May 27, 2015

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    Man Disarmed by Police While Legally Open Carrying in Ohio

    TOLEDO, OH — Ohio resident Shawn Northrup and his wife, daughter, grandson, and dog were on a relaxing evening walk while he was legally openly carrying a handgun on his hip next to his cell phone. Northrup has no criminal history and is a simple man who enjoys his family, shooting, and other joys of life.  Nothing about this walk was out of the ordinary or illegal. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to keep Northrup from being disarmed, handcuffed, and threatened by a police officer in front of his family. A stranger on a motorcycle by the name of Alan Rose…

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    Armed Citizen Saves Police Officer from Violent Criminals

    An interesting story is coming out of Oklahoma, and it involves a rookie police officer, a burglary suspect and an armed citizen. On the 5th of May, officers Michael Lambert and Adam Eller responded to a residential burglary call. When they arrived, one of the two suspects was already gone. The remaining suspect, Jermaine Williams, fled the scene on foot. Officer Eller caught the suspect in a driveway, but during the pursuit, Eller had become separated from his partner. As Eller attempted to arrest Williams, a fight ensued, and Williams was able to get a hold of the officer’s baton…

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    Court Creates New Right: Freedom from Fear

    Civics class used to be required in high school. This class taught politics, law, and the history of our system of government. I paid close attention in civics because I liked it and, unlike math class, I was actually good at it. I never remember being told we have a right to be free from fear. Sure, Franklin Roosevelt said that we should be free from fear as part of his 4 freedoms, but that doesn’t mean that this new “right” is real, nor should it supersede the Bill of Rights. But in Illinois, the right to be free from…

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    UPS Now Refuses to Ship Suppressors

    Every day, United Parcel Service (UPS) delivers over 15 million packages around the world. Now, not one of those packages will contain suppressors. Recently, UPS made the decision to stop all shipping of suppressors, even between those who are licensed. So far, there have been no statements from UPS as to why this is. “NSSF is working with UPS executives to determine what prompted the enforcement of this unwarranted policy. We are unaware of any thefts or losses that would explain the shipping company’s sudden decision to enforce a prohibition against shipment,” the National Sports Shooting Foundation stated in a press release….

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    Proof that Gun-Free Zones Really Aren’t Gun-Free

    TAMPA, FL — A fan at a recent Tampa Bay Lightning game was arrested for bringing a gun into the “gun-free” arena. Lucas Cassidy, a concealed weapons permit holder, was going through security when his firearm set off the metal detector. Taking advantage of the crazy crowds being handled by the security guards, Cassidy simply showed the guards the keys in his pocket. The guards let him continue into the arena, unaware of his gun in his other pocket. A man saw Cassidy drop the gun in the restroom and alerted authorities. Cassidy was followed and arrested from his seat….

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D.C.’s May Issue Law Found Unconstitutional

May 26, 2015

The District of Columbia has been found, once again, to play some unfair cards against the U.S. Constitution. Recently, On Monday, May 18th, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against the may-issue rule for permits. Before July 26, 2014, D.C. upheld a law that restricted both the concealed and open carrying of handguns. On that date, the law was declared “unconstitutional” by U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr.; however, he issued a stay on the ruling until a substitute law could be determined. In September of 2014, Judge Scullin ruled the District of Columbia’s may-issue law, requiring those who desired…

Video: Armed Man Surprises His Carjacker (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)

May 22, 2015

A man named Hashim Fannin was parked in front of a store when a strange man quickly hopped into the passenger seat. The carjacker, 61-year-old Edgar Horn, told Fannin, “You know what this.” Before Horn could continue with whatever came next in his intended speech, Fannin pulled his gun out and pointed it at him. “I asked him to get out the car, probably not in those exact words,” Fannin said. “I told him no, there’s no leaving, leaving was before you hopped into my car … at this point there is not leaving.” Fannin then held Horn on the ground at gunpoint until…

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Supreme Court: Felons Can Sell Personal Firearms

May 22, 2015

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Monday on a case involving a former Border Patrol Agent that was convicted of drug charges and had his firearms confiscated. The defendant, Henderson, in the case wanted to sell his personal firearms and use the money. Lower courts ruled that this violated the law because felons are not allowed to possess firearms. The lower courts said that the defendant could not do so as this violated the law. The firearms would remain the property of the confiscating agency. SCOTUS ruled 9-0 that this violated the defendant’s rights. While a convicted felon…

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UPS Now Refuses to Ship Suppressors

May 21, 2015

Every day, United Parcel Service (UPS) delivers over 15 million packages around the world. Now, not one of those packages will contain suppressors. Recently, UPS made the decision to stop all shipping of suppressors, even between those who are licensed. So far, there have been no statements from UPS as to why this is. “NSSF is working with UPS executives to determine what prompted the enforcement of this unwarranted policy. We are unaware of any thefts or losses that would explain the shipping company’s sudden decision to enforce a prohibition against shipment,” the National Sports Shooting Foundation stated in a press release….

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Boy Scouts Ban Water Gun Fights Because It’s “Pointing a Firearm”

May 20, 2015

In a new list of approved activities for scouts the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) make clear that water gun fights are not allowed because “pointing a firearm” at someone–even a “simulated” firearm–is not “kind.” The ban on water gun fights was first addressed on a BSA blog, but was fleshed out in greater detail in the Boy Scouts of America National Shooting Manual. According to The Washington Times, scout leaders discussed the impetus behind the ban on a leadership blog, saying: “Why the rule? A Scouter once told me this explanation I liked quite a bit: A Scout is kind….

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Man Disarmed by Police While Legally Open Carrying in Ohio

May 19, 2015

TOLEDO, OH — Ohio resident Shawn Northrup and his wife, daughter, grandson, and dog were on a relaxing evening walk while he was legally openly carrying a handgun on his hip next to his cell phone. Northrup has no criminal history and is a simple man who enjoys his family, shooting, and other joys of life.  Nothing about this walk was out of the ordinary or illegal. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to keep Northrup from being disarmed, handcuffed, and threatened by a police officer in front of his family. A stranger on a motorcycle by the name of Alan Rose…

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Bloomberg Creates Everytown “News” Arm

May 19, 2015

Bloomberg, the maniacal former mayor of New York City, has announced the creation of a “news” arm of his anti-gun group, Everytown for Gun Safety. As you may remember, Everytown is the latest incarnation of the Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns group that suffered irreparable damage when the criminal pasts of its members came to light. The announcement coincides with the “journalism” seminar that Bloomberg is co-hosting with the Columbia School of Journalism in Arizona later this month. The seminar is reportedly to help select journalists to be better educated and more ethical when reporting on guns. I’m having a tough…

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Universal Background Checks: Let the Numbers Talk

May 15, 2015

Universal background checks are controversial even within the gun community. The debate as to whether they are worth the government’s time and taxpayer’s money contains loads of grey area. Recently, some relevant numbers surfaced from research by the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics. The following statistics from official reports reveal some truth about universal background checks for firearms purchasers. The DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that an average of 232,400 firearms are stolen each year, based on data from 2005 through 2010. Eighty percent are never recovered. (Source) As for gun crimes, the numbers add up very…

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Shooting Drills to Improve Accuracy

May 14, 2015

Is anyone else tired of all the sad, tragic news in the world? I know I’m getting burned out of writing about all of the killing and sadness. I’ve decided to write an article about the reason that we are all here—shooting. Shooting for shooting’s sake is fun and a great stress reliever, but there is also room for some drills that will help us improve our accuracy while testing our ability to shoot under the pressure of time. These drills are fun to shoot with friends as a competition. Trash talking is highly encouraged and also adds to the…

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Armed Citizen Saves Police Officer from Violent Criminals

May 12, 2015

An interesting story is coming out of Oklahoma, and it involves a rookie police officer, a burglary suspect and an armed citizen. On the 5th of May, officers Michael Lambert and Adam Eller responded to a residential burglary call. When they arrived, one of the two suspects was already gone. The remaining suspect, Jermaine Williams, fled the scene on foot. Officer Eller caught the suspect in a driveway, but during the pursuit, Eller had become separated from his partner. As Eller attempted to arrest Williams, a fight ensued, and Williams was able to get a hold of the officer’s baton…

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Proof that Gun-Free Zones Really Aren’t Gun-Free

May 11, 2015

TAMPA, FL — A fan at a recent Tampa Bay Lightning game was arrested for bringing a gun into the “gun-free” arena. Lucas Cassidy, a concealed weapons permit holder, was going through security when his firearm set off the metal detector. Taking advantage of the crazy crowds being handled by the security guards, Cassidy simply showed the guards the keys in his pocket. The guards let him continue into the arena, unaware of his gun in his other pocket. A man saw Cassidy drop the gun in the restroom and alerted authorities. Cassidy was followed and arrested from his seat….

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How A Heavy-Handed and Distrustful Government Led To The Events After Freddie Gray’s Death

May 11, 2015

I have found some rather interesting similarities over the past few years in regard to the mass protests and the nearly inevitable mobs and riots that take place in cases like the Freddie Gray incident.  To one degree or another, it all has to do with guns, or the lack thereof. When studying the events that have led to each of the full-scale riots that have occurred over the last seventy years, one thing has stood out: A fundamental lack of trust between a militant appearing state and an incrementally disarmed population. Heeding one of the versions of the saying…

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Review: James Madison Tactical 80% Lower Part 2

May 7, 2015

You can only tell so much about a product by  analyzing what it’s made from and reviewing specs. Today, we are going to take a look at the build process including the actual machining and the assembly of the Jams Madison Tactical GEN2 lower with a Palmetto State Armory MOE mil-spec lower parts kit. The James Madison Tactical 80% lower receiver comes with a polymer single use jig with templates for milling out the trigger pocket, hammer shelf, trigger hole, and for drilling the holes for the selector switch, the hammer, and trigger pins. The first thing you should know…

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Oklahoma School Employees to Carry Guns On Campus

May 6, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY — School districts in Oklahoma are now able to select designated school employees to carry firearms on school property. The bill was approved by the heavily Republican Senate and sent to Governor Mary Fallin (R). Those in favor of the bill say that it makes students safer, while opponents of the bill feel that the bill would do the exact opposite. Though Fallin’s office has made no comment as to whether she will approve the bill or not, she has advocated for expanding gun rights in the state. Specifically, the bill allows for school boards to appoint one…

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ISIS Terrorists Attack in Texas

May 6, 2015

GARLAND, TX — Over the weekend, a cartoon contest was attacked by two armed terrorists. The cartoon contest was a free speech event and featured depictions of Mohammed the Muslim prophet. The keynote speaker was Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician, who also happens to be on an Al Qaeda hit list. The shooters are Elton Simpson, a well-known criminal to the FBI since his conviction for terror-related charges, and Nadir Soofi, Simpson’s roommate. Simpson had tweeted, “May Allah accept us as mujahideen.” According to CNN, “The tweet from Simpson also said he and his fellow attacker had pledged loyalty to…


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