Relax, An Assault Weapons Ban Is Still Unlikely

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  Would it be possible for a new AWB to see the light of day? Well, anything’s possible, but likely? Not really. In the senate there’s a small chance that they might move enough…

It’s 5 pm: Do you know where your guns are?

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Within just the past week, Colorado has seen two terrible gun-related tragedies involving children. The worst part in all instances like these, is that they were wholly preventable. The first…

Gun Review: Smith and Wesson Model 64 (DAO)

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“A Revolver? Really?” Yeah, I’ve heard that a time or two over the past years. Now I don’t hate automatic pistols. Really, I don’t. I own a very nice Glock…

Years ago, when I was in college, Frontier Violence: Another Look was required reading for one of my Western American History courses. A portion of the book was called “The Myth of Frontier Violence.” The argument: while America’s western frontier could certainly be a violent place, it was no more so than any other part of United States at that time . . .

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The Wild, Wild West. Or Not

Years ago, when I was in college, Frontier Violence: Another Look was required reading for one of my Western American History courses. A portion of the book was called “The Myth of…

When gun rights supporters pushed “shall issue” concealed carry legislation through the majority of State legislatures, supporters claimed the move would make mass shootings less likely. CCW (Concealed Carry Weapons permits) would create an “invisible army” of permit-holders who could stop them. In fact, this anti-spree killing concept was The Mother of All CCW Arguments; deployed by lobbyists in Texas following the massacre at a Luby’s Cafeteria in 1991. And yet . . .

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Does CCW Prevent Mass Shootings?

When gun rights supporters pushed “shall issue” concealed carry legislation through the majority of State legislatures, supporters claimed the move would make mass shootings less likely. CCW (Concealed Carry Weapons permits)…

GUNS of Anarchy?

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[This is part 2 of a 3-part series on the intersection of gun culture and motorcycle culture in America. Click here for part 1] I’ve been riding motorcycles for 29 years….

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The M1911 is the Harley-Davidson of Pistols

(Note: This is part 1 of a 3 part series I will be writing exploring the confluence of Motorcycles and Guns, two of my favorite hobbies.) Alternate title: The Harley-Davidson is…

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First Look: Lippard A2/Combat NCO and CQB pistols

Before I get into the meat of the article, let me start with the disclaimers. This is not a full test, for reasons which will be explained below. It is…

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Teaser: I Shot the Lippard Combat NCO and CQB pistols

Just got back from Colorado Springs where I spent most of the day with gunsmiths Karl Lippard and Charles Henderson. I got a thorough explanation of both of their signature…

Obscure Object of Desire: Australian International Arms M10-A2 (7.62 x 39)

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I had a little time to kill last night so I went window shopping at one of the local Big Box sporting goods stores (you know, the same kind of…

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Apocalypse When?

I love a good “end of the world” story. The Road Warrior is my all-time favorite action movie. Lucifer’s Hammer,  The Stand and Earth Abides are amongst my favorite books. What’s not…

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Book Review: “The Gun” by C.J. Chivers

To some people, history is a big, indigestible lump. When you consider that “history” can be loosely defined as “everything that happened to everyone, everywhere, since the beginning of time”…