II'd previously written about Slate's hitpiece “The Myth of the Good Guy With a Gun” and how it was riddled with problems, but Gary Kleck himself has penned a great smackdown in response to their drivel over on Politico: It’s deja vu all over again. In a recent Politico Magazine article, Evan DeFillipis and Devin Hughes resuscitate criticisms … Continue reading Kleck responds to “Armed with Reason” hitpiece: Defensive Gun Use Is Not a Myth
Soldier Systems Daily is one of my favorite blogs to read as he provides all sorts of information on new gear and firearms trends. He posted the following on his site this evening: Last week, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) unveiled their latest attempt to harm the rights of legal … Continue reading #sayyes2moreammo – The Anti’s Are At It Again: Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act
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
So it would appear that Everytown For Gun Safety is not satisfied with the current state of public opinion on gun control and has decided to flex their financial muscles by recruiting (indoctrinating) new allies to the fold by having a "workshop" where they can train willing participants in the best ways to manipulate public opinion. … Continue reading Skipping straight past Media Bias to full Indoctrination, Everytown offers “Workshop”
Sure enough, a tragedy has occurred and the usual suspects have lined up with pitchforks and torches. This garbage editorial by Michael Cohen is but one example Earlier this month I wrote about an unimaginable tragedy — the death of two Oklahoma residents, one a young mother, shot in the head while changing her daughter’s … Continue reading The Myth of firearms “accidents” and how common they are
"We need stronger enforcement of existing laws!" is a common refrain when people talk about enacting further gun control. Nowhere is this more pronounced than prosecutions of straw purchasing and background check violations. President Obama has taken heat over this in a variety of forms, with claims that gun prosecutions are down 40% during his … Continue reading Background Check Denials and a lack of prosecutions for these violations.
A short video on why not all studies are equal and how epidemiological studies in particular shouldn't be used for social science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUpd2HJHUt8
The entire article is pro-click but here's the first section: As we discussed in a previous analysis, the 90 percent number was derived from a June 2009 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to Congress on U.S. efforts to combat arms trafficking to Mexico (see external link). According to the GAO report, some 30,000 firearms … Continue reading Where do the guns in Mexico come from? A great article
The NSSF released a handy PDF highlighting information on unintentional firearms injuries and fatalities: Unintentional Firearms Fatalities Remain at Historically Low Levels Data released by the National Safety Council demonstrates that unintentional firearms-related fatalities continue to remain at historically low levels. In fact, in the last two decades, the number of unintentional firearms-related fatalities has declined by 57 percent — from 1,409 unintentional fatalities in … Continue reading Unintentional Firearms Injuries aren’t really a problem.
The findings from two separate reports released in the last month—one by the FBI and the other by progressive investigative media outlet Mother Jones—have been offered up as evidence that "mass shootings" are occurring more frequently than ever. The truth, however, is a little more complicated. To be fair, the authors of the FBI's "active … Continue reading Mother Jones flubs it again – mass shootings actually on the decline