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  • Soldiers asked to disarm during Leon Panetta speech in Afghanistan

    03/15/2012 3:41:01 AM PDT · by Einherjar · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Soldiers asked to disarm during Leon Panetta speech
  • Guns&Ammo Review: Arsenal Firearms Introduces Double Barrel Pistol (.45cal)

    03/12/2012 1:07:15 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 76 replies
    Guns & Ammo ^ | 3/12/12 | Iain Harrison
    It may come as a surprise to some (and boy, do I feel like a cantankerous old geezer for saying this,) but firearms are a mature technology. We all have to be aware that just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should” Following the invention of the double column magazine by Deudonne Saive, there really haven’t been a whole lot of original ideas coming out of the handgun industry for the last 75 years. Yes, I know, underqualified hacks like me will tell you all about the latest whizbang doodad from SHOT show, but in comparison to...
  • Gun enthusiasts set sights on Sierra Vista (AZ)

    03/12/2012 11:25:45 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Jacob Petersen
    Cocked, locked, and ready to rock, the Sierra Vista Gun Show kicked off with a bang-bang this weekend for the first time in more than a decade. And with upward of 42 vendors selling everything from elite precision rifles and cowboy six-shooters to tactical gear, coins, and jewelry, The Knights of Columbus Hall was packed on Saturday and Sunday for the first in a series of three shows planned at the venue in a span of only six months. We are here because your community demanded it, said Dennis Champagne, owner of Arizona Collectibles and Firearms, which sponsored the show....
  • California Assemblyman drops campaign to oust wildlife official who shot and killed mountain lion

    03/12/2012 9:21:37 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | Updated 3/12/12
    Democratic Assemblyman Ben Hueso said Friday that he is dropping his effort to oust Fish and Game Commission President Dan Richards. Richards recently came under heavy fire from animal-rights groups and Democratic lawmakers after a photo in a hunting publication showed him posing with a mountain lion he shot in Idaho. Unlike in California, where voters banned killing cougars in 1990, Idaho allows the animals to be hunted. Critics said his actions, while not illegal, raised doubts about his ability to lead the commission. But hunting and fishing groups, as well as GOP lawmakers, have come to Richards' defense. Hueso,...
  • Badger Guns lost license over serious infractions

    03/12/2012 12:09:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies · 1+ views
    JS Online ^ | 2-11-12 | John Diedrich
    Federal regulators found numerous serious violations at Badger Guns, prompting them to take the rare step of revoking the gun store's license last year, newly released documents show. The West Milwaukee gun shop long has been under fire because of its high number of crime gun sales, including those used in shootings of Milwaukee police officers. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revoked Badger Guns' federal license last year. The store stopped selling guns Dec. 31. The ATF has refused to say why the store's license was revoked, citing a law passed by Congress that shields public...
  • Anti-gun spin: Study claims carrying a gun in bear country doesnt make you any safer

    03/11/2012 11:06:28 AM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 55 replies · 2+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Sunday, March 11, 2012 | Bluegrass Pundit
    An article in the Daily Mail, and other places, cites a study by BYU biologist and bear expert Tom S. Smith that claims carrying a gun in bear country does not make you safer. Many people have wandered into bear country reassured that their trusted gun would keep them safe if they ever come face-to-face with an aggressive grizzly. But experts have shattered that myth after carrying out a study of hundreds of animal attacks.A Brigham Young University study found using a gun is no more effective at keeping people safe than not using a firearm. The study is published...
  • Marine Kids Get A Glimpse of What Their Parents Do Each Day

    03/10/2012 6:17:53 AM PST · by RightField · 5 replies
    North County Times ^ | March 10, 2012 | Mark Walker
    Her daddy's been away for years, serving two combat tours in Iraq and two in Afghanistan. He's getting ready to go Afghanistan again soon, but 10-year-old Belle Worbington got to spend Friday at work with him at Camp Pendleton. "It's sad when he's gone, but I know he's doing something good," said Belle, a fourth-grader at Escondido's Reidy Creek Elementary School. Several dozen Marine spouses and children spent much of Friday taking part in exercises that their military parents routinely perform, including calisthenics, shooting and working with amphibious assault vehicles. Read more:
  • BYU study: Guns don't give people advantage during a bear encounter

    03/08/2012 10:58:38 PM PST · by Zakeet · 168 replies
    Deseret News ^ | March 8, 2012
    Conventional wisdom isn't always based on common sense, and sometimes isn't even based on real data, especially when it comes to animals of mythological proportions like bears. BYU wildlife biologist Tom Smith wants to change that. A new study suggests that one of the most commonly suggested deterrents against bears in the wild guns actually won't protect people any better than not using a gun. "It really isn't about the kind of gun you carry, he said. It's about how you carry yourself. We need to respect an animal that could potentially take our lives." [Snip] This...
  • The battle for gun rights goes on

    03/06/2012 7:32:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 6 March, 2012 | NA
    I remember a time, just 10 short years ago, when it seemed like the issue of gun control had died. In 2001, when the second Million Mom March was held, only 200 people showed up to protest Americans' constitutionally-guaranteed right to bear arms. After the hysteria of the first march against gun rights, the dramatic failure of a follow-up rally seemed like the end of a movement. For supporters of the Second Amendment like myself, it appeared that the tide of anti-gun propaganda had been dashed against the rocks of constitutional wisdom. Sadly, the intervening decade has proven that such...
  • Colorado court says students can carry guns on campus

    03/05/2012 6:56:40 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 5, 2012 | Keith Coffman
    The University of Colorado overstepped its authority when the school's board of regents imposed a ban on the carrying of concealed weapons at its four campuses, the state's Supreme Court ruled on Monday. In overturning the policy, the court said that a concealed -carry law passed by the state legislature trumped the school's ban because it did not carve out an exception for the state's flagship university. "We hold that the (concealed carry law's) comprehensive statewide purpose, broad language, and narrow exclusions show that the General Assembly intended to divest the Board of Regents of its authority to regulate concealed...
  • Second Amendement Victory in Maryland!

    03/05/2012 9:14:02 AM PST · by George - the Other · 29 replies
    Maryland Shall Issue ^ | 3/5/2012 | Maryland Shall Issue
    Victory For The Constitution in Maryland We just received word that the United States District Court for the District of Maryland has granted a motion for summary judgement for plaintiff Ray Woollard in the Woollard v. Sheridan case that challenged the good and substantial requirement for issuance of a permit to carry a handgun. "Because the ―good and substantial reason requirement is not reasonably adapted to a substantial government interest, the Court finds this portion of the Maryland law to be unconstitutional. Woollard is entitled to summary judgment. " "A law that burdens the exercise of an enumerated constitutional right...
  • Daily routine turned deadly for slain cop David Rixon

    03/02/2012 5:00:59 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 3rd March 2012 | Clementine Cuneo and Carleen Frost
    SENIOR-Constable David Rixon was about an hour into his day shift when he pulled the car over. It was a routine traffic stop, like thousands of others he had performed during more than 20 years with the police. It was about 7.30am when he flagged the car down in suburban Lorraine St in West Tamworth and began speaking with the two men inside. Both of them were known to police. Unexpectedly the situation escalated as one of the men became aggressive, senior police sources said. Sen-Constable Rixon managed to get one handcuff on the man but, as he was trying...
  • WHERE IS ROMNEYS GUN?: 2nd Amendment Groups Concerned About His Candidacy

    03/01/2012 6:53:10 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 14 replies · 4+ views ^ | 3-1-12 | Special Guests
    The truest of conservative political pundits argue that, as a Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is just Obama in a Reagan suitand, thus, even as the longstanding frontrunner in the primary, he cant seem to close the deal on getting the nomination. To this point, most of the critical attention hes receiving has to do with his record on social issues. But, as Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America (GOA), points out, Romneys moderate inclinations and flip-flopping habits are converging on the conservative staple issue of gun rightsleaving folks like Pratt very concerned. In...
  • Feinstein challenger: Drop Fast & Furious gun-control agenda

    02/25/2012 9:34:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/21/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    California Republican Elizabeth Emken, who is challenging 20-year incumbent Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein for her seat in November, told The Daily Caller that her opponent is protecting Washington insiders with regard to Operation Fast and Furious. Rather than Feinstein trumpeting her own gun control agenda here, she should be working to the get the truth out to the American public, Emken said in a phone interview. And, I think [House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell] Issa is very meticulous in ensuring that this is a fact-based investigation. Where will it end? I think you and I both have a pretty...
  • Dad Arrested, Strip-Searched After Daughter Draws a Picture of a Gun in School

    02/26/2012 7:42:40 AM PST · by Ernie Kaputnik · 69 replies · 10+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2/25/2012 | Kris Sims
    Jessie Sansone and his family are reeling after he was arrested and strip searched by police after his four-year-old daughter drew a picture of a man with a gun in her Kitchener, Ont., kindergarten class. The 26-year-old father of four said Saturday the sketch was supposed to be him, getting the bad guys and monsters. The school must have thought differently, as after Nevaeh drew it Wednesday, the school contacted Family and Children's Services and they called police. Waterloo Police met Sansone at the school when he tried to pick up his kids he was told he was charged with...
  • Man shocked by arrest after daughter draws picture of gun at school

    02/24/2012 12:52:09 PM PST · by headsonpikes · 81 replies
    The ^ | Feb 22, 2012 | Dianne Wood
    KITCHENER A Kitchener father is upset that police arrested him at his childrens school Wednesday, hauled him down to the station and strip-searched him, all because his four-year-old daughter drew a picture of a gun at school. Im picking up my kids and then, next thing you know, Im locked up, Jessie Sansone, 26, said Thursday. I was in shock. This is completely insane. My daughter drew a gun on a piece of paper at school. The school principal, police and child welfare officials, however, all stand by their actions. They said they had to investigate to determine whether...
  • OWS Letter to the Editor in USA Today: We Will Storm Wall Street With Guns

    02/22/2012 12:49:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 2/22/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Over at USA Today, a self-employed massage therapist from Austin, TX has a letter to the editor responding to an editorial suggesting that Occupy Wall Street has lost its way. (Snip) '' So maybe they should take up their Second Amendment-sanctioned guns and storm Wall Street and our nations capitals. If our country doesnt change, it could very well come to that one day.'' Notice the language here. Rich Latta, the author, threatens outright to head to Wall Street with firearms. Janet Napolitano, where are you? He says they out to head to Washington, D.C. packing heat. Secret Service, youre
  • Infographic On The Greatest Gun Salesman In America: President Obama

    02/21/2012 3:22:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | February 21, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    American firearm sales and concealed handgun permit applications are at all-time highs since the 2008 election of President Barack Obama. President Obama's perceived hostility towards gun owners has been one of the key factors behind the multi-year financial boom the firearms industry continues to enjoy. In fact, the National Rifle Association (NRA) is actively preparing to work to defeat President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, according to Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the NRA, who recently said the following at the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C.: "Lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive...
  • Gun culture spreads in India

    02/20/2012 6:34:58 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 32 replies · 5+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 20, 2012 | Mark Magnier
    Indians own about 40 million guns, second only to the U.S. Rising incomes, along with crime and fear of terrorist attacks, have fueled firearms purchases. Vikramjit Singh stands in the parking lot of a posh club in Chandigarh discussing one of his favorite subjects: guns. He owns 10 or so; he can't remember exactly. In a Hatfield-versus-McCoy saga that haunts the 25-year-old student, his grandfather was shot to death here in the western state of Punjab and his father imprisoned for a retaliatory murder. Although the two clans signed a truce a few years back, Singh isn't taking any chances....
  • Deputy shoots woman in SC concealed weapons class

    02/19/2012 5:36:26 PM PST · by PilotDave · 65 replies · 1+ views
    myrtle beach online ^ | 19 feb 2012 | staff ap
    Authorities say a woman is recovering after she was accidentally shot by a deputy during a concealed weapons class in Chesnee. Deputies say an instructor was showing a student the right way to hold her .22 caliber pistol Saturday when the gun fired, hitting the student next to her.