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April 28, 2013

Gun Thread (4-28-13)

Air Travel With A Gun

Last weekend I took my shotgun down to Georgia for a turkey hunting trip. It's the first time I've ever flown with a checked firearm, mainly because I always thought it'd be a big hassle.

It isn't.

(Shockingly ... not even at Logan Airport in Boston on the morning they're chasing terrorists around the city)

The TSA has instructions on their website for how they need to be transported. I followed these instructions to the letter, and the process at the airport couldn't have gone more smoothly.


Barack Obama: Gun Salesman of the Millenium

The WSJ explains everything you need to know about why the gun and ammo shelves are bare.

NICS Background Checks:


Gun Of The Week

(answer below)


Marksmanship Award


Gun Of The Week - Answer

That's the Smith & Wesson Model 41 .22 LR target pistol. S&W's first forays into semiautomatic pistols produced some relatively awful results (lookin' at you, Models 39 & 59). The Model 41 is a notable exception.


GE Capital Exits Firearms Consumer Lending Business

I agree with NSSF's take on it, though. It's the free market at work, and they can do whatever they want.

Now, keep in mind, as the story itself said, that GE Capital had stopped taking on new customers in this space in 2008 and was only servicing existing ones, that “the company’s exit has little overall impact in a U.S. gun market, where sales last year totaled $11.7 billion (and in which) … financing remains a marginal activity” and that their involvement in this market is “an ‘insignificant and immaterial’ part of GE Capital’s business.”


NRA Releases iPad Version of The American Rifleman

If you're an NRA member with an iPad, give it a look.


Tips

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