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Our Ask Me Anything on Reddit

Our National Spokesperson, Lara C. Smith, was invited to host an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit this past week.  She answered numerous questions about the Club and our stances on issues ranging from "assault weapons" bans to whether the NFA needs reform (short...

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In Memoriam – Keith Ellis

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our friend, Florida Chapter President, and podcast wizard; Keith Ellis. We are all crushed by this news. Keith was a truly great guy. Keith's leadership in the Florida chapter included regular service days and the...

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Soundbites make for terrible policy

I know. We live in a world of soundbites. Particularly in the political realm. From "Lock her up" to "Zero-tolerance policy" towards undocumented immigrants, sadly the first round of Democratic debates in 2019 did nothing to improve this situation. To be fair, the...

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Texas gets safe storage right

We've seen efforts at getting folks to be responsible with their guns done in a variety of ways- a number of them being highly problematic and doing nothing to actually get the message out that locking your stuff up is a good idea, but rather criminalizing folks with...

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The Liberal Gun Club Amicus Brief: New York City’s Transport Ban Fails All Heightened Scrutiny

Contact: Lara Smith                                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: 510-919-3214 Email: Larasmith@theliberalgunclub.com https://theliberalgunclub.com   New York City’s Transport Ban Fails All Heightened Scrutiny The Liberal...

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Bad for Running, Worse for Fighting

So about a month ago, I saw a post for "Combat Flip Flops" in one of our Facebook groups, and I groaned audibly. Great, another Tacticool company. Turns out I was wrong. It happens sometimes, don't tell anyone. If you have not been to the site, head over to...

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MITM 2019 Day 2 Range Time!

Range Time: Can You Hear The Steel Ringing? Meet in the Middle day two was without an agenda. Show up at the range, Shoot, eat lunch while listening to California Chapter officers talk for a few minutes, get back to the range. Members and their guests enjoyed a day at...

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MITM 2019 Day 1 Wrap up.

Drills, Drills, Drills. The day progressed through a series of skill building exercises based on the unpredictable nature of self-defense. Alessandro's curriculum integrates situational awareness with practical marksmanship and manipulations with the sidearm. Finally...

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California Chapter Meet in The Middle underway.

California Chapter Meet in The Middle 2019 Begins. The California Chapter annual meeting happens every year in Morro Bay, California. It began as a way to bring members together from a state with large and distinct population centers. This year the LGC National...

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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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