Bill To Disband The ATF

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner has just reintroduced legislation to disband the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), folding their duties into other federal law enforcement agencies and ending a national nightmare.

Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner reintroduced the ATF Elimination Act, legislation that would dissolve the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and merge its exclusive duties into existing federal agencies.

Additionally, the Act calls for an immediate hiring freeze at the agency and requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to eliminate and reduce duplicative functions and waste, as well as report to Congress with a detailed plan on how the transition will take place. Further, it would transfer enforcement of firearms, explosives and arson laws to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products would be transferred to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

Under this bill, the DEA and FBI would be required to submit to Congress a plan for winding down the affairs of the ATF after no more than 180 days, and field offices, along with other buildings and assets of the ATF, would be transferred to the FBI. It would have one year to report excess property to the General Services Administration (GSA).

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Calls For Banning Guns In Checked Luggage

Following the January 6th shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz quickly pushed the idea of making it illegal for travelers to pack their firearms in their checked luggage. Though the incident happened in a gun free zone, the suspect had pulled his gun from his luggage in the baggage area before he began shooting.

Wasserman Schultz, the Democrat Congresswoman from Florida, said, “We certainly need to revisit and review whether or not you should be allowed to check firearms in your checked baggage and travel with them.” One option she is considering is creating a secure area where people who check guns have to go to pick up their firearm or to place a complete ban on checking ammunition.

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Trijicon 1-8×28 AccuPower LED Riflescope

Trijicon has created another Brilliant Aiming Solution™ with the introduction of the new 1-8x 28mm AccuPower riflescope. The latest model of the newly introduced AccuPower series is destined to become an immediate success, offering the ultimate in versatility, durability and function for a variety of applications.

Packed with features for the serious shooter, Trijicon’s new 1-8x AccuPower is built around a first focal plane reticle to enhance speed and accuracy. Users enjoy superior optical clarity and brightness with Trijicon’s multi-coated broadband anti-reflective glass. An increased exit pupil delivers better light transmission through the 34mm tube with a true one (1) power setting and a full eight (8) power at maximum using an integrated zoom ring and optional extender. Knobs are locking and resettable without the use of tools. Graduated in .25 MOA or 0.1 mils, the 100 MOA (29.6 MIL) adjustment range provides users with control and accuracy without the need of tools. Available in either red or green illumination, the control knob with aggressive knurling on the left side of the scope offers 11 settings with an “off” setting in between each. Powered by a single CR2032 lithium battery, the battery can be easily replaced without tools.

Two new reticles have been added, the Segmented Circle in either MIL or MOA. Each is in the 1st focal plane and allows subtensions and drops to remain true at any magnification, allowing the shooter to quickly and accurately apply the correct hold while the segmented circle allows for unparalleled use at CQB ranges.

Compact enough for any AR, hunting rifle, or carbine it provides a power range meeting most any practical need. Whether on the field of battle, competition, or the mean streets the 1-8 power is just about perfect. Either the MOA or MIL Segmented Circle reticle make it easy to range, hold, and place accurate shots on target. Optical clarity, rugged construction, and intuitive features make this the most versatile scope you will ever own. Trijicon’s unparalleled strength, commitment to excellence, and customer service make it the perfect choice.

For more information on the AccuPower™ line and the complete array of Brilliant Aiming Solutions™ for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets, contact Trijicon®, Inc. at (248) 960-7700 or visit

7 Must-Have Outdoor Survival Items For Everyone

Are you preparing for a trip or a hike? You always need to keep in mind the fact that sometimes you can get lost in the woods. These things happen, which is why it can be a good idea to create your own survival kit as fast as you can. It will offer you some impressive results and in the end you will be very impressed with the value here.

A tactical flashlight
Such a flashlight is the perfect item if you want to survive during night time. It can also help you if you want to reach safety during the night as well, so try to keep that in mind! Of course, this means you will need to acquire some extra batteries or at least a spare accumulator as it will help you a lot.

A good first-aid kit
You never know when you might need it. Usually, it’s a good idea to have some band aids, tape, sterile gauze and so on. You shouldn’t purchase a kit, instead try to figure out what items you might need and create your own DIY first aid kit. You will end up paying less and the value will be a lot better in the end.

A compass
You might not see this as something relevant, but with its help you can identify potential signs of life and you will also get some insight into where you should be headed.

A knife
You won’t survive in a forest without a good knife. Let’s face it, investing in a good knife should always be a priority and that’s exactly why you need to take your time and figure out which one is the best. You will certainly appreciate the use of a good knife, so try to find a suitable one as results can be amazing in the end.

Chords will be needed many times and you should consider that regardless of the situation. It might be a challenge to find the right chords, but the value will pay off immensely if you need to stay away from certain areas. Plus, it’s a solid tool for camping.

Water bottle
You can easily get dehydrated when you go in the wild. It will be very important to keep some water with you at all times. Try to get at least one water bottle with you, if not two!

Shelter building materials
Let’s face it, being stranded in the wilderness can be very challenging. This is why it can be a very good idea to take with you some high quality shelter building materials. These can offer you a great value and the experience will be an incredible one this way.

Of course, it can be hard to get all these tools with you while camping or hiking. Keep in mind that accidents can happen though, so even if they bring some extra weight, you will see that results can be worth it. So, try to use these products and the outcome can be an incredible one!

About author: FRANÇOIS DUMAINE, editor-in-chief, traveler, adventurer, hiker.