It’s All About Response Time

Reader traildude writes:

So there I was on the hillside, a term that over-dignifies the erosion gully I was working to turn into safe access to a fantastic beach. My mind was on finishing the ballast for the railroad tie I’d just put in to make what most people would call a step, but which I’d learned to refer to as a “human erosion mitigation device” because the volunteer project had to be about erosion in order to comply with certain regulations. But that’s a different story. My mind was on that ballast because once it was packed in firmly, the step would be safe for use and I wouldn’t have to keep standing there in the sun, smelling the creosote baking out of every tie on the slope . . .

Gun Hero of the Day: Colion Noir

Colion Noir is black. It’s his Unique Selling Point. Noir’s ethnicity confounds anti-gunners who constantly portray gun owners as mentally unstable old fat racist rednecks. But that’s not Noir’s real strength. When he first hit the scene, Noir’s YouTube videos revealed the Dallas denizen as the pithiest pro-gunner on the planet. Since then, Colion has shifted gears, establishing himself as both the king of video gun porn and a mild-mannered proponent of gun rights . . .

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Sara Tipton: Home Carry People. Home Carry


I don’t like being unarmed. I feel more comfortable knowing that I could defend myself with the most effective form of self-defense, anytime, anywhere. So I carry all the time. All day, every day. The only time I don’t have my concealed firearm on my body: when I sleep. Then it’s under my bed in the safe, or next to me in the nightstand, depending on the circumstances. I recommend home carry for anyone who’s decided to carry a gun; violent crime can happen anywhere, anytime. But I know the threat of attack at home is more “real” for some people than others. Personally speaking . . .

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Funny or Die Lampoons NRA, Wayne LaPierre. Or Not.

Holy mother of Bill Murray, this is terrible. Not in the sense that the Funny or Die video unfairly characterizes the arguments mooted by the NRA in general or Veep Wayne LaPierre in specific. It’s terrible in the sense that it’s not funny. At all. It’s not even smirk-worthy. It’s exactly the kind of mean, mirthless “parody” you’d expect from middle schoolers – after they’d snuck out and smoked a joint. Oh how they must have laughed when they had Sheen praise his underling for his “expert marksmanship.” Saul Alinksky acolytes, the Moms Demanding Action and the haters at CSGV will adore it. But as anti-gun agitprop it’s too angry and paints with too broad a brush. Thankfully.


Are All States’ Permits Valid in Minnesota?

In May of 2015, Minnesota enacted an omnibus firearm reform law that went into effect August 1. One of the reforms was a change in the wording for Minnesota to recognize permits from other states. The previous language required that other states’ laws be “substantially similar” to Minnesota’s permit law. The Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety is required to publish a list, and if the state that a person has a permit for is not on the list, then the permit is considered valid . . .

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Senator Ted Cruz Makes Bacon with a Machine Gun. Or Does He?

Hillary Clinton has dropped some TV spots promoting her candidacy for President of the United States. Hillary Clinton Tells Her Late Mother’s Heartbreaking Story in First TV Campaign Ads pronounces. What’s that 80’s expression? Gag me with a spoon. Meanwhile, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has released the above video Making Machine Gun Bacon with Ted Cruz. Nice contrast, ballsy move, coulda used a hat tip to FPSRussia, but . . .

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Incendiary Image of the Day: Abortion Edition

Gun control vs. abortion cartoon

I detest abortion. At best it’s a waste of human life. At worst, it’s murder. But I detest government tyranny, too. I don’t like the idea of government dictating what women should or shouldn’t do with their reproductive system. Honestly? I don’t know what to think.  Whether or when it’s OK to terminate a pregnancy, and whether or when it isn’t. But I do know that a government that protects a “woman’s right to choose” . . .

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Taurus Recalls Nearly 1m Pistols (PT-111 Millennium; PT-132 Millennium; PT-138 Millennium; PT-140 Millennium; PT-145 Millennium; PT-745 Millennium; PT-609; PT-640; and PT-24/7)

“Firearms manufacturer Taurus has agreed to a voluntary recall of nearly 1 million pistols as part of the settlement of a lawsuit that alleges nine handgun models had defects, including one that caused some to inadvertently fire when dropped,” reports. “The settlement affects customers who bought the following models sold between 1997 and 2013 in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam: PT-111 Millennium; PT-132 Millennium; PT-138-Millennium; PT-140 Millennium; PT-145 Millennium; PT-745 Millennium; PT-609; PT-640; and PT-24/7. In a statement released Friday night, Taurus denied that there are any design defects in the models . . .

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Washington Post: “Watch what happens when regular people try to use handguns in self-defense”

What is it with The Washington Post? The paper is obsessed with dissing Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Hardly a day passes without the paper supporting new gun control legislation, both generally and specifically pissing on gun rights. When a gun control org commissioned and released a new study called Firearms Training and Self-Defense highlighting the difficulty of armed self-defense, the WaPo’s Christopher Ingraham seized on it to “prove” that non-law enforcement civilians are incapable of using their firearm to good effect when faced with violent attack. Click here for the original study. Here’s Ingraham’s take . . .

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: With Allies Like These… Edition

(courtesy Facebook)

Our current military policy in the Middle East: arm and train our friends to do the fighting for themselves. Which begs the question: who the hell are our friends? And another: is that even possible? TTAG’s Jon Wayne Taylor will tell you that America’s Afghani pals are trainable, but that doing so to the scope, scale and proficiency needed to protect our geopolitical (read: economic) “interests” ain’t gonna happen. So the next time you hear a member of the Obama administration – or their Republican antagonists – talk about arming the good guys in the Middle East or Afghanistan, remember this image and the comments below.


This is What Happens to a Disarmed Populace: Mexican Soldiers Open Fire on Unarmed Civilians Edition

Hello? American mainstream media? Mexico! The plight of the defenseless citizens across our southern border continues to generate little to nothing in the way of U.S. press coverage. This despite the fact that American consumers are funding the slaughter of hundreds of thousand of disarmed innocents at the hands of narco-terrorists. Despite the fact that the American government is arming the Mexican military, who are equally if not more culpable for the loss of life and liberty amongst these disarmed citizens. Here’s a story from that chronicles just one in the long line of homicidal crimes committed by Mexico’s U.S. equipped military personnel . . .

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