A (not so) recent post by Thirdpower reminded me of something I had been meaning to post about for a while now.
Consider every “poll” you see suspect until you can see the source data.
Yes, that is an unquestionably bold statement, but bear with me a moment. To begin with, only 9% of those people called actually comply with the pollsters. Nine percent. This problem compounds itself with the majority of the [...]
Any long-time participant in the ongoing debate surrounding "gun control" and the unjust abrogations of our basic, Constitutionally-protected human rights will be familiar with the phrase Reasoned Discourse, but for those newcomers to the field, allow me to give you a short-and-sweet summation of the idea.
Of late, and in the past, "gun control" supporters have been crying that they want to have a "debate" / "conversation" / "discussion" about the future of "gun [...]
If you can:
Katelyn Francis is all of 13 years old, and I have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in admitting that she shot that stage far better than I could ever hope to at the moment.
Of course, that short video also neatly undermines a massive number of arguments put forward by your average anti-rights cultist – "assault weapons have no sporting purpose", "assault rifles have no sporting purpose", "children cannot be [...]
Unfortunately, the folks who are the ones who most need to read this easy-to-understand explanation of "shall not be infringed", the sources for this consolidated explanation of the Second Amendment’s intent, and the clarification of the specific language employed in the Second Amendment are also the folks who will refuse to do so because it challenges, undermines, and outright destroys their own preconceived notions about that particular sentence and the rights it protects.
We all know that "gun control" does not work at its professed purpose – reducing crime and making people "safer". History has taught us this time and time again, and continues to teach it to us to this very day, but the invariable question is, "Why does ‘gun control’ not work?"
Well, we could go into to the sociopolitical ramifications of disarming the law-abiding segment of your population, the reality that criminals prefer defenseless [...]
For providing me the motivation to do this:
And thanks to Fill Yer Hands for making his discounted life membership deal available to me.
Lord knows I do not always agree with the NRA or what it does, but the honest truth is that they are the largest organization dedicated to fighting for our rights, and all of their power comes from the number of people they represent. In the end, politicians [...]
Back on 28JAN13, Bill Stevens delivered the following testimony (transcribed as best I could) to the public hearing of the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group of the Connecticut General Assembly:
My name is Bill Stevens; I live in Newtown.
My fifth-grade daughter was in "lockdown" on December 14th, 2012. Unfortunately, her classmate’s little sister was murdered in Sandy Hook that day when "lockdown" and 911 weren’t enough to protect her from an [...]
There is hardly a day that goes by wherein I am not thankful for no longer having the misfortune of living in Kalifornistan; whether it is the price of gas, not having to pay for the CRV scam, or being able to own pretty much any firearm I desire, there is no shortage of good reasons not to live there.
Amongst those reasons I can now count the fact that it would be almost [...]
Considering that my posts documenting how James Yeager is a coward and how he violated the Tennessee constitution are getting an unusual amount of traffic in recent days, I thought I would take a brief moment to comment on Yeager’s most recent bout of mind-numbing stupidity wherein he stated, "If it goes one inch further, I’m going to start killing people!".
First, just like the Sandy Hook Elementary School murderer, James Yeager is not [...]
By now, most of my readers have probably seen this image, along with the various other ones floating around all branded with the Brady Campaign’s logo:
Said image’s text reading, "A rape can last 30 seconds but a murder lasts for ever. Guns are not the answer." For the Googles.
And, like most of my readers, I saw the image and immediately dismissed it as a parody – oh, to be certain, [...]
But she wants someone else to do it for her, so that is ok.
Unfortunately, the following Twitter conversation will be somewhat disjointed and I will be unable to adequately link to all of the various tweets. Why? Because Lou Gagliardi is a spineless coward who, upon realizing what she said, Memory Hole’d the tweets I managed to keep screen captures of.
Why did she delete these tweets? Why do you think – [...]
A few months ago, I happened to have a rather… interesting*… conversation with the warped and benighted mind behind the Twitter account of @1StopCity. A recurring theme in this particular conversation is that unless you have a particular "need" for something or to do something, you have absolutely no right to that thing or to do that thing, or, in his very own words, "Odds against you "needing" a gun negate your right to own [...]
By now, you all are probably aware of the story of the 12-year-old girl perforating the home-intruder through the bathroom closet door, but have you heard her response to the incident?
"When I had the gun, I didn’t think I was actually going to have to shoot somebody," the 6th grader recalled. "I think it’s going to change me a whole lot, knowing that I can hold my head up high and nothing can [...]
Born out of racism in 1751.
Died from civil rights efforts, 11DEC12.
No one will miss it.
Ok, no, "gun control" is far from dead, unfortunately, and even if we had managed to shove a stake through its heart, there would still be cultists trying to raise it back to life, but the point is that there is not a single state in the Union left wherein it is 100% illegal for [...]
That is a question that you see rattling around pro-rights weblogs from time to time… The common theory is that the people we identify as "gun control" extremists are simply violent people, and they naturally gravitate towards supporting "gun control" because they also happen to suffer from something known as
"projection" – in short, they recognize (consciously or unconsciously) that they are violent people, but rather than dealing with that problem internally, they project that [...]
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 support carry. Regular readers are probably aware of that by now, but just to provide a brief recap of the situation, so long as you are carrying your firearm in a safe, responsible fashion, I genuinely do not care if you do so concealed, openly, or some strange amalgamation of the two. Do as you like, leave me to do as I like, and we will get along smashingly.
Unsurprisingly, given my support [...]
Both the Second Amendment Foundation and the folks at Exile Machine (the folks who make the Hammerhead AR-15 grip I reviewed a while back) emailed me about this, so I guess I should probably say something:
Assaulted – The Fight To Bear Arms
When the subject of California’s gun control laws are discussed, rarely are they associated with the civil rights movement and the quest for equal rights for all. This film will compare [...]