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.”
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
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.
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?
One of the oft-repeated trope of the gun control movement is that gun ownership is decreasing. And yet... A new poll published on Thursday found more Americans report having a gun in their home than ever before. The Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey of 1,200 adults found 48 percent of Americans said they or somebody else in their … Continue reading So much for ‘gun ownership is declining’: Poll: More Americans Have a Gun in Home Than Ever Before
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
If a "mass shooting" occurs, and no talking heads are angry about it, will people make a sound? The answer is: no. This weekend, there was a concert event at the Tim Faulkner Gallery, located in Louisville's West End - specifically in Portland. For those who aren't familiar with the venue, Tim Faulkner's is a … Continue reading Louisville’s Tim Faulkner Gallery shooting and a complete lack of outrage.
James Wright's article about how he was wrong about gun control and why it is doomed to failure, from the 90's. The years change, but the song remains the same: http://www.nationalaffairs.com/doclib/20080708_1988912secondthoughtsaboutguncontroljamesdwright.pdf
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
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?”