Chicago Cop Jason Van Dyke Makes Bail on Murder Charge [VIDEO]

“A Chicago police officer facing first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teen 16 times was released from county jail Monday evening, hours after a judge set bond at $1.5 million,” reporters. “Officer Jason Van Dyke had been in jail since Tuesday after prosecutors charged him with the Oct. 20, 2014, shooting of Laquan McDonald. Also on Tuesday, […]

Guns for Beginners: Don’t Off-Body Carry [VIDEO]

I’m sure there’s a situation where off-body carry is safer than on-body carry. I can’t think of one, given that carrying your gun in a bag/case/backpack opens the possibility that you’ll leave your firearm somewhere you shouldn’t, someone will gain access to your firearm who shouldn’t, or someone will steal your gun-schlepping bag/case/backpack (who shouldn’t). Gun guru Kevin Michalowski […]

OMG! Guns in Ohio Day Care Centers! OMG!

The New York Times’ editorial board must be bored with their own anti-gun rights polemics. The Gray Lady’s most recent addition to their civilian disarmament canon – bemoaning a forthcoming Ohio law restoring residents’ right to keep and bear arms in day care centers (amongst other places) – lacks the Times‘ usual sense of moral outrage. “Is […]

Gear Review: Bravo Concealment RTT Holster

It was about two weeks before the 2015 Texas Firearms Festival when I made my final decision which gun I would be carrying all weekend. Last year I had rolled with a FNS-9 Longslide, but this year I wanted something a little different. I’ve had a SIG SAUER P226 Mk25 with a Streamlight TLR-1 as my […]

A Closer Look at Mullenix v. Luna (Qualified Immunity for Texas Trooper Who Shot A Moving Vehicle) writes: The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided a case involving fatal shots fired at a moving vehicle. Mullenix v. Luna provides an important reminder to officers about thoroughly articulating use of force and offers help to police lawyers in arguing qualified immunity cases. The case was decided 8-1 early in November in favor of a Texas […]

CSGV: Accommodate Our Irrational Fears or Leave the Country

Remember the Vietnam War era slogan, ‘America, love it or leave it’? That was the retort used by conservatives against flea-bitten hippies protesting America’s involvement in southeast Asia. It actually was first popularized back during the McCarthy hearing days by columnist Walter Winchell who thought the Wisconsin commie hunter was the bee’s knees. Now, though, the […]

President Obama Signs NRA-Backed Measures into Law

As we noted earlier, the market for used 1911s is about to get an infusion of 200,000 new (used) guns. The bill that authorized that will also let military base commanders to allow service members to carry firearms. Here’s the NRA’s press release: Fairfax, Va. – President Barack Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It […]

Question of the Day: Are Gun Owners Actually Making the Case for Gun Control Laws?

Reader Aaron W. writes: When they express surprise at an event like Knob Creek where everything there is legally owned, transported and used, we reply by saying, “Yeah, but it’s a long and detailed process with a lot of paperwork, scrutiny and strict accountability, so it’s OK.” When they argue for universal background checks, we reply that […]