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The Trace: “A handgun homicide is nine times more likely to be found justified when the killer is white and the victim is a black man.”

Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun agitpropagandists at The Trace are closing out the year with a farrago of firearm “facts” highlighting the need to disarm Americans. Click here for 11 Facts That Tell the Story of Gun Violence in 2017. Needless to say . . . all their “facts” are skewed or lack context. Or, in one case, […]

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St. Louis Gun “Buyback” P*sses Away $125k. Or Less . . .

Gun “buybacks” are security theater. They’re a deeply cynical ploy by politicians — aided and abetted by craven cops and misguided men and women of the cloth — to make it look like they’re “doing something about gun violence.” And that’s just the good bit. These “no questions asked” turn-ins create a black market for […]

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Question of the Day: Take Down Confederate War Statues?

If I was a German Jew, I wouldn’t be comfortable walking past statues honoring famous German soldiers or commanders who served the Fatherland during the Nazi era, no matter how valiant their service. So I understand why many descendants of American slaves aren’t OK with Civil War statuary immortalizing Confederate soldier or commanders. But I […]

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Court: Obama Administration Skirted Rulemaking Process to Enact Elephant Trophy Import Ban

You mean the Obama Administration cut a few corners in order to enact a policy that’s actually harmful to an endangered species? Say it ain’t so! . . . Court faults Obama administration for elephant hunting policy A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Obama administration did not follow the right procedures when it […]

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Licensed Concealed Carrier Shoots, Kills Robber in Chicago’s South Loop

Gosh, do you think Chicago’s burgeoning criminal class will start to get the message? . . . Man dies after shot by concealed carry holder during robbery in South Loop, police say A man has died after he was shot by a concealed carry holder he tried to rob on Christmas Eve in the South Loop, […]

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Shaneen Allen is Pushing For National Concealed Carry Reciprocity: IMI Systems Quote of the Day

“All I can say is I pray for them. Crime is everywhere. Every person that is carrying could possibly save your life. A crime could happen anywhere.” – Shaneen Allen in Pardoned by Christie, woman pushes for change to US gun laws [via ABC News]  

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NRA-ILA : L.A. County Carry Licenses Reserved for the Well-Connected

The NRA-ILA writes: With 42 states and the District of Columbia now recognizing the Right-to-Carry, California’s retrograde may-issue Carry Concealed Weapon licensing regime is atypical. However, a recent state audit of three of California’s CCW license issuing authorities shows that Los Angeles County does operate much like another large jurisdiction, New York City, when it comes […]

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The Progressive: Big Media Unquestioningly Parrots the NRA’s Talking Points

How delusional do you have to be to think that the NRA disseminates its message “without being questioned” by The New York Times and Washington Post . . . Five Years After Sandy Hook, Major U.S. Papers Still Have a Serious Gun Problem What is the secret of the NRA’s success? It may involve the […]

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Book Review: The History of Winchester Firearms 1866-1980

Reader Philip Reboli writes: Long before I knew how a direct gas impingement system works, I admired the lever action rifle. It straddles the manual of arms between the muzzle loader and modern, magazine-fed rifle. The deliberate motions necessary to eject and load a round feel rugged. The unmistakable sound of the metal-on-metal friction while […]

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The Truth About H.R.38 – The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

Alan Korwin writes [via ammoland.com]: On Dec. 7 2017 the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.38 – Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. The Senate’s carry-bill — S.446 – Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 is vastly different; it been sitting idle since Jan. 2017. Let’s take a closer look at the House bill . […]

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In Praise of the Service Revolver

Recently, the NYPD announced that it would finally be phasing out the last of their remaining .38 Special revolvers, with a sunset date of August 31, 2018. At that point, wheel guns will be verboten and all sworn officers of the NYPD can choose between a (modified) GLOCK 17, GLOCK 19 or the SIG SAUER […]

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Ruger Introduces the New Security-9 Semi-Auto Pistol

Ruger’s just announced a new double stack 9mm semi-auto that’s aimed directly at the GLOCK 19 and M&P M2.0 Compact. Like the others, the Security-9 will pack 15+1 rounds in a four-inch barreled polymer frame. The big difference: Ruger’s new gun will have an MSRP of $379. That’s almost $200 less than the GLOCK or […]

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Custom Pre-Distressed Magnum Research BFR Revolver. Huh?

In the video below, a chilled Magnum Research minion fires a pre-distressed Magnum Research BFR (Big Framed Revolver) chambered in .45-70. The company’s giving one away to a lucky Instagram follower. Wait. What? Who wants a new revolver that’s made to look like it was abused and neglected? Someone who wants to scare an observer […]

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Wilson Combat 40th Anniversary Boxed Set – Just In Time for Christmas!

The five-star Wilson Combat EDC X9 is one of my two everyday carry guns. It’s not as pretty as the one in Wilson Combat’s 40th Anniversary boxed set (above). My all-black double-stack gat is worn around the edges, thanks to a too-narrow Commander-sized .45 caliber 1911 holster (since replaced by a custom Hell-Bent Holsters‘ holster). And […]

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