Gear Review: Speakeasy Briefs

This wasn’t actually going to become a TTAG post, but I was inspired by our IGOTD winner, Dallas Archer, who chose to conceal an NAA Mini-Revolver in a very private place on in her person. Rewind one year — almost to the day — and a new company called Speakeasy Briefs is generating funding on […]

H.R. 822: Be Careful What You Wish For

I’m not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. I’ve not stayed recently at a Holiday Inn Express. Yet I fancy myself intelligent enough to believe that I can tell a good idea from a bad one, and determine if I’m/we’re about to get played. Of course confidence men, swindlers and politicians have […]

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (of Contradictory Gun Laws)

Service Station. Military Intelligence. Honest Politician. Coherent Gun Laws. Do any of these phrases rise above the level of oxymoron (with an emphasis on the last two syllables)? After spending God knows how many months training and studying, then several more months waiting for processing, I finally obtained that cherished little piece of plastic, a […]

Concealed Carry: Playing the Odds

Hindsight runs 20:20 in my family. My grandfather played first trumpet with a bandleader in the early part of the 20th Century. Had the opportunity to tour with him. My grandmother talked him out of it. So John Phillip Sousa went on to fame and fortune without him. My dad? He was offered 10% of […]

NRA Convention: Badges? Badges?!

Badges? Badges?! We don’ need no steekin’ BADGES! (Come on…you would have been disappointed if I didn’t.) Yep. You see a lot of weird, wild, off-beat stuff here at the NRA Confab. And this product is on the list. A badge that looks just like the real ones, except this says something about “Concealed Handgun […]

Perez Hilton Hates Guns. (Duh.)

  As I await my flight to Pittsburgh, I was flipping through Zite on my iPad (if you’re one of the lucky ones to own an iPad and you don’t know about Zite, download it. You can thank me later), and I came across a story they’d scraped from Perez Hilton. The headline was Toddler […]

Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Brett Reese

Speaking as one scrupulously-law-abiding citizen who doesn’t do anything, ever, that would endanger the status of his concealed handgun license, I’m scratching my head over Greeley, Colorado school board member/DJ Brett Reese and his behavior. Well, kinda. You see, it also turns out he’s apparently a far-right whack job (hey, MikeB302000, we found one!), who’s […]

Dear Diary: 30 Days to Conceal Carry, Day 5

I don’t get out much. Part of that is habit. Part comes from being self-employed. Part comes from being a single dad. And part is frankly that the only time I hang around bars is when I’m booked there with my band. (I’m a militant non-smoker, and I don’t drink much, either.) But there’s a […]

The Sad State of Gun Training in America.

I am the proud holder of a Texas Conceal Handgun Permit. I’m also proud to say that I went through a lot of training to qualify for it. I am now capable of defending myself, my loved ones, and my property against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. I am also quite convinced that your […]