Maybe things are even better than we thought: Total US Firearms: Not 300 Million, but 412-660 Million? – “We believe that the correct number is much higher — somewhere between 412 and 660 million. You may wonder how we came to that number, so buckle up (and cringe, if you’re a math-phobe, although it never gets too theoretical): unlike most of the academics and reporters we linked above, we’re going to use publicly available data, and show our work. What if we told you that one ATF computer system logged, by serial number, 252,000,000 unique firearms, and represented only those firearms manufactured, imported or sold by a relatively small number of the nation’s tens of thousands of Federal Firearms Licensees?”
Unintended consequences of dim bulb legislation: Illinois Ammo Serialization Bill Would Affect Gun Owners, Anti-Gunners Alike – “Illinois residents in favor of the serialized ammo bill currently being pushed, take note: Even if you don’t own a gun, the half-cent-per-round tax will likely hit you in the pocketbook. “Authored by state Rep. Sonya Harper, ostensibly to trace ammunition used by gang members, the measure would require all ammunition sold in Illinois to be imprinted with a serial number, with the proceeds from the tax financing a new tracking database.” Those increased costs will be passed on to law enforcement agencies, too.
Winchester unveils winchestertv.com, debuting October 26: When you think of Winchester, your mind doesn’t generally go to big city living in hustling and bustling towns with infinite stoplights … it goes to small-town America, where a firearm is more than just a tool and ammunition is more than just bullets in brass casings. Winchester is a way of life, a life that has the stories to back it, and a bright future ahead. A life to be proud of, built on heritage, family traditions and some of the most innovative products ever introduced for hunters and sportsmen around the world. Winchester Life, the first all-digital series in the brand’s history, highlights this way of life and the hardworking men and women that live it every day. The hosts will take a back seat to the beauty of small town America and locations where hunting and shooting sports are treasured pastimes.
Kim Kardashian Tells Khloe Not to Make Gun Gesture in Eerie Pre-Robbery Clip: ‘I Really Hate Guns’ – “Kim Kardashian expressed her dislike for guns during the Keeping Up With the Kardashians season 12 midseason premiere on Sunday, October 23, which was taped weeks before she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris on October 3. In the episode, Kim is talking to her mom, Kris Jenner, and sister Khloé Kardashian about Kanye West’s “Famous” music video when Khloé jokingly makes a gun gesture at Kim with her hand.” Queue the world’s smallest violin.
Watch 2 Chainz Poorly Handle Incredibly Expensive Guns – “2 Chainz searching across the country for the “Most Expensivest Shit” around has quickly become one of the most reliably entertaining web series around. For the latest episode of the GQ series, the rapper takes on the wide world of weaponry by toying with some of the most pricey guns on the market.” Yeah, well he’s hardly alone. Most gun retailers can tell you stories that will make your hair curl.
The value of gun-toting film stars – “But gun-toting may bring actors more than just moral satisfaction. The number of different guns an actor has handled in films is strongly correlated with Ulmer scores, which measure an actor’s bankability—or ability to draw financing—on a scale from 0 to 300. This trend holds even when controlling for the total number of acting credits. Denzel Washington seems to hold a different gun in each movie in which he stars.”
Strike Industries is proud to introduce our improved 7-position (That’s right not 6 position but 7) Aluminum receiver extension MIL-SPEC diameter buffer tube. It will allow users to have finer control of their length of pull. If you have ever felt that your length of pull was in between two settings on a standard buffer tube, this is for you! The tube’s shortest length of pull position is as compact as a fully collapsed M4 carbine butt stock while its longest 7th position stretches the stock to be slightly longer than that of an M16A2 fixed stock.