Michigan homeowner fatally shoots intruder

A 74-year-old Southgate homeowner fatally shot an armed intruder who entered his home through a back window early this morning.

“The suspect came out of a room and pointed a gun at him,” Southgate Director of Public Safety Thomas Coombs told the Free Press.

Details here…

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Paper on the politicization of the FBI forthcoming in the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

The abstract     

An FBI report released on September 16th, 2014 makes the assertion that active shooter attacks and deaths have increased dramatically since 2000 – both increasing at an annual rate of about 16 percent. As the headline in the Wall Street Journal stated: “Mass Shootings on the Rise, FBI says.”

But the FBI made a number of subtle and misleading decisions as well as outright errors. Once these biases and mistakes are fixed, the annual growth rate in homicides is cut in half. When a longer period of time is examined (1977 through the first half of 2014), deaths from Mass Public Shootings show only a slight, statistically insignificant, increase – an annual increase of less than one percent.

The FBI’s misleadingly includes cases that aren’t mass shootings – cases where no one or only one person was killed in a public place. While the FBI assures people that it “captured the vast majority of incidents falling within the search criteria,” their report missed 20 shootings where at least two people were killed in a public place. Most of these missing cases took place early on, biasing their results towards showing an increase.

The paper can be downloaded here

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Trade In Your Tackle at Bass Pro Shops Feb. 6-15

The annual Bass Pro Shops Fishing Classic and their Rod/Reel Trade-in is coming February 6-15!

If you have a used fishing rod/reel that you’re not using any more, take it to your local Bass Pro Shops store and trade it in for a coupon good for a new one! Continue reading

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Outdoor News, Inc., looks at Fishing Kayaks for 2015

(Plymouth, Minn.) – Outdoor News, Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lake states, profiles one of the fastest growing facets of open-water fishing in its latest editions: fishing kayaks.

The feature was written by award winning Outdoor News contributor and avid kayak angler, Tim Lesmeister. His expertise in the area of accessories and functionality gives Outdoor News readers an overview in issues from Jan. 23 to March 6, 2015.

“One of the appealing aspects of using a kayak for fishing is the portability,” Lesmeister said. The Outdoor News feature includes length and weight of models from a sampling of manufacturers including Hobie, Jackson, and Old Town. Lesmeister’s piece also showcases models designed for standup fishing or for anglers looking to enter the sport inexpensively. Continue reading

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TRUGLO Introduces New Brite-Site TFX Handgun Sight

TRUGLO® Inc., manufacturer of the world’s most advanced line of fiber-optic sights and accessories for the shooting sports industry introduces its next generation of their awarding winning TFO® (Tritium/Fiber-Optic) handgun sights, the NEW! BRITE-SITE™ TFX™ (Tritium/Fiber-Optic Xtreme). Continue reading

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WALKER’S® New Ultimate Digital Quad Connect

Bluetooth™ Sync With Mobile Devices

Walker’s® Game Ear®, the shooting and hunting industry pioneer in hearing protection, introduces the Ultimate Digital Quad Connect. This ear protection device offers state of the art digital technology including Bluetooth™ wireless, adjustable frequency tuning, up to nine times hearing enhancement, and sound activated compression. Through the use of sound dampening composite material, Walkers new Ultimate series muffs have reached an unmatched noise reduction rating of 27dB.

Walker’s Game Ear is leading the ear protection industry by applying everyday technology that individuals use on a daily basis into their products. The Ultimate Digital Quad Connect features Bluetooth™ sync capabilities allowing connection to mobile devices without sacrificing hearing protection while in the field. The integrated communication microphone provides clear voice transmission to mobile devices while the four Hi Gain Omni Directional Microphones pick up distant sounds of animal movements or range activity. The Ultimate Digital Quad Connect is low noise/frequency tuned for natural sound clarity with independent volume control and adjustable frequency tuning.

The Ultimate Digital Quad Connect has a compact folding design for easy transportation and storage. A soft padded headband provides all-day comfort and the structural integrity of the device is enhanced with a metal wire frame. This hearing protection/detection device has a sound dampening composite housing and low profile ear cups. The Sound Activated Compression (SAC) is rated at 0.02-second reaction time and operates on two ‘AAA’ batteries.

Ultimate Digital Quad Connect:

  • Bluetooth sync with mobile devices
  • Integrated communication mic
  • Four Hi Gain Omni Directional microphones
  • Low noise/frequency tuned for natural sound clarity
  • Independent volume control
  • Independent adjustable frequency tuning
  • NRR 27dB
  • Sound activated compression-0.02 sec reaction time
  • Recessed volume/AFT control knobs
  • External battery door
  • MSRP $299.99

For more information on the Ultimate Digital Quad Connect and other Walker’s products, visit info@gsmorg.com. Walker’s Game Ear is a division of GSM Outdoors. Learn more about their brands at www.gsmoutdoors.com

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Tetra® Gun Care Introduces New Pistol Maintenance Kit

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — FTI, Inc., a pioneer in advanced lubrication and cleaning technology, introduces the Tetra® Gun Pistol Maintenance Kit, the latest addition to the company’s expanding line of gun care kits for a wide range of firearms. The new Tetra® Gun Pistol Maintenance Kit was custom-designed to include all the chemicals and accessories pistol shooters need to maintain their firearms in one handy kit. Continue reading

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Huntington Takes .38 Special Wadcutters Out To 100 Yards

In the latest video in the “Roy’s Insider Tips” series, American Handgunner Publisher Roy Huntington examines the effectiveness of .38 Special wadcutters at 100 yards. He uses a Smith & Wesson 6″ Model 14 and a 2 1/4″ J-Frame loaded with Federal Gold Medal Match and Black Hills Ammo 148-grain midrange target wadcutters – and had a lot of fun while testing this pair of sixguns.

“Shooting should be about fun, and fun should be their middle name when it comes to .38 Special target wadcutters,” Roy says. “These low recoil, accurate loads are perfect for honing your target shooting skills, plinking and even some small-game hunting. I used to compete in PPC shooting where we used .38 Special wadcutters out to 50 yards. But I knew they could do well at 100, and our latest video shows not only how accurate they can be ‘out there’ but ramps up the fun factor even more.” Continue reading

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Timney Announces 2015 Customer’s Choice

Timney Announces 2015 Customer’s Choice Offerings – Replacement Triggers for Ruger® American Rifle®

Phoenix, Arizona (January 30, 2015) – Timney Triggers, the oldest and largest trigger manufacturer in the world, has been asking shooters and hunters, “What trigger would you like us to build next?” The response has been incredible and thanks to our customers’ involvement, we’re thrilled to announce their 2015 Customer’s Choice offerings.

Self-contained, 100% drop-in trigger is ready to install in your Ruger American Rifle for an exceptionally smooth, crisp, trigger pull. Pull weight is factory set at crisp three pounds and you can set it yourself to any pull weight you’d like from 1.5 to 4 pounds. Lightweight 6061 T6 aluminum housing is anodized for extra durability. Continue reading

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FDIC Reverses Course on “Operation Choke Point”

In a major development concerning NSSF’s leadership to halt discrimination in the provision of financial services and products to firearms related businesses due to “Operation Choke Point”, the top officials of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on Wednesday admitted wrongdoing and said they would cease practices that had the effect of encouraging such disparate treatment.

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) released a statement after a meeting with Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Martin Gruenberg and Vice Chairman Tom Hoenig discussing the agency’s involvement in Operation Choke Point.

Yesterday, the Congressman told NSSF, “After a year of mounting pressure from Congress and outside organization like the National Shooting Sports Foundation, top officials from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation finally acknowledged their involvement and wrongdoing in Operation Choke Point. While I am very pleased the FDIC will put in place new polices and change the culture at the agency, there is still work to be done, specifically with the Department of Justice. I am pleased the National Shooting Sports Foundation supports my legislation, the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act, and I have no doubt the foundation will remain steadfast in educating its members and continuing the fight in ending Operation Choke Point once and for all.”

The FDIC’s important admission immediately received the attention of the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal, which filed a comprehensive news story by news producer Kelsey Harkness (read it at: http://dailysignal.com/2015/01/28/exclusive-fdic-changes-tactics-response-operation-choke-point/).

Earlier this week, the firearms industry’s outspoken opposition to discriminatory financial services practices was the subject of major print and video coverage by the Daily Signal’s Harkness, who traveled to the SHOT Show to gauge industry response, including an exclusive interview with NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane. (http://dailysignal.com/2015/01/26/ready-aim-fire-choke-point-draws-heat-from-gun-industry/) Continue reading

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