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

California: Machinegun used to shoot up neighborhood in Rancho Cordova

Sacramento County sheriff's deputies shot one person and detained two others after a machine gun-wielding man terrorized a Rancho Cordova neighborhood Thursday afternoon. "The initial call states that a guy was outside just shooting a machine gun off," said Sgt. Jason Ramos of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. "Not at any particular person, but just … Continue reading California: Machinegun used to shoot up neighborhood in Rancho Cordova

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

Oh really? What a shock: “California discovers it’s really expensive to confiscate people’s guns”

When an article starts with: In most states, you cannot have guns if you’re a felon, or if you have been committed for mental illness. Many also prohibit gun ownership by domestic violence offenders or drug abusers. You know you are in for some interesting reading, simply because the author didn't bother to do any … Continue reading Oh really? What a shock: “California discovers it’s really expensive to confiscate people’s guns”

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”

A Redditor knocks it out of the park with regards to Australian Gun Politics

Ban advocates always use misleading statistics leaving out violent crime, battery, and murder and focusing only on gun crime even though when you remove guns statistically the violence simply transfers to stabbings and beatings. Having lived in Oz and America I have to point out that the aussie government makes these statements omg no guns … Continue reading A Redditor knocks it out of the park with regards to Australian Gun Politics

Reason gets it right again: How to Count the Defensive Uses of Guns

Reason's always been pro-gun and a source for rational discourse when it comes to debunking the various flawed arguments gun control proponents come up with.  They have a new article out addressing the many issues with the antigun tactic of "driving the numbers down" for Defensive Gun Uses: Stringent gun control advocates are fond of underestimating the possible importance … Continue reading Reason gets it right again: How to Count the Defensive Uses of Guns