Question of the Day: Would The Ottawa Attack Have Happened in Austin, Texas?

Austin, Texas state house (courtesy 900congress.com)

Texas residents who hold a concealed weapons permit – or an out-of-state carry permit recognized by the Lone Star State – can enter the Austin state capitol armed. Does the presence of a significant number of armed Americans deter terrorist attacks like what happened in Canada’s parliament yesterday? What about all those states that don’t allow concealed carry inside their legislatures or other public buildings? Do those states’ armed guards and security theater screening prevent a terrorist assaut? Or do our sworn enemies not take any of that into consideration? While we’re at it, more guns, less terrorism?

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Strip Club Crotch Search Double Standard Leads to Murder

Augie's, Minneapolis, MN (courtesy gannett.com)

Technically, Augie’s Bourbon Street Cafe’s failure to detect Jasmine N. Jones’s handgun didn’t “lead” to LaKisha Neal’s murder. The Minneapolis gentlemen’s venue is no more responsible for the fatal headshot than the Bank of the West in Stockton, CA is responsible for the hail of police bullets that claimed the life of a hostage. But the fact that the club’s security personnel failed to detect Ms. Jones firearm reveals a simple inescapable fact: political correctness kills. For proof we turn to Augie’s owner Brian “My Name Is Not Augie” Michaels . . .

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Gear Review: Cook’s Holsters IWB w/ Adjustable Belt Clip

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You’re looking at my new EDC holster, an “IWB w/ Adjustable Belt Clip” from Cook’s Holsters. I picked up the Beretta Nano version for testing in July and liked it so much that I couldn’t live without buying another one for my Taurus TCP. These things are beautifully simple, flawlessly finished, and add almost nothing to the footprint or thickness of a pistol, yet they offer quite a bit of adjustment options. For a lightweight pistol, this design is far and away my preference, and here’s why . . .

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Is the University of Idaho Encouraging the “SWATting” of Legal Gun Carriers?

                                                                  Matt Dorschel, (left)

Last week, the University of Idaho – where concealed carry is legal – held a forum to discuss guns on campus. The main presenter was Matt Dorschel, university executive director for public safety and security. While the forum attracted only a few students and faculty, the policy presented was radical . . .

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MN Man Named (But Not Shamed) for Concealed Carry Near School

A sign of the times? (courtesy kaaltv.com)

“I’m going to protect my children anyway I can,” Matthew Halleck tells kaaltv.com. Like millions of American parents, that means carrying a concealed weapon as he schleps his daughter to and from school. Unfortunately, Mr. Halleck missed the advice given by TTAG readers to citizens exercising their natural, civil and Constitutional right to keep and bear arms: concealed means concealed. When a homeowner across from Harriet Bishop Elementary school in Rochester, Minnesota glimpsed Halleck’s gat poking out of his pants, she decided to “out” Halleck with the sign above . . .

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Gun Review: SIG SAUER P938

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In recent years there has certainly been no shortage of sub-compact, “pocket-sized” 9mm pistols to choose from. Market demand has spoken, and manufacturers have answered with available products. However, if you’re a “cocked & locked,” hammer-fired kind of a gal (or guy) you’ve been almost completely overlooked. Thankfully, one of the only options out there happens to be a pretty good one — the SIG SAUER P938 . . .

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Secret Service: The Logical Implications Of Gun Ownership

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I’ve often written about the anti-gun, anti-liberty mindset. As experience teaches, that attitude is most prevalent among most members of the political left. By way of initial disclaimer, I’ve also written that some who hold political views that generally place them firmly left of center are also gun owners, and to lesser or greater degrees, supporters of gun ownership and the Second Amendment. Such people should obviously be welcomed into the ranks of those that own, and enjoy the use of, firearms, and almost universally, they are. Yet, to the statist/progressive mind, gun owners are a seemingly monolithic block, a group of people with easily definable and identifiable characteristics. Among the most obvious of these is a barely concealed compulsion to use firearms in violent ways, particularly against those who don’t think in the same ways . . .

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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America at Ann Arbor Kroger: Bad Landing, Wrong Airport

Kristin Moore (far right) and several volunteers stationed demonstrators near entrances of the Kroger at 400 South Maple Road helped get signatures and raise awareness to their Moms Demand Action gun control cause." (Caption courtesy mlive.com. Photo courtesy of Moms Demand Action)

Tom Lambert, Vice President of Michigan Open Carry, Inc., writes:

Yesterday the [diminutive] Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA) protested outside of a Michigan Kroger. One of the resulting articles, Michigan Open Carry says protesters at Ann Arbor Kroger off base [via mlive.com,] last night gave us a few gems. In the article the MDA rep Kristen Moore is quoted as saying . . .

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The Nature Of Gun Grabbers, Here And There

Australian "mandatory gun buyback" (courtesy csmonitor.com)

My September 9 article, “This Is Why I Carry A Handgun,” provoked substantial commentary, lively as always. Most interesting, perhaps were the comments of “1735099,” an Australian who often comments at my home blog, usually to inform me of my backward and uncivilized ways–and those of my country and countrymen–particularly where the Second Amendment is involved . . .
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DC City Council Wants to Name and Ostracize Legal Gun Owners

I talked yesterday about the recently passed emergency concealed carry law that has been enacted in Washington, DC. As you can tell from the video, the council members certainly don’t like it. One member went as far as to state that they flat-out don’t want carry and don’t even want guns, but are being forced to change by both the courts and Congress. Frankly, if this extremely divided and partisan Congress can make up their mind that you’re in the wrong, you know you’re really in the wrong. What really astounded me though was one council member’s statements about whether gun owners should have a right to privacy. His opinion: that right doesn’t exist. Because he wants to ostracize them . . .

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