I Am The NRA (And You Should Be, Too)

Yesterday I slid my renewed NRA membership card into my wallet. As the red-white-and-blue rectangle of plastic snugged up against my NSSF press card and ragged old Hunter’s Education card, it hit me: 15+ years of membership, and only now am I forced to defend my decision to support the NRA. Over 15 years and […]

Shot Placement: I’m Offended

Full disclosure: I had something else in mind for this week’s column. But then I went scrolling through the posts on Outside Magazine’s Facebook page and my eye was captured by something enviable (a bull elk). No, it wasn’t in the op-ed hammered out by some guy who boasted of his collection of eight firearms […]

Shot Placement: Got Hunting Ethics?

Spike Box Ranch and Hunting Manager Tyler Pounds delivered an impromptu speech/pep talk yesterday as we cruised back to the bunkhouse following a somewhat unsuccessful morning of turkey hunting. It wasn’t that we couldn’t find any turkeys; they were simply the wrong ones. Spring turkey in King County, Texas means toms. If you’re very fortunate […]

Shot Placement: Me and My (Hunting) Gang

Kat Ainsworth has joined TTAG as our new hunting editor. This is the first column in her new series, Shot Placement. The inky weight of night was still upon us as we climbed into the pit. Me, with my ever-present mug of coffee – this time purloined from the corner of the lodge’s kitchen – […]

Question of the Day: Are You An Anarchist?

“Individuals do not have the legal authority to determine for themselves what their rights include,” Pierre Atlas (above) writes an indystar.com, “doing so would be anarchy. In our republic, determining the scope and content of constitutional rights is up to the legislatures and the courts. Even Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority in Heller, made […]

Walmart Sells Concealed Carry Clothing

WalMart is now selling a jacket specifically designed for concealed carry. While clothing designed for concealed carry has been available commercially for decades, WalMart’s move into the CCW clothing market indicates the ongoing “mainstreaming” of American gun ownership. From WalMart.com: Rothco’s Lightweight Concealed Carry Jacket has 2 inner pockets for concealed carry, one on each […]

Federal Court Upholds CA’s 10-Day Waiting Period for All Gun Sales

“A federal appeals court upheld California’s 10-day waiting period and background check for existing gun owners and those with concealed-weapons permits, ruling that it did not violate the Second Amendment,” sfchronicle.com reports. “The safety precautions were reasonable, the three-judge panel for the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals said in a statement, reversing a […]

Detroit Rapper Molly Brazy on Guns. Just Thought I’d Leave This Here

Unlike her appearances in her gun-laden rap videos, Motown’s Molly Brazy’s is soft-spoken to the point of incomprehension in her Say Cheese interview. In the interests of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia, I cranked-up the volume, rode herd on the pause and rewind buttons, and did my best to parse Ms. Brazy’s pistol-related pronouncements. I immediately learned that Ms. Brazy […]

Saturday Evening Post: A different kind of shooting.

[HTML1] Photography and Firearms. We load. They load. We shoot. They shoot. We have calibers. They have focal lengths. We have sights. They have viewfinders. We have safaris. They have safaris. We have tripods and bipods. They have tripods and monopods. We have shotguns. They have shotgun mics. Are we so different than they?

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