Firearms in the Media

Covering firearms’ portrayal in the media.

  • Civilians and Active Shooters

    So you are sitting, chilling out in your home when you hear gunfire outside. When you pop your head out you see one of your neighbors hiding behind a tree taking pot shots with a rifle. Its then you notice that the person he is popping off at is a police officer barricaded behind his patrol car. What do you do? Well this isn't a scenario, it really happened last month in Early, Texas. Charles Ronald Conner, the neighbor with the rifle, had just shot and killed a couple in their 50s over a...
  • 2000 Unissued Kimbers Found

    The US military has long used rimfire caliber rifles for basic marksmanship training as well as JROTC/ROTC/CAP programs. These rifles are among some of the best steel you can get and are widely sought after by both collectors and target shooters alike. One of the best and most modern of these, the Kimber 82(Government) series, is now available again for a short time. What is the Kimber 82? Produced for the US Army from 1987-1990, more than Kimber of Oregon contracted 20,000 of these...
  • You, Too, Can Get Bin Laden

    Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was placed on the (FBI) lists of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives and Most Wanted Terrorists for his involvement in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa. After the September 11 attacks under his hand, he catapulted to the top of the list and held a $50-million bounty on his head. Ten years later, on May 2, 2011, a team of heroic US military special operations personnel ended his life (but did not collect the reward!) in Abbottabad, Pakistan. For the past...
  • The Most Heavily Armed Man in the Produce Section

    In the past year, a number of violent crimes have hit the news involving grocery stores. In each, you can draw a lesson in personal protection. In January, two men burst into a supermarket in Milwaukee with the intent to rob it. One of the alleged robbers was waving a shotgun around and acting in a threatening manner. He received gunfire from a CCW holder that wounded and disarmed him. The suspects were taken into custody and Milwaukee police suspect them in a string of robberies in the...
  • Putting the Car Back in Carbine

    On what he thought would be a regular day, a 33-year old, construction truck driver came to an intersection in a major US city. A crowd of people yelled at him to stop, which he did. He was then pulled from his truck and brutally beaten, sustaining serious head injuries. Because of the injuries he suffered during the attacks, the truck driver had to undergo years of rehabilitative therapy, and his speech and ability to walk were permanently damaged. It can happen. The Department of Justice...
  1. Ruger Puts Gun Sales on Hold

    One of the most popular firearms manufacturers is in a little jam right now. It appears that you just cannot have enough of a good thing. (photo from Ruger) Ruger issued the following press release this week: "Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Reports Strong First Quarter Bookings March 21, 2012 Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR), announced today that for the first quarter 2012, the Company has received orders for more than one million units. Therefore, the Company has temporarily...
  2. Putting the Car Back in Carbine

    On what he thought would be a regular day, a 33-year old, construction truck driver came to an intersection in a major US city. A crowd of people yelled at him to stop, which he did. He was then pulled from his truck and brutally beaten, sustaining serious head injuries. Because of the injuries he suffered during the attacks, the truck driver had to undergo years of rehabilitative therapy, and his speech and ability to walk were permanently damaged. It can happen. The Department of Justice...
  3. The Most Heavily Armed Man in the Produce Section

    In the past year, a number of violent crimes have hit the news involving grocery stores. In each, you can draw a lesson in personal protection. In January, two men burst into a supermarket in Milwaukee with the intent to rob it. One of the alleged robbers was waving a shotgun around and acting in a threatening manner. He received gunfire from a CCW holder that wounded and disarmed him. The suspects were taken into custody and Milwaukee police suspect them in a string of robberies in the...
  4. Warping a Tragedy

    Just a few months ago, a young man lost his life. No matter the reason behind it, that is a tragedy. Now, before a dutifully appointed jury can hold a hearing to see if he lost his life lawfully or unlawfully, the case is being thrown about in the media. Tragically, it is turning into a second amendment issue. The basic facts are this; the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman took place on February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old African...
  5. Army Tells Troops No PMAGS

    Since terrorist extremists viciously attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, our fighting men and women have been neck deep in alligators around the world fighting the Global War on Terror. From the Horn of Africa to the Philippines with stops in Afghanistan and Iraq, our warriors have often had to buy their own gear if they wanted quality equipment. One of the more popular pieces of kit around was the polymer PMAG series of magazines developed and marketed by Magpul. Engineered...
  6. Stolen Museum Gun Shows Up On TV

    So you're the curator of a museum and you have a near priceless antique Colt vanish. The police have no leads. No signs of it on Craigslist, Gunbroker, or the local pawnshops. Then late one night almost a year later, while watching TV, in walks your missing gun. The case of the missing Dragoon Jim Gordon's Casa Escuela Museum in Glorieta, New Mexico is a small privately run collection of vintage firearms. Like many small museums, the Escuela does not have regular business hours to...
  7. The New Greener Greentip

    The Army set out to make a more environmentally friendly bullet, and wound up with something to really brag about. Why the EPR There was nothing fundamentally wrong with the M855 "Green Tip" ammo that the United States has been using since 1982, except that it has a lot of lead in it. With the adoption of the Montreal Protocols, Executive Order (1993), EPA 17 List, and AEC Study into lead contamination, the Army began looking for an unleaded solution to their 5.56mm rounds. With the use of...
  8. Civilians and Active Shooters

    So you are sitting, chilling out in your home when you hear gunfire outside. When you pop your head out you see one of your neighbors hiding behind a tree taking pot shots with a rifle. Its then you notice that the person he is popping off at is a police officer barricaded behind his patrol car. What do you do? Well this isn't a scenario, it really happened last month in Early, Texas. Charles Ronald Conner, the neighbor with the rifle, had just shot and killed a couple in their 50s over a...
  9. You, Too, Can Get Bin Laden

    Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was placed on the (FBI) lists of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives and Most Wanted Terrorists for his involvement in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa. After the September 11 attacks under his hand, he catapulted to the top of the list and held a $50-million bounty on his head. Ten years later, on May 2, 2011, a team of heroic US military special operations personnel ended his life (but did not collect the reward!) in Abbottabad, Pakistan. For the past...
  10. The Modern Gun Culture

    Over the years, the gun culture in the United States has taken it on the chin. Long we have been the target of left-leaning politicians and media outlets with an agenda, Hollywood movies, and overly critical television shows that use the stereotypical clich of a crazed gunman repeatedly to make a dollar. Let's look at how this has changed recently. Hip Gun Owners In the past twenty years, there has been a shift in the gun owner's community towards a more modern and professional gun owner....
  11. 2000 Unissued Kimbers Found

    The US military has long used rimfire caliber rifles for basic marksmanship training as well as JROTC/ROTC/CAP programs. These rifles are among some of the best steel you can get and are widely sought after by both collectors and target shooters alike. One of the best and most modern of these, the Kimber 82(Government) series, is now available again for a short time. What is the Kimber 82? Produced for the US Army from 1987-1990, more than Kimber of Oregon contracted 20,000 of these...
  12. Lean Times Mean Less Cops

    Just when you would think that they community would need its thin blue line the most, local cash-strapped governments are having to fray the ends and ask a smaller community of cops to do more with less. In some cases, they are even cutting that frayed blue line away altogether. What's the problem? No matter whether you call it the Great Recession, the Lesser Depression, or just the economic crisis, but since 2007 the US has been sliding into a financial crisis. Governments big, small and...
  13. Freedom Group Up for Sale

    On December 14, 2012, 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The incident is the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, behind the killings at Virginia Tech in 2007. What is particularly heinous about the crime is that many of the victims are prepubescent children. The attacker, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, according to news reports used a Bushmaster XM-15 .223-caliber rifle in the commission of his barbaric act. His mother, who he killed in...
  14. Seal Sniper Legend Chris Kyle Murdered

    On Groundhogs Day 2013, one of the most famous military marksmen in US history was killed. Chris Kyle, Navy Seal sniper, author, and activist, was shot to death at a shooting range in his home state of Texas in an action that does not appear to be an accident. Who Was Chris Kyle Born in 1974 in Odessa, Texas, Chris Kyle grew up with guns. In his bestselling autobiography, American Sniper, he details hunting and being a sportsman. After a stint as a cowboy and bronco rider on the rodeo...
  15. Gun Companies Stand with the People

    In recent months there has been a concerted push by the gun control (they now prefer to be called gun violence) advocates to strictly regulate the arms that are available to the public. With a small but vocal minority of left-wingers screaming from the rafters and trotting out event figurines, they are asking for unprecedented restrictions on currently legal firearms and accessories. Not to cave into the fear mongers, some of the biggest names in the industry are making a very public choice...
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