Happy New Year from TTAG!

The way the day was originally scheduled, Robert’s post about the rubber band man would be the last thing we published this year. And I just… I can’t let that happen. So instead, please enjoy this video of exploding watermelons. Have a happy New Year.

The way the day was originally scheduled, Robert’s post about the rubber band man would be the last thing we published this year. And I just… I can’t let that…

World’s First 3D Printed Rubber Band Gun Revealed

What this has to do with holiday season consumerism I have no idea. Something to do with being cheap I think. Anyway, I’m glad onshoulders got this done [just] before the New Year so we can distract you from all the Year in Review recaps, which somehow place more importance on What Does the Fox Say? than New York’s SAFE Act. Go figure.

What this has to do with holiday season consumerism I have no idea. Something to do with being cheap I think. Anyway, I’m glad onshoulders got this done [just] before…

Violence Policy Center Email Blast Declares 2013 Victory

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  Dear VPC Supporter, Before the New Year, I’m sending one last message to ask for your help.  In 2014, the Violence Policy Center will be moving full speed ahead…

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Navigating CCW Renewal in the City of St. Louis

The wife and I have had our conceal carry permits for some time now, and the time to renew rolled around again late in 2013. Honestly, I dread dealing with…

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Which (Suppressed) Gun Would You Grab: M&P 15-22 or Ruger 77/44?

Scenario: You usually aren’t a gambling man, but when your friend, the Class 3 FFL, wagered his knowledge of foreign gun laws against yours, you couldn’t resist. Your friend insisted…

Incendiary Image of the Day: Trayvon Martin Nativity Scene Edition

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  “The Claremont church has a long history of politically motivated Christmas scenery,” ijreview.com reports, “but this one really shows how they’re willing to literally deify their political icons. Obama the Father,…

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The Long and Winding Road to the Perfect Carry Gun

An anonymous reader writes: Soon after my state became a “Shall Issue” state, I purchased the ideal concealed carry weapon. As you’ll see, I continue to purchase the ideal concealed…

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BREAKING: Federal Judge Upholds NY’s SAFE Act, Rejects 7-Round Limits

From buffalonews.com: “Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny said the law, a response to the Sandy Hook shootings that killed 20 children and six adults, is not a violation…

This is it. The last day California gun owners can purchase a long gun without having the great state of California maintain a record of the sale. Needless to say, this frightening extension of the Golden Sate’s handgun registry has confiscation-fearing gun owners flocking to stores to stock up. Long guns are now thin on the ground. Just Guns owner John Deaser tells sacramento.cbs.local.com that sales of long guns are up 30 to 50 percent. “Supporters of the new law say it will improve public safety and help keep guns out of the wrong hands. Deaser says many of his customers are stocking up on long guns now rather than waiting until 2014 when they would have to register. ‘These are law-abiding citizens,’ he said. ‘They’re not trying to beat the system or anything like that. They just don’t want to be tracked.'” CBS ends the piece by quoting a customer who says he’s just buying because of the season. How long before it’s open season on CA gun owners’ RKBA? Oh wait . . . [h/t Tom]

CA Gun Owners Empty Shelves of Long Guns Ahead of Registry

This is it. The last day California gun owners can purchase a long gun without having the great state of California maintain a record of the sale. Needless to say,…

Gear Review: AR500 Armor Carbon Nanotube Soft Armor IIIA

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I’ve tested a couple body armor options for TTAG in the last year. They’ve ranging from Kevlar level IIIA vests to level III steel plates and plate carriers. And while…

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CT. Gov to GOP on Extending “Assault Weapons” and “High Capacity Magazine” Registration Deadline: Nuts!

  Nope. Ain’t gonna happen. Despite long lines and bureaucratic delays reminiscent of the Affordable Care Act website debacle, Constitution State Governor Dannel Malloy ain’t gonna cave to Republicans calling for…

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TTAG’s Best of 2013 Readers Choice Awards

  Year-end lists have become pretty much obligatory. But when we decided to name the best of the best in the world of guns for 2013 – a first for…