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A Maryland judge wants to ban the state's toy retailers from selling toy guns. Judge Zakia Mahasa said toy guns, even those clearly marked as toys in accordance with existing federal and state laws, present a danger to children because, to her, they still look like real guns. Federal laws require toy guns to be transparent, brightly colored and have bright orange tips at the ends of their barrels. [ Read Full Post ]
People often say dumb things in the heated passion of political debate. And in the new era of gun control regulations, inflaming emotions rather than engaging in a rational discussion has become all too common.
What follows is a list of 9 dumb quotes from gun-control proponents about the Second Amendment, gun violence, and guns that confirms, once again, that thinking before emoting is easier said than done.
1) "The Second Amendment only protects the people who want all the guns they can have. The rest of us, we've got no Second Amendment. What are we supposed to do?"
This comment was made by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-New York) in a March 12 interview with John Fugelsang on CurrentTV's "Viewpoint." Slaughter blamed the Second Amendment for violent crime, saying "Americans aren't safe anywhere" and gun control "has to be done" to protect citizens from themselves and their constitutionally guaranteed individual right to own a firearm. [ Read Full Post ]
California's largest gun owners' advocacy group and the state's association of firearms retailers have joined 17 other organizations, including the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles, in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's phone record collection program.
The Calguns Foundation and the California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees, the statewide industry association of firearms manufacturers, dealers, collectors, training professionals and shooting ranges, are plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed in federal court on July 16 in San Francisco. [ Read Full Post ]
I recently did an experiment for a friend to show the importance of trigger control. I shot three consecutive 5-shot groups at 100 yards with a Shilen Tactical .308 using Federal 175-grain Gold Match ammo.
I placed myself in the same position each time, shooting prone off a bipod and while using a squeeze bag under the rear of the stock. I took the same sight picture for all 15 shots.
For the first series of five, I took a hard grip on the rifle and was “thoughtless” with respect to my trigger. I just squeezed off each shot when the reticle and my breathing were in the right place. [ Read Full Post ]
George Zimmerman's July 13 acquittal by a Florida jury on second-degree murder charges in the February 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin has spurred renewed calls to repeal 'Stand Your Ground' laws across the country -- even though Zimmerman's attorneys never used the Castle Doctrine extension as a defense during the trial.
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns have vowed to use the verdict as grounds to repeal 'Stand Your Ground' in Florida and elsewhere nationwide.
Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' law was passed in 2005 in a 39-0 vote in the state Senate and 94-20 tally in the state House. It was the first self-defense law in the country that allowed people to defend themselves with force if they felt threatened in their home, business, car, or a place where they “have a legal right to be.” [ Read Full Post ]
The rifleman’s job is a lot easier if he’s established a solid natural point of aim before shooting. If you’re not familiar with the concept, it is pretty straightforward. When you set up behind the rifle and relax, your crosshairs are going to be pointed somewhere. When you have correct natural point of aim (NPA), the crosshairs will be right on your target where you want your bullet to hit.
Making this happen is a two-step process. First, get your rifle pointed at the target. Second, get your body pointed, or aligned, with the rifle. [ Read Full Post ]