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  • Assault rifles to be banned, says New Zealand Prime Minister.

    03/21/2019 4:33:50 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/21/19 | Sandi Sidhu and Helen Regan
    All military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines will be banned in New Zealand following the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday. "On 15 March our history changed forever. Now our laws will too. We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country a safer place," Ardern said at a press conference in the capital Wellington.
  • Missouri bill calls for an AR-15 in every home while N.C. county becomes latest ‘gun sanctuary’

    03/17/2019 10:28:27 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 17 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/17/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Conservatives are continuing to push back against Leftist Democrat attempts around the country and in Washington to impose new gun control legislation. In North Carolina, Cherokee County has become the latest jurisdiction to take a page from the illegal alien sanctuary movement and declare itself a “gun sanctuary.” The county becomes at least the 60th around the country where local governments have voiced opposition to encroaching gun control laws by stating they won’t actively enforce federal gun laws if they are in conflict with their definition of the Second Amendment’s “infringement” clause. The Cherokee County Board voted 3-2 in favor...
  • Court rules AR-15 gun maker can be sued over Sandy Hook shooting

    03/14/2019 11:21:30 AM PDT · by bgill · 53 replies
    kvue ^ | Mar. 14, 2019 | Dave Collins
    HARTFORD, Conn. — Gun maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Justices issued a 4-3 decision that reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit and overturned a lower court ruling that the lawsuit was prohibited by a 2005 federal law that shields gun manufacturers from liability in most cases when their products are used in crimes. The plaintiffs include a survivor and relatives of nine people killed in the massacre. They argue the AR-15-style rifle...
  • Tomorrow is the day. The AR-15 will be unleashed to circulate on the Internet forever.

    02/23/2019 10:00:31 PM PST · by bkopto · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | Feb 22, 2019 | @IvanTheTroll12
    Tomorrow is the day. The AR-15 will be unleashed to circulate on the Internet forever. When the day of home 3D metal printing arrives every free citizen of the world will be able to make one. This is the nightmare for oppressors - but a blessing for the liberty loving common man.
  • Army's new Rifle SDM-R

    02/22/2019 8:28:18 AM PST · by w1n1 · 78 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/22/2019 | R Thayer
    Army Sgt. James Snow has carried an M-4 carbine and an M-110 sniper rifle as an infantryman on missions. With the M-4, he knew he was capable of hitting a target accurately up to only 300 meters. With a sniper rifle, he had less maneuverability and spent a lot of time breaking down and reassembling the larger weapon to carry.< Last month, Snow was given the opportunity to try out the Army's new Squad Designated Marksman Rifle, or SDM-R. After just a couple days handling the new weapon, he said it felt like something that could fill the needs of...
  • Top 10 Characteristics And Components Of A Defensive AR-15

    01/30/2019 6:35:42 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 70 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 30, 2019 | Mark Overstreet
    The best AR-15s cost less now than the cheapest ones will, if the Democrats’ gun-ban legislation gains steam. After I suggested reasons to own AR-15s and to fight Democrats’ new attempt to ban them, some readers wrote to request recommendations for the best AR-15s to have and the best ways to equip them. Because self-defense is the primary reason Americans buy guns, including a million AR-15s every year, here are, I believe, the top 10 characteristics of AR-15s configured for defensive purposes and the top 10 components they should have. Top 10 Characteristics 1. Caliber U.S. Special Operations Command will...
  • Best AR's for Under $500

    01/29/2019 5:22:04 AM PST · by w1n1 · 41 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/29/2019 | J Callum
    In this AR era, you can find them all over the internet and local gun stores. For those looking to get a quality AR but a limited in their spending, can you find an AR under $500? Here'a few to look at. Windham Weaponary R16 M4 - $465 This AR features an M4A4-type flat top upper receiver and Picatinny rail gas block to allow for the use of a variety of optics and removable sights. However, it doesn’t come with iron sights. Delton DT16 – $482 Has a six position stock and is the only one on this list that...
  • Shotgun vs AR15

    01/25/2019 5:15:15 AM PST · by w1n1 · 49 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/25/2019 | W Clapp
    At one time back in the day, inside most police cars were equipped with an M-870 shotgun. Then there's an odd ball patrolman with his AR with .223 caliber. Which patrolman has the advantage? The logic behind the usage of an AR stems from situations where a firearm needed for greater range than a shotgun. Or how about shotgun folks talk about having knock down power to stop the fight with its 00 buck. AR's high velocity & capacity with 30 round mag makes up for lack of Knock Down Power. Which is better? There needs to be a...
  • Delphi Tactical

    01/22/2019 4:35:00 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/22/2019 | D Tactical
    As a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army and currently serving as a Sergeant Major in the Special Operations community, Joey D'Alessio knows firsthand what shooters want in a firearm: a high-quality product at an affordable price with unparalleled customer service. Which is exactly what he offers at his Raeford, North Carolina-based company, Delphi Tactical. Founded in 2012, Joey and his wife initially sold tactical gear and accessories to generate funding to launch their own custom firearms brand. "Delphi Tactical is a true example of the American dream, and how a few dedicated folks can bring something incredible to bear...
  • Exclusive: Gunman who killed Davis Officer Natalie Corona was ordered to surrender AR-15 rifle

    01/12/2019 12:10:41 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 89 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/12/19 | Sam Stanton
    The gunman who shot and killed Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona Thursday night has been identified as Kevin Douglas Limbaugh, a 48-year-old man who was ordered last fall to surrender a semiautomatic rifle after he was convicted in a battery case. Yolo County Superior Court records show Limbaugh was charged in September with battery with serious bodily injury, a incident that a source said stemmed from him punching a co-worker at Cache Creek Casino in the face after a dispute. The case was resolved as a misdemeanor conviction, and California Department of Justice records show he agreed to surrender a...
  • Man blasted away with AR-15 on New Year’s Day, hit 3 houses, parked vehicle, cops say

    01/04/2019 8:10:26 AM PST · by csvset · 33 replies ^ | 3 Jan 2019 | Matt Gray
    A Salem County man was arrested on charges he opened fire with a rifle in Pennsville Township on New Year’s Day, damaging three homes and a parked vehicle, police reported. Jesus Morales, 33, of Pennsville, told police he was involved in a physical altercation on Harvard Road early Tuesday morning and that he fired an AR-15 rifle at a vehicle as it fled the area. No injuries were reported.
  • Caldara: On January 1, I became a criminal in my hometown of Boulder (AR-15 Ban)

    01/02/2019 9:30:03 AM PST · by PROCON · 106 replies ^ | Jan. 2, 2019 | Jon Caldara
    It’s not the intolerance of progressives that is so insulting. It is the denial of their intolerance that is so abusive.~~~~SNIP~~~~Because I own a long gun with a pistol grip and a detachable magazine, I had to the end of December to self-identify to the police, present myself for investigation and my gun for inspection, pay fees in order to receive a police-issued permission slip, all to avoid jail time, monetary penalties, and the confiscation and destruction of my gun.~~~~SNIP~~~~For publicly stating that I will not comply, my daughter has been targeted at her Boulder school, the one with posters...
  • New Boulder, Colorado AR-15 law seen as TEST for nationwide gun registration

    12/13/2018 12:46:53 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 71 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/13/18 | USA Features
    Unconstitutional: Whenever we see the Left moving to implement a new rule or law governing the use, handling, or ownership of firearms we are reminded of the very simple language of the Second Amendment, which reads in full: A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Liberal and conservative scholars and lawmakers have debated the meaning of “militia” and whether or not the founders meant that the Second Amendment applied only to organized state military forces. But others have noted that based...
  • Top 10 Reasons You Should Own An AR-15

    12/12/2018 12:18:50 PM PST · by detective · 130 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 12, 2018 | Mark Overstreet
    In a recent item for The Federalist, David Harsanyi considered the M16 rifle one of the five most innovative firearms in American firearm development history. Yet something equally significant can be said about the semi-automatic AR-15 derived from the M16. Second to the muskets used in our revolutionary and civil wars, the AR-15 may be the most important firearm in American political history. All told, more Americans have fired more rounds from more AR-15s for personal defense, defensive firearm training, marksmanship competitions, individual practice, and hunting than from any other rifle. For that reason, the AR-15 is the primary firearm...
  • Dick’s May Have To Close Stores Due To Anti-Gun Decisions

    12/11/2018 2:19:50 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 58 replies
    Bearing ^ | 12/7/2018 | Tom Knighton
    I’ve written more about Dick’s Sporting Goods in 2018 than I ever thought I would. When the year started, we thought the company would have gotten the message that taking anti-gun stances wasn’t conducive to profits, but it didn’t. So Dick’s doubled down after Parkland and purged the rest of the AR-15s from its stores and then instituted a discriminatory policy against legal adults. And it’s biting it right in the kiester, too. In remarks made to the Goldman Sachs Retailing Conference and first reported by the Washington Free Beacon, CEO Edward Stack explained that the 3.9 percent decline in...
  • Newsweek writer:'Almost every single person I’ve heard of with an AR-15 has been a mass murderer'

    11/18/2018 3:55:13 AM PST · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 17, 2018 | Brett T.
    Almost every single person I’ve ever heard of with an AR-15 has been a mass murderer. Based on Twitter sample the rest of them are scarily paranoid. Get on the right side of history . . Wow, Rep. Eric Swalwell and his nukes have really kick-started that conversation on that “common-sense gun control” they always want to have.
  • Beto: We Shouldn’t Be Selling ARs in this Country

    10/09/2018 9:43:02 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 112 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 10/08/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    Just an election season reminder this was said: “I think banning bump stocks makes a lot of sense. I don’t know that we should raise the age for buying an AR-15 I just don’t think we should be selling AR-15s in this country. “That weapon was designed for one purpose and one purpose only, to kill people as effectively and as efficiently as possible on the battlefield.” – Senate candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke in an interview with CBS News
  • Obama AR-15 gun-ban plan under investigation

    10/06/2018 8:35:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 10/4/2018 | Unknown
    It was under the Barack Obama administration that bureaucrats in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms tried to ban ammunition for AR-15 rifles, which are among the most commonly used in America. The move failed when intense resistance developed from majorities in the House and the Senate. But the details of that campaign have remained hidden over the intervening years, and Washington watchdog Judicial Watch says the secrecy needs to end. The organization filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the BATF over about 1,900 pages of records regarding the proposed reclassification that would have banned certain types...
  • Does the Barrel Twist Rate affect accuracy?

    09/27/2018 5:40:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/27/2018 | C Cocoles
    Many of you that are gun geeks understand the basics of rifling can skip this article. This is for the average gun enthusiasts and newbies that enjoy shooting and want a little more understanding of how a barrel twist rate can affect accuracy. So does barrel twist rate affect accuracy on an AR15? The short technical answer is that barrel twist starts the bullet spinning at a given rate to stabilize the bullet. The rate has to be constant for the utmost accuracy. On the opposite end of the spectrum – Decreasing the twist rate will almost certainly result in...
  • David Hogg: Kavanaugh is Wrong Because AR-15s Shoot Further than Handguns

    09/08/2018 8:27:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 110 replies ^ | Sept. 7, 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 5 gun control activist David Hogg suggested AR-15s cannot be used for self-defense because they shoot further than handguns. He made this suggestion via a tweet which he sent in response Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony that AR-15s and other semiautomatic rifles are used for “self-defense.” Kavanaugh’s full statement was that “handguns and semi-automatic rifles are weapons used for hunting and for self-defense.” But Hogg isolated the words “self-defense” and tried to make a point: David Hogg ✔ @davidhogg111 The effective range of an AR-15 is 1600 feet for comparison your typical handgun is 75 feet if...