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  • 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,” philly.com 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
    LiveLeak.com ^ | 1/22/2013 | Mr_Persuk
    Video at - http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=759_1358872842
  • 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
    Hotmetal
    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 NEWS.in ^ | 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 (Iraqs 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 2 CHICAGO ^ | 13 OCTOBER 2007 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    (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...
  • Calif. Gray Whale Shot With Machine Gun

    09/09/2007 6:30:36 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 98 replies · 2,425+ views
    AP ^ | 9/9/07
    Today: September 09, 2007 at 5:5:7 PDT Calif. Gray Whale Shot With Machine Gun NEAH BAY, Wash. (AP) - An injured California gray whale was swimming out to sea Saturday after being shot with a machine gun off the western tip of Washington state, officials said. Coast Guard Petty Officer Kelly Parker said five people believed to be members of the Makah Tribe shot and harpooned the whale Saturday morning. The extent of the whale's injuries were not immediately known. Tribe members were being held by the Coast Guard but had not been charged, said Mark Oswell, a spokesman for...
  • Nevada Sheriff's & Police Association opposing Pro-RKBA bill!

    09/13/2006 4:21:46 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 11 replies · 1,994+ views
    HCI, Brady Campaign. ^ | 9/13/06 | Richard Brengman
    The "Brady Campaign" is trying hard to derail or ruin H.R. 5005, the FIREARMS CORRECTIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS ACT ! It would be interesting to know who the 35 Police Chiefs are who aren't willing to admit to the public that they're against the bill. I was initially skeptical that the the Nevada Sheriff's and Chief's Association was supporting the "Brady" bunch on this, so I PERSONALLY confirmed it. Here is the contact information for the association lobbyist and president. Nevada Sheriffs & Chiefs Association Lobbyist, Frank Adams 866-266-9870 Cell, 702/379-6591 President, No. LV Sheriff, Mark Paresi (702) 633-1837 This association...
  • Jim Gibbons not afraid to take on Fed. agencies.

    08/07/2006 10:14:55 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 512+ views
    FR thread archive. ^ | 8/7/06 | Richard/SIA
    More proof that Jim Gibbons does not just talk about reforming out of control Gov. Org. agencies, he actually takes steps to expose their abuses. In this archived thread we see that he has even taken BATFE to task, they really hated having to admit to their data-base errors! Link to thread, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1549185/posts
  • Anyone Care to Comment on the Condition of This BMG?

    03/02/2006 8:07:19 PM PST · by fso301 · 75 replies · 2,376+ views
    US Navy "Eye on the Fleet" Photo Gallery. ^ | Oct. 12, 2005 | US Navy Photographer
    Can someone comment on this picture of this M2 and it's ammo?
  • Nevada CCW's again replace "Brady" check!

    01/07/2006 12:39:41 AM PST · by Richard-SIA · 2 replies · 1,027+ views
    Self. | 1/7/06 | Richard/SIA
    I found out today that ATFE has reinstated the ability of Nevada CCW holders to use their Nevada CCW permits as an alternative to the $25 Point Of Sale contact in filling out the form 4473 required with each firearm sale. This is GREAT news, and a testament to the power of gun owner activism. Initially the Nevada Chief's and Sheriff's Association thought they could simply shrug off the results of several of their members failing an ATFE audit. Their failing the audit resulted in ATFE announcing that Nevada CCW's would no longer be accepted in lieu of a requirement...
  • CRS memo to Rep. Jim Gibbons re: machine gun database

    12/30/2005 5:21:52 AM PST · by BCR #226 · 44 replies · 1,408+ views
    Office of Jim Gibbons public release ^ | Nov. 28, 2005 | Congressional Research Staff
    A while back, Rep. Jim Gibbons requested the Congressional Research Staff to put together a memo concerning the NFRTR (NFA database) and reported abuses, missing information, etc. The CRS compiled the memo and Jim Gibbons has released it. Here is a link to the PDF file. http://www.nfaoa.org/documents/CRSmemoNFRTR0001.pdf This document shows coverups, deliberate illegal changes to the NFRTR database and brings to light the questionable practices of the BATF. Due to the nature of the abuses and the consequenses of the actions of the BATF, I feel that this document shows grounds for a repeal of the 1986 machine gun ban...
  • Alito Dissenting Opinion U.S. v Rybar (Machine Gun Ownership)

    10/31/2005 8:46:21 AM PST · by antaresequity · 114 replies · 2,474+ views
    Carnegie Mellon ^ | 12.30.96 | Court Finding
    SNIP - ALITO DISSENTING OPINION Maj. Op. at ----. In other words, the majority argues in effect that the private, purely intrastate possession of machine guns has a substantial effect on the interstate machine gun market. This theory, if accepted, would go far toward converting Congress's authority to regulate interstate commerce into "a plenary police power." Lopez, --- U.S. at ----, 115 S.Ct. at 1633. If there is any sort of interstate market for a commodity--and I think that it is safe to assume that there is some sort of interstate market for practically everything--then the purely intrastate possession of...
  • Iraqi Sentenced for Attempting to Buy Grenade, Guns

    10/24/2005 1:07:32 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 3 replies · 470+ views
    AP ^ | October 24 2005
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. An Iraqi-born man was sentenced Monday to nearly five years in prison after trying to buy machine guns and hand grenades in a federal sting operation. Ahmed Hassan Al-Uqaily (search), 34, was arrested last October during the investigation prompted by his alleged threat about "going jihad" against the United States, investigators said.
  • The Protection Of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act, H.R. 800, VOTE TODAY!

    10/20/2005 1:14:04 AM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 24 replies · 1,822+ views
    10/20/05 | Richard/SIA
    H.R. 800/S. 397 to be voted on today! Call congress ASAP! It is time to pass the Lawful Commerce In Firearms Protection Act, no more delays, let's get it done TODAY! The House is scheduled to bring up H.R. 800/S. 397 for a vote today. (Thursday). We need to continue fighting for the CLEAN version of the bill to protect gun makers from HCI's predatory lawsuits, H.R. 800). It is imperative that you make your last-minute calls to the Hill in support of H.R. 800, especially if you have not done so already. Please ask your Representative to oppose S....
  • The first half of the 109th session of congress is winding down, more ACTIVISM from NFA-RKBA support

    07/21/2005 1:02:56 AM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 2 replies · 433+ views
    NFA Owners Association ^ | 7/20/05 | Richard SIA
    [b]The first half of the 109th session of congress is winding down, more ACTIVISM from NFA-RKBA supporters is critical! [/b] I would have preferred to post this under "Activism", but this section appears to get the most traffic. We need all of our members and lurkers to get much more active, congress is historically much braver regarding "controversial*" legislation in the first half of each session. In the second half they begin covering their back's in preparation for the next election! The author's of the several bills we support in our mission statement all took a significant career chance in...
  • Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2005, H.R. 2088

    05/07/2005 12:40:33 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 97 replies · 1,768+ views
    NFA Owners Association, Thomas Register. ^ | 5/7/05 | Richard Brengman
    Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2005 (Introduced in House) HR 2088 IH 109th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2088 To provide an amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register certain firearms in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES May 4, 2005 Mr. GIBBONS (for himself, Mr. OTTER, Mr. KENNEDY of Minnesota, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. JONES of North Carolina, Mr. MILLER of Florida, Mr. CANNON, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. GOODE, Mr. KINGSTON, Mr. BRADLEY of New Hampshire, Mr. TERRY, Mr. BAKER, Mr. WHITFIELD, Mr. BARRETT of...
  • HR 1603, Fairness in Firearm Testing Act. (Introduced in the house)

    04/16/2005 6:11:15 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 5 replies · 1,015+ views
    NFA Owners Association, Thomas Register. ^ | 4/16/05 | Richard Brengman
    As many here well know, ATFE-Tech has a miserable record of inconsistent and irrational "ruling's" in regard to disqualifying products and prosecuting individuals for technical violations of the NFA-34. This bill may be the ONLY way to compel ATFE to begin acting honestly and professionally. The bill needs our urgent attention, it currently has ZERO cosponsors and will die in committee unless RKBA people take heed of the good it can do and voice their strong support. ---------------------------------------------- [b]HR 1603 Fairness in Firearm Testing Act. CTXT[/b] Posted By: Richard/SIA, O7/C2 & NRA-ILA EVC Date: 4/16/05 20:54 Full text, as promised....
  • Nevada AB-232, CCW "On the person" and interstate carry for L.E.

    03/28/2005 9:46:21 PM PST · by Richard-SIA · 498+ views
    3/28/05 | Richard SIA
    AB-232 was heard in the Nevada assembly judiciary committee today. I attended the hearing, paid lobbyist John L. Wagner was the only one there who I recognized. AB-232 does two things. 1. As used in this section, upon a person means actually on a person or in a container carried by a person". It would codify the current A.G Opinion allowing firearms carry in a vehicle. This "upon the person" language may be important, as it would prevent a future A.G. easily taking vehicle carry away from us by merely changing the opinion. The point was brought up that the...
  • Hearing on Pro-Gun AB 232, NV assembly, Monday, 9:30 AM!

    03/24/2005 4:39:32 PM PST · by Richard-SIA · 1 replies · 395+ views
    E-mail, NRA alert. | 3/24/05 | Richard SIA
    Assembly Bill 232 A pro-gun right's bill in Nevada! Assembly Bill 232, a bill supported by the NRA and many other pro-RKBA Nevadan's. Introduced by Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins, is slated to be heard on Monday, March 28th at 9:30 a.m. before the Assembly Judiciary Committee in Carson City. AB 232 seeks to clarify Nevada's definition of concealed carry by defining "upon the person" to mean actually on the person or in a container carried by the person. AB 232 will also amend state law to allow for compliance with the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004, which...
  • Pirates release 2 kidnapped sailors

    03/20/2005 12:22:19 AM PST · by bd476 · 18 replies · 619+ views
    Borneo Bulletin, AP ^ | March 20, 2005
    Pirates release 2 kidnapped sailors JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP/AFP) - "Pirates on Saturday released two Indonesians they seized days before off the island of Borneo, but the fate of Japanese sailors in a separate attack was still unknown, a navy spokesman said. Brig. Gen. Malik Yusuf told The Associated Press that the hostages - the captain and ship engineer of KM. Tri Samudra - were released at Paning River in Indonesian Borneo, known as Kalimantan. Earlier, Yusuf mistakenly reported the release of two sailors kidnapped Monday when pirates attacked the Idaten, a Japanese-registered tugboat, in the Malacca Strait, a busy shipping...
  • New RKBA pro-NFA group formed!

    01/09/2005 11:17:13 PM PST · by Richard-SIA · 6 replies · 325+ views
    Richard/SIA ^ | 1/9/05 | Self
    New RKBA pro-NFA group formed! The url is: http://www.machinegunner.com/phpBB2/ Our main focus is reform of ATFE via congress. We have several goals, some more immediate than others. Forcing ATFE to treat all law abiding NFA enthusiast with the respect any American is entitled to expect from their government's agents. Getting ATFE to correct the errors in the NFRTR. Getting an accurate accounting of where the $1,000,000 previously appropriated by congress to "fix" the NFRTR went. A minimum level of competence for ATFE Tech Branch. Making ATFE Tech decisions binding on ATFE. Support for the proposed VHFA bill in congress. Repeal...
  • Readers take apart the (Houston) Chronicle - blatant media bias

    07/13/2004 11:16:12 PM PDT · by weegee · 11 replies · 872+ views
    Chronically Biased.com ^ | July 13, 2004, 09:19 PM | By Kevin Whited
    Readers take apart the Chronicle By Kevin Whited Several readers emailed today to point out problems with Chronicle copy:Greg Gotlieb notes the following: Cleland, a fellow Vietnam veteran who lost three limbs during the war, was defeated in the 2002 election after Republicans questioned his patriotism. Cleland has been a political martyr of sorts for Kerry as he accuses Republicans of trying to tear down real American patriots. That excerpt came from an AP story that ran in the Chronicle and in many other news outlets. It shows just how pervasive the bias in the mainstream news media is, and...
  • Bail costs to shoot up for arrest with a gun

    07/01/2004 6:25:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 218+ views
    The San Francisco Gate ^ | June 30, 2004 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    The cost of being arrested with a gun in San Francisco is about to go up -- big time. Starting Thursday, Superior Court judges -- with a nudge from the district attorney's office -- will be doubling, tripling and even quadrupling bail for people arrested for weapons-related felonies. The bail for assault with a firearm, for instance, will jump from $35,000 to $75,000 -- far surpassing the $50,000 bail for the same crime in Marin, Contra Costa and San Mateo counties. Get arrested for possessing or selling a machine gun in San Francisco and bail will rocket from $25,000 to...
  • Machine-guns found on airliner (WorldNetDaily)

    11/23/2003 10:16:42 AM PST · by PeteFromMontana · 25 replies · 359+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 11/23/2003 | Joseph Farah
    New York-bound Czech flight forced to land in Iceland Posted: November 23, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin is an online, subscription intelligence news service from the creator of WorldNetDaily.com a journalist who has been developing sources around the world for the last 25 years. 2003 WorldNetDaily.com When a New York-bound Czech Airlines flight was diverted to land in Iceland after a bomb threat was e-mailed to the U.S. Embassy in Prague, no bomb was found but, according to Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, two tons of machine-guns were discovered in the baggage hold....
  • Carlton chief, sergeant face firearms charges (BATF now persecuting local police)

    10/19/2003 12:41:47 AM PDT · by fire_eye · 80 replies · 552+ views
    News-Register (McMinnville, OR) ^ | February 22, 2003 | STARLA POINTER
    CARLTON - Federal firearms charges have been brought against Police Chief Lee Whalon and Sgt. Rick Noble, who make up two-thirds of the Carlton Police Department. They were arraigned Wednesday before a federal magistrate in Medford, then released from custody on their own recognizance pending an April 29 trial. Each pleaded not guilty to all counts of the indictments brought against them, and each remains on the job in Carlton. Whalon and Noble each stands charged with possession of an unregistered silencer, an unregistered sawed-off shotgun and unregistered semiautomatic rifles classified as machine guns under federal law. Each also was...
  • Trigger Happy

    10/15/2003 1:02:20 AM PDT · by archy · 59 replies · 513+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, October 15, 2003 | MARK YOST
    <p>WEST POINT, Ky.--A casualty list from the Knob Creek Gun Range, which hosted one of the country's largest machine-gun shoots this past weekend, would look something like this: Two dozen old appliances. A dozen junked cars. Tens of thousands of rounds of spent ammunition. Zero people.</p>
  • Enemies of RKBA & NFA in Nevada identified!

    05/07/2003 6:07:38 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 6 replies · 355+ views
    5/7/03 | Richard Brengman
    Enemies of RKBA & NFA in Nevada identified! Every time a good bill on our RKBA comes up, particularly bills to expand our CCW permits, it is the Nevada Sheriff's & Chief's Association that opposes it. It seems they are dominated by the liberal Clark County (Vegas) clique. I need sincere ideas on ways to diminish their influence with the state legislature. I am sick of attending hearings and watching the committee members pay scant attention to the public, then come to attention when the NSCA lobbyist takes his turn! Right now there is a bill making it's way through...
  • Music minister arrested in gun raid

    01/10/2003 12:21:18 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 20 replies · 980+ views
    Tennessean ^ | 1/9/2003 | Rob Johnson
    <p>A Mt. Juliet music minister with a cache of vintage firearms was arrested yesterday on federal weapons possession charges after agents found 15 machine guns stashed in his home.</p> <p>Acting on a tip, agents from U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms obtained a search warrant yesterday and entered Mark S. Lancaster's two-story brick house at 267 Page Drive. Their informant told the agents they would find automatic weapons in a room near Lancaster's big-screen TV, affidavits show.</p>
  • Ohio man convicted in illegal machine gun importing scheme

    11/25/2002 7:23:54 AM PST · by jjm2111 · 19 replies · 660+ views
    Ohio.com ^ | 11/19/2002 | AP Wire
    An Ohio man has been convicted in an illegal gun importing scheme that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms says resulted in its largest seizure of automatic weapons. Keith B. Baranski, 31, of Hopewell in east-central Ohio, was convicted Monday of conspiring with another man and a small-town police chief to falsify paperwork so the weapons could be imported. The ATF said agents seized a total of 1,500 guns. Federal law limits possession of automatic weapons to the military, law enforcement, manufacturers, dealers and collectors. The law enables dealers to import a machine gun by producing a letter from...
  • Top cops aided plot to acquire AK-47s: seizure of 1,500 machine guns, Yak-B "aircraft cannon"

    11/19/2002 7:50:04 AM PST · by rface · 23 replies · 329+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 11.19.02 | PETER SHINKLE
    <p>Federal agents raided the Lincoln County property of James Carmi in October 2000 and seized a stockpile of 800 machine guns.</p> <p>The event, which remained undisclosed to the public for two years, has spurred a massive investigation into how Carmi - a convicted felon - could get a federal firearms permit from the U.S. Treasury's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and then acquire so many strictly controlled weapons.</p>