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How to get your hands on a historic M1911 pistol from the US Army stockpile

Americans will soon have the rare opportunity to get their hands on a historic military gun.<p>Only American citizens can purchase one of these World War II combat pistols, the M1911, from the U.S. Army stockpile. And only one can be purchased a year by a qualified buyer.<p>The 1911 is one of the most …

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A Requiem for Florida, the Paradise That Should Never Have Been

As Hurricane Irma prepares to strike, it’s worth remembering that Mother Nature never intended us to live here.<p>ORLANDO, Fla.—The first Americans to spend much time in South Florida were the U.S. Army men who chased the Seminole Indians around the peninsula in the 1830s. And they hated it. Today, …

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Concealed handgun permits surging, blacks, women lead growth

Concealed handgun permits in the United States soared by 1.83 million since last July, setting a record for the fourth consecutive year, according to an analysis released Thursday.<p>That brings the total number of concealed handgun permit holders in the country to 16.3 million, with some of the …

Guns

Stanford law prof gets it wrong on guns -- right-to-carry reduces crime, not the other way around

Would you rely almost exclusively on trends in Hawaii to predict violent crime rates in Idaho, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Utah? Would you look at Illinois to predict changes in Louisiana and South Carolina? Illinois has a drastically difference crime landscape, with half of its violent …

Guns

Cerberus’s Remington Debt Fizzles as Trump Cools Firearms Fervor

Steve Feinberg’s investment in Remington Outdoor Co. is misfiring again.<p>The billionaire’s buyout fund, Cerberus Capital Management, controls gunmaker …

Guns

Instead of taking away our guns, why not arm law-abiding citizens as protection from an attack?

<b>To the editor:</b> The Times Editorial Board again mistakenly focuses on one instrument use to commit violence — firearms — rather than the underlying causes of violence. It seems doubtful that absent a firearm, those who decide to commit suicide would not find other means, and many of the U.S. …

Guns

Former University Professor Suggests the NRA Is 'More Dangerous' Than ISIS

<i>Programming Alert: Don't miss "Tucker Carlson Tonight" at a new time, 8:00pm ET, starting on Monday, followed at 9:00pm by "The Five."</i><p>A former University of Missouri journalism professor is suggesting that the National Rifle Association (NRA) is more dangerous than ISIS.<p>George Kennedy, former …

Guns

The treacherous road with 318 turns

With hairpins, blind cutbacks and a cloverleaf here and there, this challenging 11-mile stretch is said to be among the best driving roads in the world.<p>Deep in the southern United States, in the thickly forested border of Tennessee and North Carolina, is a road that seems drawn by a doodler. It …

Adventure Travel

Why the Next Supreme Court Is Poised to Roll Back Gun Rights

Nuts like the NRA have advanced a radical interpretation of the Second Amendment for the past few decades, but politics and legal thinking signal a …

Guns

Riding with a Gun

Regardless of an individual’s position on firearms, the simple fact of the matter is that motorcycle ownership and gun ownership often go hand in …

Guns

Sandy Hook families' lawsuit seeks to hold gun companies accountable

Victims’ families in 2012 school shooting say companies were negligent in sale and marketing of assault rifle used by gunman; defendants call for case’s dismissal<p>Lawyers for the companies that manufactured and sold the rifle used in the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings argued in court on …

Bernie Sanders would likely raise taxes to pay for universal health care

Bernie Sanders likely wants to raise everyone's taxes to pay for universal health care, but promises it will be worth it.<p>The Democratic presidential contender has long promoted a single payer health care system, which would eliminate the private insurance market in favor of a government-run …

Health Care

Oil crashes to $30 a barrel

The dramatic crash in crude oil prices just got even more stunning.<p>Oil plummeted below $30 a barrel on Tuesday for the first time since December 2003. The latest wave of selling leaves crude oil down 19% this year alone. It represents an incredible 72% plunge from crude oil's June 2014 peak of …

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Tilting Motor Works kit turns Harley-Davidson motorcycles into 'reverse trikes'

The three-wheeled power-sports market is growing fast, driven largely by newbie bikers and aging riders attracted to big motorcycles but afraid of their heft and weight.<p>Many love the stability of a three-wheeled machine, but an equal number are put off by the handling: Trikes don't lean when they …

Motorcycles

Banning Gun Sales to People on No-Fly List May Not Be Constitutional, Experts Say

On Thursday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced plans to issue an executive order barring anyone listed on federal terrorist watch lists from …

The Big Problem With The New York Times' Gun Editorial

It ignores most gun violence.<p>On Saturday, The New York Times printed a front-page editorial -- its first since 1920 -- calling for greater restrictions on gun ownership in the United States. You can read the piece here, but be warned: It's deeply flawed.<p>The Times doesn't use the term, but the …

How the Kansas City Royals Dashed to a World Series Title

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The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

Start Hoarding Coffee Beans, Because a Major Shortage May Be Looming

Sleepy mornings may become less pleasant in the coming years if one coffee roaster's projections are accurate. Global demand for the planet's favorite caffeinated beverage is rising, especially in emerging markets, and coffee production around the world needs to increase by an extra 40 million to …

Coffee

The U.S. Isn't Australia: Gun Control Won't Happen Here

Another week, another massacre. In fact, mass shootings occur on a daily basis in the US.<p>The death death toll in Oregon's campus shooting is apparently 10, though some news sources reported it as high as 15 in the confusing hours after the attack.<p>Twitter, Facebook, political blogs, editorial pages, …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

Motivation

The Walt Disney Co. Just Bought $2.4 Billion of Its Own Stock -- Should You Follow Suit?

Source: The Waly Disney Co.<p><b>Disney</b>'s stock was sent into a tailspin last month, when CEO Bob Iger uttered something Wall Street had hoped it wouldn't hear: The cord-cutting phenomenon is real, and Disney may start feeling the effects in its financials.<p>What followed was a sell-off that brought …

Walt Disney Company

Report: Apple is getting a second 'spaceship' 5 miles from Cupertino

How big is Apple? Big enough it needs not one, but <i>two</i> so-called "spaceship" offices. That's approximately two more than your company.<p>Apple just …

Democrats To Target Gun Loophole With New Bill

Democratic senators from Connecticut announced Friday that they are introducing a bill to close a loophole that allows people who have not completed background checks to buy guns. <b></b><p>Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) are sponsoring legislation that would ban the “default to proceed” …

Gun Control

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Millennials Now Outnumber Boomers in the U.S.

Mil­len­ni­als now make up a lar­ger part of the pop­u­la­tion than boomers, ac­cord­ing to the latest Census Bur­eau data.<p>People who were born …

Oil tops $60 for first time in 2015, industry spending cuts support

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