How to Buy a Gun Without Buying a Gun [Contest Entry]

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By Lewis Dunn

Using this time-tested method, I have acquired some 20,000 rounds of various calibers, a SIG 716 DMR with Vortex Viper glass, a Century C39v2, a Ruger 22/45 with can, a Ruger 10/22 Takedown and lots of other accessories, mags, etc. over the last two years. All without the significant other objecting in the least. Follow these instructions and you too can accumulate the firearms and accessories you’ve always wanted . . .

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Rasmussen Poll Reveals The Truth About Gun Ownership

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Rasmussen has just released a new poll on gun ownership in the United States. The company asked the following four questions: “Have you or someone in your immediate family bought a gun in the past year? What is the main reason most people purchase a gun – self-defense, to commit a criminal act, for job purposes, some other reason? Is it too easy or too hard to buy a gun in the United States today? Or is the level of difficulty about right?” The survey SAID . . .

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Seen in Manhattan: Something Pro-2A!

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I’m in New York City this week for work and, as you know, this isn’t a particularly gun-friendly — or knife-, stun gun-, cigarette-, soda-, trans fat-, or salt-friendly — sort of a place. Heavy on taxes, light on freedom, restrictive on self-defense options. But not everyone is on board with this. My taxi just happened to get stuck in traffic right next to the backhoe seen above, and I was able to snap a photo of a whole collection of pro-2A decals . . .

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Brazilians Want Their Gun Rights Restored

Brazilian gangster (courtesy dailymail.co.uk)

“Almost 60,000 people were murdered in Brazil in 2014, most with guns,” npr.org reports. “While some Latin American countries have higher per capita murder rates, in absolute numbers, Brazil is the deadliest place in the world outside Syria. Brazilians are far more likely to be shot to death than Americans, a more populous country where there are about 8,000 to 9,000 gun homicides each year. Still, a group of Brazilian congressmen wants to make guns easier to obtain, modeling their proposal on U.S. legislation.” Still? What’s Portuguese for oy vey? Anyway . . .

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Liverpudlian Jailed for Gun Photo: Incendiary Image of the Day

Liverpudlian shows off gun (courtesy vice.com)

According to vice.com, the British youth in the image above was jailed for possessing a fairly classy-looking shotgun and other (unspecified firearms) after the Old Bill spotted the photo and other similar snaps online. And that’s all we know about that. As the article’s called Everything You Need to Know About Guns and Gangs in the UK, you’d expect a bit more intel. Fat chance, mate. What author Tim Noble does tell us all comes from the mouth of “firearms consultant” David Dyson. There’s not a lot new info to hoover from the Noble’s Q&A, save maybe this . . .

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GunTV Launches Tomorrow (April 1)

According to GunTV’s promo video, the cable TV service’s goal is to “spread a social responsibility message.” It’s all about promoting firearms-related education, information and safety. Yes, well, GunTV is QVC for firearms. “Our unique platform allows industry manufacturers to showcase products through our talented and experienced on-air hosts,” their presser [posted below] proclaims. “Viewers will receive in-depth, entertaining product demonstrations, and see the products in action, an important component of the purchasing decision.” Click here to live stream GunTV tomorrow, when it launches . . .

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Boundary Violation: Gun Politics in Doctors’ Offices in 2016

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By Dr. Timothy Wheeler

Well before Florida’s Amber Ullman incident in the summer of 2010, gun control activist doctors had been poking and prodding a sore spot.  The American Academy of Pediatrics in particular had declared a culture war on gun owners and advanced the battle into exam rooms across America.  They were questioning their patients and their parents about guns in their homes.  Patients were outraged, the people of Florida responded through their legislature, and the parties squared off in a continuing court case, Wollschlaeger v. Governor of Florida . . .

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3 Things You Shouldn’t Do In a Gun Store

Gun store (courtesy thefederalistpapers.org)

Our friends at thefirearmsblog.com recently ran a great post: 10 Things NOT to do in a Gun Store.  Written from the perspective of a gun store owner, author Adam Scepaniak counsels against turning a gun sideways (gangsta style) and inciting “fear and panic into others because an apocalypse or armagedon or zombies or sharknado is ‘definitely, totally gonna like happen really, totally soon.'” OK then. Meanwhile, here are three things you shouldn’t do in a gun store from a more customer-o-centric point-of-view . . .

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University of North Dakota Asst. English Prof.: “I Will Call 911 Every Time the ROTC Does Exercises on the Quad”

Heidi Czerwiec (courtesy arts-sicences.und.edu)

“Apparently, it’s not enough that UND’s administration is attacking the quality of education by cutting programs and experienced faculty and jacking class sizes,” University of North Dakota Assistant Professor Heidi Czerwiec opines in a letter to grandforksherald.com. “Now, we must also feel under physical attack as well.” Wait. What?  “I look up from my office computer to see two figures in camo with guns outside my window. My first thought is for my students’ and my safety: I grab my phone, crawl under my desk and call 911 . . .

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