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One Deputy Dead, Four Others and Two Civilians Wounded in Attack on Officers Responding to Domestic Violence Call

As the Denver Post is reporting, “A gunman opened fire on Douglas County sheriff’s deputies responding to a domestic violence call in a Highlands Ranch apartment complex early Sunday, killing one deputy and wounding four other deputies and two civilians. The shooter was shot and is believed dead, the sheriff’s office said at 9:32 a.m. […]

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Question of the Day: What Was the Gun-Related Highlight of Your Year?

Psychologists claim experiences are more important that things. Don’t buy your kids expensive stuff; do something with them they’ll remember forever. Fair enough — for children. For adults, it’s a false dilemma. For example, this is the year I bought a Theater of Magic pinball machine and a Wilson Combat EDC X9. The first . […]

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Legal Advice: Don’t Make Cosmetic Changes to Your Personal Defense Gun

If you saw our list of the top five most-read TTAG posts during 2017, you’ll have noticed that number two on this year’s hit parade was about a cop who had “You’re F**cked” engraved on his AR’s dust cover. The prosecution attempted (and ultimately failed) to use that little bit of customization against him in […]

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Dave Kopel: National Reciprocity Is As Constitutional as the Gun Control Act of 1968

Dave Kopel makes the case for the 14th Amendment’s support of a national concealed carry reciprocity law . . . Congress should use constitutional power to force states to honor gun rights A few weeks ago, the House of Representatives passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 with bipartisan support. The Act would allow persons […]

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The Culture Is To Blame for People Firing Guns in the Air On New Year’s Eve: IMI Systems Quote of the Day

“We need a culture change. We need the community to step up and say, ‘This is not the behavior that we’re willing to put up with.’ When that happens, it will help.” – Columbus, Ohio, Deputy Police Chief Richard Bash in Please Don’t Be That Idiot Who Shoots Their Gun In The Air On New Year’s Eve [via […]

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Florida Woman the Latest Concealed Carrier to Be Arrested in New Jersey

And here we have the latest Shaneen Allen story from the beautiful state of New Jersey . . .  Woman arrested after cops find loaded handgun in her purse A Florida woman was arrested after cops found she was carrying a handgun loaded with hollow point bullets in her purse during a traffic stop, Frenchtown […]

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Call of Duty Gamer Who ‘Swatted’ Wichita Man, Resulting In His Death, Has Been Arrested

The Call of Duty gamer who allegedly ‘swatted’ a Wichita man, resulting in his death, has been arrested. And according to the LA Times, he’s apparently an old hand at his craft . . . L.A. man arrested in fatal ‘swatting’ hoax in Wichita has been accused of making false threats before A 25-year-old man […]

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Delaware: State Parks Are OK for Permitless Open Carry — Except Where They Aren’t

“Delaware is an open carry state,” opencarry.org reports. “Those doing so should be aware that any local ordinances that were in effect at the time that preemption was passed (July 4, 1985) are still in effect and are NOT preempted.” So The Blue Hen State is open carry — except where it isn’t. (Good luck finding a […]

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Question of the Day: How Many Mags Do You Have? Who Made Them?

“Wilson Combat is pleased to announce the acquisition of Chip McCormick Custom/Shooting Star Industries,” WC’s email blasts proclaims, “a leading manufacturer of quality 1911 magazines and related products.” And no wonder! According to CMC’s website, Big Mac is mag-obsessed . . . It was February 2014 and Chip McCormick was unable to sleep. The wheels of […]

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Marvel’s “Create Your Own Comic” App Bans Guns

“Marvel Create Your Own allows fans to create comics featuring the studio’s huge cast of characters, from Captain America to the Guardians of the Galaxy,” theguardian.co.uk reports. “The online platform allows fans to combine various backgrounds and character images with editable speech bubbles.” No capes! Wait. Yes capes! No guns . . . The terms and […]

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There’s No Need for College Campus Police to be Armed: IMI Systems Quote of the Day

“Officers who patrol dangerous neighborhoods, where people carry guns and use them in crimes, need to be armed themselves. But officers who patrol bucolic campuses where very little crime and even less violence occurs —campuses like SUNY Adirondack’s — don’t need the capacity to kill.” – Will Doolittle in Spending money on unnecessary weaponry [via poststar.com] […]

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Gun Rights or Medical Marijuana…You Can’t Have Both

This is becoming more of a problem every day . . . Patients must choose: Medical marijuana or gun ownership The town drunk can buy firearms. So can someone who has been involuntarily placed in a mental hospital for a short stay. But anyone who wants to treat their Crohn’s disease with medical marijuana is forbidden from owning a […]

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TSA Set to Confiscate 4000 Firearms from Travelers in 2017

“The Transportation Security Administration on its blog publishes a weekly tally of weapons found,” latimes.com reports. “As of Christmas Eve, 3,888 firearms had been discovered on passengers at U.S. airport checkpoints for the year.” If so, that’ll be up  nearly 15 percent over 2016. Despite the Times’ shock horror, and the obvious indication of ongoing gun […]

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ATF Seeking Public Comment on Bump Stock Rule

From AmmoLand.com: The Department of Justice anticipates issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would interpret the statutory definition of “machine gun” in the National Firearms Act of 1934 and Gun Control Act of 1968 to clarify whether certain devices, commonly known as “bump fire” stocks, fall within that definition,” a Tuesday Federal Register notice […]

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The Remington 870 DM Goes Hog Hunting in Texas

By Kat Ainsworth In the Lone Star state, the state mammal (small version) is the nine-banded armadillo, the state bird is the northern mockingbird and the state religion is feral hog hunting. All right, that last part isn’t exactly true, but it should be. In Texas, hogs dole out approximately $52 million of agricultural damage […]

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