Responsible Gun Owner of the Day

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Farago already posted the news that unhinged, 34 year-old Layla Trawick attacked other Target shoppers with a butcher knife and a steak knife. Fortunately, Clay Grant, Jr., an off-duty L.A. County sheriff's deputy happened...

Harry J. McCullough III and The Importance of A Proper Concealed Carry Permitting Process

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In a recent editorial, I ranted at KETV Omaha's biased report on a Nebraska armed robbery case. An armed citizen, Harry J. McCullough III, shot and killed an armed robber and subdued another with a concealed handgun....

2.25% of Texans Conceal Carry; Whites Out-Permit Blacks

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The Texas Department of Public Safety's Concealed Handgun Licensing Bureau (CHL) has released stats for 2009 permit holders. As Kraftwerk would say, I'm the operator with my pocket calculator. Y'all. Total number of active CHL...

New Mexico Set to De-Recognize Other State’s Concealed Carry Permits

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On Friday, the New Mexico Department of Public Safety announced that it would no longer recognize concealed carry permits issued by Utah. TTAG suggested that The Land of Enchantment was disenchanted with The Beehvive...

Are Concealed Carry Permit Holders Safe Enough to Carry?

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The headline at cleveland.com: "State numbers show majority of concealed-carry permit holders comply with gun laws". Question: is that good enough for gun control advocates? Well of course not. In the same sense that...

New Mexico Pulls the Plug on Utah Concealed Carry Reciprocity. Here’s Why . ....

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After the MORE button: the official press release from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety re: the termination of The Land of Enchantment's concealed carry reciprocity agreement with Utah. Let me save you some...

Next Week is TTAG’s “Take Someone Gay to the Range” Week

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TTAG supports the groundbreaking project called SAFE: Share America's Firearms Equally. Through the generosity of the program's sponsors, SAFE dedicates itself to arming America's minorities: Backs, Hispanics, Asians, gays, physically challenged, etc. People who...

Cell Phones & Guns Don’t Mix.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxIjkBVEtyE Color me stunned. And allow me to be the first to offer up a bad pun, namely that this brings a whole 'nuther dimension to shootin' one's mouth off. About the only saving grace...

The Pen is Mightier Than The Sword. Sometimes.

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I've been in a lot of airports lately. Airports are the original "gun-free zones" and with good reason, I might add. As long as the TSA and airport police are armed (they are, aren't they?) and ready to use their weapons if needed (ditto), then I'm actually okay with being weapons-free. Mostly. While I'm cool with not carrying a gun into an airport or onto an airplane, I'm not nearly as happy with having to divest myself of anything else the TSA has deemed to be contraband. Case in point, my tactical flashlight and knife.

True or False: Smith & Wesson Model 642 Best for Conceal Carry?

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From Effective Handgun Defense, by Frank W. James: I will be criticized by some when I say this, but I feel the Smith & Wesson Model 442, now discontinued, but the stainless steel alternative, the...

Forget Romance – Buy the Gun You Need.

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While it pains me (about a Franklin and nine of his closest pals pain, if you must know) to admit this, I bought the wrong gun for the job I had in mind - namely, concealed carry. But I think what's more important for the sake of this discussion is the why as to my selection of firearms, and how you might be able to avoid the same mistake.

Oregon State University College Republicans Raffle AR-15

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Why in the world would Oregon State University College Republicans want to alienate anyone who isn't a Republican by raffling an AR-15 rifle to "celebrate" Second Amendment week? Because they're college kids! Yes it's...