News report aside, this appears to be a rare sighting of an AR pistol used in a crime: Police: Man Who Fired At Officers With Altered AR-15 Arrested At End Of Pursuit – “An officer flagged down by a person who said a white van was involved in a shooting led officers on a relatively brief pursuit, which ended near Van Buren Boulevard at Indiana Avenue in Riverside, Corona police said. The man shot at officers up to 30 times with an AR-15 rifle altered like a pistol with a shortened barrel and stock from a 30-round magazine, Riverside police said.”
Firearm background check liars escape charges – “As the number of people requesting background checks to buy firearms is at an all-time high, the number of people charged with lying on the form has significantly dropped in the past dozen years, according to a review by the Department of Justice. Federal prosecutors nationwide, between 2004 and 2015, charged an average of 32 people a year with knowing they were forbidden from owning a gun but still trying to sneak past a background check, according to a report by the Office of Inspector General released Sept. 28. That compares with 166 people charged in 2003, when the drop began.” It’s almost as if all the push for new background check and gun control laws isn’t really about law enforcement at all.
Mayor Fuglycool will be at the Texas Firearms Festival:
Imagine that: Demand for guns rising in New York – “Across New York, thousands of residents are getting pistol permits, with the applications rising rapidly statewide. Experts list rising fear of crime, with a Pew Research study saying half of gun owners cite self-protection as the reason for purchasing a weapon. There is also widespread concern about the results of this year’s presidential election affecting gun ownership.” Note that the photo above from the wbfo.org story shows a wall of guns, most of which are no longer legal in the Empire State. Good times.
Maine’s sheriffs against Bloomberg-funded gun control initiatives:
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What are you doing Friday?: “With hunters spending more time afield than ever before – at close to 25 days in 2015 – Gander Mountain, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing outdoor specialty retailer, kicks off the season with safety seminars and a new ‘Camo Friday’ program. Each Friday through October 28, customers who show their ‘camo pride’ by wearing camouflage into any Gander Mountain will receive 10% off all camo products, including firearms. Additionally, to help hunters get ready, starting on October 1 Gander Mountain will be offering thousands of hours of free seminars, just in time for hunting season. Safety seminars will be held on Saturdays and Sundays, every weekend at all Gander Mountain stores across the country. Designed to be most helpful for beginners, classes will include subjects such as ‘Hunter Safety’ and ‘Gun Cleaning Safety.’ Anyone who attends a class will receive a coupon for $20 off a purchase of $100 or more.”
Know where to shop…and where not to: Texas Phone App Shows ‘Second Amendment Unfriendly’ Businesses Near You – “Gun advocates and licensed to carry holders can search for and add businesses to the interactive website or use the iPhone and Android apps for free. The founder of the website, Russell Jones told Breitbart Texas, ‘This is not a for-profit venture. We are in it to help the community because it’s important to know both who supports the Second Amendment and who allows us to protect ourselves and our families.’ The Texas3006.com website has almost 11,000 registered users and 9,200 updated entries.”
Marketing: Colorado roofing company offering guns as incentive to attract new employees – “Get a job, get a gun — that’s the promise of a roofing company in Colorado. The owner of Weatherproof Roofing hopes the incentive of free firepower will attract potential employees. The prize is an AR-15, which can cost $600 to thousands of dollars, according to KDVR. ‘We have four sales positions that we’ve got to get filled ASAP,’ Weatherproof Roofing owner James Webb said. Webb said he’s in the middle of his busy season. After his ‘Get a Roof, Get a Gun’ campaign over the summer, sales have been through the roof.”