TED Talk from Gary Slutkin: Let’s treat violence like a contagious disease

Found yesterday on Reddit, here's the transcript of a TED talk by Gary Slutkin, a doctor who's traveled the world treating outbreaks and epidemics. I'm a physician trained in infectious diseases, and following my training, I moved to Somalia from San Francisco. And my goodbye greeting from the chief of infectious diseases at San Francisco … Continue reading TED Talk from Gary Slutkin: Let’s treat violence like a contagious disease

“Obama Says He Hasn’t Given Up On Gun Control” and in other news, Water is wet

The President sat down for some softball questions today on "Good Morning America" http://abcnews.go.com/video/embed?id=30157356 "But the power of NRA and the gun lobby in Congress is formidable," Obama said. "And you know, we're going to keep chipping away at this, but until you get intense public demands for this, it's probably not going to happen … Continue reading “Obama Says He Hasn’t Given Up On Gun Control” and in other news, Water is wet

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”

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

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

The pushback against Campus Carry is much ado about nothing.

Campus Carry is making the news, especially after the remarks of one Nevada Lawmaker who suggested that women shooting rapists would have a deterrence effect: The sponsor of a bill in Nevada, Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, said in a telephone interview: “If these young, hot little girls on campus have a firearm, I wonder how many … Continue reading The pushback against Campus Carry is much ado about nothing.

Politi”fact” got it wrong when rating NRA claims as false.

Back in 2013, Politifact published this article "debunking" a NRA fundraising flyer, and honed in on the "ban ammunition" talking point in particular: Here we’ll examine what the NRA listed as reason No. 2 -- "Obama supported Ted Kennedy’s ammo ban to outlaw all deer-hunting ammunition." It's an oldie, but a goodie. The NRA used … Continue reading Politi”fact” got it wrong when rating NRA claims as false.

This guy gets it: Another Day, Another Shoddy Antigun Study from the Left

I came across this article today: http://www.townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2015/02/02/another-day-another-shoddy-antigun-study-from-the-left-n1950277 A refreshing read, written by Matt Vespa - he dismantles a Center For American Progress report about youth "gun violence" titled "YOUNG GUNS: HOW GUN VIOLENCE IS DEVASTATING THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION" As you can imagine, it's filled with the usual litany of junk science, twisted statistics, and more: In the … Continue reading This guy gets it: Another Day, Another Shoddy Antigun Study from the Left

Obama Administration proposes cutting ATF funds by 12%

This is interesting: The Justice Department would see a small funding increase under President Obama’s proposed budget, but key Justice agencies such as the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives would have to make do with less money, budget documents show. Funding is up for top priorities such as national security … Continue reading Obama Administration proposes cutting ATF funds by 12%

Another day, another hit piece from Slate: “The Myth of the Good Guy With a Gun”

UPDATED: Kleck himself responded to this piece of garbage and it is a wonderful smackdown. Looks like the antigun movement has found their anti-Lotts in  Evan DeFilippis and Devin Hughes, the two people behind the antigun blog "Armed With Reason" On Jan 25, they vomited up their latest bit of propaganda, "The Myth of the Good Guy … Continue reading Another day, another hit piece from Slate: “The Myth of the Good Guy With a Gun”