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“My father is a highly respected private security consultant and federally licensed firearms dealer. That means he has to own a few weapons. Like this 175-pound draw tactical crossbow. Or this carbon steel marine combat knife, 50ae desert eagle. Smoke grenade with pull ring igniter. GO!”

–Allison Argent

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Astronaut Mark Kelly is fighting to stop people on the terror watch list from buying guns

Mark Kelly understands how to pilot a space shuttle. What he doesn’t get is why Congress won’t stop people on the TSA No-Fly List from buying guns. "Being on the terrorist watch list, you can walk into a federally licensed firearms dealer … and you will pass a background check,” Kelly said. 

Americans seem to agree on the issue: backing for closing the “terror gap” hit 82% in a national poll conducted for ARS, with approval reaching 74% among gun owners. So, what’s the hold up?

1. The Orlando shooter had a CCW from his job working for one of the worlds largest security firms that dealt mostly in government contracts (like the Olympics). He passed three separate FBI background checks for that CCW, and for the two guns he bought that he used in the shooting. Universal background checks would not have prevented this shooting.

2. The assault weapons ban of the 90s would only have prevented federally licensed firearms dealers from selling the AR-15 (as well as prohibiting the manufacture of AR-15s). It didn’t affect the already millions of AR-15s already in the hands of upwards of 80 million civilians. The AR-15 is the single most popular firearm in history. Unless you want to confiscate every single one, an AWB would be highly ineffective at preventing this sort of mass shooting event. And since the shooting took place over a period of hours, a high capacity magazine ban wouldn’t have done anything either. It would only embolden law enforcement agencies, consolidating their power and giving them more of an excuse to patrol and surveil minority communities.

3. The vaaaaaaaast majority of firearm related homicides are committed with handguns, which SCOTUS already says the second amendment protects. Rifles make up less than a percent of all homicides, coming in under hammers in terms of total kill count.

Just an FYI for people making ridiculous claims about gun laws in this country.

My cheap AR build. This steamed  from a sale of an Anderson lower at my local firearms dealer. Minus the optic it cost me a little over $450 total. I am really happy with the full Magpul setup, it is light and very comfortable to handle. Mind you the main parts were found on sale.

Anderson lower, Palmetto upper, ALG trigger, Magpul furniture.

@cinnamon-the-dead-hoe: Every Federally Licensed Firearms dealer (IE most firearms dealers, IIRC) is required to do a background check. No exceptions. If you find someone who doesn’t, please report them to the ATF. They are breaking the law.

Now, certain gun sales don’t require a NICS check, but the majority of legal sales do, AFAIK.

Unless, of course, you were talking completely out of your rear, and just blindly repeating something you Heard from Someone.

PSA - HOW TO GET ON THE GOOD SIDE OF YOUR LOCAL FIREARM DEALER

This is a post I’ve been meaning to make. It’s interesting to see how people have begun to treat me after I started working at a gun store, even people that I’ve known for a long time. 

1. Don’t ask me for deals, if I want to and can give you a good deal on something I will. I obviously can’t hook everyone up on everything. When it comes to this obviously my family and personal friends come first. If you are interested in something just ask me if I can get it for you, I’ll tell you how much, if I’m in a position to get you a good deal on something I’ll let you know. Also, just because you got a deal once, don’t always expect to get hooked up. Sometimes it’s just not a possibility, nothing personal.

2. If it’s a shooting range as well, act like a courteous shooter. Sweep your brass, take your targets down, respect all the RSOs and don’t ever name drop because your ass got caught doing something stupid. If you want to dispute something or have a discussion about gun safety, first immediately comply with the RSO then step off the range and ask to speak with the RSO in private. Just because you know one of the RSOs don’t immediately think you have special privileges and don’t have to respect range rules.

3. Good relationships are mutually beneficial. If you want something, offer whatever you can. If you’ve already been hooked up, feel free to reciprocate in whatever way you can. 

4. Don’t exaggerate your connections, your MIL/LE status or your special trainings. If you want to share your experience that’s totally fine, but I’ve met all sorts of characters from three letter agencies and various military branches and that alone doesn’t entitle you to special deals.

Feel free to completely ignore this just don’t be surpassed when you’ve been a regular customer for years and have never gotten a deal.

That is all.