Guns for Beginners: Make Sure Your Gun is Secure in Your Holster

PicsArt_02-08-03.06.11As I stood in my living room watching my football team win the Super Bowl, fielding texts and phone calls from loved ones that know my Denver Broncos addiction rivals that of my gun addiction, I knew that I’d be jumping a lot if the Broncos did anything even remotely great. After all, this isn’t my first rodeo.  I was a young teenager when the Broncos won Super Bowls 32 and 33 back to back, and I have never been a bandwagon fan. I also knew my outfit would need to show support for my team and conceal my gun. So I wore my vintage Ed McCaffery jersey circa 1998 with the UnderTech UnderCover concealed carry leggings and my Uggs . . .

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Brownells Partners with Aero Precision to Offer OEM Rifle

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Lots of our readers have declared that we’ve reached “Peak AR”, a notion I’m not quite ready to disagree with. At the 2016 SHOT Show, you couldn’t walk ten feet without seeing some sort of AR-15-related part, accessory, or rifle. Like many of our readers, perusing the racks of $2000+ ARs, I found myself wondering, “What happened to the affordable ARs I was promised?” This late in the cycle, there should be a glut of supply and a tapering of demand, leading to a glorious existence where $350 rifles compete for our hard-earned dollars…right? Instead, everything seems expensive and homogenous. Brownells and Aero Precision seem to have made the decision to right that ship, so to speak. But with an AR pattern rifle in a “real” caliber…

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Question of the Day: Bloomberg For President – Good Thing or Bad Thing for Gun Rights?

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“Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media owner and former New York mayor, has stated for the first time that he is considering a run for US president, a move that would dramatically reshape the 2016 race for the White House. Speaking to the Financial Times, the founder of the eponymous financial information group criticised the quality of the debate in the ​presidential ​race. He said ​that ​he was ‘looking at all the options’ when asked whether he was considering putting his name forward.” I’m not a political pundit, nor do I play one on the Internet. But I know that Bloomberg is The People of the Gun’s bête noire. The most powerful enemy of Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. So school me please. Given the the Democrats are as anti-gun as they wanna be (a lot), and the former Mayor’s even worse, would a Bloomberg bid for the White House be a good thing or a bad thing, gun rights-wise?

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Review: Gun Self Defense for Women

Doc Reviews usually reviews mainstream media. His foray into firearms fail is a welcome addition to his canon — although why he fails to mention Doc’s wife-beater T shirt is beyond me. We hope to engage Doc’s talents for further explorations into the world of YouTube gun videos, both positive and negative. Saying that, snark rules. Especially when it’s punctuated by a belch. [h/t DrVino]

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The Only Thing That Stops an Anti-Gunner from Making a Documentary is . . . Nothing

Produced by Katie Couric, Under the Gun is a bloody-shirt waving extravaganza making the mainstream media happy. In the interview above, the film’s director offers the usual cocktail of misdirection and misinformation. In the clip (not magazine), an unidentified “expert” makes fun of people who divide the world into “good guys and bad guys” . . .

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Quote of the Day: Maybe We Need Less Democracy to Achieve Gun Control

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“In some ways American gun control has regressed rather than progressed in recent years as the federal ban on military assault weapons and high-capacity magazines that existed between 1994-2004 has not been renewed by Congress. But it’s too easy to exaggerate the threats or to ridicule gun toting Americans but the reality is far more sad: most deaths occur from guns being used to commit suicide, or are found by children and toddlers who mistake them for toys with devastating effects. When it comes to gun control and American politics then maybe – just maybe – could there be a case for a benevolent dictator who understands that the ballot and bullets, just like guns and safety, just don’t mix? ” – Matthew Flinders in Bang, bang — democracy’s dead: Obama and the politics of gun control [at oup.com]

[h/t Doug H.]

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A “Gun Buyback” You Can Believe In

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The term “gun buyback” is anti-gun agitprop. For one thing, a government can’t buy back a gun they never owned. For another, there isn’t a shred of scientific or even anecdotal evidence that “gun buybacks” do anything to reduce firearms-related crime, suicides or negligent discharges. But the basic concept isn’t without its advantages. Forget “buybacks.” Think recycling. As cincinnati.com reports, Deer Park City, Ohio councilperson Charles Tassell goes there . . .

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Chicago Cop Sues Dead Teen’s Family for $10m

Officer Robert Rialmo (courtesy chicago.cbslocal.com)

“The Chicago police officer who killed Quintonio LeGrier has filed a lawsuit against the teen’s estate,” cnn.com reports. “In a counterclaim filed last week, Officer Robert Rialmo alleges the 19-year-old whom he shot dead the day after Christmas assaulted him with a baseball bat and caused him to suffer trauma. He’s seeking more than $10 million in punitive damages from LeGrier’s estate.” According to Officer Rialmo’s lawsuit . . .

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Incendiary Image of the Day: Texas Oilman and Hunter Kerry Krottinger

"Texas oilman and hunter Kerry Krottinger, seen here with his wife Libby" (courtesy news.nationalgeographic.com)

“Sport hunters, those who kill animals for recreation rather than out of necessity, imported more than 1.26 million trophies to the U.S. in the decade from 2005 through 2014, according to a new analysis of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s import data by Humane Society International and the Humane Society of United States. That’s an average of 126,000 trophy imports a year, or 345 a day.” Although the room depicted above is a little freaky, I have no problem with sport hunting. I consider it key to wildlife preservation. Here’s someone who doesn’t quite see it that way . . .

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Anti-Gunners Responsible for Pro-2A FaceBook Page Deletions

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Facebook recently announced a ban of all pages that sold guns privately. Immediately after its decision, firearms-related Facebook pages that don’t enable private one-to-one sales went dark. This does not represent a widening of Facebook’s ban. My information: anti-gun Facebook users are reporting these pages. Facebook then pulled the plug without any further vetting. When we contacted Facebook directly, they verified the fact that the pages are not in violation of their policy and republish them. Here’s a report on the process from 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control . . .

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