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  • A Missing Machine Gun from an Air Force Base Turned up in the Worst Possible Place

    06/24/2018 7:03:26 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 59 replies
    National Interest ^ | Jun 23, 2018 | Jared Keller
    The missing machine gun that triggered the firing of a security forces chief at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, in May turned up in what’s probably the last place the Air Force wanted it to: stashed in an airman’s home off-base. Minot officials announced on Wednesday that the machine gun had been recovered by Air Force Office of Special Investigation agents after obtaining a federal search warrant for the unnamed airman’s residence on June 19. The machine gun was discovered missing during a standard weapons inventory by the 91st Missile Wing security forces on May 16, just about two...
  • Stoner 63: Navy SEAL's long favored Gun

    03/09/2018 5:17:58 AM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/9/2018 | J Hines
    Do you remember the Stone 63 machine gun? Want to know how good it was? Ask any of the former Seal members from the Vietnam war and mid 70’s, they can attest it was the thing to have for a four man patrol. The Stoner 63, is a 5.56×45mm NATO, Modular Weapon System, using a variety of modular components, it can be configured as a rifle, a carbine, a top-fed light machine gun and a belt-fed squad automatic weapon. Designed by Eugen Stoner in the early 1960s. War departments claims the Stoner machine gun saw limited combat during the Vietnam...
  • How Long does it take for a .22 Machine Gun Shoot Before it Melts?

    04/24/2017 8:48:24 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/24/2017 | E Nestor
    There really is a .22 cal machine gun. Youtube shooting sensation IV8888 has a strange little CMMG .22 caliber machine gun. Dressed up in safety gear he and his team are ready to see how long and how hot this .22 machine gun can run. Firing from stick magazines and drum magazines also this little .22 caliber machine gun shreds a 55 gallon metal drum. Check out the heat signature off this weapon and suppressor during the test. Shot after shot tear into the target with malfunctions starting to mound up as the gritty .22 ammunition leaves more and more...
  • petition to repeal the Hughes Amendment, aka the Machinegun registry cutoff

    01/28/2017 10:31:20 PM PST · by WorldWarGames · 18 replies ^ | January 20, 2017 | W.G.
    This is a petition to the White House to repeal the Hughes Amendment to the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986. This little string of words is the hated piece of law that prevents registration of new MGs, and is the reason for the term "post-86 machinegun." Click here to let president Trump that you want a your fun switch!
  • FN M249 Machine gun sure gets hot fast

    11/11/2016 6:49:52 AM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/11/2016 | E Nestor
    In this video an FN M-249 machine gun is being fired on fully automatic non-stop and its amazing to watch. However, for those that have served in the military and have been taught to employ one in training. The weapon is used in providing cover or suppressive fire in short burst, not on full automatic. On the other hand yes, it does look very cool to see the red-cherry hot glow on the barrel. Or you might be the other person that is an M249 lover, and may see this as weapon abuse. You just don't abuse the weapon that...
  • US Capitol briefly locked down, 2nd time in week

    07/13/2016 7:12:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2016 7:00 PM EDT
    The U.S. Capitol and its office buildings were briefly locked down Tuesday after suspects nearby shot at District of Columbia police with a small machine gun. Police arrested three men after stopping their car about two blocks from the Capitol, Police Chief Cathy Lanier said. Police were alerted to a man with a gun near Fort McNair in southwest Washington, about a mile and a half south of the Capitol, shortly after 4 p.m., police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said. Lanier said officers followed the car into a tunnel that goes under the National Mall near the Capitol. …
  • John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View

    03/13/2016 5:51:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/7/15 | The View
    John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View Video at link
  • .22 Gatling Gun Made From Scratch

    10/21/2015 12:38:50 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 54 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 10/21/2015 | D Breteau
    Alex Smyth created this .22 Steam punk Gatling gun from scratch with aluminum/steel skeleton with 7 rotating barrels. The whole gun is sheath in real copper with 1300 hand rib-bets in it. Built off of a Ruger 1022 to keep it legal. Also has an area at the top for the simulated steam from the ice and water. The chimney and electric motor that drives the rotary barrel which has nothing to do with the firing mechanism to be in compliance with the law. Installed a rotary trigger fed by a .22 magazine from the bottom, total gun weighs 60...
  • Hillary Clinton Describes Semi-Automatic Weapons as ‘Automatic Weapons’

    10/17/2015 8:48:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 10/16/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During an October 16 town hall at Keene State College, Democrat presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton described semi-automatic guns as “automatic weapons” again. At Keen State Clinton responded to a question on Australia’s gun ban by explaining that the Australian government used a national buyback to confiscate guns. She said such an approach was “worth looking at” in the US and also suggested that the motive behind the Australian ban was the desire to “clamp down on the availability of automatic weapons.”
  • The mystery of the vanishing gun inventor

    08/16/2013 9:21:09 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 August 2013 | Steve Punt
    William Cantelo, a 19th Century inventor rumoured to be working on an early version of the machine-gun, left his house one day and never returned. In the early 1880s, the residents of Bargate Street, Southampton, were probably a bit fed up with one of their neighbours. From the cellar beneath the pub run by William Cantelo would come the sound of rapid gunfire. Cantelo, an engineer and gun-maker, was experimenting with a new type of gun. Nobody knew what it was, but it produced shots in quick succession. It was clearly not your average rifle. One day, Cantelo announced to...
  • War Elephant - Photograph of Elephant with Mounted Machine Gun, circa 1914 - 1918

    02/15/2013 8:38:17 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 73 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1914 - 1918 | Retronaut
    The gun is John Moses Browning’s M1895 Colt-Browning machine gun, aka ... Potato Digger.
  • Hundreds shoot machine guns in North Anson to support combat-wounded veterans(ME)

    10/15/2012 4:56:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 14 October, 2012 | Andrew Neff
    NORTH ANSON, Maine — Despite heavy showers early on and even some light snow, hundreds of people — mostly men, many sporting orange hats, camouflage clothing and carrying guns — were already milling around the former rock quarry on Sunday morning. Start of deer season? Nope. The only deer in sight were decoys or Styrofoam targets, and there was no tagging station in sight. The site was the 10-acre Williams Machine Gun Range and the event was the third annual Wounded Warrior Machine Gun Shoot. Instead of deer, the targets for this event included pumpkins — some with explosive charges...
  • BFA endorsee holds successful machine gun shoot fundraiser; Gun banners' internal emails

    09/27/2012 9:08:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 27 September, 2011 | Chad D. Baus
    Last spring, Rep. Margaret Conditt, an "A"-rated Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee, announced she was having a "Shoot for Liberty" fundraiser, at which it was originally advertised that participants would be given an opportunity to shoot a machine gun. The response from the gun ban extremist crowd was quick. Reps. Ted Celeste and Tracy Maxwell Heard (Democrats from the Columbus area) joined Toby Hoover, who fronts what often appears to be a one-woman show known as the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, in staging a press conference to decry the event. Celeste said, "To parade about a fundraiser where supporters can...
  • America: In guns we trust(barf alert)

    09/16/2012 5:09:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 15 September, 2012 | Bill Schiller
    LAS VEGAS—The ad is pure Vegas and smacks you in the face moments after stepping off the plane at McCarran International Airport. “TRY ONE!” the golden poster featuring the gun-toting blond shouts. “SHOOT A REAL MACHINEGUN!” She stands in front of a display booth filled with high-powered weapons — Uzis, Thompsons, M-16s — and wields a huge gun herself, cocked high and equipped with a large capacity clip. Las Vegas might be many things. But it has never been subtle. Next morning, The Gun Store’s parking lot at 2900 East Tropicana is full. By 10 a.m. the lineup is out...
  • Nugent Bets Bill O’Reilly $10,000 He Can NOT Buy a Machine Gun in 30 Days

    08/11/2012 7:23:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 August, 2012 | NA
    Louisiana --( When it comes to guns, there is plenty of spin in Bill O’Reilly’s “No Spin Zone.” The zone has been infected with a bad case of yellow journalism. Mr. O’Reilly is either woefully ignorant of the most basic of firearm laws, nomenclature, rules and requirements, or he has a clear anti-gun agenda and is a willing puppet for those who want to end the Second Amendment. Mr. O’Reilly recently stated on his TV program, “The O’Reilly Factor,” that anyone in America can go out and buy a machine gun or bazooka without any reporting requirements at all. Are...
  • Fiery Reaction to Marine’s Stolen Saddam Rifle (Marine Convicted of Possessing Iraqi AK-47)

    07/07/2012 5:22:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | July 6, 2012 | JOHN ASBURY
    Fiery Reaction to Marine’s Stolen Saddam Rifle Is it among the spoils of war? Or worthy of a felony conviction that carries a 10-year prison sentence? The recent conviction of a Twentynine Palms Marine from Hemet has sparked a debate from readers and a fierce defense from the Marine himself. To rewind, Staff Sgt. Joel Cleve Miller was convicted last week of illegal possession of a machine gun. Federal prosecutors said he smuggled a chrome-plated AK-47 that once belonged to Iraqi Dictator Saddam Hussein’s Royal Guard back to his home in Hemet after a 2005 tour in Iraq. Miller now...
  • Hemet: Marine convicted of smuggling rifle from Saddam palace (AK-47 stolen from Saddam's palace)

    07/03/2012 9:21:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | July 3, 2012 | JOHN ASBURY
    Hemet: Marine convicted of smuggling rifle from Saddam palace - An AK-47 seized from Saddam Hussein’s Royal Guard, belonging to Twentynine Palms Marine Joel Cleve Miller. Federal prosecutors said former Staff Sgt. Joel Cleve Miller, 40, was found guilty of possession of an illegal chrome AK-47 that he smuggled back from Iraq during a 14-month tour in 2005. When he returned to his home in Hemet, he bragged to several friends that he smuggled the gun back after it once belonged to Saddam Hussein’s Royal Guard. The U.S. Marine Corps discharged Miller in December 2011 after 20 years in the...
  • Carson City Shooting Prompts A Call For Review of Nevada's Gun Laws (illegal NFA)

    10/24/2011 8:27:02 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 37 replies ^ | 23OCT11 | AP
    A deadly shooting rampage at a Carson City IHOP restaurant last month has prompted a call for a review of Nevada's gun laws. Assembly Judiciary Committee Chairman William Horne said it would be appropriate for lawmakers to consider changes to the state's gun regulations after a man with a history of mental illness shot 11 people with an assault weapon at the restaurant, killing three Nevada National Guard members and a civilian before killing himself. Horne, D-Las Vegas, told the Reno Gazette-Journal that while he's a gun owner who supports gun rights, he questions why citizens need to own an...
  • Iowa National Guard Unit Watches Predator One Too Many Times, Makes Jesse Ventura’s Ammo Backpack

    10/20/2011 4:30:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 19 October, 2011 | Robert Farago
    Who doesn’t love Predator? Two juiced up governors-to-be on screen simultaneously throwing lead at a common enemy and taking out bad guys. Its a typical late-80s action film, but the reason that it always stuck in my mind was Governor Ventura’s handheld M134 minigun. Nevermind that (if real) the weapon would only have enough ammunition for less than 5 seconds of firing, I thought it was a great concept. Apparently an Iowa National Guard unit (1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa National Guard) thought so too, and that’s why they built one. Well,...
  • The 40mm Machine Gun!!!( video of the Bofors 44mm.)

    05/25/2011 6:47:36 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 49 replies · 1+ views ^ | may, 2011 | FPSRussia
    I need one of these! Holy Carp!