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New Jersey police allege gun company sold defective guns

TOWNHALL.COM May 22, 2017 – TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has sued gun manufacturer Sig Sauer, saying it sold defective handguns to the state police. The company, based in Newington, New Hampshire, sold 3,000 handguns to New Jersey State Police for nearly $2 million. But the lawsuit says that when the weapons were delivered in 2014, many of the guns malfunctioned by not ejecting shell casings when fired. The lawsuit…

Illinois House Committee Moves Strict New Gun-Dealer Regulations Forward

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON.COM May 19, 2017 – The Illinois House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of a bill that would create strict new regulations for gun dealers on Tuesday. The bill would require that anyone who sells more than nine guns per year to obtain a special state license. The Illinois system would duplicate much of the federal system that already exists to oversee gun dealers but would add…

How gun control advocates play the mainstream media for suckers

THE HILL.COM May 16, 2017 – Time-after-time, the New York Times and other publications have repeated the same false claim that concealed handgun permit holders are dangerous. This claim will continue to be made as debate heats up over reciprocity, which would allow concealed handgun permits to be used across states like driver’s licenses. With 192 co-sponsors lined up for the reciprocity bill in the House and 36 in the Senate, Democrats…

A Gun Store Owner’s Thoughts on “The Trump Effect” (VIDEO)

TOWNHALL.COM April 6, 2017 – The gun industry in America is changing. Ever since we kicked Obama out and voted Trump in, there’s been a shift happening that’s been felt at gun stores nationwide. Without the constant threat of gun confiscation and anti-Second Amendment legislation coming from the White House, we’re seeing some major shifts in the market. I recently sat down with licensed FFL Dealer, Alex Joye Grenier (owner of Patriot…

Why Are Gun Rights Advocates So Sure About Neil Gorsuch?

THE TRACE.COM March 24, 2017 – Over the last week, the National Rifle Association has splashed television ads across the country, warning viewers in dire tones that without five conservatives on the Supreme Court, Americans can kiss their gun rights goodbye. The campaign cost the NRA roughly $1 million, and its timing was not incidental. The blitz was pegged to overlap with the Senate confirmation hearings of President Donald Trump’s Supreme…

Neil Gorsuch Hearing: Why the NRA Is Betting Big on Trump Supreme Court Nominee

YAHOO NEWS.COM March 20, 2017 – Opening day was Monday for the Senate confirmation hearing of federal Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Much like Scalia, the Colorado-based Gorsuch is known for his consistent conservatism and strict originalist interpretation of the Constitution. That includes the Second Amendment, and gun groups have given Gorsuch a strong endorsement: The…

FL –Feature – Maine Pistol Rescue Reflects Gun Saint Revolver Defense

EXPERT CLICK.COM March 14, 2017 – “A Maine resident last week used a Sig Sauer .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun to protect life and limb in an incident reflecting the 1860 use of percussion revolvers by St. Gabriel Possenti in Italy to protect villagers from marauding renegades,” John M. Snyder, chairman of the St. Gabriel Possenti Society (www.gunsaint.com), noted here today. “As St. Gabriel Possenti and others have so clearly demonstrated in…

With New Smart Gun, Industry Pioneer Bets Bigger Is Better (VIDEO)

THE TRACE.COM March 2, 2017 – The leading manufacturer of smart guns thinks it has developed a weapon that police will finally trust. The German gunmaker Armatix has built a prototype of a 9mm semiautomatic pistol, the iP9, that it says should ease concerns from law enforcement and the public at large that firearms equipped with technology that prevents unauthorized firing may be unreliable.

ID – Feature – Leaving Urban Areas For The Political Homogeneity Of Rural Towns (AUDIO)

NPR.ORG  February 14, 2017 – It became clear in the last election that a stark division existed between urban and rural areas. In places such as north Idaho, people with similar political stripes have begun seeking each other out. When Adrien Koch retired last summer from her job with FEMA in the Bay Area, she and her husband resettled in the wooded mountains of north Idaho. They had visited…

Proposed NC Bill Would no Longer Require Permit to Carry Guns (VIDEO)

WFMY NEWS.COM February 10, 2017 – RALEIGH, N.C. – A Cabarrus County lawmaker introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow North Carolinians to carry a concealed handgun without the need of a concealed carry permit. House Bill 69, otherwise known as the Constitutional Carry Act, was presented by Republican Representative Larry Pittman. The bill was also sponsored by three additional Republican representatives. The current concealed carry law in North Carolina requires an…

Nat’l – Feature – The 1911 Semiautomatic Pistol: Why America’s Enemies Still Fear This 100-Year-Old Gun

NATIONAL INTEREST.ORG January 28, 2017 – For more than a hundred years, one weapon has travelled with American troops into almost every crisis, hot spot and war the United States has participated in. Developed as a response to Washington’s first overseas insurgency, the 1911 pistol still accompanies U.S. forces today around the world. The 1911 was designed with a new handgun cartridge, .45 ACP, in mind. The .45 Automatic…

Int’l – Feature – The True History of the Umbrella Gun, a Surprisingly Serious Weapon

ATLAS OBSCURA.COM January 24, 2017 – In 1978, Georgi Markov was on his way to work at the BBC in London when he felt a sharp sting on his thigh. Behind him, he saw a man picking up an umbrella. The man, who spoke with a foreign accent, apologized and hurried into a cab that whisked him away. That night Markov came down with a fever; four days later he…

KY – Feature – Shooting In Kentucky Taught Me Why Americans Love Guns

THE FEDERALIST January 23, 2017 – Of all the freedoms that puzzle non-Americans most, the Second Amendment must surely top the list. While most of the constitutional rights, such as freedom of religion and speech, enjoy similar recognition and respect in Europe, the right to bear arms seems far removed from our definition of freedom. So when I knew I would be heading to Kentucky, the gateway to the…

Should Airport Passengers Be Allowed to Travel with Guns & Ammo?

FOX BUSINESS.COM January 9, 2017 – Security experts and lawmakers alike believe this incident (at the Ft. Lauderdale, FL airport) exposed a flaw in airport protocol, warning travelers are sitting ducks, in part, because individuals can carry firearms and ammunition together. “The gaping holes in the above are the fact that ammunition is allowed to be in the same locked case as the firearm in most cases. Also, the…

Nat’l – Shooting Sports – Ever Compared the Power of a Bow vs a Gun? These Folks Did and the Video’s Been Shared 750k Times! (VIDEO)

USA LIBERTY NEWS.COM December 24, 2016 – As you know, we here at Conservative Tribune are big fans of the Second Amendment. There is nothing to us more singularly awesome than instruments of self-defense being used to do just that, or even for sport. Anything is good with us. We love our guns, and we’re not afraid to show it. However, what happens when you match up a gun with a bow-and-arrow? The…

Bloomberg has little to show for millions spent on gun control

PHILLY.COM December 2, 2016 – If it wasn’t for Michael Bloomberg’s billions, there wouldn’t be much of a gun-control movement. This year, Bloomberg got a background check initiative onto the ballots of Maine and Nevada. He lost in Maine by 4 percent, and won in Nevada by just 0.8 percent. Now, Nevadans won’t be able to privately transfer their firearms without going through a background check. [full…

The battle for America’s guns

DALLAS NEWS.COM November 20, 2016 – Lobbyists representing both sides of the gun issue spend millions of dollars every year trying to influence gun policy and public opinion in America. Every year the gun control lobby attempts to solve the recurring problem of violence by chipping away at civil liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. These assaults lead gun rights organizations to rally their bases. Here is a look at…

California’s Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Year

AMERICA’S FIRST FREEDOM (NRA) October 3, 2016 – Last Friday marked the final day for California Governor Jerry Brown (D) to sign legislation. The good news is that Brown vetoed some anti-gun bills. The bad news—and there’s a lot more of it—is that in this election year, Sacramento politicians who wanted to pretend they were “tough on crime” pushed through every kind of gun ban you can think of,…

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