Thoughts on the Tree of Life Synagogue mass murder

Once again, I'm forcibly reminded that there's people who want to kill me, simply because of my religion. On Saturday, Pittsburgh experienced the worst mass murder against Jewish people in the history of the United States: 11 people were killed and several more were wounded.  The murderer was a virulently antisemitic & racist psychopath, who … Continue reading Thoughts on the Tree of Life Synagogue mass murder

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Another Doctor for “Gunsense” giving bad medical advice

I came across a couple tweets this morning that really astounded me: https://twitter.com/DocTran2018/status/990658104319606784 This is bad.  REALLY bad, because Tran is an actual medical doctor, and she's dispensing advice that is not only counterfactual, but will cause harm to people. Dr. Tran is a pediatrician.  She should know that hearing damage is permanent & cumulative.  … Continue reading Another Doctor for “Gunsense” giving bad medical advice

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.”

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

No one wants to take your guns, right? New York Times: “Repeal the Second Amendment”

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”

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.