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Tuesday Open Thread

This date in 1836, Samuel Colt patented the revolver.

Wednesday Open Thread

Guns? Nun Sense

When it comes to guns, these sisters know best. An article entitled “An examination of the effects of concealed weapons laws and assault weapons bans on state-level murder rates” published in Applied Economics Letters Volume 21, Issue 4, 2014 purports to confirm what every rational person knows about gun control — it encourages criminals. [...]

Self Help

Photo by: Leslie Westbrook, The Advertiser/APMarcus Arceneaux carries his wounded niece, Bethany Arceneaux, to a vehicle after she was rescued from a vacant house in Duson, La.

Inspiring and hair raising story of a woman rescued by her own family from her kidnapper.

The family of a kidnapped Louisiana mother tracked down and [...]

Sunday Open Thread

Allan Grant—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images“Six TV western heroes who never trade fire on screen because they are all in different weekly serials stage a mock battle symbolic of a ratings war.” (L to R) Clint Walker, Cheyenne; Jim Arness, Gunsmoke; Dick Boone, Have Gun, WIll Travel; Robert Horton, Wagon Train; James Garner, Maverick; [...]

Guns Don't Kill People -- Russians Do

Kudos to NPR for “going there” on a story that must have given some of those folks heartburn. From NPR:

The U.S. and Russia have been taking lots of jabs at each other.

Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized President Obama’s plan for a military strike in Syria, and the Russian leader then denounced American “exceptionalism” [...]

Common Sense Post Newtown

Yesterday’s online Wall Street Journal had this interesting piece up yesterday about a surge in gun permits in Newtown, Connecticut.

The number of people seeking permits to buy guns has surged in this town following the December massacre of schoolchildren by a local man, even as the parents of some victims had urged stricter [...]

Batman’s Robbin’

And not doing very well… the old cliche about knives and gunfights? Add bats and unloaded guns to that too. From CBS Seattle:

The Washington County sheriff’s office says a man who attempted to rob a Beaverton gun store with a baseball bat and a knife was thwarted when the manager drew his own [...]

What Are You Prepared to Do?

A Houston woman shot a man who attacked her at a gas station last Sunday. There’s already a lot of talk about “Stand Your Ground”. I, along with Andrew Branca at Legal Insurrection, think it’s Self Defense.

While again urging caution given the nature of the “facts” we’re dealing with, it would seem to [...]

Tuesday with Eric

I love my bad-ass “Major League Infidel” t-shirt, wearing it whenever/wherever I know veterans and current military personnel will be (as anyone at the “First Attack …” premiere will attest), so you can imagine how stoked I was to meet Adam at the SafetyHeroes benefit/Nugent concert last night. His is more bad-ass, though, for two [...]