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Allied soldiers, vehicles and equipment swarm onto the French shore during the Normandy landings, June 1944.

I don’t know how I missed this photoset when it first came out.

War truly looks like hell.  These pictures are a good reminder that freedom is not free.

Check out all 42 photos – HERE

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The Bushmaster ACR is sure a nice looking rifle, I just can’t stomach the price tag.

Check out the videos for the field strip and overview:

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUVsV4ejs8A[/youtube]

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

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The National Rifle Association has been taking a low profile when it comes to the firearms freedom acts that have been passed by seven state legislatures and spawned a growing legal fight between those states, some gun advocates and the U.S. Justice Department.

The firearms freedom act was first launched last year in the Montana Legislature, pushed by local gun advocates. The law states that guns made and sold within a state’s borders are exempt from federal gun control under Congress’ authority to regulate interstate commerce.

Full Story – HERE

The states that have enacted the firearms freedom act so far:

  • Montana
  • Idaho
  • Wyoming
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Arizona
  • Tennessee

I previously reported on the Firearms freedom act in the following two posts:

Firearms Freedom Act – So NFA rules do not apply?

ATF laughs at your Firearms Freedom Act

What are your thoughts?  Are you disappointed that the NRA so far isn’t stepping up?

More info on the Firearms Freedom Act – HERE

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Seems like overnight, The Bushmaster ACR is now available to the public.

A search of gunbroker results in 3 auctions where.  All of which are currently under $3000.

I even watched one end earlier today for $2800 (HERE)

The big question on my mind is, now that the Bushmaster ACR seems to be readily available… what is going to happen with Jesse James’ rifle?

He is the guy that won the first ACR in a silent auction (Details Here) then proceeded to put it up on gunbroker with a starting bid of $8500… only to have it bid up to its current price of $16000.  There are 2 days and 21 hours left in his 14 day auction, and the reserve still isn’t met.

Oh what a difference 2 weeks can make.  All I can say is that I hope he had some sort contract with that wealthy private collector, because otherwise he really shit the bed on this one.   I guess if worse comes to worse he can always just keep the rifle and his unfortunate lesson in economics.

I think Jesse follows the blog, because he commented on the last post.  Hopefully he can chime in and let us know what the deal is.

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Looks like Jesse James, the winner of the first Bushmaster ACR released to a civilian, decided he needs money more than the gun:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=161198693

He looks happy in that picture, but not as happy as I bet he is now.

Oh if only I would have followed his 3 steps to success:

1) Attend AAC Silencer Shoot

2) Place bid on Bushmaster ACR silent auction

3) Win and PROFIT

The current bid on Gunbroker is $15,000!

Pretty sweet profit so far considering Bushmaster’s MSRP is $3061

No telling what the bid will be up to closer to the auction end date of May 30.

I don’t know how much he actually paid for the ACR in the silent auction, but the post on Advanced Armament’s Blog states that $7500 was raised during the auction.  Considering the Bushmaster ACR was not the only product in the silent auction, I think its safe to say that at the current bid, Jesse is already more than doubling his money.  On top of that, the auction doesn’t even include the sweet AimPoint CompM4 and Suppressor that came on his ACR!!!!

According to the details in the auction:

As part of an agreement with a large private collector, I am offering this rifle to the General Public before it is stored in a large walk-in safe forever. This rifle is being offered to the General Public for a ONE TIME ONLY event, once this auction has ended the rifle will be either turned over to the Winning Bidder, or it will go to the private collector. The reserve is set at the private collector’s firm offer. If the reserve is beat, the rifle will go to the winning bidder.

I hate to think what the reserve price is!

Anyone feeling generous?  Email me if you want my FFL info :P

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Got this gem from Linoge at Walls of the City:

If it’s just business as usual for these states that are getting the bill passed, then why is there so much fuss?  Or is a challenge to the ATF’s assertion that you still must obey them the next thing on the agenda to be challenged?

NRA get your checkbook ready!

Related Post: Firearms Freedom Act – So NFA rules do not apply?

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