Tennessee “Guns in Bars” Bill Nothing of the Sort

The Memphis Commercial Appeal has a bee in its bonnet re: the “guns in bars” legislation heading towards approval. They’re pissed at the state legislature’s likely override of the governor’s veto of HB0233, which would allow the state’s 270,000 concealed carry permit holders to carry their weapon into a bar or restaurant serving booze—unless the establishment’s owner […]

Philippine Gun Ban is Go

As TTAG predicted, the Philippine government is moving to extend its temporary, election-related gun ban to infinity—and beyond! The state-dominated media is, surprise, lining up behind the idea. “We believe that the enforcement of the proposed gun ban would help correct the culture of violence and lawlessness and pave the way to peace and law and […]

Holsterless in Seattle

Holsters aren’t all that expensive. The Seattle Times reports a negligent discharge that will end all negligent discharges for this cheapskate: “A man accidentally shot himself in the testicles at Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Lynnwood Sunday afternoon, police said. The man’s handgun, which was in the waistband of his pants, went off at about […]

Finland’s Spree Killings Trigger Gun Control Debate

Last New Year’s Eve, Ibrahim Shkupolli stabbed his ex-lover, gunned down four of her colleagues at a Finnish shopping mall, and then turned the gun on himself. Shkupolli fired 10 shots from a pistol that had been stolen from a gun shop in Norway in 1990. He was an Albanian immigrant, who’d been denied Finnish citizenship after […]

How to Fend Off Mexican Pirates

Way down Rio Grande way, the “border troubles” with our friends in Mexico are spilling out over our border. Haven’t gotten the memo? Think it’s just a couple of uppity ranchers on the border gettin’ into a little dustup with some over-zealous economically challenged Mexicans running some pot to pay the bills? Think again.  Check […]

Incendiary Image of the Day: iRevolver

[Instructions here.] Gun owners—or potential gun owners—looking for the “real” iPhone of guns are directed to Brett Solomon’s review of the Ruger LCP. Meanwhile, this, which gives the iPhone a distinctly Dirty Harry vibe. So far, the Internet commentariot are fixating on the possibility that an iRevolver user could get some serious shit from the police. But […]

Sunday Book Review: The Bias Against Guns

The Bias Against Guns aims to tell us “Why Almost Everything You’ve Heard About Gun Control is Wrong.” Huh? Anyone who’s even glanced at More Guns, Less Crime knows that SpongeBob SquarePants is more likely to call Squidward Tentacles a bad motherfucker than John Lott is to use the word “almost” to describe a trend. “Why 76.78 […]

World First: Alligator Poacher Nailed by DNA Test

At a boat ramp at the edge of the Everglades, he saw the man lure the alligator with marshmallows, shoot it six or seven times in the head with a .22-caliber rifle and load it onto the back of his truck. “Is that legal?” the witness asked the shooter, according to an incident report by […]