Personal Defense Tip: Avoid the Kool-Aid

The devolution of Detroit continues apace. The latest shooting that was either strange or heinous enough to actually attract the attention of the local media apparently started as an argument over who whips up the tastiest pitcher of Kool-Aid. While we’re not big fans of the sugary beverage, it’s not an insignificant question. If only a little gunfire had broken out in Jonestown over who brewed up the best batch, who knows how many lives might have been saved?

The devolution of Detroit continues apace. The latest shooting that was either strange or heinous enough to actually attract the attention of the local media apparently started as an argument…

VCDL: Virginia Attorney General Renders Opinion on Motor Vehicle Carry

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Plenty of local gun laws are needlessly (and intentionally) vague. That gives police and prosecutors all kinds of wiggle room to prosecute or not, depending on “circumstances.” Philip Van Cleave,…

Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Officer William Owens [Not Shown]

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Ah, the pride of ownership. Who hasn’t brought home a new heater and wanted to show it off to everyone they know? Harrisburg, PA Officer William Owens (not pictured above)…

“The United States prioritizes the right to keep and bear arms over the protection of citizens’ lives and personal security and exercises lax firearm possession control, causing rampant gun ownership. The U.S. people hold between 35 percent and 50 percent of the world’ s civilian-owned guns, with every 100 people having 90 guns (Online edition of the Foreign Policy, January 9, 2011). According to a Gallup poll in October 2011, 47 percent of American adults reported that they had a gun. That was an increase of six percentage points from a year ago and the highest Gallup had recorded since 1993. Fifty-two percent of middle-aged adults, aged between 35 and 54, reported to own guns, and the adults’ gun ownership in the south region was 54 percent (The China Press, October 28, 2011).” – Excerpt from a statement by the People’s Republic of China criticizing the United States’ human rights record in 2011.

Quote of the Day: So What’s Your F-ing Point Edition

“The United States prioritizes the right to keep and bear arms over the protection of citizens’ lives and personal security and exercises lax firearm possession control, causing rampant gun ownership….

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Popular Mechanics Wants You to Eat More Pig

The latest from popularmechanics.com is a list of “5 Invasive Species You Should be Eating.” Turns out you can help save the planet by dining on some tasty critters. As…

Ft. Worth Cop Shoots Dog in Wrong House Response

It’s getting downright dangerous holding down a gig as a faithful family dog these days. Note to canines: if you see a cop walking up your driveway, run and hide under the porch. Go dig up that bone you buried last month. See if the next door neighbor left the window over the cat bed open. Whatever, just make sure to stay far away from the jumpy guy with the gun. Too bad Lilly the Border Collie was too friendly for her own good when one of Ft. Worth’s finest came a-calling to the wrong house . . .

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It’s getting downright dangerous holding down a gig as a faithful family dog these days. Note to canines: if you see a cop walking up your driveway, run and hide…

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Gear Review: Simply Rugged Silver Dollar Pancake Holster

As a result of RF’s beneficence, I’m now the extremely proud owner of one of the slickest guns I’ve ever seen. The Gemini Customs SP101 is a thing of beauty…

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Arne Boberg’s Reponse to Our XR9-S Review

It’s fair to say that our man Eric hasn’t had the experience he’d hoped for with his shiny new Boberg XR9-S. As he detailed in his review, he’s documented the…

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Classic Case Edition

William Cornwell and his wife were rudely awoken about 4:00 a.m. Saturday by pounding on the front door of their Winter Haven, Florida home. A drunken Christopher Deese wanted in…

Sharon Stone’s Triumphant Return to the (Very) Small Screen

Apparently unable to get a job making anything approaching a real movie any more, Sharon Stone’s bringing home a few extra euros by, er, acting in a stylish short for a French magazine, Frenchrevue. You know it’s stylish because it’s directed by someone named Thierry and it’s filmed in black and white. Anyone quibbling that the first scene is an obvious Pulp Fiction homage ripoff or that none of the action has any real flow or makes much sense is hopelessly jejune. This is French cinema, people. Anyway, in an early review, Jade Watkins at dailymail.co.uk is positively ga-ga over Sharon’s tour de force portrayal of the “bad girl vixen” and the “massive machine guns” she uses to great effect. Who knew the English were so easily impressed?

Apparently unable to get a job making anything approaching a real movie any more, Sharon Stone’s bringing home a few extra euros by, er, acting in a stylish short for…

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Quote of the Day: Frog in the Frying Pan Edition

“I am willing to accept that the majority of concealed carry permit holders are law-abiding citizens. That’s not where this debate or conversation needs to be. It needs to be…

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Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Michael McKittrick

It’s a good thing there are still a few progressive jurisdictions leading the way on firearms safety, setting the right example for all of us. As they’ve shown so clearly…