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  • Army might have found its new rifle in Colorado Springs garage

    10/01/2018 12:25:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 99 replies
    Gazette ^ | Sep 30, 2018 | Tom Roeder
    The Army adopted its battle rifle in 1963 and has spent 55 years looking for a replacement for the M-16 and its variants. They might have found it in Martin Grier’s Colorado Springs garage. Grier, a self-described inventor who has worked at a local bed and breakfast, built the new “ribbon gun” with a hobbyist’s tools. It looks like a space-age toy drawn by a fifth-grader. But goofy origins and cartoon-looks aside, this could be the gun of the future. The Army is studying Grier’s gun and has ordered a military-grade prototype. ... The specifications are incredible, four 6 mm...
  • Oregon Walmart Violated Civil Rights When it Refused Sale of Rifle to 18-Year-Old

    09/02/2018 3:44:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In Oregon, a young woman has won a civil rights case against Walmart. A Walmart in Helena, Oregon refused to sell a rifle to young woman because she was not 21 years old. She sued Walmart and won under  the Oregon Civil Rights law on age discrimination.  From wweek.com: The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries found this week that a Walmart store in St. Helens violated the state's nondiscrimination laws when it refused to sell a rifle to a woman who was not yet 21 years old. Hannah Brumbles, 18, of Deer Island, Ore., filed a civil rights...
  • Woman, Armed with Marlin .22 rifle, Drives off Unwanted Visitor

    08/19/2018 6:03:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 71 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 9 August 2018, a Cheri Bentham was waiting for a package to be delivered at her semi-rural residence on Hoo Shoo Too road, next to the Amite River. It was afternoon and about 93 degrees in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A white man, about 5'6″ appeared at her door, and started to make some suggestive and alarming comments. He said he had been watching her house. From wbrz.com: Benham was busy trying to get her three small dogs back inside when she noticed the man was touching himself inappropriately outside his clothes. As his remarks became lewder, she ran...
  • Experts are still baffled by 132-year-old rifle found leaning against a tree in the Nevada

    07/20/2015 11:15:44 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/20/15 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    A 132-year-old rifle discovered on a remote rocky outcrop in the heart of the Grand Basin National Park in Nevada is still a mystery as researchers try to find more answers. The Winchester rifle, which was found unloaded in November, has been shipped to the Cody Firearms Museum in Wyoming where it is temporarily on display among 7,000 other guns. Museum workers said there are no records showing who owned the rifle and that its lifter was removed making it able to only fire a single shot at once, according to Fox News.
  • Mystery deepens: Who left 130-year-old rifle in NV desert?

    07/20/2015 11:02:11 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/18/15 | Matt Finn
    A 130-year-old rifle found in the Nevada desert last year is fully loaded with mystery—and some of the questions surrounding it might never be answered. The Winchester 1873 rifle was discovered in the Great Basin National Park leaning against a juniper tree in November. But the strange discovery has triggered more questions than answers.
  • 132-year-old rifle found leaning against tree in Nevada 'where it was left'

    01/16/2015 12:31:29 PM PST · by Phillyred · 57 replies
    It was a moment frozen in time – an 1873 Winchester repeating rifle propped up against the trunk of a juniper tree exactly where its owner had left it over a hundred years ago. Eva Jensen, an archaeologist out scouring the hillsides of Nevada’s arid Snake Mountains for Native American artefacts, let out an involuntary cry of surprise when she stumbled across the find, and then fell into silence. “I recognised it instantly, but it takes your brain a little while to catch up,” she told The Telegraph. “The reality of it, I let out an exclamation and the...
  • Double Barrel AR!! FIRST EVER

    07/01/2018 11:52:27 AM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | 22 Jun 2018 | Kirsten Joy Weiss
    First Release SHOOTING the NEW Double Barrel Gilboa Snake AR! It's wildly unique. Shooting it is an even wilder ride. There is NOTHING out there like this!
  • ICYMI: Boulder Just Banned Ownership of AR-15 Rifles

    06/05/2018 8:38:53 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4 Jun, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, this is no shocker. Bolstered by the Supreme Court’s inaction on answering the question concerning the constitutionality of assault weapons bans, slices of Blue America have taken it to its limits—and by limits I mean passing ordinances that are totally unconstitutional. In Deerfield, Illinois, the village has banned the ownership of AR-15 rifles and other firearms liberals find scary. Yet, it goes beyond that, because the definition of an assault weapon (yes, I know not a real term) is so broad. Essentially any firearm that uses a detachable magazine that holds more than ten rounds is a so-called assault...
  • Marines Working with the Army on 5.56mm Rifle Round Replacement

    04/12/2018 6:35:08 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 62 replies
    Military.com ^ | 11 Apr, 2018 | Matthew Cox
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- A senior Marine Corps official confirmed today that the service is lockstep with the Army's effort to search for a rifle round more potent than the current 5.56mm round. For months, senior Army officials have been telling Congress that the current 5.56mm Enhanced Performance Round is not potent enough to penetrate enemy body armor plates similar to U.S. military-issue rifle plates such as the Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert, or ESAPI. As a solution, the Army is experimenting with a plan to replace its M249 squad automatic weapon and M4 carbine with futuristic weapons that fire...
  • Visa Refuses to Cut Ties with Semi-Automatic Rifle Manufacturers

    03/10/2018 4:47:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Visa rejected calls to cut ties with semi-automatic rifle manufacturers by announcing it is not their job to “[set] restrictions on the sale of lawful goods and services.” Their announcement comes after an anti-Second Amendment campaign resulted in over dozen companies cutting ties with the NRA. It also follows a New York Times’ suggestion that Visa and Mastercard could circumvent Congress and restrict “assault weapon” sales by refusing business with “assault weapon” manufacturers and/or dealers. According to CBS San Francisco, Visa received a petition with 150,000 signatures, asking the credit card company to refuse to process purchases of “assault weapons.”
  • H.R.5087 - Assault Weapons Ban of 2018

    03/04/2018 1:54:53 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 45 replies
    www.congress.gov ^ | (Introduced 02/26/2018) | 115th congress
    Shown Here: Introduced in House (02/26/2018) 115th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5087 To regulate the importation, manufacture, possession, sale or transfer of assault weapons, and for other purposes.
  • The AR-15: 'America's rifle' or killer weapon?

    02/27/2018 8:09:30 AM PST · by Old Teufel Hunden · 53 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 2/27/2018 | BEN SCHMITT
    Anthony Ogline calls it America's rifle: the AR-15. “It's the most popular sporting arm that's ever been produced,” said Ogline, president of Verona Gun Safe, which sells an array of firearms. “A massive amount of these are out there and there's a reason for its popularity.” He's far from alone in declaring his love for the gun. Americans own 10 million AR-15 rifles, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Gun enthusiasts like that it's customizable with lots of accessories, easy to build, lightweight and easy to handle. Most gun manufacturers produce some version of an AR-15. “Honestly they are...
  • Update: Broward County Florida School Shooting – Multiple Victims – Marjory Stoneman Douglas High…

    02/14/2018 5:55:47 PM PST · by Enterprise · 36 replies
    According to law enforcement sources, the shooter, former student Nicolas de Jesus Cruz, is in custody. Helicopter footage shortly before 4 showed police frisking a handcuffed young man outside a squad car. Dressed in a maroon shirt and dark trousers, he was placed in the squad car as TV choppers filmed the scene. He gave no visible sign of being injured, but authorities have said Cruz was transported to Broward Health North. A teacher at the school told the Miami Herald that Cruz, 19, had been identified as a potential threat to fellow students in the past. “We were told...
  • 49ers' Reuben Foster faces domestic violence, assault weapon charges

    02/11/2018 11:20:47 PM PST · by Enterprise · 38 replies
    http://www.espn.com ^ | 2-11-18 | Nick Wagoner
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- For the second time in less than a month, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been arrested. The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police confirmed Sunday night that Foster was arrested earlier in the day on charges related to domestic violence, threats and possession of an assault weapon. Police responded to a disturbance call placed at approximately 9:15 a.m. Sunday at a Los Gatos residence. Upon arrival, officers spoke to Foster and the alleged victim. The result of the initial investigation was to arrest Foster, 23. Foster was then transported and booked at the Santa Clara County...
  • Henry .44-40 rifle. Remarkable design in its time.

    12/23/2017 3:25:37 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 56 replies
    The eyes of soldiers, notables and frontiersmen, posing with their sleek, efficient Henry repeating rifles in century-and-a-half-old photographs, typically reflect pride and confidence, and imply that the rifle’s users know they’re holding something special. Such feelings are understandable. The 16-shot Henry lever-action set the owner above the norm. It was truly one of the mechanical wonders of its era. During a time when most military and sporting arms were single-shots or cumbersome percussion repeaters, a gun that effortlessly spat out a rapid stream of bullets with only one charging of handy, self-contained cartridges was something to be admired and coveted....
  • The Rifles That Made America

    11/29/2017 7:39:12 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 28 Nov, 2017 | Matthew Moss
    Ever since the 13 colonies gathered enough gumption to form a union, U.S. soldiers have carried an evolving range of weapons, from flintlocks pistols to lever actions to assault rifles. The American soldier has fought many battles through the generations. The first line of defense has always been the rifle. The earliest European settlers brought matchlock muskets to American shores, but by the 18th century these had been replaced with flintlocks, which used flint to ignite gunpowder. These flintlocks armed the minutemen and the new Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. At the outbreak of the war, the Continental Army...
  • Cuban Girls Forced to Thank “Every Girl’s Boyfriend” Fidel

    11/28/2017 5:04:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 28, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: And you think there is sexual harassment in the United States, in the United States Congress and Hollywood, wait ’til you hear what they’re doing in Cuba. And of course Fauxcahontas. Can you believe this? I happen to love this. I am cracking up watching this. It is quintessential Trump. The only thing wrong with it is that it’s allowing the media to cover it and not stay focused on Al Franken and John Conyers and all the others, but still there’s a reason for it. It’s classic Trump. It’s quintessential Trump. The media still hasn’t figured it out...
  • Semi-Auto Rifles: Common for 100 Years: Mass Shooters, Not

    11/17/2017 4:32:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Opponents of an armed population often claim that semi-automatic rifles are a new phenomena in the United States. That is false. One of the first successful semi-automatic or self loading rifles was the Remington Model 8 above. It was patented in 1900 by John Moses Browning.Commercial production started in 1906. It was a successful design, used in the hunting fields, in law enforcement, and had limited usage in the U.S. military. The model 8 was modified a bit in 1936 and become the model 81, which was produced until 1950. You can see that some of the design features...
  • Texas Officials Credit Armed Citizen with Stopping Church Massacre

    11/06/2017 4:29:07 PM PST · by libstripper · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Nov. 6, 2017 | AWR Hawins
    During a November 6 press conference, officials credited an armed citizen with stopping the church massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The citizen who stopped the Texas church attack is described as a man who grabbed his AR-15 before he grabbed his shoes. (My emphasis) Witness Johnnie Langendorff said the good guy with the gun–identified as Stephen Willeford–ran out of his house without any shoes, holding his rifle determined to end the attack on the church.
  • For those who know, preferably by experience

    10/28/2017 4:52:46 AM PDT · by ExGeeEye · 16 replies
    My standard-issue brain | October 28, 2017 | ExGeeEye
    If you have an AR-type rifle with a standard flash suppressor on it, and you store it outside of a case as in a rack, and place a plastic dust cover over the flash suppressor, what happens if, in an emergent situation, you grab it, stick a mag in it, rack it and go "hunting", and (God forbid!) fire it, forgetting to remove the dust cap? Anything bad?