The Honolulu Police Department is requiring a doctor's note that many doctors are not willing to write. A former service member tells us he's followed all of HPD's rules, but he's stuck in a policy deadlock because his insurer won't comply. http://m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_330510/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=d2AZ9dtm If you think this wasn't by design, you are naive.
Gun control argument #102937: "The US has the highest gun death rate in the developed world!!!!" Before someone even finishes the opening sentence of this argument, you know this is dubious science because they've already admitted they've cherry picked the data. Much of the political thinking about violence in the United States comes from unfavorable … Continue reading The “US vs Developed World” fallacy
The New York Times decided that the San Bernardino shooting was so outrageous that they decided to vent their spleen by publishing their first Front Page Editorial in Forever... and it was on Gun Control. Specifically we should End the Gun Epidemic in America It is a moral outrage and a national disgrace that civilians … Continue reading A great response to the NY Times “historic” front page editorial: “An Open Letter to the New York Times Editorial Board on Guns”
In the wake of the Paris attacks, Harry Reid and his buddies have decided that they just can't let this opportunity slide by - they want to eliminate the so called "terrorist loophole" on firearms: “Republicans care more about kowtowing to the NRA than preventing terrorists from legally buying assault rifles and explosives like the … Continue reading The so called “terrorist loophole” or how the Left admitted they hate due process
I can't make this up. Despite the fact that the attackers used fully automatic AK-47 rifles and had suicide vests loaded with TATP explosive, both of which are banned outright, the EU response to this has apparently been that more gun control is needed. A normal person would go "Hey, these are guns that nobody can … Continue reading In the wake of fully automatic weapons and bombs used in Paris, the EU response is more gun control. Democrats seize the opportunity as well. Seriously?
I came across an article in the WSJ today that succinctly summed up the gun control situation in American politics. It’s notable how much the rhetoric has changed since the peak of the national gun-ban movement, when politicians talked honestly about reducing violence by constricting the gun supply—and what that would require. In a 1989 … Continue reading WSJ drops a Truth Bomb: The Progressive Gun-Control Charade: “After tragedy, politicians glibly call for unworkable reforms—then blame the ‘gun lobby’ when they fail.”
With another mass shooting making headlines, the antigun extremists are out in force, from the President stating he would like Australian style gun control (and the firearms bans & confiscations that go with it), columnists not even bothering to hide that they want confiscation, to the slacktivists sharing facebook memes. Here's the thing, though. When they are … Continue reading What can be done to stop mass shootings & gun crime? I’m ever so glad you asked.
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
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?
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’”