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CO – Gun Headlines – Meet the ‘most armed man in America’: Gun collector has 200 machine guns, 80 military vehicles, tanks and grenade launchers

DAILY MAIL.CO.UK June 25, 2017 – A gun collector known as the Dragon Man boasts himself as the most armed man in America. Mel Bernstein, 71, has more than 200 machine guns, 80 military vehicles and countless grenade launchers to his name. In fact, Bernstein, originally from Brooklyn, New York, is so obsessed with guns that his bedroom has hundreds of firearms hung up on the wall – a…

Nat’l – Gun Headlines – The Simple Physics That Makes Some Bullets Deadlier Than Others

THE TRACE.COM June 21, 2017 – The bullet that struck U.S. Representative Steve Scalise last week was travelling at somewhere between 1,100 and 2,600 feet per second. The projectile, a 7.62 x 39 bullet, hit the House majority whip with between 370 and 1,550 foot-pounds of force. The rifle round, which is longer than a pistol projectile, likely also began tumbling after its point collided with his hip.  

NYC – Gun Headlines – How Easy Should It Be to Buy a Silencer for a Gun? (VIDEO)

THE TRACE.ORG June 14, 2017 – Gunfire is dangerously loud. Most handguns and rifles produce peak noise levels over 150 decibels — noisier than a jet engine at takeoff, higher than the maximum threshold set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for what can cause permanent hearing damage. On Wednesday, an 83-year-old debate over whether the government should continue to tightly regulate the sale of devices that make…

Nat’l – Gun Headlines – DIY Cardboard MP5 That Shoots Paper Bullets (VIDEO)

THE FIREARM BLOG.COM June 10, 2017 – Some one made a cardboard MP5. It has a functioning magazine, charging handle, and spits out the paper projectiles. All made of paper, cardboard, rubber bands and toothpicks. The video even shows you how it was made. 

CA – Gun Headlines – Five of Cinema’s Most Famous Guns (MULTIPLE VIDEOS)

LIFEZETTE.COM June 8, 2017 – Some firearms owe their enduring popularity to the films that have shown them off. On the big screen, some weapons have had the opportunity to “star” as extensions of the heroes, almost, to be the tools by which wrongs are righted and bad guys are vanquished. Some firearms even end up being bigger stars than the actors themselves. And for the record: By highlighting…

After a violent week, a look at Texas gun laws (VIDEO)

KHOU.COM June 8, 2017 – It’s been a violent week in North Texas. We’ve had high profile shootings that set first responders on edge — and many of you, too. Those shootings got us thinking about Texas gun laws and how they apply to these situations. Debating and passing new gun laws happens a lot in Texas. Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of what’s law. Let’s sort that…

Nat’l – Gun Headlines – Gun lobby seeks to calm fears about silencers

THE HILL.COM May 29, 2017 – The National Rifle Association (NRA) and other gun rights groups are fighting to change the public perception of “silencers” — or “sound suppressors” — that reduce the noise of gunfire. Although the gun industry originally popularized the word “silencer” a century ago, now lobbyists are hoping to gain some distance from the term in large part because of fears that Hollywood has distorted…

Nat’l – Gun Headlines – How Powerful is the Desert Eagle Really? (MULTIPLE VIDEOS)

INTERESTING ENGINEERING.COM – May 28, 2017 – The Desert Eagle is probably one the best-known handguns of all time. It has made a lot of appearances in films, computer games and popular culture for many years. If you’ve ever watched Last Action Hero, Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, you’ve seen it in action, in fiction at least. Although some revolvers can deliver a higher velocity, this…

Nat’l – Gun Headlines – Gun Test: Ruger LCP II Pistol

DAILY CALLER.COM (via GUN DIGEST) May 17, 2017 – As I say almost every time I review a gun, we’re currently blessed with some mighty good choices in firearms, and it’s really hard to improve on what we have. Having said this, the LCP II is a big improvement over an already excellent concealed carry pistol. First impression is that it’s a bit bigger, but it’s just barely bigger…

Int’l – Gun Headlines – Antique gun store in Afghanistan holds valuable historic weapons (SLIDES)

FOX NEWS May 17, 2017 – KABUL, Afghanistan – Stepping into the store of 69-year-old Tawakal is like entering a time machine. For decades, Tawakal has collected and restored weapons dating back hundreds of years from provinces across the country, estimating that he has almost 200 tucked into his store, known simply as the Tawakal store, and a storage room in the back.  

FL – Gun Headlines – The debate over ‘build your own gun’ kits

WESH-TV.COM May 16, 2017 – Companies that make kits that allow buyers to assemble military-style, semi-automatic rifles at home have sprung up across the country, and they pose a challenge to law enforcement agencies. The guns have no serial numbers or other markings, making them untraceable. So-called “ghost guns” can be purchased without a background check, which is legal because of the way the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco…

Nat’l – Gun Headlines – The AR Pistol Brace Approval May Give The Gun Industry Just The Shot It Needs

THE FEDERALIST.COM April 27, 2017 – In an obscure ruling penned in an eight-paragraph letter to a little-known gun parts maker, America’s top firearms law enforcement agency reversed an earlier decision on the legal use of a gun accessory that could have major implications for industry and may even undercut more than 80 years of gun control. Developed by military veteran Alex Bosco to help his wounded warrior friend shoot heavier…

SD – Gun Headlines – History Uncovered: The Tale of the .22 Rem Jet aka .22 Center Fire Magnum

BLACK HILLS PIONEER.COM March 30, 2017 – A co-worker brought an old Smith & Wesson box to my desk that looked brand new.  It was actually decades old.  The fellow explained he’d inherited a revolver from his grandfather but wasn’t able to identify its caliber and if it was worth anything.  The revolver had been identified as a Smith & Wesson Model 53 from the 1960s chambered in a…

MD – Gun Headlines – The Truth About a Court Decision ‘Banning’ AR-15s

THE SHOOTER’S LOG.COM March 27, 2017 – It is true that a federal appellate court did uphold an “assault weapon” ban; the Maryland federal appeals court, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, upheld a Maryland law as being constitutional that banned certain semi-automatic weapons, including AR-15s. The good news is that the only people affected by the ruling will be individuals living in the Fourth Circuit. This decision…

What If Millions Of People Get Gun Silencers? Congress Is Ready To Roll The Dice. (VIDEO)

HUFFINGTON POST March 13, 2017 – Gun silencers have been one of the most tightly regulated firearms products in the United States since 1934. Now Congress may eliminate those restrictions, which everybody agrees could mean millions more silencers in the hands of American gun owners. The debate is whether the benefits of more silencers would outweigh the costs. Silencers, also called suppressors, are restricted under the National Firearms Act, alongside weaponry…

Nat’l – Gun Headlines – First Strike: Remington RP9 Review

GUN DIGEST MAGAZINE March 13, 2017 – Remington’s new RP9 is the American manufacturer’s first full-size striker-fired handgun, and it’s got a lot to offer in a price-friendly package. It’s no secret these days that more and more shooters are moving away from traditional metal-framed single- and double-action handguns and toward polymer-framed striker-fired pistols. Long gone are the days when insults and skepticism were hurled derisively at so-called “plastic”…

CA – Gun Headlines – Man who used CNC mill to make untraceable guns, sentenced to 41 months

ARS TECHNICA.COM February 17, 2017 – A Sacramento, California, man was sentenced Thursday to over three years in prison for unlawful manufacture of a firearm and one count of dealing firearms. Last year, Daniel Crowninshield pleaded guilty to those counts in exchange for federal prosecutors dropping other charges. According to investigators, Crowninshield, known online as “Dr. Death,” would sell unfinished AR-15 lower receivers, which customers would then pay for him to transform into fully…

Federal Judge Says Remington Settlement Over Deadly Rifle Defect May Be Too Lenient

THE TRACE.COM February 15, 2017 – A federal judge in Kansas City expressed deep skepticism on Tuesday about whether he will approve a multi-million-dollar settlement offer in a class-action lawsuit against Remington Arms. The offer is the result of allegations that the nation’s oldest gunmaker had knowingly installed faulty trigger mechanisms in its most popular rifles for more than 40 years. The defects left some of the firearms prone…

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