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  • Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist'

    01/06/2017 2:41:40 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies ^ | Jan 6, 2017
    Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist' Suspect identified as Esteban Santiago By Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer Posted: 4:15 PM, January 06, 2017 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Within hours of a shooting that left 5 dead and many injured at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, details emerged about the alleged suspect. Sen. Bill Nelson was first to identify the suspect as Esteban Santiago, 26. Santiago was apprehended without a fight and suffered no injuries. The FBI and Broward Sheriff's Office are interrogating Santiago at the airport and trying to determine his motives. A former member of the military,...
  • CO: Armed Man busts Car Burglary Ring after Shots Fired

    12/07/2016 4:31:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Mark Plaskett.  Image from It was before dawn on Sunday morning , 27 November, 2016, in Fountain, Colorado. Mark Plaskett was wakened by his garage door opening. It was 5 a.m. He grabbed his pistol and a flashlight and responded. Three strange cars were parked in the quiet, residential neighborhood. Plaskett believes that he had forgotten to lock his van.  That is likely how they accessed his garage door opener. As Plaskett entered the street with flashlight and pistol, one of the cars immediately took off.  Plaskett attempted to capture people in the second car, but both the...
  • The 5 Best-Selling Handguns of 2016

    11/27/2016 6:29:09 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 88 replies
    The Motly Fool ^ | 26 Nov, 2016 | Leo Sun
    2016 looks like it will be a record year for gun sales. The number of NICS background checks for firearm purchases has risen annually for 18 straight months, hitting 22.2 million at the end of October versus 23.1 million in 2015. Analysts expect Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC) and Sturm Ruger (NYSE:RGR) -- the only two publicly traded gunmakers in the U.S. -- to respectively grow their revenues by 26% and 13% this year. Let's take a look back at the five top selling handguns of the year, as listed by, and what they tell us about today's American firearm...
  • Where are the Bear Attack Pistol Failures?

    10/26/2016 5:43:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Todd Orr Relied on Bear Spray instead of the Pistol he had with him While discussing the effectiveness of pistols to defend against bear attacks, a consistent theme is the claim that pistols are not effective, are difficult to use, and that many more people who use handguns are badly mauled than use pistols successfully. I tried to recall an incident where someone used a pistol in defense against a bear, where it did not work.  I could not remember one, so I posted this request in response to the claim. From “Actually, there are legions of people...
  • Eye Witness Photographs Show Keith Scott Handgun During Charlotte Police Shooting…

    09/22/2016 7:04:23 AM PDT · by xzins · 128 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 21, 2016
    A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer shot and killed an armed man named Keith Scott at an apartment complex Tuesday, while executing an arrest warrant. Angry street protests began almost immediately. CMPD Chief Kerr Putney reiterated Wednesday morning that Keith Scott was armed when he approached officers in University City Tuesday. Putney said that officers gave repeated verbal commands for Scott to drop his handgun. He said Scott posed a threat to the officers. nc-riot-9 Channel 9 obtained an image from the scene of the shooting that shows a gun on the ground near ScottÂ’s feet as officers stood around him. Officials...
  • The Sedgley Glove Gun that packs a Punch

    08/29/2016 9:41:41 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/29/2016 | J Hines
    Anyone seen Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds where they used a pistol mounted glove to elminate a couple of German guards? Guess what?, in the real world U.S. military did manufactured some in small numbers. Originally it was designed for the U.S. Navy made by RF Sedgley company. The pistol is a single shot .38 S&W barrel mounted alongside a plunger, that extends beyond the muzzle of the barrel. The entire thing is riveted to a heavy glove. It’s designed when the person makes a fist, the plunger and muzzle are left slightly in front of the knuckles. Upon impact while...
  • Concealed Carrying Hero Battled Mass Shooter In Houston: Media Silent

    06/01/2016 4:55:15 PM PDT · by Lockbox · 19 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 5/31/16 | Bob Owens
    Concealed carry permit holder Byron Wilson drew his handgun and engaged a mass shooter in Texas on Sunday, possibly saving lives at great risk to his own. An Army veteran* of multiple tours in Afghanistan opened fire in Houston on Sunday, killing two people wounding and wounding six more before being killed by responding SWAT officers. What many news outlets seem to be glossing over in their reporting of attack is that the veteran’s attack, carried out with an AR-15 variant, showed that the weapon was anything but “high-powered.” Six of the eight people shot with the most common rifle...
  • Question on replacement magazines for handgun

    12/06/2015 11:19:47 PM PST · by MarkL · 27 replies
    Me | 12/7/2015 | Me
    Hi all, I've got a question regarding buying magazines for a couple of handguns, and due to age, factory magazines (what I prefer, except for my AR and 1911,) are simply not available. I've got a late 80s Taurus PT99 in 9mm & a Star FireStar in .40S&W. The mags in both are getting a bit long in the tooth. Factory magazines are simply no longer an option for either. The most commonly available magazines for both are Meg-Gar or Promag. In the case of the Firestar, it appears that the only choice IS Promag, though I've seen references to...
  • Ulster County Sheriff: All Licensed Handgun Owners Should Carry Them

    12/03/2015 6:30:02 PM PST · by usafa92 · 7 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 12/3/2015 | CBS New York
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – All licensed handgun owners in Ulster County should carry their pistols. That’s the message Thursday from the Ulster County Sheriff. Ulster County is located about two hours north of New York City. “In light of recent events that have occurred in the United States and around the world I want to encourage citizens of Ulster County who are licensed to carry a firearm to please do so,” wrote Sheriff Paul J. Van Blarcum in a Facebook post. “I urge you to responsibly take advantage of your legal right to carry a firearm. To ensure the safety...
  • One-third of all Americans own a gun, it's time for TSA to stop discriminating

    11/25/2015 6:15:23 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 13 replies
    Associated press via ^ | November 24, 2015 | Diane Black
    If you have followed the news headlines lately, you know that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) – the bureaucracy responsible for ensuring the safety of our nation’s travelers – has seen better days. An internal investigation released in June found that the TSA had a stunning 96 percent failure rate in detecting weapons and fake explosives. More recently, a report from “The Today Show” revealed that NBC producers were able to pass airport security with Swiss army knives and box cutters in tow. Comforting, huh? While knives and weapons may make it past airport security all too often, your handgun...
  • (FAIL) ... Shocking Test Results for the Armatix iP1 “Smart Gun”

    11/19/2015 7:02:01 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Shocking test results for the Armatix iP1 "smart gun" One of the most clever tricks liberals have devised to crater gun ownership in the United States is their insistence that if we can't get rid of guns, we should make everyone own safer and smarter guns. While neither the NRA or most gun owners I know are opposed to the exploration of new technology in firearms, there is a tremendous amount of resistance to government mandates of unproven, expensive and dubious design experiments. One of the big examples of these so called “smart guns” has been the Armatix iP1. Hailed...
  • Handgun Self-Defense Ammunition Ballistics Test

    11/01/2015 7:08:22 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 49 replies ^ | 15 Oct, 2015 | Chris Baker
    Over the last few months, I’ve been working with the rest of the Lucky Gunner team on another one of our epic experiments, which we’re proud to finally unveil: ballistics gelatin testing for over 100 self-defense handgun ammunition loads. 117 to be precise, and that’s just round one. This testing will be ongoing, and we’ll keep adding to the results as we have the chance to test more loads. If you came here just to see the data from our tests, you can use the handy menu above to skip right to the results section. If this whole ballistics testing...
  • Colorado man cited for 'killing' uncooperative computer with handgun

    04/21/2015 2:03:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/21/2014
    DENVER (Reuters) - Police in Colorado have cited a 37-year-old man for carrying his computer into an alley then shooting it eight times with a handgun after what authorities said had been a long battle with the uncooperative machine. Lucas Hinch was cited for discharging a firearm within city limits after officers responded to a "shots fired" call early on Monday evening, the Colorado Springs Police Department said in a statement. "Investigation revealed a resident was fed up with fighting his computer for the last several months," said the statement, entitled "Man Kills His Computer."
  • DE FACTO GUN BAN: Ruling Looms On California “Microstamping” Law

    02/22/2015 5:15:57 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies ^ | 02/22/2015 | Jack Flash
    Excerpted from Fox News: California’s gun laws are among the nation’s strictest, but a looming decision in a federal lawsuit could effectively ban handguns altogether in the Golden State, according to plaintiffs who want a judge to toss out a state law requiring all new handguns to be equipped with technology that “stamps” each shell casing with a traceable mark. The problem with the “microstamping” law, which was signed into law by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007 but only took effect in 2013, is that it relies on an unworkable technology, according to gun manufacturers and attorneys for the Second...
  • Judge rules federal interstate handgun transfer ban unconstitutional

    02/11/2015 10:42:37 PM PST · by muffaletaman · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/12/2015 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - A U.S. ban on the interstate sales of handguns by federal firearms dealers to buyers from other states violates the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge in Texas ruled on Wednesday. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor stemmed from a challenge to the ban brought by a Texas firearms dealer and a couple from the District of Columbia in July 2014.
  • Finders, Keepers, what do you think, Freepers? Glock 45 cal.

    12/13/2014 8:16:20 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 72 replies
    Vanity | self
    This morning my Daughter and her friend were jogging on the bridge today. They came across a 45 caliber Glock in the grass by the sidewalk. It appeared someone tried to toss the gun from a moving car into the marsh, but missed. She saw a policeman writing a traffic ticket and told him what she saw. He asked her to wait while he finished his business. Then he came and interviewed the girls and called the investigators to treat the gun as a crime scene.
  • How to shoot a handgun accurately

    11/19/2014 11:11:33 PM PST · by Hugin · 28 replies
    "I want you to do an article on how to shoot a handgun accurately," Dave Duffy told me. "Make it 2,500 or 3,000 words." Long ago, I would have answered, "Sure, and while I'm at it, how about a history of the world in, oh, 10,000 words or so?" Today, with more than 45 years of handgunning behind me (yeah, I'm old, but I started early, too) I realize that you actually can cover this topic in a fairly short article. The reason is found in the classic statement of Ray Chapman, the first world champion of the combat pistol....
  • Autopsy: Michael Brown Was Shot 6 Times

    08/18/2014 3:41:30 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 97 replies
    Newser ^ | Aug 18, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    The results of a private autopsy on Michael Brown may escalate tensions in Ferguson, Missouri even further: The examiner says the unarmed teenager was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, and all the bullets came from the front, reports the New York Times. Pathologist Michael Baden, New York City's former chief medical examiner, says all the bullets were fired from at least one or two feet away, and one bullet—apparently the last one fired—hit the top of the 18-year-old's head.
  • Man Threatens Victim with Chainsaw

    12/24/2013 3:53:46 PM PST · by whodathunkit · 26 replies ^ | December 24, 2013 | Jake Bauer
    WASHINGTON TWP., Pa. (EYT) - Two men are facing charges following an incident at a bar in Fryburg early Saturday morning. Clarion-based State Police say the incident happened around 12:30 a.m. at a bar along Route 208 in Fryburg when 37-year-old Shawn M. Jay (pictured right), of New Bethlehem, allegedly punched a 25-year-old Shippenville man in the face. While Jay and another man, 24-year-old Robert “Buddy” Myers (pictured left), were being escorted out of the bar, Myers allegedly struck the victim in the head with a beer bottle. Police say the victim later attempted to leave the bar and Jay...
  • Company uses 3-D printing to make steel handgun

    11/11/2013 2:24:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/08/13 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    Aside from the Duke's classic Colt six-shooter, no pistol has such a place in American history as the 1911 .45-caliber handgun. Now the folks at Solid Concepts have successfully produced one of these handguns (pictured), all steel and all 3-D-printed. Fabricating 3-D weapons has come a long way in a short period.
  • Need purchasing advice (vanity)

    09/08/2013 2:59:43 PM PDT · by sauropod · 189 replies
    Self | 8 Sep 2013 | Self
    Hello all, I need some advice on purchasing a handgun. I live in the People’s Republic of MD and the new gun control laws are about to take effect (Oct 1st). I am in the market for a .45. I was looking at cheaper than dirt at several models and would appreciate any hints you can give regarding a purchase. Have you dealt with buying guns from cheaper than dirt? Do you have a better source/way to do this? What is the proper procedure for completing this purchase from an on-line retailer? I would also like recommendations for handguns in...
  • Daily Caller: We Sent a Female Reporter Shopping for a Home-Defense Handgun (NRAVideo Interview)

    06/18/2013 9:17:58 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 28 replies ^ | 6-18-2013 | NRAVideos
    Cam Edwards talks to Jessica Stanton, who wrote this article for The Daily Caller: NRA News - June 17, 2013 -
  • World's Biggest Revolver Fired Successfully (Polish Hog Leg Fires 5 oz. Bullets)

    03/03/2013 4:05:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 1, 2013 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    World's Biggest Revolver Fired Successfully So this is fun. A guy in Poland built a gigantic revolver. Then he fired it. RT reports that "It took Mr (Ryszard) Tobys around 2,500 hours to construct, since most of the parts had to be built by hand." The revolver fires 5 oz. bullets and is supposedly certified by Guinness World Records. The Pentagon has not yet contacted Tobys for potential contracts. Read more: (FR Note: Link to the original story to access video of pistol being fired.)
  • Gallup: Opposition to handgun ban hits all-time high

    12/27/2012 9:11:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/27/12 | Ed Morrissey
    So how would Piers Morgan fare with his proposed constitutional amendment to repeal gun rights? Amazingly, nearly three-quarters of Americans agree on handguns, anyway … but not with Piers Morgan. According to the latest Gallup survey taken within days of the Newtown massacre, a record number of Americans oppose a handgun ban, 74/24: Despite Americans’ willingness to strengthen gun laws in the wake of Sandy Hook and other deadly mass shootings, Gallup finds public opposition to a broad ban on the possession of handguns at a record-high 74%. Conversely, the 24% in favor is the lowest recorded since Gallup first...
  • Looking at purchasing a handgun

    12/20/2012 10:28:29 AM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 101 replies
    12/20/12 | EQandybuzz
    I am looking to purchase a handgun. Need advice.
  • Carry weapon question. Looking for a CC with the following....

    12/19/2012 6:00:17 PM PST · by jdsteel · 90 replies ^ | 12/19/12 | jdsteel
    I'm interested in a 9mm or slightly smaller quality handgun that has a stock laser pointer. Comfortable carry and the laser are equally important.
  • Need help deciding on a Christmas gift (gun) for my son

    12/12/2012 5:38:05 PM PST · by RightFighter · 112 replies
    Vanity | 12/12/2012 | RightFighter
    I'm looking for a recommendation for a gun for my son for Christmas. Just to lay out the basics - he just turned 15 and is about 6'3" and weighs 235. Yes, he plays high school football. His mother and I have been divorced for many years, and she absolutely forbids him to have anything to do with guns in or near her home. His cousin recently received a .22 pistol, and my son's mom wouldn't let him hold it. I don't know whether she knows (but I assume she does) that he has shot my HK .40 USP along...
  • Why Michigan Should Abolish Handgun Purchase Permits & Handgun Registration

    12/09/2012 5:08:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 December, 2012 | Rick Ector
    Detroit, MI --( The state of Michigan may soon abolish handgun registrations and handgun purchase permits. Michigan House Bill 5225 (HB 5225) – the legislation which seeks to abolish the aforementioned pistol reporting requirements – has already been passed by the Michigan House of Representatives and is expected to be put up for a vote within the next few days in the Michigan Senate. At least with respect to handgun registrations, the state of Michigan is very late to the gun rights party; it is one of a small remaining number of US states that still require them: California,...
  • Gun permit applications can now be done online (NC)

    12/08/2012 8:48:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Lincoln County residents can now apply for and purchase gun permits through the Sheriff’s Office website. The agency recently made the switch to online applications to “provide better customer service” and “streamline the permit process,” ultimately cutting back on the public’s flow of traffic in and out of the Sheriff’s Office and increasing the system’s level of convenience for residents, according to a press release. Prior to moving the permit process online, citizens had to make multiple trips to the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff David Carpenter told the Times-News on Thursday.
  • Michigan: Time Running Out to Repeal State Handgun Registration and Permit System

    11/29/2012 1:12:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 28 November, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    The Michigan Legislature returned yesterday for the last few weeks of their 2012 legislative session with several pro-gun bills still pending consideration. House Bill 5225 and its companion bills, legislation that would eliminate the state handgun “permit-to-purchase” and registration requirements in Michigan, have been languishing in the state Senate for months, so your state Senator and the Senate leadership need to hear from gun owners across Michigan today! Since the state House passed HB 5225 back in June, the Michigan Senate is the only remaining obstacle to getting this vital bill to the Governor. HB 5225 has faced increased opposition...
  • FYI: Is It Legal To 3-D Print A Handgun?

    10/05/2012 11:39:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies ^ | 4 October, 2012 | Clay Dillow
    Earlier this week, the Wiki Weapons Project--an initiative to create a 3-D printed handgun and distribute the digital design file for free online--ran into a stumbling block when 3-D printer provider Stratasys pulled the lease on a printer it had provided the group. Stratasys cited a clause in the lease agreement that allows the company to rescind a lease for printers believed to be used for unlawful purposes. That raises the obvious (and thorny) question: Is the Wiki Weapons Project doing anything illegal? We at PopSci are experts on many things, but federal firearms regulations and intellectual property law are...
  • Russia May Legalize Possession of Handguns

    07/28/2012 7:36:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 24 July, 2012 | banglist,handgun,russia,legal
    ( -- A bill that would allow Russians to possess handguns and use them for self-defense without fear of being exposed to criminal liability bill will likely be proposed in the State Duma early next year, Izvestia reports. A report prepared by the Russian Federation Council suggests amending the Federal Law On Weapons that allows the possession of shotguns, non-lethal weapons, gas guns, stun guns, pneumatic weapons, and cold steel arms (knives), but says nothing about handguns. Proponents insist that violent crime statistics tend to decline as the number of legal firearms owners increases. Currently, Russian law allows for the...
  • Hard Cases Still Make Bad Law

    07/21/2012 2:33:28 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 21, 2012 | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the Colorado movie massacre... It has oft been said, by armchair philosophers and professional politicians alike, that “hard cases make bad law”… meaning that one is better off depending on the other old saw, “it’s the exception that proves the rule.” There are few examples that prove this so clearly as the aftermath of an American massacre. We haven’t had many. For a nation of 300 million free people of every background, age and circumstance, we have relatively few problems. Compared with other civilizations in history, even other good ones, it should be awe-inspiring, how many Americans live...
  • Oral Hearings In Jennings v. BATFE Were Held Yesterday (handgun age restrictions)

    07/11/2012 12:11:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 11 July, 2012 | John Richardson
    The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments yesterday in the NRA's appeal of Jennings et al v. BATFE. This case, originally known as D'Cruz v. BATFE, challenges the Federal law that bars 18-20 year olds from purchasing handguns at retail from a licensed firearms dealer. This case was heard originally in the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas before Judge Sam Cummings. He ruled for the BATFE and the NRA appealed a few days later. Judge Cummings found that the rights of 18-20 year olds were not violated as they could always buy a handgun...
  • Double-Barrel Pistol Reinvents The Meaning Of Double Tapping

    06/20/2012 7:21:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    DVICE ^ | Raymond Wong
    Double-barrel pistol reinvents the meaning of double tapping Don't cry to us when the Mayan Apocalypse comes with a horde of brain-dead zombies because we'll just shake our heads at you for not stocking up on Arsenal Firearms' double barrel handgun that fires two bullets with every trigger pull. More commonly referred to as the AF2011-AF Double Barrel Pistol or "Twenty Eleven" or "Second Century," the gun is special because it's the first semi-automatic pistol that fires two bullets at once. Its body is intrinsically that of a Colt 1911-A1 with twin .45 caliber barrels that can carry eight bullets...
  • My Favorite Shooting Technique Will Teach You How to Shoot Your Handgun More Accurately

    03/02/2011 8:27:17 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 107 replies
    AC ^ | Dec. 14, 2011 | Dan S. Defense
    The author was an IDF officer in a combat unit. In this article I'll teach you a simple technique that will allow you to shoot your handgun accurately. We'll start with the steps you need to take, I'll explain what happens when you fire a handgun and how it affects you, and then I'll give you a few simple tips to reinforce your new shooting technique. If you follow my steps and tips, and invest a few hours working on this technique at home, you'll be able to shoot your handgun much more accurately. In fact, if you practice for...
  • Heartland U.S. Senator gets Right to Self-Defense Gun Saint award

    03/19/2012 4:50:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 18 March, 2012 | John M. Snyder
    Nebraska's junior United States Senator, Mike Johanns, was honored in Washington, D.C. recently by the St. Gabriel Possenti Society for his commitment to the right to the means necessary to defend life. Sen. Johanns received the award from John M. Snyder, Society president. The St. Gabriel Possenti Society ( named Sen. Johanns, a practicing Catholic, Man of the Year. The St. Gabriel Possenti Society honored Sen. Johanns as the Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska initiated canonization proceedings for the late Rev. Edward Flanagan, founder of Boys Town in Omaha. Snyder presented a plaque to Sen. Johanns on September 27, the...
  • Longview Police to host women’s handgun safety class(TX)

    03/13/2012 5:26:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 12 March, 2012 | Longview Police Department
    LONGVIEW — The Longview Police Department is hosting a women’s handgun safety class to teach the laws, safety, and proper handling of a handgun. This is not the prerequisite course to obtain a concealed handgun license. The class consists of two sessions, with the first one beginning on April 19, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Maude Cobb Activity Complex located at 100 Grand Avenue. The second session will be held on April 21, 2012 at the Longview Police Department’s firing range. The class is open to all females who are at least 18 years of age...
  • Gunmaker invents chilling double-barrel handgun

    03/13/2012 11:01:08 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 117 replies · 1+ views
    MSN ^ | 3/13/2012 |
    <p>How convenient! Someone has finally invented a weapon that combines the killing power of a double-barreled shotgun with the portability of a handgun.</p>
  • Emanuel to push for state-wide handgun registry (IL)

    02/09/2012 8:06:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 9 February, 2012 | Alex Keefe
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants lawmakers to require that all handguns in Illinois be registered with the state, or gun owners could face felony charges. A statewide gun registry is key in helping solve Chicago crimes that involve handguns from outside the city, and would also help crack down on gun trafficking, Emanuel is expected to argue Thursday. Under Emanuel's proposal, handgun owners would have to pay $65 for a registration certificate from the state, which would function much like the title to a car. Illinois law currently requires that gun owners and shooters have a firearm owners identification card,...
  • Question about transporting a handgun across state line:

    01/12/2012 6:23:34 AM PST · by JNRoberts · 40 replies · 1+ views
    JN Roberts | 01/12/2012 | JN Roberts
    So, does anyone know how I can legally get this handgun from California to me in Texas without me having to drive there to pick it up?
  • **** Vanity **** First Time Caliber Report

    01/07/2012 1:37:38 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 18 replies
    1-7-2012 | Jeff Chandler
    This morning was the first time I shot a .460 S&W magnum round and I thought I would report my impressions: I like it.
  • The best .177 cal. (air) pellet gun to buy [Vanity]

    01/07/2012 8:05:33 AM PST · by bjorn14 · 108 replies · 2+ views
    My Brain | 7 January 2012 | Me
    I live in Norway and as most of you know the handgun laws here are insane but I discovered that .177 cal. pellet guns are exempt from the avalanche of paperwork and most other rules. With the increasing criminality in Oslo I was thinking of getting one to at least act as a deterent or precieved equalization of the situation. It is better than having nothing. Prefer CO2 powered. Thanks in advance.
  • Homeowner pulls gun on two thieves

    10/17/2011 5:21:33 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 19 replies
    WNDU South Bend IN ^ | 10-17-11 | Kevin.Lewis
    "Michael Morse was about to become the city's latest victim of a burglary. That was, until he pulled out a registered handgun on two thieves trying to break into his home around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night."
  • An Alternate Look at Handgun Stopping Power

    07/09/2011 6:01:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 162 replies · 3+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 8 July,2011 | Greg Ellifritz
    I've been interested in firearm stopping power for a very long time. I remember reading Handguns magazine back in the late 1980s when Evan Marshall was writing articles about his stopping power studies. When Marshall's first book came out in 1992, I ordered it immediately, despite the fact that I was a college student and really couldn't afford its $39 price tag. Over the years I bought all of the rest of Marshall's books as well as anything else I could find on the subject. I even have a first edition of Gunshot Injuries by Louis Lagarde published in 1915....
  • Vanitas vanitatum -- Giving a handgun to a Marylander

    06/23/2011 12:13:29 PM PDT · by Mad Dawg · 22 replies
    my fertile mind | 6/23/11 | moiself
    I want to make a gift, no strings attached, of a handgun to a resident of Maryland. What are the legal hurdles? Does anyone know? Does anyone know where I can find out?Thanks.
  • Considering buying a handgun - any advice?

    05/18/2011 1:23:42 PM PDT · by jda · 133 replies · 1+ views
    I'm looking for advice concerning buying a handgun.
  • Carroll County Woman Threatening Suicide Fatally Shot by State Trooper

    04/11/2011 8:54:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Carroll Standard ^ | April 11, 2011 | Copy Desk
    (HAMPSTEAD, MD) – A Carroll County woman armed with a handgun and threatening suicide was fatally shot by a Maryland state trooper Monday evening after she refused repeated orders to surrender and pointing the weapon in the direction of police on the scene. According to reports, troopers from the Westminster Barrack were called to the 4600-block of Upper Beckleysville Road, Hampstead, Md at about 5:40 p.m. today for a domestic situation between the 40-year-old woman and her sister, with whom she lived. While en route to the scene, a second call was received informing troopers the woman had armed herself...
  • Looking for Handgun Suggestions

    03/23/2011 12:14:47 AM PDT · by krogers58 · 78 replies
    Self | 3/23/2011 | Vanity
    Looking for some advice for a concealed carry weapon for the wife. We were thinking a semi-auto, clip fed weapon. She seems intimidated by the recoil on my 9mm (Glock), and was wondering if there was a decent handgun that would give her more confidence with aiming and firing. I was thinking of something like a .380, but I've never shot them to compare them to a 9mm. Obviously they shoot a smaller cartridge, but the gun seems much lighter and would seem to be more susceptible to kick-back. Maybe I'm wrong. I think a .25 auto might be too...
  • Fiddling with gun led to fatal shot

    03/15/2011 10:12:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 44 replies · 2+ views
    southtownstar chicago ^ | Mar 15, 2011 | CASEY TONER
    Chicago Hts. cops: Fiddling with gun led to fatal shot BY CASEY TONER Last Modified: Mar 15, 2011 08:48AM Ryan Fantasia couldn’t figure out why his 9mm handgun wasn’t firing correctly, so he was fiddling with it Friday night in the bedroom of his Chicago Heights home, police said. His girlfriend entered the room and told him to stop playing with the gun, but he pulled the slide back and the gun then fired, killing the 19-year-old woman, police said. Haley Pelock, of the 3100 block of Courtney Lane in South Chicago Heights, died from a gunshot wound in...