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San Antonio Drops ShotSpotters, System not Cost Effective

The technological costs of systems such as ShotSpotters are likely to go down; but the personnel costs are likely to increase. While the system sounds plausible in theory, in San  Antonio it has not been cost effective in practice.

Limiting Monthly Gun Purchases Does Nothing to Stop Criminals

Gov. McAuliffe’s pursuing a law to limit gun purchases to “one-gun-a-month” in Virginia–an amendment attached to Senate Bill 1023. His reasoning? It’s about “public safety” and “common sense.”

“Modernized” Undetectable Firearms Bill Would Outlaw Glocks, Many AR Clones

The bill “Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act of 2017”, would stifle innovation and experimentation, without impacting terrorists or criminals.

Silencerco CEO Invited to Trump Inauguration

SilencerCo CEO Josh Waldron is honored to be a part of the momentous occasion of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s inauguration on January 20th.

Donald Trump Jr. Helping Lead Charge to Deregulate Gun Silencers

The eldest son of President-elect Donald Trump is partnering with SilencerCo to help deregulate gun silencers nationally. Financially Supports 2nd Amendment Advocacy Groups…sort of

Now usually I advocate and follow a personal boycott of all anti 2nd Amendment establishments but the ease, cost and range of items at Amazon was making it very difficult for me to do so.

But then I found out something that just amuses me greatly.

5 Fascinating Firearms No Longer In Use

Firearms have largely defined our nation’s history since our inception. Whether for personal defense or combat, dozens of firearms had been used throughout history. Below are five firearms that have ceased operation but continue to leave a lasting impression:

Cabot Gun Company Forges First Extraterrestrial Space Gun

A long long time ago in a galaxy not so far away a piece of space rock came hurtling towards planet Earth and crashed into sub-Saharan Africa. The Gibeon Meteorite crashed into Earth roughly 4.5 billion years ago and was discovered in 1836 by English Captain J.E Alexander in Nambia.

Build a Rocket Stove On The Cheap

With all the politics, legislation and real tales of self defense that gets covered here on Bullets First sometimes I like to mix it up a bit when I find something interesting that is 2nd Amendment adjacent. In this instance I am referring to the every-man’s rocket stove. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the term, the rocket stove is an efficient cooking stove using small diameter wood fuel which is burned in a simple high-temperature combustion chamber containing a vertical chimney and a secondary air supply, which ensures almost complete combustion prior to the flames reaching the cooking surface. Here’s a design that gives you the gist of it: That above design calls for a 55 gallon drum, and trust me there are others out there that seem more apropos to shuttle launches than grilling up some food; with a price tag to match. Leave it...

2nd Amendment DIY Edition

Sorry faithful readers, due to my internet connection being suspect at best I have had limited opportunity to keep the site up to date this week.   Hopefully by March 1st things will be right as rain and will continue to give you the latest and greatest in the fight for our rights with regards to the 2nd Amendment. In the meantime, here is another example of why gun control will always fail; you cannot eliminate ingenuity and innovation. Hence the do it yourself (DIY) brand of arms. As we have seen with 3D printed guns, if there is a will, people will find a way. And let’s not forget one of my personal favorites, the guy who created a working BLUNDERBUSS hand cannon from objects he found AFTER going through airport security: Inventor Proves TSA and Gun Control a Fraud.  Builds Blunderbuss Shotgun In Airport AFTER Checkpoint....

Gun Controllers Use Technology To Undermine the 2nd Amendment

In a case of irony (mired in gun controller hypocrisy) gun control zealots in California have abandoned their long help argument that guns have become more advanced than the Founding Fathers could have foreseen and therefore they must be outlawed. The new argument, at least in California, is that firearms are NOT advanced enough and as such should be outlawed. I’m speaking of course of the psuedo-science behind the notion of “microstamping.”  Mircrostamping is the idea that the firing pin of a gun can implant identification markers on the shell casings thus identifying the person who shot that round. Before I get into the technical aspect of why this idea fails allow me to address the practical reasons such an idea fails. If you have time to police your brass (ie premeditated shooting) then the technology does nothing. If you use a revolver which keeps the brass in your...

Capitalism and Technology Sounding Death Knell for Gun Control

As I had earlier this month, the 3D printer and PC Milling machine are sounding the death knell for Big Brother’s Gun Control schemes.  The technology is getting to the point where  ease and affordability of these machines has all but gutted the gun controllers argument that gun control is actually meant to target criminals. We all know that the truth is more nefarious than that.  Gun control is not about safety but about control.  Control of the populace.  When anyone can plug in a program, some metal and some time and come away with a functioning firearm the argument for gun control all but falls apart. Yes.  Criminals are going to use this so they don’t have to steal guns anymore, or go to Mexico and buy back Obama’s guns that he smuggled across the border. Also patriots will begin using these machines because the less interference and...

Iconic AK-47 Inventor Passes Away

I love America. I think we are pretty much the bees knees when it comes a lot of things But sometimes you’ve got to give a commie his due. The world lost a pioneer today, Mikhail Kalashnikov passed away today at the ripe old age of 94. His lasting legacy will be the firearm that bears his name, the  Avtomat Kalashnikova that he created in November of 1947; thereafter known colloquially as the AK-47. Despite being the poster child gun for gun controllers who wish to stamp out so called “assault rifles” the AK-47 is one of the most impressive rifles of the modern era. Compared it a M-16, which can be fickle in both weather and cleaning, the AK can be tossed in a mud pit, covered in sand, run over by a truck, left there over the winter and still be ready to fire when you pull the trigger. It...

US Spymasters use octopus to mock Americans in regards to the death of privacy

The octopus.  For more than a century, it has been the animal of choice to illustrate an overreaching, omnipresent and nefarious organization with ill intent.  The Spymasters in the US feel that they are so above reproach that they freely advertise themselves with the symbol. While fitting, it is still a wonder at how tone-deaf the people at the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office are that they have not only chosen the octopus as their mascot but have fully embraced its connotations. The new logo features a giant, world-dominating octopus, its sucker-covered tentacles encircling the planet while it looks on with determination, a steely glint in its enormous eye. The logo carries a five-word tagline: “Nothing is beyond our reach.” Nothing is beyond their reach.  No doubt.  The death of individual privacy, the shredding of the 4th Amendment, the tyranny of the State, nothing seems beyond the reach of the US...

Gun Controllers push for Robot Apocalypse rather than arming teachers

Sci-fi is only fiction until it isn’t. A company in silicon valley has created a 5ft tall, 300 lb R2D2 looking robot that they hope will keep tragedies like Sandy Hook and other school shootings from happening. “We founded Knightscope after what happened at Sandy Hook,” said the company’s co-founder William Santana Li. “You are never going to have an armed officer in every school.” No, because an armed “officer” (could be a teacher) would be effective and since gun controllers in general have an aversion to logical solutions that work, they march out idiotic ideas like have a robot monitoring the halls. Let’s just touch base with the obvious problem as it relates to Mr. Li’s statement.  Unless this monstrosity is armed with kung fu devensive programming or armament itself (which is another HUGE problem if it were) what you basically have is an oversized, overpriced, overly intrusive smoke...

The Right to Bear Arms: From Flintlocks to Lightsabers, what will the government control?

A common fallacy that the gun control crowd likes to put forth is that the 2nd Amendment limits the weapons available to the people of today to those available in the 1700’s.   Basically muskets, flintlock pistols and swords. While that makes as much sense as the limiting of the First amendment to single page press machines and speaking at town squares (thus excluding television, phones, internet etc), with the advance of technology I can only imagine what the controllers will say when I want to keep and bear my lightsaber. Lightsaber?!?!?! Yes, lightsaber. A team of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) physicists have discovered a molecule that behaves exactly like the weapon made famous by Luke Skywalker. You can read the story about how they inadvertently discovered the “lightsaber” molecule here. With the gun controllers getting their panties in bunch over a sporting rifle being...