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Robber Points Gun At Family Dollar Store Employees, Unaware Of Armed Customer Behind Him

The Blaze: A suspected robber is dead after allegedly trying to rob a Family Dollar in Dekalb County, Georgia, and ignoring the customer who was armed behind him during the altercation. The attempted robbery occurred on Tuesday morning when a man walked into the discount store and pointed a gun at two employees. While one employee was handing over money to the robber, a customer walked from the back of the store to the front, and witnessed the robber pointing his gun at the employee’s head. He t...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, DeKalb County Georgia, Sgt Lynn Shuler


The Fast Twist 22 Creedmoor

Continuing with the conversation we were having a few days ago on new cartridges that answer questions nobody has asked, this new cartridge may be the next in line to fail. Nosler was the first company to launch a new super .22 with the release of the 22 Nosler. It boasted “close to .22-250 velocities” in a short case that could fit into a standard AR magazine. This cartridge was soon followed by Federal’s release of the .224 Valkyrie, which took on a bit of a different appeal. You see, the 22 N...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Nosler, Creedmoor, Ammunition


Smith & Wesson: Reputation Among Gun Supporters Is Main Concern

Fox Business: Alienating firearms backers would “cause the greatest reputational and financial harm” to American Outdoors Brand Corp., the manufacturer disclosed in a federal filing on Friday “The one overriding factor mitigating the effectiveness of gun control groups to damage the reputations of those in the firearms business is the passion and strength of firearms owners in defending their rights at the ballot box, in the course of legislative debates, and in the marketplace,” Smith & Wesson...
Tags: Guns, Military, Smith, Dick, Pittsburgh, Fox Business, Firearms, Smith Wesson, Springfield Massachusetts, Sporting Goods, AOBC, American Outdoors Brand Corp, Firearms Manufacturers, American Outdoors Brand Corp AOCB, Ruger Savage


Florida School Hires 2 Former Combat Veterans to Take Down Active Shooters

A charter school in Palmetto, Fla., plans to protect its students by arming security guards with Glock handguns and semiautomatic rifles.
Tags: News, Firearms, Fla, Parkland, Law and Legislation, Security and Warning Systems, PALMETTO Fla, Education (K-12, School Shootings and Armed Attacks, Manatee County (Fla, Shooting (2018, Manatee School for the Arts, Florida School Hires


Weekend Range Time

Spent Saturday with friends and neighbors in the field.  It was nice to bang steel (12″ diameter) at 100 yards and 200 yards with 5.56mm, and nice to hit steel at 340 yards with 6.5 Creedmoor (Ruger Precision).  That Ruger is a nice gun, but heavy as a load of bricks. It was also nice to bang steel at 100 yards with a Marlin 30-30 lever-gun using iron sights.  And it was especially nice to hit the same steel at 100 yards with my CMMG PSB .45 ACP, using only an EOTech 1X red dot holographic sight...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, ACP, Marlin, Creedmoor Ruger Precision That Ruger


Another Cop Screw-up With Weapons-Mounted Lights

News from Colorado: A Denver police officer will be suspended for 10 days without pay for almost shooting a man in the head by accident. The Denver Post reports Asher Rose will begin his suspension later this month for the Dec. 15, 2017 incident. The officer joined the department in January 2017 and did not have any previous disciplinary issues. Investigators say Rose and another officer were responding to a report of a drunk man trying to stop traffic in south Denver. The man ran away and hid u...
Tags: Guns, Colorado, Police, Military, Denver, Firearms, Rose, Denver Post, Weapon-Mounted Tactical Lights, Asher Rose


Review Of Holosun 507c Pistol Red Dot Sight

John appears to like the Holosun, and it’s cheaper than the competitors. I did a little time with a pistol red dot sight on Saturday for the first time, and reflexively looked for the front post and tried to co-witness it with the dot.  That’s wrong, but breaking that habit will be tough if I get a pistol red dot sight.  I’ll need to spend some time turning training time into muscle memory.
Tags: Guns, Military, John, Firearms, Holosun, Pistol Red Dot Sights


Are Great Deer Rifles Fading Into History?

Opinion by Rick Windham: I have picked up several classic rifles at gun shows. They are rifles I read about as I grew up dreaming of big game hunts. They are chambered in calibers that may not be totally forgotten, but they are off the radar of most younger hunters. For example, I was in an antelope camp a couple of years ago and there was a younger hunter (early 30s) in the group. Most of the other rifles in camp were calibers like .243, .308, 7mm Mag, but I had a .264 Winchester Magnum. The gu...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Roberts, PRC, Mauser, Creedmoor, Whelen, Ammunition, Outdoor Life Magazine, O'Conner, Rick Windham, Jack O'Conner


Surprise! It’s Not Guns, It’s the …

You’ll never guess why we have so much shooting.
Tags: News, Gun Control, Firearms, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government


The TSA Found an Average of 11 Guns a Day in Carry-On Bags Last Year

Americans broke a new record last year, but it’s nothing to write home about. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) found 4,239 firearms in carry-on luggage in 2018, breaking the previous record that was set in 2017. That’s an average of more than 11 guns per day.Read more...
Tags: Science, Guns, Gun Control, Tsa, Transportation Security Administration, Firearms, Transportation Security Administration TSA


Prosecutors: Border Patrol Agent Illegally Sold Dozens of Guns In Private Deals

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in California is accused of illegally selling guns since at least 2014, according to recently unsealed federal court records. Read more...
Tags: Science, Guns, California, Immigration, Customs, Gun Sales, Border Patrol, Firearms, Customs And Border Protection, Border Protection, AR 15, Off Roster Guns


Prosecutors: Border Protection Agent Illegally Sold Dozens of Guns In Private Deals

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in California is accused of illegally selling guns since at least 2014, according to recently unsealed federal court records. Read more...
Tags: Science, Guns, California, Immigration, Customs, Gun Sales, Border Patrol, Firearms, Customs And Border Protection, Border Protection, AR 15, Off Roster Guns


New York Passes First Major Gun Control Bills Since Sandy Hook

Bills to ban bump stocks, extend waiting periods and further strengthen New York State’s gun laws flew through the Democrat-led Legislature.
Tags: News, Gun Control, Sandy Hook, New York State, Cuomo, Firearms, Democratic Party, Law and Legislation, Andrew M


Army Squad Weapons From Early-Vietnam

Via reddit, I found this interesting. I simply cannot see that fully automatic M14 being controllable by anyone, and by any stretch of the imagination.  And why would you have a fully automatic M14 that is magazine-fed, only to interrupt fire to change magazines?  To me, an M249 SAW (fed with drums) is a much better weapon for the purpose. On the other hand, if all you have is the M14 series of guns, having one capable of selective fire isn’t a bad idea.  It’s just inferior to the SAW.
Tags: Guns, Military, Army, Vietnam, Firearms, Weapons and Tactics


The AR Is Not Direct Gas Impingement

I think this is fairly well established, and I’m surprised he’s getting any pushback in the comments.  There is this comment though: “Come on…You know as much as I do that the “recoil impulse” you are showing has wayyy more to do with the Center Mass of the bolt being on the center line of the stock on the ar15, and OFF the centerline on all the other rifles!!!” Not quite.  It has something to do with the recoil impulse being along the axis of the muzzle and the stock, not CoG.  Still, the ob...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, AR-15s, Tim Harmsen


Anonymous Donor Gives $62,000 to Destroy Las Vegas Gunman’s Weapons

A San Francisco software executive has donated the money to destroy the cache of firearms, which includes the guns used in the 2017 attack that killed 58 people.
Tags: News, San Francisco, Las Vegas, 2017, Firearms, Nev, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Paddock, Shooting (October, Stephen C (1953-2017, Las Vegas Gunman


4 Arrested and 23 Guns Seized in Plot Against Muslim Enclave in Upstate N.Y.

Three men and a 16-year-old planned to attack Islamberg, N.Y., using 23 firearms and three improvised explosive devices, police said.
Tags: News, Boy Scouts, Muslim Americans, Firearms, Improvised Explosive Devices, Rochester (NY, Islamberg (NY, Discord Inc, Greece (NY


Overweight Operator

Remember me saying this? Some folks in the patriot community talk about wearing body armor, whether soft or plate.  Don’t even discuss that, don’t even consider that, if you can’t strap on a 50 pound pack and make a climb, perhaps not this difficult, but one like it. Well, they’re not talking about wearing body armor, at least not in this video, but nonetheless my counsel remains.  If you’re not in good shape, stop worrying about the hardware and get in shape.  You’re getting the cart before the...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms


Background Check Bill Marks Gun Control as a Priority for House Democrats

The bill, which would expand checks to almost all firearms sales, is almost certain to pass the House but faces long odds in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Tags: News, House, House Of Representatives, Gun Control, Newtown, Firearms, Democratic Party, Gabrielle, Conn, Fla, Giffords, Parkland, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government, Shooting (2012, Shooting (2018


Paul Harrell On 22tcm vs. 5.7×28 vs. 7.62×25

I think this is an informative video.  However, I know the FN 5.7 is an extremely reliable firearm.  I’d like to see this expanded to evaluate the Rock Island pistol shooting the 22tcm.  A review of the ammunition isn’t quite good enough to form an opinion.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, FN, Rock Island, Ammunition, Paul Harrell


A Call to Arms at the Supreme Court

Conservative judges worry that the Second Amendment has become “a second-class right.”
Tags: News, Supreme Court, United States, Gun Control, Firearms, Federalist Society, Courts and the Judiciary, Supreme Court (US, National Rifle Assn, Second Amendment (US Constitution


Washington State Bans Sale of Semiautomatic Assault Rifles to Those Under 21

The ban comes as dozens of gun control measures have been passed across the country, spurred on by public pressure after deadly mass killings. The N.R.A. has filed suit.
Tags: News, Gun Control, Firearms, Law and Legislation, Referendums, Washington (State, States (US, School Shootings and Armed Attacks


Washington Bans Sale of Semiautomatic Assault Rifles to Those Under 21

The ban comes as dozens of gun control measures have been passed across the country, spurred on by public pressure after deadly mass killings. The N.R.A. has filed suit.
Tags: News, Gun Control, Firearms, Law and Legislation, Referendums, Washington (State, States (US, School Shootings and Armed Attacks


Washington Bans Sale of Assault Weapons to Those Under 21

The ban comes as dozens of gun control measures have been passed across the country, spurred on by public pressure after deadly mass killings. The N.R.A. has filed suit.
Tags: News, Gun Control, Firearms, Law and Legislation, Referendums, Washington (State, States (US, School Shootings and Armed Attacks, Washington Bans Sale of Assault Weapons


Reddit Discussion Thread About Barrel Twist Rate

Reddit/Firearms: My 7 twist LWRC keyholes 55gr stuff. So I’d say that’s pretty bad for accuracy. Try a box out of your gun, yourself. Yes, it’s possible to overstabilize bullets.  As I’ve said before, the 1:7 twist rate was designed for a heavier round in order to stabilize the tracer rounds at 63.7 grains.  It’s not optimal for 55-grain rounds. If people would read the pages of TCJ, they would know things like this.
Tags: Guns, Military, Reddit, Firearms, Ammunition, AR-15s, TCJ


Jair Bolsonaro Sworn In as Brazil’s President, Cementing Rightward Shift

Shortly after Mr. Bolsonaro wrapped up his address to Congress, President Trump hailed his speech in a message on Twitter and pledged, “The U.S.A. is with you!”
Tags: News, Congress, Brazil, Trump, Murders, Firearms, Appointments and Executive Changes, Economic Conditions and Trends, Politics And Government, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Moro, Jair Bolsonaro, Defense and Military Forces, Sergio (1972-, Inaugurations, Brasilia (Brazil


Brazil Swears In New President, Cementing Hard Shift to the Right

As he took the oath of office, populist Jair Bolsonaro made Brazil the most recent country to drift to the far right. But the change was evident even before the inauguration.
Tags: News, Brazil, Murders, Firearms, Appointments and Executive Changes, Economic Conditions and Trends, Politics And Government, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Moro, Jair Bolsonaro, Defense and Military Forces, Sergio (1972-, Inaugurations, Brasilia (Brazil, Bolsonaro, Jair (1955-


Commentary On Open Carry Of Guns In North Carolina

Asheville Citizen-Times: Question: I know that you have to have a license to carry a concealed weapon in our area. But a friend told me that if you do not conceal the weapon and it is out in the open, with a few exceptions you can carry a weapon in public. Specifically, he said you can walk around downtown Asheville with a shotgun or a machete and it is legal. I’m having a hard time believing that. Could the Answer Man investigate and explain what the particulars of the law are? Where can and wh...
Tags: Guns, Military, North Carolina, Open Carry, Firearms, North Carolina Department of Justice, ATF, SBR, Asheville, Asheville Citizen Times, Christina Hallingse, North Carolina Open Carry, Asheville Police Department, Hallingse, The North Carolina Supreme Court, North Carolina Firearms Laws


Gun Parts Buyers Beware!

Arkansas Online: On leupold.com, Leupold issues a warning against purchasing Leupold-labeled optics from wish.com, ioffer.com, aliexpress.com, alibaba.com and many others. The most commonly counterfeited products, according to Leupold, mimic Mark 4 rifle scopes, VX-III rifle scopes, Prismatic rifle scopes, CQ/T rifle scopes, LCO sights and Deltapoint Pro sights. The products are illegally imported from the People’s Republic of China, which is a profligate violator of patent and trademark rights....
Tags: Guns, Military, Arkansas, Firearms, Republic of China, Chicoms, Leupold, Leupold Stevens, DeltaPoint


Armed Man in Tactical Clothing Headed to a Texas Church to ‘Fulfill a Prophecy,’ Police Say

The man stopped at a restaurant restroom for 30 minutes before emerging wearing a surgical face mask and gripping a loaded handgun, witnesses and the police said.
Tags: News, Firearms, Seguin, Tex, Texas Church, Churches (Buildings, Tony Dwayne Albert