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  • Arizona Court Rules On Cities Destroying Confiscated Guns Good news!)

    08/19/2017 2:49:13 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 08/192017 | Jazz Shaw
    The NRA Institute for Legislative Action picked up a potentially important court ruling coming out of Arizona this week which has mostly flown under the media radar. Under debate is a policy in Tuscon (along with other cities and counties) which mandates the routine destruction of guns which are confiscated from criminals or surrendered during “no questions asked” gun turn-in events. Since guns are items of value, the question is raised as to whether or not they can simply destroy and dispose of them rather than offering them for legal sale to subsidize taxpayer contributions to the city’s coffers. The...
  • Yale University censors ‘hostile’ historic artwork

    08/17/2017 2:02:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    www.thecollegefix.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Matthew Stein
    Committee on Art in Public Spaces deems image ‘not appropriate’ Officials at Yale University recently censored a stone work of art on campus depicting an armed Native American and Puritan side by side, which has been described as a “hostile” image by the Ivy League institution’s alumni magazine. The stone carving was edited to cover up the Puritan’s musket, while the Native American’s bow was left as is, reports Yale Alumni Magazine. The decision to censor the carving was made by both head librarian Susan Gibbons and Yale’s Committee on Art in Public Spaces, the latter of which advises President...
  • Here’s How The Marine Corps Will Train Future Snipers

    08/12/2017 8:58:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | 11 Aug, 2917 | SARAH SICARD
    First-person shooter is one of the most popular perspectives among gamers, but these simulations can be used for much more than entertainment — specifically military training. And thanks to new the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer III, Marine Corps marksmen are about to take their sharpshooting skills to a whole new level. Though the Corps has been using virtual reality to train Marines for two decades, the systems for marksmanship have become exponentially better. With the ISMT III, Marines have access to multiple weapons: the M9 service pistol, M4 carbine, and wireless weapons, including the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle, M32A1 Multi-Shot...
  • Pharmacy customer shoots armed man demanding opioids

    08/02/2017 4:02:20 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    KIRO 7 ^ | 02 AUGUST 2017 | AP
    PHOENIX (AP) - A customer pulled a gun and shot a man who police say had jumped over the counter of a Phoenix pharmacy and pointed a gun at people while demanding opioids. Authorities didn't fault the customer, saying he was in the right place at the right time to stop the armed robbery attempt Tuesday night, police Sgt. Jonathan Howard said. The suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Stephen Holguin, but police didn't immediately release any other information on him. Howard said the customer has been interviewed and released pending further investigation, but has declined to be identified or...
  • An FBI agent had his car stolen early Monday on the West Side, a source told ABC7.

    07/03/2017 7:55:08 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 54 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | 7/3/2017
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- An FBI agent had his car stolen early Monday on the West Side, a source told ABC7. The theft happened at a gas station near Morgan Street and Jackson Boulevard at about 1 a.m., Chicago police said. Police said a 32-year-old man left his car running at the gas station when a male suspect entered the car and took off. Police have not confirmed that the stolen white Chevy Equinox belonged to an FBI agent. The vehicle was last seen heading east on Van Buren Street. There were several guns in the FBI agent's vehicle when it...
  • Vanity - London Beat Cops Carry No Firearems...SAD!!!

    06/04/2017 10:24:58 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 29 replies
    London police officers that patrol local "beats" carry no firearms!!! This has been a practice for over 100 years. They do carry "night sticks", but that is no effective replacement for the lack of loaded firearms!!! There were multiple reports from civilians and onlookers at yesterday evening's massacre of innocent around London Bridge, that local "community" police ran from the Muslin murderers, because they had no firearms to protect themselves and the public!!! If this is true, it is certainly a sorry state of affairs, and should be corrected immediately by the Mayor of London or the Prime Minister!!! The...
  • Guns on AMC's tv series "The Son"

    05/31/2017 6:29:37 AM PDT · by Notthemomma · 6 replies
    NY Gun Forums ^ | April 23, 2017 | various
    Wonderful and informative discussion thread on the historically-accurate and varied guns in AMC's current tv series "The Son." For example: "....hello all I was the armorer on THE SON. The Lewis gun was Adopted buy Belgium in 1912 and the British soon after so its use in 1915 not a stretch. Eli's Pistol is a 1911 Colt 45 ACP, it is a true repo of a 1911 (Cimarron WILD BUNCH 1911) not a 1911 A1 which wasn't introduced till 1921 .. The extended 351cal 1907 WIN SLR mags are 10 rounders. In eps 5 Sally holds Pete's 1st Model Hand...
  • As Chicago gangs escalate to rifles: Answering a new danger to cops and civilians (barf alert)

    05/09/2017 4:36:26 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 09 may 2017
    Chicago police are used to facing the possibility of death every time they put on their badges. But it's safe to assume they paid special attention to the alert on police radio channels Monday advising them to "expect a heightened presence of Satan Disciples" in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the city's Southwest Side. The real news: "This gang is in possession of numerous military-style rifles that are capable of piercing police protection." Shootings in Chicago, as in most places, are usually done with handguns, which have the advantage of being relatively inexpensive and easy to conceal. But in recent...
  • 2nd Amendment Advocates, The Onus is On You, PROVE the Govt Can't Confiscate

    05/05/2017 9:14:08 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 86 replies
    Freep | Cinco de Mayo | CharlesOconnell
    If you believe that the government can't confiscate 200 million guns in a single year, you have never seen The Minority Report, you don't take account of high-tech that can locate your guns wherever they're locked away, technology that can see through walls as if they were open to air. I'm in the middle, I admire the self-reliant yeomanship of gun owners. At the same time, I listen to the other side. I knew of Gabrielle Giffords before she was shot. (I was reading about her because I wanted to understand the thinking of pro-abortion libertarians.) I got rid...
  • No NFA Not an SBS just a Firearm

    04/27/2017 7:03:08 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/27/2017 | E Lemoine
    The Black Aces FIREARM is what the ATF calls it. The "firearm" by Black Aces Tactical has all the characteristics of a short shotgun, without the name. It shoots 2 3/4" shotgun shells, uses a pump for cycling, and even leaves a big hole in whatever it shoots. But the ATF's own wording was used to design a firearms that cannot be called a shotgun, an SBS, an SBR, a pistol, an AOW. If you still didn't get that, this firearm is not a shotgun, it is not a short-barrel shotgun, it's not a short-barrel rifle, it's not a short-barrel...
  • 10 Most Expensive Firearms Sold in James D. Julia April 2017 Auction

    04/22/2017 3:14:14 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 20 replies
    The Firearms Blog ^ | April 18, 2017 | By Hrachya H
    James D. Julia auction is one of those places where most rare, unique and uncommon firearms appear. Their annual spring auction took place from April 11 to 13, during which they sold firearms worth of $16 million! So in this post, we’ll see what were the 10 most expensive lots sold during the auction. The guns are listed in the order of ascendancy of their price so that the least expensive is #10 and shown first.
  • Cheap guns are good enough

    04/07/2017 12:18:16 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 29 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | March/April, 2000 | Massad Ayoob
    More than 10 years ago, my friend Mark Seiden called me in on a murder case in Miami that Janet Reno, then State’s Attorney for the county in question, had ordered prosecuted. A woman named Mary Hopkin had killed her common law husband, a man named James Yarolem.[snip] The cops arrived. When Jim came back Metro-Dade officers were there. They arrested him. When they dragged him away, the cops testified later, he was screaming “Mary, you f—in’ bitch, I’ll kill you for this!”
  • Self Defense? Washington Man Faces Possible Murder Charge for Shooting Showering Intruder

    04/05/2017 12:01:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    A Washington state man is facing a possible first-degree murder charge after shooting an intruder he found taking a shower in a property he owned — in a case authorities and legal experts said appeared to go beyond self-defense laws. Bruce Fanning, 59, is accused of fatally shooting Nathaniel Rosa, 31, after he discovered Rosa bathing early Saturday morning in Belfair, Washington, according to the Mason County Sheriff's Office. Authorities say Fanning discovered his place of business, which is near his home, had been broken into and found Rosa in the shower. Fanning told investigators he confronted Rosa, who responded...
  • Doctors Prescribe Suppressors for Hearing Protection

    04/03/2017 10:20:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    DEFENDER OUTDOORS ^ | MARCH 28, 2017 | SCOTT WALKER
    Doctors Prescribe Suppressors for Hearing Protection Posted on March 28, 2017 by Scott Walker After years of college, medical school, residency, and practice, you’d hope that most doctors would be pretty smart. A group of doctors called Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO) shows just how smart they are in a recent white paper endorsing the use of suppressors to prevent firearm-related hearing loss. Read more in this report from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Defender Outdoors Suppressor Rack Doctors say suppressors are the most effective way to protect hearing from gunfire. It is going to be a bitter pill...
  • Three burglars entered an Oklahoma home. The owner’s son opened fire with an AR-15, deputies say.

    03/28/2017 6:10:35 AM PDT · by NRx · 107 replies
    WaPo ^ | 03-29-2017 | Ben Guarino
    <p>Gunfire rang out Monday afternoon in a home in Broken Arrow, an Oklahoma city 15 miles southeast of Tulsa. Three intruders were killed after the son of the homeowner fired a semiautomatic rifle in what local law enforcement officers later described as an act of self-defense, though their investigation remains open.</p>
  • How Bad is Getting Shot at Point Blank Range?

    03/27/2017 7:01:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 33 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/27/2017 | GY6
    Getting Shot At Point Blank Range…How bad is it? Clearly, we all know being shot in any way isn’t a good thing lol! Have you wondered what it looks like to get shot at point blank range? If you’ve invested much energy around firearms, the idea most likely has gone through your head. And if you are one of those people who really need to know "What's the most terrible that could happen?" todays is the day to find out. Might you be able to survive any of these shots? Possibly. Would you be able to take any of these...
  • Confirmed: Obama DOJ Failure to Arrest Known Straw Purchasers Led to Murder of ICE Agent Jaime...

    03/01/2017 3:50:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: Confirmed: Obama DOJ Failure to Arrest Known Straw Purchasers Led to Murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in Mexico According to a new inspector general report an illegal gun trafficking program similar to Operation Fast and Furious, which took place under President Obama's Department of Justice, led to the murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in 2011. First, the background: On February 15, 2011, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents Victor Avila and Jaime Zapata were returning to Mexico City from Matehuala, Mexico when their armored SUV came under attack near the town of Santa Maria del Rio,...
  • Trump takes first step to building the wall by requesting bids from contractors (Tr.)

    02/26/2017 5:04:59 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-25-2017 | Karen Ruiz
    The Trump administration has taken its first step to building the wall on the Mexican-American border as it has requested proposals from contractors and plans to have a prototype built by mid-March. The US Customs and Border Protection issued the preliminary requests on Friday and said it will accept proposals next month for the design of the wall. The agency also said the it would release requests on or about March 6 asking companies for prototype ideas.
  • Weapon for equipment

    02/15/2017 9:36:21 AM PST · by rey · 27 replies
    15 Feb 2017
    I had some one contact me from my ad on Craigslist offering me a trade, an AR 15 for a Shaver post pounder. I thought it very odd, especially as I am in CA and transfer is illegal. Definitely steering clear.
  • Malloy [CT] budget sets huge increases for gun permit fees [up 400]

    02/08/2017 2:22:20 PM PST · by Daffynition · 45 replies
    NHRegister ^ | Feb 0, 2017 | Jack Kramer
    HARTFORD >> Gun owners will see huge increases in permit fees that would raise millions of dollars to help the state combat its two-year, $3.6 billion deficit. As part of his budget, Malloy is proposing to increase the state portion of the pistol permit fee from $70 to $300. He also is proposing the cost of the initial 5-year pistol permit fee from $140 to $370.