Firearms in the Media

Covering firearms’ portrayal in the media.

  • Group Giving Away Free Shotguns

    Today with all of the panic and fret of gun control, buybacks, and bans, in a strange twist of fate a non-profit group is striving to (wait for it) put free shotguns and the training to use them in the hands of needy citizens. This organization calls itself the Armed Citizens Project. Who is this group? The Armed Citizens Project seems to be the brainchild of one Kyle Coplen, a University of Houston MPA grad student. Founded earlier this year the group is in the process of registering as a...
  • 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...
  • Boston Bombers Had Trouble Getting Guns

    In one of the most heinous acts of terrorism committed in modern times on the soil of the United States, the pair of immigrant bombing suspects in Boston apparently had trouble laying hands on firearms. No Permits The two suspects in the Boston bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26 and his brother Dzhokhar, engaged police in multiple active firefights across the city. The thing is, according to a Reuter's article, they were not licensed to own guns in the town where they lived. Neither brother had...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  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. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
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