Without even addressing the patent idiocy of "buying back" something you never really owned to begin with, I absolutely hate gun "buy-backs". Why? Gos-se like this:
That one image, borrowed from KOMONews.com’s appropriately anti-firearms news article, adequately sums up all of my reasons for hating this bit of governmental idiocy.
First, take a look at the right end of the table – those three large drum magazines and folding stocks? This quote [...]
Bruce W. Krafft, one of the News/Editorials reposters at KeepAndBearArms.com (links intentionally withheld), has made it repeatedly clear that "lots of content" takes priority over such trivial ethical details as copyright infringements, lies, exploitation of the pro-rights community, and abusive behavior towards other people, and, as such, he intends to continue using KeepAndBearArms.com to point traffic at The Truth About Guns. This, however, should be hardly surprising, given that Bruce Krafft was and remains a [...]
I took this screen capture sometime yesterday evening:
As it shows, the “the truth about the truth about guns and robert farago” post had only been live for 23 hours, but it now occupies the fifth Google return for “the truth about guns robert farago” and the tag of the same name occupies the sixth.
Which is exactly why I wrote the post – now, when people search for that string, or [...]
"Gun control" extremists are happiest when innocent people are murdered by criminals using firearms – after all, there will be more victims’ stories to exploit, more victims to sock-puppet as figureheads, more opportunities for appeals to emotion, more donations from people who think throwing money at astroturf will somehow convince criminals to stop being criminals, and more "proof" that guns are the root of all evil in society and thus must be destroyed. In reality, [...]
… Every day.
The murders and shootings that transpired in the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado less than a week ago were unquestionably horrific and tragic, but the honest truth is that one person and one person alone bears the full responsibility and accountability for those events: the shooter behind the guns. The movie theater is not responsible for the shootings (though they are responsible for forcing their customers to remain defenseless while on [...]
Remember that video of me going to town with my Saiga-12? (I mean, it is only a few posts down from this one.)
Well, it turns out that single, solitary video, posted six days ago, has had more views than the 33 most-recent videos the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Ownership put up… combined (and some of those videos have been up for four months now). Even better, neither "likes/dislikes" nor comments have [...]
Aside from my previous post dealing more with people’s reactions to the event rather than the event itself, I have largely avoided discussing the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, and I plan on keeping up that topical silence in the near future. Why? Well, to begin with, we do not know all of the facts, and we may not ever know all of the facts, and drawing literally life-or-death conclusions based off horridly [...]
Well, it is fair to say the gunblogger community has finally come of age… not only do we have people skimming and siphoning off the community for their own profit, not only do we have people exploiting the community for their own gains, but we now have old-timers proclaiming their superiority solely through age. As such, I am inclined to agree with Peter on this one:
It’s time for another term for the pro-gun [...]
This might just be the stupidest piece of bandwagon-jumping I have ever seen. Let us tick off the failure points…
1. Limited magazine capacity and no options for larger ones.
2. Miniscule sight radius.
3. Miniscule sights.
4. No option for mounting better sights.
5. Small grip means it is easier to drop in high-stress situations (like a zombie nomming on your head).
6. If the zombie apocalypse is [...]
The question has been asked a thousand times before, and will probably be asked thousands more times after this, but why are "gun control" supporters so very violent?
On the one hand, Edward McClelland wants to violently destroy millions, of not billions, of dollars of personal property for crimes that property’s owners never committed nor are responsible for. Ever wondered why I call "gun control" supporters anti-rights cultists? Edward is a perfect example.
So why have I written the past two posts about Lucky Gunner’s apparent silent ownership of various other ammunition-supplying webpages out there? Things like this rank pretty highly towards the top of the “reason” pile:
Last fall, I got some spam from BulkAmmo. And I posted about it. They had asked for free links "just because", essentially. A few days later, they sent the same request, and I ignored the email but posted [...]
Dragon brings up an interesting point regarding the recent Long Island pharmacy murders:
Regardless, this latest killing does NOT help our cause as supporters of the 2A. [Shooter] was legally allowed to own handguns, in complete accordance and adherence to NY laws. He had no prior criminal history. He was, in all respects, a legal gun owner.
I would, however, like to take a moment to flip that paradigm on its nose. As Dragon [...]
In situations wherein people are vicitmized by crime, have you ever seen anti-rights nuts come together to support the survivors, families, and friends? Certainly, they will come together to to try to enact more laws, and further infringe on the rights of the people who did not commit the crimes, and demonize inanimate objects, and so forth… but when it comes right down to it, the victims are scant more than a vehicle for the [...]