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Category Archives: Firearms and Ammunition

The argument from history doesn’t jive with history

It seems when arguing about our legal system, two things will hold true: a person arguing against capital punishment will bring up the cost associated with it, and a person arguing against the private ownership of firearms will bring up the historical interpretation of the Second Amendment. The former I’ve already tackled, twice, and the […]

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Stopped by police while carrying, revisited

Prior to this past evening, I had not been pulled over since 2010 when I got nailed for speeding. At that time I did not even own a firearm. This past evening, I was pulled over because one of our headlights was out. We were able to confirm such at a nearby gas station, where […]

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Gun confiscation

Cracked.com recently ran a series called “If Every Lie on the Internet Was True“, in which this picture was included: The lie here isn’t that government agents will actively confiscate guns, it’s that gun rights supporters say that government agents will actively confiscate guns. Here’s the thing, outside Alex Jones and a few other conspiratorial […]

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Passive response to concerns

When someone breaks into your home, you typically take measures to ensure that future break-ins are prevented. In my case, there were two homicides within 6 months of each other within a half mile of where I live several years ago, along with the fact there are also nearly a dozen registered sex offenders also […]

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Morning realization

Wayne LaPierre has been quoted as saying, "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." And when that sentence was uttered, all the anti-gunners and gun control proponents went into outrage mode. Their responses to mass shootings and the like is, hate to say this, […]

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Why so passive on harassment?

Time to sound like a complete pig. There seems to be more and more articles showing up about women talking about what has become known as "street harassment". I recently encountered one such article today, courtesy of one of my Facebook friends. And the common denominator among all of these articles is this: this is […]

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Nowhere else to move

Back in December 2012, just after the Sandy Hook tragedy, the anti-gunners were hoping that the incident would turn gun laws in their direction, hoping that it would lead to numerous new restrictions on firearms. While they would win in many State legislatures – in States already having restrictive gun laws, so they wouldn’t exactly […]

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Electronic flaws

Recently in the news you’ve probably been hearing a lot about "smart" firearms. The concept is simple: a firearm with an electronic "lock" that must be disengaged in an appropriate manner before the firearm can discharge. The flaws with the concept are immense and myths abound about it. So let’s get into this. First, proper […]

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Replying to Cynthia Tucker, "America is Exceptionally Dumb When to Comes to Guns"

Cynthia Tucker is a columnist with a column called "As I See It" published through uExpress. Her recent article is titled "America is Exceptionally Dumb When to [sic] Comes to Guns". This should be a rather easy response, given some of the language and rhetoric she employs quite early on. So let’s get into this. […]

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Restricting firearms

One thing that continually irks me is the implication or assertion by anti-gun propagandists that we don’t have much regulation or restriction on firearms in the United States. With regard to concealed carry, I made this statement in a YouTube comment: Here in KC, there’ve been random shootings nearby where I work. In fact along […]

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