Americans for Responsible Solutions Post-WA School Shooting Email Blast

Dear Robert,

Shortly after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we drove from New York to Newtown to meet with some of the parents and members of the community who lost so much on that day.

We had no idea what to expect.

We had experienced firsthand the wreckage left in the wake of a mass shooting, but to us, and the entire nation, Newtown felt different . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Raped Pit Bull Edition

TTAG tipster Pascal sent us this gem: an interview with Alice Woodruff, a woman who found a naked man raping her pit bull outside her doorstep. A mentally ill man (obvs) who told Ms. Woodfruff he was going to kill her. Pascal’s takeaway: always keep your gun loaded and don’t fire a warning shot. Really? No props for hanging fire, given the result? Anyway, “Since this is CT, interesting if she is allowed to keep her gun. Not only is she in a gun hell state, she is in a densely populated anti-gun city.”

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If You Shoot It, They Will Come

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At SHOT Show this year, I heard the craziest idea I’d ever heard in my life: someone was going to host a women’s only 3-gun match, and they fully expected to sell out the 200 slots to the match. I laughed because at the time, I could name literally less than 20 women who shoot 3-gun. The concept sounded nice to me, but I never believed they’d get 200 women to sign up. Well, match director Lisa Marie Judy and co-director Kay Miculek have gone and proved me wrong – and I’m thrilled about it! Next weekend is the Brownell’s Lady 3-Gun ProAm in Covington, GA, where a sold-out match will be the first-ever women’s only event in the history of 3-gun . . .

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NYT Editorial Asks “Do Black People Have Equal Gun Rights?”

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The Gray Lady’s headline – Do Black People Have Equal Gun Rights? – is pure clickbait. National Review staff writer Charles C. W. Cooke’s editorial is as solid a pro-guns-for-everyone read as anything you’ll find on TTAG. After torturing his lead to reveal his skin color (white), Cooke embarks on a potted history of American gun control, revealed as an unconstitutional policy rooted in racism. The only real surprise: it’s in The New York Times! Which means, of course, there has to be some anti-gun rights element to the pro-gun screed. Which there is, in the form of a shot across the bow of the NRA . . .

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Suicide-by-Cop Fail, Thanks to Cops’ Marksmanship (Or Lack Thereof)

According to kirotv.com, Washingtonian Hans Hansen’s “cabinet business had failed and he’d been evicted from a Granite Falls industrial park. He has a vascular disease and one of his legs must be amputated soon. He expects to lose his house in January because he hasn’t been able to pay the mortgage. His wife sent him an upsetting text message. He started drinking. Hansen decided to gather several guns that he owned and go to several locations where police might be ‘so he could fire at cars and buildings and engage the police in a gunfight and be killed.'” Nope. Not happening . . .

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Quote of the Day: Hope Over Experience Edition

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“The Safe Act really meets the test of good gun policy. It keeps guns out of the wrong hands, and I think it does that quite effectively.” – New Yorkers Against Gun Violence executive director Leah Gunn Barrett in Cuomo’s Gun Law Plays Well Downstate but Alienates Upstate [at nytimes.com]

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Out of Africa Adventurous Safaris Indicted for Fraud, Money Laundering, Poaching

Out of Africa Adventurous Safaris owners indicted (courtesy ammoland.com)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Press Release [via ammoland.com]:

The owners of Out of Africa Adventurous Safaris [above] were charged with conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts in South Africa in order to defraud American hunters, money laundering and secretly trafficking in rhino horns, announced Sam Hirsch Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division; George L. Beck, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama; and Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The indictment was unsealed Saturday in Montgomery, Alabama following the federal indictment. The indictment charges . . .

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Texas International Firearms Festival Sponsor of the Day: Slide Fire

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The first annual Texas International Firearms Festival – November 8 & 9 at Best of the West Shooting Sports – is just weeks away! You need to buy your day pass today – it’s your chance to sample (and buy) firearms from over two dozen major gun makers. Click here for the full list. Click here to buy a $59 one-day pass or a $95 weekend pass. Ammo included! Slide Fire will be there. You’ve always wanted to shoot a full-auto gun. But renting one is expensive and buying one is, well, astronomical. Not to worry. Full-auto-style  fun is easy to come by with a Slide Fire bump fire stock. It’s affordable, ATF-legal and about as much fun as you can have at a gun range. Come and shoot it!

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Gun Tweet of the Day: What’s The Second Amendment For, Exactly? Edition

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I don’t share the general view that the above Tweet indicates that left-leaning political pundit Kirsten Powers’ is an ignorant slut (term used as a humorous reference to the Saturday Night Live sketch). Powers knows that the founders didn’t enact the Second Amendment to protect hunters from starvation. Or target shooters from boredom. Or even law-abiding citizens from criminal predation. She knows that the 2A is Americans’ bulwark against government tyranny. She just finds it, well, amazing! Amazing that . . .

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Apple Designer Designs Beretta Shotgun [Not Shown]

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“Last month Apple proudly announced it had hired Australian-born aesthetic guru Marc Newson [creator of the "embryo chair" above] to join the tech company’s legendary stable of designers,” businessweek.com‘s Paul Barrett reports. “He’s about to come out with a decidedly low-tech masterpiece: a high-end engraved shotgun to be produced by the Italian firearm manufacturer Beretta.” Specifically . . .

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Question of the Day: Do You Carry an Extra Magazine?

I’m inherently lazy when it comes to carrying. Yes, I pack daily. In some way, shape or form. But I rarely pocket an extra magazine or stripper clip (let alone a speed loader). It’s less a case of complacent slothfulness than not wanting to be weighed down by still more chazerai rattling around in my pockets. But when I’m not toting my 642 or the Bodyguard wheelgun I’m trying out, it’s usually a GLOCK 42 that’s nestled between my waistband and my Calvins. Which means, as Kevin Michalowski points out above, should my 42 prove to be less than Perfection and I encounter a Type 2 malf, my pooch will be well and truly screwed. Do you pack extras? Do you carry an extra mag when you leave the house each day?

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‘Sons of Guns’ Stephanie and Kris Arrested for Child Abuse

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Sons of Guns stars Stephanie Hayden and Kris Ford were arrested Friday in Louisiana,” tmz.com reports, “for allegedly hitting a 9-year-old boy with a belt so hard he bruised. Parish of Livingston officials tell us Kris abused Stephanie’s son from another relationship last month by striking the kid on his lower buttocks area. Stephanie was also taken into custody because her son told cops she was present in the room. She’s not being accused of hitting her kid.” Another Adrian Peterson-style case of down home corporal punishment taken too far? Time will tell. But if the case(s) of Will Hayden, Stephanie’s father, is any indication, this isn’t the end of this story.

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