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Second Amendment advocacy groups and conservative organizations continue to distance themselves from "professional rabble-rouser" Adam Kokesh's plan for armed protestors to march on all state capitals on July 4 to demand "an orderly dissolution of the federal government."
On May 24, Kokesh issued a call for a "Final American Revolution" march on state capitals after cancelling a planned July 4 "Open Carry March" on Washington D.C. -- an event condemned as needlessly confrontational, dangerous, and ultimately self-defeating by the NRA, Gun Owners of America, Second Amendment Foundation, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, the Tea Party and the Republican Party.
A former Marine corporal and Fallujah veteran of the Iraq War, Kokesh, 31, is a libertarian anti-war activist, podcaster, talk radio host, Republican Congressional candidate in New Mexico, and self-described "anarcho-capitalist." [ Read Full Post ]
When most people think 'American' they think baseball, apple pie, and accurate rifles. Or, at least they should. Well-made rifles (and of course the men and women who fired them) not only earned this country its freedom, but they've fought to defend it for centuries.
So, this Fourth of July we give a tip of the hat to seven rifles that helped win and defend our country's independence.
The Kentucky long rifle was actually created in eastern Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. The gun, which typically fired .40 to .50 caliber lead balls, had a 40-inch (or longer) rifled barrel, which made it far more accurate than the smoothbore muskets of the era.
It earned its name after frontiersmen used it to pioneer the Kentucky wilderness. But the gun reached its legendary status during the Revolutionary War when George Washington recruited special ranks of frontiersmen to pick off redcoats at a distance with their Kentucky rifles. Depending on the marksman, the rifles were deadly out to 200 yards. The British 'Brown Bessies' were effective to only about 60 yards. [ Read Full Post ]
It’s not often that seasoned hunters would listen to a 26-year-old tell them how to shoot better. Heck, most of us kill whitetails with guns older than that. However, Staff Sergeant George Reinas is not just a young sniper for the U.S. Air Force. For the past five years he has been instructing our flyboy snipers on how to shoot better. Here’s what you can do to shoot more like Reinas and our military’s elite. [ Read Full Post ]
New gun laws go into effect in at least four states on July 1, including in Mississippi, where state residents will have the right to openly carry firearms without a gun permit beginning Monday.
Guns are prohibited at schools, community colleges and universities. Landowners can ban people from bringing guns onto their property. County sheriff's can also bar guns from courthouses.
Indiana's new handgun law, which allows people to carry a handgun without a license inside their vehicles, goes into effect on Monday. The new law also allows people to carry a handgun without a license on their own property, if being carried to a shooting range for an instructional course, and during legal hunting seasons and times. [ Read Full Post ]
The fouling left by bullets and powder not only degrades accuracy, but if left for extended periods, it can also result in pitting that can destroy the barrel.
Remove powder fouling with a slot tip and patches soaked with a powder solvent. Repeat until the patches come out white. Coat the bore with an ammonia-based copper solvent and let it sit for five minutes. Run a jag tip with a copper-solvent-soaked patch through the bore. Repeat until the bluish-green stains disappear. Follow that with powder solvent to remove all traces of the copper solvent. [ Read Full Post ]
A bipartisan coalition of 45 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives has again introduced the "Protecting Lawful Transportation of Firearms Act," which seeks to standardize laws regarding the transport of firearms from one state to another.
The same bill was introduced last year with 51 cosponsors but never made it out of the House Judiciary Committee. This year's version, formally introduced by Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), Ted Poe (R-Texas), and Bill Owens (D-N.Y.) in March, has also been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.
Last week, Griffith said the committee needs to review the proposal so it can be presented to the House for a vote. [ Read Full Post ]