Philando Castile’s death has nothing to do with the NRA, and no it is not “proof” they are “racist.”

I've seen "The NRA is RACIST!!!" claimed over and over again, often using the death of Philando Castile as if it is "proof" of this claim.  The people making this argument do so without knowledge of gun control laws or the full facts behind this case. The Philando Castile shooting - Background: On July 6, … Continue reading Philando Castile’s death has nothing to do with the NRA, and no it is not “proof” they are “racist.”

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Antigun Dishonesty: Banning “Weapons of War” and what that really means

Every so often the antigun zealots let their mask slip and reveal their true intentions, and the recent tactic of calling ordinary semiautomatic rifles "Weapons of War" is what we will talk about today. The basis of this description is a bald-faced appeal to emotion.  A Weapon of War is clearly something extraordinarily dangerous, and by framing … Continue reading Antigun Dishonesty: Banning “Weapons of War” and what that really means

Token Antigun Veteran: The NRA and its allies use jargon to bully gun-control supporters

Have you ever noticed that whenever an "air" of authority is needed, a token antigun veteran or gun owner is trotted out to promote whatever antigun tactic is going to be used to try to silence the people protesting their rights being taken away? Adam Weinstein is just one example.   Before we get to the … Continue reading Token Antigun Veteran: The NRA and its allies use jargon to bully gun-control supporters