President Obama on Oregon Shooting: This IS Political

In the immediate aftermath of the school shooting in Oregon. President Obama called for more gun control. [Click here to read the full statement.] “As I said just a few months ago, and I said a few months before that, and I said each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough. It’s not enough . . . and it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America. Next week or a couple of months from now . . . It cannot be this easy for someone who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun . . .

Read More


“We Lost Our Daughter to a Mass Shooter and Now Owe $203,000 to His Ammo Dealer” And?

Lonnie and Sandy Phillips (courtesy

Over at, Lonnie and Sandy Phillips [above], parents of Aurora cinema massacre victim Jessica Ghawi, have penned a post decrying the outcome of their lawsuit against Lucky Gunner for selling spree killer James Holmes “armor piercing” ammunition [their term]. The Phillips lost their suit. The judge awarded the respondents a $203k settlement. TTAG reader DH has this to say about that:

First,  Mr. and Mrs. Phillips, I’m sorry you lost your daughter. No one should have to endure that. You may want to stop reading now . . .

Read More


Leaked Document: UT Considers Ban on Guns in “Recreational Facilities”

David E. Daniel (courtesy

We’ve received another leaked document from an administrative official in Texas’ university system looking at the implementation of the state’s recently enacted campus carry law. This time it’s from David E. Daniel, former President of UT-Dallas, now Deputy Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer of the UT System. Daniel’s strangely titled document – A “Strawman” Approach to Exclusion Zones – contains a familiar list of potential “gun-free” zones: patient care areas, child care facilities (for the children), laboratories with dangerous chemicals, etc. And then there are some less “understandable” inclusions. Animal care facilities? And . . .

Read More


BREAKING: Oregon Shooter Asked His Victims’ Religion

151001143736-05-oregon-shooting-exlarge-169 reports that “The shooter at Umpqua Community College on Thursday asked people to state their religion and then started firing, one student said. Kortney Moore, an 18-year-old, told the News Review she was sitting in her writing class when a bullet blasted through the window. She saw her teacher shot in the head then noticed that the shooter was in the classroom. Moore said the shooter told people to get on the ground. He then asked people to stand up and state their religion but started firing anywhere. She was on the ground next to people who’d been shot. At least 13 people have been killed, according to several sources.”


BREAKING: Oregon Campus Shooter Now Reported Dead


Early reports indicated that the Umpqua Community College shooter had been taken into custody. As is so often the case in these situations, early reports are frequently wrong. Now CNN reports that “The man who authorities believe opened fire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College on Thursday is dead, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told reporters.” There’s no information yet as to whether he was killed by police or committed suicide. “The suspect was a 20-year-old man, according to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.” We’ll no doubt hear much more about the shooter and how he died in the hours and days ahead. Stay tuned.


Three Reasons to Carry a Concealed Handgun on Campus

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 2.31.09 PM

By Jon via

Dismissing college students as bumbling idiots incapable of assuming adult responsibilities could end up costing lives. Theirs. Making the argument that college students don’t deserve to lawfully arm themselves puts them in serious danger. Here are four good reasons why college students across should be allowed to carry. Ignoring them could result in (more) disaster on campus . . .

Read More


BREAKING: White House Responds to OR School Shooting with Call for More Gun Control

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest (courtesy

Well that didn’t take long. Or relevant information. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest reacted to the Oregon Umpqua College shooting by reiterating the administration’s support for gun control. “The president has been quite candid about how this is and has been a source of frustration for him.” Apparently, the “vast majority of the American people” agreed with Obama “on some element of gun control.” That said, the White House flew the white flag, signaling the unlikelihood of Congressional action on gun control.  “Fundamental change” in the country is necessary for political action, Earnest said. [ht DrVino]


Hillary Clinton: U.S. Supreme Court “Wrong” On Second Amendment, Promises New Assault Weapons Ban

“Hillary Clinton slammed the Supreme Court as ‘wrong on the Second Amendment’ according to audio of her remarks obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.” Speaking at a fundraiser was hosted at the Greenwich Village home of convicted felon John Zaccaro (intent to distribute cocaine), Ms. Clinton re-stated her support for a new “assault weapons” ban . . .

Read More


Atlantic Magazine: Gun Rights Are Racist

American gun control laws were born in the South, created and enforced to keep black men and women disarmed and defenseless. Anyone who doubts this fact need only watch the video above. Or read the Supreme Court’s Heller decision. Throughout that landmark ruling, the Court exposes the racist roots of American gun control, including The Colfax Massacre. How, then, do Atlantic magazine writer Saul Cornell and Eric M. Ruben justify their anti-open carry and -shall-issue polemic The Slave-State Origins of Modern Gun Rights (a reworking of their Yale Law Journal article Firearm Regionalism and Public Carry: Placing Southern Antebellum Case Law in Context)? Simple . . .

Read More


CNN Report: Veterans Tried to leave Classroom to Stop Shooter, Denied By Staff


On CNN right now, one person is reporting that a number of military veterans were present at the community college at the time of the shooting earlier today. They report that the veterans wanted to leave the classroom to try and stop the shooter, but the staff at the college stopped them from leaving the classroom. An audio recording of the incident indicates that it took five minutes from the initial radio call for the police to engage the shooter.


AUDIO: Police & Fire Radio Recording of Oregon School Shooting

The above is the raw audio feed from the local law enforcement and fire radio network from the area responsible for Umpqua Community College. The radio recording runs from the first radio call reporting the incident and runs for 30 minutes. At 4:52 police officers report exchanging gunfire with the attacker, and confirm that the attacker has “a long gun.” Within 8 minutes the subject is in custody.


Kel-Tec at the 2015 Texas Firearms Festival. Come and Shoot it! KSGs, SUB-2000s and PMR-30s For Sale!

KSG (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

(sponsored post)

Kel-Tec is set to make its Texas Firearm Festival debut on November 14 and 15 at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Liberty Hill. The Florida gunmaker will be offering Shooter and VIP ticket holders the chance to get to grips with their unique KSG shotgun. The KSG continues Kel-Tec’s well-earned reputation as an innovative gunmaker. Its bullpup design and large capacity (6+6+1) redefines the personal defense shotgun. Shooting the KSG is a trip! And now the really good news . . .

Read More