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  • Gun-Wielding Drone Plants Trees

    06/02/2020 2:17:17 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 18 replies
    A Canadian startup, Flash Forest, that hopes to [plant trees] by drone. “This industry is ripe for innovation,” said Bryce Jones, the company’s CEO. “With recent developments in lithium ion batteries, the drone industry has been revolutionized with increased payload capacity and flight time. Jones and his team plan to use drones for every step of the reforestation process. That means surveilling target areas, planting seedlings, monitoring growth, and collecting data, all from the air. The planting will use a pneumatic gun on the drone that will fire seed pods into the soil. The drones can hold hundreds of seed...
  • My First Gun

    06/01/2020 8:47:23 AM PDT · by Sharkfish · 96 replies
    Vanity ^ | 6/1/20 | Sharkfish
    Forgive the vanity post (my first ever) but I need advice from Freepers. I have never owned any firearm other than a shotgun for duck hunting. I feel a real need now to own a gun. I'm looking for insight into the type of handgun I should research and test. Remember, it's for a newbie. I intend on getting a Florida concealed carry permit and undergoing training.
  • BGPD: Shots fired in self-defense after car crash on North Sunrise

    05/14/2020 5:18:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    wbko ^ | 11 May, 2020 | Staff
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - On Friday, May 8, Bowling Green Police responded to shots fired complaint in the area of North Sunrise. Multiple officers responded to the area to help after receiving multiple calls.When one officer arrived, he saw two vehicles in the middle of the roadway - a yellow Camaro and a black SUV that had collided in the 1400 block of North Sunrise.Police spoke with the driver of the Camaro, who explained that when he was at a friend's house, an unknown vehicle sped through the area and an unknown male got out.The driver says the unknown...
  • Body camera footage shows fatal police-involved shooting in Montgomery County

    05/12/2020 5:46:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Fox 5 DC ^ | 10 May, 2020 | Fox 5 DC
    WHITE OAK, Md. - Police have released body camera footage of a fatal officer-involved shooting this week in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Police say Sgt. David Cohen shot and killed 30-year-old Finan H. Berhe on Thursday after Berhe lunged at the officer with a knife. Police late Friday released video of the shooting, which happened Thursday evening in the 1500 block of Hadden Manor Court in White Oak:
  • (Alberta Premier)Jason Kenney considers Alberta's own chief firearms officer to replace Trudeau's

    05/02/2020 9:44:07 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 15 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | May1, 2020 | Barrett Wilson
    Jason Kenney is clearly not a fan of Prime Minister Trudeau's new ban of 1,500 firearms. In response, he is considering appointing Alberta's own chief firearms officer to replace the CFO from Ottawa. “In response to today’s announcement from Ottawa, our government is actively considering appointing Alberta’s own chief firearms officer (CFO) to replace the CFO appointed by Ottawa,” said Kenney in a statement. The ban on 1,500 new firearms was announced Friday morning by Trudeau in a press conference. "These weapons were designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to kill the largest number of people in the...
  • Authorities: South Dakota man accidentally shoots Lyon County man in the butt

    04/04/2020 5:49:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | April 2, 2020 | Dolly Butz
    ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa -- A Mitchell, South Dakota, man is facing a misdemeanor firearms charge of accidentally shooting another man in the buttocks early Sunday morning while he was trying to disassemble a 9mm handgun in the victim's Rock Rapids home. Lance Earl Morgan Bryant, 28, is charged with discharging a firearm in city limits, a simple misdemeanor. According to a criminal complaint filed in Lyon County District Court, at 2:15 a.m. Sunday, Lyon County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a man suffering from a single gunshot wound at a residence in the 300 block of South Adams...
  • ‘It’s busier than Black Friday:’ Gun sales boom in San Diego amid fears over coronavirus

    03/23/2020 7:50:30 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | March 23, 2020 | David Hernandez
    Fear of a societal breakdown amid the coronavirus pandemic has triggered a surge in gun sales across San Diego County. Firearm dealers from El Cajon to San Marcos reported last week a massive uptick in sales, saying the demand was being driven by first-time buyers, and was depleting their stock of guns and ammunition. “It’s busier than Black Friday all day long,” SoCal Gun employee Patrick Jones said Wednesday. He added that the wave of sales at the Kearny Mesa store was unprecedented. An employee at the door allowed no more than 20 customers inside at a time. “It’s just...
  • Baltimore Mayor Begs Residents To Stop Shooting Each Other So Hospital Beds Can Be Used For Coronavirus Patients

    03/18/2020 1:56:27 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 34 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 3/18/2020 | CBS Baltimore
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Mayor Jack Young urged residents to put down their guns and heed orders to stay home after multiple people were shot Tuesday night amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Young said hospital beds are needed to treat positive COVID-19 patients and not for senseless violence. Seven people were shot Tuesday night in the Madison Park neighborhood, as Baltimore reported its fifth positive coronavirus case Wednesday.
  • Virginia House Of Delegates Passes Gun Ban, Seizure Bill

    02/11/2020 2:56:19 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/11/20 | William Davis
    The Virginia House of Delegates passed a package of gun control proposals Tuesday on a near party line vote.The proposal passed the House 51-48, with all Republicans, and several Democrats voting against the bill. The legislation includes a ban on the sale of several firearms defined as “assault weapons,” including the popular AR-15. (RELATED: The Virginia Legislature Is Pondering Confiscation. These Sanctuary Counties Are Ready To Fight Back)  Virginia residents who currently own these types of firearms will not be forced to participate in a mandatory buyback program as had initially been considered by state Democrats. However, the bill gives the state government the authority to...
  • Delaware’s Attack on 2A: A Ban on Making Your Own Gun

    01/29/2020 3:43:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 27 January, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    3D Printed Gun Hysteria Individuals have been making their own firearms for the entire history of the United States and before. Homemade guns are not as popular as factory-made guns, because factory-made guns are easily and cheaply available in the United States. The Second Amendment has guaranteed that right.It is a part of the right to keep and bear arms to be able to procure arms. A basic and fundamental way to procure arms is to make your own. Most home manufacture of firearms is for hobby or experimental purposes, although considerable homemade guns are produced in localities with extreme...
  • Watch: Gov. Northam declares temporary emergency banning all weapons from Capitol grounds

    01/15/2020 2:08:15 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 91 replies ^ | JANUARY 14, 2020
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a temporary emergency Wednesday banning all weapons, including guns, from Capitol Square ahead of a massive rally planned next week over gun rights. Emergency Declared: Governor bans weapons at Virginia State Capitol ( 07:51 ) The news came Tuesday night according to two state officials who were briefed on the plans but not authorized to speak publicly about them. One official says the Democratic governor announced the plans because of credible threats of potential violence and extremism. This comes days after lawmakers voted to ban firearms at the Capitol, saying the move was needed...
  • An Overlooked Danger: School Shootings After Hours

    01/13/2020 5:13:04 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    NYT ^ | Jan. 6, 2020 | Mitch Smith and Denise LuJan
    Jarvis Murphy tried to get away. He joined a fleeing crowd, heard gunshots echo on the stadium concourse, felt a bullet pierce the ground a few inches from his left shoe. He kept running — toward the exit, toward his car, willing himself forward even as he got a jolt in one leg, then the other. Outside the stadium, Mr. Murphy fell to the ground. When he rolled up his jeans, he found a gunshot wound below each knee. And the worst pain he had experienced in his 18 years. “I was scared. I was really scared,” said Mr. Murphy,...
  • What is "Gun Registration"?

    01/02/2020 2:22:54 PM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 48 replies
    My fertile mind | today | Fightin Kentuckian
    There is confusion about what constitutes “gun registration” I hope to clear up that confusion. A lot of people wrongfully believe that when you go to a gun store to purchase a firearm and you fill out the ATF Form 4473 for the background check, that this constitutes a “gun registration”. This is not a gun registration, this is a background check to verify that you are legally allowed to possess a firearm. Let me explain. On the first page of the 4473 under Section A, you write your personal information and answer questions such as, have you ever been...
  • Is Appendix Carry Safer than a Side Carry?

    12/30/2019 9:35:29 AM PST · by w1n1 · 40 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/30/2019 | R Pincus
    There are groups of gun enthusiasts that love to appendix carry while another group of shooters thinks its a safety hazard. This group thinks an accidental discharge can occur while you're drawing the pistol as the line of sight is toward the pelvic area. Rob Pincus explains one advantage that appendix carry shine is keeping your weapon in front while drawing and displaying. Where as the side holstered there is more required motion with your arms to get the handgun un-holstered and on target. With appendix carry positioned its very easy to go to your weapon and puts your body...
  • Uber Driver Assaulted Shoots Perp

    12/24/2019 3:54:08 PM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 9 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 24, 2019 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazetter
    An Uber driver who said he was being choked from behind by one of his passengers as they tussled outside the vehicle in South Oakland early Tuesday drew his handgun, reached behind his head and shot his assailant, grazing him, police said. That shot allowed Andrew Farkosh to get away from Phillip Pesano and his three friends, who had assaulted the driver and tried to steal his car keys, according to a criminal complaint. Mr. Farkosh ran into a Sunoco station at Craft and Forbes avenues. When Pittsburgh police arrived on the scene around 1:49 a.m., they found Mr. Pesano...
  • 'The law is the law': Virginia Democrats float prosecution, National Guard deployment if police don't enforce gun control

    12/12/2019 10:45:37 AM PST · by 2banana · 128 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 11, 2019 | Kerry Picket
    Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill say local police who do not enforce gun control measures likely to pass in Virginia should face prosecution and even threats of the National Guard. After November's Virginia Legislature elections that led to Democrats taking control of both chambers, the gun control legislation proposed by some Democrats moved forward, including universal background checks, an assault weapons” ban, and a red flag law. Legal firearm owners in the state, however, joined with their sheriffs to form Second Amendment sanctuary counties, which declare the authorities in these municipalities uphold the Second Amendment in the face of any...
  • 2 active shooters in one week prompt questions about military bases’ ban on firearms

    12/08/2019 8:50:24 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    ap ^ | December 6, 2019
    Two mass shootings at U.S. military installations in one week, including one in which the perpetrator was a foreign national, have prompted questions over firearm use on American bases. .... To have two shootings clustered one after another on military bases is unusual. In the past two decades, there have only been about seven other active shootings on bases; the deadliest was a November 2009 shooting spree in Fort Hood, Texas, which killed 13 and injured 32. ... Government-issued firearms are locked in an arms room on base and only distributed when they are needed for training ,... This regulation...
  • All For Naught? Supreme Court Indicates Gun Case May Be Moot

    12/02/2019 8:18:21 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    NPR ^ | December 2, 2019 | Nina Totenberg
    For the first time in 10 years, the U.S. Supreme Court has heard a major gun-rights case. But the drumroll of anticipation seemed to fade, as the debate in the high court Monday focused almost exclusively on whether the case should be dismissed as moot. At issue was a New York law that allowed New York City residents to have a permit for a gun at home but barred them from transporting the gun elsewhere except to seven New York City shooting ranges. Three handgun owners who had such "premises licenses" challenged the law as a violation of their Second...
  • Miami Man In Van Guns Down AK-47 Wielding Robber Because He Didn’t Want ‘To Go Out Like A Punk’

    11/26/2019 1:22:46 PM PST · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | By Peter D'Oench November 25, 2019 at 5:37 pm
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A 60-Year-old Miami man said he was forced to shoot and kill a gunman who had broken in to his van early Monday morning in an attempt to rob him of his jewelry. “The guy I killed last night, he put an AK-47 to my damn face,” said Donovan Stewart. Stewart told CBS4’S Peter D’Oench that he had to act quickly because he was worried about the safety of his 11-year-old son and girlfriend who were in the van with him. “I am from Kingstontown in Jamaica,” he said, “and I am not going to go out...
  • Stag Arms rifle manufacturer moving to Wyoming (from Connecticut)

    11/21/2019 1:09:13 PM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    Pinedale ^ | 11/19/19
    Gun maker Stag Arms has announced on November 18, 2019, it is moving all its operations from Connecticut to Wyoming. Connecticut passed stricter gun laws after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The AR-15 rifle maker had announced in June that it would be leaving Connecticut for somewhere else that is more business friendly. It plans to be relocated to Cheyenne by the end of the year. The company said in a statement on November 18th, "Not only is Wyoming an incredibly hospitable place to do business, it is also a top destination for outdoor recreation,...