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Guns seized in Iowa get resold to the public

Guns seized in Iowa get resold to the public

State of Iowa has been holding on to the practice of auctioning off the weapons that the state police had seized. While this practice provides a boost to the budget of certain departments of the state, it is becoming less and less popular with some of the state’s residents, due to the fact that it makes weapons more accessible to people who might abuse them. In 2012, this has brought $83,000 to th... »

Public weapon possession in Illinois

Public weapon possession in Illinois

Even though the state of Illinois has only a month or so before they will be forced by a federal court order to allow public possession of firearms, the state’s Governor, Patt Quinn is not giving up on the idea that such permissions should be given out on a city level instead of being statewide. Illinois is currently the last state with a concealed weapons ban, and since the federal appeals court ... »

Gun Safety: Bulletproofing the Schools

Gun Safety: Bulletproofing the Schools

It sounds almost surreal, but the idea of bulletproof rucksacks for school kids has already matured in many a parent’s and teacher’s head.  Probably the most concrete evidence of this is appearing in Aurora, Colorado, where 5-year olds are starting to wear them. “If you put it on her back, it almost covers her whole body,” says Demitric Boykin, one of the fathers. “It... »

Printable guns around the corner?

Printable guns around the corner?

If you are interested in being to print firearms from the comfort of your own home, then this ought to tickle your fancy. Defense Distributed’s Wiki Weapon project is nearing its crowning achievement, creating a fully functional 3D-printed gun and sharing the design files online in public domain. The founder of Defense Distributed, Cody Wilson claims he will be able to print an entire handgun out ... »

Gun Safety: Small Victory

Gun Safety: Small Victory

Aside from overruling the bipartisan compromise plan on background checks for would-be gun owners, U.S. Senators voted against an amendment that would have given gun owners the right to carry concealed weapons across state lines. The amendment was drawn up by Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas, who announced it last week as hos offer of “National Conceal-Carry Reciprocity Legislation... »

Army orders removal of Biblical verses from gun scopes

Army orders removal of Biblical verses from gun scopes

According to Fox News’ Todd Starnes, the U.S. Army is removing a Bible inscription that was etched into the army scopes by the vendor Trijicon. Soldiers at Fort Wainwright in Alaska received a directive to turn in their scopes so the Bible references could be removed. The scopes referenced New Testament passages in John 8:12 and Second Corinthians 4:6. The “JN8:12” and “2COR4:6” appeared at the en... »

BAE Systems Naval Railgun

Future Warfare – Railgun

General Atomics is making its way into supplying US navy with weapons that can be best described as “Bleeding edge”. Best known for as an UAV manufacturer, this company is trying to reach a true holy grail of solid projectile weaponry with its Blitzer railgun program (http://www.ga.com/railgun-programs). It also has competition in that department, BAE Systems (http://www.baesystems.com/) and Boein... »

Out-of-state Hunters Boycott Colorado

Out-of-state Hunters Boycott Colorado

The hunters from other states are boycotting Colorado because of a pending law, which would prohibit ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds. Stretching over the Rockies, Colorado has always been popular among the hunters. Moreover, it is the home of the largest herds of elk throughout the states. However the recent events may bring a heavy blow to the state’s major tourism indust... »

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Firearms Ownership Madatory in Nelson, Ga.

The city council of Nelson in north Georgia voted in favor of mandatory gun ownership. The council members of a 1,300 resident town, located 50 miles north of Atlanta, voted without exception to approve the Family Protection Ordinance. This law proposes every household to own a firearm and ammunition to “provide for the emergency management of the city“ and to “provide for and protect the safety, ... »

Smarter, Safer Firearms

Smarter, Safer Firearms

In the wake of recent mass shootings, the smart gun technology is gaining more and more traction. Vice president Joe Biden has come out in support of this technology this January and it seems to be a part of President Obama’s plan to reduce gun violence. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/joe-biden-smart-gun_n_2458889.html) The Justice Department is asking whether they could reduce th... »

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