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October 20, 2013

Gun Thread (10-20-2013)

Why Carry A Gun?

From Massad Ayoob at the DC

Kathy Jackson said it best on her website (www.corneredcat.com): “I carry a gun because I can’t carry a policeman.”


Great Moments In Equal Protection

Read this great piece by Emily Miller on the Washington, D.C. police department's lax enforcement of the district's gun laws as long as the guns in question are being used to protest the second amendment. Call it the David Gregory Rule.

The Children's Defense Fund, which is cosponsoring the event, said in a press release that blacksmiths will be using “illegal guns confiscated by the police.”

...

It is illegal in the District to possess a firearm that is not registered. When asked about the event, Police Chief Cathy Lanier’s spokesman said that, “These are not firearms. They are scrap parts only, and they are inoperable.”

That’s actually legally irrelevant. According to the District firearms laws written after the Supreme Court’s Heller decision in 2008, even a non-functioning firearm must be registered and can result in criminal liability.


Gun Of The Week

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(answer below)


Marksmanship Award



Gun Of The Week - Answer

That's the Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine gun. (Bonus points for MP5SD)


Joe Biden, Field Tested


European Cops Join Freakout Over 3D-Printed Guns, Admit They're Beyond Control

Welcome to the party, pal.

“Our interest was to see if the manufacturing of a working gun using this technology is possible,” said Karl-Heinz Grundböck, a spokesman for the Austrian Interior Ministry, which performed the test in May. “The answer was a very clear ‘Yes.’ ”


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The owner's manual for your concealed carry permit: The Law of Self Defense

Defend the Second Amendment. Join: The National Rifle Association * Gun Owners of America * The National Shooting Sports Foundation * Your state's second amendment org.

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