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AZ Gov. Brewer Signs Concealed Carry Permit Reform

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed HB 2103 yesterday. The bill reforms concealed carry permit qualifications in the state, allowing anyone with a military service background to obtain a permit at 19 years of age. Arizona is one of five “constitutional carry” states where no permit is required to carry concealed for those who are 21 and may legally possess firearms. Obtaining a state permit has advantages, however, as it’s recognized by about 35 other states and allows concealed carry in establishments that serve alcohol, as long as the permit holder refrains from drinking . . .

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Inside the Twisted Mind of a Gun Control Advocate: Joanna Zelman Edition

Joanna Zelman (courtesy joannazelman.com)

America’s so-called allies hate us. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Foreign nationals look at America’s enormous economic, military and cultural power with equal parts disdain and envy. Make that envy-fueled disdain. Think Scar from Lion King. As someone who lived in the UK for 18 years through the entirety of the Bush years, I endured the bitter bile of Britain’s disarmed intelligentsia. When it came to guns the prevailing – indeed only – opinion: Americans are trigger-happy morons who need to be sent to their room without ammunition. Huffington Post front page editor Joanna Zelman knows of what I speak. Her response to the gross and willful mischaracterization is wildly different from mine . . .

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Breaking: Senator Harry Reid Calls Bundy Supporters “Domestic Terrorists”

“U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Thursday called [armed, militia-supported] supporters of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy ’domestic terrorists’ because they defended him against a Bureau of Land Management cattle roundup with guns and put their children in harm’s way,” Las Vegas’ reviewjournal.com reports. “’Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,’ Reid said during an appearance at a Las Vegas Review-Journal ‘Hashtags & Headlines’ event at the Paris. ‘… I repeat: what went on up there was domestic terrorism.’” We called that one. When push comes to shove, the enemies of liberty . . .

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Nutter Joins Everytown for Gun Safety

 Mayor Michael Nutter (courtesy gunssavelife.com)

I wish I’d been at the meeting when Mayor Mike’s marketing mavens came up with that Everytown for Gun Safety moniker. Everytown. It’s like . . . every town. Every town in America is for gun safety. But what about the cities? We already have the cities. Besides, city people like to think they live in towns. New York, New York, my kind of town. Why one word? Why no hyphen? It’s like Everyman. You mean Arthur Dent? Arthur Dent was an everyman. He wore pajamas all day. I bet Arthur Dent would support gun control. Wait. Can we use that? Do we know that for a fact? We’re talking about marketing, not facts. Anyway, Everytown for Gun Safety has its first high profile member, and he’s a real Nutter . . .

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Daily Digest: Death & Taxes Edition

Barry Elliot courtesy IV8888 Facebook

In case you hadn’t heard, Barry Elliot from the YouTube gun channel Iraqveteran8888 (and Moss Pawn and Gun) passed away over the weekend. IV8888 put up an announcement on their Facespace page yesterday, and I first read about it on ENDO this morning. Eric from MP&G followed it up yesterday afternoon with the 85th and final episode in their Gun Gripes series, titling it Final Farewell. Barry was one of my favorite YouTube gun guys, and like many others, I learned quite a bit over the last few years from watching him. He was a force for good in the gun community, and he will be missed. Godspeed, sir . . .

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If It’s NERF or Nothing, Introducing Nothing

Over at everydaynodaysoff.com, the TTAG-reading gunblogmeister casts his jaded eye on NERF’s new rivals: BoomCo blasters. [Link autoplays.] ENDO is impressed! With Mattel’s distribution channel. Not their marketing. Roger that. This video only smells like teen spirit; it singularly fails to show the product as a serious weapon for hormone-crazed, violence-prone teens. You know, some cool kid sneaking up on some Call of Duty dweeb and firing a dart at his face – that sticks to his Coke bottle-bottom glasses. (BoomCo’s USP: PostIt Note tips.) In fact, this could just as easily be an ad for Frosted Flakes. Except BoomCo’s blasters don’t look so grrrrreat! But what do I know? I carry a 1911. And the last time I rode a skateboard, grinding was something they did in Dirty Dancing.

Question of the Day: Do You Bring Your Gun When You Shop for Clothes?

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My wife reminded me this weekend that I had reached a critical threshold re: pants. It turns out all my pants had  holes and only one pair could still be considered work-appropriate. Barely. So she graciously accompanied me to the GAP to try on some new pants. Also accompanying me was my GLOCK 19 in a Don Hume H715. It is easily my thickest carry rig, so I brought it along to make sure that my new pants could comfortably accommodate IWB carry. Do you bring your piece into the dressing room to make sure your new pants, shorts, dresses, and shirts are compatible with your EDC method of choice?