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Washington: Gun-Free Zone Expansion Fails To Advance

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:08
April 3rd marked the deadline for all policy committees to advance bills received from the opposite chamber. Having failed to receive a vote in the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee, Senate Bill 5434 to expand gun-free zones is now likely dead for the year.
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NRA and CRPA Oppose California’s Request to Immediately Halt “Large-Capacity” Magazine Ruling

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 15:51
On Tuesday, April 2, NRA and CRPA attorneys filed an opposition to California’s request seeking an immediate stay of enforcement of Friday’s decision in the case of Duncan v. Becerra, which found California’s restrictions against so-called “large-capacity” magazines unconstitutional and unenforceable.  The decision by the United States District Court for the Southern District of California is a tremendous victory for gun owners in California, striking down California’s restrictions against the manufacture, importation, sale, transfer, receipt, and possession of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, most of which have been in place for nearly two-decades.
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Pittsburgh Tries Tricky Legal Strategy to Control ‘Assault Rifle’ Use within City Limits

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 15:12

The all-Democratic Pittsburgh City Council voted 6-3 this week to ban the “use” of some semi-automatic rifles along with a total ban on magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition and all armor-piercing ammunition. The Council also voted to enact an ordinance allowing the court to seize firearms under an “extreme risk protection order” requested by a family or household member.

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Neighbors Arrested for Shooting Each Other While Wearing Bulletproof Vest

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:39

With the vest on Chuck shot Chris in the back, not once but six times. Chuck “unloaded the clip into Christopher's back," said the police report authored by the Benton County Sheriff's Office.

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HUNT365 March 2019 Issue

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:33

Technique    Gear    Stories    Cooking    News Featured Stories CZ 712 G2 Shotgun – Best Budget Semi-Auto Hunting Shotgun Tested – Review (videos) by Levi Sim The CZ 712 G2 shotgun is excellent. You’ll love everything about it, especially if you get the Green version. The look and finish, the way it comes […]

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Georgia: Legislature Adjourned Sine Die

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:51
On April 2nd, the Georgia General Assembly adjourned sine die from its 2019 Legislative Session having passed Senate Bill 72 in the last hours of session.  SB 72 now heads to Governor Brian Kemp’s desk to be signed into law.  In addition, anti-gun legislation, Senate Bill 150, was defeated this session when it was tabled.
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McConnell: Due to Endless Democratic Obstruction, It's Time to Fast-Track Trump Nominees

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:46
If you've been following the judicial confirmation wars of recent years, you're already aware that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has repeatedly taken off the gloves, forcing Democrats to live by the hardball partisan rules they've established over the course of numerous ends-driven power grabs.  He detonated Harry Reid's nuclear option after the minority party launched an unprecedented filibuster against Justice Gorsuch's nomination, and has subsequently trimmed and stymied other delay tactics, as Democrats have adjusted their approach to across-the-board resistance.  With some Democrats already fuming over the current consequences of the status quo they helped establish (President Trump and Leader McConnell have teamed up to confirm judges at a record pace), additional changes may be on the way.
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NRA convention expected to draw 80,000 to Indy

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:44
The National Rifle Association expects to draw up to 80,000 members later this month to Indianapolis for its annual convention, billed as "15 acres of guns and gear." "It's an economic win when we host the NRA and it's a win for the tourism workforce," said Chris Gahl, senior vice president of marketing and communications at Visit Indy. 
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Feds Grant $1 Billion to Wildlife Agencies from Gun, Equipment Sales

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:42
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on Monday announced over $1 billion in funding collected from the long-standing excise tax on the sale of guns, ammo, archery, and fishing equipment. The funds were collected included $673 million from the Pittman-Robertson and $365 million from the Dingell-Johnson programs, which have levied taxes against manufacturers of hunting and fishing equipment since 1937 and 1950, respectively. The initiative makes America’s sportsmen conservationists as they have contributed $21 billion over the years for the benefit of public recreation, wildlife restoration, and hunter’s education through their everyday purchases.
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Pittsburgh approves new gun control legislation

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:39
The Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday approved new gun control legislation that will place restrictions on the use of military-style assault weapons, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The legislation would ban the use assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle, which authorities say was used in the Oct. 27 massacre at Tree of Life Synagogue that killed 11 and wounded several others. It would also ban the use armor-piercing ammunition and high-capacity magazines, as well as allow the temporary seizure of guns from people who are determined to be dangerous to themselves or others, the Post-Gazette reported. The paper noted that the legislation is expected to face court challenges from pro-gun advocates who say they'll sue to block the laws from taking effect, citing Pennsylvania state law that forbids municipalities from regulating guns.
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Oregon Democrats pursue gun control measures

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:34
As part of an ambitious Democratic agenda, Oregon lawmakers are considering a range of gun control measures, including a provision that would penalize gun owners who fail to safely store their weapons at home. Advocates from both sides of the aisle flooded the Capitol on Tuesday to weigh in on an omnibus gun control package, which, among other things, would tighten gun storage requirements and outlaw untraceable firearms. The proposal would also tighten regulations around 3-D-printed guns and other untraceable firearms, requiring that those who build these weapons to pass a background check. It would also allow retailers to set a minimum purchasing age of firearms and other accessories to 18, 19, 20 or 21. Walmart, Dick's Sporting Goods and other major retailers have raised the minimum purchasing age to 21 and have been slapped with age discrimination lawsuits in response.
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New Zealand Gangs: ‘No,’ We Won’t Get Rid of Our Guns

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:29

"Will gangs get rid of their weapons? No. Because of who we are, we can't guarantee our own safety," explained Sonny Fatu, the leader of the Waikato branch of the Mongrel Mob, in an interview with Stuff.

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New Hampshire: House Floor Votes For Anti-Gun Bills

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:22
On April 4th, the New Hampshire state House of Representatives will be holding floor votes for House Bill 564 to restrict law-abiding citizens from defending themselves and their loved ones on school grounds and House Bill 696 to take away the constitutional rights of individuals without due process.
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JPFO Condemns Jewish Calls to Disarm

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 08:30

After outrageous mass murders in New Zealand—and deadly acts of similar sociopaths in recent memory—too many Jews around the world, among other thought leaders, are again screaming bloody murder to disarm innocent people who didn't do anything.

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Sig Ships P320 XCompact to Dealers (VIDEO)

General Gun News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 06:00

The P320 XCompact sports a small profile, just 7-inches long overall, while still providing an optics plate, accessory rail, and double stack mags. (Photos: Sig)

The new Sig Sauer P320 XCompact pistol, which takes all the popular X Series features and puts them in a compact frame optimized for carry, is headed to dealers

Introduced earlier this year, the XCompact blends the features of the full-size line such as the redesigned grip module with a fastback profile, contoured magwell, and flat trigger with a deep trigger guard undercut, to a subcompact slide and barrel. This puts the gun in the same neighborhood size-wise as the P320 Compact— and Glock’s G19— while adding a ton of features. Best yet, it is comes standard with a X-Ray3 day/night front sight with rear night sight plate assembly making it optic-ready for Sig’s Romeo series and Deltapoint Pros.

Size overall is 7 inches and the double stack 15+1 9mm weighs in at 25.3-ounces. While a compact with a 3.6-inch barrel, the pistol still sports an M1913 accessory rail on the dust cover. MSRP is $680. caught up with Sig Product Manager Phil Strader earlier this year at SHOT Show in Las Vegas where he showed off both the P320 XCompact and the new Sig 320X V-Tac. Check that out, below.

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Smith & Wesson Delivers 4-inch Optics-Ready M&P Shield M2.0 series (PHOTOS)

General Gun News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 05:30

Smith’s new 4-inch single stack pistols, a development of their M&P Shield M2.0 line, are tuned by the Performance Center and come in ported barrel options and variants with included red dots (Photos: S&W)

Smith & Wesson has nine new optics-ready Performance Center M&P Shield slimline models with and without red dots and porting, all with 4-inch barrels.

The new run of compact handguns from the company’s Performance Center is offered in 9mm, .40S&W and .45ACP and come standard with a slide cut for optics — a move that Smith says is a first for the Shield. Similarly, all come with a HI-VIZ front and rear fiber optic sights, and a tuned action for a smoother trigger pull with a tactile and audible reset.

Overall length is 7 inches while weight is 21 to 25 ounces depending on caliber and optics, specs which largely mirror Glock’s slimline G43 9mm and G36 .45 ACP offerings which do not currently have the option for a factory RMR cut. Smith is promoting the new line as a single-stack carry gun that offers the ability for mounting red dots.

“With the growing popularity of slide-mounted optics, we wanted to design a slim, concealable, red-dot ready pistol for our consumers,” said Tony Miele, the Performance Center’s GM, going on to say the Shield, “felt like a natural fit for development.”

The basic model has an MSRP of $532. Like the rest of the series, the single-stack flush-fit mag allows for a capacity that runs 7+1 in the 9mm versions and 6+1 in the .40/.45 models. This can be stretched by one with an included extended finger groove mag, shown

The next step up in the series comes with a 4 MOA red dot sight in all three calibers. MSRP is $826.

Finally, there is a version with both the optic and a ported barrel and slide for $854.

All models ship with a pistol cleaning kit and two mags, one flush and the other a +1 extended finger grip.

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Federal Adds ‘Top Gun Sporting’ Loads for Clay Shooters

General Gun News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 05:00

Federal adds Top Gun Sporting loads for clay shooters. (Photo: Federal)

Federal expands its Top Gun target shotshell line with new loads specifically designed for sporting clay shooters.

The Top Gun Sporting load comes in 12, 20, and 28-gauge as well as .410. With the loads created to suit sporting clay shooters, Federal’s ammo creates high velocities with less felt recoil. Featuring hard pellets, the loads offer Federal’s primer paired with a unique wad column. The result, according to the ammo maker, is consistent patterns.

With warmer temperatures on the horizon, the Top Gun Sporting loads bring new options to competitive and recreational shooters.

“For decades, Top Gun loads have been pulverizing even the most challenging clay targets,” Federal said in a news release. “Now shooters can get that same consistent, trusted performance with Top Gun Sporting, loads specifically designed for sporting clays. They push their payloads fast to shorten leads, yet reduce felt recoil to allow for quicker follow-up shots.”

The Top Gun Sporting Loads retail between $8.95 and $13.95.

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California Seeks to Turn Magazine Ban Back On

General Gun News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 04:30

As magazine companies such as Magpul are shipping new standard capacity mags to California, both sides in the ban challenge argue it has added a new factor to the mix. (Photo: Magpul)

California officials are asking a federal court to restore their currently suspended ban on detachable magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.

The long-standing ban, currently blocked by a court order issued last Friday, is needed for public safety, argues California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office. As such, on Monday, California asked the court to swiftly restore the status quo up to last week’s ruling to prevent a sudden influx of new magazines now believed to be legally flooding into the state.

Becerra could be right about one thing: new mags are pouring into the state while the ban is on hiatus. Since the news of U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez’s order was posted, big name firearm magazine makers and distributors such as Beretta, Brownells, Magpul and PSA announced they were open to shipping to the West Coast state that has largely been off limits to otherwise standard capacity magazines for two decades. Meanwhile, local gun shops such as Gunfighter Tactical in San Diego and Sacramento Black Rifle posted they had literally thousands of magazines in play.

To help sway the court to keep the ban switch from being thrown back on, attorneys for the National Rifle Association and their state affiliate, who are spearheading the legal challenge, said the recent influx of new magazines should be considered. They replied that should the judgment be stayed, even temporarily, “countless otherwise law-abiding Californians who have already ordered [magazines] in reliance on the Court’s order but have not received them would unjustly be subjected to severe criminal penalties without notice.”

Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat who has championed gun control initiatives in the past, took to social media to decry that, “A failure to uphold this ban puts our communities in danger. We will not stand for it.”

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Walther Adds Classic Paddle Release to PPQ Q4 TAC, Q5 Match Pistols

General Gun News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 04:00

Fans of Walther’s now old-school paddle mag release who want to get it on their new optics-ready guns should be happy. (Photos: Walther)

Arkansas-based Walther Arms said they are responding to calls for adding the legacy paddle magazine release to their new PPQ Q4 and Q5 Match pistols and unveiled the M1 series.

The guns will have the same standard specs as their M2 counterparts, save for swapping out the push button magazine release with the fully ambidextrous paddle, a feature that dates to Horst Wesp’s Walther P99 of the mid-1990s.

“The M1 variants of Walther products have a great following in the US. We received a lot of requests for us to make our optic ready platforms with the paddle magazine release,” said Cody Osborn, marketing manager of Walther Arms USA. “We listen to our customers and we are excited to expand the PPQ lineup with these two new variants.”

The PPQ Q4 TAC includes an optic-ready slide with standard LPA competition irons and mounting plates for common optics. With a 4.6-inch threaded barrel and 5.6-pound trigger pull, the 15+1 9mm also sports an accessory rail and interchangeable back straps.

Besides the now ambi paddle mag release, the PPQ Q4 TAC M1 also has an ambi slide stop. Retail is $799.

Like the PPQ Q4, the optic-cut Q5 Match also sports a pic rail, adjustable rear target sights, Walther’s 5.6-pound Quick Defense trigger, and an ambi slide stop. Tenifer coated with a matte finish and polymer frame, it has a 5-inch barrel.

The Q5 Match M1 comes with a Trijicon RMR, Leupold Delta Point, and Docter optics mounting plate in as well as the “throwback” paddle mag release. MSRP is $899.

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United States Army Selects New Submachine Gun: APC9k

Gun News Daily - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 20:01

It’s been a long time since the United States Army has formally used a submachine gun. Submachine guns such as the Thompson and M3 Grease Gun were issued to American troops in World War II and Korea, but since then, the military has mostly settled on rifles and carbines (such as the M14 and later […]

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