TTAG Turns Two: Sutherland Edition

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I am undoubtedly the least qualified guy to write about firearms for TTAG. However that never stopped Robert Farago from throwing out the fear and common sense clause and letting…

Canadian Judge Refuses to Smack Smickle On Gun Charge

Leroy Smickle was in the wrong place at the right time when he was arrested on March 9 2009 during a police raid on his cousin’s apartment. Smickle posed with a loaded handgun in front of a camera in an effort to “look cool” for his Facebook page. He was clad in boxer shorts, tank top and sun-glasses, making it very difficult to ascend the ladder of cool under these conditions, so Smickle added a gat to his photo-shoot . . .

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Leroy Smickle was in the wrong place at the right time when he was arrested on March 9 2009 during a police raid on his cousin’s apartment. Smickle posed with…

Open vs. Concealed Carry: A Canadian’s Perspective [Not Shown]

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 I have to ask this question because I am not an American citizen, and I don’t own a handgun and, even if I did, Canadian handgun possession laws would forbid…

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A Powerful Look at a Moment in History

Youtube is an interesting part of life in the 21st century because it connects us to the world in an unusual manner. We can see the best of times and…

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Ian Thomson never meant to become a poster boy for the right to protect one’s home and property in Canada, but that is the role foisted upon him by a Canadian court case. Ian Thomson was arrested after he staved off a fire-bombing attack on his rural Ontario property. Thomson was faced with an attack by three masked intruders who lobbed Molotov cocktails at his house and responded with a few warning rounds fired at the lowlifes . . .

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Canada’s Castle Doctrine. Or Lack Thereof.

[HTML1] Ian Thomson never meant to become a poster boy for the right to protect one’s home and property in Canada, but that is the role foisted upon him by…

Canned Hunts: WWTNT (What Would Ted Nugent Think)?

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60 Minutes ran a piece about exotic game ranches in Texas last night and it’s sure to ruffle a few feathers on both sides of the argument over so-called canned hunts….

I watched the YouTube video from the fast food restaurant shooting story presented by Robert Farago and tried to digest what I witnessed – both in the video and the subsequent comments by posters following the story. My biggest issue was the amped-up macho posing displayed by the witnesses in the video and afterwards by some of the posters . . .

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The Carl’s Jr. Shooting: Food for Thought

I watched the YouTube video from the fast food restaurant shooting story presented by Robert Farago and tried to digest what I witnessed – both in the video and the…

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OK DGU: Sarah McKinley’s Big Mistake?

The story of the young Oklahoma mother who defended her home against invasion has already been chronicled on TTAG and throughout the mainstream media. Within hours, eighteen-year-old Sarah McKinley became a poster…

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Question of the Day: When Should Ralphie Get an Upgrade to his Red Ryder BB Gun?

A Christmas Story is a classic look at childhood from the point of view of a nine year old kid who wants a BB gun for Christmas. It is set…

Question of the Day: Are Gun Control Advocates Brain Dead?

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Since its release in 1968, Night of the Living Dead has become a cult movie classic. Director George Romero pioneered (or re-pioneered) a genre that suggested quite strongly that the undead make terrible neighbors. Zombies have poor diet choices and are even less interesting than a Senate sub-committee panel. Most people want to avoid them like the plague that they carry. AMC has followed in the zombie tradition with a TV mini-series—The Walking Dead—about human survivors faced with legions of zombies created by a catastrophic plague . . .

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[HTML1] Since its release in 1968, Night of the Living Dead has become a cult movie classic. Director George Romero pioneered (or re-pioneered) a genre that suggested quite strongly that the…

You may recall our story about Tees Alberta Canada farmer Brian Knight [not shown]. To recap via cbc.ca: “In the early morning of March 26, 2009, Knight found three men in his farmyard. He jumped out of bed and gave chase clad in boxer shorts and rubber boots to a man riding Knight’s all-terrain vehicle. Knight rammed the ATV with his car and, when the man abandoned the machine and began running, Knight pulled out a shotgun.” Knight fired off two rounds at the thief. The second nicked the bad guy with buckshot in a classic Three Stooges bit—that Justice Monica Bast did not funny. To say the least . . .

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Farmer Brian Knight’s Canadian Nightmare

You may recall our story about Tees Alberta Canada farmer Brian Knight [not shown]. To recap via cbc.ca: “In the early morning of March 26, 2009, Knight found three men in his farmyard. He…

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Question of the Day: More Guns, Less Crime?

Yesterday, I spotted a story about 36 people wiped out in a Barundi bar by gunmen. I found the story in my local newspaper after the want ads, tucked comfortably…