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NRA Calls for “Additional Regulations” on Bump Fire Stocks

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  “The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations.” – National Rifle Association The NRA is backing “additional regulations” on devices to accelerate the rate of fire of semi-automatic firearms, including bump fire stocks.  Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox went on record today with the following: “In …

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Bumpfire Stocks Banned at NRA’s Firing Range

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Politico reports that the range at NRA headquarters bans the use of bump fire stocks and similar systems due to safety concerns.  Though the organization would not respond to a request for comment, Politico states that the range policy has been independently verified. In the same report, Paul Valone of the gun rights organization Grass Roots North Carolina seemed to …

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Feinstein Introduces “Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act”

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation written to close what she labels an “automatic weapons loophole,” where devices allow semi-automatic firearms to be operated with rates of fire approaching those of actual machine guns.  The “Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act” is modeled after existing California law that classifies semi-automatic weapons outfitted with bumpfire stocks as machine guns. Feinstein included a similar provision …

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SHARE Act Shelved Indefinitely Due to Las Vegas Tragedy

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan stated at a news conference today that the SHARE Act is no longer on the House agenda.  It is “not scheduled right now. I don’t know when it will be scheduled,” Ryan said.  With that answer, Ryan ended his brief press conference to avoid followup questions. Presumably, this is the same fate for the …

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Big Win for the 2nd Amendment in DC Court of Appeals

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The US District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied an en blanc hearing on Wrenn v. District of Columbia, a case that argues against DC’s “good reason” requirement to be issued a concealed carry permit.  With the rejection of the city’s request for en blanc, the court lets stand a July ruling that rejects the good …

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G46 Leaked Photos Show GLOCK Actually Can Innovate

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The release of the Gen 5 G17 and G19 here in the US has a lot of people scratching their heads (including diehard GLOCK fans), wondering when GLOCK is going to bring a truly new pistol to market.  Well, we now have proof that their engineers at least know what innovations can be done to a pistol while still being …

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House May Vote on the SHARE Act Next Week

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According to Politico.com, the Sportmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enchancement Act, or the SHARE Act, may end up on the floor of the US House of Representatives next week.  The Act most recently breezed through the Natural Resources Committee, with the Judiciary Committee allowing it to go straight to the House floor. Politico reports that Jim Pasco, head of the Fraternal …

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The Maxim 50 is Now the Maxim 47?

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It was bound to happen. California, New Jersey, and Massachusetts have each served SilencerCo with legal challenges to their new Maxim 50 integrally suppressed muzzleloader.  These party pooper states are upset that their existing laws don’t actually ban something that makes gun people happy, even though it takes forever to load and is still very loud and smoky despite the …

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Maxim 50 Suppressed Muzzleloader is Here!

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That’s right!  SilencerCo finally did what many of us wanted to see and suppressed a muzzleloader.  What surprises me most, though, is the fact that it’s 50-state legal.  Anyone over 18 years old and otherwise legally able to purchase a muzzleloader can purchase the Maxim 50 online. How did they do it?  It’s because gun laws are dumb, but sometimes …

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SHARE Act Moving Forward

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The Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2017, or H.R.3668 SHARE Act, passed an important vote in the House Committee on Natural Resources this week despite some outlandish claims from anti-gun members of the committee (e.g., silencers make guns armor piercing).  This means the bill now moves to the full US House of Representatives, a very big step towards …