The ATF’s jackbooted and illegal raid on Ares Armor has made headlines for days, but it doesn’t seem to have intimidated the National City, CA manufacturer one bit. Instead of bowing and scraping to the ATFE’s scofflaws with badges, they’re using the ATFE’s notoriety to help them move some of their (remaining) inventory.
We’ve heard plenty about the ‘seepage’ of arms from the Mexican army and police forces into criminal hands, but we’re not quite so used to it happening here at home. When twenty-six AK-74 rifles and one Dragunov sniper rifle went missing from a U.S. Army storage depot at Fort Irwin, California, however, Army officials knew […]
Forget what we said earlier, about ATF Acting Head (case) Kenneth Melson going gently into that good night. Apparently, he’s circled the wagons, barricaded himself in his bunker, and put out a call to Ava Braun. That’s right, campers. The embattled head of the Agency Most Likely To Commit A Crime In The Name Of […]
The Wall St. Journal is reporting this AM that, according to the proverbial “unnamed sources,” BAFTE (and sometimes Really Big Fires) acting director Kenneth Melson will be joining the history team sometime within the next week or so. Melson, who’s been taking his title of “acting” head a wee bit too seriously since April of […]
While I write about guns here on TTAG, my main gig is as a marketing guy. As such, I have a little different perspective on a lot of news stories. I often-times see scandal-type stories through the prism of press releases, spin doctoring, and manufactured consent. And lemme tell ya, there’s two ways you can […]
Just when you thought it was safe to open your inbox, along comes another missive from the National Association for Gun Rights. Today’s edition covers an ad paid for by Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund” or “MAIGAF” (my gaffe?). The ad tries to forge a connection between the so-called “gun show loophole” and […]
Somebody once asked me, what’s the difference was between “insane” and “eccentric.” I replied “about $2,000,000.” Behavior that would earn you a canvas blazer with wraparound arms and a room with comfy, padded walls if you’re financially-challenged will not put you away if you are, shall with say, “with money.” On the contrary, if you’re […]