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Alaska State Commission for Human Rights Director Attacks Human’s Rights

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:44
The Last Frontier is also one of the last places one expects to find rights-trampling government officials. The state’s strong libertarian streak is one of the reasons a recent report regarding the authoritarian behavior of an official from the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights is so jarring.
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Pro-Gun Senators Introduce Bill to Prohibit Discrimination in Financial Services

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:38
On March 14, pro-gun Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced S. 821 the Freedom Financing Act, a bill to prohibit discrimination against the firearms industry in the provision of financial services.
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Long Range Precision: Seekins Havak Bravo Review

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:50

Former Sniper Instructor reviews the Seekins Precision Havak Bravo. This is a fully custom rifle that was built for Production division and at a price that is lower than many large manufacturers off the rack rifles. Everything on this rifle was made in house at Seekins shop in Lewiston, ID, minus the trigger, chassis, and barrel.

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Judge throws out Deerfield's "assault weapons" ban

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:09
A Lake County Circuit Court judge ruled Friday that the village of Deerfield overstepped its authority last year when it enacted a ban on "assault weapons" five years after the Illinois legislature declared such regulations the exclusive power of the state. Judge Luis Berrones issued a permanent injunction blocking the village from enforcing its ordinance. In the ruling, Berrones wrote that the plaintiff gun owners have “a clearly ascertainable right to not be subjected to a preempted and unenforceable ordinance” that prohibits possession of "assault weapons", imposes financial penalties for keeping them and allows their property to be confiscated.
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Supreme Court to Review New York City Gun Control Law

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 10:20
A headline in Reason Magazine said it all: “Have Gun, Can’t Travel.” That’s the plight of New York City “premises licensees” under one of the most bizarre and oppressive gun control laws in the nation. Now the U.S. Supreme Court has that law in its sights.
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Feinstein Pushes to Ban America’s Most Popular Firearm, Again

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 10:18
It’s been nearly 25 years since Dianne Feinstein uttered those words while discussing the 1994 ban on semiautomatic rifles, handguns and shotguns. With that proclamation, she made clear that her ultimate goal when it comes to firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens is nothing short of confiscation.
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Why New Zealand's New Gun Controls would be Unconstitutional in America

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 09:42
As my colleague Anna Giaritelli notes, gun control activists are calling for U.S. adoption of New Zealand's new gun regulations, as ordered by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern following last week's terrorist attack.
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Dems and Gun-Control Advocates Celebrate New Zealand Gun-Confiscation Plan

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 08:23
American gun-control advocates and Democratic politicians took to social media to celebrate New Zealand's plan to ban and confiscate many semiautomatic rifles and magazines on Thursday in the wake of the deadly Christchurch mosque attack. New Zealand's plan involves banning the sale and possession of any semiautomatic rifle or shotgun capable of accepting a magazine that holds more than five rounds of ammunition. Those who own such firearms would have to turn them in to police during a yet-to-be-determined buyback period or face criminal prosecution, fines, and jail time. The policy further restricts gun ownership in the country, which has a small number of gun owners. State officials enjoy wide authority to deny or revoke gun ownership licenses, which are required to purchase or own firearms.
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NRA President Oliver North on Washington state’s gun laws

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 08:20
NRA President and retired Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North stopped by The Dori Monson Show Wednesday to talk about the 2020 field of Democratic presidential candidates, and to go over new gun laws in Washington state. “None of these things are going to stop the kinds of heinous crimes we’ve been watching over the past several years,” he told Monson. “When you look at some of these acts — these mass killings — the legislation that Washington, and many other states, are enacting aren’t going to stop any of these.”
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MSNBC’s Ali Velshi: ‘Nobody in America Has Suggested Banning Any Guns’ (They Have)

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 08:16
MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi said "nobody in America has suggested banning any guns" during coverage Thursday of new gun control measures in New Zealand, although in fact many people in America have suggested banning types of guns. "Nobody in America has suggested banning any guns, but we have so many guns in this country that it causes other problems, right?" he asked, going on to discuss a recent NBC News report on the prevalence of suicide by guns in the United States. Velshi's comment is curious, given the intense wave of support for gun control measures on the left, particularly in the past year since the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Florida.
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Iowa: House Passes Bill to Improve Hunting Opportunities

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 08:08
On March 20th, the Iowa state House of Representatives voted 57-40 to pass House File 716 to improve hunting opportunities in Iowa by expanding the types of cartridges that may be used for hunting.  HF 716 will now go to the state Senate for further consideration.
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Remington Adds 6.5mm Creedmoor To 700 Mountain Stainless Line

General Gun News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 08:00

6.5mm Creedmoor fans looking for a lightweight mountain rifle could be pleased with Remington’s new offering. (Photo: Remington)

Remington announced Thursday they have expanded their Model 700 Mountain Stainless series to include a new chambering for the popular 6.5mm Creedmoor cartridge.

Big Green has been marketing the lightweight but durable rifle for the past several years in a half-dozen calibers popular with Western sportsmen ranging from 25-06 and 7mm-08 to 280 Rem and .30-06 Sprg, so the new Creedmoor offering makes sense.

Across the line, the series utilizes a 22-inch 416 stainless steel barreled action coupled with a Bell & Carlson stock with an aluminum bedding block to produce a rifle in the 6-pound range. The Creedmoor variant features a 1-in-8-inch right-hand twist.

All models in the series come standard with an X-Mark Pro externally adjustable trigger system and are scope mount ready. Suggested retail price is $1,152 but the 700 Moutain Stainless usually runs a bit less over the counter.

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Magpul’s PMAG D-50 7.62mm Magazine Now Available (VIDEO)

General Gun News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 06:00

Magpul said their new PMAG D-50 drum will hold the equivalent of “731 flying hockey pucks” worth of energy, in the form of 50 7.62x51mm rounds. Alternatively, they say that’s the same as “10 Angry Bobcats, 73 Double Cheeseburgers or 167 Matches,” worth of energy. Whatever, it’s Magpul.

Teased earlier this year, the new mag is essentially a bigger version of their tried-and-true 5.56mm D60 but in a larger caliber.

Weighing in at 1.5-pounds (empty) the D50 is capable of accommodating longer-than-SAAMI-spec match ammunition, up to 2.830-inches OAL, such as military M118LR ball. Optimized for use in SR-25/M110 platforms, the new drum includes a translucent window on the rear to keep tabs on the amount of brass inside. Further, it can be disassembled with a flat blade screwdriver.

Price is  $149 — as well as the extra 4.5-pounds (when loaded) that it adds to your rifle’s fighting weight. Still, it looks fun in the earlier teaser video below, which is all that really matters sometimes.

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Full Auto Friday: Reising SMG Edition (VIDEOS)

General Gun News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 05:30

Most don’t know that bargain boomstick maker Harrington & Richardson made a submachine gun that saw service from Guadalcanal to Normandy– but it happened.

A design from gun inventor Eugene G. Reising — who cut his teeth working with John Browning on several firearms — his early 1940s SMG concept looked like a traditional carbine of its day. Featuring a one-piece wood stock to accommodate a short-barreled delayed blowback weapon, his closed-bolt burp gun attained a cyclic rate of over 500 rounds per minute.

Chambered in .45ACP, the stubby select-fire Reising took used low-capacity (for a sub gun) 12 or 20-round box magazines which limited its practicality. The cocking handle, rather strangely, was recessed under the fore end and required the user to tilt or even flip the gun to chamber a round.

The select-fire version of the gun was produced in two variants, the M50 and M55, by Harrington & Richardson in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The overall length of the M50 version of the gun was 37-inches with an 11-inch finned and compensated barrel. Weight was kept down to 6.8 pounds, unloaded.

The Reising M50, bottom, compared favorably in size to the later .30-caliber M1/M2 Carbine, top. (Photo: Chris Eger/

The M55 variant, which used wooden stock with a folding wire butt, was just 22.25-inches long with the stock folded.

When compared to its main domestic rival, the M1921/28 Thompson submachine gun, it was much cheaper and lighter. This made the H&R-produced Reising popular with government purchasing agents who snapped up early batches of the M50 and its slightly shorter folding-stock brother, the M55, just as the U.S. was becoming embroiled in WWII.

By 1942, Marines, headed to take Guadalcanal in the South Pacific back from the Japanese, were armed with a curious mix of Reisings, Springfield ’03 rifles (the Devils wouldn’t adopt the M1 Garand until later in the war), Browning BAR automatic rifles, and a few Johnson rifles. Not only the Marines but also the Navy on occasion used the humble Reising during the campaign, with one crewman on a landing craft reportedly utilizing a borrowed specimen to clear a Japanese soldier from a nearby tree “and he come tumbling down like a bird.”

Reisings in USMC service during WWII: Marine Navajo Code Talkers with one of the SMGs front and center, Marine Sgt. Michael Strank with an M55 at the ready, and a Marine guard at FDR’s Shangri-La retreat– now Camp David– with a slung M50.

While an interesting concept in a stateside showroom, the Reising didn’t perform well under combat conditions. Marines who were essentially beta-testing the guns soon found themselves with Reisings that were so rusty and jammed that they would not function. By 1943, they were largely pulled from frontline service.

Nonetheless, M50s still soldiered on in the rest of the war, used by Coast Guard Beach Patrol Units and various State Guards back on the Home Front.

The Navy also continued to utilize the H&R SMG as well.

German and Italian prisoners of war on board the battleship USS Texas (BB-35) in June 1944 of the French coast of Normandy in the immediate aftermath of D-Day. Note the Reising in the hands of the sailor to the far left. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

In all, H&R made somewhere on the order of 120,000 M50 and M55 submachine guns then added to those numbers with a semi-auto carbine version, the M60. Today, due to the fact that most left in the states were liquidated from government storage long before the 1968 NFA amnesty and the gun continued to be offered for commercial and LE sales for years after, there are a good number of intact Reisings still floating around.

In fact, Rock Island has at least three transferable M50s up for grabs at their May Premier Auction, starting at about $4,500– which is a comparatively low price for a full-auto Class III gun.

(Photo: RIAC)

Especially if you have a hankering for taking the beachhead.

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Daniel Horner claims top honors with M17 at All Army Championship

General Gun News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 05:00

Daniel Horner competes at the All Army Championship. (Photo: U.S. Army photo courtesy of Michelle Lunato)

Team Sig shooter Daniel Horner earned several first-place finishes at the 2019 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship, commonly referred to as the All Army Championship.

Horner, a U.S. Army Sergeant First Class with the U.S. Army Reserves, pulled in first place wins in the Multi-Gun competition and National Match Rifle Course of Fire in addition to being awarded as the Overall Individual Match Champion. Horner also served as a member of the Army Reserves Career Division Team which took the Overall Team Championship title. Horner competed alongside Sgt. Joseph Hall, Staff Sgt. Rafael Fuentes, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Parker with Sgt. Maj. James Mauer serving as team coach.

The Sig Sauer P320 offers some similar traits as the Army’s M17. (Photo:

The All Army Championship runs competitors through “sun-up to sun-down” matches using only U.S. Army issued gear and guns. The competition, which ran Mar. 10 through Mar. 16, is open to Active Duty, Army Reserves, U.S. Army National Guard, Military Academy, College ROTC cadets and OCS candidates.

“The 2019 All Army Championship was an extremely challenging competition that tested both my shooting skills and my endurance. It was an honor to be one of the first competitors to run the U.S. Army’s newly issued M17 pistol in competition, and it was very satisfying to use it to win the match,” Horner said in a press release.

Among the guns used in competition was the M17, the Army’s newest service pistol. Similar to the civilian P320, the M17 features a polymer build chambered in 9mm. The M17 was first issued to service members in the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell in 2017 as part of an initial buy that included 190,000 pistols. The Sig pistol beat out incumbent Beretta for the coveted MHS handgun slot.

In related news, the crew caught up with Horner at SHOT Show earlier this year to talk about both the Sig MPX Copperhead and the M400 Tread, below.

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New John Wick Trailer Has Guns, Lots of Guns

General Gun News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 04:30

If you are a fan of really nice 3 Gun setups, the new John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum preview is must-watch material.

Released by Lionsgate this week, the trailer has super-gun-fu ninja John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returning to the big screen. With a $14 million price tag on his head, he has the franchise’s standard horde of well-dressed bounty-hunters killers hot on his trail.

Of course, though, the plot takes a sideline as Wick — joined by the original Colt Python fan Laurence Fishburne— drops a callback to the now 20-year-old “Guns, Lots of Guns” scene from the Matrix (also released through Lionsgate).

You remember that scene, right?

The new Wick trailer highlights other great stuff like a knife fight in a knife museum, Halle Berry with a threaded barreled SIG P365 vs. a bulletproof suit, a goon squad with HK MP5s keeping it old school, and the pit-bull packing Wick Actual showing off lots of Taran Tactical stuff to include a STI 2011 Combat Master, tricked out SIG MPX carbine with jungle mags, and a Benelli M2 Super 90 with a John Holmes-length magazine extension.

What’s not to like?

JW3 is set to release May 17 but to help fill in the time until then, the crew visited with Taran Tactical to get the scoop on the long-slide worthy of Mr. Wick, below.

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Looming Bump Stock Ban Blocked By Federal Court Order

General Gun News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 04:00

The litany of legal challenges to the federal bump stock ban generated an injunction on Thursday.

The U.S. 10th Circuit on Thursday issued a temporary stay of the pending federal bump stock ban set to take effect next week.

The stay comes in the case of Utah gun rights advocate W. Clark Aposhian, backed by the nonprofit New Civil Liberties Alliance, which takes issue with how government regulators moved to outlaw the devices last year. As such, it blocks enforcement, set to take effect on March 26, against Aposhian while his case is in the courts.

“Today the Court of Appeals told the ATF that it could not rush through the bump stock ban without meaningful judicial review,” said Caleb Kruckenberg, NCLA’s litigation counsel, in a statement to “The Court understands the stakes and is refusing to let an innocent owner be declared a felon, as scheduled.”

The lawsuit, filed in January in a Salt Lake City U.S. District Court, challenges the proper role of administrative agencies– such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives– and whether their regulations may contradict a law passed by Congress, specifically the definition of a “machine gun” as set by lawmakers in 1934 and 1968. The case argues that ATF essentially rewrote the definition as set out by previous laws, something that was not in the agency’s power to do.

Going back to 2017, regulators had researched federal law to determine if certain bump stock devices fall within the definition of “machine gun,” which led to President Trump last February to order the Department of Justice to craft regulations to “write out” the devices himself. Since then, the primary maker of bump stocks in the country stopped taking orders for the controversial devices, although they were still readily available from dealers until this week.

Attorneys for Aposhian further argue that the government is also retroactively punishing otherwise lawful purchasers of the devices– with punishable up to 10 years in federal prison for first-time offenders– who may not hear about the ban before it turns them into felons.

While U.S. District Judge Jill N. Parrish, a 2015 appointment by President Obama, turned away Aposhian’s request for an injunction on Wednesday, saying his case has “not shown a likelihood of success,” NCLA filed an emergency request to the 10th Circuit who granted the injunction. Both sides have until March 29 to file a further response with the court.

“The Court’s decision to stay the bump stock rule is an important recognition of the high stakes in this case,” noted NCLA. “While the order is limited, the Court recognizes that Mr. Aposhian has raised a substantial basis to question the rule’s validity.”

Several other cases, filed immediately after the rule was signed by then-Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker in December, are also seeking injunctions with mixed results. One such effort, the cases of FPC v. Whitaker and Guedes v. BATFE, will be heard by the D.C. Court of Appeals on Friday morning.

As many as 500,000 of the devices are believed to be in circulation.

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Utah: Self-Defense Bill Heads to the Governor’s Desk as Multiple Gun Control Bills Fail at the End of Session

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 16:30
The Utah Legislature has adjourned from its 2019 Legislative session.
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The Army is Gearing Up for a Large-Scale War with Its ‘Big Six’

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 13:41

The Army has cut or cancelled 186 different weapons programs to free up cash for what they're calling its "Big Six" in advance of a larger-scale war.

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AOC Applauds Nationwide Gun Confiscation in New Zealand, ‘This is What Leadership Looks Like’

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 13:19

New Zealand has decided to pursue a nationwide gun ban, and Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, like, loves it.

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