Steps to Buy Firearms Offline or through Online Gun Shops

Monday, May 11, 2009

Ever wondered about the steps necessary before you can purchase a firearm? Go through the short list below and see if you are ready to get that firearm you've been dying to own.

1. Gun laws vary in each state. Remember to know the age requirement for guns.

-Be a legal resident of the state.
-An ID or Driver’s license to prove residency.
-No felon record or any other types of serious offenses.

2. Before you have all papers and requirement ready, be sure that you have already chosen and prepared for the type of gun and its cost.

Hunting = Rifles / Shotguns
Home Security = Handguns
Sportsmen = Long guns / Handguns

3. Find a licensed firearms dealer in your area; sporting goods stores, gun shops, gun shows or online gun shops. Find someone that you can trust too.

4. Once you have the right gun dealer, ask if you can have the gun inspected. Most likely, gun dealers will allow you.

5. A paperwork is required for you to fill out. It is necessary to ensure that you don’t have any record that will prevent you from owning a firearm. The background check will be done by the NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System).

6. Lastly, make sure that you have the patience to wait. This is necessary since some states require a holding period of the firearm first before it is sent to you. If the state you live in doesn’t have that rule, you can take your new gun home right away.


Choose Used Guns for Sale Wisely

Thursday, April 23, 2009

It's all about the overall look and performance of a used gun. Even if the case is, it is indeed "used", the next owner should be able to feel contentment in getting it (besides the fact that it is for sale for such a low price).

One important thing to consider that is in-line with how a used gun would look after years of service to the seller, is its barrel. The possibility of roughness can never be ruled out, and yet, there are instances when a rough-looking barrel can still perform at its top condition.

Remember, it always comes down to how satisfying a gun is able to shoot once it is in your hands.

Here are quick and simple ways how to start looking for used guns for sale:

1.) Gun shops and gun fair are two separate and very different places to look and buy for used guns. Your best bet is to inspect a used gun for damages and any obvious signs of wear and tear.

2.) Since you are to inspect used guns yourself, don't buy directly from online ads, newspapers or magazines. You are in the losing end if you do.

3.) To support the previous tip, it's best to know ahead of purchase if a warranty is available. This way, you can bring home the gun, test it and still return it after if you find anything that doesn’t meet your standards.

4.) The grip is important. Make sure it fits your hand well.

5.) Even when the inside of the gun looks clean, it can never be too clean as that of a brand new gun since it has been used and existed already for many years. If you are not too satisfied with how it looks, you can ask the seller to have it cleaned before you purchase it.

6.) Test the gun. It will not only help you get an actual idea on how the gun will work once you start using it, but also, it will give you obvious reasons if you should really buy and keep it.


Guns Made, Tested and Sold in Pakistan

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Found this documentary and it should give a vast idea to people in America how guns are made in Pakistan - and it's flourishing!


Less Guns for Cops

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Guns are found everywhere! Surprisingly, if almost everyone in Brazil own guns, the opposite is happening in the Philippines. It is a sad but alarming number when an article from a legit newspaper source appeared from the results page in Google.

A staggering 51,000 cops do not have guns. Though this is the case, I’m sure there is a good reason as to why this has happened.

Here is what the articles says:
MANILA, Philippines - Almost half of police officers nationwide have no hand guns.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has not yet provided hand guns to 51,242 out of the 125,000 police officers nationwide.

The PNP also admitted that some of the 1,741 police station buildings nationwide are in a state of disrepair.

PNP chief Director General Jesus Verzosa said these are among the challenges being addressed by the PNP through the Integrated Transformation Program (ITP).

The concerns on firearms, police station buildings and mobility assets were discussed during the PNP-hosted multi-sectoral forum on police transformation held at the PNP Multi-Purpose Hall in Camp Crame, Quezon City yesterday attended by leaders and representatives from the religious, business, academe, non-governmental organizations, mass media and government sectors.

Verzosa said the forum aims to enlist the participation of the different sectors of society to come up with better solutions to issues and concerns on peace and order and internal security.
Chief Superintendent Lani-O Nerez, Deputy Director for Logistics, said that PNP has 51,757 units of 9mm pistols, 11,891 units of .38 revolvers and 10,110 pieces of .45 pistols, or a total of 73,758 short firearms.

On long firearms, Nerez said that the PNP has at present 4,213 units of 12-gauge shotguns, 48,456 M16 rifles, and 5,445 M-14 rifles or a total of 58,114 long firearms.
“Due to inadequate funds to procure firearms, the PNP prioritized issuance of firearms to PNP units and personnel in high risk areas,” Nerez said.

President Arroyo tapped the PNP in 2006 to adopt Internal Security Operations (ISO) in areas where the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is not present. PNP units involved in ISO need long firearms and the PNP has only procured a total of 3,964 units in the past six years.

“The yearly procurement of short firearms of 5,000 units per year is not enough to fill up the shortage,” Nerez reported. “The annual recruitment of an average of 3,000 police personnel needs the corresponding number of short firearms.”

“Only 691 or 40 percent of the 1,741 police station buildings are owned by the PNP, while 1,050 or 60 percent buildings are located on the property of local government units,” said Nerez,adding that “some of the existing PNP-owned police station buildings are deteriorating and in disrepair.”
Nerez pointed out that in some cases the budget for construction or repair of police station buildings come from local government officials, the general appropriations act (GAA) or private organizations.

The PNP also has a shortage of 12,714 vehicles out of the 22,303 units required.

Verzosa said the involvement of the community is a key factor in implementing the 10-year ITP sought by the PNP to make the police organization more capable, effective and credible.

“We are trying to address the dysfunctions in existing systems, procedures and programs, and by promoting within the PNP a culture of excellence, moral values and spirituality among all personnel,” said Verzosa.
Source: The Philippine Star

See? There was a good reason for it. Now, one can think, how are guns abundant in some countries while there are still others that need quality guns for very good reasons. Where is the justice in that?


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