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Call of Duty Gamer Dispute Allegedly Results in Innocent Man’s Death by Swatting

Gee, we thought gaming was supposed to be, you know, fun . . . Call of Duty gaming community points to ‘swatting’ in deadly Wichita police shooting Online gamers have said in multiple Twitter posts that the shooting of a man Thursday night by Wichita police was the result of a “swatting” prank involving two gamers. […]

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New from Viridian: E-Series Red Laser for Ruger Security-9

Security-9? Nein! Well that’s what laser lovers would have said if Ruger hadn’t tapped Viridian to offer a red laser for the debut of their new Security-9 semi-automatic pistol. [Viridian press release below.] The partner choice makes sense. The Security-9 is a budget-priced GLOCK 19 Gen4 alternative ($379 vs. $599 msrp). A Viridian E-Series red […]

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Ruger Introduces the Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle

Ruger is releasing an extension to their very successful Precision Rifle line, this time in a much cheaper caliber. The .22lr rifle uses existing 10/22 magazines, which is great for gun owners since that means spares are immediately available and dirt cheap. MSRP: $529. From Ruger’s press release: Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is […]

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Question of the Day: Stop and Frisk. Yes or No?

“The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will be deciding whether the mere open or concealed carrying of a firearm – in the absence of any criminal conduct – is sufficient to establish reasonable suspicion of criminal conduct,” attorney Joshua Prince of Civil Rights Defense Firm reports, referring to the case of Commonwealth v. Hicks. “Simply put, the […]

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St. Louis Backup Gun for the Win!

I don’t carry a backup gun, just a spare magazine. Then again, I don’t carry my gun in my waistband . . . Victim shoots suspects during robbery in Old North St. Louis Police say the incident happened at a BP gas station the intersection of Madison and Florissant around 6:45 p.m. Thursday. The victim went […]

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Another Seller Plans to Offer the Armatix iP1 ‘Smart Gun’ for Sale

Oh look, another wanna-be “smart gun” salesman. This one — for some reason — wants to sell the deeply flawed Armatix iP1 to the public . . . Guns Getting Smarter: Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Man’s Plan to Improve Firearm Safety Gareth Glaser could be seen as an optimist. After all, he believes gun owners will pay more […]

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Pro-Gun Supporters More Engaged Politically Than Anti-Gunners

This is part of the reason we’ve been #winning for so long . . . Supporters of stricter gun laws are less likely to contact elected officials Just 15% of all U.S. adults say they have ever contacted a public official to express their opinion on gun policy. About one-in-five gun owners (21%) have done […]

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TTAG’s Top 25 Posts of 2017 Countdown: #20 to #16

A few readers of our first 2017 Top 25 countdown post yesterday seemed to misunderstand the posts we’re including. We’re listing the posts that were the most read during 2017, no matter when they were originally published. If someone wanted to read a review of the Taurus PT111 Millennium G2 in 2017 — and many […]

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NRA-ILA: The Truth About New York State’s Firearm Recertification Law

The passage of New York’s so-called SAFE Act (“Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013”) drastically changed the landscape for lawful gun owners in the Empire State. Besides new restrictions on commonly owned semi-automatic rifles the state calls “assault weapons,” bans on magazines, and limits on the number of rounds that could be loaded […]

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Three Georgia Senators Call for Firearm Destruction

In 2012, the Georgia Legislature passed a statute to forbidding the police to destroy valuable firearms. The statute requires that firearms in possession of police — whether confiscated, seized or otherwise acquired — be sold to legal dealers. Once administrative costs are covered, the money from the sale goes to the general fund of the […]

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Question of the Day: Is There Any Way to Stop Criminals from Getting Guns?

Man who killed him mom, and self, in a standoff with police was not allowed to have firearms. That’s the headline at washingtonpost.com and various other “news” sites. That’s the story in a nutshell. Apparently, it bears repeating . . . A man who killed his mother and then fired more than 100 rounds at […]

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Cities Sue Department of Defense Over NICS Reporting Failures

This was only a matter of time . . . Cities sue Defense Department over reporting to federal background check database The cities of New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco are suing the Department of Defense for failing to consistently report convictions to a federal database that is checked before firearms purchases. The lawsuit follows […]

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Urban Hunters Kill Invading Coyotes, New York Times Hardest Hit

The New York Times on the growing problem of urban areas being invaded by dangerous wild animals . . . Coyotes Are Colonizing Cities. Step Forward the Urban Hunter. Dennis Murphy sniffed the bobcat urine he uses to lure his prey. He checked the silencer on his AR-15 assault rifle and loaded a few snares into […]

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Why Black People Don’t Carry a Gun: IMI Systems Quote of the Day

“Even though I’m a gun holder and I’m licensed to carry, being stopped by the police still worries me. It’s gotten to the point where I kind of don’t want to carry because it makes me more uneasy to drive while having my gun in my vehicle. For a while, I didn’t even carry it […]

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5 Types of Gun Laws That The Founding Fathers Supported. Or Not . . .

The words “the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” seem pretty clear to me. The fact that gun control advocates, judges, police and politicians ignore them would come as no surprise to the Founding Fathers. Nor, I suspect, would they be taken aback by an article in a publication owned by […]

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Alaskan Hunter Becomes the Hunted, Kills Large Brown Bear That Had Stalked Him

To paraphrase The Stranger, sometime the you eat the bear and sometimes the bear almost eats you . . . Bear Meets Match After Stalking Sitka Hunter For a few memorable moments, Ryan Wilson was both the hunter and the hunted. “I was hunting deer; (the bear) was hunting me,” he said, telling about his […]

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One Third of Last Year’s Homicide Increase in the US Due To Chicago

Maybe Mayor Rahm will want to re-think that whole ‘no troops in my town’ attitude . . . ONE-THIRD Of U.S. Homicide Spike Coming From 5 Chicago Neighborhoods Murders in the U.S. rose nearly 9% last year, and one-third of that increase came from just a few neighborhoods in Chicago, according to a Wall Street […]

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