The immediately previous post addressed the fallacy that “more guns = more deaths” this one will address the hypothesis that “more guns = more ‘gun violence’”.
All previous explanations and disclaimers apply, and like the immediately previous post, I will list my references here, just to stave off the inevitable genetic fallacies (well, not really, but definitely to make it easier to laugh at those who cling to them):
- The starting point [...]
On our way home from the Uwharrie National Forest this past weekend, Better Half expressed her… displeasure… at the mind-numbing stupidity inherent in this particular political cartoon:
For those unfamiliar with the backstory, Sean provides a concise summation of the current details.
Regarding the cartoon, however, as Better Half said in the car, can Dwane Powell point to a single example of a lawful carrier intentionally shooting a carnival game in the [...]
As promised, the new NiB AR-15 bolt carrier group arrived in the mail yesterday along with a label to send the old one back. That was… well, astonishingly easy.
If Remington’s service had been that seamless, I would be singing their praises to the heavens. As it is… well.
Of note, though, I think the problem may source back to how Ares Armor stakes the gas key:
I am not, by [...]
For those keeping score at home, Remington Arms acknowledged receipt of my rusty-from-the-factory 700 SPS on 05AUG14. I still do not have it back. And, as a reminder, this is the second time I have had to send it to them. I figure I might get it back in time for Boomershoot next year (speaking of, registration is now open).
The free replacement extractor spring from Kel-Tec worked flawlessly, however, and I see no [...]
That is a 2011 FJ Cruiser with 4WD, locking rear differential, a backup camera, and almost every other little bell and whistle one of these can have without being an actual TRD or “Trail Teams” vehicle. The only significant things it is presently missing are a hitch and a passenger arm rest, both of which are completely fixable.
Something tells me this will be a lot more capable than the Bullitt was, and [...]
The full build is as follows:
- Stripped, never-built DPMS lower left over from my post-election purchases. – DPMS lower parts kit, sans the trigger group. – Curved Chip McCormick Tactical Trigger Group, since the flat one did not work with my extended bolt release. – Phase 5 EBRv2 Extended Bolt Release. – Dead On Arms AR-15 Pin-Less Oversized Trigger Guard, in flat dark earth. – Bravo Company Machine Gunfighter Grip, Mod [...]
Everyone remembers the slight hiccup I had with my recently-purchased Kel-Tec PF-9, and how Kel-Tec sent me a part to try to fix the problem, free of charge.
Well, the fix worked. The new extractor spring yanked out 50 rounds of Freedom Munitions factory reloads, 50 rounds of American Eagle, and 50 rounds of Hornady Critical Defense without a single jam or problem. I will admit that 150 rounds is not exactly [...]
… All for the damning reason of daring to exercise your Constitutionally-protected rights.
By now, everyone has heard about the incident in Arizona where a firearm “instructor” paid the ultimate price for his own negligence. It is unfortunate that someone is dead, but it is doubly unfortunate that a nine-year-old girl now has to suffer with the knowledge of having killed someone for the rest of her life.
Make no mistake – I [...]
Occasionally, I am flat-out astonished at the mind-boggling ignorance of anti-rights cultists. For example, take this gem:
@_NIKD_: @Bloviate_Barbie @tazcat2011 @GH719 @wallsofthecity @Tomfreeusa | No, not necessarily. And robbery =/= assault. Mutually exclusive.
The person went on to rationalize that s/he was trying to make the argument that not all robberies include assault, but that is definitely not what s/he said. Furthermore, to that point, I would argue that all robberies do include the [...]
Triangle Tactical brought my attention to this Facebook comment:
… and does a wonderful job explaining how this action is a punishable misdemeanor – either Class 2 or Class 1, depending on how much property was destroyed – in North Carolina.
However, another thought came to my mind.
The entire “gun control” / “gun sense” / Moms Demand / Everytown / Bloomberg’s-tax-write-off movement has turned into nothing more than a protection [...]
In general, the anti-rights cultists have largely abandoned the lie of “only wanting to compromise”, which is just as well; it was always a lie, everyone knew it was always a lie, and it convinced no one.
But, occasionally, you find a useful idiot who did not receive the memo:
@comebackshane: @Soldier1eaODGrn Reasonable should be determined by an equal number of representatives from both sides. Compromise.
@wallsofthecity: The pro-rights community has been "compromising" [...]
In general, I try not to let actors’ political positions and opinions from coloring my perception or reception of their work. After all, they are entitled to their own opinions as much as anyone is, I am paying them to entertain me, not for their own personal opinions, and if I really threw a flag on every statist actor, I would not have much left to watch. For example, Nathan Fillion is vocally anti-firearm, and [...]
Regular readers (or even irregular ones) will have seen the preceding post regarding the issues I was having with my Kel-Tec PF9 failing to extract spent cases randomly, and then locking up solid. I will answer everyone’s questions in the comments there, but I want to stress that I did not contact Kel-Tec about this problem, and I was planning on taking my torx set to the range and dorking around with the extractor spring [...]
Decided today was a good day to drag the new acquisition to the range, along with that shiny 1903. Things… did not go well.
I was able to put two magazines through the 1903, and at 10 yards it was trivially easy to keep inside of the 10 ring on a standard full-size human silhouette target, and inside the 8 ring at 25 yards. For me being out of practice, and for that thing [...]
So I had the opportunity to hit up a Raleigh-Durham gun show today, and I cannot say as though I was disappointed.
I was, however, heartily amused at the security theater that took place on the way in. You walk up to a ticket both, hand the nice lady your money, and she hands you a ticket… which you hand to a gentleman not 10 steps away. Then, the police officers manning the show [...]
So y’all saw the letter I sent to the Director of Sales at Remington Arms; his response was added to the post, if you missed that.
Four days later, a ticket was created in Remington’s customer service system and I got an email about it.
Three days after that, a hardcopy set of a Service Request, a mailing label, and instructions on how to send the firearm back to Remington were snail-mailed to [...]
By now, you have probably heard the outstanding news that the District of Columbia’s outright ban on carrying a firearm outside of your home has been struck down as unconstitutional, but the absolutely awesome part of the ruling, in my opinion, is this section:
Accordingly, the Court grants Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and enjoins Defendants from enforcing the home limitations of D.C. Code § 7-2502.02(a)(4) and enforcing D.C. Code § 22-4504(a) unless and [...]
If you have a See All Open Sight:
… and attach it to a UTG 5-Slot Universal QD Riser:
… you will have about as good a co-witness situation as you can hope for:
Another happy coincidence is that since you are looking over the See All, rather than through it, an Inforce WML can happily coexist on the same rail plane as the sight, and not block your [...]
I understand this just went in the mail to wind its way towards me:
Many thanks to Owen at Snake Hound Machine for handling the ordering (from Ares Armor no less… yes, that Ares Armor) and assembly, as well as my incessant and occasionally stupid questions. Once I throw on my hand guard and muzzle device – both to be revealed in good time – I think that will top this off quite [...]