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Franchi SPAS-12

Italian shotgun that was marketed as a multipurpose 12 gauge tactical option for law enforcement. Able to switch between pump or semi-auto, there were several variations. The one photoed is in the least collectable configuration; sporting the short magazine tube, the one piece pistol grip stock and more rearward front sight. It does however have the updated push button safety. (GRH)

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HMG CETME-L

Spanish made rifle chambered in 5.56x45mm, it replaced the original CETME which was a precursor to the HK G3. Hill & Mac Gunworks did a limited production run of 100 of these rifles assembled from demilled kits. Unlike the HK 93, another 5.56x45mm design, the CETME-L uses standard STANAG magazines like the AR-15. Whether or not these become collectable depends on if some other company will do a production run of their own. (GRH)

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Remington 7615P

Although Remington is known mostly for their Model 700 rifle and Model 870 Shotgun, the 7615 is an interesting little pump-action rifle. It combines the feel and ergonomics of an 870 in a rifle chambered for .223 Remington that uses AR-15 mags. Marketed towards law enforcement, the goal was to provide a platform for officers who have an 870 and can transition easily to a rifle with the same feel and control. It does make most people wonder why any police department would pick a pump rifle over the much more adaptable and versatile AR-15. (GRH)

The congressional shooting that happened yesterday in Alexandria was horrible. No one should disagree with that. 

But a year ago this month, nearly 50 people were killed at the Pulse night club in Orlando, Florida. 

Two years ago, nine people were killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Five years ago, 20 children and six adults were killed during the Sandy Hook shooting. 

These are only the shootings I can think of off the top of my head. Just this year alone, and June hasn’t even ended yet, there have been 150+ shootings.

But it took an attack on old white men for the media to bring gun control back into the public mindset. It took this attack for Paul Ryan to proclaim, “An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.” 

It would’ve been nice if this anger from GOP politicians had been around for all the innocent people who have died from shootings. No one has died yet from yesterday’s shooting, and hopefully, Steve Scalise recovers soon. 

But could this please be the breaking point for the GOP? This country needs gun control. If our politicians had done something before now, perhaps they wouldn’t have become victims. 

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Kel-Tec KSG

Bullpup 12 gauge shotgun made mostly of polymer, it provides a very compact close quarters combat package. Although it was met with huge fanfare upon its debut, several issues regarding reliability and safety plagued the early generation models. It can be problematic when buying one second hand because it is difficult to tell which generation it is. Thankfully prices for new KSG’s have dropped substantially, making it a safer bet to buy a new one than get a possible lemon as used gun. (GRH)

Presidents Day Thoughts

Dear Conservatives,

Obama is no longer the president. While he was president,

- Nobody came for your guns

- No Christians were rounded up and put in FEMA camps.

- Sharia law was not imposed anywhere in the US.

- Martial law was not imposed anywhere in the US.

- Nobody came for your guns.

- Your light bulbs are still legal.

- No woman was forced to have an abortion.

- No one was forced to marry a person of the same sex.

- No pastor went to jail for refusing to marry a same-sex couple.

- Bestiality was not legalized.

- There are still no death panels.

- And nobody came for your guns.

Can you just please admit that you were wrong?