World War I saw a great number of “firsts” in combat that needed to be addressed because conventional warfare had never dealt with such things before. Namely, this includes poison gas, tanks, airplanes, etc. Trench warfare was not new, but it certainly came of age during the “War to End All Wars.” Periscopes served a […]
Wayne LaPierre spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The NRA’s Executive Vice President warned Americans about the rising tide of socialism. “Socialism is a movement that loves a smear. Racists, misogynists, sexists, xenophobe and more,” he asserted. “These are the weapons and vitriol these character assassinations permanently hang on their targets because socialism feeds […]
Giving women guns wouldn’t prevent rape: it would land women in jail. That’s the headline hovering over an article at theguardian.com. Sounds like a follow-up to the popular children’s book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, wherein a rodent with ADD runs the cookie-giver ragged. But Cookie book is comedy. OK, The Guardian article is too, […]
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The unopposed Parkland, Florida spree killer claimed 17 lives and wounded 14. This he accomplished in about six minutes. We’ve chronicled the dozens of missed opportunities to intercept the mass murderer, failures that also apply to other school shootings (e.g., Newtown). The basic modus operandi is also similar . . . a lone wolf attacker […]
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February 23rd is known as .223 Day ’round the TTAG offices. Which seemed like the perfect time to announce that Freedom Munitions is officially our new ammunition provider, and that coupon code “TTAG” is live and good for five percent off site-wide. Including on ammo from the ∼22 other brands that FM now carries. Why have we switched […]
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Colorado security officer Noah Wyka’s everydaycarry.com pocket dump reveals a full-sized Walther PPQ M2. Right answer! If you want the best possible firearm for armed self-defense, a full-sized firearm is it. Well, in terms of accuracy and capacity. In terms of carrying, or concealing, a full-size handgun is something of a challenge. Now I fully […]
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It was 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, 9 August, 2015, in Kimberly, British Columbia when Niki and Mark Traverse’ pet dog, a 9 1/2 year old Jack Russel Terrior named Sid, started barking frantically. Niki went to investigate, and came within five feet of a grizzly bear. From ctvnews.ca: “It was 10 feet from our son’s […]
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s uniformed School Resource Officer Scot Petersen failed to engage spree killer Nikolas Cruz as the teenager murdered 17 people and injured 14 more. Deputy Petersen stood outside the building 14 and waited for backup. This is hardly the first time a law enforcement official has stood by while innocent life […]
Speaking at a press conference, Florida Governor Rick Scott unveiled his plan to prevent another school attack like the one that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Florida . . . Governor Scott pledged his support for an ex parte “gun violence restraining order,” raising the minimum age to purchase any type of firearm to 21, […]
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“Feb. 5, 2016: a Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy is told by an anonymous caller that Nikolas Cruz, then 17, had threatened on Instagram to shoot up his school and posted a photo of himself with guns,” miamiherald.com reports. “The information is forwarded to BSO Deputy Scot Peterson, a school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas […]
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“Events like the CNN town hall go a long way in convincing gun owners that gun control advocates do have a desire to confiscate their weapons. The advocates can’t confiscate weapons right now, so they support whatever feasible incremental steps are available to inch further toward that goal. We don’t know how this plays out […]
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The Swiss are heavily armed. But mass shootings are rare here – “But”? Don’t they mean “and”? . . . In Switzerland, the government also banned immigrants from eight countries, including Algeria, Sri Lanka, Turkey and nations of ex-Yugoslavia from owning firearms. This rule stems from political conflicts and hostilities that simmer within these groups, posing […]
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Headlines publicizing mass school shootings strike fear into the hearts of parents everywhere. The thought of our children being shot in cold blood in a place they should feel safe is paralyzing. Innocence lost is taking on a whole new meaning when “active shooter” drills are becoming apart of daily life in schools nationwide. One […]
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel has announced that the deputy assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as a School Resource Officer, Scot Peterson, failed to intervene in the spree killing that left 17 dead . . . During an investigation into the shooting, the Sheriff’s department reviewed security camera footage that showed Deputy Scot Peterson […]
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In the presidential listening session where students expressed their emotions to President Donald Trump about the Parkland school mass murder, one of the students made a comment about school shootings and Australia. Sam Zeif in video from the presidential listening session, February 21, 2018: “In Australia there was a shooting at a school in 1999.” […]
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This morning a presumably pajama-clad President Trump Tweeted his support for arming teachers. Not all teachers. “Highly qualified, gun adept teachers.” Teachers with military or special training experience.” How many? The President wants 20 percent of their total population. As America is home to an estimated 3.2 million elementary and secondary school teachers, President Trump […]
The headline above Jay’s everydaycarry.com pocket dump is something of a trick question. Assuming he’s not showing his phone because he’s using it to take the picture, Jay’s got the basics covered: money, ID, keys knife, pen, watch, gun. In fact, he could carry even less . . . A phone is a pretty good […]
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How does the saying go? The couple that poaches together, gets a plea deal together . . . As News Talk KGVO reports, a Trout Creek couple is facing stiff fines and hunting restrictions after Montana wardens began an investigation into accusations of improper purchase of resident licenses. According to FWP spokesman Dillon Tabish, the […]
According to President Trump’s most recent Tweetstorm, the CIC is more-than-a-little willing to support a federal law raising the minimum age for a legal long gun purchase to qualified buyers over the age of 18. Because, and this is just a wild guess . . . the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School spree killer was […]
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The CEO of X Product’s anti-gun rights rant on Facebook has caused a fair amount of backlash from the 2A community. [Post on the kerfuffle here.] Unfortunately, Ion Productions, makers of the XM42 flamethrower, is caught in the middle of this debacle . . . X Products has frequently referred to the XM42 as an X […]
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