All politics is local, so they say. That phrase, often used by former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill, typically refers to the importance of building local consensus to win a primary election, thereby making a run for office possible. However, to us voters, it means that our “national” votes are locally determined. In this […]
Anti-gun zealots like to grandstand. They’ll use any opportunity to try and do so. Ostensibly, they’ll claim their efforts are necessary to draw attention to the issue of gun control as if the American public has been oblivious to the debate despite the near constant barrage by the mainstream media. Source: Florida Lawmaker Seeks To […]
This article originally appeared at Ammoland. We just got back from the 2018 National Rifle Association Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. If you haven’t yet been to one, the event is part product expo, part leadership speeches and conference, part education, part business, and a whole lot of fun. It’s the only gathering of 80,000 […]
This article originally appeared at Ammoland. How do you boil down the news and findings from 12.5 miles of SHOT Show booth exhibits? You don’t. Usually, the week I spend at SHOT Show generates a year’s worth of material and product review opportunities, but there are always a few things that stand out or catch […]
The annual Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show is too big to see in four full days of walking, so it’s certainly too much to cram into a two-minute video. With the good folks over at Range365, we made a valiant effort to give you a taste of what it’s like.
‘Twas the night before Shot Show, And all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, Except for my spouse. The luggage was packed, In the car with great care, In hopes that St. Nugent Soon would be there. The vendors were busy, Wishing they were in bed, While visions of gun fun, Danced in our […]
This article originally appeared at Ammoland. Last month we talked about how to win the gun control debate. You can read it here, but the Cliff notes are as follows: Calling the other side stupid doesn’t work, nor does spouting off facts at high volume. Listening is key, no matter how much you disagree with […]
New Guide Helps Beginning and Intermediate Handgun Owners Develop Confidence and Skill CHARLESTON, SC, October 30, 2017 – Practical Guides is pleased to announce the release of their newest book. Using an un-intimidating and delightfully entertaining approach, The Practical Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition helps beginning and intermediate shooters learn safety, handgun operation […]
This article originally appeared at Ammoland. In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s been a big political debate about gun control in the aftermath of the horrific Las Vegas attack. This event set the record for fewest minutes to politicize once the news hit. That got me thinking. Why the mad dash to policy “solutions?” No, […]
Here’s a quick public service announcement. There’s a lot of pure garbage floating around television and the internet about the Hearing Protection Act. Strangely, those opposed believe that suppressors / silencers work just like in the movies. Imagine that. Here’s a quick reference to show how much noise suppressed guns really make.