December 21, 2014

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  • newtown

    Sandy Hook Victims’ Families Sue Gun Store and Manufacturer

    NEWTOWN, CT — It was announced today that several families of the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting are filing suit against Bushmaster (the maker of the rifle used in the shooting), as well as the store owner where the rifle was sold and the distributor who sold the gun to the store that sold the gun  (if that seems a little confusing, it’s not meant to be). In total, some nine families have filed for wrongful death and will file negligence lawsuits against three entities that they claim are responsible for the death of their loved ones in…

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    Police Officer Tweets Threats—Placed on Leave

    In a case that is creating a huge firestorm on social media, a San Jose police officer, Phillip White, has been placed on paid administrative leave following his tweets this past weekend. White, a 20 year veteran of the San Jose police department, tweeted this past weekend that anyone who threatens him or his family would be killed. He also let anyone who can’t breathe or think that their lives matter know that he would be at the movies, off-duty, with his gun. The country has been in turmoil these past few months after the death of Eric Garner in…

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  • Vivek Murthy Gun Control

    Obama Gets New Surgeon General, America Loses

    Obama has gotten his wish from the lame duck senate as they confirmed Vivek Murthy to the office of Surgeon General of the United States. The Surgeon General is the chief medical officer for the country and as such has a solid background in the practice of medicine. The new Surgeon General is 37 years old and just finished his residency a few years ago. He has very little actual experience practicing real medicine. Murthy does have one thing going for him—he is a huge supporter of Obama’s healthcare disaster known as Obamacare. Murthy leads a group called Doctors for…

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    The Left’s Love Affair With the 4-letter N Word

    “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” – Aldous Huxley I like quotes.  Quotes are wisdom for those with short attention spans.  They are disregarded by many as irrelevant platitudes or obsolete; however, they are knowledge, often hard-earned and considered by their authors to be important enough to be passed on.  I’ve chosen the above quote for today, not only because it is always relevant, but because we bear witness to a time where the political left of this country is trying…

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    Cops vs. Citizens, Part II: Ideas to Fix It

    In part II of this series, we will cover what citizens can do to try and repair the relationship between themselves and law enforcement officers. I will start this article like I did part I, with an equally stupid disclaimer: I fully understand that there are bad cops out there. I know that many of them abuse their powers and people have died because of this abuse. I get it. I also know that anyone who says that the majority of officers are bad or evil is making a huge assumption without facts. I know of no study which has…

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Shooting in Cold Weather, Part Two: Braving the Cold

Dec 19, 2014

Welcome back shooters, and thank you for joining us for our second installment of Shooting in Cold Weather. In our previous piece, we looked at getting the most out of the easiest option, shooting indoors. Today let’s take a look at shooting outside and how to manage your equipment, ammo, and of course, yourself! Those of us who do not have access to indoor ranges or simply need distance to do their work will have to overcome the elements. In addition, if you are like me, you will enjoy the serenity that you just don’t find on the crowded ranges…

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America Seeks to Normalize Relations with Cuba

Dec 19, 2014

President Barrack Obama announced that he has instructed Secretary of State John Kerry to begin a dialog with Cuban officials to reestablish political relations.  Political relations with Cuba have been non-existent since the 1960s when Fidel Castro became the dictator via a violent revolution. The sanctions where put in place by Kennedy and have never been lifted. This signals a huge step forward as the United States is one of the only countries left without any diplomatic ties to Havana. Many Cuban-Americans are outraged, as to be expected. Many of them lived through the revolution and had their property and…

naziparty

The Left’s Love Affair With the 4-letter N Word

Dec 19, 2014

“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” – Aldous Huxley I like quotes.  Quotes are wisdom for those with short attention spans.  They are disregarded by many as irrelevant platitudes or obsolete; however, they are knowledge, often hard-earned and considered by their authors to be important enough to be passed on.  I’ve chosen the above quote for today, not only because it is always relevant, but because we bear witness to a time where the political left of this country is trying…

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The Blame Game — Sandy Hook

Dec 19, 2014

Nine families have filed a lawsuit against Bushmaster, Camfour (a distributor) and Riverview Gun Sales (a gun store). The lawsuit is a negligence and wrongful death suit which claims that the Bushmaster AR-15 should have never been made available to the public since it is a military rifle. The lawsuit states, “In order to continue profiting from the sale of AR-15′s, defendants chose to disregard the unreasonable risks the rifle posed outside of specialized, highly regulated institutions like the armed forces and law enforcement.” The parents and spouses of the deceased are looking to blame someone. You’ll notice that they…

newtown

Sandy Hook Victims’ Families Sue Gun Store and Manufacturer

Dec 18, 2014

NEWTOWN, CT — It was announced today that several families of the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting are filing suit against Bushmaster (the maker of the rifle used in the shooting), as well as the store owner where the rifle was sold and the distributor who sold the gun to the store that sold the gun  (if that seems a little confusing, it’s not meant to be). In total, some nine families have filed for wrongful death and will file negligence lawsuits against three entities that they claim are responsible for the death of their loved ones in…

phillipwhite

Police Officer Tweets Threats—Placed on Leave

Dec 18, 2014

In a case that is creating a huge firestorm on social media, a San Jose police officer, Phillip White, has been placed on paid administrative leave following his tweets this past weekend. White, a 20 year veteran of the San Jose police department, tweeted this past weekend that anyone who threatens him or his family would be killed. He also let anyone who can’t breathe or think that their lives matter know that he would be at the movies, off-duty, with his gun. The country has been in turmoil these past few months after the death of Eric Garner in…

Vivek Murthy Gun Control

Obama Gets New Surgeon General, America Loses

Dec 17, 2014

Obama has gotten his wish from the lame duck senate as they confirmed Vivek Murthy to the office of Surgeon General of the United States. The Surgeon General is the chief medical officer for the country and as such has a solid background in the practice of medicine. The new Surgeon General is 37 years old and just finished his residency a few years ago. He has very little actual experience practicing real medicine. Murthy does have one thing going for him—he is a huge supporter of Obama’s healthcare disaster known as Obamacare. Murthy leads a group called Doctors for…

copsvscitizens2

Cops vs. Citizens, Part II: Ideas to Fix It

Dec 17, 2014

In part II of this series, we will cover what citizens can do to try and repair the relationship between themselves and law enforcement officers. I will start this article like I did part I, with an equally stupid disclaimer: I fully understand that there are bad cops out there. I know that many of them abuse their powers and people have died because of this abuse. I get it. I also know that anyone who says that the majority of officers are bad or evil is making a huge assumption without facts. I know of no study which has…

recordingpolice

Illinois Makes 1st Amendment Illegal

Dec 16, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Leave it to the morons running Illinois to completely obliterate the Bill of Rights. In the past, the tyrants running the state of Illinois have reserved their hate for the Second Amendment, but they have now expanded this hatred and disregard to the First Amendment. Illinois passed a new bill last week in which they made it a Class 4 felony to record a police officer. The bill was passed without the people of Illinois even realizing that it was happening. The bill was part of a bill where the legislature was exploring the raising of the…

shootingfamily

My Personal Perspective on Gun Culture

Dec 16, 2014

It’s no secret that, as of late, the media and anti-gun organizations, the latter consisting of people who seem to enjoy forcing their shallow, ignorant views upon others, have portrayed guns and gun advocates in a very negative light. This negativity (from close minded people who want more gun control, yet know nothing about guns as a whole) has basically turned the word “firearm” into the new “F-word” for some. It’s also led quite a few people who would usually be neutral on the topic to believe that anyone who carries, owns, or even enjoys learning about guns is automatically…

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Gun Press in the Media

Dec 16, 2014

One of the first things I do every morning is turn on the computer and look at the Bing “News Page” to see what is supposed to pass for newsworthy events of the day. Many times it seems, there is an article about a shooting somewhere in the U.S. where words like “rampage” and “spree” are bandied about. Why would a shooting in Texas, for example, be national news? The general public accepts what’s presented to them, and reading about gun violence a few times a week would serve to galvanize a notion that there needs to be more gun…

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Tom’s Christmas Gift Ideas

Dec 16, 2014

I know that most of you accept everything I say as gospel, and a Christmas buyers guide should be no different. I already agave you tips and tricks as well as ideas for that perfect gift for your wife/girlfriend or whomever, now it’s your turn. Have you been naughty or nice this year? Based on the comment section in my articles, most of you have been naughty, but we’ll overlook that for now. I’ve come up with some gift ideas for guys, and not all of the gifts are gun-related. This may help you to give hints to those around…

copcamera

Another Eyewitness: Recording Cops’ Every Move

Dec 15, 2014

It has always been a mystery to me how stupid people can be until they get on camera.  People can experience a wide range of emotions, especially when they are put under stress.  No matter the situation, things almost always change when in the presence of a camera. This even happens when people are under stress. Cameras change people… I have personally seen some really heroic stuff while everyday people were being recorded.  Many of these acts were performed by people who acted on instinct, training and under intense pressure. I have often thought about how cool it would be…

felonsandguns

Can Felons Have Guns? Missouri to Decide

Dec 11, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — You will recall that in August of this year, the people of Missouri voted to amend their constitution. The new amendment known as Amendment 5 deals specifically with gun control laws and what kind of test they must pass in order to be enforced. According to the amendment, “Section 23. That the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms, ammunition, and accessories typical to the normal function of such arms, in defense of his home, person, family and property, or when lawfully summoned in aid of the civil power, shall not be questioned. The…

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Cold Weather Shooting: Keeping Your Cool When It’s Below Freezing (Part 1)

Dec 11, 2014

Being a shooter in the Northeast presents its challenges. As if the political climate isn’t tough enough, the environmental climate is equally brutal. Serious shooters up here (and in similar climates) need to condition themselves to shoot year-round, because somewhere in Florida, there will be someone nipping at your heels, training in a t-shirt. Doing so isn’t easy, but with the following tips, it can be tolerable or even downright enjoyable. Solution # 1 to Cold Weather Shooting: Indoor Ranges. Article over, right? Not exactly. Indoor ranges provide a solution to only some types of shooting. However, with some innovative…

christmasgift

Christmas Gifts for the Woman in Your Life

Dec 10, 2014

Christmas is almost here, so what are you getting your significant other? Last year, I wrote a column about what most gun people would like to get for Christmas. Come on, that’s too easy. You want a gun! Walk your wife or girlfriend into the gun store and point to the case that has your favorite brand of gun and say, “Honey, I’ll take any one of these, and color doesn’t even matter.” But, if you want to keep buying those cool and expensive guns, you need to take care of your better half. So, this year, I will be…

copsvscitizens

Cops vs. Citizens, Part I: Ideas to Fix It

Dec 10, 2014

At times, it is difficult to know if one’s opinion is correct or not. But I think that I have come across a way to gauge where am at and if I’m close to the truth. For several summers, I worked as a baseball umpire. I love the game and being an umpire allowed me to remain involved in a sport that I love. As an umpire it became apparent very quickly that fans are passionate and opinionated, much like the readers of my articles. So, how did I know that I was umpiring a good game? It really came…

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Cheapest AR-15 Lower Build for the Holidays

Dec 9, 2014

It’s Christmas time again, and there’s nothing quite like the inevitable prelude to watching the ball drop in Times Square like watching my credit card balances proportionally rise.  Despite this, I had managed to drudge up some semblance of holiday spirit to try to find the perfect gifts for my wonderful wife and son.   That being said, as with all botched shopping trips, I’ve managed to exponentially grow my own Amazon list, and yet come up empty-handed in the “bearing gifts” department (mainly a consequence of trying to shop for an 18 month old at Cabela’s). So, I retreated to…

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First Female Curator at the Cody Firearms Museum, Ashley Lynn Hlebinsky

Dec 9, 2014

CODY, WY — It’s no secret that I have a huge appreciation for female shooters and instructors; Thus, the news this past weekend that the Cody Firearms Museum of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West introduced its first female firearms curator is especially encouraging to female gun enthusiasts everywhere.  Ashley Lynn Hlebinsky, a former competitive ballroom dancer and wannabee surgeon, completely changed course after an introduction to Civil War history changed her life.  A combination of articles published in NRA.Org, Centerofthewest.org and Americanwomenwhobeararms.com tell Ashley’s story. It all started when Ashely took a Civil War medicine tour in Gettysburg,…

m9

United States Army to Replace the M9

Dec 8, 2014

Earlier this year, the U.S Army and Air Force announced that they may being looking for a replacement for the Beretta M9 9mm handgun.  In an article published in Popular Military on December 4th, it was confirmed that the Pentagon is seeking a replacement for the 600,000 M9′s currently in service. Even though the Beretta M9 (model 92 for civilians) has been in service for 30 years now, it is a very well known fact that the M9 is prone to excessive premature wear, breakage and failure. Beretta says that it still has an order of 20,000 M9′s yet to…

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Cleveland P.D. has Big Problem in Rice Shooting

Dec 8, 2014

CLEVELAND, OH — The world seems to be on the verge of imploding with all of the recent actions and reactions to officer involved shooting and the killing of citizens by other means. Within the span of a week, Officer Wilson got a No True Bill from a grand jury; Officer Pantaleo, the officer who used a choke hold which led to the death of Eric Garner, also avoided state charges when a grand jury declined to indict him, and then Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy with a very realistic looking “toy” gun, was shot by Cleveland P.D. Officer Timothy…

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Liberal Writer Calls for Open Carry

Dec 8, 2014

I thought I had seen it all, but how wrong was I? H.A. Goodman, a self-proclaimed liberal, has called for open carry. The only caveat is that he is calling for open-carry by African-American males. The best part is that I support this idea 100 percent. Goodman is attempting to bring focus to what he sees as the disproportionate number of black males being killed by police and the fact that the greater majority of black males have never committed a crime. So, by open carrying, they would be demonstrating to the police that they are law-abiding citizens who have…

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Massachusetts Court Explores 2nd Amendment Rights of Homeless

Dec 4, 2014

BOSTON, MASS. — There is a case currently being heard by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts which is exploring two important and unique aspects of the Second Amendment. The first is whether or not a taser is covered by the Second Amendment, and second, whether or not homeless people have the same right of self-protection as those who live in a house. The case involves Jamie Caetano, who had a taser in her purse when police officers were conducting a shoplifting offense in 2011. She told the investigating officers that she had the taser for protection against an ex-boyfriend…

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The History and Overview of The Ruger Vaquero

Dec 4, 2014

The Colt Single Action Army revolver is arguably one of (if not the) most famous single action revolvers in the history of firearms. From its beauty and craftsmanship to its history and prominent use in Hollywood cinema, why would any person not want to buy their own “Gun That Won the West”? Well I’ll tell you why: The price! A brand new, non-customized, 3rd generation Single Action Army can cost up to $1,450, which is out of the question for many of us (myself included). So how could an “average Joe” get a hold of a single action revolver that…

peaceinfurgeson

My Final Thoughts on the Ferguson Shooting and Verdict

Dec 4, 2014

FERGUSON, MO — I am ready to be done with the Ferguson shooting and all of the hate and riots and looting and stupidity from both sides of the issue. I have bad news for Michael Brown’s family as well as for law enforcement: Both of you have been wrong in this matter and have acted horribly and have caused what may prove to be irreparable harm. I have personally read all of the documents that McCullough released from the grand jury – all of the testimonies, medical reports, forensic reports, autopsy reports and police interviews. I have a difficult time…

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Tech-Sights: Keep it simple, make it better!

Dec 2, 2014

Anybody who has fired a Ruger 10/22 right out of the box has most likely came to the same conclusion that the sights are awful. Aside from not being legitimately adjustable, the horseshoe rear sight doesn’t make a snap together fit with the lollipop-looking front sight. This translates to far too much room in the sight picture for interpretation.  I have literally seen two excellent shooters fire great groups that had a difference of impact of over five inches. Anybody attempting to zero will quickly realize that the graduated plate set in slots doesn’t give the precise adjustment needed for…

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Darren Wilson Resigns from Ferguson P.D.

Dec 2, 2014

FERGUSON, MO — Darren Wilson has resigned from the Ferguson police department, effective immediately. Wilson, as you well know, was the officer who shot Michael Brown back in August of this year. After months of investigation and months of testimony and physical evidence presented to a grand jury, Wilson was cleared of potential charges from the state. Officer Wilson has been on paid administrative leave since the August 9th shooting. Wilson’s resignation comes as no surprise to anyone who has followed the case. His tenure as a police officer had to end even though he was exonerated by the grand…

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Case Prep 101 – Winning Starts at the Bench

Dec 1, 2014

Before entering the debate over whether or not it pays to reload 5.56, one first has to ask, “What type of 5.56 is being made?” Even in tough times, there seems to remain at variety of inexpensive ammo on the market. Making your own range plinkers seldom pays off. This couldn’t be truer, especially when one considers the time investment. On the flip side, if one is on the quest for match quality ammo, then it doesn’t matter how long it takes, and price is often not an issue. Component selection will play the critical role on expense, as well…



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