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California Attorney General Announces Recent Firearms Operations, Seizure of Ghost Guns, Assault Weapons, Drugs, and Tens of Thousands of Rounds of Ammunition

GOLDRUSHCAM.COM May 24, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced 12 operations throughout the state where special agents with the California Department of Justice seized dozens of firearms, tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition, ghost guns, assault weapons, and drugs over the last month.

In all of the operations, investigators obtained critical information as a result of ammunition background checks.

Ammunition background checks…

Shepherds of Helmand

On this Memorial Day, GunProPlus is proud to feature this video story by optics maker Leupold & Stevens.

This is the story of a National Guard team that deployed to Afghanistan to train the Afghan National Army. As their mission changed, they found themselves in constant combat in the deadly Helmand Province. After months of savage fighting, they returned home…

HI – MILITARY – The US successfully tested a laser weapon that can destroy aircraft mid-flight (VIDEO)

IMAGES AND VIDEOS PROVIDED BY THE NAVY SHOW THE AMPHIBIOUS TRANSPORT DOCK SHIP USS PORTLAND EXECUTING "THE FIRST SYSTEM-LEVEL IMPLEMENTATION OF A HIGH-ENERGY CLASS SOLID-STATE LASER" TO DISABLE AN AERIAL DRONE AIRCRAFT. THE IMAGES SHOW THE LASER EMANATING FROM THE DECK OF THE WARSHIP. SHORT VIDEO CLIPS SHOW WHAT APPEARS TO BE THE DRONE BURNING. THE NAVY DID NOT GIVE A SPECIFIC LOCATION OF THE LASER WEAPONS SYSTEM DEMONSTRATOR (LWSD) TEST, SAYING ONLY THAT IT OCCURRED IN THE PACIFIC ON MAY 16.

INT’L – GUN CONTROL – Firearm lobby group draws hunters, wildlife clubs into fight against federal rifle ban

A GUN ADVOCACY BODY THAT HAS EMERGED AS THE DOMINANT VOICE AMONG CANADIAN FIREARM ACTIVISTS SINCE IT SET UP SHOP ONLY SIX YEARS AGO HAS RECRUITED MORE THAN 50 HUNTING, FISHING AND WILDLIFE GROUPS TO JOIN SPORT SHOOTERS IN OPPOSITION TO THE LIBERAL BAN OF THOUSANDS OF SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLES AND OTHER WEAPONS IN CANADA. THE CANADIAN COALITION FOR FIREARM RIGHTS (CCFR), SUPPORTED BY THREE OTHER MAJOR SHOOTING SPORTS AND FIREARM INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS, HAS POSTED A STATEMENT CALLING ON THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT TO REPEAL ITS MAY 1 CABINET ORDER PROHIBITING MORE THAN 1,050 TYPES OF SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLES, AMONG OTHER FIREARMS.

NAT’L – GUN CONTROL – Fact check: Democrat’s bill would increase taxes on firearms and ammunition

THE CLAIM: H.R. 5717 WOULD IMPLEMENT A 30% TAX ON ALL GUN SALES AND 50% TAX ON ALL AMMUNITION SALES IN GEORGIA. REP. HANK JOHNSON, D-GA., INTRODUCED IN JANUARY H.R. 5717, A BILL THAT WOULD STRENGTHEN MEASURES TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE. IT HAS EVOKED MIXED REACTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC AND MOVED TO THE FOREFRONT OF CONVERSATION SURROUNDING LEGISLATION NOT RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. A FACEBOOK USER MADE A POST IN LATE APRIL CALLING THE BILL, KNOWN AS THE GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND COMMUNITY SAFETY ACT OF 2020, “TYRANNY.” THE USER SAID THE BILL “WILL ADD 30% TAX ON ALL GUNS AND 50% TAX ON ALL AMMO.”

NAT’L – RETAILERS – First-Time Gun Buyers Explain How Coronavirus Changed Their Politics

SCOTT KANE WENT 38 YEARS WITHOUT EVER TOUCHING A GUN. THAT STREAK WOULD HAVE CONTINUED HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR THE CORONAVIRUS. IN MARCH, FEARFUL OF THE HARASSMENT HIS WIFE AND CHILD EXPERIENCED OVER THEIR ASIAN ANCESTRY, KANE FOUND HIMSELF IN A CALIFORNIA GUN SHOP. HIS MARCH 11 PURCHASE OF A 9MM WOULD HAVE BEEN THE END OF THE STORY, WERE IT NOT FOR A POLITICAL STANDOFF OVER SHUTDOWN ORDERS AND BACKGROUND CHECKS. NOW KANE, A FORMER SUPPORTER OF GUN-CONTROL MEASURES AND AR-15 BANS, IS FRUSTRATED BY THE ARDUOUS PROCESS THAT HAS DENIED HIS FAMILY A SENSE OF SECURITY. THE PANDEMIC HAS MADE THE SOFT-SPOKEN SOFTWARE ENGINEER AN UNLIKELY SECOND AMENDMENT SUPPORTER.

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – A Counterbalance to the False Narratives About Gun Ownership

THE DATA IS IN: AMERICANS ARE FLOCKING TO GUN STORES IN UNPRECEDENTED NUMBERS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. THE SPIKE HAS LEFT MANY GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES STRUGGLING TO FIND A MOTIVE OTHER THAN PURE, IRRATIONAL PANIC. AFTER ALL, THE COMMON NARRATIVE GOES, “THE GOOD GUY WITH A GUN” IS A MYTH AND IT’S VERY RARE THAT ANY LAW-ABIDING AMERICANS HAVE TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AT GUNPOINT. ENTER THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION’S NEW DEFENSIVE GUN USE DATABASE TO HELP MAKE SENSE OF WHY SO MANY AMERICANS ARE NOW RACING TO EXERCISE THEIR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS, OFTEN FOR THE FIRST TIME.

CT – RETAILERS – NSSF, ATF Announces Release Of New Form 4473

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearm industry, is pleased to announce that ATF is set to release its newest version of the Form 4473. The Form 4473 is used by all Federal Firearm License (FFL) holders to record pertinent information from persons seeking to purchase a firearm or firearms prior to the FFL performing a background check via the National Instant Criminal Background Check…

NAT’L – MILITARY – 5 military jokes that will keep you laughing for hours

With all the dumb stuff that’s going on in the world today, it’s a damn good thing that the military never loses its sense of humor. In fact, we’re constantly busy coming up with new and hilarious ways to bash on rival branches in good fun. So, get ready for a few jokes that we’re confident you’re going to repeat later……

NAT’L – MILITARY – Military Jokes and Truths

An Air Force cargo plane was preparing for departure from Thule Air Base in Greenland. They were waiting for the truck to arrive to pump out the aircraft’s sewage holding tank.

The Aircraft Commander was in a hurry, the truck was late in arriving, and the Airman performing the job was extremely slow in getting the tank pumped out.

When the commander berated…

LA – GUN POLITICS – Trio of gun rights bill breeze through House; Expand access in churches to ‘protect ourselves’

With veto-proof majorities, the Louisiana House Friday approved three gun rights bills – two would limit local governments from banning the concealed carrying of firearms and the sale of weapons during an emergency; the third would allow guns into churches regardless of what congregants decide. Thibodaux Republican Rep. Bryan Fontenot, a former a Thibodaux police officer and justice of the peace, said recent rash of church shootings – the…

AK – HUNTING – Alaska Congressional Delegation Applauds Park Service Rule for Hunting and Trapping in Alaska National Preserves

Today, the Alaska Congressional Delegation (all R-Alaska) applauded the National Park Service’s (NPS) announced final rule that amends its regulations for hunting and trapping in Alaska national preserves, removing a 2015 Obama administration rule limiting harvest practices, which are otherwise permitted by the state of Alaska and federal law. This rule provides for Alaska residents who rely on state law to engage in their traditional hunting practices. “This final rule protects…

NAT’L – SELF-PROTECTION – Civilian Less-Lethal and Self-Defense Weapons Market to flourish with an impressive CAGR by 2023

The North America less lethal and self-defense weapons market is not dominated by individual players. It rather shows a list of top companies that specialize in specific less lethal weapon types, finds Transparency Market Research in a new study. Sig Sauer, Walther, and Crosman are currently the three biggest manufacturers of air-powered less lethal weapons. FOX Labs, MACE Security, SABRE are the leaders in pepper spray manufacture. Force Heavens, Surefire, Streamlight,…

U.S. Gun Sights Maker Re-Engineers Factory To Supply Elite Military During Pandemic

THEFEDERALIST.COM May 22, 2020 – Leupold is a 113-year-old, family-owned business manufacturing rifle scopes, firearm sights, and other optics in Beaverton, Oregon. With more than 650 employees and a factory that runs seven days a week, they manufacture the types of products that have to work every time, under pressure.

“That moment of truth when is when you’re behind that…

TX – GUN CRIME – Gun owners being tracked by thieves in COVID-era spike (VIDEOS)

AS THE ABC 13 INVESTIGATES CREW ROUNDED A CORNER RECENTLY, THEY CAME FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE END OF AN UNDERCOVER HOUSTON POLICE CHASE. OFFICERS HAD JUST CAUGHT TWO SUSPECTED GUN THIEVES. IT WAS THE LATEST PAIR ACCUSED IN A DANGEROUS AND RISING TREND OF 'GUN JUGGINGS' IN THE CITY. AS HE WORKED WITH HIS TEAM, HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT LT. ANDY GRANGER SUGGESTED TO ABC13'S TED OBERG, "THIS IS A STORY YOU MAY WANT TO LOOK IN TO." WHEN WE DID, WE FOUND A 17% INCREASE IN GUNS STOLEN FROM CARS IN HOUSTON THIS YEAR COMPARED TO LAST. GRANGER SAID THE INCREASE IS DRIVEN, AT LEAST IN PART. BY 'GUN JUGGINGS.' THAT IS WHEN THIEVES WATCH A GUN OWNER WALK OUT OF A RANGE OR GUN STORE AND FOLLOW THEM UNTIL THE GUN IS LEFT IN A PARKED CAR.

PA – GUN RIGHTS – Erie County sheriff preps for in-person gun permit work

PENNSYLVANIA GOV. TOM WOLF HAS ONCE AGAIN EXTENDED THE EXPIRATION DATE FOR CONCEALED-CARRY GUN PERMITS. THAT SHOULD HELP EASE THE ANTICIPATED RUSH OF VISITORS TO THE ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ONCE THE OFFICE REOPENS FOR IN-PERSON BUSINESS ON JUNE 1, SHERIFF JOHN LOOMIS SAID THURSDAY. STATE OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED THURSDAY THAT WOLF HAS GRANTED AN ADDITIONAL EXTENSION FOR PERMITS THAT EXPIRED ON MARCH 19 OR LATER.

INT’L – SHOOTING SPORTS – Langley couple are the fastest guns in the world

WHEN HE WAS YOUNGER, WALNUT GROVE, BRITISH COLUMBIA RESIDENT SHAWN MURPHY LIKED TO READ THE WESTERN NOVELS OF LOUIS L’AMOUR, WHICH OFTEN FEATURED QUICK-DRAW SHOOTOUTS. THAT WAS WHERE HIS INTEREST IN THE SPORT OF FAST DRAW COMPETITION FIRST TOOK HOLD, MURPHY RECALLS, ALTHOUGH HE HAS SINCE LEARNED THAT THE REALITY OF FAST DRAW SHOOT-OUTS ISN’T QUITE THE WAY L’AMOUR DESCRIBED IT. “HE WAS A LITTLE MORE HOLLYWOOD THAN ACCURATE,” MURPHY COMMENTED. IN THE REAL WORLD, MURPHY AND HIS WIFE PAULA HAVE JUST BECOME THE FASTEST GUNS IN THE WEST. AND THE EAST, NORTH AND SOUTH. THEY WON BOTH THE MEN’S TOP GUN AND WOMEN’S TOP GUN AWARDS AT THE WORLD FAST DRAW ASSOCIATION (WFDA) BUCKLE AWARDS AND RATINGS.

AR – TRAINING – Mastering the Arkansas Enhanced CHCL Qualification

THERE ARE TWO LEVELS OF ARKANSAS CONCEALED HANDGUN CARRY LICENSES, AS THEY ARE CALLED IN ARKANSAS. THE BASIC LICENSE DOESN’T HAVE MUCH OF A PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT. THE STUDENT JUST HAS TO SHOW THAT THEY ARE SAFE WITH A FIREARM, NOT REALLY ANY ACTUAL PROFICIENCY. FOR THE ENHANCED LICENSE, THERE IS AN ACTUAL QUALIFICATION STANDARD. IT IS STILL FAIRLY BASIC, AND GIVEN ANY DECENT SKILL LEVEL, IT SHOULD BE AN EASY STANDARD TO MEET. THIS HAPPENS TO BE EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE TEXAS LICENSE TO CARRY QUALIFICATION WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE SCORING.

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