DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: Which Machine Guns Have You Shot?

This year’s Texas Firearms Festival features Full-Auto Friday. VIP ticket holders get serious trigger time behind dozens of machine and sub-machine guns from major manufacturers. If you’ve never shot a machine or sub-gun gun, there’s a reason why they call the full-auto lever the “giggle switch.” They really are a hoot. If you have shot full-auto, which guns have you fired? Which one(s) was your favorite and why? And if you could own two — count ’em two — machine or sub-machine guns, which ones would you buy?

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: Hillary Clinton…What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Thank God someone finally said it (in Katie Couric’s anti-gun Under the Gun documentary no less). “They’re coming for your guns” doesn’t necessarily mean armed goons will come knocking on your door demanding firearms surrender. It can also mean that the government bans a previously legal firearm and demands you surrender it. As we saw in post-Sandy Hook New York, when the SAFE Act banned “assault weapons.” Connecticut, too, where gun registration has created a ticking time bomb: tens of thousands of scofflaw gun owners owning millions of unregistered firearms. People who just might, someday, get a visit from Johnny Law. Directed to do so by President Hillary Clinton? Come to think of it, what’s the worst damage she could do to Americans’ gun rights? Share your nightmare scenarios.

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: What’s the Worst Thing You’ve Seen at a Gun Store?

Most gun stores do a fairly good job of maintaining basic gun safety in situations where adhering to the the four rules can be, well, a challenge. Still, with so many people handling heaters in an uncontrolled, sometimes chaotic environment, not everyone is going to check every gun they touch to make sure it’s clear. And if you can get out of there without being layered at least a half dozen times, count yourself lucky. Handing a customer a loaded gun out of the display case, as in the video above, is a special level of fail, though. What’s the worst bit of gun handling you’ve seen at a local gun store?

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: How Easy Is It To Buy A Gun In Your State?

Misstate Gun Company (courtesy yelp.com)

“In 36 states, there are no legal requirements for gun registration, no permit needed and no license necessary to purchase and own a firearm such as a rifle, shotgun, or handgun,” huffingtonpost.com reports. “Due to the lack of these regulations, as well as the ease with which many Americans can purchase guns online or at gun shows, most guns in the United States are not registered.” And that’s a problem because . . . guns! HuffPo’s article lists 36 states considered “The Easiest State to Buy a Gun” (list after the jump). Note: it’s bogus (e.g., no mention made of RI’s “blue card” requirement and seven-day waiting period). How long does it take — how much unconstitutional hassle must you endure — to buy a gun in your state?

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: What Job Would You Like in the Gun Industry?

The gun business is good. Healthy. Vibrant, with gunmakers both large and small selling their wares in record numbers. With Hillary Clinton looming on the electoral horizon, there’s every reason to believe that there will be another sales surge. If she’s elected . . . Some of us are lucky enough to be in the biz. Most of you have elected to do something else with your life — while doing your part to keep the firearms industry healthy. (Like reading this website. Thank you.) If you were to take a job in the gun business — local and well-paying — what would it be? Manufacturing, marketing, customer relations, testing (no brainer there) or sales? What would be your dream firearms-related job?

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: Got “Go Bag”?

Skinner Sights Bush Pilot Survival Kit (courtesy ammoland.com)

“This unique [$1,799] Skinner Sights Bush Pilot Survival Kit is the result of spending a lifetime in the extreme outdoors. With the Skinner “BUSH PILOT” kit you will be prepared! To the best of my knowledge this is the first production kit of its type.” That’s the option of owner of owner Andy Larsson. [FYI The gun above is Chiappa .44 Magnum 6+1 capacity take down lever action 51/2 pound rifle with 16″ barrel. Full press release via ammoland.com after the jump.] Do you have a “go bag”? If so, what’s in it? How much did it cost?

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: Are You A Better Bad Guy Beater Than A Cop?

“Guns are the mental illness of our society,” Joesph Britt writes in a letter to the editor at easton.wickedlocal.com. “Gun possessors become uncontrollable and kill multiple innocent people; we mourn the death of the innocent, bury them and talk about the rights of the living.” Surprisingly, the anti-gun author used to be Officer Britt. Not so surprisingly — given his opening salvo — he’s uncomfortable with the idea of his fellow Americans defending themselves by force of arms . . .

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: Do You Go To Gun Shows?

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Reader MixedMartialArmist wrote in our comment section:

Personally, I am done with gun shows. Fini. No mas. Used to be (it makes me sound and feel old) that you went to a show to meet friends, make conecctions, get great deals. Since the Last Panic it seems to have changed. For the worse. Some vendors are asking MSRP (which is their choice) for new wares. As though they have no idea the internet exists. Used weapons are tagged at new gun prices.
Too many vendors are rude, arrogant, and in too big a hurry to just get the money. The privates dealers/FFLs are the worst . . .

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: Will Donald Trump Negotiate Away Our Gun Rights?

House Speaker Paul Ryan is withholding his support for presumptive Republican Party nominee Donald Trump. Representative Ryan wants assurances from Mr. Trump that he won’t throw Republican orthodoxy under the bus, what with Mr. Trump’s “everything’s negotiable” stance on, well, everything. “I have to stay true to my principles also,” Mr Trump pronounced on ABC. “And I’m a conservative,” he added, “but don’t forget this is called the Republican Party, not the Conservative Party.” As someone who values your Second Amendment protections, does that make you nervous?

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: Do Gun Safes Attract Guns?

I have a Browning safe. Big bad motha’ it is, too. Over the last few years it’s begun to look a bit…cramped. With no prospect of it looking any less crowded. How did that happen? I blame the safe. If it didn’t hold so many guns, I wouldn’t own so many guns. Right? Seriously, isn’t that how it works? Also, at what point do you buy a second safe? And at that point, do you resign yourself to eventually own a third? Please. Help a brother out.

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: “Should people named in restraining orders be allowed to own guns?”

Gun safe (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

“Connecticut’s legislature made a significant move to protect victims of domestic violence from further harm by abusers by passing a bill that will block people under a temporary restraining order from being in possession of a gun,” csmonitor.com reports in their own special way. Speaking of bias, our Question of the Day is their headline. Hence the wording that makes it seem like gun rights are “allowed” by the government. Anyway, the Connecticut law would allow judges to order firearms confiscation from accused abusers without giving them the right to confront their accusers. Until later. Are you OK with that?

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: All In For Trump?

 

DABDA. The five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. I admit it. I was in denial. I thought Ted Cruz would sandbag Donald Trump’s presidential nomination at a contested convention. Maybe “hoped” is the better word. While I view Hillary Clinton as the gun rights anti-Christ, I view The Donald as a firearms freedom flip-flopper (considering his previous support for gun purchase waiting periods and an assault weapons ban). Flip me once, shame on me. Flop me twice, God help us all. Still, in this case, I think it’s better the Devil we don’t know than the Devil we do. I held my nose and voted for McCain and Romney. I’ll hold my nose, cover my eyes, block my ears and vote for Trump — if only to protect the Supreme Court from another Kagan. You?

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