TTAG Morning Digest: ChiCom Small Arms, Social Network Sales and The Punisher’s Stance

The ChiComs are building their small arms around four different 5.8mm rounds . . . China Is Now Making Some of the Most Powerful Guns on the Planet China’s People’s Liberation Army has traditionally relied on foreign and Communist bloc weapons manufactured in China under license—or not. Now, however, as the PLA undergoes an unprecedented […]

Quote of the Day: Police Need to Determine Who Can and Can’t Carry Guns

“This bill will eliminate the state’s long-standing permitting system and prevent local law enforcement from making important determinations that help keep guns out of dangerous hands.” – Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Police Commissioner Joseph Plaia in More states are allowing people to carry concealed handguns without a permit [via]

BREAKING: Florida Open Carry Dead?

A TTAG reader who wishes to remain anonymous writes: I just got off the phone with Senator Greg Steube’s office. Tomorrow is the Judiciary Committee meeting. The open carry bill, SB 140, is not on the agenda. The Senator’s legislative assistant Alex Blair stated that the good Senator will not place it on the agenda for […]

United States Concealed Carry Association: Open Carry Doesn’t Work

After the video of an Arizona thief stealing an open carrier’s firearm hit the ‘net, all the armed open carry naysayers came out of the woodwork to say nay. Their crusade plays straight into the hands of the antis — this is why you can’t have nice things. Equally, these anti-open/concealed carry-only gun owners are using the same sorts of “arguments” […]

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? – 9mm Earphones Edition

   My job takes me all over eastern Washington and north-central Oregon. This is gun-friendly country, even though the particulars of my contracts make it a PITA to tool up when work takes me there. While gassing up in Umatilla, Oregon recently, I noticed these cartridge-styled earbud headphones. For a measly $12 you apparently get both […]

Open Carry Update: Kurk Kirby Charges Dismissed

Back in March of 2010, this website reported on the case against Kurk Kirby: the Washington State resident who was arrested for openly carrying his .45 ACP Springfield XD into his neighborhood Albertson’s grocery store.  I hadn’t even started reading The Truth About Guns yet, never mind reviewing firearms on TTAG’s behalf. But my fingerprints […]

Question of the Day: Would You Open Carry?

If I’m carrying a gun, no one else needs to know about it. Living in an open carry state—within a proverbial stone’s throw of DC—has reinforced this belief. There are just too many stories of OC’ers being harassed. I don’t have time to be held up by local law enforcement called in by a gun-shy […]

Open Carry vs. Concealed Carry? Wrong Question . . .

Oh, sure. I know what you’re thinking. Just after Martin Albright posted a well-reasoned, rational argument against Open Carry, here comes another article with a contrarian view. Will the madness never end? Why can’t we all just get along? When will Kozak stop shooting off his mouth? Ahem. (Short answer: never.) Well, strictly speaking I […]