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Mattoon High School Shooting: What Really Happened.

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Mattoon High School Shooting:  What Really Happened.

By now, most of America has read about the shooting at Mattoon High School in Mattoon, IL.  In talking with a slew of people, in addition to published media reports, we've assembled it together here. For those interested, Heavy.com has a heavily edited version of scanner traffic as the event unfolded.  I can't figure out how to embed it...
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Let’s talk Automatic Knives (now legal in Illinois!)

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Let’s talk Automatic Knives (now legal in Illinois!)

  Yes, Governor Bruce Rauner signed the Automatic Knife Bill into law.  Senate Bill 0607, now Illinois Public Act 100-0082, allows for Illinois residents with a Firearms Owners ID card to purchase, carry or possess automatic knives. While the Gov approved this measure in mid-August, most law enforcement officers don’t yet know of the change in the law.  Also,...
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The Mossberg Shockwave: All Tricked Out

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The Mossberg Shockwave:  All Tricked Out

John Boch brought a tricked out Shockwave, Mossberg’s new $400 “firearm” to many of the GSL meeting locations for Tech Time.  Here’s the story. by John Boch I didn’t know the fourth anniversary present was blue steel, but by golly, my lovely bride came through for me over Labor Day weekend.  She hit a home run (grand slam?) with...
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DARWIN STUPID: Thug tries to rob open carrier of his GUN!

DARWIN STUPID:  Thug tries to rob open carrier of his GUN!

Stupid is as stupid does.  And a Detroit punk took a whole handful of stupid pills last week.  While out meandering through life, a 16-year-old found what he thought would make a great opportunity to upgrade his Roscoe. A 61-year-old grandfather looked like an easy mark at a Detroit gas station. A nice handgun just sitting on the old fella's...
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WHY SO VIOLENT? Leftist NH State Rep Charged with Battery(!) of Gun Rights Advocate

WHY SO VIOLENT?  Leftist NH State Rep Charged with Battery(!) of Gun Rights Advocate

Politicians behaving badly could be a regular series on its own. Just yesterday, a radical leftist Missouri State Representative tweeted her hope for President Trump's assassination. Now, a New Hampshire State Representative Katherine Rogers (pictured above) faces charges for battering a gun rights advocate. The incident occurred during a recount from last fall's election. Susan Olsen, a gun rights...
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Glock Gen 5 Launch Party this Saturday!

Glock Gen 5 Launch Party this Saturday!

GLOCK dealers will be rolling out some new products on Saturday, August 26th. This will mark the fifth generation of "perfection" since GLOCKs first hit the market back in the early 1980's. How many of you plan to participate in any of these launch parties? GLOCK fans will no doubt eagerly snap up the new guns as fast as...
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ABOUT TIME: Obama’s Operation Choke Point Program ENDED.

ABOUT TIME:  Obama’s Operation Choke Point Program ENDED.

Obama's Department of Justice launched "Operation Choke Point" in 2012, and quickly fell into disfavor as banks closed accounts of gun stores, gun manufacturers and a whole lot more in the guise of cracking down on bank fraud.  Well, folks, that program has not only been shut down by the Trump Justice Department, but the program has been called...
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Personal Defense Tip: Maintain Situational Awareness In Higher Risk Everyday Locations

Personal Defense Tip: Maintain Situational Awareness In Higher Risk Everyday Locations

Situational awareness: do you practice it? Recently, we covered how a good guy with a gun brought a violent, would-be armed robber to heel in Seminole, Florida. In that case, the attacker prowled a Publix parking lot for victims and found a woman sitting in her SUV to his liking. Moving in, the attacker stabbed her repeatedly as she...
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Barter Smarter… Don’t Trade Away Guns or Ammo

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Barter Smarter… Don’t Trade Away Guns or Ammo

Almost everyone in America has watched as southeast Texas bears the brunt of Hurricane Harvey. At the same time, disasters like Harvey happen with some regularity.  In the aftermath of disaster, barter skills can save you time and trouble.  Or executed poorly, they can lead to your death. We all face the risk of one or more natural disasters:...
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A Would-Be Intruder and My Near DGU

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A Would-Be Intruder and My Near DGU

  A recent story about the death of a homeless man in Champaign, Illinois brought back would-be intruder memories for me. The man had died, the report said, “after being subdued by police.” Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Mr. Turner’s cause of death was an irregular heartbeat due to an enlarged heart and an enlarged left ventricle from...
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PREPAREDNESS: How much is ‘enough’?

PREPAREDNESS:  How much is ‘enough’?

Preparedness for contingencies goes a long way to turning chaos into mere inconveniences. Finding one's self unprepared when life throws you a curveball sucks. Hopefully, like many TTAG readers, you maintain some level of readiness for emergencies. If so, congrats. The question quickly becomes how much is enough though when it comes to ammo, food and water? First off,...
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GREAT NEWS: Automatic Knives Now LEGAL in Illinois for FOID holders

GREAT NEWS:  Automatic Knives Now LEGAL in Illinois for FOID holders

  (Guns Save Life) – On Friday, August 11th, Governor Bruce Rauner signed SB-0607 into law to legalize automatic knives in Illinois.  The knives are now legal for any Illinois resident with a valid Firearm Owners Identification Card.   The new measure provides a welcome relief to the antiquated provisions that made possession of an automatic knife a felony....
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GOOD QUESTION: Is “gun culture” just a paycheck for Guns & Ammo staff?

GOOD QUESTION:  Is “gun culture” just a paycheck for Guns & Ammo staff?

The Outdoor Sportsmen's Group is headquartered at #2 News Plaza in Peoria, IL.  While you may not have heard of the company, you surely recognize and probably grew up with their dead-tree publications:  Guns & Ammo, Firearms News (formerly Shotgun News), Handguns, Shooting Times, and many more.  Employing scores of staff, you would think these people would live and...
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Kids Learn the Shooting Sports at Nation’s Longest-Running Shooting Camp

Kids Learn the Shooting Sports at Nation’s Longest-Running Shooting Camp

About 125 young people aged 9 to 16 made memories this past weekend. While attending the nation's longest-running NRA Youth Shooting Camp, these youngsters had a great time. After all, it's tough to beat camping at night and shooting all day at a spacious private shooting facility. Coming from as far away as Indianapolis, these young people had fun making...
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