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Woman with CCW Shoots, Kills 17-Year-Old Trying to Rob Her

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:30

A Milwaukee woman carrying a concealed handgun shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who had tried to rob her at the request of the girl’s 26-year-old boyfriend. The boyfriend, who had previously been convicted of soliciting a child for prostitution, has been charged with felony murder.

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Nolte: CNN Wins Cronkite Award for Jake Tapper’s Rape Victim-Booing Town Hall

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:32
As if to prove just what a rotted and rancid institution journalism has become, of all the media events to occur last year, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism has been given to the CNN town hall where a rape victim was booed.
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Missouri Bill Requires All Residents to Own an AR-15

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:35

A Missouri state representative is trying to make a point by introducing legislation mandating the ownership of an AR-15-style rifle by all eligible state residents.

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Connecticut: Committee Votes Today For Gun Bills

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:58
On March 20th, the Connecticut state Joint Judiciary Committee will be voting on a number of bills before them that would affect your Second Amendment rights, including bills to continue the never-ending push for more gun control in Connecticut.
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The Real Reason Connecticut's Decision About Remington and Sandy Hook Doesn't Make Sense

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:30
Gun control activists joyously celebrated a court decision Thursday, claiming that the ruling will be a massive step towards ending gun violence.
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Millennials Support Hunting But Less Likely to Participate

General Gun News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:00

Millennial hunting participation is on the decline, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (Photo: NSSF)

The younger generations offer greater social support towards hunters but are less likely to actually participate in the sport, according to a Multi-Generational Research Report by YPulse and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Millennials, those born between 1981 and 1996, stated legal, regulated hunting is a movement they can get behind. Though the younger generation toss support and trust to hunters, the study says, they aren’t as likely to actually participate in any hunting activities. According to the report, 76-percent of polled Millennials stated they supported owning a gun for legal, regulated hunting, but the younger generation is less likely to actively participate — only 14-percent even own a gun.

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recurring National Survey further demonstrated the younger generation’s lack of participation in the hunting arena, revealing that hunting participation among Millennials is on the decline. In 2011, Millennials accounted for 5 percent of hunters, but in 2016 that figure dropped to 4 percent.

Speaking on the subject of participation at SHOT Show, NSSF Director of Research and Market Development Jim Curcuruto said the decline in active participation among younger generations relates to their social attitudes towards the topic of guns. He added, “There’s some challenges there with the younger generation.”

The Multi-Generational Research Report showed Millennials supported hunting but weren’t as likely to see collecting guns as something they could back. (Photo: Multi-Generational Research Report)

According to the NSSF report, Millennials see guns as a social issue with 45 percent favoring gun control over gun rights. Curcuruto said the NSSF is committed to bringing more youth into the shooting sports, particularly hunting as hunting is seeing the biggest overall decline. Hunting brings in revenue for state wildlife agencies, accounting for over half of funding through license fees, excise taxes, ammunition and equipment sales. Both the NSSF and the U.S. Wildlife Service agree that the future of hunting depends on support and participation from Millennials and the generation that follows, Gen Z.

“(Millennials) represents the most populous age segment in American history, a distinction suggesting the untapped potential of the new blood that Millennials can infuse into the hunting community,” NSSF author Glenn Sapir wrote in an article on Millennial hunters. “With that growth would come an injection of economic gain for not only the industry that provides products and services but also for the wildlife-management agencies that are so financially dependent on license sales and hunting-item excise tax revenue.”

The NSSF’s fight to change the participation rate starts with its Let’s Go Hunting and +One campaigns. These initiatives encourage current hunters and gun owners to invite younger people out into the field. Through a mentor approach, the NSSF hopes that gun owners can help turn the decline in hunting around.

“We’re working on a lot of initiatives to revitalize and get people out in the field,” Curcuruto said. “This is one of the most important things we can do as an industry together— get behind the +One campaign initiative. We want to increase participation one person at a time.”

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Rare WWII Shotgun Anti-Aircraft Trainer Surfaces

General Gun News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:30

The “machine guns” in both of these WWII images are actually Remington Model 11 shotguns converted for use as a training device. Nearly 60,000 such guns ran through millions of paper-hulled shotgun shells training aircrew how to splash enemy aircraft. (Photos: National Archives)

If you wanted to get good at smoking enemy planes in 1943, it was a lot easier to start off dusting clay pigeons with a Remington shotgun.

It’s a simple concept, with a shotgun being easier and cheaper to cut a trainee’s teeth on “wing shooting” than a full-sized machine gun. Accordingly, the Army and Navy bought 59,961 Remington Model 11 semi-auto — the company’s version of the Browning A5 — during World War II., along with 204 million clay targets then got to work.

Maine-based Poulin Auctions has one such surviving Remington M11 in their upcoming Spring Premier Firearms Auction. The gun includes “U.S.” acceptance marks and a Bell Aircraft adapter gun mount to allow the 12 gauge to mimic the feel of a spade-gripped Browning machine gun.

Of note, the Remington has a 28-inch barrel with a Lyman Cutt’s Compensator and full choke tube, which is about right for Japanese Zeroes. (Photo: Poulin Auctions)

Does your shotgun have a Bell Aircraft adapter mount? (Photo: Poulin Auctions)

Even if the Remington 11 isn’t your cup of tea, the auction has lots of other interesting items like a Vietnamese M1911 copy that was surely unlicensed, a Singer that is, and an Italian Carcano Tromboncino, for those who think the regular Carcano didn’t have enough bass.

The below Army Air Corps training film from 1943 — which includes a young Lt. Ronald Reagan — shows how aerial gunners, particularly rear gunners, were trained. You get to see Lt. Burgess Meredith start working with Remington Model 31 pump-action shotguns and clays at about the 8:34 mark before moving up to full-sized .30-cal and .50-cal machine guns. You’ve come this far, why not?

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Maryland, New Hampshire Advance Gun Control Bills

General Gun News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:00

Democrats in Maryland and New Hampshire were able to progress a host of anti-gun bills that would take aim at private gun sales, among others. (Photo: Chris Eger/

Lawmakers in two states this week advanced gun control measures that would expand mandatory background checks on gun transfers and add new restrictions to others.

In New Hampshire, the Democrat-controlled state House approved HB 109 and HB 514, sending them to the equally blue state Senate. The bills, respectively, would require background checks on a wider pool of gun transfers and add a seven day waiting period to firearm purchases.

While anti-gun advocates that support the background check expansion argue it impacts commercial sales only, the bill’s text defines such a transfer as one that takes place “at a gun show, or pursuant to an advertisement, posting, listing, or display.” Second Amendment groups describe this as a thinly-veiled ban on many otherwise private sales unless they have a licensed firearm dealer first perform a background check.

Should the bills pass the New Hampshire Senate, they would have to earn the signature of Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, who signed a constitutional carry measure into law in 2017.


On Monday, the Democrat-controlled Maryland House approved HB 740 and HB 786, sending them to the state Senate. The bills in tandem would require person-to-person private sales of longarms such as rifles and shotguns to go through a licensed dealer for the purpose of a background check and establish a ban 3D-printed guns. Private sales of handguns and “assault weapons” already have to be processed by FFLs.

Second Amendment advocates contend the moves will do little for public safety while unjustly targeting lawful gun owners. A recent U.S. Department of Justice survey of armed criminals found that most obtained their guns on the street or via illegal means such as straw purchases.

Local Maryland pro-gun groups and Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis gathered at the House of Delegates this week to oppose the bills, vowing noncompliance should they become law.

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Data Review Contradicts Hickenlooper Claim on Colo. Gun-Check Law

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 07:28
A review of Colorado data on gun background checks contradicts recent claims by former Colorado governor and Democratic presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper. Hickenlooper has repeatedly touted his signature on a universal background check measure. He has said the law was important because background checks in Colorado have prevented people from purchasing guns and that the system in place beforehand didn't require checks on half of all gun sales.
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Hudson Manufacturing, Makers of the H9, Files for Bankruptcy

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 07:20

Hudson Manufacturing has filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy. The company is shuttering their doors, leaving H9 owners with more questions than answers.

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The Charter Arms Professional, a 7-Shot .32 H&R Magnum Revolver

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:50

Charter Arms is breaking the mold with their latest new gun, a 7-shot small-frame revolver chambered for the unlikely .32 H&R Magnum.

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DIY: Convert Your A2 Gas Block to a Low Profile Gas Block

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:43

My AR-15 is a Frankenstein gun. It’s got parts from at least five different guns I’ve owned. Overall, I like it, but the one thing that bugs me is the A2 style gas block. It’s that huge triangle at the front of the handguard. It was designed to be the front iron sight combined with the […]

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Firearms Reporter Takes Kirsten Gillibrand to the Woodshed Over Her Anti-Gun Remarks

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:46
It’s not that they don’t know. I’m sure they do know by now. They have to, but for the sake of the narrative, they need to peddle straight garbage about firearms to get their base drummed up.
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State Firearms Registry Being Considered in Pennsylvania

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:03

A bill making its way through the Pennsylvania General Assembly would require gun owners to register their firearms, notify the state police of any firearms transfer, and impose a yearly fee to renew a valid firearms registration card.

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What Does Beto O’Rourke Believe?

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:22
There has been a debate, both in the run-up to and since last week’s launch of Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign, about his ideology and policy positions. It has two dimensions.
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Colorado: Senate Committee Rapidly Passes “Red Flag” Bill to the Senate Floor With Little Notice

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:09
With less than 12 hours-notice to the public, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed gun control legislation, House Bill 1177, this morning.
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One-Handed Shooting: Let It Tilt 10 O’Clock High

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:07

You don’t always have to hold the pistol vertically. When firing with one hand, tilting the gun slightly helps to align your muscles to create a better firing platform. This is not a different grip. It is a different hold.

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Maryland: House Passes Multiple Gun Control Bills to the Senate

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:59
Last night, the Maryland House passed multiple gun control bills.  House Bill 786 was passed by a 90 to 49 vote, and House Bill 740 was passed by a 94 to 45 vote. 
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Maryland House of Delegates OKs bills requiring long gun background checks, banning 3D-printed guns

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:41
The Maryland House of Delegates gave final approval Monday to bills that would ban 3D printed guns and require background checks for all sales of long guns, such as shotguns and rifles. The bills are among the priorities of gun-control advocates, but just as strongly opposed by gun-rights supporters.
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Rhode Island lawmakers consider gun control bills

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:39
Lawmakers are set to take up a number of bills related to gun control. Among them, is a measure that would raise the age to buy a gun in Rhode Island.
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