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lies, damned lies, and statistics

Regular readers will know that I am fond of dorking around with numbers and seeing what presenting them in different ways can show us.  Invariably, this graphic came to my attention (specifically when FarmDad posted a link in Gunblogger Conspiracy to a Facebook post about it): 

A few things bugged me about that graphic right off.  First, where did the numbers come from?  I did not know the FBI published information on a [...]

the tsa does not care about your health

This is me, not being surprised:

The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly removing its X-ray body scanners from major airports over the last few weeks and replacing them with machines that radiation experts believe are safer.

I have only been harping on this for about two years now, but, hey, giving two years’ worth of airline passengers an increased chance of cancer is no big deal, right?

Oh, wait, the Thousands of [...]

quote of the day – theodore roosevelt

There is not much I can add to this quote from Theodore Roosevelt provided by The Art of Manliness:

If a public man tries to get your vote by saying that he will do something wrong in your interest, you can be absolutely certain that if ever it becomes worth his while he will do something wrong against your interest.

Unfortunately, the kinds of folks who most need to learn from that quote do [...]

fair warning regarding keepandbeararms.com

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 [...]

another anti-rights blog, another case of reasoned discourse

A few days ago, yet another anti-rights cultist made some bleating tweet about how Americans needed to have a "conversation" about "gun violence" and "gun deaths". Obviously, we have already had this conversation (hint: the anti-rights cultists lost, and rightfully so), but this "conversation" schtick is the current "gun control" talking point, so all of the useful idiots are out in droves harping on it as hard as they can.

Anywise, I pointed out [...]

the truth about the truth about guns and robert farago

Unless you are prepared for a veritable skyscraper of text (over 9,000 words) and a serious airing of grievances, you should probably go ahead and plan on skipping this post.

That disclaimer dispensed with, here is how it is. Over the past few years, Robert Farago – the editor of The Truth About Guns – has functionally leeched off of, exploited, stabbed in the back, maligned, abused, lied about, misrepresented, stolen from, and infringed upon [...]

gunsmoke lied. twice.

Dear producers and writers of “American Guns”, and staff and owners of “Gunsmoke”, 

I understand the need to exaggerate and embellish a little to make “good” television shows – after all, reality can be somewhat boring from time to time, and you want to ensure the people watching your show today continue watching it tomorrow and the next day.  So you tweak a few little details: you have targets explode when they are hit [...]

you keep using those words

If I ever had the misfortune of paying to be taught about Constitutional law by the now-President Barack Hussein Obama, I think I would be demanding a refund:

The president spoke at length about the case at a joint press conference with the leaders of Mexico and Canada. The president, adopting what he described as the language of conservatives who fret about judicial activism, questioned how an "unelected group of people" could overturn a [...]

"smoke and thunder" jumps the shark

… In all of about three days.  Kind of impressive, that.  And, yeah, I know I am writing about it again.  My blog, my topics. 

To begin with, for the record, appearing out of nowhere and, without provocation, attacking, insulting, maligning, demeaning, harassing, bad-mouthing, and otherwise berating gun bloggers in order to goad some manner of defensive reaction out of them says far more about you than it does about them. 

Additionally, given [...]

the starbucks buycott

I do not drink coffee, but I appreciate companies that respect our individual rights to self-defense and self-preservation, and I further enjoy reminding anti-rights cultists how increasingly irrelevant they are making themselves; thankfully, Starbucks sells some stuff other than coffee:

The barista manning our local Starbucks seemed completely unfazed by my People of the Gun ballcap, and she commented to the customer before me (an apparent regular) that the day had been busier [...]

shining the light on the cockroaches

It has come to my attention that various obsessive anti-rights cultists are maliciously and intentionally misrepresenting something I said in one of my previous posts; this, in and of itself, does not surprise me, but I thought I would take a moment to explain the thought fully to my audience, such that they can grasp the level of my disgust, and the depravity of those taking offense to what I said. 

The quote which [...]

caution: fragile bubble of delusion ahead

Say you hold to a belief, or set of beliefs.

Say you are 100%, unequivocally convinced that those beliefs are the correct beliefs to hold.

Say you know it is just a matter of time until you convince everyone else of the correctness of your beliefs.

Given that set of operating hypotheses, why would it matter if disbelievers spoke up against you? You know you are right, and you know that is [...]

the brady campaign lies

I am sure regular readers of this site are not overly surprised by that revelation, but it bears repeating as often as is necessary. 

As was pointed out to me by a “gun control” extremist who eventually blocked me when I pointed out the lie in question (What is it with those people being incapable of defending their positions or admitting they are wrong?), in 1999, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Ownership [...]

almost like clockwork

I suppose I should be thankful that some things in this world will remain constant, no matter how much everything else around us changes.

It would appear as though wanna-be gunblogger and certified attention whore Robert Farago is still being a dick, and a rather ineffective one at that.

Color me surprised.

Someone who stoops to arbitrarily deleting comments and then lying about the content of those comments, misappropriating and misrepresenting others’ [...]

quote of the day – robb allen

One of the many things that sets pro-rights advocates apart from "gun control" extremists is that our positions are generally based on facts, truth, reality, and what actually works, while theirs are generally… not. Recently, there has been no better example of this disparity than the behavior of the "Mayors Against Illegal Guns".

Regular readers will already be aware of the fact that MAIG members are convicted of crimes more often than "average" citizens, [...]

when all else fails, lie through your teeth

In a completely unsurprising move that everyone knew was coming, Attorney General Eric Holder took the stand in front of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this week, unzipped his trousers, and urinated all over the memories of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata by lying through his teeth about the “Gunwalker” operation his Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives was unquestionably running, and then trying to blame the [...]

don’t be a robert farago

My opinions regarding Robert Farago are not exactly state secrets – the man is an attention-whoring, victim-blaming, content-thieving, fuddish jackass who has latched onto the Second Amendment as his new "golden goose" after he drove The Truth About Cars into the ground and played the part of a rat leaving a sinking ship – but I was more than happy to let him wallow in his own self-delusions after the whole, "ZOMG, ebil CONSPIRACY!" fiasco… [...]

quote of the day – patrick

Regular readers should be wholly aware of Brady Campaign Board Member and general-purpose "gun control" extremist, Joan Peterson, and her particular inability to craft or identify logical arguments, but do you remember that Joan’s flagrant, whimsical, and ineffective attempts to censor conversations at her site were the reason Sean Sorrentino started weblogging? Patrick did, which allowed him to make this priceless comment regarding how Sean is helping improve the media’s perspective on firearm owners:

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who listens to useful idiots?

Apparently the new poster-victim of "gun control", [...]

the documented failure of the brady handgun violence prevention act

Now that my newest version of my "graphics matter" series is up and running, I get to participate in the yearly, "Address comments/concerns/questions/etc. that were already covered in the post if people had bothered to actually read it."

Yay me.

However, one thing I do want to address as a separate post, primarily because it keeps coming up, is the myth that the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act was responsible for the precipitous [...]



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