BREAKING: Shaneen Allen Avoids Jail for NJ Firearms Charge

Shaneen Allen (courtesy

“Following a review by state Attorney General, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday announced that it would allow a Pennsylvania woman – charged last year with illegally bringing a legally registered gun into New Jersey – to enter into a pre-trial intervention program and avoid jail time,” reports. “Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said in a statement that in applying factors set out in the Attorney General’s review, he had ‘determined that the defendant in this case should be offered the opportunity to be admitted into the Atlantic County PTI program’ and that within the next few weeks his office would be reviewing similarly pending cases.” As Ralph pointed out. you can thank Ray (“pre-trail intervention”) Rice for the decision. [h/t RD]


Passively Constructed Negligent Discharge Story of the Day: Bad Guys Have ND’s Too Edition

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“A woman was reportedly hurt when a gun went off during a robbery early Saturday morning near a South Bend restaurant,” reports, suggesting that the concurrent events were not coincidental. “Police responded shortly before 2 a.m. to the 2000 block of Miami Street, where the woman, 22, and a 25-year-old man said they were robbed by three male suspects, at least one armed with a gun. One of the suspects . . .

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ShootingTheBull410 on Ruger’s New LCR 9mm

Ruger LCR 9mm (courtesy

ShootingTheBull410 writes:

Well, that’s mildly interesting! I love revolvers, but — 9mm in a revolver has never made much sense to me. It’s rimless, meaning you need moon clips, and the gun ends up being about 4 ounces heavier than the .38 Special +P version. That’s a pretty hefty difference, going from 13.5 to 17.5 ounces. Ballistically . . .

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“I Don’t Know Anyone Who’s Ever Had to Use a Gun!”


By Lucas McCain

Not long ago I had a conversation with someone that is radically opposed to firearms. When my presentation of actual facts, naming of my credible sources, and comparisons to airbags, fire extinguishers, and handguns as all being smart precautionary tools became too much for them, they blurted out something along the lines of “I don’t know anybody who has ever used a gun to defend themselves or ever needed to use one!” My reply was simply, “Well, now you do.” And I left it at that. They were practically frothing at this point, so I just walked away . . .

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A Soldier Responds to Rhonda Little’s Gun People and the Jagged Marble


Yesterday, we published newcomer Rhonda Little’s post Gun People and the Jagged Marble. Ms. Little admitted her aversion to firearms but thanked concealed carriers for helping keep people safe. A soldier made the jump to Rhonda’s blog and left the following comment for the author. Ms. Little agreed to republishing it here. “I think he should be thanked by as many people as possible,” Rhonda emailed. As do I.

Ma’am, I’d like to take a moment to say thank you. I read your article “Gun People and the Jagged Marble,” and I was blown away (pun very much intended!). I am a “gun person,” and to hear someone admit that they don’t like guns, but hold no animosity toward those of us who carry legally, was the perfect pick-me-up today. But you didn’t stop there. You thanked us for being willing to do something that most aren’t. I can’t begin to express to you how much your thanks mean to me and, no doubt, to others like me. I am an Infantry officer in the U.S. Army . . .

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NSSF Pushing Gun Safety Message In Airport Ad Campaign


I’m currently in big sky country, the beautiful state of Montana at the headwaters of the Missouri river. One of the perks of the job is that sometimes a company in the industry – in this case, BLACKHAWK! – will invite you to tour their operation, show you some of their newest products and let you use them while sending large quantities of lead downrange, hopefully at some steel and paper targets. Yesterday I got to tour their manufacturing facility in Manhattan (but more on that later). On my way up here though, I was trudging toward the security line in the St. Louis airport early Monday morning when this sign caused me to do a double-take . . .

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Gear Review: More Handgun Hangers



After my review of the Original Handgun Hanger, the nice folks at Gun Storage Solutions sent me a few more of their handgun hanging solutions. Included in the goody bag were the Back-Under, the Back-Over, and the Over-Under. The Back-Under and Back-Over are both designed for the back side of a shelf in a safe while the Over-Under is designed for the front side. All three work very well and help take advantage of unused storage space . . .

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President Obama Endorses Armed Self-Defense – In His Own Special Way

We’ve pointed out prior Obama administration hypocrisy on guns. For example, all the President’s Men are handing out crates of fully-automatic firearms to Syrian “moderates” – knowing that some will make it into the hands of our [other] enemies – while the administration does everything in its power to degrade and destroy Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. At a speech before the United Nations earlier today, the Commander-in-Chief had this to say about our “no boots on the ground” campaign against Islamofascists [18:45] : “There can be no negotiation. No reasoning with this brand of evil. The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force.” As for killers like the ones preying on innocent life at home, the Obama doctrine doesn’t apply. Why is that, I wonder? [h/t Mike]


Question of the Day: What Historic Firearm Would You Most Like to Own?

For this video, Kirsten Joy Weiss has moved from performance shooting (a.k.a., trick shots) into firearms-oriented edutainment. And a fine thing it is too. But while I heart the FN BAR (FN-D light machine gun) it’s not the piece that flicks my Bic. I would dearly love to own a Civil War-era Henry Repeating Rifle, “that damned Yankee rifle that they load on Sunday and shoot all week!” The lever gun the Sioux and Cheyenne used against General Custer when he mistook last man standing for last stand. Yes, well, a particular nice/historic example runs $155k. Price no object, what blast from the past would you want to stash and, I hope, shoot? And why that particular piece?  


CZ’s P-07: Old vs New, Then vs Now, v1.0 vs v2.0

Earlier this year, CZ updated its “CZ 75 P-07 DUTY” and turned it into the “CZ P-07.” I happened to have both iterations, new and old, in-hand so thought I’d quickly check out the changes. Actually, I’ll go ahead and call them upgrades. The brief video above highlights the physical changes. Out on the range, I found that…

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BREAKING: Washington DC Approves “May Issue” Concealed Carry Licensing


Word came late last night that Washington, D.C. had approved legislation to begin issuing concealed carry licenses in the District. The legislation (full text here) brings the District into compliance with a Federal court ruling that clarified that the Second Amendment applies not only within the home but also outside the home — in other words, that concealed carry is a Constitutionally protected right. The major hurdle for obtaining one of these licenses is the fact that the Chief of Police in Washington, D.C. needs to be convinced that you should be issued a permit, and “may” issue that permit depending on their mood at the time. From the newly passed law . . .

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