In Guns Across the Border: How and Why the U.S. Government Smuggled Guns into Mexico, author Mike Detty documents how the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) ran a series of “gun walking” sting operations that failed to stop Mexican gun smuggling cartels — and even aided the cartels’ efforts.
Today I am taking a break from the 30 days of preparing series to pay homage to Ireland’s most famous gun maker, John Rigby.
The geopolitical propaganda that is spreading about Ukraine is hard for the U.S.-based observer to decipher, so we will not try to unravel the details. But by some estimates, snipers from the now-deposed Ukraine government shot between 70 and 100 protesters in the streets. And further upheaval seems guaranteed, whether as a civil war or by invasion.
We often run stories in The Shooter’s Log that point out what anti-gun politicians are doing in some states, and those politicians richly deserve the opprobrium Cheaper Than Dirt! commenters heap on them. But more worrisome is: What if anti-gun pols are merely doing what their constituencies want?
Three hundred and ninety-two years ago, after an incredibly rough first year in their new home, a group of English folks looking for religious freedom celebrated for three days after their first successful corn harvest. These people—we now call Pilgrims—included local Native Americans, a group they had developed allied relationship with. They feasted for three days. We really have no idea what the Pilgrims and Native Americans ate on what we now consider the first Thanksgiving, but Edward Winslow recorded in his journal the Pilgrims went on a waterfowl hunt and the Wampanoag Indians brought deer.
In January 2008, a Utah couple Thomas and Tamitha Garner, along with their dog Medusa, set out for a drive in a remote area of Southwest Utah to photograph wild horses in Modena Canyon. Before heading out, they alerted family members of their plans and stopped in Panaca, Nevada for gas and two boxes of granola bars.
On 10/22 day, we asked our Facebook followers to share a picture of their Ruger 10/22. The Ruger 10/22 is known for its versatility and with a wealth of aftermarket parts, you can take a simple varminter and turn it into whatever you want. And, as you can see, that is exactly what our Facebook community did!
Washington Times columnist Emily Miller gained national attention for her “Emily Gets Her Gun” series in the Times, and in her new book, Emily Gets Her Gun: …But Obama Wants to Take Yours, she details the wrenching step-by-step process she had to work through in Washington, D.C., to finally get a gun she wanted for self protection. Four months of jumping through regulatory hoops and $435 in fees later, she was able to purchase a basic black SIG Sauer P229.
During his adolescent years shooting was a major part of Eric Hollen life, so was pushing physically to test the limits of his growing body. He had participated and enjoyed shooting firearms and playing sports of some form since he was a young boy. So it was no surprise he would carry these two passions into his adult life as well.
Camo-dipped shotguns and rifles—from either the factory or after-market—are popular with hunters. Camo-colored guns are practical when you need to stay hidden. However, graphics on any gun goes beyond just the practical. If you want a more eye-catching and customized gun in a sea of black, hydroprinting or hydrographics is for you.
Being a female shooter can be tough. Being a female shooter who works in the firearms industry is even tougher. Every day I read about people who shoot better than I do. All day I’m surrounded by guys who know more than me. And it gets discouraging.
In April 2012, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing accused Bank of America (BOA) of severing its 12-year relationship because McMillan manufactures and sells firearms. Seven months later, Joe Sirochman, owner of American Spirit Arms claimed the Bank of America froze his funds for the same reason.
The newest contributor to NRA News, Billy argues that our political leaders focus on the tools of violence rather than the logic of violence, and this inevitably leads to bad policy.
The past year has proven to be one full of accomplishments for Amanda Furrer. The 22-year-old Spokane, Washington native not only represented the United States at the 2012 London Olympic Games, she also wrapped up her degree at Ohio State University. In addition, while 2012-2013 was a banner year for the young Furrer, the future looks brighter still for this shooting star.
On September 10, Colorado Senate President John Morse became the first Colorado lawmaker to be recalled and thrown out of office. He and State Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, who was also recalled in the election, were instrumental in pushing for stricter Colorado gun laws that took effect this year.
9/11 changed each of our lives in significant ways. We live in a world under a constant threat of terrorism. Each of us knows at least one person who has volunteered to serve our country fighting the war on terror. And, we have had 12 years to reflect on what it means to belong to this great country.