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  • 400-year-old pistol found on site of first American colonists(17th-century Scottish Pistol)

    07/27/2006 8:59:09 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 50 replies · 2,267+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 27 July 2006 | RICHARD LUSCOMBE
    ARCHAEOLOGISTS have uncovered a rare but perfectly preserved early 17th-century Scottish pistol at the historic former British colony known as the birthplace of the United States, making the firearm one of the oldest artefacts of European origin ever discovered in North America. The weapon probably belonged to one of the first settlers to arrive at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607, and was recovered from a well at the site with several other "hugely significant" artefacts. "It was like Christmas in July," said Bly Straube, the curator of the Jamestown Rediscovery museum where the snaphaunce pistol, probably made by a manufacturer in...
  • U.S. Senate Bids to Ban Emergency Gun Confiscation

    07/25/2006 10:00:01 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 44 replies · 1,161+ views
    U.S. Senate Bids to Ban Emergency Gun Confiscation But one prominent Democrat, among others, is opposed Updated: July 24th, 2006 05:07 PM PDT Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) charges a Republican-backed amendment that prohibits the confiscation of guns during an emergency puts police officers and first responders in danger. The amendment, sponsored by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), was added to the Homeland Security appropriations bill during a July 13 Senate vote. During the rescue and response after Hurricane Katrina police officers and first responders had to pull back from rescuing victims because they were being shot at by snipers. The amendment...
  • Man Shoots Self While Playing With Gun On July 4th (Darwin Nominee)

    07/06/2006 8:02:30 PM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 55 replies · 1,374+ views
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A man celebrating the Fourth of July fatally shot himself while playing with a handgun, police said. Casey Neal, 36, was drinking during a cookout at his house early Wednesday, police said. Neal pointed the semiautomatic handgun at his head and told friends he would pull the trigger after counting down from five. Police said it appeared to be an accident. Other Fourth of July incidents in the area were less serious. Another man in St. Petersburg was hospitalized after being struck in the face by fireworks, authorities said. In Tampa, a woman and a 6-year-old...
  • Murder wave hits US ‘exburbs’

    06/24/2006 7:03:13 PM PDT · by 1066AD · 65 replies · 2,197+ views
    The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | 6/25/2006 | Tony Allen-Mills
    The Sunday Times June 25, 2006 Murder wave hits US ‘exburbs’ Tony Allen-Mills, New York THERE were five teenagers in the car rolling quietly through the muggy night an hour before dawn in central New Orleans. By the time the police caught up with them last weekend, they were all dead — riddled with bullets in the worst outbreak of gun violence since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city last year. An apparent ambush by unknown gunmen in an area still recovering from Katrina’s flooding has delivered a sharp jolt to what many criminologists are describing as complacency about violent crime....
  • Shooting Mistake Puts 'Hostile' Man in Hospital

    06/24/2006 8:26:19 AM PDT · by seowulf · 34 replies · 862+ views
    Kitsap Sun ^ | June 23, 2006 | Brynn Grimley
    Navy Yard city A Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputy was placed on administrative leave Thursday after shooting a man in the leg while the man was in a tree at the corner of National Avenue South and Arsenal Way. The shooting is under investigation, although preliminary information indicates it was accidental, according to Deputy Scott Wilson, Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office spokesman. The deputy, who has five years on the force, meant to fire a Taser, not the gun, Wilson said. The man, who is believed to be in his 20s, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he was...
  • Newspaper carrier shoots, wounds youth trying to rob him

    05/11/2006 11:59:24 AM PDT · by csvset · 25 replies · 2,265+ views
    Pilot online ^ | May 11 2006 | MATTHEW ROY
    NORFOLK — A Virginian-Pilot carrier who was delivering newspapers early today shot and wounded one of two youths who tried to rob him, police said. Police planned to charge the youths, who were in custody. Their ages and identities were not released. The injured youth was hospitalized under guard, according to Cpl. Ollan Burruss, police spokesman. His wounds were not considered life-threatening. Police said the shooting happened around 2:52 a.m. in the vicinity of the 3500 block of Chesapeake Blvd. The carrier, who is an independent contractor and not an employee of the newspaper, had just started his route when...

    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...
  • Stop the UN Gun Ban

    05/09/2006 5:46:53 PM PDT · by kerryusama04 · 136 replies · 3,104+ views ^ | 5/9/06 | Wayne La Pierre
    This 4th of July, while you and your family celebrate the 230th Anniversary of the founding of our great nation, there’s one party you won’t be invited to... ...And that’s the party that Kofi Annan is throwing at United Nations headquarters in New York — using your tax dollars — for nearly fifty dictatorships, six terrorist states, governments that endorse execution based on religious faith, and a multitude of other nations from around the globe. You see, this party isn’t to honor your freedoms -- but to conspire to take them away. That’s right. Over our 4th of July holiday,...
  • Couple throw knives, bombs at each other

    03/13/2006 7:23:59 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 40 replies · 980+ views ^ | 3/14/2006 | Staff
    A MEXICAN couple were recovering separately after a marital spat got out of control and saw them firing guns, throwing knives and hurling homemade bombs, Mexican daily Milenio said yesterday. In scenes taken straight out of hit romantic comedy Mr and Mrs. Smith starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Juan Espinosa and Irma Contreras fought until their house blew up in a homemade gasoline bomb explosion, the paper said. Police called to the home in the indigenous Mayan Indian town of Oxkutzcab in the southeastern state of Yucatan arrested Mr Espinosa. Ms Contreras was taken to hospital with third-degree burns....
  • Troubling stint in jail sets Utahn on crusade

    03/10/2006 5:57:14 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 77 replies · 2,373+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 3/10/2006 | Glen Warchol
    BOUNTIFUL - When Gregg Revell packed his bags for a trip to Pennsylvania last April, he had no idea how far he'd be traveling. Before the week was out, the 57-year-old suburban real estate agent and grandfather would be arrested, thrown into one of the country's most notorious jails, strip searched and inoculated against his will. The soft-spoken Utah native would be on his way to becoming a poster child for the National Rifle Association in a $3 million lawsuit. During a nearly five-day stay in a Newark, N.J., jail, he would meet a terrifying side of America that most...
  • Denver court of appeals upholds gun ruling

    02/20/2006 11:38:25 AM PST · by neverdem · 61 replies · 1,472+ views
    Enid News & Eagle ^ | February 15, 2006 | Staff and wire reports
    A federal appeals court in Denver ruled it was legal for an Oklahoma company to fire workers who violated company policy by having guns in their vehicle on the plant parking lot. Eight former Weyerhaeuser workers sued the company after they were fired in 2002 from the company’s paper mill in Valliant in southeastern Oklahoma. Their firings prompted legislators in 2004 to enact a law that would make it much harder for property owners and employers to ban guns from their property. State law in effect at the time of the firings permitted property owners and employers to control the...
  • Angler who shot fish with pistol retains muskie record

    01/16/2006 1:10:26 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 23 replies · 521+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 1-16-06 | Paul Levy
    HAYWARD, WIS. - The National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame's board of directors today upheld angler Louie Spray's claim to the world record muskie, a 69-pound, 11-ounce specimen he landed on Oct. 20, 1949. Spray's record had been challenged by an Illinois fishing group. Spray's catch had unseated the previous record-holder, a 69 1/2-pound fish caught by Cal Johnson of Minneapolis. Had Spray's record been invalidated today, the honor would have reverted to Johnson, unifying the title between the Hayward hall and the International Game Fish Association.
  • Police Find Assault Weapon Near Supreme Court

    12/12/2005 1:32:25 PM PST · by Frapster · 84 replies · 1,996+ views ^ | 12-12-2005 | AP
    Police Find Assault Weapon Near Supreme Court Associated Press WorldStream via NewsEdge Corporation WASHINGTON_Police are investigating a loaded assault weapon found in a parking lot a block from the Supreme Court, a law enforcement official said. Members of the Supreme Court police force discovered the machine pistol on Dec. 2 in the lot in the residential Capitol Hill neighborhood east of the Court and turned it over to the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Friday. The U.S. Capitol is west of the Supreme Court. Officials at the Supreme Court and Metropolitan Police Department would...
  • (VANITY) What is the best gun for a beginner?

    11/14/2005 12:10:39 PM PST · by Minus_The_Bear · 200 replies · 16,860+ views
    I've grown up in Oklahoma and went through Boy Scouts (am an Eagle Scout) learning to shoot various types of firearms but haven't even touched one in 5+ years. Now that I'm about to leave college I'm thinking of getting a firearm of some kinda but don't know where to start. What should I be looking at and why?
  • Pistol-packing 'Queen' rides out of downtown

    04/17/2005 8:02:21 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 4 replies · 570+ views
    Mabel Murray, owner of Trudi Furs N' Leathers, sits in her 1972 Corvette Stingray, holding her .32-caliber handgun and 9 "The Queen has left the Building." Those words, inscribed last week in bright blue ink near the front door of Trudi Furs N' Leathers, signaled more than the closure of one of downtown Las Vegas' oldest businesses. They marked the exodus of this faded neighborhood's most cherished fixture: a pistol-packing, hooker-harassing foulmouth who abides no illegal drug sales in front of her 50-year-old shop. Meet Mabel Murray, or as she's known to downtown denizens, the Queen of Stewart Street.
  • DA/SA: Sig Sauer P232 (e.g.) vs. SW 63 (e.g.)

    03/13/2005 5:47:18 PM PST · by rudy45 · 3 replies · 653+ views
    As you know, the Sig P232 can be fired when the hammer is "down" OR when the hammer is cocked. Regardless, the hammer is COCKED after a shot. The SW 63 ALSO can be fired when hammer is down or when hammer is cocked. However, the difference between it and the Sig is that the SW 63 hammer REMAINS DOWN after the shot. Both guns (?yes?) are DA/SA? What other term, though, distinguishes between the hammer up vs. hammer down final positions? Thanks.
  • Gun rights champion's hall of fame nomination ignites furor

    03/12/2005 12:24:26 PM PST · by holymoly · 47 replies · 1,075+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Saturday, March 12, 2005 | Dara Kam
    TALLAHASSEE — The pistol-packing grandma about to be inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame is the most controversial appointment since its inception 22 years ago. Why? Because Marion Hammer, a squat senior citizen with a soft Southern twang, was the first — and only — female president of the National Rifle Association. Gun control advocates and women's rights groups are outraged at the selection of Hammer, one of three women Gov. Jeb Bush tapped this year to join writer Zora Neale Hurston, tennis star Chris Evert, former state Education Commissioner Betty Castor and Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings among...
  • Vanity: Advice needed on best small semi-auto handgun for new shooter.

    01/29/2005 3:57:06 PM PST · by cicero's_son · 59 replies · 10,592+ views
    01-29-01 | self
    I'm hoping for some good advice from fellow Freepers about which handgun to purchase. I'm a novice shooter (with handguns at least). Don't really know very much about them. I've applied for a conceal carry permit in Indiana, and I'm signed up for the next NRA basic education classes at the local range. This will be my first (and possibly only) small sidearm purchase. I don't want or need anything too heavy-duty. Just a reliable, effective, easy to use, accurate pistol for personal and home defense. I'm leaning toward a Glock 9mm, but I understand there is a wide divergence...
  • East St. Louis (Illinois) Police Chief and Deputy in FBI Custody

    01/21/2005 10:37:47 AM PST · by Clintons Are White Trash · 154 replies · 13,079+ views
    http://971 Talk Radio ^ | 1/21/05 | 97.1 Talk Radio
    Links not updated yet, this was just announced on 97.1 Talk FM. The Chief of Police and his assistant/deputy are in FBI Custody. There is to be a press confrence at 2:30 to announce the details. All indications is that this is in regard to an investigation into Voter Fraud that began immediately after the November presidential election.
  • San Francisco Considers Handgun Ban

    01/01/2005 7:07:15 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 82 replies · 3,493+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 1/1/05 | Unknown
    SAN FRANCISCO — The city that bucked state law and sanctioned gay marriage is now taking aim at the constitutional right to bear arms by proposing a ban in San Francisco on private ownership of all handguns. "When you get guns out of people's homes and off the streets, it means that that gun is not going to be used in a shooting that kills someone, whether a murder or an accidental shooting," said Chris Daly, supervisor of San Francisco.