Cumberland Gun Range Murderer Revealed; More Grist for the Tea Party Terrorist Mill

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Ever since the Tea Party first appeared, left-wing commentators have been busy portraying conservative populism as proto-terrorism. Well, here’s more grist for their mill [via whptv.com]: “Two corrections officers from…

In 1961, radio comedian/advertising wunderkind Stan Freberg released what would become one of the most enduring comedy classic LPs of all time, Stan Freberg Presents The United States of America. Populated with characters voiced by Freberg, Jesse White (the original Maytag Repairman) and June Foray (Rocky, Natasha, Witch Hazel, and Granny from the classic Jay Ward and Warner ‘toons), the album was a send-up of American history, with tongue planted firmly in cheek. Add musical arrangements by Billy May (not the TV pitchman, but the guy responsible for things like the Green Hornet TV show theme), the record endures to this day as the gold standard of comedy albums. (more…)

Saturday Evening Post: Stan Freberg Presents – Yankee Doodle Go Home

In 1961, radio comedian/advertising wunderkind Stan Freberg released what would become one of the most enduring comedy classic LPs of all time, Stan Freberg Presents The United States of America….

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Armed Civilians Account for 43% of “Active Shooter Aborts”

Earlier today, I blogged a report on so-called active shooters by Ron Borsch. The lead trainer at the Southeast Area Law Enforcement (SEALE) regional in-service academy in Bedford, OH studied just…

The Politics of Immigration (and How It Affects Your Gun Rights)

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I just got off the blower with H.L. “Bill” Richardson, retired State Senator from California, and founder/Chairman of the Gun Owners of America. Fascinating guy and even more fascinating conversation….

The celeb watchers at the bangaloremirror.com report that Mr. Cruise’s armed escorts escort him to the bathroom: “The Top Gun star doesn’t like to be alone in the washroom, unlike other celebrities, who ditch their bodyguards outside the bathroom door. Tom takes his bodyguard right into the loo and stand guard close, while he answers nature’s call.” That’s not a “quirk.” It’s proper protocol.

Bodyguards Accompany Tom Cruise to the Bathroom

The celeb watchers at the bangaloremirror.com report that Mr. Cruise’s armed escorts escort him to the bathroom: “The Top Gun star doesn’t like to be alone in the washroom, unlike…

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Brigham Young Prof’s Son and Daughter-in-Law Indicted for His Murder

Back in March, TTAG reported on the murder of Brigham University professor and gun collector Kay Mortensen. sltrib.com reports that police have now arrested Mortensen’s son Roger Kay [above] and…

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Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Officer Gonzalez

“Details about what happened to two boys found shot to death with their father’s handgun trickled out as sheriff’s deputies tried to piece together the evidence,” contracostatimes.com reports. “San Bernardino…

“Clearly, rapid aggressive action by a single actor has been and is now the most effective countermeasure for the active killer”

Ever since the massacre at Columbine, U.S. law enforcement officials have gradually realized that a responding officer facing what’s called an “active shooter” (a.k.a. spree killer) can’t wait for the SWAT team to arrive. The cop in question has to go in, go in alone and go in hot. The lead trainer at the Southeast Area Law Enforcement (SEALE) regional in-service academy in Bedford, OH says roger that. Ron Borsch bases his recommendation on his ongoing research into “rapid mass murder”: incidents with four or more victims during the same event and in the same location (schools, work sites, churches, malls, and other public places) within the same time frame (20 minutes or less). He’s studied nearly 40 cases, in the U.S. and abroad. Here are some of his data points, via the good folks at Force Science News . . .

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Ever since the massacre at Columbine, U.S. law enforcement officials have gradually realized that a responding officer facing what’s called an “active shooter” (a.k.a. spree killer) can’t wait for the SWAT…

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Obscure Object of Desire: CSMG Fully Automatic BB Gun

Your mother wanted me to tell you: you can put several eyes out with this thing, in rapid succession. Click here for more info from fullyautomaticairgun.com and some relevant YouTubery….

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Will This Anti-Gun Second Amendment Argument Ever Die?

A letter to the editor re: the “well-regulated militia ain’t you, you stupid bastard” interpretation of the Second Amendent by one Nancy Fink. Ms. Fink is from Highland Park, which recently…