Daily Digest: William Tell Edition

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A construction crew in Redmond, Oregon unearthed a pile of World War II-era ammunition on Thursday, and police called in the Air Force to dispose of it. The linked small-arms…

Be Aware of Your Target. No Really, BE AWARE OF YOUR TARGET

Of the four rules of gun safety, “be aware of your target and what’s behind it” is the one most people can’t recall. If they can remember it, they usually focus on the bit that reminds shooters that bullets can travel a long, long way beyond the target before they come to rest. (A .22 can travel a mile before ending its flight.) But the admonition to “be aware of your target” is equally important. We recently reported on a shooter killed by a ricochet off a steel target. [Click here for info on steel target safety.] As these bright sparks learned, targets made of other materials also fight back. Always stay a safe distance from your target and wear eyes and ears. Otherwise, even a tiny fragment from your target can come back and blind you. You have been warned.

Of the four rules of gun safety, “be aware of your target and what’s behind it” is the one most people can’t recall. If they can remember it, they usually…

Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: James Brown

At 2:37 into the trailer for the forthcoming James Brown biopic Get On Up, the Hardest Working Man in Show Biz discharges a pump action shotgun into the ceiling. Not being a student of Soul Brother Number One, I don’t recall any such incident. Legally speaking, Mr. Please Please Please shouldn’t have had any trigger time with a firearm; when he was 16-years-old, The Godfather of Soul was convicted of armed robbery and served three years in juvie. In 1988, The Minister of the New New Super Heavy Funk was convicted of carrying an unlicensed pistol, which he’d used to shoot-up his wife’s car. No doubt Get On Up will show firearms-related scenes from Mr. Dynamite’s life. A role model for musical genius, but not much else, methinks.

At 2:37 into the trailer for the forthcoming James Brown biopic Get On Up, the Hardest Working Man in Show Biz discharges a pump action shotgun into the ceiling. Not…

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CT 2A Supporters Take to Social Media, Appeal for Help

By CTSheepdog Greetings from The Constitution State, though at times over the past year I have questioned whether that proud name is valid any longer. For those who live outside…

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NSSF and SAAMI File Suit Against CA Microstamping Law

Press release: The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) have filed a motion for a preliminary injunction on behalf of their members…

Promoting the Second Amendment Door to Door

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In a brilliant bit of Second Amendment promotion, members of Wisconsin Carry went door to door in a rough area of Milwaukee, offering free training required to obtain a Wisconsin…

thebangswitch.com reports that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (and Really Big Fires) is refusing to sign importation docs for 5.45X39 steel core ammunition. So far, it’s still possible for ammo companies to import 7.62X39 ammo. But the President’s recent executive order makes it possible for the CIC to turn-off the spigot at a moment’s notice. Should the Russians invade the Ukraine, it’s do svidaniya Ruskie ammo. Of course, there are other countries that make X39 ammo. But worried gun owners have scarfed – are scarfing – as much X39 ammo as possible, raising prices and reducing immediate availability. As for Yeager’s influence on all this, who cares? What’s more interesting is how much Yeager wants to be loved. And you know what, I’m beginning to take a shine to the guy. You? [h/t HB]

James Yeager Vindicated on Russian Ammo Ban. Ish.

thebangswitch.com reports that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (and Really Big Fires) is refusing to sign importation docs for 5.45X39 steel core ammunition. So far, it’s still possible…

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Gear Review: RADETEC LED Advisor

In our preview of the RADETEC LED Advisor, feedback in the comments ranged from “cool” to “meh” to “why?” I think my feelings on the Advisor took a similar turn during…

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The New York Times’ Double Standard on Voting and Guns

  The New York Times never met a gun control bill they didn’t like. When New York’s SAFE Act was passed as an “emergency measure” twenty-minutes after it was introduced…

BREAKING: Chicago Police Arrest Concealed Carry Permit Holder

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“A 54-year-old Northwest Side man who allegedly pulled a gun during a property dispute is the first concealed carry permit holder arrested in Chicago,” suntimes.com reports. “William P. O’Connell, of…

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Question of the Day: Time for a New and Improved Second Amendment?

Greg Penglis reckons the Second Amendment is the Rodney Dangerfield of civil rights: it don’t get no respect. Writing for canadafreepress.com, the flight instructor argues that the government’s constant infringement…

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Why No One Wants To Buy My Gun

I’ve dreamt of getting my private pilot’s license ever since I can remember. About two months ago, the planets finally aligned. I had the time to take the training course at…