Category Archives: FIREARMS

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…

Hollow-point bullets ‘troubling’ says Congressman Walter Jones

  Federal agencies on buying spree for ‘weapons of war’ Walter B. Jones By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer VANCEBORO – North Carolina’s Third District Congressman, Republican Walter B. Jones, confirmed this week — in a letter to a constituent — that federal agencies, with little or no responsibility for national security, are receiving “massive quantities” of bullets and weapons of war that “are simply unnecessary.” The Vanceboro resident received the April 17 letter from Jones, and agreed to supply the Congressional correspondence to this newspape…
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