UK Judge Sentences Teen to 3 Years in Jail for Homemade Shotgun [Not Shown]

“A deadly DIY shotgun was harboured for years by a teenager who says he was given it to ‘look after’ when he was just 14-years-old,” manchestereveningnews.co.uk reports. “The 12-bore metal weapon was put together by an amateur gunsmith – but is powerful enough to kill.” Kill, I tell you, kill! Only 19-year-old Conor Tipler didn’t kill anyone with the homemade gun. Didn’t point it at anyone either. But that didn’t stop Manchester’s most senior judge, Judge David Stockdale QC, from locking-up young master Tipler for three – count them three years. If you think that’s bad . . .

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OMG! A Gun Range! Near Wichita! OMG!

TTAG reader AO writes:

Welp, it was standing room only and the dissenters were pulling stuff out of their ears. HIGHLY EMOTIONAL and PERSONALLY CHARGED. All objecting comments from the public were caveated by, “I am a supporter of the 2nd amendment but….” “I like to shoot guns but….” One man suggested 115 people per year who left the range with 15 leftover bullets would discharge them in the first creek around the corner they could find. One current El Dorado LEO publicly lambasted the idea for five minutes and another retired Sheriff stood up and said that even his own men couldn’t handle a firearm correctly, not to mention the droves who would visit the gun club . . .

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NRA-ILA: New York Times Mischaracterizes New FBI Report

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Republished with permission from the NRA-ILA:

Things have sure changed at the New York Times. In 1863, the newspaper used a Gatling gun to scare off a mob of draft protestors. Today, it can’t resist the temptation to put an anti-gun spin on things any chance it gets. This week, the Times ran an article titled “FBI Confirms a Sharp Rise in Mass Shootings Since 2000,” which claimed that a report recently released by the FBI found that “Mass shootings have risen dramatically in the past half-dozen years.” Say what? Come again? . . .

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Cody Wilson’s October Surprise Revealed: Sub-$1000 “Ghost Gun Engine”

Defense Distributed MD Cody Wilson sent us an email this AM, with a link to the above video. Most of you know Mr. Wilson as the man who launched the 3D-printed Liberator single-shot plastic pistol onto the world. That he is. But Cody’s also a bit of a polemicist; a man who spits out out obscure literary references like some NASCAR fans expectorate used chewing tobacco. Anyway, his latest screed [after the jump] is more of a political statement than a product description. So what we have here is a machine that turns 80 percent modern sporting rifle lowers into finished receivers – at the touch of a button. It’s perfectly legal and less than a grand. The result is an unregistered gun that you can’t sell, trade or give away. But it’s “off-the-books.” Expect pearl-clutching and political blowback STAT. As planned . . .

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Cops Arrest NJ Homeowner For Downing Neighbor’s Drone

“According to investigators, officers with the Lower Township [NJ] Police Department were called to a home in the 1000 block of Seashore Road on September 26th to investigate the report by a resident that his remote control helicopter (drone) was shot down,” philadelphia.cbs.com reports. “Investigators say the resident was taking aerial photographs of his friend’s home, which is under construction.” And then . . .

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BREAKING: Court Strikes Down Chicago’s De Facto Ban on Firing Ranges

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It used to be the case that Chicago banned all firing ranges within city limits. The city’s powers that be detest everything related to firearms, and saw every encumbrance they could place in the path of someone wanting to exercise their Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms as a good thing. A court took issue with that, though, and ruled that the second amendment protected gun ranges as well as gun owners. Chicago quickly came up with a new law that allowed gun ranges — but banned them from 90% of the city for “public safety” reasons. Yesterday, another court ruling further smacked down Chicago’s attempt to infringe on the rights of its citizens by striking that down as well . . .

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So You Think We Don’t Have a National Gun Registry…

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A former police officer who prefers to remain anonymous writes:

For those readers of this site who believe a firearms registry already exists, this won’t be a surprise. For those who have doubts, maybe this will show otherwise. I had a long career in law enforcement, working some interesting cases. One case in particular opened my eyes as to how all inclusive the NICS system is, and how long the non records are recorded for record keeping sake. The case involved tracking a bad guy before, during and after his deed . . .
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Question of the Day: Does Gun Control Work?

Rodrigo Guerrero talks to the Cali cops (courtesy npr.org)

According to npr.org‘s A Doctor Turned Mayor Solves A Murder Mystery In Colombia, Dr. Rodrigo Guerrero came up with a successful prescription for “gun violence.” “With the army’s OK, he implemented a ban on carrying weapons on weekends and holidays. Stop-and-frisk checkpoints, which would become so unpopular two decades later in New York City, confiscated weapons from the most dangerous parts of the city. The measures worked. Murders dropped from 2,239 in 1994 to 1,695 in 1998 — a 30 percent decline. A decade later, Cali’s murder rate per 100,000 people had been cut in half. Meanwhile . . .

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Mike McDaniel: Metaphors Of Sports and Liberty

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When Fall Friday nights come around, I feel sympathy for the high school football teams that lose by enormous margins. As I wrote in “High School Football as-Bullying?” size, strength and ability matter. When an opposing high school football team gets off the bus looking like an NFL starting lineup, and the home team’s biggest player is 6’2” and 200 pounds, the only question is how big the final score is going to be and will the home team score a single point? . . .

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DC Carry Permits: Get Ready to Apply (and to Appeal)

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By Matthew J. Bergstrom

This week the right to keep and bear arms advanced two steps and took one step back in Washington, DC. It’s part of what will be a long and winding process to comply with a court order forcing the District of Columbia to lift its 40 year ban on any carrying of firearms outside the home. On September 23, 2014, the DC Council begrudgingly, yet unanimously, voted for a bill allowing the concealed carry of firearms in the District by residents and nonresidents alike. Given a choice, Council members said they’d prefer banning firearms completely . . .

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“I officially declare my business, The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range, a Muslim Free Zone”

Gun range owner Jan Morgan (courtesy Facebook.com)

I just got off the phone with gun range owner Jan Morgan [above]. She reckons this move – banning Muslims from The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range – will lose her her business. “It will cost me everything I have to fight for this.” Fight for what, against whom? “For the safety and security of my patrons against The Department of Justice, EEOC or someone who’ll file a lawsuit against me.” Here’s Ms. Morgan’s official statement:

I officially declare my business, The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range, a MUSLIM FREE ZONE . . .

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