On Flinging Poo and the Right to Self-Defense

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Reader Arthur Milton writes:

This was originally intended as a response to Bruce Krafft’s ‘Schooling a Young Scholar‘ posted last week, but then realized I had quite a bit more to say. I once read a bumper sticker that said, “Our political discussion has been reduced to reading each other’s bumper stickers.” At the time, I chuckled and thought that it was fairly original for a bumper sticker and moved on. For the record, I generally despise bumper stickers, so this was novel for me. However, as time has worn on, our political and cultural environment has consistently brought that bumper sticker to mind. I now believe the statement can be expanded to say, “Our political discussion has been reduced to reading each other’s asynchronous communication.” I say this because I don’t believe there is any actual discussion taking place, or rather there is no actual discourse. We are living at a point where . . .

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Gun Hero of the Day: Ed Peruta

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Cruising Facebook at 0 dark thirty, I saw this comment on the TTAG feed by Edward Peruta. Mr. Peruta was reacting to the Ninth Circuit Court’s decision to rehear his case – throwing out San Diego’s “shall [not] issue” permitting system – en banc. As our man Dan pointed out, the Court’s action doesn’t bode well for Mr. Peruta or Californians’ gun rights. Or maybe it does . . .

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CSGV Demands Reporter Emily Miller Be Fired for Pro 2A Stance

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By Sara Tipton

This week the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence delivered a petition demanding that journalist Emily Miller be fired. They allege Miller has violated a “code of ethics” by maintaining a pro-gun stance on the air. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Miller spoke at an event put on by the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a pro-gun group, making statements that infuriated anti-gunners everywhere. They accuse Miller of advocating violent insurrection when she stated that “There’s the ‘cold, dead fingers’ option” if the organization’s political activism is unsuccessful. At the rally, Miller told attendees that the District of Columbia “…is not part of America, because they don’t recognize the Second Amendment.” . . .

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New From GASTON J. GLOCK style LP: Sevigny Gun Barrel Damascus Knives

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Knife knuts usually appreciate the swirling beauty of Damascus steel for its own sake. But to spur the interest of collectors, GASTON J. GLOCK style LP, has taken to crafting unique blades out of historic steel. Like one utilizing hull material from a WWII German battleship. Or a wehrmacht tank. Their latest effort utilizes the barrels of some of the GLOCKs that pro shooter Dave Sevigny used to win some of his many titles. Unlike the guns that sacrificed themselves to create them, these are decidedly not utilitarian cutting tools. The three fixed blades will set you back between $3900 and $4500 depending on the knife and handle material. Press release after the jump . . .

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: James Bond Edition

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As David Codrea points out at the pop-up-tastic examiner.com, Bond actor Daniel Craig once declared that “I hate handguns. Handguns are used to shoot people and as long as they are around, people will shoot each other.” Yeah, well, Craig’s not the first anti-gun Bond actor nor is he the only Hollywood “action hero” who rejects Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. What’s interesting here: no one in the Bond biz saw anything wrong with this poster. Or if they did, they didn’t care. And yet they dismiss gun owners as irresponsible oafs. Go figure.

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Curtis in IL: We Need to Become Less White

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Mr. Farago,

Attached are a few images from the Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day (IGOLD) that was held in Springfield last Wednesday. In the first image you will see the family of the late Otis McDonald, including his widow, two daughters, his brother and others. They proudly led our march to the State Capital Building. What I couldn’t help but notice was that besides the McDonald family and a few others, our group was as white as new-fallen snow . . .

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FPC, Calguns Presents Clayton Cramer on The Racist Roots of Gun Control

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It’s not often that the People of the Gun have the chance to rub elbows with a certified Gun Hero, but if you’re free on Sunday, March 29, you’ll have the opportunity to dine with and hear Clayton Cramer and a phalanx of firearm-friendly speakers, all within shouting distance of America’s best-looking attorney general. And you have the Firearms Policy Coalition and the Calguns Foundation to thank. Press release after the jump . . .

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Here’s Why Gun Grabbers Are So Nasty

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We’ve noted for a while now how nasty the forces of civilian disarmament have become in recent years. Since their failure to significantly move the anti-gun needle after Newtown — an opportunity they saw as a sure thing for rolling back Second Amendment rights — the gun-grabbing community seems to have ratcheted up (or down, really) the venom and vulgarity. One of our readers, Ozallos, posited the following theory under our post, ‘Why Are Anti-Gunners So Vile? – ConcealedNation.org Reads Their Hate Mail’ . . .

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OMG! A 1911! Near a Baby! OMG!

This post could have just as easily been an Incendiary Image of the Day. TTAG reader Travis Pike reports that the antis are freaking out at this Instagram image of Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer – with a gun! wonkette.com was not impressed. Our dear friends at the Campaign for Civilian Disarmament (a.k.a., CSGV) labeled it “nihilism.” The instant vilification may have a little something to do with the fact that . . .

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CO Counties Combine to Give Shooters Places to Shoot Safely

It’s easy to believe that people who do and don’t like firearms will never agree about anything. But here’s a heartwarming example of an exception to that rule. Four counties north of Denver have a problem: no public place to shoot. So for years, people have gone out to informal spots in the woods to shoot, a few of them patently unsafe, and they’ve made an unholy mess with shell casings, torn-up targets, perforated cans, and old ammo boxes. Worse, as houses have snaked deeper into the mountains, they’ve subjected residents to noise and the occasional round through the plate glass window. It’s an environmental, social, and security disaster . . .

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