Bullet Maker Olin’s Profits Go Ballistic

“Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN – News) announced today that its fourth quarter 2011 net income was $18.7 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, which compares favorably to net income of $2.0 million, or $0.02 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2010.” Ya think? finance.yahoo.com reports that [Olin subsidiary] Winchester Ammunition’s earnings fell from the “surge levels” of […]

Saiga-12 A Hit With the LEO Market at SHOT

Ah well. It looks like too few law enforcement agencies are TTAG readers. If they were, they might have read Foghorn’s review of the Saiga-12 shotgun. Nick’s advice: avoid ’em like the plague. But what the hell, they’re not spending their own money, they’re spending yours and mine. In any case, according to an English […]

OMG! OMG! A dog! In a park! OMG!

Speaking of dummies in the federal government, some of them seem to think it’s OK to enforce dog-walking regulations with less lethal weaponry. At least they do around San Francisco, that bastion of peace, love, tolerance and gun control. Just ask Gary Hesterberg who was out walking a couple of teacup poodles, Malteses or some […]

New Jersey to Make Killing a Cop Even More Illegal-er

There’s an old rule of thumb that states that any law that’s named after someone is almost invariably ill-conceived and poorly written. The reason: named laws (Anton’s Law or Meghan’s Law) are typically enacted in the wake of high-profile incidents or crimes by politicians looking to do something about a situation…practical applications and unintended consequences […]

Quote of the Day: Morbid Thoughts Edition

“Tragically, the one way NGAC will ‘win’ the Starbucks gun battle is if the brand’s policies lead to an intentional, or even accidental, homicide by gun inside a coffee shop. Then, Starbucks’ policy will take some blame for such a shooting which one expects would lead to a ban.” – Abe Sauer writing at brandchannel.com […]

ATF Death Watch 135: The Smoking Gun

The average American doesn’t have the bandwidth for devilish details about public policy. Politicians know if they “control the narrative”—make an issue as simple as humanly possible—they can manipulate public opinion. Millionaires and billionaires = oppressors. Iraq = not our problem anymore. The public can handle the truth; they just don’t have time for it. […]

Ricardo Pimentel’s Faustian Bargain

Columnist O. Ricardo Pimentel doesn’t seem to like guns very much. Oh, he’s willing to admit that they have their moments, citing this incident in San Antonio where a homeowner shot at two armed men (killing one, wounding the other) coming into his house through his garage. But Ricardo almost immediately goes into damning-with-faint-praise mode […]