IGOTD Update: Officer Derek Carlile Fired

Officer Derek Carlile is a member of the IGOTD Hall Of Eternal Infamy, after leaving his .38 revolver in a car cup-holder with his unsupervised children. His three-year-old son promptly grabbed the gun and fatally shot Carlile’s seven-year-old daughter. TTAG has followed this sickening story from the very beginning. Carlile beat the rap for manslaughter in a criminal […]

IGOTD Update: Hung Jury For Officer Derek Carlile

Officer Derek Carlile’s 2nd-Degree Manslaughter trial ended with a hung jury and a mistrial yesterday. Prosecutors are deciding whether to re-try the case in January. Back in March, 2012 we ran a post on the tragic and entirely avoidable death of Officer Derek Carlile’s young daughter. Carlile, a Marysville, WA police officer, left his loaded […]

Irresponsible Gun Owner Of The Day: Officer Derek Carlile

It’s never too early to start teaching them, but young children can’t be depended upon to live by the Four Rules of gun safety. That’s why responsible gun owners never leave their guns where children could even conceivably access them without adult supervision. One might think, after all their training we give our police officers […]

IGOTD Update: Fired Cop Sues City

See if you can spot a pattern here: Just yesterday, we reported that disgraced Canton cop Daniel Harless was fired for threatening to murder a lawfully armed motorist.  And that Harless is now trying desperately to hold on to his job and his pension by claiming that he suffers PTSD . . .

A Mythbuster’s ™ Guide To Cannon Ballistics

“Don’t try this at home,” Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage solemnly warn us at the intro to each episode of Mythbusters. “We’re what you call ‘experts’.”  Sometimes it’s a good idea to heed your own advice, especially when 1) your advice is not to play with cannons, and 2) you’re actually playing with cannons. Muzzleloading […]