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In Las Vegas You Play By The Numbers

23 GUNS ON SITE, 19 IN HOME Tuesday, October 03, 2017 – Vegas veterans know that everything in Sin City is all about numbers:  room rates, fancy meals, showroom entertainment, lounge drinks, slot machines, tips: you get the picture. Such as the 58 people killed and over 500 wounded or otherwise injured. First reports indicated...

Vegas Shooting Another Opportunity For Gun Control Nuts

BOB ROGERS | Monday, October 02, 2017 – You know the drill. A man with a gun makes headlines and gun control drum-beaters will shout from the rooftops that military-styled rifles should be banned. Ignored will be the note that the shooter was one man apparently in possession of several guns that Las Vegas SWAT...

The Moose In My Backyard

Weekend, September 30-October 1, 2017 — In Wyoming we are blessed with some of the best big game hunting in the country. Next to Alaska and some Canadian provinces we may be just a bit short but what they have some of, we don’t.  And vice versa. When it comes to pronghorn antelope, mule deer, whitetail...

The Hook That Impaled Barack Obama’s Plan For Gun Control

Friday, September 29, 2017 – In the wake of tragedy that was Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, home to the firearms industry’s major trade group, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, President Barack Obama stepped up to the media’s microphones and declared that he would create a special commission headed by vice president Joe Biden...

The Court Crisis That Begs To Be Overcome At The Federal Level

Thursday, September 28, 2017 — When Neil Gorsuch was confirmed as the newest member of the United States Supreme Court the nation’s gun owners felt relieved that, from then on, the Second Amendment would be forever preserved. Such limited thinking only goes to prove that an army’s commanders are only as good as its soldiers and,...

The Perils of Hunting. Especially in California.

BOB ROGERS | Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – Give a guy a break. There are enough things to contend with on any hunting trip and Confused California isn’t helping. The latest from the Sacramento Sanctuary of Sloppy Statutes is a bill passed by the Democrat-controlled body that awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s signature. It’s about open...

Steve Comus: In a Target-rich Editorial Environment Guns Are On The Winning Side

September 26, 2017 — At many trapshooting tournaments around the country, it is common to play the national anthems of the United States and Canada before the shooting begins. All shooters stand for both. U.S. citizen shooters also put their hands over their hearts or deliver a hand salute when the U.S. national anthem is...

In a Nation of Winners, a World of Losers

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 — Way back in the dark ages of 1949, UCLA’s football coach Red Sanders described to a CalPoly phys-ed men’s group his school’s frustrating loss to USC thusly: “Men, I’ll be honest.  Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.” Several years later Vince Lombardi used the same quote in a pep talk...

Getting Kneed Is Nuts

Monday, September 25, 2017 – Pro sports is replete enough already; drugs, spousal violence, injuries, some fatal. Adding protests at the game doesn’t help. Kap – you know who you are and so do we – got this started last year to protest what he felt was his duty: to visibly show his feelings over...

Trump Train Rolling: Suppressors Next Week, Reciprocity Next Month

September 22, 2017 — The Autumn Equinox, Fall hunting season to most of us, begins today and, despite what you’ve heard about Russia, about Rocket Man, about Dreamers and DACA and Health Care and The Wall – all issues that are designed to derail the Trump Train agenda – the locomotive engine of this Administration roars...

Gun Makers See Light At The End Of A Dark Tunnel

Thursday, September 21, 2017 –  Well, that didn’t last long. Anti-Trumpers, especially anti-gunners, watching the decline in gun sales since Donald Trump was elected President, have been celebrating the “Trump Slump.” “Not so fast,” say many, thanks to the same newly-minted White House occupant. Nearly a year ago, GunProPlus reported in its Industry Insider file...

Poll Taxes and Background Checks

September 20, 2017 — Years ago in discussion, someone proposed what I thought was a rather elegant compromise. We had been talking about gun control earlier in the day, but, by that evening, the conversation had turned to voting rights and voter ID laws. “Why not make the basic requirements for voting and for buying...

Too Much (Gun) Powder On The Donuts?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – Never eat French pastry with a t-shirt printing. “Say wha’?!” For the non-carriers among us, ‘printing’ is the obvious revelation of a concealed gun under your clothes. That’s what Robert Farago ran into last week at a French bakery in Texas. As our top story above this HedSpace points out,...

When in Doubt, Play the Race Card

September 1, 2017 —  The antis, if nothing else, are persistent. They attack guns and those who own and use them whenever possible, even if it means fabricating bold-faced lies, perverting partial truths and spewing out misleading innuendoes in the process. The latest involves race. Seems as though guns and their owners are racist, according...

Just Because He Has a Gun Do We Really Want These Guys Calling the Shots?

September 1, 2017 — Let me get this right out front: bigots are bullshit. White, black, pick a color from the rainbow; choose an orthodoxy that you believe will get you to a spiritual afterlife; I don’t care. I just don’t like your high and mighty BS. History is precious. Without it we don’t have...

Army Looking for Heavier Hitter

August 15, 2017 — The U.S. Army is looking for a new rifle that will probably use a new standard cartridge. For decades, the U.S. military has used the M16 rifle and its cousin the M4 carbine as its standard infantry weapons. The performance of U.S. troops on the field of battle over that time...

Bait, Switch ‘n Slither

August 1, 2017 — Akin to Hercules’ attempts to annihilate the multi-headed serpent hydra at the gates of hell in Greek mythology, defeating anti-gun interests calls for a never-ending series of counter-attacks at all levels simultaneously. Anti-gun interests, AKA, gun grabbers, never cease trying to take guns away. Rarely is there an opportunity to see...

Those Who Say “The NRA Doesn’t Speak For Me” Haven’t Invested $30 Million to Protect Your Gun Rights

August 1, 2017 — I’m not a member of the NRA. Never have been because, as a journalist, even an advocate journalist, I never wanted a reader to claim, “You only said that because you’re a mouthpiece for the NRA.” President Donald Trump is currently going through political training camp. It’s a place for rookies,...

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