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Gun stores must check the criminal background of anyone buying a gun. But no check is required if someone rents a gun to use on the store’s shooting range. In fact, a background check is not even allowed for rentals. Gun stores don’t have to check a renter’s ID, fill out paperwork or even write down a name.

Full Story – HERE

Hat Tip: SayUncle

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Blah blah blah Americans buy guns and sell them to criminals and smugglers to bring back to mexico… same old story, but there is a funny surprise at the end…

http://www.10news.com/video/23272503/

(Sorry can’t embed video, they removed it from YouTube.  Thanks for the link Marcus)

Her stance and cheek weld is terrible.  I would have expected the ATF agents to give her better instruction, considering she could have ended up with a nice bruise on her cheek bone from the stock hitting it.

The highlight of the video:

“And they are so easily converted, you can buy semi and make it fully automatic.  They know how to drop those chambers in, and it doesn’t take long.”

-Kimberly Hunt (ABC 10 news)

LOL whaaaatt?  That definitely rivals the “shoulder thing that goes up” line from Carolyn McCarthy

Lucky to see the California assault weapons ban is working :roll:  Well I guess it is working… against the law abiding citizens.

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A blank-firing pistol of the type normally used at the start of track races is to become illegal in the UK after police revealed that it was commonly becoming the weapon of choice in British gang warfare.

The Olympic .38 BBM, which can be readily converted to fire live ammunition, has been used in burglaries, robberies and three attempted murders. The guns are easily available and cost as little as £35 on the internet, or between £60 and £80 on the high street.

Full Story – HERE

So add that to the list, which already includes real guns, knives, etc…

Ugh.. what a sad place.  I’m surprised the people of the United Kingdom just roll over and let these bans happen. :(

Oh well.. at least there is barely any crime there, and it this ban will make it even safer right? *snicker*

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The combination of television, the internet, and law enforcement is very powerful:

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW3JGUBtgUg[/youtube]

I was kind of surprised to find out they only have caught 17 guys off the FBI’s most wanted list since 1988.  I supposed those guys are the worst of the worse though, cause he goes on to say they caught thousands more criminals.

Really neat how the advances in technology are flushing some of the scumbags out.

Do any of you guys that are in law enforcement have any stories to share about how the internet helped you catch a bad guy?

Hat Tip: Simon from Bloggasm (clever name for a blog!)

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After reading Josh’s comment in the previous Leonard Embody related post here on my blog, I was browsing through the list of crazy laws he linked to, and came up with the following in Google Maps:

With his weapon carry permit revoked, Leonard Embody (kwikrnu) is now setting out on a road trip around the U.S.A. to challenge other obscure laws in hopes of being arrested and getting rich off a wrongful arrest lawsuit settlement. (Click to view map)

I picked out on the most obscure items that were apparently legal, just to prove the point.

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I posted about Leonard Embody (kwikrnu as he is known on various internet forums) and his AK-47 pistol open carry incident and the subsequent court complaint filed by him for the violation of his 4th Amendment rights etc..

Originally I was unaware of all his past shenanigans, so my article when I first reported on the AK-47 incident back in December of 2009 I was very sympathetic.  Months later, after reading more and more about him, my opinion did a 180.

If you are unfamiliar with Leonard, Linoge from WallsOfTheCity has a comprehensive outline of all Leonard’s escapades, with links to the relevant forum posts and news stories – HERE

One of the most recent incidents (January 23, 2010) was when he open carried (in hand) a Navy Model 1851 black powder pistol in Belle Meade, TN in order to challenge the following laws:

TCA 39-17-1314 City laws regulating guns preempt state laws if they were made before April 8, 1986. (TN State Law)

Title 11 Chapter 6 section 602 specifically states the carry of an army or navy model pistol is an exception, and it must be carried openly in the hand not in a holster. (Belle Meade Ordinances)

The result?  He caused a bit of a stir and recently ended up getting his carry permit revoked I think he got off easy, considering his 1851 is a replica, and not the real thing.

Unfortunately, it looks like all of his shit disturbing may finally yield something…

In an article in today’s Nashville CityPaper, the mayor Gray Thornburg said the following:

Embody found a loophole in the law that allowed him to carry the military-style weapon, and the city is amending the law to take off the out of date exemption. We’re deleting that particular part which is very, very old. Historically, everybody had that in there.

According to the CityPaper article, the deletion of the law will go before the commission today Wednesday (today?) on a second and final reading, where it will either be approved or deferred.

I had to chuckle when I read the “military-style” part of the mayor’s comment, considering this is what the gun looks like:

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