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“On May 4, actor Brad Pitt will co-chair the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence gun control awards gala,” breitbart.com reports. “The gala will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills.” You heard right. The actor who’s built a career around gunplay, the actor who built a gun range at his French chateau for himself and his gun-loving wife Angelina Jolie, is now shilling for the Brady campaign . . .
By Mark M.
I became a gun nut in August of 2015 when a string of armed burglaries started in an adjoining development. I went from zero to eight guns in less than eight months At the time, I had neither owned nor ever shot a handgun. So I made it to our closest Cabela’s and was sold into purchasing a S&W M&P 9mm. During September I decided my wife needed a gun too, so she picked out a Beretta PX-4 Storm Compact 9mm. (She was a novice as well, actually crying a little after firing a gun for the first time.) Around the same time, I became acquainted with a new neighbor who, you guessed it, was a full time private gun dealer . . .
I write from beautiful downtown Canada, with important information for Canadian readers, and a cautionary tale for US ones. For reasons that will become plain, I ask TTAG not to attach my name. Put your coffee down . . .
National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) Press Release [via Ammoland.com]
Seven of 10 American voters do not support allowing crime victims to sue firearm manufacturers and retailers when firearms they made or sold lawfully after background checks are used illegally in crime. Instead, voters from across political parties and geographic regions back the defense that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) provides the firearms industry. More than 70 percent of voters disagree with a position one presidential candidate has made a centerpiece of her campaign. Like that candidate, others running for federal office have chosen to run against and misrepresent this decade-old law that prevents crime victims from suing firearm manufacturers and retailers who have not broken any laws . . .
I assume most of our readers will not deign to watch the Armor of Light documentary, which TTAG blogged four times. So here’s an excerpt courtesy of our friends at the Public Broadcasting Service. Did you know that Fox News and the NRA are not spiritual advisors? Well now you do. Bottom line: Reverend Schenck takes the Biblical command “thou shalt not kill” literally and absolutely — despite evidence that the original text advised the faithful “thou shalt not murder.” In the gospel according to Schenck, thou shalt not use a firearm to defend innocent life. Instead, Reverend Schenck teaches church leaders and their flock to don the “armor of light.” Good luck with that.
“Orthorexia, or orthorexia nervosa, is an eating disorder that involves an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating,” Alina Petre, MS, RD writes at alternet.org. “Unlike other eating disorders, orthorexia mostly revolves around food quality, not quantity. Unlike with anorexia or bulimia, people with orthorexia are rarely focused on losing weight.” TTAG reader PG connects the dots . . .
Horses for courses. Lots of concealed carriers have different configurations for various situations. Winter totage, light summer carry, deep concealment, you get the picture. This is what David Clark describes as “a light EDC for a nice day out for lunch and shopping with the wife.” See his Everyday Carry choices for accompanying his better half below . . .
By Jeremy S. (not ours):
I know, striker-fired is the future (like gender-less bathrooms and free college), and hammer-fired guns like my personal favorite, the Beretta 92, are relics of an ancient past. It is just a matter of time until all of those antiquated guns with those pesky external hammers take their place alongside pagers and Palm Pilots in the dustbin of history, right? I sure hope not, let me explain why . . .
Somehow I don’t think that the AR above will be joining 3-Gun competitor Ms. Reanna Kadic at her Junior Prom. But there’s no question that both gun and girl are lovely. Yup, I reckon Ms. Kadic’s AR is a babe. But then my aesthetic appreciation runs the gamut, from the minimalist GLOCK 19 (true story) to the epic Ma Deuce to a sublime Holland & Holland shotgun. Question: what makes some guns gorgeous and renders others “physically challenged”? Please give examples (and links if possible).
Nate Murr, now Director of Business Development at Kinetic Development Group, is the Marine combat vet who distracted me with John Moses Browning trivia and secondhand smoke to eke out a win at Lancer Systems Media Day’s AR-15 drag race. He walked away with a sweet matched receiver set, but not before handing me a B5 Systems Gripstop as a consolation prize . . .
Republished with permission from forcescience.org email blast:
In a provocative, in-depth interview newly posted online, Insp. Chris Butler (above), one of North America’s leading use-of-force experts, minces no words in assessing present shortcomings of police training. “Currently,” he asserts, “many agencies have training paradigms that are directly leading to deaths of officers in the line of duty. This is hard for trainers to swallow, but not all training is good training. And bad training will get officers killed just as fast as no training at all” . . .