NRA Convention: Badges? Badges?!

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Badges? Badges?! We don’ need no steekin’ BADGES! (Come on…you would have been disappointed if I didn’t.) Yep. You see a lot of weird, wild, off-beat stuff here at the…

Pittsburgh 2011 vs. Charlotte 2010. What a Difference a Year Makes.

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Well, we’re at it again at the NRA show. And it’s about everything you’d expect – more exhibits, more speeches, more rallying the troops against those who would take away…

The First TTAG Meet-up @ The NRA Confab

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As you’ve probably already read, TTAG will be out in force, covering the NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits like GSR on a competition shooter’s hand. Or something. A number of…

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TTAG Blogs the NRA Confab

Yes, the annual love fest that is the NRA’s meet n’ greet for the firearms faithful is coming up again this April, this time in Beautiful, Downtown Pittsburgh. (!) And…

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NRA Wrap-up: The Other Side Sounds [A Bit] Off

Since I’m trapped in a long metal cylinder busy defying gravity, and some fools thought it would be a good idea to give everybody with a computer access to free…

2010 NRA ConFab: Final Observations

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As I get ready for my trip back to the real world, I thought I’d share a couple of observations about the NRA show. Keep in mind, this is my…

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NRA versus Brady Campaign: Compare & Contrast

The NRA show just wrapped up this afternoon. It was a three-day event – a trade show/seminars/celebration of values. The average attendee spent a couple of hundred dollars to attend…

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Newt Gives a Fig About the 2nd.

You gotta hand it to the NRA. When a last-minute scheduling conflict prevented Sean Hannity from delivering tonight’s keynote address, who did they tap to take his place? Last year’s…

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Chuck Norris Rocks. And the Applebaums Know It.

We have a saying in the Lone Star State: “Don’t Mess With Texas.” In the rest of the free world, they say “Don’t Mess With Chuck Norris.” Nowhere is that…

NRA Convention: This thing is BIG…

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Get your mind out of the gutter. I’m talking about the SHOW. If I’m not mistaken (not impossible, but dare I say kind of unlikely in this case), the only…

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Here Come de Judge. Again. To the NRA Show.

Taurus is back. No bull. And this time they’ve brought something like a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Not-So-Nice-Guy to the party. I don’t know if this piece is a lever-action…

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The NRA Descends on Charlotte. Charlotte Likes It.

I’m heeeeeeeeeeeere…. Charlotte is a beautiful place. But there’s nothing quite like seeing a huge convention center filled with practically every kind, size, shape, and caliber of gun you can…