Holy hypocrisy, Batman! The NRA bans guns at its own convention! That was the gist of breathless reporting in the run-up to this weekend’s festivities in Nashville. Such notable and allegedly reputable purveyors of infotainment as MSNBC, the Daily News and the New York Times reveled in the blinding double standard of the nation’s preeminent gun rights org “banning working guns” from their own shindig. They were apparently parroting misinformation served up by the noted legal scholars at Moms Demand Action. The glee and condescension fairly dripped off the screen in the Times’ editorial . . .
I attended a special GLOCK event last night where I got the opportunity to put some rounds through the brand new GLOCK 43. Like I’ve said, on spec, the handgun looks like it fills a much-needed hole in my personal arsenal — a handgun that can be either a pocket pistol or a holstered sidearm depending on the weather. Something I can slide in my pocket and forget about…until I need it. Now that I’ve actually had some trigger time with the gun, I think I can make a more informed decision. And that decision is . . .
We are standing at the FNH USA booth here at the NRA show before the doors even open to get the scoop on some cool new guns being announced that have never even been rumored to exist. New for 2015, FN is releasing semi auto versions of all their military firearms including as-issued M4, M16, and even a true blue M249. Yes, really! Presser (AND VIDEO!) after the jump. . .
This weekend is the 2015 Annual Meeting for the National Rifle Association. It might sound stuffy — who likes “meetings” anyway? — but the biggest draw is going to be the trade show in the Music City Center. All of the major firearms manufacturers will be there showing off their guns, and it will be open to the public to browse and enjoy. Naturally TTAG’s finest will be on location to cover the event, and in preparation I tried to do some research into whether concealed carry is OK at the event. I found the info a little murky, so here’s my crack at clearing things up . . .
Making the decision to carry a concealed weapon is only the first step in a process which includes purchasing a handgun that’s appropriate for one’s personality and life, training, regular practice, and adapting one’s thinking to the habits necessary to safely carrying a handgun on a daily basis. Safety, however, does not consist primarily of not accidently shooting oneself or others, or of avoiding accidently leaving one’s handgun in a public restroom, among other monumental mistakes. Most important is ensuring that one will never have to use a handgun, which is done primarily through developing and maintaining situational awareness . . .
“D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said she would not be opposed to the opening of a gun store in the city,” washingtontimes.com reports. “If there was a regulated way for people to purchase in the District, I wouldn’t have an issue with it.” Translation: I’m all for firearms freedom as long as I can regulate the sh*t out of it. To the point where it doesn’t exist. To wit: the Chief’s post-Heller record of issuing concealed carry permits to D.C. residents. Considering the enormous hurdles put in the way of applicants, guess how many concealed carry permits she’s approved and how many she’s denied . . .
By Brandon at concealednation.org
A Smyrna, Georgia city worker who happened to be at a car wash during an attempted car jacking is begin hailed a hero today after stopping the suspect. The incident happened Friday afternoon when a suspect got into a vehicle in an attempt to steal it. As he was taking off in the car, the car’s owner jumped on the hood in an attempt to stop him . . .
By Jeff Lehman via wideopenspaces.com
Women and men are different in many ways. They don’t necessarily do the same things the same way. So why would a woman carry a gun the same way as a man? Sure, there’s no reason they can’t, but due to fashion and lifestyle sometimes carrying a 1911 is not feasible. So a woman needs to choose a carry gun that will fit her daily life. Be it a pocket gun for a purse for a full-size Glock, a woman needs the chance to figure out for herself what she needs in a carry gun . . .
Press release fromMadison D. Welch, Southwest Regional Director, Students for Concealed Carry (SCC):
AUSTIN, TX – Retired Navy SEAL turned University of Texas Chancellor William H. McRaven may be an expert on the use of firearms in combat, but he has repeatedly demonstrated that Texas’s concealed carry laws fall outside that area of expertise. According to the UT-Texas student newspaper The Daily Texan, Admiral McRaven—speaking at a March 31 conference—criticized pending legislation to legalize the licensed concealed carry of handguns on Texas college campuses, stating . . .
Let us engage in a small exercise in logic. If the Obama Administration is to be believed (I know, I know, but just play along, please), everyone should go to college and the taxpayers should foot the bill. And why should everyone go to college? Because at least 20% (1 in 5) of all women will be raped there! And what is the government’s solution? Force colleges to conduct rape kangaroo courts that deny the male “rapists” due process rights without involving the police. Of course, this huge number of female rape victims must absolutely be denied firearms, because feminism, equality, diversity, tolerance, a pristine educational atmosphere, etc. . . .
“Gov. Sam Brownback plans to sign a bill allowing Kansas residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit,” 2ljworld.com reports. “The Republican governor’s office scheduled a signing ceremony for Thursday afternoon at the Statehouse. Legislators approved the measure last week.” As Kansas is already an open carry state, the removal of a mandatory concealed carry permit puts the Sunflower State in the Constitutional Carry column, the fifth state on the list. “Kansas still will issue permits for gun owners who want to carry concealed in other states that recognize Kansas permits. A person seeking a Kansas permit must undergo eight hours of firearms training.” Want to hear anti-CC Democrats whining? You know you do . . .
By Sara Tipton
Last week, Melissa Harris-Perry expressed concern about firearm ownership and the relaxing of gun laws nationwide. Her conclusion: more police lives are going to be in danger if gun laws are loosened. Harris-Perry said, “Is is possible that our lack of national, common sense gun control laws leads to a situation where it is more dangerous to be a police officer and so police officers begin acting in ways that they expect everyone to be armed?” But then she went further . . .