Passively Constructed Negligent Discharge Story of the Day: MMA Edition

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Joe Riggs out of UFN 51 after ‘unfortunate accident’ with gun, the headline at mmafighting.com proclaims. Setting aside the “unfortunate” descriptor, I’m not a big fan of the word “accident”…

Jury Acquits Man for Firing Warning Shot at Wrong-House Cops

I know we’re a little late in this one, but it’s good to see a jury exonerate a citizen for taking ballistic action against Virginia cops investigating the wrong house – even if a “warning shot” is an extremely ill-advised tactic for any defensive situation. Assuming that’s what it was; warning shots are usually aimed upwards. Anyway, what’s up with the reporter’s assertion that “In a neighborhood where weapons are everywhere, Brandon Watson didn’t hesitate to grab his own legally purchased gun.” Is there a set weapons density that justifies taking-up arms when you’re facing a home invasion? And while I agree with the reporter that both sides of the encounter were lucky that night, one side suffered more than the other. Cops need to have a protocol for ID’ing themselves, and stick to it. [h/t SA]

I know we’re a little late in this one, but it’s good to see a jury exonerate a citizen for taking ballistic action against Virginia cops investigating the wrong house –…

Colleen Daley: We’re Not Attacking the 2A, We’re Saving Lives!

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Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence big cheese Colleen Daley attended yesterday’s kabuki Senate gun control hearing, ostensibly aimed at protecting women from “gun violence.” No one can say Daley doesn’t…

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SIG SAUER Announces Redesigned Webstore, More Branded Merchandise

If you’re one of the legion of certified SIG SAUER honks – and why wouldn’t you be? – filling out your Christmas ‘want’ list this year just got a whole…

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No Charges to be Filed Against Phoenix Doc with AR in Airport

I just received an email from Alan Korwin stating that no charges will be filed against Dr. Peter Steinmetz, and that the scheduled hearings have been vacated. From Alan Korwin…

Attempted Murder, Suicide in Chicago Loop High Rise

“‘What we have here is a workplace violence issue,’ (Chicago Police Superintendent Gary) McCarthy told reporters. ‘Apparently there’s a technological company on the 17th floor. They’ve been undergoing a downsizing. They’ve demoted a number of people.'” Initial reports are, as always, sketchy, but the un-named shooter McCarthy was talking about apparently wasn’t a raving Muslim lunatic like Nidal Hasan who committed his own “workplace violence” at Fort Hood. Instead, according to nbcchicago.com, the would-be killer in this case, who had recently been demoted by a company called ArrowStream, shot CEO Steven LaVoie twice during a meeting in the company’s offices before killing himself. LaVoie is reported to be in critical condition with wounds to his stomach and head. Supt. McCarthy told reporters that “there was plenty of security in the building,” but didn’t elaborate on how the incident might affect his stance on Chicagoans exercising their right to armed self defense. Imagine that.

“‘What we have here is a workplace violence issue,’ (Chicago Police Superintendent Gary) McCarthy told reporters. ‘Apparently there’s a technological company on the 17th floor. They’ve been undergoing a downsizing….

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IN State Police’s Active Shooter Advice for Disarmed Bus Drivers

“Outside of RamRodz gun cleaners, we are a full scale tool & equipment manufacturer,” TTAG reader Dan Engelsen writes. “As such I subscribe to a ton of industry newsletters. Saw this…

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OMG! Americans! Carrying Guns in DC! OMG!

  Mother Jones reporter Stephanie Mencimer apparently needs a Valium, a stiff drink or maybe a couple of hits of Colorado’s newest tax revenue bonanza. Something to calm her palpitations…

Today’s test could prove interesting; I’m trying Winchester PDX1 (124gr +P) through the 3″ barrel pistol. Now, PDX1 is advertised by Winchester as being the FBI’s duty load, and since I’m using the FBI standards for penetration, surely PDX1 will pass with flying colors, right? The only problem is . . .

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ShootingTheBull410 9mm AmmoQuest: Winchester PDX1 124gr

Today’s test could prove interesting; I’m trying Winchester PDX1 (124gr +P) through the 3″ barrel pistol. Now, PDX1 is advertised by Winchester as being the FBI’s duty load, and since…

Boxer’s Fix: Gun Violence Prevention Orders

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Reader Tim T. recently wrote to one of his senators, Barbara Boxer. For those unfamiliar, this is someone to whom even those on the left give a pass under the…

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Taurus Announces Anthony Acitelli as New President, CEO

Fresh on the heels of their dismissal of Mark Kresser as head of Miami-based Taurus USA, the Brazilian gun maker has just announced that they’ve hired Anthony Acitelli as President…

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Take That Everytown for Gun Safety Edition

“Deputies responded to a home in the 200 block of NW 94th Street in Vancouver at approximately 11 p.m. after hearing reports of shots fired and a man injured,” kptv.com…