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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

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.

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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?

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.