Episode 1 of the Gunblog VarietyCast

The very first episode of the GunBlog VarietyCast is now up. Check it out!


Show notes are available on the GunBlog VarietyCast blog page.

Shooting up a house

Shooting a gun into an occupied property is a very serious crime.

A Cary man is accused of firing a weapon at an occupied home.

So is the attempted murder they charged him with as well.


Seems he’s graduated from robbery to attempted murder by drive-by shooting.

Shot in an unknown location

This isn’t the best writing I’ve ever seen

Police have identified a 21-year-old man who died Saturday after being shot.

(Victim) of the 2900 block of Polo Drive died Cape Fear Valley Medical Center after being shot at an unknown location.

So, unknown if he was shot in the head? Or unknown if he was shot on Murchison Boulevard?


There always seems to be a drug connection, doesn’t there?

Another day, another shot dead in Durham

What is it about Durham?

A man was found fatally shot in Durham early Saturday morning.

Random violence at 1:40 in the morning?


Or just a professional disagreement among the criminal class?

Tell your school firearms training stories to Shyanne Roberts

Got a call today from Dan Roberts, father of very young competitive shooter, Shyanne Roberts. Maybe you saw her testimony against yet more gun grabbing laws in her home state of New Jersey.

She and her father were recently on Fox and Friends, talking about when it’s appropriate to teach firearms safety to children. Naturally, Dan and Shyanne felt that earlier was better than later. You know what they say, “If you don’t teach your kids about guns, who will?”

Dan makes the statement at about 3:15 that “Firearms safety, education, and familiarization was pretty much standard in elementary schools.” Naturally, the clowns at CSGV, in yet another bit to remain relevant in a world where Michael Bloomberg’s minions get TV interviews and Ladd Everett is in danger of having to sell a kidney to buy a Windows 7 compatible office computer, attacked Dan’s statement as “Revisionist History.”



So, how many of you who were in school before the 1970’s learned some form of firearms safety? Email your “school shooting” stories to Dan so he can beat these clowns over the head with the truth. <—- Click the link to send email to Dan.

In the minds of the gun grabbers, guns are banned in school, therefore they were ALWAYS banned in school. Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.


Stabbing on the Fourth

Happy Independence Day!

A teen was stabbed to death in downtown Raleigh after July 4 fireworks Friday night.

And who stabs a person to death on the Fourth of July?


Kind of figured.

Layers and layers of editors and fact checkers

Did you know that “Armor-Piercing” ammunition for AR-15s isn’t legal to possess? Neither did I. But helpfully, a “lawyer for the Sheriff’s Department” down in Fayetteville told the media just that.

The Cumberland County deputy who was injured in a shoot-out with a murder suspect last week was shot with armor-piercing bullets, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman said Thursday.

“This guy was using armor-piercing rounds, which aren’t legal to possess,” said Ronnie Mitchell, the lawyer for the Sheriff’s Office.

Umm, NO. Just NO.

There is a federal law against possessing PISTOL bullets that are made of certain materials which would make those PISTOL bullets likely to penetrate police vests, but there are no laws against rifle ammunition that’s considered “Armor-Piercing.”

Armor piercing ammunition
18 U.S.C., § 921(a)(17)(B)

A projectile or projectile core which may be used in a handgun and which is constructed entirely (excluding the presence of traces of other substances) from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium; or

A full jacketed projectile larger than .22 caliber designed and intended for use in a handgun and whose jacket has a weight of more than 25 percent of the total weight of the projectile.

The term “armor piercing ammunition” does not include shotgun shot required by Federal or State environmental or game regulations for hunting purposes, a frangible projectile designed for target shooting, a projectile which the Attorney General finds is primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes, or any other projectile or projectile core which the Attorney General finds is intended to be used for industrial purposes, including a charge used in an oil and gas well perforating device.

And no one in the media bothered to question this incredible assertion. Not the reporter, the editor, the fact checkers, no one.

What’s the bet that the bullets in question were garden variety M855 “green tip” bullets and the lawyer knows even less about bullets than he does about law?

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes in Goldsboro

He was hoping to make some gold, he left with lead instead.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says a woman will not face charges after shooting an alleged burglar at her home early Thursday morning.

She went to investigate what she thought was a burglar in her shed. When he lunged at her, she shot him.


I think he qualifies as one of those people “known to police” long before he collected the bullet wound.

Charlotte Homicide

Another dead guy in Charlotte.

A search is underway in Charlotte after police say a man was shot and killed just north of uptown Charlotte.

Who’d they find?


Those bullets seem to find felons pretty often, don’t they?

High Altitude Entanglement

Another story from my military days. This one from my Army years

It was a lot less scary than you would think. Training? Or just youthful belief in my indestructibility?