Battle of Gate Pā Replica Maori Shotguns for Sale

“To mark the 152nd commemoration of the Battle of Gate Pā exact replicas of the shotguns used by Maori warriors will be available for history fanatics and gun enthusiasts to own,” nzherald.co.nz reports. “The Pukehinahina Charitable Trust has decided to sell its collection of 20 handcrafted tupara, or double-barrel shotguns, which were manufactured in Italy and assembled in New Zealand.” With “carvings on the butt” from Thailand. Kidding. As for the battle itself, the Brits got their you-know-whats handed to them. wikipedia.org:

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“To mark the 152nd commemoration of the Battle of Gate Pā exact replicas of the shotguns used by Maori warriors will be available for history fanatics and gun enthusiasts to…

New Snap-On LaserMax Manta-Ray AR Light at NRA Show

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I’m not sure how many TTAG readers hanker for a light for their AR. If you do, you might want this one. The new $219 LaserMax Manta-Ray (a.k.a., LRM-M) features “adjustable brightness and a unique light signature.”…

Guns for Beginners: Don’t Catch a Falling Gun

Some things seem so obvious they don’t need saying. Only when it comes to guns, they do. For example, “always keep a firearm pointed in the safest possible direction.” “Make sure your gun is completely unloaded before cleaning it.” “Don’t leave a gun where a toddler can get it.”  There are other more obscure — but equally common sense-based — gun handling rules. For example, “Don’t spin a loaded revolver on your finger.” “Don’t shoot an AK-47 at a wedding party.” Oh, and add to that list, “don’t catch a falling gun.” While that advice seems worthy of a “duh,” careful! You need to think about this . . .

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Some things seem so obvious they don’t need saying. Only when it comes to guns, they do. For example, “always keep a firearm pointed in the safest possible direction.” “Make sure…

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Fast and Furious Investigation Slow and Tedious

FirearmsCoalition.org writes [via AmmoLand.com] Since December 2010 the government program known as Operation Fast and Furious has morphed into a program that could be accurately labeled as Operation Slow and Tedious. The objective is to…

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Javonnie James Tate: Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day

Criminals gotta criminal. I don’t approve, but there it is. The problem with a lot of criminals: they’re not the sharpest tools in the box. Drive-by shootings, for example, are…

DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: When Was Your “First Time”?

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The young lady — disappointingly on the right — is against guns. Surprise! She’s never touched one. I can relate. Thanks to my anti-gun Mom, “gun free” liberal community and Quaker school, the first real gun…

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NRA Response To Obama “Smart Gun” Push, Soc. Sec. Reporting

The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) issued the following statement on President Obama’s latest gun control push: President Obama’s obsession with gun control knows no boundaries,” said…

The current President of the United States posted the following on his Facebook page re: his new “smart gun initiative”:

I want to update you on some important progress we’ve made to protect our communities from gun violence. As I said in January, these commonsense steps are not going to prevent every tragedy, but what if they prevented even one? We should be doing everything we can to save lives and spare families the pain and unimaginable loss too many Americans have endured. First, we’ve jumpstarted the development of smart gun technology . . .

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President Obama: “Smart Guns” for Feds! Later, Soon

The current President of the United States posted the following on his Facebook page re: his new “smart gun initiative”: I want to update you on some important progress we’ve…

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Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: The Spectre of Sexism

“Whether Dr. Swann would have or should have revealed more skin does not matter to me. I was let down when she defended 007 with a shot to the big…

California’s “Safety for All” Ballot Initiative (Magazine Ban) Qualifies for November Ballot

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“Citing the failure of the state Legislature to act, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that he has collected 600,000 signatures of California voters, more than enough to qualify a gun control…

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New from ATN: X-Sight II

ATN began its corporate life in a burned-out California bank building, where a few gung-ho guys assembled night vision optics. Skip ahead to today and the company is worth $40m, employing some 50 people. CEO James…

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Unidentified (Of Course) Retired NYPD Officer: Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day

We’ve heard a lot of debate about Florida’s “Docs with GLOCKs” law, prohibiting physicians from asking patients about their firearms. While that law remains stuck in the courts, it’s also true…