Gun Headlines Archive

NYC – Gun Headlines – These Six Barely Legal Gun Products Are Still Widely Available

THE TRACE.COM October 16, 2017 – By the time the National Rifle Association suggested that the bump stock shouldn’t be legal, the gun accessory, found attached to a dozen of the Las Vegas shooter’s weapons, had already experienced an extinction event at American retailers. But large and small retailers are still stocking many other barely legal gun accessories. At least a half dozen devices, designed to flout federal gun…

Nat’l – Gun Headlines – A Prospective Bump Stock Ban Shows How Disconnected Gun Control Politics Is From Reality

REASON.COM October 6, 2017 – A bump stock, you probably can’t help but know by now, is a special rifle attachment that harnesses the natural recoil of a semi-automatic weapon to repeatedly “bump” up against the shooters trigger finger, dramatically increasing the rate of fire. Last Saturday the device was an obscure novelty, dismissively regarded in gun circles. The next day it was a prime suspect in the killing…

The Vet Whose ‘Bump Stock’ Makes a Gun Fire Like a Machine Gun (VIDEOS)

NBC NEWS  October 5, 2017 – The inspiration for a popular but controversial accessory that allows semi-automatic rifles to fire like machine guns began with an itch. Jeremiah Cottle had just recovered from a brain injury that cut short his Air Force career and was out shooting with a friend near his hometown in central Texas. “We weren’t able to fire as fast as we wanted,” Cottle recalled in a…

Nat’l – Gun Headlines – Expert: Vegas gunman legally altered weapon to fire like machine gun (VIDEO)

FOX 4 NEWS.COM October 3, 2017 – A gunman who killed more than 50 people in Las Vegas had more than 40 firearms – and some were likely modified to fire like automatic weapons. Investigators say Stephen Paddock had 42 firearms in the hotel room and his home, but they have not said what types of guns have been recovered. The horrific sounds of rapid-fire gunshots are unmistakable to…

Nat’l – Gun Headlines – Automatic Rifles Are Banned. Here’s How The Las Vegas Shooter Could Have Gotten One (MULTIPLE VIDEOS)

WIRED.COM October 2, 2017 – The shooting at a country musical festival on the Las Vegas strip Sunday night has already become the most lethal in modern American history. It appears to be the first mass shooting in decades to have been carried out with a weapon capable of firing at automatic, or near-automatic, speeds approaching hundreds of rounds a minute. But there’s no shortage of potential answers. 

DC – Gun Headlines – Why the debate over gun suppressors isn’t really relevant to what happened in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON POST October 2, 2017 – In the wake of Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, the attention of those advocating for stricter gun control laws seized on a current debate in Washington. The Hearing Protection Act would allow more people to purchase silencers for firearms — which, some argued, would have made the shooting in Vegas much deadlier. Among those making that case was Hillary Clinton. “The crowd fled…

Nat’l – Gun Headlines – This “Ghost Gun” Machine Now Makes Untraceable Metal Handguns

WIRED.COM October 1, 2017 – For the past five years, Cody Wilson has applied every possible advance in digital manufacturing technology to the mission of undermining government attempts at gun control. First he created the world’s first 3-D printed gun, a deadly plastic weapon anyone could print at home with a download and a few clicks. Now his latest advance in home firearm fabrication allows anyone to make an object designed…

CA – Gun Headlines – Top 5 Reasons To Buy Ruger’s “Ranch-Thirty”

GUNS MAGAZINE.COM September 12, 2017 – Look, everyone wants more for less, right? We all have expensive tastes, but few of us have the budgets to back it up. Enter Ruger, who has a hard-earned reputation for making great rifles at great prices. Don’t believe us? Then take a look at the American Rifle Series. Building on that tradition is the new 7.62x39mm Ranch Rifle — yep, you read that right, 7.62x39mm….

PA – Gun Headlines – IWI US to Phase Out the Original TAVOR SAR

PR NET September 11, 2017 — IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., announced today that they will be phasing out the original TAVOR® SAR from their product line. The TAVOR SAR revolutionized the market for bullpup carbines in the US when it was first introduced in 2013. When the “next generation” TAVOR® X95™ was released in 2016, sales of the original SAR declined as consumers willingly…

PA – Gun Headlines – An old rifle caliber redeveloped is new again

COURIER EXPRESS.COM September 10, 2017 – Talk about a renewal of a vintage rifle caliber. Today’s 6.5 Creedmoor round was developed using a bullet dating back to the last century. The cartridge case was based off of the 30 TC which was developed from Winchester’s .308 design. To say the combination has been successful would be an understatement. The 6.5 (.264 diameter) bullet dates back to 1891 when the…

Nat’l – Gun Headlines – Gun Test: X-Frame .500 S&W

DAILY CALLER.COM via GUNS MAGAZINE August 15, 2017 – A few short years ago one of my best friends and I were enjoying some incredible fishing on the Naknek River in Alaska. Those big king salmon could burn off line and give anglers some heart-pounding action. Steve, my fishing and deer hunting buddy and I were in the middle of some of the best fishing you could possibly find….

Nat’l – Gun Headlines – This Trigger-Happy Glove Lets You Simulate Machine Gun Fire, But How Is It Legal? (VIDEO)

GIZMODO.COM August 2, 2017 – The AutoGlove, scheduled to enter production next month, bills itself as a mechanism that allows for “full-auto fire without ATF approval, tax stamp or firearm modifications.” Powered by a battery pack that can be attached to a user’s arm or body, the device looks like a military-inspired Power Glove and is designed to fire a standard semi-automatic firearm at a rate of up to…

MA – Gun Headlines – Springfield hunter suing Glock, Inc., ammo manufacturer and retailers for $1 million over ‘exploding pistol’

MASS LIVE.COM August 1, 2017 – A city man who went on a 2012 hunting trip in the Blandford State Forest is suing firearms giant Glock Inc. plus ammunition manufacturers and retailers for $1 million after a pistol exploded in his hands and launched shrapnel into his face, according to a complaint in U.S. District Court. Originally named in the complaint were Georgia-based Glock, Inc., which  manufactured the 10mm…

AR – Gun Headlines – Arkansans contrive faster ammo-maker

ARKANSAS ONLINE.COM July 30, 2017 – Avid sportsman and gun dealer Jason Pruett of Blytheville started a small ammunition-making business a few years ago, producing complete cartridges with a single pull on the arm of his Dillon press. Then his arm got tired — really tired. Pruett, a computer programmer, and his buddy Jason Carter, an engineer, put their heads together and developed a way to mechanize and automate…

Nat’l – Gun Headlines – Anybody Can Fire This ‘Locked’ Smart Gun With $15 Worth Of Magnets (VIDEO)

WIRED.COM July 24, 2017 – FOR GUN CONTROL advocates, a “smart” gun that only its owner can fire has promised an elusive ideal: If your phone or PC can remain locked until you prove your identity, why not your lethal weapon? Now, for the first time, a skilled hacker has taken a deep look into the security mechanisms of one leading example of those authenticated firearms. He’s found that if…

MO – Gun Headlines – Master gun engraver in Springfield well known around the world (VIDEO)

SPRINGFIELD NEWS LEADER.COM July 22, 2017 – Jim Downing prefers to call himself a craftsman, not an artist. But his intricately hand-carved renderings on Colts, Rugers, Winchesters and other fine guns have earned him clients from across the globe — from Europe all the way to Australia. Especially in the world of cowboy action shooting, mention Springfield, Missouri, and many participants in the Western-themed sport will instantly know the name: Jim Downing,…

Int’l – Gun Headlines – Fear of downloadable guns becoming a reality

ZD NET.COM July 20, 2017 – Law enforcement agencies, and more importantly politicians, have been fearing the downloadable gun. Anyone could download plans from the internet, and use a cheap 3D printer to print a firearm. Additive manufacturing, to use its formal name, would democratise the manufacture of small arms. Those fears are turning into reality. But the threat isn’t from the cheap 3D printers. It’s from the more…

Int’l – Gun Headlines – Inside Italy’s Thriving Gun Culture. Yes, Italy

WIRED.COM July 19, 2017 – OLIENA IS AN idyllic village on the island of Sardinia. It’s a picture of peace and quiet, with medieval streets, fertile vineyards, and mountains beyond. But when photographer Mattia Michelli visited, he had to stuff cigarette filters in his ears to muffle all the gunfire. It was Easter, and around 200 locals celebrated by firing pistols and rifles into the sky. “Hot little pieces of…

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