What’s Missing from This Post-Charleston Church Shooting Letter to Community Colleges?

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How Should Community Colleges Respond to Charleston?

Vik Bahl
June 21, 2015

Our hearts are broken. How can words possibly respond to the ongoing butchering of precious Black lives? The heartless and horrific terrorism visited upon our brothers and sisters at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina by a white supremacist invoked the historical rhetoric of lynching and the global signifiers of European imperialism. Dylann Roof is part of a movement and culture that is an integral part of the fabric not just of America’s past but also its present. Roof’s ideology and stated justifications reflect a virulent mix of white entitlement and resentment, male sexual anxiety, and the willingness to use obscene violence in response to Obama’s presidency and the demands for dignity and justice put forth by the profound “#Black Lives Matter” grassroots social movement . . .

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NJ Court Denies Man Pistol Permit Due to Wife’s Drug Abuse Convictions

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Is New Jersey America’s black hole when it comes to gun rights? You could make the case that Hawaii deserves that honor. Or California. But this story out of the Garden State elevates Governor Christie’s home to a new level in the annals of gun control-related Constitutional infringement. Specifically, “A state appellate court has ruled that a southern New Jersey man cannot buy guns because his wife is a convicted felon who’s been accused of domestic violence . . .

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Gear Review: Taran Tactical Innovations +2 Baseplate for the Glock 43

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I recently wrote about my first trip to the range with my new GLOCK-brand GLOCK 43. At the time, some characterized my literary investigation into the micro-GLOCK’s advantages and disadvantages as “whining.” A new product from Taran Tactical Innovations has elevated my opinion of the 43’s suitability as an everyday carry pistol, reducing my whining concerns considerably . . .

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A Tale of Campus Carry. Or Lack Thereof . . .

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A TTAG reader writes:

Our campus police have been trying for years to get patrol rifles for when they’re needed. Locked up until the specific order is given. The VPs opened the whole thing up for discussion to the campus. The hippie profs and their hippie students pouted/screamed until the admin backed down. They claimed that the cops were going to actually patrol with rifles, and students would certainly be shot. Meanwhile, there’s a GFZ [Gun Free Zone] with limited police on duty. AND as everyone says “it can’t happen here.” Yes but it HAS happened here. There was a targeted killing of an ex-GF. Walked in, shot her twice, walked out.

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Sara Tipton: A Lapsed Catholic’s View of the Pope’s Contempt for Arms Makers

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I grew up Catholic. My mother is still a devout Catholic. My dad follows the best he can, and my sister and her kids are all Catholic and my brother’s wife recently converted from Mormonism to Catholicism. My parents sent me to a Catholic school. I went to St. John’s the Evangilist Catholic elementary school in Loveland, Colorado, kindergarten through 6th grade. I went to mass every Friday, all necessary church masses (holidays), and of course every Sunday. Every . . . single . . . Sunday . . .

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Dem Hopeful O’Malley Doubles Down on Gun Control

BALTIMORE, MD --5/15/10-- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley gives the thumb up right before the start of the 135th running of the Preakness Stakes.  PHOTO BY:Kenneth K. Lam [Baltimore Sun staff] #2477   MANDATORY CREDIT:  Baltimore Examiner and Washington Examiner OUT ORG XMIT: BAL1005152007330720

Martin O’Malley used to be the governor of Maryland, one of the states which enacted some of the most ridiculous and restrictive gun control laws in the United States. And despite all of those laws putting roadblocks up to make civilian gun ownership more difficult, shootings in Maryland have increased. In short, looking around the country, gun control legislation seems to spur “gun violence” rather than reduce it. Nevertheless, in the wake of the Charleston church shooting, presidential candidate O’Malley has decided to dedicate his campaign to spreading the gospel of gun control and making it known that infringing on the civil rights of Americans is one his top priorities . . .

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Question of the Day: How Do You Train at an Indoor Range?

Square ranges are awfully limiting. As Kevin Michalowski points out in the video above, they place all manner of limits on what you can do within your assigned lane. Drawing and firing from a holster is almost always verboten. Rapid fire? Some allow it, some don’t. And by their nature, none of them let you move around enough to practice as you need to for real-world situations. But that doesn’t mean you can’t accomplish something when an indoor range is all you have. What’s your favorite indoor range training drill?

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BREAKING: New York Releases Number of Registered “Assault Weapons.” Massive Non-Compliance Revealed

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“Since New York’s SAFE Act gun control law went into effect in January 2013, a total of 23,847 people have applied to register their newly defined assault-style weapons with the State Police,” timesunion.com reports “Those individuals have registered a total of 44,485 weapons.” As suspected, the long-delayed release of the numbers indicates an enormous display of “Irish democracy.” In other words, most of New York’s AR-style rifle owners failed to comply with the SAFE Act mandate. How many? Well . . .

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Gun Review: TISAS ZIG M1911

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I’ve come to my senses over the last few years when it comes to the 1911. I used to think of it as a dated and archaic design, but the more I learned about firearms design the more respect I have for the firearm. I now own a couple copies myself, a nice Wilson Combat and an okay Springfield. That Springfield always irked me a bit, though — the gun is inexpensive, and it shows in the details, but it would take such little effort to make that ~$500 gun feel like a $1,000 gun. When TISAS sent us an email and offered to send us a copy of their ZIG 1911, I was looking forward to seeing if the Turks could succeed in providing a quality budget-priced 1911 where the Americans had failed.

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nj.com: Turn the Hose on Gun Rights Protestors!

“A group of gun rights fanatics protested last week at the home of Senate President Steve Sweeney,” an nj.com editorial reports (substituting the word “fanatics” for “protestors”), “throwing reckless accusations at him, annoying his wife, and scaring the wits out his disabled daughter. Sweeney, after holding his crying daughter in his arms for two hours, turned on his sprinklers to soak the motley crew of malcontents. To which we say: Right on.” Does the idea of dousing civil rights advocates remind you of anything? [Click here for a trip down memory lane.] The protesters took their “punishment” in stride. But that wasn’t good enough for nj.com . . .

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Texas “No Guns Allowed” Signs – Winning!

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“The next tussle over Texas’ new open carry law is likely to come over one of its more mundane requirements: signs,” dallasnews.com conjects. Erroneously. Sorry guys, but this one’s a done deal. Come January 1, Texas businesses that wish to ban concealed carry will have to update their 30.06 signs (with mandatory 1″ tall letters in contrasting colors, prominently displayed at the entrance of a business) to conform to the new law, which changes the wording from “concealed handgun” [as above] to “handgun.” But wait! That’s not all . . .

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