News | Monday, May 20, 2013
Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H. saw a record turnout with over 100 shooters competing in the club's first match of the 2013 IDPA season.
The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA
) announced that GLC Shooting Academy
, a Texas based shooting school founded by Gordon Carrell and dedicated to improving shooters' skills for recreation, competition or self-defense, has signed on as a stage sponsor of the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.
Safariland® applauds Team Safariland shooters, Rob Leatham and Jessie Duff, for their wins at the 2013 USPSA Single Stack National Championship held May 9 - 11 at PASA Park, Barry, Illinois.
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics has renewed and increased their long-time commitment to Hunter Education through their dedicated sponsorship of Hunter's Handbook and support of The IHEA Hunter and Shooting Sports Education Journal.
Designed for optimal heat detection and observation in both day and nighttime operations, Pulsar's new Quantum LS19 and HS19 thermal monoculars are equipped for a wide range of applications including: hunting, surveillance, law enforcement and military use, search and rescue, and reconnaissance.
Legacy Quest Outdoors was selected by the NRA to custom craft their "Wall of Guns" display for the 2013 Annual Meeting held in Houston, Texas. The "Wall of Guns" was completely redesigned for 2013 and then built by Legacy Quest Outdoors using reclaimed and natural materials.
High-end custom meets affordability in the American Handgunner July/August cover story as contributing editor John Connor has a firsthand look at Smith & Wesson's latest additions to the renowned Performance Center line, the Custom SW1911 and Round Butt SW1911 in .45 ACP.
Mesa Tactical announces their relocation of operations to a new, larger facility. Effective June 1st, 2013, Mesa Tactical will be operating from 1135 Baker Street, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626.
Lew Horton Distributing announces its new association with Thompson Center, "America's Master Gunmaker®". Effective immediately, Lew Horton Distributing will be carrying a complete line of Thompson Center products.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, has joined with 54 county sheriffs, Magpul Industries, the Colorado Outfitters Association, several firearms retailers, disabled individuals and other parties in a federal lawsuit brought in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado in what is a broad-based challenge to Colorado's recently enacted gun-control laws.
National Rifle Association General Operations has established the Community Outreach Department within its Education and Training Division to focus on safety throughout the nation with its Eddie Eagle GunSafe® and Refuse To Be A Victim® programs.
Welcome to Colorado, Assume the Position
It's safe to say that relations between Perazzi shotgun company of Italy and the state of Colorado, USA are frosty right now. According to reports on Examiner.com (http://www.examiner.com/article/shotgun-executive-taken-into-custody-at-colo-gun-show-on-cabbie-terror-tip) a tip from a cabbie led to the arrest of Daniele Perazzi, president of Italy's Perazzi Shotgun, after he got into a cab along with several prototype shotguns in the parking lot of the Denver Merchandise Mart, site of the high-end Colorado Gun Collectors Show.
According to subsequent reports, the taxi driver says he was reacting to the "suspicious activity reporting outreach program" of law enforcement. The cabbie told police he thought he was transporting an armed "foreign terror" suspect.
I suspect the prototypes being hand-carried by the president of Perazzi would cost enough to fund more than one terror campaign. Now, I suspect the company to take their not-inconsiderable wealth and influence and conduct a legal war against the officers.
To erase any chance of characterizing the whole deal as a misunderstanding, reports by Examiner.com's David Codrea says he was released and his shotgun prototypes returned, but he was ordered out of the state by nightfall. It seems Perazzi upped that order by leaving the country. It is expected that he will be returning -with his lawyers- before too-long.
Apparently Denver's Taxis on Patrol (TOPs) program encourages taxi drivers to report suspicious activities. Codrea says Perazzi was "scared during the incident because he's not familiar with U.S. gun laws and thought he'd done something wrong."
Hopefully this incident won't be characterized as a "misunderstanding" by a mainstream media reluctant to report anything that doesn't characterize gun owners negatively. It's a safe bet, however, that the Italian press is already getting their own versions of the story ready for distribution- and it won't look favorably at Colorado, not gun owners.
At this point, I'm dropping out of the day's feature to allow all of you to read an extremely good piece of fact-based writing from Jeff Knox. A second generation truth-teller, Knox's latest piece is entitled "The Gun Control Lie"...it speaks for itself-factually.
The Gun Control Lie
Gun control advocates are compulsive liars. They have to be because the truth doesn't support their agenda. Even the names of gun control groups - suggesting "violence policy," "violence prevention," and "gun safety" - are all lies. And the term "gun control" itself is a lie. Virtually everything coming from gun control advocates today is a lie.
I'm not talking about simple distortions or cases of "my statistics are better than your statistics," these are intentional, calculated, bald-faced deceptions, foisted on the American public by ideologically motivated zealots trying to force an agenda of citizen disarmament and government control. That's not to say that everyone who supports gun control is driven by the same ideology, or that there are no honest, passionate, idealistic, true believers among the ranks of gun control advocates. There are some very good, honest, sincere people who promote gun control, but unfortunately these misguided souls are steeped in emotion and inculcated with the never ending lies of the professional gun haters.
Let's dissect some of the lies:
1) Over 90% (almost 90%, close to 90%) of Americans support "universal background checks," as do various large percentages of gun owners and NRA members.
Anyone with a brain should realize that these statistics were fraudulent based solely on the fact that there is almost nothing that 90% of Americans agree on. But this lie has gotten bigger as time has gone by. More recent polls place support for any gun control at less than 50%, and approval of the Senate's rejection of expanded background checks at almost 40% - yet gun control advocates and politicians continue to declare that 90% of Americans support universal background checks. It is a lie.
2) Almost 40% of firearms sales occur without a background check.
That lie was a stretch when it was presented in late December, and it was soon declared to be a distortion by the fact check column in the Washington Post - garnering "2 Pinocchios." The bogus statistic was then called out by several other watchdog centers, but Obama and company have continued to preach it as Gospel, right up to this very day. That earned Mr. Obama an extra "Pinocchio" from the Post. When you say something that's not true, even after you know it's not true, that's called a lie.
3) Gun control is needed to "make our children and our communities safer.
This presumes that guns serve only evil purposes, and that passing laws prevents criminal violence. There has never been a supportable study proving, or even strongly suggesting, that gun control does anything to reduce criminal violence or even suicide. Reviews of existing literature going back to the 1970s have consistently found no positive connection between gun control and crime. On the other hand, there are several peer-reviewed studies which show that guns in private hands are used to stop crimes much more often than they are used to commit crimes, and that the prevalence of guns appears to result in reduced violent crime. Claims of improved safety with gun control are lies.
4) About 30,000 lives are lost to "gun violence" each year in the US, and; "Thirteen children a day are killed in gun violence."
The 30,000 number is based predominantly on suicides. Suicide is not "gun violence" and gun control doesn't reduce suicide. Guns are much more prevalent in the US than Canada, and are used more frequently in suicides here than there, yet the suicide rate in the US is only slightly higher. Reducing guns doesn't reduce suicide - saying it does is a lie.
The "13 a day" statistic includes "children" up to 24. The peak age range for criminal activity is 16 to 27. That is also a peak age range for suicide. Virtually all of the guns used by these young people are obtained illegally. The 30,000 and 13 a day claims are intentional lies.
5) There is an epidemic of violent crime and mass murder sweeping the nation.
No there isn't. Crime is at its lowest rate in decades. It has gone down as gun ownership and concealed carry have gone up. Atrocities like Sandy Hook and the Batman movie massacre tend to run in copycat cycles based largely on media play. There is no growing epidemic. Claims otherwise are lies.
Gun control groups are based in lies. They call themselves "violence prevention" and "gun safety" groups even though the only violence prevention and gun safety policies they espouse are restrictions on legal access to firearms. They lie about who they are, what they stand for, and what they want. They use lies to press their agenda, and they lie about what that agenda is and what impact it would have. They are liars through and through, and it is ridiculous that the media and politicians promote and parrot the lies.
The truth is, Gun Control Doesn't.