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  • Can California ban gun stores from advertising handguns on their signs?

    11/11/2014 4:56:33 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 8 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | November 11, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    No, argues Tracy Rifle & Pistol LLC v. Harris (E.D. Cal. filed Nov. 10, 2014), a just-filed case in which I’m been hired to consult. Cal. Civil Code § 26820 (which was first enacted 1923, but is still being enforced today) provides, No handgun or imitation handgun, or placard advertising the sale or other transfer thereof, shall be displayed in any part of the premises where it can readily be seen from the outside. That, we argue, violates the First Amendment. The government generally may not ban advertising of lawful products — indeed, of constitutionally protected products — on the...
  • Washington DC Maintains Its Prohibition on the Second Amendment

    09/19/2014 1:19:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Washington DC has been ordered to allow concealed handguns… But, c’mon, let’s not get carried away. I mean, why on Earth would we rush to allow such American freedoms in America’s capitol, right? Following in the footsteps of liberal enclaves like Boston, New York, and the People’s Republic of California, Washington DC is paying lip service to the Second Amendment by crafting a “May Issue” concealed carry rule.Essentially, the rule amounts to an arbitrary case-by-case determination of concealed carry applications, where applicants will be asked to provide a “legitimate” reason for carrying a gun. According to WJLA:The District is seeking to...
  • Grandpa's Guns — Safe Handling and Transport?

    09/15/2014 2:10:37 PM PDT · by John Robinson · 50 replies
    Helping my girlfriend clean out her grandparent's home, we found a couple long guns (a Winchester Model 840 IIRC, and some hunting rifle, I assume, because it has a scope—I didn't catch the branding) and there should be a few handguns as well (haven't found them yet.) I don't know the first thing about guns, except to assume they're loaded. Is there any generic instruction to be given for these types of guns to ensure they're properly unloaded and safe for transport and [temporary] storage? I'll try to compile more detail later this evening. The plan is to sell them...
  • Fatal shooting may have been accidental

    06/18/2014 2:50:49 PM PDT · by Callahan · 21 replies
    The News Herald ^ | 6/18/14 | Zack McDonald
    PANAMA CITY — A new father is dead after what appeared to be an accidental shooting Tuesday night. Steven Justin Ayers, 33, and his wife had gathered family members to celebrate the homecoming of their 3-day-old baby — born on Father’s Day. But the celebration at 2502 Michigan Court ended shortly after 6 p.m. when a stray bullet entered the home, struck Ayers in the back of the head and killed him instantly. Moments earlier, Charles Edward Shisler, 62, had picked up a loaded 9mm pistol in his residence, adjacent to the Ayers’ home, and the gun discharged. Shisler was...
  • Vanity: .357 Sig versus .40 S&W

    12/17/2013 9:02:36 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 94 replies
    Scoutmaster
    Santa may bring me a Sig Sauer P226 if I'm good. I'm considering adding a new caliber to my handguns (which, sadly, were lost in a parasailing accident). I've test fired both the .357 Sig and the 40 S&W and am leaning toward the .357 Sig.However, use would be a backup backup handgun for home defense and - let's admit it - for fun on the range. I'm already set in .22LR, 9mm (including a P226 in 9mm), and .45ACP and am comfortable with what I already own in those calibers.I know I can buy an extra P226 barrel for...
  • Anti-Second Amendment Bill Maher: ‘I Ain’t Giving Up My Gun’

    05/18/2013 10:50:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 5/18/2013
    Bill Maher on Friday once again exposed himself as a total hypocrite. Minutes after telling his HBO Real Time panel "the Second Amendment is bulls--t," he admitted having two firearms in his house - "one upstairs and one down" - claiming, "As long as we live in the gun country, I ain’t giving up my gun"
  • U.S. Agrees To U.N. Global Gun Control

    04/04/2013 3:37:18 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 64 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 4, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Global Gun Control: Despite a prior Senate rebuff, President Obama will likely sign and push a treaty embraced by the world's oppressors and thugs who fear armed citizens. The treaty's prior rejection by the Senate 53-46 in a nonbinding test vote as part of the budget debate in a body where a two-thirds vote to ratify is required would seem to doom the United Nations pact endorsed by the Obama administration. However, the president will likely sign it and, as is his custom these days, try to enforce key provisions by stealth, executive order and by "common-sense" regulations and restrictions....
  • Egypt’s police to get 100,000 9mm pistols

    02/16/2013 9:05:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 16, 2013 3:13 PM EST | Aya Batrawi
    An Egyptian security official said Saturday that the interior ministry has agreed to purchase 100,000 new 9mm pistols after low-ranking policemen went on strike demanding greater firepower to defend themselves against increased lawlessness. The announcement ended five days of strikes by thousands of low-ranking policemen that threatened to further unravel security in the Arab world’s most populous nation, two years after the overthrow of longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. It is also likely to provoke a new wave of criticism against the interior ministry by rights groups and activists who accuse police of using excessive force against unarmed protesters and carrying...
  • Big Data can kill American gun crime [op/ed]

    02/06/2013 7:58:52 PM PST · by hasb3an · 17 replies
    Betanews.com ^ | 02-06-2013 | Derrick Wlodarz
    While Betanews isn't usually a place for political discourse, I'm going against the grain on this one. It's because I strongly believe the real answer to solving our serious gun crime problem in America rests in something most readers on this site tend to embrace: technology. More specifically, what we refer to as Big Data. I fully believe we have a data problem, not a gun problem. While the debate at large focuses on reaching the same end goal, the fingers point at the wrong solution.
  • My wife retired her 9mm today.

    01/16/2013 6:06:55 PM PST · by Farmer Dean · 110 replies
    After reading the story of the mother who shot the home invader 5 times,she went to the store and bought a Beretta PX-4 in .45acp.Anybody have any experience with this weapon?
  • Belcher spent night with a gal pal before killing

    12/04/2012 8:38:09 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/4/12 | TARA PALMERI
    KANSAS CITY, Mo — He was playing the field. Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher had a boozy dinner with another woman and spent the night at her apartment before he went home, fought with and killed his girlfriend, and then ended his own life in a practice-facility parking lot, sources said yesterday. After dinner and drinks Friday night at a local tavern, the former Long Island high-school star took the woman, Brittni Glass, to her home, but spent the next several hours asleep in his Bentley outside her building, neighbors said. After cops roused him from his drunken slumber...
  • Double-Barrel 1911 Lands ATF Approval, Importation To Begin Next Year

    11/30/2012 7:44:34 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | 11.27.2012 | Max Slowik
    Double-barrel 1911 lands ATF approval, importation to begin next year The ATF has given Arsenal the green light to import their double-barreled, double-everything 1911. Arsenal turned a lot of heads a few months back when they announced their truly unique handgun, the AF2011-A1, but many assumed that the gun would never wind up for sale in the U.S., because it fires two cartridges with one pull of the trigger, making it a machine gun according to federal law. Arsenal maintained that their double trigger design, and matching pair of sears and hammers, would not raise the hackles of the gatekeepers...
  • Interesting: California’s Approved Hanguns All Have Expiration Dates

    11/26/2012 10:54:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    After 12/31/2013, there are none (except for one model – likely a typo – with a 2033 date).
  • 8 Most Impractical Handguns in History

    05/10/2012 7:20:41 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies
    gun & ammo ^ | 5-3-12 | dylan polk
    Practicality may not be something shooters think about all the time; if that was the case, .50-cal rifles would be a lot less popular on the civilian market . However, while we may look at some guns and think, “Now why would anyone need THAT?” chances are the Herculean handgun that looks like it was hauled in by a flatbed trailer doesn’t hold a candle to some of the most impractical handguns in history. Whether they were too costly to make or just plain ineffective, here are eight of the most impractical handguns in history.
  • Water Guns Banned, Handguns Allowed at GOP Convention

    05/02/2012 2:37:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/2/12 | Amy Bingham | ABC OTUS News
    In the politically-charged and likely protest-filled streets of Tampa, Fla., during the Republican National Convention in August, water guns will be strictly prohibited. Concealed handguns, on the other hand, will be perfectly legal. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said this week that banning handguns from downtown Tampa during the convention, as the city's Mayor Bob Buckhorn requested, "would surely violate the Second Amendment." ... Buckhorn said last month that the state law, which prohibits the city from temporarily banning handguns, makes the city "look silly" because officials can prohibit water guns but not real ones, The Associated Press reported. "There is...
  • Wrong lesson: Gun safety class ends with couple wounded (VA)

    04/23/2012 9:16:12 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | April 23, 2012 | Duncan Adams
    A firearms safety course went awry in Bedford County (VA) Saturday when a man shot himself in the hand with a .45-caliber handgun and the bullet passed through his hand and struck his wife, seated nearby, in the leg. Shot were Michael L. Deel, 54, and Michelle K. Deel, 49, both of Roanoke. Emergency dispatchers in Bedford County received a call at 12:25 p.m. reporting a shooting on Chapel Woods Drive. The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office said county rescue units and deputies responded. The Deels were attending a firearms safety class being taught and hosted by Thomas F. Starke, 57,...
  • Lock & Load (NM)

    12/31/2011 6:24:13 PM PST · by CedarDave · 63 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 31, 2011 | Olivier Uyttebrouck
    No one knows exactly why, but a lot of people are interested in packing heat. In fact, FBI data suggest that gun sales in New Mexico and nationally will hit record levels in 2011. Will Hogsett, sales director at Calibers Shooter Sports Center said strong sales at his store may be due to an improving economy or lingering fears about stronger gun control before the 2012 elections. Sales of handguns and shotguns continue to be the big sellers among people looking for protection in their homes, he said. “The big thing people come to us for is home defense.” The...
  • Need Handgun Advice (for a gift)

    12/08/2011 2:18:53 PM PST · by RightOnline · 64 replies · 1+ views
    12/8/2011 | RightOnline
    Hey, fellow FReepers. I've seen threads like this over the years but darned if I can seem to find or access any of them, soooooooo..... I'm looking for advice on a handgun purchase. The gun will be a Christmas present for my lady friend who happens to be a professional armed security officer (and supervisor, trainer, etc.,etc.). She currently owns a Glock .40 cal semi-auto (her work weapon) and a pretty sweet S&W .38 revolver. She's a CCW permit holder; well-trained. Since there are SO many FReepers here with scads of experience in such things, I'm looking for some suggestions...
  • Record-Low Support Banning Handguns in U.S.

    11/07/2011 3:40:58 PM PST · by epow · 27 replies
    According to Gallup’s annual Crime Poll, conducted earlier this month, a record-low 26 percent of Americans favor a ban on the possession of handguns in the United States. When Gallup first asked Americans this question some 50 years ago, 60 percent favored banning handguns; however, since 1975, the majority of Americans have opposed such a measure, with opposition as high as 70 percent in recent years. This data follows the release last month of FBI statistics that show for the fourth straight year sales of firearms have increased while crime has continued to decrease. The Gallup poll also found that...
  • Advice needed: Best guns for concealed carry and best ways to carry

    11/01/2011 10:01:15 AM PDT · by Jean S · 132 replies · 2+ views
    Vanity
    As you may know, concealed carry is now legal in Wisconsin as of today, finally! I found this article at Human Events: Top 10 Concealed Carry Guns My husband and I have had some training with our revolvers, I have a 38 S+W and my husband has two .357s. We've had some professional training and some training from experienced friends on how to shoot, clean the guns, etc. but not enough to satisfy Wisconsin's new law. We'll be taking a state required 4 hour class next week - with 98 other people. I am not expecting much from the class,...
  • The Left "Arms" Rioters and Disarms their Victims

    08/19/2011 9:20:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/19/2011 | Doug Book
    In 1997, the British government confiscated handguns from the people of Britain. Thanks to mandatory gun registration, owners had little choice but to capitulate, as those who failed to turn in their weapons voluntarily would be easy to hunt down and easy to imprison. And now these same law abiding British citizens–for it is always the law abiding whose rights and property government seems most eager to steal–these same people have been left defenseless, watching helplessly as their property and livelihoods are being stolen, just as their weapons had been years earlier, by a criminal class only marginally different from...
  • 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.
  • Senate approves handguns-on-campus amendment ( Texas )

    05/09/2011 2:53:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | May. 9, 2011 | Terrence Stutz
    Stymied in his previous efforts to pass a handguns-on-campus bill in the Senate, Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, was successful on his fourth try Monday as senators agreed to add the proposal to a state fiscal matters bill that was expected to win approval. The door was opened for Wentworth's handgun measure when senators added another languishing bill on higher education as an amentment to the fiscal matters legislation. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst ruled that the handgun proposal also could be added as an amendment because the fiscal matters bill relates to higher education in Texas. The proposal, generally opposed by...
  • The Arizona Shootings, Gun Violence Research and the Facts vs. The New York Times

    01/14/2011 5:17:22 PM PST · by JohnRLott · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2011 | John R. Lott Jr.
    You know you’re doing something right when two New York Times columnists, Gail Collins and Nicholas Kristof, attack your research on the same day. Kristof followed up on criticism leveled earlier in the week by others writing for The Times. I must have said something substantial enough to warrant this attention. Let us check the facts. Gail Collins worries that law-abiding citizens carrying concealed handguns can't be trusted: . . .
  • Napping man shoots self on Ohio Turnpike

    12/22/2010 3:14:14 AM PST · by 4buttons · 3 replies
    The Morning Journal ^ | 12/21/10 | staff
    SANDUSKY (AP) — Ohio troopers say they believe it was an accident when a Michigan motorist shot himself on the Ohio Turnpike after parking with his family.
  • Video of Armless Man Shooting Handgun With His Feet

    11/24/2010 9:05:11 AM PST · by OneVike · 27 replies
    God is quite amazing in that He gives us abilities beyond our own comprehension. Would anyone ever think to even try to use their feet in such a way if they still had arms and hands. It just goes to show how we limit ourselves from reaching our fullest potential. When I see a man like this, or the blind boy who clicked to see his way around by using echolocation, I am truly saddened by the millions of fully capable humans who willingly allow the Socialists to convince them they cannot get by without the governments help. Follow...
  • Freep this poll -- Handgun Ban

    10/16/2010 10:44:27 PM PDT · by Rytwyng · 9 replies
    Freep this poll. The question: Would you support a ban on handguns? "No" is already winning by 10 to 1. Let's try for 100!
  • The .44 Special is the best handgun caliber

    07/03/2010 11:11:27 AM PDT · by calex59 · 130 replies · 8+ views
    Me | N/A | None
    I believe the .44 Special is the best handgun cartridge ever made. It is accurate and has enough energy in factory loadings to drop the bad guy. It can be handloaded to near .44 mag velocities if the revolver is of good quality.
  • 2 people are in custody after trying to get onto MacDill Air Force Base

    06/14/2010 6:26:06 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 124 replies · 6,225+ views
    CNN - Twitter ^ | June 14, 2010 | Tori Blase
    Via twitter - BREAKING CNN: 2 people are in custody after trying to get onto MacDill Air Force Base, the home of U.S. Central Command: Air Force spokeswoman
  • Fargo woman accused of pistol-whipping man with handgun

    06/14/2010 7:15:59 AM PDT · by Last Dakotan · 24 replies · 567+ views
    INFORUM ^ | June 14 2010 | Forum staff reports
    FARGO – A Fargo woman is accused of beating her husband with a handgun early today, causing bruises to his abdomen and a cut on his head, Fargo Police Sgt. Jeff Skuza said. The man had three loaded handguns in the couple’s apartment in the 4400 block of 47th St. S., Skuza said. The couple were arguing just before 4 a.m. when the woman took one of the guns, unloaded it and struck the man with it several times, he said. The man did not seek medical treatment. Alycia Marie Buethner, 30, was arrested on suspicion of simple assault.
  • A Gun For Grandpa (Gun Rights In Chicago)

    06/02/2010 5:35:30 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies · 726+ views
    Investors.com ^ | June 2, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily Staff
    Second Amendment: Chicago is deciding whether to prosecute a great-grandfather and Korean War veteran under its handgun ban. He refused to be a victim, and now there's one less armed thug roaming the streets. What's the problem? If the 80-year-old vet living on the city's West Side didn't have the gun the city said he shouldn't have, he and his 83-year-old wife and 12-year-old great-grandson might have joined those victims of gun violence about whom gun-control advocates constantly chirp. The vet obtained the gun in violation of the city's handgun ban after a prior incident in which the couple was...
  • Calderon And Daley Want Your Guns

    05/24/2010 4:56:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 780+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 24, 2010 | Investors Business Daily
    Gun Rights: Not happy with interfering in our internal affairs by savaging Arizona's new immigration law, the president of Mexico wants to shred our Second Amendment too. And the mayor of Chicago wants to help. There stood Mexican President Felipe Calderon before Congress, blaming America for the violence on his side of the border and, among other things, the guns that fuel the Mexican drug war that has claimed more than 23,000 Mexican lives since he took office in 2006. Rather than taking responsibility himself, he shoved the blame on America. It would all stop, he implied, if America would...
  • My wife wants a handgun but......[Vanity]

    05/21/2010 3:39:37 PM PDT · by bjorn14 · 156 replies · 2,668+ views
    May 21, 2010 | B.E. Radtke
    I was having breakfast on the terrace with my wife the other day and out of the blue she says to me "I think I want a handgun but I don't want it to be able to kill someone" My first thought was "What's the point?" Well alot of back and forth discussion, so any suggestions/comments/advice?
  • 'Right To Bear Arms' Means Just That

    03/03/2010 4:48:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1,891+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 3, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Otis McDonald, 76, stands before the Supreme Court, which Tuesday heard arguments in his suit to overturn Chicago's handgun ban Gun Rights: Otis McDonald, 76, an Army vet who lives in a high-crime area of Chicago, thinks the Constitution gives him the right to bear arms to protect himself and his wife as he protected his country. We think so too. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on behalf of four Chicago residents led by homeowner McDonald, the Second Amendment Foundation and the Illinois State Rifle Association to overturn Chicago's three-decade-old ban on owning handguns. In a 5-4...
  • Amateur’s Take On McDonald Second Amendment Arguments

    03/02/2010 6:59:52 PM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies · 431+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com/ ^ | March 2, 2010 | Steve McGough
    On the USSC and the handgun ban in Chicago. I enjoyed listening to the audio of the Heller arguments but unfortunately, they did not release any audio for today’s arguments. This afternoon I posted the full text of the oral arguments within a few minutes of being released and I’ve taken the time to read through the 77 pages during some free time tonight.
  • EDITORIAL: Learning from the D.C. handgun ban--Getting rid of gun bans leads to less crime

    03/02/2010 11:48:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 992+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 2, 2010 | Editorial
    The year after the Supreme Court struck down the District of Columbia's handgun ban and gun-lock requirements, the capital city's murder rate plummeted 25 percent. The high court should keep that in mind today as it hears oral arguments about a Chicago handgun ban. Gun controllers screamed to high heaven that impending disaster would follow the court's decision to junk some of the district's gun controls. One of those screaming the loudest was Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, who incorrectly predicted more gun freedom would lead to more death and Wild West shootouts. Instead, in Washington, murder rates rose when...
  • What Good Can a Handgun Do Against an Army.....?

    08/10/2009 3:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 606 replies · 30,553+ views
    End The War on Freedom ^ | June 18, 2003 | Bill St. Clair
    A friend of mine recently forwarded me a question a friend of his had posed: "If/when our Federal Government comes to pilfer, pillage, plunder our property and destroy our lives, what good can a handgun do against an army with advanced weaponry, tanks, missiles, planes, or whatever else they might have at their disposal to achieve their nefarious goals? (I'm not being facetious: I accept the possibility that what happened in Germany, or similar, could happen here; I'm just not sure that the potential good from an armed citizenry in such a situation outweighs the day-to-day problems caused by masses...
  • Austria's Top Models

    01/20/2010 4:03:46 PM PST · by Errant · 50 replies · 3,481+ views
    Youtube ^ | 19 January 2010 | Hickok45
    Youtube video by Hickok45 comparing, displaying, discussing, & shooting 8 popular Glock models. This one is meant to be educational. Apologies to all the guys out there who thought they were going to be seeing scantily clad, sexy Austrian babes in this video. You have to admit, though, all that sexy "Tupperware" comes in a close 2nd! :-)
  • Gun Control By Way Of Health Reform

    10/26/2009 9:53:26 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies · 992+ views
    investors.com ^ | 10/26/2009 | Staff
    Gun Rights: A decade after Congress forbade the CDC from studying the health consequences of gun ownership, the National Institutes of Health has started funding such research. Will reform pry the guns from our cold, sick hands? More than a decade ago Congress, seeing it as a backdoor assault on the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms, voted to cut funding for firearms research by the Centers for Disease Control. Such research was viewed as one-sided and based on flawed assumptions that all gun use was bad, even that which saved lives and deterred crime. --...
  • Gun Control By Way Of Health Reform

    10/22/2009 5:56:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies · 3,617+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 22, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS Staff
    Gun Rights: A decade after Congress forbade the CDC from studying the health consequences of gun ownership, the National Institutes of Health has started funding such research. Will reform pry the guns from our cold, sick hands? More than a decade ago Congress, seeing it as a backdoor assault on the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms, voted to cut funding for firearms research by the Centers for Disease Control. Such research was viewed as one-sided and based on flawed assumptions that all gun use was bad, even that which saved lives and deterred crime. The...
  • The Power of Patience

    10/21/2009 4:49:57 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 2 replies · 418+ views
    Handguns ^ | 21 oct 09 | Don Kates
    In the 1920s and 1930s, Jehovah's Witnesses were viewed by many with the same horror and loathing gun owners receive today. So the 1920s and 1930s saw widespread state and local legislation against Jehovah's Witnesses, and though the Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of speech and religion, it took 30 to 40 years of careful litigation--patiently piling up precedents to achieve the overthrow of those laws by the Supreme Court. The relevance of the Witnesses' experience to gun owners is that it will take at least that many years of patient, careful litigation to remove the morass of senseless anti-gun...
  • High Court Targets Chicago's Gun Ban

    10/02/2009 5:59:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 2,517+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 2, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
    Gun Control: The Supreme Court agrees to decide if the Second Amendment applies to all of us, or just Washington, D.C. Why would the Founders put in the Bill of Rights something applying only to a federal enclave? In a 5-4 decision last year written by Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court overturned a draconian District of Columbia gun ban enacted 32 years ago that barred private ownership of handguns at all. Scalia wrote that an individual's right to bear arms is supported by "the historical narrative" both before and after the Second Amendment was adopted. The court ruled that...
  • Sotomayor Guns For 2nd Amendment (CORRECTED)

    06/05/2009 5:14:41 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 26 replies · 2,745+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 4, 2009 | Editorial
    (Corrected) Gun Control: In a case headed for the Supreme Court, a three-judge panel rules Chicago's gun ban constitutional since the 2nd Amendment doesn't apply to states and cities. High court nominee Sonia Sotomayor concurs.Those Pennsylvania townsfolk bitterly clinging to their guns may have been premature in celebrating the decision in D.C. v. Heller that the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does indeed guarantee an individual right to keep and bear arms.
  • Fans of patron saint of clerics see him as patron of ’handgunnners’

    07/25/2009 9:16:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies · 1,802+ views
    bostonpilotl.com ^ | 24 July, 2009 | Carmen Blanco
    The book "Gun Saint" by John Michael Snyder takes a close look at St. Gabriel Francis Possenti. The cover features an illustration of a shooting incident connected to the 19th-century Passionist priest. Using a revolver, the priest is shown shooting and killing a lizard with one shot in his attempt to reign in a group of armed criminals. WASHINGTON (CNS) -- From lost causes to the unattractive, patron saints are associated with virtually every occupation, ailment and activity. St. Gabriel Francis Possenti, a 19th-century Passionist monk and patron saint of Italy's Abruzzi region, clerics and youths, is gaining a line...
  • Handgun Sales Up 70%(!) in 4th Quarter of 2008 (Obama: Handgun Salesman of the Year)

    05/04/2009 3:30:16 PM PDT · by Atlas Sneezed · 24 replies · 2,508+ views
    National Shooting Sports Foundation ^ | May 4, 2009 | National Shooting Sports Foundation
    Conservation Efforts Benefit from 31 Percent Jump in Excise Taxes Firearms and ammunition excise tax collections for fourth quarter of calendar year 2008. SALES REMAIN STRONG FOR MANUFACTURERS . . . Firearm and ammunition manufacturers paid more than $98 million in excise taxes in the fourth quarter of 2008, up 31.2 percent over the same period in 2007, according to figures released earlier today by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. From Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, $27.6 million was collected for pistols and revolvers, $35 million for long guns and $35.5 million for ammunition. Compared to the same period...
  • Gun used to shoot officer was purchased in parking lot, complaint says

    04/20/2009 9:27:54 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 35 replies · 951+ views
    JS Online ^ | Apr. 19, 2009 | John Diedrich of the Journal Sentinel
    "The handgun used to shoot a Milwaukee police officer was purchased in a gas station parking lot by the suspect's live-in girlfriend, according to a criminal complaint." [snip] "Crespo-Marchena is the girlfriend of Louis M. Domenech, 45, a nine-time felon on federal probation. He is charged with trying to kill Officer Vidal Colón in a close-range shootout April 11. Crespo-Marchena told detectives she bought the Hi-Point 9mm handgun out of a man's trunk a month ago and she let Domenech take it, even though she knew he is a felon, according to the complaint."
  • OK, gun gurus...Glock or Springfield XD-M? (vanity)

    04/08/2009 3:01:19 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 123 replies · 5,160+ views
    Free Republic | April 8, 2009 | Choose Ye This Day
    I'm finally buying a handgun this week, after a long time wanting one, my wife finally relented. I know I want a 9mm. (No, I don't want anything bigger than that.) It's mostly for target shooting, and to have around the house, not for concealed carry. The two I'm interested in are the Glock and the Springfield Armory XD-M. I'm torn between the two. Those that know handguns far better than I do...which would you choose, and why?
  • Convicted Felon Bobby Rush Proposes Sweeping Gun Control

    03/23/2009 10:10:12 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 49 replies · 4,268+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 3/23/09 | Bill Levinson
    Bobby Rush, a former member of an organization known for killing police officers, doesn't want honest people to own gunsWe have written here frequently about the importance of the Second Amendment in the defense of the United States against militant "Muslims" and other terrorists. Although militant "Muslims" feel free to perpetrate rampant violence and gang rape in Europe, these practices are far less frequent here because of the widespread private ownership of firearms. Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL), a former Black Panther and a convicted felon whose illegal possession of firearms lost him his own right to own firearms, has proposed...
  • Legislators Push Stiffening Laws To Sell Handguns (MN)

    02/15/2009 7:52:16 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies · 1,111+ views
    WCCO.com ^ | 2/15/09 | Maya Nishikawa
    Is it too easy to get certain types of guns in Minnesota? Some state lawmakers think so and will be introducing a new bill this week. The proposed law would require all buyers of pistols or assault weapons to have a permit-to-purchase or pass a locally-conducted background check. Currently, if you want to buy a pistol or assault weapon in Minnesota from a licensed dealer, you need a permit and background check. However, that's not the case if you buy from a private seller at places like gun shows, garage sales or on the Internet. "It's a fairly gaping loophole...
  • H.R. 45 "Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act")

    02/02/2009 10:31:00 PM PST · by epow · 52 replies · 3,473+ views
    NSSF ^ | 02/02/09 | staff
    Legislation (H.R. 45 "Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act") sponsored by U.S. Representative Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), would mandate numerous gun control measures if passed. The bill specifically calls for all handgun owners to submit to the federal government a formal application including: photo identification, fingerprints, medical and mental health records and a completed written firearm safety examine. Applicants would also be forced to pay a fee to the federal government. The legislation also mandates that a database be established and kept by the attorney general of the United State so as to record every sale and transfer...