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NRA, gun rights groups using New York City rules to seek expansion of Second Amendment in Supreme Court

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 17:37
Gun rights groups are using New York City restrictions that may be repealed as a rallying cry to press the Supreme Court for a major expansion of its Second Amendment precedents. The effort is based on the hope that the court's new, five-member conservative majority will be more sympathetic to gun rights, in much the same way that anti-abortion groups are hoping for a high court crackdown on reproductive rights.
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Minnesota: 2019 Regular Session Ends as Legislature Gears up for Special Session This Week

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:37
Monday night, the Minnesota Legislature adjourned from its 2019 Legislative Session. Though, lawmakers are expected to reconvene later this week for a short Special Session.
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Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss NRA/SAF Suit Against Washington Gun Control

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 13:03
On Tuesday a federal judge rejected a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against Washington’s gun control Initiative 1639. I-1639 took effect January 1, 2019, and UPI reported that it “bans the sale of semi-automatic weapons to anyone under the age of 21.” I-1639 also put an enhanced background check in place for those still allowed to buy commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles and puts gun storage requirements in place, along with penalties for gun owners who fail to comply with those requirements.
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Gun Control Activists Urge Approval Of Proposal To Require Fingerprints For Illinois Gun Licenses, More Background Checks For Firearm Purchases

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:43
Gun control advocates plan a rally in Springfield on Wednesday, to urge state lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at closing perceived loopholes in the state’s gun licensing system. The measure would require anyone applying for or renewing a Firearm Owner’s Identification card to submit fingerprints as part of their application. It also would require background checks for all gun sales, including by private sellers.
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Parkland families push petitions for 2020 ban on "assault weapons" in Florida

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:38
Relatives of some of the 17 people killed in the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High gathered with activists Monday in Fort Lauderdale to submit the first of what they hope will be more than 1 million petitions signed in a push to force a 2020 ballot question to prohibit the possession of what they called “military-grade” weapons. If it passes, the ban would be cemented as an amendment to the Florida Constitution.
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Suspected Armed Robber Shot Dead on SMU Boulevard by Potential Victim, Police Say

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:33
A man suspected of an attempted robbery has been shot dead at an apartment complex near Southern Methodist University campus Tuesday night, Dallas police said. Officers were called to the scene shortly after 9 p.m. at the Mockingbird Flats Apartments.
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Switzerland Caves to EU, Imposes Slate of Strict New Gun Laws

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:31

Switzerland has voted to impose a slate of new gun laws that align the country more closely with the European Union, state media reported on Sunday.

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Dozens Take Part in Active Church Shooting Training at Crestwood Gun Range

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:28
Parishioners of several Louisville-area churches are now better trained when it comes to protecting others from a gunman. More than 50 people came out to Openrange Gun Range on Tuesday for a free church security conference. The two-hour class taught gun safety and what to do in case of an active shooter situation.
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Presidential Hopeful John Hickenlooper Calls for National Standard Gun Licenses

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:20
John Hickenlooper, Colorado’s former two-term governor turned Democratic presidential candidate, wants to create a national standard for gun licenses — one that would require individuals who want to own a gun to pass a safety test first — as part of a national gun control platform his campaign released Wednesday.
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This Elusive Saiga 12 is Tricked Out for Enjoyment (VIDEO)

General Gun News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 09:00

Originally manufactured in Izhevsk, Russia, the Saiga 12 shotgun has its roots deeply planted in the birthplace of its brethren, the iconic AK rifle. The Saiga’s obvious appeal to AK aficionados, combined with its ability to accept a detachable magazine, helped make it an extremely popular shotgun.

Saiga 12 shotguns are patterned after the time tested and reliable AK action, but chambered to accept both 2.75- and 3-inch 12-gauge shells. They also have an adjustable gas system adjust the operation for different types of shells. When Saiga 12s import into the U.S., they arrive no frills, which make them perfect for customization.

Still shot of Meadows modified Saiga 12. (Photo: Don Summers/

Oklahoma-based Tromix customized this Saiga 12. Their gunsmiths moved the trigger configuration in order to add a folding skeleton stock, added a full rail system equipped with a red dot, fore-grip and handle, and a door-breaching muzzle brake.

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New 8x22mm Nambu Ammo Headed to Market

General Gun News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 08:30

An estimated 475,000 Japanese Type 14 and Type 94 Nambu pistols were made, with many coming back to the U.S. after WWII as war trophies. Steinel Ammo is now making new cartridges for these relics. (Photos: Chris Eger/ pistol, Steinel- ammo)

Ohio-based Steinel Ammunition announced this week they are making new factory ammo for Japanese Nambu pistols. The rimless, bottleneck 8x22mm cartridge was developed in 1904 by Kijiro Nambu, a firearms designer often referred to as the “Japanese John Browning.”

Used in Nambu’s Type 14 and Type 94 pistols as well as his Type 100 submachine gun in World War II, the low-powered cartridge had a reputation in military service as being on the anemic side, especially when compared to .45 ACP rounds. While no guns chambered for the round have been made since 1945, officials with Steinel feel there is a desire among potentially thousands of Nambu enthusiasts in the States for the round.

“Unless you are adept at loading your own ammunition, we find many classic firearms owners are just keeping these unique historical pieces in the safe,” said Andy Steinel, president of Steinel Ammunition. “So many Marines who served in the Pacific theater during World War II either captured or picked up one of these Type 14 or 94 Nambu pistols. They are incredibly fun to shoot, offer light recoil and their unique design is still copied by firearm designers today.”

Steinel noted that no less a firearms designer than Bill Ruger is believed to have used the Nambu handgun series as inspiration for his own Standard .22LR pistol in 1949.

Using an 83-grain full metal jacketed bullet, Steinel is marketing the new production Nambu cartridges in 25-round boxes for $26.99.

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From the Warehouse: A Pile of Colt Gold Cups (PHOTOS)

General Gun News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 08:00

What’s not to like about a Colt Gold Cup? (Photos: Richard Taylor/

An absolute classic offshoot of the standard M1911, the Colt Gold Cup series are iconic match pistols, and we have several up for grabs from the warehouse.

John Moses Browning’s celebrated 1911 design was adopted by the U.S. military just in time for World War I and soon after Colt began to respond to feedback to tweak the gun for further use. In January 1932, Colt responded to the common fine tuning done to service pistols by military marksmen at the National Match competitions in Camp Perry by introducing the National Match series of accurized 1911s that offered upgrades such as hand-fitted internals, match barrels, checked triggers and mainspring housings and adjustable sights. This model proved popular until it was suspended in 1942 due to the pressing needs of World War II.

In 1957, Colt rebooted the concept as the “Gold Cup National Match” line and has retained the terminology ever since. Fundamentally, these guns have been the benchmark for right-out-of-the-box competition pistols for more than a half-decade with Colt long describing them as “the finest shooting semi-automatic in the world.” With that being said, many have also turned to the reliable all-steel longslide for personal protection and in the good old days when the wheel gun was king for law enforcement, it was not uncommon for members of LE shooting teams to carry their otherwise competition NM 1911s for everyday use.

Originally introduced with the square-bladed Colt Accro adjustable rear sight — which was later changed out as the series progressed, the guns featured slanted serrations on the slide as well as a grooved 7/16-inch flat rib in the 12-o’clock position, the latter feature giving the gun a distinctive “flat-top” appearance. Other improvements include a flat mainspring housing, larger ejection port and several minor internal differences from the standard GI 1911.

Our current selection of Gold Cups that is up for grabs from our extensive gun library covers a wide range of the gun’s production history, covering about a 30-year range.

This MK IV Series 70 Colt Gold Cup National Match from 1983 and includes factory Elliason rear sights, an adjustable trigger, and a beautiful finish for its age. It comes with its original box and paperwork. Colt stopped producing this model in 1983.

This stainless 80 Series Colt Gold Cup hails from 1993 and has wraparound grips

This Colt Gold Cup Trophy is a 1999-vintage gun. The Trophy series started in 1997 and this example includes Elliason rear sights and a wraparound grip. Of note, this beautiful Colt is currently just $999.

A more modern gun, this slick circa 2013 Series 80 Colt MK IV Gold Cup National Match “round top” has imitation pearl Colt grips and a skeletonized trigger.

This certified gun still has the original Colt rubber grips as well as an extra mainspring in its original factory case.

This Gold Cup National Match, of recent manufacture, is one of Colt’s Series 70 O5870A1 style flat tops, a more retro styling that Colt has been going with in recent years.

For home defense, competition use or sheer collectability, it is hard to beat a vintage Colt Gold Cup 1911.

We always have several Gold Cups on hand, with our current selection ranging across nearly a four-decade span of the type’s construction.

However, for those who would like to go with something new and take it from there, Colt still makes the Gold Cup line in both 70 and 80 series and can help you out with one of those bad boys as well. Check out the video of the new stainless 70 Series Gold Cup Trophy we caught up a while back.

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Mc3 Long Action Stocks Now Shipping with New Finish Options

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 07:32

The Mc3 Tradition (Hunting) Stock is the newest generation of high-performance rifle stocks designed, engineered and manufactured by McMillan to be Exponentially Better.

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New Hampshire: Senate Floor Votes Scheduled for Anti-Gun Bills

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 07:09
On ​May 23rd, the New Hampshire state Senate will be holding floor votes for a number of bills that would impact our Second Amendment rights, including legislation to criminalize the private transfer of firearms, impose waiting periods, increase arbitrary boundaries where law-abiding citizens are left defenseless, and take away the constitutional rights of individuals without due process.
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Stern Defense Caliber Conversion for ARs: New Model Uses P320 and M&P Magazines

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 06:23

Stern MAG-AD adapters are very easy to install. They lock in hard with no wiggle after adjustment. They hold your mags in and drop free when the release-control is engaged.

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Auto-Ordnance Salutes 75th D-Day Anniversary with Custom Guns (PHOTOS)

General Gun News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 06:00

Auto-Ordnance has a trio of commemorative firearms paying homage to the men, units, and feats of courage related to D-Day. (Photos: Auto-Ord)

Thompson Auto-Ordnance has landed a series of GI-style guns in a salute to the upcoming anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy in World War II.

In remembrance of Operation Overlord, which saw more than 160,000 Allied troops descend on the coast of France on June 6, 1944, Auto-Ord has unveiled limited edition, commemorative models of their Thompson .45 ACP semi-auto rifle, 1911A1 .45ACP pistol, and M1 .30-caliber Carbine. Each carries custom engravings by Outlaw Ordnance of West Monroe, Louisiana.

“America’s brave warriors were called to do the impossible, beginning the struggle to wrest Europe from the hands of Nazi tyranny,” says the Pennsylvania-based company of the D-Day invasion. “Auto-Ordnance offers this series to honor the many American soldiers who fought so others could be free again.”

The commemorative “Ranger Thompson” is dedicated to the memory of the elite U.S. Army Rangers who scaled the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc to attack a key German position on the morning of the invasion.

Cerakoted in Army O.D. Green, each has a series of engravings including the image of an Army Ranger, the Ranger patch, and a grappling hook used to scale the cliffs. At the time of the D-Day landings, the M1928/M1 “Tommy Guns” was the most prolific submachine gun in U.S. service. Auto-Ord’s semi-auto version sports a 16.5-inch barrel.

One 30-round and one 20-round magazine, a Kerr sling, and a WWII 3-cell mag pouch are included.

The Ranger Thompson has an MSRP of $1,886.

The special edition “Soldier M1 Carbine,” pays respect to the “war baby” .30-caliber weapon carried by thousands of GIs at Normandy– which included many paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions.

Engraved on the left side of the rifle’s walnut furniture are newspaper headlines from the invasion as well as part of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s address to the troops prior to the invasion.

The buttstock has images depicting the beach landings while patches of the various Army divisions involved in Overlord are on the right-hand side of the stock.

MSRP on the Soldier M1 Carbine is $1,391.

Speaking of Eisenhower, “The General 1911” has engravings of the Texas-born Allied supreme commander and later President as well as his words, “Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.”

The .45ACP also has engravings of Gen. Omar Bradley, and Navy Adm. Alan Kirk.

MSRP on the General 1911 is $1,134.

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Hank Williams Jr. Offers Cash for His Grandpas’s Lost Shotgun

General Gun News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 05:30

While “a country boy can survive,” to help carry on a hunting tradition, Bocephus is looking for a lost family heirloom 16-gauge, no questions asked. (Photo: Steve Smith/Facebook)

Country singer and avid hunter Hank Williams, Jr. is looking for his grandfather’s long lost Remington shotgun and is offering cash or trade for its return.

Williams, better known to his legion of fans as Bocephus, is on the prowl for a specific Model 11-48 made by Big Green. The 16-gauge semi-auto, whose serial number ends in 58111, is thought by the singer’s Alabama attorney, Steve Smith, to have been lost when Williams moved from rural “Cullman to Paris–possibly from his cabin on Smith Lake.”

While the country legend is offering “fifty $100 dollar bills, NO QUESTIONS ASKED, no chance of criminal prosecution,” Smith also says if the finder would prefer a gun or guitar “I’m sure that can be arranged with a proper certificate of authenticity.” In addition, a $1,000 finders fee has been offered for information that puts Smith on the trail of the vintage scattergun.

Introduced by the New York-based gunmaker in 1952, some 429,000 Remington Model 11-48s were made before the shotguns were phased out in favor of later models in 1968.

Williams, 69, said the gun belonged to his Granddad Sheppard and he now wants to “pass the Remington down to my own children and grandchildren.”

Earlier this month he posted photos of an Alabama turkey hunt in which 10-year-old Lane Murphy harvested two toms with a .410.

Guided Lane Murphy 10 yr old 1st one got both w one shot 410ga

— Hank Williams, Jr. (@HankJr) March 21, 2019

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Springfield Armory Adds 10mm to XD-M Optical Sight Pistol Line

General Gun News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 05:00

Springfield Armory is expanding their XD-M OSP line to include a 10mm pistol (Photos: SA)

Illinois-based Springfield Armory is growing their optics-ready XD-M series by adding an offering chambered in 10mm Auto.

The latest XD-M OSP sports a 5.3inch hammer-forged threaded barrel with suppressor-height sights. The pistol comes standard with an RMR cut and three mounting plates to fit a range of optics including the Vortex Venom, Burris FastFire 2 & 3, Leupold DeltaPoint & DeltaPoint Pro, as well as the Trijicon RMR. An integral accessory rail accommodates lights or lasers.

The new pistol variant is a logical step after the company released 10mm installments to the XD series last October just after they debuted their new Optical Sight Pistol line in 9mm.

The XD-M OPS in 10mm has a 5.3-inch Melonite treated barrel with a 1/2x28TPI thread pitch for suppressors and co-witnessed suppressor-height iron sights in addition to its optics-ready capability.

When it comes to specs, the newest XD is 8.74-inches overall and weighs in at 28.5-ounces, the latter largely due to its polymer frame.

It ships with two 15-round magazines and three interchangeable pistol grip backstraps for an MSRP of $695.

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Washington: Lawsuit Against I-1639 Proceeds After Motion To Dismiss Denied

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:48
On May 20th, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington rejected a motion by the government defendants to dismiss the lawsuit filed by NRA and the SAF against Washington’s gun control ballot initiative, I-1639.  The lawsuit may now proceed.
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Illinois Committee Passes Bill to Increase Cost of FOID 1000

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:40
On May 21st, the Illinois state House Judiciary Committee voted 12-7 to pass House Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 1966.  While it has not yet been scheduled for further action, the House may take it up at any time.  HA 1 to SB 1966 would impose various gun control schemes in Illinois, such as criminalizing private transfers and increasing the cost and red tape for a FOID card. 
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