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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: http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/military/military-marine-kids-get-a-glimpse-of-what-their-parents/article_8c6152d0-17b1-581a-8bf2-1cd2dbc3fb83.html#ixzz1oiuMIC5T
  • 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
    humanevents.com ^ | 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
    SpecialGuests.com ^ | 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 Record.com ^ | 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.
  • In Georgia, Gingrich Campaigns on Guns and Gas (and God)

    02/19/2012 3:21:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2012 | Trip Gabriel
    ATLANTA In every state where he campaigns, Newt Gingrich weaves local issues into his stump speech, and in Georgia he aimed at a sweet spot: Lets be clear what this election is all about, he told supporters. We believe in the right to bear arms, and we like to bear the arms in our trucks. His audience burst into laughter and applause. Mr. Gingrich repeated the line during two days of Georgia rallies on Friday and Saturday, where he met large, enthusiastic crowds,.... ....He raised an aggressive argument with President Obama over energy, framing it as a policy disagreement...
  • Peter van Uhm: Why I chose a gun (Netherlands general- MUST see)

    02/18/2012 9:47:59 PM PST · by STARWISE · 13 replies
    TED ^ | Jan 2012
    Peter van Uhm: Why I chose a gunPeter van Uhm is the Netherlands chief of defense, but that does not mean he is pro-war. At TEDxAmsterdam he explains how his career is one shaped by a love of peace, not a desire for bloodshed -- and why we need armies if we want peace. General Peter van Uhm is the Chief of the Netherlands Defence staff. He has had an outstanding career over four decades in the Dutch military. In the Netherlands, he is know from his personal tragedy. On 18 April 2008, one day after Van Uhm was appointed...
  • Newt Photo: Aims, signs, looks guns on the trail

    02/18/2012 3:34:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | January 6, 2012 | Marcos Townsend
    Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich signs a .306 Ruger American Rifle during a tour of the Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. factory in Newport, New Hampshire January 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
  • A Disturbing Case in New Mexico Guilty or not, this is too much

    02/18/2012 7:18:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 47 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 9 December, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    A family of four Rick Reese, his wife Terri, and their two sons, Ryin - 24 and Remington - 19 was arrested in Las Cruces, New Mexico on August 30, 2011. They have been held in four separate county and federal detention facilities without bond ever since. Their alleged crime is that, over the course of several months, they sold between 15 and 30 guns to people they knew, or should have known were gun traffickers for Mexican drug gangs. The Reeses insist that they are innocent of any crime. Shortly after they were arrested in Las Cruces,...
  • Mexico Unveils No More Weapons! Sign Made Of Firearms Along US Border

    02/17/2012 11:12:36 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 17, 2012
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) President Felipe Calderon on Thursday unveiled a No More Weapons! billboard made with crushed firearms and placed near the U.S. border. He urged the United States to stop the flow of weapons into Mexico. The billboard, which is in English and weighs 3 tons, was placed near an international bridge in Ciudad Juarez and can be seen from the United States.
  • Astros remove gun from Colt .45s throwback‎

    02/17/2012 10:00:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 17, 2012 | Paul Lukas
    You wouldn't expect to see gun control happening in Texas, but that's what will be taking place at a few Astros games this year. Here's the deal: The Astros are marking their 50th anniversary this season, so they'll be wearing an assortment of throwback uniforms for Friday home games. That includes the uniform of the Houston Colt .45s, which was the team's name for the first three years of the franchise's existence.
  • Lets Close The Law Enforcement Gun Loophole

    02/17/2012 8:52:07 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 13 replies · 1+ views
    AmmoLand.com ^ | February 17, 2010 | Dan Roberts
    Manasquan, NJ --(Ammoland.com)- An ICE Agent went on a workplace shooting rampage in a Long Beach CA Federal Office Building last night after reportedly getting into a heated exchange with his Supervisor.The gunman was stopped only when another person with a gun, a fellow Agent, drew his own weapon and shot and killed the assailant. The Supervisor is currently hospitalized and is expected to survive.Every time time there is a work place shooting, or any shooting where someone gets angry and goes on a rampage, Gun Control Groups, their followers and their enablers in the media and various Legislative bodies...
  • Obama Glad Men With Guns Protect His Girls

    02/15/2012 8:34:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    weasel zippers ^ | 2/15/12 | zip
    Via Beltway Confidential: President Obama wants tighter gun control laws, but he does appreciate that armed Secret Service agents protect his daughters every day on their way to school. It might come in handy to have these super locks, Obama joked at Master Lock in Wisconsin, noting that he will soon have two teenage daughters. For now, Im just counting on the fact that when they go to school there are men with guns with them.
  • Timeless Gun Wisdom~

    02/15/2012 7:18:53 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 15, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Some words to the wise... Valuable shooting advice from certified concealed-carry instructors: if you own a gun, you will appreciate this. If not,you might want to look into that- and learn how to use it: Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians. Its always better to be judged by twelve than to be carried by six! Cops carry guns to protect themselves, not you. Do not allow anyone or anything that threatens you get inside an arms' length, ever. Never say "I`ve got a gun." If you need to use deadly force, the first sound they hear should...
  • More arrests likely in Barbados over illegal guns

    02/13/2012 7:29:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    stabroeknews.com ^ | 12 February, 2012 | Stabroek Editor
    (Barbados Nation) More arrests are on the cards following an intense police audit of shooting clubs and firearm dealers this past week. The ongoing investigation has also resulted in the transferral of two police officers and the temporary closure of the firearms section of the Royal Barbados Police Force. The SUNDAY SUN has further been reliably informed that an undisclosed number of unregistered firearms and quantity of ammunition were uncovered during the probe, which has revealed some other stunning irregularities. Yesterday, Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin said he preferred not to make any comment at this stage.
  • Gun Facts 2012 Fundraiser

    02/09/2012 9:41:30 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 6 replies
    Gun Facts ^ | 2/8/2012 | Guy Smith
    #banglist Donations have started coming in and we are about 12% toward out goal! For over 12 years, Gun Facts has been available for free. Call it a labor with freedom as the main reward. In those twelve years Gun Facts has handed gun rights activists the ammo they need to shoot holes in anti-gun propaganda. Gun Facts has forced the gun control industry to play defense. For the month of February 2012, we are asking gun rights activists to donate to keep Gun Facts in publication, extend its reach, and continue to annoying Chuck Schumer, Barack Obama and...
  • Obamas sneaky treaties

    02/08/2012 9:42:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/8/12 | Dick Morris
    President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are entering negotiations over or seeking ratification of five treaties that could radically limit our national sovereignty and the reach of our democratic institutions. Particularly scary is that the treaties, once signed and ratified, have the same status as constitutional law and cannot be altered or eclipsed by Congress or state legislatures. And their provisions must be enforced by U.S. courts. Those who wish to preserve our sovereignty and democratic control over our future must rally to block these treaties, either by pressing Obama and
  • Pfleger taking on duties at new parish while serving as co-pastor at St. Sabina

    02/07/2012 2:53:45 PM PST · by arkady_renko · 10 replies
    ...Pfleger has also agreed to serve as the archdiocese's representative for "newly developing anti-violence initiatives that will include a particular focus on issues surrounding gun violence," the archdiocese said.
  • Bloomberg Report Takes Aim At Mormon Church For Online Gun Sales

    02/06/2012 1:13:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies · 1+ views
    BuzzFeed ^ | February 6, 2012 | McKay Coppins
    The Mormon Church owns one of the most active and unregulated gun sale portals on the web, according to a national investigation released by the New York City Mayor's office. The website in question is KSL.com, the online hub for Utah's NBC affiliate and sister radio station, which are both owned and operated by the for-profit arm of the Mormon Church. In addition to local news, KSL.com produces a popular classifieds section that reaches millions of users well beyond Utah.The LDS connection drew little notice when Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a leading financier of the gun control movement, published the report...
  • AG Denies DOJ Has Anything to Hide on Fast and Furious

    02/04/2012 2:20:12 PM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Feb 2012 | John Semmens
    Attorney General Eric Holder took issue with Congressional investigators of the so-called Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. Accusations that this Administration has been engaged in a cover up are totally unfounded, Holder argued. If we had been engaged in a cover up, I assure you I wouldnt be here testifying today. No one wouldve known anything about it. No one wouldve known what questions to ask. The fact that we are here today, conducting this hearing is proof that there has been no cover up. When youve done nothing wrong, theres no need for it. In support of his argument,...
  • Girandoni air rifle as used by Lewis and Clark. A National Firearms Museum Treasure Gun

    02/03/2012 11:48:40 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 13 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Feb 04, 2012 | swampsniper
    Lewis and Clark's secret weapon - a late 18th Century .46 cal. 20 shot repeating air rifle by Girandoni , as used bin the Napoleonic Wars. A Treasure Gun from the NRA National Firearms Museum.
  • Vigilante Films and the Left (Why liberals hate them)

    02/03/2012 10:07:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies · 2+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/03/2012 | Anthony Paletta
    On Tuesday, director Joe Carnahan announced on Twitter that he had embarked on a remake of the Charles Bronson vigilante classic Death Wish. The main question, for any director approaching such a topic, especially with source material as infamous as Death Wish, is “Have you read any reviews lately?”Vincent Canby, in the New York Times, dubbed the original Death Wish “a despicable movie, one that raises complex questions in order to offer bigoted, frivolous, oversimplified answers.” Dirty Harry, whose 40th anniversary passed in December, attracted similar distaste. Pauline Kael savaged the film’s “fascist medievalism,” and described it as a...
  • There's a new gun in town

    02/02/2012 8:32:32 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 77 replies · 1+ views
    www.youtube.com ^ | 02/03/2012 | WesternCulture
    This extremely mobile, swift, hard-hitting gun (see clips below) is an example of what could be accomplished by a small, well run country devoted to advanced engineering. - Did I just sound like I'm being from North Korea? I apologize. I'm Scandinavian. Anyhow, weapons like these, undeniably, provide my PC Sweden with the privilige of being the foremost pacifist nation on Earth. Like it or not, my country has been very successful in fighting Islamofascism. Not because we're more fanatic than those idiots are, but because we're better organized and equipped. Yes, Sweden has enjoyed peace for over 200 years....
  • U.S. Police to Buy Izhmash Shotguns

    MOSCOW, January 31 (RIA Novosti) Tags: Saiga-12, AK-47, Izhmash, USA, Russia, Moscow Izhmash, the manufacturer of the legendary Kalashnikov AK-47, will supply Saiga-12 semi-automatic smoothbore shotguns to a number of police forces in the U.S., Izhmash reported on its web site on Tuesday. The contracts were signed at the Shot Show exhibition in Las Vegas on January 17-20. The first Saiga-12 deliveries to U.S. law enforcement were already made in January 2012, Izhmash General Director Maxim Kuzyuk said. At the exhibition, Izhmash also signed an agreement on exclusive imports to the U.S. market with Russian Weapon Company and an agreement...
  • Democrats Fully Engaged in Fast and Furious Coverup

    01/31/2012 12:38:34 PM PST · by OPS4 · 18 replies
    Town Hall Magazine ^ | 1/31/12 | Katie Pavlich
    Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are officially trying to cover for Attorney General Eric Holder just before he testifies on Thursday about Operation Fast and Furious, with anti-Second Amendment Ranking Member Elijah Cummings leading the way. Last night, Cummings released a 95 page waste of paper and taxpayer money report, alleging that top Justice Department officials did not authorize the program, despite evidence showing otherwise. The report tries to pin the blame back on a few "rogue" managers in the ATF Phoenix Field Division. This is the same argument we've heard since the beginning of the scandal: it was...
  • Constitutional Work Around: New Jersey Legislators Move To Ban Ammunition

    01/30/2012 1:45:21 PM PST · by blam · 64 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1-30-2012 | Mac Slavo
    Constitutional Work Around: New Jersey Legislators Move To Ban Ammunition Mac Slavo January 30th, 2012 While the second amendment protects our right to bear arms, some anti-gun advocates think they may have found a loophole. This afternoon the New Jersey Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee is set to consider two bills (Assembly Bill 588 and Assembly Bill 1013) that would essentially ban all handgun ammunition in the state, as well as some (or potentially all) rifle ammunition.Sponsored by Assemblyman L. Grace Spencer (D-29), A588 is cleverly disguised as police safety legislation aimed at armor piercing ammunition (which is already...
  • Russia Unveils New Kalashnikov Assault Rifle

    Russia's largest firearms manufacturer, Izhmash, has unveiled a prototype of its new Kalasnikov assault rifle with improved ergonomics and tactical flexibility. The new assault rifle, dubbed AK-12, is being designed as a basic platform for the development of nearly 20 different modifications of the weapon. It could be adapted for cartridges varying from 5.45x39 mm to 7.62x51 NATO. The state tests of the rifle may begin at the end of 2012 despite the fact that the Russian Defense Ministry has not shown interest so far in the new weapon citing the financial difficulties of the Izhmash company and a huge...
  • SLED: CWP instructor gave students answers to test

    01/26/2012 8:35:12 PM PST · by PilotDave · 1 replies
    wmbf news ^ | 26 jan 2012 | staff
    A seasoned SLED approved Concealed Weapons Permit Instructor has been arrested on perjury charges after an undercover SLED agent reportedly discovered his classes did not meet state requirements. Additionally, all students who previously applied for and received a CWP but have not completed an eight hour class under Wykel are also subject to perjury charges.
  • Outdoors advocate & defender, Judge Bob Moon, 60

    01/26/2012 1:30:27 PM PST · by girlangler · 16 replies
    The Outdoor Pressroom ^ | 1/26/12 | several
    Outdoors advocate & defender, Judge Bob Moon, 60 Popular Hamilton County (Chattanooga, Tenn.) General Sessions Court Judge Bob Moon, known for his outdoors advocacy and strict dealings with game law violators, died Wednesday from an apparent heart attack. He was 60. In 2008, Judge Moon made national headlines when he advised a woman who had been pulled from her car and beaten in the head to "purchase a weapon, obtain a gun permit and learn to protect yourself." He will be missed. Richard Simms at Nooga.com.
  • Sen. Levin predicts GOP will cave on taxes to prevent defense cuts

    01/26/2012 9:52:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 26, 2012 | Jeremy Herb
    Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said that the threat of $500 billion in automatic cuts to defense spending will force Republicans to drop their opposition to including tax hikes to finance deficit reduction. Levin said Thursday that a deficit deal to undo the defense cuts, which are set to take effect in January 2013, must include higher taxes, and the cuts will force Republicans who have taken an ideologically rigid step against any new revenues to relent.
  • Why You Should Spend a $2 Bill at Starbucks on Feb. 14

    01/26/2012 9:48:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 25 January, 2012 | Robert Farago
    As you may know, TTAG commentator Greg responded to a Valentines Day Starbucks boycott by the National Gun Victims Action Council by organizing a BUYcott. Hes asking gun owners to reward Starbucks for its letter-of-the-law firearms policy by buying a beverage or food item with a two dollar bill (a suggestion made by NukemJim, the bill representing the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms) on the 14th of Feb. Not forgetting to thank the clerk for Starbucks support of the Constitution. Ahead of Starbucks Appreciation Daywhich has already well and truly gone viralour own Tim Tritt contacted the...
  • Call for Boycott of Starbucks on Valentine's Day Over Gun Policy

    01/24/2012 10:21:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 23 January, 2012 | Mark Berman
    An anti-gun group is attempting to organize a nationwide Valentine's Day boycott of Starbucks over the coffee chain's gun policy. Starbucks does not ban guns in its stores; rather, it defers to local laws. The National Gun Victim's Action Council (NGAC) says that amounts to a pro-gun policy that endangers customers. "Starbucks allowing guns to be carried in thousands of their stores significantly increases everyone's risk of being a victim of gun violence," NGAC CEO Elliot Fineman said in a news release. "Open and conceal and carry are among the reasons there are 12,000 gun homicides each year in the...
  • Customer shoots robbery suspect at SC Waffle Shop

    01/21/2012 9:38:34 PM PST · by Innovative · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jan 21, 2012 | AP
    Authorities say a customer at a South Carolina Waffle shop pulled a gun and shot one of two men trying to rob the restaurant. Authorities said the customer had a concealed weapon permit and tried to hold the two men at gunpoint until officers arrived, but that one suspect began to point his gun at the customer, who then fired shots. The second robber fled and is being sought by authorities.
  • Tennessee speed guns: Payback vow on NYers for 9/11 Memorial bust

    01/20/2012 11:41:44 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 111 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 20, 2012 | LAURA ITALIANO
    Gun nuts in the Tennessee state legislature have declared civil war on New Yorkers saying they will retaliate for the prosecution of a woman who was carrying an illegal pistol at the 9/11 Memorial. A resolution winding its way through the Tennessee legislature warns New Yorkers not to drive through their state because the Highway Patrol is gunning for us. A Knoxville-based legislator, who moonlights as a farmer, is so angry over the Tennessee tourists gun arrest last month that his resolution condemns it as a grave miscarriage of justice and reminds New Yorkers to drive carefully...
  • How Terahertz Waves Tear Apart DNA (Technology to be used in NYC street scanners)

    01/18/2012 4:34:31 PM PST · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 10/30/2009 | arXiv blog
    Great things are expected of terahertz waves, the radiation that fills the slot in the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and the infrared. Terahertz waves pass through non-conducting materials such as clothes , paper, wood and brick and so cameras sensitive to them can peer inside envelopes, into living rooms and "frisk" people at distance. The way terahertz waves are absorbed and emitted can also be used to determine the chemical composition of a material. And even though they don't travel far inside the body, there is great hope that the waves can be used to spot tumours near the surface...