Tunisians Rally Against Terrorism. Big Whoop.

“Chanting ‘Tunisia is free! Terrorism out!’, they marched [in their thousands] to the Bardo Museum, the scene of an attack in which 21 tourists and a Tunisian died,” bbc.co.uk reports. “French President Francois Hollande and other world leaders attended a ceremony at the museum. Speaking at the museum, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi paid tribute to his citizens’ defiance. ‘The Tunisian people proved today that they do not bow to terrorism, and that as one man and one woman, they defend the nation. When Tunisia is targeted, the whole nation stands as one.'” Politically, sure. Practically? Not so much. Any guesses where Tunisia stands in regards to the rate of legal firearms ownership (a damn good way to fight terrorists)? bustle.com has the answer . . .

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CMC Triggers Returns for the 2015 Texas Firearms Festival


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CMC Triggers was a hit at the 2014 Texas Firearms Festival. The Texas-based manufacturer proved their company’s claim: the trigger is an AR-15 and/or AR-10 platform rifle’s single most important “accurizer”. You want to shoot better groups or CQB with increased lethality? A CMC Triggers trigger group is the simplest, easiest and best solution. No screws, no adjustability, complete consistency, tactical grade quality. And now color! Make the jump for the full spiel. Meanwhile, yes, the soda can shotgun is set for a command performance in CMC’s bay . . .Read More

Factory Tour: Accurate Ordnance


Recently, Nick and I went to northern Georgia to hang out with a mutual friend for the weekend. Said friend had some guns to show us and Nick and I rarely need much of an excuse to go shoot stuff. But our buddy got waylaid by delayed flights and various other engagements, so we found ourselves with a few hours to burn in the Atlanta area. After visiting Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles, we texted our buddy Richard King for some advice on gun stuff we should see while we waited around . . .

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Reader: Mike Thompson is Not a ‘Fudd’


A reader who prefers to remain anonymous writes:

Recently I read an article accusing Mike of being ‘Fudd’.  I am here to tell you right now Mike Thompson is not a ‘Fudd’ (as in Elmer Fudd of Buggs Bunny fame).  I have voted for Mike faithfully for years.  He has done many good things for my district. Charles Michael “Mike” Thompson is the U.S. Representative for California’s 5th congressional district, serving since 1999. He is the current Chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He is also stated as being a gun owner and ‘avid’ outdoorsman . . .

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Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Unnamed Dayton, Ohio Man

Crack (courtesy wikimedia.org)

Every now and then we stumble upon a story of an irresponsible gun owner who comes clean. The miscreant admits the four-rule firearms folly that led to his or her negligent discharge. These mea culpas are the exception to the rule. While the cause of gun safety would be well served by NDers putting their hands up (so to speak), most irresponsible gun owners know that telling the truth about their gun safety violation could land them in considerable legal difficulty. Here’s a refreshingly honest case [via whio.com] that gives a full accounting of how things went badly, ballistically wrong. Or does it . . .

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New from Trulock: Predator Coyote Shotgun Choke

Trulock Predator Choke (courtsey  truylockchokes.com)

Coyotes are fair game. People who terminate coyotes (with extreme, if stealthy prejudice) in open terrain tend to use rifles in the ever-popular .223 caliber. That said, a deer rifle will also git ‘er done. But when you’re hunting in thick timber or in the dead of night, a shotgun is your ballistic BFF. Trulock’s presser [after the jump] warns aspiring “song dog” hunters that taking aim at 40 yards or more that 00 buck ain’t it. “Depending on the shotgun make, No. 4 buck, No. 2 buck or T shot paired with the new Predator Choke will put the largest number of pellets at higher energy into that same animal at that same distance.” Their new made-in-the-USA performance-guaranteed Coyote Choke is one of 2k shotgun chokes they offer to the general public. We’ll secure a sample for our Jon Wayne Taylor and see what he makes of it. Watch this space . . .

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Question of the Day: Can School Shootings Be Prevented?

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At huffingtonpost.com, self-proclaimed School Safety Advocate, Educator and Writer Jonathan J. Doll, PhD offers readers A Framework for Understanding Lethal School Violence: Part 1. “It is critical to bear in mind that lethal school violence seldom occurs completely unannounced in a perpetrator’s life,” the good Doctor reminds us, “but rather often has a lengthy runway leading up to them — of weeks or even more than a year.” I’ve posted a list of his questions for schools looking to institute “behavioral intervention” after the jump. My question to you: what would be your list of questions for educational institutions who want to defend themselves against a school shooter? . . .

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Gun Review: Ruger Redhawk Hunter .44 Magnum


(This is a reader-submitted review)

By Russ C in Alaska

The Ruger Redhawk is Ruger’s flagship revolver, providing the user with the cannon-like firepower of the .44 Magnum since its introduction in 1979. The Redhawk is offered in several configurations; mine is the Hunter model, with a 7.5-inch barrel, ready to accept a scope, should you want to meddle with the beauty of the beast . . .

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OMG! A Seven-Year-Old Shooting a Gun! In Illinois! OMG!

You want me to trade this for a NERF  gun (courtesy chicagotribune.com)

The chicagotribune.com didn’t invent anti-gun animus, but they’ve pretty much perfected the art, editorializing against gun rights in The Land of Lincoln with Bloombergian self-righteous fervor. Gun right advocates are routinely portrayed as “extremists.” Pro-gun control extremists advocates get a disproportionate amount of ink. Only not so much in How to Shoot a Gun If You’re A Kid. Author Peter Nickeas plays it straight, chronicling a beginner’s shooting class for kids at GAT Guns in East Dundee, Illinois. It’s only when we get to the end of the article that Nickeas or, more likely his editor, felt compelled to introduce “balance” to the piece . . .

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BREAKING: Driver Rams Gate of NSA HQ, Gun Battle Ensues


“Police shot at an SUV after its driver used the vehicle to ram a set of gates at the National Security Agency’s headquarters in Fort Meade, Md., according to a report. It’s unclear if anyone was injured in the Monday morning incident or why the person drove at the gates on the secure campus, some 22 miles northeast of Washington, D.C.” That report from nydailynews.com. The image above from myfoxdc.com shows what appears to be a body under a sheet. Stay tuned.