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The AK-47 is arguably the most ubiquitous gun in history. It’s appeared in movies, TV shows, comic books, and practically any place where a prop machine gun is necessary. When you say machine gun, people pretty much always think of the AK-47.

And there are plenty of good reasons for its familiarity. It was widely used by military forces around the world as a standard issue weapon, and it can hold its own from a performance perspective, no doubt.

However, is it really the best in its class today? If you take a close look at the alternatives, you might be surprised to find that the AK-47 may have outlived its supremacy.

Off the Grid News has all the details:

1. CMMG Mutant/MK47
The CMMG rifle company has always been a unique company, producing modern, modular rifles in the AR platform. The CMMG Mutant is the company’s attempt to combine the best aspects of the AR-15 with the best aspects of the AK-47. The platform uses controls almost identical to the AR-15, including the safety placement which is 10 times better than the traditional AK.

The MK47 uses an ambidextrous magazine release identical to the AK-47, but that’s because it uses AK-47 magazines. The use of AK mags is what separates it from previous incarnations of 7.62 x 39mm AR-15s. The Mutant also uses a much, much bigger bolt, which increased reliability with the weapon.

The full-length handguard keymod handguard is an awesome touch that provides nearly unlimited options for mounting accessories. The flat top upper receiver allows the easy mounting of optics. The MK47 can accept almost all of the same accessories of a traditional AR, such as butt stocks, handguards and trips.

The MK47 is perfect for those like myself trained in the military on the M4/AR platform, but who have a personal preference for the 7.62 x 39mm round. The MK47’s customization is a major factor for some, as well as the ability to easily add an optic without a secondary mount. The MK47 is an excellent design, and its use of popular (and cheap) AK mags makes it an excellent AK alternative.

2. SIG 556R
The original SIG 556 rifle took a lot of inspiration from the AK-47 platform and utilized a bit of Swiss engineering to make a lighter, handier weapon to comply with NATO standardization. The SIG 556 uses a very similar method of operation, but was refined in the ergonomic category, was more accurate and chambered in 5.56.

3 Alternatives To The AK-47 That Are Simply More Accurate
The SIG 556R is a harkening back to the AK design, with SIG’s renowned ergonomics and ease of use. The SIG 556R is chambered in 7.62 x 39, and accepts standard AK-47 magazines. If you haven’t figured it out yet, the R is “SIG 556R” stands for “Russian,” a reference to the AK’s country of origin. The SIG 556R is more modular and comes with a standard handguard that can be swapped with a standard railed or keymod handguard with ease.

The SIG 556R has a flat-top upper receiver to facilitate the mounting of nearly any optics. The safety is also positioned to be much easier to activate than the standard AK safety. The stock is side-folding for easier storage, especially in vehicles. The 556R still uses a gas piston design, one that gives the shooter confidence when it comes to reliability. The design is so simple and easy that it’s reliable even during heavy use and rough terrain.

The SIG 556R also allows the user to adjust the gas system for use with suppressors, something the AK is lacking. The SIG 556R’s use of AK magazines, and its ammunition, makes this an excellent option for those who’ve never cared for the AR platform, and want something a little more modern than the AK platform.

3. PTR 32
This is a rather interesting rifle. Fans of the H&K G3 / 91 know that PTR produces some of the best clones of these weapons out there. They are well built, and certainly up to the high standard set by H&K. The PTR clones are normally in 308/7.62 NATO, but the PTR 32 is in 7.62 x 39mm.

The PTR 32 is essentially the H&K 91 just rechambered for the Soviet 7.62. This weapon is quite heavy, but has some excellent features. For one, the H&K style sights are wonderful and capable, and the sight radius is nice and long. The forward charging handle is incredibly accessible and can be locked into a notch at the rear of the cocking handle.

The safety is very easy and accessible; like all of these models, it is much better than the traditional AK model. This 9.8-pound rifle absorbs recoil like a champ, and it makes the extra weight worth it. The Gen 2 PTR 32 features a M4 collapsible stock, and a railed foregrip for accessories. The PTR 32 Gen 1 is traditional H&K 91 furniture. The PTR 32 is a Cold War warrior, but it’s an excellent, well-built weapon — a Soviet heart wrapped in a German coat.

The AK-47 will always have a special place in our hearts and in the rich heritage of firearm history, but these three alternatives might be the better way to go for practical use. What do you think?

Give us your opinion in the comments.

If you’re reading this post, chances are you’re here either to defend your love for Glocks to the death or to decry what some perceive to be rampant fanboy-ism for the Austrian gunmakers ubiquitous pistols.

Either way, your opinions on the matter are likely pretty strong.

But before you jump to your typical conclusions on Glocks, take the time to read what Off the Grid News has to say about why these guns continue to hold an edge over the rest of the handgun market.

Even if you get to the end of the article and still don’t agree, we’d love to hear your informed objections in the comments below.

Without further ado, here’s the post:

Nowadays, handguns from the Glock family of Safe Action pistols are among the most common you’ll see. The Austrian company makes their handguns in a variety of sizes and calibers from 380 ACP up to the awe-inspiring 10mm. If you have not considered one of these handguns in your survival strategy, you may be shortchanging yourself.

First, a Little History

The year was 1982 and a new handgun hit the market called the Glock 17. The concept was radical for its time: There was no hammer, no safety and the frames were made of plastic. The handguns even shipped in what could best be described as a black Tupperware box as opposed to the wooden or cardboard cartons more common in that day and age.

Myths surrounded the import. For example, some said it would be used by terrorists to hijack planes because it could bypass a metal detector thanks to its plastic frame. That statement, however, was flat-out ridiculous because the pistol still contains more than one pound of steel in its construction.

There also was great interest in the Safe Action feature. External safeties had always been seen as necessities on semi-automatic pistols since their invention. But Glock eliminated them by creating what they called a Safe Action trigger. This purpose-built, two-piece trigger performs the function of a safety and prevents the pistol from being fired should it drop on the ground or be struck by another object.

Eliminating a manual safety was key in allowing Glock to take over the majority of police handgun contracts as the firing sequence resembled that of a revolver, which allowed users to draw, point, aim and shoot without having to disengage a safety switch.

Perhaps Glock’s biggest advantage at the time was releasing their first model with a 17-round magazine. It was one of the largest pistol magazines available at the time without extending beyond the grip frame. And it has remained the ideal ever since. Glock and a number of aftermarket supporters also offer 10-round magazines for those who reside in restrictive states.

Shooting the Glock

There is a bit more muscle needed and a small bit of science involved with successfully and accurately shooting a Glock. The polymer frame forces the shooter to maintain a firm and strong grip. Otherwise, the frame can exhibit too much flex when the follow-through portion of the firing sequence is committed and the heavier-style trigger is the bane of single-action, semi-automatic pistol fans everywhere.

Some shooters claim the bore axis is too high, or that “they shoot too high” when firing a Glock. This varies depending upon the shooter, as most shooters do not experience this.

Aside from that, the Glock is one of the ultimate handguns to have when a disaster strikes. Aside from its reputation for reliability in the most adverse conditions (Glocks have been dropped from helicopters, run over with HUMVEEs, buried and caked in sand and mud, and even frozen in a block of ice without suffering any negative effects) they can be completely disassembled by only using a single punch.

For those concerned with home defense and self-defense, Glocks remain a great choice.

The smallest handgun in their lineup is the Model 42, a single stack handgun chambered in 380 ACP. This is part of Glock’s Slimline, along with the slightly larger Model 43 in 9mm and even larger Model 36 in 45 ACP.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the competition frames represent their largest handguns, including the 17L, 34, 41 and 40. The latter is probably the most powerful handgun that the company produces – a 10mm with a 6-inch slide that pushes the ballistics of that cartridge toward true Magnum revolver performance. This makes for an ideal sidearm in bear country, and Norwegian Police have been using the shorter Model 20 in the same caliber for decades in areas frequented by polar bears.

Their most popular handguns tend to be in the three basic sizes: full size (represented by the Model 17 in 9mm and 22 in 40 S&W), compact (Model 19 in 9mm and 23 in 40 S&W) and subcompact (Model 26 in 9mm and 27 in 40 S&W). The larger calibers such as 45 ACP and 10mm are built on slightly larger frames, with the compact models having a length that falls between the compact and subcompact pistols.

In recent years, Glock has been incorporating other features into their latest pistols. They have added rails to attach lights and lasers, included removable plates on the top of the slides to install optical sights, and added threaded barrels for use with silencers. They even offer interchangeable back straps to fit hands of all sizes.

The aftermarket support for the company makes them a hit with customers who want to try different calibers, triggers or install a stock and convert the Glock into a short-barreled rifle. Personally, I never leave my Glocks in factory condition and have customized them. I have installed, among other add-ons, fiber optic sights on a few and find them superior to night sights for a variety of reasons.

Just about every holster manufacturer offers leather or Kydex rigs to carry the Glock and in many ways, this Austrian-made pistol is more of an American handgun than the ones actually made here.

Ok, now you have your chance to say your peace about the Glock. You’ve heard one side of the story, so now you can give us yours. Or maybe you just want to chime in with some good-hearted support for the pro-Glock camp.

Regardless, give us a shout in the comments.

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Seeing gun control regulations move forward in states across the country can be extremely disheartening.

When you see one unconstitutional measure after another simply breeze through legislative bodies that are supposed to uphold the Constitution, it can almost make you give up hope.

Thankfully though, it seems that for every anti-gun state in the union, there’s a pro-gun state that’s stepping up to the plate to balance it out.

Case in point, take a look at Tennessee’s latest pro-gun bill that takes an amazing step toward maintaining gun rights for the state’s citizens.

The bill was passed just days ago, and it does something that no other state has done before.

It prevents any international gun restrictions from ever infringing on Tennesseans’ Second Amendment rights. That means that no matter what happens in the rest of the world, gun owners in Tennessee will stay armed and protected.

Activist Post has more:

On Thursday, the Tennessee senate gave final approval to a bill that sets the foundation to stop enforcement of gun control imposed by international law or treaty.

House Bill 2389 would prohibit law enforcement officers from enforcing provisions of international law and treaties that limit gun rights as specified in the state’s constitution.

The bill reads:

On or after July 1, 2016, no personnel or property of this state, or any political subdivision of this state, shall be allocated to the implementation, regulation, or enforcement of any international law or treaty regulating the ownership, use, or possession of firearms, ammunition, or firearm accessories, if the use of personnel or property would result in the violation of another Tennessee statute, Tennessee common law, or the Constitution of Tennessee.

“This bill prohibits any interference of [the right to keep and bear arms] by international treaty,” said Tennessee Rep. John Windle, who introduced the bill in January.

HB2389 now moves on to Governor Bill Haslam’s desk. He must sign or veto the bill within 10 days of transmittal, or it becomes law without his signature.

If this bill passes, Tennessee will be shielded from the pesky, anti-second amendment UN Arms Trade Treaty which has been described by Gun Owners of America as part of a plan “to bring back the framework for a global gun control regime.”

The ATT was signed by Secretary of State John Kerry on September 25, 2013 but was never ratified by the US Senate.

The NRA blasted the Obama Administration for signing the treaty, saying “This treaty threatens individual firearm ownership with an invasive registration scheme [and is full of regulations and requirements that are] blatant attacks on the constitutional rights of every law-abiding American.”

Recently, Oxfam International renewed its push for the UN Arms Trade Treaty.

Want to move to Tennessee yet? We all wish our own states would step up and do something as courageous as this.

Tell us what you think in the comments.

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The advancement of the gun control agenda over the past several months is breathtaking to consider. Measures of restriction to the access of firearms for the average American are more harsh than ever, and conservatives are shocked to see legislation that just a few years ago would’ve been totally unheard of.

However, the really scary part is that these new gun control rules could simply be a Trojan horse to distract pro-gun activists from the real threat to their Second Amendment rights, which is ammo control.

Liberals figured out a long time ago that the most effective way to keep Americans from staying armed isn’t just to keep them from getting guns.

It’s much easier to let them have their guns but then to keep them from getting the ammunition they need to fire them.

Liberals keep this part of their agenda pretty close to the vest though, which causes many conservatives stay distracted by gun regulation while completely ignoring ammo laws.

According to The Daily Sheeple, ammo background checks could be the next major blow to gun rights in America. See what they have to say below:

Second Amendment supporters have always warned of the “slippery slope” that leads to all out gun control. That analogy is never more appropriate than when the subject of California’s gun laws comes up. By all appearance the state has hit that slope hard, and won’t stop tumbling, which is the only reasonable explanation for their latest gun control push. Gavin Newsom, the former mayor of San Francisco turned Lieutenant Governor of California, has recently proposed a doozy of a ballot measure.

He wants ammunition purchases to require a background check, much like you would need to purchase a firearm. “It seems to me the most dangerous part of the weapon is not the weapon itself, it’s the ammunition,” he said last Friday at the Sonoma County Brady Campaign chapter.

The idea occurred to him after he tried to buy Sudafed, but was turned away because he doesn’t own a driver’s license (don’t be so surprised. Affluent leftists can afford to hire drivers, and presumably armed guards as well). “But interestingly, you can buy ammunition anywhere” and without any identification, he noted. Also interesting, is that he never stopped to wonder if requiring an ID for cold medicine is just as asinine as an ammunition background check.

The law would also criminalize anyone who happens to own high-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, which he falsely claimed are“disproportionately responsible for mayhem.” The California State Sheriff’s Association has criticized his proposal, claiming that “Effectively, this measure will create a new class of criminals out of those that already comply with common sense practices that now exist.”

Liberals might seem clueless, but strategies like this show their true cunning nature.

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When attempting to choose the right handgun for everyday concealed carry, the process can be daunting. There are so many variables to consider. Between size, caliber, brand, and style, you could drive yourself crazy trying to find the perfect fit.

And while you’ll never find a be-all and end-all solution, there will always be certain guns that make more sense for the average concealed carrier than others.

For example, a bulky Colt revolver will never be as easy and practical to carry as a simple Glock – they’re simply two different guns with two different purposes.

Having said that, you owe it to yourself to take a long, hard look at the subcompact pistol for your everyday concealed carry needs.

These small, convenient firearms pack a punch, and they’re a breeze to carry. Those aren’t the only reasons you should look into them though.

Off the Grid News gives us four important points about subcompacts that every gun owner should know about:

The subcompact pistol is nothing new — .38 snub-nosed revolvers with 2-inch barrels have been around for over 50 years, and pistols that were relatively compact (but not subcompact) such as the Colt Officer’s model are also old timers.

There has never been, however, more varied choices in the realm of subcompact pistols than there are today, in part due to the proliferation of the concealed weapons movement. With every state now allowing concealed weapons carry in some form or another, more people are carrying, and subsequently, people are realizing that the sheer size of the pistol they happen to have in their nightstand is too big for daily carry.

Additionally, subcompacts are now offered in smaller, thinner packages than ever before, and also, can be had in some serious showstopper calibers such as .357 Magnum and .45 ACP, which was unheard of even 20 years ago. Previously, a subcompact pistol meant that it needed to be chambered in a weak caliber such as .25 auto or .380; now, it is common to find subcompacts in 9mm and .40S&W among other calibers. Why consider a subcompact in the first place? To be honest, if you are a tactical shooter such as military or law enforcement and you wear a gun exposed on your hip, you’ll most likely have little need for a subcompact, other than as a backup weapon. But if you’re a typical American, you’ll want a subcompact in part, because:

  • Subcompacts are easy to conceal in a range of carry situations; from front pant pocket carry to small of the back carry, few firearms will be as easy to hide as a subcompact.
  • Subcompacts weigh less, meaning you don’t develop an occupational injury by carrying a heavy gun on one side of your body.
  • Lighter and smaller means you will carry the gun more often, and the gun you carry more often is the gun you are most likely to have upon your person when you need it most.
  • The smaller the gun is, the easier it is to conceal, which means that it will be harder to spot by people you simply don’t want attention from.

Those are some compelling points. Do you agree with these ideas and carry a subcompact already? Or are you still waiting to be sold on the merits of such a small gun?

Tell us what you think in the comments.

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If you could choose just one rifle to take with you into a survival scenario, which one would it be? Chances are, you’d have a hard time deciding.

There are several variables to keep in mind when picking a rifle for survival, and chief among them are weight, size, and ease of use.

So what does that mean? Which rifles could you trust your life with?

Off the Grid News explains with their insightful post on the five best light, small, and easy-to-fire survival rifles:

1. The Browning Grade 1 Semi-Auto .22 Rifle. This rifle is the highest quality and most expensive of the five rifles listed here. It’s an excellent choice for a hunting and plinking rifle and has a very attractive appearance with high-grade, walnut fore and buttstocks. Also, both the forestock and barrel are detachable, and it holds 11 rounds in a tubular magazine that is loaded through a port in the buttstock. It measures 37 inches when assembled and 19.25 inches when taken down, and it weighs 5 pounds, 3 ounces. The current manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $699.99.

2. The Savage/Stevens Model 30 Favorite Takedown Version Rifle. The take-down version of the Savage/Stevens Model 30 Favorite is an inexpensive alternative to the Browning Semi-Auto 22 LR. It, too, features walnut fore and buttstocks and is has an attractive appearance. However, it differs from the Browning rifle in that it is a single-shot rifle with a lever action that retracts a falling breech block instead of a semi-automatic action. It measures 36.75 inches when assembled, has a 21-inch barrel, and weighs 4.25 pounds. This rifle is currently out of production, but it can still be found on the pre-owned gun market at sites such as

3. The Marlin “Papoose” Model 70PSS Rifle. Unlike the two rifles listed above, the Marlin Papoose is a no-frills, purpose-built survival rifle. It has a stainless steel receiver and a removable, 16.25-inch stainless steel barrel combined with a black, fiberglass-filled buttstock and no forestock. It has a detachable, seven-round magazine, measures 35.25 inches when assembled, and weighs 3.25 pounds. The current MSRP is $328.82.

4. The Henry Repeating Arms AR-7 Rifle.
This is also a no-frills survival rifle that has been the exclusive choice of the US Air Force since its introduction. It is available with your choice of a camouflage finish or a black, Teflon-coated finish. It features a semi-automatic action and two detachable, eight-round magazines, combined with a 16-inch barrel and a hollow, ABS plastic, buttstock. The buttstock is designed so that the barrel, the receiver, and both magazines can be stored inside it. It weighs 3.5 pounds and measures a mere 16.5 inches when disassembled. Plus, when the buttstock is sealed with the receiver, barrel and magazines inside, the whole affair floats. The current MSRP for the black version is $290, and the camouflage version retails for $350.

5. The Rossi Single Shot Matched Pair Rifle/Shotgun. This is a unique survival rifle that is available in both blue and matte nickel models. It is available in several different caliber/gauge configurations, but for survival purposes the .22 LR/.410 shotgun combination is the best choice since the shotgun barrel will fire both shot shells and .41 caliber lead slugs. Although no length specifications are listed on the Rossi website, it does say that this particular combination weighs 3.75 pounds. The current MSRP is $263.21.

Do you have a rifle you’d add to this list? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Liberals know that there’s more than one way to skin a cat when it comes to gun control. They understand that it’s a long, hard battle to take firearms out of Americans’ hands, so they’re going for the ammunition the guns fire instead.

It’s a cunning tactic, and it’s infuriatingly effective. After all, how good is a gun if you don’t have the bullets to shoot it?

Well, one state is taking this scheme to the next level, and conservatives who live there are concerned about what it could mean for their rights.

It probably comes as no surprise, but the state in question in California.

WND has the full story:

Gavin Newsom, California’s Democrat lieutenant governor and governor wannabe, is riding a wave of Second Amendment crackdowns on his campaign trail, including a policy push to regulate ammunition purchases as tightly as firearms’ buys.

“It seems to me the most dangerous part of the weapon is not the weapon, but the ammunition,” Newsom said, Breibart reported.

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As such, Newsom said if he’s elected governor, he would make anyone trying to buy ammunition have to go through the same background check process now required of potential gun purchasers.

During delivery of remarks at the Graton casino, Newsom compared buying ammunition to buying cold medicine, and recounted how he was denied the ability to purchase Sudafed once because he didn’t have a driver’s license with him to show the pharmacist.

His point?

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It’s not logical to require identification for cold medicine, but not ammunition, he said, the Press Democrat reported.

Newsom also vowed as governor to add on more reporting requirements for licensed firearms dealers, and to mandate a license for those who wish to sell ammunition.

Can you believe they’re taking ammo restriction this far?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Do you suffer from severe GAS?

Never heard of that before? Maybe you’re more familiar with it spelled out as Gun Acquisition Syndrome.

You love firearms, and you’re always eyeing the next addition to your collection. It’s ok. We won’t tell your wife.

Well, that’s perfectly fine and all, but some guns might be more worth your consideration than others. Furthermore, some are all hype.

Can you guess which ones we’re talking about here?

Check out this list from Off the Grid News and see if you were right:

1. Desert Eagle in 50 AE. Arguably, it is the most powerful semiautomatic pistol ever made. The Desert Eagle has it all in the looks department, too, and the manufacturer offers them in a number of attractive finishes. The power and look made it a natural for placement in movies and video games, as well. Realistically, however, this is a special purpose handgun designed for hunting and silhouette shooting sports. It is a heavy pistol with a large grip that makes it impractical for self-defense for most people.

If you must have one, do so after you have enough “real guns” to fill your needs.

2. S&W 500 or S&W 460. These revolvers leave the Desert Eagle far behind in the power game. What they really did was put the rifle caliber bolt-action and single shot pistols out of business. Why grab a Remington XP-100 chambered in 7mm BR or 308 Winchester when you can duplicate the ballistics in an easier shooting revolver?
Still, the recoil is extremely harsh, and most new shooters who try one seldom make it through a box of 20 rounds before trading it in or selling it at a loss.

3. Sphinx SDP. Many shooters have never heard of these fine pistols from Switzerland that are renowned for their perfect craftsmanship. Holding a Sphinx is like holding an engineering marvel in your hands. You will find no flaws or machining marks on one of these pistols. Almost as if it were created by magic.

Why is it on the list? Craftsmanship of this nature comes at a price, and $1,200 for a CZ75 clone, no matter how well it works, is a bit much. We have never found these pistols to be more accurate than a CZ or Tanfoglio offering. Save the money and buy more ammunition.

4. Winchester 1911. No, not a 1911 pistol, but a semiauto shotgun that was made that very same year. In an effort to bring a semiautomatic shotgun to market without infringing on John Browning’s patents, Winchester came up with the most dangerous design in the world.

The recoiling barrel means that once it is loaded, the only way to unload it is to push the barrel rearward. More than one gunowner did this by placing the butt on the ground and pushing downward with their head in front of the muzzle.

5. TEC-9, DC-9 or MAC clones in semiautomatic. As full auto machineguns with stocks, these guns are fun and actually pretty useful. In semiautomatic with no stock, you end up with a heavy awkward clunker that is not very good at anything apart from looking cool in a photo op. Why shoot an awkward and heavy 9mm when you can do better with any real semiautomatic handgun, such as a Glock 19 with a 32-round magazine?

There are others out there, but these seem to be the ones we see new people drawn to that end up being rather expensive mistakes. If the world is your oyster and you have money to spend and a battery of dependable firearms to defend yourself and your loved ones, then by all means seek one of these out if it is on your short list.

But if it is going to be one of your first firearms purchases, know that you can do better.

What do you think? Do you agree with this list, or are you offended to see one of your favorite guns?

Give us your reaction in the comments.

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The gun control issue doesn’t just involve the government and the people. Private enterprise plays an important role too.

The individuals who operate the major retailers we shop at daily have an especially powerful position in the gun control debate, because they have the power to either stifle 2nd Amendment rights by preventing Americans to carry in their stores or encourage them patriotically.

Unfortunately, there have already been several businesses who have come out in opposition of firearms, and they’ve openly promoted anti-gun policies as a result.

However, other businesses are taking a different approach by taking the absurd anti-gun rhetoric of gun-grabbing liberals and telling them to shove it.

Thanks to the Conservative Tribune, you can know exactly who these businesses are. Here are five who most recently took a stand against gun control:

Starbucks: In 2013, Moms Demand Action went after Starbucks for their supposedly gun-friendly policies, eventually reporting that they had succeeded in getting the corporation to ban all guns from their locations around the country.

In truth, they secured no such victory as CEO Howard Schultz later clarified that he had simply “requested” that open carriers not be so flamboyant about it, and “requested” an end to the so-called “Starbucks Appreciation Days” in which gun owners would flock to the coffee chain outlets and post pictures to social media including their coffee and guns.

Staples: In 2014, Moms Demand Action targeted office supply chain Staples, even attempting to march into the corporate headquarters to hand deliver a gun-ban petition to CEO Ron Sargent. The only thing the demanding moms succeeded in doing at Staples was getting promptly escorted out of the building by security, which is as far as their proposed gun ban went.

Kroger: Later in 2014, the anti-gun moms set their sights on the Kroger chain of grocery stores, attempting to pressure them into banning guns on their property. After only two weeks, Kroger essentially told the moms to take a hike, as their policy of abiding by local gun laws would remain their corporate gun policy.

Kroger CFO Michael Schlotman later explained that his company flatly rejected the demanding moms because they believed that gun laws were best set by legislators, and not by grocery stores or special interest lobbying groups.

Fred Meyer: Following their stunning defeat at Kroger, Moms Demand Action then absurdly went after Kroger subsidiary Fred Meyer, who instantly shut the campaign down the very day it was launched by reaffirming that they would follow whatever the state and local laws were.

Target: Moms Demand Action made quite a bit of noise when they announced a victory over gun carriers at Target, thinking they had scored an agreement with the retail chain to ban guns on their premises.

However, the interim CEO’s statement that “guests not bring firearms into Target” was immediately clarified by PR group manager Molly Snyder, who made it clear that the CEO’s statement had been “a request and not a prohibition.”

It’s incredibly encouraging to see these businesses take a stand against the dangerous anti-gun trends of our time. If you appreciate their support, be sure to shop in their stores as often as you can.

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Walk into any room of people in America and tell them Hillary Clinton is a bald faced liar; you probably won’t get much of a response, because practically everybody already accepts that statement as fact.

The Clintons are well-known for a lot of things, but lying has to be the thing they’re known the most for.

They represent the classic slippery politician. One day they’re saying one thing, and the next they’re saying another. All the while, they actually believe something else altogether!

Such is the case with Hillary Clinton’s stance on gun control. To nobody’s surprise, she’s been telling the public one thing about her gun control agenda and secretly planning something far worse.

The Washington Free Beacon breaks the news:

While Clinton has previously supported an assault weapons ban, this is the first time since launching her campaign that she indicated that she would take on the Supreme Court over gun issues.

Although Clinton did not identify which Supreme Court case she disagreed with, she appeared to be criticizing the landmark 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller, which found the handgun ban in Washington, D.C., unconstitutional.

“I was proud when my husband took [the National Rifle Association] on, and we were able to ban assault weapons, but he had to put a sunset on so 10 years later. Of course [President George W.] Bush wouldn’t agree to reinstate them,” said Clinton.

“We’ve got to go after this,” Clinton continued. “And here again, the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get.”

She also used some of her strongest language yet to criticize the NRA, vowing to take on the gun rights lobbying group and make this a key component of her campaign.

“I’m going to speak out, I’m going to do everything I can to rally people against this pernicious, corrupting influence of the NRA and we’re going to do whatever we can,” she said.

Clinton argued that the NRA has “so intimidated elected members of Congress and other legislative bodies that these people are passing the most absurd laws.”

“The idea that you can have an open carry permit with an AK-47 over your shoulder walking up and down the aisles of a supermarket is just despicable,” she said.

The comments earned applause at the closed-door fundraiser, and demonstrate Clinton’s efforts to appeal to progressive donors as she faces a growing challenge from the far-left candidate Bernie Sanders, who has been criticized by some liberal observers for his broad support of gun rights.

The Clinton campaign did not respond to questions about the specific areas where Clinton disagrees with the Supreme Court. However, the Heller ruling is considered the most sweeping and controversial second amendment decision made by the highest court in recent years.

The Supreme Court affirmed that the Second Amendment granted gun rights to individuals whether or not they were members of an organized government militia in 2008. That ruling overturned the District of Columbia’s total ban on ownership of handguns and other strict forms of gun control. It also created the legal precedent that continues to influence all federal court rulings related to Second Amendment cases.

The NRA responded to Clinton’s remarks in a statement to the Free Beacon.

“Hillary Clinton just doesn’t get it,” said Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA’s legislative division. “The NRA’s strength lies in our five million members and the tens of millions of voters who support the Second Amendment. A majority of Americans support this freedom, and the Supreme Court was absolutely right to hold that the Second Amendment guarantees the fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms.”

The Clinton fundraiser was hosted at the Greenwich Village home of John Zaccaro, a convicted felon. During her remarks, Clinton also proposed the creation of a national infrastructure bank, which she indicated would be modeled on the work done by the Clinton Global Initiative. She did not take questions after her speech.

Gun owners already knew that another Clinton presidency would be bad news for gun rights, but now it’s clear just how threatening Hillary really is.

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