Lone Star Gun Show at Will Rogers Center in Fort Worth This Weekend.

Two more weekends of pre-Christmas Shopping.

This weekend we are over in Fort Worth at the Will Rogers Center.  At the Lone Star show we are locate over toward the south west corner of the venue.

We have lots of new high end knives including a couple of otf Heretics and a real nice Guardian Tactical.

Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

We’ll see you there!

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‘‘I Am the ‘Good Guy With a Gun’’’: Black Gun Owners Reject Stereotypes, Demand Respect

Rights are rights because they belong to all people.  When you deny some groups of people their rights those rights become privileges enjoyed by only some people.

The Second Amendment extends the right to keep and bear arms to all citizens.

From The New York Times:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/08/reader-center/gun-rights-black-people.html

After recent incidents in which police officers shot black men who tried to stop a shooting, African-American gun owners told us how they navigate being wrongly perceived as a threat.

By Lela Moore
Dec. 8, 2018

Kyle Doheny and Michael Anderson are licensed gun owners who live in different states but have a few things in common. Both are black men who have worked in public safety or national defense. And both say that when they carry their guns, some people don’t respect their Second Amendment rights.

The two were among the more than 100 people who responded when we asked black gun owners to tell us about their interactions with law enforcement, other authorities and the general public.

Since July, at least three black men in the United States have been shot by police in separate incidents while trying, according to witnesses, to stop an active shooting.

A quarter of black men and women in a 2017 Pew survey said they own guns.

Some of those who wrote us said they have had no issues with authorities or the general public. Others said they have faced fearful store owners and had confrontations with law enforcement over guns they carried legally; and explained why, despite the stereotyping and sometimes outright hostility they face, they still carry a gun.

Continue reading at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/08/reader-center/gun-rights-black-people.html

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Despite Strict Gun Laws, California Firearm Homicides Up 18 Percent

From Personal Defense World: https://www.personaldefenseworld.com/2018/12/california-firearm-homicides/

The Golden State may be the mecca for gun control, but despite having some of the nation’s strictest laws, California firearm homicides continue to rise.

Personal Defense World
December 10, 2018

For years, some folks have claimed that stricter gun laws would prevent gun violence. However, even with most of the desired gun-control laws enacted, California firearm homicides are up 18 percent from 2014 to 2016.

One of the biggest changes anti-gunners push is universal background checks. This forces all gun purchases to go through a licensed dealer. This includes private sales among individuals, as well as between family members. Anti-gunners also want waiting periods, limits on number of guns purchased and ammunition limits. All this, of course, is in addition to a ban on “assault” rifles, such as AR-15s.

Unfortunately for them, California law already requires most of these actions. In the Golden State, all guns sales must go through an FFL dealer. Also, the law requires a 10-day waiting period on gun purchases, and gun owners much register all firearms. Lawmakers even enacted a law at the beginning of the year that requires ammunition sales to go through licensed in-state ammunition dealers. This even includes online orders of ammunition. Additionally, starting on Jan. 1, 2019, every ammunition purchase requires a background check similar to buying a gun. California is the state where it will be determined whether or not gun-control laws work.

Strict Laws Don’t Prevent California Firearm Homicides

California has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. In fact, California gun law is much stricter than federal law. Most of this is because California lawmakers haven’t seen many gun-control laws they don’t like. Lawmakers have enacted pretty much every gun law desired by anti-gun crowd. However, California firearm homicides haven’t dropped. In fact, the homicide rate has gone the opposite direction. The number of firearm homicides have risen.

So, despite there being numerous laws reducing the availability of firearms, violence continues to grow. It is almost as if only law-biding citizens, those typically not prone to crime, are the only ones following the law. Criminals continue to obtain firearms via illegal methods.

California is pretty much the testing ground for gun control. So, if these laws work, reports will starting rolling out discussing success. However, it doesn’t currently look like this is going to happen. If gun-control laws in California can’t curb gun violence, anti-gunners will simply claim more laws are needed to reduce gun violence.

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Gun Industry Restrictions Will Hurt Workers

From America’s First Freedom:   https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2018/12/8/gun-industry-restrictions-will-hurt-workers/

by Zita Ballinger Fletcher
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Many people who seek to infringe on Second Amendment rights advocate the passage of “harsher gun laws” to allegedly benefit the common good. But does anyone actually understand what “harsher gun laws” mean for a state’s economy?

Most advocates for arbitrary and unconstitutional restrictions on the freedoms of gun manufacturers claim to be targeting only certain businesses and customers. This logic is false. These misinformed reformers make the naïve assumption that the gun industry is a separate entity from the rest of the American economy. Nothing could be further from the truth.

In reality, the gun manufacturing industry—like the automobile manufacturing industry—is intrinsically entwined with the broader economy all across the United States.

According to the 2018 Economic Impact Report of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), firearms and ammunition manufacturers contributed an average of $51 billion to the nation’s economy—not just by selling guns, but by stimulating many diverse jobs including retail, printing, box manufacturing, plastic manufacturing and small metalwork. The industry and its employees also created an average of $6.78 billion in property, income and sales-based taxes in addition to over $717.81 million in federal excise taxes, according to the report.

Legal blows aimed at gun manufacturers will hit ordinary workers in ordinary jobs—like workers at food-delivery companies serving workers at manufacturing plants. Cuts to gun manufacturers and employee layoffs will also drain revenue from stores and restaurants located in areas where workers live.

“For every state that has been unfriendly to gun manufacturers and passed these restrictive laws, there are usually two or three states that are friendly and more than happy to welcome those manufacturers,” said Mike Bazinet, NSSF’s director of public affairs.

That’s good for the gun manufacturers. It gives them the opportunity to  take their economic growth and jobs with them. In 2016, Tennessee experienced an economic boost when Beretta moved its gun manufacturing operations there. Earlier this year, Weatherby Inc. announced a move from California to Wyoming, where the firearm company is projected to create 70 to 90 jobs and over $5 million in payroll within five years.

Continue reading at:  https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2018/12/8/gun-industry-restrictions-will-hurt-workers/

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Premier Gun Show in Allen This Weekend

This week we travel up the I75 to do a show in Allen for the second time this year.

It is at the Allen Event Center and hockey rink in the mall on the south east corner of the I75 and Stacy Road.

When we went to set up today we found that they have the ice down but thankfully covered with insulated boards.  Of course we are on the ice in the center of the building.

Admission is $8 in Humble and $10 in Allen, Kids 11 and under are FREE, and Parking is FREE! Say “REINDEER” at the door for a $1 off!

Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

We’ll see you there!

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House Dems Will Take Another Swing at ‘Universal Background Checks’

From The Truth About Guns:  https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2018/12/daniel-zimmerman/house-dems-will-take-another-swing-at-universal-background-checks/

Dec 06, 2018

Democrats are salivating at the prospect of Speaker Pelosi wielding the gavel in the House again in January and for the next two years. And while they have plenty on their plate in an effort to appease their ever left-drifting voters, one of their primary objectives is to introduce more gun control bills and get more votes on the record.

House Democrats plan to prioritize a bill that will require a background check for every gun sale, according to multiple sources close to the matter. The legislation represents an aggressive shift in strategy by Democrats and their gun reform allies, who in previous years had tended to pursue more modest background check bills that would have exempted large numbers of gun purchases.

TERMINOLOGY NOTE: remember the approved term of art is “gun reform” now. Please don’t use any outdated labels such as (i.e. gun control, registration, confiscation, Second Amendment limitations) that might spook middle-of-the-road voters, mkay?

Anyway, Dems have wanted to take another swing at universal background checks ever since the Manchin-Toomey bill went down in flames after Sandy Hook.

…(W)ith (Speaker) Ryan leaving Congress and Democrats winning control of the House, (California Rep. Mike) Thompson now plans to introduce a bill that will go further than any of those earlier proposals: It will require a background check for every gun sale or transfer, regardless of who’s doing the selling or transferring. The move has been in the works since before the election, when Thompson met with outside gun reform allies like the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown for Gun Safety, the Center for American Progress, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Giffords to talk about what they might push for if Democrats won the House.

A bill that will go further than earlier proposals? How much further?

The precise details of the legislation have not been finalized; Thompson is still discussing the bill with his fellow Democrats and plans to release more specifics sometime before the end of the year. Pelosi’s office told Mother Jones it could not confirm details about when the bill would be introduced in the next session, but its emergence makes good on a promise Pelosi made to the student survivors of the Parkland shooting—with whom she regularly discusses gun reform priorities—about passing universal background checks if Democrats regained control of the House.

In other words, Thompson’s sitting down with Bloomberg’s minions as well as a couple of others from Giffords and Brady to draft something that will jack up the hassle and expense factors to keep as many Americans from navigating the system as possible.

Continue reading at:  https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2018/12/daniel-zimmerman/house-dems-will-take-another-swing-at-universal-background-checks/

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Slide Spider Lets You Get a Grip

From America’s First Freedom:  https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2018/10/19/slide-spider-lets-you-get-a-grip/

by L.A. Luebbert
Friday, October 19, 2018

We’ve all heard the advice that if someone can’t rack a slide, they shouldn’t be buying a semi-automatic handgun. But sometimes situations arise that make it difficult for someone who could typically rack the slide easily that to do it safely. Maybe a law-abiding gun owner has developed arthritis, or maybe a law enforcement officer’s gun is slick with blood.

Enter the Slide Spider, a proprietary silicone-based adhesive strip that provides enough added friction that it requires less effort to rack the slide on your semi-automatic. Slide Spider is the brainchild of ArachniGrip. The name of the company and product are rooted, no doubt, in the appearance of the laser-cut product. It’s designed to run between the serrations on the manufacturer’s slide, so it looks like a spider.

The concept isn’t new. People have been using things like skateboard tape on their own, but it can tear with use. This adhering device was put through the wringer in an effort to find a blend that is closer to marine tape, ensuring that the product will hold up longer while still maintaining its integrity of purpose. ArachniGrip co-founder Bob Biedenbach said the Slide Spider has survived being stuck to a coffee cup and put through the dishwasher for more than two years, so the product has longevity.

The idea for the Slide Spider was born at a gun range. Biedenbach, a lifelong shooter, had taken a break from the pastime to spend more time with his family. After a few years of only intermittent time with his hobby, he devoted more time to shooting. And when he re-entered the sport, he ventured out and bought his first semi-automatic.

One thing he noticed was that he didn’t have as much control over the Glock as he did with a six-shooter. He also found out that trying to cycle the gun sometimes put him in situations where he wasn’t as safe with it as he should be—the muzzle sometimes pointing up or down or to the side when he’d try to rack the slide.

Continue reading at:  https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2018/10/19/slide-spider-lets-you-get-a-grip/

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