Daily Digest: Gripless Pistols Edition


The headline reads “Officer’s gun fires during arrest of Big Lots suspect” and leads off with “A police officer’s gun went off during a dangerous encounter,” so this was originally going to be yet another post about passive-voice, responsibility-free reporting of gun incidents. But it turns out in this case, this wasn’t just another example of a cop (or anyone, for that matter) dodging responsibility for their own negligence. It seems that during the arrest of Jason Clark, accused of stabbing someone outside a Big Lots, once officers had him out of the house, under control and handcuffed, 23-year-old Brittany Blenker charged into the mix attempting to prevent the arrest of Clark. She grabbed at an officer’s drawn gun, causing it to fire. The bullet grazed a woman . . .

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The headline reads “Officer’s gun fires during arrest of Big Lots suspect” and leads off with “A police officer’s gun went off during a dangerous encounter,” so this was originally…

Gun Tattoo of the Day: Wizard And Glass Edition

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The tattoo above adorns TTAG reader John Anderson’s arm. The image is from the Jae Lee art for Marvel’s Dark Tower comic book series, an adaptation of Stephen King’s Wizard and…

Ventura County Joins Orange County, Goes “Shall Issue”

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Ventura County sheriff (yes, Ventura County, California) Geoff Dean is the latest to adopt a ‘shall-issue’ CCW policy for its county residents. In so doing, he joins Orange County as…

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Weekend Photo Caption Contest: Win EyePal Peep Sights

A few weeks back we mentioned EyePal Peep Sights when we got their press release. Lo and behold, they sent me some to try. And while I haven’t had a…

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Incendiary Image of the Day: British Police Are Unarmed Edition

U.S. gun control advocates support the Second Amendment, but – they’d like to see all Americans disarmed. America would then becomes as “immune” to gun violence as the U.K. We’ve…

CA AG Harris’s (Mostly) Phony Appeal Announcement

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  By Aaron J. Bailey “Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Appeals Ninth Circuit Concealed Weapons Permit Ruling”; or so the AG’s pretty little press release says. Legal issues are always tricky….

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Celebrating Texas’ Independence the Ranger Creek Distillery Way

This coming Sunday is Independence Day in Texas, a time to reflect on the Republic that has adopted both Robert and myself. Founded after a rag-tag bunch of settlers refused…

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1911s of the Second World War

Republished from rockisland.blogspot.com: When America decided to enter World War II after the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor it was “all hands on deck.” Everyone in the nation was…

“Every mother dreams that her child will grow up safe, healthy and happy,” Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s website proclaims. “Unfortunately, too many American mothers see their dreams for their children shattered by gun violence. Moms Demand Action has created The Mother’s Dream Quilt Project to symbolize the human toll of gun violence in America.” I’m a huge fan of fiber arts . . .

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Question of the Day: Is Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America A Misogynist Hate Group?

“Every mother dreams that her child will grow up safe, healthy and happy,” Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s website proclaims. “Unfortunately, too many American mothers see their…

Gun Review: Del-Ton ‘Evolution’ AR-15

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Del-Ton makes ARs, and this Evolution model is their top of the line. For those of you with truly short attention spans, the USA Today version of this review is that…

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Self Defense Tip: Carry a Bible

While the good book may be beneficial for the soul, it can also be pretty handy when it comes to protecting your chest. “Rickey Waggoner, a Dayton RTA bus driver,…

“We’re sworn to uphold the law,” Connecticut State Police Spokesman Lt. Paul Vance tells GMN Producer “Guerilla Girl Ashley.” In other words, if it comes down to it, the Constitution State po-po will go door-to-door to confiscate firearms and magazines now rendered felonious by CT’s post-Newtown civilian disarmament legislation. When Ashley asks if Lt. Vance’s oath applies to the laws that are unconstitutional, Lt. Vance argues that a law is constitutional if the Supreme Court says it is. And then says “We’re not the Gestapo.” Funny that the police officer – not the caller – evokes Godwin’s Law. Only it’s not funny. At all. Speaking of that phrase, Lt. Vance says “I don’t want to talk about the Constitution m’am. At all. Not at all.” And ends with “I’m the master.” As the Brits say, there will be tears at bedtime. [h/t Chris in CT]

CT State Police Ready to Go Door-To-Door

“We’re sworn to uphold the law,” Connecticut State Police Spokesman Lt. Paul Vance tells GMN Producer “Guerilla Girl Ashley.” In other words, if it comes down to it, the Constitution State…