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  • September 30, 2011

    New SIG SAUER M400 in 5.56 is a Great Bargain AR-3


    Over the last three years there has been a huge demand for AR-style rifles, and that demand has jacked up prices. So it’s newsworthy that SIG SAUER’s new SIG M400™ has a suggested retail price of just over $1,000—and can be had for less.
    The SIG M400™ uses a “direct impingement” gas system, where some of the gases escaping from the fired cartridge drive back the bolt and cycle your next shot. To increase accuracy over some mil-spec carbines, the SIG M400™ was built with a tensioning device in the lower receiver that eliminates accuracy-robbing play between the upper and lower receivers.

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  • September 30, 2011

    Can Local Governments Restrict Gun Ownership To Citizens Only?-2


    A lawsuit filed on Sept. 27 in the U.S. District Court in Nebraska by the Second Amendment Foundation, the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association and an Omaha man challenges the city of Omaha's ban against non-U.S. citizens registering handguns with the city's police department.

    Armando Pliego Gonzalez, who lived in Mexico before coming to Omaha in 1999, became a permanent resident in October 2008 and works construction. His wife is also a lawful permanent resident and the couple has four children.

    A victim of a home invasion in 2010, Gonzalez's lawsuit claims that the city's prohibition on noncitizens registering handguns limits his ability to protect himself and his family. 

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  • September 28, 2011

    Black MZ: New Virtually Non-Corrosive Black Powder Substitute-3


    Smokepole hunters: Alliant Powder just began shipping its new Black MZ™ Black Powder Substitute to stores around the nation. Black MZ is designed to be a clean-burning black powder substitute that will let you enjoy more shots between cleanings.

    “Smokeless powder is usually referred to as ‘gunpowder,’” explains Dick Quesenberry, Alliant Powder’s Product Manager. “Black MZ is a black powder replacement or substitute that mimics black powder performance, but has no sulfur and is [therefore] much less corrosive.” 

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  • September 26, 2011

    VIDEO: Shooters Get Smashed By Recoil-6


    This Youtube video is titled, “A bunch of Swedish people shoot large calibre guns that kick allot,” and, spelling aside, that’s pretty much what happens.

    It’s hard to say exactly what caliber their rifle is, but it’s a bruiser for sure. These shooters nearly dislocate their shoulders from recoil like a horse’s kick, while unseen “friends” howl with manic delight over their pain and shock.  And whoever let that small woman fire the rifle (second shooter) is an outright sadist.

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  • September 26, 2011

    NEWSFLASH: Forgetting a Gun in Your Carry-On Bag is a Bad Idea-1


    Here we are, a full decade after the 9/11 terror attacks and the heightened air security which followed, and people are still trying to bring firearms onto airplanes in carry-on baggage. The latest instance happened a few days ago, according to the Orlando Sentinel, when a 68-year-old man was found with three handguns in his carry-on bag at the Orlando International Airport. 

    And two of the handguns were loaded! 

    A quick scan of internet news stories finds that a handful of people got nabbed by Transportation Security Administration screeners for handguns in  carry ons.  Their explanations for such bone head moves?  Always the same:  “I forgot it was in my bag,” is the number one answer, followed closely by the number two, which was also given by the 68-year-old in Orlando, “grabbed the wrong bag.”

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  • September 23, 2011

    Cutting-Edge Logic: Ban Knives, Stabbings Will Cease -6


    More than 1,300 knife attacks have been reported in the last two years in Boston. Therefore, some politicians say, if the city restricts the sale of pocketknives, there will be no more stabbings in Beantown.

    It is, of course, the logical extension of the fundamentally illogical premise of gun control: People don't stab people, knives do.

    On Sept. 8, the Boston City Council's Public Safety Committee held a public hearing on a proposal to license the sale of knives with blades 3-inches and longer. Proponents say licensing is needed to curb "ever-increasing knife violence in Boston." Or, as a Sept. 9 Ammoland blog more accurately phrased it, "Some scapegoat must be found."

    Jim Wallace, executive director of Gun Owners’ Action League, challenged the proposal during the hearing, reminding local officials that stores that sell knives are already licensed by the city, for which they pay a fee and are subject to city oversight as to their compliance with the law, and that there is already an ordinance that makes it illegal to sell a knife with a blade 2 inches or longer to anyone under age 18. If the city enforced its existing laws, there would be no need for new regulations.

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  • September 20, 2011

    Chiappa Firearms Introduces Two .45-70 Brush Guns: 1886 Traditional Trapper and 1886 Kodiak Trapper-3


    There’s so much focus today on hunters making sniper shots at three or four football fields away, you forget that so many of us actually hunt deer (or other big game) in thick woods and even thicker swamps. 

    For those of us who hunt The Thick, there are two new brush buster options from Chiappa Fireams, both lever-actions in .45-70 caliber:  the  1886 Traditional Trapper (photos not yet available) and the 1886 Kodiak Trapper (pictured).

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  • September 19, 2011

    Captain America Makes Second Amendment Stand-1


    Captain America made his Marvel Comics debut in March 1941 as Americans braced themselves for the inevitability that the nation would, sooner or later, be drawn into an already raging world war.

    He stood proudly and defiantly for the United States Constitution -- and most enthusiastically for Americans' Second Amendment right to bear arms.

    In recent years, critics allege, the iconic comic character went PC. He was critical of the same values he once espoused. Like the nation itself, Captain America appeared a bit confused, no longer certain of what he stood for.

    But with the most recent edition of Captain America, Fear Itself #6, there's no ambiguity in where the superhero stands.

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  • September 12, 2011

    Anti-Gun Activists Organize Buyback Program for Squirt Guns and Nerf Guns -7


    You can't make this stuff up: On Sept. 5, anti-gun zealots in Buffalo, N.Y., launched a gun buyback program that encourages children to trade in their Nerf guns and water pistols for a slice of pizza.
    Of course, the exchange program has nothing to do with public safety. As a Sept. 8 editorial in the Washington Times noted, it's all about instilling "a fear of firearms in the city's youth."

    From the editorial …

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  • September 9, 2011

    California Bill Bans Open Carry of Handguns - Even Unloaded-5


    The California State Senate on Sept. 8 approved legislation that would make it a crime to openly carry an unloaded handgun in public.

    Assembly Bill 144, sponsored by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, was approved 21-18, with three Democrats joining Republicans in opposing the measure. The bill now returns to the Assembly for consideration of amendments added in the upper house.

    The bill contains a number of exceptions, including exemptions for peace officers, military gatherings, gun shows and hunting. It specifically targets the "open carry" movement, marked by gatherings of people displaying their firearms in public places to protest gun-control laws.

    Sen. Kevin de León said the measure would stop the practice, which he said alarms the public and creates a "potentially dangerous" situation when law enforcement officials or members of the public are unsure whether an exposed gun is loaded or not.

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