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  • WATCH: Broadway Stars Lead Tribute To Gun Victims At DNC

    07/28/2016 9:40:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Dozens of Broadway’s biggest stars joined together onstage at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday to perform the classic tune “What the World Needs Now Is Love” in tribute to victims of gun violence.
  • AR-15 vs Mini-14

    07/27/2016 1:12:46 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 70 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/27/2016 | J Hines
    Depending on what the AR's or Mini's are used for, we can all agree that the AR's is better for most situations. (SHTF, home defense, hunting, etc..) But, if we talk talk about the costs to have either a low end or tricked out piece of hardware, I guess the discussions can go on almost forever with the die hard AR’s and Mini-14 folks. Or, better yet which one is most accurate? Here's what some are saying from Reddit and AR15Forum:Poison_Tequila: the truth is a little different. An AR can be picky or reliable, a mini is probably more accurate...
  • Kesha At Democrat Rally: We Decide Who Gets (bleeping) Weapons

    07/27/2016 10:48:55 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 72 replies
    <p>Pop singer Kesha is pushing gun control, saying no one can “control every single person” but “we can control…who we give the f**king weapons to.”</p>
  • Gunman gets shot by Pokemon Go

    07/25/2016 5:14:55 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    News Advance ^ | July 25, 2016 | AP
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman and his underage driver tried to rob a group of people playing the popular Pokemon Go game, triggering a shootout after one of the players pulled out his own weapon at a Las Vegas park that has become a hot spot for virtual creature hunting. The incident early Monday marked the latest illustration of unintended consequences in everyday life due to the booming popularity of the GPS-powered "augmented reality" game.
  • Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co.

    07/25/2016 7:50:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Academia.org ^ | July 25, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co. July 25, 2016, Malcolm A. Kline The media and academia may regard them as a source of multicultural wisdom but local police have to look at what groups like Black Lives Matter actually do. “The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows, and other family members of Police Officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit, and not implied racism and ‘being on duty in blue,’” John J. McNesby, President of...
  • Restless Heart [charismatic Caucus]

    07/25/2016 7:15:55 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-25-16 | Jesus The Author and finisher of our faith
    First and for most as Creator of your heart I am the mentor you seek as to how to walk in loving kindness for this "IS" your heartbeat. So any time your heart seems out of sorts truly it is because you have left this foundation to walk in un-forgiveness or judgment of another heart that I created to walk in this very thing the commandment to love me first and others in this very same manner for I am Judge and Savior not man, woman or child . Therefore guard your heart by living in My love but to...
  • Germany's stringent gun ownership rules

    07/24/2016 4:23:44 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 23, 2016 | Reuters
    BERLIN/FRANKFURT, July 23 (Reuters) - An 18-year-old German-Iranian believed to have acted alone killed nine people in a shooting spree with a pistol at a busy shopping center in Munich on Friday evening. Here are some facts about acquiring and owning a gun in Germany. 1. Germany has some of the "most stringent" rules around gun control in Europe, according to the U.S. Library of Congress. 2. To own a gun in Germany, it is necessary to obtain a weapon license for which applicants must generally be at least 18 years old and show they have they have a reason...
  • How Tim Kaine’s Record on Guns Helps With Women Voters

    07/24/2016 6:47:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 23, 2016 | Philip Elliott
    When Hillary Clinton introduced her running mate to the nation, it was remarkable what topic got the crowd most excited: gun rights. Just the mention of the National Rifle Association Saturday prompted the room in Miami into a roar. At Brooklyn headquarters, aides smiled. This was, after all, the fight they wanted. Please, some thought, keep talking about guns. It was a fight that strategists saw as an upside: it calmed progressives’ furor over Kaine, seen in some circles as too moderate for a party still overcoming a passionate swoon with Bernie Sanders. And the subject of guns has a...
  • Tim Kaine: Ban 15-Round 'Clips,' Hold Gun Dealers Liable for Misuse of Firearms

    07/23/2016 7:41:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 22, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On July 22 Hillary Clinton announced Tim Kaine as her running mate. Kaine is a Democrat Senator from Virginia who supports a ban on 15-round "clips" and "assault weapons," and who wants to enact a law to hold gun dealers liable for the misuse of firearms. During the June 26 airing of Meet the Press, Kaine told Chuck Todd that he voted for an "assault weapons" ban before and "would likely vote for it again." But he stressed that he believes "limitations on the size of magazines and ammunition clips" is the first step to take.
  • What is it like to fire a Daisy BB gun?

    07/22/2016 6:37:43 PM PDT · by xzins · 100 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 6/17/2016 | Komissar al-Blogunov
    What's it like to fire a Daisy BB gun? It's an experience I'll never forget. Everybody knows BB guns are scary looking and ought to be banned, but I thought I would try to shoot one without any preconceived notions. What I encountered changed me forever. I took a deep breath and determined to enter a Wal-Mart. A "greeter" met me with, "Howdy, welcome to Wal-Mart." I'm from the north. We don't say "Howdy". I sneer back at the microaggression and strain to hold back tears of rage. Barely controlling myself, I asked where I could find a BB gun....
  • Tactical Use of the AR-15

    07/21/2016 11:55:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/21/2016 | J Hines
    Everybody has an AR because of its reliability, durability and flexibility. Besides owning a shotgun an AR is the next best thing for a home defense. This video highlights Richard Nance (GunsandAmmo Editor) and Dave Spaulding (Handgun Combatives) discussing tactics and techniques using an AR-15 which any lawful citizen can learn. They talk about best ways to enter and clear a room while not extending your AR out there. But if you do there are some weapon retention methods that can be used to retain your AR. See the video here. How bout you all, do you use your AR-15...
  • Black therapist with hands up shot by cops while helping patient

    07/21/2016 9:21:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 84 replies
    nypost.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Joe Tacopino
    Cops in Florida shot and wounded an African-American behavioral therapist lying in the street with his hands raised next to a troubled autistic man whom he was trying to help, according to the victim’s account and a disturbing video of the incident. Charles Kinsey can be seen and heard pleading with the North Miami officers that their weapons were not necessary, and that the autistic man was carrying only a toy truck, according to WSVN-TV. “When I went to the ground, I’m going to the ground just like this here with my hands up,” Kinsey told the station from his...
  • BREAKING: Massachusetts Attorney General Bans Sales of All New "Assault Weapons" As of Today

    07/20/2016 3:25:35 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Truth About Guns ^ | July 20, 2016 | Robert Farago
    After the usual "assault rifles" are "weapon of war" used by "mass murderers" anti-AR agitprop, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey dropped this bombshell at The Boston Globe. The Massachusetts assault weapons ban mirrors the federal ban Congress allowed to expire in 2004. It prohibits the sale of specific weapons like the Colt AR-15 and AK-47 and explicitly bans "copies or duplicates" of those weapons. But gun manufacturers have taken it upon themselves to define what a "copy" or "duplicate" weapon is. They market "state compliant" copycat versions of their assault weapons to Massachusetts buyers. They sell guns without a flash...
  • Gavin Newsom :“Easier to get a gun than a happy meal in California.”

    07/20/2016 2:47:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 19, 2016
    On July 19, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom tweeted that it is “easier to get a gun than a happy meal in California.” He based this statement on an earlier claim that there are twice as many gun dealers as McDonald’s restaurants in California. However, he overlooked that McDonald’s restaurants are not required to observe a ten-day waiting period on burger or fry purchases; gun sellers are.
  • Gun Seller Says His Bank Demands ‘Ridiculous’ Information. He Blames Operation Choke Point.

    07/20/2016 5:36:16 AM PDT · by milton23 · 17 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/19/2016 | Kelsey Harkness
    A firearms dealer in North Carolina said his bank asked him to reveal “ridiculous and somewhat illegal” information about his business and its customers after the June 12 terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, and he believes a secretive Justice Department program is to blame. Luke Lichterman, owner of Hunting and Defense in Tryon, North Carolina, said his bank told him he couldn’t use its services without completing an “addendum” supplying details about his business. “It all comes back to the Obama administration and Operation Choke Point, the ‘undesirable businesses’ thing,” Lichterman told The Daily Signal. “Something like that from the...
  • Flatten a monster Boar with a .300 Mag

    07/19/2016 7:59:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/19/2016 | J McAdams
    Longtime hog nemesis Brian "Pigman" Quaca shows off his new toy from Savage Arms a .300 Win Mag by flattening a 270+ pound wild boar on this hunt. This video highlights the action, though the video clip doesn’t show it, Pigman was actually busy playing on his phone and didn't notice the hog come out at first (we've all been there before, right?). Fortunately for him, the camera guy was on his game and got his attention. At that point, it was just a matter of putting his round on target, which he did like a true professional using his...
  • Gun control push - July 15, 2016 notes

    07/18/2016 6:32:10 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 6 replies
    CAN-DO-USA ^ | July 18, 2016 | Steve Schulin, America's Party
    Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH-03) ... touts a bill, H.R. 1217, which is titled "The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act", which she says "would expand the existing background check system to cover all commercial firearm sales." ... She then touts another bill, H.R. 1076, which is titled "Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act", and is also known as "No Fly, No Buy". She says this bill "would allow the FBI to block gun sales to people on the terrorist watch list."... She then touts another bill, H.R. 3051, which is titled "Background Check Completion Act". She...
  • 'Chicago Sun-Times' Tries to Lecture Cleveland on Gun Violence

    07/15/2016 3:40:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 15, 2016 | Tom Knighton
    The news reports coming out of Chicago indicate that the Windy City is more of a war zone than most of the United States. There's a reason some folks like to call it Chiraq, after all. It's downright ugly.However, that's not going to stop the editorial board of the Chicago Sun-Times from lecturing Cleveland on the dangers of gun violence as the Ohio city is about to play host to the Republican National Convention. On the streets outside a national political convention, citizens should have the right to give thundering voice to issues they care about. But how free will...
  • French Terror Suspect Named As Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, A "Well-Known" Tunisian Criminal

    07/15/2016 4:34:43 AM PDT · by blueyon · 59 replies
    UK Telegraph via zerohedge ^ | 7/15/16 | UK Telegraph posted on zerohedge by Tyler Durden
    Now that the initial shock of the Nice Bastille Day terror attack which claimed at least 84 lives has passed, and the investigation into the causes and motives behind the latest tragic mass killing has begun. Earlier this morning it was revealed that the driver of the truck used to attack Bastille Day celebrations in Nice has been named in local reports as 31-year-old delivery driver Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a Tunisian criminal, who is reported to be a French passport holder, and well-known to the police. According to newspaper Nice-Matin, quoted by the Telegraph, the identity of the driver of...
  • Texas Waffle House robber armed with AK-47 shot by customer carrying licensed handgun

    07/15/2016 5:02:06 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 40 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 7/15/16 | Adam Shrier
    Texas Waffle House robber armed with AK-47 shot by customer carrying licensed handgun A man armed with an AK-47 robbed several customers at a Dallas-area Waffle House before he was shot in the restaurant parking lot by a man carrying a licensed handgun, police said. The suspected robber, Antoine Devon Cooper, 26, entered the Waffle House in Desoto at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, July 7, police said in a news release. After allegedly holding up several customers, Cooper exited the restaurant. A customer armed with a pistol—worried because his wife was headed to the restaurant—followed Cooper outside and called out to...
  • Shotguns to be removed from Chicago Police

    07/14/2016 3:10:43 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Thursday, July 14, 2016 Bye Bye Shotguns? An interesting missive out of the Chief of Patrol's Office this week: Commencing the week of 18 July 2016 through 22 July 2016, there will be a District shotgun and ammunition turn-in. The purpose of this weapon turn-in is to collect the shotguns, reconcile the inventory and later repurpose the weapons if necessary. [emphasis added - SCC] There's an attached matrix for every district and unit to bring the shotguns in - and the Districts may not get them back. One of the more versatile weapons in the Department inventory is being removed...
  • .44 Russian A Stubby, But Accurate Load

    07/14/2016 10:10:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/14/2016 | Mike Nesbitt
    The .44 Smith & Wesson Russian is a rather stubby little cartridge. It has an overall cartridge length that is just a bit shorter than a Sharps .45-caliber paper-patched 550-grain bullet, but its performance outshines its size. In recent years cowboy-action shooters have brought new life to this fine old load. One attraction for me is shooting blackpowder revolvers and lever-action rifles from the 1870s. Of course for me, shooting those guns is rather restricted to using the newly-made copies. Regarding revolvers – which we’ll concentrate on for the rest of this short tale – my guns are mostly second-...
  • Watch out you're now the hunted

    07/14/2016 9:25:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/14/2016 | M Alpert
    This hunter makes a last minute shot to save his life in this heart-pounding lion encounter video. When you mess with the King of the Beasts, you should expect danger—a lot of danger. In the video, a team of South African lion hunters have shot and wounded a male lion, but it disappears from their sight. What they don’t realize is that the lion is circling them, looking to counterattack, see the video here.
  • Lawmaker: Second Amendment Applies to Muskets, So Eliminate Assault Weapons

    07/14/2016 8:41:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 126 replies
    Pajama Media ^ | July 13, 2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.C.) joined other Democrats to call for the reinstatement of the federal assault weapons ban, arguing that the Second Amendment only applies to muskets. “This is something as a non-lawyer that I have had trouble with from the very beginning. When the framers of our Constitution considered the Second Amendment, they were talking about muskets,” Coleman said during a news conference outside of the Capitol Building on Tuesday.
  • Gun Review: Keystone Adds Rounds With 722

    07/13/2016 12:41:46 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/13/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Keystone Arms has long been known for single-shot .22-caliber bolt-actions for kids. Last year, they introduced a very unique repeater bolt action, which was released during the rimfire-ammunition shortage that happened not long ago. This gun came out with no fanfare and made very little impression in the gun industry. The Model 722, named for its seven-shot capacity and caliber, comes in three variants: the simple $262 Sporter, the more refined $315 Classic and the $340 heavy-barreled Varmint. They share all parts except the barrel and stock. THE SEVEN-SHOT MAGAZINE is genius. The thick stainless-steel lips are smooth to the...
  • Open Carry in Dallas

    07/13/2016 8:41:14 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7-13-16 | Unkown
  • When Persuasion Turns Deadly

    07/12/2016 8:06:59 PM PDT · by Ellendra · 24 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | 7-11-2016 | Scott Adams
    Some of you watched with amusement as I endorsed Hillary Clinton for my personal safety. What you might not know is that I was completely serious. I was getting a lot of direct and indirect death threats for writing about Trump’s powers of persuasion, and I made all of that go away by endorsing Clinton. People don’t care why I am on their side. They only care that I am. You might have found it funny that I endorsed Clinton for my personal safety. But it was only funny by coincidence. I did it for personal safety, and apparently it...
  • Revisiting A Crazy Conspiracy Novel: Behold A Pale Horse

    07/11/2016 6:43:49 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 22 replies
    Poletical ^ | July 2nd, 2016 | T. Carter
    A neighbor of mine, who once considered himself a Bernie supporter, handed me a copy of the book after I expressed some curiosity and told him that I read some of it online. The book talks about everything from government engineered diseases to extraterrestrial conspiracies, most of which is complete nonsense, but some that also rings eerily accurate in 2016. I'm not willing to do more than brush Cooper's book off as coincidental rubbish – which I really think it is – but I find myself compelled to share the passages and moments from the book that struck me the...
  • House GOP to punt gun bill [To Stop Gun Bills Simply Add rider :Deport Non Citizens on No Fly List!)

    07/11/2016 5:26:53 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11,2016 | Scott Wong
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his GOP leadership team on Monday decided to punt on any gun-related legislation until after the long summer recess. The latest shootings across the country led Republican leaders to believe that debating and voting on contentious gun control bills now would only inflame an already violent situation. The decision means the House, which has been wrestling with gun control legislation for weeks, will not consider bills to prevent suspected terrorists from obtaining guns until at least after its seven-week recess, which is set to begin at the end of this week.
  • Police: Man shot by Chicago cop answering call of someone threatening suicide

    07/11/2016 7:16:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 10, 2016 | Megan Crepeau
    Police: Man shot by Chicago cop answering call of someone threatening suicide Megan Crepeau Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune A Chicago police officer shot a man in the leg in Calumet Heights on the South Side early Sunday after getting a call from someone threatening suicide, authorities said. Just before 1:10 a.m., a person called 911 saying he was in a second-floor apartment in the 1800 block of East 87th Street and was going to kill himself, a source said. The caller said he had a 9mm handgun, according to the source. About 1:15 a.m., police arrived to assist with the...
  • Texas Open-Carry Laws Blurred Lines Between Suspects and Marchers

    07/10/2016 9:33:24 PM PDT · by Theoria · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 July 2016 | MANNY FERNANDEZ, ALAN BLINDER and DAVID MONTGOMERY
    As a demonstration against police shootings made its way downtown here on Thursday, it differed from others around the country in one startling way: Twenty to 30 of the marchers showed up with AR-15s and other types of military-style rifles and wore them openly, with the straps slung across their shoulders and backs. In Texas, it was not only legal. It was commonplace. The state has long been a bastion of pro-gun sentiment and the kind of place where both Democrats and Republicans openly talk about the guns they own and carry, on their person, in their vehicles, at their...
  • Americans urged to 'buy a gun, get trained, carry it always'

    07/09/2016 6:15:09 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/9/16 | Paul Bedard
    Calls for strict gun control following a deadly week in America come despite new statistics that show gun deaths plummeting as sales of firearms soar. According to the industry's trade group, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, homicides by gun have dropped 43 percent since 1991. Other crime with a gun such as robberies have decreased even more, by 70 percent since 1993. In a graphic display of the numbers, NSSF also showed that unintentional deaths with a gun have dropped 82 percent. Along the way, gun sales have soared to 140 million a year. And 41 percent of Americans say...
  • Joakim Noah on banning guns, ‘Warrior’ Tebow and a Knicks title

    07/09/2016 4:39:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 9, 2016 | Steve Serby
    New Knicks big man Joakim Noah blocked out some time for some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. [cut] Q: If you were president of the United States, you would … A: I would make it illegal to buy guns. Q: What are your views on what’s been happening this past week? A: This past week? … This past decade? Or this past … forever? My views haven’t really changed much. It’s just very sad what’s going on in this country. Not just the police brutality, that’s getting a lot of the headlines right now, but just kids killing kids,...
  • In Poland, Obama says an abundance of guns helps fuel tensions in America

    07/09/2016 4:13:47 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 9 | Greg Jaffe and Michael Birnbaum
    After a crushing week of attacks, protests and anger, President Obama touched on the values that unite Americans before diving headlong into the debate over guns, one of the most divisive issues of his presidency. The president, speaking on Saturday at the NATO summit here, suggested that the licensed gun in the car of Philando Castile, who was shot by police in Minnesota during a routine traffic stop, had contributed to the tragedy there. Castile died as his girlfriend live-streamed video of him bleeding to death while an armed police officer stood a few feet away. “We don’t know what...
  • "I shot him as much as I could" survivor has book out: "Armed Survivor" Free on Kindle

    07/09/2016 8:31:15 AM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 36 replies
    Amazon ^ | 07-09-16 | Christine Hand-Gonzales
    On May 11, 2011 I received the following email from a friend and fellow Freeper: Here's what our daughter and son in law woke up to this morning - not to mention what the neighbor woke up to.. You shooters in the crowd will be glad to know that this neighbor of R and P - gal living alone - shot and killed the guy with 10 of 11 shots fired from a .22 and was reaching for her .38 when she ran out of bullets in the .22 and the guy left the same way he got in -...
  • Antique SKS rifle used by Dallas Killer (No Ar-15 used)

    07/09/2016 4:35:43 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 232 replies
    https://thearmsguide.com/8805/sks-used-dallas-killer/ ^ | Published on July 9th, 2016 | by Mark Miller
    Initial reports from Dallas described multiple snipers with AR-15s #weaponsofwar. The ongoing propaganda theme among the tabloids is that the AR-15 has become the weapon of choice for terrorists and mass shooters. It turns out that the terrorist in Dallas question used an antique, the SKS, (according to CBS News) but the facts never keep the press from a good propaganda theme. The SKS was designed in the 40’s in Russia. It is such a basic rifle that it is legal in California with no modification. With its fixed ten round magazine, the SKS is everything that the gun haters...
  • Dallas: Black Man Falsely Placed in Grave Danger for Exercising his Second Amendment Rights

    07/08/2016 3:55:11 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 46 replies
    Vanity | July 8, 2016 | Behind the Blue Wall
    Understandably buried in the avalanche of news coming out of Dallas is the story of Mark Hughes, an attendee at the rally, who was falsely singled out as the original suspect in the sniper killings because he was seen at the rally openly carrying a weapon. Original Dallas PD Tweet: https://www.google.com/search?q=mark+hughes+dallas+pd+tweet&espv=2&biw=1600&bih=775&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjbuLLM-eTNAhXMo5QKHVPhAnQQ_AUIBygC#imgrc=5pfDkS9uXyFUSM%3A One can only imagine the degree of danger that this tweet put Mr. Hughes in, and luckily for him, he was both smart enough to think to immediately turn over his gun and then himself to the authorities and he was lucky enough to encounter police officers who managed...
  • Authorities: Tennessee highway gunman motivated by police shootings

    07/08/2016 1:10:51 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 8, 2016
    Authorities: Tennessee highway gunman motivated by police shootings A man accused of shooting indiscriminately at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway told investigators he was angry about police violence against African-Americans, authorities said Friday. One woman died and three others, including one police officer, were injured in the rampage. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that initial conversations with the suspect, 37-year-old Lakeem Keon Scott, revealed he was troubled by several incidents across the U.S. Scott, who is black, was wounded in the shootout with police, remains hospitalized and has not yet been charged....
  • Why Gun Control Can’t Be Solved in the USA "Republicans are using guns to defend against Democrats."

    07/08/2016 12:50:12 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 16 replies
    blog.dilbert.com ^ | June 22nd, 2016 @ 9:17am | Scott Adams
    SCOTT ADAMS' BLOG Why Gun Control Can’t Be Solved in the USA Posted June 22nd, 2016 @ 9:17am in #Trump #clinton2016 On average, Democrats (that’s my team*) use guns for shooting the innocent. We call that crime.On average, Republicans use guns for sporting purposes and self-defense.If you don’t believe me, you can check the statistics on the Internet that don’t exist. At least I couldn’t find any that looked credible. But we do know that race and poverty are correlated. And we know that poverty and crime are correlated. And we know that race and political affiliation are correlated. Therefore,...
  • Noveske - Back with a Bang

    07/08/2016 9:24:59 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/8/2016 | Troy Taysom
    The AR-15 is arguably the most popular rifle platform ever. It has been around since the late 1950s when it was created by Armalite. AR actually stands for Armalite rifle, and I can only imagine that their designers, back in 1959, had no idea they would create a platform that would transcend the civilian gun market place. When it first appeared it was chambered for .223/5.56, but today one can find calibers from .22LR all the way up to .50 Beowulf. With all of the options out there, building one’s own rifle has also become a popular pastime, because no...
  • Bear Defense Carry - what do you carry?

    07/08/2016 8:33:02 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 61 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 7/8/2016 | C Cocoles
    Many hunters have talked about what to carry for bear defense while out in the woods. Here are some conversations on 1911forum and Reddit. BPHORSEGUY: There have been increasing small bear sightings in my and my dogs hiking area. I am considering carry a .45ACP instead of my 9mm and solids instead of HP. magazineman: I'd guess .44 mag or better. + running shoes. But for your purposes I'd see what handgun bear hunters use. I'd be surprised if 9mm or .45 were on the menu for that job. Big revolvers are probably the preferred item. AtheistInfantry: As a life...
  • CNN In Texas, 1 million people have handgun permits

    07/08/2016 7:51:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | July 8, 2016 | Sheena McKenzie, CNN
    In Texas, 1 million people have handgun permits Sheena McKenzie At a protest against police violence in Dallas, a young man wanders the streets with a gun casually slung over his shoulder. The hefty weapon hangs all the way from his hip to his ankle, apparently barely raising the eyebrows of passersby. A few hours after the Dallas shooting, local police posted a photo of the man on Twitter, saying: "This is one of our suspects. Please help us find him!" Videos later emerged online purportedly showing the man peacefully walking in the crowd during the shooting. The original tweet...
  • Anarchy explodes in Dallas

    07/08/2016 5:19:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/16 | Judi McLeod
    <p>Special: "Cocktail" Drink Could Finally Be The “Fuck tha (sic) Police”</p>
  • JUST IN: #Dallas shooting suspect, ID'd as Micah Johnson

    07/08/2016 7:29:47 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 122 replies
    CBS ^ | 07/08/16 | staff
    JUST IN: #Dallas shooting suspect, killed during police standoff, ID'd as Micah Johnson
  • Portuguese Homemade Revolver uses Homemade Cartridges

    07/08/2016 4:58:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    This image from homemadeguns.wordpress.com appears to be from a Portugese  police agency.  Shotgun shells are often used for the clandestine manufacture of pistol ammunition.  It many countries it is much easier to obtain shotgun shells than pistol or rifle ammunition.  In countries where severe restrictions on the private ownership of firearms have been imposed, shotguns are the least restricted.  In the extremely restrictive Soviet Union, shotgun cartridges were relatively available.  In England, the easiest firearm license to obtain is the shotgun license, as it is in Japan. With a source of shotgun cartridges, you have everything you need to...
  • The Second Amendment was never meant for black people

    The National Rifle Association is often eager to jump into heated debates about guns. In case after case and lawsuit after lawsuit, they have rushed to get involved—usually when people are defending their concealed carry and open carry gun rights. Those people are very often white. Yet the NRA has been silent in the wake of Wednesday’s police killing of Philando Castile, a black man who was also a licensed concealed carrier of a gun, even though his legal right to a weapon played a key role in his death. “He’s licensed, he’s carrying, so he’s licensed to carry,” Castile’s...
  • Chicago crosses 2,000 shooting victims this year

    07/07/2016 4:04:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/5/16 | John Newsome
    A war among criminals rages on in America's third-largest city, with innocent residents caught in the crossfire. Over the holiday weekend, Chicago passed an ominous threshold: So far in 2016, 2,000 people have been victims of gun violence. In all of last year, 2,988 people were victims of gun violence, according to records kept by The Chicago Tribune.
  • Chicago Criminals’ Favorite Gunmakers: A Visual Ranking

    07/07/2016 8:31:11 AM PDT · by granada · 57 replies
    The Trace ^ | January 6, 2016 | SARAH KOLLMORGEN
    Despite having some of the toughest gun regulations of any city in the country, Chicago continues to record thousands of shootings per year. As President Obama has pointed out, that isn’t a failing of the city’s gun laws. The problem is that most of the guns used in crimes in Chicago come from neighboring states with lax gun laws. A study released last year by the city found that almost 60 percent of firearms recovered at Chicago crime scenes were first bought in states that do not require background checks for Internet or gun show sales, like neighboring Indiana and...
  • Gun Review: the lighter side of Sig P22

    07/07/2016 8:31:01 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/7/2016 | Tom Claycomb
    At first glance the SIG P226 air pistol could be mixed up with the SIG P226, which comes in 9mm and .40 caliber, which is a pistol preferred by elite military forces around the world. I can see how their airgun could be used for training purposes and you could do a lot of inexpensive training with a pistol that so closely resembles your real one. The P226 air pistol uses a conventional size 12-gram Co2 canister, which slips into the back of the grip. The magazine pops out of the bottom the same way it would on any modern...
  • Can Anyone verify the truth of this graphic? [Gun Control Debate]

    07/06/2016 2:53:28 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    7/6/16 | sff
    Just saw this graphic, but want to throw it out to people smarter than me. Is it accurate? Looks right, but want to know before I begin using it in a prolific way.