Daily News Spitzer: Live TV Killer Couldn’t Have Bought a Gun In New York. Maybe

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“Had [TV news killer Vester] Flanagan lived in New York State, the story would likely have been very different,” nydailynews.com‘s Robert J. Spitzer writes. “I know this first-hand, because I…

Force Science Institute: Memory of Shooting Inherently Unreliable

According to a Force Science Institute study [full report after the jump], a police officer’s memory after a shooting is highly unreliable. Same goes for you. That’s why you should never agree to a post-defensive gun use police interview without a lawyer present (but do provide details that can help the police apprehend criminals or identify witnesses). “Investigators need to remember that an officer who misses or misstates information about an event that later becomes significant is not necessarily being deceptive or self-serving,” the report recommends. That’s true for both cops and [non-LEO] citizens, although you’re hardly likely to get the same slack as brother officer. Just sayin’ . . .

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According to a Force Science Institute study [full report after the jump], a police officer’s memory after a shooting is highly unreliable. Same goes for you. That’s why you should never agree to a post-defensive gun use…

What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Handgun Sling Edition

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: removing your gun from concealment quickly, efficiently and safely is more important than marksmanship. That’s because many if not most defensive gun uses end without a shot fired. The bad guy or guys see an armed self-defender’s gun and decides not to attack. There are dozens of carry systems – gun + holster – that enable easy access to a firearm. This isn’t the carry system you’re looking for. Not just because the odds of pulling that coin thing off you gun’s grip during a full adrenalin dump are small, especially under a cover garment (not shown). while moving, but also because . . .

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I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: removing your gun from concealment quickly, efficiently and safely is more important than marksmanship. That’s because many if not most defensive gun uses end…

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Junk Science As Anti-Gun Propaganda

By Robert B. Young, MD Some weeks it’s hard to decide which new anti-gun “study” to dismember. The problem is that there is so much propaganda coming so fast and furiously….

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Arkansas Atty-General: Open Carry OK in The Natural State

On August 22, a man named Richard Chambless was arrested in Bald Knob, Arkansas, a hamlet north east of Little Rock, thrown in the klink, and on the 26th, was…

VA Journalist Shooting: Is The Media Responsible?

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In the aftermath of the Roanoke live-TV shooting, before the bodies were buried, the old media was using the deaths to raise ratings and promote their political agenda. They piously failed to…

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Germany Officially Ditches G36 for… HK417?

The long saga of the German Army and their continual disappointment in the Heckler & Koch G36 rifle may finally be at an end. After months of reports about the…

By Eric Nestor via wideopenspaces.com

These guys thought it would be fun to stick the end of a shotgun barrel underwater and fire it. Watch and see the catastrophic failure of this poor shotgun barrel . . .

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Safety Tip: Don’t Fire Your Shotgun Under Water [VIDEO]

By Eric Nestor via wideopenspaces.com These guys thought it would be fun to stick the end of a shotgun barrel underwater and fire it. Watch and see the catastrophic failure of this…

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‘Gun Violence’ Never Happens in Sweden. Except When It Does . . .

  Rare Gun Violence Erupts In Stockholm: 1 Dead, 3 Injured In Shooting And Stabbing In Sweden the headline at ibtimes.com proclaims, forgetting last March’s pub shooting in Gothenburg, the Malmö shootings, a…

Question of the Day: What Do You Practice at the Gun Range?

I spent a warm Saturday morning at Best of the West Shooting Sports with the organizers of the 2015 Texas Firearms Festival (November 14 and 15). As usual, I practiced moving, drawing and shooting while moving. So no standing still stances for me. When I’m in a square range, I go all isosceles and practice r-e-a-l-l-y slow fire or maximum accuracy, then speed up to double taps (Red’s doesn’t allow rapid fire). I always finish by drawing numbers inside shapes on a target, and depend on the kindness of strangers to call out a number or shape to shoot. I start the target at five yards and then push it out to 25. What’s your go-to gun range practice routine?

 

I spent a warm Saturday morning at Best of the West Shooting Sports with the organizers of the 2015 Texas Firearms Festival (November 14 and 15). As usual, I practiced moving, drawing…

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Gun Review: Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor

Ruger’s new Precision Rifle created quite the buzz when it was announced. As a tech guy by day, I shudder every time I hear phrases like “paradigm shift”, but to look…

In this interview with The Atlantic, Democratic New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu acknowledges that violent crime in his city is a cultural problem, an educational problem, an opportunity problem and never once says it is a gun problem. “Imagine if other big city mayors would do the same?” TTAG Pascal asks. Good question.

New Orleans Mayor Doesn’t Call for More Gun Control [VIDEO]

In this interview with The Atlantic, Democratic New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu acknowledges that violent crime in his city is a cultural problem, an educational problem, an opportunity problem and…