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  • More Ugly Guns

    08/13/2018 5:13:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/13/2018 | J Hines
    Most guns were made to be a functional piece of firearms as a duty weapon or as part of the everyday carry. However, there are some handguns in the past that never really worked out. Yes, it goes bang but the cosmetic and its purpose was just horrible. Anyways, there’s probably over hundreds of firearms out there from various countries from the past that we haven’t seen yet, but here’s another of our ugly list of guns. The Deer Gun Another war time liberator pistol, this one may be the only 20th century handgun even more ridiculous-looking than the FP-45....
  • 2 Dead, 18 Wounded in Chicago-Area Gun Violence

    08/12/2018 7:12:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | August 11, 2018
    2 Dead, 18 Wounded in Chicago-Area Gun Violence Published at 8:44 AM CDT on Aug 11, 2018 | Updated at 9:15 AM CDT on Aug 11, 2018 Chicago gun violence left two people dead Saturday and at least 18 others wounded, including a woman killed in a domestic dispute with someone. The most recent incident ocurring Saturday morning in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. A 25-year-old man was wounded in a shooting at about 1:55 a.m. in the 4000 block of West Grenshaw, according to Chicago police. Officials say he was standing outside when two people began firing...
  • Trump Era July NICS Continues Trend of 2018 as Second Highest Year on Record

    08/11/2018 4:39:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The National Instant background Check System, NICS continues to record near record numbers for July of 2018. During the 2016 election cycle, the fear of a Hillary Clinton presidency pushed gun sales and, correspondingly, NICS background checks to an all time record high. Many people thought the sales and NICS checks would tumble once President Trump was elected. But sales and NICS only fell back a small amount. 2017 was the second highest year on record for NICS checks. Over half way through 2018, the 2018 NICS checks are trending higher than those in 2017. The July, 2018 NICS...
  • Ugly Guns of the Past

    08/09/2018 4:57:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/9/2018 | M Rothschild
    Not sure if these were the result of poor design, lack of materials, or sheer necessity, some firearms and guns are just ugly. Many early automatic weapons and pistols were designed without a complete understanding of what works, leading to strange and ugly guns that barely worked. Desperate times during World War II led to a need for cheap, easily made firearms, and there wasn’t time to make them with clean lines and beauty. The result? Some of the ugliest guns and weapons ever made. Modern designs have also been accused of lacking beauty, especially "bullpup" rifles, where the magazine...
  • Political dispute went from Facebook to firearms (Democrat does shooting)

    08/08/2018 9:25:35 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/8/2018 | Amy Lieu
    A dispute over politics on Facebook went from virtual to physical this week when one man shot another in the thigh and buttocks, officials said. Authorities said Brian Sebring, 44, shot Alex Stephens, 46, after their political argument became too heated, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Sebring is a registered Democrat, the report said, while Stephens, a former felon, has no party affiliation, the report said, citing corrections records. "After receiving several explicit messages and threats, the defendant responded to the victim’s home to confront him in reference to the messages," a police official said, according to the Times.
  • NRA says it's broke and on the verge of collapse

    08/04/2018 2:09:02 PM PDT · by pabianice · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/4/18 | Fredericks
    The deep-pocketed NRA claims it’s going broke and may soon “be unable to exist” — and blames Gov. Andrew Cuomo for its purported poverty, according to a recent court document that’s part of its lawsuit against the state. The pro-gun lobby — which gave a record $21 million to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign — said it’s headed to the poorhouse ...
  • Seattle Judge Blocks Release of Documents on How to Make Guns

    08/04/2018 5:11:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 60 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Judge Robert Lasnik is a U.S. District Court judge in Seattle, Washington. He has issued a restraining order, forbidding Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed from releasing documents on the Internets that show how to make simple guns and gun parts with 3D printers.The judge issued the restraining order as requested in a lawsuit filed against the federal government, for refusing to prevent the publication of the information. From During the Tuesday hearing in Seattle, Eric Soskin, a lawyer for the U.S. Justice Department, said they reached the settlement to allow Defense Distributed to post the material online because...
  • ATF Is Classifying .50 Cal Bolt Action AR Uppers As Firearm

    08/03/2018 4:07:16 PM PDT · by LegendHasIt · 21 replies
    The Firearm Blog ^ | 7-30-2018 | " Nicholas C"
    Thanks to a friend of mine for alerting me to an issue concerning Safety Harbor Firearms and other manufacturers of .50 cal uppers. These manufacturers received a letter from the ATF. The letter claims that bolt action .50 cal AR uppers can possibly be considered firearms. I reached out to Walter Keller of Safety Harbor Firearms and he agreed to share the letter with TFB. (Snip) Then they segue into bolt action rifles. If you think of a traditional bolt action rifle, the serialized portion of the gun is the barreled action. So now the ATF is saying a bolt...
  • Fakebook is CENSORING Firearm Posts!

    08/03/2018 5:28:39 AM PDT · by 2harddrive · 29 replies
    Vanity | 08/03/2018 | Vanity
    Fakebook is now CENSORING my pro-gun posts, and CENSORING my Messenger messages. There is NOTHING illegal nor immoral in them, but they are NOT liberal enough for them, as an Agent of the Deep State. If you want to know where you can download FREE 3D printable gun blueprints, you may have to call me. Fakebook allows porno, but BLOCKS website links to legal, technical firearm information. If you want to download the forbidden knowledge, (and I did all 10 designs, even though I have no such printer, just to strike a blow for the First Amendment) go to CodeIsFreeSpeech,...
  • Presidential Message on National Shooting Sports Month

    08/02/2018 6:51:13 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | August 1, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    During National Shooting Sports Month, we celebrate the wonderful American tradition of shooting sports. Shooting sports are a terrific reminder of our constitutional liberty and the attendant benefits that accrue to a free people: active friendship within families, between peers, and among communities, and the opportunity for Americans living in small towns and large cities to experience the bounty of America’s great outdoors. Shooting sports help reinforce many of the bedrock values of our people, such as the free exercise of the Second Amendment. Mastery of shooting sports requires rigor, discipline, and training. State and local shooting sports programs—and instruction...
  • Five easy Ways to Make AR15 type Receivers at Home

    08/02/2018 5:18:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    There are at least five easy ways to make AR15 receivers at home. 1. Purchase an 80% blank and finish it with a drill, files and patience, it gets easier with a Dremel type tool. Or use a drill and mill and skill. Many videos on how to do it  are available on the Internets. There are numerous sites on the Internets vying for profits, good reviews, and price point. 2. Purchase an 80% receiver and finish it with a programed CDC machine, i.e. the Ghost gunner. Order it on the Internets. The Ghost Gunner has an excellent reputation...
  • Here’s why restrictions on 3D guns would violate the First Amendment as well as the Second

    08/02/2018 2:34:50 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 31, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates don’t just have a problem with the Second Amendment – they also have real problems with the First Amendment. In an era when people can use 3D metal printers to make guns, does the First Amendment protect a book detailing a gun-manufacturing process – but not a computer file that does the same thing?
  • Officer who shot Aurora homeowner involved in deadly shooting in June ( near Denver: update )

    08/01/2018 10:14:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    KOAA News ^ | Aug 01, 2018
    The Aurora police officer who shot and killed an armed homeowner early Monday morning was involved in another deadly shooting in late June. The officer was returned to regular duty while the investigation of whether he was legally justified in using deadly force in the June incident was still ongoing. ... In this week’s incident, police received multiple 911 calls just before 1:30 a.m. Monday reporting a disturbance. Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz, in a written release, said officers encountered “a very chaotic and violent scene,” heard gunfire inside a home at 10609 E. Montview Blvd. and then “encountered an...
  • Family was feeding the homeless. But when a naked man ran at kids, dad pulled a gun

    08/01/2018 8:00:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    ledger enquirer ^ | August 1, 2018 | Scott Berson
    A Covington, Ga., dad only wanted to take his family on a trip to feed the homeless. Instead, Tae Lovelace says they were harassed by a naked man and he was forced to pull out a handgun in defense. “Had I not been licensed to carry at that moment who knows what this guy could have done to my family or any of the other families that were here,” Lovelace told WSB. Lovelace told Fox 5 his family was at Trailblazer Park in Covington in late July feeding the homeless when they were approached by a stranger in his underwear,...
  • Gun rights activists post plans for 3D firearms after judge's order blocking them

    08/01/2018 11:18:46 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug.01.2018 | Alex Johnson
    Code Is Free Speech, a coalition of five U.S. groups, said the ban on publishing blueprints for 3D guns violates the First Amendment. A coalition of gun rights advocates challenged a federal judge's order temporarily barring a Texas company from publishing blueprints on the web to make untraceable 3D-printed guns by publishing similar blueprints itself on Tuesday, saying such publications were protected by the First Amendment. After years of litigation, U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik issued a temporary restraining order earlier in the day blocking Defense Distributed of Austin, Texas, from relaunching on Wednesday with blueprints for plastic firearms that...
  • Police officer fatally shoots homeowner who killed intruder

    08/01/2018 12:24:10 AM PDT · by AnotherUnixGeek · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 31, 2018 | Jackie Salo
    Officers responding to a home invasion in Colorado reportedly gunned down the homeowner — moments after he reportedly fatally shot the intruder.
  • 3D-printed gun release delayed amid pushback, misreporting

    07/31/2018 2:31:00 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 31, 2018
    Texas-based Defense Distributed has indefinitely delayed plans to release new 3D printable gun files, an attorney for the group says, amid mounting political pushback and widespread complaints about inaccurate news reporting. Many Democratic officials, joined by President Trump, have expressed unease about 3D-printed guns, with Trump tweeting Tuesday, "I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to NRA, doesn’t seem to make much sense!" Defense Distributed decided Friday to delay publication of new printable gun files, attorney Josh Blackman told the Washington Examiner, before resistance to a planned Aug. 1 release date reached new...
  • Review: Homemade and Deadly (Small Arms Survey)

    07/31/2018 5:13:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    HOMEMADE AND DEADLY: Craft Production of Small Arms in Nigeria by Authors Mathias Nowak and André Gsell, June of 2018, 19 pages. This remarkable briefing paper provides a fascinating look into the underground production of personal firearms in Nigeria.  It shows a basic limitation of legal gun control.  Nigeria has had extensive, strict, legal limitations on the ownership and manufacture of firearms since 1959. To illustrate the draconian nature of these legal controls, repairing of firearms, without a government license to do so, has a legal penalty of a minimum of 10 years in prison. The inspector general of...
  • More than 450 people in Florida ordered to give up guns under new law, report says

    07/31/2018 1:15:31 AM PDT · by BBell · 65 replies ^ | 7/30/18 | Nicole Darrah
    Hundreds of gun owners in Florida have been ordered to give up their guns under a new law that took effect after the deadly Parkland shooting in February, according to a report published Monday. The Risk Protection Order, signed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott just three weeks after a gunman killed 17 people at Stoneman Douglas, aims to temporarily remove weapons from gun owners who have been deemed by a judge to possibly be a threat to themselves or others.Roughly 200 firearms have been confiscated in the state since the law was enacted, Sgt. Jason Schmittendorf, of the Pinellas County...
  • Gun making drops off in state

    07/30/2018 11:48:40 AM PDT · by cp124 · 14 replies
    CT Post ^ | 7/28/2018 | Sarah Roach
    WASHINGTON — Gun manufacturing companies came to Connecticut expecting a surge in gun sales after the Sandy Hook massacre, but they might not stay for long under a gun-friendly Republican president.