Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Cecilio Mendez-Ballesteros

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This one’s a bit of a no-brainer. Juan Robles, 30, Antonio Vieyra, 31, and Cecilio Mendez-Ballesteros, 28, were partying at Mendez-Ballesteros’ home in Wilmington, Delaware. The men took turns to fire…

Sunday Morning Funnies: 10 Ways to Kill a Pumpkin.

One of my favorite arguments coming from the Lunatic Left, KoolAid-drinking gun-grabbing Progressives,  gun-control advocates is that if you take away private ownership of guns, violence would be virtually eliminated. Um . . . not so much. Consider the humble pumpkin . . .

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One of my favorite arguments coming from the Lunatic Left, KoolAid-drinking gun-grabbing Progressives,  gun-control advocates is that if you take away private ownership of guns, violence would be virtually eliminated. Um…

You know that idea that Britain is so peaceful that the average “Bobby” on the street doesn’t carry a gun? Forget that for a laff, mate. Even as the country’s pols tighten already asphyxiatory restrictions on private gun ownership, the government has decided (unilaterally) to spread a few hundred Heckler & Koch G36 machine guns throughout the The Land of Hope and Change. I mean, Glory . . .

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Brits Deploy “Several Hundred” Heckler & Koch G36 Ahead of Olympics

You know that idea that Britain is so peaceful that the average “Bobby” on the street doesn’t carry a gun? Forget that for a laff, mate. Even as the country’s…

We here at TTAG are concerned that economically disadvantaged, legally challenged shooters are misrepresenting the marksmanship skills possessed by the majority of the firearms community. Every single day we hear about gun battles where criminals fail to hit their target, even at close range. Obviously, bad strategy, improper weapon and ammunition choices and poor training are to blame. To help correct these deficiencies, TTAG offers these helpful hints for gun slingers wielding weapons beyond the letter of the law. Let’s start with weapons choice . . .

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Five Gunfighting Tips for Criminals

We here at TTAG are concerned that economically disadvantaged, legally challenged shooters are misrepresenting the marksmanship skills possessed by the majority of the firearms community. Every single day we hear…

Bang Bang

A lot of people labor under the impression that you simply aim a shotgun in the general direction of the threat, pull the trigger and be done with it (skipping the loading, prepping and aiming bits). Shotgunistas refer to this as the “spray and pray” philosophy. Truth be told, at home defense distances, just about any ammo exiting the muzzle of just about any shotgun is fairly tightly gathered. In short, you can miss. Also, it’s easier to disarm a person holding a shotgun than someone holding a handgun. On the other hand, if you shoot someone center mass using a shotgun with good size pellets, they aren’t going to be singing about the event afterwards.

A lot of people labor under the impression that you simply aim a shotgun in the general direction of the threat, pull the trigger and be done with it (skipping…

“Zachary White, 30, was watching three brothers: an 8-year-old boy and 6-year-old twins,” tampabay.com reports. “It was about 7:45 p.m. Thursday when deputies say White showed the boys a .38-caliber revolver and a .45-caliber semiautomatic he kept in his gun safe at 2171 Timber Lane in Clearwater.” So White had a gun safe. That’s more than you can say for a lot of gun owners with children in their house. But a safe isn’t safety. It’s part of a safety system, that must include vigilance, education and safe gun handling. “White unloaded the revolver and let the boys handle it. Then he took it, reloaded it and placed it on top of a dresser. Then he showed the empty .45 to the boys . . .

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Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Zachary White

“Zachary White, 30, was watching three brothers: an 8-year-old boy and 6-year-old twins,” tampabay.com reports. “It was about 7:45 p.m. Thursday when deputies say White showed the boys a .38-caliber revolver…

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Question of the Day: What’s the Most You’ve Ever Paid for a Gun?

Thank God I found guns when I did. I had a financially ruinous habit of buying cars. For example, I once owned two Ferraris. At the same time. That’s like…

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The Truth About The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

. . . The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is dedicated to .  . .wait for it . . . preventing gun violence. To that end, the gun control…

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Obama OK’s Child Soldiers for Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, and Yemen

“As a senator, Barack Obama supported legislation requiring the United States to cut off military aid to countries recruiting and deploying child soldiers.” The Christian Science Monitor reports. “This week…

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14,000 New York Bodega Workers to Tool Up?

Sometimes firearms-related stories go from the sublime to the ridiculous. For example, the proactive searching procedures that helped remove knives, guns and drugs from violence-plagued inner city schools have morphed into zero…