Nighthawk Custom Guns: Custom Gun Capabilities For A Perfect Build

Nighthawk Custom Guns: Custom Gun Capabilities For A Perfect Build

Over the past few years, I have been fortunate to spend the first week of October in Idaho at numerous firearm-industry editorial rendezvous. More than a dozen gun writers gathered to see what the gun, optics and ammo companies had to offer for the coming year.

On the range and later back at the ranch I chatted with Nighthawk Custom owner Mark Stone to learn about his business. Long-time publishing colleague Nino Bosaz joined Mark and I, and as typical, an editorial brainstorming session began.

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Tennessee Gun Owners Face Full-On Attack On Rights

Tennessee Gun Owners Face Full-On Attack On Rights

Gun owners in Tennessee have found themselves facing a barrage of anti-gun legislation as the session ramps up in The Volunteer State.

Nine anti-gun measures are currently under consideration in House subcommittees. And all would greatly infringe on lawful gun owners’ Second Amendment rights while having no effect on criminals or violent crime.

One measure, HB 2329, would roll back Tennessee’s status as a Constitutional, or “permitless,” carry state. The bill would delete the section concerning firearms carry that states, “or who lawfully carries a handgun pursuant to § 39-17-1307(g).”

Another measure would institute so-called “universal” background checks for guns sales in the state.

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A Brave New Yorker Needs Our Help Keeping His Freedom

A Brave New Yorker Needs Our Help Keeping His Freedom

Dexter Taylor is the kind of guy most of us would hang out with. Not only is he hard-working and intelligent, working as a software engineer, but he chooses challenging hobbies. A while back, he got into building gun parts in his spare time, and was even considering going into business.

“I found out that you can actually legally buy a receiver and you can machine that receiver to completion, and you buy your parts and you put them together and you’ve got a pistol or a rifle,” Taylor said in a podcast interview.

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The Kansas City Category Error

The Kansas City Category Error

Influential people with anti-gun views often want to “wade into the debate” after a big shooting. They’d have us believe that they are apolitical people who were above or outside of the debate, but because something that happened was so terrible, it merits them taking the highly unusual step and perhaps enduring some personal sacrifice.

But, if you do a quick search, most of the celebrities who act like this have a history of doing it.

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California Bill Would Require Insurance Agencies To Ask About Guns

California Bill Would Require Insurance Agencies To Ask About Guns

In yet another attempt to snoop around in matters that aren’t any of their business, the California State Assembly is considering a measure that would make insurance companies include questions on an application for homeowners’ or renters’ insurance concerning the number of firearms in the home.

The bill, AB 3067 by Democrat assemblyman Mike Gipson specifies: “In addition to existing regulations, an application for homeowners’ or renters’ insurance shall include questions regarding all of the following: (1) Whether there are firearms kept in the household, including in any accessory structures, and if so, how many.

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Yet Another Reason NFA and GCA Need To Die

Yet Another Reason NFA and GCA Need To Die

When Congress defined the term “machine gun” in federal law, they thought it was pretty clear, and in most ways, it really is. If a single movement of the trigger produces only one shot, it’s not a machine gun. If you can pull the trigger back and the gun continues firing, it’s generally a machine gun. Pretty simple, right?

This distinction is important because a semi-auto weapon (assuming it’s not an SBR or other NFA item) isn’t heavily regulated at the federal level—no tax stamp, no need to get approval to transfer or cross state lines, or any of that other stuff.

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A New Name For Anti-Gun Tragedy Exploiters: Coffin Surfers

A New Name For Anti-Gun Tragedy Exploiters: Coffin Surfers

I recently came across something pretty funny on Twitter that I think merits some more sharing. In the past, I’ve called the people who take advantage of tragedy to push an anti-gun agenda things like “blood dancers” or “vultures”. But, this new one sounds pretty good:

By the power vested in me by Twitter, I am declaring the term “Coffin Surfer” the new name we will call people who immediately seek to use the death of someone else to advance civilian disarmament.

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What We Can Learn From That Spicy Florida Acorn Video

What We Can Learn From That Spicy Florida Acorn Video

A recently released body cam video out of Florida has been making the rounds on social media. Why? Because a cop seems to lose his mind and starts cranking rounds into the back of his own patrol vehicle. Inside is a man who he had already arrested and placed in the vehicle, and he thinks that not only is the man shooting at him, but that he had been hit.

According to media sources, the officer lost it when an acorn fell on his vehicle (you can barely hear it in the video if you turn it up), which he mistook for a gunshot.

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How Anti-Gunners are Using AI to Strip You of Your Rights

How Anti-Gunners are Using AI to Strip You of Your Rights

Working on a website, even one as basic as TTAG, you rely on a lot of different technology to create and share information. One useful tool for many collaborators is a site called WeTransfer, which allows you, for free, to upload and transfer large files such as multiple images to a person rather than risking exceeding their inbox limits.

To help pay for providing the service for free, WeTransfer uses the screen where you are uploading or downloading your files as a virtual billboard.

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What Technically Is a High-Capacity Magazine?

What Technically Is a High-Capacity Magazine?

Politicians adore the term “high-capacity magazine,” in references to guns that they so passionately hate. President Biden has made it a favorite term when advocating for gun control, and he blames the ills of weapon-related deaths on such accessories. It is important, however, that despite the rhetoric, people understand what this term means, and how it is being misused, because what people often say are “high capacity” are nothing more than old standards.

“High capacity” would logically refer to something excessive from the norm.

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