About Aaron Spuler

Founder and Executive Editor for The Weapon Blog, Aaron is a firearms enthusiast and recreational shooter.

H.R. 4928 — the Firearms Transfer Improvement Act

Wednesday, May 4, 10:00 AM US Congressman Frank Guinta (R-NH-1) will hold a press conference to discuss the bill he has sponsored that will allow the sales of all firearms across state lines.

Read the rest of the article: http://www.ammoland.com/2016/05/bill-to-allow-you-to-purchase-guns-everywhere/

White House Spurring ‘Smart Guns’

The White House today released the findings from a study by the Defense, Justice and Homeland Security Departments on ways to spur the development of smart-gun technology, which restricts who can fire a weapon.

Smart-gun technology uses RFID chips or biometrics, such as a fingerprint scanner or grip recognition, to release a locking mechanism on a weapon. The technology was initially developed to prevent police officers’ weapons from being grabbed in a struggle and used against them. The military has also expressed interest in the technology for the same reason.

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For two decades, smart-gun technology has advanced in fits and starts as wary investors kept purse strings tight and gun rights proponents at times fought its uptake.

Then, in January, President Obama directed the federal government to conduct or sponsor research into gun safety technology, along with ways to promote it.

“If we can set it up so you can’t unlock your phone unless you’ve got the right fingerprint, why can’t we do the same thing for our guns? If a child can’t open a bottle of aspirin, we should make sure that they can’t pull a trigger on a gun,” Obama said in January.

So you honestly think that technology like that won’t be hacked, either by bad actors or the government? If that is the case, keep dreaming.

Read the rest of the article: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3063561/emerging-technology/white-house-releases-study-on-how-to-spur-smart-gun-tech.html

The Port Arthur (AUS) Gun Ban Hasn’t Saved Lives

AUSTRALIANS may pride themselves on “telling it like it is”, but when it comes to gun laws, straight-shooting all too often takes a back seat to a determined effort at silencing debate.

Twenty years ago a ­deranged individual murdered 35 people at Port Arthur using firearms. In response, Australia passed some of the most ­restrictive gun laws in the western world. These included bans on self-loading rifles and shotguns, and pump-action shotguns, plus a taxpayer- funded gun confiscation program costing over a billion dollars. All legally owned firearms are now registered, costing the states tens of millions of dollars a year to manage.

For that price, any civilised liberal democracy should ­expect to have a decent debate about the efficacy of its policies. Instead, all we hear are anti-gun activists telling the rest of the world that Australia’s model of firearms ­management has been a ­resounding success. “We saved lives!” they claim. “We stopped mass shootings!” they say.

The fact is, serious debate about gun laws has been all but silenced. Not a single inquiry or inquest was ever held into the Port Arthur massacre, ­unlike the two inquiries and one inquest into the Lindt Café siege in which two innocent people died.

Simplistic comparisons are drawn with the US, which has periodic massacres, with more relaxed gun laws blamed. We hear it said repeatedly that there have been no mass shootings in Australia since 1996, which supposedly demonstrates the effectiveness of our gun laws.

The truth is quite different. There have been eight shootings in Australia with three or more victims during that time.

Read the rest of the article: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/the-port-arthur-gun-ban-hasnt-saved-lives/news-story/4e5634b54a47dd188edc5195baf92b90

The StealthPRO from SafeGuard Armor

SafeGuard Armor’s StealthPRO combines the discreet and ergonomic design of the Stealth with the high level protection afforded by a Tactical vest to make the most discreet and protective vest available.

The StealthPRO provides a high grade alternative to the Stealth as part of SafeGuard’s range of covert vests. The StealthPRO was designed for a number of professions, from Private Security to Federal Officers, who need a discreet an ergonomic bullet proof vest with the option of high caliber protection.

This unique covert vest uses the discreet and breathable design of the Stealth with a 100% CoolMax lining to aid breathability and temperature-regulation. The flexible and adjustable cover draws moisture away from the skin, keeping the wearer cool and comfortable. In addition to the complete front, back, and side protection of the flexible and lightweight Kevlar panels, the StealthPRO features front and back pockets to house SAPI plates.

The StealthPRO can provide protection against even armor-piercing ammunition thanks to its compatibility with rigid plates of ceramic and/or polyethylene. SafeGuard’s SAPI plates are thinner and lighter than ever thanks to a dedication to the research and development of materials, meaning that you can stay discreet, protected, and comfortable with the StealthPRO.

The StealthPRO is available now from the link below, and comes in a range of colors, sizes, and levels of protection.

http://www.safeguardarmor.com/bullet-proof-vests/stealthpro/