Friday, August 31, 2012

New .300 AAC Blackout reticle pattern for the 4x32 BROWE Combat Optic


Browe-Inc., manufacturer of premium quality optical systems for military, law enforcement, hunting and the shooting sports, introduces the latest reticle pattern for the 4x32 BROWE Combat Optic (BCO), the horseshoe and Dot for the AAC .300 Blackout. The unit is available in A-TACS AU Camo, tan or black.

The 4x32 BCO AAC .300 Blackout reticle is based on the popular horseshoe and dot style reticle and provides a bullet drop compensated (BDC) reticle for both the subsonic and supersonic ammunition. The 7 MOA horseshoe has a 5 MOA inner dimension and provides an illuminated 2 MOA wide ring for quick target acquisition.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Peets Coffee

Another nice blend is their House Blend, it combines the lively, well-balanced flavors of Latin American coffees for a medium body and pleasant, satisfying taste.

House Blend is a perfect introduction to Peet's coffees. Also available in decaf.

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Peets Coffee


Very full body, very concentrated flavor. Sweet, slightly earthy, herbal nuances with a gutsy richness. A favorite of Peet's customers for years. Also available in decaf.

Sumatra's coffees are grown almost exclusively by smallholders and processed by the semi-washed or wet-hulled method. The fruit is pulped on the farm, often by means of a hand-cranked mill, and the seeds, still encased in an endocarp, washed in a basket or bucket. They are laid on a mat for the briefest of dryings. Collectors purchase and hull the coffee at high internal moisture, removing the parchment, and exposing the beans. They subsequently dry in stages (and infuse with Sumatran character) all the way to the godowns in the port of Medan.

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To me, this is one of the best coffee I have ever drank. And boy I drink alot of it!

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

M-Pro 7 Introduces Tactical Rifle Cleaning Kit


M-Pro 7, a leading provider of military-grade weapons maintenance products, introduces the first BoreSnake cleaning kit specifically designed for all M-16 and AR-15 style rifles. The Tactical Rifle Cleaning Kit contains everything needed to properly maintain 5.56mm/.223 caliber and 7.62mm/.300 caliber rifles in the field or at the range.

Each Tactical Rifle Cleaning Kit contains the following gun care and maintenance tools:

- 4 oz. M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner
- 4 oz. M-Pro 7 Gun Oil LPX
- 5.56 mm M-Pro 7 BoreSnake
- 7.62 mm M-Pro 7 BoreSnake
- Dual-Headed Nylon Utility Brush
- Lint Free Cleaning Cloth
- Foam Gun Pad
- Weapons Maintenance and Product Guide

FNH USA Announces Summer Special


Just when you thought summer was coming to an end, FNH USA keeps it going with a new Summer Special! When you purchase select models of the FNS pistol between August 15 and November 30, 2012, FNH USA will send you a $50 cash rebate.

Real SWAT Officers. Real Challenges. On Outdoor Channel in 2013


Fourteen real-life S.W.A.T. officers compete. But there can only be one victor. Outdoor Channel, America's leader in outdoor TV, today announced production is in full swing for the new original Outdoor Channel series, "Elite Tactical Unit: S.W.A.T." Scheduled to premiere in January 2013, this one-hour adrenaline-fueled reality show will take viewers on realistic missions through explosive danger led by officers that serve in this line of duty day in and day out.

Powered By Mom & Dad


Spotting Duncan McNaughton on the range is fairly easy. Just look for the trio of black shirts plastered with corporate sponsor logos like ESS, Sig Sauer and Voodoo Tactical.

Got to start them young!  Glad to see a family enjoying the sport.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bushnell Launches Fall Riflescope and Spotting Scope Rebate Program


Bushnell Outdoor Products, an industry-leader in high performance sports optics and outdoor accessories for more than 60 years, has announced a rebate offer on its Elite, Legend Ultra HD and Trophy XLT riflescopes and spotting scopes.

The rebate program is available to consumers who purchase an Elite, Legend Ultra HD or Trophy XLT riflescope or spotting scope before Oct. 31. Bushnell is offering a $75 rebate on Elite, $50 rebate on Legend Ultra HD and $25 rebate on Trophy XLT.

To redeem the rebate offer, consumers are required to complete the rebate form and mail it with the UPC bar code from the original packaging and a copy of the sales receipt. All rebate redemptions must be postmarked by Nov. 15, 2012 to be valid.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Great Piece: It only takes one Awsh!t to erase a dozen Attaboys.


Once having a rep for some of the sloppiest marksmanship in Christendom, the NYPD had spent brazillions of dollars on training for its officers and by all accounts, both publicized and anecdotal, it appeared to be paying off, with such notable successes as that one detective who batted 1.000 on the dude with a malf'ed TEC-9 (or whatever it was) in front of a crowded Times Square hotel lobby.

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Remington Expands R11 Line


E-RPC® unveiled its newest addition to the popular Remington Model 1911 R1 family at the 2012 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in St. Louis, MO. Configured for practical competition or personal protection, the Remington Model 1911 R1 Enhanced Threaded Barrel is the next evolution of the Model 1911 R1 product line.

The accuracy and reliability that have made the 1911 an American icon since its debut are still present. The new Model 1911 R1 Enhanced Threaded Barrel adds features that make it an ideal choice for shooters who prefer the benefits of signature reduction devices. The pistol features a taller two-dot sight system that allows the shooter to gain the perfect sight picture with a suppressor installed. Other features include a match grade stainless steel threaded barrel; black anodized aluminum match grade trigger; and custom enhanced checkered grips.



Tall Two-Dot Sight System Allows Use With Silencer Installed
Front/Rear Slide Serrations
Beavertail Grip Safety with Checkered Memory Bump
Enhanced Hammer
Blackened Trigger
Enhanced Wide Thumb Safety
Flat Checkered Mainspring Housing (20 LPI)
Match Grade Stainless Barrel With Threaded Muzzel & Thread Protector
Front Grip Strap Serrations
Custom Grips with Thumb Groove and Ambi Cut
8-Round Magazines with Bumper Pad (2)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Getting a gun in Chicago quick and easy

BY FRANK MAIN Staff Reporter August 25, 2012 12:28AM

Want to know how to get a gun?

Just ask Chris.

The skinny teen attends high school in Chicago and is a talented athlete. But he’s also a notorious gunslinger.

As a shooter in a South Side gang, he can get his hands on a gun as quick as you can get a burger at a fast-food restaurant.

“I will make a call and say I need a gun. I will ride down the street on my bike and get it — five minutes.”

The Chicago Sun-Times sat down with Chris for a lesson on how gangs get guns. Armed gangs like Chris’ have driven up Chicago’s murder total 28 percent above the tally at this time last year. And Chris is on the front lines of the shooting.

“For your ’hood, you can’t stop [getting] guns because it’s war season. A gang need any gun it can get,” said the teen, who has worked as an informant for police and asked for anonymity. The Sun-Times is identifying him by an alias.

‘Gun guys’

He knows men whose full-time job in the underground economy is to buy guns from suburban stores and illegally sell them to criminals.

Chris said he’s confident he and his crew will always be one step ahead of the police.

“You’ll never stop us from getting guns,” he said. “You feel me?”

Mark Craighead, RIP

Posted on August 25, 2012 by Rob Pincus

Mark Craighead passed away yesterday. Mark owned and operated Crossbreed Holsters with his family and friends. I received the news today from the family and they asked me to pass on their thanks for the thoughts of the firearms community and their assurance that things would continue as expected at Crossbreed. We have lost a great asset today . . .

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Empire State Shooting: Shooter Never Shot At Police, Nine Bystanders All Shot By Police


The Guardian reports:

Johnson did not fire at police, according to law enforcement, but he did raise his gun. Nine civilians – four women and five men – were shot or grazed by the two officers who shot Johnson dead.

Initial reports suggested the shooter shot the bystanders, additionally it was suggested the cops had “returned fire,” which has also been proven wrong.

One of the shooting victims says police fired “randomly” into the street.

"Fast and Furious" Failure Fosters Favoritism for Finagling Fed


Fox News, the Washington Post, the L.A. Times, and The Hill are all over this one, as they should be. It seems that BATFE’s William McMahon, who, as the agency's Assistant Deputy Director for Field Operations approved its catastrophic and deadly “Fast and Furious” operation, is being allowed to receive his six-figure federal paycheck for nearly half a year, while working full-time as investment bank J. P. Morgan’s executive director for global security and investments in the Philippines.

As the Washington Post reports, "McMahon was one of five ATF officials recently singled out in a congressional report on the botched gun operation. The report alleged that McMahon knew that no safeguards were in place to prevent a large number of guns from getting into Mexico, but he made no effort to stop them." Fox News says "The [double-dipping, two-paycheck] arrangement allows McMahon to retire [from the BATFE] in December with a full government pension."

Congressional investigators into the "Fast and Furious" debacle, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rep. Darrel Issa (R-Calif.), have asked the BATFE to explain McMahon’s situation, but the agency has said only that McMahon is a full-time employee in the agency, in its Office of Professional Responsibility, no less.

University Chancellor Nips Anti-Gun Professor's Delusions of Grandeur in the Bud


In a country of more 300 million people, it's almost guaranteed that, somewhere out there, there's going to be someone so full of himself that even hot air can't find a way inside.

Earlier this week, a reporter from the Boulder, Colorado, Daily Camera validated that theory in the course of covering a silly and pathetic story coming out of the University of Colorado—we're sure to its embarrassment.

Here in America, parents pay huge sums of money to get their kids educated, so that America will remain the most exceptional and productive country on Earth. Yet a physics professor at the university—we won’t give him the satisfaction of repeating his name, out of regard for Americans of better disposition who have the same name—had the gall to say that regardless of the laws of Colorado, which allow a person with a carry permit to carry firearms on campus, he would adopt a “personal policy” of cancelling an entire class if he discovered that any student in the class was carrying a gun.

As the Daily Camera relates it, “University of Colorado Chancellor Phil DiStefano notified the Boulder campus faculty Tuesday afternoon that professors ‘do not have the right to shut down a class or refuse to teach’ should they learn that one of their students is lawfully carrying a gun under a concealed‑carry permit. And, DiStefano added, any faculty members who do so will be in violation of their contracts and face disciplinary action.”

Respect for the Second Amendment in Illinois' Largest County


On Tuesday, the Springfield, Illinois, State Journal-Register reported that the state's attorney in McLean County (Bloomington area) announced that he would not enforce certain Illinois gun control laws that violate the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In particular, the county's top prosecutor, Ronald Dozier, singled out the Illinois law that requires a person to possess a Firearm Owners Identification Card to be able to buy a gun.

"Our message is this," Dozier said. "We will no longer use the power and authority of our office to criminalize and punish decent, otherwise law-abiding citizens who choose to exercise the rights granted to them by the Second Amendment of the United States' Constitution to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves and their families.” Dozier also noted that Illinois is the only state that still prohibits people from carrying concealed weapons.

Prospective firearm carriers take note, however: McLean County Sheriff Mike Emery, while agreeing with Dozier about the conflict between the Second Amendment and the Illinois gun control laws, said his office would continue to enforce the laws in their present form. Thus, as Dozier said, his decision is largely "symbolic."

Are You Ready for the Next Disaster?

from: Cheaper Than Dirts! 

We have all seen the footage of the victims of Hurricane Katrina running through the local stores and looting supplies, supplies like plasma televisions, laptops and all the beer they could carry. Obviously, I cannot recommend this course of action. Having supplies like food, water and medicine beforehand is without a doubt the best way to prepare for this scenario. A looter puts his or herself in a very dangerous situation. Local law enforcement may not be available to protect you in a widespread disaster and walking out of the local mega mart with armfuls of valuables could lead to other looters taking supplies from you forcefully.

If you do find yourself in need of supplies after the disaster has hit, and if you are lucky, you might still have some options. During a deployment to south Texas during hurricanes Dolly, Ike and Gustav, my National Guard unit was tasked with setting up several points of distribution sites or, PODs. In conjunction with the Red Cross, we were able to get much needed food, water, ice, and medicine to thousands of people from the local community who were in dire need.

It is better to be prepared. At a minimum, remember to have the following:

Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
Flashlight and extra batteries
First Aid Kit
Whistle to signal for help
Dust Mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
Local maps
Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

Handing out supplies at a Point of Distribution
Remember if you have access to transportation, and local authorities are recommending an evacuation, I would strongly suggest that you do it. It is far better to have fewer people in an area that is affected by a natural disaster. Consider taking back roads however.

Try to be prepared.

Animals You Didn’t Know You Could Eat

from: Cheaper Than Dirts! 

If you find yourself in a survival situation and food is running low, you may surprise yourself by the things your brain tells you what animals it wants you to eat. Most of us who live in major metropolitan areas get the vast majority of our meats from mega marts and grocery stores in our area. For such large stores, the choices in meats are comparably few. Your choices are pretty much between poultry, pork, beef, and seafood. However, if Western civilization collapsed and we ran out of mega mart meat, what kinds of animals are good to consume in a pinch? The answers might surprise you!

1.) Squirrels

2.) Raccoons

3.) Rats - not to sure I personally could do this!

4.) Dogs

5.) Horses

6.) Insects

What do you think?

Cartel Coordinator Says ‘Fast and Furious’ was about Supplying Guns

from: Cheaper Than Dirts! is reporting that a high-ranking Mexican drug cartel operative currently in U.S. custody is making startling allegations that the failed federal gun-walking operation known as Fast and Furious wasn’t about tracking guns, it was about supplying them to Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa Cartel.

Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, known as the Sinaloa Cartel’s logistics coordinator, describes “Fast and Furious” as elaborate agreement between the U.S. government and Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa Cartel to take down rival cartels. He was extradited to the Chicago last year to face federal drug charges.

In’s story, Zambada-Niebla claims that under a “divide and conquer” strategy, the U.S. helped finance and arm the Sinaloa Cartel through Operation Fast and Furious in exchange for information that allowed the DEA, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other federal agencies to take down rival drug cartels.

The Sinaloa Cartel was allegedly permitted to traffic massive amounts of drugs across the U.S. border from 2004 to 2009 — during both Fast and Furious and Bush-era gunrunning operations — as long as the intel kept coming.

Zambada-Niebla’s trial is scheduled to begin on Oct. 9.

Jerry Miculek Covers JM Pro Series 930 Autoloaders

from: Cheaper Than Dirts! 

Mossberg’s JM Pro Series 930 Tactical Class of signature shotguns are 9 and 10-shot competition-oriented 12-Gauge autoloaders designed by Jerry Miculek, five-time USPSA 3-Gun National Championship winner and a member of the Cheaper Than Dirt! Shooting Team. In the accompanying video, Miculek demonstrates go-fast elements of the 3-inch 12-gauge 930 platform, which features a dual gas-vent operating system that aids in recoil reduction and reduces stress and wear on operating parts.

Performance-enhancing features on the JM Pro Series include Mossberg’s extended tactical bolt handle, forend cut to facilitate faster reloads, oversized safety button, orange magazine follower, and protective barrel clamp for the extended mag tube.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Blackhawk Holster Sneak Peek


Some of these holsters will launch at NASGW - oddly enough on November 6, 2012 when the Outdoor Wire Special Edition on Concealed Carry will be sent out network-wide. Others will be available at around the time of the SHOT Show.

Streamlight Launches Vehicle Solar Charging Panel


a leading provider of high-performance flashlights, today introduced the Streamlight SolarStream™, a supplemental solar charging panel for emergency responder and fleet vehicles. The Streamlight SolarStream helps to offset battery drain from computer systems and other rechargeable electronics when a vehicle is off, extending battery life and limiting battery-related vehicle maintenance.

A thin-film amorphous silicon charging panel, the Streamlight SolarStream adheres to a variety of contoured surfaces. The panel allows for 14 watts of maximum power in full sunlight.

Gun Giveaway Up for Grabs in October GUNS Magazine


The October Gun of the Month giveaway in GUNS Magazine is highlighted by the new sub-compact XD-S from Springfield Armory and an array of extra gear from Hornady, Gerber, Howard Leight, LaserLyte and Zombie Industries.

This prize package valued at $2,810 features the new sub-compact XD-S from Springfield Armory. Only one inch wide, this handgun is ideally suited for concealed-carry options. This new addition to the XD line delivers the performance of a .45 ACP with superior control and comfort without sacrificing important safety features.

Visit to enter for a chance to win, don't miss out!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

GunCaseBlanket Features Mossy Oak Camo


Patriot LWM Outdoors, a nationwide provider of outdoor industry related products and services, introduces The GunCaseBlanket.

The GunCaseBlanket is a revolutionary, patent-pending gun case that combines superior protection for your firearm with the innovative ability to instantly transform into an extremely quiet, cold weather defying, and insulated camouflage blanket for your hunting comfort.

The GunCaseBlanket combines top quality American made products and manufacturing to protect your firearm and keep you comfortable in the field. Once your gun is removed from the case, you can simply unfold the gun case by unzipping the extra large zippers all the way and unfolding the case to its fully opened insulated blanket shape.

This unique case features Polartec® fleece lining, Climashield® Combat insulation, an outer shell of 11-ounce, flocked nylon that is water resistant and quiet. The inside of the blanket has fleece hand pockets large enough to put gloved hands and designed to hold hand warmers. There are also pockets near the chest for a mobile phone, ammunition, flashlight and other accessories. Strategically positioned on the outside is an elastic game call holder, so you can call without tell-tale hand movements.

Buck Knives wins Field and Stream Best of Best Award


Field & Stream Magazine awarded "Best of the Best" honors for the 087 ErgoHunter Adrenaline® - Avid knife in the Haley Heath Ergohunter Adrenaline Series during their annual review of "Gear of the Year" for hunters and other active outdoorsmen.

As written by David E. Petzal, Rifles Editor, Field & Stream, the review states "Buck offers three blades in this hunting series, each of a different steel, with or without a gut hook. What you want is the mid-priced model, made of 12C27 Sandvik steel, with no gut hook. A ferocious cutter, it allows loads of control over the fixed blade, which is a 4 1⁄2-inch-long drop point with plenty of belly." Petzel also said, "Keep the Avid in your pack. You don't want to lose a knife this good."

Buck Knives designed this line in collaboration with Haley Heath as a female specific line of knives. The USA made ErgoHunter Adrenaline Series was modified for the female touch, offering a smaller style for female hands, a re-curved design for a safer grip and the addition of a finger guard at the bottom of the blade.

TAPCO Introduces - The Perfect Backup Plan


 Fear not, people of the world. TAPCO® has got your back.

The world has changed. You see your neighbor through the window, slamming his fist against your front door. Assuming his anger is directed towards the present your canine left on his lawn, you walk away. Moments later, the window breaks and the neighbor is limping towards you. As you get a better look at him, you notice his face has lost all color, his eyes bloodshot and his teeth seem to be rotting. Is that blood you see, coming from his mouth? He lunges toward you as you look around for something, anything to protect yourself.

When the time comes...will you be ready? Visit

New Paul Liebenberg Video from Panteao


LaserMax announced today the launch of their new company Facebook page, which We take you to Pistol Dynamics where Paul Liebenberg walks you through how to customize a stock 1911 pistol. Paul is a trained Industrial Designer who has been a professional gun builder specializing in the Browning locked breach pistol platform for over 30 years. He was a member of the World Champion South African Practical Pistol Shooting Team, NRA High Master, certified four-gun firearms instructor and professional pistol shooter who competed successfully in many disciplines in the shooting sports. In 1983 he immigrated to the US and joined Pachmayr Gun Works in Los Angeles CA were he rose to manage the Custom Gun Shop. In 1985 he opened Pistol Dynamics in Los Angeles to build high-end 1911 competition handguns and Pachmayr pistols on contract to that company. Today Pistol Dynamics is based out of Palm Bay FL where Paul continues to build high end 1911 pistols.

LaserMax Launches Facebook Page


LaserMax announced today the launch of their new company Facebook page, which allows the brand to expand into new media channels. The LaserMax page can be found by searching "LaserMax, Inc."

Homeowner Shoots Naked Intruder:

Benjamin Prue, 25, is in critical condition, after the home owner shot him, police said.

Police said Benjamin Prue was naked when he broke into the home, charged the homeowner and bit him in the arm.

Police said the resident, Gerald Mirto, 67, shot Prue in the chest after a struggle.


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Man with axe tries to rob restaurant, scared off by owner with gun

A Lancaster man is facing charges after deputies say he tried to rob a restaurant with an axe while intoxicated on drugs.

The incident was reported Wednesday at 5:34 a.m. at Rusty's Grill on the 2400 block of Pineview Drive, according to a news release from the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

According to deputies, David Leroy Deese, 45, of Lancaster, walked into the restaurant wielding an axe and demanding money.

"The business owner produced a handgun and challenged Deese," deputies told WBTV.


Roanoke store owner pulls a gun on a robber The owner, Wilford Williams, says he was trying to defend himself.

A store owner in Roanoke says his first reaction was self defense.  He pulled a gun on a man trying to rob his store, Annwil Groceries, late Tuesday night.

Most customers don't know about the attempted robbery.  After they heard about it on Thursday, many were supportive of the owner's decision to defend himself with a gun against an armed robber.

"I think he did the right thing cause sometimes you don't get a second chance," says customer Victoria Jean-Pierre.


'My gun probably saved my life'

TAMPA (FOX 13) -
Police are looking for four men who allegedly posed as police officers in an attempt to rob a jewelry store.

It happened at Marcelo's Jewelry store on West Columbus Drive around 8 a.m. Police said an employee exchanged gunfire with the men, who came inside dressed in police gear.



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Firefield Announces New Bipod Models


Firefield is excited to announce the newest products to join the Firefield family of products, the Firefield Bipod and Compact Bipod. The Firefield Bipods feature a padded stock mount and adjustable legs that extend to multiple lengths ranging from 6-9 inches in length on the compact bipod and 9-14 inches in length for the standard. Featuring durable, aluminum construction, the Firefield Bipod is easy to install, as it attaches to firearm's swivel stud.

"The Firefield Bipods are a great low cost alternative for the shooter that wants all the bells and whistles in a bipod, but doesn't want to spend $100+,"said Jeff Murray, VP of sales.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

July sees 25.5% increase in firearms sales checks over same month last year; 26th straight month over month increase


The July 2012 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 853,355 is an increase of 25.5 percent over the NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 680,258 in July 2011. For comparison, the unadjusted July 2012 NICS figure of 1,289,585 reflects an 12.4 percent increase from the unadjusted NICS figure of 1,147,355 in July 2011.

This marks the 26th straight month that NSSF-adjusted NICS figures have increased when compared to the same period the previous year.

The adjusted NICS data were derived by subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Kentucky, Iowa and Michigan for CCW permit application checks as well as checks on active CCW permit databases.

Though not a direct correlation to firearms sales, the NSSF-adjusted NICS data provide a more accurate picture of current market conditions. In addition to other purposes, NICS is used to check transactions of firearms sales and transfers on new and used handguns and long guns.

Kasich and Romney school media: Gun bans don't work!

Are we sure about this?


Submitted by cbaus on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 07:00. Ohio Politics National Politics Guns in the News Gun Grabbers
by Chad D. Baus

Both Governor John Kasich and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are rejecting gun ban extremists' recent calls for new legislation in the wake of two multiple victim public shootings in "no-gun" zones.

Kasich is proving that his words spoken during the 2010 campaign, when he admitted he was "wrong" about his reasons for voting for the 1994 federal Clinton Gun Ban, weren't just election year rhetoric.

From The Toledo Blade, in an articled entitled "Gun-control issue flares anew":

After being asked by a reporter last week, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, said the federal assault weapons ban "was of very little use" and doesn't think the nation needs a debate on gun control.

"Look, the problem that we have is, let's get to the basics of the violence," he said. "It's issues that surround some things like mental illness. We don't know the full story with this guy [Colorado suspect]."

Mr. Kasich added: "You can go out and try to put all the bans on you want. If people are intent on doing something, they're going to do it and it begins to erode the ability of law-abiding people to be able to be part of the Second Amendment, so I don't think that is where this discussion is right now...I don't think we're now in any sort of a gun-control phase on this."

These are welcome words indeed, and they mirror the position of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Romney, who once supported an anti-gun law in Massachusetts similar to the federal one, told reporters this week that gun control laws are not the answer to the recent string of mass shootings. Like Kasich, Romney has come to believe it's not about the weapons used in the attacks, but about the individuals who choose to commit violence against others.

Illinois: Governor Abuses Amendatory Veto Powers to Propose Semi-Auto Ban

Illinois: Governor Abuses Amendatory Veto Powers to Propose Semi-Auto Ban


Ginny Simone talks to Richard Pearson from the Illinois State Rifle Association - For more information, go to: - NRA News - August 1, 2012 -

Cravaack wants more money to arm pilots


He calls them last line of defense as White House has sought cuts. ;laskdf poiwe. The White House questions value of the $25 million program. No pilot has purposely fired a shot in 10 years.

U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack is challenging the Transportation Security Administration and the White House over potential cuts to a program that arms airline pilots as the last line of defense against hijackers.

As part of its Department of Homeland Security budget, the U.S. House this summer passed a Cravaack amendment that would increase funding for armed-pilot training by $10 million.

Anti-Gun Lawmakers Push Ammunition Sales Ban


On Monday, July 30, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation that would impose sweeping new--and not so new--restrictions on ammunition sales.

The bills, S. 3458 and H.R. 6241, are known as the “Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act.”  The bill itself has four elements:

1. A federal licensing requirement for ammunition sellers;
2. Recordkeeping on all ammunition sales;
3. Reporting of all sales of more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition to anyone without a federal firearms     license within five consecutive business days; and
4. A photo identification requirement for all non-licensees buying ammunition, “effectively banning the online or mail order purchase of ammo by regular civilians.”

The two lawmakers’ contempt for “regular civilians” is nothing new, and neither are the first two of the requirements they propose. Starting in 1968, ammunition dealers had to have licenses from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and also had to keep records of purchasers. The recordkeeping requirement on .22 caliber rimfire ammunition was so burdensome that it was repealed in 1982. Congress did away with the remaining licensing and recordkeeping provisions as part of the "Firearms Owners’ Protection Act of 1986" after the BATF itself said the restrictions had “no substantial law enforcement value.”

Report: ATF gun part of plan to kill Juarez police chief Julián Leyzaola


A weapon tied to "Operation Fast and Furious" was seized in Tijuana in connection with a drug cartel's conspiracy to kill the police chief of Tijuana, Baja California, who later became the Juárez police chief, according to a U.S. government report.

The firearm was found Feb. 25, 2010, during an arrest of a criminal cell associated with Teodoro "El Teo" García Simental and Raydel "El Muletas" López Uriarte, allies of the Sinaloa cartel.

Tijuana police said they arrested four suspects in March 2010 in connection with a failed attempt to take out Julián Leyzaola, and that the suspects allegedly confessed to conspiring to assassinate the police chief on orders from Tijuana cartel leaders.

The suspects had an arsenal of weapons and ammunition, and one of the firearms traced back to the operation that the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives (ATF) was monitoring from its field office in Phoenix.

ATF whistleblower’s revenge case settled

ATF whistleblower’s revenge case settled


A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agent who blew the whistle on the botched Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation and, according to lawmakers, was threatened with losing his job has successfully resolved a retaliation claim.

Read more: ATF whistleblower’s revenge case settled - Washington Times 

White House: Obama Wants Assault Weapons Ban


White House made it clear that President Obama is in favor of more gun control laws.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Viridian Compatible KingTuk IWB Holster Available from Galco


Partnering with Galco, the leader in quality US-made gun leather, Viridian is proud to introduce their version of the extremely popular KingTuk™ tuckable IWB holster. Not only does the Viridian KingTuk by Galco accommodate all Viridian C Series products, it also includes patent pending ECR technology built in which when gun is drawn from holster laser/light instantly and automatically ignites, without fumbling for buttons or modifying shooting grip.

Viridian now boasts finest IWB holster in the world

Kowa Introduces iPhone Digiscoping Adapter


Kowa Sporting Optics is proud to announce the launch of Kowa's newest product, the TSN-IP4S iPhone adapter for the iPhone 4 and 4S models. Increased popularity in digiscoping along with the ease of picture sharing makes this product the perfect addition to any Kowa enthusiast's gear list. From bird watching to hunting, the new iPhone adapter will take digiscoping to a whole new level!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Balance of the Issue

The Balance of the Issue


If you have any doubt that the media tries to alter and steer the thinking and decisions of the public, just look at how they treat gun control issues and ignore the monumental achievements of the CFLs.


For Your Children and Other Folks: Why is a Gun Necessary for Self-Defense?

For Your Children and Other Folks: Why is a Gun Necessary for Self-Defense?

Very good article @

Note to readers of my articles: This one was written for your friends and family who question why you carry a gun. I hope it helps them on the road toward taking personal responsibility for their own defense.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Buy Ammunition


"You may recently have seen some in the Internet rumor mill feverishly repeating the obvious truth above, in an effort to stir up fear about recent acquisitions of ammunition by the Department of Homeland Security and a number of smaller agencies. The mildest writers have questioned why seemingly mundane agencies would need ammunition at all; more incendiary authors suggest that these government agencies are preparing for a war with the American people.

Much of the concern stems from a lack of understanding of the law enforcement functions carried about by officers in small federal agencies. These agents have the power to make arrests and execute warrants, just like their better-known counterparts at agencies like the FBI.

For instance, the Social Security Administration solicited offers for 174,000 rounds of pistol ammunition. But the agency has 295 special agents who combat Social Security fraud that costs tax payers billions each year, so the order works out to roughly 590 rounds of ammunition per agent for training, mandatory quarterly qualification shooting and duty use. More than a few NRA members would use that much ammunition in a weekend shooting class or plinking session."


Thursday, August 16, 2012

MidwayUSA To Carry Swab-Its® Brand Firearms Cleaning Products


uper Brush makers of Swab-its® brand Bore-tips™ and Gun-tips™, the firearms cleaning swabs for every job, announces that MidwayUSA, the catalog and internet retailer offering Just About Everything® for Shooting, Reloading, Gunsmithing and Hunting, will now carry Gun-tips and Bore-tips.

With Swab-its, you Clean It Like You Mean It.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bloomberg has a chance to speak about gun control; but puts on a muzzle!


Bloomberg declined a chance to do it himself at the annual Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) in September, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms noted.

According to CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, Bloomberg was invited to the 27th annual event, scheduled Sept. 28-30 in Orlando, Fla., but he turned it down.

“It seems odd for a guy like Michael Bloomberg, who rushes to every television news camera and microphone, to avoid what could be a major media event,” Mr. Alan Gottlieb mused.

Between The Berms: More Olympics

Great Article

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MINOX is offering free set of Custom Ballistic Turrets

MINOX is offering free set of Custom Ballistic Turrets, by Kenton Industries, with the purchase of any MINOX ZA riflescope. This $110 value offer is valid from August 1 to October 31, 2012.