Category Archives: FIREARMS

Back to the 1960s?

Riots, violent radicals, official corruption, chaos, left wing nonsense In today’s world, we need firepower — not flower power! By Eric Noevere News Analysis CAMPAIGN TRAIL – Just a few weeks have passed since the Orlando ISIS attack, while another ISIS attack has occurred at Turkey’s Ataturk airport; a lone wolf attack in Nice France; and two separate attacks by black militants against Dallas and Baton Rouge police officers. At every turn there have been calls for restrictions on the right to bear arms by law-abiding citizens. Much theater has been done by President Obam…

Peletier Man charged in Domestic Shooting

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office On 06/19/2016 Carteret County deputies arrested William Byron Mitchell, 37, of 110 Little Kinston Rd, Peletier in connection with an early morning domestic shooting. Deputies responded to Mitchell’s residence at 2:00am and discovered his 32 year old girlfriend, Nicole Blevins, shot in the face with a 9mm handgun. Blevins was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville where she is currently in stable condition. Mitchell was charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury and placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $1…

Pulse Club ‘like shooting fish in a barrel’

The design and construction of the Orlando nightclub severely limited escape options. By Eric Noevere ORLANDO — Another tragedy and the media and the left are again blaming the gun for the crime. Law enforcement officials were still working the crime scene when Obama and Hillary were demanding more controls on certain rifles, making it harder for citizens to lawfully exercise their Second Amendment rights. This time Obama couldn’t blow this off as work place violence or a hate crime. The terrorist called 911 three times while he was committing his crime, stating his allegiance to I…

Be wary of push for Universal Background Checks

By Eric Noevere WASHINGTON, D.C. There has been huge interest in President Obama’s recent Executive Orders pertaining to gun control. Specifically closing parts of the infamous “gun show loophole.” After the dust settled, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms did produce a document titled: “Do I Need A License to Buy and Sell Firearms? On Page 2 is a disclaimer “The guidance set forth has no regulatory effect…” It can be retrieved from the direct link at www.atf.gov/file/100871/download . Since I teach firearms classes and have some familiarity with federal and sta…

Duck’s eye view: Impoundments look great!

On the ground: Residents have a different perspective Ducks have been flying over Goose Creek Island even before 1750. Ouch! Many on the Island, think the corner of this new duck impoundment seems a bit too close to an existing home. GOOSE CREEK ISLAND – From the air, this remote northeast corner of Pamlico County looks like an ideal stopping spot for migratory waterfowl cruising the Atlantic Flyway, especially so in recent years with an unprecedented proliferation of man-made duck impoundments. However, down on the ground, these shallow, flooded feeding grounds – designed to attract…

Repeal of gun law triggers heat in Vandemere

Vandemere town commissioner Steve Lacy VANDEMERE – Tempers flared Monday night over a vote two months ago, repealing a town law that had been on the books for decades. The ordinance, originally adopted in 1980, was remarkably brief: That no firearms shall be discharged in the legal town limits of Vandemere, and signed by then Town Mayor Billy W. Harris. Although brevity is the soul of wit, town laws intended to prohibit some type of otherwise legal activity are seldom meant to be funny, and are rarely brief, according to Vandemere town commissioner Steve Lacy, who is also a veteran attorney.…

Have Gun, Will Travel

McCune shoots his new handgun at the indoor firing range of Pro-Gun & Outdoor Sports. By Terry Leigh McCune | Staff Writer FLORENCE – After looking at a multitude of handguns, I finally made my choice. I bought an Astra A-75 9mm semi-automatic pistol from East 55 Pawn in Merritt. I got a great bargain! While I was there, I bought two boxes of ammunition and a cleaning kit to fit my gun’s barrel. McCune purchased an Astra A-75 9mm semi-automatic pistol Manufactured by the European American Arms Corporation, the Astra A-75 combines a powerful cartridge, excellent magazine capacity, and i…

Handgun choice no easy matter

This is the second article in a series. By Terry Leigh McCune | Staff Writer FLORENCE – Over the past couple of weeks, I have been looking online, in handgun publications, pawnshops and firearm dealers to see what kinds and sizes of handguns are available. I knew that I wanted something simple. I didn’t need all the bells and whistles like laser targeting. I never knew there were so many firearms manufacturers! Besides the brand names which I was familiar with, such as Browning, Remington, Colt, Raven, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Glock, Heckler & Koch, and Sig Sauer, there are so many bra…

Right to bear arms seems infringed

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles. By Terry Leigh McCune | Staff Writer FLORENCE – Before you decide to own a firearm, you need to determine the purpose of its use. Is it for home protection? Is it for personal protection when you are away from home? Do you need it for protection from vermin and critters that invade your property? Is it for hunting wildlife, or is it just for the sport of shooting? Your goals will determine which type of firearm best suits your needs. If you have decided to purchase a firearm for home and personal protection, you have to ask yourself several qu…

High school search turns up gun, ammo

  By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer BAYBORO – An unannounced ‘canine’ drug search conducted Monday on the grounds of Pamlico County High School discovered a gun and ammunition in the custody of a male student. Possession of a firearm on a school campus is a criminal offense, which usually triggers an arrest. The age and identity of the suspect are known to this newspaper, but law enforcement authorities requested Wednesday that the person’s name be withheld pending further investigation of the case. In a brief press release, Wanda Dawson, superintendent of the Pamlico County S…
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