Architect of New York’s Unconstitutional SAFE Act Found Guilty of Corruption

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TTAG reader TP writes: The now former NYS Assemblyman Sheldon Silver (D, Manhattan), one of the three men responsible for shepherding the NYS SAFE Act through the expedited passage through…

Obama: Climate Change Meeting “An Act of Defiance” Against Parisian Terrorists

Just two weeks after terrorist attacks in Paris, President Obama described the international climate change gathering “an act of defiance” and asked: ‘What greater rejection of those who would tear down our world than marshaling our best efforts to save it?'” I’m thinking killing Islamic terrorists would send a greater message. You?

Just two weeks after terrorist attacks in Paris, President Obama described the international climate change gathering “an act of defiance” and asked: ‘What greater rejection of those who would tear down…

Chicago Cop Jason Van Dyke Makes Bail on Murder Charge [VIDEO]

“A Chicago police officer facing first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teen 16 times was released from county jail Monday evening, hours after a judge set bond at $1.5 million,” usatoday.com reporters. “Officer Jason Van Dyke had been in jail since Tuesday after prosecutors charged him with the Oct. 20, 2014, shooting of Laquan McDonald. Also on Tuesday, the city released dashcam video that shows the teen, who is black, being shot by Van Dyke, who is white.” Wait. Who said anything about the crime being racially motivated – other than USA Today? Does that mean . . .

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“A Chicago police officer facing first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teen 16 times was released from county jail Monday evening, hours after a judge set bond at $1.5 million,” usatoday.com…

I’m sure there’s a situation where off-body carry is safer than on-body carry. I can’t think of one, given that carrying your gun in a bag/case/backpack opens the possibility that you’ll leave your firearm somewhere you shouldn’t, someone will gain access to your firearm who shouldn’t, or someone will steal your gun-schlepping bag/case/backpack (who shouldn’t). Gun guru Kevin Michalowski understands the dangers, but reckons carrying a concealed carry bag with the strap over your shoulder makes it OK. Ish. In fact . . .

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Guns for Beginners: Don’t Off-Body Carry [VIDEO]

I’m sure there’s a situation where off-body carry is safer than on-body carry. I can’t think of one, given that carrying your gun in a bag/case/backpack opens the possibility that you’ll…

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OMG! Guns in Ohio Day Care Centers! OMG!

The New York Times’ editorial board must be bored with their own anti-gun rights polemics. The Gray Lady’s most recent addition to their civilian disarmament canon – bemoaning a forthcoming Ohio…

Gear Review: Bravo Concealment RTT Holster

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It was about two weeks before the 2015 Texas Firearms Festival when I made my final decision which gun I would be carrying all weekend. Last year I had rolled with…

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A Closer Look at Mullenix v. Luna (Qualified Immunity for Texas Trooper Who Shot A Moving Vehicle)

forcescience.org writes: The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided a case involving fatal shots fired at a moving vehicle. Mullenix v. Luna provides an important reminder to officers about thoroughly articulating use…

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CSGV: Accommodate Our Irrational Fears or Leave the Country

Remember the Vietnam War era slogan, ‘America, love it or leave it’? That was the retort used by conservatives against flea-bitten hippies protesting America’s involvement in southeast Asia. It actually was…

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President Obama Signs NRA-Backed Measures into Law

As we noted earlier, the market for used 1911s is about to get an infusion of 200,000 new (used) guns. The bill that authorized that will also let military base commanders…

Question of the Day: Are Gun Owners Actually Making the Case for Gun Control Laws?

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Reader Aaron W. writes: When they express surprise at an event like Knob Creek where everything there is legally owned, transported and used, we reply by saying, “Yeah, but it’s…

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Gun Review: Special Interest Arms Novem 9mm Bolt Action Rifle

A couple years ago during the post-Newtown panic you couldn’t find a single round of 5.56 NATO ammo to save your life. Rimfire was just as scarce. But the one thing…

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TTAG Reader: What I Carry and Why – BIG Lars’s Ruger SR9c

I’ve always been somewhat of a generalist. A jack of all trades, though perhaps a master of none. My rifle of choice reflects that sentiment: the versatile Marlin 1894C in…