CA AG Harris’s (Mostly) Phony Appeal Announcement

  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. On the one hand, simplistic answers are often wrong; the law can be complicated and nuanced. On the other hand, I can’t exactly call a […]

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, was making a mechanical fix outside his bus when three assailants approached him and shot him in what appears to have been a gang initiation, […]

The Psychology of Open Carry – A Crisp Rebuttal

TTAG reader James Mortimer [not shown] read an anti-gun op-ed that rubbed him the wrong way. He responded thusly: Mr. Crisp [above], It was with great interest I read your op-ed piece concerning the open carry of weapons and its psychology which recently appeared in my local paper. As is so often the case with […]

Quote of the Day: Easy Diagnosis Edition

“In his efforts to curtail Second Amendment rights, Dr. Murthy has continually referred to guns as a public health issue on par with heart disease and has diminished the role of mental health in gun violence. As a physician, I am deeply concerned that he has advocated that doctors use their position of trust to ask patients, including […]

Pray for Gun Owners and Snake Handlers? Bite This

Reader American Spirit writes: The Denver Post has been one of my local sources for news and information since I was old enough to read (and while I’m still young, those heady days seem farther and farther away all the time). But it both saddens and angers me that they’re willing to publish  a column […]

AR vs. AK: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

By Paul McCain Like countless other red-blooded American males, I was attracted to the AR-15 rifle platform simply because it has been the rifle of choice for our military for a very long time. Some would say too long. I’ve grown to appreciate the numerous features of the AR in its semi-automatic configuration, the so-called […]

Fear And Loathing (of Peruta) in California

  By DrVino You may have heard that just after the ninth circuit’s Peruta ruling, the Orange County sheriff revised her policy on concealed carry license issuance, effectively making the O.C. a shall issue jurisdiction (background check and 16 hours of training notwithstanding). There is some anecdotal reporting that the Ventura County cheriff has made a […]

Quote of the Day: Hobby Horse Edition

  “As I’ve written before, as a nation we seemed to be consumed by this romanticized narrative of reaching for a gun to defend home and hearth from a bad guy. The reality is, an armed society is a dangerous society — to itself, above all others. Homicide, suicide, accidental shootings — is that an acceptable social cost […]

Illinois FOID License Holders Up 33% Since 2009

From a bunker somewhere deep beneath Springfield…. No, this isn’t another ‘Downfall’ takeoff. It’s much better. What you see above are almost-complete statistics for Illinois Firearm Owner Identification cards applied for and issued over the last six years. This was sent to us by an unimpeachable source who we know has access to the the data. […]

Smith Shipping Cali-Compliant SDVE Pistols

As semi-auto pistols gradually fall off the Golden State’s yes-you-may-buy-one list, Smith & Wesson announced today that they’re now shipping Cali-compiant SD9 VE and SD40 VE handguns (see Tyler’s review of the SD9 VE here). In a circumstance that probably vexes The Nation’s Most Attractive Attorney General, Smith’s SDVEs were certified as A-OK prior to […]