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Are Our Kids Really In Danger? -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New York’s SAFE Act -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BLM Cites “Safety Concerns” Regarding Retreat at the Bundy Ranch -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kahr Arms to Break Ground in May -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

University of Rhode Island Arms Campus Police -

Monday, April 14, 2014

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    Are Our Kids Really In Danger?

    We are familiar by now with the Moms Demand Action group which, if you are not familiar, is a group of women that want stricter gun laws to “protect” our children. The left would like everyone to believe that the leading cause of unnatural deaths among children 0-25 years of age are caused by guns–or, at the least, that guns are in the top five causes of death.  If a person was to come out of hibernation after 50 years and read statements by the left as well as groups like Moms Demand Action, they would be led to believe…

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    New York’s SAFE Act

    “The SAFE Act stops criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from buying a gun by requiring universal background checks on gun purchases, increases penalties for people who use illegal guns, mandates life in prison without parole for anyone who murders a first responder, and imposes the toughest assault weapons ban in the country. For hunters, sportsmen, and law abiding gun owners, this new law preserves and protects your right to buy, sell, keep or use your guns.” – Governor Andrew Cuomo Anyone who believes the above statement from Governor Cuomo will probably be interested in the unicorns that I am…

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    BLM Cites “Safety Concerns” Regarding Retreat at the Bundy Ranch

    I guess by now, we are all familiar with the story of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his dispute with the federal government over the land on which his family has been grazing cattle since the 1870s. Honestly, I can make neither heads nor tails of the whole situation. On one hand, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) claims that Bundy owes the US government over $1,000,000 in unpaid grazing fees. On the other, Bundy alleges that the BLM came on the scene only after he had tried to pay Clark County, Nevada for the rights to graze his cattle…

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    Kahr Arms to Break Ground in May

    Kahr Arms is planning to break ground on their new Corporate Headquarters in Pike County, Pennsylvania this May. Kahr bought a 600 acre plot in a business park in Pike County last year. Kahr Arms is leaving New York State because of the state’s decision to enact strict gun laws. Frank Harris, spokesperson for the business park, said, “We would like to have a firearms-friendly business park. If other companies want to leave states with more restrictive gun laws, such as Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York, this is a great place. We have lots available and we would put up…

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    University of Rhode Island Arms Campus Police

    KINGSTON, RI—The University of Rhode Island has the decision to allow their police officers to carry firearms. With this decision, all public universities now have armed police forces, and the University of Rhode Island was the last remaining holdout. University President David Dooley said in a statement announcing his decision, “In order to provide the safest environment possible and to ensure a timely response to any threat to the safety of our campuses, our police officers must be equipped properly to function as first responders.” The university took more than a year to come to this decision after a scare…

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Are Our Kids Really In Danger?

Apr 15, 2014

We are familiar by now with the Moms Demand Action group which, if you are not familiar, is a group of women that want stricter gun laws to “protect” our children. The left would like everyone to believe that the leading cause of unnatural deaths among children 0-25 years of age are caused by guns–or, at the least, that guns are in the top five causes of death.  If a person was to come out of hibernation after 50 years and read statements by the left as well as groups like Moms Demand Action, they would be led to believe…

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New York’s SAFE Act

Apr 15, 2014

“The SAFE Act stops criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from buying a gun by requiring universal background checks on gun purchases, increases penalties for people who use illegal guns, mandates life in prison without parole for anyone who murders a first responder, and imposes the toughest assault weapons ban in the country. For hunters, sportsmen, and law abiding gun owners, this new law preserves and protects your right to buy, sell, keep or use your guns.” – Governor Andrew Cuomo Anyone who believes the above statement from Governor Cuomo will probably be interested in the unicorns that I am…

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BLM Cites “Safety Concerns” Regarding Retreat at the Bundy Ranch

Apr 15, 2014

I guess by now, we are all familiar with the story of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his dispute with the federal government over the land on which his family has been grazing cattle since the 1870s. Honestly, I can make neither heads nor tails of the whole situation. On one hand, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) claims that Bundy owes the US government over $1,000,000 in unpaid grazing fees. On the other, Bundy alleges that the BLM came on the scene only after he had tried to pay Clark County, Nevada for the rights to graze his cattle…

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Kahr Arms to Break Ground in May

Apr 15, 2014

Kahr Arms is planning to break ground on their new Corporate Headquarters in Pike County, Pennsylvania this May. Kahr bought a 600 acre plot in a business park in Pike County last year. Kahr Arms is leaving New York State because of the state’s decision to enact strict gun laws. Frank Harris, spokesperson for the business park, said, “We would like to have a firearms-friendly business park. If other companies want to leave states with more restrictive gun laws, such as Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York, this is a great place. We have lots available and we would put up…

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University of Rhode Island Arms Campus Police

Apr 14, 2014

KINGSTON, RI—The University of Rhode Island has the decision to allow their police officers to carry firearms. With this decision, all public universities now have armed police forces, and the University of Rhode Island was the last remaining holdout. University President David Dooley said in a statement announcing his decision, “In order to provide the safest environment possible and to ensure a timely response to any threat to the safety of our campuses, our police officers must be equipped properly to function as first responders.” The university took more than a year to come to this decision after a scare…

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S&W 64-5

Apr 10, 2014

This past December, I was in my local gun shop looking to buy myself a Christmas present. I figured I had been a relatively good boy this year, so I deserved something as a reward. I did not want to spend very much money at all, and to be perfectly candid, I did not expect to find anything in my price range. Much to my surprise the store had a smith and Wesson 64-5 “police” trade-in. You will notice that I put police in quotes. This is because most of the 64-5s that are currently on the market weren’t actually…

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New York Gun Owners Soon to be Criminals

Apr 9, 2014

ALBANY, NY—I feel sorry for residents of New York State.  All of us have impending dread for the 15th of April because of tax deadlines, but the residents of New York also have a new gun law going into effect this same day. Gee, thanks, New York, way to make the 15th even worse! This new law requires gun owners to register any semi-automatic weapon that has a detachable magazine and at least one military feature. Nothing screams “government over-reach” like vague terms in laws. Think about it: A military feature could be sights, or the ever-dangerous bayonet lug. We…

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Heckler & Koch USP Compact .45 ACP

Apr 9, 2014

I recently got my grubby little paws on an HK USP compact .45 auto. Wow! What a neat, cleanly lined pistol. The USP (universal self-loading) compact is a polymer & steel design that is strong, lightweight (for a .45 auto), and easily concealable. The USP compact weighs 1.6 pounds unloaded. Its overall length is 7.09 inches. Its height is 5.06 inches, and has a barrel length of 3.8 inches. It has three-dot fixed sights, an ambidextrous magazine release, bobbed hammer, a de-cocking lever and a lock-out thumb safety. The grips are polymer and have a sand-like rough texture. The sights are very visible and you…

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The Moms are Back

Apr 9, 2014

The Mom Jean Posse is back in the news again, this time creating internet memes and holding unattended press conferences. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has recently created an internet meme that compares gun owners with the Marlboro Man from the 1970s.  In the meme, they have a picture of a man holding an AR-15 side by side with the Marlboro Man, captioned with the slogan, “Reality always catches up with fantasy. End America’s gun cancer now.” Of course, they reverted to internet memes because their followers aren’t actually smart enough to have any kind of debate…

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Convicted Felons And Firearms–What’s The Deal?

Apr 9, 2014

We all know the U.S. Code on convicted felons having firearms. Each state seems to have its own laws and rules as well. In my state, antique firearms and black powder guns with a flintlock or percussion type ignition system does not violate federal, or any state laws. A felon can possess, hunt, shoot , and utilize them. I for one, don’t have any problem with that. I have a friend who I have known for many years. He is honest and hard working, and he served in combat in Iraq. He was a local deputy sheriff for many years. He was a local law…

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Ft. Hood Shooting and Man’s Violent Nature

Apr 8, 2014

I purposefully held off writing about the Ft Hood shooting to give myself time to calm down and reflect on what had transpired as well as what can be done in the future to minimize the casualties. Do not kid yourself; this will happen again and again. Human nature is such that violence is a natural occurrence and a way for people to deal with their problems, albeit a horrible way. I am not, in any way, abdicating this monster from his responsibility for what he has done, nor am I condoning his actions. The truth is, I hope he…

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Good Gal With Gun Stops Bad Guy With Gun

Apr 8, 2014

FRISCO, TX– Right out of the NRA playbook and Wayne LaPierre’s lips, a Texas woman decided to follow her “woman’s intuition” and go out for a night on the town with her handgun. It turns out that, because of her preparation, she saved another woman during a robbery. The victim, Kim Lanphere, was waiting for the train at the Dallas Convention Center as she did regularly every week.  She had always felt safe until she had a run-in on Saturday, March 22, 2014 when she saw 23-year-old Jamail Koroma at the station.  Lanphere told police that she felt nervous with…

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Holder and Sharpton Spending Our Tax Dollars

Apr 8, 2014

As of today, our national debt is $17.5 trillion dollars. This number is almost too big to even comprehend. With this in mind, let me tell you that our esteemed Attorney General Eric Holder is spending our money to travel to and participate in Al Sharpton’s National Action (NAN) conference called “Gun Violence: American Holsters, How the Gun Won: Discussion of the 2nd Amendment, Gun Policy & Violence in the USA.” Eric Holder has been selected to introduce the panel that will discuss this topic. Who is on this panel? It is a virtual who’s-who in the anti-Second Amendment crowd:…

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Why Doesn’t the DOD Trust its Own Soldiers?

Apr 7, 2014

Even as the dust is still settling from last week’s deadly shooting on Fort Hood, the country is trying to come to grips with what might be the solution to this apparent epidemic. In the wake of the first Fort Hood incident in November 2009, security procedures were heightened on every military base in the country. Nowhere else in the nation are firearms so strictly regulated and controlled as on military installations. This approach, the absolute disarmament of anyone who actually abides by the rules, is apparently working no better on Fort Hood than anywhere else it has been enacted…

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16 Wounded and 4 Killed at Fort Hood Shooting

Apr 4, 2014

FORT HOOD–As the world quickly knew immediately afterwards, a Fort Hood shooting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday left 16 wounded and 3 killed, finally ending when the shooter turned the gun on himself. The shooter, Spc. Ivan Lopez, was an army truck driver who was deployed once for four months and never saw combat. He did, however, report a head injury when he returned. He was also under the watchful eye of his therapist, who said he had depression and anxiety issues. However, Lopez showed no apparent risks of violence prior to the shooting. While it is currently unknown as to…

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Emergency Powers Bills Gain Popularity

Apr 3, 2014

The effects of Hurricane Katrina can still be felt to this day. 2005 is a distant memory, but Katrina and her devastation will be felt for years to come. Most of us will never forget the images that came across the air waves during this catastrophic event.  The scariest moments of this tragedy were the scenes of lawlessness that raged throughout New Orleans. What was most shocking was the New Orleans Police Department seizing firearms from law abiding citizens and declaring martial law for all intents and purposes. A majority of states saw this action as intolerable and started working…

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Tracking a Dog-Killing Coyote

Apr 4, 2014

My phone rang about 4:40 a.m  this morning. I automatically assumed the worst. The caller was a neighbor that lives about two miles down the valley from me. I had trapped several bobcats for her in the past that had been killing her chickens. The morning of her call, she had heard a ruckus in her chicken house and got out of bed to go investigate. Her toy poodle, Oscar, ran out the door, barking wildly and beating her to the chicken house. The door latch was unlatched. Inside, she discovered two dead chickens. Miss “Mimi”, as everyone around here calls her, was very upset…

Video Tour: National Civil War Museum

Apr 3, 2014

While in Pennsylvania for the Great American Outdoor Show, the Gun News crew had the opportunity to have a private tour through the National Civil War Museum. This fascinating museum is full of artifacts and information about the Civil War, including the weapons used. Thank you to Mr. Kelly for letting us tour the museum!  

“You can’t just walk up and arrest him.”

Apr 2, 2014

I just had the opportunity to watch a very disturbing video that perfectly illustrates the general attitude of anti-gun liberal politicians toward law-abiding citizens exercising their 2nd amendment rights. The video was recorded during a televised debate between Danny Jones, the Mayor of Charleston, West Virginia and the state’s Senate Majority Leader, John Unger, on local CBS affiliate WOWK. The topic of the debate was the recent passage of West Virginia Senate Bill 317, which was sponsored by Senator Unger. SB 317, which passed the Senate by unanimous vote on March 25 and was approved by West Virginia Governor Tomblin…

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New Powder: CFE Pistol Powder

Apr 2, 2014

If your area is anything like mine, finding pistol powder is next to impossible. In fact, I think it is easier to find a liberal that supports the Second Amendment than pistol powder in your local gun store. Much to my surprise, I got a message from a friend of mine alerting me to the fact that my local gun shop had pistol powder in stock. I took my lunch break and went down to buy a couple of pounds, and to my surprise, the pistol powder in stock was the new Hodgdon CFE Pistol. A couple of years ago,…

Why Are We Paying To Fund Russian Propaganda?

Apr 1, 2014

A couple of years ago, one of the public television stations in my area, WYBE, began simulcasting the RT channel from their station in Philadelphia. Rebroadcasting of international programming is what WYBE mainly does. They carry NHK World, which is basically Japan’s answer to the BBC World Service and France 24, which is more of the same, just from a French perspective. Both networks are legitimate news services with credible journalists covering world news stories. The RT channel on the other hand is none of those things. RT stands for Russia Today and is little more than a tool of…

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Introducing New Writer, Greg Apgar

Mar 31, 2014

Greg was born in Toms River, New Jersey and his family moved to Pennsylvania when he was two. He spent the rest of his childhood in Pennsylvania. Greg started shooting at age ten and hunting at age 12 with his father. After graduating from high school, Greg entered the U.S. Navy and served aboard both the USS Missouri BB-63 and the USS Ogden LPD-5. While onboard the Missouri, he served as a deck seaman and was later assigned to a gunner’s mate division. Greg served as a primer man in a sixteen-inch gun turret during Operations Desert Shield and Desert…

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A Positive Police Trend

Mar 31, 2014

It is no secret that I have been critical of law enforcement in some of my articles, and I stand my ground on those articles and opinions. But, I also believe that credit must be given where credit is due, and there are some Sheriff’s Offices in the country that deserve some big kudos for their work in training citizens to use their concealed firearms responsibly. The Brevard County Sheriff, Wayne Ivey, conducted his monthly class entitled, “Self Defense Through Tactical Shooting and Decision Making.” This class teaches citizens self-defense topics, such as: Mental preparedness, legal discussions and ramifications, castle…

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Senator Leland Yee Pressured to Resign

Mar 31, 2014

State Senator Leland Yee is being pressured by high-ranking democrats to resign his state senate seat amidst his arrest and pending indictment on weapons trafficking as well as money laundering charges. Yee is beloved by the largely Filipino constituents of his district, and his weapons charges are stemming from his involvement with terrorist groups from the island of Mindanao. Mindanao is the largest southernmost island in the Philippines chain. This area has a very large Muslim population, and it is a group of Muslim radicals that Yee has been involved with. His fellow Democrats are in full damage control mode,…

Senator Arrested for Gun Trafficking

Democrat Senator Arrested for Gun Trafficking

Mar 27, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–As a resident of California (yeah, I’ve already heard it all) and an Oathkeeper, to wake up on the morning of March 26, 2014 and see my news feeds light up with this subject made me smile.  Several Federal and State Law Enforcement Agencies were executing arrest and search warrants at the conclusion of an undercover operation leading to the arrest of California State Senator Leland Yee.  Wait one second–you mean an evil Law Enforcement Agency conducted an operation against a gun grabbing, Democratic State Senator?  Pigs must be flying somewhere for that to happen (pun absolutely intended)….

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Kimber Of America Sporterized 1896 Swedish Mauser Review

Mar 28, 2014

This rifle is a diamond in the rough. About five years ago, I got the hankering for an all-weather, all-purpose hunting rifle. I researched many brands, calibers and designs. I was not real enthused about any I had seen thus far–.30-06, .270 Winchester, .243 Winchester, 7mm, .308, .257 Roberts–I just did not know. I wanted something big enough for most of North America’s game, yet small enough enough for varmint hunting, too. I accidentally found a rifle that I thought might just fit the bill. A fellow that I knew had a friend who was moving away. He was selling some hunting rifles, so I…

NRA Exclusive Interview: Great American Outdoor Show

Mar 28, 2014

HARRISBURG, PA–An NRA representative spoke with the Gun News crew at the Great American Outdoor Show this year about their recent involvement in the show. The NRA was heavily involved in the show at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for the first time this year, bringing new changes and benefits to the Great American Outdoor Show. Watch the video above to view the GunNews.com exclusive interview.

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Hollow Point Bullets Not Covered by 2nd Amendment

Mar 27, 2014

SAN FRANSISCO, CA–This week, the Ninth circuit court of Appeals upheld San Francisco’s ban on the sale of hollow point ammunition. Judge Sandra S. Ikuta, writing the opinion, states that, “San Francisco’s regulations do not destroy the Second Amendment right.” The three judge panel was unanimous in their decision upholding the law. The law outlaws the sale of any ammunition that does not have what they call a “sporting purpose.” This has been defined as hollow point bullets. Judge Ikuta writes referring to the law, “… not a substantial burden on the Second Amendment right itself because it did not…

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