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  • Gingrich Hits Romney on Gun Tax Increase

    01/11/2012 5:19:02 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 10 January, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    Continuing his full frontal assault on Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich (looking thoroughly befuddled by that thing he’s holding, above) lit into the a-little-too-perfectly coiffed former Massachusetts governor for raising taxes on guns by 400% when he was the Bay State executive. Sticklers for the truth that they are, points out that, “the ‘tax’ Gingrich refers to was in fact a fee on gun licenses that Romney raised in 2003 as part of his administration’s effort that year to scour the tax code for loopholes it could close and fees it could hike to close a budget deficit.” Thanks for...
  • **** Vanity **** First Time Caliber Report

    01/07/2012 1:37:38 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 18 replies
    1-7-2012 | Jeff Chandler
    This morning was the first time I shot a .460 S&W magnum round and I thought I would report my impressions: I like it.
  • Okla. Woman Shoots, Kills Intruder: 911 Operators Say It's Okay to Shoot

    01/04/2012 9:18:39 AM PST · by Silentgypsy · 93 replies
    GMA Yahoo ^ | 01/04/2012 | KEVIN DOLAK and RYAN OWENS
    A young Oklahoma mother shot and killed an intruder to protect her 3-month-old baby on New Year's Eve, less than a week after the baby's father died of cancer. Sarah McKinley says that a week earlier a man named Justin Martin dropped by on the day of her husband's funeral, claiming that he was a neighbor who wanted to say hello. The 18-year-old Oklahoma City area woman did not let him into her home that day. On New Year's Eve Martin returned with another man, Dustin Stewart, and this time was armed with a 12-inch hunting knife. The two soon...
  • Bringing in the New Year with Idaho Style Fireworks (My sons and I)

    01/02/2012 9:26:38 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 48 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1 January 2012 | Jeff Head
    My sons and I went up into the foothills here in Idaho on New Year's Eve to celebrate the New Year in our own pecular way...with a Savage Firearms .308 hunting rifle (which needed its scope zeroed in) and my FAL .308 and Rueger Mini-14 .223. Lot's of fun! Click on the pic or link for the video. Bringing in the New Year with Idaho Fireworks Hope you enjoy!
  • Armed Victims 9 - Armed Robbers and Burglars 0

    01/02/2012 4:46:42 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 5 replies ^ | 01/02/2012 |
    There’s several well known anti-firearms rights groups that highlight the number of children shot by guns in its anti-gun rights messages. But, there’s the fact that many of that number of those "children" use guns to commit crimes and got themselves shot or killed. Its undeniable that lumped into that group of “children” in a misleading way are those criminal teenagers who are counted as “children," age 13 to 19, in their statistics when they are shot. Many of those “children” are gangbangers or other assorted teenage criminals who do their criminal business with guns just as their adult criminal...
  • Americans buy record numbers of guns for Christmas

    01/01/2012 1:16:58 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies
    Americans buy record numbers of guns for Christmas Americans bought record numbers of guns last month amid an apparent surge in popularity for weapons as Christmas presents. By Nick Allen, Los Angeles 7:17PM GMT 01 Jan 2012 According to the FBI, over 1.5 million background checks on customers were requested by gun dealers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in December. Nearly 500,000 of those were in the six days before Christmas. It was the highest number ever in a single month, surpassing the previous record set in November. On Dec 23 alone there were 102,222 background checks,...
  • Mystery Company Is Rapidly Acquiring U.S. Gun and Ammo Manufacturers

    01/01/2012 9:31:54 AM PST · by qaz123 · 49 replies ^ | December 8th, 2011 | Mac Slavo
    Reports that a mysterious company has been buying up U.S. gun manufacturers have been popping up on the internet for several months. When we first learned of the possibility that a single company was rapidly acquiring companies like Bushmaster, Remington, and Marlin Firearms we immediately suspected that something was amiss. Apparently, we were not alone, because others were thinking the same thing. One rumor that popped up was that global financier George Soros, historically an anti-gun advocate, was behind the moves, and that he was positioning the gun industry to reduce pro-gun lobbying efforts. This prompted the National Rifle Association...
  • What Was Your Firearm Christmas Present?

    12/27/2011 12:41:12 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 126 replies
    12-27-2011 | Jeff Chandler
    Share your Christmas joy with your FreepFriends. Tell us what firearm related Christmas present you received.
  • **RIFLE VANITY** Long-Distance Shooting and Hunting

    12/17/2011 9:34:30 AM PST · by rabidralph · 252 replies · 1+ views
    12/17/2011 | Moi
    I am looking to buy a rifle that would serve two purposes: primarily a long-distance shooter and secondarily a larger game taker downer :-) I like to shoot beyond 600 yards and I want a rifle to suit that purpose. From info I've gathered, I should get a larger-calibered rifle, with at least a 24" barrel. I would like to keep the rifle below 10lbs because I also want to hunt with it some day. I am interested in hunting elk and moose, eventually. So I am thinking of a .308.
  • (Emily) MILLER: Choosing a gun

    12/16/2011 10:03:54 AM PST · by aimhigh · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/09/2011 | Emily Miller
    In my quest to obtain a legal gun in Washington, D.C., I've gone to the registry office, taken a 5-hour course, filled out paperwork and met with the city’s only dealer. I’ve now fulfilled any requirements that can be done before giving the city the serial number of my new gun, so it is time to decide what to buy.
  • Europeans and Guns: It is time for Europeans to support the natural right of human beings

    12/07/2011 11:06:30 AM PST · by bayouranger · 5 replies ^ | 11-29-11 | Brian H. Darling
    Read the column the UK's Daily Mail pulled for being too dangerous Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute in the United States has raised a very interesting issue for those who believe that a complete collapse of European society is inevitable. Mitchell wrote a piece titled 'European Economic Crisis Highlights an Increasingly Important Reason to Oppose Gun Control' where he argued that many of the not so rich in Europe may need to arm themselves for personal protection in anticipation of a possible economic collapse. I agree. Here is how the Mitchell argument plays out. He writes about his first...
  • Peter van Uhm: Guns for World Peace (Video)

    12/01/2011 8:11:20 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    TEDxTalks ^ | Nov 25, 2011 | TEDxTalks
    A rather interesting speech by the Dutch Chief of Defense, Peter van Uhm, on the role of firearms, military force, and constitutional government in creating a more peaceful world. Quite a bit of what he said is open to interpretation, and could be seen as supporting different viewpoints, but in any event, I thought it was still a fascinating speech, and certainly worth watching. And yes, it's in English.
  • Rick Perry: A Near-perfect Gun Record as Governor of Texas

    11/27/2011 7:18:31 PM PST · by Chasaway · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 11/22/2011 | Gun Owners of America
    Perry is nearly perfect with regards to his gun record.
  • Guns Better Investment Than Gold? ("...when poets buy guns, tourist season is over.")

    11/25/2011 9:33:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The American Interest ^ | November 25, 2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    At least someone is making money in these difficult times. Arms dealers in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley are making out like, well, bandits as unrest in Syria sends black market gun prices through the roof says this story in Lebanon’s Daily Star. Rocket grenade launchers appear to be the hottest investment grade item, with prices more than sextupling from $400 to $2500 in recent months. Kalashnikovs and M16s are also up sharply, with 75 percent appreciation on the Russian guns and 100 percent on the US model. Perhaps more investments in Lebanese arms dealer funds could rescue US state and municipal...
  • More Children Killed by Pillows Than by Firearms

    11/25/2011 12:21:49 PM PST · by aimhigh · 17 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/22/2011 | Ammoland
    NEWTOWN, Conn --( For children and youth 14 years of age and under,unintentional injuries are the leading cause of fatality, but firearms account for the lowest cause of injury among youth. “Tragically, 18% more children are killed by suffocation from bedding, plastic bags or small objects than guns.” said Ammoland Editor, Fredy Riehl
  • Any opinions on the S&W Bodyguard .380

    11/16/2011 2:52:27 PM PST · by goseminoles · 56 replies
    vanity ^ | self
    I just purchased the S&W Bodyguard .380. I was looking for a good ccw weapon and personal defense weapon. Its 6+1 with built in laser. Anybody have one of these? Im waiting three days to pick it up Monday. Any positives or negatives?? Personal experience is appreciated.
  • Holder Lies Again

    11/10/2011 6:38:50 AM PST · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Scandal: Refusing to apologize to the family of a border patrol killed by a gun "walked" into Mexico, the attorney general hides his prior knowledge and blames Congress for not pushing gun control. Holder must reside in a parallel universe with an alternate and quite flexible timeline. His recollection of what he knew and when he knew it must depend on the meaning of "knew." In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Holder said he "first learned about the tactics and the phrase 'Operation Fast and Furious' at the beginning of this year — I think when it...
  • State demands for improving shooting range safety (IL)

    11/04/2011 10:57:18 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 8 replies
    The Times ^ | 11/03/2011 | The Times
    The Illinois attorney general, on behalf of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, is calling for improvements to two of the Buffalo Range Shooting Park's firing areas to resolve a public safety issue.
  • Texas Gun Instructor Refuses to Teach Muslims How to Handle Firearms

    11/01/2011 12:56:56 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 49 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | November 1, 2011
    MASON, Texas (AP) — On a YouTube clip that has gone viral, brash Texas handgun instructor Crockett Keller defiantly tells Muslims and non-Christian Arabs he won’t teach them how to handle a firearm. State officials see the ad as possible discrimination, and may revoke Keller’s instructor license. Tens of thousands of YouTube viewers have watched the $175 ad for Keller’s business in the small community of Mason, which has won him a handful of admirers but that embarrassed locals say misrepresents their community. Muslim groups dismissed the 65-year-old as a bigot. Among the couple of thousand residents in the Central...
  • $10,000 reward for leads on 71 guns stolen from Maryland Heights home (St Louis, Missouri)

    10/29/2011 6:05:59 AM PDT · by TYVets · 11 replies ^ | Friday, October 28, 2011 | JENNIFER MANN
    Federal firearms officials are hoping a $10,000 reward will help them find the person who stole 70 handguns and a rifle from a retired St. Louis police officer's home. The same home was burglarized of about 8,000 rounds of ammunition a month ago. He said most of the ammunition was for assault rifles, not for the guns stolen.
  • The Myth of 90 Percent: Only a Small Fraction of Guns in Mexico Come From U.S.

    10/07/2011 11:26:27 AM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 02, 2009 | William La Jeunesse & Maxim Lott
    EXCLUSIVE: You've heard this shocking "fact" before -- on TV and radio, in newspapers, on the Internet and from the highest politicians in the land: 90 percent of the weapons used to commit crimes in Mexico come from the United States. -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it to reporters on a flight to Mexico City. -- CBS newsman Bob Schieffer referred to it while interviewing President Obama. -- California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said at a Senate hearing: "It is unacceptable to have 90 percent of the guns that are picked up in Mexico and used to shoot judges,...
  • Emily gets her gun

    10/06/2011 2:57:45 PM PDT · by bkopto · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct 5, 2011 | Emily Miller
    I want a gun. I don't feel safe living in Washington, D.C. and want to protect myself. I'm starting today by going down to City Hall to find the gun permit office to tell them, "I want a gun." This series will follow me as I navigate the city bureaucracy and outdated rules in order to legally buy a firearm. My desire for a gun started when I had to face down over a dozen criminals on an empty cul de sac in Washington, D.C., armed only with a Blackberry. SNIP I was alone in an empty house with a...
  • Ex-ATF agent sentenced to prison for fraud, theft

    09/17/2011 9:44:33 AM PDT · by csvset · 11 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 17, 2011 | Julian Walker
    RICHMOND A federal judge Friday sentenced a former special agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to more than three years in prison on charges related to the theft of cigarettes, firearms and money. The former agent, Clifford Dean Posey of Chesapeake, was given a 37-month sentence by U.S. District Court Senior Judge Robert E. Payne and ordered to pay restitution. That term is at the lower end of the sentencing guidelines for his conviction, which were calculated as 36 to 47 months. The defense requested a sentence below that range in a court filing last...
  • Mormon Church bans guns in their churches in Utah

    09/10/2011 1:28:25 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Utah Dept of Public Safety ^ | 2/8/2011 | Utah Dept of Public Safety
    While researching getting a Utah Concealed Carry Permit, I found that the Mormon Church filed with the state to ban firearms (even concealed carry) in their churches. So much for loving freedom.
  • ‘Fast and Furious’ Explodes: Brian Terry Cover-Up, White House Emails Revealed

    09/02/2011 2:49:09 PM PDT · by montag813 · 54 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-02-2011 | John Hill
    by John Hill Stand With ArizonaThe disastrous Obama Administration operation "Fast and Furious", which deliberately put guns in the hands of the Mexican cartel, exploded this week with new revelations of a cover-up, and emails which tie the scandal directly to the White House for the first time."Fast and Furious" was an attempt to intercept gun-trafficking that sent 2,000 guns to cartel operatives via straw buyers. Critics believe that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder saw the program as an opportunity to embarrass U.S.-based gun dealers, and help galvanize support for increased gun-control measures, while controlling where and how the guns...
  • Multi-Culturalism American Style, or Second Amendment Success!

    09/01/2011 10:25:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/1/2011 | Ron Reale
    As recently stated by German Chancellor Merkle, French President Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Cameron, “multiculturalism,” is an abject failure. Unless a country is allowed to maintain its own identity, history and culture while allowing people to integrate, it leads to ethnic strife and death. Insisting that those joining their community share the same language and accept the culture of their new homes, does not mean the emigrants may not maintain their own culture in their personal dealings. It does not, in any way, denigrate the emigrants culture. It does, however,mean the blatantly obvious: ”You have left your home country,...
  • The Illusion Of Safety, Government Cannot Protect Us

    08/22/2011 6:55:41 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    TMO ^ | 8-22-2011 | Dr Ron Paul
    The Illusion Of Safety, Government Cannot Protect Us Politics / US Politics Aug 22, 2011 - 12:32 PM By: Dr Ron Paul Recent incidents of violence in Norway and London have made us understandably uncomfortable here at home, as many fear that a worsening economy will lead to violence and unrest in American cities. This is why Congress must view the economy as its first priority and a matter of national security: unless and until we get our fiscal house in order to foster economic growth, civil society will continue to deteriorate. The fundamental lesson every American should learn from...
  • ATF's 'Fast and Furious' firearms tracked to at least 11 violent crimes

    08/16/2011 5:00:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/16/11 | Richard A. Serrano
    Firearms illegally trafficked under the ATF’s Fast and Furious program turned up at the scenes of at least 11 “violent crimes” in this country in addition to being involved in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in southern Arizona last year, the Justice Department has acknowledged to Congress. Although Justice did not provide any details about those crime scenes, it has been learned that the additional violent crimes occurred in cities such as Phoenix, where Operation Fast and Furious was managed, and as far away as El Paso, Texas, where a total of 42
  • Tennessee law could lead to police selling firearms seized in crimes

    08/14/2011 2:00:02 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 15 replies
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | August 14th, 2011 | The Tennessean
    Deep inside the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office is a vault containing racks and racks of hundreds of seized guns. For the most part, they just sit there. “These are already crowded evidence areas, they crowd them up,” said Sheriff Terry Ashe. But efforts are afoot to force authorities to sell seized guns to the public instead of letting police departments destroy them, trade them for service weapons or stockpile them. The effort exposes a long-standing dispute among law enforcement, gun dealers and gun-rights advocates. While police say they don’t want to see more guns on the streets — particularly guns...
  • Venezuelans Begin Public Debate on Law of Firearms Control and Disarmament

    08/13/2011 10:24:30 PM PDT · by Rabin · 23 replies, ^ | Merida, August 12th 2011 | Juan Reardon
    This law be the result of a transparent, ample, and profound discussion by Venezuelan society, explained United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) lawmaker Freddy Bernal, president of the National Assembly’s bi-partisan commission established to draft the Law of Firearms Control and Disarmament. Alfredo Roberto Missair, United Nations representative in Venezuela, (the law) “is a fundamental aspect of (guaranteeing) Human Rights” in Venezuela because a policy of disarmament “looks to protect the rights of all citizens, regardless of age, sex, or social condition.” The law, not expected to be passed until sometime next year, (will) include the Law of Disarmament, the...
  • The Mob is Coming

    08/11/2011 6:24:11 AM PDT · by Ghengis · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 10, 2011 | Phil Elmore
    Obama hates guns. This is a fact. Like every lib, like every socialist would-be dictator, like every arrogant statist who views his fellow human beings' freedom of action as a threat (rather than a benefit that accrues to all the citizenry), Obama cannot stand the idea that you, armed, might be able to stand up to leftist bullying.
  • Over 100 Firearms Taken in Animal Shelter Audit (More Government Corruption?)

    08/06/2011 8:16:51 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 18 replies
    KTLA News ^ | August 5, 2011 | KTLA News
    LOS ANGELES ( KTLA ) -- The city of Los Angeles' six animal shelters were raided Thursday amid allegations of animal theft and paycheck fraud. The LAPD's anti-gang unit raided six shelters throughout Los Angeles around 8 a.m. Thursday. Officers confiscated two shotguns, a rifle and over a dozen .38-caliber handguns and ammunition from West Valley Shelter in Chatsworth.
  • Handguns...Need help with identification (VANITY)

    07/16/2011 9:55:15 AM PDT · by Chasaway · 82 replies
    Today | Chasaway
    Hi all… I’d like to get some information on a couple of guns. One’s from around the 1920's/1930's, I think, and the other's a real antique. If a FReeper can give me some identification/history on these or direct me to where I could best find some, I’d be grateful. Also, it’d be terrific to find some range of value of these two pieces. Not interested in selling; I’d just like to know. The first is an H&R “Handy Gun”. This one is in .410, with markings on the barrel “12 m/m Choke”. It appears to have a serial number of...
  • How do you mount a scope on a rifle?

    07/14/2011 3:15:57 PM PDT · by Jerrybob · 32 replies
    7-13-11 | self
    I know this probably sounds really stupid, but I want to be sure -- I've googled "how to mount a scope" and get all sorts of dandy directions, but -- I assume you mount the right/left adjustment on the top and the up/down adjustment on the side.....
  • ATF Guns Being Found at US Crime Scenes

    07/05/2011 10:24:35 AM PDT · by Big Labor Hater · 25 replies ^ | 7-1-11 | KNXV-TV
    A story about ATF guns being found at US crime scenes.
  • Accidental Gun Deaths 2002-2007

    07/05/2011 10:00:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies · 2+ views
    National Safety Council, CDC ^ | 5 July, 2011 | Marktwain
    The number of fatal firearms accidents for the last six years of record are: 2002 - 762; 2003 - 730; 2004 - 649; 2005 - 630; 2006 - 680. 2007 - 613 I had to hunt a bit for this information, which I think many are interested in. The accidental firearm death rate is down over 94% since 1905. You have to do a bit of work at the link to find the figures in the source.
  • Personal Study: Gun manufacturer locations vs. Gun control legislation (2010 Stats)

    07/03/2011 11:01:28 AM PDT · by arderkrag · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | 07/03/2011 | Ard/Misc.
    Gun manufacturer locations vs. Gun control legislation (2010 Stats) Ratings: 1. Constitutional carry 2. Shall Issue 3. May Issue 4. Right Denied Except for PoliticiansU - Unrestricted (No Permit) handgun open carry W - handgun open carry With permit C - handgun open Carry in car as long as other requirements are met T - Tax on right to keep and bear Manufacturer State State Rating A-SQUARE COMPANY, LLC South Dakota 2UC Accu-Tek/Excel industries California 3U Airforce Airguns Texas 2C Alexander Arms Virginia 2UC American Spirit Arms Arizona 1UC ARES Incorporated Ohio 2U ArmaLite Illinois 4T Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Tennessee...
  • Study draws link between gun carriers and risky behavior

    06/28/2011 5:23:58 PM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies ^ | 6-28-11
    As Wisconsin heads toward lifting a ban on carrying concealed weapons, researchers at the University of California-Davis have turned up some unsettling information about those who may take advantage of the law. In a study using 15-year-old data -- the most recent available -- published online in the journal Injury Prevention, the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program says those who carried concealed weapons or who had confronted someone with a gun were twice as likely to be heavy drinkers than non-gun owners. Gun owners who drove with loaded weapons were four times more likely to hop behind the wheel...
  • Best Rifle Scope?

    05/29/2011 1:13:35 PM PDT · by Washi · 66 replies
    FreeRepublic | 5/29/2011 | Washi
    O.K. All of you firearms experts: I had hoped to go to the range today and sight in my new Remington 700 .308. However, the winds here are 20mph with gusts in the 30s. Not conducive to an accurate zero. I also realize that I'm probably going to want to put a better scope on the rifle than the cheap one that it came with. So, what rifle scope would you recommend? What should I look for in a good scope. What should I avoid? What scope, in your opinion, represents the best value for a reasonable price? What tips...
  • Sen. Rand Paul Seeks Gun Exemption in so-called Patriot Act Legislation

    05/23/2011 9:41:01 PM PDT · by nametrader · 10 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Monday, 23 May 2011 18:54
    Gun Owners of America worked with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on legislation to exempt 4473’s (the form all buyers fill out when a gun is purchased from a licensed dealer) from that statute’s broad provisions. Sen. Paul will offer that amendment this week, assuming Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is not able to block the amendment from being offered. Here’s a major concern: Assume the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) goes to the “secret court” (the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or “FISA” court) and argues, without anyone else in the room, that ALL 4473’s should be seized...
  • Considering buying a handgun - any advice?

    05/18/2011 1:23:42 PM PDT · by jda · 133 replies · 1+ views
    I'm looking for advice concerning buying a handgun.
  • New Army Ammo Puts Mean in ‘Green’

    05/11/2011 7:14:14 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 74 replies · 1+ views ^ | May 05, 2011 | Christian Lowe
    ABERDEEN, Md. --- Tell a Soldier he's loading "environmentally friendly" ammo into his M4 mag and he might be skeptical about whether it's as effective as its lead counterpart. But Army officials here say the new M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round -- with its steel core instead of a toxic lead slug -- is far more effective than the current round, doubling the effective range and for the first time giving M4-wielding Joes the ability to penetrate barriers once reserved for higher-caliber rounds. "There's a stigma among Soldiers about something that's 'green,' " said Lt. Col. Jeff Woods, the Army's small...
  • Seeking FReeper Opinion: Is It Safe To 'Dry Fire' Firearms?

    05/10/2011 8:26:46 PM PDT · by KoRn · 66 replies
    FR ^ | 05.10.2011 | KoRn
    Hello all, FR has to be one of the better places I know to ask a question regarding firearms. I was just looking for a definitive answer - Is it safe to 'dry fire' a firearm without doing any harm to the gun? All throughout my growing up, I was told that dry firing a gun was a big 'no - no', with people saying that it would damage the gun. After doing some reading here and there, I've found that this may not be the case, and it's perfectly fine to dry fire a gun without worry. As anyone...
  • 19 arrested on drug and weapons charges in Venice gang sting - (Los Angeles)

    05/04/2011 5:07:42 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 4, 2011 | Andrew Blankstein
    At least 19 people -- many of them alleged Westside gang members -- were arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of firearms and narcotics offenses observed at a Venice storefront run by undercover agents. Agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives carried out "Operation Villainz Ink" with the Los Angeles Police Department, targeting members of the Venice 13, or Venice Trece, gang. “ATF will aggressively pursue these violent gangs that occupy our communities and will continue to work with our partners to ensure that they know we are coming for them,” said John A. Torres, special agent...
  • Acres of guns, annals of agony: NRA makes sure criminals can arm themselves to the teeth (Retch!)

    04/30/2011 10:29:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 1, 2011 | Sally Kalson
    The National Rifle Association has been holding its annual meeting in Pittsburgh for the past few days, heralded with billboards promising "acres of guns and gear." Here's a billboard you didn't see, but would have if the group was honest about its mission to paint even the most sensible gun laws as a step toward tyranny: "The NRA: Because if Richard Poplawski can't have an arsenal, neither can you." Mr. Poplawski, of course, was one of those "law-abiding" citizens whose right to bear arms the NRA claims to be protecting. Unfortunately, he ceased to be law abiding on April 4,...
  • Risks and Benefits of a Gun in the Home

    04/30/2011 7:28:45 AM PDT · by NelsTandberg · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Amer J. Lifestyle Medicine ^ | 2 Feb 2011 | David Hemenway
    Abstract This article summarizes the scientific literature on the health risks and benefits of having a gun in the home for the gun owner and his/her family. For most contemporary Americans, scientific studies indicate that the health risk of a gun in the home is greater than the benefit. The evidence is overwhelming for the fact that a gun in the home is a risk factor for completed suicide and that gun accidents are most likely to occur in homes with guns. There is compelling evidence that a gun in the home is a risk factor for intimidation and for...
  • Mexico Sues U.S. Gun Manufacturers: is Obama behind Calderon's back-door attack on gun rights?

    04/29/2011 9:21:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/29/2011 | Douglas Book
    Not content to pack off millions of miscreants, impoverished or labor-averse citizens to the welcoming, welfare bestowing arms of the United States government, Mexican President Felipe Calderon has decided to hold Americans responsible for his nation’s crime rate as well. On November 2nd, 2010, Calderon retained the New York law firm of Reid, Collins and Tsai to sue American gun manufacturers and dealers for the reputed massive influx of weapons into the otherwise zephyr-swept, Shangri La of Mexico. “We seized more than 90,000 weapons…I am talking like 50,000 assault weapons, AR 15 machine guns, more than 8,000 grenades and almost...
  • Iowa newspaper posts list of pistol permit holders to increase web traffic

    04/22/2011 12:34:17 PM PDT · by Steve495 · 9 replies
    Radio Vice Online ^ | April 22, 2011 | Steve McGough
    This is not new information for those of you in Iowa, but since the Hawkeye State became “shall issue” at the beginning of the year, permit applications are up almost 400 percent and the anti-gun nuts are freaking out. It’s public information, they demand the “right” to know who’s packing. Since I pay a significant amount of tax dollars to the town, state and federal government, I must have “the right” to have provided to me a list of everyone who is receiving food stamps, enrolled in the Housing Choice Voucher Program (aka Section 8), receives subsidized school breakfasts, and/or...
  • Tucson Guns Carrying on UA Campus on UA Campus Lawful

    04/12/2011 8:38:14 AM PDT · by usalady · 1 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 12, 2011 | Martha
    Arizona is among 24 other states that allows colleges and universities to make policies in regard to carrying guns on campus.
  • Project Appleseed April 23 & 24 at Knob Creek Range in Kentucky

    04/10/2011 6:26:30 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Project Appleseed ^ | 4/10/11 | Self
    Source link leads to a clickable map of the US enabling you to find the Appleseed dates and locations nearest you. You can't beat 2 full days of shooting and quality instruction for the money.