Ares Armor Makes Lemonade With “BATFE Inspected Quality” LPKs

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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…

ATFE Investigates U.S. Army’s Lost AK-74s: I Feel So Much Better Now

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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. …

ATF Death Watch 20: Hell No, I Won’t Go!

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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…

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ATF Death Watch 15 – And Another One Rides the Bus

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…

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The Who, What, When, Why, and How of the ATF

You know, here at TTAG, we treat the ATF with the same reverence and respect that we used to treat GM back in the early days of TTAC. Which is…

A Little Media Advice for the ATF

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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….

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 the Columbine High School massacre. For added emphasis, it cites both then-Presidential candidates Senators McCain and Obama, who supported “closing the gun show loophole.” The National Association for Gun Rights or NAGRs—pronounced “NAG-GERS” just to be sure we’re clear that we’re not racists nor gun nuts) are busy banging the gong, warning that Congress wants to take away your right to buy a gun at a gun show without a background check.

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Anti-Gunners Exposed! Or Not. The Gun Show Loophole Madness Continues . . .

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…

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Editorial: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Ideologue or Idiot?

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…

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