DRGO – “Gun Violence Does Not Fit The Public Health Model of Disease”

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”

Let’s talk about silencers & how the “gun safety” movement is a lie.

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.

The Stigma of Women’s Self Defense

I came across a blog post that I felt was worth sharing: Valkyrie Western Martial Arts Assembly replied with: I’ve seen this image going around again, often accompanied by comments on how expecting women to learn self-defense is unreasonable and ineffective anyway, because men are bigger and stronger than us. I get the original post’s … Continue reading The Stigma of Women’s Self Defense

Old, but good: If the First Amendment was treated like the Second

If the first amendment was treated like the second amendment… Any speech using 10 or more foreign words would be a felony. (Firearm law 922(r) restricting 10 or more foreign gun parts from the 1989 import ban) Anyone convicted of a felony or convicted of misdemeanor domestic abuse or assault is not allowed freedom of … Continue reading Old, but good: If the First Amendment was treated like the Second

Pro-click: “The Political Philosophy Of Guns – Would America Really Be A Better Society Without Them?”

Came across this last night: America’s decades long national argument about gun control is not a normal political debate about addressing policy to problems but about what kind of politics to have. It is fundamentally about how citizens should relate to each other and the state, and that makes it a matter of political philosophy, … Continue reading Pro-click: “The Political Philosophy Of Guns – Would America Really Be A Better Society Without Them?”

Thomas Sowell’s take on the President’s speech: “On Gun Control, Obama Is Showman In Chief”

Those of you who read this blog should be familiar with my use of the term "security theater" and how most gun control proposals are little more than soundbites.   Thomas Sowell, noted economist, wrote an article covering yesterday's Presidential address and reminded me of the flip side; political theater. Those who have been marveling at … Continue reading Thomas Sowell’s take on the President’s speech: “On Gun Control, Obama Is Showman In Chief”

Reason asks why Democrats have difficulty with math when it comes to firearms

I love Reason's articles so very, very much.  I can always count on them to be levelheaded when it comes to this topic: This week, in an editorial titled "Don't Blame Mental Illness for Gun Violence," The New York Times noted that "less than 5 percent of gun homicides between 2001 and 2010 were committed by … Continue reading Reason asks why Democrats have difficulty with math when it comes to firearms

Volokh explains “Why are gun rights supporters worried about bans on so-called assault weapons?”

Here Is a good article from Eugene Volokh. But, some say, if assault weapons are so similar to other guns, what’s the big deal about banning them? Just like the minority of criminals that uses assault weapons can switch to the other guns (an argument that the bans will be futile), so law-abiding citizens can do the … Continue reading Volokh explains “Why are gun rights supporters worried about bans on so-called assault weapons?”

The “US vs Developed World” fallacy

Gun control argument #102937: "The US has the highest gun death rate in the developed world!!!!" Before someone even finishes the opening sentence of this argument, you know this is dubious science because they've already admitted they've cherry picked the data. Much of the political thinking about violence in the United States comes from unfavorable … Continue reading The “US vs Developed World” fallacy