"Actually no, we don’t pass these photos off as our own. Hovering your cursor over any photo on TTAG will reveal the photo’s credit. For instance, the linked photo you reference is listed as “AIWB courtesy defensivecarry.com.”
If any originator of a photo objects to our using it, we’re happy to take it down. All it takes an email."
- Dan Zimmerman of TTAG
It looks like the folks at TTAG are at it again, stealing other people's content to use on their site without permission. Uncle calls them on it and the above is their response in the comments.
So their standard practice is to steal content without gettng permission and then claim "Oh, but it's OK because we'll take it down if the copyright holder objects." Wonderful. That's a classless move by the folks at TTAG, and total bullshit. It's also typical behavior for them, as they're a pox on a gunblogging community comprised of folks I generally have a great deal of respect for. It's really not terribly difficult to ask someone if you can use their photo, and provide clear attribution in your post (including a link to that persons site, if possible)
H/T to Unc