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  • Women and Guns Data

    03/05/2015 7:11:50 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Everyone knows that women and guns have been on the rise during these last 4-5 years. Pink and Leopard print guns have made its way into the marketplace and manufacturers have been catering to the women industry. There has been some interesting findings in what women really want in terms of why and which type of firearms they really own in the recent NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation) report. -Guess which type of gun is the most favored with women. -Guess what percentage of women actually own those Pink print guns. -What percentage of women want a gun because it's...
  • Ammo Vending Machine Put in Use in Pennsylvania

    03/05/2015 2:51:35 AM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 12 replies
    controversialtimes ^ | March 4, 2015 | Reagan Wilson
    If you’ve ever been to a public shooting range you might have experienced long lines to check in, buy targets and buy ammo. Well one shooting range in Pennsylvania is taking a more efficient approach to selling the ammo. The Beaver Valley Rifle & Pistol Club has installed a vending machine for ammo at their range. Also, the guy who installed it? He’s running for county sheriff. Sam Piccinini is a Republican candidate for sheriff who also owns the small ammo company that operates the machine.
  • Decades of human waste have made Mount Everest a ‘fecal time bomb’

    03/04/2015 11:07:03 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 92 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2015 | By Peter Holley
    When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the top of Mount Everest in 1953, it was arguably the loneliest place on Earth — an oxygen-deprived desert perched atop an icy, 29,000-foot ladder of death. Over the last 62 years, more than 4,000 climbers have replicated the pair’s feat, with hundreds more attempting to do so during the two-month climbing season each spring, according to the Associated Press. Along the way, people have left oxygen canisters, broken climbing equipment, trash, human waste and even dead bodies in their wake, transforming the once pristine peak into a literal pile of …...
  • More than 10 inches of snow forecast to fall on Big Island summits ( Hawaii )

    03/04/2015 5:34:32 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | March 4, 2015
    A winter storm warning is in effect for the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa summits through 6 a.m. Thursday. National Weather Service forecasters in Honolulu say up to 10 to 15 inches of snow could fall above the 12,000-foot elevation of both Big Island mountains. The service also expects southwest winds around 15 to 25 mph. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 20s.
  • Deadheads Denied Camping, Overnight Parking For Farewell Shows

    03/04/2015 3:39:20 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 36 replies
    stereogum ^ | March 3, 2015 | James Rettig
    The Grateful Dead’s three-night farewell shows don’t seem like they’re shaping up to be a great time for the band’s most dedicated followers. Over the weekend, we reported that tickets for the event were being scalped for as high at $10,000. And now, Chicago’s police and fire departments have decided not to let Deadheads camp out or park overnight on the land in front of Soldier Field. Earlier this year, a petition circulated around asking the venue to waive their usual policy. “We took this seriously and did not want to dismiss it,” Luca Serra, a spokesman for Soldier Field,...
  • New monkey species discovered in the Amazon rainforest

    03/04/2015 8:56:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 03-04-2015 | by Sarah Rakowski & by Fauna & Flora International
    Scientists have discovered a new species of titi monkey in Brazil, according to a recent paper published in scientific journal Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia. Titis are new world monkeys found across South America. These tree-dwelling primates have long, soft fur and live in small family groups consisting of a monogamous pair and their offspring. Rather touchingly, they are often observed sitting or sleeping with their tails entwined. In 2011, researcher Julio César Dalponte spotted an unusual looking titi monkey on the east bank of the Roosevelt River, whose colouration did not match any known species. Intrigued, a team of...
  • 12 Yr Old Hits Target at 1,000 Yards

    03/03/2015 11:27:17 AM PST · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Tracking Point is getting popular among long range shooters including this 12 year old girl. Yes, I know it's almost like cheating and using technology to help you hit your target. But, fact is she hit it at 1000 yard. You can see it here.
  • Incredible photo captures weasel riding on the back of a flying woodpecker

    03/03/2015 4:15:07 AM PST · by beaversmom · 60 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 3, 2015
    The colourful bird, which displayed a “gloriously yellow/white colour interspersed with the flash of red head feathers”, eventually landed about 25 metres from the couple. It managed to escape the attack and fly out of sight as the weasel was distracted by the couple's presence.
  • Man has a seizure while skydiving at 9,000 feet

    03/02/2015 8:22:15 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 11 replies
    Odd_News ^ | March 1, 2015 | Thor Benson
    PINJARRA, Australia, A video was released of a man having a seizure while skydiving in Australia. The incident happened on November 14, 2014. The intermediate-level skydiver had the seizure at an altitude of around 9,000 feet. The man was allegedly unconscious for about 30 seconds. An instructor glided on a collision course and successfully made contact and opened the man's parachute at around 4,000 feet. The man regained consciousness and was able to land safely with the parachute.
  • Records smashed as February 2015 comes to an end ( Cold in NY )

    02/28/2015 12:48:14 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    News 4 ^ | February 28, 2015 | Mark Belcher
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – An excruciatingly cold and unseasonably snowy February is coming to an end, and when western New York leaves it behind, it will be leaving behind the shattered remains of some century old or more records. February of 2015 wasn’t just cold, it was arctic cold. Zero days have been above freezing. That has led to an incredibly high amount of damage from water main breaks to accidents from slippery cold, and it’s also created a risk of future damage. Without reaching temperatures which would allow a temporary thaw, snow has piled up in some places to incredible...
  • Cop Assaults Man for Filming Brutality, Stomps Phone to Destroy Evidence — Video Survived

    Amherst, MA– University of Massachusetts Amherst student, Thomas Donovan, who is majoring in legal studies and had planned to become a Massachusetts State Trooper, has filed a lawsuit alleging his civil rights were violated after he was pepper sprayed, assaulted, and arrested for filming police brutality. The officer also repeatedly stomped on his cellphone in an attempt to destroy the evidence and cover up the crime- but the video survived.
  • Peterborough man buried under snow for three hours

    02/26/2015 9:24:03 AM PST · by woodbutcher1963 · 35 replies
    Union Leader ^ | February 25, 2015 | MEGHAN PIERCE
    PETERBOROUGH — An Old Street Road man removing snow from his roof was hospitalized after he was buried under 2 feet of snow for three hours.Firefighters responded Sunday around 5:30 p.m. after the man’s wife returned home and heard his muffled cries from beneath the snow, Peterborough Fire Chief Ed Walker said.“The homeowner was clearing his roof earlier in the day and he was pulling snow off of his metal roof,” Walker said, when about “three-quarters of the snow on the roof came off at once and buried him underneath it.”The man was home alone and using a snow rake...
  • 280-pound catfish: Wels catfish caught by Italian fisherman could swallow a man

    02/25/2015 7:26:31 PM PST · by randita · 74 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/25/15 | Tina Burgess
    The 280-pound catfish caught by an Italian fisherman is a record-setting wels catfish. With an enormous weight of 280 pounds and a length of 8.8 feet, the catfish caught by Dino Ferrari has some people wondering whether the monstrous catfish could in fact eat a man if it wanted to do so. According to a Feb. 24 USA Today report, the photo taken of the Italian fisherman and his massive catch certainly seems to show “that this thing could just swallow an adult if it wanted to. It’s enormous.” Italian fisherman Dino Ferrari caught the wels catfish on Thursday in...
  • BREAKING: Cop Throws Elderly Man Down, Slaps Him in the Face, For Trying to Use a Restroom

    02/24/2015 2:03:58 PM PST · by redreno · 92 replies
    http://thefreethoughtproject.com ^ | 02/23/2015 | By Cassandra Rules
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL– A video uploaded to YouTube on Sunday shows Fort Lauderdale police officer Victor Ramirez harassing and assaulting an elderly gentleman at the Broward Bus Terminal in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The man is not being aggressive or threatening in any way when he is shoved to the ground and slapped by the officer. The man was reportedly trying to use the bus terminal’s restroom. “The guy didn’t raise his hand to the officer at all,” a witness told Local 10 News. “The officer just knocked him down with his hands. The guy was defenseless.”
  • .338 Lapua Ringing the Bell from a Mile Out

    02/23/2015 10:14:56 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/23/2015
    This is for all you long range shooter, plinker or hunter. Take a look at this shot from 2,707 yards out, which takes 4 seconds to reach the target. You can view the long shot video here.
  • Iron Dog 2015 Thread

    02/22/2015 11:59:14 PM PST · by Qiviut · 40 replies
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    The Iron Dog Snow Mobile race started yesterday from Big Lake at 10:00 AK time. This year's race is being called the “water & dirt” race because snow is lacking on some major portions of trail and the race route had to be changed to avoid open water on the Yukon. Through slush and muck, soggy Iron Dog snowmachine racers head north Todd Palin and partner Tyler Huntington (Team 11) are in this year's race and have made it to the McGrath Airport checkpoint as of Sunday night (Feb. 23) – last year, they were early out of the race...
  • Octopus jumps out of water and attacks huge crab

    02/21/2015 10:38:02 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 2/21/15
    Who knew an octopus could do this?
  • Please Halp This Poor Creature

    02/20/2015 3:07:28 AM PST · by 9thLife · 21 replies
    A melting ice cap ^ | 02-20-2015 | self
  • Arctic conditions turn geyser in to 'ice volcano' [ New York ]

    02/19/2015 10:07:22 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Telegraph Media ^ | 19 Feb 2015 | Robert Midgley
    The arctic conditions have turned a geyser at a state park in western New York into a five-story-tall "ice volcano." The geyser is in a pond near the Glen Iris Inn at Letchworth State Park, which straddles the Wyoming-Livingston county line 40 miles south of Rochester. Days of subzero temperatures have formed a solid cone of ice several feet thick with water still spouting out of the top. Park officials tell local media that the formation dubbed an ice volcano is at least 50 feet high.
  • Live PA Bald Eagle Nest cam

    02/18/2015 3:00:48 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 46 replies
    PA Game Commission ^ | 2-18-15 | n/a
    Live Bald eagle nest camera
  • VANITY: Best Cylinder 0.22 LR Handgun?

    02/18/2015 5:35:41 AM PST · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 95 replies
    My Inbred Brain ^ | 18FEB2015 | VANITY of Cletus
    Looking for input on a good 22LR handgun, preferably a revolver [so as I don't have to hunt down brass for the local constabulary, post use]. I'd also ask y'all for any "barrel length / configuration" you think might support my home-defense needs. Disclosure: I'm in TX.
  • Will Great Lakes Ice Coverage Beat or Tie Last Year's Winter Or The Record? [VANITY]

    02/17/2015 8:42:22 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 47 replies
    According to NOAA's Great Lakes Surface Environment Analysis (GLSEA) the record for total Great Lakes ice coverage was set in 1979 with 94.7% coverage. Last year's winter almost broke that record with 92.2% and is currently sitting in second place. Just a few days ago the ice coverage sat at 60%. Today that number has jumped to 76.6% based on yesterday's analysis due the recent cold the area has been receiving. Their forecast for the next 24 hours is for that coverage to jump to 82.3%. This is within 10% of second place. Some long range weather forecasts I have...
  • ‘Guy Took My Spot ... So I Put the Snow Back’

    02/17/2015 9:00:18 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 76 replies
    Boston ^ | 02/16/2015 | Hilary Sargent
    Warning to anyone tempted to snag a spot marked by a space saver. Last week, a Craigslist post told the story of one Boston resident, who felt his rights were violated when someone removed his space saver and took ‘his spot.’ “So I put all the snow back,” the now deleted post read.
  • Graveyard of the Atlantic coughs up another victim off Corolla

    02/16/2015 6:00:50 PM PST · by RegulatorCountry · 20 replies
    The Outer Banks Voice ^ | February 13, 2015 | Sam Walker
    The remains of a long-ago victim of the Graveyard of the Atlantic have been discovered on the beach off Corolla after this week’s rough surf. A pair of photos taken Thursday night show the remains of the wreck near Whalehead.
  • Zero for 50 and 200 Yards From Just 10.

    02/16/2015 7:59:57 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 2/16/2015 | Nathan S.
    Like many of our readers, I am now limited to my closest ranges being indoor. Drives me nuts when I have to zero a rifle for 3-gun and the longest range I can get too quickly is a scant 15 yards. (I can drive 45 minutes to some good long-ranges, but getting at least three hours free can be difficult).
  • Close Call With An Avalanche

    A man was heading up the side of a mountain on his snowmobile when he was covered by a sudden wave of snow. His friends escaped the avalanche on their own snowmobiles, but turned around to save him once the snow settled.
  • Largest Goliath Grouper Gathering Ever Recorded off the Coast of Florida [VIDEO]

    02/14/2015 8:02:13 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies
    wideopenspaces.com ^ | 02/12/15 | Zach Miller
    Check out the size of this goliath grouper gathering of the coast of Florida. That is a lot of really big fish. It’s definitely not news that the goliath grouper population in Florida has been steadily on the rise over the past decade. The multitude of groupers is the cause of great concern within the angling community, as there are no natural enemies of the patriarch of the grouper family.
  • It's Too Cold To Murder Anybody In NYC

    02/13/2015 12:15:15 PM PST · by Daffynition · 27 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | Feb. 13, 2015 | John Del Signore
    They say correlation does not imply causation, but everyone knows that maxim does not apply to the Internet, where we can safely assume all sorts of things, like how this frigid weather is responsible for a surprising lack of homicides in NYC. The NYPD says the city is currently enjoying its longest murder-free stretch in recent history—probably because it's so damn cold that murderers aren't about to do their intended victims any favors. Why not let them suffer through this nasty weather and then resume killing once it's nice out again? It's been 11 days without a homicide in NYC,...
  • Blizzard watch Eastern Mass.

    02/12/2015 6:13:10 PM PST · by Capt. Tom · 54 replies
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON ,MA ^ | 2/21/2015 | Nat. Weather Svc
    Blizzard Watch from 2/14/2015 7:00:00 PM to 2/15/2015 7:00:00 PM ...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. * LOCATIONS...EAST COASTAL MASSACHUSETTS. * HAZARD TYPES...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS...INCLUDING HEAVY SNOW...POOR VISIBILITIES AND STRONG WINDS. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 14 INCHES. * TIMING...SATURDAY EVENING INTO SUNDAY EVENING. * IMPACTS...LATE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY BLIZZARD CONDITIONS COULD MAKE TRAVELING DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW COMBINED WITH STRONG WINDS MAY CREATE PROBLEMS FOR UNCLEARED ROOFS. * WINDS...NORTHWEST 30 TO...
  • Boing Boing Drunk mountain gorilla punches photographer, who got the shot

    02/10/2015 6:04:12 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 59 replies
    Boing Boing ^ | 2-10-15 | Xeni Jardin
    Photographer Christophe Courteau was taking images of mountain gorillas in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park forest when the group's alpha male charged him. Courteau is a pro: he got the shot of that incoming fist before the punch hit him. The ape was reportedly "drunk" from eating bamboo stems, which ferment in the stomachs of gorillas. Basically, their bodies make their own beer. “In less than a second, he was on me, and strongly hit me like a rugby player. With the shock, I felt all his power and weight on my body," Courteau told Caters News Agency.
  • Campers: Do They Make Good Bug Out Vehicles?

    02/10/2015 2:25:33 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 133 replies
    There is not a simple answer to the question. Much depends on your situation, your familiarity with campers, geography and type of crisis you would be dealing with. Type of campers would include motor homes, travel trailers and truck campers. When people think of bug-out-vehicles (BOV) they think of a vehicle that can get them out of a dangerous area quickly. The vehicle is packed with emergency essentials and is ready to go at a moment’s notice. Bugging-out signifies haste, leaving an area that has become hostile, and that means leaving by the fastest and safest means possible, does a...
  • A thought about global warming.

    02/08/2015 8:59:22 PM PST · by OldNavyVet · 25 replies
    Old Navy Vet | 8 February 2015 | Old Navy Vet
    My dictionary tells me that "absolute zero" is -459.69 F. The fact is ... that global warming has temperatures around us in the vicinity of 530 degrees Fahrenheit above absolute zero ... assuming a 70 degree F environment.
  • Lawmakers revive bid to rename Alaska’s Mount McKinley

    02/06/2015 7:20:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 95 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 5, 2015 6:26 PM EST
    Lawmakers have failed in past attempts to rename North America’s highest mountain, but a new proposal may have a better chance this year under a Republican Congress, according to an aide to an Alaska lawmaker who is resurrecting the effort. U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan have introduced a bill to give Mount McKinley its historical Alaska Native name. The Alaska Republicans announced a Senate bill Wednesday to formally call the 20,320-foot mountain by its Athabascan name, Denali, KTUU reported. The bill comes after previous efforts by Murkowski failed. …
  • New Gun: Savage A17, Cracking The Semiauto Code For Magnum Rimfires [VIDEO]

    02/05/2015 12:42:57 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-5-15 | Elwood Shelton
    Savage Arms went big at the 2015 SHOT Show by going small. In the process, the monolithic rifle manufacturer may have solved one of the trickier problems plaguing firearms design. With the introduction of the A17 .17 HMR, the Massachusetts-based subsidiary of ATK looks to have produced a viable semiautomatic magnum rimfire. This is a feat other companies have attempted, but have fallen short.Of course, cracking what has proven to be a tricky nut required some out-of-the-box thinking on Savage’s part. Where the company particularly broke with tradition is jettisoning the straight blowback action so common in rimfires for a delayed blowback system.The company...
  • Man Misses Whale 2 Feet Away Because He Was Glued to His Phone

    02/05/2015 8:03:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 4, 2015 | Avianne Tan
    This Instagram photo shows a man missing a humpback whale surface two feet away from him because he was glued to his phone. The moment was caught during a whale watch in Redondo Beach, California, professional photographer Eric Smith told ABC News today.
  • Florida calls on civilian 'patrols' to battle invasive pythons

    02/03/2015 4:02:09 PM PST · by george76 · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 3, 2015 | Zachary Fagenson
    Florida wildlife officials, opening a new front in the war on invasive snakes, are recruiting the general public for "python patrols" that teach them how to identify and even capture some of the hissing, snapping reptiles. "We consider (Burmese pythons) established, which means the hope of removing them is pretty slim," said Jenny Novak, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologist, during a recent training session with 20 volunteers in south Florida. "We're in management mode now." ... Florida is a hub for the exotic pet trade and a hot bed of invasive species that have snuck into...
  • Winter storm warning issued for Monroe County, Michigan

    01/31/2015 7:17:48 PM PST · by madison10 · 26 replies
    Monroe Evening News ^ | 1/31/2015 | National Weather Service
    The National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac has issued a winter storm warning that includes Monroe County for the time frame of 1 a.m. Sunday Feb. 1 to 7 a.m. Monday Feb. 2. RELATED: Pre-Groundhog Day snowstorm to sweep from Chicago to NYC The forecast is for "moderate to occasionally heavy snow," beginning late tonight and persisting through sunrise Monday. Accumulations of more than 8 inches of snow are likely "with the potential of up to 12 inches near the Ohio border," the warning that was issued at 4 p.m. today said. There also is the likelihood of blowing and drifting...
  • Monday Snowstorm Likely Brings More Large Snow Totals [MA]

    01/31/2015 8:11:17 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 23 replies
    Weather Wisdom ^ | January 31, 2015 8:51 AM | David Epstein
    ... I can deal with cold, because I can just add a new layer, it’s all the snow that becomes the real problem and it’s about to get worse. All this after the snowiest 5 days on record in Boston (29.7") and Worcester 40.7"). Monday Snowstorm We have another storm coming and many areas will see a foot or more of snow...For much of the storm, temperatures are going to be very cold and this is mostly a good thing.... Notice, the colder the air the more snow the exact same amount of moisture creates. In other words, if you...
  • 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...
  • Icebergs 'have sound signature'

    01/29/2015 9:56:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/29/15 | Rebecca Morelle
    Listening to icebergs could help to assess the extent of glacier melt, scientists report. Researchers in Poland, the UK and US have found different types of icebergs have their own acoustic signature as they calve away from the ice. Monitoring this could help to determine how much ice is being lost and the effect this could have on global sea level rise. The findings are reported in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Oskar Glowacki, from the Institute of Geophysics at the Polish Academy of Sciences, said: "Using acoustics, we can get very accurate data and we can collect this data...
  • African Golden Cat Attacks Monkeys in Rare Camera Trap Footage

    01/28/2015 3:06:16 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 17 replies
    livescience.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Megan Gannon
    African golden cats are hardly ever photographed in the wild. In their rare, camera-trap cameos, the cats are usually seen licking their spotted fur or innocuously inspecting the unfamiliar lens. But recently, scientists captured a much more dynamic scene: a golden cat crashing a party of red colobus monkeys in Uganda.
  • Comical Thread:So What Happened To All Of The Protesters Holding Up Traffic?

    01/27/2015 3:40:45 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 13 replies
    Wasn't it around 6 to 8 weeks ago when it seemed that everyday we were hearing about the latest uproars over either race, minimum wage, demanding free stuff and maybe even "Stopping Global Warming"? Looks like another wasted effort for the far left being it seems to be all forgotten about. So where are all of these young liberals, many with no real skills now? Could it be the weather? What? A little too cold outside for the masses to protest all of this global warming?
  • Mississippi Legislation Declares All Federal Gun Control Unconstitutional

    01/27/2015 9:41:13 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com ^ | 1/26/2015 | Bryan Baucom
    Two bills filed in the Mississippi House and Senate would make it an express duty of the state government to protect the gun rights of Mississippians against federal gun control measures. House Bill 1297 (HB1297) was filed by Rep. Staples last week. It declares “All federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms are a violation of the Second Amendment.” In other words, as the Founders understood, the federal government has no authority over firearms, period. The bill goes on to declare that all such federal acts are “invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state,...
  • 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.
  • 54 Year Old Woman Mauled By Florida Bear.Stuck Her Arm In Cage To Pet It."Oops".

    Woman, 54, severely injured after being mauled by caged BEAR she was trying to pet at wildlife center. Here is the link. But what can you say? Who in any state of mind sticks their arm in a cage with a 400 pound bear? This would be like going to your local zoo and attempting to pet a panther or cougar through the 4x4 inch cage gaps.
  • San Antonio could see record high temperatures this week: forecasters

    01/26/2015 2:12:51 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 01/26/2015 | Madalyn Mendoza
    SAN ANTONIO — While the Northeast battles winter storm "Juno," the San Antonio area will see much warmer temperatures than normal for January this week and could set a record high, according to NWS Meteorologist Larry Hopper. Highs and low temperatures through Wednesday in San Antonio will be steady with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s. Record-high temperatures may be seen throughout the city on Wednesday, according to Hopper.
  • 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.
  • World's fastest archer Lars Anderson debunks Hollywood archery myths

    01/24/2015 5:34:10 AM PST · by Plainsman · 54 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 23, 2015 | Adam Justice
    For thousands of years, the bow and arrow was used for war. Those days are long gone, and most people today only know of archery through TV and movies. However, as the Danish archer Lars Andersen has proved, Hollywood archery has very little to do with actual war archery. Lars Andersen originally started using bow and arrow to fight in pretend battles during Larps (live action role play) events, where he played a soldier in a medieval-inspired army. While Larps can be about anything – the Danish/Polish Harry Potter inspired larp College of Wizardry (cowlarp.com) recently got world-wide media attention...
  • FWC Considering Bringing Back Bear Hunting in Florida

    01/23/2015 9:13:17 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    wjhg tv ^ | Jan 22, 2015
    Bear attacks and nuisance complaints could result in Florida bringing back a hunting season for the animal, as the state's wildlife agency says they're running out of options. Leah Reeder was out walking her dog in the Florida Panhandle last month when she was brutally attacked by a bear. She was one of four bear attack victims in the past year throughout the state. Add the attacks to thousands of nuisance complaints throughout Florida. "We're at a point where bear populations are strong and expanding, and we're having more and more conflicts, more and more killed on the highways," FWC...