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Leupold Selling Limited Run of Marines’ New Mark 4 Scope at NRAAM

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 06:34

Optics leader Leupold is selling a special run of Mark 4 2.5-8x36 MR/T TS-30A2 scopes at this year's NRA Annual Meeting.

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ATF: Maryland residents shouldn’t send us authorization requests for bump stocks

General Gun News - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 06:30

Maryland is at least the fourth state to ban bump stocks and similar devices after the Las Vegas shooting. (Photo: Slide Fire Solutions/Facebook)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said last week it lacks the authority to register grandfathered bump stocks under a new Maryland law.

Gov. Larry Hogan signed HB 888 April 24, restricting the sale and possession of “rapid fire trigger activators”  in the state as of October 2019. The bill provides an exemption for current owners who register their device with the ATF via an authorization form — though the agency warns residents it can’t process such a request.

“Maryland residents who intend to file applications with ATF for ‘authorization’ to possess devices covered by the statute should be aware that ATF is without legal authority to accept and process such an application,” the agency said in an advisory last week. “Consequently, ATF respectfully requests that Maryland residents not file applications or other requests for ‘authorization’ from ATF to possess rapid fire trigger activators as defined in the State statute.  Any such applications or requests will be returned to the applicant without action.”

Violators of the new law could face three years in jail and a $5,000 fine, with harsher penalties for devices found attached to “assault weapons” as defined by Maryland statute. Banned devices include bump stocks, trigger cranks, hellfire triggers, binary trigger systems and burst trigger systems.

“The Las Vegas mass shooting exposed a pretty glaring loophole in Maryland gun laws,” said Delegate David Moon, sponsor of the bill. “We found you can circumvent the purpose of the assault weapons ban by putting the device on your gun.”

Maryland’s ban echoes recent legislation in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Washington — all enacted after an October shooting on the Las Vegas strip left 58 dead. Federal investigators found bump stocks attached to the accused gunman’s rifles, sparking a national backlash against the once-obscure accessories.

The Department of Justice formally proposed regulations banning bump stocks and similar devices last month. The public comment period remains open through June 27.

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Glock to give away custom engraved G43 to celebrate the millionth made

General Gun News - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 06:00

Celebrating Glock’s millionth G43 is a special variant with hand engraving by Rob Bunting. (Photo: Glock)

In honor of making one million Glock 43s, the company has set up a social media-based contest this week to award a special custom version of the popular single-stack 9mm.

Since its debut in 2015 at the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meeting in Nashville, Glock has found the ultra-concealable 6+1 capacity G43 to be a hit with production pushing past the seven-figure mark in the intervening triennium to keep up with demand. To celebrate, the company kicked off their interactive #IamGlock event on Monday, set to run for a week, with the prize being a custom hand-engraved model crafted by Rob Bunting.

“Glock customers are at the heart of everything that we do and this campaign celebrates the Glock family that has made one million Glock 43 pistols in only three years possible,” said Glock VP Josh Dorsey.

For a chance to take the one-of-a-kind G43 home, Glock fans have to post a photo demonstrating what “Glock means to you” using the #IamGlock hashtag on Instagram or Twitter or stop by the company’s booth at this year’s NRA Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas and have their picture taken. Those who choose the latter will become part of Glock’s live picture mosaic creation encapsulating the event.

The promo runs through May 6 at 1 pm EST. Full rules can be read here.

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NRA sets record straight on gun free zones at upcoming Dallas show

General Gun News - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 05:30

The Second Amendment organization is busy rebuffing media reports that its annual meeting in Texas this week has a big “no guns” sign lit.

The National Rifle Association has been quick to refute claims that an associated speaking event where the U.S. Secret Service has a security zone established to protect President Donald Trump and Vice President Pence translates to an institutionalized gun free zone established by the member organization.

While Friday’s scheduled Leadership Forum at the 7,400-seat Kay Bailey Hutchison Arena will be an area of heightened security under federal jurisdiction, the rest of the Convention Center and the Omni Dallas Hotel will be open to those with lawfully carried firearms. Past meetings have had similar constraints.

The Associated Press and other media outlets incorrectly said the NRA had banned guns during Trump and Pence speeches at its annual meeting. The AP later deleted a tweet with that information and issued a clarification that the ban was put in place by the Secret Service and did not cover the entire event.

“Those stories and those tweets are a lie, a fabrication,” said NRA TV host Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent assigned to protective duty for both Presidents George W. Bush and Barrack Obama. “The NRA did not ban guns.”

Elsewhere on social media, Parkland student turned gun control advocate Cameron Kasky over the weekend posted a screenshot of the Leadership Forum security notice, saying, “The NRA has evolved into such a hilarious parody of itself,” criticizing the gun ban. That tweet and others ignited the media firestorm and led to a string of clarifications from NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch.

NRA banned nothing. The media does this every year. It’s Secret Service SOP and they supersede all start and local control. Don’t complain about your eroding credibility and people calling you “fake news” when you publish things like this. https://t.co/aVlNuMNaw0

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 30, 2018

Also, it’s funny how anti-gun advocates are infuriated that law-abiding NRA members would follow the law. You can’t have it both ways, guys. https://t.co/KKvWB5rofO

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 30, 2018

I appreciate the AP correcting this. Thank you for this transparency. To be clear, guns are not banned. Secret Service assumes jurisdiction during their speeches only. https://t.co/eHpX4pednX

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 30, 2018

The NRA expects 80,000 people will attend along with 800-plus exhibitors during the three days the convention floor is open. Founded in 1871 with Union Army Civil War Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside elected as its first president, this year will be the organization’s 147th annual meeting.

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How a Muster Day Revival Could Secure Second Amendment Rights for Future Generations

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 05:24

You didn’t learn about this in your public high school history class, at least not recently. “Muster Day” was established in the United States after the passage of the Militia Acts of 1792 and remained a yearly tradition until the Civil War.

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Kansas: Self-Defense Legislation Could be Considered as Early as Tomorrow

NRA-ILA News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 14:15
As early as tomorrow, the Kansas Senate could consider self-defense legislation, House Bill 2042.
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