Competition Recap: Bushnell Brawl 2015

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The 2015 Bushnell Brawl has come to an end, and with it, my anxiety about my first “big” shooting match. The Brawl, for those who aren’t familiar, is a multi-stage rifle and pistol match held over two days in Kingsville, Texas. Kingsville is home to Rifles Only, a premier training facility catering to civilian, military, and LEO shooters. There’s a lot more I’d like to say about Rifles Only, but I think that’s best for a separate article once I’ve had the opportunity to spend some more time out there. Suffice it to say, it’s a top notch facility run by an excellent group of individuals. And they put on on hell of a competition. Stage 1 started bright and early shortly after 8:00 AM. But first…checking zero. And my first problem of the day . . .

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“Six very good reasons America should become a gun-free society”

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I found this comment underneath the article Minn. Lawmakers Hear From Gun Violence Prevention Group at minnesota.cbslocal.com. Unsurprisingly, the article’s author (not pictured above) neglected to mention the number of Protect Minnesota participants in that discussion. Anyway, it’s important to note – again, still – that gun control proponents who claim to respect the Second Amendment do not. They don’t respect Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. They are pro-civilian disarmament. Gun control groups’ leaders are careful not to reveal their true intentions. Their deeply deluded utopian statist followers, not so much . . .

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Emily Miller Gets Her DC Carry License; Infernal Regions Endure Cold Spell

No, I am not making this up: Fox 5’s chief investigative reporter Emily Miller was provisionally approved for a license to carry a concealed firearm within the District of Columbia. Miller is apparently the fifteenth such person to apply for and receive a license after following the byzantine process to become licensed to pack heat in our nation’s capital. She will now need to complete a District-approved training course . . .

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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Jefe Shannon Watts: Guns Don’t Stop College Rape

It’s kinda hard to argue against arming women to defend themselves against rapists. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo does so by asserting that rapists would use their victims’ guns against them. As in shooting and killing their victims. In other words, it’s better to be unarmed and raped than shot and killed. Unless you’re raped and shot and killed. Go figure. Anyway, the head of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America knows her antis are losing ground in this debate. So Shannon Watts penned an “answer” to the guns-against-rapists trend for msnbc.com. Here’s Ms. Watts’ rationale for maintaining a gun ban on campus relative to its impact (or lack thereof) on rapists . . .

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Question of the Day: How Do You Carry Off-Body?

No, off-body carry isn’t ideal. That said, it’s a reality. It’s the only way some people can or will carry a firearm. As the video above lays out, there are some best practices for toting your mohaska other than on your hip. There’s no shortage of options out there for concealing and securing a handgun other than a traditional holster. So if you’re on off-body devotee, how do you carry yours?

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Gun Review: Dan Wesson 715 .357 Revolver

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We would all be lucky to have a reputation as stellar as Dan Wesson revolvers do. Unfortunately, hope as gun owners did, DW didn’t manufacture any for many years. Except for only a few special runs, newly-manufactured Dan Wesson revolvers have been as rare as a unicorn since about 1998. And, I believe, altogether non-existent since about 2005. Thankfully CZ-USA, which has owned DW for a decade now, has decided to expand its product line and get back into the wheel gun game. The first revolver out of the gate is. . .

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NRA’s 2013 Revenue Revealed

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“In the wake of the shooting of 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, the National Rifle Association [NRA] quickly began combating calls for stricter gun laws by working to convince Americans that gun control measures would have supposedly disastrous effects.” Remove the word “supposedly” from that sentence and I’m good with Kira Lerner’s lead to her thinkprogress.com story NRA’s Revenue Has Skyrocketed Since The Sandy Hook Massacre. I’m also good with the additional revenue: a $100 million jump in annual income. Given that it’s all voluntary contributions, what’s Lerner’s beef? I bet you can guess. First, her summary of the org’s IRS Form 990 . . .

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Mass Shooting in Czech Town Leaves Eight Dead

The Guardian reports that at lunchtime on Tuesday, a Czech man opened fire on patrons at a pub in Uherský Brod, a town in southern Moravia near the border with Slovakia. The shooter killed eight, then committed suicide before he was apprehended. “The man burst into the Družba (Best Man) pub…at lunchtime on Tuesday brandishing two weapons and fired at random into the open-plan dining area. One witness described it as “mindless shooting” . . .

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BREAKING: Chris Kyle’s Killer Found Guilty of Murder

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“A Texas jury has found Eddie Ray Routh guilty of murder in the killings of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield. Routh, 27, admitted to killing both men at the shooting range of Rough Creek Lodge and Resort, southwest of Dallas, on Feb. 2, 2013.”, reports nbcnews.com. Routh had pleaded guilty by reason of insanity, but the Stephenville jury didn’t buy the argument presented by the defense that Routh was insane and suffered from psychosis. “Prosecutors said that Routh was drinking and smoking marijuana on the morning of the crime. They argue that he was paranoid because he was high, and that he was angry about living with his parents, relationship problems, money and his job — then finally exploded when Kyle and Littlefield snubbed him.” . . .

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This Is What Happens to A Disarmed Populace: Mexico’s Extra-Judicial Killing Edition [Video NSFW]

The following story – republished with permission from borderlandbeat.com – chronicles an extra-judicial killing caught on tape. The soldiers involved are members of GATES, the Mexican Army’s Special Forces. Our source says that the Mexican Army in general and GATES in particular are known for their disinclination to take prisoners. This against the backdrop of Mexico’s notoriously corrupt judicial system. (Which explains but doesn’t excuse the murder.) Once again,I’d like to point out that Mexico’s lawlessness is directly related to their citizens’ lost gun rights . . .

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Docs Team-Up With ABA to Call For More Gun Control

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The American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American College of Surgeons, American Psychiatric Association and the American Public Health Association have joined with the American Bar Association to issue a five-page statement in the Annals of Internal Medicine calling for more gun control. Specifically . . .

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