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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 · 49 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...
  • 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...
  • Stop the UN Gun Ban

    05/09/2006 5:46:53 PM PDT · by kerryusama04 · 136 replies · 3,104+ views
    stopungunban.org ^ | 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
    News.com.au ^ | 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
    Officer.com ^ | 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
    self
    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.
  • Calling All Gun Nuts – Please Help Identify This Antique Pistol.

    12/23/2004 9:03:18 PM PST · by Jaysun · 80 replies · 5,439+ views
    Jaysun (vanity) | 12/23/2004 | Jaysun
    Any help that you guys can provide in identifying this little revolver would be greatly appreciated. I can provide additional pictures if anyone feels that may be helpful. Here’s what we know about the gun: My uncle found this gun in the wall of a house that was being torn down in Waco, Texas. The house was believed to be about 50 years old at the time, which makes the pistol around 100 years old (assuming it was placed there when the house was built). Other than that, I have no other history on the gun. It’s a 7 shot...
  • Laura Ingraham auctioning Sigs!

    12/21/2004 7:22:09 AM PST · by rabidralph · 78 replies · 3,616+ views
    The Laura Ingraham Show ^ | 12/21/2004 | Me
    I was listening lightly and I heard her say 9mm Sig-Sauer and auction on her show. Auction starts around 10:40 AM, EST, today. Call into her show to bid. Money benefits children of fallen military members, I think that's what she said. The show's number is 800-876-4123. Listen live at ksky.com
  • Pistol range seeks expansion

    12/14/2004 7:17:35 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 14 replies · 710+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-14-04 | Nancy Ngo
    Burnsville Pistol Range owner Roger Hird is fired up about the possibility of doubling the size of his business. Because of homeland security issues and a growing number of Minnesota gun permit holders in recent years, he and other shooting-range owners are seeing an increased demand for their facilities by law enforcement and community members alike. As a result, Hird wants to expand the size of his indoor facility to include six rifle lanes in addition to the existing 12 available for pistol shooting. The $600,000 project also would expand a classroom to accommodate groups of 30 people rather than...
  • Whittaker Arrested Again [Lottery Winner]

    12/01/2004 11:41:07 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 29 replies · 1,227+ views
    WOWK / AP ^ | 12/01/04
    Story Photo FIRST ON 13 NEWS: Powerball Millionaire Faces 2nd DUI Charge This Year; Also Accused of Carrying a Weapon Without a License Record Powerball jackpot winner Jack Whittaker spent Tuesday night in jail after being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and carrying a dangerous weapon without a license. 13 News was the first to report the latest arrest of the 57-year-old Scott Depot man. Whittaker also was charged with failure to maintain control of his vehicle and failure to submit to a Breathalyzer test after he wrecked his Hummer on the West Virginia Turnpike. The accident...
  • W. Va. Powerball Winner Charged With DUI

    12/01/2004 3:45:32 PM PST · by decimon · 59 replies · 1,921+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Dec. 1, 2004 | JENNIFER BUNDY
    By JENNIFER BUNDY, Associated Press Writer CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A man who won a record $315 million in the Powerball lottery was taken to jail on charges of drunken driving and carrying a pistol, authorities said. Jack Whittaker, 57, was arrested Tuesday night after his Hummer struck a concrete median on the West Virginia Turnpike near Beckley. Senior Trooper M.J. Pinardo reported that he smelled alcohol but Whittaker refused sobriety tests and was "extremely belligerent." Troopers also said they found a small pistol in Whittaker's boot and he was carrying $117,000 in cash. Whittaker, who was alone, complained of back...
  • Driver Tells Troopers of Terror Plans

    07/27/2004 6:19:21 PM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 53 replies · 3,462+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS/ Las Vegas Sun ^ | 27 July 2004 | LESLIE PARRILLA
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A driver stopped on an Iowa highway this month was found with flight-training manuals, Arabic documents and night-vision goggles, and he told troopers he knew of terrorist plans to shoot up trains in San Diego, according to court papers. Michael Wagner, 44, of San Diego, said he had knowledge of terrorist activities and people and groups tied to al-Qaida and the Taliban. Wagner also said that he knew about things in the Muslim communities in San Diego that would interest federal authorities.
  • D.C. Gun Ban Repeal in Limbo for Now

    11/12/2004 7:51:46 PM PST · by Narf · 10 replies · 907+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12 NOV 04 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    Washington, D.C. homeowners shouldn’t expect to lock and load anytime soon as an effort to repeal a nearly 30-year ban on handgun ownership (search) in the district has hit a snag despite Republican gains in the U.S. Senate that might draw more gun-friendly lawmakers to Capitol Hill. "It still has an improved chance," said Dan Whiting, spokesman for Republican Sen. Larry Craig (search) of Idaho, who had co-sponsored legislation to repeal the gun ban and had hoped to attach the measure to the 2005 D.C appropriations bill. But opponents of the gun ban say D.C. residents are wary of turning...
  • AW Ban is dead! Now let's turn recover MORE of our RKBA!

    09/12/2004 10:51:05 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 34 replies · 924+ views
    Myself, with help from "Thomas". | 9/12/04 | Richard Brengman
    Here are the bills we need to push hard in the next session of congress! H.R. 153 covers most of the worst abuses of our RKBA, but some of the others certainly need our support as well. There were several other good bills introduced in this session, but ALL of them die in committee this week. I got these of the "Thomas" site, it only took a couple of minutes. Let's put the whole idea of "gun control" into the history books! ------------------------------------------------- Second Amendment Protection Act of 2003 (Introduced in House) HR 153 IH 108th CONGRESS 1st Session H....
  • Will there be another Terrorist attack?

    08/28/2004 10:13:21 PM PDT · by RabbiMermelstein · 20 replies · 2,126+ views
    GunOwnersAlliance.com ^ | 28 August 2004 | Rabbi R. Mermelstein
    This alert is located at: http://www.gunownersalliance.com/OpShiloh-01.htm To freedom lovers everywhere, All those who believe that new terrorist acts similar to 9/11 won't touch them should delete this e-mail. That which I have to say does not apply to you, and I don't want to waste your time. Those of you still reading this know that most recently we have seen how militant radical Islamists swayed the elections in Spain using terror attacks on civilian train commuters. It worked. Spain elected a socialist president that promised to distance himself from America in our fight against terrorism. Never mind 9/11! Earlier in...
  • 99% Recovery of Previous "Ask the Rabbi" Articles by R. Mermelstein!

    08/13/2004 10:38:17 AM PDT · by RabbiMermelstein · 15 replies · 893+ views
    GunOwnersAlliance.com ^ | 13 August 2003 | Rabbi R. Mermelstein
    PLEASE FORWARD THIS ALERT TO YOUR CONTACTS IMMEDIATELY! DO NOT LET THIS ALERT DIE! PASS IT ON! GUN OWNERS ALLIANCE ALERT! Chris W. Stark - Director P.O. Box 16441 Colorado Springs, CO, 80935-6441 Office: 1-719-391-0943 http://www.GunOwnersAlliance.com Director@GunOwnersAlliance.com 13 August 2004 99% Recovery of Previous "Ask the Rabbi" Articles by R. Mermelstein! You are receiving this message because you requested our alerts. Subscribe/UnSubscribe instructions near the bottom of the alert. Copyright © 2004 by Gun Owners Alliance. Republication permitted only if this e-mail alert is left intact in its original state. This alert is located at: http://www.gunownersalliance.com/Mermelstein-Good_Ending-01.htm Good news to all!...
  • Keep Quiet or Walk Out - by Rabbi R. Mermelstein

    07/16/2004 8:21:21 AM PDT · by GunOwnersAlliance · 1 replies · 852+ views
    http://www.GunOwnersAlliance.com ^ | 16 July 2004 | Rabbi R. Mermelstein
    PLEASE FORWARD THIS ALERT TO YOUR FRIENDS AND ENEMIES ALIKE! DO NOT LET THIS ALERT DIE. PASS IT ON! GUN OWNERS ALLIANCE !!ALERT!! Chris W. Stark - Director P.O. Box 16441 Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80935-6441 Ph. 1-719-391-0943 http://www.GunOwnersAlliance.com e-mail: Director@GunOwnersAlliance.com 16 July 2004 Keep Quiet or Walk Out - by Rabbi R. Mermelstein (Subscribe/UnSubscribe instructions at the bottom of this alert) Copyright © 2004 by Rabbi R. Mermelstein. Republication permitted ONLY if this e-mail alert is left intact in its original state. If you have not heard the good news of late, Rabbi R. Mermelstein has agreed to answer a...
  • "ASK THE RABBI" by R. Mermelstein IS BACK!!!

    06/27/2004 8:47:22 PM PDT · by GunOwnersAlliance · 18 replies · 1,036+ views
    Gun Owners Alliance ^ | 27 June 2004 | Rabbi R. Mermelstein
    -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- PLEASE FORWARD THIS ALERT TO YOUR FRIENDS AND ENEMIES ALIKE! DO NOT LET THIS ALERT DIE - PASS IT ON! GUN OWNERS ALLIANCE !!ALERT!! Chris W. Stark - Director P.O. Box 16441 Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80935-6441 Ph. 1-719-391-0943 http://www.GunOwnersAlliance.com e-mail: Director@GunOwnersAlliance.com 27 June 2004 ++++++++++++++++++ "ASK THE RABBI" by R. Mermelstein IS BACK!!! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (Subscribe/UnSubscribe instructions at the bottom of this alert) ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Copyright © 2004 by R. Mermelstein and Gun Owners Alliance. Republication permitted ONLY if this e-mail alert is left intact in its original state. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Dear RKBA Friends and supporters, We Welcome an...
  • U.S. House passes "cops-only" national conceal carry law

    06/24/2004 10:19:15 AM PDT · by Mini-14 · 45 replies · 2,461+ views
    U.S. Congressional website ^ | June 23, 2004 | Rep Cunningham, Randy (Duke)
    There are 2 other versions of this bill.   GPO's PDF Display Congressional Record References Bill Summary & Status Printer Friendly Display - 8,332 bytes.[Help] Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (Engrossed as Agreed to or Passed by House) 108th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 218AN ACTTo amend title 18, United States Code, to exempt qualified current and former law enforcement officers from State laws prohibiting the carrying of concealed handguns. HR 218 EH 108th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 218 AN ACT To amend title 18, United States Code, to exempt qualified current and former law enforcement officers...
  • Bush Keeps Saddam's Pistol as Souvenir

    05/30/2004 9:16:04 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 87 replies · 361+ views
    aolnews.com ^ | 5 29 04 | MATTHEW COOPER
    May 30) -- When Saddam Hussein was rousted from his spider hole in Dawr, a town near Tikrit, by U.S. soldiers last December, Iraq's fallen dictator was clutching a pistol. He is now in detention at an undisclosed location, being questioned by American authorities and awaiting charges for war atrocities and crimes against humanity. But what ever happened to the pistol? The sidearm has made its way to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Sources say that the military had the pistol mounted after the soldiers seized it from Saddam and that it was then presented to the president privately by some of...
  • Gun Auction "Description of the Week"

    05/22/2004 3:55:46 PM PDT · by BattleFlag · 22 replies · 368+ views
    GunBroker.com | 5/17/2004 | BattleFlag
    And the winner is.... HK USP .45 in excellent (99%) condition. Variant 1 (decock only, no safety). Comes with hard case and two 10 round magazines. This pistol has lived in a safe its entire life and have been fired very little. No worn finish, holster wear, dents, dings, rust or scratches. This is a good as you can get without it being NIB. Winning bidder to pay actual shipping. I'm starting this with a low reserve and it's going for less than its book value. Good luck and thanks for bidding! Note: if you live in the following places,...
  • Second Amendment

    04/28/2004 3:09:14 PM PDT · by nevergore · 63 replies · 422+ views
    Vanity-self | 4/28/04 | NeverGore
    My 15 year old daughter is required to provide a report on an amendment in the US Constitution. She chose the Second Amendment. Her teacher is socially liberal and my daughter wants to have fun with this. We checked the NRA site which has great info on current events but little on the constitutional discussion at that day and discussions that have ensued since. A big "HELP!" to all Freepers who love the second amendment and can point us in the correct direction for research info. Thanks! NeverGore
  • 'BOLT'-ACTION PISTOL PUTS NYPD UNDER GUN

    03/31/2004 8:57:46 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 79 replies · 3,695+ views
    new york post ^ | 3 20 04 | PHILIP MESSING
    <p>March 20, 2004 -- The NYPD is warning cops to look out for an ingenious homemade gun that looks like a common bolt, but can fire a .22 caliber bullet, The Post has learned. Such a gun was recently taken from a Philadelphia iron worker by a Pennsylvania state park ranger.</p>
  • Right-To-Carry Bill Introduced in Illinois

    03/06/2004 1:05:04 PM PST · by Mini-14 · 14 replies · 905+ views
    Illinois State Legislature ^ | February 6. 2004 | Senator John Jones
     Bill Status of SB3132  93rd General AssemblyFull Text  Votes  View All Actions  Printer-Friendly VersionShort Description:  FIREARMS-CONCEALED-PERMITS Senate SponsorsSen. John O. Jones Last Action Date Chamber  Action   2/6/2004 Senate Referred to Rules Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance New Act 430 ILCS 65/13.1 from Ch. 38, par. 83-13.1 720 ILCS 5/24-2 from Ch. 38, par. 24-2 Synopsis As IntroducedCreates the Family and Personal Protection Act.  Establishes statewide uniform standards for the issuance of permits to carry concealed firearms in this State.  Vests in the Department of State Police, the authority to issue concealed firearms permits to qualified applicants.  Requires an applicant to complete a training...
  • Smart Guns / Foolish Legislators--The Assault Weapons Ban May Be Bush's Undoing

    02/27/2004 12:53:14 AM PST · by backhoe · 74 replies · 912+ views
    various FR links | 02-17-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1086334/posts Smart Guns / Foolish LegislatorsIndependence Institute ^ | 2001 | C.Leonardatos, P.Blackman, D.Kopel     The Essential "End the AW Ban" Contact List & Sample Letter Thread! ( 1 2 3 )   Request for CSPAN Junkies ( 1 2 3 4 ... Last page )     Here's a little ammo for those writing letters-The Second Amendment - Commentaries     Anti-Gun Groups Targeting Senate Today   Key Fight In AWB Renewal THIS WEEK     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1086172/posts Democrats encouraged by Senate approval of amendment requiring handgun safety locksmLive ^ | 2/26/04 | Associated Press     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1086124/posts **...
  • Serious Threat To NY Pistol Permits [More Than A Fee]

    01/29/2004 9:44:30 AM PST · by MikeJ · 8 replies · 302+ views
    The Ithaca Journal ^ | 1/29/04 | DAVE HENDERSON
    If you are a handgun owner in New York, you've already been put through the wringer just qualifying for your permit. And it's a good bet that your hackles will really be up when you hear about the new fee schedule included in Gov. Pataki's Budget Bill. The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association warns that the state, as part of the executive budget, is attempting to legislate a $100 fee (and others) and expiration date on pistol licenses. The bill would amend Section 400.00 of the Penal Law to impose a $100 state licensing fee on new and...
  • Very well concealed [Newspaper Threatens to Publish Concealed Carry Permit Holders' Names and Info!]

    01/12/2004 1:50:57 PM PST · by TastyManatees · 112 replies · 476+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 1/8/04 | Douglas Clifton
    Very well concealed One of the longest and most contentious legislative debates in recent Ohio his tory has ended. Within the next 10 days, Ohioans can expect to be granted the right to secretly carry guns in public. This represents social progress only to those who hunger to carry a weapon whenever they step outside of their homes, or those fatigued by an inane debate that has stalled action on far more important concerns. From Our Advertiser The measure authorizing concealed carry was sent Wednesday to Gov. Bob Taft, who promptly indicated that he would sign it. The law will...
  • Greater Nevada Credit Union to ban CCW & Open Carry firearms, but only for "civilians"!

    10/08/2003 8:28:08 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 23 replies · 1,234+ views
    Self | 10/8/03 | Richard Brengman
    Greater Nevada Credit Union today made it clear that the liberals are making an effort to gain "PC" control of some Nevada financial institutions. I have been a member for several years, and have carried concealed, and occasionally openly, all that time. Of late I have noticed a dramatic increase in the number of "Undesirable" type "persons" (to use the most polite phrase possible) frequenting our small town, too many of whom seem to have nothing to do all day but hang around shopping centers and financial institutions. Burglary, Robbery, Vandalism, and bust for hard drugs are all on the...
  • Need advice on concealed carry handgun

    09/22/2003 7:44:24 PM PDT · by ChuckHam · 71 replies · 1,201+ views
    Me
    Okay, I'm going to take the plunge and get a handgun for concealed carry. I want a weapon with good knockdown power, I'm thinking .40 SW or .45. It needs to have a small frame since I live in San Antonio and the weather is warm most of the year so I won't be wearing heavy clothes. I also want single/double action. I'd also like advice on a holster as well. Weapon must be reliable and able to fire hollow point ammo without jamming. Thanks in advance for the help.
  • ATF homes in on gun offenses in South Carolina

    09/02/2003 2:07:02 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 30 replies · 912+ views
    The State ^ | Sep 02, 2003 | LAUREN MARKOE
    Agents in S.C. refer more cases to U.S. attorney's office. Federal agents are cracking down on gun offenders in South Carolina, sending hundreds of cases to federal prosecutors each year -- up from a few dozen five years ago. And those cases -- handled by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives -- are resulting in convictions: 116 in 2002, compared with half that in 1998. "We are targeting the worst of the worst," said Strom Thurmond Jr., the U.S. attorney for South Carolina. "When someone with multiple violent convictions is sentenced to a substantial amount of time...
  • Gun Control - Socialism

    08/19/2003 4:34:00 AM PDT · by armed-citizens.com · 14 replies · 237+ views
    armed-citizens.com | 08/19/2003 | TOPowell
    Is it me or are there too many bad laws? I suppose this depends on your definition of bad laws. Are abuse of laws becoming more prevalent? Is this a movement toward Socialism? How does this relate to gun control. Socialism is defined as "any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods". (http://www.m-w.com/) So, there you have it, gun control is socialistic. Gun control advocates desire to have government control over your rights of gun ownership and the right to defend yourself. This is demonstrated...
  • First Amendment Victory In Suit Against School Board

    05/20/2003 6:31:04 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 27 replies · 407+ views
    For Immediate Release: May 20, 2003 Contact: Nancy Ross (917) 974-1919 FIRST AMENDMENT VICTORY IN SUIT AGAINST SCHOOL BOARD In a significant victory for the First Amendment, a lawsuit against the Montclair, N.J. Board of Education (School Board) brought by the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC) was resolved in a court-ordered settlement. The School Board acknowledged that it violated its own policies by distributing a flyer supporting anti-Second Amendment legislation, while refusing to distribute a flyer opposing the legislation. The case began in June 2000, when the School Board distributed a flyer sent home in the...
  • Preaching for God and guns

    04/04/2003 7:53:34 PM PST · by Nick The Freeper · 9 replies · 235+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 3, 2003 | James L. Pate
    <p>Black ministers practicing politics from the pulpit are nothing new. Since the genesis of the modern civil rights movement a half-century ago, no group has had more influence on the politics of rank-and-file black voters than their clergy.</p> <p>But seldom have black preachers mixed Bible readings, political debate and target practice.</p>
  • Police: Man shot trying to vandalize vehicle

    03/08/2003 1:50:07 AM PST · by kerosene · 15 replies · 233+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | March 07, 2003 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    RENO -- A man was recovering at a Reno hospital after being shot by a woman as he is alleged to have tried to vandalize her vehicle. Police said the woman had dropped off two children at a clinic and day-care center Wednesday and was returning to her van when she saw the man vandalizing the vehicle. The center is operated by the University of Nevada, Reno. "He was vandalizing her vehicle," said UNR police Lt. Marc Conley. "He approached her. He was advancing toward her, and she shot him." The man was reported in stable condition in the intensive...
  • No Butcher Knife Photo Available? Just Go With That Big Gun Picture.

    03/05/2003 4:27:41 AM PST · by Buckwheats · 2 replies · 258+ views
    3/5/03 | Me
    I was watching my local news early this morning when a large photo of a SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL appeared on the screen with the word 'ROBBERY' printed along side. The picture then cut to a photo of the perp standing at a convenience store counter as the announcerette read "The suspect waited until all customers were out of the store before brandishing a ... BUTCHER KNIFE"??? LOL. "You just stare at the tube, we'll decide."
  • Your Thoughts on a Browning Buck Mark .22 Cal. Micro (Vanity)

    02/08/2003 3:54:51 PM PST · by Ches · 64 replies · 1,852+ views
    Ches | 2/8/03 | Ches
    I have been trying to get Mrs. Ches to learn the basics of pistol shooting as a skill. I would like her to be prepared in the event that the proverbial $h!t hits the fan. Mrs. Ches is not opposed to guns in any way. She does, however, appear to be gunshy when shooting, usually opting not to shoot at all. This might be because my arsenal has too many big boomers.Today I picked up a used, but never fired, Browning Buck Mark .22 Caliber Micro Standard SE molded composite target 4" bull at a price I could not refuse.I...