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Planned Website/Forum Outage

If you happen to be trying to jump on the forums or our website tomorrow after 5pm EST, you'll probably be unsuccessful, as we are moving to a new hosting company that fits our needs better than the existing hosting company. We will be back online by Saturday morning...

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Managing your email preferences

Occasionally, we get requests to modify email subscriptions or remove people from the lists altogether. Occasionally those requests are abusive and profanity laden. Sometimes they are from people who think they paid, but never did, and can't be bothered to check their...

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A Wild 36 Hours in California

Well, for those of you who don't live in California, this case has probably not been at the top of your mind, but for those of us who live here, we've been keeping an eye on this case for the last couple of years, after opposing the original ballot measures and...

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Hardship

If you are a sustaining member, and need to conserve cash, all you have to do is switch your membership level to "Individual" if you need to suspend monthly donations. You don't need to cancel entirely. Donate only if you can afford it. We won't take away any...

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The “Liberal” Gun Club

Yes, I owe a detailed State of the Club post, I'm working on it. I promise its not a "Game of Thrones" promise, it will get written, this year even! But, coming off the success of the annual meeting, and the press that followed it (mostly local), and some other things...

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Annual Meeting 2019 – Recap

Red eye flights stink, jet lag sucks, getting old isn't fun. My excuses have excuses. Sorry this is late! Last Sunday we wrapped up the NINTH Annual National Meeting of the Liberal Gun Club. I am pretty sure I say this every year, and will continue to say it until its...

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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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Are we about to Lose our Rights?

Over the past weeks, I've watched in dismay as several states have moved yet again to restrict our rights. And I get it, my position on this is unpopular with a good part of the American public, but it's pretty disheartening to see such clear evidence that so many...

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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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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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Of Unintentional (?) Racism In Training Tools

With one of the core part of the mission for The Liberal Gun Club being training and outreach to non-traditional gun owners of all stripes, we have folks reaching out to us regularly about things they notice, seeking help finding trainers and places to shoot that are...

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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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