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Colorado will become the seventh state to impose magazine capacity limits and the 14th to mandate universal background checks for all firearms sales when Gov. John Hickenlooper signs four gun control bills approved after contentious debate into law.
The legislation will ban ammunition magazines that can carry more than 15 rounds and eight shotgun shells; require background checks for all sales and transfers between private parties and online purchases; require firearm buyers to pay for their own background checks; and ban online certification for concealed-carry permits. [ Read Full Post ]
Most shooters recognize that Sen. Dianne Feinstein's proposed "Assault Weapons Ban of 2013" is blatantly deceptive because they understand the difference between an automatic firearm and a semi-automatic firearm.
Most shooters also know that the nebulous and scary-sounding "assault weapon" in Feinstein's 122-page bill is nothing more than a political designation that makes a semi-automatic firearm an "assault weapon" by adding a detachable magazine and one cosmetic feature, such as a pistol grip or folding stock.
Therefore, most shooters know "assault weapons" aren't made; they are contrived by political whim.
Most shooters know this. Many non-shooters do not.
Unfortunately, it is these people -- the non-gun owners -- who are being manipulated by the gun control lobby to believe recently proposed gun control bills, such as Feinstein's, are crafted to make them safer. These are the people gun owners must convince how dangerously deluded this deception is. Fortunately, the facts will make it easier.
Here are responses to some frequently asked questions and assumptions posed by non-gun owners. Please share this information with your non-shooter friends!
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Recurring allegations continue to surface in cyberspace that the Bank of America has adopted a policy prohibiting it from doing business with firearms manufacturers and retailers.
BoA, one of the world's largest financial institutions with 57 million individual banking accounts and four million small business customers, has been the focus of enmity on many pro-Second Amendment websites since April last year.
In April 2012, McMillan Manufacturing in Phoenix, Ariz., claimed BoA told the firearms-maker, a 12-year customer of the bank, that the "company's business would no longer be welcomed ... because (it) manufactures firearms." [ Read Full Post ]
Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bipartisan bill to expand sanctions on illegal “straw purchases” of guns, the first major gun-related bill adopted by the panel since 1994.
But votes on three more controversial proposals -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein's semi-automatic firearms ban, high-capacity ammunition magazine restrictions and expanded universal background checks -- will likely be delayed until later this week. [ Read Full Post ]
Shotshell patterning pump gunners who’ve suffered through shoulder-thumping sessions at the local range know reduced recoil is but a sweet wishful dream—until now.
O.F. Mossberg and Sons, Inc. and Mathews, Inc. have partnered to develop a new recoil reduction system which will be featured on seven new Mossberg pump-action shotguns in 2013. The system features a unique Mossberg Dual-Comb (low and high profile inserts) stock design incorporating Mathews Harmonic Damper Technology combined with a newly re-engineered thermoplastic elastomer recoil pad. [ Read Full Post ]
Macro-media consolidation has distressed civil libertarians for decades. Second Amendment advocates now share this concern with the recent announcement by Comcast Corp. that it will no longer accept gun-related commercials on its extensive media networks, which include holdings in television, cable, Internet, radio, and voice services in two-thirds of the nation's markets.
Philadelphia-based Comcast is one of the biggest media corporations in the world with annual revenues exceeding $55 billion. In early February, it announced it had acquired NBC Universal from GE in a deal valued at $16.7 billion. [ Read Full Post ]
To gear up for 3-Gun, shooters need to open their wallets wide, particularly for shotguns. Whereas pistols and rifles that qualify as competitive can be purchased for less than $1,000, it isn’t unusual for the price tag on a shotgun, the most specialized gun among the three, to flirt with or surpass $2,000 once all de rigueur modifications have been made. (To be clear, I’m speaking of guns in the tactical optics division, the most popular category in 3-Gun. Open-class guns, where anything and everything goes, are all pricey.) [ Read Full Post ]