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Proud to Be Among America’s Least Likely Gun Owners

The BBC featured four Liberal Gun Club members in it's new piece titled "America's Least Likely Gun Owners."  Will, Ed, Piper and our National Spokesperson, Lara Smith, are featured in this excellent video that will reach more than 300 million people worldwide and be...

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2018:The Brave New World

We've taken plenty of shots at things like the NRA, toxic masculinity, and the problems of implicit bias in policing. We've also taken shots at overreaching legislative attempts (some successful, some not). Today though, there's something bothering us and not only is...

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Athlon Ares Spotting Scope

The best way to introduce this is to steal from Eric's review For regular followers of this blog, you know we don't frequently do product reviews. That said, you will see several reviews over the next week or two as one of our members over at 2AOS made us a great...

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SHOT Show 2019 recap

Over the past week, I got to attend SHOT Show 2019. While it had all the usual array of new (and not so new) guns, accessories, and related items, this year was different in one big way - I got to take an assistant! Our successful fundraising drive meant that Patti...

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Athlon Membership Giveaway!

We are pleased to announce the first winner of the LGC Membership Perks program, Mikal Pippins from Louisiana! As we mentioned in our review of the Athlon Midas TAC here, the generous folks over at 2AOS generously offered a membership discount and matching funds for...

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The 2018 LGC Annual Meeting and the Press

This year, in what seems to be becoming a tradition, a reporter spent the whole weekend with us. Last year, it was Politico. This year, due to our work at events like the Gun Rights Policy Conference and our spokespersons participation in things like the DC Project,...

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Good Guys (can’t) Wear Black?

We've been struggling for a good way to say this, the ACLU seems to have said it for us. EF Bradford. ...police admitted that Bradford had not “brandished” the gun but simply had it in his hand when officers approached. Jemel Roberson The officers shot and killed...

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Product Review: Athlon Midas Tac 4-16×44

For regular followers of this blog, you know we don't frequently do product reviews. That said, you will see several reviews over the next week or two as one of our members over at 2AOS made us a great offer to give back to the club when folks buy any Athlon optics...

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State of the Club – 2018

Happy Holidays! I should have posted this right after the Annual Meeting (which was awesome, why didn't you come?), but wow, was Florida exhausting! A huge special thanks to Keith and the Florida chapter for hosting an awesome meeting! Wow, its been a great year for...

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Today we mourn the passing of Dr. Olivia Hooker

During our annual meeting this year in Orlando, one of our speakers, Kevin Dixie, reminded us that many folks never had the opportunity to learn about this or other events that substantially impacted African American communities around the country. At 103 years old,...

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Fall Pledge Drive Update!

  November 3, 2018 Help us hit our goal of $6000 by December 31st and be entered to win a trip to SHOT 2018! Thanks to your generous donations and membership upgrades, we are almost 50% of the way to our goal! So far we've collected $2745 of our $6000 target, so...

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The Liberal Gun Club Fall Pledge Drive

Well we’ve had a fantastic year so far here at the LGC, with our membership base expanding and our visibility with the press, public, and lawmakers growing by leaps and bounds! And with our annual meeting just a month or so away (Make sure to register here!) we’re...

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3d Printing Hysteria

"We favor enforcement of existing regulations over the creation of new regulatory schemes." You may notice that this is one of our policy positions, found here. Just keep that in the back of your brain for a few minutes. Over the last week or so, it seems that the...

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Suicide Prevention Resources

Of the 30,000 or so gun deaths in the U.S. each year, nearly two-thirds are suicides. Another ~20,000 people a year take their own lives without firearms (that's ~46,000 people in 2016, based on reports from the CDC and other sources). Its widely believed that...

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Raising the Firearms Purchase Age

I was actually going to post this last week, but so many things have happened to muddy the waters, including the sitting Republican President making the age limit suggestion. Then a couple retailers decided to "just do it." Should we raise the purchase age for...

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We support Fix NICS

There is currently legislation being pondered in the Senate called Fix NICS. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is a United States system for determining if prospective firearms or explosives buyers' name and birth year match those of a...

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Gun Control Is a Misfire

What liberals and the NRA both get wrong. By MARC COOPER • March 21, 2016 Note from author: Please do not be confused by the original source of this article.  I am anything but a conservative and am better described as a radical rather than a liberal.  But after 40...

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After Parkland, what can we do today?

We make it a habit here at the Liberal Gun Club to avoid commenting or proposing policy immediately following a tragedy, as there are always revisions, new evidence, and changes to the initial news reports. This post does not break that tradition, as it is focused on...

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Efficacy

Efficacy https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/mass-shootings-are-a-bad-way-to-understand-gun-violence/?ex_cid=story-facebook https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-gun-control-mirage-1507158925...

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Suppressors

In the wake of Las Vegas, those champions of the Second Amendment, the GOP declared that the suppressor bill all gun loving folk were excited about won’t see the presidents pen anytime soon. We can't have those magic wand death whisper machines in the hands of...

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How to buy your spouse a gun.

I constantly run across some variation of the following post on gun boards: "I want to buy my spouse a gun. What should I get them?" This thread nearly always involves buying a gun not to take to the range but for defense and then devolves into the dreaded caliber...

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Election 2016

What happened? Unlike many out there, I can't blame this on a single thing, third party voters, Benghazi or Email servers. So its probably many things, and frankly, many things we watched happen and observed as they were happening. Perception, real or imagined, that...

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How’s it feel now?

Well. We’re a couple of days past the election, and we’ve managed to put in to power a horrible, manipulative, racist, angry cheeto of a president. Congratulations America. I’m not going to get in to the reasons for the loss, as there’s going to be bickering for years...

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The press is finally being honest??

Bans https://newrepublic.com/article/125498/its-time-ban-guns-yes-them http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amitai-etzioni/needed-domestic-disarmame_b_8739712.html http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/05/opinion/end-the-gun-epidemic-in-america.html Real reporting...

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Speaking of holy books…

The following is Smoke's opinion and is not necessarily the opinion of the LGC.  It's just one voice calling out in the wilderness... ______________________________________________________________________ So as many LGC forum members know, I'm an Agent of Shield, in...

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State of the Club – 2017

So, we just finished our awesome annual meeting hosted by our Texas chapter. Lots of new faces, some press and some good vibes. I thought I’d highlight some of the successes over the year, and talk about the future. It’s been a fantastic year for the club, and I am...

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Of Domestic Violence and Prohibited Persons

A suburb of San Antonio. Twenty six souls lost. Potentially stopped by a mythical "Good Guy" with a gun. Purported Air Force veteran, discharged under some sort of less than honorable circumstances, possibly targeting his ex-wife's family, which, one could assume, he...

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Bump stocks, Congress and the NRA

We had a massacre. 58 innocent lives lost, more than 500 injured. One evil sonofabitch dead at his own hand, but not before causing terror and unimaginable heartache. Like all Americans, those of us at the Liberal Gun Club are horrified and angered by what happened at...

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A couple of potentially relevant past posts

We are still holding commentary on the horrific event that happened in Las Vegas. That said, there are some potentially relevant posts from the past we wanted to share. You may have started following us recently, or may have missed these the first time around. We...

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The Trace LGC interview comments

We have already posted the article itself to Facebook, but wanted to provide some context regarding the interview itself and present a couple of important items regarding it. Recently three of our California members, including our national spokesperson, Lara Smith,...

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California’s AB103 Budget Reconciliation

Well I didn't think I'd be writing about a budget bill today, but it looks like we'll have to. Much like we opposed previous bills that stripped due process like the "Gun Restraining Order", this new bill, which it's rider had zero relation to any budgetary process,...

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Philando Castile and the 2nd Amendment

This is a tough week. From what I've read in the media, this case looked to be a pretty clear cut case of a police officer reacting horribly to what should have been a routine traffic stop. You can judge for yourself from all the available video evidence. I saw a...

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New LGC Instructors in Michigan and Oklahoma

In accordance with the "education" portion of the Liberal Gun Club's mission, we are pleased to announce two newly certified LGC instructors in Michigan and Oklahoma. They will be teaching our "Intro to Range Safety and Shooting" course, our mostly highly requested...

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Patch Update- June 2017

We've revised the checkout, you can now order multiple patches in multiple styles! And the new Bullseye patch! Style White $6.00 USD Rainbow $6.00 USD Subdued $6.00 USD Bullseye $12.00 USD Already added some?

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New Contributors

We are happy to announce we have new syndicated contributors: Grant Cunningham has consented to allow us to reprint his training articles, as you may remember, Grant has developed our defensive shooting curriculum! Grants blog is at: http://www.grantcunningham.com/...

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Patch Update!

We have added another style, you can get regular flavor: Or Rainbow! $6 and its shipped to your door! Style Normal $6.00 USD Rainbow $6.00 USD

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Solidarity

There is a symbol that's come up in the last few days. You may have read about it. I will say this: Symbols are important. Solidarity is important. "We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."     Solidarity is important....

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Our Press Release Opposing Prop 63

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** Contact: Lara Cullinane Smith The Liberal Gun Club, a national organization of left-leaning and progressive firearms owners and enthusiasts has come down firmly on side of saying Vote No on Prop 63, stating: Proposition 63 is an abuse of the...

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So you want to collect milsurps…

A primer to collecting military surplus guns You've played Battlefield or Call of Duty on the platform of your choice. You've watched and rewatched Enemy at the Gates a thousand times. Perhaps you've just inherited Grandad's old hunting rifle built upon a Mauser he...

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The Liberal Gun Club in the Press

The LA Times reached out to us to hear our views on the NRA, gun control and a host of other topics. Attached is the result of my interview with Patt Morrison, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner....

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I have a secret…

I have a secret. I don't own an AR-15. I don't want to own one. I don't much like them. For some reason, maybe its almost 40 years of shooting, I don't dig a pistol grip on a rifle. I also am not a huge fan of the .223 Remington round, or its military brother, 5.56...

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Violence in America

I am not a psychologist. I am not in Law Enforcement. I am not a health researcher. But, if you have been following this blog, you might have noticed that we as a group have an opinion about addressing the root causes of violence, and have even posted occasionally on...

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Of Bathrooms, Religion and Donald Trump

"Cognitive dissonance - Volume 2" Ok, conservative pro-gun folks, your turn. Yesterday, I had some things to say to my fellow liberals. I was sarcastic, possibly unkind, and invoked Godwin's Law in all but literally naming the psychopath with the mustache. Now, some...

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Of Walls, Watch Lists and Donald Trump

"Cognitive Dissonance- Volume 1" A tragic event happened on Sunday.  Our friends and families were attacked and killed by a hateful man, bent on destruction for reasons still not entirely clear. But terrorism and homophobia are not mutually exclusive, so I'm not sure...

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Peruta v City of San Diego

On June 9, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an en banc decision in Peruta v. San Diego finding, based on history and precedent, that “there is no Second Amendment right for members of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public.” Immediately, the NRA declared the decision to be outside the mainstream. The Peruta decision, however, follows at least four other Circuit court decisions that reached essentially the same conclusion. Unfortunately, this means the case is, in fact, well within the mainstream of modern court decisions.

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That Guy at the Range

My Marlin had a seven round magazine, his Ruger a ten with a ten power scope as well. We pretty much swapped shots, settling into an unspoken rhythm. He sat on my right, so his brass flew away from us, and mine just plopped down. Paddle rang “pink” when we hit it.

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Oregon Range Day!

Submitted by Oregon LGC: Sunday, April 24, 2016 was range day for the Oregon LGC.  Not just any range day, this was the first outing since we organized into an official local chapter of The Liberal Gun Club! The day was scattered with showers and sunlight and ranged...

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Upcoming CMP matches

Remember, as a dues paying member of the LGC, you are a member of a CMP affiliated club. So in addition to being able to buy surplus rifles and ammo direct from the CMP, you can also participate in CMP sanctioned matches and list the LGC as your club of record. More...

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Rocky Mountain Chapter June Meet-up

The Rocky Mountain Chapter the Liberal Gun Club has scheduled a meet-up for Sunday, June 26, 2016, at the Rocky Mountain Gun Club in Grand Junction, Colorado (http://www.rmgcgj.com).  The meet-up will begin at 12:00 noon at the club. There will be a business meeting...

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Media as the threat to rights?

On a whim, I recently asked 10 of my fellow gunsmithing students what they believe is the biggest threat to private firearms ownership with the expectation they would blame “liberals” for the onslaught against gun rights. Instead, eight out of ten identified the...

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LGC Postal Match 10 – Mad Minute

  In this match we’re reenacting a bit of history, so let’s take a moment to savor the background of the British Army’s famous “mad minute.” Download the full rules Some form of rapid-fire drill was already in use by the 1880s, but the true “mad minute” was an...

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