TTAG Daily Digest 3.20.16


Since Matt in FL found gainful employment, TTAG’s Daily Digest has languished in obscurity, fondly recalled by BITD-OFWGs (Back In The Day Old Fat White Guys). In the interest of reader engagement I hereby pronounce the feature resurrected. Here’s all the gun news that didn’t fit. Well, my favorite bits . . .

Shocking force: Police in Maryland didn’t follow Taser safety recommendations in hundreds of incidents – TASERs can kill! The Baltimore Sun reveals that MD police shock perps longer than the recommended 15 seconds and barb them in the chest, also not recommended. But effective. TASER has never lost a wrongful death lawsuit.

What states are talking the most about guns on Instagram? – Nevada, Hawaii, Florida, Arizona, Oregon, in that order. Which proves what? And since when does Instagramming equal talking?

Guns and Gore Merge in Bloody Ceramic Sculptures – “In his new sculpture series, Karma III— Battlefield, Johnson Tsang unites guns with the carnage they cause.” Not even remotely nauseating – save the attempt to vilify firearms ownership.

‘He didn’t have no gun,’ says mother after watching footage of son killed by police – The Oakland County Prosecutor’s office say Deviere Ransom shot himself in the head as he was simultaneously shot by police. Bad timing or good timing?

Reducing gun violence not a matter of trust but of urgency: Bob Ault, God Before Guns – “As President Obama said; ‘If a child can’t open a bottle of aspirin, we should also make sure she can’t pull the trigger of a gun.'” Off with their fingers!

Tanhuato massacre: Mexico skirts transparency, seals Tanhuato investigation for 5 years – The Mexican Army’s extra-judicial killing of 42 citizens is beyond reproach.

Feds arrest two Laredo men accused of buying 30 guns for Zetas in San Antonio – Best leave Mexican gun smuggling to the ATF.

Cynthia Dill: At the Republican convention, expect riots, guns and red meat“Republicans preach a philosophy of traditional values, and it might be an old-fashioned shootout that decides once and for all who the true conservative is this year, harkening back to the good old days of Alexander Hamilton.” As if. If only?

Colleene Answers Questions (Ep. 43 ): Are Snap Caps Re-Usable? – Seriously?


  1. avatar Jolly Roger Out says:

    Glad to see it’s back! It was a good nightcap back in the day. Hopefully it sticks around.

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      Your wish is my command.

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        Since you’re in the wish-granting mode, how about TTAG doing more gun giveaways?

        (Not exactly holding my breath on that one.)

        And thank you for reviving the Daily Digest…

        1. avatar Model 31 says:

          Yeah, but limited to one gun giveaway per comment-er per day.

  2. avatar jwm says:

    So now I’m a hyphenated ofwg?

    1. avatar Avid Reader says:

      When being hyphenated, the key is to relax and enjoy. . .

      1. avatar CarlosT says:

        Lie back and think of England…

        1. avatar jwm says:

          There will always be an England.

        2. avatar NEIOWA says:

          No England has been self neutered. National Darwin award.

  3. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

    Guns and Gore; He tried making a documentary. He tried jetting around the globe and giving speeches. Now he’s back… with a vengeance. Al Gore in ‘Guns and Gore’. A one man crusade to wipe out climate deniers. (gratuitously violent action scenes) There’s a chill in the air… and his name is Gore!

    Good job. I kind of forgot about the daily digest, but I’m glad it’s back.

  4. avatar Katy says:

    I watched the snap cap video and it was useful – I hadn’t looked at comparisons of the different brands before and figured they were all of interchangeable quality.

    That being said, while the question seems silly, and I’m guessing that was what merited the “seriously” remark, I appreciate the question being asked. When it comes to firearms, any serious question is a good question. It’s better to ask and get clarification than to remain confused. I don’t care if the question is, “which way do I point this thing,” and will happily spend an hour going over that if the person really wants to know (rather than asking to just be a jerk).

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      TTAG management:

      Snap-Caps (and their use) would make a very good ‘Guns for Beginners’ post.

      The Tipton ones are very nice quality for centerfire ammo, the spring softens the impact on the firing pin…

      1. avatar sagebrushracer says:

        another thing good for beginners, if you got the reloading tool to do primers, is wax slugs fired with only primer power. Cowboy action shooters use em plenty, and they are fun indoors, with only a mild pop like a cap gun.

        Yes, i know i just said beginners and reloading tools, but its on youtube, anyone can figure it out.

  5. avatar NYC2AZ says:

    Yay! I missed this feature. I don’t even care RF only resurrected this to get more sponsorship dollars. 😉

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      I resemble that remark.

      1. avatar Steve in MA (now RI) says:

        The ad space sells itself. “The Activia Yogurt Daily Digest.”

        1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

          I see what you did there!

  6. avatar FormerWaterWalker says:

    I’m with Geoff. More free guns. Sorry-I didn’t miss daily digest.

  7. avatar Special K says:

    Woohoo! Glad DD is back.

  8. avatar IAB2 says:

    Great feature brought back to life.
    This seems like a good place to drop this in, h/t Instapundit:

  9. avatar Tom says:

    I’m not surprised that Upper Midwest Scandinavians aren’t showing off their guns on Instagram.

  10. avatar jwm says:

    Matt was a whole lot more fun when he was an unemployed drain on society.

    1. avatar Wood says:

      That made me smile, thanks.

    2. avatar Matt in FL says:

      Trust me, I feel the same way.

      And for the record, I wasn’t draining society. Just my bank account.

  11. avatar Mike W. says:

    That Cynthia Dill article. The misrepresentation is strong with that one.

  12. avatar Johannes Paulsen says:

    Sigh. Steady employment is the enemy of successful blogging.

  13. avatar Wood says:

    Need to cross reference the Instagram gunning with overall use of Instagram compared to age of the population….

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