July 30, 2014

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  • markomara

    Gun Owners Who Want Gun Control

    The gun control movement, more recently re-labeled the “gun safety” movement (cute huh? “Safety”….uh-huh…) has found friends and allies among some gun owners. Yes, you read that right. This fact should be alarming. The gun control movement smells a way to get traction through “divide and conquer.” “I’m A Gun Owner and I Want Gun Control,” an article written by CNN “legal analyst” Mark O’Mara, is a must-read for all second amendment supporters.  Mark O’Mara is the central Florida defense attorney who represented George Zimmerman.  As you might expect, Mark O’Mara is well-spoken, and of course he is persuasive –…

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    Bullet Choice and Weather

    When I was taking a class in the 8th grade I learned two very specific and valuable lessons: Use the right tool for the right job and don’t ask a tool to do something that it was not designed to. For the most part, we tend to follow that kind of advice. We try to not use a screwdriver like it is a punch. We do not use a chainsaw when pruning roses. Most of all, we do not use a hammer like a wrench, or vice-versa. We understand the utility of the tools we have and use them accordingly….

  • Gun Control Debate

    Defeating the Anti-Gunners, One Anti-Gunner at a Time (Part III)

    Click here to read Part II. Now, I’m going to explain the even more powerful part of this woman’s transformation.  This woman knows a lot of people – and many of those people who know her also knew her as a person who was anti-gun-minded. Do you understand what an influence she is if she talks to her friends about firearms or even casually mentions her shooting and her interest in the subject? And, if she tells them the story of the night she was scared, went to the closet, and felt secure again – watch out – she is…

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    In Depth: D.C.’s Handgun Carry Ban Unconstitutional

    A ruling by Senior United States District Court Judge Fredrick J. Scullin, Jr., released Saturday, ruled the District of Columbia’s longtime ban on the carrying of handguns outside of one’s home unconstitutional. This ruling is another blow to the District’s ridiculously oppressive firearms laws. The defendants in the case were Cathy Lanier, Police Chief and the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs were Tom G. Palmer, George Lyon, Edward Raymond, Amy McVey and the Second Amendment Foundation. The case hinged on the permit issuance aspect of the law in the District; in order to “bear” arms within the District, one must…

  • righttocarrydc

    DC Ban on Concealed Carry Overturned

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — At last, some good news in our constitutional rights to keep and bear arms! On Saturday, Federal Judge Frederick Scullin Jr wrote in his ruling based on Palmer vs District of Columbia that, basically, it is unconstitutional for the city to ban the public’s right to concealed carry. This case has been going on for five years now, dragging through the legal system with the power and speed of a hill-bound Hyundai. What’s remarkable is that Washington DC has been notoriously one of the most anti-gun cities in the country, and this decision now orders the city…

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markomara

Gun Owners Who Want Gun Control

Jul 29, 2014

The gun control movement, more recently re-labeled the “gun safety” movement (cute huh? “Safety”….uh-huh…) has found friends and allies among some gun owners. Yes, you read that right. This fact should be alarming. The gun control movement smells a way to get traction through “divide and conquer.” “I’m A Gun Owner and I Want Gun Control,” an article written by CNN “legal analyst” Mark O’Mara, is a must-read for all second amendment supporters.  Mark O’Mara is the central Florida defense attorney who represented George Zimmerman.  As you might expect, Mark O’Mara is well-spoken, and of course he is persuasive –…

differentbullets

Bullet Choice and Weather

Jul 29, 2014

When I was taking a class in the 8th grade I learned two very specific and valuable lessons: Use the right tool for the right job and don’t ask a tool to do something that it was not designed to. For the most part, we tend to follow that kind of advice. We try to not use a screwdriver like it is a punch. We do not use a chainsaw when pruning roses. Most of all, we do not use a hammer like a wrench, or vice-versa. We understand the utility of the tools we have and use them accordingly….

Gun Control Debate

Defeating the Anti-Gunners, One Anti-Gunner at a Time (Part III)

Jul 29, 2014

Click here to read Part II. Now, I’m going to explain the even more powerful part of this woman’s transformation.  This woman knows a lot of people – and many of those people who know her also knew her as a person who was anti-gun-minded. Do you understand what an influence she is if she talks to her friends about firearms or even casually mentions her shooting and her interest in the subject? And, if she tells them the story of the night she was scared, went to the closet, and felt secure again – watch out – she is…

judgeconcealedcarry

In Depth: D.C.’s Handgun Carry Ban Unconstitutional

Jul 28, 2014

A ruling by Senior United States District Court Judge Fredrick J. Scullin, Jr., released Saturday, ruled the District of Columbia’s longtime ban on the carrying of handguns outside of one’s home unconstitutional. This ruling is another blow to the District’s ridiculously oppressive firearms laws. The defendants in the case were Cathy Lanier, Police Chief and the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs were Tom G. Palmer, George Lyon, Edward Raymond, Amy McVey and the Second Amendment Foundation. The case hinged on the permit issuance aspect of the law in the District; in order to “bear” arms within the District, one must…

righttocarrydc

DC Ban on Concealed Carry Overturned

Jul 28, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At last, some good news in our constitutional rights to keep and bear arms! On Saturday, Federal Judge Frederick Scullin Jr wrote in his ruling based on Palmer vs District of Columbia that, basically, it is unconstitutional for the city to ban the public’s right to concealed carry. This case has been going on for five years now, dragging through the legal system with the power and speed of a hill-bound Hyundai. What’s remarkable is that Washington DC has been notoriously one of the most anti-gun cities in the country, and this decision now orders the city…

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The Psychology of Posture When Shooting

Jul 28, 2014

Most of us have experienced a parent or parents chiding them to maintain their posture.  This is usually happened at the dinner table when our families were seated during dinner or supper. It usually came from our mothers who would remind us to keep our elbows off the table, or our father telling us to stop sitting on our feet. They would tell us to sit up or stand straight – don’t slouch.  What they did not know, however, was that these matters of posture could come in handy at the range if they are applied correctly. One of the…

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Following Through on a Shot – Shaving off 3 MOA of Error

Jul 23, 2014

I absolutely love people, and I mean that honestly. In my opinion, there is nothing more fascinating than human nature.  I consider it the only thing on par with shooting. This is why I love my job. As an instructor, I have finally found a true canvas to which my analytic mind can paint. Being that they are based on literally thousands of students, these observations eventually became my standard course material. Of all the shooting fundamentals, none of them yield quite as many AHA! moments as follow through. I will always remember with absolute certainty that very moment when…

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Thieves Demand “Stuff”; Get Buckshot

Jul 25, 2014

David Calhoun 31 and Christopher A. Thomas 27 shot their way into an apartment in Pittsburgh and demanded “stuff,” according to a witness. Well, the tenant a 19 year-old unidentified man obliged by firing his shotgun at the intruders three times, killing Calhoun and critically wounding Thomas. When officers arrived on the scene at approximately 2:20 a.m., they found Calhoun inside the apartment dead and Thomas lying face down outside on the front steps with a handgun in close proximity. Thomas will be charged with aggravated assault, burglary, robbery, conspiracy and carrying a firearm without a license. Thomas was also…

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Federal Agents Hold Boy Scouts at Gunpoint

Jul 23, 2014

President Obama’s border patrol just got tough on immigration. An Iowa Boy Scout troop was in Canada on a three-week camping trip when they attempted to come back into the United States. Troop 111 encountered a no-nonsense border agent, who is camera-shy. When the agent stopped the scouts, one of the boys snapped a picture of the agent, and that is when things got all kinds of serious. Jim Fox, the scout master, explained, “The agent immediately confiscated his camera, informed him he would be arrested, fined possibly $10,000 and 10 years in prison.” This is funny because I seem…

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Introducing the Salvo 12, a Mass Produced Shotgun Suppressor

Jul 22, 2014

Who wants a suppressed shotgun?  If you raised your cyber-arm then you are in luck. A Utah company, SilencerCo held a launch party for a brand new shotgun suppressor. Now, this is not a “new” idea, as shotgun suppressors have been around, but they tended to be custom-made accouterments, as opposed to mass-produced accessories. Mike Aland, VP of marketing for SilencerCo, admits that his company didn’t invent the shotgun suppressor, but they have “invented a viable way to mass produce the silencer and make it available to the general public.” This new toy is modular in nature. At its longest, it…

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Beretta Moving Maryland Business to Tennessee

Jul 23, 2014

The Volunteer State has scored a major victory in attracting new business. Beretta announced Tuesday that it will be moving all of its Maryland based manufacturing to Tennessee, as opposed to the original plan, which called for just new products to be produced there and leaving legacy lines in Maryland. Jeff Cooper said in relation to the change of plans, “While we had originally planned to use the Tennessee facility for new equipment and for production of new product lines only, we have decided that it is more prudent from the point of view of our future welfare to move…

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The Second Strike of the Match: The Beginning of the American Revolution

Jul 23, 2014

Read Part I Here We left off with Col. Smith marching his soldiers towards Concord after their “victory” on Lexington Green.  It’s now early in the morning of April 19th, 1775.  Dr.  Samuel Prescott had been riding through dawn alerting colonist throughout Concord that the Regulars were out. He soon arrived in Acton, where he called upon the leader of the local minutemen, Captain Isaac Davis.  Davis was a young man in his thirties who lived at home with his wife Hannah and their children, who happened to be sick with canker rash, which in that day had a 50%…

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Quiz: How Gun Friendly Are You?

Jul 23, 2014

How gun friendly are you, really? Take the quiz to test yourself!

Top Products by MAG Tactical Systems

Jul 23, 2014

MAG Tactical Systems specializes in AR-15′s, M-16′s  and suppressors. All of their products are made in the USA.

Multi-Cal. Takedown Sniper Rifle by Nemesis Arms

Jul 23, 2014

Nemesis Arms presents the Vanquish Precision Multi-Caliber Takedown Sniper Rifle. From the case to the range, Nemesis Arms claims this product to be convenient, diverse and powerful.

PS1 and PAR Pocket Pistols by Heizer Defense (VIDEO)

Jul 23, 2014

Heizer Defense puts all of its energy into three simple, powerful pistols: The PS1, the PAR and the Hedy Jane.

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Bloomberg’s Vision of America

Jul 22, 2014

I can’t help but wonder if Michael Bloomberg is even living on the same planet as the rest of us. In a Rolling Stone interview published on Monday, the former New York mayor and founder of such anti-constitutional organizations as Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) and Everytown for Gun Safety tried to float a backhanded joke about rural Colorado voters. It seems that these same folks didn’t agree with Bloomberg on “his” new restrictive gun legislation and took it upon themselves to recall some state senators who had voted in favor of the new law. This exercise in political freedom…

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Naked Man with Gun Stops Burglar

Jul 22, 2014

GORGETOWN, TX — A naked man armed with a 9mm pistol confronted a burglar in his Georgetown home last week. The burglar was attempting a surreptitious burglary when the home owner (unidentified at his request) saw a flashlight pass by his bedroom door. The resident grabbed his 9mm pistol and nothing else. “I have a tattoo of the grim reaper, my hair is sticking up all crazy and I’m naked,” said the homeowner. “I’m not sure if the burglar was more afraid of me or the gun.” Awesome. A naked man with a grim reaper tattoo and a handgun. America…

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House Passes Amendment to Support 2nd Amendment in D.C.

Jul 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) proposed an amendment to the House appropriations bill, which, as you know, controls the budget for the District of Columbia. Representative Massie said, “The genesis was the opportunity — it was a limitation amendment on the appropriations bill. This amendment process gives rank and file members the opportunity to introduce legislation if they can’t get it to the floor through committee, so this was an opportunity for me to bring up the gun issue,” he continued,” There is only one year after D.C.’s handgun ban went into effect in 1977 where its murder…

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.223 Remington Cartridge VS. 5.56 NATO Cartridge

Jul 22, 2014

Looks the same to me.  So, why do some rifles have engraved on the receiver .223 Remington, some say 5.56, and some say both?  These two cartridges do look identical. Well, as the old saying goes, never judge a book by its cover.  These two cartridges are different and designed for different purposes. First off, let’s look at a little history of these popular rounds.  This all started back in the early 1950’s with a new company called ArmaLite Inc. The founder’s aim was to use advanced technology to produce smaller, lighter, and better firearms. By the mid-fifties, the company…

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Proposed Gun Control for Children by Rep. Robin Kelly

Jul 22, 2014

There is a new anti-gun lunatic in town, and she comes from… Chicago. I know that the surprise at this announcement is almost too much to bear. Yes, Chicago has produced yet another anti-constitutionalist. Kelly is filling the spot vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr. after his sentencing to Federal Prison (no more guns for him, but he can still hold political office—go figure). Kelly is bringing a new kind of crazy to the party, which is being sponsored by none other than Michael Bloomberg—anti-gun, anti-American and anti-civil rights. Yes, gun ownership falls under civil rights, as it is protected by…

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Cleveland Mayor Proposes Gun Control Legislation

Jul 21, 2014

CLEVELAND, OH—Mayor Frank Jackson is proposing new legislation to the city council that would re-do the city’s current gun laws. The new proposal would limit firearms purchases to one per person every 90 days. There would also be a new gun registry where convicted gun offenders would be required to register every year for a period of four years. This seems redundant, since people convicted of gun crimes are in a federal database which prevents them from gun ownership, but maybe he has never heard of it. According to Jackson, “We’ve taken thousands of guns off the streets of Cleveland…

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A Gun Need Not be Fired to be Effective

Jul 21, 2014

PORTLAND, OR—Bob Spiker Jr. of Portland, Oregon put his inheritance from his father to good use. He had a network of 32 cameras installed in his neighborhood to help deter criminal activity and provide evidence to the police if the need ever arose. The cameras caught an amazing event. Most of Spiker’s neighbors welcomed the cameras, as there had been a higher than normal rate of car burglaries and other property crimes, while some understandably had an issue with privacy concerns. But, almost all of the neighbors are now on-board after Spiker saw a burglary on his monitor and went…

moabmarathon

It’s Not Always as it Seems

Jul 21, 2014

When I started shooting, I found myself enjoying many aspects of the sport — most of which has been training, tactics, concealed carry, and to some degree, the gun debate. Ask my wife, and she’ll tell you I love a good debate. Tom Hudson and I have been good friends for many years. Tom knows my personality. We share opinions on a lot of issues. He also knows that if I have an idea or opinion, I’m going to share it.  When he suggested I should try writing for GunNews  giving a LEO perspective, I thought, What the heck. I…

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Defeating the Anti-Gunners, One Anti-Gunner at a Time (Part II)

Jul 21, 2014

Click here for Part I. FEAR – The Greatest Obstacle. The real obstacle to converting most anti-gunners into pro-gun-minded people is their personal fear of guns.  Please follow me on this. The vast majority of people who are openly anti-gun-minded are also personally afraid of guns themselves.  I cannot emphasize this enough – they are afraid of guns.  When you argue logic with a person who is afraid, you can be right as rain from now on, in every logical way, and they can still be afraid of guns and remain anti-gun-minded. If I can help you understand that most…

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Why Glock Has Yet to Make Me Truly Happy (Part II)

Jul 21, 2014

Click Here to read Part I I was heart broken.  The Sig P-229 and Sig P-220 were too expensive to begin with, and their heft or lack of a rail precluded it from any meaningful consideration.  The SigPro was within my budget, but I still couldn’t mount a light to it at a reasonable price.  It seemed that I could not win for losing!  Then, a miracle happened.  After searching eBay one day, I stumbled onto a rail adaptor for a Sig P-229 that would allow a tactical light to be mounted onto it.   Then, on the same day that…

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Detroit Finds More Guns, Less Crime

Jul 18, 2014

DETROIT, MI— The Chief of Police for the City of Detroit Michigan gets it. Chief James Craig has urged Detroiters to arm themselves in order to fight back against criminals in this city that was once a top city in the violent crimes category, but this statistic is changing, and it is changing for the better. Robberies are down 37 percent in 2014 as compared to last year, and there have been 22 percent fewer break-ins and 30 percent fewer carjackings. Chief Craig credits good police work and armed citizens. When commenting on the drop in crime, Craig said, “Criminals…

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The Big Guns — The M198

Jul 18, 2014

All of us know what happens to a military recruit when they make the mistake of referring to their rifle as a gun. Normally, one is afforded the opportunity to do push-ups or side straddle hops (jumping jacks). However, there is at least one area in which a soldier may refer to a weapon as a gun—the artillery. I spent six years as a 13B in the U.S. Army. I loved every minute of it. I was assigned to an M198 battery. The M198 is an enormous beast of a gun, weighing in at close to 16,000 lbs., 36 feet…

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