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The previous article I had on the topic (HERE) had a lot of heated discussion in the comments.

Some new information has surfaced since, including a news conference that Harry James McCullough held with his lawyer:

Seems risky to hold a news conference about such an incident, but I’m sure they had their reasons.  Extremely well spoken individual though.  He definitely represents people that carry a gun for self defense well.

The mother of the dead gunman forgives Harry James McCullough (HERE).  If I was Harry, I’m not sure I’d care either way… but I suppose it was nice of her to say that.

It’s great to hear that the Omaha city prosecutor says there will be no charges filed against Harry James McCullough for allegedly conceal carrying without a permit, because after reviewing the surveillance video the gun was visible at times on McCullough’s right hip. (Source)

I’m glad that Harry can move on with his life. I just hope he doesn’t have to use his gun again soon in some sort of related incident defending his life from retaliation for the life of the gunman.  I hope whoever the dead gunman Marquail Thomas’ friends are, they have enough sense to realize that their friend was a dumbass, and to use his death as a lesson rather than trying to avenge it.

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If I could only pick one, It would be tough…

I suppose I was always fascinated with the versatility of the Golden Gun from the Bond movie The Man With The Golden Gun.

The gun instantly kills with one shot, it uses a solid gold bullet.  The gun uses a solid gold fountain pen for the barrel, a gold cigarette case as the handle, and the trigger is a gold cuff link.

What’s not to like?

Full List over at EgoTV – HERE

What fictional gun do you wish you could shoot? (It doesn’t have to be on the list.)

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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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About a week ago I wished for A More Interesting Biathlon… Well my wish was granted:

Best Line:

Not only is he using the wrong car, he is using the wrong gun. 22 is alright when you’re 9, but when you’re in a hurry you need one of these. A Heckler & Koch MP5 Machine Pistol.

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That is the slogan that appears on the latest ad from Nike where the catch phrase is “Prepare for combat”.

There are two different ads.  One that features LeBron James, and the one above which features Kobe Bryant.  The Kobe Bryant one features the controversial slogan.

Nike says that the whole leaving something in the chamber is a commonly used reference for shooting a basketball.

Seems like a pretty deliberate way to get some press considering the locker room confrontation between those two Washington Wizards players in January brought guns and the NBA into the forefront.

Bravo to Nike for not wimping out and just going ahead with using a gun reference.  They knew damn well it would cause a stir.

On a side note, their tattoo work for the ad looks like Dragon Skin armor from Pinnacle Armor:

Full Nike Ad Story – HERE

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