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  • Supreme Court turns away challenge to Connecticut ban on many semiautomatic weapons

    06/21/2016 5:35:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 20, 2016 | Adam Liptak
    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a Connecticut law banning many semiautomatic rifles. The law, enacted in 2013 following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., made it a crime to sell or possess the firearms, which critics call assault weapons. The decision not to hear the case, not long after the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., does not set a Supreme Court precedent. But it is part of a trend in which the justices have given at least tacit approval to broad gun-control laws in states and localities...
  • Judge rules Newtown families' lawsuit against gun maker can go forward

    04/15/2016 5:52:01 AM PDT · by blueyon · 33 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 4/15/16 | AP???
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A lawsuit can go forward against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, a judge ruled Thursday. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis said that a 2005 federal law protecting gun-makers from lawsuits does not prevent lawyers for the victims' families from arguing that the semi-automatic rifle is a military weapon and should not have been sold to civilians.
  • Police charity raffling semiautomatic rifle, pistol

    08/20/2014 9:19:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 20, 2014 | Teri Sforza
    Perhaps the most important thing to know is this: It’s perfectly legal for a police charity to raffle off a semiautomatic rifle and a semiautomatic pistol. Whether it’s entirely appropriate, however, may be another story. Several deputy sheriffs’ associations – including those in Orange County and San Diego – sold tickets for the rifle raffle on behalf of another organization (one ticket for $5, five tickets for $20). The grand prize: An AR-15 rifle which, in some incarnations in years past, fell under the federal assault weapons ban, and was on the failed 2013 Assault Weapons Ban’s no-no list.
  • PA Hunters Don’t Support Bill To Legalize Semi-Automatic Rifles For Hunting

    06/23/2014 9:27:51 AM PDT · by holymoly · 63 replies
    OpposingViews ^ | June 23, 2014 | Sarah Fruchtnicht
    A Pennsylvania bill that would legalize AR-15 style semi-automatic rifles for hunting is being criticized by hunters themselves. The bill proposed in 2013 by Republican Rep. Rick Saccone claims that rapid follow-up shots will increase the odds of harvesting game. Saccone says only two states have banned their use and that there is nothing “frightening or extreme in this proposal.” A deer hunter of 54 years who wrote an op-ed for says the proposal will make hunting unsafe and unethical. “Marksmanship is the essence of an ethical deer hunt. Spraying 11 shots at a deer (or group of deer)...
  • U.S. Agrees To U.N. Global Gun Control

    04/04/2013 3:37:18 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 64 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 4, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Global Gun Control: Despite a prior Senate rebuff, President Obama will likely sign and push a treaty embraced by the world's oppressors and thugs who fear armed citizens. The treaty's prior rejection by the Senate 53-46 in a nonbinding test vote as part of the budget debate in a body where a two-thirds vote to ratify is required would seem to doom the United Nations pact endorsed by the Obama administration. However, the president will likely sign it and, as is his custom these days, try to enforce key provisions by stealth, executive order and by "common-sense" regulations and restrictions....
  • There's no reason to ban 'assault' rifles

    01/16/2013 8:07:06 AM PST · by forty_years · 12 replies
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | January 16, 2013 | netWMD Staff
    ... For the purpose of this article, we'll focus on AR-15s since it is what CBS calls "the most popular rifle in America" and one often designated an "assault" rifle. An AR-15 is the civilian equivalent to the military's M-16. So what's the difference? Kelly Alwood, a firearms trainer and consultant, told TheBlaze the only difference is that one [the military AR-15] is fully automatic and the other is semi-automatic [the civilian AR-15]. It's a small yet simultaneously big distinction. Firearms for use by the military are able to shoot continuously with one pull of the trigger, machine-gun style....
  • Your Grandpa’s “Assault Weapons”: What will a semi-automatic ban mean to collector firearms?

    01/15/2013 9:36:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 15 January, 2013 | Chris Eger
    With both the ‘old’ 1994 Assault Weapon’s Ban (AWB) and the looming specter of a new one for 2013, there are several unlikely firearms out there that are caught up in the flakiness of this type of legislation. Many of these are arms that were perfectly legal when they were designed and sold mail order to your grandfathers. Today, if these heirlooms are in your gun rack, pending actions by Washington could mean they are now unforeseen targets. John Browning’s Model 8 In 1900, John Moses Browning invented a long recoil-operated semi-automatic rifle that uses a rotating bolt. Chambered for...
  • Why I Need a Multi-Round Magazine

    01/03/2013 5:46:39 AM PST · by xzins · 24 replies
    Bloggers and Personal | 3 Jan 13 | Xzins
    How many times can a person hear a stupid comment before turning off the tube? Apparently, it's thousands, because I've not blown up the large screen yet, and I'm still hear dumb comments like, "Why on earth does anyone need a magazine that will enable them to shoot more than a few rounds?" Have you heard that one? How about, "What reason is there for anyone to need an assault weapon?" Let's take them in order. We'll talk real slow for the uninformed among the glitterati set. (It the world of set theory, that would be a set containing about...
  • Media myths on ‘assault weapons’ and ‘semiautomatic firearms’

    12/17/2012 6:08:49 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 17, 2012 | Timothy P. Carney
    If gun-control advocates and our media want to have a conversation about government restrictions on gun ownership, I think that’s fine. Debating more issues, rather than fewer, is probably good for our politics. But the conversation about guns needs to be a bit more factually precise. Today’s New York Times story on the AR-15 has a lot of good information and aims to be balanced, but the story still manages to perpetuate many of the most stubborn myths about rifles. Some points I would like to make in response:
  • Perry Blasts New Federal Rules for Gun Dealers

    07/14/2011 8:41:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | July 13, 2011 | Chris Hooks
    Gov. Rick Perry today lambasted new Department of Justice reporting requirements for gun dealers in states on the U.S.-Mexico border, calling the new rules “misguided” and “constitutionally questionable.” The new requirement from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, announced Monday, means firearms dealers from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California will have to notify the federal government whenever an individual buys two or more semi-automatic rifles. Gun dealers are already required to notify the government of multiple handgun purchases. Mexican President Felipe Calderón has repeatedly claimed that 85 percent of the 100,000 guns seized in Mexico in the...
  • Cultists now in charge (Guns cost more lives than they save) BARF ALERT!

    01/27/2011 7:30:05 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 49 replies ^ | 27 JAN 10 | Gene Lyons
    Cultists now in charge Gene Lyons Some years ago, I reported on a self-defense/gun-safety class mainly for women at Rice University. There had been several forcible rapes on the Houston, Texas, campus. Students had armed themselves. The instructor was an Army ROTC officer. A Vietnam combat veteran, he found the prospect of undergraduates packing heat unsettling, but reasoned that if they were arming themselves anyway, some training was better than none. Unlike many entrepreneurs teaching concealed-carry classes from sea to shining sea, he urged students to leave their guns at home. He stressed that he couldn’t turn them into infantry...
  • Calderon And Daley Want Your Guns

    05/24/2010 4:56:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 780+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 24, 2010 | Investors Business Daily
    Gun Rights: Not happy with interfering in our internal affairs by savaging Arizona's new immigration law, the president of Mexico wants to shred our Second Amendment too. And the mayor of Chicago wants to help. There stood Mexican President Felipe Calderon before Congress, blaming America for the violence on his side of the border and, among other things, the guns that fuel the Mexican drug war that has claimed more than 23,000 Mexican lives since he took office in 2006. Rather than taking responsibility himself, he shoved the blame on America. It would all stop, he implied, if America would...
  • Police: Pedestrian Fires Machine Gun

    11/13/2006 9:12:51 PM PST · by james500 · 116 replies · 2,407+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | November 13, 2006, 11:38 PM EST | ?
    NEW YORK -- A man fired a machine gun into the air Monday as he walked along streets in a commercial area and was shot by police after he wouldn't drop the weapon, witnesses said. No other injuries were reported.
  • The myth of the easy machine gun

    05/21/2006 8:15:36 AM PDT · by SmithL · 100 replies · 3,413+ views
    The Star ^ | 5/21/6 | Michael Bowers
    A ban on assault rifles, pushed by the mayor of Chicago and our governor, is moldering in the state House Rules Committee. Lawmakers can take no action until they reconvene in October. And even then, there's little chance supporters can pick up the three additional votes they need to send the bill to the Senate. But like the villain at the end of a movie, the assault rifle ban never dies. It's just wounded, waiting to come back when you're not looking. So I thought I would look into the validity of its major argument. That is, this notion that...
  • (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?
  • The End of the Republican Party?

    09/24/2005 9:51:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 101 replies · 2,424+ views
    Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership ^ | September 23, 2005 | The Liberty Crew
    A storm is brewing. It has the potential to utterly destroy the Republican Party. For years, under both Democrat and Republican administrations, American citizens -- cornerstones of their communities -- have been falsely charged and railroaded into prisons. Their lives have been ruined. Their families have been shattered. It has all been because of accusations and sham trials that belong in Communist China, not the United States of America. We're talking about the decades of abuses committed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). We're talking about the _continuing_ abuses that are ruining innocent gun owners and...
  • Terrorism as an Excuse

    01/17/2005 3:04:41 AM PST · by .45MAN · 30 replies · 1,048+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 14, 2005 | John Lott Jr
    Terrorism as an Excuse Another CBS campaign. By John R. Lott Jr. Who could oppose laws preventing terrorists from getting guns? Obviously no one. But it would be nice if laws accomplished something more than simply making it more difficult for Americans to own guns. Ironically the day before CBS finally released its report on the 60 Minutes Memogate scandal, 60 Minutes was again stirring up fears about how terrorists would use 50-caliber rifles to attack Americans. Last year it was the semi-automatic assault-weapons ban before it expired. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D., N.Y.) claimed the ban was "the most...
  • S-47, the DeConcini gun bill passes the senate judiciary committee

    11/10/2004 11:25:20 PM PST · by Catholic and Conservative · 3 replies · 570+ views
    Shooting Industry ^ | Sept, 1989 | Jim Schneider
    [note: old news - 1989 - shows Specter character] S-747, The DeConcini Gun Bill Passes The Senate Judiciary Committee Are you getting the feeling these days that in the future you may have fewer types of firearms to sell? Recent events in Washington seem to indicate you are correct--and that the number of guns on the prohibited list may continue to grow. On July 7, the Bush Administration ordered that the temporary import suspension on 50 semiautomatic firearms be made permanent on 43 of the guns. Then 13 days later, the Senate Judiciary Committee surprised even most of its members...
  • Advice on Gun Purchase

    10/13/2004 12:14:09 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 452+ views
    myself | 10/13/2004 | Pyro7480
    I'm thinking about purchasing the WASR-10 version of the semi-automatic AKM. Does anyone have experience with this firearm, and any possible legal processes one has to go through to get one? How much does the ammo go for? Any other advice you could give me would be a great help!
  • Reject Renewal of Feinstein-Schumer Gun-Control Act

    08/20/2004 12:47:53 PM PDT · by Seadog Bytes · 13 replies · 496+ views
    The Federalist ^ | August 20, 2004 | Patriot Petitions
    The below arrived via email today. I thought more than a few of you might be interested in supporting our Constitution's Second Amendment... Here is an opportunity to make your voice heard. -----Original Message----- From: The Federalist [] Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004 12:13 Subject: Reject Renewal of Feinstein-Schumer Gun-Control Act (Please forward this time-sensitive notice to fellow American Patriots.) PatriotPetitions.US has launched a national campaign entreating our President, House of Representatives and Senate to reject legislation renewing the 1994 Clinton-Feinstein-Schumer Gun-Control Act schedule to sunset on 13 September 2004. Please read this brief description of the campaign and let...