Question of the Day: Does This Open Carry Takedown Reveal Police Racism?

We’ve been saying it for a long, long time (in Internet terms): all Americans have a natural, civil and Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Some Americans have more of a pressing need to exercise that right than others; entire classes of people are more likely to be subject to violent attack than the average population. Members of the LGBT community, for example. And law-abiding citizens living in crime-infested neighborhoods. They should be armed. The recent “unrest” in Philadelphia and Ferguson has . . .

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Gun Review: Beretta Cx4 Storm

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Beretta released the “Cx4 Storm” in 2003, hoping to compete in the law enforcement market. The case for the Cx4 is strong, since it’s a lightweight, accurate, reliable blowback-operated carbine that allows an officer to use the same magazine as his or her 92 FS or Px4 pistol. Unfortunately for Beretta, most departments have opted for AR-15s and M-4s, so the Cx4 never really achieved the type of US LEO market acceptance that I imagine Beretta would have hoped. But that doesn’t mean the venerable Cx4 isn’t a viable option . . .

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Hillary! Doesn’t Want to Take Your Guns … Except the Ones She Wants to Take

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As I never grow tired of saying, if the anti-second amendment crowd didn’t have bad arguments, they’d have no arguments at all. A blog called Addicting Info published an article written by someone named Sarah containing the following excerpt, which showed up in my news feed this morning. I hesitate to call this a leftist blog, since it appears to be little more than a partisan screed for the Democratic Party, and I’ve known some leftists who have at least made an attempt to feign intellectual integrity; partisan operatives less so . . .

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GLOCK 43 Magazine Problem?

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After spending some more trigger time with my new GLOCK 43, I noticed that one of the magazines was catching when I tried to insert it. Giving the magazine a nice hard tap was to no avail – I had to take it out and re-insert. I also noticed that the plastic at the front of the magazine was starting to mushroom a little bit around the edge. Shortly thereafter, the other magazine started hanging, too. A little investigation with a flashlight revealed . . .

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Quote of the Day: Drop It Like It’s Hot Edition

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“You always have to be worried if there is more than one person with a weapon. Everyone with a firearm is considered a threat until determined otherwise. It is imperative through concealed carry that the license holder needs to put the weapon down and comply. That’s what’s going to help keep them safe and diffuse the situation.” – TEEX Public Safety and Security Division Director Elizabeth Morris in Police preparing for expected approval of guns being allowed on college campuses [at theeagle.com]

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9 Dead in Waco Biker Gang Restaurant Shootout

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Why do we carry guns? This is why: “A shootout among members of several rival motorcycle gangs in a busy shopping plaza in the Central Texas city of Waco on Sunday left at least nine bikers dead and nearly two dozen other people injured, creating chaos on a sprawling parking lot packed with afternoon shoppers, law enforcement officials said.” Members of two gangs just happened to pick the same restaurant? Well, not really. “Waco police officers were already at the scene when the confrontation unfolded because they had anticipated problems as hundreds of bikers from at least five groups gathered at the shopping plaza.” . . .

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Some Oklahoma School Staff Can Now Carry Firearms at Work

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Oklahoma law already allows School Resource Officers to carry firearms in public schools in the Sooner State, but a new law will now allow some teachers to carry as well. Reuters reports that Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill this week that would allow school districts to authorize the carrying of a handgun onto school property by school staff. Oklahoma House Bill 2014 allows school boards to authorize specific staff members who have an armed security guard license or hold a valid reserve peace officer certification . . .

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On Killing

An interview for StoryCorps of 86-year-old WWII veteran Joseph Robertson reveals how, even after about 60 years, he is regularly haunted by images of a young German soldier whom he had no choice but to shoot and kill. “I still see him in my dreams,” says Robertson . . .

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Incendiary Image of the Day: Shoot Now, Phone Later Edition

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“Cincinnati police are investigating a gunfight on Reading Road that sent one bullet through a Metro bus window and others into a Shell gas station,” wlwt.com reports [click on link for video]. “We have 32 cameras here,” gas station manager Mohamed Ahmed told the TV news hounds. “They cost around $6,000 spent here for the security system, and look what happened to it.” Yeah, bad bad guys . . .

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New Broad-Based Coalition Announces June 2 as First-Ever National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Calls on Americans Nationwide to “Wear Orange”

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Press release:

NEW YORKMay 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today a broad coalition of leading organizations, cultural influencers, community members and activists unveiled “Wear Orange” (www.wearorange.org), a new campaign that will amplify existing efforts to reduce gun violence in America.  To help honor the 88 Americans whose lives are cut short by gun violence every day — and the countless survivors whose lives are forever altered by shootings each year — the coalition has designated June 2, 2015 as the first annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day.  On this day, campaign partners invite everyone who agrees we can do more to save American lives from gun violence to do one simple thing: Wear Orange . . .

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Just Arrived: CMMG MK4 PDW – .300 BLK

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If you’d told Nick a few short years ago that .300 BLK would have the market traction it does today, he’d have made a funny giggle, and started muttering, “The world belongs to the early adopters,” or some such nonsense. His earliest predictions seem to have come true and .300 BLK is here to stay. And the kings of the .300 BLK world seem to be the pistols built around Eugene Stoner’s beloved AR system. As it goes, a great many manufacturers have jumped in with both feet, bringing .300 BLK AR pistols to the market. CMMG’s offering is the MK4 PDW . . .

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Check Out the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s New $20M Talladega Park Shooting Facility

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By Chris Buckner via wideopenspaces.com

The newest sportsman’s paradise in Alabama officially opened on May 6 and it looks like a dream come true for the area’s shooters. The CMP Talladega Park is only open on what they’re calling a soft opening now to test out the park and make sure everything is in top shape for the grand opening scheduled for June 5. Visitors were greeted by CMP park employees, as well as Range Master Donnie Heuman, in the massive 13,000-square-foot clubhouse for a safety briefing before filing out to one of the many ranges . . .

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