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  • German MG-34 & MG-42 Machine Guns

    06/28/2018 5:49:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 37 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/28/2018 | J Hines
    In early beginning of World War II, the Germans used the deadly and effective “Hitler’s Buzzsaw” other wise known as the MG-42 machine gun. The chain-fed light machine gun could pump out 900-1500 per minute of 7.92x57mm Mauser rounds. The sound of the MG-42 was different and when faced against it, you were outgunned. The good news for the allies was that to have it manufactured was very expensive and time consuming for the Germans. So the Germans comes out with the MG-34 machine gun. This firearm was cheaper and quicker to manufacture and put out to the troops. However,...
  • 2 Men Arrested “Scouting” Areas… Their Ties Will Make You Shake (Hizballa)

    06/19/2017 2:45:03 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 20 replies ^ | JUNE 18, 2017 | TIFFANI GREY
    Two Middle East immigrants in the United States have been arrested in connection with terrorist activities after the FBI found out their chilling ties to the terrorist organization known as Hezbollah. This is a wake-up call to every American. According to a news release from United States Attorney’s Office, District of New York, “Ali Kourani and Samer El Debek, a/k/a ‘Samer Eldebek,’ were arrested on Thursday, June 1, 2017, on charges related to their alleged activities on behalf of Hizballah[sic], a designated foreign terrorist organization. “ Kourani was reportedly living in the Bronx in New York, while Eldebek was living...
  • Shooter’s weapon described as AR-15 variant

    11/06/2017 1:29:53 PM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies ^ | 11/05/2017 | By J.p. Lawrence
    The 26-year-old man who walked into a Sutherland Springs church and opened fire did so with a variant of the AR-15, a popular rifle that is based on the military’s M-16, police said Sunday. The rifle used by Devin Kelley was the Ruger AR-556, Texas Department of Public Safety Regional Director Freeman Martin said in a news conference. The AR-15 is more of a category than a specific weapon. It is known for being customizable, with hundreds of variants, each with its own characteristics. Ruger’s AR-15 variant, the AR-556, comes with a suggested retail price of $849 and weighs 6.5...
  • Do you Feel like a Badass when Firing the Tommy Gun from the Hip?

    05/12/2017 7:09:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/12/2017 | D Smith
    Whether used by hero or villain, this is one iconic, badass firearm, even the fictional Captain America partner Bucky Barnes used with great effect on the silver screen. It doesn't matter who is firing it or if it's just on display, the Thompson submachine gun is one wicked cool piece of firearms history. From prohibition era gangsters and outlaws to cops and WWII heroes, the Thompson has become a legitimate icon of American firearms lore and even mythology. I recently held a Thompson (but didn't get to fire it) and I have to say, yes, I did feel pretty badass...
  • Homemade Canadian Submachine Guns and Silencers

    10/22/2016 8:34:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    As governments attempt to make more guns and gun ownership illegal, they succeed in doing so.  It does not mean that fewer criminals are armed.  Overall crime does not drop when controls are implemented.  One of the reasons is that guns are fairly easy to make, and the materials to make them are virtually impossible for an industrial society to control. An unintended consequence is that submachine guns or machine pistols may be substituted for ordinary pistols.  They are easier to make, because they are a simpler mechanism. The above machine pistol/ submachine gun, based on the MAC design...
  • Muslim Leader Says MBTA’s Response To Prayer Was ‘Understandable’

    06/18/2016 5:56:30 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 56 replies ^ | 6/17/16 | Christina Hager
    Local Muslims want the public to know their religion does not condone any violence, and clearly not the horror in Orlando. “This barbaric act has no place in Islam,” said Tahir Ali during a vigil on the steps of Worcester City Hall. Members of the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester gathered along with other clergy and political leaders for a public service at the end of a difficult week for the Islamic community. At the MBTA, anti-Muslim graffiti was discovered in a train. In another instance, guards responded with machine guns to a report of a Muslim couple praying on...
  • Shock as German soldiers let kids play with machine guns

    06/14/2016 8:14:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies ^ | 14 Jun 2016 16:43 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The German Defense Ministry is taking flak after pictures emerged of soldiers letting very small people play with some very big weapons. It all started at an open-house event in Stetten, Baden-Württemberg at the weekend, where civilians were invited in to learn about the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr. But on Monday, the advocacy group German Peace Society/United Opponents of Military Service posted pictures on Facebook showing small, preschool-aged children being offered the chance to handle some powerful guns on their own. The guns in the pictures included a G36 assault rifle, a USP pistol, and a MP7 submachine gun,...
  • Federal machine-gun ban under legal challenge

    12/26/2015 5:07:18 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 73 replies ^ | 12/23/15 | Bob Unruh
    Just as Barack Obama is plotting to create more limits on firearms, ammunition and the like during his final year in the Oval Office, there are court arguments developing that the longstanding federal ban on machine guns is, in fact, unconstitutional. One of Obama’s plans when he moved into the White House some seven years ago was to deprive more Americans of access to guns. Under his watch, various federal bureaucracies have been doing that, such as the Veterans Administration’s move to arbitrarily classify returning veterans as incompetent and then warn them they were being put on the federal list...
  • Browning Machine Guns Still Chugging Along

    11/07/2015 11:15:11 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 11/7/2015 | Miles Vining
    Everyone talks about the AKM being the most reliable firearm ever invented, but it is nice to see other designs coming to the forefront of reliability every now and again. In this case, I present a pair of Browning machine guns. Granted, this is no indication that every Browning out there is extremely reliable. In fact, I would rather state the reverse, and I know many machine gunners out there can vouch for this, in that the fifty caliber M2 certainly isn’t the most reliable thing in the world. Knowing how to properly headspace and time the the gun is...
  • New rule allows neighborhood bow hunting in Prince William County

    02/09/2015 3:20:38 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 36 replies ^ | 02/08/15 | Jill Palermo
    One River Ridge resident who asked that her name not be printed, questioned whether the county did enough to publicize the proposed changes before they were passed. “The kids play here and people walk here; they walk with their dogs,” she said. “How dangerous is that to have these hunters walk around with bows that are almost like machine guns? And who knows about it?”
  • Inside Orlando’s first machine gun theme park

    02/08/2015 9:02:23 AM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | Feb. 6, 2015
    Orlando, Florida is known for its world-class theme parks, but if hanging with Mickey Mouse isn’t really you’re speed, there's a new theme park that may give you more bang for your buck. At Machine Gun America, kids as young as 13 can shoot military-grade firearms at custom targets or in simulated experiences, no prior experience required. And it's only six miles from Disney World.The park just opened in December --and it's already proving to be a hit with couples, singles, and yes, families. Wes Doss, director of safety and training at Machine Gun America, says there’s also a big...
  • Wilson Lim, Daly City dentist charged in Leland Yee case, dies (shoulder fired missiles)

    08/30/2014 12:52:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 8/27/14 | Henry K. Lee, Hamed Aleaziz
    **SNIP** The investigation extended to Yee after an undercover FBI agent who had infiltrated Chow's group was introduced to the senator and allegedly persuaded him to trade political favors for campaign contributions. Lim became enmeshed in the case due to his political backing of Yee. According to a 137-page FBI affidavit, Yee introduced Lim to the undercover agent as a man who could secure guns. The agent, the FBI said, had asked Yee to facilitate an arms deal in exchange for more campaign money. The accusations prompted the Philippines government to open a probe into whether Lim had links to...
  • Why Do The Philadelphia Police Have 1,356 Full-Auto M-16s?

    04/18/2013 7:51:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 46 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Apr 18, 2013 | Robert Farago
    Why Do The Philadelphia Police Have 1,356 Full-Auto M-16s? Posted on April 18, 2013 by Robert Farago “An automatic M-16 rifle is missing from one of the Philadelphia Police Department’s main gun-storage units and Commissioner Charles Ramsey has called in federal authorities to investigate,” reports. ”Obviously, this is very, very serious,” Ramsey said. “And believe me, we will get to the bottom of it, one way or another, I guarantee that.” Cops lose gun. Cops go crazy trying to find it before it turns into another Fast and Furious Brian Terry deal. Another day, another example of why cops...
  • Piers Morgan: Wants to Use Machine guns on Critics.

    01/22/2013 9:57:04 AM PST · by Greystoke · 29 replies ^ | 1/22/2013 | Mr_Persuk
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  • Bikini-clad, gun-toting Israeli woman becomes an Internet sensation (Beach blanket BANG!)

    07/13/2012 9:26:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 67 replies
    NYDN ^ | Friday the 13th, July 2012 | Victoria Cavaliere
    Bikini-clad, gun-toting Israeli woman becomes an Internet sensation A photo of a gun-wielding, bikini-clad woman standing on a crowded Tel Aviv beach has become an Internet sensation, with thousands of viewers curious about whether the brunette beauty is part of Israel's military and why she wasn't in uniform with her weapon in tow. The newspaper Haaretz notes that 'To an Israeli, the photo makes perfectly practical sense. When soldiers take their weapon off military premises, they must guard it closely and keep it on their person, at all times. Having one's weapon stolen is harshly punished with time in military...
  • Hotmetal (training)

    10/17/2011 8:30:46 PM PDT · by Hotmetal · 6 replies
    Posted link to photobucket account because these photos are large. This was at a firing range in southern NM.
  • FR Gun Club - Friday Gun Porn - Guns on tripods (Talk about "labor" day)

    09/03/2010 8:05:21 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 4 replies
    03 SEP 10 | dcbryan1
    Today's topic: guns on tripods. Ok Freepers, get ready to post your favorite pictures of guns on tripods! I'll start off with some of my favorites below to include, art, film, history, etc. NOTE: If you don't know how to use HTML, click here HTML Sandbox to get started.
  • New Zealand customs agents find mystery arms cache from China

    05/06/2009 5:28:55 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies · 1,197+ views
    (DPA) via TOP ^ | 05/06/2009 - 09:53 | Submitted by Mohit Joshi
    Wellington - New Zealand authorities are baffled by a mystery cache of machine guns, bullets, grenades and mortar bombs found in a shipping container from China in the South Island port of Dunedin, according to news reports on Wednesday.
  • New Arms For A New Iraqi Army (Iraq’s Symbolic Switch: AK-47 Out, M-16 In)

    12/02/2007 3:55:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies · 124+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 2, 2007 | Doug Smith
    New arms for a new Iraqi army Soldiers are trading in the iconic Soviet assault rifle, the AK-47, for a U.S. military symbol, the M-16. By Doug Smith Los Angeles Times Staff Writer December 2, 2007 BESMAYA RANGE, IRAQ — The company of Iraqi soldiers pressed together for the dance of valor, singing of their bravery, stomping in the desert sand, thrusting their weapons skyward, just as they might have done not so many years ago to honor Saddam Hussein. But what were those sleek silhouettes they jabbed into the air? Not AK-47s. The iconic Soviet bloc assault rifle that...
  • Rapper T.I. Arrested Over Machine Guns, Silencers

    10/13/2007 10:22:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies · 115+ views
    (CBS) ATLANTA -- Grammy-winning rapper T.I. was arrested Saturday - just hours before he was to perform at the BET Hip-Hop Awards - in a parking lot where federal officials said he planned to pick up machine guns and silencers his bodyguard bought for him. T.I., born Clifford Harris, is charged with possession of unregistered machine guns and silencers, as well as possession of firearms by a convicted felon. Harris was in federal custody, said U.S. attorney's office spokesman Patrick Crosby, who would not disclose his location. Sydney Margetson, a spokesman for T.I.'s label, Atlantic Records, declined to comment...