Daily Digest: Another General Problem, Maura Healey Isn’t Happy, and Finding a Reason Not to Kill Obamacare

Another argument against the general? . . . What David Petraeus as Secretary of State Would Mean for Gun Owners – “(E)arlier this year Petraeus joined with Gabrielle Giffords’ husband, Mark Kelly, to form a gun control group, Veterans Coalition for Common Sense. That’s been widely reported. But the Secretary of State doesn’t have anything to do with […]

Charlotte DA: No Charges In Shooting of Keith Scott

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina District Attorney Andrew Murray announced today that there will be no charges filed against Officer Brentley Vinson stemming from the shooting death of Keith Scott on September 20. Scott was shot during a confrontation with CMPD officers serving a warrant unrelated to Mr. Scott at the time. Scott’s family initially claimed he was reading a book. That […]

AutoTargets Update – Double Acting Pneumatics

My time with the borrowed AutoTargets System has come to an end, but not before putting some rounds on a Gen II lifter unit with double acting pneumatics. The only gripe I had with the original setup (review here), cost aside, was that targets fell too slowly for my taste. By adding a pressure tank, […]

Question of the Day: Which of the Two Americas Will Prevail?

I clicked over to the NRA-ILA’s helpful “Know Your State’s Gun Laws” widget this morning. I discovered that Texas’ concealed carry reciprocity map more-or-less mirrors the electoral geography that delivered unto us Donald J. Trump as President of the United States. Which tells me that gun rights are, indeed, the canary in the coal mine. Where they are respected, conservative […]

Gear Review: Seekins NOXs Hand Guard

The modern sporting rifle has transformed the way consumers purchase firearms. The marketing departments at Big Gun would prefer I say something like, “The modularity of the Modern Sporting Rifle allows the end user to customize their firearm to suit the ever changing needs facing them across a variety of threat vectors.” Or something. The easier way […]

Illinois Moves A Step Closer to Suppressors For All

It was only a few years ago that the Illinois General Assembly legalized the use of suppressors for state and local law enforcement. Yesterday, the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action took the lead role in helping nudge forward a bill to allow civilian ownership and use of suppressors through a hostile Illinois Senate […]

Gun Sales Rise Driven By Fearful Black and LGBT Buyers

“Trump’s Victory Has Fearful Minorities Buying Up Guns” trumpets a headline on NBCNews.com. Reporter Ben Popken spoke with gun store owners and customers in Virginia, Georgia, and Texas. Contrary to many expectations, there’s been a bump in firearms sales since the election of Donald Trump. The new sales are being driven by market segments that haven’t in the […]