Rahm Emanuel’s Son Mugged Outside Mayor’s Home

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 17-year-old son Zach stepped outside the family home Friday night to make a phone call. Apparently seeing a target of opportunity, two wayward yoots grabbed him, pummeled him and appropriated his cell phone. Wait, isn’t Hizzoner’s humble abode, you know, protected by some of Chicago’s finest? As a matter of fact, chicago.cbslocal.com reports, “Police officers are assigned to the mayor’s home front and back 24 hours a day. There are also cameras at both ends of the block.” It seems nowhere is safe in Chiraq these days. But don’t worry, the CPD’s upping the ante . . .

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Two NYPD Cops Executed As Revenge for Michael Brown, Eric Garner

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Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner — in what investigators believe was a crazed gunman’s ­assassination-style mission to avenge Eric Garner and Michael Brown.” This had to happen. Eventually. Preach that all cops are racists long enough and someone – in this case 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who had murdered his girlfriend earlier in the day — will believe it. “’I’m Putting Wings on Pigs Today,’ a person believed to be the gunman wrote on Instagram in a message posted just three hours before the officers were shot” . . .

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OMG! Machine Guns! Near Disney World! OMG!

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Come on, is nothing sacred any more? With the opening of Machine Gun Alley in Orlando, yet another wholesome destination for family fun is about to be sullied by the sound of gunfire. Automatic gunfire. “The 13,000-square-foot facility sits directly across from Kissimmee’s Old Town attraction which is a nostalgic tourist mecca aimed at family fun. But instead of roller coasters and go carts, Machine Gun America offers live ammunition automatic weapons, including high-powered machine guns,” reports Orlando’s wtsp.com. Bastards. And you know who’s supremely peeved by the whole thing? A national spokesperson for Moms Demand Action, that’s who . . .

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Gun Review: Kellogg’s Pop-Tart Pistol

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(This is a reader gun review contest entry, click here for more details – enter by December 26th!)

By Aaron James

After more than 100 years spent focused on food manufacturing, Kellogg’s waded into uncharted waters last year with the introduction of their new line of pistols, simply called Pop-TartsGiven the challenges of an already crowded market, it was a brave move. I decided to pick up their flagship model to see if Kellogg’s Pop Tart has what it takes to hang with the big boys, or if it’s simply a marketing gimmick designed to cash in on the ever-expanding industry. After a quick trip to the QuikTrip, I had the hot little pastry in hand. I went straight home to get the lowdown on their fresh new offering. The results were somewhat surprising . . .

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Quote of the Day: Differently Abled Edition

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“It is obvious that these weapons are being used to kill people. I think that is plain as the day is long. That is what these weapons and munitions are used for.” – US District Judge Dana Sabraw in Disabled man smuggled guns to cartel in specialized van [at utsandiego.com]

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New From G2 Research: .300 Ripout Expanding Cartrige

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If you’re a regular reader, you may remember our 2013 Readers Choice Awards. The honor for best new ammunition went to Lehigh Defense for their .45 Colt Maximum Expansion round. As ShootingTheBull410 demonstrated, that’s one devastating handgun round. G2 Research seems to have been inspired by that design for their new nastily named .300 Ripout round, a 200 grain bullet that peels back on contact creating a wound channel that should have pigs positively panic-stricken. But there’s worse news for Porky yet; G2’s sending some of this stuff to Nick for testing. Mmmm. Bacon . . .

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The Pakistan School Massacre Can Happen Here

Shoes lie in blood on the auditorium floor at the Army Public School, which was attacked by Taliban gunmen, in Peshawar

Reader OneIfByLand writes:

Is the Pakistan school massacre a warning shot across our bow? There is simply no way we have enough police to protect all of our schools for any length of time. The only practical way is to allow citizens the ability to practice their natural, civil and Constitutional rights to protect themselves and our children from such heinous crimes against humanity. Sadly, what I fear we will do is more security theatre, a (temporary) show of force to make the people feel safe (as opposed to being safe) until the shock passes . . .

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Question of the Day: Have You Patterned Your Home Defense Shogtun?

If you’re a trap shooter, you’ve no doubt patterned your shotgun for your load of choice. If you shoot, say, No. 8s and you usually shoot singles, it’s nice to know what your pattern at 30 to 40 yards will look like if you want to consistently smoke those orange disks. Similarly, if you’re a turkey hunter, you’ll want to know at what distances your load of choice is lethal through your turkey choke. But have you ever bothered to take your home defense shotgun out for a spin to see what it will do with OO in tight quarters at domestically likely distances?

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Gun Review: Taurus 605 Revolver

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(This is a reader gun review contest entry, click here for more details – enter by December 26th!)

By Nate Parker

Anemic is generally the word that comes to mind when I think of “pocket guns” or sub-compact handguns. The guns that fall into that category are easy to carry —  that’s kind of the point — but the flavor of the day always seems to be .380 ACP or 9mm. What if I want something with a little more sauce on it? There is an answer. The “MORE POWER” crowd can have their cake and eat it too in the form of the .357 Magnum snubnose revolver. For over half a century, the snubnose revolver has ruled the “pocket gun” niche, only being seriously challenged on the market by semi-auto pistol designs in the past five years or so. Even so, the snubnose revolver has held its own. So what separates the snubnose from everything else in the category? The option to add sauce, and lots of it . . .

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Ladd Everitt: America’s Most Dangerous Gun Control Zealot?

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No doubt Ladd Everitt will consider this post an honor. The communications director of the Campaign to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) has positioned himself and his org as as the de facto champion of anti-gun extremists. This he’s done through the CSGV Facebook page, where Everitt’s endless stream of incendiary posts unleash a flood of anti-ballistic bile; comments so full of hatred they remind of nothing so much as the rabid racism that poisoned this country for generations. Which make the example above all the more ironic . . .

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