When I started TTAG last February, I set a goal: 100,000 unique visitors per month by the January 2011 SHOT show. I’m delighted to report that we hit that mark, and then some. After 3,408 posts to date, we ended the month with 165,560 unique visitors (as of 8:37 pm). The last time I celebrated this 100k+ […]
cheaperthandirt.com reports that Kel-Tec has responded to criticisms leveled at their new KSG bullpup 12-gauge shotgun. Make the jump for the ch-ch-ch-changes to the Shot Show star. Notable by its absence: any alterations to the position and operation of the switch the shooter uses to switch from one tube to the other. No word on […]
Press release from The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence: According to a report in today’s Washington Post, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) could suffer budget cuts of almost 13 percent, which would effectively eliminate Project Gunrunner, a program designed to combat gun-trafficking from the U.S. to Mexico. “Any cuts to the already under-staffed […]
The Washington Post reports that the White House is looking to trim “nearly” $160 million from the ATF’s 2011 $1.25 billion tab. “That’s a 12.8 percent reduction . . . 3.6 percent below the current budget,” the WaPo reports. [Click here for the Department of Justice budget request.] That’s also roughly twice the amount of funding […]
I have no doubt that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg genuinely believes that gun control is a good thing, not a bad thing. In his mind, less guns equals less tragedy. Statistician and gun rights advocate John Lott would argue (and argue and argue) that the Mayor’s firearms equation indicates that he’s incapable of […]
A familiar caveat: if you are in control of a gun, you “own” it. If someone hands you a gun it’s “yours.” You are responsible for its condition and disposition. No matter what anyone says to you, even if they utter the most meaningless words in the English language (“It’s unloaded”), it’s up to you […]
Quick aside: this is our second video of the day wherein the demonstrator feels perfectly comfortable putting his/her finger in front of the muzzle. For me, that’s a no-no. But what do I know-know?