Dan Baum: ‘Third Act Trouble’ Excerpt

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ED: You may remember Dan Baum as a former TTAG contributor and author of the superbly written (if not resolutely pro-gun) opus, Gun Guys. (Click here to read his previous TTAG…

CO Counties Combine to Give Shooters Places to Shoot Safely

It’s easy to believe that people who do and don’t like firearms will never agree about anything. But here’s a heartwarming example of an exception to that rule. Four counties north of Denver have a problem: no public place to shoot. So for years, people have gone out to informal spots in the woods to shoot, a few of them patently unsafe, and they’ve made an unholy mess with shell casings, torn-up targets, perforated cans, and old ammo boxes. Worse, as houses have snaked deeper into the mountains, they’ve subjected residents to noise and the occasional round through the plate glass window. It’s an environmental, social, and security disaster . . .

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It’s easy to believe that people who do and don’t like firearms will never agree about anything. But here’s a heartwarming example of an exception to that rule. Four counties…

Question of the Day: How Can Gun Owners Lead by Moral Example?

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By Dan Baum We who frequent this site agree, I’m sure, that an armed citizenry is a good thing. I’ve lived in several countries where the only people with guns…

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Baum to Obama: Don’t Burn Ballistic Bridges

That’s me and my family at the Democratic Convention in 2008, watching Barack Obama accept the nomination. We’re big Obama fans. But I find myself cringing when I read all the…

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Dan Baum to Hi-Cap Mag Banners: “Calm the Fuck Down”

When my compatriots on the left talk about passing new gun laws—banning big magazines etc.—I keep coming back to this question: Why do you want to do this?

Baum Blasts Ballistic Bullies

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As we talk about a new ban on large-capacity magazines, let’s consider the history. Back during the 1994-2004 “assault weapons ban,” Congress never banned large-capacity magazines. It banned their manufacture…

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Baum Blasts Times’ Temerity

Not to pick unduly on The New York Times, but its editorial of 11 January, referring to “the visceral evidence that the groups have made the country a far more dangerous place,”…

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Dan Baum on the Giffords Shooting/Safeway Massacre

The shooting of Rep. Giffords is, at least in part, a gun story, so allow me to weigh in. The New York Times, a paper I really like, had two dumb things…