Have Draw Muhammed Contests Jumped The Shark Already?

When Pam Geller held her Draw Muhammed contest in Garland, Texas — and two wanna-be jihadis mounted a spectacularly unsuccessful attack — the reactions were swift and binary. The event and resulting shootout were portrayed by the commentariat as either a brave defense of America’s First Amendment freedoms or a willful, unnecessary, she-was-asking-for-it provocation. Next up was Friday’s Phoenix Draw Muhammed event that was held outside the very mosque the two perforated Garland shooters frequented. Local Muslims — outraged or not — were smart enough not to take the bait. Now we have guys like Mike Dankert demonstrating what will happen to offended Islamists should they take offense at his rudimentary artistic skills. Are we over this yet?


Tred Law’s Five Best Concealed Carry Revolvers

Ruger SP101 357 Mag, 2.25" w/Compact LasergripsRuger SP101 357 Mag, 2.25″ w/Compact Lasergrips

 Tred Law writes [via Ammoland.com]

I love revolvers as they are a tried and true design, simple to use and easy to maintain, with just enough capacity and caliber to get the job done. I am asked all the time by my students, What’s the best Revolver for concealed carry?” So I came up with my top five picks on the Best Concealed Carry Revolvers for reliable self defense. Here’s my top five revolver short list . . .

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It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use: Family, Housekeeper Murdered in DC

The District of Columbia’s regime of civilian disarmament helped claim more victims last month. Savaas Savopoulous, his wife Amy, his son Phillip, and the family’s housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa were all murdered after being beaten, stabbed, and left for dead inside the Savopoulous’ $4.5 million home, which was subsequently set ablaze, just a short distance from Number One Observatory Circle, the official residence of the U.S. Vice President, Joseph Biden. The Washington Post reports that . . .

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My Home Carry Epiphany


By Donald Frame

RF got my attention regarding the merits of home carry, so I decided to give it a go. I’ve been at it about a month, carrying more than 90% of the time at home. Here are the results so far: carrying at home is not as much of a pain as I had anticipated. Most of my carrying has been with largish pistols in various forms of pocket carry, and it’s not too bad. I’m not worried about printing around the house, so that’s one less concern. I haven’t found a great way to carry in comfortable pre-bedtime wear yet though. And I have no idea how to carry when I am a swimsuit. Maybe I need a P226 Navy Seal version with the waterproof small parts. Then I could lie on the bottom of the pool, securely anchored by the weight of the gun. But overall, home carry isn’t all that much trouble . . .

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Self-Defense Tip: Don’t Over-Penetrate a Room

“According to Houston police, the owner of the shop in the 8500 block of Westcott near Camay returned to his shop, which is currently still under construction, around 9:45 p.m. and found a man inside trying to steal some items,” chron.com reports. “The two began scuffling, and the business owner, who was armed, pulled out his firearm and shot the man. The burglar was taken to LBJ Hospital in critical condition, where he died. His identity has not yet been released.” Result! And yet it’s an important cautionary tale, one that reminds me of a force-on-force exercise I designed for Simunitions Training . . .

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The Last Word on Why You Should Use an AR-15 for Home Defense. Or Not.

Sgt. Maj. Kyle E. Lamb (courtesy centermassinc.com)

Over at americanrifleman.com, Sgt./Maj. Kyle E. Lamb is crystal clear on the supremacy of the AR-15 platform for home defense. Anyone who thinks a 1911 is up to the task just isn’t thinking properly, apparently. “If you are among those who say, ‘If I can’t fix the problem with my eight rounds of .45 ACP, it can’t be fixed,’ I say please grab a big old mug of black coffee and wake up from your dream. No one knows who, what, when, where or why the fight will start—blowhard statements only degrade an intelligent conversation.” Yup, this is gonna get ugly . . .

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Gunshot Wound on the Range! What You Need to Do

This past weekend was the monthly 3-gun shoot at the Best of the West Shooting Sports near Austin, Texas. I’ve been trying to get back into fighting condition for competition shooting (using iron sights, as previously mentioned), and so I was looking forward to a fun day on the range challenging and honing my shooting skills. That’s what I was expecting…but what I experienced instead was a challenge for my emergency medical skills. I’d never treated a gunshot wound on a range before, and I’d like to go over what happened that morning, both as a way to give y’all a framework for dealing with these events and as a debrief for myself to see if there’s something I missed or could have done better . . .

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On Killing

An interview for StoryCorps of 86-year-old WWII veteran Joseph Robertson reveals how, even after about 60 years, he is regularly haunted by images of a young German soldier whom he had no choice but to shoot and kill. “I still see him in my dreams,” says Robertson . . .

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Giffords and Kelly Want More Gun Control in Oregon

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Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly aren’t happy enough with the newly-enacted universal baakground checks in Oregon. They want to see Democrats pass even more legislation while they can. Giffords was in Salem, promoting the passage of SB525 which is designed to ensure those who have a restraining order against them don’t get access to firearm. Or ammo . . .

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Infantrymen Laser Training Lax?

The above video arrived via a PR blast from LaserMax. “In advance of the Armed Forces Day weekend, LaserMax official Training Coordinator, SSG Joseph D’Ambrosia, US Army (Ret.), recently conducted an in-depth live-fire training course, Close Quarters Combat: Carbines and Lasers, for a group of active-duty US Army professionals preparing for deployment to Afghanistan.” LaserMax giving back. Got it. Love it. But the video raised a bunch of questions. For example . . .

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Self-Defense Tip: Again, Distance is Your Friend

There’s a lot to learn from this surveillance video. For one thing, notice that the man who was shot was perfectly ambulatory after the ballistic insult. More importantly, this video shows that armed self-defense is the ultimate answer to a racist attack. Or an attack on homosexuals. Women. Old people. Muslims. Anyone. All Americans who want to be able to defend themselves against the threat of death or grievous bodily harm should consider exercising their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected gun rights. [Void where prohibited by law?] How they should do it in this situation, well, that’s another matter . .

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