When Seconds Count, Canadian Cops Are an Hour Away

“A Regina couple received a rude awakening during the early hours of Victoria Day,” cbc.ca reports. Roger Lepage [above] says his wife awoke at around 4 a.m. CST when she heard a banging on the front door. Thinking it was their daughter returning home, Lepage said his wife went outside to see what was going on. Instead of their daughter they found an apparently intoxicated man with no shoes trying to break into their home in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood [pop. 7720].” So Mssr. Lepage called the police. In the intervening hour, the situation escalated . . . Upon being denied entry into the house, Lepage said the…
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TTAG Project Gun: Otto Carter’s Design for the Cabot 1911’s Dust Cover

  Quick! Where’s the “dust cover” on a 1911? Make the jump for an image ID’ing the part on my favorite Cabot: a prototype stainless steel 1911. (Dibs!) Master Engraver Otto Carter devised the pattern for TTAG’s Project Gun: a Cabot S-Class 1911 engraved in the Victorian Aesthetic style. At least one member of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia has suggested that Art Nouveau would be more appropriate. But I reckon you’ve got give an artist of Otto’s caliber his freedom. This is not his first engraved gun rodeo. Nor, we suspect, will it be his last . . . The post TTAG Project Gun:…
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Question of the Day: Do You Trust Your Local Sheriff?

Reader Aaron writes: Until recently I had no idea that sheriffs could serve as a buffer between overreaching statism and the humble citizenry. So when fine folks like Tim Howard (above) of Erie County in upstate New York show up at rallies promising to not enforce the SAFE Act, it puts a smile on my face. But it has me worrying, too . . . For all the crowing about the SAFE Act, I have yet to hear them saying anything about New York’s non-expiring assault weapon ban. And no mention of the equally outrageous and un-Constitutional Sullivan laws. I hear a…
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Washington Post Champions Gun Rights – In Its Own Special Way

“District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. last week gutted the system police use to determine who should be allowed a permit to bear a concealed weapon in the District,” the Washington Post’s editorial board recounts. “At issue is the provision that gives police discretion in granting gun permits by requiring applicants to state a good reason why they need to carry a weapon in public.” The “good cause” provision of D.C.’s “may issue” concealed carry laws are only “at issue” amongst those who seek to deny Americans their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Like the Washington Post. But…
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Quote of the Day: Risk Averse Edition

“(I)n terms of the (Boy Scouts’) squirt gun rules: Why can’t kids shoot each other with a stream of water? Because it’s harmless? Because it’s good clean fun? Because it’s a time-honored thing for kids to do? Or is it because of a sort of blind belief that if we outlaw every activity that involves boys being boys—even an activity with the word ‘Boy’ in its name—somehow we will have triumphed over original sin and avoided all possible lawsuits?” – Lenore Skenazy in Boy Scouts Can’t Squirt Squirt Guns at Each Other and Must Use Goggles [at reason.com] The post Quote of the…
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