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”
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.
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
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
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?”
Every time I see someone using an Uncle Mikes style bargain basement soft nylon holster, I try to educate them on why this is a bad idea. Here's living proof of why: “I holstered the firearm in the new holster at home and made sure it was secure and comfortable, and then drove three miles over to … Continue reading Always use a proper holster – “When Bad Holsters Turn Worse: This Guy Took One Right In The A$$, Here’s Why A Proper Holster Is Essential”
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