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Dog Shot Protecting Teen During Home Invasion

News from Des Moines: A 16-year-old boy says his dog made all the difference when armed intruders busted into his house on Wednesday. It happened just after noon, in the 1400 block of South 234th Street in Des Moines. Javier Mercado was home alone with his German Shepherd, Rex. He gives his loyal companion all […]

What I Saw Treating The Victims From Parkland Should Change The Debate On Guns

Heather Sher runs it down for us. I have seen a handful of AR-15 injuries in my career. I saw one from a man shot in the back by a SWAT team years ago. The injury along the path of the bullet from an AR-15 is vastly different from a low-velocity handgun injury. The bullet […]

Broward County Sheriff’s Deputies Will Now Carry AR-15s On School Grounds

ABC: Broward County sheriff’s deputies will now carry AR-15 rifles while on school campuses following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week, Sheriff Scott Israel announced today. The new policy was implemented Wednesday morning. In lieu of gun lockers, the only time deputies will not be “slinging a rifle” […]

Comment Of The Week

Darrell: As a former police officer I find you statement about police officers to be filled with ignorance and the same hatred and malice intent that the democrats have been spewing forth for years. 98 percent of officers would not react like this yet you paint them all with a broad brush and just like […]

Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Hid Behind Column During Florida School Shooting

NYT has the story.  WRSA is also on it.  PJM is also on it (via reader TK). So what’s the big deal?  I see no problem here.  This might be what it takes to disavow Americans of the ridiculous notion that the cops are there to protect them. Castle Rock versus Gonzales and Warren versus […]

Hero Citizen Stops Potential Mass Shooting, Amarillo Police Shoot Him

It happened in Independence, Missouri when a man saved his wife, daughter and thirty other people from a potential shooting, where the hero dropped his weapon, raised his hands, and the police promptly shot him after saving those people.  Now it’s happened with another potential mass shooting in Texas. As news of the tragic shooting in […]

John Kasich: Gun Controller

David Codrea: “If all the sudden you couldn’t buy an AR-15, what would you lose?” Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich asked on CNN, talking about new citizen disarmament edicts he’d favor in the wake of the Stoneman atrocities. “Would you feel your Second Amendment rights would be eroded because you couldn’t buy a God-darned AR-15?” […]

NYT To Banks: Take Aim At Gun Owners

NYT: For the past year, chief executives have often talked about the new sense of moral responsibility that corporations have to help their communities and confront social challenges even when Washington won’t. In the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 students and staff members — and at a time when […]

Defensive Handgun Use Against Bears

From reader Jack, this is by Dean Weingarten, who writes some of the best stuff on the web. On the Internet, and in print, many people claim that pistols lack efficacy in defending against bear attacks. Here is an example that occurred on freerepublic.com: “Actually, there are legions of people who have been badly mauled […]

If There’s A Constitutional Right To Own Firearms, Is There Also A Right To Sell Them?

Well, the obvious answer is yes, but just because it’s obvious doesn’t mean that pinheaded judges get it. Teixeira has petitioned the Supreme Court to review his case. In this amicus brief, Cato Institute, the Millennial Policy Center, and the Independence Institute seek to persuade the Supreme Court to take it. The brief goes deeply […]

Trump Flirts With Gun Control

Politico: “The president also surveyed Mar-a-Lago Club members about whether he ought to champion gun control measures in the wake of last week’s school massacre in nearby Parkland, telling them that he was closely monitoring the media appearances by some of the surviving students, according to people who spoke with him there.” http://wapo.st/2HuDHxx David Codrea […]

“Stoneman Shooting” Points To Need For One Gun Law That Could Have Made A Difference

David Codrea: There is one “gun law” that at least had the potential to make a difference, but it was being infringed by “gun free school zone” edicts.  Broward County Public Schools, of which Stoneman Douglas is part, explains on its website … As I said, if you must pile your children into state schools […]

You Were Never One Of Us To Begin With

Via David Codrea, this news from Florida is most welcome. The gun store owners who sold confessed Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz the semiautomatic refile he used to kill 17 people on Wednesday said their devastated the weapon came from them. Michael and Lisa Morrison said that they are so ‘mortified’ over the event, they […]

We Want To Know How Much Ammunition You Have

Newsbusters: But there is still an awful lot we don’t know about guns in Minnesota.  For example, we don’t know exactly how many gun owners there are.  We don’t know the number of total guns in Minnesota.  And Frank, we also don’t know how much ammunition is bought every year, and how much is kept […]

National Review On Bump Stocks And “Assault Weapons”

Robert Verbruggen: My skepticism of banning assault weapons has always primarily relied on the questionable nature of the distinction. These are not fully automatic military weapons that spray bullets when you hold down the trigger (though “bump stocks” can now make them behave like that, and we should do something about that); they fire once […]

Unconstructed Thoughts On The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

It’s a dangerous thing to offer up initial, unconstructed thoughts since they may all prove to be nonsense because of lack of information.  And yet I do have initial reactions that can serve as an open thread for discussion. The police were worthless once again.  I had to bring it to my wife’s attention one […]

Officer Fired After He Refused To Shoot A Distraught Man Wins $175,000 Settlement From Weirton Police Department

CNN: A West Virginia city has agreed to pay a former police officer $175,000 to settle a wrongful-termination lawsuit after he was fired following his decision not to shoot a distraught suspect who was holding a gun. The lawsuit accused the Weirton Police Department of wrongfully terminating officer Stephen Mader after he chose not to […]

Unfunded Liabilities In Small Government

Via WRSA, this post continues on a theme I’ve worked before here at this web site, to wit, that unfunded liabilities will affect the smallest governments first and worst because small government cannot print fiat money to keep itself afloat. I’m not sure we learn anything new from the article except for the shear magnitude […]

North Carolina Man Shoots And Kills Coyote To Protect His Daughter And Dog

From reader Fred Tippens, WSOCTV. ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. – A North Carolina man said he shot and killed a coyote after it came dangerously close to his 6-year-old daughter and dog. Ian Vigus said that shortly after he came home from work in Orange County, he heard his dog barking near where his daughter was […]

Newly Released Rifles

In the spirit of this post on precision rifle chassis from the 2017 SHOT show, the Bergara B-14, and the Diamondback AR-10 in 6.5 Creedmoor (I’ve got other articles and posts but I can’t find them at the moment), I thought I would drop the following three newly released rifles out there for you to ponder. […]

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