Author Archives: Nick Leghorn

Nick Leghorn is a gun nerd living and working in San Antonio, Texas. In his free time, he's a competition shooter (USPSA, 3-gun and NRA High Power), aspiring pilot, and enjoys mixing statistics and science with firearms. Now on sale: Getting Started with Firearms by yours truly!

Bloomberg Group Releases “Report” on Mass Shootings

(courtesy Everytown for Gun Safety)

Michael Bloomberg’s personally-funded gun control group, Everytown for Gun Safety (hereafter referred to as EGS for carpel tunnel avoidance purposes) released a “report” yesterday that sought to prove, once and for all, that guns are bad and the “reasonable” restrictions push are in fact needed. Personally, I’m not buying it. The main reason is that while their numbers appear on the surface to support their conclusions, when you take more than three seconds to look at the data they’re presenting you can tell that they’ve tried their hardest to make the results fit the conclusion. For example . . .

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IL Dem Proposes Ban on Guns for Kids, Cartoon Mascots


As we learned with TTAG’s reader survey, the vast majority of gun owners take their first shots before the age of 11. Passing down the wonders of shooting sports from one generation to the next is a cherished American tradition, and can lead to a lifelong passion for firearms and the fun and freedom that comes with them. As always seems the case, this is a phenomenon that’s totally foreign to most Democrats. For them, guns are inherently evil and scary…why would anyone ever want to take a child shooting? So this past week, a Democrat — Rep. Robin Kelly from Illinois, to be exact — introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to ban guns designed specifically for children, gun-related clothing for children, and cartoon mascots for gun companies. For the children . . .

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SIG SAUER Announces Layoffs Due to Slack in Firearms Market


The following is a press release from SIG SAUER

NEWINGTON, N.H. (July 10, 2014) — SIG SAUER® has instituted a series of work force adjustments to adapt to ever-changing market conditions and manufacturing efficiencies.

The firearms market has begun to cool from the record highs experienced over the past couple of years. Additional resources, including new employees, were brought on to help meet this spike in demand. Now that sales have began to return to normal, an adjustment in staff numbers is needed to maintain an efficient and cost-effective workflow . . .

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BREAKING: Obama Administration Bans Import of Izhmash & Kalashnikov (Saiga) Firearms


Earlier today, the Department of Commerce announced new sanctions against Russian products and companies operating in the United States. Previous sanctions only tangentially impacted the import of cheap and reliable firearms from Russia into the United States, but now the Obama administration is specifically targeting the makers of Saiga rifles and shotguns, as well as other companies. From the Executive Order. . .

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BREAKING: Remington Scrubs All Traces of R51 from Websites


I don’t want to say I called it, but I called it: the R51 is a massive blunder from start to finish. We’ve seen report after report coming from end users and other reviewers that the gun has serious design issues and has been plagued by poor manufacturing processes and shoddy quality control, and even when those guns were returned to the factory to be repaired Remington was unable to find a fix. Now, it looks like Remington is finally pulling the plug and has scrubbed all traces of the R51 from their website.

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Rolling Stone: Pistols Have Stocks…Huh?


Rolling Stone magazine is trying to dig itself out of obscurity by pushing the gun control agenda pretty hard. They published a softball interview with Michael Bloomberg, launched a slick “guns are bad” website with some laughably researched information, and also published an article detailing “The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America.” There’s just one problem: Rolling Stone has apparently never picked up a dictionary, and knows less about guns than Michael Bloomberg knows about tanks. From the article . . .

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Cleveland Mayor Proposes Toy Gun Ban, 90 Day Wait Between Gun Purchases

Woody toy at Heathrow airport security courtesy reddit.com

Following in the footsteps of such great violence-free cities as Chicago, Washington, DC and New York, Frank Jackson, the mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, has proposed his city enact a series of new gun laws that he claims will reduce the “scourge of gun violence.” The proposals are very much in line with what we’ve seen before, aimed at killing the gun culture in America rather than actually targeting criminals and reducing violence. Included in hizzoner’s proposal: a ban on toy (“replica”) firearms, a 90 day waiting period between firearms purchases, and a sex offender-esque list for “gun criminals” in the city. There’s just one problem: what they’re doing is against Ohio state law . . .

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