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
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
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
Vice is usually not known for their unbiased coverage or accurate gun reporting. Just look at their "Gun Control" section of their site - 11 pages of entries, with few (if any) neutral or objective segments. Which is why I'm not going to give them the benefit of the doubt with this piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kryIJIrD5eQ The … Continue reading Vice interviews a former ATF analyst on bump fire stocks, makes the subtle case to ban semiautomatic firearms.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any more idiotic, USA Today says "hold my beer!" Yep, 40mm grenade launchers are somehow a danger, despite their being restricted as Destructive Devices, requiring the usual ATF background check, FBI fingerprinting, $200 tax stamp, and more. And that's just for the launcher - if you want a 40mm … Continue reading Seriously, USA Today? 40mm Grenade Launchers?
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”
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.
CNN took a break from being complete garbage to allow New York District Attorney Vance a chance at bat: Manhattan DA: This bill could turn your city into the Wild West Blood will RUN in the STREETS!!!! Where have we heard that before? Oh yeah, every single anti-gun argument since CCW reform began in the … Continue reading NY DA doesn’t want CCW reciprocity… because ISIS. For real?
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?”