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Dear NC General Assembly (An Open Letter on Pro-Gun Legislation)

Y’all seem ready and willing to introduce new pro-gun legislation this session, so I wanted to take a moment and let you know about a few things that I’d like to see fixed in the general statutes regarding guns: Currently, a concealed pistol can only be secured in a vehicle on school grounds. This was a big step when this bill passed, but it was rushed and worded poorly. I know folks that pull over …

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They’re Winning? Or Are We Winning?

Found this on the Million Moms Against Gun Control Facebook page tonight: So, if Shannon is blocked from tweeting the NRA, but she also blocks pro-gun folks that disagree with her, where does that put us? Surely by her own logic, they can’t be winning…

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US Rep. Amends Bill to Defund DC Gun Control Laws

An amendment was added by Rep. Massie (R – KY) to theĀ Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2015 today that would allow for concealed carry, and repeal the “assault weapon” ban in Washington, DC. The amendment was successfully added to the bill, and the bill passed out of the US House, and is on it’s way to the Senate. According to Rep. Massies website his amendment will not allow Washington, DC to use …

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Sportsmans Act: Annnnnnnnnd it’s gone!

I wrote earlier today about Kay Hagans “Bipartisan Sportsmans Act of 2014” and how I suspected that it was going to be a trojan horse for gun control. Earlier today Republicans who had cosponsored the bill also apparently felt the same way, and voted to kill the bill. Gun owners: 1 Kay Hagans attempt to save face with gun owners: 0

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Kay Hagan Bringing Gun Control Fight to Senate

Kay Hagan (D – NC) has been championing the “Bipartisan Sportsmans Act of 2014” which is a bill originally introduced to allow more hunting and shooting privileges on federal land. I’ve been skeptical of this bill since it was introduced by Hagan. She is reviled by most gun owners here in NC, even after her surprising vote on Manchin-Toomey last year. The Washing Post is reporting that the new Sportsmans Act is going to be …

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Gottlieb is Wrong on Background Checks

At the NRA Annual Meeting, the folks at Guns.com met up with Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation, he had the following to say about universal background checks: Two things: 1. Having to ask permission to sell my private property is a violation of my rights. It’s that simple. They only way to write a background check bill that protects our rights is to not write it. 2. If we concede and allow a …

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Georgia Quietly Gains Campus Carry

Several weeks back while working on show prep for a podcast episode Ben and I were going line by line through the Georgia “guns everywhere” bill. We had heard that the bill included campus carry, the ability for teachers to carry, and a bunch of other stuff. Unfortunately after going through the actual bill that was passed by the Georgia state legislature we didn’t see the campus carry provisions that we were looking for, so …

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Tinfoil Hat: US Gov Creates Social Network to Stir Unrest in Cuba

I generally try not to stray too far from guns and gear and stuff like that here at Triangle Tactical, but sometimes there’s a story that I can’t let slip by without mentioning: The Washington Post is reporting that the US Government created a Twitter like social network in Cuba in order to stir unrest, and possibly overthrow Castro. I don’t like Castro. I don’t like communism, and I don’t like that the Cuban people …

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Michigan: Short Barreled Rifle Bill Headed to Gov. Snyder

It’s no secret that I grew up in northern Michigan. Spent a lot of time hunting and fishing, and trying to sort out the absolutely wacked firearm laws up there. For years the state had handgun registration that required taking the proof of purchase of your pistol to the police department to register it (I’d really like to see the number of handguns sold vs. the number that were actually registered). Rifles that were perfectly …

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Might as Well Just Get Rid of Gun Free Zones…

A bill introduced in Michigan this week will allow special carry privileges for victims of violent crime. But, under a piece of legislation just introduced by a Saginaw Township lawmaker, victims of domestic violence or stalking would be given special permission to carry a concealed weapons in those “gun-free” zones. So, once someone becomes a victim, they would gain the ability to carry concealed in places that regular concealed carry permit holders cannot carry. I …

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