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“Offensive” coffee commercial savagely mocks the liberal logic behind gun control

Veteran, comedian, internet star, and entrepreneur Mat Best is back with another great commercial for Black Rifle Coffee.

If you love coffee as much as the 2nd Amendment and don’t mind offending gun control advocates, you’ll love this video.

Evan Hafer, an Army Special Forces veteran and Black Rifle Coffee CEO, started roasting coffee in Colorado as a side job between deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Now he plans to expand his company to bring more jobs to the 2.5 million post-9/11 veterans.

With the help of other veterans like Mat Best, Black Rifle Coffee has been spreading the word about their brand through funny videos like the one below.

WARNING: If you’ve ever needed to use a safe space for a good cry, you’re going to have a bad time.

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Second graders went on a field trip — to a gun range, where they posed with firearms

A school in Woodstock, Georgia, is facing fierce criticism online after photos emerged of young students handling guns at a firing range during a school-sanctioned trip.

Holdheide Academy bills itself as an accredited preschool and Montessori academy for children from kindergarten to second grade. On Wednesday, several of the school’s students went on a field trip to Hi-Caliber Firearms, a gun store and range in Woodstock, roughly 30 miles northwest of Atlanta. Images of the children in the store, some where the students are holding guns, surfaced on Facebook shortly after.

Almost immediately, debate erupted on social media, with some saying the school’s decision was “unacceptable, irresponsible and dangerous.” On Facebook, the school has received 43 1-star reviews out of 68 total, many coming in the past two days.

However, the school’s owner, Tammy Dorsten, has defended the decision, telling the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the trip was “a wonderful educational experience.”

Dorsten told WSB-TV that she got the idea for the trip because her first- and second-graders were studying sharpshooter Annie Oakley and frontiersman Daniel Boone in school.

According to Dorsten, several students said they thought sharpshooting sounded easy, per the Journal-Constitution.

“I wanted to show them it wasn’t easy,” she told the newspaper.

Per WSB-TV, Dorsten said Hi-Caliber had a 1894 rifle and vintage revolver similar to what Oakley would have used, so she decided to take students to see them. Parents were given permission slips to sign before the trip, Dorsten said.

“(They) were very supportive and knew what was going on,” she told the Journal-Constitution.

While Holdheide takes care of infants as young as six weeks old, only six- and seven-year-olds went on the trip, Dorsten said.

Dorsten also said the children went through a gun safety course before they handled the firearms, which she says were not loaded.

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning issued a statement about the trip Friday, saying it is “currently investigating to determine what children were involved in the field trip and whether it is within DECAL’s jurisdiction to take appropriate actions.”

The National Rifle Association has backed legislation teaching gun control to first-graders in Missouri in the past, per CNN, and a writer for NRA Family recommends that children as young as six who are interested in guns should be allowed to shoot them in controlled environments, though the writer also says children should be taught to keep their fingers off the trigger until ready to shoot. In the images from Woodstock, the children appear to have their fingers on the trigger, though it is not clear if the guns they handled were capable of firing.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has argued in a policy statement that the “most effective measure to prevent suicide, homicide and unintentional firearm-related injuries to children and adolescents is the absence of guns from homes and communities.”

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GLOCK 21: 18 Years And 200K Rounds – Dropped, Buried, Frozen

If you are anything like me, at the beginning of your career retirement was something that barely registered on the radar. But as the years and miles stack up, handing over the reigns to the next generation becomes more and more attractive. For the most part, guns are different – unlike disposable accessories such as magazines, most guns are built to last a lifetime, depending on round counts, environmental variables and maintenance schedules. In the case of this soon to be retired Glock 21, it has been tested in more ways than one over nearly two decades of use.

Steve, owner/operator of ADCO Firearms and one of the most knowledgeable people in the world on the MK12 AR15 platform, recently posted some pictures of his personally owned Glock 21. Over 18 years of ownership, he has torture tested this pistol by burying it for two years, freezing, salting and dropping it from an airplane. After noticing damage to the locking lug, Steve may finally decide to retire his piece, although I personally think it just needs a new barrel to keep running.

EPIC GLOCK 21 FROM STEVE AT ADCO FIREARMS:

Yes, that’s my 21. I had records and more pics but lost most everything in a hard drive crash several years ago. A few of us started doing that stupid stuff as a joke. I never expected it to be as popular as it became. Yesterday I was thinking about when we dropped it off a garage onto the blacktop with a primed case. It didn’t go off but hit hard enough to smash the bullets out of round.

 

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All I replaced were the sights and recoil springs. The only pic I have of the bore is when it went 13K rounds without cleaning

LINK TO THE GLOCK TALK THREAD – 200K GLOCK 21

Sadly, I think it’s about finished. The front locking lug is noticeably worn, probably to the point where it is unlocking sooner than it should.

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Controversial Firearms Instructor Calls for Public Hanging of California Sheriff

After a Public Records Request made by a local ABC affiliate in Contra Costa, California was honored by the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office, the names and locations of all of the county’s concealed handgun permit holders was made public. This violation of privacy has angered many permit holders, and now a well known celebrity in the firearm’s community is calling for vigilante justice to make an example of the officials who released the information.

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James Yeager, CEO of Tactical Response, a Tennessee based firearms training academy, has a devoted following among gun owners who treat him like a guru of sorts. On Tuesday, Yeager reacted to the news from Contra Costa by sharing the article with this introductory question: “Do Californians not own ropes? I bet if you had 2 or 3 public hangings this type of behavior would subside.”

And his fans were quick to react to the news.

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Almost all of the comments pointed toward an acceptance of his harsh rhetoric.

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And this:

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Yeager’s no stranger to controversy. In 2013, Yeager released a YouTube video in which he said he’s “start killing people” if Obama took executive action on gun control. He told his followers to “load your damn mags” and “get ready to fight.”

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The local Sheriff’s office in Contra Costa is not friendly to second amendment supporters. Only 17% of concealed carry permit requests have been approved. California allows for local jurisdictions to place high standards on who qualifies, and many require applicants to demonstrate proof that they are in imminent danger.

   Yet Concealed Nation is reporting that the names, addresses, and contact information of the 317 people who were issued permits have now been turned  over to ABC news.

“We try and balance the needs of the public and the people who want or need access to the information to ensure everyone’s safety,” explained Lieutenant Nate McCormack.

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Critics of the decision argue that such disclosures put people at greater risk. The list can be used to map locations where thieves will have a higher likelihood of finding firearms.

The County did have the decency to alert the permit holders that their information was being shared. CN obtained the text of a letter that was sent to all 317.

“The Office of the Sheriff has received a California Public Records Request Act from ABC7 News for the disclosure of all CCW permit holders’ names and home addresses from January 1, 2011 to date. The provisions of statutory and decisional law mandates most information contained in CCW applications and permits are subject to public disclosure. The law specifically allows for limited exceptions to public disclosure include the home addresses of permit holders employed in certain occupations, including judges, court commissioners or magistrates, deputy district attorney’s and peace officers. Names of CCW permit holders are not except from public disclosure.

In compliance with the law, the Office of the Sheriff will soon be releasing your name and city of residence as a CCW permit holder in response to the ABC7 News request. CCW permit holders in the above occupations will not have their city of residence released. The office of the Sheriff has declined to release the home address of any permit holder, regardless of occupation, in accordance with our interpretation of statutory and decisional law.  The Office of the Sheriff understands you may have well founded concerns about your privacy, including release of your home address, and the Office of the Sheriff intends to protect this privacy in balance with its obligation to comply with the law regarding public records. If, in the future, the Office of the Sheriff is in receipt of information which indicates our position on the non-disclosure of CCW holders addresses cannot be legally justified, we will be forced to release your address unless there is a qualifying statutory exception as described above.”

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They’re Calling It The World’s Most Deadliest Bullet, And Here’s How It Works

Well it looks like you can all go home, bullet makers, because G2 Research has just made the 9mm R.I.P. Cartridge —  also known as, the last round you’ll ever need. The R.I.P, or ‘Radically Invasive Projectile’ is designed to maximize the dissipation of energy, creating a high level of accuracy.

The R.I.P. is still undergoing multiple testing, but after watching this video, the R.I.P. can be classified as nothing short of terrifying.

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GUN REVIEW: Chiappa’s Little Badger

The Chiappa Little Badger weighs less than 3 pounds and has an overall expanded length of 31 inches. Ifirst encountered the Chiappa Little Badger single-shot, I pegged it as a survival rifle. It comes in basic black, either in 22LR or 22WMR, both of which are fine for small game. With an overall length of 31 inches, it is already small, but it also folds over and onto itself, creating an extremely compact triangle about 16.5 inches tall and 8 inches across the base. It weighs less than 3 pounds, making it only slightly heavier than large center-fire pistols.

The Little Badger’s overall design principal is minimalistic. The Chiappa engineers gave the little gun everything it needs but resisted the temptation to load it down with things it didn’t.

For example, it has no foregrip other than four 4-inch pieces of Picatinny tactical rail attached to the flats of the barrel shroud. They form a good gripping surface and give the shooter a place to mount a 4X scope and perhaps a tactical light for hunting nocturnal creatures, like raccoons and opossums. If you mount a scope, the factory offers a horizontal bar you can attach to the grooved thumb portion of the hammer that lets you cock it from either side of the scope. Also, there is no safety other than a half-cock notch on the hammer. A survival rifle should be rugged, and mechanically simple. The Little Badger fits the bill.

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The Little Badger is rugged and mechanically simple, just as any perfect survival rifle should be.

The factory sights are M1 Carbine-style fixed front with an adjustable rear. The large knob allows for precise click adjustments for windage, and elevation is adjusted using a sliding rear aperture that has six different positions, four of which are numbered, but this slide can easily be pushed out of place if you aren’t careful. The sights, like the rail, ammunition holder and buttplate, are made of plastic, which didn’t appeal to me, but this is not an expensive rifle with an MSRP of $225, and they worked fine. My only concern is that they might not prove durable enough for long-term field use. Then again, my testing was not destructive and these parts might prove fully adequate. The rifle’s receiver, barrel shroud and trigger guard are made of hard zinc alloy. The hammer, trigger, action-release lever, extractor, all the screws and pins, barrel and wire buttstock are made of steel.

The wire buttstock was surprisingly comfortable, and its length and comb height can be adjusted to a limited degree by loosening the screws that hold the left and right sides of the receiver, pulling the upper and lower legs of the stock in or out, and then retightening. I found that my eye naturally lined up with the sights, so I didn’t change a thing.

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A practical feature on this Chiappa is the 12-cartridge holder built into the buttstock. The simple friction-fit slots hold the rounds steady, but is not so tight that the bullets couldn’t be knocked loose if you dropped the rifle on a hard surface or went thrashing through the brush.

During accuracy testing, I shot from a sandbag rest at 25 yards. To get shots on my point of aim, I set the elevation slide to “2.” My best results came from Winchester 22LR, 36-grain, copper-plated hollow points, which turned out an average group size of 1.42 inches and an average velocity of 1,199 feet per second, measured 12 feet from the muzzle. A close second was the Federal Lightning 22LR 40-grain, solid lead bullet, which turned out groups averaging 1.54 inches and an average velocity of 1,204 fps. I experimented by plinking with a mixed bag of loose ammo that I had accumulated over the years and found that the rifle seemed to shoot quite well overall. I started to feel as though I couldn’t miss with it, which I credit to an excellent trigger. This is a survival rifle with a target rifle’s trigger. It breaks crisply at just under 5 pounds. Tin cans, milk jug caps, broken PEZ dispensers and squirrels, beware! There is a new sheriff in town and it is a Little Badger.

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The barrel comes handily threaded at a half inch by

28 threads per inch for a suppressor.

I had a lot of fun shooting this rifle. In the process of evaluating it, I concluded that this is a great rifle to teach youngsters to shoot with. Its small scale and light weight made it easy for them to hold. It is a single shot, which takes a lot of the is-that-magazine-empty anxiety out of the instructional process. Using the round ammo holder in the stock, young students feel they have responsibility for their rounds, and allows you to visually keep track of it so no one ends up having unauthorized ammo for show-and-tell back at school. We all know these days that that will lead to expulsion from school for the student, and potential life imprisonment for you.

 

In many respects, this rifle is a reincarnation of the old Quackenbush and other youth bicycle rifles. Inexpensive, small, light, collapsible for easy transport and intended for fun wherever a kid’s (or grown-up’s) feet might pedal them, this type of rifle was very popular around 1900. The Little Badger even comes with its own light nylon backpack carrying case, adorned with a Little Badger head. The Chiappa Little Badger is a kid-sized gun that any boy or girl could easily learn to shoot with, and then keep for the rest of their lives. ASJ

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Textron Shows off New 6.5mm Case-Telescoped Carbine

QUANTICO, Virginia — Textron Systems unveiled its new 6.5mm case-telescoped carbine at Modern Day Marine 2016. The weighted model represents Textron’s latest effort to develop a new age of infantry weapons that fire weight-saving, case-telescoped ammunition. Textron has made significant advancements in this technology with its Light Weight Small Arms Technology, or LSAT – an Army funded program that has so far yielded working lightweight machine guns in both 5.56mm and 7.62mm.

The new 6.5 CS carbine emerged out of an intermediate caliber study Textron conducted in 2014, according to Ben Cole, project engineer.

Currently, the empty weight of the mock-up carbine is 8.7 pounds. A magazine loaded with 20 rounds of case-telescoped 6.5mm ammunition adds one pound. An M4A1 carbine weighs 7.74 pounds empty and about 8.74 pounds with a loaded 30-round mag.

Case-telescoped ammunition is about 40-percent lighter when you compare it to the standard brass ammo in the same caliber, Cole said.

The 123 grain 6.5mm has a muzzle velocity of about 3,000 feet per second, Cole said.

Comparatively, the 62 grain bullet on the M855A1 has a muzzle velocity of 2,970 feet per second, according to U.S. Army data.

“If you take this 6.5mm bullet at our muzzle velocity, it’s 300 percent more down-range energy than the M855A1,” Cole said. “So for a minimal weight gain, you would have significantly more down-range lethality.”

Textron officials hope to have a working prototype to begin testing early next year, Cole said.

“We are trying to go after the next requirement for soldier rifles,” Cole said.

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The AK-47 vs. AR-15: Which Is the Better Rifle?

It’s the best-selling rifle in the U.S. versus the most famous rifle in the world. It’s the legendary Avtomat Kalashnikova (AK-47) versus the ArmaLite Rifle-15 (AR-15). To the untrained eye, the two rifles may look slightly similar — but they couldn’t be farther apart.

So which is better?

The following chart from Tactical Gear strips the two rifles down to their basic functionalities to get to the heart of the matter. Enjoy:

The Ultimate Face Off: AK 47 vs. AR 15

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Federal Court Rules There is a ‘Fundamental Right’ to AR-15’s

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has ruled that Americans have a “fundamental right” to so-called assault weapons, a major victory for gun rights. A three judge panel ruled that Maryland’s Firearm Safety Act of 2013, ban against what the court called “the vast majority of semi-automatic rifles commonly kept by several million American citizens”, is a blunt violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

“This case was a major victory for the NRA and gun rights advocates.”

Adam Winkler, UCLA law professor

“In our view, Maryland law implicates the core protection of the Second Amendment — the right of law-abiding responsible citizens to use arms in defense of hearth and home,” Chief Judge William Traxler wrote in the divided ruling.

In his ruling, Judge Traxler sent the case back to the District Court for review, demanding they apply “strict scrutiny” – a stringent constitutional test that almost no gun control legislation can survive.

“This case was a major victory for the NRA and gun rights advocates,” said Adam Winkler, a law professor at UCLA who specializes in Second Amendment law. “This opinion is an important one because it subjects important gun control laws to the most strict form of judicial scrutiny.”

While the Supreme Court has not yet weighed in on these cases, Justice Clarence Thomas has complained that the Second Amendment was being relegated to “a second-class right.”

“If a broad ban on firearms can be upheld based on conjecture that the public might feel safer (while being no safer at all), then the Second Amendment guarantees nothing,” he wrote, and added that those earlier decisions enshrining the right to gun ownership shouldn’t be expected to “clarify the entire field.”

You can read the full ruling here (PDF link).

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