Quote of the Day: Beware of the One Direction Singer with One Gun Tattoo

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“It is a shame that anyone would think it makes you look cool if you get a gun tattoo. Promoting guns in fashion could lead to gun violence and we…

CT Gov on Civilian Disarmament: This is Just the Beginning

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy reckons The Constitution State’s new gun registration laws make it safer for police responding to domestic disturbance calls because they’ll know what guns or “large capacity magazines” are in the house. Note: I didn’t write “what guns if any are in the house” because it’s entirely possible that a CT resident might have a *gasp* unregistered gun in their abode. Which means that any cop who assumes that CT’s multi-agency registry is accurate or comprehensive is an idiot. Which also makes Malloy’s argument for registration equally idiotic. As for Malloy’s “long term approach to regaining our safety in the United States,” maybe someone should tell the Gov that violent crime has been decreasing for decades even without his “gun safety” laws. Interviews like this make me I wonder what Nazi functionaries sounded like back in the day . . .

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy reckons The Constitution State’s new gun registration laws make it safer for police responding to domestic disturbance calls because they’ll know what guns or “large capacity…

Trick Shot Artist Annie Oakley’s Shotgun Sells for $300k

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Trick shot artist Kirsten Joy Weiss recently journeyed to Red’s Indoor Range in Pflugerville (a.k.a., “the toilet”) to test three Henry rifles. The 2012 NRA Women’s shooting champ is looking to…

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A Veteran’s Tale: Sliding Down the Slippery Slope of Mental Health Checks for Gun Owners

Robert, There have been some recent posts on your site about mental health, including yesterday’s Quote of the Day (Certain Kinds of People Edition) that finally inspired me to write…

JFK was not the first U.S. President to shuffle off this mortal coil via an assassin’s bullet. Nor was Kennedy the most beloved President in American history. But the former Senator’s dramatic exit from the public stage was covered on live TV. It was a relatively new medium that created a new kind of instant mass bonding experience. While people who were alive at the time feel a need to ask and answer the highly personal question “where were you when Kennedy was shot?”, it was the collective experience of JFK’s assassination that elevated the event into cultural mythology. Well that and a legion of liberals—now known as progressives—who knew a good thing when they saw one. Did I just say that? I did. And I also want to say something about Kennedy and guns . . .

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Obligatory JFK Assassination Remembrance Post

JFK was not the first U.S. President to shuffle off this mortal coil via an assassin’s bullet. Nor was Kennedy the most beloved President in American history. But the former…

TTAG Exclusive: New Calibur Gun Prints: B.A.R., Colt Python, Mossberg 500, Winchester 1894

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Robert, This is Justin Janes from Calibur Prints. We spoke on the phone few months back about my Kickstarter project, “Calibur Prints.” I’m reaching out to you because I’m launching my…

Sr. Yeager is right: it doesn’t really matter what kind of target you shoot at. That said, if you’re shooting for self-defense, make sure to check your group size (rather than ultimate accuracy). If your group is smaller than your hand you’re not shooting fast enough. If it’s bigger than your hand you’re shooting too fast. More than that, have someone call out a part of your target. Moving from target to target (no shoots are vital) improves your gunfighting abilities a hundred times more than itty bit groups. Now then, what targets do you use when you’re at a square and/or outdoor range?

Question of the Day: What Target Do You Use At the Range?

Sr. Yeager is right: it doesn’t really matter what kind of target you shoot at. That said, if you’re shooting for self-defense, make sure to check your group size (rather…

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BREAKING: First Responder to Sandy Hook Slaughter Parked 1/4 Mile from School and Waited for Backup

Ahead of the release of part of the official police report on the Sandy Hook Elementary School spree killing, courant.com reports that the police responding to the school did so…

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Arlington Texas Police: See a Gun? Drop a Dime

Matt in FL found this gem buried inside a kinda dull report on Texas’ move towards open carry (or not) at star-telegram.com: “’When we become aware of protests or demonstrations in our…

MAIG: Background Checks Suck. Still.

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Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) press release: Weeks before the twentieth anniversary of the law that requires gun buyers to pass background checks conducted by licensed firearm dealers, many states…

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Quote of the Day: LEO Carve-Outs. It’s Complicated

“Backers said they didn’t extend the law to police to prevent complications in the bill’s passage.” – New Gun May Trigger Old Law; New Jersey Measure Would Require That Pistols Be Operable…

OK, so now we see the whole sequence of events leading to a Texas jury fining Army Master Sergeant CJ Grisham $2000—the maximum allowed under Texas law for “interfering with the duties of a police officer” (a Class B misdemeanor). And it’s crystal clear that the Temple Texas police officer Steve Ermis’ gun grab put the LEO into a situation where he (the cop) felt threatened. And justifiably so; Grisham reached to regain control of his rifle. But again, Ermis initiated and then escalated the situation. If he’d stood off a respectful distance—which is also the safest option in this situation—I reckon none of this would have happened. After Ermis cuffed Grisham, well, things just played out as they do these days. Except maybe the cop lasering Sgt. Grisham with his own .45 (3:40 in). At the end of the day, Grisham’s anger is more than understandable. Their decision to arrest him seems to be based on nothing more than small town stupidity.

Complete Dashcam Video of Arrest of Army Master Sergeant CJ Grisham

OK, so now we see the whole sequence of events leading to a Texas jury fining Army Master Sergeant CJ Grisham $2000—the maximum allowed under Texas law for “interfering with the duties…