Hunting, Taxes and the Circle of Life


It’s been a little discouraging of late, what with the keyboard commandos attacking hunters and outdoors sportsmen, and sportswomen. This, on top of the constant attacks from all fronts to us as firearms owners. Consider most recently, Eva Shockey. She is the daughter of noted sportsman and hunter, Jim Shockey. She has come into her own right as one who has hunted on more than one continent. Just this week she and her dad were in North Carolina to hunt their notedly huge black bear.
After posting a picture of her prize, all 510 pounds of it, on Facebook . . .

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MA Fifth Grader Suspended for Shooting Finger Gun at Girls

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“Nickolas Taylor, a fifth-grader, was suspended [from school for two days] after pointing an imaginary ray gun – his finger – and mouthing laser sounds in the school’s cafeteria last Friday,” reports. Nickolas’ father Brian is not amused. “I think this is very slanderous toward Nickolas and his character. It was non-threatening. He’s just a typical boy with an imagination.” Prevaricate much? Who cares if the hand gesture was threatening? Isn’t instructing children in proper social interaction part of the school system’s remit? Anyway, here’s young master Nicholas’ description of events . . .

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How Much Would You Pay for Jose Canseco’s 1911…And His Finger?

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A couple of weeks back, Jose Canseco, the former chemically enhanced Bash Brother famous for allowing a noggin-assisted home run while playing left field, managed to wound himself while cleaning a handgun in his Las Vegas home. As you can imagine, he’s trying to rid himself of any memory of that painful event. Toward that end, he’s announced that he’s selling the the Remington 1911 with lovely custom grips that de-digitized him. Oh, and he’s also selling the finger . . .

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Hunting: Fire, Flood, Plague, Pestilence – The Leghorn Calamity – Part 2


When we last left off with Part 1 of the Leghorn Calamity, I’d looked up at the sound of a crash to watch as our Polaris Ranger Crew assumed an orientation other than horizontal. I immediately shucked my knife and gloves, and started at a dead sprint towards the downed Ranger. While I found a gear that I hadn’t used since my college track and field days, I remember thinking that I had nothing in the way of first aid supplies, my phone was dead, and the nearest medical attention was nearly 45 minutes away . . .

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More On That Russian Space Gun

For 20 years, the Russians took a survival drilling pistol kit with them into space. Then they ran out of ammunition. The YouTube video above does a good job of highlighting the pistol and kit. Such an item would likely be a “curios and relics” item in the United States, as no ammunition is available for the shotgun barrels and very few were made. Some enterprising importer would do well to get a couple of dozen thrown into a Russian import container of rifles and shotguns. Collectors in the United States would gobble them up . . .

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Yemen Kicks America’s *ss on Gun Ownership


“Gallup recently conducted a survey on guns, and what Americans think of them,” reports. “The results of the poll showed that shockingly, 63% of Americans think having a gun in the home makes the home safer.” The only thing shocking about that statistic is that anyone’s shocked by it. America is a gun-owning nation (thank God). Although no one knows how many Americans are tooled-up (again, thank God), Pew Research tells us that there are “anywhere from 270 million to 310 million guns in the United States — close to one firearm for every man, woman and child.” But not that close, really. Gallup reckons less than half of American householders have a gun on the premises. Compare that to Yemen . . .

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Top 23 (?) Pro-Gun Celebrities Revealed!


Clickbait. It’s a thing. A thing TTAG uses on the side of our homepage and between the posts and comments to generate enough revenue so that we don’t have to resort to more annoying revenue-generating ploys. So while I’ll provide this link to‘s story Top 23 Pro-Gun Celebrities for those who want to see pics of all the pro-gun entertainment icons and their gun-related quotes, I’ll also [SPOILER ALERT!] list them below. After one. More. Click. Seems only fair after all the clicking I had to go through to prepare the list. Why 23, you ask? Because page breaks. How did rate the celebs? God knows. But anyone who doesn’t rank Angelina Jolie as the number one pro-gun celeb isn’t paying attention. And no, I have no idea why her thumb is on the back of the slide . . .

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Passively Constructed Negligent Discharge Story of the Day: 13-year-old Killed By Gun at Raleigh Hotel Edition

Yup, that’s the headline at ’13-YEAR-OLD KILLED BY GUN AT RALEIGH HOTEL, MAN CHARGED.’ Kinda makes you wonder why the cops didn’t charge the man. Oh wait, they did. As well they should. “Police say a 13-year-old boy is dead after a gun discharged in a hotel room and the bullet went through a wall into another room, hitting the teen. It happened around 11 p.m. Friday at the Comfort Suites hotel at 1309 Corporation Parkway. Randall Louis Vater, 42, of Knightdale has been charged with . . .

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New York Times Finally Finds A Gun It Likes

We could have filed this under What Could Possibly Go Wrong?, what with the nebbish news gatherer aiming a low-end radar gun at people in the gun-free paradise of New York. But the real surprise here is that The Old Gray Lady has found a gun – any gun – that she likes. Let’s ignore the fact that they purchased said radar gun for a story on the dangers of speeding bicycles (something must be done!) and concentrate on the image of a NYT reporter pointing a gun at something without wringing his hands and bemoaning easy access to firearms. OK, sure, Andy Newman muzzles himself with the radar gun (1:39) BUT IT WASN’T LOADED! Jeez.


Question of the Day: Why is the Mainstream Media Anti-Gun?

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‘First of Two Kansas Girls to Commit Suicide Last Weekend Used a Gun to Kill Herself’‘s headline proclaims. Huh? What difference does that make? Why not ‘Second of Two Kansas Girls to Commit Suicide Last Weekend Didn’t Use a Gun to Kill Herself’? OK, maybe not. But why? Why is the mainstream media so obsessed with guns per se, so knee-jerk anti-gun? You’d think jobbing journos would be smart enough to see governmental violence against free speech in countries with gun control and connect the dots. To see that it’s in their best interest to be pro-gun. So . . . what gives?


Gun Tweet of the Day: AK-47 vs. AR-15 Edition

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Question: does Jennifer actually believe that AK stands for 47-bullet “Automatic Killer”? Or is this a new flavor of anti-gun agitprop? I reckon she does consider the AK-47 more lethaler than an AR-15. If Jennifer was intentionally spreading AK-FUD, she’d have to know that the opposition (that’s us) would shoot this demonstrable, indeed laughable assertion down and spread the ridicule (as we’re doing here). So yes, Jennifer and her ilk really are that willfully ignorant. Which brings me to a pro-gun proposal: let’s have “take a Mom to the range day.” What do you think?