Question of the Day: Are Police Racists?

“Connecticut officers who drew their stun guns on the job last year were more likely to fire when the suspect was black or Hispanic, according to a first-of-its-kind set of statistics that could stoke the nation’s debate over race and police use of force,” abcnews.go.com reports, stoking the nation’s debate over race and police use of force. Not that we’re not doing the same thing. ‘Cause I’m tired of people playing the race card. Cops should enforce the law equally. Period. If they don’t, they should be fired. (Don’t get me started on police unions.) Anyway, are some cops racists? Most cops? If so, what should be done about it?

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Question of the Day: Finance Your Gun?

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Wilson Combat makes some pricey pistols, as do a lot of manufacturers. Rifles too. And shotguns. And whenever we publish a review of a multi-thousand dollar firearm TTAG readers kvetch about the cost. “I could buy five GLOCKs and a small bass boat for that price!” Fair enough. I’m well aware that money doesn’t grow on trees. I’ve had my share of hard times. But there are ways to buy guns that make it less immediately expensive. Specifically, lay-away and financing. Have you ever availed yourself or these services? Would you? Or are you both politically and financially conservative?

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Question of the Day: Would You Carry Where It’s Not Legal?

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“A 29-year-old man suspected of shooting a woman inside a Renton theater Thursday night told detectives he brought the gun to the movie fearing a mass shooting,” news3lv.com reports. “About 15 minutes into the movie, a gun went off and a 40-year-old Michelle Mallari had been shot through the back of her chair.” Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day and Passively Constructed Negligent Discharge News Story of the Day. More to the point, theoretically speaking, I wouldn’t watch a movie without carrying a firearm, no matter what the theater’s policy. If I was a teacher, I’d carry in school. Theoretically, would you carry in places where guns were banned? [NOTE: TTAG does not share email or IP addresses with any third party.]

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Question of the Day: What Do You Do When You’re Stuck Inside?

The blizzard of January 2016 has trapped millions of Americans indoors. Many of these shut-ins are gun enthusiasts. As the long winter days ahead provide little chance for them to exercise their Second Amendment protected right to keep and bear arms, they have to indulge their love of all things ballistic in other ways. To those of our readers in the snowy north, what you do to keep yourself amused, gun-wise? Dry fire? Watch YouTube gun videos? Clean your guns? Reload? What?

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Question of the Day: Should Armed Gun Rights Advocates Attend Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Rallies?

Shannon Watts reckons that armed Americans (a.k.a., “extremists”) are intimidating her members. I think it’s safe to say that members of her organization Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America feel intimidated. I imagine whites at lunch counters in the South during the Civil Rights movement felt intimidated when African Americans joined them, too. Should armed gun rights advocates show up at Moms meeting to fly the flag for firearms freedom? Is that bad for the cause?

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Question of the Day: If Heckler & Koch is the “Porsche of Guns” What About the Other Guys?

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“We will expand our NATO business and the U.S. civilian business,” Heckler & Koch owner Andreas Heeschen told fortune.com. “We are the Porsche of weapons on that market.” Too bad Americans can’t buy the H&K equivalent of a Porsche Turbo: the fully-automatic MP5. Which brings us to our question: what other automotive analogies apply to firearms? Who’s the Toyota of firearms, and what’s their Prius? Who’s the Ford of firearms and what’s their F-150? Have at it, ladies and gentlemen!

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Question of the Day: Do You Agonize Over Gun Purchases?

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TTAG reader Charles5 writes:

I was in the hardware store the other day agonizing over which socket wrench set to buy: the 129-piece set for $79 or the 138-piece set for $99, a $20 difference. I finally settled on the 138-piece set for $99. I do this all the time; stand in the aisle for 15 minutes trying to decide between two options with a $10-$30 price difference for something I will use regularly that’s priced under $50. And yet I will drop $500+ on a new gun, scope, or case of ammo . . .

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Question of the Day: Is a “Gun Free Zone” Property Owner Responsible for A Disarmed Visitor’s Safety?

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“If a Tennessee grocery store bans guns on its property and a black bear or wild hog kills or injures a person who otherwise would be carrying his or her gun,” tennessean.com reports, “the gun owner would be allowed to sue the property owner if a newly introduced bill became law.” Uh, I don’t think Senator Delores Gresham introduced Senate Bill 1736 to protect licensed gun owners from bear or hog attacks. It makes property owners liable if they disarm someone and that someone gets waylaid by a two-legged varmint. It’s an idea that’s been floating around TTAG for a while. So, now that it’s in play (albeit without a chance of passage) how about it? Good idea? Workable? What?

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Question of the Day: How Do You Keep Track of Your Guns?

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Reader Steve S. writes:

“My firearms inventory is starting to grow and I’m looking to see what options are available to inventory my guns. There are a lot of options Excel, NM Collector, FMS, MyGun DB, and so on. This got me to wondering what others use and why?” Most of us can corral all of our guns’ particulars on the back of a 3×5 card. But if you’re #blessed with a collection large enough to justify an application to track it all, what do you use?

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Question of the Day: Can a Woman Get a Man With A Gun?

Although I’m happily spoken for, I have a weakness for gun girls. Jessie Duff, for example, is one of the sexiest women alive (not to mention funniest, smartest and most intelligent). So the question is, can a woman “get” — by which I mean attract — a man by being comfortable and proficient with firearms? Did you meet your significant other through guns? Caution! There are Hollywood wanna-be’s who pretend to be alcoholics so they can meet producers at AA. Luckily, there’s a difference between pretending to be an alcoholic and shooting well. But you have been warned.

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Question of the Day: What Gun Does Sean Penn Need to Protect Himself from the Mexican Drug Cartels?

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Sometime actor (and frequent fan of socialist dictators) Sean Penn has come under withering fire for the article he penned for Rolling Stone chronicling his meeting with recently re-captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Besides the inevitable PR hit a public figure can take as a result of a penchant for palling around with assorted third world scumbags, there’s another, more practical bit of blowback Mr. Spicoli should be concerned with. It’s been suggested that Penn’s meet-up with the murderous cartel jefe was instrumental in locating the fugitive. Which could very well put a big target on his back . . .

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