Tennessee “Guns in Bars” Bill Nothing of the Sort

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The Memphis Commercial Appeal has a bee in its bonnet re: the “guns in bars” legislation heading towards approval. They’re pissed at the state legislature’s likely override of the governor’s veto of…

Philippine Gun Ban is Go

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As TTAG predicted, the Philippine government is moving to extend its temporary, election-related gun ban to infinity—and beyond! The state-dominated media is, surprise, lining up behind the idea. “We believe that…

Finland’s Spree Killings Trigger Gun Control Debate

Last New Year’s Eve, Ibrahim Shkupolli stabbed his ex-lover, gunned down four of her colleagues at a Finnish shopping mall, and then turned the gun on himself. Shkupolli fired 10 shots from a pistol that had been stolen from a gun shop in Norway in 1990. He was an Albanian immigrant, who’d been denied Finnish citizenship after being convicted for violence, property and firearm crimes. Despite the fact that Shkupolli’s murderous rampage lies well outside the Finnish norm, it’s triggered legislative action to make it even harder—if not impossible–for a legal citizen to obtain a firearm. Which they can’t carry concealed, anyway. Perhaps it has something to do with previous spree killings; the gun control debate first entered the political mainstream after two school shootings in 2007 and 2008, where gunmen murdered a total 18 pupils and staff.

Last New Year’s Eve, Ibrahim Shkupolli stabbed his ex-lover, gunned down four of her colleagues at a Finnish shopping mall, and then turned the gun on himself. Shkupolli fired 10 shots from…

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NY “Don’t Kill” Bill (AO2952) Hits the Media Wall

It’s hard to believe that any sane politician would mess with the provisions of a state’s penal code authorizing the police to use deadly force. Unless your “base” is so…

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Incendiary Image of the Day: iRevolver

[Instructions here.] Gun owners—or potential gun owners—looking for the “real” iPhone of guns are directed to Brett Solomon’s review of the Ruger LCP. Meanwhile, this, which gives the iPhone a…

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Sunday Book Review: The Bias Against Guns

The Bias Against Guns aims to tell us “Why Almost Everything You’ve Heard About Gun Control is Wrong.” Huh? Anyone who’s even glanced at More Guns, Less Crime knows that…

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World First: Alligator Poacher Nailed by DNA Test

At a boat ramp at the edge of the Everglades, he saw the man lure the alligator with marshmallows, shoot it six or seven times in the head with a…

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COD Play-by-Play Playa Hates Camping. Big Style. [Warning: NSFW]

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Pediatrics Journal Study on Urban vs. Rural Gun Deaths Misses the Point

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A reader over at citizen-times.com shares our view that the much-publicized study by Pediatrics journal—announcing that rural suicide stats equalize urban gun crime death—is a botched landing at the wrong airport….

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AZ Restaurants: Open Carry, Concealed Carry; My Kingdom for a Gun?

“Any time you have loaded weapons ready to fire, you increase the chance that someone will get shot. That can lead to accidents or shootings in the heat of the moment….

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Question of the Day: Do You Have an Emergency Plan for a Home Invasion?

Grab a gun, shoot the invader? Uh, no. Something a little more sophisticated, perhaps. I’ve been speaking with an Army vet who “hardened” targets in Iraq. We’re talking about setting…