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  • Opponents of Del Mar Gun Show demand board prohibit 3D-printed guns

    08/15/2018 6:28:51 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 15 replies
    CBS8 ^ | 08/14/18 | Brandon Lewis
    Protestors of the Del Mar Gun Show addressed the Fair Board on Tuesday afternoon with their newest concerns. The protestors want the board to ban sellers of blueprints or anything else that can make 3D-printed guns. Demonstrators say, “anyone can log on and download the plans to produce the guns. We have to regulate anything that is potentially dangerous. Period. The fact that the internet makes it easier to get these things makes it all the more necessary to have regulations in place.” Tuesday’s protest is very similar to one that happened back in May. Then, dozens of people spoke...
  • Plastic 3D "guns" Confiscated in Australian Raid

    08/15/2018 6:00:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 18 July, 2018, on the Sunshine Coast of Eastern Australia, in the town of Mudjimba, police raided a house and found some 3D printed plastic guns, some printed false identification, and a small amount of drugs. From news.com.au: "They are all polymer and all they needed was a pin and a spring-type assembly pushed into it to make it work. For all intents and purposes they would look like a gun." Police allege that three 3D-printed handguns, along with weapon parts, a knuckle duster, false licences and drugs, were found at a house at Mudjimba on Wednesday. The...
  • 3D printing companies take action against 3D guns amid debatable public safety threat

    08/14/2018 10:00:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WHYY-FM ^ | August 14, 2018 | Bobby Allyn
    At the South Philadelphia high-tech makers’ space NextFab, creators of all types work on projects using laser cutters, robots, and a room full of 3D printers. Walt Barger, who manages the printing operations there, is standing between two printers the size of refrigerators, noting both their power and price tag. “It’s an older printer, but it’s still a $40,000 machine,” he said, pointing to one. “And the one next to it, the ProJet, is a $100,000 machine.” Lately, Barger has been extra vigilant about the kinds of things people are hoping to create here. “Our staff is always monitoring. If...
  • New Mexico man explains how he survived a bear attack

    08/14/2018 12:15:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    KRQE ^ | Aug 14, 2018 | Francesca Washington
    RATON, N.M. - A New Mexico man is sharing his story of survival after he was attacked by a bear while walking his dogs. He killed the bear while its jaw was clamped around his leg, and the jaw stayed that way for a while. ... When he saw me, he pinned his ears down and immediately made a big charge at me," said Petrini. That's when the struggle began. "Down the hill, we went again rolling and he had bit me a time or two but he was never able to get on my upper body, so my legs...
  • White man charged with fatally shooting black man in Florida despite 'stand your ground' claim

    08/14/2018 12:01:18 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 104 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 13, 2018 | Associated Presstitutes
    Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose video-recorded shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law. Michael Drejka, 47, has been charged with the July 19 death of Markeis McGlockton outside a Clearwater convenience store, Pinellas County State Atty. Bernie McCabe said. Drejka was being held at the county jail on $100,000 bail. It was unknown whether he had an attorney. At a news conference Monday afternoon, relatives of McGlockton said they were pleased with the charge.
  • Kent State University graduate whose photos with AR-10 went viral to host campus gun rally

    08/14/2018 12:12:50 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 8/13/2018 | Emily Bamforth
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Kaitlin Bennett, the Kent State University graduate who gained Internet fame with graduation photos where she posed with an AR-10, will host an open carry rally at the university this fall. Bennett posed with the gun to protest the university's weapons policy. Kent State bans students, staff, faculty and people doing business with the university from carrying "deadly weapons" on its campus, which includes firearms and explosive devices. Since Bennett is no longer a student or person doing business with the university, she is allowed to carry a weapon outside on campus. She will host a rally...
  • Kentucky Man Keeps Committing Crimes… Gets Shot and Killed

    08/14/2018 5:17:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 8 August, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky, at about 06:30 a.m., Shawn Michael Woods is reported as breaking into multiple apartments in an address near Martin Luther King Dr.  He is said to have broken into one woman's apartment and tried to crawl into bed with her.  A business owner in the area said he had multiple problems with Woods. From wkyt.com: Lexington police say the shooting happened around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday. The person who shot Woods lived in the apartment complex.Investigators believe Woods was breaking into multiple apartments throughout the morning after talking to witnesses. A neighboring business...
  • Parkland Bombshells from Top Cop: Staff Should’ve Been Armed, Shooter Used 5-round Magazines

    08/14/2018 5:09:45 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 23 replies
    AllOutdoor ^ | 8/13/18 | Jon Stokes
    There are two bombshells dropped in New York Times editor Patricia Mazzei’s Twitter feed this morning, one of which has me rethinking some things and the other of which should cause gun controllers to rethink some things. First, though, the Twitter thread in question: "Sheriff Bob Gualtieri of Pinellas County, head of Florida's state-appointed commission investigating the Parkland shooting, said today that video from inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School showed the gunman, Nikolas Cruz, had to reload his AR-15 assault rifle several times." — Patricia Mazzei (@PatriciaMazzei) August 9, 2018 The first tweet in that thread that caused my...
  • The Nambu Pistol

    08/14/2018 4:44:34 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/14/2018 | E Sarkist
    The most dangerous pistol ever made. Back in World War Two Japananese forces used the Nambu Type 94 Pistol as their service pistol. The Nambu Type 94 Pistol was chambered for the weak 8mm Nambu cartridge. The magazine capacity was 6 rounds, a bottle-necked cartridge that only delivers about as much energy as 380. The pistols are locked by means of a short falling-block that is mechanically interesting. Sights are comically bad, but to be honest there isn't a whole bunch about this gun that isn't. Putting some lead downrange isn't bad, but the problem is you don't have to...
  • Former Gun Control Candidate Charged With Shooting Her Campaign Treasurer

    08/13/2018 4:59:41 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 21 replies
    Kellie Collins, a former congressional candidate in Georgia’s 10th District, was charged with the murder of her former campaign treasurer, Curtis Cain. The allegations of murder follow Collins’ advocacy for “responsible” gun control laws during her campaign. WSB-TV reports that she argued for stricter legislation “to protect the community.” Police found Cain’s body in Collins’s apartment with a gunshot wound. Cain did not come in to work last Tuesday, prompting deputies to check in on him. Police estimated that he was dead for roughly a week.
  • Former Gun Control Candidate Charged With Shooting Her Campaign Treasurer

    08/13/2018 10:18:21 AM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 13, 2018 | Juliana Knot
    Kellie Collins, a former congressional candidate in Georgia’s 10th District, was charged with the murder of her former campaign treasurer, Curtis Cain. The allegations of murder follow Collins’ advocacy for “responsible” gun control laws during her campaign. WSB-TV reports that she argued for stricter legislation “to protect the community.” Police found Cain’s body in Collins’s apartment with a gunshot wound. Cain did not come in to work last Tuesday, prompting deputies to check in on him. Police estimated that he was dead for roughly a week.
  • GUNS AND THE CONSTITUTION:Telling The Right Second Amendment Story (BARF ALERT)

    11/02/2001 2:54:29 PM PST · by Fixit · 75 replies · 588+ views
    Findlaw.com (sic) ^ | 11/2/2001 | Akhil Reed Amar and Vikram David Amar
    A federal appellate panel ruled last week that the Constitution guarantees a limited right of individual Americans to keep guns for nonmilitary purposes. By so ruling in United States v. Emerson, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit re-energized popular debate about the meaning of the Second Amendment and also created a split among federal appellate courts, thus increasing the odds that the Supreme Court will soon weigh in with its own reading of the Amendment. Citizens who enter the fray;be they Justices or other judges, lawyers or layfolk;should be wary of the Fifth Circuit's opinion. ...
  • Dem lawmaker seeks to lower voting age to 16

    08/13/2018 12:34:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | Aris Folley
    Rep. Grace Meng is sponsoring a resolution that would extend the right to vote to U.S. citizens 16 years of age or older. The New York Democrat’s resolution, introduced earlier this month, would repeal the 26th Amendment of the Constitution, which currently states the right to vote for citizens who are 18 years of age or older "shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State." If the resolution is passed, the amendment would instead say the right to vote for citizens who are 16 years of age or older "shall not be denied or...
  • Manslaughter Charges Filed in Florida Handicap Parking Spot Shooting

    08/13/2018 12:33:43 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 184 replies
    Legalinsurrection.com ^ | 8-13-2018 | Andrew Branca
    Michael Drejka, the 47-year old shooter of 28-year-old Markeis McGlockton over a July 19 dispute about a handicap parking spot, has been arrested and charged with manslaughter, reports the Tampa Bay Times and other news sources. He is being held on $100,000 bail in Pinellas County Jail.We previously covered this case immediately after it occurred here:Law of Self Defense VIDEO: Just because it's lawful to present the gun doesn't mean it's lawful to press the triggerand here:Law of Self Defense: VIDEO: Shove-Shoot Case Sheriff's StatementDrejak has a potential, if marginal, justification claim of self-defense here. The key issue is whether...
  • Army’s XM25 program officially goes kaput

    08/13/2018 12:23:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 8-10-2018 | CHAD GARLAND
    The Army has formally terminated its effort to develop a 25 mm airburst weapon, the largest of nearly three dozen ways a Pentagon watchdog has said the military could save $2.3 billion in defense spending. The ill-fated weapon, known as the XM25 and nicknamed "The Punisher," was once hailed as a game-changer for ground troops who would be able to use it to target enemies hiding behind cover. But it came under closer scrutiny several years ago after schedule slippage, cost overruns and aborted operational testing in Afghanistan. In 2016, the Pentagon inspector general recommended that the Army consider ending...
  • Florida 'stand your ground' shooter Michael Drejka charged with manslaughter

    The Florida man who invoked the "stand your ground" self-defense after shooting a black man in a dispute over a parking space was charged Monday with manslaughter, officials said. Michael Drejka, 47, was arrested Monday morning in the fatal shooting in July of Markeis McGlockton in Clearwater, Florida.
  • Four Homemade Submachine Guns Confiscated in Sydney, Australia, 2018

    08/13/2018 8:44:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Four homemade submachine guns found during a drug raid in Waterloo, Australia. Imager from twitter.com/7newssydney: When extreme restrictions are placed on the acquisition of legal firearms, one of the easiest repeaters to make at home or in small workshops is the submachine gun. The four homemade submachine guns shown above were discovered with a number of other firearms, drugs, and 2.75 million Australian dollars, about two million in U.S. dollars. From facebook.com/nswpoliceforce: Acting on information received, Strike Force Raptor, assisted by the Drug and Firearms Squad, executed a search warrant a storage facility at Waterloo in the early hours...
  • More Ugly Guns

    08/13/2018 5:13:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/13/2018 | J Hines
    Most guns were made to be a functional piece of firearms as a duty weapon or as part of the everyday carry. However, there are some handguns in the past that never really worked out. Yes, it goes bang but the cosmetic and its purpose was just horrible. Anyways, there’s probably over hundreds of firearms out there from various countries from the past that we haven’t seen yet, but here’s another of our ugly list of guns. The Deer Gun Another war time liberator pistol, this one may be the only 20th century handgun even more ridiculous-looking than the FP-45....
  • Sacha Baron Cohen tricks pro-gun group leader into putting sex toy in his mouth

    08/13/2018 5:17:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | Brooke Seipel
    In his latest episode of "Who is America," Sacha Baron Cohen tricks the leader of a pro-gun group into putting a sex toy in his mouth as part of a fake defense strategy to survive beheadings. Disguised as Israeli terror expert Erran Morad, Cohen "trains" Youth Shooters of America president Dan Roberts on how to survive a terrorist beheading by biting the attacker's genitalia and yelling orders. According to its website, Youth Shooters of America is a group that helps organize "shooting events, social events and media coverage for the youth shooting sports." Cohen asks Roberts if the organization is...
  • Sniper Shoots ISIS Fighter Dead From Over One Mile Away With 40-Year-Old Gun

    08/12/2018 10:17:14 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 117 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8-12-18 | Jason Lemon
    A British soldier from the elite Special Air Service has shot and killed an ISIS commander from more than a mile away, in what is thought to be the best long-range shot in the regiment’s 77-year history. Using a a huge .50 Calibre Browning machine gun, which is nearly 40 years old, the unnamed sergeant, who is a veteran of Iraq and Syria, managed to hit the fighter directly in the chest with a shot that blew off the commander’s arm and shoulder. “The Islamic State commander was briefing his men and clearly liked the sound of his own voice...