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  • 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
    bangordailynews.com ^ | 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
    thestar.com ^ | 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 --(Ammoland.com)- 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
    KOLOTv.com ^ | 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
    youtube.com ^ | may, 2011 | FPSRussia
    I need one of these! Holy Carp!
  • FOPA Hughes Amendment VOTE APRIL 10 1986 (Proof the 1986 machine gun ban failed to pass.)

    01/25/2011 7:47:16 AM PST · by BCR #226 · 49 replies
    For the last 24 years, rumors have persisted and variations based on memory have persisted concerning the passage of the Hughes Amendment (Machine gun ban) to the 1986 Firearm Owners Protection Act. Several days ago, an associate of mine secured a copy of the audio/video of the committee hearings run by Charlie Rangel where this law was passed out to Congress. Rumor insisted that there were shenanigans concerning the passage of the Hughes Amendment but we never had the factual data to back it up. Now, we do. Critical excerpts from the video are now posted on youtube at this...
  • ATF testimony admits many unregistered machine guns allowed by ruling

    11/18/2010 3:56:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 November, 2010 | David Codrea
    Testimony in the case of US v ONE HISTORIC ARMS MACHINE GUN revealed there are untold numbers of unregistered machine guns currently owned by Americans that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives not only knows about, but actually created the conditions whereby this situation exists. Mike Vanderboegh explains at Sipsey Street Irregulars: Let me draw your attention to the sworn testimony of one Richard Vasquez, ATF Assistant Chief, Firearms Technology Branch… from a deposition on 10 September 2009… The relevant testimony excerpt is included in the sidebar slide accompanying this column. The relevant ATF ruling to consult is...
  • Airsoft Insanity. ATF,

    11/12/2010 6:31:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    sipseystreetirregulars ^ | 11 November, 2010 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Just in time for Christmas: ATF Deputy Director Kenneth Melson as the Grinch. "Idle bureaucrats are the devil's playthings." So, the ATF doubles down on stupidity with this ruling from the Grinch. I can't wait to see the PR consequences of this one, and, better, what the GOP oversight committees dig out about the hows and whys of the agency covering for the oversteps of a moronic field supervisor. I love it. What I'd love even more is to watch while Melson takes his life in his own hands and actually SHOOTS one of these ATF-modified Airsofts while holding it....
  • Why Should You Own A Gun? [Lib whiner]

    10/11/2010 6:25:01 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 136 replies
    deathandtaxesmag ^ | 11 Oct 2010 | Colleen Shuffledbean
    The Machine Gun Shoot Competition happened at the Knob Creek Gun Range in Kentucky this weekend in which hundreds of machine gun dealers, owners and enthusiasts showed up to fire four rounds at random appliances and vehicles. The Knob Creek Gun Range websites describes this event with similar giddiness and rhetoric of a 13-year-old at a “Return of the King” premiere, stating: “..The charges are set off by the impact of the bullets. Creating large and small mushroom clouds and fire balls from hell!” It’s true. Astute men, women and judging from the FAQ sheet on their website inquiring what...
  • Semi-Automatic Versions of Vintage Machine Guns – The Next Best Thing

    09/18/2010 6:46:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    FirearmsTruth.com ^ | 18 September, 2009 | NA
    Michigan --(Ammoland.com)- Certain collectible guns bring out that “wow” factor. This is especially true of the vintage firearms from the Soviet Union that helped turn back the Nazi invaders and were carried by soldiers of the Red Army during the so-called Great Patriotic War. Of course actually trying to obtain a live firing version of the infamous PPSh-41 submachine gun, or DP-28 light machinegun can be no small challenge. Non-firing versions of both guns were once fairly common, but have since dried up. However, some of those old parts kits have been used to good effect by skilled gunsmiths such...
  • Hot And Fast

    07/19/2010 8:42:18 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies · 2+ views
    The Strategy page ^ | 7/18/2010 | The Strategy page
    The U.S. Department of Defense recently ordered modification kits (for $5,700 each) for M2 12.7mm (.50 caliber) machine-guns. These kits upgrade existing weapons to the M2E2 standard and allow for quick barrel changes. Each barrel weighs 10.9 kg/24 pounds. There is also a mounting rail for scopes and a flash suppressor. Earlier this year, the Department of Defense also bought 8,000 more M2 machine-gun barrels (for $850 each). This M2E2 version is the best upgrade delivered for the M2 so far. There are others in the works. It was two years ago that the U.S. Department of Defense gave General...
  • Machine gun-toting robots deployed on DMZ

    07/14/2010 12:10:45 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies
    Stars And Stripes ^ | 7/12/2010 | Jon Rabiroff
    Security along the DMZ has gone high-tech, as South Korea has quietly installed a number of machine gun-armed robots to serve as the first line of defense against the potential advance of North Korean soldiers. The stationary robots — which look like a cross between a traffic signal and a tourist-trap telescope — are more drone than Terminator in concept, operated remotely just outside the southern boundary of the DMZ by humans in a nearby command center. Officials refuse to say how many or where the robots have been deployed along the heavily fortified border between the two Koreas, but...
  • Corps Set to Field SAW Replacement

    07/01/2010 10:04:14 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 45 replies
    Military.com ^ | 7/01/2010 | Matthew Cox
    The Marine Corps will field its new, lightweight auto rifle this fall to five combat battalions preparing for war-zone deployments. Commandant Gen. James T. Conway gave Corps officials the green light in April to issue approximately 450 M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles, enough to replace every M249 squad automatic weapon in four infantry battalions and one light armored reconnaissance battalion. The limited fielding is a final test to find out if the Heckler & Koch-made weapon performs as well in an operational environment as it has in testing, said Charles Clark III, who oversees infantry weapons requirements at the Corps' Combat...
  • Arizona's senators tour border, hold town hall

    06/21/2010 6:17:30 AM PDT · by exbrit · 9 replies
    KOLD TUCSON ^ | 6/19/10 | Barbara Grijalva
    At the meeting Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl, both Republicans, got an earful from people who live in southeastern Arizona, along the border with Mexico. Huachuca City Mayor Byron Robertson told the lawmakers, "Last week when my police chief called me in and told me that an SUV-minivan had been stopped on I-10 with a 50-caliber machine gun mounted in the back and a rocket launcher."
  • Transcript of the passage of the Hughes Amendment possibly found...

    AMENDMENT OFFERED BY MR. HUGHES TO THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, OFFERED BY MR. VOLKMER AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE, AS AMENDED 132 Cong.Rec. H1741-06 Page 16 of 31 Mr. HUGHES. Mr. Chairman, I offer an amendment to the amendment offered as a substitute for the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY Mr. VOLKMER. Mr. Chairman, I have a parliamentary inquiry. The CHAIRMAN. The gentleman will state it. Mr. VOLKMER. Mr. Chairman, before the amendment is read, I would like to know if the amendment was one of...
  • Fort Campbell soldier charged after selling gun(KY)

    06/08/2010 12:33:12 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 11 replies · 70+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6-8-2010 | AP
    Authorities say a Fort Campbell soldier has been arrested after selling a machine gun and a land mine to an undercover federal agent. Authorities said 22-year-old Eric David Waldman, of Clarksville, Tenn., was charged Monday with one count of possession of an unregistered machine gun.
  • Obama's private army? (Could 'our' president feel threatened?)

    04/11/2010 5:34:20 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 155 replies · 5,280+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/11/2010 | Henry Lamb
    Who knew that Obamacare provides for a “Regular Corps,” and a “Ready-Reserve Corps,” of officers and individuals who are appointed by the President? Commissioned officers are subject to active duty at the call of the Surgeon General. The new law provides $17.5 million in each of the first four years to recruit and train these reserves. During his campaign, Obama said “We cannot continue to rely only on our military…we’ve got to have a civilian security force just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded. We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the...
  • Relic poses dilemma for sheriff: What do you do with a WWI machine gun? (IL)

    03/26/2010 9:30:21 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 33 replies · 976+ views
    Belleville News-Democrat ^ | 3/23/10 | Staff
    Being commander of the Catholic War Veterans Post 370 on Illinois 159 south of Belleville hasn't been particularly trying for Mike Anthony -- until they found the machine gun. "In January, when they found it, the guys called and said they needed to talk to me," Anthony said. "They showed me what they had. I thought it was a beautiful relic but I wondered what we could do with it." What they had was a Lewis .30-caliber machine gun, manufactured in 1917 by the Savage Arms Co. in Utica, N.Y., according to markings on the gun. "It was in the...
  • Toy Rifles Seized in Tacoma

    02/25/2010 11:15:26 AM PST · by Rinnwald · 29 replies · 939+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 2/25/10 | John De Leon
    Earlier this month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Tacoma seized a shipment of 30 toy M-4 automatic rifles that had arrived on Oct. 20 in a 40-foot ocean container. The shipment's manifest listed the contents as "Toys and Parts" and was shipped from a manufacturer in Taiwan, according to a Customs and Border Protection news release. The rifles were the same size, weight and look of an M-4 automatic rifle, which is used by the U.S. military. The rifles had no serial numbers and did not have an orange-blaze tip which is required for all...
  • Will Bellevue Chief Pillo demonstrate how easy it is to convert a semi-auto to a machine gun? (WA)

    02/01/2010 5:15:17 PM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies · 1,179+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 31 January, 2010 | David Codrea
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman first brought us news of Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo testifying at a Washington State Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, supposedly as a private citizen, but conveniently in uniform and armed, to urge a ban on so-called "assault weapons." One of her reasons: Assault weapons can also be easily converted to fully automatic machine guns. This assertion didn't sit well with St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner Kurt Hofmann, who responded with "The 'easily converted to machine guns' myth makes a comeback." He in turn found a link to an old Southtown Star article, where a...
  • The 'easily converted to machine guns' myth makes a comeback

    01/30/2010 6:22:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies · 1,576+ views
    St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 January, 2010 | Kurt Hoffman
    Oleg Volk photo (click photo to enlarge) Related Articles * So what if they are 'weapons of war'? * AR-15s have a 'sporting purpose'--but don't need one A few days ago, an article by Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman looked at some of the political shenanigans pulled by forcible citizen disarmament advocates in furtherance of their "assault weapon" ban agenda in Washington state. One of the people speaking in favor of the ban was Bellevue, WA police chief Linda Pillo. Mr. Workman points out a number of problems with her testimony, but I am going to focus on just...
  • New Machine Gun for Joes in Afghanistan

    11/05/2009 1:26:38 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 22 replies · 1,353+ views
    Gun Watch ^ | October 15, 2009 | Tactical-Life
    U.S. Army infantry units are fighting in the mountains of Afghanistan with a special operations forces machine gun that’s 30 percent lighter than the standard M240B but still packs the killing power of 7.62mm NATO. Army weapons officials are fielding several hundred MK 48 MOD 1 machine guns in an effort to lighten the heavy loads ground forces, especially machine-gunners, struggle to carry over the country’s unforgiving terrain. The MK 48, made by FN Manufacturing LLC, was first adopted by Navy SEAL teams in 2000. The elite commando units needed a reliable 7.62mm machine gun that was light enough to...
  • Watch video at site to see armed black panthers at 2000republican convention..no MSM

    08/18/2009 2:35:22 PM PDT · by bareford101 · 13 replies · 1,893+ views
    newsbusters ^ | August 18, 2009 | Ken Shepherd
    Mike Sargent's blog 3 comments Read more Media Barely Noticed Legal Gun-brandishing By Leftist Black Panthers in 2000 Protest By Ken Shepherd | August 18, 2009 - 15:11 According to the mainstream media, carrying a gun to a protest is just plain crazy, even if perfectly legal. What’s more, it’s indicative of the toxic, hate-filled atmosphere filling conservative protests of President Obama and his plans for health care reform. “Hardball” host Chris Matthews and his daytime colleagues at MSNBC, for example, have their used air time to marvel at what would possess an average American citizen to go to a...
  • Mexican detained with anti-aircraft machine gun

    04/14/2009 4:30:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 1,859+ views
    AP on SFGate.com ^ | 4/14/09 | E. Eduardo Castillo - ap
    MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican authorities arrested a woman guarding an arsenal that included the first anti-aircraft machine gun seized in Mexico, police said Tuesday, as the army announced the capture of an alleged top drug cartel lieutenant. The arsenal belonged to a group linked to the powerful Beltran-Leyva drug cartel, federal police coordinator Gen. Rodolfo Cruz said. It also included ammunition, five rifles, a grenade and part of a grenade launcher. ... Cruz said the confiscated .50-caliber, anti-aircraft machine gun can fire 800 rounds per minute and is capable of penetrating armor from more than 5,000 feet (1,500...
  • Grand jury indicts [London, Arkansas] physician on grenade charge. (NFA of 1934 violation)

    04/09/2009 8:25:51 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 14 replies · 1,124+ views
    Arkansas Democrat Gazette ^ | 09 APR 09 | BY LINDA SATTER
    Grand jury indicts London physician on grenade charge BY LINDA SATTER ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE Dr. Randeep Mann of Pope County was formally indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Little Rock on a single charge of possessing 98 unregistered grenades. Last month, Mann, 50, was arrested by federal agents after Pope County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from public works employees for the city of London who had stumbled upon a partially buried plastic bag in a wooded area. Inside the bag, buried 875 feet from Mann’s home, was a military canister containing the explosives, which were designed to...
  • Exciting Announcement From TGSCOM (NFA Laws Repealed (April Fools Alert))

    04/01/2009 10:33:16 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 15 replies · 3,566+ views
    Email | 01 APR 09 | dcbryan1
    Exciting Announcement From TGSCOM NFA laws have been repealed through a long standing court battle in the 7th US Circuit Court. The president of TGSCOM had sued the federal government on the grounds that the NFA law violated the Second Amendment of the Constitution. After heated and lengthy oral arguments, TGSCOM is now able to sell fully automatic weapons to the general public without tax stamps and the additional background check. The one stipulation to the agreement is that fully automatic rifles will be treated like handguns in that they will require a purchaser of 21 and older, the firearm...
  • Doctor ordered held pending trial on weapons charge

    03/10/2009 9:37:08 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 19 replies · 886+ views
    Arkansas News ^ | 10 March 2009 | Doug Thompson
    LITTLE ROCK — A federal magistrate ordered a Pope County physician arrested last week on a weapons charge to remain in custody pending his trial. U.S. Magistrate H. David Young said he was concerned Dr. Randeep Singh Mann might flee the country if released. Mann, 50, was arrested March 4 after federal agents searched his home after a cache of unregistered, high-explosive grenades was found in the vicinity. Four unregistered firearms were found in his home in London, near Russellville. Mann was charged with illegal possession of the grenades with possible further charges pending over the unregistered guns, a federal...
  • Doctor Arrested on Grenade Charge (Had 110 Legal machineguns, and a registered M203 GL)

    03/06/2009 2:27:43 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 78 replies · 4,509+ views
    KATV (AR ABC MSM) ^ | 06 MAR 09 | dcbryan1
    Doctor Arrested on Grenade Charges Little Rock - A doctor who has been sanctioned by the state medical board was arrested after grenades were found in a field near his home, but authorities say the arrest is not tied to a recent car bombing that seriously wounded the board's chairman. Dr. Randeep Mann, an internal medicine specialist from Russellville, was arrested by federal agents on a charge of possession of unregistered firearms. He is expected to remain in federal custody at least until a bond hearing Monday in federal court in Little Rock. An ATF afidavit says agents interviewed Mann...
  • Latest BATFE arrest (your tax dollars at work)

    01/28/2009 7:44:48 AM PST · by BCR #226 · 19 replies · 1,682+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | January 28, 2009 | David Codrea
    BATFE arrests not a person, but a gun part. That's right folks, the stupidity has reached a new level. BATFE has arrested a belt fed upper for a MAC 10. Len Savage, a licensed firearms manufacturer, registered an upper as an SBR and submitted it lawfully to BATFE for confirmation. BATFE attempted to have Mr. Savage modify his submission (illegally) to register the item as a machinegun. He of course refused. BATFE has now arrested the upper after using a metal plate, a chain and wire ties (conversion devices) to make it fire. This move by BATFE is the same...
  • Grandma shooting a FA MP40 (video)

    11/14/2008 1:27:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies · 985+ views
    YouTube ^ | August 19, 2006 | uploaded by brockk
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  • Police probe gun show after boy killed by Uzi

    10/27/2008 12:01:41 PM PDT · by xcamel · 10 replies · 1,578+ views
    rooters.. ^ | Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:55pm EDT | staff
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Authorities in Massachusetts are investigating a gun fair where an 8-year-old boy died after accidentally shooting himself in the head with an Uzi submachine gun while under adult supervision, police said on Monday. Christopher Bizilj lost control of the weapon on Sunday at the Machine Gun Shoot & Firearms Expo at a sportsman's club in Westfield, a city about 96 miles west of the state capital Boston, police said. He was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
  • Malfunctioning gun sends veteran to prison

    07/28/2008 7:22:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 79 replies · 242+ views
    One News Now ^ | July 26, 2008 | Jeff Johnson
    A pro-Second Amendment group is taking the unusual step of asking for financial help for the family of a gun owner caught up in a bizarre prosecution for a malfunctioning firearm. David Olofson is a U.S. Army veteran, Army Reservist and a gun enthusiast who loaned his personal 20-year-old AR-15 semi-automatic rifle to a neighbor who had expressed an interest in learning to shoot. A semi-automatic weapon fires one bullet each time the trigger is pulled. But – as Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, explains – when the neighbor took the gun to a range, it...
  • MUST SEE VIDEO! Dillon Aero M134 Mini-Gun (Electric Gatling Gun)

    08/14/2007 8:38:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies · 3,992+ views
    Dillon Aero ^ | Dillon Aero - "he who shoots the most, fastest, wins"
    I've seen this video numerous times but I don't think it's been posted to FR. It's a BLAST. I promise, you WILL NOT be disappointed. Go to the link provided to: Dillon Aero Videos Click onto the M134 Highlight Reel. Enjoy...
  • Machine gun fundraiser under fire

    07/27/2007 11:31:25 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 40 replies · 764+ views
    Union Leader ^ | July 27, 2007 | Scott Brooks
    MANCHESTER – City Republican leaders are steering clear of a party fundraiser that invites donors to test their marksmanship with a loaded machine gun. Several of the city's most prominent Republicans, including many of the party's candidates for mayor and alderman, say they will not attend the Aug. 5 event at the Pelham Fish and Game firing range. A few raised moral objections, saying they would not support a fundraiser that packs a pro-gun message. "I don't think it's an appropriate way to raise money," said Mike Garrity, one of two Republican aldermen in Manchester.
  • Machine Gun shoot fundraiser

    07/26/2007 4:57:32 PM PDT · by airedale · 19 replies · 1,278+ views
    New York Post ^ | 07/26/2007 | Weird but true
    The Manchester, N.H., Republican Committee has come up with a unique way of raising funds. It is hosting a "Machine Gun-Shoot" fund-raiser where, for $25, donors will be allowed to fire Uzis and M-16s. "It's a fun day. It's a family day," said organizer Jerry Thibodeau. "It's quite exciting." Democrats charge the event is in poor taste.
  • "No Guns" Founder Pleads Not Guilty To Gun Charges (Liberal Hypocrisy Alert!)

    06/22/2007 2:35:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies · 1,412+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 22, 2007 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
    No Guns founder pleads not guilty to gun charges From Times Staff and Wire Reports June 22, 2007 The founder of an antiviolence group called No Guns pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal weapons charges. Hector "Big Weasel" Marroquin is accused of selling an assault rifle, a machine gun, two pistols and two silencers to undercover federal agents last fall. He could face up to 50 years in prison if convicted. Marroquin, 51, of Downey, is a onetime member of the 18th Street gang who founded No Guns in 1996. No Guns received $1.5 million from the city as a...
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR FREEPERS WITH FIREARMS!Akins Accelerator(tm) reclassified as NFA by BATFE

    12/13/2006 12:22:37 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 163 replies · 6,336+ views
    Atkins Accelerator (TM) ^ | 13 DEC 06 | dcbryan1
    BATFE DECIDES THE AKINS ACCELERATOR™ TO BE A MACHINEGUN Akins Group Inc. regrets to announce that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has reversed its position and has decided the Akins Accelerator™ to be a machinegun conversion kit, thereby subjecting it to strict regulation under the Gun Control Act (GCA) and National Firearms Act (NFA). ATF rescinded its previous determination that the Akins Accelerator™ was not a machinegun subject to the GCA or NFA (see http://www.firefaster.com/documentation.html for original documentation). Attorneys for the Akins Group Inc. are seeking reconsideration by ATF of its new position. In the interim,...
  • Police: Pedestrian Fires Machine Gun

    11/13/2006 9:12:51 PM PST · by james500 · 116 replies · 2,407+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | November 13, 2006, 11:38 PM EST | ?
    NEW YORK -- A man fired a machine gun into the air Monday as he walked along streets in a commercial area and was shot by police after he wouldn't drop the weapon, witnesses said. No other injuries were reported.
  • Samsung’s $200,000 Machine Gun Sentry Robot

    11/05/2006 5:34:24 PM PST · by SmoothTalker · 40 replies · 1,718+ views
    "Samsung has partnered with Korea University to develop a machine-gun equipped sentry robot, which consists of “two cameras: one for day-time and one for infrared night vision, zooming capabilities, a speaker for notifying the intruder, sophisticated pattern recognition to detect the difference between humans/trees, and a 5.5mm machine-gun.”"
  • Knob Creek Machinegun Shoot

    09/30/2006 6:05:55 PM PDT · by SLB · 30 replies · 2,097+ views
    Self | 30 Sept '06 | SLB
    Just a friendly reminder the Fall Machinegun Shoot at Knob Creek is October 13th, 14th, and 15th this year. Work is going to keep me away even though I live about 20 miles from the range. Better luck next spring.
  • Hendrix Tops List Of Greatest Guitar Solos

    09/10/2006 6:59:28 AM PDT · by ShadowDancer · 248 replies · 4,727+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | September 8, 2006 | AP
    Hendrix Tops List Of Greatest Guitar Solos Gilmour, Knopfler, Page Follow Rocker On ListPOSTED: 2:58 pm EDT September 8, 2006 UPDATED: 3:45 pm EDT September 8, 2006 NEW YORK -- When it comes to great guitar solos, Guitar One magazine said Jimi Hendrix tops the list According to the magazine, Hendrix's solo on "Machine Gun" is No. 1 on its list of the 101 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The magazine said Hendrix "can conjure the sound and fury of war -- bombs, guns, diving fighter jets, showers of ammo -- in a single three-and-half minute guitar solo." It...
  • State trooper pleads guilty to possessing machine gun

    07/26/2006 4:47:07 PM PDT · by bad company · 344 replies · 3,526+ views
    Belleville News-Democrat ^ | Jul. 26, 2006 | ASHLEY TUSAN JOYNER
    Illinois State Police trooper Gregory Mugge pleaded guilty to one charge of possessing an unregistered machine gun in federal court on Tuesday, according to an announcement from the U.S. attorney's office. Mugge, 52, of Jerseyville, was indicted in January, along with Illinois State Police Sgt. James Vest, 39, of O'Fallon, and John Yard, 36, an Illinois State Police special agent assigned to the Collinsville office, each face separate charges of illegal gun possession. Mugge faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and a maximum three years of supervised release. He is scheduled to reappear...
  • The myth of the easy machine gun

    05/21/2006 8:15:36 AM PDT · by SmithL · 100 replies · 3,413+ views
    The Star ^ | 5/21/6 | Michael Bowers
    A ban on assault rifles, pushed by the mayor of Chicago and our governor, is moldering in the state House Rules Committee. Lawmakers can take no action until they reconvene in October. And even then, there's little chance supporters can pick up the three additional votes they need to send the bill to the Senate. But like the villain at the end of a movie, the assault rifle ban never dies. It's just wounded, waiting to come back when you're not looking. So I thought I would look into the validity of its major argument. That is, this notion that...
  • A NATION OF COWARDS

    05/10/2006 1:59:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 47 replies · 1,890+ views
    The Public Interest via rbka ^ | Fall 1993 | Jeffrey R. Snyder
    A NATION OF COWARDS Jeffrey R. Snyder OUR SOCIETY has reached a pinnacle of self-expression and respect for individuality rare or unmatched in history. Our entire popular culture -- from fashion magazines to the cinema -- positively screams the matchless worth of the individual, and glories in eccentricity, nonconformity, independent judgment, and self-determination. This enthusiasm is reflected in the prevalent notion that helping someone entails increasing that person's "self-esteem"; that if a person properly values himself, he will naturally be a happy, productive, and, in some inexplicable fashion, responsible member of society. And yet, while people are encouraged to revel...