Montana Rifle Company American Legends Rifle is The Friends of the NRA Gun of the Year 2016. Wait. What?

And The Friends of the NRA Gun of the Year is . . . the Montana Rifle Company American Legends Rifle! Wait. What? It’s still 2015. Who voted? Yes well, that’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works. The MRC’s building 1500s bolt-action ALRs in .300 Win Mag “exclusively” for Friends of the NRA fund raising events in 2016. Which accounts for the fact that the rifle “features laser engraving of the Friends of NRA logo and ‘Gun of the Year 2016’ text in gold Cerakote on the floor plate.” Now how much would you pay? Seriously. How much? What if I throw in a rubber chicken dinner? Now if they’re auctioning it with that hat . . .


Random Thoughts About a Defensive Gun Use WHERE NO ONE WAS SHOT!


According to, “low end estimates [for defensive gun use] are in the range of 55,000 to 80,000 incidents per year.” While my math skills rival my ability to order plumbing supplies in Lithuanian sign language, the lowest of the low estimates of annual DGU’s yields 150.68 per day. So now you know why the mainstream media doesn’t cover them: they’re as common as muck (as the Brits are wont to say). “Thanks for calling the Defensive Gun Use team at The New York Times. Please leave your name and number at the beep . . . We’re sorry, that mailbox is full and can’t take any messages at this time. Goodbye.” In fact . . .

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The NRA Should Focus on Guns – Period

I like Dana Loesch. I think she’s a patriotic American who wants what’s best for this country. I like her taste in firearms, and respect her willingness to train to defend herself and her family. I’m glad to stand with her as a supporter of the right to keep and bear arms, and I think she is a powerful advocate for her views. We probably have some areas where we disagree, but that’s okay; I don’t have to agree with a person on everything to like and respect them. I also like the NRA. It’s been out in front defending our right to keep and bear arms for my entire life. If it didn’t exist, the Bill of Rights would be in far worse shape than it is . . .

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Guns Save Life Sues Cook County Over Ammunition, Gun Taxes


Guns Save Life, Inc. has filed suit against Cook County’s blatantly unconstitutional new ammunition tax, and along with that, the recently passed firearms tax in Guns Save Life v. Ali. The suit relies in part on the United States Supreme Court case which ruled that citizens cannot “be required to pay a tax for the exercise of . . . a high constitutional privilege.” Follett v. Town of McCormick, 321 U.S. 578 (1944) . . .

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Bet You Can’t Guess Which Gun Store Sells The Most NRA Memberships


TTAG reader Ripcord writes:

Riverdale, Illinois is a small village on Chicago’s south side in Cook County. With just over 15,000 people and 3.75 square miles of land, its not very big. It’s also 93% black according to the last census. If the name Riverdale tugs at your memory it might be because it’s home to Chuck’s Gun Shop, a store that has drawn an underserved rap from anti-gunners and the media friends. Chucks sits on a main thoroughfare next to a vacant lot and a sometimes-occupied tax business. You know, the kind where people dress up in costumes stand outside with placards and offer t-shirts to have them do your taxes . . .
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This Will Be The Most Important Election for Gun Rights In Our Lifetime. Again.


Reader Ripcord writes:

It seems that every year, Wayne LaPierre gets up at the NRA Annual meeting and delivers a speech telling America’s gun owners that this year’s election will be the most important one for the Second Amendment in our lifetime. Like the 3:15 out of Yuma, we can almost set our clocks by it and fully expect to hear just that again this coming Spring. The problem is, this time he’s absolutely right . . .

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Rifle-less Actor James Woods Joins the NRA [VIDEO]

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According to, “James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947) is an American actor and producer known for villainous roles, and appeared in a variety of films, including The Onion Field (1979), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Salvador (1986), Casino (1995), Nixon (1995), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Hercules (1997) and White House Down (2013). On television, he is known for acting in Shark (2006–2008). He has been nominated twice for an Academy Award and has won one Golden Globe Award. Additionally, he has won three Emmy Awards. He has been nominated twice for an Academy Award.” And now Woods has joined the NRA. In light of the announcement, the following has never been more appropriate . . .

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Gun Tweet of the Day: Wendell Pierce is Insane Edition

(courtesy twitter)
TTAG reader TT writes:

WTF? Maybe I’m stupid but I’m not following the logic here. Does he think that the 90 million gun owners are going to change our minds about gun ownership if blacks start owning guns?? Or maybe he thinks the NRA, with millions of new members along with the funding and political power that would come from these additional members, is just going to change their minds and close up shop? Let’s start with the first brilliant idea . . .
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NRA’s Chris Cox Punches Back at Obama’s Anti-Gun Opportunism


You have to give it to USA Today. In their editorial stance, the McPaper may be just one more predictably anti-gun mainstream media rag, but at least they devote some column inches to prominent voices on the other side. Yesterday it was our own maximum leader pointing out the uselessness and futility of disarming law abiding citizens for the ostensible purpose of making it harder for terrorists to get weapons. Today, the NRA ILA’s Chris Cox refutes the laughable idea that the NRA is somehow to blame (we all know the culprit is really climate change, right?) and calls out the disarmer-in-chief for his shameless opportunism in exploiting a terrorist attack for the purposes of further restricting Americans’ Second Amendment freedoms. As Cox concludes . . .

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President Obama Signs NRA-Backed Measures into Law


As we noted earlier, the market for used 1911s is about to get an infusion of 200,000 new (used) guns. The bill that authorized that will also let military base commanders to allow service members to carry firearms. Here’s the NRA’s press release:

Fairfax, Va. – President Barack Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It includes several NRA-backed provisions — expanding gun rights on stateside military bases; prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from banning traditional ammunition; and saving taxpayer dollars by allowing gun collectors to buy vintage military surplus pistols . . .

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