Red Flag Laws Defend Yourself Fri, 13 Dec 2019 01:54:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Red Flag Laws 32 32 Red Flag Laws – What You Need To Know Fri, 13 Dec 2019 01:51:57 +0000 Every time there is a mass gun shooting, there will always be cries for more gun control laws. The left-leaning politicians in Washington have started pushing what they call “Red Flag Laws” to be implemented in each state. What are these red flag laws? What do they hope to accomplish? Let’s define what red flag laws are first:

In the United States, a red flag law is a gun control law that permits police or family members to petition a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person who may present a danger to others or themselves. A judge makes the determination to issue the order based on statements and actions made by the gun owner in question.[1] Refusal to comply with the order is punishable as a criminal offense.[2][3] After a set time, the guns are returned to the person from whom they were seized unless another court hearing extends the period of confiscation.[4][5][6]

Orders issued under “red flag” laws, also called risk-based gun removal laws,[7] are known by several names, including Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) (in OregonWashingtonMaryland, and Vermont); Risk Protection Orders (in Florida); Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs) (in California); risk warrants (in Connecticut); and Proceedings for the Seizure and Retention of a Firearm (in Indiana).[8] As of August 2019, 17 states and the District of Columbia have passed some form of red-flag law. The specifics of the laws, and the degree to which they are utilized, vary from state to state.[9]

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From this definition, it is easy to see that red flag laws push the boundaries of the Constitution and threaten second amendment rights. If state courts can arbitrarily decide who should or should not possess a firearm, then the second amendment becomes a privilege instead of a right. If our Creator is the grantor of our rights per the Constitution, then no lower form of authority should usurp our rights away.

Obviously nobody wants criminals and evil people to have access to firearms, but according to red flag laws, a judge can hear a petition from one party and decide that another party “may” be a risk. Regardless of whether a person eventually is found to be no risk and their firearms are returned to them, they still have to endure the humiliation of being labeled a dangerous person and have their private property confiscated. It sets a dangerous precedent to allow the government to search and seize firearms before there is due process of law.

It is understandable why many people want red flag laws. They feel that a temporary condition of indignity and humiliation is worth preventing future acts of violence. The problem is, we have far too many activist judges in this country who will outright abuse their power simply because they do not like firearms or the typical gun enthusiast who does not share their worldviews. Red flag laws institutionalize targeted persecution in the same vein as racial profiling does. The only difference with liberals is that their form of persecution is shrouded in a cleverly packaged “moral high ground.” Strict Constitutionalists, however, see right through it for what it is…the back door to tyranny.

States where red flag laws exist.

Notice that most of the states with red flag laws are left-leaning who traditionally vote Democrat. The odd exceptions are Indiana and Florida. Gun enthusiasts should take heed that once these red flag laws go into effect, they are unlikely to ever be repealed. Furthermore, they will only make tighter gun control laws more likely. It would be wise to pay very close attention to which way your state is leaning on this issue. It would also be a very good idea to do research on judicial candidates and how they stand on gun issues.

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The Colt M1877 – The First Double Action Revolver Tue, 03 Dec 2019 20:44:56 +0000 Colt M1877

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to searchThis article is about the Colt Model 1877. For other Colt Double Action firearms, see Colt Double Action.

Colt M1877
Colt M1877 “Lightning”
Place of originUnited States
Production history
DesignerWilliam Mason
Produced1877 to 1909
No. built166,849
Cartridge.32 Colt (“Rainmaker”)
.38 Long Colt (“Lightning”)
.41 Long Colt (“Thunderer”)
Actiondouble-action revolver
Feed systemCylinder magazine

Colt “Thunderer” with ejector (above), compared to Colt Single-Action Army (below).

The Colt M1877 was a double-action revolver manufactured by Colt’s Patent Fire Arms from January 1877 to 1909 for a total of 166,849 revolvers. The Model 1877 was offered in three calibers, which lent them three unofficial names: the “Lightning”, the “Thunderer”, and the “Rainmaker”. The principal difference between the models was the cartridge in which they were chambered: the “Lightning” being chambered in .38 Long Colt; the “Thunderer” in .41 Colt. Both models had a six-round ammunition capacity.[1] An earlier model in .32 Colt known as the “Rainmaker” was offered in 1877.[2]


The M1877 was designed by one of the inventors of the M1873 Colt Single Action ArmyWilliam Mason, as Colt’s first attempt at manufacturing a double-action revolver. The M1877 was the first successful US-made double-action cartridge revolver.[2]

The M1877 was offered from the factory in two basic finishes: nickel-plated or a case-hardened frame with a blue barrel and cylinder. The revolver was available in barrel lengths from 2.5″ to 7.5″ and was available with or without the ejector rod and housing. The shorter barreled versions without the ejector rod were marketed as “shopkeeper’s specials”.[1]

Neither “Lightning” nor “Thunderer” were Colt designations, nor used by the factory in any reference materials. Both terms were coined by Benjamin Kittredge, one of Colt’s major distributors. Kittredge was responsible for the terms “Peacemaker” for the Single Action Army, “Omnipotent” for the Colt M1878 double-action (often known as the “Frontier” model), and nicknames for the various chamberings of the New Line models.[3]

The M1877’s early double-action mechanism proved to be both intricate and delicate, and thus prone to breakage.[2] The design had a reputation for failure and earned the nickname “the gunsmith’s favorite”. Because of the intricate design and difficulty of repair, gunsmiths to this day dislike working on them.[2] Gun Digest referred to it as “the worst double-action trigger mechanism ever made”.[4] Typically, the trigger spring would fail and this would reduce the revolver to single-action fire only. Outwardly, the Model 1877 shows a striking resemblance to the Colt Single Action Army revolver, however it is scaled down slightly and much thinner in dimension. The standard finishes were blued, with a case-colored frame or nickel plating. The bird’s head grips were of checkered rosewood on the early guns and hard rubber on the majority of later-production guns.[4]

The “Lightning” was the favored personal weapon of famous Manchester (UK) Victorian detective and then head of CIDJerome Caminada. Old West outlaw John Wesley Hardin frequently used both “Lightning” and “Thunderer” versions of the Colt 1877 revolver.[2] Likewise the 1877 “Thunderer” in .41 caliber was the preferred weapon of Billy the Kid and was his weapon of choice when he was killed by Pat Garrett in 1881.[5][6][7] Doc Holliday was also known to carry a nickel plated colt thunder in his waistband as an accompanying gun to his nickel plated colt 1873. Both had ivory or pearl grips.


  1. Jump up to:a b Flayderman, Norm (2001). Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms… and their values. Iola, WI: Krause Publications. p. 669. ISBN 0-87349-313-3.
  2. Jump up to:a b c d e Herring, Hal (2008). Famous Firearms of the Old West: From Wild Bill Hickok’s Colt Revolvers to Geronimo’s Winchester, Twelve Guns That Shaped Our History. TwoDot. p. 224. ISBN 0-7627-4508-8.
  3. ^ Gurr, Ted Robert (1979). Violence in America: The History of Crime. SAGE. p. 145. ISBN 978-0-8039-3228-9. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  4. Jump up to:a b Wood, JB (2001). The Gun Digest Book of Firearms Assembly/Disassembly: Revolvers. Iola, WI: Krause Publications. p. 576. ISBN 978-0-87341-923-9.
  5. ^ Boorman, Dean K. (2004). Guns of the Old West: An Illustrated History. Lyons Press. p. 128. ISBN 978-1-59228-638-6.
  6. ^ Wilson, RL (1992). Peacemakers: Arms and Adventure in the American West. Edison, New Jersey: Chartwell Publications. p. 392. ISBN 978-0-7858-1892-2.
  7. ^ Kinard, Jeff (2004). “The Metallic Cartridge and the Modern Revolver”. Pistols: An Illustrated History of Their Impact. Weapons and warfare series. ABC-CLIO. p. 163. ISBN 978-1-85109-470-7.
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