September 21, 2014

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Gun Buybacks In NJ Set to Expand -

Friday, September 19, 2014

Powder Coating Bullets -

Friday, September 19, 2014

Dead Ringer Drop Box Sights: A Perfect Training Tool for Hunters and Shotgun Enthusiast -

Friday, September 19, 2014

Building a Precision Rifle Part 2: Action and Stock -

Friday, September 19, 2014

Happy 67th Birthday, USAF -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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    Gun Buybacks In NJ Set to Expand

    TRENTON, NJ — The state of assembly recently passed a bill that would allow for the growth of gun buyback programs statewide. This new bill would require the state Attorney General to establish a statewide buyback program. This program would allow for the anonymous selling of firearms by adults in the state of New Jersey. The bill passed by a 53-22-5 vote. The Attorney General’s office has held 10 events since 2012 and claims to have purchased 16,000 firearms, including 7,300 handguns and 1,900 of what they have deemed “illegal” guns. “Gun violence claims lives every day,” said Assemblyman John…

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    Powder Coating Bullets

    I have recently come across a technique which eliminates the need for lube on cast bullets: Powder coating them. Yes, the same powder coating that one might see on fencing or other metal objects that need a durable finish. Powder coating bullets isn’t necessarily a new process for cast bullets, but it is relatively new compared to the length of time that people have been casting their own lead into bullets. It is certainly an interesting process with some pretty cool benefits. Benefits of powder coating include: Reduction in smoke—especially if shooting indoors Drastically reduced leading Similar ballistic performance to…

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    Dead Ringer Drop Box Sights: A Perfect Training Tool for Hunters and Shotgun Enthusiast

    As an instructor, it can be difficult sometimes to teach target acquisition to a student during a trap and skeet lesson. They may have started out shooting targets, but now are having quite a hard time making their shots count when their target is flying across the horizon instead of being stapled to a target stand fifty yards downrange. I am always on the lookout for unique products that make a great training aid for my students, and with “Dead Ringer Drop Box Sights,” I believe I have found a winner! The way Dead Ringer Drop Box Sights are designed…

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    Building a Precision Rifle Part 2: Action and Stock

    Read Part I: The Barrel Thanks for joining us again, folks, as we go a bit further down the rabbit hole of building a precision rifle. Putting together an accurate shooting package has many aspects. We will continue on with our segment by keeping each area brief, but also taking care not to leave out important information. Working our way back to the user, we come to the next links in our rifle system: The action and stock. Often discounted, these components play a pivotal role in overall accuracy. Much debate can be had over this next statement, but I…

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    Happy 67th Birthday, USAF

    The United Air Force is celebrating its 67th birthday today, and man, have they come a long way. The boys in blue were the red-headed step-child to the United States Army for many years until they made the split in 1947 just a couple of years after the end of World War II. During World War II, the men who flew and supported the flying missions were known as the Army Air Corps. The air superiority of the allies, specifically the U.S. Army Air Corps, is what turned the tide in World War II. The last 67 years has seen…

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Gun Buybacks In NJ Set to Expand

Sep 19, 2014

TRENTON, NJ — The state of assembly recently passed a bill that would allow for the growth of gun buyback programs statewide. This new bill would require the state Attorney General to establish a statewide buyback program. This program would allow for the anonymous selling of firearms by adults in the state of New Jersey. The bill passed by a 53-22-5 vote. The Attorney General’s office has held 10 events since 2012 and claims to have purchased 16,000 firearms, including 7,300 handguns and 1,900 of what they have deemed “illegal” guns. “Gun violence claims lives every day,” said Assemblyman John…

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Powder Coating Bullets

Sep 19, 2014

I have recently come across a technique which eliminates the need for lube on cast bullets: Powder coating them. Yes, the same powder coating that one might see on fencing or other metal objects that need a durable finish. Powder coating bullets isn’t necessarily a new process for cast bullets, but it is relatively new compared to the length of time that people have been casting their own lead into bullets. It is certainly an interesting process with some pretty cool benefits. Benefits of powder coating include: Reduction in smoke—especially if shooting indoors Drastically reduced leading Similar ballistic performance to…

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Dead Ringer Drop Box Sights: A Perfect Training Tool for Hunters and Shotgun Enthusiast

Sep 19, 2014

As an instructor, it can be difficult sometimes to teach target acquisition to a student during a trap and skeet lesson. They may have started out shooting targets, but now are having quite a hard time making their shots count when their target is flying across the horizon instead of being stapled to a target stand fifty yards downrange. I am always on the lookout for unique products that make a great training aid for my students, and with “Dead Ringer Drop Box Sights,” I believe I have found a winner! The way Dead Ringer Drop Box Sights are designed…

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Building a Precision Rifle Part 2: Action and Stock

Sep 19, 2014

Read Part I: The Barrel Thanks for joining us again, folks, as we go a bit further down the rabbit hole of building a precision rifle. Putting together an accurate shooting package has many aspects. We will continue on with our segment by keeping each area brief, but also taking care not to leave out important information. Working our way back to the user, we come to the next links in our rifle system: The action and stock. Often discounted, these components play a pivotal role in overall accuracy. Much debate can be had over this next statement, but I…

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Happy 67th Birthday, USAF

Sep 18, 2014

The United Air Force is celebrating its 67th birthday today, and man, have they come a long way. The boys in blue were the red-headed step-child to the United States Army for many years until they made the split in 1947 just a couple of years after the end of World War II. During World War II, the men who flew and supported the flying missions were known as the Army Air Corps. The air superiority of the allies, specifically the U.S. Army Air Corps, is what turned the tide in World War II. The last 67 years has seen…

Project Appleseed: Marksmanship Meets History

Sep 18, 2014

Project Appleseed is an all-volunteer organization completely devoted to teaching rifle marksmanship and early American heritage. To them, the two go hand-in-hand. According to the Project Appleseed website, “As our citizens’ knowledge of founding principles has declined, so too has our involvement in this government ‘of, by and for The People.’ Instead, our citizens seem all too content to relegate governmental decisions and knowledge to those that have been elected, all the while assuming these officials’ abilities and agendas are working on their behalf. We believe that if this trend continues, our country will be left with an expansive gulf…

Popular Products from Tactical Solutions

Sep 18, 2014

According to the Tactical Solutions website, “Tactical Solution’s innovative products are the highest quality in the industry and are widely used by top competitive shooters. Tactical Solution’s products are available at firearm dealers and sporting good stores throughout the world.” It is true, as we saw in person — these products truly are high-quality. Watch the video above for an introduction to some popular products from Tactical Solutions.

Kel Tec — Popular Products and a Look Ahead

Sep 18, 2014

Kel Tec, which has been growing rapidly for the past year, focuses on bringing to the market unique, high-performance firearms. The GunNews crew had the chance to interview a representative from the company, Chad, about Kel Tec’s products and what their customers have to look forward to in the near future.

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Harvey Weinstein Promises to Change, Then Doesn’t

Sep 17, 2014

Harvey Weinstein is about as famous as anyone can be in Hollywood. He has been the producer behind some of the most successful and critically acclaimed movies and TV shows in modern times. He is also a staunch supporter of gun control and an ardent opponent of the Second Amendment. What makes Harvey Weinstein a great target for writers like me is his duplicitous personality. Harvey does not think that we have gun laws in this country, and he said so on the now-defunct Piers Morgan show: “[T]his is the only the country in the world where we don’t have…

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Clark County Shooting Complex Gets New Sponsor

Sep 17, 2014

LAS VEGAS, NV — Clark County Shooting Complex, a large shooting destination in Las Vegas, has solidified a new sponsor for their range. Beretta U.S.A. Corporation has committed to providing the complex with 50 brand new Beretta firearms for the rental pool. With the donation of firearms and training for staff, Beretta will become the official sponsor of the rental operations and pro shop. Steve Carmichael, manager of the complex, believes that these new firearms will help attract even more shooters to the already-popular spot. “This will be the type of equipment that will really entice more tourist traffic to…

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Guns Don’t Kill People, Liberals Do

Sep 17, 2014

Liberals see guns as evil. They blame the gun for how a person uses it. This thinking (or lack thereof) shows a real disconnect from reality. Guns are inanimate objects. They don’t kill people, but liberals do. I’m sure some may be asking, “Why is he saying that liberals kill people?”  The answer is quite simple: I say it because it’s true. I should make a clarification – it’s not necessarily each individual liberal that directly kills, but the collective liberal agenda that kills people. The liberal agenda is quite fascinating to me. The goal is to enslave the uneducated and…

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Tell Me Lies, Sweet Little Lies: NY Times Reporter Debunks Assault Weapon Myths

Sep 16, 2014

I love Fleetwood Mac!  One of my favorite songs is “Little Lies.”  I never knew that this was a song about government, though, how odd is that?! What, you don’t believe me? Then, obviously, you never paid attention to the words! Here’s the chorus — tell me that is not the mantra we are humming? Tell me lies Tell me sweet little lies (Tell me lies, tell me, tell me lies) Oh, no, no you can’t disguise (You can’t disguise, no you can’t disguise) Tell me lies Tell me sweet little lies Friday, September 12th, 2014, will now become a…

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Respect the Gun, Respect the Person — Teaching New Shooters

Sep 16, 2014

It’s taken a while to really formulate my thoughts regarding some of the recent gun-related accidents that have happened over the past few months, and the conclusion that I’ve come to is this: I’m sick and tired of stupid fools who do not respect their firearms and who do not respect others enough show proper courtesy or restraint when exposing new shooters to our sport.  I’m not just talking about the recent incident in Arizona where a pretended range master was accidentally killed by his nine-year-old student, either. A few months ago, a group in South Carolina was having a…

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The .38 Special (+P) and Full-House Wadcutter Loads

Sep 16, 2014

Most commercial .38 Special ammo can be relied upon to produce only marginal performance from the short (<2”) barrels of the snub-nosed revolvers through which it is usually fired. Most .357 caliber bullets will not perform as they were designed to at the low velocities produced from such short barrels. It can often take an astonishing number of “good” hits to stop a determined attacker when “expanding” .38 bullets don’t. When you take into account the five-round (sometimes six) capacity of these revolvers, we are left with a very narrow margin of error in a self-defense situation. Some ammunition companies…

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Sig Sauer ATF Lawsuit Back On

Sep 15, 2014

Last spring, it was announced that Sig Sauer intended to sue the ATF. The suit is based on a new barrel that Sig Sauer has designed which incorporated an open baffle system to act as a muzzle brake. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has designated this unique muzzle brake as a silencer. Their ruling is because of the design of the brake. According to the ATF, “The submitted item is designed and constructed as a silencer component commonly referred to as a ‘monolithic baffle stack.’ ” Just as a refresher, a “silencer,” or more appropriately called a…

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A Rebuttal to Dan Foster M.D.

Sep 15, 2014

The Charleston Gazette recently published an article written by a respected physician and former State Senator. I believe that it is important that these articles are responded to refute specific issues raised by authors. Dr. Foster has a sincere belief that family physicians need to be involved in gun related deaths; what he deems as worse than the threat of terrorism. He begins his article by noting that he recently saw a cartoon of the late James Brady sitting in his wheel chair in front of a tank in an attempt by the cartoonist to equate James Brady and his foundation…

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Missouri Governor’s Veto Overridden

Sep 12, 2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recently vetoed Senate Bill 656 which allowed for school teachers to be armed and lowered the age to obtain a concealed carry permit from 21 to 19.  Nixon, a Democrat, has a history of vetoing pro-gun legislation. The law covers the following issues: Allows the open carrying of firearms in all localities with a carry permit.  Some localities currently have ordinances that ban open carrying of firearms, even by those with a valid carry permit. Allows a school district to designate a teacher or administrator to qualify as a school protection officer and carry a firearm…

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Utah Teacher Shoots Self in Leg At School

Sep 12, 2014

TAYLORSVILLE, UTAH — An elementary school teacher (who is still unnamed) shot herself in the leg Thursday morning before school started. The teacher shot herself at approximately 8:45 a.m. while she was in the bathroom. No students witnessed the shooting, although according to Granite District Spokesperson Ben Horsley, “a handful” of students may have heard the shot. Horsley also made sure to point out that no students were ever in danger. The school district has refused to release any information about the teacher other than to say that it is a female and she is in stable condition at the hospital. Some…

9/11 — A Nation in Healing

Sep 11, 2014

Thirteen years ago, as all of us remember so well, our country changed forever, as did thousands of families and the skyline of New York City. The National September 11th Museum has been opened for three years now (September 11, 2011). The memorial reminds us as Americans of the tragic loss of so many lives and that single day that brought us as a country together for a few moments, teaching us, once again, what it truly means to be an American. Some have uneasy feelings in their gut about restoring some normalcy to the area. Painful memories linger for Franklin…

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The New Face of Moms Demand Action, Erika Quinn

Sep 11, 2014

Don’t you love a feel good story, one that just makes you happy deep inside? I know I do. With this love for feel-good stories, I bring to you, my loyal readers, the new face of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Erika Quinn. This is by far my favorite group because they always give me something to write about. Moms Demand Action is a group of moms that were formed after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School a couple of years ago. According to their website, “Moms Demand Action envisions a country where all children and…

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New Jersey’s Double Standard — Ray Rice and Shaneen Allen

Sep 11, 2014

A new video released this week to the ever popular website TMZ.com shows Ray Rice, now former running back for the Baltimore Ravens, brutally punching his then fiancé in the head, knocking her unconscious. Rice was suspended for two entire football games when this incident first came to light. The New Jersey prosecutor, Jim McClain, also approved Rice for New Jersey’s Pre-Trial Intervention program. This program keeps Rice out of jail as long as he doesn’t commit any more crimes during a certain period of time. New Jersey Judge Michael Donio gave his stamp of approval for this Pre-Trial Intervention,…

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Facebook Bans User Over Gun Post

Sep 10, 2014

Facebook recently suspended the account of Gerry Emery, a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, for posting the following image on his page:  Courtesy of inquisitir.com Along with the posted picture was the following message: “Connecticut’s Gun Ban Is Worse Than Hitler’s Gun Ban: Recently, 100,000 state residents who went to bed as law-abiding citizens and woke up a felon facing prison time. Connecticut Governor Malloy continues to pressure the 100,000 Connecticut residents who have refused to register their guns, to do so, or face forced gun confiscation at their homes. Why is Malloy still Governor? Why aren’t these people…

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Cleveland Gun BuyBack Turns into Gun Auction

Sep 10, 2014

CLEVELAND, OH — The city of Cleveland recently held a gun buyback event, which netted them 270 guns. We all know just how stupid buyback programs are, but local gun groups turned out to make this buyback a little more profitable. Gun rights supporters came with cash in hand and purchased guns from the people looking to sell them. The real advantage was that the people selling their guns actually got more money than the city was willing to pay. These citizens also kept good guns from going into a scrap heap. Not all guns at this Cleveland Gun Buyback…

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Building A Precision Rifle, Part 1: The Barrel

Sep 9, 2014

Books can be and have been written on the subject of building a precision rifle. Many of them are very comprehensive, very technical and very hard to get through! Let’s take a blunt look at the features required to hit within minute of angle out to 1000 yards. This is not going to be a comparison article, in the traditional sense. Of course, I will express my personal picks on equipment; however, there are several models that have the features we will be discussing. Naturally, our quest begins with the rifle. When it comes to selecting or building a rifle,…

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How the ATF Uses Guilt by Association

Sep 9, 2014

It’s not a secret that the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco, Firearms and Explosives has had a severe problem in their leadership structure for the past few years. During this time, the agency (otherwise known as the ATF or BATFE) has seen several high-profile screw-ups. The vast majority of these have had everything to do with regional offices deciding that they can do things their own way, with little or no support, and with even less investigative skill. In essence, the ATF has become an agency that thinks they are above regular law enforcement. Many of us have heard of…

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Panera Bread Now a No-Gun Zone

Sep 8, 2014

Moms Demand Action has been putting pressure on Panera Bread, a popular sandwich-and-soup chain with more than 1,800 stores throughout the U.S. The company caved under the pressure and will no longer be allowing customers into the building who carry. In a released statement, the company said, “We ask that guns not be brought into this environment unless carried by an authorized law enforcement officer. Panera (PNRA) respects the rights of gun owners, but asks our customers to help preserve the environment we are working to create for our guests and associates.” Panera CEO Ron Shaich says that the company will not post anti-gun…

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back in California

Sep 8, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA — Just as it seems that we Californians make a bit of progress in securing the right to keep and bear arms, the other shoe drops and we have reevaluate where we are. In some cases, some of us might actually have to listen for footsteps coming from behind.  The reason for this is that the State of California has recently passed two new gun laws that it says will keep people safer.  (Yeah, I’ve heard that lie before, too.) The first of these two laws regards the “do-it-yourself” guns. These are the ones that the state thinks…



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