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The power of pigs: tension and taboo in Haifa, Israel

It might be an exaggeration to say a boar broke the internet. But when someone posted an image of wild boar sleeping on a mattress and surrounded by garbage from a recently-raided dumpster in Haifa, Israel in March, Twitter briefly erupted.Not everyone is thrilled about Haifa’s suid inhabitants, which roam the city, eat trash, and sometimes attack people. In a recent article in The New York Times, Patrick Kingsley documents the uneasy relationship, not only between people and pigs, but also betw...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, Israel, Religion, United States, Judaism, New York Times, Middle East, Christianity, Islam, Prejudice, Benjamin Netanyahu, Taboo, Kingsley, Haifa


The Invincible Revolver Made for Special Forces is Back: The Manurhin MR73

The MR73 is coming back. Yes, you read that right. The legendary Manurhin MR73 revolver is being imported again into the United States, and this time it’s through the oldest gun manufacturer in the world, Beretta. James Reeves gets his hands on this $3,300 masterwork of a combat revolver built for the elite French GIGN […] Read More … The post The Invincible Revolver Made for Special Forces is Back: The Manurhin MR73 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Revolver, United States, Beretta, TFBTV, Gign, Manurhin M73, Beretta James Reeves


Spartan Armor Systems Introduce Hercules Level IV Ceramic Body Armor

Spartan Armor Systems New Hercules Level IV Armor Tucson, Ariz. (Ammoland.com) – Spartan Armor Systems®, manufacturers of American-designed and made body armor, tactical gear, and targets, unveil the new Hercules Level IV Ceramic Body Armor, made at the Spartan Armor Systems facility in Arizona. The Hercules level IV body armor plate has been thoroughly tested by an independent NIJ Certified laboratory. The Hercules offers wearers maximum protection without sacrificing comfort. Designed using ...
Tags: Guns, United States, Gear, Arizona, Hercules, Tucson, NIJ, Self Defense, Body Armor, Facebook Instagram YouTube, TUCSON Ariz Ammoland, Spartan Armor Systems


NRA-ILA Responds to Bloomberg Columnist’s Piece, “A Civilized Society”

Bloomberg anti-gun columnist Sir Max Hastings missing the point entirely on his recent anti-gun article. IMG NRA-ILA. U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Bloomberg columnist Sir Max Hastings shares his thoughts on guns, crime, and the differences between his native Britain and the United States in “I Grew Up on Guns. Now I’ve Learned to Love Firearm Control.” Having a father who had brought home keepsake firearms from the Second World War, he claims he became “exceptionally proficient” at taking apart and...
Tags: Guns, Mexico, Russia, America, Bloomberg, Thailand, Britain, United States, Belgium, Brazil, Guatemala, Lithuania, Costa Rica, Eastern Europe, Max, Tony Martin


Nearly Half of All U.S. Counties Are Now Second Amendment Sanctuaries

The Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Reporting Project. by Lee Williams 2A Sanctuary Counties National Map Updated March 1, 2021. The number of states, counties, and cities declaring themselves Second Amendment Sanctuaries is skyrocketing. Map courtesy of sanctuarycounties.com, and used with their permission. An updated map is coming soon. USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- What the media isn’t telling you: Nearly half of all U.S. Counties are now Second Amendment Sanctuaries! There are few s...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Usa, Texas, Guns, Obama, Kentucky, Virginia, America, West Virginia, United States, Wyoming, Davis, Michigan, Biden, Lee


POTD: U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition

In today’s Photo Of The Day, we’re going to look closer at the U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition. Sniper Teams from across the United States traveled to Fort Benning, Georgia, to compete in the U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition. This happened in mid-April 2021. Below: Remington MSR by the looks of it, on an Atlas […] Read More … The post POTD: U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, United States, Photo of the Day, Fort Benning Georgia, Remington Msr, Remington Precision Sniper Rifle, Sniper Competition, U S Army Best


West Virginia Governor Signs Second Amendment Preservation Act

West Virginia just passed preemptive legislation to protect citizen’s gun rights. West Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- West Virginia has joined the list of Second Amendment sanctuaries with the passage of HB2694, the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act. Governor Jim Justice signed the measure into law, meaning it will take effect on July 9, according to the website of the West Virginia state legislature. The text of the legislation includes significant barriers to the use of state and local law enforc...
Tags: Guns, West Virginia, Reagan, Joe Biden, United States, Gun Rights, Second Amendment, Harold, Jim Justice, Gun Rights News, Gun Owners of America, Harold Hutchison, Soldier of Fortune, State of West Virginia Inconsistent


Guatemalan Man Charged with Multiple Firearm Charges

Guatemalan Man Charged with Multiple Firearm Charges istock Minnesota – -(AmmoLand.com)- Acting United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Guatemala City, Guatemala, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Delivering Package with Firearms without Written Notice to the Carrier, Transferring Firearms to Out of State Resident, Making False Statement in Connection with a Purchase of Firearms, and Smuggling Goods from the United States. Jordi Raul Rogel-Rodas, a/k/a “Jordy Rau...
Tags: Minnesota, Guns, United States, Guatemala, ATF, Guatemala City Guatemala, Shooting Industry News, Dennis Holmes, Jordi Raul Rogel Rodas, Veronica L Duffy, Rogel Rodas, Jeffrey C Clapper


A Pro-Gun Brit Responds To ‘Sir Max’ & His Anti-Gun Foolishness ~ VIDEO

Editor’s note: This guest column from Martin Hyde – an American businessman who immigrated from England to Florida 22 years ago – was written in response to an editorial from the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Reporting Project. Mr. Hyde is primarying Congressman Vern Buchanan, R-FL16, because of Buchanan’s support for HB8. by Martin Hyde A Pro-Gun Brit Responds To ‘Sir Max’ & His Anti-Gun Foolishness USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The article by “Sir Max” Hastings pontificating on thin...
Tags: Florida, UK, England, New York, Guns, China, US, America, Bbc, Taiwan, Rome, Britain, United States, United Kingdom, House, Oxford University


Louisiana Governor Threatens Veto, Senate Passes Constitutional Carry

Louisiana Senate passed constitutional carry yesterday. IMG NRA-iLA U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, has said he will veto any Constitutional carry bill that arrives on his desk. From apnews.com: BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards indicated Thursday that he will use his veto pen to strike down a bill that would remove the requirement that gun owners have a permit to carry concealed firearms, if the proposal reaches his desk. On 27 April 2021, the Lou...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Senate, Department Of Defense, United States, Tennessee, House, Arizona, Louisiana, South Carolina, Abbott, John Bel Edwards, Edwards, Louisiana House, Louisiana Senate, Oil City


Free Range Aoudad Hunting Offers Challenging Hunt

Aoudad are large sheep that originated in Africa. IMG Brandon Butler U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Every once in a while, Lady Luck lays her hand on your shoulder and serves up an unexpected success. Such was the case for me on a recent aoudad hunt in New Mexico with my good friend, Jesse Duebel, the executive director of the New Mexico Wildlife Federation. Aoudad, which are actually Barbary sheep, are native to North Africa. They survive where other species can’t, in some of the roughest, rockiest,...
Tags: Guns, Africa, United States, Missouri, New Mexico, North America, Albuquerque, North Africa, Jesse, West Texas, Heinrich, Fred Bear, Martin Heinrich, University of Missouri He, Shooting Industry News, Aoudad


What I Read in April: Part 1

Time for another quick round-up of the books I've read and listened to lately. I finished 16 books in April, most of them audiobooks. Why so many books? I spent the month doing some major paper shredding and cleaning out a storage room. All that gave me hours of good listening time! Here is part 1 of what I read last month, in the order I finished each book (part 2 will go live on Thursday). Note that the following thoughts are also available on Goodreads. Thanks to the publishers and to Libro....
Tags: Books, Florida, London, Australia, California, Nigeria, United States, Connecticut, Paris, Manhattan, Jane Austen, Anna, Mitchell, Thompson, Billy, Tolstoy


Lyricism as activism: Sigurd Olson and The Singing Wilderness

On the northwestern side of the Great Lakes, at the border between the United States and Canada, there is a lake country called Quetico-Superior, known for its unsurpassed beauty and wilderness. This is the home of the influential environmentalist and writer Sigurd Olson (1899-1982). He served as President of the Wilderness Society and the National Parks Association, working also as a consultant to the government on wilderness preservation and ecological problems. At the same time, he earned pop...
Tags: Books, Featured, Activism, Minneapolis, Poetry, Canada, United States, Literature, Philosophy, Lake Michigan, Olson, University of Minnesota Press, Arts & Humanities, John Burroughs, Wilderness Society, Lyricism


BARRETT Announces Joel Miller as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

L to R: Ronnie Barrett, CEO; Joel Miller, VP of Sales & Marketing; Sam Shallenberger, President U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc. is proud to announce the recent promotion of Joel Miller to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Joel has been with Barrett since 2017, most recently serving as Director of Global Military Sales. His work directing the US Military Sales team lead to the adoption of the MRAD, MK22 rifle system with separate contract awards for USSOCOM a...
Tags: Guns, West Point, United States, State Department, US Army, Joel, Ronnie, Barrett, USSOCOM, Tulane University, Joel Miller, US Military Academy, Shooting Industry News, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Inc, Ronnie Barrett


The Rimfire Report: Rimfire and the Next Generation of Gun Enthusiasts

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This series is all about the rimfire firearm world and its sports, guns, gear, and ammunition. This week I want to dive into a topic that I have been thinking a lot about over the last couple of months. In the United States and abroad, firearms […] Read More … The post The Rimfire Report: Rimfire and the Next Generation of Gun Enthusiasts appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, United States, Editorial, Rimfire, 22LR, Steel Challenge, Youth Shooting, The Rimfire Report, 17hmr, Rimfire Precision


SC: Open Carry Recalled from Judiciary; Full Senate Debate to Come

SC: Open Carry Recalled from Judiciary; Full Senate Debate to Come, iStock-884217816 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On 27 April, 2021, the Senate Judiciary subcommittee failed to vote on Open Carry with Training, HB3094. An activist had written, in 2018, the Judiciary committee is where gun reform bills go to die. He seemed to be prescient, from long experience. Then the unexpected happened. The Senate voted to recall HB3094 from the Judiciary committee. A recall vote for a bill is not common, bu...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Senate, Department Of Defense, United States, House, Arizona, Louisiana, Biden, Open Carry, South Carolina, Rice, Martin, Henry McMaster, Larry Martin, South Carolina House


SASP Hires James Hall As DOD of International Disciplines

The SASP announced it hired James Hall as Director of Development for newly established International Disciplines. IMG SASP U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) proudly selects James Hall as the Director of Development for newly established International Disciplines of 10 Meter Air Rifle, 10 Meter Air Pistol, and Sport Pistol. A current member of the USA National Pistol Team, Hall secured the first U.S. quota spot in air pistol for the postponed Olympics in Tok...
Tags: Guns, United States, Tokyo, Ncaa, James, Cmp, USA Shooting, SASP, USAS, James Hall, Jacksonville State University, Competitive Shooting News, National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF, Scholastic Action Shooting Program, Scholastic Clay Target Program SCTP, Scholastic Action Shooting Program SASP


NSSF PSA Reminds Recreational Shooters to Help Prevent Wildfires

The NSSF reminds shooters to be careful during dry spells not to accidentally start forest fires. IMG iStock-1198540877 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- With 90 percent of wildland fires in the United States caused by human actions, the National Shooting Sports Foundation is reminding outdoor recreationists, including target shooters and hunters, to take precautions so they don’t accidentally ignite a wildfire. NSSF’s “Help Prevent Wildfires” public service announcements campaign provides video and aud...
Tags: Guns, United States, National Shooting Sports Foundation, IMG, NSSF, Conservation News, National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF, Joe Bartozzi


How Texans Lost the Right to Bear Handguns

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- During the debate over HB1927, in the Texas Senate Special Committee on Constitutional Issues, Senator Eddie Lucio (D) made a startling assertion. He stated Texans could not have the right to bear arms restored because the right to bear arms has not been infringed. At about 05:01:50, He asked, During the testimony of Andi Turner, Legislative Director for the Texas State Rifle Association: When did we lose them?… Later he said, about 05:04:30 : We never lost the right ...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, SEC, Dodge, Bowie, State, Legislature, Matt Dillon, Weingarten, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team


Winchester Continues as Official Ammunition of SCTP in 2021

Winchester Ammunition has renewed its support for the SCTP in 2021. IMG Winchester Ammunition U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Winchester announces its continuation as the official ammunition of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) in 2021. The shooting sports continue to see an unprecedented level of participation in 2021, with perhaps none growing quite as fast as SCTP. “It has certainly been an interesting year for our program, but we have adapted and kept kids shooting all across the United St...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, United States, Winchester, NSSF, Matt Campbell, Competitive Shooting News, Winchester Ammunition, Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation SSSF, Scholastic Clay Target Program SCTP, SCTP, Tom Wondrash SCTP, SCTP International Team, Winchester Continues


The Case for More Guns, Learn to Think Like The Sheep Who Chose to Be Unarmed

Courtesy Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- People in the gun culture often express amazement about people who want them disarmed. They ascribe the desire to hostility and malice. It may be true for a minority of those who actively wish for a disarmed population.  A significant number, likely a majority, have made a voluntary decision to be unarmed. It is important to know your opponent and to understand their motives. Three years ago, this correspondent wrote an essay on how to underst...
Tags: Usa, Guns, US, Department Of Defense, Chicago, United States, Arizona, Mindset, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing, Courtesy Dean Weingarten, Voluntarily Unarmed, Ferguson Missouri This


Knowing Your Background

Among the great purging of books I'm doing, the filter for keeping a physical hard copy on the shelf is somewhere between "Am I going to read this again?" and "Is it of enough personal significance that I want the actual dead tree book as opposed to just a file on a device?" The latest series to fall under scrutiny is Jack Whyte's Camulod Chronicles. I really love the premise and late Classical to early post-Roman Britain is a fascinating historical setting for me. In the early Fifth Century, ...
Tags: Books, Guns, History, Britain, United States, Merlin, Lake, Blog Stuff, Swords, John Boorman, Tam, Roman Britain, Arthur, Imperial, Wome, Brown Bess


New Survey Affirms More Americans Support Gun Rights & NOT Gun-Control ~ VIDEO

New Survey Affirms More Americans Support Gun Rights Than Want Gun Control BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- A new Washington Post-ABC News survey revealing support for Second Amendment protection has risen by 9 percent, while support for new gun control laws has declined 7 percent, shows Americans are waking up to the importance of gun ownership, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. “This public awakening to the importance of protecting the right to own a fir...
Tags: Guns, Washington Post, United States, Capitol Hill, Abc News, McLaughlin, Gottlieb, Rasmussen, Washington Post ABC News, Alan Gottlieb, Gun Rights News, Citizens Committee, Democrats War on Guns, CCRKBA, Gun Polls, Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel


CZ-USA’s New Stunning Series of All-Terrain Shotguns

CZ adds new models to its all-terrain product lineup. IMG CZ-USA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Kansas City, KS (April 28, 2021) – Several of CZ-USA’s most popular shotguns are available in their All-Terrain Series, which features an OD Green Cerakote finish and walnut stock for the best in all-season durability and elegant design. Likewise, four break-barrel models feature an innovative patent-pending earth magnet design to keep shotgun shells in place when bird hunters are most active in the field....
Tags: Usa, Guns, Czech Republic, United States, Gear, Kansas City Kansas, Dan Wesson, CZ-USA, IMG CZ USA U S A AmmoLand com Kansas City KS


Proof FBI’s NICS Firearms-Background-Check is Gathering Our Private Info for INTERPOL

NICS User Guide Shows the FBI is Sharing Information With INTERPOL. Proof FBI’s NICS Firearms-Background-Check is Gathering Our Private Info for INTERPOL, iStock-uzenzen 1175397475 WASHINGTON, D.C. –-(Ammoland.com)- Gun Owners of America has obtained and supplied AmmoLand News with copies of the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) User Manual. [embedded and linked below] The first copy of the User Manual was obtained from a GOA’s initiated Freedom of Information Ac...
Tags: Guns, California, Washington, Fbi, United States, Arizona, Foia, John, Goa, Interpol, Nra, Northern Virginia, NICS, NCIC, Gun Rights News, Shooting Industry News


2A Incrementalism vs All or Nothing: Restoring Second Amendment Rights

Dean Weingarten on the steps of the Supreme Court. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- This correspondent has been involved in the struggle to restore Second Amendment rights for more than 50 years. For much of that period, many of those who wanted the Second Amendment to be honored in the United States asked a simple question: Why doesn’t the NRA[or any other pro 2A group] bring a case to the Supreme Court? The assumption was the Supreme Court would rule in favor of the clear “shall not be infringed” ...
Tags: Utah, Guns, Supreme Court, Montana, US, Department Of Defense, Reagan, History, United States, Idaho, Alaska, Arizona, District Of Columbia, Fdr, Kennedy, Second Amendment


Prototype Deringer Model 1861 Rifle – VIDEO

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Henry Deringer, Jr. had gunsmithing in his blood: his father, an immigrant from Germany, came to the American Colonies before the Revolutionary War. Henry Deringer, Sr. settled in Pennsylvania, and was known for making the now-iconic Pennsylvania-style long rifles and pistols. Henry Deringer Born in 1786, Junior apprenticed at the Virginia Manufactory in Richmond while in his early twenties. While there, he learned the intricacies of the trade by making arms for t...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Germany, Virginia, New York City, Pennsylvania, United States, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Civil War, Richmond, Nra, Henry, Ripley, Percussion, Rifle


Biden’s Gun Control Wish List, the Most Anti-gun President in History

 U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- On the campaign trail, Anderson Cooper asked Biden what he would say to gun owners worried about a Biden Administration coming for their guns. “Bingo,” Biden replied to the host with a cocky smile. “You’re right if you have an assault weapon.” In the next breath, mainstream media tells us that Biden and Harris support the Second Amendment, and gun rights advocates are just “conspiracy theorists” looking to scare the public. When Joe Biden released his plan for gu...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Congress, America, Joe Biden, United States, Social Security, Anderson Cooper, John, Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Nra, HARRIS, Northern Virginia, Bidens, Brownell


Illinois Judge Finds FOID Unconstitutional Under Second Amendment

Illinois Judge Finds FOID Unconstitutional Under Second Amendment iStock-1055138108 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Judge T. Scott Webb, of White County, Illinois, Found the requirement to obtain a Firearm Owner Identification card (FOID) before owning a firearm in Illinois, to be unconstitutional. From the decision, Case 17-CM-60, 26 April 2021: “A citizen in the State of Illinois is not born with a Second Amendment right. Nor does that right insure when a citizen turns 18 or 21 years of age. It is...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Department Of Defense, Indiana, Chicago, Democrats, United States, Arizona, Johnson, Illinois, White County, Webb, Lyndon Johnson, Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois State Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation


Below The Radar: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2021

Below The Radar: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2021 United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Some laws are easy to see as bad news. Take, for instance, the Sabika Sheikh Firearms Licensing and Registration Act pushed by Sheila Jackson Lee. Others, like the Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act, are clearly good pieces of legislation that should be moved forward. But not all bills are as easy to call as those two. One such bill is S 675, the NICS Denial Notification Act of 2021. While the primar...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, White House, Legislation, Reagan, Fbi, United States, New Jersey, Marco Rubio, Tammy Duckworth, Gun Rights, Usc, Second Amendment, Nra



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