About Aaron Spuler

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

Trump Outlines 2A Stance

One common criticism of billionaire businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump is that he far too often speaks in vague generalities and rarely offers specifics about where he stands on the issues.

That is no longer the case, at least regarding his stance on gun rights and the Second Amendment, after Trump released his official policy position on his campaign website.

“The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period,” the position paper began.

Trump went on to explain that the right to keep and bear arms is a right that pre-exists both the government and the Constitution, noting that government didn’t create the right, nor can it take it away.

He also rightly denoted the Second Amendment as “America’s first freedom,” pointing out that it helps protect all of the other rights we hold dear.

Read the rest of the article: http://worldofguns.info/2016/09/26/trump-releases-his-plan-for-2nd-amendment-leaves-millions-furious/

Reminder To Remington Rifle Owners Regarding Settlement Of Lawsuit That Alleges Safety Defects

A Settlement Has Been Proposed in an Economic Loss Lawsuit that Alleges Safety Defects. You may be eligible to have your firearm retrofitted or receive other benefits.

Recently, a federal judge ordered the parties in an economic-loss class action to remind owners of certain Remington firearms that a settlement has been reached. The settlement involves two classes. The first class includes owners of firearms that utilize a trigger connector. The second class includes owners of firearms that utilize the X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism that is the subject of a voluntary safety recall. The settlement allows owners of Remington models 700, Seven, and related models to have their trigger replaced free of charge, among other benefits.

The settlement was entered following allegations that Remington firearms can fire without a trigger pull. Remington denies those allegations with respect to the trigger connector but is offering trigger replacements to ensure continued satisfaction for its valuable customers. With respect to X-Mark Pro trigger mechanisms, Remington has implemented a voluntary safety recall. If you own a firearm that is subject to the safety recall, stop using your firearm immediately. Safety has always been a priority for Remington.

Even if you do nothing you will be bound by the Court’s decisions. If you want to keep your right to sue the Defendants yourself, you must exclude yourself from the Settlement Class by November 18, 2016. If you stay in the Settlement Class, you may object to the Settlement by November 18, 2016.

Call 1-800-876-5940 now to learn the models involved, make your claim or find out more. Or visit http://www.remingtonfirearmsclassactionsettlement.com.

Ruger Announces Mark IV Pistol

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Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. is excited to announce the latest development in the Mark Series line of pistols – the Ruger® Mark IV™. Ruger has long set the standard for reliable, affordable and accurate .22 LR handguns, beginning with the introduction of the Standard Pistol in 1949. Since then, the Standard Pistol has undergone a series of enhancements with the development of the Mark I, Mark II™ and then the Mark III™ in 2005.

While the heavily redesigned Mark IV maintains the same classic outward appearance as the Mark III, it incorporates a significant improvement customers will love – a simple, one-button takedown for quick and easy field-stripping. A recessed button in the back of the frame allows the upper receiver to tilt up and off of the grip frame without the use of tools. The bolt simply slides out of the receiver and the barrel can be properly cleaned from chamber to muzzle.

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“We are thrilled to be introducing what we consider to be a monumental improvement to this iconic pistol that has been with Ruger from the start,” said Ruger President and COO Chris Killoy. “This one-button takedown alleviates the headache that our Mark III owners are all too familiar with and we anticipate the Mark IV pistols being some of the cleanest rimfires at the range,” Killoy concluded.

Other significant improvements include a one-piece grip frame that is precision CNC-machined from a solid piece of stainless steel or aluminum; an ambidextrous manual safety and a redesigned bolt stop for more ergonomic operation. The magazine drops free on release for faster reloads and a redesigned magazine disconnect safety prevents discharge when the magazine has been removed. Internal improvements include changes to the hammer, sear, bolt and firing pin for smoother, more reliable feeding.

Specific features vary by model, but the legendary, one-piece barreled receiver and internal cylindrical bolt construction remain the same. The robust design ensures permanent sight-to-barrel alignment and higher accuracy potential than conventional moving-slide designs. The Mark IV is compatible with a variety of Mark III aftermarket accessories including sights, scope bases and magazines.

The American-made Mark IV pistol ships with two 10-round magazines.

For more information on the Ruger Mark IV or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit Ruger.com or Facebook.com/Ruger. To find accessories for the Mark IV and other Ruger firearms, visit ShopRuger.com or your local independent retailer of Ruger firearms.

2A Sanctuary City

A city councilman wants Spokane Valley to declare itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary City and symbolically proclaim the city’s support for its citizens’ right to keep and bear arms.

Caleb Collier says his idea is a response to Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s recent announcement that he’ll ask state legislators to ban the sale of semi-automatic rifles.

At last week’s Spokane Valley City Council meeting, Collier asked that the Second Amendment Sanctuary proclamation be added to the council’s upcoming agenda.

“My proposal that Spokane Valley considers becoming a Second Amendment Sanctuary City is a work in progress,” Collier wrote in an email after the meeting. “The heart of the proposal is to protect the Constitutional rights of the citizens of Spokane Valley.”

He added that his proposal is in the early stages, and the City Council would have to consider the motion, discuss verbiage and then vote on a final proclamation.

As a proclamation, it wouldn’t have the force of law and couldn’t, for example, prevent city officials from enforcing state or federal gun laws.

Read the rest of the article: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/sep/22/spokane-valley-could-become-a-second-amendment-san/