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Slide Fire accepting orders again for their patented bump stocks

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 05:30

Slide Fire stresses that, while all items are new production and tested at their facility, they may not ship in retail packaging and selection is limited. (Photo: Slide Fire)

The Texas-based manufacturer of a contentious aftermarket accessory that uses recoil impulse to help mimic full-auto fire has announced they are again accepting orders.

Flooded by demand in the aftermath of federal, state and local calls for bans on the devices after the Las Vegas shooting in which they were utilized, Slide Fire last month placed a temporary hold on taking new orders in order to accommodate their backorder. Now, they have announced that effective Wednesday they will resume limited sales.

“However, we have not yet reached adequate inventory levels to offer sales of all products,” clarified the company in a release, noting they will initially be offering their SSAR-15 OGR stocks in both right and left-hand models and SSAR-15 SBS models in right-hand only.

Slide Fire stresses that, while all items are new production and tested at their facility, they may not ship in retail packaging.

Approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in 2010, the bump fire stock marketed by Slide Fire is pitched to increase firearms accessibility for those with limited mobility among other uses. The company patented their stocks in 2000 and since then has defended their niche in the marketplace, forcing competitor Bump Fire Systems out of business last year after a lengthy court battle.

The company is headquartered in the tiny central Texas town of Moran. The 270-strong community told the New York Times last month they are standing behind the company and its founder, Air Force veteran Jeremiah Cottle.

Slide Fire is currently facing a lawsuit filed by the Brady Center and some survivors of the Route 91 Harvest shooting in a Nevada court.

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Biden addresses gun violence during education speech (VIDEO)

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 23:30

Former Vice President Joe Biden addressed Wilmington’s “epidemic of gun violence” during a speech at at the University of Delaware Monday.

Biden gave the speech during the public-private Vision Coalition’s 10th annual education conference at the University of Delaware, where several hundred people gathered to share ideas on how to improve public education and health care in the state, WHYY reported.

The former vice president said no child should have to grow up amid the violence that plagues some of Wilmington’s poorer communities and added that children affected by gun violence will continue to struggle in struggle in school and beyond.

“I think there are virtually no people, few people, who do not live in high crime zones and gun violence zones who have any idea of the cost to the system overall and health care costs and the long-term mental consequences,” Biden said.

“Imagine your child sitting on a porch and being exposed to people being shot dead in front of him by a 15-year-old kid. What do you think the impact would be?

“Oh you’d take him in and you’d hug him or her that night but I  suspect you’d do a hell of a lot more. We’ve got o figure out how to find these children. We’ve got to be more proactive and more immediately reactive when these things happen.”

Biden also called on universities to conduct more studies related to gun violence and its effects and urged lawmakers to use those studies to implement common sense gun reforms, The News Journal reported.

“Public opinion still is impacted by thoughts and studies by great universities and material that is put out,” he said.

After noting that he supports the Second Amendment, Biden added: “We’ve always been able to limit who can purchase a weapon, just like who can buy an automobile.”

So far in 2017, at least 177 people have been shot and 27 killed in Delaware shootings, according to data gathered by Delaware Online.

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Tampa police release video of person of interest in serial killings investigation (VIDEO)

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:00

The Tampa Police Department released new video footage last week purportedly showing a person fleeing a murder scene in the city’s southeastern Seminole Heights neighborhood earlier this month.

Interim Police Chief Brian Dugan said during a press conference Thursday the department patched together images from multiple security cameras to create the nearly 2-minute video of a person in a black hooded sweatshirt walking down the street toward the bus stop where 22-year-old Benjamin Edward Mitchell was shot and killed Oct. 9 — the first in a string of three random shootings police say are linked.

“I’ve come up with four reasons why this person is running,” Dugan told reporters. “One, they may be late for dinner. Two, they’re out exercising. Three, they heard gunshots. And number four, they just murdered Benjamin Mitchell.”

Dugan encouraged neighborhood residents to study the footage and come forward with any identifying information. The person is not yet considered a suspect, Dugan clarified — just a “person of interest.”

“It appears that they are walking toward the area where Benjamin Mitchell was and then they are running from the scene,” Dugan said. “If that were me in that video, I have to believe that my neighbors would be able to identify me.”

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay upped the reward for information in the case to $35,000. The killer’s two other victims — Monica Caridad Hoffa, 32, and Anthony Naiboa, 20, died within 11 days of Mitchell. Naiboa’s body was discovered Oct. 20 just 200 yards the Ellicott Street bus stop where Mitchell was killed.

Anonymous tips can be submitted online through Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay or by calling 1-800-873-8477 (TIPS).

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What happens when you fire a .22LR from a .22WMR gun? (VIDEO)

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:45

Doing the live-fire research so you don’t have to, 22Plinkster tests the smaller Long Rifle round out of a revolver cylinder chambered for Winchester Magnum Rimfire.

While he shows it is possible by using a budget Heritage single-action, ‘Plink says the practice is not really that smart as you lose a lot of velocity and risk some kinda funny things. How funny? Like case separation funny.

Which in hindsight, just isn’t that funny.

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Myrtle Beach gun show draws group of protesters (VIDEO)

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:15, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

For the second time in six months, members of the Horry County Democratic Party Gun Sense Committee stood outside of a Myrtle Beach gun show to show support for stricter gun laws.

The group is pushing for background checks on all gun purchases and to close what’s been dubbed as the “Charleston Loophole,” named after the 2015 Charleston church shooting that left nine dead. The man responsible for that shooting was able to buy a gun after a three-day waiting period, despite his background check being incomplete.

Protester Bennie Swanson said the group is trying to save lives, while fellow protester Rosemary Wolf expressed frustration over a lack of action.

“There’s been absolutely nothing done since we’ve been out here six months ago. And we need to get legislatures to do something,” said protester Rosemary Wolfe.

“I’m not saying we have to prevent people from having guns,” Wolfe added. “But certainly there’s no need to have people walking around with automatics and semiautomatics.”

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