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March 2014

WHEN HOLSTERING, COOLNESS IS OVERRATED BY DAN ZIMMERMAN ON MARCH 14, 2014

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The story about Police Chief David Counceller’s negligent discharge due to a stray windbreaker drawstring in the trigger guard brought to my mind a recent article written by firearms trainer Pat Rogers (above), who tackles the issue of after-action holstering in the April 2014 issue of SWAT Magazine (pages 53-57). Don’t waste time trying to look cool, the former Marine…

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PRO-GUN SENTIMENT DOMINATES SOCIAL MEDIA #2A

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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Lately there has been much debate over what that means. As a firearms enthusiast and social media analyst, I wanted to cut through the noise and listen to the unscripted, unsolicited, social media…

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UPDATE – REMINGTON: GDSI BID IS A “PUBLICITY STUNT”

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In the latest turn of events in the Freedom Group bid situation, grandviewoutdoors.com reports that they’ve obtained an internal Remington memo from George Kollitides to all Remington employees. In a bid to calm internal nerves, the CEO called GDSI’s bid nothing more than an underfunded “publicity stunt” that’s barely worthy of their time . . . “A small, unknown investment…

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CHICAGO: THE POSTER CHILD FOR FAILED GUN CONTROL

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Chicago recently announced their firearm-related crime figures for 2012 – more than 2500 shootings and at least 513 homicides (we say “at least” because some of the victims haven’t died yet). Remember that this is in a city with among the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. In fact, Chicago has so many shootings that the Chicago Tribune devotes…

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FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM ANNOUNCE NEW EDUCATIONAL & ENFORCEMENT MEASURES REGARDING FIREARMS

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Facebook, at its heart, is about helping people connect and communicate. Because of the diversity of people and cultures on our services, we know that people sometimes post or share things that may be controversial or objectionable. We work hard to find a balance between enabling people to express themselves about topics that are important to them, and creating an…

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FACEBOOK MULLING POLICY CHANGES ON GUN-THEMED PAGES (EXCLUSIVE)

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Facebook may announce company policy changes for gun-related pages in the coming weeks, VentureBeat has learned. The social network has been under pressure from the powerful Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Moms Demand Action civic group to ban gun-themed fan pages on the site. “Talks are progressing. The discussions are ongoing; there have been positive developments,” sources close to…

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FIVE WAYS TO CARRY A FULL SIZE GUN

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I’ve just started a new gig, as if juggling 17 projects at a time isn’t enough… I’m honored to be contributing a regular column at Beretta USA’s new blog. I own a number of Berettas, both pistols and shotguns, and will be talking about training, practice, recreational shooting and having good old-fashioned fun with shooting sports. Here’s a link to…

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