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FL – Gun News – Kalashnikov USA Announces Shotguns Are Shipping

THE FIREARM BLOG.COM May 25, 2017 – Using social media, Kalashnikov USA (K-USA) announced on May 17 that the company was shipping the KS-12 and KS-12T shotguns. According to the post on Facebook, the company stated the guns shipped (as in already out the door) to “distributors across the USA.” The company has not released the specifications for, or detailed photos of, the shipping guns. Checking the company’s website was not helpful. 

DC – Courts – Trump lawyers ask Supreme Court to reject 2nd Amendment claim by men who lost gun rights over nonviolent crimes

LOS ANGELES TIMES May 25, 2017 -Trump administration lawyers are urging the Supreme Court to reject a 2nd Amendment claim that would restore the right to own a gun for two Pennsylvania men who were convicted more than 20 years ago of nonviolent crimes. The case of Sessions vs. Binderup puts the new administration in a potentially awkward spot, considering President Trump’s repeated assurances during the campaign that he would protect…

GA – Campus Guns – Campus Carry: What Happens Now?

WRBL-TV.COM May 23, 2017 –  Governor Nathan Deal has approved the controversial House Bill 280, or campus carry bill, but it’s not the law of the land just yet. The Board of Regents is busy working on guidelines to send out to all colleges in the Georgia University System. The guide will help campuses adjust to the new presence of concealed carriers bringing their weapons to school. 

VA – (Water) Gun News – From My Cold Wet Hands: Humorless Scold Targets Squirt Guns

NRA-ILA.ORG May 19, 2017 – We have yet to reach Memorial Day, but the fun police have already set their sights on at least one cherished summer childhood activity. In an article for Pupsugar.com, titled, “Why Kids Should Never Play With Water Guns. Period.,” author Lauren Levy lectures the nation’s parents on the hidden menace of squirt guns. According to Levy, no child should be permitted to use a…

MA – Gun News – New comprehensive national database advances gun policy research

EUREKALERT.ORG May 18, 2017 – While the number of firearms’ laws has nearly doubled in the U.S. in the last 26 years, the increase has not been consistent, with some states even decreasing the number of laws, leading to an increasing disparity in the scope of laws potentially impacting violence, according to new research led by the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH). In a study to be…

NY – Gun News – The TSA Thinks This Nikon DSLR Rig Looks Too Much Like a Gun

PETA PIXEL.COM May 13, 2017 – Check out this Nikon DSLR rig, which apparently uses a pistol-style grip for triggering the shutter. It seems this kit looks too much like a firearm for the TSA’s liking. The photo appeared on the TSA’s Instagram page as an example of something you can’t bring onto an airplane. From the comments left on the post, it’s clear that most people who responded didn’t agree with the TSA’s assessment…

Tapping Non-Traditional Funding for Thermal Technology

TRADITIONS MEDIA.COM  From the Archives – Every cop in America would love to have access to the enhanced situational awareness made possible by thermal-imaging technology, also known as Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR). With a near-magical ability to highlight hidden bad guys and find missing people, FLIR has been a game-changer for those officers fortunate enough to possess it.   ”6May17

Reviews of the Best Thermal Imaging Rifle Scopes for 2017

OPTICS DEN.COM From the Archives – Thermal imaging is a lucrative tool for hunters because it allows the observer to not just see their target in the dark of night, but to actually witness the ambient heat that targets give off at any moment in time. This ambient heat can be fluorescently colored or simply display as a brighter animal shaped figure on a dark background. In any situation,…

IA – NRA – Pete Brownell Elected President of the National Rifle Association

PR NET May 3, 2017 – GRINNELL, Iowa (May 3, 2017) – Pete Brownell of Montezuma, Iowa, was elected by the National Rifle Association Board of Directors as President May 1, 2017, following the 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta. An NRA Life Member since birth, Brownell is the Chief Executive Officer of the legendary family-owned firearm and firearm accessory retailer Brownells. He brings a record of…

TX – Knife Crime – Knife-wielding student slashes 4 at University of Texas, kills 1

USA TODAY May 1, 2017 –  A student with a hunting knife slashed one person to death and injured three others Monday at the University of Texas, causing a brief stir of terror on campus before the man was tackled by police. The suspect was identified by police as Kendrex J. White, 21. A motive for the attack is unknown. Student Rachel Prichett said she was standing in line…

GA – NRA – Why African-Americans are gun-shy about the NRA (VIDEO)

 

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION May 1, 2017 – Ben Bryant sat alone as a sea of white men in cowboy hats, hunting vests or some kind of shirt proclaiming their love of guns drifted past him. From his bench inside the cavernous Georgia World Congress Center, Bryant took in the opening day of the National Rifle Association convention and asked the obvious question. “Where are the black people? You are…

GA – NRA – Trump to NRA: ‘Eight-year Assault’ on Gun Rights is Over

NBC NEWS April 28, 2017 – President Donald Trump promised guns rights advocates gathered in Atlanta that he’d come through for them as they did for him during the 2016 campaign. “The eight year assault on your second amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end,” Trump told the members of the National Rifle Association, assuring them that they now “have a true friend and champion in the White…

GA – NRA – Timeline: Trump Assures NRA He’ll Support Gun Rights

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT April 28, 2017 – ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the NRA’s annual convention (all times local): 3 p.m. President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his support for gun rights, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention that “the eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end.” Trump assured the audience he would defend their right to bear arms…

GA – NRA – NRA event: Inside the acres and acres of guns on display

FOX NEWS April 28, 2017 – More than 80,000 Americans are converging in Atlanta for the 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia. More than 800 companies are showcasing a wide range of products with something for every budget, every terrain and every purpose. It is a smorgasbord of pistols, rifles, carbines, shotguns, ammo, holsters, optics, hunting gear and much, much more.   

GA – NRA – Trump’s First 100 Days: Trump’s talking to the NRA. Here’s what the gun-rights group wants.

WASHINGTON POST April 27, 2017 – President Trump will close out the week with a speech to a group that played a major role in his election: the National Rifle Association. The decision alone is a big deal. Addressing the NRA’s convention in Atlanta on Friday will make Trump the first sitting president to speak to the group since Ronald Reagan. And Trump’s willingness to appear under the NRA banner is…

GA – NRA – Guns, politics dominate NRA convention

ELEVEN ALIVE.COM April 27, 2017 – The National Rifle Association convention got underway today with 15 acres of guns and gear at the Georgia World Congress Center.  But that’s only part of the NRA’s firepower. With President Donald Trump as its keynote speaker Friday, the NRA’s clout has probably never been stronger than it is right now.  Yet one of the themes of this show is that second amendment rights are…

GA – NRA – Secret Service: Guns banned from Trump’s NRA speech

CNN.COM April 27, 2017 – The US Secret Service said Thursday attendees at President Donald Trump’s speech Friday at the National Rifle Association’s annual meetings in Atlanta will have to leave their firearms outside. “The Secret Service works closely with our local law enforcement partners in each state to ensure a safe environment for our protectees and the public,” the agency said in a statement. “Individuals determined to be…

Atlanta NRA meeting to draw guns, Trump, protesters

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION April 26, 2017 – The National Rifle Association’s annual convention, Thursday through Sunday in downtown Atlanta, features an address by President Donald Trump, a concert by Hank Williams Jr. and 10 acres of firearms and shooting and hunting gear. Supporters are looking forward to embracing their Second Amendment rights while protesters plan to exercise their First Amendment ones.  Other scheduled speakers include U.S. Sen. David Perdue,…

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