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  • Counsel: Confident (Chicago) Gun Ban Will Hold

    07/24/2008 3:05:02 PM PDT · by IncPen · 35 replies · 138+ views
    WBBM Radio ^ | 7.24.08 | WBBM Radio
    CHICAGO (WBBM) -- Chicago’s gun laws have been challenged in federal court since the Supreme Court’s decision on the D.C. ban. But, City Corporation Counsel Mara Georges has told two City Council committees she’s confident Chicago’s law will stand. Georges tells Aldermen the Supreme Court’s decision on Washington, D.C.’s handgun ban shouldn’t apply to Chicago, because previous Supreme Court rulings have said Second Amendment "right to bear arms" doesn’t apply to local governments, like Cities. She says D.C. is a federal jurisdiction. And Georges is confident that, and other arguments, will prevail, at least in the lower courts. But, she...
  • Burglar shot, killed in Park Heights home

    07/16/2008 6:08:55 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 21 replies · 129+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 16, 2008 | Annie Linskey and Gus G. Sentementes
    A Park Heights man shot and killed a 45-year-old man who was attempting to burglarize his aunt's home early Wednesday morning, a police spokeswoman said.
  • best .45 handgun

    07/13/2008 2:26:19 PM PDT · by zeeshan · 133 replies · 8,930+ views
    need advice on handgun
  • 2 VIDEOS of Jerusalem bulldozer terrorist attack

    07/02/2008 7:52:58 AM PDT · by drzz · 8 replies · 139+ views
    VIDEOS ^ | 07 02 2008 | drzz
    Three people were killed and 66 were wounded - one moderately and the rest lightly - on Wednesday afternoon when a bulldozer driver went on a rampage in downtown Jerusalem. The attack, at the junction of Jaffa Road and Sarei Yisrael St., set off a panic in the area and left a large swath of damage in the heart of the capital. Traffic was halted, and hundreds of people fled through the streets in panic as medics treated the wounded. A car was dragged several meters by the bulldozer before being crushed under the vehicle. The parents of a baby...
  • US handgun ban challenge spreads

    06/27/2008 11:44:10 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 42 replies · 242+ views
    BBC News ^ | June 28, 2008 | Staff
    A powerful gun lobby group in the United States has filed legal challenges to handgun bans in San Francisco and Chicago. The lawsuits come a day after the US Supreme Court ruled that a ban on the private possession of handguns in Washington DC was unconstitutional. A National Rifle Association lawyer said the cases were necessary to expand the ruling to other states and cities. San Francisco's mayor says he plans to fight the NRA challenge. The San Francisco lawsuit challenges the city's handgun ban in public housing, while in Chicago it challenges a ruling that makes it illegal to...
  • One Gun A Month Headed For Assembly Floor - Monday!

    06/19/2008 2:21:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies · 330+ views
    Please Contact Your Assembly Members and Assembly Leadership Immediately! On Monday, June 23, the New Jersey Assembly is scheduled to vote on A339 - New Jersey's latest version of gun rationing legislation, which affects collectors, sportsmen, target shooters, and interferes with the inheritance of firearms.The legislation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Joan Quigley (D-32), would criminalize the purchase of more than one handgun per month by honest citizens, even though they have already been pre-certified by the state as law abiding citizens after passing a comprehensive 13-point background investigation. Multiple handgun permits could not be used during the same 30-day period,...
  • Gun At Officer Shooting Scene Traced To Duncannon Man (Philly Cop Shooting)

    05/07/2008 12:19:42 PM PDT · by Tallguy · 10 replies · 125+ views
    WGAL ^ | May 6, 2008
    Police: Gun At Officer Shooting Scene Traced To Duncannon Man HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A gun sold in Harrisburg for drugs wound up in Philadelphia, where it was found at the scene of a fatal shooting of a police officer, officials said. Police said Levi Swigart, 19, of Duncannon, Perry County, told them he sold the .22-caliber revolver to buy crack from a man at a convenience store along Cameron Street in Harrisburg. Swigart's mother reported the gun stolen in February. The same gun was found at the scene where Philadelphia police officer Steven Liczbinski was shot and killed over the...

    04/17/2008 5:51:22 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 26 replies · 80+ views
    Barack Obama: Change We Can Believe In ^ | Barack Obama: Change We Can Believe In
    Respect the Second Amendment: Millions of hunters own and use guns each year. Millions more participate in a variety of shooting sports such as sporting clays, skeet, target and trap shooting that may not necessarily involve hunting. As a former constitutional law professor, Barack Obama believes the Second Amendment creates an individual right, and he greatly respects the constitutional rights of Americans to bear arms. He will protect the rights of hunters and other law-abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport, and use guns for the purposes of hunting and target shooting. He also believes that the right is subject to...
  • Obama Supports Total Handgun Ban

    04/17/2008 3:34:29 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 24 replies · 246+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 4/17/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA, a front for anti-Second Amendment entities) is running an ad in Pennsylvania that says Obama supports the rights of hunters and shooters. “The Democrats and Gun Control” from the Wall Street Journal [] exposes Obama for the liar he is. As a state senate candidate in 1996, Mr. Obama endorsed a complete ban on all handguns in a questionnaire. The Obama campaign has claimed he “never saw or approved the questionnaire,” and that an aide filled it out incorrectly. But a few weeks ago, found an amended version of the questionnaire []. It...
  • A Handgun Ban Won't Work [some common sense from Canada]

    03/09/2008 12:13:41 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 10 replies · 755+ views
    National Post ^ | 3/3/08 | Lorne Gunter
    Nearly 340,000 Canadians -- about 1% of the population -- were victims of violent crime in 2006, according to a Statistics Canada study released in late February. But just 8,100 were victims of a violent crime committed with a gun. If you were the victim of a gun crime, it's probably no comfort to know you were one of "just" 8,100. Still, despite the hype, gun crime is not statistically a serious problem in Canada. Banning guns, or even restricting their use more closely, will have no appreciable impact on rates of violent crime. Knives are used in nearly three...
  • Pistol For Police Marketed To The Public (LAPD SIS - City & Civil Rights Leaders Outraged)

    01/12/2008 5:16:32 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 65 replies · 1,950+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 12, 2008 | Richard Winton
    Pistol for police marketed to the public City leaders criticize the modified version of a gun originally made for an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department that has a history of fatal shootings. By Richard Winton Los Angeles Times Staff Writer January 12, 2008 To the dismay of some city leaders, a gun company is marketing a line of high-end pistols named for the LAPD's Special Investigation Section, an elite group of plainclothes detectives with a history of fatally shooting suspects. The guns for the undercover unit were created at the request of the Los Angeles Police Department....
  • Wal-Mart Ammo? (Vanity)

    12/12/2007 3:21:01 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 73 replies · 3,332+ views
    Can anyone tell me if the quality of Wal-Mart ammunition (specifically, .38's) is any less than the quality of name-brands like Winchester or Remington? I will need to purchase about 150 rounds for a shoot this weekend, and I'd like to keep the expense on the low side without sacrificing safety, quality or accuracy.

    12/12/2007 2:15:35 PM PST · by CHICAGOFARMER · 34 replies · 685+ views
    ISRA ^ | 12-12.2007 | Chicagofarmer
    ISRA Alert: TOTAL COOK COUNTY GUN BAN CLEARS FIRST HURDLE Rabid gun-grabbers on the Cook County Board came one step closer last week to instituting a total ban on firearm ownership in the county – except for police and military personnel. Introduced by Commissioner William Beavers, the so-called “Safe Streets/Weapons Registration Ordinance” appears on the surface to be some sort of gun registration scheme. However, closer examination reveals that the only people who could comply with the registration requirements would be Chicago residents who had previously registered their guns with the city. Everyone else in Cook County would have to...
  • Subway shooter `used his training'

    06/30/2007 8:56:02 AM PDT · by traumer · 49 replies · 2,323+ views
    Two friends accused of robbing a Subway sandwich shop didn't count on a customer packing a gun. After a quiet dinner with his grandfather Wednesday, Donicio Arrindell and his best friend headed out for the night. Three hours later, he was dead and his friend Fredrick Gadson was critically wounded. The duo -- lifelong friends and roommates -- are accused of storming into a Plantation Subway shop, armed and announcing a robbery. They didn't plan to encounter retired Marine John Lovell, 71, who had just finished a veggie sandwich and had a gun tucked in his waistband. On Friday, two...
  • One tough beauty queen [Venus Ramey, 82, shoots tire, stops intruders]

    04/20/2007 10:57:20 AM PDT · by the irate magistrate · 71 replies · 5,715+ views
    Cincinnati Enquirer ^ | 04/20/07 | Kimball Perry
    <p>Venus Ramey has earned lots of fame in her 82 years.</p> <p>She was Miss America 1944 and later a candidate for Cincinnati City Council and worked to save Over-the-Rhine's historic buildings. She performed on Broadway and in movies.</p> <p>Now, though, she's in the news for another reason.</p>
  • 03/13/07 - More coverage of RT (Roanoke Times, VA) debacle

    03/14/2007 5:10:42 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies · 517+ views
    Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. - VA-Alert ^ | March 13, 2007 | Philip Van Cleave
    I am starting to get more intel on the Fredericksburg Freelance-Star. Turns out they have four radio stations in the area and even a phone book business. Oh, and FLS's radio stations have some competition from a local AM station. ;-) The AM station isn't aiding criminals and endangering the lives of law-abiding permit holders. This is getting better all the time. VCDL will have a booth at the Fredericksburg gun show this weekend - stop by and say hello. **Also let me know if you would be interested in helping VCDL picket the Freelance-Star's customers.** Here is another story...
  • New House ~ New Handgun ... any advice?

    02/27/2007 4:29:26 AM PST · by Elle Bee · 244 replies · 3,420+ views
    February 27, 2007 | Vanity
    I'm 90 miles from Cuba and I'm going to purchase a new handgun for a new house. I'm thinking .45 ... Kimber I'm open to all opinion and option. I'm still holding out the thought of a revolver over an automatic for ease of maintenance in the subtropics These threads are always informative and I would appreaciate your input before I make a final decision. .
  • Nearly 260,000 have license to carry weapon

    01/27/2007 4:33:56 AM PST · by Ninian Dryhope · 39 replies · 1,041+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 27, 2007 | MELANIE MARKLEY
    Nearly 260,000 Texans have a license to carry a concealed handgun, according to revised figures released this week by the Department of Public Safety. At the end of last year, 258,162 people had permits, up about 4 percent from the year before and more than double the number in 1996, when Texas law first allowed people to carry concealed weapons. DPS had earlier told the Houston Chronicle that 72,345 Texans had concealed handgun permits last year. That incorrect figure appeared in a story published on Dec. 24, 2006. But DPS spokeswoman Tela Mange said that because of a computer programming...
  • Firearm scope/site mounting rail options.

    09/14/2006 4:00:38 PM PDT · by hophead · 4 replies · 385+ views
    9/14/2006 | hophead
    I hope someone can lead me in the right direction. I am looking for diagrams preferrably or some other clear explanation of the cross section of different mounting systems for handguns. The Weaver mount is one example. I cannot find a cross section with dimensions anywhere. I have googled but came up empty. I am CONFIDENT some of you could educate me on this. Thanks for your help.
  • World’s Smallest Functional Revolver [cuter than puppies]

    08/15/2006 7:49:35 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 47 replies · 1,411+ views
    TechEblog ^ | 15. August 2006 | unattributed
    At just 2.16-inches, the SwissMiniGun is the world’s smallest functional revolver, complete with ammunition — shoots tiny 0.35-inch long bullets. This miniature Swiss-made revolver and its ammunition are painstakingly crafted using watchmaking technology. Looks like the little shooter could do some damage, propelling that tiny slug at 426.5 f/sec. out of the muzzle. _____ [Product information follows]