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.

Gun Haircut: Just Thought I’d Leave This Here

I once dated a beautiful young lady who asked me if I minded tattoos. As she had a sleeve tattoo on her arm and I’d invited her on a date, I thought it an odd question. I said no. She said “Are you sure?” Before I could answer she stood up and took off her shirt. No bra. She turned her back to me to reveal a full life-size set of angel wings. The other diners clapped as she put her shirt back on. I may have said about not liking the taste of chicken. Anyway, there are worse/better things than a gun haircut. Just sayin’ . . .


Another Mexican Journalist Gunned Down: This is What Happens to a Disarmed Populace

ournalist Manuel Torres González (courtesy borderlandbeat.com)

Republished with permission from borderlandbeat.com:

Journalist Manuel Torres González, 45, was shot in the head from behind on May 14 after leaving state offices in the city of Poza Rica in northern Veracruz, as reported by Milenio, citing the Attorney General of Veracruz. Torres was a collaborator with the city council of Poza Rica and a reporter and editor-in-chief of news site Noticias MT.  It was in this city where governor Javier Duarte, on two occasions, told journalists to “behave well,” because “there are a lot of rotten apples” and “we are going to shake the tree so hard that many will fall,” a threatening allegation that reporters were complicit with organized crime, yet to date the administration has not pursued legal action against a single journalist for “behaving poorly.” Animal Político pointed out that the statement from the Attorney General of Veracruz, in which it said the Prosecutor of the Northern Region of Poza Rica was investigating the case, did not . . .


The United States of Guns: Non-Incendiary Image of the Day

(courtesy thetrace.org)

I found this image above an article in Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun agitprop media machine, thetrace.orgThese 9 States Have the Most Abnormally High Gun Death Rates in America. I have a sneaking suspicion that the study upon which it’s based is the same contextless hokum that the antis create on a regular basis. But there’s too much stats and math and TTAG’s stat and math man Foghorn is teaching TTAG’s resident war hero Jon Wayne Taylor how to fly an airplane. (Two key employees in a small plane…how great is that?) So I’ll leave that and focus on something I’ve noticed about gun control advocates’ anti-gun “art” . . .

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(courtesy ammoland.com)

Press release [via Ammoland.com]

CAA, developers and manufacturers of advanced battle-tested firearms accessories, announce the long awaited release of the NON-NFA RONI. It features an officially licensed SB Tactical Pistol Stabilizing Brace, and is now shipping to distributors and dealers. The Pistol Stabilizing Brace enhances one-handed firing of the RONI-STAB by attaching to the operator’s forearm.  The RONI-STAB is the first NON-NFA RONI available, meaning less paperwork, no wait and no additional costs . . .

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: Do You Have Any Liberal Friends?

The video above was created by The Guardian, the U.K.’s preeminent liberal newspaper/news service. Denied press credentials, reporter Lois Beckett trolled the sidewalk outside the NRA convention asking members “What do liberals get wrong about guns?” It takes all of 54 seconds for Ms. Beckett to present the appropriate OFWG NRA “extremist.” That said, this is an incredibly positive piece. In fact, at 1:08 she finds a unicorn! A progressive NRA gun owner! I knew someone who also fit that description and we were good friends. Do you have any liberal friends? If so, do any of them own guns? And do you debate the issue or just leave it?

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Wisconsin Teacher Arrested for Storing Unloaded Gun in His Car’s Center Console

Jarrod Kuehn (courtesy ammoland.com)

Niki Clarke of WisconsinCarry.org writes [via AmmoLand.com]

As reported by fox11.com, a school teacher discovered that a colleague — Jarrod Kuehn [above] — kept a gun in his car in the school parking lot. The teacher called the cops. Kuehn believed he was legally storing his gun unloaded and encased in his center console of his locked vehicle as per Wisconsin Law. The police and prosecutors disagreed. They charged Kuehn with a felony for having a gun on school grounds. This is yet another example of the travesty that is Wisconsin’s prohibition against carry on school grounds even in your personal vehicle. Wisconsin law requires . . .

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Funny or Die on Safe Storage: Just Thought I’d Leave This Here

I gotta admit it: I laughed twice at this video. Maybe even with it. Obviously, it’s over-the-top anti-gun agitprop. But it beats the hell out of all that bloody shirt waving of which gun control advocates are so fond. I mean, in terms of watchability. I found the bit where  the daughter brought her Daddy his AK — with appropriate muzzle discipline — entirely endearing. Anyway, I wonder if pro-gun rights folk could make a funny video about safe storage that doesn’t lampoon gun owners. Not so easy, eh Mr. Bond?


Three Guns TTAG Recommends: Jon Wayne Taylor Edition

Jon Wayne Taylor (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

RF asked which three guns I recommend to someone without reservation. They had to be currently made, and I limited myself to the lower middle end of the price range. That cut out a whole lot of very good guns. Still, this question was a pretty easy one to answer. There are at least three guns that I recommend, regularly, without hesitation, to any skill level shooter. Note: there are no shotguns on this list. Yes, I think everyone should own a pump-action shotgun, but there isn’t a mid priced manufacturer out there that I’ve seen perform universally well, like the guns below . . .

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NJ Gov. Christie Vetoes Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill

Governor Christie (courtesy nydailynews.com)

You may remember Gun Violence Restraining Orders as a California “innovation” that allows judges to order firearms confiscation after an ex parte hearing on domestic abuse charges. Meaning that Californians subject to a GVRO have no Fifth or Fourteenth Amendment right to due process. New Jersey’s civilian disarmament pols liked the sound of that. Governor Christie just vetoed the resulting bill, a move interpreted by nydailynews.com as N.J. Gov. Christie vetoes bill restricting guns from domestic abusersMethinks Governor Christie still has national political ambitions.


BREAKING: Hawaii Set to Create a Federal Gun Owners Registry

Hawaii 5-0 (courtesy breitbart.com)

“Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country,” bigstory.ap.com reports. “Most people entered in the ‘Rap Back’ database elsewhere in the U.S. are those in ‘positions of trust,’ such as school teachers and bus drivers, said Stephen Fischer of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Hawaii could be the first state to add gun owners.” The FBI describes the system thus . . .

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TSA to Prosecute Forgetful Georgia Gun Owners: 1 Year in Jail $100k Fine

TSA (courtesy realclearpolitics.com)

“Until Georgia law was changed two years ago, ‘we didn’t really have any issues here,’ Britt Johnson, who is head of the Atlanta FBI office, said of the ‘Guns Everywhere Law’ that expanded the list of places guns were allowed. The law said gun owners with a permit could take guns discovered in their carry-on luggage back to their cars or give them to someone for safe keeping, and they would not face criminal charges.” According to ajc.com, Peach State gun owners can kiss that “common sense gun law” goodbye . . .

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: Ever Been “Outed” As a Conceal Carrier?

TTAG Publisher Robert Farago (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

I don’t get out much. Nor do I play well with others. But on occasion I’ve been with a group of people — in Austin — who don’t know what I do for a living. There’s always someone who does. And they always reveal my ballistic shtick. Reactions vary. But someone invariably asks if I’m carrying. Sigh. I have a range of answers. “Concealed means concealed.” “Operational security demands discretion.” “No.” “Yes.” Does this happen to you? How do you deal with it?

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