Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $36,355
41%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 41% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Hobbies (General/Chat)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Famous Hollywood Screen Tests

    01/30/2015 7:36:40 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 14 replies
    Time ^ | 08/20/2013 | Time Staff
    In the following gallery, we present screen tests for roles that have become familiar and much loved, from a young Audrey Hepburn reading for the part of Princess Ann in Roman Holiday to a supremely confident Robert Downey Jr. demonstrating how he was born to play supremely confident billionaire-industrialist Tony Stark in the Iron Man films. We start with a lovely British actress who got a chance to prove she belonged to join an all-star cast of a movie destined to become a Hollywood classic.
  • Arnold Johnson and his Orchestra "After My Laughter Came Tears"

    01/30/2015 7:10:53 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 28 Feb 1928 | Arnold Johnson
    Arnold Johnson and his Orchestra play "After My Laughter Came Tears," recorded on February 28, 1928.
  • Pair of Ice Climbers Are First to Ascend Frozen Niagara Falls

    01/30/2015 2:29:28 PM PST · by windcliff · 32 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 1-29-15 | Mark Synnott
    Nine daredevils have gone over Niagara Falls in barrels and lived to tell the tale. This week, ice climbers Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken became the first to reverse the trip. The pair became the first to ascend the world-famous falls on Tuesday, following a 30-foot-wide (9-meter) strip of rotten spray ice that formed along the left edge of Horseshoe Falls, which rises up 150 feet (46 meters) as it straddles the border between the United States and Canada. Horseshoe Falls is the largest of Niagara's three major sections, or cataracts, and is considered the most powerful waterfall in the...
  • 1906 Advance Steam Traction Engine - Jay Leno's Garage

    01/30/2015 1:44:51 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | Sep 13, 2013 | Jay Leno's Garage
    1906 Advance Steam Traction Engine. Lovingly restored by Jay's friend Orman Rawlings, this 104-year-old steam-powered vehicle weighs 13 tons and clocks about 4 mph. If you need traction for your more rugged outdoor projects, this engine recently hauled a 55,000-pound sled!
  • Selling A Stamp Collection

    01/30/2015 9:47:40 AM PST · by kjam22 · 107 replies
    VANITY | 1-30-2015 | kjam22
    I've inherited this good size stamp collection, and I'm trying to figure out what its worth and how to sell it without getting taken to the cleaners. Do any freepers have any experience with this sort of stuff?
  • Superbowl!!!!! Predictions!!!!!

    01/29/2015 12:06:32 PM PST · by djf · 70 replies
    OK!!! It's time to start an official (semi) Freerepublic superbowl prediction thread! My prediction... 27-17 Seattle!!
  • The Kingston Armory .22 LR Garand is a Small Caliber Replica of the Original

    01/27/2015 9:05:28 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 35 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | 01/22/2015 | Rob Reed
    The rifle is built to replicate the original in look, feel, and heft. The heart of the design is a .22 caliber receiver based on the design of the Ruger 10/22, but made of steel, not aluminum. The receiver is housed in a stock and hand guards made from real American Walnut.
  • SB 122 Smokeless Powder and Primer Manufacture in Montana

    01/26/2015 6:49:22 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 6 replies
    There is a serious threat to our right to bear arms because of narrow, monolithic and federally-controlled manufacture of essential ammunition components, smokeless powder (propellant), primers and cartridge brass. For example, there are only two manufacturers of smokeless powder in the U.S., one plant owned by defense contractor General Dynamics and another owned by defense contractor Alliant Systems (ATK). All other smokeless powder used in the U.S. is imported, and subject to immediate and arbitrary import restrictions. And, General Dynamics and Alliant Systems are subject to a standard condition of military contracts that 100% of their production may be commandeered...
  • Best place to get primers, powder and bullets for reloading?

    01/26/2015 4:59:59 AM PST · by kyperman · 29 replies
    1/26/2015 | kyperman
    I am thinking about getting into reloading, want to know where the best place to buy supplies is...websites, etc....not that I have any guns, all lost is that stupid boating accident years ago.
  • Looking for My First Satelite Radio for Home Use, any suggestions? Terrestrial is disappearing.

    01/25/2015 9:46:24 AM PST · by lee martell · 39 replies
    Jan. 25 2015 | Lee Martell
    I used to enjoy several talk shows in my area on terrestrial radio stations.I listened to various local talk shows about politics and social issues. In the last three of four years little by little, almost all of my favorite shows have been ended, and replaced by Infomercials, Finance shows and Vitamin Advice for Health Maintenance. I don't mind listening to any of those replacement shows once in a great while, but when those are the only choices, I feel deprived of good radio. I keep hearing that 'Terrestrial Radio is Dead!" almost no one in the high spending demographic...
  • Any freepers play battlefield 4?

    01/24/2015 10:00:39 PM PST · by GunHoardingCapitalist · 43 replies
    today | me
    Any freepers play battlefield 4, pm me with your psn Id and maybe we can squad up and have some fun
  • Lars Andersen: a new level of archery (YouTube video, 5:51)

    01/24/2015 1:05:27 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk&x-yt-cl=84503534&x-yt-ts=1421914688
  • Paul Specht & Orchestra "Ten Little Miles From Town"

    01/23/2015 10:22:22 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 23 Jan 2015 | Paul Specht
    Paul Specht and his Orchestra play "Ten Little Miles From Town." Recorded in New York on September 13, 1928.
  • Rare frilled shark caught off Australia coast

    01/22/2015 6:50:28 AM PST · by eastforker · 63 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/22/2015 | Brian Walker
    CNN) - It looks like something out of "Alien," but has more in common with "Jurassic Park." It's a rare frilled shark that has been caught by a fisherman in Australia, where no one remembers ever seeing one caught before. With a mouth packed full of needle-like teeth and a body like an eel, the six-foot long frilled shark is sometimes described as a fish "fossil" that dates back 80 million years.
  • Orange County Choppers rolls out an NRA-themed custom bike at SHOT Show

    01/21/2015 9:31:01 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    www.nrablog.com ^ | 1/21/2015 | Lars Dalseide
    Las Vegas, Nevada - One thing you you’re sure to find at every SHOT Show is something new. A new trigger, new barrel, or new gun to set the shooting world on fire. Or, in the case of the National Rifle Association, a new bike. Designed by the world class production crew over at Orange County Choppers, the NRA debuted an OCC-styled Pro Street bike with bullet-like appearance adorned in a matte gunmetal and black paint job on SHOT Show 2015’s opening day . Donated by Century Arms, the bike is adorned with the NRA seal, Century Arms emblem, and...
  • Cop Who Shot Off His Own Finger Points the Finger at Gun Shop

    01/21/2015 4:16:40 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 82 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | 1/14/2015 | Russ Chastain
    His careless gun handling resulted in unemployment, medical bills, and a lawsuit against someone else. A police officer walks into a gun shop, asks to see a 380 pistol, shoots off a portion of his anatomy with said pistol, becomes former cop, and then sues gun shop.Yeah, that’s right.The former officer is reportedly suing for negligence on the part of Barren Outdoors, the gun shop where the incident occurred.We all know that guns in display cases should be unloaded and safe. We also know that the gun shop employee should have checked the gun to be sure of that before...
  • Expansive Rock: Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd"

    01/20/2015 12:37:08 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 34 replies
    WWW.Brain-Damage.co.uk ^ | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Ed Lopez-Reyes
    Pink Floyd academic, composer, and pianist Gilad Cohen's studies of the band, along with performances of Cohen's compositions, will be featured in events held in Illinois, at the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University, in early February. Cohen [right] will be giving two lectures, titled "Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd: 'Dogs' and 'Shine On'" and "Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd: 'Dogs'". They will each offer insight on a variety of subjects related to these songs as well as two unique opportunities for discussion. Northwestern University's lecture will consist of an expansive analysis of 'Dogs'...
  • Anyone Use Wixey Measuring Tools.

    01/16/2015 1:33:31 PM PST · by Little Bill · 32 replies
    Self | 1/16/16 | Self
    I have a Grizzly 10 inch saw, which is not bad as saws go. My problem is the, swear word, tape measure locator on the cross fence support. There is no repeatability swear Word. If you change blades you must make a mental note of the difference in width between blade you replaced and the blade you are using. Now because I of an advanced age you have mind farts or lose where you wrote it down so I started to look around for an alternative. Back when I was young and CNC machining came out I was working for...
  • Gun Magazine Rant

    01/15/2015 9:39:03 AM PST · by Seruzawa · 19 replies
    me | today | me
    After years of being a sucker and buying magazines off of the tables at gun shows, I'm done. I'm looking at my mags and I have about a dozen gun show mags and only maybe two or three are reliable and quiet. Most jam or don't activate the slide stop when empty or just plain rattle when loaded. I've spent an average of $15 each. For the same $ I could have bought 6 factory mags and have 6 good mags instead of 2 or 3. As an experiment I loaded a factory 7rd Ruger .45 mag with 7 rds...
  • Need Cat Advice!

    01/13/2015 7:56:38 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 114 replies
    Hi; I just joined the Kitty-Ping list. I have what is kind of an urgent question about CATS, and our FRiend 'Slings and Arrows' suggested that I post it to the larger group. We adopted a little cat, Leroy, a week ago; he’s about 8 months old and still very kittenish. He's adapted to us and our household very well; but we think he needs a cat companion. We have the choice of adopting one of his brothers, from the same litter; or adopting a female cat who is about 1-1/2 years old, who has already had a litter. I...
  • Man Jumps Into Water and Catches His New Camera Drone at the Last Possible Moment

    01/09/2015 6:50:56 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 3 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Jan 09,2015 | Michael Zhang
    Zwier Spanjer recently purchased a DJI Phantom 2 camera drone and captured the video above on his first day of flying it outdoors. The flight didn’t turn out the way Spanjer planned.
  • Lottery letdown: NM man told 'winning' ticket rendered worthless by misprint

    01/06/2015 2:43:37 PM PST · by workerbee · 52 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/6/15
    By John Wines' calculation, the scratch-off ticket he bought at a Roswell, N.M., gas station is worth $500,625. The state lottery says it is worthless. Wines, a retired heating and air conditioning repairman, bought the $20 "Ruby 7s" ticket on Dec. 6, and went to his car to scratch it off. When his effort appeared to reveal four prizes - two of $250,000, one for $75 and another for $50, he excitedly ran back in to present it to the cashier. "She scanned it in the machine and told me it isn't a winner," Wines, 65, told FoxNews.com. "I couldn't...
  • Panasonic's incredible cameraphone is coming to America, Leica lens and all

    01/05/2015 4:32:09 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 38 replies
    The Verge ^ | January 5, 2015 | David Pierce
    In September, Panasonic made waves at Photokina by using a camera show to announce a smartphone. But the Lumix CM1 isn’t just any smartphone: it has a 1-inch sensor, the kind you’d find in high-end point-and-shoot cameras, plus an f/2.8 Leica lens that you’d be lucky to find on a high-end point-and-shoot. Along with a 20-megapixel sensor, this phone is designed to basically reinvent the wheel when it comes to smartphone cameras.
  • Coonan 1911 in .357 mag

    01/04/2015 5:48:42 PM PST · by armydoc · 40 replies
    1/4/15 | me
    Just now heard about this gun. Apparently it's been around a while. Reviews pretty positive. Priced at the upper end of 1911's. I'm very intrigued. Anyone have any experience with it? http://www.coonaninc.com
  • Jack Payne and his B.B.C. Dance Orchestra "Bubbling Over With Love" British dance band [1931]

    01/01/2015 2:38:12 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 29 Dec 2014 | Jack Payne
    Jack Payne and his B.B.C. Dance Orchestra plays "Bubbling Over With Love."
  • Let's talk some HAM radio -- a new potential hobby of mine.

    12/31/2014 5:22:29 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 128 replies
    12/31/14 | Vanity
    So I've thought about ham radio as a hobby in the past. I read an article on the Government having an internet 'kill switch' but really I extrapolated that out further and think they have a 'communications kill switch'. Meaning internet and phone. In the event that national, regional, coordination and communications goes out, and a distinctive impact on neighborhood coordination, but not so much communications (sneaker net, or short haul CB's): What types of digital ham radio services and equipment are available to build a manned digital station -- meaning it accepts TCP/IP protocol even if it needed a...
  • Secrets of Britain's official coin-making factory revealed as they unveil three new coins for 2015

    12/31/2014 5:44:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 31, 2014 | Mark Duell
    This behind-the-scenes look at the Royal Mint shows workers producing three new coins for 2015 to commemorate British anniversaries. A 50 pence piece - set to enter circulation around March - will mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in 1940. The new coin created by sculptor Gary Breeze depicts three fighter pilots scrambling for their Spitfires under a sky crowded with bombers. A new £2 coin will mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and a second £2 coin will celebrate the Navy’s role in the First World War. Coinage artist John Berhdahl created the special...
  • Anybody else got a drone?

    12/29/2014 9:06:03 PM PST · by djf · 32 replies
    12/29/2014 | djf
    Anybody else have a drone? I'm asking because I decided to get myself a cheapo Christmas present, and got a Hubsan. The small one. It's quite a challenge to fly... so far, I think I've taken off and landed a total of twice. All the other events have been crashes. The first time I tried it, I hooked it up on my coffee table, powered up the controller, and pushed the RPM's up. It VERY promptly took off, crashed into my roof but keep going, and landed at the top of a bookcase about 15 feet away... Wow! Since that...
  • A Christmas Card From Obama Claus And His Illegal Amigos

    12/25/2014 4:25:11 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 7 replies
    12-25-2014 | Me
    Christmas Greetings from Obama Claus, and from the left, Nora, Aife, Jack and Ruarc.
  • Twelve Days of Buttery Christmas. [XdOGS]

    12/25/2014 1:05:07 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 15 replies
    Daily Butters ^ | 12/25/14
    A photo of Butters and two Turtle Gloves
  • World's Most Powerful Handgun-The Walker Colt .44 Revolver

    12/24/2014 8:10:34 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 53 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 7, 2012 | The Company of Military Historians
    Detailed -- and interesting -- information about an impressive firearm.
  • Twas the nite before Christmas (for reloaders)

    `Twas the night before Christmas, cold, dark and foreboding, As I sat at the work bench, quite busy reloading. The empties from autumn were polished so clear For primers and powder, and bullets from Speer And Hornady's soft-points, and Nosler's Partitions (MY bench ain't no place for brand name omissions!) All sat in their boxes, right next to the press With dies from Pacific, and RCBS When all of a sudden there came such a jolt, I grabbed for my Mossberg, and whipped out my Colt. As I spilled Hodgdon's powder all over the shelf I scrambled for cover, just...
  • Maker's 46 finally hits town.

    12/18/2014 8:48:52 AM PST · by jstaff · 73 replies
    Maker's 46 bourbon, from the Maker's Mark people, finally hit the local market. Not earth shaking news, I know, but if anyone is a fan of good bourbon this has to be on the list. It's 94 proof but sips like half that, neat, and at room temperature. And, no, I don't have any financial interest, just wanted to share some good news with my buds.
  • Teenage My Little Pony fan APOLOGIZES to internet trolls; threw himself under train (Truncated)

    12/18/2014 6:46:16 AM PST · by Crazieman · 142 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/17/2014 | Jay Narain
    A teenager who was bullied by online trolls posted a heartbreaking video on YouTube before killing himself, an inquest heard. Adam Smith, 19, who had learning difficulties, was bombarded with spiteful remarks and accused of plagiarism over a short story he put on a website. In response to the vicious bullying, he posted a video on YouTube entitled ‘I’m sorry’ where he apologised for any misunderstanding. But he was lambasted again by cruel users, who mocked him saying his speech problems were so bad it made them laugh. Days later he was seen crying as he walked to a railway...
  • Nikon Warns That There Are Fake D800E DSLRs Out in the Wild

    12/17/2014 8:35:22 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 48 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Dec 16,2014 | Michael Zhang
    Heads up: there are fake Nikon D800E DSLRs floating around. That’s according to Nikon Europe, which posted a notice “regarding fraudulent Nikon D800E digital SLR.” Apparently some unscrupulous folk are taking the D800, replacing its outer shell with the D800E cover, and selling the fake cameras through online auction sites (presumably eBay).
  • Watch What Happens When He Starts Drilling A Bullet. In The End, I Was Stunned

    12/16/2014 4:37:15 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    In this day and age, everyone could use a pair of headphones. And if you want to stand out from the sea of white cords, you’ll definitely want to check out this DIY tutorial. He takes two bullets, and with just a little bit of work, he’s left with headphones that look more like a work of art than your new BFF on your daily commute.
  • Buck Breeding; Wait, Shoot, or Pass?

    12/16/2014 6:35:44 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    wsj ^ | 12/16/2014 | J Hines
    You’ve been hunting hard, and the big buck you’ve been after finally shows up. Then he hops up on a doe and starts giving her the business. Would you shoot the buck off of the doe? See what this hunter did here.
  • How an Apple security expert ‘bricked’ his brand new jeep

    12/12/2014 12:31:08 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 39 replies
    Cult of Mac ^ | December 11, 2014 | Luke Dormehl
    The world’s largest brick? Photo: Trucktrend In addition to Apple devices, noted security expert and The Mac Hacker’s Handbook co-author Charlie Miller has carried out some fascinating (and potentially terrifying) research into hacking vehicles. Last year, alongside fellow hacker Chris Valasek, Miller demonstrated that it is possible to hijack the steering and brakes of a Ford Escape and Toyota Prius using only a laptop connected to the car. Having done that, he has now moved onto exploring vulnerabilities in other vehicles — including his new 2014 Cherokee jeep. All that research comes at a high price, however, since Miller recently...
  • VANITY: Christmas Cooking!

    12/11/2014 4:15:03 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 59 replies
    During my years of lurking, I always enjoyed the Thanksgiving Cooking thread; but I missed most of it this year. I've got a ? for the Freepers who like to cook and entertain: What do you take to an office party, where the only warm-up options are microwave and sterno-steam-tray? My crew favors my chicken and dumplings, which work out very well warmed up in a crock pot. But I've done it for years, and it's a little labor-intensive for me this year. I want to do something different, and my other best dishes are 'crusty' things - chicken pot...
  • Extreme SEAL Experience. Navy SEAL Master Chief Hershel Davis Combat Shooting Course. (video)

    12/11/2014 1:35:36 PM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 12-11-2014 | Buds131
    Master Chief SEAL Hershel Davis explains his SEAL Combat Shooting Course at Extreme SEAL Experience. Clips of Master Chief now and clips from his appearance in "Silent Option" when he was Command Master Chief of SEAL Team Five.
  • "It's like plunging your toilet with a Claymore"

    12/10/2014 5:09:39 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 34 replies
    Car and Driver magazine | January 2015 | John Phillips
    Awesome quote from John Phillips column in January 2015 Car and Driver.
  • Skyplex Orlando ...so you're into coasters

    12/09/2014 7:16:33 AM PST · by Doogle · 9 replies
    YT ^ | 11/17/14 | Theme Park Review
    Skyscraper World's Tallest Roller Coaster POV - Skyplex Orlando ..OPENING IN 2017..maybe *LOL*..that's before the insurance companies outpace themselves...
  • Gun Talk® Radio, Sunday, December 7th, 2014.

    12/07/2014 5:03:51 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 64 replies
    Gun Talk® Radio Network ^ | Sunday, December 7th, 2014 | Tom Greasham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Watch a 100-Year-Old, 28.5-Liter Engine Scream to Life (video 3min)

    12/05/2014 7:43:00 PM PST · by virgil283 · 49 replies
    PopSci ^ | December 1, 2014 | Chris Cantle
    "This thundering thing is the Beast of Turin. The Fiat S76 land speed record car. It's a behemoth, nearly as tall as a man, with a four-cylinder engine displacing a staggering 28.5 liters. In 1911 that massive engine propelled the Fiat S76 to 135-mph, an extraordinary accomplishment at the time,..... .....
  • http://cu.viralnova.com/ra-paulette/

    12/04/2014 8:04:04 PM PST · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    http://cu.viralnova.com/ ^ | 11/28/14 | Laura Caseley
    Every day for the last decade, artist Ra Paulette has hiked alone into the sandstone mesas in northern New Mexico with a wheelbarrow and a backpack filled with tools. He heads to the sandstone caves and walks inside. But instead of being greeted with darkness, Paulette's caves are luminous places where the sunlight pours in thanks to carefully designed and excavated light tunnels, carved by Paulette himself.
  • Hacked Windows XP still updates, still a bad idea (not a bad idea!)

    12/03/2014 7:27:21 PM PST · by dennisw · 16 replies
    zdnet ^ | December 3, 2014 | Larry Seltzer
    Summary: Yes, you still can trick Microsoft into giving you security updates for Windows XP. No, it's not a good idea. You are not protected. Perhaps the most popular story I've written for ZDNet was the one explaining how you can hack the registry in Windows XP and trick Windows Update into continuing to send you security updates. The basis of it is that Microsoft has an embedded variant of Windows XP and support doesn't end on that until April 2016. The hack makes XP look like the embedded version. I have maintained a Hyper-V VM on a Windows 8.1...
  • "Ride the Ridge" from Danny MacAskill

    12/03/2014 5:16:35 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 8 replies
    I have posted some of this cat's stuff before, some of you may have seen it. As a cyclist I respect his skills, as a man I respect his courage, as an adventurer I respect his love of his land. Live long and prosper my brother. You Da Man, man!
  • Commonly Confused Firearms

    12/01/2014 5:35:29 PM PST · by beaversmom · 40 replies
    IMGUR ^ | December 1,; 2014 | Vz58V
    I don't know anything about firearms, but for those of you that do... Link
  • Gun Talk® Radio, Sunday, November 30th, 2014.

    11/30/2014 5:04:20 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 31 replies
    The Gun Talk® Radio Network ^ | Sunday, November 30th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486. THIS IS A HOLIDAY BROADCAST OF SEVERAL PREVIOUS GUN TALK® AFTER SHOWS.
  • The NRA hints at ‘legislative remedies’ to weaken Initiative 594

    11/28/2014 9:29:44 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    blog.seattlepi.com ^ | 11/25/2014 | Joel Connelly
    The National Rifle Association is promising supporters it will carry on the fight against Initiative 594, using its “philosophically supportive majority” in the Washington Legislature when it convenes in January. “We are already discussing legislative remedies to the most onerous provisions,” the NRA said in a letter to supporters. The Gun Lobby’s big gun defends the effort it made in opposing I-594, which requires criminal background checks for those purchasing firearms at gun shows and over the Internet. It blames billionaires the measure’s landslide passage. “Please bear in mind that, in our fight to defeat I-594, NRA faced unprecedented spending...