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  • SIG Sauer to shutter German weapons factory

    06/04/2020 10:02:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.04.2020 | ipj/rt (dpa, KNA)
    SIG Sauer, long the target of disarmament campaigners in Germany, announced Thursday it intended by year’s end to close its factory at Eckernförde near Kiel, capital of Germany’s northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein. It blamed “locational handicaps” hindering its diverse pistol and sports guns sales, claiming a “few other local producers” were preferred in government purchases for Germany’s police forces and Bundeswehr military. Public broadcaster NDR quoted manager Tim Castagne as saying the workers’ council at the Eckernförde site, established in 1951, had been briefed about some 125 job losses as well plans to fulfil purchase orders. ”Due to its international...
  • What a difference a day makes

    06/04/2020 9:10:17 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 4, 2020 | Myself
    Saturday, was a great day. With friends and family we celebrated my wife’s birthday. it was a delight to be amongst loved ones after 10 weeks of isolation. On Sunday, my wife and I were standing in line at a local gun shop to buy our first gun. What a difference a day makes. I never have been anti-gun. Dad owned a British Enfield, my brother and I tagged along when he went shooting. I had also kept a Browning Superposed for many years for a friend, who lost his way. It was a pleasure to return his father’s gun...
  • Gun-toting members of the Boogaloo movement are showing up at protests

    06/04/2020 5:14:04 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 83 replies
    CNN-LOL ^ | 4 June 2020 | Robert Kuznia, Drew Griffin and Curt Devine
    Benjamin Ryan Teeter was at his home in Hampstead, N.C., when the call to action came. It was an alert from the heart of the raging protests in Minneapolis, posted on an online forum by a fellow member of the Boogaloo movement, a loosely knit group of heavily armed, anti-government extremists. The "alert" was from a man who had a run-in with the Minneapolis police while on the frontline of the police-brutality protests set off by the death of George Floyd. "He caught mace to the face," said Teeter, and "put out a national notice to our network." After Teeter...
  • Armed ‘Patriots’ patrol Coeur d’Alene (Idaho)

    06/02/2020 11:32:32 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 54 replies
    Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | June 2, 2020 | Bill Buley
    Reports and rumors that groups bent on rioting and violence in Coeur d’Alene brought out men and women with guns on Monday determined to stop them if they arrive. Dan Carson was patrolling Sherman Avenue with an AR-12 automatic 12-gauge across his chest, an AR-15 strapped to his back, two 9mm handguns holstered and a .38 special, too. “I heard there are some people on the way who shouldn’t be here,” he said early Monday evening. Those people, he said, were Antifa and Proud Boys, militant far-left and far-right groups. Carson said he was in Spokane Sunday night helping protect...
  • Polk County FL Sheriff encourages criminals NOT to come into his County.

    06/01/2020 2:48:01 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 31 replies
    Fox 13 Tampa ^ | 06/01/20 | Twitter
    FLORIDA SHERIFF: "The people in Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns. — And if you try to break into their homes to steal, to set fires, I'm highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns."
  • 'We Weren't Goin' to Sit Back and Let It Happen': Italian Bakery Owners Welcome Cleveland Looters with an Impressive Arsenal

    05/31/2020 6:17:56 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 64 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 31 May 2020 | Paula Bolyard
    What began as a peaceful protest in Cleveland Saturday turned violent as the day progressed, prompting Mayor Frank Jackson to issue an 8 p.m. curfew and to request National Guard reinforcements to protect the city from rioters. Corbo’s, a tiny family-owned bakery in the city’s historic Playhouse Square district, took matters into their own hands, brandishing their firearms when rioters came calling. video captured by Rob Rash, rioters and looters can be seen approaching Corbo’s Bakery, taunting the owners and threatening them with iron rods and a large pylon with a heavy metal base. Three men stood in the doorway...
  • New Study Shows Riots Make America Conservative

    05/28/2020 10:23:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 30 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 21, 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    The recent spate of protests against police brutality have changed the way the left thinks about rioting. The old liberal idea, which distinguished between peaceful protests (good) and rioting (bad), has given way to a more radical analysis. “Riots work,” insists George Ciccariello-Maher in Salon. “But despite the obviousness of the point, an entire chorus of media, police, and self-appointed community leaders continue to try to convince us otherwise, hammering into our heads a narrative of a nonviolence that has never worked on its own, based on a mythical understanding of the Civil Rights Movement.” Vox’s German Lopez, while acknowledging...
  • Oklahoma Legislature Forbids “Red Flag” Laws, or Enforcement of Same

    05/28/2020 6:28:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 26 May, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    The Oklahoma legislature passed SB 1081 on 15 May, the last day of the legislative session.  It was one of the last bills passed in 2020 before the legislature adjourned. It appears to be the first anti-red flag law passed by any legislature. The legislature passed the bill, had it signed, enrolled, returned to the House, signed, returned to the Senate, and sent to the Governor, all on the same day.A legislature can act quickly, when there is sufficient will to do so. The anti-red flag bill was introduced in 2019, by Senator Nathan Dahm. Dahm wrote an op-ed, published...
  • Hillary Clinton: 'Domestic terrorism' by armed men protesting Mich. shutdown 'cannot be tolerated'

    05/16/2020 3:17:08 AM PDT · by kevcol · 109 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 15, 2020 | Douglas Ernst
    Hillary Clinton says “domestic terrorism” has come to America via armed and angry quarantine protesters in Michigan. The former secretary of state blasted citizens who showed up outside the state’s capital building this week to protest Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of roughly 87,000 Americans nationwide. “Armed men storming a legislature to disrupt its democratic proceedings is domestic terrorism,” Mrs. Clinton wrote. “It cannot be tolerated.”
  • NSSF Warns of Pandemic Side-Effect: Hunting Fever

    05/19/2020 8:04:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Ammoland Inc ^ | May 13, 2020 | Mark Oliva
    The lockdowns to prevent the spread of coronavirus seem to be having some beneficial, if not unintended, side effects. More people are getting into the woods and finding out nature provides. There’s evidence that more people are turning to hunt to put meat in the freezer, largely driven by concerns over protein shortages at the local grocery store. Hunting license sales are up. States are taking innovative approaches to help get new hunters into the woods and people are committing themselves to provide for their own needs to weather future events. There’s a role for experienced hunters to play, too....
  • Chuck Schumer: We Can't Let Protestors with 'Automatic Weapons' Determine Re-Opening Policies

    05/15/2020 3:05:44 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 72 replies
    my Twitter feed ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chuck Schumer: We can't let protestors with "automatic weapons" determine our re-opening policies.--------------- Well, Chuck, we can't let firearm policies be set by senators as ignorant as you about firearms! Can gun control advocates like Schumer truly be this ignorant? No matter how many times they are corrected about the difference between semi-automatics and automatics, they continue making stupid statements like this.
  • Gun shops flouted state closure orders in April as industry notched another big month

    05/14/2020 11:44:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    USATODAY | May 14, 2020 | Champe Barton and Daniel Nass, The Trace, and Kevin JohnsonUSA TODAY
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  • Armed militia helped a Michigan barbershop open, a coronavirus defiance that puts Republican lawmakers in a bind

    05/13/2020 5:35:00 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 35 replies
    Washinton Compost ^ | May 12, 2020 | Moriah Balingit
    OWOSSO, Mich. —Armed members of the Michigan Home Guard stood outside Karl Manke's barber shop, ready to blockade the door if police arrived. They were determined to help Manke, 77, reopen his shop Monday, in defiance of state orders, and dozens joined them, wearing Trump sweatshirts and Trump cowboy hats and waving Trump flags. They gathered not because they desperately needed haircuts but to rail against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s approach to fighting the coronavirus outbreak in Michigan, one of the nation’s worst hot spots. They were channeling President Trump’s support of such protests, but some also were taking aim...
  • Americans growing numb to NRA’s constant drumbeat of fearmongering (barf alert)

    05/13/2020 5:19:58 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 24 replies
    Las Vegass Sun ^ | 13 may 2020
    eave it to the National Rifle Association to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic for its own gain. But that’s what the NRA has been doing in recent months — fearmongering over the crisis to drive up gun sales and try to broaden its membership base. On social media and internet videos, the NRA paints a dystopian picture in which social order has spun apart and guns are the only means of assuring survival. Think “Mad Max” except with people fighting over food instead of fossil fuels. The organization also is propagating the usual tinfoil-hat claims about government takeovers, suspension of Second...
  • Michigan official says ANY protester holding a firearm should be arrested at tomorrow's stay-at-home rally set for the Capitol after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer received death threats

    05/12/2020 8:52:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 88 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 23:38 EDT, 12 May 2020 | James Gordon
    Protestors in Michigan planning to rally at the state Capitol on Thursday are being warned that if they bring firearms to the event they will be arrested. The warnings come after several members of the groups planning on attending the rally called for the assassination of Governor Gretchen Whitmer which saw one man writing: “Can we please just take up a collection for an assassin to put that woman from Michigan down.” On Monday, Whitmer said she respected people’s rights to protest but was becoming “increasingly concerned about the violent nature of the comments being made” and the “extreme rhetoric...
  • Massachusetts must allow gun stores to reopen despite pandemic, judge rules

    05/07/2020 3:14:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 7, 2020 | Nate Raymond
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered Massachusetts authorities to allow gun shops to reopen after the governor deemed them non-essential businesses that needed to close to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock in Boston ruled that the restrictions ordered by Republican Governor Charlie Baker in response to the pandemic imposed an “improper burden” on the constitutional rights of citizens seeking to possess firearms. Baker imposed the restrictions through executive orders issued beginning in mid-March that, like those adopted in other states, forced the closure of an array of brick-and-mortar businesses in response to the...
  • Pittsburgh appeals judge’s rejection of firearm restrictions

    05/04/2020 5:24:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 05 04 2020
    Attorneys for the city of Pittsburgh are asking a state court to overturn a judge’s order striking down firearm restrictions approved after a 2018 mass shooting at a synagogue. The three ordinances were approved in April 2019 following the October 2018 mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue that killed 11 worshippers. Gun rights advocates fought the ordinances, and a judge struck down the measures in October, saying Pennsylvania law forbids municipalities from regulating firearms and the ordinances were “void and unenforceable.” City lawyers argue in briefs filed late last week that neither lawmakers nor the state’s highest court...
  • Trudeau Liberals declare war on Canada’s law-abiding gun community

    05/03/2020 2:32:03 PM PDT · by Joe Brower · 26 replies
    Canadian Shooting Sports Association ^ | 5/2/2020 | Tony Bernardo
    Trudeau Liberals declare war on Canada’s law-abiding gun community FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2, 2020 Oshawa, ON – On Friday, May 1, 2020, the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau launched an unwarranted attack against our community. With the stroke of a pen, 1500 guns were instantly banned. No reasons were given other than Trudeau’s usual warm and fuzzy platitudes and virtue signalling on a subject he knows absolutely nothing about. While this is hardly a new role for him, the evil minions that do his bidding even went so far as to disable the Firearms Reference Tables for an entire...
  • Judge tosses California law requiring background checks for ammunition

    04/24/2020 2:36:37 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/23/2020 | Nick Givas
    A federal judge blocked a California gun law on Thursday that required people to undergo a background check before purchasing ammunition. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego called the regulations "onerous and convoluted," adding that they violate a citizen's Second Amendment rights, the Associated Press reported. Benitez ruled in favor of the California Rifle & Pistol Association, which had asked him to halt the background checks with a preliminary injunction. "The experiment has been tried. The casualties have been counted. California's new ammunition background check law misfires and the Second Amendment rights of California citizens have been gravely...
  • Biden Would Shut Down Gun Stores Amid Pandemic, Surrogate Says

    04/22/2020 9:10:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 22, 2020 | Stephen Gutowski and Graham Piro
    Guttenberg told the audience at a virtual town hall Monday that Trump was killing Americans by allowing gun stores to remain open, pointing to federal guidelines that labeled gun businesses "essential." . . . "You have crowds showing up around these gun stores not only spreading coronavirus, but they're buying weapons, or they're buying ammunition," he said. "And many of them are prohibited purchasers of weapons, or they already have the weapon, and now they're running out and buying the ammunition to use it."