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The Tactical Assault Umbrella Strikes Again

California State University was placed on lockdown after police were called for a “man with a gun” on campus that turned out to be an umbrella.

My first thought about this was that those fools in California don’t know the difference between an unbrella and a rifle, but then I was reminded that this type of hilariousness isn’t bound by the borders of California.

It wasn’t all too long ago when this same exact thing happened at Eastern Carolina University.

I have a hard time dogging on the people who made the calls too much though. Students on college campuses all across the country are left utterly defenseless. When I as in college a decade ago, guns were completely banned on campus, as were knives, and most other defensive tools. I have to believe that someone thought they saw a rifle, and with no gun to defend themself with, they called some other guys with guns to sort it out.

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Editor/Head Honcho at Triangle Tactical. Lucas is a life long shooter and outdoorsman, avid concealed carrier and competitive shooter, and a lover of pork fat.


  1. Proof that the terrorist are winning…we are afraid of your own shadow.

  2. EDIT….we are afraid of our own shadow.

  3. You can’t blame the initial caller — California’s drought has gotten so severe that no one’s even seen an umbrella in years. Mistaking one for an AK derivative (which resemble umbrellas anyway) isn’t that much of a stretch.

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