Restaurant Gives Discounts to Customers Carrying Guns. It’s a Trend!

Chicken Express, located at 2 Warnock Springs Rd in Magnolia, Arkansas, is offering a free meal to people who present a concealed handgun license on Independence Day.  “On Saturday July 4th we will be giving a FREE #1 combo to anyone with a Conceal Handgun License.,” their Facebook page proclaims. “This will be DINE IN ONLY. You must have your License with you! We hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July!” This is not the first restaurant to reward legal gun owners  . . .

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Pro-Gun Video: 11m Americans Carry Firearms. Or Do They?

Sweet video, riffing on TTAG’s I Am A Gun Owner Facebook gallery. Nice to see some minority faces amongst the proud gun owners flashing their gats in the Old Dominion. But really, no one knows how many Americans actually carry a firearm. Sure, we have hard data on the number of concealed carry permits the states have issued. The figure cited by the Virginia Citizens Defense League in the video above hails from gun researcher John More Guns, Less Crime Lott . . .

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My First Month as a Glock 43 Owner


I’ve said it before: I hate just about everything about GLOCK handguns. The trigger is terrible, the grip isn’t ergonomic and the takedown process is dangerous. But when the Glock 43 was announced, I knew I wanted to buy one. And so I did. More accurately, I Shanghai’d Dan Zimmerman’s G43 that he used in the review for my own nefarious purposes. I’ve been carrying it ever since, and now that I have some time with it under my belt I wanted to share my experiences and how it compares to my other concealed carry firearms . . .

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Random Thoughts About Charleston And The Denial Of Evil


You’ll find several buildings of note in any American city. Among them, the courthouse and at least one major church. In the courthouse, lawyers and judges ply their trade. The rule of law is observed and, sometimes, realized. In the church, men, women and children of all races come together to worship God in faith and fellowship. The inhabitants of both buildings acknowledge the existence of evil, and its unceasing work among us. But they have very different ways of dealing with the potential for evil arriving on their doorstep . . .

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Guns for Beginners: How to Maintain Your Concealed Carry Pistols


By James England via

Modern firearms are usually made to exacting standards. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Hi-Point or a Kimber, the modern manufacturing process usually takes out a lot of guesswork as to how a pistol should operate. The most common fault with a concealed carry pistol will be a failure to fire. Supposed “accidental” (negligent) discharges, though oft cited in the news, are truly only common when someone is negligently using his or her firearm. This is usually operator error – not mechanical error . . .

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Jeffry Smith Visits St. Louis Zoo Wearing Empty Holster


“’Would you like to engage in dialogue?’ (gun rights advocate Jeffry) Smith asked (Moms Demand Action) group organizer Becky Morgan. ‘No, thank you,’ Morgan said. ‘Have a good day.’” And that’s about what you’d expect from your average member of Shannon’s Moms brigade. Tell them to walk in circles, hold a sign and maybe chant a little “hey, hey, ho, ho” and they’re perfectly capable. But asking expecting them to debate the merits of gun control is like asking a gibbon to translate Crime and Punishment from the original Russian. Smith showed up at the St. Louis Zoo as promised yesterday, but he left his heater in his ride and entered the park sporting an empty holster after schmoozing with supporters and the media for a while outside the gate . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Black Lives Matter in Detroit

In 2001 Michigan passed a shall issue concealed carry law. Detroit’s city government was initially hostile to the idea. But as the city’s decline accelerated, by 2010, five city council members had permits. After Detroit declared bankruptcy in the summer of 2013, emergency manager Kevin Orr appointed Chief James Craig the city’s top cop. Unlike most large city police chiefs, Craig wasn’t beholden to the Mayor and City Council. Chief Craig has been at the forefront of supporting armed citizens as a way to drive down crime; armed resistance to crime has been on the rise. For example . . .

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