LAX Shooter Linked to “Patriot Movement”

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  “The 23-year-old man who allegedly killed a TSA official at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday was carrying a one-page ‘manifesto’ that included references to the ‘New World Order,’ the…

Question of the Day: Do Laser Sights Stop Bad Guys in Their Tracks?

“There are many true stories from Crimson Trace owners and users who report that activating the laser—and having the potential attacker see that defining red dot on their chest or body—ultimately turned the attack and saved their life.” Crimson Trace’s presser presses the point that a laser dot on a bad guy’s body can stop an attack in its tracks. It’s the same sort of claim that shotgun fans assert regarding the deterrent effect of racking a pump. Crimson Trace’s true tales of “laser sights in the real world” certainly make for compelling reading but laser sights have their downsides: eye fixation, revealing your location, failure to activate, stopping you from responding in a timely fashion. What do you reckon? Do any/many/most bad guys find religion when they’re lit-up? Is that important enough to add a laser to your carry or home defense gun?

“There are many true stories from Crimson Trace owners and users who report that activating the laser—and having the potential attacker see that defining red dot on their chest or…

Guns & Ammo Supports Gun Control

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Click here to download a pdf of Guns & Ammo‘s column Let’s Talk Limits. Technical Editor Dick Metcalf [above] penned the editorial for the December issue. Metcalf, a writer whose technical knowledge…

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BREAKING: Moms Demand Action Statement on LAX Shooting

[Indianapolis, IN] Fri., Nov. 1, 2013: For the second time in six months, a deadly shooting has occurred inside an American airport. According to press reports, earlier today at Los Angeles…

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Self-Defense Tip: Say NOTHING to the Police After a DGU

Over at dailycaller.com, Dan Meadows of The Shooting Channel has plenty of advice for armed Americans who find themselves involved in a defensive gun use (DGU). It’s all solid, reliable stuff….

American Gun Owners Are Racists. Or Not.

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“Racism and guns go together,” nydailynews.com “reports.” “That’s the finding of an international study released Thursday that says the two are linked. More specifically, odds are greater that a racist white American…

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Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Hartford Police Sgt. Eric Smith

Click here to see nbcconnecticut.com’s report on Hartford Police Sgt. Eric Smith’s negligent discharge. Sgt. Smith somehow forgot to report the fact that his bullet exited his house and entered another—until…

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BREAKING [UPDATE] LA Times: LAX Shooter Was Not Former TSA Official

Contrary to an earlier post based on LA Times coverage, the shooter at Los Angeles Airport was not a former TSA worker. [“A federal law enforcement official said that the gunman…

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BREAKING [UPDATE]: Gun Used by LAX Shooter

Various sources report that the suspect shot and killed a TSA Agent. The suspect was then shot and killed. Click here for live coverage.

Quote of the Day: Disarming Zimmerman’s Neighborhood Watch Program Edition

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“People in the community are nervous to join a group (neighborhood watch) that was tarnished in the media and got a bad image with everything that happened. We really want…

Thanks to all of you who responded to my request for a Remington 870 to test Advanced Ballistic Concepts’ Multi-Impact shotgun ammo. That shout-out delivered first contact with ammo tester ShootingTheBull410, who’s now become a regular TTAG contributor. It also brought us a good half dozen Austin-area readers with Remington 870’s at the ready. So I thought, well, what could be more fun than a line of 870 shooters all firing at the same time, maybe slow-walking towards a target? And so TTAG’s holding an 870-fest at Best of the West range in Liberty Hill, Texas on Sunday, November 10, from 9am to maybe 1pm. If you’d like to attend please ping guntruth@me.com with subject line “870 Fest”. Range fees are on us, ammo’s on you and bring whatever targets you like (safety first, must clean up afterwards). We can’t reserve a bay at BoTW and Sundays are their most popular day so be prepared to sit and schmooze for a spell. Results posted here, obvs.

TTAG in the Real World: Remington 870 Fest, Sunday November 10, Best of the West, Liberty Hill, Texas

Thanks to all of you who responded to my request for a Remington 870 to test Advanced Ballistic Concepts’ Multi-Impact shotgun ammo. That shout-out delivered first contact with ammo tester ShootingTheBull410,…

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Sandy Hook Parents “Negotiate” Release of Spree Killing 911 Tapes, Photos

“The mother of one of the first graders killed in the tragedy at Sandy Hook pleaded today that the 911 recordings and the crime scene photographs never be released,” wtnh.com…