Gun Myths

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Helping dispel many of the myths spread about firearms
At least gun grabbers think so. I can relate. I’m a monster in their eyes as well (although I don’t have curves in places they should be. Damn ‘getting old’). Because I disagree with them on firearms & rights, somehow that translates into them believing I actually want dead children or murdered nuns or something. They invent a strawman of what we are then viciously attack it. It’s mentally satisfying to ‘win’, thus they have to construct these fantasies about how we’re all just inbred...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/7/2014 7:27:32 PM | Feedback (1)
Time and time again, we are told the best way to reduce ‘gun’ violence is to toughen gun laws, as if violence doesn’t exist unless a firearm is involved. It’s repeated ad nauseum that a primary reason violent people commit crimes is because they have easy access to firearms and that extra tough gun laws would diminish their capacity. Here's a story that illustrates why they are wrong. In the melee, Beasley clutched a gun in each fist, blasting away. More than 40 shots were fired as neighbors...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/7/2014 9:47:01 AM | Feedback (5)
They are claiming 74 “school shootings” since Newtown. Most of which are complete fabrications. I will give the group some credit – they know how to use an emotional ploy. They call anything that happens in the same zip code as a school a ‘school shooting’ knowing that many people will simply latch onto the emotional part and never dig any deeper to see if it was, in fact, a shooting at a school. They cheapen the lives of those truly taken by deranged killers by lumping them in with gang &...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/11/2014 8:52:23 AM | Feedback (14)
And Kevin has a quote from a theoretical biologist that illustrates this point quite nicely (A)s soon as I learn that someone owns a gun, and is pro-gun ownership without heavy regulations, I totally judge them to be uneducated and conservative. … I am happy to do that, because I have yet to meet an intelligent, well educated person who is pro-guns in real life Look at that quote. The tone-deafness can be measured in decibels, but only if you use scientific notation. It is almost a given...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/30/2013 10:01:18 AM | Feedback (18)
source FDLE and FL DOACS
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/29/2013 10:34:47 AM | Feedback (7)
Guy on the Twitterbox said nobody needs 30+ round because they can just defend themselves with 5 rounds of 00 Buck. Nobody needs 30 bullets but there’s nothing wrong with having 45 of them. I call this tactical ignorance.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/4/2013 2:37:12 PM | Feedback (8)
That formula right there is all that should be needed to end any debate on “assault rifles”. If a person doesn’t have the basic comprehension what that means, then they’re unqualified to make observations on the ‘deadliness’ of a firearm. If they do have even the most basic, cursory grasp of physics (like I do. I’m no physics major by any stretch of the imagination) then they’ll have no argument as to why a certain firearm with these cosmetic features would change that formula. Yes, it’s a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/29/2013 9:59:06 AM | Feedback (19)
But this isn't hyperbole from these people, this is what they actually think about us People who oppose background checks are terrorists. They are an extreme minority who attempt to instill fear and terror in the population. And they are accessories to the murder of children. As I type they are communicating back and forth about how to overthrow the U.S. government. And conservative members of the U.S. Congress are cooperating with these terrorists. Is any more proof needed that conservatives...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/19/2013 8:33:55 AM | Feedback (11)
Got this in an email today "Take for example .22LR ammunition. The industry as a whole (all manufacturers combined) is setup to produce 4,200,000,000 (4.2 Billions) .22 LR annually. That is running all the machines, full capacity all the time, all manufacturers together. There is NOTHING they can do to produce more. That corresponds to 230,137 cartridge per State per day, which is 460 bricks of 500 .22lr per day per State. That means that if less than 50 people per day in each State are buying...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/1/2013 9:43:24 AM | Feedback (4)
Because I sincerely doubt Juan Valdez intended his finest brew to be used as a weapon When a man tried to rob a Dunkin’ Donuts in Connecticut on Saturday night, an employee acted quickly and stopped him with the closest weapon available -- hot coffee. Normally coffee makes for nothing more than a good drink. Here, it turned into a weapon based on how an individual used it. If the intent of an object was transferrable, then the robber would have simply sipped the java and been slightly more...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/6/2013 10:20:21 AM | Feedback (12)
A nuke pointed at a city is a weapon. If you point it at an asteroid it magically transforms into something else The Outer Space Treaty prohibits placing nuclear weapons, or other weapons of mass destruction, in orbit. The dodge, I suppose, would be to claim that these anti-asteroids aren’t “weapons,” since they’re not aimed at people, but rather simply “explosive tools for planetary defense” or some such. Would that suffice? Depends. It’s still technically a weapon, but one being used to ward...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/27/2013 9:29:41 AM | Feedback (3)
I love The Walking Dead. The Mrs. and I are trying to catch up before the 3rd season restarts so we can be current (we’re 3 shows into this season) but the show is actually a lot of fun to watch. I mean… Zombies! Which of course, nobody calls them that. They’re called ‘walkers’ or ‘biters’ or something, but never is the word zombie mentioned in the show, which is odd. Anyway, the one gripe I have about the show is how it portrays guns. Minus the scene where the dude shot the AR with the front...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/5/2013 9:50:52 AM | Feedback (18)
Is how loud they are. That’s gotta sting.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/25/2013 8:49:23 AM | Feedback (2)
The Gunshine state shows how it’s done. Guns are a problem – to the tyrants since they prevent them from ruling us with an iron fist. This is why they’ll use any leverage they can get, discard any fact that goes against their wishes, and continue to blame an object used in less murders than hammers. They won’t stop. They can’t. It’s not in their nature and thus we must remain ever vigilant.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/7/2013 10:55:38 AM | Feedback (0)
More people killed with hammers and blunt instruments than rifles every year Think about it: In 2005, the number of murders committed with a rifle was 445, while the number of murders committed with hammers and clubs was 605. In 2006, the number of murders committed with a rifle was 438, while the number of murders committed with hammers and clubs was 618.  And so the list goes, with the actual numbers changing somewhat from year to year, yet the fact that more people are killed with...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/4/2013 8:42:18 AM | Feedback (7)
I’m going to do something I generally loathe to do – I’m going to use a video of me shooting USPSA to illustrate some fallacies in the gun-control arguments, but it means having to pretend for a moment that this is real life and not a bunch of cardboard. First, let me preface the video. This is stage three of December’s match which was my first stage to shoot. The first shot you see is literally the first live round I’ve fired in over 6 months due to injury. So, I’ve not shot in half a year, I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/24/2012 10:52:16 AM | Feedback (10)
12/18/2012 – Citing concerns from viewers over the recent shooting tragedy, CBS has stated that it will remove all guns and references to guns from its prime-time line up, most notably its popular CSI franchise. A spokesperson for CBS said “We feel that in light of the recent elementary school shooting that it would be irresponsible for the station to continue to make money off of shows that revolve around firearms. It would be the height of hypocrisy for networks to cancel shows like...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/18/2012 11:36:34 AM | Feedback (10)
The Firearm Blog has a link to an innovative AR accessory to ‘get around’ California’s asinine laws The FRS-15 is a nifty looking AR-15 stock designed for the California market. In California you can use pre-ban full capacity magazines, with a standard magazine release, in semi-automatic rifles which do not have a pistol grip, adjustable stock or flash suppressor. The FRS-15 does not have a pistol grip (as defined by the State of California) and is not adjustable. Ugly as sin, but I'm a KRISS...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/12/2012 9:45:01 AM | Feedback (12)
When it comes to the anti-gun groups, some deaths are more equal than others. Look at those numbers. The anti’s would have you believe that if we’d just ban guns, humans would live forever, that firearms are the only cause of deaths in the world or something. At least, the amount of effort they put into trying to ban the things makes it seem like that. They don’t care about suicides or violence or accidental deaths. They’ve shown no concern to those killed with knives or those who have hung...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/19/2012 8:43:41 AM | Feedback (1)
We keep being told that gun control lowers the number of murders since the absence of guns means ‘heat of the moment’ killings will all but disappear or something. Chicago continues to prove that this is not a reality based view. Culture is way more important to crime than available tools. But attacking a culture is politically upsetting to many because it puts a spotlight on the lie that all cultures are equal. And of course, Frankenfeinstein wants a new “Assault Weapons Ban”. I’m more than...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/6/2012 10:29:00 AM | Feedback (2)
I’m not ready to blame the police either in the NYC shooting. Look, NYC is a crowded place. Been there a few times on business trips, still cannot see how anyone would want to live practically standing on top of one another (food was good though). I can’t imagine any shooting downtown not having innocent people as the backstop. Life isn’t perfect and the criminals don’t always decided to stand with their back against a wall before opening fire. We still don’t know how many of the injured were...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/27/2012 8:42:53 AM | Feedback (16)
I’ve avoided commenting on the Zimmerman fiasco here because plenty of other places are doing a good job covering it, and I’m quite aware that as someone sitting behind a keyboard, I’m as far away from the information I’d need to make a valid decision of guilt or innocence. This, according to some people, makes me a dumb redneck who wants to shoot blacks. Whaaatever. I don’t really care about this case insofar as the case itself. It’s messy, has been blown out of proportion, and there seems to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/21/2012 9:32:03 AM | Feedback (9)
In #gunblogger_conspiracy, there’s a discussion going on regarding the Double 1911 Monstrosity That I Still Want Simply Because It Makes The Baby John Moses Browning Giggle (as seen here) and if it’s considered a ‘machinegun’ because one pull of the trigger sends two bb’s down range. The discussion then got to how to get around this, since the ATF defines ‘machineguns’ based on a very limited set of physical characteristics, resulting in a Gatling gun being perfectly legal since there is no...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/12/2012 12:22:50 PM | Feedback (6)
The splatter zone here is slippery I suggest a rain coat before heading over. It’s full of ZOMG! YOU CAN BUY GUNS! and of course “firearms so powerful, they can take out a helicopter!”. If it wasn’t for the fact that people read and believe these jokers, it’d almost be funny.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/9/2012 11:00:47 AM | Feedback (9)
This weekend, I found myself in one of those situations where I didn’t have a gun on my person and needed to go somewhere. This is a rare thing for me and yes, I could have easily taken an extra 5 to 10 minutes to go back inside, change into something that would allow me to carry, and then slap a pistol in the waistband, but I didn’t. According to the anti’s, it would be impossible for me to leave my driveway without my penis-compensator as I am too afraid to exist in the world without it. ...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/23/2012 9:54:37 AM | Feedback (11)
Ask yourself this – Will a thug stop because he thinks his intended victim lit a candle the night before or because his intended victim might be armed with a  gun?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/9/2012 8:34:20 AM | Feedback (2)
Or is this a facepalm moment? The anti’s truly believe that, had guns not been allowed in National Parks, the shooting in Mt. Rainier would not have happened. You see, crazy people do not care about taking human lives nor are they concerned with any punishment for their actions, unless of course that punishment revolves around getting busted for carrying a gun. Then they’re all like “Whoa! The death penalty for murder I can deal with, but 5 extra years for carrying a gun across an imaginary...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/3/2012 9:51:01 AM | Feedback (9)
When those horses have already run away. Sebastian discusses a question from an anti-gunner on private sales. I respect that a lot of gunnies don’t want their  guns to end up in the hands of criminals, but I take exception to the whole “I won’t sell to anyone I don’t know personally” thing because it plays into the anti’s hands for no gain. Look, the problem isn’t selling a gun to a stranger any more than selling a set of knives at a yard sale is. You have no clue that the nice lady...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/2/2011 12:03:08 PM | Feedback (17)
Tomorrow, CCW holders in Ohio will be able to carry their pistols into places that serve alcohol. Plenty of people are concerned because of the inevitable shootouts over the last of the Coors Light in the pitchers and they have plenty of reasons to be worried. Here in Florida, we’ve been allowed to carry in places that serve booze for ages. My sweet Vishnu, Floridians are even allowed to consume alcohol while packing heat!!! If you want a taste of what Ohio has to look forward to, here’s a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/29/2011 9:15:32 AM | Feedback (5)
Say Uncle points to a reporter doing what reporters do best – get the information completely and utterly wrong The other, which has been on the books in various forms since 1994, prohibits the sale of hollow-point bullets and similar ammunition that fragments or explodes upon impact. Which Uncle sagely observes that, no… they don’t. Hollowpoints expand on impact. Usually. What really makes me scratch my head is the concept of why exploding bullets would be a bad idea? The damned things...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/20/2011 9:23:38 AM | Feedback (1)
Lie, lie, lie, lie, and lie In a September 12, 2011 article for Bloomberg.com, writer John Crewdson has admitted to committing willful perjury in order to obtain a Florida concealed weapon/firearm license, a second degree misdemeanor under Florida statutes. … Before the application could be approved however, Mr. Crewdson had to answer "YES" to question 6, which asks, "Have you received training with a firearm as required by Section 790.06(2)(h), Florida Statutes,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/13/2011 8:42:30 AM | Feedback (9)
So, this weekend I smoked some pork, took the kids to the park, visited family, did a bit of shopping, etc. There was a gun on my hip pretty much the entire time. Nothing happened. I didn’t shoot anyone trying to get my prescription from the pharmacy (which, is a damned good place to carry), I didn’t rob the bank when I went in to make a withdrawal, I didn’t pop a cap in the barber’s ass for cutting the back square instead of a fade. It’s almost like the argument that ‘having a gun will make...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/20/2011 1:36:55 PM | Feedback (11)
Sold a gun last night. No paperwork. No background checks. I handed over the gun, he handed over a few Benjamin Franklins. He needed the gun more than I did and I needed the cash more than I did the pistol. I *was* going to replace the pistol with another, but the Mrs. informed me that simply wasn’t going to happen. The fact that I can dispose of my personal property without the express permission of the state is what burns the anti’s collective asses. It has nothing to do with public safety...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/8/2011 11:43:15 AM | Feedback (3)
Miguel has a say. I agree totally, but probably for different reasons. I was raised by a professional photographer. Whenever I see those vests, I think the person has 20 rolls of film and a few lenses on them. Like Miguel says, 99% of the population has no idea what those are and the ones that do are more than likely the good guys. And without any stories of people being picked off for wearing those vests, much like the belief in ‘If you open carry, the criminals will just shoot you first!’,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/28/2011 9:44:52 AM | Feedback (7)
Glue Gun Used in Workplace Assault Police in St. John's expect to lay charges in a workplace confrontation that involved an unusual weapon: a glue gun. Notice what they got right here – the glue gun was a weapon. Not because of its design, but its use. Even though the designers of the glue gun intended their product to heat up glue and deliver it via a gentle squeeze of the trigger, intent is non-transferrable and thus someone with ill intent could use it in a nefarious way. Same thing...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/26/2011 1:31:59 PM | Feedback (2)
U2 lead singer repeats the 90% guns in Mexico lie. Maybe he should hold a concert for the ATF. They’ve got quite a few guns of their own going down south. With or Without You, eh? Let’s go “Without You” for a thousand, Alex.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/23/2011 9:11:40 AM | Feedback (4)
After you (rightfully) finish up tearing Rolling Stone a new one for misrepresenting facts, maybe you could take some of that new found desire for truth in reporting and apply it to your position on the whole Mexican Gun Canard. You know… since the truth is so important all all.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/31/2011 1:07:36 PM | Feedback (7)
I mean, that’s what I heard over and over as Campus Carry was killed from SB 234. Turns out, it might not be the issue they make it out to be The 71 U.S. college campuses that currently allow licensed concealed carry have yet to see a single resulting incident of gun violence (including threats and suicides), a single resulting gun accident or a single resulting gun theft. Unpossible! How can mere adults be trusted with a college education AND weaponry??? The rest of the article is...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/21/2011 11:42:06 AM | Feedback (6)
The Florida Department of Agriculture is the licensing agency for concealed weapons permits. Because nothing grows oranges faster than packing heat, I guess. They have a nifty chart showing exactly how many licenses have been granted as well as those that have been revoked. Now, the anti gunners want you to believe that guns in the hands of normal people are a bad idea because CCW holders are milliseconds away from poppin’ a cap in someone’s ass over the last tacquito at the Quickie Mart. The..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/13/2011 7:10:35 PM | Feedback (9)
In the comments to another post, commenter RWC pointed out this knee-slapping article at the NYT entitled The Myth of the Hero Gunslinger. Full of so much PSH that, if covered on the evening news, would increase the stock price of Depends undergarments ten fold, this article tries to whitewash years of increased gun ownership without the correlating rise in death by firearm that they want claim should happen. The comments are just full of face-palming moments with people confusing ‘anecdote’...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/25/2011 1:34:19 PM | Feedback (8)
Two guys, one with a “hi-cap” and one with an 8 rounder. Total time difference between hitting all the targets? 2 seconds.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/14/2011 1:38:21 PM | Feedback (3)
Since I’ve been active in discussions lately, this one has popped up numerous times If we make X illegal, criminals will have to consider the consequences and thus will limit the number of crimes committed I’ll give you a brief moment to compose yourself after laughing so hard. OK, I’m going to gloss over the whole “If they’re willing to kill you over the contents of your wallet / cash register, I highly doubt they’re going to concern themselves about the extra 5 years they’ll get on top...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/13/2011 10:27:46 AM | Feedback (6)
Joe Huffman has a video of him shooting, doing reload practices. Joes a pretty damned good shot, but his skill in reloading isn’t anything anyone couldn’t do with just a bit of practice. Now, in my discussion yesterday, there was a lot of talk that the AZ incident wouldn’t have happened or the body count would have been much lower had the killer not had easy access to high capacity magazines. It appeared to me that these people really believe that the time it takes to reload is plenty for...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/12/2011 1:11:00 PM | Feedback (2)
When will we stop hearing this same story over and over? Once again, here’s another breathless article talking about how increases in concealed weapons permits simply did not increase crime. I’m tired of all these “No blood in the streets” stories showing up. I was promised death and mayhem by the anti-gun forces. Shootouts over parking spots would be common place, people murdered for the last Oreo cookie would be a story you hear daily, things like that. Interestingly… it just never comes...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/5/2011 8:18:02 PM | Feedback (0)
But Linoge’s artwork puts all mine to shame I think that you can boil down the anti-gunner’s argument into one basic word – deodand. They either believe truly or at least try to make others believe that the gun is the cause of the crime and if we could just put the toothpaste back in the tube and rid ourselves of objects, then there would be peace amongst men, the lion would lay with the lamb, and Han wouldn’t have had to shoot first, he’d have talked out his issues with Greedo. Linoge does...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/28/2010 8:39:27 AM | Feedback (1)
Merlin discusses its role in our society You know, I wish inanimate objects did have the ability to perform actions without the influence of humans. Then my computer would be writing code for me.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/20/2010 12:57:36 PM | Feedback (5)
According to those who suffer from severe bouts of PSH, Stand Your Ground laws mean all you have to do is say “I felt scared” and the cops won’t even take down your name and number after you ice someone. Jon Gutmacher explains why this isn’t the case I often warn people about the dangers of feeling "too protected" by the new Stand Your Ground laws. The law isn't as good as it seems, things can still go very wrong, and the use of a firearm normally means that you're facing a very...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/1/2010 12:59:53 PM | Feedback (4)
I just realized how bigoted we are. I was needing some matches and I picked up a book I had acquired from Knight Shooting Sports, and looking at the cover I couldn’t help but notice how far out of their way they went to tell gays, women, and handicapped people that they are simply not wanted at their range. Man, us gun owners are suuuuure a bunch of racist, knuckle-dragging, Neanderthals, aren’t we? For the sarcastically challenged, this is a joke. I don’t have to agree with your lifestyle..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/24/2010 10:19:56 AM | Feedback (4)
Say Uncle, Glenn Reynolds , Dr. Helen, Les Jones and several others took out the Tactilite 50BMG for the weekend and turned money into overwhelming noise. People shooting a half inch wide projectile that generally weighs about 700 grains (or 1/10th of a pound) at ludicrous velocities that can travel over a mile and not one single airplane felled. It’s almost like the anti-gun forces are lying about 50s. *Sigh* One day you people will love me enough to simply start sending me large wads of...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/18/2010 9:31:26 AM | Feedback (3)
It's an article of faith amongst the anti-rights bigots that Stand Your Ground laws give people a license to murder!!! Generally the argument goes something like "All a person has to do is claim he was being threatened and they get off, scott-free".  Stories like this, however, tend to whiz all over their fantasy parade. Story goes like this – Two men are in a scuffle. One guy beans the other guy in the melon with a wrench (a very deadly action, mind you). The guy proceeds to...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/30/2010 12:34:44 PM | Feedback (12)
So the violence fairy will leave me cash! There's not much difference in believing in that than there is in the fairy tale that by limiting firearms that you will somehow lower crime and violence. Especially given that even the historical records from England show that the introduction of firearms lowered the homicide rate. Quoting Sebastian (who gets the Hat Tip) Back then, soldiering was an art form, and those not practiced in it couldn’t stand up to those who were. The firearm changed...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/12/2010 12:06:26 PM | Feedback (8)
Breitbart Warning in effect. Westside killer denied handgun permit An application for a concealed handgun permit filed by one of the shooters in 1998's Westside Middle School Massacre in Jonesboro has been denied by the Arkansas State Police, citing the objections of the Sharp County sheriff and at least one answer on the application that appears to be false. For those not in the know, here's a rundown of the Westside Middle School Massacre The following morning, the boys drove in...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/28/2010 9:38:55 AM | Feedback (13)
I'm starting to tire of my Glock failing on me so often. I had to go to the bank to pick up the paperwork needed for my refinance. There I am, sitting patiently while they print out reams of dead trees showing the connubrated rate of income to fibbocinal interest and my Glock cannot even be bothered to take control of my mind and force me to go on a wild west shooting spree where I run out of the bank with full bags marked with a $ and loose dollar bills fluttering about. I mean, guns cause...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/8/2010 10:25:41 AM | Feedback (6)
It appears that most anti-gunners seem to get all their information about guns from Die Hard movies. This is why they believe stuff like this. It's pretty sad when a comedy site has a better grip on reality than your shitty little gun banning outfit. Alas, those are only 5 myths of guns that Hollywood portrays. There's a metric buttload more that they missed, but I'm sure there's a limit to the file sizes they can upload to their servers. One of my biggest pet peeves is watching someone get...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/16/2010 10:20:35 AM | Feedback (6)
Correlation is not causation. Several people have pointed out that crime is down and that gun ownership is up. The thing is, you would have to find enough people who would have committed a violent crime but were a) worried they'd get shot in the process so decided to do something more constructive and b) were willing to admit to it to have any sort of proof that was the reason. I think it has something to do with it, but I'm not as confident that's a key reason to purchase firearms. Crime...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/24/2010 1:40:11 PM | Feedback (7)
Kevin Baker has repeatedly pointed to examples in John Taylor Gatto's book The Underground History of American Education, which you can read in its entirety here. Unix-Jedi brought up some passages from it to me recently in conversation, and like a moth to the flame, I've been compelled to go through this book. Like I have the time to do this. Or the blood pressure to spare. Sigh. It's a frightening book, and so far worth the sickening pit in my stomach. However, that's all about the...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/27/2010 1:08:58 PM | Feedback (8)
This post is for Ubu52, who in my last post commented One thing about the gun owner community is that we tend to be more law abiding and more level headed than the general populace. Well, not if you include all of those criminals with guns. (They are also gun owners too, you know.) "People who own guns" would be a subset of the "general population," and if you only look at "People who own guns" and believe a higher percentage of them are "law abiding...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/14/2010 3:25:09 PM | Feedback (37)
THIS is reasoned discourse Hi Readers — Here’s another question that arrived in th email. It began,  ”Can we talk about gunplay for a few minutes?” Happily, by “gunplay” they writer didn’t mean, “What’s the upside of random shootings?” But rather, “Is it okay for kids to play around, pretending to shoot each other?” While it drives me crazy when one of my sons puts his hand up to his brother’s temple and pantomimes “Pow!”, I totally love it when they get out their Nerf guns and run...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/20/2010 12:44:40 PM | Feedback (2)
Number of shell casings collected by COBIS as of January 1: 258,700 Number of crimes solved because of COBIS as of January 1: 0 Sounds close to my percentage of dating success in high school. Stolen in its entirety from Gunspoliticsny.com
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/12/2010 3:50:31 PM | Feedback (5)
But damn if it doesn't jump up and down, pointing its fingers and going "Pssst! Look over THERE" With just two days left in the year, according to preliminary numbers from the police department, the District has had 138 homicides compared with 184 at the same time last year, setting up the city to record the lowest number of homicides since 1964, when 132 were reported killed. Now, nowhere in the article does it mention the fact that thugs now had to take into consideration that...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/30/2009 11:44:16 AM | Feedback (5)
The Anti's always tell us "More guns = More Crime". Are they right? Most emphatically, no Preliminary statistics released by the FBI for the first half of 2009 show that violent crime continues a downward trend that began in 2006. The figures show crime falling in all categories–robbery, aggravated assault, motor vehicle thefts, etc.–with murders down a remarkable 10 percent from the previous year.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/23/2009 9:53:45 AM | Feedback (6)
A year ago, my native home town of Atlanta decided that people with CCW's were ok to ride mass transit carrying their weapons. And just like every other time the law abiding are allowed to exercise their rights, nothing happened. It's almost like the anti-gun forces are lying to us.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/15/2009 8:25:53 AM | Feedback (3)
Howard Nemerov points to this interesting statistic Since 1984 there have been over 122,000,000 firearms purchased by civilians, and yet somehow the accidental firearms death rate has plummeted 71.4%. How can that be? The Brady Campaign and their ilk constantly tell us that more firearms means more accidental deaths. They fight at every turn to prevent programs like Eddie Eagle from being taught in schools. Which makes sense in a way. People like Dennis Henigan and Paul Hemlke can't really...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/29/2009 1:37:29 PM | Feedback (13)
I was always under the impression that the easiest way to obtain fully automatic weaponry was to go to gun shows and simply pick one up (look for the "Free Stinger Missile with Every Grenade Launcher" sign). We are told over and over and over how easy military grade weaponry is  to obtain. Seems like some wannabe terrorists didn't get that memo Mehanna had “multiple conversations about obtaining automatic weapons and randomly shooting people in shopping malls,” Acting U.S....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/23/2009 10:28:11 AM | Feedback (5)
Sherriff Greg White speaking about armed civilians faring better in hit potential than police and why they should be allowed to be armed on a college campus. Let that sink in for a minute. Never mind, don't let that sink in, let that STAIN your thinking. Hat tip Clayton Cramer
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2009 1:26:31 PM | Feedback (0)
So I don't have to! Linoge lays out some hard numbers disproving the myth that more guns = more deaths, and he does so using a simplified graph. Granted, with the brain trusts that invaded my comments the other day, even lines drawn in crayon might be a bit too complex for some people to comprehend. Which, of course, is good news for the Brady Campaign.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/31/2009 8:15:24 AM | Feedback (3)
'Fully automatic' gun fire and only 12 wounded? One of which was wounded by a car. But, I thought guns made killing so easy? It's almost like you have to aim the things or something. Hat Tip War On Guns who is probably correct that the 'fully automatic' thing is bogus.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/6/2009 11:38:58 AM | Feedback (7)
Of yet another gun control myth. Sarah Brady Paradise, where the formerly Great Britain used to be, has much lower gun ownership, yet an astonishingly higher violent crime rate. It's almost like the anti-gunners telling us that gun control will reduce crime is a lie or something.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/2/2009 12:27:59 PM | Feedback (4)
I've dealt with Lloyd before. He has the standard talking points for a Flat Earther and wonders if we need guns in churches. He should ask Jeanne Assam if she needed hers, I guess. Now, Lloyd writes in a bit of tongue in cheek style (the dude wrote scripts for Frasier!!!!), so much of what he writes should be filtered through that lens. I know I write sarcastically, so that doesn't automatically rate dismissal. Lloyd's logical flaw, however, is that gun = violence. Automatically. There...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/2/2009 9:28:58 AM | Feedback (1)
Shotguns. Easily made from common materials found in a prison. Tell me exactly how forbidding me to own a firearm, making me wait 3 days, requiring licensing, or limiting what I can own that would have prevented this? Hat Tip Mad Rocket Scientist
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/26/2009 5:07:50 PM | Feedback (1)
"We see probably an average of between 10 and 15 people who get shot or stabbed every night," Dr. Dennis said. Want to blame lax gun laws? Good luck with that Ten to fifteen shootings and stabbings every night, at one hospital? Baghdad might be safer than that. This is the city with the most restrictive gun laws in the nation.  All guns must be registered--and re-registered annually--with the Chicago Police Department.  The vast majority of semi-automatic...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/25/2009 10:53:51 AM | Feedback (1)
In this case, an attacker with a gun TAMPA - About a month ago, Audry Sauceda was carjacked and fought back. He stuck a gun in my side and told me to get out of the car," Sauceda said while sharing her story with FOX 13 on May 15. "And I pulled out my gun and stuck it in his face, and told him, he needed to get out. He screamed and jumped out of the car." A gun isn't a magic totem that prevents criminals from attacking you, especially with concealed carry. A firearm...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/19/2009 8:52:15 AM | Feedback (0)
I beg to differ We took up arms from the police forces who deserted their units, broke into the Patriotic Guards arms caches (some sort of communist reserve force), joined forces with a few Army units that refused to obey the order to fire upon the civilian population, kicked Ceausescu out of his palace and on Christmas Day 1989 shoot the bastard and his wife dead. From someone who was there.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/9/2009 6:38:21 PM | Feedback (6)
Did you know that tomatoes were once considered poisonous? Up until the end of the eighteenth century, physicians warned against eating tomatoes, fearing they caused not only appendicitis but also stomach cancer from tomato skins adhering to the lining of the stomach. To prove they weren't, a Colonel ate an entire basket of tomatoes in front of a crowd of people As the story is told, it was Colonel Johnson who on September 26, 1820 once and for all proved tomatoes non-poisonous and...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/9/2009 9:56:41 AM | Feedback (15)
I thought the crooks were supposed to take the guns away from their victims. Man wrestles gun from intruder in Pittsburg home invasion The male homeowner said he was awakened and came out of his bedroom to investigate the noise. He said he was confronted by one man with a sawed-off shotgun and a second man with a handgun. He wrestled the shotgun out of the suspect's hand, and the man fell on him, he said. The second suspect then reportedly shot at the victim's wife but did not hit her....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2009 3:54:05 PM | Feedback (4)
It doesn't matter if you ban guns, those willing to commit murder will just find new and creative ways They have now released an X-ray of the 27-year-old's skull and neck, which shows it was filled with 34 nails. "Post-mortem examination results revealed Mr Liu was shot repeatedly to the head with a high-powered nail gun. Similar types of nail guns can fire nails up to 85 millimetres long," Detective Inspector Mark Newham of the Homicide Squad said in a statement. Now, the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2009 1:52:38 PM | Feedback (10)
So, yesterday I did a science experiment. To be a real experiment, I had to develop my hypothesis on what I thought would happen then run it. My experiment was to go overly-armed to a large crowd of people. My hypothesis was that the multiple pistols I was carrying would cause me incur a sudden onset of psychosis and start shooting children in the head at close range. Since guns cause crime and murder, I had to assume that several guns would definitely put me over the edge. Unfortunately,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/16/2009 12:05:21 PM | Feedback (15)
Something that's been pissing me off lately, especially concerning the recent shootings in Oakland, is the old wives' tale that keeps being passed around like gospel that semi-automatics are easily converted to fully automatic. We hear the countless references to 'drop in conversion' kits you can buy right here on the Interweb Tubes (of course, sans an actual link that would show the kits and their availability). We're told that any yahoo with a Dremel and a #6 ball-peen hammer can take...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/30/2009 9:45:02 AM | Feedback (20)
Poor Brady Campaign. Nobody will vote for their positions and their canards of "Blood in the Streets" and "Wild West Shootouts over the Last Rutabaga At Kash-N-Karry" never come to fruition. At least there's always the fact the vast majority of heat of the moment murder sprees are from normal, average people who just snap and grab a readily available gun. Right?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/27/2009 8:43:26 AM | Feedback (4)
This is why I scoff at gun laws CLEVELAND — The 17-year-old accused of killing James Rubin, 17, will be arraigned Tuesday by Juvenile Court Judge Peter Sikora. The case will then be sent to adult court, when The Plain Dealer will report the teen's name. James R. Rubin, of East 101st Street, was shot in the head about 6:20 p.m. March 17 while walking in the 6700 block of Bayliss Avenue. Witnesses told police that multiple shots were fired from a moving car. One witness said the shooting...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/24/2009 8:39:37 AM | Feedback (0)
From Reason, regarding the Brady Campaign's blood dance The kid in Germany whacked 15 people with a 9mm Beretta handgun. VaTech was 32 dead with a 9mm Glock (he had a .22 handgun, too, but I don't know if anyone was actually killed with it). So this demented hillbilly with his "assault weapons" couldn't match the work of two young men with common handguns. So what was proved this week about the extra danger from "assault weapons" again?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/12/2009 3:21:26 PM | Feedback (3)
When Pat Guan wrote an article about concealed carry in 2003, he got an earful from a passionate Second Amendment supporter. Fast forward 6 years later, and Pat has come to a conclusion we all here know Well, Missouri went ahead with it and as far as I can tell not one of us from Illinois has been shot, justifiably or not, by one of those pistol-packers. Hardly any Missourians have been shot by them either, reconfirming the experience elsewhere that concealed carry seems to be neither a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/5/2009 8:45:06 AM | Feedback (2)
So, I'm at Walgreen's drive through trying to pick up my prescription. The guy in the other lane apparently didn't have insurance and couldn't afford the medication he was trying to get. When the lady informed him that he'd need to pay for it in full, he popped a gasket, screaming obscenities that his Walgreen's card somehow should pay for it. The pharmacist behind the bullet proof glass (and with this ass clown, I see why they have it) was trying to calmly explain that the card didn't pay for...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/1/2009 5:13:49 PM | Feedback (5)
Three shooters, one target. No innocents harmed. It's almost like the Brady Campaign lies about this stuff.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/21/2009 1:32:29 PM | Feedback (1)
I've heard other gun bloggers claim that you can't buy back something that was never yours to begin with. Since this kind of story seems to be commonplace, maybe they are trying to buy back their own weapons FRUITLAND PARK - Lake County Sheriff investigators said they are looking for a man who stole a detective's gun from the trunk of his unmarked patrol car early Sunday morning. According to the sheriff's office, a woman and her husband awoke at about 4 a.m. to the sounds of a car alarm and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/12/2009 11:24:10 AM | Feedback (1)
Imagine someone finding a crème brûlée torch. Now, imagine that person realized the torch was filled to the top with lighter fluid. Now, imagine that person is a reporter and writes up an article and screams there was a "fully loaded flame thrower" found. This is just as bad In a city where there are too many illegal guns comes the story of one weapon that's truly frightening - and it was apparently ready to be used. Toronto Police have recovered what they at first believed to be a fully...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/7/2009 10:32:19 AM | Feedback (8)
This is a hoot. Brady background checks for 2006 - 8,209,900Total number of convictions from felons trying to buy guns - 73 That's a whopping 0.00009% I wonder if maybe, just maybe felons don't normally buy their guns from a retail store?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/27/2008 8:13:38 PM | Feedback (11)
Not sure where I was at, but one of my news alerts lead me to a blog post that yammered on and on about gun nuts and how we were basically psychopathic idiots who put guns in front of everything else. Normal stuff, but one thing stood out in my mind. The author accused the NRA / GOA / CCRKBA / {insert random firearm group here} of not caring about freedom of speech or any other constitutional protections since it didn't actively push them. It's a logical fallacy that just because someone...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/15/2008 11:07:34 AM | Feedback (5)
Let's say there was a spate of toothpick stabbings at local nursing homes. Out of 23,319 nursing home patients in one city, the spate actually only involves 5 stabbings (and really only 2 people doing the stabbing), but apparently a spate doesn't require that many instances to be considered an epidemic. Anyway, the local meeting of miniature despots council members meet and decide that the best way to keep toothpicks out of criminals' hands is to force registration of said timber based dental...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/5/2008 12:50:07 PM | Feedback (7)
Did you know that was the rate of fire of a Micro-Uzi? Apparently neither did this dickhead attorney "A Micro Uzi is made by and for the Israeli Armed Forces and is intended to meet the operational needs of Israeli Special Forces," Hampden District Attorney William Bennett said in a news release. "It is not a hunting weapon. It has a rate of fire of 1,700 rounds per second." Wow. That would pretty much mean the barrel was packed with moving bullets, tip to butt. One hell of a bolt carrier...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/4/2008 1:15:51 PM | Feedback (6)
Mad Rocket Scientist emailed me last night with a link to this story regarding the Mumbai terrorist attacks. Speaking of the comments, MRS says A common debate, played out in a predictable fashion The article itself was primarily about the actual rarity of terrorist attacks (24x7 news coverage amplifies the effect, yet terrorist attacks are still rare) and the security measures that fail to prevent them. However, the comments took on a life of their own. Let me summarize JohnMcLane- This...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/4/2008 11:02:01 AM | Feedback (8)
Meet Gustav. Gustav is a 4th generation piano wire maker. Using the skills his father taught him (and who's father taught him), Gustav painstakingly crafts some of the most beautiful piano wire known to man, used in only the best concert pianos in the world. His handiwork is known not only for the perfect pitch they produce, but also for their strength and durability. Now, meet Timothy. Timothy is being garroted by one of Gustav's piano wires (Middle C, in fact). Instead of Gustav's intent that...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/1/2008 8:17:53 AM | Feedback (8)
Mad Rocket Scientist goes toe to toe with an individual armed with a lethal sense of stupidity. Speaks RS and soon enough I found myself in discussion with a person who, well, I think this says it all: That decision reflected right wing dogma that ignores the availability issue and attempts to divert the desire to address the root of the problem by arrogantly prescribing that "criminals" are the problem.   I mean, wow... I can't even begin to consider how to argue with something like that....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/26/2008 8:16:12 AM | Feedback (7)
Ah, gun bigot and all around compulsive liar John Rosenthal (who may also be a child molester, he probably hasn't been caught yet, but I can't confirm that) brings up 7 magical, fairy tale dreams on how The One can stop "gun violence" from day one of his rule administration. #1 Mandatory criminal background checks for all gun sales Basically, ban private sales. This is the ever failing but never giving up strategy of closing the mythical gun show loophole. Of course, they have a point. If...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/12/2008 12:39:23 PM | Feedback (3)
Certain phrases can be used repeatedly over and over in negative situations to apply a negative connotation to them. BOSTON (AP) — Boston Police investigating an armed robbery lifted a man out of a wheelchair and found he was sitting on three guns, including two with high capacity magazines and one with a laser sight. High capacity magazines, laser sights... Ooooh scary stuff. I'm telling you, this is a coordinated conspiracy against gun ownership. By constantly associating certain key...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/3/2008 6:30:10 PM | Feedback (7)
This email just showed up from my Google watch   The gun did the killin' - Luckily, there was no human being that pulled the trigger. The gun itself did all the dirty work. And that's why we need to ban them.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/14/2008 4:37:34 PM | Feedback (4)
I've been saying the same thing for a long time But at the end of the day it will still, basically, be a gun. Lumps of metal driven by expanding gas will fly out of the end at high speed, and make holes in things or people which they hit. Again, a firearm is a simple device. It is a tube, enclosed at one end with a projectile that is expelled out the other by means of pressure. You can use PVC for the tube, a sack of nails for the projectile, and lighter fluid for the propellant and create a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/9/2008 9:08:20 AM | Feedback (1)
Which has no bearing on the quarter million the taxpayers have to spend to show exactly how stupid it is The Department of Justice has awarded a $254,889 federal grant to the New Jersey Institute of Technology so the Newark university can continue developing its child-proof "smart gun" technology, members of New Jersey's congressional delegation announced today. NJIT has spent the last nine years on a "dynamic grip recognition" technology that can identify gun owners based on how they squeeze...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/11/2008 8:12:24 AM | Feedback (7)
Why do I have the feeling the weapon in question was not automatic in nature? Sheriff's deputies records show the victims called 9-1-1 sometime around 9:30 p.m., telling emergency operators they had been robbed at gunpoint. One man held the victims at bay with his sub-machine gun, while the other suspect pistol-whipped the man with a Desert Eagle .45 caliber handgun and demanded his jewelry, the victims told deputies. Being that machine guns are highly regulated and these two oxygen wasters...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2008 9:28:41 AM | Feedback (12)
You'll pay your check any way you can It listed the possible cause of death of Mr Phyall as ‘complete transaction of the neck’ and ‘chainsaw wound to the neck.’ Luckily, Mr. Phyall didn't have access to a firearm because that could have rendered him suicidal.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/16/2008 8:05:44 PM | Feedback (0)
So, there's a lot of hand wringing and PSH over the fact that over half of gun deaths are suicides. This is news? If I remember correctly, a well known blogger brought this up a long time ago. Glad to see I'm well ahead of the media in this regard. Funny though that the media wants to put the blame at the tool. No doubt about it, a firearm is a very, very effective tool to use for suicide. Nail clippers are very effective for trimming toenails, but you don't blame the nail clippers for...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/2/2008 6:58:27 PM | Feedback (0)
Here's some Grade-A Stupidity. You could have easily used a mannequin or something else to illustrate that point. To use a live person is the epitome of dumb. As firearms enthusiasts we should always strive to promote a good image. Shit like this doesn't help. The sad thing about this video is that it does illustrate, quite stupidly in my opinion, a few myths of guns that have been propagated by Hollywood and the entertainment industry. First, being shot with most any firearm isn't going to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/11/2008 9:22:09 AM | Feedback (3)
I think this is one of the most ignorant things I've read on gun ownership to date Do proponents of gun ownership really feel they are protected simply by owning a gun? It seems to me that to be really protected one would need to have the gun accessible at all times. Maybe we’ll eventually have to return to the Wild West and carry guns in holsters. It could make for a booming gun holster business. They could be designed for men and women and come in various colors and designs. They would have...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/30/2008 8:10:33 AM | Feedback (9)
One of the common talking points of the PSH crowd when it comes to promoting the ideas of Castle Doctrine and Self Defense laws is that people will simply shoot their neighbors and use the excuse of being "in fear of their life" and simply walk free. John Gutmacher points to why this isn't the case The question was squarely answered as applied to an "unreasonable" belief in the recent case of Hill v. State, 33 Fla.L.Weekly D. 1038 (Fla. 3DCA 2008), where the appellate court held that there is...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/29/2008 9:47:03 AM | Feedback (1)
From John R. in the comments here From a strictly practical point of view, if someone's goal was to inflict fatal injuries, a shotgun is a much more ferocious weapon. Machine guns have better PR.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/22/2008 7:52:18 AM | Feedback (1)
Because they tend to abuse them more than the average citizen OCEANSIDE, Calif.—An 8-year-old boy who was with his mother when both were shot by an off-duty San Diego police officer in a parking lot confrontation was hit once in the leg, police said Tuesday. The boy's mother, Rachel Silva, was hit twice in the arm, said Oceanside police Lt. Fred Armijo. Both were hospitalized after the shooting but have now been released. The officer, Frank White, fired five shots during the March 15...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/25/2008 8:27:00 PM | Feedback (3)
I've said it over and over, but alas it is my duty to continue to do so. Guns are not difficult to make objects Police are receiving an urgent warning:  be on the lookout for an old-style gun that's apparently making a comeback on the streets. The concern? It may be impossible to tell if someone is carrying the gun. Experts say this gun is so small it can be hidden in a belt buckle, necklace or even a flashlight. And what's even scarier – the gun can apparently be made at home. Emphasis mine....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/10/2008 7:55:32 AM | Feedback (5)
I hear it all the time. The blood dancers scream "30,000 people die each year from violent firearm deaths!!!!!" It is repeated so often that most people probably take it for a fact. I'm here to kill that rumor once and for all. And I'm going to do it using the CDC's data itself. Go here to start. It's the WISQARS Injury Mortality Reports, 1999 - 2004. For question 1 1. What was the intent or manner of the injury? (Select one) Choose All Intents For question 2 2. What was the cause or...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/29/2007 10:27:10 AM | Feedback (4)
Well, it's not gun free if people get shot Despite the outlawing of handguns and clamping down on other firearms in 1997, after the massacre the previous year of 16 school children in Dunblane, the gun menace continues to escalate in the UK. Gun-related murders rose by 6 per cent to 53 in England and Wales, according to official figures for the year ending June 2007. Emphasis mine. Think about it. It's not like the US where you can find a gun shop every 10 miles. It takes a small act of God to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/16/2007 10:04:49 AM | Feedback (5)
The gun bigots like to tell us that gun crime would lower if we made it near impossible for anyone to get firearms. It's not like you can just make a gun out of a pipe or anything, right? Wrong A 22-year-old KwaZulu-Natal man built a home-made firearm at the weekend and used the weapon to kill himself, police said on Monday Police spokesperson Captain Khephu Ndlovu said the man had built the gun with a steel pipe at his Umlazi home on Saturday. "The gun was seized and is now being kept at the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/26/2007 9:40:50 AM | Feedback (6)
Blood in the streets, OK Corral, yadda yadda yadda. Pick your cliche. However, this young gentlemen proves that to be a lie Me; "In my case, I carry both here in Israel and Stateside in Connecticut.  Although, admittedly, the style of carry and the weapon selection is vastly different between those two locations." Herb; "Yeah, I'll say!  You sure don't see kids walking around with automatic weapons in New York!" Me laughing; "Sure ya do!  They're just breaking the law there.  There's a big...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/30/2007 11:35:52 AM | Feedback (2)
Knife crime doubles in 2 years - Times Online THE full extent of Britain’s violent crime epidemic, which yesterday claimed the life of another teenager, is revealed in shocking new figures that show the number of street robberies involving knives has more than doubled in two years. Attacks in which a knife was used in a successful mugging have soared, from 25,500 in 2005 to 64,000 in the year to April 2007. The figures mean that each day last year saw, on average, 175 robberies at knife-point...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/20/2007 9:10:15 PM | Feedback (12)
Here I am thinking I'd like to get a 50 BMG or a S&W Model 500 when I should just host a gun buyback and score something much better Joe Darnell of South Bend said he gave away his 32 mm revolver because it was a gun that his son had found underneath the front seat of a second-hand car he once bought. Darnell said he had never used the gun his son gave him a decade ago, and he keeps another one anyway -- a 16-gauge shotgun -- for "home security." Bob Beals of Mishawaka said he bought a 22...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/20/2007 8:28:37 AM | Feedback (4)
Insty makes a little crack about it, but the problem is the uneducated really think that 500 rounds of ammunition constitutes some sort of armory. Go to Wal-Mart's sporting section and you'll see that you can pick up a 550 count box of Remington .22 Long Rifle bullets for about $11. I know, I just bought two of them. So, in my closet at home right now there are ~1100 rounds of .22, ~700 rounds of 7.62x54R, 200 rounds of 10mm,  as well as having enough components to make a few hundred more...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/19/2007 2:24:31 PM | Feedback (3)
Uncle responds to a challenge Jake Drew: "How does a gun make anyone feel safer? Please – I dare anyone out there to explain it to me. " They don’t make me feel safer. The actually do make me safer. Feelings have nothing to do with it. I left a comment, but it wasn't published. Maybe Jake just didn't get around to it or that my single incident proves him absolutely wrong. I will never go into details because it was not a pleasant experience and nothing to boast of, but I personally have...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/27/2007 2:00:20 PM | Feedback (5)
Abso-friggin'-lutely priceless A prominent Illinois gun control advocate found himself tongue-tied after he was caught telling something other than the truth about a popular brand of target rifles. The gaffe came during a Wednesday press conference hosted by Sen. Dan Kotowski (D-33) in support of several gun control bills. In his address, Kotowski pointed to a rifle staged as a prop for the event and described it as being a “military” weapon. What Kotowski did not know was that Mr. Mark...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/3/2007 11:54:26 AM | Feedback (1)
I get tired of hearing that phrase or seeing it printed in the paper. Guns no more "just go off" than a stapler "just happens" to spit out a staple. Guns no more "just go off" than a camera "just happens" to take a pictures. Guns no more "just go off" than Britney Spear's hair "shaves itself". All of these items require some sort of mechanical pressure and action to do their thing. Yes, there are instances of mechanical failures, and those are truly accidents, but 99 times out of 99, guns go...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/25/2007 4:02:45 PM | Feedback (1)
Because we all know, criminals obey the law These and other weapons-related findings comprise one chapter in a 180-page research summary called "Violent Encounters: A Study of Felonious Assaults on Our Nation's Law Enforcement Officers." The study is the third in a series of long investigations into fatal and nonfatal attacks on POs by the FBI team of Dr. Anthony Pinizzotto, clinical forensic psychologist, and Ed Davis, criminal investigative instructor, both with the Bureau's Behavioral...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/16/2007 10:19:53 AM | Feedback (0)
Informed, and sarcastic. Exactly the way they should be. There's hope for Canada yet! Hat Tip The Smallest Minority
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/5/2007 10:31:36 AM | Feedback (0)
Many, many times. Before Adolph Hitler came to power, there was a black market in firearms, but the German people had been so conditioned to be law abiding, that they would never consider buying an unregistered gun. The German people really believed that only hoodlums own such guns. What fools we were. It truly frightens me to see how the government, media, and some police groups in America are pushing for the same mindset. In my opinion, the people of America had better start asking and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/1/2007 1:46:49 PM | Feedback (2)
Really? Here's several hundred stories that say differently. Yes, I'm turning this blog into a Gun blog. Because there are a lot of hoplophobes out there that need to be slapped around with as much hard logic as possible. Not that it will help as most anti-gun people are emotional about guns and no amount of logic can defeat illogic.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/26/2007 10:49:47 PM | Feedback (3)
That punk pulled a Glock 7 on me! You know what that is? It's a porcelain gun made in Germany. It doesn't show up on your airport X-ray machines, and it cost more than you make here in a month.  - Bruce Willis, in Die Hard 2 (1990) Now, Hollywood isn't renowned for it's portrayal of reality, but I cannot believe how many people still believe there is such a thing as a 'plastic pistol, undetectable by x-ray machines'. Most of the time when people talk about "plastic" guns, they are referring to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/18/2007 3:46:37 PM | Feedback (0)
Gabby’s (www.ArmedCandy.net) ex would be picking up parts of his amygdala from the floor People fear that gun folks are going to suddenly get angry and start shooting everyone. Well, I just found out (a few days ago) that I was cheated on and had four months of my life wasted by a selfish brat of a boy, and not once has shooting him enter into my head. Tangent – I’m a happily married man. Oh, don’t get me wrong, the Mrs. and I have our moments and I’d be lying if I said we were still...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/11/2004 3:12:00 PM | Feedback (0)

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