Guns for Beginners: Don’t Catch a Falling Gun

Some things seem so obvious they don’t need saying. Only when it comes to guns, they do. For example, “always keep a firearm pointed in the safest possible direction.” “Make sure your gun is completely unloaded before cleaning it.” “Don’t leave a gun where a toddler can get it.”  There are other more obscure — but equally common sense-based — gun handling rules. For example, “Don’t spin a loaded revolver on your finger.” “Don’t shoot an AK-47 at a wedding party.” Oh, and add to that list, “don’t catch a falling gun.” While that advice seems worthy of a “duh,” careful! You need to think about this . . .

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Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: The Spectre of Sexism

“Whether Dr. Swann would have or should have revealed more skin does not matter to me. I was let down when she defended 007 with a shot to the big goon’s arm instead of his head. With all the unrealistic weapons handling and fantasy tactics, why not satisfy us women with one successful shot to the head to protect the hot man? Women ain’t blind. Success and satisfaction are great for everyone!! Keeping one’s ally alive is good in any book. C’mon Hollywood, give it to us ladies how we want it!” – TTAG commentator Ines Moorhouse underneath our post Movie Review: Spectre



TTAG Daily Digest 4.29.26 – Pro(ish) Gun Jezebel, Minorities on Guns, and Absorbent Projectiles

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It Was Me and a Gun – “So I sat at home on a Saturday, scrolling through photos my husband had taken of me at the range while I unwittingly focused on my posture and aim. I picked my favorite—one of me in pink noise protector earmuffs, rifle in hand—and texted it to a close friend with the caption channeling my rage. Next, I sent her one of my target, which had been shredded by the tiny bullets. I had to admit, it looked good.” A moderately pro-gun piece? At Jezebel of all places? Will wonders never cease? . . .

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Brad Pitt: Gun Zero of the Day

“On May 4, actor Brad Pitt will co-chair the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence gun control awards gala,” reports. “The gala will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills.” You heard right. The actor who’s built a career around gunplay, the actor who built a gun range at his French chateau for himself and his gun-loving wife Angelina Jolie, is now shilling for the Brady campaign . . .

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Falling Down’s D-Fens Was Right About McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast

In the 1993 movie Falling Down, lead character D-Fens (Michael Douglas) goes postal when McDonald’s (or its cinematic equivalent) refuses to serve him breakfast after 11:30. It’s taken Mickey-D’s 23 years to get on board, but the financial results are satisfying. “In its most recent quarterly report, McDonald’s beat profit and earnings estimates from Wall Street’s number crunchers,” reports, “and enjoyed a 6.2 percent gain in same-store sales, marking its best increase in four years. And just as we said a few months earlier, it’s a clear sign that the company is making a very solid comeback, with all-day breakfast, value deals, and lower costs of commodities serving as the primary variables driving these encouraging financial stats.”


Universities Embrace “Assault Weapons” on Campus

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Campus administrations all over the country have been claiming that allowing adults who have concealed carry permits on their campus will chill free speech and academic freedom. They have no such concerns about having “assualt weapons” on campus — magically transformed into “semi-automatic rifles” — as long as the weapons are in the hands of the people they command. From . . .

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Mainstream Media’s Support for Gun Control Increasingly Ineffective

Assault Weapon Ban Support ABC Poll Dec 2015

The chart above illustrates the trajectory of support and opposition for a federal “assault weapons ban.” The chart starts in the middle of 1994, when Congress passed the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act (a subsection of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act).The Act banned “assault weapons.” At the time, the mainstream media’s influence on American option was near its height. With the full support of the media, proponents of the AWB were not bothered by . . .

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Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership Testify Against California’s “Firearm Violence Research Center”


Dr. Timothy Wheeler writes [republished with permission from]:

Sparks flew yesterday in the California Senate Public Safety Committee. Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO) testified at the the committee’s hearing on a slew of gun control bills, including SB 1006, seeking to establish a “Firearm Violence Research Center” — at California taxpayer’s expense. The bill follows a national trend . . .

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Stupidest “Gun Violence” Headline in the History of the World Ever

Gun Violence Leading to Increased Number of Homicides, MSNBC proclaims. That makes about as much sense as Pool Accidents Leading to Increased Number of Drownings. Anyway, another day, another piece of anti-gun agitprop from the network that’s never met a gun control law it doesn’t like. Or an aspiring statist. (Connect the dots.) In this case, St. Louis’ top cop Sam Dotson tells MSNBC that the increase in gang bangers’ firearms-related homicides is down to Missouri’s gun rights restoration. How’s this rapid fire quote for a sterling example of distorting the truth about guns . . .

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Know Your Target (And What’s Beyond It): Guns for Beginners

(courtesy The Truth About Guns)

“Know your target and what’s beyond it” is the red-headed stepchild of the four rules of gun safety. Most people fixate on the “what’s beyond it” part– and not without reason. The most likely mistake when not following this rule: shooting at a target and hitting something that isn’t a target. A target, not a person. Despite gun control advocates’ [disingenuous] hand-wringing, I’ve yet to encounter a defensive gun use where a [non-police] armed civilian shot at a bad guy and hit a good guy. But the first part of this rule — know your target — is where bad things are more likely to happen. At home. For example . . .

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: Could Ted Cruz Beat Hillary Clinton?

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed off on U.S. arms sales abroad, including a $120 million export deal for Remington — makers of the gun used in Sandy Hook! Which is no big deal. I mean, it is a big deal, but why wouldn’t she sign off on arms sales? The U.S. is the world’s largest arms exporter; we sent some $10.1 billion dollars worth of military stuff overseas (and south of the border) in 2014. While no gunmaker cracks the top ten, Remington depends on foreign sales to pump up the volume . . .

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