Book Review: Hands Off My Gun-Defeating the Plot to Disarm America

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By Joel Parks

Dana Loesch hosts her own TV Show, ‘DANA,’ on The Blaze Network as well as a nationally syndicated radio show, The Dana Show. More importantly, she’s a wife and mother. Dana grew up in midwest flyover country where guns are used to put meat on the family table and provide protection for the family. She has become a fierce advocate of our Second Amendment rights as evidence by her recent book Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America . . .

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Supreme Court Administrative Law Ruling has Far-Reaching Implications for Gun Owners

A recent Supreme Court decision on administrative law has implications for those concerned about the right to keep and bear arms. Yes, administrative law sounds about as boring as….well, words fail me….administrative law, but believe me, you’d better pay attention to it because the rules that agencies like the BATFE promulgate can have a serious impact on the kinds of firearms and ammunition that are available for purchase. The Supreme Court ruled that administrative agencies do not need to issue a notice and allow a 30-day period for comments from the general public if all they’re doing is changing an “interpretive” rule . . .

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Life in California: UCSB Keeps Tabs on Gun-Owning Students

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Ben, a University of California, Santa Barbara student writes:

Hello, I am a UCSB student and rather vocally pro gun. I am also an advocate for the ending of police abuse and have had several run-ins with campus police. It started freshmen year when I was flying out of the airport in Santa Barbara and forgot that I had left ammunition in my bag which was doubling as a range bag at the time. Airport security found the ammunition, which I surrendered to them. They alerted UCPD (campus police) . . .

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TTAG’s #ImLoading Campaign is a Hit!

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We started our #ImLoading photo campaign in response to the laughable #ImUnloading hashtag advocacy that implores the socially conscious to divest their 401Ks of any firearm-related companies. As if the preening narcissism of that weren’t enough, in their infinite wisdom (or slack-jawed cluelessness) the brain trust behind #ImUnloading chose a convicted felon who was tried for murder as the face of their “gun safety” campaign. Hence #ImLoading. So check out all of the pics we’ve received so far at our Facebook page (a few selects after the jump). If you’d like to contribute your own image, email it to thetruthaboutguns@gmail.com (please put IM LOADING in the subject line). And thanks for reading . . .

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WaPo Fact Checks President’s “Odd” Gun Control Remarks

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Denizens of Hades will have felt a chill wind blowing through the underworld today. The Washington Post – as stout a defender of civilian disarmament (and Barack Obama) as you will find in the mainstream media – has called the President on the carpet for his inaccurate remarks about gun control at Benedict College, Columbia. S.C. No, seriously. In a piece entitled Obama’s odd series of exaggerated gun claims WaPo’s fact checker lets the Commander-in-Chief have it with both barrels. Metaphorically speaking. You gotta see this, excerpted here for your dining and dissing pleasure . . .

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Incendiary Image of the Day: Credit Where Credit’s Due Edition

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Back in the day, I predicted that President Obama wouldn’t touch gun control. Boy was I wrong. Hopefully, the several hundred posts I’ve written since then excoriating the President and the thousands of posts I’ve penned combatting any and all attempts at civilian disarmament have made up for my stupidity. As for the Commander-in-Chief and his gun-hating allies, the firearms industry owes them thanks for a huge sales surge during his tenure. As do we all, really. The more people who keep and bear arms, the healthier the gun industry and the safer our gun rights. Click here for washingtonpost.com‘s financial analysis.

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Debunking the Latest “Gun Ownership is Declining” Survey

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There have been lots of surveys over the years that have claimed to show that gun ownership in the U.S. is on the decline. We’ve gone over this time and again; Robert took a swipe at the subject in 2012. Jim Barrett debunked the concept in 2013. I gave it a good fisking last year. And yet, the story being pushed by the mainstream media is that overall gun ownership is on the decline. Which is puzzling, given the ever increasing number of concealed carry permits issued, upward trending firearm sales, first time firearms purchasers, and increasing attendance at gun ranges. Nevertheless a new study now purports to perpetuate that narrative, but it can be pretty quickly debunked with the briefest examination . . .

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TTAG APB: Send Us #ImLoading Photos

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Our quote of the day featured the #ImUnloading campaign, proponents of civilian disarmament – including a convicted felon named Snoop Dogg Lion – encouraging Americans to divest their portfolios of stocks of companies engaged in the firearms or gun-related trades. Not to coin a phrase, but F that. These companies defend and extend Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. God bless ‘em! Anyway . . .

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Passively Constructed Negligent Discharge of the Day: Revenge of the GLOCK Edition

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Franklin County couple injured after woman’s Glock goes off in purse roanoke.com announces. See? We told you off-body carry was a no-no. That’s doubly true when a GLOCK has jealousy issues. “Lt. Phillip Young said the woman’s Glock went off while the couple sat in a vehicle outside a residence in the 1400 block of Virgil H. Goode Highway in Bassett about 3:30 p.m. The man, who was in the driver’s seat, put a drink can in the woman’s purse before putting his hand on her leg.” Ba-BAM! The bullet got them both . . .

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This is What Happens to a Disarmed Populace: St. Lucia Police Death Lists Edition

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The Caribbean island of St. Lucia is “shall issue.” Except, of course, they don’t. Under the sovereign nation’s Firearms Act, the government can deny gun rights to anyone “who for any reason is considered unfit to be entrusted with a firearm or ammunition.” When it comes to issuing firearms licenses, St. Lucia’s Commissioner of Police and the Minister of Security calls the shots. And plants guns on criminals. And keeps “death lists” of people they want to remove from the face of the earth, extra-legally. That little heads-up comes via the Prime Minister himself . . .

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NV Married Couple Denied Foster Children Because of CCW Permits

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A married couple that has been together for 24 years wants to foster two 12-year-old siblings, but have been denied. Brian and Valerie Wilson want nothing more than to foster the siblings, but the State of Nevada says they can’t. The reason: they have concealed carry permits. Brian Wilson spoke to the Nevada State Assembly during a hearing in attempts to get a variance from a state regulation prohibiting the carrying of loaded weapons with foster children was denied . . .

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Gun Hero of the Day: Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler

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Idaho is currently considering constitutional carry. theepochtimes.com reports that Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen and Pocatello Police Chief Scott Marchand have come out against gun rights restoration. They claim constitutional carry would make their jobs tougher. Au contraire, says Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler. “If you’re a criminal you’re not going to go and follow through and get a concealed weapons permit. If you’re going to commit a crime then you’re just going to commit a crime.” Sheriff Wheeler rejects the idea that Constitutional Carry would make policing more difficult or dangerous with the following piercing (yet welcome) glimpse into the obvious . . .

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