Dan Baum: ‘Third Act Trouble’ Excerpt

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 posts.) Mr. Baum’s currently battling cancer, sending a series of emails about his past, present and yes future for his fans. He calls the series […]

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 calls from the left for Obama to come out strongly for gun control in tonight’s State of the Union address.

Baum Blasts Ballistic Bullies

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 and import. If you had one, you were as free as can be to use it and even sell it. Between the time Congress passed […]

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,” is beneath the dignity of a great newspaper. What, pray, is visceral evidence, and how does it trump actual evidence that the country is a […]

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 to say about it. This, from today’s editorial: (Arizona’s) gun laws are among the most lenient, allowing even a disturbed man like Mr. Loughner to […]