No one wants to take your guns: “Why It’s Time to Repeal the Second Amendment”

It's gotten to the point where I'm going to have to create a new category: No One Wants To Take Your Guns. Because this shit is getting out of hand. Supposed Constitutional Law Professor David S. Cohen penned this nonsensical rant for Rolling Stone the other day, "Why It's Time to Repeal the Second Amendment" … Continue reading No one wants to take your guns: “Why It’s Time to Repeal the Second Amendment”

Social Engineering Opportunity: Gun Buyback in Miami = opportunity for buyers

Oh look, another gun buyback... A South Florida boxing gym is taking a stand against gun violence in hopes of making our neighborhoods safer. A gun buyback event is being held in Miami this weekend. "We need you guys to turn in your guns. We need the community from all over Miami-Dade County to show … Continue reading Social Engineering Opportunity: Gun Buyback in Miami = opportunity for buyers

President Obama lies to the nation while shedding crocodile tears, then compares gun control to civil rights. Shameful.

This afternoon, President Obama showed a stunning display of dishonesty, idiocy, and emotional blackmail during a press conference covering his executive orders on gun control.  Here's a transcript of his remarks: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/01/05/transcript-president-obamas-remarks-on-gun-violence/ President Obama started with a statement about the shooting of Gabby Giffords, and That’s why we’re here today. Not to debate the last mass shooting, … Continue reading President Obama lies to the nation while shedding crocodile tears, then compares gun control to civil rights. Shameful.

Popehat makes some good points

I came across a blog entry that had been posted to Reddit today.  I'll admit, I'd tagged the submitter as the typical antigun nutjob, so I was quite surprised to find that the article was about the toxic hostility of the typical facebook antigun zealot and how language matters when discussing law: If you don't understand … Continue reading Popehat makes some good points

It’s been an “interesting” time lately. Are we seeing the beginning of a full court press?

If you've ever heard the phrase "May you live in interesting times" then you understand why it seems so apropos these days. In the past 6 weeks we've seen a number of highly publicized mass shootings in addition to the usual gang related violence that is reported, then ignored by everyone. June On June 17, … Continue reading It’s been an “interesting” time lately. Are we seeing the beginning of a full court press?

The next time someone tells you that owning a firearm should require regular mental evaluations, show them this – “VA psychiatrist tells Facebook user to ‘off yourself’”

Do no harm - The Hippocratic Oath Social media has been abuzz in the firearms community when someone screen captured a psychiatrist telling someone to kill themselves during a conversation about firearms. I wish I was joking about this.  Dr Gregg Gorton isn't just some mental health counselor.  He's a psychiatrist. What's even worse is that he … Continue reading The next time someone tells you that owning a firearm should require regular mental evaluations, show them this – “VA psychiatrist tells Facebook user to ‘off yourself’”

Larry Correia on ignorant people talking about how the US military would steamroller US citizens

I'm a big fan of Larry Correia's fiction, and the guy is dead on when it comes to firearms laws & related politics.   He posted the following on his facebook page today, and it bears repeating given the number of mouth breathing idiots I've seen repeating "The US Army has DRONES!" ad nauseam. I've … Continue reading Larry Correia on ignorant people talking about how the US military would steamroller US citizens

Antigun Logical Fallacies: Functional Fixedness vs Genetic Fallacy ie “Guns are only for killing!”

This showed up on Reddit today: Functional fixedness is a cognitive bias that limits a person to using an object only in the way it is traditionally used. The concept of functional fixedness originated in Gestalt Psychology, a movement in psychology that emphasizes holistic processing. Karl Duncker defined functional fixedness as being a "mental block … Continue reading Antigun Logical Fallacies: Functional Fixedness vs Genetic Fallacy ie “Guns are only for killing!”

Opinion polls “debunk” facts now? “New Harvard Research Debunks the NRA’s Favorite Talking Points”

Mother Jones (never known for their journalistic integrity or honesty on the topic of firearms) vomited up this piece of journalistic excrement today: New Harvard Research Debunks the NRA's Favorite Talking Points Surveys drawing on scores of experts reveal a clear consensus against the gun lobby. In it we have the usual uncritical fluff piece … Continue reading Opinion polls “debunk” facts now? “New Harvard Research Debunks the NRA’s Favorite Talking Points”

The tears are delicious – Rick Cohen’s “Gun Control Stalls: Assault Rifles and Us” pity party

From Nonprofit Quarterly's Rick Cohen, comes this missive: "Gun Control Stalls: Assault Rifles and Us" It is so strange that the American movement for gun control has flickered and come close to disappearing despite the ubiquity of gun violence in the U.S. and its resurgence in Western Europe. In liberal Vermont, for example, a bill … Continue reading The tears are delicious – Rick Cohen’s “Gun Control Stalls: Assault Rifles and Us” pity party