Piss Off the Hollywood Anti-Gun Left: Fund Billy Johnson’s Kickstarter Project

As we noted earlier, Billy Johnson is raising money to produce a film, “Protecting Liberty,” via a Kickstarter campaign. Now, thanks to wikileaks.org’s release of emails (links after the jump) between between Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s head honcho among other Hollywood heavyweights, it’s clear that a project like the one Billy is trying to complete is needed now more than ever. If you have some spare change rattling around in your couch or found a $20 bill in the dryer last week, you might want to send it his way. How many chances do you get to personally help counter the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex’s media messaging machine?

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Jeremy Alcede Commands Our Attention Again…This Time From Jail


Jeremy Alcede has gotten himself into hot water once again. He originally popped up on TTAG’s radar when he came out in support of Frank Lautenberg’s and Carolyn McCarthy’s attempt to ban online ammo sales. This time the dispute is over…wait for it…his Facebook page. Alcede is the now former owner of Tactical Firearms in Katy, Texas. Alcede lost his business during bankruptcy proceedings back in December of 2014 and Boyert Shooting Center took over all of his remaining assets. Boyert asserts that Alcede’s Facebook page and followers are part of the business’s assets and sought court assistance to force Alcede to hand them over. Boyert claims the page’s followers are “valuable assets and should stay with the company.” The courts have so far agreed . . .

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Question of the Day: How’s the “Gun Violence” Where You Live?

“More than 70 percent of Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods experienced gun-related crimes last month,” WCPO reports. “Westwood, East Price Hill, Walnut Hills, Bond Hill and Over-the-Rhine (in that order) topped the list of 37 neighborhoods impacted by 170 gun-related incidents reported in March, according to an analysis of data provided by the Cincinnati Police Department. Shots were not fired in every case.” Other than the headline’s use of the term “gun violence” . . .

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“American Guns” Star Richard Wyatt Arrested for Theft


Maybe the producers of gun-related network TV shows should invest a little more time in vetting their “reality” stars. An alarming percentage of them seem to end up posing for portraits while wearing orange jumpsuits. First there was Will “Never Been Done Befo” Hayden’s sordid sexual proclivities. Now, “American Guns” star Richard Wyatt finds himself in a Colorado hoosegow after surrendering to authorities. We mentioned a few weeks ago that his store, Gunsmoke Guns, had been raided by the ATF (after an earlier visit from the IRS). Now, Wyatt’s been arrested for “theft from an at-risk adult” . . .

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OMG! Blind People! With GUNS! OMG!

(courtesy wspa.com)

We’ve been here before. Back in October 2013, TTAG reader MD Matt took Jimmy Kimmel to task for making fun of sight-impaired shooters in Blind People with Gun? Get Over it.)  Three days ago, it was Defensive Gun Use of the Day: 92-Year-Old Blind Woman Chases Off Burglars. But that didn’t stop South Carolina’s WSPA from launching a hysterical report headlined Investigation: Shooting in the Dark. Like this: “Johnny Horton, former Army gunner and card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association, love his firearms and doesn’t go anywhere without his pistol. He says South Carolina’s concealed weapons permit law terrifies him . . .

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Out of the Mouth of Babes . . . Come Wayne LaPierre’s Words

“I was at work watching a Hickok45 video,” TTAG reader CR writes. “To my horror, this ad played. I’m sure hickok45 has no control over who YouTube lets advertise on his videos, I was just floored (though not surprised) they would stoop that low.” Hang on. Did NRA jefe Wayne LaPierre really say “We have nothing to fear but the absence of fear”? If so, oops. Also, it doesn’t make sense (the point on its inclusion?). So the video confuses viewers from the git-go. Otherwise, it all makes perfect sense. It signals Everytown for Civilian Disarmament’s appeal to Americans who would stick their fingers in their ears and say nanananana! to a range of deadly threats, hoping the government protects them from the list of lethal, credible threats. In other words, own goal.


NJ Man Arrested With Silenced Machine Gun. Wait. Silenced Semi-Automatic. No. Semi-Automatic.

Not a silenced sub-machine gun (courtesy nj.com)

We’ve blogged many a nj.com anti-gun story, justly accusing the writers of hypocrisy, mendacity and an over-arching desire to serve up anti-gun agitprop to their readers. Needless to say, misinformation is a key part of that mix. When the website breathlessly reported that Trenton police had arrested a man with a silenced submachine gun and I saw the picture of a .22-caliber Walther Arms MP5-a5, I assumed they’d got it wrong accidentally on purpose. Not so. If the editor’s mea culpa is to be believed . . .

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Clear Channel Reverses Course, Takes Down Anti-Gun Ads

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As we noted earlier, San Antonio-based Clear Channel Communications had donated billboard space to anti-gun org Stop Handgun Violence for an ad push to support the Bay State’s over-the-top gun laws. That’s a move any reasonable observer might see as a political statement on the part of Clear Channel. Now, however, CCC has had a change of heart. As bostonglobe.com is reporting, “The advertising giant Clear Channel Outdoor on Thursday took down the billboards it donated to a campaign against gun violence, arguing that its support had been ‘misconstrued as a political position’ by gun-rights advocates who mounted an online protest against the advertisements.” As a famous person once advised, when you take a shot, you have to punch back twice as hard. Winning?


Win a Free “Unbroken” Blue Ray DVD…Just Because!


I haven’t seen ‘Unbroken’, but the movie started life as a Laura Hillenbrand book. And if Angelina Jolie et. al did anywhere near the job with ‘Unbroken’ that that was done with ‘Seabiscuit’, it’s probably worth a view. Anyway, the producers want to give TTAG readers some free DVDs. Why? No idea, but who are we to decline free stuff for our readers? It is, after all, a war movie and as you may have heard, they tend to use a lot of guns in wars. So if you’re interested, enter a comment below and we’ll choose nine lucky winners to receive a free Unbroken Blue Ray DVD. You’re welcome . . .

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Texas-Based Clear Channel Donates Billboards to MA Anti-Gunner


“Beginning Tuesday, Stop Handgun Violence will be ‘saturating’ highway signs [in Massachusetts] at three-dozen locations across the state,” bostonglobe.com reports . . . The new highway signs being installed this week will read, ‘We’re Not Anti-Gun. We’re Pro-Life. Massachusetts Gun Laws Save Lives,’ and feature a Bushmaster XM-15 assault rifle, with a white surrender flag poking out from the barrel. Billboard space was donated by Clear Channel, Logan Communications, Total Outdoor, and Outfront Media.” Clear Channel eh? wikipedia.org tells us . . .

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Mike “The Gun Guy” Weisser: Safe Storage is the Key to Firearms Safety

Mike “the Gun Guy” Weisser is at it again, helping huffingtonpost.com demonize guns, gun ownership and gun owners. This time he’s taking the National Shooting Sports Foundation to task for a completely benign gun safety video [above]. MTGGW claims it’s a thinly-veiled attempt to hook young consumers on cigarettes. I mean, firearms. He reckons that “the notion that guns might be potentially dangerous no matter how they are used” is “remarkably absent from the NSSF’s safety campaign.” Remarkable if you’re looking to make snide remarks about the NSSF’s safety campaign for no good reason . . .

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