Gun Headlines Archive

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…

CA – Gun Headines – California Ammunition Sales UP FIFTY PERCENT

THE FIREARM BLOG.COM February 6, 2017 – Widener’s Reloading and Shooting Supply is a Johnson City, TN based online ammunition company that has pushed a press release out citing a number of alarming panic/bulk buy figures from customers in California. According to the company overall ammunition sales are up 50% from California alone, whereas national sales from other states have remained relatively normal. The sale of 9x19mm and .308 Win cartridges is especially alarming from California,…

Senior ATF official proposes loosening gun regulations

WASHINGTON POST February 6, 2017 – The second-highest-ranking official at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has written a proposal to reduce gun regulations, including examining a possible end to the ban on importing assault weapons into the United States. The 11-page “white paper” by Ronald B. Turk, associate deputy director and chief operating officer of the ATF, calls for removing restrictions on the sale of gun…

Nat’l – Gun Headlines – ATF Executive Pitches a More Gun Industry-Friendly Bureau

THE TRACE.COM February 6, 2017 – The second-highest ranking official at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is proposing that the agency roll back restrictions on silencers, armor-piercing bullets, and the import of some foreign-made rifles, as well as reconsider efforts to force gun sellers to keep old sales records. The recommendations, put forth in an internal agency white paper written by Ronald Turk, the associate deputy director and…

Nat’l – Gun Headlines – The Most Dangerous Gun Maker in the World

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON.COM January 29, 2017 – In 2012, Wired Magazine named Cody Wilson one of the “15 Most Dangerous People in the World.” At first glance, it was a surprising choice on a list that included the likes of Bashar al-Assad and “El Chapo” Guzman. At the time Wilson was a 24-year-old University of Texas law student. What made Wilson so dangerous was that he was working on a 3D…

The New Radical, Cody Wilson, and the Future of 3D-Printed Guns

THE VERGE.COM January 24, 2017 – The mood in the room after an early Sundance screening of Adam Bhala Lough’s The New Radical was polite, but a little icy. Viewers who stayed for the post-film Q&A asked sarcastic questions like “Do you think it’s okay for my 12-year-old son to download gun plans off the internet?” and “If I have a machine shop that can produce a nuke, should I?” They…

DC – Gun Headlines – US Army Selects Sig To Replace M9 

THE FIREARM BLOG.COM January 20, 2017 – In a move that will define Army small arm procurement for decades, the Department of Defense has just announced that they have selected Sig Sauer to produce a “Modular Handgun System” for Army warfighters. The new handgun will replace the current M9 sidearm and is the culmination of over five years of testing and trials between several manufacturers.   ”21Jan17

UT – Gun Headlines – Gun silencers are hard to buy. Donald Trump Jr. and silencer makers want to change that.

WASHINGTON POST January 7, 2017 – The federal government has strictly limited the sale of firearm silencers for as long as James Bond and big-screen gangsters have used them to discreetly shoot enemies between the eyes. Now the gun industry, which for decades has complained about the restrictions, is pursuing new legislation to make silencers easier to buy, and a key backer is Donald Trump Jr., an avid hunter and…

Nat’l – Gun Headlines – Bullet Button Inventor Shows Re-designed product to make ARs California Compliant (VIDEO)

YOU TUBE January 4, 2017 – Darin Prince, creator of the original Bullet Button, overcomes new California law with his new Patriot Mag Release (Bullet Button Reloaded).  Prince adds this comment: “To all those who are commenting on the term “Assault Weapon” used in this video, it is completely accurate. The AR-15 used in the video is a registered Assault Weapon from the 2000 California ban.”  [full…

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