Daily Digest: Right In The Face Edition

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Not too long ago TTAG had a short piece on Apple’s patent of a tech that would allow the government or police to block transmission of information, including video and…

WIlson Combat ETM HD/+P: The World’s Best 1911 Magazine?

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If you don’t schlep a spare mag with your everyday carry gun, you should. Mag issues are the most likely reason for a firearms failure. You can usually bring a…

Moms Demand Action Reacts To Children and Guns: The Hidden Toll

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NB: the fact that the accidental/negligent firearms-related death rate continues its dramatic decline in the U.S. was buried in the 75th paragraph of the 110-paragraph Times epic Children and Guns: The Hidden Toll and unmentioned…

TTAG’s resident sharp shooter has yet to learn the lesson handed down to us by legendary magician Harry Houdini: don’t make it look too easy. Houdini used to flub his tricks on purpose so his audience could appreciate the mastery needed to perform an illusion. Of course, Ms. Weiss’ markspersonship is no illusion. The skills needed to blast the infamous candy from its pencil perch are mad. But I’m mad Kirsten Joy Weiss didn’t make it look more difficult. Then again, as Matt points out, it’s a single camera take. And the result isn’t difficult to look at. I reckon that’s half the battle in the world of entertainment to which Ms. Weiss aspires. N’est-ce pas? [Click here to see more trick shots at kirstenjoyweiss.com]

TTAG Exclusive Video: Kirsten Joy Weiss Shoots A Skittle Off a Pencil

TTAG’s resident sharp shooter has yet to learn the lesson handed down to us by legendary magician Harry Houdini: don’t make it look too easy. Houdini used to flub his…

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New York State Pisses Away $100k+ on Gun Buybacks

Gun buybacks are ridiculous. There’s no proof whatsoever that buying unloved, unwanted and broken-ass guns from the general public—with “no questions asked” immunity from even the most heinous offenses—does anything…

MD AG: Supreme Court Only OK’ed Handguns for Self-Defense

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“The state of Maryland says gun advocates waited too long to challenge tougher firearm regulations set to take effect Tuesday,” foxnews.com reports, displaying a mysterious preferences for the word “tougher”…

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Marine Corps Commandant: Arm Officers On Duty and Staff NCOs

The massacre at the U.S. Navy Yard has The People of the Gun protesting the existence of gun-free zones. Again. Still. Less well reported: the reaction of hundreds of thousands…

The incident began when the driver of the Range Rover [in the viral above] called 911 to report a group of bikers stunting and flossing on New York City’s West Side Highway. A biker parked in front the luxury SUV, causing the driver to stop. When a biker walked toward the car, the Rover driver floored it, smashing into several bikes and riders. When the truck got caught in traffic, a pursuer tried to rip open the door. When the driver got caught in traffic a second time, a biker smashed the driver-side window with his helmet. Cops told the New York Post that the biker slashed the driver in front of his wife and child. He ended up with a couple of black eyes and stitches to his face and chest. Would a gun have made the situation better? Only if you understand that it could have been much worse without it. [h/t Allen V.]

It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use: Gang of Bikers Edition

The incident began when the driver of the Range Rover [in the viral above] called 911 to report a group of bikers stunting and flossing on New York City’s West Side…

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Housekeeping: TTAG Now on Instatwitterfacegramtubebook

Thanks to my ten-year-old daughter, TTAG is now on Instagram. #guntruth. As it is for Twitter. And YouTube. We’re at The Truth About Guns on Facebook. And www.thetruthaboutguns.com here. I’m…

Hartford Police Negligent Discharge: Who Shot Whom?

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HARTFORD [via courant.com] — “A police officer’s gun accidentally discharged during a response to an armed robbery on Franklin Avenue on Saturday, and an officer was shot in the arm,…

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Obscure Object of Desire: Borchardt C93, The First “Modern” Semi-Automatic Pistol

By beetle There are a lot of features in modern guns that we take for granted. At a basic level, the design of most pistols today seems very similar. Almost…

 

The Brady Campaigns of the world would have you pay no attention to the methodology behind their headline-grabbing pro-gun control polls. Close inspection invariably reveals that the survey was worded to generate the appropriate result. Or not. In many cases, they omit the methodology to hide their bias. Here’s an exception that proves the rule: The United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll on “solutions” to “mass shootings.” Hmmm. Do non-gun folk know what “limits on the size of ammunition clips” actually means? It sounds reasonable, but without subject knowledge or context . . . According to the National Journal’s interpretation of the results, blacks favor gun control more than whites . . .

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More Blacks Favor Gun Control Than Whites

  The Brady Campaigns of the world would have you pay no attention to the methodology behind their headline-grabbing pro-gun control polls. Close inspection invariably reveals that the survey was…