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CBS News Poll Reveals Anti-Gun Rights Bias

“As the anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School approaches, one third of Americans –  and women in particular – say the level of gun violence in the United States today is a crisis,” CBS News reports, “and most call it at least a very serious problem.” That’s the news network’s take away from a […]

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Question of the Day: Does America’s “Violent Culture” Glorify “Gun Violence?”

“Our culture seems to have taken a road that glorifies violence,” James Lubker writes at wcfcourier.com. “Television and computer-video games provide an endless source of violence . . . Consider that we now have games people “play” by pointing guns at each other and shooting a variety of projectiles at other human beings. We live […]

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Gear Review: Sightmark Rapid AR 1-4×20 SHR-223 Tactical Riflescope

I was surprised and impressed by the Sightmark Wolverine red dot optic I reviewed earlier this year. Sightmark has now released a short to mid-range scope aimed at the tactical shooter, with a mind to quick magnification adjustments. With their Rapid AR 1-4X20 SHR-223 riflescope, the budget optics maker is changing my mind on what […]

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TTAG Morning Digest: Public Concern, Sheryl Crow’s Tribute and Increasing Inventories

These polls are designed to shape public opinion, not measure it . . . Poll: One Third of Americans See Gun Violence as Crisis A new poll by CBS News released Monday found slightly more than one third of Americans — 32 percent — think the level of gun violence in America is a crisis, […]

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Casino Uses Microwaves to Detect Guns: Quote of the Day

“I believe in people’s right to bear arms. I have a concealed carry permit myself. But, you know, on our properties, we want to maintain a safe environment, and we don’t need guests bringing weapons on site. We really don’t want that kind of surprise.” – Westgate Resort COO Mark Waltrip in The Las Vegas […]

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Jurassic World Trailer Drops. Time to Arm the Dinosaurs with Machine Guns!

In the trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom below, dinosaurs menace humans. Specifically, Chris Pratt, a babe and some other guy. SPOILER ALERT: both men and beast are menaced by a volcano. (That’ll learn ’em.) I’m with birthmoviesdeath.com‘s Scott Wampler: it’s time to stop the chase scenes and weaponize the damn dinosaurs. Here’s his open […]

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New From Comp-Tac Introduces a Wheel Chair Holster

Think how hard it is to access a firearm when you’re seated in your car. Now imagine you’re confined to a wheelchair. Comp-Tac Victory Gear has just the thing for those whose mobility is restricted, yet still want the ability to adequately defend themselves. Their new wheelchair holster which accommodates dozens of makes of handguns and […]

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Why National Reciprocity Would Be the Biggest Boon to US Gun Rights in History

There are currently an estimated 15 million concealed carry permit holders in the United States. You wouldn’t think that the potential passage of national reciprocity, affecting less than 5% of Americans, would generate so much noisy opposition. But there’s one very good reason the forces of civilian disarmament are so violently opposed to the specter […]

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California Online Ammo Sales Up by Triple Digits Ahead of “Face-to-Face” Sales Regs

California voters recently ratified Proposition 63. That particular piece of unconstitutionality requires all Golden State ammo sales be conducted face-to-face, via a licensed ammo vendor. Come January, California customers ordering ammo online will have to pick-up their order at a licensed vendor and pay a $25 transfer fee. How great is that? So great that […]

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One Week Until the TTAG December Get-Together…Win Guns!

As if meeting some of your favorite writers, fellow readers and checking out The Range at Austin’s swank Patriot Club weren’t incentive enough, all who attend next week’s TTAG get-together will have a chance to go home with a free handgun. You read that right, you could drive home with a new pistol, gratis. One of […]

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Telma Boinville Murder in Hawaii: It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use

Telma Boinville (above) lived on Oahu, Hawaii. To make ends meet, the 51-year-old substitute elementary school teacher cleaned houses. On the weekends and school holidays, Ms. Boinville sometimes had her eight-year-old daughter in tow . . . She was working in an otherwise empty vacation house on Oahu’s famous North Shore when Kailey Dandurand, 20, […]

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Sandy Hook Parents’ Law Suit Hinges on ‘Negligent Entrustment’ Argument

Anti-gun forces have long tried and failed to attack gun makers the way class action attorneys went after the tobacco companies. By suing them into submission, forcing them to change or end most of their marketing efforts and wringing billions of dollars out of them to compensate states for the damage done by their products […]

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Florida Carry: Open Carry Bill Was Flawed, Like the NRA

Earlier today, TTAG published a post by NRA Florida lobbyist Marion Hammer, hammering Florida Carry for torpedoing a Sunshine State open carry bill. Florida Carry offers the following defense of their actions, along with a full frontal assault on America’s oldest civil rights group. This week, an alert was issued by the National Rifle Association […]

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Question of the Day: Are Gun Control Researchers Insane?

“After the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., people across the country went out and bought guns,” npr.org reports. “A study published Thursday concludes that a subsequent increase in gun exposure led to more accidental firearm deaths than otherwise would have occurred in the months after the school shooting.” Sixty more, in fact . . […]

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Gun Review: Stoeger M3500 Semi-Auto Shotgun

I’m a Benelli owner and a bird hunter. So when the Stoeger M3500 hit my doorstep, I was curious to see what Benelli’s modestly priced Stoeger cousins bring to the table. Or rather the field . . . The Stoeger M3500 is a 7.8-pound inertia-driven semi-automatic shotgun capable of cycling everything from light 2 3/4-inch to heavy […]

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TTAG Morning Digest: ChiCom Small Arms, Social Network Sales and The Punisher’s Stance

The ChiComs are building their small arms around four different 5.8mm rounds . . . China Is Now Making Some of the Most Powerful Guns on the Planet China’s People’s Liberation Army has traditionally relied on foreign and Communist bloc weapons manufactured in China under license—or not. Now, however, as the PLA undergoes an unprecedented […]

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BREAKING: Attempted Suicide Bombing Near Times Square, NYC

At roughly 7:20 AM local time, an explosion rocked the subway tunnel passage underneath 42nd Street and 8th Ave. According to police, a 27-year-old male named Akayed Ullah exploded an improvised device attached to his chest which injured himself and three others but did not cause any deaths. The incident has been declared an attempted terrorist […]

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