July 23, 2014

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    Bloomberg’s Vision of America

    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

    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.

    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

    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

    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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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…

223 vs. 5.56

.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…

repkelly

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…

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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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The Chiappa M9-22 Review

Jul 18, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to work with the Chiappa M9-22 both in my personal shooting and in a few of my NRA basic pistol classes. I chose this pistol because I always stand true to the idea that the best shooters are the ones who learned the fundamentals on a .22 and then later transitioned over to a center fire. This gets muscle memory working to a new shooter’s advantage, promotes good follow through and thwarts the flinch factor. So, many first-time shooters pick this up when their initial shooting experience is less then desirable because of excessive recoil…

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Obama Bans Russian-Made AKs with Executive Order 13662

Jul 17, 2014

Do you have a Russian manufactured AK style rifle or shotgun on order, or were you thinking about purchasing one? Not any more! Today, the U.S. Department of The Treasury has announced the president’s latest executive order (Executive Order 13662),slapping more sanctions on Russia for the Ukraine crisis. Today, the OFAC (The Office of Foreign Assets Control) is introducing sanctions targeting specific persons or entities. Among the names listed in these sanctions is one very familiar to almost all of us gun owners: Kalashnikov Concern and Izhmash R&D. Of course, Kalashnikov manufactures the original AK variants and Izhmash manufactures AK…

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Obama has Started a Muslim/Holy War

Jul 17, 2014

President Obama is much like other liberal Democrats. In fact, he is quintessential liberal Democrat: He is anti-war, unless he thinks that the war will be easy. He operates under the belief that the United States has been going around the world, causing all kinds of mischief. Most of all, he believes that the United States is the only international player in the world that does more harm than good. This way of thinking translates into foreign policy that says the United States should not interfere in the affairs of other nation’s international dealings except as a means of last…

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

Jul 17, 2014

The beginning of the American Revolution didn’t happen over night, and can be likened to the lighting of a match. A match doesn’t always light on the first strike, and may only emit a shower of sparks upon the second strike. It often takes a third strike to light the match so that the fire will burn strong, and so was the start of the American Revolution.  Over the next three articles, we’ll discuss the start of the American Revolution, talk about its unsung heroes, and learn of the actions of those who came before us, granting us the freedoms…

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Backyard Varmint Sniper, Part 2 (and an Introduction of my Friend, Jim Schneider)

Jul 17, 2014

So, how y’all doin today? I hope everyone was waiting for my second installment of Backyard Varmint Sniper with baited breath, because I couldn’t wait to write it! Last time, we left off with the different types of air guns that were best, in my not-so-humble opinion, for backyard varmint hunting.  This time, I’d like to cover firearms that fit the bill.  There are only a few options, as noise and other things you don’t want to blow holes in become a factor in this limited hunting area.  If you have a couple of acres, you might get away with…

Just Right Carbines Marine Model

Jul 17, 2014

Just Right Carbines is based in Canandaigua, New York USA. They specialize in the design and manufacture of quality carbine rifles for law enforcement, competition shooting, and civilian use. The JRC Marine Model features a stainless steel barrel and electro-less nickel plating to withstand the elements. It includes the take-down tube for easy storage/portability.

IWI-US Presents a Unique Rifle: Tavor SAR

Jul 17, 2014

IWI US, Inc., the US-based subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries, Ltd. (IWI), claims to provide customers in the American market the long-awaited and highly reputable firearm brands known world-wide for their outstanding performance and innovation. In this exclusive GunNews segment, a representative from the company presents the unique Tavor® SAR rifle.

The Corner Shot ® Military Weapon (VIDEO)

Jul 17, 2014

Corner Shot ® can change the nature of relevant operations by providing security forces with an effective tool to accurately pinpoint and engage a target, at minimal risk to their personal safety. Amos Golan, the inventor, one of Corner Shot’s founders and a former Anti-Terror Unit Commander, said: “I believe that the Corner Shot® weapon system can be extremely beneficial in the global war on terror. It protects soldiers’ lives and increases their chances of survival, while drastically improving their ability to gather information and transmit the combat scenario as well as pinpoint and engage targets out of their line…

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Illinois Man Denied FOID, Sues State

Jul 16, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, IL—Donn Malwick was convicted of check forgery in 1970 as well as theft in 1969. These convictions still haunt him to this day, even though Governor Jim Edgar pardoned him of these convictions in January of 1999. Who cares, right? This is where it gets interesting. Donn has applied for a Firearm Owner’s Identification card with the state of Illinois and was denied. The denial did come with an explanation of why he was denied FOID: He answered that he had been convicted of a felony. The tricky part here is that technically he had been convicted of a…

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“Smart Guns” Will Replace Your Guns (And It’s Inevitable)

Jul 16, 2014

I decided to write an article about the subject of Smart Guns, mainly because it’s a subject that all sides of the great gun debate seem to want to avoid almost at all costs.  That’s reason enough! I soon started understanding some of the reasons this subject is being avoided.  Nothing about this thing is black and white.   And many of the “issues” surrounding “smart guns” are extremely fluid because the issues involve technology, which is advancing at an alarming rate. “Smart guns” is not a term isolated to a few proposed laws requiring certain technology to be installed on…

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Texas Teachers Get Firearms Training

Jul 16, 2014

FORT WORTH, TX — Seven teachers and school administrators are receiving training this week to become school marshals. This is the first class in what is anticipated to be an ongoing effort to train teachers to respond to lethal situations at their respective schools. The training covers the use of firearms, violence prevention and active shooter scenarios. The marshals have arrest powers, but can only respond when the situation involves deadly force. They will not be called upon to deal with routine incidents at the school. According to Rafael Peres, an instructor for the course, “They are to respond when…

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The War Against Police

Jul 16, 2014

When I got into law enforcement, the threat against cops seemed easier to see. Easier to discern. Gang bangers and Neo-Nazis wore their colors proudly. We were trained how to read the tattoos, dress styles and haircuts. As I became an officer working with gangs, I became more proficient and knowledgeable. I will openly admit, it’s fun for me to be able to look at someone’s tattoos and educate a new officer the history of every tattoo that person his wearing–especially if the individual is trying to tell the officer he has no gang history. More than once, a gang…

Man Robs Store, Clerk Opens Fire (SURVEILLANCE VIDEO)

Jul 15, 2014

NORTON SHORES, MI — A gas station worker was held at gun point by an armed robber early on the morning of the 14th of July. The suspect, as of yet to be identified, entered the store wearing a ski mask and brandishing a revolver. It is unclear exactly what the criminal’s intent was besides robbing the store. The suspect forced the worker, a 24 year-old Muskegon Heights resident, to the back of the store, where the thief had cigarettes loaded into his backpack. The clerk at this point rightfully began fearing for his life. It has happened more than…

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Injured Boy Gets Service Dog from Gun Club

Jul 15, 2014

TAMPA, FL — This past weekend, a gun club in Tampa, Florida held a fund raiser for a small boy who was wounded in a drive-by shooting last year. In 2013, Davien Martinez was in his home when someone fired a shot, striking him in the head and causing major damage. Davien has spent the last year in and out of hospitals undergoing surgeries and rehabilitation to try to normalize his life. According Davien, “A bullet went through my mommy’s bedroom window and went down my head, all the way to my right eye and lodged in my jaw.” This…

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Boise State University Attempts to Stifle 1st Amendment

Jul 15, 2014

BOISE, ID — Boise State University recently attempted to stifle the First Amendment rights of a college club by charging extra, undisclosed, last-minute fees to a group that was sponsoring a speech by Dick Heller or Heller v. District of Columbia fame. The speech was sponsored by Young Americans for Liberty, a freedom-oriented student group, which is part of the campus student groups. The problem arose when, the day before the event, the YAL was hit with a fee of $465. This fee was never discussed beforehand and came at the last minute. College clubs have a difficult enough time…

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Guns and Women, Taking the Scene by Force

Jul 15, 2014

There is a misconception that women, together with guns, are a new phenomenon.  To be honest, it is not new, nor is it a phenomenon at all!  The media is the one bringing women shooters to the forefront. Well, besides a whole list of female shooters who can put many of us men to shame on the range — young girls and older women alike. There are many historical accounts of women shooters making history. Let’s just review a few. An account in Womensmemorial.org recounts that in 1775, Sarah Shattuck, Prudence Wright, and other women of Groton, MA dressed like…

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