Rich Grassi: Unload and Show Clear?

Rich Grassi [via] writes:

In spite of the date – Income Tax Day – a pair of issues from a few weeks ago combine to make a point that should be examined. Mike Seeklander noted and pointed out ‘training scars’ – a behavior ingrained through repetition on the range that runs against that which is appropriate on the street. His piece had to do with observations he’d made during training events he taught in which he had students participate in a shoot-off. Like most of us, he feels that competition can be helpful in driving up the appropriate type of stress and to harden the retention of lessons learned in the class. He specifically orders all students to  . . .

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Why is This Right Different From All Other Rights?


By Hineni

I’d like to offer my condolences to the family of William Lewis Corporon, Reat Underwood, and Terri LaManno. May you find comfort and hope in your time of loss. There are people, both Jews and non-Jews, who will find in this latest act of horrific murder a reason to call for further restrictions on the fundamental right to keep and bear arms. In this time of holiness for Jews and Christians, I’m compelled to reflect on the meaning of freedom and our responsibilities to our fellow man. As a Jew, I believe that restricting these rights is not in keeping with the teachings of Passover. Traditionally we ask four questions to help tell the story of the Exodus, but today I only have one . . .

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Violence Policy Center: NRA Show Shows NRA As Industry Shill


Email blast from the Violence Policy Center re: the NRA’s upcoming Annual Meeting (TTAG will be there):

Dear VPC Supporter,

Wayne LaPierre, Ted Nugent, and the rest of the NRA leadership will be in Indianapolis later this month for the NRA’s annual meeting which begins on April 25. We don’t expect they will mention the fact that Indianapolis has a murder rate higher than Chicago’s and that most of those killings are committed with guns. And we don’t expect them to stop opposing even the most limited policy changes that would help stop the gun violence epidemic. We do expect, however, that gun industry representatives will be there in force to promote “spectacular displays of firearms … from every major firearm company in the country.” . . .

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Elvis Presley Estate Sues Beretta for Copyright Infringment

I’m sorry. Before I report the details of the Elvis Presley estate’s legal action against Beretta for copyright infringement I just gotta say: that’s one of the funniest videos I’ve ever seen. Dueling rhinestone-clad Elvis imitators competing for attention at Beretta’s SHOT Show stand using the same signature moves? LMAO. Anyway, reports that “Elvis Presley Enterprises filed the suit against Beretta, claiming the gunco hijacked Elvis’s face and good name to hawk its new model 692 shotgun.” Not so new, the 692, but it’s certainly true that the guardians of The King’s legacy are not shy about protecting his heirs’ inheritance. And have done so successfully in the past. (Just takin’ care of business, baby.) Expect a settlement soon.


CT Man Arrested for Unregistered AR, Hi-Cap Magazines


“A 65-year-old man faces an array of charges after shooting a squirrel in his yard Monday morning, police said in a press release.” That’s the word from But the punctured rodent wasn’t the most significant offense James Togio of Milford, Connecticut will have to contend with. Sure, he’s now facing charges of unlawful discharge of a firearm, cruelty to an animal, first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree breach of peace. But what makes Togio’s arrest noteworthy is that he’s also been charged with failure to register an assault rifle and three counts of possessing large-capacity magazines . . .

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