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  • admin 3:47 am on January 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Talkin’ to America: Charles Heller speaks on Radio KCAA, California
    Kevin Shannon on KCAA out of California talks to Charles Heller, Executive Director of JPFO, who discusses the new frontiers of JPFO, constitutional carry in Arizona and how it came about, and his status as a political refugee from Mayor Daley’s gun ban.

    Talkin’ to America: Charles Heller speaks about “Project GunWalker”
    Charles Heller, on his Liberty Watch Radio talks about his analysis of BATFE’s “Operation Fast & Furious,” which has turned into “Project GunWalker,” supplying guns used in Mexico to murder, including one U.S. Agent, and probably there’ll be another.

     
  • admin 4:10 am on January 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    USS Ponce to Become Spec Ops Mothership | Defense Tech
    In case you didn’t see this on Friday, the Pentagon is converting the 1970s-vintage amphibious assault ship USS Ponce into a mothership for special ops and

    Air-Sea Battle and Our Buildup in the Pacific | Defense Tech
    It’s begun. A couple of years ago we began hearing quiet discussions on how, as part of the Air-Sea Battle concept, the United States might look to

     
  • admin 10:11 pm on November 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    LETTER: Everyone should support universal background checks

    This week would be my beautiful niece’s birthday. I have a story to share. What would it take for you to support universal background checks for gun ownership? Would it be a mass shooting in a Tennessee school? Your co-worker committing suicide? A loved one getting murdered? A rampage inside a mall during holiday shopping? The twins were 5 months … (more)

    Accidental gun deaths of children greatly undercounted

    You’ve probably heard the gun lobby successfully oppose safe-storage laws meant to keep firearms away from young children with two talking points: 1) too few children die from negligent-discharge accidents each year to justify infringing the Second Amendment rights of Responsible Gun Owners this way, and 2) most of the children that do die from the … (more)

    Increased deer sighting makes for strange hunting season

    This weekend is the start of Tennessee’s muzzleloader season meaning thousands of hunters in our area will so head into the woods to hunt for deer.

     
  • admin 4:11 am on November 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    NAGR Shoot Giveaway

    NAGR Blue Collared

     
  • admin 4:05 am on November 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Solomon Islands Approves Limited Reintroduction of Firearms for Police
    Cabinet has approved a limited reintroduction of firearms into the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force. Minister for Police, National Security and Corrections Chris Laore announced the Cabinet decision at the signing of the 5 year RAMSI Drawdown Strategy at the Rove Police Headquarters last Thursday. Minister Laore said the limited reintroduction of firearms is a capacity development program within the 2013-2017 RAMSI Drawdown Strategy for the Royal Solomon Islands… [Scoop (New Zealand), Media release, via GunPolicy.org]

    More Gun Charges Added to Indictment Against South African Star Athlete
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Prosecutors accusing Oscar Pistorius of premeditated murder will add two more charges believed to relate to firing guns in public to the indictment against him, apparently to show another side to the inspiring double-amputee Olympian: Reckless and trigger-happy. Pistorius now faces charges of murder, illegal possession of ammunition and two other counts of breaking South Africa’s firearms laws in his trial in March. Pistorius’ lawyers… [Washington Post / Associated Press, via GunPolicy.org]

     
  • admin 8:13 pm on November 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    US Olympic Runner Calls for Assault Rifle and Handgun Ban
    I love my Second Amendment right. I was raised in Boise, Idaho, and have been hunting the Treasure Valley for upland game and waterfowl since I was strong enough to carry a gun. I come from a long line of hunters who take pride in the time-honored tradition of stalking game, killing it ethically, and providing food for their families. I was raised to appreciate the awesome power of firearms and to treat all guns as if they are loaded. I own several guns and would be sad… [Runner's World (USA), via GunPolicy.org]

    Authorities Worry 3-D Printers May Undermine Europe’s Gun Laws
    PARIS — The gun fired four shots into a gelatin block. Each nine-millimeter bullet punched deep into the substance, which was meant to mimic the density of a human body. For the experts at the Austrian Interior Ministry performing the test, it was a clear sign: This was a deadly weapon. But it was no ordinary gun. The officials had downloaded the gun’s digital blueprints from the Internet and “printed” the weapon on a type of 3-D printer that any person could buy… [New York Times, via GunPolicy.org]

    Russian Ex-Cops Face Prison for Stealing, Selling Firearms
    CHITA – Three Russian former police officers stand accused of stealing firearms from their local police depot in eastern Siberia after investigators compiled a case against them and submitted it to a court on Saturday. In 2011, two police captains – the head of the reserve arms depot and the head of a police weapons workshop – took two hunting rifles from the depot that had been handed in to the police by their owners for temporary safekeeping, investigators in… [RIA Novosti (Russia), via GunPolicy.org]

     
  • admin 4:04 am on November 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Drunk Chinese Policeman Detained for Fatally Shooting Pregnant Woman
    A police officer was detained on Wednesday for fatally shooting a pregnant restaurant owner because she did not serve milk tea in Guigang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the Beijing Youth Daily reported. The police officer, 33, surnamed Hu, came to the victim’s restaurant on Monday evening while intoxicated. Hu asked the owner if they had milk tea, and when told that they didn’t, he shot her and her husband. The woman and her fetus died after being sent to hospital…. [Global Times (China), via GunPolicy.org]

     
  • admin 4:27 pm on November 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Magpul PMAG Allegedly Copied by Four Companies 

    Magpul, a known designer, manufacturer and distributor of firearms and accessories primarily for AR-15 and M16 rifles, sued four companies for copyright infringement. These four companies namely Big Rocks Sports/Swamfox, Cole Industries, Plinker Tactical, and Promag allegedly violated the copyright of the successful Magpul PMAG design.

    According to Magpul, this action is part of the proactive efforts to prevent unlawful copying of their product.

    Patent and Infringement
    Before delving into the details, it must be clarified what are the established ownership rights of corporations and how can these be infringed or violated.

    Basically, copyright and patent protects the originality of the item. Copyright is used for artistic and literary work while patent on the other hand is used in invented items. A patent is only applicable for a limited duration. This can be obtained by applying to the United States Patent and Trademark Office in exchange for introducing the invention to the public. Currently, patent has a term of 20 years from the day the application was filed.

    If your item is patented, it means no duplication of any sort can be done without your permission. Doing so means, you are committing infringement. It is to note however, that US patent is only effective within US soil.

    Their Brand Name Means a Great Deal of Trust
    For Duane Liptak, the Director of Product Management and Marketing for Magpul Industries, the patent is a driving force for the company to further “create novel solution that will enhance the experience of their customer in using the brand”.

    More than that, the patent assures customers that each and every Magpul PMAG was given the same amount of expertise when it was made. Meaning, whether you buy it to Magpul directly or to one of its trusted seller, the brand assures you that the item underwent a great deal of quality inspection.

    Thus, if Magpul ceases to enforce its copyright to the item, any company will be able to make the same ‘design’, but cannot assure the same quality. Not only can it cause harm to the user, it can also tarnish the long-standing name of Magpul.

    The Lawsuits
    The lawsuits were filed in the United States District Court of Colorado. As to this date, it was estimated that this lawsuit is probably the largest and most significant for Magpul Industries.

    At first glance, one can really notice the resemblance to the Magpul PMAG. If the sued companies argue that the outer appearance does not exactly resemble the patent of Magpul, it is to note that the patent of Magpul for the rifle is more than the body and housing of the magazine. The patent also involves the inside of the magazine such as the anti-tilt rails or the spring shape.

    As for lawsuits, Magpul is not new in this business. They have already faced courts both as the defense and as a prosecutor. Magpul has already lawyered up to fight patent infringement of their own. They have been sought damages by other companies for stepping on someone else’s patent toe.

    Whether or not the Magpul PMAG patent infringement will win the case, the mere notion of Magpul filing a case of infringement already gives an idea to other companies that Magpul takes their patent seriously.

     

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  • admin 8:46 pm on November 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Solomon Islands Approves Limited Reintroduction of Firearms for Police
    Cabinet has approved a limited reintroduction of firearms into the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force. Minister for Police, National Security and Corrections Chris Laore announced the Cabinet decision at the signing of the 5 year RAMSI Drawdown Strategy at the Rove Police Headquarters last Thursday. Minister Laore said the limited reintroduction of firearms is a capacity development program within the 2013-2017 RAMSI Drawdown Strategy for the Royal Solomon Islands… [Scoop (New Zealand), Media release, via GunPolicy.org]

     
  • admin 3:48 am on November 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Reid vows to continue gun control push

     
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