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Sep 21 13:16

‘Nearly One-Third of Gun Owners Have Used Gun in Self-Defense,’ Says Report

A whopping 31.1 percent of gun owners—estimated to be about 25.3 million American adults—have used a gun in self-defense, according to the 2021 National Firearms Survey, by Prof. William English, PhD., at Georgetown University.

The survey was designed by Deborah Azrael of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Matthew Miller of Northeastern University, according to the Wall Street Journal. English released a draft in June and the WSJ just reported on its contents.

Sep 21 10:32

How Do You Get Rid Of Bad Ammunition?

All firearms enthusiasts eventually come across bullets that just won't fire or corroded ammunition they don't want to risk shooting. We doubt you want to start stockpiling bad ammo, so how can you get rid of it?

The internet is flush with recommendations on what to do with bad ammunition, but not all of that advice is environmentally friendly, or legal. Below are five methods we recommend to make sure you part ways with ammunition properly.

Sep 21 09:44

Data Study: 18 Months of Ammo Sales during a Pandemic, Protests, and the Biden Presidency

In our previous data study on the initial effects of the pandenmic on our business, we outlined increased sales due to the public’s growing leeriness of COVID-19, starting from February 23, 2020 when the news coverage became ominous.

That's only part of the story, however, because over the last 18 months, we've experienced a particularly charged election year, BLM protests amid calls to "defund the police," a contentious transfer of power, and most recently a surprise ban on popular Russian ammo.

These events in particular, set against the backdrop of the ongoing response to the pandemic, resulted in demand spikes. Looking at the data below, you'll get a sense of a high level trend during the pandemic and then see how that trend changed during certain specific time periods, like the BLM protests, when already-elevated demand went up even more.

Sep 19 05:20

The Rise And Fall Of 9MM Ammo Prices During COVID; What's Next?

The price rise could be attributed to the BLM protests, counter and subsequent riots that followed, which were viewed widely across the internet and traditional media. There were depictions of innocent people getting hurt or worse, swarmed by protestors, with no police anywhere to help.

This led to a panic buy on top of a panic buy. Whereas previously, shelves had been scarce, they became empty. People started to hoard ammunition like they had been hoarding toilet paper. Since manufacturing companies were set up to meet the average demand of the "Trump Slump" of the previous years, where gun and ammo sales had been low, there started to be bottlenecks in ammunition production. Ammo manufacturers were not prepared for the sharp increase in buying.

Sep 18 10:04

San Diego City Council Bans Ghost Guns

San Diego City Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday that bans the sale and possession of “ghost guns” in an attempt to combat the rising gun crime in San Diego.

Ghost guns are privately made firearms that lack serial numbers, making them hard to be traced by law enforcement agencies. Under federal law, it is legal for private individuals to make their own firearms, but a license is required for the manufacture of firearms that are for sale or distribution.

The Eliminate Non-Serialized Untraceable Firearm (ENUF) ordinance was introduced by Councilwoman Marni von Wilpert after a deadly shooting in April in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter in which a ghost gun was used. San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit told FOX 5 reporters after the shooting that there has been a 169 percent increase in ghost guns from 2020.

The first reading of the ENUF ordinance passed 8-1 in August. At the city council meeting on Tuesday, citizens voiced their opinions regarding the ordinance.

Sep 17 15:08

Self Defense at Home and in Public, by Day and by Night- Self Defense Gun Stories

You probably didn’t see these stories covered by the mainstream news media, but again last week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love.

Sep 17 14:22

Gun Control Activists Still Spinning Chipman’s Defeat

It’s been over a week since the Biden administration reluctantly cut loose David Chipman, the gun control activist and former ATF agent who Biden had nominated to head up the agency where he once served, and the gun control lobby is still having a hard time coming to terms with their defeat.

Sep 16 09:54

9 Celebrities Who Are Pro-Gun

Many celebrities are vocal supporters of gun control. Many liberal celebrities tend to favor strong control gun laws. That said, there are a handful of Hollywood celebrities that seem to be in support of freedom and the Second Amendment. Below is a list of such celebrities.

Sep 15 18:05

WATCH: Sheriff Gives BRUTAL Response To SILENCE Critics Of Cop Who Shot Armed Suspect 15 Times

In Brevard County, Florida, a thug opened fire on two sheriff deputies at a traffic stop and then came up behind one of the officers and started pistol whipping him with his gun, fracturing his eye sockets and sinuses. The other officer quickly reloaded his handgun and fired 15 rounds into the suspect, killing him.

Sep 15 14:36

Does The Biden Administration’s Assault On The Second Amendment Amount To Treason?

Under Biden’s reign, Americans are quickly losing their fundamental rights and liberties. -- They have already lost any vestige of a fundamental right of privacy as protected under the Unreasonable Searches and Seizures clause of the Fourth Amendment. And the Right of free speech under the First Amendment is, as well, under tremendous assault today.

Sep 14 13:01

How Australian Lockdowns Impact The Second Amendment

But there are Americans who think Australia has the right of it. They’d love to implement these same rules here in the United States. More than that, they think we can use similar methods to combat all kinds of other problems they see. And for those people, we need our guns. There are would-be tyrants all around us. They’re not the majority. There aren’t that many of them, even. They exist, though, and if given half a chance, they’ll take whatever opportunities they can find to seize power.

Sep 14 12:54

Papers Please: Town Wants Gun Owners To Show Permits Upon Request

Lawmakers in Stamford, Connecticut are asking for the state legislature to impose a new restriction on legal gun owners: require them to produce their gun permit upon request by police. -- The move is billed by supporters as a way to get “illegal guns off the street,” but some of the representatives sitting in the town’s legislature say the measure would be unconstitutional and could lead to big problems.

Sep 14 05:59

REVEALED: Congress 'Squad' members legislating to defund the police have spent up to $70,000 on their own private security

Four left-wing Congress members known as 'the Squad' are the biggest spenders on personal security despite advocating for the defunding of police, records show.

According to Federal Election Commission reports, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Cori Bush (MO) have funneled thousands into private security.

Between April 15 and June 28 this year, Bush spent more than nearly $70,000 of her campaign funds on personal security.

Sep 13 13:10

Defending Roommates, Relatives, & Friends -Self-Defense Gun Stories

You probably didn’t see these stories covered by the mainstream news media, but again last week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love.

Sep 13 12:19

WaPo Editors Ignore Realities Of Chipman’s Defeat

If there was any doubt that the demise of David Chipman’s nomination as permanent director of the ATF has gun control activists in a rage, look no further than the editorial pages of the Washington Post, where the editors uncorked a torrent of misinformation and vitriol aimed at those it believes responsible for Chipman’s defeat; the “the gun lobbyists who attacked the nominee, showing how morally off-kilter, yet enduringly powerful, the lobby remains.”

Sep 13 11:04

Chipman Defeat Isn’t the End

Just because Chipman’s not in the running for the ATF job doesn’t mean he’s done. Nor does it mean anyone should expect The White House to give up on its gun control agenda. It’s important to remember what the Biden administration has already put into motion, what they vowed to do, and what gun control is demanding. This is also the first year of the Biden administration. There are still more than three years before voters will have an opportunity to demand a president that respects gun rights.

Sep 13 09:42

Sheriff Calls 2A Sanctuaries Example Of “Hug-A-Thug” Mentality

The purpose of a Second Amendment Sanctuary is simple: to ensure that no unconstitutional gun control laws will be enforced against those within the “sanctuary,” whether it’s a town, county, or a state. It’s not about going soft on criminals, but ensuring that responsible gun owners aren’t turned into criminals by enforcing laws that violate their right to keep and bear arms.

Sep 13 09:35

Atlantic Writer Promotes Culture War on Gun Ownership

“American gun buyers are falling victim to bad risk analysis.” Here the writer exposed his belief that ordinary Americans are too stupid to take stock of their own circumstances and determine how to best defend themselves and their families.

Sep 10 07:49

No, Chipman’s Nomination Was Never A Good Idea

Chipman was never a good idea. Anyone with half a brain should have looked at his record and realized he was a bad candidate for the job, especially in a day and age when the position requires confirmation (which probably wasn’t the smartest move anyone could have made). -- Now, though, all of that is a moot point. Chipman will go back to disparaging gun owners to score cheap points and we’ll begin this process anew.

Sep 09 14:29

Boston Suburb Wants To Quarantine Gun Stores

Gun stores have become a big issue in the bedroom communities surrounding Boston over the past few months, and now one suburb is taking steps to restrict where firearm retailers can operate. Members of the Select Board in Brookline, Massachusetts are hoping to avoid a legal fight by not imposing a blanket ban on gun stores, as some activists have demanded. Instead, they’re proposing to quarantine gun stores away from the general population by confining their potential existence to a few blocks inside the city limits.

Sep 09 14:21

DC Project Applauds U.S. Senators Who Opposed Chipman’s Nomination

Chipman would have been a disaster for law-abiding firearm owners and the gun culture of our nation. More importantly, he would have had a detrimental impact on women’s ability to protect themselves and their families.

Sep 09 11:46

Home Invader Gets Himself Killed After Refusing To Leave House When Confronted By Armed Owner

A homeowner in South Carolina killed a suspicious stranger who refused to leave his premises after several warnings.

A man shot and killed by a homeowner after approaching their home Sunday night has been identified, according to the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office.

Daniel Matthew Pilgrim, 23, was killed after the shooting around 9:50 p.m. Sunday, according to the Coroner’s Office.

Sep 09 11:23

White House Loses & Will Withdraw Chipman ATF Nomination

In a major defeat for Joe Biden and the gun prohibition lobby, the Washington Post and other news agencies are reporting that the White House will withdraw the nomination of avowed gun control advocate David Chipman to head the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Sep 09 08:19

White House planning to withdraw ATF nominee

The White House is planning to withdraw David Chipman's nomination to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, according to three sources close to the process.

Chipman is currently a senior policy advisor to Giffords, a gun control group, and faced an uphill battle to Senate confirmation as President Joe Biden's point person on firearms regulation. Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) had previously told the Biden administration and Senate Democrats that he was not supportive of the nominee. Other moderate Democratic senators, including Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana, have also remained noncommittal on the pick.

Sep 08 06:34

Canada’s Trudeau Doubles Down On Gun Control

Your average Canadian is a whole lot more trusting of their government than I am, that’s for sure. Not everyone, mind you, but enough that there’s a chance Trudeau will continue his personal war against gun rights in the nation.

Sep 08 06:23

Michigan Men Try To Get Their Guns Back From Sheriff

Gun confiscation can come in many forms. It’s not necessarily going to be jackbooted thugs kicking in your door to take your guns away. It could be as simple as law enforcement finding more and more reasons to seize guns from law-abiding citizens, then refusing to give them back.

Sep 07 13:19

Defending Family, Friends, and Co-workers – Self Defense Gun Stories

You probably didn’t see these stories covered by the mainstream news media, but again last week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love.

Sep 07 10:33

Biden’s Actions in Afghanistan Affirm Commitment to Gun Control

As the Taliban celebrates the withdrawal of U.S. forces by parading their American-sourced tactical vehicles, aircraft, guns, and other weapons, reports have emerged that the Biden Administration has ordered federal agencies to delete online information respecting the cost of this military equipment and related spending in Afghanistan while proclaiming its support for more gun control.

Sep 07 09:25

A Flood of Gun Lies Are Coming & You Need to Aggressively Correct Them

We will soon be again inundated with another batch of these fabricated lies. They will be fancied up with scientific words and written by paid-off researchers, who live for these types of grants. The articles are then published in prestigious, but very biased, journals. -- The US media will repeat these lies until even many of us are no longer certain about the truth. Many in our extended families will become suspicious of us and our firearms and assume that we are dangerous to them.

Sep 06 07:05

Canada’s Conservative leader now says he will keep firearms ban

Amid days of pressure to clarify his party’s stance on gun control legislation in Canada, the leader of the country’s Conservative Party has pledged to maintain a 2020 ban on some firearms if elected later this month.

Speaking during a news conference in Vancouver on Sunday, Erin O’Toole said the Conservatives would keep in place a prohibition on some “assault-style” weapons that was imposed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government in March of last year.

Sep 06 06:50

Breaking — Justin Trudeau unveils radical new approach to gun grabbing…

Canadian elections September 20th — Conservatives have the momentum and Trudeau is panicked

Sep 06 05:38

Texas Really Pissed Liberals Off With This 2nd Amendment Bill

Texans are no longer required to obtain a state license in order to carry a concealed firearm in public, causing an increase in the number of people who choose to skip the training process, gun experts report.

The bill that cut back the requirements, H.B. 1927, known as the constitutional carry law, took effect Wednesday. One Texas Republican touted it as doing away with an “artificial barrier” to citizens' constitutional right to bear arms.

Before Sept. 1, Texas residents who purchased a gun and wished to carry it in a concealed manner were required to obtain a state license, even though they were legally permitted to carry a gun openly in public without a license.

“Through Aug. 31, if you wanted to carry a handgun in Texas, you had to get a background check, you had to get training in safety and laws, and you had to determine some proficiency,” announced Gyl Switzer, executive director for Texas Gun Sense.

Sep 01 13:34

CDC Director To Restart Gun Research Amid Spate Of Mass Shootings

For the first time in decades, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will restart research into the gun violence epidemic across the U.S. CDC researchers will be on a mission to collect enough data to enable the agency to create solutions to prevent gun-related deaths, accidental gun deaths, and/or suicides.

CDC director Rochelle Walensky spoke with CNN over the weekend and revealed her new plan to research guns and gun-related violence.

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Sep 01 04:59

Tucker: White House arming the Taliban as it disarms Americans

Aug 30 10:10

CDC to Spend Millions of Taxpayer Dollars on Gun ‘Health Threat’

President Biden’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is gearing up to spend millions of taxpayer dollars fighting the “serious public health threat” posed by gun violence.

CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky referenced gun crime in various cities and said, “Something has to be done about this. Now is the time — it’s pedal to the metal time,” CNN reported.

“The scope of the problem is just bigger than we’re even hearing about, and when your heart wrenches every day you turn on the news, you’re only hearing the tip of the iceberg. We haven’t spent the time, energy and frankly the resources to understand this problem because it’s been so divided,” she added.

Aug 25 08:24

"Puzzle Pieces All Laid Out" - How ATF Has Plan To Classify Semi-Automatic Rifles As "Machine Guns" 

What is Going on With Gun Control Right Now in 2021?

Just a general warning. The statements presented may start to sound like a conspiracy theory, but I promise you, dear reader, it is not.

There's been much talk at the range recently about the new proposed gun control by the Biden Administration. Many people are perplexed. We get a ton of questions, emails, and phone calls asking, "Will this affect me?", "What can I do?", "Why are they doing this?" among others.

I want to answer these questions as best as I can. We've been in the firearms industry here at TMGN since 2013 and have had a shop & range since 2015, so we've seen tons of changes from different administrations. There is a clear agenda here, and I'm reasonably sure most gun owners are going to be a little unhappy with the information I'm about to deliver.

Aug 25 08:23

Democratic Bill Would Ban 3D Printing Firearm Schematics

Sen. Ed Markey’s (D-Mass.) little-known 3D Printed Gun Safety Act (S. 2319) would criminalize sharing firearm schematics for 3D printers online.

3D printing describes a process that allows people to “print” 3D models for various items. These models range from small tools, art projects, and shapes up to functional firearms. Critics of the practice have called these 3D-printed firearms “ghost guns” because they lack serial numbers and are difficult for law enforcement to trace.

Despite their relative novelty, 3D-printed firearms have a rich legal history.

In 2018, Congress passed the Export Control Reform Act (ECRA), a foreign policy bill designed to restrict enemies’ access to U.S.-made munitions.

Aug 24 08:40

The Second Amendment Is About Rifles Not Racism

Below are my thoughts on academic work claiming that the Second Amendment is a relic of slavery. The reframing of the debate follows a familiar pattern in academia. Indeed, the same type of sweeping (and unchallenged) generalities was used recently to declare Olympic surfing a relic of American imperialism. The framing of such claims often precede any search for the facts. However, academics know that there is an eager and unquestioning audience for such publications. Conversely, those academics challenging such claims risk isolation and shunning in today’s intolerant environment. What is most striking about this latest claim is that it is directly and comprehensively contradicted by historical sources. Yet, there are relatively few academics who have publicly challenged the claims as media heralds the theory as a type of breakthrough publication. As discussed earlier, the theory is neither new nor well-founded.

Aug 24 06:41

Rare Breed Triggers Fires Back At ATF, Says "Will Not Comply"

Lawrence DeMonico, president of Rare Breed Triggers (RBT), brought everyone up to speed in a new video statement regarding the lawsuit filed by RBT against the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Department of Justice (DoJ), and Attorney General (AG). He addresses the ATF's attempted to redefine the term "machine gun" to apply it to RBT's FRT-15 semi-automatic trigger in contradiction to federal law (Gun Control Act and National Firearms Act).

On July 27, DeMonico said the ATF Tampa Field Division, accompanied by a government attorney, personally served him and his attorney with a cease and desist letter, informing him that his FRT-15 trigger had been classified as a "machine gun." The letter went on to say that RBT needs to halt all manufacturing and sales of the FRT-15 and discuss a strategy to address the triggers that have already been sold.

Aug 23 08:32

Biden Bans Importation of Russian Ammunition in Backhanded Swipe at Gun Owners

President Joe Biden’s State Department announced it would deny all importation permits for ammunition manufactured in Russia on Friday, with the department citing the alleged 2020 poisoning of Russian political dissident Aleksy Navalny.

The ammo ban serves as a de facto punishment for American gun owners for alleged corruption and misconduct on the part of the Russian government. Ammunition manufactured in Russia has consistently been the cheapest available since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in 2019, with brands such as Tula and Wolf offering steel-cased rounds in the .223 caliber at prices well below their western competitors. Steel-cased ammo is easier to manufacture than rounds cased in materials such as copper.

Aug 23 05:48

ATF Tried To Ban Guns By Changing Meaning Of 'Firearm'

Joined by Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, over two dozen Republican House members on the Second Amendment caucus issued a comment denouncing a new proposed rule by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that would outlaw homemade guns, develop a backdoor gun registry, and regulate gun parts with a background check.

The proposed rule, the “Definition of Frame or Receiver and Identification of Firearms” was presented in May and signed by Attorney General Merrick Garland. Public remarks on the rule closed Thursday.

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But $80 billion of weapons to the Taliban is okay!

Aug 21 05:30

ATF Now Labels FRT-15 A Machine Gun, Turning Law Abiding Citizens Into Criminals

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) decided that Florida company Rare Breed Trigger, LLC's special trigger is converting semi-automatic rifles into machine guns.

FRT-15 is a drop-in trigger for an AR-15 rifle and forces the trigger to be reset. The force reset dramatically speeds up the rate of fire of the rifle.

On July 26, the ATF sent a letter to Rare Breed stating the FRT-15 trigger has been classified as a machine gun under the National Firearms Act and that Rare Breed needs to cease all sales.

Aug 18 06:39

NRA's 'unabated' corruption justifies shutting it down, New York says

The National Rifle Association has failed to root out rampant internal corruption, even after a bankruptcy case designed to avoid that obligation was thrown out, New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a court filing seeking to dissolve the gun rights group.

In an amended complaint filed on Monday, James said the NRA’s concealment of questionable transactions, awarding perks to longtime Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre and other insiders, disregard of good governance, and evasion of accountability have “continued unabated” since she sued the nonprofit last August.

The amended complaint was filed after U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Harlin Hale in Dallas dismissed the NRA’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in May, calling it an improper effort to gain an “unfair litigation advantage” and avoid James’ oversight.

Aug 12 05:42

BREAKING: Trump Congratulates Missouri Gov For Pardoning McCloskeys, Who Defended Themselves From BLM With Guns

45th President Donald Trump issued a statement congratulating Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, for having the courage to pardon U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey and his wife. The McCloskeys gained national fame last year, when they used firearms to defend their home from a trespassing mob of Black Lives Matter protesters during the heat of the George Floyd-inspired riots that gripped America for much of 2020.

“Congratulations to Governor Mike Parson of Missouri for having the courage to give Mr. and Mrs. Mark McCloskey a full pardon,” wrote President Donald Trump earlier today. “They were defending their property and if they had not done what they did, their property would have been completely destroyed and they would have been badly beaten, or dead—great going Mike!” Parson pardoned the McCloskey family earlier this month, and the couple is now suing to regain rightful ownership of their confiscated firearms.

Aug 10 08:04

AR-15 owners may have to submit fingerprints, register guns and more under new House bill

Nine Democrat members of Congress, led by Florida’s Ted Deutch, introduced legislation (H.R.4953) Friday in the House of Representatives to amend the National Firearms Act to include “any semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine,” such as the popular AR-15.

The move would force owners to be put on a federal registry, submit fingerprints, photos, notify law enforcement officers and wait over nine months for approval, as well as pay a $200 tax, in accordance with National Firearms Act requirements.

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Aug 07 13:06

ABSURD : Push To Outlaw Hunting In Oregon Underway

How many times have you heard or had to say “the Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting!”? Well, the Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting, if you needed to get up to speed. Yes, the proliferation of game animals is a big part of our American heritage, but it wasn’t the deer the framers of the Bill of Rights were worried about protecting the people from. This is relevant because there have been more than one leftist progressive member of the anti-freedom caucus try to equate gun rights to our ability to hunt. There is also a push that would outlaw hunting in Oregon. What do some champions of gun rights have to say about hunting and the right to keep and bear arms?

Aug 06 13:42

At Home and in Your Car, by Day and by Night – More Self Defense Gun Stories

You probably didn’t see this news covered by the mainstream news media, but again last week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love.

Aug 05 11:03

Squad member Cori Bush, who was with BLM trespassers on gun-toting St.Louis couple's property, slams their pardon and says their 'day will come'

Progressive Democratic Rep. Cori Bush sent a threatening message to Mark and Patricia McCloskey on Wednesday after the Missouri couple was pardoned for charges stemming from waving their guns at Black Lives Matter protesters - including Bush herself.

'Mark McCloskey is an absolute liar. He has spat on my name and because of that, his day will come,' Bush said on CNN.

She then directed her ire at McCloskey and continued, 'You will not be successful in all that you're trying to do when you are hurting the very people that are out trying to save lives.'

Aug 05 05:54

Mexico Sues US Gun Makers For "Arming The Drug Cartels" In Unprecedented Federal Filing

"Guns don't kill people, the cartels do..." or so we thought. Perhaps we could add corrupt government and police officials do too, by facilitating or turning a blind eye to the soaring violence which has long made Mexico rank within the top 20 most dangerous countries in the world based on murder rate.

But apparently Mexico officials think it's in reality the US gun companies to blame for fueling the violence with their products. Bloomberg reports Wednesday, "Mexico filed a lawsuit in a U.S. court Wednesday against Smith & Wesson Brands Inc., Glock Inc., Sturm, Ruger & Co. and other major gun manufacturers, accusing them of contributing to gang violence south of the border."

The companies stand accused of wreaking havoc in Mexican society "by persistently supplying a torrent of guns to the drug cartels," according to the civil suit filed in a Massachusetts federal district court.

Aug 04 13:10

Mexico Launches $10-Billion Lawsuit Against U.S. Gun Makers

Taking a page from gun control activists, the Mexican government is now suing several U.S. gun companies in federal court in an attempt to pin the blame for cartel violence on American-made firearms. Smith & Wesson, Glock, Barrett Firearms, Colt, Sturm Ruger, and Beretta are all named in the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Boston on Wednesday, which alleges that the companies are making guns that they know will end up in the hands of drug cartel members south of the border. -- The Mexican president won’t declare war on the drug cartels, but instead he’s declaring war on U.S. firearms manufacturers. It would be nice if we had an administration that would push back, perhaps with sanctions on the country for failing to stop the cartels from exporting drugs to the United States, but with Biden in the White House its far more likely that the administration will end up rooting for the Mexican government to see success in our federal courts.

Aug 04 08:57

Why Biden’s New Eviction Moratorium Should Worry Gun Owners

I’d like to believe that if the administration was bold enough to try this scheme, the courts would quickly shut down their plans, but there’s no guarantee of that happening. And now that Biden himself has demonstrated that pandering to the Democratic base is more important than safeguarding the Constitution, I’d say the odds of his administration trying at some point to put his gun ban into effect without a vote in Congress just went up considerably.

Aug 04 06:43

Missouri governor pardons St. Louis couple Mark, Patricia McCloskey after guilty pleas in gun-waving incident

The St. Louis couple who was famously pictured wielding guns as Black Lives Matter demonstrators marched outside their property last year received a pardon from Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, his office announced Tuesday.

The pardons for Mark and Patricia McCloskey, two attorneys in their 60s, were granted July 30. In total, Parson, a Republican, granted 12 pardons and two commutations.

Aug 03 14:35

Bait And Switch Gun Storage Bill Introduced

Put this legislation on your radar. No, I don’t think it’ll go anywhere nor gain appreciable traction, but what’s important here are the tactics being employed to both usurp freedoms and remove protections for firearm manufactures. So-called safe storage laws won’t necessarily hold Constitutional muster.

Aug 03 13:45

At Home and in Public, by Day and by Night- More Self Defense Gun Stories

You probably didn’t see this news covered by the mainstream news media, but again last week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love.

Aug 03 11:34

Durbin Nixes Second Hearing For Chipman As Dems Circle The Wagons

It’s only remarkable if you think the Washington Post’s editorial board wants to inform readers about why Chipman has yet to get the backing of all 50 Democrats in the Senate. If, on the other hand, you believe the Post’s editorial board exists to advance the Democrats’ agenda, then the fact that paper is ignoring these allegations is completely unsurprising. -- Of course, if the media won’t accurately and honestly report on Chipman’s troubles as a nominee, just imagine what they’d be willing to ignore if Chipman is actually confirmed as permanent director of the ATF. That’s yet another reason why Chipman’s nomination should be rejected by the full Senate, though I suspect that argument has more resonance among those already committed to his defeat and not the handful of red state Democrats who are still publicly on the fence.

Aug 03 11:25

Washington Post Defense Of Chipman Reinforces Need To Defeat His Nomination

Give this to the editorial board of the Washington Post: They made it clear what they think of those who wish to exercise their Second Amendment rights when trying to salvage the nomination of David Chipman. But by doing so, they did Chipman – and themselves – no favors. If anything, they justify the opposition to his confirmation. -- Let’s make it clear, the Washington Post, in pushing this avowed enemy of the Second Amendment, has made their animus – one Chipman shares – towards Second Amendment supporters clear. We’re “gun obsessives” with a “toxic obsession with firearms” who also suffer from a “pervasive denial of reality.”

Aug 03 07:25

Gabby Giffords Marks 10th Anniversary of Return to Congress, Pushes Gun Control that Did Not Stop Her Attacker

Gabby Giffords on Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of her return to Congress by pushing gun control that did not stop her attacker from acquiring the firearm he used to almost take her life.

Giffords was shot in Tucson, Arizona, on January 8, 2011. She returned to Congress on August 1 of that same year.

On March 4, 2015, Breitbart News pointed out that Gifffords’ attacker passed a background check to acquire the gun he used in the heinous act. The Christian Science Monitor noted the attacker bought the gun at a Tucson gun store and the manager of the store made clear the background check did not turn up any red flags.

Yet Giffords and her husband, Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), have spent the years since her attack pushing background checks.

Aug 02 15:18

How Gun Control Swung Ohio Red

While guns were clearly not the only issue, it was a key one. Again, folks in Ohio love their firearms. It’s part of why now-Governor Mike DeWine can’t get his relatively tame gun control proposal to go anywhere. Even as little as DeWine’s bill seeks to accomplish, it’s still more than Ohio lawmakers care to bother with. -- And I believe we’re going to find that more and more states will be right behind Ohio. There’s only so much pandering to the furthest reaches of the left you can do before the rest of the country just says, “Screw it!” and turns on you, especially when it comes to a basic civil liberty.

Aug 02 13:25

Left-Leaning Think Tank Wants Feds To End Campus Carry

The proposal to change the Clery Act is predicated on the idea that more guns equal more crime. I’m curious whether the Center for American Progress would acknowledge it was wrong if we found no statistical difference. I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t, though. -- After all, gun control never fails in its mind. More than that, though, gun rights are always wrong as well. With that foundation, it’s kind of hard to acknowledge everything you believe about guns is wrong.

Aug 02 06:24

America's running out of bullets: Nation faces ammunition shortage as gun sales continue to soar

The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with record sales of firearms, has fueled a shortage of ammunition in the United States that's impacting law enforcement agencies, people seeking personal protection, recreational shooters and hunters - and could deny new gun owners the practice they need to handle their weapons safely.

Manufacturers say they're producing as much ammunition as they can, but many gun store shelves are empty and prices keep rising.

Ammunition imports are way up, but at least one US manufacturer is exporting ammo.

Aug 02 05:02

Mitch McConnell Calls for President Biden to Withdraw David Chipman Nomination

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) asked President Joe Biden to withdraw David Chipman’s nomination to head the ATF on Thursday.

McConnell pointed to a story by Stephen Gutowski, which highlighted multiple allegations that Chipman used spoke of black ATF agents in derogatory ways when he with the ATF’s Detroit office.

Former ATF Special Agent David Chipman delivers remarks during a press conference February 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence held a news conference to call on Congress to act on US President Barack Obama's plan to reduce gun violence, including background checks for all gun sales and an assault weapons ban. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images)
David Chipman delivers remarks during a press conference (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Aug 01 03:48

The ACLU Should Stop Pretending To Care About Civil Rights

The ACLU has long ignored the Second Amendment. Some have argued that since there are groups defending our Second Amendment rights, the ACLU was justified in focusing on our other rights. -- I don’t buy it, but fine. -- Gone are the days when the ACLU stood for people’s rights, even those who they despised and who returned that opinion in kind. Now, they’re just a rubber stamp on whatever progressive activists want anymore.

Jul 31 12:23

Ammunition shelves bare as gun sales continue to soar…

The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with record sales of firearms, has fueled a shortage of ammunition in the United States that’s impacting law enforcement agencies, people seeking personal protection, recreational shooters and hunters — and could deny new gun owners the practice they need to handle their weapons safely. -- Manufacturers say they’re producing as much ammunition as they can, but many gun store shelves are empty and prices keep rising. Ammunition imports are way up, but at least one U.S. manufacturer is exporting ammo. All while the pandemic, social unrest and a rise in violent crime have prompted millions to buy guns for protection or to take up shooting for sport.

Jul 31 12:16

Gun Control Activists Downplay Gun Control As Solution To Crime

For a movement that views banning firearms as the fundamental lynchpin of its ideology, gun control groups don’t seem to want to talk about it that much these days. Oh sure, Joe Biden can go off script and declare that he wants to ban 9 mm pistols, but have you noticed that gun control activists would rather talk about something else much of the time?

Jul 30 06:04

Is ABC News Getting The Picture On Gun Control?

It also happens to be true. Pretty much all of it. Gang members and other types of criminals are behind much of the violent crime problem and gun control isn’t going to impact them since they don’t buy guns through the legal gun market. -- I’m happy to see a news agency present this. -- However, I don’t expect it to hold out. Still, it’ll be nice while it lasts.

Jul 29 15:43

Is The Second Amendment Racist? Some “Thinkers” Tell Us It Is

This new attack against the Second Amendment is predicated on the inane theory that the right of the people to keep and bear arms was created by Racist white men to keep oppressed black men enslaved. This idea is of a piece with everything else that Neo-Marxists fault America for: the entirety of our Nation’s history, heritage, and culture that they seek to tear down, to pave the way for the shell of what it remains of a once-proud, powerful, and wealthy and healthy, and exuberant independent, sovereign Nation and a free, sovereign people, to be merged into a transformative, transnationalist, Neo-Marxist, Globalist political, economic, social, and cultural governmental scheme, reducing the citizenry as a whole to a sad existence of poverty, misery, and, curiously enough, slavery, too.

Jul 29 12:36

Biden Has Grand Plan For Your Guns

Basically, if Biden has his way, we’re going to be relegated to hunting rifles, shotguns, and revolvers. That’s about it, and while it’s better than nothing, that still interferes with our Second Amendment rights to an insane degree.

Jul 29 10:34

New Poll Shows Californians Souring On Gun Control

California has the most restrictive gun control laws in the country, but those laws don’t matter much for criminals. The state is in the midst of a surge in violent crime, and news stories regularly feature criminals who were prohibited by law from possessing a firearm yet managed to do so despite the state’s universal background check law, ten-day waiting period, and even a program that’s designed to specifically take guns from known prohibited persons. -- According to a new Los Angeles Times/UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll, the current crime wave appears to be having an impact on Californians’ views on gun control, as support for the state’s gun laws is slipping.

Jul 29 09:10

More Trouble For Chipman As ATF Agents Confirm Complaint About Racial Bias

Chipman never should have been nominated in the first place, but the Biden administration knew that with a bitterly divided Congress and razor-thin Democratic majorities in both chambers the executive branch was going to have to take the lead on guns, and the gun control lobby view Biden’s presidency as a golden opportunity to place one of their own at the top of the food chain in the agency overseeing the firearms industry and enforcing federal gun laws.

Jul 29 07:18

Biden ATF Nominee 'Frustrated' That Gun Owners Have Freedom of Speech

Democrat Joe Biden's nominee to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has a long history of anti-Second Amendment activism.

In 2019, Biden's ATF pick David Chipman appeared on British news network BBC to attack President Donald Trump and law-abiding American gun owners.

Speaking on national television, Chipman complained that it is "frustrating" the U.S. government cannot violate people’s right to bear arms if they use “hate speech” on the internet.

"The frustration is in the United States the freedom of speech and to say things is largely cannot be regulated,” Chipman said on BBC.

"…We have to do more to monitor hate speech on the internet," he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now talking about the 2nd Amendment is hate speech?

Jul 29 04:52

Remington Reaches Historic $33 Million Settlement With Families Of Sandy Hook Victims

Remington and the families of nine victims from the Sandy Hook school massacre, the second-deadliest school shooting in US history, have reached a settlement that was years in the making: the gun-maker and manufacturer of the Bushmaster AR-15 used by shooter Adam Lanza will pay a total of $33MM. Divided up among the families, that comes to $3.66MM each (before the lawyer's cut). The families insist the money is no substitute for the brutal killing of their loved one.

According to Reuters, the settlement must still be approved by the Alabama judge overseeing the Remington bankruptcy case. The plaintiffs allege that Remington's marketing contributed to the shooting. In a February court filing, the plaintiff's legal team argued that the value of their claims could exceed $1 billion, including punitive damage - a pretty obvious negotiating tactic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, victims of gun crimes can sue the gun manufacturers. So why can't victims of vaccine adverse events sue the vaccine makers?

Jul 28 12:46

New San Jose Gun Law Punishes Law Abiding, Not Criminals

San Jose’s “innovative” gun control law won’t actually do much of anything to combat the growing crime in the city. After all, the bad guys won’t be paying any fees or getting insurance.

Jul 28 04:03

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Suspends Concealed Weapons Permits For 22 Capitol Protesters

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried (D) on Tuesday announced she was suspending the concealed weapons permits of 22 Floridians charged in connection with the Jan 6 Capitol protest.

"I just suspended the concealed weapons permits of 22 people involved in the insurrection against the United States of America instigated by Donald Trump on January 6, 2021," Fried announced on Twitter.

Jul 28 02:16

ATF Wants To Create 40 Million New Felons Overnight

See, the thing you have to remember is that gun owners are law-abiding citizens…up until you push them too far. Everyone has a line in the sand, and when it comes to the gun crowd, that line may well be right here and now. -- Should the ATF decide to change the rules yet again, don’t be surprised if a lot of people simply decide not to comply Sometimes, the only difference between an honest man and an outlaw is how much pushing they can take.

Jul 27 14:26

Before Booting Biden, Look Over Horizon at Harris

Bottom line is Harris would be bad news, and not just for gun owners and the Second Amendment. -- Her tactic of answering questions she doesn’t want to answer by first being sarcastic and then breaking out into cackling laughter is wearing thin. That doesn’t mean she won’t continue doing it. -- Democrats have wanted to be the first party to put a woman in the White House. They missed the mark with Hillary Rodham Clinton, but they might score with Harris.

Jul 27 13:46

New Approach To Gun Control: It’s A National Security Issue

The truth is, so-called gun violence is actually a complex issue and gun control is a simplistic solution. That almost never works out the way people think it will. -- Especially when we know that law-abiding citizens with firearms can stop all kinds of horrible things from happening. From actual mass shootings–I’m really sick of people using Gun Violence Archive numbers so uncritically–to more pedestrian forms for violent crime. It’s gun ownership that’s key to national security, not stripping law-abiding citizens of their Second Amendment rights.

Jul 27 12:26

ACLU says Second Amendment is racist

According to the ACLU, “anti-Blackness” led to the Second Amendment’s inclusion in the Bill of Rights, and has led to the “unequal and racist application of gun laws.”

On the At Liberty podcast on July 16, Anderson said African Americans are viewed as a “threat” whether they’re armed or unarmed due to “anti-blackness.”

Jul 27 11:37

Seattle Democrats Ignore Gun Control Failures As Crime Rates Rise

Washington State residents are less safe now than they were before they approved that gun control package. Americans should learn from Washington’s example; restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms may offer the illusion of safety, particularly to those who don’t own any firearms, but their real impact is felt by responsible gun owners and not the violent criminals who are the supposed target.

Jul 27 10:15

ABC News Accidentally Gets It Right In Defining “Gun Problem”

Meanwhile, many believe the answer is to restrict access to firearms for those of us who have done nothing wrong. The killers are getting these guns in the most gun-controlled city in the nation, but restricting our access to guns will somehow make everything all better.

It’s demented.

Jul 26 13:18

Top White House Aide Says They Are Coming For More Guns

Jul 26 12:57

High School Student Calls For Gun Safety Education In Schools

Right now, most Americans don’t have any firearm training. Some who served got it in the military. Others learned from their parents, but most got nothing. Meanwhile, a lot of those people are going to buy guns and some have a reason to be concerned about the lack of training. Yet rather than require it before someone can exercise their right to keep and bear arms, wouldn’t it make more sense to just make sure everyone learns it in school? -- It would also demystify guns, an act that will save a lot of lives all on its own.
Webmaster Addition: When I was a kid, gun safety was taught in school and schools encouraged gun clubs!

Jul 26 11:52

Biden Official: Gun Access Prevents Stopping Domestic Terrorism

Domestic terrorism is the big boogieman these days, according to the party in power. Of course, it wasn’t last summer when “activists” burned down pretty much every major city they could get their hands on, but it’s different when it’s their people doing things, right?

Jul 26 11:47

Teen Robber Shot By Chicago Gun Owner

With leadership like Lightfoot at the helm, no wonder more Chicagoans are embracing their right to carry, even with the lengthy delays imposed by the failure of the Illinois State Police to process Firearm Owner ID cards and concealed carry applications in a timely manner. In fact, if Lightfoot really wants to ensure the safety of the public, she should direct some of that $1.8-billion in forthcoming federal funds to grants that would help pay for concealed carry courses and licensing fees for Chicago residents. It’s clear that Lori Lightfoot can’t keep Chicagoans safe. The least she could do would be to make it a little easier for folks to protect themselves, just like the armed citizen in the Douglas neighborhood did during yet another violent weekend in the Windy City.

Jul 26 11:17

The NRA-ILA on Exactly How Anti-Gun Research Works

The objective world mistrusts most gun policy research because it’s clear the objective is to produce an anti-gun outcome rather than an honest analysis. Politicians and professional activists claim the mantle of evidence but will ignore any findings that threaten their anti-gun agenda.

Jul 26 07:51

We Are Now Looking at 1,000 Shootings Per Week

When I pointed out recently that the Democrats are going to release the hounds to hunt down right-wingers and put them in torture camps, a reader claimed that I am schizophrenic, and his evidence was that I was “wrong” about the blacks going nuts this summer.

While it is true that we are not seeing Black Lives Matter riots, something which I did expect, it is also true that black crime is now at the highest rates in living memory.

We now have nearly 1,000 shootings per week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Defund the police -> more crime -> blame the guns -> disarm the law abiding Americans!

Jul 26 05:46

DAVID CHIPMAN, BIDEN’S ATF NOMINEE, LABELS AMERICAN GUN OWNERS AS "TIGER KINGS" PREPARING FOR A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE.

We aren’t so much concerned about the undead zombies.. It’s a different kind of zombie we’re worried about

Jul 25 23:18

Writer Gets First-Hand Look At “Success” Of New York Gun Control

We live in a nation with 100-million gun owners, more than 400-million firearms, and the right to keep and bear them. The vast majority of firearms and gun owners will never be involved in a violent crime, despite the ubiquitousness of both. It’s not the gun that’s the problem. It’s the guy eager to jack up a family at a gas pump that we should be focused on.

Jul 25 06:28

Lightfoot Says Chicago ‘Can't Arrest Our Way' Out of Surge in Gun Violence

While Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says more federal cooperation will be required to tackle the problem of gun violence in the city, she also emphasized that other investments will be key, saying that the city “can’t arrest its way” out of the issue.

Lightfoot, speaking during a press availability on Thursday afternoon, said that city officials are exploring different ways to invest in communities, and said that Chicago will focus on the city’s West Side, which has been ravaged by gun violence.

“It’s obvious: we cannot arrest our way out of this problem,” she said. “Fundamentally, if you look at the West Side and you look at the problems, the opioid addiction that is really harming so many individuals, families and communities, the investments we have to make in human capital and the investments we have to make in infrastructure, those are why I spend so much time on the West Side.”

Jul 23 04:11

Czech Republic Enshrines Its Own Second Amendment Into Law

The Czech Republic, makers of what many consider the greatest firearms in the world, has enshrined its own Second Amendment into law in defiance of the gun grabbers running the European Union.

Jul 22 13:18

CHIPMAN UPDATE: Articles of Impeachment Have Been Prefiled!

Jul 22 12:13

Biden says he’s ‘pushing to eliminate’ some handguns

President Joe Biden said Wednesday during a CNN town hall that he is “continuing to push to eliminate” 9mm handguns, in addition to rifles, that are able to fire multiple rounds.

“I’m the only guy that ever got — passed legislation when I was a senator to make sure we eliminated assault weapons,” the president said. “The idea you need a weapon that can have the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon, whether it’s a, whether it’s a 9mm pistol or whether it’s a rifle, is ridiculous.”

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Jul 22 06:10

Biden’s ATF Nominee Labels US Gun Owners “Tiger Kings” Preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse Who Need to Hide Their Guns Behind their Jerky (VIDEO)

Joe Biden nominated anti-gun, anti-constitution nutbag David Chipman as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

In a recent interview David Chipman labeled gun-owners “Tiger Kings” who need to hide their guns behind their “tuna and beef jerky” in their cabinets. Then he added they only need to bring out their guns if the zombies start to appear.

Jul 22 05:06

Moment victim pulls a gun on his would-be attackers and shoots them in the legs during brazen Los Angeles robbery

The moment a victim shot his two would-be attackers in the legs during a brazen Los Angeles robbery on Monday was caught on surveillance video.

The video shows the male victim standing with two women while holding a shopping bag near Melrose Avenue and Vista Street when a Dodge Avenger reversed toward them and the two robbers jumped out of the car around 7:10 p.m. on Monday.

One of the assailants then pulls out a handgun and points it at the man while the two women flee, the shocking video shows.

Jul 21 13:53

WATCH: Biden’s Nominee To Head ATF Mocks Gun Owners As ‘Crazy Zombie Apocalypse Preppers’

The most anti-gun Democrat party in history, allied with the most anti-gun administration in history, is no longer trying to conceal the ball. They are essentially saying to gun owners, “We’re coming for you.”

That’s why no one should be surprised when the GOP released a video of the current nominee for Director of the ATF, David Chipman, criticizing gun owners as crazed Zombie apocalypse preppers. Sure, I’m indignant, furious, and frustrated. But it doesn’t surprise me.

He urges gun owners to secure and lock their weapon and “hide it behind the tuna cans and beef jerky you have stored in the cabinet, and only bring it out if the zombies start to appear.”

Jul 21 08:14

Former police chief: Cuban citizens’ fight for freedom shows why we must protect the Second Amendment

The current situation in Cuba, where tens of thousands have been protesting against that country’s oppressive, communist government, provides a cautionary tale as to why the rights guaranteed to United States citizens under the Second Amendment is such an important right.

Cuba, which has rigorous gun control laws, is able to keep their knee on the throat of its citizens simply because they have no concern about the Cuban citizens’ ability to defend themselves.

In our country, we have the protection of the Second Amendment which was actually enumerated in the Bill of Rights as a means to guarantee all the other rights outlined in that group of 10 Constitutional amendments such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to be free from illegal searches and seizures, and so on.

Jul 20 11:13

Crime Research Update: It’s [Still] Not the Guns

An increase in criminal behavior just so happens to coincide with an increase in certain types of crime. Next, they’ll tell us that background checks don’t impact crime. -- That’s right – both criminals and from Wintemute and Webster, whose previous research determined that California’s universal background check law had no effect on homicide rates, have already proved this. -- It’s what we’ve been saying all along.

Jul 20 04:29

Will The Biden Regime Call Second Amendment Activism Misinformation?

Think about how CDC has suppressed information about the use of firearms for self-defense in the past. Or remember how Arthur Kellerman claimed that a firearm was 43 times more likely to be used to kill you than to be used for self-defense? Right now, if Murthy calls efforts to point out Kellerman’s BS “misinformation,” you can bet that Silicon Valley will be censoring in moments.

Jul 20 03:40

Gun Sales Drop Significantly in June of 2021 (Explained)

The primary stated premise of the push for more restrictions on gun ownership and gun carry is “more guns, more crime”.  As that premise is proving false, the backup premise is “more guns more suicide”. -- That premise is also proving false. More guns do not create more violent crimes or more suicides. If they do, the numbers are too small to measure. -- The fact of record gun sales, record numbers of new gun owners, and millions of carry permits tells us very large numbers of Americans believe the utility of guns outweigh the risks, especially in uncertain times.

Jul 19 09:08

Gunmaker Halt Of "Block 19" Sales 

We noted days ago how Danish toymaker The Lego Group sent a cease and desist letter to a US gunmaker for selling a Glock handgun kit that resembled Lego blocks. It was also noted that "once the 3D-printing community" develops computer-aided design kits for Lego guns that anyone can print at home, then "there's no way to stop it."

While Utah-based Culper Precision's "Block 19" Lego handgun has been pulled off shelves, we predicted that the 3D-printing community would begin printing their own Lego guns.

Come to find out Saturday, that's precisely what Redditor "chairmanjuan" on "r/guns" has done.

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