WIG 061 - Triple Barreled, Colt & Defensive Gun Use

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Commentary on the latest firearms industry news, information and buzz. Brought to you by the Firearms Radio Network.  I’m your host J.W. Ramp, cohost of the AR-15 Podcast.

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FN took the new contract, but Colt just got a $54.4m contract to upgrade carbines with full-auto fire controls, ambi selectors and heavier barrels to get M4s to M4A1s.

Army is currently testing M855 EPR - hotter round that burns through barrels quicker.

Israeli’s also are developing a cheaper alternative to the M262 high-accuracy round http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/02/27/imi-razor-core-5-56-ammo/

http://www.guns.com/2014/03/05/colt-lands-54-5-million-army-contract-m4-pip-upgrade-program/

http://www.guns.com/2014/03/01/u-s-army-buys-7-5-million-worth-ambi-controls-m4s/

Triple-barrel shotgun from Chiappa. Wouldn’t uncle Joe just love this? It’s got a stock that pops off in the middle to keep things short

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/03/05/chiappa-triple-threat-home-defense-shotgun/

DEFENSIVE GUN USES

Man in Huntington Station, NY faces manslaughter charges after opening fire on an armed intruder breaking into his home. All caught on home surveillance. Fired two shots, intruder later died.

http://www.guns.com/2014/03/05/ny-resident-charged-manslaughter-fatally-shooting-armed-intruder-video/

Chicago Gas Station Shooting - Off duty cop shoots robber. Video captured on surveillance cameras shows tactics cop used to draw while the robber was pointing a gun at him. Lessons learned?

http://www.gunnuts.net/2014/02/20/lessons-from-the-real-world-chicago-gas-station-shooting/

POLITICS & OTHER NEWS

Everyone gets fired up about Facebook banning gun posts. Very much not the case. They are advising people that are listing regulated items (like guns) with language like “NO BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED” and the like to make sure to comply with local rules.

From the NSSF - “Facebook today acted to provide clarification to its policies on postings concerning firearms and agreed to provide educational messaging on its platform. We are in agreement that all applicable laws should be observed in the private transfer of firearms. We would have welcomed the opportunity to provide our industry’s perspective, however, and regret that we were not consulted. Facebook’s clarification will not affect the lawful commerce in firearm and ammunition products for NSSF members and their customers.”

http://gunssavelives.net/blog/breaking-facebook-will-not-ban-gun-related-pages-announces-new-education-and-enforcement-for-commercial-sales/

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/03/robert-farago/nra-response-facebook-policy-damp-squib/

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/03/daniel-zimmerman/nssf-responds-to-facebooks-firearms-sales-policy-announcement/#more-302013

Brady campaign thinks FB didn’t do enough

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/03/robert-farago/brady-campaign-prevent-gun-violence-statement-facebook-policy/

Kid makes gun shape with his hand and gets suspended.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/03/04/ohio-fifth-grader-suspended-for-exposing-other-students-to-a-level-2-lookalike-firearm-guess-what-it-was/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=ShareButtons

Wayne LaPierre gave his speech at CPAC. Attacked mainstream media and corrupt politics. “We don’t trust government, because government itself has proven unworthy of our trust. We trust ourselves and we trust what we know in our hearts to be right.”

http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/06/cpac-wayne-lapierres-speech/

Some criminals have more firearms training than police. “According to the study, 40 percent of the criminal attackers received formal firearms training, over 80 percent regularly practiced with firearms (averaging 23 practice sessions a year), more than 40 percent had at least one gunfight experience and 25 percent had been involved in more than five gunfights.”

http://www.americanrifleman.org/article.php?cat=20&sub=26&id=29332

Illinois woman who sued the state for the right to carry a gun, is one of the first to receive her license in the mail, almost four and a half years since she was brutally attacked in her church without means of defense.

http://www.wsiltv.com/news/local/Concealed-Carry-Licenses-Arrive-in-the-Region--248679621.html

CALIFORNIA

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/03/05/6212877/yolo-county-concealed-weapons.html

CONNECTICUT

http://www.dcclothesline.com/2014/02/28/patriot-activist-makes-list-home-addresses-ct-legislators-voted-favor-gun-control/

http://divinefreedomradio.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/molon-labe-connecticut-gun-group-issues-ultimatum-to-government/

NEW JERSEY

10-rd magazine ban also applies to tube-fed semi-automatics as “assault rifles” - those in possession become felons overnight.

http://www.ammoland.com/2014/02/new-jersey-democratss-mag-bill-is-a-gun-ban-automatically-makes-you-a-felon/#axzz2vEoLwmzP

http://personalliberty.com/2014/03/03/new-jersey-gun-law-would-turn-your-22-into-an-assault-weapon-and-you-into-a-felon/

Other Stories

http://www.guns.com/2014/03/01/minnesota-concealed-carry-permit-applications-double-2013-nearly-triple-since-2009/

http://www.ammoland.com/2014/02/nj-senate-president-tweets-no-mass-shootings-in-nj-no-need-for-self-defense/

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/03/daniel-zimmerman/walther-accused-illegal-arms-exports-columbia/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/swiss-arms-rifle-owners-granted-amnesty-by-government-1.2558585

http://www.gamepolitics.com/2014/03/06/kentucky-man-pleads-guilty-selling-guns-he-hid-hollow-xboxes

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2014/02/28/non-stop-review-neeson-thriller-new-left-wing-low

http://www.guns.com/2014/03/05/gunsmithracecar-driverphilosopher-king-builds-fusion-reactor-home-video/

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/03/chris-dumm/irresponsible-gun-owner-day-just-practicing-joe-biden-drill/

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