Did That Fake NYC Gun Store Violate the SAFE Act?

As we reported earlier, a group of anti-civil rights activists styled as the States United to Prevent Gun Violence opened up a “gun store” in New York City recently. The salesperson behind the counter (an actor) showed various kinds of firearms to prospective customers while informing them of notable crimes that had been committed with each particular model. Does it sound like the gun control crowd is getting desperate? Even the generally pro-gun control Huffington Post acknowledged that the story and video were “a change of tactics for the gun control lobby, which has lost a series of high-profile battles in state and local legislatures” . . .

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Schooling A Young Scholar on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

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Judging from her bio at Black Heart Magazine, one would think that Katie Jeddeloh would make an excellent opinion columnist. An English/Poli Sci/Philosophy triple major at Saint Olaf College should be able to write clearly and eloquently, be familiar with how governments and their citizens interact and be able to pick the wheat from the chaff while examining different arguments. Sadly, those skills aren’t evident in her piece ‘Ban on bullets incites NRA anger‘ posted in the Manitou Messenger, St. Olaf’s student newspaper . . .

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Florida ‘PolitiFact’ Slants Analysis of Gators and Guns

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A bill to allow campus carry in Florida is winding its way through the legislature. As part of his testimony in support of the bill, Florida Students for Concealed Carry president Erek Culbreath, president made the following claim: “According to the state of Florida, you are almost twice as likely to be attacked by an alligator than by someone who happens to carry a conceal-and-carry permit.” That got the attention of PolitiFact Florida’s Amy Sherman who decided to vet the claim . . .

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How to Hone Your Double-Action Trigger Pull

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By Constantine via concealednation.org

Trigger control is one of the fundamental elements of shooting. Combined with grip, stance, sight alignment and breathing, you must master trigger control to shoot accurately, quickly, and with confidence. If you carry a double-action revolver, DA/SA semi-auto, or DAO semi-auto, you will have a trigger which is long and heavy compared to the single-action pull on a 1911 or Hi-Power. With the traditional double action pistol, the first pull is the long DA variety, followed by the shorter, lighter SA pull when the hammer is cocked. The key to good DA trigger control is minimal disturbance of the sight alignment from beginning to end. Even when “point shooting” at very close range . . .

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The CSGV Stops Making Sense. Again. Still.

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The Campaign to Stop People Thinking Rationally About Guns Gun Violence posted the above graphic on their Facebook page. They captioned the screen grab as follows: “The gun used by the Boston Bombers was–you guessed it–trafficked through multiple private transfers. A universal background check in Maine very well could have stopped this gun from making its way to Portland, Maine and then the Tsarnaev Brothers. The brothers also honed their shooting skills at Manchester Firing Line Range, LLC.” When I posted this on TTAG’s Facebook page, our followers issued an enormous SMH. Here’s a small sampling of some of the best comments from the 253 (and counting) offered . . .

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Lott: FBI Cooking the Books on Mass Shootings

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Historically, the FBI Uniform Crime Report has been a more or less trustworthy source of crime data, depending as it does on the accuracy of crime-related data supplied by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Now, not so much. “”The FBI put out a clearly incorrect set of numbers on public shootings shortly before the November election last year,” claims John “More Guns, Less Crime” Lott “I have been reading FBI reports for 30 years and I have never seen anything like this .” He is shocked I tell you, shocked. “It is one thing for the Bureau of Justice Statistics or the National Institute of Justice to put out politically biased studies . . .

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New From GASTON J. GLOCK style LP: Sevigny Gun Barrel Damascus Knives

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Knife knuts usually appreciate the swirling beauty of Damascus steel for its own sake. But to spur the interest of collectors, GASTON J. GLOCK style LP, has taken to crafting unique blades out of historic steel. Like one utilizing hull material from a WWII German battleship. Or a wehrmacht tank. Their latest effort utilizes the barrels of some of the GLOCKs that pro shooter Dave Sevigny used to win some of his many titles. Unlike the guns that sacrificed themselves to create them, these are decidedly not utilitarian cutting tools. The three fixed blades will set you back between $3900 and $4500 depending on the knife and handle material. Press release after the jump . . .

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Question of the Day: What’s Your Favorite Bullpup?

Post people love ‘em or hate ‘em. On the pro side, they’re short, maneuverable and fun to shoot. As for cons, mag changes can be awkward, ejection can be an adventure and some people are a little skittish about having a round (especially a 12 gauge, in the case of the KSG) going boom immediately adjacent to their face. But if you’ve shot one, you know that they can be a hell of a lot of fun. Not to mention an effective home defense option. Iraq Veteran 8888 (above) seems particularly taken with the FN P90. And why not? What’s your favorite bullpup gun?

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Gear Review: Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0 Holster

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First contact with Alien Gear holsters was made almost exactly two years ago, when they invaded the market with a new species of hybrid holster. Now on version 2.0, the Cloak Tuck was hatched to be the most comfortable holster possible, while landing at a price that’s out-of-this-world low. My close encounter of the 2.0 kind started last November. . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: The Only Thing That Stops a Bad Guy with a Box Cutter Slashing his Mother’s Throat Is a Good Guy with a Gun.

I wish we didn’t live in a world where people try to slash their mother’s throat – or any of the other heinous, violent things people do to each other. But we do. “Victoria Mendez was driving home from work around 10:30 Sunday night when she saw her estranged son standing near the corner of 50th Drive and Windrose, just down the street from her house on the northern Glendale-Phoenix border,” azfamily.com reports. “‘I rolled my passenger window down and I said, ‘Hey Hakeem [Shawky, above], what’s up? How are you doing?’ she explained. ‘And he popped his head into my window and he says, ‘I just want to give you a kiss, mama.’ . . .

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Guns for Beginners: Three Tips for Buying Your First Handgun

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Choice is a good thing – except when it isn’t. Ever seen someone standing stock still in front of the spaghetti sauce section of their local supermarket? Like that. You can also find analysis paralysis at your local gun store, where blank-faced first-time customers confront hundreds of choices. Salesmen [sometimes] try to guide consumers through this farrago of firearms. More often it’s a “helpful” friend touting personal preference as received gospel. Never mind. Here are three steps for first-time handgun buyers to help them buy the right gun . . .

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Quote of the Day: Outside Agitator Edition

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“Openly carrying a weapon — which is allowed by the constitution — disrupts basically everything going on in the city. I have a great deal of respect for the Second Amendment … but I have very little patience for people who come in to make show and disrupt city operations.” – Aurora (CO) city councilman Bob LeGare in Aurora bans open carry of guns at the municipal center [at denverpost.com]

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