High Powered Headlines: July 28, 2014

Washington, D.C. Gun Carry Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

The five-year court battle of Palmer v. District of Columbia is over. On Saturday, July 26, 2014, a federal judged ruled the ban of carrying firearms outside the home is unconstitutional. Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. said, “there is no longer any basis on which this court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny.”

Florida Court Upholds Privacy Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Florida recently upheld the state’s Firearm Owner’s Privacy Act in which doctors cannot ask patients about firearm ownership unless it is essential to the patient’s treatment. Dr. Wollschlaeger, along with the American Academies of Pediatrics and American College of Physicians filed a lawsuit rejecting the Privacy Act in 2011. The court wrote, “The essence of the Act,” the court wrote, “is simple: medical practitioners should not record information or inquire about patients’ firearm-ownership status when doing so is not necessary to providing the patient with good medical care.”

Boston Police Commissioner Does Not Think Citizens Need Shotguns or Rifles

Since the Massachusetts Senate rejected a law that would give police chiefs sole discretion in denying or accepting citizens right to carry, law enforcement agencies have expressed their displeasure. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says, “…For the most part, nobody in the city needs a shotgun. Nobody needs a rifle.”

Remington to Relaunch R51

We previously reported that rumors were circulating that Remington might kill the R51. Since then, Remington has issued an official statement announcing the redesign and relaunch of the R51 in October. Remington states that anyone who purchased an R51 may return the pistol for a new one.

Associated Press Finds Flaws in Colorado Gun Control Laws

Last year, Colorado hastily passed a universal background law suspecting to process 420,000 applicants to buy a firearm, with a $3 million budget to implement the new law. However, the Associated Press has found that since the law passed, only 13,600 background checks have been requested. In response to the Associated Press’ findings, a spokeswomen for the NRA, Catherine Mortensen said it “Calls into question lawmakers’ access to accurate information on not only this, but all firearms-related legislation.”

Century International Arms M64 RPK

Century International Arms have built these surplus Polish RPK rifles as close to the real deal as you are going to get. Originally, a full-auto machine gun designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov, the RPK functions exactly an AK-47 with a long-stroke gas piston and a rotating bolt. However, the RPK is more accurate at longer distances than the AK. Century gave this model a new U.S. chrome-lined barrel and receiver, laminated wood stock and a 30-round magazine. The barrel is 23.25 inches long and there is a folding adjustable bipod under the barrel.

Picture shows a semiautomatic rifle similar to the RKP with black reciever and wood furniture.
Century International Arms have built these surplus Polish RPK rifles as close to the real deal as you are going to get.

Specifications and Features:

  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Barrel: 23.25,” chrome-lined, 1:10 twist
  • Receiver: New, U.S.-made
  • Capacity: 30 rounds
  • Sights: U-notch tangent
  • Stock: Oiled-satin laminated wood
  • Finish: Matte black
  • Overall length: 42″
  • Weight: 9.9 lbs.


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Comments (4)

  1. I would prefer that they just leave the 2A alone and the states stop the additional restrictions however, I have carried with permit and without. I will own and carry regardless of what happens. It is my right, end of story.

  2. VOTE IN NOVEMBER , FOLKS THIS YEAR (2014) AND 2016. Get these “liberal gun haters” out. Start with Liberal California!

  3. It’s about time the courts started upholding the Constitution. I hope the Washington DC decision rings out all over the nation. What the moron gun grabbers don’t seem to realize is that the right to protect yourself, your family and your property is a right we have just by being a living person. It is no different than an animals right to protect itself from a predator attack. Removal of the 2nd is the government saying we have no right to protect ourselves and there really should be no discussion.

    Hitler first made all gun owners register and then took all the guns. It is a fact.

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