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Soft Target America, The Pulse

The primary reason you walk home at night safely is because no one decided to kill you… Consider that for the moment. The reason is not the law, people disregard the law all the time. The reason is not that you’re a good person, bad things happen to good people. Finally, the reason is not that you live in a good …

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Review: BG Defense Type-A SIPR [Updated: Jan. 2017]

In 1957 Mr. Stoner, Mr. Sullivan, and Mr. Fremont finalized the design on the AR-15. In the 58 years since the Armalite debuted the number of iterations, manufacturers, variations and updates that are incorporated into the AR-15 rifle concept has exploded exponentially. The last 12 years have been especially fertile in the design and manufacturing aspects with the perfect storm of the …

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The Rhetoric Stays the Same, What You Need To Know

You safely handle and secure your guns. You have passed a local and federal background check. Maybe you even put in the extra effort to get a CCW/CPL concealed license. Self-protection is your concern, and neither you or your guns have caused harm to anyone, just remember that in the weeks to come. The other day when a radical Islamist, …

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Terrorist attacks are Not Mass Shootings, But they are a Gun Control Issue

Let’s be very clear on a few points before the flame wars begin. Though the numbers are skewed to show more than occurred, the US has a mass shooting issue. These events are as deadly as they are because of a Gun control issue. Let’s also be very clear that if we are calling what happened in France earlier this …

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HB 5574 – Necessary Pro-Gun Protection, Or Ominous Pyrrhic Precedent

Rep. Triston Cole (R) of the 105th District recently introduced House Bill 5547. This bill is what many in the community refer to as a “parking lot bill” – a bill intended to prevent businesses from prohibiting the storage of firearms in vehicles that are parked in their lots. What it does Subsection (2) of the bill pretty well sums things …

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Having Fed the Iron Pipeline: What to do and expect after a firearm is stolen

This is a Public Service Announcement You’re on a trip, a beautiful drive through middle America, and you see a shining sign. Cabela’s! You stop, naturally, to go in and do the tour. Ten minutes later you return to your vehicle, a box of ammo in a bag and drink from the cooler in hand to see that your car …

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MGO, MOC, SAM – Michigan 2nd Amendment March

(Photo Credit: Jason Gillman Candidate for 104th House District Seat) Today several of the 248Shooter crew made it out to the 2nd Amendment March at the State Capital Building in Lansing.  We were joined by roughly 200 other like minded people that included, fathers, mothers, grandparents, kids and all manner of responsible gun owners. To the surprise of Mothers Demand Action …

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Changing the Narrative Of Gun Rights

It became clear to me it is time to change the narrative about gun rights when I was asked the other day how many live shooter incidents in the U.S. had a concealed weapon carrier come to the rescue. He was looking for statistics over multiple years that show how many people with concealed weapons stopped the criminal. And likewise, how …

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Current State of Michigan Firearm Legislation March 2016

The State of Michigan has a “full time” legislature, which means they are in session year round. Each legislative session lasts for two years and we are currently just over 60% of the way through the 2015-2016 session. More on the legislative process here. In the first 14 ½ months of the current legislative session, close to 150 firearm related …

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I’ve talked with a spree killer…

I’ve talked with a spree killer… That’s an odd thing to acknowledge having stood face to face with a man who has killed now seven people and an eighth’s life still far from certain. What did we speak of? Guns… I was working so, of course, we talked about guns. I do that with dozens of people each day. I’ve …

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