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A steady rest can produce an accurate rifle shot. A bipod can create that steady rest and be an asset under field conditions, but only if the shooter keeps one important fact in mind: If a rifle is placed in contact with a hard object and allowed to recoil freely on the shot, it will shoot away from that object. [ Read Full Post ]
President Barack Obama formally initiated his gun control push with a policy speech on Jan. 16 and then reiterated his support for the proposed so-called 'assault weapons" (semi-automatic firearms) ban, magazine capacity limits and universal background checks during his Jan. 21 inaugural address.
But during Tuesday night's State of the Union speech, Obama used emotion -- and the presence in the House chamber of 40 gun violence survivors and family members -- to demand that Congress votes on a raft of gun control proposals introduced since the Newtown school massacre. [ Read Full Post ]
As President Obama pitched his gun control proposals to Minnesota law enforcement officials on Monday, more than 225 county sheriffs nationwide and 16 state legislatures were drafting resolutions and proposed laws challenging the Constitutionality of his initiatives, and vowing not to enforce any federal law they maintain violates the Second Amendment.
Obama, two days after the White House released an August photo of him skeet-shooting at Camp David, called for law enforcement officials to support his call to ban semi-automatic weapons and impose universal background checks for gun buyers during a speech at the Minneapolis Police Department's Special Operations Center, marking the first time he has campaigned for his proposals outside of Washington. [ Read Full Post ]
Massachusetts and Connecticut lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require state gun owners to purchase firearms liability insurance.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the bills are the first to propose imposing a mandatory liability insurance requirement on gun owners since a similar measure failed in Illinois in 2009.
The Massachusetts bill was introduced by Democrat Rep. David Linsky on Jan. 18. An analysis by Best's Insurance News says it would provide those injured, or the survivors of those killed through negligence, legal recourse and "perhaps, allow insurers selling policies to charge rates using a risk-based system as a means of improving firearm safety." [ Read Full Post ]
Last year Franchi made a lot a wingshooters happy with the Affinity, an affordable semi-automatic 3-inch shotgun. This year, Franchi is introducing the competition iteration of the gun, aptly named the Affinity Sporting. [ Read Full Post ]
School districts in urban Southern California and suburban Michigan are among a growing number of public school systems arming campus police with AR-15s and other high-powered weapons to protect students.
The 40,000-student Fontana Unified School District in California's San Bernardino County recently announced that it has paid $14,000 for 14 Colt 6940 rifles and distributed them to district police officers after they each received 40 hours of training. The purchase was approved in October, before the Dec. 14 Newtown shootings. [ Read Full Post ]
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) formally introduced her revived semi-automatic firearms ban "on steroids" Thursday (Jan. 24), which proposes to ban the “sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing" of more than 100 specifically named firearms, including semiautomatic rifles, handguns and shotguns that accept detachable and fixed magazines of more than 10 rounds and have one or more "military characteristics."
According to an analysis by WND.com on Jan. 23, while Feinstein claims her "Assault Weapons Ban of 2013" will protect the rights of existing gun owners by exempting, or "grandfathering," already legally owned firearms and “disabled” weapons, her bill "would demand that the owners be investigated, photographed and fingerprinted; the type and serial number of the weapon be registered and local law enforcement certify that it is legal." [ Read Full Post ]