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The Mirror Image of Gun Control

Look in the mirror and what do you see? Yourself, of course. Thus, when Democrats hail the ‘new dawn’ of gun control they are only looking at themselves: Lonely Democrats surrounded by other equally lonely Democrats. When they took back majority seating in the House of Representatives last November Speaker Nancy Pelosi boldly announced that...

Why You May Someday Be Singing “New York, New York, It’s a Wonderful Town”

It would be incomprehensible for the U.S. Supreme Court to shrink their focus next year on just the issue of New York’s draconian self-protection gun carry permit law. As it now stands, a NYC licensed gun owner cannot transport his gun outside his home even to take it to a gun range unless it is...

Michael Bloomberg, President and New Top Gun Salesman

The race is on for the 2020 presidential primaries and Mike Bloomberg may just run away with the Democratic nomination. While he has little passion for the title, President of the United States, Bloomberg does have an affinity for supporting measures he feels is contrary to the public health. One of those undertakings was his...

The Reinvention of an Unyielding Firearms Industry, Continued

Keeping on. Because that’s what we do. The shooting sports industry and its consumers are unique in the world for a number of reasons ranging from the lethal products that protect individual lives and even entire nations to human rights to social responsibility. Complicating the equation is the fact that the shooting sports industry and...

Should Majority Rule Always Prevail on Guns?

As old and durable as is the plurality standard, “majority rules,” there come times when the rule to prevail is revealed as a matter of misjudgment or, at the very least, misunderstanding. That’s the unfortunate case which legal gun owners find themselves after being defeated by voters who literally ‘don’t have a clue’ about guns...

Can We Say ‘Gun Craze’ and Get Away With It?

It was hectic last week in Las Vegas when hundreds of exhibitors rolled out new guns and gear products for 2019. Just a few years ago, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) enhanced their annual extravaganza by establishing a Media Day at the Range the day before the SHOT Show opened. That gave gun writers...

Find My iGun

Maybe a sign of the times is really about smart bullets A recent event in Wisconsin, a Firearm Safety Expo at Oak Creek’s Milwaukee Area Technical College, showcased a number of so-called “smart gun” technologies available today or under development. We’ve all been watching the topic for years now, mostly with a heap of skepticism...

Selling Shoes and Snake Oil

Finding a groove in the age of Millennia is no small feat. Yet, Blake Mykoskie, he of the Tom’s Shoes phenomena, has launched yet another campaign far apart from the discovery that the Argentinian canvas alpargatas shoes could make him a rich man. Mykoskie, who found his celebrity as a former contestant on the reality...

Gun Control? Say It Isn’t So

OK. It isn’t so. But for those still insisting that it is, such as in the U.S. edition of the UK’s Guardian newspaper, an explanation is needed. First, yesterday’s Guardian headline: In a major victory for gun control advocates, the story begins, the legislation aims to close longstanding loopholes in federal law, which requires criminal...

New Background Checks Kickoff

Monday, January 7, 2019 | While much of America watched the NFL playoffs over the weekend, Congressional Democrats are instead planning to launch their gun control ball towards the goal posts tomorrow. Essentially, Team Pelosi will announce universal background checks, possibly the only dink and dunk strategy that may actually make it between the uprights....

Guns and The Big Lie: Taking a Detour Down Victim Lane

January 2, 2019 | Anti-gun forces are all about the BIG LIE. Tell a big enough lie often enough and folks might believe it. I suppose that it is possible to think that a gun-related suicide is a form of “gun violence,” as the antis now argue. But the truth is that classifying it as...

Gun Owners Are the Political Minority

December 19, 2018 | Three Hundred million guns in America was enough to scare the Japanese in 1941 but it doesn’t raise a hair on Chuckie Schumer’s bald spot. The Democrat Senate Minority Leader is, like his House counterpart, Nancy Pelosi, steadfast in their pursuit of more gun control. While that is alarming to some...

The Russian Butina Bungle

December 17, 2018 —“If you plead guilty to a crime your chances are good that you won’t serve any more time in jail.” How good is that? If you’ve already spent six months behind bars for the first time in your life, any reason that might lead to your release is an invitation too hard...

The Kavanaugh Effect Goes Quietly Into the Night

December 15,  2018 — Last month’s elections didn’t go quite the way most gun owners probably hoped that they’d go. While the scenario in the Senate favored Republicans and the sentiment following the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh probably erased any hope that the Democrats could retake the upper chamber of Congress, the...

Schools are Living on Borrowed Time

Bob Rogers – Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 | Sprinkled among today’s amalgam of stories are some that once again reveal how schools are foolishly living on borrowed time. It’s only a matter of days, hours, minutes maybe, before another school shooting happens and school administrators are unable to develop ways and means to stop it....

The First And Second Amendment Crossovers 

December 3, 2018 | Under the guise of trying to sort out mental misfits during the concealed carry permitting process, a couple of elected jokers in New York are tugging at gun owners’ electronic leashes while trampling over both First and Second Amendment rights. What these clowns propose is Constitutionally laughable, especially since they are...

Takeover State Liberals Only Mimic Each Other For Gun Control

CA, AZ, NM, NV ,OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, CO, AK, UT Lacking an original idea in their bodies, once red states like Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico, plus parts of western Montana and southern Utah have difficulty being creative enough to churn up something thoughtful in their pursuit of gun control. Only...

Cops Kill Concealed Carrier in Mall Shooting

Sooner or later we all knew it was going to happen; a man with a concealed carry permit was killed by a cop responding to a shooting in a Hoover, Alabama, shopping mall. An argument between two male shoppers resulted in one man shooting another and injuring a young girl in the melee that sent...

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