Posts Tagged handguns

Carry Permits At Record High

From Guns.com:

The 62-page report, compiled by the Crime Prevention Research Center, shows that 1.4 million more permits and carry licenses were issued in the last year, bringing the number of active holders to some 18.66 million. This represents an 8 percent growth from 2018’s figures and a serious 304 percent increase since 2007.

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Walmart Stops Selling Most Popular Guns

From Guns.com:

The move came in an open letter to company employees by Doug McMillon, president and chief executive officer of Walmart, which operates more than 5,000 store locations nationwide. Out, after selling through current stocks, is handgun ammunition and “short-barrel rifle ammunition such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber that, while commonly used in some hunting rifles, can also be used in large capacity clips on military-style weapons.”

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Sen. Booker Proposed Impossible Micro-stamping Requirement

From Bearing Arms:

As the New Jersey senator and Democratic presidential contender explains, “Microstamping is technology that allows law enforcement to identify the source of ammunition used in crimes by making a shell casing traceable to the specific gun that fired the round.” The problem is that such technology has not been developed yet in any practical and cost-effective form. So when Booker promises he will “fight to require that microstamping technology be incorporated into new models of semi-automatic handguns sold in the United States,” he is actually promising a moratorium on new handgun models until that dream becomes a reality.

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How To Choose A Concealed Handgun

From Military Arms Channel:

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Beretta Opens New Factory in Tennessee

From Forbes:

After 35 years in Accokeek, Maryland, Beretta announced it will open a factory in Gallatin, Tennessee. They are constructing a $45 million dollar state-of-the-art manufacturing and research and development facility in Tennessee’s Gallatin Industrial Park

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Handgun Ban for Adults 18-20, Goes to Supreme Court

From SFGate.com:

The lawsuit— which is now before the U.S. Supreme Court — seeks to end a federal prohibition on the sale of handguns by federally licensed dealers to people aged 18 through 20.

Click here for the NRA’s take.

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Oregon: Loaded Guns In Public Forbidden

From OregonLive.com:

“The ordinance reflects a legislative determination,” the justice wrote, “that the risk of death or serious injury to members of the public moving about in public places is increased by the threat posed by individuals who recklessly fail to unload their firearms.”

Let me get this straight. Having a loaded weapon is “reckless”?

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NRA Files Suit To Allow Handgun Purchases By 18-year-olds

From Selling The Second Amendment:

The NRA, along with two nineteen-year-olds, aims to overturn the federal law that restricts the sale of handguns and ammo to anyone under 21 years of age. While individuals between the ages of 18 and 21 cannot obtain a handgun from a licensed dealer per the law, they can still obtain a gun through other channels. The law also does not prevent individuals between 18 and 21 from obtaining shotguns and rifles.”

Read the full petition here.

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Brits Want Handgun Ban Reconsidered

From Guns&Ammo:

Rounding up a list of six ideas proposed by readers—including term limits on Parliament members, a flat tax and even a ban on spitting in public—is a repeal of the U.K.’s ban on private handgun possession, a result of the Firearms Act of 1997.

The reasoning sounds awfully familiar: “After all, why should only criminals be ‘allowed’ to possess guns and shoot unarmed, defenceless citizens and police officers?” wrote user Colliemum.

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5th Circuit Says No Handguns for 18-20 yr olds

From SFGate.com:

…the court said that the Second Amendment does not confer a right to carry weapons beyond the home, and therefore the law was within the Legislature’s authority.

What!? The Second Amendment doesn’t allow a person to carry a firearm beyond the home? What world are those justices living in? At 18 a person can join the military and vote for the leader of the free world, both of which impart far more responsibility on that person than carrying a firearm. This is another example, out of hundreds, of our inconsistent laws.

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Gun Locks Are Worthless

This video is from DEFCON a conference about technology and security. In this particular video the speaker demonstrates how most gun locks and safes are worthless.  WARNING this video has foul language.

 

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Diane Feinstein: Totalitarian Hypocrite

If she could she would ban all firearms in spite of the second amendment:

Now is trying to do that with the banning of all weapons with detachable magazines and magazines that hold more than ten rounds:

Here is the example of her hypocrisy. She wants to be able to protect herself but would deny law abiding citizens that ability.

The people that voted this woman into office should be ashamed of themselves. She doesn’t care about the Constitution and any quip about hunting is just lip service for those that support the second amendment. For those NRA members that think it is ok to ban so called “assault weapons”, I would ask you to seriously reconsider your position. Try to envision a United States where these weapons are banned and forbidden to be in anyone’s possession. No one wants to imagine a despot or dictator taking over, but that is sure to happen when the people are unable to defend themselves. It may not happen immediately, it may happen 50 years after, but sooner or later some power hungry person will take advantage of a disarmed populace. What Mrs. Feinstein is attempting to do is lay the foundation of this future United States. On Thursday Jan. 3 she will introduce her legislation.

Of all people Ice T gets it:

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Washington Times Editor Finally Gets Handgun Permit

Senior editor Emily Miller has been on a quest, determined to navigate the insane bureaucracy of Washington, D.C. to get a handgun for self defense. Even after the Heller case it is still a nightmare.   You can read the final installment of her series here.

Excerpt:

When I first started the “Emily Gets Her Gun” series, I thought  I would be waiting in long lines and filling out lots of paperwork. I never could have imagined that the D.C. gun laws made it so unearthly difficult to get a legal handgun. However, I also never could have believed that this newspaper series would encourage change in Washington’s gun laws.

Now, this series is far from over. As I’ve found, the hurdles placed before gun owners do not end here. I need to figure out the laws on getting ammunition and transporting the gun to a state that allows practice shooting.

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Indiana Expands Concealed Carry

From Evansville Courier & Press:

Hoosiers who have permits could take their guns to libraries, public hospitals and city council meetings under a measure the state Senate approved Monday.

“They are your first responder,” Tomes said, referring to those carrying concealed weapons. Senate Bill 292 passed on a 38-12 vote. It now moves to the House.

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Ammo Ban Overturned in California

From The Volokh Conspiracy:

The lawsuit alleged that, “It is practically impossible, both for those subject to the law and for those who must enforce it, to determine whether any of the thousands of different types of ammunition cartridges that can be used in handguns are actually ‘principally for use in’ or used more often in, a handgun. The proportional usage of any given cartridge is impossible to determine, and in any event changes with market demands.”

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