Daily Digest: Full Circle Edition

We end the week the same way we started it – talking about Mayor Bloomberg’s MAIG mafia and their campaign against Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor. Pryor has countered Hizzoner’s attack ads with an ad of his own. In it, he states, “The mayor of New York City is running ads against me because I opposed President Obama’s gun control legislation. Nothing in the Obama plan would have prevented tragedies like Newtown, Aurora, Tucson or even Jonesboro. I’m committed to finding real solutions to gun violence while protecting our Second Amendment rights…No one from New York or Washington tells me what to do. I listen to Arkansas.” We’ll see if Arkansas is listening to him rather than Mayor Mike. Also from earlier this week . . .

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We end the week the same way we started it – talking about Mayor Bloomberg’s MAIG mafia and their campaign against Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor. Pryor has countered Hizzoner’s attack…

BREAKING: Concealed Carry Bill Passes Illinois Senate, House

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By John Boch Illinois is now poised to join the 49 other states in America by throwing its antiquated prohibition on self-defense outside the home into the dustbin of history. The…

Bracing For the Post-Ricin Letter Anti-Gun Backlash

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By David Casaceli It didn’t take long for Bloomberg’s goons at the NYPD to jump out and let us all know that the most recent whack job with the hots…

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It Should Have Been a DGU: Violent Anti-Violence Advocate Edition

Tio Hardiman is executive director of CeaseFire Illinois. According to the anti-gun group’s web site Hardiman “has dedicated his life and career to community organizing for peace and social change….

New Pictures: Prototype Russian AEK-971

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Thanks to reader Alexandr in Russia, we have a new look at a prototype for the AEK-971 rifle, this time the military 6П68 variant. The Russian armed forces have used…

Reader Nigil writes:

Hey TTAG. I was thinking about going out this weekend and wondered: do your readers carry concealed on a date? As in, with someone who doesn’t know they’re carrying (i.e., a first/second date)?

Of course, it wouldn’t be an issue unless and until things progress to a more, well, physical level. Once he or she puts their arm around your waist you’ll have to be ready to come clean. Of course, if you’re a dood and appendix carry, that could be a selling point. So what say you? Carry on a first date or no?

Question of the Day: Would You Carry On a First Date?

Reader Nigil writes: Hey TTAG. I was thinking about going out this weekend and wondered: do your readers carry concealed on a date? As in, with someone who doesn’t know…

SAAMI is the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute. They’re the people who, among other things, test and publish standard for gun and ammo makers. As a service to firefighters and other emergency responders, they’ve produced this hard-to-watch video. It’s hard to watch because so much now-scarce ammo is sacrificed to show that despite what you may have seen in the movies, short of cooking a gun with a live round in the chamber, there’s almost nothing you can do to normal sporting ammunition that will result in an injury. I wouldn’t recommend viewing either the retail store or semi trailer simulation, though. Watching 115,000 and then 252,000 rounds of gun food go up in smoke isn’t for the faint of heart.   [h/t Brian S. via pistol-training.com]

SAAMI Video: Ammo Is Pretty Damned Safe

SAAMI is the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute. They’re the people who, among other things, test and publish standard for gun and ammo makers. As a service to firefighters…

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Do the People of the Gun Need to Support Pro-Gun Gays More?

Reader Aaron writes: I figured maybe you could use some perspective from an ever-so-rare gay conservative such as myself. I’ve been following and actively wanting to get more and more…

Final Illinois Concealed Carry Agreement: Exclusive Details

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TTAG has learned from sources close to the discussions that Illinois House and Senate members have finally agreed on the details of the new concealed carry bill. Forced to enact…

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New From Italian Gun Grease: Three New Formulas

There are so many inappropriate, ethnically insensitive jokes here that it’s probably best to just run the press release and call it good: Gun owners expect longevity and reliability from…

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Note to VPC Wanne-Be’s: “Gun Deaths” Includes Suicides

The Violence Policy Center (VPC) is nothing if not clever. For one thing, they call themselves the Violence Policy Center not the Crusade for Civilian Disarmament. When it comes to feeding…