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Sunday, January 15, 2017

GBBL cleanup...

It's a new year, and time for the yearly cleaning. Also had a complaint about getting some extraneous links to odd sites, like the download Chrome update now site (don't fall for that, just page back)...

I'm saddened to report we lost 70 more blogs that have not posted in more than a year. Our community is, I think, feeling the pressure to limit one's exposure on the broader internet for any number of reasons; personal, professional or otherwise.

To those we lost, thank you for your contributions over the previous years, know that you will be missed...

One blog I left up is Art of the Rifle, since he's left the blog up. It's a great reference blog on shooters and shooting rifles.

Thank you also to those who have come on board in 2016, we appreciate a fresh look from your perspectives.

One final comment, we do not want 'commercial' links. That is not the purpose of GBBL, this is set of links for gun bloggers to share their experiences, comments and perspectives.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

NRA Applauds Sen. Crapo for Introducing Hearing Protection Act

National Rifle Association of America | 11250 Waples Mill Road | Fairfax, VA 22031

January 11, 2017
NRA Public Affairs
(703) 267-3820

NRA Applauds Sen. Crapo for Introducing Hearing Protection Act

Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauded Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo on Wednesday for introducing the Hearing Protection Act, an important bill that eases restrictions on tools that help gun owners and sportsmen protect their hearing. Similar legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House (H.R. 367).
"The Hearing Protection Act would make it easier for sportsmen to purchase the tools necessary to protect their hearing," said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA. "Many gun owners and sportsmen suffer severe hearing loss, and yet sound suppressors – a tool that can reduce such loss – are overly regulated and taxed."
The Hearing Protection Act, S. 59, would remove suppressors from regulation under the National Firearms Act, replacing the current process with a National Instant Criminal Background Check. In addition, the bill would reduce the cost of purchasing a suppressor by removing the $200 transfer tax.
 Suppressors are often mischaracterized. Unlike in the movies, they do not "silence" the sound of a firearm.  By reducing the decibel level made by a firearm to a safe range, suppressors reduce hearing damage for those who shoot and hunt.
S. 59 would make it easier for gun owners and sportsmen to purchase suppressors in the 42 states where they are currently legal. Purchasers would have to pass a background check prior to a sale.
"Gun owners and sportsmen should be able to enjoy their outdoor heritage with the tools necessary to do so safely. This bill makes it easier for them to do that," concluded Cox.

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Follow the NRA on social at Facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and Twitter @NRA.

NRA-ILA (National Rifle Association of America. Institute for Legislative Action), 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax, VA, 22030, United States

The Legal Brief - Adam clarifies the changes to Form 4473

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Another Remington Recall...

H/T AmmoLand.
Please help me spread the word about this recall.
USA -(Ammoland.com)- 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 their website.