The American Suppressor Association’s Facebook page reports that “Suppressors are one giant step closer to becoming legal in Illinois! We have been quietly working for two years to legalize suppressors in the Land of Lincoln. Minutes ago, the House of Representatives voted 69-46 to pass the measure to the Senate. Working to get it through […]
Why do Libertarian Party candidates hate guns so much? That seems a valid, if unlikely question, first in the wake of the party’s nomination of an unapologetically gun control loving VP candidate. Now, the top of the ticket, Gary Johnson has displayed a jaw dropping lack of manners, not to mention arguable antipathy toward a replica historic […]
How easy is it to build your own gun? Pretty damn easy. Is that a problem? If so, for whom?
“During a [Rob Pincus] seminar on ‘home defense concepts’ at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Louisville, an instructor encouraged gun owners to store firearms in their children’s bedrooms,” thinkprogress.com. “‘Why would you consider staging a firearm inside a child’s room?’ he told the few hundred NRA members in attendance. ‘It’s the first place […]
The four gun safety rules are based on simple common sense. Don’t point a gun at anything you aren’t willing to destroy (or some such language). Keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to fire. Maybe there should be one about intervening when idiots violate the rules. Then again, common sense says the OFWG next […]
Reader RW writes: The Guardian made a case that the so-called assault weapon ban created a market for the AR-15 and other firearms of military-style appearance. “When Martin KA Morgan was a kid in the 1970s, military-style rifles were only a “small sliver” of the firearms market in the United States.” Then, “A series of high-profile shootings […]
“In the history of modern war, fighters are much more likely to injure their enemies than kill them,” nytimes.com opines. “But in Mexico, the opposite is true. According to the government’s own figures, Mexico’s armed forces are exceptionally efficient killers — stacking up bodies at extraordinary rates.” Skipping ahead to the stats . . .
Regular readers may have noticed that TTAG attempted to launch a new website this morning. Yeah, well, we pulled it down to fix a few key issues. With a bit of luck we’ll give it another go tonight, delivering a baby with ten fingers and toes Wednesday morning. Rest assured that the site is pretty […]
“A manicurist at Nail Tech in Eastpointe brandished a pistol Saturday afternoon during an argument with a customer about glitter nail polish,” clickondetroit.com reports [click on image above for the video]. “Police said the customer requested glitter nail polish. The employee refused and the argument escalated. ‘She angry because she put a nail polish on […]
Mashable’s gun safety questions to three [I’m sure randomly selected] kids are straightforward enough. But the question about reporting a stolen gun within one year depends entirely on where they live. I wouldn’t expect a child to know that answer. Nor would I be concerned if they didn’t. It’s not their responsibility. Question 7 on transportation is couched […]
“Border Police officers located a semi-automatic M-16 assault rifle on Monday in a home in the Arab Israeli village of Ain al-Sahla in the Wadi Ara region in the north,” israellnationalnews.com reports. “Making the finding of the M-16 all the more unusual was that the lethal weapon was inscribed with the logo of the US Navy […]