Lodi, CA SWAT ND Down to “Holster Issues.” Or Not.

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“A [unnamed] Lodi Police SWAT officer had a Glock 35 with a flashlight in his thigh holster at a children’s reading event when a boy managed to pull the trigger…

Incendiary Image of the Day: Think Progress! Edition

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To “celebrate” Bill Clinton’s remarks about firearms vs. voting regulations, thinkprogress.org knocked-up this graphic. Note: the “without ID” assault rifle purchases in question are private sales between individuals—mischaracterized by TP…

Question of the Day: Should Starbucks Allow Baristas to Carry?

“Starbucks spokeswoman Jamie Riley defended the company’s gun policy, arguing that it should be up to legislators — not Starbucks — to decide what restrictions, if any, are necessary on gun possession,” thehill.com reports. “Gun control advocates are quick to point out that Starbucks does not allow its employees to carry guns and wonder why there’s a discrepancy between workers and customers.” And now I’m wondering too. If Starbucks respects local firearms regulations rather than banning guns from its stores (as it has every right to do) why should it restrict its employees’ right to keep and bear arms in their own defense? FYI click here and here and here and here (etc.) for news reports of armed robberies at Starbucks stores.

“Starbucks spokeswoman Jamie Riley defended the company’s gun policy, arguing that it should be up to legislators — not Starbucks — to decide what restrictions, if any, are necessary on…

Other than obeying gun control laws (so as not to lose all your gun rights) and the intractable issues surrounding beach and shower carry, I can’t think of a single reason not to schlep a self-defense firearm. And yet there may be times when you don’t have a gat or can’t get immediate access to your gun. Times when you find yourself on the wrong end of a gun/knife/fist/pool cue/hammer/brass knuckles/etc. What then? Well, anything . . .

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Self-Defense Tip: Don’t Bring a Stack of Magazines to a Gun Fight . . . Unless You Have To

Other than obeying gun control laws (so as not to lose all your gun rights) and the intractable issues surrounding beach and shower carry, I can’t think of a single…

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Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Alaskan Twofer Edition

Ya live long enough . . . “Anchorage police say two men were shot in the leg during two separate discharges of the same handgun Thursday morning in a Fairview…

EA’s License Fees to Gun Makers

Over at gamedev.net a forum dweller asked about implementing “real guns” (i.e. computer versions of existing firearms) into a video game without paying the gun maker(s) a license fee. As the response from Hodgman (below) indicates, Electronic Arts adheres to a FTS protocol. It uses “real” guns in its games without kissing Gaston’s GLOCK. Or something like that. In fact, they never have. They simply stopped promoting gun makers inside their games when the post-Newtown civilian disarmament deal hit the headlines. Just thought you’d like to know.

It’s a bit of a grey area.

– If a character in a book uses a real-world product, that’s just the author trying to make his world seem real, and to relate to the reader.

– If a person on TV uses a product, the TV station will usually blur out the branding, so that they’re not accused of trying to create a false association.

– If a person in a film uses a real product, you can be sure that a lot of money changed hands in an advertising deal 

These are all basically the same situation, but the precedents set in each medium are different…

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Over at gamedev.net a forum dweller asked about implementing “real guns” (i.e. computer versions of existing firearms) into a video game without paying the gun maker(s) a license fee. As…

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Gun Control Without Borders

California gun owners are staring down the barrel of new gun control laws. The measures will do nothing to decrease violent crime and much to make owning a firearm more expensive, difficult…

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FPS MIA

TTAG’s in it to win it. Every single damn day of the year we’re here, blogging our brains out on your behalf. Truth be told, we’re obsessives obsessed with firearms….

If force-on-force training has taught me one thing it’s this: adrenalin (not love) changes everything. When push comes to shove, biological chemistry dramatically degrades your motor skills. In many cases, point shooting becomes the default option. Which isn’t the worst thing in the world—provided errant bullets don’t take out innocent bystanders (void if member of law enforcement). At bad breath distances, point shooting can git ‘er done. And “covering fire” isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But if you’re shooting at someone, legally, it’s probably best if your bullets hit them where it hurts. To do that, aiming’s good. Here are three ways to increase the odds that you’ll use your sights in a gunfight, should it be possible or advisable to do so . . .

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Self-Defense Tip: 3 Ways to Make Sure You Aim at the Bad Guy

If force-on-force training has taught me one thing it’s this: adrenalin (not love) changes everything. When push comes to shove, biological chemistry dramatically degrades your motor skills. In many cases, point shooting…

“Mistakenly Placed Key” Caused SC Glock 22 ND. Or Not.

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“A key mistakenly placed in a holster released the safety and activated the trigger on a school resource officer’s gun on Monday, causing the gun to accidentally discharge a bullet…

I Declare War hit iTunes on July 26th. The Indy hit opened in selected cinemas on August 30th. imdb.com summarizes the movie thus: “Summer war games between neighborhood kids turn deadly serious when jealousy and betrayal enter the mix.” Hello? When real guns enter the mix. Think Lord of the Flies with a belt-fed machine gun. Our pals at imfbd.com have yet to catalogue the featured firearms, but this trailer reveals a heady mix of guns. (I could do without the Krypton eye laser thing, but that’s just me.) I declare that I’m going to review I Declare War this week; ironically enough it’s playing at a cinema on Slaughter Lane. Suffice it to say, ha! Will the chattering classes elevate the anti-war movie to coffee table debate? Watch this space. And watch a clip from the movie after the jump . . .

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I Declare War Set to Trigger Gun Culture Debate

I Declare War hit iTunes on July 26th. The Indy hit opened in selected cinemas on August 30th. imdb.com summarizes the movie thus: “Summer war games between neighborhood kids turn deadly…

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U.S. Sportsman’s Alliance: On No Days Do You Shoot the Bear

“News of bear attacks have been dominating headlines for the past few weeks, with seven attacks in a five day span across the US.,” The Sportsman’s Alliance blog post at ammoland.com…

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