November 25, 2014

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    Ending the .22LR Ammo Shortage

    My fellow shooters, Quite often, our students ask, “How long will the .22LR ammo shortage last?” and our answer is always, “Well, that’s up to us.” Now, before I go ahead and say what I am about to say, might I remind you these are only suggestions. Each shooter has their own individual ammo needs. We don’t claim to be any sort of “moral authority,” but merely wish to do our part in ending a hopeless situation. So, without further ado, here is some information that we hope will shine some light onto how much .22LR you REALLY need to keep…

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    How the Mid-Term Election Results Will Affect Gun Owners in the Short and Long Run

    I have to say that I am both optimistic and fearful of what may happen to gun owners in the future.  I’m more than a little relieved by the mid-term election results. We as Second Amendment supporters and conservatives won several Senate Seats, and will, in the end, come away with a decently-sized majority in the Senate.  (Notice that I said decently-sized, not good-sized majority.) While we can breath a sigh of relief for now, I think it is best consider a lot of the different consequences of this victory, both latent and manifest.  The first thing I’ll say about…

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    What Ferguson Teaches Us about Ourselves

    Ferguson, Missouri is preparing to become an international spectacle as the grand jury is set to announce its decision as to whether Officer Darren Wilson was justified in shooting Michael Brown, or if he will be charged with a crime. It is hard to say what their decision will be, but one can be assured that no matter the decision, people will be unhappy. If anything positive can come of situations like Ferguson, it will come because we as humans decide to look at ourselves, our behaviors, our beliefs and our attitudes and find what needs to be changed –…

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    Colt Defense LLC, Poised to Default

    Colt Defense LLC is poised to default on a couple of different financial obligations. The financial situation for Colt Defense is dire, to say the least. On November 17th, they owed a bond interest payment of $10.9 million to its bond holders. The payment of this interest is in jeopardy. Colt also has a loan agreement that has a drop dead date of December 31st, and Colt thinks that it is “probable” that they won’t comply with this. Colt’s credit rating has been dropped by Standard & Poor’s to a dismal CCC-; This, pus Colt’s bonds squarely in the junk…

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    Pastor, Leftist, Liar—Meet Philip Gulley

    Philip Gulley recently wrote an article in the ultra-left wing digital rag, salon.com. I am linking the article so that you, too can get you blood pressure to unhealthy levels. I feel that it is important to take these types of articles and examine them, line by line, and debunk the myths, lies and stupidity. Gully stands on the casket of Noah Pozner, a child killed in Sandy Hook, to make his claims that the Second Amendment, a “right” that he claims to have once supported.  According to Gulley, “Noah Pozner did nothing to change my mind, except die. Before he died,…

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Russia Now Allows Citizens to Concealed Carry

Nov 24, 2014

MOSCOW, RUSSIA — We live in strange times and while doing my research this past weekend I came across a news story that made me feel like I was in an episode of the Twilight Zone. Mother Russia has decided to allow its citizens to carry firearms for self-defense purposes. In the past, Russians could own firearms for hunting and sport only. This is the norm in most European nations when it comes to gun laws. Now, Vladimir Putin has decided that Russians will be allowed to defend themselves with firearms. Russia has the 5th highest murder rate in the…

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12 Year Old with Pellet Gun Killed by Police

Nov 24, 2014

Disclaimer: This story is extremely difficult to write. When I heard the news over the weekend that a 12-year-old had been killed by police, I was depressed, and to be honest, I had no intention of writing about it. This website and my articles had elicited at times some heated and nasty discussions about police and their role in recent shootings. I didn’t want this article to turn into another one of those nasty, mudslinging, comment flame wars, but I have an obligation to opine on current events like this one. I only ask for a modicum of civility in…

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Why Louisianans Should Kick Mary Landrieu Out of The Senate

Nov 24, 2014

About six years ago, people in the state of Louisiana made a terrible but well-meaning mistake.  They Elected Mary Landrieu to represent them in the United States Senate.  They thought it was a good idea because they were promised all kinds of help. Mary Landrieu said that she would work hard to help provide jobs that the State of Louisiana needed to continue the recovery from the Hurricane Katrina, but also to help the state prosper in the long run. Mrs. Landrieu also made specific promises to the state’s unemployed African-American population, saying that the contracts that would come from…

armatix

New Jersey’s Smart Gun Law Coming Home to Roost

Nov 24, 2014

In 2002, New Jersey passed a gun-control law of which the stated intent was to ensure that the “wrong” person didn’t get a hold of a handgun that they shouldn’t have. The law was to make sure that once technology became available to prevent this unauthorized person from using said handgun, then only handguns with this technology could be sold in New Jersey. This law was intended to outlaw handgun sales in the State of New Jersey. Lawmakers knew that handguns with this smart technology would be in and of itself cost prohibitive. But the real kicker here is that…

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Washington’s I-594 Forces Museum to Close WWII Exhibit

Nov 21, 2014

Washington State has been patting themselves on the back after passing I-594, a sweeping invasive law that makes universal background checks a reality. The law is ridiculous and is already having unintended consequences. Here’s a quick review of the law: Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 9.41 RCW to read as follows: (1)  All firearm sales or transfers, in whole or part in this state including without limitation a sale or transfer where either the purchaser or seller or transferee or transferor is in Washington, shall be subject to background checks unless specifically exempted by state or…

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D.C. Could be Held in Contempt of Court

Nov 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — If you recall, the District of Columbia was sued because of their laws infringing upon the Second Amendment, specifically the right to bear arms in public places. In the case Palmer v. D.C., Judge Frederick Scullin ruled in favor of the plaintiff, requiring D.C. to have a provision for the bearing of arms. The city council “complied” with the judge’s order and created a provision for applying for a carry permit. But, as with most political groups, the city council pulled a fast one on its citizens. The council passed a law which allows for the application…

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383 Reported Murders in Chicago This Year

Nov 20, 2014

According to the Chicago Tribune’s Redeye Report, Chicago has had 383 reported homicides in 2014 so far. That averages to more than one person a day being murdered in the almost-gun-free city. The death toll for this year is quickly catching up to the 2013 Chicago homicide rate, which is 421 deaths, which was actually an improvement from the 509 murders in Chicago reported in 2012. We still have 41 days to go this year, and there is no doubt that this year’s homicide rate will climb just as consistently as it has all year. Illinois’ gun control is some…

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Oregon Prepares its Own I-594

Nov 20, 2014

Two weeks ago, Washington State voters passed I-594 which expands background checks to cover all firearms sales and transfers, both in-store and private, while excluding immediate family gifting. This law is going to be a nightmare for gun owners and is much more restrictive than most people actually realize, and now that the democrats have gained more seats in the Oregon State Senate, they intend to pass their own version of I-594. Oregon has attempted to pass similar expansions to background checks in the past, but have been unsuccessful because of Senator Betsy Close, D-Scappoose and others who understand the…

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals Won’t Revisit CCW Ruling

Nov 19, 2014

SAN DIEGO, CA — Last February, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the county of San Diego in Southern California. In a 2-1 ruling, the court decided that a citizen does not have to provide a valid personal safety concern to be able to carry concealed in public areas. The court decided that the county’s regulations were too restrictive and infringed upon the Second Amendment rights of its citizens. The majority opinion stated, “Given this requirement, the ‘typical’ responsible, law-abiding citizen in San Diego County cannot bear arms in public for self-defense.” The majority ruled that the county…

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What Ferguson Teaches Us about Ourselves

Nov 19, 2014

Ferguson, Missouri is preparing to become an international spectacle as the grand jury is set to announce its decision as to whether Officer Darren Wilson was justified in shooting Michael Brown, or if he will be charged with a crime. It is hard to say what their decision will be, but one can be assured that no matter the decision, people will be unhappy. If anything positive can come of situations like Ferguson, it will come because we as humans decide to look at ourselves, our behaviors, our beliefs and our attitudes and find what needs to be changed –…

colt

Colt Defense LLC, Poised to Default

Nov 18, 2014

Colt Defense LLC is poised to default on a couple of different financial obligations. The financial situation for Colt Defense is dire, to say the least. On November 17th, they owed a bond interest payment of $10.9 million to its bond holders. The payment of this interest is in jeopardy. Colt also has a loan agreement that has a drop dead date of December 31st, and Colt thinks that it is “probable” that they won’t comply with this. Colt’s credit rating has been dropped by Standard & Poor’s to a dismal CCC-; This, pus Colt’s bonds squarely in the junk…

philllipgulley

Pastor, Leftist, Liar—Meet Philip Gulley

Nov 18, 2014

Philip Gulley recently wrote an article in the ultra-left wing digital rag, salon.com. I am linking the article so that you, too can get you blood pressure to unhealthy levels. I feel that it is important to take these types of articles and examine them, line by line, and debunk the myths, lies and stupidity. Gully stands on the casket of Noah Pozner, a child killed in Sandy Hook, to make his claims that the Second Amendment, a “right” that he claims to have once supported.  According to Gulley, “Noah Pozner did nothing to change my mind, except die. Before he died,…

ammoshortage

Ending the .22LR Ammo Shortage

Nov 17, 2014

My fellow shooters, Quite often, our students ask, “How long will the .22LR ammo shortage last?” and our answer is always, “Well, that’s up to us.” Now, before I go ahead and say what I am about to say, might I remind you these are only suggestions. Each shooter has their own individual ammo needs. We don’t claim to be any sort of “moral authority,” but merely wish to do our part in ending a hopeless situation. So, without further ado, here is some information that we hope will shine some light onto how much .22LR you REALLY need to keep…

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Gun Purchases Up, Crime Down

Nov 17, 2014

The Federal Bureau of Investigation released a report on November 10th, 2014 showing what we in the gun community have known forever: More guns equals less crime. Violent crime has dropped, as has property crimes. According to the report, “…the estimated number of violent crimes in 2013 decreased 4.4 percent when compared with 2012 figures, and the estimated number of property crimes decreased 4.1 percent. There were an estimated 1,163,146 violent crimes reported to law enforcement last year, along with an estimated 8,632,512 property crimes.” In 2013, Breitbart News reported that there had been 21,093,273 background checks performed on gun…

gunowner

How the Mid-Term Election Results Will Affect Gun Owners in the Short and Long Run

Nov 13, 2014

I have to say that I am both optimistic and fearful of what may happen to gun owners in the future.  I’m more than a little relieved by the mid-term election results. We as Second Amendment supporters and conservatives won several Senate Seats, and will, in the end, come away with a decently-sized majority in the Senate.  (Notice that I said decently-sized, not good-sized majority.) While we can breath a sigh of relief for now, I think it is best consider a lot of the different consequences of this victory, both latent and manifest.  The first thing I’ll say about…

Thank A Veteran

Any Day is a Good Day to Thank a Veteran

Nov 13, 2014

This past Tuesday, we celebrated Veteran’s Day. It’s kind of an interesting day because it is a day where veterans are offered free meals, discounts on services, reduced movie tickets etc. This is interesting to me because most of the veterans that I know (and I know many) shun any notoriety.  Most veterans went about their service with quiet dignity and anonymity, preferring to be part of a team rather than an individual. To have a day where one must announce to every clerk that one is a veteran is a little awkward. Don’t misunderstand me; recognizing our veterans is…

concealedcarry

America Agrees; Guns Save Lives

Nov 13, 2014

The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in December of 2012 has been a real turning point in the battle to protect the Second Amendment. The shooting was used by the left to sound the alarm and declare that guns are evil and need to be more strictly controlled. The National Rifle Association did not bend in its ideology that guns are not the problem, but that guns actually save lives; in fact Wayne LaPierre uttered these now famous words, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” LaPierre was crucified in…

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Boyd’s Ruger American Rifle Replacement Stocks

Nov 12, 2014

Last week, I received a brand new product that I have eagerly awaited since long before the manufacturer put it into production. A quick perusal of the online discussion forums will show that I wasn’t the only one. The product to which I am referring is the all-new laminated hardwood replacement stock for the very popular Ruger American Rifle from Boyd’s Gunstock Industries. I’ve had an American Rifle since shortly after Ruger introduced the model in 2012. The centerfire bolt-action rifle is a departure from the company’s earlier models, most notably the long-standing model 77, which is a very traditional…

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Good Guys With Guns Win, Again

Nov 12, 2014

I love sports, especially the NFL! I enjoy watching the highlight reels at the end of the game day and seeing all the scores scroll by. Some are totally expected and some are a total surprise. So, of course, I enjoy shooting scores, too!  No, not golf–you know, good guys versus bad guys. I think we should start a new channel just to showcase shooting scores.  I don’t mean the innocent unarmed against the thugs, gangsters, drug dealers, Zetas, MS113s, your everyday home invaders and carjackers, and so on.  I mean the good guys or girls with guns against the…

Loretta Lynch

Obama Announces New Attorney General Nominee, Loretta Lynch

Nov 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama has announced Loretta Lynch the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York as his nominee to replace Eric Holder. Lynch will need to be confirmed by the Senate before taking the reins of the embattled Department of Justice. The question remains — will she be confirmed by this current Senate or the one slated to be sworn in during January of next year? Lynch would be the first African-American woman to hold the post.  Lynch holds both an undergraduate degree and her law degree from Harvard. She has worked in the private sector…

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DOJ Dumps 64K Fast & Furious Documents on Congress

Nov 12, 2014

The night before the mid-term elections, the Department of Justice gave Congress 64,000 pages of documents relating to Operation fast and Furious. Congress has been trying to get these documents for years, and President Obama had attempted to obfuscate the documents under the guise of executive privilege. Congress has compelled Eric Holder to testify about his part in the Fast and Furious and the cover-ups that are suspected. Holder for his part has remained defiant in denying any part in cover-ups or other illegal activity by him or the administration. Last week, Judicial Watch, a private law firm, won their…

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Happy Veteran’s Day!

Nov 11, 2014

The GunNews team would like to thank all U.S. veterans and current service members for their sacrifices made for our freedoms and comfort. We honor you today and are keeping you in our minds and hearts. Thank you!

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The Police Should Not Self-Investigate—a True Story

Nov 11, 2014

I have written about what I see as a problem in which law enforcement agencies investigate themselves or their sister agencies when a crime has allegedly been committed. This issue is divisive and tends to be a sore topic amongst all of those concerned. Cops will say that they take investigating other cops very seriously and many citizens simply do not trust the police to conduct an honest and transparent investigation There is a story coming out of Utah concerns a man named Wade Butterfield who has been accused of stalking three women in the small town of Myton, Utah….

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Forster Reloading Dies – Measurable Improvement

Nov 11, 2014

The argument stems from just about any match in the country: What makes for better scores, practice or load development? While one can’t buy their way to better scores, a perfect rifle will never shoot a bad round straight no matter how good you are. As suspected, I am a proponent if getting your round as perfect as possible right off the bat. Practice can’t have variables. A shooter needs to be certain that their missed shots are from shooter error, not bad ammo. I really enjoy shooting service rifle matches. It doesn’t take an amazing rifle to hold 1.5…

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Conservatives—Not just Old Rich White Guys

Nov 10, 2014

There is a lot to digest from last week’s election. The American voters have sent a strong message to all politicians–a message for change and urgency in making these changes. Many of the old guard are gone and are being replaced with fresh faces. The hope is that these fresh faces lead to fresh ideas and a new modus operandi. One of the most interesting occurrences during this election was who was being elected from the Republican Party. In the past, democrats prided themselves on being the party of the people. They claimed that they reflected the diversity of the…

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Now What Do We Do?—Post 2014 Election Plan

Nov 7, 2014

The American people have spoken and liberals have paid a heavy price for their inaction and blatant disregard for American values. The republicans have been given an opportunity to control both houses of Congress and “right” the ship during the next two years. President Obama is now in a real predicament; he has astonishingly low approval numbers and has very few, if any, friends or allies left in Washington. This lack of friendly faces was evident even before the election as many democrats eschewed Obama’s offer to campaign for them in their tightly contested races for fear that they would…

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Dems Lose Big in Midterm Elections, But is it Enough?

Nov 5, 2014

The 2014 midterm elections are in the rearview mirror and the democrats got a big time wake-up call from the American electorate. States that have been traditionally democrat have now elected republicans to senate seats as well as governor’s mansions. What do these results really mean to us? Sadly, not much. The governors that have been elected in the above mentioned states seem more like liberals than conservatives. None of them came out and made strong stands in favor of the Second Amendment. Illinois has given Pat Quinn the boot in favor of Bruce Rauner. Rauner is a political office…

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An Election Note from Brian Buru

Nov 4, 2014

It was once said that “the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”  Notwithstanding the fact that the original speaker or writer of that quote remains elusive, it still holds true.  Much later, Edmund Burke famously wrote, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing” My friends in the firearms community, We have not always been as vigilant as we ought to have been.  We have sometimes believed that all that is required to maintain a vigilance was to keep a watchful eye on our current events.  Indeed, many have said, “I will take…


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