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Palmer vs. D.C. Decision = Constitutional Carry?

Here’s the deal: I failed Constitutional law the first time around in college and had to take it again, so take everything in this post as my opinion, and don’t drive up to DC and start carrying concealed tomorrow based on my opinion. Basically, the Judge ruled that two portions of the current gun laws in Washington DC are unconstitutional. Specifically 7-2502 (this covers gun registration) and 22-4504 (this covers concealed carry): It gets better: …

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Holy Smokes! Washington DC CCW Ban Overturned!

This. Is. Amazing. From the federal circuit court judge ruling on Palmer vs. DC: In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia‚Äôs total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny. Therefore, the Court finds that the District of Columbia‚Äôs complete ban on the carrying of handguns in …

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BREAKING: Remington to Replace All R51 Pistols

Reports are coming out this afternoon that Remington will not be killing the R51 like many others have reported, but instead will be retooling, and replacing all of the problem pistols. Interestingly, this comes after big green announced they are closing their Pineville, NC Para plant where the R51 was being manufactured. I suspect these new R51s will be manufactured at the new Remington super facility in Alabama, hopefully with much better quality control. Unfortunately, …

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Save The Date: Operation 300 Benefit Shooting Match

A couple months back John Zaczek from the Zombie Shooters Association collared me at a USPSA match, and asked for my help getting word out about a benefit match that he’s putting on for Operation 300, a charity group that works with kids who have lost their fathers in war. The match will take place on October 11th, 2014 in Eastern NC. More details as I get them, but expect sample stages from many of …

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Triangle Gun Store Owners Talk AK-47 Sales Surge

The Triangle Business Journal did a piece on the new import sanctions for Russian AK-47s and the effect that it has been having on local Triangle area gun stores. They interviewed Barry Perry of Perry’s Gun Store in Wendell, and Jim McComas from Carolina Gunrunners in Raleigh. “It’s not going to change the way we do business at all,” says McComas. “It may make (the AK-47) more desirable for collectors, but that’s a very small …

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“Nobody Wants to Take Your Guns”

Whenever folks on the anti-gun side of things are engaged in argument, they always go to the argument of “Nobody wants to take your guns!” Fortunately for us, social media archives their lies for us: If you have a gun, you’ll start killing when you get in an argument. Yeah… Guns are only for cops who have all that training… Ban the evil black guns, they are most scariest: Lock up all violent people…right. Assaulty …

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:shakes head: Daniel Defense Offering Financing for Rifles

TTAG is reporting that Daniel Defense is set to introduce financing on their rifles. I like Daniel Defense. I like their rifles, and I like their politics. I have to say though, I don’t like this. I’ve done a lot of stupid things with money in my time, but I’ve never even thought of financing a rifle (I did finance a mountain bike once though…). If you are even considering doing this, do me a …

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US Rep. Amends Bill to Defund DC Gun Control Laws

An amendment was added by Rep. Massie (R – KY) to the¬†Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2015 today that would allow for concealed carry, and repeal the “assault weapon” ban in Washington, DC. The amendment was successfully added to the bill, and the bill passed out of the US House, and is on it’s way to the Senate. According to Rep. Massies website his amendment will not allow Washington, DC to use …

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Gun Rights Are Civil Rights

NPR has an interesting interview up with Charles Cobb, the author of “This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed”. In the interview he talks about the role that guns played in the south during the Civil rights movement. The interview is just over 12 minutes in length, and offers several anecdotes about guns being used to protect people in the non-violent movement during the fight for civil rights. I’m very much concerned with how the history …

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