Question of the Day: What Should Happen When TSA Finds a Handgun in Your Carry-On?

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By Brandon at concealednation.org

Early Wednesday, an ugly-looking .380 handgun was found in the carry-on bag of a concealed carry permit holder at the Augusta, Georgia Regional Airport. TSA alerted airport police, who then took possession of the firearm and spoke with the owner. That owner, who has not been identified, was allowed to bring the firearm to their vehicle to secure it . . .

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Question of the Day: How Many Rounds Do You Carry?

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TTAG commentator Kevin A. read our post on the Garland, Texas terrorist attack (Garland Texas: Attack of the Assault Rifles! Or Is That Assault of the Attack Rifles?) and added “#terroristlivesmatter.” Smart ass. “Seriously though, I’m buying a 1911 in .45ACP now.” To which TTAG commentator/cop Hannibal replied “So when you see an incident that had two attackers with maybe 30-round magazines you decide to go with something that holds 8 rounds?” Yup, here we are again, squaring-off in ye olde caliber vs. capacity battle. My take . . .

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Question of the Day: Is The Government Watching You?

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Under The Firearm Owners Protection Act. the feds can’t maintain a gun registry. The FBI deletes the info gathered during the NICS enquiry within 24 hours. In theory. In practice, well, start with the fact that several states – such as New Jersey and Maryland – maintain a comprehensive electronic gun registry. Speaking of The Free State, check out the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center, the 100-employee post-911 quango coordinating counterterrorist activities between 29 law enforcement agencies.” What’s the bet this thumb-twiddling “fusion center” has an out-of-state gun owner database? More generally, as a gun owner, do you think the government has you on its radar – moreso than non-gun owners? [h/t SS]

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Question of the Day: Do You Have Any Anti-Gun Friends?

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When I re-posted the blurry pro-gun meme above on TTAG’s Facebook page, dozens of our favorite groundlings responded that they don’t have anti-gun friends. Thinking about it, I don’t either. I’m not anti-anti-gunner per se. I’m quite happy to associate with otherwise sane, friendly members of their kind in the [often vague] hope that I’ll be able to convert them to firearms freedom at some point in the indeterminate future. God knows I like a good debate. Or a debate with an anti-gunner. But . . .

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Question of the Day: Do You Display Your Guns?

(courtesy The Truth About Guns)

Lock up your guns! That’s the message from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the rest of the civilian disarmament industrial complex. It’s also the message from the more than a few members of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia. Yes, but … anyone who really loves guns doesn’t want to hide their prized possession(s) in a dark gun safe. They want to see them! So, do you display your gun(s)? If so, how? On the wall? In a case? If you put your gun(s) on view, are you worried about maintaining security? [Send a picture of your gun display (with the firearm’s description) to thetruthaboutguns@gmail.com. We’ll post the photos on Facebook in a new gallery.]

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Question of the Day: Do You Carry There Anyway?

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Reader PB sent the above photo of a gun free zone designation he found at the NTEC Center in Frisco, Texas. If you know anything about The Lone Star State’s gun laws, you know that NTEC’s attempt to exclude firearms from their premises fails to comply with the state’s 30.06 signage law. Which means the sign above means precisely diddly squat, legally speaking. Those of us who live in states where ‘no guns allowed’ signs don’t carry the force of law are used to strolling past the Berettas with the slashes through them anyway. Concealed is concealed. But if you live in a place where a properly marked location makes carrying there a felony, do you go in when they get the sign wrong, stow your heater in the car or bypass it altogether?

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Question of the Day: What Gun for Deep Concealment?

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TTAG reader Duane [not shown] writes:

I recently read and enjoyed Ralph’s reviews on both the Kimber Solo and the Sig P290. I am looking to buy a deep-concealment (probably in conjunction with Thunderwear) handgun when I move to a state without restrictions. I currently own Detonics Combatmaster VI’s but figured they would be just a little too heavy for that type of carry. Between the two firearms above (or perhaps others have come out since these reviews), could you recommend what you consider to be the best of 9mm and above carry options for this type of deep concealment carry? FYI . . .

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Question of the Day: Is Some Gun Training Better Than None?

In terms of firearms training, I disagree with the central thesis mooted by JY and his martial arts BFF. As long as the little training is the right training, why not? (A point the martial arts guy eventually makes.) I work with newbies on a regular basis. I am always aware of their limitations: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and financial. The fact that further defensive gun training is not in the cards for nine out of ten of the people with whom I work is a prime consideration. For most noobs . . .

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Question of the Day: Did You Fear Getting Shot at School?

Columbine massacre (courtesy wikimedia.org)

Writing for marketingteacher.com, Dr. Jill Novak of the University of Phoenix and Texas A&M University sets out some of the salient if not defining characteristics of Generation Y/Millennials (Americans born between 1981 and 2000):

  • They are nurtured by omnipresent parents, optimistic, and focused.
  • Respect authority.
  • Falling crime rates. Falling teen pregnancy rates. But with school safety problems; they have to live with the thought that they could be shot at school, they learned early that the world is not a safe place.
  • They schedule everything.

True story? And if you weren’t born in the specified time frame, true story? [h/t V3]

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Question of the Day: Does Gun Ownership Make You Less Confrontational?

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TTAG reader DH writes:

Depending on my mood in the mornings, I’ll either listen to XM radio for morning show idiot-free music or NPR. Yeah, I know. Anyway, as luck would have it this morning was a NPR day. They have a long-running a series called StoryCorps. It’s a collection of short three- to five-minute personal stories as filler between the local and national news. I was getting ready to hop out of the truck when the story titled “The Day One Man Decided To Give Up His Gun” came on. I was compelled to stop and listen. . .

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Question of the Day: Tell Traffic Stop Police You’re Carrying?

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Back in the day, Johnston, Rhode Island cop pulled me over for speeding. I did not have a duty to inform the officer that I was carrying a pistol. I did not do so. Johnston police are a law unto themselves; they’re about as friendly to the general public as the soup nazi. Equally, I didn’t want to test their support for my natural, civil and constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Here in Texas, I have a duty to inform. When I was pulled over (yeah, it happens) I offered my license and CHL permit at the same time . . .

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