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Category Archives: Firearms and Ammunition

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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Your child’s welfare

Let’s present a scenario: A mother is putting her baby on her back in a baby carrier when another woman, thinking the practice dangerous, grabs the child from the carrier and begins to lecture the mother on safety, refusing to give the child back. "Will your passion for your loved ones kill them?" (since re-named […]

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Exercising a right

What does it take to legally carry a concealed weapon, even in Missouri, one of the most gun-friendly States in the US? Here’s what it takes: Glock 19 Gen4: $650 purchase price (purchased brand new) $35 FFL transfer fee (it was purchased online from an out-of-state retailer) ATF 4473 form NICS background check Ammunition: $45 […]

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Defending Starbucks

In the wake of the recent firearms policy announcement by Starbucks, numerous gun rights advocates are reasonably upset. But I think they’re overreaching, reading too much into the policy and interpreting from it things it does not say. Now first, Starbucks has a right as a private organization to set whatever policies it wants regarding […]

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