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
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
File this story under "(No) Return on investment" - LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It was a busy New Year's Eve for Louisville Metro Police. According to LMPD's Public Information Officer Lamont Washington, ShotSpotter, Louisville's new technology that allows police to detect the sound of gunfire, was activated a total of 465 times between 11 p.m. New … Continue reading Louisville’s $1.2 million ShotSpotter system counted 465 gunshots on NYE. No Arrests Made.
The oft chanted mantra that firearms are like viruses is patently untenable. Viruses are living organisms—they replicate and perform actions independently. To consider firearms alive, self-replicating and capable of independent action requires an absence of rationality. Now, to the public health model. It is predicated on education about, then modification and eradication, of a problem. … Continue reading DRGO – “Gun Violence Does Not Fit The Public Health Model of Disease”
Vice is usually not known for their unbiased coverage or accurate gun reporting. Just look at their "Gun Control" section of their site - 11 pages of entries, with few (if any) neutral or objective segments. Which is why I'm not going to give them the benefit of the doubt with this piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kryIJIrD5eQ The … Continue reading Vice interviews a former ATF analyst on bump fire stocks, makes the subtle case to ban semiautomatic firearms.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any more idiotic, USA Today says "hold my beer!" Yep, 40mm grenade launchers are somehow a danger, despite their being restricted as Destructive Devices, requiring the usual ATF background check, FBI fingerprinting, $200 tax stamp, and more. And that's just for the launcher - if you want a 40mm … Continue reading Seriously, USA Today? 40mm Grenade Launchers?
In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, the usual suspects have come out in full force. This showed up on my news feed this morning: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/opinion/guns-second-amendment-nra.html From a law-and-order standpoint, more guns means more murder. “States with higher rates of gun ownership had disproportionately large numbers of deaths from firearm-related homicides,” noted one exhaustive 2013 … Continue reading No one wants to take your guns, right? New York Times: “Repeal the Second Amendment”
Silencers are in the news, with all manner of breathless fear mongering coming from various outlets. Why? The Sportsmen's Heritage Recreational and Enhancement Act of 2017 (SHARE) passed through committee (on a straight party-line vote, naturally) and has been forwarded to the House of Representatives. Attached to it is the Hearing Protection Act, which (if successful) will … Continue reading Let’s talk about silencers & how the “gun safety” movement is a lie.
Spotted on The Firearm Blog, a hobbyist machinist fabricated his own AR-15 lower receiver. Big deal, some people will scoff, "80% lower builds are nothing new." Well, this actually is a big deal, because this guy took around 250 aluminum cans, melted them down in a backyard forge, poured them into ingots, and then created … Continue reading Gun Control is Doomed to Failure: The “Aluminum Can” AR-15 build.
David Yamane is a sociologist who runs a blog called Gun Culture 2.0; he tackles various topics that arise concerning the 2nd Amendment. I stumbled across his blog a few years back and was delighted to discover that he regularly puts out good information & has his students do studies on 2nd Amendment related topics. … Continue reading Just how many guns are there in the US?