state legislatures, initiative measures, and courts took the lead on the issue. The Supreme Court has not weighed in on marijuana in...
  • Mock Shooting Alarms Crowd, Triggers Police Response At Movie Theater In CT

    04/25/2018 8:20:19 AM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | April 24, 2018 | Tony Aiello
    STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – The sound of gunfire and someone shouting “Everybody down, everybody” shocked moviegoers sitting in the lobby of the Bow Tie Majestic 6 movie theaters Sunday night, but the incident appears to have been a juvenile prank. Five children ranging in ages from 10 to 16 were arrested and face both criminal charges and potential school disciplinary action after police say they used toy cap guns to stage the mock attack in Stamford, reports CBS2’s Tony Aiello. Police say three members of the group had noisy toy guns and fired them in the theater while shouting “everyone...
  • Bump-Stock-Type Devices A Proposed Rule by the ATF on 03/29/2018

    03/29/2018 6:19:10 AM PDT · by old-ager · 37 replies
    Federal Register ^ | 03/29/2018 | ATF
    he Department of Justice (Department) proposes to amend the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives regulations to clarify that “bump fire” stocks, slide-fire devices, and devices with certain similar characteristics (bump-stock-type devices) are “machineguns” as defined by the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) and the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA), because such devices allow a shooter of a semiautomatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger. Specifically, these devices convert an otherwise semiautomatic firearm into a machinegun by functioning as a self-acting or self-regulating mechanism that harnesses the recoil energy...
  • Obama DOJ Forced FBI To Delete 500,000 Fugitives From Background Check Database

    03/15/2018 11:17:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 15, 2018 | Kerry Picket
    The Justice Department under Barack Obama directed the FBI to drop more than 500,000 names of fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, acting FBI deputy director David Bowdich testified Wednesday. Fugitives from justice are barred from buying a firearm under federal law. But what is a fugitive from justice? That definition has been under debate by the FBI and the ATF. According to The Washington Post, the FBI considered any person with an outstanding arrest warrant to be a fugitive. On the other hand, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives defined...
  • Here's what students are actually proposing.

    03/14/2018 9:39:30 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 19 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 3/13/2018 | Victor Joecks
    If students playing hooky solved gun violence, mass shootings would have ended decades ago — kids, just ask your parents if they ever cut class. That’s not going to stop today’s students from trying again. At 10 a.m. today, students from a dozen Las Vegas schools will walk out of their classes for 17 minutes as part of the National School Walkout. ... One proposal is to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. “It’s all in the title — assault weapons don’t protect, they harm and too easily these deadly weapons can be bought, sold and distributed within the borders...
  • The History of the 'Assault Weapon' Hoax. Part 1: The Crime that Started it All

    03/09/2018 7:39:40 AM PST · by Paal Gulli · 21 replies
    reason.com ^ | Mar. 2, 2018 6:40 pm | David B. Kopel
    The History of the 'Assault Weapon' Hoax. Part 1: The Crime that Started it All A 1989 shooting at a Cal. schoolyard began the national "assault weapon" issue. It was a consequence of law enforcement failure. David B. Kopel|Mar. 2, 2018 6:40 pm The "assault weapon" controversy first became a national issue in January 1989, when a career criminal murdered five children at school playground in Stockton, California. The failures of law enforcement before and during that crime—and the media and political failures thereafter—were similar to those related to the recent murders in Parkland, Florida. These failures are part of...
  • A 2nd Amendment Thought Experiment

    02/08/2018 6:59:06 AM PST · by Sopater · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 8, 2018 | Peter Skurkiss
    Here's a simple thought experiment regarding the 2nd Amendment. What do you think the U.S. would be like if we didn't have it? Without the 2nd Amendment, firearms would likely be highly restricted and controlled. Various state legislatures might not vote for that, but it would come about through a combination of federal action, judicial decisions, and bureaucratic decrees. Violent crime would probably be higher as an unarmed citizenry is easy prey for criminals. In all likelihood, America would look like other Anglo countries such as Australia and Great Britain with respect to gun ownership. That's the easy part of...
  • Attorney: Former gun squad detective took money but it wasn't robbery

    01/24/2018 12:06:55 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 12 replies
    WBAL TV ^ | 24 January 2018 | Jayne Miller
    BALTIMORE — An attorney for a former detective in the Baltimore police Gun Trace Task Force told jurors Tuesday that 17-year veteran Daniel Hersl did take money from people he arrested -- but he denied it was robbery. Defense attorney William Purpura's claim came during opening statements in the federal corruption trial of Hersl and former Detective Marcus Taylor. Purpura accused the federal government of overcharging in this case. Federal prosecutors called the Gun Trace Task Force the perfect storm for rogue cops who wanted to enrich themselves. In opening statements against Hersl and Taylor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Leo Wise...
  • Trump Envisions an A.T.F. Without the A or T

    01/19/2018 2:11:22 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/19/2018 | ALI WATKINS and MATT APUZZO
    The Trump administration has drafted plans to strip key authorities from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, senior administration officials said on Friday, an acknowledgment that the agency has all but abandoned its legacy of fighting liquor and tobacco smugglers. The A.T.F. traces its roots to Eliot Ness and the Prohibition-era federal agents made famous in the movie “The Untouchables.” But the modern A.T.F. has focused its stagnant budget on violent crime and bombings, while tobacco smuggling — a little-known crime that costs the government billions in lost taxes each year — goes largely unenforced.
  • 2017 2nd Highest National Instant Check System Numbers on Record

    01/08/2018 4:51:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The first year of the Trump era National Instant Check System (NICS) has ended with the second highest number of NICS background checks on record.There were 2,586,138 NICS checks in December of 2017. There were 25,235,215 NICS checks for all of 2017. The only year to surpass 2017 was 2016, with 27,538,673, when Hillary Clinton was widely considered a shoo-in to be the next president. The next highest year was 2015, with 23,141,970That is a drop of 9 percent from 2016 to 2017. It is 9 percent higher than the numbers from 2015. The 2015 numbers are now the...
  • People Openly Promoting Murder Of Police In Florida

    01/06/2018 6:29:34 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 81 replies
    themaven ^ | GinnyReed
    The Clay County Sheriff's Office said that there's nothing they can do. Orange Park, FL - Attention is being drawn to an unknown man or men who have been holding "Kill A Cop" signs in Orange Park. The signs are being held by the men near schools, and one witness is concerned, according to WJAX. Janice Gibson said she saw the man with the sign at the corner of Moody Avenue and Filmore Street on Monday, Dec. 18, and she took photos of the man. “People need to know about this. Its in my back yard. To me that’s not...
  • Colorado police say 'multiple deputies down' in incident outside of Denver

    12/31/2017 7:32:28 AM PST · by Enchante · 194 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 31, 2017 | Greg Norman
    Police in a Colorado city just outside of Denver said "multiple deputies" are down after being shot while responding to a disturbance call early Sunday. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet that citizens in Highlands Ranch should shelter in place and avoid windows.
  • Legal Marijuana Is Becoming the Norm

    10/22/2017 9:47:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 142 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2017 | Steve Chapman
    The war on drugs has been going on since 1971, and we have a winner: marijuana. Back then, possession of pot carried heavy penalties in many states -- even life imprisonment. Today, 29 states sanction medical use of cannabis, and eight allow recreational use. Legal weed has become about as controversial as Powerball. One sign of the shift came in Wednesday's debate among the Democrats running for governor of Illinois. The state didn't get its first medical marijuana dispensary until 2015, and it decriminalized possession of small amounts of pot only last year. But most of the candidates endorsed legalization...
  • Deinstitutionalization:What Is the Real Cause of Mass Shootings Today?

    10/04/2017 8:34:28 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    The Balance.com ^ | July 11, 2017 | Kimberly Amadeo
    Deinstitutionalization: How Does It Affect You Today? What Is the Real Cause of Mass Shootings Today? By Kimberly Amadeo Updated July 11, 2017 Definition: Deinstitutionalization is a government policy that moved mental health patients out of state-run "insane asylums" into federally funded community mental health centers. It began in the 1960s as a way to improve treatment of the mentally ill while also cutting government budgets. In 1955, the number peaked at 558,000 patients or 0.03 percent of the population. If the same percentage of the population were institutionalized today, that would be 750,000 mentally ill people. That's more than...
  • In the absence of police participation- robberies, shootings and homicides soared

    10/04/2017 7:34:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Canada Freepress.com ^ | October 4, 2017 | Mitch Wolfe
    In the absence of police participation- robberies, shootings and homicides have soared in these cities and other similar cities BLM and Liberal Press Bashing of American Cops Lead to Greater Gun Violence Mitch Wolfe October 4, 2017 The latest FBI report on gun violence in American cities, especially in specific liberal Democratic-controlled cities- discloses a very inconvenient truth. The relentless bashing and public criticism of urban cops by the activist BLM (Black Lives Matter), the liberal press+ liberal civic leaders have had the unintended consequence of producing a huge increase in black on black killings in certain visible minority cities....