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May 26, 2013

Gun Thread (5-26-2013)

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Illinois House Speaker Reverses Longtime Opposition To Gun Rights

As watershed events for gun control go, this is huge. Mike Madigan is supporting a bill that preempts Chicago's ridiculously overreaching and ineffective gun laws. In related news, a flock of pigs just flew past my window.


LAPD SWAT Operating An Illegal Gun Dealership?

Of. Course.

The FBI is investigating whether members of the Los Angeles Police Department's elite SWAT and Special Investigations Section units violated the law by purchasing large numbers of custom-made handguns and reselling them for profit, according to interviews.


Gun Of The Week

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(answer below)


Marksmanship Award



Gun Of The Week - Answer

That's the M3 "Grease Gun" in .45 ACP. It was lighter, cheaper and easier to make than the Thompson but was introduced too late in WWII to really replace it.


Time Warner's Gun Ignorance Criticized At Annual Stockholders' Meeting

We need to be doing more of this.

Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes at the entertainment conglomerate's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday touted the company's performance and outlook and answered questions about the objectivity of CNN on the issue of gun control and the company's relationship with the White House.

More here.


NRA Smartphone App

The NRA introduced a new smartphone app for Apple and Android this week. It's available in the respective app stores and provides a quick, easy point of entry to the NRA's most popular digital content.


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If there are topics you're interested in seeing in the gun thread, please send them to AoSHQGunThread at gmail. You can also send them to me on Twitter at @AndyM1911.

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