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Nostalgically named after boom boxes, Ghetto Blaster rifles are powerful and highly portable. These guns are built on the new Gen 4 Noveske receivers.
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A north Harris County, Texas homeowner and former Marine was confronted by four males while standing in his driveway with his garage door open Friday night, and soon found a gun to his head.
Homeowner Alexander Borrego told Click2 Houston that his wife and children were inside the home when four teens grabbed him around 10:30 p.m. and pulled a gun on him. However, they were in for a surprise as Borrego, concerned about his family, had a handgun of his own concealed in his hoodie.
“As soon as I got my hand on my pistol I turned towards the guy that had the gun at the back of my head. I immediately removed the pistol away from my head as I began firing at those guys,” Borrego said.
The four ran from his home and one, shot in the chest and leg by Borrego, later showed up at a local hospital. The teen, brought to the hospital by his mother, is recovering.
“Sad, but I had my pistol on me and thank God for that,” Borrego said.
In an interview with Fox 26, the Marine, who left the service in 2009, stressed that he took action to protect his family.
“Before pulling the trigger, my last thought was ‘we’re all going to die right here because none of them are going to get in the house,” he said.
While police are investigating the matter and seeking suspects, the homeowner is not expected to be charged.
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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revisited Operation Lost Wolf this week, an investigation that unraveled a South American gun smuggling ring.
In an 8-minute short released this week by the agency on the 2004 case, agent Ali Berisha relates how he was called to the scene of a flooded warehouse in Miami after two boxes of Bushmaster AR-15 lower receivers fell from a ceiling and cracked a toilet.
“Upon inspecting the receivers, we saw that they were drilled — the serial numbers were drilled on both sides,” said Berisha, going on to say that when tested they were found to be illegally converted to select-fire. Subsequent investigation at the site turned up Norinco AK-pattern rifles in garbage bags and Wolf-brand ammo boxed and sealed inside freezers.
The multi-agency investigation eventually focused on two Miami-Dade residents from Venezuela, Raul Demolina and Rafael Samper; Joseph Ruiz, a gun shop owner; and Rodney Sharp of Homestead. In all, at least seven individuals were charged at the end of the operation during which the feds believed the guns and ammo were intended for the two rival groups locked in a struggle in South America– the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia.
In all, some 700,000 rounds of ammunition were seized as well as over 200 firearms. Ultimately a number of the defendants plead guilty to their role in the operation although one, Sharp, fled to China. The group was estimated to have made $4 million in profit while in operation, fueled by extreme markups on munitions resold to overseas buyers.
It should be noted that Lost Wolf took place two years before the first of ATF’s Project Gunrunner “gun-walking” investigations– which grew into the infamous operations Fast and Furious, and Wide Receiver– aimed to track guns and ammunition headed across the border with Mexico, were established.
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CMC Triggers introduces a new line of Match Precision Barrels designed to allow Glock users to upgrade their pistols without extensive gunsmithing.
Offering three models, CMC Glock barrels are designed to work alongside Glock 17, 19 and 34 pistols in the Gen 3 and Gen 4 series. The drop-in barrels are precision machined from 416R premium grade stainless steel which the company says is both durable and corrosion resistant.
The barrels are six groove, cut rifled with 1:10 twist. Straight fluted for aesthetics, CMC says the Glock barrels are designed to offer improvements to the Glock set-up without breaking the bank.
“These are an affordable, ultra accurate, durable upgrade to your existing Glock 17,19 or 34 factory barrel,” CMC said in a statement.
The bead-blasted barrels serve up a satin finish and are available in three finish options — Stainless, Bronze TiCN and Black DLC — and are available with or without suppressor threads in 1/2×28 thread pitch.
The threaded barrels offer a price tag of $210 while the non-threaded versions slide in just under $200. CMC says barrels are expected to start shipping in December 2017.
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Gabby Giffords' gun control organization is angling to pull the plug on websites that sell do-it-yourself (DIY) gun kits, commonly known as "ghost guns."
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A family-owned sporting goods store in central Pennsylvania told Fox News over the weekend Facebook pulled its advertisements over guns.
Jessica Keffer, marketing manager for the Sportsman’s Shop in East Earl, Pennsylvania, said the social media site applies its policy of prohibiting ads promoting weapons sales inconsistently — at the expense of small businesses.
“There seems to be a very strong political and cultural bias on the part of Facebook toward our industry,” she said during an interview with Fox and Friends Sunday. “We are not treated the same as your box stores. Dick’s Sporting Goods, Caleba’s, Bass Pro Shops — they all have the ability to advertise. We asked about that and their answer was ‘well they sell other things.’ We do too.”
The Sportsman’s Shop — the oldest gun store in Lancaster County — opened three miles down the road from its current location in 1954. The Class III dealer offers a selection of more than 2,000 firearms, suppressors and accessories — as well as outdoor gear and equipment for fishing, archery and hunting. It’s new location in East Earl also features an indoor gun range.
Keffer said she used Facebook’s marketing features without issue until one day last month when she noticed an ad for the store’s “Honor the Flag” sale had disappeared. When she questioned Facebook over the matter, staff referred her to the website’s policy against promotions for weapons sales.
Although the flagged advertisement didn’t promote gun sales itself, the Sportman’s Shop, in general, does. Therefore, Keffer explained, Facebook felt justified in revoking its advertising privileges.
“Social media has a marketplace that you really can’t touch any other way and in order for us to reach that marketplace, we need to be able to advertise,” she said. “Not being able to really just does our business and our industry a huge disservice.”
Sportsman’s Shop isn’t the only locally-owned gun dealer and range frustrated with Facebook’s policies.
Shoot Smart — a Texas-based gun range that bypassed local cable networks’ firearm bans by using images of puppies in their television ads — said social media advertising policies prove far more unpredictable.
“In the past, we have spent thousands on Facebook and Google AdWords, but then out of nowhere, our ads started getting denied,” said Jared Sloane, the range’s operation director, in an email to Guns.com last month. “When we ask Facebook or Google why we no longer can advertise, it’s always the same response.”
The message, Sloane said, cites a “zero tolerance policy” toward ads explicitly promoting weapons sales, “which includes, but isn’t limited to promotion through gun ranges.”
“So, in turn, we deleted the link on our page that went to the store (a small part of our business),” he said. “We then created new ads and started fresh, but we were still declined.”
“The problem isn’t the rules and why they prohibit the advertising, the problem is the inconsistency,” Sloane said. “Sometimes our Facebook ads are approved and sometimes they aren’t (majority of time), but then we will see an ad that another company is running that is flat out promoting gun or accessories sales. It makes no sense! We just would like a little consistency.”
Keffer said Sunday “it’s time the industry spoke up” about the issue, saying “I think we deserve the same right and the same treatment as any other small business.”
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