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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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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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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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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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Annual Meeting 2017 – After Action Report

Wow, what a weekend. We wrapped up the 2017 meeting in Houston, Texas late Saturday (though some folks stayed around Sunday), and first things first: The Texas Chapter put on a GREAT show. Friday started with a Three-gun class, how to, followed by attendees actually...

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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...

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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...

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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. Symbols...

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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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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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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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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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Updated Press Primer

Just an update to the press primer we usually send to reporters. Probably warrants a more detailed post, or event just a cut and paste, but if you want to see what we say when asked, this is a good place to start. LGCPrimer-Feb2016...

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Working Safely with Lead

I have to lay out my lead cred first. The day I began building organs in 1983, my blood was tested for lead. When we'd finished two organs by 1992, my blood was again tested for lead. Though they both tested positive for beer, before and after results were exactly the...

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Irrational Fear

On the heels of another kid getting shot by police for having a replica firearm, I figured it was time to revisit this. “Who is that guy over there?” “What is he doing?” “Should we call the police?” As it happens, nobody pictured above is breaking the law at the time...

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Year in Review – 2015

By all accounts, we started the year strong. Membership was up, we had a new membership card system, we were in good standing with the CMP and USAS, we had a strong blog showing. We had key positions filled, our non-profit status was secured. In 2015 we saw solid...

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Dealing with power, part II: Recoil.

Yesterday I took advantage of the unseasonable warmth to get out to the range and have a bit of fun & practice: Yeah, those cans jump pretty good when popped with .45 Super rounds, particularly out of my Cx4 Storm. Which, this time out, was a lot more fun to shoot than when I last […]

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They aren’t coming for your guns?

You know, the slippery slope argument gets invoked a great deal, and honestly, its not exactly resonating with anyone. It feels tired. I am not entirely sure what to do about that without getting a dog whistle out, but that's not the point of today's post. As often as...

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Range Report – 11 Dec 2015

I'd forgotten how loud .357's are indoors—made the concrete walls sing: boooonnng. I'd been to this range's shop many times, but this was the first time shooting there. I'd been looking for a range closer than the one 40 minutes south, the outdoor public range. This...

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Dog whistles and more statistics

Someone at the HuffPo recently penned this article. The premise? Even if the bullet button loophole did not exist and possessing assault-style rifles of any kind had been illegal in California from the get-go, the shooters could have easily acquired even more powerful...

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Four Reasons it is not about Gun Control

Four Reasons More Gun Control Wouldn’t Have Stopped Recent Mass Shootings 1) We Don’t Even Know What Happened: What kind of gun was used? Where was it acquired? Did the shooters pass a background check? We still don’t have answers for some of the most basic questions...

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The LGC’s New Bullseye “Club”

The LGC has  expanded our postal match  program to include an ongoing series of Bullseye (precision pistol) competitions with divisions for rimfire and centerfire shooters. Each match will be open for six weeks. The format is a user-friendly variant of the...

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What happens in Vegas…

Once again we have wrapped another successful annual meeting! This time, our band of merry maniacs visited Las Vegas, Nevada and the event was organized by our very busy CA chapter. We started with dinner and drinks on Friday evening for the early arrivals at one of...

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It’s about Gavin, not guns.

“It’s clear that the proposals put forward by gubernatorial hopeful Gavin Newsom are less about guns and more about Gavin,” says Eric Meyers, President of the Liberal Gun Club’s California chapter.   With his Oct. 16, 2015 announcement, Gavin Newsom is following a...

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Let’s do something!

Another publicity murder has taken place, and the usual digging in on both sides has started. I’ll start this with this. My heart goes out to the victims and their families. I also applaud those (few) news outlets who are not repeating the name of the murderer, but...

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Dirty laundry and publicity murders

We got the bubble headed bleached blonde Comes on at five She can tell you 'bout the plane crash With a gleam in her eye It's interesting when people die Give us dirty laundry --Don Henley Another day, another publicity murder.  At least that's the way it's beginning...

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Intellectual Honesty?

I have spent a fair amount of time recently talking to reporters. "Where do you stand on gun control?" is a variation on a question I get asked a lot. My answer is usually nuanced, but I often will turn the question around.  My counter is: "What problem are we trying...

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MA in the news

As you may remember, we relocated the club headquarters to MA after a leadership change, and the local paper picked up the fact we existed. So they ran a story: http://newton.wickedlocal.com/article/20150813/NEWS/150818099 Its a good article, and its gotten some...

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Bernie Sanders

I like the guy, I really do. I am with him on greater than 90% of his positions. However, recently he did an interview with NPR, to "clarify" his position on guns, and it sounds like he got himself some DNC party line advisors to write his position, rather than think...

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Tragedy in Charleston, SC

Another tragedy, dare I say terrorist attack, and we are treated to another series of hand wringing by pundits and politicians all around. I won't summarize, it was a terrible day for 9 families and a much larger community. The Charleston mayor said this, which...

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Liberal Gun Owners Assoc. Update

It has been a busy time for the Liberal Gun Owners Association. Here’s what we did in recent weeks: 1) San Francisco Chronicle Op-Ed Our editorial appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on December 11th and was mentioned by the San Jose Mercury News on December 12th....

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