Racist “Insular Cases” May Hinder Application of 2A to U.S. Territories

David Radich, a retired Navy Petty Officer, and veteran of the first Iraq war, settled down in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in the Western Pacific after separating from the service. Unfortunately, he came home one day in 2010 to find his wife seriously injured after a violent attack. He told his story to Stars and Stripes:

“I found my wife on the floor of the apartment in really bad shape,” Radich said. “Her face was unrecognizable.”

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New From GASTON J. GLOCK style LP: Sevigny Gun Barrel Damascus Knives

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Knife knuts usually appreciate the swirling beauty of Damascus steel for its own sake. But to spur the interest of collectors, GASTON J. GLOCK style LP, has taken to crafting unique blades out of historic steel. Like one utilizing hull material from a WWII German battleship. Or a wehrmacht tank. Their latest effort utilizes the barrels of some of the GLOCKs that pro shooter Dave Sevigny used to win some of his many titles. Unlike the guns that sacrificed themselves to create them, these are decidedly not utilitarian cutting tools. The three fixed blades will set you back between $3900 and $4500 depending on the knife and handle material. Press release after the jump . . .

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New From Liberty Ammunition: .45 Long Colt Hollow Points


On light days, when RF totes his 460XVR around Austin with no reasonable expectation of ursine assault, there’s probably no need to bust out the heavy artillery. Why schlep around big, expensive .460 S&W magnum rounds all day when you can probably get by with some easier-shooting .45 Colt? The good news is that now, thanks to Liberty Ammunition, he has a new choice in personal defense rounds with their Civil Defense .45 Colt personal defense ammo. Make the jump for their press release . . .

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Why Can’t the Mainstream Media Understand what “Grass Roots” Means?


Nick O’Malley, the U.S. correspondent for Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald displays an above average amount of lying and/or willful ignorance in his latest piece, “Another textbook gun law victory for National Rifle Association.” O’Malley being an Australian, I would be willing to cut him a little slack when it comes to firearms knowledge and cartridge familiarity – if not for the fact that he is their American correspondent and should therefore be held to a higher standard than your average Aussie. He starts out by displaying a profound misunderstanding of what “grass roots” support means. . .

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OMG! Scott Walker Once Backed A Gun Control Bill! OMG!

“Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s got an A-plus rating from the National Rifle Association,” bloomberg.com reports,”but he once backed a bill that could have -” Stop right there! I gotta know right now, before we go any further, do you love me? Will you love me forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me? Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you take me away and will you make me your wife? OK, not wife. But seriously, what gun bill did Everytown for Civilian Disarmament jefe Bloomberg’s minions uncover that could scuttle his presidential aspirations amongst pro-gunners? Glad you asked . . .

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Energy Giant Fights Against Montanans’ Civil Rights

NorthWestern Energy, a South-Dakota based energy conglomerate with over one billion dollars in gross annual revenue, likes that it can ban its employees from carrying firearms at work so much so that it’s willing to fight against a law that wouldn’t necessarily impact that ability. By their own admission, this represents the seventh legislative session in which the energy conglomerate has directed its political mercenaries in Helena to stand against legislation aimed at strengthening legal protections for the civil right to keep and bear arms . . .

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New From Discrete Defense: Custom AR-15 Truck Mount


I keep thinking I should buy a truck. I’m in Texas, after all, y’all. The thing is: I love cars. I love every kind of car. I just want to hug all of them. But I can’t. And my car isn’t suitable for hauling guns…unless I want to look like an arms dealer. Which I do, sometimes. Which I kind of am if you think about it. Where was I? Assuming you have an AR and a pickup truck, where do you put your AR in your pickup truck? If you’re like TTAG writer Jonathan Wayne Taylor . . .

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Curtis in IL: We Need to Become Less White

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Mr. Farago,

Attached are a few images from the Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day (IGOLD) that was held in Springfield last Wednesday. In the first image you will see the family of the late Otis McDonald, including his widow, two daughters, his brother and others. They proudly led our march to the State Capital Building. What I couldn’t help but notice was that besides the McDonald family and a few others, our group was as white as new-fallen snow . . .

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A Texan Considers Open Carry

Supporters Of Michigan Open Carry Law Hold March And Rally

Texas has itself in a bit of a pickle. Here we are with a reputation as a “free state” where everything’s bigger, the cattle graze on endless plains, and the jobs are plentiful. I still remember telling Farago about the process I went through to acquire my CHL and him replying, “I thought you lived in Texas.” Ya see pardner, it’s a big open secret that our processes and procedures for legally carrying a handgun are a bit onerous. First, there’s the training and testing. Then the money. And finally . . .

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BREAKING: B. Todd Jones Resigns as ATF Director


News is coming in that B. Todd Jones is stepping down from his position as the Director of the ATF. Jones has been in the job since 2011 when he took over in the aftermath of the Fast and Furious debacle. Among his shining achievements was an attempt to give local sherriffs the ability to ban legal (if NFA regulated) firearms in their jurisdictions, as well as proposing a ban on some of the most popular ammunition in the United States. Rumor has it . . .

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Florida Campus Carry Bill Moving Toward House Passage


By Sara Tipton

Should Florida’s HB 4005 become law, college students in the state of Florida will have the option to carry guns on college campuses. Sponsored by Representative Greg Steube, a republican out of Sarasota, HB 4005 gives college students over the age of 21 who have a concealed carry permit, the right to carry. Even in class. Many student groups objected to the measure, yet it passed a House panel Wednesday anyway . . .

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