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Just look at you—packing a great gun, been to dozens of classes, got a highly tactical backpack covered in cool morale patches and, best of all, you really know how to “talk the talk.”

But I wonder: Can you “do it”?

Get your mind out of the gutter. I mean, do you possess the internal fortitude to commit violent and wholly unpleasant acts upon an adversary who means you serious bodily harm or death?

I know the answer: “Of course!”…

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John Filippidis and his family were returning from a Christmas celebration in New Jersey. Headed home to Florida on New Years Eve 2013, they had no reason to expect trouble. Shortly after entering Maryland on I-95, Filippidis spotted a Transportation Authority patrol car in the rearview mirror. Next thing he knew, he was being questioned by a hostile officer who was only interested in one thing: “Where’s the gun?”

The gun, a Kel-Tec .380, was in a safe in Florida,…

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Necessity may well be the mother of invention, but sometimes she breeds a bastard child.

Unlike the Industrial Revolution, which fostered ingenious mechanical designs without a follow-up of mental deficiency, the computer age has sometimes led to a “better way” of doing things, but with an attendant loss of brainpower. Much like someone who is slightly physically impaired, the constant unnecessary use of a crutch can—and will—eventually lead to the inability to operate without that crutch.

So it is with…

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Mike Vanderboegh is a smuggler. With a difference.

Joe Average smuggler hopes government officials won’t notice what he’s up to. Mike, on the other hand, wants them to notice. In fact, he smuggles some of his goods right into their offices.

If you hang around the gun-rights movement, you probably know Mike, at least by reputation. He blogs at Sipsey Street Irregulars. He’s the founder and rabble-rouser-in-chief of the Three Percent movement. (“Threepers” being the small but powerful portion of…

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