Student Armed with Crossbow, Knife Murders Teacher in Barcelona

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The BBC is reporting that an student armed with a knife and a makeshift crossbow has murdered a teacher in Barcelona, Spain. "The suspect, reportedly a 13-year-old boy, has been arrested but may not face...

National Constitution Center App Offers look at History of Bill of Rights

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The Comparative Constitutions Project and National Constitution Center, have produced a slick little app that allows users to explore the language in the Bill of Rights, comparing the text from original source documents and...

Real Power And Choice

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Recently, Dan asked an interesting and important question: Is self-defense a human invention or is it God-given? If there is no right to self-defense, there is surely no right to the implements necessary to exercise...

SHOT Show: Pietta Single Action Revolvers

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnAVNG9mvHY F.A.P. di Pietta or F.LLI Pietta, commonly just referred to as Pietta and sold in the U.S. under the Pietta and other brand names, is best known for post-Civil War and "Wild West" era Single Action...

132-Year-Old Rifle Found in Nevada Desert

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A recent find in the Nevada desert has left archeologists scratching their heads. Eva Jensen, a Program Manager with the National Park Service, recently found an old Winchester Model 1873 Rifle in Great Basin National...

A Partnership for the Ages: John Moses Browning and Fabrique Nationale d’Herstal

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Mention the name “John Moses Browning” to knowledgeable American gun owners and their usual reaction is profound respect and great appreciation. This is for good reason: though he died almost 90 years ago, John...

Question of the Day: FIVE 9mm Handguns?

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http://youtu.be/ZlyWOqsTeMM In the video above The Firearm Guy sounds a bit like Harvey Fierstein. I'm not sure what that has to do with anything, but there it is. More to the point, TFG recommends five...

Rock Island Auctions Distances Itself from James D. Julia’s “Fake” Guns

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Written by Rock Island Auctions' Joel R. Kolander: In the business of firearms auctions, it is simply an unavoidable fact of life that one is going to come across what is known as a spurious...

Incendiary Image of the Day: Arthur Bremmer’s Revolver Edition

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At one time, the Charter Arms Undercover .38 above belonged to Arthur Bremer. Wikipedia.org informs us that Bremmer was "convicted for an assassination attempt on U.S. Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace on May 15,...

That’s Not an Assault Rifle! THIS is an Assault Rifle.

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Rock Island Auctions has a couple of gen-u-ine German assault rifles on the block, including "the grandfather of all German assault rifles." Here's their take on these extraordinary firearms: Thanks to two studious German military collectors,...

100 Years Ago Today: World War I-Enabling Assassination

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"On 28 June 1914, Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand visited the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo," Wikipedia informs. "A group of six assassins . . . gathered on the street where the Archduke's motorcade would pass. Čabrinović...

City Marshal of Ft. Worth Gunned Down

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Republished with permission from rockislandauction.blogspot.com Wild Days in Hell's Half Acre Lots of people and places of the Old West get spun into tales of "Pecos Bill" size proportions. One minute someone is a trying to...