BREAKING: 5 Shot, 2 Dead at Seattle Homeless Camp

“At least five people were reported shot near a homeless encampment in Seattle late Tuesday, and at least one gunman was still at large,” foxnews.com reports. “The shooting took place at around 7:30 p.m. local time, as Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was due to give an address on the issue of homelessness in the city. The shooting occurred near an area of Seattle known as The Jungle. It is a wilderness area known for multiple homeless encampments and criminal activity, including several murders in recent years.” kirotv.com reports that “two people have died and three others were seriously injured. Two possible shooters are at large.” More details as they emerge. [h/t DrVino]

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ALG Updates 6-Second Mount to Accept RMR

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The ALG 6-Second Mount has been on my bucket list for testing for quite some time. As a fan of optics on a handgun, I’ve always been interested in trying out a frame mounted red dot, but a lack of Aimpoint T1 or a Gen 3 GLOCK in my life has thwarted me. If you find yourself with a Gen 3 GLOCK, but without an Aimpoint T1, ALG has made it somewhat easier to mount a red dot with the introduction of their RMR compatible 6 Second Mount . . .

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New From SHIELD: SIS and RMS Sights, Battery Mount, and JPoint Slim Mount

Most of us ‘Muricans ain’t familiar with SHIELD Sights, but we probably should be. They’ve been making firearms, suppressors, optics, and more — primarily for the British military — for 30-some-odd years. In fact, they manufactured Trijicon’s first red dot, and they make the JP Rifles JPoint that I speak highly of. Well, it’s time to get to know SHIELD directly, as their products are going to be available in the U.S. this year. We got a close look at a few brand new ones . . .

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Self-Defense Tip: Be Ready for a Gun Grab

No, not the kind of gun grab that resides in the orgiastic fantasies of folks like plutocrat Mike Bloomberg, I’m talking about a straightforward attempt by someone to grab your firearm from you, either from a holster or from your hand. Renata Birkenbuel of the Missoula (Montana) Standard reports that a middle-aged woman found herself in just that situation around 5:00AM this past Sunday when allegedly accosted by two men while trying to leave a house party . . .

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Bergara Introduces Premier Series: LRP Elite in .308, 6.5 Creedmoor, and 6mm Creedmoor

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Bergara Rifles was nice enough to chip in with several other manufacturers to buy me lunch during the 2016 SHOT show. As you no doubt know, there’s so such thing as a free lunch. In return for tasty vittles, I was forced, forced I tell you, to fondle Bergara’s new Premier Series of rifles and engage in some pleasant conversation with several members of the Bergara and Dead Air team. Of particular interest is their new Premier line . . .

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A Quick Stop to Check out Team Wendy Helmets

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Given that my background is in the motorycycle industry, and I count myself as one of the statistics that make up the “Helmets Save Lives” campaign, I’m always interested in ways to protect my melon. Unfortunately, the gun industry doesn’t lend itself to the noggin protection game very easily. In fact, most helmets exist more to hang lights, and night vision equipment off of than anything else. Given their position in the market, I made a special trip over to the Team Wendy booth . . .

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Griffin Armament Introduces Alpha Silencer

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I was tasked with finding new silencers at SHOT, and boy did I. It seems you couldn’t throw a rock at SHOT without hitting a can, many of them quite modular. A point we’ve beat to death around here, buying cans is expensive and time consuming. As such, consumers are demanding “do it all” silencers that can be attached to multiple hosts while still doing a good job quieting things down. Griffin recently jumped in with both feet with their Optimus, a one size fits all can that can do everything from .22 LR to .300 Win Mag. Given that the Optimus has quickly sold out, they’ve also gone forward with another modular can, the Alpha.

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Must Read: Origins and Development of the Second Amendment

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If you want to understand how the United States came to have the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights, David Hardy’s book Origins and Development of the Second Amendment may be the best place to go. I’ve read numerous books and articles about the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. Some have been short, others hundreds of pages. David T. Hardy’s slim book gets it done. This is surprising, because . . .

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Lowell, MA Concealed Carry Essay Requirement Revealed

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“Critics are blasting a Massachusetts city’s new law that they claim requires residents applying for a license to carry handguns to write ‘an essay’ and pay upwards of $1,100 for [five days of] training,” foxnews.com reports. “The new laws take effect this week in Lowell, a city of 110,000 that lies 35 miles north of Boston. Pushed by Police Superintendent William Taylor and passed by the City Council, they require applicants for unrestricted handgun licenses to state in writing why they should receive such a license.” And to think the American revolution started in Massachusetts. lowellsun.com gives us the numbers involved . . .

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