Gun Control for the Common Good. Or Not.

At the bottom of his editorial on delaware.com, we learn that Michael P Kelly is a Washington lawyer. In fact, the author of Control guns for the ‘common good’ and McCarter English partner specializes in Business & Financial Services Litigation, Product Liability and Public Strategy. The perfect guy to tell us why gun control is a must, then. “Those who advocate the deregulation of handguns enjoy a benefit enjoyed by a few at the expense of the majority and to the detriment of the common good.” You talking to me? You calling me an elitist? Who are you talking to? Anyway, at least the gun control advocate admits that his position paper is a minority report . . .

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Kel-Tec’s New KSG Bull-Pup Twin-Tube Shotgun

Kel-Tec’s Sub-2000 carbine is a hit. The inexpensive folding rifle takes standard handgun magazines, shooting bullets with increased velocity and accuracy and minimal recoil. It’s the single best argument against a home defense shotgun for shooters scared shitless by a hand-held cannon (cough women cough). And now Kel-Tec re-re-invents the shotgun. cheaperthandirt.com charts the strange ch-ch-ch-changes . . .

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Lesson from Clark County Ohio Shootout: Move or Die

After yesterday’s snow-shoot video, TTAG commentator DonWorsham kidded me about my restlessness on the range. “Whats with all that movement Far[a]go? You’re going to fall down and shot your eye out!” Don knows why I practice walking and/or running when I shoot: moving is the key to survival in a gun fight. Unless you’re a sniper out of the bad guy’s range, or relatively safe behind genuine cover (not visual concealment), standing still gives your enemy a stationary target. In this video from cnn.com, the officer somehow got the idea that the hail of lead headed downrange made him invisible to the perp. Why didn’t he take his time and duck in and out of cover, aiming his weapon, waiting for the perp to reload? Our condolences to the wounded officer and his colleague. And a heads-up to everyone else. Move or die. More often than not, it’s that simple.

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Danger on the Range

RF’s recent visit to a snow-covered RI range got me thinking about safety. We like to believe we’re safe at the firing range. But that is not always the case. In June 2004, a group of five people murdered twenty-five year old Nadir Husman at a gun range in South Carolina and his stole his nine millimeter Beretta pistol. In July of this year, a murderer shot Pennsylvania firearms enthusiast Todd Getgen and stole his rifle. Criminals know that gun ranges are where the guns are. All too often we help them by letting our guard down. There are several important steps that gun enthusiasts can take to reduce their risk and help ensure their safety. My first suggestion . . .

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