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  • 12 Gauge Shotgun Shells - Slug it out

    08/20/2016 12:44:29 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/20/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Modern 12-gauge Shotgun Slugs Can Be An Excellent Choice For Self-Defense Distances And Beyond Shotguns are a perennial home defense favorite. They are generally inexpensive, very common and perceived as being simple to operate. Nearly every gun-owning household has at least one smoothbore. But, since research and anecdotal evidence point towards the relative ineffectiveness of birdshot against large intruders, buckshot is typically used to deliver multiple simultaneous impacts while adding some margin for aiming error. Buckshot, from .35 caliber 000 to .24 caliber No. 4, works fairly well on opponents up close and in the open, but doesnÂ’t penetrate cover...
  • Shotguns to be removed from Chicago Police

    07/14/2016 3:10:43 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Thursday, July 14, 2016 Bye Bye Shotguns? An interesting missive out of the Chief of Patrol's Office this week: Commencing the week of 18 July 2016 through 22 July 2016, there will be a District shotgun and ammunition turn-in. The purpose of this weapon turn-in is to collect the shotguns, reconcile the inventory and later repurpose the weapons if necessary. [emphasis added - SCC] There's an attached matrix for every district and unit to bring the shotguns in - and the Districts may not get them back. One of the more versatile weapons in the Department inventory is being removed...
  • Shotgun, nearly 200 rounds of ammunition recovered at Holland Tunnel: police

    04/10/2016 1:48:10 PM PDT · by arl295 · 96 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | 4/10/2016 | Caitlin Mota
    JERSEY CITY -- A traffic stop near the Holland Tunnel yesterday evening lead to the recovery of a shotgun and nearly 200 rounds of ammunition, a police spokesman said. At about 6:30 p.m., a police officer saw a blue plastic drum in the back up a pickup truck that had just passed through the Holland Tunnel toll plaza. The officer stopped the vehicle driven by a Pennsylvanian man to make sure there were no hazardous materials in the drum, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. Police asked the driver Marlon Murphy, 45, of Easton, if there were any weapons in...
  • Were Shotguns Seized in Italy for Terrorists or Citizens?

    12/03/2015 6:43:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Recent headlines blared "Paris attacks: Almost 800 pump-action shotguns seized by Italian police on way to Belgium, Germany and Holland".It is hard to see any connection between the shotguns (Winchester SXPs) that were seized and terrorists.  The shotguns were legally manufactured in Turkey.   It is important to note it is admitted that "customs rules were not broken": Although customs rules were not broken, police said the driver did not have licences required to transport the weapons and the Turkish manufacturer was reportedly accused of breaching national security regulations.What apparently happened is that the manufacturer and customers fell victim to increased...
  • Shotguns have 'virtually sold out' in Austria as citizens rush to buy arms amid fears...

    10/27/2015 4:34:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/27/15 | Allan Hall
    Shotguns have 'virtually sold out' in Austria as citizens rush to buy arms amid fears of a massive influx of migrants, dealers claim Weapon sales are soaring in Austria as citizens of the small Alpine nation become paranoid over the numbers of refugees crowding into their country. In a country of 8.5 million people, there are now an estimated 900,000 firearms in homes. And gun dealers report that it is women driving the sales rush. This year alone, police say 70,000 guns have been sold. 'Virtually all shotguns are currently sold out, because you need no permit for them', said...
  • Leather, Guns and Tweed: A ‘New’ Era for Purdey at Audley House.

    09/28/2015 4:55:33 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 9/28/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    Leather, Guns and Tweed: A ‘New’ Era for Purdey at Audley House. Sep 28th, 2015 | Categories: Jared Paul Stern, Sports, Style | by Jared Paul Stern For over 200 years James Purdey & Sons of London has been crafting the world’s finest bespoke shotguns and rifles. The firm has enjoyed royal patronage since 1838, when Queen Victoria placed her first order, for a pair of pistols. King Edward VII granted the first official Royal Warrant to the founder’s son, James Purdey the Younger, in 1868, a practice continued by each successive English royal including Prince Charles and the present...
  • Is the Defensive Shotgun Still Relevant?

    09/25/2015 8:38:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 102 replies ^ | 9/24/2015 | Kyle Eggimann
    The shotgun has been a ubiquitous home-defense tool for decades. There’s just something about that train-tunnel bore and the unmistakable sound of a pump shotgun being racked that inspires a sense of security. However, more and more, it seems as though the defensive shotgun is losing favor. Between the vast array of quality handguns that allow for protection both inside and outside the home and the AR-platform rifles that are cheaper than ever, endlessly customizeable, and available in nearly every modern caliber under the sun, it becomes harder and harder to justify the harsh recoil and comparatively clunky operation of...
  • The legal dilemma posed by pistol-gripped shotguns

    04/16/2015 1:49:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Of Arms and the Law ^ | 14 April, 2015 | David Hardy
    <p>Interesting issue ... and here I'm referring to shotguns which were originally made with a rear pistol grip in place of a buttstock.</p> <p>Under the Gun Control Act, the issue seems simple: they are pistols. Very big pistols, but pistols. Thus they have been treated, and sold in large numbers over quite a few years.</p>
  • SSI Exclusive: Negotiating Rights Away. Cynical Secret "Deal With The Devil" Confirmed. NRA, ATF&

    04/13/2015 5:31:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 12 April, 2015 | Mike Vanderboegh
    SSI Exclusive: Negotiating Rights Away. Cynical Secret "Deal With The Devil" Confirmed. NRA, ATF& bi-partisan group of politicians agree to save ATF from itself and widen the definition of "sporting purposes." "A hole big enough to drive Diane Feinstein's limousine through." From the press room of the NRA National Meeting, Nashville, TN: Sipsey Street Irregulars can now confirm the broad outlines of a story first disclosed two days ago by National Gun Rights Examiner columnist David Codrea. Last week, a secret deal involving the National Rifle Association lobbying arm and brokered by politicians of both national political parties was struck...
  • Disabled Espanola man hurt in home invasion robbery

    06/28/2013 7:16:49 PM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 4 replies
    Daytona News-Journal ^ | 6/28/2013 | Staff
    A disabled Espanola man was injured and his home ransacked during a home invasion robbery on Espanola Road in Bunnell, authorities said Friday. The 60-year-old man, who uses a wheelchair to get around, told Flagler County sheriff’s deputies that shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday four men, one armed with an aluminum bat, entered his home, threw him on the floor and began kicking and poking him in the head with the bat, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. He described his attackers as being black, between the ages of 20 and 29, wearing dark clothing, and ...
  • Too Funny! Women Take Joe Biden's 'Buy a Shotgun!' Advice

    Don't know if it's already been posted or not, but received this via freepmail and thought it should be breaking news material.
  • Photographs - GIANT Shotguns (Punt Guns), circa 1900

    02/16/2013 7:29:35 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies
    Retronaut ^ | circa 1900 | Retronaut
    A punt gun is a type of extremely large shotgun used in the 19th and early 20th centuries. A single shot could kill over 50 waterfowl resting on the water’s surface. The hunter would maneuver the entire boat in order to aim the gun. In the United States, this practice depleted stocks of wild waterfowl and by the 1860s most states had banned the practice. “Since Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 there has been a punt gun salute every Coronation and Jubilee in Cowbit, Lincolnshire, England” - Wikipedia
  • (vANITY) Mossberg 590a1 and 3" slugs

    01/30/2013 4:57:43 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 72 replies
    I got me this here Mossberg 590a1 shotgun. Pretty cool shotgun, I already had a 500 so I figured having two with the same parts was wise. Then I took it out and put several typs of ammo through it and ran into something weird.
  • BATF Seeks Ban on “Military” Shotguns: Over 5 Rounds

    05/28/2012 2:58:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Tea Party Economist ^ | May 28, 2012 | Gary North
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is inviting public comments on its new rule regarding shotguns. It plans to ban them. There will be a ban on imports. (Note: watch prices rise on those already in the USA.) The basis of this ban will be the guns’ semi-automatic status. It the magazine has more than five rounds, the weapon will be banned. Why? Because the BATF designates these as “military.” Somehow, I cannot see Sergeant York with a 7-round shotgun taking on the Germans. Gen. George Patton wore ivory-handled revolvers. I wonder if these are scheduled for a ban....
  • ATF to accept public comments prior to outlawing shotguns (Apr 18, 2011)

    05/26/2012 8:30:05 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 81 replies
    Greeley Gazette ^ | Apr 18, 2011 | Jack Minor
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is taking a rare step of allowing public comments prior to issuing a decision on a study that could result in outlawing certain types of shotguns currently available to citizens. The ATF completed a study regarding the importability of certain shotguns. The basis for a possible ban is based on a loosely defined “Sporting Purpose” test. Using the vague definition almost all pump-action and semi-automatic shotguns could be banned as they are all capable of accepting a magazine, box or tube capable of holding more than 5 rounds. Other characteristics determined to be “military”...
  • Remington responds to NBC hit piece

    04/13/2012 8:39:38 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 72 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12 April 2012 | unattributed
    From Remington Arms to The Daily Caller NBC continues to attack Remington and the firearms industry through sensational and factually inaccurate reporting. On April 11, 2012, Brian Williams again demonstrated NBC’s anti-gun agenda with the claim that the Model 870, Model 1100 and other Remington firearms have a design flaw. That claim is demonstrably false and Remington stands fully behind the safety and reliability of the most popular shotguns in the world. It wasn’t enough for NBC to attack over 20 million Remington firearms; they also called the Second Amendment into question by suggesting that there is a need for...
  • Obama: We're working on gun control 'under the radar'

    04/29/2011 11:41:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies · 1+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 26, 2011 | Jeff Knox
    "I just want you to know that we are working on it," Barack Obama reportedly told Sarah Brady regarding gun control. "We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar." This interesting bit of news was reported in an April 11 Washington Post Lifestyle section story about Obama's gun-control and regulatory policy wonk Steve Croley. Toward the end of the article the writer, Jason Horowitz, mentions a March 30 meeting between Jim and Sarah Brady and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney during which the President "dropped in." Horowitz quotes Sarah Brady relating how President Obama gave...
  • Banning Guns by Changing Definitions, Part 4

    04/18/2011 9:40:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    red state ^ | April 18, 2011 | Beregond
    The Obama administration is seeking to limit the importation of some shotguns via rulings made by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF.) ATF has issued a “Study on the Importability of Certain Shotguns” which provides the logical underpinnings for a ban of some weapons. In Part 1 we looked at how the ATF defined “sporting purpose” to exclude the popular action and practical shooting sports. In Part 2 we saw how several features that would cause an imported shotgun to be banned are useful in home defense. In Part 3 we looked at how the unconstitutional Gun...
  • What Shotgun to buy for Sporting Clays?

    04/08/2011 7:11:05 AM PDT · by Thane_Banquo · 32 replies
    4/9/2011 | Thane_Banquo
    My wife and I have been shooting pistols for about two years now. We really love shooting, and we want to branch out into shotgun sports, specifically sporting clays. We are looking for a shotgun to share for this purpose, preferably an auto-loader. Mrs. Thane_Banquo is 5'3'' and 112 lbs, but she is physically fit and can handle her 1911 .45 without any problems. So she isn't afraid of a little recoil. However, a 12 ga. would probably be a bit too much for her, so probably a 16 ga. or a 20 ga. We're probably looking for something in...
  • What do ‘sporting purposes’ have to do with Second Amendment?

    01/29/2011 5:31:41 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 22 replies
    National Examiner ^ | January 28, 2011 | David Codrea
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has just released its “Study on the Importability of Certain Shotguns.” Here’s what it’s about: The purpose of this study is to establish criteria that [ATF] will use to determine the importability of certain shotguns under the provisions of the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA). Like what? Under one [category] the Attorney General shall approve applications for importation when the firearms are generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes (the “sporting purposes test”). And there’s an important catch, defined in previous “studies”: “[T]he ability to accept...
  • Mossberg 500 - pro or con (Vanity)

    01/20/2011 4:54:50 PM PST · by onona · 79 replies
    N/A | Today | Self
    My son is graduating from The Citadel this coming May. I was thinking about giving him a Mossberg 500 as a graduation present. Thoughts ? Other recommendations ? Comments ? Thank you.
  • Internet Controlled Shotguns Discovered In Georgia (Yes, you read that correctly)

    01/17/2011 2:21:20 AM PST · by Stoat · 146 replies
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Georgia authorities are investigating the discovery of six loaded shotguns aimed at a food plot that were rigged to be fired through a network of Web-controlled cameras. The Augusta Chronicle reported the guns were discovered last fall on Georgia Power Company right of way in rural south Georgia. The set up was discovered by a utility contractor and it was reported to the U.S. Office of Homeland Security. The newspaper reported that a bulletin circulated by the Office of Homeland Security said it appeared that the rig was only intended for illegal hunting in an area known...
  • ATF position on pistol grip 'shotguns' creates new danger

    11/18/2010 6:18:55 PM PST · by optiguy · 53 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | November 14, 2010 | David Codrea
    An interpretation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that pistol grip shotguns are not shotguns has created an unforeseen legal liability for owners of such firearms. ATF’s Nov. 2009 FFL Newsletter declared: Certain commercially produced firearms do not fall within the definition of shotgun under the GCA even though they utilize a shotgun shell for ammunition. For example, firearms that come equipped with a pistol grip in place of the buttstock are not shotguns as defined by the GCA. Here’s another wrinkle, from Mike Vanderboegh at Sipsey Street Irregulars: An October 27, 2010, letter from the Firearms...
  • ATF position on pistol grip 'shotguns' creates new danger

    11/15/2010 11:27:57 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | November 15, 2010 | David Codrea
    An interpretation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that pistol grip shotguns are not shotguns has created an unforeseen legal liability for owners of such firearms. ATF’s Nov. 2009 FFL Newsletter declared: Certain commercially produced firearms do not fall within the definition of shotgun under the GCA even though they utilize a shotgun shell for ammunition. For example, firearms that come equipped with a pistol grip in place of the buttstock are not shotguns as defined by the GCA. Here’s another wrinkle, from Mike Vanderboegh at Sipsey Street Irregulars: An October 27, 2010, letter from the Firearms...
  • U.S. Department of Education Purchase Order for 27 Remington Shotguns

    03/10/2010 7:13:27 AM PST · by villagerjoel · 94 replies · 3,391+ views ^ | March 8, 2010 | Concerned Citizen
    The U.S. Department of Education (ED) intends to purchase twenty-seven Remington Shotguns... Place of Delivery: U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General c/o: Gary Pawlak, Special Agent 500 West Madison Street - Suite 1414 Chicago, IL 60661
  • Tax Court Allows Deduction for Sex Change

    02/04/2010 6:27:19 AM PST · by tired&retired · 10 replies · 243+ views
    Web CPA ^ | February 3, 2010 | WebCPA Staff
    U.S. Tax Court has ruled in favor of a Massachusetts taxpayer whose deduction for her sex change operation was rejected by the Internal Revenue Service. Rhiannon G. O’Donnabhain, a 65-year-old civil engineer who was born Robert Donovan, sued the IRS after it disallowed the $5,679 medical expense deduction she took on her 2001 taxes for the $21,741 she had spent on hormone therapy, sex reassignment and breast augmentation surgery. The IRS disallowed the deduction, claiming the surgery was merely cosmetic and not surgically necessary. Judge Joseph Gale allowed the expenses for sex reassignment surgery and hormone therapy, but agreed with...
  • IRS: Acquiring Shotguns

    02/03/2010 1:08:15 PM PST · by radioone · 10 replies · 635+ views
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) intends to purchase sixty Remington Model 870 Police RAMAC #24587 12 gauge pump-action shotguns for the Criminal Investigation Division.
  • Recommendations for a double-barreled, side-by-side, 12 gauge shotgun (vanity)

    01/01/2010 6:56:17 AM PST · by bjorn14 · 63 replies · 4,129+ views
    I am thinking about getting a double-barreled, side-by-side shotgun 12 gauge shotgun for personal protection. Any recommendations? The government where I live would never approve of a handgun for "personal protection". I also may on occasion us it for bird hunting.
  • Openly Carrying Guns Can Be Unwise, Even When It’s Legal

    10/25/2009 1:33:08 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 130 replies · 4,132+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Oct. 25 | Clayton Cramer
    I recently wrote an article for Shotgun News making the argument that while open carry of firearms is legal in many American cities, it may not be particularly wise. Open carry in a number of states is not just legal, but protected by the state constitution. But just because something is legal, even constitutionally protected, doesn’t mean that it is wise. Carrying a gun openly in a city can — and does — offend people who might not have a strong opinion one way or the other about gun control. Boise, Idaho, is about as pro-gun as any big city...
  • 12ga Autoloader Shotguns: Any Recommendations?

    12/28/2008 6:14:14 PM PST · by GusBreacher · 110 replies · 4,883+ views
    I'm looking to buy a 12ga, autoloader/semi-auto 12ga, and I'm needing some sage advice. I've read that the US Military has used these. Beyond that, I know zip about shotguns, except that I have my Grandpa's 10ga, single barrel, cracked stock, which hasn't been fired in 50+ years. (A gunsmith is going to work that piece long before I ever do. It's a "mantle-hanger", for now.) Can anyone offer me some firsthand experience, or opinions on some units to try/buy? Price? I'd like to stay under $1,000 if possible, including sight, case, cleaning kit, 500rnds.

    12/28/2008 3:19:57 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 150 replies · 13,465+ views
    Guns & Ammo ^ | Dec. 19, 2009 | Press Release
    Tactical Shotguns now available to general public. North Haven, CT (January 2009)—From U.S. Service men and women around the world to law enforcement agencies across the country, Mossberg shotguns have experienced nearly four decades of combat and combat readiness in the hands of armed forces world-wide. Enjoying a long-standing relationship with the U.S. armed forces, Mossberg is the manufacturer of the only 12 gauge pump action shotgun ever to pass the stringent U.S. Military Mil-Spec 3443 standard. Now, for 2009 Mossberg will make available select 590A1 models to the general public. All models will come standard with heavy-walled barrels, metal...
  • Remington 870 or Mossberg 500 for Home Defense?

    12/29/2008 8:12:39 AM PST · by gOOsefmalOOsef · 130 replies · 7,033+ views
    n/a | today | Me
    Hello Fellow Freepers! I am young and a bit naive when it comes to firearms but am interested in a good home defense shotgun. As I am well aware many of you have experience in this area I was wondering what recomendations you might have to Remington 870 express vs the Mossberg 500?
  • Centurion Ammo 12 ga buck and ball(vanity)

    11/26/2008 9:20:32 AM PST · by Charlespg · 16 replies · 5,121+ views

    10/10/2008 12:41:21 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 190 replies · 9,726+ views
    learn about guns dot com ^ | 10-2008 | Author is not DfU Selecting a Gun for Home Defense Published by the Many people purchase their first gun for home defense, and the question of which type of gun to pick is a common one. The three basic choices are a handgun, shotgun, or rifle. Of the three, I would recommend a shotgun for most situations, with handguns being recommended for people who lack the physical ability to handle a shotgun. My recommendation for the “ideal” home defense shotgun, and the pros and cons of each of these firearm types, in the order which I recommend them, are discussed below. My...
  • Can't find shotgun thread. Looking for a semi-auto

    09/29/2008 7:24:35 AM PDT · by refermech · 31 replies · 2,708+ views
    A few weeks ago there was a thread outlining firearm choice and the author recommended a semi-auto shotgun. It was not one of the major brand names but a good quality copy. I can't remember the name. Can anybody help? Thanks!!
  • Preparing for the "Big What if": Buying a gun

    09/15/2008 10:58:51 AM PDT · by Kevmo · 331 replies · 6,165+ views
    WaPo & Free Republic ^ | Sept 15, 2008 | Joe Brower
    The Washington Post article is already being commented upon here in Free Republic. The purpose of this thread is to help Freepers and lurkers decide upon what the best mode of self defense would be in the case of the breakdown in social order such as happened with the Rodney King riots. Joe Brower owns one of the RKBA (Right to Keep and Bear Arms) ping lists. I tried to convince him to open this vanity because he and his friends are more knowledgeable about guns. He says, "there have already been threads on the subject you mention right...
  • FR Gun Club

    09/10/2008 3:49:23 AM PDT · by sig226 · 137 replies · 1,524+ views
    A friend recently got a larger than expected royalty check from his publisher, and in passing asked me if I had any suggestions about the kind of shotgun he should consider buying as his first. opinion about shotguns? I guess he doesn’t read my stuff much. Deciding on a first shotgun is a straightforward process. And the first step is the same as any other firearm purchase. A liberal once asked me if I thought I had enough guns, and to his supreme annoyance I responded “enough for what?” That’s not a joke, it’s the first issue when choosing...
  • Arlington woman: ‘They blasted through the back door with the shotguns’

    07/23/2008 12:25:21 PM PDT · by Dysart · 31 replies · 110+ views
    FWST ^ | 7-23-08 | Staff Reports
    ARLINGTON -- Two gunmen who forced their way into a southeast Arlington home Tuesday afternoon “blasted through the back door” with shotguns, tied up a couple and their adult son and took the woman’s jewelry, a 911 audio recording says.The female victim, who has asked Tuesday that her name not be used because the suspects are still at large, told the 911 dispatcher that the home invasion about 1 p.m. Tuesday was “unreal.”She said she was sitting reading in her home in the 500 block of Lemon Drive, her son was on the computer and her husband was getting ready...
  • What Is The Best 12 Gauge Shotgun Load for Home Defense?

    11/05/2001 5:07:23 PM PST · by NoControllingLegalAuthority · 232 replies · 337,846+ views
    Me ^ | November 5, 2001 | NoControlling LegalAuthority
    I would like opinions on the best shotgun shell load for use in a 12 Gauge Shotgun when being used for home defense. I have heard of using bird shot, buck shot and slugs - standard or magnum loads. I have heard of progressive loading such as first round-bird shot, second round-buckshot, third round-slugs.Considerations seem to include whether you want to blow the door or wall down in the process of stopping the intruder.
  • Paris suburb riots called 'a lot worse' than in 2005

    11/27/2007 7:47:10 PM PST · by fishhound · 86 replies · 109+ views
    Int'l Herald Tribune/NYT ^ | November 27, 2007 | Elaine Sciolino
    PARIS: The rituals and acts of rage have an eerie sameness to them: roving gangs of angry youths clashing with the riot police in France's edgy suburbs, the government appealing for calm, local officials and residents complaining that their problems are ignored. Two years after an orgy of violence in which rioters in more than 300 suburbs and towns torched cars, trashed businesses and ambushed the riot police and firefighters, Villiers-le-Bel and several nearby suburbs of Paris similarly have erupted in violence and destruction. In one sense, the unrest seems to be more menacing than during the early days of...
  • Ithaca Students Will Be Locked In Classrooms (another liberal education success story)

    10/22/2007 9:06:49 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 119 replies · 225+ views
    Finger Lakes News Radio ^ | 2007-10-22 6:28 AM
    After a week filled with rumors and absences, Ithaca High School has some changes ready for this week, and Ithaca City School District Superintendent Judith Pastel asks that students, parents and staff have patience as everyone adjusts. The most obvious change students can expect to see will be locked classroom doors once classes start. Pastel said one recommendation that came from the Ithaca Police Department last week was to lock doors at the beginning of every class. Police and school officials are working together to ensure the students' safety. Locking classroom doors at the start of a class will make...
  • CT: Gun Sales Rise After Cheshire Home Invasion

    07/27/2007 9:30:36 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 93 replies · 5,631+ views
    WFSB-TV (Connecticut) ^ | 7/26/07 | n/a
    NEWINGTON, Conn. -- State gun sales have shot up in the days after the wife and two daughters of a prominent Connecticut physician were killed, according to a local gun shop owner. Scott Hoffman runs Hoffman's Gun Center on the Berlin Turnpike. In the past few days, following the triple homicide in Cheshire, Hoffman said that people have been rushing to his store to buy guns for themselves and their homes. "They're scared," he said. "They're scared for their own personal safety and their family's safety, their children's safety and they want a way to protect themselves." Hoffman said that...
  • Scouts' firing range irks residents

    07/08/2007 11:04:40 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 76 replies · 2,967+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 7, 2007 | Ivan Moreno
    Scouts' firing range irks residents Neighbors say clay shooting events disruptive By Ivan Moreno, Rocky Mountain News July 7, 2007 ELBERT - Neighbors say the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch is anything but that. The realization came after an explosion of shotgun blasts from the camp in May, when Boy Scouts held a two-day clay shooting fundraiser. "It sounded like Hamas had a training camp next door," said Elbert County Sheriff William Frangis, who fielded numerous calls from people who live near the ranch. The Scouts say no one complained to them. Although the camp has had a shooting range for...
  • Mossburg 500(Vanity)

    02/19/2007 5:40:47 PM PST · by Charlespg · 79 replies · 2,006+ views
    Have any Freepers Had experence with useing aftermarket stocks for a mossburg 500a 12ga ? (18 inch barrel) I have one with the original factory stock but despite a slipon recoil pad it still beats on my shoulder a bit
  • NJ: Weapons cache seized at home in Greenville

    05/09/2006 7:42:26 PM PDT · by Firefigher NC · 162 replies · 2,442+ views ^ | May 9, 2005 | MICHAELANGELO CONTE
    <p>An arsenal of exotic weapons - including a sniper rifle, a spear and a set of 8-inch metal claws - were seized from a 23-year-old Jersey City man after his worried father called cops. When South District cops responded to the Greenville home yesterday morning, they found the sniper rifle - with a powerful scope and a laser sight - as well as three Glock handguns and more than 1,200 rounds of ammunition, reports said. Among the bullets were illegal "hollow-point" rounds, police said. In addition to the spear and metal claws, cops found a number of savage-looking knives, including one that had blades coming out of each end of its carved wooden handle. The owner of the weapons lived with his father, his brother and two younger brothers, police said.</p>
  • NYC Mayor's Criticism of Gun Legislation Challenged

    03/31/2006 10:46:31 AM PST · by neverdem · 40 replies · 936+ views ^ | March 31, 2006 | Jeff Johnson
    Senior Staff Writer ( - New York City's mayor is blasting a congressional proposal under which several temporary federal gun regulations would become permanent law. Michael Bloomberg claimed the legislation "would explicitly impinge on our ability to fight illegal gun trafficking, and it would result in the shooting deaths of innocent people." But an attorney who specializes in federal firearms laws calls Bloomberg's claims "patently false." The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime Terrorism and Homeland Security met Tuesday to discuss the "Firearms Correction and Improvement Act" (H.R. 5005) introduced last week by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas). Smith wrote the bill...
  • Riverton suspends crow crackdown [Huge Crow Invasion]

    03/17/2006 9:16:01 PM PST · by TChris · 26 replies · 1,130+ views
    The Riverton Ranger ^ | March 17, 2006 | BEN NEARY
    Crows, often touted as among the most intelligent of birds, may be finally getting the hint that downtown Riverton is no place to roost. Riverton police have killed thousands of the birds with shotguns in the last several weeks. City officials called a cease-fire after Monday's nightly fusillade after determining that the huge flocks seem to be moving out of the downtown area. "From what I've seen, it appears to me that crows are staying out of town," Mayor John Vincent said Tuesday. "They appear to be staying down by the river." That's a good thing. Police Chief John Snell...
  • A Few of FR's Finest...Every Day...02-16-06...VP Guns Down Moderate Republican (Satire)

    02/16/2006 4:48:40 AM PST · by DollyCali · 234 replies · 1,643+ views
    Chris Davis | February 16, 2006 | Chris Davis, Writer33; DollyCali
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • US Repeating Arms to Close New Haven plant

    01/21/2006 11:31:15 PM PST · by Venator · 1 replies · 1,218+ views
    Never Yet Melted ^ | 1/21/06 | JDZ
    The Elm City will soon be losing another of its links to history. US Repeating Arms Company announced last Tuesday, 1/17, that it will be closing the Winchester firearms factory in New Haven on March 31st. More than 19,000 men once worked in the Winchester plant. Their numbers had dwindled recently to under 200, and only 80,000 guns were produced last year in a facility that still had a capacity of 300,000. Sales of hunting rifles have declined precipitously, along with America’s hunting traditions. What was once a Nation of Riflemen is today a nation of metrosexuals and Dilberts.
  • A Hard Kick From John Wayne's Gun

    01/21/2006 3:25:46 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 51 replies · 15,291+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2006 | STACEY STOWE
    Douglas Healey for The New York TimesUnless a rescue plan is worked out or a new buyer comes forward, the gun-manufacturing plant in New Haven, with about 200 employees, will close on March 31. Come spring, the Winchester rifle, immortalized as the gun that won the West and rode into the sunset with John Wayne, will be made in Portugal and Japan. The U.S. Repeating Arms Company, which has manufactured rifles and shotguns in New Haven since 1866, is set to shut its doors on March 31. About 200 people will lose their jobs, many having worked for decades...