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Popular Online is not Always Better: ETS

Frim Mike Westra I am a firm believer in always carrying at least one firearm and a back up self defense tool. My gun of choice is the Glock 19. I love the 19 for many reasons, capacity and reliability being the top two. Between undercover police work, bounty hunting, and carrying as a civilian I have run into a …

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West Michigan’s HolsterCo EDC Solution: The Stealth.

Holsters are hard. Seriously. Those of us who carry regularly usually accumulate a small dragon’s horde worth of holsters, even if they are quality offerings. In many cases it’s difficult to find holsters, especially with other than main stream models. Everything is Glock-centric, understandably but it doesn’t help if you enjoyed a different firearm model. P320’s and Glock 17/19 frame …

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It’s a Monday…

Gun Control proponents have made gains. -Florida passed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. The age to purchase firearms in Florida is now 21. Military service members and LEO’s can purchase if they are under 21 for rifles and shotguns. A three day minimum waiting period is now applicable for all firearms. Exceptions for concealed carry license holders, …

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Gun Control and Carry in Schools, Florida Legislature Passes The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act

Florida’s legislature is sending gun control to the desk of the governor. But it’s a mixed bag. Depending upon which news outlet you use to read the news of the bill’s contents you could see “Gun Control Passes the Florida Legislature” right next to “Florida Senate and House Approve MORE GUNS in Schools!” The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public …

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East Lansing School Board of Education Hates Guns and Supports Kids Skipping Class… Because Guns

Warning: Excessive use of the word ‘and’ and a singular use of adult language below.   The following release (italicized ) was published by the public schools of Lansing MI and are echoed in the majority of arguments around the country that focus solely on firearms. It is special. Whereas, there was yet another mass killing in a high school in …

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Alpacka Raft Launches the Caribou, the Lightest Full-Size Packraft Available

Alpacka Raft Launches the Caribou, the Lightest Full-Size Packraft Available The new ultralight bikeraft and wilderness adventure boat features Alpacka’s innovative and exclusive Late Rise Design. MANCOS, Colo. (March 5, 2018) – Alpacka Raft, the industry leader in research and development of modern packrafting, today announced the launch of its new Caribou packraft, a front-end loading and ultralight packraft that …

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Trump Trump’s the Trump Slump: Gun Control talk has thinned the stock of firearms nationwide.

The title image was sent to me from Southwick’s of Plainwell, MI. My friends down there usually have a healthy stock of AR-15’s and similar rifles and they have been slow business in the year since Trump was elected. They still have a few left but the supply and demand have certainly inverted. Other stores are cleaned out completely. President …

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A Pediatrician Explains the AR-15

The Doctor will school you now. From Dr. LateBloomer The “AR-15” is the common name for a style of semi-automatic rifle which is perhaps the most misunderstood firearm in modern history. To listen to gun controllers, one would think that this style of firearm had emerged from the depths of hell, become sentient, and started attacking residential subdivisions across the …

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“Take the guns first, go through due process second,” -Donald Trump

The President of the United States spoke those words in response to Vice President, Mike Pence. “Allow due process so no one’s rights are trampled, but the ability to go to court, obtain an order and then collect not only the firearms but any weapons,” Pence said. “Or, Mike, take the firearms first, and then go to court,” Trump responded. …

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The Gun Control Value Menu: The Proposals

It’s time to have a meaningful conversation about Gun Control. The ideas espoused by gun control activists and advocates inevitably coalesce into several ideas for policy change. Each of these changes have a stated goal, the same two goals in each case. Keep firearms out of the hands of “those people who shouldn’t have guns” and to save lives, “even …

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