Boxer Tactical Daily Digest 5.31.16: Libertarian Boorishness, Syrian Inventiveness and Saudi Peevishness

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Why do Libertarian Party candidates hate guns so much? That seems a valid, if unlikely question, first in the wake of the party’s nomination of an unapologetically gun control loving VP candidate….

Did the Assault Weapons Ban (or Threat of One) Influence Your Purchase?

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Reader RW writes: The Guardian made a case that the so-called assault weapon ban created a market for the AR-15 and other firearms of military-style appearance. “When Martin KA Morgan was…

Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day: Kyle

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Being an ICU nurse has probably impressed upon Kyle the importance of being ready for just about every eventuality. Hence this extremely capable complement of gear (including tourniquet). See exactly…

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The More Things Change, The More They Deteriorate: 58 Shot, 4 Dead Over Chicago Holiday Weekend

Eddie Johnson was named as Chicago’s Police superintendent only two months ago. After the hapless, hopeless, historically violent term of the odious Gary McCarthy, Johnson had only one way to…

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One More Time…How Many Households in the US Have Guns?

Reader RW writes: In a recent NRA training course the counselor stated that one in two American households probably have a gun, though many don’t admit it. I backed him…

Bullet Resistant Vests and Handgun Round Stopping Power

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By Chris Taylor There is a surprising amount that people don’t know about body armor. Of course, what one person doesn’t know could fill a warehouse. There’s always more to…

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Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day – Kyle

Kyle’s an agent. Secret agent? Talent agent? Travel agent? Your guess is as good as ours. Whatever kind of agency he practices, he does it with a SIG P238 in…

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Face It, The Second Amendment No Longer Serves Its Purpose

A TTAG reader writes: Without summarizing years worth of blogs and comments, maybe we can all agree that the Second Amendment, as written, no longer serves its purpose. Almost all…

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NBA Player, Trying to Assault Girlfriend, Shot and Killed After Breaking Into Wrong Apartment

Let’s say you’re a NBA player. While you weren’t drafted out of college and you’re way down on the league salary scale, you’ve finally made the big show and you’re pulling…

Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: Memorial Day Edition

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“I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day….

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Training Tip: Practice for All the Situations You Can Think Of. And Some You Can’t

A reader who wishes to remain anonymous writes: It’s early morning in Dallas. I’ve just begun to continue my rounds at one of the posts where I work security. I…

“The Houston Police Department is investigating after an officer-involved shootout Sunday morning left two dead and several others injured, including multiple innocent bystanders, in the west side of town. … ‘It was huge, huge gunshots. About 30 of them all at once,’ witness Andy McConn said.” Media reports are less than clear. Two LEOs and three civilians were taken to a local hospital. Two others are reported dead. Two suspects are apparently at large. “Police also said the shooters managed to strike a police helicopter five times. ‘The suspects had high powered weapons that they were using — AR-15s that they were using. They were actually able to shoot at a helicopter,’ (HPD Chief Martha) Montalvo said.”

8 Shot, 2 Dead in Houston ‘Active Shooter’ Incident

“The Houston Police Department is investigating after an officer-involved shootout Sunday morning left two dead and several others injured, including multiple innocent bystanders, in the west side of town. ……