Liberty Ammunition is Official Ammo Supplier to TTAG

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We don’t have to tell you that, depending on the part of the country and the caliber, ammo can be difficult to get. Still. When you’re in the business of reviewing guns, that can be a problem. Which is why we’re so happy to have solved that problem in most cases by partnering with Liberty Ammunition for our gun food needs. Here’s their press release . . .

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BREAKING: BLM [Not Shown] Backs Down at the Bundy Ranch

Whatever it was about, it appears that the Bundy Ranch vs. the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) confrontation has reached a successful conclusion. TTAG’s man on the ground, Bryan Hyde, reports that the BLM is backing down from a battle over grazing rights on federal lands. Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie brokered a deal with the BLM to release the Bundy Ranch’s impounded cattle and allow their owner to graze the bovines on public lands again. Bryan tells us that during the Sheriff’s press conference at the Bundy Ranch to announce the deal, Bundy was surrounded by militia types in “full battle rattle.” And that the rancher isn’t satisfied with the latest arrangement. Meanwhile, a reliable source says there’s a large police staging area on Mormon Butte, just south of the Bundyville exit, with SWAT a plenty. More info as we get it.

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Question of the Day: What is the Bundy Ranch “Range War” About?

Click here for conservative commentator Dana Loesch’s look at the history of the Bundy Ranch confrontation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Cliven Bundy reckons he had access to federal lands that predates BLM supervision. At some point he didn’t pay the BLM grazing fees for his cattle – but did pay the State of Nevada an unspecified amount. And then endangered turtles entered the scene. And maybe something about fracking. And political favors. I still don’t understand what this “range war” is all about. Can someone please explain what’s at stake and why militias are deploying on Bundy land? Meanwhile, here’s Shiree Bundy Cox’s explanation of the kerfuffle . . .

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Retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens: My “Fix” for the Second Amendment

 Supreme Court Justice Stevens (courtesy frugal-cafe.com)Back in February, I eviscerated an essay by Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Paul Barrett riffing on retired Supreme Court Justice Steven’s proposed change to the Second Amendment. Yesterday’s washingtonpost.com published a larger excerpt from Justice Stevens’ new book Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution. Stevens’ nonsense logic on Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms should not go unchallenged. Again. Still. So know this: Stevens believes the Founding Fathers added the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution to protect “keeping and bearing arms for military purposes.” Stevens also believes . . .

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Quote of the Day: Detroit Free Fire Zone Edition

Ron Scott of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality  (courtesy myfoxdetroit.com)

“Certainly people have a right to defend themselves in their home but they do not have a right to make it a free-fire zone, and the chief, or his spokesperson, should never put that in the minds of people. We must operate not on the basis of fear but on the basis of understanding and how we as a community can come together to stop the violence.” – Ron Scott of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, quoted in Homeowners using deadly force against intruders: Has it gone too far? [via myfoxdetroit.com]

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Daily Digest: Cost Of A Casket Edition

Kansas_State_Capitol courtesy wikipedia.orgThis one slipped through the cracks for a few days, but Kansas legislators passed a bill last Saturday that would seem to encourage the practice of open carry in that state. Open carry is already legal in Kansas, but HB 2578 reinforces that with a state level preemption, saying that cities and counties are prohibited from adopting or enforcing regulations regarding firearms, and further prohibits any regulations relating to federal firearms licensees that are more restrictive than similar regulations regarding the sale of any other commercial goods. The new law specifically and categorically nullifies any ordinances, resolutions or regulations already in place prior to the effective date of the bill. Read on for one of the more ridiculous Lockdowns in recent memory . . .

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BREAKING: Remington Recalls Model 700 and Model Seven Rifles for Trigger Trouble

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Remington Arms has thrown in the towel re: claims that their flagship Model 700 rifles are not drop safe/safe from unintentional discharges. The company has just announced (on a Friday, of course) a Voluntary Product Recall of all 700s and Model Seven’s with the X-Mark Pro triggers manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014. No doubt The Freedom Group this announcement accompanies an agreement to settle the lawsuits filed against the company by injured parties. Equally certain: the payout will trigger the arrival of an entire fleet of ambulance chasers. Add in the cost of this recall and man, that’s got to hurt. But not as much as getting shot by your own rifle. Press release after the jump . . .

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