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Author Archives: Robert Farago

Robert Farago is the Publisher of The Truth About Guns (TTAG). He started the site to explore the ethics, morality, business, politics, culture, technology, practice, strategy, dangers and fun of guns.

Incendiary Image of the Day: CA Ammo Registration Petition Hits 25%

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Voters “deserve” the “right” to bypass Congress to disarm civilians (a.k.a., Safety for All)? I’m not so sure about that. Is that a right like the natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms? The last part of that, the Constitution, is, thank God, a barrier to mob rule, which is, apparently, a right. The Second Amendment Defense Committee reminds us exactly what California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsmen plans to do to his citizens’ gun rights . . .

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies At Texas Hunting Ranch

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“An El Paso source close to Supreme Justice Antonin Scalia [reports] the 79-year-old died in his sleep last night after a day of quail hunting at Cibolo Creek Ranch outside of Marfa, Texas,” kvia.com reports. “Scalia was the longest-serving current Justice on the Supreme Court. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.” Our condolences to his family and friends. Justice Scalia was a pro-gun rights advocate. He delivered the majority opinion in the Heller decision affirming the individual right to keep and bear arms, joined by . . .

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Armed Robber’s Arm Ripped Off By Victim

“Through the app Wallapop, gunman Zachary Sam and seller Philippe Pierre, 39, had arranged to meet up at 1 p.m. Friday in Canarsie,” nypost.com reports. “But when Pierre showed up, asking $490 for a pair of Air Jordan 8 Retro sneakers, the teen crook pulled out a gun and demanded the kicks for free [ED: ?] inside Pierre’s gray Honda Pilot.” All Hell broke loose . . .

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National Post: Canada’s the Land of “Responsible Gun Nuts”

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“After the United States, Canada is one of the largest owners of private guns in the developed world,” Canada’s National Post reports. “There’s about 31 guns for every 100 people, putting Canada in 12th place worldwide — and only three guns short of the rate of firearm ownership in war-torn Iraq.” Uh, good for them! “But compared to our American neighbours, Canadians are disproportionately skilled at keeping these guns from killing people.” Wait. What? Click here or on the image above for the video explanation. And the answer is . . .

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Washington Post: D.C. “Drowning in a Flood of Guns”

D.C.-seized gun (courtesy wasghingtonpost.com)

The Washington Post continues its campaign to degrade and destroy Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. This time, they’ve published a disarmament dietribe [sic] by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Colbert I. King. Mr. King uses the occasion of a drive-by shooting that nearly took-out a two-year-old at the Under the Sun salon to celebrate D.C.’s illegal gun culture — if that’s the right word. Here, you tell me . . .

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Pinal County Sheriff Deploys Defenzia M-09, Less-Lethal Weapon

The Defenzia M-09 is a Russian-made less-lethal firearm that shoots rubber bullets, flash bangs and/or signal flares out of 18.5×55 mm cartridge. As the report above reveals, Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Department is the first U.S. law enforcement agency to deploy the M-09 stateside. On his Facebook page, Sheriff Babeu claims “This weapon may prove to be a transformative opportunity for law enforcement to be pro-active, trying everything possible to safely resolve incidents when force must be used. The deployment of this weapon may also help mitigate civil liability.” On the civilian side . . .

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UPDATE: UK Farmer Gets 2 Years in Prison for Homemade Shotgun

Raymond Panton (courtesy evening express.co.uk)

You may recall our December, 2015 story UK Farmer Faces Five Years in Jail for Homemade Self-Defense Shotguns. According to Scotland’s eveningexpress.co.uk, “Raymond Panton was imprisoned [for two years] despite a judge holding that exceptional circumstances existed in the case. Panton, 54, was earlier convicted of possessing prohibited weapons, two improvised shotguns, without authority at Parkhill Stores, Greens, New Deer, between April 4 and August 15 in 2014.” It’s important to note that Mr. Panton was not convicted of doing anything illegal with his improvised shotguns. This is the slippery slope upon which U.S. gun control would place their fellow Americans. Here are some more deets on the sentence . . .

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Mike “The Gun Guy” At New York Times: Gun Owners Like Guns Because Guns

Mike Weisser (courtesy nytimes.com)

In a recent New York Times editorial — Some Inconvenient Gun Facts for Liberals — columnist Nicholas Kristof says a number of things that would make pro-gun rights folks fairly happy. For example, “liberals often inadvertently antagonize gun owners and empower the National Rifle Association by coming across as supercilious, condescending and spectacularly uninformed about the guns they propose to regulate.” That’s way too accurate for the anti-gun rights NYT. And so they wheeled in Mike “The Gun Guy” Weisser . . .

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American Guns Reality Star Charged with Numerous Felonies

Rich Wyatt and Ted Nugent, on set (courtesy westword.com)

“The owner of the Gunsmoke gun shop who appeared on the reality show ‘American Guns’ has been arrested and indicted by a grand jury for dealing firearms without a license and tax-related charges,” denver.cbslocal.com reports, revealing the deep you-know-what in which Richard Wyatt finds himself. Specifically, a 13-count indictment (more thoroughly detailed at westword.com). Each of which carries a five-year prison term. Here’s one scam allegedly perpetrated by Mr. Wyatt [via denver.cbslocal.com]. . .

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Incoming from TASER: TASER Pulse

Courtesy TASER

We’re well aware that many people don’t want to carry a firearm. Fair enough. But that’s no reason not to carry a self-defense weapon of some kind: defensive cane, knife, mace, pepper spray or a TASER, for example. Technically speaking, the last item on that list is a “conducted electrical weapon” (CEW). Practically speaking, it has its limitations, the most significant of which relates to the fact that CEW’s were designed for law enforcement. Let me explain . . .

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Question of the Day: Muzzle Up or Muzzle Down for Safety?

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By John Farnham [via Ammoland.com]

In our Urban Rifle (UR) and Armed Response to a Terrorist Attack (ARTA) Classes, students come to us from numerous divergent training backgrounds. We, of course, run a hot range, so rifles carried by students are loaded (round chambered, manual safety “on,” fully-charged magazine inserted) continuously. All drills start, and finish, with loaded rifles . . .

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