Question of the Day: Why Does the Mainstream Media Cling to Gun Control?

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Over at the Washington Post’s blog The Fix, Amber Phillips writes what should be the final word on the current state of civilian disarmament in America. “Gun control is still going nowhere in Congress,” Phillips asserts. “And in fact, with every major mass shooting in America, gun-rights supporters seem to be digging in even further — and bringing the rest of America along with them.” Note the words “in fact” . . .

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Gun Review: Primary Weapons Systems T3 Summit Rifle

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SHOT Show 2011: Primary Weapons Systems introduces its T3 Summit Rifle, a 10/22-based, .22 LR rifle with a really slick toggle action (think biathlon gun). It is one of the coolest, sexiest looking rifles anywhere with its carbon fiber tension barrel and sculpted, laminated stock. It’s lightweight, lights out accurate, and whisper quiet when suppressed. Yet, fast forward to a couple months ago and I picked up serial number 495 fresh off the production line. Seriously, WTF? This thing is freaking sweet. PWS should sell that many every month! Why aren’t they? Let’s go in for a closer look . . .

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‘News Report’ Tries to Stir Up Anti-Gun Demand Where Little Exists

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“The shootings in Louisiana now have several groups calling for gun control measures that are more strict in Colorado and across the country,” Fox 31 “reported” in a thinly-disguised promotional piece for Michael Bloomberg’s  interests that ignored the real story. “Tonight, Lafayette Louisiana joins the long and growing list of cities like Charleston, Aurora and Littleton to become national symbols of gun violence,” propagandist-disguised-as-newsman Mark Meredith solemnly intoned. “Today, on Denver’s 16th Street Mall, a handful of women with the group Moms Demand Action, hit the streets near a movie theater, hoping movie-goers will hear their call for action.” . . .

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Dentist’s Dubious Lion Kill Triggers Anti-Hunting Outcry

“Walter James Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, is believed to have paid £35,000 to shoot and kill the much-loved lion with a bow and arrow,” telegraph.co.uk reports. “The animal was shot on July 1 in Hwange National Park. Two independent sources have confirmed the hunter’s identity to the paper, which has also seen a copy of the relevant hunting permit.” Note: shot with a rifle after 40 hours of post-bow shot chasing. The real problem . . .

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Guns for Beginners: It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over

Thomas McCary (courtesy foxnews.com)

“Thomas McCary [above] was arguing with a woman around 8 p.m. Sunday night,” foxnews.com reports. “When the woman’s brother, Patrick Ewing, approached, McCary pulled out a .38-caliber handgun and fired three shots at him. Ewing didn’t get hit, but he did get his own gun and returned fire, wounding McCary in the leg. Ewing had a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Injured, McCary went into his house . . .” At that point it’s safe to say that many people would consider themselves relatively safe. Wounded attacker skulks off. Call the cops, keep a wary eye out, but generally let your guard down. It’s a natural tendency . . .

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This Is Why We Carry: Maine Police Stand By During Murders, Arson

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By James England via concealednation.org

Civil society is based on one thing and one thing alone: the rule of law.  We abide each other, our neighbors, and strangers all upon the basis that the law will be enforced to protect us and enable good commerce. A lot of gun control advocates will tell you all about how the police are sufficient to protect you. They’ll say that if you’re robbed or mugged or attacked, just roll over and play dead. The police will fix everything. There’s no need to own a gun or carry a gun on you – that’s barbaric. And then we run into cases like this one . . .

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Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: LiveLeak Dad

We’re all for getting children acclimated to guns from an early age to teach them the respect and safe handling everyone should have for firearms. And from watching the little girl in the video manipulate the gun, odds are that’s only an airsoft pistol. Still. This isn’t the kind of safety training anyone who cares about instilling respect for firearms gives their children. We’re pretty sure the unidentified father has never even heard of Eddie Eagle, let alone the four rules. So for his conspicuous irresponsibility with his progeny vis a vis firearms safety, we award LiveLeak Dad our IGOTD title with an instant hall of fame nomination to boot.

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BREAKING: Los Angeles Bans Possession of “High Capacity” Magazines

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The State of California has had a law on the books for years now banning the purchase, manufacture, or importation of new “high capacity” magazines within the borders of their state. This hasn’t stopped California from leading the United States in firearms related fatalities. Despite the impotence of the existing amazingly strict firearms related laws on the books to stop the “gun violence” in the state, the city of Los Angeles just passed a brand new ordinance that goes a step further and bans the mere possession of “high capacity” magazines . . .

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Last Call for the Summer Content Contest

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We’re in the home stretch now. There are still lots of Summer Content Contest in the hopper that we’ll be running for the next ten days or so, but you still have time to get yours in. That’s right, you still have a shot at a Henry Octagon Frontier lever gun or 250 rounds of Winchester AA ammo in a commemorative box. Just get your entry in by midnight Friday (click link above for details). What are you waiting for?

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ATF Re-Classifies Certain Flares and 40mm Chalk Rounds as Explosives, Begins Confiscation

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The ATF is on a bit of a hit streak when it comes to random reclassifications. First they arbitrarily and capriciously changed their collective mind on the pistol stabilizing brace. Then they tried to ban M855 ammunition by branding it as “armor piercing.” Now it seems that they are turning their gaze upon some of the less common items and applying their similarly capricious thought processes. The latest targets are types of projectiles which can be fired from 40mm grenade launchers, specifically parachute flares and chalk practice rounds. And their ruling could soon be expanded to include all ammunition bigger than 1/2 inch in diameter . . .

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